Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 167 135
Rank change year-on-year +14 -32 -32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3,622 3,346 4,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.25% 2.10% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.51% 8.43% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,987 2,916 4,199
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.13%
10th Percentile £24,900 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +1.32%

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 38,105 39,698 52,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.69% 24.90% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29,011 31,340 42,252
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 May 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 23 May 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 +9 1,222 £47,500 +7.95% 150
South East -25 711 £40,000 +14.29% 71
North of England +31 553 £37,500 - 92
Midlands +12 433 £40,000 -3.49% 60
South West +70 347 £40,000 +14.29% 38
East of England +3 342 £42,500 +13.33% 33
North West +37 319 £37,500 -3.23% 50
West Midlands +17 262 £40,000 +6.67% 32
Yorkshire -14 174 £40,000 +6.67% 35
East Midlands +5 171 £40,000 -5.88% 28
North East +2 61 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 2,930 (80.89%) Microsoft
2 2,100 (57.98%) Windows
3 1,904 (52.57%) MCSE
4 1,539 (42.49%) Active Directory
5 1,207 (33.32%) VMware
6 1,107 (30.56%) Office 365
7 1,074 (29.65%) ITIL
8 1,063 (29.35%) Windows Server
9 1,050 (28.99%) MCSA
10 981 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 946 (26.12%) SQL Server
12 788 (21.76%) SQL
13 752 (20.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 702 (19.38%) Hyper-V
15 664 (18.33%) MCP
16 653 (18.03%) Degree
17 612 (16.90%) Finance
18 596 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
19 569 (15.71%) MS Exchange
20 530 (14.63%) PowerShell
21 526 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
22 524 (14.47%) .NET
23 521 (14.38%) Citrix
24 512 (14.14%) Cisco
24 512 (14.14%) Firewall
25 507 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
26 485 (13.39%) MCITP
27 482 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
28 475 (13.11%) SCCM
29 464 (12.81%) DNS

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
1 569 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 386 (10.66%) SharePoint
3 244 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 183 (5.05%) Skype for Business
5 159 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 159 (4.39%) IIS
6 133 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 86 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
9 42 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (0.88%) Apache
12 30 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 29 (0.80%) IBM Notes
14 28 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.75%) CMS
16 26 (0.72%) nginx
16 26 (0.72%) Tomcat
17 21 (0.58%) OpenStack
18 20 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 526 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.14%) Stata
9 3 (0.083%) InDesign
9 3 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 136 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
5 15 (0.41%) BPCS
5 15 (0.41%) Elite 3E
5 15 (0.41%) Workfront
6 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.17%) Eikon
8 5 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.055%) Magento
9 2 (0.055%) Maximo
9 2 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.055%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.028%) Infor CRM
10 1 (0.028%) Lawson
10 1 (0.028%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,107 (30.56%) Office 365
2 981 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 359 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
4 152 (4.20%) IaaS
5 130 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 125 (3.45%) PaaS
7 118 (3.26%) SaaS
8 89 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
9 81 (2.24%) OneDrive
10 68 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (0.91%) GitHub
12 30 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
13 28 (0.77%) Bluemix
14 18 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.47%) G Suite
16 13 (0.36%) Mimecast
17 10 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
18 9 (0.25%) Yammer
19 8 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
20 5 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 512 (14.14%) Firewall
2 464 (12.81%) DNS
3 414 (11.43%) WAN
4 406 (11.21%) SAN
5 355 (9.80%) LAN
6 343 (9.47%) TCP/IP
7 335 (9.25%) DHCP
8 205 (5.66%) VPN
9 135 (3.73%) Skype
10 127 (3.51%) Network Security
11 118 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
12 112 (3.09%) VoIP
13 106 (2.93%) VLAN
14 91 (2.51%) Internet
15 86 (2.37%) NAS
16 84 (2.32%) Wireless
17 52 (1.44%) MPLS
18 49 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
19 47 (1.30%) SSL
20 39 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (26.12%) SQL Server
2 182 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 165 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 102 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 97 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 88 (2.43%) MySQL
8 86 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 78 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 71 (1.96%) Power BI
10 71 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 67 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 56 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 52 (1.44%) Big Data
14 45 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
15 38 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 37 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
17 30 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (0.83%) SSDT
18 28 (0.77%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 117 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 108 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (2.84%) JIRA
4 57 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 44 (1.21%) Git (software)
6 34 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 31 (0.86%) gulp
7 31 (0.86%) Jasmine
7 31 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
8 25 (0.69%) Bitbucket
9 18 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 16 (0.44%) Selenium
11 15 (0.41%) git-flow
12 14 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (0.39%) CodeSonar
12 14 (0.39%) NUnit
12 14 (0.39%) Robot Framework
13 11 (0.30%) MSBuild
14 10 (0.28%) MSI
14 10 (0.28%) Redmine
General
1 612 (16.90%) Finance
2 125 (3.45%) Advertising
3 121 (3.34%) Retail
4 100 (2.76%) Marketing
5 94 (2.60%) Banking
6 91 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 75 (2.07%) Legal
8 64 (1.77%) Law
9 55 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 49 (1.35%) Publishing
11 38 (1.05%) Games
12 33 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.88%) Billing
14 30 (0.83%) Front Office
15 22 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.55%) Back Office
17 16 (0.44%) Electronics
18 14 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.33%) Automotive
20 9 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 449 (12.40%) Developer
2 440 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 395 (10.91%) Analyst
4 384 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 314 (8.67%) Consultant
6 267 (7.37%) Architect
7 231 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 230 (6.35%) IT Support
9 205 (5.66%) IT Engineer
10 187 (5.16%) Support Analyst
11 182 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 182 (5.02%) Administrator
12 173 (4.78%) .NET Developer
13 164 (4.53%) Desktop Support
14 162 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
15 146 (4.03%) DBA
16 145 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
17 136 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
18 132 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
19 127 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (14.47%) .NET
2 304 (8.39%) ASP.NET
3 240 (6.63%) HTML
4 172 (4.75%) CSS
5 166 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 155 (4.28%) .NET Framework
7 143 (3.95%) AngularJS
7 143 (3.95%) Web Services
8 139 (3.84%) jQuery
9 114 (3.15%) HTML5
10 91 (2.51%) XML
11 84 (2.32%) JSON
12 83 (2.29%) Middleware
13 79 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 65 (1.79%) REST
15 61 (1.68%) XSLT
16 56 (1.55%) Entity Framework
17 51 (1.41%) WinForms
18 48 (1.33%) React
19 44 (1.21%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 307 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 265 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 234 (6.46%) Management Information System
5 206 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
6 143 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
7 113 (3.12%) User Experience
8 107 (2.95%) Clustering
9 100 (2.76%) Driving Licence
10 97 (2.68%) Replication
11 78 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 66 (1.82%) iPad
13 65 (1.79%) Blackberry
14 58 (1.60%) NHS
15 56 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
16 39 (1.08%) Client/Server
17 38 (1.05%) Fat Client
17 38 (1.05%) Thin Client
17 38 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
18 37 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,100 (57.98%) Windows
2 1,063 (29.35%) Windows Server
3 596 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 482 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 410 (11.32%) Linux
5 410 (11.32%) Windows 7
6 397 (10.96%) Windows 10
7 138 (3.81%) Windows 8
8 103 (2.84%) Android
8 103 (2.84%) Mac OS X
9 99 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (2.24%) Unix
11 79 (2.18%) Apple iOS
12 58 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 53 (1.46%) Mac OS
14 44 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 30 (0.83%) CentOS
16 9 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.22%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,074 (29.65%) ITIL
2 441 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
3 435 (12.01%) Agile Software Development
4 286 (7.90%) Migration
5 255 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 252 (6.96%) Service Delivery
7 227 (6.27%) Service Management
8 219 (6.05%) MVC
9 215 (5.94%) CRM
10 214 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
11 213 (5.88%) Project Management
12 208 (5.74%) Presales
13 199 (5.49%) DevOps
14 180 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 177 (4.89%) Mentoring
16 164 (4.53%) PRINCE2
17 162 (4.47%) Scrum
18 157 (4.33%) Incident Management
19 150 (4.14%) Software Engineering
20 148 (4.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 788 (21.76%) SQL
2 530 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 450 (12.42%) C#
4 310 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 200 (5.52%) T-SQL
6 113 (3.12%) Python
7 96 (2.65%) C
8 85 (2.35%) VBScript
9 64 (1.77%) Java
10 58 (1.60%) VB.NET
11 55 (1.52%) VB
12 51 (1.41%) C++
13 49 (1.35%) Bash Shell
14 37 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 36 (0.99%) VBA
16 25 (0.69%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.52%) Objective-C
17 19 (0.52%) PHP
18 18 (0.50%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,904 (52.57%) MCSE
2 1,050 (28.99%) MCSA
3 664 (18.33%) MCP
4 653 (18.03%) Degree
5 507 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
6 485 (13.39%) MCITP
7 427 (11.79%) CCNA
8 241 (6.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 237 (6.54%) MCTS
10 208 (5.74%) Security Cleared
11 164 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 152 (4.20%) MCSD
13 142 (3.92%) CCNP
14 135 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
15 119 (3.29%) A+ Certification
16 114 (3.15%) SC Cleared
17 111 (3.06%) CISSP
18 106 (2.93%) MCPD
19 91 (2.51%) Network+ Certification
20 86 (2.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (9.83%) SLA
2 130 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (2.02%) QA
4 40 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.97%) GDPR
6 27 (0.75%) PMO
7 14 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.14%) GAMP
13 4 (0.11%) COBIT
14 3 (0.083%) COSHH
14 3 (0.083%) HL7
14 3 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.083%) TickIT
15 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,539 (42.49%) Active Directory
2 752 (20.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 702 (19.38%) Hyper-V
4 182 (5.02%) XenApp
5 161 (4.45%) vSphere
6 120 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 99 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 76 (2.10%) XenDesktop
9 71 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 53 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 51 (1.41%) Terminal Services
12 40 (1.10%) BitLocker
13 32 (0.88%) Firmware
14 26 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
14 26 (0.72%) Xen
15 25 (0.69%) Docker
16 21 (0.58%) VMware NSX
17 18 (0.50%) XenServer
18 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 475 (13.11%) SCCM
2 114 (3.15%) SCOM
3 111 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 100 (2.76%) Puppet
5 77 (2.13%) Ansible
6 68 (1.88%) WSUS
7 50 (1.38%) Backup Exec
7 50 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 43 (1.19%) AirWatch
9 41 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 38 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
11 37 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 36 (0.99%) NetBackup
12 36 (0.99%) SCOrch
12 36 (0.99%) vCenter Server
13 35 (0.97%) SCSM
14 34 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
15 32 (0.88%) SCVMM
16 30 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
17 28 (0.77%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,930 (80.89%) Microsoft
2 1,207 (33.32%) VMware
3 521 (14.38%) Citrix
4 512 (14.14%) Cisco
5 267 (7.37%) HP
6 211 (5.83%) Oracle
7 162 (4.47%) Apple
8 140 (3.87%) Veeam
9 114 (3.15%) NetApp
10 110 (3.04%) Google
11 105 (2.90%) Dell
12 98 (2.71%) Red Hat
13 75 (2.07%) EMC
14 67 (1.85%) Meraki
15 64 (1.77%) SAP
16 59 (1.63%) SolarWinds
17 58 (1.60%) Symantec
18 57 (1.57%) IBM
19 56 (1.55%) Avaya
20 46 (1.27%) Splunk