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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19765 18677 19494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.65% 17.06% 16.88%
As % of the Vendors category 36.82% 35.75% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16835 15615 17178
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
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
53677 52238 54362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.93% 47.71% 47.07%
Number of salaries quoted 43991 41767 45784
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 £67,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 18634 £40,000 - 2358
London +5 6819 £47,500 -5.00% 723
South East +2 4332 £40,000 - 457
City of London +7 1815 £47,500 -5.00% 307
East of England +1 1561 £40,000 +6.66% 183
Yorkshire -3 1415 £35,000 - 228
North West 0 1289 £35,000 +1.44% 198
West Midlands +1 1187 £37,500 +7.14% 194
South West -3 1162 £36,000 +2.85% 195
Surrey +3 1149 £42,500 +6.25% 60
West Yorkshire -3 1005 £35,000 +6.06% 144
Berkshire -1 998 £40,000 -2.43% 117
Hampshire -1 792 £37,500 +7.14% 120
Manchester +2 785 £35,000 +7.69% 122
Leeds -2 680 £35,000 +2.94% 94
East Midlands -2 675 £37,500 -1.31% 91
Birmingham +2 494 £38,500 +2.66% 84
Reading -2 484 £40,000 -1.23% 54
Hertfordshire +1 455 £45,000 +25.00% 44
Scotland 0 422 £40,000 - 84
Buckinghamshire 0 404 £36,500 -8.75% 52
Cambridgeshire +2 371 £35,000 -6.66% 59
Cheshire +2 331 £35,000 -2.77% 47
Wales -1 280 £35,000 +7.69% 61
Essex -4 267 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Milton Keynes +2 262 £36,000 -10.00% 30
South Wales -2 258 £35,000 +2.18% 53
Kent +1 257 £37,500 -11.76% 22
Wiltshire +9 255 £38,000 +1.33% 30
Bedfordshire 0 255 £45,000 - 23

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16229 (41.70%) MS Excel
2 15761 (40.50%) Windows
3 13187 (33.89%) SQL Server
4 11618 (29.86%) SQL
5 10788 (27.72%) .NET
6 9423 (24.21%) C#
7 8556 (21.99%) Active Directory
8 7521 (19.33%) Finance
9 7271 (18.68%) MS Office
10 6905 (17.74%) VMware
11 6806 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
12 6633 (17.05%) ASP.NET
13 5538 (14.23%) Degree
14 5497 (14.13%) MS Exchange
15 5427 (13.95%) ITIL
16 5352 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 5214 (13.40%) SharePoint
18 5097 (13.10%) HTML
19 5034 (12.94%) JavaScript
20 4989 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 4835 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 4356 (11.19%) Citrix
23 4258 (10.94%) MVC
24 4148 (10.66%) CSS
25 3860 (9.92%) Cisco
26 3838 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
27 3393 (8.72%) Windows 7
28 3365 (8.65%) T-SQL
29 3270 (8.40%) Project Management
30 3243 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5497 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 5214 (13.40%) SharePoint
3 2574 (6.61%) IIS
4 2456 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1582 (4.07%) Lync
6 1472 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1286 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 963 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 899 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 795 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 733 (1.88%) CMS
12 690 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
13 655 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 522 (1.34%) Apache
15 365 (0.94%) Tomcat
16 329 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
17 304 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
18 293 (0.75%) WebSphere
19 287 (0.74%) SAS
20 276 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16229 (41.70%) MS Excel
2 7271 (18.68%) MS Office
3 1450 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1042 (2.68%) MS Project
5 919 (2.36%) MS Visio
6 216 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 200 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 161 (0.41%) InfoPath
9 134 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 112 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 88 (0.23%) SPSS
12 54 (0.14%) Acrobat
13 53 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 41 (0.11%) Fireworks
15 40 (0.10%) AutoCAD
16 26 (0.067%) InDesign
17 23 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
18 21 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
19 18 (0.046%) Simulink
20 14 (0.036%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1789 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 730 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
3 393 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 143 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 94 (0.24%) Agresso
6 88 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 78 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 72 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 71 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 71 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 54 (0.14%) Magento
11 44 (0.11%) SAP ERP
12 40 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
12 40 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
13 38 (0.098%) Tridion
14 35 (0.090%) Maximo
15 34 (0.087%) Visualfiles
15 34 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 33 (0.085%) Sage 200
17 32 (0.082%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1391 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1382 (3.55%) Office 365
3 530 (1.36%) SaaS
4 332 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 216 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 208 (0.53%) IaaS
7 150 (0.39%) PaaS
8 112 (0.29%) GitHub
9 80 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 57 (0.15%) Trello
11 40 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.059%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.031%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.026%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.021%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.018%) Terremark
17 7 (0.018%) Force.com
18 6 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
18 6 (0.015%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 3049 (7.84%) Firewall
2 2995 (7.70%) DNS
3 2592 (6.66%) TCP/IP
4 2490 (6.40%) SAN
5 2172 (5.58%) LAN
6 2168 (5.57%) WAN
7 2075 (5.33%) DHCP
8 1679 (4.31%) Internet
9 1542 (3.96%) VPN
10 902 (2.32%) VoIP
11 633 (1.63%) Wireless
12 582 (1.50%) NAS
13 504 (1.30%) Intranet
14 475 (1.22%) VLAN
15 457 (1.17%) Network Security
16 421 (1.08%) HTTP
17 387 (0.99%) MPLS
18 377 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
19 369 (0.95%) Unified Communications
20 365 (0.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13187 (33.89%) SQL Server
2 3243 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3153 (8.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2987 (7.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1891 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1751 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1570 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 1425 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 1361 (3.50%) Relational Database
10 908 (2.33%) MySQL
11 754 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 503 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 482 (1.24%) MS Access
14 454 (1.17%) Big Data
15 445 (1.14%) OLAP
16 443 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 385 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
18 354 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
19 305 (0.78%) NoSQL
20 262 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2684 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 1853 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 964 (2.48%) NUnit
4 655 (1.68%) Subversion
5 576 (1.48%) Rhino Mocks
6 538 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 455 (1.17%) JIRA
8 439 (1.13%) Selenium
9 409 (1.05%) Moq
10 368 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 270 (0.69%) MSTest
12 244 (0.63%) ReSharper
13 226 (0.58%) SpecFlow
14 210 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
15 192 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 185 (0.48%) Cucumber
17 167 (0.43%) Jenkins
18 156 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 119 (0.31%) Eclipse
20 107 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7521 (19.33%) Finance
2 1568 (4.03%) Retail
3 1446 (3.72%) Marketing
4 1362 (3.50%) Banking
5 1283 (3.30%) Advertising
6 1247 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 1048 (2.69%) Legal
8 721 (1.85%) Law
9 643 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 544 (1.40%) Back Office
11 370 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 332 (0.85%) Front Office
13 277 (0.71%) Games
14 250 (0.64%) French Language
15 247 (0.63%) Publishing
16 216 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 209 (0.54%) Automotive
18 196 (0.50%) German Language
19 195 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
20 168 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9821 (25.24%) Developer
2 7272 (18.69%) Analyst
3 3425 (8.80%) .NET Developer
4 2909 (7.48%) Consultant
5 2682 (6.89%) Support Engineer
6 2581 (6.63%) Support Analyst
7 2104 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 1923 (4.94%) Architect
9 1759 (4.52%) Senior Developer
10 1505 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 1502 (3.86%) Administrator
12 1368 (3.52%) Software Developer
13 1272 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1263 (3.25%) IT Support
15 1226 (3.15%) Project Manager
16 1127 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
17 1093 (2.81%) Service Analyst
18 1033 (2.65%) Applications Support
18 1033 (2.65%) Business Analyst
19 990 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10788 (27.72%) .NET
2 6633 (17.05%) ASP.NET
3 5097 (13.10%) HTML
4 4148 (10.66%) CSS
5 3033 (7.79%) jQuery
6 2937 (7.55%) .NET Framework
7 2649 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2644 (6.79%) Web Services
9 2635 (6.77%) XML
10 2492 (6.40%) WCF
11 1631 (4.19%) HTML5
12 1530 (3.93%) Ajax
13 1296 (3.33%) WPF
14 1070 (2.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 868 (2.23%) SOAP
16 823 (2.11%) WinForms
17 780 (2.00%) CSS3
18 742 (1.91%) LINQ
19 695 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 583 (1.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3838 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1726 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 1446 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 1314 (3.38%) Blackberry
5 1213 (3.12%) Clustering
6 769 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 673 (1.73%) Mathematics
8 637 (1.64%) Replication
9 596 (1.53%) User Experience
10 474 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 472 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 459 (1.18%) Open Source
13 391 (1.00%) N-Tier
14 361 (0.93%) iPhone
15 350 (0.90%) Statistics
16 336 (0.86%) Visualisation
17 281 (0.72%) Hedge funds
18 279 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
19 277 (0.71%) Fat Client
19 277 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15761 (40.50%) Windows
2 4989 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3393 (8.72%) Windows 7
4 3134 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3080 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 2968 (7.63%) Linux
7 1976 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 1532 (3.94%) Windows 8
9 1489 (3.83%) UNIX
10 677 (1.74%) Android
11 578 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 550 (1.41%) Windows Vista
13 505 (1.30%) Solaris
14 426 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 419 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 308 (0.79%) AIX
17 271 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
18 209 (0.54%) Windows 2000
19 193 (0.50%) CentOS
20 123 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6806 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 5427 (13.95%) ITIL
3 4258 (10.94%) MVC
4 3270 (8.40%) Project Management
5 3238 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
6 2777 (7.14%) CRM
7 2587 (6.65%) Scrum
8 2205 (5.67%) OO
9 2165 (5.56%) TDD
10 1662 (4.27%) Mentoring
11 1624 (4.17%) Software Engineering
12 1575 (4.05%) PRINCE2
13 1485 (3.82%) E-Commerce
14 1416 (3.64%) Service Delivery
15 1415 (3.64%) Migration
16 1391 (3.57%) Change Management
17 1300 (3.34%) Web Development
18 1245 (3.20%) ETL
19 1227 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
20 1091 (2.80%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11618 (29.86%) SQL
2 9423 (24.21%) C#
3 5034 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 3365 (8.65%) T-SQL
5 1856 (4.77%) Java
6 1782 (4.58%) PowerShell
7 1672 (4.30%) VB.NET
8 1236 (3.18%) VB
9 899 (2.31%) C++
10 722 (1.86%) C
11 706 (1.81%) PHP
12 668 (1.72%) VBA
13 536 (1.38%) VBScript
14 519 (1.33%) Python
15 437 (1.12%) Perl
16 399 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 311 (0.80%) Ruby
18 277 (0.71%) Shell Script
19 266 (0.68%) VB6
20 190 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5538 (14.23%) Degree
2 5352 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2598 (6.68%) MCSE
4 1664 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 1621 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1521 (3.91%) MCP
7 1470 (3.78%) MCITP
8 1253 (3.22%) SC Cleared
9 1213 (3.12%) CCNA
10 1193 (3.07%) MCSA
11 919 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 700 (1.80%) MCTS
13 600 (1.54%) ISEB
14 578 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
15 530 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
16 508 (1.31%) CCNP
17 433 (1.11%) CCA
18 405 (1.04%) DV Cleared
19 356 (0.91%) PMI Certification
20 264 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2121 (5.45%) SLA
2 1394 (3.58%) QA
3 365 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 343 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 121 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 85 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 83 (0.21%) COBIT
8 68 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 31 (0.080%) WAI
10 26 (0.067%) WCAG
11 25 (0.064%) HL7
12 18 (0.046%) Basel II
12 18 (0.046%) ISO 9000
13 15 (0.039%) GAMP
14 14 (0.036%) Solvency II
15 12 (0.031%) ISO 14001
16 11 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
17 10 (0.026%) EMIR
17 10 (0.026%) GLP
18 9 (0.023%) TickIT
System Software
1 8556 (21.99%) Active Directory
2 4835 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2742 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 1504 (3.86%) XenApp
5 1337 (3.44%) vSphere
6 825 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 730 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 533 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 395 (1.02%) Terminal Services
10 348 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 342 (0.88%) XenServer
12 226 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 180 (0.46%) ISA Server
14 143 (0.37%) UAG
15 136 (0.35%) MetaFrame
16 126 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
17 121 (0.31%) vCloud
18 115 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
19 106 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
20 95 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1774 (4.56%) SCCM
2 995 (2.56%) SCOM
3 604 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 403 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 343 (0.88%) WSUS
6 326 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 282 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 282 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 219 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 185 (0.48%) Nagios
10 183 (0.47%) Tivoli
11 176 (0.45%) Puppet
12 143 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
13 123 (0.32%) HP SIM
14 118 (0.30%) SCOrch
15 113 (0.29%) SCDPM
16 112 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 112 (0.29%) Data Guard
17 98 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 90 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6905 (17.74%) VMware
2 4356 (11.19%) Citrix
3 3860 (9.92%) Cisco
4 3215 (8.26%) Oracle
5 2428 (6.24%) HP
6 1136 (2.92%) SAP
7 1076 (2.77%) NetApp
8 1075 (2.76%) IBM
9 1053 (2.71%) Symantec
10 884 (2.27%) EMC
11 872 (2.24%) Dell
12 733 (1.88%) Apple
13 651 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 516 (1.33%) Juniper
15 487 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 436 (1.12%) Adobe
16 436 (1.12%) Google
17 426 (1.09%) Avaya
18 405 (1.04%) Cognos
19 386 (0.99%) Business Objects
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum £50,000 - £55,000 per an
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum £65,000 + 15% Bonus + Car + Pension + more
Posted: 16 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Capita
Posted: 18 hours ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Thales
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 22 hours ago
Rowsham, Buckinghamshire
MacIntyre charity
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Flintshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bell Educational Services
Posted: Yesterday