Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,775 4,563 4,458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.37% 19.01% 17.66%
As % of the Vendors category 44.83% 42.26% 39.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,024 3,830 3,907
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £42,150 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.10% +12.40% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £59,233 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8,420 10,798 11,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 43.20% 44.98% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,173 8,806 9,310
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £23,543
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +5 1,844 £40,000 -5.88% 638
Yorkshire +2 1,647 £37,500 -6.25% 412
North East -1 289 £35,872 -4.97% 111
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,253 (33.19%) Windows
2 1,164 (30.83%) SQL
3 1,128 (29.88%) SQL Server
4 1,114 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,087 (28.79%) Active Directory
6 919 (24.34%) .NET
7 884 (23.42%) C#
8 844 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
9 755 (20.00%) VMware
10 708 (18.75%) Office 365
11 668 (17.70%) Windows Server
12 634 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
13 601 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
14 579 (15.34%) ITIL
15 496 (13.14%) JavaScript
16 491 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 468 (12.40%) Cisco
18 463 (12.26%) Finance
19 444 (11.76%) Firewall
19 444 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
20 443 (11.74%) ASP.NET
21 432 (11.44%) DevOps
22 428 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
23 425 (11.26%) MVC
24 394 (10.44%) DNS
25 389 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
26 379 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
27 375 (9.93%) Degree
28 369 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 367 (9.72%) PowerShell

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
1 328 (8.69%) MS Exchange
2 283 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 169 (4.48%) IIS
4 128 (3.39%) Skype for Business
5 94 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 75 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 52 (1.38%) Apache
8 42 (1.11%) CMS
9 38 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
10 37 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.64%) WebSphere
13 23 (0.61%) Confluence
14 20 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (0.45%) Umbraco
17 16 (0.42%) WordPress
18 12 (0.32%) Drupal
18 12 (0.32%) IBM Notes
19 11 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 634 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
2 299 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 139 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 81 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 45 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.11%) UXPin
10 2 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.053%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.053%) Simulink
11 1 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.026%) HipChat
11 1 (0.026%) Maya
11 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 84 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 31 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 9 (0.24%) Odoo
5 9 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 4 (0.11%) Magento
7 4 (0.11%) OPENHousing
7 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.079%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.079%) FastStats
8 3 (0.079%) JDE OneWorld
8 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.053%) Unica
9 2 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,114 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 708 (18.75%) Office 365
3 428 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
4 219 (5.80%) Power Platform
5 129 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 97 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 87 (2.30%) SaaS
8 80 (2.12%) IaaS
9 70 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
10 68 (1.80%) PaaS
11 60 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
12 56 (1.48%) Serverless
13 53 (1.40%) GitHub
14 28 (0.74%) Azure Stack
15 26 (0.69%) OneDrive
16 22 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
17 19 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
18 17 (0.45%) Amazon S3
18 17 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
19 16 (0.42%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 444 (11.76%) Firewall
2 394 (10.44%) DNS
3 300 (7.95%) DHCP
4 267 (7.07%) WAN
5 252 (6.68%) LAN
6 231 (6.12%) Broadband
7 205 (5.43%) Wireless
8 204 (5.40%) TCP/IP
9 199 (5.27%) VoIP
10 178 (4.72%) VPN
11 177 (4.69%) SAN
12 133 (3.52%) Skype
13 118 (3.13%) ADSL
14 113 (2.99%) 3G
14 113 (2.99%) VLAN
15 99 (2.62%) Internet
16 63 (1.67%) MPLS
17 58 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
18 56 (1.48%) NAS
19 51 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,128 (29.88%) SQL Server
2 315 (8.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 283 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 218 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 214 (5.67%) Power BI
6 170 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 126 (3.34%) Relational Database
8 113 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 105 (2.78%) MySQL
10 82 (2.17%) NoSQL
11 75 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 60 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 47 (1.25%) MongoDB
14 45 (1.19%) Neo4j
15 44 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
16 38 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
17 37 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
18 36 (0.95%) QlikView
19 32 (0.85%) RDBMS
20 27 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 210 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 207 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 158 (4.19%) Visual Studio
4 71 (1.88%) JIRA
5 58 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 56 (1.48%) GitLab
7 42 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 34 (0.90%) Selenium
9 33 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 32 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 32 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 20 (0.53%) SpecFlow
13 17 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.37%) Moq
15 13 (0.34%) NUnit
16 12 (0.32%) Mercurial
16 12 (0.32%) MSTest
17 11 (0.29%) Mockito
17 11 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 463 (12.26%) Finance
2 198 (5.25%) Retail
3 121 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 99 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 86 (2.28%) Marketing
6 82 (2.17%) Banking
7 74 (1.96%) Legal
8 45 (1.19%) Billing
9 40 (1.06%) Law
10 28 (0.74%) Automotive
11 22 (0.58%) Electronics
12 20 (0.53%) Games
13 17 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.42%) Local Government
15 15 (0.40%) Back Office
16 13 (0.34%) Advertising
17 7 (0.19%) French Language
18 5 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.13%) German Language
18 5 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 931 (24.66%) Developer
2 660 (17.48%) Analyst
3 362 (9.59%) .NET Developer
4 349 (9.25%) C# Developer
5 307 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 269 (7.13%) Support Analyst
7 241 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 206 (5.46%) Support Engineer
9 195 (5.17%) IT Support
9 195 (5.17%) Senior Developer
10 189 (5.01%) Software Developer
11 180 (4.77%) Consultant
12 173 (4.58%) IT Engineer
13 162 (4.29%) Technical Support
14 159 (4.21%) Architect
15 145 (3.84%) SQL Developer
16 131 (3.47%) Technical Analyst
17 125 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
18 116 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 114 (3.02%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 919 (24.34%) .NET
2 443 (11.74%) ASP.NET
3 329 (8.72%) HTML
4 310 (8.21%) CSS
5 254 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 216 (5.72%) Web Services
7 210 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 182 (4.82%) jQuery
9 143 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 142 (3.76%) XML
11 136 (3.60%) RESTful
12 135 (3.58%) AngularJS
13 123 (3.26%) Entity Framework
14 114 (3.02%) .NET Core
15 110 (2.91%) HTML5
16 91 (2.41%) React
17 68 (1.80%) JSON
18 66 (1.75%) SOAP
19 65 (1.72%) WCF
20 64 (1.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 389 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 289 (7.66%) Data Centre
3 209 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
4 202 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
5 148 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 122 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 94 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 88 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 84 (2.23%) Driving Licence
10 71 (1.88%) Mobile App
11 62 (1.64%) Cloud Native
11 62 (1.64%) Replication
12 61 (1.62%) User Experience
13 46 (1.22%) PKI
14 43 (1.14%) NHS
15 35 (0.93%) Robotics
16 31 (0.82%) Smartphone
17 28 (0.74%) Clustering
18 26 (0.69%) PMI
19 24 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,253 (33.19%) Windows
2 668 (17.70%) Windows Server
3 329 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 318 (8.42%) Linux
5 279 (7.39%) Windows 10
6 208 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 183 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 87 (2.30%) Android
9 81 (2.15%) Unix
10 79 (2.09%) Apple iOS
11 71 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (1.06%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 26 (0.69%) Windows XP
15 25 (0.66%) CentOS
16 23 (0.61%) AIX
17 17 (0.45%) HPUX
18 14 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
18 14 (0.37%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 844 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 601 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
3 579 (15.34%) ITIL
4 432 (11.44%) DevOps
5 425 (11.26%) MVC
6 379 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
7 369 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 325 (8.61%) Software Engineering
9 284 (7.52%) Mentoring
10 250 (6.62%) TDD
11 234 (6.20%) Scrum
12 222 (5.88%) Migration
13 207 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
14 200 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 185 (4.90%) Project Management
16 178 (4.72%) CRM
17 176 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
18 169 (4.48%) Pair Programming
19 166 (4.40%) BDD
19 166 (4.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,164 (30.83%) SQL
2 884 (23.42%) C#
3 496 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 367 (9.72%) PowerShell
5 324 (8.58%) T-SQL
6 133 (3.52%) Java
7 132 (3.50%) Python
8 131 (3.47%) C++
9 84 (2.23%) VB
9 84 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 60 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 47 (1.25%) Ruby
12 40 (1.06%) PHP
13 38 (1.01%) C
14 31 (0.82%) VBA
15 29 (0.77%) PL/SQL
16 25 (0.66%) TypeScript
17 20 (0.53%) Go
18 17 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 16 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 444 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 375 (9.93%) Degree
3 262 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 243 (6.44%) MCSE
5 235 (6.23%) CCNA
6 183 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 159 (4.21%) MCSA
8 126 (3.34%) MCITP
9 63 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 54 (1.43%) MCP
11 51 (1.35%) CCNP
12 47 (1.25%) ISTQB
13 43 (1.14%) Security Cleared
14 42 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 35 (0.93%) CISSP
15 35 (0.93%) SC Cleared
16 33 (0.87%) PMI Certification
17 32 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 28 (0.74%) CISA
18 28 (0.74%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (6.28%) SLA
2 199 (5.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (3.50%) QA
4 123 (3.26%) ISO 9001
5 82 (2.17%) PMO
6 63 (1.67%) GDPR
7 50 (1.32%) Data Quality
8 34 (0.90%) ISO 22301
9 22 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.56%) PCI DSS
11 18 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.45%) COBIT
13 15 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
14 10 (0.26%) NIST
15 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.053%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.053%) FINRA
16 2 (0.053%) GMP
16 2 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,087 (28.79%) Active Directory
2 491 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 99 (2.62%) Docker
5 88 (2.33%) vSphere
6 80 (2.12%) XenApp
7 79 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
8 46 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 45 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 26 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 23 (0.61%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 13 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.34%) NFS
17 12 (0.32%) pfSense
18 9 (0.24%) Xen
19 6 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 168 (4.45%) SCCM
2 82 (2.17%) WSUS
3 77 (2.04%) Terraform
4 53 (1.40%) Ansible
5 43 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 43 (1.14%) SCOM
6 40 (1.06%) Puppet
7 38 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
10 24 (0.64%) CA Service Virtualization
11 23 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.53%) Nagios
13 19 (0.50%) Backup Exec
13 19 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (0.40%) Grafana
15 14 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
16 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
17 12 (0.32%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 755 (20.00%) VMware
2 468 (12.40%) Cisco
3 366 (9.70%) Citrix
4 162 (4.29%) Google
5 159 (4.21%) Oracle
6 149 (3.95%) Meraki
7 127 (3.36%) Aruba
8 125 (3.31%) HP
9 118 (3.13%) Polycom
10 104 (2.75%) Veeam
11 74 (1.96%) NetApp
12 73 (1.93%) IBM
13 70 (1.85%) SAP
14 66 (1.75%) Dell
15 61 (1.62%) Tableau
16 54 (1.43%) Apple
17 50 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
17 50 (1.32%) Symantec
18 43 (1.14%) SolarWinds
18 43 (1.14%) Xamarin