Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 11 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 843 642 1,304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 13.52% 15.00% 14.17%
As % of the Vendors category 41.71% 43.55% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 727 537 1,139
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,396 £27,750
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +22.73% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +23.81% -4.55%

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 2,021 1,474 3,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.41% 34.45% 36.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,708 1,234 2,857
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £31,550
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £44,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 6 £83,750 -
Moorgate - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 436 (51.72%) Azure
2 332 (39.38%) Finance
3 273 (32.38%) Windows
4 235 (27.88%) SQL
5 226 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
6 194 (23.01%) Microsoft 365
7 189 (22.42%) Active Directory
8 169 (20.05%) SQL Server
9 167 (19.81%) DevOps
10 153 (18.15%) Social Skills
11 150 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
12 149 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
13 147 (17.44%) C#
14 135 (16.01%) Power Platform
15 128 (15.18%) .NET
16 118 (14.00%) ITIL
17 109 (12.93%) Power BI
18 107 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
19 106 (12.57%) Windows Server
19 106 (12.57%) PowerShell
19 106 (12.57%) Degree
20 100 (11.86%) Analytics
21 97 (11.51%) AWS
22 87 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
23 86 (10.20%) Project Management
24 84 (9.96%) Windows 10
25 83 (9.85%) CI/CD
26 82 (9.73%) VMware
27 79 (9.37%) Migration
27 79 (9.37%) Azure Active Directory

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 73 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.98%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.90%) Confluence
4 14 (1.66%) IIS
5 12 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.83%) CMS
8 6 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.36%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) Headless CMS
13 1 (0.12%) Moodle
13 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 150 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (3.32%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.83%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.12%) Revit
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.83%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.59%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.12%) Relativity
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 436 (51.72%) Azure
2 194 (23.01%) Microsoft 365
3 135 (16.01%) Power Platform
4 97 (11.51%) AWS
5 79 (9.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (6.41%) IaaS
7 50 (5.93%) PaaS
7 50 (5.93%) SaaS
8 41 (4.86%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (3.80%) PowerApps
9 32 (3.80%) Serverless
10 28 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (2.97%) Azure Monitor
11 25 (2.97%) GCP
12 24 (2.85%) OneDrive
13 20 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (2.02%) Azure Logic Apps
15 16 (1.90%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.71%) Firewall
2 58 (6.88%) DNS
3 43 (5.10%) DHCP
4 37 (4.39%) TCP/IP
4 37 (4.39%) WAN
5 29 (3.44%) Wireless
6 26 (3.08%) LAN
7 21 (2.49%) VPN
8 17 (2.02%) Internet
8 17 (2.02%) WebEx
9 15 (1.78%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (1.54%) Network Security
11 12 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.19%) SAN
13 9 (1.07%) VoIP
14 8 (0.95%) Intranet
14 8 (0.95%) Skype
15 7 (0.83%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.71%) SMTP
17 5 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 109 (12.93%) Power BI
3 76 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (4.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 28 (3.32%) Tableau
8 26 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 20 (2.37%) Data Lake
11 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (2.02%) SQL Server 2017
13 16 (1.90%) Power Query
14 14 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (1.42%) Big Data
16 10 (1.19%) OLAP
17 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.95%) SSDT
18 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (7.47%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.81%) JIRA
3 40 (4.74%) Visual Studio
4 34 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (1.66%) GitLab
6 14 (1.66%) NUnit
7 13 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.19%) Selenium
10 9 (1.07%) Maven
11 8 (0.95%) Subversion
11 8 (0.95%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.83%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.83%) MSTest
12 7 (0.83%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 332 (39.38%) Finance
2 153 (18.15%) Social Skills
3 74 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (7.95%) Banking
5 64 (7.59%) Law
6 41 (4.86%) Legal
7 34 (4.03%) Advertising
8 25 (2.97%) Public Sector
9 23 (2.73%) Investment Banking
10 20 (2.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 20 (2.37%) Retail
11 19 (2.25%) Financial Institution
11 19 (2.25%) Marketing
12 15 (1.78%) Front Office
12 15 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
14 13 (1.54%) Telecoms
15 12 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (1.19%) Games
16 10 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 172 (20.40%) Developer
2 152 (18.03%) Analyst
3 80 (9.49%) Architect
4 45 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (5.10%) Support Analyst
6 40 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (4.51%) Team Leader
8 36 (4.27%) Consultant
9 35 (4.15%) Desktop Support
10 32 (3.80%) Support Engineer
11 31 (3.68%) SQL Developer
12 30 (3.56%) Senior Developer
13 29 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 29 (3.44%) Project Manager
14 27 (3.20%) IT Support
15 24 (2.85%) Administrator
15 24 (2.85%) Azure Architect
15 24 (2.85%) Azure Engineer
15 24 (2.85%) IT Analyst
16 23 (2.73%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (15.18%) .NET
2 68 (8.07%) .NET Framework
3 53 (6.29%) AngularJS
4 47 (5.58%) Web Services
5 44 (5.22%) HTML
6 43 (5.10%) ASP.NET
7 34 (4.03%) CSS
8 33 (3.91%) Entity Framework
9 31 (3.68%) .NET Core
10 30 (3.56%) jQuery
11 25 (2.97%) React
12 24 (2.85%) WCF
13 23 (2.73%) JSON
14 20 (2.37%) REST
15 19 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (2.25%) SOAP
16 16 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (1.90%) Vue.js
17 15 (1.78%) WinForms
18 14 (1.66%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.39%) User Experience
2 35 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 20 (2.37%) Hedge funds
7 19 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.25%) Replication
8 17 (2.02%) iPhone
9 16 (1.90%) Equities
9 16 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.78%) iPad
11 14 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.42%) Derivative
13 12 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
13 12 (1.42%) Reinsurance
14 10 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
15 9 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 273 (32.38%) Windows
2 106 (12.57%) Windows Server
3 84 (9.96%) Windows 10
4 54 (6.41%) Linux
5 40 (4.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (3.91%) Android
7 31 (3.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 25 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.85%) Windows 7
10 18 (2.14%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.14%) Mac OS X
10 18 (2.14%) Unix
11 13 (1.54%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.83%) VMS
14 4 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.24%) AIX
16 2 (0.24%) CentOS
16 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (19.81%) DevOps
3 149 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
4 118 (14.00%) ITIL
5 107 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
6 100 (11.86%) Analytics
7 86 (10.20%) Project Management
8 83 (9.85%) CI/CD
9 79 (9.37%) Migration
10 70 (8.30%) Scrum
11 60 (7.12%) Visualisation
12 58 (6.88%) Data Modelling
13 57 (6.76%) Change Management
14 55 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 54 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (6.05%) CRM
16 51 (6.05%) Software Engineering
17 50 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 50 (5.93%) Full Stack Development
18 49 (5.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (27.88%) SQL
2 147 (17.44%) C#
3 106 (12.57%) PowerShell
4 72 (8.54%) Python
5 68 (8.07%) JavaScript
6 56 (6.64%) T-SQL
7 29 (3.44%) Java
8 20 (2.37%) VB
9 18 (2.14%) Bash
9 18 (2.14%) TypeScript
10 15 (1.78%) C++
11 14 (1.66%) ANSI SQL
11 14 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.30%) C
12 11 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 11 (1.30%) R
12 11 (1.30%) VBA
13 8 (0.95%) VBScript
13 8 (0.95%) XPath
14 7 (0.83%) Go
Qualifications
1 106 (12.57%) Degree
2 45 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.30%) MCSE
6 9 (1.07%) IIBA
7 8 (0.95%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.71%) CISSP
9 5 (0.59%) MCSA
10 4 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.47%) CCNA
11 3 (0.36%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.36%) CEH
11 3 (0.36%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.36%) MCP
12 2 (0.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.81%) QA
2 42 (4.98%) Data Quality
3 37 (4.39%) SLA
4 32 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (2.49%) GDPR
5 21 (2.49%) PMO
6 7 (0.83%) NIST
7 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.47%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.36%) GRC
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.12%) SOC 2
System Software
1 189 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (3.08%) Docker
5 22 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.14%) vSphere
6 18 (2.14%) XenApp
7 13 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.47%) Ceph
9 4 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.36%) Firmware
10 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.24%) KVM
11 2 (0.24%) LXC
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (7.83%) SCCM
2 47 (5.58%) Terraform
3 38 (4.51%) Kubernetes
4 34 (4.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (2.49%) Ansible
5 21 (2.49%) SCOM
6 11 (1.30%) EdgeSight
6 11 (1.30%) Nagios
6 11 (1.30%) Puppet
6 11 (1.30%) SCOrch
6 11 (1.30%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.19%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.71%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.47%) Grafana
12 4 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 82 (9.73%) VMware
2 71 (8.42%) Citrix
3 53 (6.29%) Cisco
4 49 (5.81%) Google
5 36 (4.27%) Apple
6 31 (3.68%) HP
7 30 (3.56%) ServiceNow
8 23 (2.73%) Oracle
9 21 (2.49%) SAP
10 20 (2.37%) Bloomberg
11 19 (2.25%) Databricks
12 18 (2.14%) Dell
13 17 (2.02%) Atlassian
13 17 (2.02%) SolarWinds
14 16 (1.90%) Adobe
15 15 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (1.66%) IBM
17 11 (1.30%) iManage
18 10 (1.19%) EMC
18 10 (1.19%) Reuters