Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 269 228 181
Rank change year-on-year -41 -47 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,450 830 2,278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.45% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 7.14% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,016 674 1,822
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,650 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £59,845 £62,500 £58,409
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 25,255 11,628 25,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.66% 20.33% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13,636 8,717 19,470
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -110 392 £55,000 -6.38% 95
South East -4 370 £44,000 -2.22% 63
North of England -16 263 £40,000 -11.11% 118
Midlands -48 214 £42,500 +13.33% 57
North West -2 164 £40,000 -14.74% 66
West Midlands -33 142 £42,500 +10.39% 30
East of England -41 103 £52,500 +50.00% 33
South West -28 102 £45,000 +11.11% 30
Yorkshire -23 76 £42,500 +37.10% 32
East Midlands -43 72 £45,000 +23.29% 27
North East -24 23 £30,000 -25.00% 20
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 1,303 (89.86%) Microsoft
2 898 (61.93%) Azure
3 732 (50.48%) Windows
4 730 (50.34%) Active Directory
5 553 (38.14%) Microsoft 365
6 491 (33.86%) MCSE
7 475 (32.76%) VMware
8 412 (28.41%) Social Skills
9 398 (27.45%) Windows Server
10 386 (26.62%) ITIL
11 344 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 335 (23.10%) SQL Server
13 329 (22.69%) MCSA
14 300 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
15 298 (20.55%) PowerShell
16 279 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
17 262 (18.07%) DevOps
18 258 (17.79%) Degree
19 253 (17.45%) SQL
20 244 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
21 242 (16.69%) Linux
22 241 (16.62%) Citrix
23 222 (15.31%) Windows 10
24 221 (15.24%) MCP
25 212 (14.62%) Firewall
25 212 (14.62%) Hyper-V
26 195 (13.45%) AWS
27 193 (13.31%) IaaS
28 189 (13.03%) DNS
29 185 (12.76%) Cisco

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
1 179 (12.34%) SharePoint
2 143 (9.86%) MS Exchange
3 37 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (2.48%) IIS
5 26 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.97%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.69%) CMS
12 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.41%) Apache
13 6 (0.41%) Confluence
13 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.41%) WordPress
14 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 181 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 35 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
2 10 (0.69%) Workfront
3 7 (0.48%) SAP R/3
4 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.41%) Maximo
4 6 (0.41%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.21%) Primavera
5 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 898 (61.93%) Azure
2 553 (38.14%) Microsoft 365
3 195 (13.45%) AWS
4 193 (13.31%) IaaS
5 180 (12.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 178 (12.28%) PaaS
7 146 (10.07%) Power Platform
8 123 (8.48%) SaaS
9 94 (6.48%) Serverless
10 71 (4.90%) Azure Data Factory
11 59 (4.07%) Dynamics 365
12 58 (4.00%) Azure Monitor
13 51 (3.52%) Azure Machine Learning
14 45 (3.10%) GCP
15 44 (3.03%) Azure Key Vault
16 32 (2.21%) Azure Logic Apps
17 31 (2.14%) Power Automate
18 29 (2.00%) PowerApps
19 25 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
19 25 (1.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 212 (14.62%) Firewall
2 189 (13.03%) DNS
3 164 (11.31%) DHCP
4 153 (10.55%) WAN
5 135 (9.31%) LAN
6 110 (7.59%) VPN
7 101 (6.97%) Network Security
8 98 (6.76%) SAN
9 96 (6.62%) TCP/IP
10 70 (4.83%) Wi-Fi
11 69 (4.76%) VLAN
12 62 (4.28%) Wireless
13 49 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
14 45 (3.10%) VoIP
15 38 (2.62%) NAS
16 37 (2.55%) Internet
17 25 (1.72%) WLAN
18 23 (1.59%) MPLS
19 18 (1.24%) VSAN
20 17 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (23.10%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.24%) Power BI
3 53 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.83%) MySQL
6 39 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 35 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 26 (1.79%) Data Lake
9 26 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
11 23 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (1.17%) Big Data
14 13 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
16 11 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.76%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.76%) QlikView
17 10 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 45 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.66%) JIRA
3 24 (1.66%) Visual Studio
4 22 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.90%) Subversion
6 10 (0.69%) NUnit
7 9 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.55%) webpack
9 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.41%) GitLab
10 6 (0.41%) Moq
10 6 (0.41%) MSTest
11 4 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.14%) Grunt
12 2 (0.14%) gulp
12 2 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 412 (28.41%) Social Skills
2 175 (12.07%) Finance
3 88 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (5.45%) Public Sector
5 52 (3.59%) Organisational Skills
5 52 (3.59%) Retail
6 40 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 34 (2.34%) Documentation Skills
8 34 (2.34%) Legal
9 28 (1.93%) Presentation Skills
10 26 (1.79%) Marketing
11 25 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (1.66%) Law
13 23 (1.59%) Back Office
13 23 (1.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 20 (1.38%) Automotive
14 20 (1.38%) Banking
15 14 (0.97%) Games
16 13 (0.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 221 (15.24%) Architect
2 169 (11.66%) Analyst
3 146 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 124 (8.55%) Support Engineer
5 116 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 112 (7.72%) Developer
7 107 (7.38%) IT Engineer
8 100 (6.90%) IT Support
9 93 (6.41%) Data Architect
10 78 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 77 (5.31%) Azure Architect
11 77 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
12 61 (4.21%) Consultant
13 57 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
14 55 (3.79%) IT Analyst
15 52 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 49 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
17 47 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
17 47 (3.24%) Data Centre Architect
18 45 (3.10%) Azure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (8.97%) .NET
2 61 (4.21%) ASP.NET
3 54 (3.72%) AngularJS
4 51 (3.52%) HTML
5 47 (3.24%) CSS
6 41 (2.83%) .NET Core
6 41 (2.83%) React
7 31 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 28 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (1.86%) Node.js
10 26 (1.79%) JSON
10 26 (1.79%) LDAP
11 21 (1.45%) Entity Framework
12 20 (1.38%) REST
13 19 (1.31%) HTML5
14 18 (1.24%) SAML
15 17 (1.17%) ARM Templates
15 17 (1.17%) Vue.js
16 16 (1.10%) Web Services
17 14 (0.97%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 107 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 83 (5.72%) Public Cloud
4 61 (4.21%) Driving Licence
5 57 (3.93%) PKI
6 50 (3.45%) Robotics
7 47 (3.24%) Cyberthreat
8 45 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
9 40 (2.76%) User Experience
10 37 (2.55%) Blackberry
10 37 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (2.28%) Algorithms
12 30 (2.07%) Replication
13 26 (1.79%) Clustering
13 26 (1.79%) NHS
14 22 (1.52%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.90%) iPhone
16 13 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
17 11 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 732 (50.48%) Windows
2 398 (27.45%) Windows Server
3 242 (16.69%) Linux
4 222 (15.31%) Windows 10
5 94 (6.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 82 (5.66%) Windows Server 2019
7 81 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (4.07%) Windows 7
9 47 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (2.34%) Unix
11 27 (1.86%) Android
11 27 (1.86%) Apple iOS
11 27 (1.86%) Mac OS
12 23 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.10%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.90%) VMS
15 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (26.62%) ITIL
2 300 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
3 279 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (18.07%) DevOps
5 244 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
6 184 (12.69%) Analytics
7 178 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 146 (10.07%) Customer Engagement
9 143 (9.86%) Computer Science
10 126 (8.69%) Project Management
11 119 (8.21%) Software Licensing
12 118 (8.14%) Risk Management
13 114 (7.86%) Change Management
14 113 (7.79%) Presales
15 108 (7.45%) Service Delivery
16 104 (7.17%) Migration
17 101 (6.97%) Incident Management
18 99 (6.83%) CI/CD
19 96 (6.62%) Time Management
20 90 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 298 (20.55%) PowerShell
2 253 (17.45%) SQL
3 128 (8.83%) C#
4 80 (5.52%) Python
5 66 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 43 (2.97%) T-SQL
7 25 (1.72%) Bash
8 19 (1.31%) VB.NET
9 18 (1.24%) C
9 18 (1.24%) Java
10 13 (0.90%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.83%) PHP
12 11 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 10 (0.69%) Groovy
14 7 (0.48%) Ruby
14 7 (0.48%) U-SQL
15 6 (0.41%) C++
15 6 (0.41%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 491 (33.86%) MCSE
2 329 (22.69%) MCSA
3 258 (17.79%) Degree
4 221 (15.24%) MCP
5 154 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
6 140 (9.66%) CCNA
7 123 (8.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 105 (7.24%) Security Cleared
9 99 (6.83%) MCITP
10 76 (5.24%) SC Cleared
11 71 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
12 57 (3.93%) TOGAF Certification
13 49 (3.38%) CCNP
14 44 (3.03%) MCTS
15 33 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
16 30 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 28 (1.93%) A+ Certification
17 28 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
18 26 (1.79%) MCDST
19 24 (1.66%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (11.03%) SLA
2 63 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.07%) QA
4 24 (1.66%) GDPR
5 11 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.69%) NCSC
7 8 (0.55%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.34%) GRC
9 4 (0.28%) PMO
10 3 (0.21%) COBIT
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.21%) NIST
11 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
System Software
1 730 (50.34%) Active Directory
2 344 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (14.62%) Hyper-V
4 57 (3.93%) vSphere
5 45 (3.10%) XenApp
6 42 (2.90%) Docker
7 41 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.31%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.97%) VMware NSX
14 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.83%) Firmware
16 6 (0.41%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.41%) NFS
17 5 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 4 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 173 (11.93%) SCCM
2 126 (8.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 59 (4.07%) Terraform
4 49 (3.38%) Kubernetes
5 43 (2.97%) WSUS
6 35 (2.41%) Ansible
7 32 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
8 30 (2.07%) Backup Exec
8 30 (2.07%) NetBackup
9 21 (1.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 21 (1.45%) SCOM
10 16 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
10 16 (1.10%) Puppet
10 16 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
11 11 (0.76%) FortiGate
12 10 (0.69%) Consul
12 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (0.69%) Packer
13 9 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
14 8 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,303 (89.86%) Microsoft
2 475 (32.76%) VMware
3 241 (16.62%) Citrix
4 185 (12.76%) Cisco
5 102 (7.03%) Veeam
6 90 (6.21%) Apple
7 71 (4.90%) HP
8 67 (4.62%) ServiceNow
9 61 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (4.07%) Databricks
11 57 (3.93%) Dell
12 50 (3.45%) MuleSoft
13 48 (3.31%) Oracle
14 47 (3.24%) Adobe
15 38 (2.62%) Meraki
16 35 (2.41%) Sophos
17 29 (2.00%) Google
18 28 (1.93%) Avaya
19 26 (1.79%) Gemalto
19 26 (1.79%) Remedy