Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10,602 9,805 12,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.15% 14.21% 14.45%
As % of the Vendors category 34.69% 32.96% 32.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,979 8,423 10,547
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 30,559 29,751 36,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.66% 43.11% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 24,300 24,487 31,144
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 2,910 £55,000 +4.76% 325
West London 0 537 £45,000 +5.88% 159
South London -4 345 £45,000 -5.26% 38
East London +1 134 £41,000 -6.82% 51
North London -3 89 £45,000 +27.66% 17
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 3,434 (32.39%) Windows
2 3,247 (30.63%) SQL
3 3,065 (28.91%) SQL Server
4 2,882 (27.18%) Finance
5 2,615 (24.67%) .NET
6 2,482 (23.41%) C#
7 2,467 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 2,423 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
9 2,313 (21.82%) Active Directory
10 1,720 (16.22%) Office 365
11 1,625 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
12 1,464 (13.81%) VMware
13 1,433 (13.52%) JavaScript
14 1,371 (12.93%) Windows Server
15 1,355 (12.78%) Degree
16 1,339 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
17 1,334 (12.58%) ASP.NET
18 1,272 (12.00%) ITIL
19 1,203 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
20 1,149 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 1,078 (10.17%) CRM
22 1,056 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 1,053 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
24 1,031 (9.72%) HTML
25 1,021 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,009 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
27 992 (9.36%) SharePoint
28 989 (9.33%) MVC
29 953 (8.99%) PowerShell
30 930 (8.77%) 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
1 992 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 849 (8.01%) MS Exchange
3 365 (3.44%) IIS
4 326 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 320 (3.02%) Skype for Business
6 279 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 240 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 208 (1.96%) CMS
9 146 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 127 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 127 (1.20%) Umbraco
11 108 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
12 103 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 102 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 102 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
14 95 (0.90%) EPiServer
15 90 (0.85%) Confluence
16 66 (0.62%) SAS
17 59 (0.56%) Kentico
18 56 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,625 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 912 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 395 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 219 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 146 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 61 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 53 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 37 (0.35%) SPSS
9 24 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 20 (0.19%) Acrobat
11 19 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
12 18 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 14 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 14 (0.13%) Camtasia
14 9 (0.085%) Stata
15 7 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
16 6 (0.057%) Chatbot
17 5 (0.047%) AutoCAD
18 4 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
18 4 (0.038%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 813 (7.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 332 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 178 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 56 (0.53%) Elite 3E
5 40 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 38 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 36 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 26 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 26 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
9 22 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
10 21 (0.20%) Relativity
11 19 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
11 19 (0.18%) HFM
12 17 (0.16%) Concordance
12 17 (0.16%) Eikon
12 17 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 17 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 15 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.14%) Ringtail
14 12 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 2,467 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,720 (16.22%) Office 365
3 1,053 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
4 471 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
5 431 (4.07%) IaaS
6 365 (3.44%) PaaS
7 364 (3.43%) SaaS
8 197 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 163 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
10 156 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
11 139 (1.31%) Serverless
12 122 (1.15%) OneDrive
13 117 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 89 (0.84%) GitHub
15 71 (0.67%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 65 (0.61%) Mimecast
17 60 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
18 46 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
19 40 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
19 40 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 791 (7.46%) Firewall
2 666 (6.28%) DNS
3 500 (4.72%) DHCP
4 485 (4.57%) WAN
5 482 (4.55%) LAN
6 430 (4.06%) VPN
7 419 (3.95%) TCP/IP
8 367 (3.46%) SAN
9 271 (2.56%) Skype
10 241 (2.27%) Internet
11 223 (2.10%) VoIP
12 143 (1.35%) Network Security
13 138 (1.30%) Wireless
14 134 (1.26%) VLAN
15 119 (1.12%) Intranet
16 113 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
17 107 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
18 104 (0.98%) NAS
19 95 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
20 83 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,065 (28.91%) SQL Server
2 1,149 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,056 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 792 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
5 691 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 604 (5.70%) Power BI
7 351 (3.31%) Big Data
8 330 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 312 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 269 (2.54%) NoSQL
10 269 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 262 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 204 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 201 (1.90%) MySQL
14 196 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 184 (1.74%) Data Lake
16 148 (1.40%) Oracle Database
17 137 (1.29%) MongoDB
18 126 (1.19%) Hadoop
19 125 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 678 (6.40%) Visual Studio
2 412 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 336 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 331 (3.12%) JIRA
5 221 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 200 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 198 (1.87%) Subversion
8 171 (1.61%) NUnit
9 143 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 118 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 114 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
12 113 (1.07%) Selenium
13 85 (0.80%) Moq
14 62 (0.58%) MSBuild
15 61 (0.58%) MSTest
16 48 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 46 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 42 (0.40%) SpecFlow
19 40 (0.38%) Bitbucket
20 36 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 2,882 (27.18%) Finance
2 909 (8.57%) Advertising
3 590 (5.56%) Banking
4 528 (4.98%) Retail
5 413 (3.90%) Legal
6 402 (3.79%) Law
7 364 (3.43%) Marketing
8 199 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 163 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 147 (1.39%) Games
11 124 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 124 (1.17%) Front Office
12 116 (1.09%) Back Office
13 113 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 62 (0.58%) Publishing
15 58 (0.55%) Billing
16 42 (0.40%) German Language
17 29 (0.27%) French Language
18 23 (0.22%) Retail Banking
19 22 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,565 (24.19%) Developer
2 1,604 (15.13%) Analyst
3 1,035 (9.76%) Consultant
4 1,002 (9.45%) .NET Developer
5 979 (9.23%) Architect
6 758 (7.15%) C# Developer
7 591 (5.57%) Support Analyst
8 571 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 568 (5.36%) Support Engineer
10 451 (4.25%) SQL Developer
11 429 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 373 (3.52%) Desktop Support
13 370 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 355 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
15 345 (3.25%) IT Support
16 331 (3.12%) Senior Developer
17 314 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
18 283 (2.67%) Administrator
19 273 (2.57%) ASP.NET Developer
20 249 (2.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,615 (24.67%) .NET
2 1,334 (12.58%) ASP.NET
3 1,031 (9.72%) HTML
4 896 (8.45%) CSS
5 720 (6.79%) Web Services
6 708 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 690 (6.51%) AngularJS
8 689 (6.50%) .NET Framework
9 509 (4.80%) WCF
10 421 (3.97%) jQuery
11 373 (3.52%) HTML5
12 371 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 371 (3.50%) XML
13 359 (3.39%) WPF
14 300 (2.83%) RESTful
15 266 (2.51%) Node.js
16 265 (2.50%) REST
17 253 (2.39%) Entity Framework
18 240 (2.26%) JSON
19 228 (2.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,009 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 552 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 438 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 429 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
5 380 (3.58%) Data Centre
6 357 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 336 (3.17%) User Experience
8 242 (2.28%) Fintech
9 234 (2.21%) Blackberry
10 188 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 181 (1.71%) Public Cloud
12 174 (1.64%) Hedge funds
13 162 (1.53%) Client/Server
14 151 (1.42%) Replication
15 128 (1.21%) Tandem
16 124 (1.17%) Mobile App
17 118 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
18 117 (1.10%) Clustering
19 106 (1.00%) iPhone
20 92 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3,434 (32.39%) Windows
2 1,371 (12.93%) Windows Server
3 799 (7.54%) Windows 7
4 738 (6.96%) Windows 10
5 690 (6.51%) Linux
6 632 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 596 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 276 (2.60%) Android
9 246 (2.32%) Unix
10 181 (1.71%) Mac OS X
11 159 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 139 (1.31%) Windows 8
13 124 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 102 (0.96%) Mac OS
15 90 (0.85%) Windows XP
16 86 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 68 (0.64%) CentOS
18 57 (0.54%) Ubuntu
19 55 (0.52%) VMS
20 42 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,423 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,339 (12.63%) Business Intelligence
3 1,272 (12.00%) ITIL
4 1,203 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
5 1,078 (10.17%) CRM
6 989 (9.33%) MVC
7 826 (7.79%) Project Management
8 816 (7.70%) Scrum
9 711 (6.71%) Software Engineering
10 691 (6.52%) DevOps
11 679 (6.40%) Migration
12 673 (6.35%) Analytics
13 621 (5.86%) TDD
14 600 (5.66%) ETL
15 588 (5.55%) Presales
16 538 (5.07%) SDLC
17 506 (4.77%) Web Development
18 457 (4.31%) Service Delivery
19 446 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
20 441 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3,247 (30.63%) SQL
2 2,482 (23.41%) C#
3 1,433 (13.52%) JavaScript
4 953 (8.99%) PowerShell
5 913 (8.61%) T-SQL
6 502 (4.73%) Java
7 458 (4.32%) Python
8 199 (1.88%) VB.NET
9 185 (1.74%) C
10 176 (1.66%) VB
11 171 (1.61%) Ruby
12 146 (1.38%) R
12 146 (1.38%) VBA
13 126 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 107 (1.01%) Perl
15 106 (1.00%) C++
15 106 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 101 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 92 (0.87%) VBScript
18 84 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,355 (12.78%) Degree
2 1,021 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 504 (4.75%) MCSE
4 315 (2.97%) MCSA
5 306 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 301 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
7 245 (2.31%) MCP
8 214 (2.02%) CCNA
9 147 (1.39%) MCITP
10 146 (1.38%) PMI Certification
11 131 (1.24%) CISSP
12 120 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 118 (1.11%) CCNP
14 101 (0.95%) Security Cleared
15 96 (0.91%) PMP
16 88 (0.83%) MCSD
17 87 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 81 (0.76%) ISEB
19 80 (0.75%) CISA
19 80 (0.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (4.41%) QA
2 371 (3.50%) SLA
3 171 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 164 (1.55%) PMO
5 160 (1.51%) GDPR
6 148 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 76 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 29 (0.27%) MiFID
10 28 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
11 22 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 21 (0.20%) COBIT
13 13 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 12 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.11%) WAI
15 8 (0.075%) GCP
16 6 (0.057%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.047%) PMBOK
18 4 (0.038%) OIPF
System Software
1 2,313 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 930 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 544 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 253 (2.39%) XenApp
5 203 (1.91%) vSphere
6 161 (1.52%) Docker
7 146 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 144 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 129 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
10 112 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 85 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 55 (0.52%) BitLocker
13 49 (0.46%) Xen
14 41 (0.39%) VMware NSX
15 38 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
16 37 (0.35%) XenServer
17 34 (0.32%) DFS Replication
18 32 (0.30%) Terminal Services
19 26 (0.25%) Firmware
20 22 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 603 (5.69%) SCCM
2 178 (1.68%) Puppet
3 136 (1.28%) SCOM
4 126 (1.19%) Ansible
5 120 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 117 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 84 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 84 (0.79%) WSUS
8 79 (0.75%) AirWatch
9 75 (0.71%) Terraform
10 74 (0.70%) Kubernetes
11 69 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
12 67 (0.63%) SCOrch
13 58 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
14 57 (0.54%) vCenter Server
15 52 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
16 49 (0.46%) SCVMM
17 44 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 38 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
18 38 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,464 (13.81%) VMware
2 843 (7.95%) Citrix
3 767 (7.23%) Cisco
4 734 (6.92%) Oracle
5 406 (3.83%) Google
6 399 (3.76%) HP
7 323 (3.05%) Apple
8 308 (2.91%) Tableau
9 221 (2.08%) SAP
10 194 (1.83%) IBM
11 186 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
12 173 (1.63%) NetApp
13 156 (1.47%) EMC
14 154 (1.45%) Dell
15 150 (1.41%) Sitecore
16 143 (1.35%) Veeam
17 141 (1.33%) iManage
18 120 (1.13%) Adobe
19 102 (0.96%) Red Hat
20 98 (0.92%) CheckPoint