Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North of England
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 137 138
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 260 482 540
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.27% 2.55% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.27% 10.52% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 212 414 511
Median annual salary £42,500 £31,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £20,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 £61,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,960 4,580 4,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 17.08% 24.25% 18.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,403 3,164 3,392
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the North of England over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
North West +26 132 £47,500 +15.50% 20
Yorkshire -9 79 £39,000 +69.57% 2
North East +5 50 £33,750 +5.47% 3
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 206 (79.23%) Microsoft
2 146 (56.15%) MCSE
3 134 (51.54%) Azure
4 123 (47.31%) Windows
5 107 (41.15%) MCSA
6 102 (39.23%) Office 365
7 95 (36.54%) Active Directory
8 89 (34.23%) VMware
9 87 (33.46%) SQL Server
10 72 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (26.92%) Firewall
12 69 (26.54%) Cisco Certification
13 65 (25.00%) CCNA
14 64 (24.62%) Windows Server
15 63 (24.23%) AWS
16 60 (23.08%) ITIL
17 57 (21.92%) Citrix
17 57 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 49 (18.85%) SQL
19 48 (18.46%) LAN
19 48 (18.46%) WAN
20 40 (15.38%) .NET
20 40 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
21 39 (15.00%) Cisco
22 38 (14.62%) VoIP
22 38 (14.62%) Mentoring
23 35 (13.46%) Windows 10
24 34 (13.08%) MS Exchange
25 32 (12.31%) Hyper-V
26 30 (11.54%) PowerShell

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 34 (13.08%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.31%) IIS
4 14 (5.38%) CMS
4 14 (5.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (4.23%) EPiServer
7 11 (4.23%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 134 (51.54%) Azure
2 102 (39.23%) Office 365
3 63 (24.23%) AWS
4 27 (10.38%) IaaS
5 24 (9.23%) PaaS
6 17 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (3.46%) GCP
8 8 (3.08%) SaaS
9 6 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.31%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (2.31%) GitHub
9 6 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (26.92%) Firewall
2 48 (18.46%) LAN
2 48 (18.46%) WAN
3 38 (14.62%) VoIP
4 30 (11.54%) SAN
5 28 (10.77%) DNS
6 26 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 24 (9.23%) DHCP
8 21 (8.08%) Wireless
9 19 (7.31%) VLAN
10 18 (6.92%) VPN
11 14 (5.38%) IP Telephony
12 13 (5.00%) Skype
13 12 (4.62%) Unified Communications
14 11 (4.23%) NetScaler
15 10 (3.85%) Internet
15 10 (3.85%) Network Security
16 6 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
17 5 (1.92%) MPLS
17 5 (1.92%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (33.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.15%) MySQL
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.54%) MSI
3 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.15%) JIRA
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.38%) CircleCI
General
1 29 (11.15%) Finance
2 14 (5.38%) Retail
3 12 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.85%) Law
5 7 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (13.08%) Developer
2 34 (13.08%) IT Engineer
3 27 (10.38%) Architect
4 23 (8.85%) .NET Developer
4 23 (8.85%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (8.46%) IT Support
6 20 (7.69%) Administrator
6 20 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (7.31%) Consultant
8 18 (6.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (6.15%) IT Support Engineer
10 15 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.62%) IT Administrator
12 12 (4.62%) IT Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.62%) Network Administrator
12 12 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.38%) .NET
2 20 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 16 (6.15%) CSS
3 16 (6.15%) HTML
4 10 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.69%) .NET Core
6 6 (2.31%) jQuery
6 6 (2.31%) RESTful
7 5 (1.92%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.92%) Web Services
8 4 (1.54%) REST
9 3 (1.15%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.15%) HTML5
9 3 (1.15%) LINQ
9 3 (1.15%) Node.js
9 3 (1.15%) React
9 3 (1.15%) Vue.js
10 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 12 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.69%) Life Science
6 6 (2.31%) Replication
7 5 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.54%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.54%) Clustering
8 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.15%) User Experience
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.77%) PMI
10 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.38%) Animation
11 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.38%) PKI
11 1 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 123 (47.31%) Windows
2 64 (24.62%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.46%) Windows 10
4 21 (8.08%) Linux
5 15 (5.77%) Windows 7
5 15 (5.77%) Windows 8
6 11 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.08%) Android
7 8 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (2.31%) VMS
10 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.38%) Solaris
12 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.08%) ITIL
2 57 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 40 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (14.62%) Mentoring
5 27 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (10.38%) TOGAF
6 25 (9.62%) Service Delivery
6 25 (9.62%) Service Management
7 24 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (8.08%) Change Management
9 20 (7.69%) DevOps
10 19 (7.31%) Proactive Maintenance
11 15 (5.77%) CRM
11 15 (5.77%) Line Management
12 14 (5.38%) Tech Ops
13 13 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (5.00%) Project Management
14 12 (4.62%) Change Control
14 12 (4.62%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.85%) SQL
2 30 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.62%) C#
4 21 (8.08%) Python
5 19 (7.31%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.23%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.31%) PHP
8 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) Java
9 1 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) VBA
9 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 146 (56.15%) MCSE
2 107 (41.15%) MCSA
3 69 (26.54%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (25.00%) CCNA
5 26 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (9.23%) MCP
6 24 (9.23%) MCSD
6 24 (9.23%) MCTS
6 24 (9.23%) TOGAF Certification
7 20 (7.69%) MCITP
8 14 (5.38%) Degree
9 11 (4.23%) CCNP
9 11 (4.23%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.46%) MCT
11 6 (2.31%) A+ Certification
11 6 (2.31%) CCA
11 6 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.92%) CISSP
12 5 (1.92%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.31%) SLA
2 12 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.31%) GDPR
4 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.15%) NCSC
5 3 (1.15%) NIST
5 3 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 95 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 72 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (12.31%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.54%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.69%) XenApp
6 5 (1.92%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.92%) vSphere
6 5 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.54%) Xen
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (9.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (8.08%) SCCM
3 11 (4.23%) Puppet
4 7 (2.69%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.31%) Ansible
5 6 (2.31%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.92%) Terraform
7 4 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.15%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.15%) Nagios
8 3 (1.15%) SCOM
9 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.38%) vMotion
Vendors
1 206 (79.23%) Microsoft
2 89 (34.23%) VMware
3 57 (21.92%) Citrix
4 39 (15.00%) Cisco
5 20 (7.69%) Sitecore
6 19 (7.31%) Veeam
7 15 (5.77%) HP
8 10 (3.85%) Sophos
8 10 (3.85%) Symantec
9 7 (2.69%) Dell
9 7 (2.69%) Google
9 7 (2.69%) IBM
9 7 (2.69%) Mitel
9 7 (2.69%) Sonus
10 6 (2.31%) arcserve
10 6 (2.31%) EqualLogic
10 6 (2.31%) Intel
10 6 (2.31%) Juniper
10 6 (2.31%) NetApp
10 6 (2.31%) ProCurve