Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 143 228
Rank change year-on-year -47 +85 -72
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 175 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 2.07% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.10% 10.93% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 34 147 100
10th Percentile £26,725 £25,000 £28,775
25th Percentile £46,563 £29,795 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £38,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +71.05% -24.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £77,500 £54,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £61,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £38,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +57.89% -24.00% +11.11%

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 903 1,601 2,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.65% 18.91% 20.73%
Number of salaries quoted 765 1,419 1,843
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
1 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
3 20 (54.05%) Azure
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft 365
5 16 (43.24%) Citrix
6 15 (40.54%) Finance
7 13 (35.14%) MCSE
8 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
8 12 (32.43%) SCCM
8 12 (32.43%) DevOps
9 11 (29.73%) XenDesktop
9 11 (29.73%) ITIL
10 10 (27.03%) Migration
10 10 (27.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (24.32%) Project Delivery
11 9 (24.32%) VMware
11 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
12 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (21.62%) Law
12 8 (21.62%) MCSA
12 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (21.62%) CCNA
12 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (18.92%) Cisco
13 7 (18.92%) High Availability

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 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.70%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 20 (54.05%) Azure
2 17 (45.95%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (27.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (5.41%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.70%) Power Automate
5 1 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) MSI
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) HP Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) PKI
2 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2019
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) DevOps
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 10 (27.03%) Migration
4 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (24.32%) Project Delivery
5 7 (18.92%) High Availability
6 6 (16.22%) Architecture Roadmap
7 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) Release Management
8 4 (10.81%) Software License Management
9 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (5.41%) Change Control
10 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (5.41%) Requirements Gathering
10 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) MCSE
2 8 (21.62%) CCNA
2 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) MCSA
3 6 (16.22%) CISSP
4 3 (8.11%) Linux+ Certification
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) ACCA
6 1 (2.70%) CCA
6 1 (2.70%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) CIMA
6 1 (2.70%) CISM
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) XenDesktop
3 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (16.22%) XenApp
5 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (8.11%) VMware Server
7 2 (5.41%) Firmware
7 2 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (16.22%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) vCenter Server
4 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (5.41%) Ansible
5 2 (5.41%) PowerCLI
5 2 (5.41%) Terraform
6 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Citrix
3 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) Snow
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 3 (8.11%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.41%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.70%) MobileIron