Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,207 21,075 26,249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.71% 16.63% 17.12%
As % of the Vendors category 40.57% 39.70% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6,908 18,316 22,929
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 17,764 53,081 65,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.72% 41.90% 42.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14,177 40,883 50,858
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 2,636 £60,000 +9.09% 463
South East -2 1,420 £48,500 +7.78% 344
North of England -4 1,304 £45,000 +12.50% 411
Midlands -2 886 £45,000 +5.88% 331
North West -5 725 £47,500 +18.75% 249
West Midlands -1 590 £45,000 - 202
South West -6 510 £42,500 +6.25% 167
Yorkshire -5 454 £42,500 +6.25% 119
East of England -1 367 £45,000 +2.27% 146
East Midlands -2 299 £45,000 +12.50% 126
North East -3 125 £43,000 +14.67% 43
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 3,473 (48.19%) Azure
2 2,500 (34.69%) Windows
3 2,008 (27.86%) SQL
4 1,855 (25.74%) SQL Server
5 1,793 (24.88%) Active Directory
6 1,764 (24.48%) Office 365
7 1,733 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
8 1,637 (22.71%) .NET
9 1,573 (21.83%) C#
10 1,266 (17.57%) Finance
11 1,194 (16.57%) VMware
12 1,141 (15.83%) Windows Server
13 1,089 (15.11%) DevOps
14 961 (13.33%) JavaScript
15 908 (12.60%) PowerShell
16 904 (12.54%) AWS
17 889 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
18 853 (11.84%) ITIL
19 781 (10.84%) Degree
20 768 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 755 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
22 741 (10.28%) Cisco
23 718 (9.96%) ASP.NET
24 707 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
25 695 (9.64%) SharePoint
26 691 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
27 685 (9.50%) Firewall
28 652 (9.05%) Power Platform
29 624 (8.66%) MVC
30 615 (8.53%) DNS

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
1 695 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 462 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 230 (3.19%) IIS
4 168 (2.33%) Skype for Business
5 127 (1.76%) Confluence
6 125 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 95 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 94 (1.30%) CMS
9 74 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 71 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 48 (0.67%) Apache
12 45 (0.62%) Umbraco
13 44 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
14 42 (0.58%) Apache Spark
15 33 (0.46%) EPiServer
16 28 (0.39%) Tomcat
17 23 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
19 20 (0.28%) Kentico
20 17 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 889 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
2 468 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 153 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 120 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 90 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 18 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.056%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.056%) InVision
10 4 (0.056%) Sketch
11 3 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.042%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.042%) SPSS
12 2 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.028%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 311 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 50 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 26 (0.36%) Sentinel
6 21 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
8 10 (0.14%) Maximo
8 10 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
9 9 (0.12%) iTrent
9 9 (0.12%) Magento
10 7 (0.097%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 7 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.083%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.083%) Infor CRM
11 6 (0.083%) Quorum
11 6 (0.083%) Sage X3
12 5 (0.069%) Elite 3E
13 4 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
13 4 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3,473 (48.19%) Azure
2 1,764 (24.48%) Office 365
3 904 (12.54%) AWS
4 652 (9.05%) Power Platform
5 405 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 367 (5.09%) PaaS
7 361 (5.01%) Dynamics 365
8 354 (4.91%) IaaS
9 329 (4.57%) SaaS
10 208 (2.89%) GCP
11 148 (2.05%) OneDrive
12 135 (1.87%) PowerApps
13 125 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
14 111 (1.54%) Serverless
15 106 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
16 73 (1.01%) GitHub
17 65 (0.90%) Logic Apps
18 61 (0.85%) Slack
19 58 (0.80%) Mimecast
19 58 (0.80%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 685 (9.50%) Firewall
2 615 (8.53%) DNS
3 487 (6.76%) DHCP
4 414 (5.74%) WAN
5 372 (5.16%) LAN
6 336 (4.66%) TCP/IP
7 327 (4.54%) SAN
8 310 (4.30%) VPN
9 256 (3.55%) Skype
10 203 (2.82%) Internet
11 185 (2.57%) VoIP
12 181 (2.51%) Network Security
13 174 (2.41%) Wireless
14 146 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
15 132 (1.83%) Unified Communications
16 115 (1.60%) VLAN
17 88 (1.22%) MPLS
18 80 (1.11%) NetScaler
18 80 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
19 75 (1.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,855 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 506 (7.02%) Power BI
3 444 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 412 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 397 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
6 227 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 209 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 200 (2.78%) Data Lake
9 173 (2.40%) Big Data
10 170 (2.36%) NoSQL
10 170 (2.36%) Relational Database
11 144 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 142 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 124 (1.72%) Tableau
14 115 (1.60%) MySQL
15 84 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 69 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
16 69 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 65 (0.90%) SQL Server 2019
18 61 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 473 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 329 (4.57%) Visual Studio
3 237 (3.29%) JIRA
4 213 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 198 (2.75%) Jenkins
6 141 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 117 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 94 (1.30%) Selenium
9 88 (1.22%) SpecFlow
10 74 (1.03%) NUnit
11 71 (0.99%) Bitbucket
12 67 (0.93%) Subversion
13 61 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
14 44 (0.61%) MSTest
15 32 (0.44%) Moq
15 32 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 31 (0.43%) GitLab
17 28 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 28 (0.39%) JUnit
17 28 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1,266 (17.57%) Finance
2 251 (3.48%) Public Sector
3 219 (3.04%) Banking
4 215 (2.98%) Marketing
5 204 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 197 (2.73%) Law
7 156 (2.16%) Legal
8 154 (2.14%) Retail
9 129 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 87 (1.21%) Games
11 76 (1.05%) Back Office
12 71 (0.99%) Electronics
13 68 (0.94%) Front Office
14 67 (0.93%) Advertising
15 63 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.79%) Publishing
17 50 (0.69%) Local Government
18 38 (0.53%) Private Banking
19 29 (0.40%) Investment Banking
20 28 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,615 (22.41%) Developer
2 842 (11.68%) Analyst
3 574 (7.96%) .NET Developer
4 554 (7.69%) Architect
5 503 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 403 (5.59%) Support Engineer
7 377 (5.23%) C# Developer
8 340 (4.72%) Senior Developer
9 317 (4.40%) Consultant
10 299 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
11 242 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
12 240 (3.33%) IT Engineer
13 239 (3.32%) Software Developer
14 233 (3.23%) IT Support
15 230 (3.19%) Support Analyst
16 208 (2.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 202 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
18 191 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
19 186 (2.58%) Administrator
20 175 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,637 (22.71%) .NET
2 718 (9.96%) ASP.NET
3 590 (8.19%) HTML
4 552 (7.66%) CSS
5 470 (6.52%) AngularJS
6 458 (6.35%) .NET Core
7 454 (6.30%) .NET Framework
8 389 (5.40%) ASP.NET Web API
9 377 (5.23%) React
10 336 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 274 (3.80%) jQuery
12 266 (3.69%) REST
13 264 (3.66%) Web Services
14 258 (3.58%) Entity Framework
15 249 (3.45%) HTML5
16 207 (2.87%) XML
17 172 (2.39%) RESTful
18 151 (2.10%) JSON
19 146 (2.03%) WCF
20 141 (1.96%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 612 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 336 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 280 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 249 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 233 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 173 (2.40%) User Experience
8 121 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 109 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 103 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 100 (1.39%) Cloud Native
12 90 (1.25%) Clustering
13 87 (1.21%) Replication
14 82 (1.14%) Hedge funds
15 80 (1.11%) PKI
16 79 (1.10%) Driving Licence
17 71 (0.99%) Private Cloud
18 62 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
19 51 (0.71%) Data Structures
20 49 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,500 (34.69%) Windows
2 1,141 (15.83%) Windows Server
3 612 (8.49%) Windows 10
4 610 (8.46%) Linux
5 384 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 335 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 260 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 237 (3.29%) Windows 7
9 175 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
10 121 (1.68%) Android
11 99 (1.37%) Unix
12 82 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 72 (1.00%) Windows 8
14 61 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 43 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 42 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 41 (0.57%) CentOS
18 37 (0.51%) Mac OS
19 32 (0.44%) Solaris
20 22 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,733 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1,089 (15.11%) DevOps
3 853 (11.84%) ITIL
4 755 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
5 707 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
6 624 (8.66%) MVC
7 605 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 579 (8.03%) Migration
9 526 (7.30%) Scrum
10 496 (6.88%) CRM
11 468 (6.49%) Analytics
12 407 (5.65%) Project Management
13 379 (5.26%) Project Delivery
14 371 (5.15%) Microservices
15 355 (4.93%) TDD
16 338 (4.69%) Mentoring
17 332 (4.61%) Test Automation
18 323 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
19 321 (4.45%) Software Engineering
20 314 (4.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,008 (27.86%) SQL
2 1,573 (21.83%) C#
3 961 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 908 (12.60%) PowerShell
5 521 (7.23%) Python
6 453 (6.29%) T-SQL
7 246 (3.41%) Java
8 178 (2.47%) TypeScript
9 118 (1.64%) C
10 117 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 96 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 96 (1.33%) R
12 88 (1.22%) C++
12 88 (1.22%) VBA
13 80 (1.11%) VB
14 75 (1.04%) PHP
15 58 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 53 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 49 (0.68%) VBScript
18 44 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 781 (10.84%) Degree
2 691 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 358 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 278 (3.86%) MCSE
5 268 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 254 (3.52%) MCSA
7 230 (3.19%) SC Cleared
8 212 (2.94%) CCNA
9 137 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 134 (1.86%) MCP
11 106 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 95 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 86 (1.19%) CISSP
14 75 (1.04%) CCNP
15 71 (0.99%) DV Cleared
16 65 (0.90%) CISM
17 56 (0.78%) MCITP
18 52 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
19 39 (0.54%) A+ Certification
19 39 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (5.19%) SLA
2 204 (2.83%) GDPR
3 199 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 172 (2.39%) QA
5 79 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 74 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 57 (0.79%) NIST
8 41 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
9 23 (0.32%) NCSC
10 18 (0.25%) PMO
11 16 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (0.21%) NIST 800
13 9 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.12%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.097%) BS25999
15 6 (0.083%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.069%) COBIT
16 5 (0.069%) P3O
System Software
1 1,793 (24.88%) Active Directory
2 768 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 492 (6.83%) Hyper-V
4 281 (3.90%) Docker
5 197 (2.73%) vSphere
6 134 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 126 (1.75%) XenApp
8 100 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
9 82 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 72 (1.00%) XenDesktop
11 66 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
12 41 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 32 (0.44%) VMware Server
14 29 (0.40%) Firmware
15 25 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
16 22 (0.31%) BitLocker
17 21 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
17 21 (0.29%) ISA Server
18 19 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 18 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 482 (6.69%) SCCM
2 304 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 258 (3.58%) Terraform
4 232 (3.22%) Kubernetes
5 190 (2.64%) Ansible
6 162 (2.25%) Puppet
7 119 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 110 (1.53%) WSUS
9 88 (1.22%) SCOM
10 52 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
11 51 (0.71%) Nagios
12 47 (0.65%) SCVMM
13 44 (0.61%) vCenter Server
14 43 (0.60%) Backup Exec
15 40 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
16 35 (0.49%) SCOrch
17 33 (0.46%) NetBackup
18 29 (0.40%) QRadar
19 24 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
19 24 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,194 (16.57%) VMware
2 741 (10.28%) Cisco
3 528 (7.33%) Citrix
4 367 (5.09%) Oracle
5 235 (3.26%) Google
6 208 (2.89%) HP
7 172 (2.39%) SAP
8 154 (2.14%) Veeam
9 143 (1.98%) CheckPoint
10 136 (1.89%) Dell
11 135 (1.87%) IBM
12 111 (1.54%) Palo Alto
13 109 (1.51%) Databricks
14 106 (1.47%) NetApp
15 96 (1.33%) Red Hat
16 93 (1.29%) Apple
17 91 (1.26%) Sophos
18 85 (1.18%) Meraki
19 84 (1.17%) Splunk
20 79 (1.10%) Avaya