Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 639 1,290 1,566
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 14.85% 14.24% 15.31%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 38.87% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 596 1,162 1,460
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,563 £27,800 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £83,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -4.55% +6.28%

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 1,491 3,319 3,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.65% 36.63% 38.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 2,823 3,522
Median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,800 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £67,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.92% - +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 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 346 (54.15%) Azure
2 201 (31.46%) Finance
3 197 (30.83%) SQL
4 177 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (26.76%) Windows
6 163 (25.51%) .NET
7 162 (25.35%) SQL Server
8 143 (22.38%) Office 365
8 143 (22.38%) Power Platform
9 136 (21.28%) Active Directory
10 125 (19.56%) C#
11 118 (18.47%) DevOps
12 115 (18.00%) Degree
13 97 (15.18%) Python
14 95 (14.87%) CSS
15 87 (13.62%) Windows Server
16 84 (13.15%) JavaScript
16 84 (13.15%) CRM
16 84 (13.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 83 (12.99%) Banking
18 79 (12.36%) Dynamics 365
19 78 (12.21%) AWS
19 78 (12.21%) PowerShell
20 77 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
21 76 (11.89%) VMware
21 76 (11.89%) Power BI
22 74 (11.58%) Scrum
23 72 (11.27%) SharePoint
23 72 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 71 (11.11%) XML

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 72 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.29%) IIS
4 12 (1.88%) Confluence
5 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.63%) Apache
7 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.63%) SAS
8 3 (0.47%) CMS
8 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.16%) Appian
10 1 (0.16%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 59 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (9.08%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.10%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.16%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 70 (10.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.72%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (0.47%) iTrent
3 3 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) Relativity
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 346 (54.15%) Azure
2 143 (22.38%) Office 365
2 143 (22.38%) Power Platform
3 79 (12.36%) Dynamics 365
4 78 (12.21%) AWS
5 54 (8.45%) PaaS
6 53 (8.29%) SaaS
7 48 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (5.16%) Azure Data Factory
9 29 (4.54%) GCP
10 25 (3.91%) PowerApps
11 23 (3.60%) IaaS
12 16 (2.50%) Serverless
13 14 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.88%) Azure Functions
15 10 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.56%) OneDrive
16 8 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 7 (1.10%) Logic Apps
17 7 (1.10%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.29%) Firewall
2 43 (6.73%) DNS
3 34 (5.32%) Network Security
4 30 (4.69%) DHCP
5 26 (4.07%) WAN
6 25 (3.91%) VPN
7 23 (3.60%) SAN
8 19 (2.97%) LAN
9 17 (2.66%) Unified Communications
10 16 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (1.88%) VoIP
12 11 (1.72%) Skype
13 10 (1.56%) BGP
13 10 (1.56%) NetScaler
13 10 (1.56%) TCP/IP
14 9 (1.41%) OSPF
14 9 (1.41%) PBX
15 8 (1.25%) MPLS
16 7 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
17 6 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 84 (13.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (11.89%) Power BI
4 72 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (7.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 34 (5.32%) Data Lake
6 34 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (3.29%) Big Data
9 17 (2.66%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (2.35%) Tableau
11 13 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.72%) Siebel EIM
13 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.41%) PowerPivot
14 8 (1.25%) OLAP
14 8 (1.25%) Relational Database
15 7 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.10%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 58 (9.08%) Visual Studio
2 31 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (2.97%) JIRA
6 12 (1.88%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.10%) GitLab
8 7 (1.10%) NUnit
9 6 (0.94%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.94%) MSTest
9 6 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.78%) Moq
10 5 (0.78%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.63%) Selenium
11 4 (0.63%) Subversion
12 3 (0.47%) GCC
12 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 201 (31.46%) Finance
2 83 (12.99%) Banking
3 46 (7.20%) Private Banking
4 41 (6.42%) Front Office
5 24 (3.76%) Law
6 13 (2.03%) Publishing
6 13 (2.03%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.72%) Legal
9 10 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.41%) Marketing
11 8 (1.25%) Back Office
11 8 (1.25%) Public Sector
11 8 (1.25%) Retail
11 8 (1.25%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.10%) Advertising
13 6 (0.94%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.94%) Social Housing
14 3 (0.47%) Local Government
15 2 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (17.84%) Developer
2 85 (13.30%) Analyst
3 80 (12.52%) Architect
4 45 (7.04%) Consultant
5 36 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
7 30 (4.69%) .NET Developer
7 30 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (4.69%) Lead Developer
8 29 (4.54%) Network Engineer
8 29 (4.54%) Technical Leader
9 26 (4.07%) C# Developer
10 24 (3.76%) Security Architect
11 23 (3.60%) IT Engineer
11 23 (3.60%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
12 22 (3.44%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.44%) Software Developer
13 21 (3.29%) Applications Architect
13 21 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (25.51%) .NET
2 95 (14.87%) CSS
3 71 (11.11%) HTML
3 71 (11.11%) XML
4 58 (9.08%) ASP.NET
5 52 (8.14%) Web Services
6 43 (6.73%) WCF
7 39 (6.10%) XSD
8 36 (5.63%) jQuery
9 31 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (4.38%) .NET Core
11 27 (4.23%) Ajax
11 27 (4.23%) REST
12 22 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.97%) SOAP
14 18 (2.82%) .NET Framework
15 17 (2.66%) React
16 16 (2.50%) AngularJS
17 15 (2.35%) HTML5
18 14 (2.19%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 31 (4.85%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.03%) Cloud Native
7 13 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.41%) User Experience
9 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.10%) Replication
10 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.78%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.78%) PKI
11 5 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (26.76%) Windows
2 87 (13.62%) Windows Server
3 55 (8.61%) Windows 10
4 45 (7.04%) Linux
5 42 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (3.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.66%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.88%) Mac OS
11 10 (1.56%) Unix
12 5 (0.78%) Android
13 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.47%) Debian
14 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.31%) CentOS
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (18.47%) DevOps
3 84 (13.15%) CRM
4 77 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (11.58%) Scrum
6 66 (10.33%) Migration
7 63 (9.86%) Microservices
8 60 (9.39%) Analytics
9 54 (8.45%) Test Automation
10 52 (8.14%) ITIL
10 52 (8.14%) Web Development
11 49 (7.67%) OO
12 44 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (6.89%) Data Modelling
13 42 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (6.10%) ETL
14 39 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 39 (6.10%) OOD
15 36 (5.63%) Data Integration
15 36 (5.63%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 197 (30.83%) SQL
2 125 (19.56%) C#
3 97 (15.18%) Python
4 84 (13.15%) JavaScript
5 78 (12.21%) PowerShell
6 34 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.60%) VBA
8 20 (3.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 19 (2.97%) R
10 13 (2.03%) Java
11 11 (1.72%) VB
12 10 (1.56%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.10%) Ruby
15 6 (0.94%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.63%) C++
16 4 (0.63%) VBScript
17 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.31%) Go
18 2 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 115 (18.00%) Degree
2 48 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.66%) CCNA
5 16 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.35%) CISSP
7 11 (1.72%) MCSE
8 10 (1.56%) CISM
8 10 (1.56%) MCP
9 9 (1.41%) CCNP
10 8 (1.25%) CISA
10 8 (1.25%) MCSA
10 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.25%) Security Cleared
11 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.63%) GSEC
13 3 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.47%) ISEB
13 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.44%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.66%) SLA
3 13 (2.03%) QA
4 12 (1.88%) GDPR
4 12 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.63%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.47%) NIST
8 1 (0.16%) IFRS
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 136 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.19%) Docker
5 13 (2.03%) XenDesktop
6 12 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (1.56%) XenApp
8 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.78%) vSphere
10 3 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.31%) Firmware
11 2 (0.31%) StorNext
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.31%) Xsan
12 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (6.73%) SCCM
2 37 (5.79%) Terraform
3 33 (5.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (5.01%) Ansible
5 29 (4.54%) Puppet
6 27 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.56%) WSUS
9 9 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (1.25%) Control-M
10 8 (1.25%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.94%) SCOM
12 5 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.78%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.63%) Kibana
13 4 (0.63%) Rancher
13 4 (0.63%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.47%) Nessus
14 3 (0.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 76 (11.89%) VMware
2 66 (10.33%) Cisco
3 46 (7.20%) Citrix
4 36 (5.63%) Databricks
5 34 (5.32%) HP
6 26 (4.07%) Oracle
7 18 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.66%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.19%) IBM
10 12 (1.88%) Apple
10 12 (1.88%) Google
11 11 (1.72%) Informatica
11 11 (1.72%) Siebel
12 10 (1.56%) Meraki
12 10 (1.56%) SAP
12 10 (1.56%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.41%) Dell
13 9 (1.41%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.41%) Sun
13 9 (1.41%) Talend