Period
to 22 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 170 142
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 -34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3,554 3,563 4,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.19% 2.12% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.18% 8.60% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,891 3,112 4,050
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,783 £22,770 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,950 £60,000
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% +5.33%

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 38,715 41,441 51,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.65% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 28,952 32,253 42,014
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 -7 1,165 £47,500 +7.95% 127
South East -7 727 £40,000 +14.29% 81
North of England +14 550 £36,000 -4.00% 85
Midlands +14 480 £40,000 -3.49% 63
East of England -1 325 £42,000 +5.00% 35
North West +27 324 £37,500 - 45
South West +64 323 £40,000 +14.29% 28
West Midlands +22 291 £40,500 +1.25% 43
East Midlands +14 193 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Yorkshire -17 185 £30,750 -18.00% 28
North East -15 42 £37,500 -3.74% 12
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 2,834 (79.74%) Microsoft
2 2,111 (59.40%) Windows
3 1,890 (53.18%) MCSE
4 1,543 (43.42%) Active Directory
5 1,194 (33.60%) VMware
6 1,076 (30.28%) ITIL
7 1,069 (30.08%) Office 365
8 1,047 (29.46%) Windows Server
9 1,036 (29.15%) MCSA
10 986 (27.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 905 (25.46%) SQL Server
12 753 (21.19%) SQL
13 705 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 689 (19.39%) MCP
15 639 (17.98%) Hyper-V
16 621 (17.47%) Degree
17 594 (16.71%) Finance
18 592 (16.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 556 (15.64%) MS Exchange
20 542 (15.25%) Citrix
21 532 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
22 530 (14.91%) PowerShell
23 528 (14.86%) Cisco
24 508 (14.29%) Firewall
25 504 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
26 503 (14.15%) .NET
27 478 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
28 471 (13.25%) DNS
29 470 (13.22%) MCITP
30 451 (12.69%) 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
1 556 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 324 (9.12%) SharePoint
3 220 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 177 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 176 (4.95%) Skype for Business
6 156 (4.39%) IIS
7 100 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 87 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (0.93%) Apache Pig
11 32 (0.90%) Apache
12 29 (0.82%) IBM Notes
12 29 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (0.76%) nginx
14 26 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 26 (0.73%) CMS
15 22 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 19 (0.53%) Confluence
16 19 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 532 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.084%) InDesign
10 3 (0.084%) Stata
11 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.028%) CATIA
11 1 (0.028%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.028%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 151 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 89 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
5 15 (0.42%) BPCS
6 14 (0.39%) Elite 3E
6 14 (0.39%) Workfront
7 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.11%) Lawson
9 3 (0.084%) Eikon
10 2 (0.056%) Magento
10 2 (0.056%) Maximo
10 2 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.056%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.028%) Infor CRM
11 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,069 (30.08%) Office 365
2 986 (27.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 370 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
5 114 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 110 (3.10%) IaaS
7 91 (2.56%) PaaS
8 79 (2.22%) SaaS
9 57 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (1.46%) OneDrive
11 41 (1.15%) GitHub
12 28 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (0.62%) G Suite
13 22 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
14 18 (0.51%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
17 10 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.28%) Serverless
18 9 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 508 (14.29%) Firewall
2 471 (13.25%) DNS
3 397 (11.17%) SAN
4 389 (10.95%) WAN
5 373 (10.50%) TCP/IP
6 343 (9.65%) LAN
7 323 (9.09%) DHCP
8 208 (5.85%) VPN
9 139 (3.91%) Skype
