Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 28,622 26,301 31,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.24% 16.23% 16.37%
As % of the Vendors category 38.48% 36.98% 35.97%
Number of salaries quoted 23,986 22,671 27,581
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 74,374 71,121 87,741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.81% 43.89% 45.52%
Number of salaries quoted 59,119 57,712 72,606
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 0 10,589 £52,500 +5.00% 1,166
South East -3 5,562 £41,500 +3.75% 937
North of England 0 4,666 £42,000 +12.00% 1,003
Midlands +5 3,388 £40,000 - 721
West Midlands +6 2,289 £41,500 +3.75% 427
North West +1 2,219 £42,500 +13.33% 514
East of England +2 2,206 £42,500 +6.25% 448
South West +3 1,976 £40,000 +6.67% 389
Yorkshire +1 1,901 £40,000 +6.67% 341
East Midlands +3 1,100 £40,000 - 293
North East +1 551 £37,500 +11.11% 148
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 9,309 (32.52%) Windows
2 8,937 (31.22%) SQL
3 8,799 (30.74%) SQL Server
4 7,596 (26.54%) .NET
5 7,288 (25.46%) C#
6 6,153 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6,005 (20.98%) Active Directory
8 5,906 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 5,499 (19.21%) Finance
10 4,407 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
11 4,314 (15.07%) Windows Server
12 4,174 (14.58%) VMware
13 4,055 (14.17%) JavaScript
14 4,054 (14.16%) Office 365
15 4,001 (13.98%) ASP.NET
16 3,869 (13.52%) ITIL
17 3,384 (11.82%) MVC
18 3,307 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
19 3,273 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
20 3,213 (11.23%) Degree
21 3,118 (10.89%) HTML
22 3,006 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,659 (9.29%) CSS
24 2,646 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
25 2,642 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
26 2,639 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 2,599 (9.08%) Advertising
28 2,529 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 2,513 (8.78%) CRM
30 2,384 (8.33%) 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 2,384 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2,291 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 979 (3.42%) IIS
4 868 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 719 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 695 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 495 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 483 (1.69%) CMS
9 387 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
10 292 (1.02%) Umbraco
11 275 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 240 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
13 200 (0.70%) Apache
14 195 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
15 184 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
16 179 (0.63%) Confluence
17 166 (0.58%) Apache Spark
18 156 (0.55%) WebSphere
19 146 (0.51%) SAS
20 143 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4,407 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2,218 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 824 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 501 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 386 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 135 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 61 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 50 (0.17%) SPSS
10 42 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 32 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 29 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 20 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
14 15 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 15 (0.052%) Camtasia
14 15 (0.052%) InDesign
15 11 (0.038%) Chatbot
16 9 (0.031%) RoboHelp
16 9 (0.031%) Stata
17 7 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1,926 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,151 (4.02%) Dynamics AX
3 818 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 121 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 96 (0.34%) Elite 3E
6 87 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 74 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 66 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
9 51 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 48 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 41 (0.14%) BPCS
12 35 (0.12%) Visualfiles
13 24 (0.084%) SAP Business One
14 23 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 22 (0.077%) Carpe Diem
15 22 (0.077%) Workfront
16 21 (0.073%) assyst
16 21 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
16 21 (0.073%) Relativity
17 20 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5,906 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,054 (14.16%) Office 365
3 2,292 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1,356 (4.74%) Dynamics 365
5 891 (3.11%) IaaS
6 814 (2.84%) SaaS
7 747 (2.61%) PaaS
8 422 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 380 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 282 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
11 236 (0.82%) Serverless
12 230 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
13 205 (0.72%) OneDrive
14 161 (0.56%) GitHub
15 121 (0.42%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 111 (0.39%) Mimecast
