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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 890 891 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 3 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.018% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.067% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 0
Average salary £54,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average salary - £54,000 -

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
31482 29808 31546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 26.94% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25214 23984 26320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 5 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 21 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -33 3 £54,000 +2.85%
London -24 2 £54,000 +2.85%
East of England -20 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 20 (100.00%) MCSE
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) MCITP
6 10 (50.00%) Citrix
6 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (45.00%) MCTS
8 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (30.00%) Degree
9 6 (30.00%) Aerospace
9 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (30.00%) XenApp
9 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (30.00%) High Availability
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 5 (25.00%) VCAP
10 5 (25.00%) CCAA
10 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
10 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
1 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) PPTP
2 1 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (30.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) DBA
1 6 (30.00%) Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (30.00%) High Availability
1 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
1 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) MCSE
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) MCITP
3 9 (45.00%) MCTS
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) MCP
5 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (25.00%) VCAP
5 5 (25.00%) CCAA
5 5 (25.00%) CCA
5 5 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (25.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) CCNP
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CCENT
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) XenApp
4 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (20.00%) XenServer
6 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) AppSense