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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18784 18856 18693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.46% 16.84% 17.18%
As % of the Vendors category 36.98% 35.81% 35.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15641 15697 16000
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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
50801 52655 52912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.21% 47.03% 48.62%
Number of salaries quoted 41076 41889 43249
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 £71,500 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 17586 £40,500 +1.25% 2878
London +6 6655 £47,500 - 868
South East 0 3972 £40,000 - 594
City of London +6 1745 £50,000 - 315
East of England +4 1475 £40,000 +1.26% 176
Yorkshire 0 1383 £35,661 +1.88% 245
North West +1 1269 £35,500 +1.42% 329
West Midlands +1 1009 £37,500 - 257
South West -4 1000 £36,875 +5.35% 173
West Yorkshire +3 986 £36,250 +3.57% 142
Surrey +1 948 £42,500 +2.40% 106
Berkshire -3 921 £42,500 -5.55% 119
Hampshire +2 841 £38,750 +16.84% 113
Manchester +2 725 £37,500 +7.14% 170
Leeds +2 710 £37,394 +6.84% 97
East Midlands -1 661 £35,000 -12.50% 143
Reading -1 500 £40,000 -5.88% 58
Hertfordshire +4 491 £41,500 +18.57% 43
Buckinghamshire -2 396 £37,500 -6.25% 68
Scotland -6 392 £35,000 -12.50% 123
Birmingham +2 381 £43,750 +4.16% 96
Cheshire +1 342 £35,000 -6.66% 91
Cambridgeshire -4 298 £37,500 -2.59% 48
Wales -1 294 £37,000 - 43
South Wales -3 269 £37,000 - 34
Essex 0 266 £37,500 - 31
Nottinghamshire +3 252 £37,500 -6.25% 36
Oxfordshire -2 247 £35,000 -6.66% 76
Nottingham +5 235 £37,500 -11.76% 28
Bedfordshire 0 233 £45,000 +7.14% 24

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15928 (41.75%) MS Excel
2 15817 (41.45%) Windows
3 12984 (34.03%) SQL Server
4 11550 (30.27%) SQL
5 10245 (26.85%) .NET
6 8903 (23.33%) C#
7 8868 (23.24%) Active Directory
8 7487 (19.62%) Finance
9 7352 (19.27%) MS Office
10 6979 (18.29%) VMware
11 6634 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
12 6079 (15.93%) ASP.NET
13 5566 (14.59%) MS Exchange
14 5336 (13.99%) ITIL
15 5286 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
16 5165 (13.54%) Degree
17 5035 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 5010 (13.13%) JavaScript
19 4970 (13.03%) HTML
20 4883 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4763 (12.48%) SharePoint
22 4340 (11.37%) Citrix
23 4278 (11.21%) MVC
24 4124 (10.81%) Cisco
25 4012 (10.52%) CSS
26 3746 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
27 3640 (9.54%) Windows 7
28 3468 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
29 3382 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
30 3309 (8.67%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5566 (14.59%) MS Exchange
2 4763 (12.48%) SharePoint
3 2442 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2430 (6.37%) IIS
5 1721 (4.51%) Lync
6 1299 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1287 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 856 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 785 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 754 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 705 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 652 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
13 629 (1.65%) CMS
14 467 (1.22%) Apache
15 338 (0.89%) SAS
16 331 (0.87%) Tomcat
17 249 (0.65%) WebSphere
18 247 (0.65%) Umbraco
19 244 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
20 243 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15928 (41.75%) MS Excel
2 7352 (19.27%) MS Office
3 1436 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1093 (2.86%) MS Project
5 889 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 229 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 187 (0.49%) PowerPivot
8 163 (0.43%) InfoPath
9 151 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
10 123 (0.32%) SPSS
11 111 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
12 69 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 48 (0.13%) AutoCAD
14 45 (0.12%) Acrobat
15 34 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
16 24 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
17 22 (0.058%) Fireworks
18 20 (0.052%) InDesign
19 11 (0.029%) S-PLUS
19 11 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1729 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 621 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 322 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 126 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 95 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 81 (0.21%) Agresso
7 78 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 71 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 69 (0.18%) SAP ERP
10 60 (0.16%) SAP CRM
11 51 (0.13%) Sage 200
12 45 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 42 (0.11%) Magento
14 41 (0.11%) SAP SD
15 37 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 34 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
16 34 (0.089%) Towers Watson Igloo
17 31 (0.081%) SAP Business One
18 27 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
19 26 (0.068%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1673 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1627 (4.26%) Office 365
3 642 (1.68%) SaaS
4 299 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 236 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 210 (0.55%) IaaS
7 141 (0.37%) PaaS
8 80 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 78 (0.20%) Yammer
10 60 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 58 (0.15%) GitHub
12 44 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.037%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
15 13 (0.034%) Terremark
16 11 (0.029%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (0.026%) Heroku
18 9 (0.024%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3295 (8.64%) Firewall
2 2925 (7.67%) DNS
3 2587 (6.78%) SAN
4 2584 (6.77%) TCP/IP
5 2266 (5.94%) WAN
6 2254 (5.91%) LAN
7 2053 (5.38%) DHCP
8 1656 (4.34%) VPN
9 1538 (4.03%) Internet
10 963 (2.52%) VoIP
11 689 (1.81%) Wireless
12 584 (1.53%) NAS
13 583 (1.53%) Network Security
14 517 (1.35%) VLAN
15 445 (1.17%) HTTP
16 410 (1.07%) Unified Communications
17 406 (1.06%) Intranet
18 394 (1.03%) MPLS
19 376 (0.99%) iSCSI
20 369 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12984 (34.03%) SQL Server
2 3181 (8.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3063 (8.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2889 (7.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1822 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1813 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1528 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1339 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 1303 (3.42%) Relational Database
10 923 (2.42%) MySQL
11 655 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 506 (1.33%) Big Data
13 481 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 406 (1.06%) MS Access
15 404 (1.06%) OLAP
16 380 (1.00%) NoSQL
17 379 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 316 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
19 308 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
20 296 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2471 (6.48%) Visual Studio
2 1837 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 872 (2.29%) NUnit
4 577 (1.51%) Subversion
5 499 (1.31%) Rhino Mocks
6 461 (1.21%) Git (software)
7 434 (1.14%) JIRA
8 431 (1.13%) Moq
9 390 (1.02%) Selenium
10 295 (0.77%) TeamCity
11 265 (0.69%) MSTest
12 197 (0.52%) ReSharper
13 181 (0.47%) SpecFlow
14 158 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 151 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 134 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 126 (0.33%) Jenkins
18 115 (0.30%) SoapUI
18 115 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
19 112 (0.29%) Cucumber
General
1 7487 (19.62%) Finance
2 1771 (4.64%) Retail
3 1509 (3.95%) Banking
4 1365 (3.58%) Marketing
5 1232 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1048 (2.75%) Advertising
7 981 (2.57%) Legal
8 701 (1.84%) Law
9 694 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 552 (1.45%) Back Office
11 375 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 374 (0.98%) Front Office
13 308 (0.81%) Games
14 293 (0.77%) Publishing
15 263 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 233 (0.61%) Billing
17 188 (0.49%) Automotive
18 177 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 157 (0.41%) German Language
20 152 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9280 (24.32%) Developer
2 7034 (18.44%) Analyst
3 3200 (8.39%) .NET Developer
4 2914 (7.64%) Consultant
5 2605 (6.83%) Support Engineer
6 2548 (6.68%) Support Analyst
7 2161 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 1905 (4.99%) Architect
9 1590 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 1557 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 1527 (4.00%) Administrator
12 1405 (3.68%) Project Manager
13 1401 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1299 (3.40%) Software Developer
15 1258 (3.30%) IT Support
16 1210 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
17 1048 (2.75%) DBA
18 1044 (2.74%) Service Analyst
19 986 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
20 947 (2.48%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10245 (26.85%) .NET
2 6079 (15.93%) ASP.NET
3 4970 (13.03%) HTML
4 4012 (10.52%) CSS
5 2782 (7.29%) jQuery
6 2768 (7.25%) .NET Framework
7 2606 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2425 (6.36%) WCF
9 2400 (6.29%) XML
10 2341 (6.14%) Web Services
11 1638 (4.29%) HTML5
12 1415 (3.71%) Ajax
13 1258 (3.30%) WPF
14 1175 (3.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 810 (2.12%) CSS3
16 774 (2.03%) WinForms
16 774 (2.03%) SOAP
17 759 (1.99%) LINQ
18 734 (1.92%) AngularJS
19 711 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3746 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1670 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 1431 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 1368 (3.59%) Blackberry
5 1258 (3.30%) Clustering
6 752 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 705 (1.85%) Replication
8 636 (1.67%) Mathematics
9 567 (1.49%) User Experience
10 529 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 511 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 493 (1.29%) Open Source
13 391 (1.02%) N-Tier
14 381 (1.00%) Statistics
15 374 (0.98%) Visualisation
16 337 (0.88%) iPhone
17 310 (0.81%) Hedge funds
18 307 (0.80%) Fat Client
18 307 (0.80%) Thin Client
19 293 (0.77%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15817 (41.45%) Windows
2 5035 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 3640 (9.54%) Windows 7
4 3468 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2955 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2795 (7.33%) Linux
7 1819 (4.77%) Windows XP
8 1654 (4.33%) Windows 8
9 1284 (3.37%) UNIX
10 757 (1.98%) Android
11 673 (1.76%) Apple iOS
12 556 (1.46%) Windows Vista
13 427 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 386 (1.01%) Solaris
15 381 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 227 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
17 218 (0.57%) CentOS
18 195 (0.51%) AIX
19 194 (0.51%) Windows 2000
20 130 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6634 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 5336 (13.99%) ITIL
3 4278 (11.21%) MVC
4 3382 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
5 3307 (8.67%) Project Management
6 2748 (7.20%) CRM
7 2569 (6.73%) Scrum
8 2181 (5.72%) TDD
9 2137 (5.60%) OO
10 1678 (4.40%) Software Engineering
11 1606 (4.21%) Migration
12 1581 (4.14%) PRINCE2
13 1540 (4.04%) Service Delivery
14 1526 (4.00%) Mentoring
15 1382 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
16 1378 (3.61%) Change Management
17 1236 (3.24%) Service Management
18 1182 (3.10%) Web Development
19 1178 (3.09%) ETL
20 1169 (3.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11550 (30.27%) SQL
2 8903 (23.33%) C#
3 5010 (13.13%) JavaScript
4 3309 (8.67%) T-SQL
5 1867 (4.89%) Java
6 1856 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 1381 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 1091 (2.86%) VB
9 879 (2.30%) C++
10 702 (1.84%) VBA
11 697 (1.83%) C
12 645 (1.69%) PHP
13 483 (1.27%) Python
14 429 (1.12%) Perl
15 426 (1.12%) VBScript
16 381 (1.00%) PL/SQL
17 246 (0.64%) Ruby
18 234 (0.61%) VB6
19 229 (0.60%) Shell Script
20 187 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5286 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 5165 (13.54%) Degree
3 2688 (7.04%) MCSE
4 1749 (4.58%) Security Cleared
5 1632 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1625 (4.26%) MCP
7 1337 (3.50%) MCITP
8 1295 (3.39%) SC Cleared
9 1230 (3.22%) CCNA
10 1227 (3.22%) MCSA
11 892 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 619 (1.62%) MCTS
13 549 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
14 545 (1.43%) CCNP
15 499 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
16 464 (1.22%) ISEB
17 429 (1.12%) DV Cleared
18 413 (1.08%) CCA
19 284 (0.74%) PMI Certification
20 276 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2035 (5.33%) SLA
2 1440 (3.77%) QA
3 383 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 333 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 180 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 87 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 67 (0.18%) COBIT
8 63 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 29 (0.076%) ISO 9000
10 28 (0.073%) HL7
10 28 (0.073%) PMBOK
11 24 (0.063%) WAI
12 20 (0.052%) Solvency II
13 19 (0.050%) ISO 14001
14 15 (0.039%) TickIT
15 14 (0.037%) ISO 8583
16 11 (0.029%) RosettaNet
17 8 (0.021%) Basel II
17 8 (0.021%) DICOM
18 6 (0.016%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8868 (23.24%) Active Directory
2 4883 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2839 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 1535 (4.02%) XenApp
5 1391 (3.65%) vSphere
6 775 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 746 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 556 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 414 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 404 (1.06%) XenServer
11 373 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
12 168 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 157 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 156 (0.41%) vCloud
15 142 (0.37%) ISA Server
16 127 (0.33%) VMware Server
17 120 (0.31%) Terminal Server
18 98 (0.26%) Xen
19 94 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
19 94 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2077 (5.44%) SCCM
2 1194 (3.13%) SCOM
3 562 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 382 (1.00%) WSUS
5 319 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 316 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 306 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 199 (0.52%) Nagios
9 195 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 191 (0.50%) Tivoli
11 187 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 163 (0.43%) Puppet
13 116 (0.30%) SCOrch
14 108 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
15 104 (0.27%) HP SIM
16 103 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 100 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 99 (0.26%) SCDPM
19 97 (0.25%) OpenView
20 93 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6979 (18.29%) VMware
2 4340 (11.37%) Citrix
3 4124 (10.81%) Cisco
4 2960 (7.76%) Oracle
5 2547 (6.68%) HP
6 1212 (3.18%) SAP
7 1101 (2.89%) Symantec
8 1067 (2.80%) NetApp
9 1010 (2.65%) IBM
10 931 (2.44%) Dell
11 887 (2.32%) Apple
12 843 (2.21%) EMC
13 617 (1.62%) Red Hat
14 552 (1.45%) Juniper
15 543 (1.42%) CheckPoint
16 467 (1.22%) Avaya
17 445 (1.17%) Business Objects
18 432 (1.13%) Cognos
19 423 (1.11%) Adobe
20 396 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
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