Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25,231 27,760 28,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.02% 16.52% 15.97%
As % of the Vendors category 39.86% 37.43% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,624 23,443 24,160
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 63,302 74,172 77,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.70% 44.15% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 49,307 57,923 62,710
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 0 9,693 £55,000 +10.00% 1,204
South East 0 4,947 £45,000 +5.88% 787
North of England +2 3,976 £42,500 +10.39% 1,201
Midlands +2 2,847 £40,000 +6.67% 743
North West +5 2,083 £44,000 +10.00% 629
East of England +5 2,041 £42,500 +2.41% 430
West Midlands +1 1,737 £40,000 +3.23% 460
South West -1 1,647 £40,000 +6.67% 441
Yorkshire 0 1,619 £40,000 +6.67% 449
East Midlands +7 1,102 £40,000 +6.67% 282
North East 0 275 £37,500 +7.14% 123
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 8,644 (34.26%) Windows
2 7,561 (29.97%) SQL
3 7,464 (29.58%) SQL Server
4 6,674 (26.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 6,503 (25.77%) .NET
6 6,404 (25.38%) C#
7 6,034 (23.92%) Active Directory
8 5,905 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
9 5,183 (20.54%) Finance
10 4,171 (16.53%) Office 365
11 4,111 (16.29%) Microsoft Office
12 3,881 (15.38%) Windows Server
13 3,776 (14.97%) JavaScript
14 3,654 (14.48%) VMware
15 3,490 (13.83%) ITIL
16 3,309 (13.11%) ASP.NET
17 3,143 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
18 2,963 (11.74%) Degree
19 2,950 (11.69%) MVC
20 2,746 (10.88%) HTML
21 2,712 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
22 2,467 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
23 2,419 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
24 2,397 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2,389 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
26 2,369 (9.39%) PowerShell
27 2,258 (8.95%) CSS
28 2,202 (8.73%) Firewall
29 2,188 (8.67%) Linux
30 2,122 (8.41%) SharePoint

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 2,122 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 2,068 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 918 (3.64%) IIS
4 657 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 611 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 448 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 376 (1.49%) CMS
8 327 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 279 (1.11%) Apache
10 263 (1.04%) Confluence
11 253 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
12 241 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
13 194 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
14 188 (0.75%) Apache Spark
15 143 (0.57%) Umbraco
16 141 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
17 134 (0.53%) Tomcat
18 125 (0.50%) SAS
19 115 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
20 113 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4,111 (16.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2,062 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 920 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 599 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
5 548 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 93 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 85 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 42 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 37 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 28 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 26 (0.10%) Acrobat
12 25 (0.099%) SPSS
13 15 (0.059%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.040%) Chatbot
14 10 (0.040%) FrameMaker
15 9 (0.036%) InDesign
16 6 (0.024%) Maya
16 6 (0.024%) Open Workbench
17 5 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.016%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 1,176 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 721 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 367 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 96 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 39 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 34 (0.13%) Magento
7 28 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 28 (0.11%) FastStats
8 25 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 25 (0.099%) Scribe Insight
9 24 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
10 22 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
10 22 (0.087%) SAP Hybris
11 21 (0.083%) Relativity
11 21 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
12 20 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
13 19 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
14 18 (0.071%) Elite 3E
15 16 (0.063%) SDL Web 8
15 16 (0.063%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6,674 (26.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,171 (16.53%) Office 365
3 2,467 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1,039 (4.12%) SaaS
5 928 (3.68%) PaaS
6 797 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
7 761 (3.02%) IaaS
8 545 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 392 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 345 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 295 (1.17%) Serverless
12 264 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
13 234 (0.93%) GitHub
14 183 (0.73%) Mimecast
15 131 (0.52%) OneDrive
16 120 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
17 115 (0.46%) Azure Functions
18 99 (0.39%) G Suite
19 90 (0.36%) Amazon S3
20 74 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2,202 (8.73%) Firewall
2 1,844 (7.31%) DNS
3 1,432 (5.68%) DHCP
4 1,283 (5.09%) TCP/IP
5 1,175 (4.66%) WAN
6 1,174 (4.65%) LAN
7 880 (3.49%) SAN
8 846 (3.35%) VPN
9 702 (2.78%) Internet
10 623 (2.47%) Skype
11 594 (2.35%) Network Security
12 522 (2.07%) VoIP
13 470 (1.86%) Wireless
14 431 (1.71%) VLAN
15 378 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
16 279 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
17 264 (1.05%) Unified Communications
18 232 (0.92%) Intranet
19 229 (0.91%) MPLS
20 205 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,464 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 2,109 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2,015 (7.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,579 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1,249 (4.95%) Power BI
6 1,191 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 953 (3.78%) Relational Database
8 646 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 621 (2.46%) Big Data
10 616 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 611 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 596 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
13 545 (2.16%) MySQL
14 434 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 354 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 329 (1.30%) RDBMS
17 300 (1.19%) Hadoop
18 281 (1.11%) Data Lake
19 252 (1.00%) MongoDB
20 232 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,540 (6.10%) Visual Studio
2 1,157 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,049 (4.16%) Git (software)
4 716 (2.84%) JIRA
5 518 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 479 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 426 (1.69%) Selenium
8 352 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 348 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 236 (0.94%) Subversion
11 235 (0.93%) NUnit
12 175 (0.69%) Bitbucket
13 159 (0.63%) Maven
14 136 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 124 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 119 (0.47%) SpecFlow
17 111 (0.44%) MSTest
18 86 (0.34%) Robot Framework
19 82 (0.32%) Moq
20 77 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 5,183 (20.54%) Finance
2 1,297 (5.14%) Retail
3 936 (3.71%) Marketing
4 902 (3.57%) Advertising
5 869 (3.44%) Banking
6 685 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 683 (2.71%) Legal
8 650 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 384 (1.52%) Law
10 288 (1.14%) Back Office
11 232 (0.92%) Electronics
12 222 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 213 (0.84%) Games
14 154 (0.61%) Automotive
15 152 (0.60%) Publishing
16 130 (0.52%) Financial Institution
17 129 (0.51%) Front Office
18 105 (0.42%) French Language
19 102 (0.40%) Billing
20 89 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6,272 (24.86%) Developer
2 3,881 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2,575 (10.21%) .NET Developer
4 2,047 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 1,734 (6.87%) Architect
6 1,659 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 1,462 (5.79%) Consultant
8 1,432 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,316 (5.22%) Support Analyst
10 1,248 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,074 (4.26%) IT Support
12 1,053 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 988 (3.92%) Software Developer
14 866 (3.43%) SQL Developer
15 846 (3.35%) Administrator
16 756 (3.00%) IT Engineer
17 742 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
18 709 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 694 (2.75%) Project Manager
20 691 (2.74%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,503 (25.77%) .NET
2 3,309 (13.11%) ASP.NET
3 2,746 (10.88%) HTML
4 2,258 (8.95%) CSS
5 1,817 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,802 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 1,655 (6.56%) Web Services
8 1,603 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 1,512 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,223 (4.85%) jQuery
11 861 (3.41%) XML
12 810 (3.21%) HTML5
13 809 (3.21%) WCF
14 747 (2.96%) Entity Framework
15 725 (2.87%) RESTful
16 642 (2.54%) .NET Core
17 599 (2.37%) REST
18 593 (2.35%) SOAP
19 586 (2.32%) React
20 496 (1.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,389 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1,144 (4.53%) Data Centre
3 1,143 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 1,046 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 1,041 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
6 574 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 549 (2.18%) User Experience
8 412 (1.63%) Fintech
9 404 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 372 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 352 (1.40%) Clustering
12 337 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 337 (1.34%) Mobile App
13 297 (1.18%) Replication
14 270 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
15 248 (0.98%) PKI
16 208 (0.82%) Data Structures
17 190 (0.75%) NHS
18 187 (0.74%) Virtual Team
