Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 130 166
Rank change year-on-year -62 +36 -34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 167 244 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 2.40% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.89% 10.15% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 153 228 202
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,150 £26,250 £26,825
90th Percentile £82,500 £63,000 £72,375
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

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 2,425 2,403 2,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.18% 23.66% 23.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,119 2,134 2,677
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £31,507
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +0.92%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 £55,000 -
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 127 (76.05%) Microsoft
2 106 (63.47%) MCSE
3 102 (61.08%) Windows
4 87 (52.10%) Active Directory
5 74 (44.31%) Finance
6 69 (41.32%) ITIL
7 62 (37.13%) Office 365
8 56 (33.53%) MCSA
9 51 (30.54%) Windows Server
10 50 (29.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 48 (28.74%) PowerShell
12 47 (28.14%) Firewall
13 44 (26.35%) VMware
14 43 (25.75%) Citrix
15 41 (24.55%) MCITP
16 40 (23.95%) DNS
17 38 (22.75%) TCP/IP
18 37 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
19 35 (20.96%) SQL
20 34 (20.36%) MCP
21 33 (19.76%) SCCM
22 32 (19.16%) Windows 7
22 32 (19.16%) Cisco Certification
23 31 (18.56%) SQL Server
23 31 (18.56%) Cisco
23 31 (18.56%) Windows 10
24 27 (16.17%) VPN
24 27 (16.17%) WAN
24 27 (16.17%) C#
24 27 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure

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 26 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.18%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.19%) IIS
6 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.60%) Apache
9 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (37.13%) Office 365
2 50 (29.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (11.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.59%) IaaS
6 5 (2.99%) G Suite
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.80%) SaaS
8 3 (1.80%) Slack
9 2 (1.20%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.20%) PaaS
10 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.14%) Firewall
2 40 (23.95%) DNS
3 38 (22.75%) TCP/IP
4 27 (16.17%) VPN
4 27 (16.17%) WAN
5 26 (15.57%) LAN
6 17 (10.18%) Internet
7 15 (8.98%) BGP
8 13 (7.78%) SAN
9 12 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (7.19%) DHCP
10 11 (6.59%) NX-OS
10 11 (6.59%) OSPF
10 11 (6.59%) Structured Cabling
10 11 (6.59%) VLAN
11 9 (5.39%) Skype
11 9 (5.39%) VoIP
12 7 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (2.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (6.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (5.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.59%) Power BI
6 5 (2.99%) MySQL
7 4 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.60%) Big Data
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) MSI
3 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 74 (44.31%) Finance
2 20 (11.98%) Law
3 15 (8.98%) Banking
4 12 (7.19%) Financial Institution
4 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.39%) Advertising
6 6 (3.59%) Marketing
7 5 (2.99%) Legal
8 4 (2.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.77%) Analyst
2 25 (14.97%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.38%) Consultant
4 16 (9.58%) Active Directory Consultant
5 15 (8.98%) Azure Consultant
5 15 (8.98%) Exchange Consultant
6 14 (8.38%) Office 365 Consultant
6 14 (8.38%) Service Analyst
7 13 (7.78%) Desktop Support
7 13 (7.78%) Network Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.19%) Developer
8 12 (7.19%) IT Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) SCCM Consultant
9 11 (6.59%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.18%) .NET
2 11 (6.59%) 802.1X
3 7 (4.19%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.99%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.99%) JSON
4 5 (2.99%) Middleware
4 5 (2.99%) Web Services
5 4 (2.40%) XML
6 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.80%) CSS
7 2 (1.20%) HTML
7 2 (1.20%) jQuery
8 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.60%) React
8 1 (0.60%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.39%) Replication
1 9 (5.39%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.79%) User Experience
3 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.80%) BYOD
6 3 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.80%) Fintech
7 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.20%) Clustering
7 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (61.08%) Windows
2 51 (30.54%) Windows Server
3 32 (19.16%) Windows 7
4 31 (18.56%) Windows 10
5 25 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.59%) Linux
7 11 (6.59%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.99%) Android
8 5 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (41.32%) ITIL
2 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.17%) Scrum
4 19 (11.38%) ITIL V3
5 16 (9.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (9.58%) Migration
6 15 (8.98%) Information Security
7 13 (7.78%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.78%) Network Design
8 12 (7.19%) DevOps
8 12 (7.19%) Software Deployment
9 11 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (6.59%) Project Management
10 10 (5.99%) ETL
10 10 (5.99%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (5.39%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.79%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (4.79%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.74%) PowerShell
2 35 (20.96%) SQL
3 27 (16.17%) C#
4 14 (8.38%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.99%) PHP
6 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.40%) C
6 4 (2.40%) C++
6 4 (2.40%) Java
6 4 (2.40%) Perl
6 4 (2.40%) Python
7 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (63.47%) MCSE
2 56 (33.53%) MCSA
3 41 (24.55%) MCITP
4 34 (20.36%) MCP
5 32 (19.16%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (14.37%) MCTS
7 21 (12.57%) CCNA
8 15 (8.98%) Degree
9 12 (7.19%) CCNP
9 12 (7.19%) CCSA
10 11 (6.59%) CCIE
10 11 (6.59%) CCSE
10 11 (6.59%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (5.99%) CISM
11 10 (5.99%) CISSP
12 9 (5.39%) MCDST
12 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 8 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (4.19%) CISA
15 5 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.77%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.80%) GDPR
4 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 87 (52.10%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.17%) Hyper-V
2 27 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.59%) XenApp
4 8 (4.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.19%) vSphere
6 5 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.80%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (19.76%) SCCM
2 11 (6.59%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.59%) WSUS
4 5 (2.99%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (2.40%) Ansible
5 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.40%) Puppet
5 4 (2.40%) Salt
6 3 (1.80%) SCOM
7 2 (1.20%) Perfmon
7 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.20%) WMI
8 1 (0.60%) CASB
8 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 127 (76.05%) Microsoft
2 44 (26.35%) VMware
3 43 (25.75%) Citrix
4 31 (18.56%) Cisco
5 15 (8.98%) CheckPoint
6 11 (6.59%) Apple
6 11 (6.59%) F5
6 11 (6.59%) Palo Alto
7 10 (5.99%) NETGEAR
8 7 (4.19%) Sophos
9 6 (3.59%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.99%) Capita
10 5 (2.99%) ConnectWise
10 5 (2.99%) Draytek
10 5 (2.99%) Okta
10 5 (2.99%) Veeam
11 4 (2.40%) iManage
11 4 (2.40%) Mitel
11 4 (2.40%) MobileIron
11 4 (2.40%) SaltStack