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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 340 294 197
Rank change year-on-year -46 -97 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,902 1,203 1,428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.15% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 5.32% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,232 963 1,189
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,598 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.17% -7.56% +15.38%

Microsoft Certification 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 45,483 22,606 17,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.80% 21.63% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,663 13,219 13,074
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.21% +5.56%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -11 1,730 £45,000 +0.70% 264
UK excluding London +16 1,302 £42,500 +2.17% 224
Work from Home -63 764 £50,000 +11.11% 124
London -107 479 £53,500 +7.00% 63
South East -13 394 £40,000 +12.68% 44
North of England +70 390 £37,750 -5.63% 66
North West +51 244 £36,311 -30.84% 25
Midlands -51 184 £45,000 +5.88% 36
East of England +10 161 £45,000 -6.25% 22
West Midlands -2 137 £46,250 +2.78% 20
South West -11 118 £41,000 -2.91% 29
Yorkshire -1 107 £40,000 - 28
East Midlands -59 47 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Wales -10 45 £45,000 +28.57% 10
North East -7 39 £31,000 +3.33% 13
Scotland -55 32 £37,778 -22.90% 17
Northern Ireland -22 5 £37,000 -17.78%

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 1,703 (89.54%) Microsoft
2 1,171 (61.57%) Azure
3 855 (44.95%) Windows
4 755 (39.70%) Active Directory
5 731 (38.43%) Microsoft 365
6 668 (35.12%) Social Skills
7 569 (29.92%) MCSE
8 535 (28.13%) Windows Server
9 528 (27.76%) Agile
10 495 (26.03%) ITIL
11 470 (24.71%) Degree
12 442 (23.24%) SQL Server
13 423 (22.24%) VMware
14 370 (19.45%) SQL
15 368 (19.35%) PowerShell
16 358 (18.82%) DevOps
17 345 (18.14%) .NET
18 339 (17.82%) C#
19 338 (17.77%) Problem-Solving
20 331 (17.40%) MCSA
21 303 (15.93%) Firewall
22 284 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 283 (14.88%) Windows 10
24 282 (14.83%) AWS
25 280 (14.72%) Cisco
26 268 (14.09%) SharePoint
27 263 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 255 (13.41%) DNS
29 254 (13.35%) MS Exchange
30 243 (12.78%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft Certification
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
1 268 (14.09%) SharePoint
2 254 (13.35%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.26%) IIS
4 28 (1.47%) Confluence
4 28 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.26%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.68%) IBM Domino
11 12 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.26%) Apache
13 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.21%) CMS
14 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 225 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.42%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.16%) CATIA
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.053%) Blender
9 1 (0.053%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 46 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.63%) JDE OneWorld
3 11 (0.58%) Line 50
3 11 (0.58%) Maximo
3 11 (0.58%) Sage 200
4 9 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.21%) Eikon
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.053%) assyst
8 1 (0.053%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.053%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.053%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,171 (61.57%) Azure
2 731 (38.43%) Microsoft 365
3 282 (14.83%) AWS
4 241 (12.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 217 (11.41%) Power Platform
6 138 (7.26%) PaaS
7 136 (7.15%) IaaS
8 105 (5.52%) SaaS
9 94 (4.94%) Azure Monitor
10 90 (4.73%) Azure Machine Learning
11 87 (4.57%) Serverless
12 77 (4.05%) Azure Functions
12 77 (4.05%) OneDrive
13 72 (3.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 64 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
15 59 (3.10%) Azure Logic Apps
16 57 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
17 56 (2.94%) Azure Service Bus
18 41 (2.16%) Mimecast
19 33 (1.74%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 303 (15.93%) Firewall
2 255 (13.41%) DNS
3 234 (12.30%) WAN
4 206 (10.83%) DHCP
4 206 (10.83%) LAN
5 146 (7.68%) SAN
5 146 (7.68%) TCP/IP
6 120 (6.31%) VPN
7 90 (4.73%) Network Security
8 82 (4.31%) VLAN
8 82 (4.31%) Wireless
9 81 (4.26%) Internet
10 72 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
11 51 (2.68%) VoIP
12 46 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
13 43 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
14 38 (2.00%) WLAN
15 35 (1.84%) NAS
16 32 (1.68%) SD-WAN
17 27 (1.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (23.24%) SQL Server
2 142 (7.47%) Relational Database
3 86 (4.52%) Power BI
4 60 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (2.89%) RDBMS
6 48 (2.52%) Big Data
7 43 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (1.89%) Data Lake
9 33 (1.74%) MySQL
10 31 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.05%) NoSQL
14 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (0.84%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.58%) MS Access
17 7 (0.37%) Power Query
18 6 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 92 (4.84%) JIRA
2 91 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 42 (2.21%) Bitbucket
4 40 (2.10%) webpack
5 37 (1.95%) NUnit
5 37 (1.95%) Visual Studio
6 35 (1.84%) Jenkins
7 27 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (1.21%) Moq
9 23 (1.21%) MSTest
10 17 (0.89%) Grunt
10 17 (0.89%) gulp
10 17 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.58%) ReSharper
11 11 (0.58%) StyleCop
12 10 (0.53%) GitLab
12 10 (0.53%) Subversion
13 7 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 668 (35.12%) Social Skills
2 212 (11.15%) Finance
3 153 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (5.84%) Public Sector
5 95 (4.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 86 (4.52%) Marketing
7 78 (4.10%) Retail
8 64 (3.36%) Organisational Skills
9 56 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 55 (2.89%) Influencing Skills
11 50 (2.63%) Documentation Skills
11 50 (2.63%) Law
12 44 (2.31%) Publishing
13 41 (2.16%) Legal
13 41 (2.16%) Manufacturing
14 40 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
15 39 (2.05%) Wearables
16 37 (1.95%) Games
17 26 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (1.21%) Esports
Job Titles
1 250 (13.14%) Developer
2 221 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 215 (11.30%) Architect
4 153 (8.04%) Support Engineer
5 151 (7.94%) IT Engineer
6 140 (7.36%) IT Support
7 135 (7.10%) Consultant
8 130 (6.83%) Analyst
9 121 (6.36%) Senior Developer
10 117 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 115 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
12 106 (5.57%) .NET Developer
13 100 (5.26%) Administrator
14 88 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
15 76 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
16 73 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
16 73 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
17 69 (3.63%) Azure Architect
18 68 (3.58%) Senior .NET Developer
19 64 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (18.14%) .NET
2 192 (10.09%) HTML
3 183 (9.62%) .NET Core
4 169 (8.89%) .NET Framework
5 158 (8.31%) CSS
6 153 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 151 (7.94%) ASP.NET
8 147 (7.73%) React
9 129 (6.78%) AngularJS
10 118 (6.20%) Entity Framework
11 100 (5.26%) Web Services
12 83 (4.36%) HTML5
13 71 (3.73%) jQuery
14 65 (3.42%) Vue.js
15 60 (3.15%) WCF
16 52 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (2.63%) CSS3
17 50 (2.63%) XML
18 47 (2.47%) Ajax
18 47 (2.47%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.05%) Data Centre
2 106 (5.57%) Management Information System
3 94 (4.94%) Robotics
4 93 (4.89%) IoT
5 83 (4.36%) Driving Licence
5 83 (4.36%) NHS
6 69 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
7 68 (3.58%) Public Cloud
8 54 (2.84%) Clustering
8 54 (2.84%) Replication
9 52 (2.73%) Virtual Team
10 50 (2.63%) User Experience
11 49 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (2.10%) Renewable Energy
13 37 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (1.68%) Mobile App
15 23 (1.21%) Online Games
15 23 (1.21%) Sports Betting
16 21 (1.10%) Cloud Native
17 20 (1.05%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 855 (44.95%) Windows
2 535 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 283 (14.88%) Windows 10
4 179 (9.41%) Linux
5 118 (6.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 117 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (4.26%) Windows 7
8 80 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 63 (3.31%) Unix
10 45 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (2.05%) Android
12 27 (1.42%) Windows 8
13 19 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.00%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.74%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.68%) CentOS
17 9 (0.47%) Debian
17 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (27.76%) Agile
2 495 (26.03%) ITIL
3 358 (18.82%) DevOps
4 338 (17.77%) Problem-Solving
5 263 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 232 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
7 225 (11.83%) Computer Science
8 213 (11.20%) Scrum
9 192 (10.09%) Mentoring
10 187 (9.83%) Service Delivery
10 187 (9.83%) TOGAF
11 175 (9.20%) Project Management
12 172 (9.04%) Analytics
13 171 (8.99%) Migration
14 160 (8.41%) Project Delivery
15 150 (7.89%) MVC
16 142 (7.47%) Incident Management
17 139 (7.31%) Mathematics
18 127 (6.68%) Service Management
19 124 (6.52%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 370 (19.45%) SQL
2 368 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 339 (17.82%) C#
4 216 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 111 (5.84%) Python
6 110 (5.78%) T-SQL
7 78 (4.10%) TypeScript
8 50 (2.63%) Java
9 36 (1.89%) Bash
10 25 (1.31%) C
10 25 (1.31%) VBScript
11 22 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 20 (1.05%) VB
14 18 (0.95%) PHP
15 16 (0.84%) F#
16 14 (0.74%) C++
16 14 (0.74%) Kotlin
17 12 (0.63%) Scala
18 10 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 569 (29.92%) MCSE
2 470 (24.71%) Degree
3 331 (17.40%) MCSA
4 243 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
5 209 (10.99%) CCNA
6 195 (10.25%) Security Cleared
7 189 (9.94%) MCP
8 159 (8.36%) SC Cleared
9 127 (6.68%) TOGAF Certification
10 115 (6.05%) MCITP
11 105 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 87 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
13 67 (3.52%) CCNP
14 64 (3.36%) A+ Certification
15 50 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
16 48 (2.52%) MCTS
17 42 (2.21%) CISSP
18 39 (2.05%) Master's Degree
19 35 (1.84%) AWS Certification
20 32 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.10%) SLA
2 109 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (2.37%) QA
4 39 (2.05%) GDPR
5 34 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (1.47%) HL7
7 14 (0.74%) NIST
8 13 (0.68%) Accessibility
9 11 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.42%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.26%) NCSC
12 5 (0.26%) PMO
12 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.16%) DICOM
15 2 (0.11%) GxP
15 2 (0.11%) IASME
15 2 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 755 (39.70%) Active Directory
2 284 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (9.67%) Hyper-V
4 108 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
5 97 (5.10%) Docker
6 88 (4.63%) vSphere
7 56 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 47 (2.47%) XenApp
9 30 (1.58%) Terminal Services
10 26 (1.37%) XenDesktop
11 24 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (0.95%) Terminal Server
12 18 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 15 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.37%) Firmware
15 7 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 238 (12.51%) SCCM
2 189 (9.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 118 (6.20%) Kubernetes
4 96 (5.05%) Terraform
5 53 (2.79%) SCOM
6 51 (2.68%) Ansible
7 43 (2.26%) vCenter Server
8 35 (1.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 28 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
10 26 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
11 25 (1.31%) WSUS
12 23 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
13 22 (1.16%) FortiGate
14 17 (0.89%) Puppet
15 16 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (0.84%) SCOrch
16 15 (0.79%) ZABBIX
17 14 (0.74%) NetBackup
17 14 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,703 (89.54%) Microsoft
2 423 (22.24%) VMware
3 280 (14.72%) Cisco
4 159 (8.36%) Citrix
5 123 (6.47%) Salesforce.com
6 114 (5.99%) Veeam
7 86 (4.52%) MuleSoft
8 82 (4.31%) HP
9 69 (3.63%) Meraki
10 68 (3.58%) Apple
11 65 (3.42%) Databricks
11 65 (3.42%) IBM
12 61 (3.21%) Dell
13 47 (2.47%) Google
14 45 (2.37%) Oracle
14 45 (2.37%) ServiceNow
15 43 (2.26%) NEC
15 43 (2.26%) Northgate
16 36 (1.89%) SolarWinds
17 30 (1.58%) Zscaler