Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 146 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 -44
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 473 468 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 2.58% 2.18% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.53% 11.23% 12.14%
Number of salaries quoted 392 381 532
North of England median annual salary £32,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% -4.11%
10th Percentile £20,250 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,103 4,168 5,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 22.35% 19.40% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,833 3,221 3,956
North of England median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the North of England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North of England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the North of England

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North of England over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the North of England

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
Yorkshire +45 235 £30,000 +0.33% 48
North West -13 201 £37,500 -1.32% 68
North East +36 37 £30,500 -12.86% 15
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 405 (85.62%) Microsoft
2 326 (68.92%) Active Directory
3 252 (53.28%) VMware
4 251 (53.07%) Windows
5 249 (52.64%) MCSE
6 191 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 187 (39.53%) Office 365
8 185 (39.11%) Azure
8 185 (39.11%) Cisco
9 183 (38.69%) Firewall
10 172 (36.36%) ITIL
11 168 (35.52%) MCSA
12 155 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
13 152 (32.14%) CCNA
14 143 (30.23%) Citrix
15 132 (27.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 132 (27.91%) Windows Server
16 123 (26.00%) DNS
17 114 (24.10%) Data Centre
18 112 (23.68%) MCITP
19 107 (22.62%) DHCP
20 105 (22.20%) Wireless
21 102 (21.56%) VoIP
22 98 (20.72%) SQL
23 97 (20.51%) SQL Server
24 96 (20.30%) Aruba
25 95 (20.08%) Windows Server 2012
25 95 (20.08%) Meraki
26 89 (18.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 86 (18.18%) ADSL

