The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 78 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 758 969 1153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.57% 4.14% 5.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.40% 12.18% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 634 834 1075
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,501 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6649 7953 7441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.31% 33.97% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 6289 6022
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -1 184 £37,500 -0.66% 22
Berkshire -16 149 £35,000 -14.11% 17
Hampshire -5 148 £40,000 +15.10% 21
Buckinghamshire -7 107 £34,000 -24.44% 12
Oxfordshire -11 54 £39,500 +19.69% 6
Kent -20 49 £30,000 -25.00% 2
West Sussex -37 33 £40,000 +6.66% 6
East Sussex +14 14 £25,000 -37.50%
Middlesex +12 10 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 1100 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 1012 (68.38%) Windows
3 889 (60.07%) MCSE
4 640 (43.24%) Active Directory
5 618 (41.76%) VMware
6 534 (36.08%) MS Excel
7 445 (30.07%) MCITP
8 439 (29.66%) ITIL
9 434 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 428 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 421 (28.45%) Cisco
12 419 (28.31%) MS Exchange
13 391 (26.42%) MCP
14 388 (26.22%) SQL Server
15 379 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
16 358 (24.19%) CCNA
17 347 (23.45%) MCSA
18 331 (22.36%) SQL
19 322 (21.76%) Firewall
20 304 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
21 285 (19.26%) Hyper-V
22 276 (18.65%) Citrix
23 247 (16.69%) HP
24 245 (16.55%) Exchange Server 2010
25 237 (16.01%) Windows 7
26 231 (15.61%) DNS
27 229 (15.47%) MS Office
28 219 (14.80%) TCP/IP
29 217 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
29 217 (14.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 419 (28.31%) MS Exchange
2 245 (16.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 145 (9.80%) Lync
5 124 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 119 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 110 (7.43%) IIS
8 71 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 52 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2000
10 45 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
13 17 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (1.15%) SAS
14 15 (1.01%) CMS
15 11 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.34%) Commerce Server
18 3 (0.20%) Site Server
18 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 534 (36.08%) MS Excel
2 229 (15.47%) MS Office
3 38 (2.57%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.88%) PowerPivot
5 8 (0.54%) MS Project
5 8 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) Mingle
8 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) Primavera
5 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.14%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.068%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.068%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 131 (8.85%) Office 365
2 68 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
4 29 (1.96%) IaaS
5 22 (1.49%) SaaS
6 21 (1.42%) PaaS
7 13 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.068%) Nimbula
9 1 (0.068%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 322 (21.76%) Firewall
2 231 (15.61%) DNS
3 219 (14.80%) TCP/IP
4 214 (14.46%) LAN
5 205 (13.85%) SAN
6 201 (13.58%) WAN
7 190 (12.84%) DHCP
8 135 (9.12%) VPN
9 112 (7.57%) VoIP
10 60 (4.05%) NAS
11 59 (3.99%) Internet
12 47 (3.18%) Unified Communications
12 47 (3.18%) iSCSI
13 43 (2.91%) VLAN
14 38 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (2.23%) MPLS
16 24 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
17 23 (1.55%) Wireless
18 22 (1.49%) Network Security
19 21 (1.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (26.22%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 35 (2.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 25 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 24 (1.62%) MySQL
11 20 (1.35%) Big Data
12 18 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.01%) DB2
14 15 (1.01%) Relational Database
15 13 (0.88%) NoSQL
15 13 (0.88%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.81%) MS Access
17 11 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 33 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.47%) NUnit
4 7 (0.47%) MSTest
5 5 (0.34%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.27%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.068%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.068%) JIRA
General
1 123 (8.31%) Finance
2 49 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.09%) Back Office
4 30 (2.03%) Legal
5 23 (1.55%) Retail
6 22 (1.49%) Automotive
7 20 (1.35%) Law
8 18 (1.22%) Billing
8 18 (1.22%) Marketing
9 17 (1.15%) German Language
9 17 (1.15%) Italian Language
9 17 (1.15%) Spanish Language
10 14 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.88%) Dutch Language
12 11 (0.74%) French Language
12 11 (0.74%) Electronics
13 7 (0.47%) Advertising
14 5 (0.34%) Publishing
15 4 (0.27%) Local Government
15 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 316 (21.35%) Support Engineer
2 176 (11.89%) Analyst
3 163 (11.01%) Consultant
4 153 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 132 (8.92%) Developer
6 122 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 90 (6.08%) Support Analyst
8 79 (5.34%) Architect
8 79 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 68 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
10 66 (4.46%) Administrator
11 65 (4.39%) Desktop Support
12 64 (4.32%) IT Support
13 60 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
14 57 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
15 56 (3.78%) Service Analyst
16 55 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
17 54 (3.65%) C# Developer
18 53 (3.58%) Technical Support
19 49 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (10.74%) .NET
2 122 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 115 (7.77%) HTML
4 98 (6.62%) CSS
5 90 (6.08%) jQuery
6 75 (5.07%) HTML5
7 69 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 50 (3.38%) AngularJS
9 49 (3.31%) CSS3
10 34 (2.30%) LINQ
11 30 (2.03%) .NET Framework
12 29 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (1.76%) Ajax
14 24 (1.62%) XML
15 23 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 22 (1.49%) Software Packaging
17 21 (1.42%) Web Services
18 16 (1.08%) WCF
19 15 (1.01%) COM
20 14 (0.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.16%) Data Centre
2 93 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 90 (6.08%) Blackberry
5 89 (6.01%) Clustering
6 72 (4.86%) Computer Science
7 48 (3.24%) Replication
8 46 (3.11%) Private Cloud
9 39 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (2.50%) Fat Client
10 37 (2.50%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.69%) EqualLogic
12 20 (1.35%) iPad
13 19 (1.28%) iPhone
13 19 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.28%) Statistics
14 16 (1.08%) iSeries
15 15 (1.01%) BYOD
16 13 (0.88%) PKI
17 12 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1012 (68.38%) Windows
2 434 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 304 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 237 (16.01%) Windows 7
5 217 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 194 (13.11%) Linux
7 145 (9.80%) Windows 8
8 107 (7.23%) Windows XP
9 69 (4.66%) Mac OS X
10 62 (4.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 60 (4.05%) UNIX
12 53 (3.58%) Windows Vista
13 25 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (1.15%) Android
15 14 (0.95%) VMS
16 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.41%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.41%) Solaris
18 6 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (29.66%) ITIL
2 127 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (7.09%) Migration
4 98 (6.62%) Problem Management
5 89 (6.01%) Service Delivery
6 83 (5.61%) MVC
7 80 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 73 (4.93%) Project Management
9 68 (4.59%) Service Management
10 65 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 60 (4.05%) Incident Management
12 53 (3.58%) PRINCE2
13 50 (3.38%) Asset Management
13 50 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
14 49 (3.31%) Change Management
15 47 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
16 45 (3.04%) Configuration Management
17 41 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
18 40 (2.70%) CRM
19 39 (2.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 331 (22.36%) SQL
2 125 (8.45%) C#
3 104 (7.03%) JavaScript
4 102 (6.89%) PowerShell
5 71 (4.80%) T-SQL
6 40 (2.70%) C
7 19 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 17 (1.15%) VBA
9 16 (1.08%) Perl
9 16 (1.08%) Java
10 12 (0.81%) VBScript
10 12 (0.81%) VB
11 6 (0.41%) JAQL
12 5 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.27%) Python
14 3 (0.20%) PHP
14 3 (0.20%) VB6
14 3 (0.20%) C++
15 2 (0.14%) X++
15 2 (0.14%) F#
Qualifications
1 889 (60.07%) MCSE
2 445 (30.07%) MCITP
3 391 (26.42%) MCP
4 379 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
5 358 (24.19%) CCNA
6 347 (23.45%) MCSA
7 217 (14.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 187 (12.64%) Degree
9 147 (9.93%) MCTS
10 128 (8.65%) Security Cleared
11 107 (7.23%) SC Cleared
12 68 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
13 64 (4.32%) CCA
14 59 (3.99%) CCNP
15 49 (3.31%) MCDST
16 48 (3.24%) DV Cleared
16 48 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
17 32 (2.16%) CISSP
17 32 (2.16%) HND
18 26 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (13.58%) SLA
2 39 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 38 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (2.43%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.15%) QA
6 15 (1.01%) COBIT
7 10 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.61%) GPG13
9 7 (0.47%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.27%) HL7
11 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 640 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 428 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (19.26%) Hyper-V
4 143 (9.66%) vSphere
5 71 (4.80%) XenApp
6 58 (3.92%) vCloud
7 54 (3.65%) VMware ESX
8 35 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
9 32 (2.16%) Terminal Services
10 30 (2.03%) XenDesktop
11 26 (1.76%) UAG
11 26 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.28%) ISA Server
13 18 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.74%) Firmware
15 10 (0.68%) XenServer
15 10 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.61%) Terminal Server
17 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 6 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 123 (8.31%) SCCM
2 69 (4.66%) Backup Exec
3 64 (4.32%) SCOM
4 46 (3.11%) WSUS
5 29 (1.96%) Legato
6 13 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 10 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.68%) DameWare
9 9 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.41%) Nagios
11 6 (0.41%) WMI
11 6 (0.41%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.34%) OpenView
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 1100 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 618 (41.76%) VMware
3 421 (28.45%) Cisco
4 276 (18.65%) Citrix
5 247 (16.69%) HP
6 115 (7.77%) NetApp
7 98 (6.62%) Symantec
8 78 (5.27%) Avaya
9 73 (4.93%) Apple
10 68 (4.59%) Oracle
11 66 (4.46%) Dell
12 60 (4.05%) EMC
13 54 (3.65%) Juniper
14 51 (3.45%) 3PAR
15 45 (3.04%) CommVault
16 39 (2.64%) IBM
17 29 (1.96%) CheckPoint
17 29 (1.96%) McAfee
18 27 (1.82%) Remedy
19 26 (1.76%) LANDesk
Wokingham, Berkshire
Coeo Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + £8K if on call and great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Duke Hudson
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
St Paul's Catholic College
Salary: £23,761 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Pensions + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
RDK Consulting
Salary: £25-30k basic, £45-50k package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Car, Traning & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
networx
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £42,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago