Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 156 170
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2,763 3,637 3,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.07% 2.26% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.35% 9.49% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,308 2,998 2,953
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 33,079 38,312 40,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.82% 23.75% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23,714 29,089 31,674
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -1.10%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -16 889 £50,000 +5.26% 39
South East -4 589 £42,500 +6.25% 42
North of England +6 468 £31,250 -16.67% 60
Midlands +2 376 £42,500 +6.25% 41
South West -25 247 £41,250 +3.13% 19
West Midlands 0 245 £40,000 - 26
Yorkshire +30 211 £23,000 -38.67% 25
North West -33 194 £38,000 +1.33% 29
East of England -27 182 £38,500 -9.41% 21
East Midlands -1 131 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North East +23 63 £32,000 -14.67% 6
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2,220 (80.35%) Microsoft
2 1,680 (60.80%) Windows
3 1,498 (54.22%) MCSE
4 1,392 (50.38%) Active Directory
5 1,162 (42.06%) VMware
6 1,096 (39.67%) Office 365
7 1,015 (36.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 989 (35.79%) Windows Server
9 949 (34.35%) MCSA
10 880 (31.85%) ITIL
11 792 (28.66%) Cisco
12 719 (26.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 620 (22.44%) Cisco Certification
14 575 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 572 (20.70%) Firewall
16 546 (19.76%) CCNA
17 539 (19.51%) Citrix
18 530 (19.18%) SQL
19 523 (18.93%) SQL Server
20 485 (17.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 475 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
22 472 (17.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 469 (16.97%) Problem-Solving
24 467 (16.90%) MS Exchange
24 467 (16.90%) PowerShell
24 467 (16.90%) Hyper-V
25 439 (15.89%) DNS
26 425 (15.38%) Windows 7
27 423 (15.31%) Degree
28 419 (15.16%) Windows 10

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
1 467 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 293 (10.60%) SharePoint
3 201 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 184 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 159 (5.75%) Skype for Business
6 94 (3.40%) IIS
7 68 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.72%) Apache
11 19 (0.69%) CMS
12 16 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.40%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.33%) SAS
16 8 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.22%) Apache Spark
18 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2000
18 3 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 475 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) Notepad++
9 2 (0.072%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.072%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 48 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.29%) Workfront
4 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.22%) Exstream
6 5 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
6 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.11%) Line 50
8 3 (0.11%) Line 500
9 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.072%) Magento
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.072%) SAP CCM
10 1 (0.036%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.036%) Lawson
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.036%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,096 (39.67%) Office 365
2 1,015 (36.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 311 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
4 192 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 113 (4.09%) IaaS
6 93 (3.37%) PaaS
7 68 (2.46%) Power Platform
8 55 (1.99%) SaaS
9 34 (1.23%) OneDrive
10 31 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (0.98%) Mimecast
13 19 (0.69%) Serverless
14 15 (0.54%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 12 (0.43%) Azure Functions
17 11 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
18 10 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 572 (20.70%) Firewall
2 439 (15.89%) DNS
3 358 (12.96%) DHCP
4 278 (10.06%) TCP/IP
5 261 (9.45%) SAN
6 255 (9.23%) WAN
7 234 (8.47%) LAN
8 231 (8.36%) VoIP
9 199 (7.20%) Wireless
10 182 (6.59%) VPN
11 141 (5.10%) Skype
12 120 (4.34%) VLAN
13 113 (4.09%) Network Security
14 111 (4.02%) ADSL
15 105 (3.80%) Broadband
16 104 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
17 99 (3.58%) 3G
18 88 (3.18%) NAS
19 83 (3.00%) Internet
20 61 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 94 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 80 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 77 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 64 (2.32%) Power BI
10 59 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 49 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 45 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
13 43 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 36 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 31 (1.12%) NoSQL
15 31 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
16 28 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
17 26 (0.94%) MongoDB
18 25 (0.90%) MySQL
19 22 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 47 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 31 (1.12%) MSI
4 30 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.72%) HP UFT
5 20 (0.72%) JIRA
5 20 (0.72%) LoadRunner
5 20 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.69%) InstallShield
7 17 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.29%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.29%) NUnit
11 7 (0.25%) Redmine
12 6 (0.22%) git-flow
12 6 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.18%) gulp
14 4 (0.14%) Moq
General
1 337 (12.20%) Finance
2 102 (3.69%) Retail
3 82 (2.97%) Legal
4 58 (2.10%) Banking
5 57 (2.06%) Law
6 50 (1.81%) Electronics
7 48 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.59%) Marketing
9 30 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.65%) Military
11 17 (0.62%) Aerospace
11 17 (0.62%) Games
12 12 (0.43%) Back Office
12 12 (0.43%) Billing
13 10 (0.36%) Advertising
13 10 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.33%) Automotive
15 6 (0.22%) Front Office
16 5 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 476 (17.23%) Analyst
2 414 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 323 (11.69%) Support Engineer
4 268 (9.70%) Support Analyst
5 234 (8.47%) IT Engineer
6 220 (7.96%) IT Support
7 208 (7.53%) Developer
8 193 (6.99%) Consultant
9 168 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 150 (5.43%) Technical Support
11 139 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 134 (4.85%) Administrator
12 134 (4.85%) Architect
13 133 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
14 118 (4.27%) IT Analyst
14 118 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 116 (4.20%) Technical Analyst
16 106 (3.84%) .NET Developer
17 102 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
18 101 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (8.83%) .NET
2 118 (4.27%) ASP.NET
3 111 (4.02%) HTML
4 87 (3.15%) Web Services
5 77 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 70 (2.53%) CSS
7 61 (2.21%) AngularJS
8 57 (2.06%) jQuery
9 50 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (1.81%) SAML
10 49 (1.77%) .NET Framework
11 41 (1.48%) HTML5
12 38 (1.38%) .NET Core
13 34 (1.23%) XML
14 33 (1.19%) JSON
15 30 (1.09%) OAuth
16 29 (1.05%) RESTful
16 29 (1.05%) Spring
17 28 (1.01%) REST
18 23 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 334 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 201 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.42%) Clustering
4 115 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
5 106 (3.84%) Management Information System
6 89 (3.22%) Driving Licence
6 89 (3.22%) Replication
7 58 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 49 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 45 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.30%) User Experience
11 34 (1.23%) CESG
12 33 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
13 32 (1.16%) iPhone
14 30 (1.09%) Blackberry
14 30 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (0.98%) PKI
16 22 (0.80%) EPoS
17 21 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
18 20 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,680 (60.80%) Windows
2 989 (35.79%) Windows Server
3 575 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 425 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 419 (15.16%) Windows 10
6 414 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 306 (11.07%) Linux
8 164 (5.94%) Windows 8
9 119 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 64 (2.32%) Unix
11 50 (1.81%) Android
12 40 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.38%) Mac OS
14 32 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 29 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 27 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (0.80%) CentOS
17 22 (0.80%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.62%) AIX
19 15 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 880 (31.85%) ITIL
2 472 (17.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 469 (16.97%) Problem-Solving
4 244 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (8.54%) Project Management
6 225 (8.14%) Presales
7 207 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 193 (6.99%) Migration
9 177 (6.41%) Service Management
10 162 (5.86%) Mentoring
11 161 (5.83%) Service Delivery
12 148 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
13 145 (5.25%) ITIL V3
14 144 (5.21%) High Availability
15 142 (5.14%) Computer Science
16 136 (4.92%) Change Management
17 123 (4.45%) Data Protection
18 121 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
19 115 (4.16%) DevOps
20 113 (4.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 530 (19.18%) SQL
2 467 (16.90%) PowerShell
3 196 (7.09%) C#
4 129 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 83 (3.00%) Python
6 81 (2.93%) T-SQL
7 61 (2.21%) VBScript
8 57 (2.06%) C
9 56 (2.03%) Bash Shell
9 56 (2.03%) Java
10 42 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 38 (1.38%) VB
12 29 (1.05%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 23 (0.83%) PHP
15 22 (0.80%) C++
16 12 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 12 (0.43%) VBA
17 10 (0.36%) Ruby
18 9 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,498 (54.22%) MCSE
2 949 (34.35%) MCSA
3 620 (22.44%) Cisco Certification
4 546 (19.76%) CCNA
5 485 (17.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 423 (15.31%) Degree
7 417 (15.09%) MCP
8 365 (13.21%) MCITP
9 204 (7.38%) Security Cleared
10 162 (5.86%) CCNP
11 130 (4.71%) SC Cleared
12 117 (4.23%) CISSP
13 115 (4.16%) A+ Certification
14 107 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
15 83 (3.00%) MCTS
16 80 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
16 80 (2.90%) MCDST
17 74 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
18 55 (1.99%) VCP6
19 53 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (8.65%) SLA
2 214 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (2.97%) GDPR
4 72 (2.61%) ISO 9001
5 69 (2.50%) QA
6 68 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 59 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 46 (1.66%) PMO
9 40 (1.45%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.76%) Data Quality
11 19 (0.69%) COBIT
12 16 (0.58%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.18%) HL7
16 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.11%) RMADS
18 2 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
19 1 (0.036%) GPG13
19 1 (0.036%) GxP
System Software
1 1,392 (50.38%) Active Directory
2 719 (26.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 467 (16.90%) Hyper-V
4 168 (6.08%) vSphere
5 157 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 143 (5.18%) XenApp
7 62 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
8 57 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 55 (1.99%) Docker
10 43 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 36 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 21 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.65%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.58%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.54%) NFS
17 15 (0.54%) vCloud
18 14 (0.51%) Firmware
18 14 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 382 (13.83%) SCCM
2 132 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 119 (4.31%) WSUS
4 73 (2.64%) vCenter Server
5 72 (2.61%) Backup Exec
6 61 (2.21%) Puppet
7 58 (2.10%) SCOM
8 52 (1.88%) SCVMM
9 50 (1.81%) Terraform
10 49 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
11 40 (1.45%) Kubernetes
12 39 (1.41%) Ansible
12 39 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
13 30 (1.09%) NetBackup
14 28 (1.01%) FortiGate
15 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
15 22 (0.80%) Perfmon
16 21 (0.76%) AirWatch
16 21 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2,220 (80.35%) Microsoft
2 1,162 (42.06%) VMware
3 792 (28.66%) Cisco
4 539 (19.51%) Citrix
5 308 (11.15%) HP
6 164 (5.94%) Veeam
7 163 (5.90%) Aruba
8 142 (5.14%) Dell
9 141 (5.10%) NetApp
10 138 (4.99%) Meraki
11 119 (4.31%) Polycom
12 92 (3.33%) Oracle
13 82 (2.97%) EMC
14 78 (2.82%) SolarWinds
15 73 (2.64%) Nimble Storage
16 67 (2.42%) Mitel
17 65 (2.35%) Apple
17 65 (2.35%) CheckPoint
18 61 (2.21%) F5
19 54 (1.95%) Symantec