Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,026 3,847 7,839
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 11.22% 13.09% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 31.10% 33.36% 33.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,882 3,262 6,448
10th Percentile £35,500 £32,500 £29,425
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 16,161 11,533 23,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 36.07% 39.23% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10,466 9,011 18,303
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 0 852 £60,000 +4.35% 313
West London -7 211 £47,500 -13.64% 90
South London -6 126 £52,500 +5.00% 50
East London +5 68 £47,500 -5.00% 119
North London +13 16 £36,250 -9.38% 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2,470 (49.14%) Azure
2 1,358 (27.02%) Social Skills
3 1,342 (26.70%) SQL
4 1,334 (26.54%) Finance
5 1,313 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
6 1,278 (25.43%) Windows
7 1,220 (24.27%) Microsoft 365
8 1,050 (20.89%) Active Directory
9 950 (18.90%) .NET
10 927 (18.44%) SQL Server
11 908 (18.07%) C#
12 860 (17.11%) DevOps
13 785 (15.62%) AWS
14 784 (15.60%) Power Platform
15 726 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
16 713 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
17 710 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
18 620 (12.34%) JavaScript
19 610 (12.14%) PowerShell
20 578 (11.50%) SharePoint
21 577 (11.48%) Degree
22 575 (11.44%) Windows Server
23 569 (11.32%) Power BI
24 564 (11.22%) ITIL
25 543 (10.80%) VMware
26 496 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
27 487 (9.69%) Python
28 483 (9.61%) Analytics
29 471 (9.37%) Microsoft Excel
30 428 (8.52%) 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
1 578 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 206 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 158 (3.14%) IIS
4 135 (2.69%) Confluence
5 77 (1.53%) Apache
6 70 (1.39%) CMS
6 70 (1.39%) Skype for Business
7 60 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 53 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 52 (1.03%) Apache Spark
10 50 (0.99%) nginx
11 43 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.44%) SAS
13 15 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.22%) Drupal
16 11 (0.22%) ejabberd
16 11 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 726 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
2 471 (9.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 167 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 103 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 81 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 46 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.36%) InVision
8 17 (0.34%) Chatbot
9 13 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.22%) Sketch
11 10 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.20%) Figma
12 6 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.12%) Camtasia
12 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.099%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.080%) Revit
15 3 (0.060%) InDesign
16 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 198 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 31 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 28 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
6 25 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
8 17 (0.34%) MetaTrader
9 14 (0.28%) SAP Business One
10 13 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.24%) Sentinel
12 11 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
13 10 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
14 9 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
14 9 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
15 8 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 8 (0.16%) Primavera
16 7 (0.14%) Relativity
17 6 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2,470 (49.14%) Azure
2 1,220 (24.27%) Microsoft 365
3 785 (15.62%) AWS
4 784 (15.60%) Power Platform
5 428 (8.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 383 (7.62%) PaaS
7 372 (7.40%) SaaS
8 350 (6.96%) Dynamics 365
9 319 (6.35%) IaaS
10 301 (5.99%) GCP
11 218 (4.34%) PowerApps
12 182 (3.62%) Azure Data Factory
13 172 (3.42%) Power Automate
14 168 (3.34%) Serverless
15 125 (2.49%) OneDrive
16 100 (1.99%) Azure Logic Apps
17 94 (1.87%) GitHub
18 84 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
19 78 (1.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 77 (1.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 410 (8.16%) Firewall
2 315 (6.27%) DNS
3 245 (4.87%) DHCP
4 203 (4.04%) VPN
4 203 (4.04%) WAN
5 198 (3.94%) LAN
6 178 (3.54%) TCP/IP
7 125 (2.49%) SAN
8 122 (2.43%) HTTP
9 108 (2.15%) Network Security
10 84 (1.67%) Internet
11 80 (1.59%) VoIP
12 72 (1.43%) Skype
13 69 (1.37%) Unified Communications
14 57 (1.13%) SSL
15 56 (1.11%) Wireless
16 49 (0.97%) VLAN
17 48 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
19 41 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 927 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 569 (11.32%) Power BI
3 333 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
4 293 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 283 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 233 (4.64%) NoSQL
7 209 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 180 (3.58%) Tableau
9 154 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 132 (2.63%) MongoDB
11 129 (2.57%) Data Lake
12 127 (2.53%) Relational Database
13 108 (2.15%) Big Data
14 97 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 94 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
16 82 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 73 (1.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 65 (1.29%) MySQL
19 59 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 49 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 348 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 257 (5.11%) JIRA
3 196 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 172 (3.42%) TeamCity
5 171 (3.40%) Jenkins
6 124 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 77 (1.53%) Selenium
8 70 (1.39%) Maven
9 65 (1.29%) GitLab
10 57 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 54 (1.07%) Cypress.io
12 46 (0.92%) Postman
13 42 (0.84%) Bitbucket
13 42 (0.84%) SpecFlow
14 40 (0.80%) webpack
15 38 (0.76%) Cucumber
16 37 (0.74%) Artifactory
17 34 (0.68%) gulp
17 34 (0.68%) NUnit
18 33 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,358 (27.02%) Social Skills
2 1,334 (26.54%) Finance
3 496 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
4 266 (5.29%) Marketing
5 261 (5.19%) Banking
6 218 (4.34%) Retail
7 210 (4.18%) Legal
8 199 (3.96%) Law
9 176 (3.50%) Presentation Skills
10 172 (3.42%) Organisational Skills
11 160 (3.18%) Telecoms
12 154 (3.06%) Public Sector
13 146 (2.90%) Manufacturing
14 117 (2.33%) Advertising
15 106 (2.11%) Games
16 88 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
17 73 (1.45%) Front Office
18 70 (1.39%) Electronics
19 64 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 49 (0.97%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 907 (18.05%) Developer
2 596 (11.86%) Analyst
3 488 (9.71%) Architect
4 318 (6.33%) Consultant
5 279 (5.55%) .NET Developer
6 276 (5.49%) Azure Engineer
7 255 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 207 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 194 (3.86%) Senior Developer
10 193 (3.84%) Software Engineer
11 192 (3.82%) C# Developer
12 183 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
13 146 (2.90%) IT Support
13 146 (2.90%) Project Manager
14 140 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
15 129 (2.57%) Data Engineer
16 126 (2.51%) Support Analyst
17 125 (2.49%) Administrator
18 124 (2.47%) Cloud Engineer
19 120 (2.39%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 950 (18.90%) .NET
2 351 (6.98%) HTML
3 339 (6.74%) CSS
4 322 (6.41%) React
5 321 (6.39%) .NET Core
6 306 (6.09%) REST
7 282 (5.61%) ASP.NET
8 279 (5.55%) AngularJS
9 258 (5.13%) Web Services
10 215 (4.28%) .NET Framework
11 195 (3.88%) RESTful
12 192 (3.82%) Node.js
13 157 (3.12%) HTML5
14 151 (3.00%) COM
15 145 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 119 (2.37%) XML
17 106 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 104 (2.07%) jQuery
19 103 (2.05%) CSS3
19 103 (2.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 222 (4.42%) Management Information System
2 195 (3.88%) Public Cloud
3 183 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 181 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 158 (3.14%) User Experience
6 119 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 109 (2.17%) Cloud Native
8 102 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 75 (1.49%) Virtual Team
10 72 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
11 63 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 51 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 50 (0.99%) Reinsurance
14 48 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 47 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
16 45 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 44 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 41 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
19 40 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
20 39 (0.78%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,278 (25.43%) Windows
2 575 (11.44%) Windows Server
3 417 (8.30%) Linux
4 391 (7.78%) Windows 10
5 128 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 108 (2.15%) Android
8 103 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 90 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 83 (1.65%) Unix
11 76 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 75 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
13 66 (1.31%) Mac OS
14 43 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 34 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.48%) Debian
18 15 (0.30%) CentOS
18 15 (0.30%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,313 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 860 (17.11%) DevOps
3 713 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
4 710 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
5 564 (11.22%) ITIL
6 483 (9.61%) Analytics
7 414 (8.24%) Project Management
8 399 (7.94%) Migration
9 374 (7.44%) Software Engineering
10 348 (6.92%) Microservices
11 346 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 323 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
13 322 (6.41%) CRM
14 318 (6.33%) Computer Science
14 318 (6.33%) Scrum
15 302 (6.01%) Project Delivery
15 302 (6.01%) SDLC
16 298 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 298 (5.93%) Test Automation
17 278 (5.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,342 (26.70%) SQL
2 908 (18.07%) C#
3 620 (12.34%) JavaScript
4 610 (12.14%) PowerShell
5 487 (9.69%) Python
6 252 (5.01%) Java
7 207 (4.12%) T-SQL
8 186 (3.70%) TypeScript
9 89 (1.77%) C
10 88 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 86 (1.71%) Go
12 72 (1.43%) VBA
13 63 (1.25%) C++
14 59 (1.17%) VB
15 58 (1.15%) PHP
16 49 (0.97%) R
17 44 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 44 (0.88%) Java 8
18 39 (0.78%) Scala
19 33 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 577 (11.48%) Degree
2 244 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 155 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 152 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 120 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (1.75%) CISSP
7 83 (1.65%) MCSE
8 81 (1.61%) CCNA
8 81 (1.61%) SC Cleared
9 74 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 59 (1.17%) CISM
11 54 (1.07%) MCSA
12 50 (0.99%) A+ Certification
13 46 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
14 43 (0.86%) CCNP
15 39 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 36 (0.72%) PMI Certification
17 31 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
17 31 (0.62%) MCP
18 30 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (4.72%) QA
2 153 (3.04%) GDPR
3 138 (2.75%) SLA
4 118 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 112 (2.23%) Data Quality
6 60 (1.19%) NIST
7 49 (0.97%) PCI DSS
8 47 (0.94%) PMO
9 22 (0.44%) COBIT
9 22 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.34%) Accessibility
11 14 (0.28%) GRC
11 14 (0.28%) WCAG
12 11 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.16%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.12%) GAAP
14 6 (0.12%) ITGC
14 6 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,050 (20.89%) Active Directory
2 387 (7.70%) Docker
3 354 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 223 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 103 (2.05%) vSphere
6 60 (1.19%) XenApp
7 58 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 57 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
9 52 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 42 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 22 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (0.42%) KVM
15 19 (0.38%) BitLocker
16 17 (0.34%) iptables
16 17 (0.34%) QEMU
16 17 (0.34%) VMware NSX
17 16 (0.32%) Terminal Services
18 15 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 329 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 273 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 229 (4.56%) SCCM
4 200 (3.98%) Terraform
5 116 (2.31%) Ansible
6 80 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 77 (1.53%) Puppet
8 74 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
9 73 (1.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 65 (1.29%) SCOM
11 53 (1.05%) Prometheus
12 41 (0.82%) Istio
13 30 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
14 27 (0.54%) ZABBIX
15 26 (0.52%) Backup Exec
16 25 (0.50%) AirWatch
17 24 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
17 24 (0.48%) Galera Cluster
17 24 (0.48%) WSUS
18 22 (0.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 543 (10.80%) VMware
2 417 (8.30%) Cisco
3 311 (6.19%) Google
4 294 (5.85%) Citrix
5 205 (4.08%) Oracle
6 164 (3.26%) Apple
7 144 (2.87%) SAP
8 136 (2.71%) Databricks
9 113 (2.25%) HP
10 100 (1.99%) IBM
11 90 (1.79%) ServiceNow
12 86 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
13 80 (1.59%) Palo Alto
14 79 (1.57%) SonicWALL
15 71 (1.41%) Dell
16 69 (1.37%) Adobe
17 66 (1.31%) NetApp
18 63 (1.25%) Samsung
19 62 (1.23%) CheckPoint
20 60 (1.19%) Splunk