The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 108 89 66
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2841 3484 4014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 3.04% 3.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.50% 11.23% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2484 2971 3641
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,800 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
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%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the UK.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -18 2686 £37,500 -6.25% 361
London -53 822 £42,500 - 100
South East +4 810 £37,500 -1.31% 77
Surrey +35 319 £37,500 -0.66% 17
East of England +1 254 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Yorkshire +1 200 £40,750 +8.66% 20
North West -22 180 £30,000 -7.69% 54
City of London -67 170 £42,500 -2.90% 21
South West -28 151 £36,000 +10.76% 27
West Midlands -30 150 £37,500 - 19
Hampshire -29 148 £40,000 +31.14% 11
West Yorkshire +4 147 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Berkshire -6 116 £35,000 -12.50% 23
Leeds +10 106 £36,500 -13.09% 12
East Midlands -34 97 £32,500 -18.75% 20
Manchester -9 89 £37,500 +13.63% 28
Hertfordshire -4 83 £32,500 -27.77% 14
Birmingham -13 80 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Buckinghamshire -21 73 £31,000 -31.11% 8
Cheshire -9 71 £24,500 -27.94% 14
Scotland -34 59 £37,500 +10.29% 17
Cambridgeshire +4 58 £40,000 - 7
Oxfordshire -15 57 £37,500 +13.63% 6
Reading -14 55 £33,250 -26.11% 8
Kent -21 50 £36,250 -19.44% 3
Milton Keynes -8 49 £33,500 -21.17% 3
Bedfordshire -6 48 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Nottinghamshire -23 46 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Nottingham -16 45 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Leatherhead +23 41 £30,750 +2.50%

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 4549 (77.11%) Microsoft
2 3783 (64.13%) Windows
3 3058 (51.84%) MCSE
4 2435 (41.28%) Active Directory
5 2240 (37.97%) VMware
6 1994 (33.80%) MS Excel
7 1744 (29.56%) ITIL
8 1743 (29.55%) SQL Server
9 1625 (27.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 1576 (26.72%) SQL
11 1550 (26.28%) MS Exchange
12 1472 (24.95%) MCITP
13 1429 (24.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1401 (23.75%) MCSA
15 1308 (22.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 1278 (21.66%) Citrix
17 1255 (21.27%) Cisco
18 1254 (21.26%) MCP
19 1038 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
20 976 (16.55%) .NET
21 972 (16.48%) CCNA
22 956 (16.21%) Firewall
23 914 (15.49%) DNS
24 908 (15.39%) Hyper-V
25 896 (15.19%) MS Office
26 874 (14.82%) C#
27 853 (14.46%) Windows 7
28 852 (14.44%) Degree
29 832 (14.10%) SAN
29 832 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1550 (26.28%) MS Exchange
2 832 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 732 (12.41%) SharePoint
4 519 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 465 (7.88%) Lync
6 456 (7.73%) IIS
7 356 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 236 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 207 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 142 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 130 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 70 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
13 56 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
14 47 (0.80%) Apache
15 46 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
16 44 (0.75%) CMS
17 35 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.41%) Apache Pig
19 22 (0.37%) Tomcat
20 19 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1994 (33.80%) MS Excel
2 896 (15.19%) MS Office
3 71 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 27 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 12 (0.20%) MS Project
8 11 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.17%) Mingle
10 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.068%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.051%) InDesign
13 3 (0.051%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.034%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.017%) SketchUp
15 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 159 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.12%) Primavera
7 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.085%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.068%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.068%) Summit
10 3 (0.051%) Agresso
10 3 (0.051%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.034%) SAP CCM
11 2 (0.034%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.034%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.034%) LabWindows
12 1 (0.017%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.017%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 570 (9.66%) Office 365
2 321 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 73 (1.24%) SaaS
6 40 (0.68%) IaaS
7 28 (0.47%) PaaS
8 20 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.17%) Google Apps
12 9 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
13 8 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.12%) GitHub
15 3 (0.051%) Yammer
16 1 (0.017%) Dropbox
16 1 (0.017%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 956 (16.21%) Firewall
2 914 (15.49%) DNS
3 832 (14.10%) SAN
4 816 (13.83%) TCP/IP
5 707 (11.99%) WAN
6 704 (11.93%) DHCP
7 686 (11.63%) LAN
8 431 (7.31%) VPN
9 314 (5.32%) VoIP
10 209 (3.54%) Internet
11 207 (3.51%) NAS
12 160 (2.71%) VLAN
13 147 (2.49%) Wireless
14 130 (2.20%) Network Security
15 125 (2.12%) iSCSI
16 113 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
16 113 (1.92%) Unified Communications
17 110 (1.86%) MPLS
18 74 (1.25%) Skype
19 72 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1743 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 481 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 397 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 331 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 288 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 221 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 193 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 159 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
9 141 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 116 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 116 (1.97%) MySQL
11 87 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 78 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
13 76 (1.29%) Big Data
14 59 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 53 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
16 52 (0.88%) Hadoop
17 50 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
18 40 (0.68%) NoSQL
19 34 (0.58%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 305 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 179 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (0.68%) NUnit
4 34 (0.58%) Subversion
5 32 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
6 30 (0.51%) MSI
7 29 (0.49%) Moq
8 26 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 22 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (0.34%) JIRA
11 17 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (0.27%) Git (software)
13 14 (0.24%) InstallShield
14 12 (0.20%) TeamCity
15 11 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.19%) MSTest
16 9 (0.15%) MSBuild
17 7 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
18 6 (0.10%) Selenium
19 5 (0.085%) CruiseControl
General
1 776 (13.15%) Finance
2 211 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 169 (2.86%) Legal
4 150 (2.54%) Law
5 132 (2.24%) Retail
6 123 (2.09%) Banking
7 102 (1.73%) Advertising
8 75 (1.27%) Back Office
9 73 (1.24%) Marketing
10 58 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 51 (0.86%) Games
12 49 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 36 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 28 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.44%) Automotive
16 23 (0.39%) Electronics
16 23 (0.39%) Local Government
17 21 (0.36%) Front Office
18 20 (0.34%) Publishing
18 20 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 813 (13.78%) Support Engineer
2 807 (13.68%) Developer
3 795 (13.48%) Analyst
4 513 (8.70%) Consultant
5 468 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 387 (6.56%) Administrator
7 386 (6.54%) Support Analyst
8 342 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 328 (5.56%) .NET Developer
10 275 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 257 (4.36%) DBA
12 253 (4.29%) IT Support
13 249 (4.22%) Architect
14 238 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
15 237 (4.02%) Desktop Support
16 223 (3.78%) C# Developer
17 208 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
18 193 (3.27%) SQL DBA
19 182 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
20 175 (2.97%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 976 (16.55%) .NET
2 686 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 575 (9.75%) HTML
4 474 (8.04%) CSS
5 429 (7.27%) jQuery
6 335 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 326 (5.53%) .NET Framework
8 238 (4.03%) HTML5
9 188 (3.19%) Web Services
10 185 (3.14%) Entity Framework
10 185 (3.14%) CSS3
11 183 (3.10%) WCF
12 182 (3.09%) AngularJS
13 176 (2.98%) XML
14 122 (2.07%) Ajax
15 95 (1.61%) LINQ
16 80 (1.36%) KnockoutJS
17 69 (1.17%) NHibernate
18 67 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 56 (0.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 478 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 360 (6.10%) Blackberry
3 343 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 331 (5.61%) Clustering
5 248 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 243 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 242 (4.10%) Replication
8 105 (1.78%) Private Cloud
9 99 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 89 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 89 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 77 (1.31%) iPhone
12 74 (1.25%) Statistics
13 72 (1.22%) Thin Client
13 72 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 62 (1.05%) iPad
15 54 (0.92%) EqualLogic
16 52 (0.88%) PDA
17 45 (0.76%) Mathematics
18 36 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3783 (64.13%) Windows
2 1625 (27.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1308 (22.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 853 (14.46%) Windows 7
5 764 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 609 (10.32%) Linux
7 467 (7.92%) Windows 8
8 381 (6.46%) Windows XP
9 205 (3.48%) UNIX
10 137 (2.32%) Android
11 133 (2.25%) Mac OS X
12 115 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 94 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 88 (1.49%) Apple iOS
15 77 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (0.56%) Mac OS
17 30 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
18 26 (0.44%) Windows 2000
19 21 (0.36%) Solaris
20 19 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1744 (29.56%) ITIL
2 660 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (7.75%) MVC
4 418 (7.09%) Migration
5 379 (6.42%) Project Management
6 339 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 304 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 298 (5.05%) Mentoring
9 252 (4.27%) Service Management
10 249 (4.22%) Change Management
11 245 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
12 239 (4.05%) CRM
13 238 (4.03%) Scrum
13 238 (4.03%) TDD
14 220 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
15 213 (3.61%) PRINCE2
16 212 (3.59%) Problem Management
17 180 (3.05%) Time Management
18 167 (2.83%) Incident Management
19 164 (2.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1576 (26.72%) SQL
2 874 (14.82%) C#
3 582 (9.87%) JavaScript
4 472 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 368 (6.24%) T-SQL
6 129 (2.19%) Java
7 97 (1.64%) C
8 93 (1.58%) VBScript
9 87 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 76 (1.29%) VB
11 68 (1.15%) C++
11 68 (1.15%) VBA
12 51 (0.86%) Objective-C
13 41 (0.70%) Perl
14 33 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 28 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 25 (0.42%) VB6
17 24 (0.41%) PHP
18 21 (0.36%) Python
18 21 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3058 (51.84%) MCSE
2 1472 (24.95%) MCITP
3 1401 (23.75%) MCSA
4 1254 (21.26%) MCP
5 1038 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
6 972 (16.48%) CCNA
7 852 (14.44%) Degree
8 755 (12.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 597 (10.12%) MCTS
10 304 (5.15%) Security Cleared
11 285 (4.83%) Citrix Certification
12 234 (3.97%) CCNP
13 228 (3.87%) CCA
14 202 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
15 194 (3.29%) MCSD
16 186 (3.15%) SC Cleared
17 167 (2.83%) MCDST
18 134 (2.27%) A+ Certification
19 93 (1.58%) CISSP
20 90 (1.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (8.53%) SLA
2 122 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.02%) QA
4 55 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 51 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 32 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.36%) COBIT
8 9 (0.15%) HL7
9 7 (0.12%) GPG13
9 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.12%) TickIT
10 4 (0.068%) BS7799
10 4 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.068%) GMP
11 3 (0.051%) BS25999
12 2 (0.034%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2435 (41.28%) Active Directory
2 1429 (24.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 908 (15.39%) Hyper-V
4 385 (6.53%) XenApp
5 365 (6.19%) vSphere
6 200 (3.39%) VMware ESX
7 186 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
8 155 (2.63%) XenDesktop
9 111 (1.88%) Terminal Services
10 74 (1.25%) vCloud
11 71 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 69 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
13 65 (1.10%) XenServer
14 60 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 58 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 52 (0.88%) VMware Server
17 49 (0.83%) Terminal Server
18 47 (0.80%) UAG
19 29 (0.49%) Xen
20 28 (0.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 530 (8.98%) SCCM
2 311 (5.27%) SCOM
3 243 (4.12%) Backup Exec
4 130 (2.20%) WSUS
5 77 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 63 (1.07%) NetBackup
7 49 (0.83%) AirWatch
8 46 (0.78%) SCVMM
9 36 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 35 (0.59%) XenMobile
11 28 (0.47%) Legato
12 27 (0.46%) Nagios
13 26 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (0.41%) vMotion
15 23 (0.39%) SCOrch
15 23 (0.39%) Puppet
16 22 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
17 21 (0.36%) Tivoli
18 19 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 18 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4549 (77.11%) Microsoft
2 2240 (37.97%) VMware
3 1278 (21.66%) Citrix
4 1255 (21.27%) Cisco
5 624 (10.58%) HP
6 309 (5.24%) Dell
7 308 (5.22%) Oracle
8 305 (5.17%) NetApp
9 267 (4.53%) Symantec
10 243 (4.12%) Apple
11 232 (3.93%) EMC
12 155 (2.63%) IBM
13 145 (2.46%) Avaya
14 137 (2.32%) Juniper
15 111 (1.88%) Veeam
16 109 (1.85%) CheckPoint
17 93 (1.58%) Red Hat
17 93 (1.58%) SonicWALL
18 90 (1.53%) Sophos
19 82 (1.39%) Intel
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