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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 85 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3549 4131 4906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.08% 3.79% 4.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.36% 13.97% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3022 3747 4410
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,942 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £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
31234 29580 33891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.11% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24200 23976 28787
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 3314 £39,500 -1.25% 398
London -22 1247 £42,500 -5.55% 104
South East -27 811 £38,000 -5.00% 111
City of London +37 378 £45,000 - 31
East of England -18 255 £40,000 +6.66% 34
North West -4 235 £32,500 -13.33% 35
West Midlands -5 235 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Yorkshire +1 230 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Hampshire +1 204 £31,000 -17.33% 20
South West -22 184 £32,500 -15.58% 25
Surrey -31 173 £37,500 -6.25% 27
East Midlands -24 152 £40,000 +6.66% 38
West Yorkshire +3 147 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Berkshire -53 132 £40,000 - 24
Birmingham +5 115 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Leeds +16 114 £42,000 +20.00% 7
Manchester +7 107 £32,500 -18.75% 22
Scotland 0 105 £34,000 -15.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -21 95 £45,000 +13.20% 14
Cheshire -5 88 £34,000 -2.85% 4
Kent +25 84 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Southampton +4 78 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Oxfordshire 0 74 £33,000 -17.50% 13
Hertfordshire -4 74 £45,000 +25.00% 10
Cambridgeshire -30 66 £40,000 - 12
Reading -31 66 £41,250 -8.33% 5
Bedfordshire +23 63 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Northamptonshire -8 61 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Nottinghamshire -10 59 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Cambridge -23 58 £37,500 -6.25% 8

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5584 (73.12%) Microsoft
2 4907 (64.25%) Windows
3 3675 (48.12%) MCSE
4 2881 (37.72%) Active Directory
5 2748 (35.98%) VMware
6 2709 (35.47%) SQL Server
7 2531 (33.14%) MS Excel
8 2203 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2163 (28.32%) MS Exchange
10 2121 (27.77%) MCITP
11 1928 (25.25%) ITIL
12 1914 (25.06%) MCP
13 1816 (23.78%) SQL
14 1773 (23.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1737 (22.74%) .NET
16 1589 (20.81%) Citrix
17 1534 (20.09%) MCSA
18 1497 (19.60%) C#
19 1494 (19.56%) MCTS
20 1471 (19.26%) Cisco
21 1341 (17.56%) Degree
22 1330 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
23 1326 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
24 1311 (17.17%) DNS
25 1225 (16.04%) CCNA
26 1198 (15.69%) ASP.NET
26 1198 (15.69%) Firewall
27 1190 (15.58%) SharePoint
28 1186 (15.53%) Windows 7
29 1169 (15.31%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2163 (28.32%) MS Exchange
2 1190 (15.58%) SharePoint
3 1166 (15.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 709 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 624 (8.17%) Lync
6 597 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 591 (7.74%) IIS
8 419 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 347 (4.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 282 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 275 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 163 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
13 146 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
14 93 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
15 81 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
16 67 (0.88%) CMS
17 52 (0.68%) Tomcat
18 51 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
19 50 (0.65%) Node.js
20 47 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2531 (33.14%) MS Excel
2 1017 (13.32%) MS Office
3 87 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 38 (0.50%) MS Project
7 17 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 8 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.092%) Mingle
11 5 (0.065%) SPSS
11 5 (0.065%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.039%) FastStats
13 2 (0.026%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.026%) Revit
13 2 (0.026%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.026%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.026%) Maya
13 2 (0.026%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 198 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.25%) Summit
5 15 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 14 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.13%) assyst
8 10 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 9 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.10%) Eikon
11 6 (0.079%) Magento
11 6 (0.079%) Visualfiles
12 5 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
13 4 (0.052%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.052%) IntelliMatch
14 3 (0.039%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.039%) Agresso
14 3 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 476 (6.23%) Office 365
2 244 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.06%) SaaS
4 62 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.37%) IaaS
7 14 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.12%) PaaS
10 5 (0.065%) Joyent
11 4 (0.052%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1311 (17.17%) DNS
2 1198 (15.69%) Firewall
3 1169 (15.31%) SAN
4 1002 (13.12%) TCP/IP
5 927 (12.14%) DHCP
6 820 (10.74%) LAN
7 788 (10.32%) WAN
8 639 (8.37%) VPN
9 354 (4.64%) Internet
10 292 (3.82%) VoIP
11 249 (3.26%) NAS
12 207 (2.71%) Unified Communications
13 202 (2.65%) Wireless
14 180 (2.36%) Network Security
15 164 (2.15%) VLAN
16 131 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
17 117 (1.53%) SMTP
18 110 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
19 107 (1.40%) iSCSI
20 106 (1.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2709 (35.47%) SQL Server
2 661 (8.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 642 (8.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 508 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 417 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 317 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 272 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 255 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
9 124 (1.62%) MySQL
10 100 (1.31%) Relational Database
11 91 (1.19%) OLAP
12 85 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 52 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
14 51 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.59%) OLTP
16 44 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
17 41 (0.54%) NoSQL
18 40 (0.52%) DTS
19 38 (0.50%) Big Data
20 34 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 517 (6.77%) NUnit
2 444 (5.81%) Rhino Mocks
3 325 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 313 (4.10%) Moq
5 246 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 202 (2.65%) Subversion
7 170 (2.23%) MSTest
8 47 (0.62%) Git (software)
9 29 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 22 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (0.27%) MSBuild
11 21 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 20 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 18 (0.24%) MSI
13 18 (0.24%) JIRA
14 16 (0.21%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.16%) CruiseControl
16 10 (0.13%) InstallShield
17 9 (0.12%) ReSharper
17 9 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 1047 (13.71%) Finance
2 279 (3.65%) Banking
3 245 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 193 (2.53%) Games
5 192 (2.51%) Legal
6 180 (2.36%) Retail
7 169 (2.21%) Law
8 146 (1.91%) Marketing
9 132 (1.73%) Advertising
10 90 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 65 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 55 (0.72%) Back Office
13 42 (0.55%) Music Industry
14 35 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 24 (0.31%) German Language
17 20 (0.26%) Electronics
17 20 (0.26%) Publishing
18 15 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 1567 (20.52%) Developer
2 1130 (14.80%) Analyst
3 919 (12.03%) Support Engineer
4 810 (10.61%) .NET Developer
5 628 (8.22%) Consultant
6 591 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 514 (6.73%) Administrator
8 504 (6.60%) Support Analyst
9 462 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
10 374 (4.90%) C# Developer
11 371 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
12 351 (4.60%) IT Support
13 305 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
14 288 (3.77%) Architect
15 277 (3.63%) DBA
16 270 (3.54%) Service Analyst
17 264 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
18 255 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
19 251 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
20 235 (3.08%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1737 (22.74%) .NET
2 1198 (15.69%) ASP.NET
3 743 (9.73%) WCF
4 733 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 652 (8.54%) HTML
6 534 (6.99%) CSS
7 525 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 493 (6.46%) WPF
9 467 (6.11%) .NET Framework
10 405 (5.30%) XML
11 390 (5.11%) Razor View Engine
12 339 (4.44%) NHibernate
13 328 (4.29%) Ajax
14 325 (4.26%) jQuery
15 304 (3.98%) Web Services
16 292 (3.82%) Castle Windsor
17 268 (3.51%) HTML5
18 250 (3.27%) WinForms
19 200 (2.62%) LINQ
20 189 (2.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 499 (6.53%) Blackberry
2 425 (5.57%) Clustering
3 334 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 235 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 174 (2.28%) Inversion of Control
6 163 (2.13%) Replication
7 137 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 119 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 109 (1.43%) iPhone
10 104 (1.36%) Fat Client
10 104 (1.36%) Thin Client
11 90 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 86 (1.13%) PKI
13 84 (1.10%) EqualLogic
14 73 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 68 (0.89%) Statistics
16 66 (0.86%) Tandem
17 55 (0.72%) N-Tier
18 49 (0.64%) Firmware
19 47 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4907 (64.25%) Windows
