Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 217 137
Rank change year-on-year +25 -80 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 134 139 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 1.25% 2.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.57% 5.97% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 110 122 212
City of London median annual salary £38,750 £51,250 £43,930
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.39% +16.66% -7.52%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £25,075
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £63,000
Central London median annual salary £43,750 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -1.73%

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 1,769 2,330 2,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.58% 21.04% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,471 2,035 1,989
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,200 £29,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -11 1 £35,000 -36.36%
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 108 (80.60%) Windows
2 98 (73.13%) Active Directory
3 95 (70.90%) Microsoft
4 74 (55.22%) Office 365
5 54 (40.30%) MCSE
6 48 (35.82%) Windows 10
7 44 (32.84%) MCSA
8 42 (31.34%) ITIL
9 41 (30.60%) VMware
9 41 (30.60%) Windows Server
10 40 (29.85%) LAN
10 40 (29.85%) Cisco
10 40 (29.85%) DNS
11 39 (29.10%) WAN
11 39 (29.10%) MCP
11 39 (29.10%) SQL Server
12 38 (28.36%) PowerShell
13 36 (26.87%) Finance
14 34 (25.37%) Degree
15 33 (24.63%) DHCP
15 33 (24.63%) Windows 7
15 33 (24.63%) Azure
16 32 (23.88%) VoIP
17 30 (22.39%) Wireless
18 29 (21.64%) MCITP
19 27 (20.15%) Microsoft Office
20 26 (19.40%) SQL
21 25 (18.66%) TCP/IP
22 23 (17.16%) Citrix
22 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008

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 19 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.45%) Skype for Business
3 11 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (7.46%) IIS
5 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (20.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 74 (55.22%) Office 365
2 33 (24.63%) Azure
3 14 (10.45%) AWS
4 13 (9.70%) G Suite
5 8 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.99%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.24%) PaaS
8 2 (1.49%) GCP
8 2 (1.49%) IaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.85%) DNS
1 40 (29.85%) LAN
2 39 (29.10%) WAN
3 33 (24.63%) DHCP
4 32 (23.88%) VoIP
5 30 (22.39%) Wireless
6 25 (18.66%) TCP/IP
7 16 (11.94%) Firewall
8 15 (11.19%) Skype
9 8 (5.97%) Internet
9 8 (5.97%) SAN
10 7 (5.22%) VPN
11 6 (4.48%) IP Telephony
11 6 (4.48%) Network Security
12 4 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.99%) Telepresence
12 4 (2.99%) VLAN
13 3 (2.24%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (2.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (2.99%) Big Data
6 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.99%) Power BI
6 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.24%) QlikView
8 2 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MSI
2 3 (2.24%) NUnit
2 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.49%) MSTest
3 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) Moq
General
1 36 (26.87%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Law
3 3 (2.24%) Legal
3 3 (2.24%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.49%) Marketing
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (26.12%) IT Support
2 34 (25.37%) Support Engineer
3 32 (23.88%) IT Engineer
4 28 (20.90%) IT Support Engineer
5 25 (18.66%) Analyst
6 24 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (11.94%) Support Analyst
8 15 (11.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (10.45%) Desktop Support
10 12 (8.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (8.21%) Architect
12 10 (7.46%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (6.72%) 1st Line Engineer
14 8 (5.97%) Desktop Analyst
14 8 (5.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 8 (5.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
15 7 (5.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
15 7 (5.22%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) .NET
2 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.48%) Middleware
3 6 (4.48%) RESTful
4 3 (2.24%) HTML
4 3 (2.24%) Kafka
4 3 (2.24%) LDAP
4 3 (2.24%) WCF
5 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.49%) jQuery
5 2 (1.49%) Web Services
5 2 (1.49%) XMPP
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.75%) ADO
6 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.75%) React
6 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.72%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.97%) Clustering
3 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.22%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.73%) iPhone
6 4 (2.99%) Replication
7 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.24%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.49%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.75%) iPad
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (80.60%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) Windows 10
3 41 (30.60%) Windows Server
4 33 (24.63%) Windows 7
5 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (14.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (11.19%) Linux
7 15 (11.19%) Mac OS X
8 8 (5.97%) Android
9 7 (5.22%) Solaris
9 7 (5.22%) Unix
10 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.34%) ITIL
2 22 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.69%) Asset Management
4 15 (11.19%) Service Management
5 14 (10.45%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.21%) Time Management
7 10 (7.46%) Information Security
8 9 (6.72%) Change Management
9 8 (5.97%) CRM
9 8 (5.97%) Migration
9 8 (5.97%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (5.22%) Statistics
11 6 (4.48%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (4.48%) Line Management
11 6 (4.48%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.48%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.36%) PowerShell
2 26 (19.40%) SQL
3 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.99%) C#
4 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.24%) C
5 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.49%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (40.30%) MCSE
2 44 (32.84%) MCSA
3 39 (29.10%) MCP
4 34 (25.37%) Degree
5 29 (21.64%) MCITP
6 22 (16.42%) MCTS
7 17 (12.69%) CCNA
7 17 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (8.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (6.72%) MCSD
10 8 (5.97%) CCNP
10 8 (5.97%) MCDST
11 4 (2.99%) A+ Certification
11 4 (2.99%) CISSP
12 3 (2.24%) RHCE
13 2 (1.49%) CCIE
13 2 (1.49%) CCSA
13 2 (1.49%) CCSE
13 2 (1.49%) HND
13 2 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.94%) SLA
2 7 (5.22%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 98 (73.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.18%) Hyper-V
2 19 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.22%) vSphere
3 7 (5.22%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.48%) XenApp
5 4 (2.99%) BitLocker
5 4 (2.99%) DFS Replication
5 4 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.24%) Firmware
6 3 (2.24%) NFS
6 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.49%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.75%) Docker
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (14.18%) SCCM
2 4 (2.99%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.24%) Ansible
3 3 (2.24%) Control-M
3 3 (2.24%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.24%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.24%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.24%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) Foglight
4 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.75%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 95 (70.90%) Microsoft
2 41 (30.60%) VMware
3 40 (29.85%) Cisco
4 23 (17.16%) Citrix
5 10 (7.46%) Oracle
5 10 (7.46%) Sophos
6 9 (6.72%) ServiceNow
7 8 (5.97%) HP
8 7 (5.22%) Splunk
9 6 (4.48%) Sitecore
10 5 (3.73%) Dell
10 5 (3.73%) EMC
10 5 (3.73%) Meraki
10 5 (3.73%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.99%) Apple
11 4 (2.99%) Ivanti
11 4 (2.99%) Polycom
11 4 (2.99%) Sybase
12 3 (2.24%) Veeam
12 3 (2.24%) Yealink