Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 215 158
Rank change year-on-year +85 -57 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 154 111 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.21% 1.10% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.68% 5.38% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 131 106 209
Median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +5.26% +15.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,875 £76,250
Central London median annual salary £38,000 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -26.21% +8.42% +13.10%

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 1,319 2,062 2,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.94% 20.35% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,147 1,765 2,196
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,800 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +2 2 £34,750 -28.72%
Microsoft Certification
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 138 (89.61%) Microsoft
2 107 (69.48%) Windows
3 91 (59.09%) MCSA
4 88 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 84 (54.55%) Office 365
6 69 (44.81%) Windows Server
7 63 (40.91%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (33.77%) MCSE
9 50 (32.47%) Azure
10 41 (26.62%) Windows 10
11 36 (23.38%) MCP
11 36 (23.38%) Finance
12 35 (22.73%) Windows 7
13 32 (20.78%) TCP/IP
13 32 (20.78%) SLA
14 29 (18.83%) PowerShell
15 28 (18.18%) DNS
16 26 (16.88%) Line Management
17 24 (15.58%) SQL Server
18 23 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (14.94%) Degree
18 23 (14.94%) VMware
19 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
20 20 (12.99%) SQL
21 19 (12.34%) MS Exchange
22 18 (11.69%) Cisco
22 18 (11.69%) MCITP
23 17 (11.04%) ITIL
23 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
24 16 (10.39%) ShoreTel

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 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.84%) IIS
5 8 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 63 (40.91%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (54.55%) Office 365
2 50 (32.47%) Azure
3 11 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (6.49%) IaaS
5 9 (5.84%) PaaS
5 9 (5.84%) SaaS
6 6 (3.90%) AWS
7 5 (3.25%) G Suite
8 3 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.95%) GCP
9 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.65%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.78%) TCP/IP
2 28 (18.18%) DNS
3 15 (9.74%) DHCP
4 14 (9.09%) VoIP
5 12 (7.79%) LAN
6 11 (7.14%) Firewall
6 11 (7.14%) WAN
7 7 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (3.90%) VPN
9 5 (3.25%) BGP
9 5 (3.25%) Broadband
9 5 (3.25%) Internet
9 5 (3.25%) OSPF
9 5 (3.25%) Wireless
10 3 (1.95%) VLAN
11 2 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.30%) MPLS
11 2 (1.30%) PBX
11 2 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 36 (23.38%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (4.55%) Law
4 6 (3.90%) Front Office
5 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.60%) Legal
7 3 (1.95%) Retail
8 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.30%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (22.73%) Analyst
2 34 (22.08%) IT Support
3 25 (16.23%) Support Engineer
4 24 (15.58%) Support Analyst
5 20 (12.99%) IT Analyst
5 20 (12.99%) IT Support Analyst
6 19 (12.34%) Service Analyst
7 18 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (11.04%) Administrator
9 16 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
10 14 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 13 (8.44%) Active Directory Analyst
11 13 (8.44%) Active Directory Support
11 13 (8.44%) Active Directory Support Analyst
11 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (8.44%) IT Engineer
12 12 (7.79%) Consultant
13 11 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 11 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) .NET
2 7 (4.55%) .NET Core
2 7 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 7 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
2 7 (4.55%) React
2 7 (4.55%) Vue.js
3 4 (2.60%) Web Services
4 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.95%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.65%) COM
5 1 (0.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) CMDB
2 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.90%) iPhone
4 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.65%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (69.48%) Windows
2 69 (44.81%) Windows Server
3 41 (26.62%) Windows 10
4 35 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 11 (7.14%) Linux
9 7 (4.55%) Android
9 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.95%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) Line Management
2 17 (11.04%) ITIL
3 15 (9.74%) Migration
4 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (7.79%) Data Analysis
5 12 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.84%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (5.19%) Presales
9 7 (4.55%) BDD
9 7 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 7 (4.55%) ITSM
9 7 (4.55%) OO
9 7 (4.55%) OOP
9 7 (4.55%) Scrum
9 7 (4.55%) Service Management
9 7 (4.55%) TDD
10 6 (3.90%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.83%) PowerShell
2 20 (12.99%) SQL
3 8 (5.19%) C#
3 8 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.90%) Python
5 5 (3.25%) C
6 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (59.09%) MCSA
2 52 (33.77%) MCSE
3 36 (23.38%) MCP
4 23 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (14.94%) Degree
5 18 (11.69%) MCITP
6 14 (9.09%) CCNA
6 14 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
6 14 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 14 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.55%) CCNP
8 5 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.60%) CCIE
9 4 (2.60%) CCSA
9 4 (2.60%) CCSE
9 4 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.95%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.95%) MCDST
10 3 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 88 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.49%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.95%) vSphere
6 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) SCCM
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.95%) Ansible
3 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.95%) Puppet
3 3 (1.95%) Terraform
4 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.30%) MIIS
4 2 (1.30%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 138 (89.61%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.94%) VMware
3 18 (11.69%) Cisco
4 16 (10.39%) ShoreTel
5 15 (9.74%) Dell
5 15 (9.74%) HP
6 12 (7.79%) Citrix
7 7 (4.55%) Apple
8 6 (3.90%) Avaya
8 6 (3.90%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.90%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.90%) Nortel
8 6 (3.90%) Reuters
9 5 (3.25%) CyberArk
9 5 (3.25%) Sophos
10 4 (2.60%) F5
10 4 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.60%) Veeam
11 3 (1.95%) Aderant
11 3 (1.95%) BeyondTrust