Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South West
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 127 125
Rank change year-on-year -69 -2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 99 100 265
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 2.16% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 7.00% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 91 84 235
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,625 £31,250 £32,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £49,375 £55,625 £52,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,334 1,429 3,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.44% 30.90% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,177 1,093 2,382
10th Percentile £30,335 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,750 £35,409 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South West

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South West region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Bristol -67 37 £36,000 -4.00% 13
Devon +13 18 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Gloucestershire -37 15 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Wiltshire -11 12 £45,000 - 6
Somerset -15 8 £46,250 -28.85% 3
Dorset -25 4 £58,250 +121.90% 5
Cornwall -12 2 £22,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 86 (86.87%) Microsoft
2 52 (52.53%) Azure
3 37 (37.37%) Windows
4 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 35 (35.35%) MCSE
6 30 (30.30%) SQL Server
7 29 (29.29%) Social Skills
8 27 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
9 26 (26.26%) VMware
10 22 (22.22%) MCSA
11 21 (21.21%) ITIL
12 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (20.20%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (19.19%) Windows Server
13 19 (19.19%) Windows 10
14 18 (18.18%) Hyper-V
14 18 (18.18%) .NET
15 17 (17.17%) AWS
16 16 (16.16%) C#
17 15 (15.15%) HTML
17 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
17 15 (15.15%) Firewall
17 15 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (14.14%) Azure Active Directory
18 14 (14.14%) PowerShell
19 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (13.13%) DevOps
20 12 (12.12%) Web Development
20 12 (12.12%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.04%) CMS
5 2 (2.02%) Apache
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.02%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.02%) IIS
5 2 (2.02%) Kentico
5 2 (2.02%) nginx
5 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.02%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 52 (52.53%) Azure
2 27 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (17.17%) AWS
4 14 (14.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (9.09%) GitHub
5 9 (9.09%) Serverless
6 7 (7.07%) IaaS
7 6 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (6.06%) Power Platform
7 6 (6.06%) SaaS
8 4 (4.04%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (3.03%) Power Automate
9 3 (3.03%) PowerApps
10 2 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (2.02%) GCP
11 1 (1.01%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (1.01%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) Firewall
2 12 (12.12%) SAN
3 11 (11.11%) DNS
3 11 (11.11%) MPLS
4 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.08%) WAN
5 7 (7.07%) DHCP
5 7 (7.07%) VoIP
5 7 (7.07%) VPN
6 6 (6.06%) LAN
6 6 (6.06%) Skype
7 5 (5.05%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (5.05%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.04%) ADSL
9 3 (3.03%) VLAN
9 3 (3.03%) Wireless
10 2 (2.02%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (2.02%) Network Security
10 2 (2.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (5.05%) Power BI
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (4.04%) Big Data
5 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.02%) Impala
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.01%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.01%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) JIRA
2 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.04%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.02%) AppScan
5 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (2.02%) git-flow
5 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.02%) Maven
General
1 29 (29.29%) Social Skills
2 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.08%) Local Government
4 6 (6.06%) Legal
5 5 (5.05%) Finance
5 5 (5.05%) Games
6 3 (3.03%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (3.03%) Retail
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Military
7 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (23.23%) Developer
2 15 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (14.14%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.14%) Analyst
4 13 (13.13%) IT Support
5 10 (10.10%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) IT Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.08%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Administrator
8 7 (7.07%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Support Technician
9 6 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (6.06%) IT Manager
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.05%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (5.05%) Architect
10 5 (5.05%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.05%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.18%) .NET
2 15 (15.15%) HTML
3 12 (12.12%) CSS
4 5 (5.05%) React
5 4 (4.04%) .NET Core
5 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.03%) Middleware
7 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.02%) jQuery
7 2 (2.02%) Kafka
8 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.01%) Node.js
8 1 (1.01%) REST
8 1 (1.01%) RESTful
8 1 (1.01%) Swagger
8 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Replication
2 9 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.07%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.06%) Driving Licence
5 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
5 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.03%) BYOD
7 2 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (2.02%) Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) User Experience
8 1 (1.01%) CCTV
8 1 (1.01%) CMDB
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) Social Media
8 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (37.37%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) Windows 10
2 19 (19.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2019
4 8 (8.08%) Linux
5 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) CentOS
8 1 (1.01%) Fedora
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) ITIL
2 20 (20.20%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.13%) DevOps
5 12 (12.12%) Web Development
6 10 (10.10%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (9.09%) Client Onboarding
8 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.08%) Line Management
8 8 (8.08%) Project Management
9 7 (7.07%) Machine Learning
10 6 (6.06%) Scrum
10 6 (6.06%) Statistics
11 5 (5.05%) Change Management
11 5 (5.05%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.05%) Patch Management
11 5 (5.05%) Service Management
11 5 (5.05%) Situational Awareness
11 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.16%) C#
2 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.14%) PowerShell
4 12 (12.12%) SQL
5 10 (10.10%) Java
6 7 (7.07%) PHP
7 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.05%) Python
7 5 (5.05%) VB
7 5 (5.05%) VBScript
8 3 (3.03%) C
8 3 (3.03%) C++
8 3 (3.03%) R
8 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.02%) Go
9 2 (2.02%) Perl
10 1 (1.01%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (35.35%) MCSE
2 22 (22.22%) MCSA
3 11 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (10.10%) CCNA
4 10 (10.10%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (10.10%) Degree
5 8 (8.08%) MCP
6 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.06%) MCSD
8 5 (5.05%) CCA
8 5 (5.05%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (5.05%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (4.04%) AWS Certification
9 4 (4.04%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (4.04%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (3.03%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (3.03%) SANS
10 3 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (5.05%) SLA
4 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.02%) QA
5 1 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.01%) GDPR
5 1 (1.01%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.09%) XenApp
5 8 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (6.06%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.05%) vSphere
8 3 (3.03%) Docker
9 2 (2.02%) Apache Flume
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.01%) NFS
10 1 (1.01%) Samba
10 1 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.01%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 3 (3.03%) Ansible
3 3 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.03%) Puppet
3 3 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.02%) Kibana
4 2 (2.02%) Oozie
4 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.02%) Terraform
5 1 (1.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.01%) Nagios
5 1 (1.01%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.01%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (86.87%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.26%) VMware
3 10 (10.10%) Cisco
3 10 (10.10%) Citrix
4 9 (9.09%) Oracle
5 7 (7.07%) Dell
5 7 (7.07%) Veeam
6 6 (6.06%) EMC
6 6 (6.06%) NetApp
7 5 (5.05%) IBM
7 5 (5.05%) SAP
7 5 (5.05%) Sophos
7 5 (5.05%) Xamarin
8 4 (4.04%) Meraki
9 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.02%) BT
10 2 (2.02%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.02%) Sitecore
10 2 (2.02%) Splunk
10 2 (2.02%) Veracode