Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1193 1179 -
Rank change year-on-year -14 - +1322
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.001% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% 0.005% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
UK median annual salary £49,250 £75,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.33% - -
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 41,611 43,350 57,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 31,850 34,158 45,811
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 19 April 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 +17 2 £49,250 -34.33%
London +13 2 £49,250 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) COBIT
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification

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
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
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%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) EMC