Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 105 123
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 314 348 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.83% 2.99% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.04% 10.02% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 218 324 281
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,525 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 3,126 3,472 3,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.17% 29.81% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,209 2,707 3,057
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +17 98 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Hertfordshire -42 77 £52,500 +10.53% 12
Bedfordshire +19 39 £46,056 +8.37% 4
Essex +19 37 £31,649 -20.88% 2
Suffolk +4 32 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Norfolk +31 31 £30,000 -15.49% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 250 (79.62%) Microsoft
2 204 (64.97%) Windows
3 180 (57.32%) MCSE
4 150 (47.77%) VMware
5 136 (43.31%) Active Directory
6 101 (32.17%) Windows Server
7 95 (30.25%) ITIL
7 95 (30.25%) Firewall
8 90 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (27.71%) MCSA
10 84 (26.75%) Cisco
10 84 (26.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 79 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 74 (23.57%) PowerShell
13 73 (23.25%) Office 365
14 70 (22.29%) Data Centre
15 68 (21.66%) Problem-Solving
16 64 (20.38%) Microsoft Office
16 64 (20.38%) CCNP
17 63 (20.06%) Citrix
17 63 (20.06%) Analytical Skills
18 62 (19.75%) Self-Motivation
19 61 (19.43%) SANS
19 61 (19.43%) CISSP
19 61 (19.43%) SSCP
19 61 (19.43%) Finance
19 61 (19.43%) Retail
20 60 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 57 (18.15%) Red Hat
22 56 (17.83%) MCP

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 47 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (3.82%) IBM Notes
4 9 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (2.23%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.91%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.91%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.96%) IIS
8 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 64 (20.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.27%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (6.05%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.96%) BPCS
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.64%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.25%) Office 365
2 60 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (6.05%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (3.50%) IaaS
6 10 (3.18%) PaaS
7 6 (1.91%) G Suite
8 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.27%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.27%) SaaS
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 95 (30.25%) Firewall
2 53 (16.88%) TCP/IP
3 45 (14.33%) DNS
4 39 (12.42%) Internet
5 35 (11.15%) Wireshark
6 31 (9.87%) SAN
7 29 (9.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 23 (7.32%) DHCP
9 22 (7.01%) Wireless
10 21 (6.69%) LAN
11 20 (6.37%) Ethernet
12 19 (6.05%) VPN
13 16 (5.10%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (4.78%) WAN
15 12 (3.82%) Network Security
15 12 (3.82%) SSL
16 11 (3.50%) NetScaler
17 9 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
18 7 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (2.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.50%) Big Data
3 10 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.91%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.91%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.91%) MySQL
7 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.64%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.32%) Power BI
10 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (1.91%) Bitbucket
1 6 (1.91%) CodeSonar
1 6 (1.91%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.91%) git-flow
1 6 (1.91%) JIRA
1 6 (1.91%) Robot Framework
1 6 (1.91%) Selenium
1 6 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.32%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.32%) MSI
3 1 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 61 (19.43%) Finance
1 61 (19.43%) Retail
2 10 (3.18%) Banking
3 6 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.96%) Advertising
4 3 (0.96%) Legal
4 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.64%) Billing
5 2 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 56 (17.83%) Analyst
2 32 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.24%) Architect
3 29 (9.24%) Consultant
4 27 (8.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (8.28%) SIEM Analyst
6 23 (7.32%) SOC Analyst
7 21 (6.69%) IT Support
8 20 (6.37%) Desktop Support
8 20 (6.37%) Support Engineer
9 18 (5.73%) SIEM Engineer
9 18 (5.73%) SOC Engineer
10 17 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (5.41%) IT Architect
10 17 (5.41%) IT Security Architect
10 17 (5.41%) Security Architect
10 17 (5.41%) Service Architect
11 16 (5.10%) Team Leader
12 15 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (4.78%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.37%) Flash
2 14 (4.46%) CSS
3 11 (3.50%) .NET
3 11 (3.50%) AngularJS
3 11 (3.50%) Web Services
4 10 (3.18%) HTML
4 10 (3.18%) LESS
4 10 (3.18%) Sass
4 10 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (2.55%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.55%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.55%) Express
5 8 (2.55%) jQuery
5 8 (2.55%) React
6 6 (1.91%) Django
6 6 (1.91%) Java EE
6 6 (1.91%) Node.js
6 6 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (1.91%) REST
6 6 (1.91%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (22.29%) Data Centre
2 63 (20.06%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (19.75%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (10.83%) Management Information System
5 33 (10.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 22 (7.01%) Blackberry
6 22 (7.01%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (7.01%) Driving Licence
7 21 (6.69%) Client/Server
8 17 (5.41%) Replication
8 17 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (3.82%) iPhone
10 10 (3.18%) iPad
10 10 (3.18%) W3C
11 8 (2.55%) CCTV
11 8 (2.55%) NHS
12 6 (1.91%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (1.91%) User Experience
13 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 204 (64.97%) Windows
2 101 (32.17%) Windows Server
3 53 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (16.56%) Windows 7
5 40 (12.74%) Windows 10
6 35 (11.15%) Windows XP
7 27 (8.60%) Linux
8 26 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (7.64%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.46%) Windows 8
11 13 (4.14%) Android
12 12 (3.82%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.91%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.91%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.59%) CentOS
15 5 (1.59%) Fedora
15 5 (1.59%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.27%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (30.25%) ITIL
2 68 (21.66%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (16.24%) Data Loss Prevention
4 50 (15.92%) Event Correlation
4 50 (15.92%) Security Operations
4 50 (15.92%) SIEM
5 48 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (15.29%) Risk Management
6 39 (12.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 38 (12.10%) Information Security
7 38 (12.10%) Mentoring
8 36 (11.46%) Reverse Engineering
9 33 (10.51%) Analytics
10 31 (9.87%) Security Management
11 30 (9.55%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 30 (9.55%) Kalman Filter
11 30 (9.55%) Malware Reverse Engineering
11 30 (9.55%) Service Delivery
11 30 (9.55%) Threat Intelligence
12 29 (9.24%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 74 (23.57%) PowerShell
2 29 (9.24%) SQL
3 23 (7.32%) Java
4 20 (6.37%) Python
5 17 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.10%) VBScript
7 14 (4.46%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.50%) C
9 10 (3.18%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.87%) C#
11 6 (1.91%) C++
11 6 (1.91%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.91%) PHP
12 3 (0.96%) Perl
13 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.32%) VB
14 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 180 (57.32%) MCSE
2 90 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (27.71%) MCSA
4 84 (26.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 64 (20.38%) CCNP
6 61 (19.43%) CISSP
6 61 (19.43%) SANS
6 61 (19.43%) SSCP
7 56 (17.83%) MCP
8 54 (17.20%) MCITP
9 50 (15.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 50 (15.92%) CCSP
9 50 (15.92%) CSSLP
9 50 (15.92%) GCWN
9 50 (15.92%) ISSAP
9 50 (15.92%) ISSEP
9 50 (15.92%) RHCA
9 50 (15.92%) RHCE
10 46 (14.65%) CCIE
10 46 (14.65%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (14.01%) SLA
2 3 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 136 (43.31%) Active Directory
2 79 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (16.24%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.51%) XenApp
5 32 (10.19%) vSphere
6 24 (7.64%) Terminal Services
7 21 (6.69%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (4.14%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (4.14%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.50%) Docker
10 10 (3.18%) XenServer
11 6 (1.91%) NFS
12 5 (1.59%) Samba
12 5 (1.59%) VirtualBox
12 5 (1.59%) Xen
13 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (10.51%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (7.64%) SCCM
3 16 (5.10%) SCOM
4 14 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (3.82%) Puppet
6 9 (2.87%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.91%) Ansible
8 6 (1.91%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.91%) Nagios
8 6 (1.91%) Salt
9 5 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.59%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.59%) OpenNMS
9 5 (1.59%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.59%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 250 (79.62%) Microsoft
2 150 (47.77%) VMware
3 84 (26.75%) Cisco
4 63 (20.06%) Citrix
5 57 (18.15%) Red Hat
6 39 (12.42%) Splunk
7 37 (11.78%) Symantec
8 32 (10.19%) Apple
9 29 (9.24%) HP
10 23 (7.32%) EMC
11 17 (5.41%) NetApp
12 16 (5.10%) CommVault
12 16 (5.10%) Oracle
12 16 (5.10%) Remedy
13 12 (3.82%) Lotus
14 11 (3.50%) Ivanti
15 9 (2.87%) Meraki
16 8 (2.55%) Veeam
17 7 (2.23%) Google
17 7 (2.23%) McAfee