Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 124 130
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -45
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 278 305 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.72% 2.53% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.44% 8.13% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 181 289 246
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,950 £22,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 2,944 3,750 3,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.85% 31.05% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,057 2,949 2,922
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Hertfordshire -1 99 £52,000 +4.00% 24
Cambridgeshire +35 69 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Suffolk +12 35 £42,500 -2.30% 3
Norfolk +29 29 £32,605 -6.84% 2
Essex -5 24 £35,000 -20.20% 8
Bedfordshire -14 20 £50,000 +17.65% 6
East Anglia +5 1 - - 10
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 222 (79.86%) Microsoft
2 157 (56.47%) Windows
3 141 (50.72%) MCSE
4 128 (46.04%) VMware
5 119 (42.81%) Active Directory
6 90 (32.37%) Firewall
7 85 (30.58%) MCSA
8 75 (26.98%) Windows Server
9 72 (25.90%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (24.82%) ITIL
11 68 (24.46%) Cisco
12 67 (24.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 66 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 66 (23.74%) Office 365
13 66 (23.74%) Data Centre
14 65 (23.38%) PowerShell
14 65 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 58 (20.86%) Analytical Skills
16 55 (19.78%) TCP/IP
16 55 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (18.71%) DNS
18 51 (18.35%) CISSP
18 51 (18.35%) SSCP
18 51 (18.35%) SANS
19 49 (17.63%) CCNP
20 48 (17.27%) Retail
21 45 (16.19%) Red Hat
22 44 (15.83%) SLA
22 44 (15.83%) MCP
22 44 (15.83%) Microsoft Office

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 31 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (4.32%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.60%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.52%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.16%) Apache Pig
8 4 (1.44%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.08%) IIS
10 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (6.83%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) BPCS
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.72%) Lawson
4 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 66 (23.74%) Office 365
2 65 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (6.12%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (3.96%) IaaS
5 11 (3.96%) PaaS
6 8 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.52%) Amazon Glacier
7 7 (2.52%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.52%) AWS CloudTrail
7 7 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (2.16%) SaaS
9 5 (1.80%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.44%) G Suite
11 3 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (32.37%) Firewall
2 55 (19.78%) TCP/IP
3 52 (18.71%) DNS
4 35 (12.59%) Internet
5 33 (11.87%) DHCP
6 28 (10.07%) Wireless
7 23 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 23 (8.27%) Wireshark
8 20 (7.19%) Ethernet
8 20 (7.19%) LAN
9 19 (6.83%) VPN
10 15 (5.40%) SAN
11 12 (4.32%) SSL
12 11 (3.96%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.24%) WAN
14 7 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (2.52%) HTTP
14 7 (2.52%) Structured Cabling
15 6 (2.16%) iSCSI
15 6 (2.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (3.96%) Big Data
4 9 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.88%) MySQL
5 8 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.16%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.72%) Power BI
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.16%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.16%) CodeSonar
2 6 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.16%) git-flow
2 6 (2.16%) JIRA
2 6 (2.16%) Robot Framework
2 6 (2.16%) Selenium
3 4 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (17.27%) Retail
2 44 (15.83%) Finance
3 7 (2.52%) Advertising
4 6 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.44%) Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (16.19%) Analyst
2 35 (12.59%) Consultant
3 29 (10.43%) Architect
4 23 (8.27%) Developer
5 22 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.83%) Desktop Support
7 18 (6.47%) SIEM Analyst
7 18 (6.47%) SIEM Engineer
7 18 (6.47%) SOC Analyst
7 18 (6.47%) SOC Engineer
8 17 (6.12%) Azure Consultant
8 17 (6.12%) IT Architect
8 17 (6.12%) IT Security Architect
8 17 (6.12%) Security Architect
8 17 (6.12%) Senior Consultant
8 17 (6.12%) Service Architect
8 17 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.76%) Administrator
9 16 (5.76%) Software Developer
10 15 (5.40%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.83%) CSS
2 18 (6.47%) HTML
3 17 (6.12%) AngularJS
4 15 (5.40%) Express
4 15 (5.40%) jQuery
4 15 (5.40%) React
4 15 (5.40%) Sass
4 15 (5.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 13 (4.68%) .NET
5 13 (4.68%) Web Services
6 12 (4.32%) Flash
6 12 (4.32%) LESS
7 11 (3.96%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (2.52%) YAML
9 6 (2.16%) Django
9 6 (2.16%) LAMP
9 6 (2.16%) Node.js
9 6 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.74%) Data Centre
2 58 (20.86%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (15.83%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (9.71%) Management Information System
5 23 (8.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 23 (8.27%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (7.91%) Blackberry
7 20 (7.19%) Client/Server
8 17 (6.12%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (5.40%) Replication
10 12 (4.32%) W3C
11 11 (3.96%) User Experience
12 10 (3.60%) Driving Licence
12 10 (3.60%) iPhone
13 9 (3.24%) CCTV
13 9 (3.24%) Public Cloud
13 9 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (2.52%) Smartphone
15 6 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (1.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 157 (56.47%) Windows
2 75 (26.98%) Windows Server
3 44 (15.83%) Windows 7
4 40 (14.39%) Windows 10
5 35 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (9.71%) Linux
7 24 (8.63%) Apple iOS
7 24 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (7.19%) Windows XP
9 15 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 13 (4.68%) Android
11 10 (3.60%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.52%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.16%) Windows Phone
13 6 (2.16%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.80%) CentOS
14 5 (1.80%) Fedora
14 5 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.82%) ITIL
2 55 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (14.75%) Risk Management
3 41 (14.75%) Security Operations
4 40 (14.39%) Data Loss Prevention
4 40 (14.39%) Event Correlation
4 40 (14.39%) SIEM
5 39 (14.03%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (14.03%) Mentoring
6 29 (10.43%) Information Security
6 29 (10.43%) Reverse Engineering
7 28 (10.07%) Security Management
8 27 (9.71%) Change Management
9 25 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 24 (8.63%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (8.27%) Analytics
11 23 (8.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 23 (8.27%) Threat Analysis
11 23 (8.27%) Threat Detection
11 23 (8.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.38%) PowerShell
2 26 (9.35%) JavaScript
2 26 (9.35%) SQL
3 23 (8.27%) Java
4 21 (7.55%) Python
5 18 (6.47%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.68%) VBScript
7 11 (3.96%) C
8 10 (3.60%) C#
8 10 (3.60%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.52%) Perl
10 6 (2.16%) C++
10 6 (2.16%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.16%) PHP
11 3 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 141 (50.72%) MCSE
2 85 (30.58%) MCSA
3 72 (25.90%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (24.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 51 (18.35%) CISSP
5 51 (18.35%) SANS
5 51 (18.35%) SSCP
6 49 (17.63%) CCNP
7 44 (15.83%) MCP
8 40 (14.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 40 (14.39%) CCIE
8 40 (14.39%) CCSP
8 40 (14.39%) CSSLP
8 40 (14.39%) GCWN
8 40 (14.39%) ISSAP
8 40 (14.39%) ISSEP
8 40 (14.39%) RHCA
8 40 (14.39%) RHCE
8 40 (14.39%) VCAP
8 40 (14.39%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (15.83%) SLA
2 5 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 119 (42.81%) Active Directory
2 66 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (13.31%) Hyper-V
4 26 (9.35%) vSphere
5 14 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (5.04%) XenApp
6 13 (4.68%) Terminal Services
6 13 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.96%) Docker
8 5 (1.80%) NFS
8 5 (1.80%) Samba
8 5 (1.80%) VirtualBox
8 5 (1.80%) Xen
9 4 (1.44%) Firmware
10 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (8.27%) RSA Security Analytics
2 18 (6.47%) SCOM
3 12 (4.32%) Puppet
4 11 (3.96%) SCCM
5 10 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.16%) Ansible
6 6 (2.16%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.16%) Nagios
6 6 (2.16%) Salt
7 5 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.80%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.80%) OpenNMS
7 5 (1.80%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.80%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.72%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 222 (79.86%) Microsoft
2 128 (46.04%) VMware
3 68 (24.46%) Cisco
4 45 (16.19%) Red Hat
5 40 (14.39%) Citrix
6 34 (12.23%) Splunk
7 32 (11.51%) Apple
8 25 (8.99%) Symantec
9 22 (7.91%) EMC
10 18 (6.47%) NetApp
11 14 (5.04%) Oracle
12 13 (4.68%) Remedy
13 12 (4.32%) Lotus
14 11 (3.96%) HP
15 10 (3.60%) Veeam
16 8 (2.88%) CommVault
16 8 (2.88%) Meraki
17 6 (2.16%) Fortinet
17 6 (2.16%) SolarWinds
17 6 (2.16%) Sophos