Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 152 124
Rank change year-on-year +1 -28 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3,706 3,673 5,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 2.22% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.53% 8.73% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,118 3,129 4,681
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,900 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%

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 38,885 42,054 54,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.72% 25.37% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30,401 33,434 43,968
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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
London +6 1,290 £45,000 +5.88% 156
South East -16 732 £40,000 +6.67% 115
North of England -16 607 £35,000 -6.67% 103
Midlands +12 419 £40,000 +14.29% 92
North West +17 348 £35,000 -6.67% 46
East of England -2 320 £45,000 +20.00% 53
South West +37 316 £37,500 +6.38% 36
West Midlands +28 262 £40,000 +14.29% 46
Yorkshire -58 201 £40,000 +6.67% 41
East Midlands +5 156 £37,500 - 46
North East -23 60 £40,000 +17.65% 16
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 3,029 (81.73%) Microsoft
2 2,204 (59.47%) Windows
3 1,889 (50.97%) MCSE
4 1,624 (43.82%) Active Directory
5 1,309 (35.32%) VMware
6 1,192 (32.16%) Windows Server
7 1,151 (31.06%) ITIL
8 1,132 (30.55%) MCSA
9 1,119 (30.19%) Office 365
10 936 (25.26%) SQL Server
11 886 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 865 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
13 773 (20.86%) Hyper-V
14 762 (20.56%) MS Exchange
15 741 (19.99%) SQL
16 666 (17.97%) Cisco Certification
17 656 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 631 (17.03%) MCP
19 623 (16.81%) Degree
20 612 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
21 608 (16.41%) Citrix
22 583 (15.73%) Firewall
23 576 (15.54%) CCNA
24 569 (15.35%) Microsoft Office
25 558 (15.06%) Cisco
26 551 (14.87%) Finance
27 521 (14.06%) .NET
28 513 (13.84%) DNS
29 482 (13.01%) C#
30 474 (12.79%) WAN

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
1 762 (20.56%) MS Exchange
2 408 (11.01%) SharePoint
3 330 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 221 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 190 (5.13%) IIS
6 181 (4.88%) Skype for Business
7 122 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 116 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 59 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
10 46 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 42 (1.13%) Apache
12 34 (0.92%) NServiceBus
13 32 (0.86%) Sitefinity
14 30 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 28 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
16 27 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
17 23 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 20 (0.54%) CMS
18 20 (0.54%) Tomcat
19 19 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 569 (15.35%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.11%) Stata
6 3 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.081%) SPSS
7 2 (0.054%) Maya
Business Applications
1 141 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 9 (0.24%) Elite 3E
6 8 (0.22%) BPCS
6 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.19%) Eikon
7 7 (0.19%) Workfront
8 5 (0.13%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.11%) Maximo
10 2 (0.054%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
11 1 (0.027%) Infor CloudSuite
11 1 (0.027%) Infor CRM
11 1 (0.027%) Magento
11 1 (0.027%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.027%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,119 (30.19%) Office 365
2 865 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
4 176 (4.75%) IaaS
5 133 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 133 (3.59%) PaaS
6 127 (3.43%) SaaS
7 93 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
8 68 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
9 63 (1.70%) OneDrive
10 23 (0.62%) GitHub
10 23 (0.62%) Mimecast
11 21 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.46%) G Suite
13 14 (0.38%) Yammer
14 13 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
15 12 (0.32%) Bluemix
16 7 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
18 3 (0.081%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 583 (15.73%) Firewall
2 513 (13.84%) DNS
3 474 (12.79%) WAN
4 441 (11.90%) SAN
5 424 (11.44%) LAN
6 390 (10.52%) DHCP
7 380 (10.25%) TCP/IP
8 200 (5.40%) VPN
9 162 (4.37%) VoIP
10 147 (3.97%) Skype
11 120 (3.24%) VLAN
12 110 (2.97%) Internet
13 106 (2.86%) Network Security
14 102 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
15 85 (2.29%) NAS
16 82 (2.21%) Wireless
17 62 (1.67%) SSL
18 53 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
19 50 (1.35%) MPLS
20 39 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 936 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 203 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 193 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 143 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 114 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 110 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 104 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 85 (2.29%) Oracle Database
9 81 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
9 81 (2.19%) Power BI
10 72 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
11 66 (1.78%) MySQL
12 42 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 41 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 35 (0.94%) Big Data
14 35 (0.94%) Relational Database
15 33 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
16 31 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (0.62%) Hadoop
18 22 (0.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 125 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (3.00%) Visual Studio
3 86 (2.32%) JIRA
4 57 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 36 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 22 (0.59%) Jasmine
7 19 (0.51%) gulp
7 19 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
7 19 (0.51%) NUnit
7 19 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (0.40%) Moq
10 14 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 14 (0.38%) Redmine
11 13 (0.35%) MSBuild
11 13 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
12 12 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.30%) Selenium
14 9 (0.24%) MSI
14 9 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 551 (14.87%) Finance
2 126 (3.40%) Advertising
3 114 (3.08%) Banking
4 92 (2.48%) Retail
5 89 (2.40%) Marketing
5 89 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 77 (2.08%) Legal
7 71 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.83%) Law
9 62 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.24%) Retail Banking
11 44 (1.19%) Games
12 28 (0.76%) Publishing
13 23 (0.62%) Front Office
14 18 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.40%) Electronics
16 14 (0.38%) Back Office
16 14 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.32%) Billing
18 10 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 508 (13.71%) Support Engineer
2 478 (12.90%) Analyst
3 463 (12.49%) Developer
4 417 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 291 (7.85%) Consultant
6 263 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 253 (6.83%) Support Analyst
8 245 (6.61%) IT Engineer
9 243 (6.56%) IT Support
10 239 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 210 (5.67%) Administrator
12 205 (5.53%) Architect
13 190 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
14 186 (5.02%) Desktop Support
15 180 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
16 166 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
17 159 (4.29%) DBA
18 158 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 142 (3.83%) .NET Developer
19 142 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (14.06%) .NET
2 314 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 261 (7.04%) HTML
4 190 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 167 (4.51%) CSS
6 148 (3.99%) Web Services
7 140 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 139 (3.75%) jQuery
9 125 (3.37%) HTML5
10 124 (3.35%) AngularJS
11 101 (2.73%) Entity Framework
12 93 (2.51%) XML
13 90 (2.43%) WCF
14 71 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 70 (1.89%) XSLT
16 60 (1.62%) Middleware
16 60 (1.62%) REST
17 59 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
18 55 (1.48%) JSON
19 49 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 333 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 273 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 269 (7.26%) Computer Science
4 207 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 123 (3.32%) Clustering
6 119 (3.21%) Driving Licence
7 118 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 114 (3.08%) Replication
9 99 (2.67%) User Experience
10 82 (2.21%) Blackberry
11 54 (1.46%) Private Cloud
11 54 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 48 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
13 46 (1.24%) Smartphone
14 45 (1.21%) PKI
15 42 (1.13%) iPhone
16 39 (1.05%) Client/Server
17 37 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
18 36 (0.97%) Fat Client
18 36 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,204 (59.47%) Windows
2 1,192 (32.16%) Windows Server
3 656 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 612 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 418 (11.28%) Windows 7
6 404 (10.90%) Windows 10
7 388 (10.47%) Linux
8 199 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 138 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 111 (3.00%) Mac OS X
11 92 (2.48%) Android
12 82 (2.21%) Windows XP
13 71 (1.92%) Apple iOS
14 59 (1.59%) Unix
15 47 (1.27%) CentOS
16 33 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 30 (0.81%) Mac OS
18 22 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
19 21 (0.57%) Windows Vista
20 11 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,151 (31.06%) ITIL
2 398 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 241 (6.50%) MVC
5 235 (6.34%) Migration
6 229 (6.18%) Service Delivery
7 220 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
8 214 (5.77%) Service Management
9 212 (5.72%) CRM
10 202 (5.45%) PRINCE2
11 187 (5.05%) Project Management
12 181 (4.88%) Mentoring
13 174 (4.70%) Presales
14 173 (4.67%) High Availability
15 167 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
16 166 (4.48%) Incident Management
17 159 (4.29%) DevOps
18 158 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
19 148 (3.99%) Scrum
20 136 (3.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 741 (19.99%) SQL
2 482 (13.01%) C#
3 456 (12.30%) PowerShell
4 320 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 188 (5.07%) T-SQL
6 78 (2.10%) Python
7 75 (2.02%) C
8 65 (1.75%) Java
9 55 (1.48%) C++
10 50 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 48 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 48 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 35 (0.94%) VBScript
13 33 (0.89%) X++
14 30 (0.81%) VB
15 24 (0.65%) PHP
15 24 (0.65%) VBA
16 19 (0.51%) Objective-C
17 16 (0.43%) Perl
18 15 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,889 (50.97%) MCSE
2 1,132 (30.55%) MCSA
3 666 (17.97%) Cisco Certification
4 631 (17.03%) MCP
5 623 (16.81%) Degree
6 576 (15.54%) CCNA
7 465 (12.55%) MCITP
8 250 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 215 (5.80%) Citrix Certification
10 199 (5.37%) MCTS
11 187 (5.05%) CCNP
12 177 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 171 (4.61%) MCSD
14 166 (4.48%) Security Cleared
15 157 (4.24%) CCA
16 113 (3.05%) MCPD
17 104 (2.81%) A+ Certification
18 95 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
19 94 (2.54%) MCDST
20 93 (2.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (8.77%) SLA
2 121 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (1.97%) QA
4 50 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.54%) PMO
6 18 (0.49%) GDPR
7 17 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.32%) COBIT
8 12 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.13%) GAMP
10 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.11%) NEBOSH
12 3 (0.081%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.081%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.054%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.054%) RMADS
13 2 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.054%) TickIT
14 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,624 (43.82%) Active Directory
2 886 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 773 (20.86%) Hyper-V
4 234 (6.31%) XenApp
5 174 (4.70%) vSphere
6 130 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 125 (3.37%) XenDesktop
8 79 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 61 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 54 (1.46%) Terminal Services
11 50 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 47 (1.27%) XenServer
13 37 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
13 37 (1.00%) Xen
14 24 (0.65%) VMware NSX
15 23 (0.62%) BitLocker
16 19 (0.51%) Firmware
17 17 (0.46%) Docker
18 15 (0.40%) NFS
19 14 (0.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 423 (11.41%) SCCM
2 126 (3.40%) SCOM
3 110 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 95 (2.56%) Puppet
5 62 (1.67%) Ansible
6 59 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (1.59%) WSUS
7 56 (1.51%) Backup Exec
8 46 (1.24%) vCenter Server
9 45 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 37 (1.00%) AirWatch
10 37 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 34 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 31 (0.84%) SCOrch
13 29 (0.78%) Nagios
13 29 (0.78%) SCSM
14 25 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
15 24 (0.65%) SCDPM
16 23 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 22 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,029 (81.73%) Microsoft
2 1,309 (35.32%) VMware
3 608 (16.41%) Citrix
4 558 (15.06%) Cisco
5 219 (5.91%) HP
6 187 (5.05%) Oracle
7 153 (4.13%) Apple
8 132 (3.56%) NetApp
9 119 (3.21%) Dell
10 110 (2.97%) Veeam
11 101 (2.73%) Red Hat
12 85 (2.29%) Google
13 67 (1.81%) Meraki
14 63 (1.70%) Symantec
15 62 (1.67%) Avaya
15 62 (1.67%) SolarWinds
16 60 (1.62%) EMC
16 60 (1.62%) Juniper
17 51 (1.38%) F5
18 50 (1.35%) SAP