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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 895 926 878
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 1 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.003% 0.019% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 4
Average salary £45,000 £54,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 - £70,000

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
29226 32287 29861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.35% 27.33% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 22950 25909 24009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 3 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 26 May 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
England +48 1 £45,000 -16.66%
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
South East - 1 £45,000 -

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (75.00%) VCAP
3 6 (75.00%) SAN
4 5 (62.50%) MCITP
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) CCAA
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) CCA
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (50.00%) MCP
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 3 (37.50%) XenApp
6 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (37.50%) SCCM
7 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) NAS
7 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Replication
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Server
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (75.00%) VCAP
3 5 (62.50%) MCITP
4 4 (50.00%) MCP
4 4 (50.00%) CCAA
4 4 (50.00%) CCA
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCSA
5 2 (25.00%) CCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) AppSense