19 177 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8,644 (34.26%) Windows
2 3,881 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2,188 (8.67%) Linux
4 2,031 (8.05%) Windows 10
5 1,857 (7.36%) Windows 7
6 1,796 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,572 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 591 (2.34%) Windows 8
9 563 (2.23%) Android
10 556 (2.20%) Unix
11 510 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 400 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 289 (1.15%) Mac OS X
14 255 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 193 (0.76%) CentOS
16 189 (0.75%) Windows XP
17 166 (0.66%) Mac OS
18 97 (0.38%) Ubuntu
19 65 (0.26%) Solaris
20 55 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,905 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 3,490 (13.83%) ITIL
3 3,143 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
4 2,950 (11.69%) MVC
5 2,712 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
6 2,121 (8.41%) Project Management
7 2,033 (8.06%) Scrum
8 1,823 (7.23%) CRM
9 1,702 (6.75%) Software Engineering
10 1,630 (6.46%) DevOps
11 1,572 (6.23%) TDD
12 1,555 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,364 (5.41%) Migration
14 1,330 (5.27%) Analytics
15 1,329 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
16 1,257 (4.98%) Mentoring
17 1,206 (4.78%) ETL
18 1,204 (4.77%) SDLC
19 1,171 (4.64%) Test Automation
20 1,124 (4.45%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 7,561 (29.97%) SQL
2 6,404 (25.38%) C#
3 3,776 (14.97%) JavaScript
4 2,369 (9.39%) PowerShell
5 2,086 (8.27%) T-SQL
6 1,316 (5.22%) Java
7 1,134 (4.49%) Python
8 554 (2.20%) C
9 494 (1.96%) C++
10 424 (1.68%) VB.NET
11 318 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 312 (1.24%) PHP
13 308 (1.22%) VB
14 278 (1.10%) VBA
15 265 (1.05%) TypeScript
16 247 (0.98%) VBScript
17 218 (0.86%) PL/SQL
18 208 (0.82%) R
19 207 (0.82%) Ruby
20 194 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,963 (11.74%) Degree
2 2,419 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,245 (4.93%) MCSE
4 961 (3.81%) Security Cleared
5 881 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 669 (2.65%) MCSA
7 646 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 543 (2.15%) CCNA
9 514 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 501 (1.99%) CISSP
11 499 (1.98%) MCP
12 441 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 392 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
14 327 (1.30%) CCNP
15 250 (0.99%) SANS
16 245 (0.97%) MCITP
17 235 (0.93%) DV Cleared
18 199 (0.79%) PMI Certification
19 182 (0.72%) SSCP
20 175 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,115 (4.42%) SLA
2 886 (3.51%) QA
3 563 (2.23%) GDPR
4 548 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 354 (1.40%) PMO
6 343 (1.36%) Data Quality
7 218 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 75 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 65 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 45 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 40 (0.16%) COBIT
12 28 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.071%) MiFID
14 17 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.063%) PMBOK
16 15 (0.059%) GAMP
16 15 (0.059%) WAI
17 14 (0.055%) HIPAA
18 10 (0.040%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6,034 (23.92%) Active Directory
2 2,397 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,625 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 609 (2.41%) XenApp
5 545 (2.16%) Docker
6 516 (2.05%) vSphere
7 473 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 403 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 272 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
10 221 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 136 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 134 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 126 (0.50%) Firmware
14 124 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
15 111 (0.44%) BitLocker
16 106 (0.42%) XenServer
17 85 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 68 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
19 63 (0.25%) Terminal Server
20 49 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,657 (6.57%) SCCM
2 527 (2.09%) Puppet
3 451 (1.79%) SCOM
4 420 (1.66%) Ansible
5 334 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 314 (1.24%) Kubernetes
7 292 (1.16%) WSUS
8 281 (1.11%) Terraform
9 226 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 187 (0.74%) Backup Exec
11 178 (0.71%) vCenter Server
12 147 (0.58%) Nagios
13 137 (0.54%) SCVMM
14 116 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
15 114 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 113 (0.45%) SCOrch
17 102 (0.40%) AirWatch
17 102 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
17 102 (0.40%) vRealize
18 82 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3,654 (14.48%) VMware
2 1,955 (7.75%) Cisco
3 1,923 (7.62%) Citrix
4 1,488 (5.90%) Oracle
5 809 (3.21%) HP
6 714 (2.83%) Google
7 704 (2.79%) SAP
8 524 (2.08%) Tableau
9 491 (1.95%) IBM
10 472 (1.87%) Dell
11 428 (1.70%) Apple
12 395 (1.57%) NetApp
13 390 (1.55%) Symantec
14 368 (1.46%) Veeam
15 361 (1.43%) Red Hat
16 311 (1.23%) ServiceNow
17 310 (1.23%) EMC
18 287 (1.14%) McAfee
19 278 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
20 229 (0.91%) Adobe