Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 229 246
Rank change year-on-year -62 +17 -54
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 250 791 904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.55% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 8.02% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 271 666 802
Median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,938 £27,800
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%

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 4,531 9,859 13,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.39% 19.36% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,634 7,636 10,170
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £39,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +17 64 £55,000 +46.67% 16
East London +24 15 £47,500 +15.21% 10
West London +26 5 £60,250 +0.42% 9
South London +17 4 £57,500 +27.78% 2
North London +1 2 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 213 (85.20%) Microsoft
2 139 (55.60%) Azure
3 121 (48.40%) Windows
4 104 (41.60%) Office 365
5 100 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 98 (39.20%) MCSE
7 70 (28.00%) Finance
8 68 (27.20%) VMware
9 60 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
10 58 (23.20%) Windows Server
11 57 (22.80%) Windows 10
12 56 (22.40%) PowerShell
13 55 (22.00%) CCNA
14 52 (20.80%) MCSA
15 51 (20.40%) SQL
16 47 (18.80%) Microsoft Office
16 47 (18.80%) Firewall
16 47 (18.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 43 (17.20%) SharePoint
17 43 (17.20%) SCCM
18 42 (16.80%) ITIL
19 41 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
20 40 (16.00%) Degree
20 40 (16.00%) MCITP
21 38 (15.20%) MCP
21 38 (15.20%) Cisco
21 38 (15.20%) Migration
22 36 (14.40%) DevOps
23 34 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
24 32 (12.80%) 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 43 (17.20%) SharePoint
2 30 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.80%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.40%) IIS
8 5 (2.00%) Apache
9 4 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.60%) CMS
9 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.60%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.20%) Content Management Server
10 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (18.80%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 139 (55.60%) Azure
2 104 (41.60%) Office 365
3 29 (11.60%) PaaS
3 29 (11.60%) Power Platform
4 26 (10.40%) AWS
5 23 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (7.60%) IaaS
7 16 (6.40%) PowerApps
7 16 (6.40%) SaaS
8 14 (5.60%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (3.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (2.80%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (2.80%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (2.80%) OneDrive
11 5 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.20%) G Suite
12 3 (1.20%) GitHub
12 3 (1.20%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 47 (18.80%) Firewall
2 28 (11.20%) Network Security
3 24 (9.60%) LAN
4 23 (9.20%) WAN
5 21 (8.40%) DNS
5 21 (8.40%) SAN
5 21 (8.40%) TCP/IP
6 19 (7.60%) VPN
7 16 (6.40%) Internet
8 15 (6.00%) DHCP
9 12 (4.80%) Skype
10 8 (3.20%) VoIP
11 7 (2.80%) PBX
12 5 (2.00%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.00%) Wireless
13 4 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.60%) VLAN
14 3 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (8.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (4.80%) Power BI
5 7 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (2.80%) Cosmos DB
5 7 (2.80%) Data Lake
5 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (2.80%) PolyBase
5 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.80%) MySQL
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.40%) OLAP
9 1 (0.40%) OLTP
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.60%) JIRA
3 4 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (28.00%) Finance
2 14 (5.60%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.60%) Law
4 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.40%) Banking
5 6 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.40%) Mandarin Language
6 5 (2.00%) Electronics
6 5 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.00%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (14.00%) Consultant
3 25 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 22 (8.80%) Azure Engineer
4 22 (8.80%) Security Engineer
5 21 (8.40%) Architect
6 19 (7.60%) Desktop Support
7 18 (7.20%) Administrator
8 16 (6.40%) Analyst
9 15 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (5.60%) Azure Consultant
11 13 (5.20%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.80%) Developer
12 12 (4.80%) IT Support
13 11 (4.40%) IT Engineer
13 11 (4.40%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
15 9 (3.60%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.40%) .NET
2 14 (5.60%) Web Services
3 5 (2.00%) COM
4 4 (1.60%) Node.js
5 3 (1.20%) WSH
6 2 (0.80%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.40%) CGI
7 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.40%) JSON
7 1 (0.40%) LAMP
7 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 25 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.40%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.20%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.00%) Clustering
7 5 (2.00%) CMDB
7 5 (2.00%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.60%) PKI
9 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 121 (48.40%) Windows
2 58 (23.20%) Windows Server
3 57 (22.80%) Windows 10
4 31 (12.40%) Linux
5 28 (11.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 21 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 20 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (3.20%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.40%) Unix
11 5 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.80%) Android
13 2 (0.80%) CentOS
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (16.80%) ITIL
3 38 (15.20%) Migration
4 36 (14.40%) DevOps
5 34 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (12.00%) Project Management
7 27 (10.80%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (9.20%) Presales
10 20 (8.00%) CRM
11 18 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.80%) Analytics
13 15 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (5.60%) ERP
14 14 (5.60%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (5.20%) High Availability
15 13 (5.20%) Information Security
16 12 (4.80%) ITIL V3
16 12 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.40%) PowerShell
2 51 (20.40%) SQL
3 14 (5.60%) Python
4 11 (4.40%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.00%) C#
5 10 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 8 (3.20%) Java
7 7 (2.80%) U-SQL
8 6 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.60%) VBScript
10 3 (1.20%) C
11 2 (0.80%) C++
11 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) Korn
12 1 (0.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) PHP
12 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.40%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (39.20%) MCSE
2 60 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (22.00%) CCNA
4 52 (20.80%) MCSA
5 40 (16.00%) Degree
5 40 (16.00%) MCITP
6 38 (15.20%) MCP
7 25 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (8.00%) Security Cleared
9 17 (6.80%) SC Cleared
10 14 (5.60%) CompTIA Security+
10 14 (5.60%) SSCP
11 13 (5.20%) CCNP
11 13 (5.20%) CISSP
12 12 (4.80%) RHCE
13 11 (4.40%) RHCSA
14 7 (2.80%) MCTS
15 6 (2.40%) CEH
16 5 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (2.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.80%) SLA
2 5 (2.00%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) GDPR
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (12.80%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.60%) vSphere
5 14 (5.60%) XenDesktop
6 11 (4.40%) XenApp
7 7 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.20%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.80%) Docker
11 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.40%) Firmware
11 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (17.20%) SCCM
2 23 (9.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (5.60%) Terraform
4 10 (4.00%) Ansible
5 9 (3.60%) SCOM
6 5 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.00%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.00%) Puppet
6 5 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.60%) Nagios
7 4 (1.60%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.80%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 213 (85.20%) Microsoft
2 68 (27.20%) VMware
3 38 (15.20%) Cisco
4 21 (8.40%) Citrix
5 20 (8.00%) HP
6 14 (5.60%) Red Hat
7 13 (5.20%) Apple
7 13 (5.20%) Dell
8 12 (4.80%) Palo Alto
9 11 (4.40%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.40%) Veeam
10 10 (4.00%) Avaya
10 10 (4.00%) Oracle
11 9 (3.60%) Brocade
11 9 (3.60%) IBM
12 8 (3.20%) Meraki
13 7 (2.80%) Blue Coat
13 7 (2.80%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.80%) Databricks
13 7 (2.80%) Google