Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,297 1,580 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.15% 15.29% 18.21%
As % of the Vendors category 37.84% 38.63% 42.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,132 1,415 1,727
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.77% -0.95%
10th Percentile £27,525 £29,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% -

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 3,428 4,090 4,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.41% 39.57% 42.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,891 3,616 3,909
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £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 percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 20 £57,500 -
Moorgate -5 1 £42,500 +104.82%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 479 (36.93%) Windows
2 470 (36.24%) Azure
3 460 (35.47%) Finance
4 368 (28.37%) SQL Server
4 368 (28.37%) Active Directory
5 356 (27.45%) Office 365
6 342 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
7 311 (23.98%) C#
8 284 (21.90%) SQL
9 272 (20.97%) .NET
10 262 (20.20%) Microsoft Office
11 235 (18.12%) Windows Server
12 201 (15.50%) ITIL
13 197 (15.19%) DevOps
14 193 (14.88%) Windows 10
15 188 (14.49%) JavaScript
16 171 (13.18%) VMware
17 161 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
18 156 (12.03%) PowerShell
19 154 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
20 153 (11.80%) Power Platform
21 145 (11.18%) ASP.NET
21 145 (11.18%) MVC
22 141 (10.87%) Power BI
23 138 (10.64%) AWS
24 136 (10.49%) SharePoint
25 129 (9.95%) SLA
26 125 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 120 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
28 116 (8.94%) 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
1 136 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 108 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 51 (3.93%) EPiServer
4 48 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 25 (1.93%) CMS
6 23 (1.77%) IIS
7 22 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.85%) Smallworld
10 7 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.46%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.46%) Confluence
11 6 (0.46%) SAS
12 5 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.23%) Apache
14 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.23%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 262 (20.20%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (4.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.24%) AutoCAD
6 15 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.77%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.46%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.23%) InDesign
9 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.15%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.15%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 42 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.15%) FastStats
5 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.077%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.077%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.077%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.077%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.077%) Magento
6 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.077%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.077%) RMDS
6 1 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.077%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 470 (36.24%) Azure
2 356 (27.45%) Office 365
3 153 (11.80%) Power Platform
4 138 (10.64%) AWS
5 56 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (3.32%) IaaS
7 42 (3.24%) PaaS
8 38 (2.93%) SaaS
9 32 (2.47%) GCP
10 30 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 14 (1.08%) Serverless
13 12 (0.93%) Mimecast
14 10 (0.77%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.69%) PowerApps
16 8 (0.62%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.54%) BrowserStack
17 7 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
17 7 (0.54%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 110 (8.48%) DNS
2 88 (6.78%) DHCP
3 80 (6.17%) LAN
4 76 (5.86%) Internet
4 76 (5.86%) WAN
5 73 (5.63%) Firewall
5 73 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 53 (4.09%) Skype
7 49 (3.78%) Wireless
8 40 (3.08%) VoIP
9 34 (2.62%) VPN
10 31 (2.39%) SAN
11 30 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
12 20 (1.54%) Intranet
13 17 (1.31%) VLAN
14 16 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (1.16%) Unified Communications
16 14 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (1.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (28.37%) SQL Server
2 141 (10.87%) Power BI
3 125 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (8.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 81 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (4.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 43 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 34 (2.62%) Data Lake
11 29 (2.24%) Relational Database
12 27 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
13 23 (1.77%) NoSQL
14 20 (1.54%) Big Data
15 18 (1.39%) GIS
16 16 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
18 14 (1.08%) OLTP
19 13 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
20 12 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 86 (6.63%) Visual Studio
2 65 (5.01%) Git (software)
3 40 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 37 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (1.70%) Selenium
6 18 (1.39%) JIRA
7 16 (1.23%) SpecFlow
8 15 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.62%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.62%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.46%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.46%) Subversion
12 6 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.39%) gulp
13 5 (0.39%) MSI
14 4 (0.31%) Grunt
14 4 (0.31%) NUnit
14 4 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 460 (35.47%) Finance
2 111 (8.56%) Banking
3 50 (3.86%) Marketing
4 49 (3.78%) Law
5 37 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.24%) Legal
7 19 (1.46%) Advertising
7 19 (1.46%) Front Office
7 19 (1.46%) Retail
8 18 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.08%) French Language
9 14 (1.08%) Games
10 13 (1.00%) Public Sector
11 10 (0.77%) Back Office
12 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.46%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.31%) Electronics
16 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (23.28%) Developer
2 222 (17.12%) Analyst
3 118 (9.10%) IT Support
4 113 (8.71%) Support Analyst
5 98 (7.56%) C# Developer
6 94 (7.25%) .NET Developer
7 93 (7.17%) Architect
8 86 (6.63%) Support Engineer
9 74 (5.71%) IT Analyst
10 64 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 63 (4.86%) Senior Developer
12 61 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 61 (4.70%) IT Support Analyst
13 60 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 59 (4.55%) IT Engineer
15 54 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
16 52 (4.01%) Service Analyst
17 50 (3.86%) Administrator
18 47 (3.62%) Desktop Support
19 42 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (20.97%) .NET
2 145 (11.18%) ASP.NET
3 101 (7.79%) .NET Framework
4 96 (7.40%) CSS
4 96 (7.40%) HTML
5 67 (5.17%) Web Services
6 63 (4.86%) AngularJS
7 62 (4.78%) React
8 58 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 55 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 54 (4.16%) XML
11 53 (4.09%) .NET Core
11 53 (4.09%) REST
12 52 (4.01%) HTML5
13 48 (3.70%) jQuery
14 47 (3.62%) JSON
15 40 (3.08%) MDX
15 40 (3.08%) SOAP
16 37 (2.85%) CSS3
17 35 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
6 36 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (2.08%) Blackberry
9 25 (1.93%) iPhone
10 22 (1.70%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.16%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.16%) User Experience
12 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 14 (1.08%) iPad
13 13 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.00%) Replication
14 12 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
15 11 (0.85%) Smartphone
16 10 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 479 (36.93%) Windows
2 235 (18.12%) Windows Server
3 193 (14.88%) Windows 10
4 110 (8.48%) Windows 7
5 86 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (5.01%) Android
7 55 (4.24%) Linux
7 55 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 24 (1.85%) Unix
10 19 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (1.39%) Mac OS
12 13 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.69%) Solaris
15 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.15%) CentOS
17 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.077%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (15.50%) ITIL
3 197 (15.19%) DevOps
4 154 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
5 145 (11.18%) MVC
6 112 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (8.40%) Scrum
8 89 (6.86%) Analytics
9 88 (6.78%) Web Development
10 82 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 80 (6.17%) Visualisation
12 79 (6.09%) Fintech
13 76 (5.86%) CRM
14 73 (5.63%) Migration
15 69 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 67 (5.17%) TDD
17 65 (5.01%) Microservices
18 64 (4.93%) Open Source
19 63 (4.86%) Asset Management
20 62 (4.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 311 (23.98%) C#
2 284 (21.90%) SQL
3 188 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 156 (12.03%) PowerShell
5 70 (5.40%) Java
6 65 (5.01%) Python
7 62 (4.78%) T-SQL
8 50 (3.86%) C++
9 33 (2.54%) XPath
10 29 (2.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 25 (1.93%) C
12 24 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.62%) R
14 16 (1.23%) VBScript
15 14 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.08%) VBA
16 12 (0.93%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.69%) PHP
18 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (6.55%) Degree
3 64 (4.93%) MCSA
4 41 (3.16%) MCSE
5 40 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.93%) CCNP
6 25 (1.93%) MCP
7 21 (1.62%) CCNA
8 16 (1.23%) CISSP
9 15 (1.16%) MCITP
10 13 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (0.85%) CCIE
12 10 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (0.69%) CCSP
14 8 (0.62%) CEH
14 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.62%) Security Cleared
15 7 (0.54%) CCSA
15 7 (0.54%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (9.95%) SLA
2 55 (4.24%) QA
3 16 (1.23%) GDPR
3 16 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.77%) NIST
6 5 (0.39%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) EMIR
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 368 (28.37%) Active Directory
2 97 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (5.78%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.24%) XenDesktop
5 26 (2.00%) XenApp
6 25 (1.93%) Docker
7 15 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.69%) vSphere
9 8 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.54%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.46%) Firmware
11 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.39%) Xen
13 4 (0.31%) NFS
13 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 100 (7.71%) SCCM
2 42 (3.24%) Terraform
3 31 (2.39%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.77%) Ansible
7 14 (1.08%) SCOM
8 13 (1.00%) Puppet
9 12 (0.93%) Control-M
9 12 (0.93%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.69%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.62%) Perfmon
11 8 (0.62%) WSUS
12 7 (0.54%) HP ALM
12 7 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.46%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 171 (13.18%) VMware
2 102 (7.86%) Cisco
3 92 (7.09%) Citrix
4 40 (3.08%) Tableau
5 35 (2.70%) HP
5 35 (2.70%) Oracle
6 34 (2.62%) Google
7 28 (2.16%) ServiceNow
8 26 (2.00%) Apple
8 26 (2.00%) Palo Alto
9 23 (1.77%) Mitel
10 22 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.46%) Remedy
12 18 (1.39%) Polycom
12 18 (1.39%) Symantec
13 17 (1.31%) ShoreTel
13 17 (1.31%) Sophos
14 16 (1.23%) CheckPoint
14 16 (1.23%) F5
15 15 (1.16%) Autodesk