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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3474 4064 4853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.01% 3.79% 4.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.13% 13.98% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2957 3672 4359
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%

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
31211 29077 33502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.08% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24194 23648 28318
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 2014 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 2 September 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 -23 3248 £40,000 - 416
London -31 1195 £42,500 -5.55% 110
South East -21 808 £38,500 -3.75% 98
City of London +38 368 £43,044 -4.34% 35
East of England -26 250 £40,000 +6.66% 29
North West -11 230 £33,000 -12.00% 41
West Midlands -6 227 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Yorkshire -6 220 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Hampshire +1 205 £30,000 -20.00% 21
South West -23 190 £32,500 -13.33% 30
Surrey -27 181 £38,000 -5.00% 26
East Midlands -20 159 £40,000 +6.66% 28
West Yorkshire +4 142 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Berkshire -40 138 £40,000 - 13
Birmingham +3 113 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Leeds +11 106 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Scotland +5 105 £34,000 -15.00% 12
Manchester +6 104 £33,750 -15.62% 24
Buckinghamshire -25 88 £45,000 +17.64% 14
Cheshire -5 85 £34,000 -9.33% 7
Kent +22 80 £48,250 +20.62% 3
Hertfordshire -15 75 £45,000 +25.00% 10
Southampton +6 74 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Oxfordshire -7 74 £33,000 -17.50% 14
Reading -24 72 £45,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire -28 69 £40,000 - 12
Bedfordshire +19 66 £35,000 - 3
Northamptonshire -8 66 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cambridge -20 61 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Nottinghamshire -7 59 £40,000 +6.66% 5

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5476 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 4851 (64.75%) Windows
3 3654 (48.77%) MCSE
4 2839 (37.89%) Active Directory
5 2753 (36.75%) VMware
6 2616 (34.92%) SQL Server
7 2496 (33.32%) MS Excel
8 2197 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 2122 (28.32%) MS Exchange
10 2098 (28.00%) MCITP
11 1929 (25.75%) ITIL
12 1802 (24.05%) MCP
13 1776 (23.71%) SQL
14 1765 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1643 (21.93%) .NET
16 1574 (21.01%) Citrix
17 1516 (20.23%) MCSA
18 1471 (19.63%) Cisco
19 1419 (18.94%) MCTS
20 1410 (18.82%) C#
21 1337 (17.85%) Cisco Certification
22 1317 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
23 1316 (17.57%) Degree
24 1296 (17.30%) DNS
25 1233 (16.46%) CCNA
26 1198 (15.99%) Firewall
27 1183 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
28 1169 (15.60%) SharePoint
29 1161 (15.50%) Windows 7
30 1153 (15.39%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 2122 (28.32%) MS Exchange
2 1169 (15.60%) SharePoint
3 1132 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 698 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 635 (8.48%) Lync
6 599 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 579 (7.73%) IIS
8 414 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 342 (4.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 267 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 253 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 158 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
13 140 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
14 91 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
15 81 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
16 66 (0.88%) CMS
17 51 (0.68%) IBM Notes
17 51 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
18 48 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 48 (0.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 2496 (33.32%) MS Excel
2 1007 (13.44%) MS Office
3 82 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 35 (0.47%) MS Project
7 17 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.093%) Mingle
11 5 (0.067%) SPSS
12 4 (0.053%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.040%) FastStats
14 2 (0.027%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.027%) Revit
14 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.027%) Maya
14 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 194 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.25%) Summit
5 14 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 11 (0.15%) assyst
8 9 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.080%) Eikon
10 6 (0.080%) Magento
10 6 (0.080%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
12 4 (0.053%) Sage 200
12 4 (0.053%) IntelliMatch
13 3 (0.040%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.040%) Agresso
14 2 (0.027%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 466 (6.22%) Office 365
2 250 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (1.03%) SaaS
4 60 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.37%) IaaS
7 13 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.13%) PaaS
10 5 (0.067%) Joyent
11 4 (0.053%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1296 (17.30%) DNS
2 1198 (15.99%) Firewall
3 1153 (15.39%) SAN
4 995 (13.28%) TCP/IP
5 921 (12.29%) DHCP
6 812 (10.84%) LAN
7 792 (10.57%) WAN
8 632 (8.44%) VPN
9 342 (4.56%) Internet
10 293 (3.91%) VoIP
11 247 (3.30%) NAS
12 201 (2.68%) Unified Communications
13 200 (2.67%) Wireless
14 176 (2.35%) Network Security
15 167 (2.23%) VLAN
16 133 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
17 113 (1.51%) SMTP
18 109 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
19 107 (1.43%) iSCSI
20 105 (1.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2616 (34.92%) SQL Server
2 647 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 601 (8.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 493 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 410 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 319 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 276 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 265 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 126 (1.68%) MySQL
10 94 (1.25%) OLAP
11 88 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 87 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 55 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
14 53 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.60%) OLTP
16 43 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
17 41 (0.55%) NoSQL
18 39 (0.52%) DTS
19 35 (0.47%) Big Data
20 33 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 459 (6.13%) NUnit
2 389 (5.19%) Rhino Mocks
3 316 (4.22%) Visual Studio
4 276 (3.68%) Moq
5 243 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 183 (2.44%) Subversion
7 148 (1.98%) MSTest
8 40 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 31 (0.41%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 20 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 19 (0.25%) MSI
12 19 (0.25%) MSBuild
13 17 (0.23%) JIRA
14 16 (0.21%) Jenkins
15 13 (0.17%) Selenium
16 10 (0.13%) CruiseControl
16 10 (0.13%) InstallShield
17 9 (0.12%) ReSharper
General
1 1020 (13.61%) Finance
2 267 (3.56%) Banking
3 241 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 186 (2.48%) Legal
5 179 (2.39%) Retail
6 170 (2.27%) Games
7 169 (2.26%) Law
8 139 (1.86%) Marketing
9 138 (1.84%) Advertising
10 86 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 60 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 57 (0.76%) Back Office
13 38 (0.51%) Music Industry
14 30 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.31%) German Language
16 21 (0.28%) Electronics
17 19 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.25%) Publishing
18 14 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 1490 (19.89%) Developer
2 1116 (14.90%) Analyst
3 909 (12.13%) Support Engineer
4 754 (10.06%) .NET Developer
5 621 (8.29%) Consultant
6 596 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 500 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 494 (6.59%) Administrator
9 456 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 359 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 355 (4.74%) C# Developer
12 351 (4.68%) IT Support
13 291 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
14 288 (3.84%) Architect
15 276 (3.68%) Service Analyst
16 268 (3.58%) DBA
17 262 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
18 258 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
19 234 (3.12%) Technical Support
20 231 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1643 (21.93%) .NET
2 1109 (14.80%) ASP.NET
3 682 (9.10%) WCF
4 669 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 616 (8.22%) HTML
6 510 (6.81%) CSS
7 459 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 450 (6.01%) .NET Framework
9 447 (5.97%) WPF
10 385 (5.14%) XML
11 341 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
12 320 (4.27%) jQuery
13 303 (4.04%) Ajax
14 300 (4.00%) NHibernate
15 291 (3.88%) Web Services
16 254 (3.39%) HTML5
17 252 (3.36%) Castle Windsor
18 223 (2.98%) WinForms
19 181 (2.42%) Silverlight
20 177 (2.36%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 498 (6.65%) Blackberry
2 423 (5.65%) Clustering
3 319 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 237 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 152 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
6 151 (2.02%) Replication
7 129 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 115 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 110 (1.47%) iPhone
9 110 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 110 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 89 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 86 (1.15%) PKI
12 79 (1.05%) EqualLogic
13 76 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
14 60 (0.80%) Statistics
15 58 (0.77%) Tandem
16 53 (0.71%) N-Tier
17 46 (0.61%) Hedge funds
18 45 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4851 (64.75%) Windows
2 2197 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1317 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 1183 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1161 (15.50%) Windows 7
6 623 (8.32%) Linux
7 598 (7.98%) Windows XP
8 398 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 206 (2.75%) UNIX
10 167 (2.23%) Windows Vista
11 161 (2.15%) Android
12 114 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 102 (1.36%) Mac OS X
14 95 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
15 94 (1.25%) Windows 2000
16 67 (0.89%) Solaris
17 58 (0.77%) Windows Phone
18 56 (0.75%) VMS
19 53 (0.71%) Apple iOS
20 47 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1929 (25.75%) ITIL
2 832 (11.11%) MVC
3 634 (8.46%) TDD
4 599 (8.00%) Scrum
5 435 (5.81%) Project Management
6 426 (5.69%) Web Application Development
7 414 (5.53%) Migration
8 379 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
9 358 (4.78%) Mentoring
10 355 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 340 (4.54%) Service Delivery
12 339 (4.52%) CRM
13 313 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
14 289 (3.86%) Change Management
15 276 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
16 269 (3.59%) Kanban
17 259 (3.46%) Service Management
18 239 (3.19%) PRINCE2
19 230 (3.07%) OO
20 222 (2.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1776 (23.71%) SQL
2 1410 (18.82%) C#
3 588 (7.85%) JavaScript
4 484 (6.46%) T-SQL
5 449 (5.99%) PowerShell
6 200 (2.67%) VB.NET
7 185 (2.47%) VB
8 129 (1.72%) VBScript
9 92 (1.23%) C
10 88 (1.17%) Java
11 68 (0.91%) C++
12 63 (0.84%) VBA
13 42 (0.56%) PHP
14 38 (0.51%) Perl
15 28 (0.37%) VB6
16 26 (0.35%) Python
17 25 (0.33%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.29%) Ruby
19 21 (0.28%) Bash Shell
20 17 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3654 (48.77%) MCSE
2 2098 (28.00%) MCITP
3 1802 (24.05%) MCP
4 1516 (20.23%) MCSA
5 1419 (18.94%) MCTS
6 1337 (17.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1316 (17.57%) Degree
8 1233 (16.46%) CCNA
9 785 (10.48%) MCSD
10 771 (10.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 603 (8.05%) MCAD
12 409 (5.46%) Citrix Certification
13 332 (4.43%) CCNP
14 318 (4.24%) CCA
15 260 (3.47%) Security Cleared
16 238 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
17 193 (2.58%) SC Cleared
18 185 (2.47%) MCDST
19 176 (2.35%) MCDBA
20 158 (2.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 577 (7.70%) SLA
2 150 (2.00%) QA
3 76 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 60 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.12%) COBIT
7 5 (0.067%) GMP
8 4 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.053%) GAMP
8 4 (0.053%) GCP
8 4 (0.053%) TickIT
9 3 (0.040%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.027%) BS7799
10 2 (0.027%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.027%) HL7
11 1 (0.013%) Section 508
11 1 (0.013%) GLP
System Software
1 2839 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 1765 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1129 (15.07%) Hyper-V
4 460 (6.14%) XenApp
5 418 (5.58%) vSphere
6 274 (3.66%) VMware ESX
7 257 (3.43%) XenDesktop
8 182 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 156 (2.08%) XenServer
10 113 (1.51%) Terminal Services
11 104 (1.39%) UAG
12 98 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 90 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 77 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
15 64 (0.85%) ISA Server
16 43 (0.57%) VMware Server
17 39 (0.52%) vCloud
18 37 (0.49%) MetaFrame
19 35 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 34 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 633 (8.45%) SCCM
2 327 (4.36%) Backup Exec
3 300 (4.00%) SCOM
4 124 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 107 (1.43%) SCVMM
5 107 (1.43%) WSUS
6 65 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
7 58 (0.77%) SCDPM
8 57 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 54 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 47 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 45 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 33 (0.44%) SCSM
13 31 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
13 31 (0.41%) Tivoli
14 26 (0.35%) SCOrch
15 23 (0.31%) Nagios
16 22 (0.29%) HP SIM
17 21 (0.28%) Puppet
18 18 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5476 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 2753 (36.75%) VMware
3 1574 (21.01%) Citrix
4 1471 (19.63%) Cisco
5 827 (11.04%) HP
6 409 (5.46%) Symantec
7 370 (4.94%) NetApp
8 366 (4.89%) Dell
9 309 (4.12%) Oracle
10 281 (3.75%) Apple
11 218 (2.91%) EMC
11 218 (2.91%) Juniper
12 194 (2.59%) Avaya
13 167 (2.23%) IBM
14 146 (1.95%) McAfee
15 134 (1.79%) Veeam
16 129 (1.72%) CheckPoint
17 127 (1.70%) Red Hat
18 107 (1.43%) SAP
19 102 (1.36%) Lotus
Andover, Hampshire
Steria
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary is approx up to £35k base + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £45-55k+
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £23000 per annum + shift allowance(20% of base sal)
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Intapeople
Salary: £33000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + £6k car allowance + 15% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30800.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Stott & May
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £7,200 + 10% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Stott & May
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £7,200 car + 10% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-29k
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Eurobase People
Salary: benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago