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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23,116 14,455 11,545
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.23% 15.12% 15.86%
As % of the Vendors category 38.82% 39.82% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13,547 10,715 9,504
10th Percentile £26,893 £27,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 59,553 36,305 29,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.24% 37.97% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30,223 25,080 22,957
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,732 £86,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,665 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.43% +0.31% +5.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the England region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -4 8,915 £60,000 - 785
North of England +2 4,072 £42,500 -5.28% 599
South East +2 4,045 £47,500 +2.70% 498
Midlands +1 2,822 £45,000 +5.88% 430
North West +1 2,134 £43,150 -4.11% 326
West Midlands -1 1,837 £45,000 - 262
South West +1 1,800 £42,500 - 282
Yorkshire +4 1,579 £42,500 - 208
East of England +1 1,297 £43,500 -3.33% 215
East Midlands +2 979 £45,000 +12.50% 166
North East +2 361 £40,000 -4.07% 65
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9,757 (42.21%) Azure
2 6,937 (30.01%) Agile
3 6,837 (29.58%) Social Skills
4 5,750 (24.87%) Windows
5 5,517 (23.87%) SQL
6 5,197 (22.48%) Microsoft 365
7 4,697 (20.32%) SQL Server
8 4,631 (20.03%) Finance
9 4,368 (18.90%) C#
10 4,346 (18.80%) Active Directory
11 4,201 (18.17%) .NET
12 3,891 (16.83%) DevOps
13 3,884 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
14 3,394 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
15 3,232 (13.98%) AWS
16 3,102 (13.42%) JavaScript
17 2,804 (12.13%) ITIL
18 2,785 (12.05%) Degree
19 2,515 (10.88%) Python
20 2,501 (10.82%) Power Platform
21 2,486 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
22 2,443 (10.57%) Windows Server
23 2,396 (10.37%) Microsoft Excel
24 2,348 (10.16%) PowerShell
25 2,320 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
26 2,282 (9.87%) Analytics
27 2,236 (9.67%) Mentoring
28 2,231 (9.65%) HTML
29 2,137 (9.24%) VMware
30 2,094 (9.06%) Java

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2,060 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 879 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 564 (2.44%) IIS
4 340 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 310 (1.34%) Confluence
6 246 (1.06%) CMS
7 183 (0.79%) Apache
8 131 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 120 (0.52%) Skype for Business
9 120 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 117 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 98 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 97 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 89 (0.39%) MS Project Server
13 89 (0.39%) nginx
14 86 (0.37%) SAS
15 80 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
16 77 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
17 59 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
18 41 (0.18%) Jetty
Applications
1 3,884 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2,396 (10.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 865 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 529 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
5 393 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 133 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 45 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 37 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 34 (0.15%) Adobe XD
10 34 (0.15%) Blender
11 33 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 33 (0.14%) CATIA
11 33 (0.14%) Chatbot
12 31 (0.13%) Acrobat
13 29 (0.13%) Maya
14 25 (0.11%) InDesign
14 25 (0.11%) InVision
15 24 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
16 19 (0.082%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 648 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 106 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 103 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 87 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 46 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
6 40 (0.17%) Academy Housing
7 37 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 33 (0.14%) Maximo
8 33 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 27 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 25 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 24 (0.10%) Magento
12 23 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
13 22 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
14 20 (0.087%) Primavera
15 19 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
15 19 (0.082%) Teamcenter
16 18 (0.078%) iTrent
17 17 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
18 13 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9,757 (42.21%) Azure
2 5,197 (22.48%) Microsoft 365
3 3,232 (13.98%) AWS
4 2,501 (10.82%) Power Platform
5 1,740 (7.53%) Azure DevOps
6 1,226 (5.30%) GCP
7 1,189 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,145 (4.95%) PaaS
9 1,113 (4.81%) SaaS
10 1,037 (4.49%) Serverless
11 967 (4.18%) Dynamics 365
12 786 (3.40%) IaaS
13 551 (2.38%) PowerApps
14 548 (2.37%) Azure Service Bus
15 523 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
16 435 (1.88%) OneDrive
17 410 (1.77%) Azure Functions
18 372 (1.61%) Power Automate
19 366 (1.58%) GitHub
20 359 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1,634 (7.07%) Firewall
2 1,513 (6.55%) DNS
3 1,159 (5.01%) DHCP
4 947 (4.10%) WAN
5 918 (3.97%) LAN
6 814 (3.52%) VPN
7 806 (3.49%) TCP/IP
8 536 (2.32%) Internet
9 477 (2.06%) SAN
10 429 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
11 391 (1.69%) VLAN
12 367 (1.59%) Network Security
13 361 (1.56%) Wireless
14 322 (1.39%) HTTP
15 318 (1.38%) VoIP
16 235 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
17 188 (0.81%) PPP
18 179 (0.77%) SD-WAN
19 175 (0.76%) Skype
20 148 (0.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,697 (20.32%) SQL Server
2 1,790 (7.74%) Power BI
3 1,135 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
4 995 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 934 (4.04%) Relational Database
6 822 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 805 (3.48%) NoSQL
8 663 (2.87%) Big Data
9 526 (2.28%) MongoDB
10 516 (2.23%) MySQL
11 488 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 471 (2.04%) Data Lake
13 469 (2.03%) Tableau
14 374 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 311 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
16 252 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
17 206 (0.89%) Flink
18 179 (0.77%) Oracle Database
19 160 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
20 153 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 1,874 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 1,022 (4.42%) JIRA
3 656 (2.84%) Visual Studio
4 551 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 477 (2.06%) TeamCity
6 476 (2.06%) JMeter
7 437 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 436 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 430 (1.86%) Zephyr
10 418 (1.81%) Maven
11 412 (1.78%) Rational Quality Manager
12 363 (1.57%) Gradle
13 263 (1.14%) Subversion
14 260 (1.12%) JUnit
15 195 (0.84%) Ant
16 185 (0.80%) Selenium
17 182 (0.79%) Mockito
18 167 (0.72%) NUnit
19 130 (0.56%) Bitbucket
20 129 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 6,837 (29.58%) Social Skills
2 4,631 (20.03%) Finance
3 2,486 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1,085 (4.69%) Marketing
5 1,037 (4.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1,030 (4.46%) Manufacturing
7 1,018 (4.40%) Retail
8 919 (3.98%) Legal
9 917 (3.97%) Public Sector
10 863 (3.73%) Games
11 842 (3.64%) Law
12 708 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
13 595 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
14 586 (2.54%) Banking
15 494 (2.14%) Telecoms
16 466 (2.02%) Advertising
17 333 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
18 222 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
19 218 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
19 218 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,982 (17.23%) Developer
2 3,171 (13.72%) Analyst
3 1,520 (6.58%) Architect
4 1,159 (5.01%) Software Developer
5 1,051 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1,029 (4.45%) Support Engineer
7 1,028 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 903 (3.91%) IT Support
9 883 (3.82%) Senior Developer
10 827 (3.58%) Consultant
11 792 (3.43%) Software Engineer
12 789 (3.41%) Support Analyst
13 788 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
14 778 (3.37%) IT Engineer
15 704 (3.05%) Trainee
16 696 (3.01%) Project Manager
17 542 (2.34%) 2nd Line Support
18 541 (2.34%) Administrator
19 540 (2.34%) IT Manager
20 514 (2.22%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,201 (18.17%) .NET
2 2,231 (9.65%) HTML
3 1,956 (8.46%) CSS
4 1,652 (7.15%) ASP.NET
5 1,406 (6.08%) .NET Core
6 1,326 (5.74%) .NET Framework
7 1,272 (5.50%) React
8 998 (4.32%) AngularJS
9 918 (3.97%) RESTful
10 846 (3.66%) Entity Framework
10 846 (3.66%) HTML5
11 829 (3.59%) REST
12 749 (3.24%) Spring
13 673 (2.91%) jQuery
14 651 (2.82%) JSON
15 636 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 603 (2.61%) CSS3
17 599 (2.59%) Node.js
18 557 (2.41%) Web Services
19 538 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,188 (5.14%) Management Information System
2 1,052 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 1,017 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 824 (3.56%) User Experience
5 735 (3.18%) Virtual Team
6 704 (3.05%) Data Structures
7 602 (2.60%) Algorithms
8 549 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 505 (2.18%) Life Science
10 378 (1.64%) Driving Licence
11 363 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 342 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 334 (1.44%) Cloud Native
14 314 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
15 285 (1.23%) NHS
16 279 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
17 278 (1.20%) IoT
18 244 (1.06%) Social Media
19 243 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
20 224 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5,750 (24.87%) Windows
2 2,443 (10.57%) Windows Server
3 1,741 (7.53%) Windows 10
4 1,390 (6.01%) Linux
5 765 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 694 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 659 (2.85%) Android
8 572 (2.47%) Unix
9 543 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 531 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
11 354 (1.53%) Windows 7
12 325 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 286 (1.24%) Mac OS
14 125 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 107 (0.46%) VMS
16 99 (0.43%) Mac OS X
17 97 (0.42%) CentOS
18 95 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 93 (0.40%) Windows 8
20 92 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,937 (30.01%) Agile
2 3,891 (16.83%) DevOps
3 3,394 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
4 2,804 (12.13%) ITIL
5 2,320 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
6 2,282 (9.87%) Analytics
7 2,236 (9.67%) Mentoring
8 2,079 (8.99%) Project Management
9 2,064 (8.93%) CI/CD
10 2,018 (8.73%) Scrum
11 1,991 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
12 1,711 (7.40%) Software Engineering
13 1,684 (7.28%) Project Delivery
14 1,502 (6.50%) Microservices
15 1,498 (6.48%) MVC
16 1,395 (6.03%) CRM
17 1,378 (5.96%) Test Automation
18 1,355 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 1,346 (5.82%) Coaching
20 1,301 (5.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5,517 (23.87%) SQL
2 4,368 (18.90%) C#
3 3,102 (13.42%) JavaScript
4 2,515 (10.88%) Python
5 2,348 (10.16%) PowerShell
6 2,094 (9.06%) Java
7 1,200 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 619 (2.68%) TypeScript
9 524 (2.27%) C
10 472 (2.04%) Bash
11 328 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 310 (1.34%) PHP
13 304 (1.32%) C++
14 299 (1.29%) VBA
15 260 (1.12%) Perl
16 253 (1.09%) Ruby
17 228 (0.99%) R
18 189 (0.82%) Scala
19 176 (0.76%) VB
20 156 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,785 (12.05%) Degree
2 1,591 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,324 (5.73%) Security Cleared
4 948 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 427 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 401 (1.73%) OCP
6 401 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
7 400 (1.73%) MCSE
8 394 (1.70%) CIW
9 393 (1.70%) OCA
10 381 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 307 (1.33%) DBS Check
12 286 (1.24%) CCNA
13 263 (1.14%) CISSP
14 249 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
15 228 (0.99%) HNC
16 201 (0.87%) MCSA
17 187 (0.81%) MCP
18 184 (0.80%) Master's Degree
19 174 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,721 (7.45%) QA
2 1,088 (4.71%) SLA
3 526 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 492 (2.13%) GDPR
5 365 (1.58%) PMO
6 358 (1.55%) Data Quality
7 246 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 164 (0.71%) NIST
9 155 (0.67%) PCI DSS
10 152 (0.66%) Accessibility
11 85 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 75 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 65 (0.28%) GRC
14 62 (0.27%) NCSC
15 45 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
16 42 (0.18%) ISO 9001
17 28 (0.12%) GxP
18 22 (0.095%) NIST 800
19 21 (0.091%) ISO 20022
19 21 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4,346 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 1,518 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,146 (4.96%) Docker
4 792 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 355 (1.54%) vSphere
6 344 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 264 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 205 (0.89%) XenApp
9 201 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 150 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 127 (0.55%) XenDesktop
12 74 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 67 (0.29%) BitLocker
14 63 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
15 57 (0.25%) Firmware
16 52 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 51 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 44 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
19 32 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
20 26 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1,226 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 1,108 (4.79%) SCCM
3 1,098 (4.75%) Terraform
4 977 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 482 (2.09%) Ansible
6 418 (1.81%) HP ALM
7 415 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
8 232 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
9 213 (0.92%) WSUS
10 179 (0.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 166 (0.72%) SCOM
12 157 (0.68%) Puppet
13 140 (0.61%) vCenter Server
14 131 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
15 116 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
16 101 (0.44%) FortiGate
16 101 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
17 95 (0.41%) Prometheus
18 78 (0.34%) Grafana
19 57 (0.25%) CASB
Vendors
1 2,137 (9.24%) VMware
2 1,846 (7.99%) Google
3 1,507 (6.52%) Oracle
4 1,313 (5.68%) Cisco
5 963 (4.17%) Citrix
6 962 (4.16%) Apple
7 812 (3.51%) Adobe
8 756 (3.27%) IBM
9 740 (3.20%) HP
10 689 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
11 464 (2.01%) SAP
12 461 (1.99%) ServiceNow
13 371 (1.60%) Dell
14 354 (1.53%) Veeam
15 336 (1.45%) Databricks
16 252 (1.09%) Meraki
17 241 (1.04%) Xamarin
18 210 (0.91%) Red Hat
19 202 (0.87%) NEC
20 184 (0.80%) SolarWinds