Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9,136 10,405 9,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.58% 14.81% 13.72%
As % of the Vendors category 34.84% 34.46% 32.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7,437 8,934 8,322
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26,222 30,194 29,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.83% 42.97% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 20,435 24,210 24,657
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,925 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 -2 2,028 £55,000 +4.76% 396
West London 0 476 £52,500 +16.67% 194
South London +1 342 £45,500 +13.75% 55
East London +2 115 £47,500 +5.56% 97
North London +7 54 £45,000 - 19
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 3,108 (34.02%) Windows
2 2,781 (30.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,718 (29.75%) SQL Server
4 2,712 (29.68%) SQL
5 2,570 (28.13%) Finance
6 2,317 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
7 2,241 (24.53%) Active Directory
8 2,164 (23.69%) .NET
9 2,056 (22.50%) C#
10 1,681 (18.40%) Office 365
11 1,587 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
12 1,407 (15.40%) Windows Server
13 1,271 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
14 1,251 (13.69%) VMware
15 1,244 (13.62%) ITIL
16 1,227 (13.43%) JavaScript
17 1,144 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
18 1,047 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
19 1,046 (11.45%) PowerShell
20 1,039 (11.37%) Degree
21 1,021 (11.18%) ASP.NET
22 950 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
23 925 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 923 (10.10%) SharePoint
25 891 (9.75%) MVC
26 882 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
27 854 (9.35%) Windows 10
28 847 (9.27%) CRM
29 845 (9.25%) Microsoft Excel
30 831 (9.10%) Firewall

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
1 923 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 809 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 365 (4.00%) IIS
4 259 (2.83%) Skype for Business
5 239 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 165 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 152 (1.66%) CMS
8 138 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 130 (1.42%) Apache
10 124 (1.36%) Confluence
11 116 (1.27%) Apache Spark
12 111 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
13 102 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
14 83 (0.91%) Tomcat
15 78 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
16 57 (0.62%) SAS
17 55 (0.60%) Umbraco
18 48 (0.53%) Apache Solr
19 47 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
20 41 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1,587 (17.37%) Microsoft Office
2 845 (9.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 311 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 241 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 181 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 36 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 36 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 24 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 9 (0.099%) Maple
13 6 (0.066%) InDesign
13 6 (0.066%) SPSS
14 4 (0.044%) 3ds Max
14 4 (0.044%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.044%) Stata
15 3 (0.033%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.033%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 594 (6.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 196 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 40 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 29 (0.32%) Magento
5 29 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 24 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
8 15 (0.16%) thinkFolio
9 14 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 13 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
11 12 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 11 (0.12%) Relativity
12 11 (0.12%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
13 10 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
13 10 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 10 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 2,781 (30.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,681 (18.40%) Office 365
3 1,047 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
4 534 (5.85%) SaaS
5 517 (5.66%) PaaS
6 318 (3.48%) IaaS
7 280 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
8 242 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 214 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 187 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 151 (1.65%) Serverless
12 130 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
13 99 (1.08%) Mimecast
14 73 (0.80%) OneDrive
15 66 (0.72%) GitHub
16 50 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
17 48 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 47 (0.51%) Azure Functions
19 44 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
20 40 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 831 (9.10%) Firewall
2 615 (6.73%) DNS
3 492 (5.39%) LAN
4 451 (4.94%) DHCP
4 451 (4.94%) WAN
5 422 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 358 (3.92%) SAN
7 307 (3.36%) VPN
8 269 (2.94%) Internet
9 258 (2.82%) Skype
10 254 (2.78%) VoIP
11 197 (2.16%) VLAN
12 168 (1.84%) Network Security
13 153 (1.67%) Wireless
14 114 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
15 98 (1.07%) Intranet
16 92 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
17 88 (0.96%) Unified Communications
18 83 (0.91%) iSCSI
19 82 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,718 (29.75%) SQL Server
2 925 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 775 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 757 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
5 575 (6.29%) Power BI
6 513 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 413 (4.52%) Relational Database
8 382 (4.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 304 (3.33%) Big Data
10 286 (3.13%) NoSQL
11 251 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 235 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 210 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 167 (1.83%) Data Lake
15 166 (1.82%) Hadoop
16 148 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
17 143 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 131 (1.43%) RDBMS
19 130 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 126 (1.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 415 (4.54%) Visual Studio
2 362 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 351 (3.84%) Git (software)
4 277 (3.03%) JIRA
5 272 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 203 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 149 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 149 (1.63%) TeamCity
8 112 (1.23%) Selenium
9 85 (0.93%) Subversion
10 66 (0.72%) NUnit
11 56 (0.61%) Bitbucket
12 50 (0.55%) WinDbg
13 39 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 36 (0.39%) Eclipse
15 35 (0.38%) Maven
16 34 (0.37%) WebDriver
17 31 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
17 31 (0.34%) SpecFlow
18 30 (0.33%) GitLab
General
1 2,570 (28.13%) Finance
2 708 (7.75%) Banking
3 437 (4.78%) Retail
4 368 (4.03%) Marketing
5 315 (3.45%) Legal
6 293 (3.21%) Advertising
7 261 (2.86%) Law
8 236 (2.58%) Telecoms
9 161 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 141 (1.54%) Back Office
11 125 (1.37%) Front Office
12 103 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 96 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 68 (0.74%) Publishing
15 51 (0.56%) Games
16 40 (0.44%) Billing
17 36 (0.39%) Electronics
18 34 (0.37%) French Language
19 25 (0.27%) Private Banking
20 24 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,000 (21.89%) Developer
2 1,409 (15.42%) Analyst
3 870 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 836 (9.15%) Architect
5 648 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 598 (6.55%) Support Engineer
7 585 (6.40%) Consultant
8 493 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 484 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 442 (4.84%) Support Analyst
11 364 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
12 358 (3.92%) SQL Developer
13 346 (3.79%) IT Support
14 296 (3.24%) IT Analyst
15 285 (3.12%) Senior Developer
16 282 (3.09%) Administrator
17 259 (2.83%) Service Analyst
18 248 (2.71%) Desktop Support
19 232 (2.54%) Applications Support
20 224 (2.45%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,164 (23.69%) .NET
2 1,021 (11.18%) ASP.NET
3 794 (8.69%) HTML
4 707 (7.74%) AngularJS
5 698 (7.64%) CSS
6 597 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 569 (6.23%) Web Services
8 562 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 480 (5.25%) .NET Framework
10 308 (3.37%) RESTful
11 302 (3.31%) jQuery
12 280 (3.06%) .NET Core
13 274 (3.00%) XML
14 244 (2.67%) JSON
15 232 (2.54%) WCF
16 223 (2.44%) Entity Framework
17 221 (2.42%) React
18 200 (2.19%) HTML5
18 200 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 195 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 950 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 411 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 394 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
4 392 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 364 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 278 (3.04%) Fintech
7 202 (2.21%) User Experience
8 199 (2.18%) Public Cloud
9 192 (2.10%) Clustering
10 158 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 142 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
12 136 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 128 (1.40%) Hedge funds
14 127 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 127 (1.39%) Replication
15 116 (1.27%) Mobile App
16 114 (1.25%) Tandem
17 95 (1.04%) PKI
18 91 (1.00%) Virtual Team
19 78 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3,108 (34.02%) Windows
2 1,407 (15.40%) Windows Server
3 854 (9.35%) Windows 10
4 721 (7.89%) Linux
5 705 (7.72%) Windows 7
6 579 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 541 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 211 (2.31%) Unix
9 182 (1.99%) Windows 8
10 153 (1.67%) Android
11 127 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 123 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 102 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 94 (1.03%) Mac OS X
15 83 (0.91%) Mac OS
16 78 (0.85%) CentOS
17 67 (0.73%) Windows XP
18 38 (0.42%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
20 17 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,317 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,271 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
3 1,244 (13.62%) ITIL
4 1,144 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
5 891 (9.75%) MVC
6 847 (9.27%) CRM
7 785 (8.59%) Scrum
8 749 (8.20%) DevOps
9 738 (8.08%) Project Management
10 699 (7.65%) Migration
11 684 (7.49%) Analytics
12 605 (6.62%) Software Engineering
13 573 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 549 (6.01%) Computer Science
14 549 (6.01%) ETL
15 537 (5.88%) SDLC
16 534 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
17 504 (5.52%) TDD
18 490 (5.36%) Presales
19 486 (5.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,712 (29.68%) SQL
2 2,056 (22.50%) C#
3 1,227 (13.43%) JavaScript
4 1,046 (11.45%) PowerShell
5 729 (7.98%) T-SQL
6 549 (6.01%) Python
7 493 (5.40%) Java
8 170 (1.86%) R
9 147 (1.61%) VBA
10 120 (1.31%) VB
11 116 (1.27%) VBScript
12 114 (1.25%) C
13 109 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 107 (1.17%) C++
15 96 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 96 (1.05%) PHP
16 71 (0.78%) Ruby
17 68 (0.74%) TypeScript
18 66 (0.72%) PL/SQL
19 59 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,039 (11.37%) Degree
2 786 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 408 (4.47%) MCSE
4 307 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 303 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 205 (2.24%) MCSA
7 195 (2.13%) CCNA
8 194 (2.12%) Security Cleared
9 161 (1.76%) CCNP
10 153 (1.67%) MCP
11 141 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 137 (1.50%) SC Cleared
13 105 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
14 98 (1.07%) CISSP
15 69 (0.76%) PMI Certification
16 68 (0.74%) CCIE
17 67 (0.73%) PMP
18 60 (0.66%) ISEB
19 56 (0.61%) MCDST
20 50 (0.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (4.13%) QA
2 305 (3.34%) SLA
3 201 (2.20%) GDPR
4 156 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 116 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (1.02%) PMO
7 53 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 35 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 31 (0.34%) COBIT
10 26 (0.28%) HIPAA
11 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.099%) MiFID
14 7 (0.077%) IFRS
14 7 (0.077%) IFRS 9
15 6 (0.066%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.055%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.055%) PMBOK
17 4 (0.044%) FINRA
System Software
1 2,241 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 882 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 541 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 274 (3.00%) XenApp
5 220 (2.41%) Docker
6 198 (2.17%) vSphere
7 153 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 147 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 90 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 79 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 67 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
12 62 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 52 (0.57%) XenServer
14 50 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
15 38 (0.42%) DFS Replication
16 37 (0.40%) Terminal Services
17 33 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 29 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
19 24 (0.26%) NFS
20 16 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 619 (6.78%) SCCM
2 257 (2.81%) Puppet
3 216 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 209 (2.29%) Ansible
5 174 (1.90%) SCOM
6 161 (1.76%) Kubernetes
7 144 (1.58%) Terraform
8 130 (1.42%) Backup Exec
8 130 (1.42%) Nagios
9 118 (1.29%) WSUS
10 84 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
11 74 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
12 66 (0.72%) Perfmon
13 65 (0.71%) vCenter Server
14 64 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
15 60 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
16 53 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
17 51 (0.56%) SCOrch
18 38 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
18 38 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,251 (13.69%) VMware
2 759 (8.31%) Cisco
3 698 (7.64%) Citrix
4 647 (7.08%) Oracle
5 430 (4.71%) HP
6 338 (3.70%) Google
7 261 (2.86%) Tableau
8 243 (2.66%) SAP
9 237 (2.59%) Dell
10 224 (2.45%) IBM
11 204 (2.23%) Apple
12 199 (2.18%) NetApp
13 176 (1.93%) EMC
14 134 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
15 127 (1.39%) Splunk
16 124 (1.36%) Red Hat
17 121 (1.32%) Adobe
18 115 (1.26%) Symantec
19 113 (1.24%) Veeam
20 111 (1.21%) CheckPoint