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

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 124 201
Rank change year-on-year -88 +77 +29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 70 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 1.96% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 10.56% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 28 61 114
10th Percentile £32,125 £25,650 £24,475
25th Percentile £43,750 £29,750 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £35,000 £40,250
Median % change year-on-year +82.14% -13.04% -19.50%
75th Percentile £72,500 £48,750 £66,938
90th Percentile £85,750 £73,750 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £50,250 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +43.57% -22.22% -2.17%

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 880 663 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.81% 18.52% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 756 575 1,479
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,650 £29,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,537 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +1.63%

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 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (69.44%) Windows
3 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
4 22 (61.11%) Azure
5 17 (47.22%) MCSE
6 14 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
7 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
8 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
8 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
8 11 (30.56%) Finance
8 11 (30.56%) VMware
9 10 (27.78%) DNS
9 10 (27.78%) Data Protection
10 9 (25.00%) Degree
10 9 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
10 9 (25.00%) Migration
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (22.22%) Citrix
12 7 (19.44%) IaaS
12 7 (19.44%) HP
12 7 (19.44%) CCNA
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
12 7 (19.44%) DHCP
13 6 (16.67%) Python
13 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (61.11%) Azure
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (19.44%) IaaS
5 4 (11.11%) PaaS
6 3 (8.33%) AWS
6 3 (8.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (8.33%) Azure Storage
6 3 (8.33%) Serverless
7 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.78%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (2.78%) HP Helion
7 1 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.78%) Power Automate
7 1 (2.78%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) DNS
2 7 (19.44%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) Skype
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 3 (8.33%) Network Security
4 3 (8.33%) SAN
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) HTTP
5 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) Intranet
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) VoIP
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Power BI
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) GitLab
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 5 (13.89%) Financial Institution
2 5 (13.89%) Social Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Legal
3 4 (11.11%) Retail
4 3 (8.33%) Law
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.56%) Advertising
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Front Office
6 1 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Technical Support
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Lead Cloud Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) HP Storage Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) MDX
2 1 (2.78%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.78%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 4 (11.11%) Hedge funds
1 4 (11.11%) PKI
1 4 (11.11%) Replication
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.89%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) VMS
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Data Protection
2 9 (25.00%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (13.89%) Server Management
4 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.89%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Coaching
5 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Go
3 3 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) MCSE
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
3 7 (19.44%) CCNA
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.89%) MCSA
5 3 (8.33%) CCNP
5 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CCDA
6 2 (5.56%) CCENT
6 2 (5.56%) CEH
6 2 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (5.56%) CWNA
6 2 (5.56%) Master's Degree
6 2 (5.56%) MCDST
6 2 (5.56%) MCP
6 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CISSP
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 4 (11.11%) GDPR
3 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (13.89%) vSphere
5 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 4 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (8.33%) Docker
6 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.11%) OfficeScan
2 4 (11.11%) SCOM
2 4 (11.11%) Terraform
2 4 (11.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.33%) PowerCLI
3 3 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.56%) Ansible
4 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) Citrix
4 7 (19.44%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) Altiris
5 4 (11.11%) Huawei
5 4 (11.11%) McAfee
5 4 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (11.11%) Veritas
6 3 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (5.56%) Apple
7 2 (5.56%) Meraki
7 2 (5.56%) Sophos
8 1 (2.78%) Databricks
8 1 (2.78%) ForgeRock
8 1 (2.78%) Google
8 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.78%) NetApp
8 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto