Period
to 21 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1194 1191 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +1296
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% 0.009% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
UK median annual salary £56,875 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.74% - -
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 40,923 42,921 55,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.88% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30,813 33,598 44,434
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 June 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 +5 2 £56,875 +19.74%
London -4 2 £56,875 +19.74%

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) COBIT
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (100.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (100.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware