Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 171 160
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2,186 2,805 3,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.94% 2.01% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.90% 8.19% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,761 2,289 3,132
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,725 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 24,557 34,264 39,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.81% 24.52% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 18,285 25,155 30,876
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +13 777 £45,000 -5.26% 171
South East +26 527 £45,000 +5.88% 133
North of England +24 364 £37,500 +17.19% 130
Midlands -27 252 £44,000 +10.00% 107
North West +47 192 £37,500 +4.17% 49
South West -1 175 £40,000 -2.44% 55
West Midlands -42 142 £44,500 +11.25% 76
Yorkshire +8 109 £42,500 +58.88% 46
East Midlands -6 109 £42,750 +6.88% 30
East of England -26 91 £40,250 -5.29% 62
North East +5 63 £27,000 -2.70% 35
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 1,780 (81.43%) Microsoft
2 1,367 (62.53%) Windows
3 1,076 (49.22%) MCSE
4 1,047 (47.90%) Active Directory
5 961 (43.96%) Office 365
6 831 (38.01%) Azure
7 781 (35.73%) MCSA
8 722 (33.03%) ITIL
9 698 (31.93%) VMware
10 606 (27.72%) Windows Server
11 496 (22.69%) SQL Server
12 480 (21.96%) Cisco Certification
13 440 (20.13%) Cisco
14 437 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 436 (19.95%) Windows 10
16 418 (19.12%) CCNA
17 408 (18.66%) DNS
18 403 (18.44%) SQL
19 386 (17.66%) MCP
20 383 (17.52%) PowerShell
21 376 (17.20%) Firewall
22 364 (16.65%) Degree
23 359 (16.42%) DHCP
23 359 (16.42%) Citrix
24 343 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
25 319 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
26 316 (14.46%) Hyper-V
27 303 (13.86%) MS Exchange
28 298 (13.63%) SharePoint
29 292 (13.36%) SCCM

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
1 303 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 298 (13.63%) SharePoint
3 127 (5.81%) Skype for Business
4 114 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 109 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 108 (4.94%) IIS
7 36 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.50%) Apache
10 11 (0.50%) CMS
10 11 (0.50%) Confluence
10 11 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.32%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.32%) SAS
13 7 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 343 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.18%) Camtasia
5 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.091%) Gephi
7 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.32%) assyst
4 6 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.18%) Workfront
7 3 (0.14%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.046%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 961 (43.96%) Office 365
2 831 (38.01%) Azure
3 273 (12.49%) AWS
4 157 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 100 (4.57%) SaaS
6 97 (4.44%) IaaS
7 88 (4.03%) PaaS
8 64 (2.93%) OneDrive
9 57 (2.61%) Power Platform
10 32 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
11 24 (1.10%) PowerApps
12 21 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.87%) GCP
14 18 (0.82%) G Suite
15 13 (0.59%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.50%) Mimecast
18 10 (0.46%) Serverless
19 9 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 408 (18.66%) DNS
2 376 (17.20%) Firewall
3 359 (16.42%) DHCP
4 261 (11.94%) LAN
5 251 (11.48%) WAN
6 241 (11.02%) TCP/IP
7 203 (9.29%) SAN
8 177 (8.10%) VoIP
9 155 (7.09%) VPN
10 143 (6.54%) Skype
11 116 (5.31%) Internet
12 109 (4.99%) Wireless
13 85 (3.89%) VLAN
14 62 (2.84%) Network Security
15 60 (2.74%) NAS
16 43 (1.97%) MPLS
17 42 (1.92%) NetScaler
18 40 (1.83%) iSCSI
19 37 (1.69%) IP Telephony
19 37 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (22.69%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (2.52%) Big Data
6 52 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 52 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (1.65%) Power BI
7 36 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 35 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 33 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
12 27 (1.24%) SQL Server 2017
13 24 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 24 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.82%) Data Lake
15 15 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 42 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 31 (1.42%) JIRA
4 20 (0.91%) Bitbucket
4 20 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 17 (0.78%) MSI
6 14 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.59%) git-flow
7 13 (0.59%) Grunt
7 13 (0.59%) gulp
7 13 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (0.59%) webpack
8 9 (0.41%) InstallShield
8 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.37%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Code
11 4 (0.18%) GCC
11 4 (0.18%) GitLab
11 4 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 279 (12.76%) Finance
2 114 (5.22%) Public Sector
3 75 (3.43%) Legal
4 68 (3.11%) Retail
5 53 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.92%) Banking
7 39 (1.78%) Law
8 29 (1.33%) Marketing
9 21 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.59%) Back Office
11 13 (0.59%) Games
12 11 (0.50%) Front Office
13 10 (0.46%) Billing
14 7 (0.32%) Electronics
14 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.27%) Automotive
15 6 (0.27%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
16 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 297 (13.59%) Support Engineer
2 281 (12.85%) Analyst
3 236 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 230 (10.52%) IT Support
5 200 (9.15%) Consultant
6 183 (8.37%) IT Engineer
7 163 (7.46%) Architect
8 157 (7.18%) Developer
9 132 (6.04%) Support Analyst
10 127 (5.81%) Administrator
11 123 (5.63%) IT Support Engineer
12 116 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 107 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
14 93 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
15 80 (3.66%) IT Analyst
16 73 (3.34%) Service Analyst
17 72 (3.29%) Desktop Support
18 71 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
19 68 (3.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 67 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (9.65%) .NET
2 114 (5.22%) ASP.NET
3 104 (4.76%) CSS
4 102 (4.67%) HTML
5 66 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 58 (2.65%) .NET Core
7 54 (2.47%) Web Services
8 52 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 51 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 46 (2.10%) React
11 44 (2.01%) Vue.js
12 40 (1.83%) Entity Framework
13 39 (1.78%) HTML5
14 36 (1.65%) RESTful
15 34 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (1.56%) jQuery
15 34 (1.56%) Kafka
16 32 (1.46%) LDAP
17 29 (1.33%) REST
18 23 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 156 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (7.04%) Management Information System
4 85 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 58 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 52 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 50 (2.29%) Replication
9 48 (2.20%) Clustering
10 43 (1.97%) PKI
11 31 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.33%) Blackberry
13 26 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 24 (1.10%) iPhone
15 22 (1.01%) User Experience
16 19 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
17 17 (0.78%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.64%) Private Cloud
19 13 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,367 (62.53%) Windows
2 606 (27.72%) Windows Server
3 436 (19.95%) Windows 10
4 319 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 251 (11.48%) Linux
6 213 (9.74%) Windows 7
7 204 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 121 (5.54%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.43%) Unix
10 57 (2.61%) Mac OS X
11 54 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 48 (2.20%) Solaris
13 45 (2.06%) Apple iOS
14 40 (1.83%) VMS
15 39 (1.78%) CentOS
16 37 (1.69%) Android
17 25 (1.14%) Ubuntu
18 22 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 20 (0.91%) Mac OS
20 16 (0.73%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (33.03%) ITIL
2 277 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 266 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
4 225 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (10.02%) Mentoring
6 160 (7.32%) Service Management
7 150 (6.86%) Migration
8 126 (5.76%) DevOps
9 124 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 122 (5.58%) Project Management
11 119 (5.44%) Change Management
12 115 (5.26%) Service Delivery
13 114 (5.22%) Information Security
14 103 (4.71%) Presales
15 94 (4.30%) MVC
16 92 (4.21%) Configuration Management
17 91 (4.16%) Project Delivery
18 89 (4.07%) PRINCE2
19 77 (3.52%) High Availability
20 75 (3.43%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 403 (18.44%) SQL
2 383 (17.52%) PowerShell
3 191 (8.74%) C#
4 132 (6.04%) JavaScript
5 104 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 94 (4.30%) C
7 90 (4.12%) Python
8 51 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 43 (1.97%) PHP
10 23 (1.05%) VBScript
11 18 (0.82%) R
12 16 (0.73%) Perl
12 16 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.73%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.64%) C++
14 10 (0.46%) VBA
15 9 (0.41%) VB
16 8 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.27%) Java
18 3 (0.14%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 1,076 (49.22%) MCSE
2 781 (35.73%) MCSA
3 480 (21.96%) Cisco Certification
4 418 (19.12%) CCNA
5 386 (17.66%) MCP
6 364 (16.65%) Degree
7 223 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 196 (8.97%) MCITP
9 157 (7.18%) CCNP
10 135 (6.18%) Security Cleared
11 92 (4.21%) SC Cleared
12 77 (3.52%) A+ Certification
12 77 (3.52%) Network+ Certification
13 76 (3.48%) MCTS
14 71 (3.25%) MCSD
15 60 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
16 56 (2.56%) CISSP
16 56 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (2.38%) CCA
17 52 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (11.80%) SLA
2 66 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.69%) QA
4 19 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.50%) NIST
6 9 (0.41%) COBIT
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.37%) RMADS
8 7 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.32%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.27%) GDPR
10 4 (0.18%) NCSC
10 4 (0.18%) PMO
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.091%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,047 (47.90%) Active Directory
2 437 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 316 (14.46%) Hyper-V
4 144 (6.59%) XenApp
5 132 (6.04%) vSphere
6 98 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
7 89 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 69 (3.16%) Docker
9 48 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (2.01%) Firmware
10 44 (2.01%) NFS
11 30 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (0.91%) BitLocker
13 19 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (0.78%) Xen
15 14 (0.64%) Samba
15 14 (0.64%) VirtualBox
16 13 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.59%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 292 (13.36%) SCCM
2 161 (7.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 64 (2.93%) Ansible
4 63 (2.88%) WSUS
5 54 (2.47%) SCOM
6 50 (2.29%) Kubernetes
7 42 (1.92%) vCenter Server
8 36 (1.65%) Puppet
9 30 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 19 (0.87%) Nagios
11 18 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.78%) NetBackup
12 17 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
13 15 (0.69%) SCVMM
13 15 (0.69%) XenMobile
14 14 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (0.64%) OpenNMS
14 14 (0.64%) Terraform
14 14 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,780 (81.43%) Microsoft
2 698 (31.93%) VMware
3 440 (20.13%) Cisco
4 359 (16.42%) Citrix
5 177 (8.10%) HP
6 99 (4.53%) Dell
6 99 (4.53%) NetApp
7 98 (4.48%) ServiceNow
8 74 (3.39%) Veeam
9 73 (3.34%) Oracle
10 59 (2.70%) Apple
11 55 (2.52%) SolarWinds
12 46 (2.10%) Symantec
13 44 (2.01%) EMC
13 44 (2.01%) Splunk
14 42 (1.92%) Red Hat
15 37 (1.69%) Meraki
16 36 (1.65%) Sitecore
17 35 (1.60%) CheckPoint
17 35 (1.60%) IBM