Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 132 123
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9 -42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 217 229 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.03% 2.21% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.19% 9.28% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 209 203 310
City of London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,200 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,400 £73,750 £65,000
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -

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 2,360 2,468 3,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.13% 23.81% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,115 2,207 3,095
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,100 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £96,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £56,743 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% - +10.00%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 188 (86.64%) Microsoft
2 103 (47.47%) Active Directory
3 101 (46.54%) MCSE
4 100 (46.08%) Windows
5 81 (37.33%) ITIL
6 76 (35.02%) Finance
7 75 (34.56%) Office 365
8 52 (23.96%) SQL Server
9 46 (21.20%) MCSA
10 45 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
10 45 (20.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (19.82%) VMware
12 42 (19.35%) SQL
13 37 (17.05%) Windows Server
14 35 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (14.75%) Citrix
15 32 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
15 32 (14.75%) .NET
16 30 (13.82%) SCCM
17 29 (13.36%) Windows 7
18 28 (12.90%) Degree
18 28 (12.90%) SharePoint
18 28 (12.90%) MS Exchange
19 26 (11.98%) Cisco
19 26 (11.98%) Data Management
19 26 (11.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 25 (11.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (11.52%) Mobile Device Management
20 25 (11.52%) MCP
20 25 (11.52%) Windows 10

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 28 (12.90%) MS Exchange
1 28 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.07%) IIS
4 9 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.84%) Confluence
8 2 (0.92%) Apache
8 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (20.74%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.46%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 75 (34.56%) Office 365
2 45 (20.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (5.07%) IaaS
5 10 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (3.69%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.84%) PaaS
9 3 (1.38%) SaaS
10 2 (0.92%) G Suite
10 2 (0.92%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.46%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.46%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.60%) Firewall
2 15 (6.91%) WAN
3 13 (5.99%) SAN
4 12 (5.53%) DNS
5 11 (5.07%) Internet
5 11 (5.07%) LAN
6 10 (4.61%) DHCP
7 8 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (3.23%) SSL
9 6 (2.76%) IPsec
9 6 (2.76%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.76%) Wireless
10 5 (2.30%) VoIP
11 4 (1.84%) Skype
11 4 (1.84%) VPN
12 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.92%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
14 1 (0.46%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (11.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.76%) Big Data
7 6 (2.76%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.30%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.92%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.92%) QlikView
9 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.46%) MySQL
10 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) JIRA
2 5 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.38%) MSI
4 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.46%) Subversion
6 1 (0.46%) WinDbg
General
1 76 (35.02%) Finance
2 11 (5.07%) Advertising
2 11 (5.07%) Legal
3 7 (3.23%) Marketing
4 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.30%) Front Office
5 5 (2.30%) Retail
6 4 (1.84%) Arabic Language
6 4 (1.84%) Banking
6 4 (1.84%) Law
7 3 (1.38%) Billing
7 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Publishing
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (18.89%) Desktop Support
1 41 (18.89%) Support Engineer
2 24 (11.06%) 2nd Line Support
2 24 (11.06%) Analyst
3 22 (10.14%) DBA
3 22 (10.14%) SQL DBA
4 20 (9.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 19 (8.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 19 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 18 (8.29%) Support Analyst
7 17 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Developer
8 16 (7.37%) SQL Server DBA
9 13 (5.99%) Administrator
9 13 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Consultant
11 11 (5.07%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 11 (5.07%) IT Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.75%) .NET
2 12 (5.53%) XML
3 8 (3.69%) JSON
3 8 (3.69%) WCF
4 7 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.30%) CSS
5 5 (2.30%) HTML
5 5 (2.30%) jQuery
5 5 (2.30%) WPF
6 4 (1.84%) Web Services
7 3 (1.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.92%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.92%) HTML5
8 2 (0.92%) REST
8 2 (0.92%) RESTful
8 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.29%) Blackberry
2 17 (7.83%) Smartphone
3 15 (6.91%) iPhone
4 14 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.99%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.61%) Replication
6 10 (4.61%) User Experience
7 7 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.76%) Clustering
8 6 (2.76%) STB
9 5 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.38%) PKI
11 2 (0.92%) BYOD
11 2 (0.92%) Fintech
11 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.92%) RIA
11 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 100 (46.08%) Windows
2 37 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 29 (13.36%) Windows 7
4 25 (11.52%) Windows 10
5 18 (8.29%) Android
6 13 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.23%) Linux
9 6 (2.76%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.30%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.92%) CentOS
12 2 (0.92%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.46%) Unix
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (37.33%) ITIL
2 26 (11.98%) Data Management
3 25 (11.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 21 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (9.68%) High Availability
5 16 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.37%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (6.91%) People Management
7 14 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 14 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
7 14 (6.45%) Physical Data Model
8 13 (5.99%) Incident Management
8 13 (5.99%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.53%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.07%) CRM
10 11 (5.07%) Service Management
11 10 (4.61%) Patch Management
12 9 (4.15%) Customer-Centricity
12 9 (4.15%) DevOps
12 9 (4.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.35%) SQL
2 24 (11.06%) PowerShell
3 20 (9.22%) C#
4 9 (4.15%) Java
5 4 (1.84%) C
6 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.38%) VB
6 3 (1.38%) VBScript
7 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.46%) Perl
8 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 101 (46.54%) MCSE
2 46 (21.20%) MCSA
3 32 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (12.90%) Degree
5 25 (11.52%) MCP
6 23 (10.60%) MCITP
7 22 (10.14%) CCNA
8 19 (8.76%) MCDST
9 16 (7.37%) A+ Certification
10 10 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (3.69%) PMI Certification
11 8 (3.69%) PMP
12 7 (3.23%) CISM
12 7 (3.23%) CISSP
12 7 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (3.23%) MCTS
13 6 (2.76%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (2.76%) RHCE
14 5 (2.30%) CCNP
15 4 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.06%) SLA
2 6 (2.76%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 103 (47.47%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.53%) XenApp
5 11 (5.07%) BitLocker
6 10 (4.61%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (4.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.30%) vSphere
10 3 (1.38%) Docker
11 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (13.82%) SCCM
2 18 (8.29%) SCOM
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.15%) SCOrch
4 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (3.69%) SCDPM
4 8 (3.69%) SCSM
4 8 (3.69%) SCVMM
5 7 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.84%) Puppet
8 3 (1.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 188 (86.64%) Microsoft
2 43 (19.82%) VMware
3 32 (14.75%) Citrix
4 26 (11.98%) Cisco
5 13 (5.99%) ServiceNow
5 13 (5.99%) Symantec
6 9 (4.15%) Apple
6 9 (4.15%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.69%) Oracle
8 7 (3.23%) Nintex
9 6 (2.76%) Avaya
9 6 (2.76%) Cognos
9 6 (2.76%) Ivanti
9 6 (2.76%) NetApp
10 5 (2.30%) Postini
10 5 (2.30%) SAP
10 5 (2.30%) Sybase
11 4 (1.84%) Google
11 4 (1.84%) McAfee
11 4 (1.84%) Sun