Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,929 3,685 4,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 18.40% 19.53% 18.14%
As % of the Vendors category 44.77% 44.99% 39.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,417 3,159 3,779
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £21,593
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 6,543 8,191 11,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 41.10% 43.42% 45.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,936 6,661 9,074
North of England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £63,750
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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 1,596 £42,500 -5.56% 613
Yorkshire -1 1,096 £42,500 +6.25% 366
North East 0 240 £39,250 +4.67% 140
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 1,015 (34.65%) Windows
2 1,014 (34.62%) Azure
3 827 (28.23%) SQL Server
4 751 (25.64%) SQL
5 710 (24.24%) Active Directory
6 697 (23.80%) .NET
7 682 (23.28%) C#
8 666 (22.74%) Office 365
9 654 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
10 495 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
11 445 (15.19%) Finance
12 443 (15.12%) VMware
12 443 (15.12%) Windows Server
13 439 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
14 369 (12.60%) ITIL
15 352 (12.02%) AWS
16 326 (11.13%) JavaScript
17 311 (10.62%) Windows 10
18 297 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 292 (9.97%) MVC
20 290 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
21 283 (9.66%) ASP.NET
22 281 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 281 (9.59%) DevOps
23 277 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
24 275 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
25 271 (9.25%) Firewall
26 255 (8.71%) Mentoring
27 243 (8.30%) Cisco
28 240 (8.19%) HTML

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
1 224 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 215 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 135 (4.61%) IIS
4 75 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 61 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 53 (1.81%) CMS
7 36 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (0.82%) Confluence
9 22 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.68%) Umbraco
11 18 (0.61%) Apache
12 16 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.24%) Drupal
16 7 (0.24%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.24%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.24%) Mule
Applications
1 495 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
2 277 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 104 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.034%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.034%) InDesign
9 1 (0.034%) SPSS
9 1 (0.034%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 63 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.55%) Sage 200
5 15 (0.51%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.44%) Elite 3E
6 13 (0.44%) Sage 500
6 13 (0.44%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.31%) assyst
7 9 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
8 7 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.10%) Dynamics SL
11 2 (0.068%) Cognos Controller
11 2 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,014 (34.62%) Azure
2 666 (22.74%) Office 365
3 352 (12.02%) AWS
4 167 (5.70%) Power Platform
5 102 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
6 92 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 72 (2.46%) IaaS
8 70 (2.39%) SaaS
9 67 (2.29%) GCP
10 61 (2.08%) PaaS
11 38 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.72%) GitHub
14 20 (0.68%) Serverless
15 17 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
15 17 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.55%) Mimecast
16 16 (0.55%) OneDrive
17 14 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (9.25%) Firewall
2 228 (7.78%) DNS
3 183 (6.25%) DHCP
4 149 (5.09%) LAN
5 146 (4.98%) WAN
6 113 (3.86%) SAN
6 113 (3.86%) VPN
7 106 (3.62%) TCP/IP
8 103 (3.52%) Skype
9 93 (3.18%) Wireless
10 77 (2.63%) VoIP
11 60 (2.05%) Internet
12 57 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
14 34 (1.16%) MPLS
15 33 (1.13%) VLAN
16 30 (1.02%) NetScaler
17 28 (0.96%) Unified Communications
18 24 (0.82%) Network Security
19 21 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (28.23%) SQL Server
2 171 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 162 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 156 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
5 142 (4.85%) Power BI
6 106 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (3.31%) Relational Database
8 62 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 62 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 62 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
9 57 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 49 (1.67%) MySQL
11 43 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 34 (1.16%) Oracle Database
13 32 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
14 30 (1.02%) MongoDB
15 29 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
15 29 (0.99%) Big Data
16 27 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 26 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 134 (4.57%) Git (software)
1 134 (4.57%) Visual Studio
2 133 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 101 (3.45%) JIRA
4 44 (1.50%) Selenium
5 38 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 26 (0.89%) GitLab
8 24 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 24 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 21 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 21 (0.72%) Moq
9 21 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
9 21 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 19 (0.65%) Postman
11 18 (0.61%) SpecFlow
12 17 (0.58%) MSTest
12 17 (0.58%) NUnit
13 13 (0.44%) LINQPad
13 13 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 445 (15.19%) Finance
2 136 (4.64%) Public Sector
3 123 (4.20%) Retail
4 94 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 92 (3.14%) Legal
6 73 (2.49%) Law
7 68 (2.32%) Marketing
8 65 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.13%) Banking
11 21 (0.72%) Local Government
12 19 (0.65%) Advertising
13 18 (0.61%) Games
14 16 (0.55%) Automotive
14 16 (0.55%) Police
15 15 (0.51%) Publishing
16 13 (0.44%) Fire and Rescue
17 12 (0.41%) Billing
18 8 (0.27%) Housing Association
19 5 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 666 (22.74%) Developer
2 436 (14.89%) Analyst
3 224 (7.65%) .NET Developer
4 195 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 170 (5.80%) C# Developer
6 162 (5.53%) IT Support
7 150 (5.12%) Architect
8 142 (4.85%) Software Developer
9 141 (4.81%) Consultant
10 138 (4.71%) Senior Developer
11 135 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 116 (3.96%) Support Analyst
13 101 (3.45%) IT Engineer
14 99 (3.38%) Service Analyst
14 99 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
15 94 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
16 91 (3.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 83 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
17 83 (2.83%) Software Engineer
18 80 (2.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 697 (23.80%) .NET
2 283 (9.66%) ASP.NET
3 240 (8.19%) HTML
4 234 (7.99%) CSS
5 207 (7.07%) .NET Framework
6 184 (6.28%) AngularJS
7 173 (5.91%) .NET Core
8 161 (5.50%) Web Services
9 154 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 127 (4.34%) jQuery
11 108 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 104 (3.55%) Entity Framework
13 99 (3.38%) React
14 85 (2.90%) HTML5
15 73 (2.49%) XML
16 72 (2.46%) RESTful
17 68 (2.32%) REST
17 68 (2.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 62 (2.12%) Vue.js
19 53 (1.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 275 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
3 131 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 122 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 97 (3.31%) User Experience
6 84 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 83 (2.83%) Driving Licence
8 78 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 51 (1.74%) Public Cloud
11 38 (1.30%) Private Cloud
12 33 (1.13%) Cloud Native
13 31 (1.06%) Clustering
14 29 (0.99%) NHS
15 23 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 23 (0.79%) Replication
16 19 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 17 (0.58%) Blackberry
18 16 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
18 16 (0.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1,015 (34.65%) Windows
2 443 (15.12%) Windows Server
3 311 (10.62%) Windows 10
4 211 (7.20%) Linux
5 176 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 152 (5.19%) Windows 7
7 143 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (3.14%) Windows 8
9 68 (2.32%) Android
10 66 (2.25%) Apple iOS
10 66 (2.25%) Unix
11 39 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.61%) VMS
13 17 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 16 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.41%) HPUX
16 12 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
3 369 (12.60%) ITIL
4 292 (9.97%) MVC
5 281 (9.59%) DevOps
5 281 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 255 (8.71%) Mentoring
7 239 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
8 175 (5.97%) Project Management
9 169 (5.77%) Scrum
10 162 (5.53%) TDD
11 154 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 149 (5.09%) Change Management
12 149 (5.09%) Migration
12 149 (5.09%) SDLC
13 145 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 135 (4.61%) Coaching
15 128 (4.37%) Analytics
16 126 (4.30%) CRM
17 120 (4.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 751 (25.64%) SQL
2 682 (23.28%) C#
3 326 (11.13%) JavaScript
4 193 (6.59%) PowerShell
5 136 (4.64%) T-SQL
6 99 (3.38%) Python
7 92 (3.14%) Java
8 77 (2.63%) VB
9 71 (2.42%) VB.NET
10 37 (1.26%) PHP
11 28 (0.96%) C
11 28 (0.96%) VB6
12 27 (0.92%) C++
13 25 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 25 (0.85%) X++
14 24 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 21 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.65%) TypeScript
17 13 (0.44%) R
17 13 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 297 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 231 (7.89%) Degree
3 122 (4.17%) MCSE
4 110 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (3.38%) MCSA
6 84 (2.87%) CCNA
7 58 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 48 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 40 (1.37%) DBS Check
10 38 (1.30%) MCP
11 36 (1.23%) SC Cleared
12 34 (1.16%) MCTS
13 31 (1.06%) MCITP
14 27 (0.92%) CCNP
15 25 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (0.79%) ISTQB
17 21 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 20 (0.68%) MCSD
19 18 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.68%) SLA
2 91 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (2.97%) GDPR
4 56 (1.91%) QA
5 30 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.61%) PMO
8 17 (0.58%) NIST
9 12 (0.41%) COBIT
10 8 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.24%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.034%) PA-DSS
15 1 (0.034%) WCAG
System Software
1 710 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 290 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 71 (2.42%) vSphere
5 68 (2.32%) Docker
6 67 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (2.08%) XenApp
8 36 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 17 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 14 (0.48%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.20%) vCloud
17 5 (0.17%) BitLocker
18 4 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 207 (7.07%) SCCM
2 88 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 54 (1.84%) Puppet
3 54 (1.84%) Terraform
3 54 (1.84%) WSUS
4 44 (1.50%) SCOM
5 39 (1.33%) Ansible
6 36 (1.23%) Kubernetes
7 34 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 15 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.48%) SCOrch
11 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (0.44%) Nagios
11 13 (0.44%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.41%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.34%) XenMobile
14 9 (0.31%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 443 (15.12%) VMware
2 243 (8.30%) Cisco
3 236 (8.06%) Citrix
4 112 (3.82%) Oracle
5 78 (2.66%) HP
6 61 (2.08%) Xamarin
7 57 (1.95%) Google
8 51 (1.74%) Apple
9 50 (1.71%) SAP
10 49 (1.67%) Veeam
11 46 (1.57%) IBM
12 43 (1.47%) Sage
13 42 (1.43%) Dell
14 40 (1.37%) NetApp
15 34 (1.16%) ServiceNow
16 33 (1.13%) Tableau
17 30 (1.02%) Sitecore
18 29 (0.99%) EMC
19 28 (0.96%) iManage
20 24 (0.82%) Intapp