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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 502 341 247
Rank change year-on-year -161 -94 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 434 289 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.85% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 4.62% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 316 259 442
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,900 £26,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,375 £32,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.82% +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £79,063 £72,500 £59,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £74,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,076 6,256 7,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.65% 18.39% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5,890 4,565 5,822
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,510 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,750 £48,750 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the London region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
Central London -13 74 £70,750 +34.76% 20
East London -50 20 £50,000 +5.26% 2
West London -57 13 £39,908 +2.33% 5
North London -37 3 £47,000 +32.39% 1
South London -54 2 £39,750 -16.32% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 392 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 291 (67.05%) Azure
3 193 (44.47%) Microsoft 365
4 192 (44.24%) Windows
5 179 (41.24%) Social Skills
6 177 (40.78%) Active Directory
7 136 (31.34%) Degree
8 135 (31.11%) MCSE
9 125 (28.80%) SQL Server
10 124 (28.57%) Agile
11 116 (26.73%) DevOps
12 107 (24.65%) Windows Server
13 97 (22.35%) VMware
14 95 (21.89%) PowerShell
15 94 (21.66%) .NET
16 93 (21.43%) SQL
17 77 (17.74%) ITIL
17 77 (17.74%) Finance
18 75 (17.28%) Windows 10
19 74 (17.05%) Microsoft Intune
19 74 (17.05%) WAN
19 74 (17.05%) Cisco
20 73 (16.82%) C#
21 70 (16.13%) SharePoint
21 70 (16.13%) Computer Science
22 68 (15.67%) MCSA
22 68 (15.67%) Azure Active Directory
22 68 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
23 66 (15.21%) Linux
24 63 (14.52%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 70 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 59 (13.59%) MS Exchange
3 22 (5.07%) Confluence
3 22 (5.07%) Umbraco
4 17 (3.92%) IIS
5 16 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) CMS
8 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Apache
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.46%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (2.07%) Line 50
3 9 (2.07%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.46%) Eikon
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 291 (67.05%) Azure
2 193 (44.47%) Microsoft 365
3 68 (15.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 58 (13.36%) AWS
5 49 (11.29%) Power Platform
6 47 (10.83%) SaaS
7 40 (9.22%) Azure Monitor
8 31 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
9 30 (6.91%) PaaS
10 28 (6.45%) GCP
11 25 (5.76%) IaaS
12 24 (5.53%) Azure Service Bus
13 21 (4.84%) Azure Data Factory
14 16 (3.69%) Mimecast
15 15 (3.46%) Azure Machine Learning
15 15 (3.46%) Serverless
16 13 (3.00%) Azure Functions
16 13 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (2.30%) Azure Stack
17 10 (2.30%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 74 (17.05%) WAN
2 63 (14.52%) DNS
3 59 (13.59%) Firewall
4 49 (11.29%) DHCP
5 43 (9.91%) LAN
6 41 (9.45%) SAN
7 37 (8.53%) TCP/IP
8 33 (7.60%) VPN
9 30 (6.91%) Network Security
10 23 (5.30%) SD-WAN
11 14 (3.23%) Wireless
12 13 (3.00%) NetScaler
12 13 (3.00%) VoIP
13 12 (2.76%) VLAN
14 11 (2.53%) Junos
15 8 (1.84%) Internet
15 8 (1.84%) Intranet
15 8 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
17 5 (1.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (28.80%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.07%) Power BI
4 21 (4.84%) MySQL
5 19 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (3.69%) Data Lake
7 16 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.07%) MS Access
9 9 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.38%) Big Data
12 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (1.15%) QlikView
14 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (9.22%) Bitbucket
2 36 (8.29%) JIRA
3 33 (7.60%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.68%) Visual Studio
5 24 (5.53%) NUnit
6 22 (5.07%) Moq
6 22 (5.07%) MSTest
6 22 (5.07%) Visual Studio Team System
6 22 (5.07%) webpack
7 14 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.61%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio Code
9 5 (1.15%) GitLab
9 5 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.15%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.92%) Subversion
11 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 179 (41.24%) Social Skills
2 77 (17.74%) Finance
3 43 (9.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 38 (8.76%) Marketing
5 31 (7.14%) Games
6 26 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (5.99%) Public Sector
7 22 (5.07%) Esports
8 13 (3.00%) Legal
9 12 (2.76%) Retail
10 11 (2.53%) Advertising
10 11 (2.53%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (2.30%) Back Office
11 10 (2.30%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (2.07%) Telecoms
13 7 (1.61%) Banking
13 7 (1.61%) Law
14 5 (1.15%) Aviation
14 5 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (12.21%) Developer
2 51 (11.75%) Support Engineer
3 44 (10.14%) Architect
4 41 (9.45%) Consultant
5 38 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (8.53%) Analyst
7 35 (8.06%) Desktop Support
8 30 (6.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 30 (6.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 30 (6.91%) Senior Developer
9 29 (6.68%) Administrator
10 26 (5.99%) Senior Software Developer
10 26 (5.99%) Software Developer
