Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 135 154
Rank change year-on-year -85 +19 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 119 231 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 2.21% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.64% 9.95% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108 221 193
City of London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £30,800 £25,750 £28,300
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £73,500
Central London median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% +7.14% -1.75%

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 2,111 2,321 2,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.55% 22.24% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,797 2,083 2,215
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £94,250 £93,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 - 1 £62,500 -
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 99 (83.19%) Microsoft
2 87 (73.11%) Windows
3 78 (65.55%) MCSE
4 63 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 62 (52.10%) Finance
6 45 (37.82%) MCSA
6 45 (37.82%) ITIL
6 45 (37.82%) Windows Server
7 43 (36.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 41 (34.45%) VMware
9 39 (32.77%) Office 365
10 33 (27.73%) MS Exchange
11 28 (23.53%) Citrix
12 27 (22.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (21.85%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (21.01%) DNS
15 24 (20.17%) SQL
15 24 (20.17%) Firewall
16 22 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (18.49%) PowerShell
16 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (18.49%) ITIL V3
16 22 (18.49%) Windows 10
17 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
17 21 (17.65%) DHCP
18 20 (16.81%) Cisco
18 20 (16.81%) SAN
19 19 (15.97%) TCP/IP
19 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
19 19 (15.97%) Degree

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 33 (27.73%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.45%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.72%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (6.72%) IIS
6 3 (2.52%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.84%) Apache
8 1 (0.84%) Confluence
8 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.84%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.84%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.84%) Lawson
3 1 (0.84%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.84%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.84%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.84%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 43 (36.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (32.77%) Office 365
3 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.04%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (4.20%) IaaS
5 5 (4.20%) SaaS
6 4 (3.36%) PaaS
7 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.68%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.84%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.84%) G Suite
9 1 (0.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.01%) DNS
2 24 (20.17%) Firewall
3 21 (17.65%) DHCP
4 20 (16.81%) SAN
5 19 (15.97%) TCP/IP
6 15 (12.61%) WAN
7 14 (11.76%) LAN
8 13 (10.92%) VLAN
9 8 (6.72%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (6.72%) Internet
10 7 (5.88%) BGP
10 7 (5.88%) VPN
11 6 (5.04%) NX-OS
11 6 (5.04%) OSPF
11 6 (5.04%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (3.36%) FTP
12 4 (3.36%) IP Telephony
12 4 (3.36%) Skype
12 4 (3.36%) Wireless
13 3 (2.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.04%) Power BI
5 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.52%) MySQL
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
1 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.84%) FishEye
2 1 (0.84%) FogBugz
2 1 (0.84%) GitLab
2 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (52.10%) Finance
2 16 (13.45%) Banking
3 9 (7.56%) Law
3 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.04%) Legal
4 6 (5.04%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.20%) Retail
6 3 (2.52%) Advertising
7 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.84%) Back Office
8 1 (0.84%) Front Office
8 1 (0.84%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (15.97%) Support Engineer
2 16 (13.45%) Analyst
3 11 (9.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Administrator
4 10 (8.40%) Consultant
5 9 (7.56%) IT Support
6 8 (6.72%) IT Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Senior IT Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) DBA
8 6 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Senior IT Support
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.20%) XML
3 3 (2.52%) .NET
3 3 (2.52%) JSON
3 3 (2.52%) Middleware
3 3 (2.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.84%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.84%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.84%) HTML
4 1 (0.84%) HTML5
4 1 (0.84%) LAMP
4 1 (0.84%) LDAP
4 1 (0.84%) REST
4 1 (0.84%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.20%) Clustering
3 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.20%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.20%) EMC VNX
4 4 (3.36%) Replication
5 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Blog
7 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.84%) Handset
7 1 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 87 (73.11%) Windows
2 45 (37.82%) Windows Server
3 27 (22.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (18.49%) Windows 10
4 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.76%) Linux
6 11 (9.24%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.72%) Unix
8 3 (2.52%) Android
9 2 (1.68%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.84%) CentOS
10 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.84%) VMS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) ITIL
2 22 (18.49%) ITIL V3
3 16 (13.45%) CRM
3 16 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (11.76%) Service Management
5 13 (10.92%) Data Management
5 13 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (10.08%) DevOps
6 12 (10.08%) Presales
6 12 (10.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.40%) Migration
8 9 (7.56%) Information Security
8 9 (7.56%) Network Design
9 8 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (6.72%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.88%) Business Development
10 7 (5.88%) Project Management
10 7 (5.88%) Scrum
11 6 (5.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) SQL
2 22 (18.49%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.72%) Python
4 4 (3.36%) C#
5 2 (1.68%) C
5 2 (1.68%) Java
6 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.84%) C++
6 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.84%) Perl
6 1 (0.84%) PHP
6 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.84%) VB
6 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (65.55%) MCSE
2 45 (37.82%) MCSA
3 26 (21.85%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (15.97%) Degree
5 16 (13.45%) CCNA
6 15 (12.61%) CCNP
6 15 (12.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (8.40%) MCDST
8 7 (5.88%) CCSA
8 7 (5.88%) MCITP
9 6 (5.04%) CCIE
9 6 (5.04%) CCSE
9 6 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (5.04%) MCP
9 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.04%) VCP6
10 5 (4.20%) CCA
10 5 (4.20%) CISSP
11 4 (3.36%) MCSD
12 3 (2.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) SLA
2 5 (4.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.08%) Hyper-V
3 12 (10.08%) XenApp
4 10 (8.40%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.20%) vSphere
7 3 (2.52%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.84%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (12.61%) SCCM
2 12 (10.08%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.36%) Puppet
4 4 (3.36%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.36%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.52%) Terraform
5 3 (2.52%) WSUS
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.84%) Ansible
7 1 (0.84%) Clonezilla
7 1 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.84%) Salt
7 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (83.19%) Microsoft
2 41 (34.45%) VMware
3 28 (23.53%) Citrix
4 20 (16.81%) Cisco
5 10 (8.40%) CheckPoint
6 8 (6.72%) Dell
7 6 (5.04%) F5
7 6 (5.04%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.04%) Symantec
7 6 (5.04%) Veeam
8 5 (4.20%) EMC
8 5 (4.20%) McAfee
9 4 (3.36%) Mitel
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle
9 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.52%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.52%) HP
10 3 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.52%) Reuters
10 3 (2.52%) Sophos