Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 138 122
Rank change year-on-year -23 -16 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3708 4286 5323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.20% 2.46% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.26% 9.43% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3137 3676 4767
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% -1.28%

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 40046 45429 55422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.80% 26.03% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31047 36560 44729
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 £77,500 £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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -1 1380 £45,000 +5.88% 88
South East -22 772 £40,000 - 44
North of England -46 623 £34,000 -9.33% 67
Midlands -8 384 £37,500 +7.14% 31
North West +5 347 £31,500 -16.00% 46
East of England +6 284 £43,500 +20.00% 15
South West -29 283 £35,750 -3.38% 21
West Midlands -2 273 £38,375 +9.64% 17
Yorkshire -50 233 £37,500 - 10
East Midlands -7 111 £38,750 +10.71% 14
North East -24 45 £43,750 +28.68% 11
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 3001 (80.93%) Microsoft
2 2300 (62.03%) Windows
3 1910 (51.51%) MCSE
4 1754 (47.30%) Active Directory
5 1425 (38.43%) VMware
6 1245 (33.58%) ITIL
7 1213 (32.71%) Windows Server
8 1115 (30.07%) MCSA
9 1033 (27.86%) Office 365
10 939 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 920 (24.81%) SQL Server
12 919 (24.78%) MS Exchange
13 778 (20.98%) Hyper-V
14 737 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 726 (19.58%) SQL
16 713 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
17 702 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 698 (18.82%) Citrix
19 674 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
20 670 (18.07%) MCP
21 651 (17.56%) CCNA
21 651 (17.56%) Cisco
22 635 (17.13%) Degree
23 628 (16.94%) Firewall
24 620 (16.72%) Finance
25 611 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
26 542 (14.62%) DNS
27 539 (14.54%) Windows 7
28 521 (14.05%) .NET
29 519 (14.00%) C#

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
1 919 (24.78%) MS Exchange
2 439 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 419 (11.30%) SharePoint
4 268 (7.23%) Skype for Business
5 265 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 227 (6.12%) IIS
7 124 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 100 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 49 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
10 48 (1.29%) NServiceBus
10 48 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (1.02%) Apache
12 35 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
13 33 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
14 32 (0.86%) Sitefinity
15 27 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 21 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
17 20 (0.54%) CMS
18 19 (0.51%) Umbraco
19 13 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 611 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.081%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.081%) SPSS
8 2 (0.054%) Maya
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 134 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (0.19%) Maximo
6 6 (0.16%) BPCS
7 3 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.054%) Eikon
8 2 (0.054%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.054%) Relativity
8 2 (0.054%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.054%) Workfront
9 1 (0.027%) BASE24
9 1 (0.027%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.027%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.027%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.027%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.027%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1033 (27.86%) Office 365
2 737 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 240 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 240 (6.47%) IaaS
4 112 (3.02%) PaaS
5 76 (2.05%) SaaS
6 65 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 59 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
8 53 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (0.89%) G Suite
10 26 (0.70%) OneDrive
11 20 (0.54%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.30%) Yammer
13 9 (0.24%) npm
14 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.16%) GitHub
16 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.11%) Dropbox
17 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 628 (16.94%) Firewall
2 542 (14.62%) DNS
3 498 (13.43%) SAN
4 481 (12.97%) WAN
5 448 (12.08%) LAN
6 406 (10.95%) DHCP
7 382 (10.30%) TCP/IP
8 247 (6.66%) Skype
9 240 (6.47%) VPN
10 198 (5.34%) VoIP
11 123 (3.32%) Internet
12 120 (3.24%) VLAN
13 98 (2.64%) Network Security
14 88 (2.37%) NAS
15 87 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
16 64 (1.73%) SSL
16 64 (1.73%) Wireless
17 57 (1.54%) iSCSI
18 56 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
19 52 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 920 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 207 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 198 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 176 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 159 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 151 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
7 113 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 74 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 63 (1.70%) MySQL
10 56 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 55 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 51 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 49 (1.32%) Power BI
14 47 (1.27%) Relational Database
15 45 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 35 (0.94%) NoSQL
17 33 (0.89%) RDBMS
18 27 (0.73%) MongoDB
18 27 (0.73%) QlikView
19 25 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 155 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 104 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 67 (1.81%) JIRA
4 52 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 45 (1.21%) Git (software)
6 21 (0.57%) gulp
6 21 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.49%) NUnit
8 17 (0.46%) Moq
9 16 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 16 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (0.40%) Jasmine
10 15 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (0.38%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (0.32%) MSI
13 11 (0.30%) Selenium
14 10 (0.27%) Redmine
15 8 (0.22%) Robot Framework
General
1 620 (16.72%) Finance
2 208 (5.61%) Banking
3 148 (3.99%) Investment Banking
4 125 (3.37%) Retail Banking
5 100 (2.70%) Advertising
6 98 (2.64%) Retail
7 72 (1.94%) Legal
8 68 (1.83%) Law
8 68 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 35 (0.94%) Games
10 32 (0.86%) Marketing
11 21 (0.57%) Automotive
12 19 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.51%) Publishing
13 13 (0.35%) Back Office
13 13 (0.35%) Electronics
14 11 (0.30%) Front Office
15 10 (0.27%) Military
16 8 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 514 (13.86%) Support Engineer
2 499 (13.46%) Analyst
3 455 (12.27%) Developer
4 422 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 287 (7.74%) IT Support
6 263 (7.09%) IT Engineer
7 262 (7.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 258 (6.96%) Support Analyst
9 256 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 253 (6.82%) Consultant
11 250 (6.74%) Administrator
12 195 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 174 (4.69%) Desktop Support
14 159 (4.29%) DBA
15 158 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
16 157 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 157 (4.23%) Architect
17 151 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
18 142 (3.83%) .NET Developer
18 142 (3.83%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (14.05%) .NET
2 347 (9.36%) ASP.NET
3 273 (7.36%) HTML
4 186 (5.02%) CSS
5 182 (4.91%) .NET Framework
6 153 (4.13%) jQuery
7 151 (4.07%) Web Services
8 147 (3.96%) AngularJS
9 141 (3.80%) HTML5
10 130 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 97 (2.62%) Entity Framework
12 94 (2.54%) WCF
13 87 (2.35%) XML
14 70 (1.89%) REST
15 68 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
16 66 (1.78%) XSLT
17 65 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 53 (1.43%) Kendo UI
19 51 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
20 44 (1.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 350 (9.44%) Data Centre
2 293 (7.90%) Computer Science
3 230 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (4.83%) Driving Licence
5 166 (4.48%) Blackberry
6 155 (4.18%) Management Information System
7 144 (3.88%) Clustering
8 141 (3.80%) User Experience
9 112 (3.02%) Replication
10 74 (2.00%) Public Cloud
11 65 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.51%) Client/Server
13 46 (1.24%) iPhone
14 42 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
15 39 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 36 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 36 (0.97%) PKI
17 32 (0.86%) iPad
18 31 (0.84%) Fat Client
18 31 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2300 (62.03%) Windows
2 1213 (32.71%) Windows Server
3 702 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 674 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 539 (14.54%) Windows 7
6 404 (10.90%) Windows 10
7 319 (8.60%) Linux
8 230 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 193 (5.20%) Mac OS X
10 191 (5.15%) Android
11 160 (4.31%) Apple iOS
12 159 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 110 (2.97%) Windows XP
14 60 (1.62%) Unix
15 48 (1.29%) CentOS
16 32 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 28 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
18 25 (0.67%) Mac OS
19 23 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 23 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1245 (33.58%) ITIL
2 384 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 257 (6.93%) Service Management
5 249 (6.72%) MVC
6 236 (6.36%) Migration
7 214 (5.77%) High Availability
8 195 (5.26%) Project Management
9 187 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
10 186 (5.02%) CRM
11 184 (4.96%) Presales
12 183 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
13 180 (4.85%) Service Delivery
14 178 (4.80%) Asset Management
15 177 (4.77%) Mentoring
16 167 (4.50%) PRINCE2
17 154 (4.15%) Problem Management
18 151 (4.07%) ITIL V3
18 151 (4.07%) Web Development
19 147 (3.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 726 (19.58%) SQL
2 519 (14.00%) C#
3 494 (13.32%) PowerShell
4 348 (9.39%) JavaScript
5 180 (4.85%) T-SQL
6 76 (2.05%) Java
7 68 (1.83%) C++
8 65 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 52 (1.40%) Python
10 49 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 47 (1.27%) C
11 47 (1.27%) VBScript
12 42 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 40 (1.08%) PHP
14 36 (0.97%) Perl
15 31 (0.84%) VB
16 29 (0.78%) Objective-C
17 20 (0.54%) X++
18 16 (0.43%) VBA
19 15 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1910 (51.51%) MCSE
2 1115 (30.07%) MCSA
3 713 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 670 (18.07%) MCP
5 651 (17.56%) CCNA
6 635 (17.13%) Degree
7 462 (12.46%) MCITP
8 325 (8.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 314 (8.47%) Citrix Certification
10 244 (6.58%) CCA
11 211 (5.69%) MCTS
12 196 (5.29%) Security Cleared
13 191 (5.15%) CCNP
14 190 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 177 (4.77%) MCSD
16 125 (3.37%) A+ Certification
17 124 (3.34%) SC Cleared
18 109 (2.94%) MCDST
19 102 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
20 96 (2.59%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (7.63%) SLA
2 85 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 44 (1.19%) QA
5 31 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.43%) GDPR
7 14 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.30%) COBIT
9 9 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.22%) PMO
11 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.13%) NEBOSH
14 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.081%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.054%) RMADS
17 1 (0.027%) GxP
17 1 (0.027%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1754 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 939 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 778 (20.98%) Hyper-V
4 290 (7.82%) XenApp
5 228 (6.15%) vSphere
6 213 (5.74%) XenDesktop
7 138 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 88 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
9 80 (2.16%) Terminal Services
10 51 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
11 47 (1.27%) XenServer
12 24 (0.65%) Docker
13 18 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (0.49%) VMware NSX
14 17 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.46%) Xen
15 16 (0.43%) BitLocker
16 15 (0.40%) Firmware
17 11 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 509 (13.73%) SCCM
2 160 (4.31%) SCOM
3 110 (2.97%) AirWatch
4 88 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 82 (2.21%) WSUS
6 75 (2.02%) Puppet
7 69 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 64 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 58 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
10 57 (1.54%) vCenter Server
11 43 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 38 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
13 31 (0.84%) SCDPM
14 28 (0.76%) Nagios
15 26 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 26 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 24 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
17 21 (0.57%) Ansible
18 18 (0.49%) NetBackup
19 16 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3001 (80.93%) Microsoft
2 1425 (38.43%) VMware
3 698 (18.82%) Citrix
4 651 (17.56%) Cisco
5 241 (6.50%) HP
6 211 (5.69%) Apple
7 170 (4.58%) Dell
8 156 (4.21%) Oracle
9 146 (3.94%) NetApp
10 131 (3.53%) Veeam
11 128 (3.45%) McAfee
12 117 (3.16%) AppSense
13 114 (3.07%) ServiceNow
14 95 (2.56%) Symantec
15 80 (2.16%) Juniper
16 74 (2.00%) Red Hat
17 70 (1.89%) Avaya
17 70 (1.89%) EMC
18 61 (1.65%) Google
18 61 (1.65%) SolarWinds