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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3428 4044 5036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.00% 3.78% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.09% 14.13% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2891 3646 4535
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +5.33%

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -25 3220 £37,500 -6.25% 404
London -21 1195 £42,500 -3.40% 112
South East -22 766 £37,500 -6.25% 102
City of London +27 364 £44,500 -1.11% 36
East of England -17 251 £40,000 +6.66% 26
West Midlands -10 233 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Yorkshire -13 217 £32,000 -8.57% 23
North West -17 216 £34,500 -8.00% 32
South West -23 204 £32,500 -13.33% 34
Hampshire -4 190 £30,000 -20.00% 25
Surrey -16 180 £38,000 -5.00% 28
East Midlands -21 156 £37,500 -0.66% 22
West Yorkshire -7 149 £35,000 -4.76% 12
Berkshire -40 139 £39,500 -1.25% 16
Birmingham +9 121 £39,500 -7.05% 9
Manchester -2 106 £34,500 -4.82% 17
Leeds +4 99 £37,500 +2.04% 5
Scotland -4 97 £34,000 -15.00% 20
Hertfordshire -6 85 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Buckinghamshire -12 85 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Reading -15 81 £39,500 -12.22% 12
Northamptonshire -3 79 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire -8 72 £40,000 - 7
Kent -3 70 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Cheshire -21 70 £34,500 -8.00% 8
Oxfordshire -10 65 £33,000 -17.50% 11
Cambridge -1 64 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Northampton 0 61 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Southampton -1 60 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Bedfordshire +6 50 £32,500 -4.41% 3

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5451 (73.43%) Microsoft
2 4812 (64.83%) Windows
3 3691 (49.72%) MCSE
4 2843 (38.30%) Active Directory
5 2755 (37.11%) VMware
6 2501 (33.69%) SQL Server
7 2484 (33.46%) MS Excel
8 2180 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2112 (28.45%) MCITP
10 2105 (28.36%) MS Exchange
11 1948 (26.24%) ITIL
12 1766 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1730 (23.31%) SQL
14 1694 (22.82%) MCP
15 1569 (21.14%) Citrix
16 1546 (20.83%) MCSA
17 1501 (20.22%) .NET
18 1468 (19.78%) Cisco
19 1361 (18.33%) MCTS
20 1349 (18.17%) Cisco Certification
21 1288 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
22 1279 (17.23%) C#
23 1262 (17.00%) Degree
24 1249 (16.83%) DNS
25 1238 (16.68%) CCNA
26 1188 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
27 1172 (15.79%) Windows 7
28 1161 (15.64%) Firewall
29 1145 (15.43%) SharePoint
30 1140 (15.36%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2105 (28.36%) MS Exchange
2 1145 (15.43%) SharePoint
3 1098 (14.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 683 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 650 (8.76%) Lync
6 599 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 557 (7.50%) IIS
8 402 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 329 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 264 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 235 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 147 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
13 134 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
14 90 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
15 76 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
16 55 (0.74%) CMS
17 52 (0.70%) IBM Notes
17 52 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
18 45 (0.61%) Node.js
19 44 (0.59%) Apache
Applications
1 2484 (33.46%) MS Excel
2 1032 (13.90%) MS Office
3 78 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 37 (0.50%) MS Project
7 19 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.094%) Mingle
11 5 (0.067%) SPSS
12 4 (0.054%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.054%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.040%) FastStats
14 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.027%) Maya
14 2 (0.027%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.027%) Revit
14 2 (0.027%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 193 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 32 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.26%) Summit
5 14 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.16%) assyst
8 11 (0.15%) SAP Business One
9 8 (0.11%) Magento
9 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.094%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.081%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.081%) Eikon
12 5 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
13 4 (0.054%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.054%) IntelliMatch
14 3 (0.040%) Temenos T24
14 3 (0.040%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.040%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 473 (6.37%) Office 365
2 273 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (0.96%) SaaS
4 52 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.44%) IaaS
6 31 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 11 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.13%) PaaS
10 5 (0.067%) Joyent
11 4 (0.054%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1249 (16.83%) DNS
2 1161 (15.64%) Firewall
3 1140 (15.36%) SAN
4 971 (13.08%) TCP/IP
5 891 (12.00%) DHCP
6 780 (10.51%) LAN
7 769 (10.36%) WAN
8 601 (8.10%) VPN
9 310 (4.18%) Internet
10 287 (3.87%) VoIP
11 234 (3.15%) NAS
12 211 (2.84%) Unified Communications
13 201 (2.71%) Wireless
14 168 (2.26%) Network Security
15 167 (2.25%) VLAN
16 137 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
17 107 (1.44%) NetScaler
17 107 (1.44%) SMTP
18 105 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
19 102 (1.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2501 (33.69%) SQL Server
2 626 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 528 (7.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 468 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 400 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 323 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 275 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 268 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
9 133 (1.79%) MySQL
10 92 (1.24%) OLAP
11 83 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 77 (1.04%) Relational Database
13 58 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
14 53 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 45 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
16 41 (0.55%) NoSQL
16 41 (0.55%) OLTP
17 36 (0.48%) DTS
18 34 (0.46%) Big Data
19 31 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 379 (5.11%) NUnit
2 315 (4.24%) Rhino Mocks
3 301 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 228 (3.07%) Moq
5 225 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 161 (2.17%) Subversion
7 120 (1.62%) MSTest
8 34 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 34 (0.46%) Git (software)
9 22 (0.30%) MSI
10 20 (0.27%) JIRA
10 20 (0.27%) Jenkins
11 18 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (0.22%) MSBuild
14 15 (0.20%) Selenium
15 14 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.12%) FogBugz
16 9 (0.12%) CruiseControl
16 9 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 1022 (13.77%) Finance
2 242 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 241 (3.25%) Banking
4 185 (2.49%) Legal
5 171 (2.30%) Law
6 164 (2.21%) Retail
7 149 (2.01%) Games
8 146 (1.97%) Advertising
9 128 (1.72%) Marketing
10 78 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 57 (0.77%) Back Office
12 51 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 33 (0.44%) Music Industry
14 25 (0.34%) Electronics
15 23 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.27%) German Language
18 19 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 17 (0.23%) Billing
20 15 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1379 (18.58%) Developer
2 1085 (14.62%) Analyst
3 954 (12.85%) Support Engineer
4 675 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 633 (8.53%) Consultant
6 590 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 479 (6.45%) Administrator
8 473 (6.37%) Support Analyst
9 450 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
10 352 (4.74%) IT Support
11 332 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
12 325 (4.38%) C# Developer
13 313 (4.22%) Architect
14 287 (3.87%) Service Analyst
15 272 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
16 263 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
17 262 (3.53%) DBA
18 261 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
19 227 (3.06%) Technical Support
20 224 (3.02%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1501 (20.22%) .NET
2 1001 (13.49%) ASP.NET
3 611 (8.23%) WCF
4 592 (7.98%) HTML
5 579 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 483 (6.51%) CSS
7 408 (5.50%) .NET Framework
8 387 (5.21%) WPF
9 374 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 350 (4.72%) XML
11 302 (4.07%) jQuery
12 278 (3.75%) Razor View Engine
13 264 (3.56%) Ajax
14 255 (3.44%) Web Services
15 250 (3.37%) NHibernate
16 239 (3.22%) HTML5
17 197 (2.65%) Castle Windsor
18 189 (2.55%) WinForms
19 163 (2.20%) Silverlight
20 153 (2.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 570 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 489 (6.59%) Blackberry
3 416 (5.60%) Clustering
4 301 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 237 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 136 (1.83%) Replication
7 124 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
8 123 (1.66%) Client/Server
9 116 (1.56%) Thin Client
9 116 (1.56%) Fat Client
10 114 (1.54%) iPhone
11 109 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 90 (1.21%) Mathematics
13 88 (1.19%) PKI
14 81 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 78 (1.05%) EqualLogic
16 53 (0.71%) Statistics
17 48 (0.65%) Tandem
18 46 (0.62%) iPad
19 45 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4812 (64.83%) Windows
2 2180 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1288 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1188 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1172 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 602 (8.11%) Linux
7 601 (8.10%) Windows XP
8 411 (5.54%) Windows 8
9 196 (2.64%) UNIX
10 171 (2.30%) Windows Vista
11 153 (2.06%) Android
12 107 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 107 (1.44%) Windows 2000
13 104 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
14 103 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 66 (0.89%) Solaris
16 57 (0.77%) Apple iOS
17 55 (0.74%) VMS
18 51 (0.69%) Windows Phone
19 38 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1948 (26.24%) ITIL
2 977 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 743 (10.01%) MVC
4 549 (7.40%) TDD
5 528 (7.11%) Scrum
6 454 (6.12%) Project Management
7 420 (5.66%) Migration
8 372 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
9 354 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 349 (4.70%) Web Application Development
10 349 (4.70%) Mentoring
11 329 (4.43%) Service Delivery
12 328 (4.42%) CRM
13 280 (3.77%) Change Management
14 268 (3.61%) Service Management
15 267 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
16 234 (3.15%) PRINCE2
17 222 (2.99%) Kanban
18 214 (2.88%) Problem Management
19 208 (2.80%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1730 (23.31%) SQL
2 1279 (17.23%) C#
3 555 (7.48%) JavaScript
4 474 (6.39%) T-SQL
5 441 (5.94%) PowerShell
6 187 (2.52%) VB.NET
7 170 (2.29%) VB
8 127 (1.71%) VBScript
9 100 (1.35%) C
10 82 (1.10%) Java
11 62 (0.84%) C++
12 56 (0.75%) VBA
13 45 (0.61%) PHP
14 36 (0.48%) Perl
15 31 (0.42%) VB6
16 24 (0.32%) Python
17 20 (0.27%) Ruby
18 17 (0.23%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.22%) Bash Shell
20 15 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3691 (49.72%) MCSE
2 2112 (28.45%) MCITP
3 1694 (22.82%) MCP
4 1546 (20.83%) MCSA
5 1361 (18.33%) MCTS
6 1349 (18.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1262 (17.00%) Degree
8 1238 (16.68%) CCNA
9 793 (10.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 689 (9.28%) MCSD
11 504 (6.79%) MCAD
12 436 (5.87%) Citrix Certification
13 341 (4.59%) CCA
14 319 (4.30%) CCNP
15 280 (3.77%) Security Cleared
16 244 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
17 223 (3.00%) SC Cleared
18 183 (2.47%) MCDST
19 177 (2.38%) MCDBA
20 165 (2.22%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 559 (7.53%) SLA
2 147 (1.98%) QA
3 76 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 56 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 28 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.13%) COBIT
8 5 (0.067%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.040%) BS7799
9 3 (0.040%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.027%) TickIT
10 2 (0.027%) HL7
11 1 (0.013%) Section 508
11 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.013%) GMP
11 1 (0.013%) GLP
System Software
1 2843 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 1766 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1140 (15.36%) Hyper-V
4 437 (5.89%) XenApp
5 392 (5.28%) vSphere
6 265 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 227 (3.06%) XenDesktop
8 176 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 139 (1.87%) XenServer
10 102 (1.37%) UAG
11 97 (1.31%) Terminal Services
12 90 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 85 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 73 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
15 57 (0.77%) ISA Server
16 49 (0.66%) vCloud
17 43 (0.58%) MetaFrame
18 41 (0.55%) VMware Server
19 33 (0.44%) Xen
19 33 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 637 (8.58%) SCCM
2 321 (4.32%) Backup Exec
3 308 (4.15%) SCOM
4 131 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 103 (1.39%) SCVMM
5 103 (1.39%) WSUS
6 60 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 60 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
7 55 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 54 (0.73%) SCDPM
9 44 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 36 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 34 (0.46%) Tivoli
11 34 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
12 33 (0.44%) SCSM
13 29 (0.39%) SCOrch
14 26 (0.35%) Nagios
15 21 (0.28%) HP SIM
16 20 (0.27%) Puppet
17 16 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5451 (73.43%) Microsoft
2 2755 (37.11%) VMware
3 1569 (21.14%) Citrix
4 1468 (19.78%) Cisco
5 834 (11.24%) HP
6 408 (5.50%) Symantec
7 369 (4.97%) NetApp
8 360 (4.85%) Dell
9 307 (4.14%) Oracle
10 292 (3.93%) Apple
11 232 (3.13%) EMC
12 213 (2.87%) Avaya
12 213 (2.87%) Juniper
13 177 (2.38%) IBM
14 142 (1.91%) McAfee
15 136 (1.83%) Veeam
16 132 (1.78%) CheckPoint
17 124 (1.67%) Red Hat
18 104 (1.40%) SAP
19 96 (1.29%) Lotus
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Commission / Car / Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum +Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £58,500 + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 26k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago