Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10,331 10,086 11,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.78% 14.36% 14.31%
As % of the Vendors category 34.60% 32.73% 33.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,682 8,610 10,238
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £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 29,857 30,819 35,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 42.71% 43.88% 43.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,352 24,712 29,924
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +3 2,659 £55,000 +4.76% 253
West London 0 524 £45,000 - 141
South London -3 358 £42,391 -1.42% 31
East London +1 122 £40,000 -15.79% 63
North London -4 63 £45,000 +15.38% 11
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3,426 (33.16%) Windows
2 3,295 (31.89%) SQL
3 3,132 (30.32%) SQL Server
4 2,924 (28.30%) Finance
5 2,468 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 2,439 (23.61%) Active Directory
7 2,407 (23.30%) .NET
8 2,338 (22.63%) C#
9 2,288 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
10 1,740 (16.84%) Office 365
11 1,653 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
12 1,434 (13.88%) VMware
13 1,389 (13.44%) Windows Server
14 1,373 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
15 1,290 (12.49%) Degree
16 1,287 (12.46%) JavaScript
17 1,244 (12.04%) ITIL
18 1,230 (11.91%) ASP.NET
19 1,225 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 1,150 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
21 1,102 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 1,033 (10.00%) PowerShell
23 1,016 (9.83%) T-SQL
24 994 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
25 954 (9.23%) MS Exchange
26 953 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
27 928 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
28 922 (8.92%) CRM
29 920 (8.91%) MVC
30 906 (8.77%) Project Management

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
1 954 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 888 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 352 (3.41%) IIS
4 348 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 341 (3.30%) Skype for Business
6 290 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 176 (1.70%) CMS
8 172 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 114 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 111 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
11 95 (0.92%) Confluence
12 94 (0.91%) Apache Spark
13 93 (0.90%) Umbraco
14 89 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 77 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
16 75 (0.73%) EPiServer
16 75 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
17 70 (0.68%) WebSphere
18 68 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
19 64 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1,653 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 898 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 394 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 183 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 180 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 68 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 43 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 29 (0.28%) SPSS
9 28 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.16%) Acrobat
11 17 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
12 16 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 14 (0.14%) Camtasia
14 8 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
14 8 (0.077%) InDesign
14 8 (0.077%) Stata
15 6 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.029%) LibreOffice
16 3 (0.029%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 676 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 294 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
3 156 (1.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 42 (0.41%) Elite 3E
5 38 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 30 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 30 (0.29%) Relativity
7 28 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (0.23%) Concordance
9 22 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 19 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
12 16 (0.15%) Eikon
12 16 (0.15%) Ringtail
12 16 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 15 (0.15%) Markit EDM
14 14 (0.14%) HFM
14 14 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
15 13 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
16 12 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2,468 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,740 (16.84%) Office 365
3 994 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
4 411 (3.98%) Dynamics 365
5 358 (3.47%) IaaS
6 324 (3.14%) SaaS
7 319 (3.09%) PaaS
8 192 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 164 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
10 139 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
11 133 (1.29%) Serverless
12 120 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 96 (0.93%) OneDrive
14 91 (0.88%) GitHub
15 90 (0.87%) Mimecast
16 69 (0.67%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 57 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
18 51 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
19 49 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
20 41 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 783 (7.58%) Firewall
2 760 (7.36%) DNS
3 585 (5.66%) DHCP
4 477 (4.62%) LAN
5 471 (4.56%) WAN
6 446 (4.32%) TCP/IP
7 436 (4.22%) VPN
8 373 (3.61%) SAN
9 289 (2.80%) Skype
10 230 (2.23%) Internet
11 164 (1.59%) VoIP
12 156 (1.51%) VLAN
13 138 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
14 128 (1.24%) Network Security
15 111 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
16 108 (1.05%) Wireless
17 107 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
18 102 (0.99%) NAS
19 96 (0.93%) Intranet
20 91 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,132 (30.32%) SQL Server
2 1,225 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,102 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 846 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
5 733 (7.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 661 (6.40%) Power BI
7 402 (3.89%) Big Data
8 354 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 319 (3.09%) Relational Database
10 291 (2.82%) NoSQL
11 281 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
12 271 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 256 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
14 225 (2.18%) Data Lake
15 211 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
16 181 (1.75%) MySQL
17 142 (1.37%) Hadoop
18 135 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 132 (1.28%) MongoDB
20 105 (1.02%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 640 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 421 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 358 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 303 (2.93%) JIRA
5 235 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 211 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 159 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 157 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 151 (1.46%) Subversion
10 146 (1.41%) NUnit
11 88 (0.85%) Selenium
12 78 (0.76%) MSBuild
13 69 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
14 68 (0.66%) Moq
15 58 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 45 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 38 (0.37%) MSTest
18 36 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 35 (0.34%) SpecFlow
20 34 (0.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,924 (28.30%) Finance
2 814 (7.88%) Advertising
3 636 (6.16%) Banking
4 501 (4.85%) Retail
5 379 (3.67%) Law
6 368 (3.56%) Marketing
7 366 (3.54%) Legal
8 197 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 186 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 163 (1.58%) Games
11 160 (1.55%) Front Office
12 134 (1.30%) Back Office
13 107 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 83 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 70 (0.68%) Billing
16 49 (0.47%) German Language
17 41 (0.40%) Publishing
18 37 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 31 (0.30%) French Language
20 27 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2,532 (24.51%) Developer
2 1,694 (16.40%) Analyst
3 985 (9.53%) .NET Developer
4 903 (8.74%) Consultant
5 902 (8.73%) Architect
6 785 (7.60%) C# Developer
7 618 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 614 (5.94%) Support Analyst
9 545 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 509 (4.93%) SQL Developer
11 458 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 393 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 391 (3.78%) Desktop Support
14 347 (3.36%) Senior Developer
15 342 (3.31%) IT Support
16 340 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
17 279 (2.70%) Project Manager
18 275 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
19 271 (2.62%) Service Analyst
20 253 (2.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,407 (23.30%) .NET
2 1,230 (11.91%) ASP.NET
3 875 (8.47%) HTML
4 740 (7.16%) CSS
5 652 (6.31%) Web Services
6 650 (6.29%) AngularJS
7 646 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 589 (5.70%) .NET Framework
9 423 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 422 (4.08%) WCF
11 404 (3.91%) XML
12 363 (3.51%) jQuery
13 295 (2.86%) WPF
14 288 (2.79%) RESTful
15 276 (2.67%) REST
16 262 (2.54%) HTML5
17 256 (2.48%) Entity Framework
18 218 (2.11%) JSON
19 205 (1.98%) React
20 194 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 953 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 531 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 418 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
4 411 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 369 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 364 (3.52%) Data Centre
7 336 (3.25%) User Experience
8 262 (2.54%) Fintech
9 208 (2.01%) Blackberry
10 182 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 163 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 154 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 150 (1.45%) Replication
14 133 (1.29%) Tandem
15 122 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
16 117 (1.13%) Mobile App
17 114 (1.10%) iPhone
18 111 (1.07%) Clustering
19 110 (1.06%) Virtual Team
20 108 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3,426 (33.16%) Windows
2 1,389 (13.44%) Windows Server
3 776 (7.51%) Windows 7
4 739 (7.15%) Windows 10
5 696 (6.74%) Linux
6 680 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 650 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 264 (2.56%) Unix
9 263 (2.55%) Android
10 202 (1.96%) Mac OS X
11 152 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 144 (1.39%) Windows 8
13 116 (1.12%) Mac OS
14 112 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 100 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 58 (0.56%) Windows XP
17 49 (0.47%) CentOS
18 45 (0.44%) Solaris
19 43 (0.42%) VMS
20 42 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,288 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,373 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1,244 (12.04%) ITIL
4 1,150 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
5 922 (8.92%) CRM
6 920 (8.91%) MVC
7 906 (8.77%) Project Management
8 786 (7.61%) Scrum
9 696 (6.74%) DevOps
10 664 (6.43%) Migration
11 642 (6.21%) Software Engineering
12 624 (6.04%) ETL
13 618 (5.98%) Analytics
14 591 (5.72%) TDD
15 561 (5.43%) Presales
16 539 (5.22%) SDLC
17 459 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
18 443 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 419 (4.06%) Service Delivery
20 390 (3.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,295 (31.89%) SQL
2 2,338 (22.63%) C#
3 1,287 (12.46%) JavaScript
4 1,033 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1,016 (9.83%) T-SQL
6 535 (5.18%) Java
7 456 (4.41%) Python
8 185 (1.79%) C
9 163 (1.58%) VBA
10 156 (1.51%) Ruby
11 154 (1.49%) R
12 146 (1.41%) VB
13 140 (1.36%) VB.NET
14 130 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 116 (1.12%) C++
16 115 (1.11%) Bash Shell
17 113 (1.09%) VBScript
18 97 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 95 (0.92%) Perl
20 84 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,290 (12.49%) Degree
2 928 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 507 (4.91%) MCSE
4 335 (3.24%) MCSA
5 296 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
6 295 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 234 (2.27%) MCP
8 202 (1.96%) CCNA
9 128 (1.24%) CCNP
10 124 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 123 (1.19%) MCITP
12 112 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 101 (0.98%) PMP
14 100 (0.97%) MCTS
15 99 (0.96%) CISSP
16 92 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 90 (0.87%) DBS Check
18 88 (0.85%) CCIE
19 83 (0.80%) Security Cleared
20 73 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (3.81%) QA
2 393 (3.80%) SLA
3 149 (1.44%) PMO
4 147 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 147 (1.42%) GDPR
5 128 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (0.23%) MiFID
9 21 (0.20%) COBIT
10 19 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 15 (0.15%) GCP
12 11 (0.11%) WAI
13 9 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.068%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
15 5 (0.048%) DICOM
15 5 (0.048%) HL7
15 5 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,439 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 867 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 615 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 248 (2.40%) XenApp
5 193 (1.87%) vSphere
6 160 (1.55%) Docker
6 160 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 158 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 133 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
9 111 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 63 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
11 50 (0.48%) XenServer
12 49 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 49 (0.47%) VMware NSX
13 44 (0.43%) BitLocker
14 40 (0.39%) Firmware
15 36 (0.35%) DFS Replication
16 27 (0.26%) Terminal Services
16 27 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
17 26 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 559 (5.41%) SCCM
2 193 (1.87%) Puppet
3 143 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 135 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 124 (1.20%) Ansible
6 107 (1.04%) SCOM
7 100 (0.97%) Terraform
8 94 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
9 83 (0.80%) Backup Exec
10 78 (0.76%) WSUS
11 74 (0.72%) AirWatch
12 68 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
13 65 (0.63%) Kubernetes
14 46 (0.45%) vCenter Server
15 45 (0.44%) SCOrch
16 44 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 43 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
18 37 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
19 36 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
19 36 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,434 (13.88%) VMware
2 788 (7.63%) Citrix
3 761 (7.37%) Cisco
4 651 (6.30%) Oracle
5 379 (3.67%) HP
6 373 (3.61%) Apple
7 360 (3.48%) Google
8 309 (2.99%) Tableau
9 204 (1.97%) IBM
10 193 (1.87%) SAP
11 179 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
12 176 (1.70%) NetApp
13 167 (1.62%) EMC
14 163 (1.58%) Dell
15 151 (1.46%) Veeam
16 133 (1.29%) ServiceNow
17 132 (1.28%) Red Hat
18 121 (1.17%) Adobe
19 117 (1.13%) iManage
20 115 (1.11%) Sitecore