The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13932 16292 17727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.49% 16.11% 16.81%
As % of the Vendors category 35.68% 35.32% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11820 13997 14695
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Microsoft
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39049 46128 49921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 43.41% 45.63% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31734 38226 39883
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in England

Microsoft
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 4918 £50,000 +5.26% 541
South East -3 3035 £42,000 +5.00% 339
West Midlands +4 1130 £35,000 -6.66% 165
North West -2 1065 £38,500 +10.00% 188
South West +3 1046 £35,000 -6.66% 112
Yorkshire -1 1011 £37,500 - 134
East of England 0 962 £41,000 +2.50% 140
East Midlands +3 531 £39,750 +13.57% 86
North East +14 184 £36,000 +12.50% 38
Midlands -7 8 £42,500 -34.61% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10946 (37.96%) MS Excel
2 10891 (37.77%) Windows
3 9842 (34.13%) SQL Server
4 8655 (30.02%) SQL
5 7900 (27.40%) .NET
6 6985 (24.22%) C#
7 6814 (23.63%) Active Directory
8 5682 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5579 (19.35%) Finance
10 5212 (18.08%) VMware
11 5019 (17.41%) MS Office
12 4906 (17.01%) Windows Server
13 4459 (15.46%) ITIL
14 4321 (14.99%) ASP.NET
15 3949 (13.70%) JavaScript
16 3759 (13.04%) Degree
17 3750 (13.01%) MVC
18 3575 (12.40%) MS Exchange
19 3506 (12.16%) HTML
19 3506 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
20 3455 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
21 3048 (10.57%) Cisco
22 3046 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
23 2895 (10.04%) CSS
24 2833 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
25 2793 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
26 2720 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
27 2718 (9.43%) SharePoint
28 2632 (9.13%) Office 365
29 2601 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 3575 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 2718 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 1749 (6.07%) IIS
4 1455 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1093 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 912 (3.16%) Skype for Business
7 667 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 537 (1.86%) CMS
9 466 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 431 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 349 (1.21%) Apache
12 309 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 261 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
14 251 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
15 214 (0.74%) Tomcat
16 205 (0.71%) WebSphere
17 195 (0.68%) JBoss
18 167 (0.58%) Umbraco
19 165 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
20 154 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10946 (37.96%) MS Excel
2 5019 (17.41%) MS Office
3 1135 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 697 (2.42%) MS Project
5 603 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 106 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 102 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 56 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 47 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 38 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 36 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 32 (0.11%) SPSS
13 23 (0.080%) AutoCAD
14 22 (0.076%) HipChat
15 15 (0.052%) Fireworks
15 15 (0.052%) InDesign
16 12 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
17 9 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
17 9 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
18 6 (0.021%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1401 (4.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 584 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 281 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 101 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 100 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 61 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 43 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
8 42 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 40 (0.14%) assyst
9 40 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 39 (0.14%) Infor M3
11 37 (0.13%) SAP Business One
12 36 (0.12%) SAP ERP
13 33 (0.11%) Visualfiles
14 31 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
15 29 (0.10%) Maximo
15 29 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
16 27 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
17 25 (0.087%) Cognos TM1
17 25 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3046 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2632 (9.13%) Office 365
3 1300 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 658 (2.28%) SaaS
5 416 (1.44%) IaaS
6 356 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 352 (1.22%) PaaS
8 167 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 105 (0.36%) GitHub
10 94 (0.33%) Mimecast
11 90 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 82 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 76 (0.26%) Google Analytics
14 71 (0.25%) Yammer
15 64 (0.22%) iTunes
16 61 (0.21%) Google Apps
17 58 (0.20%) OneDrive
18 55 (0.19%) Amazon S3
19 35 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 28 (0.097%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2510 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2010 (6.97%) DNS
3 1624 (5.63%) WAN
4 1605 (5.57%) SAN
5 1580 (5.48%) LAN
6 1545 (5.36%) TCP/IP
7 1413 (4.90%) DHCP
8 1211 (4.20%) VPN
9 808 (2.80%) VoIP
10 805 (2.79%) Internet
11 601 (2.08%) Wireless
12 447 (1.55%) Network Security
13 430 (1.49%) Skype
14 389 (1.35%) VLAN
15 366 (1.27%) Intranet
16 346 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
17 316 (1.10%) NAS
18 298 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
19 270 (0.94%) HTTP
20 262 (0.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9842 (34.13%) SQL Server
2 2601 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2375 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1770 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1423 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1413 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1343 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1164 (4.04%) Relational Database
9 937 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 712 (2.47%) MySQL
11 624 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 455 (1.58%) Power BI
13 393 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 381 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 369 (1.28%) Big Data
16 329 (1.14%) NoSQL
17 315 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 306 (1.06%) MongoDB
19 295 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
20 292 (1.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1732 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1680 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 717 (2.49%) Git (software)
4 578 (2.00%) JIRA
5 571 (1.98%) Selenium
6 488 (1.69%) Subversion
7 411 (1.43%) NUnit
8 396 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 310 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 218 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 216 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
12 213 (0.74%) SpecFlow
13 169 (0.59%) Moq
14 152 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 143 (0.50%) SoapUI
16 134 (0.46%) Cucumber
17 115 (0.40%) MSTest
18 113 (0.39%) WebDriver
19 91 (0.32%) Jasmine
20 68 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5579 (19.35%) Finance
2 1140 (3.95%) Banking
3 1102 (3.82%) Retail
4 1008 (3.50%) Marketing
5 964 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 909 (3.15%) Legal
7 709 (2.46%) Advertising
8 705 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 593 (2.06%) Law
10 399 (1.38%) Back Office
11 286 (0.99%) Games
12 254 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 201 (0.70%) Front Office
13 201 (0.70%) Publishing
14 198 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
15 174 (0.60%) Electronics
16 159 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 159 (0.55%) German Language
17 152 (0.53%) French Language
18 150 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7322 (25.39%) Developer
2 5248 (18.20%) Analyst
3 3518 (12.20%) .NET Developer
4 2805 (9.73%) C# Developer
5 2197 (7.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 2108 (7.31%) Support Engineer
7 1822 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 1665 (5.77%) Consultant
9 1402 (4.86%) Architect
10 1382 (4.79%) IT Support
11 1375 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1356 (4.70%) SQL Developer
13 1277 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
14 1194 (4.14%) Administrator
15 1151 (3.99%) Senior Developer
16 1086 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 932 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
18 925 (3.21%) Service Analyst
19 901 (3.12%) Software Developer
20 893 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7900 (27.40%) .NET
2 4321 (14.99%) ASP.NET
3 3506 (12.16%) HTML
4 2895 (10.04%) CSS
5 2388 (8.28%) Web Services
6 2321 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2109 (7.31%) jQuery
8 2008 (6.96%) .NET Framework
9 1698 (5.89%) XML
10 1477 (5.12%) WCF
11 1453 (5.04%) AngularJS
12 1212 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1172 (4.06%) HTML5
14 879 (3.05%) Entity Framework
15 679 (2.35%) WPF
16 667 (2.31%) Ajax
17 613 (2.13%) CSS3
18 605 (2.10%) SOAP
19 568 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 550 (1.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2720 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1543 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 1450 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 1137 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 663 (2.30%) Blackberry
6 647 (2.24%) Clustering
7 569 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 540 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 532 (1.84%) User Experience
10 514 (1.78%) Replication
11 431 (1.49%) Mathematics
12 407 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 336 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 334 (1.16%) iPad
15 330 (1.14%) Visualisation
16 272 (0.94%) iPhone
17 255 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
18 251 (0.87%) Smartphone
19 247 (0.86%) NHS
20 232 (0.80%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10891 (37.77%) Windows
2 4906 (17.01%) Windows Server
3 2833 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2793 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2542 (8.82%) Linux
6 2375 (8.24%) Windows 7
7 1262 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1061 (3.68%) Windows 8
9 1049 (3.64%) Unix
10 938 (3.25%) Windows 10
11 563 (1.95%) Windows XP
12 514 (1.78%) Android
13 426 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 412 (1.43%) Apple iOS
15 393 (1.36%) Mac OS X
16 223 (0.77%) Solaris
17 183 (0.63%) CentOS
18 162 (0.56%) Windows Vista
19 134 (0.46%) Windows Phone
20 127 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5682 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4459 (15.46%) ITIL
3 3750 (13.01%) MVC
4 2443 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
5 2367 (8.21%) Project Management
6 2255 (7.82%) CRM
7 2041 (7.08%) Scrum
8 1599 (5.55%) Web Development
9 1576 (5.47%) TDD
10 1388 (4.81%) SDLC
11 1376 (4.77%) Mentoring
12 1301 (4.51%) PRINCE2
13 1275 (4.42%) Service Delivery
14 1242 (4.31%) Software Engineering
15 1213 (4.21%) OO
16 1058 (3.67%) ETL
17 1047 (3.63%) Migration
18 1030 (3.57%) Presales
19 979 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
20 971 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8655 (30.02%) SQL
2 6985 (24.22%) C#
3 3949 (13.70%) JavaScript
4 2194 (7.61%) T-SQL
5 2043 (7.09%) PowerShell
6 1334 (4.63%) Java
7 971 (3.37%) VB.NET
8 701 (2.43%) Python
9 681 (2.36%) C
10 657 (2.28%) VB
11 601 (2.08%) C++
12 433 (1.50%) PHP
13 391 (1.36%) VBA
14 332 (1.15%) Ruby
15 313 (1.09%) Bash Shell
16 306 (1.06%) VBScript
17 291 (1.01%) Perl
18 277 (0.96%) Shell Script
19 252 (0.87%) PL/SQL
20 157 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3759 (13.04%) Degree
2 3455 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1543 (5.35%) MCSE
4 1199 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1183 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 956 (3.32%) CCNA
7 900 (3.12%) MCSA
8 815 (2.83%) MCP
9 794 (2.75%) SC Cleared
10 663 (2.30%) MCITP
11 661 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 491 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
13 469 (1.63%) ISEB
14 328 (1.14%) CCNP
15 295 (1.02%) MCTS
16 292 (1.01%) ISTQB
17 280 (0.97%) PMI Certification
18 279 (0.97%) CISSP
19 243 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
20 223 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1553 (5.39%) SLA
2 1140 (3.95%) QA
3 355 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 322 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 253 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 93 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 68 (0.24%) COBIT
8 50 (0.17%) MiFID
9 44 (0.15%) HL7
10 37 (0.13%) DICOM
11 32 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 31 (0.11%) ISO27002
13 29 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
14 26 (0.090%) PMBOK
15 25 (0.087%) GAMP
16 21 (0.073%) ISO 14001
17 19 (0.066%) ISO22301
17 19 (0.066%) WAI
18 18 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 15 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6814 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 3506 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2201 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 989 (3.43%) vSphere
5 938 (3.25%) XenApp
6 443 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 331 (1.15%) VMware ESX
8 306 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
9 305 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 294 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 251 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 228 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 192 (0.67%) XenServer
14 167 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 158 (0.55%) Docker
16 151 (0.52%) Firmware
17 139 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
18 123 (0.43%) Xen
19 111 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
20 110 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1576 (5.47%) SCCM
2 776 (2.69%) SCOM
3 466 (1.62%) Puppet
4 364 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 322 (1.12%) WSUS
6 308 (1.07%) Backup Exec
7 248 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 206 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 166 (0.58%) SCVMM
10 157 (0.54%) Ansible
11 153 (0.53%) AirWatch
12 143 (0.50%) Nagios
13 142 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
14 115 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
15 102 (0.35%) Cobbler
15 102 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
16 101 (0.35%) Tivoli
17 97 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 84 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
19 83 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5212 (18.08%) VMware
2 3048 (10.57%) Cisco
3 2543 (8.82%) Citrix
4 2178 (7.55%) Oracle
5 1578 (5.47%) HP
6 826 (2.86%) SAP
7 671 (2.33%) NetApp
8 645 (2.24%) IBM
9 639 (2.22%) Apple
10 586 (2.03%) Dell
11 530 (1.84%) Red Hat
12 480 (1.66%) Symantec
13 475 (1.65%) EMC
14 429 (1.49%) Google
15 410 (1.42%) Tableau
16 369 (1.28%) Veeam
17 363 (1.26%) CheckPoint
18 319 (1.11%) Juniper
19 282 (0.98%) Avaya
20 276 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days hols
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 32-35k
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cornwall
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £200 daily
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver Thomas Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Great benefits
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Salary: £28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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East London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
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Chichester, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £45000. per annum + Package
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Surrey
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City, London
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