Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 132 221
Rank change year-on-year -83 +89 -29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 113 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 2.06% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 11.08% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 28 105 106
10th Percentile £32,675 £25,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £54,688 £30,000 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +82.14% -22.22% -16.67%
75th Percentile £72,500 £54,750 £69,188
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,800 £75,625
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £37,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +60.00% -23.08% -2.50%

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 914 1,020 1,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.33% 18.63% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 786 903 1,734
10th Percentile £42,125 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £63,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.24% +1.60% -
75th Percentile £84,688 £81,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 21 (67.74%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 19 (61.29%) Azure
4 18 (58.06%) MCSE
5 14 (45.16%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (38.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (38.71%) Citrix
6 12 (38.71%) VMware
6 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (32.26%) CCNA
8 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) Migration
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
8 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (22.58%) vCenter Server
9 7 (22.58%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (19.35%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
10 6 (19.35%) Project Delivery
10 6 (19.35%) Law
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (16.13%) HP
11 5 (16.13%) SAN
11 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V

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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (61.29%) Azure
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (38.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (16.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (16.13%) Azure Storage
4 5 (16.13%) IaaS
5 2 (6.45%) AWS
5 2 (6.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (3.23%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) NetScaler
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) HTTP
4 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Law
3 3 (9.68%) Social Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) HP Storage Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) SAN Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Storage Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) SailPoint
1 1 (3.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (19.35%) Project Delivery
4 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (12.90%) DevOps
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
6 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
7 2 (6.45%) Change Management
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) MCSE
2 10 (32.26%) CCNA
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (12.90%) MCSA
5 3 (9.68%) CCNP
6 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
6 2 (6.45%) CCDA
6 2 (6.45%) CCENT
6 2 (6.45%) CEH
6 2 (6.45%) CISSP
6 2 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (6.45%) CWNA
6 2 (6.45%) Master's Degree
6 2 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (3.23%) ACCA
7 1 (3.23%) CIMA
7 1 (3.23%) CISA
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (22.58%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.45%) Firmware
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.23%) vSphere
7 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) vCenter Server
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (16.13%) PowerCLI
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Citrix
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (16.13%) 3PAR
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Meraki
5 2 (6.45%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.23%) ForgeRock
6 1 (3.23%) iManage
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.23%) Snow
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds