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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 102 88 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2968 3670 4095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.70% 3.12% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.93% 11.50% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2570 3144 3692
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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
29880 31924 29713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.22% 27.12% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 23802 25041 23912
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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
(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 -15 2791 £38,500 -3.75% 343
London -65 834 £45,000 +5.88% 123
South East 0 795 £37,500 -6.25% 71
East of England +17 317 £38,500 +2.66% 32
Surrey +31 274 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Yorkshire -20 210 £40,000 +9.58% 25
North West -20 196 £32,000 - 40
City of London -45 191 £45,000 -4.25% 37
Hampshire -5 162 £40,000 +23.07% 11
West Midlands -27 159 £37,500 - 17
South West -12 149 £35,000 - 14
West Yorkshire -4 139 £35,000 -4.10% 20
Berkshire -14 120 £37,500 - 18
Leeds -12 101 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Manchester -7 93 £34,500 +6.15% 19
Hertfordshire +7 91 £32,500 -25.71% 15
Cambridgeshire +23 84 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -33 84 £32,500 -18.75% 15
Buckinghamshire -28 82 £32,500 -27.77% 10
Birmingham -13 79 £37,500 -10.71% 8
Cheshire -13 66 £26,041 -15.99% 13
Bedfordshire -5 57 £45,000 +28.57% 6
North Yorkshire -4 55 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Scotland -17 55 £38,750 +13.97% 6
Milton Keynes -7 53 £33,000 -22.35% 5
Kent -18 52 £30,000 -33.33% 6
Cambridge +5 50 £40,000 +6.66% 2
York +10 48 £45,000 +12.50%
Essex -10 47 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Leatherhead +23 46 £31,500 +0.80% 1

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4774 (77.01%) Microsoft
2 4042 (65.20%) Windows
3 3254 (52.49%) MCSE
4 2658 (42.88%) Active Directory
5 2313 (37.31%) VMware
6 2054 (33.13%) MS Excel
7 1878 (30.30%) SQL Server
8 1779 (28.70%) ITIL
9 1699 (27.41%) MS Exchange
10 1691 (27.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 1631 (26.31%) SQL
12 1556 (25.10%) MCITP
13 1466 (23.65%) MCSA
14 1435 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1371 (22.12%) Citrix
16 1354 (21.84%) MCP
17 1353 (21.83%) Windows Server 2012
18 1350 (21.78%) Cisco
19 1114 (17.97%) Cisco Certification
20 1042 (16.81%) CCNA
21 1041 (16.79%) .NET
22 993 (16.02%) Firewall
23 951 (15.34%) MS Office
24 929 (14.99%) Windows 7
25 927 (14.95%) C#
26 919 (14.82%) Degree
27 915 (14.76%) Hyper-V
28 911 (14.70%) DNS
29 897 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
30 869 (14.02%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1699 (27.41%) MS Exchange
2 897 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 814 (13.13%) SharePoint
4 544 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 507 (8.18%) Lync
6 483 (7.79%) IIS
7 421 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 266 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 230 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 171 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 156 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 71 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2000
13 57 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
14 51 (0.82%) Apache
15 49 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
16 47 (0.76%) CMS
17 45 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
18 25 (0.40%) Tomcat
19 21 (0.34%) SAS
20 19 (0.31%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2054 (33.13%) MS Excel
2 951 (15.34%) MS Office
3 81 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 80 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 19 (0.31%) MS Project
8 14 (0.23%) Mingle
9 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.097%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.081%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.048%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.048%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.032%) InDesign
15 1 (0.016%) Revit
15 1 (0.016%) MicroStation
15 1 (0.016%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 178 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (0.26%) SAP Business One
4 15 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.11%) Primavera
8 5 (0.081%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.081%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.065%) Summit
9 4 (0.065%) SAP CCM
9 4 (0.065%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.048%) Agresso
11 2 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.032%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.032%) HiPortfolio
11 2 (0.032%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.032%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 571 (9.21%) Office 365
2 322 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (1.48%) SaaS
5 83 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 44 (0.71%) IaaS
7 32 (0.52%) PaaS
8 20 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.16%) Symantec.cloud
12 7 (0.11%) GitHub
12 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.081%) Yammer
15 2 (0.032%) Dropbox
16 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.016%) Nimbula
16 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 993 (16.02%) Firewall
2 911 (14.70%) DNS
3 869 (14.02%) SAN
4 833 (13.44%) TCP/IP
5 729 (11.76%) WAN
6 704 (11.36%) DHCP
7 703 (11.34%) LAN
8 497 (8.02%) VPN
9 341 (5.50%) VoIP
10 238 (3.84%) Internet
11 197 (3.18%) NAS
12 181 (2.92%) VLAN
13 152 (2.45%) Wireless
14 143 (2.31%) Network Security
15 135 (2.18%) iSCSI
16 115 (1.86%) MPLS
17 113 (1.82%) Unified Communications
18 109 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
19 86 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
20 76 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1878 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 554 (8.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 406 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 342 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 286 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 229 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 213 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 157 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 141 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 125 (2.02%) Oracle Database
11 118 (1.90%) MySQL
12 96 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 86 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 59 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 58 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
16 54 (0.87%) Big Data
17 52 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 39 (0.63%) NoSQL
19 29 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
20 24 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 340 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 179 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (1.03%) NUnit
4 40 (0.65%) Subversion
5 39 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
6 37 (0.60%) MSI
7 34 (0.55%) Moq
8 26 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 19 (0.31%) JIRA
12 18 (0.29%) Git (software)
13 17 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 16 (0.26%) InstallShield
15 15 (0.24%) MSBuild
16 14 (0.23%) MSTest
17 13 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (0.18%) CruiseControl
19 10 (0.16%) Log4Net
20 8 (0.13%) Cucumber
General
1 851 (13.73%) Finance
2 202 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 183 (2.95%) Legal
4 165 (2.66%) Banking
5 148 (2.39%) Law
6 131 (2.11%) Retail
7 116 (1.87%) Advertising
8 88 (1.42%) Back Office
9 73 (1.18%) Marketing
10 71 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 67 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 52 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 51 (0.82%) Games
14 41 (0.66%) Front Office
15 37 (0.60%) Automotive
16 27 (0.44%) Local Government
17 23 (0.37%) Electronics
18 22 (0.35%) Publishing
18 22 (0.35%) Billing
19 20 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 879 (14.18%) Analyst
2 867 (13.99%) Developer
3 861 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 519 (8.37%) Consultant
5 511 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 445 (7.18%) Support Analyst
7 401 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 394 (6.36%) Administrator
9 363 (5.86%) .NET Developer
10 280 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 273 (4.40%) Architect
12 264 (4.26%) Desktop Support
13 257 (4.15%) IT Support
14 246 (3.97%) DBA
15 240 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
16 236 (3.81%) C# Developer
17 209 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
18 205 (3.31%) Technical Support
19 200 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 197 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1041 (16.79%) .NET
2 762 (12.29%) ASP.NET
3 632 (10.20%) HTML
4 520 (8.39%) CSS
5 458 (7.39%) jQuery
6 375 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 364 (5.87%) .NET Framework
8 252 (4.07%) HTML5
9 225 (3.63%) WCF
10 221 (3.57%) Web Services
11 206 (3.32%) Entity Framework
12 198 (3.19%) CSS3
13 195 (3.15%) XML
14 184 (2.97%) AngularJS
15 131 (2.11%) Ajax
16 112 (1.81%) LINQ
17 82 (1.32%) NHibernate
18 81 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 80 (1.29%) KnockoutJS
20 66 (1.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 496 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 393 (6.34%) Blackberry
3 387 (6.24%) Data Centre
4 309 (4.98%) Clustering
5 283 (4.57%) Computer Science
6 248 (4.00%) Replication
7 243 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 114 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 105 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 93 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 92 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 92 (1.48%) Thin Client
12 89 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 77 (1.24%) iPhone
14 73 (1.18%) Statistics
15 67 (1.08%) EqualLogic
16 57 (0.92%) PDA
17 55 (0.89%) iPad
18 43 (0.69%) N-Tier
18 43 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4042 (65.20%) Windows
2 1691 (27.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 1353 (21.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 929 (14.99%) Windows 7
5 826 (13.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 622 (10.03%) Linux
7 485 (7.82%) Windows 8
8 448 (7.23%) Windows XP
9 223 (3.60%) UNIX
10 154 (2.48%) Windows Vista
11 142 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 108 (1.74%) Android
13 91 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
13 91 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 35 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 32 (0.52%) Debian
17 29 (0.47%) CentOS
18 27 (0.44%) Windows 2000
19 26 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1779 (28.70%) ITIL
2 722 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (7.94%) MVC
4 474 (7.65%) Migration
5 392 (6.32%) Project Management
6 360 (5.81%) Service Delivery
7 346 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 307 (4.95%) Mentoring
9 272 (4.39%) CRM
10 264 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
11 257 (4.15%) Scrum
12 253 (4.08%) Service Management
13 251 (4.05%) Change Management
13 251 (4.05%) TDD
14 227 (3.66%) Problem Management
15 220 (3.55%) PRINCE2
16 210 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
17 184 (2.97%) Time Management
18 174 (2.81%) SDLC
19 170 (2.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1631 (26.31%) SQL
2 927 (14.95%) C#
3 628 (10.13%) JavaScript
4 493 (7.95%) PowerShell
5 393 (6.34%) T-SQL
6 112 (1.81%) Java
7 93 (1.50%) VBScript
8 91 (1.47%) VB.NET
9 88 (1.42%) C
10 79 (1.27%) VB
11 63 (1.02%) VBA
12 49 (0.79%) C++
13 41 (0.66%) Perl
14 34 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 32 (0.52%) Shell Script
16 27 (0.44%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.32%) Bash Shell
17 20 (0.32%) Python
17 20 (0.32%) VB6
18 18 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3254 (52.49%) MCSE
2 1556 (25.10%) MCITP
3 1466 (23.65%) MCSA
4 1354 (21.84%) MCP
5 1114 (17.97%) Cisco Certification
6 1042 (16.81%) CCNA
7 919 (14.82%) Degree
8 796 (12.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 649 (10.47%) MCTS
10 329 (5.31%) Citrix Certification
11 299 (4.82%) Security Cleared
12 275 (4.44%) CCA
13 248 (4.00%) CCNP
14 234 (3.77%) MCSD
15 196 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
16 195 (3.15%) SC Cleared
17 178 (2.87%) MCDST
18 144 (2.32%) A+ Certification
19 99 (1.60%) MCPD
19 99 (1.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 549 (8.86%) SLA
2 129 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (1.15%) QA
4 60 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 56 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.40%) COBIT
8 9 (0.15%) GPG13
9 8 (0.13%) HL7
10 7 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.097%) GMP
12 5 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.065%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.065%) BS7799
13 4 (0.065%) TickIT
14 3 (0.048%) BS25999
15 1 (0.016%) GLP
15 1 (0.016%) P3O
System Software
1 2658 (42.88%) Active Directory
2 1435 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 915 (14.76%) Hyper-V
4 429 (6.92%) vSphere
5 418 (6.74%) XenApp
6 213 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
7 201 (3.24%) VMware ESX
8 181 (2.92%) XenDesktop
9 131 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 91 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 82 (1.32%) vCloud
12 78 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 70 (1.13%) XenServer
14 57 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
15 50 (0.81%) VMware Server
16 49 (0.79%) ISA Server
17 48 (0.77%) Terminal Server
18 37 (0.60%) UAG
19 31 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 31 (0.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 610 (9.84%) SCCM
2 336 (5.42%) SCOM
3 230 (3.71%) Backup Exec
4 134 (2.16%) WSUS
5 72 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 60 (0.97%) SCVMM
7 57 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 36 (0.58%) Legato
9 33 (0.53%) Nagios
9 33 (0.53%) AirWatch
10 32 (0.52%) vMotion
11 26 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 23 (0.37%) Tivoli
13 22 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 21 (0.34%) SCOrch
15 20 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (0.31%) SCSM
17 18 (0.29%) XenMobile
17 18 (0.29%) Windows Intune
17 18 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4774 (77.01%) Microsoft
2 2313 (37.31%) VMware
3 1371 (22.12%) Citrix
4 1350 (21.78%) Cisco
5 690 (11.13%) HP
6 334 (5.39%) Oracle
7 322 (5.19%) Dell
8 309 (4.98%) NetApp
9 283 (4.57%) Symantec
10 258 (4.16%) Apple
11 218 (3.52%) EMC
12 176 (2.84%) Juniper
13 170 (2.74%) IBM
14 163 (2.63%) Avaya
15 123 (1.98%) CheckPoint
16 107 (1.73%) Veeam
16 107 (1.73%) Red Hat
17 100 (1.61%) CommVault
18 93 (1.50%) Sophos
19 85 (1.37%) SonicWALL
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