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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK
Rank 155 120 94
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1750 2700 3287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.64% 3.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 9.45% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1496 2340 2869
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,600 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
20760 28585 29025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.72% 27.91% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16426 22892 23133
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -37 1600 £40,000 - 221
London -45 565 £44,000 +3.52% 61
South East -27 358 £36,500 -8.75% 46
East of England -1 157 £40,000 +23.07% 15
Yorkshire +23 124 £35,000 -3.44% 19
North West -65 119 £39,000 +20.00% 32
City of London -14 116 £41,000 -8.88% 19
Surrey +9 104 £37,500 -1.31% 13
West Midlands -28 93 £37,000 -7.50% 20
West Yorkshire +2 91 £35,000 -12.50% 8
South West -58 85 £37,500 +10.29% 10
Hertfordshire +41 82 £40,500 +8.00% 7
East Midlands +3 81 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Leeds +26 80 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Manchester -51 74 £39,500 +5.33% 18
Berkshire -9 67 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Hampshire -30 67 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Wales +24 55 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Birmingham -2 53 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South Wales +22 41 £39,000 +20.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 36 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 34 £30,750 -7.51% 3
Oxfordshire -11 29 £32,500 -7.14% 3
North East +19 27 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Scotland -1 27 £38,500 +10.00% 6
Nottinghamshire -11 26 £42,500 -3.40% 5
Tyne and Wear +18 25 £31,250 +13.63% 2
Guildford +23 24 £40,000 -8.57% 5
Nottingham -1 24 £42,500 -3.40% 5
Reading +27 23 £45,000 +2.85% 2

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 3033 (77.43%) Microsoft
2 2369 (60.48%) Windows
3 2004 (51.16%) MCSE
4 1818 (46.41%) Active Directory
5 1502 (38.35%) VMware
6 1344 (34.31%) Windows Server
7 1337 (34.13%) MS Excel
8 1159 (29.59%) SQL Server
9 1106 (28.24%) ITIL
10 1072 (27.37%) MCSA
11 976 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 943 (24.07%) SQL
13 912 (23.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 882 (22.52%) MS Exchange
15 863 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 851 (21.73%) Cisco
17 818 (20.88%) Office 365
18 817 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
19 785 (20.04%) Hyper-V
20 719 (18.36%) MCP
21 694 (17.72%) CCNA
22 664 (16.95%) Firewall
23 645 (16.47%) Citrix
23 645 (16.47%) Degree
24 635 (16.21%) MCITP
25 585 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
26 575 (14.68%) Windows 7
27 545 (13.91%) DNS
28 530 (13.53%) .NET
29 501 (12.79%) Finance

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
1 882 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 392 (10.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 382 (9.75%) SharePoint
4 367 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 273 (6.97%) Skype for Business
6 245 (6.25%) IIS
7 137 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 85 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 72 (1.84%) Apache
10 53 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 52 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 48 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 40 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.87%) SAS
15 29 (0.74%) CMS
16 22 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
16 22 (0.56%) WebSphere
17 21 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 21 (0.54%) IBM Notes
17 21 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1337 (34.13%) MS Excel
2 499 (12.74%) MS Office
3 52 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 46 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.23%) MS Project
7 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.051%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.15%) Sage 1000
6 4 (0.10%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.077%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.077%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.051%) Eikon
8 2 (0.051%) Magento
8 2 (0.051%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.026%) Bankmaster
9 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.026%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.026%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.026%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 1 (0.026%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 818 (20.88%) Office 365
2 585 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
4 115 (2.94%) SaaS
5 79 (2.02%) IaaS
6 69 (1.76%) PaaS
7 54 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 27 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.38%) G Suite
12 12 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.26%) Yammer
14 6 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.13%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 664 (16.95%) Firewall
2 545 (13.91%) DNS
3 498 (12.71%) SAN
4 488 (12.46%) LAN
5 475 (12.13%) WAN
6 435 (11.11%) DHCP
7 364 (9.29%) TCP/IP
8 325 (8.30%) VPN
9 196 (5.00%) VoIP
10 171 (4.37%) Skype
11 138 (3.52%) VLAN
12 125 (3.19%) Internet
13 107 (2.73%) Wireless
14 86 (2.20%) Network Security
15 74 (1.89%) NAS
15 74 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
16 68 (1.74%) MPLS
17 58 (1.48%) Unified Communications
18 52 (1.33%) HTTP
19 48 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1159 (29.59%) SQL Server
2 375 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 309 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 296 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 226 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 167 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 136 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 133 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
9 123 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 101 (2.58%) Relational Database
11 91 (2.32%) Big Data
12 63 (1.61%) MySQL
13 55 (1.40%) RDBMS
14 47 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
15 46 (1.17%) Power BI
16 37 (0.94%) OLTP
17 35 (0.89%) MongoDB
18 34 (0.87%) OLAP
19 32 (0.82%) QlikView
20 30 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 122 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 117 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (1.38%) JIRA
4 31 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 29 (0.74%) NUnit
6 27 (0.69%) Moq
7 24 (0.61%) Git (software)
8 23 (0.59%) MSI
9 9 (0.23%) ClearCase
9 9 (0.23%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.23%) MorphX
10 8 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.20%) Redmine
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.15%) Selenium
11 6 (0.15%) WiX
12 5 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.13%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 501 (12.79%) Finance
2 127 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 111 (2.83%) Legal
4 80 (2.04%) Banking
4 80 (2.04%) Games
4 80 (2.04%) Retail
5 62 (1.58%) Advertising
6 57 (1.46%) Marketing
7 48 (1.23%) Law
8 33 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 32 (0.82%) Billing
10 24 (0.61%) Automotive
11 23 (0.59%) Back Office
12 18 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 18 (0.46%) Publishing
13 16 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 14 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.31%) French Language
16 10 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 602 (15.37%) Support Engineer
2 526 (13.43%) Analyst
3 471 (12.02%) Developer
4 422 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 291 (7.43%) Consultant
6 275 (7.02%) IT Support
7 262 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 259 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 248 (6.33%) Administrator
10 243 (6.20%) Support Analyst
11 237 (6.05%) Architect
12 216 (5.51%) DBA
13 205 (5.23%) SQL DBA
14 204 (5.21%) IT Engineer
15 188 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
16 184 (4.70%) .NET Developer
17 180 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
18 169 (4.31%) C# Developer
19 168 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 153 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 530 (13.53%) .NET
2 322 (8.22%) ASP.NET
3 218 (5.57%) HTML
4 176 (4.49%) CSS
5 171 (4.37%) Web Services
6 165 (4.21%) .NET Framework
7 151 (3.85%) jQuery
8 145 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 110 (2.81%) WCF
10 98 (2.50%) XML
11 85 (2.17%) AngularJS
12 68 (1.74%) Entity Framework
13 62 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 54 (1.38%) REST
16 52 (1.33%) KnockoutJS
17 51 (1.30%) HTML5
17 51 (1.30%) LINQ
18 47 (1.20%) Ajax
19 46 (1.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 392 (10.01%) Data Centre
2 298 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 235 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 159 (4.06%) Clustering
5 125 (3.19%) Driving Licence
6 114 (2.91%) Replication
7 106 (2.71%) Management Information System
8 93 (2.37%) Blackberry
9 89 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 80 (2.04%) Public Cloud
11 71 (1.81%) Client/Server
12 67 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
13 50 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 46 (1.17%) PKI
15 44 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 40 (1.02%) User Experience
17 38 (0.97%) Fintech
17 38 (0.97%) iPhone
18 33 (0.84%) Smartphone
19 32 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2369 (60.48%) Windows
2 1344 (34.31%) Windows Server
3 912 (23.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 863 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 575 (14.68%) Windows 7
6 376 (9.60%) Linux
7 313 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 264 (6.74%) Windows 8
9 256 (6.54%) Windows 10
10 102 (2.60%) Unix
11 89 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 74 (1.89%) Android
13 68 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 61 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 50 (1.28%) Apple iOS
16 39 (1.00%) CentOS
17 38 (0.97%) Mac OS
18 28 (0.71%) Ubuntu
19 26 (0.66%) Solaris
20 21 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1106 (28.24%) ITIL
2 385 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 264 (6.74%) Migration
5 234 (5.97%) MVC
6 233 (5.95%) High Availability
7 221 (5.64%) Presales
8 212 (5.41%) Service Management
9 211 (5.39%) Project Management
10 194 (4.95%) Service Delivery
11 188 (4.80%) Mentoring
12 183 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
12 183 (4.67%) Scrum
13 172 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
14 145 (3.70%) ITIL V3
15 143 (3.65%) Time Management
16 137 (3.50%) PRINCE2
17 135 (3.45%) CRM
17 135 (3.45%) Problem Management
18 123 (3.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 943 (24.07%) SQL
2 493 (12.59%) C#
3 438 (11.18%) PowerShell
4 305 (7.79%) T-SQL
5 258 (6.59%) JavaScript
6 109 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 83 (2.12%) C
8 77 (1.97%) VBScript
9 69 (1.76%) VB
10 67 (1.71%) Python
11 60 (1.53%) C++
12 58 (1.48%) Java
13 54 (1.38%) Perl
14 45 (1.15%) PHP
15 31 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 30 (0.77%) R
17 26 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 22 (0.56%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.56%) TypeScript
19 21 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2004 (51.16%) MCSE
2 1072 (27.37%) MCSA
3 817 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
4 719 (18.36%) MCP
5 694 (17.72%) CCNA
6 645 (16.47%) Degree
7 635 (16.21%) MCITP
8 424 (10.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 268 (6.84%) MCTS
10 230 (5.87%) Security Cleared
11 175 (4.47%) CCNP
12 163 (4.16%) Citrix Certification
13 143 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
14 127 (3.24%) A+ Certification
15 123 (3.14%) MCSD
15 123 (3.14%) SC Cleared
16 116 (2.96%) MCDST
17 110 (2.81%) CISSP
18 103 (2.63%) CCA
19 88 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (8.20%) SLA
2 101 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 71 (1.81%) QA
4 68 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.20%) GCP
5 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.18%) COBIT
6 7 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.18%) GPG13
6 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.10%) WAI
7 4 (0.10%) WCAG
8 2 (0.051%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.051%) MiFID
8 2 (0.051%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.026%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1818 (46.41%) Active Directory
2 976 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 785 (20.04%) Hyper-V
4 242 (6.18%) vSphere
5 240 (6.13%) XenApp
6 94 (2.40%) XenDesktop
7 79 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
8 78 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 74 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 54 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (1.30%) Terminal Services
12 31 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (0.74%) vCloud
14 27 (0.69%) VMware Server
15 26 (0.66%) XenServer
16 24 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 22 (0.56%) NFS
17 22 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
18 19 (0.49%) Docker
18 19 (0.49%) Samba
Systems Management
1 433 (11.05%) SCCM
2 191 (4.88%) SCOM
3 108 (2.76%) WSUS
4 60 (1.53%) Backup Exec
5 46 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 46 (1.17%) Puppet
6 45 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 43 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 34 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (0.77%) SCVMM
10 29 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
11 25 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 23 (0.59%) Nagios
12 23 (0.59%) SCOrch
13 22 (0.56%) Nessus
14 21 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 20 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.46%) Ansible
17 15 (0.38%) SCSM
18 13 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3033 (77.43%) Microsoft
2 1502 (38.35%) VMware
3 851 (21.73%) Cisco
4 645 (16.47%) Citrix
5 355 (9.06%) HP
6 204 (5.21%) NetApp
7 160 (4.08%) Oracle
8 158 (4.03%) Dell
9 138 (3.52%) Apple
10 121 (3.09%) Veeam
11 113 (2.88%) EMC
12 89 (2.27%) Red Hat
13 74 (1.89%) Google
14 70 (1.79%) Avaya
14 70 (1.79%) SolarWinds
15 65 (1.66%) Juniper
16 58 (1.48%) IBM
17 54 (1.38%) Draytek
17 54 (1.38%) SonicWALL
17 54 (1.38%) Symantec
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onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Additional package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Farnham, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
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Woking, Surrey
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Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000,000 per annum dependent on experience
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Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum
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London
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City, London
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North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
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Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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