Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,633 9,937 10,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.85% 14.53% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 33.09% 34.57% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6,300 8,237 8,798
London median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 23,068 28,745 32,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.87% 42.02% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 17,873 22,465 24,797
London median annual salary £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.13% +6.82% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 1,881 £55,000 - 366
West London 0 374 £47,500 - 173
South London -1 366 £50,000 +18.25% 58
East London +6 119 £50,000 +28.21% 106
North London -2 57 £38,250 -23.50% 36
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 2,745 (35.96%) Azure
2 2,584 (33.85%) Windows
3 2,188 (28.67%) SQL Server
4 2,146 (28.11%) SQL
5 2,047 (26.82%) Finance
6 1,933 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 1,860 (24.37%) Active Directory
8 1,794 (23.50%) C#
9 1,779 (23.31%) .NET
10 1,765 (23.12%) Office 365
11 1,380 (18.08%) Microsoft Office
12 1,142 (14.96%) Windows Server
13 1,077 (14.11%) AWS
14 1,018 (13.34%) JavaScript
15 978 (12.81%) ITIL
16 977 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
17 943 (12.35%) DevOps
18 940 (12.31%) Degree
19 937 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
20 919 (12.04%) ASP.NET
21 904 (11.84%) VMware
22 849 (11.12%) PowerShell
23 829 (10.86%) Windows 10
24 769 (10.07%) Power Platform
25 758 (9.93%) SharePoint
26 750 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 728 (9.54%) MVC
28 702 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 701 (9.18%) Power BI
30 689 (9.03%) Analytics

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
1 758 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 548 (7.18%) MS Exchange
3 277 (3.63%) Skype for Business
4 265 (3.47%) IIS
5 167 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 150 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 143 (1.87%) CMS
8 110 (1.44%) Confluence
9 108 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
10 77 (1.01%) Apache
11 75 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 70 (0.92%) Umbraco
13 65 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 61 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
15 56 (0.73%) EPiServer
16 45 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
17 40 (0.52%) Apache Solr
18 38 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
19 34 (0.45%) OpenStack
20 33 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1,380 (18.08%) Microsoft Office
2 637 (8.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 262 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 118 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 101 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.31%) SPSS
7 19 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 18 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.066%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.066%) InVision
12 5 (0.066%) Sketch
13 4 (0.052%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.039%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.039%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 353 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 187 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 56 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 44 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 41 (0.54%) Magento
6 31 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
7 30 (0.39%) Elite 3E
7 30 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
8 27 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
9 24 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
10 18 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
11 17 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (0.22%) Temenos T24
12 14 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 9 (0.12%) thinkFolio
14 8 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 8 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
14 8 (0.10%) Eikon
14 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2,745 (35.96%) Azure
2 1,765 (23.12%) Office 365
3 1,077 (14.11%) AWS
4 769 (10.07%) Power Platform
5 322 (4.22%) SaaS
6 313 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
7 284 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 283 (3.71%) PaaS
9 247 (3.24%) IaaS
10 192 (2.52%) GCP
11 165 (2.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 157 (2.06%) OneDrive
13 130 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
14 127 (1.66%) Serverless
15 103 (1.35%) PowerApps
16 77 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
16 77 (1.01%) Mimecast
17 61 (0.80%) Amazon S3
18 59 (0.77%) GitHub
19 54 (0.71%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 575 (7.53%) DNS
2 483 (6.33%) Firewall
3 468 (6.13%) DHCP
4 370 (4.85%) TCP/IP
5 328 (4.30%) LAN
6 318 (4.17%) Skype
7 311 (4.07%) WAN
8 238 (3.12%) VPN
9 210 (2.75%) Internet
10 198 (2.59%) SAN
11 167 (2.19%) VoIP
12 135 (1.77%) Wireless
13 120 (1.57%) Network Security
14 91 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
15 80 (1.05%) HTTP
16 71 (0.93%) VLAN
17 68 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
18 67 (0.88%) NAS
19 65 (0.85%) Unified Communications
20 49 (0.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,188 (28.67%) SQL Server
2 750 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 702 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 701 (9.18%) Power BI
5 688 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
6 538 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 277 (3.63%) Big Data
8 243 (3.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 239 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
10 234 (3.07%) Relational Database
11 229 (3.00%) NoSQL
11 229 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 218 (2.86%) Data Lake
13 167 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 110 (1.44%) Hadoop
15 106 (1.39%) MongoDB
16 103 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
17 101 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 100 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
19 99 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 356 (4.66%) Visual Studio
2 291 (3.81%) JIRA
3 290 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 260 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 192 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 150 (1.97%) Jenkins
7 110 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 101 (1.32%) Selenium
9 98 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 69 (0.90%) NUnit
11 58 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 45 (0.59%) MSI
13 37 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
13 37 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 35 (0.46%) InstallShield
14 35 (0.46%) Moq
15 34 (0.45%) MSTest
15 34 (0.45%) SpecFlow
16 33 (0.43%) WebDriver
17 32 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 2,047 (26.82%) Finance
2 338 (4.43%) Banking
3 300 (3.93%) Retail
4 284 (3.72%) Marketing
5 273 (3.58%) Law
6 225 (2.95%) Legal
7 177 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 169 (2.21%) Public Sector
9 156 (2.04%) Advertising
10 94 (1.23%) Front Office
11 69 (0.90%) Games
12 68 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 68 (0.89%) Investment Banking
13 50 (0.66%) Back Office
14 45 (0.59%) Billing
15 41 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 38 (0.50%) Local Government
17 37 (0.48%) Publishing
18 27 (0.35%) French Language
19 25 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,750 (22.93%) Developer
2 1,214 (15.90%) Analyst
3 653 (8.55%) .NET Developer
4 606 (7.94%) Architect
5 521 (6.83%) Support Analyst
6 504 (6.60%) Consultant
7 477 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 460 (6.03%) Support Engineer
9 377 (4.94%) IT Support
10 328 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 326 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 323 (4.23%) SQL Developer
13 292 (3.83%) Senior Developer
14 269 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 255 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
16 253 (3.31%) IT Analyst
17 241 (3.16%) Administrator
18 231 (3.03%) Applications Support
19 222 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
20 208 (2.73%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,779 (23.31%) .NET
2 919 (12.04%) ASP.NET
3 648 (8.49%) HTML
4 553 (7.24%) AngularJS
5 526 (6.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 489 (6.41%) CSS
7 466 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 376 (4.93%) .NET Framework
9 337 (4.42%) .NET Core
10 332 (4.35%) Web Services
11 321 (4.21%) RESTful
12 294 (3.85%) REST
13 262 (3.43%) XML
14 235 (3.08%) React
15 180 (2.36%) ASP.NET Core
16 177 (2.32%) jQuery
17 176 (2.31%) WCF
18 167 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 163 (2.14%) Entity Framework
20 158 (2.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 613 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 396 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 337 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
4 274 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 230 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 220 (2.88%) User Experience
7 163 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 135 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
9 119 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 119 (1.56%) Hedge funds
10 112 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 101 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 90 (1.18%) Clustering
13 89 (1.17%) Blackberry
14 82 (1.07%) iPhone
15 73 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 73 (0.96%) Replication
15 73 (0.96%) Robotics
16 70 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 66 (0.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,584 (33.85%) Windows
2 1,142 (14.96%) Windows Server
3 829 (10.86%) Windows 10
4 540 (7.07%) Windows 7
5 494 (6.47%) Linux
6 401 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 289 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 198 (2.59%) Android
9 169 (2.21%) Unix
10 131 (1.72%) Windows 8
11 125 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 90 (1.18%) Mac OS
13 78 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 71 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 68 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (0.38%) CentOS
17 22 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 21 (0.28%) Solaris
19 20 (0.26%) Windows XP
20 18 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,933 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 978 (12.81%) ITIL
3 977 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
4 943 (12.35%) DevOps
5 937 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
6 728 (9.54%) MVC
7 689 (9.03%) Analytics
8 620 (8.12%) Project Management
9 615 (8.06%) Scrum
10 558 (7.31%) Migration
11 526 (6.89%) CRM
12 519 (6.80%) TDD
13 438 (5.74%) ETL
14 431 (5.65%) Software Engineering
15 422 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 413 (5.41%) Microservices
17 395 (5.17%) Mentoring
18 387 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
19 381 (4.99%) Fintech
20 373 (4.89%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,146 (28.11%) SQL
2 1,794 (23.50%) C#
3 1,018 (13.34%) JavaScript
4 849 (11.12%) PowerShell
5 601 (7.87%) Python
6 570 (7.47%) T-SQL
7 511 (6.69%) Java
8 172 (2.25%) R
9 170 (2.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 149 (1.95%) VB
11 141 (1.85%) Bash Shell
12 124 (1.62%) VBA
13 119 (1.56%) VB.NET
14 118 (1.55%) Ruby
15 106 (1.39%) C
16 104 (1.36%) PHP
17 98 (1.28%) C++
18 67 (0.88%) TypeScript
19 62 (0.81%) Perl
20 52 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 940 (12.31%) Degree
2 632 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 305 (4.00%) MCSE
4 206 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 183 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 183 (2.40%) MCSA
6 166 (2.17%) MCP
7 139 (1.82%) CCNA
8 123 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 122 (1.60%) Security Cleared
10 96 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 79 (1.03%) CISSP
12 70 (0.92%) SC Cleared
13 63 (0.83%) MCITP
14 60 (0.79%) CCNP
15 50 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 46 (0.60%) PMP
17 44 (0.58%) A+ Certification
17 44 (0.58%) PMI Certification
18 41 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (4.66%) SLA
2 318 (4.17%) QA
3 107 (1.40%) GDPR
4 86 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 78 (1.02%) PMO
6 69 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 34 (0.45%) WAI
8 31 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.35%) NIST
10 26 (0.34%) COBIT
11 8 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 6 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.039%) HL7
15 3 (0.039%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.026%) ISO 31000
16 2 (0.026%) P3O
16 2 (0.026%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,860 (24.37%) Active Directory
2 590 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 407 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 313 (4.10%) Docker
5 232 (3.04%) XenApp
6 177 (2.32%) XenDesktop
7 139 (1.82%) vSphere
8 70 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 53 (0.69%) BitLocker
11 44 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 26 (0.34%) Xen
15 25 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.31%) NFS
17 22 (0.29%) Firmware
17 22 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
18 20 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
19 18 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 637 (8.35%) SCCM
2 230 (3.01%) Terraform
3 209 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 193 (2.53%) Kubernetes
5 178 (2.33%) Ansible
6 129 (1.69%) Puppet
7 127 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 85 (1.11%) SCOM
9 61 (0.80%) WSUS
10 59 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 33 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
11 33 (0.43%) Nagios
12 29 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 29 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 27 (0.35%) SCVMM
14 26 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
14 26 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
15 24 (0.31%) ZABBIX
16 23 (0.30%) EnCase
17 22 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 904 (11.84%) VMware
2 558 (7.31%) Citrix
3 528 (6.92%) Oracle
4 491 (6.43%) Cisco
5 317 (4.15%) Google
6 220 (2.88%) HP
7 190 (2.49%) Tableau
8 186 (2.44%) Apple
9 185 (2.42%) Dell
10 182 (2.38%) SAP
11 167 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
12 153 (2.00%) IBM
13 144 (1.89%) Databricks
14 125 (1.64%) ServiceNow
15 108 (1.41%) Adobe
16 83 (1.09%) NetApp
17 79 (1.03%) Red Hat
18 78 (1.02%) Veeam
19 76 (1.00%) EMC
20 69 (0.90%) iManage