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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 336 282 176
Rank change year-on-year -54 -106 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 763 410 149
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.97% 1.09% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 6.03% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 579 327 143
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,450 £33,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -10.64%
75th Percentile £69,375 £61,875 £74,375
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,750 £93,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

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 WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,508 6,801 1,435
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.98% 18.11% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,179 4,610 1,118
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £76,375 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Microsoft Certification
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Microsoft Certification trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft Certification.

Microsoft Certification salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Microsoft Certification over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Microsoft Certification salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, Microsoft Certification job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 692 (90.69%) Microsoft
2 507 (66.45%) Azure
3 308 (40.37%) Windows
4 268 (35.12%) Microsoft 365
5 248 (32.50%) Social Skills
6 245 (32.11%) Active Directory
7 236 (30.93%) MCSE
7 236 (30.93%) Agile
8 198 (25.95%) DevOps
9 197 (25.82%) Windows Server
10 191 (25.03%) C#
11 186 (24.38%) .NET
12 185 (24.25%) PowerShell
13 179 (23.46%) SQL Server
13 179 (23.46%) SQL
14 175 (22.94%) ITIL
15 172 (22.54%) VMware
16 138 (18.09%) MCSA
17 136 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
18 135 (17.69%) Degree
19 117 (15.33%) Cisco
20 112 (14.68%) Azure Active Directory
21 111 (14.55%) AWS
22 110 (14.42%) DNS
22 110 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 110 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 107 (14.02%) Security Cleared
24 105 (13.76%) SharePoint
25 102 (13.37%) JavaScript
25 102 (13.37%) Firewall

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 105 (13.76%) SharePoint
2 79 (10.35%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.41%) IIS
4 24 (3.15%) Umbraco
5 17 (2.23%) Confluence
6 11 (1.44%) IBM Domino
7 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.52%) Apache
9 4 (0.52%) CMS
9 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.52%) nginx
9 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Blender
5 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 22 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.26%) Maximo
3 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 507 (66.45%) Azure
2 268 (35.12%) Microsoft 365
3 112 (14.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 111 (14.55%) AWS
5 93 (12.19%) Azure DevOps
6 65 (8.52%) Power Platform
7 61 (7.99%) SaaS
8 58 (7.60%) IaaS
9 54 (7.08%) PaaS
10 44 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (4.98%) Azure Service Bus
12 36 (4.72%) Azure Monitor
13 32 (4.19%) OneDrive
14 24 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
14 24 (3.15%) PowerApps
15 23 (3.01%) Power Automate
16 18 (2.36%) Mimecast
17 17 (2.23%) GitHub
17 17 (2.23%) Serverless
18 14 (1.83%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 110 (14.42%) DNS
2 102 (13.37%) Firewall
3 78 (10.22%) DHCP
4 68 (8.91%) LAN
4 68 (8.91%) WAN
5 66 (8.65%) TCP/IP
6 51 (6.68%) VPN
7 50 (6.55%) SAN
8 38 (4.98%) VLAN
9 25 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (3.01%) Internet
11 22 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (2.36%) WLAN
13 17 (2.23%) Network Security
13 17 (2.23%) SSL
14 14 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (1.83%) VoIP
15 12 (1.57%) iSCSI
15 12 (1.57%) Wireless
16 11 (1.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.55%) Relational Database
3 45 (5.90%) Power BI
4 43 (5.64%) Big Data
5 20 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.44%) MySQL
8 10 (1.31%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.92%) Power Query
11 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.52%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 47 (6.16%) JIRA
3 35 (4.59%) NUnit
4 31 (4.06%) Bitbucket
5 27 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 24 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 23 (3.01%) Moq
7 23 (3.01%) MSTest
7 23 (3.01%) webpack
8 20 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.44%) ReSharper
10 11 (1.44%) StyleCop
11 10 (1.31%) GitLab
12 7 (0.92%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
13 5 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 248 (32.50%) Social Skills
2 96 (12.58%) Finance
3 82 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (10.48%) Public Sector
5 60 (7.86%) Marketing
6 57 (7.47%) Retail
7 44 (5.77%) Influencing Skills
8 42 (5.50%) Documentation Skills
9 38 (4.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 37 (4.85%) Publishing
11 34 (4.46%) Games
12 27 (3.54%) Organisational Skills
13 23 (3.01%) Esports
14 22 (2.88%) Telecoms
15 20 (2.62%) Legal
16 19 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
17 15 (1.97%) Local Government
18 12 (1.57%) Law
19 5 (0.66%) Electronics
19 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 150 (19.66%) Developer
2 89 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 87 (11.40%) Senior Developer
4 82 (10.75%) .NET Developer
5 70 (9.17%) Consultant
6 63 (8.26%) Software Developer
7 59 (7.73%) Senior Software Developer
8 56 (7.34%) Senior .NET Developer
9 46 (6.03%) Analyst
10 44 (5.77%) IT Engineer
11 42 (5.50%) Architect
12 41 (5.37%) Support Engineer
13 39 (5.11%) Administrator
13 39 (5.11%) IT Support
14 34 (4.46%) .NET Software Developer
14 34 (4.46%) Senior .NET Software Developer
15 33 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
16 29 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
17 26 (3.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
18 25 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (24.38%) .NET
2 92 (12.06%) HTML
3 86 (11.27%) .NET Core
3 86 (11.27%) .NET Framework
4 84 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 73 (9.57%) ASP.NET
6 72 (9.44%) Web Services
7 66 (8.65%) React
8 64 (8.39%) CSS
9 57 (7.47%) jQuery
10 55 (7.21%) WCF
11 47 (6.16%) Entity Framework
12 41 (5.37%) Ajax
13 40 (5.24%) XML
14 39 (5.11%) AngularJS
15 37 (4.85%) Kendo UI
15 37 (4.85%) LINQ
15 37 (4.85%) Razor View Engine
16 33 (4.33%) ARM Templates
17 31 (4.06%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.73%) Management Information System
2 44 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 38 (4.98%) Virtual Team
4 32 (4.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (4.19%) NHS
5 30 (3.93%) Driving Licence
6 28 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.01%) Online Games
7 23 (3.01%) Sports Betting
8 20 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.10%) User Experience
10 15 (1.97%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.97%) Clustering
11 14 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.57%) Replication
13 7 (0.92%) CMDB
13 7 (0.92%) Tandem
14 6 (0.79%) PKI
14 6 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 308 (40.37%) Windows
2 197 (25.82%) Windows Server
3 87 (11.40%) Windows 10
4 79 (10.35%) Linux
5 56 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (3.93%) Unix
7 28 (3.67%) Windows 7
8 23 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
9 22 (2.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 14 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.31%) Android
11 10 (1.31%) CentOS
12 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.66%) Debian
13 5 (0.66%) OS/400
14 4 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (30.93%) Agile
2 198 (25.95%) DevOps
3 175 (22.94%) ITIL
4 136 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
5 110 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 89 (11.66%) MVC
7 83 (10.88%) Scrum
8 82 (10.75%) Presales
9 79 (10.35%) Mentoring
10 77 (10.09%) CI/CD
10 77 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
11 75 (9.83%) Problem Management
11 75 (9.83%) SDLC
12 71 (9.31%) Infrastructure as Code
12 71 (9.31%) Software Engineering
13 69 (9.04%) CRM
14 68 (8.91%) Migration
15 67 (8.78%) Incident Management
16 65 (8.52%) Project Delivery
17 64 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 191 (25.03%) C#
2 185 (24.25%) PowerShell
3 179 (23.46%) SQL
4 102 (13.37%) JavaScript
5 62 (8.13%) Python
6 61 (7.99%) T-SQL
7 44 (5.77%) TypeScript
8 32 (4.19%) Java
9 21 (2.75%) VBScript
10 19 (2.49%) Bash
11 17 (2.23%) F#
11 17 (2.23%) VB
12 15 (1.97%) Kotlin
13 13 (1.70%) Scala
14 10 (1.31%) C
15 9 (1.18%) C++
15 9 (1.18%) Perl
15 9 (1.18%) Ruby
15 9 (1.18%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 236 (30.93%) MCSE
2 138 (18.09%) MCSA
3 135 (17.69%) Degree
4 107 (14.02%) Security Cleared
5 95 (12.45%) SC Cleared
6 83 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (9.04%) CCNA
8 52 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 46 (6.03%) MCP
10 37 (4.85%) MCITP
11 35 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (3.67%) MCTS
13 23 (3.01%) MCSD
14 21 (2.75%) AWS Certification
15 20 (2.62%) CCNP
15 20 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (2.10%) CISSP
17 15 (1.97%) DV Cleared
18 14 (1.83%) MCAD
19 11 (1.44%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (4.19%) SLA
3 24 (3.15%) GDPR
3 24 (3.15%) QA
4 16 (2.10%) HL7
5 15 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.92%) NIST
8 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.52%) NCSC
9 4 (0.52%) PMO
10 2 (0.26%) GxP
10 2 (0.26%) MiFID
10 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.13%) COBIT
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) ITGC
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 245 (32.11%) Active Directory
2 110 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (9.83%) Docker
4 62 (8.13%) Hyper-V
5 45 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (4.85%) vSphere
7 24 (3.15%) XenApp
8 19 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.05%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.92%) Terminal Server
11 7 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.39%) Firmware
15 1 (0.13%) KVM
15 1 (0.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 95 (12.45%) SCCM
2 79 (10.35%) Kubernetes
3 74 (9.70%) Terraform
4 60 (7.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 46 (6.03%) Ansible
6 22 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (2.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 14 (1.83%) IBM BigFix
9 13 (1.70%) SCSM
9 13 (1.70%) SolarWinds Orion
10 12 (1.57%) Puppet
10 12 (1.57%) SCOM
11 11 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.44%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.18%) WSUS
13 7 (0.92%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.92%) vRealize
14 6 (0.79%) Avamar
15 5 (0.66%) CASB
15 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 692 (90.69%) Microsoft
2 172 (22.54%) VMware
3 117 (15.33%) Cisco
4 70 (9.17%) Citrix
5 43 (5.64%) Veeam
6 42 (5.50%) IBM
7 41 (5.37%) ServiceNow
8 37 (4.85%) NEC
8 37 (4.85%) Northgate
9 34 (4.46%) HP
10 28 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (3.01%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 22 (2.88%) Google
13 19 (2.49%) Forcepoint
13 19 (2.49%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.49%) SolarWinds
14 17 (2.23%) Meraki
14 17 (2.23%) Oracle
15 15 (1.97%) Aruba
15 15 (1.97%) Dell