Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 252 197
Rank change year-on-year +26 -55 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 825 946 1,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.53% 1.41% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.68% 6.42% 8.13%
Number of salaries quoted 691 793 1,140
London median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +5.57%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £25,975
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 10,740 14,727 16,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.88% 21.92% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8,155 11,045 12,685
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -9 164 £38,000 -15.56% 47
West London +24 72 £60,000 +20.00% 50
North London +20 36 £32,500 -40.91% 4
South London -14 28 £45,000 +20.00% 10
East London +17 20 £43,750 -5.91% 24
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 611 (74.06%) Microsoft
2 518 (62.79%) Windows
3 475 (57.58%) MCSE
4 437 (52.97%) Active Directory
5 385 (46.67%) Office 365
6 300 (36.36%) Azure
7 293 (35.52%) MCSA
8 282 (34.18%) Windows Server
9 267 (32.36%) VMware
10 250 (30.30%) ITIL
11 202 (24.48%) Cisco Certification
12 195 (23.64%) Windows 10
13 186 (22.55%) MCP
14 183 (22.18%) Cisco
15 182 (22.06%) SQL Server
16 176 (21.33%) CCNA
17 168 (20.36%) DNS
18 162 (19.64%) PowerShell
19 160 (19.39%) Degree
20 159 (19.27%) DHCP
21 153 (18.55%) SQL
21 153 (18.55%) Finance
22 143 (17.33%) SCCM
23 136 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
23 136 (16.48%) Citrix
24 126 (15.27%) Firewall
25 124 (15.03%) AWS
26 121 (14.67%) MS Exchange
27 120 (14.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 120 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 121 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 96 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 63 (7.64%) Skype for Business
4 53 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (3.27%) IIS
7 26 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.33%) Confluence
9 10 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.36%) CMS
15 2 (0.24%) Apache
15 2 (0.24%) SAS
15 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 136 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 16 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Eze OMS
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 385 (46.67%) Office 365
2 300 (36.36%) Azure
3 124 (15.03%) AWS
4 69 (8.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (4.48%) OneDrive
6 21 (2.55%) G Suite
7 20 (2.42%) PaaS
8 19 (2.30%) IaaS
9 18 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (2.06%) SaaS
11 16 (1.94%) Power Platform
12 12 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (1.45%) GCP
13 11 (1.33%) Mimecast
13 11 (1.33%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.36%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 168 (20.36%) DNS
2 159 (19.27%) DHCP
3 126 (15.27%) Firewall
4 109 (13.21%) LAN
5 94 (11.39%) VoIP
6 88 (10.67%) WAN
7 82 (9.94%) SAN
7 82 (9.94%) TCP/IP
8 80 (9.70%) Skype
9 70 (8.48%) Network Security
10 49 (5.94%) Wireless
11 39 (4.73%) VPN
12 25 (3.03%) VLAN
13 24 (2.91%) NAS
14 21 (2.55%) Internet
15 19 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (2.30%) iSCSI
16 18 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (2.06%) BGP
18 16 (1.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (4.00%) Big Data
6 29 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
8 21 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.82%) Data Lake
12 15 (1.82%) Power BI
13 14 (1.70%) OLAP
13 14 (1.70%) Relational Database
14 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
15 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2017
17 9 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.67%) MSI
2 22 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.18%) InstallShield
3 18 (2.18%) JIRA
4 16 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.97%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.97%) git-flow
5 8 (0.97%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.85%) NUnit
7 6 (0.73%) Terragrunt
8 5 (0.61%) Moq
8 5 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.48%) GitLab
10 3 (0.36%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.36%) Hudson
10 3 (0.36%) MSTest
11 2 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 153 (18.55%) Finance
2 39 (4.73%) Law
3 33 (4.00%) Legal
4 25 (3.03%) Banking
4 25 (3.03%) Retail
5 22 (2.67%) Public Sector
6 20 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.09%) Marketing
9 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.73%) Front Office
11 5 (0.61%) Games
12 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Advertising
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 120 (14.55%) Support Engineer
2 99 (12.00%) IT Support
3 98 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (10.79%) Analyst
5 86 (10.42%) IT Engineer
6 80 (9.70%) Consultant
7 59 (7.15%) IT Support Engineer
8 57 (6.91%) Administrator
9 53 (6.42%) Developer
10 48 (5.82%) Architect
11 46 (5.58%) Support Analyst
12 39 (4.73%) Microsoft Consultant
13 38 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
13 38 (4.61%) Team Leader
14 37 (4.48%) Desktop Support
15 36 (4.36%) Network Engineer
16 33 (4.00%) IT Analyst
16 33 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
16 33 (4.00%) Technical Leader
17 32 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.06%) .NET
2 44 (5.33%) ASP.NET
3 38 (4.61%) HTML
4 35 (4.24%) CSS
5 25 (3.03%) Kafka
6 24 (2.91%) RESTful
6 24 (2.91%) Web Services
7 20 (2.42%) AngularJS
8 18 (2.18%) React
9 15 (1.82%) LDAP
10 14 (1.70%) .NET Framework
10 14 (1.70%) Vue.js
11 13 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (1.45%) .NET Core
12 12 (1.45%) REST
13 11 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (1.33%) Entity Framework
14 9 (1.09%) CSS3
14 9 (1.09%) HTML5
14 9 (1.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.12%) Management Information System
2 63 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.55%) Data Centre
4 32 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.52%) PKI
6 21 (2.55%) Blackberry
6 21 (2.55%) Clustering
7 19 (2.30%) Private Cloud
7 19 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.18%) Replication
9 15 (1.82%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.58%) Smartphone
10 13 (1.58%) User Experience
11 12 (1.45%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.33%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.21%) iPhone
14 8 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
16 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 518 (62.79%) Windows
2 282 (34.18%) Windows Server
3 195 (23.64%) Windows 10
4 120 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (12.85%) Linux
6 103 (12.48%) Windows 7
7 100 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (5.45%) Mac OS X
9 44 (5.33%) Windows 8
10 30 (3.64%) Unix
11 24 (2.91%) Apple iOS
12 22 (2.67%) Solaris
13 21 (2.55%) VMS
14 19 (2.30%) Android
14 19 (2.30%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.36%) CentOS
17 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (30.30%) ITIL
2 118 (14.30%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 81 (9.82%) Mentoring
5 72 (8.73%) Migration
6 67 (8.12%) Service Management
7 65 (7.88%) Change Management
8 59 (7.15%) Time Management
9 56 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 49 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
11 46 (5.58%) Project Management
12 45 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (5.21%) Analytics
13 43 (5.21%) DevOps
13 43 (5.21%) Service Delivery
14 40 (4.85%) PRINCE2
15 39 (4.73%) Information Security
16 32 (3.88%) CRM
16 32 (3.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 162 (19.64%) PowerShell
2 153 (18.55%) SQL
3 68 (8.24%) C#
4 44 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 39 (4.73%) Python
6 37 (4.48%) T-SQL
7 27 (3.27%) C
8 21 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.42%) PHP
10 11 (1.33%) VBA
11 6 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (0.73%) Java
11 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.73%) VBScript
12 5 (0.61%) R
13 4 (0.48%) VB
14 3 (0.36%) C++
14 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.36%) U-SQL
15 2 (0.24%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 475 (57.58%) MCSE
2 293 (35.52%) MCSA
3 202 (24.48%) Cisco Certification
4 186 (22.55%) MCP
5 176 (21.33%) CCNA
6 160 (19.39%) Degree
7 120 (14.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 96 (11.64%) MCITP
9 79 (9.58%) CCNP
10 41 (4.97%) MCSD
11 39 (4.73%) CISSP
12 36 (4.36%) A+ Certification
12 36 (4.36%) MCTS
13 34 (4.12%) CompTIA Security+
14 32 (3.88%) Security Cleared
15 29 (3.52%) SC Cleared
16 22 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
17 21 (2.55%) MCDST
17 21 (2.55%) VCP5
18 20 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.33%) SLA
2 41 (4.97%) QA
3 17 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.73%) GDPR
5 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.48%) COBIT
7 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 437 (52.97%) Active Directory
2 111 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 74 (8.97%) XenApp
5 48 (5.82%) XenDesktop
6 31 (3.76%) vSphere
7 25 (3.03%) Docker
8 20 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (2.42%) NFS
9 18 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (2.06%) Firmware
11 13 (1.58%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.85%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.36%) vCloud
15 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.24%) HDFS
16 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 143 (17.33%) SCCM
2 53 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (3.52%) Ansible
4 27 (3.27%) WSUS
5 17 (2.06%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.33%) Puppet
7 10 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.21%) Terraform
8 8 (0.97%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.85%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.61%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.48%) SCOM
12 4 (0.48%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 611 (74.06%) Microsoft
2 267 (32.36%) VMware
3 183 (22.18%) Cisco
4 136 (16.48%) Citrix
5 60 (7.27%) HP
6 41 (4.97%) ServiceNow
7 37 (4.48%) Oracle
8 35 (4.24%) Apple
9 31 (3.76%) Meraki
10 26 (3.15%) NetApp
11 25 (3.03%) Veeam
12 24 (2.91%) Splunk
13 22 (2.67%) Sitecore
14 21 (2.55%) Dell
14 21 (2.55%) Nimble Storage
15 18 (2.18%) Novell
16 14 (1.70%) F5
16 14 (1.70%) Google
16 14 (1.70%) Juniper
17 13 (1.58%) CheckPoint