Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1179 - 1294
Rank change year-on-year - +1294 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 4 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% - 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
UK median annual salary £47,500 - £45,000
10th Percentile £43,750 - £42,750
90th Percentile £51,250 - £47,250
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £45,000

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 43216 52862 59889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33253 42717 47530
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 19 August 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 - 4 £47,500 -
London - 3 £47,500 -
North West - 1 - -
UK excluding London - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) VCAP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) CMDB
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
1 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (50.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 3 (75.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix