Period
to 24 October 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 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
England > North of England
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,281 3,349 4,178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 17.17% 18.52% 19.39%
As % of the Vendors category 46.36% 44.55% 43.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 2,881 3,720
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 the North of England.

All Vendors
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,763 7,518 9,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 37.03% 41.56% 44.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,325 5,528 7,640
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,348 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the North of England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the North of England.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the North of England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the North of England

Microsoft
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North of England region over the 6 months to 24 October 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
North West -5 716 £47,500 +18.75% 259
Yorkshire -4 439 £42,500 +6.25% 136
North East -3 126 £43,000 +14.67% 52
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 North of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 593 (46.29%) Azure
2 478 (37.31%) Windows
3 376 (29.35%) SQL Server
4 349 (27.24%) SQL
5 316 (24.67%) Active Directory
6 274 (21.39%) .NET
7 273 (21.31%) Office 365
8 268 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
9 252 (19.67%) C#
10 220 (17.17%) VMware
11 206 (16.08%) Windows Server
12 194 (15.14%) Finance
13 183 (14.29%) ITIL
14 178 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
15 174 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
16 158 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
17 156 (12.18%) DevOps
18 151 (11.79%) PowerShell
19 142 (11.09%) JavaScript
20 137 (10.69%) AWS
21 131 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 129 (10.07%) Firewall
23 125 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
24 121 (9.45%) SharePoint
25 119 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 117 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
26 117 (9.13%) DNS
27 109 (8.51%) Citrix
28 106 (8.27%) MVC
29 105 (8.20%) AngularJS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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
1 121 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 71 (5.54%) IIS
2 71 (5.54%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.01%) Apache
4 13 (1.01%) CMS
4 13 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.55%) Confluence
7 7 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.39%) JBoss
8 5 (0.39%) nginx
8 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.31%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.078%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.078%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 174 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.078%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Carpe Diem
5 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.39%) Infor CRM
5 5 (0.39%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.078%) BASE24
7 1 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 593 (46.29%) Azure
2 273 (21.31%) Office 365
3 137 (10.69%) AWS
4 88 (6.87%) Power Platform
5 80 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (4.92%) IaaS
7 60 (4.68%) PaaS
8 43 (3.36%) OneDrive
9 37 (2.89%) GCP
10 35 (2.73%) SaaS
11 34 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
11 34 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (1.48%) PowerApps
13 16 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (1.17%) Serverless
15 13 (1.01%) GitHub
15 13 (1.01%) Yammer
16 11 (0.86%) Logic Apps
17 9 (0.70%) Mimecast
18 7 (0.55%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 129 (10.07%) Firewall
2 117 (9.13%) DNS
3 101 (7.88%) DHCP
4 84 (6.56%) LAN
4 84 (6.56%) WAN
5 66 (5.15%) TCP/IP
6 51 (3.98%) SAN
7 50 (3.90%) VPN
8 41 (3.20%) Internet
9 33 (2.58%) Skype
9 33 (2.58%) Wireless
10 30 (2.34%) Network Security
11 28 (2.19%) SSL
12 27 (2.11%) VLAN
13 23 (1.80%) VoIP
14 22 (1.72%) MPLS
14 22 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (1.33%) iSCSI
16 16 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (29.35%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (5.39%) Power BI
4 66 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (2.89%) Data Lake
8 35 (2.73%) Big Data
9 33 (2.58%) NoSQL
10 31 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
12 27 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (1.72%) MongoDB
13 22 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
14 21 (1.64%) MySQL
14 21 (1.64%) Relational Database
15 20 (1.56%) Tableau
16 19 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
17 17 (1.33%) HDInsight
18 16 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 62 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.37%) Visual Studio
3 44 (3.43%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.65%) JIRA
5 33 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
7 20 (1.56%) Subversion
8 15 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.94%) JUnit
10 12 (0.94%) Selenium
11 11 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.70%) NUnit
13 7 (0.55%) Maven
13 7 (0.55%) Moq
13 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.47%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio Code
16 4 (0.31%) Gradle
General
1 194 (15.14%) Finance
2 64 (5.00%) Law
3 57 (4.45%) Legal
4 28 (2.19%) Retail
5 25 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.87%) Games
7 23 (1.80%) Marketing
7 23 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.64%) Public Sector
9 17 (1.33%) Banking
10 15 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.17%) Publishing
11 13 (1.01%) Local Government
12 9 (0.70%) Housing Association
13 7 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.47%) Billing
15 5 (0.39%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) Back Office
16 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.23%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 263 (20.53%) Developer
2 165 (12.88%) Analyst
3 118 (9.21%) Architect
4 107 (8.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 95 (7.42%) .NET Developer
6 61 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 59 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
8 58 (4.53%) C# Developer
9 54 (4.22%) Azure Engineer
10 50 (3.90%) Support Analyst
11 48 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 46 (3.59%) Senior Developer
12 46 (3.59%) Software Developer
13 39 (3.04%) IT Engineer
14 38 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 38 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
15 37 (2.89%) Microsoft Engineer
16 36 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 36 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
17 35 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (21.39%) .NET
2 105 (8.20%) AngularJS
3 101 (7.88%) HTML
4 97 (7.57%) ASP.NET
5 96 (7.49%) .NET Framework
6 85 (6.64%) CSS
7 81 (6.32%) .NET Core
8 73 (5.70%) React
9 62 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 55 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (3.67%) HTML5
12 46 (3.59%) jQuery
13 43 (3.36%) Web Services
14 38 (2.97%) Entity Framework
15 35 (2.73%) REST
16 28 (2.19%) XML
17 26 (2.03%) Middleware
18 25 (1.95%) ASP.NET Core
19 20 (1.56%) RESTful
20 18 (1.41%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 178 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 60 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (2.34%) PKI
6 29 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
6 29 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 25 (1.95%) Cyberattack
8 24 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 23 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.48%) User Experience
12 18 (1.41%) Replication
13 17 (1.33%) e-Learning
14 16 (1.25%) Cloud Native
15 15 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
16 14 (1.09%) Fat Client
16 14 (1.09%) Thin Client
17 12 (0.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 478 (37.31%) Windows
2 206 (16.08%) Windows Server
3 94 (7.34%) Linux
4 80 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 64 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 57 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (2.73%) Android
9 31 (2.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 27 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 26 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.33%) Solaris
13 13 (1.01%) Unix
14 11 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.55%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.55%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.47%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.23%) CentOS
18 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (14.29%) ITIL
3 158 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
4 156 (12.18%) DevOps
5 119 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 117 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
7 106 (8.27%) MVC
8 100 (7.81%) Change Management
9 93 (7.26%) Migration
10 81 (6.32%) Software Engineering
11 80 (6.25%) IT Strategy
12 79 (6.17%) Project Delivery
13 66 (5.15%) Analytics
14 62 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 58 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 58 (4.53%) Incident Management
16 57 (4.45%) Cybersecurity
17 55 (4.29%) Project Management
17 55 (4.29%) Scrum
18 54 (4.22%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 349 (27.24%) SQL
2 252 (19.67%) C#
3 151 (11.79%) PowerShell
4 142 (11.09%) JavaScript
5 82 (6.40%) Python
6 76 (5.93%) T-SQL
7 47 (3.67%) Java
8 36 (2.81%) PL/SQL
9 32 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.11%) Perl
11 23 (1.80%) R
12 19 (1.48%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.09%) VB
14 10 (0.78%) C
15 9 (0.70%) C++
15 9 (0.70%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.55%) VBA
17 6 (0.47%) Ruby
17 6 (0.47%) Scala
17 6 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 131 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (7.96%) Degree
3 65 (5.07%) MCSA
4 60 (4.68%) MCSE
5 51 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (3.20%) MCP
7 40 (3.12%) CCNA
8 37 (2.89%) TOGAF Certification
9 30 (2.34%) Security Cleared
10 24 (1.87%) SC Cleared
11 19 (1.48%) MCTS
12 17 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
14 14 (1.09%) A+ Certification
15 11 (0.86%) DBS Check
15 11 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.78%) CCNP
17 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.47%) CISSP
18 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.09%) SLA
2 61 (4.76%) GDPR
3 40 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.11%) PCI DSS
5 23 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 23 (1.80%) QA
6 18 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.55%) NIST
9 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.23%) PMO
10 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.078%) GLP
11 1 (0.078%) P3O
11 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 316 (24.67%) Active Directory
2 125 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (6.40%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.81%) Docker
5 20 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.33%) XenApp
7 10 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 10 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.78%) vSphere
8 8 (0.62%) KVM
8 8 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (0.47%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.31%) NFS
11 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.23%) Firmware
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 88 (6.87%) SCCM
2 56 (4.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (2.58%) Kubernetes
4 29 (2.26%) SCOM
4 29 (2.26%) Terraform
5 22 (1.72%) Puppet
6 19 (1.48%) WSUS
7 15 (1.17%) SCOrch
8 14 (1.09%) Ansible
9 10 (0.78%) Nagios
10 9 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.47%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.31%) Grafana
14 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.23%) Nessus
14 3 (0.23%) vCenter Server
15 2 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 220 (17.17%) VMware
2 109 (8.51%) Citrix
3 89 (6.95%) Cisco
4 74 (5.78%) Oracle
5 35 (2.73%) Google
6 30 (2.34%) Veeam
7 28 (2.19%) Databricks
8 23 (1.80%) NetApp
9 19 (1.48%) HP
10 18 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.25%) EnterpriseDB
11 16 (1.25%) Sparx
11 16 (1.25%) Splunk
12 15 (1.17%) Dell
12 15 (1.17%) SAP
13 14 (1.09%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.01%) EMC
15 12 (0.94%) Sophos
16 11 (0.86%) Meraki
17 10 (0.78%) Remedy