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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13728 14746 17424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.58% 16.17% 16.79%
As % of the Vendors category 37.15% 36.72% 35.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11598 12611 14585
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 36949 40162 48578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 44.62% 44.05% 46.81%
Number of salaries quoted 29449 33103 39652
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 5242 £52,500 +5.00% 592
South East -1 2731 £40,000 - 364
North West -2 1183 £37,500 -1.31% 211
East of England -4 1079 £42,500 - 139
West Midlands +4 1048 £40,000 +8.89% 156
Yorkshire +3 944 £39,500 +5.33% 174
South West -5 888 £36,500 +1.38% 125
East Midlands -3 459 £40,000 +8.10% 74
North East -5 102 £37,500 +7.14% 34
Midlands -8 6 £40,000 -16.66% 233
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9368 (35.24%) Windows
2 9275 (34.89%) SQL Server
3 8684 (32.67%) SQL
4 7694 (28.94%) .NET
5 7053 (26.53%) C#
6 6175 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5941 (22.35%) Active Directory
8 5468 (20.57%) Finance
9 4431 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 4421 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
11 4335 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 4178 (15.72%) VMware
13 4169 (15.68%) ASP.NET
14 3770 (14.18%) JavaScript
15 3629 (13.65%) ITIL
16 3507 (13.19%) Degree
17 3477 (13.08%) MVC
18 3328 (12.52%) HTML
19 3033 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
20 2995 (11.27%) MS Exchange
21 2899 (10.91%) Office 365
22 2816 (10.59%) CSS
23 2688 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
24 2645 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2475 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 2463 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 2442 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
28 2425 (9.12%) Cisco
29 2397 (9.02%) T-SQL
30 2341 (8.81%) 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 2995 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 2341 (8.81%) SharePoint
3 1383 (5.20%) IIS
4 1096 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 979 (3.68%) Skype for Business
6 775 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 599 (2.25%) CMS
8 428 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
9 344 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 336 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 308 (1.16%) Apache
12 252 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
13 223 (0.84%) Umbraco
14 213 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 194 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 193 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
17 187 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 178 (0.67%) SAS
19 167 (0.63%) WebSphere
20 157 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4421 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2320 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 951 (3.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 609 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 574 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
6 146 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 79 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 57 (0.21%) SPSS
9 52 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 47 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 34 (0.13%) Acrobat
12 33 (0.12%) InDesign
13 28 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 24 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
15 22 (0.083%) AutoCAD
16 16 (0.060%) Camtasia
17 14 (0.053%) Snagit
18 13 (0.049%) HipChat
19 12 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
19 12 (0.045%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 1336 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 659 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
3 381 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 137 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 45 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 42 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 41 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 39 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 35 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 31 (0.12%) SAP Business One
11 29 (0.11%) Actimize
12 24 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
12 24 (0.090%) thinkFolio
13 23 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 23 (0.087%) Markit EDM
13 23 (0.087%) SAP BPC
14 21 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
15 19 (0.071%) Magento
16 18 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
16 18 (0.068%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4335 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2899 (10.91%) Office 365
3 1782 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
4 726 (2.73%) SaaS
5 552 (2.08%) PaaS
6 543 (2.04%) IaaS
7 328 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 225 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
9 209 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 129 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 123 (0.46%) GitHub
12 92 (0.35%) Google Analytics
13 84 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
14 78 (0.29%) Mimecast
15 73 (0.27%) G Suite
16 61 (0.23%) OneDrive
17 57 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 53 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
19 51 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
20 46 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2093 (7.87%) Firewall
2 1898 (7.14%) DNS
3 1496 (5.63%) WAN
4 1427 (5.37%) LAN
5 1386 (5.21%) DHCP
6 1315 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 1259 (4.74%) SAN
8 983 (3.70%) VPN
9 762 (2.87%) Internet
10 725 (2.73%) Skype
11 608 (2.29%) VoIP
12 466 (1.75%) Wireless
13 443 (1.67%) Network Security
14 432 (1.63%) VLAN
15 301 (1.13%) MPLS
16 282 (1.06%) NAS
17 273 (1.03%) Unified Communications
18 259 (0.97%) Intranet
19 252 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
20 244 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9275 (34.89%) SQL Server
2 2475 (9.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2463 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1613 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
5 1579 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1402 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1077 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 939 (3.53%) Power BI
9 884 (3.33%) Relational Database
10 781 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 660 (2.48%) MySQL
12 659 (2.48%) Big Data
13 539 (2.03%) NoSQL
14 497 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 461 (1.73%) MongoDB
16 452 (1.70%) QlikView
17 424 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
18 290 (1.09%) RDBMS
19 285 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
20 258 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1651 (6.21%) Visual Studio
2 1469 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 871 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 545 (2.05%) JIRA
5 498 (1.87%) TeamCity
6 473 (1.78%) NUnit
7 442 (1.66%) Subversion
8 427 (1.61%) Selenium
9 348 (1.31%) Jenkins
10 228 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 203 (0.76%) SpecFlow
12 129 (0.49%) Moq
13 127 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 121 (0.46%) MSTest
15 118 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
16 116 (0.44%) MSI
17 115 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
18 100 (0.38%) MSBuild
18 100 (0.38%) NuGet
19 97 (0.36%) Jasmine
General
1 5468 (20.57%) Finance
2 1329 (5.00%) Retail
3 1098 (4.13%) Banking
4 968 (3.64%) Advertising
5 953 (3.58%) Marketing
6 920 (3.46%) Legal
7 709 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 691 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 514 (1.93%) Law
10 312 (1.17%) Back Office
11 308 (1.16%) Investment Banking
12 272 (1.02%) Games
13 179 (0.67%) Electronics
14 178 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 174 (0.65%) Publishing
16 156 (0.59%) Front Office
17 153 (0.58%) Retail Banking
18 135 (0.51%) Automotive
19 129 (0.49%) Billing
20 103 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7248 (27.26%) Developer
2 4769 (17.94%) Analyst
3 3194 (12.01%) .NET Developer
4 2294 (8.63%) C# Developer
5 1681 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 1655 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1634 (6.15%) Support Engineer
8 1411 (5.31%) Consultant
9 1401 (5.27%) Architect
10 1318 (4.96%) Senior Developer
11 1273 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1268 (4.77%) IT Support
13 1092 (4.11%) SQL Developer
14 974 (3.66%) Software Developer
15 906 (3.41%) Administrator
16 893 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
17 871 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
18 808 (3.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 761 (2.86%) Service Analyst
20 734 (2.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7694 (28.94%) .NET
2 4169 (15.68%) ASP.NET
3 3328 (12.52%) HTML
4 2816 (10.59%) CSS
5 2157 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1934 (7.28%) .NET Framework
7 1852 (6.97%) AngularJS
8 1843 (6.93%) Web Services
9 1671 (6.29%) jQuery
10 1404 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1327 (4.99%) XML
12 1278 (4.81%) WCF
13 1170 (4.40%) HTML5
14 941 (3.54%) Entity Framework
15 832 (3.13%) WPF
16 700 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 603 (2.27%) Ajax
18 602 (2.26%) REST
19 572 (2.15%) RESTful
20 562 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2239 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1408 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 1113 (4.19%) Data Centre
4 994 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 825 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
6 643 (2.42%) User Experience
7 517 (1.94%) Clustering
8 493 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 436 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 430 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 369 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 365 (1.37%) Fintech
13 361 (1.36%) Replication
14 322 (1.21%) iPad
15 297 (1.12%) Public Cloud
16 233 (0.88%) Client/Server
17 188 (0.71%) Hedge funds
18 176 (0.66%) PKI
19 166 (0.62%) Tandem
20 160 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9368 (35.24%) Windows
2 4431 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2442 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2264 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2046 (7.70%) Linux
6 2038 (7.67%) Windows 7
7 1175 (4.42%) Windows 10
8 711 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 690 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 646 (2.43%) Unix
11 616 (2.32%) Android
12 478 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 409 (1.54%) Windows XP
14 296 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 289 (1.09%) Mac OS X
16 162 (0.61%) Mac OS
17 147 (0.55%) Solaris
18 146 (0.55%) CentOS
19 110 (0.41%) Windows Vista
20 108 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6175 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 3629 (13.65%) ITIL
3 3477 (13.08%) MVC
4 3033 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2029 (7.63%) CRM
6 1965 (7.39%) Scrum
7 1857 (6.99%) TDD
8 1742 (6.55%) Project Management
9 1382 (5.20%) SDLC
10 1336 (5.03%) Mentoring
11 1316 (4.95%) ETL
11 1316 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 1249 (4.70%) Web Development
13 1239 (4.66%) Test Automation
14 1220 (4.59%) OO
15 1156 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
16 1152 (4.33%) DevOps
17 1065 (4.01%) Migration
18 1051 (3.95%) Analytics
19 1005 (3.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8684 (32.67%) SQL
2 7053 (26.53%) C#
3 3770 (14.18%) JavaScript
4 2397 (9.02%) T-SQL
5 1852 (6.97%) PowerShell
6 1353 (5.09%) Java
7 805 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 654 (2.46%) Python
9 547 (2.06%) VB
10 533 (2.00%) C++
11 494 (1.86%) C
12 419 (1.58%) PHP
13 385 (1.45%) VBA
14 279 (1.05%) Ruby
15 252 (0.95%) Perl
16 246 (0.93%) VBScript
17 243 (0.91%) TypeScript
18 225 (0.85%) R
19 186 (0.70%) Bash Shell
20 166 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3507 (13.19%) Degree
2 2688 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1260 (4.74%) MCSE
4 972 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 764 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 751 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 688 (2.59%) MCP
8 687 (2.58%) MCSA
9 666 (2.51%) CCNA
10 536 (2.02%) SC Cleared
11 440 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
12 413 (1.55%) CCNP
13 393 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 386 (1.45%) MCITP
15 333 (1.25%) ISEB
16 270 (1.02%) ISTQB
17 200 (0.75%) PMI Certification
18 164 (0.62%) CISSP
19 161 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
20 160 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1170 (4.40%) SLA
2 1105 (4.16%) QA
3 299 (1.12%) PMO
4 285 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 282 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 199 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 108 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 76 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 62 (0.23%) COBIT
10 55 (0.21%) GDPR
11 43 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 34 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 33 (0.12%) HL7
14 28 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
15 24 (0.090%) MiFID
16 18 (0.068%) Basel III
17 17 (0.064%) ISO 14001
17 17 (0.064%) ISO 22301
17 17 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 13 (0.049%) BS25999
System Software
1 5941 (22.35%) Active Directory
2 2645 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1858 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 701 (2.64%) vSphere
5 693 (2.61%) XenApp
6 473 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
7 360 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 228 (0.86%) Terminal Services
9 202 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
10 198 (0.74%) Docker
11 143 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 136 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 123 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
14 107 (0.40%) vCloud
15 104 (0.39%) XenServer
16 77 (0.29%) Terminal Server
17 76 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
18 75 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 74 (0.28%) Xen
20 55 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1346 (5.06%) SCCM
2 488 (1.84%) SCOM
3 417 (1.57%) Puppet
4 346 (1.30%) WSUS
5 332 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 303 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 249 (0.94%) Ansible
8 163 (0.61%) vCenter Server
9 148 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
10 119 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 100 (0.38%) Nagios
12 99 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
13 95 (0.36%) NetBackup
14 94 (0.35%) AirWatch
15 90 (0.34%) Kibana
16 83 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 83 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
17 79 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 61 (0.23%) Terraform
19 58 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4178 (15.72%) VMware
2 2425 (9.12%) Cisco
3 2160 (8.13%) Citrix
4 1816 (6.83%) Oracle
5 1144 (4.30%) HP
6 775 (2.92%) SAP
7 717 (2.70%) NetApp
8 598 (2.25%) Tableau
9 511 (1.92%) Apple
10 480 (1.81%) Google
11 470 (1.77%) Dell
12 430 (1.62%) IBM
13 357 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 347 (1.31%) Juniper
15 338 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
16 320 (1.20%) Veeam
17 305 (1.15%) Symantec
18 300 (1.13%) CheckPoint
19 283 (1.06%) EMC
20 282 (1.06%) Sitecore
East Midlands
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25k-£40k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: Up to £46,000 per annum + bonus, health, pension, 26 days’ holiday, fl
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
FinTech London Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 15% bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NACRO
Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Source Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k- £50k + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday