Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13,758 22,139 28,060
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 16.09% 16.47% 17.38%
As % of the Vendors category 38.83% 38.79% 39.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11,939 18,772 25,267
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% +7.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 35,431 57,079 71,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.43% 42.45% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 27,237 44,026 55,951
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 5,154 £57,250 +4.09% 292
South East 0 2,772 £47,500 +5.56% 237
North of England -2 2,134 £44,000 +10.00% 322
Midlands 0 1,687 £45,000 +9.76% 201
North West -2 1,170 £45,000 +5.88% 165
West Midlands +2 1,121 £45,000 +5.88% 136
South West +4 1,085 £42,500 +1.80% 115
East of England 0 874 £42,500 - 115
Yorkshire -2 768 £42,500 +6.25% 105
East Midlands +1 555 £45,000 +15.38% 65
North East -1 197 £38,500 +5.76% 52
South Coast - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 5,515 (40.09%) Azure
2 4,753 (34.55%) Windows
3 3,790 (27.55%) SQL Server
4 3,700 (26.89%) SQL
5 3,435 (24.97%) Active Directory
6 3,279 (23.83%) Office 365
7 3,169 (23.03%) .NET
8 3,164 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2,965 (21.55%) C#
10 2,552 (18.55%) Finance
11 2,227 (16.19%) VMware
11 2,227 (16.19%) Windows Server
12 2,131 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
13 1,727 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
14 1,710 (12.43%) JavaScript
14 1,710 (12.43%) AWS
15 1,653 (12.01%) ITIL
16 1,536 (11.16%) PowerShell
17 1,503 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1,495 (10.87%) DevOps
19 1,356 (9.86%) ASP.NET
20 1,347 (9.79%) Windows 10
21 1,315 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
22 1,297 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
23 1,269 (9.22%) Degree
24 1,245 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
25 1,223 (8.89%) Firewall
26 1,182 (8.59%) SharePoint
27 1,179 (8.57%) MVC
28 1,154 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel

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 1,182 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 1,009 (7.33%) MS Exchange
3 508 (3.69%) IIS
4 401 (2.91%) Skype for Business
5 286 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 269 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 192 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 191 (1.39%) Confluence
9 163 (1.18%) CMS
10 90 (0.65%) Apache
11 85 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 85 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 85 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 68 (0.49%) EPiServer
13 54 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
14 49 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 46 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
15 46 (0.33%) Tomcat
16 45 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
17 42 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 2,131 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1,154 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 458 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 229 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 203 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 24 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.12%) InVision
11 16 (0.12%) Sketch
12 15 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 13 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
14 9 (0.065%) LibreOffice
15 8 (0.058%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
16 7 (0.051%) Chatbot
16 7 (0.051%) Gliffy
16 7 (0.051%) SPSS
17 6 (0.044%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 548 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 238 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 139 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 83 (0.60%) NetSuite
5 43 (0.31%) SAP Business One
6 42 (0.31%) Sage 200
7 37 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 34 (0.25%) Sage 500
9 29 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 20 (0.15%) Elite 3E
11 18 (0.13%) Magento
11 18 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
12 15 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
13 11 (0.080%) Exchequer
13 11 (0.080%) Primavera
14 10 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
14 10 (0.073%) Shopify
15 8 (0.058%) Carpe Diem
15 8 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5,515 (40.09%) Azure
2 3,279 (23.83%) Office 365
3 1,710 (12.43%) AWS
4 1,079 (7.84%) Power Platform
5 762 (5.54%) SaaS
6 680 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
7 619 (4.50%) PaaS
8 599 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 583 (4.24%) IaaS
10 276 (2.01%) GCP
11 230 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
12 218 (1.58%) Serverless
13 196 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
14 181 (1.32%) OneDrive
15 152 (1.10%) PowerApps
16 114 (0.83%) Logic Apps
17 110 (0.80%) Mimecast
18 100 (0.73%) Azure Functions
19 86 (0.63%) GitHub
20 78 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,223 (8.89%) Firewall
2 1,104 (8.02%) DNS
3 902 (6.56%) DHCP
4 740 (5.38%) TCP/IP
5 718 (5.22%) LAN
6 714 (5.19%) WAN
7 564 (4.10%) VPN
8 506 (3.68%) Skype
9 497 (3.61%) SAN
10 408 (2.97%) Internet
11 325 (2.36%) Wireless
12 304 (2.21%) VoIP
13 271 (1.97%) VLAN
14 246 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
15 164 (1.19%) Network Security
16 160 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
17 154 (1.12%) Unified Communications
18 141 (1.02%) NetScaler
19 137 (1.00%) NAS
20 115 (0.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,790 (27.55%) SQL Server
2 964 (7.01%) Power BI
3 838 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 722 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 718 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
6 530 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 365 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 350 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 328 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 286 (2.08%) Data Lake
11 265 (1.93%) MongoDB
12 261 (1.90%) Big Data
13 253 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 249 (1.81%) MySQL
15 222 (1.61%) NoSQL
16 190 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
17 182 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
18 160 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
19 152 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 152 (1.10%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 704 (5.12%) Git (software)
2 616 (4.48%) Visual Studio
3 431 (3.13%) JIRA
4 415 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 284 (2.06%) Selenium
6 244 (1.77%) Jenkins
7 167 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 166 (1.21%) SpecFlow
9 161 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 154 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 110 (0.80%) NUnit
12 95 (0.69%) Subversion
13 91 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 82 (0.60%) Bitbucket
15 77 (0.56%) WebDriver
16 71 (0.52%) MSTest
17 67 (0.49%) SoapUI
18 61 (0.44%) Cucumber
19 55 (0.40%) Moq
20 41 (0.30%) Cypress.io
General
1 2,552 (18.55%) Finance
2 506 (3.68%) Retail
3 460 (3.34%) Public Sector
4 456 (3.31%) Marketing
5 451 (3.28%) Legal
6 417 (3.03%) Law
7 347 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 302 (2.20%) Banking
9 233 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 145 (1.05%) Games
11 141 (1.02%) Advertising
12 110 (0.80%) Front Office
12 110 (0.80%) Local Government
13 101 (0.73%) Back Office
14 87 (0.63%) Billing
15 82 (0.60%) Electronics
16 81 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 62 (0.45%) Automotive
18 51 (0.37%) Aerospace
19 44 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,924 (21.25%) Developer
2 1,742 (12.66%) Analyst
3 1,149 (8.35%) .NET Developer
4 987 (7.17%) Architect
5 881 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 865 (6.29%) Consultant
7 824 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 761 (5.53%) C# Developer
9 703 (5.11%) IT Support
10 573 (4.16%) Support Analyst
11 535 (3.89%) IT Engineer
12 501 (3.64%) Software Developer
13 482 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 463 (3.37%) Administrator
15 457 (3.32%) Senior Developer
16 388 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
17 373 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
18 305 (2.22%) Project Manager
19 297 (2.16%) Applications Support
19 297 (2.16%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,169 (23.03%) .NET
2 1,356 (9.86%) ASP.NET
3 1,078 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 1,048 (7.62%) AngularJS
5 1,047 (7.61%) HTML
6 939 (6.83%) CSS
7 875 (6.36%) .NET Core
8 745 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 650 (4.72%) Web Services
10 633 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 631 (4.59%) React
12 518 (3.77%) Entity Framework
13 503 (3.66%) jQuery
14 372 (2.70%) REST
15 349 (2.54%) XML
16 329 (2.39%) HTML5
16 329 (2.39%) Node.js
17 308 (2.24%) Vue.js
18 269 (1.96%) RESTful
19 249 (1.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,245 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 834 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 569 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 541 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 473 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
6 353 (2.57%) User Experience
7 297 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 232 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 228 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 218 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 217 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 176 (1.28%) Clustering
13 147 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 146 (1.06%) Replication
15 144 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 110 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 105 (0.76%) PKI
18 104 (0.76%) Virtual Team
19 98 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
20 94 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4,753 (34.55%) Windows
2 2,227 (16.19%) Windows Server
3 1,347 (9.79%) Windows 10
4 1,033 (7.51%) Linux
5 827 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 664 (4.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 659 (4.79%) Windows 7
8 539 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 257 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
10 235 (1.71%) Apple iOS
11 215 (1.56%) Android
12 213 (1.55%) Windows 8
13 211 (1.53%) Unix
14 138 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 104 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 87 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 80 (0.58%) Mac OS
18 66 (0.48%) Windows XP
19 63 (0.46%) CentOS
20 62 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,164 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,727 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
3 1,653 (12.01%) ITIL
4 1,495 (10.87%) DevOps
5 1,297 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 1,179 (8.57%) MVC
7 1,115 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,048 (7.62%) Scrum
9 1,017 (7.39%) Project Management
10 978 (7.11%) Migration
11 903 (6.56%) Analytics
12 899 (6.53%) CRM
13 797 (5.79%) TDD
14 718 (5.22%) Mentoring
15 708 (5.15%) Project Delivery
16 679 (4.94%) Test Automation
17 621 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
18 602 (4.38%) Presales
19 593 (4.31%) Microservices
20 579 (4.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3,700 (26.89%) SQL
2 2,965 (21.55%) C#
3 1,710 (12.43%) JavaScript
4 1,536 (11.16%) PowerShell
5 785 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 758 (5.51%) Python
7 412 (2.99%) Java
8 328 (2.38%) TypeScript
9 266 (1.93%) Bash Shell
10 234 (1.70%) C
11 199 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 188 (1.37%) PHP
13 180 (1.31%) VB
14 173 (1.26%) VBA
15 171 (1.24%) C++
16 170 (1.24%) R
17 134 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 116 (0.84%) VBScript
19 109 (0.79%) Perl
20 82 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,315 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,269 (9.22%) Degree
3 607 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 572 (4.16%) MCSE
5 482 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
6 432 (3.14%) MCSA
7 355 (2.58%) CCNA
8 347 (2.52%) SC Cleared
9 258 (1.88%) MCP
10 245 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 183 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 173 (1.26%) CCNP
13 166 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 163 (1.18%) DV Cleared
15 115 (0.84%) CISSP
16 112 (0.81%) MCITP
17 97 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
18 77 (0.56%) ISEB
19 69 (0.50%) CISM
20 67 (0.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 727 (5.28%) SLA
2 438 (3.18%) QA
3 278 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 215 (1.56%) GDPR
5 158 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 104 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 75 (0.55%) PMO
8 57 (0.41%) NIST
9 43 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 41 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 31 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 25 (0.18%) COBIT
13 22 (0.16%) BS25999
13 22 (0.16%) NCSC
14 18 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.11%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 6 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 19770
17 6 (0.044%) SEPA
17 6 (0.044%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3,435 (24.97%) Active Directory
2 1,503 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,071 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 447 (3.25%) XenApp
5 411 (2.99%) Docker
6 316 (2.30%) vSphere
7 298 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
8 294 (2.14%) XenDesktop
9 155 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 93 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
11 91 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 89 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 81 (0.59%) Firmware
14 56 (0.41%) NFS
15 54 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 52 (0.38%) BitLocker
17 46 (0.33%) Xen
18 45 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 43 (0.31%) Terminal Server
20 41 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,118 (8.13%) SCCM
2 462 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 331 (2.41%) Kubernetes
4 281 (2.04%) Terraform
5 264 (1.92%) Ansible
6 235 (1.71%) SCOM
7 201 (1.46%) WSUS
8 186 (1.35%) Puppet
9 140 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
10 128 (0.93%) vCenter Server
11 106 (0.77%) Backup Exec
12 86 (0.63%) SCVMM
13 65 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
14 63 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
15 53 (0.39%) Nagios
16 52 (0.38%) NetBackup
17 50 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
18 44 (0.32%) ZABBIX
19 39 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
20 38 (0.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2,227 (16.19%) VMware
2 1,150 (8.36%) Cisco
3 1,096 (7.97%) Citrix
4 653 (4.75%) Oracle
5 505 (3.67%) HP
6 398 (2.89%) Google
7 363 (2.64%) SAP
8 340 (2.47%) Dell
9 259 (1.88%) Tableau
10 255 (1.85%) Veeam
11 249 (1.81%) NetApp
12 242 (1.76%) IBM
13 231 (1.68%) Apple
14 184 (1.34%) EMC
15 183 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
16 165 (1.20%) Databricks
17 152 (1.10%) ServiceNow
18 129 (0.94%) CheckPoint
19 127 (0.92%) Juniper
20 124 (0.90%) Red Hat