Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 27,980 26,565 31,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.24% 16.32% 16.54%
As % of the Vendors category 39.06% 36.89% 36.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23,281 22,836 27,117
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £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 71,632 72,002 85,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.13% 44.24% 45.05%
Number of salaries quoted 56,547 57,860 70,352
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 10,331 £52,500 - 997
South East -2 5,447 £42,500 +6.25% 663
North of England +2 4,560 £42,500 +13.33% 623
Midlands +5 3,283 £40,500 +1.25% 486
East of England +1 2,201 £42,500 +6.25% 285
North West +2 2,189 £42,500 +13.33% 315
West Midlands +4 2,065 £41,250 +3.13% 287
South West +3 1,958 £40,000 +9.59% 277
Yorkshire +1 1,839 £40,500 +8.00% 258
East Midlands +5 1,213 £40,000 - 199
North East +5 532 £38,000 +8.57% 50
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9,083 (32.46%) Windows
2 8,853 (31.64%) SQL
3 8,733 (31.21%) SQL Server
4 7,551 (26.99%) .NET
5 7,283 (26.03%) C#
6 6,268 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 6,140 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
8 6,082 (21.74%) Active Directory
9 5,623 (20.10%) Finance
10 4,252 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
11 4,184 (14.95%) Windows Server
12 4,097 (14.64%) JavaScript
13 4,074 (14.56%) Office 365
14 3,999 (14.29%) VMware
15 3,872 (13.84%) ASP.NET
16 3,716 (13.28%) ITIL
17 3,368 (12.04%) MVC
18 3,212 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
19 3,184 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
20 3,120 (11.15%) Degree
21 2,992 (10.69%) HTML
22 2,868 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,631 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 2,562 (9.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 2,520 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
26 2,502 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
27 2,489 (8.90%) CSS
28 2,409 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
29 2,359 (8.43%) PowerShell
30 2,353 (8.41%) T-SQL

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 2,307 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 2,265 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 931 (3.33%) IIS
4 823 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 692 (2.47%) Skype for Business
6 687 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 435 (1.55%) CMS
8 418 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 331 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 250 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
11 248 (0.89%) Umbraco
12 245 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 213 (0.76%) Apache
14 211 (0.75%) Confluence
15 171 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
16 163 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
17 156 (0.56%) WebSphere
18 150 (0.54%) Tomcat
19 140 (0.50%) Apache Spark
20 137 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4,252 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2,224 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 867 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 471 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
5 467 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 131 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 75 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 64 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 47 (0.17%) SPSS
10 29 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 29 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 23 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
13 15 (0.054%) Camtasia
14 13 (0.046%) AutoCAD
15 10 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.032%) InDesign
16 9 (0.032%) RoboHelp
17 8 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
17 8 (0.029%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1,706 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 999 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 730 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 107 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 70 (0.25%) Elite 3E
6 60 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 48 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 36 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 35 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
10 34 (0.12%) BPCS
10 34 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 34 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 32 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
12 30 (0.11%) Relativity
13 28 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
14 26 (0.093%) Concordance
15 25 (0.089%) Workfront
16 22 (0.079%) assyst
16 22 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
17 18 (0.064%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6,268 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,074 (14.56%) Office 365
3 2,409 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1,322 (4.72%) Dynamics 365
5 814 (2.91%) IaaS
6 802 (2.87%) SaaS
7 720 (2.57%) PaaS
8 409 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 363 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 312 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
11 253 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
12 232 (0.83%) Serverless
13 175 (0.63%) OneDrive
14 171 (0.61%) GitHub
15 131 (0.47%) Mimecast
16 108 (0.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 100 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
18 84 (0.30%) G Suite
19 75 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
19 75 (0.27%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2,051 (7.33%) Firewall
2 1,893 (6.77%) DNS
3 1,462 (5.23%) DHCP
4 1,348 (4.82%) WAN
5 1,281 (4.58%) TCP/IP
6 1,278 (4.57%) LAN
7 1,020 (3.65%) SAN
8 964 (3.45%) VPN
9 626 (2.24%) Internet
10 597 (2.13%) Skype
11 517 (1.85%) Network Security
12 492 (1.76%) VoIP
13 412 (1.47%) VLAN
13 412 (1.47%) Wireless
14 348 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
15 295 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
16 232 (0.83%) HTTP
17 221 (0.79%) Intranet
18 217 (0.78%) MPLS
19 213 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,733 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 2,631 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,562 (9.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,579 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1,510 (5.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,376 (4.92%) Power BI
7 807 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 804 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 761 (2.72%) Relational Database
10 714 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 668 (2.39%) Big Data
12 642 (2.29%) NoSQL
13 557 (1.99%) MySQL
14 515 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
15 400 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 363 (1.30%) Oracle Database
17 361 (1.29%) Data Lake
18 335 (1.20%) MongoDB
19 279 (1.00%) QlikView
20 276 (0.99%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,649 (5.89%) Visual Studio
2 1,288 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 1,150 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 741 (2.65%) JIRA
5 469 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 435 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 370 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 328 (1.17%) Selenium
9 312 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 304 (1.09%) NUnit
11 280 (1.00%) Subversion
12 212 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 124 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 115 (0.41%) MSTest
15 113 (0.40%) SpecFlow
16 112 (0.40%) Bitbucket
17 107 (0.38%) MSBuild
18 95 (0.34%) gulp
19 93 (0.33%) Moq
19 93 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5,623 (20.10%) Finance
2 2,246 (8.03%) Advertising
3 1,527 (5.46%) Retail
4 1,013 (3.62%) Marketing
5 817 (2.92%) Banking
6 723 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 656 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 647 (2.31%) Legal
9 562 (2.01%) Law
10 378 (1.35%) Games
11 247 (0.88%) Back Office
12 229 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 181 (0.65%) Electronics
14 168 (0.60%) Front Office
15 161 (0.58%) Publishing
16 145 (0.52%) Financial Institution
17 143 (0.51%) German Language
18 127 (0.45%) Billing
19 124 (0.44%) French Language
20 113 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7,293 (26.07%) Developer
2 4,190 (14.97%) Analyst
3 2,980 (10.65%) .NET Developer
4 2,391 (8.55%) Consultant
5 2,210 (7.90%) C# Developer
6 1,923 (6.87%) Architect
7 1,683 (6.02%) Support Engineer
8 1,522 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,454 (5.20%) Support Analyst
10 1,219 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,178 (4.21%) IT Support
12 1,140 (4.07%) Senior Developer
13 1,079 (3.86%) Software Developer
14 991 (3.54%) SQL Developer
15 832 (2.97%) Administrator
16 812 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
17 774 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 719 (2.57%) Project Manager
19 714 (2.55%) ASP.NET Developer
20 707 (2.53%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,551 (26.99%) .NET
2 3,872 (13.84%) ASP.NET
3 2,992 (10.69%) HTML
4 2,489 (8.90%) CSS
5 2,228 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,970 (7.04%) AngularJS
7 1,870 (6.68%) Web Services
8 1,867 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 1,540 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,373 (4.91%) jQuery
11 1,230 (4.40%) WCF
12 970 (3.47%) XML
13 899 (3.21%) HTML5
14 864 (3.09%) RESTful
15 857 (3.06%) Entity Framework
16 788 (2.82%) WPF
17 697 (2.49%) REST
18 604 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 572 (2.04%) JSON
20 562 (2.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2,520 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 1,243 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
3 1,197 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 1,146 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 1,096 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1,017 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 713 (2.55%) User Experience
8 661 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
9 505 (1.80%) Driving Licence
10 384 (1.37%) Fintech
11 371 (1.33%) Replication
12 367 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 357 (1.28%) Mobile App
14 349 (1.25%) Clustering
15 269 (0.96%) Blackberry
16 199 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 194 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
18 184 (0.66%) Private Cloud
19 183 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
20 182 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9,083 (32.46%) Windows
2 4,184 (14.95%) Windows Server
3 1,999 (7.14%) Linux
4 1,990 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,901 (6.79%) Windows 7
6 1,832 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,793 (6.41%) Windows 10
8 658 (2.35%) Unix
9 551 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 530 (1.89%) Android
11 363 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 356 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 344 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 242 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 210 (0.75%) Windows XP
16 165 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 113 (0.40%) Solaris
18 108 (0.39%) CentOS
19 82 (0.29%) Ubuntu
20 53 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,140 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 3,716 (13.28%) ITIL
3 3,368 (12.04%) MVC
4 3,212 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
5 3,184 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2,303 (8.23%) CRM
7 2,034 (7.27%) Scrum
8 1,991 (7.12%) Project Management
9 1,793 (6.41%) TDD
10 1,780 (6.36%) Software Engineering
11 1,567 (5.60%) DevOps
12 1,350 (4.82%) Migration
13 1,298 (4.64%) SDLC
14 1,234 (4.41%) Analytics
15 1,216 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
16 1,214 (4.34%) ERP
17 1,202 (4.30%) Mentoring
18 1,196 (4.27%) OO
19 1,193 (4.26%) ETL
20 1,188 (4.25%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8,853 (31.64%) SQL
2 7,283 (26.03%) C#
3 4,097 (14.64%) JavaScript
4 2,359 (8.43%) PowerShell
5 2,353 (8.41%) T-SQL
6 1,198 (4.28%) Java
7 929 (3.32%) Python
8 673 (2.41%) C
9 527 (1.88%) VB.NET
10 488 (1.74%) C++
11 417 (1.49%) VBA
12 386 (1.38%) Ruby
13 377 (1.35%) VB
14 319 (1.14%) TypeScript
15 288 (1.03%) PL/SQL
16 279 (1.00%) PHP
17 255 (0.91%) VBScript
18 235 (0.84%) R
19 209 (0.75%) Bash Shell
20 204 (0.73%) X++
Qualifications
1 3,120 (11.15%) Degree
2 2,868 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,393 (4.98%) MCSE
4 863 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 798 (2.85%) MCSA
6 766 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 704 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 668 (2.39%) MCP
9 550 (1.97%) CCNA
10 474 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 365 (1.30%) MCITP
12 362 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
13 332 (1.19%) CCNP
14 279 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 254 (0.91%) CISSP
16 218 (0.78%) PMI Certification
17 202 (0.72%) DBS Check
18 197 (0.70%) MCTS
19 194 (0.69%) ISEB
20 179 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,225 (4.38%) SLA
2 881 (3.15%) QA
3 388 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 381 (1.36%) PMO
5 308 (1.10%) GDPR
6 294 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 182 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 60 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 45 (0.16%) GCP
10 44 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 43 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 26 (0.093%) MiFID
13 24 (0.086%) COBIT
14 22 (0.079%) GAMP
15 19 (0.068%) Solvency II
16 16 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 12 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 12 (0.043%) P3O
18 11 (0.039%) WAI
19 10 (0.036%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6,082 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2,502 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,001 (7.15%) Hyper-V
4 629 (2.25%) XenApp
5 594 (2.12%) vSphere
6 535 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 425 (1.52%) Docker
8 422 (1.51%) XenDesktop
9 328 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
10 295 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 217 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 163 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 139 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 138 (0.49%) XenServer
15 104 (0.37%) BitLocker
16 99 (0.35%) Xen
17 94 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 87 (0.31%) Firmware
19 84 (0.30%) VMware NSX
20 68 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,581 (5.65%) SCCM
2 510 (1.82%) Puppet
3 457 (1.63%) SCOM
4 377 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 331 (1.18%) Ansible
6 304 (1.09%) WSUS
7 270 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 225 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 222 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 201 (0.72%) vCenter Server
11 184 (0.66%) Terraform
12 179 (0.64%) SCVMM
13 148 (0.53%) Kubernetes
14 132 (0.47%) SCOrch
15 121 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
16 118 (0.42%) AirWatch
17 109 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
18 95 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
19 93 (0.33%) Kibana
20 85 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 3,999 (14.29%) VMware
2 1,980 (7.08%) Cisco
2 1,980 (7.08%) Citrix
3 1,783 (6.37%) Oracle
4 950 (3.40%) HP
5 830 (2.97%) Google
6 735 (2.63%) SAP
7 616 (2.20%) Apple
8 567 (2.03%) Tableau
9 475 (1.70%) IBM
10 405 (1.45%) Veeam
11 396 (1.42%) Dell
12 380 (1.36%) NetApp
13 366 (1.31%) Capita
14 356 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
15 350 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 318 (1.14%) EMC
17 296 (1.06%) ServiceNow
18 275 (0.98%) SolarWinds
19 270 (0.96%) Symantec