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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17906 19119 17732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.35% 16.66% 16.69%
As % of the Vendors category 35.86% 35.61% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15137 15720 15285
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -

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
49938 53691 50337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.60% 46.79% 47.38%
Number of salaries quoted 40830 42546 41180
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 £72,500 £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 28 August 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 August 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 +2 16721 £40,000 - 2750
London +1 6242 £47,500 - 849
South East -1 3994 £40,000 - 563
East of England +1 1306 £40,000 - 190
City of London -4 1231 £50,000 - 195
Yorkshire 0 1220 £37,500 +7.14% 181
North West +3 1209 £35,000 - 349
West Midlands -3 1053 £37,500 - 197
Surrey +2 976 £40,500 -4.70% 112
South West +1 937 £37,500 +7.14% 207
Hampshire +1 858 £39,500 +12.85% 112
West Yorkshire 0 850 £37,500 +13.63% 107
Berkshire -3 788 £42,500 +6.25% 145
Manchester +4 688 £37,500 +7.14% 209
Leeds 0 622 £40,000 +14.28% 78
East Midlands 0 610 £35,000 -6.66% 111
Scotland +1 457 £37,500 -2.59% 97
Hertfordshire -1 443 £45,000 +8.43% 68
Birmingham +1 413 £40,000 -3.61% 79
Buckinghamshire -4 378 £37,000 -7.50% 48
Cheshire +1 340 £32,500 -3.70% 63
Oxfordshire +7 312 £39,000 +4.00% 67
Reading -5 297 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Wiltshire +3 257 £35,000 - 51
Wales 0 252 £37,500 +10.29% 24
Bedfordshire +4 246 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Cambridgeshire -1 246 £38,500 +2.66% 55
North Yorkshire +8 245 £40,000 +14.28% 29
West Sussex 0 245 £40,000 - 28
Nottinghamshire +1 239 £37,500 - 33

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14740 (41.12%) MS Excel
2 14230 (39.70%) Windows
3 12405 (34.61%) SQL Server
4 11070 (30.88%) SQL
5 9895 (27.60%) .NET
6 8575 (23.92%) C#
7 7693 (21.46%) Active Directory
8 6982 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
9 6958 (19.41%) Finance
10 6872 (19.17%) MS Office
11 6420 (17.91%) VMware
12 5635 (15.72%) ASP.NET
13 5070 (14.14%) ITIL
14 4893 (13.65%) MS Exchange
15 4885 (13.63%) JavaScript
16 4832 (13.48%) Degree
17 4732 (13.20%) HTML
18 4629 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
19 4549 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
20 4278 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4244 (11.84%) MVC
22 3996 (11.15%) SharePoint
23 3887 (10.84%) CSS
24 3822 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
25 3664 (10.22%) Citrix
26 3656 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
27 3611 (10.07%) Cisco
28 3441 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
29 3388 (9.45%) Project Management
30 3090 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4893 (13.65%) MS Exchange
2 3996 (11.15%) SharePoint
3 2284 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2095 (5.84%) IIS
5 1310 (3.65%) Lync
6 1304 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1061 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 658 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
9 609 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 595 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 576 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 497 (1.39%) CMS
13 468 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 409 (1.14%) Apache
15 405 (1.13%) SAS
16 240 (0.67%) Node.js
17 230 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 207 (0.58%) WebSphere
19 202 (0.56%) Umbraco
20 198 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14740 (41.12%) MS Excel
2 6872 (19.17%) MS Office
3 1381 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1007 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 956 (2.67%) MS Project
6 311 (0.87%) PowerPivot
7 167 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 164 (0.46%) SPSS
9 135 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
10 124 (0.35%) InfoPath
11 70 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 69 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 44 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 41 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 38 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
16 27 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
17 26 (0.073%) FastStats
18 25 (0.070%) RoboHelp
19 22 (0.061%) InDesign
20 18 (0.050%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1538 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 493 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 283 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 90 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 78 (0.22%) SAP Business One
6 72 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 67 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 66 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 65 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 64 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
11 53 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 47 (0.13%) Magento
13 45 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
14 42 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
15 38 (0.11%) Agresso
16 36 (0.10%) SAP SD
17 35 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
17 35 (0.098%) SAP BPC
18 31 (0.086%) Sage 200
19 28 (0.078%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1911 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1843 (5.14%) Office 365
3 927 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
4 750 (2.09%) SaaS
5 294 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 200 (0.56%) IaaS
7 174 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 151 (0.42%) PaaS
9 132 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 83 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 76 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 62 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 60 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 49 (0.14%) Yammer
14 49 (0.14%) GitHub
15 40 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.067%) IBM PureFlex
17 20 (0.056%) Google App Engine
18 19 (0.053%) Force.com
19 18 (0.050%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2858 (7.97%) DNS
2 2852 (7.96%) Firewall
3 2442 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 2232 (6.23%) SAN
5 2158 (6.02%) WAN
6 2137 (5.96%) LAN
7 2063 (5.76%) DHCP
8 1392 (3.88%) VPN
9 1150 (3.21%) Internet
10 983 (2.74%) VoIP
11 635 (1.77%) Wireless
12 618 (1.72%) NAS
13 494 (1.38%) Network Security
14 435 (1.21%) VLAN
15 379 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 372 (1.04%) HTTP
17 352 (0.98%) Unified Communications
18 343 (0.96%) iSCSI
19 336 (0.94%) Intranet
20 322 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12405 (34.61%) SQL Server
2 3090 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2988 (8.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2604 (7.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2008 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1961 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1363 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1308 (3.65%) Relational Database
9 930 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 795 (2.22%) MySQL
11 631 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 544 (1.52%) Big Data
13 501 (1.40%) NoSQL
14 494 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
15 439 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 436 (1.22%) OLAP
17 385 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 334 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
19 333 (0.93%) QlikView
20 328 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2361 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 1947 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 807 (2.25%) NUnit
4 626 (1.75%) Subversion
5 597 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 507 (1.41%) JIRA
7 481 (1.34%) Selenium
8 436 (1.22%) Moq
9 405 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
10 310 (0.86%) TeamCity
11 274 (0.76%) MSTest
12 224 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 200 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 188 (0.52%) Jenkins
15 135 (0.38%) ReSharper
16 134 (0.37%) HP UFT
17 130 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 127 (0.35%) MSBuild
19 124 (0.35%) Cucumber
20 113 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6958 (19.41%) Finance
2 1624 (4.53%) Retail
3 1530 (4.27%) Banking
4 1501 (4.19%) Marketing
5 1153 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 961 (2.68%) Legal
7 716 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 695 (1.94%) Law
9 678 (1.89%) Advertising
10 602 (1.68%) Back Office
11 354 (0.99%) Front Office
12 345 (0.96%) Games
13 331 (0.92%) Publishing
14 309 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 262 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 196 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 174 (0.49%) Electronics
18 169 (0.47%) Billing
19 161 (0.45%) German Language
20 153 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8707 (24.29%) Developer
2 6623 (18.48%) Analyst
3 3191 (8.90%) .NET Developer
4 2384 (6.65%) Consultant
5 2380 (6.64%) Support Engineer
6 2220 (6.19%) Support Analyst
7 1984 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 1948 (5.43%) Architect
9 1534 (4.28%) Administrator
10 1478 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 1374 (3.83%) Senior Developer
12 1339 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1320 (3.68%) Project Manager
14 1156 (3.22%) IT Support
15 1087 (3.03%) Software Developer
16 1071 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
17 1013 (2.83%) Business Analyst
18 943 (2.63%) DBA
19 857 (2.39%) Service Analyst
20 852 (2.38%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9895 (27.60%) .NET
2 5635 (15.72%) ASP.NET
3 4732 (13.20%) HTML
4 3887 (10.84%) CSS
5 2796 (7.80%) jQuery
6 2686 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2589 (7.22%) .NET Framework
8 2358 (6.58%) WCF
9 2346 (6.54%) Web Services
10 2172 (6.06%) XML
11 1437 (4.01%) HTML5
12 1272 (3.55%) Entity Framework
13 1125 (3.14%) Ajax
14 1066 (2.97%) AngularJS
15 1029 (2.87%) WPF
16 902 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 820 (2.29%) CSS3
18 687 (1.92%) LINQ
18 687 (1.92%) SOAP
19 624 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3822 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 1723 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 1544 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 1436 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 1136 (3.17%) Blackberry
6 1024 (2.86%) Clustering
7 722 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 671 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 669 (1.87%) Replication
10 578 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 546 (1.52%) User Experience
12 423 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 413 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 395 (1.10%) Statistics
15 343 (0.96%) N-Tier
16 328 (0.92%) Hedge funds
17 310 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
18 306 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
19 285 (0.80%) Data Integration
20 261 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14230 (39.70%) Windows
2 4629 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 3656 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 2929 (8.17%) Windows 7
5 2683 (7.48%) Linux
6 2476 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 1531 (4.27%) Windows 8
8 1346 (3.75%) Windows XP
9 1151 (3.21%) UNIX
10 768 (2.14%) Android
11 605 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 471 (1.31%) Mac OS X
13 445 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 407 (1.14%) Windows Vista
15 310 (0.86%) Solaris
16 222 (0.62%) AIX
17 179 (0.50%) CentOS
18 173 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
19 166 (0.46%) Windows 2000
20 137 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6982 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
2 5070 (14.14%) ITIL
3 4244 (11.84%) MVC
4 3441 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
5 3388 (9.45%) Project Management
6 2717 (7.58%) Scrum
7 2573 (7.18%) CRM
8 2257 (6.30%) TDD
9 1800 (5.02%) OO
10 1673 (4.67%) SDLC
11 1547 (4.32%) Mentoring
11 1547 (4.32%) Software Engineering
12 1442 (4.02%) Change Management
13 1413 (3.94%) PRINCE2
14 1357 (3.79%) Migration
15 1321 (3.69%) Service Delivery
16 1301 (3.63%) ETL
17 1278 (3.57%) Service Management
18 1259 (3.51%) Analytics
19 1162 (3.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11070 (30.88%) SQL
2 8575 (23.92%) C#
3 4885 (13.63%) JavaScript
4 3035 (8.47%) T-SQL
5 1775 (4.95%) PowerShell
6 1762 (4.92%) Java
7 1182 (3.30%) VB.NET
8 856 (2.39%) VB
9 750 (2.09%) C++
10 705 (1.97%) C
11 593 (1.65%) VBA
12 512 (1.43%) PHP
13 481 (1.34%) Python
14 409 (1.14%) Perl
15 378 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 369 (1.03%) VBScript
17 254 (0.71%) Ruby
18 191 (0.53%) Shell Script
19 170 (0.47%) Bash Shell
20 135 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 4832 (13.48%) Degree
2 4549 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2099 (5.86%) MCSE
4 1434 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1431 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 1330 (3.71%) MCP
7 1135 (3.17%) MCITP
8 1114 (3.11%) CCNA
9 992 (2.77%) MCSA
10 903 (2.52%) SC Cleared
11 734 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 587 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 532 (1.48%) ISEB
14 495 (1.38%) CCNP
15 453 (1.26%) MCTS
16 333 (0.93%) DV Cleared
17 332 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
18 283 (0.79%) ISTQB
19 260 (0.73%) PMI Certification
20 254 (0.71%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2059 (5.74%) SLA
2 1570 (4.38%) QA
3 365 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 206 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 198 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 148 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 90 (0.25%) COBIT
8 75 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 41 (0.11%) HL7
10 32 (0.089%) MiFID
11 29 (0.081%) EMIR
12 25 (0.070%) PMBOK
13 23 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
14 20 (0.056%) ISO 14001
15 18 (0.050%) Solvency II
16 16 (0.045%) TickIT
17 14 (0.039%) ISO 9000
18 10 (0.028%) ISO 9002
18 10 (0.028%) P3O
19 8 (0.022%) GAMP
System Software
1 7693 (21.46%) Active Directory
2 4278 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2308 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 1297 (3.62%) XenApp
5 1200 (3.35%) vSphere
6 705 (1.97%) VMware ESX
7 556 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 434 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 417 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 345 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 321 (0.90%) XenServer
12 173 (0.48%) vCloud
13 150 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 130 (0.36%) ISA Server
15 114 (0.32%) Terminal Server
16 113 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
17 104 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
18 100 (0.28%) UAG
19 96 (0.27%) VMware Server
20 95 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1904 (5.31%) SCCM
2 966 (2.69%) SCOM
3 447 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 400 (1.12%) WSUS
5 271 (0.76%) Puppet
6 236 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 201 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 186 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 166 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 144 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 136 (0.38%) Nagios
12 129 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 129 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 116 (0.32%) AirWatch
14 115 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 84 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 83 (0.23%) HP SIM
17 79 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
18 77 (0.21%) SCOrch
19 76 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6420 (17.91%) VMware
2 3664 (10.22%) Citrix
3 3611 (10.07%) Cisco
4 2965 (8.27%) Oracle
5 2097 (5.85%) HP
6 1177 (3.28%) SAP
7 1024 (2.86%) IBM
8 852 (2.38%) NetApp
9 809 (2.26%) Symantec
10 747 (2.08%) Dell
11 701 (1.96%) Apple
12 662 (1.85%) EMC
13 523 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 485 (1.35%) Juniper
15 448 (1.25%) Google
16 427 (1.19%) Tableau
17 425 (1.19%) Avaya
18 414 (1.15%) CheckPoint
19 376 (1.05%) Adobe
20 371 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
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