The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 132 70
Rank change year-on-year +26 -62  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 125 141 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 1.96% 3.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.71% 7.86% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 107 126 329
Median salary £41,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.88% -4.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £27,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1287 1795 2673
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.01% 25.00% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 1603 2242
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 172 (72.57%) Microsoft
2 152 (64.14%) Windows
3 121 (51.05%) Active Directory
4 112 (47.26%) MCSE
5 97 (40.93%) VMware
6 93 (39.24%) MS Excel
7 76 (32.07%) Cisco
8 74 (31.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 69 (29.11%) Windows Server
10 67 (28.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 65 (27.43%) ITIL
12 60 (25.32%) SQL Server
13 58 (24.47%) Finance
14 56 (23.63%) MS Exchange
15 54 (22.78%) Office 365
16 53 (22.36%) Hyper-V
17 52 (21.94%) MCSA
18 49 (20.68%) Degree
19 47 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
20 46 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
20 46 (19.41%) SQL
20 46 (19.41%) Citrix
21 43 (18.14%) Cisco Certification
22 42 (17.72%) SCCM
23 41 (17.30%) Data Centre
24 39 (16.46%) SAN
25 36 (15.19%) NetApp
25 36 (15.19%) .NET
25 36 (15.19%) SharePoint
26 34 (14.35%) CCNA

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 56 (23.63%) MS Exchange
2 36 (15.19%) SharePoint
3 29 (12.24%) Skype for Business
4 28 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (9.70%) IIS
6 16 (6.75%) Apache
7 13 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (4.22%) Tomcat
10 9 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (2.95%) CMS
12 6 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (2.53%) JBoss
13 4 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.42%) Drupal
16 1 (0.42%) lighttpd
Applications
1 93 (39.24%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.42%) InDesign
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.78%) Office 365
2 47 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (4.22%) SaaS
5 8 (3.38%) IaaS
6 7 (2.95%) PaaS
7 4 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.27%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.84%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.42%) GitHub
10 1 (0.42%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.46%) SAN
2 29 (12.24%) DNS
3 25 (10.55%) Firewall
4 24 (10.13%) Skype
5 20 (8.44%) DHCP
5 20 (8.44%) VPN
6 14 (5.91%) VoIP
7 13 (5.49%) WAN
8 12 (5.06%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.64%) LAN
10 8 (3.38%) Wireless
11 7 (2.95%) FTP
11 7 (2.95%) NAS
11 7 (2.95%) SMTP
12 6 (2.53%) LDAP
12 6 (2.53%) VLAN
13 5 (2.11%) HTTP
14 4 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.69%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (5.91%) QlikView
6 13 (5.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (5.06%) Big Data
7 12 (5.06%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (4.64%) Data Mining
8 11 (4.64%) Power BI
8 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.11%) MySQL
11 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.84%) OLAP
13 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.42%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (4.22%) JIRA
2 5 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.84%) MorphX
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
General
1 58 (24.47%) Finance
2 20 (8.44%) Legal
3 17 (7.17%) Banking
4 4 (1.69%) Publishing
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Billing
6 2 (0.84%) Law
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (15.61%) Support Engineer
2 29 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (11.81%) Analyst
4 27 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (10.13%) Server Engineer
6 20 (8.44%) Consultant
6 20 (8.44%) Desktop Support
7 19 (8.02%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (7.59%) Developer
9 17 (7.17%) VMware Engineer
10 16 (6.75%) Administrator
10 16 (6.75%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 15 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (6.33%) IT Support
11 15 (6.33%) Junior
12 14 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (5.91%) IT Manager
13 13 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (5.49%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.19%) .NET
2 12 (5.06%) ASP.NET
2 12 (5.06%) MDX
3 10 (4.22%) Middleware
4 9 (3.80%) jQuery
4 9 (3.80%) XML
5 8 (3.38%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.53%) HTML
6 6 (2.53%) Web Services
6 6 (2.53%) XSLT
7 5 (2.11%) Ajax
8 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.69%) CSS
8 4 (1.69%) REST
9 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.27%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.27%) HTML5
9 3 (1.27%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (1.27%) WinForms
10 2 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.30%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.91%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (4.64%) Clustering
5 9 (3.80%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.38%) PKI
6 8 (3.38%) Replication
7 7 (2.95%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.53%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.53%) iPhone
9 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.69%) Fintech
11 3 (1.27%) Derivative
11 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.27%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.27%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.84%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 152 (64.14%) Windows
2 69 (29.11%) Windows Server
3 67 (28.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (19.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (13.92%) Linux
6 32 (13.50%) Windows 10
7 31 (13.08%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.80%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.38%) Solaris
10 8 (3.38%) Unix
10 8 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.53%) Android
11 6 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.27%) CentOS
13 3 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.43%) ITIL
2 24 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.13%) DevOps
3 22 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (7.59%) Mobile Device Management
5 17 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (7.17%) Service Delivery
6 15 (6.33%) Migration
7 13 (5.49%) Data Management
8 12 (5.06%) ITIL V3
8 12 (5.06%) Presales
8 12 (5.06%) Software Deployment
9 11 (4.64%) IT Strategy
9 11 (4.64%) Kimball Methodology
9 11 (4.64%) Waterfall
10 10 (4.22%) Business Development
10 10 (4.22%) Capacity Management
10 10 (4.22%) CRM
10 10 (4.22%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (4.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.41%) SQL
2 31 (13.08%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.59%) C#
4 16 (6.75%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 9 (3.80%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.38%) VBScript
8 7 (2.95%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.53%) VB
10 5 (2.11%) Python
11 4 (1.69%) Perl
12 3 (1.27%) Java
12 3 (1.27%) PHP
12 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.27%) XPath
13 2 (0.84%) X++
14 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 112 (47.26%) MCSE
2 52 (21.94%) MCSA
3 49 (20.68%) Degree
4 43 (18.14%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (14.35%) CCNA
6 33 (13.92%) MCP
7 23 (9.70%) MCITP
8 19 (8.02%) MCTS
9 16 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.80%) MCSD
11 8 (3.38%) CCNP
12 7 (2.95%) EMC Certification
12 7 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.53%) MCDST
13 6 (2.53%) MCPD
14 3 (1.27%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.27%) CCDP
14 3 (1.27%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.84%) HND
15 2 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) GCP
2 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 121 (51.05%) Active Directory
2 74 (31.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (22.36%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.17%) vSphere
5 9 (3.80%) XenApp
6 7 (2.95%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.69%) NFS
8 3 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.27%) XenServer
9 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) vCloud
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (17.72%) SCCM
2 13 (5.49%) SCOM
3 11 (4.64%) NetBackup
4 8 (3.38%) AirWatch
4 8 (3.38%) WSUS
5 5 (2.11%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.11%) Puppet
6 4 (1.69%) Ansible
6 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.27%) Salt
8 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Nagios
9 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 172 (72.57%) Microsoft
2 97 (40.93%) VMware
3 76 (32.07%) Cisco
4 46 (19.41%) Citrix
5 36 (15.19%) NetApp
6 26 (10.97%) HP
6 26 (10.97%) Oracle
7 17 (7.17%) Dell
8 16 (6.75%) EMC
9 14 (5.91%) Tableau
10 12 (5.06%) Veeam
11 9 (3.80%) Avaya
12 7 (2.95%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.53%) Google
13 6 (2.53%) IBM
13 6 (2.53%) Software AG
13 6 (2.53%) Veritas
14 5 (2.11%) Intel Security
14 5 (2.11%) Lumension
14 5 (2.11%) MobileIron
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum - plus benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
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Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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