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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18781 20295 19324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.98% 16.90% 17.21%
As % of the Vendors category 36.09% 36.15% 35.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15563 16984 16537
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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
52036 56135 54562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.04% 46.75% 48.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41684 44973 44458
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,225 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 17536 £40,000 - 2821
London +4 6577 £47,500 - 856
South East 0 4147 £40,000 - 570
City of London +2 1624 £50,000 - 338
East of England +1 1451 £40,000 +1.26% 219
Yorkshire -3 1284 £36,500 +4.28% 236
North West 0 1199 £36,000 +2.85% 332
West Midlands +1 1036 £37,500 - 233
Surrey +3 1025 £44,000 +10.00% 106
South West +1 994 £35,000 - 219
Berkshire -4 913 £42,500 -5.55% 106
West Yorkshire +2 904 £37,394 +6.84% 150
Hampshire +1 840 £40,000 +14.28% 131
East Midlands +1 700 £36,375 -9.06% 98
Leeds +1 656 £37,500 +7.14% 102
Manchester -3 620 £36,000 +2.85% 168
Hertfordshire +3 512 £40,000 +14.28% 71
Reading -1 489 £40,000 -5.88% 51
Buckinghamshire -3 439 £37,500 -6.25% 67
Scotland -4 405 £35,500 -11.25% 92
Birmingham +2 395 £42,500 - 82
Cheshire +1 342 £35,000 - 91
Wales 0 314 £36,000 +4.34% 31
South Wales -1 271 £36,000 +2.85% 27
Nottinghamshire +1 268 £38,500 -1.28% 29
Oxfordshire -1 262 £35,000 -6.66% 66
Essex +1 250 £37,500 - 28
Milton Keynes -3 249 £35,000 -17.64% 34
Nottingham +2 245 £37,500 -8.21% 26
West Sussex 0 245 £37,500 -6.25% 29

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15698 (41.53%) MS Excel
2 15650 (41.40%) Windows
3 12949 (34.26%) SQL Server
4 11416 (30.20%) SQL
5 10287 (27.22%) .NET
6 8908 (23.57%) C#
7 8755 (23.16%) Active Directory
8 7389 (19.55%) Finance
9 7324 (19.38%) MS Office
10 6927 (18.33%) VMware
11 6671 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
12 5963 (15.78%) ASP.NET
13 5528 (14.62%) MS Exchange
14 5321 (14.08%) ITIL
15 5185 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 5129 (13.57%) Degree
17 5045 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
18 4934 (13.05%) JavaScript
19 4865 (12.87%) HTML
20 4828 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4584 (12.13%) SharePoint
22 4319 (11.43%) MVC
23 4250 (11.24%) Citrix
24 4130 (10.93%) Cisco
25 3934 (10.41%) CSS
26 3756 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
27 3581 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
28 3519 (9.31%) Windows 7
29 3406 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
30 3334 (8.82%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5528 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 4584 (12.13%) SharePoint
3 2422 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2374 (6.28%) IIS
5 1714 (4.53%) Lync
6 1321 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1289 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 778 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 771 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 725 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 682 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 662 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
13 585 (1.55%) CMS
14 454 (1.20%) Apache
15 345 (0.91%) SAS
16 312 (0.83%) Tomcat
17 245 (0.65%) WebSphere
18 230 (0.61%) Umbraco
19 225 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
20 224 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15698 (41.53%) MS Excel
2 7324 (19.38%) MS Office
3 1404 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1044 (2.76%) MS Project
5 916 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 223 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 207 (0.55%) PowerPivot
8 146 (0.39%) InfoPath
9 136 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 135 (0.36%) SPSS
11 99 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
12 76 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 53 (0.14%) AutoCAD
14 38 (0.10%) Acrobat
15 34 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
16 24 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
17 22 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
18 19 (0.050%) Fireworks
19 17 (0.045%) InDesign
20 11 (0.029%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1649 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 590 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 304 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 99 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 82 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 71 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 66 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 65 (0.17%) Agresso
9 53 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 50 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
11 43 (0.11%) SAP SD
12 41 (0.11%) SAP CRM
13 37 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
13 37 (0.098%) SAP Business One
14 36 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 33 (0.087%) Primavera
16 32 (0.085%) Magento
17 28 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
17 28 (0.074%) SAP FI
18 26 (0.069%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1732 (4.58%) Office 365
2 1718 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 739 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 694 (1.84%) SaaS
5 274 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 218 (0.58%) IaaS
7 150 (0.40%) PaaS
8 134 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 120 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 76 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 75 (0.20%) Google Apps
12 69 (0.18%) Yammer
13 61 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 55 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
15 54 (0.14%) GitHub
16 19 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (0.048%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (0.040%) AWS CloudFormation
19 13 (0.034%) Terremark
20 12 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3309 (8.75%) Firewall
2 2931 (7.75%) DNS
3 2600 (6.88%) TCP/IP
4 2550 (6.75%) SAN
5 2241 (5.93%) WAN
6 2223 (5.88%) LAN
7 2072 (5.48%) DHCP
8 1606 (4.25%) VPN
9 1447 (3.83%) Internet
10 1006 (2.66%) VoIP
11 692 (1.83%) Wireless
12 596 (1.58%) Network Security
13 580 (1.53%) NAS
14 500 (1.32%) VLAN
15 445 (1.18%) HTTP
16 417 (1.10%) Unified Communications
17 381 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
18 376 (0.99%) MPLS
19 369 (0.98%) Intranet
20 360 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12949 (34.26%) SQL Server
2 3077 (8.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3067 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2891 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1845 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1840 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1466 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1281 (3.39%) Relational Database
9 1272 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 881 (2.33%) MySQL
11 616 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 529 (1.40%) Big Data
13 474 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 397 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 390 (1.03%) OLAP
15 390 (1.03%) NoSQL
16 372 (0.98%) MS Access
17 316 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
18 301 (0.80%) Data Mining
19 293 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2461 (6.51%) Visual Studio
2 1805 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 875 (2.31%) NUnit
4 565 (1.49%) Subversion
5 489 (1.29%) Rhino Mocks
6 470 (1.24%) Git (software)
7 462 (1.22%) Moq
8 434 (1.15%) JIRA
9 387 (1.02%) Selenium
10 282 (0.75%) TeamCity
11 276 (0.73%) MSTest
12 199 (0.53%) ReSharper
13 189 (0.50%) SpecFlow
14 166 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 151 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 134 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 129 (0.34%) Jenkins
18 119 (0.31%) SoapUI
19 105 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
20 104 (0.28%) Cucumber
General
1 7389 (19.55%) Finance
2 1792 (4.74%) Retail
3 1519 (4.02%) Banking
4 1394 (3.69%) Marketing
5 1215 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 1000 (2.65%) Legal
7 974 (2.58%) Advertising
8 729 (1.93%) Law
9 677 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 538 (1.42%) Back Office
11 376 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 367 (0.97%) Front Office
13 325 (0.86%) Games
14 294 (0.78%) Publishing
15 262 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 243 (0.64%) Billing
17 179 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 175 (0.46%) Automotive
19 163 (0.43%) Electronics
20 149 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9212 (24.37%) Developer
2 6817 (18.03%) Analyst
3 3232 (8.55%) .NET Developer
4 2896 (7.66%) Consultant
5 2605 (6.89%) Support Engineer
6 2443 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 2191 (5.80%) C# Developer
8 1918 (5.07%) Architect
9 1599 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 1538 (4.07%) Administrator
11 1528 (4.04%) Senior Developer
12 1430 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1372 (3.63%) Project Manager
14 1274 (3.37%) Software Developer
15 1265 (3.35%) IT Support
16 1221 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
17 1039 (2.75%) DBA
18 971 (2.57%) Service Analyst
19 921 (2.44%) Technical Support
20 915 (2.42%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10287 (27.22%) .NET
2 5963 (15.78%) ASP.NET
3 4865 (12.87%) HTML
4 3934 (10.41%) CSS
5 2775 (7.34%) .NET Framework
6 2726 (7.21%) jQuery
7 2628 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2430 (6.43%) WCF
9 2382 (6.30%) Web Services
10 2353 (6.23%) XML
11 1619 (4.28%) HTML5
12 1370 (3.62%) Ajax
13 1234 (3.26%) Entity Framework
14 1181 (3.12%) WPF
15 807 (2.13%) CSS3
15 807 (2.13%) AngularJS
16 776 (2.05%) LINQ
17 759 (2.01%) SOAP
18 733 (1.94%) WinForms
19 680 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3756 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1676 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 1408 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 1346 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 1245 (3.29%) Clustering
6 767 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 718 (1.90%) Replication
8 653 (1.73%) Mathematics
9 576 (1.52%) User Experience
10 553 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 527 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 495 (1.31%) Open Source
13 418 (1.11%) Statistics
14 398 (1.05%) N-Tier
15 360 (0.95%) Visualisation
16 320 (0.85%) iPhone
17 312 (0.83%) Hedge funds
17 312 (0.83%) Fat Client
17 312 (0.83%) Thin Client
18 292 (0.77%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15650 (41.40%) Windows
2 5045 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 3581 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 3519 (9.31%) Windows 7
5 2906 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2728 (7.22%) Linux
7 1750 (4.63%) Windows XP
8 1632 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 1211 (3.20%) UNIX
10 783 (2.07%) Android
11 694 (1.84%) Apple iOS
12 534 (1.41%) Windows Vista
13 438 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 378 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 360 (0.95%) Solaris
16 225 (0.60%) CentOS
17 206 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
18 192 (0.51%) Windows 2000
19 186 (0.49%) AIX
20 124 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6671 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 5321 (14.08%) ITIL
3 4319 (11.43%) MVC
4 3406 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
5 3334 (8.82%) Project Management
6 2662 (7.04%) CRM
7 2559 (6.77%) Scrum
8 2183 (5.78%) TDD
9 2067 (5.47%) OO
10 1686 (4.46%) Software Engineering
11 1587 (4.20%) Migration
12 1573 (4.16%) PRINCE2
13 1556 (4.12%) Service Delivery
14 1549 (4.10%) Mentoring
15 1383 (3.66%) Change Management
16 1312 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 1291 (3.42%) Service Management
18 1202 (3.18%) ETL
19 1190 (3.15%) Time Management
20 1130 (2.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11416 (30.20%) SQL
2 8908 (23.57%) C#
3 4934 (13.05%) JavaScript
4 3284 (8.69%) T-SQL
5 1896 (5.02%) Java
6 1850 (4.89%) PowerShell
7 1353 (3.58%) VB.NET
8 1035 (2.74%) VB
9 847 (2.24%) C++
10 689 (1.82%) C
11 685 (1.81%) VBA
12 603 (1.60%) PHP
13 460 (1.22%) Python
14 414 (1.10%) Perl
15 412 (1.09%) VBScript
16 382 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 243 (0.64%) Ruby
18 217 (0.57%) Shell Script
19 216 (0.57%) VB6
20 178 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5185 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 5129 (13.57%) Degree
3 2597 (6.87%) MCSE
4 1699 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 1619 (4.28%) MCP
6 1595 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1295 (3.43%) MCITP
8 1226 (3.24%) SC Cleared
9 1224 (3.24%) CCNA
10 1171 (3.10%) MCSA
11 901 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 596 (1.58%) MCTS
13 565 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
14 538 (1.42%) CCNP
15 484 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
16 468 (1.24%) ISEB
17 447 (1.18%) DV Cleared
18 411 (1.09%) CCA
19 287 (0.76%) ISTQB
20 271 (0.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2087 (5.52%) SLA
2 1471 (3.89%) QA
3 409 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 315 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 200 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 91 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 82 (0.22%) COBIT
8 66 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 35 (0.093%) HL7
10 34 (0.090%) PMBOK
11 24 (0.063%) ISO 9000
12 23 (0.061%) WAI
13 21 (0.056%) ISO 14001
13 21 (0.056%) Solvency II
14 14 (0.037%) ISO 8583
14 14 (0.037%) TickIT
15 11 (0.029%) RosettaNet
16 10 (0.026%) ISO 9002
17 8 (0.021%) DICOM
18 7 (0.019%) Basel II
System Software
1 8755 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 4828 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2848 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 1521 (4.02%) XenApp
5 1388 (3.67%) vSphere
6 777 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 741 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 536 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 422 (1.12%) XenServer
10 418 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 376 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 193 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 167 (0.44%) vCloud
14 156 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 134 (0.35%) VMware Server
16 133 (0.35%) ISA Server
17 126 (0.33%) Terminal Server
18 94 (0.25%) Xen
19 90 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
20 86 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2100 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1157 (3.06%) SCOM
3 552 (1.46%) Backup Exec
4 393 (1.04%) WSUS
5 302 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 280 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 272 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 188 (0.50%) Nagios
8 188 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 184 (0.49%) Puppet
10 180 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 167 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 130 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
13 105 (0.28%) SCOrch
14 102 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 100 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 91 (0.24%) OpenView
17 88 (0.23%) SCSM
18 87 (0.23%) HP SIM
19 86 (0.23%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 6927 (18.33%) VMware
2 4250 (11.24%) Citrix
3 4130 (10.93%) Cisco
4 2925 (7.74%) Oracle
5 2525 (6.68%) HP
6 1213 (3.21%) SAP
7 1055 (2.79%) NetApp
8 1049 (2.78%) Symantec
9 1029 (2.72%) IBM
10 902 (2.39%) Dell
11 881 (2.33%) Apple
12 803 (2.12%) EMC
13 607 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 552 (1.46%) Juniper
15 548 (1.45%) CheckPoint
16 458 (1.21%) Avaya
17 454 (1.20%) Business Objects
18 432 (1.14%) Adobe
19 427 (1.13%) Cognos
20 393 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
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