Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 190 208
Rank change year-on-year -28 +18 -42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 933 1,284 1,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.54% 1.83% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.16% 8.08% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 797 1,137 999
London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,400 £26,250 £26,200
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

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 13,032 15,896 16,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.46% 22.70% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9,578 12,327 13,285
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -73 164 £50,000 +5.26% 7
West London +40 72 £47,500 +18.75% 4
South London -27 33 £45,000 - 1
East London +21 24 £43,750 +25.00% 2
North London +8 5 £54,000 +20.00%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 770 (82.53%) Microsoft
2 579 (62.06%) Windows
3 522 (55.95%) MCSE
4 435 (46.62%) Active Directory
5 375 (40.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 353 (37.83%) Office 365
7 322 (34.51%) VMware
8 317 (33.98%) Windows Server
9 293 (31.40%) ITIL
10 261 (27.97%) MCSA
11 260 (27.87%) Cisco
12 218 (23.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 211 (22.62%) SQL
14 203 (21.76%) Cisco Certification
15 200 (21.44%) Finance
16 187 (20.04%) Firewall
17 177 (18.97%) MS Exchange
18 173 (18.54%) SQL Server
19 169 (18.11%) CCNA
20 165 (17.68%) Citrix
21 160 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
22 158 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
23 156 (16.72%) Windows 10
24 149 (15.97%) PowerShell
25 146 (15.65%) Degree
26 144 (15.43%) Windows 7
27 137 (14.68%) Linux
28 136 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
29 135 (14.47%) HP
30 134 (14.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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
1 177 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 133 (14.26%) SharePoint
3 87 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 35 (3.75%) IIS
7 30 (3.22%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.18%) Apache
9 9 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.75%) SAS
11 7 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.54%) CMS
13 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.43%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.32%) Confluence
14 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 160 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 23 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.32%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.32%) MicroStation
6 3 (0.32%) Notepad++
7 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.54%) Infor SunSystems
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.32%) Lawson
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.21%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.21%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.21%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.21%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 375 (40.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 353 (37.83%) Office 365
3 120 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (5.57%) PaaS
5 39 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (4.18%) IaaS
6 36 (3.86%) SaaS
7 22 (2.36%) OneDrive
8 16 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.96%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.86%) GitHub
13 7 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.75%) Serverless
14 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.54%) G Suite
15 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 187 (20.04%) Firewall
2 122 (13.08%) LAN
3 117 (12.54%) DNS
4 113 (12.11%) WAN
5 100 (10.72%) SAN
5 100 (10.72%) TCP/IP
6 84 (9.00%) DHCP
7 80 (8.57%) VPN
8 47 (5.04%) Wireless
9 46 (4.93%) VoIP
10 41 (4.39%) Network Security
11 40 (4.29%) VLAN
12 33 (3.54%) Internet
13 32 (3.43%) NAS
14 25 (2.68%) Skype
15 22 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
17 19 (2.04%) BGP
18 18 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 76 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (5.47%) Relational Database
7 48 (5.14%) Power BI
8 40 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 38 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 38 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 31 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 29 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
14 24 (2.57%) NoSQL
15 23 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 21 (2.25%) MongoDB
18 16 (1.71%) MySQL
19 11 (1.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.82%) MSI
5 16 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.29%) InstallShield
6 12 (1.29%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.75%) NUnit
9 6 (0.64%) JIRA
10 5 (0.54%) MSTest
11 3 (0.32%) GitLab
12 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.21%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.21%) Hudson
12 2 (0.21%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.21%) Moq
General
1 200 (21.44%) Finance
2 58 (6.22%) Banking
3 51 (5.47%) Retail
4 45 (4.82%) Legal
5 33 (3.54%) Law
6 16 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.18%) Front Office
7 11 (1.18%) Military
8 10 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.96%) Marketing
9 9 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.64%) Advertising
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) French Language
12 4 (0.43%) German Language
12 4 (0.43%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 121 (12.97%) Analyst
3 100 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 78 (8.36%) Administrator
5 68 (7.29%) IT Support
6 63 (6.75%) Consultant
7 54 (5.79%) IT Engineer
8 52 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 51 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 46 (4.93%) Architect
11 45 (4.82%) Support Analyst
12 42 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 42 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 40 (4.29%) Developer
14 39 (4.18%) IT Analyst
14 39 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
15 38 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 37 (3.97%) Network Engineer
16 37 (3.97%) Technical Engineer
16 37 (3.97%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.32%) .NET
2 25 (2.68%) HTML
3 20 (2.14%) Web Services
4 15 (1.61%) Software Packaging
5 14 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 14 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.39%) HTML5
7 12 (1.29%) CSS
8 11 (1.18%) jQuery
9 10 (1.07%) JSON
9 10 (1.07%) WSH
10 9 (0.96%) XML
11 7 (0.75%) COM
12 6 (0.64%) SAML
12 6 (0.64%) WCF
13 5 (0.54%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.54%) XMPP
14 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.43%) CSS3
14 4 (0.43%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.61%) Clustering
3 48 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 41 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 34 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (3.43%) Replication
7 30 (3.22%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (2.25%) Data Structures
8 21 (2.25%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.82%) Blackberry
9 17 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.61%) iPhone
12 13 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.29%) iPad
13 12 (1.29%) Wiki
14 11 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (1.18%) Fintech
14 11 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 579 (62.06%) Windows
2 317 (33.98%) Windows Server
3 158 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 156 (16.72%) Windows 10
5 144 (15.43%) Windows 7
6 137 (14.68%) Linux
7 129 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (3.22%) Windows 8
10 28 (3.00%) Unix
11 16 (1.71%) Android
12 14 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.75%) CentOS
15 7 (0.75%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.54%) Debian
17 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (31.40%) ITIL
2 136 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
3 113 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 97 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 88 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 82 (8.79%) Migration
7 81 (8.68%) CRM
8 80 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (7.72%) DevOps
10 70 (7.50%) Service Management
11 65 (6.97%) ITIL V3
12 63 (6.75%) Project Management
13 61 (6.54%) Computer Science
13 61 (6.54%) Presales
14 52 (5.57%) Data Management
15 50 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
16 48 (5.14%) Data Protection
16 48 (5.14%) High Availability
16 48 (5.14%) Information Security
16 48 (5.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 211 (22.62%) SQL
2 149 (15.97%) PowerShell
3 55 (5.89%) Python
4 42 (4.50%) C#
5 37 (3.97%) T-SQL
6 23 (2.47%) JavaScript
7 20 (2.14%) VBScript
8 17 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.82%) Java
9 10 (1.07%) C++
10 7 (0.75%) C
10 7 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (0.75%) Ruby
10 7 (0.75%) U-SQL
11 5 (0.54%) PHP
11 5 (0.54%) VB
12 4 (0.43%) Perl
12 4 (0.43%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.32%) ES6
13 3 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 522 (55.95%) MCSE
2 261 (27.97%) MCSA
3 203 (21.76%) Cisco Certification
4 169 (18.11%) CCNA
5 146 (15.65%) Degree
6 134 (14.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 121 (12.97%) MCP
8 70 (7.50%) CCNP
9 55 (5.89%) MCDST
10 53 (5.68%) CISSP
11 47 (5.04%) MCITP
12 37 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (3.32%) Security Cleared
14 29 (3.11%) A+ Certification
15 28 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (3.00%) VCP6
16 24 (2.57%) AWS Certification
17 22 (2.36%) RHCE
18 21 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
19 20 (2.14%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.86%) SLA
2 39 (4.18%) QA
3 35 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.89%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (1.29%) GDPR
6 10 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (1.07%) NIST 800
6 10 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.86%) COBIT
8 4 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 435 (46.62%) Active Directory
2 218 (23.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 85 (9.11%) vSphere
5 77 (8.25%) XenApp
6 33 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.11%) XenDesktop
8 25 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.25%) Docker
10 18 (1.93%) BitLocker
11 12 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.07%) vCloud
13 9 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.75%) XenServer
15 6 (0.64%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.54%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.54%) Firmware
16 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.54%) NFS
16 5 (0.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 124 (13.29%) SCCM
2 47 (5.04%) Backup Exec
3 35 (3.75%) Failover Clustering
3 35 (3.75%) Terraform
4 34 (3.64%) Puppet
5 33 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (2.79%) WSUS
7 23 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (2.25%) Perfmon
8 21 (2.25%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.82%) Ansible
10 16 (1.71%) AirWatch
10 16 (1.71%) Kubernetes
11 12 (1.29%) FortiGate
12 11 (1.18%) Nagios
12 11 (1.18%) SCOM
12 11 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (1.07%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 10 (1.07%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 770 (82.53%) Microsoft
2 322 (34.51%) VMware
3 260 (27.87%) Cisco
4 165 (17.68%) Citrix
5 135 (14.47%) HP
6 93 (9.97%) Dell
7 52 (5.57%) EMC
8 51 (5.47%) NetApp
9 50 (5.36%) Veeam
10 38 (4.07%) Oracle
10 38 (4.07%) SolarWinds
11 33 (3.54%) CheckPoint
12 30 (3.22%) Apple
13 27 (2.89%) Kaseya
13 27 (2.89%) Symantec
14 26 (2.79%) Nimble Storage
15 25 (2.68%) Remedy
16 24 (2.57%) Ivanti
17 23 (2.47%) Databricks
17 23 (2.47%) Sun