Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 169 221
Rank change year-on-year +15 +52 -84
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 61 146 119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.60% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 8.92% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 62 121 113
Median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.67% -25.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,025 £23,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% -18.48% +2.22%

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 805 1,636 2,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.84% 17.93% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 679 1,406 1,811
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,250 £30,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.20% - +13.64%

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 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 48 (78.69%) Microsoft
2 39 (63.93%) Windows
3 36 (59.02%) Azure
4 34 (55.74%) Active Directory
5 33 (54.10%) Office 365
6 23 (37.70%) Finance
7 20 (32.79%) MCSE
8 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
9 18 (29.51%) Windows 10
10 16 (26.23%) DevOps
10 16 (26.23%) VMware
11 15 (24.59%) CCNA
11 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (21.31%) Cisco
12 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (21.31%) SCCM
13 12 (19.67%) MCSA
13 12 (19.67%) ITIL
14 11 (18.03%) Citrix
14 11 (18.03%) Migration
14 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (16.39%) Firewall
15 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
15 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (16.39%) SQL
16 9 (14.75%) MCP
16 9 (14.75%) XenDesktop
16 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
17 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016

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 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
2 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) Content Management Server
4 1 (1.64%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 36 (59.02%) Azure
2 33 (54.10%) Office 365
3 8 (13.11%) PaaS
4 6 (9.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (9.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (8.20%) IaaS
6 4 (6.56%) AWS
7 3 (4.92%) SaaS
8 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.64%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.64%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) Firewall
2 8 (13.11%) VPN
3 7 (11.48%) WAN
4 6 (9.84%) LAN
4 6 (9.84%) Network Security
4 6 (9.84%) PBX
5 3 (4.92%) DNS
5 3 (4.92%) Skype
6 2 (3.28%) DHCP
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (19.67%) Desktop Support
3 11 (18.03%) Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Support Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 9 (14.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (14.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Architect
5 9 (14.75%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Windows Support Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Consultant
8 6 (9.84%) Network Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) Node.js
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.92%) CMDB
4 3 (4.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (63.93%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Windows 10
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (11.48%) Linux
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) DevOps
2 12 (19.67%) ITIL
3 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (18.03%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.84%) High Availability
5 6 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (9.84%) Network Virtualisation
5 6 (9.84%) Presales
5 6 (9.84%) Proactive Monitoring
5 6 (9.84%) Project Delivery
5 6 (9.84%) Statistics
5 6 (9.84%) Strategic Roadmap
6 5 (8.20%) Change Control
6 5 (8.20%) Change Management
6 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) Java
4 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.92%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) MCSE
2 15 (24.59%) CCNA
2 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (19.67%) MCSA
4 9 (14.75%) MCP
5 8 (13.11%) Degree
6 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (8.20%) CISSP
8 3 (4.92%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.64%) CCA
9 1 (1.64%) CISM
9 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.64%) RHCE
9 1 (1.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (55.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.75%) XenDesktop
4 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.20%) XenApp
6 3 (4.92%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.64%) Firmware
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (8.20%) SCOM
4 3 (4.92%) Ansible
4 3 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (4.92%) Terraform
5 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (78.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.23%) VMware
3 13 (21.31%) Cisco
4 11 (18.03%) Citrix
5 8 (13.11%) SolarWinds
6 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
6 6 (9.84%) Meraki
6 6 (9.84%) Netskope
6 6 (9.84%) Zscaler
7 5 (8.20%) Blue Coat
8 4 (6.56%) HP
9 3 (4.92%) Dell
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.28%) Snow
10 2 (3.28%) Veeam
11 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.64%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.64%) Riverbed