Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14,836 10,101 21,893
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 14.83% 15.79% 16.45%
As % of the Vendors category 38.81% 39.15% 39.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11,302 8,347 17,980
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
75th Percentile £65,247 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 38,230 25,803 55,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.22% 40.32% 41.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26,190 20,247 43,477
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.87% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £54,200 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.24% +5.00% +1.01%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -5 5,061 £60,000 +4.35% 1,135
South East 0 2,675 £47,500 +5.56% 771
North of England +3 2,542 £45,000 +1.12% 874
Midlands -1 2,112 £42,500 -5.56% 669
West Midlands -3 1,446 £43,000 -4.44% 423
South West -1 1,356 £42,500 - 361
North West +4 1,313 £45,000 - 479
Yorkshire 0 968 £42,500 - 277
East of England -1 721 £45,000 +12.50% 359
East Midlands -1 657 £40,000 -5.88% 242
North East 0 264 £41,598 +8.05% 118
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6,821 (45.98%) Azure
2 4,336 (29.23%) Windows
3 4,139 (27.90%) Social Skills
4 3,873 (26.11%) SQL
5 3,859 (26.01%) Microsoft 365
6 3,545 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
7 3,388 (22.84%) Active Directory
8 2,905 (19.58%) SQL Server
9 2,731 (18.41%) .NET
10 2,670 (18.00%) C#
11 2,477 (16.70%) Finance
12 2,335 (15.74%) DevOps
13 2,265 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
14 2,131 (14.36%) VMware
15 2,078 (14.01%) Windows Server
16 2,017 (13.60%) AWS
17 2,013 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
18 1,799 (12.13%) ITIL
19 1,758 (11.85%) PowerShell
20 1,743 (11.75%) Power Platform
21 1,696 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
22 1,685 (11.36%) JavaScript
23 1,526 (10.29%) Firewall
24 1,521 (10.25%) SharePoint
25 1,433 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
26 1,353 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
27 1,344 (9.06%) Degree
28 1,327 (8.94%) Linux
29 1,287 (8.67%) Power BI
30 1,266 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel

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 1,521 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 878 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 418 (2.82%) IIS
4 303 (2.04%) Confluence
5 219 (1.48%) CMS
6 153 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 144 (0.97%) Skype for Business
8 126 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 123 (0.83%) Apache
10 91 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 83 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 82 (0.55%) nginx
13 63 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 50 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
15 49 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 49 (0.33%) WordPress
16 46 (0.31%) SAS
17 45 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 37 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
19 34 (0.23%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2,265 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1,266 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 437 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 271 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 259 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 81 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 22 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 18 (0.12%) InVision
10 16 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 15 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 15 (0.10%) Figma
12 12 (0.081%) Sketch
13 11 (0.074%) InDesign
13 11 (0.074%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
15 6 (0.040%) Camtasia
15 6 (0.040%) Siemens NX
15 6 (0.040%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 462 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 197 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 120 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 90 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 60 (0.40%) Sentinel
6 39 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 38 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
8 37 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
9 27 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 24 (0.16%) SAP Business One
11 23 (0.16%) Maximo
11 23 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 21 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
12 21 (0.14%) Sage 200
13 20 (0.13%) Magento
13 20 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
14 19 (0.13%) SAP HR
15 17 (0.11%) MetaTrader
16 15 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
17 14 (0.094%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6,821 (45.98%) Azure
2 3,859 (26.01%) Microsoft 365
3 2,017 (13.60%) AWS
4 1,743 (11.75%) Power Platform
5 983 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 880 (5.93%) Dynamics 365
7 821 (5.53%) PaaS
8 764 (5.15%) SaaS
9 721 (4.86%) IaaS
10 509 (3.43%) GCP
11 506 (3.41%) PowerApps
12 378 (2.55%) Power Automate
13 372 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
14 354 (2.39%) Serverless
15 352 (2.37%) OneDrive
16 234 (1.58%) GitHub
17 223 (1.50%) Azure Service Bus
18 219 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
19 215 (1.45%) Azure Logic Apps
20 172 (1.16%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,526 (10.29%) Firewall
2 1,038 (7.00%) DNS
3 814 (5.49%) DHCP
4 739 (4.98%) WAN
5 698 (4.70%) VPN
6 695 (4.68%) LAN
7 571 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 439 (2.96%) SAN
9 345 (2.33%) VLAN
10 287 (1.93%) Wireless
11 281 (1.89%) Internet
12 271 (1.83%) Network Security
13 265 (1.79%) VoIP
14 223 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
15 209 (1.41%) Skype
16 207 (1.40%) HTTP
17 192 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
18 133 (0.90%) SSL
19 125 (0.84%) NAS
20 122 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,905 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 1,287 (8.67%) Power BI
3 787 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 764 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
5 751 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 456 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 441 (2.97%) NoSQL
8 362 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 305 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 283 (1.91%) Tableau
11 279 (1.88%) Data Lake
12 227 (1.53%) MongoDB
13 217 (1.46%) MySQL
14 192 (1.29%) Big Data
15 173 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
16 161 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
17 155 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 143 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
19 116 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 113 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 820 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 595 (4.01%) JIRA
3 521 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 346 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 298 (2.01%) TeamCity
6 247 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 196 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 175 (1.18%) Selenium
9 123 (0.83%) Maven
10 106 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 98 (0.66%) Subversion
12 92 (0.62%) GitLab
12 92 (0.62%) SpecFlow
12 92 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
13 81 (0.55%) JUnit
14 79 (0.53%) Cypress.io
15 78 (0.53%) webpack
16 76 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 75 (0.51%) NUnit
18 70 (0.47%) gulp
General
1 4,139 (27.90%) Social Skills
2 2,477 (16.70%) Finance
3 1,353 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
4 727 (4.90%) Retail
5 631 (4.25%) Marketing
6 568 (3.83%) Organisational Skills
7 529 (3.57%) Public Sector
8 474 (3.19%) Law
9 432 (2.91%) Legal
9 432 (2.91%) Manufacturing
10 413 (2.78%) Telecoms
11 394 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
12 339 (2.28%) Banking
13 234 (1.58%) Games
14 210 (1.42%) Multimedia
15 197 (1.33%) Advertising
16 190 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
17 176 (1.19%) Electronics
18 143 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
19 141 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 2,697 (18.18%) Developer
2 1,877 (12.65%) Analyst
3 1,111 (7.49%) Architect
4 954 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 909 (6.13%) Support Engineer
6 775 (5.22%) .NET Developer
7 743 (5.01%) Consultant
8 693 (4.67%) IT Support
9 688 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
10 591 (3.98%) Senior Developer
11 574 (3.87%) IT Engineer
12 524 (3.53%) Software Developer
13 516 (3.48%) C# Developer
14 471 (3.17%) Support Analyst
15 444 (2.99%) Administrator
16 432 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
17 417 (2.81%) Project Manager
18 398 (2.68%) Software Engineer
19 383 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
20 377 (2.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,731 (18.41%) .NET
2 1,041 (7.02%) HTML
3 980 (6.61%) CSS
4 937 (6.32%) ASP.NET
5 845 (5.70%) .NET Core
6 830 (5.59%) Web Services
7 761 (5.13%) React
8 722 (4.87%) AngularJS
9 699 (4.71%) .NET Framework
10 651 (4.39%) REST
11 433 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 428 (2.88%) HTML5
13 398 (2.68%) RESTful
14 378 (2.55%) jQuery
15 337 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
16 328 (2.21%) Node.js
17 309 (2.08%) XML
18 296 (2.00%) CSS3
19 278 (1.87%) JSON
20 274 (1.85%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 762 (5.14%) Management Information System
2 621 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 598 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
4 520 (3.50%) Public Cloud
5 423 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
6 385 (2.60%) User Experience
7 316 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 234 (1.58%) Cloud Native
9 205 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 202 (1.36%) Clustering
11 197 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 182 (1.23%) Mobile App
13 157 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 157 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 148 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
15 127 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
16 120 (0.81%) PKI
17 114 (0.77%) Replication
18 112 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
19 103 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4,336 (29.23%) Windows
2 2,078 (14.01%) Windows Server
3 1,327 (8.94%) Linux
4 1,240 (8.36%) Windows 10
5 669 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 564 (3.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 454 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 361 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 336 (2.26%) Android
10 314 (2.12%) Windows 7
11 252 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 229 (1.54%) Unix
13 127 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 121 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 120 (0.81%) CentOS
15 120 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 110 (0.74%) Windows 8
17 80 (0.54%) Mac OS X
18 76 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
19 46 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,545 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,335 (15.74%) DevOps
3 2,013 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
4 1,799 (12.13%) ITIL
5 1,696 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
6 1,252 (8.44%) Project Management
7 1,169 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,115 (7.52%) Migration
9 963 (6.49%) Analytics
10 930 (6.27%) Scrum
11 837 (5.64%) Software Engineering
12 826 (5.57%) CRM
13 821 (5.53%) MVC
14 790 (5.32%) Project Delivery
15 781 (5.26%) Mentoring
16 776 (5.23%) Microservices
17 772 (5.20%) Continuous Improvement
18 760 (5.12%) SDLC
19 723 (4.87%) Service Delivery
20 695 (4.68%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3,873 (26.11%) SQL
2 2,670 (18.00%) C#
3 1,758 (11.85%) PowerShell
4 1,685 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 1,059 (7.14%) Python
6 752 (5.07%) T-SQL
7 637 (4.29%) Java
8 362 (2.44%) Bash Shell
9 348 (2.35%) TypeScript
10 221 (1.49%) C
11 209 (1.41%) PHP
12 183 (1.23%) C++
13 148 (1.00%) VB
14 143 (0.96%) VBA
15 142 (0.96%) VB.NET
16 130 (0.88%) R
17 119 (0.80%) Go
18 117 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 103 (0.69%) Java 8
20 84 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,344 (9.06%) Degree
2 948 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 664 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 449 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 380 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 320 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 317 (2.14%) MCSE
8 287 (1.93%) CCNA
9 186 (1.25%) A+ Certification
10 183 (1.23%) MCSA
11 174 (1.17%) CISSP
12 171 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 153 (1.03%) MCP
14 138 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 115 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 114 (0.77%) CCNP
17 113 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
18 105 (0.71%) CISM
19 85 (0.57%) OCP
20 81 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 715 (4.82%) SLA
2 570 (3.84%) QA
3 447 (3.01%) GDPR
4 288 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 217 (1.46%) Data Quality
6 140 (0.94%) PMO
7 112 (0.75%) NIST
8 104 (0.70%) PCI DSS
9 85 (0.57%) Accessibility
10 79 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
11 49 (0.33%) ISO 9001
12 41 (0.28%) COBIT
13 35 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 34 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 30 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 28 (0.19%) GRC
17 24 (0.16%) BS25999
18 21 (0.14%) GAAP
19 16 (0.11%) NCSC
19 16 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 3,388 (22.84%) Active Directory
2 1,433 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 978 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 741 (4.99%) Docker
5 323 (2.18%) vSphere
6 309 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 210 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
8 188 (1.27%) XenApp
9 175 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 175 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 99 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 58 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 55 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 52 (0.35%) Terminal Server
14 48 (0.32%) VMware NSX
15 42 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 39 (0.26%) Terminal Services
17 32 (0.22%) KVM
18 28 (0.19%) VMware Server
19 24 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 761 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 707 (4.77%) SCCM
3 681 (4.59%) Kubernetes
4 523 (3.53%) Terraform
5 402 (2.71%) Ansible
6 244 (1.64%) Puppet
7 192 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 156 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
9 149 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
10 136 (0.92%) SCOM
11 115 (0.78%) WSUS
12 98 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
13 78 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
13 78 (0.53%) Prometheus
14 74 (0.50%) vCenter Server
15 51 (0.34%) Grafana
16 50 (0.34%) FortiGate
17 46 (0.31%) Backup Exec
18 45 (0.30%) AirWatch
19 43 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,131 (14.36%) VMware
2 1,220 (8.22%) Cisco
3 886 (5.97%) Oracle
4 869 (5.86%) Citrix
5 686 (4.62%) Google
6 421 (2.84%) SAP
7 357 (2.41%) Apple
8 312 (2.10%) Veeam
9 303 (2.04%) HP
10 267 (1.80%) Databricks
11 245 (1.65%) IBM
12 243 (1.64%) ServiceNow
13 235 (1.58%) Dell
14 213 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
15 212 (1.43%) NetApp
16 210 (1.42%) Meraki
17 183 (1.23%) Red Hat
18 157 (1.06%) Adobe
19 144 (0.97%) Sophos
20 141 (0.95%) Splunk