Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,611 7,632 9,807
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 13.30% 14.01% 14.43%
As % of the Vendors category 35.78% 34.37% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,472 6,613 8,572
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,975
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 7,297 22,208 27,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 37.16% 40.77% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5,821 17,214 21,937
Median annual salary £66,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -1 660 £62,500 +13.64% 167
West London -1 122 £60,000 +26.32% 33
South London -18 75 £57,500 +9.52% 11
East London -6 27 £40,000 -11.11% 36
North London -1 10 £45,000 +18.42% 4
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,367 (52.36%) Azure
2 806 (30.87%) Windows
3 747 (28.61%) SQL
4 736 (28.19%) Finance
5 701 (26.85%) Office 365
6 685 (26.24%) Active Directory
7 683 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
8 645 (24.70%) SQL Server
9 540 (20.68%) .NET
10 502 (19.23%) C#
11 424 (16.24%) AWS
12 413 (15.82%) DevOps
13 410 (15.70%) Windows Server
14 409 (15.66%) PowerShell
15 376 (14.40%) VMware
16 360 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
17 341 (13.06%) Cisco
18 320 (12.26%) JavaScript
19 319 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
20 308 (11.80%) Power Platform
21 302 (11.57%) Degree
22 290 (11.11%) Firewall
23 286 (10.95%) SharePoint
24 276 (10.57%) Scrum
25 275 (10.53%) ITIL
26 270 (10.34%) Windows 10
27 267 (10.23%) Python
28 260 (9.96%) CRM
29 252 (9.65%) Migration
29 252 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 286 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 167 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 103 (3.94%) Skype for Business
4 93 (3.56%) IIS
5 82 (3.14%) Confluence
6 48 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
7 41 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 35 (1.34%) CMS
9 23 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
11 17 (0.65%) EPiServer
12 16 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 14 (0.54%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.42%) Apache
16 8 (0.31%) Kentico
16 8 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
18 6 (0.23%) Ethereum
Applications
1 319 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
2 212 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 77 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 62 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (1.07%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.31%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.15%) InVision
10 4 (0.15%) Sketch
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.077%) EViews
12 2 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.077%) Stata
13 1 (0.038%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.038%) Figma
13 1 (0.038%) MODO
Business Applications
1 184 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (0.57%) Siebel CRM
4 10 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
4 10 (0.38%) Sentinel
5 9 (0.34%) iTrent
6 7 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.23%) Quorum
8 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.11%) Primavera
10 2 (0.077%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,367 (52.36%) Azure
2 701 (26.85%) Office 365
3 424 (16.24%) AWS
4 308 (11.80%) Power Platform
5 202 (7.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 183 (7.01%) PaaS
7 182 (6.97%) Dynamics 365
8 151 (5.78%) IaaS
9 139 (5.32%) SaaS
10 130 (4.98%) GCP
11 69 (2.64%) Azure Data Factory
12 60 (2.30%) PowerApps
13 52 (1.99%) Serverless
14 50 (1.91%) OneDrive
15 45 (1.72%) Slack
16 42 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
17 36 (1.38%) Route 53
18 29 (1.11%) Mimecast
19 28 (1.07%) Azure Functions
20 23 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 290 (11.11%) Firewall
2 213 (8.16%) DNS
3 163 (6.24%) DHCP
4 157 (6.01%) WAN
5 136 (5.21%) VPN
6 123 (4.71%) Skype
7 117 (4.48%) LAN
8 104 (3.98%) Network Security
8 104 (3.98%) TCP/IP
9 97 (3.72%) SAN
10 85 (3.26%) Internet
11 79 (3.03%) Wireless
12 71 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
13 70 (2.68%) Unified Communications
14 61 (2.34%) BGP
14 61 (2.34%) OSPF
15 56 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
15 56 (2.14%) VoIP
16 49 (1.88%) MPLS
17 48 (1.84%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 248 (9.50%) Power BI
3 213 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 185 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
5 175 (6.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 120 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 103 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 95 (3.64%) Data Lake
9 71 (2.72%) Tableau
10 67 (2.57%) MongoDB
11 55 (2.11%) NoSQL
12 53 (2.03%) SQL Server 2019
13 50 (1.91%) Big Data
14 45 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 43 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 39 (1.49%) MySQL
17 35 (1.34%) Relational Database
17 35 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
18 31 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
19 27 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 165 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 130 (4.98%) Visual Studio
3 115 (4.40%) JIRA
4 92 (3.52%) TeamCity
5 85 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 84 (3.22%) Jenkins
7 64 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (1.57%) NUnit
9 38 (1.46%) SpecFlow
10 35 (1.34%) Bitbucket
11 29 (1.11%) MSTest
12 26 (1.00%) Selenium
13 22 (0.84%) GitLab
13 22 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (0.61%) Subversion
16 15 (0.57%) Artifactory
17 13 (0.50%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.50%) Sublime Text
17 13 (0.50%) Travis CI
General
1 736 (28.19%) Finance
2 172 (6.59%) Banking
3 99 (3.79%) Marketing
4 94 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 78 (2.99%) Law
7 66 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 65 (2.49%) Front Office
9 64 (2.45%) Retail
10 58 (2.22%) Legal
11 51 (1.95%) Advertising
12 47 (1.80%) Electronics
13 41 (1.57%) Financial Institution
14 40 (1.53%) Games
15 37 (1.42%) Private Banking
16 30 (1.15%) Publishing
17 24 (0.92%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.65%) Back Office
19 16 (0.61%) Retail Banking
20 12 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 564 (21.60%) Developer
2 300 (11.49%) Analyst
3 212 (8.12%) .NET Developer
4 211 (8.08%) Architect
5 180 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 179 (6.86%) Consultant
7 129 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
8 111 (4.25%) Support Engineer
9 99 (3.79%) C# Developer
10 97 (3.72%) Network Engineer
11 93 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 89 (3.41%) SQL Developer
13 84 (3.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 81 (3.10%) Senior Developer
15 79 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 79 (3.03%) Support Analyst
16 69 (2.64%) Security Engineer
17 65 (2.49%) Lead Developer
18 63 (2.41%) Administrator
19 62 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (20.68%) .NET
2 240 (9.19%) ASP.NET
3 232 (8.89%) HTML
4 222 (8.50%) CSS
5 179 (6.86%) .NET Core
6 168 (6.43%) AngularJS
7 138 (5.29%) React
8 135 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 120 (4.60%) .NET Framework
10 113 (4.33%) HTML5
11 109 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 109 (4.17%) REST
12 107 (4.10%) Web Services
13 99 (3.79%) XML
14 70 (2.68%) Entity Framework
14 70 (2.68%) RESTful
15 64 (2.45%) ASP.NET Core
16 62 (2.37%) jQuery
17 61 (2.34%) JSON
18 57 (2.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 145 (5.55%) Greenfield Project
4 138 (5.29%) Data Centre
5 112 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 85 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
7 83 (3.18%) Hedge funds
8 60 (2.30%) User Experience
9 51 (1.95%) Cloud Native
10 47 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 38 (1.46%) Replication
12 36 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (1.26%) Derivative
13 33 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
14 32 (1.23%) Fixed Income
15 31 (1.19%) Clustering
15 31 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 31 (1.19%) Private Cloud
16 28 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
17 26 (1.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 806 (30.87%) Windows
2 410 (15.70%) Windows Server
3 270 (10.34%) Windows 10
4 246 (9.42%) Linux
5 145 (5.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (4.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 89 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 86 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (2.26%) Unix
10 58 (2.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 38 (1.46%) Mac OS X
12 34 (1.30%) Android
13 23 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 21 (0.80%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.77%) CentOS
16 19 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (0.57%) Windows XP
19 12 (0.46%) VMS
20 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (15.82%) DevOps
3 360 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 276 (10.57%) Scrum
5 275 (10.53%) ITIL
6 260 (9.96%) CRM
7 252 (9.65%) Migration
8 238 (9.12%) Analytics
9 237 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
10 221 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 183 (7.01%) MVC
12 182 (6.97%) Microservices
13 170 (6.51%) TDD
14 160 (6.13%) Project Management
15 137 (5.25%) Computer Science
16 134 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
16 134 (5.13%) Mentoring
17 128 (4.90%) Fintech
18 118 (4.52%) Data Modelling
19 116 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 747 (28.61%) SQL
2 502 (19.23%) C#
3 409 (15.66%) PowerShell
4 320 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 267 (10.23%) Python
6 166 (6.36%) T-SQL
7 95 (3.64%) Java
8 65 (2.49%) TypeScript
9 61 (2.34%) VBA
10 57 (2.18%) R
11 54 (2.07%) C
12 41 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 35 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 28 (1.07%) MATLAB
15 24 (0.92%) PHP
16 22 (0.84%) C++
17 21 (0.80%) VB
18 16 (0.61%) Go
18 16 (0.61%) VBScript
19 15 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 302 (11.57%) Degree
2 214 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 119 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (3.14%) CCNA
5 75 (2.87%) MCSE
6 69 (2.64%) MCSA
7 67 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 63 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
9 59 (2.26%) Security Cleared
10 56 (2.14%) SC Cleared
11 54 (2.07%) MCP
12 45 (1.72%) CCNP
13 41 (1.57%) CISSP
14 30 (1.15%) CISM
14 30 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (0.96%) MCITP
16 24 (0.92%) SANS
17 21 (0.80%) Master's Degree
18 19 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (0.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.75%) SLA
2 72 (2.76%) QA
3 42 (1.61%) GDPR
4 40 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.92%) NIST
7 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.34%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.27%) PMO
11 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.15%) P3O
13 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.11%) EMIR
13 3 (0.11%) MiFID
13 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.077%) COBIT
14 2 (0.077%) IFRS
14 2 (0.077%) NCSC
15 1 (0.038%) GAAP
System Software
1 685 (26.24%) Active Directory
2 252 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 116 (4.44%) Docker
5 90 (3.45%) vSphere
6 45 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 45 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (1.69%) XenApp
8 40 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
10 21 (0.80%) ISA Server
10 21 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 12 (0.46%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.34%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.27%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.23%) Xen
15 5 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 196 (7.51%) SCCM
2 150 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 129 (4.94%) Terraform
4 122 (4.67%) Ansible
5 116 (4.44%) Kubernetes
6 97 (3.72%) Puppet
7 83 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
9 37 (1.42%) Nagios
10 31 (1.19%) WSUS
11 28 (1.07%) QRadar
12 26 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
12 26 (1.00%) SCVMM
13 17 (0.65%) SCOM
14 14 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.50%) Backup Exec
16 10 (0.38%) Control-M
16 10 (0.38%) Kibana
17 8 (0.31%) CASB
17 8 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 376 (14.40%) VMware
2 341 (13.06%) Cisco
3 171 (6.55%) Citrix
4 135 (5.17%) HP
5 128 (4.90%) Oracle
6 126 (4.83%) Google
7 87 (3.33%) Palo Alto
8 86 (3.29%) CheckPoint
9 83 (3.18%) SAP
10 63 (2.41%) IBM
11 57 (2.18%) Databricks
12 50 (1.91%) Splunk
13 47 (1.80%) Dell
14 46 (1.76%) Bloomberg
15 40 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 40 (1.53%) Sophos
16 39 (1.49%) Atlassian
16 39 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
17 38 (1.46%) Apple
17 38 (1.46%) Meraki