Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 232 211
Rank change year-on-year -3 -21 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 832 1,096 1,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.48% 1.59% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.25% 6.92% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 704 943 1,036
London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
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 11,477 15,840 16,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.47% 22.92% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,594 11,755 12,702
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,175
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 August 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 20 August 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 -29 176 £47,500 -5.00% 38
West London +29 78 £45,000 +12.50% 21
South London -39 23 £46,500 +3.33% 6
East London +18 17 £36,500 -21.51% 17
North London +4 9 £30,000 -45.45% 7
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 639 (76.80%) Microsoft
2 512 (61.54%) Windows
3 458 (55.05%) MCSE
4 411 (49.40%) Active Directory
5 368 (44.23%) Office 365
6 293 (35.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 280 (33.65%) Windows Server
8 276 (33.17%) VMware
9 251 (30.17%) MCSA
10 246 (29.57%) ITIL
11 207 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
12 195 (23.44%) Cisco
13 181 (21.75%) Finance
14 175 (21.03%) CCNA
15 162 (19.47%) SQL Server
16 160 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
17 157 (18.87%) Windows 10
18 149 (17.91%) PowerShell
18 149 (17.91%) Degree
19 144 (17.31%) SCCM
20 138 (16.59%) MS Exchange
21 136 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 135 (16.23%) MCP
23 131 (15.75%) Citrix
23 131 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 128 (15.38%) SQL
25 127 (15.26%) DNS
26 126 (15.14%) Firewall
26 126 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
27 114 (13.70%) 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
1 138 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 109 (13.10%) SharePoint
3 56 (6.73%) Skype for Business
4 42 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.40%) IIS
8 8 (0.96%) Apache
8 8 (0.96%) Confluence
8 8 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.72%) SAS
9 6 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.36%) CMS
11 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 160 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.36%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 37 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Eze OMS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 368 (44.23%) Office 365
2 293 (35.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (3.13%) IaaS
6 25 (3.00%) PaaS
7 22 (2.64%) G Suite
7 22 (2.64%) OneDrive
8 20 (2.40%) Power Platform
9 16 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.80%) Mimecast
11 14 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (1.68%) SaaS
12 12 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.72%) GitHub
13 6 (0.72%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.48%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 127 (15.26%) DNS
2 126 (15.14%) Firewall
3 104 (12.50%) DHCP
3 104 (12.50%) LAN
4 92 (11.06%) WAN
5 85 (10.22%) TCP/IP
6 63 (7.57%) Network Security
6 63 (7.57%) SAN
7 62 (7.45%) Skype
8 53 (6.37%) VoIP
9 47 (5.65%) VPN
10 43 (5.17%) Wireless
11 30 (3.61%) NAS
12 19 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (2.04%) BGP
13 17 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (2.04%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.92%) OSPF
15 13 (1.56%) IPv4
15 13 (1.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 20 (2.40%) Power BI
7 19 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.56%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.44%) Big Data
10 12 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.32%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (1.32%) MySQL
11 11 (1.32%) OLAP
12 10 (1.20%) Blockchain
13 8 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (3.73%) MSI
2 24 (2.88%) InstallShield
3 23 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (2.16%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.92%) JIRA
7 9 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.84%) NUnit
8 7 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.72%) Moq
9 6 (0.72%) Terragrunt
10 5 (0.60%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.60%) git-flow
10 5 (0.60%) Hudson
11 4 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.36%) GitLab
13 2 (0.24%) Jasmine
14 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 181 (21.75%) Finance
2 48 (5.77%) Legal
3 36 (4.33%) Law
3 36 (4.33%) Retail
4 26 (3.13%) Banking
5 17 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.80%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.96%) Marketing
10 6 (0.72%) Front Office
11 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Advertising
12 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.36%) Games
14 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.24%) Electronics
14 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (13.70%) Analyst
3 91 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 77 (9.25%) IT Engineer
5 75 (9.01%) Consultant
6 69 (8.29%) IT Support
7 59 (7.09%) Administrator
8 54 (6.49%) Microsoft Consultant
9 46 (5.53%) Developer
10 45 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (4.93%) Support Analyst
11 41 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
12 40 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
13 39 (4.69%) Architect
14 37 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
15 36 (4.33%) Desktop Support
16 35 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 34 (4.09%) IT Analyst
18 33 (3.97%) Network Engineer
19 27 (3.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.85%) .NET
2 29 (3.49%) ASP.NET
3 20 (2.40%) Web Services
4 15 (1.80%) AngularJS
4 15 (1.80%) HTML
5 14 (1.68%) RESTful
6 12 (1.44%) CSS
7 11 (1.32%) React
8 9 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (1.08%) Middleware
9 8 (0.96%) HTML5
9 8 (0.96%) Kafka
9 8 (0.96%) REST
9 8 (0.96%) XMPP
10 7 (0.84%) CSS3
10 7 (0.84%) Node.js
11 6 (0.72%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.60%) Spring MVC
12 5 (0.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 45 (5.41%) Clustering
4 44 (5.29%) Data Centre
5 33 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (2.64%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.40%) PKI
8 20 (2.40%) Private Cloud
9 19 (2.28%) Driving Licence
10 18 (2.16%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.80%) iPhone
12 14 (1.68%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.56%) User Experience
14 12 (1.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 12 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (1.44%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.32%) Replication
16 10 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
17 8 (0.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 512 (61.54%) Windows
2 280 (33.65%) Windows Server
3 157 (18.87%) Windows 10
4 112 (13.46%) Windows 7
5 107 (12.86%) Linux
6 102 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.61%) Android
10 29 (3.49%) Mac OS X
11 24 (2.88%) Apple iOS
12 20 (2.40%) Mac OS
13 19 (2.28%) Unix
14 18 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.84%) VMS
18 5 (0.60%) CentOS
18 5 (0.60%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (29.57%) ITIL
2 131 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 126 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (10.34%) Project Management
6 74 (8.89%) Change Management
7 73 (8.77%) Migration
8 72 (8.65%) Service Management
9 70 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 60 (7.21%) CRM
10 60 (7.21%) PRINCE2
11 59 (7.09%) Time Management
12 58 (6.97%) Line Management
13 52 (6.25%) Analytics
14 51 (6.13%) Customer Requirements
15 49 (5.89%) DevOps
16 48 (5.77%) Service Delivery
17 47 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (5.53%) Data Protection
19 41 (4.93%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 149 (17.91%) PowerShell
2 128 (15.38%) SQL
3 34 (4.09%) C#
4 27 (3.25%) Python
5 21 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.56%) C
9 10 (1.20%) C++
10 9 (1.08%) Java
11 8 (0.96%) VBA
12 6 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.36%) ES6
13 3 (0.36%) PHP
13 3 (0.36%) R
13 3 (0.36%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.36%) U-SQL
13 3 (0.36%) VBScript
14 2 (0.24%) VB
14 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 458 (55.05%) MCSE
2 251 (30.17%) MCSA
3 207 (24.88%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (21.03%) CCNA
5 149 (17.91%) Degree
6 135 (16.23%) MCP
7 114 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 70 (8.41%) MCITP
9 62 (7.45%) CCNP
10 60 (7.21%) CISSP
11 40 (4.81%) Security Cleared
12 35 (4.21%) CompTIA Security+
13 33 (3.97%) MCTS
14 31 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (3.73%) SC Cleared
15 29 (3.49%) A+ Certification
16 25 (3.00%) MCDST
16 25 (3.00%) MCSD
17 18 (2.16%) VCP5
18 14 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.29%) SLA
2 67 (8.05%) QA
3 37 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.56%) GDPR
5 12 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 12 (1.44%) NIST
5 12 (1.44%) NIST 800
6 8 (0.96%) COBIT
7 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 411 (49.40%) Active Directory
2 136 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 79 (9.50%) XenApp
5 36 (4.33%) vSphere
5 36 (4.33%) XenDesktop
6 29 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (2.76%) Docker
8 20 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.32%) BitLocker
11 10 (1.20%) vCloud
12 7 (0.84%) NFS
13 6 (0.72%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.60%) Firmware
15 4 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.24%) Postfix
17 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 144 (17.31%) SCCM
2 47 (5.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 39 (4.69%) WSUS
4 31 (3.73%) Terraform
5 16 (1.92%) Ansible
5 16 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.92%) Puppet
6 15 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
7 12 (1.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 12 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.32%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.84%) Perfmon
12 6 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.60%) Control-M
13 5 (0.60%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.60%) Salt
13 5 (0.60%) SCOM
13 5 (0.60%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 639 (76.80%) Microsoft
2 276 (33.17%) VMware
3 195 (23.44%) Cisco
4 131 (15.75%) Citrix
5 55 (6.61%) HP
6 36 (4.33%) Apple
7 33 (3.97%) Veeam
8 28 (3.37%) NetApp
9 27 (3.25%) Databricks
10 23 (2.76%) Dell
10 23 (2.76%) Novell
10 23 (2.76%) ServiceNow
11 22 (2.64%) Meraki
12 21 (2.52%) EMC
13 20 (2.40%) Nimble Storage
14 19 (2.28%) F5
15 17 (2.04%) Juniper
15 17 (2.04%) Palo Alto
15 17 (2.04%) SolarWinds
16 15 (1.80%) Oracle