The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6539 6087 6337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.06% 14.37% 14.64%
As % of the Vendors category 33.64% 30.32% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5622 5245 5481
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
19438 20079 20318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 47.74% 47.39% 46.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16363 16335 16934
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in London

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in London

Microsoft
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 1758 £50,000 +2.04% 322
Croydon +6 55 £27,250 -38.06% 8
Docklands, London +15 53 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 41 £52,500 +47.88% 10
Canary Wharf +21 35 £65,000 -16.12%
Uxbridge +3 33 £43,250 +20.97% 8
Wimbledon +6 31 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Harrow -2 18 £41,250 -0.60% 2
Chiswick -1 17 £45,000 +66.66% 3
Hillingdon - 16 £27,500 - 1
Mayfair - 15 £40,000 -
Chessington -3 14 £24,000 +12.94% 3
Wembley +8 11 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Enfield +4 11 £27,500 -43.29% 1
Ealing -1 11 £75,000 +80.72%
Sidcup -3 11 £30,000 -27.27%
Bromley +9 10 £35,250 -21.66% 4
Romford +1 10 £37,250 -17.22% 4
Twickenham -7 9 £26,000 -22.38%
Teddington +5 6 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Ilford 0 6 £30,750 -23.12% 2
Beckenham 0 5 £36,500 +62.22% 5
Hammersmith 0 5 £45,000 +50.00%
Hounslow +4 4 £35,000 +52.17%
Surbiton +2 4 £35,000 - 2
Barnet +1 4 £34,000 +3.03% 2
Brentford -16 4 £52,500 +116.49% 6
Westminster +6 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Feltham -2 3 £27,500 +52.77% 2
Grays - 3 £19,000 -
Bexley - 3 £28,500 -
Coulsdon +1 2 £24,000 -40.00%
Hayes -1 2 - -
Morden - 2 £47,500 -
Southwark - 2 £33,500 -
Upminster -1 1 £37,500 +27.11%
West Drayton - 1 £24,000 -
Pinner - 1 £47,000 -
Stanmore - 1 £31,500 - 2
Mitcham - 1 £30,000 -
Finchley - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 5959 (44.63%) Windows
2 5545 (41.53%) MS Excel
3 4396 (32.92%) SQL Server
4 3836 (28.73%) SQL
5 3695 (27.67%) Finance
6 3543 (26.53%) Active Directory
7 3227 (24.17%) .NET
8 2895 (21.68%) MS Office
9 2714 (20.33%) C#
10 2509 (18.79%) VMware
11 2287 (17.13%) MS Exchange
12 2205 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
13 1992 (14.92%) Degree
14 1975 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 1941 (14.54%) ITIL
16 1906 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 1767 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1760 (13.18%) SharePoint
19 1681 (12.59%) Windows 7
20 1659 (12.42%) Citrix
21 1651 (12.36%) ASP.NET
22 1549 (11.60%) Cisco
23 1455 (10.90%) JavaScript
24 1384 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
25 1373 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
26 1340 (10.04%) HTML
27 1322 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
28 1202 (9.00%) Project Management
29 1200 (8.99%) Firewall
30 1181 (8.84%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2287 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 1760 (13.18%) SharePoint
3 1089 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 891 (6.67%) IIS
5 709 (5.31%) Lync
6 527 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 517 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 397 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 383 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 359 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 270 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 257 (1.92%) CMS
13 192 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
14 176 (1.32%) Apache
14 176 (1.32%) Tomcat
15 160 (1.20%) SAS
16 131 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
17 99 (0.74%) WebSphere
18 95 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
19 93 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5545 (41.53%) MS Excel
2 2895 (21.68%) MS Office
3 558 (4.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 370 (2.77%) MS Project
5 368 (2.76%) MS Visio
6 101 (0.76%) InfoPath
7 76 (0.57%) SPSS
8 66 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 63 (0.47%) Photoshop
10 56 (0.42%) PowerPivot
11 33 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 25 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 15 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 15 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.060%) InDesign
14 8 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
15 5 (0.037%) FastStats
15 5 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.030%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 697 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 185 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 66 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 47 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 40 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
7 34 (0.25%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 32 (0.24%) Markit EDM
9 29 (0.22%) SAP ERP
10 27 (0.20%) thinkFolio
11 24 (0.18%) Agresso
12 23 (0.17%) SAP CRM
13 22 (0.16%) Eikon
14 21 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
14 21 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 20 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
16 19 (0.14%) Magento
17 18 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
18 16 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 14 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 748 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 665 (4.98%) Office 365
3 227 (1.70%) SaaS
4 156 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 119 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 118 (0.88%) IaaS
7 79 (0.59%) PaaS
8 54 (0.40%) GitHub
9 51 (0.38%) Google Apps
10 29 (0.22%) Yammer
11 22 (0.16%) Trello
12 15 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.090%) Terremark
14 10 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.060%) Taleo
16 6 (0.045%) SoftLayer
17 5 (0.037%) Responsys
17 5 (0.037%) Amazon S3
18 3 (0.022%) Force.com
19 2 (0.015%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1200 (8.99%) Firewall
2 1171 (8.77%) DNS
3 947 (7.09%) SAN
4 902 (6.76%) TCP/IP
5 777 (5.82%) VPN
6 752 (5.63%) LAN
7 746 (5.59%) WAN
8 713 (5.34%) DHCP
9 667 (5.00%) Internet
10 365 (2.73%) VoIP
11 279 (2.09%) Wireless
12 225 (1.69%) Intranet
13 209 (1.57%) NAS
14 186 (1.39%) MPLS
15 181 (1.36%) VLAN
15 181 (1.36%) NetScaler
16 179 (1.34%) Network Security
16 179 (1.34%) iSCSI
16 179 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
17 167 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4396 (32.92%) SQL Server
2 1168 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1155 (8.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1132 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 820 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
6 722 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 571 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 514 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 475 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 338 (2.53%) MySQL
11 245 (1.83%) Oracle Database
12 205 (1.54%) Big Data
13 204 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 202 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 197 (1.48%) OLAP
16 173 (1.30%) NoSQL
17 146 (1.09%) QlikView
18 144 (1.08%) MongoDB
19 119 (0.89%) DB2
20 118 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 696 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 468 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 303 (2.27%) NUnit
4 282 (2.11%) Subversion
5 175 (1.31%) Git (software)
6 169 (1.27%) JIRA
7 157 (1.18%) TeamCity
8 130 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
9 122 (0.91%) Moq
10 107 (0.80%) Selenium
11 96 (0.72%) SpecFlow
12 73 (0.55%) ReSharper
13 63 (0.47%) Jenkins
14 62 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 60 (0.45%) MSTest
16 56 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 56 (0.42%) Eclipse
17 50 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 49 (0.37%) GCC
19 42 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 3695 (27.67%) Finance
2 1151 (8.62%) Banking
3 687 (5.14%) Retail
4 643 (4.82%) Marketing
5 536 (4.01%) Advertising
6 513 (3.84%) Legal
7 509 (3.81%) Law
8 489 (3.66%) Telecoms
9 350 (2.62%) Investment Banking
10 310 (2.32%) Front Office
11 233 (1.74%) Back Office
12 186 (1.39%) Financial Institution
13 168 (1.26%) Publishing
14 149 (1.12%) Manufacturing
15 145 (1.09%) Games
16 101 (0.76%) Billing
17 71 (0.53%) French Language
18 52 (0.39%) Retail Banking
19 49 (0.37%) Spanish Language
20 44 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2863 (21.44%) Developer
2 2801 (20.98%) Analyst
3 1129 (8.46%) Consultant
4 1121 (8.40%) Support Analyst
5 925 (6.93%) Support Engineer
6 826 (6.19%) .NET Developer
7 754 (5.65%) Architect
8 625 (4.68%) C# Developer
9 582 (4.36%) Administrator
10 533 (3.99%) Senior Developer
11 488 (3.65%) Project Manager
12 474 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 456 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
14 426 (3.19%) Business Analyst
15 417 (3.12%) IT Support
16 414 (3.10%) Desktop Support
17 412 (3.09%) Applications Support
18 369 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
19 366 (2.74%) Service Analyst
20 357 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3227 (24.17%) .NET
2 1651 (12.36%) ASP.NET
3 1340 (10.04%) HTML
4 994 (7.44%) CSS
5 869 (6.51%) .NET Framework
6 776 (5.81%) jQuery
7 764 (5.72%) Web Services
8 698 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 686 (5.14%) WCF
10 665 (4.98%) XML
11 504 (3.77%) HTML5
12 500 (3.74%) WPF
13 469 (3.51%) Ajax
14 288 (2.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 282 (2.11%) SOAP
16 267 (2.00%) AngularJS
17 265 (1.98%) REST
18 247 (1.85%) WinForms
19 217 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
20 204 (1.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1373 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 759 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 641 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 516 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 478 (3.58%) Clustering
6 303 (2.27%) Replication
7 291 (2.18%) Hedge funds
8 250 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 198 (1.48%) iPhone
10 196 (1.47%) Visualisation
11 190 (1.42%) Open Source
12 181 (1.36%) User Experience
13 180 (1.35%) Mathematics
14 171 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
15 169 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 162 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
17 161 (1.21%) Fixed Income
18 155 (1.16%) Mobile App
19 132 (0.99%) Data Integration
20 130 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5959 (44.63%) Windows
2 1975 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1681 (12.59%) Windows 7
4 1384 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1061 (7.95%) Linux
5 1061 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 761 (5.70%) Windows XP
7 695 (5.20%) Windows 8
8 403 (3.02%) UNIX
9 284 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 277 (2.07%) Android
11 276 (2.07%) Mac OS X
12 201 (1.51%) Windows Vista
13 186 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 136 (1.02%) Solaris
15 110 (0.82%) CentOS
16 71 (0.53%) AIX
17 62 (0.46%) Mac OS
18 57 (0.43%) Windows 2000
19 51 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2205 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1941 (14.54%) ITIL
3 1322 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
4 1202 (9.00%) Project Management
5 1181 (8.84%) MVC
6 1077 (8.07%) CRM
7 922 (6.90%) Scrum
8 855 (6.40%) TDD
9 752 (5.63%) OO
10 582 (4.36%) Service Delivery
11 576 (4.31%) PRINCE2
12 558 (4.18%) Migration
13 549 (4.11%) ETL
14 525 (3.93%) Change Management
15 507 (3.80%) Mentoring
16 498 (3.73%) E-Commerce
17 471 (3.53%) Analytics
18 468 (3.50%) Business Analysis
19 466 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
20 414 (3.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3836 (28.73%) SQL
2 2714 (20.33%) C#
3 1455 (10.90%) JavaScript
4 1113 (8.34%) T-SQL
5 844 (6.32%) PowerShell
6 704 (5.27%) Java
7 360 (2.70%) VB
8 287 (2.15%) C++
9 281 (2.10%) VBA
10 246 (1.84%) VB.NET
11 224 (1.68%) C
12 207 (1.55%) Perl
13 190 (1.42%) Python
14 171 (1.28%) PHP
15 165 (1.24%) VBScript
16 110 (0.82%) PL/SQL
17 98 (0.73%) Ruby
18 83 (0.62%) Bash Shell
19 57 (0.43%) VB6
20 53 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1992 (14.92%) Degree
2 1906 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1102 (8.25%) MCSE
4 581 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 565 (4.23%) MCP
6 561 (4.20%) MCITP
7 460 (3.44%) MCSA
8 438 (3.28%) CCNA
9 342 (2.56%) VCP4
10 326 (2.44%) Security Cleared
11 266 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 263 (1.97%) MCTS
13 239 (1.79%) SC Cleared
14 197 (1.48%) CCNP
15 187 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
16 152 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
17 126 (0.94%) ISEB
18 110 (0.82%) CCA
19 86 (0.64%) PMI Certification
20 85 (0.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 651 (4.88%) SLA
2 573 (4.29%) QA
3 96 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 94 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 45 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.28%) COBIT
6 37 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.097%) HL7
8 13 (0.097%) PMBOK
9 12 (0.090%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.067%) Basel II
11 5 (0.037%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.037%) EMIR
12 4 (0.030%) FATCA
12 4 (0.030%) GAAP
13 3 (0.022%) COREP
13 3 (0.022%) FINREP
14 2 (0.015%) AIFMD
14 2 (0.015%) P3O
System Software
1 3543 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 1767 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 928 (6.95%) Hyper-V
4 653 (4.89%) XenApp
5 528 (3.95%) vSphere
6 274 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 263 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 238 (1.78%) VMware ESX
9 181 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 165 (1.24%) XenServer
11 125 (0.94%) Terminal Services
12 67 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
13 66 (0.49%) Terminal Server
14 65 (0.49%) VMware Server
15 60 (0.45%) Xen
16 59 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 58 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 58 (0.43%) NFS
18 49 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
19 46 (0.34%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 762 (5.71%) SCCM
2 460 (3.44%) SCOM
3 154 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 123 (0.92%) WSUS
5 109 (0.82%) Nagios
6 99 (0.74%) NetBackup
7 93 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 93 (0.70%) Puppet
8 89 (0.67%) SCVMM
9 79 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 64 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
11 62 (0.46%) Tivoli
11 62 (0.46%) SCOrch
12 53 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 46 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
14 44 (0.33%) FortiGate
15 42 (0.31%) HP SIM
16 39 (0.29%) XenMobile
17 38 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 36 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2509 (18.79%) VMware
2 1659 (12.42%) Citrix
3 1549 (11.60%) Cisco
4 1025 (7.68%) Oracle
5 877 (6.57%) HP
6 441 (3.30%) Apple
7 426 (3.19%) NetApp
8 404 (3.03%) Dell
9 397 (2.97%) EMC
10 396 (2.97%) Symantec
11 389 (2.91%) SAP
12 355 (2.66%) IBM
13 304 (2.28%) Bloomberg
14 280 (2.10%) Red Hat
15 272 (2.04%) Juniper
16 206 (1.54%) Reuters
17 186 (1.39%) CheckPoint
18 180 (1.35%) Avaya
19 179 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
20 178 (1.33%) Google
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + OTE £70,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum To 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum (dep on exp) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Big benefits!
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £65000 Per Annum Up to 30% bonus, Benefits, Contributory penion
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £51,000 per annum + Benefits + Training + OT
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: Competitive base salary + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ASG International
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 10% + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified -Excellent Salary+ Bonus + Attractive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago