Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 27,943 26,308 32,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.01% 16.07% 16.27%
As % of the Vendors category 38.20% 36.84% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 23,680 22,694 28,142
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 73,156 71,407 90,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.53% 43.63% 45.52%
Number of salaries quoted 58,529 57,827 74,554
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +1 10,341 £52,500 +5.00% 1,214
South East -3 5,603 £40,000 - 813
North of England -1 4,431 £40,000 +6.67% 922
Midlands +3 3,217 £40,000 - 631
West Midlands +3 2,213 £40,000 +6.67% 366
North West 0 2,162 £42,000 +10.53% 463
East of England +2 2,125 £42,500 +3.66% 400
South West +4 2,026 £38,000 +2.70% 355
Yorkshire +2 1,806 £40,000 +6.67% 361
East Midlands -1 996 £37,500 -6.25% 265
North East 0 463 £35,000 +5.26% 98
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 9,541 (34.14%) Windows
2 8,588 (30.73%) SQL Server
3 8,497 (30.41%) SQL
4 7,454 (26.68%) .NET
5 7,079 (25.33%) C#
6 6,030 (21.58%) Active Directory
7 5,928 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
8 5,468 (19.57%) Finance
9 5,243 (18.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 4,488 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
11 4,476 (16.02%) Windows Server
12 4,355 (15.59%) VMware
13 4,037 (14.45%) JavaScript
14 3,974 (14.22%) ASP.NET
15 3,954 (14.15%) ITIL
16 3,924 (14.04%) Office 365
17 3,419 (12.24%) MVC
18 3,240 (11.60%) Degree
19 3,135 (11.22%) HTML
20 3,014 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
21 2,993 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
22 2,861 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2,643 (9.46%) CSS
24 2,528 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
25 2,467 (8.83%) MS Exchange
26 2,429 (8.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 2,391 (8.56%) SharePoint
28 2,363 (8.46%) CRM
29 2,318 (8.30%) T-SQL
30 2,297 (8.22%) Cisco

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 2,467 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 2,391 (8.56%) SharePoint
3 1,114 (3.99%) IIS
4 974 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 779 (2.79%) Skype for Business
6 715 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 517 (1.85%) CMS
8 490 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 428 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
10 304 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 290 (1.04%) Umbraco
12 228 (0.82%) Apache
13 224 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 208 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
15 173 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
16 166 (0.59%) Apache Spark
16 166 (0.59%) Tomcat
17 161 (0.58%) SAS
18 158 (0.57%) Confluence
19 149 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4,488 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2,215 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 798 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 573 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 380 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 115 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 71 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 52 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 43 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 38 (0.14%) SPSS
11 29 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 28 (0.10%) Acrobat
13 15 (0.054%) InDesign
14 11 (0.039%) AutoCAD
15 9 (0.032%) Chatbot
15 9 (0.032%) Stata
16 8 (0.029%) Maya
16 8 (0.029%) RoboHelp
16 8 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
17 7 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1,713 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,035 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
3 657 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 111 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 100 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 92 (0.33%) Elite 3E
7 77 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 65 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
9 57 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 55 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
11 41 (0.15%) Visualfiles
12 25 (0.089%) Eikon
13 24 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
14 23 (0.082%) BPCS
14 23 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
15 22 (0.079%) SAP Business One
16 19 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 19 (0.068%) SAP SD
16 19 (0.068%) Scribe Insight
17 17 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5,243 (18.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3,924 (14.04%) Office 365
3 2,014 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
4 1,042 (3.73%) Dynamics 365
5 792 (2.83%) IaaS
6 715 (2.56%) SaaS
7 639 (2.29%) PaaS
8 401 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 351 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 210 (0.75%) OneDrive
11 184 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
12 167 (0.60%) Serverless
13 165 (0.59%) GitHub
14 160 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
15 126 (0.45%) Mimecast
16 104 (0.37%) Google Analytics
17 88 (0.31%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 83 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
19 74 (0.26%) G Suite
20 60 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2,173 (7.78%) Firewall
2 1,748 (6.26%) DNS
3 1,468 (5.25%) WAN
4 1,325 (4.74%) LAN
5 1,283 (4.59%) DHCP
6 1,213 (4.34%) TCP/IP
7 1,116 (3.99%) SAN
8 918 (3.29%) VPN
9 660 (2.36%) VoIP
10 657 (2.35%) Skype
11 633 (2.27%) Internet
12 517 (1.85%) Network Security
13 474 (1.70%) Wireless
14 395 (1.41%) VLAN
15 304 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
16 263 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
17 242 (0.87%) MPLS
18 236 (0.84%) Unified Communications
19 231 (0.83%) NAS
20 227 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,588 (30.73%) SQL Server
2 2,429 (8.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,288 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,348 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1,308 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,111 (3.98%) Power BI
7 869 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 736 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 685 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 674 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 673 (2.41%) Relational Database
12 558 (2.00%) NoSQL
13 547 (1.96%) MySQL
14 517 (1.85%) Big Data
15 454 (1.62%) Oracle Database
16 400 (1.43%) MongoDB
17 323 (1.16%) QlikView
18 310 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
19 245 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
20 234 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,614 (5.78%) Visual Studio
2 1,263 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 998 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 645 (2.31%) JIRA
5 424 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 391 (1.40%) Jenkins
7 347 (1.24%) Selenium
8 332 (1.19%) Subversion
9 318 (1.14%) NUnit
10 293 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 231 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 215 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 145 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 131 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
15 118 (0.42%) MSTest
16 113 (0.40%) Moq
17 96 (0.34%) MSI
18 92 (0.33%) Cucumber
19 90 (0.32%) NuGet
20 88 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5,468 (19.57%) Finance
2 2,030 (7.26%) Advertising
3 1,474 (5.28%) Retail
4 902 (3.23%) Marketing
5 901 (3.22%) Banking
6 742 (2.66%) Legal
7 665 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 612 (2.19%) Law
9 562 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 334 (1.20%) Games
11 266 (0.95%) Back Office
12 244 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 187 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 180 (0.64%) Publishing
15 120 (0.43%) Front Office
16 116 (0.42%) Electronics
17 107 (0.38%) Billing
18 105 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 96 (0.34%) Automotive
20 95 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7,028 (25.15%) Developer
2 4,284 (15.33%) Analyst
3 2,999 (10.73%) .NET Developer
4 2,268 (8.12%) Consultant
5 2,126 (7.61%) C# Developer
6 1,816 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 1,749 (6.26%) Architect
8 1,613 (5.77%) Support Analyst
9 1,563 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 1,225 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,219 (4.36%) IT Support
12 1,076 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 1,007 (3.60%) Software Developer
14 999 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 956 (3.42%) SQL Developer
16 876 (3.13%) Administrator
17 777 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
18 725 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 714 (2.56%) Service Analyst
20 708 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,454 (26.68%) .NET
2 3,974 (14.22%) ASP.NET
3 3,135 (11.22%) HTML
4 2,643 (9.46%) CSS
5 2,145 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,895 (6.78%) Web Services
7 1,881 (6.73%) .NET Framework
8 1,821 (6.52%) AngularJS
9 1,472 (5.27%) jQuery
10 1,426 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,297 (4.64%) WCF
12 1,019 (3.65%) HTML5
13 938 (3.36%) XML
14 904 (3.24%) RESTful
15 899 (3.22%) WPF
16 755 (2.70%) Entity Framework
17 704 (2.52%) Node.js
18 697 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 664 (2.38%) REST
20 551 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 2,528 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1,267 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 1,099 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 1,025 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
5 941 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 608 (2.18%) User Experience
7 531 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 474 (1.70%) Clustering
9 458 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 351 (1.26%) Fintech
11 349 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 340 (1.22%) Replication
13 312 (1.12%) Client/Server
14 310 (1.11%) Mobile App
15 308 (1.10%) Blackberry
16 228 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
17 210 (0.75%) Tandem
18 180 (0.64%) Hedge funds
19 179 (0.64%) iPhone
20 163 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9,541 (34.14%) Windows
2 4,476 (16.02%) Windows Server
3 2,286 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,078 (7.44%) Windows 7
5 2,016 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,846 (6.61%) Linux
7 1,750 (6.26%) Windows 10
8 683 (2.44%) Unix
9 641 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 517 (1.85%) Android
11 459 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 432 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 308 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 280 (1.00%) Windows XP
15 244 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 162 (0.58%) CentOS
17 133 (0.48%) Mac OS
18 90 (0.32%) Solaris
19 75 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 71 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,928 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3,954 (14.15%) ITIL
3 3,419 (12.24%) MVC
4 2,993 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2,363 (8.46%) CRM
6 1,904 (6.81%) Project Management
7 1,899 (6.80%) Scrum
8 1,690 (6.05%) TDD
9 1,485 (5.31%) Software Engineering
10 1,316 (4.71%) DevOps
11 1,303 (4.66%) Migration
12 1,276 (4.57%) Web Development
13 1,250 (4.47%) Mentoring
14 1,245 (4.46%) Analytics
15 1,224 (4.38%) OO
16 1,195 (4.28%) Service Delivery
17 1,181 (4.23%) ETL
18 1,148 (4.11%) SDLC
19 1,134 (4.06%) Test Automation
20 1,103 (3.95%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8,497 (30.41%) SQL
2 7,079 (25.33%) C#
3 4,037 (14.45%) JavaScript
4 2,318 (8.30%) T-SQL
5 2,037 (7.29%) PowerShell
6 1,102 (3.94%) Java
7 807 (2.89%) Python
8 622 (2.23%) VB.NET
9 573 (2.05%) C
10 461 (1.65%) Ruby
10 461 (1.65%) VB
11 412 (1.47%) C++
12 368 (1.32%) VBA
13 305 (1.09%) PHP
14 284 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 253 (0.91%) Perl
16 234 (0.84%) TypeScript
17 223 (0.80%) Bash Shell
18 218 (0.78%) R
19 200 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3,240 (11.60%) Degree
2 3,014 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,382 (4.95%) MCSE
4 1,011 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
5 877 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 812 (2.91%) MCSA
7 666 (2.38%) CCNA
8 649 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 625 (2.24%) MCP
10 527 (1.89%) SC Cleared
11 382 (1.37%) MCITP
12 372 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 323 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 317 (1.13%) CCNP
15 295 (1.06%) CISSP
16 258 (0.92%) A+ Certification
17 242 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
18 219 (0.78%) DV Cleared
18 219 (0.78%) ISEB
19 206 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,303 (4.66%) SLA
2 952 (3.41%) QA
3 364 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 346 (1.24%) PMO
5 300 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 268 (0.96%) GDPR
7 214 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 66 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 54 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 48 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
11 37 (0.13%) COBIT
12 32 (0.11%) MiFID
13 27 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 20 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 19 (0.068%) Solvency II
16 18 (0.064%) GAMP
17 16 (0.057%) HIPAA
17 16 (0.057%) ISO 14001
18 15 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 14 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 6,030 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 2,861 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,034 (7.28%) Hyper-V
4 715 (2.56%) XenApp
5 655 (2.34%) vSphere
6 521 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 447 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 363 (1.30%) Docker
9 304 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 285 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 170 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 150 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 144 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 143 (0.51%) XenServer
15 104 (0.37%) Xen
16 97 (0.35%) BitLocker
17 79 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 67 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
19 65 (0.23%) VirtualBox
20 56 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,594 (5.70%) SCCM
2 494 (1.77%) SCOM
3 445 (1.59%) Puppet
4 341 (1.22%) WSUS
5 318 (1.14%) Ansible
6 293 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 246 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 236 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
9 222 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 200 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 159 (0.57%) SCOrch
12 149 (0.53%) SCVMM
13 146 (0.52%) Kibana
14 128 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
15 122 (0.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 109 (0.39%) AirWatch
17 104 (0.37%) Kubernetes
18 98 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 98 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 96 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,355 (15.59%) VMware
2 2,297 (8.22%) Cisco
3 2,258 (8.08%) Citrix
4 1,786 (6.39%) Oracle
5 1,030 (3.69%) HP
6 769 (2.75%) SAP
7 761 (2.72%) Google
8 593 (2.12%) Apple
9 575 (2.06%) Tableau
10 484 (1.73%) NetApp
11 470 (1.68%) IBM
12 458 (1.64%) Dell
13 381 (1.36%) Veeam
14 373 (1.33%) Red Hat
15 362 (1.30%) Symantec
16 331 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
17 314 (1.12%) Sitecore
18 268 (0.96%) Capita
19 257 (0.92%) Juniper
20 246 (0.88%) EMC