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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 137 132
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 127 132 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.47% 2.10% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.03% 9.06% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 118 108 182
Median salary £42,518 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.48% +3.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £29,700 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1266 1457 2542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.60% 23.15% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1292 2178
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 188 (77.05%) Microsoft
2 172 (70.49%) Windows
3 143 (58.61%) Active Directory
4 127 (52.05%) MCSE
5 97 (39.75%) ITIL
6 86 (35.25%) VMware
7 78 (31.97%) Windows Server
8 76 (31.15%) Finance
9 73 (29.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (27.87%) MS Exchange
11 67 (27.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 66 (27.05%) MCSA
13 60 (24.59%) Cisco
13 60 (24.59%) Hyper-V
14 59 (24.18%) Degree
15 55 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (20.90%) MCP
16 51 (20.90%) SQL Server
17 49 (20.08%) Citrix
18 48 (19.67%) Windows 7
19 47 (19.26%) Cisco Certification
20 44 (18.03%) DNS
20 44 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
21 41 (16.80%) SharePoint
22 40 (16.39%) SQL
23 39 (15.98%) SAN
23 39 (15.98%) SCCM
23 39 (15.98%) MCITP
24 38 (15.57%) CCNA
25 37 (15.16%) Firewall

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 68 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 44 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (16.80%) SharePoint
4 22 (9.02%) Skype for Business
5 17 (6.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (4.92%) IIS
7 9 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.46%) CMS
9 5 (2.05%) Apache
10 3 (1.23%) Confluence
11 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.41%) lighttpd
12 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.05%) InDesign
2 5 (2.05%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.34%) Office 365
2 21 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.23%) G Suite
4 3 (1.23%) SaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Dropbox
5 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.82%) IaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Catchpoint
6 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.03%) DNS
2 39 (15.98%) SAN
3 37 (15.16%) Firewall
4 30 (12.30%) DHCP
5 25 (10.25%) TCP/IP
6 21 (8.61%) WAN
7 20 (8.20%) Skype
7 20 (8.20%) VPN
8 19 (7.79%) LAN
8 19 (7.79%) VoIP
9 12 (4.92%) Wireless
10 11 (4.51%) VLAN
11 10 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (3.28%) Intranet
12 8 (3.28%) iSCSI
12 8 (3.28%) NAS
13 7 (2.87%) Internet
14 6 (2.46%) LDAP
14 6 (2.46%) Unified Communications
15 5 (2.05%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.46%) QlikView
8 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.23%) Big Data
9 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.23%) MySQL
9 3 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) MorphX
4 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (31.15%) Finance
2 18 (7.38%) Banking
3 11 (4.51%) Legal
4 6 (2.46%) Publishing
5 5 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.23%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 44 (18.03%) Analyst
2 40 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (16.39%) Support Engineer
3 26 (10.66%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (10.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (10.25%) Desktop Support
5 21 (8.61%) Service Analyst
5 21 (8.61%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.20%) Developer
6 20 (8.20%) Server Engineer
7 19 (7.79%) Administrator
7 19 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (6.97%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (6.15%) DBA
9 15 (6.15%) IT Support
9 15 (6.15%) Service Desk Support
9 15 (6.15%) SQL DBA
10 14 (5.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.66%) .NET
2 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
3 11 (4.51%) jQuery
3 11 (4.51%) XML
4 10 (4.10%) Web Services
5 9 (3.69%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.28%) CSS
6 8 (3.28%) HTML
7 7 (2.87%) XSLT
8 6 (2.46%) Ajax
9 5 (2.05%) 802.1X
10 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.64%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.64%) HTML5
10 4 (1.64%) Middleware
10 4 (1.64%) REST
10 4 (1.64%) WPF
11 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.23%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (1.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.75%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.38%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.15%) iPhone
4 14 (5.74%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.28%) Clustering
6 8 (3.28%) iPad
7 7 (2.87%) PKI
7 7 (2.87%) Replication
8 5 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.64%) Fintech
9 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.64%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.23%) BYOD
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.23%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.23%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 172 (70.49%) Windows
2 78 (31.97%) Windows Server
3 73 (29.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (27.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (19.67%) Windows 7
6 26 (10.66%) Linux
6 26 (10.66%) Windows 10
7 15 (6.15%) Android
8 13 (5.33%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.69%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.69%) Mac OS X
10 8 (3.28%) Unix
11 7 (2.87%) Solaris
12 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.82%) CentOS
15 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (39.75%) ITIL
2 27 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (7.38%) ITIL V3
4 16 (6.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 15 (6.15%) Service Management
6 13 (5.33%) CRM
7 12 (4.92%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.92%) Software Deployment
8 11 (4.51%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (4.10%) Business Continuity
10 9 (3.69%) Capacity Management
10 9 (3.69%) Data Security
10 9 (3.69%) Migration
10 9 (3.69%) MVC
10 9 (3.69%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.28%) DevOps
11 8 (3.28%) High Availability
11 8 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (3.28%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.39%) SQL
2 27 (11.07%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.38%) C#
4 12 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.69%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.87%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.87%) VB
6 7 (2.87%) VBScript
7 6 (2.46%) Python
7 6 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.64%) Java
8 4 (1.64%) Perl
9 3 (1.23%) C++
9 3 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (1.23%) XPath
10 2 (0.82%) C
10 2 (0.82%) PHP
11 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 127 (52.05%) MCSE
2 66 (27.05%) MCSA
3 59 (24.18%) Degree
4 51 (20.90%) MCP
5 47 (19.26%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (15.98%) MCITP
7 38 (15.57%) CCNA
8 20 (8.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (6.97%) MCTS
10 8 (3.28%) CCNP
10 8 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.46%) CCA
11 6 (2.46%) MCDST
11 6 (2.46%) MCPD
12 5 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.05%) EnCE
12 5 (2.05%) MCSD
13 4 (1.64%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.64%) HND
13 4 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 143 (58.61%) Active Directory
2 60 (24.59%) Hyper-V
3 55 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.97%) vSphere
5 14 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.51%) XenDesktop
7 10 (4.10%) XenApp
8 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.23%) NFS
8 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.41%) pfSense
9 1 (0.41%) vCloud
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (15.98%) SCCM
2 13 (5.33%) SCOM
3 12 (4.92%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.87%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.46%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.05%) Puppet
6 5 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.05%) WSUS
7 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.64%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.23%) Ansible
8 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.23%) Salt
9 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.82%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.82%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 188 (77.05%) Microsoft
2 86 (35.25%) VMware
3 60 (24.59%) Cisco
4 49 (20.08%) Citrix
5 25 (10.25%) NetApp
6 16 (6.56%) HP
6 16 (6.56%) Symantec
7 15 (6.15%) Mitel
8 14 (5.74%) Dell
9 12 (4.92%) McAfee
10 11 (4.51%) Veeam
11 10 (4.10%) Juniper
12 9 (3.69%) Oracle
12 9 (3.69%) Veritas
13 8 (3.28%) EMC
14 7 (2.87%) Remedy
15 6 (2.46%) Apple
15 6 (2.46%) Forcepoint
15 6 (2.46%) Google
15 6 (2.46%) Red Hat
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £63000 per annum + plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Qube Global Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago