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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17735 19957 18577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.79% 16.88% 17.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.75% 36.15% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14666 16814 16000
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 £62,500 £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
49602 55202 52360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 46.96% 46.69% 47.90%
Number of salaries quoted 39937 44725 42809
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 £70,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +1 16435 £40,000 - 2778
London +2 6079 £48,500 -3.00% 883
South East 0 3953 £40,000 - 573
East of England -2 1426 £40,000 - 183
City of London 0 1349 £50,000 -4.76% 359
Yorkshire -4 1188 £35,661 +1.88% 190
North West 0 1079 £37,500 +7.14% 349
West Midlands 0 985 £36,000 -4.00% 216
Surrey +3 972 £45,000 +5.88% 139
South West 0 918 £35,000 -1.40% 185
Hampshire +1 836 £40,000 +14.28% 123
West Yorkshire 0 821 £36,250 +3.57% 109
Berkshire -3 814 £40,000 -9.60% 115
East Midlands 0 663 £37,500 -3.84% 93
Leeds +1 607 £37,447 +6.99% 68
Manchester -3 540 £37,000 +5.71% 207
Hertfordshire 0 494 £40,000 +6.66% 63
Buckinghamshire -3 432 £36,000 -15.29% 62
Scotland +1 417 £37,500 -6.25% 101
Reading 0 413 £37,000 -17.77% 45
Birmingham +1 397 £42,250 +5.62% 77
Cheshire +2 320 £37,500 +8.69% 64
Wales +1 313 £35,000 - 27
Cambridgeshire -5 278 £40,000 +6.66% 50
South Wales 0 273 £36,000 +2.85% 20
West Sussex 0 262 £40,000 - 31
Oxfordshire -1 239 £38,000 +2.70% 49
Milton Keynes -3 238 £35,000 -17.64% 32
Bedfordshire -2 235 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Nottinghamshire -1 225 £40,000 +2.56% 31

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15304 (41.71%) MS Excel
2 14941 (40.72%) Windows
3 12850 (35.02%) SQL Server
4 11175 (30.45%) SQL
5 10204 (27.81%) .NET
6 8862 (24.15%) C#
7 8275 (22.55%) Active Directory
8 7160 (19.51%) Finance
9 7056 (19.23%) MS Office
10 6713 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
11 6623 (18.05%) VMware
12 5903 (16.09%) ASP.NET
13 5309 (14.47%) MS Exchange
14 5122 (13.96%) ITIL
15 4953 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 4934 (13.45%) Degree
17 4865 (13.26%) JavaScript
18 4800 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 4790 (13.05%) HTML
20 4575 (12.47%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4308 (11.74%) MVC
22 4291 (11.69%) SharePoint
23 4002 (10.91%) Cisco
24 3982 (10.85%) Citrix
25 3796 (10.35%) CSS
26 3689 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
27 3557 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
28 3475 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
29 3338 (9.10%) Project Management
30 3248 (8.85%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5309 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 4291 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 2338 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2335 (6.36%) IIS
5 1591 (4.34%) Lync
6 1311 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1198 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 726 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 672 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 656 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 648 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 639 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
13 554 (1.51%) CMS
14 445 (1.21%) Apache
15 381 (1.04%) SAS
16 264 (0.72%) Tomcat
17 226 (0.62%) WebSphere
18 218 (0.59%) Umbraco
19 205 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
20 200 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15304 (41.71%) MS Excel
2 7056 (19.23%) MS Office
3 1340 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 991 (2.70%) MS Project
5 915 (2.49%) MS Visio
6 225 (0.61%) PowerPivot
7 209 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 185 (0.50%) SPSS
9 136 (0.37%) InfoPath
10 122 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 78 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
12 74 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 45 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 30 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
14 30 (0.082%) Acrobat
15 28 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
16 19 (0.052%) InDesign
17 18 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
18 10 (0.027%) Mingle
18 10 (0.027%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1537 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 490 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 269 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 96 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 92 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 83 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 70 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 54 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 54 (0.15%) SAP Business One
9 53 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 49 (0.13%) SAP SD
11 48 (0.13%) Agresso
12 42 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 39 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
14 34 (0.093%) Primavera
15 32 (0.087%) SAP CRM
16 31 (0.084%) Magento
17 30 (0.082%) Northgate Housing
18 28 (0.076%) SAP FI
19 27 (0.074%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1805 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1747 (4.76%) Office 365
3 834 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 792 (2.16%) SaaS
5 319 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 223 (0.61%) IaaS
7 165 (0.45%) PaaS
8 145 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 121 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 86 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 73 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 71 (0.19%) Yammer
13 70 (0.19%) Google Apps
14 59 (0.16%) GitHub
15 53 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
16 23 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (0.049%) Heroku
17 18 (0.049%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (0.041%) Terremark
19 14 (0.038%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3114 (8.49%) Firewall
2 2825 (7.70%) DNS
3 2485 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 2416 (6.58%) SAN
5 2180 (5.94%) WAN
6 2170 (5.91%) LAN
7 1976 (5.39%) DHCP
8 1518 (4.14%) VPN
9 1299 (3.54%) Internet
10 992 (2.70%) VoIP
11 638 (1.74%) Wireless
12 598 (1.63%) Network Security
13 568 (1.55%) NAS
14 484 (1.32%) VLAN
15 425 (1.16%) HTTP
16 420 (1.14%) Unified Communications
17 384 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
18 362 (0.99%) SSL
19 349 (0.95%) iSCSI
20 341 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12850 (35.02%) SQL Server
2 3031 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2958 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2824 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1876 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1841 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1394 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1284 (3.50%) Relational Database
9 1151 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 847 (2.31%) MySQL
11 607 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 550 (1.50%) Big Data
13 452 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 412 (1.12%) NoSQL
15 408 (1.11%) OLAP
16 390 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 351 (0.96%) MS Access
18 329 (0.90%) Data Mining
19 324 (0.88%) QlikView
20 323 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2410 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 1756 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 866 (2.36%) NUnit
4 564 (1.54%) Subversion
5 502 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 484 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
7 449 (1.22%) Moq
8 415 (1.13%) JIRA
9 410 (1.12%) Selenium
10 299 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 275 (0.75%) MSTest
12 192 (0.52%) SpecFlow
13 191 (0.52%) ReSharper
14 172 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 155 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 126 (0.34%) Eclipse
17 122 (0.33%) Jenkins
18 109 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
19 105 (0.29%) SoapUI
20 100 (0.27%) MSBuild
General
1 7160 (19.51%) Finance
2 1810 (4.93%) Retail
3 1513 (4.12%) Banking
4 1360 (3.71%) Marketing
5 1167 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 960 (2.62%) Legal
7 826 (2.25%) Advertising
8 722 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 686 (1.87%) Law
10 562 (1.53%) Back Office
11 372 (1.01%) Front Office
12 367 (1.00%) Games
13 341 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 322 (0.88%) Publishing
15 266 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 238 (0.65%) Billing
17 196 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 164 (0.45%) Electronics
19 148 (0.40%) Automotive
20 142 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9038 (24.63%) Developer
2 6664 (18.16%) Analyst
3 3233 (8.81%) .NET Developer
4 2700 (7.36%) Consultant
5 2513 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 2331 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 2178 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 1938 (5.28%) Architect
9 1585 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 1516 (4.13%) Administrator
11 1424 (3.88%) Senior Developer
12 1417 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1389 (3.79%) Project Manager
14 1238 (3.37%) Software Developer
15 1212 (3.30%) IT Support
16 1158 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
17 1019 (2.78%) DBA
18 920 (2.51%) Service Analyst
19 871 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
20 869 (2.37%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10204 (27.81%) .NET
2 5903 (16.09%) ASP.NET
3 4790 (13.05%) HTML
4 3796 (10.35%) CSS
5 2718 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2682 (7.31%) .NET Framework
7 2673 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2422 (6.60%) WCF
9 2353 (6.41%) Web Services
10 2262 (6.16%) XML
11 1537 (4.19%) HTML5
12 1255 (3.42%) Ajax
13 1247 (3.40%) Entity Framework
14 1113 (3.03%) WPF
15 911 (2.48%) AngularJS
16 755 (2.06%) LINQ
17 749 (2.04%) CSS3
18 743 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
19 715 (1.95%) SOAP
20 681 (1.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3689 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1876 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 1726 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 1381 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 1278 (3.48%) Blackberry
6 1175 (3.20%) Clustering
7 745 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 745 (2.03%) Replication
8 681 (1.86%) Mathematics
9 570 (1.55%) User Experience
10 538 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 492 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 429 (1.17%) Statistics
13 400 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 384 (1.05%) Visualisation
15 304 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
16 303 (0.83%) Hedge funds
17 300 (0.82%) Thin Client
17 300 (0.82%) Fat Client
18 299 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14941 (40.72%) Windows
2 4800 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3557 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3248 (8.85%) Windows 7
5 2705 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 2656 (7.24%) Linux
7 1614 (4.40%) Windows XP
8 1545 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 1123 (3.06%) UNIX
10 780 (2.13%) Android
11 667 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 485 (1.32%) Windows Vista
13 439 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 413 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 297 (0.81%) Solaris
16 227 (0.62%) CentOS
17 179 (0.49%) AIX
18 172 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
19 166 (0.45%) Windows 2000
20 126 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6713 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5122 (13.96%) ITIL
3 4308 (11.74%) MVC
4 3475 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
5 3338 (9.10%) Project Management
6 2605 (7.10%) CRM
7 2582 (7.04%) Scrum
8 2225 (6.06%) TDD
9 1978 (5.39%) OO
10 1638 (4.46%) Software Engineering
11 1617 (4.41%) SDLC
12 1526 (4.16%) Migration
13 1487 (4.05%) PRINCE2
14 1483 (4.04%) Mentoring
15 1468 (4.00%) Service Delivery
16 1420 (3.87%) Change Management
17 1319 (3.59%) Service Management
18 1237 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
19 1200 (3.27%) ETL
20 1183 (3.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11175 (30.45%) SQL
2 8862 (24.15%) C#
3 4865 (13.26%) JavaScript
4 3163 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 1883 (5.13%) Java
6 1817 (4.95%) PowerShell
7 1217 (3.32%) VB.NET
8 959 (2.61%) VB
9 819 (2.23%) C++
10 712 (1.94%) C
11 657 (1.79%) VBA
12 574 (1.56%) PHP
13 454 (1.24%) Python
14 396 (1.08%) Perl
15 394 (1.07%) VBScript
16 380 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 247 (0.67%) Ruby
18 190 (0.52%) Shell Script
19 170 (0.46%) Bash Shell
20 167 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4953 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4934 (13.45%) Degree
3 2380 (6.49%) MCSE
4 1572 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 1548 (4.22%) MCP
6 1502 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1226 (3.34%) MCITP
8 1170 (3.19%) CCNA
9 1081 (2.95%) SC Cleared
10 1066 (2.91%) MCSA
11 866 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 570 (1.55%) MCTS
13 543 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
14 484 (1.32%) CCNP
15 445 (1.21%) ISEB
16 420 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
17 410 (1.12%) DV Cleared
18 360 (0.98%) CCA
19 262 (0.71%) A+ Certification
20 248 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1989 (5.42%) SLA
2 1484 (4.04%) QA
3 382 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 256 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 206 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 111 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 86 (0.23%) COBIT
8 61 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 37 (0.10%) HL7
10 29 (0.079%) ISO 9000
11 21 (0.057%) ISO 14001
11 21 (0.057%) Solvency II
12 16 (0.044%) TickIT
13 15 (0.041%) WAI
14 14 (0.038%) ISO 8583
15 10 (0.027%) RosettaNet
15 10 (0.027%) ISO 9002
16 8 (0.022%) EMIR
17 6 (0.016%) DICOM
System Software
1 8275 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 4575 (12.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2656 (7.24%) Hyper-V
4 1428 (3.89%) XenApp
5 1306 (3.56%) vSphere
6 721 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 710 (1.93%) VMware ESX
8 493 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 403 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 389 (1.06%) XenServer
11 376 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 193 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 186 (0.51%) vCloud
14 136 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 125 (0.34%) Terminal Server
16 116 (0.32%) VMware Server
17 114 (0.31%) ISA Server
18 98 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
19 92 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
20 83 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2032 (5.54%) SCCM
2 1067 (2.91%) SCOM
3 473 (1.29%) Backup Exec
4 364 (0.99%) WSUS
5 260 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 234 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 223 (0.61%) SCVMM
8 214 (0.58%) Puppet
9 168 (0.46%) Nagios
10 157 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 154 (0.42%) Tivoli
12 147 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
13 137 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 100 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 84 (0.23%) HP SIM
16 83 (0.23%) OpenView
17 82 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 82 (0.22%) SCOrch
18 81 (0.22%) SCSM
19 75 (0.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6623 (18.05%) VMware
2 4002 (10.91%) Cisco
3 3982 (10.85%) Citrix
4 2953 (8.05%) Oracle
5 2380 (6.49%) HP
6 1229 (3.35%) SAP
7 1051 (2.86%) IBM
8 1015 (2.77%) NetApp
9 941 (2.56%) Symantec
10 851 (2.32%) Apple
11 813 (2.22%) Dell
12 731 (1.99%) EMC
13 604 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 546 (1.49%) Juniper
15 491 (1.34%) CheckPoint
16 477 (1.30%) Business Objects
17 425 (1.16%) Avaya
18 420 (1.14%) Cognos
19 412 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
20 411 (1.12%) Adobe
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