Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 99 108
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 322 370 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.64% 2.94% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.56% 9.91% 9.14%
Number of salaries quoted 272 356 341
East of England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,369 3,734 4,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.66% 29.71% 29.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,439 2,828 3,341
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the East of England

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the East of England region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -5 80 £42,000 +17.48% 11
Hertfordshire -76 76 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Bedfordshire +29 47 £42,000 +40.00% 1
Norfolk +42 44 £28,500 -16.79% 7
Essex +31 43 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Suffolk 0 32 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 263 (81.68%) Microsoft
2 236 (73.29%) Windows
3 153 (47.52%) MCSE
4 145 (45.03%) Windows Server
5 141 (43.79%) VMware
6 132 (40.99%) Active Directory
7 107 (33.23%) ITIL
8 92 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (25.16%) Office 365
11 77 (23.91%) PowerShell
12 76 (23.60%) Hyper-V
13 73 (22.67%) Citrix
14 72 (22.36%) MCSA
15 71 (22.05%) Data Centre
16 69 (21.43%) SQL Server
16 69 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
16 69 (21.43%) MCITP
17 62 (19.25%) Firewall
18 59 (18.32%) MS Exchange
19 56 (17.39%) Degree
20 55 (17.08%) Finance
21 53 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
21 53 (16.46%) DNS
21 53 (16.46%) Cisco
22 52 (16.15%) MCP
22 52 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 50 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
24 49 (15.22%) TCP/IP
25 47 (14.60%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (18.32%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.90%) Skype for Business
3 18 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.42%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.48%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.93%) Apache
8 3 (0.93%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.93%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.93%) IIS
8 3 (0.93%) JBoss
8 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.24%) Acrobat
3 4 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (4.66%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.55%) BPCS
4 5 (1.55%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.62%) Lawson
6 2 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 81 (25.16%) Office 365
2 69 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.97%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (3.42%) SaaS
6 6 (1.86%) G Suite
6 6 (1.86%) PaaS
7 5 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.24%) IaaS
9 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (19.25%) Firewall
2 53 (16.46%) DNS
3 49 (15.22%) TCP/IP
4 47 (14.60%) SAN
5 34 (10.56%) DHCP
6 24 (7.45%) Remote Desktop
7 21 (6.52%) MPLS
7 21 (6.52%) WAN
8 19 (5.90%) Internet
9 17 (5.28%) LAN
10 16 (4.97%) Network Security
10 16 (4.97%) VLAN
10 16 (4.97%) Wireshark
11 15 (4.66%) VoIP
12 14 (4.35%) NetScaler
13 10 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (3.11%) VPN
14 9 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (2.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.17%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.86%) Big Data
6 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.93%) MySQL
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Bitbucket
1 5 (1.55%) ClearCase
1 5 (1.55%) ClearQuest
1 5 (1.55%) JIRA
1 5 (1.55%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.93%) CodeSonar
3 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.93%) git-flow
3 3 (0.93%) PROIV
3 3 (0.93%) Robot Framework
3 3 (0.93%) Selenium
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.31%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.31%) MSI
5 1 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 55 (17.08%) Finance
2 25 (7.76%) Retail
3 17 (5.28%) Banking
4 9 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.93%) Back Office
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
7 2 (0.62%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (12.42%) Analyst
2 40 (12.42%) Windows Engineer
3 31 (9.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (7.76%) Server Engineer
5 23 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 22 (6.83%) Consultant
6 22 (6.83%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (6.21%) Windows Server Engineer
8 18 (5.59%) Developer
8 18 (5.59%) IT Support
9 17 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (5.28%) IT Engineer
10 16 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (4.97%) DBA
11 15 (4.66%) Administrator
12 14 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
12 14 (4.35%) Security Analyst
13 13 (4.04%) Citrix Engineer
13 13 (4.04%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.59%) .NET
1 18 (5.59%) CSS
2 17 (5.28%) Flash
3 14 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 14 (4.35%) HTML
4 13 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 11 (3.42%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.11%) jQuery
7 9 (2.80%) LESS
7 9 (2.80%) Sass
7 9 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.55%) Express
8 5 (1.55%) Node.js
8 5 (1.55%) React
9 4 (1.24%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.93%) Django
10 3 (0.93%) MAPI
10 3 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 71 (22.05%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (9.32%) Management Information System
5 25 (7.76%) Driving Licence
6 21 (6.52%) Replication
7 17 (5.28%) Computer Science
8 14 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 12 (3.73%) NHS
10 11 (3.42%) Blackberry
11 10 (3.11%) iPad
12 9 (2.80%) Fat Client
12 9 (2.80%) Thin Client
12 9 (2.80%) W3C
13 8 (2.48%) iPhone
13 8 (2.48%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.86%) EMC VMAX
15 5 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
16 4 (1.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 236 (73.29%) Windows
2 145 (45.03%) Windows Server
3 84 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (12.42%) Windows 7
5 39 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (11.49%) Linux
7 31 (9.63%) Windows 10
8 26 (8.07%) Windows XP
9 12 (3.73%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.42%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.11%) Android
11 10 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.80%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.48%) Unix
14 4 (1.24%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.24%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.93%) CentOS
15 3 (0.93%) Fedora
15 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (33.23%) ITIL
2 47 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (11.18%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (11.18%) Service Delivery
4 26 (8.07%) ITIL V3
5 25 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (7.76%) DevOps
6 21 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.52%) Information Security
7 20 (6.21%) Mathematics
8 18 (5.59%) CRM
8 18 (5.59%) Project Management
9 17 (5.28%) Data Loss Prevention
9 17 (5.28%) Security Operations
10 16 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (4.66%) ERP
11 15 (4.66%) Event Correlation
11 15 (4.66%) High Availability
11 15 (4.66%) Migration
11 15 (4.66%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 47 (14.60%) SQL
3 27 (8.39%) C
4 20 (6.21%) Python
5 18 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.66%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.04%) Java
8 11 (3.42%) VBScript
9 9 (2.80%) C#
10 6 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.86%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.24%) PHP
12 3 (0.93%) C++
12 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (47.52%) MCSE
2 72 (22.36%) MCSA
3 69 (21.43%) MCITP
4 56 (17.39%) Degree
5 52 (16.15%) MCP
5 52 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 50 (15.53%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (12.11%) CCNA
8 35 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
9 34 (10.56%) A+ Certification
10 32 (9.94%) Network+ Certification
11 28 (8.70%) CCNP
12 22 (6.83%) CCA
13 21 (6.52%) CISSP
13 21 (6.52%) SANS
13 21 (6.52%) SSCP
14 16 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (4.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (4.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 15 (4.66%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.11%) SLA
2 10 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.17%) QA
4 3 (0.93%) PMO
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 132 (40.99%) Active Directory
2 92 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (23.60%) Hyper-V
4 42 (13.04%) XenApp
5 29 (9.01%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (8.39%) Terminal Services
7 26 (8.07%) vSphere
8 18 (5.59%) XenDesktop
9 14 (4.35%) XenServer
10 9 (2.80%) Xen
11 7 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.86%) Docker
13 5 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.24%) NFS
15 3 (0.93%) Samba
15 3 (0.93%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (9.63%) SCCM
2 18 (5.59%) SCOM
3 17 (5.28%) Puppet
4 14 (4.35%) Ansible
4 14 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 14 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
5 11 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.55%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.24%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.24%) Nagios
9 4 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.93%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.93%) OpenNMS
10 3 (0.93%) Salt
10 3 (0.93%) WSUS
10 3 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 263 (81.68%) Microsoft
2 141 (43.79%) VMware
3 73 (22.67%) Citrix
4 53 (16.46%) Cisco
5 38 (11.80%) HP
6 25 (7.76%) Red Hat
7 21 (6.52%) NetApp
8 20 (6.21%) EMC
8 20 (6.21%) Symantec
9 18 (5.59%) Oracle
10 16 (4.97%) CommVault
11 15 (4.66%) Ivanti
12 14 (4.35%) Splunk
13 12 (3.73%) Apple
14 11 (3.42%) Google
15 10 (3.11%) Dell
15 10 (3.11%) IBM
15 10 (3.11%) Meraki
16 7 (2.17%) McAfee
16 7 (2.17%) Remedy