Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 410 269 232
Rank change year-on-year -141 -37 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 301 346 857
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.67% 1.21% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 5.97% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 261 296 738
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,500 £27,850
25th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,813 £68,438
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 8,043 5,798 11,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.86% 20.23% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,095 4,389 9,062
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £79,188
90th Percentile £100,000 £102,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -62 52 £50,500 +34.67% 10
East London +8 11 £50,000 -41.18% 17
West London -33 9 £35,000 -15.66% 10
South London -2 5 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North London +13 2 £45,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 235 (78.07%) Microsoft
2 162 (53.82%) Azure
3 161 (53.49%) Windows
4 146 (48.50%) Microsoft 365
5 123 (40.86%) MCSE
6 121 (40.20%) Active Directory
7 86 (28.57%) MCSA
8 82 (27.24%) Windows Server
9 77 (25.58%) ITIL
10 76 (25.25%) Finance
11 75 (24.92%) VMware
11 75 (24.92%) Social Skills
12 69 (22.92%) Citrix
13 67 (22.26%) Cisco Certification
14 65 (21.59%) SharePoint
15 63 (20.93%) SQL
15 63 (20.93%) CCNA
16 60 (19.93%) Migration
17 55 (18.27%) Microsoft Office
18 54 (17.94%) Firewall
19 53 (17.61%) PowerShell
20 52 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 49 (16.28%) Linux
22 46 (15.28%) Project Management
22 46 (15.28%) SCCM
23 44 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
24 42 (13.95%) Windows 10
25 40 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 39 (12.96%) Cisco
27 37 (12.29%) Problem-Solving

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 65 (21.59%) SharePoint
2 34 (11.30%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.65%) IIS
4 10 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.00%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.66%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Site Server
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (18.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.33%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.66%) Gephi
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 162 (53.82%) Azure
2 146 (48.50%) Microsoft 365
3 36 (11.96%) Power Platform
4 29 (9.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (8.64%) AWS
6 23 (7.64%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (6.98%) IaaS
7 21 (6.98%) SaaS
8 19 (6.31%) PowerApps
9 15 (4.98%) PaaS
10 14 (4.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 13 (4.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (4.32%) Power Automate
12 12 (3.99%) GCP
13 10 (3.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 9 (2.99%) OneDrive
15 8 (2.66%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
15 8 (2.66%) Azure Storage
16 7 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (1.99%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.94%) Firewall
2 35 (11.63%) DNS
3 33 (10.96%) LAN
4 32 (10.63%) WAN
5 28 (9.30%) TCP/IP
6 22 (7.31%) DHCP
7 21 (6.98%) SAN
8 14 (4.65%) VPN
9 11 (3.65%) HTTP
10 9 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.33%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.33%) SMTP
11 7 (2.33%) Wireless
12 6 (1.99%) SNMP
12 6 (1.99%) VLAN
13 4 (1.33%) Internet
13 4 (1.33%) Network Security
13 4 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (6.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.31%) Power BI
5 14 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (2.99%) Data Lake
8 8 (2.66%) MySQL
8 8 (2.66%) PolyBase
8 8 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.66%) Big Data
11 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (5.65%) JIRA
2 8 (2.66%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.33%) MSI
4 6 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.99%) Snyk
5 5 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.00%) Grunt
6 3 (1.00%) gulp
6 3 (1.00%) webpack
7 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.66%) git-flow
8 1 (0.33%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.33%) Postman
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (25.25%) Finance
2 75 (24.92%) Social Skills
3 27 (8.97%) Banking
4 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.98%) Law
5 14 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.32%) Retail
7 12 (3.99%) Legal
8 8 (2.66%) Investment Banking
9 7 (2.33%) Marketing
9 7 (2.33%) Public Sector
10 6 (1.99%) Advertising
11 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 3 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.66%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.66%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.33%) Games
14 1 (0.33%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 56 (18.60%) Analyst
2 30 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (8.64%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.31%) Architect
4 25 (8.31%) Azure Engineer
5 22 (7.31%) Support Analyst
6 18 (5.98%) IT Analyst
7 16 (5.32%) Administrator
7 16 (5.32%) IT Support
8 14 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.32%) Consultant
9 13 (4.32%) IT Engineer
10 12 (3.99%) Developer
11 11 (3.65%) DBA
11 11 (3.65%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.32%) SQL DBA
12 10 (3.32%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.98%) .NET
2 12 (3.99%) HTML
3 10 (3.32%) Node.js
4 8 (2.66%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.33%) CSS
5 7 (2.33%) React
6 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (1.99%) HTML5
6 6 (1.99%) Web Services
7 4 (1.33%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.33%) jQuery
7 4 (1.33%) RESTful
8 3 (1.00%) Dapper ORM
8 3 (1.00%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (1.00%) NHibernate
8 3 (1.00%) REST
8 3 (1.00%) SOAP
8 3 (1.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.99%) Reinsurance
4 8 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.66%) iPhone
5 5 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.66%) Replication
6 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.33%) iPad
6 4 (1.33%) PKI
6 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.00%) EPoS
7 3 (1.00%) Housing Association
7 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.66%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 161 (53.49%) Windows
2 82 (27.24%) Windows Server
3 49 (16.28%) Linux
4 42 (13.95%) Windows 10
5 28 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (6.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (5.32%) Apple iOS
10 12 (3.99%) Windows 7
11 11 (3.65%) Android
12 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.33%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.00%) SUSE
14 3 (1.00%) Unix
15 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.33%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.58%) ITIL
2 60 (19.93%) Migration
3 46 (15.28%) Project Management
4 44 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (10.63%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (9.97%) Service Management
9 28 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (8.64%) DevOps
11 24 (7.97%) Presales
12 22 (7.31%) Information Security
13 21 (6.98%) Analytics
14 20 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (6.64%) Project Delivery
15 19 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (5.65%) CRM
16 17 (5.65%) ITSM
17 14 (4.65%) High Availability
17 14 (4.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (20.93%) SQL
2 53 (17.61%) PowerShell
3 20 (6.64%) Python
4 18 (5.98%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.32%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.32%) C#
6 9 (2.99%) Perl
6 9 (2.99%) VBScript
7 8 (2.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 8 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.66%) U-SQL
8 7 (2.33%) Java
9 6 (1.99%) C
9 6 (1.99%) PHP
10 4 (1.33%) Groovy
10 4 (1.33%) Ruby
10 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.00%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.66%) R
12 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (40.86%) MCSE
2 86 (28.57%) MCSA
3 67 (22.26%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (20.93%) CCNA
5 35 (11.63%) Degree
6 31 (10.30%) MCP
7 23 (7.64%) MCITP
8 19 (6.31%) CISSP
9 17 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (5.32%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (5.32%) MCDST
11 10 (3.32%) A+ Certification
11 10 (3.32%) AWS Certification
11 10 (3.32%) Security Cleared
12 9 (2.99%) CCNP
12 9 (2.99%) CISM
12 9 (2.99%) MCSD
12 9 (2.99%) SSCP
12 9 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (2.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.98%) SLA
2 8 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.33%) GDPR
4 5 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.33%) PMO
5 4 (1.33%) QA
6 3 (1.00%) NIST
6 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.66%) GRC
7 2 (0.66%) NCSC
8 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (40.20%) Active Directory
2 52 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (9.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.99%) XenApp
5 11 (3.65%) Terminal Services
5 11 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.66%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.66%) vSphere
9 5 (1.66%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.00%) Firmware
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.66%) NFS
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (15.28%) SCCM
2 23 (7.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (6.31%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (3.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (3.65%) Nagios
6 9 (2.99%) Ansible
7 8 (2.66%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.66%) WSUS
8 7 (2.33%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.33%) SCOM
8 7 (2.33%) Terraform
9 6 (1.99%) Icinga
10 5 (1.66%) PowerCLI
11 4 (1.33%) ZABBIX
12 3 (1.00%) AirWatch
12 3 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.00%) Puppet
12 3 (1.00%) Sysprep
13 2 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 235 (78.07%) Microsoft
2 75 (24.92%) VMware
3 69 (22.92%) Citrix
4 39 (12.96%) Cisco
5 16 (5.32%) Google
6 14 (4.65%) Apple
7 13 (4.32%) HP
7 13 (4.32%) SolarWinds
8 12 (3.99%) Juniper
9 10 (3.32%) Databricks
10 9 (2.99%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.99%) Sophos
11 8 (2.66%) Dell
11 8 (2.66%) McAfee
11 8 (2.66%) Okta
11 8 (2.66%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.33%) Avaya
12 7 (2.33%) IBM
12 7 (2.33%) Meraki
13 6 (1.99%) Oracle