10 127 (3.57%) Network Security
11 110 (3.10%) Internet
12 109 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
13 96 (2.70%) VLAN
14 93 (2.62%) VoIP
15 90 (2.53%) NAS
16 89 (2.50%) Wireless
17 65 (1.83%) SSL
18 55 (1.55%) MPLS
19 49 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
20 43 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 905 (25.46%) SQL Server
2 169 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 145 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
5 120 (3.38%) MySQL
6 102 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 71 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 69 (1.94%) Big Data
10 68 (1.91%) Power BI
11 61 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 60 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
13 59 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 53 (1.49%) Oracle Database
15 44 (1.24%) Hadoop
16 40 (1.13%) SSDT
17 39 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
18 35 (0.98%) Apache Hive
19 32 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
20 29 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 116 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 110 (3.10%) JIRA
4 74 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 72 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 44 (1.24%) Bitbucket
7 34 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 33 (0.93%) Selenium
9 32 (0.90%) git-flow
10 31 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (0.87%) CodeSonar
10 31 (0.87%) Robot Framework
11 29 (0.82%) gulp
11 29 (0.82%) Jasmine
11 29 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
12 16 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (0.37%) MSI
14 12 (0.34%) Jenkins
14 12 (0.34%) NUnit
15 10 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 594 (16.71%) Finance
2 148 (4.16%) Retail
3 99 (2.79%) Marketing
4 95 (2.67%) Advertising
5 92 (2.59%) Banking
6 75 (2.11%) Legal
7 68 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 62 (1.74%) Law
9 50 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.07%) Games
11 33 (0.93%) Publishing
12 32 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 31 (0.87%) Billing
14 20 (0.56%) Back Office
14 20 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.53%) Front Office
16 16 (0.45%) Automotive
17 12 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.28%) Electronics
19 9 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 457 (12.86%) Support Engineer
2 438 (12.32%) Developer
3 416 (11.71%) Analyst
4 343 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 305 (8.58%) Consultant
6 277 (7.79%) IT Support
7 254 (7.15%) Architect
8 221 (6.22%) IT Engineer
9 191 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 190 (5.35%) Support Analyst
11 174 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
12 171 (4.81%) .NET Developer
13 157 (4.42%) Administrator
14 146 (4.11%) Desktop Support
15 144 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
16 143 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
17 124 (3.49%) Service Analyst
18 118 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 117 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
20 113 (3.18%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (14.15%) .NET
2 296 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 218 (6.13%) HTML
4 153 (4.31%) .NET Framework
4 153 (4.31%) CSS
5 142 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 134 (3.77%) Web Services
7 133 (3.74%) AngularJS
8 132 (3.71%) jQuery
9 110 (3.10%) HTML5
10 85 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 78 (2.19%) REST
12 73 (2.05%) XML
13 69 (1.94%) JSON
14 66 (1.86%) Middleware
15 63 (1.77%) WinForms
16 55 (1.55%) Entity Framework
17 53 (1.49%) SOAP
18 47 (1.32%) XSLT
19 44 (1.24%) React
Miscellaneous
1 295 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 250 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
4 209 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 188 (5.29%) Management Information System
6 104 (2.93%) Driving Licence
6 104 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 97 (2.73%) User Experience
8 96 (2.70%) iPad
9 81 (2.28%) Clustering
10 70 (1.97%) Replication
11 66 (1.86%) NHS
12 65 (1.83%) Private Cloud
13 64 (1.80%) Blackberry
14 62 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
15 47 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
16 43 (1.21%) Public Cloud
17 35 (0.98%) Virtual Team
18 33 (0.93%) Client/Server
19 32 (0.90%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,111 (59.40%) Windows
2 1,047 (29.46%) Windows Server
3 592 (16.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 504 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 434 (12.21%) Windows 7
