Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 204 166
Rank change year-on-year +17 -38 -46
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,287 1,169 1,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.84% 1.70% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 7.09% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,137 999 1,506
London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,200 £24,438
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +1.30%

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 15,861 16,493 21,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.66% 24.04% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12,319 13,271 18,069
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -6 342 £47,500 +11.76% 27
South London +21 63 £45,000 +62.16% 4
West London +13 56 £40,000 +6.67% 20
East London +4 24 £35,000 -20.45% 9
North London +7 14 £45,000 +38.46%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,028 (79.88%) Microsoft
2 776 (60.30%) Windows
3 699 (54.31%) MCSE
4 586 (45.53%) Active Directory
5 447 (34.73%) Office 365
6 391 (30.38%) ITIL
7 379 (29.45%) MCSA
8 360 (27.97%) VMware
9 335 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 331 (25.72%) Windows Server
11 305 (23.70%) Finance
12 301 (23.39%) SQL Server
13 270 (20.98%) MCP
14 258 (20.05%) Degree
15 240 (18.65%) SQL
16 222 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 215 (16.71%) MS Exchange
18 198 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
19 197 (15.31%) Citrix
20 196 (15.23%) Windows 7
21 195 (15.15%) .NET
22 193 (15.00%) MCITP
23 189 (14.69%) SharePoint
24 178 (13.83%) Windows 10
25 174 (13.52%) PowerShell
26 170 (13.21%) C#
27 166 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
28 165 (12.82%) Hyper-V
29 163 (12.67%) Cisco
30 161 (12.51%) Firewall

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
1 215 (16.71%) MS Exchange
2 189 (14.69%) SharePoint
3 89 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (6.53%) IIS
5 81 (6.29%) Skype for Business
6 59 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 53 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (1.71%) nginx
10 21 (1.63%) IBM Notes
10 21 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (1.17%) Tomcat
13 14 (1.09%) Apache
13 14 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.09%) Site Server
14 12 (0.93%) Confluence
14 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 198 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.41%) InfoPath
4 16 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.31%) Stata
7 3 (0.23%) InDesign
7 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.47%) Eikon
6 5 (0.39%) BPCS
7 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.078%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.078%) Infor CloudSuite
8 1 (0.078%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.078%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.078%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.078%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 447 (34.73%) Office 365
2 335 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 140 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (4.12%) SaaS
5 51 (3.96%) IaaS
6 50 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (3.03%) PaaS
8 35 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
8 35 (2.72%) OneDrive
9 22 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.62%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.54%) Yammer
13 4 (0.31%) G Suite
14 3 (0.23%) Serverless
14 3 (0.23%) Slack
15 2 (0.16%) GitHub
16 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.078%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (12.51%) Firewall
2 135 (10.49%) DNS
3 128 (9.95%) SAN
4 123 (9.56%) WAN
5 121 (9.40%) TCP/IP
6 119 (9.25%) LAN
7 113 (8.78%) DHCP
8 88 (6.84%) VPN
9 64 (4.97%) Skype
10 48 (3.73%) Internet
11 40 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
12 35 (2.72%) VoIP
13 34 (2.64%) Wireless
14 33 (2.56%) VLAN
15 32 (2.49%) Network Security
16 26 (2.02%) NAS
17 23 (1.79%) Unified Communications
18 20 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
19 19 (1.48%) SSL
20 15 (1.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 35 (2.72%) MySQL
7 30 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
11 21 (1.63%) Big Data
12 19 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (1.09%) Power BI
15 13 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.85%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.70%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 55 (4.27%) Visual Studio
2 39 (3.03%) JIRA
3 24 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.86%) TeamCity
4 16 (1.24%) NUnit
5 15 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (0.93%) Moq
7 10 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.47%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.47%) MSI
9 6 (0.47%) MSTest
9 6 (0.47%) Subversion
10 5 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.39%) CodeSonar
10 5 (0.39%) git-flow
10 5 (0.39%) Robot Framework
10 5 (0.39%) Selenium
11 4 (0.31%) InstallShield
General
1 305 (23.70%) Finance
2 71 (5.52%) Banking
3 65 (5.05%) Advertising
4 51 (3.96%) Legal
5 48 (3.73%) Law
6 42 (3.26%) Marketing
7 34 (2.64%) Investment Banking
8 29 (2.25%) Front Office
9 25 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 24 (1.86%) Billing
10 24 (1.86%) Retail
11 21 (1.63%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.09%) Games
13 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.47%) Back Office
17 4 (0.31%) Arabic Language
18 3 (0.23%) German Language
18 3 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 196 (15.23%) Support Engineer
2 186 (14.45%) Analyst
3 153 (11.89%) Developer
4 140 (10.88%) Consultant
5 133 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 125 (9.71%) Support Analyst
7 120 (9.32%) Desktop Support
8 99 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 77 (5.98%) IT Engineer
10 76 (5.91%) Architect
11 74 (5.75%) IT Support
12 67 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 57 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 56 (4.35%) Administrator
15 54 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
16 52 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
17 51 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
18 49 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 48 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
20 47 (3.65%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (15.15%) .NET
2 120 (9.32%) ASP.NET
3 111 (8.62%) HTML
4 83 (6.45%) CSS
5 76 (5.91%) XML
6 74 (5.75%) .NET Framework
6 74 (5.75%) XSLT
7 63 (4.90%) jQuery
8 51 (3.96%) Web Services
9 49 (3.81%) HTML5
10 42 (3.26%) Middleware
11 41 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (2.95%) AngularJS
13 29 (2.25%) JSON
14 27 (2.10%) WCF
15 24 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (1.79%) Entity Framework
17 22 (1.71%) DHTML
17 22 (1.71%) NHibernate
18 21 (1.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 100 (7.77%) Self-Motivation
4 89 (6.92%) Management Information System
5 67 (5.21%) Data Centre
6 47 (3.65%) Blackberry
6 47 (3.65%) User Experience
7 41 (3.19%) Clustering
7 41 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (2.72%) Replication
9 33 (2.56%) iPad
10 30 (2.33%) PMI
11 25 (1.94%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.86%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.86%) Smartphone
13 22 (1.71%) iPhone
14 21 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
14 21 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (1.32%) Hedge funds
16 16 (1.24%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 776 (60.30%) Windows
2 331 (25.72%) Windows Server
3 196 (15.23%) Windows 7
4 178 (13.83%) Windows 10
5 154 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (10.33%) Linux
7 124 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (4.51%) Android
9 49 (3.81%) Mac OS X
10 43 (3.34%) Windows 8
11 31 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 30 (2.33%) Mac OS
12 30 (2.33%) Unix
13 20 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (1.24%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.31%) CentOS
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (30.38%) ITIL
2 136 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (10.49%) Migration
4 122 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 79 (6.14%) Service Management
7 78 (6.06%) CRM
7 78 (6.06%) DevOps
8 76 (5.91%) PRINCE2
9 73 (5.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 73 (5.67%) Project Management
10 71 (5.52%) Service Delivery
11 69 (5.36%) MVC
11 69 (5.36%) Presales
12 67 (5.21%) Scrum
13 54 (4.20%) TOGAF
14 50 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
15 49 (3.81%) Time Management
16 45 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (3.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 240 (18.65%) SQL
2 174 (13.52%) PowerShell
3 170 (13.21%) C#
4 126 (9.79%) JavaScript
5 33 (2.56%) VBScript
6 29 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 24 (1.86%) Java
8 20 (1.55%) Python
9 19 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.09%) Perl
12 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.93%) C++
13 12 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.85%) C
15 8 (0.62%) VB
16 6 (0.47%) PHP
17 5 (0.39%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.39%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 699 (54.31%) MCSE
2 379 (29.45%) MCSA
3 270 (20.98%) MCP
4 258 (20.05%) Degree
5 193 (15.00%) MCITP
6 166 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
7 143 (11.11%) CCNA
8 121 (9.40%) MCSD
9 106 (8.24%) MCTS
10 79 (6.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 77 (5.98%) MCAD
12 74 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 58 (4.51%) MCDST
14 44 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
15 43 (3.34%) A+ Certification
16 39 (3.03%) CCA
17 38 (2.95%) PMI Certification
18 37 (2.87%) CISSP
18 37 (2.87%) MCPD
19 36 (2.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (10.10%) SLA
2 54 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.80%) QA
4 23 (1.79%) GDPR
5 22 (1.71%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.70%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) PMO
9 1 (0.078%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 586 (45.53%) Active Directory
2 222 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 67 (5.21%) XenApp
5 46 (3.57%) vSphere
6 40 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 26 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (1.86%) BitLocker
11 22 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.40%) Xen
13 11 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.85%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.54%) Docker
16 5 (0.39%) Firmware
17 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
18 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 154 (11.97%) SCCM
2 53 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (4.04%) SCOM
4 51 (3.96%) Puppet
5 28 (2.18%) AirWatch
6 23 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
7 21 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 17 (1.32%) Nagios
11 15 (1.17%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.17%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.17%) SCSM
11 15 (1.17%) WSUS
12 14 (1.09%) Ansible
12 14 (1.09%) SCVMM
13 13 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.93%) DameWare
14 12 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,028 (79.88%) Microsoft
2 360 (27.97%) VMware
3 197 (15.31%) Citrix
4 163 (12.67%) Cisco
5 102 (7.93%) HP
6 73 (5.67%) Apple
7 59 (4.58%) Veeam
8 53 (4.12%) Oracle
9 51 (3.96%) Google
10 41 (3.19%) Dell
11 38 (2.95%) EMC
12 34 (2.64%) Avaya
13 28 (2.18%) NetApp
14 27 (2.10%) MobileIron
14 27 (2.10%) Splunk
15 26 (2.02%) SAP
16 23 (1.79%) Bloomberg
17 22 (1.71%) ServiceNow
17 22 (1.71%) Symantec
18 21 (1.63%) Lotus