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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18060 19375 18257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.54% 16.63% 16.84%
As % of the Vendors category 35.85% 35.59% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 15085 16104 15735
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 £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
50378 54442 51618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 46.14% 46.74% 47.60%
Number of salaries quoted 40897 43594 42185
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 £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 4 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 4 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 16781 £40,000 - 2402
London +2 6232 £50,000 - 749
South East -1 3946 £40,000 - 509
East of England 0 1419 £40,000 - 147
City of London -4 1301 £50,000 -2.91% 188
Yorkshire -1 1248 £37,500 +7.14% 187
North West +3 1170 £35,000 - 290
West Midlands -1 1082 £37,500 -1.31% 158
Surrey +2 1013 £42,500 -2.29% 90
South West -2 903 £37,000 +5.71% 200
West Yorkshire 0 874 £35,500 +1.42% 108
Hampshire +2 836 £37,500 +7.14% 110
Berkshire -4 791 £42,500 +6.25% 125
Manchester +5 657 £37,500 +7.14% 152
Leeds -1 640 £37,500 +7.14% 87
East Midlands +2 638 £37,500 - 94
Hertfordshire -1 484 £45,000 +9.75% 43
Scotland +3 461 £37,500 -6.25% 84
Birmingham 0 414 £40,000 -3.61% 59
Buckinghamshire -3 378 £35,000 -14.63% 52
Cheshire +4 338 £32,500 -7.14% 74
Reading -6 302 £40,000 - 61
Oxfordshire +7 292 £40,000 +8.10% 41
Cambridgeshire +1 279 £38,500 +1.31% 39
Bedfordshire +1 263 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Wales -1 263 £36,000 +5.88% 34
North Yorkshire +7 249 £40,000 +14.28% 25
South Wales 0 245 £36,000 +2.85% 26
Wiltshire +1 237 £35,000 -2.09% 29
Essex 0 234 £40,000 +6.66% 22

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 15208 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 14735 (40.10%) Windows
3 12811 (34.86%) SQL Server
4 11351 (30.89%) SQL
5 10203 (27.76%) .NET
6 8884 (24.18%) C#
7 8037 (21.87%) Active Directory
8 7149 (19.45%) Finance
9 7037 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
10 7024 (19.11%) MS Office
11 6629 (18.04%) VMware
12 5809 (15.81%) ASP.NET
13 5187 (14.12%) ITIL
14 5106 (13.89%) MS Exchange
15 4988 (13.57%) JavaScript
16 4946 (13.46%) Degree
17 4870 (13.25%) HTML
18 4722 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 4699 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
20 4457 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4368 (11.89%) MVC
22 4126 (11.23%) SharePoint
23 3924 (10.68%) CSS
24 3887 (10.58%) Citrix
25 3842 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
26 3836 (10.44%) Cisco
27 3687 (10.03%) Windows Server 2012
28 3462 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
29 3456 (9.40%) Project Management
30 3137 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 5106 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4126 (11.23%) SharePoint
3 2336 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2217 (6.03%) IIS
5 1378 (3.75%) Lync
6 1309 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1117 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 669 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
9 645 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 635 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 607 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 520 (1.42%) CMS
13 517 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 430 (1.17%) Apache
15 419 (1.14%) SAS
16 241 (0.66%) Tomcat
17 234 (0.64%) Node.js
18 209 (0.57%) WebSphere
19 202 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
20 199 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15208 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 7024 (19.11%) MS Office
3 1420 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1004 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 987 (2.69%) MS Project
6 275 (0.75%) PowerPivot
7 199 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 179 (0.49%) SPSS
9 139 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
10 135 (0.37%) InfoPath
11 71 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 67 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
13 44 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 40 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
15 28 (0.076%) Acrobat
15 28 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
16 26 (0.071%) FastStats
17 21 (0.057%) InDesign
18 17 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
18 17 (0.046%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1574 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 493 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 301 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 92 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 72 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 67 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 66 (0.18%) SAP Business One
7 66 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 66 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 65 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 47 (0.13%) Magento
10 46 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
11 44 (0.12%) Sage 200
11 44 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
12 40 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
12 40 (0.11%) Agresso
13 36 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
13 36 (0.098%) SAP BPC
14 33 (0.090%) SAP SD
15 30 (0.082%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1881 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1816 (4.94%) Office 365
3 921 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 747 (2.03%) SaaS
5 291 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 199 (0.54%) IaaS
7 172 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 144 (0.39%) PaaS
9 143 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 84 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 67 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 66 (0.18%) Amazon S3
13 48 (0.13%) Yammer
13 48 (0.13%) GitHub
14 39 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 36 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.065%) IBM PureFlex
17 23 (0.063%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (0.063%) Heroku
18 19 (0.052%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2940 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2895 (7.88%) DNS
3 2444 (6.65%) TCP/IP
4 2331 (6.34%) SAN
5 2219 (6.04%) WAN
6 2204 (6.00%) LAN
7 2072 (5.64%) DHCP
8 1440 (3.92%) VPN
9 1200 (3.27%) Internet
10 1015 (2.76%) VoIP
11 624 (1.70%) Wireless
12 608 (1.65%) NAS
13 524 (1.43%) Network Security
14 476 (1.30%) VLAN
15 410 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
16 382 (1.04%) HTTP
17 378 (1.03%) Unified Communications
18 355 (0.97%) Intranet
19 350 (0.95%) iSCSI
20 329 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12811 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 3137 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2979 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2775 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1987 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1940 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1383 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 1342 (3.65%) Relational Database
9 1022 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 838 (2.28%) MySQL
11 636 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 553 (1.50%) Big Data
13 531 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
14 514 (1.40%) NoSQL
15 433 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 432 (1.18%) OLAP
17 389 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 351 (0.96%) QlikView
19 350 (0.95%) MongoDB
20 342 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2425 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 1921 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 823 (2.24%) NUnit
4 618 (1.68%) Subversion
5 587 (1.60%) Git (software)
6 486 (1.32%) JIRA
7 471 (1.28%) Selenium
8 439 (1.19%) Moq
9 426 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
10 311 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 256 (0.70%) MSTest
12 210 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 203 (0.55%) SpecFlow
14 179 (0.49%) Jenkins
15 161 (0.44%) ReSharper
16 155 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 126 (0.34%) HP UFT
18 124 (0.34%) MSBuild
19 117 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
20 111 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 7149 (19.45%) Finance
2 1726 (4.70%) Retail
3 1612 (4.39%) Banking
4 1522 (4.14%) Marketing
5 1183 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 927 (2.52%) Legal
7 748 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 693 (1.89%) Law
9 681 (1.85%) Advertising
10 609 (1.66%) Back Office
11 377 (1.03%) Front Office
12 372 (1.01%) Publishing
13 347 (0.94%) Games
14 343 (0.93%) Investment Banking
15 277 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 198 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
17 182 (0.50%) Billing
18 171 (0.47%) Electronics
19 150 (0.41%) German Language
20 144 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9020 (24.55%) Developer
2 6742 (18.35%) Analyst
3 3291 (8.96%) .NET Developer
4 2478 (6.74%) Consultant
5 2439 (6.64%) Support Engineer
6 2310 (6.29%) Support Analyst
7 2101 (5.72%) C# Developer
8 1985 (5.40%) Architect
9 1565 (4.26%) Administrator
10 1545 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
11 1454 (3.96%) Senior Developer
12 1375 (3.74%) Project Manager
13 1374 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1157 (3.15%) Software Developer
15 1141 (3.10%) IT Support
16 1127 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
17 974 (2.65%) Business Analyst
18 962 (2.62%) DBA
19 883 (2.40%) Service Analyst
20 854 (2.32%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10203 (27.76%) .NET
2 5809 (15.81%) ASP.NET
3 4870 (13.25%) HTML
4 3924 (10.68%) CSS
5 2902 (7.90%) jQuery
6 2776 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2696 (7.34%) .NET Framework
8 2444 (6.65%) WCF
9 2408 (6.55%) Web Services
10 2263 (6.16%) XML
11 1480 (4.03%) HTML5
12 1319 (3.59%) Entity Framework
13 1188 (3.23%) Ajax
14 1061 (2.89%) AngularJS
15 1057 (2.88%) WPF
16 905 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
17 812 (2.21%) CSS3
18 736 (2.00%) LINQ
19 691 (1.88%) SOAP
20 647 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3842 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1777 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 1649 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 1462 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 1209 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 1106 (3.01%) Clustering
7 730 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 705 (1.92%) Replication
9 695 (1.89%) Mathematics
10 579 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 576 (1.57%) User Experience
12 438 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 415 (1.13%) Visualisation
14 410 (1.12%) Statistics
15 382 (1.04%) N-Tier
16 323 (0.88%) Hedge funds
17 318 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
18 311 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
19 285 (0.78%) Data Integration
20 273 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14735 (40.10%) Windows
2 4699 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3687 (10.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 3071 (8.36%) Windows 7
5 2750 (7.48%) Linux
6 2569 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 1533 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 1470 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1107 (3.01%) UNIX
10 804 (2.19%) Android
11 661 (1.80%) Apple iOS
12 483 (1.31%) Mac OS X
13 468 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 433 (1.18%) Windows Vista
15 285 (0.78%) Solaris
16 212 (0.58%) AIX
17 190 (0.52%) CentOS
18 181 (0.49%) Windows 2000
19 168 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
20 141 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7037 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5187 (14.12%) ITIL
3 4368 (11.89%) MVC
4 3462 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
5 3456 (9.40%) Project Management
6 2752 (7.49%) Scrum
7 2645 (7.20%) CRM
8 2337 (6.36%) TDD
9 1894 (5.15%) OO
10 1671 (4.55%) SDLC
11 1581 (4.30%) Software Engineering
12 1559 (4.24%) Mentoring
13 1505 (4.10%) PRINCE2
14 1442 (3.92%) Change Management
15 1435 (3.90%) Migration
16 1403 (3.82%) Service Delivery
17 1286 (3.50%) Service Management
18 1279 (3.48%) Analytics
19 1276 (3.47%) ETL
20 1179 (3.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11351 (30.89%) SQL
2 8884 (24.18%) C#
3 4988 (13.57%) JavaScript
4 3130 (8.52%) T-SQL
5 1850 (5.03%) Java
6 1840 (5.01%) PowerShell
7 1183 (3.22%) VB.NET
8 908 (2.47%) VB
9 804 (2.19%) C++
10 734 (2.00%) C
11 605 (1.65%) VBA
12 557 (1.52%) PHP
13 483 (1.31%) Python
14 409 (1.11%) VBScript
15 403 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 401 (1.09%) Perl
17 243 (0.66%) Ruby
18 173 (0.47%) Shell Script
19 158 (0.43%) Bash Shell
20 139 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4946 (13.46%) Degree
2 4722 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2210 (6.01%) MCSE
4 1506 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
5 1484 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 1424 (3.88%) MCP
7 1184 (3.22%) CCNA
8 1178 (3.21%) MCITP
9 1051 (2.86%) MCSA
10 947 (2.58%) SC Cleared
11 787 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 597 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 521 (1.42%) ISEB
14 515 (1.40%) CCNP
15 491 (1.34%) MCTS
16 381 (1.04%) DV Cleared
17 351 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
18 276 (0.75%) CCA
19 269 (0.73%) PMI Certification
20 266 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2085 (5.67%) SLA
2 1610 (4.38%) QA
3 381 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 205 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 205 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 142 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 99 (0.27%) COBIT
7 79 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 41 (0.11%) HL7
9 33 (0.090%) PMBOK
10 24 (0.065%) MiFID
10 24 (0.065%) EMIR
11 23 (0.063%) ISO 9000
12 20 (0.054%) ISO 14001
13 16 (0.044%) Solvency II
13 16 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
14 12 (0.033%) TickIT
15 10 (0.027%) ISO 9002
15 10 (0.027%) P3O
16 9 (0.024%) WAI
System Software
1 8037 (21.87%) Active Directory
2 4457 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2432 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 1355 (3.69%) XenApp
5 1254 (3.41%) vSphere
6 712 (1.94%) VMware ESX
7 598 (1.63%) XenDesktop
8 475 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 415 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 357 (0.97%) XenServer
11 355 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 182 (0.50%) vCloud
13 174 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 131 (0.36%) ISA Server
15 125 (0.34%) Terminal Server
16 118 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
17 102 (0.28%) VMware Server
18 99 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
19 98 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 95 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1992 (5.42%) SCCM
2 1003 (2.73%) SCOM
3 462 (1.26%) Backup Exec
4 409 (1.11%) WSUS
5 249 (0.68%) Puppet
6 228 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 205 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 187 (0.51%) SCVMM
9 170 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 155 (0.42%) Nagios
11 135 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 131 (0.36%) Tivoli
13 122 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 117 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 108 (0.29%) AirWatch
16 82 (0.22%) HP SIM
17 76 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
18 72 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 72 (0.20%) SCSM
19 69 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6629 (18.04%) VMware
2 3887 (10.58%) Citrix
3 3836 (10.44%) Cisco
4 3027 (8.24%) Oracle
5 2241 (6.10%) HP
6 1188 (3.23%) SAP
7 1095 (2.98%) IBM
8 894 (2.43%) NetApp
9 854 (2.32%) Symantec
10 772 (2.10%) Dell
11 764 (2.08%) Apple
12 674 (1.83%) EMC
13 554 (1.51%) Red Hat
14 515 (1.40%) Juniper
15 449 (1.22%) Avaya
16 439 (1.19%) CheckPoint
17 419 (1.14%) Google
18 410 (1.12%) Tableau
19 403 (1.10%) Adobe
20 369 (1.00%) Cognos
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 50k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £4000 - £65000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Robert Half
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago