Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > North of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 137 150
Rank change year-on-year -49 +13 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 119 357 415
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 1.25% 2.21% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.60% 12.61% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 135 281 360
Median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% +21.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £61,050 £60,000 £57,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.39%

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 1,565 2,831 4,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.39% 17.55% 21.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 2,031 3,237
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 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
North West -9 75 £46,913 +25.10% 28
Yorkshire -32 26 £22,500 -47.06% 7
North East -16 18 £40,000 +52.38% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 95 (79.83%) Microsoft
2 68 (57.14%) Windows
3 60 (50.42%) Windows Server
4 56 (47.06%) MCSE
5 51 (42.86%) Azure
6 49 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 47 (39.50%) VMware
8 42 (35.29%) MCSA
9 39 (32.77%) Cisco
10 36 (30.25%) Office 365
11 35 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (29.41%) DNS
11 35 (29.41%) Hyper-V
12 34 (28.57%) Firewall
13 31 (26.05%) Degree
14 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (23.53%) CCNA
15 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
16 27 (22.69%) Disaster Recovery
17 26 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (20.17%) SQL
18 24 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
19 23 (19.33%) DHCP
20 22 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 21 (17.65%) WAN
21 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
21 21 (17.65%) ITIL
22 19 (15.97%) Linux
22 19 (15.97%) LAN

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 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.88%) IIS
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.52%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.68%) Content Management Server
6 2 (1.68%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (42.86%) Azure
2 36 (30.25%) Office 365
3 15 (12.61%) AWS
3 15 (12.61%) Power Platform
4 9 (7.56%) OneDrive
4 9 (7.56%) PaaS
5 8 (6.72%) IaaS
6 7 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (5.04%) GCP
7 6 (5.04%) SaaS
8 5 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.36%) Power Automate
9 4 (3.36%) PowerApps
9 4 (3.36%) Yammer
10 3 (2.52%) GitHub
11 2 (1.68%) Cloudflare
11 2 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.41%) DNS
2 34 (28.57%) Firewall
3 23 (19.33%) DHCP
4 21 (17.65%) WAN
5 19 (15.97%) LAN
6 16 (13.45%) VLAN
7 14 (11.76%) VoIP
7 14 (11.76%) VPN
8 13 (10.92%) Network Security
9 10 (8.40%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
10 9 (7.56%) Unified Communications
11 7 (5.88%) FTP
11 7 (5.88%) IPsec
11 7 (5.88%) MPLS
11 7 (5.88%) SAN
11 7 (5.88%) SSL
11 7 (5.88%) WLAN
12 5 (4.20%) Skype
12 5 (4.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (10.92%) Power BI
4 12 (10.08%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (5.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.40%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.88%) Electronics
4 5 (4.20%) Banking
5 4 (3.36%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 3 (2.52%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.68%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.68%) Law
7 2 (1.68%) Local Government
7 2 (1.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.81%) IT Engineer
1 20 (16.81%) Network Engineer
2 18 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.40%) Analyst
3 10 (8.40%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.72%) Architect
5 8 (6.72%) Data Analytics Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Data Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.88%) Technical Support
7 6 (5.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Azure Architect
8 5 (4.20%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 4 (3.36%) Web Services
3 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.52%) HTML
3 3 (2.52%) SOAP
3 3 (2.52%) XML
4 2 (1.68%) COM+
5 1 (0.84%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.84%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.84%) CSS
5 1 (0.84%) Django
5 1 (0.84%) Express
5 1 (0.84%) JSON
5 1 (0.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.24%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.56%) Driving Licence
4 6 (5.04%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.52%) Replication
6 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (57.14%) Windows
2 60 (50.42%) Windows Server
3 19 (15.97%) Linux
4 12 (10.08%) Windows 10
4 12 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (3.36%) Unix
7 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.68%) Android
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (17.65%) ITIL
5 17 (14.29%) Project Management
6 15 (12.61%) Computer Science
7 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (9.24%) Migration
11 10 (8.40%) CRM
11 10 (8.40%) Storage Management
12 9 (7.56%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (7.56%) Validation
13 8 (6.72%) Analytics
13 8 (6.72%) Data Analytics
13 8 (6.72%) Data Engineering
13 8 (6.72%) Dimensional Modelling
13 8 (6.72%) Use Case
13 8 (6.72%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) SQL
2 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.04%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.04%) C#
3 6 (5.04%) Python
4 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.84%) C++
6 1 (0.84%) Java
6 1 (0.84%) PHP
6 1 (0.84%) Ruby
6 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (47.06%) MCSE
2 42 (35.29%) MCSA
3 35 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (26.05%) Degree
5 28 (23.53%) CCNA
6 16 (13.45%) MCP
7 14 (11.76%) MCITP
8 13 (10.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (7.56%) CCNP
9 9 (7.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 9 (7.56%) SSCP
10 8 (6.72%) A+ Certification
11 7 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (5.04%) RHCE
13 5 (4.20%) CCIE
13 5 (4.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (4.20%) HNC
13 5 (4.20%) MCDST
13 5 (4.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.88%) SLA
3 2 (1.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.84%) NCSC
4 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 49 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 35 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.36%) vSphere
6 3 (2.52%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.68%) NFS
7 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.68%) XenApp
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 9 (7.56%) Ansible
2 9 (7.56%) Puppet
2 9 (7.56%) Terraform
2 9 (7.56%) WSUS
3 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (3.36%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.36%) SCOM
6 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.68%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.68%) WMI
8 1 (0.84%) Nessus
Vendors
1 95 (79.83%) Microsoft
2 47 (39.50%) VMware
3 39 (32.77%) Cisco
4 11 (9.24%) Citrix
5 9 (7.56%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.72%) Juniper
7 7 (5.88%) Sophos
7 7 (5.88%) ZyXEL
8 6 (5.04%) HP
8 6 (5.04%) NetApp
9 5 (4.20%) Dell
10 4 (3.36%) Veeam
11 3 (2.52%) Brocade
11 3 (2.52%) Mitel
11 3 (2.52%) Oracle
11 3 (2.52%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.68%) EqualLogic
12 2 (1.68%) QAD
12 2 (1.68%) SAP
12 2 (1.68%) Splunk