6 427 (12.01%) Windows 10
7 410 (11.54%) Linux
8 137 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 126 (3.55%) Mac OS X
10 99 (2.79%) Android
11 89 (2.50%) Apple iOS
11 89 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 79 (2.22%) Unix
13 70 (1.97%) Windows XP
14 65 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 62 (1.74%) Mac OS
16 38 (1.07%) CentOS
17 16 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,076 (30.28%) ITIL
2 445 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
3 436 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
4 278 (7.82%) Migration
5 259 (7.29%) Project Management
6 238 (6.70%) CRM
7 235 (6.61%) Service Management
8 234 (6.58%) Service Delivery
9 220 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 208 (5.85%) MVC
11 206 (5.80%) Presales
12 198 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
13 184 (5.18%) Mentoring
14 180 (5.06%) ITIL V3
15 176 (4.95%) DevOps
16 171 (4.81%) Incident Management
17 170 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 163 (4.59%) ERP
19 160 (4.50%) Software Engineering
20 159 (4.47%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 753 (21.19%) SQL
2 530 (14.91%) PowerShell
3 429 (12.07%) C#
4 305 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 194 (5.46%) T-SQL
6 137 (3.85%) Python
7 114 (3.21%) C
8 94 (2.64%) VBScript
9 86 (2.42%) Java
10 69 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 69 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 68 (1.91%) C++
12 52 (1.46%) VB
13 39 (1.10%) VBA
14 38 (1.07%) Objective-C
14 38 (1.07%) PHP
14 38 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 18 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 17 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,890 (53.18%) MCSE
2 1,036 (29.15%) MCSA
3 689 (19.39%) MCP
4 621 (17.47%) Degree
5 478 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
6 470 (13.22%) MCITP
7 409 (11.51%) CCNA
8 255 (7.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 244 (6.87%) Security Cleared
10 242 (6.81%) MCTS
11 154 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 140 (3.94%) CCNP
13 133 (3.74%) A+ Certification
14 131 (3.69%) Citrix Certification
15 126 (3.55%) CISSP
16 120 (3.38%) SC Cleared
17 113 (3.18%) MCSD
17 113 (3.18%) Network+ Certification
18 107 (3.01%) MCPD
19 102 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (10.05%) SLA
2 100 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (1.94%) QA
4 60 (1.69%) GDPR
5 35 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.87%) PMO
7 25 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.14%) GAMP
11 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.11%) COBIT
12 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.084%) COSHH
13 3 (0.084%) HL7
13 3 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.084%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,543 (43.42%) Active Directory
2 705 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 639 (17.98%) Hyper-V
4 200 (5.63%) vSphere
5 182 (5.12%) XenApp
6 126 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
7 78 (2.19%) XenDesktop
8 61 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 58 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (1.46%) Terminal Services
11 50 (1.41%) Docker
12 42 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
13 34 (0.96%) BitLocker
14 32 (0.90%) Firmware
15 25 (0.70%) XenServer
16 22 (0.62%) VMware NSX
17 20 (0.56%) Xen
18 16 (0.45%) NFS
19 14 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 451 (12.69%) SCCM
2 114 (3.21%) Puppet
3 96 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 90 (2.53%) SCOM
5 69 (1.94%) WSUS
6 65 (1.83%) Ansible
7 40 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 37 (1.04%) Backup Exec
9 35 (0.98%) AirWatch
9 35 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
9 35 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 34 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (0.96%) Salt
11 32 (0.90%) Nagios
11 32 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 32 (0.90%) SCVMM
12 28 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 28 (0.79%) SCSM
13 27 (0.76%) vCenter Server
14 25 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2,834 (79.74%) Microsoft
2 1,194 (33.60%) VMware
3 542 (15.25%) Citrix
4 528 (14.86%) Cisco
5 259 (7.29%) HP
6 177 (4.98%) Apple
7 152 (4.28%) Oracle
8 143 (4.02%) Veeam
9 127 (3.57%) NetApp
10 118 (3.32%) Dell
11 114 (3.21%) Red Hat
12 97 (2.73%) EMC
13 85 (2.39%) Google
14 74 (2.08%) SolarWinds
15 63 (1.77%) IBM
16 58 (1.63%) Ivanti
17 57 (1.60%) Symantec
18 53 (1.49%) Splunk
19 50 (1.41%) Meraki
20 47 (1.32%) Avaya