Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 133 136
Rank change year-on-year -24 +3 -41
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 290 309 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.03% 2.49% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.00% 10.30% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 252 274 327
Central London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,750 £28,150
90th Percentile £77,500 £62,500 £65,000
London median annual salary £47,500 £43,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.83% -3.89% +3.45%

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,222 3,000 4,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 22.54% 24.17% 23.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,822 2,690 3,594
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Central London region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -38 195 £50,000 +19.05% 24
West End of London -1 12 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Southwark - 10 £32,500 -
City of Westminster +8 3 £40,000 -5.96% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 211 (72.76%) Microsoft
2 174 (60.00%) Windows
3 171 (58.97%) MCSE
4 164 (56.55%) Active Directory
5 122 (42.07%) Office 365
6 105 (36.21%) ITIL
7 104 (35.86%) Finance
8 86 (29.66%) MCSA
9 73 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 72 (24.83%) VMware
10 72 (24.83%) Windows Server
11 64 (22.07%) Windows 7
12 60 (20.69%) PowerShell
13 56 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
14 55 (18.97%) SQL
15 54 (18.62%) SQL Server
15 54 (18.62%) SCCM
16 53 (18.28%) Windows 10
17 50 (17.24%) Citrix
18 49 (16.90%) MCP
19 48 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (16.21%) Firewall
21 44 (15.17%) DNS
21 44 (15.17%) MCITP
22 41 (14.14%) SLA
22 41 (14.14%) MS Exchange
23 39 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
24 38 (13.10%) Cisco
25 37 (12.76%) C#
25 37 (12.76%) Amazon AWS

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 41 (14.14%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.14%) IIS
4 11 (3.79%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.41%) Apache
7 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.07%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 56 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.72%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.72%) Stata
4 4 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 122 (42.07%) Office 365
2 73 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.72%) SaaS
8 4 (1.38%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.03%) PaaS
9 3 (1.03%) Slack
10 2 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.69%) G Suite
10 2 (0.69%) IaaS
11 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.21%) Firewall
2 44 (15.17%) DNS
3 33 (11.38%) TCP/IP
4 23 (7.93%) Internet
5 22 (7.59%) VPN
6 21 (7.24%) LAN
6 21 (7.24%) WAN
7 20 (6.90%) DHCP
8 13 (4.48%) VoIP
8 13 (4.48%) Wireless
9 12 (4.14%) SAN
10 11 (3.79%) Network Security
10 11 (3.79%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (3.79%) VLAN
11 10 (3.45%) Skype
12 7 (2.41%) BGP
12 7 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.41%) NX-OS
12 7 (2.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.14%) Big Data
6 11 (3.79%) Power BI
6 11 (3.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (3.10%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.76%) QlikView
9 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) JIRA
1 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.03%) MSI
2 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) AppScan
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.34%) MSTest
4 1 (0.34%) NUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) WinDbg
General
1 104 (35.86%) Finance
2 25 (8.62%) Law
3 21 (7.24%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.55%) Marketing
5 16 (5.52%) Banking
6 15 (5.17%) Advertising
7 9 (3.10%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.10%) Legal
8 6 (2.07%) Retail
9 4 (1.38%) Arabic Language
10 3 (1.03%) Billing
11 2 (0.69%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Front Office
12 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (19.66%) Analyst
2 48 (16.55%) Support Engineer
3 37 (12.76%) Support Analyst
4 36 (12.41%) Desktop Support
5 26 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (8.97%) Consultant
6 21 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.24%) IT Engineer
7 19 (6.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 18 (6.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (6.21%) Office 365 Consultant
8 18 (6.21%) Service Analyst
9 17 (5.86%) Azure Consultant
9 17 (5.86%) IT Support
10 16 (5.52%) Active Directory Consultant
10 16 (5.52%) Developer
11 15 (5.17%) DBA
11 15 (5.17%) Exchange Consultant
12 14 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (4.83%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.66%) .NET
2 14 (4.83%) XML
3 10 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.10%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.76%) CSS
5 8 (2.76%) JSON
6 7 (2.41%) 802.1X
6 7 (2.41%) HTML
6 7 (2.41%) jQuery
6 7 (2.41%) Web Services
7 4 (1.38%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Graph
7 4 (1.38%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.34%) HTML5
9 1 (0.34%) REST
9 1 (0.34%) WCF
9 1 (0.34%) WPF
9 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.52%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.14%) Replication
6 11 (3.79%) User Experience
6 11 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (3.45%) iPhone
8 5 (1.72%) Clustering
8 5 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) Fintech
10 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.69%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.34%) BYOD
11 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (60.00%) Windows
2 72 (24.83%) Windows Server
3 64 (22.07%) Windows 7
4 53 (18.28%) Windows 10
5 26 (8.97%) Linux
6 24 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.52%) Android
7 16 (5.52%) Mac OS X
8 10 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.10%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.07%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.38%) Unix
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (36.21%) ITIL
2 29 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (8.28%) Information Security
4 22 (7.59%) Service Delivery
5 20 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.90%) Migration
5 20 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
6 19 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.21%) Scrum
8 17 (5.86%) Incident Management
9 16 (5.52%) ITSM
10 15 (5.17%) Service Management
10 15 (5.17%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (4.48%) ETL
11 13 (4.48%) Risk Management
12 12 (4.14%) Analytics
12 12 (4.14%) Privileged Access Management
12 12 (4.14%) Security Monitoring
12 12 (4.14%) Software Deployment
13 11 (3.79%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 55 (18.97%) SQL
3 37 (12.76%) C#
4 14 (4.83%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.10%) VBScript
6 8 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.41%) C
8 6 (2.07%) VB
9 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.69%) R
10 2 (0.69%) VBA
11 1 (0.34%) Java
11 1 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 171 (58.97%) MCSE
2 86 (29.66%) MCSA
3 49 (16.90%) MCP
4 44 (15.17%) MCITP
5 39 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (12.07%) Degree
7 29 (10.00%) CCNA
8 25 (8.62%) MCTS
9 22 (7.59%) CISSP
10 20 (6.90%) MCDST
11 19 (6.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (5.52%) CISM
13 14 (4.83%) CCNP
14 13 (4.48%) A+ Certification
15 11 (3.79%) CISA
16 9 (3.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (3.10%) MCSD
16 9 (3.10%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 8 (2.76%) CCIE
17 8 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.14%) SLA
2 25 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.72%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.69%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 164 (56.55%) Active Directory
2 48 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.79%) XenApp
5 8 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.41%) vSphere
6 7 (2.41%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.07%) BitLocker
7 6 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 54 (18.62%) SCCM
2 12 (4.14%) SCOM
3 11 (3.79%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (2.41%) Nagios
4 7 (2.41%) WSUS
5 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.72%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.38%) Perfmon
6 4 (1.38%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.38%) SCSM
6 4 (1.38%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.38%) vRealize
7 3 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.03%) WMI
8 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 211 (72.76%) Microsoft
2 72 (24.83%) VMware
3 50 (17.24%) Citrix
4 38 (13.10%) Cisco
5 22 (7.59%) Apple
6 10 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 10 (3.45%) EMC
6 10 (3.45%) NetApp
6 10 (3.45%) Oracle
6 10 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.10%) Google
8 8 (2.76%) EqualLogic
8 8 (2.76%) F5
8 8 (2.76%) Juniper
8 8 (2.76%) NETGEAR
8 8 (2.76%) Nintex
8 8 (2.76%) Remedy
9 7 (2.41%) iManage
9 7 (2.41%) Palo Alto
9 7 (2.41%) Tableau