Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 267 234 232
Rank change year-on-year -33 -2 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 310 826 1,109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.47% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 7.13% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 278 747 998
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,702 £28,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 5,200 11,579 15,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.23% 20.57% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,825 8,677 11,807
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £35,700 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +78 118 £37,500 -21.05% 14
West London -3 15 £49,500 +10.00% 6
South London +22 11 £45,000 -3.23% 3
North London +9 5 £45,000 +50.00% 1
East London +12 3 £85,000 +110.66% 6
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 274 (88.39%) Microsoft
2 209 (67.42%) Windows
3 165 (53.23%) Office 365
4 162 (52.26%) Azure
5 150 (48.39%) Active Directory
6 140 (45.16%) MCSE
7 113 (36.45%) Windows Server
8 102 (32.90%) MCSA
9 98 (31.61%) Windows 10
10 84 (27.10%) VMware
11 83 (26.77%) Microsoft Office
11 83 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
12 77 (24.84%) Finance
13 75 (24.19%) PowerShell
14 72 (23.23%) MCP
15 62 (20.00%) CCNA
16 60 (19.35%) SharePoint
16 60 (19.35%) Degree
17 59 (19.03%) ITIL
18 58 (18.71%) SQL
19 56 (18.06%) Hyper-V
20 55 (17.74%) DNS
21 54 (17.42%) SQL Server
21 54 (17.42%) Azure Active Directory
22 52 (16.77%) Cisco
22 52 (16.77%) Firewall
22 52 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 52 (16.77%) Windows 7
23 51 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 50 (16.13%) Windows Server 2016

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 60 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 47 (15.16%) MS Exchange
3 29 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.84%) IIS
5 14 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.90%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.65%) Apache
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) Drupal
11 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (26.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 165 (53.23%) Office 365
2 162 (52.26%) Azure
3 54 (17.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (14.19%) IaaS
5 41 (13.23%) AWS
5 41 (13.23%) PaaS
6 17 (5.48%) Power Platform
7 15 (4.84%) SaaS
8 11 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (3.55%) OneDrive
9 9 (2.90%) GCP
10 8 (2.58%) G Suite
11 7 (2.26%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.61%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.61%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.74%) DNS
2 52 (16.77%) Firewall
3 43 (13.87%) TCP/IP
4 41 (13.23%) DHCP
5 32 (10.32%) Internet
6 29 (9.35%) LAN
6 29 (9.35%) WAN
7 26 (8.39%) SAN
8 19 (6.13%) VoIP
9 18 (5.81%) VPN
10 17 (5.48%) NetScaler
11 16 (5.16%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (4.19%) Intranet
12 13 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (3.87%) Skype
14 10 (3.23%) Wireless
15 9 (2.90%) Broadband
15 9 (2.90%) Network Security
16 6 (1.94%) IPsec
16 6 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.84%) Power BI
3 12 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (3.55%) Data Lake
5 10 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (2.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.26%) Big Data
7 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.26%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.94%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.29%) MySQL
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.61%) JIRA
3 4 (1.29%) Artifactory
3 4 (1.29%) GitLab
4 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 77 (24.84%) Finance
2 13 (4.19%) Law
3 10 (3.23%) Banking
4 8 (2.58%) Retail
5 7 (2.26%) Legal
6 6 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.61%) Games
7 5 (1.61%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.97%) Front Office
9 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 2 (0.65%) Back Office
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (17.74%) Consultant
2 45 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (12.90%) Analyst
4 36 (11.61%) Support Engineer
5 33 (10.65%) Desktop Support
6 29 (9.35%) IT Support
7 26 (8.39%) Support Analyst
8 24 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (6.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 19 (6.13%) Architect
10 19 (6.13%) Desktop Analyst
10 19 (6.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 17 (5.48%) IT Engineer
11 17 (5.48%) Microsoft Consultant
11 17 (5.48%) Windows Support Analyst
12 16 (5.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 15 (4.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
13 15 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 14 (4.52%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.42%) .NET
2 11 (3.55%) Web Services
3 7 (2.26%) .NET Core
3 7 (2.26%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.26%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (2.26%) React
3 7 (2.26%) Vue.js
4 5 (1.61%) HTML
4 5 (1.61%) HTML5
5 4 (1.29%) ADO
5 4 (1.29%) PySpark
6 3 (0.97%) ODBC
6 3 (0.97%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.65%) LAMP
8 1 (0.32%) COM
8 1 (0.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.48%) CMDB
4 16 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.87%) Clustering
6 9 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.90%) iPhone
6 9 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.58%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.29%) PMI
11 3 (0.97%) AS400
11 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 209 (67.42%) Windows
2 113 (36.45%) Windows Server
3 98 (31.61%) Windows 10
4 52 (16.77%) Windows 7
5 50 (16.13%) Linux
5 50 (16.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 46 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (7.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 19 (6.13%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.87%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.58%) Unix
12 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.94%) CentOS
12 6 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.61%) Android
13 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.03%) ITIL
2 51 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (14.84%) Migration
4 28 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (8.71%) Presales
6 25 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (7.74%) DevOps
8 21 (6.77%) Service Management
9 20 (6.45%) Technical Leadership
10 18 (5.81%) Computer Science
10 18 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (5.81%) High Availability
11 17 (5.48%) Analytics
11 17 (5.48%) Service Delivery
12 16 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (5.16%) Server Management
13 15 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (4.84%) Mentoring
14 14 (4.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 58 (18.71%) SQL
3 33 (10.65%) Python
4 18 (5.81%) C#
5 15 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.52%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.26%) C
9 6 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.61%) R
11 4 (1.29%) Java
11 4 (1.29%) Scala
12 2 (0.65%) C++
12 2 (0.65%) PHP
13 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.32%) Go
13 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 140 (45.16%) MCSE
2 102 (32.90%) MCSA
3 83 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (23.23%) MCP
5 62 (20.00%) CCNA
6 60 (19.35%) Degree
7 24 (7.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (7.42%) CCNP
8 23 (7.42%) MCITP
9 21 (6.77%) Security Cleared
10 18 (5.81%) SC Cleared
11 17 (5.48%) CISSP
11 17 (5.48%) CTC Cleared
12 11 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (3.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (3.55%) MCT
13 8 (2.58%) CCSA
13 8 (2.58%) CEH
13 8 (2.58%) CISM
14 7 (2.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.39%) SLA
2 7 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.94%) GDPR
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 150 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 56 (18.06%) Hyper-V
3 52 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.87%) Docker
4 12 (3.87%) vSphere
5 6 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.97%) NFS
6 3 (0.97%) Samba
6 3 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.97%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.97%) Xen
6 3 (0.97%) XenApp
7 2 (0.65%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (15.81%) SCCM
2 39 (12.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (6.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (4.52%) Ansible
4 14 (4.52%) Puppet
5 13 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.58%) SCOM
8 7 (2.26%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.94%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.61%) Nagios
10 5 (1.61%) Terraform
11 4 (1.29%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.97%) CASB
12 3 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.97%) OpenNMS
12 3 (0.97%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.97%) WSUS
12 3 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 274 (88.39%) Microsoft
2 84 (27.10%) VMware
3 52 (16.77%) Cisco
4 46 (14.84%) HP
5 33 (10.65%) Citrix
6 32 (10.32%) Dell
7 13 (4.19%) Google
7 13 (4.19%) Palo Alto
8 11 (3.55%) Oracle
8 11 (3.55%) Zerto
9 9 (2.90%) Apple
9 9 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.58%) Splunk
11 7 (2.26%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.26%) F5
11 7 (2.26%) IBM
11 7 (2.26%) SAP
12 6 (1.94%) McAfee
12 6 (1.94%) NetApp
12 6 (1.94%) SonicWALL