Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9,732 10,342 10,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.41% 13.95% 13.31%
As % of the Vendors category 34.67% 32.04% 31.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,104 8,725 8,984
London median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 28,069 32,279 32,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.55% 43.53% 42.05%
Number of salaries quoted 22,060 24,361 27,335
London median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £84,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 2,245 £52,500 +5.00% 385
West London -1 492 £48,500 +7.78% 206
South London +1 428 £42,283 +9.82% 49
East London -1 127 £38,000 -24.00% 82
North London +3 53 £55,000 +26.44% 18
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,253 (33.43%) Windows
2 3,033 (31.17%) SQL
3 3,028 (31.11%) SQL Server
4 2,981 (30.63%) Finance
5 2,634 (27.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 2,388 (24.54%) Active Directory
7 2,291 (23.54%) .NET
8 2,281 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
9 2,218 (22.79%) C#
10 1,705 (17.52%) Microsoft Office
11 1,666 (17.12%) Office 365
12 1,463 (15.03%) Windows Server
13 1,328 (13.65%) VMware
14 1,319 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
15 1,300 (13.36%) JavaScript
16 1,239 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
17 1,236 (12.70%) ITIL
18 1,178 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 1,102 (11.32%) PowerShell
20 1,099 (11.29%) Degree
21 1,069 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
22 1,053 (10.82%) ASP.NET
23 1,046 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 973 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
25 946 (9.72%) T-SQL
26 937 (9.63%) MVC
27 928 (9.54%) Project Management
28 915 (9.40%) MS Exchange
29 891 (9.16%) SharePoint
30 882 (9.06%) 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
1 915 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 891 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 358 (3.68%) IIS
4 292 (3.00%) Skype for Business
5 270 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 211 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 151 (1.55%) CMS
8 143 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 132 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
10 116 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 115 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 104 (1.07%) Confluence
13 102 (1.05%) Apache
14 100 (1.03%) Tomcat
15 92 (0.95%) Apache Spark
16 72 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 71 (0.73%) SAS
18 61 (0.63%) WebSphere
19 56 (0.58%) Umbraco
20 50 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,705 (17.52%) Microsoft Office
2 882 (9.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 382 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 211 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 202 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 60 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 30 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 10 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.092%) InDesign
12 6 (0.062%) SPSS
13 5 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.031%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.031%) Maya
14 3 (0.031%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.031%) Snagit
15 2 (0.021%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 596 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 291 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
3 135 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 41 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 35 (0.36%) Relativity
6 28 (0.29%) Scribe Insight
7 26 (0.27%) Concordance
8 21 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
8 21 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 19 (0.20%) Magento
10 17 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 15 (0.15%) Elite 3E
11 15 (0.15%) Endur
11 15 (0.15%) Markit EDM
12 14 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 14 (0.14%) thinkFolio
13 13 (0.13%) FastStats
13 13 (0.13%) Ringtail
13 13 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
14 12 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2,634 (27.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,666 (17.12%) Office 365
3 1,069 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
4 411 (4.22%) PaaS
5 387 (3.98%) SaaS
6 301 (3.09%) IaaS
7 288 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
8 173 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 160 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 157 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 154 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 110 (1.13%) Mimecast
13 93 (0.96%) Serverless
14 60 (0.62%) OneDrive
15 59 (0.61%) GitHub
16 53 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
17 51 (0.52%) Data Lake Analytics
18 50 (0.51%) G Suite
19 40 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
20 35 (0.36%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 861 (8.85%) Firewall
2 800 (8.22%) DNS
3 623 (6.40%) DHCP
4 487 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 460 (4.73%) LAN
6 456 (4.69%) WAN
7 363 (3.73%) SAN
8 359 (3.69%) VPN
9 309 (3.18%) Internet
10 284 (2.92%) Skype
11 181 (1.86%) VoIP
12 165 (1.70%) Network Security
13 160 (1.64%) VLAN
14 156 (1.60%) Wireless
15 134 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
16 116 (1.19%) Unified Communications
17 110 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
18 105 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
19 97 (1.00%) NAS
20 94 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,028 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 1,178 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,046 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 864 (8.88%) Data Warehouse
5 654 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 643 (6.61%) Power BI
7 410 (4.21%) Big Data
8 392 (4.03%) Relational Database
9 363 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 330 (3.39%) NoSQL
11 321 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 297 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 222 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
14 218 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
15 216 (2.22%) Data Lake
16 195 (2.00%) MySQL
17 188 (1.93%) Hadoop
18 137 (1.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 136 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 135 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 500 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 381 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 376 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 279 (2.87%) JIRA
5 228 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 225 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 221 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 184 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 121 (1.24%) Selenium
10 95 (0.98%) Subversion
11 86 (0.88%) NUnit
12 79 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 61 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 52 (0.53%) MSBuild
15 50 (0.51%) Maven
16 49 (0.50%) WinDbg
17 44 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 37 (0.38%) WebDriver
19 36 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
20 32 (0.33%) ReSharper
General
1 2,981 (30.63%) Finance
2 708 (7.27%) Banking
3 560 (5.75%) Advertising
4 458 (4.71%) Retail
5 400 (4.11%) Marketing
6 336 (3.45%) Legal
7 272 (2.79%) Law
8 232 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 206 (2.12%) Investment Banking
10 152 (1.56%) Front Office
11 151 (1.55%) Back Office
12 110 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 103 (1.06%) Games
14 83 (0.85%) Manufacturing
15 61 (0.63%) Publishing
16 33 (0.34%) General Ledger
17 32 (0.33%) French Language
18 25 (0.26%) German Language
18 25 (0.26%) Local Government
19 23 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,370 (24.35%) Developer
2 1,607 (16.51%) Analyst
3 931 (9.57%) .NET Developer
4 760 (7.81%) Architect
5 715 (7.35%) C# Developer
6 669 (6.87%) Support Engineer
7 638 (6.56%) Consultant
8 583 (5.99%) Support Analyst
9 497 (5.11%) SQL Developer
10 474 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 466 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 427 (4.39%) Senior Developer
13 421 (4.33%) Desktop Support
14 382 (3.93%) IT Support
15 366 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 333 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
17 326 (3.35%) Administrator
18 294 (3.02%) Project Manager
19 253 (2.60%) Applications Support
20 249 (2.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,291 (23.54%) .NET
2 1,053 (10.82%) ASP.NET
3 853 (8.76%) HTML
4 706 (7.25%) CSS
5 685 (7.04%) AngularJS
6 616 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 610 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 595 (6.11%) Web Services
9 538 (5.53%) .NET Framework
10 350 (3.60%) XML
11 324 (3.33%) RESTful
12 322 (3.31%) jQuery
13 270 (2.77%) WCF
14 260 (2.67%) REST
15 247 (2.54%) Entity Framework
16 244 (2.51%) .NET Core
17 242 (2.49%) HTML5
18 236 (2.42%) SOAP
19 220 (2.26%) WPF
20 212 (2.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 973 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 507 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 430 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
4 392 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 329 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 318 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 305 (3.13%) Fintech
8 253 (2.60%) User Experience
9 161 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 158 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 157 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 155 (1.59%) Tandem
13 147 (1.51%) Clustering
14 131 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
15 112 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 105 (1.08%) Replication
17 102 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
18 100 (1.03%) Mobile App
19 99 (1.02%) Data Structures
19 99 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3,253 (33.43%) Windows
2 1,463 (15.03%) Windows Server
3 819 (8.42%) Windows 10
4 774 (7.95%) Windows 7
5 706 (7.25%) Linux
6 638 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 621 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 256 (2.63%) Unix
9 195 (2.00%) Android
10 171 (1.76%) Mac OS X
11 170 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 154 (1.58%) Apple iOS
13 129 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 115 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 112 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 64 (0.66%) CentOS
17 55 (0.57%) Windows XP
18 36 (0.37%) Ubuntu
19 31 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
20 30 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,281 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,319 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1,239 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
4 1,236 (12.70%) ITIL
5 937 (9.63%) MVC
6 928 (9.54%) Project Management
7 853 (8.76%) CRM
8 793 (8.15%) Scrum
9 693 (7.12%) DevOps
10 633 (6.50%) Migration
11 627 (6.44%) ETL
12 596 (6.12%) Analytics
13 568 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 555 (5.70%) TDD
15 543 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
16 509 (5.23%) Software Engineering
17 479 (4.92%) Presales
18 456 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 434 (4.46%) SDLC
20 397 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,033 (31.17%) SQL
2 2,218 (22.79%) C#
3 1,300 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 1,102 (11.32%) PowerShell
5 946 (9.72%) T-SQL
6 606 (6.23%) Java
7 550 (5.65%) Python
8 168 (1.73%) C
9 147 (1.51%) R
10 139 (1.43%) VBA
11 130 (1.34%) VBScript
12 128 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 124 (1.27%) C++
14 121 (1.24%) Ruby
15 117 (1.20%) Bash Shell
16 111 (1.14%) VB
17 92 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 87 (0.89%) Perl
19 82 (0.84%) PHP
20 79 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,099 (11.29%) Degree
2 767 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 401 (4.12%) MCSE
4 295 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 273 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 215 (2.21%) MCSA
7 178 (1.83%) CCNA
8 167 (1.72%) MCP
9 145 (1.49%) CCNP
10 121 (1.24%) Security Cleared
11 112 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 96 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 89 (0.91%) PMP
14 85 (0.87%) CCIE
15 84 (0.86%) MCITP
16 83 (0.85%) PMI Certification
17 81 (0.83%) CISSP
18 65 (0.67%) SC Cleared
19 60 (0.62%) DBS Check
20 58 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (3.74%) SLA
2 317 (3.26%) QA
3 157 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 149 (1.53%) GDPR
5 103 (1.06%) PMO
6 76 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 71 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.25%) COBIT
9 22 (0.23%) MiFID
10 15 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.10%) EMIR
12 10 (0.10%) PMBOK
13 8 (0.082%) FATCA
13 8 (0.082%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.072%) SEPA
15 6 (0.062%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.062%) WAI
16 3 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 2,388 (24.54%) Active Directory
2 839 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 579 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 263 (2.70%) XenApp
5 197 (2.02%) Docker
6 169 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 158 (1.62%) vSphere
8 155 (1.59%) XenDesktop
9 113 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 80 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 67 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 49 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 42 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
14 41 (0.42%) XenServer
15 40 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
16 35 (0.36%) Terminal Services
17 29 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 27 (0.28%) Terminal Server
18 27 (0.28%) VMware NSX
19 25 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 619 (6.36%) SCCM
2 251 (2.58%) Puppet
3 209 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
4 202 (2.08%) Ansible
5 153 (1.57%) SCOM
6 140 (1.44%) Terraform
7 124 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 117 (1.20%) WSUS
9 97 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 85 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
11 82 (0.84%) Backup Exec
12 77 (0.79%) Nagios
13 58 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
14 53 (0.54%) Perfmon
15 51 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
16 42 (0.43%) Salt
17 41 (0.42%) AirWatch
18 39 (0.40%) SCOrch
19 38 (0.39%) vCenter Server
20 37 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,328 (13.65%) VMware
2 785 (8.07%) Citrix
3 700 (7.19%) Oracle
4 699 (7.18%) Cisco
5 337 (3.46%) Google
6 320 (3.29%) Apple
7 297 (3.05%) HP
8 281 (2.89%) Tableau
9 250 (2.57%) IBM
10 239 (2.46%) SAP
11 182 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 167 (1.72%) EMC
13 152 (1.56%) Adobe
14 142 (1.46%) NetApp
15 139 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
16 136 (1.40%) ServiceNow
17 133 (1.37%) Dell
18 125 (1.28%) Bloomberg
19 123 (1.26%) CheckPoint
20 120 (1.23%) SolarWinds