Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 158 156
Rank change year-on-year +25 -2 -67
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 233 225 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 1.94% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.31% 8.50% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 219 196 303
City of London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -4.44%
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,125 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.58% -3.89%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2260 2648 4100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.12% 22.78% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2015 2353 3533
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,000 £92,500 £83,950
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Moorgate - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 198 (84.98%) Microsoft
2 121 (51.93%) Active Directory
3 111 (47.64%) Windows
4 110 (47.21%) MCSE
5 97 (41.63%) ITIL
6 87 (37.34%) Finance
7 65 (27.90%) SQL Server
8 62 (26.61%) Windows Server
9 58 (24.89%) MCSA
9 58 (24.89%) VMware
10 50 (21.46%) Office 365
11 49 (21.03%) MS Exchange
12 48 (20.60%) SQL
12 48 (20.60%) Degree
13 46 (19.74%) Citrix
14 43 (18.45%) Cisco Certification
15 42 (18.03%) Microsoft Office
16 38 (16.31%) Cisco
16 38 (16.31%) CCNA
17 37 (15.88%) MCP
18 36 (15.45%) SCCM
19 34 (14.59%) MCITP
19 34 (14.59%) Disaster Recovery
20 33 (14.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 32 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (13.30%) Windows 7
23 30 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
23 30 (12.88%) SharePoint
23 30 (12.88%) Data Centre
24 29 (12.45%) Data Management

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 49 (21.03%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.88%) SharePoint
3 29 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.29%) IIS
5 6 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (18.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (8.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (21.46%) Office 365
2 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.00%) IaaS
5 5 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.72%) Dropbox
6 4 (1.72%) Google Drive
6 4 (1.72%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.29%) PaaS
8 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.16%) Firewall
2 24 (10.30%) SAN
3 21 (9.01%) DNS
4 18 (7.73%) LAN
4 18 (7.73%) WAN
5 15 (6.44%) VPN
6 14 (6.01%) DHCP
7 10 (4.29%) Internet
8 9 (3.86%) Wireless
9 8 (3.43%) TCP/IP
10 7 (3.00%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.58%) Intranet
12 5 (2.15%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (1.72%) Skype
13 4 (1.72%) SSL
13 4 (1.72%) VoIP
14 3 (1.29%) IPsec
14 3 (1.29%) NetScaler
14 3 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (12.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (9.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (8.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.72%) Big Data
8 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.86%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.86%) Power BI
9 2 (0.86%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (3.43%) JIRA
2 6 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 4 (1.72%) MSI
4 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 87 (37.34%) Finance
2 11 (4.72%) Legal
3 9 (3.86%) Banking
4 8 (3.43%) Marketing
5 6 (2.58%) Advertising
5 6 (2.58%) Retail
5 6 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.72%) Law
7 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (11.59%) Desktop Support
2 27 (11.59%) Developer
3 26 (11.16%) Analyst
3 26 (11.16%) DBA
3 26 (11.16%) SQL DBA
4 25 (10.73%) Administrator
4 25 (10.73%) Support Engineer
5 22 (9.44%) SQL Server DBA
6 19 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (6.87%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (6.44%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (6.01%) Service Analyst
10 13 (5.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.58%) Server Engineer
10 13 (5.58%) Support Analyst
11 12 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.15%) IT Manager
11 12 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.59%) .NET
2 13 (5.58%) Web Services
3 12 (5.15%) WCF
3 12 (5.15%) WPF
4 9 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (3.43%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.00%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.00%) CSS
6 7 (3.00%) HTML
6 7 (3.00%) jQuery
6 7 (3.00%) REST
6 7 (3.00%) XML
7 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.72%) COM
7 4 (1.72%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.72%) HTML5
7 4 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.72%) XSLT
8 3 (1.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.88%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.58%) Blackberry
2 20 (8.58%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.73%) iPhone
4 12 (5.15%) Smartphone
5 10 (4.29%) Replication
5 10 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.15%) Clustering
7 5 (2.15%) iPad
8 4 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.72%) PKI
9 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.29%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.29%) STB
10 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.86%) RIA
10 2 (0.86%) User Experience
11 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (47.64%) Windows
2 62 (26.61%) Windows Server
3 31 (13.30%) Windows 7
4 30 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (8.15%) Windows 10
7 12 (5.15%) Android
8 9 (3.86%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.00%) Linux
10 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.86%) Unix
13 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.43%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (41.63%) ITIL
2 34 (14.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (12.45%) Data Management
4 25 (10.73%) High Availability
5 24 (10.30%) Mobile Device Management
5 24 (10.30%) Service Management
6 22 (9.44%) CRM
6 22 (9.44%) People Management
7 20 (8.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 18 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (7.73%) Data Modelling
8 18 (7.73%) Performance Optimisation
8 18 (7.73%) Physical Data Model
9 14 (6.01%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (4.72%) ITIL V3
12 10 (4.29%) Scrum
12 10 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (3.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.60%) SQL
2 27 (11.59%) C#
3 15 (6.44%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.43%) Java
5 7 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.86%) C++
8 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (47.21%) MCSE
2 58 (24.89%) MCSA
3 48 (20.60%) Degree
4 43 (18.45%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (16.31%) CCNA
6 37 (15.88%) MCP
7 34 (14.59%) MCITP
8 17 (7.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (5.15%) MCDST
10 11 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (3.43%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.58%) MCSD
12 6 (2.58%) MCTS
12 6 (2.58%) PMI Certification
12 6 (2.58%) PMP
13 5 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (1.29%) CCA
15 3 (1.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.29%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (51.93%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.30%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.15%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.29%) vSphere
7 7 (3.00%) XenApp
8 4 (1.72%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.29%) Docker
9 3 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.43%) pfSense
11 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (15.45%) SCCM
2 18 (7.73%) SCOM
3 8 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (3.00%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.29%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.29%) Puppet
7 3 (1.29%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.29%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.86%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.86%) SCSM
8 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 198 (84.98%) Microsoft
2 58 (24.89%) VMware
3 46 (19.74%) Citrix
4 38 (16.31%) Cisco
5 16 (6.87%) Symantec
6 13 (5.58%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.29%) Juniper
7 10 (4.29%) Mitel
8 9 (3.86%) Dell
8 9 (3.86%) NetApp
9 7 (3.00%) AppSense
9 7 (3.00%) McAfee
10 6 (2.58%) EqualLogic
10 6 (2.58%) Oracle
10 6 (2.58%) Remedy
10 6 (2.58%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.58%) Veeam
11 5 (2.15%) Clearswift
11 5 (2.15%) Forcepoint
11 5 (2.15%) Postini