Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,612 2,590 7,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 11.21% 13.39% 13.99%
As % of the Vendors category 30.24% 35.95% 34.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,388 2,244 6,354
10th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,000 £46,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.77%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 18,560 7,204 22,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 37.09% 37.23% 40.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,944 5,814 17,472
10th Percentile £37,084 £40,000 £31,750
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £105,875 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,700 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.42% +7.40% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -1 934 £60,000 -4.00% 379
West London -20 199 £47,500 -17.39% 120
South London +7 150 £50,000 -13.04% 43
East London +10 92 £47,000 +17.50% 106
North London +1 26 £31,500 -30.00% 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,705 (48.20%) Azure
2 1,579 (28.14%) Social Skills
3 1,526 (27.19%) SQL
4 1,484 (26.44%) Finance
5 1,454 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
6 1,401 (24.96%) Microsoft 365
7 1,385 (24.68%) Windows
8 1,163 (20.72%) SQL Server
9 1,125 (20.05%) Active Directory
10 1,040 (18.53%) .NET
11 1,017 (18.12%) DevOps
12 1,000 (17.82%) C#
13 934 (16.64%) Microsoft Office
14 865 (15.41%) AWS
15 851 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
16 830 (14.79%) Power Platform
17 780 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
18 688 (12.26%) ITIL
19 656 (11.69%) PowerShell
20 649 (11.56%) Degree
21 644 (11.48%) Power BI
22 621 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
23 620 (11.05%) JavaScript
24 593 (10.57%) Analytics
25 584 (10.41%) Python
26 563 (10.03%) SharePoint
27 556 (9.91%) Microsoft Excel
28 542 (9.66%) Windows Server
29 498 (8.87%) Project Management
30 482 (8.59%) VMware

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
1 563 (10.03%) SharePoint
2 204 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 153 (2.73%) IIS
4 132 (2.35%) Confluence
5 125 (2.23%) CMS
6 68 (1.21%) Apache Spark
7 66 (1.18%) Apache
8 51 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 49 (0.87%) nginx
10 42 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 40 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 39 (0.69%) SAS
13 30 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 23 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 21 (0.37%) WordPress
16 20 (0.36%) Drupal
17 18 (0.32%) Umbraco
18 16 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
18 16 (0.29%) Appian
19 15 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 934 (16.64%) Microsoft Office
2 556 (9.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 244 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 123 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 112 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.43%) InDesign
8 23 (0.41%) Acrobat
9 22 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (0.36%) Chatbot
11 14 (0.25%) AutoCAD
11 14 (0.25%) Photoshop
12 9 (0.16%) Sketch
13 8 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.12%) Revit
15 6 (0.11%) Adobe XD
16 5 (0.089%) Figma
16 5 (0.089%) InVision
17 4 (0.071%) iWork
17 4 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 191 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 30 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 28 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
6 26 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 26 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 19 (0.34%) Sentinel
8 17 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 16 (0.29%) IBM Planning Analytics
10 15 (0.27%) MetaTrader
10 15 (0.27%) SAP Business One
11 13 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
13 9 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (0.16%) Primavera
13 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 8 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
15 7 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2,705 (48.20%) Azure
2 1,401 (24.96%) Microsoft 365
3 865 (15.41%) AWS
4 830 (14.79%) Power Platform
5 410 (7.31%) SaaS
6 393 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 352 (6.27%) Dynamics 365
8 349 (6.22%) GCP
9 331 (5.90%) PaaS
10 290 (5.17%) IaaS
11 207 (3.69%) Azure Data Factory
12 206 (3.67%) PowerApps
13 191 (3.40%) Serverless
14 174 (3.10%) Power Automate
15 139 (2.48%) OneDrive
16 101 (1.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 99 (1.76%) Azure Logic Apps
18 92 (1.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 91 (1.62%) GitHub
20 85 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 408 (7.27%) Firewall
2 296 (5.27%) DNS
3 235 (4.19%) WAN
4 222 (3.96%) DHCP
5 220 (3.92%) VPN
6 219 (3.90%) LAN
7 203 (3.62%) TCP/IP
8 123 (2.19%) HTTP
