Period
to 21 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,105 9,136 10,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.99% 14.57% 14.81%
As % of the Vendors category 34.07% 34.77% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5,821 7,437 8,934
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20,854 26,273 30,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.06% 41.91% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16,200 20,486 24,273
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 1,578 £52,500 -4.55% 414
South London +2 414 £55,000 +20.88% 66
West London -3 319 £50,000 -4.76% 183
East London +2 102 £42,500 -10.53% 107
North London -8 38 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 2,759 (38.83%) Azure
2 2,493 (35.09%) Windows
3 1,914 (26.94%) Office 365
4 1,878 (26.43%) Active Directory
5 1,851 (26.05%) SQL Server
6 1,792 (25.22%) Finance
7 1,744 (24.55%) SQL
8 1,592 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
9 1,555 (21.89%) .NET
10 1,521 (21.41%) C#
11 1,217 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
12 1,015 (14.29%) Windows Server
13 990 (13.93%) VMware
14 961 (13.53%) AWS
15 919 (12.93%) ITIL
16 918 (12.92%) PowerShell
17 904 (12.72%) JavaScript
18 833 (11.72%) Windows 10
19 819 (11.53%) DevOps
20 792 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
21 789 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
22 765 (10.77%) ASP.NET
23 685 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
24 681 (9.58%) MVC
25 667 (9.39%) Power Platform
26 663 (9.33%) SCCM
27 662 (9.32%) SharePoint
28 655 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
29 626 (8.81%) Degree
29 626 (8.81%) Citrix

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
1 662 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 491 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 306 (4.31%) Skype for Business
4 246 (3.46%) IIS
5 156 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 118 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 113 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 91 (1.28%) CMS
9 83 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 82 (1.15%) Apache Spark
10 82 (1.15%) Confluence
10 82 (1.15%) EPiServer
11 62 (0.87%) Apache
12 40 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 33 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
14 32 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
15 28 (0.39%) DNN
15 28 (0.39%) Tomcat
16 27 (0.38%) Kentico
16 27 (0.38%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1,217 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
2 685 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 295 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 140 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 43 (0.61%) AutoCAD
8 26 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 22 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 19 (0.27%) Sketch
11 17 (0.24%) InVision
12 16 (0.23%) InfoPath
13 13 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
14 11 (0.15%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.13%) SPSS
16 8 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
16 8 (0.11%) Camtasia
16 8 (0.11%) Snagit
17 7 (0.099%) Gliffy
18 6 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 259 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 170 (2.39%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.49%) NetSuite
4 28 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 15 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
8 13 (0.18%) Documaker
8 13 (0.18%) Magento
9 11 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
11 9 (0.13%) Elite 3E
11 9 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
12 8 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 7 (0.099%) FastStats
13 7 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 7 (0.099%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 6 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 6 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2,759 (38.83%) Azure
2 1,914 (26.94%) Office 365
3 961 (13.53%) AWS
4 667 (9.39%) Power Platform
5 310 (4.36%) Dynamics 365
6 297 (4.18%) SaaS
7 293 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 287 (4.04%) PaaS
9 239 (3.36%) IaaS
10 151 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
11 137 (1.93%) GCP
12 135 (1.90%) OneDrive
13 132 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
14 108 (1.52%) PowerApps
15 106 (1.49%) Serverless
16 78 (1.10%) Mimecast
17 59 (0.83%) Azure Functions
18 52 (0.73%) Microsoft Flow
19 48 (0.68%) GitHub
20 38 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 581 (8.18%) Firewall
2 572 (8.05%) DNS
3 462 (6.50%) DHCP
4 396 (5.57%) LAN
5 370 (5.21%) WAN
6 362 (5.10%) TCP/IP
7 344 (4.84%) Skype
8 268 (3.77%) VPN
9 228 (3.21%) Internet
10 223 (3.14%) SAN
11 183 (2.58%) VoIP
12 174 (2.45%) Wireless
13 117 (1.65%) Unified Communications
14 113 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
15 87 (1.22%) NetScaler
16 80 (1.13%) Network Security
17 79 (1.11%) VLAN
18 72 (1.01%) MPLS
19 69 (0.97%) NAS
20 67 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,851 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 588 (8.28%) Power BI
3 487 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 480 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
5 387 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 317 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 225 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 199 (2.80%) NoSQL
9 196 (2.76%) Big Data
10 194 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 190 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 165 (2.32%) Data Lake
13 135 (1.90%) MongoDB
14 133 (1.87%) Relational Database
15 132 (1.86%) Cosmos DB
16 127 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 123 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
18 100 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
19 94 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 84 (1.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 323 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 300 (4.22%) Git (software)
3 236 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 203 (2.86%) JIRA
5 126 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 107 (1.51%) Jenkins
7 105 (1.48%) Selenium
8 92 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 90 (1.27%) NUnit
10 88 (1.24%) SpecFlow
11 80 (1.13%) TeamCity
12 61 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 47 (0.66%) MSI
13 47 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
14 25 (0.35%) MSTest
15 24 (0.34%) Cucumber
15 24 (0.34%) Subversion
16 23 (0.32%) Postman
17 20 (0.28%) Fiddler
17 20 (0.28%) Moq
General
1 1,792 (25.22%) Finance
2 359 (5.05%) Banking
3 274 (3.86%) Marketing
4 247 (3.48%) Law
5 243 (3.42%) Legal
6 218 (3.07%) Retail
7 166 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 144 (2.03%) Public Sector
9 132 (1.86%) Advertising
10 103 (1.45%) Front Office
11 77 (1.08%) Back Office
11 77 (1.08%) Billing
12 54 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 51 (0.72%) Games
14 41 (0.58%) Publishing
15 39 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 39 (0.55%) Manufacturing
16 35 (0.49%) Local Government
17 24 (0.34%) French Language
17 24 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,387 (19.52%) Developer
2 1,038 (14.61%) Analyst
3 614 (8.64%) Architect
4 572 (8.05%) .NET Developer
5 524 (7.38%) Support Engineer
6 502 (7.07%) Consultant
7 398 (5.60%) IT Support
8 391 (5.50%) Support Analyst
9 333 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 329 (4.63%) C# Developer
11 238 (3.35%) IT Engineer
12 234 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
13 231 (3.25%) IT Analyst
14 224 (3.15%) Senior Developer
15 223 (3.14%) Administrator
16 217 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
17 199 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
18 189 (2.66%) SQL Developer
19 178 (2.51%) Azure Engineer
19 178 (2.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,555 (21.89%) .NET
2 765 (10.77%) ASP.NET
3 555 (7.81%) HTML
4 504 (7.09%) AngularJS
5 503 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 462 (6.50%) .NET Framework
7 459 (6.46%) CSS
8 391 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 351 (4.94%) .NET Core
10 299 (4.21%) Web Services
11 293 (4.12%) React
12 241 (3.39%) REST
13 224 (3.15%) RESTful
14 219 (3.08%) Entity Framework
15 217 (3.05%) XML
16 190 (2.67%) Node.js
17 189 (2.66%) jQuery
18 184 (2.59%) HTML5
19 148 (2.08%) Vue.js
20 145 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 564 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 412 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 301 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
4 272 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 215 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 174 (2.45%) User Experience
7 165 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
8 159 (2.24%) Public Cloud
9 119 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 105 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 87 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 74 (1.04%) Hedge funds
13 71 (1.00%) iPhone
14 68 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 67 (0.94%) Blackberry
16 65 (0.91%) Data Structures
17 64 (0.90%) Clustering
18 62 (0.87%) Smartphone
19 60 (0.84%) Tandem
20 59 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,493 (35.09%) Windows
2 1,015 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 833 (11.72%) Windows 10
4 463 (6.52%) Linux
5 420 (5.91%) Windows 7
6 386 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 260 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 175 (2.46%) Android
9 159 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 144 (2.03%) Unix
