Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26,095 26,766 28,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.12% 16.38% 15.93%
As % of the Vendors category 40.02% 36.99% 36.39%
Number of salaries quoted 21,509 22,706 24,751
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%

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 65,209 72,369 78,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.78% 44.28% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51,061 56,363 64,431
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 £80,000 £75,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 9,732 £53,000 +0.95% 1,346
South East 0 5,269 £45,000 +5.88% 846
North of England +1 4,162 £42,500 +13.33% 1,063
Midlands +3 2,916 £40,000 +6.67% 758
North West +4 2,144 £43,000 +14.67% 533
East of England +2 2,087 £42,500 +0.59% 391
South West +2 1,837 £40,000 +6.67% 432
West Midlands +2 1,729 £40,000 +6.67% 463
Yorkshire 0 1,694 £40,000 +6.67% 408
East Midlands +5 1,181 £40,000 +6.67% 294
North East 0 324 £37,500 +7.14% 122
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8,617 (33.02%) Windows
2 7,998 (30.65%) SQL
3 7,986 (30.60%) SQL Server
4 6,953 (26.64%) .NET
5 6,822 (26.14%) C#
6 6,460 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 6,024 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 5,985 (22.94%) Active Directory
9 5,631 (21.58%) Finance
10 4,202 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
11 4,087 (15.66%) Office 365
12 3,988 (15.28%) JavaScript
13 3,963 (15.19%) Windows Server
14 3,652 (14.00%) VMware
15 3,422 (13.11%) ASP.NET
16 3,399 (13.03%) ITIL
17 3,157 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
18 3,111 (11.92%) MVC
19 2,905 (11.13%) Degree
20 2,903 (11.12%) Business Intelligence
21 2,826 (10.83%) HTML
22 2,473 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,452 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
24 2,381 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
25 2,357 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
26 2,352 (9.01%) PowerShell
27 2,329 (8.93%) CSS
28 2,313 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 2,295 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 2,197 (8.42%) T-SQL

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 2,146 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 2,142 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 942 (3.61%) IIS
4 670 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 650 (2.49%) Skype for Business
6 479 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 368 (1.41%) CMS
8 320 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 304 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 269 (1.03%) Confluence
11 249 (0.95%) Apache
12 244 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
13 191 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 165 (0.63%) Umbraco
15 160 (0.61%) Apache Spark
16 151 (0.58%) Tomcat
17 141 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
18 131 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 130 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
20 125 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4,202 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2,169 (8.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 960 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 619 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
5 513 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 93 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 93 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 36 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 34 (0.13%) SPSS
9 31 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 28 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 27 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 27 (0.10%) AutoCAD
12 12 (0.046%) Chatbot
13 11 (0.042%) InDesign
13 11 (0.042%) Maya
14 9 (0.034%) FrameMaker
15 7 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
15 7 (0.027%) Simulink
15 7 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1,236 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 875 (3.35%) Dynamics AX
3 500 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 97 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 48 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 45 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 38 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 35 (0.13%) Relativity
9 32 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
10 31 (0.12%) FastStats
11 26 (0.100%) Concordance
11 26 (0.100%) Magento
11 26 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 25 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
13 21 (0.080%) Oracle General Ledger
14 20 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
14 20 (0.077%) Elite 3E
15 19 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
16 18 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
17 17 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6,460 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,087 (15.66%) Office 365
3 2,452 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
4 975 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
5 951 (3.64%) SaaS
6 866 (3.32%) PaaS
7 750 (2.87%) IaaS
8 421 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 406 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 304 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 259 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
12 241 (0.92%) Serverless
13 200 (0.77%) GitHub
14 166 (0.64%) Mimecast
15 121 (0.46%) OneDrive
16 103 (0.39%) G Suite
17 102 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
18 88 (0.34%) Azure Functions
19 71 (0.27%) Google Analytics
20 70 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2,122 (8.13%) Firewall
2 1,925 (7.38%) DNS
3 1,509 (5.78%) DHCP
4 1,274 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 1,203 (4.61%) WAN
6 1,189 (4.56%) LAN
7 912 (3.49%) SAN
8 896 (3.43%) VPN
9 716 (2.74%) Internet
10 631 (2.42%) Skype
11 574 (2.20%) Network Security
12 450 (1.72%) Wireless
13 442 (1.69%) VoIP
14 397 (1.52%) VLAN
15 371 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
16 286 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
17 258 (0.99%) Unified Communications
18 226 (0.87%) Intranet
19 218 (0.84%) HTTP
20 215 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,986 (30.60%) SQL Server
2 2,313 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2,295 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,643 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1,306 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,295 (4.96%) Power BI
7 955 (3.66%) Relational Database
8 722 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 668 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 653 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 653 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 645 (2.47%) Big Data
12 610 (2.34%) MySQL
13 415 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 396 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
15 325 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 313 (1.20%) Data Lake
17 302 (1.16%) Hadoop
18 268 (1.03%) MongoDB
19 263 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,580 (6.05%) Visual Studio
2 1,196 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,119 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 781 (2.99%) JIRA
5 500 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 443 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 420 (1.61%) Selenium
8 390 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 371 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 228 (0.87%) NUnit
11 218 (0.84%) Subversion
12 188 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 169 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 148 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 122 (0.47%) SpecFlow
16 118 (0.45%) Maven
17 117 (0.45%) MSTest
18 91 (0.35%) Moq
19 88 (0.34%) Cucumber
19 88 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 5,631 (21.58%) Finance
2 1,402 (5.37%) Retail
3 1,272 (4.87%) Advertising
4 965 (3.70%) Marketing
5 878 (3.36%) Banking
6 688 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 672 (2.58%) Legal
8 628 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 409 (1.57%) Law
10 291 (1.12%) Back Office
11 272 (1.04%) Games
12 247 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 242 (0.93%) Electronics
14 169 (0.65%) Automotive
15 159 (0.61%) Front Office
16 152 (0.58%) Publishing
17 144 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 130 (0.50%) French Language
19 108 (0.41%) German Language
20 89 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6,698 (25.67%) Developer
2 3,992 (15.30%) Analyst
3 2,712 (10.39%) .NET Developer
4 2,079 (7.97%) C# Developer
5 1,728 (6.62%) Architect
6 1,721 (6.60%) Support Engineer
7 1,687 (6.46%) Consultant
8 1,429 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,367 (5.24%) Support Analyst
10 1,207 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,131 (4.33%) IT Support
12 1,111 (4.26%) Senior Developer
13 989 (3.79%) Software Developer
14 964 (3.69%) SQL Developer
15 862 (3.30%) Administrator
16 780 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 771 (2.95%) Project Manager
18 768 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
19 765 (2.93%) IT Engineer
20 685 (2.63%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,953 (26.64%) .NET
2 3,422 (13.11%) ASP.NET
3 2,826 (10.83%) HTML
4 2,329 (8.93%) CSS
5 1,939 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,914 (7.33%) AngularJS
7 1,765 (6.76%) Web Services
8 1,739 (6.66%) .NET Framework
9 1,548 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,276 (4.89%) jQuery
11 922 (3.53%) XML
12 902 (3.46%) WCF
13 811 (3.11%) HTML5
14 798 (3.06%) Entity Framework
15 729 (2.79%) RESTful
16 691 (2.65%) REST
17 595 (2.28%) React
18 592 (2.27%) SOAP
19 564 (2.16%) WPF
20 559 (2.14%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 2,381 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1,186 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
3 1,153 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 1,120 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 1,044 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 1,001 (3.84%) Management Information System
7 629 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 585 (2.24%) User Experience
9 442 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 435 (1.67%) Fintech
11 359 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 351 (1.35%) Mobile App
13 338 (1.30%) Clustering
14 304 (1.16%) Replication
15 258 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 236 (0.90%) PKI
17 232 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
18 214 (0.82%) NHS
19 193 (0.74%) Virtual Team
20 192 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8,617 (33.02%) Windows
2 3,963 (15.19%) Windows Server
3 2,075 (7.95%) Linux
4 1,920 (7.36%) Windows 10
5 1,891 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,863 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1,666 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 588 (2.25%) Windows 8
9 578 (2.21%) Unix
10 562 (2.15%) Android
11 476 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 351 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 339 (1.30%) Mac OS X
14 286 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 183 (0.70%) Windows XP
16 171 (0.66%) CentOS
17 169 (0.65%) Mac OS
18 101 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 70 (0.27%) Solaris
20 48 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,024 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3,399 (13.03%) ITIL
3 3,157 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
4 3,111 (11.92%) MVC
5 2,903 (11.12%) Business Intelligence
6 2,148 (8.23%) Project Management
7 2,097 (8.04%) Scrum
8 1,894 (7.26%) CRM
9 1,731 (6.63%) Software Engineering
10 1,652 (6.33%) TDD
11 1,597 (6.12%) DevOps
12 1,527 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,340 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
14 1,294 (4.96%) Migration
15 1,273 (4.88%) Analytics
16 1,212 (4.64%) ETL
16 1,212 (4.64%) Test Automation
17 1,205 (4.62%) Mentoring
18 1,186 (4.54%) SDLC
19 1,119 (4.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7,998 (30.65%) SQL
2 6,822 (26.14%) C#
3 3,988 (15.28%) JavaScript
4 2,352 (9.01%) PowerShell
5 2,197 (8.42%) T-SQL
6 1,378 (5.28%) Java
7 1,142 (4.38%) Python
8 610 (2.34%) C
9 516 (1.98%) C++
10 474 (1.82%) VB.NET
11 324 (1.24%) VBA
12 322 (1.23%) PHP
13 310 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 307 (1.18%) VB
15 293 (1.12%) TypeScript
16 273 (1.05%) Ruby
17 251 (0.96%) VBScript
18 226 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 208 (0.80%) R
20 206 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,905 (11.13%) Degree
2 2,473 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,199 (4.59%) MCSE
4 952 (3.65%) Security Cleared
5 805 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 631 (2.42%) MCSA
7 624 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 528 (2.02%) MCP
9 519 (1.99%) CCNA
10 495 (1.90%) SC Cleared
11 426 (1.63%) CISSP
12 390 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 370 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 309 (1.18%) CCNP
15 273 (1.05%) MCITP
16 227 (0.87%) SANS
17 225 (0.86%) DV Cleared
18 197 (0.75%) PMI Certification
19 195 (0.75%) SSCP
20 158 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,105 (4.23%) SLA
2 897 (3.44%) QA
3 463 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 417 (1.60%) GDPR
5 347 (1.33%) PMO
6 324 (1.24%) Data Quality
7 192 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 57 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 57 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 47 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 32 (0.12%) COBIT
11 23 (0.088%) MiFID
12 19 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.057%) ISO 14001
13 15 (0.057%) WAI
14 14 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 14 (0.054%) PMBOK
15 11 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 10 (0.038%) EMIR
16 10 (0.038%) P3O
System Software
1 5,985 (22.94%) Active Directory
2 2,357 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,721 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 581 (2.23%) XenApp
5 552 (2.12%) Docker
6 501 (1.92%) vSphere
7 498 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 378 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 264 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
10 206 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 153 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 152 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 139 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 125 (0.48%) XenServer
15 93 (0.36%) Firmware
16 90 (0.34%) BitLocker
17 88 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 62 (0.24%) VMware NSX
19 56 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
20 52 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,550 (5.94%) SCCM
2 537 (2.06%) Puppet
3 430 (1.65%) SCOM
4 400 (1.53%) Ansible
5 365 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 278 (1.07%) Kubernetes
7 269 (1.03%) Terraform
8 268 (1.03%) WSUS
9 190 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 169 (0.65%) vCenter Server
11 154 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 129 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 124 (0.48%) Nagios
13 124 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 108 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
14 108 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
15 98 (0.38%) vRealize
16 88 (0.34%) Salt
17 84 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
18 83 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3,652 (14.00%) VMware
2 1,878 (7.20%) Cisco
3 1,868 (7.16%) Citrix
4 1,609 (6.17%) Oracle
5 778 (2.98%) HP
6 720 (2.76%) Google
7 711 (2.72%) SAP
8 517 (1.98%) Tableau
9 513 (1.97%) Apple
10 485 (1.86%) IBM
11 423 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 405 (1.55%) Dell
13 369 (1.41%) ServiceNow
14 355 (1.36%) Veeam
15 338 (1.30%) NetApp
16 337 (1.29%) Symantec
17 323 (1.24%) EMC
18 315 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
19 275 (1.05%) SolarWinds
20 274 (1.05%) Xamarin