Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,774 6,066 8,548
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 12.10% 13.37% 14.07%
As % of the Vendors category 33.98% 33.61% 34.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,092 5,046 6,920
10th Percentile £36,000 £30,000 £29,725
25th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 11,108 18,050 24,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 35.61% 39.79% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,453 14,180 19,305
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,975 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £44,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 -2 758 £62,500 +13.64% 254
West London +5 166 £50,000 -4.76% 80
South London -13 96 £46,500 -7.00% 17
East London +3 52 £40,000 -16.67% 75
North London +14 11 £34,563 -13.59% 16
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 1,939 (51.38%) Azure
2 1,017 (26.95%) Windows
3 976 (25.86%) Microsoft 365
4 964 (25.54%) SQL
5 961 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
6 910 (24.11%) Finance
7 866 (22.95%) Active Directory
8 749 (19.85%) SQL Server
9 739 (19.58%) .NET
10 736 (19.50%) C#
11 618 (16.38%) DevOps
12 611 (16.19%) Power Platform
13 544 (14.41%) AWS
14 539 (14.28%) VMware
15 503 (13.33%) SharePoint
16 502 (13.30%) Windows Server
17 500 (13.25%) Degree
18 493 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
19 468 (12.40%) PowerShell
20 457 (12.11%) JavaScript
21 437 (11.58%) ITIL
22 434 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
23 429 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
24 381 (10.10%) Power BI
25 372 (9.86%) Migration
26 361 (9.57%) Linux
27 355 (9.41%) Cisco
28 349 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
29 324 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
30 323 (8.56%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 503 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 197 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 105 (2.78%) Confluence
4 86 (2.28%) IIS
5 64 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 61 (1.62%) Apache
7 54 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 39 (1.03%) Apache Spark
8 39 (1.03%) CMS
8 39 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.48%) nginx
11 17 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.42%) SAS
13 12 (0.32%) ejabberd
13 12 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.29%) Anypoint
14 11 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.26%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 434 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
2 263 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 38 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.53%) InVision
8 10 (0.26%) Sketch
9 9 (0.24%) Figma
10 6 (0.16%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.079%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.079%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.053%) InDesign
14 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.026%) Flinto
14 1 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 175 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 20 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 7 (0.19%) SAP Business One
9 5 (0.13%) Relativity
10 4 (0.11%) HFM
10 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
11 3 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.079%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.079%) Sage 1000
11 3 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
12 2 (0.053%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,939 (51.38%) Azure
2 976 (25.86%) Microsoft 365
3 611 (16.19%) Power Platform
4 544 (14.41%) AWS
5 323 (8.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 321 (8.51%) Dynamics 365
7 305 (8.08%) PaaS
8 234 (6.20%) SaaS
9 231 (6.12%) IaaS
10 190 (5.03%) GCP
11 165 (4.37%) PowerApps
12 146 (3.87%) Azure Data Factory
13 136 (3.60%) Serverless
14 98 (2.60%) Power Automate
15 87 (2.31%) OneDrive
16 79 (2.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 71 (1.88%) Azure Functions
18 67 (1.78%) Azure Logic Apps
19 64 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
20 55 (1.46%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 299 (7.92%) Firewall
2 274 (7.26%) DNS
3 215 (5.70%) DHCP
4 146 (3.87%) TCP/IP
5 140 (3.71%) WAN
6 138 (3.66%) VPN
7 135 (3.58%) LAN
8 105 (2.78%) SAN
9 93 (2.46%) Network Security
10 74 (1.96%) Skype
11 69 (1.83%) VoIP
12 66 (1.75%) Internet
13 56 (1.48%) Unified Communications
14 47 (1.25%) VLAN
15 44 (1.17%) HTTP
16 42 (1.11%) SSL
17 37 (0.98%) NetScaler
18 36 (0.95%) BGP
19 35 (0.93%) SD-WAN
19 35 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 749 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 381 (10.10%) Power BI
3 270 (7.15%) Data Warehouse
4 229 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 223 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 162 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 120 (3.18%) NoSQL
7 120 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 99 (2.62%) Data Lake
9 91 (2.41%) Tableau
10 90 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 90 (2.38%) MongoDB
11 69 (1.83%) Relational Database
12 66 (1.75%) Big Data
13 64 (1.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 62 (1.64%) MySQL
15 49 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
16 40 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
17 36 (0.95%) Redis
18 28 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 202 (5.35%) Git (software)
2 183 (4.85%) JIRA
3 174 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 138 (3.66%) Visual Studio
5 117 (3.10%) TeamCity
6 87 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 67 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (1.64%) Selenium
9 49 (1.30%) Maven
10 46 (1.22%) Artifactory
11 37 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (0.87%) GitLab
13 31 (0.82%) Cucumber
14 29 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (0.77%) SpecFlow
15 28 (0.74%) Gradle
15 28 (0.74%) JUnit
16 27 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 25 (0.66%) Postman
18 24 (0.64%) Mocha
General
1 910 (24.11%) Finance
2 242 (6.41%) Banking
3 168 (4.45%) Marketing
4 144 (3.82%) Legal
5 142 (3.76%) Public Sector
6 137 (3.63%) Law
7 105 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 103 (2.73%) Retail
9 94 (2.49%) Games
10 92 (2.44%) Manufacturing
11 79 (2.09%) Front Office
12 69 (1.83%) Multimedia
13 59 (1.56%) Electronics
14 55 (1.46%) Advertising
15 48 (1.27%) Private Banking
16 42 (1.11%) Back Office
17 30 (0.79%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.53%) Billing
18 20 (0.53%) Investment Banking
18 20 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 658 (17.44%) Developer
2 457 (12.11%) Analyst
3 428 (11.34%) Architect
4 292 (7.74%) Consultant
5 225 (5.96%) .NET Developer
6 188 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 188 (4.98%) Support Engineer
7 183 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
8 157 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
9 137 (3.63%) C# Developer
10 125 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 122 (3.23%) Azure Architect
12 112 (2.97%) Support Analyst
13 111 (2.94%) IT Support
13 111 (2.94%) Software Engineer
14 106 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 103 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
16 95 (2.52%) Data Engineer
17 94 (2.49%) IT Engineer
18 88 (2.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 739 (19.58%) .NET
2 288 (7.63%) CSS
3 263 (6.97%) HTML
4 232 (6.15%) ASP.NET
5 202 (5.35%) Web Services
6 196 (5.19%) .NET Core
7 176 (4.66%) AngularJS
8 158 (4.19%) React
9 140 (3.71%) XML
10 138 (3.66%) REST
11 135 (3.58%) .NET Framework
12 102 (2.70%) jQuery
13 98 (2.60%) HTML5
13 98 (2.60%) Node.js
13 98 (2.60%) RESTful
14 89 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 78 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 75 (1.99%) JSON
17 70 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 58 (1.54%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 324 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (4.77%) Data Centre
3 152 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 138 (3.66%) Public Cloud
5 104 (2.76%) User Experience
6 103 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 88 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 87 (2.31%) Organisational Skills
9 83 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
10 82 (2.17%) Cloud Native
11 60 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 50 (1.32%) Hedge funds
13 46 (1.22%) Virtual Team
14 40 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
15 39 (1.03%) Data Structures
16 35 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
17 34 (0.90%) N-Tier
17 34 (0.90%) PKI
18 32 (0.85%) Clustering
19 29 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,017 (26.95%) Windows
2 502 (13.30%) Windows Server
3 361 (9.57%) Linux
4 283 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 131 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (3.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 98 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (2.28%) Windows 7
9 73 (1.93%) Apple iOS
10 69 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
11 63 (1.67%) Android
12 62 (1.64%) Unix
13 47 (1.25%) Mac OS
14 37 (0.98%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.74%) Ubuntu
16 23 (0.61%) Debian
17 20 (0.53%) CentOS
18 17 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (0.34%) VMS
20 11 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (16.38%) DevOps
3 493 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
4 437 (11.58%) ITIL
5 429 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
6 372 (9.86%) Migration
7 320 (8.48%) Analytics
8 290 (7.68%) Project Management
9 264 (7.00%) CRM
10 252 (6.68%) Scrum
11 250 (6.62%) Presales
12 246 (6.52%) Computer Science
13 244 (6.47%) Test Automation
14 241 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
15 236 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 229 (6.07%) Project Delivery
17 224 (5.94%) Microservices
18 219 (5.80%) Software Engineering
19 190 (5.03%) TDD
20 189 (5.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 964 (25.54%) SQL
2 736 (19.50%) C#
3 468 (12.40%) PowerShell
4 457 (12.11%) JavaScript
5 313 (8.29%) Python
6 201 (5.33%) Java
7 127 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 65 (1.72%) VB
9 58 (1.54%) C++
9 58 (1.54%) PHP
9 58 (1.54%) TypeScript
10 57 (1.51%) C
11 54 (1.43%) VBA
12 50 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 44 (1.17%) Go
14 43 (1.14%) R
15 36 (0.95%) Java 8
16 35 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 31 (0.82%) Ruby
18 27 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 500 (13.25%) Degree
2 226 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 141 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 130 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 110 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (2.57%) SC Cleared
7 83 (2.20%) CCNA
8 76 (2.01%) A+ Certification
9 74 (1.96%) CISSP
10 69 (1.83%) MCSE
11 56 (1.48%) CISM
12 53 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 50 (1.32%) CCNP
14 49 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 41 (1.09%) CISA
16 31 (0.82%) MCITP
16 31 (0.82%) MCSA
17 28 (0.74%) MCP
18 27 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
19 25 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.31%) QA
2 104 (2.76%) SLA
3 77 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 75 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 51 (1.35%) GDPR
6 25 (0.66%) NIST
6 25 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.56%) PMO
8 15 (0.40%) COBIT
8 15 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.16%) BS25999
13 5 (0.13%) GRC
13 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.11%) NCSC
15 2 (0.053%) GLBA
15 2 (0.053%) IFRS
15 2 (0.053%) ITGC
System Software
1 866 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 349 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (5.75%) Docker
4 160 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 74 (1.96%) vSphere
6 59 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 52 (1.38%) XenApp
8 45 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
10 34 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 31 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (0.61%) KVM
14 19 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 18 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.42%) iptables
16 16 (0.42%) QEMU
17 14 (0.37%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.37%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.32%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 226 (5.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 225 (5.96%) Kubernetes
3 223 (5.91%) SCCM
4 158 (4.19%) Terraform
5 109 (2.89%) Puppet
6 107 (2.84%) Ansible
7 80 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
8 75 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
9 60 (1.59%) SCOM
10 22 (0.58%) ZABBIX
11 21 (0.56%) AirWatch
11 21 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
11 21 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
11 21 (0.56%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.53%) HAProxy
13 18 (0.48%) Backup Exec
14 17 (0.45%) Galera Cluster
14 17 (0.45%) Prometheus
14 17 (0.45%) Rancher
14 17 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 539 (14.28%) VMware
2 355 (9.41%) Cisco
3 242 (6.41%) Citrix
4 191 (5.06%) Google
5 152 (4.03%) Oracle
6 101 (2.68%) Apple
7 97 (2.57%) HP
8 93 (2.46%) Databricks
9 89 (2.36%) SAP
10 67 (1.78%) Dell
11 65 (1.72%) IBM
12 61 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
13 57 (1.51%) ServiceNow
14 52 (1.38%) Palo Alto
15 47 (1.25%) Meraki
15 47 (1.25%) SonicWALL
16 44 (1.17%) NetApp
17 40 (1.06%) Avaya
18 39 (1.03%) CheckPoint
19 38 (1.01%) Splunk