Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 222 239 195
Rank change year-on-year +17 -44 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 788 940 1,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.56% 1.50% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 6.95% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 625 802 1,152
London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,350 £28,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £78,625 £71,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 9,853 13,523 15,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.46% 21.56% 22.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,450 10,022 12,627
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,830 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.26% +5.56%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in London

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in London over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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
Central London +49 198 £37,750 -24.50% 57
West London -12 50 £60,000 +20.00% 35
North London +7 29 £30,000 -45.45% 3
South London -10 26 £45,000 - 5
East London +3 17 £41,229 +3.07% 17
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 599 (76.02%) Microsoft
2 501 (63.58%) Windows
3 401 (50.89%) Active Directory
4 393 (49.87%) MCSE
5 373 (47.34%) Office 365
6 302 (38.32%) MCSA
7 298 (37.82%) Azure
8 255 (32.36%) Windows Server
9 235 (29.82%) ITIL
10 213 (27.03%) VMware
11 181 (22.97%) Windows 10
12 177 (22.46%) PowerShell
13 174 (22.08%) SQL Server
14 170 (21.57%) DNS
15 168 (21.32%) Cisco Certification
16 161 (20.43%) Microsoft Office
17 160 (20.30%) MCP
18 156 (19.80%) DHCP
19 155 (19.67%) Cisco
20 144 (18.27%) CCNA
21 137 (17.39%) SQL
22 134 (17.01%) Finance
23 133 (16.88%) Degree
24 122 (15.48%) SCCM
25 118 (14.97%) AWS
26 117 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
27 116 (14.72%) Citrix
28 115 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
29 113 (14.34%) Firewall
30 109 (13.83%) SharePoint

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
1 109 (13.83%) SharePoint
2 85 (10.79%) MS Exchange
3 50 (6.35%) Skype for Business
4 47 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (3.68%) IIS
7 19 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.89%) SAS
10 6 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.38%) Confluence
14 2 (0.25%) CMS
15 1 (0.13%) Apache
15 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 161 (20.43%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 373 (47.34%) Office 365
2 298 (37.82%) Azure
3 118 (14.97%) AWS
4 38 (4.82%) OneDrive
5 36 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (3.17%) PaaS
7 18 (2.28%) IaaS
8 16 (2.03%) SaaS
9 15 (1.90%) Power Platform
10 8 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.02%) G Suite
10 8 (1.02%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.76%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.76%) GCP
12 6 (0.76%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 170 (21.57%) DNS
2 156 (19.80%) DHCP
3 113 (14.34%) Firewall
4 102 (12.94%) LAN
5 94 (11.93%) TCP/IP
6 92 (11.68%) VoIP
7 82 (10.41%) WAN
8 73 (9.26%) SAN
9 68 (8.63%) Skype
10 39 (4.95%) Internet
11 38 (4.82%) Wireless
12 37 (4.70%) Network Security
12 37 (4.70%) VPN
13 31 (3.93%) VLAN
14 26 (3.30%) NetScaler
15 18 (2.28%) NAS
15 18 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (2.16%) BGP
17 16 (2.03%) OSPF
18 15 (1.90%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (3.55%) Big Data
5 25 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.78%) Power BI
9 13 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.27%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
12 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.14%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.02%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 18 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.90%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.27%) JIRA
3 10 (1.27%) MSI
4 8 (1.02%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.63%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.63%) git-flow
6 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.38%) GitLab
8 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.25%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.25%) Postman
9 2 (0.25%) Xcode
10 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.13%) NUnit
10 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 134 (17.01%) Finance
2 40 (5.08%) Legal
3 37 (4.70%) Banking
4 28 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.43%) Law
6 24 (3.05%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.54%) Marketing
8 15 (1.90%) Retail
9 13 (1.65%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.40%) Front Office
11 10 (1.27%) Billing
12 6 (0.76%) Back Office
12 6 (0.76%) Games
13 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
15 2 (0.25%) Social Science
16 1 (0.13%) Advertising
16 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (15.74%) Support Engineer
2 100 (12.69%) IT Support
3 89 (11.29%) Analyst
4 80 (10.15%) Consultant
5 64 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (8.12%) IT Engineer
6 53 (6.73%) Administrator
6 53 (6.73%) IT Support Engineer
7 52 (6.60%) Support Analyst
8 49 (6.22%) Architect
9 47 (5.96%) Desktop Support
10 44 (5.58%) Developer
11 42 (5.33%) Team Leader
12 40 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 40 (5.08%) Network Engineer
13 34 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 33 (4.19%) IT Analyst
15 30 (3.81%) DBA
16 29 (3.68%) IT Support Analyst
16 29 (3.68%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.38%) .NET
2 34 (4.31%) HTML
3 30 (3.81%) CSS
4 29 (3.68%) ASP.NET
5 20 (2.54%) Kafka
5 20 (2.54%) RESTful
6 17 (2.16%) Web Services
7 15 (1.90%) LDAP
8 13 (1.65%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.52%) .NET Core
9 12 (1.52%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.52%) React
10 11 (1.40%) HTML5
10 11 (1.40%) Vue.js
11 9 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (1.02%) REST
13 7 (0.89%) CSS3
13 7 (0.89%) Entity Framework
13 7 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.96%) Video Conferencing
3 43 (5.46%) Data Centre
4 40 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.43%) Replication
6 20 (2.54%) Clustering
7 19 (2.41%) PKI
8 17 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.40%) iPhone
11 11 (1.40%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.27%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.02%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.02%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.02%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 501 (63.58%) Windows
2 255 (32.36%) Windows Server
3 181 (22.97%) Windows 10
4 115 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (12.94%) Linux
6 87 (11.04%) Windows 7
7 83 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (5.20%) Mac OS X
9 31 (3.93%) Unix
10 29 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (3.05%) Apple iOS
12 22 (2.79%) Solaris
12 22 (2.79%) Windows 8
13 20 (2.54%) VMS
14 14 (1.78%) CentOS
15 13 (1.65%) Android
15 13 (1.65%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.40%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (29.82%) ITIL
2 102 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
3 87 (11.04%) Migration
4 83 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (8.88%) Mentoring
6 68 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 54 (6.85%) Service Management
8 46 (5.84%) DevOps
8 46 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 41 (5.20%) Line Management
10 37 (4.70%) Project Management
11 36 (4.57%) Service Delivery
12 33 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (4.19%) Information Security
13 32 (4.06%) Time Management
14 29 (3.68%) Project Delivery
15 28 (3.55%) Change Management
15 28 (3.55%) Data Protection
16 27 (3.43%) Analytics
16 27 (3.43%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 177 (22.46%) PowerShell
2 137 (17.39%) SQL
3 60 (7.61%) C#
4 51 (6.47%) Python
5 42 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 35 (4.44%) C
7 33 (4.19%) JavaScript
8 31 (3.93%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.16%) PHP
10 11 (1.40%) VBScript
11 7 (0.89%) Perl
12 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.63%) R
13 4 (0.51%) VB
13 4 (0.51%) VBA
14 3 (0.38%) C++
14 3 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 393 (49.87%) MCSE
2 302 (38.32%) MCSA
3 168 (21.32%) Cisco Certification
4 160 (20.30%) MCP
5 144 (18.27%) CCNA
6 133 (16.88%) Degree
7 93 (11.80%) MCITP
8 91 (11.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 70 (8.88%) CCNP
10 29 (3.68%) Security Cleared
11 27 (3.43%) MCSD
12 26 (3.30%) Network+ Certification
13 25 (3.17%) MCTS
14 23 (2.92%) SC Cleared
15 22 (2.79%) A+ Certification
15 22 (2.79%) CCA
15 22 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
16 21 (2.66%) CISSP
16 21 (2.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (2.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (13.07%) SLA
2 17 (2.16%) QA
3 11 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.25%) COBIT
5 2 (0.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.25%) NIST
5 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 401 (50.89%) Active Directory
2 117 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (11.04%) Hyper-V
4 63 (7.99%) XenApp
5 43 (5.46%) vSphere
6 39 (4.95%) XenDesktop
7 32 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (3.55%) Docker
9 24 (3.05%) NFS
10 16 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.90%) Firmware
12 13 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (1.02%) BitLocker
14 8 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.63%) Samba
15 5 (0.63%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.63%) Xen
16 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 122 (15.48%) SCCM
2 39 (4.95%) Ansible
3 36 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (2.92%) Kubernetes
5 22 (2.79%) vCenter Server
6 19 (2.41%) Puppet
7 17 (2.16%) WSUS
8 15 (1.90%) XenMobile
9 14 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (1.52%) Terraform
11 10 (1.27%) AirWatch
12 8 (1.02%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.89%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.89%) Nagios
13 7 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
14 6 (0.76%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 599 (76.02%) Microsoft
2 213 (27.03%) VMware
3 155 (19.67%) Cisco
4 116 (14.72%) Citrix
5 73 (9.26%) HP
6 43 (5.46%) Oracle
7 42 (5.33%) ServiceNow
8 37 (4.70%) Apple
9 35 (4.44%) Splunk
10 29 (3.68%) NetApp
11 27 (3.43%) Dell
12 26 (3.30%) Veeam
13 23 (2.92%) Meraki
14 19 (2.41%) Avaya
14 19 (2.41%) SolarWinds
15 18 (2.28%) CheckPoint
16 17 (2.16%) ShoreTel
16 17 (2.16%) Sitecore
17 15 (1.90%) Sophos
17 15 (1.90%) Wyse