Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9,465 21,684 27,504
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 15.80% 16.43% 17.23%
As % of the Vendors category 38.48% 38.68% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,424 18,750 24,352
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.60%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £74,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 24,597 56,060 69,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.06% 42.48% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18,996 43,368 53,965
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 3,548 £57,500 +4.55% 391
South East -2 1,789 £47,500 +5.56% 341
North of England -5 1,548 £45,000 +12.50% 373
Midlands 0 1,171 £45,000 +8.43% 302
North West -4 862 £45,000 +5.88% 216
West Midlands +2 824 £45,000 +1.12% 170
South West +2 743 £42,500 +3.03% 178
East of England 0 612 £42,500 - 153
Yorkshire -5 533 £42,500 +6.25% 118
East Midlands 0 339 £45,000 +20.00% 131
North East 0 154 £40,000 +10.34% 39
South Coast - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 4,161 (43.96%) Azure
2 3,270 (34.55%) Windows
3 2,683 (28.35%) SQL Server
4 2,632 (27.81%) SQL
5 2,328 (24.60%) Active Directory
6 2,233 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
7 2,200 (23.24%) .NET
8 2,183 (23.06%) Office 365
9 2,038 (21.53%) C#
10 1,796 (18.98%) Finance
11 1,657 (17.51%) VMware
12 1,603 (16.94%) Windows Server
13 1,320 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
14 1,240 (13.10%) AWS
15 1,174 (12.40%) PowerShell
16 1,151 (12.16%) JavaScript
17 1,149 (12.14%) ITIL
18 1,122 (11.85%) DevOps
19 1,096 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,081 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
21 1,059 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
22 960 (10.14%) ASP.NET
23 944 (9.97%) Degree
24 928 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
25 917 (9.69%) Cisco
26 875 (9.24%) Power Platform
27 868 (9.17%) Windows 10
28 862 (9.11%) Firewall
29 851 (8.99%) MVC
30 833 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 803 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 612 (6.47%) MS Exchange
3 341 (3.60%) IIS
4 239 (2.53%) Skype for Business
5 173 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 160 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 140 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
8 136 (1.44%) Confluence
9 131 (1.38%) CMS
10 72 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 71 (0.75%) Apache Spark
12 66 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 60 (0.63%) Apache
14 53 (0.56%) EPiServer
15 52 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 39 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 35 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
17 35 (0.37%) Tomcat
18 27 (0.29%) Kentico
19 22 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1,320 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 730 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 255 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 151 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 143 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 26 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.085%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.063%) InVision
10 6 (0.063%) Sketch
11 5 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.053%) Gliffy
11 5 (0.053%) SPSS
12 4 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.042%) EPLAN
12 4 (0.042%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.042%) Revit
12 4 (0.042%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 380 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 145 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 88 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 49 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 21 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 21 (0.22%) SAP Business One
7 20 (0.21%) Sage 200
8 18 (0.19%) Sage 500
9 14 (0.15%) Elite 3E
9 14 (0.15%) Magento
10 11 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
10 11 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.095%) Sentinel
11 9 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.085%) Maximo
12 8 (0.085%) Shopify
13 7 (0.074%) Exchequer
13 7 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
14 6 (0.063%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4,161 (43.96%) Azure
2 2,183 (23.06%) Office 365
3 1,240 (13.10%) AWS
4 875 (9.24%) Power Platform
5 521 (5.50%) SaaS
6 519 (5.48%) PaaS
7 480 (5.07%) IaaS
8 472 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 453 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
10 249 (2.63%) GCP
11 178 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
12 165 (1.74%) Serverless
13 155 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
14 142 (1.50%) PowerApps
15 137 (1.45%) OneDrive
16 79 (0.83%) Logic Apps
16 79 (0.83%) Mimecast
17 75 (0.79%) GitHub
18 72 (0.76%) Azure Functions
19 56 (0.59%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 862 (9.11%) Firewall
2 756 (7.99%) DNS
3 657 (6.94%) DHCP
4 485 (5.12%) WAN
5 463 (4.89%) TCP/IP
6 461 (4.87%) LAN
7 414 (4.37%) VPN
8 383 (4.05%) SAN
9 344 (3.63%) Skype
10 293 (3.10%) Internet
11 237 (2.50%) Wireless
12 210 (2.22%) VoIP
13 194 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
14 163 (1.72%) VLAN
15 162 (1.71%) Network Security
16 123 (1.30%) Unified Communications
17 100 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
18 95 (1.00%) NetScaler
19 94 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
20 87 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,683 (28.35%) SQL Server
2 788 (8.33%) Power BI
3 644 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 571 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 544 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
6 410 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 298 (3.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 255 (2.69%) Data Lake
9 239 (2.53%) Relational Database
10 230 (2.43%) Big Data
11 224 (2.37%) MongoDB
12 211 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
13 178 (1.88%) MySQL
14 176 (1.86%) NoSQL
15 148 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
16 124 (1.31%) SQL Server 2019
17 122 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 112 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 110 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
20 103 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 508 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 397 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 318 (3.36%) JIRA
4 233 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 204 (2.16%) Jenkins
6 192 (2.03%) Selenium
7 155 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 137 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 133 (1.41%) SpecFlow
10 99 (1.05%) NUnit
11 94 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
12 80 (0.85%) Subversion
13 58 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 57 (0.60%) MSTest
15 52 (0.55%) Moq
16 51 (0.54%) WebDriver
17 48 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 48 (0.51%) SoapUI
18 32 (0.34%) Cucumber
19 31 (0.33%) JUnit
General
1 1,796 (18.98%) Finance
2 330 (3.49%) Law
3 303 (3.20%) Public Sector
4 289 (3.05%) Retail
5 267 (2.82%) Marketing
6 259 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 256 (2.70%) Legal
8 224 (2.37%) Banking
9 163 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 118 (1.25%) Games
11 93 (0.98%) Local Government
12 89 (0.94%) Advertising
13 87 (0.92%) Back Office
14 84 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 81 (0.86%) Front Office
16 68 (0.72%) Electronics
17 39 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 37 (0.39%) Automotive
19 33 (0.35%) Billing
20 32 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,102 (22.21%) Developer
2 1,170 (12.36%) Analyst
3 836 (8.83%) .NET Developer
4 689 (7.28%) Architect
5 618 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 582 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 555 (5.86%) Consultant
8 532 (5.62%) C# Developer
9 389 (4.11%) IT Support
10 382 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 370 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 360 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
13 348 (3.68%) IT Engineer
14 310 (3.28%) Software Developer
15 284 (3.00%) Administrator
16 253 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 245 (2.59%) Azure Engineer
18 233 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
19 224 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
19 224 (2.37%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,200 (23.24%) .NET
2 960 (10.14%) ASP.NET
3 716 (7.56%) .NET Framework
4 701 (7.41%) HTML
5 692 (7.31%) AngularJS
6 640 (6.76%) .NET Core
7 618 (6.53%) CSS
8 548 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 481 (5.08%) React
10 459 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 398 (4.20%) Web Services
12 381 (4.03%) Entity Framework
13 338 (3.57%) jQuery
14 308 (3.25%) REST
15 258 (2.73%) HTML5
16 237 (2.50%) XML
17 221 (2.33%) Vue.js
18 206 (2.18%) Node.js
19 170 (1.80%) RESTful
20 168 (1.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 832 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 593 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 402 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 352 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
5 329 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 231 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 225 (2.38%) User Experience
8 158 (1.67%) Driving Licence
9 154 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 134 (1.42%) Clustering
11 132 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 124 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
13 107 (1.13%) Replication
14 101 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 100 (1.06%) Hedge funds
16 96 (1.01%) Data Structures
17 94 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
17 94 (0.99%) PKI
18 90 (0.95%) Cloud Native
19 76 (0.80%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3,270 (34.55%) Windows
2 1,603 (16.94%) Windows Server
3 868 (9.17%) Windows 10
4 806 (8.52%) Linux
5 575 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 483 (5.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 378 (3.99%) Windows 7
8 372 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 188 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 168 (1.77%) Unix
11 154 (1.63%) Android
12 153 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 98 (1.04%) Windows 8
14 90 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 59 (0.62%) Mac OS X
17 50 (0.53%) CentOS
18 47 (0.50%) Mac OS
19 37 (0.39%) Windows XP
20 36 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,233 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,149 (12.14%) ITIL
3 1,122 (11.85%) DevOps
4 1,081 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
5 1,059 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
6 851 (8.99%) MVC
7 833 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 708 (7.48%) Scrum
9 702 (7.42%) Migration
10 665 (7.03%) Analytics
11 645 (6.81%) Project Management
12 620 (6.55%) CRM
13 518 (5.47%) TDD
14 514 (5.43%) Project Delivery
15 495 (5.23%) Test Automation
16 475 (5.02%) Microservices
17 459 (4.85%) Mentoring
18 423 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
19 421 (4.45%) Change Management
20 416 (4.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,632 (27.81%) SQL
2 2,038 (21.53%) C#
3 1,174 (12.40%) PowerShell
4 1,151 (12.16%) JavaScript
5 617 (6.52%) Python
6 572 (6.04%) T-SQL
7 297 (3.14%) Java
8 217 (2.29%) TypeScript
9 156 (1.65%) VBA
10 143 (1.51%) R
11 139 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 139 (1.47%) C++
12 136 (1.44%) C
13 125 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 108 (1.14%) VB
15 105 (1.11%) PHP
16 99 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 86 (0.91%) PL/SQL
18 67 (0.71%) Perl
19 58 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 944 (9.97%) Degree
2 928 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 527 (5.57%) Security Cleared
4 433 (4.57%) MCSE
5 378 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 330 (3.49%) MCSA
7 325 (3.43%) SC Cleared
8 278 (2.94%) CCNA
9 181 (1.91%) MCP
10 173 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 145 (1.53%) DV Cleared
12 143 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
13 128 (1.35%) CCNP
14 117 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 92 (0.97%) CISSP
15 92 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
16 71 (0.75%) MCITP
17 70 (0.74%) CISM
18 50 (0.53%) ISEB
19 41 (0.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 454 (4.80%) SLA
2 284 (3.00%) QA
3 230 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 204 (2.16%) GDPR
5 102 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 95 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 58 (0.61%) NIST
8 36 (0.38%) PMO
9 33 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 28 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 26 (0.27%) NCSC
12 25 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
13 23 (0.24%) BS25999
14 18 (0.19%) NIST 800
15 16 (0.17%) ISO 9001
16 13 (0.14%) COBIT
17 6 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 19770
17 6 (0.063%) SEPA
17 6 (0.063%) TARGET2
18 5 (0.053%) AICPA
System Software
1 2,328 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 1,096 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 767 (8.10%) Hyper-V
4 323 (3.41%) Docker
5 267 (2.82%) vSphere
6 240 (2.54%) XenApp
7 204 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 167 (1.76%) XenDesktop
9 124 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
10 89 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 62 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 41 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 41 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 40 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 40 (0.42%) NFS
15 39 (0.41%) Firmware
16 31 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
17 29 (0.31%) Terminal Server
18 25 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 720 (7.61%) SCCM
2 362 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 252 (2.66%) Kubernetes
4 234 (2.47%) Terraform
5 206 (2.18%) Ansible
6 153 (1.62%) SCOM
6 153 (1.62%) WSUS
7 135 (1.43%) Puppet
8 111 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 88 (0.93%) SCVMM
10 81 (0.86%) Backup Exec
11 79 (0.83%) vCenter Server
12 61 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
13 56 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 45 (0.48%) Nagios
15 41 (0.43%) NetBackup
16 33 (0.35%) SCOrch
17 31 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
18 29 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
19 26 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,657 (17.51%) VMware
2 917 (9.69%) Cisco
3 743 (7.85%) Citrix
4 434 (4.59%) Oracle
5 375 (3.96%) HP
6 297 (3.14%) SAP
7 289 (3.05%) Google
8 236 (2.49%) Dell
9 210 (2.22%) Tableau
10 192 (2.03%) IBM
11 176 (1.86%) Veeam
12 159 (1.68%) NetApp
13 147 (1.55%) Databricks
14 141 (1.49%) CheckPoint
15 121 (1.28%) Apple
16 120 (1.27%) EMC
17 116 (1.23%) Palo Alto
18 108 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
19 107 (1.13%) Sophos
20 105 (1.11%) ServiceNow