Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 186 159
Rank change year-on-year +3 -27 -43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1,313 1,299 1,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.88% 1.84% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.44% 7.70% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,130 1,113 1,601
London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 15,550 16,860 22,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.24% 23.82% 26.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,030 13,840 18,235
London median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +20 353 £45,000 +7.14% 38
West London -16 63 £41,000 +2.50% 27
South London +16 42 £40,000 +31.15% 7
North London +19 24 £43,500 +33.85% 6
East London +7 23 £38,815 -11.78% 11
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1,075 (81.87%) Microsoft
2 821 (62.53%) Windows
3 742 (56.51%) MCSE
4 638 (48.59%) Active Directory
5 464 (35.34%) VMware
6 456 (34.73%) ITIL
7 420 (31.99%) Office 365
8 392 (29.86%) Windows Server
9 351 (26.73%) MCSA
10 343 (26.12%) Finance
11 325 (24.75%) SQL Server
12 317 (24.14%) Citrix
13 308 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 308 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 298 (22.70%) MS Exchange
15 262 (19.95%) Degree
16 250 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
17 232 (17.67%) MCP
18 229 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
19 218 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
20 216 (16.45%) Windows 7
21 213 (16.22%) SCCM
21 213 (16.22%) SQL
22 206 (15.69%) CCNA
23 199 (15.16%) .NET
24 194 (14.78%) Windows 10
25 191 (14.55%) Firewall
26 190 (14.47%) SharePoint
27 189 (14.39%) Hyper-V
28 183 (13.94%) Cisco

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
1 298 (22.70%) MS Exchange
2 190 (14.47%) SharePoint
3 142 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 116 (8.83%) Skype for Business
5 109 (8.30%) IIS
6 78 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 26 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
10 23 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (1.29%) Apache
13 11 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.76%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.61%) Confluence
17 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.53%) Umbraco
18 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
19 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 250 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 2 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 44 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.38%) BPCS
5 5 (0.38%) Eikon
6 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) Relativity
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.076%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 420 (31.99%) Office 365
2 308 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (8.45%) IaaS
5 51 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (3.88%) PaaS
6 49 (3.73%) SaaS
7 28 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
9 25 (1.90%) OneDrive
10 12 (0.91%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.69%) G Suite
12 7 (0.53%) Yammer
13 4 (0.30%) Dropbox
13 4 (0.30%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 191 (14.55%) Firewall
2 160 (12.19%) DNS
3 136 (10.36%) DHCP
4 120 (9.14%) SAN
5 104 (7.92%) WAN
6 101 (7.69%) LAN
7 100 (7.62%) Skype
8 97 (7.39%) TCP/IP
9 82 (6.25%) VPN
10 54 (4.11%) Internet
11 51 (3.88%) VoIP
12 44 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
13 35 (2.67%) NAS
13 35 (2.67%) VLAN
14 26 (1.98%) Unified Communications
14 26 (1.98%) Wireless
15 24 (1.83%) NetScaler
15 24 (1.83%) Network Security
16 22 (1.68%) SSL
17 20 (1.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 81 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (5.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 70 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 28 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 26 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.52%) Power BI
13 19 (1.45%) MySQL
14 17 (1.29%) Relational Database
15 16 (1.22%) Big Data
16 15 (1.14%) Hadoop
17 14 (1.07%) NoSQL
18 10 (0.76%) QlikView
18 10 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.35%) JIRA
2 36 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.91%) Moq
7 12 (0.91%) NUnit
8 11 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (0.69%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.53%) MSI
11 5 (0.38%) Selenium
11 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (0.30%) CodeSonar
12 4 (0.30%) git-flow
12 4 (0.30%) Robot Framework
13 3 (0.23%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.23%) Redmine
13 3 (0.23%) WinDbg
General
1 343 (26.12%) Finance
2 136 (10.36%) Banking
3 106 (8.07%) Investment Banking
4 80 (6.09%) Retail Banking
5 50 (3.81%) Law
6 47 (3.58%) Advertising
6 47 (3.58%) Legal
7 29 (2.21%) Retail
8 23 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.60%) Front Office
9 21 (1.60%) Marketing
10 18 (1.37%) Games
11 17 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.46%) Back Office
13 6 (0.46%) Publishing
14 4 (0.30%) Arabic Language
14 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) Electronics
16 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 185 (14.09%) Support Engineer
2 181 (13.79%) Analyst
3 142 (10.81%) Developer
4 137 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 127 (9.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 116 (8.83%) Desktop Support
7 105 (8.00%) Support Analyst
8 92 (7.01%) Administrator
9 88 (6.70%) IT Support
10 82 (6.25%) Consultant
11 75 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 72 (5.48%) IT Engineer
13 66 (5.03%) Architect
14 62 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
14 62 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
15 61 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 56 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 51 (3.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 49 (3.73%) .NET Developer
18 49 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (15.16%) .NET
2 125 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 98 (7.46%) HTML
4 97 (7.39%) .NET Framework
5 75 (5.71%) Web Services
6 70 (5.33%) XML
7 69 (5.26%) CSS
8 65 (4.95%) jQuery
9 63 (4.80%) XSLT
10 54 (4.11%) AngularJS
11 51 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 50 (3.81%) HTML5
13 44 (3.35%) WCF
14 42 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (2.97%) Entity Framework
16 35 (2.67%) Middleware
17 33 (2.51%) JSON
18 29 (2.21%) KnockoutJS
19 24 (1.83%) Classic ASP
19 24 (1.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 155 (11.81%) Computer Science
2 105 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (7.39%) Data Centre
4 91 (6.93%) Blackberry
5 80 (6.09%) User Experience
6 70 (5.33%) Management Information System
7 45 (3.43%) Replication
8 42 (3.20%) Clustering
9 33 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (2.28%) Smartphone
11 28 (2.13%) iPhone
12 26 (1.98%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.68%) PMI
14 21 (1.60%) Driving Licence
15 18 (1.37%) Hedge funds
16 17 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
17 16 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (0.99%) iPad
18 13 (0.99%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 821 (62.53%) Windows
2 392 (29.86%) Windows Server
3 218 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 216 (16.45%) Windows 7
5 194 (14.78%) Windows 10
6 171 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (9.75%) Linux
8 94 (7.16%) Android
9 82 (6.25%) Mac OS X
10 70 (5.33%) Apple iOS
11 68 (5.18%) Windows 8
12 47 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (2.13%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.83%) Unix
15 18 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (1.07%) Debian
18 8 (0.61%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.53%) CentOS
19 7 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (34.73%) ITIL
2 128 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 112 (8.53%) Service Management
4 110 (8.38%) Migration
5 108 (8.23%) Asset Management
6 85 (6.47%) Wealth Management
7 82 (6.25%) MVC
8 72 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
9 71 (5.41%) High Availability
10 70 (5.33%) Service Delivery
11 66 (5.03%) PRINCE2
12 65 (4.95%) Project Management
13 63 (4.80%) Web Development
14 62 (4.72%) CRM
15 60 (4.57%) Time Management
16 58 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
17 54 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
17 54 (4.11%) Software Engineering
18 52 (3.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 213 (16.22%) SQL
2 178 (13.56%) PowerShell
3 168 (12.80%) C#
4 132 (10.05%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 26 (1.98%) Java
7 15 (1.14%) Perl
7 15 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.07%) VBScript
9 12 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.91%) C
9 12 (0.91%) Python
10 11 (0.84%) C++
11 9 (0.69%) VB
12 8 (0.61%) Objective-C
12 8 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.53%) PHP
14 6 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.38%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.30%) AWK
Qualifications
1 742 (56.51%) MCSE
2 351 (26.73%) MCSA
3 262 (19.95%) Degree
4 232 (17.67%) MCP
5 229 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
6 206 (15.69%) CCNA
7 166 (12.64%) MCITP
8 126 (9.60%) Citrix Certification
9 108 (8.23%) MCSD
10 103 (7.84%) CCA
11 99 (7.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 98 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 72 (5.48%) MCAD
14 67 (5.10%) MCTS
15 65 (4.95%) CCNP
16 49 (3.73%) MCDST
17 44 (3.35%) A+ Certification
18 31 (2.36%) PMI Certification
19 30 (2.28%) Network+ Certification
20 27 (2.06%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.22%) SLA
2 35 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.90%) QA
4 22 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.14%) GDPR
6 7 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.53%) PMO
7 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.38%) NEBOSH
9 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.076%) COBIT
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.076%) NIST 800
System Software
1 638 (48.59%) Active Directory
2 308 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (14.39%) Hyper-V
4 157 (11.96%) XenApp
5 127 (9.67%) XenDesktop
6 82 (6.25%) vSphere
7 56 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (3.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (3.20%) XenServer
10 29 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (1.52%) BitLocker
13 19 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.99%) Xen
15 7 (0.53%) Docker
15 7 (0.53%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.38%) Firmware
16 5 (0.38%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.23%) NFS
17 3 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 213 (16.22%) SCCM
2 63 (4.80%) SCOM
3 61 (4.65%) AirWatch
4 43 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 36 (2.74%) Puppet
6 24 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (1.60%) Backup Exec
7 21 (1.60%) WSUS
8 20 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 19 (1.45%) Nagios
10 18 (1.37%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (1.22%) SCSM
13 14 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
14 13 (0.99%) SCOrch
15 12 (0.91%) vRealize
16 11 (0.84%) Ansible
16 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 11 (0.84%) SCVMM
16 11 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,075 (81.87%) Microsoft
2 464 (35.34%) VMware
3 317 (24.14%) Citrix
4 183 (13.94%) Cisco
5 108 (8.23%) Apple
6 86 (6.55%) HP
7 70 (5.33%) Ivanti
8 69 (5.26%) Oracle
9 65 (4.95%) ServiceNow
10 64 (4.87%) McAfee
11 40 (3.05%) Dell
11 40 (3.05%) Google
12 38 (2.89%) NetApp
13 32 (2.44%) Veeam
14 28 (2.13%) Avaya
15 27 (2.06%) Red Hat
15 27 (2.06%) Symantec
16 26 (1.98%) SAP
17 25 (1.90%) EMC
17 25 (1.90%) Sophos