Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 862 1,549 2,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 14.18% 14.85% 19.09%
As % of the Vendors category 38.99% 37.27% 44.58%
Number of salaries quoted 761 1,438 2,042
Median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.68% -2.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 2,211 4,156 4,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.37% 39.85% 42.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,834 3,668 4,208
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%

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 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

Microsoft
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the City of London region over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -4 3 £37,500 -
Moorgate -3 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 347 (40.26%) Azure
2 337 (39.10%) Windows
3 282 (32.71%) Finance
4 246 (28.54%) Office 365
5 225 (26.10%) Active Directory
6 224 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
7 204 (23.67%) SQL
8 190 (22.04%) SQL Server
9 177 (20.53%) Microsoft Office
10 174 (20.19%) Windows Server
11 163 (18.91%) .NET
12 142 (16.47%) C#
13 135 (15.66%) Windows 10
14 134 (15.55%) VMware
15 132 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
16 121 (14.04%) Power Platform
17 117 (13.57%) Power BI
18 112 (12.99%) JavaScript
19 111 (12.88%) ITIL
20 107 (12.41%) AWS
21 106 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 105 (12.18%) PowerShell
23 103 (11.95%) Degree
24 96 (11.14%) Microsoft Excel
25 95 (11.02%) Cisco
26 93 (10.79%) Migration
27 87 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
28 85 (9.86%) DevOps
28 85 (9.86%) Citrix
28 85 (9.86%) Data Warehouse

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 74 (8.58%) SharePoint
2 70 (8.12%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 29 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (2.67%) IIS
6 22 (2.55%) EPiServer
7 15 (1.74%) Confluence
8 9 (1.04%) CMS
8 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.70%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.58%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.58%) Drupal
12 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.46%) Apache
13 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 177 (20.53%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (11.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.46%) InVision
6 4 (0.46%) Sketch
7 3 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.35%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.23%) EViews
8 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.23%) Stata
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) MODO
9 1 (0.12%) Revit
9 1 (0.12%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 40 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.46%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.46%) FastStats
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (0.46%) Unica
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.23%) Eikon
5 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 347 (40.26%) Azure
2 246 (28.54%) Office 365
3 121 (14.04%) Power Platform
4 107 (12.41%) AWS
5 55 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (3.36%) IaaS
7 27 (3.13%) SaaS
8 25 (2.90%) PaaS
9 24 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (2.09%) GCP
11 14 (1.62%) Mimecast
12 11 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.28%) WhatsApp
13 10 (1.16%) npm
13 10 (1.16%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.93%) PowerApps
15 7 (0.81%) G Suite
16 6 (0.70%) BrowserStack
17 3 (0.35%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.40%) Firewall
2 73 (8.47%) DNS
3 60 (6.96%) DHCP
3 60 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 46 (5.34%) Skype
5 43 (4.99%) Internet
6 42 (4.87%) WAN
7 27 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
7 27 (3.13%) VPN
8 26 (3.02%) Unified Communications
9 22 (2.55%) BGP
9 22 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (2.55%) LAN
9 22 (2.55%) OSPF
9 22 (2.55%) VoIP
10 20 (2.32%) SAN
10 20 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (2.09%) Multicast
11 18 (2.09%) NX-OS
11 18 (2.09%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (22.04%) SQL Server
2 117 (13.57%) Power BI
3 85 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (6.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 31 (3.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 28 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 28 (3.25%) Data Lake
10 26 (3.02%) Big Data
11 15 (1.74%) OLAP
11 15 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
12 14 (1.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.62%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
14 9 (1.04%) OLAP Cube
14 9 (1.04%) OLTP
15 7 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.03%) Visual Studio
3 28 (3.25%) JIRA
4 16 (1.86%) MSTest
4 16 (1.86%) NUnit
5 15 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.51%) SpecFlow
8 12 (1.39%) gulp
8 12 (1.39%) Selenium
9 11 (1.28%) Moq
10 10 (1.16%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.04%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.93%) git-flow
12 8 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.93%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.58%) Cypress.io
13 5 (0.58%) Grunt
13 5 (0.58%) Jasmine
General
1 282 (32.71%) Finance
2 46 (5.34%) Marketing
3 41 (4.76%) Banking
4 30 (3.48%) Financial Institution
5 23 (2.67%) Law
6 22 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.09%) Retail
8 17 (1.97%) Legal
9 15 (1.74%) Public Sector
10 11 (1.28%) Advertising
11 9 (1.04%) Front Office
11 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.93%) Games
13 7 (0.81%) Back Office
13 7 (0.81%) Housing Association
13 7 (0.81%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.70%) Electronics
14 6 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (20.88%) Developer
2 146 (16.94%) Analyst
3 74 (8.58%) .NET Developer
3 74 (8.58%) Architect
4 65 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (6.73%) Support Analyst
6 50 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 49 (5.68%) Consultant
8 48 (5.57%) IT Support
9 45 (5.22%) Senior Developer
10 44 (5.10%) C# Developer
11 43 (4.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 36 (4.18%) Desktop Support
12 36 (4.18%) Network Engineer
13 35 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
14 28 (3.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 28 (3.25%) SQL Developer
15 27 (3.13%) IT Engineer
16 25 (2.90%) Administrator
16 25 (2.90%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (18.91%) .NET
2 73 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 60 (6.96%) CSS
4 59 (6.84%) Web Services
5 57 (6.61%) HTML
6 55 (6.38%) .NET Framework
7 52 (6.03%) .NET Core
8 50 (5.80%) AngularJS
8 50 (5.80%) REST
9 40 (4.64%) React
9 40 (4.64%) XML
10 37 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 33 (3.83%) SOAP
12 31 (3.60%) JSON
13 21 (2.44%) XSLT
14 20 (2.32%) ASP.NET Core
15 17 (1.97%) jQuery
16 15 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (1.62%) Redux
17 14 (1.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 69 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 46 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
4 35 (4.06%) Public Cloud
5 29 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.67%) User Experience
7 18 (2.09%) CMDB
8 17 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.51%) iPhone
11 12 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.39%) Reinsurance
12 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.04%) iPad
14 8 (0.93%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.81%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 337 (39.10%) Windows
2 174 (20.19%) Windows Server
3 135 (15.66%) Windows 10
4 68 (7.89%) Linux
4 68 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 57 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (4.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.44%) Android
9 20 (2.32%) Unix
10 19 (2.20%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.62%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
3 111 (12.88%) ITIL
4 93 (10.79%) Migration
5 85 (9.86%) DevOps
6 82 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 76 (8.82%) Project Management
7 76 (8.82%) Scrum
8 75 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (8.58%) MVC
10 73 (8.47%) Project Delivery
11 63 (7.31%) Analytics
12 61 (7.08%) CRM
13 58 (6.73%) Data Modelling
14 55 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (6.15%) Business Analysis
16 51 (5.92%) Presales
17 50 (5.80%) Fintech
18 49 (5.68%) Information Security
19 45 (5.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 204 (23.67%) SQL
2 142 (16.47%) C#
3 112 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 105 (12.18%) PowerShell
5 53 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 37 (4.29%) Python
7 19 (2.20%) XPath
8 17 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 17 (1.97%) Java
9 12 (1.39%) C
9 12 (1.39%) R
10 11 (1.28%) VBA
11 8 (0.93%) TypeScript
11 8 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.58%) F#
12 5 (0.58%) VBScript
13 4 (0.46%) C++
14 3 (0.35%) X++
15 2 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 106 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (11.95%) Degree
3 61 (7.08%) MCSA
4 41 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (4.29%) MCSE
6 34 (3.94%) MCP
7 28 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (2.78%) Security Cleared
9 23 (2.67%) SC Cleared
10 21 (2.44%) CCNP
11 18 (2.09%) CCNA
11 18 (2.09%) CISSP
12 17 (1.97%) CISM
12 17 (1.97%) CTC Cleared
13 12 (1.39%) Master's Degree
14 11 (1.28%) CISA
14 11 (1.28%) CRISC
14 11 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.28%) MCITP
15 10 (1.16%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.92%) SLA
2 19 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.51%) GDPR
4 11 (1.28%) NIST
4 11 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.16%) QA
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 225 (26.10%) Active Directory
2 87 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.25%) XenApp
5 24 (2.78%) Docker
5 24 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 17 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (1.39%) vSphere
8 8 (0.93%) Firmware
8 8 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.58%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.58%) Xen
10 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 80 (9.28%) SCCM
2 42 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (2.90%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.86%) Terraform
4 16 (1.86%) vCenter Server
5 12 (1.39%) Ansible
6 10 (1.16%) SCOM
7 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.70%) QRadar
7 6 (0.70%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.46%) Control-M
9 4 (0.46%) Istio
9 4 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.46%) Puppet
10 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.35%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 134 (15.55%) VMware
2 95 (11.02%) Cisco
3 85 (9.86%) Citrix
4 42 (4.87%) HP
5 36 (4.18%) CheckPoint
6 32 (3.71%) Apple
6 32 (3.71%) Palo Alto
7 23 (2.67%) Dell
7 23 (2.67%) Oracle
8 20 (2.32%) IBM
9 19 (2.20%) F5
10 18 (2.09%) Infoblox
11 15 (1.74%) Google
11 15 (1.74%) Polycom
12 14 (1.62%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.62%) Guidewire
12 14 (1.62%) Tableau
13 11 (1.28%) Mitel
13 11 (1.28%) SAP
14 10 (1.16%) Avaya