The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 899 879 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 18 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.004% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.013% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 0
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

MCSM Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSM
Top 7 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 17 £52,500 +31.25% 1
London -36 16 £52,500 -4.54% 1
South East - 1 £57,500 -
South Wales - 1 £32,500 -
Wales - 1 £32,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £32,500 -
Hengoed - 1 £32,500 -

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 49 (100.00%) MCSE
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (97.96%) Microsoft
3 40 (81.63%) VMware
4 39 (79.59%) Windows
5 37 (75.51%) MCITP
6 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
7 29 (59.18%) MCSA
7 29 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (55.10%) Citrix
9 25 (51.02%) MCTS
10 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (44.90%) MS Exchange
12 21 (42.86%) Cisco
13 18 (36.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (36.73%) Unified Communications
14 17 (34.69%) SAN
14 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
15 16 (32.65%) VCAP
16 15 (30.61%) Lync
17 14 (28.57%) MCP
17 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
18 13 (26.53%) ITIL
18 13 (26.53%) HP
18 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
18 13 (26.53%) XenApp
19 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
20 11 (22.45%) CCA
20 11 (22.45%) Citrix Certification
20 11 (22.45%) CCNP

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 22 (44.90%) MS Exchange
2 15 (30.61%) Lync
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.04%) Site Server
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.33%) MS Office
3 5 (10.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) Unified Communications
2 17 (34.69%) SAN
3 11 (22.45%) Firewall
4 7 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 6 (12.24%) DNS
5 6 (12.24%) Network Security
5 6 (12.24%) NAS
6 4 (8.16%) DHCP
7 3 (6.12%) IP Telephony
7 3 (6.12%) Internet
7 3 (6.12%) MPLS
7 3 (6.12%) VPN
8 2 (4.08%) LDAP
8 2 (4.08%) VLAN
9 1 (2.04%) Wireless
9 1 (2.04%) LAN
9 1 (2.04%) PBX
9 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Consultant
2 10 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Server Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Senior Server Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Exchange Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Administrator
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.24%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Operations Manager
6 5 (10.20%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) IT Operations Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Handset
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (79.59%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.04%) UNIX
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Service Management
2 9 (18.37%) Project Management
3 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
3 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.20%) Budget Control
4 5 (10.20%) Change Control
4 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
4 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.20%) Information Security
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) CRM
6 3 (6.12%) ITSM
6 3 (6.12%) Security Management
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.12%) High Availability
7 2 (4.08%) Product Management
7 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) MCSE
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (75.51%) MCITP
3 29 (59.18%) MCSA
4 25 (51.02%) MCTS
5 18 (36.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (32.65%) VCAP
7 14 (28.57%) MCP
8 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (22.45%) CCA
9 11 (22.45%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (22.45%) CCNP
9 11 (22.45%) CCNA
10 10 (20.41%) CCAA
11 6 (12.24%) CCSE
11 6 (12.24%) CCSA
12 5 (10.20%) Degree
12 5 (10.20%) MOS
13 4 (8.16%) A+ Certification
14 3 (6.12%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
2 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) GxP
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
2 29 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (26.53%) XenApp
4 10 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) WSUS
1 8 (16.33%) Puppet
2 7 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.04%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.04%) SCSM
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) Microsoft
2 40 (81.63%) VMware
3 27 (55.10%) Citrix
4 21 (42.86%) Cisco
5 13 (26.53%) HP
6 9 (18.37%) Dell
7 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle
9 3 (6.12%) NetApp
9 3 (6.12%) EMC
9 3 (6.12%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.12%) F5
9 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.08%) McAfee
10 2 (4.08%) Avaya
11 1 (2.04%) CA
11 1 (2.04%) Symantec
11 1 (2.04%) Veeam
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