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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3387 4179 4955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.07% 3.88% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.03% 14.31% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2978 3609 4624
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -23 3221 £40,000 - 321
London -22 1218 £42,500 -5.55% 79
South East -26 754 £40,000 - 86
City of London +7 358 £45,000 - 33
South West +2 238 £37,500 -6.25% 31
West Midlands -6 226 £40,000 +6.66% 16
North West -17 225 £36,000 +2.85% 29
Yorkshire -15 219 £34,000 -2.85% 24
East of England -31 198 £35,000 -6.66% 26
Surrey -6 193 £40,000 +8.10% 15
West Yorkshire +10 175 £35,661 +1.88% 15
Hampshire -12 166 £42,500 +21.42% 30
Berkshire -40 145 £35,000 -13.58% 21
Leeds +3 129 £36,000 +2.85% 12
Manchester -22 125 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Birmingham +13 112 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands -32 112 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Buckinghamshire -4 88 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Reading -19 64 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Dorset +10 61 £37,500 -3.84% 6
North East +12 60 £32,500 -8.45% 6
Milton Keynes -6 60 £38,500 +3.35% 7
Scotland +11 59 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Wiltshire -2 59 £40,000 - 6
Tyne and Wear +16 58 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Essex -12 57 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Cheshire -24 57 £35,000 - 9
Hertfordshire -41 57 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Southampton -3 52 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 49 £47,500 +35.71% 5

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5263 (77.92%) Microsoft
2 4330 (64.11%) Windows
3 3483 (51.57%) MCSE
4 2742 (40.60%) Active Directory
5 2499 (37.00%) VMware
6 2334 (34.56%) MS Excel
7 1917 (28.38%) SQL Server
8 1911 (28.29%) MCITP
9 1884 (27.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 1825 (27.02%) MS Exchange
11 1797 (26.61%) ITIL
12 1681 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1574 (23.30%) MCSA
14 1544 (22.86%) Citrix
15 1513 (22.40%) SQL
16 1441 (21.34%) Cisco
17 1353 (20.03%) MCP
18 1251 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
19 1183 (17.52%) Windows Server 2012
20 1136 (16.82%) .NET
21 1135 (16.80%) MS Office
22 1125 (16.66%) SharePoint
23 1097 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
24 1084 (16.05%) Hyper-V
25 1076 (15.93%) CCNA
26 1050 (15.55%) DNS
27 1044 (15.46%) Degree
28 1032 (15.28%) Windows 7
29 1030 (15.25%) SAN
30 1026 (15.19%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1825 (27.02%) MS Exchange
2 1125 (16.66%) SharePoint
3 872 (12.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 619 (9.16%) Lync
5 616 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 508 (7.52%) IIS
7 505 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 325 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 268 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 243 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 223 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 100 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
13 86 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
14 85 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
15 66 (0.98%) Apache
16 49 (0.73%) CMS
17 43 (0.64%) IBM Notes
18 36 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
19 30 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
20 20 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2334 (34.56%) MS Excel
2 1135 (16.80%) MS Office
3 85 (1.26%) InfoPath
4 81 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.65%) MS Project
6 37 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.074%) S-PLUS
10 5 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.074%) Mingle
11 4 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.044%) SPSS
13 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.030%) Revit
13 2 (0.030%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.015%) FastStats
14 1 (0.015%) Maya
Business Applications
1 204 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
5 12 (0.18%) assyst
6 10 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.10%) Tridion
7 7 (0.10%) Summit
8 6 (0.089%) Visualfiles
8 6 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.089%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.074%) SAP Business One
9 5 (0.074%) LabWindows
9 5 (0.074%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.059%) Pivotal CRM
10 4 (0.059%) SalesLogix
10 4 (0.059%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.044%) Magento
11 3 (0.044%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 471 (6.97%) Office 365
2 327 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (0.78%) IaaS
4 48 (0.71%) SaaS
5 34 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (0.43%) PaaS
7 28 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.044%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1050 (15.55%) DNS
2 1030 (15.25%) SAN
3 1026 (15.19%) Firewall
4 905 (13.40%) TCP/IP
5 770 (11.40%) DHCP
6 677 (10.02%) WAN
7 663 (9.82%) LAN
8 504 (7.46%) VPN
9 291 (4.31%) VoIP
10 290 (4.29%) Internet
11 222 (3.29%) NAS
12 168 (2.49%) VLAN
13 167 (2.47%) Unified Communications
14 155 (2.29%) Wireless
15 127 (1.88%) NetScaler
16 123 (1.82%) Network Security
17 118 (1.75%) iSCSI
18 97 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
19 93 (1.38%) MPLS
20 82 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1917 (28.38%) SQL Server
2 581 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 365 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 327 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 307 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 245 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 225 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 225 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 102 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 91 (1.35%) MySQL
10 64 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 62 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
11 62 (0.92%) Oracle Database
12 59 (0.87%) OLAP
13 39 (0.58%) QlikView
14 37 (0.55%) RDBMS
15 34 (0.50%) DB2
16 31 (0.46%) OLTP
16 31 (0.46%) Big Data
17 29 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 258 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 151 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (1.53%) NUnit
4 69 (1.02%) Moq
5 67 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 44 (0.65%) Subversion
7 41 (0.61%) MSTest
8 35 (0.52%) MSI
9 21 (0.31%) JIRA
10 19 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 18 (0.27%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.22%) FogBugz
12 15 (0.22%) Selenium
13 14 (0.21%) InstallShield
14 12 (0.18%) Artifactory
15 11 (0.16%) Git (software)
15 11 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (0.10%) MorphX
17 6 (0.089%) AdminStudio
General
1 905 (13.40%) Finance
2 200 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 164 (2.43%) Law
4 157 (2.32%) Banking
5 154 (2.28%) Advertising
6 143 (2.12%) Legal
7 106 (1.57%) Retail
8 74 (1.10%) Marketing
9 57 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 44 (0.65%) Games
11 42 (0.62%) Back Office
12 25 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 22 (0.33%) Electronics
13 22 (0.33%) Publishing
14 19 (0.28%) German Language
15 14 (0.21%) Italian Language
15 14 (0.21%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.21%) French Language
15 14 (0.21%) Local Government
15 14 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1036 (15.34%) Developer
2 960 (14.21%) Analyst
3 955 (14.14%) Support Engineer
4 718 (10.63%) Consultant
5 550 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 441 (6.53%) Support Analyst
7 411 (6.09%) .NET Developer
8 405 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 350 (5.18%) IT Support
10 343 (5.08%) Administrator
11 317 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 284 (4.20%) Architect
13 250 (3.70%) Service Analyst
14 242 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
15 218 (3.23%) DBA
16 217 (3.21%) Technical Support
17 214 (3.17%) Desktop Support
18 210 (3.11%) Senior Developer
19 208 (3.08%) C# Developer
20 205 (3.04%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1136 (16.82%) .NET
2 756 (11.19%) ASP.NET
3 474 (7.02%) HTML
4 466 (6.90%) CSS
5 331 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 324 (4.80%) .NET Framework
7 312 (4.62%) jQuery
8 285 (4.22%) WCF
9 203 (3.01%) Web Services
10 200 (2.96%) Ajax
11 193 (2.86%) XML
12 162 (2.40%) HTML5
13 134 (1.98%) WPF
14 90 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 87 (1.29%) WinForms
16 83 (1.23%) Silverlight
16 83 (1.23%) CSS3
17 81 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 72 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 65 (0.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 567 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 428 (6.34%) Blackberry
3 338 (5.00%) Clustering
4 235 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 235 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 145 (2.15%) Replication
6 132 (1.95%) Thin Client
6 132 (1.95%) Fat Client
7 114 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 109 (1.61%) iPhone
9 96 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 80 (1.18%) Mathematics
11 76 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 58 (0.86%) EqualLogic
13 52 (0.77%) PKI
14 49 (0.73%) iPad
15 44 (0.65%) User Experience
16 43 (0.64%) Visualisation
17 41 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
17 41 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4330 (64.11%) Windows
2 1884 (27.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1183 (17.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1097 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 1032 (15.28%) Windows 7
6 546 (8.08%) Windows XP
7 480 (7.11%) Linux
8 431 (6.38%) Windows 8
9 223 (3.30%) UNIX
10 208 (3.08%) Windows Vista
11 141 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 117 (1.73%) Windows 2000
13 94 (1.39%) Android
14 86 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 75 (1.11%) Solaris
16 54 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 49 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 43 (0.64%) AIX
19 40 (0.59%) VMS
20 31 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1797 (26.61%) ITIL
2 684 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (7.06%) MVC
4 443 (6.56%) Project Management
5 400 (5.92%) Migration
6 337 (4.99%) Mentoring
7 334 (4.95%) Service Delivery
8 316 (4.68%) CRM
9 308 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
10 305 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 276 (4.09%) Change Management
12 264 (3.91%) Scrum
13 254 (3.76%) PRINCE2
14 236 (3.49%) TDD
15 228 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
16 219 (3.24%) Incident Management
17 215 (3.18%) Service Management
18 211 (3.12%) Problem Management
19 161 (2.38%) Change Control
20 159 (2.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1513 (22.40%) SQL
2 972 (14.39%) C#
3 496 (7.34%) JavaScript
4 409 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 383 (5.67%) T-SQL
6 142 (2.10%) VB.NET
7 125 (1.85%) VB
8 122 (1.81%) VBScript
9 94 (1.39%) C
10 66 (0.98%) Java
11 41 (0.61%) Perl
12 38 (0.56%) VBA
13 36 (0.53%) VB6
14 34 (0.50%) C++
15 33 (0.49%) PHP
15 33 (0.49%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.27%) Python
17 17 (0.25%) X++
18 15 (0.22%) R
19 12 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3483 (51.57%) MCSE
2 1911 (28.29%) MCITP
3 1574 (23.30%) MCSA
4 1353 (20.03%) MCP
5 1251 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1076 (15.93%) CCNA
7 1044 (15.46%) Degree
8 966 (14.30%) MCTS
9 842 (12.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 486 (7.20%) Citrix Certification
11 387 (5.73%) CCA
12 374 (5.54%) MCSD
13 342 (5.06%) Security Cleared
14 305 (4.52%) CCNP
15 275 (4.07%) SC Cleared
16 243 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
17 231 (3.42%) MCDST
18 179 (2.65%) A+ Certification
19 143 (2.12%) MCAD
20 142 (2.10%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 535 (7.92%) SLA
2 119 (1.76%) QA
3 106 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 44 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.13%) COBIT
8 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 7 (0.10%) BS7799
10 6 (0.089%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.059%) TickIT
12 3 (0.044%) GPG13
13 1 (0.015%) HL7
13 1 (0.015%) DICOM
13 1 (0.015%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2742 (40.60%) Active Directory
2 1681 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1084 (16.05%) Hyper-V
4 476 (7.05%) vSphere
5 452 (6.69%) XenApp
6 244 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 237 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
8 236 (3.49%) XenDesktop
9 110 (1.63%) XenServer
10 87 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 81 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 78 (1.15%) ISA Server
13 69 (1.02%) UAG
14 65 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
14 65 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 57 (0.84%) vCloud
16 41 (0.61%) Xen
17 39 (0.58%) MetaFrame
18 32 (0.47%) VMware Server
19 29 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 589 (8.72%) SCCM
2 354 (5.24%) SCOM
3 250 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 111 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 102 (1.51%) NetBackup
6 91 (1.35%) WSUS
6 91 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 62 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 59 (0.87%) SCDPM
9 54 (0.80%) SCOrch
10 37 (0.55%) Nagios
11 35 (0.52%) XenMobile
12 33 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 32 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 32 (0.47%) SCSM
14 30 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
15 29 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 21 (0.31%) Tivoli
17 19 (0.28%) Windows Intune
18 18 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5263 (77.92%) Microsoft
2 2499 (37.00%) VMware
3 1544 (22.86%) Citrix
4 1441 (21.34%) Cisco
5 757 (11.21%) HP
6 349 (5.17%) NetApp
7 340 (5.03%) Symantec
8 324 (4.80%) Dell
9 283 (4.19%) Oracle
10 266 (3.94%) Apple
11 255 (3.78%) EMC
12 236 (3.49%) Avaya
13 181 (2.68%) Juniper
14 166 (2.46%) IBM
15 135 (2.00%) Veeam
16 121 (1.79%) CheckPoint
17 108 (1.60%) Remedy
18 105 (1.55%) McAfee
19 97 (1.44%) SAP
20 78 (1.15%) Red Hat
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits/Car
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £26,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Authentic Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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EMBS- People Transfer
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonuses + Much more benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Vodafone Group
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FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
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Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + On-Call + Benefits
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