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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 14 August 2022 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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,962 2,664 1,499
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 21.57% 18.19% 16.87%
As % of the Vendors category 54.16% 46.58% 43.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,250 2,044 1,249
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,184 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 7,315 5,719 3,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 39.82% 39.05% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,290 4,317 2,778
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £34,500 £34,750 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
North West +1 2,171 £45,000 - 373
Yorkshire +2 1,487 £45,000 +5.88% 228
North East 0 305 £40,000 -4.76% 68
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 1,796 (45.33%) Azure
2 1,290 (32.56%) Social Skills
3 1,253 (31.63%) Agile
4 1,005 (25.37%) Windows
5 970 (24.48%) SQL
6 964 (24.33%) DevOps
7 953 (24.05%) Microsoft 365
8 857 (21.63%) SQL Server
9 794 (20.04%) Active Directory
10 676 (17.06%) C#
11 674 (17.01%) .NET
12 621 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
13 555 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
14 541 (13.65%) ITIL
15 528 (13.33%) Finance
16 522 (13.18%) Windows Server
17 491 (12.39%) AWS
18 482 (12.17%) Cybersecurity
19 468 (11.81%) JavaScript
20 452 (11.41%) Azure DevOps
21 441 (11.13%) HTML
22 422 (10.65%) Analytics
23 395 (9.97%) CSS
24 394 (9.94%) MVC
24 394 (9.94%) Git (software)
25 393 (9.92%) Terraform
26 389 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
27 388 (9.79%) QA
28 386 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
29 373 (9.41%) .NET Framework

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
1 342 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 153 (3.86%) MS Exchange
3 61 (1.54%) IIS
4 36 (0.91%) Apache
5 34 (0.86%) Confluence
6 32 (0.81%) Skype for Business
7 31 (0.78%) CMS
8 23 (0.58%) MS Project Server
9 21 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (0.45%) Umbraco
12 17 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.30%) Sitefinity
14 11 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.18%) SAS
17 6 (0.15%) WordPress
18 4 (0.10%) Apache Airflow
18 4 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 621 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 386 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
4 113 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.15%) InDesign
8 5 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.13%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.076%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.076%) Maple
10 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.025%) Marvel
10 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.025%) Revit
10 1 (0.025%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 75 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.25%) iTrent
5 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.18%) SAP Retail
6 7 (0.18%) SessionCam
6 7 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.15%) DELMIA
7 6 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.13%) SAP CAR
9 4 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.10%) Summit
10 3 (0.076%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.076%) Sage CRM
11 2 (0.050%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
12 1 (0.025%) PRMS
12 1 (0.025%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,796 (45.33%) Azure
2 953 (24.05%) Microsoft 365
3 491 (12.39%) AWS
4 452 (11.41%) Azure DevOps
5 318 (8.03%) Serverless
6 282 (7.12%) Azure Functions
7 269 (6.79%) Azure Service Bus
8 257 (6.49%) Power Platform
9 204 (5.15%) GCP
9 204 (5.15%) SaaS
10 182 (4.59%) PaaS
11 160 (4.04%) Azure Active Directory
12 134 (3.38%) IaaS
13 84 (2.12%) OneDrive
14 80 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
15 72 (1.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 66 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
16 66 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
17 54 (1.36%) PowerApps
18 51 (1.29%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 290 (7.32%) Firewall
2 245 (6.18%) DNS
3 203 (5.12%) WAN
4 195 (4.92%) LAN
5 184 (4.64%) DHCP
6 172 (4.34%) TCP/IP
7 103 (2.60%) VPN
8 83 (2.09%) SAN
9 82 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
10 76 (1.92%) PPP
11 72 (1.82%) Wireless
12 67 (1.69%) Internet
13 66 (1.67%) Skype
14 53 (1.34%) VLAN
15 49 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
16 41 (1.03%) Network Security
17 38 (0.96%) SD-WAN
17 38 (0.96%) VoIP
18 36 (0.91%) MPLS
19 27 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 857 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 195 (4.92%) Big Data
3 179 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 163 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 161 (4.06%) Power BI
6 124 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 102 (2.57%) Data Lake
8 96 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 73 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 63 (1.59%) NoSQL
11 52 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 52 (1.31%) Tableau
12 48 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
13 45 (1.14%) MySQL
14 29 (0.73%) Oracle Database
15 26 (0.66%) MS Access
16 25 (0.63%) Redis
17 23 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
18 22 (0.56%) MongoDB
19 21 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 394 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 262 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 152 (3.84%) JMeter
4 148 (3.74%) Rational Quality Manager
4 148 (3.74%) Zephyr
5 73 (1.84%) JIRA
5 73 (1.84%) Visual Studio
6 72 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 47 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 46 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 30 (0.76%) Bitbucket
10 29 (0.73%) Selenium
11 21 (0.53%) Maven
12 20 (0.50%) Postman
13 15 (0.38%) Gradle
14 14 (0.35%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.25%) Ant
15 10 (0.25%) Subversion
15 10 (0.25%) Visual Studio Code
16 9 (0.23%) Moq
General
1 1,290 (32.56%) Social Skills
2 528 (13.33%) Finance
3 389 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
4 197 (4.97%) Games
5 188 (4.75%) Retail
6 184 (4.64%) Manufacturing
7 182 (4.59%) Legal
8 159 (4.01%) Public Sector
9 146 (3.69%) Law
10 140 (3.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 120 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
12 103 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
13 78 (1.97%) Marketing
14 71 (1.79%) Banking
15 69 (1.74%) Telecoms
16 38 (0.96%) Publishing
17 33 (0.83%) Police
18 31 (0.78%) Social Housing
19 30 (0.76%) Local Government
20 27 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 576 (14.54%) Developer
2 555 (14.01%) Analyst
3 264 (6.66%) Architect
4 242 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 238 (6.01%) .NET Developer
6 173 (4.37%) IT Support
7 163 (4.11%) Consultant
7 163 (4.11%) Support Engineer
8 154 (3.89%) Senior Developer
9 153 (3.86%) Trainee
10 149 (3.76%) QA Leader
11 134 (3.38%) Software Developer
12 130 (3.28%) IT Engineer
13 129 (3.26%) Support Analyst
14 124 (3.13%) IT Manager
15 123 (3.10%) Project Manager
16 121 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
17 119 (3.00%) IT Analyst
18 115 (2.90%) Technical Support
19 105 (2.65%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (17.01%) .NET
2 441 (11.13%) HTML
3 395 (9.97%) CSS
4 373 (9.41%) .NET Framework
5 369 (9.31%) .NET Core
6 342 (8.63%) React
7 341 (8.61%) Entity Framework
8 316 (7.98%) jQuery
9 268 (6.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 175 (4.42%) Spring
11 105 (2.65%) AngularJS
12 87 (2.20%) ASP.NET
13 85 (2.15%) JSON
14 72 (1.82%) Node.js
15 71 (1.79%) XML
16 66 (1.67%) Kafka
17 52 (1.31%) REST
18 51 (1.29%) RESTful
19 50 (1.26%) Web Services
20 48 (1.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 224 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 187 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 171 (4.32%) Virtual Team
4 169 (4.27%) Algorithms
5 138 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 114 (2.88%) User Experience
7 96 (2.42%) Driving Licence
8 91 (2.30%) Public Cloud
9 90 (2.27%) NHS
10 64 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 56 (1.41%) Cloud Native
12 40 (1.01%) Life Science
13 35 (0.88%) IoT
14 33 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 32 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
15 32 (0.81%) Replication
16 30 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
17 29 (0.73%) Reference Data
18 27 (0.68%) Data Structures
19 24 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,005 (25.37%) Windows
2 522 (13.18%) Windows Server
3 293 (7.40%) Android
4 280 (7.07%) Windows 10
5 277 (6.99%) Apple iOS
6 157 (3.96%) Linux
7 137 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 94 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 82 (2.07%) Unix
