Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19,604 23,606 27,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.79% 16.84% 16.85%
As % of the Vendors category 39.76% 39.61% 38.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16,108 19,229 23,004
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,341
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 49,303 59,600 71,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.23% 42.51% 44.25%
Number of salaries quoted 37,893 46,291 56,359
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 21 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 7,276 £55,000 - 1,103
South East +1 4,280 £45,000 - 936
North of England 0 2,996 £41,500 -2.35% 964
Midlands 0 2,303 £42,500 +6.25% 653
North West -1 1,604 £42,500 -5.56% 532
South West +1 1,499 £39,000 -2.50% 410
West Midlands 0 1,436 £42,500 +6.25% 403
East of England 0 1,181 £42,500 - 372
Yorkshire 0 1,160 £41,000 +2.50% 316
East Midlands +1 859 £40,000 - 249
North East +1 235 £37,570 +0.19% 116
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 7,157 (36.51%) Windows
2 6,957 (35.49%) Azure
3 5,317 (27.12%) SQL Server
4 5,171 (26.38%) Active Directory
5 4,957 (25.29%) SQL
6 4,816 (24.57%) Office 365
7 4,490 (22.90%) C#
8 4,459 (22.75%) .NET
9 4,183 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
10 3,654 (18.64%) Finance
11 3,285 (16.76%) Microsoft Office
12 3,089 (15.76%) Windows Server
13 2,993 (15.27%) VMware
14 2,687 (13.71%) ITIL
15 2,585 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
16 2,517 (12.84%) JavaScript
17 2,224 (11.34%) AWS
18 2,123 (10.83%) Windows 10
19 2,070 (10.56%) ASP.NET
20 2,065 (10.53%) PowerShell
21 1,989 (10.15%) DevOps
22 1,933 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
23 1,859 (9.48%) Degree
24 1,837 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,770 (9.03%) MVC
26 1,768 (9.02%) Firewall
27 1,755 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
28 1,710 (8.72%) DNS
29 1,708 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
30 1,694 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel

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 1,694 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 1,629 (8.31%) MS Exchange
3 769 (3.92%) IIS
4 588 (3.00%) Skype for Business
5 463 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 404 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 267 (1.36%) Confluence
8 245 (1.25%) CMS
9 161 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 138 (0.70%) Apache
11 112 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
12 97 (0.49%) EPiServer
13 94 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 94 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 86 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 85 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
16 79 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 67 (0.34%) SAS
18 60 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
19 43 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3,285 (16.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1,694 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 716 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 425 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 247 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
6 116 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 60 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 57 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 30 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 27 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.10%) Adobe XD
12 18 (0.092%) Acrobat
13 17 (0.087%) InfoPath
14 16 (0.082%) Sketch
15 13 (0.066%) InVision
15 13 (0.066%) LibreOffice
16 10 (0.051%) Camtasia
16 10 (0.051%) Chatbot
17 9 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
17 9 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 672 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 358 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 143 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 94 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 69 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 40 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 31 (0.16%) Elite 3E
8 28 (0.14%) Sage 200
9 22 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 22 (0.11%) Magento
9 22 (0.11%) SAP BPC
9 22 (0.11%) SAP Business One
10 20 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
11 18 (0.092%) assyst
11 18 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
12 16 (0.082%) Cognos TM1
12 16 (0.082%) Sage 500
12 16 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
13 13 (0.066%) Documaker
13 13 (0.066%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 6,957 (35.49%) Azure
2 4,816 (24.57%) Office 365
3 2,224 (11.34%) AWS
4 1,279 (6.52%) Power Platform
5 807 (4.12%) SaaS
6 784 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
7 733 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 630 (3.21%) PaaS
9 628 (3.20%) IaaS
10 317 (1.62%) GCP
11 298 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
12 297 (1.51%) OneDrive
13 241 (1.23%) Serverless
14 200 (1.02%) PowerApps
15 195 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
16 137 (0.70%) Mimecast
17 134 (0.68%) GitHub
18 125 (0.64%) Azure Functions