9 119 (2.12%) SAN
10 103 (1.84%) Network Security
11 87 (1.55%) VoIP
12 84 (1.50%) Wireless
13 83 (1.48%) Internet
14 69 (1.23%) Unified Communications
15 67 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
16 55 (0.98%) Intranet
17 52 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
18 51 (0.91%) Skype
19 48 (0.86%) WebEx
20 45 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,163 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 644 (11.48%) Power BI
3 419 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
4 319 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 310 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 248 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 226 (4.03%) Tableau
8 224 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 175 (3.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 175 (3.12%) Data Lake
10 164 (2.92%) Relational Database
11 145 (2.58%) MongoDB
12 134 (2.39%) Big Data
13 127 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
14 94 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 88 (1.57%) MySQL
16 73 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
17 72 (1.28%) RDBMS
18 68 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 67 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 375 (6.68%) Git (software)
2 291 (5.19%) JIRA
3 185 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 161 (2.87%) TeamCity
5 154 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 130 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 85 (1.51%) GitLab
8 67 (1.19%) Maven
9 65 (1.16%) Selenium
10 64 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 53 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 47 (0.84%) NUnit
13 43 (0.77%) Cypress.io
13 43 (0.77%) Postman
13 43 (0.77%) webpack
14 41 (0.73%) SpecFlow
15 36 (0.64%) git-flow
15 36 (0.64%) JMeter
16 35 (0.62%) gulp
17 34 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 1,579 (28.14%) Social Skills
2 1,484 (26.44%) Finance
3 621 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
4 293 (5.22%) Retail
5 277 (4.94%) Marketing
6 255 (4.54%) Banking
7 254 (4.53%) Law
8 252 (4.49%) Legal
9 204 (3.64%) Presentation Skills
10 170 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
11 150 (2.67%) Telecoms
12 139 (2.48%) Public Sector
13 134 (2.39%) Advertising
14 119 (2.12%) Manufacturing
15 100 (1.78%) Games
16 84 (1.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 76 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
18 69 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 58 (1.03%) Front Office
20 53 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,071 (19.08%) Developer
2 716 (12.76%) Analyst
3 526 (9.37%) Architect
4 345 (6.15%) .NET Developer
5 270 (4.81%) Consultant
6 240 (4.28%) Support Engineer
7 236 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 232 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
9 227 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 215 (3.83%) IT Support
11 213 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
12 194 (3.46%) C# Developer
13 193 (3.44%) Project Manager
14 188 (3.35%) Support Analyst
15 187 (3.33%) Software Engineer
16 153 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
17 144 (2.57%) Administrator
18 135 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
19 133 (2.37%) Data Engineer
20 126 (2.25%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,040 (18.53%) .NET
2 405 (7.22%) .NET Core
3 367 (6.54%) React
4 356 (6.34%) HTML
5 331 (5.90%) REST
6 326 (5.81%) ASP.NET
6 326 (5.81%) CSS
7 299 (5.33%) AngularJS
8 274 (4.88%) Web Services
9 267 (4.76%) .NET Framework
10 193 (3.44%) Node.js
11 189 (3.37%) RESTful
12 171 (3.05%) COM
13 164 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 155 (2.76%) HTML5
15 147 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 104 (1.85%) jQuery
17 103 (1.84%) JSON
18 101 (1.80%) Vue.js
19 100 (1.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 290 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 218 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
3 186 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 177 (3.15%) Public Cloud
5 166 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
6 160 (2.85%) User Experience
7 100 (1.78%) Virtual Team
8 90 (1.60%) Cloud Native
9 87 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 76 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 74 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 63 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 61 (1.09%) Social Media
14 54 (0.96%) Data Structures
15 53 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 52 (0.93%) Clustering
17 50 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 50 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
18 48 (0.86%) iPhone
19 47 (0.84%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,385 (24.68%) Windows
2 542 (9.66%) Windows Server
3 460 (8.20%) Windows 10
4 426 (7.59%) Linux
5 156 (2.78%) Android
6 126 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 125 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 108 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 100 (1.78%) Unix
9 100 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 93 (1.66%) Mac OS
11 69 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 68 (1.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 55 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 44 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.39%) VMS
17 10 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (0.16%) Debian
18 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,454 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,017 (18.12%) DevOps
3 851 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
4 780 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
5 688 (12.26%) ITIL
6 593 (10.57%) Analytics
7 498 (8.87%) Project Management
8 426 (7.59%) Software Engineering
9 414 (7.38%) Migration
10 412 (7.34%) Scrum
11 394 (7.02%) Mentoring
12 380 (6.77%) Microservices
13 376 (6.70%) CRM
14 347 (6.18%) Computer Science
15 342 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 340 (6.06%) Service Delivery
17 337 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 337 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 334 (5.95%) SDLC
19 333 (5.93%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,526 (27.19%) SQL
2 1,000 (17.82%) C#
3 656 (11.69%) PowerShell
4 620 (11.05%) JavaScript
5 584 (10.41%) Python
6 262 (4.67%) T-SQL
7 240 (4.28%) Java
8 209 (3.72%) TypeScript
9 99 (1.76%) Bash Shell
10 89 (1.59%) Go
11 87 (1.55%) C
12 84 (1.50%) R
13 73 (1.30%) VBA
14 71 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 58 (1.03%) PHP
16 57 (1.02%) Scala
17 47 (0.84%) C++
18 45 (0.80%) VB
19 38 (0.68%) PL/SQL
20 36 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 649 (11.56%) Degree
2 278 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 137 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 127 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (1.64%) MCSE
7 83 (1.48%) CISSP
8 76 (1.35%) MCSA
9 75 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 74 (1.32%) CCNA
11 70 (1.25%) SC Cleared
12 59 (1.05%) MCP
13 41 (0.73%) PMI Certification
14 40 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 39 (0.69%) CISM
15 39 (0.69%) PMP
16 37 (0.66%) AWS Certification
17 36 (0.64%) CCNP
18 32 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
19 31 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (5.26%) QA
2 221 (3.94%) GDPR
3 171 (3.05%) SLA
4 146 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 141 (2.51%) Data Quality
6 79 (1.41%) NIST
7 53 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 53 (0.94%) PMO
8 33 (0.59%) COBIT
9 30 (0.53%) GRC
10 27 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 24 (0.43%) Accessibility
12 20 (0.36%) WCAG
13 15 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.14%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.12%) ITGC
15 7 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.11%) CDISC
16 6 (0.11%) GAAP
16 6 (0.11%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,125 (20.05%) Active Directory
2 358 (6.38%) Docker
3 322 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 206 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 116 (2.07%) vSphere
6 74 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 69 (1.23%) XenApp
8 67 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 62 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 47 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 20 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.23%) KVM
16 10 (0.18%) vCloud
17 9 (0.16%) Firmware
17 9 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 331 (5.90%) Kubernetes
2 281 (5.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 247 (4.40%) SCCM
4 236 (4.21%) Terraform
5 113 (2.01%) Ansible
6 91 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (1.09%) Istio
8 56 (1.00%) Puppet
9 55 (0.98%) Prometheus
10 53 (0.94%) SCOM
11 47 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
12 41 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
13 38 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 28 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
15 27 (0.48%) FortiGate
16 26 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
17 23 (0.41%) CASB
18 22 (0.39%) Kibana
19 20 (0.36%) Grafana
20 19 (0.34%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 482 (8.59%) VMware
2 372 (6.63%) Cisco
3 348 (6.20%) Google
4 291 (5.19%) Citrix
5 265 (4.72%) Oracle
6 221 (3.94%) Apple
7 175 (3.12%) ServiceNow
8 167 (2.98%) Databricks
9 163 (2.90%) SAP
10 145 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
11 117 (2.08%) Adobe
12 98 (1.75%) HP
13 96 (1.71%) IBM
14 76 (1.35%) Dell
15 67 (1.19%) CheckPoint
16 66 (1.18%) Samsung
17 64 (1.14%) Atlassian
18 63 (1.12%) iManage
19 60 (1.07%) Veeam
20 57 (1.02%) Palo Alto