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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18626 19532 18494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 16.54% 17.03%
As % of the Vendors category 36.12% 35.43% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15431 16422 15966
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 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -

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
51571 55131 51801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 46.60% 46.68% 47.70%
Number of salaries quoted 41660 44546 42531
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 17270 £40,500 -1.21% 2869
London +2 6298 £50,000 - 884
South East 0 4153 £40,000 - 596
East of England 0 1532 £40,000 - 201
City of London -3 1303 £50,000 -4.76% 359
Yorkshire -2 1288 £36,000 +2.85% 222
North West +2 1193 £37,500 +7.14% 306
West Midlands -1 1099 £37,500 - 272
Surrey +1 1094 £42,500 - 127
South West -1 946 £35,000 -4.10% 178
West Yorkshire 0 899 £35,581 +1.65% 157
Hampshire +2 861 £40,000 +14.28% 136
Berkshire -2 812 £42,500 - 127
Leeds -1 655 £37,500 +7.14% 107
East Midlands +1 620 £38,500 -1.28% 110
Manchester +1 614 £37,500 +7.14% 184
Hertfordshire 0 520 £40,000 -1.65% 62
Scotland +3 457 £37,500 -6.25% 105
Birmingham +1 428 £40,000 - 111
Buckinghamshire -3 426 £35,000 -17.64% 50
Cheshire +2 353 £37,500 +10.77% 68
Reading -7 345 £37,500 -11.76% 45
Cambridgeshire 0 312 £38,500 +2.66% 57
Wales 0 300 £35,000 - 23
Bedfordshire +3 279 £45,000 +2.50% 32
Oxfordshire +4 276 £40,000 +8.10% 51
West Sussex 0 265 £40,000 - 35
South Wales -2 264 £36,000 +2.85% 20
Milton Keynes -2 257 £35,000 -17.64% 28
Wiltshire +3 251 £35,000 -1.40% 32

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15785 (41.49%) MS Excel
2 15317 (40.26%) Windows
3 13342 (35.07%) SQL Server
4 11655 (30.63%) SQL
5 10559 (27.75%) .NET
6 9161 (24.08%) C#
7 8413 (22.11%) Active Directory
8 7425 (19.51%) Finance
9 7301 (19.19%) MS Office
10 7079 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
11 6884 (18.09%) VMware
12 6100 (16.03%) ASP.NET
13 5413 (14.23%) MS Exchange
14 5344 (14.05%) ITIL
15 5130 (13.48%) JavaScript
16 5108 (13.43%) Degree
17 5002 (13.15%) HTML
18 4977 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
19 4902 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
20 4680 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4559 (11.98%) MVC
22 4338 (11.40%) SharePoint
23 4148 (10.90%) Citrix
24 4075 (10.71%) Cisco
25 3980 (10.46%) CSS
26 3872 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
27 3774 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
28 3575 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
29 3479 (9.14%) Project Management
30 3298 (8.67%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5413 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 4338 (11.40%) SharePoint
3 2435 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2362 (6.21%) IIS
5 1537 (4.04%) Lync
6 1360 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1206 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 688 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 688 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 684 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
10 663 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 611 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 536 (1.41%) CMS
13 425 (1.12%) Apache
14 411 (1.08%) SAS
15 254 (0.67%) Tomcat
16 219 (0.58%) Node.js
17 218 (0.57%) WebSphere
18 214 (0.56%) Umbraco
19 199 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15785 (41.49%) MS Excel
2 7301 (19.19%) MS Office
3 1403 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1007 (2.65%) MS Project
5 970 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 261 (0.69%) PowerPivot
7 210 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 192 (0.50%) SPSS
9 135 (0.35%) InfoPath
10 133 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
11 74 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 71 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 45 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 32 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
15 30 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
16 21 (0.055%) Acrobat
17 18 (0.047%) InDesign
17 18 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
18 13 (0.034%) FastStats
19 12 (0.032%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1615 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 514 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 300 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 92 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 73 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 73 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 73 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 66 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 63 (0.17%) SAP Business One
8 56 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 52 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 45 (0.12%) Magento
11 43 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
12 42 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
13 40 (0.11%) SAP SD
14 39 (0.10%) Agresso
14 39 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
15 37 (0.097%) Primavera
15 37 (0.097%) SAP BPC
16 30 (0.079%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1926 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1837 (4.83%) Office 365
3 922 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 770 (2.02%) SaaS
5 307 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 214 (0.56%) IaaS
7 176 (0.46%) Google Analytics
8 167 (0.44%) PaaS
9 136 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 93 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 72 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 68 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 68 (0.18%) Yammer
13 55 (0.14%) GitHub
14 44 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (0.074%) IBM PureFlex
16 27 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
17 23 (0.060%) Heroku
18 21 (0.055%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 17 (0.045%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3140 (8.25%) Firewall
2 2943 (7.73%) DNS
3 2538 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2450 (6.44%) SAN
5 2294 (6.03%) WAN
6 2275 (5.98%) LAN
7 2077 (5.46%) DHCP
8 1532 (4.03%) VPN
9 1251 (3.29%) Internet
10 1037 (2.73%) VoIP
11 654 (1.72%) Wireless
12 603 (1.58%) NAS
13 599 (1.57%) Network Security
14 482 (1.27%) VLAN
15 430 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
16 407 (1.07%) HTTP
17 406 (1.07%) Unified Communications
18 361 (0.95%) Intranet
19 356 (0.94%) iSCSI
20 345 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13342 (35.07%) SQL Server
2 3198 (8.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3016 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2990 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2022 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1965 (5.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1413 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1382 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 1137 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 867 (2.28%) MySQL
11 648 (1.70%) Oracle Database
12 570 (1.50%) Big Data
13 493 (1.30%) NoSQL
14 475 (1.25%) RDBMS
15 418 (1.10%) OLAP
16 392 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 345 (0.91%) MongoDB
18 343 (0.90%) MS Access
19 336 (0.88%) Data Mining
19 336 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2480 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 1902 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 881 (2.32%) NUnit
4 603 (1.58%) Subversion
5 575 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 473 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
7 466 (1.22%) JIRA
8 450 (1.18%) Moq
9 432 (1.14%) Selenium
10 322 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 272 (0.71%) MSTest
12 194 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 190 (0.50%) SpecFlow
14 181 (0.48%) ReSharper
15 169 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 150 (0.39%) Jenkins
17 118 (0.31%) MSBuild
18 115 (0.30%) Eclipse
18 115 (0.30%) HP UFT
19 105 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7425 (19.51%) Finance
2 1844 (4.85%) Retail
3 1618 (4.25%) Banking
4 1499 (3.94%) Marketing
5 1184 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 973 (2.56%) Legal
7 774 (2.03%) Advertising
8 766 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 700 (1.84%) Law
10 606 (1.59%) Back Office
11 375 (0.99%) Front Office
12 373 (0.98%) Publishing
13 354 (0.93%) Games
14 341 (0.90%) Investment Banking
15 274 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 208 (0.55%) Billing
17 199 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 164 (0.43%) Electronics
19 149 (0.39%) German Language
20 147 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9357 (24.59%) Developer
2 6933 (18.22%) Analyst
3 3404 (8.95%) .NET Developer
4 2685 (7.06%) Consultant
5 2535 (6.66%) Support Engineer
6 2415 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 2217 (5.83%) C# Developer
8 2081 (5.47%) Architect
9 1619 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 1602 (4.21%) Administrator
11 1524 (4.01%) Senior Developer
12 1461 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1411 (3.71%) Project Manager
14 1216 (3.20%) Software Developer
15 1207 (3.17%) IT Support
16 1177 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
17 1045 (2.75%) DBA
18 943 (2.48%) Service Analyst
19 930 (2.44%) Business Analyst
20 887 (2.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10559 (27.75%) .NET
2 6100 (16.03%) ASP.NET
3 5002 (13.15%) HTML
4 3980 (10.46%) CSS
5 2930 (7.70%) jQuery
6 2859 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2813 (7.39%) .NET Framework
8 2514 (6.61%) WCF
9 2462 (6.47%) Web Services
10 2338 (6.14%) XML
11 1514 (3.98%) HTML5
12 1339 (3.52%) Entity Framework
13 1242 (3.26%) Ajax
14 1092 (2.87%) WPF
15 1058 (2.78%) AngularJS
16 888 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 788 (2.07%) CSS3
18 782 (2.06%) LINQ
19 691 (1.82%) SOAP
20 665 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3872 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1828 (4.80%) Data Centre
3 1827 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 1452 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 1298 (3.41%) Blackberry
6 1194 (3.14%) Clustering
7 758 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 744 (1.96%) Replication
9 685 (1.80%) Mathematics
10 590 (1.55%) User Experience
11 569 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 469 (1.23%) Mobile App
13 433 (1.14%) Statistics
14 421 (1.11%) Visualisation
15 397 (1.04%) N-Tier
16 331 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 316 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
18 307 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
18 307 (0.81%) Fat Client
18 307 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15317 (40.26%) Windows
2 4902 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 3774 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 3250 (8.54%) Windows 7
5 2804 (7.37%) Linux
6 2714 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1614 (4.24%) Windows XP
8 1596 (4.19%) Windows 8
9 1156 (3.04%) UNIX
10 807 (2.12%) Android
11 660 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 500 (1.31%) Mac OS X
13 483 (1.27%) Windows Vista
14 470 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 307 (0.81%) Solaris
16 217 (0.57%) AIX
17 213 (0.56%) CentOS
18 180 (0.47%) Windows 2000
19 166 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
20 134 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7079 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
2 5344 (14.05%) ITIL
3 4559 (11.98%) MVC
4 3575 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
5 3479 (9.14%) Project Management
6 2746 (7.22%) Scrum
7 2720 (7.15%) CRM
8 2383 (6.26%) TDD
9 2010 (5.28%) OO
10 1704 (4.48%) SDLC
11 1666 (4.38%) Software Engineering
12 1587 (4.17%) Mentoring
13 1581 (4.16%) Migration
14 1544 (4.06%) PRINCE2
15 1500 (3.94%) Service Delivery
16 1460 (3.84%) Change Management
17 1355 (3.56%) Service Management
18 1290 (3.39%) ETL
19 1269 (3.34%) Analytics
20 1233 (3.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11655 (30.63%) SQL
2 9161 (24.08%) C#
3 5130 (13.48%) JavaScript
4 3298 (8.67%) T-SQL
5 1954 (5.14%) Java
6 1895 (4.98%) PowerShell
7 1228 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 979 (2.57%) VB
9 846 (2.22%) C++
10 732 (1.92%) C
11 670 (1.76%) VBA
12 603 (1.58%) PHP
13 475 (1.25%) Python
14 404 (1.06%) VBScript
15 399 (1.05%) Perl
16 394 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 247 (0.65%) Ruby
18 177 (0.47%) Shell Script
19 163 (0.43%) Bash Shell
20 157 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5108 (13.43%) Degree
2 4977 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2337 (6.14%) MCSE
4 1582 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1565 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 1534 (4.03%) MCP
7 1243 (3.27%) CCNA
8 1238 (3.25%) MCITP
9 1081 (2.84%) MCSA
10 1041 (2.74%) SC Cleared
11 852 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 602 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
13 541 (1.42%) MCTS
14 512 (1.35%) CCNP
15 499 (1.31%) ISEB
16 409 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
16 409 (1.07%) DV Cleared
17 338 (0.89%) CCA
18 272 (0.71%) A+ Certification
18 272 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2119 (5.57%) SLA
2 1616 (4.25%) QA
3 394 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 235 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 224 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 128 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 95 (0.25%) COBIT
8 80 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (0.12%) HL7
10 38 (0.100%) PMBOK
11 27 (0.071%) ISO 9000
12 23 (0.060%) ISO 14001
13 16 (0.042%) TickIT
14 14 (0.037%) Solvency II
15 13 (0.034%) EMIR
16 11 (0.029%) MiFID
17 10 (0.026%) ISO 9002
18 9 (0.024%) WAI
19 8 (0.021%) ISO 8583
19 8 (0.021%) DICOM
System Software
1 8413 (22.11%) Active Directory
2 4680 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2596 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 1467 (3.86%) XenApp
5 1350 (3.55%) vSphere
6 743 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 684 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 486 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 435 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 398 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 390 (1.03%) XenServer
12 191 (0.50%) vCloud
13 190 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 126 (0.33%) Terminal Server
15 118 (0.31%) ISA Server
16 112 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 112 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 102 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
18 92 (0.24%) UAG
19 88 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2040 (5.36%) SCCM
2 1047 (2.75%) SCOM
3 486 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 399 (1.05%) WSUS
5 259 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 235 (0.62%) Puppet
7 227 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 209 (0.55%) SCVMM
9 168 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 167 (0.44%) Nagios
11 145 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
12 141 (0.37%) Tivoli
13 125 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 108 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 104 (0.27%) AirWatch
16 91 (0.24%) HP SIM
17 83 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
18 76 (0.20%) SCSM
19 73 (0.19%) OpenView
20 72 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6884 (18.09%) VMware
2 4148 (10.90%) Citrix
3 4075 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3110 (8.17%) Oracle
5 2446 (6.43%) HP
6 1258 (3.31%) SAP
7 1123 (2.95%) IBM
8 990 (2.60%) NetApp
9 920 (2.42%) Symantec
10 853 (2.24%) Dell
11 822 (2.16%) Apple
12 706 (1.86%) EMC
13 609 (1.60%) Red Hat
14 550 (1.45%) Juniper
15 524 (1.38%) Business Objects
16 483 (1.27%) CheckPoint
17 437 (1.15%) Avaya
18 417 (1.10%) Cognos
19 407 (1.07%) Google
20 401 (1.05%) Adobe
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Allianz
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sussex
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good range
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good range
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: car + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Scotland
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
QA Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: up to £45k + 10% bonus + good benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Salary: Competitive+ Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Experis IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ASOS.Com
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Mortimer Spinks a trading division of Harvey Nash Plc
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Salary: £70k - £80k per annum + Car Allowance + 20% Bonus
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South East
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GCS
Salary: Negotiable Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago