Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10,062 10,433 11,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.53% 14.10% 13.65%
As % of the Vendors category 34.18% 32.12% 31.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8,343 8,778 9,689
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 29,437 32,485 34,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 42.51% 43.91% 42.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22,794 24,878 29,377
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Salary trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 +1 2,429 £55,000 +8.91% 301
West London -2 494 £47,500 +5.56% 157
South London 0 436 £42,500 +6.25% 24
East London -1 116 £35,000 -30.00% 69
North London -2 65 £45,000 +15.38% 15
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 3,390 (33.69%) Windows
2 3,212 (31.92%) SQL
3 3,143 (31.24%) SQL Server
4 3,010 (29.91%) Finance
5 2,509 (24.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 2,398 (23.83%) Active Directory
7 2,318 (23.04%) .NET
8 2,287 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 2,268 (22.54%) C#
10 1,692 (16.82%) Office 365
11 1,652 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
12 1,411 (14.02%) Windows Server
13 1,387 (13.78%) VMware
14 1,383 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
15 1,285 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1,223 (12.15%) Degree
17 1,220 (12.12%) JavaScript
18 1,204 (11.97%) ITIL
19 1,181 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
20 1,139 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 1,125 (11.18%) ASP.NET
22 1,080 (10.73%) PowerShell
23 1,045 (10.39%) T-SQL
24 1,035 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
25 965 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
26 953 (9.47%) MS Exchange
27 939 (9.33%) Project Management
28 916 (9.10%) MVC
29 883 (8.78%) HTML
30 880 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 953 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 841 (8.36%) SharePoint
3 351 (3.49%) IIS
4 320 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 320 (3.18%) Skype for Business
5 256 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 170 (1.69%) CMS
7 132 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 120 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 113 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 99 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 92 (0.91%) Confluence
12 83 (0.82%) Apache Spark
13 81 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 76 (0.76%) Tomcat
15 71 (0.71%) Umbraco
16 67 (0.67%) Apache
17 63 (0.63%) WebSphere
18 60 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
19 56 (0.56%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1,652 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 880 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 369 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 197 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
5 175 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 26 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.18%) SPSS
11 17 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
12 16 (0.16%) Camtasia
13 10 (0.099%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 5 (0.050%) InDesign
16 4 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.040%) Chatbot
17 3 (0.030%) Maya
17 3 (0.030%) Stata
Business Applications
1 588 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 307 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
3 175 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 41 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 35 (0.35%) Relativity
6 32 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 32 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 29 (0.29%) Elite 3E
8 27 (0.27%) Concordance
9 22 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 21 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
11 20 (0.20%) Markit EDM
12 18 (0.18%) Ringtail
13 17 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
13 17 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 15 (0.15%) Endur
15 12 (0.12%) FastStats
15 12 (0.12%) HFM
15 12 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
15 12 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,509 (24.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,692 (16.82%) Office 365
3 1,035 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
4 333 (3.31%) IaaS
5 328 (3.26%) PaaS
6 317 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
7 301 (2.99%) SaaS
8 158 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 156 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 147 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 134 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 95 (0.94%) Mimecast
13 93 (0.92%) Serverless
14 74 (0.74%) GitHub
15 66 (0.66%) OneDrive
16 53 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
17 50 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 50 (0.50%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 47 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
19 39 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 808 (8.03%) DNS
2 806 (8.01%) Firewall
3 619 (6.15%) DHCP
4 496 (4.93%) TCP/IP
5 488 (4.85%) LAN
6 478 (4.75%) WAN
7 403 (4.01%) VPN
8 379 (3.77%) SAN
9 290 (2.88%) Skype
10 269 (2.67%) Internet
11 158 (1.57%) VoIP
12 148 (1.47%) VLAN
13 145 (1.44%) Network Security
14 142 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
15 128 (1.27%) Wireless
16 114 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
17 108 (1.07%) NAS
18 105 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
19 103 (1.02%) HTTP
20 97 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,143 (31.24%) SQL Server
2 1,285 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,139 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 876 (8.71%) Data Warehouse
5 764 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 688 (6.84%) Power BI
7 442 (4.39%) Big Data
8 364 (3.62%) Relational Database
9 350 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 334 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 293 (2.91%) NoSQL
12 280 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 235 (2.34%) Data Lake
14 210 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 210 (2.09%) MySQL
15 207 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
16 176 (1.75%) Hadoop
17 124 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 124 (1.23%) RDBMS
18 119 (1.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 594 (5.90%) Visual Studio
2 416 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 363 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 302 (3.00%) JIRA
5 226 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 224 (2.23%) TeamCity
7 167 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 165 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 129 (1.28%) NUnit
9 129 (1.28%) Subversion
10 97 (0.96%) Selenium
11 81 (0.81%) MSBuild
12 72 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 57 (0.57%) Bitbucket
14 52 (0.52%) Moq
15 46 (0.46%) Maven
16 40 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
17 38 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 36 (0.36%) Hudson
19 34 (0.34%) WinDbg
General
1 3,010 (29.91%) Finance
2 758 (7.53%) Advertising
3 669 (6.65%) Banking
4 501 (4.98%) Retail
5 385 (3.83%) Marketing
6 350 (3.48%) Legal
7 308 (3.06%) Law
8 206 (2.05%) Investment Banking
9 205 (2.04%) Telecoms
10 160 (1.59%) Front Office
11 149 (1.48%) Back Office
12 142 (1.41%) Games
13 119 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 76 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 54 (0.54%) Billing
16 44 (0.44%) General Ledger
17 43 (0.43%) Publishing
18 33 (0.33%) German Language
19 31 (0.31%) Local Government
20 30 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,525 (25.09%) Developer
2 1,663 (16.53%) Analyst
3 968 (9.62%) .NET Developer
4 816 (8.11%) Architect
5 789 (7.84%) Consultant
6 769 (7.64%) C# Developer
7 648 (6.44%) Support Analyst
8 628 (6.24%) Support Engineer
9 551 (5.48%) SQL Developer
10 516 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 474 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 439 (4.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 412 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 399 (3.97%) Desktop Support
15 352 (3.50%) IT Support
16 325 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
17 320 (3.18%) Project Manager
18 296 (2.94%) Administrator
19 262 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
20 258 (2.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,318 (23.04%) .NET
2 1,125 (11.18%) ASP.NET
3 883 (8.78%) HTML
4 706 (7.02%) CSS
5 653 (6.49%) AngularJS
6 623 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 618 (6.14%) Web Services
8 561 (5.58%) .NET Framework
9 521 (5.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 413 (4.10%) XML
11 352 (3.50%) WCF
12 338 (3.36%) jQuery
13 314 (3.12%) RESTful
14 288 (2.86%) WPF
15 256 (2.54%) REST
16 250 (2.48%) Entity Framework
17 248 (2.46%) HTML5
18 215 (2.14%) React
19 212 (2.11%) SOAP
20 198 (1.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 965 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 534 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 379 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 372 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 359 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 343 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
7 300 (2.98%) User Experience
8 290 (2.88%) Fintech
9 181 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 158 (1.57%) Tandem
11 156 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 150 (1.49%) Public Cloud
13 135 (1.34%) Blackberry
14 131 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 127 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
16 121 (1.20%) Replication
17 110 (1.09%) Clustering
18 105 (1.04%) Mobile App
19 91 (0.90%) iPhone
20 84 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,390 (33.69%) Windows
2 1,411 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 809 (8.04%) Windows 10
4 765 (7.60%) Windows 7
5 716 (7.12%) Linux
6 658 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 635 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 266 (2.64%) Unix
9 222 (2.21%) Android
10 191 (1.90%) Mac OS X
11 158 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 157 (1.56%) Apple iOS
13 119 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 117 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 113 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 61 (0.61%) CentOS
17 51 (0.51%) Ubuntu
18 48 (0.48%) Windows XP
19 42 (0.42%) Solaris
20 35 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,287 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,383 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
3 1,204 (11.97%) ITIL
4 1,181 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
5 939 (9.33%) Project Management
6 916 (9.10%) MVC
7 827 (8.22%) CRM
8 804 (7.99%) Scrum
9 673 (6.69%) DevOps
10 654 (6.50%) ETL
11 595 (5.91%) Analytics
12 585 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 584 (5.80%) TDD
14 581 (5.77%) Migration
15 532 (5.29%) Software Engineering
16 521 (5.18%) Presales
17 516 (5.13%) SDLC
18 472 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
19 409 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 366 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,212 (31.92%) SQL
2 2,268 (22.54%) C#
3 1,220 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 1,080 (10.73%) PowerShell
5 1,045 (10.39%) T-SQL
6 609 (6.05%) Java
7 502 (4.99%) Python
8 175 (1.74%) C
9 165 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 150 (1.49%) VBA
11 144 (1.43%) Ruby
12 131 (1.30%) R
13 130 (1.29%) C++
14 125 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 121 (1.20%) VBScript
16 111 (1.10%) VB
17 103 (1.02%) Perl
18 95 (0.94%) VB.NET
19 93 (0.92%) PL/SQL
20 85 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,223 (12.15%) Degree
2 870 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 468 (4.65%) MCSE
4 312 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 292 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
6 284 (2.82%) MCSA
7 204 (2.03%) MCP
8 188 (1.87%) CCNA
9 134 (1.33%) CCNP
10 106 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 106 (1.05%) MCITP
11 105 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 105 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 97 (0.96%) PMP
13 96 (0.95%) MCTS
14 93 (0.92%) DBS Check
15 90 (0.89%) Security Cleared
16 86 (0.85%) CCIE
17 69 (0.69%) CISSP
18 43 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (3.64%) SLA
2 343 (3.41%) QA
3 133 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 132 (1.31%) PMO
5 122 (1.21%) GDPR
6 89 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 74 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.24%) MiFID
9 21 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.19%) COBIT
10 19 (0.19%) GCP
11 9 (0.089%) EMIR
11 9 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.089%) PMBOK
12 8 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.080%) FATCA
12 8 (0.080%) WAI
13 7 (0.070%) SEPA
13 7 (0.070%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.050%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2,398 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 844 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 589 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 257 (2.55%) XenApp
5 178 (1.77%) Docker
5 178 (1.77%) vSphere
6 161 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 156 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 123 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
9 108 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 55 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 55 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 46 (0.46%) XenServer
12 45 (0.45%) VMware NSX
13 44 (0.44%) BitLocker
14 38 (0.38%) Firmware
15 37 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 26 (0.26%) DFS Replication
16 26 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 616 (6.12%) SCCM
2 207 (2.06%) Puppet
3 158 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 157 (1.56%) Ansible
5 127 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 121 (1.20%) Terraform
7 113 (1.12%) SCOM
8 92 (0.91%) Kubernetes
9 90 (0.89%) WSUS
10 80 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
11 65 (0.65%) Backup Exec
12 62 (0.62%) AirWatch
13 61 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
14 45 (0.45%) Salt
15 41 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
15 41 (0.41%) Nagios
16 40 (0.40%) Perfmon
17 35 (0.35%) SCOrch
17 35 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 34 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,387 (13.78%) VMware
2 786 (7.81%) Citrix
3 727 (7.23%) Cisco
4 709 (7.05%) Oracle
5 356 (3.54%) Apple
6 337 (3.35%) Google
7 330 (3.28%) HP
8 297 (2.95%) Tableau
9 223 (2.22%) IBM
10 204 (2.03%) SAP
11 177 (1.76%) EMC
12 167 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
13 166 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 158 (1.57%) Dell
14 158 (1.57%) NetApp
15 153 (1.52%) ServiceNow
16 142 (1.41%) Adobe
17 129 (1.28%) Veeam
18 123 (1.22%) CheckPoint
19 110 (1.09%) Ivanti