10 78 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 74 (1.87%) Windows 7
12 55 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 27 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 24 (0.61%) VMS
16 21 (0.53%) AIX
16 21 (0.53%) Windows 8
17 13 (0.33%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.28%) OS/400
18 11 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,253 (31.63%) Agile
2 964 (24.33%) DevOps
3 555 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
4 541 (13.65%) ITIL
5 482 (12.17%) Cybersecurity
6 422 (10.65%) Analytics
7 394 (9.94%) MVC
8 370 (9.34%) Project Delivery
9 346 (8.73%) Mentoring
10 342 (8.63%) Process Improvement
11 341 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 338 (8.53%) Information Security
13 293 (7.40%) Unit Testing
14 292 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 278 (7.02%) Migration
16 277 (6.99%) Project Management
17 274 (6.92%) User Stories
18 269 (6.79%) Product Roadmap
19 245 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
20 244 (6.16%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 970 (24.48%) SQL
2 676 (17.06%) C#
3 468 (11.81%) JavaScript
4 305 (7.70%) PowerShell
5 292 (7.37%) Python
6 264 (6.66%) Java
7 167 (4.22%) T-SQL
8 52 (1.31%) TypeScript
9 44 (1.11%) Bash
10 40 (1.01%) C
11 35 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 29 (0.73%) VBA
13 27 (0.68%) PHP
14 26 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 24 (0.61%) C++
15 24 (0.61%) VB
16 21 (0.53%) SAPscript
17 20 (0.50%) F#
18 18 (0.45%) Scala
19 15 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 341 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 319 (8.05%) Degree
3 151 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 106 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 84 (2.12%) HNC
6 62 (1.56%) DBS Check
7 59 (1.49%) MCSE
8 53 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (1.21%) MCSA
10 46 (1.16%) CCNA
11 35 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (0.73%) CCNP
13 28 (0.71%) Master's Degree
14 26 (0.66%) MCP
15 24 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
15 24 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 22 (0.56%) AWS Certification
16 22 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (0.48%) A+ Certification
17 19 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (9.79%) QA
2 219 (5.53%) SLA
3 66 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 62 (1.56%) PMO
5 61 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 54 (1.36%) GDPR
7 41 (1.03%) NIST
8 40 (1.01%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.43%) GRC
10 17 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.33%) Accessibility
12 11 (0.28%) GLP
12 11 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
13 10 (0.25%) GMP
14 8 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.20%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
15 6 (0.15%) COBIT
15 6 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 794 (20.04%) Active Directory
2 255 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.20%) Docker
5 51 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 45 (1.14%) vSphere
7 35 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.83%) XenApp
9 27 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.18%) Firmware
14 6 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 393 (9.92%) Terraform
2 201 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 186 (4.69%) Kubernetes
4 149 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
4 149 (3.76%) SCCM
5 148 (3.74%) HP ALM
6 55 (1.39%) Ansible
7 47 (1.19%) WSUS
8 39 (0.98%) Puppet
9 37 (0.93%) SCOM
10 27 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 26 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
12 21 (0.53%) NetBackup
13 17 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 13 (0.33%) SCSM
14 13 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
15 12 (0.30%) vCenter Server
16 11 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
17 10 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
18 7 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 366 (9.24%) VMware
2 259 (6.54%) Xamarin
3 247 (6.23%) Cisco
4 235 (5.93%) Google
5 206 (5.20%) HP
6 198 (5.00%) IBM
7 169 (4.27%) Citrix
8 165 (4.16%) Oracle
9 133 (3.36%) Apple
10 118 (2.98%) Adobe
11 104 (2.62%) SAP
12 73 (1.84%) SolarWinds
13 69 (1.74%) Veeam
14 52 (1.31%) Dell
15 43 (1.09%) Databricks
16 40 (1.01%) Meraki
17 39 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
18 31 (0.78%) ServiceNow
19 30 (0.76%) Sophos
20 25 (0.63%) Sitecore