Period
to 3 June 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,789 7,907 10,396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 13.13% 13.77% 14.99%
As % of the Vendors category 32.45% 33.19% 34.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4,194 6,712 9,286
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £83,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +8.24%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 14,758 23,824 29,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 40.47% 41.47% 43.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11,379 18,416 23,312
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Salary trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 3 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 -3 1,128 £55,000 - 118
South London +5 247 £56,125 +20.70% 6
West London -2 215 £55,000 +10.00% 30
East London -2 71 £50,000 -4.76% 16
North London -19 20 £40,000 - 9
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 2,161 (45.12%) Azure
2 1,616 (33.74%) Windows
3 1,279 (26.71%) Office 365
4 1,258 (26.27%) Active Directory
5 1,250 (26.10%) Finance
6 1,210 (25.27%) SQL
7 1,189 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
8 1,173 (24.49%) SQL Server
9 1,002 (20.92%) .NET
10 896 (18.71%) C#
11 779 (16.27%) AWS
12 742 (15.49%) Windows Server
13 734 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
14 721 (15.06%) VMware
15 646 (13.49%) PowerShell
16 623 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
17 610 (12.74%) ITIL
18 564 (11.78%) JavaScript
19 532 (11.11%) Power Platform
20 523 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
21 513 (10.71%) DevOps
22 496 (10.36%) Power BI
23 491 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
24 485 (10.13%) Windows 10
25 477 (9.96%) Scrum
26 462 (9.65%) Migration
27 455 (9.50%) Analytics
28 454 (9.48%) SCCM
29 448 (9.35%) Degree
30 434 (9.06%) Cisco

Microsoft
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
1 412 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 312 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 179 (3.74%) Skype for Business
4 169 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
5 161 (3.36%) IIS
6 131 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 78 (1.63%) CMS
8 74 (1.55%) Confluence
9 62 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 54 (1.13%) EPiServer
11 52 (1.09%) Apache Spark
12 49 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 40 (0.84%) Umbraco
14 38 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
15 33 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
16 31 (0.65%) Apache
17 27 (0.56%) Kentico
18 26 (0.54%) DNN
18 26 (0.54%) Immediacy CMS
18 26 (0.54%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 734 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 422 (8.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 160 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 51 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.40%) AutoCAD
7 18 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.27%) InVision
9 13 (0.27%) Sketch
10 11 (0.23%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
12 7 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
12 7 (0.15%) Gliffy
13 5 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.10%) SPSS
13 5 (0.10%) Zeplin
14 4 (0.084%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.084%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 207 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 96 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 9 (0.19%) Magento
6 9 (0.19%) Shopify
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
8 7 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
10 5 (0.10%) Elite 3E
10 5 (0.10%) FastStats
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 5 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 5 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2,161 (45.12%) Azure
2 1,279 (26.71%) Office 365
3 779 (16.27%) AWS
4 532 (11.11%) Power Platform
5 291 (6.08%) PaaS
6 289 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 273 (5.70%) SaaS
8 255 (5.32%) Dynamics 365
9 241 (5.03%) IaaS
10 155 (3.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 140 (2.92%) GCP
12 114 (2.38%) Serverless
13 76 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
14 72 (1.50%) PowerApps
15 71 (1.48%) Mimecast
16 63 (1.32%) OneDrive
17 59 (1.23%) Azure Functions
18 53 (1.11%) Logic Apps
19 31 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
20 30 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 426 (8.90%) Firewall
2 359 (7.50%) DNS
3 271 (5.66%) DHCP
4 243 (5.07%) TCP/IP
5 239 (4.99%) WAN
6 215 (4.49%) Skype
7 212 (4.43%) LAN
8 189 (3.95%) VPN
9 161 (3.36%) Internet
10 126 (2.63%) SAN
11 103 (2.15%) Wireless
12 98 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
13 92 (1.92%) Unified Communications
14 88 (1.84%) VoIP
15 76 (1.59%) Network Security
16 69 (1.44%) NetScaler
17 58 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
18 47 (0.98%) VLAN
19 44 (0.92%) MPLS
20 43 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,173 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 496 (10.36%) Power BI
3 347 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
4 334 (6.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 233 (4.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 229 (4.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 191 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 174 (3.63%) MongoDB
9 167 (3.49%) Data Lake
10 146 (3.05%) SQL Server 2019
11 118 (2.46%) NoSQL
12 114 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 108 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 104 (2.17%) Big Data
15 101 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
16 96 (2.00%) Relational Database
17 88 (1.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 79 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
19 66 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
20 64 (1.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 240 (5.01%) Git (software)
2 185 (3.86%) Visual Studio
3 160 (3.34%) JIRA
4 90 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 86 (1.80%) Selenium
6 80 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 78 (1.63%) SpecFlow
8 74 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 70 (1.46%) Jenkins
10 67 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 51 (1.06%) NUnit
12 39 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 38 (0.79%) MSTest
14 32 (0.67%) Cucumber
15 26 (0.54%) Moq
16 24 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
17 22 (0.46%) Bitbucket
18 17 (0.35%) Appium
19 16 (0.33%) gulp
20 15 (0.31%) GitLab
General
1 1,250 (26.10%) Finance
2 227 (4.74%) Banking
3 214 (4.47%) Marketing
4 166 (3.47%) Legal
5 163 (3.40%) Law
6 143 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 140 (2.92%) Retail
8 111 (2.32%) Front Office
8 111 (2.32%) Public Sector
9 91 (1.90%) Advertising
10 53 (1.11%) Games
11 42 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 41 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 38 (0.79%) Back Office
14 37 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.73%) Billing
16 32 (0.67%) Local Government
17 20 (0.42%) General Ledger
18 19 (0.40%) Japanese Language
19 18 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 946 (19.75%) Developer
2 593 (12.38%) Analyst
3 451 (9.42%) Architect
4 449 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 378 (7.89%) Consultant
6 289 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 257 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 238 (4.97%) C# Developer
9 189 (3.95%) Support Analyst
10 186 (3.88%) IT Support
11 184 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 182 (3.80%) Administrator
13 144 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 141 (2.94%) SQL Developer
15 140 (2.92%) Azure Engineer
16 136 (2.84%) Project Manager
17 134 (2.80%) IT Engineer
18 122 (2.55%) Senior Developer
19 115 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
20 114 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,002 (20.92%) .NET
2 417 (8.71%) ASP.NET
3 371 (7.75%) AngularJS
4 369 (7.71%) .NET Framework
5 368 (7.68%) .NET Core
6 338 (7.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 304 (6.35%) React
8 284 (5.93%) HTML
9 248 (5.18%) CSS
10 239 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 219 (4.57%) Entity Framework
12 212 (4.43%) Web Services
13 204 (4.26%) Node.js
14 193 (4.03%) Vue.js
15 163 (3.40%) REST
16 99 (2.07%) RESTful
17 97 (2.03%) HTML5
18 94 (1.96%) XML
19 92 (1.92%) jQuery
20 74 (1.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 403 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 343 (7.16%) Data Centre
3 251 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
4 189 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 146 (3.05%) Public Cloud
6 139 (2.90%) User Experience
7 123 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
8 118 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
9 108 (2.26%) Hedge funds
10 75 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 74 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 69 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 63 (1.32%) Derivative
13 63 (1.32%) Private Cloud
14 48 (1.00%) Replication
14 48 (1.00%) Tandem
15 44 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 44 (0.92%) Fixed Income
16 41 (0.86%) iPhone
17 36 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1,616 (33.74%) Windows
2 742 (15.49%) Windows Server
3 485 (10.13%) Windows 10
4 319 (6.66%) Linux
5 279 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 220 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 191 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 187 (3.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 90 (1.88%) Unix
10 83 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 82 (1.71%) Android
12 63 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
13 41 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 36 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 34 (0.71%) Mac OS
17 29 (0.61%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.48%) Ubuntu
18 23 (0.48%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,189 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
3 610 (12.74%) ITIL
4 523 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
5 513 (10.71%) DevOps
6 477 (9.96%) Scrum
7 462 (9.65%) Migration
8 455 (9.50%) Analytics
9 392 (8.19%) MVC
10 382 (7.98%) Project Management
11 375 (7.83%) TDD
12 344 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 338 (7.06%) CRM
14 330 (6.89%) Microservices
15 312 (6.51%) Project Delivery
16 251 (5.24%) Fintech
17 247 (5.16%) Presales
18 243 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
19 229 (4.78%) Kanban
20 224 (4.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,210 (25.27%) SQL
2 896 (18.71%) C#
3 646 (13.49%) PowerShell
4 564 (11.78%) JavaScript
5 378 (7.89%) Python
6 282 (5.89%) T-SQL
7 204 (4.26%) TypeScript
8 183 (3.82%) Java
9 98 (2.05%) R
10 95 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 94 (1.96%) VBA
12 83 (1.73%) C
13 68 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 54 (1.13%) PHP
15 43 (0.90%) C++
16 38 (0.79%) MATLAB
17 33 (0.69%) Scala
17 33 (0.69%) VB
18 31 (0.65%) VB.NET
19 29 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 448 (9.35%) Degree
2 406 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 200 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 163 (3.40%) MCSA
4 163 (3.40%) MCSE
5 123 (2.57%) CCNA
6 106 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 101 (2.11%) MCP
8 73 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 72 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 71 (1.48%) Security Cleared
11 68 (1.42%) CCNP
12 67 (1.40%) CISSP
13 46 (0.96%) SC Cleared
14 39 (0.81%) MCITP
15 38 (0.79%) Master's Degree
16 33 (0.69%) CISM
17 29 (0.61%) CCSA
18 26 (0.54%) CIPD
19 23 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (4.70%) SLA
2 135 (2.82%) QA
3 71 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (1.44%) GDPR
5 51 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (0.46%) PMO
8 17 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.29%) NIST
10 11 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.13%) SEPA
11 6 (0.13%) TARGET2
12 5 (0.10%) COBIT
12 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.063%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.063%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.063%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.042%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,258 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 491 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 287 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 188 (3.93%) XenApp
5 168 (3.51%) Docker
6 156 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 99 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 94 (1.96%) vSphere
9 65 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 46 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 35 (0.73%) Terminal Server
12 23 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 22 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (0.44%) NFS
15 20 (0.42%) Xen
16 17 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
17 15 (0.31%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.31%) Firmware
18 14 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
19 13 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 454 (9.48%) SCCM
2 212 (4.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 157 (3.28%) Kubernetes
4 139 (2.90%) Ansible
5 125 (2.61%) Terraform
6 77 (1.61%) Puppet
7 73 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
8 69 (1.44%) SCOM
9 63 (1.32%) vCenter Server
10 41 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
11 37 (0.77%) WSUS
12 25 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
13 24 (0.50%) Backup Exec
14 21 (0.44%) Nagios
14 21 (0.44%) SCVMM
15 18 (0.38%) XenMobile
16 16 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
16 16 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
17 15 (0.31%) Avamar
17 15 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 721 (15.06%) VMware
2 434 (9.06%) Cisco
3 386 (8.06%) Citrix
4 255 (5.32%) Oracle
5 179 (3.74%) Google
6 174 (3.63%) HP
7 145 (3.03%) Tableau
8 120 (2.51%) Dell
9 109 (2.28%) Databricks
10 107 (2.23%) Apple
10 107 (2.23%) SAP
11 90 (1.88%) IBM
12 83 (1.73%) CheckPoint
13 79 (1.65%) EMC
14 78 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
15 73 (1.52%) Palo Alto
16 71 (1.48%) NetApp
17 70 (1.46%) Bloomberg
18 57 (1.19%) Veeam
19 55 (1.15%) SolarWinds