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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 899 892 884
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 1 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.003% 0.058% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 8
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary - £47,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
- -32.14%

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
30293 31046 28822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.02% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24454 24053 23409
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 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 0 1 £45,000 -16.66%
England -2 1 £45,000 -10.00%

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 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%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
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%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCAA
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix