Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 124 125
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 110 247 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.80% 2.62% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 9.08% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 95 168 265
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.45% +24.29%
10th Percentile £24,000 £29,625 £25,700
90th Percentile £57,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 1,544 2,721 3,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.20% 28.86% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,059 1,883 2,940
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,450 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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
Hertfordshire -7 51 £40,000 -17.95% 19
Cambridgeshire +21 34 £38,318 -23.36% 4
Essex +12 10 £44,735 +27.81% 11
Suffolk -11 8 £53,750 +26.47% 5
Norfolk -19 5 £35,000 -9.68% 3
Bedfordshire +4 2 £21,000 -48.47% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 69 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 61 (55.45%) MCSE
3 59 (53.64%) VMware
4 58 (52.73%) Windows
5 48 (43.64%) MCSA
6 47 (42.73%) Active Directory
6 47 (42.73%) Office 365
7 43 (39.09%) ITIL
8 40 (36.36%) Azure
9 34 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (30.00%) Hyper-V
11 28 (25.45%) PowerShell
12 27 (24.55%) Windows Server
13 26 (23.64%) DNS
14 25 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
16 23 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (20.00%) DHCP
17 22 (20.00%) Cisco
18 21 (19.09%) CCNA
18 21 (19.09%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (18.18%) Service Management
20 19 (17.27%) Firewall
20 19 (17.27%) MS Exchange
20 19 (17.27%) Degree
20 19 (17.27%) Mentoring
21 18 (16.36%) Data Centre
22 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
23 16 (14.55%) Citrix
23 16 (14.55%) Finance

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 19 (17.27%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.73%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (42.73%) Office 365
2 40 (36.36%) Azure
3 14 (12.73%) AWS
4 4 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.91%) GCP
6 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.91%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.91%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.91%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.64%) DNS
2 22 (20.00%) DHCP
3 19 (17.27%) Firewall
4 13 (11.82%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.91%) iSCSI
6 11 (10.00%) Skype
6 11 (10.00%) WAN
7 8 (7.27%) LAN
7 8 (7.27%) NetScaler
8 7 (6.36%) VLAN
9 6 (5.45%) VPN
9 6 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (4.55%) Network Security
10 5 (4.55%) SAN
11 4 (3.64%) 2.5G
11 4 (3.64%) 2G
11 4 (3.64%) 3G
11 4 (3.64%) VoIP
11 4 (3.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.55%) Big Data
4 4 (3.64%) FileMaker
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.82%) MySQL
6 2 (1.82%) SQLBase
7 1 (0.91%) GIS
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.91%) Power BI
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.73%) JIRA
2 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.91%) git-flow
General
1 16 (14.55%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Legal
3 2 (1.82%) Back Office
3 2 (1.82%) Games
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Advertising
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (20.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (19.09%) IT Support
3 20 (18.18%) Analyst
4 19 (17.27%) Support Engineer
5 17 (15.45%) IT Engineer
6 16 (14.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (11.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (10.91%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (9.09%) Administrator
10 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (8.18%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (7.27%) Architect
11 8 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (7.27%) Server Engineer
11 8 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (7.27%) Technical Architect
11 8 (7.27%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 7 (6.36%) Cisco Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) Web Services
2 8 (7.27%) .NET
3 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.55%) .NET Core
4 5 (4.55%) CSS
5 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.73%) HTML
6 3 (2.73%) REST
6 3 (2.73%) Spring
7 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.82%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.82%) jQuery
7 2 (1.82%) SOAP
8 1 (0.91%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.91%) Kafka
8 1 (0.91%) Node.js
8 1 (0.91%) React
8 1 (0.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.73%) Social Media
7 2 (1.82%) Clustering
8 1 (0.91%) iPhone
8 1 (0.91%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 58 (52.73%) Windows
2 27 (24.55%) Windows Server
3 13 (11.82%) Linux
3 13 (11.82%) Windows 10
3 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.18%) Mac OS X
5 9 (8.18%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.27%) CentOS
7 5 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.64%) Android
8 4 (3.64%) Fedora
8 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.64%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.09%) ITIL
2 25 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.18%) Service Management
5 19 (17.27%) Mentoring
6 10 (9.09%) Data Management
7 9 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (8.18%) DevOps
8 8 (7.27%) High Availability
8 8 (7.27%) IT Strategy
8 8 (7.27%) ITIL V3
8 8 (7.27%) Network Management
9 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (5.45%) Information Security
9 6 (5.45%) ITSM
10 5 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (4.55%) Proactive Maintenance
10 5 (4.55%) Scrum
10 5 (4.55%) Test Automation
11 4 (3.64%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.73%) SQL
3 7 (6.36%) C#
4 6 (5.45%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.55%) C
5 5 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.64%) Python
7 2 (1.82%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.82%) VBScript
8 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (55.45%) MCSE
2 48 (43.64%) MCSA
3 21 (19.09%) CCNA
3 21 (19.09%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (17.27%) Degree
5 12 (10.91%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (9.09%) MCP
7 8 (7.27%) AWS Certification
8 7 (6.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.55%) A+ Certification
9 5 (4.55%) CISSP
9 5 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (4.55%) GIAC
9 5 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (4.55%) MCITP
9 5 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (4.55%) SANS
9 5 (4.55%) SSCP
9 5 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.64%) SLA
2 8 (7.27%) PMO
3 6 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 47 (42.73%) Active Directory
2 34 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (11.82%) vSphere
5 8 (7.27%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (7.27%) XenApp
6 5 (4.55%) Docker
6 5 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.64%) NFS
7 4 (3.64%) Samba
7 4 (3.64%) VirtualBox
7 4 (3.64%) Xen
8 3 (2.73%) Firmware
9 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) SCCM
2 8 (7.27%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.64%) Ansible
3 4 (3.64%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (3.64%) Nagios
3 4 (3.64%) OpenNMS
3 4 (3.64%) Puppet
3 4 (3.64%) vCenter Server
3 4 (3.64%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.91%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.91%) SCOM
6 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 59 (53.64%) VMware
3 22 (20.00%) Cisco
4 16 (14.55%) Citrix
5 15 (13.64%) EMC
5 15 (13.64%) NetApp
6 9 (8.18%) Dell
6 9 (8.18%) Google
7 8 (7.27%) CommVault
7 8 (7.27%) F5
7 8 (7.27%) Ivanti
7 8 (7.27%) Red Hat
7 8 (7.27%) Symantec
7 8 (7.27%) Zscaler
8 7 (6.36%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.64%) Cloudera
9 4 (3.64%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.82%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.82%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.91%) Draytek