17 96 (0.34%) Google Analytics
18 79 (0.28%) G Suite
19 77 (0.27%) NuGet
20 76 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,084 (7.28%) Firewall
2 1,763 (6.16%) DNS
3 1,403 (4.90%) WAN
4 1,333 (4.66%) DHCP
5 1,288 (4.50%) LAN
6 1,246 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 1,041 (3.64%) SAN
8 900 (3.14%) VPN
9 596 (2.08%) Internet
10 586 (2.05%) VoIP
11 585 (2.04%) Skype
12 526 (1.84%) Network Security
13 425 (1.48%) Wireless
14 393 (1.37%) VLAN
15 327 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
16 284 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
17 234 (0.82%) HTTP
18 212 (0.74%) Intranet
19 208 (0.73%) MPLS
20 205 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,799 (30.74%) SQL Server
2 2,639 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,529 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,524 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1,522 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,310 (4.58%) Power BI
7 803 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 768 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
9 720 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 695 (2.43%) Relational Database
11 643 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
12 624 (2.18%) Big Data
13 556 (1.94%) NoSQL
14 528 (1.84%) MySQL
15 430 (1.50%) Oracle Database
16 374 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
17 365 (1.28%) MongoDB
18 321 (1.12%) QlikView
19 316 (1.10%) Data Lake
20 289 (1.01%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1,688 (5.90%) Visual Studio
2 1,196 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,133 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 719 (2.51%) JIRA
5 423 (1.48%) Jenkins
6 421 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 333 (1.16%) Selenium
8 330 (1.15%) NUnit
8 330 (1.15%) Subversion
9 317 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 285 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 226 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 134 (0.47%) MSTest
13 122 (0.43%) SpecFlow
14 118 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
15 110 (0.38%) Moq
16 98 (0.34%) MSBuild
17 97 (0.34%) Bitbucket
18 93 (0.32%) MSI
19 88 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5,499 (19.21%) Finance
2 2,599 (9.08%) Advertising
3 1,603 (5.60%) Retail
4 990 (3.46%) Marketing
5 806 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 757 (2.64%) Banking
7 682 (2.38%) Legal
8 609 (2.13%) Law
9 582 (2.03%) Telecoms
10 345 (1.21%) Games
11 233 (0.81%) Back Office
12 191 (0.67%) Publishing
13 186 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 166 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 134 (0.47%) Electronics
15 134 (0.47%) Front Office
16 126 (0.44%) German Language
17 121 (0.42%) Billing
18 115 (0.40%) French Language
19 103 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7,356 (25.70%) Developer
2 4,196 (14.66%) Analyst
3 3,009 (10.51%) .NET Developer
4 2,629 (9.19%) Consultant
5 2,166 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 1,977 (6.91%) Architect
7 1,713 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 1,579 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,502 (5.25%) Support Analyst
10 1,226 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,181 (4.13%) IT Support
12 1,136 (3.97%) Senior Developer
13 1,074 (3.75%) Software Developer
14 964 (3.37%) SQL Developer
15 899 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
16 865 (3.02%) Administrator
17 807 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 768 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
19 734 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
20 706 (2.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,596 (26.54%) .NET
2 4,001 (13.98%) ASP.NET
3 3,118 (10.89%) HTML
4 2,659 (9.29%) CSS
5 2,209 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,934 (6.76%) Web Services
7 1,926 (6.73%) .NET Framework
8 1,903 (6.65%) AngularJS
9 1,451 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,412 (4.93%) jQuery
11 1,353 (4.73%) WCF
12 984 (3.44%) HTML5
13 954 (3.33%) XML
14 926 (3.24%) RESTful
15 887 (3.10%) WPF
16 819 (2.86%) Entity Framework
17 682 (2.38%) REST
18 671 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 626 (2.19%) Node.js
20 559 (1.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,646 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1,222 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
3 1,216 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 1,148 (4.01%) Data Centre
5 1,079 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
6 939 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 655 (2.29%) User Experience
8 598 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 470 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 394 (1.38%) Clustering
11 371 (1.30%) Replication
12 367 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 352 (1.23%) Fintech
14 338 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 284 (0.99%) Blackberry
16 263 (0.92%) Client/Server
17 221 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
18 198 (0.69%) Tandem
19 179 (0.63%) Hedge funds
20 173 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9,309 (32.52%) Windows
2 4,314 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 2,033 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,966 (6.87%) Windows 7
5 1,946 (6.80%) Linux
6 1,844 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,746 (6.10%) Windows 10
8 683 (2.39%) Unix
9 591 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 518 (1.81%) Android
11 408 (1.43%) Apple iOS
12 389 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 304 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 256 (0.89%) Windows XP
15 241 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 140 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 139 (0.49%) CentOS
18 107 (0.37%) Solaris
19 90 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 73 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,153 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3,869 (13.52%) ITIL
3 3,384 (11.82%) MVC
4 3,307 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
5 3,273 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2,513 (8.78%) CRM
7 1,970 (6.88%) Scrum
8 1,923 (6.72%) Project Management
9 1,732 (6.05%) TDD
10 1,680 (5.87%) Software Engineering
11 1,495 (5.22%) DevOps
12 1,353 (4.73%) Migration
13 1,322 (4.62%) Analytics
14 1,268 (4.43%) Web Development
15 1,259 (4.40%) Mentoring
16 1,248 (4.36%) SDLC
17 1,247 (4.36%) ERP
18 1,243 (4.34%) OO
19 1,220 (4.26%) Service Delivery
20 1,216 (4.25%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8,937 (31.22%) SQL
2 7,288 (25.46%) C#
3 4,055 (14.17%) JavaScript
4 2,360 (8.25%) T-SQL
5 2,235 (7.81%) PowerShell
6 1,104 (3.86%) Java
7 852 (2.98%) Python
8 685 (2.39%) C
9 586 (2.05%) VB.NET
10 425 (1.48%) C++
11 422 (1.47%) Ruby
12 409 (1.43%) VB
13 406 (1.42%) VBA
14 306 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 283 (0.99%) TypeScript
16 270 (0.94%) PHP
17 230 (0.80%) X++
18 229 (0.80%) R
19 218 (0.76%) VBScript
20 217 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,213 (11.23%) Degree
2 3,006 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,376 (4.81%) MCSE
4 857 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 840 (2.93%) MCSA
6 793 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 694 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 645 (2.25%) MCP
9 583 (2.04%) CCNA
10 484 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 364 (1.27%) MCITP
12 363 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 312 (1.09%) CCNP
14 304 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 287 (1.00%) CISSP
16 227 (0.79%) PMI Certification
17 215 (0.75%) ISEB
18 169 (0.59%) MCTS
19 168 (0.59%) PMP
20 164 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,264 (4.42%) SLA
2 959 (3.35%) QA
3 413 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 402 (1.40%) PMO
5 303 (1.06%) GDPR
6 295 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 205 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 63 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 59 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 35 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
11 33 (0.12%) COBIT
12 32 (0.11%) GCP
13 29 (0.10%) MiFID
14 24 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 22 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 22 (0.077%) Solvency II
16 21 (0.073%) GAMP
16 21 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 17 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 12 (0.042%) P3O
System Software
1 6,005 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 2,642 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,019 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 651 (2.27%) XenApp
5 610 (2.13%) vSphere
6 500 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 396 (1.38%) XenDesktop
8 348 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
9 342 (1.19%) Docker
10 302 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 201 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 147 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 141 (0.49%) Terminal Services
14 114 (0.40%) Xen
15 109 (0.38%) BitLocker
16 106 (0.37%) XenServer
17 81 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 72 (0.25%) VirtualBox
19 67 (0.23%) VMware NSX
20 64 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,653 (5.78%) SCCM
2 492 (1.72%) SCOM
3 472 (1.65%) Puppet
4 333 (1.16%) WSUS
5 312 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 311 (1.09%) Ansible
7 279 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 247 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 207 (0.72%) vCenter Server
10 205 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 185 (0.65%) SCVMM
12 163 (0.57%) SCOrch
13 139 (0.49%) Terraform
14 129 (0.45%) Kibana
15 125 (0.44%) AirWatch
16 116 (0.41%) Kubernetes
17 114 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
18 110 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
19 106 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 98 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4,174 (14.58%) VMware
2 2,093 (7.31%) Citrix
3 2,012 (7.03%) Cisco
4 1,844 (6.44%) Oracle
5 998 (3.49%) HP
6 888 (3.10%) Google
7 816 (2.85%) SAP
8 616 (2.15%) Tableau
9 612 (2.14%) Apple
10 456 (1.59%) IBM
11 431 (1.51%) NetApp
12 404 (1.41%) Veeam
13 388 (1.36%) Dell
14 372 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
15 357 (1.25%) Capita
16 351 (1.23%) Red Hat
17 319 (1.11%) Sitecore
18 307 (1.07%) Symantec
19 278 (0.97%) EMC
20 249 (0.87%) Sage