The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6736 6268 6662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 13.87% 14.16% 12.90%
As % of the Vendors category 29.72% 30.42% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5483 5882
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22665 20607 24031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 46.65% 46.55% 46.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18847 17073 20751
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +6 1920 £52,500 +5.00% 301
Kingston Upon Thames +1 73 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Croydon +2 61 £43,750 +5.42% 10
Docklands, London +5 44 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf +19 36 £38,000 -49.33%
Bromley -3 32 £38,750 -13.88% 2
Uxbridge 0 29 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Harrow +9 27 £40,000 +40.35% 2
Hammersmith 0 18 £35,000 +12.63% 1
Hounslow -9 16 £27,000 -49.76% 2
Dagenham - 16 £45,000 - 3
Chiswick +5 14 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Wimbledon -3 14 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Sidcup - 13 £42,000 -
Brentford 0 11 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Barnet 0 9 £34,500 +7.81% 3
Bexley 0 8 £31,500 +5.00%
Orpington +9 7 £38,000 - 1
Enfield +5 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Ilford +1 7 £22,000 +4.76%
Surbiton -8 7 £25,000 -37.50%
Teddington - 7 £31,125 - 1
Wembley -3 6 £65,000 +66.66% 2
Paddington +5 5 £30,000 -
Coulsdon -2 5 £37,500 -
Erith - 5 £37,500 -
Beckenham +10 4 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Edgware +2 4 £24,750 -11.60% 2
Westminster -6 4 £67,500 -10.00%
Chessington -13 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Feltham +13 3 £55,000 +15.78% 1
West Drayton -1 3 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Southwark -10 3 £50,000 -31.03%
Hornchurch - 3 £30,000 - 1
Twickenham -2 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Romford -5 2 £29,250 +46.25% 2
New Malden -11 2 £42,500 +7.59%
South Croydon - 2 £62,500 -
Upminster - 2 £45,000 -
Welling - 2 £25,000 -
Greenford - 2 £22,000 -
Greenwich -1 1 £23,000 -8.00%
Hackney -4 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Finchley - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 - -
Pinner - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5669 (41.19%) MS Excel
2 5282 (38.38%) Windows
3 4923 (35.77%) SQL Server
4 4323 (31.41%) SQL
5 4061 (29.51%) .NET
6 3810 (27.68%) Finance
7 3497 (25.41%) C#
8 3102 (22.54%) Active Directory
9 2617 (19.01%) MS Office
10 2322 (16.87%) Degree
11 2272 (16.51%) VMware
12 2154 (15.65%) ASP.NET
13 2030 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 2022 (14.69%) MS Exchange
15 2017 (14.66%) SharePoint
16 1733 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 1652 (12.00%) ITIL
18 1589 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1522 (11.06%) HTML
20 1510 (10.97%) JavaScript
21 1486 (10.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 1469 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
23 1463 (10.63%) Citrix
24 1451 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 1417 (10.30%) MVC
26 1361 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
27 1351 (9.82%) Project Management
28 1298 (9.43%) Windows 7
29 1291 (9.38%) T-SQL
30 1263 (9.18%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2022 (14.69%) MS Exchange
2 2017 (14.66%) SharePoint
3 996 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 969 (7.04%) IIS
5 484 (3.52%) Lync
6 462 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 420 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 380 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 354 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 343 (2.49%) CMS
11 336 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 277 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
13 275 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
14 192 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
15 163 (1.18%) Apache
16 155 (1.13%) Tomcat
17 149 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
18 98 (0.71%) SAS
19 94 (0.68%) WebSphere
20 91 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 5669 (41.19%) MS Excel
2 2617 (19.01%) MS Office
3 577 (4.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 413 (3.00%) MS Project
5 373 (2.71%) MS Visio
6 76 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 75 (0.54%) PowerPivot
8 70 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 55 (0.40%) SPSS
10 46 (0.33%) InfoPath
11 28 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 19 (0.14%) Acrobat
13 16 (0.12%) InDesign
14 7 (0.051%) AutoCAD
15 5 (0.036%) FastStats
15 5 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
16 4 (0.029%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.029%) Maya
16 4 (0.029%) 3ds Max
16 4 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 644 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 228 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 76 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 67 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 48 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
6 45 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 41 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 39 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 27 (0.20%) SunGard AvantGard
10 25 (0.18%) Magento
10 25 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
11 24 (0.17%) Fredhopper
11 24 (0.17%) SAP Business One
12 23 (0.17%) SAP BPC
13 22 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 21 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
15 19 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
16 18 (0.13%) SAP CRM
16 18 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 16 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 441 (3.20%) Office 365
2 349 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (1.63%) SaaS
4 193 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 109 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (0.61%) PaaS
6 84 (0.61%) IaaS
7 44 (0.32%) GitHub
8 22 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (0.15%) Google Apps
10 18 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
11 17 (0.12%) Trello
12 11 (0.080%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.058%) Basecamp
14 7 (0.051%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.029%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.022%) Force.com
16 3 (0.022%) Amazon SQS
17 2 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
17 2 (0.015%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1089 (7.91%) DNS
2 932 (6.77%) TCP/IP
3 880 (6.39%) Firewall
4 878 (6.38%) SAN
5 709 (5.15%) DHCP
6 679 (4.93%) LAN
7 636 (4.62%) WAN
8 564 (4.10%) Internet
9 512 (3.72%) VPN
10 346 (2.51%) Intranet
11 288 (2.09%) VoIP
12 276 (2.01%) NAS
13 260 (1.89%) Wireless
14 174 (1.26%) HTTP
15 160 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
16 139 (1.01%) Unified Communications
17 128 (0.93%) NetScaler
18 116 (0.84%) SSL
19 115 (0.84%) MPLS
20 110 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4923 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 1486 (10.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1451 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1361 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1001 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 940 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
7 684 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 632 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 547 (3.97%) Relational Database
10 372 (2.70%) MySQL
11 326 (2.37%) Big Data
12 267 (1.94%) RDBMS
13 262 (1.90%) OLAP
14 259 (1.88%) Oracle Database
15 239 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 185 (1.34%) QlikView
17 166 (1.21%) NoSQL
18 165 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
19 142 (1.03%) Hadoop
20 140 (1.02%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1012 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 680 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 307 (2.23%) Subversion
4 298 (2.17%) NUnit
5 198 (1.44%) JIRA
5 198 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 153 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
7 149 (1.08%) Selenium
8 147 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 139 (1.01%) Moq
10 113 (0.82%) Jenkins
11 101 (0.73%) JUnit
12 100 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 97 (0.70%) Cucumber
14 96 (0.70%) SpecFlow
15 91 (0.66%) MSBuild
16 75 (0.54%) Maven
16 75 (0.54%) MSTest
17 74 (0.54%) ReSharper
18 69 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3810 (27.68%) Finance
2 977 (7.10%) Banking
3 722 (5.25%) Marketing
4 579 (4.21%) Retail
5 550 (4.00%) Advertising
6 536 (3.89%) Law
7 492 (3.57%) Legal
8 353 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 350 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 267 (1.94%) Front Office
11 254 (1.85%) Games
12 253 (1.84%) Back Office
13 193 (1.40%) Financial Institution
14 161 (1.17%) Publishing
15 76 (0.55%) French Language
16 66 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 60 (0.44%) Manufacturing
18 53 (0.39%) German Language
19 42 (0.31%) Billing
20 41 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3465 (25.18%) Developer
2 2648 (19.24%) Analyst
3 1090 (7.92%) Consultant
4 1052 (7.64%) .NET Developer
5 1006 (7.31%) Support Analyst
6 844 (6.13%) Architect
7 806 (5.86%) C# Developer
8 762 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 641 (4.66%) Senior Developer
10 589 (4.28%) Administrator
11 553 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 508 (3.69%) Project Manager
13 485 (3.52%) Business Analyst
14 413 (3.00%) IT Support
15 401 (2.91%) DBA
16 378 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
17 369 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 345 (2.51%) Applications Support
19 319 (2.32%) SQL Developer
20 313 (2.27%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4061 (29.51%) .NET
2 2154 (15.65%) ASP.NET
3 1522 (11.06%) HTML
4 1259 (9.15%) CSS
5 1029 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 999 (7.26%) Web Services
7 982 (7.14%) WCF
8 976 (7.09%) jQuery
9 969 (7.04%) XML
10 958 (6.96%) .NET Framework
11 594 (4.32%) WPF
12 558 (4.05%) HTML5
13 545 (3.96%) Ajax
14 365 (2.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 305 (2.22%) CSS3
16 273 (1.98%) REST
17 264 (1.92%) COM
18 262 (1.90%) XSLT
19 259 (1.88%) SOAP
20 244 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 871 (6.33%) Computer Science
2 706 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 488 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 472 (3.43%) Clustering
5 353 (2.56%) Replication
6 350 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 256 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 247 (1.79%) Open Source
9 218 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 218 (1.58%) Mathematics
10 194 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 168 (1.22%) iPhone
12 162 (1.18%) Derivative
13 154 (1.12%) Social Media
14 146 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 127 (0.92%) Fixed Income
16 124 (0.90%) Statistics
17 117 (0.85%) Visualisation
18 116 (0.84%) Data Integration
19 109 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5282 (38.38%) Windows
2 1733 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1298 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 1025 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 985 (7.16%) Linux
6 805 (5.85%) Windows XP
7 787 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 412 (2.99%) UNIX
9 411 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 317 (2.30%) Android
11 303 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 211 (1.53%) Mac OS X
13 153 (1.11%) Windows Vista
14 147 (1.07%) Solaris
15 137 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 98 (0.71%) Mac OS
17 60 (0.44%) Windows 2000
17 60 (0.44%) AIX
18 55 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
19 53 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1652 (12.00%) ITIL
2 1469 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1417 (10.30%) MVC
4 1351 (9.82%) Project Management
5 1187 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
6 1136 (8.25%) Scrum
7 1022 (7.43%) CRM
8 932 (6.77%) TDD
9 883 (6.42%) E-Commerce
10 804 (5.84%) OO
11 712 (5.17%) ETL
12 678 (4.93%) PRINCE2
13 565 (4.11%) Migration
14 527 (3.83%) Software Engineering
15 512 (3.72%) Web Development
16 506 (3.68%) Change Management
17 478 (3.47%) Business Analysis
18 458 (3.33%) Data Modelling
19 457 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
20 429 (3.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4323 (31.41%) SQL
2 3497 (25.41%) C#
3 1510 (10.97%) JavaScript
4 1291 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 993 (7.21%) Java
6 927 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 466 (3.39%) VB
8 373 (2.71%) C++
9 362 (2.63%) VBA
10 346 (2.51%) VB.NET
11 286 (2.08%) VBScript
12 271 (1.97%) C
13 254 (1.85%) PHP
14 250 (1.82%) Python
15 223 (1.62%) Ruby
16 218 (1.58%) Perl
17 131 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 82 (0.60%) Shell Script
19 69 (0.50%) Scala
20 64 (0.47%) F#
Qualifications
1 2322 (16.87%) Degree
2 2030 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 879 (6.39%) MCSE
4 621 (4.51%) MCITP
5 530 (3.85%) MCP
6 434 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 365 (2.65%) MCSA
8 339 (2.46%) CCNA
9 325 (2.36%) MCTS
10 259 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 186 (1.35%) MCSD
12 182 (1.32%) ISEB
12 182 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 171 (1.24%) Security Cleared
14 152 (1.10%) MCAD
15 130 (0.94%) SC Cleared
16 122 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
17 121 (0.88%) PMI Certification
18 118 (0.86%) CCNP
19 77 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 698 (5.07%) QA
2 463 (3.36%) SLA
3 84 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 41 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 37 (0.27%) COBIT
7 36 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 31 (0.23%) EMIR
9 29 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 25 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.11%) UCITS
12 13 (0.094%) Basel II
13 11 (0.080%) Basel III
14 9 (0.065%) TickIT
15 7 (0.051%) COREP
15 7 (0.051%) CRD IV
16 6 (0.044%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.044%) WCAG
16 6 (0.044%) HL7
17 5 (0.036%) MiFID
System Software
1 3102 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 1589 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 687 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 616 (4.48%) XenApp
5 437 (3.18%) vSphere
6 324 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 310 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 178 (1.29%) XenServer
9 172 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 172 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
10 131 (0.95%) Terminal Services
11 77 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 73 (0.53%) UAG
13 53 (0.39%) MetaFrame
14 46 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 46 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
15 44 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 44 (0.32%) Xen
16 42 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 41 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 691 (5.02%) SCCM
2 298 (2.17%) SCOM
3 210 (1.53%) WSUS
4 203 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 147 (1.07%) Puppet
6 145 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 129 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 97 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 94 (0.68%) Nagios
10 78 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 48 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 45 (0.33%) Tivoli
13 42 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
14 41 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
14 41 (0.30%) SCVMM
15 40 (0.29%) Data Guard
16 35 (0.25%) HP SIM
17 30 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
18 29 (0.21%) SCSM
19 28 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2272 (16.51%) VMware
2 1463 (10.63%) Citrix
3 1263 (9.18%) Cisco
4 1247 (9.06%) Oracle
5 811 (5.89%) HP
6 418 (3.04%) Symantec
7 411 (2.99%) SAP
8 395 (2.87%) IBM
9 391 (2.84%) EMC
10 333 (2.42%) Apple
11 332 (2.41%) NetApp
11 332 (2.41%) Dell
12 256 (1.86%) Business Objects
13 233 (1.69%) Bloomberg
14 215 (1.56%) Google
15 212 (1.54%) Sitecore
16 201 (1.46%) Cognos
17 195 (1.42%) Adobe
18 167 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
19 166 (1.21%) Red Hat
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