Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 163 138
Rank change year-on-year -1 -25 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3,245 3,674 4,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.08% 2.22% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.76% 9.07% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,589 3,142 3,879
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 37,044 40,518 47,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.70% 24.45% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27,639 31,270 38,914
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -25 1,044 £47,500 +5.56% 145
South East -19 655 £40,000 - 79
North of England -13 502 £37,500 +7.14% 121
Midlands +24 455 £40,000 -5.88% 87
North West +10 319 £37,500 +19.05% 67
East of England +1 314 £42,500 +6.25% 46
South West +54 310 £40,000 +14.29% 53
West Midlands +19 288 £40,500 +1.25% 61
East Midlands +37 169 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Yorkshire -39 162 £35,000 -10.26% 40
North East -26 22 £37,500 -3.74% 14
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2,628 (80.99%) Microsoft
2 1,897 (58.46%) Windows
3 1,735 (53.47%) MCSE
4 1,418 (43.70%) Active Directory
5 1,120 (34.51%) VMware
6 1,019 (31.40%) ITIL
7 972 (29.95%) Office 365
8 952 (29.34%) Windows Server
9 903 (27.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 879 (27.09%) MCSA
11 765 (23.57%) SQL Server
12 637 (19.63%) SQL
13 635 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 583 (17.97%) MCP
15 575 (17.72%) Finance
15 575 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 535 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
17 528 (16.27%) Firewall
18 522 (16.09%) MS Exchange
19 521 (16.06%) Citrix
20 520 (16.02%) Hyper-V
21 515 (15.87%) Cisco
22 514 (15.84%) Degree
23 508 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
24 480 (14.79%) PowerShell
25 463 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
26 441 (13.59%) DNS
27 435 (13.41%) Windows 7
28 432 (13.31%) Windows 10
29 429 (13.22%) .NET

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
1 522 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 268 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 181 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 162 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 154 (4.75%) Skype for Business
6 122 (3.76%) IIS
7 87 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 67 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 44 (1.36%) Apache Pig
10 35 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
11 33 (1.02%) IBM Notes
12 29 (0.89%) Apache
13 27 (0.83%) CMS
14 22 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 22 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
15 20 (0.62%) Umbraco
16 19 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.59%) Confluence
16 19 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
17 15 (0.46%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 535 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 11 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.092%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.062%) CATIA
9 2 (0.062%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.031%) InDesign
10 1 (0.031%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.031%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 143 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 121 (3.73%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
5 10 (0.31%) BPCS
6 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.22%) Lawson
8 3 (0.092%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.092%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.062%) Maximo
9 2 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.062%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.031%) MIS ActiveH
10 1 (0.031%) OPENHousing
10 1 (0.031%) Rolfe and Nolan
10 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.031%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 972 (29.95%) Office 365
2 903 (27.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 341 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
4 140 (4.31%) Dynamics 365
5 106 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 95 (2.93%) IaaS
7 88 (2.71%) PaaS
8 77 (2.37%) SaaS
9 53 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (0.96%) OneDrive
12 29 (0.89%) Amazon S3
13 28 (0.86%) GitHub
14 22 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
15 20 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
15 20 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
15 20 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
15 20 (0.62%) Mimecast
15 20 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 528 (16.27%) Firewall
2 441 (13.59%) DNS
3 393 (12.11%) TCP/IP
4 338 (10.42%) WAN
5 328 (10.11%) LAN
6 324 (9.98%) SAN
7 308 (9.49%) DHCP
8 190 (5.86%) VPN
9 141 (4.35%) Internet
10 140 (4.31%) Network Security
11 127 (3.91%) Skype
12 106 (3.27%) Wireless
13 94 (2.90%) VLAN
14 88 (2.71%) Remote Desktop
15 86 (2.65%) VoIP
16 68 (2.10%) SSL
17 61 (1.88%) NAS
18 55 (1.69%) HTTP
19 54 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
20 44 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (23.57%) SQL Server
2 140 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 137 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 128 (3.94%) MySQL
5 115 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 110 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 101 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 96 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 90 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 85 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
11 79 (2.43%) Big Data
12 64 (1.97%) Power BI
13 62 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 55 (1.69%) Hadoop
15 46 (1.42%) Apache Hive
16 41 (1.26%) MongoDB
17 37 (1.14%) NoSQL
18 36 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
19 35 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
20 34 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 108 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 100 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 95 (2.93%) JIRA
5 57 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 46 (1.42%) Selenium
7 45 (1.39%) Bitbucket
8 43 (1.33%) git-flow
9 42 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 42 (1.29%) CodeSonar
9 42 (1.29%) Robot Framework
10 29 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 26 (0.80%) gulp
11 26 (0.80%) Jasmine
11 26 (0.80%) Jenkins
11 26 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
12 16 (0.49%) Redmine
13 11 (0.34%) MSI
14 10 (0.31%) Subversion
15 9 (0.28%) NUnit
General
1 575 (17.72%) Finance
2 181 (5.58%) Retail
3 92 (2.84%) Banking
4 71 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 70 (2.16%) Legal
6 61 (1.88%) Advertising
7 59 (1.82%) Marketing
8 55 (1.69%) Law
9 50 (1.54%) Games
10 42 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.74%) Automotive
13 24 (0.74%) Publishing
14 23 (0.71%) Front Office
15 21 (0.65%) Back Office
16 19 (0.59%) Billing
17 8 (0.25%) Electronics
18 6 (0.18%) Military
18 6 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 413 (12.73%) Support Engineer
2 392 (12.08%) Analyst
3 352 (10.85%) Developer
4 307 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 272 (8.38%) Architect
6 257 (7.92%) IT Support
7 250 (7.70%) Consultant
8 184 (5.67%) IT Engineer
8 184 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 164 (5.05%) Administrator
10 160 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
11 155 (4.78%) Desktop Support
12 146 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 145 (4.47%) .NET Developer
14 139 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 125 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 114 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
17 113 (3.48%) Service Analyst
18 109 (3.36%) Technical Support
19 102 (3.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (13.22%) .NET
2 274 (8.44%) ASP.NET
3 188 (5.79%) HTML
4 137 (4.22%) Web Services
5 126 (3.88%) CSS
6 121 (3.73%) .NET Framework
7 119 (3.67%) jQuery
8 106 (3.27%) AngularJS
9 104 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 90 (2.77%) HTML5
11 77 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 76 (2.34%) REST
13 57 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
14 55 (1.69%) SOAP
15 51 (1.57%) Entity Framework
16 48 (1.48%) Java EE
17 46 (1.42%) STL
18 45 (1.39%) LAMP
18 45 (1.39%) Node.js
19 44 (1.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 281 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 249 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
4 161 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 131 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 91 (2.80%) Driving Licence
7 74 (2.28%) Blackberry
8 69 (2.13%) Clustering
8 69 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 66 (2.03%) Replication
10 65 (2.00%) iPad
11 63 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
12 61 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
13 59 (1.82%) User Experience
14 49 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
15 41 (1.26%) Client/Server
16 37 (1.14%) NHS
17 35 (1.08%) Virtual Team
18 33 (1.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 31 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,897 (58.46%) Windows
2 952 (29.34%) Windows Server
3 575 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 463 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 435 (13.41%) Windows 7
6 432 (13.31%) Windows 10
7 375 (11.56%) Linux
8 129 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 102 (3.14%) Apple iOS
9 102 (3.14%) Mac OS X
10 101 (3.11%) Android
11 77 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 74 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 70 (2.16%) Unix
14 65 (2.00%) Windows XP
15 40 (1.23%) Mac OS
16 32 (0.99%) CentOS
17 16 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,019 (31.40%) ITIL
2 401 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
3 395 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
4 387 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 256 (7.89%) Project Management
6 242 (7.46%) Migration
7 214 (6.59%) CRM
8 210 (6.47%) Presales
9 204 (6.29%) Service Management
10 199 (6.13%) Mentoring
11 192 (5.92%) ITIL V3
12 191 (5.89%) ERP
13 183 (5.64%) Service Delivery
14 177 (5.45%) MVC
15 173 (5.33%) Incident Management
16 159 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
17 157 (4.84%) Scrum
18 154 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 154 (4.75%) Software Engineering
19 151 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 637 (19.63%) SQL
2 480 (14.79%) PowerShell
3 395 (12.17%) C#
4 286 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 180 (5.55%) Python
6 165 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 118 (3.64%) Java
8 100 (3.08%) C
9 95 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 92 (2.84%) VBScript
11 77 (2.37%) C++
12 53 (1.63%) VB.NET
13 52 (1.60%) Objective-C
14 50 (1.54%) PHP
15 46 (1.42%) VB
16 24 (0.74%) TypeScript
17 23 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 19 (0.59%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.52%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 1,735 (53.47%) MCSE
2 879 (27.09%) MCSA
3 583 (17.97%) MCP
4 514 (15.84%) Degree
5 508 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
6 419 (12.91%) CCNA
7 390 (12.02%) MCITP
8 344 (10.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 274 (8.44%) Security Cleared
10 172 (5.30%) CISSP
11 166 (5.12%) CCNP
12 152 (4.68%) MCTS
13 127 (3.91%) Network+ Certification
14 126 (3.88%) A+ Certification
15 123 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 123 (3.79%) SSCP
16 121 (3.73%) SANS
17 112 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
18 109 (3.36%) SC Cleared
19 107 (3.30%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (9.52%) SLA
2 73 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (2.06%) GDPR
4 44 (1.36%) QA
5 32 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.59%) PMO
7 10 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.18%) COBIT
9 6 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.092%) HL7
13 2 (0.062%) COSHH
13 2 (0.062%) TickIT
14 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.031%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,418 (43.70%) Active Directory
2 635 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 520 (16.02%) Hyper-V
4 233 (7.18%) vSphere
5 153 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 144 (4.44%) XenApp
7 72 (2.22%) Docker
8 59 (1.82%) XenDesktop
9 58 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 40 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 38 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (0.96%) BitLocker
14 30 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
15 29 (0.89%) XenServer
16 26 (0.80%) NFS
17 24 (0.74%) VMware NSX
18 23 (0.71%) Samba
19 21 (0.65%) Firmware
20 13 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 411 (12.67%) SCCM
2 116 (3.57%) Puppet
3 75 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 75 (2.31%) SCOM
4 72 (2.22%) Ansible
5 67 (2.06%) WSUS
6 46 (1.42%) Salt
7 43 (1.33%) Nagios
8 39 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 39 (1.20%) vCenter Server
9 33 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
9 33 (1.02%) RSA Security Analytics
10 32 (0.99%) AirWatch
11 31 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
12 26 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 26 (0.80%) SCVMM
13 23 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 21 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2,628 (80.99%) Microsoft
2 1,120 (34.51%) VMware
3 521 (16.06%) Citrix
4 515 (15.87%) Cisco
5 226 (6.96%) HP
6 168 (5.18%) Apple
7 154 (4.75%) NetApp
8 152 (4.68%) Red Hat
9 110 (3.39%) Veeam
10 109 (3.36%) EMC
11 101 (3.11%) Dell
12 96 (2.96%) Oracle
13 87 (2.68%) Symantec
14 77 (2.37%) SolarWinds
15 66 (2.03%) Splunk
16 64 (1.97%) Ivanti
17 60 (1.85%) ServiceNow
18 57 (1.76%) IBM
19 49 (1.51%) CommVault
19 49 (1.51%) Google