Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8,753 19,482 23,400
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.28% 16.80% 16.83%
As % of the Vendors category 40.42% 40.37% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8,398 17,098 20,253
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 21,656 48,256 58,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.80% 41.62% 41.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,173 37,549 45,744
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft in England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 2,990 £62,500 +13.64% 607
South East -2 1,740 £50,000 +11.11% 360
North of England -3 1,509 £45,000 +5.88% 518
Midlands -1 1,198 £42,500 -0.58% 361
West Midlands -1 782 £45,000 - 213
North West -4 780 £45,000 +5.88% 309
South West -3 696 £44,000 +10.00% 169
Yorkshire -5 592 £42,500 - 150
East of England -1 456 £45,000 +5.88% 165
East Midlands -1 418 £42,500 +6.25% 145
North East -5 137 £45,000 +19.68% 59
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 4,230 (48.33%) Azure
2 2,997 (34.24%) Windows
3 2,388 (27.28%) SQL
4 2,231 (25.49%) Active Directory
5 2,141 (24.46%) Office 365
6 2,042 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 1,955 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
8 1,760 (20.11%) C#
9 1,726 (19.72%) .NET
10 1,470 (16.79%) VMware
11 1,422 (16.25%) DevOps
12 1,396 (15.95%) Finance
13 1,369 (15.64%) Windows Server
14 1,083 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
15 1,077 (12.30%) ITIL
16 1,076 (12.29%) AWS
17 1,053 (12.03%) JavaScript
18 1,049 (11.98%) PowerShell
19 962 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 959 (10.96%) Degree
21 956 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
22 909 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
23 904 (10.33%) SharePoint
24 885 (10.11%) Cisco
25 881 (10.07%) Power Platform
26 873 (9.97%) Firewall
27 764 (8.73%) DNS
28 762 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
29 754 (8.61%) Migration
30 745 (8.51%) Linux

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
1 904 (10.33%) SharePoint
2 611 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 234 (2.67%) IIS
4 182 (2.08%) Confluence
5 169 (1.93%) Skype for Business
6 130 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 111 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 105 (1.20%) CMS
9 73 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 72 (0.82%) Apache
11 61 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 59 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 50 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 31 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 23 (0.26%) WebSphere
16 22 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
17 21 (0.24%) SAS
18 19 (0.22%) Tomcat
19 18 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
20 17 (0.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1,083 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 531 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 189 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 127 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 121 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.40%) AutoCAD
7 15 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.10%) InVision
9 8 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.091%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.080%) Sketch
11 5 (0.057%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.046%) Figma
12 4 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.034%) SPSS
14 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 315 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 29 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 26 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (0.27%) Sentinel
7 16 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 15 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
9 10 (0.11%) Maximo
9 10 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
9 10 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 9 (0.10%) iTrent
10 9 (0.10%) Magento
11 7 (0.080%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 7 (0.080%) SAP Business One
12 6 (0.069%) Carpe Diem
12 6 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.069%) Quorum
13 5 (0.057%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 4,230 (48.33%) Azure
2 2,141 (24.46%) Office 365
3 1,076 (12.29%) AWS
4 881 (10.07%) Power Platform
5 523 (5.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 441 (5.04%) PaaS
7 419 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
8 410 (4.68%) SaaS
9 389 (4.44%) IaaS
10 225 (2.57%) Azure Data Factory
11 215 (2.46%) GCP
12 203 (2.32%) OneDrive
13 196 (2.24%) Serverless
14 194 (2.22%) PowerApps
15 123 (1.41%) Azure Functions
16 115 (1.31%) Power Automate
17 104 (1.19%) Logic Apps
18 90 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
19 89 (1.02%) GitHub
20 86 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 873 (9.97%) Firewall
2 764 (8.73%) DNS
3 566 (6.47%) DHCP
4 457 (5.22%) WAN
5 413 (4.72%) LAN
6 396 (4.52%) VPN
7 391 (4.47%) TCP/IP
8 351 (4.01%) SAN
9 253 (2.89%) Skype
10 237 (2.71%) VoIP
11 227 (2.59%) VLAN
12 212 (2.42%) Network Security
13 173 (1.98%) Internet
14 171 (1.95%) Wireless
15 169 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
16 124 (1.42%) Unified Communications
17 94 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
18 92 (1.05%) MPLS
19 89 (1.02%) NetScaler
20 74 (0.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,042 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 622 (7.11%) Power BI
3 505 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 503 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
5 497 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 282 (3.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 259 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 250 (2.86%) Data Lake
9 212 (2.42%) NoSQL
10 187 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 165 (1.89%) Big Data
12 134 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 126 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 124 (1.42%) MySQL
15 117 (1.34%) Tableau
16 116 (1.33%) MongoDB
17 108 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
18 95 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
19 81 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 75 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 518 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 355 (4.06%) Visual Studio
3 300 (3.43%) JIRA
4 286 (3.27%) Jenkins
5 214 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 156 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 150 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 104 (1.19%) Selenium
9 80 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 78 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 69 (0.79%) Subversion
12 68 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 65 (0.74%) NUnit
14 41 (0.47%) Artifactory
15 39 (0.45%) JUnit
15 39 (0.45%) Maven
16 38 (0.43%) GitLab
17 33 (0.38%) Eclipse
18 32 (0.37%) Cucumber
19 31 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,396 (15.95%) Finance
2 329 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 260 (2.97%) Marketing
4 258 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 239 (2.73%) Banking
6 231 (2.64%) Law
7 222 (2.54%) Retail
8 209 (2.39%) Legal
9 176 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 153 (1.75%) Games
11 123 (1.41%) Multimedia
12 103 (1.18%) Back Office
13 98 (1.12%) Digital Economy
14 85 (0.97%) Electronics
15 75 (0.86%) Publishing
16 70 (0.80%) Advertising
17 66 (0.75%) Front Office
18 48 (0.55%) Private Banking
19 47 (0.54%) Local Government
20 44 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,751 (20.00%) Developer
2 1,122 (12.82%) Analyst
3 653 (7.46%) Architect
4 585 (6.68%) .NET Developer
5 576 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 521 (5.95%) Support Engineer
7 413 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
8 409 (4.67%) Consultant
9 377 (4.31%) C# Developer
10 352 (4.02%) Senior Developer
11 341 (3.90%) IT Engineer
12 339 (3.87%) IT Support
13 333 (3.80%) Software Developer
14 303 (3.46%) Support Analyst
15 272 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
16 247 (2.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 243 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
18 236 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
19 235 (2.68%) Administrator
20 210 (2.40%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,726 (19.72%) .NET
2 690 (7.88%) HTML
3 685 (7.83%) ASP.NET
4 678 (7.75%) CSS
5 493 (5.63%) .NET Core
6 453 (5.18%) .NET Framework
7 441 (5.04%) AngularJS
8 380 (4.34%) Web Services
9 379 (4.33%) React
10 314 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 288 (3.29%) jQuery
12 280 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 268 (3.06%) HTML5
14 261 (2.98%) REST
15 219 (2.50%) Entity Framework
16 210 (2.40%) XML
17 209 (2.39%) RESTful
18 163 (1.86%) CSS3
19 152 (1.74%) JSON
20 136 (1.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 762 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (4.51%) Data Centre
3 385 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 316 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 274 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 239 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
7 207 (2.36%) User Experience
8 156 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 139 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 125 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 116 (1.33%) Cloud Native
12 114 (1.30%) Replication
13 109 (1.25%) Clustering
14 108 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
15 102 (1.17%) Private Cloud
16 69 (0.79%) PKI
17 66 (0.75%) Data Structures
18 62 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
19 54 (0.62%) Client/Server
20 52 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,997 (34.24%) Windows
2 1,369 (15.64%) Windows Server
3 745 (8.51%) Linux
4 744 (8.50%) Windows 10
5 473 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 387 (4.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 274 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 267 (3.05%) Windows 7
9 230 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
10 138 (1.58%) Android
11 121 (1.38%) Unix
12 82 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 78 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 67 (0.77%) Windows 8
15 64 (0.73%) Mac OS
16 56 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 46 (0.53%) CentOS
18 37 (0.42%) Ubuntu
19 32 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,955 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,422 (16.25%) DevOps
3 1,077 (12.30%) ITIL
4 956 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
5 909 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
6 754 (8.61%) Migration
7 699 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 597 (6.82%) Project Management
9 590 (6.74%) MVC
10 572 (6.53%) Scrum
11 565 (6.45%) Analytics
12 527 (6.02%) CRM
13 464 (5.30%) Project Delivery
14 428 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
15 409 (4.67%) Test Automation
16 404 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 403 (4.60%) Software Engineering
18 388 (4.43%) Mentoring
18 388 (4.43%) Microservices
19 375 (4.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2,388 (27.28%) SQL
2 1,760 (20.11%) C#
3 1,053 (12.03%) JavaScript
4 1,049 (11.98%) PowerShell
5 686 (7.84%) Python
6 497 (5.68%) T-SQL
7 324 (3.70%) Java
8 190 (2.17%) TypeScript
9 136 (1.55%) C
10 129 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 119 (1.36%) C++
12 106 (1.21%) PHP
13 101 (1.15%) VB
14 81 (0.93%) R
15 76 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 74 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 71 (0.81%) VBA
18 64 (0.73%) VB.NET
19 62 (0.71%) Perl
20 45 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 959 (10.96%) Degree
2 694 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 429 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 329 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 309 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 279 (3.19%) MCSE
7 268 (3.06%) CCNA
8 206 (2.35%) MCSA
9 176 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 134 (1.53%) MCP
11 123 (1.41%) A+ Certification
12 120 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
13 112 (1.28%) CISSP
14 109 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 85 (0.97%) CCNP
16 80 (0.91%) CISM
17 79 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 63 (0.72%) MCITP
19 41 (0.47%) DV Cleared
20 40 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (5.16%) SLA
2 290 (3.31%) GDPR
3 239 (2.73%) QA
4 217 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 101 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 69 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 61 (0.70%) NIST
8 57 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 26 (0.30%) PMO
11 24 (0.27%) COBIT
12 22 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 18 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 17 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 16 (0.18%) BS25999
16 10 (0.11%) NCSC
16 10 (0.11%) Solvency II
17 9 (0.10%) NIST 800
17 9 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 5 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2,231 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 962 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 629 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 352 (4.02%) Docker
5 210 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 178 (2.03%) vSphere
7 159 (1.82%) XenApp
8 114 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 99 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 90 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
11 61 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 57 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 41 (0.47%) Firmware
14 37 (0.42%) VMware NSX
15 30 (0.34%) BitLocker
16 27 (0.31%) VMware Server
17 21 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
18 20 (0.23%) KVM
19 17 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 575 (6.57%) SCCM
2 406 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 355 (4.06%) Terraform
4 302 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 266 (3.04%) Ansible
6 225 (2.57%) Puppet
7 166 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 104 (1.19%) SCOM
9 86 (0.98%) WSUS
10 71 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
11 54 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 54 (0.62%) vCenter Server
12 50 (0.57%) Nagios
12 50 (0.57%) SCVMM
13 48 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
14 36 (0.41%) Backup Exec
15 34 (0.39%) SCOrch
16 28 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
16 28 (0.32%) NetBackup
17 25 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,470 (16.79%) VMware
2 885 (10.11%) Cisco
3 611 (6.98%) Citrix
4 491 (5.61%) Oracle
5 280 (3.20%) Google
6 215 (2.46%) Veeam
7 213 (2.43%) HP
8 188 (2.15%) Databricks
9 178 (2.03%) Dell
10 163 (1.86%) Apple
11 152 (1.74%) IBM
12 143 (1.63%) SAP
13 132 (1.51%) Sophos
14 121 (1.38%) NetApp
15 110 (1.26%) Red Hat
16 109 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
17 103 (1.18%) Avaya
18 100 (1.14%) CheckPoint
18 100 (1.14%) Meraki
19 92 (1.05%) SolarWinds