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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
Rank 866 - 955
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% - 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% - 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £75,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London median 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCSM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 4 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 1 £75,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £75,000 -
South East - 1 £75,000 -
England - 1 £75,000 -

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) GIS
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Domino
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Computacenter
2 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Field Research

MCSM
Top Related 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Domino
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Field Research
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Computacenter
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) VMware