The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 73 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4172 4476 5020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.44% 4.03% 3.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.71% 14.47% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3670 4061 4571
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -8 3957 £40,000 - 430
London -3 1575 £42,500 - 149
South East -11 940 £37,500 -6.25% 114
East of England -3 347 £35,000 -6.66% 26
City of London +17 344 £45,000 +0.55% 32
North West -11 301 £34,500 -1.42% 41
Yorkshire -13 271 £34,500 +6.15% 21
Berkshire +10 248 £37,000 -4.51% 28
Surrey -15 216 £35,000 -12.50% 22
East Midlands -25 204 £40,000 +6.66% 20
South West -22 192 £32,500 -7.14% 27
Manchester -12 168 £33,000 -5.71% 29
West Yorkshire -40 159 £34,000 +13.33% 13
West Midlands -37 148 £37,500 - 26
Hampshire -18 132 £35,000 -12.50% 22
Leeds -21 119 £35,000 +16.66% 8
Buckinghamshire -20 115 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Reading +20 114 £41,500 -7.77% 10
Cheshire +12 99 £35,000 - 7
Nottinghamshire -14 91 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Kent +15 87 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Milton Keynes -7 85 £43,500 +12.98% 9
Cambridgeshire -13 85 £37,500 - 10
Scotland -19 85 £37,500 +13.63% 13
Nottingham -10 78 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Hertfordshire +5 77 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Essex -31 68 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Birmingham -15 66 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Bedfordshire -9 65 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Bristol -15 65 £40,000 +6.66% 9

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5790 (71.42%) Microsoft
2 4877 (60.16%) Windows
3 3608 (44.50%) MCSE
4 3217 (39.68%) SQL Server
5 2910 (35.89%) Active Directory
6 2599 (32.06%) MCP
7 2582 (31.85%) VMware
8 2486 (30.66%) MS Excel
9 2439 (30.09%) .NET
10 2157 (26.61%) C#
11 2107 (25.99%) MS Exchange
12 2093 (25.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 2072 (25.56%) MCTS
14 2036 (25.11%) MCITP
15 1905 (23.50%) SQL
16 1856 (22.89%) ASP.NET
17 1775 (21.89%) ITIL
18 1740 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1500 (18.50%) Citrix
20 1452 (17.91%) Cisco
20 1452 (17.91%) MVC
21 1416 (17.47%) MCSD
22 1398 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
23 1385 (17.08%) MCSA
24 1338 (16.50%) DNS
25 1321 (16.29%) Degree
26 1281 (15.80%) ASP.NET MVC
27 1242 (15.32%) TDD
28 1241 (15.31%) MCAD
29 1239 (15.28%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2107 (25.99%) MS Exchange
2 1206 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1145 (14.12%) SharePoint
4 703 (8.67%) IIS
5 651 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 529 (6.53%) Lync
7 495 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 495 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 320 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 304 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 262 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 168 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
12 158 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
13 112 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
14 105 (1.30%) Node.js
15 78 (0.96%) CMS
16 76 (0.94%) IBM Notes
17 64 (0.79%) Apache
18 58 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
19 40 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 2486 (30.66%) MS Excel
2 1022 (12.61%) MS Office
3 128 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 84 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.57%) MS Project
6 39 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.15%) Mingle
7 12 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 8 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.099%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.086%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.025%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.012%) Windchill
12 1 (0.012%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.012%) Revit
12 1 (0.012%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 187 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 26 (0.32%) SAP Business One
4 18 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
7 7 (0.086%) Magento
8 6 (0.074%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.062%) Summit
9 5 (0.062%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.062%) Eikon
9 5 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.049%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.037%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.025%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.025%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.025%) Dynamics GP
13 1 (0.012%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 394 (4.86%) Office 365
2 165 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (1.01%) SaaS
4 45 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.074%) IaaS
8 4 (0.049%) Joyent
9 3 (0.037%) PaaS
10 1 (0.012%) Nimbula
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.012%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.012%) Force.com
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.012%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1338 (16.50%) DNS
2 1178 (14.53%) Firewall
3 1042 (12.85%) SAN
4 990 (12.21%) TCP/IP
5 869 (10.72%) DHCP
6 779 (9.61%) LAN
7 750 (9.25%) WAN
8 694 (8.56%) VPN
9 537 (6.62%) Internet
10 266 (3.28%) VoIP
11 216 (2.66%) NAS
12 199 (2.45%) Wireless
13 190 (2.34%) Unified Communications
14 176 (2.17%) SSL
15 154 (1.90%) Network Security
16 144 (1.78%) SMTP
17 141 (1.74%) VLAN
18 111 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
18 111 (1.37%) HTTP
19 110 (1.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3217 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 1037 (12.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 709 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 508 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 442 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 336 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 285 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 195 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 151 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 95 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 88 (1.09%) MySQL
12 69 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 64 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
14 59 (0.73%) OLAP
15 57 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 53 (0.65%) NoSQL
17 46 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
17 46 (0.57%) MS Access
18 38 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
19 37 (0.46%) DTS
Development Applications
1 874 (10.78%) NUnit
2 808 (9.97%) Rhino Mocks
3 517 (6.38%) Moq
4 323 (3.98%) Subversion
5 310 (3.82%) MSTest
6 290 (3.58%) Visual Studio
7 234 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 95 (1.17%) Git (software)
9 24 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
12 15 (0.19%) JIRA
12 15 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.15%) MSBuild
14 10 (0.12%) InstallShield
14 10 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
15 9 (0.11%) Jenkins
16 8 (0.099%) CruiseControl
17 7 (0.086%) ReSharper
17 7 (0.086%) MSI
General
1 1089 (13.43%) Finance
2 312 (3.85%) Banking
3 307 (3.79%) Games
4 279 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 214 (2.64%) Retail
6 156 (1.92%) Law
7 152 (1.87%) Legal
8 144 (1.78%) Marketing
9 141 (1.74%) Advertising
10 90 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 85 (1.05%) Back Office
12 64 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 55 (0.68%) Music Industry
14 51 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 42 (0.52%) Publishing
17 36 (0.44%) German Language
18 25 (0.31%) French Language
19 12 (0.15%) Local Government
20 11 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2061 (25.42%) Developer
2 1324 (16.33%) .NET Developer
3 1128 (13.91%) Analyst
4 852 (10.51%) Support Engineer
5 701 (8.65%) Consultant
6 534 (6.59%) Administrator
7 533 (6.57%) Support Analyst
8 470 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 441 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 439 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 400 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
12 361 (4.45%) IT Support
13 354 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 322 (3.97%) Architect
15 297 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
16 296 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
17 293 (3.61%) DBA
18 269 (3.32%) ASP.NET Developer
19 244 (3.01%) Technical Support
20 235 (2.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2439 (30.09%) .NET
2 1856 (22.89%) ASP.NET
3 1281 (15.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1173 (14.47%) WCF
5 1064 (13.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 772 (9.52%) WPF
7 766 (9.45%) Razor View Engine
8 660 (8.14%) HTML
9 630 (7.77%) .NET Framework
10 598 (7.38%) NHibernate
11 592 (7.30%) Castle Windsor
12 543 (6.70%) CSS
13 507 (6.25%) WinForms
14 470 (5.80%) Ajax
15 404 (4.98%) XML
16 353 (4.35%) LINQ
17 346 (4.27%) Web Services
18 343 (4.23%) Ninject
19 316 (3.90%) Unity DI Container
20 302 (3.73%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 486 (5.99%) Blackberry
2 453 (5.59%) Clustering
3 394 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 317 (3.91%) Inversion of Control
5 222 (2.74%) Replication
6 206 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 197 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 176 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 130 (1.60%) iPhone
10 110 (1.36%) Tandem
11 96 (1.18%) Fat Client
11 96 (1.18%) Thin Client
12 85 (1.05%) Firmware
13 76 (0.94%) N-Tier
14 69 (0.85%) Statistics
15 65 (0.80%) Mathematics
16 63 (0.78%) PKI
17 62 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
18 56 (0.69%) EqualLogic
18 56 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4877 (60.16%) Windows
2 2093 (25.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 1398 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 1052 (12.98%) Windows 7
5 857 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 637 (7.86%) Windows XP
7 598 (7.38%) Linux
8 395 (4.87%) Windows 8
9 282 (3.48%) UNIX
10 181 (2.23%) Windows Vista
11 161 (1.99%) Android
12 118 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 97 (1.20%) Windows 2000
14 77 (0.95%) Mac OS X
15 62 (0.76%) Apple iOS
16 61 (0.75%) Solaris
17 53 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
18 47 (0.58%) Windows Phone
19 45 (0.56%) CentOS
20 40 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1775 (21.89%) ITIL
2 1452 (17.91%) MVC
3 1242 (15.32%) TDD
4 1023 (12.62%) Scrum
5 961 (11.85%) Web Application Development
6 551 (6.80%) Kanban
7 491 (6.06%) OO
8 451 (5.56%) BDD
9 405 (5.00%) Project Management
10 403 (4.97%) Dependency Injection
11 383 (4.72%) Migration
12 374 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
13 365 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
14 364 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 364 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
15 359 (4.43%) MVVM
16 323 (3.98%) CRM
17 321 (3.96%) Service Delivery
18 299 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
19 271 (3.34%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2157 (26.61%) C#
2 1905 (23.50%) SQL
3 634 (7.82%) JavaScript
4 500 (6.17%) T-SQL
5 489 (6.03%) PowerShell
6 337 (4.16%) VB.NET
7 242 (2.99%) VB
8 108 (1.33%) VBScript
9 101 (1.25%) Java
10 99 (1.22%) C
11 73 (0.90%) VBA
12 71 (0.88%) C++
13 48 (0.59%) Perl
14 41 (0.51%) Ruby
15 40 (0.49%) Python
16 36 (0.44%) Shell Script
17 30 (0.37%) PHP
18 25 (0.31%) VB6
19 20 (0.25%) Bash Shell
20 14 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3608 (44.50%) MCSE
2 2599 (32.06%) MCP
3 2072 (25.56%) MCTS
4 2036 (25.11%) MCITP
5 1416 (17.47%) MCSD
6 1385 (17.08%) MCSA
7 1321 (16.29%) Degree
8 1241 (15.31%) MCAD
9 1239 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1117 (13.78%) CCNA
11 717 (8.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 387 (4.77%) Citrix Certification
13 360 (4.44%) CCNP
14 294 (3.63%) CCA
15 224 (2.76%) Security Cleared
16 201 (2.48%) MCDST
17 179 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
18 149 (1.84%) MCDBA
19 142 (1.75%) MCPD
20 136 (1.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 613 (7.56%) SLA
2 142 (1.75%) QA
3 96 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 80 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 64 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.17%) GPG13
7 12 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.12%) COBIT
9 9 (0.11%) TickIT
10 8 (0.099%) WCAG
11 7 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 7 (0.086%) GAMP
11 7 (0.086%) GCP
11 7 (0.086%) GMP
12 2 (0.025%) HL7
13 1 (0.012%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.012%) GxP
13 1 (0.012%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.012%) DICOM
13 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2910 (35.89%) Active Directory
2 1740 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1016 (12.53%) Hyper-V
4 555 (6.85%) XenApp
5 545 (6.72%) vSphere
6 292 (3.60%) XenDesktop
7 222 (2.74%) XenServer
8 203 (2.50%) VMware ESX
9 185 (2.28%) Terminal Services
10 161 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
11 132 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 125 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
13 108 (1.33%) UAG
14 86 (1.06%) ISA Server
15 55 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 47 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 44 (0.54%) VMware Server
18 43 (0.53%) Terminal Server
19 29 (0.36%) MetaFrame
20 26 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 631 (7.78%) SCCM
2 422 (5.21%) SCOM
3 241 (2.97%) Backup Exec
4 179 (2.21%) WSUS
5 101 (1.25%) SCVMM
6 99 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 89 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
7 89 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 71 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 50 (0.62%) SCSM
10 46 (0.57%) Tivoli
11 39 (0.48%) Nagios
12 38 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 37 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 36 (0.44%) SCDPM
14 36 (0.44%) MOM
15 34 (0.42%) SCOrch
16 32 (0.39%) HP SIM
17 27 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
18 26 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5790 (71.42%) Microsoft
2 2582 (31.85%) VMware
3 1500 (18.50%) Citrix
4 1452 (17.91%) Cisco
5 755 (9.31%) HP
6 364 (4.49%) Symantec
7 356 (4.39%) NetApp
8 330 (4.07%) Oracle
9 316 (3.90%) Dell
10 214 (2.64%) Juniper
11 210 (2.59%) IBM
12 193 (2.38%) EMC
13 191 (2.36%) McAfee
14 176 (2.17%) Apple
15 145 (1.79%) CheckPoint
16 131 (1.62%) Red Hat
17 122 (1.50%) SolarWinds
18 118 (1.46%) Lotus
19 99 (1.22%) Avaya
20 93 (1.15%) Veeam
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +corporate benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
IT Ventures
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
The Metropolitan Police Service
Salary: Circa £42,350 + £3,501 Location Allowance
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus and share options
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On-Call, Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: Yesterday