11 24 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (4.61%) Technical Leader
13 17 (3.92%) .NET Developer
13 17 (3.92%) IT Support
13 17 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
14 16 (3.69%) DBA
14 16 (3.69%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (21.66%) .NET
2 47 (10.83%) .NET Core
3 42 (9.68%) React
4 41 (9.45%) ASP.NET
5 31 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 29 (6.68%) ASP.NET Core
7 23 (5.30%) Node.js
8 20 (4.61%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.00%) RESTful
10 12 (2.76%) Entity Framework
11 11 (2.53%) Angular 2
11 11 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (2.53%) HTML
11 11 (2.53%) Web Services
12 9 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (1.61%) CSS
14 6 (1.38%) Ajax
14 6 (1.38%) jQuery
14 6 (1.38%) Spring MVC
14 6 (1.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.22%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.07%) Online Games
3 22 (5.07%) Sports Betting
4 16 (3.69%) IoT
5 15 (3.46%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.46%) Replication
6 14 (3.23%) Robotics
7 12 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.53%) NHS
9 10 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.61%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.38%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Licensing
13 6 (1.38%) PMI
13 6 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 192 (44.24%) Windows
2 107 (24.65%) Windows Server
3 75 (17.28%) Windows 10
4 66 (15.21%) Linux
5 33 (7.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (5.30%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.92%) Unix
8 16 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (3.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (2.76%) Mac OS
12 10 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.61%) CentOS
14 6 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.38%) VMS
15 5 (1.15%) Android
15 5 (1.15%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.69%) Debian
17 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (28.57%) Agile
2 116 (26.73%) DevOps
3 77 (17.74%) ITIL
4 70 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 68 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (13.36%) Project Management
7 57 (13.13%) Project Delivery
8 54 (12.44%) Service Delivery
9 53 (12.21%) Mentoring
9 53 (12.21%) Migration
10 48 (11.06%) Analytics
10 48 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
11 45 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 44 (10.14%) CRM
13 43 (9.91%) CI/CD
14 41 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (9.22%) ERP
15 40 (9.22%) Scrum
16 38 (8.76%) Incident Management
17 36 (8.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 95 (21.89%) PowerShell
2 93 (21.43%) SQL
3 73 (16.82%) C#
4 36 (8.29%) Python
5 32 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 27 (6.22%) JavaScript
7 18 (4.15%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.23%) Bash
9 12 (2.76%) Java
10 10 (2.30%) C
11 7 (1.61%) U-SQL
12 6 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.92%) C++
13 4 (0.92%) Go
13 4 (0.92%) Ruby
13 4 (0.92%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.69%) Bicep
15 2 (0.46%) Perl
15 2 (0.46%) VB
16 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (31.34%) Degree
2 135 (31.11%) MCSE
3 68 (15.67%) MCSA
4 56 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (12.67%) MCITP
6 48 (11.06%) CCNA
7 32 (7.37%) Security Cleared
8 31 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
9 29 (6.68%) MCSD
10 27 (6.22%) SC Cleared
11 25 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (5.76%) MCP
12 20 (4.61%) MCDST
13 17 (3.92%) A+ Certification
13 17 (3.92%) CCNP
14 14 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (3.00%) DV Cleared
15 13 (3.00%) JNCIA
16 12 (2.76%) Master's Degree
16 12 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.06%) SLA
2 33 (7.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.46%) QA
4 10 (2.30%) GDPR
5 9 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.69%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.69%) NIST
8 2 (0.46%) DICOM
8 2 (0.46%) HL7
8 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.46%) MiFID
8 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 177 (40.78%) Active Directory
2 49 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.14%) Docker
4 35 (8.06%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.69%) XenApp
7 15 (3.46%) vSphere
8 14 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.76%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.46%) Firmware
13 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.46%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.23%) KVM
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.23%) NFS
14 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 74 (17.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 60 (13.82%) SCCM
3 44 (10.14%) Kubernetes
4 17 (3.92%) Ansible
5 16 (3.69%) Terraform
6 15 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (3.46%) ServiceCenter
7 12 (2.76%) ZABBIX
8 10 (2.30%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.30%) Jamf Pro
9 9 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.15%) Puppet
11 3 (0.69%) CASB
11 3 (0.69%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 2 (0.46%) Rundeck
13 1 (0.23%) EdgeSight
13 1 (0.23%) Grafana
13 1 (0.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 392 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 97 (22.35%) VMware
3 74 (17.05%) Cisco
4 49 (11.29%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (8.99%) Citrix
6 35 (8.06%) HP
7 31 (7.14%) Dell
7 31 (7.14%) Meraki
7 31 (7.14%) Veeam
8 27 (6.22%) Apple
9 22 (5.07%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 21 (4.84%) Bloomberg
10 21 (4.84%) Reuters
11 20 (4.61%) Databricks
12 18 (4.15%) Oracle
13 17 (3.92%) Atlassian
13 17 (3.92%) Google
13 17 (3.92%) Zscaler
14 16 (3.69%) MuleSoft
15 15 (3.46%) Remedy