Period
to 19 October 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,853 1,819 1,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.66% 18.28% 14.39%
As % of the Vendors category 42.01% 42.96% 34.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,666 1,650 1,556
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £28,375 £30,963 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.83%

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 4,411 4,234 4,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.66% 42.54% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,852 3,762 4,420
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £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 19 October 2018.

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 2018. 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 10 £55,000 +48.65%
Moorgate 0 2 £20,750 -44.67%
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 759 (40.96%) Finance
2 695 (37.51%) SQL
3 615 (33.19%) Windows
4 583 (31.46%) SQL Server
5 510 (27.52%) Active Directory
6 461 (24.88%) C#
7 452 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
8 449 (24.23%) .NET
9 433 (23.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 426 (22.99%) Microsoft Office
11 298 (16.08%) Office 365
12 295 (15.92%) Windows Server
13 273 (14.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 257 (13.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 250 (13.49%) ITIL
16 249 (13.44%) VMware
17 248 (13.38%) T-SQL
18 243 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
19 236 (12.74%) JavaScript
19 236 (12.74%) PowerShell
20 235 (12.68%) Degree
21 225 (12.14%) MVC
22 210 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
23 204 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
24 195 (10.52%) ASP.NET
25 190 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
26 188 (10.15%) MS Exchange
27 187 (10.09%) Firewall
28 186 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
29 172 (9.28%) Citrix

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
1 188 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 164 (8.85%) SharePoint
3 69 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 56 (3.02%) IIS
6 47 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (1.24%) CMS
8 23 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.86%) Confluence
10 15 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.70%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.70%) NServiceBus
13 12 (0.65%) Apache
14 11 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.49%) SAS
15 9 (0.49%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
17 6 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 426 (22.99%) Microsoft Office
2 204 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.27%) InDesign
8 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.16%) Snagit
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 1 (0.054%) EViews
11 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.054%) Maya
11 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.054%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 76 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
4 21 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (0.54%) Infor SunSystems
5 10 (0.54%) ReMetrica
6 8 (0.43%) FastStats
7 7 (0.38%) Eikon
7 7 (0.38%) Elite 3E
7 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.32%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.27%) Endur
10 4 (0.22%) Magento
10 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.16%) RiskWrite
12 2 (0.11%) MetaTrader
12 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 433 (23.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 298 (16.08%) Office 365
3 134 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (3.40%) SaaS
5 57 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (2.43%) PaaS
7 37 (2.00%) IaaS
8 36 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (1.73%) Mimecast
10 23 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 15 (0.81%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.70%) GitHub
13 12 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.65%) Serverless
14 11 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
15 10 (0.54%) Data Lake Analytics
16 9 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (0.43%) G Suite
18 7 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 187 (10.09%) Firewall
2 167 (9.01%) DNS
3 129 (6.96%) DHCP
4 113 (6.10%) TCP/IP
5 102 (5.50%) WAN
6 98 (5.29%) VPN
7 89 (4.80%) LAN
8 72 (3.89%) Skype
9 66 (3.56%) SAN
10 60 (3.24%) Internet
11 48 (2.59%) VLAN
12 38 (2.05%) Unified Communications
13 32 (1.73%) Wireless
14 31 (1.67%) VoIP
15 26 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 23 (1.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 23 (1.24%) Network Security
17 23 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 273 (14.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 257 (13.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 190 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
5 143 (7.72%) Power BI
6 129 (6.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (3.24%) Big Data
8 59 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 56 (3.02%) Relational Database
10 53 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 51 (2.75%) Data Lake
12 47 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 45 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
14 42 (2.27%) NoSQL
15 31 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
16 29 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
17 27 (1.46%) MySQL
18 26 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 22 (1.19%) Hadoop
20 20 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 121 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 103 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 73 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 59 (3.18%) TeamCity
5 45 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 38 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
7 37 (2.00%) JIRA
8 35 (1.89%) Selenium
9 33 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 30 (1.62%) Subversion
11 28 (1.51%) NUnit
12 22 (1.19%) MSBuild
13 12 (0.65%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.59%) WebDriver
15 10 (0.54%) Jasmine
16 9 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (0.43%) CruiseControl
18 6 (0.32%) Moq
18 6 (0.32%) SpecFlow
18 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 759 (40.96%) Finance
2 161 (8.69%) Banking
3 132 (7.12%) Advertising
4 86 (4.64%) Law
5 71 (3.83%) Legal
6 63 (3.40%) Back Office
7 59 (3.18%) Retail
8 57 (3.08%) Telecoms
9 37 (2.00%) Marketing
10 34 (1.83%) Front Office
11 26 (1.40%) General Ledger
12 25 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.35%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.49%) Games
15 8 (0.43%) Publishing
16 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.27%) Military
18 4 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
18 4 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 494 (26.66%) Developer
2 383 (20.67%) Analyst
3 199 (10.74%) .NET Developer
4 190 (10.25%) C# Developer
5 167 (9.01%) Support Engineer
6 127 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 127 (6.85%) IT Support
7 119 (6.42%) SQL Developer
8 107 (5.77%) Support Analyst
9 106 (5.72%) Architect
10 100 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 97 (5.23%) Senior Developer
12 95 (5.13%) Desktop Support
13 88 (4.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 79 (4.26%) IT Engineer
15 78 (4.21%) Consultant
16 61 (3.29%) IT Support Engineer
16 61 (3.29%) Service Analyst
17 54 (2.91%) Administrator
18 53 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (24.23%) .NET
2 195 (10.52%) ASP.NET
3 155 (8.36%) AngularJS
4 143 (7.72%) CSS
5 141 (7.61%) HTML
6 110 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 106 (5.72%) jQuery
8 98 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 90 (4.86%) .NET Framework
10 78 (4.21%) .NET Core
11 71 (3.83%) XML
12 70 (3.78%) RESTful
13 69 (3.72%) Web Services
14 61 (3.29%) Entity Framework
15 56 (3.02%) HTML5
16 51 (2.75%) WCF
17 45 (2.43%) WPF
18 36 (1.94%) React
18 36 (1.94%) REST
19 35 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 186 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 100 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
4 93 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 83 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 58 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.91%) Fintech
8 45 (2.43%) User Experience
9 37 (2.00%) PKI
10 29 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.51%) Reinsurance
12 27 (1.46%) Data Structures
13 26 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
14 21 (1.13%) Equities
15 18 (0.97%) Replication
16 17 (0.92%) Derivative
16 17 (0.92%) Hedge funds
17 16 (0.86%) iPhone
18 15 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 615 (33.19%) Windows
2 295 (15.92%) Windows Server
3 167 (9.01%) Windows 10
4 158 (8.53%) Windows 7
5 151 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 146 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 118 (6.37%) Linux
8 43 (2.32%) Windows 8
9 41 (2.21%) Unix
10 37 (2.00%) Android
11 29 (1.57%) Mac OS
12 26 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.97%) CentOS
15 17 (0.92%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.65%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.49%) VMS
18 4 (0.22%) HPUX
19 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
20 2 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (13.49%) ITIL
3 243 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
4 225 (12.14%) MVC
5 210 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
6 160 (8.63%) Scrum
7 146 (7.88%) Project Management
8 143 (7.72%) DevOps
9 126 (6.80%) Migration
10 117 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
11 114 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 110 (5.94%) CRM
13 108 (5.83%) SDLC
14 107 (5.77%) TDD
15 105 (5.67%) ETL
16 99 (5.34%) Web Development
17 95 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 93 (5.02%) Test Automation
19 83 (4.48%) Software Engineering
20 73 (3.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 695 (37.51%) SQL
2 461 (24.88%) C#
3 248 (13.38%) T-SQL
4 236 (12.74%) JavaScript
4 236 (12.74%) PowerShell
5 75 (4.05%) Java
6 69 (3.72%) Python
7 57 (3.08%) VBA
8 44 (2.37%) C
9 36 (1.94%) R
10 25 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 25 (1.35%) VB
11 20 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 17 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 17 (0.92%) PHP
12 17 (0.92%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.76%) Ruby
13 14 (0.76%) VBScript
14 13 (0.70%) C++
15 12 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 235 (12.68%) Degree
2 105 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (3.13%) MCSE
6 49 (2.64%) CCNP
7 35 (1.89%) CCIE
7 35 (1.89%) MCSA
8 33 (1.78%) CCNA
9 20 (1.08%) MCITP
10 19 (1.03%) MCP
11 15 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.76%) PMP
13 13 (0.70%) CISSP
13 13 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.59%) CCSA
14 11 (0.59%) CCSE
15 10 (0.54%) A+ Certification
16 9 (0.49%) ISTQB
16 9 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.08%) QA
2 48 (2.59%) SLA
3 38 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.30%) GDPR
5 16 (0.86%) MiFID
5 16 (0.86%) PMO
6 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.32%) WAI
8 5 (0.27%) EMIR
9 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.22%) FATCA
10 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 3 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.16%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.11%) COSO
11 2 (0.11%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.054%) GAAP
12 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 510 (27.52%) Active Directory
2 167 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (6.64%) Hyper-V
4 57 (3.08%) XenApp
5 41 (2.21%) XenDesktop
6 29 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.40%) vSphere
8 22 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.13%) XenServer
10 18 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.92%) Docker
12 16 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 7 (0.38%) HDFS
16 6 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 101 (5.45%) SCCM
2 44 (2.37%) SCOM
3 34 (1.83%) Puppet
4 32 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (1.62%) Ansible
6 24 (1.30%) WSUS
7 20 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 14 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.65%) Nagios
11 9 (0.49%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
15 5 (0.27%) Salt
16 4 (0.22%) AirWatch
16 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 249 (13.44%) VMware
2 172 (9.28%) Citrix
3 132 (7.12%) Cisco
4 110 (5.94%) Oracle
5 52 (2.81%) Apple
6 48 (2.59%) CheckPoint
7 44 (2.37%) HP
8 42 (2.27%) Tableau
9 41 (2.21%) F5
10 38 (2.05%) Palo Alto
11 33 (1.78%) Google
12 28 (1.51%) Bloomberg
12 28 (1.51%) Red Hat
12 28 (1.51%) SAP
13 26 (1.40%) Reuters
13 26 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.30%) IBM
15 23 (1.24%) Ivanti
15 23 (1.24%) ServiceNow
16 20 (1.08%) Dell