Microsoft Certification Jobs

Microsoft Certification
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 218 280 350
Rank change year-on-year +62 +70 -51
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,404 1,187 1,879
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.28% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 3.79% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 836 1,200
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,375 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,550 £74,813 £77,575
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +0.64%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

Microsoft Certification falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

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 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 18 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 12 June 2024. 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 +73 1,291 £45,000 -7.03% 394
UK excluding London +41 1,057 £40,000 -5.88% 305
Work from Home +72 487 £51,000 -2.86% 108
London +84 299 £60,000 +4.35% 121
North of England +47 275 £40,000 -15.79% 96
Midlands +14 243 £40,000 -5.88% 46
South East +11 235 £39,000 +3.31% 51
West Midlands +25 156 £38,000 -20.00% 28
North West -17 127 £40,000 -11.11% 49
South West -14 119 £42,500 +0.59% 39
East of England +9 103 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Yorkshire +64 88 £41,250 -24.84% 35
East Midlands -5 87 £44,225 +9.20% 18
North East +34 60 £32,500 - 14
Scotland -55 46 £57,500 +28.49% 29
Wales +11 25 £27,000 -29.87% 13
Northern Ireland +21 10 £45,000 -37.93% 7
Isle of Man - 2 £50,000 -

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 201 (14.32%) Microsoft Exchange
2 187 (13.32%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 19 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (0.78%) Apache Spark
4 11 (0.78%) IIS
5 10 (0.71%) CMS
6 8 (0.57%) Apache
7 6 (0.43%) Confluence
8 5 (0.36%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.071%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.071%) Drupal
9 1 (0.071%) Moodle
9 1 (0.071%) SAS
Applications
1 165 (11.75%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.93%) Adobe XD
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Trello
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.36%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.21%) Maximo
3 3 (0.21%) NEC Housing
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.14%) Shopify
5 1 (0.071%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.071%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 845 (60.19%) Azure
2 541 (38.53%) Microsoft 365
3 302 (21.51%) Power Platform
4 143 (10.19%) AWS
5 119 (8.48%) Dynamics 365
6 115 (8.19%) Entra ID
7 100 (7.12%) Azure DevOps
8 97 (6.91%) PowerApps
9 92 (6.55%) Power Automate
10 43 (3.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 41 (2.92%) Azure AI
11 41 (2.92%) PaaS
12 40 (2.85%) IBM Cloud
13 36 (2.56%) GCP
14 35 (2.49%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 35 (2.49%) IaaS
15 34 (2.42%) Azure Logic Apps
15 34 (2.42%) Serverless
16 33 (2.35%) OneDrive
17 30 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 225 (16.03%) Firewall
2 143 (10.19%) Network Security
3 129 (9.19%) DNS
4 119 (8.48%) DHCP
5 118 (8.40%) Internet
6 109 (7.76%) SAN
7 94 (6.70%) TCP/IP
8 87 (6.20%) Broadband
9 83 (5.91%) WAN
10 82 (5.84%) VPN
11 80 (5.70%) WLAN
12 75 (5.34%) LAN
13 59 (4.20%) VLAN
14 45 (3.21%) VoIP
15 41 (2.92%) NAS
15 41 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (2.85%) Wireless
17 27 (1.92%) Intranet
17 27 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
18 19 (1.35%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (16.81%) Power BI
2 206 (14.67%) SQL Server
3 119 (8.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 49 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (2.64%) Data Lake
7 35 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 31 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (1.14%) Big Data
12 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (0.71%) Metadata
14 9 (0.64%) QlikView
15 8 (0.57%) MySQL
16 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.50%) Tableau
17 6 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
17 6 (0.43%) NoSQL
18 5 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (1.78%) JIRA
2 18 (1.28%) Git
3 13 (0.93%) Axure RP
3 13 (0.93%) Balsamiq
4 7 (0.50%) GitLab
5 5 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.28%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.14%) Hudson
8 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.071%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.071%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.071%) MSI
9 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
General
1 603 (42.95%) Social Skills
2 178 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 158 (11.25%) Finance
4 121 (8.62%) Public Sector
5 71 (5.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 53 (3.77%) Organisational Skills
7 49 (3.49%) Marketing
8 46 (3.28%) Presentation Skills
9 45 (3.21%) Manufacturing
10 39 (2.78%) Legal
11 35 (2.49%) Law
12 33 (2.35%) Retail
13 32 (2.28%) Telecoms
14 19 (1.35%) Banking
15 16 (1.14%) General Ledger
16 15 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
17 14 (1.00%) Automotive
18 13 (0.93%) Local Government
19 12 (0.85%) Billing
20 11 (0.78%) Police
Job Titles
1 249 (17.74%) Support Engineer
2 243 (17.31%) IT Support
3 179 (12.75%) IT Engineer
4 149 (10.61%) IT Support Engineer
5 129 (9.19%) Architect
6 128 (9.12%) Senior
7 111 (7.91%) DBA
8 106 (7.55%) Analyst
9 102 (7.26%) SQL DBA
10 86 (6.13%) Consultant
11 83 (5.91%) Developer
12 80 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
13 78 (5.56%) Lead
14 66 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
15 64 (4.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 62 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 59 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
18 58 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 58 (4.13%) Administrator
19 48 (3.42%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.34%) HTML
2 57 (4.06%) .NET
3 56 (3.99%) CSS
4 24 (1.71%) ARM Templates
5 20 (1.42%) .NET Core
6 19 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 19 (1.35%) HTML5 Canvas
7 17 (1.21%) .NET Framework
7 17 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (1.07%) PySpark
9 13 (0.93%) Entity Framework
10 11 (0.78%) ADO
11 10 (0.71%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.71%) Web Services
12 9 (0.64%) jQuery
12 9 (0.64%) Middleware
13 7 (0.50%) React
13 7 (0.50%) REST
13 7 (0.50%) XML
14 5 (0.36%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.76%) Driving Licence
2 116 (8.26%) Onboarding
3 94 (6.70%) Data Centre
4 63 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 48 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 47 (3.35%) Distributed Systems
7 43 (3.06%) Replication
8 40 (2.85%) Blockchain
8 40 (2.85%) Public Cloud
9 36 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (2.35%) Private Cloud
11 29 (2.07%) Analytical Mindset
11 29 (2.07%) Cloud Native
12 26 (1.85%) Security Posture
13 25 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (1.35%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.21%) NHS
17 16 (1.14%) Smartphone
18 14 (1.00%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 625 (44.52%) Windows
2 274 (19.52%) Windows Server
3 216 (15.38%) Linux
4 123 (8.76%) Windows 10
5 96 (6.84%) VMS
6 57 (4.06%) Mac OS
7 55 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (3.56%) Debian
9 49 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 47 (3.35%) CentOS
11 40 (2.85%) Alpine Linux
12 39 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
13 37 (2.64%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.35%) Android
14 19 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.78%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.64%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.64%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.57%) SUSE
18 7 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (34.33%) Problem-Solving
2 370 (26.35%) ITIL
3 288 (20.51%) Customer Service
4 243 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
5 231 (16.45%) Computer Science
6 170 (12.11%) DevOps
7 160 (11.40%) Cybersecurity
8 148 (10.54%) Mentoring
9 145 (10.33%) Agile
10 140 (9.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 122 (8.69%) Project Management
12 115 (8.19%) CI/CD
12 115 (8.19%) Collaborative Working
13 110 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 108 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
15 103 (7.34%) Migration
16 98 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
17 97 (6.91%) Asset Management
18 95 (6.77%) High Availability
19 93 (6.62%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 304 (21.65%) SQL
2 124 (8.83%) C#
3 112 (7.98%) PowerShell
4 99 (7.05%) T-SQL
5 72 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 46 (3.28%) Python
7 24 (1.71%) TypeScript
8 23 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions
9 14 (1.00%) Bash
9 14 (1.00%) Java
10 11 (0.78%) Kusto Query Language
10 11 (0.78%) U-SQL
11 10 (0.71%) Bicep
11 10 (0.71%) C++
12 9 (0.64%) C
13 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.28%) R
15 3 (0.21%) Go
15 3 (0.21%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 484 (34.47%) Degree
2 375 (26.71%) MCSE
3 245 (17.45%) Azure Certification
4 238 (16.95%) MCP
5 226 (16.10%) Cisco Certification
6 202 (14.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 197 (14.03%) CCNA
8 192 (13.68%) MCSA
9 158 (11.25%) A+ Certification
10 108 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 99 (7.05%) CCNP
12 90 (6.41%) SC Cleared
13 83 (5.91%) DBS Check
14 68 (4.84%) LPIC
14 68 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 59 (4.20%) MCITP
16 44 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
17 28 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
18 26 (1.85%) CISSP
19 25 (1.78%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.56%) SLA
2 48 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (2.92%) GDPR
4 26 (1.85%) QA
5 22 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (1.42%) Accessibility
7 14 (1.00%) NIST
7 14 (1.00%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.93%) WCAG
9 9 (0.64%) NCSC
10 8 (0.57%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.36%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.071%) PMO
System Software
1 491 (34.97%) Active Directory
2 207 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (11.25%) Hyper-V
4 95 (6.77%) Virtual Machines
5 70 (4.99%) Docker
6 51 (3.63%) vSphere
7 29 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
8 28 (1.99%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.42%) XenApp
11 10 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.64%) Firmware
13 8 (0.57%) vCloud
14 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.28%) KVM
15 4 (0.28%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
18 1 (0.071%) DFS Replication
18 1 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 131 (9.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 100 (7.12%) Kubernetes
3 94 (6.70%) Terraform
4 79 (5.63%) SCCM
5 14 (1.00%) SCOM
6 13 (0.93%) vCenter Server
7 11 (0.78%) WSUS
8 10 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.64%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.57%) Autotask
11 7 (0.50%) Ansible
11 7 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.50%) SmoothWall
12 5 (0.36%) Grafana
13 4 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 4 (0.28%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (0.21%) Dell DRAC
14 3 (0.21%) Progress Chef
15 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,266 (90.17%) Microsoft
2 276 (19.66%) VMware
3 175 (12.46%) Cisco
4 77 (5.48%) HP
5 70 (4.99%) Citrix
6 63 (4.49%) Veeam
7 57 (4.06%) Apple
8 48 (3.42%) Red Hat
9 47 (3.35%) Adobe
10 46 (3.28%) IBM
11 43 (3.06%) Google
12 36 (2.56%) Databricks
13 35 (2.49%) Dell
14 30 (2.14%) Meraki
15 23 (1.64%) Nimble Storage
16 19 (1.35%) SolarWinds
17 18 (1.28%) Oracle
18 16 (1.14%) Symantec
19 15 (1.07%) Commvault
20 14 (1.00%) Sophos