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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 875 896 854
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 18 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.010% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.035% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 13
Average salary £72,500 £55,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.81% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £77,650 £72,000 £86,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Master Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 7 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 August 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 +9 16 £72,500 +31.81%
London +20 10 £72,500 -
Leeds - 4 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £52,500 -
North West - 2 £35,000 -
Manchester - 2 £35,000 -

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCSE
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (76.92%) MCTS
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 18 (69.23%) MCITP
4 15 (57.69%) VMware
4 15 (57.69%) Windows
5 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 14 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (34.62%) Zachman Framework
7 9 (34.62%) TOGAF
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) AirWatch
8 8 (30.77%) Lync
8 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
8 8 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (26.92%) Puppet
9 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (23.08%) MCPD
10 6 (23.08%) FTP

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
1 14 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (30.77%) Lync
2 8 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) FTP
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Architect
2 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Zachman Framework
1 9 (34.62%) TOGAF
2 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
2 3 (11.54%) E-business
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCTS
2 20 (76.92%) MCSE
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 18 (69.23%) MCITP
4 6 (23.08%) MCPD
4 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) AirWatch
2 7 (26.92%) Puppet
2 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) Dell
3 6 (23.08%) Intel