Period
to 14 April 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 601 1,182 1,614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 12.37% 13.95% 15.75%
As % of the Vendors category 38.16% 38.58% 40.09%
Number of salaries quoted 488 1,026 1,460
10th Percentile £41,250 £28,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £40,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
75th Percentile £82,250 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £107,875 £83,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,575 3,064 4,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.43% 36.16% 39.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,318 2,555 3,593
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £91,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £68,500 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.30% +1.67% +4.35%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 308 (51.25%) Azure
2 184 (30.62%) SQL
3 160 (26.62%) Finance
4 155 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (25.29%) .NET
6 143 (23.79%) Power Platform
7 135 (22.46%) Windows
8 134 (22.30%) Microsoft 365
9 126 (20.97%) SQL Server
10 120 (19.97%) Active Directory
11 114 (18.97%) C#
12 111 (18.47%) DevOps
13 97 (16.14%) Degree
14 92 (15.31%) SharePoint
15 82 (13.64%) AWS
16 79 (13.14%) Power BI
16 79 (13.14%) VMware
16 79 (13.14%) CSS
17 78 (12.98%) JavaScript
17 78 (12.98%) Banking
18 76 (12.65%) Python
18 76 (12.65%) Dynamics 365
19 74 (12.31%) CRM
20 72 (11.98%) Azure Active Directory
21 69 (11.48%) Windows Server
22 67 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
23 66 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
23 66 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM
24 65 (10.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 65 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
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 92 (15.31%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.16%) IIS
4 10 (1.66%) Confluence
5 8 (1.33%) Anypoint
5 8 (1.33%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.83%) Apache
7 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.50%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.50%) JBoss
8 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.17%) ejabberd
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 66 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 66 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.50%) Relativity
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) iTrent
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.17%) Tradar
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 308 (51.25%) Azure
2 143 (23.79%) Power Platform
3 134 (22.30%) Microsoft 365
4 82 (13.64%) AWS
5 76 (12.65%) Dynamics 365
6 72 (11.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 49 (8.15%) SaaS
8 48 (7.99%) PaaS
9 46 (7.65%) PowerApps
10 31 (5.16%) Azure Data Factory
11 30 (4.99%) GCP
12 28 (4.66%) IaaS
13 22 (3.66%) Serverless
14 18 (3.00%) Azure Functions
15 16 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (2.66%) GitHub
16 12 (2.00%) OneDrive
17 11 (1.83%) Power Automate
18 10 (1.66%) Logic Apps
19 9 (1.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.32%) Firewall
2 40 (6.66%) DNS
3 35 (5.82%) DHCP
4 27 (4.49%) Network Security
5 16 (2.66%) SAN
5 16 (2.66%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.66%) Unified Communications
5 16 (2.66%) WAN
6 15 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (2.33%) VPN
8 13 (2.16%) LAN
9 12 (2.00%) NetScaler
9 12 (2.00%) VoIP
10 6 (1.00%) BGP
10 6 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (1.00%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.00%) MPLS
10 6 (1.00%) VLAN
11 4 (0.67%) Internet
11 4 (0.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 79 (13.14%) Power BI
3 65 (10.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (6.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 31 (5.16%) Data Lake
6 28 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.66%) Big Data
8 16 (2.66%) Tableau
9 14 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.16%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.33%) PowerPivot
12 7 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.83%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 53 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.66%) TeamCity
3 20 (3.33%) JIRA
4 19 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (2.50%) Artifactory
7 12 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.33%) GitLab
9 7 (1.16%) Selenium
10 6 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.67%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.67%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.50%) Apache Archiva
12 3 (0.50%) Mockito
12 3 (0.50%) Postman
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 160 (26.62%) Finance
2 78 (12.98%) Banking
3 50 (8.32%) Front Office
4 47 (7.82%) Private Banking
5 32 (5.32%) Law
6 23 (3.83%) Legal
7 12 (2.00%) Marketing
8 10 (1.66%) Back Office
8 10 (1.66%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.50%) Retail
10 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.00%) Housing Association
11 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.83%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.67%) Social Housing
14 3 (0.50%) Advertising
15 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.33%) Local Government
15 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (15.14%) Architect
2 86 (14.31%) Developer
3 71 (11.81%) Analyst
4 49 (8.15%) Consultant
5 41 (6.82%) Technical Leader
6 38 (6.32%) Azure Architect
7 37 (6.16%) Security Architect
8 33 (5.49%) Technical Consultant
9 30 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (4.66%) .NET Developer
11 26 (4.33%) IT Architect
11 26 (4.33%) IT Engineer
11 26 (4.33%) Software Developer
12 24 (3.99%) Azure Engineer
13 23 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.83%) IT Security Architect
14 22 (3.66%) C# Developer
15 21 (3.49%) Data Analyst
15 21 (3.49%) Enterprise Architect
16 19 (3.16%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (25.29%) .NET
2 79 (13.14%) CSS
3 61 (10.15%) XML
4 56 (9.32%) HTML
5 51 (8.49%) ASP.NET
6 43 (7.15%) Web Services
7 38 (6.32%) jQuery
8 36 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 35 (5.82%) WCF
10 34 (5.66%) XSD
11 32 (5.32%) OAuth
12 27 (4.49%) .NET Framework
13 22 (3.66%) Ajax
14 19 (3.16%) React
15 18 (3.00%) .NET Core
16 15 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (2.16%) AngularJS
17 13 (2.16%) SAML
18 11 (1.83%) REST
19 10 (1.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.50%) User Experience
6 13 (2.16%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.33%) PKI
9 7 (1.16%) Blog
9 7 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.16%) Social Media
9 7 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.00%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.00%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.00%) Replication
11 5 (0.83%) Clustering
12 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 135 (22.46%) Windows
2 69 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 47 (7.82%) Linux
4 38 (6.32%) Windows 10
5 23 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (2.33%) Mac OS
8 14 (2.33%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.00%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.50%) CentOS
11 8 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (1.00%) Unix
13 5 (0.83%) Android
13 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.17%) Debian
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (18.47%) DevOps
3 74 (12.31%) CRM
4 67 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (10.82%) Microservices
6 62 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (9.48%) Test Automation
8 55 (9.15%) Migration
9 47 (7.82%) Analytics
9 47 (7.82%) ITIL
10 44 (7.32%) Scrum
11 42 (6.99%) Presales
12 40 (6.66%) CQRS
12 40 (6.66%) Project Management
12 40 (6.66%) Web Development
13 39 (6.49%) OO
14 38 (6.32%) Deployment Automation
15 36 (5.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 34 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
16 34 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 184 (30.62%) SQL
2 114 (18.97%) C#
3 78 (12.98%) JavaScript
4 76 (12.65%) Python
5 63 (10.48%) PowerShell
6 31 (5.16%) T-SQL
7 26 (4.33%) VBA
8 19 (3.16%) Java
9 18 (3.00%) R
10 9 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (1.33%) Ruby
11 8 (1.33%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.83%) C++
13 5 (0.83%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.67%) C
14 4 (0.67%) VB
15 3 (0.50%) Cypher
15 3 (0.50%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (16.14%) Degree
2 30 (4.99%) CISSP
3 23 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (3.33%) CISM
6 18 (3.00%) CISA
7 11 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.33%) CCNA
9 6 (1.00%) CCNP
9 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.00%) MCSE
10 5 (0.83%) GSEC
10 5 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.67%) ACCA
11 4 (0.67%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.67%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.50%) IIBA
12 3 (0.50%) Linux+ Certification
12 3 (0.50%) MCP
12 3 (0.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.49%) Data Quality
1 21 (3.49%) QA
2 15 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.50%) SLA
4 7 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.16%) GDPR
5 5 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.67%) COBIT
6 4 (0.67%) PMO
7 3 (0.50%) GRC
8 2 (0.33%) NIST
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.17%) NCSC
9 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 120 (19.97%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.66%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.33%) Docker
5 17 (2.83%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.50%) XenApp
7 12 (2.00%) vSphere
8 7 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.00%) StorNext
9 6 (1.00%) Xsan
10 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.50%) Firmware
11 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.33%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (6.82%) SCCM
2 39 (6.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (4.99%) Puppet
4 29 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (4.66%) Terraform
6 26 (4.33%) Ansible
7 17 (2.83%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (1.83%) Rancher
9 10 (1.66%) Nessus
9 10 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.33%) SCOM
11 7 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.83%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.83%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.50%) Control-M
13 3 (0.50%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 79 (13.14%) VMware
2 50 (8.32%) Citrix
3 49 (8.15%) Cisco
4 29 (4.83%) Databricks
5 27 (4.49%) HP
6 20 (3.33%) Oracle
7 18 (3.00%) Google
7 18 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.50%) IBM
8 15 (2.50%) SonicWALL
9 12 (2.00%) Apple
10 11 (1.83%) Dell
10 11 (1.83%) EMC
11 10 (1.66%) Informatica
12 9 (1.50%) Juniper
12 9 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.33%) MuleSoft
13 8 (1.33%) Supermicro
14 7 (1.16%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.16%) Talend