Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 21,803 27,707 26,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.43% 17.22% 16.29%
As % of the Vendors category 38.67% 39.55% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 17,658 23,088 22,688
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 56,381 70,063 71,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.49% 43.55% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 43,521 55,216 57,599
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 7,899 £55,000 +4.76% 538
South East 0 4,367 £45,000 +5.88% 405
North of England +3 3,781 £40,000 -5.88% 532
Midlands 0 2,573 £40,000 -1.08% 312
North West +5 1,837 £41,909 -1.39% 250
Yorkshire +3 1,657 £37,500 -6.25% 226
West Midlands -1 1,629 £42,500 +2.41% 202
South West -1 1,595 £41,500 +3.75% 174
East of England +2 1,473 £42,500 - 184
East Midlands +2 938 £38,500 -3.75% 110
North East +1 292 £37,500 -3.79% 56
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 7,507 (34.43%) Windows
2 6,892 (31.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6,236 (28.60%) SQL
4 6,204 (28.45%) SQL Server
5 5,547 (25.44%) Active Directory
6 5,365 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
7 5,300 (24.31%) .NET
8 5,185 (23.78%) C#
9 4,303 (19.74%) Office 365
10 4,012 (18.40%) Finance
11 3,786 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
12 3,566 (16.36%) Windows Server
13 3,562 (16.34%) VMware
14 3,163 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
15 3,111 (14.27%) ITIL
16 2,984 (13.69%) JavaScript
17 2,730 (12.52%) Degree
18 2,683 (12.31%) ASP.NET
19 2,514 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
20 2,396 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
21 2,278 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
22 2,268 (10.40%) MVC
23 2,237 (10.26%) PowerShell
24 2,201 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
25 2,096 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
26 2,093 (9.60%) Cisco
27 2,051 (9.41%) HTML
28 2,050 (9.40%) DevOps
29 1,908 (8.75%) Firewall
30 1,907 (8.75%) Windows 10

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 1,880 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 1,874 (8.60%) MS Exchange
3 902 (4.14%) IIS
4 697 (3.20%) Skype for Business
5 531 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 364 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 245 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 240 (1.10%) Apache
9 227 (1.04%) Confluence
10 225 (1.03%) CMS
11 143 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 143 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 125 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 122 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
14 121 (0.55%) Umbraco
15 114 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 81 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
17 75 (0.34%) SAS
18 67 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
19 55 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3,786 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1,736 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 695 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 435 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 370 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
6 60 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 49 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.14%) SPSS
9 28 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 21 (0.096%) InfoPath
11 16 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 16 (0.073%) AutoCAD
12 15 (0.069%) Adobe XD
13 14 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
14 13 (0.060%) Acrobat
15 10 (0.046%) Fireworks
16 9 (0.041%) Maple
17 8 (0.037%) UXPin
18 6 (0.028%) CATIA
18 6 (0.028%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 928 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 321 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 154 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 89 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 45 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 42 (0.19%) Magento
7 41 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 40 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 37 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
10 34 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 34 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
11 32 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
12 26 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 25 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
14 24 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
14 24 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 23 (0.11%) SAP Business One
15 23 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
16 22 (0.10%) Sage X3
17 21 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6,892 (31.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,303 (19.74%) Office 365
3 2,514 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1,386 (6.36%) Power Platform
5 844 (3.87%) SaaS
6 780 (3.58%) PaaS
7 741 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
8 708 (3.25%) IaaS
9 573 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 495 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 303 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 292 (1.34%) Serverless
13 233 (1.07%) OneDrive
