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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK
Rank 149 119 93
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1785 2650 3307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.65% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.52% 9.46% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 2342 2922
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median 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
20939 28002 29341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 28.05% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16560 22410 23471
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,550 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 1649 £40,000 +3.22% 210
London -40 586 £44,000 +3.52% 65
South East -43 345 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Yorkshire +54 156 £37,500 +11.94% 14
North West -42 133 £35,000 +7.69% 25
East of England -20 132 £35,000 +4.47% 17
West Yorkshire +55 123 £37,500 +4.16% 10
Leeds +60 111 £37,500 +2.73% 6
South West -51 109 £40,000 +5.26% 15
West Midlands -11 106 £40,000 - 14
City of London -21 106 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Surrey -11 100 £40,000 - 13
Manchester -31 78 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Berkshire -4 63 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Birmingham -6 63 £44,250 +10.62% 4
Hertfordshire +34 62 £35,000 +16.66% 7
East Midlands -15 61 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Hampshire -32 55 £42,500 - 8
Wales +8 36 £40,000 +17.64% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 34 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Scotland +2 32 £35,000 - 5
North East +10 31 £24,250 -19.16% 5
Reading +23 29 £46,250 -7.50%
Tyne and Wear +15 29 £23,500 -6.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 28 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Kent -13 28 £26,750 -16.40% 4
Oxfordshire -13 28 £32,500 -12.16% 3
Bristol -6 24 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Southampton -4 23 £50,000 +17.64% 1
West Sussex -6 23 £50,000 +66.66% 1

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3153 (76.53%) Microsoft
2 2491 (60.46%) Windows
3 2080 (50.49%) MCSE
4 1882 (45.68%) Active Directory
5 1573 (38.18%) VMware
6 1449 (35.17%) Windows Server
7 1324 (32.14%) MS Excel
8 1226 (29.76%) SQL Server
9 1210 (29.37%) MCSA
10 1189 (28.86%) ITIL
11 1039 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 984 (23.88%) MS Exchange
13 982 (23.83%) SQL
14 949 (23.03%) Cisco
15 947 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 922 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 916 (22.23%) Cisco Certification
18 795 (19.30%) CCNA
19 790 (19.17%) Hyper-V
20 782 (18.98%) Office 365
21 754 (18.30%) MCP
22 751 (18.23%) MCITP
23 741 (17.99%) Firewall
24 693 (16.82%) Citrix
25 661 (16.04%) Degree
26 649 (15.75%) Windows 7
27 571 (13.86%) DNS
28 562 (13.64%) LAN
29 556 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
30 548 (13.30%) WAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 984 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 440 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 412 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 396 (9.61%) SharePoint
5 282 (6.84%) Skype for Business
6 272 (6.60%) IIS
7 178 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 103 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 72 (1.75%) Apache
10 61 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 51 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 42 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (0.85%) SAS
14 34 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 25 (0.61%) Umbraco
16 25 (0.61%) WebSphere
17 24 (0.58%) CMS
18 20 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
19 19 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1324 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 529 (12.84%) MS Office
3 54 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.12%) MS Project
8 4 (0.097%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.049%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.15%) Sage 1000
5 4 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.097%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.073%) Bankmaster
6 3 (0.073%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.049%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.024%) Magento
8 1 (0.024%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.024%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.024%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 1 (0.024%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 782 (18.98%) Office 365
2 556 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (2.69%) SaaS
5 82 (1.99%) IaaS
6 70 (1.70%) PaaS
7 57 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 56 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (0.85%) Mimecast
10 24 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.36%) Yammer
12 13 (0.32%) G Suite
13 10 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
15 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 4 (0.097%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.073%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 3 (0.073%) GitHub
17 3 (0.073%) IBM Cloud
17 3 (0.073%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 741 (17.99%) Firewall
2 571 (13.86%) DNS
3 562 (13.64%) LAN
4 548 (13.30%) WAN
5 519 (12.60%) SAN
6 475 (11.53%) DHCP
7 438 (10.63%) TCP/IP
8 379 (9.20%) VPN
9 222 (5.39%) VoIP
10 171 (4.15%) Skype
11 168 (4.08%) VLAN
12 141 (3.42%) Internet
13 123 (2.99%) Wireless
14 90 (2.18%) Network Security
15 86 (2.09%) MPLS
16 78 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
17 72 (1.75%) NAS
18 65 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
19 62 (1.50%) Unified Communications
20 60 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1226 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 391 (9.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 335 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 308 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 236 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 173 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 152 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 141 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
9 134 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 120 (2.91%) Relational Database
11 97 (2.35%) Big Data
12 64 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 62 (1.50%) Power BI
14 59 (1.43%) MySQL
15 52 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
16 36 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 34 (0.83%) MongoDB
17 34 (0.83%) OLAP
18 32 (0.78%) OLTP
19 29 (0.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 127 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 108 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (1.24%) JIRA
4 39 (0.95%) NUnit
5 31 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
6 28 (0.68%) Moq
7 26 (0.63%) Git (software)
8 19 (0.46%) MSI
9 11 (0.27%) Redmine
9 11 (0.27%) Selenium
10 10 (0.24%) ClearCase
10 10 (0.24%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.19%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.17%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.17%) CodeSonar
12 7 (0.17%) git-flow
12 7 (0.17%) MorphX
12 7 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 544 (13.20%) Finance
2 129 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 102 (2.48%) Legal
4 82 (1.99%) Games
5 79 (1.92%) Retail
6 78 (1.89%) Banking
7 72 (1.75%) Marketing
8 63 (1.53%) Advertising
9 46 (1.12%) Law
10 36 (0.87%) Billing
11 34 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.58%) Automotive
13 23 (0.56%) Publishing
14 22 (0.53%) Back Office
15 18 (0.44%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.24%) French Language
17 10 (0.24%) Spanish Language
18 9 (0.22%) Electronics
18 9 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 634 (15.39%) Support Engineer
2 565 (13.71%) Analyst
3 507 (12.31%) Developer
4 446 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 296 (7.18%) Consultant
6 286 (6.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 273 (6.63%) IT Support
8 255 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 250 (6.07%) Administrator
10 247 (6.00%) Support Analyst
11 243 (5.90%) Architect
12 234 (5.68%) DBA
13 223 (5.41%) IT Engineer
14 221 (5.36%) SQL DBA
15 216 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
16 201 (4.88%) .NET Developer
17 192 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
18 181 (4.39%) C# Developer
19 180 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 160 (3.88%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (13.03%) .NET
2 341 (8.28%) ASP.NET
3 225 (5.46%) HTML
4 187 (4.54%) CSS
5 174 (4.22%) Web Services
6 172 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 167 (4.05%) .NET Framework
8 149 (3.62%) jQuery
9 102 (2.48%) WCF
10 97 (2.35%) AngularJS
11 88 (2.14%) XML
12 67 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 63 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 63 (1.53%) Entity Framework
14 53 (1.29%) HTML5
15 48 (1.17%) Ajax
16 47 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
17 45 (1.09%) WinForms
18 44 (1.07%) LINQ
19 42 (1.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 413 (10.02%) Data Centre
2 304 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 220 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 169 (4.10%) Clustering
5 135 (3.28%) Driving Licence
6 115 (2.79%) Replication
7 114 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 112 (2.72%) Blackberry
9 91 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 74 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 73 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
12 68 (1.65%) Public Cloud
13 63 (1.53%) Statistics
14 61 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
15 57 (1.38%) Mathematics
16 44 (1.07%) Private Cloud
17 43 (1.04%) iPhone
18 39 (0.95%) PKI
18 39 (0.95%) User Experience
19 34 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2491 (60.46%) Windows
2 1449 (35.17%) Windows Server
3 947 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 922 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 649 (15.75%) Windows 7
6 415 (10.07%) Linux
7 340 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 321 (7.79%) Windows 8
9 257 (6.24%) Windows 10
10 120 (2.91%) Unix
11 92 (2.23%) Mac OS X
12 79 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 78 (1.89%) Windows XP
14 77 (1.87%) Android
15 56 (1.36%) Apple iOS
16 41 (1.00%) CentOS
17 30 (0.73%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.68%) Mac OS
19 24 (0.58%) Solaris
20 22 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1189 (28.86%) ITIL
2 424 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 281 (6.82%) Migration
5 254 (6.17%) MVC
6 251 (6.09%) Service Management
7 248 (6.02%) High Availability
8 240 (5.83%) Mentoring
9 232 (5.63%) Project Management
10 226 (5.49%) Presales
11 220 (5.34%) Service Delivery
12 203 (4.93%) Scrum
13 188 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
14 167 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
15 159 (3.86%) Problem Management
16 158 (3.83%) PRINCE2
17 148 (3.59%) ITIL V3
18 141 (3.42%) Time Management
19 130 (3.16%) CRM
20 126 (3.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 982 (23.83%) SQL
2 519 (12.60%) C#
3 477 (11.58%) PowerShell
4 329 (7.99%) T-SQL
5 256 (6.21%) JavaScript
6 118 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 104 (2.52%) C
8 81 (1.97%) VBScript
9 71 (1.72%) VB
10 69 (1.67%) Java
11 67 (1.63%) Python
12 64 (1.55%) C++
13 52 (1.26%) Perl
14 44 (1.07%) PHP
15 35 (0.85%) R
16 30 (0.73%) Bash Shell
17 29 (0.70%) Objective-C
18 26 (0.63%) PL/SQL
19 23 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 21 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2080 (50.49%) MCSE
2 1210 (29.37%) MCSA
3 916 (22.23%) Cisco Certification
4 795 (19.30%) CCNA
5 754 (18.30%) MCP
6 751 (18.23%) MCITP
7 661 (16.04%) Degree
8 467 (11.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 304 (7.38%) MCTS
10 289 (7.01%) Security Cleared
11 183 (4.44%) CCNP
12 166 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
13 147 (3.57%) SC Cleared
14 143 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
15 139 (3.37%) A+ Certification
15 139 (3.37%) MCSD
16 135 (3.28%) CISSP
17 127 (3.08%) MCDST
18 114 (2.77%) CCA
19 110 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (8.76%) SLA
2 106 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 78 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 75 (1.82%) QA
5 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.17%) GPG13
6 7 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.15%) GCP
8 5 (0.12%) COBIT
9 4 (0.097%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.097%) WAI
9 4 (0.097%) WCAG
10 2 (0.049%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.024%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.024%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1882 (45.68%) Active Directory
2 1039 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 790 (19.17%) Hyper-V
4 279 (6.77%) vSphere
5 262 (6.36%) XenApp
6 98 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 96 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
8 85 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 84 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
10 63 (1.53%) Terminal Services
11 62 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
12 41 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 34 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 33 (0.80%) vCloud
15 28 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
16 27 (0.66%) NFS
16 27 (0.66%) VMware Server
17 25 (0.61%) Docker
17 25 (0.61%) XenServer
18 21 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 425 (10.32%) SCCM
2 195 (4.73%) SCOM
3 117 (2.84%) WSUS
4 76 (1.84%) Backup Exec
5 51 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 47 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 46 (1.12%) AirWatch
7 46 (1.12%) Puppet
8 34 (0.83%) SCVMM
9 33 (0.80%) Nagios
10 32 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
11 31 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 28 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (0.66%) SCOrch
14 24 (0.58%) Nessus
15 23 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 20 (0.49%) Ansible
18 19 (0.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
19 16 (0.39%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3153 (76.53%) Microsoft
2 1573 (38.18%) VMware
3 949 (23.03%) Cisco
4 693 (16.82%) Citrix
5 413 (10.02%) HP
6 201 (4.88%) NetApp
7 164 (3.98%) Dell
7 164 (3.98%) Oracle
8 149 (3.62%) Apple
9 137 (3.33%) EMC
10 133 (3.23%) Veeam
11 111 (2.69%) Red Hat
12 79 (1.92%) Juniper
13 78 (1.89%) SolarWinds
14 75 (1.82%) Symantec
15 73 (1.77%) Avaya
16 72 (1.75%) Google
17 64 (1.55%) CheckPoint
17 64 (1.55%) Sophos
18 63 (1.53%) IBM
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 + Company Car
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum 24days hols,career prog,MS training
Posted: 19 hours ago
North London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + taervel expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37794.00 - £47278.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mandara
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k + C/a, Pension, Medical, DIS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday