Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23,508 27,943 26,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.70% 17.01% 16.07%
As % of the Vendors category 39.51% 38.63% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 19,172 23,680 22,694
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 59,493 72,342 71,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.25% 44.03% 43.67%
Number of salaries quoted 46,356 57,767 57,900
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 19 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 9,188 £55,000 +4.76% 1,444
South East 0 4,534 £45,000 +12.50% 1,022
North of England +4 3,714 £42,500 +6.25% 1,288
Midlands +1 2,645 £40,000 - 787
North West +4 1,925 £45,000 +7.14% 655
East of England +3 1,817 £42,500 - 383
West Midlands -1 1,685 £42,000 +5.00% 504
South West -2 1,554 £40,000 +5.26% 475
Yorkshire +1 1,518 £40,000 - 514
East Midlands +5 959 £40,000 +6.67% 283
North East 0 274 £37,500 +7.14% 120
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 8,213 (34.94%) Windows
2 7,015 (29.84%) SQL
3 6,894 (29.33%) SQL Server
4 6,686 (28.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 6,126 (26.06%) .NET
6 6,012 (25.57%) C#
7 5,751 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
8 5,750 (24.46%) Active Directory
9 4,517 (19.21%) Finance
10 4,074 (17.33%) Office 365
11 3,886 (16.53%) Microsoft Office
12 3,734 (15.88%) Windows Server
13 3,676 (15.64%) VMware
14 3,602 (15.32%) JavaScript
15 3,294 (14.01%) ITIL
16 3,252 (13.83%) ASP.NET
17 3,089 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
18 2,882 (12.26%) Degree
19 2,871 (12.21%) MVC
20 2,571 (10.94%) HTML
21 2,500 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2,433 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
23 2,413 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
24 2,278 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
25 2,249 (9.57%) PowerShell
26 2,226 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
27 2,203 (9.37%) CSS
28 2,183 (9.29%) Linux
29 2,180 (9.27%) Firewall
30 2,079 (8.84%) Cisco

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 2,024 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 1,997 (8.49%) MS Exchange
3 913 (3.88%) IIS
4 655 (2.79%) Skype for Business
5 573 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 382 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 339 (1.44%) CMS
8 308 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 275 (1.17%) Apache
10 241 (1.03%) Confluence
11 222 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
12 188 (0.80%) Apache Spark
13 180 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
14 175 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 136 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 128 (0.54%) SAS
17 124 (0.53%) Tomcat
18 114 (0.48%) Umbraco
19 83 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
20 73 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3,886 (16.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1,840 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 787 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 532 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 489 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
6 80 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 67 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 41 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 29 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.089%) SPSS
11 20 (0.085%) InfoPath
12 18 (0.077%) Acrobat
13 17 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 13 (0.055%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.043%) FrameMaker
15 10 (0.043%) Maple
16 8 (0.034%) InDesign
17 7 (0.030%) UXPin
18 6 (0.026%) Open Workbench
19 5 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1,070 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 431 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 221 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 93 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 38 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 38 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 37 (0.16%) Magento
6 37 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 28 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 25 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 24 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
10 19 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
11 18 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 18 (0.077%) SDL Web 8
12 17 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
13 16 (0.068%) FastStats
13 16 (0.068%) thinkFolio
14 15 (0.064%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 15 (0.064%) Elite 3E
15 14 (0.060%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 6,686 (28.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,074 (17.33%) Office 365
3 2,413 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1,071 (4.56%) SaaS
5 894 (3.80%) PaaS
6 732 (3.11%) IaaS
7 617 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
8 573 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 379 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 323 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 290 (1.23%) Serverless
12 249 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
13 227 (0.97%) GitHub
14 175 (0.74%) Mimecast
15 165 (0.70%) OneDrive
16 113 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
17 110 (0.47%) Azure Functions
18 97 (0.41%) Amazon S3
19 80 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
20 76 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,180 (9.27%) Firewall
2 1,717 (7.30%) DNS
3 1,337 (5.69%) DHCP
4 1,172 (4.99%) TCP/IP
5 1,136 (4.83%) WAN
6 1,118 (4.76%) LAN
7 834 (3.55%) SAN
7 834 (3.55%) VPN
8 646 (2.75%) Skype
9 621 (2.64%) Internet
10 592 (2.52%) VoIP
11 560 (2.38%) Network Security
12 522 (2.22%) VLAN
13 483 (2.05%) Wireless
14 346 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
15 250 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
16 244 (1.04%) MPLS
17 243 (1.03%) Unified Communications
18 217 (0.92%) Intranet
19 194 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,894 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 1,815 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,628 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,355 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1,178 (5.01%) Power BI
6 965 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 892 (3.79%) Relational Database
8 606 (2.58%) SQL Server 2016
9 544 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 529 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 513 (2.18%) Big Data
12 481 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 437 (1.86%) MySQL
14 426 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
15 312 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
16 291 (1.24%) RDBMS
17 265 (1.13%) Hadoop
18 234 (1.00%) Data Lake
19 231 (0.98%) MongoDB
20 224 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,415 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 1,098 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,043 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 609 (2.59%) JIRA
5 475 (2.02%) Jenkins
6 452 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 371 (1.58%) Selenium
8 309 (1.31%) TeamCity
9 276 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 229 (0.97%) NUnit
11 220 (0.94%) Subversion
12 173 (0.74%) Maven
13 123 (0.52%) Bitbucket
14 110 (0.47%) SpecFlow
15 105 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 94 (0.40%) MSTest
17 90 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 89 (0.38%) Robot Framework
19 70 (0.30%) SoapUI
20 65 (0.28%) Moq
General
1 4,517 (19.21%) Finance
2 1,036 (4.41%) Retail
3 884 (3.76%) Marketing
4 855 (3.64%) Banking
5 655 (2.79%) Legal
6 634 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 595 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 523 (2.22%) Advertising
9 347 (1.48%) Law
10 261 (1.11%) Back Office
11 243 (1.03%) Electronics
12 194 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 167 (0.71%) Games
14 129 (0.55%) Front Office
15 124 (0.53%) Publishing
16 118 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 117 (0.50%) Automotive
18 103 (0.44%) Billing
19 88 (0.37%) French Language
20 77 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5,810 (24.71%) Developer
2 3,597 (15.30%) Analyst
3 2,496 (10.62%) .NET Developer
4 1,953 (8.31%) C# Developer
5 1,656 (7.04%) Architect
6 1,503 (6.39%) Support Engineer
7 1,399 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 1,272 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1,248 (5.31%) Consultant
10 1,176 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 995 (4.23%) IT Support
12 994 (4.23%) Software Developer
13 993 (4.22%) Senior Developer
14 735 (3.13%) Administrator
15 707 (3.01%) SQL Developer
16 693 (2.95%) IT Engineer
17 685 (2.91%) IT Analyst
18 678 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
19 654 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
20 611 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,126 (26.06%) .NET
2 3,252 (13.83%) ASP.NET
3 2,571 (10.94%) HTML
4 2,203 (9.37%) CSS
5 1,759 (7.48%) AngularJS
6 1,751 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,559 (6.63%) Web Services
8 1,465 (6.23%) .NET Framework
9 1,428 (6.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,172 (4.99%) jQuery
11 838 (3.56%) HTML5
12 823 (3.50%) XML
13 763 (3.25%) RESTful
14 700 (2.98%) Entity Framework
15 687 (2.92%) WCF
16 678 (2.88%) .NET Core
17 615 (2.62%) React
18 542 (2.31%) REST
19 539 (2.29%) JSON
20 509 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2,226 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1,157 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 1,088 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1,006 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 988 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
6 604 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 482 (2.05%) User Experience
8 446 (1.90%) Fintech
9 441 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 394 (1.68%) Clustering
11 382 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 353 (1.50%) Driving Licence
13 289 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 288 (1.23%) Replication
15 251 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
16 222 (0.94%) PKI
17 205 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 152 (0.65%) Virtual Team
19 150 (0.64%) Tandem
20 145 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8,213 (34.94%) Windows
2 3,734 (15.88%) Windows Server
3 2,183 (9.29%) Linux
4 1,894 (8.06%) Windows 10
5 1,711 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,688 (7.18%) Windows 7
7 1,505 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 536 (2.28%) Windows 8
9 526 (2.24%) Android
10 479 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 448 (1.91%) Unix
12 386 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 236 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 213 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 200 (0.85%) CentOS
16 186 (0.79%) Windows XP
17 135 (0.57%) Mac OS
18 96 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 66 (0.28%) AIX
20 47 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,751 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3,294 (14.01%) ITIL
3 3,089 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
4 2,871 (12.21%) MVC
5 2,433 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1,956 (8.32%) Scrum
7 1,882 (8.01%) Project Management
8 1,741 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 1,658 (7.05%) CRM
10 1,607 (6.84%) DevOps
11 1,584 (6.74%) TDD
12 1,549 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,315 (5.59%) Migration
14 1,293 (5.50%) Mentoring
15 1,271 (5.41%) Analytics
16 1,260 (5.36%) SDLC
17 1,246 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
18 1,176 (5.00%) Computer Science
19 1,113 (4.73%) Presales
20 1,049 (4.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7,015 (29.84%) SQL
2 6,012 (25.57%) C#
3 3,602 (15.32%) JavaScript
4 2,249 (9.57%) PowerShell
5 1,814 (7.72%) T-SQL
6 1,245 (5.30%) Java
7 1,078 (4.59%) Python
8 536 (2.28%) C
9 452 (1.92%) C++
10 411 (1.75%) VB.NET
11 301 (1.28%) VB
12 287 (1.22%) VBA
13 276 (1.17%) TypeScript
14 270 (1.15%) PHP
15 262 (1.11%) Bash Shell
16 256 (1.09%) R
17 241 (1.03%) VBScript
18 225 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 197 (0.84%) Ruby
20 160 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,882 (12.26%) Degree
2 2,278 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,195 (5.08%) MCSE
4 958 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 862 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 691 (2.94%) MCSA
7 654 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 600 (2.55%) SC Cleared
9 530 (2.25%) CCNA
10 468 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 462 (1.97%) MCP
12 415 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
13 414 (1.76%) CISSP
14 296 (1.26%) CCNP
15 257 (1.09%) MCITP
16 241 (1.03%) DV Cleared
17 185 (0.79%) ISEB
18 175 (0.74%) PMI Certification
19 174 (0.74%) SANS
20 161 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,080 (4.59%) SLA
2 868 (3.69%) QA
3 658 (2.80%) GDPR
4 569 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 340 (1.45%) PMO
6 304 (1.29%) Data Quality
7 214 (0.91%) PCI DSS
8 112 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 81 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 44 (0.19%) COBIT
11 43 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 35 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 27 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 26 (0.11%) HIPAA
15 24 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 20 (0.085%) GAMP
17 14 (0.060%) HL7
17 14 (0.060%) JSP 440
18 10 (0.043%) WAI
19 9 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 5,750 (24.46%) Active Directory
2 2,500 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,695 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 553 (2.35%) Docker
5 548 (2.33%) XenApp
6 514 (2.19%) vSphere
7 466 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 377 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 287 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
10 210 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 163 (0.69%) Firmware
12 142 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 118 (0.50%) XenServer
14 114 (0.48%) BitLocker
15 97 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
16 92 (0.39%) Terminal Services
17 84 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 73 (0.31%) Terminal Server
19 63 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
20 57 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,525 (6.49%) SCCM
2 450 (1.91%) Puppet
3 424 (1.80%) SCOM
4 410 (1.74%) Ansible
5 345 (1.47%) Kubernetes
6 288 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 279 (1.19%) WSUS
8 276 (1.17%) Terraform
9 253 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 220 (0.94%) Backup Exec
11 184 (0.78%) SCVMM
11 184 (0.78%) vCenter Server
12 173 (0.74%) Nagios
13 120 (0.51%) SCOrch
14 119 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
15 115 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
16 114 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
17 107 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
18 91 (0.39%) AirWatch
19 85 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,676 (15.64%) VMware
2 2,079 (8.84%) Cisco
3 1,794 (7.63%) Citrix
4 1,385 (5.89%) Oracle
5 928 (3.95%) HP
6 681 (2.90%) Google
7 655 (2.79%) SAP
8 514 (2.19%) Dell
9 506 (2.15%) Tableau
10 485 (2.06%) IBM
11 455 (1.94%) NetApp
12 390 (1.66%) Veeam
13 379 (1.61%) Apple
14 340 (1.45%) Symantec
15 314 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
16 305 (1.30%) Red Hat
17 291 (1.24%) EMC
18 269 (1.14%) ServiceNow
19 243 (1.03%) McAfee
20 213 (0.91%) CheckPoint