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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 119 92 75
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2668 3334 3865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.63% 3.13% 3.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.40% 11.28% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2329 2930 3371
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
28380 29562 28677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.02% 27.74% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22655 23639 22533
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 2016 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 9 February 2016. 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 -27 2485 £40,000 - 368
London -46 897 £42,500 -3.40% 106
South East -10 631 £40,000 +3.89% 93
South West -11 198 £34,500 -8.00% 27
North West +10 184 £32,500 -7.14% 41
East of England -1 182 £31,250 -3.84% 29
City of London -31 179 £45,000 - 14
Surrey +13 173 £38,500 +0.26% 17
West Midlands -15 156 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Hampshire -15 142 £42,500 +15.64% 12
Yorkshire -39 132 £32,500 - 20
Berkshire -16 126 £50,000 +16.95% 29
Manchester +20 112 £37,500 +7.14% 22
West Yorkshire -32 110 £35,000 +7.69% 15
East Midlands +3 96 £33,000 -3.64% 12
Leeds -30 85 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Birmingham -12 69 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Oxfordshire +28 64 £35,000 -16.66% 14
Essex +4 53 £27,500 -14.06% 3
Kent +19 51 £33,750 -3.57% 5
Oxford +28 50 £35,000 -15.15% 4
Scotland -23 46 £35,000 +7.03% 8
Dorset -5 45 £34,000 -2.85% 8
Cheshire +10 44 £22,000 -37.14% 13
Wiltshire -5 42 £34,500 -10.38% 3
Southampton -21 42 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire +3 41 £32,750 -2.96% 9
Gloucestershire -4 41 £35,000 -14.63% 6
Wales +2 39 £34,000 -9.33% 3
South Wales -1 39 £34,000 -9.33% 1

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4314 (78.51%) Microsoft
2 3436 (62.53%) Windows
3 2858 (52.01%) MCSE
4 2436 (44.33%) Active Directory
5 2074 (37.74%) VMware
6 2022 (36.80%) Windows Server
7 1871 (34.05%) MS Excel
8 1826 (33.23%) SQL Server
9 1636 (29.77%) ITIL
10 1526 (27.77%) MCSA
11 1450 (26.39%) SQL
12 1383 (25.17%) MS Exchange
13 1356 (24.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 1337 (24.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1254 (22.82%) Cisco
16 1243 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
17 1190 (21.66%) MCITP
18 1163 (21.16%) Citrix
19 1095 (19.93%) Cisco Certification
20 1016 (18.49%) MCP
21 970 (17.65%) Firewall
22 966 (17.58%) CCNA
23 911 (16.58%) Hyper-V
24 896 (16.31%) Degree
25 842 (15.32%) MS Office
26 830 (15.10%) Finance
27 809 (14.72%) Windows 7
28 792 (14.41%) DNS
29 761 (13.85%) SAN
30 727 (13.23%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1383 (25.17%) MS Exchange
2 709 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 645 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 505 (9.19%) Skype for Business
5 452 (8.23%) IIS
6 435 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 252 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 171 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 153 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 133 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 127 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 89 (1.62%) Apache Pig
13 86 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
14 72 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
15 57 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
16 56 (1.02%) Apache
17 54 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
18 38 (0.69%) Drupal
19 35 (0.64%) CMS
20 22 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 1871 (34.05%) MS Excel
2 842 (15.32%) MS Office
3 48 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.38%) MS Project
7 12 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.091%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.018%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.018%) Revit
Business Applications
1 139 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 21 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 13 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
6 8 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.091%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.073%) Bankmaster
10 4 (0.073%) Eikon
10 4 (0.073%) Infor M3
10 4 (0.073%) Infor SunSystems
10 4 (0.073%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.055%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.036%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.036%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 678 (12.34%) Office 365
2 408 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (1.13%) IaaS
5 51 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (0.76%) SaaS
7 26 (0.47%) PaaS
8 17 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.27%) Google Apps
10 13 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 12 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
14 5 (0.091%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.091%) GitHub
15 2 (0.036%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.036%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 970 (17.65%) Firewall
2 792 (14.41%) DNS
3 761 (13.85%) SAN
4 633 (11.52%) LAN
5 620 (11.28%) TCP/IP
6 607 (11.05%) WAN
7 574 (10.45%) DHCP
8 530 (9.65%) VPN
9 229 (4.17%) VoIP
10 187 (3.40%) VLAN
11 170 (3.09%) NAS
12 168 (3.06%) Internet
13 129 (2.35%) Wireless
14 128 (2.33%) Network Security
15 126 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
16 110 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
17 108 (1.97%) MPLS
18 104 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
19 103 (1.87%) Skype
20 100 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1826 (33.23%) SQL Server
2 507 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 414 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 385 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 349 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 223 (4.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 176 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 173 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 143 (2.60%) Big Data
10 138 (2.51%) Relational Database
11 128 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
12 107 (1.95%) MySQL
13 102 (1.86%) Hadoop
14 92 (1.67%) Apache Hive
15 71 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 67 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
17 61 (1.11%) RDBMS
18 53 (0.96%) Oracle Database
19 46 (0.84%) NoSQL
19 46 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 219 (3.99%) Visual Studio
2 107 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (0.82%) NUnit
4 39 (0.71%) JIRA
5 37 (0.67%) Moq
6 32 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
7 31 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 27 (0.49%) Subversion
9 14 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
10 12 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.22%) Git (software)
10 12 (0.22%) ProC
10 12 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (0.20%) MSI
12 10 (0.18%) MSTest
13 8 (0.15%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.13%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.13%) Jenkins
14 7 (0.13%) MorphX
General
1 830 (15.10%) Finance
2 221 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 152 (2.77%) Banking
4 143 (2.60%) Retail
5 123 (2.24%) Legal
6 91 (1.66%) Law
7 78 (1.42%) Marketing
8 75 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 72 (1.31%) Advertising
10 71 (1.29%) Games
11 43 (0.78%) Back Office
12 42 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 34 (0.62%) Billing
14 29 (0.53%) Investment Banking
15 25 (0.45%) Publishing
16 24 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.44%) Local Government
17 23 (0.42%) Electronics
18 18 (0.33%) Spanish Language
19 14 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 814 (14.81%) Analyst
2 767 (13.96%) Support Engineer
3 706 (12.85%) Developer
4 540 (9.83%) Consultant
5 506 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 398 (7.24%) .NET Developer
7 395 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 389 (7.08%) Support Analyst
9 370 (6.73%) Administrator
10 353 (6.42%) IT Support
11 349 (6.35%) C# Developer
12 332 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
13 319 (5.81%) IT Engineer
14 289 (5.26%) DBA
15 285 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
16 280 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
17 261 (4.75%) SQL DBA
18 246 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 222 (4.04%) Architect
20 221 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 724 (13.18%) .NET
2 486 (8.84%) ASP.NET
3 373 (6.79%) HTML
4 357 (6.50%) CSS
5 255 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 254 (4.62%) jQuery
7 209 (3.80%) Web Services
8 181 (3.29%) .NET Framework
9 143 (2.60%) HTML5
10 135 (2.46%) XML
11 129 (2.35%) WCF
12 123 (2.24%) AngularJS
13 103 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 97 (1.77%) Java EE
15 89 (1.62%) CSS3
16 85 (1.55%) STL
17 78 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 70 (1.27%) Ajax
18 70 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 62 (1.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 453 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 379 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 374 (6.81%) Blackberry
4 342 (6.22%) Clustering
5 232 (4.22%) Replication
6 231 (4.20%) Computer Science
7 209 (3.80%) Driving Licence
7 209 (3.80%) Management Information System
8 117 (2.13%) iPhone
9 104 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 102 (1.86%) iPad
11 82 (1.49%) User Experience
12 81 (1.47%) Cybercrime
13 76 (1.38%) Private Cloud
14 65 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 51 (0.93%) EqualLogic
16 50 (0.91%) Visualisation
17 45 (0.82%) Client/Server
17 45 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 45 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3436 (62.53%) Windows
2 2022 (36.80%) Windows Server
3 1356 (24.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1243 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 809 (14.72%) Windows 7
6 591 (10.76%) Linux
7 556 (10.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 547 (9.95%) Windows 8
9 249 (4.53%) Windows XP
10 239 (4.35%) Android
11 187 (3.40%) Unix
12 163 (2.97%) Apple iOS
13 143 (2.60%) Mac OS X
14 120 (2.18%) Windows 10
15 78 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
16 73 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 62 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
18 38 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 30 (0.55%) Mac OS
20 29 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1636 (29.77%) ITIL
2 441 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 349 (6.35%) MVC
5 348 (6.33%) Mentoring
6 343 (6.24%) Migration
7 307 (5.59%) Presales
8 294 (5.35%) Project Management
9 292 (5.31%) Service Management
10 240 (4.37%) Service Delivery
11 222 (4.04%) CRM
12 216 (3.93%) High Availability
13 207 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
14 200 (3.64%) Problem Management
15 199 (3.62%) PRINCE2
16 191 (3.48%) Software Engineering
17 188 (3.42%) Scrum
18 175 (3.18%) Change Management
19 167 (3.04%) Time Management
20 165 (3.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1450 (26.39%) SQL
2 727 (13.23%) C#
3 468 (8.52%) PowerShell
4 403 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 343 (6.24%) T-SQL
6 206 (3.75%) C
7 192 (3.49%) Java
8 169 (3.08%) C++
9 149 (2.71%) VB
10 110 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 93 (1.69%) VBScript
12 85 (1.55%) Objective-C
13 47 (0.86%) Perl
14 46 (0.84%) PHP
15 45 (0.82%) VBA
16 42 (0.76%) Python
17 37 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 36 (0.66%) VB6
19 31 (0.56%) Shell Script
20 29 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2858 (52.01%) MCSE
2 1526 (27.77%) MCSA
3 1190 (21.66%) MCITP
4 1095 (19.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1016 (18.49%) MCP
6 966 (17.58%) CCNA
7 896 (16.31%) Degree
8 690 (12.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 598 (10.88%) MCTS
10 252 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
11 245 (4.46%) Security Cleared
12 241 (4.39%) MCSD
13 226 (4.11%) CCNP
14 210 (3.82%) MCDST
15 199 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
16 179 (3.26%) CCA
17 165 (3.00%) CISSP
18 155 (2.82%) A+ Certification
19 112 (2.04%) MCDBA
20 105 (1.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (7.57%) SLA
2 115 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 34 (0.62%) QA
5 22 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.24%) COBIT
8 12 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.15%) P3O
11 4 (0.073%) COSO
11 4 (0.073%) HL7
11 4 (0.073%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.036%) BS7799
12 2 (0.036%) DICOM
12 2 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.036%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.036%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.036%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.036%) TickIT
System Software
1 2436 (44.33%) Active Directory
2 1337 (24.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 911 (16.58%) Hyper-V
4 402 (7.32%) vSphere
5 307 (5.59%) XenApp
6 167 (3.04%) VMware ESX
7 131 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 115 (2.09%) XenDesktop
9 98 (1.78%) Terminal Services
10 62 (1.13%) XenServer
11 52 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (0.78%) Xen
13 42 (0.76%) Terminal Server
14 41 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 40 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
16 37 (0.67%) vCloud
17 34 (0.62%) VMware Server
18 33 (0.60%) UAG
19 32 (0.58%) ISA Server
20 25 (0.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 513 (9.34%) SCCM
2 281 (5.11%) SCOM
3 198 (3.60%) Backup Exec
4 134 (2.44%) WSUS
5 67 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 53 (0.96%) SCVMM
7 51 (0.93%) NetBackup
8 45 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 41 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 39 (0.71%) SCOrch
11 36 (0.66%) Windows Intune
12 31 (0.56%) Puppet
12 31 (0.56%) XenMobile
13 30 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
14 29 (0.53%) AirWatch
15 25 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
15 25 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
16 24 (0.44%) Tivoli
17 22 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 22 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4314 (78.51%) Microsoft
2 2074 (37.74%) VMware
3 1254 (22.82%) Cisco
4 1163 (21.16%) Citrix
5 586 (10.66%) HP
6 325 (5.91%) Dell
7 291 (5.30%) NetApp
8 249 (4.53%) Oracle
9 224 (4.08%) Apple
10 211 (3.84%) Symantec
11 187 (3.40%) EMC
12 141 (2.57%) Avaya
13 139 (2.53%) Veeam
14 127 (2.31%) IBM
15 97 (1.77%) CheckPoint
16 94 (1.71%) SolarWinds
17 92 (1.67%) Red Hat
17 92 (1.67%) SAP
18 82 (1.49%) Sophos
19 80 (1.46%) Juniper
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