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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6715 6423 6722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.46% 14.41% 14.28%
As % of the Vendors category 32.28% 30.52% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5846 5502 5957
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
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
20804 21046 21980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 47.89% 47.23% 46.68%
Number of salaries quoted 17595 17212 18577
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +7 1791 £47,500 -5.00% 251
Croydon +1 64 £27,500 -35.29% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +1 55 £42,500 +5.91% 3
Wimbledon +7 44 £36,000 -20.00% 5
Uxbridge +1 41 £40,000 +28.00% 3
Docklands, London +2 26 £40,000 -5.88%
Hillingdon - 23 £27,500 -
Harrow +15 19 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Wembley +17 15 £40,500 +15.71% 1
Sidcup - 15 £30,000 - 1
Twickenham +7 13 £22,000 -35.29%
Bromley +5 13 £46,750 +24.66% 2
Enfield +1 11 £27,500 -45.00% 2
Romford +6 10 £33,000 -1.49% 1
Barnet +3 7 £33,000 -
Hounslow -6 7 £35,000 -18.12%
Hammersmith -13 7 £55,000 +8.91%
Morden - 7 - -
Greenford - 7 £30,000 -
Canary Wharf +9 6 £25,000 -67.74% 1
Chiswick +2 6 £30,000 -9.09%
Greenwich -4 6 £30,000 +30.43%
Mayfair +6 5 £50,500 +1.00%
Surbiton +1 5 £19,000 -45.71% 1
Ealing 0 5 £46,875 -6.25% 2
Dagenham 0 5 £50,000 +53.84%
Chessington -12 4 £23,750 +5.55% 2
Hornchurch - 4 £30,000 -
Grays - 4 £19,000 -
Paddington +15 3 - -
Westminster +1 3 £38,000 -24.00%
Ilford 0 3 £30,000 -25.00%
Beckenham -1 3 £40,000 +77.77%
Hayes -2 2 £35,000 -55.41% 2
Teddington -2 2 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Stanmore - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £18,500 - 1
Bexley - 2 £27,750 -
Carshalton - 2 £25,000 -
Coulsdon +1 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Barking 0 1 £45,000 +136.84%
Upminster -2 1 £23,000 -34.28%
Southwark -8 1 £40,000 +100.00%
Southall - 1 £26,500 - 1
Orpington - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5607 (42.14%) Windows
2 5421 (40.74%) MS Excel
3 4617 (34.70%) SQL Server
4 3854 (28.96%) SQL
5 3659 (27.50%) Finance
6 3527 (26.50%) .NET
7 3246 (24.39%) Active Directory
8 3022 (22.71%) C#
9 2795 (21.00%) MS Office
10 2400 (18.04%) VMware
11 2293 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
12 2205 (16.57%) MS Exchange
13 2140 (16.08%) Degree
14 1929 (14.50%) ASP.NET
15 1876 (14.10%) ITIL
16 1847 (13.88%) SharePoint
17 1846 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
18 1835 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
19 1673 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1589 (11.94%) Citrix
21 1508 (11.33%) JavaScript
22 1480 (11.12%) Cisco
23 1473 (11.07%) HTML
24 1406 (10.57%) Windows 7
25 1369 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
26 1279 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
27 1261 (9.48%) MVC
28 1223 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 1205 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
30 1196 (8.99%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2205 (16.57%) MS Exchange
2 1847 (13.88%) SharePoint
3 1066 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 887 (6.67%) IIS
5 677 (5.09%) Lync
6 548 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 442 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 400 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 379 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 332 (2.49%) CMS
11 311 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 290 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 222 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
14 187 (1.41%) Tomcat
15 175 (1.32%) Apache
16 156 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
17 146 (1.10%) SAS
18 110 (0.83%) Umbraco
18 110 (0.83%) WebSphere
19 95 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5421 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 2795 (21.00%) MS Office
3 549 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 393 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 334 (2.51%) MS Project
6 89 (0.67%) InfoPath
7 70 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 66 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 59 (0.44%) SPSS
10 55 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
11 35 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
12 23 (0.17%) Acrobat
13 21 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 14 (0.11%) InDesign
15 13 (0.098%) AutoCAD
16 7 (0.053%) FastStats
17 6 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
18 5 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
19 4 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
20 3 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 702 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 207 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 85 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 63 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 43 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 36 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
7 31 (0.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 27 (0.20%) Agresso
9 26 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 25 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 24 (0.18%) Magento
12 23 (0.17%) Eikon
13 22 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
