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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 85 72 57
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3296 3876 4766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.17% 3.72% 4.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.44% 13.64% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2912 3358 4427
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £55,000
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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -13 3118 £40,000 - 450
London -18 1159 £42,500 - 118
South East -21 736 £38,500 -3.75% 101
City of London +5 366 £45,000 - 24
South West +15 240 £37,500 -6.25% 44
Yorkshire -15 235 £32,500 -7.14% 39
Hampshire +6 210 £38,500 +10.00% 28
North West -12 203 £37,500 +7.14% 54
West Midlands +11 202 £37,500 -6.25% 30
East of England -53 187 £35,000 -6.66% 25
West Yorkshire +9 181 £34,500 -1.42% 31
Surrey -12 168 £38,000 +2.70% 16
Berkshire -41 142 £36,750 -9.25% 25
Leeds +8 131 £35,661 +1.88% 20
Manchester -29 105 £35,000 +4.47% 25
East Midlands -33 102 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Birmingham +17 94 £47,500 +8.57% 10
North East +34 72 £32,500 -8.45% 7
Tyne and Wear +24 70 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Scotland +22 68 £34,500 +1.47% 18
Dorset +3 67 £35,000 -14.63% 6
Southampton -4 64 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +25 60 £35,000 - 3
Cheshire -15 60 £35,000 - 20
Wiltshire 0 57 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Buckinghamshire -23 56 £37,500 +4.16% 8
Nottinghamshire -13 53 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Essex -17 51 £32,000 +8.47% 2
Nottingham -14 49 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Reading -44 49 £33,500 -17.28% 11

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5311 (79.65%) Microsoft
2 4307 (64.59%) Windows
3 3509 (52.62%) MCSE
4 2781 (41.71%) Active Directory
5 2445 (36.67%) VMware
6 2270 (34.04%) MS Excel
7 1882 (28.22%) SQL Server
8 1829 (27.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 1823 (27.34%) MCITP
10 1806 (27.08%) MS Exchange
11 1804 (27.05%) ITIL
12 1639 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1556 (23.34%) MCSA
14 1513 (22.69%) Citrix
15 1487 (22.30%) SQL
16 1440 (21.60%) Cisco
17 1362 (20.43%) MCP
18 1242 (18.63%) Cisco Certification
19 1214 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 1151 (17.26%) MS Office
21 1105 (16.57%) SharePoint
22 1092 (16.38%) .NET
23 1065 (15.97%) Hyper-V
24 1052 (15.78%) CCNA
25 1048 (15.72%) Windows 7
26 1025 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
27 1017 (15.25%) Firewall
28 1011 (15.16%) SAN
29 1006 (15.09%) Degree
30 1001 (15.01%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1806 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 1105 (16.57%) SharePoint
3 887 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 654 (9.81%) Lync
5 581 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 520 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 515 (7.72%) IIS
8 306 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 270 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 246 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 226 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 104 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
13 87 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
14 83 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
15 67 (1.00%) Apache
16 54 (0.81%) CMS
17 36 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
18 32 (0.48%) IBM Notes
19 20 (0.30%) SAS
20 18 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2270 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 1151 (17.26%) MS Office
3 85 (1.27%) InfoPath
4 84 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (0.69%) MS Project
5 46 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.13%) S-PLUS
6 9 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.030%) Revit
10 2 (0.030%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.030%) Mingle
11 1 (0.015%) SPSS
11 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 203 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.10%) Tridion
6 7 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.090%) assyst
7 6 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.075%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.075%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.060%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.060%) Pivotal CRM
9 4 (0.060%) SalesLogix
9 4 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.045%) Cognos Controller
10 3 (0.045%) Summit
10 3 (0.045%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 507 (7.60%) Office 365
2 337 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (0.87%) IaaS
4 48 (0.72%) SaaS
5 45 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.54%) PaaS
7 17 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (0.13%) Yammer
9 7 (0.10%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1017 (15.25%) Firewall
2 1011 (15.16%) SAN
3 1001 (15.01%) DNS
4 905 (13.57%) TCP/IP
5 745 (11.17%) DHCP
6 681 (10.21%) WAN
7 670 (10.05%) LAN
8 519 (7.78%) VPN
9 311 (4.66%) VoIP
10 283 (4.24%) Internet
11 204 (3.06%) NAS
12 185 (2.77%) Unified Communications
13 175 (2.62%) VLAN
14 167 (2.50%) Wireless
15 119 (1.78%) iSCSI
16 116 (1.74%) Network Security
17 114 (1.71%) NetScaler
18 93 (1.39%) MPLS
19 89 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
20 87 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1882 (28.22%) SQL Server
2 605 (9.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 348 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 317 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 307 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 244 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 212 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 205 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
9 97 (1.45%) Relational Database
10 84 (1.26%) MySQL
11 77 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 76 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 67 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 54 (0.81%) OLAP
15 40 (0.60%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.55%) DB2
17 36 (0.54%) QlikView
18 35 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
19 31 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
19 31 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 228 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 140 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (1.09%) NUnit
4 48 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
5 43 (0.64%) Subversion
5 43 (0.64%) Moq
6 39 (0.58%) MSI
7 19 (0.28%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.27%) MSTest
8 18 (0.27%) JIRA
9 16 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 15 (0.22%) Selenium
10 15 (0.22%) FogBugz
11 13 (0.19%) InstallShield
11 13 (0.19%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.13%) Git (software)
13 9 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.12%) MorphX
15 7 (0.10%) Log4Net
General
1 890 (13.35%) Finance
2 198 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 166 (2.49%) Banking
4 160 (2.40%) Law
5 154 (2.31%) Advertising
6 133 (1.99%) Legal
7 106 (1.59%) Retail
8 69 (1.03%) Marketing
9 60 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 44 (0.66%) Back Office
11 35 (0.52%) Games
12 30 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.37%) Electronics
14 24 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.34%) Publishing
16 21 (0.31%) Front Office
17 17 (0.25%) German Language
17 17 (0.25%) Billing
18 15 (0.22%) Automotive
18 15 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 963 (14.44%) Analyst
2 942 (14.13%) Developer
3 937 (14.05%) Support Engineer
4 754 (11.31%) Consultant
5 536 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 471 (7.06%) Support Analyst
7 418 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 368 (5.52%) .NET Developer
9 344 (5.16%) Administrator
10 341 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 327 (4.90%) IT Support
12 282 (4.23%) Architect
13 246 (3.69%) Service Analyst
14 241 (3.61%) Desktop Support
15 239 (3.58%) DBA
16 234 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
17 224 (3.36%) Technical Support
18 213 (3.19%) C# Developer
19 209 (3.13%) SQL DBA
20 206 (3.09%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1092 (16.38%) .NET
2 742 (11.13%) ASP.NET
3 493 (7.39%) CSS
4 477 (7.15%) HTML
5 339 (5.08%) .NET Framework
6 326 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 324 (4.86%) jQuery
8 258 (3.87%) WCF
9 191 (2.86%) Ajax
10 190 (2.85%) Web Services
11 168 (2.52%) XML
12 155 (2.32%) HTML5
13 108 (1.62%) WPF
14 100 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 98 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 88 (1.32%) CSS3
17 80 (1.20%) WinForms
18 74 (1.11%) Silverlight
19 66 (0.99%) LINQ
20 60 (0.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 529 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 449 (6.73%) Blackberry
3 314 (4.71%) Clustering
4 241 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 238 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 165 (2.47%) Replication
7 123 (1.84%) Thin Client
7 123 (1.84%) Fat Client
8 111 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 104 (1.56%) iPhone
10 95 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 81 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 61 (0.91%) Mathematics
13 51 (0.76%) EqualLogic
14 50 (0.75%) User Experience
15 43 (0.64%) PKI
16 42 (0.63%) iPad
17 40 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
18 39 (0.58%) Statistics
19 37 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4307 (64.59%) Windows
2 1829 (27.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1214 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 1048 (15.72%) Windows 7
5 1025 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 520 (7.80%) Windows XP
7 486 (7.29%) Linux
8 468 (7.02%) Windows 8
9 229 (3.43%) UNIX
10 213 (3.19%) Windows Vista
11 137 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
12 97 (1.45%) Windows 2000
12 97 (1.45%) Android
13 93 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 69 (1.03%) Solaris
15 68 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 47 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 47 (0.70%) AIX
17 35 (0.52%) Mac OS
18 30 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1804 (27.05%) ITIL
2 658 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
3 453 (6.79%) MVC
4 441 (6.61%) Migration
5 419 (6.28%) Project Management
6 351 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 334 (5.01%) Mentoring
8 328 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 307 (4.60%) CRM
10 282 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
11 252 (3.78%) PRINCE2
12 242 (3.63%) Change Management
13 236 (3.54%) Scrum
14 232 (3.48%) Service Management
15 221 (3.31%) Incident Management
16 219 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
17 216 (3.24%) Problem Management
18 202 (3.03%) TDD
19 150 (2.25%) Workflow
20 144 (2.16%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1487 (22.30%) SQL
2 936 (14.04%) C#
3 507 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 450 (6.75%) PowerShell
5 371 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 122 (1.83%) VB.NET
7 111 (1.66%) VBScript
8 98 (1.47%) VB
9 97 (1.45%) C
10 61 (0.91%) Java
11 35 (0.52%) VBA
12 34 (0.51%) Perl
13 30 (0.45%) VB6
13 30 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.43%) PHP
14 29 (0.43%) C++
15 17 (0.25%) X++
16 14 (0.21%) Python
17 13 (0.19%) R
18 12 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3509 (52.62%) MCSE
2 1823 (27.34%) MCITP
3 1556 (23.34%) MCSA
4 1362 (20.43%) MCP
5 1242 (18.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1052 (15.78%) CCNA
7 1006 (15.09%) Degree
8 864 (12.96%) MCTS
9 859 (12.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 478 (7.17%) Citrix Certification
11 386 (5.79%) CCA
12 349 (5.23%) MCSD
13 342 (5.13%) Security Cleared
14 301 (4.51%) CCNP
15 280 (4.20%) SC Cleared
16 248 (3.72%) MCDST
17 224 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
18 167 (2.50%) A+ Certification
19 136 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 127 (1.90%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 528 (7.92%) SLA
2 121 (1.81%) QA
3 104 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 59 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 36 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 9 (0.13%) COBIT
9 8 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.12%) TickIT
10 7 (0.10%) BS7799
11 3 (0.045%) GPG13
12 1 (0.015%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.015%) HL7
12 1 (0.015%) DICOM
System Software
1 2781 (41.71%) Active Directory
2 1639 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1065 (15.97%) Hyper-V
4 537 (8.05%) vSphere
5 482 (7.23%) XenApp
6 254 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
7 244 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 218 (3.27%) VMware ESX
9 107 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 105 (1.57%) XenServer
11 80 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 63 (0.94%) vCloud
12 63 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 63 (0.94%) ISA Server
13 59 (0.88%) UAG
14 51 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
15 42 (0.63%) Xen
16 38 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 37 (0.55%) VMware Server
18 26 (0.39%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 611 (9.16%) SCCM
2 394 (5.91%) SCOM
3 223 (3.34%) Backup Exec
4 121 (1.81%) SCVMM
5 110 (1.65%) NetBackup
6 94 (1.41%) WSUS
7 83 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 64 (0.96%) SCDPM
9 59 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 58 (0.87%) SCOrch
11 45 (0.67%) Nagios
12 37 (0.55%) XenMobile
13 34 (0.51%) SCSM
14 32 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
15 30 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
16 29 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 26 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 24 (0.36%) WMI
19 22 (0.33%) Windows Intune
20 20 (0.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5311 (79.65%) Microsoft
2 2445 (36.67%) VMware
3 1513 (22.69%) Citrix
4 1440 (21.60%) Cisco
5 749 (11.23%) HP
6 341 (5.11%) Symantec
7 334 (5.01%) NetApp
8 328 (4.92%) Dell
9 282 (4.23%) Oracle
10 265 (3.97%) Apple
11 244 (3.66%) EMC
12 238 (3.57%) Avaya
13 175 (2.62%) IBM
14 171 (2.56%) Juniper
15 146 (2.19%) Veeam
16 120 (1.80%) CheckPoint
17 111 (1.66%) Remedy
18 101 (1.51%) SAP
19 98 (1.47%) McAfee
20 97 (1.45%) LANDesk
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
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Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, healthcare, etc.
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum salary depending on experience
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38k - 42k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: 22k - 35k + bonus and benefits
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: 22k - 35k + bonus and benefits
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Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
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Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
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