Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 167 167
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2,633 3,229 3,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.05% 2.08% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.62% 8.77% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,193 2,584 3,145
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%

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 30,550 36,824 40,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.77% 23.71% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 22,231 27,477 31,354
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +13 839 £50,000 +5.26% 184
South East +7 598 £45,000 +12.50% 143
North of England +12 497 £33,000 -12.00% 118
Midlands -34 291 £40,000 - 71
Yorkshire +44 253 £25,500 -27.14% 40
South West -32 232 £43,500 +8.75% 52
North West -30 208 £37,500 - 63
West Midlands -25 181 £40,000 -1.23% 43
East of England -13 164 £41,000 -3.53% 43
East Midlands -19 108 £40,000 - 28
North East +35 36 £29,000 -22.67% 15
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2,083 (79.11%) Microsoft
2 1,633 (62.02%) Windows
3 1,409 (53.51%) MCSE
4 1,378 (52.34%) Active Directory
5 1,090 (41.40%) Office 365
6 1,029 (39.08%) VMware
7 1,008 (38.28%) Azure
8 900 (34.18%) ITIL
9 895 (33.99%) MCSA
10 867 (32.93%) Windows Server
11 718 (27.27%) Cisco
12 706 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
13 653 (24.80%) CCNA
14 648 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 586 (22.26%) Firewall
16 581 (22.07%) Citrix
17 499 (18.95%) SQL
17 499 (18.95%) SQL Server
18 498 (18.91%) Windows 10
19 474 (18.00%) MCP
20 470 (17.85%) Microsoft Office
21 464 (17.62%) DNS
22 458 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
23 453 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 440 (16.71%) Degree
25 438 (16.64%) Hyper-V
26 423 (16.07%) DHCP
27 421 (15.99%) MS Exchange
28 408 (15.50%) PowerShell
29 406 (15.42%) Problem-Solving

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
1 421 (15.99%) MS Exchange
2 314 (11.93%) SharePoint
3 162 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 155 (5.89%) Skype for Business
5 153 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 81 (3.08%) IIS
7 68 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 41 (1.56%) Apache Spark
9 41 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.53%) Confluence
12 14 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.49%) CMS
14 8 (0.30%) Apache
15 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.23%) SAS
15 6 (0.23%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 470 (17.85%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.038%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.038%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.49%) Workfront
3 11 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.30%) assyst
6 6 (0.23%) Exstream
7 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.15%) Line 50
8 4 (0.15%) Line 500
8 4 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.076%) Magento
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.076%) SAP CCM
11 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.038%) Eze OMS
11 1 (0.038%) Infor SunSystems
11 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.038%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,090 (41.40%) Office 365
2 1,008 (38.28%) Azure
3 318 (12.08%) AWS
4 290 (11.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 119 (4.52%) IaaS
6 86 (3.27%) PaaS
7 74 (2.81%) SaaS
8 67 (2.54%) GCP
9 51 (1.94%) Power Platform
10 44 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 44 (1.67%) OpenShift
11 42 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
12 41 (1.56%) OneDrive
13 27 (1.03%) G Suite
14 23 (0.87%) Mimecast
15 17 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 16 (0.61%) PowerApps
17 13 (0.49%) Serverless
18 11 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
18 11 (0.42%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 586 (22.26%) Firewall
2 464 (17.62%) DNS
3 423 (16.07%) DHCP
4 312 (11.85%) TCP/IP
5 288 (10.94%) LAN
6 284 (10.79%) WAN
7 253 (9.61%) VoIP
8 217 (8.24%) SAN
9 204 (7.75%) Wireless
10 163 (6.19%) VPN
11 148 (5.62%) Skype
12 117 (4.44%) ADSL
13 114 (4.33%) Network Security
14 102 (3.87%) Broadband
15 99 (3.76%) 3G
16 97 (3.68%) VLAN
17 74 (2.81%) Internet
18 73 (2.77%) NAS
19 63 (2.39%) iSCSI
20 55 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 89 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 89 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (2.85%) Big Data
4 67 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (1.67%) Power BI
6 44 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 43 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 34 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 33 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 28 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
14 18 (0.68%) OLAP
14 18 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
15 16 (0.61%) Data Lake
16 14 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 79 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 62 (2.35%) JIRA
4 44 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 39 (1.48%) git-flow
6 38 (1.44%) MSI
7 37 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 34 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 23 (0.87%) InstallShield
11 14 (0.53%) HP UFT
11 14 (0.53%) LoadRunner
12 11 (0.42%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.30%) NUnit
15 6 (0.23%) Moq
15 6 (0.23%) Subversion
15 6 (0.23%) Terragrunt
15 6 (0.23%) TortoiseSVN
16 5 (0.19%) GCC
General
1 373 (14.17%) Finance
2 101 (3.84%) Public Sector
3 72 (2.73%) Retail
4 68 (2.58%) Legal
5 53 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 46 (1.75%) Law
7 42 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.25%) Games
9 28 (1.06%) Banking
9 28 (1.06%) Marketing
10 17 (0.65%) Electronics
11 14 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.34%) Automotive
13 9 (0.34%) Back Office
14 7 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.19%) Advertising
15 5 (0.19%) Local Government
15 5 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 438 (16.64%) Analyst
2 372 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 315 (11.96%) Support Engineer
4 291 (11.05%) Consultant
5 223 (8.47%) IT Engineer
6 217 (8.24%) Support Analyst
7 207 (7.86%) IT Support
8 188 (7.14%) Developer
9 147 (5.58%) Technical Support
10 136 (5.17%) Architect
11 135 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 125 (4.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 114 (4.33%) IT Analyst
14 111 (4.22%) Technical Analyst
15 108 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 106 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
17 104 (3.95%) Administrator
18 92 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
19 91 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
20 90 (3.42%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (9.38%) .NET
2 136 (5.17%) ASP.NET
3 90 (3.42%) HTML
4 84 (3.19%) CSS
5 78 (2.96%) Web Services
6 68 (2.58%) AngularJS
7 64 (2.43%) REST
8 59 (2.24%) Kafka
9 56 (2.13%) Node.js
10 48 (1.82%) React
11 46 (1.75%) Spring
12 44 (1.67%) Vue.js
13 42 (1.60%) jQuery
14 40 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 39 (1.48%) GraphQL
15 39 (1.48%) Spring MVC
16 38 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (1.37%) .NET Core
17 36 (1.37%) JSON
18 35 (1.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 324 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 189 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (6.68%) Management Information System
4 143 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
5 87 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 80 (3.04%) Driving Licence
7 64 (2.43%) Clustering
8 47 (1.79%) Blackberry
9 41 (1.56%) Replication
10 40 (1.52%) PKI
11 37 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 36 (1.37%) User Experience
13 30 (1.14%) Private Cloud
14 29 (1.10%) iPhone
15 28 (1.06%) CESG
15 28 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (0.99%) Smartphone
17 19 (0.72%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,633 (62.02%) Windows
2 867 (32.93%) Windows Server
3 498 (18.91%) Windows 10
4 458 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 346 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 333 (12.65%) Linux
7 316 (12.00%) Windows 7
8 146 (5.55%) Windows 8
9 106 (4.03%) Unix
10 87 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 85 (3.23%) Android
12 83 (3.15%) Apple iOS
13 72 (2.73%) Mac OS X
14 45 (1.71%) Mac OS
15 32 (1.22%) Solaris
16 30 (1.14%) CentOS
17 29 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 28 (1.06%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.49%) AIX
