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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19107 18070 19695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 16.71% 16.65%
As % of the Vendors category 35.24% 34.89% 34.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15716 15586 17120
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,800 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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
54218 51785 57685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.30% 47.90% 48.77%
Number of salaries quoted 43013 42399 48425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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
(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 17873 £40,000 - 2585
London +3 6587 £47,500 - 839
South East +3 4335 £40,000 - 531
City of London +4 1850 £50,000 - 329
East of England -1 1444 £40,000 - 183
Yorkshire +2 1320 £35,000 +7.69% 187
North West +3 1294 £35,000 - 272
Berkshire +1 1124 £40,000 -5.88% 96
West Midlands +1 1105 £37,500 +1.35% 188
Surrey 0 1051 £42,500 - 139
South West -4 1024 £35,000 - 168
West Yorkshire +2 885 £33,000 +1.53% 115
Hampshire +2 824 £35,000 - 107
Manchester +2 728 £35,000 - 144
East Midlands -2 624 £37,500 - 116
Leeds +2 620 £35,000 +7.69% 74
Scotland -2 536 £38,500 -3.75% 100
Reading 0 499 £40,000 -5.88% 35
Hertfordshire 0 457 £41,500 +3.75% 48
Buckinghamshire +2 416 £40,000 +2.56% 52
Birmingham 0 389 £41,500 +3.75% 80
Cambridgeshire -6 365 £37,500 -6.25% 52
Cheshire +1 352 £34,000 -2.85% 73
Bedfordshire -3 263 £42,500 -5.55% 30
South Yorkshire +2 252 £37,500 +15.38% 35
Cambridge -2 252 £38,000 -5.00% 31
Wales +1 250 £34,000 -2.85% 39
Bristol -2 247 £37,500 +7.14% 52
Edinburgh +3 232 £35,000 -12.50% 30
Kent +1 231 £40,000 -5.88% 33

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16334 (41.29%) MS Excel
2 15272 (38.60%) Windows
3 14122 (35.69%) SQL Server
4 12315 (31.13%) SQL
5 12254 (30.97%) .NET
6 10615 (26.83%) C#
7 8039 (20.32%) Active Directory
8 7499 (18.95%) Finance
9 7371 (18.63%) ASP.NET
10 6862 (17.34%) MS Office
11 6513 (16.46%) VMware
12 5840 (14.76%) Degree
13 5542 (14.01%) Microsoft Certification
14 5356 (13.54%) HTML
15 5312 (13.43%) MS Exchange
16 5267 (13.31%) SharePoint
17 5265 (13.31%) JavaScript
18 5043 (12.75%) ITIL
19 4743 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
20 4461 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4426 (11.19%) MVC
22 4292 (10.85%) CSS
23 4082 (10.32%) Citrix
24 3637 (9.19%) T-SQL
25 3575 (9.04%) Cisco
26 3546 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
27 3504 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
28 3470 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3416 (8.63%) Project Management
30 3274 (8.28%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5312 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 5267 (13.31%) SharePoint
3 2693 (6.81%) IIS
4 2481 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1562 (3.95%) Lync
6 1426 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1140 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 985 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 928 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 843 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 784 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
12 738 (1.87%) CMS
13 633 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 524 (1.32%) Apache
15 443 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
16 362 (0.91%) Tomcat
17 333 (0.84%) WebSphere
18 270 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
19 240 (0.61%) IBM Notes
20 225 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16334 (41.29%) MS Excel
2 6862 (17.34%) MS Office
3 1358 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1080 (2.73%) MS Project
5 966 (2.44%) MS Visio
6 212 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 167 (0.42%) PowerPivot
8 151 (0.38%) InfoPath
9 134 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 90 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 80 (0.20%) SPSS
12 64 (0.16%) Acrobat
13 39 (0.099%) Fireworks
14 37 (0.094%) InDesign
15 34 (0.086%) FrameMaker
16 30 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
17 26 (0.066%) RoboHelp
18 25 (0.063%) AutoCAD
18 25 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
19 20 (0.051%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1733 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 711 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 482 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 133 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 125 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 123 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
7 84 (0.21%) Fredhopper
8 83 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 82 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 56 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 55 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 54 (0.14%) Magento
13 51 (0.13%) Markit EDM
14 50 (0.13%) SAP Business One
15 49 (0.12%) Maximo
16 48 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
17 44 (0.11%) Agresso
18 42 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
19 41 (0.10%) SAP BPC
20 33 (0.083%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1271 (3.21%) Office 365
2 1131 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 598 (1.51%) SaaS
4 384 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 231 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 204 (0.52%) IaaS
7 177 (0.45%) PaaS
8 88 (0.22%) GitHub
9 71 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 53 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 46 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (0.096%) Trello
13 33 (0.083%) Amazon SQS
14 28 (0.071%) ElastiCache
14 28 (0.071%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 16 (0.040%) Google App Engine
16 14 (0.035%) Heroku
17 13 (0.033%) Rackspace Cloud
18 11 (0.028%) Force.com
18 11 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2942 (7.44%) DNS
2 2788 (7.05%) Firewall
3 2589 (6.54%) TCP/IP
4 2320 (5.86%) SAN
5 1958 (4.95%) DHCP
6 1949 (4.93%) LAN
7 1863 (4.71%) WAN
8 1636 (4.14%) Internet
9 1412 (3.57%) VPN
10 751 (1.90%) VoIP
11 628 (1.59%) NAS
12 565 (1.43%) Wireless
13 559 (1.41%) Intranet
14 478 (1.21%) HTTP
15 430 (1.09%) Unified Communications
16 406 (1.03%) Network Security
17 380 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
18 365 (0.92%) VLAN
19 327 (0.83%) NetScaler
20 310 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14122 (35.69%) SQL Server
2 3504 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3470 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3125 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2007 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1862 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1784 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1611 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 1512 (3.82%) Relational Database
10 937 (2.37%) MySQL
11 764 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 599 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 558 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 548 (1.39%) OLAP
15 486 (1.23%) Big Data
16 452 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
17 402 (1.02%) MS Access
18 370 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
19 307 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
20 294 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2934 (7.42%) Visual Studio
2 1968 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 991 (2.50%) NUnit
4 740 (1.87%) Subversion
5 590 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 490 (1.24%) Git (software)
7 445 (1.12%) JIRA
8 415 (1.05%) Selenium
9 404 (1.02%) Moq
10 311 (0.79%) MSTest
11 308 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 267 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 226 (0.57%) ReSharper
14 212 (0.54%) SpecFlow
15 209 (0.53%) Jenkins
16 204 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 202 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
18 200 (0.51%) Cucumber
19 155 (0.39%) Eclipse
20 140 (0.35%) MSBuild
General
1 7499 (18.95%) Finance
2 1703 (4.30%) Marketing
3 1614 (4.08%) Retail
4 1398 (3.53%) Advertising
5 1292 (3.27%) Banking
6 1250 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 1030 (2.60%) Legal
8 678 (1.71%) Law
9 600 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 540 (1.36%) Back Office
11 415 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 388 (0.98%) Games
13 297 (0.75%) Front Office
14 252 (0.64%) Publishing
14 252 (0.64%) French Language
15 238 (0.60%) German Language
15 238 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 229 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 166 (0.42%) Electronics
18 158 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10939 (27.65%) Developer
2 7186 (18.16%) Analyst
3 3879 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 2980 (7.53%) Consultant
5 2578 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 2525 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 2431 (6.14%) C# Developer
8 2003 (5.06%) Architect
9 1862 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 1710 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 1578 (3.99%) Software Developer
12 1451 (3.67%) Administrator
13 1229 (3.11%) Project Manager
14 1207 (3.05%) IT Support
15 1177 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 1110 (2.81%) Business Analyst
17 1078 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
18 1052 (2.66%) ASP.NET Developer
19 977 (2.47%) Team Leader
20 960 (2.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12254 (30.97%) .NET
2 7371 (18.63%) ASP.NET
3 5356 (13.54%) HTML
4 4292 (10.85%) CSS
5 3274 (8.28%) Web Services
6 3227 (8.16%) jQuery
7 3201 (8.09%) XML
8 3061 (7.74%) .NET Framework
9 2941 (7.43%) WCF
10 2899 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1626 (4.11%) Ajax
12 1564 (3.95%) HTML5
13 1529 (3.86%) WPF
14 1069 (2.70%) SOAP
15 1067 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 1004 (2.54%) WinForms
17 837 (2.12%) LINQ
18 784 (1.98%) CSS3
19 746 (1.89%) XSLT
20 711 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1947 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 1345 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 1252 (3.16%) Blackberry
4 1148 (2.90%) Clustering
5 869 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 703 (1.78%) Replication
7 653 (1.65%) Mathematics
8 532 (1.34%) Open Source
9 500 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 480 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 419 (1.06%) N-Tier
12 347 (0.88%) iPhone
13 329 (0.83%) Hedge funds
14 310 (0.78%) Statistics
15 309 (0.78%) Social Media
16 283 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
17 274 (0.69%) Visualisation
18 271 (0.68%) Tandem
19 261 (0.66%) PKI
20 233 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15272 (38.60%) Windows
2 4743 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 3079 (7.78%) Windows 7
4 3022 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2846 (7.19%) Linux
6 2518 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1920 (4.85%) Windows XP
8 1456 (3.68%) UNIX
9 1254 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 761 (1.92%) Android
11 636 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 510 (1.29%) Windows Vista
13 416 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 412 (1.04%) Solaris
15 342 (0.86%) Mac OS X
16 258 (0.65%) AIX
17 204 (0.52%) Windows 2000
18 201 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
19 164 (0.41%) Windows Phone
20 153 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5043 (12.75%) ITIL
2 4426 (11.19%) MVC
3 3546 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 3416 (8.63%) Project Management
5 3274 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
6 2797 (7.07%) Scrum
7 2742 (6.93%) CRM
8 2475 (6.26%) TDD
9 2234 (5.65%) OO
10 1934 (4.89%) Software Engineering
11 1828 (4.62%) E-Commerce
12 1661 (4.20%) PRINCE2
13 1400 (3.54%) Web Development
14 1371 (3.47%) ETL
15 1361 (3.44%) Migration
16 1325 (3.35%) Service Delivery
17 1285 (3.25%) Change Management
18 1206 (3.05%) Unit Testing
19 1123 (2.84%) Business Analysis
20 1101 (2.78%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12315 (31.13%) SQL
2 10615 (26.83%) C#
3 5265 (13.31%) JavaScript
4 3637 (9.19%) T-SQL
5 2215 (5.60%) Java
6 1896 (4.79%) VB.NET
7 1697 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 1323 (3.34%) VB
9 1084 (2.74%) C++
10 819 (2.07%) C
11 796 (2.01%) PHP
12 659 (1.67%) VBA
13 568 (1.44%) VBScript
14 516 (1.30%) Python
15 482 (1.22%) Perl
16 401 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 399 (1.01%) Ruby
18 285 (0.72%) VB6
19 229 (0.58%) Shell Script
20 218 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5840 (14.76%) Degree
2 5542 (14.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 2552 (6.45%) MCSE
4 1603 (4.05%) MCITP
5 1581 (4.00%) MCP
6 1497 (3.78%) Security Cleared
7 1491 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 1144 (2.89%) CCNA
9 1074 (2.71%) MCSA
10 1025 (2.59%) SC Cleared
11 831 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 795 (2.01%) MCTS
13 608 (1.54%) ISEB
14 576 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
15 489 (1.24%) CCNP
16 457 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
17 358 (0.90%) MCSD
18 347 (0.88%) CCA
19 316 (0.80%) PMI Certification
20 275 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1800 (4.55%) SLA
2 1415 (3.58%) QA
3 340 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 321 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 195 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 96 (0.24%) COBIT
7 87 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 55 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 41 (0.10%) WAI
10 39 (0.099%) ISO 9000
11 37 (0.094%) HL7
12 32 (0.081%) TickIT
12 32 (0.081%) EMIR
13 30 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
13 30 (0.076%) WCAG
14 29 (0.073%) Basel II
15 17 (0.043%) GAMP
16 16 (0.040%) Solvency II
16 16 (0.040%) UCITS
17 10 (0.025%) Basel III
System Software
1 8039 (20.32%) Active Directory
2 4461 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2472 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1338 (3.38%) XenApp
5 1159 (2.93%) vSphere
6 840 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 759 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 430 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 425 (1.07%) XenServer
10 387 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 373 (0.94%) Terminal Services
12 200 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 197 (0.50%) UAG
14 171 (0.43%) ISA Server
15 124 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
16 123 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
17 120 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
18 109 (0.28%) vCloud
19 106 (0.27%) MetaFrame
20 95 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1745 (4.41%) SCCM
2 770 (1.95%) SCOM
3 576 (1.46%) Backup Exec
4 427 (1.08%) WSUS
5 365 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 280 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 227 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 209 (0.53%) Puppet
9 204 (0.52%) SCVMM
10 193 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 183 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 165 (0.42%) Nagios
13 132 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 124 (0.31%) Tivoli
14 124 (0.31%) Data Guard
15 121 (0.31%) HP SIM
16 113 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
17 106 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 97 (0.25%) SCDPM
19 74 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6513 (16.46%) VMware
2 4082 (10.32%) Citrix
3 3575 (9.04%) Cisco
4 3258 (8.23%) Oracle
5 2296 (5.80%) HP
6 1141 (2.88%) SAP
7 1098 (2.78%) IBM
8 1083 (2.74%) NetApp
9 952 (2.41%) Symantec
10 803 (2.03%) Dell
11 770 (1.95%) EMC
12 649 (1.64%) Apple
13 629 (1.59%) Red Hat
14 535 (1.35%) Adobe
15 494 (1.25%) Google
16 443 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 442 (1.12%) Business Objects
18 418 (1.06%) Juniper
19 398 (1.01%) Cognos
20 346 (0.87%) Sitecore
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 minutes ago
South West
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Salary: £40000 to £42000 per annum - excellent benefits + training + flexi ti
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Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
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Posted: 38 minutes ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Salary £34,000 to £53,000
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
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