Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > East of England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 114 94
Rank change year-on-year +3 -20 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 342 329 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.77% 2.71% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.18% 9.16% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 297 311 371
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.13%

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 3,359 3,593 4,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.16% 29.59% 29.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,581 2,707 3,319
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%

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 May 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 23 May 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 +1 97 £42,000 +29.23% 11
Hertfordshire -66 74 £59,000 +42.17% 9
Essex +50 65 £44,000 -12.00% 4
Bedfordshire +34 46 £42,000 +40.00% 2
Norfolk +41 32 £28,500 -12.31% 3
Suffolk +5 28 £46,250 +10.12% 4
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 291 (85.09%) Microsoft
2 238 (69.59%) Windows
3 159 (46.49%) Windows Server
4 155 (45.32%) MCSE
5 149 (43.57%) VMware
6 134 (39.18%) Active Directory
7 110 (32.16%) ITIL
8 102 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 99 (28.95%) SQL Server
10 94 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 81 (23.68%) Data Centre
12 77 (22.51%) Hyper-V
13 74 (21.64%) MCITP
14 72 (21.05%) PowerShell
15 67 (19.59%) MCSA
16 66 (19.30%) Firewall
17 63 (18.42%) SQL
17 63 (18.42%) MS Exchange
17 63 (18.42%) Citrix
17 63 (18.42%) Office 365
18 59 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
19 58 (16.96%) Degree
20 57 (16.67%) MCP
21 56 (16.37%) DNS
22 52 (15.20%) Cisco
23 50 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
24 48 (14.04%) TCP/IP
24 48 (14.04%) SAN
25 47 (13.74%) Finance
26 46 (13.45%) Cisco Certification

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 63 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (6.14%) Skype for Business
4 20 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.09%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.80%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.34%) Apache
8 8 (2.34%) GlassFish
8 8 (2.34%) JBoss
8 8 (2.34%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.88%) WordPress
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.29%) IIS
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.17%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.46%) ResourceLink
3 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.88%) BPCS
4 3 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.42%) Office 365
2 59 (17.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (4.39%) SaaS
5 5 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.17%) G Suite
6 4 (1.17%) PaaS
7 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.58%) IaaS
8 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (19.30%) Firewall
2 56 (16.37%) DNS
3 48 (14.04%) SAN
3 48 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 45 (13.16%) DHCP
5 32 (9.36%) WAN
6 27 (7.89%) VLAN
7 26 (7.60%) LAN
8 22 (6.43%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (6.43%) VoIP
9 21 (6.14%) MPLS
9 21 (6.14%) Network Security
10 17 (4.97%) Wireshark
11 15 (4.39%) Internet
11 15 (4.39%) VPN
12 13 (3.80%) NetScaler
13 11 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.05%) SQLPlus
7 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (2.34%) PROIV
2 5 (1.46%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.46%) ClearQuest
3 4 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.58%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.29%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.29%) MSI
5 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 47 (13.74%) Finance
2 22 (6.43%) Retail
3 19 (5.56%) Banking
4 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Back Office
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 60 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (16.96%) Windows Engineer
3 43 (12.57%) DBA
4 38 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 35 (10.23%) Analyst
5 35 (10.23%) SQL Server DBA
6 32 (9.36%) Server Engineer
7 31 (9.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (7.89%) Windows Server Engineer
9 25 (7.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (6.73%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (6.43%) Administrator
11 22 (6.43%) Developer
12 21 (6.14%) Team Leader
12 21 (6.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
13 20 (5.85%) SCCM Engineer
14 19 (5.56%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (5.56%) Support Engineer
15 15 (4.39%) Security Analyst
16 14 (4.09%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.43%) CSS
2 18 (5.26%) HTML
3 16 (4.68%) .NET
3 16 (4.68%) AngularJS
4 13 (3.80%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.22%) LESS
5 11 (3.22%) Sass
5 11 (3.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (2.92%) jQuery
7 9 (2.63%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.34%) Flash
9 7 (2.05%) Express
9 7 (2.05%) React
10 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.17%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.88%) MAPI
12 2 (0.58%) Ajax
12 2 (0.58%) LINQ
12 2 (0.58%) WCF
12 2 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 40 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 32 (9.36%) Replication
5 26 (7.60%) Computer Science
5 26 (7.60%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (4.97%) Driving Licence
7 15 (4.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 15 (4.39%) Fat Client
7 15 (4.39%) Thin Client
8 14 (4.09%) Private Cloud
9 13 (3.80%) Blackberry
9 13 (3.80%) NHS
10 11 (3.22%) W3C
11 8 (2.34%) iPad
12 7 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.75%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.46%) iPhone
15 4 (1.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 238 (69.59%) Windows
2 159 (46.49%) Windows Server
3 94 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (10.53%) Linux
6 31 (9.06%) Windows 7
7 25 (7.31%) Windows 10
8 17 (4.97%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.68%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.80%) Unix
11 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.17%) Android
12 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.17%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.17%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (32.16%) ITIL
2 46 (13.45%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 34 (9.94%) DevOps
6 29 (8.48%) Service Delivery
7 24 (7.02%) Data Loss Prevention
7 24 (7.02%) High Availability
7 24 (7.02%) Security Operations
8 23 (6.73%) ITIL V3
9 22 (6.43%) Event Correlation
9 22 (6.43%) SIEM
10 21 (6.14%) Information Security
10 21 (6.14%) Mathematics
11 18 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (5.26%) Computer Security
11 18 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (5.26%) Migration
12 17 (4.97%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 72 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 63 (18.42%) SQL
3 38 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 22 (6.43%) C
5 18 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.97%) Python
7 8 (2.34%) C#
7 8 (2.34%) Java
7 8 (2.34%) VBScript
8 6 (1.75%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.88%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 155 (45.32%) MCSE
2 74 (21.64%) MCITP
3 67 (19.59%) MCSA
4 58 (16.96%) Degree
5 57 (16.67%) MCP
6 46 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (13.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (8.77%) CCNP
8 28 (8.19%) CCNA
8 28 (8.19%) Citrix Certification
9 26 (7.60%) A+ Certification
10 22 (6.43%) CCSP
10 22 (6.43%) CISSP
10 22 (6.43%) CSSLP
10 22 (6.43%) GCWN
10 22 (6.43%) ISSAP
10 22 (6.43%) ISSEP
10 22 (6.43%) RHCA
10 22 (6.43%) RHCE
10 22 (6.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.06%) SLA
2 15 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.22%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.05%) QA
5 5 (1.46%) PMO
System Software
1 134 (39.18%) Active Directory
2 102 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (22.51%) Hyper-V
4 39 (11.40%) XenApp
5 31 (9.06%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.97%) Terminal Services
6 17 (4.97%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.80%) vSphere
7 13 (3.80%) XenServer
8 10 (2.92%) Xen
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.29%) Firmware
13 1 (0.29%) NFS
13 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (12.57%) SCCM
2 27 (7.89%) SCOM
3 16 (4.68%) Ansible
3 16 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.68%) Puppet
4 15 (4.39%) RSA Security Analytics
5 13 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (3.22%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (1.17%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.17%) WSUS
10 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.58%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.29%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 291 (85.09%) Microsoft
2 149 (43.57%) VMware
3 63 (18.42%) Citrix
4 52 (15.20%) Cisco
5 34 (9.94%) HP
6 29 (8.48%) Red Hat
7 21 (6.14%) Symantec
8 18 (5.26%) Oracle
9 17 (4.97%) NetApp
10 15 (4.39%) Splunk
11 14 (4.09%) CommVault
11 14 (4.09%) IBM
11 14 (4.09%) Ivanti
12 12 (3.51%) EMC
13 10 (2.92%) Google
14 9 (2.63%) ServiceNow
15 8 (2.34%) Dell
16 5 (1.46%) Apple
16 5 (1.46%) McAfee
16 5 (1.46%) Meraki