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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank - 941 902
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 0 9 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.008% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.030% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 31
Average salary - £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary - - £45,000

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
28441 29525 28128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.05% 27.72% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22731 23597 22083
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (50.00%) MCPD
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCAA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) API Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow Development
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSL
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) API Integration
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) CCAA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCPD
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware