Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 164 137
Rank change year-on-year -13 -27 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2,973 3,751 4,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.97% 2.22% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 9.16% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,386 3,186 3,844
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,875 £63,750 £62,200
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 36,004 40,932 47,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.22% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26,795 31,683 38,087
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -56 952 £45,500 +1.11% 171
South East -11 620 £40,000 - 88
North of England -33 461 £35,000 +6.87% 109
Midlands +28 453 £40,000 - 103
West Midlands +21 284 £40,500 +4.52% 62
East of England +12 273 £45,000 +5.26% 56
North West -21 273 £39,000 +23.81% 56
South West +4 244 £42,500 +21.43% 60
East Midlands +49 170 £40,000 - 41
Yorkshire -40 154 £29,900 -20.27% 40
North East -15 34 £26,750 -40.56% 13
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2,441 (82.11%) Microsoft
2 1,819 (61.18%) Windows
3 1,640 (55.16%) MCSE
4 1,361 (45.78%) Active Directory
5 1,103 (37.10%) VMware
6 976 (32.83%) ITIL
7 945 (31.79%) Office 365
8 926 (31.15%) Windows Server
9 888 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
10 887 (29.84%) MCSA
11 646 (21.73%) SQL Server
12 630 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 594 (19.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 577 (19.41%) SQL
15 537 (18.06%) Cisco
16 533 (17.93%) Citrix
17 532 (17.89%) Firewall
18 511 (17.19%) MS Exchange
19 503 (16.92%) MCP
20 496 (16.68%) Cisco Certification
21 494 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
22 483 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
23 469 (15.78%) Hyper-V
24 462 (15.54%) Finance
25 440 (14.80%) DNS
26 432 (14.53%) PowerShell
27 423 (14.23%) Windows 10
28 422 (14.19%) Degree
29 399 (13.42%) CCNA
30 398 (13.39%) Windows 7

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
1 511 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 282 (9.49%) SharePoint
3 175 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 163 (5.48%) Skype for Business
5 160 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 96 (3.23%) IIS
7 76 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 50 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 36 (1.21%) Apache Pig
10 29 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 29 (0.98%) IBM Notes
11 28 (0.94%) CMS
12 24 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
13 23 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
14 21 (0.71%) Umbraco
15 20 (0.67%) Apache
16 17 (0.57%) NServiceBus
16 17 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 16 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.54%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 483 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) CATIA
8 3 (0.10%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.034%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.034%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 124 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 120 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (0.27%) Lawson
7 6 (0.20%) BPCS
7 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.13%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.10%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.067%) MIS ActiveH
10 2 (0.067%) OPENHousing
10 2 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.067%) Workfront
11 1 (0.034%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.034%) Maximo
11 1 (0.034%) Northgate Housing
11 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 945 (31.79%) Office 365
2 888 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 313 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 127 (4.27%) Dynamics 365
5 121 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 98 (3.30%) SaaS
7 97 (3.26%) IaaS
8 82 (2.76%) PaaS
9 45 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 44 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (1.38%) Amazon S3
12 34 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (1.11%) Serverless
14 32 (1.08%) GitHub
14 32 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
15 29 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
15 29 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
15 29 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
17 25 (0.84%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 532 (17.89%) Firewall
2 440 (14.80%) DNS
3 383 (12.88%) TCP/IP
4 344 (11.57%) DHCP
5 317 (10.66%) LAN
6 314 (10.56%) WAN
7 277 (9.32%) SAN
8 173 (5.82%) VPN
9 145 (4.88%) Internet
10 132 (4.44%) Skype
11 124 (4.17%) Network Security
12 123 (4.14%) Wireless
13 116 (3.90%) VLAN
14 102 (3.43%) VoIP
15 83 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
16 60 (2.02%) SSL
17 59 (1.98%) NAS
18 49 (1.65%) MPLS
18 49 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
19 47 (1.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (21.73%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 128 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 123 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 123 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 102 (3.43%) MySQL
6 100 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
6 100 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 88 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 80 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 77 (2.59%) Power BI
10 72 (2.42%) Big Data
11 57 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 51 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
13 46 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
14 45 (1.51%) Hadoop
14 45 (1.51%) MongoDB
15 44 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 40 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
17 36 (1.21%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 93 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 89 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 85 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 74 (2.49%) JIRA
5 46 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 40 (1.35%) Selenium
7 39 (1.31%) Jenkins
8 37 (1.24%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (1.18%) CodeSonar
9 35 (1.18%) git-flow
9 35 (1.18%) Robot Framework
10 22 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 19 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (0.61%) MSI
13 16 (0.54%) Redmine
14 12 (0.40%) gulp
14 12 (0.40%) Jasmine
14 12 (0.40%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (0.30%) MSTest
General
1 462 (15.54%) Finance
2 154 (5.18%) Retail
3 85 (2.86%) Banking
4 64 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 58 (1.95%) Legal
5 58 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 51 (1.72%) Games
7 48 (1.61%) Marketing
8 42 (1.41%) Law
9 35 (1.18%) Advertising
10 25 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.71%) Automotive
12 20 (0.67%) Front Office
13 18 (0.61%) Back Office
14 12 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.30%) Billing
16 6 (0.20%) Military
17 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 388 (13.05%) Support Engineer
2 375 (12.61%) Analyst
3 296 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 262 (8.81%) Developer
5 246 (8.27%) Architect
6 237 (7.97%) IT Support
7 213 (7.16%) Consultant
8 192 (6.46%) Support Analyst
9 177 (5.95%) Administrator
10 167 (5.62%) IT Engineer
11 154 (5.18%) Desktop Support
12 141 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
13 138 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 128 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
15 121 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 111 (3.73%) Technical Support
17 107 (3.60%) .NET Developer
18 104 (3.50%) IT Support Engineer
18 104 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
19 99 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (11.23%) .NET
2 193 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 143 (4.81%) HTML
4 120 (4.04%) Web Services
5 100 (3.36%) jQuery
6 88 (2.96%) CSS
7 79 (2.66%) .NET Framework
8 68 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 63 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 54 (1.82%) REST
11 52 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
12 51 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (1.72%) HTML5
13 41 (1.38%) LAMP
13 41 (1.38%) SOAP
14 39 (1.31%) Entity Framework
14 39 (1.31%) Java EE
15 38 (1.28%) Node.js
15 38 (1.28%) STL
16 35 (1.18%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 281 (9.45%) Data Centre
2 216 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
4 131 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 107 (3.60%) Public Cloud
6 98 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 82 (2.76%) Clustering
8 74 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
9 67 (2.25%) Driving Licence
10 62 (2.09%) Replication
11 57 (1.92%) Blackberry
12 47 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 47 (1.58%) iPad
12 47 (1.58%) User Experience
13 40 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
14 39 (1.31%) Client/Server
15 38 (1.28%) Virtual Team
16 34 (1.14%) PKI
17 29 (0.98%) NHS
18 26 (0.87%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,819 (61.18%) Windows
2 926 (31.15%) Windows Server
3 594 (19.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 494 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 423 (14.23%) Windows 10
6 398 (13.39%) Windows 7
7 370 (12.45%) Linux
8 137 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 109 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 94 (3.16%) Apple iOS
11 91 (3.06%) Android
12 89 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 87 (2.93%) Mac OS X
14 67 (2.25%) Unix
15 43 (1.45%) Windows XP
16 36 (1.21%) CentOS
17 27 (0.91%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
19 13 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (32.83%) ITIL
2 375 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
3 354 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 301 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (7.67%) Project Management
6 206 (6.93%) Migration
6 206 (6.93%) Presales
7 192 (6.46%) Service Management
8 191 (6.42%) Mentoring
9 183 (6.16%) ITIL V3
10 179 (6.02%) CRM
11 175 (5.89%) Incident Management
12 170 (5.72%) ERP
13 156 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
14 142 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
15 141 (4.74%) Service Delivery
16 139 (4.68%) High Availability
17 135 (4.54%) ITSM
18 129 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
19 126 (4.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 577 (19.41%) SQL
2 432 (14.53%) PowerShell
3 299 (10.06%) C#
4 212 (7.13%) JavaScript
5 193 (6.49%) Python
6 132 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 114 (3.83%) Java
8 92 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 88 (2.96%) C
10 71 (2.39%) VBScript
11 59 (1.98%) C++
12 46 (1.55%) PHP
13 43 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 42 (1.41%) Objective-C
15 40 (1.35%) VB
16 23 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 22 (0.74%) Shell Script
18 20 (0.67%) Scala
19 18 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 18 (0.61%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,640 (55.16%) MCSE
2 887 (29.84%) MCSA
3 503 (16.92%) MCP
4 496 (16.68%) Cisco Certification
5 422 (14.19%) Degree
6 399 (13.42%) CCNA
7 395 (13.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 310 (10.43%) MCITP
9 211 (7.10%) Security Cleared
10 156 (5.25%) CCNP
11 155 (5.21%) CISSP
12 116 (3.90%) MCDST
13 112 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
14 107 (3.60%) SSCP
15 104 (3.50%) SANS
16 101 (3.40%) A+ Certification
16 101 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
17 98 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
17 98 (3.30%) MCTS
18 92 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (9.18%) SLA
2 87 (2.93%) GDPR
3 70 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 40 (1.35%) QA
6 33 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.81%) PMO
8 12 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.34%) COBIT
11 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.17%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.067%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.067%) TickIT
15 1 (0.034%) GPG13
15 1 (0.034%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.034%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,361 (45.78%) Active Directory
2 630 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 469 (15.78%) Hyper-V
4 210 (7.06%) vSphere
5 166 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
6 165 (5.55%) XenApp
7 71 (2.39%) Docker
8 70 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 47 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
10 46 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 46 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
11 35 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (1.01%) XenServer
13 27 (0.91%) NFS
14 26 (0.87%) VMware NSX
15 24 (0.81%) Samba
16 23 (0.77%) BitLocker
17 19 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
18 16 (0.54%) Terminal Server
19 13 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 360 (12.11%) SCCM
2 94 (3.16%) Puppet
3 84 (2.83%) SCOM
4 81 (2.72%) WSUS
5 73 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 67 (2.25%) Ansible
7 58 (1.95%) Backup Exec
8 48 (1.61%) vCenter Server
9 39 (1.31%) Salt
10 37 (1.24%) Nagios
11 26 (0.87%) AirWatch
12 24 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
12 24 (0.81%) SCVMM
13 23 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (0.77%) RSA Security Analytics
13 23 (0.77%) SCOrch
14 21 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (0.50%) Terraform
16 13 (0.44%) IBM BigFix
16 13 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,441 (82.11%) Microsoft
2 1,103 (37.10%) VMware
3 537 (18.06%) Cisco
4 533 (17.93%) Citrix
5 199 (6.69%) HP
6 173 (5.82%) NetApp
7 156 (5.25%) Red Hat
8 135 (4.54%) Apple
9 129 (4.34%) EMC
10 120 (4.04%) Dell
11 94 (3.16%) Veeam
12 86 (2.89%) Ivanti
13 85 (2.86%) Oracle
14 79 (2.66%) SolarWinds
15 77 (2.59%) Symantec
16 59 (1.98%) IBM
17 53 (1.78%) Splunk
18 51 (1.72%) ServiceNow
19 49 (1.65%) Remedy
20 44 (1.48%) CommVault