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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 855 883 865
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 15 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.007% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.024% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 23
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 3 March 2015 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 3 March 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
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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 +22 15 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Leeds - 6 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
London - 5 £60,000 - 1
City of London - 4 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire -3 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Reading -7 3 £57,500 +4.54%
South East -24 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Manchester 0 1 £35,000 -22.22%
North West -14 1 £35,000 -22.22%

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (80.56%) Active Directory
4 25 (69.44%) MCSE
4 25 (69.44%) Lync
5 21 (58.33%) MCITP
6 17 (47.22%) SC Cleared
6 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
6 17 (47.22%) Unified Communications
6 17 (47.22%) MS Excel
6 17 (47.22%) VoIP
7 13 (36.11%) MS Exchange
7 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
9 8 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (22.22%) MCTS
10 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
11 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (11.11%) MCPD
13 4 (11.11%) Migration
13 4 (11.11%) VMware
13 4 (11.11%) SAN

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (69.44%) Lync
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (36.11%) MS Exchange
3 8 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (11.11%) IIS
6 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (47.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) VoIP
1 17 (47.22%) Unified Communications
2 4 (11.11%) FTP
2 4 (11.11%) DNS
2 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Consultant
2 20 (55.56%) Microsoft Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.33%) DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Messaging Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft BI Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior SQL DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior DBA
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
1 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.78%) Data Management
3 1 (2.78%) Master Data Management
3 1 (2.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (69.44%) MCSE
3 21 (58.33%) MCITP
4 17 (47.22%) SC Cleared
4 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.22%) MCTS
6 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (11.11%) MCPD
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (2.78%) VCP4
System Software
1 29 (80.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Dell
2 4 (11.11%) Intel
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
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