Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 217 185
Rank change year-on-year -1 -32 -42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,180 1,227 1,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.65% 1.68% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.18% 7.19% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,021 1,401
London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +4.05%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 16,424 17,072 20,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.97% 23.37% 25.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12,226 13,118 17,422
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -49 281 £50,000 +17.65% 33
South London +44 80 £45,000 +45.16% 4
West London +9 66 £40,000 -3.03% 22
East London +5 31 £46,500 -7.00% 10
North London -2 10 £45,000 +16.13% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 920 (77.97%) Microsoft
2 752 (63.73%) Windows
3 687 (58.22%) MCSE
4 572 (48.47%) Active Directory
5 388 (32.88%) Office 365
6 382 (32.37%) MCSA
7 371 (31.44%) ITIL
8 362 (30.68%) VMware
9 326 (27.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 317 (26.86%) Windows Server
11 273 (23.14%) SQL Server
12 269 (22.80%) Finance
13 237 (20.08%) SQL
14 236 (20.00%) MCP
15 216 (18.31%) MS Exchange
16 207 (17.54%) Degree
17 206 (17.46%) Hyper-V
18 204 (17.29%) PowerShell
19 180 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 179 (15.17%) Windows 7
20 179 (15.17%) Firewall
21 178 (15.08%) Cisco
22 175 (14.83%) Citrix
22 175 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
22 175 (14.83%) Windows 10
23 171 (14.49%) MCITP
24 155 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
25 153 (12.97%) SCCM
26 151 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
27 150 (12.71%) 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
1 216 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 121 (10.25%) SharePoint
3 88 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (6.69%) Skype for Business
5 69 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (5.17%) IIS
7 45 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 26 (2.20%) nginx
10 18 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (1.36%) Apache
12 15 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 14 (1.19%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (1.19%) Site Server
14 13 (1.10%) Apache Pig
14 13 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (1.02%) Confluence
16 10 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 175 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.03%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.34%) Stata
6 3 (0.25%) InDesign
6 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.085%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.085%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 36 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.25%) Eikon
5 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) BPCS
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.085%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.085%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.085%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 388 (32.88%) Office 365
2 326 (27.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (3.05%) IaaS
6 30 (2.54%) PaaS
7 26 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.86%) SaaS
9 17 (1.44%) OneDrive
10 16 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.85%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.68%) G Suite
15 7 (0.59%) Yammer
16 5 (0.42%) Data Lake Analytics
16 5 (0.42%) GitHub
17 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 179 (15.17%) Firewall
2 150 (12.71%) DNS
3 139 (11.78%) WAN
4 134 (11.36%) SAN
5 133 (11.27%) LAN
6 126 (10.68%) TCP/IP
7 108 (9.15%) VPN
8 105 (8.90%) DHCP
9 61 (5.17%) Skype
10 46 (3.90%) Internet
11 35 (2.97%) VLAN
12 31 (2.63%) Network Security
13 30 (2.54%) Wireless
14 28 (2.37%) VoIP
15 27 (2.29%) NAS
16 26 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (2.03%) SSL
18 23 (1.95%) Intranet
19 21 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
20 19 (1.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (23.14%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (3.98%) MySQL
7 36 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (2.80%) Big Data
9 30 (2.54%) Power BI
10 29 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (2.03%) Hadoop
12 23 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 23 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (1.78%) Relational Database
14 17 (1.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 13 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 42 (3.56%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.56%) JIRA
3 32 (2.71%) TeamCity
4 25 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (1.19%) Bitbucket
6 13 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.02%) git-flow
7 12 (1.02%) Selenium
8 11 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.93%) CodeSonar
8 11 (0.93%) NUnit
8 11 (0.93%) Robot Framework
9 9 (0.76%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.68%) MSI
11 7 (0.59%) Moq
12 6 (0.51%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.51%) MSTest
12 6 (0.51%) Subversion
13 5 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 269 (22.80%) Finance
2 70 (5.93%) Banking
3 54 (4.58%) Advertising
3 54 (4.58%) Marketing
4 41 (3.47%) Law
5 34 (2.88%) Legal
6 32 (2.71%) Investment Banking
7 28 (2.37%) Billing
7 28 (2.37%) Retail
8 25 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.53%) Front Office
10 16 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.93%) Games
12 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.34%) German Language
13 4 (0.34%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.25%) French Language
15 1 (0.085%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (16.78%) Support Engineer
2 149 (12.63%) Analyst
3 127 (10.76%) Consultant
4 116 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 115 (9.75%) Developer
6 95 (8.05%) Desktop Support
7 89 (7.54%) Support Analyst
8 71 (6.02%) IT Engineer
9 69 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 69 (5.85%) Architect
10 67 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 67 (5.68%) IT Support
11 53 (4.49%) Azure Consultant
12 50 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
12 50 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
13 49 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
14 47 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 47 (3.98%) Service Analyst
15 46 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
16 44 (3.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (12.37%) .NET
2 80 (6.78%) ASP.NET
3 68 (5.76%) HTML
4 60 (5.08%) XML
5 53 (4.49%) .NET Framework
6 52 (4.41%) CSS
7 45 (3.81%) jQuery
8 43 (3.64%) XSLT
9 37 (3.14%) Web Services
10 35 (2.97%) Middleware
11 28 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (2.12%) HTML5
13 23 (1.95%) JSON
14 21 (1.78%) Ajax
14 21 (1.78%) Software Packaging
15 20 (1.69%) AngularJS
16 18 (1.53%) NHibernate
17 17 (1.44%) REST
18 14 (1.19%) Java EE
18 14 (1.19%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.15%) Computer Science
2 92 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (7.63%) Self-Motivation
4 74 (6.27%) Data Centre
5 64 (5.42%) Management Information System
6 48 (4.07%) iPad
7 40 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (2.88%) Blackberry
9 33 (2.80%) Clustering
10 31 (2.63%) User Experience
10 31 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
11 28 (2.37%) Private Cloud
12 26 (2.20%) Mobile Payment
13 21 (1.78%) Replication
14 20 (1.69%) Driving Licence
15 17 (1.44%) Public Cloud
16 12 (1.02%) iPhone
17 11 (0.93%) Fintech
17 11 (0.93%) PMI
17 11 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 752 (63.73%) Windows
2 317 (26.86%) Windows Server
3 179 (15.17%) Windows 7
4 175 (14.83%) Windows 10
5 151 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (11.69%) Linux
8 70 (5.93%) Mac OS X
9 49 (4.15%) Android
10 47 (3.98%) Unix
11 42 (3.56%) Mac OS
12 35 (2.97%) Apple iOS
13 29 (2.46%) Windows 8
14 25 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.02%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.17%) VMS
19 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (31.44%) ITIL
2 139 (11.78%) Migration
3 127 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (7.20%) DevOps
5 85 (7.20%) Project Management
6 78 (6.61%) CRM
7 69 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
7 69 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (5.76%) Presales
9 66 (5.59%) Scrum
10 60 (5.08%) Service Delivery
11 55 (4.66%) Service Management
12 49 (4.15%) Information Security
12 49 (4.15%) PRINCE2
13 47 (3.98%) MVC
14 46 (3.90%) ITIL V3
15 45 (3.81%) Analytics
15 45 (3.81%) ERP
16 44 (3.73%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 237 (20.08%) SQL
2 204 (17.29%) PowerShell
3 141 (11.95%) C#
4 83 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 53 (4.49%) T-SQL
6 40 (3.39%) VBScript
7 34 (2.88%) Python
8 25 (2.12%) Java
9 23 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.86%) C
10 22 (1.86%) C++
11 15 (1.27%) PHP
12 12 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 12 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 11 (0.93%) R
13 11 (0.93%) VB
14 10 (0.85%) Perl
14 10 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.51%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.42%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 687 (58.22%) MCSE
2 382 (32.37%) MCSA
3 236 (20.00%) MCP
4 207 (17.54%) Degree
5 171 (14.49%) MCITP
6 155 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
7 136 (11.53%) CCNA
8 128 (10.85%) MCTS
9 74 (6.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 68 (5.76%) MCSD
11 54 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 49 (4.15%) DBS Check
13 45 (3.81%) MCDST
14 43 (3.64%) CISSP
15 39 (3.31%) MCAD
16 37 (3.14%) Network+ Certification
17 35 (2.97%) A+ Certification
18 32 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
19 30 (2.54%) CCNP
20 28 (2.37%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (9.49%) SLA
2 37 (3.14%) QA
3 35 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.78%) GDPR
5 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.76%) PMO
7 5 (0.42%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.42%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 572 (48.47%) Active Directory
2 206 (17.46%) Hyper-V
3 180 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (5.85%) XenApp
5 60 (5.08%) vSphere
6 39 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.44%) Docker
12 16 (1.36%) BitLocker
13 15 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.93%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.59%) XenServer
17 6 (0.51%) vCloud
17 6 (0.51%) Xen
18 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 153 (12.97%) SCCM
2 59 (5.00%) Puppet
3 40 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (2.54%) Failover Clustering
5 28 (2.37%) SCOM
6 18 (1.53%) AirWatch
6 18 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (1.27%) Ansible
9 14 (1.19%) HP UCMDB
9 14 (1.19%) Nagios
9 14 (1.19%) Salt
10 13 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.02%) WMI
11 12 (1.02%) WSUS
12 9 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.68%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.68%) vRealize
14 7 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 920 (77.97%) Microsoft
2 362 (30.68%) VMware
3 178 (15.08%) Cisco
4 175 (14.83%) Citrix
5 103 (8.73%) HP
6 93 (7.88%) Apple
7 65 (5.51%) Veeam
8 51 (4.32%) EMC
9 48 (4.07%) Dell
10 40 (3.39%) Google
11 38 (3.22%) Splunk
12 33 (2.80%) NetApp
13 31 (2.63%) ServiceNow
14 30 (2.54%) Oracle
15 26 (2.20%) Avaya
16 25 (2.12%) Juniper
17 22 (1.86%) Ivanti
18 21 (1.78%) MobileIron
19 19 (1.61%) Bloomberg
19 19 (1.61%) Symantec