19 95 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
20 87 (0.44%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,768 (9.02%) Firewall
2 1,710 (8.72%) DNS
3 1,371 (6.99%) DHCP
4 1,098 (5.60%) TCP/IP
5 1,047 (5.34%) LAN
6 1,042 (5.32%) WAN
7 736 (3.75%) VPN
8 669 (3.41%) Skype
9 665 (3.39%) SAN
10 554 (2.83%) Internet
11 531 (2.71%) Wireless
12 482 (2.46%) VoIP
13 359 (1.83%) VLAN
14 273 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
15 254 (1.30%) Network Security
16 242 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
17 231 (1.18%) Unified Communications
18 204 (1.04%) NAS
19 169 (0.86%) NetScaler
20 161 (0.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,317 (27.12%) SQL Server
2 1,171 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,109 (5.66%) Power BI
4 1,082 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 980 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 650 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 543 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 441 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 434 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 369 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 328 (1.67%) Big Data
12 319 (1.63%) NoSQL
13 307 (1.57%) MySQL
14 299 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
15 268 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
16 224 (1.14%) Data Lake
17 192 (0.98%) MongoDB
18 191 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 163 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
20 157 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 967 (4.93%) Visual Studio
2 936 (4.77%) Git (software)
3 759 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 627 (3.20%) JIRA
5 364 (1.86%) Selenium
6 345 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 321 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 207 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 184 (0.94%) TeamCity
10 151 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 146 (0.74%) NUnit
12 131 (0.67%) Subversion
13 122 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 109 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 99 (0.50%) Bitbucket
16 97 (0.49%) WebDriver
17 82 (0.42%) SoapUI
18 80 (0.41%) MSI
18 80 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
19 79 (0.40%) Postman
General
1 3,654 (18.64%) Finance
2 804 (4.10%) Retail
3 731 (3.73%) Public Sector
4 665 (3.39%) Marketing
5 550 (2.81%) Legal
6 522 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 451 (2.30%) Banking
8 388 (1.98%) Law
9 368 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 187 (0.95%) Advertising
11 149 (0.76%) Back Office
12 129 (0.66%) Billing
13 128 (0.65%) Electronics
14 124 (0.63%) Games
15 109 (0.56%) Front Office
16 107 (0.55%) Local Government
17 93 (0.47%) Publishing
18 89 (0.45%) Automotive
19 88 (0.45%) Financial Institution
20 68 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,113 (20.98%) Developer
2 2,789 (14.23%) Analyst
3 1,537 (7.84%) .NET Developer
4 1,429 (7.29%) Support Engineer
5 1,273 (6.49%) Architect
6 1,206 (6.15%) Consultant
7 1,133 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,121 (5.72%) IT Support
9 1,030 (5.25%) C# Developer
10 932 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 800 (4.08%) IT Engineer
12 783 (3.99%) Software Developer
13 738 (3.76%) Senior Developer
14 660 (3.37%) Administrator
15 654 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 612 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support
17 539 (2.75%) IT Analyst
18 531 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
19 523 (2.67%) Service Analyst
20 470 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,459 (22.75%) .NET
2 2,070 (10.56%) ASP.NET
3 1,629 (8.31%) HTML
4 1,477 (7.53%) CSS
5 1,325 (6.76%) AngularJS
6 1,281 (6.53%) .NET Framework
7 1,010 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 995 (5.08%) Web Services
9 994 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 918 (4.68%) .NET Core
11 757 (3.86%) jQuery
12 618 (3.15%) XML
13 597 (3.05%) React
14 562 (2.87%) RESTful
15 541 (2.76%) REST
16 527 (2.69%) HTML5
17 504 (2.57%) Entity Framework
18 484 (2.47%) WCF
19 431 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 390 (1.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,708 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1,084 (5.53%) Data Centre
3 895 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 876 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
5 613 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 488 (2.49%) User Experience
7 385 (1.96%) Driving Licence
8 355 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 304 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 280 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 277 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 271 (1.38%) Clustering
13 229 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 207 (1.06%) Replication
15 198 (1.01%) Private Cloud
16 184 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 149 (0.76%) Smartphone
18 144 (0.73%) Blackberry
19 136 (0.69%) PKI
20 119 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7,157 (36.51%) Windows
2 3,089 (15.76%) Windows Server
3 2,123 (10.83%) Windows 10
4 1,472 (7.51%) Linux
5 1,238 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,158 (5.91%) Windows 7
7 901 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 386 (1.97%) Unix
9 383 (1.95%) Android
10 354 (1.81%) Apple iOS
11 346 (1.76%) Windows 8
12 231 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 170 (0.87%) Mac OS
14 133 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 121 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 101 (0.52%) Windows XP
17 93 (0.47%) CentOS
18 90 (0.46%) Ubuntu
19 87 (0.44%) Solaris
20 63 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,183 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2,687 (13.71%) ITIL
3 2,585 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
4 1,989 (10.15%) DevOps
5 1,770 (9.03%) MVC
6 1,755 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
7 1,452 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,294 (6.60%) Project Management
9 1,284 (6.55%) Migration
10 1,276 (6.51%) Scrum
11 1,177 (6.00%) Mentoring
12 1,141 (5.82%) CRM
13 1,053 (5.37%) Analytics
14 1,046 (5.34%) TDD
15 866 (4.42%) Test Automation
16 850 (4.34%) Presales
17 837 (4.27%) SDLC
18 834 (4.25%) Software Engineering
19 818 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
20 806 (4.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4,957 (25.29%) SQL
2 4,490 (22.90%) C#
3 2,517 (12.84%) JavaScript
4 2,065 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1,162 (5.93%) T-SQL
6 831 (4.24%) Python
7 812 (4.14%) Java
8 378 (1.93%) C
9 347 (1.77%) TypeScript
10 329 (1.68%) VB.NET
11 310 (1.58%) Bash Shell
12 287 (1.46%) VB
13 279 (1.42%) C++
14 242 (1.23%) PHP
15 173 (0.88%) VBA
16 172 (0.88%) Ruby
17 159 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 157 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 156 (0.80%) R
20 147 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,859 (9.48%) Degree
2 1,837 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 797 (4.07%) MCSE
4 716 (3.65%) Security Cleared
5 665 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 587 (2.99%) MCSA
7 486 (2.48%) CCNA
8 380 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 378 (1.93%) MCP
10 366 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 252 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 249 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 243 (1.24%) CCNP
14 155 (0.79%) DV Cleared
15 140 (0.71%) MCITP
16 123 (0.63%) DBS Check
17 117 (0.60%) CISSP
18 111 (0.57%) A+ Certification
19 106 (0.54%) ISEB
19 106 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,194 (6.09%) SLA
2 598 (3.05%) QA
3 285 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 260 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 229 (1.17%) GDPR
6 137 (0.70%) PMO
7 116 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 68 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 65 (0.33%) NIST
10 64 (0.33%) COBIT
11 38 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 31 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 21 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.082%) NCSC
15 15 (0.077%) Solvency II
16 13 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 12 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 11 (0.056%) GAMP
19 8 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 7 (0.036%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 5,171 (26.38%) Active Directory
2 1,933 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,415 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 588 (3.00%) XenApp
5 543 (2.77%) Docker
6 447 (2.28%) vSphere
7 391 (1.99%) XenDesktop
8 325 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 234 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
10 149 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 144 (0.73%) Firmware
12 121 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
13 105 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 97 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
15 74 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 62 (0.32%) NFS
17 52 (0.27%) BitLocker
18 47 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
19 44 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 43 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,530 (7.80%) SCCM
2 620 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 399 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 373 (1.90%) Ansible
5 361 (1.84%) Terraform
6 300 (1.53%) Puppet
7 293 (1.49%) WSUS
8 292 (1.49%) SCOM
9 215 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
10 153 (0.78%) vCenter Server
11 119 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 89 (0.45%) SCVMM
13 83 (0.42%) Nagios
14 76 (0.39%) AirWatch
14 76 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 74 (0.38%) ZABBIX
16 68 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
17 66 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
18 59 (0.30%) NetBackup
19 57 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2,993 (15.27%) VMware
2 1,658 (8.46%) Cisco
3 1,591 (8.12%) Citrix
4 1,040 (5.31%) Oracle
5 602 (3.07%) HP
6 507 (2.59%) Google
7 468 (2.39%) SAP
8 427 (2.18%) Apple
9 370 (1.89%) Dell
10 353 (1.80%) IBM
11 352 (1.80%) Veeam
12 345 (1.76%) ServiceNow
13 333 (1.70%) Tableau
14 311 (1.59%) NetApp
15 241 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
16 219 (1.12%) Symantec
17 217 (1.11%) EMC
18 201 (1.03%) Meraki
19 192 (0.98%) SolarWinds
20 168 (0.86%) Red Hat