Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,930 7,251 9,047
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 12.36% 14.15% 14.41%
As % of the Vendors category 34.30% 34.84% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,831 6,267 7,796
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 8,543 20,814 25,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 36.03% 40.61% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6,811 16,320 20,461
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £39,250 £31,998 £32,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -1 732 £63,716 +21.36% 186
West London 0 118 £50,000 - 50
South London -20 76 £47,500 -17.39% 14
East London +1 41 £40,000 -11.11% 49
North London -1 9 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 1,540 (52.56%) Azure
2 847 (28.91%) Windows
3 787 (26.86%) SQL
4 760 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
5 738 (25.19%) Finance
6 729 (24.88%) Active Directory
7 707 (24.13%) SQL Server
8 704 (24.03%) Office 365
9 587 (20.03%) .NET
10 579 (19.76%) C#
11 526 (17.95%) DevOps
12 432 (14.74%) AWS
13 427 (14.57%) VMware
14 418 (14.27%) Windows Server
15 406 (13.86%) Power Platform
16 400 (13.65%) PowerShell
17 381 (13.00%) Degree
18 373 (12.73%) SharePoint
19 356 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
20 352 (12.01%) JavaScript
21 337 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
22 318 (10.85%) Migration
23 310 (10.58%) Cisco
24 301 (10.27%) Python
25 293 (10.00%) ITIL
26 289 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
27 274 (9.35%) Firewall
28 270 (9.22%) CSS
29 265 (9.04%) Scrum
29 265 (9.04%) Windows 10

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
1 373 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 178 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 91 (3.11%) Skype for Business
4 89 (3.04%) Confluence
5 80 (2.73%) IIS
6 33 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 31 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (1.02%) CMS
9 25 (0.85%) Apache
10 22 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.48%) SAS
13 10 (0.34%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.24%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.20%) Ethereum
17 6 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 337 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
2 198 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.75%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.27%) InVision
8 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.20%) Sketch
9 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.10%) Figma
10 3 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.034%) Flinto
12 1 (0.034%) InDesign
12 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 172 (5.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.51%) Siebel CRM
5 10 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
6 9 (0.31%) iTrent
7 8 (0.27%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.20%) Quorum
10 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.10%) Primavera
12 2 (0.068%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.068%) Tradar
13 1 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
13 1 (0.034%) Elite 3E
13 1 (0.034%) Epicor Tropos
13 1 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,540 (52.56%) Azure
2 704 (24.03%) Office 365
3 432 (14.74%) AWS
4 406 (13.86%) Power Platform
5 233 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 218 (7.44%) Dynamics 365
7 201 (6.86%) PaaS
8 158 (5.39%) IaaS
9 153 (5.22%) SaaS
10 131 (4.47%) GCP
11 107 (3.65%) Azure Data Factory
12 95 (3.24%) Serverless
13 76 (2.59%) PowerApps
14 61 (2.08%) OneDrive
15 56 (1.91%) Azure Functions
16 52 (1.77%) Slack
17 45 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
18 38 (1.30%) Route 53
19 35 (1.19%) Mimecast
19 35 (1.19%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 274 (9.35%) Firewall
2 217 (7.41%) DNS
3 165 (5.63%) WAN
4 164 (5.60%) DHCP
5 143 (4.88%) VPN
6 134 (4.57%) LAN
7 114 (3.89%) SAN
8 110 (3.75%) TCP/IP
9 107 (3.65%) Skype
10 106 (3.62%) Network Security
11 77 (2.63%) VoIP
12 67 (2.29%) Internet
13 62 (2.12%) Unified Communications
14 61 (2.08%) Wireless
15 60 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
16 47 (1.60%) BGP
17 46 (1.57%) NetScaler
17 46 (1.57%) OSPF
18 44 (1.50%) MPLS
19 39 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 707 (24.13%) SQL Server
2 261 (8.91%) Power BI
3 223 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
4 213 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 191 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 140 (4.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 102 (3.48%) Data Lake
8 101 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 79 (2.70%) NoSQL
10 73 (2.49%) Cosmos DB
11 71 (2.42%) Tableau
12 64 (2.18%) Big Data
13 62 (2.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 54 (1.84%) MongoDB
15 46 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 45 (1.54%) MySQL
17 43 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
18 41 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
19 36 (1.23%) Redis
20 35 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 187 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 141 (4.81%) JIRA
3 135 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 132 (4.51%) Visual Studio
5 89 (3.04%) TeamCity
6 84 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 34 (1.16%) NUnit
9 33 (1.13%) Bitbucket
10 32 (1.09%) Selenium
11 29 (0.99%) SpecFlow
12 28 (0.96%) Artifactory
13 27 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 26 (0.89%) GitLab
15 24 (0.82%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.72%) MSTest
17 18 (0.61%) Maven
18 16 (0.55%) Sublime Text
18 16 (0.55%) Travis CI
19 15 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 738 (25.19%) Finance
2 195 (6.66%) Banking
3 100 (3.41%) Marketing
3 100 (3.41%) Public Sector
4 99 (3.38%) Law
5 89 (3.04%) Legal
6 71 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 67 (2.29%) Retail
8 60 (2.05%) Games
9 58 (1.98%) Front Office
10 53 (1.81%) Manufacturing
11 48 (1.64%) Private Banking
12 46 (1.57%) Advertising
13 39 (1.33%) Publishing
14 38 (1.30%) Back Office
14 38 (1.30%) Electronics
15 27 (0.92%) Multimedia
16 24 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.72%) Investment Banking
18 20 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 588 (20.07%) Developer
2 356 (12.15%) Analyst
3 294 (10.03%) Architect
4 221 (7.54%) .NET Developer
5 208 (7.10%) Consultant
6 167 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 124 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
8 122 (4.16%) Support Engineer
9 106 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
10 105 (3.58%) C# Developer
11 104 (3.55%) Support Analyst
12 96 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
13 88 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
13 88 (3.00%) Senior Developer
14 83 (2.83%) Azure Architect
15 78 (2.66%) Network Engineer
16 77 (2.63%) Lead Developer
17 72 (2.46%) Administrator
17 72 (2.46%) SQL Developer
18 70 (2.39%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (20.03%) .NET
2 270 (9.22%) CSS
3 248 (8.46%) HTML
4 222 (7.58%) ASP.NET
5 172 (5.87%) .NET Core
6 150 (5.12%) Web Services
7 147 (5.02%) AngularJS
8 135 (4.61%) React
9 123 (4.20%) XML
10 109 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 106 (3.62%) HTML5
12 104 (3.55%) .NET Framework
13 99 (3.38%) REST
14 94 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (3.07%) jQuery
16 77 (2.63%) RESTful
17 61 (2.08%) CSS3
18 59 (2.01%) WCF
19 56 (1.91%) ASP.NET Core
19 56 (1.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 248 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 147 (5.02%) Data Centre
4 104 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 96 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 72 (2.46%) User Experience
8 59 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 51 (1.74%) Cloud Native
10 46 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 44 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 34 (1.16%) Clustering
12 34 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 34 (1.16%) Replication
12 34 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (1.06%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 27 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 847 (28.91%) Windows
2 418 (14.27%) Windows Server
3 265 (9.04%) Windows 10
4 253 (8.63%) Linux
5 136 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (3.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 83 (2.83%) Windows 7
8 76 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
10 51 (1.74%) Unix
11 47 (1.60%) Android
12 46 (1.57%) Mac OS
12 46 (1.57%) Mac OS X
13 42 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.44%) VMS
16 10 (0.34%) CentOS
17 8 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (17.95%) DevOps
3 356 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
4 318 (10.85%) Migration
5 293 (10.00%) ITIL
6 289 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
7 265 (9.04%) Scrum
8 264 (9.01%) CRM
9 231 (7.88%) Analytics
10 211 (7.20%) Project Management
11 209 (7.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 185 (6.31%) TDD
13 180 (6.14%) Microservices
14 176 (6.01%) Presales
15 172 (5.87%) MVC
16 169 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
17 166 (5.67%) Test Automation
18 160 (5.46%) Computer Science
19 154 (5.26%) Mentoring
20 143 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 787 (26.86%) SQL
2 579 (19.76%) C#
3 400 (13.65%) PowerShell
4 352 (12.01%) JavaScript
5 301 (10.27%) Python
6 161 (5.49%) T-SQL
7 121 (4.13%) Java
8 47 (1.60%) C
8 47 (1.60%) TypeScript
9 43 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 42 (1.43%) R
11 40 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 35 (1.19%) VBA
13 33 (1.13%) PHP
14 32 (1.09%) VB
15 25 (0.85%) C++
16 20 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.65%) Go
17 19 (0.65%) VBScript
18 18 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 381 (13.00%) Degree
2 208 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 90 (3.07%) CCNA
6 80 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 79 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 73 (2.49%) MCSE
9 61 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 54 (1.84%) CISSP
11 44 (1.50%) CISM
12 42 (1.43%) MCP
13 41 (1.40%) MCSA
14 36 (1.23%) CCNP
14 36 (1.23%) MCITP
15 31 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 30 (1.02%) A+ Certification
17 24 (0.82%) CISA
18 22 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (0.72%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.31%) SLA
2 96 (3.28%) QA
3 54 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 52 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 51 (1.74%) GDPR
6 19 (0.65%) NIST
7 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.34%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.24%) COBIT
11 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.14%) BS25999
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.14%) PMO
13 3 (0.10%) EMIR
13 3 (0.10%) MiFID
13 3 (0.10%) P3O
14 2 (0.068%) NCSC
15 1 (0.034%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 729 (24.88%) Active Directory
2 260 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 122 (4.16%) Docker
5 67 (2.29%) vSphere
6 53 (1.81%) XenApp
7 46 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 38 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 21 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.38%) BitLocker
13 11 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (0.38%) DFS Replication
13 11 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (0.38%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.34%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 191 (6.52%) SCCM
2 156 (5.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 156 (5.32%) Terraform
3 139 (4.74%) Kubernetes
4 124 (4.23%) Puppet
5 116 (3.96%) Ansible
6 102 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
7 49 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
8 38 (1.30%) Nagios
9 28 (0.96%) SCOM
10 24 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
10 24 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (0.61%) WSUS
12 17 (0.58%) Kibana
13 16 (0.55%) Grafana
14 14 (0.48%) Backup Exec
14 14 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
15 13 (0.44%) QRadar
16 12 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
17 10 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 427 (14.57%) VMware
2 310 (10.58%) Cisco
3 203 (6.93%) Citrix
4 135 (4.61%) Google
5 115 (3.92%) Oracle
6 96 (3.28%) HP
7 86 (2.94%) Databricks
8 63 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 62 (2.12%) SAP
10 61 (2.08%) Apple
11 60 (2.05%) Palo Alto
12 50 (1.71%) Dell
13 46 (1.57%) IBM
14 45 (1.54%) Avaya
14 45 (1.54%) CheckPoint
15 44 (1.50%) Meraki
16 42 (1.43%) Splunk
17 38 (1.30%) NetApp
18 33 (1.13%) Atlassian
18 33 (1.13%) ServiceNow