Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 923 679 1,901
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 13.60% 15.46% 14.78%
As % of the Vendors category 40.52% 44.50% 38.79%
Number of salaries quoted 814 571 1,718
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,000 £46,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Central London.

All Vendors
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,278 1,526 4,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.56% 34.74% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,973 1,260 4,359
10th Percentile £37,100 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,000 £47,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £66,823 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.73% +11.37% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £90,000
London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Central London.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Central London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
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 within the Central London region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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 -4 747 £60,500 -3.20% 357
West End of London 0 46 £42,500 -23.94% 2
City of Westminster +7 42 £37,500 -33.93% 2
Camden +2 6 £30,000 -14.29% 2
Southwark +3 3 £31,500 +18.87%
Lambeth - 1 £28,000 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 448 (48.54%) Azure
2 298 (32.29%) Finance
3 277 (30.01%) Windows
4 246 (26.65%) Microsoft 365
5 245 (26.54%) SQL
6 232 (25.14%) Social Skills
7 220 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
8 215 (23.29%) Active Directory
9 170 (18.42%) C#
10 167 (18.09%) SQL Server
10 167 (18.09%) Microsoft Office
11 166 (17.98%) DevOps
12 165 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
13 163 (17.66%) .NET
14 148 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
15 147 (15.93%) Power Platform
16 135 (14.63%) Windows Server
17 122 (13.22%) Analytics
18 121 (13.11%) Power BI
19 119 (12.89%) SharePoint
20 118 (12.78%) PowerShell
21 112 (12.13%) ITIL
22 106 (11.48%) Degree
23 101 (10.94%) VMware
24 100 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
25 94 (10.18%) Python
26 93 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
27 91 (9.86%) Project Management
28 90 (9.75%) JavaScript
29 86 (9.32%) Migration

Microsoft
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
1 119 (12.89%) SharePoint
2 54 (5.85%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.28%) Confluence
5 20 (2.17%) IIS
6 19 (2.06%) CMS
7 15 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.43%) SAS
12 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.33%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 167 (18.09%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.98%) Acrobat
5 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 33 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.43%) Relativity
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.33%) FastStats
4 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.33%) Unica
5 2 (0.22%) Findur
5 2 (0.22%) HFM
5 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.22%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 448 (48.54%) Azure
2 246 (26.65%) Microsoft 365
3 147 (15.93%) Power Platform
4 85 (9.21%) AWS
5 71 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 65 (7.04%) IaaS
7 55 (5.96%) SaaS
8 52 (5.63%) PaaS
9 45 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
10 42 (4.55%) PowerApps
11 39 (4.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 37 (4.01%) GCP
12 37 (4.01%) Serverless
13 35 (3.79%) Power Automate
14 26 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (2.38%) OneDrive
16 21 (2.28%) Azure Logic Apps
17 18 (1.95%) Azure Functions
18 15 (1.63%) Mimecast
19 12 (1.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.15%) DNS
2 55 (5.96%) DHCP
3 53 (5.74%) Firewall
4 49 (5.31%) WAN
5 37 (4.01%) TCP/IP
6 32 (3.47%) LAN
7 28 (3.03%) VPN
8 26 (2.82%) Wireless
9 20 (2.17%) Network Security
9 20 (2.17%) Unified Communications
10 18 (1.95%) Internet
10 18 (1.95%) Intranet
11 17 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (1.84%) SAN
12 13 (1.41%) VLAN
13 12 (1.30%) MPLS
13 12 (1.30%) Skype
13 12 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.08%) VoIP
15 8 (0.87%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 121 (13.11%) Power BI
3 80 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 37 (4.01%) Data Lake
8 33 (3.58%) Tableau
9 28 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
10 27 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (2.60%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.84%) Big Data
13 14 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2017
15 10 (1.08%) Delta Lake
16 9 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.98%) NoSQL
17 8 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
17 8 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (5.20%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.55%) JIRA
3 38 (4.12%) Visual Studio
4 34 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.41%) Selenium
5 13 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.30%) GitLab
6 12 (1.30%) Maven
6 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.08%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.98%) SpecFlow
8 9 (0.98%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.76%) Cypress.io
9 7 (0.76%) JMeter
9 7 (0.76%) Postman
9 7 (0.76%) ReSharper
9 7 (0.76%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.76%) WinDbg
General
1 298 (32.29%) Finance
2 232 (25.14%) Social Skills
3 100 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (8.88%) Law
5 73 (7.91%) Legal
6 70 (7.58%) Banking
7 33 (3.58%) Organisational Skills
8 31 (3.36%) Marketing
9 30 (3.25%) Telecoms
10 29 (3.14%) Front Office
11 23 (2.49%) Public Sector
12 22 (2.38%) Advertising
13 20 (2.17%) Retail
14 19 (2.06%) Financial Institution
15 15 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
16 14 (1.52%) Games
17 13 (1.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 13 (1.41%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.98%) Back Office
18 9 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (20.48%) Analyst
2 157 (17.01%) Developer
3 86 (9.32%) Architect
4 55 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 51 (5.53%) Azure Engineer
6 50 (5.42%) .NET Developer
7 41 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 40 (4.33%) IT Support
9 38 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 37 (4.01%) IT Analyst
11 35 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 35 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 34 (3.68%) C# Developer
13 33 (3.58%) Data Engineer
14 32 (3.47%) Consultant
15 30 (3.25%) Project Manager
16 29 (3.14%) Team Leader
17 28 (3.03%) Desktop Support
18 27 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
19 24 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (17.66%) .NET
2 62 (6.72%) Web Services
3 49 (5.31%) ASP.NET
4 47 (5.09%) .NET Framework
5 46 (4.98%) AngularJS
6 45 (4.88%) HTML
7 35 (3.79%) React
8 31 (3.36%) .NET Core
8 31 (3.36%) CSS
9 29 (3.14%) JSON
10 26 (2.82%) Entity Framework
11 24 (2.60%) XML
12 22 (2.38%) jQuery
12 22 (2.38%) RESTful
13 21 (2.28%) REST
14 18 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (1.95%) SOAP
15 17 (1.84%) WCF
16 12 (1.30%) MDX
16 12 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.93%) Management Information System
2 32 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.93%) Public Cloud
5 24 (2.60%) User Experience
5 24 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.17%) Blackberry
7 19 (2.06%) iPhone
8 17 (1.84%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.63%) Equities
10 15 (1.63%) iPad
11 14 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.19%) Derivative
13 10 (1.08%) Handset
14 9 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
14 9 (0.98%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.98%) Replication
14 9 (0.98%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.65%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 277 (30.01%) Windows
2 135 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 84 (9.10%) Windows 10
4 49 (5.31%) Linux
5 37 (4.01%) Android
6 29 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.28%) Mac OS X
7 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.95%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.41%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (1.30%) Unix
11 10 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
11 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.76%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.43%) VMS
15 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (17.98%) DevOps
3 165 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
4 148 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
5 122 (13.22%) Analytics
6 112 (12.13%) ITIL
7 91 (9.86%) Project Management
8 86 (9.32%) Migration
9 70 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 64 (6.93%) Data Management
10 64 (6.93%) Scrum
11 62 (6.72%) CRM
11 62 (6.72%) Service Delivery
11 62 (6.72%) Software Engineering
12 57 (6.18%) Full Stack Development
13 56 (6.07%) Information Security
14 55 (5.96%) Data Modelling
14 55 (5.96%) ETL
15 54 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 245 (26.54%) SQL
2 170 (18.42%) C#
3 118 (12.78%) PowerShell
4 94 (10.18%) Python
5 90 (9.75%) JavaScript
6 59 (6.39%) T-SQL
7 34 (3.68%) Java
8 26 (2.82%) VBA
9 20 (2.17%) C++
10 19 (2.06%) R
11 15 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 15 (1.63%) VB
12 14 (1.52%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.30%) C
14 10 (1.08%) VBScript
15 6 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.65%) PHP
15 6 (0.65%) Scala
15 6 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.54%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 106 (11.48%) Degree
2 41 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.49%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.95%) MCSA
7 16 (1.73%) MCSE
8 14 (1.52%) CISSP
9 10 (1.08%) CCNA
10 9 (0.98%) CISM
11 8 (0.87%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
13 6 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.65%) MCDBA
13 6 (0.65%) MCP
13 6 (0.65%) MCSD
14 5 (0.54%) ACCA
14 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.74%) QA
2 40 (4.33%) SLA
3 37 (4.01%) GDPR
4 28 (3.03%) Data Quality
5 19 (2.06%) PMO
6 11 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.76%) COBIT
7 7 (0.76%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.54%) NIST
9 3 (0.33%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.33%) GRC
9 3 (0.33%) MiFID
10 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.22%) NCSC
11 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 215 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 70 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.47%) Docker
5 27 (2.93%) XenApp
6 23 (2.49%) vSphere
7 16 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.98%) VMware Server
11 8 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.43%) Firmware
14 4 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.22%) KVM
15 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 51 (5.53%) Terraform
2 49 (5.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (4.88%) SCCM
4 33 (3.58%) Kubernetes
5 27 (2.93%) Ansible
6 18 (1.95%) FortiGate
6 18 (1.95%) Puppet
7 17 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.73%) SCOM
9 13 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.76%) Perfmon
11 6 (0.65%) MOM
11 6 (0.65%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.54%) Grafana
12 5 (0.54%) Istio
12 5 (0.54%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 101 (10.94%) VMware
2 85 (9.21%) Cisco
3 70 (7.58%) Citrix
4 50 (5.42%) Google
5 43 (4.66%) iManage
6 37 (4.01%) Apple
7 30 (3.25%) ServiceNow
8 29 (3.14%) Databricks
9 26 (2.82%) Oracle
10 23 (2.49%) Intapp
11 22 (2.38%) Aderant
11 22 (2.38%) HP
12 21 (2.28%) IBM
12 21 (2.28%) SAP
12 21 (2.28%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.17%) Fortinet
14 18 (1.95%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.95%) Bloomberg
15 17 (1.84%) Dell
16 16 (1.73%) NetApp