Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20,996 25,729 27,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.69% 16.95% 16.41%
As % of the Vendors category 39.30% 39.72% 37.03%
Number of salaries quoted 17,267 21,133 23,548
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 53,424 64,784 75,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.47% 42.67% 44.32%
Number of salaries quoted 41,217 50,668 58,651
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -2 7,652 £55,000 - 1,179
South East +1 4,522 £45,000 - 1,057
North of England +1 3,274 £40,000 -5.88% 1,025
Midlands 0 2,465 £42,500 +6.25% 716
North West +2 1,734 £40,000 -6.98% 599
South West +1 1,648 £39,750 -0.63% 410
West Midlands 0 1,518 £45,000 +12.50% 453
East of England 0 1,344 £42,500 - 437
Yorkshire +1 1,306 £40,000 - 327
East Midlands 0 939 £40,000 - 262
North East 0 237 £37,500 - 100
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7,644 (36.41%) Windows
2 7,255 (34.55%) Azure
3 5,822 (27.73%) SQL Server
4 5,568 (26.52%) Active Directory
5 5,429 (25.86%) SQL
6 4,978 (23.71%) Office 365
7 4,834 (23.02%) C#
8 4,767 (22.70%) .NET
9 4,571 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
10 3,862 (18.39%) Finance
11 3,520 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
12 3,412 (16.25%) Windows Server
13 3,217 (15.32%) VMware
14 3,085 (14.69%) ITIL
15 2,945 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
16 2,605 (12.41%) JavaScript
17 2,359 (11.24%) AWS
18 2,295 (10.93%) ASP.NET
19 2,270 (10.81%) Windows 10
20 2,204 (10.50%) Degree
21 2,191 (10.44%) PowerShell
22 2,092 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2,068 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
24 2,022 (9.63%) DevOps
25 1,967 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,914 (9.12%) MVC
27 1,895 (9.03%) Firewall
28 1,890 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
29 1,856 (8.84%) Cisco
30 1,839 (8.76%) 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 1,839 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 1,838 (8.75%) MS Exchange
3 780 (3.71%) IIS
4 609 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 511 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 473 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 289 (1.38%) Confluence
8 281 (1.34%) CMS
9 184 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 143 (0.68%) Apache
11 124 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 116 (0.55%) Umbraco
13 110 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 97 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
15 92 (0.44%) Apache Spark
16 83 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
17 82 (0.39%) EPiServer
18 68 (0.32%) SAS
19 56 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
20 55 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3,520 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1,764 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 737 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 450 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 273 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 114 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 41 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 21 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.090%) Acrobat
12 17 (0.081%) Adobe XD
12 17 (0.081%) SPSS
13 14 (0.067%) InDesign
14 13 (0.062%) InfoPath
15 12 (0.057%) S-PLUS
16 10 (0.048%) Chatbot
16 10 (0.048%) Sketch
17 8 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
17 8 (0.038%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 731 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 399 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 148 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 95 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 72 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 38 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 38 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 33 (0.16%) Magento
8 32 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 26 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 24 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
11 20 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
12 19 (0.090%) SAP BPC
13 18 (0.086%) Payment Gateway
13 18 (0.086%) Sage 200
14 17 (0.081%) assyst
14 17 (0.081%) SAP ERP
15 15 (0.071%) FastStats
15 15 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 15 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7,255 (34.55%) Azure
2 4,978 (23.71%) Office 365
3 2,359 (11.24%) AWS
4 1,477 (7.03%) Power Platform
5 806 (3.84%) Dynamics 365
6 765 (3.64%) SaaS
7 748 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 656 (3.12%) PaaS
9 648 (3.09%) IaaS
10 382 (1.82%) GCP
11 329 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
12 324 (1.54%) OneDrive
13 279 (1.33%) Serverless
14 223 (1.06%) PowerApps
15 219 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
16 149 (0.71%) GitHub
17 145 (0.69%) Mimecast
18 133 (0.63%) Azure Functions
19 111 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
20 103 (0.49%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,895 (9.03%) Firewall
2 1,748 (8.33%) DNS
3 1,414 (6.73%) DHCP
4 1,138 (5.42%) WAN
5 1,120 (5.33%) LAN
6 1,081 (5.15%) TCP/IP
7 781 (3.72%) VPN
8 712 (3.39%) SAN
9 687 (3.27%) Skype
10 587 (2.80%) Internet
10 587 (2.80%) Wireless
11 556 (2.65%) VoIP
12 376 (1.79%) VLAN
13 326 (1.55%) Network Security
14 285 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
15 248 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
16 233 (1.11%) Unified Communications
17 203 (0.97%) NAS
18 178 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
19 167 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,822 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 1,417 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,324 (6.31%) Power BI
4 1,322 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,136 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 786 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 631 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 444 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 442 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 411 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 396 (1.89%) Big Data
12 367 (1.75%) NoSQL
13 329 (1.57%) MySQL
14 307 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 285 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
16 279 (1.33%) Data Lake
17 224 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 194 (0.92%) MongoDB
19 192 (0.91%) RDBMS
20 163 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,041 (4.96%) Visual Studio
2 983 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 805 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 692 (3.30%) JIRA
5 415 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 397 (1.89%) Selenium
7 354 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 223 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 219 (1.04%) TeamCity
10 184 (0.88%) NUnit
11 166 (0.79%) SpecFlow
12 160 (0.76%) Subversion
13 133 (0.63%) MSI
14 114 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 112 (0.53%) Bitbucket
16 110 (0.52%) WebDriver
17 105 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 86 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
19 82 (0.39%) GitLab
20 81 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 3,862 (18.39%) Finance
2 928 (4.42%) Retail
3 810 (3.86%) Public Sector
4 708 (3.37%) Marketing
5 565 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 494 (2.35%) Legal
7 477 (2.27%) Banking
8 445 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 414 (1.97%) Law
10 191 (0.91%) Advertising
11 157 (0.75%) Back Office
12 133 (0.63%) Electronics
13 127 (0.60%) Local Government
14 126 (0.60%) Games
15 102 (0.49%) Front Office
15 102 (0.49%) Publishing
16 97 (0.46%) Billing
17 89 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 87 (0.41%) Aerospace
19 84 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,559 (21.71%) Developer
2 3,196 (15.22%) Analyst
3 1,693 (8.06%) .NET Developer
4 1,472 (7.01%) Support Engineer
5 1,367 (6.51%) Consultant
6 1,355 (6.45%) Architect
7 1,206 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,121 (5.34%) IT Support
9 1,118 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 1,091 (5.20%) Support Analyst
11 811 (3.86%) Senior Developer
12 793 (3.78%) IT Engineer
13 770 (3.67%) Software Developer
14 748 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
15 659 (3.14%) Administrator
16 650 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
17 601 (2.86%) Service Analyst
18 594 (2.83%) IT Analyst
19 554 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
20 553 (2.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,767 (22.70%) .NET
2 2,295 (10.93%) ASP.NET
3 1,790 (8.53%) HTML
4 1,564 (7.45%) CSS
5 1,374 (6.54%) AngularJS
6 1,207 (5.75%) .NET Framework
7 1,126 (5.36%) Web Services
8 1,101 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,097 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 899 (4.28%) .NET Core
11 813 (3.87%) jQuery
12 694 (3.31%) XML
13 646 (3.08%) RESTful
14 597 (2.84%) REST
15 585 (2.79%) React
16 581 (2.77%) HTML5
17 569 (2.71%) WCF
18 461 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 459 (2.19%) Entity Framework
20 388 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,890 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1,099 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 1,018 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 982 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 625 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
6 539 (2.57%) User Experience
7 409 (1.95%) Public Cloud
8 403 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 314 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 300 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 267 (1.27%) Clustering
12 254 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 233 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 232 (1.10%) Replication
15 205 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 170 (0.81%) PKI
17 166 (0.79%) Private Cloud
18 160 (0.76%) Blackberry
19 140 (0.67%) iPhone
20 135 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7,644 (36.41%) Windows
2 3,412 (16.25%) Windows Server
3 2,270 (10.81%) Windows 10
4 1,634 (7.78%) Linux
5 1,421 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,331 (6.34%) Windows 7
7 1,015 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 442 (2.11%) Unix
9 427 (2.03%) Android
10 358 (1.71%) Windows 8
11 340 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 282 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 189 (0.90%) Mac OS
14 143 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 124 (0.59%) Mac OS X
16 121 (0.58%) Windows XP
17 113 (0.54%) CentOS
18 99 (0.47%) Ubuntu
19 83 (0.40%) Solaris
20 59 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,571 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,085 (14.69%) ITIL
3 2,945 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
4 2,068 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
5 2,022 (9.63%) DevOps
6 1,914 (9.12%) MVC
7 1,531 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,405 (6.69%) Project Management
9 1,351 (6.43%) Scrum
10 1,304 (6.21%) Migration
11 1,284 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 1,174 (5.59%) CRM
13 1,141 (5.43%) Analytics
14 1,093 (5.21%) TDD
15 984 (4.69%) Software Engineering
16 958 (4.56%) Test Automation
17 937 (4.46%) SDLC
18 915 (4.36%) Change Management
19 871 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
20 862 (4.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5,429 (25.86%) SQL
2 4,834 (23.02%) C#
3 2,605 (12.41%) JavaScript
4 2,191 (10.44%) PowerShell
5 1,366 (6.51%) T-SQL
6 969 (4.62%) Python
7 954 (4.54%) Java
8 394 (1.88%) VB.NET
9 392 (1.87%) C
10 332 (1.58%) VB
11 308 (1.47%) TypeScript
12 302 (1.44%) C++
13 295 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 222 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 217 (1.03%) R
16 208 (0.99%) PHP
17 207 (0.99%) VBA
18 173 (0.82%) Ruby
19 170 (0.81%) PL/SQL
20 124 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,204 (10.50%) Degree
2 1,967 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 938 (4.47%) MCSE
4 805 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 778 (3.71%) Security Cleared
6 622 (2.96%) CCNA
7 608 (2.90%) MCSA
8 447 (2.13%) MCP
9 417 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 393 (1.87%) SC Cleared
11 319 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 281 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 256 (1.22%) CCNP
14 188 (0.90%) MCITP
15 158 (0.75%) DV Cleared
16 148 (0.70%) CISSP
17 133 (0.63%) ISEB
18 129 (0.61%) DBS Check
19 125 (0.60%) ISTQB
20 122 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,228 (5.85%) SLA
2 697 (3.32%) QA
3 355 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 313 (1.49%) GDPR
5 256 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 185 (0.88%) PMO
7 143 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 94 (0.45%) COBIT
9 83 (0.40%) NIST
10 64 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 61 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 53 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
13 23 (0.11%) NCSC
14 20 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 17 (0.081%) HMG Infosec
16 16 (0.076%) ISO 22301
16 16 (0.076%) WAI
17 15 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 15 (0.071%) ISAE 3402
18 14 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5,568 (26.52%) Active Directory
2 2,092 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,610 (7.67%) Hyper-V
4 596 (2.84%) Docker
5 574 (2.73%) XenApp
6 456 (2.17%) vSphere
7 402 (1.91%) XenDesktop
8 304 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 264 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 184 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 128 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
12 126 (0.60%) Firmware
13 119 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 106 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 86 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 78 (0.37%) BitLocker
17 70 (0.33%) VMware NSX
18 66 (0.31%) NFS
19 56 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 54 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,601 (7.63%) SCCM
2 652 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 395 (1.88%) Ansible
4 382 (1.82%) Kubernetes
5 337 (1.61%) Terraform
6 328 (1.56%) SCOM
7 295 (1.41%) Puppet
8 279 (1.33%) WSUS
9 209 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
10 139 (0.66%) Backup Exec
11 131 (0.62%) vCenter Server
12 96 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
13 92 (0.44%) SCVMM
14 81 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
15 80 (0.38%) Nagios
16 78 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
17 73 (0.35%) AirWatch
17 73 (0.35%) vRealize
18 67 (0.32%) SCOrch
19 65 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3,217 (15.32%) VMware
2 1,856 (8.84%) Cisco
3 1,718 (8.18%) Citrix
4 1,114 (5.31%) Oracle
5 651 (3.10%) HP
6 561 (2.67%) Google
7 541 (2.58%) SAP
8 455 (2.17%) Dell
9 423 (2.01%) Apple
10 384 (1.83%) IBM
11 383 (1.82%) Tableau
12 369 (1.76%) Veeam
13 360 (1.71%) ServiceNow
14 323 (1.54%) NetApp
15 268 (1.28%) Meraki
16 264 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
17 245 (1.17%) Symantec
18 196 (0.93%) Adobe
19 190 (0.90%) EMC
20 184 (0.88%) SolarWinds