Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,600 2,031 2,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.80% 15.58% 18.86%
As % of the Vendors category 36.39% 38.62% 42.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 1,821 2,493
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,900 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £78,750
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.50%

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 4,397 5,259 6,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 37.93% 40.34% 44.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,711 4,656 5,618
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -2 1,282 £55,000 - 352
West End of London -15 27 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Southwark +3 22 £57,500 -
City of Westminster -6 21 £45,500 +1.11% 1
Camden -8 13 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Lambeth -7 5 £31,000 -22.50%
Kensington and Chelsea -5 2 £40,500 +5.19%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 612 (38.25%) Windows
2 586 (36.63%) Azure
3 496 (31.00%) Finance
4 482 (30.13%) Active Directory
5 448 (28.00%) Office 365
6 424 (26.50%) SQL Server
7 378 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
8 375 (23.44%) SQL
9 353 (22.06%) C#
10 323 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
11 310 (19.38%) .NET
12 291 (18.19%) Windows Server
13 242 (15.13%) VMware
14 239 (14.94%) ITIL
15 227 (14.19%) DevOps
16 219 (13.69%) JavaScript
17 217 (13.56%) Windows 10
18 210 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
19 205 (12.81%) PowerShell
20 199 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
21 192 (12.00%) Power Platform
22 178 (11.13%) Power BI
23 169 (10.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 168 (10.50%) SharePoint
25 162 (10.13%) ASP.NET
26 161 (10.06%) MS Exchange
27 155 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
28 153 (9.56%) DNS
29 151 (9.44%) AWS
30 149 (9.31%) Cisco

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
1 168 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 161 (10.06%) MS Exchange
3 77 (4.81%) Skype for Business
4 49 (3.06%) EPiServer
5 43 (2.69%) IIS
6 40 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 34 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.38%) CMS
9 14 (0.88%) Confluence
9 14 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.63%) Smallworld
11 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.38%) Apache
13 6 (0.38%) SAS
13 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 323 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
2 210 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.94%) AutoCAD
6 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.63%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.31%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.31%) Snagit
11 4 (0.25%) InVision
11 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.25%) Sketch
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.19%) Gliffy
12 3 (0.19%) InDesign
13 1 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.25%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.13%) FastStats
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.063%) Eikon
8 1 (0.063%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.063%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.063%) Shopify
8 1 (0.063%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.063%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 586 (36.63%) Azure
2 448 (28.00%) Office 365
3 192 (12.00%) Power Platform
4 151 (9.44%) AWS
5 77 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (3.00%) IaaS
7 47 (2.94%) PaaS
8 39 (2.44%) SaaS
9 34 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
10 31 (1.94%) GCP
11 30 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 25 (1.56%) Mimecast
13 24 (1.50%) PowerApps
14 18 (1.13%) OneDrive
15 14 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Flow
15 14 (0.88%) Serverless
16 13 (0.81%) npm
16 13 (0.81%) WhatsApp
17 10 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 153 (9.56%) DNS
2 129 (8.06%) Firewall
3 116 (7.25%) DHCP
4 104 (6.50%) LAN
5 99 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 93 (5.81%) WAN
7 86 (5.38%) Internet
8 85 (5.31%) Skype
9 54 (3.38%) VPN
10 53 (3.31%) SAN
11 50 (3.13%) Wireless
12 47 (2.94%) VoIP
13 30 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
14 24 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (1.38%) Unified Communications
16 21 (1.31%) Intranet
17 19 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (1.19%) WebEx
18 18 (1.13%) NAS
19 17 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 178 (11.13%) Power BI
3 169 (10.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 127 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
5 124 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 122 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 58 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 51 (3.19%) Azure SQL Database
10 48 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 41 (2.56%) Data Lake
12 32 (2.00%) Relational Database
13 29 (1.81%) Big Data
13 29 (1.81%) NoSQL
13 29 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
15 18 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (0.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 90 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 74 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 28 (1.75%) JIRA
6 27 (1.69%) Selenium
7 21 (1.31%) SpecFlow
8 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.88%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.75%) gulp
11 10 (0.63%) NUnit
11 10 (0.63%) Subversion
12 9 (0.56%) MSTest
12 9 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.50%) WinDbg
14 7 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (0.38%) Grunt
15 6 (0.38%) InstallShield
15 6 (0.38%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 496 (31.00%) Finance
2 111 (6.94%) Banking
3 82 (5.13%) Law
4 67 (4.19%) Marketing
5 49 (3.06%) Legal
6 31 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.31%) Retail
8 20 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.19%) Advertising
10 18 (1.13%) Public Sector
11 17 (1.06%) Front Office
12 15 (0.94%) Back Office
13 14 (0.88%) Games
14 12 (0.75%) French Language
15 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.44%) Housing Association
17 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
18 5 (0.31%) German Language
18 5 (0.31%) Publishing
18 5 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 369 (23.06%) Developer
2 281 (17.56%) Analyst
3 138 (8.63%) IT Support
4 133 (8.31%) Support Analyst
5 122 (7.63%) .NET Developer
6 115 (7.19%) Architect
6 115 (7.19%) Support Engineer
7 106 (6.63%) C# Developer
8 97 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 91 (5.69%) IT Analyst
10 77 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
11 71 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
12 63 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 63 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 63 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 60 (3.75%) Service Analyst
14 59 (3.69%) IT Engineer
15 57 (3.56%) Desktop Support
16 54 (3.38%) SQL Developer
17 52 (3.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (19.38%) .NET
2 162 (10.13%) ASP.NET
3 122 (7.63%) HTML
4 115 (7.19%) CSS
5 97 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 87 (5.44%) AngularJS
7 81 (5.06%) Web Services
8 75 (4.69%) React
9 65 (4.06%) .NET Core
9 65 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 65 (4.06%) REST
10 56 (3.50%) XML
11 53 (3.31%) HTML5
12 50 (3.13%) jQuery
13 47 (2.94%) JSON
14 46 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 44 (2.75%) SOAP
16 41 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
17 37 (2.31%) CSS3
17 37 (2.31%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
5 51 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 34 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 28 (1.75%) iPhone
9 20 (1.25%) N-Tier
9 20 (1.25%) User Experience
10 19 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.13%) Replication
12 17 (1.06%) iPad
13 15 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.81%) Clustering
14 13 (0.81%) Derivative
14 13 (0.81%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.75%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 612 (38.25%) Windows
2 291 (18.19%) Windows Server
3 217 (13.56%) Windows 10
4 123 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 101 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (5.38%) Linux
7 69 (4.31%) Android
8 66 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.63%) Unix
11 24 (1.50%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.13%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.88%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.56%) Solaris
15 7 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.19%) CentOS
16 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.063%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (14.94%) ITIL
3 227 (14.19%) DevOps
4 199 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
5 149 (9.31%) MVC
6 140 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 126 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 112 (7.00%) Scrum
9 101 (6.31%) Migration
10 100 (6.25%) Analytics
11 98 (6.13%) CRM
12 90 (5.63%) Project Management
13 85 (5.31%) Fintech
14 78 (4.88%) Web Development
15 77 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (4.56%) Open Source
17 72 (4.50%) Microservices
18 70 (4.38%) TDD
19 68 (4.25%) Visualisation
20 66 (4.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 375 (23.44%) SQL
2 353 (22.06%) C#
3 219 (13.69%) JavaScript
4 205 (12.81%) PowerShell
5 98 (6.13%) T-SQL
6 96 (6.00%) Python
7 74 (4.63%) Java
8 47 (2.94%) C++
9 43 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 33 (2.06%) XPath
11 32 (2.00%) VBA
12 29 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 26 (1.63%) C
13 26 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 21 (1.31%) Perl
14 21 (1.31%) R
15 18 (1.13%) Ruby
15 18 (1.13%) VB.NET
16 16 (1.00%) VBScript
17 11 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 155 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (7.75%) Degree
3 86 (5.38%) MCSA
4 56 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (3.50%) MCSE
5 34 (2.13%) CCNA
6 32 (2.00%) MCP
7 30 (1.88%) CCNP
8 19 (1.19%) MCITP
9 18 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.94%) CISSP
11 12 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.69%) CCIE
13 10 (0.63%) ISEB
13 10 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.63%) Security Cleared
14 9 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (0.56%) CCSP
15 8 (0.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (8.31%) SLA
2 43 (2.69%) QA
3 24 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.31%) GDPR
5 13 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.63%) NIST
7 7 (0.44%) PMO
8 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.13%) EMIR
10 2 (0.13%) MiFID
10 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 482 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 139 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.69%) XenApp
5 40 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 29 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (1.75%) Docker
8 21 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.00%) vSphere
10 13 (0.81%) Firmware
11 10 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.50%) Xen
13 7 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.25%) NFS
14 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 132 (8.25%) SCCM
2 58 (3.63%) Terraform
3 45 (2.81%) Ansible
4 38 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 28 (1.75%) Puppet
7 23 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 16 (1.00%) SCOM
9 14 (0.88%) Grafana
9 14 (0.88%) WSUS
9 14 (0.88%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.75%) Control-M
10 12 (0.75%) Perfmon
11 9 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.44%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 242 (15.13%) VMware
2 149 (9.31%) Cisco
3 134 (8.38%) Citrix
4 54 (3.38%) HP
5 47 (2.94%) Oracle
6 46 (2.88%) Apple
7 45 (2.81%) Google
8 43 (2.69%) Tableau
9 34 (2.13%) Palo Alto
10 32 (2.00%) Polycom
10 32 (2.00%) Splunk
11 27 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 27 (1.69%) Veeam
12 25 (1.56%) Symantec
13 23 (1.44%) Adobe
13 23 (1.44%) NetApp
14 22 (1.38%) Mitel
14 22 (1.38%) Sophos
15 20 (1.25%) iManage
15 20 (1.25%) Salesforce.com