Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,264 2,249 2,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.04% 18.31% 14.18%
As % of the Vendors category 39.84% 42.68% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,026 2,065 1,913
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £76,250 £75,000
London median annual salary £52,950 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.86% +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 5,683 5,270 6,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 40.26% 42.90% 41.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,975 4,677 5,568
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
London median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.27% - -

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 October 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 18 October 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 0 1,850 £55,000 +4.76% 336
West End of London -5 54 £52,500 -4.55% 60
City of Westminster +20 43 £50,726 -21.96% 2
Camden +4 26 £42,500 - 1
Southwark -13 17 £50,000 +26.58%
Kensington and Chelsea -3 10 £52,500 +31.25%
Microsoft
London

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 845 (37.32%) Finance
2 800 (35.34%) SQL
3 794 (35.07%) Windows
4 721 (31.85%) SQL Server
5 642 (28.36%) Active Directory
6 541 (23.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 527 (23.28%) C#
7 527 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
8 523 (23.10%) Microsoft Office
9 513 (22.66%) .NET
10 397 (17.54%) Windows Server
11 381 (16.83%) Office 365
12 335 (14.80%) VMware
13 305 (13.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 304 (13.43%) ITIL
15 293 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
16 278 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 272 (12.01%) T-SQL
18 271 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
19 270 (11.93%) Degree
19 270 (11.93%) PowerShell
20 257 (11.35%) JavaScript
21 255 (11.26%) MS Exchange
22 250 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
23 247 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
24 245 (10.82%) MVC
25 226 (9.98%) ASP.NET
25 226 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
26 219 (9.67%) Firewall
27 208 (9.19%) Data Warehouse

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
1 255 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 193 (8.52%) SharePoint
3 86 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (3.58%) IIS
5 76 (3.36%) Skype for Business
6 58 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.19%) CMS
7 27 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.93%) Apache
10 20 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (0.84%) Confluence
12 16 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.62%) NServiceBus
13 14 (0.62%) SAS
13 14 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.62%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.57%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 523 (23.10%) Microsoft Office
2 247 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 112 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.27%) InDesign
9 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.22%) SPSS
10 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.18%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.13%) Maya
11 3 (0.13%) Snagit
12 1 (0.044%) NUKE
12 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.044%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.044%) Stata
Business Applications
1 89 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
4 21 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
5 12 (0.53%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.44%) Infor SunSystems
6 10 (0.44%) ReMetrica
7 9 (0.40%) FastStats
8 7 (0.31%) Eikon
8 7 (0.31%) Elite 3E
8 7 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.27%) Magento
10 5 (0.22%) Endur
11 4 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
12 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.13%) RiskWrite
12 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 541 (23.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 381 (16.83%) Office 365
3 182 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (3.31%) SaaS
5 64 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 51 (2.25%) PaaS
7 46 (2.03%) IaaS
8 45 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
9 33 (1.46%) Mimecast
10 31 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
11 28 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.66%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.66%) Serverless
14 14 (0.62%) GitHub
15 12 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
15 12 (0.53%) Data Lake Analytics
16 9 (0.40%) G Suite
16 9 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 219 (9.67%) Firewall
2 204 (9.01%) DNS
3 163 (7.20%) DHCP
4 130 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 123 (5.43%) WAN
6 110 (4.86%) LAN
7 106 (4.68%) VPN
8 99 (4.37%) SAN
9 87 (3.84%) Skype
10 71 (3.14%) Internet
11 54 (2.39%) VLAN
12 46 (2.03%) Wireless
13 40 (1.77%) VoIP
14 39 (1.72%) Unified Communications
15 34 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
16 30 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (1.33%) Network Security
17 27 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 25 (1.10%) BGP
18 25 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (31.85%) SQL Server
2 305 (13.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 278 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 208 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
5 156 (6.89%) Power BI
6 145 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 75 (3.31%) Big Data
8 71 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 71 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 64 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 60 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
11 57 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
12 56 (2.47%) Data Lake
13 46 (2.03%) NoSQL
14 45 (1.99%) MySQL
15 39 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
16 30 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
17 28 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 28 (1.24%) Hadoop
18 25 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 133 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 124 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 87 (3.84%) Git (software)
4 68 (3.00%) TeamCity
5 59 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 53 (2.34%) Jenkins
7 45 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 44 (1.94%) JIRA
9 36 (1.59%) Selenium
9 36 (1.59%) Subversion
10 33 (1.46%) NUnit
11 23 (1.02%) MSBuild
12 12 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.53%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.49%) WebDriver
14 10 (0.44%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.35%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 7 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 6 (0.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 845 (37.32%) Finance
2 181 (7.99%) Banking
3 141 (6.23%) Advertising
4 113 (4.99%) Law
5 98 (4.33%) Legal
6 79 (3.49%) Marketing
7 76 (3.36%) Retail
8 67 (2.96%) Telecoms
9 65 (2.87%) Back Office
10 35 (1.55%) Front Office
11 28 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.19%) General Ledger
13 26 (1.15%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.80%) Games
15 16 (0.71%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.53%) Publishing
17 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.22%) Military
18 5 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 555 (24.51%) Developer
2 456 (20.14%) Analyst
3 228 (10.07%) .NET Developer
4 215 (9.50%) C# Developer
5 209 (9.23%) Support Engineer
6 155 (6.85%) IT Support
7 147 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 146 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 142 (6.27%) Support Analyst
10 138 (6.10%) SQL Developer
11 118 (5.21%) Architect
12 112 (4.95%) Senior Developer
13 110 (4.86%) Desktop Support
14 96 (4.24%) IT Engineer
15 94 (4.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 94 (4.15%) Consultant
16 78 (3.45%) Administrator
17 75 (3.31%) Service Analyst
18 73 (3.22%) IT Support Engineer
19 68 (3.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (22.66%) .NET
2 226 (9.98%) ASP.NET
3 169 (7.46%) HTML
4 165 (7.29%) AngularJS
5 153 (6.76%) CSS
6 127 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 118 (5.21%) jQuery
8 110 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 100 (4.42%) .NET Framework
10 94 (4.15%) Web Services
11 93 (4.11%) XML
12 85 (3.75%) RESTful
13 77 (3.40%) .NET Core
14 66 (2.92%) Entity Framework
15 65 (2.87%) WCF
16 64 (2.83%) HTML5
17 53 (2.34%) WPF
18 51 (2.25%) SOAP
19 41 (1.81%) JSON
19 41 (1.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 250 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 102 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 100 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
5 99 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 81 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (3.05%) Fintech
8 47 (2.08%) User Experience
9 40 (1.77%) PKI
10 35 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
11 32 (1.41%) Reinsurance
12 30 (1.33%) Data Structures
12 30 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 29 (1.28%) Clustering
13 29 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 28 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 23 (1.02%) Replication
17 21 (0.93%) Equities
18 20 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 794 (35.07%) Windows
2 397 (17.54%) Windows Server
3 195 (8.61%) Windows 10
4 186 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 180 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 172 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 169 (7.46%) Linux
8 48 (2.12%) Unix
8 48 (2.12%) Windows 8
9 42 (1.86%) Android
10 40 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.59%) Mac OS
12 32 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 30 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (1.02%) CentOS
15 21 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.40%) VMS
17 4 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (13.43%) ITIL
3 293 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
4 271 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
5 245 (10.82%) MVC
6 203 (8.97%) Project Management
7 192 (8.48%) Scrum
8 164 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 159 (7.02%) DevOps
10 146 (6.45%) CRM
11 135 (5.96%) Migration
12 131 (5.79%) TDD
13 128 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (5.43%) SDLC
15 121 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 120 (5.30%) ETL
17 105 (4.64%) Web Development
18 104 (4.59%) Analytics
18 104 (4.59%) Test Automation
19 97 (4.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 800 (35.34%) SQL
2 527 (23.28%) C#
3 272 (12.01%) T-SQL
4 270 (11.93%) PowerShell
5 257 (11.35%) JavaScript
6 91 (4.02%) Java
7 88 (3.89%) Python
8 60 (2.65%) VBA
9 47 (2.08%) C
10 43 (1.90%) R
11 29 (1.28%) VB
12 28 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 24 (1.06%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.80%) Perl
16 18 (0.80%) PHP
17 17 (0.75%) Ruby
18 15 (0.66%) C++
18 15 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 270 (11.93%) Degree
2 163 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (4.06%) MCSE
4 91 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 54 (2.39%) CCNP
7 49 (2.16%) CCNA
8 43 (1.90%) MCSA
9 36 (1.59%) CCIE
10 31 (1.37%) MCP
11 24 (1.06%) CISSP
12 21 (0.93%) MCITP
13 19 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 17 (0.75%) PMP
15 14 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (0.49%) CCSA
16 11 (0.49%) CCSE
16 11 (0.49%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.00%) QA
2 64 (2.83%) SLA
3 42 (1.86%) GDPR
4 38 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.75%) PMO
7 16 (0.71%) MiFID
8 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.27%) WAI
10 5 (0.22%) EMIR
11 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.18%) FATCA
11 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.13%) COBIT
12 3 (0.13%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.13%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.088%) COSO
13 2 (0.088%) NEBOSH
14 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 642 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 226 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.14%) XenApp
5 45 (1.99%) XenDesktop
6 38 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (1.68%) vSphere
7 26 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.93%) Docker
8 21 (0.93%) XenServer
9 19 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 7 (0.31%) HDFS
14 6 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 124 (5.48%) SCCM
2 47 (2.08%) SCOM
3 45 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (1.94%) Ansible
5 40 (1.77%) Puppet
6 39 (1.72%) WSUS
7 26 (1.15%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
9 15 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (0.62%) Nagios
11 13 (0.57%) Kubernetes
11 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.40%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.40%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.31%) Kibana
13 7 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 335 (14.80%) VMware
2 208 (9.19%) Citrix
3 183 (8.08%) Cisco
4 132 (5.83%) Oracle
5 68 (3.00%) Apple
6 65 (2.87%) HP
7 54 (2.39%) Red Hat
8 52 (2.30%) CheckPoint
9 48 (2.12%) Tableau
10 47 (2.08%) Google
10 47 (2.08%) NetApp
11 45 (1.99%) F5
12 40 (1.77%) Palo Alto
13 39 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
14 35 (1.55%) SAP
15 34 (1.50%) IBM
16 33 (1.46%) EMC
17 31 (1.37%) Bloomberg
18 29 (1.28%) Reuters
19 28 (1.24%) ServiceNow