Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North East
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 45 58
Rank change year-on-year -26 +13 +35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 29 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 2.67% 4.21% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.60% 27.88% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 27 28 27
10th Percentile £20,400 £18,850 £21,250
25th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £24,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,000 £38,750 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.42% +29.17% +12.15%
75th Percentile £47,125 £43,750 £36,285
90th Percentile £55,250 £44,300 £45,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +1.19%

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 the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 226 104 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.27% 15.09% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 180 87 141
10th Percentile £24,475 £23,950 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £56,938 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North East over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the North East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear -19 28 £32,000 -14.67% 8
Durham -7 5 - - 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Azure
3 13 (39.39%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) MCSE
4 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 12 (36.36%) Social Skills
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
6 9 (27.27%) LAN
6 9 (27.27%) WAN
6 9 (27.27%) MCSA
6 9 (27.27%) MCT
6 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (24.24%) Degree
7 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (24.24%) DHCP
7 8 (24.24%) DNS
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (21.21%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Firewall
8 7 (21.21%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) Mathematics
8 7 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
9 6 (18.18%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Sage 200
1 2 (6.06%) Sage 50
1 2 (6.06%) Sage BI
1 2 (6.06%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Azure
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (18.18%) IaaS
4 5 (15.15%) AWS
5 3 (9.09%) SaaS
6 1 (3.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) LAN
1 9 (27.27%) WAN
2 8 (24.24%) DHCP
2 8 (24.24%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) Firewall
4 5 (15.15%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) Wireless
6 2 (6.06%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Administrator
1 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Wintel Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
4 3 (9.09%) IT Technical Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) HP Storage
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.06%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
1 7 (21.21%) Mathematics
1 7 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
1 7 (21.21%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (15.15%) High Availability
3 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.15%) Information Management
3 5 (15.15%) Patch Management
3 5 (15.15%) Revenue Management
3 5 (15.15%) Security Patching
3 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
4 3 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 3 (9.09%) ITSM
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Storage Management
4 3 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.15%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
3 5 (15.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) MCSE
2 9 (27.27%) MCSA
2 9 (27.27%) MCT
3 8 (24.24%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.09%) MCITP
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.18%) XenApp
5 5 (15.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
1 5 (15.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) Veritas
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (6.06%) F5
6 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.06%) Sage
7 1 (3.03%) SAP