The table below looks at the statistics for MCSM in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSM over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank - 916 899
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 0 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.049% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 4
Average salary - £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary - £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30444 32334 30911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.23% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23778 25831 24841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCSM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSM within the UK.

MCSM Salary Trend in the UK

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MCSM 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 MCSM.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) MCITP
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) VCAP
4 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) CCA
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (44.44%) MCP
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) CCAA
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (33.33%) MCTS
6 3 (33.33%) AppSense
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA
6 3 (33.33%) CRM
6 3 (33.33%) C
6 3 (33.33%) Internet

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MCSM 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 MCSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) NAS
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Specialist
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) CRM
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCITP
3 6 (66.67%) VCAP
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (44.44%) CCAA
4 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) CCA
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (33.33%) MCSA
5 3 (33.33%) MCTS
6 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) CCSA
6 2 (22.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Dell