Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Microsoft
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 27724 28644 33080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.42% 15.99% 16.17%
As % of the Vendors category 37.00% 36.60% 35.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23427 24675 28786
England median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 74926 78252 93396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.39% 43.68% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 58463 63737 76831
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +2 10646 £50,500 +1.00% 644
South East -3 5668 £42,500 +3.03% 327
North of England 0 4334 £37,500 - 359
Midlands -1 2972 £37,500 - 258
North West -2 2161 £40,000 +3.90% 185
East of England +2 2083 £42,500 - 140
West Midlands -1 2055 £38,500 +6.94% 155
South West 0 1917 £37,500 +7.14% 137
Yorkshire +3 1876 £37,500 - 143
East Midlands -4 905 £37,500 -6.25% 100
North East 0 296 £35,000 - 31
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 9618 (34.69%) Windows
2 8962 (32.33%) SQL Server
3 8594 (31.00%) SQL
4 7414 (26.74%) .NET
5 6943 (25.04%) C#
6 6248 (22.54%) Active Directory
7 6156 (22.20%) Finance
8 5988 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
9 4821 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 4685 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
11 4552 (16.42%) Windows Server
12 4447 (16.04%) VMware
13 3945 (14.23%) JavaScript
14 3938 (14.20%) ASP.NET
15 3935 (14.19%) ITIL
16 3691 (13.31%) Office 365
17 3631 (13.10%) Degree
18 3470 (12.52%) MVC
19 3420 (12.34%) HTML
20 3013 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
21 2979 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
22 2928 (10.56%) MS Exchange
23 2888 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2768 (9.98%) CSS
25 2575 (9.29%) Cisco
26 2518 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
27 2438 (8.79%) T-SQL
28 2434 (8.78%) SharePoint
29 2432 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 2387 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012

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 2928 (10.56%) MS Exchange
2 2434 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 1334 (4.81%) IIS
4 1250 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 968 (3.49%) Skype for Business
6 781 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 586 (2.11%) CMS
8 463 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 414 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
10 340 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 250 (0.90%) Apache
12 247 (0.89%) Umbraco
13 233 (0.84%) SAS
14 223 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 207 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
16 202 (0.73%) Tomcat
17 199 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
18 186 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
19 173 (0.62%) Confluence
20 146 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4685 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2253 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 743 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 626 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 453 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
6 117 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 60 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 53 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 42 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 40 (0.14%) SPSS
11 31 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 25 (0.090%) AutoCAD
13 24 (0.087%) InDesign
14 20 (0.072%) Acrobat
15 17 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
16 13 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
17 10 (0.036%) Maya
17 10 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
17 10 (0.036%) Revit
18 9 (0.032%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1466 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 919 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
3 573 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 84 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 82 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 75 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 65 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
8 43 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
9 39 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 33 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 31 (0.11%) SAP SD
11 31 (0.11%) Visualfiles
12 30 (0.11%) SAP EWM
13 27 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 23 (0.083%) Eikon
14 23 (0.083%) Primavera
15 22 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
15 22 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 21 (0.076%) SAP Business One
16 21 (0.076%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4821 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3691 (13.31%) Office 365
3 1934 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 817 (2.95%) IaaS
5 659 (2.38%) SaaS
6 637 (2.30%) PaaS
7 615 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
8 332 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 224 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 154 (0.56%) GitHub
11 145 (0.52%) Mimecast
12 141 (0.51%) OneDrive
13 123 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
14 108 (0.39%) Google Analytics
15 93 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
16 77 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
17 69 (0.25%) G Suite
18 68 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
19 57 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
20 55 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2281 (8.23%) Firewall
2 1849 (6.67%) DNS
3 1503 (5.42%) WAN
4 1436 (5.18%) LAN
5 1394 (5.03%) SAN
6 1358 (4.90%) DHCP
7 1293 (4.66%) TCP/IP
8 1085 (3.91%) VPN
9 835 (3.01%) Skype
10 680 (2.45%) VoIP
11 624 (2.25%) Internet
12 526 (1.90%) Wireless
13 440 (1.59%) Network Security
14 439 (1.58%) VLAN
15 318 (1.15%) MPLS
16 302 (1.09%) NAS
17 296 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
18 265 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
19 263 (0.95%) Intranet
20 258 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8962 (32.33%) SQL Server
2 2432 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2385 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1434 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1329 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1150 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 997 (3.60%) Power BI
8 862 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 821 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
10 820 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 637 (2.30%) MySQL
12 599 (2.16%) NoSQL
13 534 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 471 (1.70%) Big Data
15 411 (1.48%) MongoDB
16 377 (1.36%) QlikView
17 363 (1.31%) Oracle Database
18 311 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
19 291 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
20 276 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1652 (5.96%) Visual Studio
2 1494 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 863 (3.11%) Git (software)
4 688 (2.48%) JIRA
5 454 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 404 (1.46%) Jenkins
7 396 (1.43%) Subversion
8 381 (1.37%) NUnit
9 350 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 349 (1.26%) Selenium
11 238 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 158 (0.57%) SpecFlow
13 134 (0.48%) Moq
14 132 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
15 125 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
16 116 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 96 (0.35%) MSI
18 94 (0.34%) MSTest
19 89 (0.32%) Cucumber
20 88 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 6156 (22.20%) Finance
2 1392 (5.02%) Banking
3 1387 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1301 (4.69%) Retail
5 995 (3.59%) Marketing
6 766 (2.76%) Legal
7 721 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 687 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 609 (2.20%) Investment Banking
10 517 (1.86%) Law
11 456 (1.64%) Retail Banking
12 330 (1.19%) Back Office
13 273 (0.98%) Games
14 267 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 234 (0.84%) Electronics
16 212 (0.76%) Front Office
17 183 (0.66%) Publishing
18 130 (0.47%) Automotive
19 129 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 110 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7172 (25.87%) Developer
2 4668 (16.84%) Analyst
3 3057 (11.03%) .NET Developer
4 2176 (7.85%) C# Developer
5 1825 (6.58%) Support Engineer
6 1814 (6.54%) Consultant
7 1768 (6.38%) Support Analyst
8 1624 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 1422 (5.13%) Architect
10 1344 (4.85%) IT Support
11 1312 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1221 (4.40%) Senior Developer
13 1112 (4.01%) SQL Developer
14 998 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
15 952 (3.43%) Software Developer
16 917 (3.31%) Administrator
17 818 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
18 807 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 767 (2.77%) Applications Support
20 735 (2.65%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7414 (26.74%) .NET
2 3938 (14.20%) ASP.NET
3 3420 (12.34%) HTML
4 2768 (9.98%) CSS
5 2036 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1874 (6.76%) Web Services
7 1800 (6.49%) AngularJS
8 1795 (6.47%) .NET Framework
9 1636 (5.90%) jQuery
10 1398 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1184 (4.27%) WCF
12 1126 (4.06%) HTML5
13 1024 (3.69%) XML
14 855 (3.08%) WPF
15 792 (2.86%) Entity Framework
16 730 (2.63%) RESTful
17 639 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 616 (2.22%) REST
19 584 (2.11%) Ajax
20 571 (2.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2518 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1433 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 1067 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 953 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 817 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
6 684 (2.47%) User Experience
7 560 (2.02%) Clustering
8 492 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 478 (1.72%) Driving Licence
10 439 (1.58%) Blackberry
11 372 (1.34%) Client/Server
12 370 (1.33%) Fintech
13 340 (1.23%) Replication
14 327 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 285 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 251 (0.91%) iPad
17 231 (0.83%) Hedge funds
18 198 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
19 187 (0.67%) Tandem
20 186 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9618 (34.69%) Windows
2 4552 (16.42%) Windows Server
3 2387 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 2307 (8.32%) Windows 7
5 2186 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1825 (6.58%) Linux
7 1732 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 754 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 690 (2.49%) Unix
10 596 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 587 (2.12%) Android
12 524 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 396 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 334 (1.20%) Windows XP
15 259 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 171 (0.62%) CentOS
17 139 (0.50%) Mac OS
18 88 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 86 (0.31%) Solaris
20 74 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5988 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
2 3935 (14.19%) ITIL
3 3470 (12.52%) MVC
4 3013 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
5 2059 (7.43%) CRM
6 2026 (7.31%) Project Management
7 1913 (6.90%) Scrum
8 1578 (5.69%) TDD
9 1406 (5.07%) SDLC
10 1358 (4.90%) ETL
11 1335 (4.82%) Mentoring
12 1253 (4.52%) Software Engineering
13 1247 (4.50%) Analytics
14 1241 (4.48%) OO
15 1213 (4.38%) Test Automation
16 1203 (4.34%) DevOps
17 1199 (4.32%) Web Development
18 1180 (4.26%) Migration
19 1109 (4.00%) Service Delivery
20 1101 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8594 (31.00%) SQL
2 6943 (25.04%) C#
3 3945 (14.23%) JavaScript
4 2438 (8.79%) T-SQL
5 2131 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1411 (5.09%) Java
7 830 (2.99%) Python
8 690 (2.49%) VB.NET
9 557 (2.01%) C
10 523 (1.89%) C++
11 504 (1.82%) VB
12 416 (1.50%) Ruby
13 375 (1.35%) PHP
14 357 (1.29%) VBA
15 307 (1.11%) Perl
16 269 (0.97%) R
17 244 (0.88%) Bash Shell
18 236 (0.85%) PL/SQL
19 231 (0.83%) TypeScript
20 221 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3631 (13.10%) Degree
2 2979 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1414 (5.10%) MCSE
4 1146 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 866 (3.12%) Security Cleared
6 793 (2.86%) MCSA
7 765 (2.76%) CCNA
8 737 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 689 (2.49%) MCP
10 560 (2.02%) SC Cleared
11 392 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 388 (1.40%) MCITP
13 368 (1.33%) CCNP
14 345 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
15 335 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
16 259 (0.93%) A+ Certification
17 249 (0.90%) CCA
18 224 (0.81%) CISSP
19 218 (0.79%) DV Cleared
20 204 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1211 (4.37%) SLA
2 933 (3.37%) QA
3 329 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 307 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 287 (1.04%) PMO
6 206 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 162 (0.58%) GDPR
8 118 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 89 (0.32%) Basel III
10 47 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
11 46 (0.17%) COBIT
12 39 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 34 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 34 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 34 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 27 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
15 26 (0.094%) MiFID
16 16 (0.058%) ISO 22301
17 14 (0.050%) HIPAA
17 14 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 6248 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 2888 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1874 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 784 (2.83%) XenApp
5 646 (2.33%) vSphere
6 544 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 524 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 364 (1.31%) Docker
9 272 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
10 249 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 201 (0.73%) Terminal Services
12 171 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
13 140 (0.50%) XenServer
14 139 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 95 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 94 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
17 63 (0.23%) BitLocker
18 61 (0.22%) Xen
19 58 (0.21%) NFS
20 55 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1566 (5.65%) SCCM
2 497 (1.79%) SCOM
3 485 (1.75%) Puppet
4 367 (1.32%) WSUS
5 331 (1.19%) Ansible
6 299 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 273 (0.98%) Backup Exec
8 204 (0.74%) vCenter Server
9 198 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 165 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 163 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
12 156 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 107 (0.39%) Terraform
14 106 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 104 (0.38%) Kubernetes
16 99 (0.36%) Kibana
16 99 (0.36%) SCOrch
17 97 (0.35%) Nagios
18 94 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
18 94 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4447 (16.04%) VMware
2 2575 (9.29%) Cisco
3 2352 (8.48%) Citrix
4 1909 (6.89%) Oracle
5 1103 (3.98%) HP
6 853 (3.08%) SAP
7 586 (2.11%) Google
8 580 (2.09%) Apple
9 547 (1.97%) IBM
10 540 (1.95%) Dell
11 532 (1.92%) NetApp
12 527 (1.90%) Tableau
13 433 (1.56%) Veeam
14 387 (1.40%) Symantec
15 347 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 320 (1.15%) Sitecore
17 313 (1.13%) McAfee
18 309 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
19 287 (1.04%) EMC
20 286 (1.03%) Juniper