Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 174 170
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 774 2,662 3,194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.77% 2.05% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.91% 8.66% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 773 2,304 2,728
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%

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 9,782 30,736 36,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.33% 23.71% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,222 22,411 27,475
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 -19 229 £56,250 +12.50% 36
South East -5 170 £47,500 +5.56% 46
North of England +18 166 £42,500 +21.43% 41
Midlands +34 117 £38,250 -4.38% 35
North West +47 100 £52,500 +40.00% 14
West Midlands +35 86 £32,500 -18.75% 26
South West +13 66 £47,500 +5.56% 19
East of England +30 35 £47,500 +17.28% 15
North East +25 33 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire -13 33 £32,500 +8.33% 25
East Midlands +30 32 £43,308 +8.27% 9
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 667 (86.18%) Microsoft
2 440 (56.85%) Windows
3 426 (55.04%) Azure
4 378 (48.84%) Active Directory
5 364 (47.03%) MCSE
6 312 (40.31%) Office 365
7 292 (37.73%) MCSA
8 269 (34.75%) VMware
9 215 (27.78%) Windows Server
10 200 (25.84%) ITIL
11 170 (21.96%) SQL Server
12 166 (21.45%) SQL
13 164 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
14 163 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 151 (19.51%) CCNA
16 150 (19.38%) Cisco
17 146 (18.86%) PowerShell
18 145 (18.73%) DNS
19 143 (18.48%) Hyper-V
20 141 (18.22%) Degree
21 133 (17.18%) Windows 10
22 126 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
22 126 (16.28%) Firewall
22 126 (16.28%) Finance
22 126 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 118 (15.25%) AWS
24 116 (14.99%) SAN
25 115 (14.86%) WAN
26 113 (14.60%) Citrix
27 111 (14.34%) SCCM

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 98 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 93 (12.02%) MS Exchange
3 49 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (4.39%) IIS
6 31 (4.01%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.90%) CMS
9 4 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.26%) Apache
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.13%) Drupal
12 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 126 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 26 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Carpe Diem
2 5 (0.65%) Maximo
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) Workfront
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 426 (55.04%) Azure
2 312 (40.31%) Office 365
3 118 (15.25%) AWS
4 103 (13.31%) IaaS
4 103 (13.31%) PaaS
5 82 (10.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (6.20%) Power Platform
7 33 (4.26%) GCP
8 32 (4.13%) SaaS
9 31 (4.01%) Dynamics 365
10 25 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (3.23%) OneDrive
11 10 (1.29%) GitHub
11 10 (1.29%) PowerApps
12 8 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.90%) Yammer
14 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.78%) Power Automate
15 5 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 145 (18.73%) DNS
2 126 (16.28%) Firewall
3 116 (14.99%) SAN
4 115 (14.86%) WAN
5 109 (14.08%) DHCP
6 104 (13.44%) TCP/IP
7 103 (13.31%) LAN
8 59 (7.62%) Skype
8 59 (7.62%) VPN
9 52 (6.72%) Fibre Channel
10 51 (6.59%) iSCSI
11 45 (5.81%) Internet
12 39 (5.04%) Network Security
13 38 (4.91%) Wireless
14 31 (4.01%) VoIP
15 30 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (3.36%) Unified Communications
17 21 (2.71%) Remote Desktop
18 19 (2.45%) NetScaler
19 16 (2.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (21.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.13%) Power BI
3 26 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.29%) Data Lake
10 9 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (1.16%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.90%) MySQL
11 7 (0.90%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.65%) DB2
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.29%) JIRA
5 7 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.39%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.39%) GitLab
8 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 126 (16.28%) Finance
2 41 (5.30%) Public Sector
3 27 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.07%) Banking
4 16 (2.07%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.07%) Marketing
5 15 (1.94%) Legal
5 15 (1.94%) Retail
6 10 (1.29%) Local Government
7 8 (1.03%) Electronics
7 8 (1.03%) Law
8 4 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.26%) Automotive
9 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.26%) Police
9 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (12.92%) Analyst
3 82 (10.59%) Architect
4 75 (9.69%) Consultant
5 69 (8.91%) Support Engineer
6 61 (7.88%) IT Engineer
7 56 (7.24%) Developer
8 47 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 41 (5.30%) IT Support
10 40 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 40 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 39 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
12 37 (4.78%) Desktop Support
13 33 (4.26%) Administrator
13 33 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
14 32 (4.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 31 (4.01%) Support Analyst
16 28 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 28 (3.62%) IT Analyst
17 27 (3.49%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.75%) .NET
2 21 (2.71%) Web Services
3 18 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 13 (1.68%) jQuery
5 12 (1.55%) HTML
5 12 (1.55%) WCF
6 11 (1.42%) .NET Core
6 11 (1.42%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 11 (1.42%) Reactive Extensions
6 11 (1.42%) REST
6 11 (1.42%) SOAP
6 11 (1.42%) XML
7 10 (1.29%) CSS
8 9 (1.16%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.90%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.90%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.78%) React
11 5 (0.65%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.36%) Management Information System
3 53 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (4.91%) Private Cloud
6 24 (3.10%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.71%) Clustering
7 21 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 19 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (2.07%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.94%) PKI
11 13 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.68%) Replication
12 11 (1.42%) CMDB
12 11 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
13 10 (1.29%) iPhone
14 9 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 9 (1.16%) User Experience
15 8 (1.03%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 440 (56.85%) Windows
2 215 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 133 (17.18%) Windows 10
4 103 (13.31%) Linux
5 98 (12.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 81 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (7.88%) Windows 7
9 34 (4.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 26 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 16 (2.07%) Unix
12 14 (1.81%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.29%) Android
14 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.39%) HPUX
17 3 (0.39%) Solaris
17 3 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (25.84%) ITIL
2 126 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 81 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 81 (10.47%) Migration
4 72 (9.30%) Change Management
5 69 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
6 66 (8.53%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (7.49%) TOGAF
9 56 (7.24%) Presales
10 50 (6.46%) DevOps
11 46 (5.94%) Business Continuity
11 46 (5.94%) Mentoring
12 44 (5.68%) ITIL V3
12 44 (5.68%) Project Management
13 42 (5.43%) Project Delivery
14 35 (4.52%) Computer Science
15 33 (4.26%) High Availability
15 33 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (21.45%) SQL
2 146 (18.86%) PowerShell
3 50 (6.46%) C#
4 48 (6.20%) Python
5 35 (4.52%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.71%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.71%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.16%) VBScript
9 5 (0.65%) Java
9 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.65%) X++
10 3 (0.39%) C
10 3 (0.39%) PHP
10 3 (0.39%) Scala
11 2 (0.26%) DataFlex
11 2 (0.26%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) Delphi
12 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 364 (47.03%) MCSE
2 292 (37.73%) MCSA
3 164 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
4 151 (19.51%) CCNA
5 141 (18.22%) Degree
6 91 (11.76%) MCP
6 91 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 69 (8.91%) MCITP
8 54 (6.98%) Security Cleared
9 48 (6.20%) SC Cleared
9 48 (6.20%) TOGAF Certification
10 37 (4.78%) MCTS
11 34 (4.39%) Server+ Certification
12 33 (4.26%) CCNP
13 29 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (3.23%) RHCE
15 24 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (2.58%) MCDST
17 19 (2.45%) RHCSA
18 18 (2.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.49%) SLA
2 23 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.20%) GDPR
4 10 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.90%) NCSC
5 7 (0.90%) QA
6 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.65%) COBIT
7 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) NIST
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 378 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 163 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (18.48%) Hyper-V
4 47 (6.07%) vSphere
5 27 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.71%) XenApp
8 10 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.03%) Docker
9 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.90%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.65%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.65%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.52%) NFS
12 4 (0.52%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.39%) Firmware
13 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 111 (14.34%) SCCM
2 75 (9.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (4.65%) Ansible
3 36 (4.65%) Puppet
4 29 (3.75%) Terraform
5 23 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 21 (2.71%) Backup Exec
6 21 (2.71%) SCOM
7 19 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.94%) WSUS
9 8 (1.03%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.90%) Nagios
10 7 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.65%) WMI
13 4 (0.52%) Nessus
13 4 (0.52%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 667 (86.18%) Microsoft
2 269 (34.75%) VMware
3 150 (19.38%) Cisco
4 113 (14.60%) Citrix
5 50 (6.46%) Dell
6 45 (5.81%) HP
7 35 (4.52%) Red Hat
7 35 (4.52%) Veeam
8 30 (3.88%) CheckPoint
9 25 (3.23%) Google
10 20 (2.58%) NetApp
10 20 (2.58%) Oracle
11 19 (2.45%) SAP
12 16 (2.07%) Meraki
13 15 (1.94%) IBM
13 15 (1.94%) Splunk
14 12 (1.55%) Palo Alto
15 11 (1.42%) Brocade
15 11 (1.42%) Juniper
15 11 (1.42%) Siemens