Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 222 156
Rank change year-on-year +59 -66 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 152 117 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.67% 1.13% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.16% 5.40% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 118 105 206
City of London median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,645
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.25% +0.34%
10th Percentile £24,100 £29,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £79,500 £72,250
Central London median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +7.14%

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 1,660 2,166 2,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.27% 20.91% 22.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,430 1,843 2,152
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +3.60%
10th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 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
London Bridge -10 4 £40,000 -36.00%
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 124 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 95 (62.50%) Windows
3 91 (59.87%) Active Directory
4 81 (53.29%) Office 365
5 80 (52.63%) MCSA
6 62 (40.79%) MCSE
7 59 (38.82%) Windows Server
8 58 (38.16%) Microsoft Office
9 49 (32.24%) Finance
10 47 (30.92%) Azure
11 44 (28.95%) ITIL
12 40 (26.32%) DNS
13 35 (23.03%) SLA
14 34 (22.37%) PowerShell
15 31 (20.39%) Cisco
16 30 (19.74%) MCP
16 30 (19.74%) SQL
16 30 (19.74%) SQL Server
16 30 (19.74%) Windows 10
17 28 (18.42%) DHCP
18 27 (17.76%) TCP/IP
19 26 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (17.11%) Line Management
20 25 (16.45%) LAN
20 25 (16.45%) VMware
21 24 (15.79%) Degree
22 23 (15.13%) MCITP
23 22 (14.47%) Banking
23 22 (14.47%) CCNA
23 22 (14.47%) WAN

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 16 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.24%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.61%) IIS
3 7 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 58 (38.16%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 81 (53.29%) Office 365
2 47 (30.92%) Azure
3 9 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.29%) AWS
4 5 (3.29%) IaaS
4 5 (3.29%) PaaS
5 3 (1.97%) G Suite
6 2 (1.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (26.32%) DNS
2 28 (18.42%) DHCP
3 27 (17.76%) TCP/IP
4 25 (16.45%) LAN
5 22 (14.47%) WAN
6 16 (10.53%) Firewall
7 14 (9.21%) VoIP
8 13 (8.55%) VLAN
9 12 (7.89%) Wireless
10 10 (6.58%) VPN
11 8 (5.26%) BGP
11 8 (5.26%) OSPF
12 7 (4.61%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (4.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (4.61%) Internet
12 7 (4.61%) NX-OS
12 7 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (4.61%) Skype
13 6 (3.95%) SAN
14 4 (2.63%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.63%) Big Data
6 4 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Android Studio
1 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.32%) Xcode
2 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 49 (32.24%) Finance
2 22 (14.47%) Banking
3 9 (5.92%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.63%) Front Office
5 4 (2.63%) Law
6 3 (1.97%) Legal
6 3 (1.97%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Games
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (23.68%) Analyst
1 36 (23.68%) IT Support
2 28 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 24 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 18 (11.84%) IT Engineer
4 18 (11.84%) Service Analyst
5 17 (11.18%) IT Analyst
5 17 (11.18%) IT Support Analyst
5 17 (11.18%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (9.87%) IT Support Engineer
6 15 (9.87%) Service Desk Support
6 15 (9.87%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 14 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (9.21%) Administrator
8 13 (8.55%) Active Directory Analyst
8 13 (8.55%) Active Directory Support
8 13 (8.55%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 13 (8.55%) Network Engineer
9 12 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (7.24%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) .NET
1 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
1 4 (2.63%) Kafka
1 4 (2.63%) LDAP
2 2 (1.32%) OAuth
3 1 (0.66%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.66%) COM
3 1 (0.66%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.89%) Data Centre
1 12 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.58%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.95%) Replication
3 6 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.97%) CMDB
5 3 (1.97%) FMCG
5 3 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.32%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) iPhone
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 95 (62.50%) Windows
2 59 (38.82%) Windows Server
3 30 (19.74%) Windows 10
4 21 (13.82%) Windows 7
5 19 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (9.21%) Linux
8 8 (5.26%) Solaris
8 8 (5.26%) Unix
9 6 (3.95%) Android
10 5 (3.29%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.63%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.97%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.95%) ITIL
2 26 (17.11%) Line Management
3 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.89%) Data Analysis
3 12 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 11 (7.24%) Information Security
4 11 (7.24%) Service Management
5 8 (5.26%) Analytics
5 8 (5.26%) Change Management
5 8 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 8 (5.26%) Network Design
5 8 (5.26%) Statistics
6 7 (4.61%) Business Analysis
6 7 (4.61%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (4.61%) Migration
6 7 (4.61%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (4.61%) Ticket Management
7 6 (3.95%) Capacity Management
7 6 (3.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.37%) PowerShell
2 30 (19.74%) SQL
3 9 (5.92%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.95%) C
5 5 (3.29%) Python
6 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.32%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.32%) C#
8 2 (1.32%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 80 (52.63%) MCSA
2 62 (40.79%) MCSE
3 30 (19.74%) MCP
4 26 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (15.79%) Degree
6 23 (15.13%) MCITP
7 22 (14.47%) CCNA
8 15 (9.87%) CCNP
9 7 (4.61%) CCIE
9 7 (4.61%) CCSA
9 7 (4.61%) CCSE
9 7 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.95%) MCTS
11 5 (3.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 5 (3.29%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 4 (2.63%) A+ Certification
12 4 (2.63%) MCDST
12 4 (2.63%) RHCE
13 3 (1.97%) CISSP
13 3 (1.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.03%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (59.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.92%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) vSphere
3 5 (3.29%) XenApp
4 4 (2.63%) Firmware
4 4 (2.63%) NFS
4 4 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.32%) Docker
6 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (5.92%) Ansible
2 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.29%) Puppet
2 5 (3.29%) Terraform
3 4 (2.63%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.97%) SCCM
5 2 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.66%) Foglight
6 1 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.66%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.39%) Cisco
3 25 (16.45%) VMware
4 17 (11.18%) ShoreTel
5 11 (7.24%) Citrix
5 11 (7.24%) Oracle
6 9 (5.92%) CheckPoint
6 9 (5.92%) ServiceNow
7 8 (5.26%) Sophos
7 8 (5.26%) Splunk
8 7 (4.61%) F5
8 7 (4.61%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.95%) Dell
9 6 (3.95%) HP
10 5 (3.29%) Apple
10 5 (3.29%) Avaya
10 5 (3.29%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.29%) Reuters
11 4 (2.63%) Nortel
11 4 (2.63%) Polycom