13 22 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
13 22 (0.17%) SAP ERP
14 19 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 16 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 15 (0.11%) Tridion
17 14 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
17 14 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 622 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 545 (4.10%) Office 365
3 185 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 181 (1.36%) SaaS
5 111 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 98 (0.74%) IaaS
7 87 (0.65%) GitHub
8 61 (0.46%) PaaS
9 57 (0.43%) Trello
10 39 (0.29%) Google Apps
11 12 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.068%) SoftLayer
13 6 (0.045%) Responsys
13 6 (0.045%) Amazon EMR
13 6 (0.045%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.038%) Force.com
14 5 (0.038%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.030%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.023%) Taleo
16 3 (0.023%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 1159 (8.71%) DNS
2 1073 (8.06%) Firewall
3 968 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 942 (7.08%) SAN
5 763 (5.73%) DHCP
6 706 (5.31%) LAN
7 690 (5.19%) WAN
8 658 (4.94%) VPN
9 640 (4.81%) Internet
10 363 (2.73%) VoIP
11 297 (2.23%) Intranet
12 261 (1.96%) Wireless
13 217 (1.63%) NAS
14 203 (1.53%) MPLS
15 195 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
16 192 (1.44%) NetScaler
17 170 (1.28%) Unified Communications
18 160 (1.20%) VLAN
19 150 (1.13%) IP Telephony
20 147 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4617 (34.70%) SQL Server
2 1223 (9.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1205 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1183 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 806 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
6 793 (5.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 612 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 510 (3.83%) Relational Database
9 463 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 353 (2.65%) MySQL
11 255 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 251 (1.89%) Oracle Database
13 214 (1.61%) Big Data
14 209 (1.57%) OLAP
15 201 (1.51%) RDBMS
16 169 (1.27%) NoSQL
17 141 (1.06%) DB2
18 127 (0.95%) MS Access
19 120 (0.90%) Data Mining
19 120 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 756 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 482 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 345 (2.59%) NUnit
4 303 (2.28%) Subversion
5 191 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 186 (1.40%) Git (software)
7 162 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
8 154 (1.16%) JIRA
9 117 (0.88%) Selenium
10 112 (0.84%) Moq
11 90 (0.68%) ReSharper
12 86 (0.65%) Jenkins
13 82 (0.62%) SpecFlow
14 80 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
15 77 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 58 (0.44%) MSTest
17 57 (0.43%) dotTrace
17 57 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
17 57 (0.43%) YouTrack
18 54 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 3659 (27.50%) Finance
2 1048 (7.88%) Banking
3 713 (5.36%) Marketing
4 631 (4.74%) Retail
5 577 (4.34%) Advertising
6 543 (4.08%) Legal
7 531 (3.99%) Law
8 484 (3.64%) Telecoms
9 340 (2.56%) Investment Banking
10 259 (1.95%) Front Office
11 205 (1.54%) Back Office
12 163 (1.22%) Financial Institution
13 148 (1.11%) Publishing
14 141 (1.06%) Games
15 137 (1.03%) Manufacturing
16 122 (0.92%) French Language
17 69 (0.52%) Billing
18 58 (0.44%) German Language
19 42 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 40 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3070 (23.07%) Developer
2 2670 (20.06%) Analyst
3 1076 (8.09%) Consultant
4 1006 (7.56%) Support Analyst
5 904 (6.79%) .NET Developer
6 854 (6.42%) Support Engineer
7 751 (5.64%) Architect
8 685 (5.15%) C# Developer
9 578 (4.34%) Senior Developer
10 534 (4.01%) Administrator
11 460 (3.46%) Business Analyst
12 449 (3.37%) Applications Support
13 428 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 420 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
15 419 (3.15%) Project Manager
16 418 (3.14%) IT Support
17 377 (2.83%) Service Analyst
18 368 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
19 361 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
20 342 (2.57%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3527 (26.50%) .NET
2 1929 (14.50%) ASP.NET
3 1473 (11.07%) HTML
4 1138 (8.55%) CSS
5 892 (6.70%) .NET Framework
6 889 (6.68%) jQuery
7 866 (6.51%) Web Services
8 845 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 774 (5.82%) WCF
10 739 (5.55%) XML
11 534 (4.01%) HTML5
12 503 (3.78%) WPF
13 468 (3.52%) Ajax
14 293 (2.20%) SOAP
15 288 (2.16%) REST
16 272 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 247 (1.86%) WinForms
18 238 (1.79%) COM
19 223 (1.68%) AngularJS
20 212 (1.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1369 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 713 (5.36%) Computer Science
2 713 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 522 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 489 (3.67%) Clustering
5 277 (2.08%) Replication
6 269 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 229 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 209 (1.57%) iPhone
9 207 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 176 (1.32%) Open Source
11 172 (1.29%) Visualisation
