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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / England
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12856 16292 17420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.12% 16.82% 17.52%
As % of the Vendors category 36.92% 36.77% 37.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10928 13857 14672
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 34825 44312 46815
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.66% 45.76% 47.09%
Number of salaries quoted 28225 36597 38188
Median salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.39% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 4819 £50,000 - 592
South East +1 2810 £40,000 - 356
North West -1 1040 £37,500 - 193
East of England -2 1022 £40,000 - 147
Yorkshire -3 945 £36,750 - 167
West Midlands -1 837 £38,000 +1.33% 152
South West -6 786 £37,000 +7.24% 133
East Midlands -3 484 £37,500 - 102
North East -2 109 £32,500 -7.80% 37
Midlands -1 5 £45,000 +14.64% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10051 (38.19%) MS Excel
2 9435 (35.85%) Windows
3 8989 (34.15%) SQL Server
4 8285 (31.48%) SQL
5 7595 (28.86%) .NET
6 6899 (26.21%) C#
7 6071 (23.07%) Agile Software Development
8 5864 (22.28%) Active Directory
9 5112 (19.42%) Finance
10 4485 (17.04%) MS Office
11 4443 (16.88%) Windows Server
12 4162 (15.81%) VMware
13 4015 (15.25%) ASP.NET
14 3762 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 3755 (14.27%) ITIL
16 3685 (14.00%) JavaScript
17 3453 (13.12%) MVC
18 3326 (12.64%) HTML
19 3278 (12.45%) Degree
20 2904 (11.03%) MS Exchange
21 2811 (10.68%) CSS
22 2705 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 2685 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2620 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
25 2542 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
26 2497 (9.49%) Office 365
27 2468 (9.38%) Cisco
28 2396 (9.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 2327 (8.84%) SharePoint
30 2305 (8.76%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related 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 2904 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 2327 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 1598 (6.07%) IIS
4 1002 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 978 (3.72%) Skype for Business
6 798 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 581 (2.21%) CMS
8 516 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 378 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 347 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 285 (1.08%) Apache
12 242 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 238 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 225 (0.85%) Tomcat
15 208 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
16 178 (0.68%) Umbraco
17 160 (0.61%) EPiServer
18 151 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 151 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
19 145 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 10051 (38.19%) MS Excel
2 4485 (17.04%) MS Office
3 1072 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 687 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 662 (2.52%) MS Project
6 104 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 98 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 70 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 55 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 50 (0.19%) SPSS
11 49 (0.19%) Acrobat
12 37 (0.14%) InfoPath
13 32 (0.12%) Camtasia
14 31 (0.12%) InDesign
15 26 (0.099%) Snagit
16 24 (0.091%) SPSS Modeler
17 19 (0.072%) AutoCAD
18 18 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
19 12 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
19 12 (0.046%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1209 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 574 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
3 294 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 73 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 69 (0.26%) Visualfiles
6 62 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 53 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 41 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 41 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 39 (0.15%) Magento
9 39 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 34 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 34 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 34 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
11 32 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
12 31 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
13 29 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
14 28 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
15 27 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
16 26 (0.099%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3762 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2497 (9.49%) Office 365
3 1639 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
4 635 (2.41%) SaaS
5 445 (1.69%) PaaS
6 436 (1.66%) IaaS
7 324 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 119 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 114 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 94 (0.36%) GitHub
11 85 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 82 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 51 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
13 51 (0.19%) G Suite
14 48 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
15 47 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 43 (0.16%) Amazon S3
17 40 (0.15%) OneDrive
18 36 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
18 36 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2016 (7.66%) Firewall
2 1686 (6.41%) DNS
3 1334 (5.07%) LAN
4 1324 (5.03%) WAN
5 1218 (4.63%) SAN
6 1207 (4.59%) DHCP
7 1154 (4.38%) TCP/IP
8 859 (3.26%) VPN
9 787 (2.99%) Internet
10 605 (2.30%) Skype
11 594 (2.26%) VoIP
12 491 (1.87%) Network Security
13 460 (1.75%) Wireless
14 357 (1.36%) VLAN
15 341 (1.30%) Intranet
16 291 (1.11%) HTTP
17 256 (0.97%) NAS
18 239 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
19 237 (0.90%) Unified Communications
20 222 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8989 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 2396 (9.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2273 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1496 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1484 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1412 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1108 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 909 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 875 (3.32%) Relational Database
10 739 (2.81%) Power BI
11 653 (2.48%) MySQL
12 584 (2.22%) Big Data
13 482 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 418 (1.59%) NoSQL
15 399 (1.52%) MongoDB
16 352 (1.34%) QlikView
17 338 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
18 277 (1.05%) RDBMS
19 255 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
20 253 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1716 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 1568 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 715 (2.72%) Git (software)
4 579 (2.20%) JIRA
5 471 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 458 (1.74%) Selenium
7 402 (1.53%) Subversion
8 368 (1.40%) NUnit
9 326 (1.24%) Jenkins
10 229 (0.87%) SpecFlow
11 223 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 138 (0.52%) Moq
13 137 (0.52%) MSTest
14 133 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
15 110 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
16 102 (0.39%) Cucumber
17 100 (0.38%) WebDriver
18 98 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 97 (0.37%) MSI
20 91 (0.35%) Jasmine
General
1 5112 (19.42%) Finance
2 1122 (4.26%) Retail
3 1101 (4.18%) Banking
4 937 (3.56%) Advertising
5 849 (3.23%) Marketing
6 829 (3.15%) Legal
7 706 (2.68%) Telecoms
8 577 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 537 (2.04%) Law
10 280 (1.06%) Back Office
11 233 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 211 (0.80%) Games
13 200 (0.76%) Publishing
14 157 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 123 (0.47%) Billing
16 118 (0.45%) Electronics
17 115 (0.44%) Front Office
18 114 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
19 110 (0.42%) French Language
19 110 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6914 (26.27%) Developer
2 4845 (18.41%) Analyst
3 3068 (11.66%) .NET Developer
4 2321 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 1702 (6.47%) Support Engineer
6 1633 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 1628 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 1396 (5.30%) Architect
9 1347 (5.12%) Consultant
10 1276 (4.85%) IT Support
11 1173 (4.46%) Senior Developer
12 1149 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1007 (3.83%) Administrator
14 999 (3.80%) SQL Developer
15 907 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
16 886 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
17 790 (3.00%) Service Analyst
18 788 (2.99%) Software Developer
19 765 (2.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 750 (2.85%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7595 (28.86%) .NET
2 4015 (15.25%) ASP.NET
3 3326 (12.64%) HTML
4 2811 (10.68%) CSS
5 2199 (8.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1953 (7.42%) .NET Framework
7 1930 (7.33%) Web Services
8 1700 (6.46%) AngularJS
9 1690 (6.42%) jQuery
10 1574 (5.98%) XML
11 1356 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1309 (4.97%) WCF
13 1280 (4.86%) HTML5
14 953 (3.62%) Entity Framework
15 800 (3.04%) WPF
16 683 (2.59%) REST
17 648 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 619 (2.35%) Ajax
19 586 (2.23%) KnockoutJS
20 554 (2.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2154 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1360 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 1296 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 1010 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 575 (2.18%) User Experience
6 548 (2.08%) Clustering
7 485 (1.84%) Driving Licence
8 482 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 434 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 356 (1.35%) Replication
11 349 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 319 (1.21%) iPad
13 305 (1.16%) Fintech
14 268 (1.02%) Public Cloud
15 245 (0.93%) Client/Server
16 207 (0.79%) iPhone
17 199 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
18 191 (0.73%) Tandem
19 180 (0.68%) NHS
20 177 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9435 (35.85%) Windows
2 4443 (16.88%) Windows Server
3 2542 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 2253 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2177 (8.27%) Linux
6 2020 (7.67%) Windows 7
7 1045 (3.97%) Windows 10
8 800 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 758 (2.88%) Windows 8
10 727 (2.76%) Unix
11 525 (1.99%) Android
12 468 (1.78%) Windows XP
13 417 (1.58%) Apple iOS
14 386 (1.47%) Mac OS X
15 328 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 197 (0.75%) Solaris
17 168 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 130 (0.49%) CentOS
19 117 (0.44%) Windows Vista
20 86 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6071 (23.07%) Agile Software Development
2 3755 (14.27%) ITIL
3 3453 (13.12%) MVC
4 2620 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
5 2003 (7.61%) Scrum
6 1955 (7.43%) CRM
7 1823 (6.93%) Project Management
8 1799 (6.84%) TDD
9 1366 (5.19%) SDLC
10 1309 (4.97%) Web Development
11 1222 (4.64%) Software Engineering
12 1189 (4.52%) OO
13 1177 (4.47%) Mentoring
14 1075 (4.08%) DevOps
15 1074 (4.08%) ETL
16 1024 (3.89%) PRINCE2
17 1021 (3.88%) Migration
18 1014 (3.85%) Service Delivery
19 936 (3.56%) ERP
20 926 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8285 (31.48%) SQL
2 6899 (26.21%) C#
3 3685 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 2305 (8.76%) T-SQL
5 1768 (6.72%) PowerShell
6 1311 (4.98%) Java
7 855 (3.25%) VB.NET
8 594 (2.26%) Python
9 579 (2.20%) VB
10 562 (2.14%) C
11 526 (2.00%) C++
12 382 (1.45%) VBA
13 358 (1.36%) PHP
14 286 (1.09%) VBScript
15 257 (0.98%) Ruby
16 239 (0.91%) TypeScript
17 222 (0.84%) Perl
18 202 (0.77%) Bash Shell
19 178 (0.68%) PL/SQL
20 167 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3278 (12.45%) Degree
2 2705 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1274 (4.84%) MCSE
4 946 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
5 841 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 677 (2.57%) MCSA
7 655 (2.49%) CCNA
7 655 (2.49%) MCP
8 532 (2.02%) SC Cleared
9 459 (1.74%) ISEB
10 436 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
11 414 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 383 (1.46%) CCNP
13 371 (1.41%) MCITP
14 333 (1.27%) ISTQB
15 239 (0.91%) PMI Certification
16 193 (0.73%) CISSP
17 187 (0.71%) PMP
18 170 (0.65%) DV Cleared
19 163 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1326 (5.04%) SLA
2 1201 (4.56%) QA
3 378 (1.44%) PMO
4 254 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 243 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 209 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 86 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 43 (0.16%) COBIT
9 29 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 27 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 26 (0.099%) HL7
12 19 (0.072%) P3O
13 18 (0.068%) ISO 14001
14 17 (0.065%) WAI
15 15 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
16 14 (0.053%) MiFID
17 13 (0.049%) ISO22301
18 12 (0.046%) JTAG
19 11 (0.042%) GAMP
19 11 (0.042%) GDPR
System Software
1 5864 (22.28%) Active Directory
2 2685 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1813 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 695 (2.64%) vSphere
5 641 (2.44%) XenApp
6 291 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 238 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 238 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 208 (0.79%) Terminal Services
9 190 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
10 177 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 169 (0.64%) Docker
12 167 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 120 (0.46%) XenServer
14 110 (0.42%) Firmware
15 106 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 99 (0.38%) vCloud
17 92 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 79 (0.30%) Xen
19 78 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1283 (4.87%) SCCM
2 593 (2.25%) SCOM
3 382 (1.45%) Puppet
4 319 (1.21%) WSUS
5 305 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 236 (0.90%) Backup Exec
7 194 (0.74%) Ansible
8 174 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
9 130 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 95 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 90 (0.34%) Nagios
12 87 (0.33%) Kibana
13 83 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 79 (0.30%) AirWatch
15 77 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
15 77 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 66 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
17 60 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
18 58 (0.22%) Tivoli
19 56 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4162 (15.81%) VMware
2 2468 (9.38%) Cisco
3 2096 (7.96%) Citrix
4 1697 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1143 (4.34%) HP
6 675 (2.56%) SAP
7 666 (2.53%) NetApp
8 539 (2.05%) Apple
9 538 (2.04%) Tableau
10 484 (1.84%) IBM
11 458 (1.74%) Dell
12 419 (1.59%) Google
13 417 (1.58%) Red Hat
14 358 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
15 318 (1.21%) EMC
16 316 (1.20%) Juniper
17 299 (1.14%) CheckPoint
18 292 (1.11%) Adobe
19 270 (1.03%) Veeam
20 266 (1.01%) Avaya
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: up to £40k per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
MACQUARIE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £35000-£50000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols/gym
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £38000 per annum + Car & Exceptional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum benefits inc pension & share ownersh
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Pension + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago