Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 263 144 152
Rank change year-on-year -119 +8 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 346 236 139
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.17% 2.11% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 12.81% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 259 211 137
10th Percentile £30,200 £25,750 £40,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -20.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £68,125 £73,125 £76,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £81,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 6,203 1,843 1,255
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.92% 16.49% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,942 1,529 1,045
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £44,750 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% - -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 27 January 2022.

Microsoft Certification salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Microsoft Certification job roles required the following IT 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.

1 307 (88.73%) Microsoft
2 218 (63.01%) Azure
3 163 (47.11%) MCSE
4 151 (43.64%) Windows
5 132 (38.15%) Microsoft 365
6 118 (34.10%) VMware
7 117 (33.82%) Active Directory
8 102 (29.48%) Windows Server
9 95 (27.46%) Linux
10 90 (26.01%) PowerShell
11 89 (25.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 88 (25.43%) Data Centre
13 87 (25.14%) Social Skills
13 87 (25.14%) Hyper-V
14 81 (23.41%) MCP
14 81 (23.41%) SQL Server
15 80 (23.12%) SharePoint
16 79 (22.83%) Customer Engagement
17 77 (22.25%) Finance
18 76 (21.97%) .NET
19 67 (19.36%) C#
20 65 (18.79%) ITIL
21 62 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 60 (17.34%) MCSA
23 59 (17.05%) Degree
23 59 (17.05%) Cybersecurity
24 58 (16.76%) DevOps
25 55 (15.90%) SCCM
25 55 (15.90%) SQL
26 54 (15.61%) AWS

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 80 (23.12%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.76%) CMS
5 12 (3.47%) IIS
6 10 (2.89%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.60%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.73%) Confluence
8 6 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.73%) WordPress
9 3 (0.87%) Kentico
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (12.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Blender
4 1 (0.29%) Weka
Business Applications
1 25 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.60%) Workfront
3 6 (1.73%) Maximo
3 6 (1.73%) Sage 200
3 6 (1.73%) Sentinel
4 5 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.87%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 218 (63.01%) Azure
2 132 (38.15%) Microsoft 365
3 54 (15.61%) AWS
4 39 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (9.83%) IaaS
5 34 (9.83%) Power Platform
6 28 (8.09%) PaaS
7 20 (5.78%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (5.78%) Power Automate
7 20 (5.78%) PowerApps
8 18 (5.20%) OneDrive
8 18 (5.20%) SaaS
9 10 (2.89%) Serverless
10 9 (2.60%) GCP
11 8 (2.31%) Azure Functions
11 8 (2.31%) Azure Logic Apps
12 7 (2.02%) Mimecast
13 6 (1.73%) Azure Monitor
13 6 (1.73%) Azure Sentinel
14 5 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.69%) DNS
2 35 (10.12%) SAN
3 29 (8.38%) Firewall
4 27 (7.80%) DHCP
5 18 (5.20%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.91%) WAN
7 16 (4.62%) VPN
8 15 (4.34%) LAN
9 14 (4.05%) NAS
9 14 (4.05%) Network Security
10 13 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (3.47%) VoIP
12 9 (2.60%) VLAN
13 7 (2.02%) SSL
14 6 (1.73%) IPsec
14 6 (1.73%) SNMP
14 6 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.45%) IP Telephony
16 4 (1.16%) Kerberos
16 4 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (23.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.49%) Power BI
3 14 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.73%) Data Lake
4 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.16%) MySQL
6 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.58%) Tableau
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 14 (4.05%) JIRA
2 9 (2.60%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.29%) GitLab
7 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (25.14%) Social Skills
2 77 (22.25%) Finance
3 22 (6.36%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.31%) Marketing
6 8 (2.31%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.16%) Advertising
9 4 (1.16%) Law
9 4 (1.16%) Legal
9 4 (1.16%) Local Government
10 3 (0.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.58%) Retail
12 1 (0.29%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Military
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (19.08%) Architect
2 61 (17.63%) Developer
3 51 (14.74%) Solutions Architect
4 50 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (13.87%) Data Architect
6 47 (13.58%) Data Centre Architect
7 30 (8.67%) Consultant
8 25 (7.23%) Analyst
8 25 (7.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (6.07%) Senior Developer
10 20 (5.78%) .NET Developer
10 20 (5.78%) IT Engineer
11 15 (4.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.34%) C# Developer
11 15 (4.34%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.05%) SharePoint Developer
13 13 (3.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.76%) Administrator
13 13 (3.76%) Senior SharePoint Developer
13 13 (3.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (21.97%) .NET
2 42 (12.14%) CSS
3 40 (11.56%) ASP.NET
4 39 (11.27%) HTML
5 33 (9.54%) REST
6 31 (8.96%) jQuery
7 25 (7.23%) .NET Framework
7 25 (7.23%) Web Services
8 24 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (6.36%) AngularJS
10 21 (6.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (4.34%) .NET Core
12 14 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (3.47%) Node.js
13 12 (3.47%) React
13 12 (3.47%) SAML
14 10 (2.89%) Microsoft Graph
15 9 (2.60%) LDAP
16 7 (2.02%) ARM Templates
17 6 (1.73%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 88 (25.43%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.34%) User Experience
4 13 (3.76%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.47%) Clustering
6 11 (3.18%) Legacy Systems
7 10 (2.89%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.31%) NHS
9 8 (2.31%) PKI
10 7 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.73%) Replication
12 5 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.16%) Biotechnology
13 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.87%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 151 (43.64%) Windows
2 102 (29.48%) Windows Server
3 95 (27.46%) Linux
4 40 (11.56%) Windows 10
5 23 (6.65%) Unix
6 20 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (4.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.18%) Android
9 11 (3.18%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.73%) CentOS
12 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.83%) Customer Engagement
2 65 (18.79%) ITIL
3 62 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 59 (17.05%) Cybersecurity
5 58 (16.76%) DevOps
6 52 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (13.58%) Software Licensing
8 43 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (8.09%) CRM
10 27 (7.80%) Project Management
10 27 (7.80%) Scrum
11 24 (6.94%) Business Analysis
11 24 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (6.94%) Document Management
11 24 (6.94%) Migration
11 24 (6.94%) Presales
11 24 (6.94%) Test Automation
12 22 (6.36%) Computer Science
12 22 (6.36%) MVC
12 22 (6.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.01%) PowerShell
2 67 (19.36%) C#
3 55 (15.90%) SQL
4 50 (14.45%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.49%) Python
6 17 (4.91%) TypeScript
7 10 (2.89%) Java
8 6 (1.73%) PHP
9 5 (1.45%) Ruby
10 4 (1.16%) C++
10 4 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.16%) X++
11 3 (0.87%) Bash
11 3 (0.87%) Perl
11 3 (0.87%) VBScript
12 2 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.58%) Go
12 2 (0.58%) U-SQL
13 1 (0.29%) Bicep
13 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 163 (47.11%) MCSE
2 81 (23.41%) MCP
3 60 (17.34%) MCSA
4 59 (17.05%) Degree
5 47 (13.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 34 (9.83%) Security Cleared
7 32 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (8.96%) SC Cleared
9 30 (8.67%) CCNA
10 14 (4.05%) MCTS
11 11 (3.18%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.18%) MCITP
12 10 (2.89%) AWS Certification
13 9 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.73%) MCPD
14 6 (1.73%) VCAP
15 4 (1.16%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.16%) SSCP
15 4 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.94%) SLA
2 7 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) COBIT
5 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.58%) GDPR
5 2 (0.58%) NCSC
6 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 117 (33.82%) Active Directory
2 89 (25.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (25.14%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.65%) vSphere
5 12 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (3.18%) Docker
6 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.45%) XenApp
9 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.58%) vCloud
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.29%) NDS
11 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (15.90%) SCCM
2 34 (9.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (4.62%) WSUS
4 15 (4.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 12 (3.47%) NetBackup
5 12 (3.47%) SCOM
5 12 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (2.89%) Backup Exec
6 10 (2.89%) Terraform
7 8 (2.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (2.02%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.02%) SCSM
8 7 (2.02%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.45%) Ansible
9 5 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.58%) Icinga
12 2 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 307 (88.73%) Microsoft
2 118 (34.10%) VMware
3 49 (14.16%) Apple
4 47 (13.58%) Adobe
5 46 (13.29%) Cisco
6 30 (8.67%) Citrix
7 12 (3.47%) Veeam
8 11 (3.18%) EMC
8 11 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.89%) Palo Alto
9 10 (2.89%) Sophos
10 9 (2.60%) Google
10 9 (2.60%) Ivanti
10 9 (2.60%) NetApp
10 9 (2.60%) Remedy
10 9 (2.60%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.31%) Okta
11 8 (2.31%) Oracle
12 7 (2.02%) HP
12 7 (2.02%) Meraki