Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 177 172
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 -57
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1371 1433 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.83% 1.89% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.13% 7.85% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1247 1583
London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £25,975 £24,363 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -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 16873 18249 22895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.49% 24.02% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12575 15162 18665
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,219 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +12 328 £43,325 -3.72% 16
West London -11 82 £40,250 -5.29% 8
South London +24 44 £40,000 -15.79% 3
North London +21 24 £43,500 +33.85%
East London +9 20 £48,750 +42.34% 6
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1107 (80.74%) Microsoft
2 892 (65.06%) Windows
3 774 (56.46%) MCSE
4 723 (52.74%) Active Directory
5 529 (38.58%) VMware
6 521 (38.00%) ITIL
7 426 (31.07%) Windows Server
8 404 (29.47%) Finance
9 387 (28.23%) MS Exchange
10 359 (26.19%) Citrix
11 357 (26.04%) Office 365
12 355 (25.89%) MCSA
13 333 (24.29%) SQL Server
14 292 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 281 (20.50%) Microsoft Office
16 278 (20.28%) Windows 7
17 268 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
18 260 (18.96%) SCCM
19 256 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
20 246 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
21 242 (17.65%) CCNA
22 240 (17.51%) Degree
23 222 (16.19%) SQL
24 221 (16.12%) Cisco
25 219 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
26 218 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
26 218 (15.90%) MCP
27 216 (15.75%) Hyper-V
28 212 (15.46%) Firewall
29 205 (14.95%) XenApp

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
1 387 (28.23%) MS Exchange
2 219 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 170 (12.40%) Skype for Business
4 151 (11.01%) SharePoint
5 106 (7.73%) IIS
6 89 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 52 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (1.02%) Apache
12 14 (1.02%) Confluence
13 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.44%) CMS
15 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.22%) nginx
16 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 281 (20.50%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.15%) Maya
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) InDesign
7 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 51 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.29%) BPCS
6 2 (0.15%) Eikon
6 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.15%) Relativity
7 1 (0.073%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.073%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 357 (26.04%) Office 365
2 268 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (11.60%) IaaS
4 118 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (2.92%) PaaS
6 36 (2.63%) SaaS
7 32 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.24%) G Suite
11 11 (0.80%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.58%) Yammer
13 6 (0.44%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.29%) Dropbox
14 4 (0.29%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.22%) GitHub
15 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 212 (15.46%) Firewall
2 189 (13.79%) DNS
3 161 (11.74%) Skype
4 152 (11.09%) SAN
5 143 (10.43%) DHCP
6 112 (8.17%) TCP/IP
7 109 (7.95%) WAN
8 107 (7.80%) LAN
9 98 (7.15%) VPN
10 53 (3.87%) Internet
11 51 (3.72%) VoIP
12 43 (3.14%) VLAN
13 36 (2.63%) NAS
14 33 (2.41%) Wireless
15 29 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
16 26 (1.90%) NetScaler
16 26 (1.90%) Unified Communications
17 23 (1.68%) iSCSI
18 22 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (1.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 98 (7.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 91 (6.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 90 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.53%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (1.31%) Power BI
12 18 (1.31%) Relational Database
13 16 (1.17%) MySQL
14 15 (1.09%) Hadoop
15 13 (0.95%) QlikView
16 12 (0.88%) Big Data
16 12 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (2.99%) JIRA
2 33 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (1.53%) NUnit
5 19 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.31%) Moq
6 18 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (1.31%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
8 9 (0.66%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.44%) MSI
10 5 (0.36%) Selenium
10 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (0.22%) CodeSonar
11 3 (0.22%) git-flow
11 3 (0.22%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.22%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.15%) Redmine
General
1 404 (29.47%) Finance
2 193 (14.08%) Banking
3 154 (11.23%) Investment Banking
4 133 (9.70%) Retail Banking
5 46 (3.36%) Law
6 41 (2.99%) Retail
7 38 (2.77%) Legal
8 27 (1.97%) Advertising
9 23 (1.68%) Games
10 21 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.02%) Marketing
12 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.51%) Publishing
14 5 (0.36%) Front Office
15 2 (0.15%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 190 (13.86%) Support Engineer
2 171 (12.47%) Analyst
3 146 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 144 (10.50%) Developer
5 117 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 100 (7.29%) Desktop Support
7 94 (6.86%) IT Support
7 94 (6.86%) Support Analyst
8 92 (6.71%) Administrator
9 81 (5.91%) IT Engineer
10 78 (5.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 70 (5.11%) Consultant
12 69 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 65 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 63 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
15 62 (4.52%) DBA
16 60 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
17 59 (4.30%) SQL DBA
18 54 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
19 52 (3.79%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (13.13%) .NET
2 120 (8.75%) ASP.NET
3 94 (6.86%) .NET Framework
4 80 (5.84%) HTML
5 72 (5.25%) Web Services
6 62 (4.52%) CSS
7 61 (4.45%) XML
8 59 (4.30%) XSLT
9 56 (4.08%) jQuery
10 53 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 51 (3.72%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.99%) HTML5
12 41 (2.99%) WCF
13 35 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (2.33%) Middleware
15 31 (2.26%) Entity Framework
16 29 (2.12%) KnockoutJS
17 26 (1.90%) JSON
18 24 (1.75%) LINQ
18 24 (1.75%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 157 (11.45%) Blackberry
2 147 (10.72%) Computer Science
3 123 (8.97%) User Experience
4 102 (7.44%) Data Centre
5 74 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (3.50%) Clustering
7 42 (3.06%) Replication
8 37 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 36 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 35 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (2.55%) iPhone
11 33 (2.41%) iPad
12 28 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (1.68%) Driving Licence
13 23 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
15 19 (1.39%) Client/Server
16 17 (1.24%) Smartphone
17 15 (1.09%) Hedge funds
18 14 (1.02%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 892 (65.06%) Windows
2 426 (31.07%) Windows Server
3 278 (20.28%) Windows 7
4 246 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 218 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 194 (14.15%) Windows 10
7 148 (10.80%) Android
8 136 (9.92%) Mac OS X
9 127 (9.26%) Apple iOS
10 125 (9.12%) Linux
11 77 (5.62%) Windows 8
12 50 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (2.48%) Windows XP
14 26 (1.90%) Unix
15 24 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (1.31%) Debian
17 15 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 13 (0.95%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.80%) Mac OS
20 8 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (38.00%) ITIL
2 182 (13.27%) Service Management
3 161 (11.74%) Asset Management
4 148 (10.80%) Wealth Management
5 133 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (9.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 102 (7.44%) High Availability
8 98 (7.15%) Migration
9 85 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
10 79 (5.76%) MVC
11 78 (5.69%) Problem Management
12 68 (4.96%) Project Management
13 65 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
13 65 (4.74%) CRM
14 63 (4.60%) Web Development
15 60 (4.38%) DevOps
16 55 (4.01%) Service Delivery
17 53 (3.87%) Data Management
18 50 (3.65%) ITIL V3
19 49 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 222 (16.19%) SQL
2 172 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 161 (11.74%) C#
4 109 (7.95%) JavaScript
5 28 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 28 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 27 (1.97%) Java
7 16 (1.17%) Perl
8 15 (1.09%) C++
9 12 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.80%) C
11 10 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (0.73%) Python
11 10 (0.73%) VBScript
12 8 (0.58%) VB
13 7 (0.51%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.51%) PHP
13 7 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 774 (56.46%) MCSE
2 355 (25.89%) MCSA
3 256 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
4 242 (17.65%) CCNA
5 240 (17.51%) Degree
6 218 (15.90%) MCP
7 176 (12.84%) Citrix Certification
8 167 (12.18%) MCITP
9 149 (10.87%) CCA
10 107 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 103 (7.51%) MCSD
12 93 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 81 (5.91%) MCTS
14 72 (5.25%) MCAD
15 65 (4.74%) CCNP
16 39 (2.84%) MCDST
17 36 (2.63%) A+ Certification
18 25 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (1.75%) CCEA
19 24 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (8.02%) SLA
2 23 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.31%) QA
4 17 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.95%) GDPR
7 8 (0.58%) PMO
8 5 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.36%) NEBOSH
9 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.073%) COBIT
11 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.073%) NIST 800
System Software
1 723 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 292 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (15.75%) Hyper-V
4 205 (14.95%) XenApp
5 188 (13.71%) XenDesktop
6 98 (7.15%) vSphere
7 64 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (3.14%) XenServer
9 42 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.80%) BitLocker
13 11 (0.80%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.66%) Docker
14 9 (0.66%) NFS
15 7 (0.51%) Xen
16 6 (0.44%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.15%) Samba
17 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 260 (18.96%) SCCM
2 105 (7.66%) AirWatch
3 54 (3.94%) SCOM
4 40 (2.92%) Puppet
5 31 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (2.12%) Backup Exec
7 24 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 22 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (1.31%) Nagios
10 15 (1.09%) WSUS
11 14 (1.02%) vCenter Server
12 13 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.66%) Ansible
14 8 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (0.58%) vRealize
15 7 (0.51%) Cacti
16 6 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
16 6 (0.44%) Salt
16 6 (0.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1107 (80.74%) Microsoft
2 529 (38.58%) VMware
3 359 (26.19%) Citrix
4 221 (16.12%) Cisco
5 154 (11.23%) Apple
6 124 (9.04%) AppSense
7 122 (8.90%) McAfee
8 114 (8.32%) ServiceNow
9 75 (5.47%) HP
9 75 (5.47%) Oracle
10 63 (4.60%) Dell
11 42 (3.06%) EMC
11 42 (3.06%) NetApp
12 39 (2.84%) Veeam
13 32 (2.33%) Google
13 32 (2.33%) Symantec
14 30 (2.19%) Mitel
15 27 (1.97%) CheckPoint
15 27 (1.97%) Meraki
16 25 (1.82%) Red Hat