Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 27,297 27,192 30,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.27% 16.35% 16.12%
As % of the Vendors category 39.27% 36.72% 36.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22,427 23,074 26,064
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 69,510 74,048 83,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.97% 44.53% 44.51%
Number of salaries quoted 54,308 58,105 68,410
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,938 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.56% -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +1 10,062 £52,500 - 1,024
South East -1 5,504 £45,000 +12.50% 589
North of England +4 4,384 £42,500 +13.33% 669
Midlands +3 3,139 £40,000 - 460
East of England +3 2,197 £43,500 +8.75% 294
North West +2 2,102 £42,500 +13.33% 337
West Midlands +1 1,885 £40,000 - 274
South West +3 1,869 £39,000 +6.85% 315
Yorkshire 0 1,832 £41,000 +9.33% 265
East Midlands +6 1,247 £40,000 - 186
North East +7 450 £40,000 +12.68% 67
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 8,820 (32.31%) Windows
2 8,602 (31.51%) SQL
3 8,539 (31.28%) SQL Server
4 7,298 (26.74%) .NET
5 7,107 (26.04%) C#
6 6,390 (23.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 6,106 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
8 6,009 (22.01%) Active Directory
9 5,847 (21.42%) Finance
10 4,210 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
11 4,113 (15.07%) Office 365
12 4,014 (14.70%) Windows Server
13 4,004 (14.67%) JavaScript
14 3,749 (13.73%) VMware
15 3,626 (13.28%) ASP.NET
16 3,575 (13.10%) ITIL
17 3,236 (11.85%) MVC
18 3,186 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
19 3,141 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
20 3,041 (11.14%) Degree
21 2,949 (10.80%) HTML
22 2,756 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,626 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 2,580 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 2,471 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
26 2,438 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
27 2,395 (8.77%) PowerShell
28 2,366 (8.67%) CSS
29 2,356 (8.63%) T-SQL
30 2,326 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2,255 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 2,178 (7.98%) SharePoint
3 910 (3.33%) IIS
4 766 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 662 (2.43%) Skype for Business
6 592 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 413 (1.51%) CMS
8 393 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 287 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 248 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 237 (0.87%) Confluence
12 220 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 217 (0.79%) Umbraco
14 207 (0.76%) Apache
15 160 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 154 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 148 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
18 146 (0.53%) Tomcat
19 136 (0.50%) Apache Spark
20 131 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4,210 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2,230 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 887 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 556 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
5 483 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 124 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 53 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 49 (0.18%) SPSS
10 25 (0.092%) Acrobat
10 25 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
11 24 (0.088%) AutoCAD
12 22 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
14 17 (0.062%) Camtasia
15 11 (0.040%) Maya
16 8 (0.029%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.029%) Simulink
17 7 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
17 7 (0.026%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1,456 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,021 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
3 671 (2.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 103 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 49 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 45 (0.16%) Elite 3E
7 39 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 39 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
8 36 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
8 36 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 36 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 35 (0.13%) Relativity
10 32 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 29 (0.11%) Concordance
12 28 (0.10%) BPCS
13 27 (0.099%) FastStats
14 25 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
15 24 (0.088%) assyst
16 23 (0.084%) Scribe Insight
17 20 (0.073%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6,390 (23.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,113 (15.07%) Office 365
3 2,438 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1,218 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
5 794 (2.91%) SaaS
6 779 (2.85%) IaaS
7 773 (2.83%) PaaS
8 385 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 365 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 291 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
11 288 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
12 209 (0.77%) Serverless
13 157 (0.58%) GitHub
14 150 (0.55%) Mimecast
15 145 (0.53%) OneDrive
16 89 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
17 88 (0.32%) G Suite
18 79 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
18 79 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
19 73 (0.27%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2,025 (7.42%) Firewall
2 1,903 (6.97%) DNS
3 1,466 (5.37%) DHCP
4 1,280 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 1,244 (4.56%) WAN
6 1,231 (4.51%) LAN
7 1,008 (3.69%) SAN
8 918 (3.36%) VPN
9 670 (2.45%) Internet
10 594 (2.18%) Skype
11 511 (1.87%) Network Security
12 436 (1.60%) VoIP
13 424 (1.55%) Wireless
14 362 (1.33%) VLAN
15 318 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
16 305 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
17 237 (0.87%) Intranet
18 231 (0.85%) NAS
19 230 (0.84%) HTTP
20 224 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,539 (31.28%) SQL Server
2 2,626 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,580 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,692 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1,515 (5.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,399 (5.13%) Power BI
7 886 (3.25%) Relational Database
8 786 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 740 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 720 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 687 (2.52%) Big Data
12 639 (2.34%) NoSQL
13 604 (2.21%) MySQL
14 424 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
15 421 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
16 358 (1.31%) Data Lake
17 316 (1.16%) Hadoop
18 300 (1.10%) Oracle Database
19 289 (1.06%) RDBMS
20 273 (1.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1,668 (6.11%) Visual Studio
2 1,198 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 1,197 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 811 (2.97%) JIRA
5 482 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 423 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 415 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 368 (1.35%) Selenium
9 355 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 284 (1.04%) NUnit
11 252 (0.92%) Subversion
12 182 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 170 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 170 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 126 (0.46%) MSTest
15 109 (0.40%) SpecFlow
16 106 (0.39%) MSBuild
17 97 (0.36%) Moq
18 93 (0.34%) gulp
19 80 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 5,847 (21.42%) Finance
2 1,873 (6.86%) Advertising
3 1,514 (5.55%) Retail
4 1,023 (3.75%) Marketing
5 828 (3.03%) Banking
6 707 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 672 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 637 (2.33%) Legal
9 472 (1.73%) Law
10 326 (1.19%) Games
11 275 (1.01%) Back Office
12 251 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 223 (0.82%) Electronics
14 168 (0.62%) Front Office
15 163 (0.60%) Publishing
16 159 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 143 (0.52%) Automotive
17 143 (0.52%) German Language
18 127 (0.47%) French Language
19 115 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7,117 (26.07%) Developer
2 4,183 (15.32%) Analyst
3 2,819 (10.33%) .NET Developer
4 2,159 (7.91%) C# Developer
5 2,154 (7.89%) Consultant
6 1,799 (6.59%) Architect
7 1,722 (6.31%) Support Engineer
8 1,473 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,425 (5.22%) Support Analyst
10 1,227 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,186 (4.34%) Senior Developer
12 1,161 (4.25%) IT Support
13 1,054 (3.86%) SQL Developer
14 1,052 (3.85%) Software Developer
15 862 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 851 (3.12%) Administrator
17 789 (2.89%) Project Manager
18 757 (2.77%) IT Engineer
19 756 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
20 704 (2.58%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,298 (26.74%) .NET
2 3,626 (13.28%) ASP.NET
3 2,949 (10.80%) HTML
4 2,366 (8.67%) CSS
5 2,112 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,934 (7.09%) AngularJS
7 1,847 (6.77%) .NET Framework
8 1,830 (6.70%) Web Services
9 1,568 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,350 (4.95%) jQuery
11 1,090 (3.99%) WCF
12 990 (3.63%) XML
13 854 (3.13%) Entity Framework
14 843 (3.09%) HTML5
15 757 (2.77%) RESTful
16 704 (2.58%) WPF
17 653 (2.39%) REST
18 581 (2.13%) React
19 545 (2.00%) JSON
19 545 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2,471 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1,248 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1,150 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 1,105 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 1,031 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1,003 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 672 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 654 (2.40%) User Experience
9 505 (1.85%) Driving Licence
10 399 (1.46%) Fintech
11 358 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 344 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 339 (1.24%) Replication
14 310 (1.14%) Clustering
15 227 (0.83%) Blackberry
16 217 (0.79%) NHS
17 210 (0.77%) Virtual Team
18 207 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
19 206 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
20 192 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8,820 (32.31%) Windows
2 4,014 (14.70%) Windows Server
3 2,004 (7.34%) Linux
4 1,911 (7.00%) Windows 10
5 1,903 (6.97%) Windows 7
6 1,876 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,744 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 638 (2.34%) Unix
9 595 (2.18%) Windows 8
10 523 (1.92%) Android
11 421 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 366 (1.34%) Mac OS X
13 325 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 258 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 210 (0.77%) Windows XP
16 177 (0.65%) Mac OS
17 129 (0.47%) CentOS
18 106 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 95 (0.35%) Solaris
20 51 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,106 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
2 3,575 (13.10%) ITIL
3 3,236 (11.85%) MVC
4 3,186 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
5 3,141 (11.51%) Business Intelligence
6 2,131 (7.81%) Project Management
7 2,067 (7.57%) Scrum
8 2,056 (7.53%) CRM
9 1,734 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 1,680 (6.15%) TDD
11 1,595 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,571 (5.76%) DevOps
13 1,284 (4.70%) SDLC
14 1,275 (4.67%) Analytics
15 1,270 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
16 1,264 (4.63%) Migration
17 1,248 (4.57%) ETL
18 1,226 (4.49%) ERP
19 1,195 (4.38%) Test Automation
20 1,172 (4.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8,602 (31.51%) SQL
2 7,107 (26.04%) C#
3 4,004 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 2,395 (8.77%) PowerShell
5 2,356 (8.63%) T-SQL
6 1,334 (4.89%) Java
7 1,049 (3.84%) Python
8 666 (2.44%) C
9 538 (1.97%) C++
10 493 (1.81%) VB.NET
11 397 (1.45%) VBA
12 316 (1.16%) VB
13 314 (1.15%) Ruby
14 302 (1.11%) PHP
15 298 (1.09%) TypeScript
16 271 (0.99%) Bash Shell
17 263 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 257 (0.94%) VBScript
19 249 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 228 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,041 (11.14%) Degree
2 2,756 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,303 (4.77%) MCSE
4 903 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 778 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
6 710 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 706 (2.59%) MCSA
8 631 (2.31%) MCP
9 539 (1.97%) CCNA
10 460 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 363 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 339 (1.24%) CCNP
13 336 (1.23%) MCITP
13 336 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 314 (1.15%) CISSP
15 211 (0.77%) PMI Certification
16 203 (0.74%) DBS Check
17 192 (0.70%) DV Cleared
18 180 (0.66%) MCTS
19 167 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,141 (4.18%) SLA
2 868 (3.18%) QA
3 391 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 374 (1.37%) PMO
5 311 (1.14%) GDPR
6 301 (1.10%) Data Quality
7 167 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 60 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 59 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 49 (0.18%) GCP
11 41 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 25 (0.092%) COBIT
12 25 (0.092%) MiFID
13 23 (0.084%) GAMP
14 16 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.051%) WAI
16 13 (0.048%) ISO 14001
17 12 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 12 (0.044%) P3O
18 11 (0.040%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6,009 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 2,326 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,782 (6.53%) Hyper-V
4 617 (2.26%) XenApp
5 560 (2.05%) vSphere
6 502 (1.84%) Docker
6 502 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 401 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 284 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
9 255 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 195 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 153 (0.56%) Terminal Services
12 144 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 139 (0.51%) XenServer
14 99 (0.36%) BitLocker
15 88 (0.32%) Firmware
16 82 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 81 (0.30%) VMware NSX
18 60 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
19 57 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,592 (5.83%) SCCM
2 518 (1.90%) Puppet
3 418 (1.53%) SCOM
4 361 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 342 (1.25%) Ansible
6 262 (0.96%) WSUS
7 248 (0.91%) Terraform
8 237 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 211 (0.77%) Kubernetes
10 204 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 165 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 163 (0.60%) Backup Exec
13 145 (0.53%) SCVMM
14 113 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
15 108 (0.40%) AirWatch
16 100 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
17 97 (0.36%) SCOrch
18 91 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
19 88 (0.32%) Nagios
20 83 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,749 (13.73%) VMware
2 1,943 (7.12%) Citrix
3 1,917 (7.02%) Cisco
4 1,752 (6.42%) Oracle
5 855 (3.13%) HP
6 776 (2.84%) Google
7 708 (2.59%) SAP
8 592 (2.17%) Apple
9 548 (2.01%) Tableau
10 477 (1.75%) IBM
11 402 (1.47%) Dell
12 393 (1.44%) Red Hat
13 384 (1.41%) Veeam
14 362 (1.33%) Capita
15 352 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 343 (1.26%) NetApp
17 342 (1.25%) EMC
18 325 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
19 306 (1.12%) SolarWinds
20 305 (1.12%) Symantec