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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 869 848 868
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 6 30 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.028% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.10% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 5 30 2
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary - £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
32172 29152 30009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.24% 27.32% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25580 22933 24625
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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
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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
London +13 6 £50,000 -4.76% 1
England -19 6 £50,000 - 2

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) MCITP
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) VCAP
4 5 (50.00%) SCCM
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) CCA
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) MCP
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) MCTS
5 4 (40.00%) CCAA
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (30.00%) AppSense
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) C

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Wintel Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Wintel Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCITP
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (60.00%) VCAP
4 4 (40.00%) CCA
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 4 (40.00%) MCTS
4 4 (40.00%) CCAA
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CCNP
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) CCSE
6 2 (20.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (10.00%) XenServer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) AppSense
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
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