Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 130 148
Rank change year-on-year -71 +18 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 196 341 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.46% 2.38% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.06% 10.87% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 181 325 260
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.73%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,850 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £70,213
London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,536
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.79% +0.08%

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 2,778 3,138 3,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.67% 21.91% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,425 2,738 2,870
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.82% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,725
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £90,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +0.92%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -74 132 £50,000 +11.11% 28
Kensington and Chelsea 0 4 £45,000 +36.36%
City of Westminster -5 2 £50,726 +35.27%
West End of London -13 2 £37,500 -31.82%
Southwark +63 1 £62,500 +19.05%
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 161 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 141 (71.94%) Windows
3 125 (63.78%) MCSE
4 106 (54.08%) Active Directory
5 82 (41.84%) Windows Server
6 72 (36.73%) ITIL
7 71 (36.22%) Finance
7 71 (36.22%) Office 365
8 64 (32.65%) VMware
9 60 (30.61%) MCSA
10 54 (27.55%) MS Exchange
11 52 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 49 (25.00%) Firewall
13 42 (21.43%) Citrix
13 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (20.92%) Windows 10
15 38 (19.39%) SQL Server
16 37 (18.88%) SQL
17 36 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
17 36 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (17.86%) Cisco
19 33 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
20 32 (16.33%) SharePoint
21 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
21 31 (15.82%) PowerShell
22 30 (15.31%) Banking
22 30 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 29 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
23 29 (14.80%) DNS

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 54 (27.55%) MS Exchange
2 32 (16.33%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (5.61%) IIS
6 8 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.53%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (36.22%) Office 365
2 52 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.08%) IaaS
6 7 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.55%) G Suite
8 5 (2.55%) SaaS
9 4 (2.04%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.04%) PaaS
10 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (25.00%) Firewall
2 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
3 29 (14.80%) DNS
4 28 (14.29%) LAN
5 26 (13.27%) WAN
6 24 (12.24%) SAN
7 20 (10.20%) DHCP
7 20 (10.20%) Internet
7 20 (10.20%) VPN
8 14 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (6.63%) VLAN
10 12 (6.12%) BGP
11 11 (5.61%) VoIP
12 10 (5.10%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (4.59%) SSL
14 8 (4.08%) NX-OS
14 8 (4.08%) OSPF
14 8 (4.08%) Structured Cabling
15 7 (3.57%) Intranet
16 6 (3.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.59%) Power BI
4 8 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.57%) MySQL
5 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.02%) Big Data
9 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.06%) MSTest
2 6 (3.06%) NUnit
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) MSI
3 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.51%) GitLab
4 1 (0.51%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (36.22%) Finance
2 30 (15.31%) Banking
3 12 (6.12%) Law
4 10 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.59%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.06%) Legal
6 6 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.55%) Marketing
7 5 (2.55%) Retail
8 3 (1.53%) Advertising
8 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (18.37%) Support Engineer
2 28 (14.29%) Analyst
3 23 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (9.69%) IT Support
5 15 (7.65%) IT Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
7 12 (6.12%) Network Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) Developer
9 10 (5.10%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.10%) Administrator
9 10 (5.10%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Consultant
10 9 (4.59%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.08%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) .NET
2 9 (4.59%) ASP.NET
2 9 (4.59%) HTML
2 9 (4.59%) Web Services
3 8 (4.08%) 802.1X
3 8 (4.08%) jQuery
4 7 (3.57%) JSON
4 7 (3.57%) Middleware
4 7 (3.57%) XML
5 6 (3.06%) WCF
6 4 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.53%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.53%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.53%) HTML5
7 3 (1.53%) REST
7 3 (1.53%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.02%) CSS
9 1 (0.51%) LAMP
9 1 (0.51%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.59%) Fintech
3 9 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.08%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.57%) Clustering
6 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.06%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.55%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.55%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.55%) User Experience
8 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.04%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.53%) BYOD
9 3 (1.53%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 141 (71.94%) Windows
2 82 (41.84%) Windows Server
3 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.92%) Windows 10
5 36 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (13.27%) Windows 7
7 21 (10.71%) Linux
8 10 (5.10%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.57%) Unix
10 2 (1.02%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.02%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.73%) ITIL
2 30 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (12.24%) ITIL V3
5 22 (11.22%) CRM
6 21 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (9.69%) Scrum
8 16 (8.16%) Service Management
9 15 (7.65%) Server Management
10 14 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (7.14%) DevOps
10 14 (7.14%) Information Security
10 14 (7.14%) Project Management
11 12 (6.12%) Migration
12 11 (5.61%) Data Management
12 11 (5.61%) Load Balancing
12 11 (5.61%) Network Design
12 11 (5.61%) Presales
13 10 (5.10%) Patch Management
14 9 (4.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.88%) SQL
2 31 (15.82%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.65%) Python
4 14 (7.14%) C#
5 8 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.55%) Java
7 4 (2.04%) C++
7 4 (2.04%) Perl
7 4 (2.04%) PHP
7 4 (2.04%) VBScript
8 3 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.02%) C
10 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (63.78%) MCSE
2 60 (30.61%) MCSA
3 36 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (13.78%) MCP
5 25 (12.76%) CCNA
6 24 (12.24%) Degree
7 16 (8.16%) CCNP
8 14 (7.14%) CISSP
8 14 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (6.63%) MCDST
10 9 (4.59%) CCSA
11 8 (4.08%) CCIE
11 8 (4.08%) CCSE
11 8 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (3.57%) MCITP
13 6 (3.06%) AWS Certification
13 6 (3.06%) CCA
13 6 (3.06%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.14%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) GDPR
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (54.08%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.14%) XenApp
5 7 (3.57%) vSphere
5 7 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.04%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.53%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (11.22%) SCCM
2 13 (6.63%) WSUS
3 8 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.06%) Puppet
5 5 (2.55%) Ansible
5 5 (2.55%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.04%) Grafana
6 4 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.04%) Nagios
6 4 (2.04%) Salt
6 4 (2.04%) SCOM
6 4 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.02%) Nessus
7 2 (1.02%) Terraform
8 1 (0.51%) Graylog
8 1 (0.51%) RANCID
8 1 (0.51%) vRealize
8 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 161 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 64 (32.65%) VMware
3 42 (21.43%) Citrix
4 35 (17.86%) Cisco
5 15 (7.65%) HP
6 12 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 9 (4.59%) Kaspersky
7 9 (4.59%) Palo Alto
8 8 (4.08%) Apple
8 8 (4.08%) F5
9 7 (3.57%) Dell
9 7 (3.57%) NetApp
9 7 (3.57%) Oracle
9 7 (3.57%) Sophos
10 6 (3.06%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.06%) Veeam
11 5 (2.55%) EMC
11 5 (2.55%) Mitel
11 5 (2.55%) Okta
11 5 (2.55%) WatchGuard