Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16,543 7,078 21,004
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 14.99% 15.78% 16.64%
As % of the Vendors category 38.60% 40.65% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12,469 5,959 17,393
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,700 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,250 £37,000 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 42,857 17,414 53,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.84% 38.83% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 28,849 14,076 41,332
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -7 5,631 £60,000 - 1,213
North of England +3 3,023 £43,000 -4.44% 1,058
South East +2 3,006 £46,250 -2.63% 747
Midlands +1 2,308 £42,500 - 667
North West +3 1,576 £45,000 -3.98% 568
West Midlands 0 1,550 £44,000 +2.33% 400
South West +6 1,366 £42,500 - 337
Yorkshire +2 1,151 £42,500 +2.41% 314
East of England 0 890 £42,500 -5.56% 327
East Midlands +1 747 £40,000 -5.88% 264
North East +3 296 £37,750 -11.70% 176
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 7,636 (46.16%) Azure
2 4,937 (29.84%) Social Skills
3 4,684 (28.31%) Windows
4 4,283 (25.89%) Microsoft 365
5 4,205 (25.42%) SQL
6 3,941 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3,718 (22.47%) Active Directory
8 3,508 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 3,027 (18.30%) .NET
10 2,872 (17.36%) Finance
11 2,817 (17.03%) C#
12 2,792 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
13 2,774 (16.77%) DevOps
14 2,611 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
15 2,187 (13.22%) Windows Server
16 2,147 (12.98%) AWS
17 2,092 (12.65%) VMware
18 2,086 (12.61%) Power Platform
19 2,001 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
20 1,976 (11.94%) ITIL
21 1,750 (10.58%) PowerShell
22 1,706 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
23 1,700 (10.28%) JavaScript
24 1,668 (10.08%) Degree
25 1,617 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
26 1,601 (9.68%) Power BI
27 1,559 (9.42%) SharePoint
28 1,446 (8.74%) Analytics
29 1,441 (8.71%) Project Management
30 1,437 (8.69%) Firewall

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 1,559 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 838 (5.07%) MS Exchange
3 422 (2.55%) IIS
4 319 (1.93%) CMS
5 261 (1.58%) Confluence
6 130 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 129 (0.78%) Apache
8 128 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 116 (0.70%) Apache Spark
9 116 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 107 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 73 (0.44%) nginx
12 68 (0.41%) WordPress
13 67 (0.41%) SAS
14 66 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 62 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 55 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
17 49 (0.30%) EPiServer
17 49 (0.30%) Tomcat
18 46 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 2,792 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1,617 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 596 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 288 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
5 262 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 109 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.25%) InDesign
8 39 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 38 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 24 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 24 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 21 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 14 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
13 13 (0.079%) InVision
14 11 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
15 10 (0.060%) FrameMaker
15 10 (0.060%) Sketch
16 9 (0.054%) Figma
17 7 (0.042%) Revit
18 6 (0.036%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 483 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 218 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 115 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 79 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 74 (0.45%) Maximo
6 62 (0.37%) Sentinel
7 38 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
8 36 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 35 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 35 (0.21%) SAP Business One
10 29 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 25 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 25 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 21 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
12 21 (0.13%) SAP HR
13 20 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
13 20 (0.12%) SAP ERP
14 19 (0.11%) Sage 200
14 19 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
15 17 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7,636 (46.16%) Azure
2 4,283 (25.89%) Microsoft 365
3 2,147 (12.98%) AWS
4 2,086 (12.61%) Power Platform
5 985 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 965 (5.83%) SaaS
7 961 (5.81%) Dynamics 365
8 874 (5.28%) PaaS
9 798 (4.82%) IaaS
10 527 (3.19%) GCP
11 500 (3.02%) Serverless
12 476 (2.88%) PowerApps
13 472 (2.85%) Azure Data Factory
14 393 (2.38%) Power Automate
15 350 (2.12%) OneDrive
16 306 (1.85%) Azure Service Bus
17 273 (1.65%) GitHub
18 266 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
19 239 (1.44%) Azure Logic Apps
20 226 (1.37%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,437 (8.69%) Firewall
2 1,073 (6.49%) DNS
3 872 (5.27%) DHCP
4 827 (5.00%) WAN
5 790 (4.78%) VPN
6 781 (4.72%) LAN
7 624 (3.77%) TCP/IP
8 380 (2.30%) SAN
9 346 (2.09%) VLAN
10 300 (1.81%) Network Security
10 300 (1.81%) Wireless
11 292 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
12 289 (1.75%) VoIP
13 286 (1.73%) Internet
14 189 (1.14%) HTTP
15 181 (1.09%) Skype
16 180 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
17 167 (1.01%) Unified Communications
18 140 (0.85%) Intranet
19 132 (0.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,508 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1,601 (9.68%) Power BI
3 1,010 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
4 942 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 878 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 501 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 461 (2.79%) NoSQL
8 446 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 380 (2.30%) Data Lake
10 368 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 367 (2.22%) Tableau
12 311 (1.88%) MySQL
13 269 (1.63%) MongoDB
14 247 (1.49%) Big Data
15 197 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 184 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
17 166 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 157 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
19 148 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
19 148 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 878 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 597 (3.61%) JIRA
3 584 (3.53%) Visual Studio
4 358 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 283 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 240 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 223 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 174 (1.05%) Selenium
9 120 (0.73%) Bitbucket
10 115 (0.70%) Maven
11 102 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
12 100 (0.60%) GitLab
13 90 (0.54%) JUnit
14 89 (0.54%) NUnit
15 78 (0.47%) SpecFlow
15 78 (0.47%) Subversion
16 69 (0.42%) webpack
17 65 (0.39%) Postman
18 64 (0.39%) gulp
19 63 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 4,937 (29.84%) Social Skills
2 2,872 (17.36%) Finance
3 1,706 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
4 1,109 (6.70%) Retail
5 767 (4.64%) Marketing
6 710 (4.29%) Law
7 660 (3.99%) Organisational Skills
8 554 (3.35%) Legal
9 525 (3.17%) Public Sector
10 521 (3.15%) Manufacturing
11 450 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
12 414 (2.50%) Telecoms
13 349 (2.11%) Banking
14 239 (1.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 227 (1.37%) Advertising
16 209 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
17 188 (1.14%) Games
18 181 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
19 169 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
20 157 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,014 (18.22%) Developer
2 2,208 (13.35%) Analyst
3 1,352 (8.17%) Architect
4 1,006 (6.08%) Support Engineer
5 928 (5.61%) Consultant
6 891 (5.39%) .NET Developer
7 852 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 778 (4.70%) IT Support
9 637 (3.85%) Senior Developer
10 618 (3.74%) Support Analyst
11 609 (3.68%) IT Engineer
12 574 (3.47%) Software Developer
13 557 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
14 556 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
15 530 (3.20%) C# Developer
16 522 (3.16%) Administrator
17 458 (2.77%) Project Manager
18 420 (2.54%) Service Analyst
19 416 (2.51%) Cloud Engineer
20 404 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,027 (18.30%) .NET
2 1,043 (6.30%) ASP.NET
3 1,010 (6.11%) .NET Core
4 944 (5.71%) HTML
5 859 (5.19%) React
6 856 (5.17%) CSS
7 827 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 822 (4.97%) Web Services
9 775 (4.68%) .NET Framework
10 710 (4.29%) REST
11 496 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 415 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 405 (2.45%) jQuery
14 388 (2.35%) RESTful
15 381 (2.30%) XML
16 362 (2.19%) Node.js
17 301 (1.82%) HTML5
18 300 (1.81%) JSON
19 293 (1.77%) Vue.js
20 284 (1.72%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 965 (5.83%) Management Information System
2 900 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
3 751 (4.54%) Data Centre
4 617 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 516 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 412 (2.49%) User Experience
7 410 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 225 (1.36%) Cloud Native
9 222 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 221 (1.34%) Clustering
11 202 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 201 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 167 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
13 167 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
14 143 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
15 138 (0.83%) Replication
16 130 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 129 (0.78%) Private Cloud
18 128 (0.77%) PKI
19 120 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4,684 (28.31%) Windows
2 2,187 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 1,424 (8.61%) Windows 10
4 1,235 (7.47%) Linux
5 683 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 535 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 451 (2.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 386 (2.33%) Android
9 359 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 297 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 296 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 237 (1.43%) Unix
13 191 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 148 (0.89%) Windows 8
15 120 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 100 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 67 (0.41%) CentOS
18 59 (0.36%) VMS
19 57 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
20 56 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,941 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,774 (16.77%) DevOps
3 2,611 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
4 2,001 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
5 1,976 (11.94%) ITIL
6 1,446 (8.74%) Analytics
7 1,441 (8.71%) Project Management
8 1,197 (7.24%) Migration
9 1,081 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1,012 (6.12%) Scrum
11 996 (6.02%) Service Delivery
11 996 (6.02%) Software Engineering
12 983 (5.94%) Mentoring
13 940 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
14 935 (5.65%) MVC
15 934 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 930 (5.62%) CRM
17 901 (5.45%) Microservices
18 841 (5.08%) Project Delivery
19 830 (5.02%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4,205 (25.42%) SQL
2 2,817 (17.03%) C#
3 1,750 (10.58%) PowerShell
4 1,700 (10.28%) JavaScript
5 1,071 (6.47%) Python
6 875 (5.29%) T-SQL
7 609 (3.68%) Java
8 390 (2.36%) TypeScript
9 337 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 233 (1.41%) C
11 205 (1.24%) VB
12 191 (1.15%) PHP
13 189 (1.14%) R
14 188 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 162 (0.98%) VBA
16 150 (0.91%) C++
16 150 (0.91%) VB.NET
17 121 (0.73%) Scala
18 108 (0.65%) Go
19 93 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,668 (10.08%) Degree
2 1,173 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 712 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 473 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 384 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
6 360 (2.18%) MCSE
7 312 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 253 (1.53%) CCNA
9 251 (1.52%) MCSA
10 225 (1.36%) MCP
11 178 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 169 (1.02%) CISSP
13 134 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 129 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 102 (0.62%) CCNP
16 84 (0.51%) HNC
17 82 (0.50%) AWS Certification
18 79 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
19 76 (0.46%) PMI Certification
20 75 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 930 (5.62%) SLA
2 649 (3.92%) QA
3 521 (3.15%) GDPR
4 338 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 271 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 171 (1.03%) PMO
7 124 (0.75%) NIST
8 121 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
9 109 (0.66%) Accessibility
10 90 (0.54%) PCI DSS
11 55 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 41 (0.25%) COBIT
13 40 (0.24%) GRC
14 38 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 34 (0.21%) ISO 9001
16 32 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 31 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
18 22 (0.13%) GxP
18 22 (0.13%) WCAG
19 19 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 3,718 (22.47%) Active Directory
2 1,400 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,010 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 658 (3.98%) Docker
5 344 (2.08%) vSphere
6 282 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
7 216 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
8 176 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 167 (1.01%) XenApp
10 130 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 96 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
12 73 (0.44%) BitLocker
13 54 (0.33%) VMware NSX
14 36 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
15 33 (0.20%) Terminal Services
16 31 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 30 (0.18%) Firmware
18 28 (0.17%) Terminal Server
19 26 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 25 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 917 (5.54%) Microsoft Intune
2 870 (5.26%) SCCM
3 736 (4.45%) Kubernetes
4 532 (3.22%) Terraform
5 305 (1.84%) Ansible
6 200 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
7 185 (1.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 152 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
9 146 (0.88%) Puppet
10 138 (0.83%) WSUS
11 136 (0.82%) SCOM
12 99 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
13 70 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 67 (0.41%) Istio
15 61 (0.37%) Prometheus
16 57 (0.34%) FortiGate
17 49 (0.30%) vCenter Server
18 47 (0.28%) Backup Exec
19 44 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
20 40 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2,092 (12.65%) VMware
2 1,109 (6.70%) Cisco
3 953 (5.76%) Oracle
4 849 (5.13%) Citrix
5 750 (4.53%) Google
6 570 (3.45%) Apple
7 518 (3.13%) SAP
8 368 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 362 (2.19%) Veeam
10 341 (2.06%) Databricks
11 332 (2.01%) Adobe
12 324 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
13 275 (1.66%) HP
14 271 (1.64%) Dell
15 238 (1.44%) IBM
16 210 (1.27%) Meraki
17 179 (1.08%) NetApp
18 166 (1.00%) Sophos
19 156 (0.94%) Red Hat
20 128 (0.77%) Aruba