Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 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
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 21,411 26,745 27,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.55% 17.19% 16.41%
As % of the Vendors category 38.59% 39.85% 36.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17,495 21,979 23,150
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 55,490 67,122 74,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.90% 43.14% 44.62%
Number of salaries quoted 42,537 52,363 57,933
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,281 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 -3 7,583 £55,000 +4.76% 1,184
South East +1 4,356 £45,000 - 1,026
North of England 0 3,592 £40,000 -5.88% 1,056
Midlands 0 2,641 £40,500 +1.25% 668
North West +2 1,762 £40,000 -5.88% 586
South West +1 1,666 £40,000 +2.56% 441
West Midlands 0 1,625 £42,500 +6.25% 416
Yorkshire +1 1,560 £38,000 -5.00% 383
East of England +1 1,424 £42,500 -0.58% 349
East Midlands +1 1,008 £38,132 -4.67% 248
North East +1 273 £37,410 -0.24% 87
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 7,561 (35.31%) Windows
2 7,173 (33.50%) Azure
3 5,915 (27.63%) SQL Server
4 5,711 (26.67%) SQL
5 5,671 (26.49%) Active Directory
6 4,957 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4,887 (22.82%) C#
7 4,887 (22.82%) .NET
8 4,627 (21.61%) Office 365
9 3,920 (18.31%) Finance
10 3,765 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
11 3,588 (16.76%) Windows Server
12 3,383 (15.80%) VMware
13 3,221 (15.04%) ITIL
14 3,045 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
15 2,609 (12.19%) JavaScript
16 2,569 (12.00%) AWS
17 2,498 (11.67%) Degree
18 2,341 (10.93%) ASP.NET
19 2,237 (10.45%) PowerShell
20 2,235 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 2,172 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
22 2,161 (10.09%) Windows 10
23 2,119 (9.90%) DevOps
24 2,096 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,970 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
26 1,962 (9.16%) Cisco
27 1,918 (8.96%) MS Exchange
28 1,897 (8.86%) MVC
29 1,892 (8.84%) Firewall

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 1,918 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 1,864 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 846 (3.95%) IIS
4 674 (3.15%) Skype for Business
5 532 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 468 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 274 (1.28%) Confluence
8 261 (1.22%) CMS
9 207 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 199 (0.93%) Apache
11 143 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 138 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 112 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
14 111 (0.52%) Apache Spark
15 108 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
16 97 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 72 (0.34%) SAS
18 64 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
19 61 (0.28%) EPiServer
20 58 (0.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3,765 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1,760 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 780 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 430 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 326 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 91 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.13%) SPSS
9 26 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 22 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 20 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.089%) InfoPath
13 14 (0.065%) Acrobat
14 12 (0.056%) Adobe XD
14 12 (0.056%) S-PLUS
15 10 (0.047%) InDesign
16 7 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
17 6 (0.028%) CATIA
17 6 (0.028%) Simulink
18 5 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 808 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 360 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 160 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 82 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 57 (0.27%) Elite 3E
6 55 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 49 (0.23%) Magento
8 40 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
9 36 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
10 34 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
11 32 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
12 30 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
13 27 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
13 27 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 21 (0.098%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 20 (0.093%) SAP ERP
16 19 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 19 (0.089%) SAP BPC
16 19 (0.089%) SAP Business One
16 19 (0.089%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7,173 (33.50%) Azure
2 4,627 (21.61%) Office 365
3 2,569 (12.00%) AWS
4 1,475 (6.89%) Power Platform
5 791 (3.69%) SaaS
6 776 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
7 715 (3.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 701 (3.27%) PaaS
9 674 (3.15%) IaaS
10 468 (2.19%) GCP
11 351 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
12 333 (1.56%) Serverless
13 286 (1.34%) OneDrive
14 263 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
15 175 (0.82%) GitHub
16 160 (0.75%) PowerApps
17 144 (0.67%) Mimecast
18 140 (0.65%) Azure Functions
19 130 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
20 84 (0.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,892 (8.84%) Firewall
2 1,796 (8.39%) DNS
3 1,445 (6.75%) DHCP
4 1,219 (5.69%) WAN
5 1,148 (5.36%) LAN
6 1,055 (4.93%) TCP/IP
7 817 (3.82%) VPN
8 724 (3.38%) Skype
9 709 (3.31%) SAN
10 617 (2.88%) VoIP
11 581 (2.71%) Wireless
12 535 (2.50%) Internet
13 429 (2.00%) VLAN
14 364 (1.70%) Network Security
15 299 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
16 250 (1.17%) Broadband
17 248 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
18 241 (1.13%) Unified Communications
19 238 (1.11%) NAS
20 187 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,915 (27.63%) SQL Server
2 1,541 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,483 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,367 (6.38%) Power BI
5 1,277 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
6 914 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 687 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 505 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 440 (2.06%) Big Data
10 436 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 391 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 387 (1.81%) NoSQL
13 360 (1.68%) MySQL
14 358 (1.67%) Data Lake
15 308 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
16 296 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
17 235 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 224 (1.05%) MongoDB
19 185 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 176 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,135 (5.30%) Visual Studio
2 1,020 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 828 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 699 (3.26%) JIRA
5 459 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 400 (1.87%) Selenium
7 392 (1.83%) Jenkins
8 252 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 228 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 169 (0.79%) Subversion
11 161 (0.75%) NUnit
12 143 (0.67%) SpecFlow
13 122 (0.57%) MSI
14 117 (0.55%) WebDriver
15 111 (0.52%) Bitbucket
16 101 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 98 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 96 (0.45%) SoapUI
19 94 (0.44%) GitLab
20 72 (0.34%) MSTest
General
1 3,920 (18.31%) Finance
2 1,003 (4.68%) Retail
3 896 (4.18%) Public Sector
4 714 (3.33%) Marketing
5 595 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 529 (2.47%) Banking
7 493 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 432 (2.02%) Legal
9 404 (1.89%) Law
10 200 (0.93%) Advertising
11 154 (0.72%) Games
12 141 (0.66%) Back Office
13 140 (0.65%) Local Government
14 131 (0.61%) Electronics
15 100 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 97 (0.45%) Billing
17 96 (0.45%) Front Office
18 91 (0.43%) Aerospace
19 81 (0.38%) Publishing
20 73 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,697 (21.94%) Developer
2 3,453 (16.13%) Analyst
3 1,778 (8.30%) .NET Developer
4 1,432 (6.69%) Architect
5 1,370 (6.40%) Consultant
6 1,351 (6.31%) Support Engineer
7 1,319 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,280 (5.98%) C# Developer
9 1,222 (5.71%) Support Analyst
10 1,083 (5.06%) IT Support
11 875 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
12 818 (3.82%) Senior Developer
13 815 (3.81%) IT Engineer
14 751 (3.51%) Software Developer
15 669 (3.12%) Service Analyst
16 650 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support
17 631 (2.95%) SQL Developer
18 630 (2.94%) Administrator
18 630 (2.94%) IT Analyst
19 623 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,887 (22.82%) .NET
2 2,341 (10.93%) ASP.NET
3 1,808 (8.44%) HTML
4 1,550 (7.24%) CSS
5 1,285 (6.00%) AngularJS
6 1,232 (5.75%) Web Services
7 1,138 (5.32%) .NET Framework
8 1,086 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,081 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 856 (4.00%) .NET Core
11 804 (3.76%) jQuery
12 750 (3.50%) XML
13 640 (2.99%) RESTful
14 586 (2.74%) HTML5
15 572 (2.67%) React
16 570 (2.66%) REST
17 564 (2.63%) WCF
18 433 (2.02%) Entity Framework
19 409 (1.91%) JSON
20 388 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,970 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1,049 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 1,037 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 1,028 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 697 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
6 527 (2.46%) User Experience
7 475 (2.22%) Public Cloud
8 401 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 391 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 387 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 268 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 257 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 255 (1.19%) Replication
14 230 (1.07%) Clustering
15 188 (0.88%) PKI
16 178 (0.83%) Virtual Team
17 158 (0.74%) Blackberry
18 151 (0.71%) Client/Server
19 146 (0.68%) iPhone
20 144 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7,561 (35.31%) Windows
2 3,588 (16.76%) Windows Server
3 2,161 (10.09%) Windows 10
4 1,653 (7.72%) Linux
5 1,517 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,431 (6.68%) Windows 7
7 1,077 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 463 (2.16%) Android
9 423 (1.98%) Unix
10 390 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 354 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 308 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 168 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 167 (0.78%) Mac OS X
15 147 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 141 (0.66%) Windows XP
17 127 (0.59%) CentOS
18 104 (0.49%) Ubuntu
19 66 (0.31%) Windows Vista
20 58 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,957 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 3,221 (15.04%) ITIL
3 3,045 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
4 2,172 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2,119 (9.90%) DevOps
6 1,897 (8.86%) MVC
7 1,665 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,505 (7.03%) Project Management
9 1,447 (6.76%) Scrum
10 1,333 (6.23%) Migration
11 1,267 (5.92%) CRM
11 1,267 (5.92%) Mentoring
12 1,251 (5.84%) Analytics
13 1,240 (5.79%) Software Engineering
14 1,105 (5.16%) TDD
15 1,029 (4.81%) Test Automation
16 1,002 (4.68%) SDLC
17 997 (4.66%) Project Delivery
18 923 (4.31%) Computer Science
19 913 (4.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5,711 (26.67%) SQL
2 4,887 (22.82%) C#
3 2,609 (12.19%) JavaScript
4 2,237 (10.45%) PowerShell
5 1,440 (6.73%) T-SQL
6 1,165 (5.44%) Python
7 1,064 (4.97%) Java
8 414 (1.93%) VB.NET
9 382 (1.78%) C
9 382 (1.78%) C++
10 332 (1.55%) VB
11 324 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 278 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 274 (1.28%) TypeScript
14 269 (1.26%) R
15 245 (1.14%) VBA
16 220 (1.03%) Ruby
17 185 (0.86%) PHP
18 163 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 119 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,498 (11.67%) Degree
2 2,096 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,030 (4.81%) MCSE
4 873 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 813 (3.80%) Security Cleared
6 701 (3.27%) CCNA
7 646 (3.02%) MCSA
8 468 (2.19%) MCP
9 466 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 392 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 362 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 315 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 260 (1.21%) CCNP
14 254 (1.19%) MCITP
15 198 (0.92%) DV Cleared
16 173 (0.81%) CISSP
17 152 (0.71%) ISTQB
18 133 (0.62%) PMI Certification
19 127 (0.59%) ISEB
20 126 (0.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,156 (5.40%) SLA
2 828 (3.87%) QA
3 415 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 328 (1.53%) GDPR
5 266 (1.24%) PMO
6 224 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 152 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 140 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 93 (0.43%) COBIT
10 78 (0.36%) NIST
11 71 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 54 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
13 45 (0.21%) ISO 22301
14 37 (0.17%) WAI
15 31 (0.14%) JSP 440
16 27 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
17 25 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 22 (0.10%) NCSC
19 21 (0.098%) ISAE 3402
20 18 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5,671 (26.49%) Active Directory
2 2,235 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,701 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 671 (3.13%) Docker
5 558 (2.61%) XenApp
6 438 (2.05%) vSphere
7 381 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 322 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 242 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 212 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 141 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
12 129 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 94 (0.44%) Firmware
14 89 (0.42%) Terminal Services
15 86 (0.40%) BitLocker
16 83 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 82 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 69 (0.32%) VMware NSX
19 55 (0.26%) NFS
20 49 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,671 (7.80%) SCCM
2 549 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 411 (1.92%) Ansible
4 409 (1.91%) Terraform
5 399 (1.86%) SCOM
6 396 (1.85%) Kubernetes
7 347 (1.62%) Puppet
8 265 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
9 258 (1.20%) WSUS
10 138 (0.64%) Backup Exec
11 132 (0.62%) vCenter Server
12 111 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
13 97 (0.45%) Nagios
14 92 (0.43%) SCVMM
15 83 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
16 82 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
17 74 (0.35%) SCOrch
17 74 (0.35%) vRealize
18 68 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
19 67 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,383 (15.80%) VMware
2 1,962 (9.16%) Cisco
3 1,812 (8.46%) Citrix
4 1,196 (5.59%) Oracle
5 674 (3.15%) Google
6 672 (3.14%) HP
7 584 (2.73%) SAP
8 526 (2.46%) Dell
9 431 (2.01%) IBM
10 405 (1.89%) Apple
11 397 (1.85%) Veeam
12 367 (1.71%) Tableau
13 333 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
14 312 (1.46%) Meraki
15 296 (1.38%) ServiceNow
16 289 (1.35%) NetApp
17 212 (0.99%) Symantec
18 195 (0.91%) Adobe
19 193 (0.90%) Aruba
19 193 (0.90%) SolarWinds