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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 904 909 852
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -57
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 10 12 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.033% 0.037% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 38
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%

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
30490 32535 30998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.47% 27.22% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23843 26030 24951
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £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 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Master Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 6 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 28 April 2015. 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 +24 10 £50,000 -9.09%
Leeds - 6 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 -
North West - 4 £32,500 -
Manchester - 4 £32,500 -

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) Microsoft
3 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
4 21 (63.64%) MCSE
4 21 (63.64%) Lync
5 17 (51.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (51.52%) MS Exchange
6 15 (45.45%) MCITP
7 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 11 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 11 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (33.33%) MCTS
8 11 (33.33%) AirWatch
9 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
9 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
9 10 (30.30%) Unified Communications
9 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
9 10 (30.30%) VoIP
10 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
11 6 (18.18%) SQL
11 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (15.15%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (15.15%) MCPD
12 5 (15.15%) IIS

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 21 (63.64%) Lync
2 17 (51.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (51.52%) MS Exchange
3 11 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
5 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (15.15%) IIS
6 5 (15.15%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) VoIP
1 10 (30.30%) Unified Communications
2 5 (15.15%) FTP
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Consultant
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Consultant
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) DBA
6 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Messaging Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft BI Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Senior DBA
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Server Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior SQL DBA
8 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.03%) Data Management
3 1 (3.03%) Master Data Management
3 1 (3.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (63.64%) MCSE
3 15 (45.45%) MCITP
4 11 (33.33%) MCTS
5 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
5 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 5 (15.15%) MCPD
6 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) Dell
2 5 (15.15%) Intel
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle