Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 131 155
Rank change year-on-year -89 +24 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 134 232 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 2.26% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 10.15% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 117 217 194
City of London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £27,575
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -0.57%

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 2,335 2,286 2,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.92% 22.25% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,017 2,038 2,373
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,556
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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.

1 106 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 93 (69.40%) Windows
3 84 (62.69%) MCSE
4 63 (47.01%) Active Directory
5 59 (44.03%) Finance
6 52 (38.81%) Windows Server
7 51 (38.06%) ITIL
8 50 (37.31%) Office 365
9 47 (35.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 42 (31.34%) MCSA
11 39 (29.10%) VMware
12 33 (24.63%) MS Exchange
13 30 (22.39%) Citrix
13 30 (22.39%) Firewall
14 29 (21.64%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (20.90%) Microsoft Office
16 26 (19.40%) SQL
16 26 (19.40%) Windows 10
17 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (18.66%) SQL Server
18 23 (17.16%) DNS
18 23 (17.16%) TCP/IP
18 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 22 (16.42%) PowerShell
19 22 (16.42%) ITIL V3
19 22 (16.42%) WAN
19 22 (16.42%) Cisco
20 21 (15.67%) LAN
20 21 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (15.67%) 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 33 (24.63%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.93%) SharePoint
3 15 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.97%) IIS
5 7 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.99%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.75%) Apache
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (20.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (37.31%) Office 365
2 47 (35.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.22%) IaaS
6 5 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.73%) G Suite
7 4 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.99%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.99%) SaaS
8 3 (2.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.39%) Firewall
2 23 (17.16%) DNS
2 23 (17.16%) TCP/IP
3 22 (16.42%) WAN
4 21 (15.67%) LAN
5 17 (12.69%) SAN
6 14 (10.45%) DHCP
7 13 (9.70%) BGP
7 13 (9.70%) VLAN
7 13 (9.70%) VPN
8 11 (8.21%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (8.21%) Internet
9 9 (6.72%) NX-OS
9 9 (6.72%) OSPF
9 9 (6.72%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (3.73%) Skype
10 5 (3.73%) VoIP
11 4 (2.99%) FTP
11 4 (2.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.46%) Power BI
4 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.22%) MySQL
6 5 (3.73%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.75%) GitLab
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (44.03%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Law
3 13 (9.70%) Banking
4 9 (6.72%) Financial Institution
5 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.48%) Legal
7 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.99%) Marketing
8 4 (2.99%) Retail
9 3 (2.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.75%) Billing
10 1 (0.75%) Front Office
10 1 (0.75%) Games
10 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (19.40%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.16%) Analyst
3 13 (9.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.21%) Network Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.72%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Consultant
7 8 (5.97%) IT Support
7 8 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Developer
8 7 (5.22%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) .NET
2 9 (6.72%) 802.1X
3 7 (5.22%) JSON
3 7 (5.22%) Middleware
4 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.73%) Entity Framework
4 5 (3.73%) XML
5 3 (2.24%) Web Services
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) HTML
6 1 (0.75%) jQuery
6 1 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.97%) User Experience
3 5 (3.73%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.99%) Replication
5 3 (2.24%) BYOD
5 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.24%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.24%) Fintech
6 2 (1.49%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.49%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 93 (69.40%) Windows
2 52 (38.81%) Windows Server
3 26 (19.40%) Windows 10
4 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (14.18%) Windows 7
7 14 (10.45%) Linux
8 10 (7.46%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.73%) Unix
10 2 (1.49%) Android
10 2 (1.49%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.06%) ITIL
2 22 (16.42%) ITIL V3
3 17 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (11.94%) Scrum
5 12 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (8.96%) CRM
5 12 (8.96%) DevOps
5 12 (8.96%) Network Design
6 11 (8.21%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.21%) Migration
6 11 (8.21%) SDLC
7 10 (7.46%) Presales
7 10 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (7.46%) Project Management
8 9 (6.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (6.72%) Service Management
9 7 (5.22%) Identity Management
10 6 (4.48%) Business Development
10 6 (4.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.40%) SQL
2 22 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.72%) Python
4 8 (5.97%) C#
5 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.99%) C++
6 4 (2.99%) Java
6 4 (2.99%) Perl
6 4 (2.99%) PHP
7 1 (0.75%) C
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (62.69%) MCSE
2 42 (31.34%) MCSA
3 29 (21.64%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (14.18%) CCNA
5 17 (12.69%) MCP
6 15 (11.19%) CCNP
6 15 (11.19%) Degree
7 12 (8.96%) MCDST
8 10 (7.46%) CCSA
8 10 (7.46%) MCITP
9 9 (6.72%) CCIE
9 9 (6.72%) CCSE
10 8 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (3.73%) CCA
12 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
13 4 (2.99%) AWS Certification
14 3 (2.24%) A+ Certification
14 3 (2.24%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.69%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (47.01%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.67%) Hyper-V
2 21 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.70%) XenApp
4 7 (5.22%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.49%) vSphere
8 2 (1.49%) XenServer
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (8.21%) SCCM
2 6 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.48%) Puppet
3 5 (3.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.73%) Jamf Pro
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.73%) WSUS
4 4 (2.99%) Ansible
4 4 (2.99%) Salt
5 3 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.49%) Nagios
6 2 (1.49%) Terraform
6 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.75%) Clonezilla
7 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 106 (79.10%) Microsoft
2 39 (29.10%) VMware
3 30 (22.39%) Citrix
4 22 (16.42%) Cisco
5 13 (9.70%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.72%) F5
6 9 (6.72%) Palo Alto
7 6 (4.48%) Apple
7 6 (4.48%) Dell
7 6 (4.48%) Sophos
8 5 (3.73%) Mitel
8 5 (3.73%) Okta
8 5 (3.73%) Remedy
9 4 (2.99%) NETGEAR
9 4 (2.99%) SaltStack
9 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.99%) Symantec
10 3 (2.24%) McAfee
10 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com