Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,979 2,713 1,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.35% 18.81% 15.08%
As % of the Vendors category 38.32% 43.25% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,767 2,439 1,824
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £28,900 £31,250 £28,325
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 5,165 6,273 5,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 40.06% 43.49% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4,573 5,411 5,112
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 1,562 £55,000 +7.32% 288
City of Westminster +5 44 £45,500 -24.17% 3
West End of London -12 34 £50,000 -0.87%
Camden +1 31 £44,750 +2.29%
Kensington and Chelsea -5 11 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Southwark -14 7 £57,500 +9.52%
Lambeth +1 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 738 (37.29%) Windows
1 738 (37.29%) Finance
2 713 (36.03%) SQL
3 592 (29.91%) SQL Server
4 588 (29.71%) Active Directory
5 539 (27.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 488 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
7 476 (24.05%) C#
8 473 (23.90%) .NET
9 439 (22.18%) Microsoft Office
10 391 (19.76%) Office 365
11 352 (17.79%) Windows Server
12 299 (15.11%) VMware
13 260 (13.14%) ITIL
14 255 (12.89%) JavaScript
14 255 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
15 229 (11.57%) Degree
16 225 (11.37%) ASP.NET
17 221 (11.17%) MVC
18 214 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
19 213 (10.76%) PowerShell
20 212 (10.71%) MS Exchange
21 207 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
21 207 (10.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 206 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
23 202 (10.21%) AngularJS
24 198 (10.01%) Firewall
25 196 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
26 193 (9.75%) Banking
27 191 (9.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 212 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 181 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 82 (4.14%) IIS
4 50 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (2.37%) Skype for Business
6 34 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.36%) CMS
8 20 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (0.96%) Confluence
10 17 (0.86%) Apache
10 17 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (0.86%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.61%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.56%) nginx
14 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.35%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 439 (22.18%) Microsoft Office
2 214 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.96%) AutoCAD
5 19 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Maple
6 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.10%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.051%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.051%) Maya
9 1 (0.051%) Snagit
9 1 (0.051%) SPSS
9 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 89 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.51%) FastStats
5 6 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
5 6 (0.30%) Lawson
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.20%) ReMetrica
7 4 (0.20%) RiskWrite
7 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.15%) Relativity
8 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.10%) Magento
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.10%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 539 (27.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 391 (19.76%) Office 365
3 169 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (5.10%) SaaS
5 53 (2.68%) PaaS
6 48 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
8 34 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
9 32 (1.62%) IaaS
10 30 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.31%) Serverless
12 23 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (1.11%) Azure Functions
14 14 (0.71%) Mimecast
15 12 (0.61%) Data Lake Analytics
16 11 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
16 11 (0.56%) Slack
17 10 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
17 10 (0.51%) GitHub
18 8 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 198 (10.01%) Firewall
2 171 (8.64%) DNS
3 144 (7.28%) DHCP
4 123 (6.22%) TCP/IP
5 102 (5.15%) LAN
6 101 (5.10%) WAN
7 81 (4.09%) SAN
8 78 (3.94%) VPN
9 72 (3.64%) Internet
10 63 (3.18%) Skype
11 55 (2.78%) VLAN
12 49 (2.48%) VoIP
13 35 (1.77%) Unified Communications
14 34 (1.72%) Wireless
15 33 (1.67%) Network Security
16 27 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (1.26%) NetScaler
18 24 (1.21%) SSL
19 20 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (0.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 207 (10.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 191 (9.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 154 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
5 126 (6.37%) Power BI
6 101 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 61 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 55 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 52 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 52 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 40 (2.02%) Big Data
12 36 (1.82%) MySQL
13 34 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 33 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
15 31 (1.57%) Cosmos DB
15 31 (1.57%) Data Lake
16 27 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 27 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
17 26 (1.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 102 (5.15%) Visual Studio
2 92 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 64 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 62 (3.13%) JIRA
6 58 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 47 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 45 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 43 (2.17%) Selenium
10 37 (1.87%) NUnit
11 27 (1.36%) Subversion
12 20 (1.01%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.61%) tSQLt
14 12 (0.61%) WebDriver
15 11 (0.56%) MSTest
16 10 (0.51%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.40%) Bitbucket
18 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 5 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 738 (37.29%) Finance
2 193 (9.75%) Banking
3 88 (4.45%) Advertising
4 74 (3.74%) Law
5 68 (3.44%) Legal
6 62 (3.13%) Marketing
7 57 (2.88%) Retail
8 50 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.41%) Back Office
12 19 (0.96%) Games
13 17 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.51%) Publishing
15 8 (0.40%) Front Office
16 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.25%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.15%) German Language
17 3 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 498 (25.16%) Developer
2 369 (18.65%) Analyst
3 234 (11.82%) .NET Developer
4 195 (9.85%) C# Developer
5 164 (8.29%) Support Engineer
6 148 (7.48%) IT Support
7 145 (7.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 130 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 101 (5.10%) Support Analyst
10 94 (4.75%) Senior Developer
11 81 (4.09%) Architect
11 81 (4.09%) SQL Developer
12 79 (3.99%) Desktop Support
13 77 (3.89%) Consultant
14 74 (3.74%) IT Analyst
15 71 (3.59%) IT Engineer
15 71 (3.59%) Lead Developer
16 70 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
17 62 (3.13%) Business Analyst
18 61 (3.08%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (23.90%) .NET
2 225 (11.37%) ASP.NET
3 202 (10.21%) AngularJS
4 180 (9.10%) HTML
5 155 (7.83%) CSS
6 133 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 126 (6.37%) jQuery
8 108 (5.46%) .NET Core
9 102 (5.15%) .NET Framework
10 92 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (3.99%) XML
12 78 (3.94%) Web Services
13 71 (3.59%) Entity Framework
14 58 (2.93%) RESTful
14 58 (2.93%) WCF
15 56 (2.83%) HTML5
16 54 (2.73%) JSON
17 37 (1.87%) SOAP
18 36 (1.82%) React
19 34 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 206 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 90 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 82 (4.14%) Fintech
5 81 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
6 64 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.02%) PKI
8 39 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 38 (1.92%) Reinsurance
10 35 (1.77%) Data Structures
11 34 (1.72%) Hedge funds
11 34 (1.72%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.57%) Clustering
13 29 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
13 29 (1.47%) Replication
14 26 (1.31%) User Experience
15 24 (1.21%) Microsoft Licensing
16 16 (0.81%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.81%) Thin Client
17 15 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 738 (37.29%) Windows
2 352 (17.79%) Windows Server
3 186 (9.40%) Windows 10
4 173 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 141 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (6.62%) Windows 7
7 130 (6.57%) Linux
8 37 (1.87%) Unix
9 36 (1.82%) Android
9 36 (1.82%) Windows 8
10 34 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.62%) Mac OS
12 27 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 21 (1.06%) CentOS
15 20 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
17 6 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (13.14%) ITIL
3 255 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
4 221 (11.17%) MVC
5 207 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
6 183 (9.25%) DevOps
7 168 (8.49%) Scrum
8 161 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 154 (7.78%) Project Management
10 149 (7.53%) CRM
11 136 (6.87%) Test Automation
12 134 (6.77%) Migration
13 130 (6.57%) Computer Science
14 127 (6.42%) TDD
15 124 (6.27%) Analytics
16 114 (5.76%) Web Development
17 111 (5.61%) SDLC
18 106 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
19 102 (5.15%) ETL
20 94 (4.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 713 (36.03%) SQL
2 476 (24.05%) C#
3 255 (12.89%) JavaScript
4 213 (10.76%) PowerShell
5 182 (9.20%) T-SQL
6 86 (4.35%) Python
7 60 (3.03%) Java
8 56 (2.83%) VBA
9 43 (2.17%) R
10 28 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 23 (1.16%) VB
12 20 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 19 (0.96%) C++
13 19 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (0.81%) C
15 15 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.66%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.61%) PHP
18 10 (0.51%) VBScript
19 9 (0.45%) ES7
Qualifications
1 229 (11.57%) Degree
2 151 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (5.10%) MCSE
4 80 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 50 (2.53%) CCNP
6 50 (2.53%) MCSA
7 35 (1.77%) CCNA
8 33 (1.67%) CISSP
9 32 (1.62%) MCP
10 20 (1.01%) CCIE
10 20 (1.01%) Security Cleared
10 20 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (0.81%) ISEB
12 14 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.56%) SSCP
15 10 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.45%) MOS
16 9 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.44%) QA
2 54 (2.73%) SLA
3 34 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.67%) GDPR
5 20 (1.01%) PMO
6 18 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.56%) MiFID
8 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.15%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) EMIR
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.15%) SSAE 16
10 3 (0.15%) WAI
11 2 (0.10%) COSO
11 2 (0.10%) FATCA
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 588 (29.71%) Active Directory
2 196 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.93%) XenApp
5 31 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 28 (1.41%) Docker
8 27 (1.36%) vSphere
9 16 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.76%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.40%) XenServer
14 7 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.20%) Firmware
16 4 (0.20%) HDFS
16 4 (0.20%) NFS
16 4 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 155 (7.83%) SCCM
2 59 (2.98%) SCOM
3 46 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.87%) Puppet
5 33 (1.67%) Ansible
6 31 (1.57%) Backup Exec
7 27 (1.36%) Kubernetes
8 24 (1.21%) WSUS
9 20 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (1.01%) Nagios
10 17 (0.86%) Terraform
11 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.51%) CASB
12 10 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (0.51%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.45%) SCOrch
13 9 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 299 (15.11%) VMware
2 154 (7.78%) Citrix
3 140 (7.07%) Cisco
4 114 (5.76%) Oracle
5 54 (2.73%) HP
6 45 (2.27%) Apple
7 36 (1.82%) NetApp
7 36 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 34 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 34 (1.72%) Tableau
9 33 (1.67%) McAfee
9 33 (1.67%) SAP
9 33 (1.67%) Symantec
10 31 (1.57%) Google
11 29 (1.47%) Dell
11 29 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.41%) F5
13 27 (1.36%) IBM
14 26 (1.31%) Palo Alto
15 21 (1.06%) iManage