Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 141 132
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 73 37 167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.54% 1.20% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 4.43% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 59 31 144
10th Percentile £28,200 £27,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,875 £27,244
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £39,750
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +19.50% -5.36%
75th Percentile £59,375 £65,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £95,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 1,306 836 2,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.48% 27.05% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 577 593 1,546
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,000 £35,428 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Cambridgeshire -32 26 £55,000 +23.60% 4
Hertfordshire -17 19 £40,000 -27.27% 10
Essex +16 12 £44,500 +61.82% 5
Bedfordshire -6 12 £47,500 -22.45% 4
Suffolk -4 3 £55,000 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £48,500 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (87.67%) Microsoft
2 46 (63.01%) Active Directory
3 45 (61.64%) Windows
4 44 (60.27%) Azure
5 37 (50.68%) Microsoft 365
6 30 (41.10%) VMware
7 27 (36.99%) Veeam
8 26 (35.62%) PowerShell
8 26 (35.62%) ITIL
9 25 (34.25%) MCSA
10 24 (32.88%) Windows Server
11 22 (30.14%) Social Skills
12 21 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (27.40%) Firewall
13 20 (27.40%) Windows 10
14 19 (26.03%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (26.03%) Migration
14 19 (26.03%) Hyper-V
15 18 (24.66%) SharePoint
15 18 (24.66%) DHCP
16 17 (23.29%) MCSE
16 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2016
17 16 (21.92%) SQL
17 16 (21.92%) LAN
17 16 (21.92%) WAN
17 16 (21.92%) Cisco
18 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2019
18 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (19.18%) DNS
19 14 (19.18%) VLAN

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 18 (24.66%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 44 (60.27%) Azure
2 37 (50.68%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (16.44%) AWS
4 9 (12.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (10.96%) IaaS
6 6 (8.22%) Google Play
6 6 (8.22%) Mimecast
6 6 (8.22%) OneDrive
7 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.74%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.37%) Google Workspace
9 1 (1.37%) Power Automate
9 1 (1.37%) SaaS
9 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) Firewall
2 18 (24.66%) DHCP
3 16 (21.92%) LAN
3 16 (21.92%) WAN
4 14 (19.18%) DNS
4 14 (19.18%) VLAN
5 10 (13.70%) MPLS
6 9 (12.33%) NAS
6 9 (12.33%) SAN
6 9 (12.33%) VPN
7 8 (10.96%) ADSL
7 8 (10.96%) Internet
7 8 (10.96%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (8.22%) Network Security
8 6 (8.22%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.74%) HTTP
9 2 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.74%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.74%) Big Data
3 2 (2.74%) Impala
3 2 (2.74%) Power BI
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) git-flow
2 2 (2.74%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (30.14%) Social Skills
2 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Documentation Skills
4 4 (5.48%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Finance
5 2 (2.74%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Military
6 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) IT Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) IT Support
4 8 (10.96%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Cloud Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) REST
3 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
3 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.48%) Node.js
5 2 (2.74%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.74%) Kafka
6 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.37%) Blazor
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) JSON
6 1 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.37%) React
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) Driving Licence
2 6 (8.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (8.22%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.48%) Tandem
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.74%) Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (2.74%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.74%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.37%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.37%) iPhone
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 45 (61.64%) Windows
2 24 (32.88%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.40%) Windows 10
4 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (12.33%) Mac OS
8 7 (9.59%) Android
9 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.74%) Linux
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) ITIL
2 19 (26.03%) Migration
2 19 (26.03%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (19.18%) Data Migration
4 12 (16.44%) ITSM
5 11 (15.07%) Mentoring
6 9 (12.33%) Project Management
7 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (10.96%) Presales
7 8 (10.96%) Service Management
8 7 (9.59%) Scrum
9 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.48%) Data Governance
11 4 (5.48%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.48%) Data Security
11 4 (5.48%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) PowerShell
2 16 (21.92%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) C#
4 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.48%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) C
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
6 2 (2.74%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) R
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) MCSA
2 17 (23.29%) MCSE
3 13 (17.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (15.07%) CCNA
6 10 (13.70%) VCP6
7 8 (10.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (5.48%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (5.48%) MCP
9 3 (4.11%) MCITP
9 3 (4.11%) MCSD
10 2 (2.74%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.74%) CCNP
10 2 (2.74%) CEH
10 2 (2.74%) CISSP
10 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.74%) MCTS
10 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) PMO
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (63.01%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (26.03%) Hyper-V
4 9 (12.33%) vSphere
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (8.22%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (8.22%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.74%) Apache Flume
7 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.37%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 6 (8.22%) PaperCut
4 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.74%) Kibana
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.74%) Oozie
5 2 (2.74%) SCOM
5 2 (2.74%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (87.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (41.10%) VMware
3 27 (36.99%) Veeam
4 16 (21.92%) Cisco
5 10 (13.70%) Oracle
6 9 (12.33%) ServiceNow
7 7 (9.59%) Google
7 7 (9.59%) NetApp
7 7 (9.59%) Sophos
8 6 (8.22%) Aruba
8 6 (8.22%) Avaya
8 6 (8.22%) BMC
8 6 (8.22%) HP
8 6 (8.22%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (6.85%) Citrix
10 4 (5.48%) Actifio
10 4 (5.48%) Intel
10 4 (5.48%) Ivanti
11 2 (2.74%) Brocade
11 2 (2.74%) jetNEXUS