Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11,241 17,182 22,806
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.20% 16.36% 16.53%
As % of the Vendors category 40.54% 40.16% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,797 14,136 18,559
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 27,728 42,783 57,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.50% 40.75% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,111 33,441 44,876
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 3,728 £60,000 +9.09% 904
South East -1 2,125 £47,500 +5.56% 487
North of England -1 1,924 £42,500 - 665
Midlands 0 1,646 £42,500 - 493
West Midlands 0 1,118 £44,500 +4.71% 324
North West 0 992 £45,000 - 377
South West -3 961 £42,365 +5.91% 257
Yorkshire -3 737 £42,500 - 199
East of England 0 564 £45,000 +5.88% 211
East Midlands -1 522 £40,000 -5.88% 167
North East -2 198 £43,125 +12.01% 90
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 5,264 (46.83%) Azure
2 3,599 (32.02%) Windows
3 2,997 (26.66%) Microsoft 365
4 2,923 (26.00%) SQL
5 2,748 (24.45%) Active Directory
6 2,524 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2,308 (20.53%) SQL Server
8 2,110 (18.77%) C#
9 2,042 (18.17%) .NET
10 1,931 (17.18%) VMware
11 1,769 (15.74%) DevOps
12 1,737 (15.45%) Finance
13 1,724 (15.34%) Windows Server
14 1,481 (13.17%) ITIL
14 1,481 (13.17%) AWS
15 1,473 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
16 1,370 (12.19%) PowerShell
17 1,367 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
18 1,333 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1,296 (11.53%) JavaScript
20 1,259 (11.20%) Power Platform
21 1,200 (10.68%) SharePoint
22 1,193 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
23 1,132 (10.07%) Firewall
24 1,106 (9.84%) Degree
25 1,102 (9.80%) Cisco
26 1,082 (9.63%) Linux
27 958 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
28 957 (8.51%) Migration
29 946 (8.42%) Windows 10

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 1,200 (10.68%) SharePoint
2 748 (6.65%) MS Exchange
3 281 (2.50%) IIS
4 260 (2.31%) Confluence
5 134 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 129 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 128 (1.14%) Skype for Business
8 120 (1.07%) CMS
9 105 (0.93%) Apache
10 97 (0.86%) Apache Spark
11 48 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 45 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 40 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 32 (0.28%) SAS
15 32 (0.28%) WordPress
16 31 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
17 29 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
18 28 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
19 27 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 1,473 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 776 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 268 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 186 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 159 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.19%) InVision
8 19 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 17 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 11 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.098%) Sketch
11 9 (0.080%) Figma
12 8 (0.071%) InfoPath
13 7 (0.062%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.053%) Adobe XD
15 4 (0.036%) Chatbot
15 4 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
16 3 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 365 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 149 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 91 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 68 (0.60%) NetSuite
5 32 (0.28%) Sentinel
6 22 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 21 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 21 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
8 17 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 16 (0.14%) Magento
10 15 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
10 15 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 14 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.12%) SAP Business One
13 11 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 10 (0.089%) Sage 1000
15 9 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
16 8 (0.071%) Sage 200
16 8 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
17 7 (0.062%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5,264 (46.83%) Azure
2 2,997 (26.66%) Microsoft 365
3 1,481 (13.17%) AWS
4 1,259 (11.20%) Power Platform
5 745 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 626 (5.57%) Dynamics 365
7 609 (5.42%) PaaS
8 549 (4.88%) SaaS
9 506 (4.50%) IaaS
10 352 (3.13%) PowerApps
11 344 (3.06%) GCP
12 276 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 265 (2.36%) Serverless
14 234 (2.08%) OneDrive
15 231 (2.05%) Power Automate
16 169 (1.50%) Logic Apps
17 151 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
18 139 (1.24%) Azure Functions
19 132 (1.17%) GitHub
20 104 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1,132 (10.07%) Firewall
2 884 (7.86%) DNS
3 641 (5.70%) DHCP
4 497 (4.42%) WAN
5 487 (4.33%) TCP/IP
6 460 (4.09%) LAN
7 457 (4.07%) VPN
8 411 (3.66%) SAN
9 315 (2.80%) VLAN
10 230 (2.05%) Network Security
10 230 (2.05%) VoIP
11 222 (1.97%) Skype
12 203 (1.81%) Wireless
13 186 (1.65%) Internet
14 145 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
15 144 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
16 99 (0.88%) Unified Communications
17 94 (0.84%) SSL
18 92 (0.82%) NAS
19 89 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,308 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 887 (7.89%) Power BI
3 608 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 603 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 599 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
6 321 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 287 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
8 264 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 247 (2.20%) Data Lake
10 209 (1.86%) Relational Database
11 170 (1.51%) MySQL
12 167 (1.49%) Big Data
13 159 (1.41%) Tableau
14 141 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 129 (1.15%) MongoDB
16 117 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
17 114 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
18 111 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
19 97 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 94 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 565 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 425 (3.78%) JIRA
3 388 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 321 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 191 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 187 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 182 (1.62%) TeamCity
8 129 (1.15%) Selenium
9 117 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 98 (0.87%) Subversion
11 84 (0.75%) Maven
12 71 (0.63%) SpecFlow
13 64 (0.57%) Artifactory
14 61 (0.54%) JUnit
15 59 (0.52%) NUnit
16 57 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 55 (0.49%) GitLab
18 53 (0.47%) Bitbucket
19 52 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 50 (0.44%) Postman
General
1 1,737 (15.45%) Finance
2 394 (3.51%) Public Sector
3 360 (3.20%) Marketing
4 322 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 312 (2.78%) Retail
6 303 (2.70%) Law
7 290 (2.58%) Banking
7 290 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 289 (2.57%) Legal
9 247 (2.20%) Manufacturing
10 243 (2.16%) Games
11 131 (1.17%) Digital Economy
12 104 (0.93%) Electronics
13 100 (0.89%) Back Office
14 89 (0.79%) Advertising
15 82 (0.73%) Front Office
16 65 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 57 (0.51%) Publishing
18 56 (0.50%) Local Government
19 52 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,027 (18.03%) Developer
2 1,513 (13.46%) Analyst
3 841 (7.48%) Architect
4 757 (6.73%) Support Engineer
5 740 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 608 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 591 (5.26%) Consultant
8 567 (5.04%) IT Support
9 532 (4.73%) Azure Engineer
9 532 (4.73%) IT Engineer
10 424 (3.77%) Senior Developer
11 402 (3.58%) Support Analyst
12 382 (3.40%) C# Developer
13 373 (3.32%) Software Developer
14 366 (3.26%) Trainee
15 327 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
16 322 (2.86%) Administrator
17 304 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 291 (2.59%) IT Support Engineer
19 288 (2.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,042 (18.17%) .NET
2 902 (8.02%) HTML
3 876 (7.79%) CSS
4 723 (6.43%) ASP.NET
5 591 (5.26%) Web Services
6 535 (4.76%) .NET Core
7 484 (4.31%) .NET Framework
8 458 (4.07%) AngularJS
9 393 (3.50%) React
10 380 (3.38%) HTML5
11 328 (2.92%) REST
12 301 (2.68%) jQuery
13 266 (2.37%) CSS3
14 254 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 241 (2.14%) XML
16 239 (2.13%) RESTful
17 232 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
18 189 (1.68%) Entity Framework
19 174 (1.55%) Node.js
20 155 (1.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 958 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 500 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 491 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 404 (3.59%) Public Cloud
5 365 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 268 (2.38%) User Experience
7 264 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
8 203 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 168 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 151 (1.34%) Clustering
11 150 (1.33%) Data Structures
12 149 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 143 (1.27%) Cloud Native
14 136 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
15 115 (1.02%) Replication
16 93 (0.83%) PKI
17 90 (0.80%) Private Cloud
18 89 (0.79%) Virtual Team
19 84 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
20 54 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3,599 (32.02%) Windows
2 1,724 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 1,082 (9.63%) Linux
4 946 (8.42%) Windows 10
5 543 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 492 (4.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 342 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 300 (2.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 259 (2.30%) Windows 7
