Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,554 9,653 10,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.20% 14.53% 14.30%
As % of the Vendors category 34.24% 34.64% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,249 7,965 8,932
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%
10th Percentile £27,950 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22,063 27,870 32,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.46% 41.96% 43.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17,183 21,885 24,577
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 1,757 £52,500 - 365
South London +2 412 £55,000 +27.91% 55
West London -2 331 £47,500 -5.00% 175
East London +6 111 £45,000 +7.14% 71
North London 0 61 £40,000 -20.00% 32
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 2,733 (36.18%) Azure
2 2,626 (34.76%) Windows
3 2,124 (28.12%) SQL Server
4 1,996 (26.42%) Office 365
5 1,960 (25.95%) Active Directory
6 1,957 (25.91%) SQL
7 1,946 (25.76%) Finance
8 1,714 (22.69%) C#
9 1,713 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
10 1,711 (22.65%) .NET
11 1,381 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
12 1,116 (14.77%) Windows Server
13 986 (13.05%) AWS
14 978 (12.95%) ITIL
15 976 (12.92%) JavaScript
16 974 (12.89%) VMware
17 952 (12.60%) PowerShell
18 929 (12.30%) Windows 10
19 901 (11.93%) ASP.NET
20 895 (11.85%) DevOps
21 859 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
22 843 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
23 772 (10.22%) Degree
24 766 (10.14%) MVC
25 741 (9.81%) SharePoint
26 714 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
27 692 (9.16%) Power Platform
28 649 (8.59%) SCCM
29 646 (8.55%) HTML
30 628 (8.31%) DNS

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
1 741 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 557 (7.37%) MS Exchange
3 285 (3.77%) Skype for Business
4 269 (3.56%) IIS
5 161 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 155 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 128 (1.69%) CMS
8 100 (1.32%) Confluence
9 88 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 81 (1.07%) EPiServer
11 74 (0.98%) Apache Spark
12 71 (0.94%) Apache
13 57 (0.75%) Tomcat
14 50 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
15 48 (0.64%) Umbraco
16 42 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
17 38 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
18 30 (0.40%) OpenStack
18 30 (0.40%) SAS
18 30 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1,381 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
2 714 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 291 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 144 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 98 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.50%) AutoCAD
8 28 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 13 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 10 (0.13%) SPSS
12 9 (0.12%) InVision
12 9 (0.12%) Sketch
13 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.079%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.079%) InDesign
15 5 (0.066%) Adobe XD
16 4 (0.053%) Camtasia
16 4 (0.053%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 291 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 184 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 42 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 37 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 27 (0.36%) Magento
7 21 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
8 18 (0.24%) Elite 3E
8 18 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 16 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
10 15 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (0.17%) Documaker
11 13 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
12 11 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 11 (0.15%) thinkFolio
13 9 (0.12%) FastStats
14 8 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
14 8 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
14 8 (0.11%) Temenos T24
15 7 (0.093%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,733 (36.18%) Azure
2 1,996 (26.42%) Office 365
3 986 (13.05%) AWS
4 692 (9.16%) Power Platform
5 335 (4.43%) SaaS
6 319 (4.22%) Dynamics 365
7 304 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 277 (3.67%) PaaS
9 231 (3.06%) IaaS
10 175 (2.32%) OneDrive
11 151 (2.00%) GCP
12 142 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
13 140 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
14 129 (1.71%) PowerApps
15 112 (1.48%) Serverless
16 81 (1.07%) Mimecast
17 55 (0.73%) Microsoft Flow
18 52 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
19 51 (0.68%) Azure Functions
20 50 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 628 (8.31%) DNS
2 529 (7.00%) Firewall
3 520 (6.88%) DHCP
4 391 (5.18%) LAN
5 368 (4.87%) TCP/IP
6 352 (4.66%) WAN
7 339 (4.49%) Skype
8 241 (3.19%) Internet
9 235 (3.11%) VPN
10 230 (3.04%) SAN
11 196 (2.59%) VoIP
12 175 (2.32%) Wireless
13 105 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
14 95 (1.26%) Network Security
15 86 (1.14%) VLAN
16 80 (1.06%) Unified Communications
17 71 (0.94%) NAS
18 70 (0.93%) NetScaler
19 68 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
20 62 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,124 (28.12%) SQL Server
2 610 (8.08%) Power BI
3 588 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 541 (7.16%) Data Warehouse
5 537 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 394 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 240 (3.18%) SQL Server 2016
8 236 (3.12%) Big Data
9 217 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 206 (2.73%) NoSQL
11 195 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 190 (2.52%) Relational Database
13 165 (2.18%) Data Lake
14 140 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 129 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
16 118 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
17 117 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
18 91 (1.20%) MongoDB
19 87 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 85 (1.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 345 (4.57%) Visual Studio
2 310 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 281 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 259 (3.43%) JIRA
5 144 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 133 (1.76%) Jenkins
7 116 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 102 (1.35%) Selenium
9 97 (1.28%) NUnit
10 92 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 67 (0.89%) SpecFlow
12 58 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 57 (0.75%) MSI
14 48 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
15 34 (0.45%) Postman
16 33 (0.44%) Bitbucket
17 32 (0.42%) MSTest
17 32 (0.42%) Subversion
18 30 (0.40%) InstallShield
18 30 (0.40%) Moq
General
1 1,946 (25.76%) Finance
2 375 (4.96%) Banking
3 298 (3.94%) Marketing
4 289 (3.83%) Law
5 256 (3.39%) Retail
6 228 (3.02%) Legal
7 172 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 147 (1.95%) Public Sector
9 137 (1.81%) Advertising
10 99 (1.31%) Front Office
11 82 (1.09%) Billing
12 77 (1.02%) Back Office
13 62 (0.82%) Investment Banking
14 52 (0.69%) Games
14 52 (0.69%) Publishing
15 40 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.48%) Manufacturing
17 32 (0.42%) Local Government
18 29 (0.38%) French Language
19 24 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,555 (20.59%) Developer
2 1,179 (15.61%) Analyst
3 576 (7.63%) .NET Developer
4 548 (7.25%) Architect
5 534 (7.07%) Support Engineer
6 523 (6.92%) Consultant
7 494 (6.54%) Support Analyst
8 441 (5.84%) IT Support
9 364 (4.82%) C# Developer
10 346 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 282 (3.73%) Senior Developer
12 268 (3.55%) IT Analyst
13 261 (3.46%) IT Engineer
14 260 (3.44%) Administrator
15 244 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
16 237 (3.14%) SQL Developer
17 227 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
18 220 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
19 210 (2.78%) Desktop Support
20 196 (2.59%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,711 (22.65%) .NET
2 901 (11.93%) ASP.NET
3 646 (8.55%) HTML
4 528 (6.99%) AngularJS
5 522 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 480 (6.35%) CSS
7 459 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 452 (5.98%) .NET Framework
9 317 (4.20%) .NET Core
10 316 (4.18%) Web Services
11 281 (3.72%) RESTful
12 264 (3.49%) REST
13 241 (3.19%) XML
14 239 (3.16%) React
15 200 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 194 (2.57%) jQuery
17 186 (2.46%) HTML5
18 181 (2.40%) WCF
19 176 (2.33%) Entity Framework
20 171 (2.26%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 597 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 382 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 310 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 293 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
5 232 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 184 (2.44%) User Experience
7 140 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 133 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
9 107 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 107 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 96 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 85 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 82 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 81 (1.07%) iPhone
13 81 (1.07%) Mobile App
14 76 (1.01%) Clustering
15 70 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 65 (0.86%) Private Cloud
16 65 (0.86%) Replication
17 64 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,626 (34.76%) Windows
2 1,116 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 929 (12.30%) Windows 10
4 526 (6.96%) Windows 7
5 489 (6.47%) Linux
6 423 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 273 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 209 (2.77%) Android
9 153 (2.03%) Unix
10 152 (2.01%) Apple iOS
11 105 (1.39%) Mac OS
12 103 (1.36%) Windows 8
13 73 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 67 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 66 (0.87%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.41%) Solaris
17 30 (0.40%) CentOS
18 29 (0.38%) VMS
19 22 (0.29%) Ubuntu
20 18 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,713 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
2 978 (12.95%) ITIL
3 895 (11.85%) DevOps
4 859 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
5 843 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
6 766 (10.14%) MVC
7 592 (7.84%) Scrum
8 568 (7.52%) Analytics
9 567 (7.51%) Project Management
10 565 (7.48%) Migration
11 494 (6.54%) CRM
12 492 (6.51%) TDD
13 444 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 415 (5.49%) Mentoring
15 392 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
16 385 (5.10%) Fintech
17 379 (5.02%) ETL
18 371 (4.91%) Microservices
19 326 (4.32%) Software Engineering
20 323 (4.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,957 (25.91%) SQL
2 1,714 (22.69%) C#
3 976 (12.92%) JavaScript
4 952 (12.60%) PowerShell
5 552 (7.31%) T-SQL
6 467 (6.18%) Python
7 455 (6.02%) Java
8 155 (2.05%) Bash Shell
9 134 (1.77%) VB
10 131 (1.73%) R
11 118 (1.56%) PHP
11 118 (1.56%) VBA
12 116 (1.54%) C
13 112 (1.48%) C++
14 103 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 96 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 92 (1.22%) Ruby
17 82 (1.09%) Perl
18 78 (1.03%) TypeScript
19 66 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 772 (10.22%) Degree
2 624 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 294 (3.89%) MCSE
4 224 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
5 201 (2.66%) MCSA
6 149 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 146 (1.93%) CCNA
8 132 (1.75%) MCP
9 106 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 105 (1.39%) Security Cleared
11 102 (1.35%) CCNP
12 82 (1.09%) MCITP
13 71 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 65 (0.86%) SC Cleared
15 63 (0.83%) CISSP
16 47 (0.62%) PMP
17 42 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 41 (0.54%) AWS Certification
19 39 (0.52%) CCIE
19 39 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (5.56%) SLA
2 271 (3.59%) QA
3 111 (1.47%) GDPR
4 107 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 101 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 57 (0.75%) PMO
7 33 (0.44%) NIST
8 28 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.19%) COBIT
9 14 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.11%) WAI
11 7 (0.093%) NCSC
12 6 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.066%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.066%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 4 (0.053%) ITGC
15 3 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.026%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,960 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 607 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 398 (5.27%) Hyper-V
4 249 (3.30%) Docker
5 248 (3.28%) XenApp
6 189 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 174 (2.30%) vSphere
8 107 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 64 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (0.49%) BitLocker
12 32 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
13 28 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
14 26 (0.34%) Firmware
14 26 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
15 24 (0.32%) NFS
15 24 (0.32%) Xen
16 18 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 17 (0.23%) Terminal Services
18 16 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 649 (8.59%) SCCM
2 280 (3.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 212 (2.81%) Terraform
4 201 (2.66%) Ansible
5 161 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 115 (1.52%) Puppet
7 114 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
8 77 (1.02%) WSUS
9 63 (0.83%) SCOM
10 62 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 59 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 35 (0.46%) SCVMM
13 26 (0.34%) AirWatch
14 25 (0.33%) XenMobile
15 24 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (0.28%) Automic
16 21 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
16 21 (0.28%) Grafana
16 21 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
17 20 (0.26%) EnCase
Vendors
1 974 (12.89%) VMware
2 619 (8.19%) Citrix
3 538 (7.12%) Cisco
4 462 (6.12%) Oracle
5 241 (3.19%) Google
6 222 (2.94%) Apple
7 205 (2.71%) Tableau
8 190 (2.52%) HP
9 156 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 154 (2.04%) SAP
11 143 (1.89%) ServiceNow
12 124 (1.64%) Dell
13 100 (1.32%) Adobe
14 90 (1.19%) Veeam
15 88 (1.16%) IBM
16 84 (1.11%) NetApp
17 83 (1.10%) Sophos
18 78 (1.03%) Databricks
19 76 (1.01%) Meraki
19 76 (1.01%) Splunk