Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 167 122
Rank change year-on-year +24 -45 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 46 54 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.22% 1.13% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 4.46% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 39 50 165
10th Percentile £25,700 £28,375 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,875 £32,938 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 1,113 1,210 2,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.59% 25.40% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 608 845 1,644
10th Percentile £31,775 £26,564 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% -0.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.13%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 +25 14 £45,000 +20.81% 11
Essex +24 14 £44,500 +4.71% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £29,000 -31.76% 3
Bedfordshire +21 6 £52,500 -30.00% 5
Suffolk +12 2 £55,000 -
Norfolk +9 1 £48,500 +34.72%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 37 (80.43%) Windows
1 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
3 25 (54.35%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (41.30%) Azure
4 19 (41.30%) MCSA
4 19 (41.30%) VMware
4 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
5 18 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (39.13%) Veeam
6 17 (36.96%) Social Skills
7 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (30.43%) SQL
9 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
9 13 (28.26%) ITIL
9 13 (28.26%) MCSE
10 12 (26.09%) Windows 10
11 11 (23.91%) Cisco
11 11 (23.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
13 9 (19.57%) Firewall
14 8 (17.39%) Service Management
14 8 (17.39%) LAN
14 8 (17.39%) VPN
14 8 (17.39%) WAN
14 8 (17.39%) Android
14 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
14 8 (17.39%) vSphere

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 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 25 (54.35%) Microsoft 365
2 19 (41.30%) Azure
3 10 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (15.22%) AWS
5 6 (13.04%) Google Play
6 4 (8.70%) IaaS
7 3 (6.52%) AWS CodeCommit
7 3 (6.52%) OneDrive
7 3 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (4.35%) Mimecast
8 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
9 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (2.17%) Power Automate
9 1 (2.17%) PowerApps
9 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 8 (17.39%) LAN
2 8 (17.39%) VPN
2 8 (17.39%) WAN
3 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (13.04%) DHCP
4 6 (13.04%) DNS
4 6 (13.04%) Network Security
4 6 (13.04%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.35%) HTTP
6 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.35%) MPLS
6 2 (4.35%) NAS
6 2 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.35%) SSL
6 2 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) Impala
3 2 (4.35%) Power BI
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (4.35%) git-flow
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (36.96%) Social Skills
2 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.17%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Military
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (13.04%) IT Engineer
1 6 (13.04%) IT Support
2 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (10.87%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (8.70%) Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix Support
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix Technician
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Citrix Support
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Support Technician
4 3 (6.52%) Support Technician
4 3 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.35%) Kafka
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) React
3 1 (2.17%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Driving Licence
3 6 (13.04%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.52%) Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.35%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.17%) iPhone
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
3 12 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 8 (17.39%) Android
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (28.26%) ITIL
3 8 (17.39%) Service Management
3 8 (17.39%) Time Management
4 7 (15.22%) High Availability
5 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (13.04%) Migration
6 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.70%) Decision-Making
7 4 (8.70%) ITSM
7 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Management
8 3 (6.52%) Build Automation
8 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.52%) Critical Thinking
8 3 (6.52%) DevOps
8 3 (6.52%) ERP
8 3 (6.52%) Immutable Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.87%) Python
4 3 (6.52%) Groovy
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) R
6 1 (2.17%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) MCSA
2 13 (28.26%) MCSE
3 11 (23.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (17.39%) VCP6
5 7 (15.22%) CCNA
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
8 4 (8.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (8.70%) Degree
9 3 (6.52%) CISSP
9 3 (6.52%) MCITP
9 3 (6.52%) MCP
9 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.52%) SSCP
10 2 (4.35%) CCNP
10 2 (4.35%) CEH
10 2 (4.35%) GIAC
10 2 (4.35%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.39%) vSphere
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.35%) Apache Flume
6 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) PaperCut
2 5 (10.87%) SCCM
3 3 (6.52%) Consul
3 3 (6.52%) Terraform
3 3 (6.52%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.35%) Kibana
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.35%) Oozie
4 2 (4.35%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) VMware
3 18 (39.13%) Veeam
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) Actifio
5 6 (13.04%) Avaya
5 6 (13.04%) BMC
5 6 (13.04%) Citrix
5 6 (13.04%) Google
5 6 (13.04%) Intel
5 6 (13.04%) Ivanti
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle
7 3 (6.52%) Sophos
8 2 (4.35%) Brocade
8 2 (4.35%) BT
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) EMC
8 2 (4.35%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 2 (4.35%) Symantec