Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 135 111
Rank change year-on-year -23 -24 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3673 4551 5536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.24% 2.51% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.24% 9.57% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3123 3928 4885
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,700 £61,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% -2.56%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39737 47578 55841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.21% 26.28% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30734 38621 44804
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in England

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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
London -28 1312 £44,500 +3.79% 66
South East -14 800 £39,500 -1.25% 48
North of England -44 617 £35,000 -2.78% 64
Midlands -5 401 £40,000 +21.21% 35
East of England +26 348 £40,000 - 17
North West -18 318 £31,500 -16.00% 40
West Midlands +13 297 £40,000 +17.65% 21
Yorkshire -37 263 £37,500 +7.14% 17
South West -59 235 £35,000 -3.45% 21
East Midlands -19 104 £41,500 +27.69% 14
North East -22 36 £38,959 +11.31% 7
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 2877 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 2384 (64.91%) Windows
3 1966 (53.53%) MCSE
4 1854 (50.48%) Active Directory
5 1446 (39.37%) VMware
6 1298 (35.34%) Windows Server
7 1284 (34.96%) ITIL
8 1114 (30.33%) MCSA
9 946 (25.76%) SQL Server
10 939 (25.56%) MS Exchange
11 929 (25.29%) Office 365
12 913 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 762 (20.75%) Hyper-V
14 759 (20.66%) MCP
15 757 (20.61%) SQL
16 737 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 718 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 708 (19.28%) Cisco
19 707 (19.25%) Citrix
20 706 (19.22%) Cisco Certification
21 680 (18.51%) Degree
22 678 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
23 642 (17.48%) CCNA
24 641 (17.45%) Firewall
25 626 (17.04%) Microsoft Office
26 607 (16.53%) Windows 7
27 591 (16.09%) Finance
28 590 (16.06%) DNS
29 545 (14.84%) PowerShell
30 529 (14.40%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 939 (25.56%) MS Exchange
2 447 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 383 (10.43%) SharePoint
4 289 (7.87%) Skype for Business
5 262 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 234 (6.37%) IIS
7 104 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 55 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
10 51 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
11 46 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 40 (1.09%) Apache
12 40 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
13 34 (0.93%) CMS
14 33 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
15 32 (0.87%) NServiceBus
16 23 (0.63%) Confluence
17 16 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
17 16 (0.44%) Sitefinity
17 16 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 626 (17.04%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.11%) InDesign
7 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.082%) Inkscape
9 2 (0.054%) Maya
9 2 (0.054%) SPSS
10 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 86 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.22%) Maximo
4 6 (0.16%) Workfront
5 3 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.054%) BASE24
6 2 (0.054%) Eikon
6 2 (0.054%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.054%) Magento
6 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.054%) Relativity
6 2 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.027%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.027%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.027%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.027%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 929 (25.29%) Office 365
2 678 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (6.43%) IaaS
4 223 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
5 92 (2.50%) PaaS
6 63 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 60 (1.63%) SaaS
8 46 (1.25%) G Suite
9 34 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.41%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.27%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.25%) npm
14 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.19%) Yammer
15 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.14%) GitHub
17 4 (0.11%) Dropbox
17 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 641 (17.45%) Firewall
2 590 (16.06%) DNS
3 529 (14.40%) SAN
4 467 (12.71%) WAN
5 441 (12.01%) DHCP
6 432 (11.76%) LAN
7 402 (10.94%) TCP/IP
8 262 (7.13%) VPN
9 261 (7.11%) Skype
10 203 (5.53%) VoIP
11 134 (3.65%) VLAN
12 128 (3.48%) Internet
13 99 (2.70%) NAS
14 93 (2.53%) Wireless
15 87 (2.37%) Network Security
16 84 (2.29%) iSCSI
17 75 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
18 61 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
19 60 (1.63%) Unified Communications
20 56 (1.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 231 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 221 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 213 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 194 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 162 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 133 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 93 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 92 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 79 (2.15%) Relational Database
11 59 (1.61%) MySQL
12 49 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 47 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
14 45 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 44 (1.20%) NoSQL
16 40 (1.09%) Power BI
17 35 (0.95%) MongoDB
17 35 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
18 33 (0.90%) Oracle Database
19 32 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 132 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 105 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 67 (1.82%) JIRA
4 41 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 26 (0.71%) NUnit
6 26 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 24 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 20 (0.54%) Moq
9 19 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
10 18 (0.49%) MSI
11 16 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.30%) Redmine
13 9 (0.25%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.25%) gulp
14 5 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.14%) Selenium
14 5 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
15 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
15 4 (0.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 591 (16.09%) Finance
2 211 (5.74%) Banking
2 211 (5.74%) Retail
3 154 (4.19%) Investment Banking
4 133 (3.62%) Retail Banking
5 83 (2.26%) Advertising
6 74 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 71 (1.93%) Legal
8 58 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 56 (1.52%) Law
10 41 (1.12%) Games
11 27 (0.74%) Marketing
12 26 (0.71%) Automotive
13 18 (0.49%) Publishing
14 12 (0.33%) Electronics
15 9 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.25%) Military
16 8 (0.22%) Local Government
17 7 (0.19%) Back Office
18 6 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 528 (14.38%) Support Engineer
2 495 (13.48%) Analyst
3 462 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 409 (11.14%) Developer
5 302 (8.22%) IT Support
6 283 (7.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 263 (7.16%) IT Engineer
8 245 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 238 (6.48%) Administrator
10 226 (6.15%) Consultant
11 215 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 198 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
13 193 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
14 172 (4.68%) Desktop Support
15 161 (4.38%) Service Analyst
16 155 (4.22%) .NET Developer
17 153 (4.17%) DBA
18 152 (4.14%) Server Engineer
19 147 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
20 143 (3.89%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (13.15%) .NET
2 333 (9.07%) ASP.NET
3 261 (7.11%) HTML
4 207 (5.64%) CSS
5 160 (4.36%) AngularJS
6 153 (4.17%) jQuery
7 150 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 130 (3.54%) Web Services
9 125 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 120 (3.27%) HTML5
11 84 (2.29%) WCF
12 79 (2.15%) XML
13 73 (1.99%) KnockoutJS
14 61 (1.66%) Entity Framework
15 54 (1.47%) XSLT
16 52 (1.42%) REST
17 50 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 45 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
19 44 (1.20%) LINQ
20 43 (1.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 346 (9.42%) Data Centre
2 310 (8.44%) Computer Science
3 279 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (5.50%) Driving Licence
5 199 (5.42%) Blackberry
6 154 (4.19%) Clustering
7 148 (4.03%) User Experience
8 137 (3.73%) Management Information System
9 121 (3.29%) Replication
10 75 (2.04%) Public Cloud
11 53 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.33%) iPhone
13 48 (1.31%) Client/Server
14 45 (1.23%) iPad
15 44 (1.20%) Fat Client
15 44 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
15 44 (1.20%) Thin Client
16 43 (1.17%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
18 32 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2384 (64.91%) Windows
2 1298 (35.34%) Windows Server
3 737 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 718 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 607 (16.53%) Windows 7
6 404 (11.00%) Windows 10
7 318 (8.66%) Linux
8 237 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 227 (6.18%) Android
10 207 (5.64%) Apple iOS
11 203 (5.53%) Mac OS X
12 173 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 137 (3.73%) Windows XP
14 66 (1.80%) Unix
15 53 (1.44%) CentOS
16 43 (1.17%) Windows Vista
17 29 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (0.68%) Ubuntu
19 24 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
20 21 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1284 (34.96%) ITIL
2 353 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 266 (7.24%) Service Management
5 224 (6.10%) High Availability
6 221 (6.02%) MVC
7 220 (5.99%) Migration
8 188 (5.12%) Project Management
9 185 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
10 183 (4.98%) Time Management
11 175 (4.76%) Asset Management
12 173 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
13 170 (4.63%) Service Delivery
14 167 (4.55%) Mentoring
15 164 (4.47%) Problem Management
16 155 (4.22%) Presales
17 150 (4.08%) Wealth Management
18 142 (3.87%) Web Development
19 135 (3.68%) ITIL V3
20 123 (3.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 757 (20.61%) SQL
2 545 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 468 (12.74%) C#
4 316 (8.60%) JavaScript
5 176 (4.79%) T-SQL
6 76 (2.07%) Java
7 69 (1.88%) C++
7 69 (1.88%) VBScript
8 67 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 60 (1.63%) Python
10 50 (1.36%) VB.NET
11 49 (1.33%) C
11 49 (1.33%) Perl
12 45 (1.23%) VB
13 41 (1.12%) PHP
14 31 (0.84%) Objective-C
15 27 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.49%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.46%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1966 (53.53%) MCSE
2 1114 (30.33%) MCSA
3 759 (20.66%) MCP
4 706 (19.22%) Cisco Certification
5 680 (18.51%) Degree
6 642 (17.48%) CCNA
7 500 (13.61%) MCITP
8 326 (8.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 302 (8.22%) Citrix Certification
10 244 (6.64%) MCTS
11 227 (6.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 221 (6.02%) CCA
13 202 (5.50%) Security Cleared
14 192 (5.23%) CCNP
15 164 (4.47%) MCSD
16 147 (4.00%) A+ Certification
17 139 (3.78%) SC Cleared
18 115 (3.13%) MCDST
19 109 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
20 77 (2.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (7.81%) SLA
2 83 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.74%) GDPR
6 22 (0.60%) QA
7 18 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 14 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.30%) COBIT
10 11 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.27%) PMO
12 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.14%) NEBOSH
15 4 (0.11%) GPG13
16 3 (0.082%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.054%) SSAE 16
18 1 (0.027%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1854 (50.48%) Active Directory
2 913 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 762 (20.75%) Hyper-V
4 294 (8.00%) XenApp
5 254 (6.92%) vSphere
6 239 (6.51%) XenDesktop
7 160 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
8 91 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
9 77 (2.10%) Terminal Services
10 53 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
10 53 (1.44%) XenServer
11 50 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 21 (0.57%) NFS
13 21 (0.57%) Terminal Server
14 19 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
15 18 (0.49%) Docker
16 17 (0.46%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.38%) Firmware
18 11 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 525 (14.29%) SCCM
2 179 (4.87%) SCOM
3 119 (3.24%) AirWatch
4 118 (3.21%) Backup Exec
5 95 (2.59%) WSUS
6 74 (2.01%) Puppet
7 63 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 62 (1.69%) vCenter Server
9 54 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 44 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 43 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 39 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
13 38 (1.03%) SCDPM
14 35 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 30 (0.82%) Nagios
16 29 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
17 21 (0.57%) Ansible
18 19 (0.52%) NetBackup
19 18 (0.49%) SCVMM
20 15 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2877 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 1446 (39.37%) VMware
3 708 (19.28%) Cisco
4 707 (19.25%) Citrix
5 275 (7.49%) HP
6 216 (5.88%) Apple
7 202 (5.50%) Dell
8 170 (4.63%) NetApp
9 154 (4.19%) Veeam
10 153 (4.17%) Oracle
11 139 (3.78%) AppSense
12 132 (3.59%) McAfee
13 127 (3.46%) ServiceNow
14 107 (2.91%) Symantec
15 96 (2.61%) EMC
16 95 (2.59%) Juniper
17 69 (1.88%) Red Hat
18 67 (1.82%) EqualLogic
19 65 (1.77%) SolarWinds
20 63 (1.72%) Google