Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 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
England > North of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,346 4,162 4,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 18.44% 19.48% 18.22%
As % of the Vendors category 43.77% 43.42% 39.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,744 3,483 3,606
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 7,644 9,585 10,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 42.13% 44.86% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5,623 7,692 8,612
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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
North West +2 1,702 £40,000 -6.98% 591
Yorkshire +1 1,406 £40,000 - 367
North East 0 241 £37,500 - 93
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 North of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,169 (34.94%) Windows
2 1,059 (31.65%) Azure
3 984 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 907 (27.11%) SQL Server
5 891 (26.63%) SQL
6 772 (23.07%) .NET
7 745 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
8 726 (21.70%) C#
9 716 (21.40%) Office 365
10 654 (19.55%) VMware
11 603 (18.02%) Microsoft Office
12 588 (17.57%) Windows Server
13 553 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
14 500 (14.94%) ITIL
15 454 (13.57%) Finance
16 437 (13.06%) Firewall
17 421 (12.58%) Cisco
18 417 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 395 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
20 392 (11.72%) AWS
21 380 (11.36%) JavaScript
22 354 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
23 353 (10.55%) DNS
24 351 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 334 (9.98%) DevOps
26 319 (9.53%) PowerShell
27 308 (9.21%) Degree
27 308 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
28 305 (9.12%) ASP.NET
29 304 (9.09%) Windows 10

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
1 275 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 271 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 157 (4.69%) IIS
4 99 (2.96%) Skype for Business
5 84 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 53 (1.58%) CMS
8 32 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 27 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (0.78%) Apache
11 22 (0.66%) SAS
12 21 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (0.63%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.54%) Confluence
14 17 (0.51%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.42%) Drupal
15 14 (0.42%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
17 11 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 603 (18.02%) Microsoft Office
2 295 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 148 (4.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 37 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.15%) Simulink
9 2 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.030%) HipChat
10 1 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 74 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.30%) assyst
5 10 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.15%) Odoo
8 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.090%) JDE OneWorld
9 3 (0.090%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.090%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.060%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 1,059 (31.65%) Azure
2 716 (21.40%) Office 365
3 392 (11.72%) AWS
4 197 (5.89%) Power Platform
5 138 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 103 (3.08%) GCP
7 75 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
8 65 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (1.91%) SaaS
10 58 (1.73%) IaaS
10 58 (1.73%) PaaS
11 52 (1.55%) Serverless
12 36 (1.08%) GitHub
13 21 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
14 18 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.54%) Azure Stack
15 17 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.51%) Mimecast
15 17 (0.51%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 437 (13.06%) Firewall
2 353 (10.55%) DNS
3 285 (8.52%) DHCP
4 258 (7.71%) WAN
5 251 (7.50%) LAN
6 185 (5.53%) Wireless
7 176 (5.26%) VoIP
8 161 (4.81%) TCP/IP
9 151 (4.51%) SAN
10 142 (4.24%) VPN
11 120 (3.59%) Broadband
12 110 (3.29%) VLAN
13 105 (3.14%) Skype
14 97 (2.90%) Internet
15 85 (2.54%) ADSL
16 80 (2.39%) 3G
17 52 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
18 49 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
19 47 (1.40%) Network Security
20 42 (1.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 907 (27.11%) SQL Server
2 236 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 187 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
5 178 (5.32%) Power BI
6 127 (3.80%) Relational Database
7 125 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 76 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 69 (2.06%) MySQL
10 62 (1.85%) NoSQL
11 58 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 48 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
13 43 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 39 (1.17%) MongoDB
15 36 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 36 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
16 32 (0.96%) Neo4j
17 31 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
18 29 (0.87%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 144 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 143 (4.27%) Visual Studio
3 142 (4.24%) Git (software)
4 72 (2.15%) JIRA
5 68 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 45 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 40 (1.20%) GitLab
8 36 (1.08%) Selenium
9 27 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 23 (0.69%) Jenkins
11 17 (0.51%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.48%) SoapUI
13 15 (0.45%) SpecFlow
14 14 (0.42%) WebDriver
15 13 (0.39%) Subversion
16 12 (0.36%) NUnit
16 12 (0.36%) Zephyr
17 11 (0.33%) LINQPad
18 10 (0.30%) Cucumber
19 9 (0.27%) Mercurial
General
1 454 (13.57%) Finance
2 180 (5.38%) Public Sector
3 162 (4.84%) Retail
4 130 (3.89%) Manufacturing
5 110 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 88 (2.63%) Legal
7 80 (2.39%) Banking
8 79 (2.36%) Marketing
9 27 (0.81%) Law
10 25 (0.75%) Local Government
11 23 (0.69%) Billing
12 19 (0.57%) Police
13 17 (0.51%) Automotive
14 15 (0.45%) Games
14 15 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.42%) Housing Association
15 14 (0.42%) Publishing
16 13 (0.39%) Advertising
17 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 732 (21.88%) Developer
2 569 (17.01%) Analyst
3 281 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 278 (8.31%) .NET Developer
5 218 (6.52%) C# Developer
6 214 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 181 (5.41%) Consultant
8 180 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 171 (5.11%) Architect
10 163 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 163 (4.87%) IT Support
10 163 (4.87%) Software Developer
11 160 (4.78%) Senior Developer
12 134 (4.00%) IT Engineer
13 122 (3.65%) Technical Support
14 110 (3.29%) Service Analyst
15 106 (3.17%) SQL Developer
16 105 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 103 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
17 103 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 772 (23.07%) .NET
2 305 (9.12%) ASP.NET
3 252 (7.53%) HTML
4 232 (6.93%) CSS
5 194 (5.80%) Web Services
6 175 (5.23%) .NET Framework
7 166 (4.96%) jQuery
8 146 (4.36%) .NET Core
9 139 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 122 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 118 (3.53%) AngularJS
12 98 (2.93%) XML
13 80 (2.39%) RESTful
14 78 (2.33%) React
15 77 (2.30%) REST
16 72 (2.15%) Entity Framework
17 69 (2.06%) HTML5
18 60 (1.79%) SOAP
19 57 (1.70%) WCF
20 54 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 354 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 160 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 145 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 107 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 101 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 93 (2.78%) Driving Licence
8 90 (2.69%) User Experience
9 77 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
10 59 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 50 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 44 (1.32%) Clustering
12 44 (1.32%) NHS
13 41 (1.23%) Replication
14 40 (1.20%) Cloud Native
15 35 (1.05%) PKI
16 27 (0.81%) e-Learning
17 24 (0.72%) Private Cloud
18 23 (0.69%) Robotics
19 22 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,169 (34.94%) Windows
2 588 (17.57%) Windows Server
3 304 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 278 (8.31%) Linux
5 256 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 193 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 162 (4.84%) Windows 7
8 90 (2.69%) Unix
9 83 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 74 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 57 (1.70%) Android
12 46 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 25 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 24 (0.72%) HPUX
15 21 (0.63%) CentOS
16 20 (0.60%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.54%) Windows XP
18 14 (0.42%) AIX
18 14 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
19 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
3 500 (14.94%) ITIL
4 351 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 334 (9.98%) DevOps
6 308 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
7 295 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 288 (8.61%) MVC
9 229 (6.84%) Software Engineering
10 201 (6.01%) Migration
11 195 (5.83%) Project Management
12 181 (5.41%) Change Management
12 181 (5.41%) Coaching
13 170 (5.08%) Scrum
14 163 (4.87%) Project Delivery
14 163 (4.87%) Service Delivery
15 158 (4.72%) SDLC
16 145 (4.33%) CRM
17 134 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
18 132 (3.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 891 (26.63%) SQL
2 726 (21.70%) C#
3 380 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 319 (9.53%) PowerShell
5 188 (5.62%) T-SQL
6 109 (3.26%) Java
6 109 (3.26%) Python
7 89 (2.66%) VB
8 71 (2.12%) VB.NET
9 69 (2.06%) C++
10 54 (1.61%) C
11 53 (1.58%) Bash Shell
12 30 (0.90%) Ruby
13 28 (0.84%) PHP
14 24 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 18 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 16 (0.48%) Groovy
16 16 (0.48%) VBA
17 15 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 395 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 308 (9.21%) Degree
3 216 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
4 214 (6.40%) MCSE
5 181 (5.41%) CCNA
6 123 (3.68%) MCSA
7 118 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 88 (2.63%) MCITP
9 52 (1.55%) MCP
10 49 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (1.37%) CCNP
12 45 (1.34%) Security Cleared
13 39 (1.17%) SC Cleared
14 37 (1.11%) DBS Check
15 34 (1.02%) HND
16 31 (0.93%) ISTQB
16 31 (0.93%) PMI Certification
17 24 (0.72%) CISA
18 23 (0.69%) CISM
19 20 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (5.26%) SLA
2 152 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (3.74%) QA
4 86 (2.57%) ISO 9001
5 63 (1.88%) GDPR
6 61 (1.82%) PMO
7 43 (1.29%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.84%) COBIT
9 25 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.57%) ISO 22301
11 17 (0.51%) NIST
12 15 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
13 9 (0.27%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
16 5 (0.15%) Def Stans
17 2 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
17 2 (0.060%) FINRA
17 2 (0.060%) MiFID
17 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
System Software
1 984 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 417 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 100 (2.99%) vSphere
5 85 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 70 (2.09%) XenApp
7 66 (1.97%) Docker
8 50 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (0.99%) VMware NSX
10 28 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.78%) Terminal Services
12 24 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 22 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 15 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (0.39%) NFS
16 12 (0.36%) pfSense
17 11 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 7 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 203 (6.07%) SCCM
2 92 (2.75%) WSUS
3 65 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 52 (1.55%) SCOM
5 46 (1.37%) Terraform
6 45 (1.34%) Ansible
7 39 (1.17%) Puppet
8 38 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (0.96%) Kubernetes
10 25 (0.75%) vCenter Server
11 19 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
13 16 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 15 (0.45%) Backup Exec
14 15 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
14 15 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (0.45%) Nagios
15 14 (0.42%) Nessus
16 12 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 654 (19.55%) VMware
2 421 (12.58%) Cisco
3 298 (8.91%) Citrix
4 139 (4.15%) Oracle
5 122 (3.65%) HP
6 118 (3.53%) Meraki
7 93 (2.78%) Veeam
8 91 (2.72%) Google
9 88 (2.63%) Aruba
10 81 (2.42%) Polycom
11 67 (2.00%) NetApp
12 66 (1.97%) SAP
12 66 (1.97%) Tableau
13 62 (1.85%) IBM
14 60 (1.79%) Dell
15 38 (1.14%) Sage
15 38 (1.14%) Xamarin
16 37 (1.11%) SolarWinds
17 34 (1.02%) Apple
18 31 (0.93%) ServiceNow