12 169 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 167 (1.25%) User Experience
14 163 (1.22%) Fixed Income
15 153 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 153 (1.15%) Mathematics
16 133 (1.00%) Social Media
17 130 (0.98%) Data Integration
18 128 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5607 (42.14%) Windows
2 1846 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 1406 (10.57%) Windows 7
4 1162 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 1116 (8.39%) Linux
6 1025 (7.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 755 (5.67%) Windows XP
8 567 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 429 (3.22%) UNIX
10 288 (2.16%) Android
11 253 (1.90%) Mac OS X
11 253 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 207 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 193 (1.45%) Solaris
14 152 (1.14%) Windows Vista
15 138 (1.04%) AIX
16 91 (0.68%) CentOS
17 58 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 56 (0.42%) Mac OS
19 52 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2293 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1876 (14.10%) ITIL
3 1279 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
4 1261 (9.48%) MVC
5 1196 (8.99%) Project Management
6 1081 (8.12%) CRM
7 922 (6.93%) Scrum
8 835 (6.27%) OO
9 816 (6.13%) TDD
10 640 (4.81%) E-Commerce
11 586 (4.40%) Mentoring
12 573 (4.31%) ETL
13 548 (4.12%) PRINCE2
14 528 (3.97%) Change Management
15 505 (3.79%) Business Analysis
16 484 (3.64%) Migration
17 462 (3.47%) Analytics
18 430 (3.23%) Service Delivery
19 407 (3.06%) Web Development
20 392 (2.95%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3854 (28.96%) SQL
2 3022 (22.71%) C#
3 1508 (11.33%) JavaScript
4 1194 (8.97%) T-SQL
5 798 (6.00%) Java
6 765 (5.75%) PowerShell
7 390 (2.93%) VB
8 311 (2.34%) C++
9 295 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 290 (2.18%) VBA
11 232 (1.74%) Python
12 226 (1.70%) VBScript
13 205 (1.54%) Perl
14 203 (1.53%) PHP
15 201 (1.51%) C
16 130 (0.98%) Ruby
17 101 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 85 (0.64%) Shell Script
19 64 (0.48%) Bash Shell
20 52 (0.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2140 (16.08%) Degree
2 1835 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 973 (7.31%) MCSE
4 579 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 537 (4.04%) MCITP
6 507 (3.81%) MCP
7 461 (3.46%) MCSA
8 413 (3.10%) CCNA
9 268 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 268 (2.01%) Security Cleared
10 257 (1.93%) MCTS
11 209 (1.57%) CCNP
12 198 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 198 (1.49%) SC Cleared
13 157 (1.18%) ISEB
14 134 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
15 118 (0.89%) PMI Certification
16 80 (0.60%) CISSP
16 80 (0.60%) MCSD
17 77 (0.58%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 613 (4.61%) SLA
2 569 (4.28%) QA
3 98 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 45 (0.34%) COBIT
6 37 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.13%) Basel II
10 10 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.068%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.068%) EMIR
11 9 (0.068%) WCAG
12 7 (0.053%) HL7
12 7 (0.053%) COREP
13 6 (0.045%) UCITS
14 5 (0.038%) FATCA
14 5 (0.038%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.023%) GAAP
15 3 (0.023%) Basel III
System Software
1 3246 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 1673 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 816 (6.13%) Hyper-V
4 645 (4.85%) XenApp
5 498 (3.74%) vSphere
6 287 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 279 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 222 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
9 165 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 148 (1.11%) XenServer
11 89 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 87 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
13 77 (0.58%) UAG
14 68 (0.51%) MetaFrame
15 58 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 50 (0.38%) VMware Server
17 49 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
18 46 (0.35%) Xen
18 46 (0.35%) NFS
19 42 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 672 (5.05%) SCCM
2 385 (2.89%) SCOM
3 184 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 125 (0.94%) WSUS
5 116 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 107 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 101 (0.76%) Puppet
8 96 (0.72%) Nagios
9 89 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 82 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 71 (0.53%) SCVMM
12 68 (0.51%) HP SIM
13 67 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 63 (0.47%) Tivoli
14 63 (0.47%) SCOrch
15 55 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
16 42 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
17 41 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 41 (0.31%) XenMobile
18 37 (0.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2400 (18.04%) VMware
2 1589 (11.94%) Citrix
3 1480 (11.12%) Cisco
4 1125 (8.45%) Oracle
5 834 (6.27%) HP
6 443 (3.33%) NetApp
7 384 (2.89%) IBM
8 380 (2.86%) Symantec
9 378 (2.84%) EMC
10 373 (2.80%) SAP
11 355 (2.67%) Dell
12 346 (2.60%) Apple
13 287 (2.16%) Bloomberg
14 286 (2.15%) Red Hat
15 262 (1.97%) Juniper
16 212 (1.59%) Google
17 191 (1.44%) Reuters
18 187 (1.41%) Sitecore
19 174 (1.31%) Adobe
19 174 (1.31%) CheckPoint
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