Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Microsoft Certification
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 136 117
Rank change year-on-year -18 -19 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4075 4596 5728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.46% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.44% 9.37% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3398 3934 5054
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% -3.55%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -

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 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 -25 3733 £40,000 - 216
UK excluding London -25 2560 £38,000 +1.33% 162
London -9 1373 £45,000 +3.95% 66
South East -27 780 £40,000 - 30
North of England -49 632 £32,500 -13.33% 38
Midlands -6 393 £38,750 +13.97% 37
North West -1 346 £31,500 -16.00% 24
East of England +5 304 £42,500 +13.33% 15
West Midlands +1 285 £38,750 +10.71% 22
South West -40 274 £35,000 -5.41% 29
Yorkshire -44 253 £37,500 - 13
Scotland +37 130 £45,000 +7.78% 7
East Midlands -13 108 £40,000 +21.21% 15
Wales +23 69 £38,750 +29.17% 6
North East -41 35 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Northern Ireland -15 25 £22,500 -25.00% 1
Isle of Man -10 1 £60,000 +71.43%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 3233 (79.34%) Microsoft
2 2513 (61.67%) Windows
3 2134 (52.37%) MCSE
4 1965 (48.22%) Active Directory
5 1559 (38.26%) VMware
6 1378 (33.82%) ITIL
7 1357 (33.30%) Windows Server
8 1219 (29.91%) MCSA
9 1085 (26.63%) Office 365
10 1012 (24.83%) SQL Server
11 994 (24.39%) MS Exchange
12 992 (24.34%) VMware Infrastructure
13 835 (20.49%) Hyper-V
14 816 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 812 (19.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 796 (19.53%) SQL
17 774 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 771 (18.92%) Citrix
19 768 (18.85%) MCP
20 766 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
21 723 (17.74%) Cisco
22 704 (17.28%) CCNA
23 698 (17.13%) Degree
24 667 (16.37%) Firewall
25 660 (16.20%) Finance
26 652 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
27 626 (15.36%) DNS
28 588 (14.43%) Windows 7
29 583 (14.31%) .NET
30 582 (14.28%) PowerShell

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
1 994 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 480 (11.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 448 (10.99%) SharePoint
4 299 (7.34%) Skype for Business
5 288 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 248 (6.09%) IIS
7 124 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 108 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 70 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
10 56 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
11 52 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (1.08%) NServiceBus
13 40 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
14 39 (0.96%) Apache
15 33 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 28 (0.69%) Sitefinity
17 24 (0.59%) CMS
18 20 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
19 18 (0.44%) Umbraco
20 17 (0.42%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 652 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.074%) SPSS
9 2 (0.049%) Maya
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.025%) InDesign
10 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 154 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 8 (0.20%) Maximo
5 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.12%) BPCS
6 5 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
7 3 (0.074%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.074%) Workfront
8 2 (0.049%) BASE24
8 2 (0.049%) Eikon
8 2 (0.049%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.049%) Magento
8 2 (0.049%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.049%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.049%) Relativity
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.025%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1085 (26.63%) Office 365
2 812 (19.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
4 251 (6.16%) IaaS
5 123 (3.02%) PaaS
6 93 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 88 (2.16%) SaaS
8 78 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
9 49 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 44 (1.08%) G Suite
11 38 (0.93%) Mimecast
12 23 (0.56%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.37%) Yammer
14 12 (0.29%) iPaaS
15 9 (0.22%) npm
16 7 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.17%) GitHub
17 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.12%) Google Analytics
17 5 (0.12%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 667 (16.37%) Firewall
2 626 (15.36%) DNS
3 565 (13.87%) SAN
4 495 (12.15%) WAN
5 474 (11.63%) DHCP
6 469 (11.51%) LAN
7 424 (10.40%) TCP/IP
8 276 (6.77%) Skype
9 261 (6.40%) VPN
10 205 (5.03%) VoIP
11 148 (3.63%) Internet
12 133 (3.26%) VLAN
13 100 (2.45%) Network Security
14 97 (2.38%) NAS
15 86 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
16 73 (1.79%) iSCSI
17 68 (1.67%) Wireless
18 65 (1.60%) Unified Communications
19 63 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
20 60 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1012 (24.83%) SQL Server
2 232 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 222 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 212 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 180 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 160 (3.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 123 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 88 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 80 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 79 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 62 (1.52%) MySQL
12 53 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
13 51 (1.25%) Power BI
14 48 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
15 46 (1.13%) NoSQL
15 46 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 41 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 31 (0.76%) MongoDB
18 28 (0.69%) Hadoop
19 26 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 172 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 124 (3.04%) Visual Studio
3 69 (1.69%) JIRA
4 57 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 55 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 39 (0.96%) NUnit
7 32 (0.79%) Moq
8 29 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 25 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 24 (0.59%) Bitbucket
11 21 (0.52%) gulp
12 18 (0.44%) Jenkins
12 18 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
13 16 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (0.34%) Selenium
15 13 (0.32%) Jasmine
16 12 (0.29%) GitLab
17 11 (0.27%) MSI
18 10 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 10 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 660 (16.20%) Finance
2 217 (5.33%) Banking
3 155 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 136 (3.34%) Retail Banking
5 107 (2.63%) Retail
6 104 (2.55%) Advertising
7 91 (2.23%) Legal
8 75 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 71 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 68 (1.67%) Law
11 38 (0.93%) Games
12 32 (0.79%) Marketing
13 22 (0.54%) Automotive
14 16 (0.39%) Publishing
15 14 (0.34%) Electronics
15 14 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.27%) Back Office
17 10 (0.25%) Military
18 9 (0.22%) Local Government
19 8 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 568 (13.94%) Support Engineer
2 542 (13.30%) Analyst
3 501 (12.29%) Developer
4 481 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 310 (7.61%) IT Support
6 297 (7.29%) Consultant
7 293 (7.19%) IT Engineer
8 277 (6.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 265 (6.50%) Support Analyst
10 254 (6.23%) Administrator
11 247 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 206 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
13 201 (4.93%) Architect
14 184 (4.52%) Desktop Support
15 179 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
16 173 (4.25%) DBA
17 170 (4.17%) .NET Developer
18 157 (3.85%) Service Analyst
19 156 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
20 154 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (14.31%) .NET
2 391 (9.60%) ASP.NET
3 294 (7.21%) HTML
4 222 (5.45%) CSS
5 192 (4.71%) .NET Framework
6 178 (4.37%) AngularJS
7 172 (4.22%) jQuery
8 160 (3.93%) Web Services
9 155 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 143 (3.51%) HTML5
11 102 (2.50%) Entity Framework
12 97 (2.38%) WCF
13 89 (2.18%) XML
14 83 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
15 72 (1.77%) XSLT
16 70 (1.72%) REST
17 67 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 58 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 49 (1.20%) Kendo UI
20 45 (1.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 378 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 303 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 284 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 197 (4.83%) Blackberry
5 195 (4.79%) Driving Licence
6 167 (4.10%) User Experience
7 163 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 152 (3.73%) Clustering
9 125 (3.07%) Replication
10 91 (2.23%) Public Cloud
11 66 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 57 (1.40%) Client/Server
13 51 (1.25%) iPhone
14 50 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
15 47 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 42 (1.03%) iPad
16 42 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
17 39 (0.96%) PKI
18 37 (0.91%) Fat Client
18 37 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2513 (61.67%) Windows
2 1357 (33.30%) Windows Server
3 816 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 774 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 588 (14.43%) Windows 7
6 426 (10.45%) Windows 10
7 338 (8.29%) Linux
8 247 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 216 (5.30%) Android
10 208 (5.10%) Mac OS X
11 187 (4.59%) Apple iOS
12 181 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 136 (3.34%) Windows XP
14 65 (1.60%) Unix
15 52 (1.28%) CentOS
16 38 (0.93%) Windows Vista
17 31 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
18 28 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 27 (0.66%) Mac OS
20 24 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1378 (33.82%) ITIL
2 444 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 305 (7.48%) Service Management
5 294 (7.21%) Migration
6 274 (6.72%) MVC
7 246 (6.04%) High Availability
8 233 (5.72%) Project Management
9 219 (5.37%) Service Delivery
10 218 (5.35%) CRM
11 216 (5.30%) Presales
12 196 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
13 192 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
14 189 (4.64%) Asset Management
15 183 (4.49%) Mentoring
16 172 (4.22%) Problem Management
17 171 (4.20%) Time Management
18 166 (4.07%) DevOps
19 162 (3.98%) ITIL V3
20 157 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 796 (19.53%) SQL
2 582 (14.28%) PowerShell
3 549 (13.47%) C#
4 363 (8.91%) JavaScript
5 184 (4.52%) T-SQL
6 77 (1.89%) C++
7 75 (1.84%) Java
8 69 (1.69%) Python
9 66 (1.62%) Bash Shell
9 66 (1.62%) VB.NET
10 55 (1.35%) VBScript
11 51 (1.25%) C
11 51 (1.25%) PHP
12 44 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 43 (1.06%) Perl
14 40 (0.98%) VB
15 33 (0.81%) Objective-C
16 26 (0.64%) X++
17 15 (0.37%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2134 (52.37%) MCSE
2 1219 (29.91%) MCSA
3 768 (18.85%) MCP
4 766 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
5 704 (17.28%) CCNA
6 698 (17.13%) Degree
7 507 (12.44%) MCITP
8 340 (8.34%) Citrix Certification
9 337 (8.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 262 (6.43%) CCA
11 255 (6.26%) MCTS
12 219 (5.37%) Security Cleared
13 217 (5.33%) MCSD
14 213 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
15 203 (4.98%) CCNP
16 146 (3.58%) A+ Certification
17 144 (3.53%) SC Cleared
18 123 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
19 119 (2.92%) MCDST
20 96 (2.36%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (7.48%) SLA
2 88 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 47 (1.15%) QA
5 34 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.49%) GDPR
7 14 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.29%) HIPAA
10 11 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.25%) COBIT
11 10 (0.25%) PMO
12 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.12%) NEBOSH
14 3 (0.074%) GxP
14 3 (0.074%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.049%) GPG13
15 2 (0.049%) RMADS
System Software
1 1965 (48.22%) Active Directory
2 992 (24.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 835 (20.49%) Hyper-V
4 344 (8.44%) XenApp
5 252 (6.18%) XenDesktop
6 249 (6.11%) vSphere
7 194 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
8 88 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
9 84 (2.06%) Terminal Services
10 69 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 52 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
12 50 (1.23%) XenServer
13 34 (0.83%) Docker
14 22 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 21 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
16 18 (0.44%) NFS
16 18 (0.44%) VMware NSX
17 16 (0.39%) Firmware
18 14 (0.34%) Terminal Server
18 14 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 551 (13.52%) SCCM
2 194 (4.76%) SCOM
3 116 (2.85%) AirWatch
4 101 (2.48%) Backup Exec
4 101 (2.48%) Puppet
5 87 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (2.13%) WSUS
6 63 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 63 (1.55%) vCenter Server
7 56 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 38 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 38 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 32 (0.79%) Nagios
10 30 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 30 (0.74%) SCDPM
11 28 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
12 25 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
13 23 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 20 (0.49%) Ansible
14 20 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3233 (79.34%) Microsoft
2 1559 (38.26%) VMware
3 771 (18.92%) Citrix
4 723 (17.74%) Cisco
5 261 (6.40%) HP
6 225 (5.52%) Apple
7 191 (4.69%) Oracle
8 186 (4.56%) Dell
9 153 (3.75%) NetApp
10 141 (3.46%) McAfee
11 140 (3.44%) Veeam
12 131 (3.21%) AppSense
13 130 (3.19%) ServiceNow
14 114 (2.80%) Symantec
15 105 (2.58%) EMC
16 85 (2.09%) Juniper
17 82 (2.01%) Google
18 79 (1.94%) SolarWinds
19 71 (1.74%) Red Hat
20 67 (1.64%) Avaya