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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / England
Rank 162 125 95
Rank change year-on-year -37 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1601 2467 3071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.01% 2.56% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.10% 9.26% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 2110 2673
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19762 26642 27257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.77% 27.61% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15703 21576 21566
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -45 554 £42,500 -5.55% 70
South East -17 374 £35,000 -6.66% 43
East of England -23 156 £37,500 +10.29% 20
West Midlands -11 115 £35,000 -12.50% 19
Yorkshire -19 115 £37,500 +7.14% 10
North West -53 108 £40,000 +6.66% 31
East Midlands -3 91 £42,500 +21.42% 15
South West -45 88 £32,500 -5.79% 14
North East +9 17 £39,000 +41.81% 4
Midlands +17 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2707 (77.19%) Microsoft
2 2164 (61.71%) Windows
3 1811 (51.64%) MCSE
4 1677 (47.82%) Active Directory
5 1364 (38.89%) VMware
6 1247 (35.56%) Windows Server
7 1210 (34.50%) MS Excel
8 1057 (30.14%) SQL Server
9 973 (27.74%) ITIL
10 951 (27.12%) MCSA
11 869 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 832 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 808 (23.04%) SQL
14 788 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 782 (22.30%) MS Exchange
15 782 (22.30%) Office 365
16 764 (21.79%) Cisco
17 698 (19.90%) Hyper-V
18 697 (19.87%) MCP
19 694 (19.79%) Cisco Certification
20 613 (17.48%) Citrix
21 599 (17.08%) Firewall
22 585 (16.68%) CCNA
23 574 (16.37%) Degree
24 561 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
25 510 (14.54%) .NET
26 505 (14.40%) Windows 7
27 492 (14.03%) MCITP
28 488 (13.92%) DNS
29 471 (13.43%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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
1 782 (22.30%) MS Exchange
2 389 (11.09%) SharePoint
3 357 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 289 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 229 (6.53%) Skype for Business
6 227 (6.47%) IIS
7 113 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 82 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 64 (1.82%) Apache
10 48 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 43 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 34 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
14 30 (0.86%) CMS
15 28 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
16 25 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 24 (0.68%) SAS
18 23 (0.66%) OpenStack
19 22 (0.63%) Confluence
20 19 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1210 (34.50%) MS Excel
2 456 (13.00%) MS Office
3 55 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.14%) MS Project
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.029%) Revit
8 1 (0.029%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 70 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.086%) Eikon
6 3 (0.086%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.086%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.057%) Magento
7 2 (0.057%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.057%) Workfront
8 1 (0.029%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.029%) Maximo
8 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.029%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 782 (22.30%) Office 365
2 561 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 177 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (2.74%) SaaS
5 70 (2.00%) IaaS
6 59 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 57 (1.63%) PaaS
8 47 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.57%) G Suite
10 17 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 16 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
13 6 (0.17%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.14%) Akamai
14 5 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.14%) Yammer
15 4 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 599 (17.08%) Firewall
2 488 (13.92%) DNS
3 471 (13.43%) SAN
4 389 (11.09%) LAN
5 384 (10.95%) DHCP
6 382 (10.89%) WAN
7 306 (8.73%) TCP/IP
8 253 (7.21%) VPN
9 171 (4.88%) VoIP
10 153 (4.36%) Skype
11 123 (3.51%) Internet
12 120 (3.42%) VLAN
13 91 (2.59%) Network Security
14 89 (2.54%) Wireless
15 85 (2.42%) NAS
16 65 (1.85%) Unified Communications
17 62 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
18 55 (1.57%) SMTP
19 53 (1.51%) MPLS
20 48 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1057 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 306 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 257 (7.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 254 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 183 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 167 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 110 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
8 107 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 106 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 84 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 79 (2.25%) Big Data
12 63 (1.80%) MySQL
13 48 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 48 (1.37%) Power BI
14 40 (1.14%) QlikView
14 40 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 33 (0.94%) MongoDB
16 25 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (0.63%) OLTP
18 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 118 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 62 (1.77%) JIRA
4 31 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
5 28 (0.80%) NUnit
6 27 (0.77%) Moq
7 26 (0.74%) MSI
8 22 (0.63%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.26%) MorphX
10 8 (0.23%) InstallShield
11 7 (0.20%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.20%) WinDbg
12 5 (0.14%) Redmine
12 5 (0.14%) Selenium
12 5 (0.14%) WiX
13 4 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.11%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 462 (13.17%) Finance
2 132 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 105 (2.99%) Legal
4 73 (2.08%) Games
5 70 (2.00%) Banking
6 66 (1.88%) Retail
7 55 (1.57%) Advertising
8 52 (1.48%) Marketing
9 43 (1.23%) Law
10 31 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.68%) Automotive
12 22 (0.63%) Billing
13 19 (0.54%) Back Office
13 19 (0.54%) Multimedia
14 17 (0.48%) Publishing
15 14 (0.40%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.29%) Electronics
17 10 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
18 9 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 506 (14.43%) Support Engineer
2 495 (14.11%) Analyst
3 416 (11.86%) Developer
4 399 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 257 (7.33%) Consultant
6 248 (7.07%) IT Support
7 242 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 236 (6.73%) Support Analyst
9 231 (6.59%) Administrator
10 218 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 203 (5.79%) Architect
12 199 (5.67%) IT Engineer
13 182 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
14 173 (4.93%) .NET Developer
14 173 (4.93%) DBA
15 168 (4.79%) SQL DBA
16 152 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
17 147 (4.19%) C# Developer
18 141 (4.02%) VMware Engineer
19 138 (3.93%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 510 (14.54%) .NET
2 305 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 216 (6.16%) HTML
4 187 (5.33%) CSS
5 154 (4.39%) Web Services
6 146 (4.16%) .NET Framework
7 143 (4.08%) jQuery
8 129 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 105 (2.99%) AngularJS
10 103 (2.94%) XML
11 86 (2.45%) WCF
12 64 (1.82%) Entity Framework
13 63 (1.80%) KnockoutJS
14 62 (1.77%) HTML5
14 62 (1.77%) REST
15 56 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 55 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
17 52 (1.48%) LINQ
18 41 (1.17%) NHibernate
19 40 (1.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 358 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 279 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 221 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 143 (4.08%) Clustering
5 110 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 101 (2.88%) Replication
7 98 (2.79%) Driving Licence
8 86 (2.45%) Blackberry
9 78 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
10 75 (2.14%) Public Cloud
11 65 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
12 60 (1.71%) Client/Server
13 44 (1.25%) User Experience
14 40 (1.14%) Fintech
14 40 (1.14%) PKI
15 37 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
16 34 (0.97%) Private Cloud
17 33 (0.94%) iPad
18 32 (0.91%) iPhone
19 29 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2164 (61.71%) Windows
2 1247 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 832 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 788 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 505 (14.40%) Windows 7
6 327 (9.32%) Linux
7 270 (7.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 252 (7.19%) Windows 10
9 203 (5.79%) Windows 8
10 88 (2.51%) Mac OS X
11 79 (2.25%) Android
11 79 (2.25%) Unix
12 71 (2.02%) Windows XP
13 53 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 47 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 36 (1.03%) Mac OS
16 35 (1.00%) CentOS
17 29 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.80%) Solaris
19 21 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 973 (27.74%) ITIL
2 368 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 222 (6.33%) High Availability
5 216 (6.16%) MVC
6 208 (5.93%) Migration
7 195 (5.56%) Presales
8 194 (5.53%) Service Management
9 184 (5.25%) Project Management
10 174 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
11 166 (4.73%) Service Delivery
12 162 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
13 160 (4.56%) Scrum
14 155 (4.42%) PRINCE2
15 152 (4.33%) ITIL V3
16 148 (4.22%) Mentoring
17 138 (3.93%) Time Management
18 128 (3.65%) Change Management
19 126 (3.59%) CRM
20 123 (3.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 808 (23.04%) SQL
2 453 (12.92%) C#
3 396 (11.29%) PowerShell
4 269 (7.67%) JavaScript
5 242 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 80 (2.28%) VB.NET
6 80 (2.28%) VBScript
7 63 (1.80%) Python
8 54 (1.54%) C
9 53 (1.51%) VB
10 50 (1.43%) Perl
11 47 (1.34%) C++
12 43 (1.23%) Java
12 43 (1.23%) PHP
13 32 (0.91%) TypeScript
14 29 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 28 (0.80%) R
16 23 (0.66%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1811 (51.64%) MCSE
2 951 (27.12%) MCSA
3 697 (19.87%) MCP
4 694 (19.79%) Cisco Certification
5 585 (16.68%) CCNA
6 574 (16.37%) Degree
7 492 (14.03%) MCITP
8 375 (10.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 219 (6.24%) MCTS
10 171 (4.88%) Security Cleared
11 164 (4.68%) CCNP
12 159 (4.53%) Citrix Certification
13 134 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
14 121 (3.45%) A+ Certification
15 120 (3.42%) MCSD
16 100 (2.85%) CCA
17 97 (2.77%) SC Cleared
18 87 (2.48%) MCDST
19 80 (2.28%) CISSP
20 71 (2.02%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (8.33%) SLA
2 85 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 65 (1.85%) QA
4 63 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.23%) COBIT
6 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.086%) MiFID
8 3 (0.086%) PMO
8 3 (0.086%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.057%) GPG13
9 2 (0.057%) WAI
9 2 (0.057%) WCAG
10 1 (0.029%) GCP
10 1 (0.029%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.029%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1677 (47.82%) Active Directory
2 869 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 698 (19.90%) Hyper-V
4 230 (6.56%) vSphere
5 215 (6.13%) XenApp
6 92 (2.62%) XenDesktop
7 80 (2.28%) VMware ESX
8 61 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
9 59 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
10 52 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
11 40 (1.14%) Terminal Services
12 31 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.71%) vCloud
14 23 (0.66%) VMware Server
15 19 (0.54%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.51%) NFS
17 17 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 16 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
18 16 (0.46%) UAG
18 16 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 391 (11.15%) SCCM
2 162 (4.62%) SCOM
3 89 (2.54%) WSUS
4 80 (2.28%) Backup Exec
5 44 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 41 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 37 (1.06%) Puppet
8 32 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (0.86%) AirWatch
10 23 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
11 20 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 20 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (0.57%) SCVMM
12 19 (0.54%) SCOrch
13 18 (0.51%) Nessus
14 17 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.46%) Ansible
15 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
15 16 (0.46%) Nagios
16 15 (0.43%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2707 (77.19%) Microsoft
2 1364 (38.89%) VMware
3 764 (21.79%) Cisco
4 613 (17.48%) Citrix
5 320 (9.12%) HP
6 208 (5.93%) NetApp
7 146 (4.16%) Dell
8 143 (4.08%) Oracle
9 125 (3.56%) Veeam
10 104 (2.97%) EMC
11 102 (2.91%) Apple
12 75 (2.14%) Red Hat
13 68 (1.94%) Google
14 67 (1.91%) Avaya
15 63 (1.80%) Juniper
16 56 (1.60%) Symantec
17 51 (1.45%) SolarWinds
18 45 (1.28%) IBM
19 44 (1.25%) SonicWALL
20 41 (1.17%) Tableau
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: 17 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 13 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: 10 hours ago