11 78 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 71 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 69 (0.97%) Windows 8
14 64 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 61 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
16 33 (0.46%) Solaris
17 26 (0.37%) VMS
18 25 (0.35%) CentOS
19 18 (0.25%) Windows XP
20 17 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,592 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 919 (12.93%) ITIL
3 819 (11.53%) DevOps
4 792 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
5 789 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
6 681 (9.58%) MVC
7 590 (8.30%) Migration
8 564 (7.94%) Scrum
9 534 (7.52%) Project Management
10 522 (7.35%) Analytics
11 487 (6.85%) CRM
12 477 (6.71%) TDD
13 441 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 374 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
15 369 (5.19%) Project Delivery
16 368 (5.18%) Fintech
17 360 (5.07%) Mentoring
18 347 (4.88%) Microservices
19 339 (4.77%) Presales
20 308 (4.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,744 (24.55%) SQL
2 1,521 (21.41%) C#
3 918 (12.92%) PowerShell
4 904 (12.72%) JavaScript
5 462 (6.50%) T-SQL
6 420 (5.91%) Python
7 359 (5.05%) Java
8 170 (2.39%) TypeScript
9 150 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 118 (1.66%) C
11 112 (1.58%) VBA
12 107 (1.51%) PHP
13 98 (1.38%) R
14 97 (1.37%) VB
15 84 (1.18%) C++
16 80 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 78 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 73 (1.03%) Perl
18 73 (1.03%) Ruby
19 67 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 626 (8.81%) Degree
2 598 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 250 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
4 239 (3.36%) MCSE
5 199 (2.80%) MCSA
6 153 (2.15%) CCNA
7 130 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 128 (1.80%) MCP
9 110 (1.55%) CCNP
10 100 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 99 (1.39%) Security Cleared
12 73 (1.03%) MCITP
13 69 (0.97%) SC Cleared
14 64 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
15 58 (0.82%) CISSP
16 44 (0.62%) CCIE
17 39 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 35 (0.49%) PMP
19 34 (0.48%) AWS Certification
19 34 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (5.52%) SLA
2 236 (3.32%) QA
3 110 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 93 (1.31%) GDPR
5 91 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 42 (0.59%) PMO
7 27 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.28%) NIST
9 18 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.15%) COBIT
12 10 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.099%) NCSC
15 5 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.070%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 19770
16 4 (0.056%) ITGC
17 3 (0.042%) EMIR
17 3 (0.042%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,878 (26.43%) Active Directory
2 655 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 392 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 261 (3.67%) XenApp
5 206 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 193 (2.72%) Docker
7 167 (2.35%) vSphere
8 137 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 89 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 29 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (0.38%) NFS
13 26 (0.37%) Firmware
14 25 (0.35%) Terminal Server
14 25 (0.35%) Xen
15 24 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
16 22 (0.31%) BitLocker
17 21 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
18 13 (0.18%) VMware NSX
19 12 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 663 (9.33%) SCCM
2 267 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 199 (2.80%) Terraform
4 190 (2.67%) Ansible
5 137 (1.93%) Kubernetes
6 113 (1.59%) Puppet
7 112 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
8 87 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 73 (1.03%) WSUS
10 66 (0.93%) SCOM
11 42 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 35 (0.49%) XenMobile
13 34 (0.48%) SCVMM
14 28 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
15 26 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
16 25 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
17 24 (0.34%) AirWatch
18 22 (0.31%) ZABBIX
19 21 (0.30%) Nagios
20 20 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 990 (13.93%) VMware
2 626 (8.81%) Citrix
3 557 (7.84%) Cisco
4 421 (5.93%) Oracle
5 219 (3.08%) Google
6 202 (2.84%) HP
7 198 (2.79%) Tableau
8 196 (2.76%) Apple
9 140 (1.97%) SAP
10 133 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 120 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 114 (1.60%) Dell
13 99 (1.39%) NetApp
14 95 (1.34%) Veeam
15 93 (1.31%) IBM
16 90 (1.27%) Adobe
17 88 (1.24%) Databricks
18 83 (1.17%) Palo Alto
19 75 (1.06%) Splunk
20 70 (0.99%) SolarWinds