14 225 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
15 180 (0.83%) GitHub
16 135 (0.62%) Mimecast
16 135 (0.62%) PowerApps
17 125 (0.57%) Azure Stack
18 112 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
19 109 (0.50%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,908 (8.75%) Firewall
2 1,775 (8.14%) DNS
3 1,381 (6.33%) DHCP
4 1,150 (5.27%) WAN
5 1,084 (4.97%) LAN
6 1,035 (4.75%) TCP/IP
7 815 (3.74%) VPN
8 744 (3.41%) Skype
9 738 (3.38%) SAN
10 640 (2.94%) VoIP
11 567 (2.60%) Wireless
12 543 (2.49%) Internet
13 509 (2.33%) VLAN
14 430 (1.97%) Network Security
15 264 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
16 262 (1.20%) Broadband
17 261 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
18 250 (1.15%) Unified Communications
19 235 (1.08%) NAS
20 223 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,204 (28.45%) SQL Server
2 1,608 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,573 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,292 (5.93%) Power BI
5 1,250 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
6 944 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 775 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 507 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 484 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 439 (2.01%) NoSQL
11 423 (1.94%) Big Data
12 397 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 370 (1.70%) MySQL
14 349 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 291 (1.33%) Data Lake
16 254 (1.16%) MongoDB
17 252 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
18 243 (1.11%) Hadoop
19 219 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
20 202 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,276 (5.85%) Visual Studio
2 1,026 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 968 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 627 (2.88%) JIRA
5 408 (1.87%) Jenkins
6 391 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 352 (1.61%) Selenium
8 284 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 202 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 172 (0.79%) Subversion
11 156 (0.72%) NUnit
12 128 (0.59%) SpecFlow
13 106 (0.49%) Bitbucket
14 105 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 98 (0.45%) SoapUI
16 97 (0.44%) Maven
17 90 (0.41%) GitLab
17 90 (0.41%) WebDriver
18 83 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 78 (0.36%) MSTest
General
1 4,012 (18.40%) Finance
2 994 (4.56%) Retail
3 753 (3.45%) Marketing
4 654 (3.00%) Banking
5 598 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 511 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 483 (2.22%) Legal
8 367 (1.68%) Law
9 272 (1.25%) Advertising
10 219 (1.00%) Electronics
11 184 (0.84%) Back Office
12 183 (0.84%) Games
13 127 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 104 (0.48%) Billing
15 97 (0.44%) Local Government
16 95 (0.44%) Investment Banking
17 93 (0.43%) Front Office
18 89 (0.41%) Automotive
19 73 (0.33%) Aerospace
20 62 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,961 (22.75%) Developer
2 3,554 (16.30%) Analyst
3 2,065 (9.47%) .NET Developer
4 1,585 (7.27%) Architect
5 1,576 (7.23%) C# Developer
6 1,369 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1,355 (6.21%) Support Engineer
8 1,316 (6.04%) Consultant
9 1,190 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 1,132 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 1,009 (4.63%) IT Support
12 868 (3.98%) Software Developer
13 840 (3.85%) Senior Developer
14 758 (3.48%) IT Engineer
15 672 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
16 651 (2.99%) SQL Developer
17 632 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
18 628 (2.88%) IT Analyst
19 616 (2.83%) Service Analyst
20 580 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,300 (24.31%) .NET
2 2,683 (12.31%) ASP.NET
3 2,051 (9.41%) HTML
4 1,804 (8.27%) CSS
5 1,446 (6.63%) AngularJS
6 1,397 (6.41%) Web Services
7 1,353 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,233 (5.66%) .NET Framework
9 1,183 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 930 (4.27%) jQuery
11 823 (3.77%) XML
12 768 (3.52%) .NET Core
13 716 (3.28%) RESTful
14 667 (3.06%) HTML5
15 608 (2.79%) WCF
16 607 (2.78%) React
17 553 (2.54%) REST
18 549 (2.52%) Entity Framework
19 504 (2.31%) JSON
20 423 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2,096 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1,095 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 1,083 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
4 953 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 847 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
6 528 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 508 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 489 (2.24%) User Experience
9 460 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 410 (1.88%) Driving Licence
11 296 (1.36%) Clustering
12 271 (1.24%) Replication
13 264 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 213 (0.98%) PKI
15 212 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 157 (0.72%) Data Structures
17 151 (0.69%) Virtual Team
18 142 (0.65%) Robotics
19 135 (0.62%) iPhone
20 130 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7,507 (34.43%) Windows
2 3,566 (16.36%) Windows Server
3 1,907 (8.75%) Windows 10
4 1,881 (8.63%) Linux
5 1,563 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,431 (6.56%) Windows 7
7 1,229 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 474 (2.17%) Android
9 450 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 413 (1.89%) Unix
11 392 (1.80%) Apple iOS
12 288 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 185 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 185 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 176 (0.81%) Windows XP
15 151 (0.69%) CentOS
16 117 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 103 (0.47%) Ubuntu
18 42 (0.19%) AIX
19 37 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,365 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
2 3,163 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
3 3,111 (14.27%) ITIL
4 2,278 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
5 2,268 (10.40%) MVC
6 2,050 (9.40%) DevOps
7 1,729 (7.93%) Scrum
8 1,669 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 1,631 (7.48%) Project Management
10 1,568 (7.19%) Software Engineering
11 1,422 (6.52%) CRM
12 1,340 (6.15%) TDD
13 1,335 (6.12%) Migration
14 1,305 (5.99%) Analytics
15 1,269 (5.82%) Mentoring
16 1,117 (5.12%) SDLC
17 1,098 (5.04%) Computer Science
18 1,037 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
19 1,013 (4.65%) Presales
20 992 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6,236 (28.60%) SQL
2 5,185 (23.78%) C#
3 2,984 (13.69%) JavaScript
4 2,237 (10.26%) PowerShell
5 1,575 (7.22%) T-SQL
6 1,230 (5.64%) Python
7 1,140 (5.23%) Java
8 472 (2.16%) C++
9 468 (2.15%) C
10 406 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 329 (1.51%) VBA
12 312 (1.43%) Bash Shell
13 307 (1.41%) VB
14 298 (1.37%) R
15 245 (1.12%) Ruby
16 238 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 218 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 206 (0.94%) PHP
19 203 (0.93%) PL/SQL
20 135 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,730 (12.52%) Degree
2 2,201 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,091 (5.00%) MCSE
4 943 (4.33%) Security Cleared
5 853 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
6 673 (3.09%) MCSA
7 642 (2.94%) CCNA
8 567 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 527 (2.42%) SC Cleared
10 449 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 433 (1.99%) MCP
12 366 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 301 (1.38%) MCITP
14 269 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 262 (1.20%) CCNP
16 218 (1.00%) CISSP
17 160 (0.73%) ISTQB
18 139 (0.64%) ISEB
19 138 (0.63%) PMI Certification
20 133 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,092 (5.01%) SLA
2 920 (4.22%) QA
3 465 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 450 (2.06%) GDPR
5 315 (1.44%) PMO
6 204 (0.94%) Data Quality
7 159 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 148 (0.68%) ISO 9001
9 118 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
10 93 (0.43%) NIST
11 69 (0.32%) COBIT
12 58 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 51 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 45 (0.21%) ISO 22301
15 43 (0.20%) JSP 440
16 39 (0.18%) WAI
17 30 (0.14%) NCSC
18 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 23 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 22 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 5,547 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 2,396 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,858 (8.52%) Hyper-V
4 651 (2.99%) Docker
5 551 (2.53%) XenApp
6 468 (2.15%) vSphere
7 382 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 334 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 241 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
10 195 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 141 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
12 115 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 111 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 103 (0.47%) Firmware
15 94 (0.43%) BitLocker
16 83 (0.38%) VMware NSX
17 78 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 70 (0.32%) Terminal Services
19 61 (0.28%) Terminal Server
20 58 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,586 (7.27%) SCCM
2 411 (1.89%) SCOM
3 403 (1.85%) Ansible
4 391 (1.79%) Terraform
5 385 (1.77%) Puppet
6 371 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 366 (1.68%) Kubernetes
8 277 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 260 (1.19%) WSUS
10 165 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 164 (0.75%) vCenter Server
12 143 (0.66%) Nagios
13 142 (0.65%) Backup Exec
14 100 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
15 95 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
16 93 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
17 86 (0.39%) SCOrch
18 78 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
19 72 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
20 70 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 3,562 (16.34%) VMware
2 2,093 (9.60%) Cisco
3 1,759 (8.07%) Citrix
4 1,302 (5.97%) Oracle
5 878 (4.03%) HP
6 740 (3.39%) Google
7 590 (2.71%) SAP
8 553 (2.54%) Dell
9 494 (2.27%) IBM
10 435 (2.00%) Tableau
11 387 (1.77%) Veeam
12 373 (1.71%) Apple
13 358 (1.64%) NetApp
14 357 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
15 265 (1.22%) Meraki
16 255 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 228 (1.05%) Aruba
18 222 (1.02%) ServiceNow
18 222 (1.02%) Symantec
19 213 (0.98%) EMC