The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18800 17370 18839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 16.66% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 37.79% 35.02% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16011 14537 16434
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49752 49605 52244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.78% 47.57% 47.30%
Number of salaries quoted 41004 39386 43651
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 17658 £40,000 - 2936
London +8 6497 £47,500 -3.06% 922
South East +2 3991 £40,000 - 568
City of London +8 1761 £48,000 -4.00% 353
East of England +1 1513 £40,000 +4.91% 203
Yorkshire +1 1383 £35,000 - 272
North West 0 1229 £35,000 +3.70% 293
South West -2 1113 £36,000 - 238
West Midlands +3 1090 £37,500 +7.14% 224
West Yorkshire 0 1005 £35,000 - 181
Surrey +2 983 £42,500 +2.40% 106
Berkshire -3 940 £42,000 -1.17% 150
Hampshire +1 819 £36,000 +9.09% 123
Manchester +4 764 £35,375 +8.84% 169
Leeds -1 689 £35,000 -4.10% 117
East Midlands -1 615 £37,500 -6.25% 117
Birmingham +2 474 £40,000 +6.66% 71
Reading -2 452 £40,000 -1.23% 73
Hertfordshire +2 422 £45,000 +28.57% 54
Cambridgeshire +3 394 £35,000 -6.66% 59
Scotland -1 385 £37,750 -5.62% 82
Buckinghamshire +2 370 £37,500 -6.25% 47
Cheshire -2 305 £35,000 -6.66% 69
Wales -1 282 £37,500 +7.14% 78
Essex -2 264 £40,000 +6.66% 28
South Wales -2 262 £37,500 +7.14% 61
Milton Keynes +3 261 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Cambridge +3 255 £35,000 -12.50% 34
Wiltshire +13 252 £37,500 +2.73% 34
Nottinghamshire +4 238 £37,500 -9.63% 40

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 15778 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 15639 (41.10%) Windows
3 12771 (33.56%) SQL Server
4 11332 (29.78%) SQL
5 10330 (27.15%) .NET
6 8995 (23.64%) C#
7 8639 (22.70%) Active Directory
8 7403 (19.45%) Finance
9 7164 (18.83%) MS Office
10 6878 (18.07%) VMware
11 6560 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
12 6285 (16.52%) ASP.NET
13 5540 (14.56%) MS Exchange
14 5434 (14.28%) ITIL
15 5311 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 5253 (13.80%) Degree
17 5047 (13.26%) SharePoint
18 4971 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
19 4935 (12.97%) HTML
20 4904 (12.89%) JavaScript
21 4846 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
22 4370 (11.48%) Citrix
23 4182 (10.99%) MVC
24 4012 (10.54%) CSS
25 3887 (10.21%) Cisco
26 3685 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
27 3525 (9.26%) Windows 7
28 3254 (8.55%) Project Management
29 3228 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
30 3208 (8.43%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5540 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 5047 (13.26%) SharePoint
3 2490 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2470 (6.49%) IIS
5 1676 (4.40%) Lync
6 1424 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1360 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 963 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 876 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 793 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 688 (1.81%) CMS
12 661 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 628 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
14 499 (1.31%) Apache
15 354 (0.93%) Tomcat
16 309 (0.81%) SAS
17 296 (0.78%) WebSphere
17 296 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
18 290 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
19 269 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15778 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 7164 (18.83%) MS Office
3 1399 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1074 (2.82%) MS Project
5 917 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 223 (0.59%) PowerPivot
7 205 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 159 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 137 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 117 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 94 (0.25%) SPSS
12 61 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 54 (0.14%) Acrobat
14 43 (0.11%) AutoCAD
15 30 (0.079%) Fireworks
16 24 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
17 23 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
18 20 (0.053%) InDesign
19 14 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
19 14 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1734 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 704 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 340 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 141 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 92 (0.24%) Agresso
6 89 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 88 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 83 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
9 76 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 52 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 48 (0.13%) Magento
12 43 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
13 42 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
14 40 (0.11%) Sage 200
15 39 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
16 35 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
17 33 (0.087%) Markit EDM
18 32 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 31 (0.081%) Tridion
20 30 (0.079%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1591 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1496 (3.93%) Office 365
3 550 (1.45%) SaaS
4 324 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 225 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 218 (0.57%) IaaS
7 157 (0.41%) PaaS
8 111 (0.29%) GitHub
9 79 (0.21%) Yammer
10 73 (0.19%) Google Apps
11 45 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 43 (0.11%) Trello
13 31 (0.081%) Amazon S3
14 21 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
16 12 (0.032%) Terremark
17 10 (0.026%) SoftLayer
18 9 (0.024%) Google App Engine
19 7 (0.018%) Force.com
20 6 (0.016%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3132 (8.23%) Firewall
2 2918 (7.67%) DNS
3 2542 (6.68%) TCP/IP
4 2496 (6.56%) SAN
5 2203 (5.79%) WAN
6 2178 (5.72%) LAN
7 2012 (5.29%) DHCP
8 1591 (4.18%) VPN
9 1534 (4.03%) Internet
10 886 (2.33%) VoIP
11 652 (1.71%) Wireless
12 550 (1.45%) NAS
13 494 (1.30%) Network Security
14 476 (1.25%) VLAN
15 446 (1.17%) HTTP
16 419 (1.10%) Intranet
17 391 (1.03%) Unified Communications
18 388 (1.02%) MPLS
19 387 (1.02%) iSCSI
20 364 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12771 (33.56%) SQL Server
2 3169 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2984 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2850 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1812 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1748 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1524 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1372 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 1282 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 875 (2.30%) MySQL
11 689 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 478 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 462 (1.21%) MS Access
14 444 (1.17%) Big Data
15 433 (1.14%) OLAP
16 391 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 367 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
18 350 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
19 303 (0.80%) NoSQL
20 249 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2487 (6.54%) Visual Studio
2 1770 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 928 (2.44%) NUnit
4 601 (1.58%) Subversion
5 548 (1.44%) Rhino Mocks
6 477 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 460 (1.21%) JIRA
8 410 (1.08%) Moq
9 403 (1.06%) Selenium
10 362 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 269 (0.71%) MSTest
12 214 (0.56%) ReSharper
13 197 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 181 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
15 150 (0.39%) Jenkins
16 147 (0.39%) Cucumber
16 147 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 136 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 128 (0.34%) Eclipse
19 107 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7403 (19.45%) Finance
2 1636 (4.30%) Retail
3 1377 (3.62%) Banking
4 1347 (3.54%) Marketing
5 1219 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 1189 (3.12%) Advertising
7 1006 (2.64%) Legal
8 717 (1.88%) Law
9 652 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 539 (1.42%) Back Office
11 355 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 345 (0.91%) Front Office
13 288 (0.76%) Games
14 239 (0.63%) Publishing
15 217 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 212 (0.56%) French Language
17 209 (0.55%) Automotive
18 194 (0.51%) Billing
19 185 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
20 179 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9339 (24.54%) Developer
2 7063 (18.56%) Analyst
3 3175 (8.34%) .NET Developer
4 2965 (7.79%) Consultant
5 2617 (6.88%) Support Engineer
6 2497 (6.56%) Support Analyst
7 2043 (5.37%) C# Developer
8 1917 (5.04%) Architect
9 1647 (4.33%) Senior Developer
10 1464 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 1457 (3.83%) Administrator
12 1323 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1317 (3.46%) Software Developer
14 1308 (3.44%) Project Manager
15 1221 (3.21%) IT Support
16 1127 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
17 1108 (2.91%) Service Analyst
18 1027 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1004 (2.64%) Applications Support
20 987 (2.59%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10330 (27.15%) .NET
2 6285 (16.52%) ASP.NET
3 4935 (12.97%) HTML
4 4012 (10.54%) CSS
5 2849 (7.49%) .NET Framework
6 2818 (7.41%) jQuery
7 2558 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2458 (6.46%) XML
9 2414 (6.34%) Web Services
10 2377 (6.25%) WCF
11 1619 (4.25%) HTML5
12 1422 (3.74%) Ajax
13 1268 (3.33%) WPF
14 1096 (2.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 821 (2.16%) SOAP
16 813 (2.14%) WinForms
17 784 (2.06%) CSS3
18 694 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 693 (1.82%) LINQ
20 640 (1.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3685 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1594 (4.19%) Computer Science
3 1420 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 1343 (3.53%) Blackberry
5 1208 (3.17%) Clustering
6 758 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 647 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 640 (1.68%) Replication
9 576 (1.51%) User Experience
10 464 (1.22%) Open Source
11 454 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 442 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 396 (1.04%) N-Tier
14 347 (0.91%) iPhone
15 341 (0.90%) Visualisation
16 338 (0.89%) Statistics
17 295 (0.78%) Hedge funds
18 293 (0.77%) Fat Client
18 293 (0.77%) Thin Client
19 289 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15639 (41.10%) Windows
2 4971 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 3525 (9.26%) Windows 7
4 3198 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 3045 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2874 (7.55%) Linux
7 1897 (4.99%) Windows XP
8 1597 (4.20%) Windows 8
9 1460 (3.84%) UNIX
10 666 (1.75%) Android
11 581 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 553 (1.45%) Windows Vista
13 468 (1.23%) Solaris
14 416 (1.09%) Mac OS X
15 384 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 268 (0.70%) AIX
17 258 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
18 207 (0.54%) CentOS
19 200 (0.53%) Windows 2000
20 118 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6560 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5434 (14.28%) ITIL
3 4182 (10.99%) MVC
4 3254 (8.55%) Project Management
5 3228 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
6 2701 (7.10%) CRM
7 2529 (6.65%) Scrum
8 2151 (5.65%) TDD
9 2117 (5.56%) OO
10 1642 (4.32%) Software Engineering
11 1604 (4.22%) Mentoring
12 1555 (4.09%) PRINCE2
13 1466 (3.85%) Migration
14 1452 (3.82%) Service Delivery
15 1406 (3.69%) Change Management
16 1309 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
17 1303 (3.42%) E-Commerce
18 1235 (3.25%) Web Development
19 1180 (3.10%) ETL
20 1154 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11332 (29.78%) SQL
2 8995 (23.64%) C#
3 4904 (12.89%) JavaScript
4 3208 (8.43%) T-SQL
5 1901 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1767 (4.64%) Java
7 1505 (3.96%) VB.NET
8 1136 (2.99%) VB
9 858 (2.25%) C++
10 711 (1.87%) C
11 693 (1.82%) VBA
12 635 (1.67%) PHP
13 484 (1.27%) Python
14 462 (1.21%) VBScript
15 427 (1.12%) Perl
16 371 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 276 (0.73%) Ruby
18 261 (0.69%) Shell Script
19 243 (0.64%) VB6
20 189 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5311 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 5253 (13.80%) Degree
3 2660 (6.99%) MCSE
4 1718 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 1597 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1554 (4.08%) MCP
7 1379 (3.62%) MCITP
8 1308 (3.44%) SC Cleared
9 1189 (3.12%) CCNA
10 1184 (3.11%) MCSA
11 939 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 640 (1.68%) MCTS
13 566 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
14 537 (1.41%) ISEB
15 520 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
16 513 (1.35%) CCNP
17 430 (1.13%) CCA
18 408 (1.07%) DV Cleared
19 314 (0.83%) PMI Certification
20 257 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2087 (5.48%) SLA
2 1376 (3.62%) QA
3 331 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 322 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 150 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 83 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 72 (0.19%) COBIT
8 61 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 31 (0.081%) HL7
10 26 (0.068%) WAI
11 18 (0.047%) ISO 9000
12 15 (0.039%) Solvency II
13 13 (0.034%) TickIT
13 13 (0.034%) Basel II
14 12 (0.032%) GAMP
15 11 (0.029%) ISO 14001
15 11 (0.029%) WCAG
16 10 (0.026%) GLP
17 7 (0.018%) ISO 8583
18 6 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8639 (22.70%) Active Directory
2 4846 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2802 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 1588 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1358 (3.57%) vSphere
6 782 (2.06%) VMware ESX
7 750 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 516 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 424 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 375 (0.99%) XenServer
11 362 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 227 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 164 (0.43%) ISA Server
14 127 (0.33%) vCloud
15 124 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 121 (0.32%) UAG
17 114 (0.30%) MetaFrame
18 110 (0.29%) VMware Server
19 104 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
20 101 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1862 (4.89%) SCCM
2 1101 (2.89%) SCOM
3 593 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 390 (1.02%) NetBackup
5 346 (0.91%) WSUS
6 343 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 322 (0.85%) SCVMM
8 270 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 208 (0.55%) Nagios
10 193 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 186 (0.49%) Tivoli
12 181 (0.48%) Puppet
13 136 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
14 132 (0.35%) SCOrch
15 123 (0.32%) SCDPM
15 123 (0.32%) HP SIM
16 106 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 100 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 100 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 92 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6878 (18.07%) VMware
2 4370 (11.48%) Citrix
3 3887 (10.21%) Cisco
4 3031 (7.97%) Oracle
5 2451 (6.44%) HP
6 1135 (2.98%) SAP
7 1097 (2.88%) Symantec
8 1092 (2.87%) NetApp
9 1053 (2.77%) IBM
10 879 (2.31%) EMC
11 878 (2.31%) Dell
12 733 (1.93%) Apple
13 620 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 525 (1.38%) Juniper
15 510 (1.34%) CheckPoint
16 436 (1.15%) Cognos
17 423 (1.11%) Avaya
18 418 (1.10%) Adobe
19 395 (1.04%) Business Objects
20 390 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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