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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank 897 868 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 14 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.024% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 0
Average salary £50,000 £70,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year
-32.14% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31696 29633 33028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.10% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 23831 28223
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2014 within the UK.

MCSM Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSM
Top 10 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 July 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 14 £50,000 -28.57% 1
East Midlands -7 6 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Leicestershire - 6 £45,000 - 1
Leicester - 4 £45,000 -
London -38 3 £54,000 -29.18%
South West -13 1 £32,500 -59.37%
Brentwood - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
East of England - 1 - -

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (100.00%) MCSE
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (60.71%) VMware
4 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 13 (46.43%) SAN
7 13 (46.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (42.86%) MCITP
8 12 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (42.86%) VCAP
8 12 (42.86%) HP
9 10 (35.71%) Citrix
9 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
9 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (32.14%) ITIL
11 8 (28.57%) MCP
11 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
11 8 (28.57%) CCNA
11 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
11 8 (28.57%) Cisco
11 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (25.00%) CCNP
12 7 (25.00%) CCA
12 7 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (25.00%) MCSA
12 7 (25.00%) SQL
12 7 (25.00%) PowerShell

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
1 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.71%) Lync
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Site Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) NAS
2 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
2 6 (21.43%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.57%) IPsec
4 1 (3.57%) PPTP
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (21.43%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Administrator
2 7 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 6 (21.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) DBA
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (21.43%) High Availability
2 6 (21.43%) Asset Management
2 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) ETL
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) MCSE
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (46.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (42.86%) MCITP
3 12 (42.86%) VCAP
4 8 (28.57%) MCP
4 8 (28.57%) CCNA
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.00%) CCNP
5 7 (25.00%) CCA
5 7 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (25.00%) MCSA
5 7 (25.00%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) CCAA
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 6 (21.43%) MCTS
6 6 (21.43%) CCSE
6 6 (21.43%) CCSA
7 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.57%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) GxP
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) XenApp
4 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) XenServer
5 1 (3.57%) UAG
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.57%) SCSM
3 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Citrix
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 6 (21.43%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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