19 13 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 900 (34.18%) ITIL
2 453 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 406 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
4 278 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (7.44%) Service Management
6 190 (7.22%) Project Management
7 187 (7.10%) Migration
8 183 (6.95%) Mentoring
9 180 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 173 (6.57%) Presales
11 159 (6.04%) Change Management
12 147 (5.58%) PRINCE2
13 132 (5.01%) Cybersecurity
13 132 (5.01%) Project Delivery
14 130 (4.94%) ITIL V3
15 127 (4.82%) Service Delivery
16 116 (4.41%) Time Management
17 114 (4.33%) DevOps
17 114 (4.33%) MVC
18 112 (4.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 499 (18.95%) SQL
2 408 (15.50%) PowerShell
3 201 (7.63%) C#
4 117 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 83 (3.15%) C
6 72 (2.73%) Python
7 70 (2.66%) T-SQL
8 51 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 36 (1.37%) Java
10 35 (1.33%) VB
11 34 (1.29%) VBScript
12 27 (1.03%) C++
13 26 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 19 (0.72%) VBA
15 18 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.57%) PHP
17 10 (0.38%) TypeScript
18 9 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 9 (0.34%) VB6
19 8 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 1,409 (53.51%) MCSE
2 895 (33.99%) MCSA
3 706 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
4 653 (24.80%) CCNA
5 474 (18.00%) MCP
6 440 (16.71%) Degree
7 404 (15.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 303 (11.51%) MCITP
9 175 (6.65%) CCNP
10 142 (5.39%) Security Cleared
11 107 (4.06%) CISSP
12 94 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
13 93 (3.53%) A+ Certification
14 84 (3.19%) SC Cleared
15 81 (3.08%) Network+ Certification
16 77 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
17 74 (2.81%) MCTS
18 60 (2.28%) MCDST
19 58 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
19 58 (2.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (9.38%) SLA
2 158 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (3.11%) ISO 9001
4 70 (2.66%) QA
5 44 (1.67%) GDPR
6 32 (1.22%) NIST
6 32 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (0.72%) PMO
9 18 (0.68%) NCSC
10 17 (0.65%) COBIT
11 15 (0.57%) Data Quality
12 13 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (0.38%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.15%) RMADS
18 1 (0.038%) BS7799
18 1 (0.038%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1,378 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 648 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 438 (16.64%) Hyper-V
4 183 (6.95%) XenApp
5 128 (4.86%) vSphere
6 91 (3.46%) Docker
7 90 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (3.23%) XenDesktop
9 58 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 46 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
11 37 (1.41%) Firmware
12 34 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 26 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 26 (0.99%) NFS
14 24 (0.91%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.76%) VMware NSX
16 19 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 17 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
18 13 (0.49%) BitLocker
19 12 (0.46%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 363 (13.79%) SCCM
2 164 (6.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 123 (4.67%) WSUS
4 74 (2.81%) Kubernetes
5 54 (2.05%) Ansible
6 47 (1.79%) SCOM
7 40 (1.52%) Backup Exec
8 36 (1.37%) Terraform
9 33 (1.25%) vCenter Server
10 25 (0.95%) Puppet
10 25 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
11 24 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 23 (0.87%) NetBackup
13 21 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 17 (0.65%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.53%) HP ALM
15 14 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
16 13 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2,083 (79.11%) Microsoft
2 1,029 (39.08%) VMware
3 718 (27.27%) Cisco
4 581 (22.07%) Citrix
5 212 (8.05%) HP
6 160 (6.08%) NetApp
7 154 (5.85%) Meraki
8 139 (5.28%) Aruba
9 125 (4.75%) Dell
10 120 (4.56%) ServiceNow
11 114 (4.33%) Veeam
12 113 (4.29%) Polycom
13 87 (3.30%) Oracle
14 79 (3.00%) Apple
15 77 (2.92%) Nimble Storage
16 63 (2.39%) Google
17 54 (2.05%) Red Hat
18 53 (2.01%) EMC
19 47 (1.79%) WatchGuard
20 46 (1.75%) CommVault