Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,908 2,027 2,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 19.11% 16.08% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 43.07% 37.48% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,585 1,874 2,165
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +8.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £77,500
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 6,752 5,408 7,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 44.38% 42.89% 42.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,759 4,847 6,422
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,420
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.96% +1.75%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Central London.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Central London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Central London over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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 +2 2,074 £55,000 +4.76% 272
Southwark +14 287 £55,000 +48.65%
West End of London +3 78 £48,750 -2.50% 51
City of Westminster +7 40 £55,000 +33.28%
Camden +5 35 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Kensington and Chelsea +1 6 £34,250 -2.14%
Lambeth 0 1 £40,000 +53.85%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,037 (35.66%) SQL
2 969 (33.32%) Finance
3 936 (32.19%) SQL Server
4 811 (27.89%) Windows
5 798 (27.44%) .NET
6 758 (26.07%) C#
7 705 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
8 644 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 581 (19.98%) Active Directory
10 485 (16.68%) Business Intelligence
11 448 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
12 426 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 422 (14.51%) ASP.NET
14 386 (13.27%) JavaScript
15 379 (13.03%) Office 365
16 378 (13.00%) ITIL
17 376 (12.93%) VMware
18 375 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 360 (12.38%) Degree
20 349 (12.00%) Advertising
21 339 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
22 320 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
23 308 (10.59%) Windows Server
24 307 (10.56%) MVC
25 302 (10.39%) T-SQL
26 301 (10.35%) CRM
27 296 (10.18%) Data Warehouse
28 294 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
29 276 (9.49%) CSS
30 271 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 243 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 236 (8.12%) MS Exchange
3 98 (3.37%) IIS
4 79 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 69 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 67 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 63 (2.17%) CMS
8 56 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 36 (1.24%) Confluence
10 27 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (0.89%) EPiServer
11 26 (0.89%) Umbraco
12 24 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
13 22 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 21 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
15 20 (0.69%) SAS
15 20 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.55%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.55%) Kentico
Applications
1 448 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 294 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.55%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.48%) SPSS
9 12 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
9 12 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.38%) Camtasia
11 9 (0.31%) Stata
12 7 (0.24%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.069%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.069%) EngageOne
14 2 (0.069%) Maya
14 2 (0.069%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 227 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 119 (4.09%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.58%) Elite 3E
5 16 (0.55%) Carpe Diem
6 14 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
10 7 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.17%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.17%) Workfront
12 4 (0.14%) BPCS
12 4 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
13 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
13 3 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
13 3 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 644 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 379 (13.03%) Office 365
3 241 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
4 136 (4.68%) Dynamics 365
5 119 (4.09%) IaaS
6 97 (3.34%) PaaS
7 84 (2.89%) SaaS
8 66 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 59 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
10 54 (1.86%) Serverless
11 28 (0.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 25 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
15 19 (0.65%) GitHub
15 19 (0.65%) OneDrive
16 17 (0.58%) Mimecast
17 14 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
18 13 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
19 11 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 179 (6.16%) Firewall
2 156 (5.36%) DNS
3 135 (4.64%) LAN
4 129 (4.44%) WAN
5 109 (3.75%) DHCP
6 100 (3.44%) VPN
7 91 (3.13%) SAN
8 88 (3.03%) TCP/IP
9 81 (2.79%) Internet
10 74 (2.54%) Skype
11 53 (1.82%) VoIP
12 41 (1.41%) Wireless
13 36 (1.24%) VLAN
14 35 (1.20%) Intranet
15 29 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (0.96%) IP Telephony
16 28 (0.96%) Network Security
16 28 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (0.93%) HTTP
18 23 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 936 (32.19%) SQL Server
2 426 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 375 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 296 (10.18%) Data Warehouse
5 256 (8.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 225 (7.74%) Power BI
7 115 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 91 (3.13%) Big Data
9 88 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 85 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 83 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
11 83 (2.85%) Data Lake
12 68 (2.34%) Relational Database
13 63 (2.17%) NoSQL
14 56 (1.93%) MySQL
15 52 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
16 45 (1.55%) MongoDB
17 37 (1.27%) OLTP
17 37 (1.27%) QlikView
18 33 (1.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 200 (6.88%) Visual Studio
2 126 (4.33%) Git (software)
3 100 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 99 (3.40%) JIRA
5 53 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 47 (1.62%) Subversion
7 46 (1.58%) Jenkins
8 44 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 39 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 32 (1.10%) NUnit
11 24 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 23 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.79%) Selenium
13 17 (0.58%) MSBuild
13 17 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
14 16 (0.55%) Moq
15 15 (0.52%) MSTest
15 15 (0.52%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.41%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.38%) CruiseControl
General
1 969 (33.32%) Finance
2 349 (12.00%) Advertising
3 159 (5.47%) Law
4 154 (5.30%) Retail
5 146 (5.02%) Banking
6 129 (4.44%) Legal
7 79 (2.72%) Marketing
8 56 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 50 (1.72%) Front Office
10 43 (1.48%) Back Office
11 36 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 35 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.89%) Games
14 24 (0.83%) Publishing
15 23 (0.79%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.48%) Billing
17 8 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 739 (25.41%) Developer
2 469 (16.13%) Analyst
3 298 (10.25%) .NET Developer
4 262 (9.01%) Architect
5 243 (8.36%) C# Developer
6 237 (8.15%) Consultant
7 186 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 144 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 143 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 136 (4.68%) Support Analyst
11 126 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 113 (3.89%) Senior Developer
13 111 (3.82%) SQL Developer
14 94 (3.23%) Desktop Support
15 78 (2.68%) Project Manager
16 77 (2.65%) SSIS Developer
17 75 (2.58%) ASP.NET Developer
17 75 (2.58%) IT Support
18 74 (2.54%) Administrator
19 73 (2.51%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 798 (27.44%) .NET
2 422 (14.51%) ASP.NET
3 276 (9.49%) CSS
4 259 (8.91%) HTML
5 228 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 208 (7.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 183 (6.29%) Web Services
8 168 (5.78%) .NET Framework
9 131 (4.50%) RESTful
10 130 (4.47%) WCF
11 122 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 118 (4.06%) jQuery
13 105 (3.61%) HTML5
14 96 (3.30%) WPF
15 93 (3.20%) XML
16 84 (2.89%) Entity Framework
17 76 (2.61%) REST
18 68 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 63 (2.17%) JSON
20 53 (1.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 320 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
3 155 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 108 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
5 105 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 97 (3.34%) Management Information System
7 86 (2.96%) User Experience
8 68 (2.34%) Blackberry
9 65 (2.24%) Fintech
10 44 (1.51%) iPhone
11 43 (1.48%) Clustering
11 43 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
13 35 (1.20%) Client/Server
14 32 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 32 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 30 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 28 (0.96%) Replication
17 26 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 23 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 811 (27.89%) Windows
2 308 (10.59%) Windows Server
3 214 (7.36%) Windows 10
4 197 (6.77%) Windows 7
5 168 (5.78%) Linux
6 140 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 115 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (2.92%) Unix
9 75 (2.58%) Android
10 39 (1.34%) Mac OS X
10 39 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 26 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 24 (0.83%) Mac OS
14 21 (0.72%) VMS
15 19 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.62%) CentOS
17 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
18 8 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (16.68%) Business Intelligence
3 378 (13.00%) ITIL
4 339 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
5 307 (10.56%) MVC
6 301 (10.35%) CRM
7 236 (8.12%) Project Management
8 235 (8.08%) Software Engineering
9 227 (7.81%) ETL
10 214 (7.36%) Web Development
11 211 (7.26%) SDLC
12 200 (6.88%) Analytics
13 189 (6.50%) Scrum
14 174 (5.98%) Migration
15 161 (5.54%) DevOps
15 161 (5.54%) TDD
16 148 (5.09%) Mentoring
17 139 (4.78%) Test Automation
18 135 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 133 (4.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,037 (35.66%) SQL
2 758 (26.07%) C#
3 386 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 302 (10.39%) T-SQL
5 249 (8.56%) PowerShell
6 119 (4.09%) Python
7 87 (2.99%) Java
8 66 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 59 (2.03%) C
10 47 (1.62%) VB
11 44 (1.51%) VBA
12 43 (1.48%) R
13 33 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 23 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 22 (0.76%) VBScript
16 19 (0.65%) C++
16 19 (0.65%) U-SQL
16 19 (0.65%) X++
17 14 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 360 (12.38%) Degree
2 271 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (3.68%) MCSE
4 72 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (2.20%) MCSA
6 54 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (1.48%) ISEB
8 42 (1.44%) MCITP
8 42 (1.44%) MCP
9 38 (1.31%) CCNA
10 36 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 34 (1.17%) PMP
12 28 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 23 (0.79%) A+ Certification
14 23 (0.79%) CCNP
15 22 (0.76%) Security Cleared
16 21 (0.72%) CISSP
16 21 (0.72%) MCDST
16 21 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (5.61%) QA
2 95 (3.27%) SLA
3 56 (1.93%) PMO
4 50 (1.72%) Data Quality
5 45 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (1.07%) GDPR
7 16 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.52%) MiFID
9 12 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.14%) OIPF
12 3 (0.10%) GCP
12 3 (0.10%) HL7
13 2 (0.069%) DICOM
13 2 (0.069%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 581 (19.98%) Active Directory
2 236 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 62 (2.13%) XenApp
5 56 (1.93%) XenDesktop
6 51 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (1.55%) vSphere
8 43 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (1.24%) Docker
10 22 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.69%) BitLocker
12 18 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.24%) XenServer
14 6 (0.21%) pfSense
14 6 (0.21%) Snort
14 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.17%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.10%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 146 (5.02%) SCCM
2 43 (1.48%) SCOM
3 41 (1.41%) Puppet
4 32 (1.10%) WSUS
5 31 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.03%) Ansible
7 26 (0.89%) SCOrch
7 26 (0.89%) vCenter Server
8 25 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 18 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
10 16 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.41%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.38%) SCVMM
15 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.34%) Perfmon
16 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.31%) Simpana
Vendors
1 376 (12.93%) VMware
2 217 (7.46%) Cisco
3 210 (7.22%) Citrix
4 140 (4.81%) Oracle
5 100 (3.44%) Tableau
6 83 (2.85%) Apple
7 81 (2.79%) HP
8 76 (2.61%) Google
9 61 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 60 (2.06%) Adobe
11 59 (2.03%) IBM
12 46 (1.58%) SAP
13 45 (1.55%) ServiceNow
14 40 (1.38%) iManage
15 36 (1.24%) Red Hat
16 35 (1.20%) CheckPoint
17 33 (1.13%) Cognos
18 32 (1.10%) Veeam
19 31 (1.07%) NetApp
19 31 (1.07%) Sitecore