Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,924 2,649 3,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 16.55% 17.89% 19.52%
As % of the Vendors category 44.66% 45.08% 45.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,534 2,172 3,070
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,625 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.66% -0.30%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £51,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,475 £60,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +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 4,308 5,876 8,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 37.05% 39.69% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,484 4,510 6,409
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £24,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 0 992 £45,000 - 374
Yorkshire -3 737 £42,500 - 198
North East -2 198 £43,125 +12.01% 91
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 847 (44.02%) Azure
2 704 (36.59%) Windows
3 594 (30.87%) SQL
4 518 (26.92%) Microsoft 365
5 504 (26.20%) Active Directory
6 395 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
7 386 (20.06%) SQL Server
8 325 (16.89%) VMware
8 325 (16.89%) Windows Server
9 307 (15.96%) DevOps
10 296 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
11 291 (15.12%) AWS
12 278 (14.45%) .NET
13 273 (14.19%) C#
14 262 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
15 245 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
16 243 (12.63%) ITIL
17 238 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
18 232 (12.06%) Oracle
19 217 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
19 217 (11.28%) Finance
20 207 (10.76%) Migration
20 207 (10.76%) PowerShell
21 202 (10.50%) Firewall
22 200 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 182 (9.46%) Power Platform
24 175 (9.10%) JavaScript
25 169 (8.78%) DNS
25 169 (8.78%) Cisco
26 167 (8.68%) Linux

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
1 108 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 102 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.70%) IIS
4 31 (1.61%) Confluence
4 31 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (1.20%) Apache
6 19 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.52%) CMS
10 9 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.31%) Alfresco
12 6 (0.31%) Apache Synapse
12 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.16%) nginx
13 3 (0.16%) SAS
13 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 296 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.052%) InVision
9 1 (0.052%) Sketch
9 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.16%) C-CURE
8 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.10%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.052%) Magento
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.052%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.052%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 847 (44.02%) Azure
2 518 (26.92%) Microsoft 365
3 291 (15.12%) AWS
4 182 (9.46%) Power Platform
5 82 (4.26%) PaaS
6 81 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 74 (3.85%) IaaS
8 67 (3.48%) SaaS
9 55 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
10 53 (2.75%) PowerApps
11 46 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
12 42 (2.18%) GCP
13 41 (2.13%) OneDrive
14 32 (1.66%) Power Automate
15 30 (1.56%) Serverless
16 20 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (0.88%) Mimecast
18 15 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
19 11 (0.57%) Yammer
20 10 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 202 (10.50%) Firewall
2 169 (8.78%) DNS
3 118 (6.13%) DHCP
4 97 (5.04%) WAN
5 94 (4.89%) LAN
6 90 (4.68%) TCP/IP
7 80 (4.16%) SAN
8 69 (3.59%) VPN
9 59 (3.07%) VLAN
10 56 (2.91%) Wireless
11 51 (2.65%) Network Security
12 44 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (2.18%) VoIP
14 40 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
15 34 (1.77%) Internet
16 30 (1.56%) Skype
17 29 (1.51%) SSL
18 26 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (1.25%) MPLS
20 20 (1.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 141 (7.33%) Power BI
3 133 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
4 126 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 76 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (2.75%) Data Lake
7 51 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 45 (2.34%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 33 (1.72%) MySQL
11 28 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (1.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
15 19 (0.99%) Big Data
16 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (0.83%) Tableau
18 15 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 81 (4.21%) Visual Studio
2 68 (3.53%) Jenkins
3 67 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 42 (2.18%) JIRA
5 34 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (1.61%) JUnit
7 28 (1.46%) Maven
8 27 (1.40%) Subversion
9 17 (0.88%) Selenium
10 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (0.73%) TeamCity
12 12 (0.62%) Postman
12 12 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.42%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.36%) GitLab
15 6 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
15 6 (0.31%) ReSharper
15 6 (0.31%) YouTrack
General
1 217 (11.28%) Finance
2 85 (4.42%) Public Sector
3 79 (4.11%) Retail
4 70 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 64 (3.33%) Law
6 41 (2.13%) Multimedia
7 40 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.92%) Marketing
9 36 (1.87%) Games
10 29 (1.51%) Legal
11 19 (0.99%) Banking
12 14 (0.73%) Local Government
12 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (0.73%) Publishing
13 11 (0.57%) Back Office
14 10 (0.52%) Electronics
15 7 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.36%) Billing
16 6 (0.31%) French Language
16 6 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 316 (16.42%) Developer
2 265 (13.77%) Analyst
3 169 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 157 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
5 101 (5.25%) Support Engineer
6 99 (5.15%) IT Support
7 96 (4.99%) .NET Developer
8 89 (4.63%) Architect
9 88 (4.57%) Platform Engineer
10 76 (3.95%) Trainee
11 68 (3.53%) IT Engineer
12 64 (3.33%) Network Engineer
13 63 (3.27%) Administrator
14 60 (3.12%) Software Developer
15 59 (3.07%) Support Analyst
16 58 (3.01%) C# Developer
17 54 (2.81%) Consultant
18 53 (2.75%) Senior Developer
19 48 (2.49%) IT Analyst
20 46 (2.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (14.45%) .NET
2 129 (6.70%) HTML
3 120 (6.24%) Web Services
4 103 (5.35%) CSS
5 88 (4.57%) .NET Framework
6 78 (4.05%) .NET Core
7 76 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 64 (3.33%) HTML5
9 48 (2.49%) CSS3
10 45 (2.34%) REST
11 44 (2.29%) AngularJS
12 43 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 42 (2.18%) React
14 39 (2.03%) RESTful
15 38 (1.98%) XML
16 34 (1.77%) Spring
17 29 (1.51%) jQuery
17 29 (1.51%) JSON
18 28 (1.46%) Spring Boot
19 27 (1.40%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 245 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 73 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
4 66 (3.43%) Public Cloud
5 60 (3.12%) Data Centre
6 41 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 31 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 28 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.35%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.09%) User Experience
12 19 (0.99%) Clustering
13 18 (0.94%) Private Cloud
13 18 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (0.83%) Replication
15 15 (0.78%) FMCG
15 15 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.73%) e-Learning
17 13 (0.68%) iPad
18 12 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 704 (36.59%) Windows
2 325 (16.89%) Windows Server
3 167 (8.68%) Linux
4 137 (7.12%) Windows 10
5 99 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (4.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 66 (3.43%) Windows 7
8 51 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (2.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (1.72%) Unix
11 29 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (1.46%) Android
13 17 (0.88%) VMS
13 17 (0.88%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.83%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.42%) Solaris
17 6 (0.31%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.21%) CentOS
18 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (15.96%) DevOps
3 262 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
4 243 (12.63%) ITIL
5 217 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
6 207 (10.76%) Migration
7 200 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 156 (8.11%) Project Management
9 137 (7.12%) Infrastructure as Code
10 123 (6.39%) Software Engineering
11 115 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
12 112 (5.82%) Data Security
13 107 (5.56%) ETL
14 102 (5.30%) Analytics
15 99 (5.15%) Change Management
15 99 (5.15%) Scrum
16 90 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
17 88 (4.57%) OO
18 85 (4.42%) Software Testing
19 84 (4.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 594 (30.87%) SQL
2 273 (14.19%) C#
3 207 (10.76%) PowerShell
4 175 (9.10%) JavaScript
5 155 (8.06%) Python
6 126 (6.55%) Java
7 84 (4.37%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.39%) Bash Shell
9 37 (1.92%) C
10 27 (1.40%) Java 8
11 26 (1.35%) C++
12 23 (1.20%) PHP
12 23 (1.20%) TypeScript
13 18 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (0.83%) Go
14 16 (0.83%) R
14 16 (0.83%) VB
15 14 (0.73%) VBA
16 12 (0.62%) Perl
17 11 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (8.06%) Degree
2 112 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 53 (2.75%) CCNA
6 51 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 45 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (2.34%) MCSE
8 37 (1.92%) A+ Certification
9 34 (1.77%) OCP
9 34 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
10 27 (1.40%) CIW
10 27 (1.40%) OCA
11 26 (1.35%) CCNP
12 20 (1.04%) CISSP
13 19 (0.99%) MCSA
13 19 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
14 18 (0.94%) Linux+ Certification
15 16 (0.83%) MCP
15 16 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (5.61%) SLA
2 60 (3.12%) QA
3 30 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.51%) GDPR
5 27 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.68%) NIST
7 12 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.26%) GMP
11 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.26%) PMO
12 4 (0.21%) COBIT
12 4 (0.21%) GRC
13 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.052%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.052%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.052%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 504 (26.20%) Active Directory
2 238 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 57 (2.96%) Docker
5 33 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 27 (1.40%) vSphere
9 20 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.99%) XenApp
11 15 (0.78%) Firmware
12 12 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (0.42%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.36%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (6.24%) SCCM
2 69 (3.59%) Terraform
3 61 (3.17%) Kubernetes
4 48 (2.49%) Ansible
5 41 (2.13%) WSUS
6 40 (2.08%) Puppet
7 35 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (1.61%) SCOM
9 23 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (1.09%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
12 16 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 13 (0.68%) Nagios
13 13 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.57%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.57%) vRealize
15 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 325 (16.89%) VMware
2 232 (12.06%) Oracle
3 169 (8.78%) Cisco
4 136 (7.07%) Citrix
5 82 (4.26%) EnterpriseDB
6 55 (2.86%) Google
7 52 (2.70%) HP
8 51 (2.65%) Databricks
9 49 (2.55%) Veeam
10 41 (2.13%) Dell
11 37 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 33 (1.72%) EMC
13 32 (1.66%) SAP
14 30 (1.56%) McAfee
15 28 (1.46%) SolarWinds
16 25 (1.30%) Apple
17 20 (1.04%) Adobe
17 20 (1.04%) NetApp
17 20 (1.04%) Symantec
18 19 (0.99%) Salesforce.com