2 2203 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1330 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 1186 (15.53%) Windows 7
5 1160 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 628 (8.22%) Linux
7 614 (8.04%) Windows XP
8 408 (5.34%) Windows 8
9 209 (2.74%) UNIX
10 165 (2.16%) Android
11 164 (2.15%) Windows Vista
12 117 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 105 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 97 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 89 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
16 68 (0.89%) Solaris
17 57 (0.75%) Windows Phone
18 56 (0.73%) VMS
18 56 (0.73%) Apple iOS
19 55 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1928 (25.25%) ITIL
2 903 (11.82%) MVC
3 695 (9.10%) TDD
4 653 (8.55%) Scrum
5 482 (6.31%) Web Application Development
6 433 (5.67%) Migration
7 420 (5.50%) Project Management
8 385 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
9 364 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 343 (4.49%) CRM
11 335 (4.39%) Service Delivery
12 324 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
13 304 (3.98%) Kanban
14 296 (3.88%) Change Management
15 287 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
16 263 (3.44%) Service Management
17 254 (3.33%) PRINCE2
18 252 (3.30%) OO
19 247 (3.23%) BDD
20 235 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1816 (23.78%) SQL
2 1497 (19.60%) C#
3 613 (8.03%) JavaScript
4 504 (6.60%) T-SQL
5 460 (6.02%) PowerShell
6 213 (2.79%) VB.NET
7 195 (2.55%) VB
8 131 (1.72%) VBScript
9 91 (1.19%) C
10 90 (1.18%) Java
11 69 (0.90%) C++
11 69 (0.90%) VBA
12 41 (0.54%) PHP
13 39 (0.51%) Perl
14 26 (0.34%) VB6
15 25 (0.33%) Shell Script
16 24 (0.31%) Ruby
16 24 (0.31%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.31%) Python
17 17 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3675 (48.12%) MCSE
2 2121 (27.77%) MCITP
3 1914 (25.06%) MCP
4 1534 (20.09%) MCSA
5 1494 (19.56%) MCTS
6 1341 (17.56%) Degree
7 1326 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1225 (16.04%) CCNA
9 847 (11.09%) MCSD
10 770 (10.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 674 (8.83%) MCAD
12 403 (5.28%) Citrix Certification
13 326 (4.27%) CCNP
14 313 (4.10%) CCA
15 265 (3.47%) Security Cleared
16 228 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
17 197 (2.58%) MCDST
18 190 (2.49%) SC Cleared
19 173 (2.27%) MCDBA
20 152 (1.99%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 583 (7.63%) SLA
2 143 (1.87%) QA
3 75 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 63 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.16%) COBIT
8 8 (0.10%) GMP
9 7 (0.092%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 7 (0.092%) GAMP
9 7 (0.092%) GCP
10 4 (0.052%) TickIT
11 3 (0.039%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.026%) HL7
12 2 (0.026%) BS7799
13 1 (0.013%) GxP
13 1 (0.013%) GLP
13 1 (0.013%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.013%) Section 508
System Software
1 2881 (37.72%) Active Directory
2 1773 (23.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1120 (14.67%) Hyper-V
4 481 (6.30%) XenApp
5 432 (5.66%) vSphere
6 286 (3.74%) XenDesktop
7 273 (3.57%) VMware ESX
8 180 (2.36%) XenServer
8 180 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 116 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 106 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 105 (1.37%) UAG
12 89 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 76 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
14 66 (0.86%) ISA Server
15 43 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 38 (0.50%) vCloud
17 36 (0.47%) Xen
18 35 (0.46%) MetaFrame
18 35 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 646 (8.46%) SCCM
2 332 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 298 (3.90%) SCOM
4 121 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 108 (1.41%) SCVMM
5 108 (1.41%) WSUS
6 68 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 55 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 54 (0.71%) SCDPM
8 54 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 46 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 44 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 35 (0.46%) SCSM
12 32 (0.42%) Tivoli
13 31 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (0.31%) SCOrch
15 23 (0.30%) ARCserve
16 22 (0.29%) HP SIM
17 21 (0.27%) Nagios
18 20 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5584 (73.12%) Microsoft
2 2748 (35.98%) VMware
3 1589 (20.81%) Citrix
4 1471 (19.26%) Cisco
5 845 (11.06%) HP
6 412 (5.39%) Symantec
7 381 (4.99%) Dell
8 365 (4.78%) NetApp
9 309 (4.05%) Oracle
10 277 (3.63%) Apple
11 231 (3.02%) EMC
12 218 (2.85%) Juniper
13 177 (2.32%) Avaya
14 166 (2.17%) IBM
15 157 (2.06%) McAfee
16 129 (1.69%) Veeam
17 126 (1.65%) Red Hat
18 122 (1.60%) CheckPoint
19 108 (1.41%) SAP
20 100 (1.31%) Lotus
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits and Sponsored training
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + £10k bonus, £6k car, negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
AspireCom
Salary: Bonus and Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago