Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 647 798 1,516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 11.56% 14.58% 14.64%
As % of the Vendors category 37.06% 40.84% 38.18%
Number of salaries quoted 552 676 1,371
10th Percentile £41,025 £32,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £85,000 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 1,746 1,954 3,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.19% 35.70% 38.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,486 1,644 3,534
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 314 (48.53%) Azure
2 192 (29.68%) Finance
3 178 (27.51%) SQL
4 170 (26.28%) Windows
5 154 (23.80%) Microsoft 365
6 148 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
6 148 (22.87%) Social Skills
7 130 (20.09%) Active Directory
8 127 (19.63%) .NET
9 122 (18.86%) Power Platform
10 118 (18.24%) DevOps
11 110 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (16.85%) C#
12 109 (16.85%) SQL Server
13 99 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
14 97 (14.99%) SharePoint
15 96 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
16 92 (14.22%) PowerShell
17 89 (13.76%) Power BI
18 85 (13.14%) Degree
19 82 (12.67%) VMware
19 82 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
20 78 (12.06%) JavaScript
20 78 (12.06%) Windows Server
21 74 (11.44%) Python
22 71 (10.97%) AWS
23 70 (10.82%) Analytics
24 66 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
25 64 (9.89%) ITIL
26 63 (9.74%) Cisco

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 97 (14.99%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.02%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.16%) Confluence
4 13 (2.01%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.55%) IIS
6 8 (1.24%) Anypoint
7 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.62%) CMS
8 4 (0.62%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.62%) JBoss
8 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.46%) SAS
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.31%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.31%) nginx
10 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 96 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 47 (7.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.62%) Relativity
4 3 (0.46%) FastStats
4 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.46%) Unica
5 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 314 (48.53%) Azure
2 154 (23.80%) Microsoft 365
3 122 (18.86%) Power Platform
4 71 (10.97%) AWS
5 66 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (7.42%) Dynamics 365
7 41 (6.34%) IaaS
7 41 (6.34%) PaaS
8 39 (6.03%) PowerApps
9 27 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (4.17%) GCP
9 27 (4.17%) Serverless
10 26 (4.02%) SaaS
11 23 (3.55%) Power Automate
12 20 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (2.78%) Azure Functions
13 18 (2.78%) GitHub
14 16 (2.47%) Azure Logic Apps
14 16 (2.47%) OneDrive
15 9 (1.39%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.11%) DNS
2 42 (6.49%) DHCP
3 38 (5.87%) Firewall
4 27 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.55%) Network Security
6 21 (3.25%) WAN
7 18 (2.78%) VPN
8 15 (2.32%) Unified Communications
9 13 (2.01%) LAN
9 13 (2.01%) VLAN
10 12 (1.85%) SAN
11 9 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.39%) Internet
12 8 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (1.08%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.93%) WebEx
15 5 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (0.77%) Skype
15 5 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 89 (13.76%) Power BI
3 56 (8.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 27 (4.17%) Data Lake
6 21 (3.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (2.94%) Tableau
8 13 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.70%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.55%) Big Data
12 8 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.08%) Delta Lake
13 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.93%) DTS
14 6 (0.93%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 35 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.95%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.25%) JIRA
5 15 (2.32%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.01%) GitLab
7 12 (1.85%) Artifactory
8 9 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.39%) Maven
8 9 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.08%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.08%) Selenium
11 5 (0.77%) Cypress.io
11 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.62%) Apache Archiva
12 4 (0.62%) JUnit
12 4 (0.62%) Mockito
12 4 (0.62%) ReSharper
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 192 (29.68%) Finance
2 148 (22.87%) Social Skills
3 82 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (9.27%) Banking
5 42 (6.49%) Legal
6 41 (6.34%) Law
7 36 (5.56%) Front Office
8 29 (4.48%) Marketing
9 21 (3.25%) Private Banking
10 18 (2.78%) Telecoms
11 16 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (2.47%) Public Sector
12 15 (2.32%) Retail
13 12 (1.85%) Advertising
13 12 (1.85%) Financial Institution
14 11 (1.70%) Games
15 10 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.93%) Back Office
16 6 (0.93%) French Language
16 6 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (16.23%) Analyst
2 96 (14.84%) Developer
3 69 (10.66%) Architect
4 44 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (6.65%) Azure Engineer
6 33 (5.10%) Consultant
7 29 (4.48%) Business Analyst
8 28 (4.33%) .NET Developer
8 28 (4.33%) Azure Architect
9 26 (4.02%) Data Engineer
10 25 (3.86%) C# Developer
10 25 (3.86%) Technical Leader
11 23 (3.55%) Team Leader
12 22 (3.40%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
14 20 (3.09%) Applications Support
14 20 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
14 20 (3.09%) IT Support
14 20 (3.09%) Security Architect
15 18 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (19.63%) .NET
2 44 (6.80%) HTML
3 42 (6.49%) CSS
4 39 (6.03%) ASP.NET
5 34 (5.26%) XML
6 29 (4.48%) Web Services
7 27 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 25 (3.86%) React
9 23 (3.55%) JSON
10 21 (3.25%) OAuth
11 20 (3.09%) .NET Core
12 19 (2.94%) AngularJS
13 18 (2.78%) RESTful
13 18 (2.78%) XSD
14 17 (2.63%) WCF
15 15 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (1.70%) jQuery
17 11 (1.70%) Node.js
17 11 (1.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.57%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.25%) Data Centre
3 19 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 17 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (2.63%) Legacy Systems
4 17 (2.63%) User Experience
5 12 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 11 (1.70%) Analytical Mindset
7 10 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.24%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.08%) iPhone
9 7 (1.08%) Social Media
10 6 (0.93%) Blog
10 6 (0.93%) iPad
11 5 (0.77%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.77%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.77%) Replication
11 5 (0.77%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 170 (26.28%) Windows
2 78 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 57 (8.81%) Windows 10
4 38 (5.87%) Linux
5 20 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.01%) Android
7 11 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
9 8 (1.24%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.93%) CentOS
11 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.62%) Unix
13 4 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (18.24%) DevOps
3 110 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (10.82%) Analytics
6 64 (9.89%) ITIL
7 60 (9.27%) CRM
8 54 (8.35%) Project Management
9 51 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (7.73%) Migration
11 49 (7.57%) Microservices
11 49 (7.57%) Software Engineering
12 46 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 43 (6.65%) Computer Science
13 43 (6.65%) Data Management
14 41 (6.34%) Asset Management
14 41 (6.34%) Scrum
14 41 (6.34%) Service Delivery
15 37 (5.72%) Infrastructure as Code
16 36 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 178 (27.51%) SQL
2 109 (16.85%) C#
3 92 (14.22%) PowerShell
4 78 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 74 (11.44%) Python
6 41 (6.34%) T-SQL
7 31 (4.79%) Java
8 27 (4.17%) VBA
9 12 (1.85%) R
10 11 (1.70%) C++
11 8 (1.24%) C
11 8 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (1.24%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.77%) Cypher
13 5 (0.77%) PHP
13 5 (0.77%) VBScript
14 4 (0.62%) Java 8
15 3 (0.46%) Ruby
16 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (13.14%) Degree
2 19 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.47%) CISSP
4 15 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.55%) CISA
5 10 (1.55%) CISM
6 8 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.24%) MCSE
7 5 (0.77%) ACCA
7 5 (0.77%) CCNP
7 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.62%) CCNA
8 4 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.62%) HNC
8 4 (0.62%) IIBA
9 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.31%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.48%) QA
2 25 (3.86%) SLA
3 18 (2.78%) GDPR
4 10 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.39%) PMO
6 7 (1.08%) COBIT
6 7 (1.08%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.46%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.46%) MiFID
7 3 (0.46%) NCSC
7 3 (0.46%) NIST
8 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) GRC
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (20.09%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.26%) Docker
4 31 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.40%) vSphere
5 22 (3.40%) XenApp
6 15 (2.32%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.62%) Firmware
9 4 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.46%) StorNext
10 3 (0.46%) Xsan
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.31%) LXC
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (6.65%) Terraform
2 38 (5.87%) SCCM
3 35 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (4.95%) Ansible
4 32 (4.95%) Kubernetes
5 24 (3.71%) Puppet
6 22 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 12 (1.85%) FortiGate
9 8 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.24%) Rancher
10 6 (0.93%) Nessus
10 6 (0.93%) SCOM
11 5 (0.77%) Grafana
11 5 (0.77%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.62%) MOM
13 3 (0.46%) Perfmon
13 3 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (12.67%) VMware
2 63 (9.74%) Cisco
3 46 (7.11%) Citrix
4 33 (5.10%) Google
5 20 (3.09%) Databricks
5 20 (3.09%) HP
6 17 (2.63%) NetApp
7 16 (2.47%) ServiceNow
8 15 (2.32%) Fortinet
8 15 (2.32%) IBM
8 15 (2.32%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.16%) Apple
10 13 (2.01%) EMC
11 12 (1.85%) Dell
11 12 (1.85%) Oracle
12 11 (1.70%) iManage
12 11 (1.70%) SonicWALL
13 9 (1.39%) Intapp
13 9 (1.39%) LogicMonitor
13 9 (1.39%) Symantec