Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 323 230 233
Rank change year-on-year -93 +3 -44
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 268 697 922
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.87% 1.48% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.70% 7.64% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 236 562 798
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £43,625 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,476 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.11% -5.05% +5.26%
75th Percentile £73,750 £60,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 5,701 9,121 13,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.48% 19.42% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,336 7,013 9,884
10th Percentile £38,000 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -58 49 £60,000 +57.89% 18
East London +26 13 £47,500 +18.75% 18
South London +1 6 £52,500 +31.25% 1
West London +26 5 £55,250 -3.91% 8
North London +16 2 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 221 (82.46%) Microsoft
2 151 (56.34%) Azure
3 138 (51.49%) Windows
4 120 (44.78%) Microsoft 365
5 112 (41.79%) Active Directory
6 95 (35.45%) MCSE
7 81 (30.22%) Finance
7 81 (30.22%) VMware
8 69 (25.75%) Windows Server
9 64 (23.88%) Migration
10 57 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 56 (20.90%) PowerShell
12 55 (20.52%) SharePoint
13 54 (20.15%) Cisco Certification
14 52 (19.40%) SQL
15 51 (19.03%) ITIL
15 51 (19.03%) Citrix
15 51 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (19.03%) SCCM
16 50 (18.66%) CCNA
16 50 (18.66%) MCSA
17 47 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 43 (16.04%) Windows 10
18 43 (16.04%) Firewall
19 42 (15.67%) DevOps
20 40 (14.93%) Linux
21 39 (14.55%) Power Platform
22 38 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
23 37 (13.81%) Project Management
24 36 (13.43%) Data Warehouse

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 55 (20.52%) SharePoint
2 34 (12.69%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.87%) IIS
5 5 (1.87%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.49%) Apache
6 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.12%) CMS
7 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) Content Management Server
8 2 (0.75%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.37%) Site Server
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.75%) Gephi
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (7.84%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.37%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 151 (56.34%) Azure
2 120 (44.78%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (14.55%) Power Platform
4 29 (10.82%) Dynamics 365
5 27 (10.07%) PowerApps
6 23 (8.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (7.09%) AWS
8 18 (6.72%) IaaS
9 14 (5.22%) SaaS
10 13 (4.85%) PaaS
11 7 (2.61%) OneDrive
12 6 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (2.24%) Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.87%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.87%) Power Automate
14 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (1.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (1.12%) GCP
15 2 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (16.04%) Firewall
2 21 (7.84%) DNS
2 21 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.22%) DHCP
3 14 (5.22%) SAN
4 13 (4.85%) LAN
4 13 (4.85%) WAN
5 9 (3.36%) Network Security
6 8 (2.99%) Internet
6 8 (2.99%) VPN
7 6 (2.24%) Skype
8 5 (1.87%) VoIP
9 4 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.49%) Wireless
10 3 (1.12%) HTTP
10 3 (1.12%) Intranet
10 3 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.12%) SSL
10 3 (1.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (11.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 29 (10.82%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.60%) Power BI
5 10 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.24%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (2.24%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (2.24%) PolyBase
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.12%) Big Data
9 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.75%) Impala
11 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.60%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.10%) JIRA
4 9 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (3.36%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.87%) MSI
5 5 (1.87%) Snyk
5 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.12%) Grunt
6 3 (1.12%) gulp
6 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.12%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.12%) webpack
7 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.75%) git-flow
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.37%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 81 (30.22%) Finance
2 13 (4.85%) Law
3 12 (4.48%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.73%) Banking
4 10 (3.73%) Legal
5 8 (2.99%) Mandarin Language
6 7 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.87%) Marketing
8 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.12%) Advertising
9 3 (1.12%) Games
9 3 (1.12%) Housing Association
9 3 (1.12%) Retail
10 2 (0.75%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 36 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (11.57%) Analyst
3 25 (9.33%) Architect
4 24 (8.96%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.58%) Azure Engineer
6 19 (7.09%) Consultant
7 15 (5.60%) IT Engineer
7 15 (5.60%) IT Support
8 14 (5.22%) Administrator
8 14 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.85%) Developer
10 12 (4.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.48%) Security Engineer
11 10 (3.73%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.36%) Head of Applications
12 9 (3.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Applications Manager
13 8 (2.99%) IT Analyst
13 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.07%) .NET
2 10 (3.73%) Node.js
3 9 (3.36%) Web Services
4 6 (2.24%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.87%) HTML
6 3 (1.12%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.12%) COM
6 3 (1.12%) CSS
6 3 (1.12%) Dapper ORM
6 3 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.12%) HTML5
6 3 (1.12%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.12%) React
6 3 (1.12%) REST
6 3 (1.12%) RESTful
6 3 (1.12%) SOAP
6 3 (1.12%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 19 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.22%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.61%) PKI
7 6 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.87%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.12%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.12%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.12%) iPhone
9 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Clustering
10 2 (0.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.75%) EPoS
10 2 (0.75%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 138 (51.49%) Windows
2 69 (25.75%) Windows Server
3 43 (16.04%) Windows 10
4 40 (14.93%) Linux
5 30 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (7.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (6.72%) Windows 7
8 18 (6.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (3.36%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.12%) Unix
11 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.75%) Android
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) CentOS
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.88%) Migration
2 51 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (19.03%) ITIL
3 47 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (15.67%) DevOps
5 37 (13.81%) Project Management
6 33 (12.31%) CRM
6 33 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (11.19%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (8.58%) Service Management
9 21 (7.84%) ERP
10 20 (7.46%) Analytics
10 20 (7.46%) Project Delivery
10 20 (7.46%) Waterfall
11 19 (7.09%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (7.09%) Presales
12 18 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (5.97%) Technical Leadership
14 15 (5.60%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 52 (19.40%) SQL
3 18 (6.72%) Python
4 15 (5.60%) Bash Shell
4 15 (5.60%) Java
4 15 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.85%) C#
6 9 (3.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.99%) VBScript
8 7 (2.61%) C
8 7 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (2.24%) U-SQL
10 4 (1.49%) Groovy
10 4 (1.49%) Perl
10 4 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.12%) C++
11 3 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (35.45%) MCSE
2 54 (20.15%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (18.66%) CCNA
3 50 (18.66%) MCSA
4 33 (12.31%) MCITP
5 28 (10.45%) Degree
6 27 (10.07%) MCP
7 23 (8.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (7.84%) Security Cleared
9 18 (6.72%) CISSP
10 17 (6.34%) CompTIA Security+
11 14 (5.22%) CCNP
11 14 (5.22%) SSCP
12 11 (4.10%) DV Cleared
12 11 (4.10%) SC Cleared
13 9 (3.36%) MCTS
13 9 (3.36%) RHCSA
14 8 (2.99%) MCDST
15 7 (2.61%) CEH
15 7 (2.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.12%) PMO
2 3 (1.12%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) GRC
3 2 (0.75%) NCSC
3 2 (0.75%) NIST
4 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 57 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (13.06%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.72%) XenApp
5 16 (5.97%) XenDesktop
6 15 (5.60%) vSphere
7 9 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.24%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.49%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.12%) Docker
12 3 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.75%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.75%) Firmware
13 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.75%) Xen
14 1 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 51 (19.03%) SCCM
2 20 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (7.09%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (5.97%) Terraform
5 15 (5.60%) Ansible
6 14 (5.22%) SCOM
7 9 (3.36%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.24%) WSUS
9 5 (1.87%) Nagios
9 5 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.87%) Puppet
9 5 (1.87%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.49%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.12%) Kibana
11 3 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.12%) Sysprep
12 2 (0.75%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 221 (82.46%) Microsoft
2 81 (30.22%) VMware
3 51 (19.03%) Citrix
4 28 (10.45%) Cisco
5 16 (5.97%) SolarWinds
6 13 (4.85%) Apple
7 12 (4.48%) HP
7 12 (4.48%) Veeam
8 11 (4.10%) Google
9 10 (3.73%) Avaya
9 10 (3.73%) Oracle
9 10 (3.73%) Palo Alto
9 10 (3.73%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.99%) IBM
10 8 (2.99%) Okta
11 7 (2.61%) McAfee
11 7 (2.61%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.24%) Databricks
12 6 (2.24%) EMC
12 6 (2.24%) Sophos