Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 761 600 1,422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 12.77% 16.60% 14.28%
As % of the Vendors category 39.66% 47.02% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 673 492 1,272
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £37,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £54,163
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.39% +3.17%

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 1,919 1,276 3,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.21% 35.30% 37.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,650 1,060 3,262
10th Percentile £38,975 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 +2 1 £80,000 +201.89%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 368 (48.36%) Azure
2 302 (39.68%) Finance
3 215 (28.25%) SQL
4 214 (28.12%) Windows
5 198 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (21.42%) DevOps
7 159 (20.89%) Microsoft 365
8 154 (20.24%) Social Skills
9 149 (19.58%) SQL Server
9 149 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
9 149 (19.58%) Active Directory
10 145 (19.05%) C#
11 144 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
12 131 (17.21%) .NET
13 129 (16.95%) Power Platform
14 124 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
15 116 (15.24%) PowerShell
16 108 (14.19%) Power BI
17 102 (13.40%) Degree
18 98 (12.88%) Analytics
18 98 (12.88%) ITIL
19 92 (12.09%) Windows Server
20 86 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
21 84 (11.04%) Python
22 80 (10.51%) SharePoint
23 78 (10.25%) AWS
24 77 (10.12%) Project Management
25 76 (9.99%) Banking
26 75 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
27 71 (9.33%) 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 80 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.99%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.76%) Confluence
4 17 (2.23%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.31%) IIS
6 8 (1.05%) CMS
6 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.53%) SAS
10 3 (0.39%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.39%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.26%) JBoss
11 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 144 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.05%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.53%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Revit
9 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) FastStats
3 3 (0.39%) Relativity
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.39%) Unica
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) HFM
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 368 (48.36%) Azure
2 159 (20.89%) Microsoft 365
3 129 (16.95%) Power Platform
4 78 (10.25%) AWS
5 51 (6.70%) IaaS
6 48 (6.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (5.78%) PaaS
8 41 (5.39%) Dynamics 365
9 34 (4.47%) SaaS
9 34 (4.47%) Serverless
10 32 (4.20%) PowerApps
11 31 (4.07%) GCP
12 30 (3.94%) Azure Data Factory
13 26 (3.42%) Power Automate
14 23 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (2.10%) Azure Logic Apps
17 15 (1.97%) OneDrive
18 13 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
18 13 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.96%) DNS
2 42 (5.52%) DHCP
3 36 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.34%) WAN
5 32 (4.20%) Firewall
6 22 (2.89%) Internet
7 20 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
7 20 (2.63%) Network Security
7 20 (2.63%) Wireless
8 17 (2.23%) VPN
9 13 (1.71%) Unified Communications
10 12 (1.58%) LAN
11 10 (1.31%) Skype
12 8 (1.05%) SAN
12 8 (1.05%) VLAN
12 8 (1.05%) WebEx
12 8 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.92%) Intranet
13 7 (0.92%) SD-WAN
13 7 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 108 (14.19%) Power BI
3 69 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (4.73%) Tableau
7 30 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 28 (3.68%) Data Lake
8 28 (3.68%) SQL Server 2016
9 20 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (2.50%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.23%) SQL Server 2017
12 13 (1.71%) Big Data
13 12 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.92%) DTS
15 7 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.92%) Power Query
16 6 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.39%) JIRA
3 32 (4.20%) Visual Studio
4 28 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.71%) GitLab
7 12 (1.58%) Maven
8 10 (1.31%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.18%) Selenium
9 9 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.05%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.92%) JMeter
11 7 (0.92%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.79%) MSTest
12 6 (0.79%) NUnit
12 6 (0.79%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.79%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.66%) Cypress.io
13 5 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 302 (39.68%) Finance
2 154 (20.24%) Social Skills
3 86 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (9.99%) Banking
5 50 (6.57%) Law
6 41 (5.39%) Legal
7 26 (3.42%) Advertising
7 26 (3.42%) Front Office
8 23 (3.02%) Public Sector
9 20 (2.63%) Marketing
10 19 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
10 19 (2.50%) Telecoms
11 18 (2.37%) Financial Institution
12 17 (2.23%) Investment Banking
12 17 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
12 17 (2.23%) Retail
13 13 (1.71%) Games
14 12 (1.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 9 (1.18%) Back Office
15 9 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (19.84%) Developer
2 138 (18.13%) Analyst
3 72 (9.46%) Architect
4 41 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 39 (5.12%) Azure Engineer
6 36 (4.73%) .NET Developer
7 32 (4.20%) Support Analyst
8 31 (4.07%) Business Analyst
8 31 (4.07%) IT Support
9 30 (3.94%) Desktop Support
9 30 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 30 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (3.94%) Team Leader
10 27 (3.55%) Consultant
11 26 (3.42%) SQL Developer
12 25 (3.29%) C# Developer
13 24 (3.15%) Senior Developer
14 23 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 22 (2.89%) Applications Support
15 22 (2.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (17.21%) .NET
2 61 (8.02%) Web Services
3 43 (5.65%) ASP.NET
4 42 (5.52%) .NET Framework
5 39 (5.12%) HTML
6 37 (4.86%) AngularJS
7 27 (3.55%) CSS
7 27 (3.55%) JSON
8 24 (3.15%) Entity Framework
8 24 (3.15%) React
9 21 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (2.63%) .NET Core
10 20 (2.63%) REST
11 19 (2.50%) SOAP
12 18 (2.37%) jQuery
12 18 (2.37%) RESTful
12 18 (2.37%) WCF
12 18 (2.37%) XML
13 17 (2.23%) Middleware
14 12 (1.58%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 29 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (3.15%) Data Centre
3 24 (3.15%) User Experience
4 23 (3.02%) Blackberry
5 22 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (2.76%) iPhone
7 19 (2.50%) iPad
8 18 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 17 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.10%) Equities
11 15 (1.97%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.71%) Derivative
13 12 (1.58%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.58%) Replication
14 10 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
14 10 (1.31%) Handset
15 9 (1.18%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.18%) Thin Client
16 8 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 214 (28.12%) Windows
2 92 (12.09%) Windows Server
3 56 (7.36%) Windows 10
4 38 (4.99%) Linux
5 36 (4.73%) Android
6 23 (3.02%) Mac OS X
7 22 (2.89%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.97%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
12 11 (1.45%) Unix
13 10 (1.31%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
14 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.92%) VMS
16 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (21.42%) DevOps
3 149 (19.58%) Business Intelligence
4 124 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
5 98 (12.88%) Analytics
5 98 (12.88%) ITIL
6 77 (10.12%) Project Management
7 66 (8.67%) Software Engineering
8 61 (8.02%) Migration
9 58 (7.62%) Scrum
10 57 (7.49%) CRM
11 55 (7.23%) Data Management
12 54 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (6.96%) Full Stack Development
14 50 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 49 (6.44%) Business Analysis
16 47 (6.18%) Data Modelling
17 46 (6.04%) Service Delivery
18 45 (5.91%) Change Management
19 44 (5.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 215 (28.25%) SQL
2 145 (19.05%) C#
3 116 (15.24%) PowerShell
4 84 (11.04%) Python
5 70 (9.20%) JavaScript
6 56 (7.36%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.68%) Java
8 20 (2.63%) C++
9 19 (2.50%) VBA
10 17 (2.23%) R
11 14 (1.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 13 (1.71%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.71%) VB
13 11 (1.45%) C
14 10 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.31%) VBScript
15 7 (0.92%) PHP
16 6 (0.79%) ANSI SQL
16 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (13.40%) Degree
2 32 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.15%) Security Cleared
5 20 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.31%) MCSE
7 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.79%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.53%) CCNP
10 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.53%) HNC
10 4 (0.53%) IIBA
10 4 (0.53%) MCSA
10 4 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.39%) CCNA
11 3 (0.39%) CISSP
11 3 (0.39%) ISEB
11 3 (0.39%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.44%) QA
2 39 (5.12%) SLA
3 32 (4.20%) Data Quality
4 21 (2.76%) GDPR
5 19 (2.50%) PMO
6 13 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.92%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.53%) COBIT
8 4 (0.53%) NIST
9 3 (0.39%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.39%) MiFID
10 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.26%) NCSC
11 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.13%) GRC
System Software
1 149 (19.58%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.81%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.15%) XenApp
5 22 (2.89%) Docker
6 18 (2.37%) vSphere
7 13 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.39%) Firmware
14 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.26%) KVM
14 2 (0.26%) LXC
15 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (7.10%) Terraform
2 49 (6.44%) SCCM
3 30 (3.94%) Kubernetes
4 28 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 27 (3.55%) Ansible
6 18 (2.37%) FortiGate
7 17 (2.23%) SCOM
8 14 (1.84%) Puppet
9 12 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.92%) EdgeSight
10 7 (0.92%) Nagios
10 7 (0.92%) Perfmon
10 7 (0.92%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.92%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.79%) Grafana
11 6 (0.79%) Istio
11 6 (0.79%) MOM
11 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.79%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 71 (9.33%) Cisco
2 61 (8.02%) VMware
3 47 (6.18%) Citrix
4 43 (5.65%) Apple
5 40 (5.26%) Google
6 27 (3.55%) HP
6 27 (3.55%) ServiceNow
7 21 (2.76%) Oracle
8 20 (2.63%) Databricks
8 20 (2.63%) Fortinet
8 20 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 18 (2.37%) IBM
9 18 (2.37%) SAP
10 17 (2.23%) Atlassian
11 15 (1.97%) Dell
12 14 (1.84%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.84%) NetApp
13 12 (1.58%) Adobe
14 11 (1.45%) EMC
15 10 (1.31%) LogicMonitor