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

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 224 257
Rank change year-on-year -31 +33 -49
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 234 835 947
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.18% 1.54% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.86% 7.63% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 234 735 847
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 3,991 10,937 15,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.07% 20.14% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,106 8,231 11,208
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £106,250 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 27 October 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 October 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 +50 72 £35,000 -22.22% 21
West London +18 9 £60,000 - 5
East London +16 9 £40,000 -8.57% 3
North London +12 5 £45,000 +50.00%
South London +32 3 £31,500 -32.26% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 214 (91.45%) Microsoft
2 133 (56.84%) Windows
3 125 (53.42%) Azure
4 120 (51.28%) Office 365
5 106 (45.30%) Active Directory
6 91 (38.89%) MCSE
7 72 (30.77%) Windows 10
8 70 (29.91%) MCSA
9 66 (28.21%) Finance
10 64 (27.35%) Windows Server
11 63 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
11 63 (26.92%) PowerShell
12 62 (26.50%) VMware
13 54 (23.08%) SQL
14 53 (22.65%) Cisco Certification
15 48 (20.51%) CCNA
15 48 (20.51%) MCP
16 46 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 42 (17.95%) SCCM
18 40 (17.09%) Degree
18 40 (17.09%) ITIL
18 40 (17.09%) Firewall
19 39 (16.67%) SQL Server
20 38 (16.24%) Linux
20 38 (16.24%) SharePoint
20 38 (16.24%) Cisco
21 37 (15.81%) AWS
22 36 (15.38%) Hyper-V
23 33 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
24 32 (13.68%) DevOps

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 38 (16.24%) SharePoint
2 28 (11.97%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.98%) IIS
4 12 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.85%) Apache
8 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.43%) Drupal
9 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 125 (53.42%) Azure
2 120 (51.28%) Office 365
3 37 (15.81%) AWS
4 32 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (13.25%) PaaS
6 28 (11.97%) IaaS
7 13 (5.56%) SaaS
8 9 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (3.42%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.56%) OneDrive
11 5 (2.14%) G Suite
12 4 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.71%) GCP
12 4 (1.71%) GitHub
12 4 (1.71%) PowerApps
13 3 (1.28%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.28%) Serverless
13 3 (1.28%) Yammer
14 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.09%) Firewall
2 29 (12.39%) DNS
3 25 (10.68%) Network Security
4 20 (8.55%) DHCP
4 20 (8.55%) LAN
4 20 (8.55%) SAN
4 20 (8.55%) WAN
5 19 (8.12%) Internet
6 18 (7.69%) VPN
7 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.56%) Skype
9 9 (3.85%) VoIP
10 7 (2.99%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.56%) Broadband
11 6 (2.56%) Intranet
11 6 (2.56%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.56%) PBX
12 5 (2.14%) VLAN
12 5 (2.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (2.99%) SAP HANA
3 7 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.71%) MySQL
5 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.28%) Power BI
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.85%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) OLAP
7 1 (0.43%) OLTP
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.85%) JIRA
3 2 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (28.21%) Finance
2 14 (5.98%) Banking
3 13 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.56%) Retail
6 5 (2.14%) Electronics
6 5 (2.14%) Law
6 5 (2.14%) Marketing
7 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.85%) Automotive
8 2 (0.85%) Back Office
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
8 2 (0.85%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (14.96%) Consultant
3 31 (13.25%) Desktop Support
4 27 (11.54%) Analyst
5 25 (10.68%) Support Engineer
6 23 (9.83%) Security Engineer
7 22 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (8.97%) Support Analyst
9 18 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
9 18 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 18 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
10 17 (7.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 17 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 17 (7.26%) IT Support
11 16 (6.84%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 16 (6.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 16 (6.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
11 16 (6.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
11 16 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.55%) .NET
2 13 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (1.28%) WSH
4 2 (0.85%) COM
4 2 (0.85%) HTML
4 2 (0.85%) LAMP
4 2 (0.85%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.43%) Django
5 1 (0.43%) ODBC
5 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 29 (12.39%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.56%) CMDB
4 12 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.42%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.99%) Clustering
6 7 (2.99%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.14%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.71%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.85%) FMCG
10 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.85%) PKI
11 1 (0.43%) iPhone
11 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 133 (56.84%) Windows
2 72 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 64 (27.35%) Windows Server
4 38 (16.24%) Linux
5 30 (12.82%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (10.68%) Windows 7
7 23 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (7.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (5.56%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.85%) Unix
12 7 (2.99%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.28%) CentOS
14 2 (0.85%) Android
14 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.85%) VMS
15 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (17.09%) ITIL
3 32 (13.68%) DevOps
4 29 (12.39%) Migration
5 23 (9.83%) Presales
6 22 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 18 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (6.41%) ITIL V3
10 14 (5.98%) Project Management
10 14 (5.98%) Service Delivery
11 13 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.56%) High Availability
11 13 (5.56%) Service Management
12 12 (5.13%) Business Continuity
12 12 (5.13%) Computer Science
12 12 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (4.70%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.70%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 54 (23.08%) SQL
3 19 (8.12%) Python
4 17 (7.26%) C#
5 15 (6.41%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.27%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.71%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.71%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.85%) Java
9 2 (0.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (38.89%) MCSE
2 70 (29.91%) MCSA
3 53 (22.65%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (20.51%) CCNA
4 48 (20.51%) MCP
5 40 (17.09%) Degree
6 25 (10.68%) MCITP
7 23 (9.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (6.41%) SC Cleared
8 15 (6.41%) Security Cleared
9 13 (5.56%) RHCE
10 12 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (5.13%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (5.13%) SSCP
11 11 (4.70%) CCNP
11 11 (4.70%) RHCSA
12 10 (4.27%) CISSP
13 6 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.56%) MCT
14 5 (2.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.41%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) GDPR
3 3 (1.28%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 33 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.41%) vSphere
5 8 (3.42%) Docker
6 5 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.71%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.28%) XenApp
8 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (17.95%) SCCM
2 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (5.98%) Ansible
4 13 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (4.70%) Puppet
6 7 (2.99%) Terraform
7 6 (2.56%) SCOM
8 5 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.71%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.28%) WSUS
11 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.85%) Nagios
11 2 (0.85%) Scalr
12 1 (0.43%) cPanel
12 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 214 (91.45%) Microsoft
2 62 (26.50%) VMware
3 38 (16.24%) Cisco
4 29 (12.39%) HP
5 20 (8.55%) Dell
6 17 (7.26%) Citrix
7 14 (5.98%) Palo Alto
7 14 (5.98%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.13%) SAP
9 10 (4.27%) Oracle
10 9 (3.85%) Google
10 9 (3.85%) IBM
11 8 (3.42%) Brocade
11 8 (3.42%) Meraki
12 7 (2.99%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.56%) Apple
13 6 (2.56%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.56%) Netskope
13 6 (2.56%) Splunk
13 6 (2.56%) Zscaler