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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 103 84 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2971 3806 4312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.72% 3.23% 3.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.99% 11.84% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2562 3280 3891
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
29728 32154 29910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23596 25395 24243
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 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 6 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 -19 2781 £37,500 -6.25% 359
London -60 849 £44,000 +3.52% 103
South East -17 765 £37,500 -2.59% 83
East of England +5 314 £38,500 +2.66% 38
Yorkshire -11 204 £37,500 - 27
North West -13 200 £35,000 +9.37% 42
Surrey +14 199 £37,500 - 22
City of London -43 182 £45,000 -4.25% 36
South West -1 165 £35,000 - 21
West Midlands -30 154 £35,000 -7.89% 23
Hampshire -11 150 £40,000 +21.21% 20
Berkshire -14 138 £35,000 -6.66% 18
West Yorkshire -11 130 £35,000 -2.09% 20
Buckinghamshire -6 106 £33,000 -26.66% 10
Manchester -4 94 £35,250 +10.15% 22
Leeds -23 90 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Hertfordshire +2 87 £34,000 -20.00% 10
East Midlands -43 80 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Cambridgeshire +18 79 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Cheshire -14 68 £27,250 -9.16% 13
Birmingham -14 65 £36,000 -14.28% 12
Scotland -15 60 £40,500 +19.11% 13
Milton Keynes -8 59 £32,750 -22.94% 8
Oxfordshire -10 55 £39,500 +19.69% 2
North Yorkshire -1 51 £45,000 +24.13% 4
Bedfordshire -7 50 £43,750 +25.00% 6
Kent -22 49 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Cambridge +14 48 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Reading -24 48 £32,500 -22.61% 9
Essex -7 47 £42,500 +25.00% 3

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 4968 (77.95%) Microsoft
2 4173 (65.48%) Windows
3 3334 (52.31%) MCSE
4 2756 (43.24%) Active Directory
5 2345 (36.80%) VMware
6 2120 (33.27%) MS Excel
7 1946 (30.54%) SQL Server
8 1781 (27.95%) ITIL
9 1766 (27.71%) MS Exchange
10 1763 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 1617 (25.37%) SQL
12 1614 (25.33%) MCITP
13 1493 (23.43%) MCSA
14 1449 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1426 (22.38%) Citrix
16 1403 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 1399 (21.95%) MCP
18 1388 (21.78%) Cisco
19 1162 (18.23%) Cisco Certification
20 1078 (16.92%) .NET
21 1075 (16.87%) CCNA
22 1008 (15.82%) Firewall
23 1006 (15.79%) MS Office
24 992 (15.57%) Windows 7
25 959 (15.05%) Degree
26 950 (14.91%) C#
27 929 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
28 921 (14.45%) Hyper-V
29 903 (14.17%) DNS
30 893 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 1766 (27.71%) MS Exchange
2 929 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 845 (13.26%) SharePoint
4 553 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 536 (8.41%) Lync
6 505 (7.92%) IIS
7 460 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 274 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 248 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 186 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 173 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 70 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
13 60 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
14 51 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
15 50 (0.78%) CMS
16 48 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
17 46 (0.72%) Apache
18 27 (0.42%) Tomcat
19 20 (0.31%) SAS
20 19 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2120 (33.27%) MS Excel
2 1006 (15.79%) MS Office
3 86 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 85 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 22 (0.35%) MS Project
7 16 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.24%) Mingle
9 10 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.094%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.063%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.047%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.047%) GNU Octave
14 2 (0.031%) InDesign
15 1 (0.016%) Revit
15 1 (0.016%) MicroStation
15 1 (0.016%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 197 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.25%) SAP Business One
5 15 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.11%) Primavera
7 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.094%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.078%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.063%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.063%) SAP CCM
11 3 (0.047%) Summit
11 3 (0.047%) Agresso
12 2 (0.031%) HiPortfolio
12 2 (0.031%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.031%) Infor CRM
12 2 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.031%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 580 (9.10%) Office 365
2 330 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (1.40%) SaaS
4 89 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 46 (0.72%) IaaS
6 33 (0.52%) PaaS
7 20 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
11 7 (0.11%) GitHub
12 5 (0.078%) Yammer
12 5 (0.078%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.031%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.016%) Nimbula
14 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1008 (15.82%) Firewall
2 903 (14.17%) DNS
3 881 (13.82%) SAN
4 862 (13.53%) TCP/IP
5 733 (11.50%) WAN
6 711 (11.16%) LAN
7 695 (10.91%) DHCP
8 509 (7.99%) VPN
9 356 (5.59%) VoIP
10 228 (3.58%) Internet
11 190 (2.98%) NAS
12 179 (2.81%) VLAN
13 158 (2.48%) Wireless
14 135 (2.12%) Network Security
15 127 (1.99%) iSCSI
16 122 (1.91%) Unified Communications
16 122 (1.91%) MPLS
17 104 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
18 88 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
19 84 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1946 (30.54%) SQL Server
2 567 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 405 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 331 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 286 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 238 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 203 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 154 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 135 (2.12%) Oracle Database
10 132 (2.07%) Relational Database
11 112 (1.76%) MySQL
12 102 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 86 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 65 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 65 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
15 49 (0.77%) RDBMS
16 47 (0.74%) Big Data
17 34 (0.53%) NoSQL
18 25 (0.39%) OLAP
18 25 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 339 (5.32%) Visual Studio
2 170 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (1.13%) NUnit
4 45 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 43 (0.67%) Subversion
6 38 (0.60%) MSI
7 35 (0.55%) Moq
8 28 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 26 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (0.27%) Git (software)
11 17 (0.27%) JIRA
12 16 (0.25%) InstallShield
12 16 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (0.25%) MSTest
13 15 (0.24%) MSBuild
13 15 (0.24%) Log4Net
14 12 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.17%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.13%) Cucumber
General
1 871 (13.67%) Finance
2 208 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 194 (3.04%) Legal
4 177 (2.78%) Banking
5 152 (2.39%) Law
6 141 (2.21%) Retail
7 125 (1.96%) Advertising
8 85 (1.33%) Back Office
9 80 (1.26%) Marketing
10 77 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 69 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 59 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 51 (0.80%) Games
14 50 (0.78%) Front Office
15 41 (0.64%) Automotive
16 28 (0.44%) Billing
17 25 (0.39%) Publishing
18 23 (0.36%) Local Government
19 21 (0.33%) Electronics
20 20 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 937 (14.70%) Analyst
2 893 (14.01%) Support Engineer
3 888 (13.93%) Developer
4 572 (8.98%) Consultant
5 513 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 483 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 400 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 383 (6.01%) Administrator
9 382 (5.99%) .NET Developer
10 305 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 281 (4.41%) Architect
12 273 (4.28%) IT Support
13 264 (4.14%) Desktop Support
14 260 (4.08%) DBA
15 252 (3.95%) C# Developer
16 235 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
17 214 (3.36%) Technical Support
18 210 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
19 203 (3.19%) SQL DBA
20 196 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1078 (16.92%) .NET
2 790 (12.40%) ASP.NET
3 643 (10.09%) HTML
4 542 (8.50%) CSS
5 466 (7.31%) jQuery
6 392 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 390 (6.12%) .NET Framework
8 241 (3.78%) WCF
9 234 (3.67%) HTML5
10 227 (3.56%) Web Services
11 219 (3.44%) Entity Framework
12 201 (3.15%) XML
13 184 (2.89%) CSS3
14 179 (2.81%) AngularJS
15 136 (2.13%) Ajax
16 114 (1.79%) LINQ
17 85 (1.33%) NHibernate
18 82 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 74 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
19 74 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 475 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 429 (6.73%) Blackberry
3 410 (6.43%) Data Centre
4 293 (4.60%) Clustering
5 291 (4.57%) Computer Science
6 241 (3.78%) Replication
7 234 (3.67%) Management Information System
8 118 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 105 (1.65%) Thin Client
9 105 (1.65%) Fat Client
10 98 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 94 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
12 87 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 84 (1.32%) iPhone
14 72 (1.13%) Statistics
15 71 (1.11%) EqualLogic
16 63 (0.99%) PDA
17 51 (0.80%) iPad
18 48 (0.75%) N-Tier
19 42 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4173 (65.48%) Windows
2 1763 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 1403 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 992 (15.57%) Windows 7
5 893 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 620 (9.73%) Linux
7 510 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 504 (7.91%) Windows XP
9 234 (3.67%) UNIX
10 182 (2.86%) Windows Vista
11 156 (2.45%) Mac OS X
12 114 (1.79%) Android
13 98 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 89 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 76 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 40 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 31 (0.49%) Debian
18 30 (0.47%) Windows 2000
19 29 (0.46%) Solaris
19 29 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1781 (27.95%) ITIL
2 734 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (8.07%) Migration
4 513 (8.05%) MVC
5 384 (6.03%) Service Delivery
6 381 (5.98%) Project Management
7 351 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 313 (4.91%) Mentoring
9 295 (4.63%) CRM
10 269 (4.22%) Service Management
11 261 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
12 246 (3.86%) Change Management
12 246 (3.86%) Scrum
13 235 (3.69%) Problem Management
14 232 (3.64%) TDD
15 225 (3.53%) PRINCE2
16 209 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
17 177 (2.78%) SDLC
18 174 (2.73%) Software Engineering
19 173 (2.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1617 (25.37%) SQL
2 950 (14.91%) C#
3 638 (10.01%) JavaScript
4 499 (7.83%) PowerShell
5 397 (6.23%) T-SQL
6 118 (1.85%) Java
7 96 (1.51%) C
8 95 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 89 (1.40%) VBScript
10 79 (1.24%) VB
11 58 (0.91%) VBA
12 50 (0.78%) C++
13 40 (0.63%) Perl
14 35 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 30 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 28 (0.44%) PL/SQL
17 21 (0.33%) VB6
18 20 (0.31%) Python
19 18 (0.28%) PHP
19 18 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3334 (52.31%) MCSE
2 1614 (25.33%) MCITP
3 1493 (23.43%) MCSA
4 1399 (21.95%) MCP
5 1162 (18.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1075 (16.87%) CCNA
7 959 (15.05%) Degree
8 828 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 684 (10.73%) MCTS
10 369 (5.79%) Citrix Certification
11 321 (5.04%) CCA
12 296 (4.64%) Security Cleared
13 262 (4.11%) MCSD
14 243 (3.81%) CCNP
15 201 (3.15%) SC Cleared
16 197 (3.09%) MCDST
17 186 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
18 133 (2.09%) A+ Certification
19 120 (1.88%) MCPD
20 104 (1.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 569 (8.93%) SLA
2 129 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (1.18%) QA
4 64 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 61 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 25 (0.39%) COBIT
8 9 (0.14%) GPG13
9 8 (0.13%) TickIT
10 7 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.094%) GMP
11 6 (0.094%) HL7
12 5 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.078%) BS7799
13 3 (0.047%) BS25999
14 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.016%) GLP
14 1 (0.016%) P3O
System Software
1 2756 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 1449 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 921 (14.45%) Hyper-V
4 473 (7.42%) vSphere
5 457 (7.17%) XenApp
6 223 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 209 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 196 (3.08%) VMware ESX
9 145 (2.28%) Terminal Services
10 96 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 86 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 86 (1.35%) vCloud
12 79 (1.24%) XenServer
13 53 (0.83%) VMware Server
14 51 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
15 44 (0.69%) Terminal Server
16 38 (0.60%) ISA Server
17 34 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 33 (0.52%) UAG
19 30 (0.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 615 (9.65%) SCCM
2 355 (5.57%) SCOM
3 230 (3.61%) Backup Exec
4 127 (1.99%) WSUS
5 68 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 65 (1.02%) SCVMM
7 60 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 38 (0.60%) Nagios
9 36 (0.56%) Legato
10 33 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 30 (0.47%) vMotion
12 24 (0.38%) Tivoli
13 23 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 22 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 19 (0.30%) SCOrch
15 19 (0.30%) Windows Intune
15 19 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 18 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
16 18 (0.28%) SCSM
17 17 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4968 (77.95%) Microsoft
2 2345 (36.80%) VMware
3 1426 (22.38%) Citrix
4 1388 (21.78%) Cisco
5 720 (11.30%) HP
6 349 (5.48%) Oracle
7 330 (5.18%) Dell
8 325 (5.10%) NetApp
9 296 (4.64%) Symantec
10 248 (3.89%) Apple
11 206 (3.23%) EMC
12 185 (2.90%) Juniper
13 181 (2.84%) IBM
14 164 (2.57%) Avaya
15 124 (1.95%) CheckPoint
15 124 (1.95%) Veeam
16 106 (1.66%) CommVault
17 105 (1.65%) Red Hat
18 90 (1.41%) ServiceNow
19 86 (1.35%) Sophos
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per day + + Great Benefits
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Salary: £22000 - £25500 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance
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Salary: £35000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
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