Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,477 2,079 2,904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 13.35% 15.83% 19.04%
As % of the Vendors category 36.13% 39.23% 42.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,338 1,894 2,744
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,375 £81,250
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 4,088 5,300 6,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 36.94% 40.35% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,408 4,686 5,778
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,375 £88,750 £85,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year - +6.19% +2.73%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 -3 1,199 £55,000 - 210
West End of London -20 27 £32,500 -35.00% 2
City of Westminster -6 16 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Southwark -5 13 £40,082 -23.65%
Camden -12 8 £57,500 +19.79% 1
Kensington and Chelsea -2 3 £35,250 -8.44%
Lambeth -8 3 £31,000 -17.33%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 569 (38.52%) Windows
2 563 (38.12%) Azure
3 444 (30.06%) Active Directory
4 436 (29.52%) Finance
5 430 (29.11%) Office 365
6 337 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
7 336 (22.75%) SQL Server
8 324 (21.94%) SQL
9 317 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
10 295 (19.97%) C#
11 288 (19.50%) .NET
12 281 (19.03%) Windows Server
13 235 (15.91%) VMware
14 207 (14.01%) Windows 10
15 202 (13.68%) ITIL
16 193 (13.07%) PowerShell
17 191 (12.93%) Microsoft Excel
18 190 (12.86%) DevOps
19 183 (12.39%) JavaScript
20 176 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
21 175 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
22 160 (10.83%) Power Platform
23 156 (10.56%) SharePoint
24 151 (10.22%) AWS
24 151 (10.22%) Power BI
25 141 (9.55%) Degree
26 140 (9.48%) Cisco
27 138 (9.34%) MS Exchange
28 137 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
29 132 (8.94%) ASP.NET

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
1 156 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 138 (9.34%) MS Exchange
3 75 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 43 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (2.51%) EPiServer
5 37 (2.51%) IIS
6 20 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.29%) Confluence
8 10 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.61%) CMS
10 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.41%) Smallworld
10 6 (0.41%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.34%) Drupal
11 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.27%) Apache
12 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 317 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
2 191 (12.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.29%) AutoCAD
6 10 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.47%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.27%) InVision
9 4 (0.27%) Sketch
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.20%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.20%) Gliffy
10 3 (0.20%) InDesign
10 3 (0.20%) Snagit
11 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.14%) Eikon
6 2 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.14%) iTrent
6 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) Shopify
6 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.068%) FastStats
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 563 (38.12%) Azure
2 430 (29.11%) Office 365
3 160 (10.83%) Power Platform
4 151 (10.22%) AWS
5 87 (5.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 49 (3.32%) IaaS
6 49 (3.32%) PaaS
7 37 (2.51%) GCP
8 34 (2.30%) SaaS
9 31 (2.10%) Mimecast
10 28 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
11 23 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 15 (1.02%) PowerApps
12 15 (1.02%) WhatsApp
13 14 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.95%) OneDrive
13 14 (0.95%) Serverless
14 13 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.88%) npm
15 12 (0.81%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 129 (8.73%) DNS
2 112 (7.58%) Firewall
3 107 (7.24%) TCP/IP
4 95 (6.43%) DHCP
5 80 (5.42%) LAN
5 80 (5.42%) Skype
6 74 (5.01%) WAN
7 67 (4.54%) Internet
8 45 (3.05%) VoIP
9 39 (2.64%) VPN
10 38 (2.57%) SAN
11 31 (2.10%) Wireless
12 27 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
13 26 (1.76%) WebEx
14 25 (1.69%) Unified Communications
15 22 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (1.35%) Intranet
17 19 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
18 13 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 151 (10.22%) Power BI
3 122 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 85 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 45 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 42 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 40 (2.71%) Data Lake
11 30 (2.03%) Big Data
11 30 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (1.62%) NoSQL
13 21 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
14 19 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (1.08%) Relational Database
16 15 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
19 8 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 89 (6.03%) Visual Studio
2 83 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.64%) JIRA
4 38 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (2.10%) Selenium
6 29 (1.96%) SpecFlow
6 29 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (1.02%) gulp
8 15 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.74%) MSTest
10 11 (0.74%) NUnit
11 9 (0.61%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.54%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.54%) Grunt
12 8 (0.54%) Jasmine
12 8 (0.54%) Moq
13 7 (0.47%) Subversion
14 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 436 (29.52%) Finance
2 90 (6.09%) Banking
3 78 (5.28%) Law
4 60 (4.06%) Marketing
5 47 (3.18%) Legal
6 25 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.42%) Public Sector
7 21 (1.42%) Retail
8 16 (1.08%) Back Office
9 14 (0.95%) Advertising
9 14 (0.95%) Games
10 12 (0.81%) Front Office
11 11 (0.74%) Housing Association
12 7 (0.47%) French Language
12 7 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.41%) Publishing
14 4 (0.27%) Billing
15 3 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 308 (20.85%) Developer
2 272 (18.42%) Analyst
3 131 (8.87%) Support Analyst
4 130 (8.80%) .NET Developer
5 125 (8.46%) Architect
6 119 (8.06%) IT Support
7 101 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 93 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 90 (6.09%) C# Developer
10 80 (5.42%) IT Analyst
11 69 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
12 64 (4.33%) IT Support Analyst
13 58 (3.93%) Desktop Support
14 57 (3.86%) Service Analyst
15 54 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
15 54 (3.66%) Administrator
15 54 (3.66%) Consultant
16 48 (3.25%) IT Engineer
17 47 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
18 46 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (19.50%) .NET
2 132 (8.94%) ASP.NET
3 100 (6.77%) .NET Framework
4 86 (5.82%) AngularJS
5 84 (5.69%) CSS
5 84 (5.69%) Web Services
6 82 (5.55%) HTML
7 75 (5.08%) .NET Core
8 71 (4.81%) React
9 66 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 63 (4.27%) REST
11 42 (2.84%) XML
12 38 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (2.57%) SOAP
13 36 (2.44%) jQuery
13 36 (2.44%) JSON
14 32 (2.17%) XSLT
15 30 (2.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 30 (2.03%) Qt
16 27 (1.83%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 65 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
4 54 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.03%) Blackberry
9 28 (1.90%) iPhone
10 26 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 26 (1.76%) User Experience
11 17 (1.15%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.02%) iPad
12 15 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 12 (0.81%) Derivative
13 12 (0.81%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.81%) Replication
14 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
15 10 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 569 (38.52%) Windows
2 281 (19.03%) Windows Server
3 207 (14.01%) Windows 10
4 109 (7.38%) Windows 7
5 95 (6.43%) Linux
6 85 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (3.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 56 (3.79%) Android
9 36 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.90%) Unix
11 23 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 17 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
14 11 (0.74%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (13.68%) ITIL
3 190 (12.86%) DevOps
4 175 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
5 131 (8.87%) MVC
6 127 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
7 124 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 121 (8.19%) Migration
9 109 (7.38%) Scrum
10 108 (7.31%) Project Management
11 105 (7.11%) Analytics
12 79 (5.35%) CRM
12 79 (5.35%) Fintech
13 75 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 74 (5.01%) Presales
15 73 (4.94%) Test Automation
16 72 (4.87%) Open Source
17 67 (4.54%) TDD
18 62 (4.20%) Line Management
18 62 (4.20%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 324 (21.94%) SQL
2 295 (19.97%) C#
3 193 (13.07%) PowerShell
4 183 (12.39%) JavaScript
5 98 (6.64%) Python
6 92 (6.23%) T-SQL
7 53 (3.59%) Java
8 43 (2.91%) C++
9 35 (2.37%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.03%) XPath
11 29 (1.96%) VBA
12 26 (1.76%) C
13 25 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 22 (1.49%) R
15 21 (1.42%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.22%) Perl
17 12 (0.81%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.68%) VBScript
19 9 (0.61%) Ruby
20 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (9.55%) Degree
3 99 (6.70%) MCSA
4 66 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (4.13%) MCSE
6 39 (2.64%) CCNA
7 36 (2.44%) MCP
8 28 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (1.69%) CCNP
10 24 (1.62%) CISSP
11 21 (1.42%) MCITP
12 18 (1.22%) CCIE
13 17 (1.15%) Security Cleared
14 16 (1.08%) CCSA
15 13 (0.88%) CISM
15 13 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.88%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.74%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.68%) CCSE
18 9 (0.61%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.43%) SLA
2 34 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.49%) GDPR
4 19 (1.29%) QA
5 14 (0.95%) NIST
6 8 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.41%) PMO
8 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.14%) EMIR
10 2 (0.14%) MiFID
11 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.068%) WCAG
System Software
1 444 (30.06%) Active Directory
2 137 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (5.55%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.64%) XenApp
5 37 (2.51%) Docker
6 35 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (2.37%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.15%) vSphere
9 13 (0.88%) Firmware
10 9 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.54%) Xen
12 5 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.20%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 116 (7.85%) SCCM
2 50 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (3.11%) Terraform
4 44 (2.98%) Ansible
5 36 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 33 (2.23%) vCenter Server
7 24 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.56%) Puppet
9 14 (0.95%) SCOM
10 10 (0.68%) Grafana
11 9 (0.61%) WSUS
11 9 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.41%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
15 5 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 235 (15.91%) VMware
2 140 (9.48%) Cisco
3 126 (8.53%) Citrix
4 51 (3.45%) Apple
5 46 (3.11%) Google
5 46 (3.11%) HP
6 37 (2.51%) Oracle
7 35 (2.37%) Palo Alto
8 34 (2.30%) Polycom
9 30 (2.03%) Tableau
10 26 (1.76%) Mitel
11 24 (1.62%) iManage
11 24 (1.62%) NetApp
11 24 (1.62%) Splunk
12 23 (1.56%) Veeam
13 22 (1.49%) F5
14 21 (1.42%) Adobe
14 21 (1.42%) Dell
14 21 (1.42%) Symantec
15 19 (1.29%) Bloomberg