Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 602 1,486 1,861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 16.25% 14.67% 16.94%
As % of the Vendors category 45.09% 37.66% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 528 1,381 1,720
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +10.00%

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 1,335 3,946 4,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.04% 38.97% 39.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,091 3,463 3,796
Median annual salary £66,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.60% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Moorgate -1 1 £76,000 +26.67%
London Bridge -1 1 £26,500 -49.52%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 284 (47.18%) Azure
2 218 (36.21%) Finance
3 214 (35.55%) Windows
4 175 (29.07%) SQL
5 156 (25.91%) SQL Server
6 152 (25.25%) Office 365
7 149 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
8 140 (23.26%) Active Directory
9 123 (20.43%) .NET
10 100 (16.61%) Windows Server
11 99 (16.45%) C#
12 94 (15.61%) Power Platform
13 87 (14.45%) Cisco
14 86 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
14 86 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
15 85 (14.12%) Degree
16 80 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 80 (13.29%) Windows 10
17 77 (12.79%) PowerShell
17 77 (12.79%) VMware
18 76 (12.62%) ITIL
18 76 (12.62%) Firewall
19 70 (11.63%) JavaScript
19 70 (11.63%) Power BI
19 70 (11.63%) DevOps
20 67 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
21 66 (10.96%) AWS
22 64 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
23 62 (10.30%) Banking
24 61 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 42 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.32%) IIS
2 20 (3.32%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.16%) Confluence
4 10 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.00%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.66%) Mendix
7 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 86 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.50%) AutoCAD
5 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.83%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.33%) EViews
9 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.33%) Stata
10 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.17%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.17%) LightWave 3D
10 1 (0.17%) MODO
10 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.17%) Revit
10 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.17%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 43 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.33%) Siebel CRM
3 4 (0.66%) FastStats
3 4 (0.66%) Unica
4 3 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.33%) iTrent
5 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 284 (47.18%) Azure
2 152 (25.25%) Office 365
3 94 (15.61%) Power Platform
4 66 (10.96%) AWS
5 38 (6.31%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (4.98%) SaaS
7 26 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (3.99%) PaaS
9 18 (2.99%) IaaS
10 14 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (1.99%) GCP
12 11 (1.83%) OneDrive
13 8 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (1.00%) Serverless
15 5 (0.83%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.66%) Apigee
17 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.50%) Azure Functions
17 3 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 76 (12.62%) Firewall
2 58 (9.63%) DNS
3 45 (7.48%) DHCP
3 45 (7.48%) WAN
4 39 (6.48%) Cisco IOS
5 38 (6.31%) VPN
6 32 (5.32%) SAN
7 30 (4.98%) Network Security
8 28 (4.65%) BGP
8 28 (4.65%) Multicast
8 28 (4.65%) NX-OS
8 28 (4.65%) OSPF
9 26 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (3.65%) TCP/IP
11 20 (3.32%) Unified Communications
11 20 (3.32%) VLAN
12 19 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (2.99%) Skype
14 17 (2.82%) Structured Cabling
14 17 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (25.91%) SQL Server
2 80 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (11.63%) Power BI
4 57 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (7.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (3.65%) OLAP
9 21 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 20 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (2.99%) OLAP Cube
12 17 (2.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 16 (2.66%) Data Lake
13 16 (2.66%) OLTP
14 9 (1.50%) Big Data
14 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2017
15 8 (1.33%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.33%) Siebel EIM
15 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (1.16%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 40 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.65%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.33%) JIRA
5 12 (1.99%) NUnit
6 11 (1.83%) Moq
6 11 (1.83%) MSTest
7 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.00%) Selenium
9 5 (0.83%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.83%) Subversion
10 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.66%) git-flow
11 3 (0.50%) GitLab
11 3 (0.50%) JUnit
11 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.33%) gulp
12 2 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
General
1 218 (36.21%) Finance
2 62 (10.30%) Banking
3 33 (5.48%) Financial Institution
4 26 (4.32%) Private Banking
5 20 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.16%) Marketing
7 18 (2.99%) Law
8 16 (2.66%) Front Office
9 12 (1.99%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.99%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.83%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.83%) Legal
11 10 (1.66%) Advertising
12 8 (1.33%) Publishing
12 8 (1.33%) Retail
13 7 (1.16%) Electronics
13 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.33%) Games
15 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 129 (21.43%) Developer
2 87 (14.45%) Analyst
3 55 (9.14%) Network Engineer
4 47 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (6.98%) Architect
6 41 (6.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 38 (6.31%) .NET Developer
8 37 (6.15%) Senior Developer
9 36 (5.98%) Senior Network Engineer
10 35 (5.81%) Desktop Support
11 33 (5.48%) Support Analyst
12 31 (5.15%) Azure Engineer
12 31 (5.15%) Consultant
13 29 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
14 25 (4.15%) Azure Developer
14 25 (4.15%) Technical Leader
15 24 (3.99%) C# Developer
15 24 (3.99%) SQL Developer
16 23 (3.82%) Desktop Analyst
16 23 (3.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (20.43%) .NET
2 57 (9.47%) CSS
3 53 (8.80%) ASP.NET
3 53 (8.80%) HTML
4 48 (7.97%) XML
5 43 (7.14%) REST
6 35 (5.81%) .NET Core
7 29 (4.82%) SOAP
8 27 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 27 (4.49%) WCF
8 27 (4.49%) Web Services
9 25 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (3.99%) XSD
11 23 (3.82%) JSON
11 23 (3.82%) React
12 22 (3.65%) .NET Framework
13 19 (3.16%) 802.1X
14 17 (2.82%) ASP.NET Core
15 15 (2.49%) MDX
16 14 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.14%) Management Information System
2 52 (8.64%) Data Centre
3 51 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (7.48%) Public Cloud
5 24 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.49%) User Experience
7 13 (2.16%) CMDB
8 12 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.83%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
14 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.83%) Replication
15 4 (0.66%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 214 (35.55%) Windows
2 100 (16.61%) Windows Server
3 80 (13.29%) Windows 10
4 46 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (6.48%) Linux
6 25 (4.15%) Windows 7
7 24 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (2.49%) Unix
10 12 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.00%) Android
14 4 (0.66%) Debian
15 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.17%) VMS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (12.62%) ITIL
4 70 (11.63%) DevOps
5 64 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 57 (9.47%) CRM
8 56 (9.30%) Scrum
9 51 (8.47%) Analytics
10 50 (8.31%) Data Modelling
11 49 (8.14%) Project Delivery
12 43 (7.14%) Microservices
13 42 (6.98%) Migration
14 40 (6.64%) Web Development
15 37 (6.15%) Information Security
16 35 (5.81%) MVC
17 34 (5.65%) OO
18 32 (5.32%) Computer Science
18 32 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 31 (5.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (29.07%) SQL
2 99 (16.45%) C#
3 77 (12.79%) PowerShell
4 70 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 50 (8.31%) Python
6 33 (5.48%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 14 (2.33%) Java
9 13 (2.16%) VBA
10 10 (1.66%) VB
11 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.83%) C
12 4 (0.66%) F#
12 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.66%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.50%) VBScript
14 2 (0.33%) C++
14 2 (0.33%) R
14 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (14.12%) Degree
2 67 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.99%) CCNP
5 22 (3.65%) MCSA
6 21 (3.49%) MCP
7 19 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.16%) Security Cleared
8 18 (2.99%) MCSE
9 17 (2.82%) CCNA
10 13 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.99%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (1.33%) CISM
12 8 (1.33%) CISSP
13 7 (1.16%) CISA
13 7 (1.16%) CRISC
13 7 (1.16%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.83%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.83%) SANS
14 5 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.15%) SLA
2 13 (2.16%) GDPR
3 10 (1.66%) QA
4 8 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.33%) NIST
5 7 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.66%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 140 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.65%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.99%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (2.49%) XenApp
6 13 (2.16%) Docker
7 10 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.50%) vSphere
11 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.33%) Xen
12 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.17%) Firmware
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (7.81%) SCCM
2 32 (5.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (4.32%) Terraform
4 20 (3.32%) Ansible
5 14 (2.33%) Kubernetes
6 13 (2.16%) Puppet
7 11 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.83%) WSUS
8 8 (1.33%) Control-M
9 5 (0.83%) QRadar
9 5 (0.83%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.66%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.66%) Istio
10 4 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.33%) CASB
12 2 (0.33%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 87 (14.45%) Cisco
2 77 (12.79%) VMware
3 48 (7.97%) CheckPoint
4 46 (7.64%) Citrix
5 42 (6.98%) HP
6 28 (4.65%) Infoblox
6 28 (4.65%) Palo Alto
7 21 (3.49%) F5
7 21 (3.49%) Oracle
8 19 (3.16%) IBM
9 18 (2.99%) Dell
10 14 (2.33%) ForeScout
11 12 (1.99%) Meraki
12 11 (1.83%) Databricks
13 9 (1.50%) CyberArk
14 8 (1.33%) Adobe
14 8 (1.33%) EMC
14 8 (1.33%) Siebel
14 8 (1.33%) Sun
15 7 (1.16%) SAP