Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 139 141
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 -54
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 209 227 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.95% 2.23% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.50% 9.04% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 197 205 268
City of London median annual salary £47,500 £41,001 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.85% -8.89% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,400 £27,750 £26,925
90th Percentile £76,750 £63,100 £65,000
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.10% -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 2,459 2,512 3,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.94% 24.68% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,189 2,252 3,048
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,050 £31,505
90th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 165 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 115 (55.02%) MCSE
3 113 (54.07%) Windows
4 107 (51.20%) Active Directory
5 89 (42.58%) Finance
6 78 (37.32%) ITIL
7 77 (36.84%) Office 365
8 66 (31.58%) MCSA
9 54 (25.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 49 (23.44%) PowerShell
11 47 (22.49%) VMware
12 43 (20.57%) MCITP
13 42 (20.10%) Firewall
13 42 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
14 41 (19.62%) Citrix
15 40 (19.14%) SQL
15 40 (19.14%) SCCM
16 38 (18.18%) Windows Server
17 32 (15.31%) Windows 7
17 32 (15.31%) DNS
18 31 (14.83%) SQL Server
18 31 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (14.35%) MCP
20 28 (13.40%) Cisco
20 28 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
21 27 (12.92%) TCP/IP
22 26 (12.44%) SLA
22 26 (12.44%) MCTS
23 25 (11.96%) Windows 10
24 24 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory

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 24 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 23 (11.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.31%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.83%) IIS
5 7 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.96%) Apache
8 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.48%) CMS
9 1 (0.48%) Confluence
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Eikon
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (36.84%) Office 365
2 54 (25.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.39%) IaaS
6 5 (2.39%) SaaS
7 4 (1.91%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.44%) Slack
9 2 (0.96%) G Suite
10 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.10%) Firewall
2 32 (15.31%) DNS
3 27 (12.92%) TCP/IP
4 21 (10.05%) WAN
5 20 (9.57%) LAN
6 19 (9.09%) Internet
7 16 (7.66%) VPN
8 10 (4.78%) DHCP
9 8 (3.83%) Skype
9 8 (3.83%) VoIP
10 7 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.87%) SAN
12 5 (2.39%) BGP
12 5 (2.39%) NX-OS
12 5 (2.39%) OSPF
12 5 (2.39%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (2.39%) VLAN
12 5 (2.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.91%) Big Data
7 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.44%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.48%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.48%) MySQL
9 1 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) MSI
2 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 89 (42.58%) Finance
2 15 (7.18%) Advertising
3 14 (6.70%) Law
4 11 (5.26%) Banking
5 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.35%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.87%) Legal
8 5 (2.39%) Retail
9 4 (1.91%) Arabic Language
9 4 (1.91%) Front Office
9 4 (1.91%) Marketing
10 3 (1.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (20.57%) Support Engineer
2 31 (14.83%) Desktop Support
3 30 (14.35%) Analyst
4 23 (11.00%) Consultant
5 19 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) Office 365 Consultant
7 17 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (8.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 17 (8.13%) Support Analyst
8 16 (7.66%) DBA
8 16 (7.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (7.18%) Active Directory Consultant
9 15 (7.18%) Azure Consultant
9 15 (7.18%) Exchange Consultant
9 15 (7.18%) SQL DBA
10 14 (6.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (6.70%) IT Support
11 12 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.74%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (5.74%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.61%) .NET
2 11 (5.26%) XML
3 8 (3.83%) JSON
4 5 (2.39%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.39%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.91%) Web Services
6 3 (1.44%) CSS
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.96%) HTML
7 2 (0.96%) jQuery
7 2 (0.96%) XMPP
8 1 (0.48%) COM
8 1 (0.48%) React
8 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.48%) Velocity
8 1 (0.48%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.22%) iPhone
3 12 (5.74%) Replication
4 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.83%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.83%) User Experience
6 7 (3.35%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.87%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.91%) Clustering
9 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.44%) STB
10 2 (0.96%) BYOD
10 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.96%) Fintech
10 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) iPad
11 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (54.07%) Windows
2 38 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 32 (15.31%) Windows 7
4 25 (11.96%) Windows 10
5 20 (9.57%) Android
6 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.31%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.31%) Linux
8 6 (2.87%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.91%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (37.32%) ITIL
2 23 (11.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 19 (9.09%) Information Security
4 17 (8.13%) Incident Management
5 16 (7.66%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (6.70%) Migration
7 13 (6.22%) ETL
7 13 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.22%) Risk Management
8 12 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.74%) Privileged Access Management
8 12 (5.74%) Software Deployment
9 11 (5.26%) Cryptography
9 11 (5.26%) Data Loss Prevention
9 11 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
9 11 (5.26%) Scrum
9 11 (5.26%) Security Monitoring
9 11 (5.26%) Security Operations
9 11 (5.26%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.44%) PowerShell
2 40 (19.14%) SQL
3 22 (10.53%) C#
4 8 (3.83%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.35%) C
6 5 (2.39%) VBScript
7 3 (1.44%) Java
7 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.96%) VB
9 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.48%) Perl
9 1 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 115 (55.02%) MCSE
2 66 (31.58%) MCSA
3 43 (20.57%) MCITP
4 30 (14.35%) MCP
5 28 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (12.44%) MCTS
7 18 (8.61%) CCNA
8 17 (8.13%) CISM
8 17 (8.13%) CISSP
9 15 (7.18%) MCDST
10 14 (6.70%) A+ Certification
10 14 (6.70%) Degree
11 11 (5.26%) CISA
12 10 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (4.31%) CCNP
13 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 6 (2.87%) GIAC
14 6 (2.87%) RHCE
15 5 (2.39%) CCSE
15 5 (2.39%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.44%) SLA
2 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.91%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (51.20%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.13%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.22%) XenApp
5 10 (4.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (4.31%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.83%) BitLocker
8 7 (3.35%) vSphere
9 6 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (19.14%) SCCM
2 13 (6.22%) SCOM
3 11 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (3.35%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (2.87%) SCDPM
6 6 (2.87%) SCSM
6 6 (2.87%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.91%) Perfmon
8 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.44%) WMI
8 3 (1.44%) WSUS
9 2 (0.96%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.48%) CASB
10 1 (0.48%) vRealize
10 1 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 165 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 47 (22.49%) VMware
3 41 (19.62%) Citrix
4 28 (13.40%) Cisco
5 15 (7.18%) ServiceNow
6 14 (6.70%) Apple
7 8 (3.83%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.83%) Nintex
8 6 (2.87%) NETGEAR
8 6 (2.87%) Oracle
9 5 (2.39%) Draytek
9 5 (2.39%) F5
9 5 (2.39%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.39%) SAP
9 5 (2.39%) Symantec
9 5 (2.39%) Veeam
10 4 (1.91%) Google
10 4 (1.91%) iManage
10 4 (1.91%) Polycom
10 4 (1.91%) Sun