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 73 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 62 (13.11%) SharePoint
3 42 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (5.92%) IIS
5 25 (5.29%) Skype for Business
6 18 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.27%) CMS
9 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 66 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) assyst
2 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 187 (39.53%) Office 365
2 185 (39.11%) Azure
3 68 (14.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (8.46%) AWS
5 21 (4.44%) SaaS
6 13 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.54%) GCP
7 12 (2.54%) IaaS
8 8 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.85%) PaaS
10 2 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.42%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 183 (38.69%) Firewall
2 123 (26.00%) DNS
3 107 (22.62%) DHCP
4 105 (22.20%) Wireless
5 102 (21.56%) VoIP
6 86 (18.18%) ADSL
7 85 (17.97%) Broadband
8 83 (17.55%) 3G
9 58 (12.26%) WAN
10 56 (11.84%) SAN
11 52 (10.99%) LAN
12 45 (9.51%) TCP/IP
13 40 (8.46%) VPN
14 21 (4.44%) VLAN
15 18 (3.81%) Skype
16 17 (3.59%) MPLS
17 16 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
18 13 (2.75%) NAS
18 13 (2.75%) Network Security
18 13 (2.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.42%) OLTP
9 2 (0.42%) Power BI
9 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (2.54%) Visual Studio
1 12 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.42%) Selenium
3 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.42%) WinDbg
General
1 53 (11.21%) Finance
2 24 (5.07%) Legal
3 18 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.96%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.54%) Retail
6 5 (1.06%) Automotive
6 5 (1.06%) Law
7 4 (0.85%) Electronics
8 3 (0.63%) Games
8 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (28.33%) Analyst
2 90 (19.03%) Support Analyst
3 86 (18.18%) Technical Support
4 78 (16.49%) Technical Analyst
5 77 (16.28%) Technical Support Analyst
6 71 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 56 (11.84%) 1st Line Support
8 54 (11.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 53 (11.21%) 1st Line Technical Support
10 42 (8.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 38 (8.03%) Support Engineer
12 34 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 32 (6.77%) Systems Engineer
14 31 (6.55%) Developer
15 30 (6.34%) IT Engineer
16 28 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
16 28 (5.92%) Architect
17 25 (5.29%) 2nd Line Technical Support
18 24 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
19 20 (4.23%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.19%) .NET
2 31 (6.55%) Web Services
3 20 (4.23%) HTML
4 19 (4.02%) ASP.NET
4 19 (4.02%) CSS
5 11 (2.33%) jQuery
6 10 (2.11%) .NET Core
7 9 (1.90%) LINQ
8 8 (1.69%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.69%) Entity Framework
9 7 (1.48%) XMPP
10 6 (1.27%) JSON
11 5 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.06%) REST
11 5 (1.06%) SOAP
11 5 (1.06%) XML
12 3 (0.63%) HTML5
13 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 114 (24.10%) Data Centre
2 60 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.82%) Public Cloud
4 21 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.96%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.75%) CMDB
7 13 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.33%) PlayStation
8 11 (2.33%) Xbox
9 8 (1.69%) Clustering
10 7 (1.48%) Learning Management System
10 7 (1.48%) NHS
10 7 (1.48%) Wiki
11 6 (1.27%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.27%) FlexPod
12 5 (1.06%) e-Learning
12 5 (1.06%) User Experience
13 4 (0.85%) Replication
14 3 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 251 (53.07%) Windows
2 132 (27.91%) Windows Server
3 95 (20.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (13.11%) Windows 10
6 40 (8.46%) Linux
7 38 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.59%) Windows 7
10 15 (3.17%) Mac OS X
10 15 (3.17%) Ubuntu
11 13 (2.75%) Android
11 13 (2.75%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.54%) CentOS
13 6 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.63%) Unix
15 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (36.36%) ITIL
2 89 (18.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (17.76%) Supplier Management
4 69 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (9.51%) Project Delivery
7 36 (7.61%) Patch Management
8 35 (7.40%) Change Management
8 35 (7.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (6.34%) Service Delivery
10 27 (5.71%) Project Management
10 27 (5.71%) Server Management
11 26 (5.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 25 (5.29%) Mentoring
12 25 (5.29%) Migration
12 25 (5.29%) Server Hardening
13 23 (4.86%) Problem Management
14 22 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (4.65%) Process Improvement
15 20 (4.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 98 (20.72%) SQL
2 73 (15.43%) PowerShell
3 36 (7.61%) C#
4 19 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.02%) Python
5 17 (3.59%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.54%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.90%) VBA
8 5 (1.06%) C++
8 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.85%) VB
10 3 (0.63%) C
10 3 (0.63%) VB6
10 3 (0.63%) VBScript
11 1 (0.21%) Java
Qualifications
1 249 (52.64%) MCSE
2 168 (35.52%) MCSA
3 155 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
4 152 (32.14%) CCNA
5 132 (27.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 112 (23.68%) MCITP
7 55 (11.63%) Degree
8 53 (11.21%) MCP
9 25 (5.29%) CCNP
10 17 (3.59%) MCTS
11 16 (3.38%) A+ Certification
12 14 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (2.75%) VCP6
14 12 (2.54%) RHCA
15 11 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
15 11 (2.33%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.90%) CISSP
16 9 (1.90%) SC Cleared
17 7 (1.48%) HND
17 7 (1.48%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (13.32%) ISO 9001
3 35 (7.40%) SLA
4 5 (1.06%) NIST
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 326 (68.92%) Active Directory
2 191 (40.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (17.12%) Hyper-V
4 40 (8.46%) vSphere
5 30 (6.34%) XenApp
6 20 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.96%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.54%) pfSense
10 10 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.48%) Docker
11 7 (1.48%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.27%) VMware NSX
13 5 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.63%) Xen
15 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.21%) Postfix
16 1 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (9.51%) SCCM
2 40 (8.46%) WSUS
3 16 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.54%) Ansible
5 10 (2.11%) Nessus
6 9 (1.90%) SCOM
7 7 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.85%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.42%) vRealize
11 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 405 (85.62%) Microsoft
2 252 (53.28%) VMware
3 185 (39.11%) Cisco
4 143 (30.23%) Citrix
5 96 (20.30%) Aruba
6 95 (20.08%) Meraki
7 84 (17.76%) Polycom
8 48 (10.15%) HP
9 32 (6.77%) Dell
10 30 (6.34%) Veeam
11 29 (6.13%) NetApp
12 17 (3.59%) Red Hat
13 16 (3.38%) CommVault
14 15 (3.17%) Mitel
15 14 (2.96%) Apple
16 13 (2.75%) Siemens
16 13 (2.75%) WatchGuard
17 10 (2.11%) ServiceNow
17 10 (2.11%) Xamarin
18 8 (1.69%) CheckPoint