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

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 208 185
Rank change year-on-year -50 -23 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 949 1,325 1,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.39% 1.78% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.26% 7.83% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 807 1,087 1,243
London median annual salary £46,500 £43,860 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +0.83% +1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,900 £24,550
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%

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 15,151 16,916 18,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.26% 22.66% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11,298 12,549 15,414
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +2.80%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +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 October 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 October 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 -59 221 £46,500 +9.41% 31
West London +9 66 £40,000 -2.44% 19
South London +17 52 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East London +6 26 £46,500 -7.00% 15
North London -7 10 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 770 (81.14%) Microsoft
2 615 (64.81%) Windows
3 548 (57.74%) MCSE
4 476 (50.16%) Active Directory
5 342 (36.04%) VMware
6 333 (35.09%) ITIL
7 316 (33.30%) Office 365
8 296 (31.19%) Windows Server
9 286 (30.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 261 (27.50%) MCSA
11 232 (24.45%) Finance
12 227 (23.92%) SQL Server
13 219 (23.08%) PowerShell
14 210 (22.13%) MS Exchange
15 198 (20.86%) Citrix
16 188 (19.81%) Firewall
16 188 (19.81%) Hyper-V
17 183 (19.28%) SQL
18 174 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 165 (17.39%) Cisco
20 157 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
21 156 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
22 154 (16.23%) DNS
23 151 (15.91%) MCP
24 143 (15.07%) Windows 10
25 142 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
26 138 (14.54%) SCCM
27 130 (13.70%) Linux
28 127 (13.38%) CCNA
29 125 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 210 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 107 (11.28%) SharePoint
3 79 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 68 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (6.74%) Skype for Business
6 49 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (3.16%) IIS
8 13 (1.37%) Apache Pig
8 13 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.16%) Confluence
9 11 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.84%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.74%) nginx
13 6 (0.63%) Apache
13 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.42%) CMS
15 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 157 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.42%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.32%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.21%) BPCS
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.21%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Lawson
6 1 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 316 (33.30%) Office 365
2 286 (30.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (5.48%) IaaS
5 50 (5.27%) PaaS
6 27 (2.85%) SaaS
7 24 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (1.26%) Data Lake Analytics
12 11 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.16%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.74%) G Suite
15 6 (0.63%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.42%) Yammer
17 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 188 (19.81%) Firewall
2 154 (16.23%) DNS
3 110 (11.59%) WAN
4 109 (11.49%) TCP/IP
5 106 (11.17%) DHCP
5 106 (11.17%) LAN
6 103 (10.85%) SAN
7 83 (8.75%) VPN
8 54 (5.69%) Internet
9 47 (4.95%) Skype
10 35 (3.69%) VoIP
11 33 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (3.06%) VLAN
13 28 (2.95%) SSL
14 24 (2.53%) Wireless
15 22 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (2.11%) Network Security
17 19 (2.00%) Intranet
18 18 (1.90%) BGP
18 18 (1.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (5.16%) Power BI
8 38 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 35 (3.69%) MySQL
10 33 (3.48%) Big Data
11 29 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (2.32%) Relational Database
14 19 (2.00%) Hadoop
15 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (1.48%) Apache Hive
18 13 (1.37%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 46 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 37 (3.90%) JIRA
4 21 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (1.48%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.26%) git-flow
9 12 (1.26%) Selenium
10 11 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.16%) CodeSonar
10 11 (1.16%) Robot Framework
11 8 (0.84%) MSI
11 8 (0.84%) MSTest
11 8 (0.84%) NUnit
12 7 (0.74%) Redmine
13 6 (0.63%) InstallShield
14 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.32%) GitLab
General
1 232 (24.45%) Finance
2 66 (6.95%) Banking
3 41 (4.32%) Retail
4 34 (3.58%) Marketing
5 32 (3.37%) Law
6 30 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.74%) Advertising
8 22 (2.32%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.90%) Legal
10 16 (1.69%) Front Office
11 14 (1.48%) Games
12 13 (1.37%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.74%) Back Office
15 6 (0.63%) Billing
16 3 (0.32%) French Language
16 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.32%) Publishing
17 2 (0.21%) Automotive
17 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 156 (16.44%) Support Engineer
2 102 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (9.48%) Analyst
4 73 (7.69%) Consultant
5 71 (7.48%) Administrator
5 71 (7.48%) Desktop Support
6 60 (6.32%) Developer
7 53 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (5.58%) Architect
8 48 (5.06%) IT Engineer
9 47 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 47 (4.95%) Technical Engineer
10 46 (4.85%) DBA
11 44 (4.64%) SQL DBA
12 42 (4.43%) IT Support
13 41 (4.32%) Technical Support
14 40 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 39 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
15 39 (4.11%) Support Analyst
16 38 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (9.48%) .NET
2 38 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 32 (3.37%) Web Services
4 28 (2.95%) HTML
5 26 (2.74%) jQuery
5 26 (2.74%) Software Packaging
6 23 (2.42%) .NET Framework
7 22 (2.32%) XML
8 18 (1.90%) MDX
9 15 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (1.48%) Java EE
11 13 (1.37%) CSS
11 13 (1.37%) REST
12 12 (1.26%) 802.1X
12 12 (1.26%) JSON
12 12 (1.26%) Middleware
12 12 (1.26%) Node.js
12 12 (1.26%) STL
13 11 (1.16%) LAMP
13 11 (1.16%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 67 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (2.85%) Clustering
6 27 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.74%) iPad
8 25 (2.63%) Blackberry
8 25 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 23 (2.42%) Replication
10 21 (2.21%) Fintech
11 16 (1.69%) PKI
11 16 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.48%) User Experience
14 10 (1.05%) e-Learning
14 10 (1.05%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 615 (64.81%) Windows
2 296 (31.19%) Windows Server
3 143 (15.07%) Windows 10
4 142 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (13.70%) Linux
6 125 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (13.07%) Windows 7
8 48 (5.06%) Mac OS X
9 45 (4.74%) Unix
10 31 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (3.06%) Windows 8
12 25 (2.63%) Android
13 23 (2.42%) Apple iOS
14 20 (2.11%) Mac OS
14 20 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.48%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.84%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (35.09%) ITIL
2 120 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 119 (12.54%) Migration
4 98 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (8.54%) CRM
6 77 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
7 71 (7.48%) Project Management
8 59 (6.22%) Service Delivery
9 58 (6.11%) ITIL V3
10 56 (5.90%) Root Cause Analysis
10 56 (5.90%) Scrum
11 54 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 54 (5.69%) ERP
12 51 (5.37%) Service Management
13 50 (5.27%) DevOps
14 46 (4.85%) Presales
15 45 (4.74%) Analytics
15 45 (4.74%) Software Engineering
16 44 (4.64%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 219 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 183 (19.28%) SQL
3 95 (10.01%) C#
4 61 (6.43%) Python
5 48 (5.06%) T-SQL
6 44 (4.64%) JavaScript
7 34 (3.58%) Bash Shell
8 30 (3.16%) VBScript
9 29 (3.06%) C
10 28 (2.95%) Java
11 25 (2.63%) C++
12 16 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 15 (1.58%) PHP
14 14 (1.48%) R
15 12 (1.26%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.26%) U-SQL
16 10 (1.05%) VB
17 7 (0.74%) Korn
18 6 (0.63%) Perl
18 6 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 548 (57.74%) MCSE
2 261 (27.50%) MCSA
3 156 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
4 151 (15.91%) MCP
5 127 (13.38%) CCNA
6 112 (11.80%) MCITP
7 110 (11.59%) Degree
8 108 (11.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 58 (6.11%) MCTS
10 51 (5.37%) MCDST
11 42 (4.43%) CISSP
12 37 (3.90%) CCNP
13 30 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
14 29 (3.06%) Security Cleared
15 27 (2.85%) A+ Certification
15 27 (2.85%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (2.85%) GIAC
16 26 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (2.63%) DBS Check
18 23 (2.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (10.01%) SLA
2 25 (2.63%) QA
3 19 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.26%) PMO
5 10 (1.05%) GDPR
6 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.63%) COBIT
7 6 (0.63%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 476 (50.16%) Active Directory
2 188 (19.81%) Hyper-V
3 174 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (8.01%) XenApp
5 65 (6.85%) vSphere
6 57 (6.01%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (2.95%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.32%) Docker
9 18 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.16%) VMware NSX
11 11 (1.16%) XenServer
12 9 (0.95%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.84%) NFS
13 8 (0.84%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.74%) Samba
14 7 (0.74%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 138 (14.54%) SCCM
2 48 (5.06%) Puppet
3 36 (3.79%) Backup Exec
4 30 (3.16%) WSUS
5 27 (2.85%) Ansible
6 25 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
8 17 (1.79%) SCOM
9 16 (1.69%) Nagios
10 15 (1.58%) Salt
11 14 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.37%) HP UCMDB
12 13 (1.37%) Terraform
13 11 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
13 11 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.05%) FortiGate
14 10 (1.05%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.95%) IBM BigFix
16 8 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
17 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 770 (81.14%) Microsoft
2 342 (36.04%) VMware
3 198 (20.86%) Citrix
4 165 (17.39%) Cisco
5 89 (9.38%) HP
6 73 (7.69%) Apple
7 62 (6.53%) EMC
8 55 (5.80%) Dell
9 47 (4.95%) NetApp
10 40 (4.21%) Veeam
11 33 (3.48%) Symantec
12 32 (3.37%) ServiceNow
13 30 (3.16%) IBM
13 30 (3.16%) Ivanti
14 28 (2.95%) Oracle
15 27 (2.85%) SolarWinds
16 26 (2.74%) Red Hat
17 24 (2.53%) CheckPoint
17 24 (2.53%) CommVault
17 24 (2.53%) F5