Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 247 236
Rank change year-on-year -159 -11 +28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 345 233 842
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.68% 1.19% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 5.90% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 294 211 711
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +7.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +1.19%

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 8,718 3,951 10,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.29% 20.10% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,404 3,163 8,354
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -76 54 £54,000 +54.29% 18
East London -22 11 £50,000 +25.00% 9
West London -76 7 £35,000 -41.67% 16
South London -21 6 £48,750 +63.87% 3
North London -19 1 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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.

1 279 (80.87%) Microsoft
2 212 (61.45%) Azure
3 180 (52.17%) Windows
4 175 (50.72%) Microsoft 365
5 140 (40.58%) Active Directory
6 132 (38.26%) MCSE
7 118 (34.20%) MCSA
8 106 (30.72%) ITIL
9 98 (28.41%) Windows Server
10 97 (28.12%) Social Skills
11 89 (25.80%) SQL
12 88 (25.51%) VMware
13 75 (21.74%) Degree
14 71 (20.58%) PowerShell
15 70 (20.29%) SharePoint
16 69 (20.00%) Firewall
17 67 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (18.84%) Finance
18 65 (18.84%) SQL Server
19 62 (17.97%) Microsoft Office
19 62 (17.97%) Cisco Certification
20 61 (17.68%) Citrix
20 61 (17.68%) Windows 10
21 60 (17.39%) CCNA
21 60 (17.39%) MCP
21 60 (17.39%) Cisco
22 58 (16.81%) WAN
23 55 (15.94%) Service Delivery
24 54 (15.65%) AWS
25 52 (15.07%) 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 70 (20.29%) SharePoint
2 44 (12.75%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.93%) IIS
4 14 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.03%) Apache
8 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.16%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.29%) Appian
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (17.97%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.32%) Chatbot
4 8 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 212 (61.45%) Azure
2 175 (50.72%) Microsoft 365
3 54 (15.65%) AWS
4 40 (11.59%) Power Platform
5 39 (11.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (7.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 26 (7.54%) PaaS
7 24 (6.96%) SaaS
8 23 (6.67%) IaaS
9 20 (5.80%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (5.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 17 (4.93%) GCP
12 11 (3.19%) Google Workspace
12 11 (3.19%) Serverless
13 10 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.90%) PowerApps
14 9 (2.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 9 (2.61%) Power Automate
15 8 (2.32%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
15 8 (2.32%) Azure LUIS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (20.00%) Firewall
2 58 (16.81%) WAN
3 52 (15.07%) DNS
4 51 (14.78%) LAN
5 40 (11.59%) DHCP
6 36 (10.43%) TCP/IP
7 34 (9.86%) SAN
8 30 (8.70%) VPN
9 15 (4.35%) Wireless
10 14 (4.06%) Network Security
11 10 (2.90%) NAS
11 10 (2.90%) VLAN
12 9 (2.61%) VoIP
13 7 (2.03%) HTTP
13 7 (2.03%) NetScaler
14 6 (1.74%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (1.74%) SMTP
14 6 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.96%) Power BI
3 23 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (5.51%) MySQL
5 18 (5.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (2.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.61%) Data Lake
11 8 (2.32%) PolyBase
11 8 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (2.03%) Big Data
13 6 (1.74%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (4.64%) JIRA
2 3 (0.87%) GitLab
2 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (0.87%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.58%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) Postman
4 1 (0.29%) Snyk
General
1 97 (28.12%) Social Skills
2 65 (18.84%) Finance
3 25 (7.25%) Banking
4 21 (6.09%) Retail
5 19 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.77%) Law
6 13 (3.77%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.48%) Legal
8 11 (3.19%) Marketing
9 10 (2.90%) Manufacturing
10 9 (2.61%) Investment Banking
11 7 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.74%) Advertising
13 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.45%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.58%) Front Office
15 2 (0.58%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
16 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 60 (17.39%) Analyst
2 35 (10.14%) Architect
3 32 (9.28%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 24 (6.96%) Administrator
6 23 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 22 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
8 21 (6.09%) IT Support
9 19 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.93%) Infrastructure Manager
10 17 (4.93%) IT Analyst
10 17 (4.93%) IT Engineer
11 16 (4.64%) Consultant
12 15 (4.35%) Developer
13 14 (4.06%) DBA
14 13 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (3.77%) Service Analyst
14 13 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (3.77%) SQL DBA
15 12 (3.48%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.35%) .NET
2 14 (4.06%) HTML
3 13 (3.77%) AngularJS
4 10 (2.90%) CSS
4 10 (2.90%) React
5 8 (2.32%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.32%) Node.js
6 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (1.74%) Entity Framework
7 6 (1.74%) jQuery
7 6 (1.74%) LAMP
8 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.45%) REST
8 5 (1.45%) Web Services
9 4 (1.16%) Angular 2
9 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (1.16%) HTML5 Canvas
9 4 (1.16%) Kafka
10 3 (0.87%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.35%) Replication
3 14 (4.06%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.61%) Reinsurance
5 9 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.32%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.32%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.32%) NHS
7 7 (2.03%) e-Learning
7 7 (2.03%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.03%) Robotics
8 6 (1.74%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.45%) PKI
9 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 180 (52.17%) Windows
2 98 (28.41%) Windows Server
3 61 (17.68%) Windows 10
4 49 (14.20%) Linux
5 29 (8.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (5.51%) Windows 7
7 19 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (5.22%) Unix
9 17 (4.93%) Mac OS X
10 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (3.19%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.90%) Android
13 6 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.45%) VMS
14 5 (1.45%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.16%) SUSE
16 3 (0.87%) CentOS
17 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (30.72%) ITIL
2 55 (15.94%) Service Delivery
3 50 (14.49%) Project Management
4 46 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (11.59%) Migration
7 37 (10.72%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (10.14%) Analytics
8 35 (10.14%) Computer Science
9 28 (8.12%) Information Security
10 27 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (7.25%) Change Management
12 24 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (6.67%) Service Management
14 22 (6.38%) Project Delivery
15 21 (6.09%) CRM
15 21 (6.09%) Incident Management
15 21 (6.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 89 (25.80%) SQL
2 71 (20.58%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.83%) Python
4 14 (4.06%) C#
5 13 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.19%) PHP
7 9 (2.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 8 (2.32%) U-SQL
9 6 (1.74%) Ruby
9 6 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.45%) Perl
11 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.87%) C
12 3 (0.87%) Go
12 3 (0.87%) Java
13 2 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (38.26%) MCSE
2 118 (34.20%) MCSA
3 75 (21.74%) Degree
4 62 (17.97%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (17.39%) CCNA
5 60 (17.39%) MCP
6 40 (11.59%) MCITP
7 26 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (4.93%) MCDST
10 16 (4.64%) TOGAF Certification
11 13 (3.77%) AWS Certification
11 13 (3.77%) CISSP
11 13 (3.77%) MCSD
12 11 (3.19%) CCNP
13 9 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (2.03%) A+ Certification
14 7 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.74%) HNC
15 6 (1.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.59%) SLA
2 25 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (5.22%) GDPR
4 15 (4.35%) QA
5 5 (1.45%) GRC
5 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.58%) NCSC
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.29%) NIST
8 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 140 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 67 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (12.46%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.61%) vSphere
6 8 (2.32%) Terminal Services
6 8 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.03%) XenApp
8 4 (1.16%) Firmware
8 4 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.87%) Docker
9 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.58%) vCloud
10 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.29%) NFS
11 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (9.86%) SCCM
2 24 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (4.35%) Nagios
4 7 (2.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.74%) Scalr
5 6 (1.74%) SCOM
5 6 (1.74%) ServiceCenter
5 6 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.45%) Icinga
6 5 (1.45%) Terraform
6 5 (1.45%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.16%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.16%) OfficeScan
7 4 (1.16%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 4 (1.16%) WSUS
8 3 (0.87%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.87%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 279 (80.87%) Microsoft
2 88 (25.51%) VMware
3 61 (17.68%) Citrix
4 60 (17.39%) Cisco
5 26 (7.54%) HP
6 19 (5.51%) Apple
6 19 (5.51%) Databricks
7 18 (5.22%) Google
8 14 (4.06%) Dell
8 14 (4.06%) ServiceNow
9 13 (3.77%) Bloomberg
9 13 (3.77%) Reuters
10 12 (3.48%) Oracle
11 11 (3.19%) Avaya
11 11 (3.19%) Juniper
11 11 (3.19%) Veeam
12 10 (2.90%) IBM
12 10 (2.90%) Meraki
13 8 (2.32%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.32%) Sophos