Period
to 20 November 2019

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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 197 135
Rank change year-on-year -15 -62 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 170 215 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.34% 1.53% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.29% 7.32% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 143 194 311
Central London median annual salary £38,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £63,750
London median annual salary £49,750 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.99% +3.33% +3.95%

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 2,331 2,938 3,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.43% 20.85% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,970 2,553 2,697
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.64% -
10th Percentile £29,700 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £88,750
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,500
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +0.91%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 +24 131 £37,500 -25.00% 38
Camden - 7 £25,000 -
West End of London +2 6 £24,000 -50.52%
Southwark -9 2 £40,000 -8.57%
Lambeth - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 122 (71.76%) Microsoft
2 116 (68.24%) Windows
3 115 (67.65%) Active Directory
4 95 (55.88%) Office 365
5 76 (44.71%) MCSE
6 61 (35.88%) VMware
7 60 (35.29%) MCSA
8 54 (31.76%) ITIL
9 51 (30.00%) DNS
10 50 (29.41%) Cisco
10 50 (29.41%) LAN
11 49 (28.82%) Windows 10
12 48 (28.24%) Windows Server
12 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
12 48 (28.24%) Finance
13 47 (27.65%) WAN
13 47 (27.65%) Azure
14 46 (27.06%) DHCP
14 46 (27.06%) MCP
15 40 (23.53%) PowerShell
16 36 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
17 35 (20.59%) MCITP
18 34 (20.00%) MS Exchange
19 33 (19.41%) Firewall
19 33 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
19 33 (19.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 32 (18.82%) Degree
20 32 (18.82%) Windows 7
20 32 (18.82%) VoIP
21 31 (18.24%) Windows Server 2012

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 34 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.82%) Skype for Business
5 13 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (5.88%) IIS
7 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 95 (55.88%) Office 365
2 47 (27.65%) Azure
3 17 (10.00%) AWS
4 12 (7.06%) G Suite
5 8 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.76%) PaaS
6 3 (1.76%) SaaS
7 2 (1.18%) IaaS
7 2 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (30.00%) DNS
2 50 (29.41%) LAN
3 47 (27.65%) WAN
4 46 (27.06%) DHCP
5 33 (19.41%) Firewall
6 32 (18.82%) VoIP
7 27 (15.88%) TCP/IP
8 25 (14.71%) Wireless
9 20 (11.76%) Network Security
10 16 (9.41%) Skype
11 15 (8.82%) SAN
11 15 (8.82%) VPN
12 11 (6.47%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (6.47%) Internet
12 11 (6.47%) VLAN
13 8 (4.71%) IP Telephony
14 7 (4.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (3.53%) NX-OS
15 6 (3.53%) OSPF
15 6 (3.53%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (3.53%) Big Data
7 6 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.18%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) NUnit
1 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.18%) Android Studio
2 2 (1.18%) MSTest
2 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.18%) Xcode
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) Moq
General
1 48 (28.24%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Banking
3 8 (4.71%) Financial Institution
3 8 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.35%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (24.71%) Support Engineer
2 39 (22.94%) IT Support
3 35 (20.59%) IT Engineer
4 34 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (18.24%) IT Support Engineer
6 29 (17.06%) Analyst
7 18 (10.59%) Support Analyst
8 17 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (7.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (7.65%) Desktop Support
10 11 (6.47%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
11 10 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (5.29%) Administrator
13 8 (4.71%) Developer
14 7 (4.12%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 7 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
15 6 (3.53%) Desktop Analyst
15 6 (3.53%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) .NET
2 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.94%) HTML
4 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.35%) Kafka
4 4 (2.35%) LDAP
5 3 (1.76%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.76%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.76%) CSS
5 3 (1.76%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.76%) React
5 3 (1.76%) WCF
6 2 (1.18%) CSS3
6 2 (1.18%) jQuery
6 2 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.18%) OAuth
6 2 (1.18%) RESTful
6 2 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.29%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.12%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.12%) Replication
6 6 (3.53%) Clustering
6 6 (3.53%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.76%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.76%) iPhone
8 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) FMCG
9 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.18%) User Experience
10 1 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 116 (68.24%) Windows
2 49 (28.82%) Windows 10
3 48 (28.24%) Windows Server
4 33 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (18.82%) Windows 7
6 31 (18.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (11.18%) Mac OS X
8 11 (6.47%) Linux
9 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.71%) Solaris
10 8 (4.71%) Unix
11 5 (2.94%) Android
11 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.76%) ITIL
2 33 (19.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (11.18%) Change Management
4 17 (10.00%) Service Management
5 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.82%) Asset Management
7 13 (7.65%) Information Security
7 13 (7.65%) Mentoring
7 13 (7.65%) Service Delivery
8 12 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (5.88%) Analytics
9 10 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (4.71%) Statistics
10 8 (4.71%) Time Management
11 7 (4.12%) Line Management
11 7 (4.12%) Patch Management
12 6 (3.53%) Data Science
12 6 (3.53%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 30 (17.65%) SQL
3 6 (3.53%) Bash Shell
3 6 (3.53%) C#
3 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.35%) C
5 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.18%) Kotlin
6 2 (1.18%) Python
6 2 (1.18%) VBScript
7 1 (0.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.59%) VB
7 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (44.71%) MCSE
2 60 (35.29%) MCSA
3 46 (27.06%) MCP
4 35 (20.59%) MCITP
5 32 (18.82%) Degree
6 26 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (14.71%) CCNA
8 21 (12.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (11.18%) CCNP
9 19 (11.18%) MCTS
10 9 (5.29%) MCDST
11 7 (4.12%) A+ Certification
12 6 (3.53%) CCIE
12 6 (3.53%) CCSA
12 6 (3.53%) CCSE
12 6 (3.53%) CISSP
13 5 (2.94%) MCSD
14 4 (2.35%) CCA
14 4 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (2.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.76%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 115 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.47%) vSphere
5 10 (5.88%) XenApp
6 9 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.35%) DFS Replication
7 4 (2.35%) Firmware
7 4 (2.35%) NFS
8 3 (1.76%) Docker
9 2 (1.18%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (12.35%) SCCM
2 8 (4.71%) WSUS
3 6 (3.53%) Ansible
4 4 (2.35%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (2.35%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.76%) Puppet
6 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.18%) Cacti
6 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.18%) Nagios
6 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.18%) Terraform
7 1 (0.59%) Control-M
7 1 (0.59%) Foglight
7 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.59%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 122 (71.76%) Microsoft
2 61 (35.88%) VMware
3 50 (29.41%) Cisco
4 23 (13.53%) Citrix
5 12 (7.06%) Oracle
6 11 (6.47%) HP
7 10 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 10 (5.88%) Sophos
8 8 (4.71%) Splunk
9 7 (4.12%) Palo Alto
10 6 (3.53%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.53%) Dell
10 6 (3.53%) F5
10 6 (3.53%) Juniper
10 6 (3.53%) Meraki
10 6 (3.53%) Polycom
11 5 (2.94%) Apple
12 4 (2.35%) IBM
12 4 (2.35%) Sybase
12 4 (2.35%) WatchGuard