Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 197 212
Rank change year-on-year +73 +15 -77
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 73 134 144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.97% 1.32% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.63% 7.35% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 61 116 132
Median annual salary £35,000 £38,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% -29.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £35,000 £43,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% -12.50% +17.65%

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 687 1,822 2,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.55% 17.99% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 585 1,528 2,045
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £35,510 £28,925 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 67 (91.78%) Microsoft
2 46 (63.01%) Windows
3 41 (56.16%) Office 365
4 36 (49.32%) Windows 10
5 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
6 30 (41.10%) Azure
7 28 (38.36%) Finance
8 25 (34.25%) Microsoft Office
9 24 (32.88%) MCSE
10 22 (30.14%) MCSA
11 21 (28.77%) MCP
12 20 (27.40%) Management Information System
13 16 (21.92%) Degree
14 15 (20.55%) Windows 7
15 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
15 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
15 14 (19.18%) VMware
15 14 (19.18%) HP
16 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
17 12 (16.44%) CTC Cleared
17 12 (16.44%) CMDB
17 12 (16.44%) Dell
17 12 (16.44%) CCNA
17 12 (16.44%) Windows XP
17 12 (16.44%) Firewall
18 11 (15.07%) PaaS
18 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
19 10 (13.70%) SQL
19 10 (13.70%) SQL Server

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 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.74%) IIS
3 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.37%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (56.16%) Office 365
2 30 (41.10%) Azure
3 11 (15.07%) PaaS
4 7 (9.59%) IaaS
5 6 (8.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (6.85%) AWS
7 4 (5.48%) SaaS
8 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.37%) Power Platform
10 1 (1.37%) PowerApps
10 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) Firewall
2 7 (9.59%) LAN
2 7 (9.59%) VPN
2 7 (9.59%) WAN
3 6 (8.22%) Network Security
3 6 (8.22%) PBX
4 4 (5.48%) Skype
5 2 (2.74%) DNS
5 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.74%) VoIP
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.37%) SSL
6 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Law
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Desktop Support
2 20 (27.40%) Analyst
3 19 (26.03%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (26.03%) Support Analyst
4 18 (24.66%) Desktop Analyst
4 18 (24.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 18 (24.66%) Windows Support Analyst
5 16 (21.92%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 16 (21.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 16 (21.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 16 (21.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 16 (21.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 16 (21.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 11 (15.07%) IT Support
7 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (10.96%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (10.96%) Consultant
8 8 (10.96%) Support Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Architect
10 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) React
3 1 (1.37%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.37%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Management Information System
2 12 (16.44%) CMDB
3 7 (9.59%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.48%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 36 (49.32%) Windows 10
3 15 (20.55%) Windows 7
4 12 (16.44%) Windows XP
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.74%) Linux
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) DevOps
1 9 (12.33%) Migration
1 9 (12.33%) Presales
2 8 (10.96%) ITIL
3 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (8.22%) Change Control
4 6 (8.22%) Change Management
4 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.22%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (8.22%) Network Virtualisation
4 6 (8.22%) Statistics
4 6 (8.22%) Strategic Roadmap
4 6 (8.22%) Task Automation
5 5 (6.85%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.85%) Mathematics
5 5 (6.85%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (6.85%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.48%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (5.48%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) MCSE
2 22 (30.14%) MCSA
3 21 (28.77%) MCP
4 16 (21.92%) Degree
5 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
5 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
6 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (16.44%) CCNA
7 12 (16.44%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.37%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.37%) CEH
9 1 (1.37%) CISA
9 1 (1.37%) CISSP
9 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.37%) MCITP
9 1 (1.37%) OSCP
9 1 (1.37%) RHCE
9 1 (1.37%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Terraform
3 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (91.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) HP
2 14 (19.18%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Dell
4 10 (13.70%) Cisco
5 7 (9.59%) Meraki
6 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.22%) Netskope
6 6 (8.22%) Zscaler
7 5 (6.85%) Blue Coat
7 5 (6.85%) Citrix
8 2 (2.74%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.74%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.74%) Veeam
9 1 (1.37%) BeyondTrust
9 1 (1.37%) ForgeRock
9 1 (1.37%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.37%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.37%) Snow