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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 953
Permanent jobs citing MCSM 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London median salary - - -

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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 £72,500 £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

For the 6 months to 29 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) EMV
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Computacenter
2 1 (50.00%) XMPP
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS

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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Field Research
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Computacenter
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) VMware