10 186 (1.65%) Android
11 166 (1.48%) Unix
12 135 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 115 (1.02%) Ubuntu
14 111 (0.99%) CentOS
15 106 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 84 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 66 (0.59%) Mac OS X
18 61 (0.54%) Windows 8
19 49 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,524 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,769 (15.74%) DevOps
3 1,481 (13.17%) ITIL
4 1,367 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
5 1,193 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
6 957 (8.51%) Migration
7 894 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 871 (7.75%) Project Management
9 751 (6.68%) Analytics
10 672 (5.98%) Scrum
11 612 (5.44%) Project Delivery
12 609 (5.42%) CRM
13 594 (5.28%) MVC
14 559 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
15 521 (4.63%) Software Engineering
16 508 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 496 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
17 496 (4.41%) Test Automation
18 493 (4.39%) Computer Science
19 487 (4.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2,923 (26.00%) SQL
2 2,110 (18.77%) C#
3 1,370 (12.19%) PowerShell
4 1,296 (11.53%) JavaScript
5 911 (8.10%) Python
6 543 (4.83%) Java
7 490 (4.36%) T-SQL
8 229 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 204 (1.81%) C
10 185 (1.65%) TypeScript
11 182 (1.62%) PHP
12 181 (1.61%) C++
13 144 (1.28%) VB
14 131 (1.17%) VB.NET
15 108 (0.96%) Java 8
16 103 (0.92%) R
17 102 (0.91%) VBA
18 86 (0.77%) Go
19 82 (0.73%) Ruby
20 77 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,106 (9.84%) Degree
2 796 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 560 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 419 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 376 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 308 (2.74%) MCSE
7 305 (2.71%) CCNA
8 262 (2.33%) A+ Certification
9 249 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 165 (1.47%) MCSA
11 150 (1.33%) CISSP
12 133 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 131 (1.17%) MCP
14 120 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 118 (1.05%) CCNP
15 118 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 105 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
17 96 (0.85%) OCP
18 95 (0.85%) CISM
19 82 (0.73%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 543 (4.83%) SLA
2 356 (3.17%) QA
3 329 (2.93%) GDPR
4 201 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 150 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 80 (0.71%) NIST
7 69 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 60 (0.53%) PMO
9 56 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 51 (0.45%) COBIT
11 48 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 40 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 35 (0.31%) BS25999
14 30 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 17 (0.15%) GRC
15 17 (0.15%) NCSC
16 9 (0.080%) NIST 800
17 8 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 5 (0.044%) GMP
18 5 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,748 (24.45%) Active Directory
2 1,333 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 777 (6.91%) Hyper-V
4 517 (4.60%) Docker
5 293 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 237 (2.11%) vSphere
7 188 (1.67%) XenApp
8 172 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 145 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 109 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 109 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 86 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 44 (0.39%) BitLocker
13 42 (0.37%) VMware NSX
14 38 (0.34%) Firmware
15 29 (0.26%) KVM
15 29 (0.26%) Terminal Server
16 28 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
17 27 (0.24%) Terminal Services
18 26 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 674 (6.00%) SCCM
2 548 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 447 (3.98%) Kubernetes
4 407 (3.62%) Terraform
5 371 (3.30%) Ansible
6 282 (2.51%) Puppet
7 163 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 130 (1.16%) SCOM
9 121 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 91 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
11 89 (0.79%) WSUS
12 69 (0.61%) vCenter Server
13 57 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
14 52 (0.46%) SCVMM
15 44 (0.39%) Grafana
15 44 (0.39%) NetBackup
16 42 (0.37%) HAProxy
16 42 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
16 42 (0.37%) Packer
16 42 (0.37%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,931 (17.18%) VMware
2 1,102 (9.80%) Cisco
3 796 (7.08%) Citrix
4 677 (6.02%) Oracle
5 444 (3.95%) Google
6 264 (2.35%) Veeam
7 255 (2.27%) HP
8 232 (2.06%) Databricks
9 216 (1.92%) Apple
9 216 (1.92%) Dell
10 208 (1.85%) SAP
11 189 (1.68%) IBM
12 155 (1.38%) Red Hat
13 147 (1.31%) ServiceNow
14 141 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
15 134 (1.19%) Sophos
16 122 (1.09%) NetApp
17 120 (1.07%) Meraki
18 112 (1.00%) SolarWinds
19 110 (0.98%) Symantec