Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 173 166
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2,503 3,040 3,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.01% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.88% 8.39% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,038 2,425 3,141
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +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 28,187 36,213 40,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.57% 23.91% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 21,031 26,935 31,364
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +20 845 £47,500 +4.97% 205
South East +17 613 £44,000 +7.32% 129
North of England +11 414 £37,500 +7.14% 128
Midlands -39 281 £42,500 +6.25% 99
South West 0 218 £42,500 -3.41% 53
North West +11 203 £35,000 -6.67% 64
West Midlands -40 166 £42,500 +4.94% 57
Yorkshire +32 154 £40,000 +33.78% 42
East of England -30 128 £41,500 -7.78% 50
East Midlands -23 113 £42,500 +13.33% 42
North East +26 57 £27,000 -0.92% 22
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 1,987 (79.38%) Microsoft
2 1,568 (62.64%) Windows
3 1,322 (52.82%) MCSE
4 1,268 (50.66%) Active Directory
5 1,082 (43.23%) Office 365
6 946 (37.79%) Azure
7 898 (35.88%) ITIL
8 885 (35.36%) MCSA
9 883 (35.28%) VMware
10 741 (29.60%) Windows Server
11 603 (24.09%) Cisco Certification
12 576 (23.01%) Cisco
13 539 (21.53%) CCNA
14 510 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 497 (19.86%) SQL Server
16 493 (19.70%) Windows 10
17 485 (19.38%) Citrix
18 470 (18.78%) SQL
19 467 (18.66%) DNS
20 457 (18.26%) MCP
21 453 (18.10%) Firewall
22 435 (17.38%) DHCP
23 429 (17.14%) Degree
24 399 (15.94%) PowerShell
24 399 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
25 397 (15.86%) Hyper-V
26 387 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
27 382 (15.26%) MS Exchange
28 361 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 355 (14.18%) Problem-Solving

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
1 382 (15.26%) MS Exchange
2 343 (13.70%) SharePoint
3 130 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 123 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 120 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 108 (4.31%) IIS
7 51 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (1.08%) Apache Spark
9 26 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (0.76%) Confluence
13 12 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.44%) Apache
15 10 (0.40%) CMS
16 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 387 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.080%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.040%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.040%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.40%) assyst
2 10 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.40%) Workfront
3 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.040%) Eze OMS
6 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.040%) Line 50
6 1 (0.040%) Line 500
6 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.040%) Shopify
6 1 (0.040%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.040%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,082 (43.23%) Office 365
2 946 (37.79%) Azure
3 304 (12.15%) AWS
4 265 (10.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 98 (3.92%) IaaS
6 84 (3.36%) SaaS
7 79 (3.16%) PaaS
8 68 (2.72%) OneDrive
9 47 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
10 46 (1.84%) Power Platform
11 42 (1.68%) GCP
12 37 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.16%) OpenShift
14 25 (1.00%) G Suite
15 21 (0.84%) PowerApps
16 12 (0.48%) Mimecast
17 10 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.40%) Serverless
18 6 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 467 (18.66%) DNS
2 453 (18.10%) Firewall
3 435 (17.38%) DHCP
4 275 (10.99%) LAN
5 274 (10.95%) TCP/IP
6 266 (10.63%) WAN
7 208 (8.31%) SAN
8 195 (7.79%) VoIP
9 162 (6.47%) VPN
10 139 (5.55%) Skype
11 122 (4.87%) Wireless
12 101 (4.04%) Network Security
13 98 (3.92%) Internet
14 91 (3.64%) VLAN
15 72 (2.88%) NAS
16 58 (2.32%) iSCSI
17 48 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
18 43 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
19 41 (1.64%) MPLS
20 36 (1.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 88 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 78 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 64 (2.56%) Big Data
6 49 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 38 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
11 33 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
12 32 (1.28%) Power BI
13 28 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
15 25 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (1.00%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
17 19 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
18 18 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 17 (0.68%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 94 (3.76%) Visual Studio
2 60 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.24%) JIRA
4 35 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 31 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 29 (1.16%) MSI
8 25 (1.00%) git-flow
9 24 (0.96%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.68%) InstallShield
10 17 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.24%) NUnit
14 5 (0.20%) GCC
14 5 (0.20%) Terragrunt
15 4 (0.16%) GitLab
15 4 (0.16%) Moq
15 4 (0.16%) Selenium
15 4 (0.16%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 354 (14.14%) Finance
2 107 (4.27%) Public Sector
3 67 (2.68%) Retail
4 60 (2.40%) Legal
5 56 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 46 (1.84%) Law
7 39 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.40%) Banking
9 26 (1.04%) Games
10 21 (0.84%) Marketing
11 15 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.56%) Electronics
13 11 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.36%) Back Office
15 8 (0.32%) Automotive
16 7 (0.28%) Front Office
16 7 (0.28%) Local Government
17 6 (0.24%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.20%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.16%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 336 (13.42%) Analyst
2 314 (12.54%) Support Engineer
3 300 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 266 (10.63%) Consultant
5 223 (8.91%) IT Support
6 207 (8.27%) IT Engineer
7 183 (7.31%) Developer
8 164 (6.55%) Architect
9 137 (5.47%) Support Analyst
10 124 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 123 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 120 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
13 115 (4.59%) Administrator
14 94 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 92 (3.68%) IT Analyst
16 87 (3.48%) Technical Support
17 83 (3.32%) Service Analyst
18 77 (3.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 77 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
19 76 (3.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (9.51%) .NET
2 138 (5.51%) ASP.NET
3 108 (4.31%) CSS
4 104 (4.16%) HTML
5 81 (3.24%) Web Services
6 57 (2.28%) AngularJS
7 51 (2.04%) Kafka
8 49 (1.96%) REST
9 47 (1.88%) React
10 45 (1.80%) .NET Core
10 45 (1.80%) .NET Framework
10 45 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (1.72%) jQuery
12 42 (1.68%) Vue.js
13 39 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (1.40%) Spring
14 35 (1.40%) XML
15 34 (1.36%) Entity Framework
15 34 (1.36%) LDAP
15 34 (1.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 250 (9.99%) Data Centre
2 207 (8.27%) Management Information System
3 180 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 145 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
5 79 (3.16%) Driving Licence
6 77 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 57 (2.28%) Clustering
8 49 (1.96%) PKI
9 46 (1.84%) Blackberry
10 40 (1.60%) Replication
11 39 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
12 32 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 23 (0.92%) User Experience
14 22 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.76%) CESG
16 17 (0.68%) Hedge funds
17 15 (0.60%) iPhone
18 14 (0.56%) Smartphone
19 13 (0.52%) Mobile App
19 13 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1,568 (62.64%) Windows
2 741 (29.60%) Windows Server
3 493 (19.70%) Windows 10
4 399 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 310 (12.39%) Linux
6 292 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 242 (9.67%) Windows 7
8 117 (4.67%) Windows 8
9 100 (4.00%) Unix
10 68 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (2.56%) Android
12 62 (2.48%) Apple iOS
12 62 (2.48%) Mac OS X
13 51 (2.04%) Solaris
14 37 (1.48%) VMS
15 31 (1.24%) CentOS
16 26 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.92%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (35.88%) ITIL
2 361 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 355 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
4 274 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
5 220 (8.79%) Mentoring
6 213 (8.51%) Service Management
7 171 (6.83%) Migration
8 150 (5.99%) Change Management
9 142 (5.67%) Project Management
10 139 (5.55%) DevOps
10 139 (5.55%) PRINCE2
11 134 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 123 (4.91%) Information Security
13 114 (4.55%) ITIL V3
14 106 (4.23%) Presales
14 106 (4.23%) Service Delivery
15 101 (4.04%) Configuration Management
16 100 (4.00%) Project Delivery
16 100 (4.00%) Time Management
17 99 (3.96%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 470 (18.78%) SQL
2 399 (15.94%) PowerShell
3 220 (8.79%) C#
4 136 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 93 (3.72%) T-SQL
6 82 (3.28%) C
7 74 (2.96%) Python
8 42 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 36 (1.44%) VBScript
10 33 (1.32%) PHP
11 18 (0.72%) VB
11 18 (0.72%) VBA
12 16 (0.64%) Java
13 15 (0.60%) C++
14 13 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.44%) R
16 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.28%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,322 (52.82%) MCSE
2 885 (35.36%) MCSA
3 603 (24.09%) Cisco Certification
4 539 (21.53%) CCNA
5 457 (18.26%) MCP
6 429 (17.14%) Degree
7 317 (12.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 231 (9.23%) MCITP
9 175 (6.99%) CCNP
10 140 (5.59%) Security Cleared
11 105 (4.19%) SC Cleared
12 86 (3.44%) A+ Certification
12 86 (3.44%) MCTS
13 79 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
14 77 (3.08%) CISSP
15 70 (2.80%) MCSD
16 66 (2.64%) CompTIA Security+
17 63 (2.52%) CCA
18 61 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
19 53 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (10.35%) SLA
2 92 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.56%) QA
4 25 (1.00%) GDPR
4 25 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.92%) NIST
6 21 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.48%) COBIT
7 12 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.48%) NCSC
7 12 (0.48%) PMO
8 11 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.28%) RMADS
11 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.20%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.080%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.040%) BS7799
15 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,268 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 510 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 397 (15.86%) Hyper-V
4 181 (7.23%) XenApp
5 135 (5.39%) vSphere
6 98 (3.92%) XenDesktop
7 85 (3.40%) Docker
8 73 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (2.08%) Firmware
10 37 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (1.40%) NFS
12 31 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 23 (0.92%) BitLocker
15 21 (0.84%) Terminal Services
16 19 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
17 16 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 15 (0.60%) VMware NSX
19 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 12 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 330 (13.18%) SCCM
2 163 (6.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 99 (3.96%) WSUS
4 58 (2.32%) Ansible
5 54 (2.16%) Kubernetes
6 43 (1.72%) SCOM
7 35 (1.40%) Backup Exec
8 24 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 20 (0.80%) Puppet
10 20 (0.80%) vCenter Server
11 18 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 18 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 16 (0.64%) Terraform
13 11 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.44%) vRealize
14 10 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,987 (79.38%) Microsoft
2 883 (35.28%) VMware
3 576 (23.01%) Cisco
4 485 (19.38%) Citrix
5 180 (7.19%) HP
6 145 (5.79%) NetApp
7 133 (5.31%) ServiceNow
8 110 (4.39%) Dell
9 80 (3.20%) Veeam
10 75 (3.00%) Oracle
11 73 (2.92%) Meraki
12 67 (2.68%) Apple
13 62 (2.48%) Nimble Storage
14 49 (1.96%) Aruba
15 45 (1.80%) Google
16 44 (1.76%) Symantec
17 41 (1.64%) Red Hat
18 40 (1.60%) Mitel
19 39 (1.56%) CheckPoint
19 39 (1.56%) SolarWinds