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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 98 82 65
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3009 3972 4254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.85% 3.36% 3.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.41% 12.31% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2578 3443 3830
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 £24,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.33%

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
28900 32278 30185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.30% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22727 25844 24351
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £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 May 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 May 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 -20 2803 £37,500 -6.25% 372
London -37 972 £42,500 - 103
South East -21 673 £37,500 -2.59% 89
East of England -2 275 £38,500 +6.94% 22
City of London -1 236 £47,500 +0.52% 32
Yorkshire +4 219 £35,000 +7.69% 28
North West 0 219 £34,000 -2.15% 40
South West -1 198 £35,000 +2.94% 29
Berkshire -12 160 £38,500 -0.64% 16
Hampshire -5 133 £37,500 +7.14% 23
West Midlands -19 133 £34,000 -2.85% 23
West Yorkshire -2 132 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Surrey -23 125 £37,500 +0.67% 17
Manchester 0 115 £32,500 - 26
Buckinghamshire -1 115 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Leeds -7 85 £35,000 -5.40% 13
East Midlands -49 84 £35,000 -12.50% 17
Hertfordshire -3 78 £35,500 -2.73% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 65 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Reading -22 61 £35,000 -17.64% 10
Scotland +7 58 £40,000 - 13
Cheshire -18 56 £34,000 -2.85% 8
Wiltshire +17 55 £36,750 +12.21% 3
Birmingham -31 52 £35,000 -20.00% 8
Gloucestershire +24 51 £33,000 +20.00% 6
Milton Keynes -32 49 £34,000 -22.28% 8
Cambridge +4 46 £40,000 +6.66% 6
North Yorkshire +13 45 £41,500 +20.28% 3
Essex 0 44 £40,500 -4.70% 3
Kent -18 43 £30,000 -29.41% 5

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4953 (78.47%) Microsoft
2 4185 (66.30%) Windows
3 3340 (52.92%) MCSE
4 2774 (43.95%) Active Directory
5 2287 (36.23%) VMware
6 2087 (33.06%) MS Excel
7 1922 (30.45%) SQL Server
8 1778 (28.17%) ITIL
9 1745 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 1711 (27.11%) MS Exchange
11 1601 (25.36%) MCITP
12 1550 (24.56%) SQL
13 1476 (23.38%) MCSA
14 1473 (23.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1407 (22.29%) MCP
16 1400 (22.18%) Citrix
17 1392 (22.05%) Cisco
18 1359 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
19 1151 (18.24%) Cisco Certification
20 1081 (17.13%) .NET
21 1041 (16.49%) MS Office
22 1032 (16.35%) CCNA
23 1021 (16.18%) Firewall
24 1018 (16.13%) Windows 7
25 967 (15.32%) Degree
26 933 (14.78%) C#
27 925 (14.65%) Windows Server 2003
28 920 (14.58%) Hyper-V
29 888 (14.07%) SharePoint
30 887 (14.05%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1711 (27.11%) MS Exchange
2 888 (14.07%) SharePoint
3 872 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 579 (9.17%) Lync
5 491 (7.78%) IIS
6 490 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 459 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 276 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 250 (3.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 195 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 190 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 85 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
13 60 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
14 55 (0.87%) CMS
15 49 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
16 46 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
17 45 (0.71%) Apache
18 23 (0.36%) Tomcat
19 20 (0.32%) SAS
20 17 (0.27%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 2087 (33.06%) MS Excel
2 1041 (16.49%) MS Office
3 84 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 81 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 55 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.33%) MS Project
7 13 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.21%) Mingle
8 8 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 8 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.095%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.048%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.048%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.048%) SketchUp
12 3 (0.048%) Revit
13 2 (0.032%) InDesign
14 1 (0.016%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 211 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.24%) SAP Business One
6 14 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.13%) Primavera
7 8 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 6 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.079%) LabWindows
10 5 (0.079%) Sage 50
11 4 (0.063%) Hyperion Planning
11 4 (0.063%) MIS ActiveH
11 4 (0.063%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.048%) SAP CCM
12 3 (0.048%) Agresso
12 3 (0.048%) SAP ERP
13 2 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 561 (8.89%) Office 365
2 304 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 94 (1.49%) SaaS
4 93 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (0.89%) IaaS
6 41 (0.65%) PaaS
7 17 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.11%) Yammer
9 7 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
10 5 (0.079%) GitHub
10 5 (0.079%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.032%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.016%) Nimbula
12 1 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1021 (16.18%) Firewall
2 887 (14.05%) DNS
3 864 (13.69%) SAN
4 854 (13.53%) TCP/IP
5 705 (11.17%) WAN
6 695 (11.01%) LAN
7 659 (10.44%) DHCP
8 536 (8.49%) VPN
9 356 (5.64%) VoIP
10 234 (3.71%) Internet
11 191 (3.03%) NAS
12 182 (2.88%) VLAN
13 160 (2.53%) Wireless
14 148 (2.34%) Unified Communications
15 133 (2.11%) MPLS
16 131 (2.08%) Network Security
17 115 (1.82%) iSCSI
18 101 (1.60%) SSL
19 90 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
20 88 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1922 (30.45%) SQL Server
2 580 (9.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 380 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 310 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 298 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 245 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 190 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 150 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 124 (1.96%) Oracle Database
10 121 (1.92%) Relational Database
11 99 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 96 (1.52%) MySQL
13 75 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 67 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 61 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 49 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 44 (0.70%) Big Data
18 29 (0.46%) OLAP
19 28 (0.44%) NoSQL
19 28 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 307 (4.86%) Visual Studio
2 139 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (1.17%) NUnit
4 46 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
5 39 (0.62%) MSI
6 36 (0.57%) Subversion
7 35 (0.55%) Moq
8 27 (0.43%) TeamCity
9 24 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (0.27%) MSTest
11 16 (0.25%) Log4Net
12 14 (0.22%) Git (software)
12 14 (0.22%) InstallShield
12 14 (0.22%) JIRA
13 13 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 13 (0.21%) MSBuild
14 10 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.14%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.13%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 874 (13.85%) Finance
2 195 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 189 (2.99%) Legal
3 189 (2.99%) Banking
4 159 (2.52%) Law
5 138 (2.19%) Retail
6 127 (2.01%) Advertising
7 77 (1.22%) Back Office
8 72 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 72 (1.14%) Marketing
9 68 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 64 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 55 (0.87%) Front Office
12 47 (0.74%) Games
13 41 (0.65%) Automotive
14 27 (0.43%) Billing
15 26 (0.41%) Electronics
16 21 (0.33%) Publishing
17 20 (0.32%) Local Government
18 18 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 932 (14.77%) Analyst
2 869 (13.77%) Developer
3 865 (13.70%) Support Engineer
4 637 (10.09%) Consultant
5 512 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 482 (7.64%) Support Analyst
7 384 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 368 (5.83%) Administrator
9 362 (5.74%) .NET Developer
10 331 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 283 (4.48%) Architect
12 269 (4.26%) Desktop Support
13 263 (4.17%) IT Support
14 252 (3.99%) C# Developer
15 249 (3.94%) DBA
16 222 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
17 214 (3.39%) Service Analyst
17 214 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
18 205 (3.25%) Technical Support
19 198 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1081 (17.13%) .NET
2 766 (12.14%) ASP.NET
3 597 (9.46%) HTML
4 523 (8.29%) CSS
5 420 (6.65%) jQuery
6 358 (5.67%) .NET Framework
7 356 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 254 (4.02%) WCF
9 219 (3.47%) Web Services
10 202 (3.20%) HTML5
11 195 (3.09%) XML
12 182 (2.88%) Entity Framework
13 154 (2.44%) AngularJS
14 152 (2.41%) CSS3
15 138 (2.19%) Ajax
16 103 (1.63%) LINQ
17 76 (1.20%) WPF
17 76 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 76 (1.20%) NHibernate
18 75 (1.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 490 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 480 (7.60%) Data Centre
3 449 (7.11%) Blackberry
4 296 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 278 (4.40%) Clustering
6 251 (3.98%) Replication
7 244 (3.87%) Management Information System
8 132 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 118 (1.87%) Fat Client
9 118 (1.87%) Thin Client
10 110 (1.74%) Client/Server
11 99 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
12 84 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 81 (1.28%) iPhone
14 72 (1.14%) Statistics
15 66 (1.05%) PDA
16 47 (0.74%) Mathematics
17 46 (0.73%) EqualLogic
18 45 (0.71%) User Experience
19 43 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4185 (66.30%) Windows
2 1745 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 1359 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1018 (16.13%) Windows 7
5 925 (14.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 579 (9.17%) Linux
7 502 (7.95%) Windows 8
8 464 (7.35%) Windows XP
9 227 (3.60%) UNIX
10 197 (3.12%) Windows Vista
11 137 (2.17%) Mac OS X
12 108 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 98 (1.55%) Android
14 80 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 76 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 43 (0.68%) Mac OS
17 37 (0.59%) Windows 2000
18 36 (0.57%) Solaris
19 34 (0.54%) AIX
20 32 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1778 (28.17%) ITIL
2 706 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (8.46%) Migration
4 468 (7.41%) MVC
5 395 (6.26%) Service Delivery
6 376 (5.96%) Project Management
7 343 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 316 (5.01%) Mentoring
9 310 (4.91%) CRM
10 267 (4.23%) Service Management
11 256 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
12 229 (3.63%) PRINCE2
12 229 (3.63%) Problem Management
13 227 (3.60%) Change Management
14 222 (3.52%) Scrum
15 201 (3.18%) TDD
16 200 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
17 178 (2.82%) Incident Management
18 177 (2.80%) Business Continuity
19 175 (2.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1550 (24.56%) SQL
2 933 (14.78%) C#
3 606 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 485 (7.68%) PowerShell
5 381 (6.04%) T-SQL
6 110 (1.74%) Java
7 109 (1.73%) C
8 103 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 91 (1.44%) VBScript
10 80 (1.27%) VB
11 44 (0.70%) C++
12 43 (0.68%) VBA
13 33 (0.52%) Perl
13 33 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 31 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 28 (0.44%) VB6
16 22 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.25%) Python
18 14 (0.22%) PHP
19 13 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3340 (52.92%) MCSE
2 1601 (25.36%) MCITP
3 1476 (23.38%) MCSA
4 1407 (22.29%) MCP
5 1151 (18.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1032 (16.35%) CCNA
7 967 (15.32%) Degree
8 815 (12.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 727 (11.52%) MCTS
10 378 (5.99%) Citrix Certification
11 338 (5.35%) CCA
12 292 (4.63%) Security Cleared
13 264 (4.18%) MCSD
14 261 (4.13%) CCNP
15 213 (3.37%) MCDST
16 205 (3.25%) SC Cleared
17 167 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
18 135 (2.14%) A+ Certification
19 114 (1.81%) MCPD
20 99 (1.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 556 (8.81%) SLA
2 144 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (1.38%) QA
4 77 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 60 (0.95%) ISO 9001
6 58 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.35%) COBIT
8 9 (0.14%) GPG13
9 7 (0.11%) TickIT
10 6 (0.095%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.095%) GMP
10 6 (0.095%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.079%) HL7
12 3 (0.048%) BS7799
13 2 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.016%) GLP
14 1 (0.016%) P3O
System Software
1 2774 (43.95%) Active Directory
2 1473 (23.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 920 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 488 (7.73%) vSphere
5 468 (7.41%) XenApp
6 241 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
7 221 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 217 (3.44%) VMware ESX
9 128 (2.03%) Terminal Services
10 94 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 87 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 83 (1.31%) XenServer
13 72 (1.14%) vCloud
14 53 (0.84%) VMware Server
15 40 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
16 38 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 33 (0.52%) Xen
18 30 (0.48%) Terminal Server
19 29 (0.46%) ISA Server
20 28 (0.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 621 (9.84%) SCCM
2 372 (5.89%) SCOM
3 215 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 110 (1.74%) WSUS
5 82 (1.30%) SCVMM
6 66 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 66 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 43 (0.68%) Nagios
8 35 (0.55%) Legato
9 29 (0.46%) vMotion
10 26 (0.41%) SCDPM
11 25 (0.40%) SCOrch
12 24 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 24 (0.38%) Tivoli
13 23 (0.36%) SCSM
14 22 (0.35%) AirWatch
15 21 (0.33%) Windows Intune
15 21 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
16 20 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4953 (78.47%) Microsoft
2 2287 (36.23%) VMware
3 1400 (22.18%) Citrix
4 1392 (22.05%) Cisco
5 705 (11.17%) HP
6 339 (5.37%) Oracle
7 333 (5.28%) NetApp
8 298 (4.72%) Symantec
9 296 (4.69%) Dell
10 253 (4.01%) Apple
11 197 (3.12%) Juniper
12 196 (3.11%) EMC
13 182 (2.88%) Avaya
14 176 (2.79%) IBM
15 126 (2.00%) CheckPoint
16 125 (1.98%) Veeam
17 104 (1.65%) Remedy
18 102 (1.62%) CommVault
19 95 (1.51%) Red Hat
20 92 (1.46%) ServiceNow
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
East London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonus + benfits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £28600 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1800.00 - £22000.00 per annum + FE Vehicle + Training & Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £44,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £34,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £40,000 + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago