Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10,104 9,438 12,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.56% 13.42% 14.52%
As % of the Vendors category 33.73% 31.93% 32.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8,642 8,232 10,692
London median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 29,957 29,563 37,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.17% 42.05% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 23,597 24,771 31,612
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 January 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 January 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 2,715 £50,000 - 375
West London +1 618 £45,000 +12.50% 191
South London +1 324 £40,000 -15.79% 17
East London +3 149 £55,000 +29.41% 75
North London -5 67 £45,000 +20.00% 20
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3,432 (33.97%) Windows
2 3,038 (30.07%) SQL
3 3,012 (29.81%) Finance
4 2,971 (29.40%) SQL Server
5 2,641 (26.14%) .NET
6 2,419 (23.94%) C#
7 2,304 (22.80%) Active Directory
8 2,291 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
9 2,144 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,621 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
11 1,578 (15.62%) Office 365
12 1,515 (14.99%) VMware
13 1,489 (14.74%) JavaScript
14 1,439 (14.24%) Windows Server
15 1,354 (13.40%) ASP.NET
16 1,352 (13.38%) Degree
17 1,306 (12.93%) ITIL
18 1,132 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
19 1,096 (10.85%) HTML
20 1,088 (10.77%) MVC
21 1,069 (10.58%) SharePoint
21 1,069 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
22 1,067 (10.56%) CRM
23 1,006 (9.96%) Citrix
24 999 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
25 970 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
26 965 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
27 945 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 916 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 908 (8.99%) CSS

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 1,069 (10.58%) SharePoint
2 892 (8.83%) MS Exchange
3 510 (5.05%) IIS
4 413 (4.09%) Skype for Business
5 365 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 252 (2.49%) CMS
7 250 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 217 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 178 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
10 135 (1.34%) Umbraco
11 121 (1.20%) Apache Spark
12 119 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 106 (1.05%) SAS
14 101 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
15 100 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
16 94 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 92 (0.91%) EPiServer
18 86 (0.85%) Confluence
19 77 (0.76%) Apache
20 63 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1,621 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 856 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 297 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 280 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 142 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 39 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 21 (0.21%) SPSS
9 20 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.089%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
14 6 (0.059%) Maya
14 6 (0.059%) Stata
15 5 (0.049%) InDesign
15 5 (0.049%) Vectorworks
16 4 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.040%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 785 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 367 (3.63%) Dynamics AX
3 167 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 43 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 35 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 32 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 29 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 27 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
9 25 (0.25%) Eikon
10 22 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
11 16 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
12 14 (0.14%) Relativity
13 13 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 13 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
14 11 (0.11%) Concordance
14 11 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
14 11 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 10 (0.099%) HFM
16 9 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
16 9 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,144 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,578 (15.62%) Office 365
3 970 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
4 383 (3.79%) IaaS
5 362 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
6 301 (2.98%) PaaS
7 296 (2.93%) SaaS
8 170 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 148 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 128 (1.27%) OneDrive
11 86 (0.85%) GitHub
12 85 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
12 85 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 65 (0.64%) Mimecast
14 60 (0.59%) Serverless
15 47 (0.47%) Google Analytics
16 46 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
17 39 (0.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 36 (0.36%) AdWords
19 34 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 801 (7.93%) Firewall
2 587 (5.81%) DNS
3 478 (4.73%) WAN
4 460 (4.55%) LAN
5 442 (4.37%) DHCP
6 427 (4.23%) SAN
7 424 (4.20%) VPN
8 349 (3.45%) Skype
9 348 (3.44%) TCP/IP
10 263 (2.60%) VoIP
11 257 (2.54%) Internet
12 186 (1.84%) Wireless
13 153 (1.51%) Network Security
14 139 (1.38%) Intranet
15 118 (1.17%) NAS
16 117 (1.16%) Unified Communications
17 104 (1.03%) IPsec
18 98 (0.97%) MPLS
19 95 (0.94%) VLAN
20 91 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,971 (29.40%) SQL Server
2 945 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 916 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 651 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
5 507 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 451 (4.46%) Power BI
7 341 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 324 (3.21%) Relational Database
9 317 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 265 (2.62%) NoSQL
11 254 (2.51%) Big Data
12 250 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 230 (2.28%) MySQL
14 187 (1.85%) Oracle Database
15 148 (1.46%) MongoDB
16 133 (1.32%) Hadoop
17 132 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
18 128 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
19 125 (1.24%) QlikView
20 123 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 611 (6.05%) Visual Studio
2 384 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 360 (3.56%) Git (software)
4 347 (3.43%) JIRA
5 202 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 192 (1.90%) TeamCity
7 190 (1.88%) Subversion
8 150 (1.48%) NUnit
9 144 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 124 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
11 114 (1.13%) Selenium
12 86 (0.85%) Moq
13 73 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 67 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (0.55%) Bitbucket
16 55 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
17 52 (0.51%) SpecFlow
18 50 (0.49%) MSTest
19 41 (0.41%) MSI
20 37 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 3,012 (29.81%) Finance
2 842 (8.33%) Banking
3 646 (6.39%) Advertising
4 466 (4.61%) Retail
5 411 (4.07%) Legal
6 374 (3.70%) Law
7 336 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 323 (3.20%) Marketing
9 192 (1.90%) Retail Banking
10 176 (1.74%) Financial Institution
11 175 (1.73%) Telecoms
12 146 (1.44%) Front Office
13 140 (1.39%) Games
14 118 (1.17%) Back Office
15 101 (1.00%) Manufacturing
16 65 (0.64%) Publishing
17 28 (0.28%) French Language
18 27 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.25%) Electronics
20 23 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,330 (23.06%) Developer
2 1,654 (16.37%) Analyst
3 976 (9.66%) .NET Developer
4 797 (7.89%) Consultant
5 793 (7.85%) Architect
6 754 (7.46%) C# Developer
7 592 (5.86%) Support Analyst
8 581 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 539 (5.33%) Support Engineer
10 428 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 401 (3.97%) SQL Developer
12 363 (3.59%) IT Support
13 338 (3.35%) Senior Developer
14 333 (3.30%) Desktop Support
15 327 (3.24%) Administrator
16 317 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
17 302 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
18 278 (2.75%) Business Analyst
19 265 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 263 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,641 (26.14%) .NET
2 1,354 (13.40%) ASP.NET
3 1,096 (10.85%) HTML
4 908 (8.99%) CSS
5 764 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 713 (7.06%) .NET Framework
7 685 (6.78%) AngularJS
8 678 (6.71%) Web Services
9 492 (4.87%) WCF
10 466 (4.61%) jQuery
11 440 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 424 (4.20%) HTML5
13 362 (3.58%) WPF
14 303 (3.00%) XML
15 299 (2.96%) Ajax
16 292 (2.89%) Node.js
17 290 (2.87%) RESTful
18 261 (2.58%) Entity Framework
19 248 (2.45%) REST
20 219 (2.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 965 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 601 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 400 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 386 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
5 341 (3.37%) User Experience
6 315 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 257 (2.54%) Blackberry
8 217 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 216 (2.14%) Fintech
10 200 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 183 (1.81%) Hedge funds
12 168 (1.66%) Clustering
13 162 (1.60%) Public Cloud
14 133 (1.32%) Replication
15 123 (1.22%) Tandem
16 116 (1.15%) Mobile App
17 113 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
18 107 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 90 (0.89%) iPhone
20 84 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,432 (33.97%) Windows
2 1,439 (14.24%) Windows Server
3 855 (8.46%) Windows 7
4 686 (6.79%) Linux
5 672 (6.65%) Windows 10
6 653 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 641 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 285 (2.82%) Unix
9 269 (2.66%) Android
10 214 (2.12%) Mac OS X
11 202 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 186 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 177 (1.75%) Windows 8
14 107 (1.06%) Windows XP
15 91 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 90 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 57 (0.56%) CentOS
18 43 (0.43%) Ubuntu
19 41 (0.41%) VMS
20 25 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,291 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,306 (12.93%) ITIL
3 1,132 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
4 1,088 (10.77%) MVC
5 1,067 (10.56%) CRM
6 781 (7.73%) Project Management
7 754 (7.46%) Scrum
8 635 (6.28%) Analytics
8 635 (6.28%) DevOps
9 596 (5.90%) TDD
10 574 (5.68%) Migration
11 563 (5.57%) Software Engineering
12 527 (5.22%) ETL
13 509 (5.04%) SDLC
14 479 (4.74%) Asset Management
15 468 (4.63%) Web Development
16 467 (4.62%) Presales
17 456 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
18 444 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 428 (4.24%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,038 (30.07%) SQL
2 2,419 (23.94%) C#
3 1,489 (14.74%) JavaScript
4 879 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 877 (8.68%) PowerShell
6 485 (4.80%) Java
7 409 (4.05%) Python
8 241 (2.39%) VB
9 181 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 157 (1.55%) Ruby
11 145 (1.44%) Perl
12 139 (1.38%) VBA
13 128 (1.27%) C
14 121 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 120 (1.19%) R
16 113 (1.12%) PL/SQL
17 103 (1.02%) C++
18 99 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 78 (0.77%) PHP
20 75 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,352 (13.38%) Degree
2 1,069 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 565 (5.59%) MCSE
4 328 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 326 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 266 (2.63%) MCSA
7 226 (2.24%) CCNA
8 208 (2.06%) MCP
9 159 (1.57%) CISSP
10 139 (1.38%) CCNP
11 137 (1.36%) MCITP
12 126 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
13 114 (1.13%) CISM
14 106 (1.05%) PMI Certification
15 104 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 98 (0.97%) CCA
17 97 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
18 92 (0.91%) Security Cleared
19 91 (0.90%) CISA
20 76 (0.75%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (4.61%) QA
2 358 (3.54%) SLA
3 153 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 134 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 128 (1.27%) GDPR
6 119 (1.18%) PMO
7 87 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 41 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 40 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
10 33 (0.33%) MiFID
11 31 (0.31%) Basel III
12 25 (0.25%) COBIT
13 16 (0.16%) Solvency II
14 15 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.12%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.11%) SEPA
17 9 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 6 (0.059%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2,304 (22.80%) Active Directory
2 999 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 498 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 381 (3.77%) XenApp
5 247 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 219 (2.17%) vSphere
7 179 (1.77%) Docker
8 177 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 129 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 95 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
11 85 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
12 82 (0.81%) XenServer
13 55 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 45 (0.45%) BitLocker
15 42 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 42 (0.42%) Xen
16 32 (0.32%) Terminal Server
17 26 (0.26%) DFS Replication
18 24 (0.24%) VMware NSX
19 21 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 658 (6.51%) SCCM
2 198 (1.96%) SCOM
3 176 (1.74%) Puppet
4 174 (1.72%) Ansible
5 117 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 97 (0.96%) SCOrch
7 88 (0.87%) AirWatch
8 86 (0.85%) WSUS
9 84 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 77 (0.76%) Backup Exec
11 76 (0.75%) Kubernetes
12 66 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
13 56 (0.55%) Nagios
13 56 (0.55%) vCenter Server
14 51 (0.50%) Nessus
15 49 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
16 48 (0.48%) Terraform
17 42 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 39 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
19 35 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,515 (14.99%) VMware
2 1,006 (9.96%) Citrix
3 835 (8.26%) Cisco
4 795 (7.87%) Oracle
5 415 (4.11%) HP
6 360 (3.56%) Google
7 328 (3.25%) Apple
8 273 (2.70%) Tableau
9 262 (2.59%) IBM
10 213 (2.11%) SAP
11 163 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
12 145 (1.44%) EMC
13 143 (1.42%) Dell
14 138 (1.37%) NetApp
15 137 (1.36%) Ivanti
16 136 (1.35%) Sitecore
17 129 (1.28%) McAfee
18 124 (1.23%) ServiceNow
19 119 (1.18%) Veeam
20 115 (1.14%) Red Hat