Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 197 178
Rank change year-on-year -106 -19 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,237 776 2,642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.76% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 7.87% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 891 669 2,160
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £23,475
25th Percentile £32,625 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £59,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22,562 9,862 30,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.83% 22.31% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,205 7,584 22,714
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £82,500
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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -163 326 £50,000 -9.09% 93
South East -58 308 £42,500 -5.56% 72
North of England -100 204 £43,000 +0.58% 103
Midlands -65 203 £42,500 +13.33% 47
West Midlands -75 122 £45,000 +36.36% 28
North West -90 102 £52,500 - 71
South West -73 99 £42,230 -11.10% 27
East of England -42 87 £45,000 -5.26% 36
East Midlands -29 81 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Yorkshire -62 69 £40,000 +14.29% 21
North East -31 34 £30,500 -18.67% 11
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 1,077 (87.07%) Microsoft
2 732 (59.18%) Azure
3 630 (50.93%) Active Directory
4 604 (48.83%) Windows
5 504 (40.74%) Microsoft 365
6 459 (37.11%) VMware
7 440 (35.57%) MCSE
8 349 (28.21%) ITIL
9 331 (26.76%) MCSA
9 331 (26.76%) Windows Server
10 329 (26.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 318 (25.71%) Social Skills
12 302 (24.41%) SQL Server
13 288 (23.28%) SQL
14 244 (19.73%) Citrix
15 234 (18.92%) PowerShell
16 228 (18.43%) Firewall
17 219 (17.70%) Hyper-V
18 200 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
19 194 (15.68%) Cybersecurity
20 180 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
21 178 (14.39%) MCP
21 178 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
22 177 (14.31%) Degree
23 175 (14.15%) DNS
23 175 (14.15%) Windows 10
24 174 (14.07%) DevOps
25 173 (13.99%) SharePoint
26 171 (13.82%) Project Management
27 161 (13.02%) CCNA

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
1 173 (13.99%) SharePoint
2 83 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 50 (4.04%) IIS
4 18 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (1.29%) CMS
7 15 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.05%) WordPress
9 12 (0.97%) Confluence
10 9 (0.73%) Apache
11 8 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.16%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.16%) Kentico
15 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 152 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.65%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.05%) Sage 200
3 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.40%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.24%) Workfront
6 2 (0.16%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.16%) Sage BI
6 2 (0.16%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.081%) Maximo
7 1 (0.081%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.081%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.081%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.081%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.081%) Shopify
7 1 (0.081%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 732 (59.18%) Azure
2 504 (40.74%) Microsoft 365
3 159 (12.85%) AWS
4 138 (11.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 108 (8.73%) IaaS
6 101 (8.16%) Power Platform
7 89 (7.19%) PaaS
8 88 (7.11%) SaaS
9 81 (6.55%) Serverless
10 45 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
11 38 (3.07%) Azure Data Factory
11 38 (3.07%) OneDrive
12 33 (2.67%) Mimecast
13 31 (2.51%) Power Automate
14 28 (2.26%) GCP
15 27 (2.18%) Azure Key Vault
16 26 (2.10%) PowerApps
17 20 (1.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 20 (1.62%) Azure Logic Apps
17 20 (1.62%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 228 (18.43%) Firewall
2 175 (14.15%) DNS
3 150 (12.13%) DHCP
4 135 (10.91%) WAN
5 126 (10.19%) LAN
6 95 (7.68%) SAN
7 90 (7.28%) TCP/IP
8 89 (7.19%) VPN
9 81 (6.55%) VLAN
10 54 (4.37%) Network Security
11 41 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (3.23%) VoIP
13 39 (3.15%) Wireless
14 33 (2.67%) NAS
15 32 (2.59%) Internet
16 28 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
17 22 (1.78%) MPLS
18 16 (1.29%) Skype
19 15 (1.21%) SSL
20 14 (1.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (24.41%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.77%) Power BI
3 40 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 36 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (2.18%) MySQL
9 26 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (1.94%) Data Lake
11 20 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
11 20 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
12 19 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (1.05%) PolyBase
14 13 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.89%) Big Data
17 10 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 34 (2.75%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.26%) JIRA
2 28 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (1.05%) Grunt
3 13 (1.05%) gulp
3 13 (1.05%) webpack
4 10 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.32%) Snyk
7 3 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.24%) MSI
7 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.16%) AppScan
8 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.16%) Maven
9 1 (0.081%) GitLab
9 1 (0.081%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.081%) Postman
General
1 318 (25.71%) Social Skills
2 133 (10.75%) Finance
3 64 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.12%) Public Sector
5 33 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
6 31 (2.51%) Banking
7 30 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.02%) Law
9 24 (1.94%) Retail
10 23 (1.86%) Legal
11 20 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
12 18 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.13%) Local Government
15 11 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
16 10 (0.81%) Marketing
17 9 (0.73%) Automotive
18 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
19 7 (0.57%) Advertising
20 5 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 187 (15.12%) Architect
2 158 (12.77%) Analyst
3 131 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 103 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 92 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
6 88 (7.11%) Developer
7 81 (6.55%) IT Support
8 69 (5.58%) IT Engineer
8 69 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 67 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 65 (5.25%) Azure Architect
11 54 (4.37%) Consultant
12 52 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
13 48 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
13 48 (3.88%) IT Manager
14 44 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 44 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
15 43 (3.48%) Administrator
15 43 (3.48%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (8.49%) .NET
2 61 (4.93%) HTML
3 60 (4.85%) AngularJS
4 57 (4.61%) CSS
5 55 (4.45%) ASP.NET
6 42 (3.40%) React
7 38 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (2.67%) .NET Core
9 30 (2.43%) .NET Framework
10 27 (2.18%) HTML5
11 26 (2.10%) Vue.js
12 23 (1.86%) Web Services
13 19 (1.54%) Node.js
14 17 (1.37%) Entity Framework
14 17 (1.37%) REST
15 16 (1.29%) jQuery
16 15 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 15 (1.21%) KnockoutJS
17 13 (1.05%) Dapper ORM
17 13 (1.05%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.79%) Public Cloud
3 83 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.48%) PKI
5 42 (3.40%) Driving Licence
6 35 (2.83%) Algorithms
7 34 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
9 30 (2.43%) Legacy Systems
10 29 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 29 (2.34%) Replication
10 29 (2.34%) User Experience
11 21 (1.70%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.21%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.21%) Thin Client
14 14 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.97%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.97%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 604 (48.83%) Windows
2 331 (26.76%) Windows Server
3 175 (14.15%) Windows 10
4 135 (10.91%) Linux
5 102 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (7.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 85 (6.87%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (3.15%) Android
9 39 (3.15%) Windows 7
10 38 (3.07%) Apple iOS
11 27 (2.18%) Mac OS
12 19 (1.54%) Unix
13 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (1.05%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.89%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.73%) CentOS
17 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.49%) VMS
18 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (28.21%) ITIL
2 200 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
3 194 (15.68%) Cybersecurity
4 178 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (14.07%) DevOps
6 171 (13.82%) Project Management
7 132 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 124 (10.02%) Presales
9 123 (9.94%) Analytics
10 100 (8.08%) Service Delivery
11 95 (7.68%) Customer Engagement
12 88 (7.11%) Migration
13 85 (6.87%) Software Licensing
14 81 (6.55%) Service Management
15 78 (6.31%) Mentoring
16 77 (6.22%) Time Management
17 73 (5.90%) Computer Science
18 71 (5.74%) ITSM
19 63 (5.09%) PRINCE2
20 61 (4.93%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 288 (23.28%) SQL
2 234 (18.92%) PowerShell
3 99 (8.00%) C#
4 83 (6.71%) JavaScript
5 39 (3.15%) T-SQL
6 36 (2.91%) Python
7 17 (1.37%) VB.NET
8 16 (1.29%) PHP
9 13 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.05%) U-SQL
10 12 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.89%) Java
12 9 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 9 (0.73%) VB
12 9 (0.73%) VBScript
13 6 (0.49%) Perl
14 5 (0.40%) VBA
14 5 (0.40%) X++
15 4 (0.32%) Ruby
16 3 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 440 (35.57%) MCSE
2 331 (26.76%) MCSA
3 180 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
4 178 (14.39%) MCP
5 177 (14.31%) Degree
6 161 (13.02%) CCNA
7 106 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 80 (6.47%) MCITP
9 57 (4.61%) Security Cleared
10 51 (4.12%) Citrix Certification
11 49 (3.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 46 (3.72%) SC Cleared
13 37 (2.99%) CCNP
14 35 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
15 32 (2.59%) A+ Certification
16 31 (2.51%) CCA
16 31 (2.51%) CISSP
16 31 (2.51%) DV Cleared
17 29 (2.34%) TOGAF Certification
18 26 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (10.43%) SLA
2 42 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.70%) QA
4 15 (1.21%) GDPR
5 13 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.65%) NCSC
8 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.49%) GRC
9 6 (0.49%) NIST
10 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.32%) PMO
12 2 (0.16%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.16%) HL7
13 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 630 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 329 (26.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 101 (8.16%) vSphere
5 52 (4.20%) XenApp
6 37 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (2.67%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.29%) Docker
9 16 (1.29%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.13%) BitLocker
11 13 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.57%) Firmware
14 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.57%) NFS
15 6 (0.49%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 133 (10.75%) SCCM
2 119 (9.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 60 (4.85%) WSUS
4 37 (2.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 28 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
6 22 (1.78%) SCOM
7 21 (1.70%) Terraform
8 20 (1.62%) Ansible
9 18 (1.46%) Kubernetes
9 18 (1.46%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.29%) Nagios
11 11 (0.89%) Puppet
12 9 (0.73%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.65%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.57%) vRealize
15 6 (0.49%) Icinga
15 6 (0.49%) Scalr
15 6 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,077 (87.07%) Microsoft
2 459 (37.11%) VMware
3 244 (19.73%) Citrix
4 152 (12.29%) Cisco
5 79 (6.39%) Veeam
6 57 (4.61%) ServiceNow
7 51 (4.12%) HP
8 48 (3.88%) Apple
9 46 (3.72%) Oracle
9 46 (3.72%) Sophos
10 37 (2.99%) Dell
10 37 (2.99%) Google
11 32 (2.59%) Databricks
12 29 (2.34%) IBM
12 29 (2.34%) NetApp
13 27 (2.18%) Gemalto
14 24 (1.94%) SolarWinds
15 23 (1.86%) Adobe
16 21 (1.70%) Meraki
16 21 (1.70%) Xamarin