Period
to 24 January 2021

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 January 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
England > North of England
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,497 2,962 3,817
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 15.66% 18.36% 19.78%
As % of the Vendors category 43.53% 44.68% 45.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,509 2,601 3,516
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%

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 3,439 6,630 8,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 35.97% 41.10% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,870 5,014 6,865
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +6.17%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,288 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,325 £67,500 £67,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 January 2021.

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 January 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
North West -3 772 £45,000 +5.88% 329
Yorkshire -5 589 £42,500 - 156
North East -5 136 £45,000 +15.38% 65
Microsoft
England

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

1 695 (46.43%) Azure
2 580 (38.74%) Windows
3 474 (31.66%) SQL
4 392 (26.19%) Active Directory
5 366 (24.45%) SQL Server
6 349 (23.31%) Office 365
7 306 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
8 256 (17.10%) .NET
9 253 (16.90%) C#
10 251 (16.77%) VMware
11 249 (16.63%) Windows Server
12 213 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
13 207 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
14 206 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
15 205 (13.69%) DevOps
16 194 (12.96%) Finance
17 188 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
18 184 (12.29%) AWS
19 179 (11.96%) ITIL
20 167 (11.16%) DNS
20 167 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
21 163 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 156 (10.42%) Firewall
23 153 (10.22%) PowerShell
24 150 (10.02%) Migration
25 142 (9.49%) Power Platform
26 139 (9.29%) DHCP
26 139 (9.29%) JavaScript
27 132 (8.82%) Oracle
28 123 (8.22%) Cisco

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 95 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 89 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 51 (3.41%) IIS
4 26 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.60%) Apache
6 23 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.94%) Confluence
8 10 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.53%) Apache Synapse
11 6 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.40%) CMS
11 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.20%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.13%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.13%) nginx
14 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 206 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.067%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.40%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.13%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.067%) BASE24
7 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.067%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.067%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.067%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.067%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 695 (46.43%) Azure
2 349 (23.31%) Office 365
3 184 (12.29%) AWS
4 142 (9.49%) Power Platform
5 84 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 56 (3.74%) PaaS
7 51 (3.41%) OneDrive
8 50 (3.34%) IaaS
9 46 (3.07%) SaaS
10 43 (2.87%) PowerApps
11 39 (2.61%) Azure Data Factory
12 29 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
13 22 (1.47%) GCP
14 20 (1.34%) Power Automate
15 19 (1.27%) Yammer
16 18 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (1.07%) Mimecast
18 15 (1.00%) Serverless
19 9 (0.60%) Logic Apps
20 8 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 167 (11.16%) DNS
2 156 (10.42%) Firewall
3 139 (9.29%) DHCP
4 87 (5.81%) LAN
5 86 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 86 (5.74%) WAN
6 60 (4.01%) VLAN
7 56 (3.74%) VPN
8 51 (3.41%) SAN
9 42 (2.81%) Network Security
9 42 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (2.61%) Wireless
11 34 (2.27%) VoIP
12 30 (2.00%) Skype
13 25 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
14 22 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (1.34%) SSL
16 19 (1.27%) Internet
16 19 (1.27%) Unified Communications
17 18 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (24.45%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 113 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
4 111 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (7.08%) Power BI
6 63 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 51 (3.41%) Data Lake
8 44 (2.94%) NoSQL
9 43 (2.87%) Relational Database
10 41 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 30 (2.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 28 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.67%) Big Data
14 22 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
14 22 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (1.14%) Amazon Athena
17 15 (1.00%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 75 (5.01%) Visual Studio
2 63 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 55 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 37 (2.47%) JIRA
5 36 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (1.60%) Subversion
7 19 (1.27%) Selenium
8 16 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 14 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (0.87%) Maven
11 12 (0.80%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.80%) JUnit
12 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.47%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.40%) ReSharper
15 6 (0.40%) Visual Studio Code
15 6 (0.40%) YouTrack
16 5 (0.33%) Postman
General
1 194 (12.96%) Finance
2 64 (4.28%) Law
3 63 (4.21%) Retail
4 58 (3.87%) Public Sector
5 48 (3.21%) Legal
6 41 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.40%) Marketing
8 33 (2.20%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.60%) Games
10 17 (1.14%) Publishing
11 16 (1.07%) Banking
12 13 (0.87%) Multimedia
13 12 (0.80%) Housing Association
14 10 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.67%) Local Government
15 8 (0.53%) Electronics
16 7 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.47%) Back Office
17 6 (0.40%) Automotive
18 5 (0.33%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 287 (19.17%) Developer
2 191 (12.76%) Analyst
3 145 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 97 (6.48%) Azure Engineer
5 92 (6.15%) .NET Developer
6 84 (5.61%) Architect
7 74 (4.94%) Support Engineer
8 69 (4.61%) IT Support
9 62 (4.14%) C# Developer
9 62 (4.14%) Software Developer
10 59 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
11 56 (3.74%) IT Engineer
12 45 (3.01%) Administrator
13 44 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 44 (2.94%) Consultant
13 44 (2.94%) DBA
13 44 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
14 42 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 42 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 39 (2.61%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (17.10%) .NET
2 96 (6.41%) HTML
3 93 (6.21%) .NET Core
4 91 (6.08%) .NET Framework
4 91 (6.08%) ASP.NET
5 80 (5.34%) CSS
6 78 (5.21%) AngularJS
7 76 (5.08%) Web Services
8 69 (4.61%) React
9 63 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 49 (3.27%) HTML5
11 41 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (2.34%) REST
13 29 (1.94%) jQuery
13 29 (1.94%) RESTful
14 27 (1.80%) ASP.NET Core
15 25 (1.67%) CSS3
15 25 (1.67%) Entity Framework
16 24 (1.60%) XML
17 22 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 213 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 35 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.20%) Cyberthreat
6 33 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 27 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.74%) Cyberattack
10 23 (1.54%) e-Learning
10 23 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.40%) Replication
12 20 (1.34%) PKI
13 18 (1.20%) User Experience
14 16 (1.07%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
15 15 (1.00%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.94%) Clustering
17 11 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 580 (38.74%) Windows
2 249 (16.63%) Windows Server
3 111 (7.41%) Linux
4 101 (6.75%) Windows 10
5 66 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 64 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (3.74%) Windows 7
8 33 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.74%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (1.60%) Unix
11 16 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.00%) Android
12 15 (1.00%) Solaris
13 14 (0.94%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.40%) VMS
15 6 (0.40%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
3 205 (13.69%) DevOps
4 188 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
5 179 (11.96%) ITIL
6 163 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 150 (10.02%) Migration
8 114 (7.62%) Change Management
9 101 (6.75%) MVC
10 96 (6.41%) Software Engineering
11 92 (6.15%) Project Management
12 86 (5.74%) Analytics
13 85 (5.68%) Project Delivery
14 78 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
14 78 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 75 (5.01%) Information Security
16 71 (4.74%) Data Security
17 68 (4.54%) ETL
18 67 (4.48%) Infrastructure as Code
19 63 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 474 (31.66%) SQL
2 253 (16.90%) C#
3 153 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 139 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 111 (7.41%) Python
6 92 (6.15%) T-SQL
7 64 (4.28%) Java
8 28 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 28 (1.87%) TypeScript
9 26 (1.74%) C
10 24 (1.60%) Perl
11 22 (1.47%) C++
12 21 (1.40%) R
13 19 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.94%) Go
14 14 (0.94%) VB
15 13 (0.87%) VBA
16 12 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (0.73%) PHP
18 8 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 118 (7.88%) Degree
2 93 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (2.47%) CCNA
5 36 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (2.40%) Security Cleared
6 35 (2.34%) MCSE
7 24 (1.60%) MCSA
8 22 (1.47%) A+ Certification
8 22 (1.47%) MCP
9 21 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 18 (1.20%) CCNP
11 14 (0.94%) CISM
11 14 (0.94%) CISSP
12 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (0.60%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 9 (0.60%) SSCP
14 9 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.28%) SLA
2 51 (3.41%) GDPR
3 43 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (2.34%) QA
5 26 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (1.40%) Data Quality
7 17 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.67%) NIST
9 9 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (0.60%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.40%) PMO
11 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.20%) COBIT
12 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.067%) GLP
14 1 (0.067%) P3O
System Software
1 392 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 167 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.27%) Docker
5 21 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.94%) Firmware
7 13 (0.87%) vSphere
8 12 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.80%) XenApp
9 10 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.47%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.40%) KVM
11 6 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 109 (7.28%) SCCM
2 44 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (2.67%) SCOM
3 40 (2.67%) Terraform
4 33 (2.20%) Kubernetes
5 31 (2.07%) WSUS
6 23 (1.54%) Ansible
6 23 (1.54%) Puppet
7 15 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (0.80%) SCOrch
8 12 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 12 (0.80%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.60%) Nagios
11 7 (0.47%) vRealize
12 6 (0.40%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.40%) PaperCut
12 6 (0.40%) SmoothWall
13 5 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 251 (16.77%) VMware
2 132 (8.82%) Oracle
3 123 (8.22%) Cisco
4 92 (6.15%) Citrix
5 48 (3.21%) EnterpriseDB
6 46 (3.07%) Veeam
7 45 (3.01%) Databricks
8 31 (2.07%) Dell
9 27 (1.80%) HP
10 25 (1.67%) Google
11 24 (1.60%) SolarWinds
12 22 (1.47%) EMC
13 21 (1.40%) NetApp
13 21 (1.40%) SAP
14 16 (1.07%) Apple
14 16 (1.07%) Splunk
15 15 (1.00%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.94%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.94%) Sophos
17 13 (0.87%) Meraki