Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1189 1223 1312
Rank change year-on-year +34 +89 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.007% 0.010% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
UK median annual salary £47,500 - £45,000
10th Percentile £43,750 - £43,000
90th Percentile £51,250 - £47,900
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 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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 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 20 October 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 +49 3 £47,500 -
London - 2 £47,500 -
UK excluding London +48 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) VCAP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB

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 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 2 (66.67%) VCAP
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix