The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20421 19057 19196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 17.14% 15.27%
As % of the Vendors category 35.84% 35.09% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17086 16290 16819
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
56972 54308 60182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.05% 48.84% 47.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45601 44207 50746
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 April 2014 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 19070 £40,000 - 2731
London 0 7132 £47,500 - 912
South East +1 4581 £40,000 - 554
City of London +4 1771 £50,000 +3.09% 311
East of England -1 1623 £39,500 +5.33% 215
Yorkshire 0 1500 £35,000 +2.94% 223
North West +1 1356 £35,000 - 287
Berkshire +2 1146 £45,000 +12.50% 131
Surrey +1 1082 £40,000 - 125
West Yorkshire -2 963 £35,000 +2.94% 139
South West -1 926 £35,000 - 204
West Midlands -2 914 £37,500 - 165
East Midlands -1 839 £40,000 +14.28% 102
Manchester +2 769 £35,000 - 172
Hampshire 0 676 £35,000 -12.50% 98
Leeds -3 655 £35,000 - 83
Scotland 0 601 £40,000 +14.28% 127
Buckinghamshire +5 565 £40,000 +3.89% 45
Reading +3 522 £43,500 +8.75% 68
Hertfordshire -2 393 £35,000 - 51
Oxfordshire -2 382 £37,500 +5.63% 59
Cheshire +5 366 £36,000 +4.34% 59
Bedfordshire -1 362 £42,500 -2.29% 47
Cambridgeshire -2 359 £39,500 +5.33% 59
Birmingham -2 346 £42,500 +6.25% 73
Bristol 0 308 £37,500 - 63
Milton Keynes +3 305 £42,500 +10.38% 25
Kent -2 296 £40,000 - 41
West Sussex +6 289 £38,500 -3.75% 28
Nottinghamshire -1 280 £40,000 +14.28% 41

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 15459 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 14840 (39.27%) Windows
3 13662 (36.15%) SQL Server
4 12395 (32.80%) .NET
5 12213 (32.32%) SQL
6 10532 (27.87%) C#
7 7588 (20.08%) Active Directory
8 7250 (19.18%) Finance
9 7101 (18.79%) ASP.NET
10 6283 (16.63%) VMware
11 6125 (16.21%) MS Office
12 5784 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 5446 (14.41%) Degree
14 5126 (13.56%) SharePoint
15 5111 (13.52%) MS Exchange
16 5047 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 4835 (12.79%) HTML
18 4753 (12.58%) JavaScript
19 4743 (12.55%) ITIL
20 4236 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4182 (11.07%) MVC
22 3921 (10.38%) Citrix
23 3892 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
24 3736 (9.89%) CSS
25 3636 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
26 3547 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
27 3535 (9.35%) T-SQL
28 3486 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3396 (8.99%) Cisco
30 3341 (8.84%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 5126 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 5111 (13.52%) MS Exchange
3 2669 (7.06%) IIS
4 2438 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1427 (3.78%) Lync
6 1408 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1106 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1053 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 841 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 785 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 743 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
12 740 (1.96%) CMS
13 651 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 557 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
15 518 (1.37%) Apache
16 336 (0.89%) Tomcat
17 298 (0.79%) WebSphere
18 240 (0.64%) IBM Notes
19 233 (0.62%) SAS
20 209 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15459 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 6125 (16.21%) MS Office
3 1171 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1060 (2.80%) MS Project
5 748 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 174 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 151 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 133 (0.35%) PowerPivot
9 95 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 67 (0.18%) Acrobat
11 62 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 51 (0.13%) SPSS
13 44 (0.12%) RoboHelp
14 36 (0.095%) InDesign
15 30 (0.079%) AutoCAD
16 25 (0.066%) FrameMaker
16 25 (0.066%) FastStats
17 20 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
18 18 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
19 15 (0.040%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1665 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 630 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 317 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 150 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 93 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 90 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 90 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 63 (0.17%) Markit EDM
8 62 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 49 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 49 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 49 (0.13%) Magento
10 46 (0.12%) SAP Business One
11 45 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
12 41 (0.11%) Maximo
13 37 (0.098%) SunGard AvantGard
14 36 (0.095%) SAP BPC
15 35 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
16 32 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
17 30 (0.079%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 864 (2.29%) Office 365
2 785 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 537 (1.42%) SaaS
4 325 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 241 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 138 (0.37%) IaaS
7 87 (0.23%) PaaS
8 45 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 41 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 32 (0.085%) GitHub
11 30 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
12 25 (0.066%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.048%) Rackspace Cloud
13 18 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.034%) Force.com
15 11 (0.029%) Route 53
16 10 (0.026%) Basecamp
17 9 (0.024%) Taleo
18 5 (0.013%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2756 (7.29%) DNS
1 2756 (7.29%) Firewall
2 2533 (6.70%) TCP/IP
3 2261 (5.98%) SAN
4 1954 (5.17%) LAN
5 1902 (5.03%) WAN
6 1715 (4.54%) DHCP
7 1635 (4.33%) Internet
8 1460 (3.86%) VPN
9 716 (1.89%) VoIP
10 673 (1.78%) Wireless
11 564 (1.49%) NAS
12 485 (1.28%) HTTP
13 450 (1.19%) Network Security
14 448 (1.19%) Intranet
15 396 (1.05%) Unified Communications
16 383 (1.01%) SSL
17 344 (0.91%) VLAN
18 339 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
19 323 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13662 (36.15%) SQL Server
2 3892 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 3486 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3044 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2184 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 1947 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1863 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 1807 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
9 1348 (3.57%) Relational Database
10 842 (2.23%) MySQL
11 680 (1.80%) Oracle Database
12 575 (1.52%) OLAP
13 567 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 491 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 474 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
16 429 (1.14%) MS Access
17 406 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
18 317 (0.84%) Big Data
19 283 (0.75%) QlikView
20 273 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2904 (7.68%) Visual Studio
2 1911 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 866 (2.29%) NUnit
4 584 (1.55%) Subversion
5 446 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
6 377 (1.00%) Selenium
7 366 (0.97%) JIRA
7 366 (0.97%) Moq
8 317 (0.84%) Git (software)
9 301 (0.80%) MSTest
10 203 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 185 (0.49%) SpecFlow
12 173 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 170 (0.45%) TeamCity
14 159 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 157 (0.42%) Jenkins
16 154 (0.41%) Eclipse
17 146 (0.39%) MSBuild
18 137 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
19 117 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 7250 (19.18%) Finance
2 1509 (3.99%) Retail
3 1493 (3.95%) Marketing
4 1416 (3.75%) Banking
5 1207 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 934 (2.47%) Legal
7 821 (2.17%) Advertising
8 721 (1.91%) Law
9 527 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 483 (1.28%) Back Office
11 465 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 334 (0.88%) Games
13 327 (0.87%) Front Office
14 307 (0.81%) Publishing
15 262 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 205 (0.54%) German Language
17 196 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 179 (0.47%) Automotive
19 168 (0.44%) Electronics
19 168 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10566 (27.96%) Developer
2 6377 (16.87%) Analyst
3 3839 (10.16%) .NET Developer
4 3206 (8.48%) Consultant
5 2427 (6.42%) C# Developer
6 2284 (6.04%) Support Analyst
7 2235 (5.91%) Support Engineer
8 2049 (5.42%) Architect
9 1712 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
10 1710 (4.53%) Senior Developer
11 1473 (3.90%) Administrator
12 1446 (3.83%) Software Developer
13 1253 (3.32%) Project Manager
14 1138 (3.01%) ASP.NET Developer
15 1082 (2.86%) IT Support
16 1001 (2.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 977 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
18 965 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 960 (2.54%) Business Analyst
20 952 (2.52%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12395 (32.80%) .NET
2 7101 (18.79%) ASP.NET
3 4835 (12.79%) HTML
4 3736 (9.89%) CSS
5 3183 (8.42%) XML
6 3107 (8.22%) .NET Framework
7 3048 (8.07%) Web Services
8 2925 (7.74%) WCF
9 2888 (7.64%) jQuery
10 2739 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1822 (4.82%) WPF
12 1498 (3.96%) Ajax
13 1456 (3.85%) HTML5
14 1318 (3.49%) WinForms
15 942 (2.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 897 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 868 (2.30%) SOAP
18 828 (2.19%) XSLT
19 821 (2.17%) LINQ
20 721 (1.91%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1864 (4.93%) Computer Science
2 1327 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1320 (3.49%) Blackberry
4 1174 (3.11%) Clustering
5 998 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 713 (1.89%) Replication
7 594 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 563 (1.49%) Mathematics
9 527 (1.39%) Open Source
10 502 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 471 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 354 (0.94%) Hedge funds
13 322 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
14 321 (0.85%) NHS
15 312 (0.83%) iPhone
15 312 (0.83%) Statistics
16 269 (0.71%) Social Media
17 264 (0.70%) Tandem
18 247 (0.65%) Thin Client
18 247 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14840 (39.27%) Windows
2 5047 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3636 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 2840 (7.52%) Windows 7
5 2772 (7.34%) Linux
6 2104 (5.57%) Windows XP
7 1961 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1500 (3.97%) UNIX
9 1045 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 706 (1.87%) Android
11 618 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 529 (1.40%) Windows Vista
13 322 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 321 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 320 (0.85%) Solaris
16 265 (0.70%) Windows 2000
17 187 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
18 158 (0.42%) CentOS
19 156 (0.41%) AIX
20 144 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4743 (12.55%) ITIL
2 4182 (11.07%) MVC
3 3547 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3341 (8.84%) Project Management
5 3110 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
6 2671 (7.07%) Scrum
7 2647 (7.00%) CRM
8 2477 (6.55%) TDD
9 2144 (5.67%) Software Engineering
10 2115 (5.60%) OO
11 1528 (4.04%) PRINCE2
12 1410 (3.73%) E-Commerce
13 1381 (3.65%) Service Delivery
14 1378 (3.65%) Migration
15 1317 (3.49%) Web Development
16 1296 (3.43%) ETL
17 1277 (3.38%) Unit Testing
18 1135 (3.00%) Change Management
19 1123 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
20 1069 (2.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12213 (32.32%) SQL
2 10532 (27.87%) C#
3 4753 (12.58%) JavaScript
4 3535 (9.35%) T-SQL
5 2015 (5.33%) Java
6 1846 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 1736 (4.59%) VB.NET
8 1292 (3.42%) VB
9 1167 (3.09%) C++
10 836 (2.21%) C
11 784 (2.07%) PHP
12 673 (1.78%) VBA
13 529 (1.40%) Perl
14 511 (1.35%) VBScript
15 501 (1.33%) Python
16 458 (1.21%) PL/SQL
17 358 (0.95%) Ruby
18 258 (0.68%) Shell Script
19 238 (0.63%) VB6
20 178 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5784 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 5446 (14.41%) Degree
3 2593 (6.86%) MCSE
4 1785 (4.72%) MCP
5 1614 (4.27%) MCITP
6 1349 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1305 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1064 (2.82%) MCSA
9 1026 (2.72%) MCTS
10 982 (2.60%) CCNA
11 889 (2.35%) SC Cleared
12 728 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 538 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 528 (1.40%) ISEB
15 500 (1.32%) MCSD
16 460 (1.22%) CCNP
17 414 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
18 378 (1.00%) MCAD
19 287 (0.76%) CCA
20 281 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1711 (4.53%) SLA
2 1501 (3.97%) QA
3 362 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 346 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 184 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 99 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 43 (0.11%) COBIT
9 42 (0.11%) HL7
10 35 (0.093%) TickIT
11 32 (0.085%) ISO 9000
12 29 (0.077%) Basel III
13 28 (0.074%) WAI
14 23 (0.061%) Solvency II
15 18 (0.048%) WCAG
15 18 (0.048%) GAMP
16 17 (0.045%) Basel II
16 17 (0.045%) EMIR
17 16 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
18 11 (0.029%) BS7799
System Software
1 7588 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 4236 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2222 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1357 (3.59%) XenApp
5 1194 (3.16%) vSphere
6 772 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 711 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 533 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 504 (1.33%) XenServer
10 407 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 394 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 187 (0.49%) UAG
13 177 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
14 169 (0.45%) ISA Server
15 131 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 121 (0.32%) MetaFrame
17 105 (0.28%) Terminal Server
18 104 (0.28%) vCloud
19 102 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
20 100 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1711 (4.53%) SCCM
2 998 (2.64%) SCOM
3 543 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 478 (1.26%) WSUS
5 319 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 305 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 234 (0.62%) Puppet
8 220 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 190 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 184 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
11 181 (0.48%) Nagios
12 169 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
13 166 (0.44%) SCVMM
14 160 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 110 (0.29%) HP SIM
16 104 (0.28%) Tivoli
17 92 (0.24%) ARCserve
18 88 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 81 (0.21%) SCSM
19 81 (0.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6283 (16.63%) VMware
2 3921 (10.38%) Citrix
3 3396 (8.99%) Cisco
4 3012 (7.97%) Oracle
5 2281 (6.04%) HP
6 1135 (3.00%) SAP
7 1036 (2.74%) Symantec
8 1029 (2.72%) NetApp
9 1003 (2.65%) IBM
10 771 (2.04%) Dell
11 686 (1.82%) EMC
12 622 (1.65%) Apple
13 516 (1.37%) Business Objects
14 451 (1.19%) Red Hat
15 447 (1.18%) CheckPoint
16 417 (1.10%) McAfee
17 415 (1.10%) Juniper
18 403 (1.07%) Adobe
19 399 (1.06%) Cognos
20 392 (1.04%) Google
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £99,500 per annum +bonus+good bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum +bonus + health + pension etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £99,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Connectus
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Connectus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago