The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Master in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certified Master over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 871 873 853
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 22 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.034% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.070% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 24
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%

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
31482 29808 31546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 26.94% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25214 23984 26320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certified Master
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certified Master Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Master Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Master Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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 -31 22 £60,000 +9.09% 2
City of London +38 11 £60,000 -40.00%
London -3 11 £60,000 -33.33%
Berkshire +12 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Reading +1 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South East -18 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Manchester -16 3 £32,500 -40.90%
North West -20 3 £32,500 -40.90%
West Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds - 2 £50,000 -

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Certified Master.

1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 20 (62.50%) MCSE
4 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 15 (46.88%) MCITP
7 14 (43.75%) Lync
8 12 (37.50%) Unified Communications
8 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
8 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 12 (37.50%) SQL
8 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
8 12 (37.50%) VoIP
9 11 (34.38%) Windows
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (18.75%) Aerospace
12 6 (18.75%) Migration
12 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
12 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
12 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
12 6 (18.75%) Degree
12 6 (18.75%) High Availability
12 6 (18.75%) MCSM
12 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Certified Master. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (43.75%) Lync
2 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.38%) IIS
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) VoIP
1 12 (37.50%) Unified Communications
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 6 (18.75%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Consultant
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) DBA
3 7 (21.88%) SQL DBA
4 6 (18.75%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft BI Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior SQL DBA
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) High Availability
2 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (9.38%) Master Data Management
4 3 (9.38%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (62.50%) MCSE
3 15 (46.88%) MCITP
4 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 6 (18.75%) MCSM
6 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (9.38%) MCPD
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (6.25%) MCTS
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) vCloud
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) Intel
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
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