Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 27582 28529 33181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.44% 15.97% 16.15%
As % of the Vendors category 37.06% 36.59% 35.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23298 24562 28913
England median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,244
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,457
% change year-on-year +1.18% +5.05% +1.14%

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 74430 77967 93725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.35% 43.65% 45.63%
Number of salaries quoted 58025 63506 77159
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 10582 £50,500 +1.00% 646
South East -3 5646 £42,500 +3.66% 325
North of England +1 4309 £37,500 - 366
Midlands 0 2964 £37,500 - 254
North West -2 2148 £40,000 +3.90% 182
East of England +2 2070 £42,500 - 144
West Midlands 0 2046 £38,500 +5.48% 147
South West 0 1908 £37,500 +7.14% 136
Yorkshire +3 1863 £37,500 - 150
East Midlands -4 906 £37,500 -6.25% 103
North East 0 297 £35,000 - 34
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9545 (34.61%) Windows
2 8902 (32.27%) SQL Server
3 8542 (30.97%) SQL
4 7383 (26.77%) .NET
5 6916 (25.07%) C#
6 6192 (22.45%) Active Directory
7 6136 (22.25%) Finance
8 5984 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
9 4793 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 4659 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
11 4517 (16.38%) Windows Server
12 4411 (15.99%) VMware
13 3918 (14.20%) ITIL
14 3917 (14.20%) ASP.NET
14 3917 (14.20%) JavaScript
15 3670 (13.31%) Office 365
16 3606 (13.07%) Degree
17 3450 (12.51%) MVC
18 3389 (12.29%) HTML
19 2997 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
20 2956 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
21 2908 (10.54%) MS Exchange
22 2865 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2744 (9.95%) CSS
24 2554 (9.26%) Cisco
25 2512 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
26 2428 (8.80%) SharePoint
27 2421 (8.78%) T-SQL
28 2413 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 2370 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 2908 (10.54%) MS Exchange
2 2428 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 1327 (4.81%) IIS
4 1238 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 955 (3.46%) Skype for Business
6 779 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 579 (2.10%) CMS
8 461 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 415 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 340 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 247 (0.90%) Apache
12 246 (0.89%) Umbraco
13 232 (0.84%) SAS
14 222 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 203 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
16 202 (0.73%) Tomcat
17 195 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
18 183 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
19 172 (0.62%) Confluence
20 144 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4659 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2252 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 743 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 631 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 449 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
6 112 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 59 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 53 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 42 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 40 (0.15%) SPSS
11 32 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 25 (0.091%) AutoCAD
13 24 (0.087%) InDesign
14 18 (0.065%) Acrobat
15 17 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
16 12 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
17 10 (0.036%) Maya
17 10 (0.036%) Revit
18 9 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
19 8 (0.029%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1460 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 918 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 570 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 83 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 80 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 76 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
8 43 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
9 40 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 32 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 32 (0.12%) SAP SD
10 32 (0.12%) Visualfiles
11 30 (0.11%) SAP EWM
12 26 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 23 (0.083%) Eikon
13 23 (0.083%) Primavera
14 22 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
14 22 (0.080%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 21 (0.076%) SAP Business One
15 21 (0.076%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4793 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3670 (13.31%) Office 365
3 1915 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
4 803 (2.91%) IaaS
5 654 (2.37%) SaaS
6 626 (2.27%) PaaS
7 613 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
8 329 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 225 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 153 (0.55%) GitHub
11 146 (0.53%) Mimecast
12 139 (0.50%) OneDrive
13 119 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 107 (0.39%) Google Analytics
15 93 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
16 75 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
17 69 (0.25%) G Suite
18 68 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
19 56 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
20 54 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2270 (8.23%) Firewall
2 1823 (6.61%) DNS
3 1495 (5.42%) WAN
4 1430 (5.18%) LAN
5 1381 (5.01%) SAN
6 1339 (4.85%) DHCP
7 1278 (4.63%) TCP/IP
8 1077 (3.90%) VPN
9 824 (2.99%) Skype
10 679 (2.46%) VoIP
11 615 (2.23%) Internet
12 523 (1.90%) Wireless
13 441 (1.60%) Network Security
14 437 (1.58%) VLAN
15 315 (1.14%) MPLS
16 302 (1.09%) NAS
17 298 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
18 266 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
19 263 (0.95%) Intranet
20 256 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8902 (32.27%) SQL Server
2 2413 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2370 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1422 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1321 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1138 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 991 (3.59%) Power BI
8 853 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 815 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 813 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 630 (2.28%) MySQL
12 590 (2.14%) NoSQL
13 534 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
14 466 (1.69%) Big Data
15 407 (1.48%) MongoDB
16 370 (1.34%) QlikView
17 362 (1.31%) Oracle Database
18 307 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
19 290 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
20 276 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1642 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 1483 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 855 (3.10%) Git (software)
4 682 (2.47%) JIRA
5 448 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 401 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 388 (1.41%) Subversion
8 376 (1.36%) NUnit
9 347 (1.26%) Selenium
10 344 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 236 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 155 (0.56%) SpecFlow
13 133 (0.48%) Moq
14 132 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
15 123 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
16 117 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 96 (0.35%) MSI
18 93 (0.34%) MSTest
19 88 (0.32%) MSBuild
20 87 (0.32%) Cucumber
General
1 6136 (22.25%) Finance
2 1386 (5.03%) Advertising
3 1380 (5.00%) Banking
4 1294 (4.69%) Retail
5 989 (3.59%) Marketing
6 768 (2.78%) Legal
7 724 (2.62%) Manufacturing
8 677 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 609 (2.21%) Investment Banking
10 515 (1.87%) Law
11 456 (1.65%) Retail Banking
12 327 (1.19%) Back Office
13 272 (0.99%) Games
14 266 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 235 (0.85%) Electronics
16 207 (0.75%) Front Office
17 181 (0.66%) Publishing
18 129 (0.47%) Automotive
19 127 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
20 108 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7127 (25.84%) Developer
2 4654 (16.87%) Analyst
3 3039 (11.02%) .NET Developer
4 2165 (7.85%) C# Developer
5 1809 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 1799 (6.52%) Consultant
7 1754 (6.36%) Support Analyst
8 1615 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 1413 (5.12%) Architect
10 1327 (4.81%) IT Support
11 1303 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1214 (4.40%) Senior Developer
13 1097 (3.98%) SQL Developer
14 997 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
15 944 (3.42%) Software Developer
16 911 (3.30%) Administrator
17 815 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
18 801 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 763 (2.77%) Applications Support
20 725 (2.63%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7383 (26.77%) .NET
2 3917 (14.20%) ASP.NET
3 3389 (12.29%) HTML
4 2744 (9.95%) CSS
5 2025 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1869 (6.78%) Web Services
7 1786 (6.48%) AngularJS
8 1782 (6.46%) .NET Framework
9 1625 (5.89%) jQuery
10 1389 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1180 (4.28%) WCF
12 1122 (4.07%) HTML5
13 1022 (3.71%) XML
14 855 (3.10%) WPF
15 776 (2.81%) Entity Framework
16 730 (2.65%) RESTful
17 636 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 616 (2.23%) REST
19 583 (2.11%) Ajax
20 570 (2.07%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2512 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1416 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 1059 (3.84%) Data Centre
4 942 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 810 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
6 682 (2.47%) User Experience
7 561 (2.03%) Clustering
8 492 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 472 (1.71%) Driving Licence
10 438 (1.59%) Blackberry
11 370 (1.34%) Fintech
12 369 (1.34%) Client/Server
13 336 (1.22%) Replication
14 326 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 284 (1.03%) Mobile App
16 247 (0.90%) iPad
17 233 (0.84%) Hedge funds
18 197 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
19 187 (0.68%) Tandem
20 184 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9545 (34.61%) Windows
2 4517 (16.38%) Windows Server
3 2361 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2287 (8.29%) Windows 7
5 2159 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1811 (6.57%) Linux
7 1724 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 743 (2.69%) Windows 8
9 683 (2.48%) Unix
10 587 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 580 (2.10%) Android
12 520 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 393 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 331 (1.20%) Windows XP
15 258 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 171 (0.62%) CentOS
17 138 (0.50%) Mac OS
18 88 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 86 (0.31%) Solaris
20 74 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5984 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 3918 (14.20%) ITIL
3 3450 (12.51%) MVC
4 2997 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
5 2055 (7.45%) CRM
6 2028 (7.35%) Project Management
7 1904 (6.90%) Scrum
8 1570 (5.69%) TDD
9 1403 (5.09%) SDLC
10 1351 (4.90%) ETL
11 1337 (4.85%) Mentoring
12 1259 (4.56%) Software Engineering
13 1233 (4.47%) Analytics
13 1233 (4.47%) OO
14 1207 (4.38%) Test Automation
15 1206 (4.37%) DevOps
15 1206 (4.37%) Web Development
16 1173 (4.25%) Migration
17 1108 (4.02%) Service Delivery
18 1094 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8542 (30.97%) SQL
2 6916 (25.07%) C#
3 3917 (14.20%) JavaScript
4 2421 (8.78%) T-SQL
5 2118 (7.68%) PowerShell
6 1403 (5.09%) Java
7 826 (2.99%) Python
8 687 (2.49%) VB.NET
9 549 (1.99%) C
10 519 (1.88%) C++
11 499 (1.81%) VB
12 417 (1.51%) Ruby
13 371 (1.35%) PHP
14 356 (1.29%) VBA
15 307 (1.11%) Perl
16 267 (0.97%) R
17 242 (0.88%) Bash Shell
18 237 (0.86%) PL/SQL
19 228 (0.83%) TypeScript
20 220 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3606 (13.07%) Degree
2 2956 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1406 (5.10%) MCSE
4 1143 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 856 (3.10%) Security Cleared
6 790 (2.86%) MCSA
7 762 (2.76%) CCNA
8 728 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 684 (2.48%) MCP
10 554 (2.01%) SC Cleared
11 393 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 386 (1.40%) MCITP
13 370 (1.34%) CCNP
14 339 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
15 336 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 258 (0.94%) A+ Certification
17 250 (0.91%) CCA
18 222 (0.80%) CISSP
19 217 (0.79%) DV Cleared
20 206 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1203 (4.36%) SLA
2 932 (3.38%) QA
3 325 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 308 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 288 (1.04%) PMO
6 208 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 161 (0.58%) GDPR
8 119 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 89 (0.32%) Basel III
10 47 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
11 46 (0.17%) COBIT
12 38 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 35 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
14 34 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 33 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 27 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
17 26 (0.094%) MiFID
18 16 (0.058%) ISO 22301
19 15 (0.054%) ISO 14001
20 14 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 6192 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 2865 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1862 (6.75%) Hyper-V
4 778 (2.82%) XenApp
5 649 (2.35%) vSphere
6 541 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 519 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 362 (1.31%) Docker
9 270 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
10 251 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 200 (0.73%) Terminal Services
12 173 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
13 139 (0.50%) XenServer
14 137 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 96 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 91 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
17 64 (0.23%) BitLocker
18 61 (0.22%) Xen
19 58 (0.21%) Terminal Server
20 57 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1556 (5.64%) SCCM
2 494 (1.79%) SCOM
3 482 (1.75%) Puppet
4 364 (1.32%) WSUS
5 329 (1.19%) Ansible
6 297 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 272 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 202 (0.73%) vCenter Server
9 197 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 168 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
11 163 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
12 155 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 107 (0.39%) Terraform
14 106 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 105 (0.38%) Kubernetes
16 98 (0.36%) Kibana
16 98 (0.36%) SCOrch
17 96 (0.35%) Nagios
18 95 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
19 93 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4411 (15.99%) VMware
2 2554 (9.26%) Cisco
3 2338 (8.48%) Citrix
4 1894 (6.87%) Oracle
5 1092 (3.96%) HP
6 852 (3.09%) SAP
7 585 (2.12%) Google
8 580 (2.10%) Apple
9 545 (1.98%) IBM
10 536 (1.94%) Dell
11 528 (1.91%) NetApp
12 520 (1.89%) Tableau
13 434 (1.57%) Veeam
14 385 (1.40%) Symantec
15 344 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 316 (1.15%) Sitecore
17 310 (1.12%) McAfee
18 307 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
19 284 (1.03%) EMC
20 282 (1.02%) Juniper