Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 170 159
Rank change year-on-year -23 -11 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,500 2,763 3,637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.79% 2.07% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.29% 8.35% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,338 2,427 3,208
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,150 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +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 18,097 33,102 38,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.60% 24.84% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13,268 23,733 29,112
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in England over the 6 months to 27 May 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 27 May 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 -20 523 £47,500 -5.00% 26
South East -7 316 £52,000 +22.35% 17
North of England +9 273 £42,500 +30.77% 29
Midlands +1 215 £47,500 +11.76% 21
North West +42 138 £47,500 +15.15% 19
West Midlands +2 138 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South West +2 126 £37,500 -10.71% 19
Yorkshire -10 80 £40,750 +77.17% 6
East Midlands +11 76 £51,750 +21.76% 7
North East +9 56 £30,000 -6.25% 4
East of England -20 49 £52,750 +37.01% 10
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,278 (85.20%) Microsoft
2 891 (59.40%) Windows
3 723 (48.20%) MCSE
4 686 (45.73%) Active Directory
5 674 (44.93%) Azure
6 635 (42.33%) Office 365
7 524 (34.93%) MCSA
8 459 (30.60%) VMware
9 423 (28.20%) Windows Server
10 404 (26.93%) ITIL
11 359 (23.93%) SQL Server
12 325 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
13 321 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 310 (20.67%) Windows 10
15 270 (18.00%) CCNA
16 266 (17.73%) Cisco
16 266 (17.73%) SQL
17 254 (16.93%) PowerShell
18 250 (16.67%) Firewall
19 242 (16.13%) Degree
20 239 (15.93%) Hyper-V
21 237 (15.80%) Citrix
22 232 (15.47%) Microsoft Office
23 228 (15.20%) DNS
24 224 (14.93%) MCP
25 223 (14.87%) AWS
26 200 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 199 (13.27%) SCCM
28 192 (12.80%) SharePoint
29 185 (12.33%) LAN

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
1 192 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 177 (11.80%) MS Exchange
3 80 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 69 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 56 (3.73%) IIS
6 24 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (0.80%) CMS
7 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (0.73%) EPiServer
8 11 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.40%) SAS
11 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.13%) Apache
12 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 232 (15.47%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Gephi
6 1 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.067%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.27%) assyst
3 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.067%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.067%) Primavera
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.067%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 674 (44.93%) Azure
2 635 (42.33%) Office 365
3 223 (14.87%) AWS
4 138 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 128 (8.53%) PaaS
6 127 (8.47%) IaaS
7 99 (6.60%) SaaS
8 62 (4.13%) Power Platform
9 40 (2.67%) OneDrive
10 36 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
11 25 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.33%) GCP
13 18 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (1.13%) Mimecast
15 16 (1.07%) Amazon S3
15 16 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (1.07%) G Suite
16 15 (1.00%) PowerApps
17 14 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 250 (16.67%) Firewall
2 228 (15.20%) DNS
3 185 (12.33%) LAN
4 175 (11.67%) DHCP
5 173 (11.53%) WAN
6 168 (11.20%) TCP/IP
7 140 (9.33%) SAN
8 112 (7.47%) VoIP
9 105 (7.00%) VPN
10 99 (6.60%) Skype
11 83 (5.53%) Internet
12 73 (4.87%) Wireless
13 57 (3.80%) VLAN
14 44 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
15 42 (2.80%) NetScaler
16 36 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (2.00%) IP Telephony
17 30 (2.00%) MPLS
17 30 (2.00%) NAS
18 28 (1.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.07%) Power BI
3 39 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 35 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (1.80%) Big Data
7 26 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (1.53%) Data Lake
9 23 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
17 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
18 7 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 40 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 22 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (1.33%) Grunt
4 20 (1.33%) gulp
4 20 (1.33%) webpack
5 14 (0.93%) JIRA
6 7 (0.47%) Selenium
7 5 (0.33%) MSI
7 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.27%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.27%) git-flow
8 4 (0.27%) GitLab
8 4 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 185 (12.33%) Finance
2 82 (5.47%) Public Sector
3 53 (3.53%) Legal
4 40 (2.67%) Retail
5 33 (2.20%) Banking
6 31 (2.07%) Law
7 30 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.53%) Marketing
9 17 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.73%) Games
11 10 (0.67%) Back Office
11 10 (0.67%) Billing
12 9 (0.60%) Front Office
13 7 (0.47%) German Language
14 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.27%) Local Government
16 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.13%) Electronics
17 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (12.60%) Support Engineer
2 183 (12.20%) Consultant
3 172 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 153 (10.20%) Analyst
5 135 (9.00%) IT Support
6 130 (8.67%) Architect
7 124 (8.27%) IT Engineer
8 123 (8.20%) Developer
9 99 (6.60%) Administrator
10 80 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 77 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 76 (5.07%) Support Analyst
13 75 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 74 (4.93%) IT Support Engineer
15 63 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
16 62 (4.13%) Desktop Support
17 52 (3.47%) IT Analyst
17 52 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 49 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
19 47 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (10.40%) .NET
2 70 (4.67%) ASP.NET
3 66 (4.40%) .NET Framework
3 66 (4.40%) HTML
4 59 (3.93%) CSS
5 56 (3.73%) AngularJS
6 52 (3.47%) .NET Core
7 50 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 44 (2.93%) React
9 42 (2.80%) Web Services
10 40 (2.67%) Vue.js
11 36 (2.40%) HTML5
12 20 (1.33%) Dapper ORM
12 20 (1.33%) KnockoutJS
12 20 (1.33%) NHibernate
13 19 (1.27%) Entity Framework
14 18 (1.20%) jQuery
15 15 (1.00%) RESTful
16 14 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
1 99 (6.60%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
5 44 (2.93%) Replication
6 43 (2.87%) Driving Licence
7 42 (2.80%) Clustering
8 36 (2.40%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.13%) PKI
10 28 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.87%) Public Cloud
11 26 (1.73%) iPhone
12 23 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
13 22 (1.47%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.47%) User Experience
14 19 (1.27%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.07%) Algorithms
15 16 (1.07%) CMDB
16 14 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 891 (59.40%) Windows
2 423 (28.20%) Windows Server
3 310 (20.67%) Windows 10
4 173 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 155 (10.33%) Windows 7
6 153 (10.20%) Linux
7 148 (9.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 108 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (4.67%) Windows 8
10 65 (4.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 34 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.73%) CentOS
13 24 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.47%) Ubuntu
16 19 (1.27%) Android
17 18 (1.20%) Windows XP
18 16 (1.07%) Fedora
19 15 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (26.93%) ITIL
2 200 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 173 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
4 152 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (8.60%) Mentoring
6 128 (8.53%) Presales
7 125 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 116 (7.73%) Migration
9 101 (6.73%) Service Management
10 82 (5.47%) Project Delivery
11 81 (5.40%) Service Delivery
12 78 (5.20%) Project Management
13 74 (4.93%) Computer Science
13 74 (4.93%) DevOps
14 71 (4.73%) Line Management
15 69 (4.60%) Cybersecurity
16 68 (4.53%) TOGAF
17 66 (4.40%) Scrum
18 65 (4.33%) Change Management
19 64 (4.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (17.73%) SQL
2 254 (16.93%) PowerShell
3 132 (8.80%) C#
4 93 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 91 (6.07%) Python
6 79 (5.27%) T-SQL
7 53 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 47 (3.13%) C
9 19 (1.27%) PHP
10 16 (1.07%) R
11 15 (1.00%) Perl
12 13 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 12 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.53%) C++
15 7 (0.47%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.47%) VBScript
16 6 (0.40%) Java
17 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.27%) Scala
17 4 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 723 (48.20%) MCSE
2 524 (34.93%) MCSA
3 325 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
4 270 (18.00%) CCNA
5 242 (16.13%) Degree
6 224 (14.93%) MCP
7 142 (9.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 140 (9.33%) MCITP
9 100 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 99 (6.60%) CCNP
11 57 (3.80%) SC Cleared
12 51 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 48 (3.20%) TOGAF Certification
14 45 (3.00%) MCTS
15 44 (2.93%) Network+ Certification
16 42 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
17 41 (2.73%) CISSP
18 40 (2.67%) MCSD
19 34 (2.27%) DV Cleared
20 32 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (11.13%) SLA
2 37 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.87%) QA
4 17 (1.13%) GDPR
5 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) NCSC
7 4 (0.27%) COSHH
7 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.20%) NIST
8 3 (0.20%) PMO
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.067%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.067%) RMADS
System Software
1 686 (45.73%) Active Directory
2 321 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (15.93%) Hyper-V
4 81 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
5 70 (4.67%) vSphere
6 69 (4.60%) XenApp
7 45 (3.00%) Docker
8 37 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 36 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (1.33%) NFS
10 20 (1.33%) Xen
11 17 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.07%) Samba
12 16 (1.07%) VirtualBox
13 14 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.60%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.47%) Firmware
17 4 (0.27%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 199 (13.27%) SCCM
2 140 (9.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (3.47%) Ansible
4 49 (3.27%) Puppet
5 41 (2.73%) SCOM
6 37 (2.47%) vCenter Server
7 35 (2.33%) Kubernetes
8 32 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (1.73%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.40%) Terraform
11 19 (1.27%) Nagios
11 19 (1.27%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
12 18 (1.20%) WSUS
13 16 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (1.07%) OpenNMS
13 16 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (1.07%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.73%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,278 (85.20%) Microsoft
2 459 (30.60%) VMware
3 266 (17.73%) Cisco
4 237 (15.80%) Citrix
5 130 (8.67%) HP
6 94 (6.27%) Dell
7 68 (4.53%) Veeam
8 53 (3.53%) NetApp
9 46 (3.07%) Red Hat
10 44 (2.93%) Oracle
11 39 (2.60%) Google
12 37 (2.47%) SolarWinds
13 35 (2.33%) IBM
14 33 (2.20%) Apple
14 33 (2.20%) ServiceNow
15 31 (2.07%) EMC
16 27 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 27 (1.80%) Symantec
17 24 (1.60%) McAfee
17 24 (1.60%) Sophos