Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 142 149
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -67
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 342 275 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.37% 2.13% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.99% 9.35% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 328 251 333
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,350 £28,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 3,112 2,940 4,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 21.58% 22.81% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,730 2,618 3,620
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
London median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% - +10.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 225 £45,000 +3.45% 41
Southwark -59 37 £52,500 +5.00%
West End of London +4 11 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Camden -6 7 £45,000 +12.50%
City of Westminster -5 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Kensington and Chelsea +6 2 £33,000 +37.50%
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 288 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 173 (50.58%) Windows
3 163 (47.66%) Active Directory
4 147 (42.98%) MCSE
5 127 (37.13%) Office 365
6 123 (35.96%) ITIL
7 101 (29.53%) Finance
8 91 (26.61%) SQL Server
9 81 (23.68%) SharePoint
9 81 (23.68%) VMware
10 73 (21.35%) Windows Server
11 71 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 69 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
13 67 (19.59%) MCSA
13 67 (19.59%) MS Exchange
14 65 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
15 62 (18.13%) SQL
16 61 (17.84%) .NET
17 56 (16.37%) Citrix
18 54 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
19 50 (14.62%) C#
20 49 (14.33%) SCCM
20 49 (14.33%) Windows 7
21 48 (14.04%) Degree
21 48 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
22 47 (13.74%) SLA
23 45 (13.16%) CCNA
23 45 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
24 43 (12.57%) MCP
25 40 (11.70%) MCITP

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 81 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 67 (19.59%) MS Exchange
3 32 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.43%) IIS
5 16 (4.68%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.17%) Confluence
11 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.58%) Apache
12 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.29%) CMS
13 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (5.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.58%) BPCS
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 127 (37.13%) Office 365
2 71 (20.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.80%) IaaS
7 11 (3.22%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (2.34%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.46%) PaaS
10 4 (1.17%) Dropbox
10 4 (1.17%) Google Drive
10 4 (1.17%) SaaS
11 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.29%) G Suite
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.94%) Firewall
2 31 (9.06%) DNS
3 28 (8.19%) DHCP
4 25 (7.31%) WAN
5 21 (6.14%) LAN
6 20 (5.85%) Remote Desktop
7 17 (4.97%) SAN
8 16 (4.68%) VoIP
9 15 (4.39%) VPN
10 13 (3.80%) Internet
10 13 (3.80%) Skype
11 12 (3.51%) Unified Communications
12 10 (2.92%) VLAN
13 8 (2.34%) Ethernet
13 8 (2.34%) Network Security
13 8 (2.34%) VPLS
14 7 (2.05%) SSL
14 7 (2.05%) Wireless
15 6 (1.75%) IPsec
16 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (26.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (10.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (9.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.34%) Big Data
8 6 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.46%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (0.88%) Power BI
10 3 (0.88%) QlikView
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.58%) HDInsight
11 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.09%) JIRA
2 12 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.46%) MSI
5 5 (1.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 4 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.29%) Moq
8 1 (0.29%) NUnit
8 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.29%) Subversion
8 1 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 101 (29.53%) Finance
2 26 (7.60%) Legal
3 16 (4.68%) Advertising
4 13 (3.80%) Law
4 13 (3.80%) Retail
5 11 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.92%) Marketing
7 5 (1.46%) Front Office
8 4 (1.17%) Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Arabic Language
9 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 52 (15.20%) Support Engineer
2 50 (14.62%) Analyst
3 47 (13.74%) Desktop Support
3 47 (13.74%) Developer
4 34 (9.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (9.06%) Administrator
6 30 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (8.77%) Support Analyst
7 26 (7.60%) Consultant
7 26 (7.60%) DBA
7 26 (7.60%) SQL DBA
8 25 (7.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 24 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (7.02%) C# Developer
10 23 (6.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 21 (6.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (5.85%) SQL Server DBA
13 19 (5.56%) .NET Developer
14 18 (5.26%) IT Support
14 18 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (17.84%) .NET
2 31 (9.06%) ASP.NET
3 24 (7.02%) jQuery
4 22 (6.43%) Web Services
5 18 (5.26%) CSS
5 18 (5.26%) HTML
6 17 (4.97%) .NET Framework
6 17 (4.97%) XML
7 16 (4.68%) AngularJS
7 16 (4.68%) WCF
7 16 (4.68%) WPF
8 14 (4.09%) JSON
9 13 (3.80%) .NET Core
9 13 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (3.51%) REST
11 11 (3.22%) Entity Framework
11 11 (3.22%) HTML5
12 9 (2.63%) LINQ
12 9 (2.63%) NHibernate
12 9 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.31%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.73%) Blackberry
4 18 (5.26%) Smartphone
5 17 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.97%) iPhone
6 14 (4.09%) Clustering
7 13 (3.80%) User Experience
8 11 (3.22%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.22%) Replication
9 7 (2.05%) Mobile Computing
9 7 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.75%) STB
11 4 (1.17%) PKI
12 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.88%) iPad
12 3 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 173 (50.58%) Windows
2 73 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 49 (14.33%) Windows 7
4 45 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (11.70%) Windows 10
6 20 (5.85%) Android
7 15 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.09%) Mac OS X
9 12 (3.51%) Linux
9 12 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.58%) CentOS
13 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (35.96%) ITIL
2 48 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (9.06%) Data Management
4 28 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.19%) Mobile Device Management
5 27 (7.89%) High Availability
6 26 (7.60%) MVC
7 25 (7.31%) PRINCE2
8 23 (6.73%) CRM
9 21 (6.14%) People Management
9 21 (6.14%) Service Delivery
10 20 (5.85%) Line Management
10 20 (5.85%) Performance Monitoring
11 19 (5.56%) Data Protection
11 19 (5.56%) Service Management
12 18 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 18 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
12 18 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
12 18 (5.26%) Scrum
13 17 (4.97%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.13%) SQL
2 50 (14.62%) C#
3 32 (9.36%) PowerShell
4 28 (8.19%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.22%) Java
6 5 (1.46%) VBScript
7 4 (1.17%) VB
8 3 (0.88%) C
8 3 (0.88%) C++
8 3 (0.88%) Perl
8 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.88%) X++
9 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (42.98%) MCSE
2 67 (19.59%) MCSA
3 54 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (14.04%) Degree
5 45 (13.16%) CCNA
6 43 (12.57%) MCP
7 40 (11.70%) MCITP
8 28 (8.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (5.56%) MCSD
10 18 (5.26%) A+ Certification
11 16 (4.68%) MCDST
12 12 (3.51%) CCNP
13 9 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.63%) MCTS
13 9 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (2.34%) PMI Certification
14 8 (2.34%) PMP
15 7 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (1.75%) RHCE
17 5 (1.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.74%) SLA
2 10 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.75%) QA
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.58%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (47.66%) Active Directory
2 65 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.65%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.97%) XenApp
5 16 (4.68%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.22%) BitLocker
6 11 (3.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.75%) vSphere
10 5 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.88%) Docker
13 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (14.33%) SCCM
2 25 (7.31%) SCOM
3 12 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.63%) SCOrch
5 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (2.34%) SCDPM
5 8 (2.34%) SCSM
5 8 (2.34%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.05%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.75%) WSUS
8 5 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.17%) Puppet
9 4 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.88%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 288 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 81 (23.68%) VMware
3 56 (16.37%) Citrix
4 37 (10.82%) Cisco
5 21 (6.14%) Apple
6 19 (5.56%) Symantec
7 14 (4.09%) ServiceNow
8 12 (3.51%) Oracle
9 11 (3.22%) HP
9 11 (3.22%) Ivanti
9 11 (3.22%) NetApp
10 10 (2.92%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.92%) SAP
11 9 (2.63%) Avaya
11 9 (2.63%) Nintex
12 8 (2.34%) DevExpress
12 8 (2.34%) Google
12 8 (2.34%) Juniper
12 8 (2.34%) Telerik
13 7 (2.05%) Sophos