Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 160 146
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2,845 3,661 3,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.02% 2.24% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.31% 9.42% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,284 3,101 3,294
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%

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 34,246 38,857 42,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.27% 23.77% 25.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25,226 30,402 34,181
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -56 916 £47,500 +5.56% 174
South East +2 619 £42,000 +5.00% 107
Midlands +37 426 £40,000 +5.26% 103
North of England -30 419 £32,500 -7.14% 97
West Midlands +35 268 £40,000 +1.27% 60
East of England +3 247 £45,000 +3.45% 58
South West -19 227 £41,000 +9.33% 52
North West -46 214 £37,500 +15.38% 49
East Midlands +41 156 £40,000 +9.59% 43
Yorkshire -9 147 £26,750 -36.69% 37
North East +18 58 £30,000 -33.33% 11
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2,317 (81.44%) Microsoft
2 1,741 (61.20%) Windows
3 1,621 (56.98%) MCSE
4 1,351 (47.49%) Active Directory
5 1,123 (39.47%) VMware
6 941 (33.08%) ITIL
7 939 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 932 (32.76%) Office 365
9 891 (31.32%) Windows Server
10 883 (31.04%) MCSA
11 661 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 636 (22.36%) Cisco
13 609 (21.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 590 (20.74%) Firewall
15 581 (20.42%) SQL
16 569 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
17 556 (19.54%) SQL Server
18 534 (18.77%) Citrix
19 504 (17.72%) MS Exchange
20 501 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
21 467 (16.41%) MCP
22 463 (16.27%) CCNA
23 462 (16.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 437 (15.36%) DNS
25 433 (15.22%) Windows 10
26 430 (15.11%) Degree
27 427 (15.01%) Microsoft Office
28 425 (14.94%) PowerShell
29 424 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
30 416 (14.62%) Hyper-V

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
1 504 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 292 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 189 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 159 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 146 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 92 (3.23%) IIS
7 78 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 30 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (0.95%) CMS
12 25 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (0.74%) IBM Notes
14 17 (0.60%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.53%) Apache
16 13 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.42%) Confluence
18 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
19 9 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 427 (15.01%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 43 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.070%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.070%) CATIA
7 2 (0.070%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.070%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.035%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.035%) Revit
8 1 (0.035%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 98 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
7 6 (0.21%) Lawson
7 6 (0.21%) Workfront
8 3 (0.11%) BPCS
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.070%) Aareon QL
9 2 (0.070%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.070%) MIS ActiveH
9 2 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.070%) OPENHousing
9 2 (0.070%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.070%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 939 (33.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 932 (32.76%) Office 365
3 328 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
4 140 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 103 (3.62%) SaaS
6 100 (3.51%) IaaS
6 100 (3.51%) PaaS
7 79 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
8 43 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (1.44%) Amazon S3
10 39 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
10 39 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 37 (1.30%) Serverless
12 31 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
13 30 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
13 30 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (0.98%) OneDrive
15 25 (0.88%) GitHub
16 22 (0.77%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 590 (20.74%) Firewall
2 437 (15.36%) DNS
3 358 (12.58%) DHCP
4 336 (11.81%) TCP/IP
5 276 (9.70%) WAN
6 266 (9.35%) SAN
7 259 (9.10%) LAN
8 172 (6.05%) VPN
9 167 (5.87%) Wireless
10 163 (5.73%) VoIP
11 152 (5.34%) VLAN
12 128 (4.50%) Internet
12 128 (4.50%) Network Security
13 119 (4.18%) Skype
14 81 (2.85%) NAS
15 80 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
16 61 (2.14%) MPLS
17 50 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
18 49 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
19 48 (1.69%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 556 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 152 (5.34%) Relational Database
3 130 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 122 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 91 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
9 78 (2.74%) Power BI
10 72 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 66 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 61 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
12 61 (2.14%) MySQL
13 48 (1.69%) Big Data
13 48 (1.69%) RDBMS
14 45 (1.58%) Cosmos DB
15 39 (1.37%) MongoDB
16 36 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 35 (1.23%) NoSQL
18 33 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 77 (2.71%) Visual Studio
2 66 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 55 (1.93%) JIRA
4 49 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 30 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (0.74%) Selenium
9 20 (0.70%) Redmine
10 19 (0.67%) MSI
11 18 (0.63%) TeamCity
12 17 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (0.60%) Bitbucket
12 17 (0.60%) CodeSonar
12 17 (0.60%) git-flow
12 17 (0.60%) Robot Framework
13 13 (0.46%) Jasmine
13 13 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
13 13 (0.46%) MSTest
14 12 (0.42%) gulp
General
1 378 (13.29%) Finance
2 146 (5.13%) Retail
3 93 (3.27%) Banking
4 63 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 54 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 49 (1.72%) Legal
7 46 (1.62%) Games
8 38 (1.34%) Law
9 22 (0.77%) Marketing
10 18 (0.63%) Advertising
11 17 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.56%) Back Office
12 16 (0.56%) Billing
13 15 (0.53%) Front Office
14 13 (0.46%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.42%) Automotive
15 12 (0.42%) Military
16 10 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 386 (13.57%) Analyst
2 346 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 345 (12.13%) Support Engineer
4 237 (8.33%) Architect
4 237 (8.33%) Developer
5 207 (7.28%) Support Analyst
6 197 (6.92%) IT Support
7 180 (6.33%) Administrator
8 175 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 173 (6.08%) IT Engineer
10 168 (5.91%) Consultant
11 152 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
12 136 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
13 126 (4.43%) Technical Support
14 112 (3.94%) .NET Developer
14 112 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 105 (3.69%) DBA
16 100 (3.51%) IT Analyst
17 99 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
18 98 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (10.23%) .NET
2 161 (5.66%) ASP.NET
3 139 (4.89%) HTML
4 114 (4.01%) Web Services
5 92 (3.23%) jQuery
6 76 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 72 (2.53%) CSS
8 62 (2.18%) AngularJS
9 56 (1.97%) .NET Framework
10 52 (1.83%) HTML5
11 39 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
12 33 (1.16%) REST
13 29 (1.02%) LDAP
14 27 (0.95%) WinForms
15 26 (0.91%) Entity Framework
15 26 (0.91%) React
15 26 (0.91%) WCF
16 25 (0.88%) Software Packaging
16 25 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 331 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 246 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
4 104 (3.66%) Clustering
5 102 (3.59%) Public Cloud
6 101 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 80 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
8 79 (2.78%) Replication
9 61 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 45 (1.58%) Driving Licence
11 43 (1.51%) User Experience
12 39 (1.37%) Blackberry
13 34 (1.20%) PKI
14 32 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
15 31 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 30 (1.05%) Mobile App
17 29 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
17 29 (1.02%) Data Structures
18 27 (0.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 21 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,741 (61.20%) Windows
2 891 (31.32%) Windows Server
3 609 (21.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 501 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 433 (15.22%) Windows 10
6 416 (14.62%) Windows 7
7 383 (13.46%) Linux
8 138 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 136 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 79 (2.78%) Unix
11 77 (2.71%) Apple iOS
12 74 (2.60%) Android
13 63 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (1.51%) Mac OS X
15 29 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 27 (0.95%) CentOS
17 19 (0.67%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (33.08%) ITIL
2 424 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
3 391 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 247 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
5 239 (8.40%) Presales
6 219 (7.70%) Project Management
7 200 (7.03%) Mentoring
8 191 (6.71%) Migration
9 180 (6.33%) Service Management
10 175 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 175 (6.15%) ITIL V3
11 165 (5.80%) Computer Science
12 163 (5.73%) High Availability
13 151 (5.31%) CRM
14 146 (5.13%) Information Security
15 144 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
15 144 (5.06%) Incident Management
16 138 (4.85%) Service Delivery
17 127 (4.46%) DevOps
18 121 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 581 (20.42%) SQL
2 425 (14.94%) PowerShell
3 251 (8.82%) C#
4 182 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 176 (6.19%) Python
6 113 (3.97%) T-SQL
7 86 (3.02%) Java
7 86 (3.02%) VBScript
8 80 (2.81%) Bash Shell
9 76 (2.67%) C
10 40 (1.41%) VB
11 39 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 31 (1.09%) PHP
13 29 (1.02%) C++
14 26 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 24 (0.84%) Scala
17 21 (0.74%) Objective-C
17 21 (0.74%) TypeScript
18 19 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,621 (56.98%) MCSE
2 883 (31.04%) MCSA
3 569 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 467 (16.41%) MCP
5 463 (16.27%) CCNA
6 462 (16.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 430 (15.11%) Degree
8 304 (10.69%) MCITP
9 193 (6.78%) Security Cleared
10 173 (6.08%) CCNP
11 170 (5.98%) CISSP
12 127 (4.46%) MCDST
13 113 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
14 102 (3.59%) A+ Certification
15 91 (3.20%) Network+ Certification
16 90 (3.16%) SSCP
17 89 (3.13%) RHCE
18 88 (3.09%) SANS
19 81 (2.85%) Citrix Certification
19 81 (2.85%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (8.65%) SLA
2 98 (3.44%) GDPR
3 95 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 36 (1.27%) QA
6 30 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 30 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.67%) PMO
8 16 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.28%) COBIT
12 4 (0.14%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) GPG13
14 2 (0.070%) HL7
15 1 (0.035%) GxP
15 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.035%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,351 (47.49%) Active Directory
2 661 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 416 (14.62%) Hyper-V
4 197 (6.92%) vSphere
5 174 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
6 136 (4.78%) XenApp
7 54 (1.90%) Docker
7 54 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 44 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (1.16%) XenServer
11 31 (1.09%) Terminal Services
12 30 (1.05%) NFS
13 28 (0.98%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.91%) BitLocker
15 24 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
15 24 (0.84%) Samba
15 24 (0.84%) Terminal Server
16 17 (0.60%) Firmware
17 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 328 (11.53%) SCCM
2 103 (3.62%) WSUS
3 94 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 87 (3.06%) Backup Exec
5 80 (2.81%) Puppet
6 73 (2.57%) vCenter Server
7 69 (2.43%) SCOM
8 61 (2.14%) Ansible
9 36 (1.27%) Nagios
10 35 (1.23%) SCOrch
11 32 (1.12%) AirWatch
11 32 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
12 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
13 26 (0.91%) RSA Security Analytics
14 23 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (0.67%) Terraform
16 18 (0.63%) IBM BigFix
17 17 (0.60%) NetBackup
17 17 (0.60%) Salt
18 16 (0.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2,317 (81.44%) Microsoft
2 1,123 (39.47%) VMware
3 636 (22.36%) Cisco
4 534 (18.77%) Citrix
5 215 (7.56%) HP
6 185 (6.50%) NetApp
7 142 (4.99%) Dell
8 136 (4.78%) EMC
9 121 (4.25%) Veeam
10 120 (4.22%) Red Hat
11 92 (3.23%) Apple
12 85 (2.99%) Ivanti
13 82 (2.88%) Oracle
14 80 (2.81%) Symantec
15 77 (2.71%) SolarWinds
16 73 (2.57%) Meraki
17 68 (2.39%) Polycom
18 66 (2.32%) IBM
19 61 (2.14%) Splunk
20 57 (2.00%) Aruba