Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 716 1,775 2,126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 14.97% 14.09% 15.11%
As % of the Vendors category 42.44% 37.62% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 666 1,642 1,965
Median annual salary £62,500 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.82% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,263 £28,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £81,250
London median annual salary £62,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.73% - +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 1,687 4,718 5,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 35.26% 37.45% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 4,065 4,847
Median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,538 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,250
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020. 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 -1 630 £65,000 +18.18% 157
West End of London +18 35 £55,000 +2.80% 1
City of Westminster +17 29 £52,500 +2.44%
Camden -2 2 £40,000 -25.23% 1
Lambeth +9 1 £36,000 +16.13%
Southwark +1 1 £26,500 -53.91%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 378 (52.79%) Azure
2 226 (31.56%) Finance
3 210 (29.33%) Windows
4 199 (27.79%) SQL
5 184 (25.70%) SQL Server
6 174 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
7 168 (23.46%) Office 365
8 166 (23.18%) Active Directory
9 141 (19.69%) .NET
10 135 (18.85%) Power Platform
11 120 (16.76%) Degree
12 115 (16.06%) DevOps
13 110 (15.36%) C#
14 107 (14.94%) Windows Server
15 92 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
16 87 (12.15%) Python
16 87 (12.15%) PowerShell
17 84 (11.73%) Power BI
17 84 (11.73%) CSS
17 84 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 83 (11.59%) Cisco
19 82 (11.45%) AWS
20 81 (11.31%) SharePoint
20 81 (11.31%) Banking
21 80 (11.17%) CRM
22 79 (11.03%) ITIL
22 79 (11.03%) VMware
23 78 (10.89%) JavaScript
24 76 (10.61%) Firewall
25 75 (10.47%) Microsoft Office

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 81 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 46 (6.42%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.37%) Confluence
4 16 (2.23%) IIS
5 12 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.56%) Apache
7 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.56%) SAS
8 3 (0.42%) CMS
8 3 (0.42%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.28%) Content Management Server
9 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 75 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (9.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.40%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.56%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.14%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 64 (8.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.54%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (0.42%) iTrent
3 3 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 378 (52.79%) Azure
2 168 (23.46%) Office 365
3 135 (18.85%) Power Platform
4 82 (11.45%) AWS
5 73 (10.20%) Dynamics 365
6 48 (6.70%) PaaS
7 47 (6.56%) SaaS
8 37 (5.17%) IaaS
9 33 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (3.35%) GCP
11 23 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 16 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (2.09%) PowerApps
14 12 (1.68%) Serverless
15 9 (1.26%) OneDrive
16 8 (1.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (1.12%) Azure Functions
16 8 (1.12%) Logic Apps
17 7 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 6 (0.84%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 76 (10.61%) Firewall
2 53 (7.40%) DNS
3 50 (6.98%) WAN
4 38 (5.31%) DHCP
5 35 (4.89%) Network Security
6 31 (4.33%) VPN
7 27 (3.77%) SAN
8 26 (3.63%) Cisco IOS
9 21 (2.93%) LAN
10 20 (2.79%) BGP
10 20 (2.79%) OSPF
10 20 (2.79%) Unified Communications
11 17 (2.37%) Multicast
11 17 (2.37%) NX-OS
11 17 (2.37%) Skype
12 16 (2.23%) TCP/IP
13 13 (1.82%) MPLS
14 12 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.68%) Structured Cabling
15 10 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (25.70%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.73%) Power BI
2 84 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (5.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 39 (5.45%) Data Lake
7 38 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (2.65%) Big Data
8 19 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
9 16 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 15 (2.09%) OLAP
10 15 (2.09%) Tableau
11 14 (1.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (1.96%) OLAP Cube
12 12 (1.68%) OLTP
13 11 (1.54%) Siebel EIM
14 8 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 41 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 22 (3.07%) JIRA
5 20 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.26%) NUnit
7 8 (1.12%) Moq
7 8 (1.12%) MSTest
8 7 (0.98%) GitLab
8 7 (0.98%) Selenium
8 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.84%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.70%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.70%) Subversion
11 4 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.42%) GCC
12 3 (0.42%) JUnit
12 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 226 (31.56%) Finance
2 81 (11.31%) Banking
3 38 (5.31%) Private Banking
4 30 (4.19%) Front Office
5 29 (4.05%) Law
6 21 (2.93%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.82%) Publishing
8 11 (1.54%) Marketing
8 11 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.40%) Legal
9 10 (1.40%) Retail
10 6 (0.84%) Advertising
10 6 (0.84%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.56%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Local Government
12 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.42%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 124 (17.32%) Developer
2 116 (16.20%) Analyst
3 65 (9.08%) Architect
4 53 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (6.70%) Support Analyst
6 47 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
7 44 (6.15%) Consultant
8 43 (6.01%) Network Engineer
9 39 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 32 (4.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 31 (4.33%) .NET Developer
11 31 (4.33%) Lead Developer
12 30 (4.19%) Data Analyst
13 28 (3.91%) IT Engineer
14 27 (3.77%) Desktop Support
15 26 (3.63%) Azure Developer
15 26 (3.63%) Senior Network Engineer
16 24 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
16 24 (3.35%) Senior Developer
16 24 (3.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (19.69%) .NET
2 84 (11.73%) CSS
3 73 (10.20%) HTML
4 66 (9.22%) XML
5 53 (7.40%) ASP.NET
6 46 (6.42%) Web Services
7 37 (5.17%) REST
7 37 (5.17%) WCF
8 34 (4.75%) XSD
9 33 (4.61%) .NET Core
10 25 (3.49%) jQuery
10 25 (3.49%) SOAP
11 22 (3.07%) React
12 21 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (2.79%) Ajax
14 18 (2.51%) AngularJS
14 18 (2.51%) JSON
15 17 (2.37%) HTML5
16 16 (2.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.28%) Data Centre
4 40 (5.59%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.07%) Private Cloud
6 18 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.96%) User Experience
9 13 (1.82%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.68%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.40%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.98%) CMDB
14 7 (0.98%) Replication
15 6 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.70%) Smartphone
17 4 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 210 (29.33%) Windows
2 107 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 69 (9.64%) Windows 10
4 44 (6.15%) Linux
5 43 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (2.93%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (2.23%) Unix
10 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.98%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.70%) Android
13 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.56%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) VMS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (16.06%) DevOps
3 92 (12.85%) Business Intelligence
4 80 (11.17%) CRM
5 79 (11.03%) ITIL
6 73 (10.20%) Scrum
7 71 (9.92%) Migration
8 69 (9.64%) Analytics
9 66 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 56 (7.82%) Microservices
10 56 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (7.12%) Data Modelling
12 50 (6.98%) Web Development
13 43 (6.01%) OO
14 42 (5.87%) Test Automation
15 41 (5.73%) Computer Science
16 40 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
17 38 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (5.17%) Change Management
18 37 (5.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 199 (27.79%) SQL
2 110 (15.36%) C#
3 87 (12.15%) PowerShell
3 87 (12.15%) Python
4 78 (10.89%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.63%) T-SQL
6 20 (2.79%) Java
7 18 (2.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 16 (2.23%) VBA
9 14 (1.96%) R
10 12 (1.68%) VB
11 11 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.70%) VBScript
14 4 (0.56%) C
14 4 (0.56%) C++
15 3 (0.42%) PHP
15 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (16.76%) Degree
2 62 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.65%) CCNA
4 19 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.23%) CCNP
5 16 (2.23%) MCP
6 15 (2.09%) MCSA
6 15 (2.09%) MCSE
7 13 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.82%) Security Cleared
8 11 (1.54%) CISSP
9 8 (1.12%) CISM
10 7 (0.98%) CISA
10 7 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.56%) BICSI RCDD
12 4 (0.56%) ISEB
12 4 (0.56%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.33%) SLA
2 21 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.68%) GDPR
3 12 (1.68%) QA
4 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.56%) NIST
5 4 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 166 (23.18%) Active Directory
2 59 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.09%) Docker
4 15 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.84%) XenApp
7 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.56%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.14%) Firmware
10 1 (0.14%) IAG
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (6.56%) Terraform
2 42 (5.87%) SCCM
3 32 (4.47%) Puppet
4 30 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 29 (4.05%) Ansible
6 21 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (1.96%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.68%) WSUS
10 10 (1.40%) Control-M
11 9 (1.26%) Grafana
11 9 (1.26%) Packer
12 8 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.56%) Istio
14 4 (0.56%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.56%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (11.59%) Cisco
2 79 (11.03%) VMware
3 42 (5.87%) Citrix
4 40 (5.59%) HP
5 33 (4.61%) CheckPoint
6 28 (3.91%) Databricks
6 28 (3.91%) Oracle
7 19 (2.65%) Palo Alto
8 17 (2.37%) Infoblox
9 16 (2.23%) IBM
10 15 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.82%) F5
11 13 (1.82%) Meraki
12 11 (1.54%) Google
12 11 (1.54%) Siebel
12 11 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.40%) Dell
13 10 (1.40%) SAP
14 9 (1.26%) Adobe
14 9 (1.26%) Sun