Period
to 27 January 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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South West
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 148 138 134
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 -23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 86 182 226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.80% 2.12% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.44% 7.63% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 99 154 210
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,300 £23,000 £29,900
90th Percentile £57,742 £57,500 £70,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%

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 1,336 2,386 2,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.01% 27.84% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 915 1,810 1,960
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +8.54%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,379 £66,600
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 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 January 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 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
Wiltshire +17 19 £47,500 +31.94% 5
Bristol -8 17 £50,000 +43.88% 4
Cornwall +5 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Somerset +31 12 £39,000 -22.00% 2
Gloucestershire +22 10 £32,500 -36.59% 2
Devon +19 8 £37,500 - 3
Dorset -13 6 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

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

1 69 (80.23%) Microsoft
2 59 (68.60%) Windows
3 48 (55.81%) Azure
4 46 (53.49%) VMware
4 46 (53.49%) ITIL
5 38 (44.19%) MCSE
6 36 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (37.21%) MCSA
7 32 (37.21%) Windows Server
8 31 (36.05%) Active Directory
9 29 (33.72%) Office 365
10 26 (30.23%) Linux
11 25 (29.07%) Cisco
12 23 (26.74%) SAN
13 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (25.58%) Degree
14 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
14 21 (24.42%) PowerShell
15 20 (23.26%) CCNA
15 20 (23.26%) Firewall
16 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
17 18 (20.93%) vSphere
17 18 (20.93%) DNS
17 18 (20.93%) WAN
17 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
17 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
18 17 (19.77%) SolarWinds
18 17 (19.77%) Public Sector
19 16 (18.60%) IaaS
19 16 (18.60%) DevOps

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 16 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.49%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.33%) CMS
5 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) Confluence
6 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.16%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Maximo
2 3 (3.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 48 (55.81%) Azure
2 29 (33.72%) Office 365
3 16 (18.60%) IaaS
3 16 (18.60%) PaaS
4 14 (16.28%) AWS
5 8 (9.30%) G Suite
5 8 (9.30%) SaaS
6 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.16%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.16%) GitHub
8 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) SAN
2 20 (23.26%) Firewall
3 18 (20.93%) DNS
3 18 (20.93%) WAN
4 14 (16.28%) DHCP
4 14 (16.28%) LAN
5 8 (9.30%) FTP
6 4 (4.65%) VLAN
6 4 (4.65%) VoIP
6 4 (4.65%) VPN
6 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.49%) Internet
7 3 (3.49%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.49%) Skype
7 3 (3.49%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.49%) Wireless
8 2 (2.33%) PBX
8 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.33%) TETRA
8 2 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.16%) MySQL
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Power BI
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 17 (19.77%) Public Sector
2 10 (11.63%) Finance
3 9 (10.47%) Local Government
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Server Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Architect
5 7 (8.14%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Administrator
6 6 (6.98%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Lead Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Leader
7 5 (5.81%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Server Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) JSON
3 6 (6.98%) .NET Core
4 4 (4.65%) CSS
4 4 (4.65%) HTML
4 4 (4.65%) LAMP
4 4 (4.65%) WAMP
5 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.49%) REST
6 2 (2.33%) Web Services
7 1 (1.16%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.98%) User Experience
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.33%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (2.33%) iSeries
5 2 (2.33%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.33%) Replication
5 2 (2.33%) SCADA
5 2 (2.33%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.16%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (68.60%) Windows
2 32 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 26 (30.23%) Linux
4 12 (13.95%) Windows 10
5 10 (11.63%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.33%) Android
8 2 (2.33%) HPUX
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.33%) Solaris
8 2 (2.33%) SUSE
8 2 (2.33%) Unix
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.16%) Debian
9 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) ITIL
2 16 (18.60%) DevOps
3 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
5 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (11.63%) Service Delivery
5 10 (11.63%) Service Management
5 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.63%) TOGAF
6 9 (10.47%) Proactive Maintenance
6 9 (10.47%) Proactive Management
7 8 (9.30%) Antivirus Management
7 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (9.30%) Security Hardening
7 8 (9.30%) Server Management
7 8 (9.30%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.44%) SQL
3 7 (8.14%) C#
4 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.65%) VBScript
5 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (1.16%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 38 (44.19%) MCSE
2 32 (37.21%) MCSA
3 22 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (25.58%) Degree
4 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
5 20 (23.26%) CCNA
6 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
7 14 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (8.14%) CCNP
8 7 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (6.98%) CISSP
9 6 (6.98%) MCP
10 4 (4.65%) CISM
10 4 (4.65%) ISACA
11 3 (3.49%) MCITP
11 3 (3.49%) MCPD
11 3 (3.49%) MCTS
11 3 (3.49%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (2.33%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) GDPR
2 9 (10.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (9.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 8 (9.30%) SLA
4 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.16%) Def Stans
6 1 (1.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 36 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (36.05%) Active Directory
3 18 (20.93%) vSphere
4 11 (12.79%) XenApp
4 11 (12.79%) XenDesktop
5 8 (9.30%) Shibboleth
5 8 (9.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.16%) Docker
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (9.30%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (9.30%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (9.30%) vCenter Server
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.65%) SCCM
4 4 (4.65%) Terraform
5 3 (3.49%) Ansible
5 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.49%) Puppet
6 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (80.23%) Microsoft
2 46 (53.49%) VMware
3 25 (29.07%) Cisco
4 17 (19.77%) SolarWinds
5 15 (17.44%) Veeam
6 14 (16.28%) Dell
7 13 (15.12%) CheckPoint
7 13 (15.12%) Citrix
8 12 (13.95%) F5
8 12 (13.95%) McAfee
8 12 (13.95%) NetApp
9 11 (12.79%) Red Hat
10 10 (11.63%) Sophos
11 8 (9.30%) Google
12 7 (8.14%) Brocade
12 7 (8.14%) IBM
12 7 (8.14%) Juniper
13 5 (5.81%) HP
13 5 (5.81%) Splunk
14 4 (4.65%) Oracle