Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 227 213
Rank change year-on-year -27 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 482 878 1,193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.33% 1.53% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.78% 7.20% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 401 807 1,124
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 7,107 12,192 15,962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.60% 21.23% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5,315 8,944 12,049
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +66 163 £37,500 -28.57% 8
West London +2 32 £57,500 +27.78% 6
South London +5 18 £40,000 -14.89% 1
East London -9 5 £60,000 +49.35% 2
North London 0 4 £37,500 +10.29%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 401 (83.20%) Microsoft
2 329 (68.26%) Windows
3 253 (52.49%) Office 365
4 251 (52.07%) Active Directory
5 223 (46.27%) MCSE
6 218 (45.23%) Azure
7 197 (40.87%) MCSA
8 183 (37.97%) Windows Server
9 133 (27.59%) Windows 10
10 127 (26.35%) VMware
11 126 (26.14%) Microsoft Office
12 119 (24.69%) PowerShell
13 115 (23.86%) ITIL
14 109 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
15 105 (21.78%) MCP
16 100 (20.75%) DNS
17 90 (18.67%) Finance
18 87 (18.05%) SharePoint
18 87 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 86 (17.84%) Cisco
20 85 (17.63%) Degree
20 85 (17.63%) SCCM
21 83 (17.22%) CCNA
22 82 (17.01%) TCP/IP
23 81 (16.80%) SQL Server
23 81 (16.80%) Windows 7
24 77 (15.98%) DHCP
24 77 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
25 74 (15.35%) Windows Server 2016
26 71 (14.73%) Hyper-V

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 87 (18.05%) SharePoint
2 66 (13.69%) MS Exchange
3 45 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (4.98%) Skype for Business
6 23 (4.77%) IIS
7 18 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.24%) SAS
8 6 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 126 (26.14%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 253 (52.49%) Office 365
2 218 (45.23%) Azure
3 64 (13.28%) AWS
4 52 (10.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (10.17%) PaaS
6 47 (9.75%) IaaS
7 18 (3.73%) SaaS
8 17 (3.53%) Power Platform
9 15 (3.11%) OneDrive
10 12 (2.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (2.49%) G Suite
10 12 (2.49%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.66%) GCP
12 7 (1.45%) Azure Machine Learning
13 6 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (20.75%) DNS
2 82 (17.01%) TCP/IP
3 77 (15.98%) DHCP
4 68 (14.11%) Firewall
5 66 (13.69%) LAN
6 56 (11.62%) WAN
7 45 (9.34%) Internet
8 42 (8.71%) VoIP
9 33 (6.85%) SAN
10 30 (6.22%) Skype
11 24 (4.98%) NetScaler
12 23 (4.77%) Wireless
13 22 (4.56%) VPN
14 17 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
15 16 (3.32%) Intranet
15 16 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (3.11%) IP Telephony
17 11 (2.28%) VLAN
18 9 (1.87%) NAS
19 8 (1.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.53%) Power BI
3 15 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (2.70%) Big Data
5 12 (2.49%) Data Lake
6 9 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.04%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.21%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 10 (2.07%) JIRA
2 9 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.83%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.83%) GitLab
5 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.41%) git-flow
7 1 (0.21%) MSI
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (18.67%) Finance
2 23 (4.77%) Legal
3 22 (4.56%) Banking
4 18 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.32%) Law
5 16 (3.32%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.49%) Marketing
7 8 (1.66%) Front Office
8 7 (1.45%) Billing
8 7 (1.45%) Retail
9 6 (1.24%) Games
10 5 (1.04%) Back Office
11 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Advertising
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (15.56%) Support Engineer
2 72 (14.94%) Consultant
3 57 (11.83%) IT Support
4 53 (11.00%) Analyst
5 49 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (7.68%) IT Engineer
7 36 (7.47%) Desktop Support
8 33 (6.85%) Architect
9 32 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (5.81%) Administrator
10 28 (5.81%) Support Analyst
11 25 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
12 22 (4.56%) IT Analyst
13 20 (4.15%) IT Support Analyst
14 19 (3.94%) Network Engineer
14 19 (3.94%) Service Analyst
15 17 (3.53%) Microsoft Consultant
15 17 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
16 16 (3.32%) Desktop Engineer
16 16 (3.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.81%) .NET
2 11 (2.28%) Web Services
3 9 (1.87%) AngularJS
3 9 (1.87%) React
3 9 (1.87%) Vue.js
4 8 (1.66%) .NET Core
4 8 (1.66%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (1.45%) HTML
5 7 (1.45%) HTML5
5 7 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.83%) ADO
7 4 (0.83%) PySpark
8 3 (0.62%) ODBC
8 3 (0.62%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.41%) JSON
9 2 (0.41%) Kafka
9 2 (0.41%) Spring
9 2 (0.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
3 29 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.11%) Clustering
4 15 (3.11%) CMDB
5 14 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.70%) iPhone
6 13 (2.70%) Replication
7 12 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.28%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.66%) PKI
10 7 (1.45%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.83%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 329 (68.26%) Windows
2 183 (37.97%) Windows Server
3 133 (27.59%) Windows 10
4 81 (16.80%) Windows 7
5 77 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (15.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 66 (13.69%) Linux
8 57 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (6.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 23 (4.77%) Mac OS X
11 18 (3.73%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (2.90%) Apple iOS
13 14 (2.90%) Windows 8
14 13 (2.70%) CentOS
15 11 (2.28%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.87%) Android
17 8 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (1.45%) Fedora
19 6 (1.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (23.86%) ITIL
2 66 (13.69%) Migration
3 59 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 37 (7.68%) Line Management
6 36 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (7.47%) Presales
7 28 (5.81%) Project Management
8 27 (5.60%) Service Management
9 24 (4.98%) DevOps
9 24 (4.98%) Service Delivery
10 22 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (4.56%) High Availability
10 22 (4.56%) Technical Leadership
11 21 (4.36%) Analytics
11 21 (4.36%) Computer Science
12 20 (4.15%) Kalman Filter
12 20 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (3.94%) ITSM
13 19 (3.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 119 (24.69%) PowerShell
2 66 (13.69%) SQL
3 41 (8.51%) Python
4 23 (4.77%) C#
5 22 (4.56%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.15%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.73%) C
8 9 (1.87%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.45%) R
10 5 (1.04%) Perl
11 4 (0.83%) Java
11 4 (0.83%) Scala
12 2 (0.41%) C++
12 2 (0.41%) VBScript
13 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.21%) Go
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 223 (46.27%) MCSE
2 197 (40.87%) MCSA
3 109 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (21.78%) MCP
5 85 (17.63%) Degree
6 83 (17.22%) CCNA
7 52 (10.79%) MCITP
8 39 (8.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (7.05%) CCNP
10 24 (4.98%) Security Cleared
11 23 (4.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 22 (4.56%) CISSP
13 20 (4.15%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (3.53%) SC Cleared
15 16 (3.32%) CTC Cleared
16 15 (3.11%) Network+ Certification
17 13 (2.70%) SSCP
18 12 (2.49%) MCTS
19 11 (2.28%) CompTIA Security+
20 10 (2.07%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (13.69%) SLA
2 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.83%) GDPR
4 2 (0.41%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 251 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 87 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (14.73%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.60%) XenApp
5 25 (5.19%) vSphere
6 22 (4.56%) Docker
6 22 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.87%) NFS
10 7 (1.45%) Samba
10 7 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.45%) VirtualBox
10 7 (1.45%) Xen
11 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.62%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.41%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (17.63%) SCCM
2 44 (9.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (4.56%) Ansible
4 19 (3.94%) Puppet
4 19 (3.94%) vCenter Server
5 16 (3.32%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (2.07%) WSUS
9 9 (1.87%) SCOM
9 9 (1.87%) Terraform
10 8 (1.66%) XenMobile
11 7 (1.45%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.45%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.45%) Nagios
11 7 (1.45%) OpenNMS
11 7 (1.45%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 401 (83.20%) Microsoft
2 127 (26.35%) VMware
3 86 (17.84%) Cisco
4 68 (14.11%) Citrix
5 61 (12.66%) HP
6 40 (8.30%) Dell
7 26 (5.39%) Apple
8 17 (3.53%) Veeam
9 16 (3.32%) Avaya
9 16 (3.32%) NetApp
10 15 (3.11%) Red Hat
11 14 (2.90%) Oracle
11 14 (2.90%) SolarWinds
11 14 (2.90%) Splunk
12 13 (2.70%) Meraki
13 12 (2.49%) ServiceNow
13 12 (2.49%) ShoreTel
13 12 (2.49%) Sophos
14 11 (2.28%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.28%) Symantec