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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 137 109
Rank change year-on-year -26 -28  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1862 2257 2850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.23% 2.44% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.06% 9.15% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1908 2475
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £59,550
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,125 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.80% +0.34%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20554 24654 28457
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.62% 26.61% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16095 20173 22718
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 617 £45,000 - 61
South East +7 433 £35,000 -9.09% 42
East of England +10 200 £40,000 - 22
West Midlands +16 166 £40,000 +17.64% 12
North West -38 142 £35,750 -10.62% 35
Yorkshire -49 129 £34,500 +15.00% 16
South West -47 98 £35,750 -3.37% 17
East Midlands -10 78 £45,000 +36.36% 6
North East +1 14 £36,750 +5.00% 3
Midlands +7 1 - - 20
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2684 (77.82%) Microsoft
2 2255 (65.38%) Windows
3 1793 (51.99%) MCSE
4 1770 (51.32%) Active Directory
5 1307 (37.90%) VMware
6 1279 (37.08%) Windows Server
7 1076 (31.20%) ITIL
8 998 (28.94%) MCSA
9 992 (28.76%) SQL Server
10 831 (24.09%) Office 365
11 821 (23.80%) MS Exchange
12 805 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 778 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 732 (21.22%) MCP
15 727 (21.08%) SQL
16 708 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 705 (20.44%) Cisco
18 670 (19.43%) Hyper-V
19 651 (18.88%) Cisco Certification
20 647 (18.76%) Citrix
21 627 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 606 (17.57%) Degree
23 560 (16.24%) CCNA
24 558 (16.18%) Firewall
25 552 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
26 546 (15.83%) Windows 7
27 542 (15.71%) DNS
28 511 (14.82%) .NET
29 498 (14.44%) Finance
30 482 (13.98%) 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
1 821 (23.80%) MS Exchange
2 423 (12.26%) SharePoint
3 355 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 233 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 213 (6.18%) Skype for Business
6 198 (5.74%) IIS
7 96 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 66 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 54 (1.57%) CMS
11 50 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 46 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 41 (1.19%) Apache
15 39 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
16 34 (0.99%) Confluence
17 20 (0.58%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.49%) EPiServer
18 17 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
19 16 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 552 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.17%) InDesign
9 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.087%) Inkscape
10 3 (0.087%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 75 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.17%) Maximo
4 6 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.17%) Workfront
5 5 (0.14%) Magento
5 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.087%) Eikon
6 3 (0.087%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.058%) BASE24
7 2 (0.058%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.058%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.029%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.029%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.029%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 831 (24.09%) Office 365
2 627 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
4 102 (2.96%) IaaS
5 72 (2.09%) SaaS
6 65 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 54 (1.57%) PaaS
8 36 (1.04%) G Suite
9 35 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.26%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.20%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.14%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 558 (16.18%) Firewall
2 542 (15.71%) DNS
3 482 (13.98%) SAN
4 410 (11.89%) DHCP
5 394 (11.42%) WAN
6 385 (11.16%) LAN
7 352 (10.21%) TCP/IP
8 204 (5.91%) VPN
9 168 (4.87%) Skype
9 168 (4.87%) VoIP
10 133 (3.86%) Internet
11 102 (2.96%) Network Security
11 102 (2.96%) VLAN
12 99 (2.87%) Wireless
13 98 (2.84%) NAS
14 91 (2.64%) Unified Communications
15 76 (2.20%) iSCSI
16 73 (2.12%) SMTP
17 58 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
18 44 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 992 (28.76%) SQL Server
2 264 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 236 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 234 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 200 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 158 (4.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 147 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 121 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 101 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
10 69 (2.00%) Relational Database
11 60 (1.74%) MySQL
12 56 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 49 (1.42%) Power BI
14 42 (1.22%) Big Data
15 40 (1.16%) MongoDB
16 39 (1.13%) QlikView
17 38 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
18 30 (0.87%) RDBMS
19 29 (0.84%) NoSQL
20 25 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 101 (2.93%) Visual Studio
3 62 (1.80%) JIRA
4 32 (0.93%) NUnit
5 28 (0.81%) MSI
6 26 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 26 (0.75%) Moq
6 26 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
7 20 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.32%) WinDbg
10 10 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.23%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.20%) Subversion
13 6 (0.17%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.14%) GitLab
14 5 (0.14%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
15 4 (0.12%) MorphX
General
1 498 (14.44%) Finance
2 128 (3.71%) Telecoms
3 105 (3.04%) Legal
4 103 (2.99%) Retail
5 77 (2.23%) Banking
6 64 (1.86%) Advertising
7 54 (1.57%) Games
8 53 (1.54%) Law
9 44 (1.28%) Marketing
10 35 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 28 (0.81%) Automotive
13 23 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.55%) Back Office
15 14 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.29%) Publishing
16 10 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
18 7 (0.20%) Electronics
19 6 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 520 (15.08%) Analyst
2 481 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 444 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 416 (12.06%) Developer
5 261 (7.57%) Consultant
6 257 (7.45%) IT Support
7 248 (7.19%) Support Analyst
8 241 (6.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 219 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 217 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
11 193 (5.60%) .NET Developer
12 192 (5.57%) IT Engineer
13 190 (5.51%) Administrator
14 171 (4.96%) Server Engineer
15 161 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
16 152 (4.41%) Desktop Support
17 144 (4.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 142 (4.12%) C# Developer
18 142 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
19 139 (4.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (14.82%) .NET
2 333 (9.65%) ASP.NET
3 248 (7.19%) HTML
4 232 (6.73%) CSS
5 160 (4.64%) AngularJS
6 148 (4.29%) jQuery
7 137 (3.97%) .NET Framework
8 135 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 121 (3.51%) Web Services
10 94 (2.73%) HTML5
10 94 (2.73%) XML
11 74 (2.15%) WCF
12 67 (1.94%) KnockoutJS
13 57 (1.65%) LINQ
14 55 (1.59%) React
15 52 (1.51%) REST
16 49 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 49 (1.42%) Entity Framework
17 45 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (1.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 321 (9.31%) Data Centre
2 272 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (7.42%) Computer Science
4 150 (4.35%) Clustering
5 133 (3.86%) Blackberry
6 125 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 124 (3.60%) Driving Licence
8 118 (3.42%) Replication
9 76 (2.20%) User Experience
10 65 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 64 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
12 54 (1.57%) iPad
13 42 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 41 (1.19%) PKI
15 39 (1.13%) iPhone
16 38 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
17 37 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
18 35 (1.01%) Fat Client
18 35 (1.01%) Private Cloud
18 35 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2255 (65.38%) Windows
2 1279 (37.08%) Windows Server
3 805 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 708 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 546 (15.83%) Windows 7
6 333 (9.65%) Windows 10
7 302 (8.76%) Linux
8 201 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 182 (5.28%) Windows 8
10 142 (4.12%) Android
11 110 (3.19%) Apple iOS
12 105 (3.04%) Mac OS X
13 102 (2.96%) Windows XP
14 71 (2.06%) Unix
15 44 (1.28%) CentOS
16 42 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (1.07%) Ubuntu
18 32 (0.93%) Mac OS
18 32 (0.93%) Windows Vista
19 20 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1076 (31.20%) ITIL
2 323 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 222 (6.44%) MVC
5 208 (6.03%) High Availability
6 207 (6.00%) Migration
7 199 (5.77%) Service Management
8 169 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
9 166 (4.81%) Time Management
10 164 (4.76%) Presales
10 164 (4.76%) Project Management
11 163 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
12 131 (3.80%) ITIL V3
12 131 (3.80%) Service Delivery
13 122 (3.54%) CRM
14 118 (3.42%) Problem Management
15 117 (3.39%) Mentoring
16 114 (3.31%) Change Management
17 113 (3.28%) Scrum
18 112 (3.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 727 (21.08%) SQL
2 437 (12.67%) C#
3 426 (12.35%) PowerShell
4 296 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 172 (4.99%) T-SQL
6 94 (2.73%) VBScript
7 62 (1.80%) Python
8 54 (1.57%) VB
9 51 (1.48%) C++
10 50 (1.45%) Java
11 48 (1.39%) VB.NET
12 43 (1.25%) Perl
13 33 (0.96%) C
13 33 (0.96%) PHP
14 31 (0.90%) TypeScript
15 30 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 27 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 21 (0.61%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.41%) ActionScript
18 14 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1793 (51.99%) MCSE
2 998 (28.94%) MCSA
3 732 (21.22%) MCP
4 651 (18.88%) Cisco Certification
5 606 (17.57%) Degree
6 560 (16.24%) CCNA
7 481 (13.95%) MCITP
8 350 (10.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 215 (6.23%) MCTS
10 195 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 177 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
12 172 (4.99%) CCNP
13 145 (4.20%) Security Cleared
14 132 (3.83%) A+ Certification
15 125 (3.62%) CCA
16 121 (3.51%) MCSD
17 110 (3.19%) SC Cleared
18 104 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
19 98 (2.84%) MCDST
20 65 (1.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (8.44%) SLA
2 83 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 21 (0.61%) QA
6 17 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.41%) GDPR
8 12 (0.35%) COBIT
9 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.17%) GPG13
12 5 (0.14%) SSAE 16
13 4 (0.12%) MiFID
13 4 (0.12%) PMO
14 1 (0.029%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.029%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1770 (51.32%) Active Directory
2 778 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 670 (19.43%) Hyper-V
4 239 (6.93%) vSphere
5 228 (6.61%) XenApp
6 133 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
7 129 (3.74%) XenDesktop
8 53 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 52 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 28 (0.81%) Terminal Server
12 25 (0.72%) vCloud
12 25 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 24 (0.70%) NFS
14 23 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.49%) ISA Server
16 17 (0.49%) XenServer
17 16 (0.46%) VMware Server
18 15 (0.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 433 (12.55%) SCCM
2 148 (4.29%) SCOM
3 120 (3.48%) Backup Exec
4 62 (1.80%) WSUS
5 52 (1.51%) Puppet
6 47 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (1.22%) vCenter Server
8 40 (1.16%) AirWatch
8 40 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 32 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 30 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 28 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
12 27 (0.78%) SCVMM
13 25 (0.72%) NetBackup
14 23 (0.67%) Perfmon
15 22 (0.64%) DameWare
16 21 (0.61%) Ansible
16 21 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
17 20 (0.58%) Nagios
17 20 (0.58%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2684 (77.82%) Microsoft
2 1307 (37.90%) VMware
3 705 (20.44%) Cisco
4 647 (18.76%) Citrix
5 308 (8.93%) HP
6 217 (6.29%) NetApp
7 164 (4.76%) Dell
8 145 (4.20%) Veeam
9 127 (3.68%) Oracle
10 106 (3.07%) Apple
11 98 (2.84%) EMC
12 72 (2.09%) Google
13 71 (2.06%) Juniper
13 71 (2.06%) Symantec
14 61 (1.77%) SolarWinds
15 60 (1.74%) ServiceNow
16 59 (1.71%) SonicWALL
17 55 (1.59%) AppSense
18 53 (1.54%) Red Hat
19 52 (1.51%) Avaya
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + great company culture
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lightfoot Solutions Group Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + Car, training + usual benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Itecco
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £37000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday