Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCSM qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1187 1181 1277
Rank change year-on-year -6 +96 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 1 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.000%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.002% 0.013% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
UK median annual salary £46,000 £75,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.67% +59.57% -6.00%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £75,000 -

MCSM 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41,729 44,688 57,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.67% 25.41% 27.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32,367 35,383 45,949
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCSM in the UK

MCSM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSM.

Salary trend for MCSM in the UK

MCSM
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSM within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
England +7 1 £46,000 -38.67%
London - 1 £46,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing MCSM 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 with a requirement for MCSM.

1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) vCenter Server

MCSM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware