Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9,579 10,588 9,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.52% 14.31% 13.27%
As % of the Vendors category 34.63% 33.02% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7,903 8,926 8,625
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 27,659 32,063 31,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.93% 43.34% 42.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21,702 24,504 26,331
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.57%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
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 15 December 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 15 December 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 2,053 £52,500 +5.00% 349
West London 0 490 £50,000 +11.11% 204
South London -1 403 £42,500 +6.25% 36
East London -1 120 £42,000 -19.23% 50
North London +6 59 £50,000 +12.99% 14
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 3,199 (33.40%) Windows
2 2,888 (30.15%) SQL
3 2,869 (29.95%) SQL Server
4 2,802 (29.25%) Finance
5 2,761 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 2,326 (24.28%) Active Directory
7 2,321 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
8 2,241 (23.39%) .NET
9 2,153 (22.48%) C#
10 1,683 (17.57%) Office 365
11 1,679 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
12 1,433 (14.96%) Windows Server
13 1,291 (13.48%) JavaScript
14 1,286 (13.43%) ITIL
15 1,275 (13.31%) VMware
16 1,258 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
17 1,257 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
18 1,115 (11.64%) PowerShell
19 1,073 (11.20%) Degree
20 1,068 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
21 1,053 (10.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 1,021 (10.66%) ASP.NET
23 988 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
24 923 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 902 (9.42%) MVC
26 897 (9.36%) Windows 10
27 896 (9.35%) SharePoint
28 895 (9.34%) CRM
29 886 (9.25%) Microsoft Excel
30 880 (9.19%) HTML

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
1 896 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 849 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 345 (3.60%) IIS
4 257 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 240 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 202 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 159 (1.66%) CMS
8 153 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 142 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 114 (1.19%) Apache
10 114 (1.19%) Confluence
11 112 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 108 (1.13%) Apache Spark
13 90 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
14 89 (0.93%) Tomcat
15 67 (0.70%) SAS
16 64 (0.67%) Umbraco
17 56 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 47 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
19 44 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1,679 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
2 886 (9.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 334 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 249 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 226 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
6 54 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 30 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 17 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.063%) InDesign
13 4 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.042%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.031%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.031%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.031%) MicroStation
14 3 (0.031%) Snagit
15 2 (0.021%) InVision
Business Applications
1 624 (6.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 257 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
3 112 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 41 (0.43%) NetSuite
5 24 (0.25%) Magento
6 22 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
7 21 (0.22%) Scribe Insight
8 20 (0.21%) Relativity
9 18 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 16 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
10 16 (0.17%) thinkFolio
11 14 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
12 12 (0.13%) Elite 3E
12 12 (0.13%) FastStats
13 11 (0.11%) Concordance
13 11 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 11 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
13 11 (0.11%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2,761 (28.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,683 (17.57%) Office 365
3 1,068 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
4 499 (5.21%) PaaS
5 492 (5.14%) SaaS
6 337 (3.52%) IaaS
7 265 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
8 218 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 186 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
10 184 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 166 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 123 (1.28%) Serverless
13 108 (1.13%) Mimecast
14 56 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
15 54 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
16 53 (0.55%) GitHub
17 52 (0.54%) OneDrive
18 49 (0.51%) G Suite
19 36 (0.38%) Azure Functions
20 33 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 874 (9.12%) Firewall
2 723 (7.55%) DNS
3 543 (5.67%) DHCP
4 484 (5.05%) LAN
5 482 (5.03%) TCP/IP
6 458 (4.78%) WAN
7 347 (3.62%) SAN
8 333 (3.48%) VPN
9 320 (3.34%) Internet
10 251 (2.62%) Skype
11 227 (2.37%) VoIP
12 175 (1.83%) Network Security
13 171 (1.79%) Wireless
14 155 (1.62%) VLAN
15 112 (1.17%) Unified Communications
16 109 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
16 109 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
17 100 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
18 91 (0.95%) BGP
18 91 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,869 (29.95%) SQL Server
2 1,053 (10.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 923 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 845 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
5 624 (6.51%) Power BI
6 603 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 416 (4.34%) Relational Database
8 372 (3.88%) Big Data
9 365 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 325 (3.39%) NoSQL
11 273 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 257 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 241 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
14 192 (2.00%) Data Lake
15 187 (1.95%) Hadoop
16 173 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
17 162 (1.69%) MySQL
18 156 (1.63%) RDBMS
19 148 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 123 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 454 (4.74%) Visual Studio
2 377 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 358 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 275 (2.87%) JIRA
5 255 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 215 (2.24%) Jenkins
7 188 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 175 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 133 (1.39%) Selenium
10 99 (1.03%) Subversion
11 82 (0.86%) NUnit
12 77 (0.80%) Bitbucket
13 63 (0.66%) WinDbg
14 45 (0.47%) Maven
15 43 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 40 (0.42%) WebDriver
17 38 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 32 (0.33%) Cucumber
18 32 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
19 29 (0.30%) ReSharper
General
1 2,802 (29.25%) Finance
2 698 (7.29%) Banking
3 488 (5.09%) Retail
4 446 (4.66%) Advertising
5 394 (4.11%) Marketing
6 339 (3.54%) Legal
7 259 (2.70%) Law
8 251 (2.62%) Telecoms
9 177 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 139 (1.45%) Back Office
11 123 (1.28%) Front Office
12 103 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 90 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 80 (0.84%) Publishing
15 78 (0.81%) Games
16 33 (0.34%) Electronics
17 32 (0.33%) Billing
18 25 (0.26%) French Language
19 21 (0.22%) German Language
20 20 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2,218 (23.15%) Developer
2 1,541 (16.09%) Analyst
3 885 (9.24%) .NET Developer
4 812 (8.48%) Architect
5 655 (6.84%) C# Developer
6 638 (6.66%) Support Engineer
7 599 (6.25%) Consultant
8 545 (5.69%) Support Analyst
9 465 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 462 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 415 (4.33%) SQL Developer
12 400 (4.18%) IT Support
13 392 (4.09%) Senior Developer
14 346 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
15 324 (3.38%) Administrator
16 323 (3.37%) Desktop Support
17 284 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 280 (2.92%) IT Analyst
19 254 (2.65%) Project Manager
20 251 (2.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,241 (23.39%) .NET
2 1,021 (10.66%) ASP.NET
3 880 (9.19%) HTML
4 735 (7.67%) CSS
5 698 (7.29%) AngularJS
6 629 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 587 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 567 (5.92%) Web Services
9 512 (5.35%) .NET Framework
10 326 (3.40%) jQuery
11 324 (3.38%) RESTful
12 298 (3.11%) XML
13 293 (3.06%) .NET Core
14 236 (2.46%) HTML5
15 231 (2.41%) SOAP
16 230 (2.40%) WCF
17 226 (2.36%) Entity Framework
18 225 (2.35%) REST
19 216 (2.25%) JSON
20 207 (2.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 988 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 413 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
3 409 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 356 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 342 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 285 (2.98%) Fintech
7 236 (2.46%) User Experience
8 185 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 147 (1.53%) Tandem
9 147 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 144 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 143 (1.49%) Hedge funds
12 142 (1.48%) Clustering
13 133 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 131 (1.37%) Data Structures
15 115 (1.20%) Mobile App
16 110 (1.15%) Virtual Team
17 103 (1.08%) PKI
18 100 (1.04%) Replication
19 86 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3,199 (33.40%) Windows
2 1,433 (14.96%) Windows Server
3 897 (9.36%) Windows 10
4 763 (7.97%) Windows 7
5 711 (7.42%) Linux
6 571 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 571 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 245 (2.56%) Unix
8 174 (1.82%) Android
9 165 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 141 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 135 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 118 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 110 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 102 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 75 (0.78%) CentOS
16 70 (0.73%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 24 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 24 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,321 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,286 (13.43%) ITIL
3 1,258 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
4 1,257 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
5 902 (9.42%) MVC
6 895 (9.34%) CRM
7 864 (9.02%) Project Management
8 775 (8.09%) Scrum
9 729 (7.61%) Migration
10 722 (7.54%) DevOps
11 665 (6.94%) Analytics
12 642 (6.70%) ETL
13 566 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 555 (5.79%) Computer Science
15 554 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
16 533 (5.56%) Software Engineering
17 523 (5.46%) TDD
18 477 (4.98%) SDLC
19 475 (4.96%) Presales
20 469 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,888 (30.15%) SQL
2 2,153 (22.48%) C#
3 1,291 (13.48%) JavaScript
4 1,115 (11.64%) PowerShell
5 836 (8.73%) T-SQL
6 583 (6.09%) Python
7 553 (5.77%) Java
8 146 (1.52%) R
9 133 (1.39%) VBA
9 133 (1.39%) VBScript
10 132 (1.38%) C
11 121 (1.26%) C++
12 118 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 116 (1.21%) VB
14 108 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 94 (0.98%) PHP
16 85 (0.89%) Ruby
17 79 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 79 (0.82%) VB.NET
18 71 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,073 (11.20%) Degree
2 786 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 413 (4.31%) MCSE
4 326 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 299 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 204 (2.13%) CCNA
7 202 (2.11%) MCSA
8 172 (1.80%) MCP
9 164 (1.71%) CCNP
10 145 (1.51%) Security Cleared
11 120 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 95 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 92 (0.96%) SC Cleared
14 89 (0.93%) CISSP
15 75 (0.78%) CCIE
16 71 (0.74%) PMP
17 69 (0.72%) PMI Certification
18 56 (0.58%) MCITP
19 52 (0.54%) MCDST
20 50 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (3.71%) SLA
2 340 (3.55%) QA
3 193 (2.01%) GDPR
4 172 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 109 (1.14%) PMO
6 91 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 62 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 28 (0.29%) COBIT
9 24 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (0.19%) MiFID
11 16 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.11%) PMBOK
15 10 (0.10%) EMIR
16 8 (0.084%) FATCA
17 7 (0.073%) IFRS
17 7 (0.073%) IFRS 9
17 7 (0.073%) SEPA
18 6 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2,326 (24.28%) Active Directory
2 852 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 533 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 280 (2.92%) XenApp
5 212 (2.21%) Docker
6 186 (1.94%) vSphere
7 166 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 148 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 101 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 77 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 68 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 63 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 48 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
14 43 (0.45%) Terminal Services
15 40 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
16 33 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 32 (0.33%) XenServer
18 29 (0.30%) Terminal Server
19 27 (0.28%) DFS Replication
20 15 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 714 (7.45%) SCCM
2 270 (2.82%) Puppet
3 231 (2.41%) Ansible
4 226 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
5 182 (1.90%) SCOM
6 154 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 141 (1.47%) Terraform
8 135 (1.41%) WSUS
9 116 (1.21%) Backup Exec
10 106 (1.11%) Nagios
11 87 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
12 68 (0.71%) Perfmon
13 64 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
14 58 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
15 55 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
16 51 (0.53%) vCenter Server
17 50 (0.52%) SCOrch
18 48 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
19 45 (0.47%) AirWatch
20 43 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,275 (13.31%) VMware
2 764 (7.98%) Citrix
3 715 (7.46%) Cisco
4 686 (7.16%) Oracle
5 347 (3.62%) Google
6 337 (3.52%) HP
7 275 (2.87%) Tableau
8 253 (2.64%) SAP
9 249 (2.60%) IBM
10 244 (2.55%) Apple
11 190 (1.98%) Dell
12 175 (1.83%) EMC
13 170 (1.77%) NetApp
14 151 (1.58%) Adobe
14 151 (1.58%) Red Hat
15 132 (1.38%) Bloomberg
16 127 (1.33%) CheckPoint
17 125 (1.30%) Symantec
18 120 (1.25%) Ivanti
19 115 (1.20%) SolarWinds