Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1180 1220 1307
Rank change year-on-year +40 +87 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% 0.010% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
UK median annual salary £46,000 - £46,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

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 43339 49843 59216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.00% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33310 39984 47288
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 5 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 22 November 2017. 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 +15 2 £46,000 -
UK excluding London +38 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
London - 1 £46,000 -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCSM.

1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) CMDB
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery

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 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CMDB
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft