Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,200 1,617 2,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 13.86% 15.69% 18.88%
As % of the Vendors category 37.99% 38.86% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 1,478 1,934
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,556 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,125 £85,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 3,159 4,161 4,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.48% 40.39% 43.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,619 3,687 4,057
Median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £89,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 3 April 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 3 April 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 -3 11 £47,500 -9.52%
Moorgate -8 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 458 (38.17%) Windows
2 451 (37.58%) Azure
3 388 (32.33%) Finance
4 346 (28.83%) Office 365
5 337 (28.08%) Active Directory
6 305 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
7 266 (22.17%) SQL Server
8 260 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
9 252 (21.00%) SQL
10 249 (20.75%) C#
11 244 (20.33%) .NET
12 232 (19.33%) Windows Server
13 192 (16.00%) Windows 10
14 181 (15.08%) VMware
15 174 (14.50%) ITIL
16 162 (13.50%) JavaScript
17 159 (13.25%) Microsoft Excel
17 159 (13.25%) DevOps
18 151 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
19 143 (11.92%) PowerShell
20 140 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
21 133 (11.08%) Power Platform
22 131 (10.92%) SharePoint
23 125 (10.42%) AWS
23 125 (10.42%) Power BI
24 120 (10.00%) MVC
25 117 (9.75%) ASP.NET
26 114 (9.50%) Degree
27 112 (9.33%) Migration
28 110 (9.17%) 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
1 131 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 105 (8.75%) MS Exchange
3 61 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 36 (3.00%) EPiServer
5 33 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.83%) IIS
7 16 (1.33%) Confluence
8 15 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.75%) CMS
11 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.50%) Smallworld
11 6 (0.50%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.42%) Drupal
12 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.33%) Apache
13 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 260 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 159 (13.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (4.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.42%) AutoCAD
6 10 (0.83%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.50%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.33%) InVision
11 4 (0.33%) Sketch
12 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.25%) Gliffy
12 3 (0.25%) InDesign
13 1 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.083%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.083%) Snagit
13 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.17%) Eikon
5 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.083%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.083%) FastStats
6 1 (0.083%) Magento
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.083%) Shopify
6 1 (0.083%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.083%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 451 (37.58%) Azure
2 346 (28.83%) Office 365
3 133 (11.08%) Power Platform
4 125 (10.42%) AWS
5 68 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (3.42%) IaaS
7 37 (3.08%) PaaS
8 30 (2.50%) GCP
9 29 (2.42%) SaaS
10 27 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (1.25%) Mimecast
11 15 (1.25%) WhatsApp
12 14 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.08%) npm
14 12 (1.00%) BrowserStack
14 12 (1.00%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.75%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.50%) Serverless
17 5 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 94 (7.83%) DNS
2 84 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 71 (5.92%) Firewall
4 69 (5.75%) DHCP
5 67 (5.58%) Skype
6 64 (5.33%) Internet
7 54 (4.50%) LAN
7 54 (4.50%) WAN
8 36 (3.00%) VoIP
9 25 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
9 25 (2.08%) VPN
10 24 (2.00%) WebEx
11 23 (1.92%) Unified Communications
11 23 (1.92%) Wireless
12 21 (1.75%) SAN
13 20 (1.67%) Intranet
13 20 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.08%) VLAN
15 12 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 125 (10.42%) Power BI
3 87 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 63 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 34 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 29 (2.42%) Data Lake
10 25 (2.08%) Big Data
11 22 (1.83%) NoSQL
12 21 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.00%) Relational Database
15 9 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.58%) GIS
17 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 84 (7.00%) Visual Studio
2 69 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.92%) JIRA
3 35 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 26 (2.17%) SpecFlow
6 24 (2.00%) Selenium
7 16 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (1.25%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.17%) gulp
10 12 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.92%) MSTest
11 11 (0.92%) NUnit
12 9 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.67%) Grunt
13 8 (0.67%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.67%) Moq
14 7 (0.58%) Subversion
15 5 (0.42%) Cypress.io
General
1 388 (32.33%) Finance
2 82 (6.83%) Banking
3 49 (4.08%) Law
4 48 (4.00%) Marketing
5 30 (2.50%) Legal
6 23 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.67%) Retail
8 15 (1.25%) Public Sector
9 14 (1.17%) Games
10 12 (1.00%) Back Office
10 12 (1.00%) Front Office
11 11 (0.92%) Housing Association
12 8 (0.67%) Advertising
12 8 (0.67%) French Language
13 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Electronics
16 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 249 (20.75%) Developer
2 223 (18.58%) Analyst
3 114 (9.50%) Architect
4 109 (9.08%) Support Analyst
5 107 (8.92%) .NET Developer
6 98 (8.17%) IT Support
7 84 (7.00%) Support Engineer
8 83 (6.92%) C# Developer
9 65 (5.42%) IT Analyst
10 62 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 61 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 53 (4.42%) Desktop Support
13 52 (4.33%) IT Support Analyst
14 49 (4.08%) Administrator
15 48 (4.00%) Service Analyst
16 46 (3.83%) Consultant
17 44 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
18 42 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
18 42 (3.50%) Azure Architect
18 42 (3.50%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (20.33%) .NET
2 117 (9.75%) ASP.NET
3 90 (7.50%) .NET Framework
4 74 (6.17%) Web Services
5 69 (5.75%) AngularJS
5 69 (5.75%) CSS
6 67 (5.58%) HTML
7 63 (5.25%) .NET Core
8 58 (4.83%) REST
9 57 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 55 (4.58%) React
11 40 (3.33%) XML
12 36 (3.00%) SOAP
13 33 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (2.67%) JSON
15 31 (2.58%) jQuery
15 31 (2.58%) XSLT
16 30 (2.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 30 (2.50%) Qt
17 23 (1.92%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
4 43 (3.58%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 25 (2.08%) Blackberry
10 24 (2.00%) iPhone
11 20 (1.67%) User Experience
12 16 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.17%) iPad
14 12 (1.00%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.92%) Derivative
16 10 (0.83%) CMDB
16 10 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
16 10 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
16 10 (0.83%) Reinsurance
16 10 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 458 (38.17%) Windows
2 232 (19.33%) Windows Server
3 192 (16.00%) Windows 10
4 101 (8.42%) Windows 7
5 80 (6.67%) Linux
6 76 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (4.33%) Android
9 45 (3.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 32 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 27 (2.25%) Unix
12 19 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.92%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
17 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.33%) Solaris
20 3 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (14.50%) ITIL
3 159 (13.25%) DevOps
4 140 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
5 120 (10.00%) MVC
6 112 (9.33%) Migration
7 103 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
8 100 (8.33%) Scrum
9 90 (7.50%) Project Management
10 85 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 81 (6.75%) Analytics
12 71 (5.92%) Fintech
13 69 (5.75%) CRM
13 69 (5.75%) Presales
14 68 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 66 (5.50%) Open Source
16 62 (5.17%) Test Automation
17 57 (4.75%) TDD
18 55 (4.58%) Line Management
18 55 (4.58%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 252 (21.00%) SQL
2 249 (20.75%) C#
3 162 (13.50%) JavaScript
4 143 (11.92%) PowerShell
5 68 (5.67%) Python
6 63 (5.25%) T-SQL
7 39 (3.25%) C++
8 36 (3.00%) Java
9 29 (2.42%) XPath
10 22 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 21 (1.75%) R
12 20 (1.67%) C
13 19 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.33%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.33%) VBA
15 11 (0.92%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.83%) VBScript
17 5 (0.42%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.42%) F#
17 5 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 151 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (9.50%) Degree
3 83 (6.92%) MCSA
4 54 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (4.42%) MCSE
6 32 (2.67%) MCP
7 29 (2.42%) CCNA
8 24 (2.00%) CISSP
9 23 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (1.83%) CCNP
11 19 (1.58%) MCITP
12 18 (1.50%) CCIE
13 17 (1.42%) Security Cleared
14 16 (1.33%) CCSA
15 13 (1.08%) CISM
15 13 (1.08%) SC Cleared
16 10 (0.83%) CCSE
17 9 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
17 9 (0.75%) ISTQB
17 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.17%) SLA
2 30 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.33%) GDPR
3 16 (1.33%) QA
4 14 (1.17%) NIST
5 6 (0.50%) PMO
6 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) EMIR
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 337 (28.08%) Active Directory
2 110 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.42%) Docker
4 29 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 22 (1.83%) XenApp
7 14 (1.17%) vSphere
8 13 (1.08%) Firmware
8 13 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.58%) Xen
11 5 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.33%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.25%) NFS
13 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 98 (8.17%) SCCM
2 44 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (2.58%) Kubernetes
3 31 (2.58%) Terraform
4 28 (2.33%) Ansible
5 23 (1.92%) vCenter Server
6 20 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.08%) Puppet
7 13 (1.08%) SCOM
8 7 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
8 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.50%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.42%) Nagios
10 5 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.42%) WSUS
11 4 (0.33%) Perfmon
11 4 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 181 (15.08%) VMware
2 110 (9.17%) Cisco
3 99 (8.25%) Citrix
4 40 (3.33%) Apple
5 38 (3.17%) HP
6 32 (2.67%) Google
6 32 (2.67%) Oracle
7 30 (2.50%) Palo Alto
8 28 (2.33%) Polycom
9 26 (2.17%) Mitel
10 20 (1.67%) F5
10 20 (1.67%) Tableau
11 18 (1.50%) Bloomberg
12 17 (1.42%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.42%) ShoreTel
13 16 (1.33%) Reuters
14 15 (1.25%) Dell
14 15 (1.25%) Symantec
15 14 (1.17%) Guidewire
16 13 (1.08%) Adobe