Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,839 3,842 4,633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 17.28% 19.50% 19.02%
As % of the Vendors category 43.86% 45.21% 42.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,615 3,236 4,277
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.83%

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 4,193 8,498 10,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 39.39% 43.14% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,276 6,249 8,962
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -4 1,015 £45,000 +7.14% 202
Yorkshire -3 651 £42,500 +7.59% 96
North East -2 174 £39,250 +7.82% 31
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 757 (41.16%) Azure
2 635 (34.53%) SQL Server
3 625 (33.99%) Windows
4 516 (28.06%) SQL
5 467 (25.39%) .NET
6 423 (23.00%) C#
7 417 (22.68%) Active Directory
8 392 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
9 348 (18.92%) Office 365
10 317 (17.24%) Windows Server
11 309 (16.80%) Finance
12 276 (15.01%) VMware
13 270 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
14 248 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
15 234 (12.72%) ITIL
16 229 (12.45%) AWS
17 223 (12.13%) DevOps
18 217 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
19 215 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
20 188 (10.22%) PowerShell
20 188 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 185 (10.06%) JavaScript
22 179 (9.73%) Windows 10
23 176 (9.57%) ASP.NET
24 174 (9.46%) AngularJS
25 172 (9.35%) Firewall
26 168 (9.14%) MVC
27 167 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
28 164 (8.92%) .NET Framework
29 156 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 144 (7.83%) MS Exchange
1 144 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 125 (6.80%) IIS
3 36 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 35 (1.90%) CMS
5 27 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.20%) Umbraco
7 19 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (0.92%) Apache
9 15 (0.82%) Confluence
10 13 (0.71%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.44%) Mule
13 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 270 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
2 35 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.65%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.54%) Elite 3E
5 10 (0.54%) Sage 200
5 10 (0.54%) Sage 500
5 10 (0.54%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.33%) Carpe Diem
7 5 (0.27%) Infor CRM
7 5 (0.27%) Sage X3
7 5 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.22%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.11%) Aareon QL
11 1 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.054%) Magento
11 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.054%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 757 (41.16%) Azure
2 348 (18.92%) Office 365
3 229 (12.45%) AWS
4 116 (6.31%) Power Platform
5 102 (5.55%) IaaS
6 92 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
7 84 (4.57%) PaaS
8 59 (3.21%) GCP
9 55 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 52 (2.83%) SaaS
11 41 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (1.03%) Serverless
13 18 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (0.98%) GitHub
14 14 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (0.71%) Azure Stack
16 11 (0.60%) Logic Apps
16 11 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 172 (9.35%) Firewall
2 129 (7.01%) DNS
3 115 (6.25%) DHCP
4 102 (5.55%) LAN
4 102 (5.55%) WAN
5 92 (5.00%) VPN
6 74 (4.02%) TCP/IP
7 71 (3.86%) SAN
8 58 (3.15%) Internet
9 49 (2.66%) Wireless
10 42 (2.28%) VoIP
11 41 (2.23%) Skype
12 39 (2.12%) VLAN
12 39 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (1.63%) MPLS
13 30 (1.63%) Network Security
14 27 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
15 21 (1.14%) NetScaler
16 18 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (0.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (34.53%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 108 (5.87%) Power BI
5 76 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
6 61 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 60 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (2.12%) MySQL
8 39 (2.12%) NoSQL
9 33 (1.79%) Big Data
9 33 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (1.52%) Data Lake
10 28 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 27 (1.47%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 23 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 85 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 73 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 58 (3.15%) JIRA
5 44 (2.39%) Jenkins
6 39 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 36 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 30 (1.63%) Selenium
9 23 (1.25%) NUnit
10 22 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.65%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.54%) MSTest
14 10 (0.54%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.44%) Cypress.io
15 8 (0.44%) Moq
16 7 (0.38%) GitLab
16 7 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 309 (16.80%) Finance
2 105 (5.71%) Law
3 70 (3.81%) Retail
4 68 (3.70%) Legal
5 43 (2.34%) Public Sector
6 40 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.47%) Marketing
10 24 (1.31%) Local Government
11 22 (1.20%) Games
12 18 (0.98%) Banking
13 13 (0.71%) Billing
14 8 (0.44%) Automotive
15 5 (0.27%) Back Office
16 4 (0.22%) Electronics
17 3 (0.16%) Housing Association
17 3 (0.16%) Publishing
17 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.11%) Police
Job Titles
1 451 (24.52%) Developer
2 260 (14.14%) Analyst
3 170 (9.24%) .NET Developer
4 141 (7.67%) Architect
5 133 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 112 (6.09%) C# Developer
7 98 (5.33%) Software Developer
8 82 (4.46%) IT Support
9 79 (4.30%) Support Engineer
10 78 (4.24%) Support Analyst
11 74 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 73 (3.97%) Consultant
13 62 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
13 62 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
14 49 (2.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 49 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
15 48 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 47 (2.56%) Applications Support
17 46 (2.50%) IT Analyst
18 44 (2.39%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (25.39%) .NET
2 176 (9.57%) ASP.NET
3 174 (9.46%) AngularJS
4 164 (8.92%) .NET Framework
5 136 (7.40%) CSS
6 133 (7.23%) .NET Core
7 126 (6.85%) HTML
8 101 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 95 (5.17%) React
10 91 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 85 (4.62%) Web Services
12 84 (4.57%) Entity Framework
13 68 (3.70%) REST
14 60 (3.26%) jQuery
15 55 (2.99%) HTML5
16 43 (2.34%) Vue.js
17 40 (2.18%) RESTful
17 40 (2.18%) XML
18 30 (1.63%) WCF
19 29 (1.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 217 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 79 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.34%) User Experience
7 42 (2.28%) Driving Licence
8 38 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 37 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.20%) Clustering
12 21 (1.14%) Replication
13 19 (1.03%) PKI
14 13 (0.71%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.60%) Fat Client
16 11 (0.60%) Social Media
16 11 (0.60%) Thin Client
17 10 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 625 (33.99%) Windows
2 317 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 179 (9.73%) Windows 10
4 120 (6.53%) Linux
5 108 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (4.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 74 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (3.75%) Windows 7
9 43 (2.34%) Android
10 42 (2.28%) Apple iOS
11 29 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
12 23 (1.25%) Windows 8
13 22 (1.20%) Unix
14 16 (0.87%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.54%) VMS
17 9 (0.49%) HPUX
18 5 (0.27%) Solaris
18 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
3 234 (12.72%) ITIL
4 223 (12.13%) DevOps
5 188 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 168 (9.14%) MVC
7 167 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
8 117 (6.36%) Migration
9 104 (5.66%) Change Management
9 104 (5.66%) Scrum
10 98 (5.33%) Software Engineering
11 92 (5.00%) CRM
12 91 (4.95%) Analytics
12 91 (4.95%) Project Management
13 90 (4.89%) Mentoring
14 81 (4.40%) IT Strategy
14 81 (4.40%) SDLC
15 80 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
16 79 (4.30%) TDD
17 74 (4.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 516 (28.06%) SQL
2 423 (23.00%) C#
3 188 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 185 (10.06%) JavaScript
5 93 (5.06%) T-SQL
6 83 (4.51%) Python
7 48 (2.61%) Java
8 46 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 35 (1.90%) VB
10 29 (1.58%) X++
11 24 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.03%) R
13 19 (1.03%) VBA
14 17 (0.92%) C
15 16 (0.87%) Perl
15 16 (0.87%) VB6
16 14 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 11 (0.60%) C++
18 9 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 215 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (6.36%) Degree
3 103 (5.60%) MCSE
4 89 (4.84%) MCSA
5 79 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (3.48%) CCNA
7 43 (2.34%) Security Cleared
8 42 (2.28%) TOGAF Certification
9 41 (2.23%) MCP
10 33 (1.79%) SC Cleared
11 29 (1.58%) MCTS
12 28 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.25%) MCSD
14 18 (0.98%) CISM
15 17 (0.92%) CCNP
16 15 (0.82%) DBS Check
17 13 (0.71%) CISA
18 12 (0.65%) MCITP
18 12 (0.65%) Server+ Certification
19 11 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.13%) SLA
2 69 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (3.53%) GDPR
4 52 (2.83%) PCI DSS
5 31 (1.69%) QA
6 25 (1.36%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.65%) NIST
8 5 (0.27%) PMO
9 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 417 (22.68%) Active Directory
2 156 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 60 (3.26%) Docker
5 42 (2.28%) XenApp
6 35 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 22 (1.20%) vSphere
9 19 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.60%) Xen
14 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.44%) vCloud
14 8 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.44%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.33%) Firmware
16 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 127 (6.91%) SCCM
2 74 (4.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 50 (2.72%) Terraform
4 39 (2.12%) Puppet
5 38 (2.07%) Kubernetes
6 36 (1.96%) Ansible
7 27 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.31%) WSUS
9 14 (0.76%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.71%) SCOM
11 11 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.49%) Nagios
13 8 (0.44%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.44%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.38%) Backup Exec
15 5 (0.27%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.27%) Nessus
16 4 (0.22%) Packer
16 4 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 276 (15.01%) VMware
2 153 (8.32%) Citrix
3 127 (6.91%) Cisco
4 72 (3.92%) Oracle
5 46 (2.50%) Google
6 41 (2.23%) HP
7 38 (2.07%) ServiceNow
7 38 (2.07%) Tableau
8 34 (1.85%) SAP
9 33 (1.79%) Veeam
10 30 (1.63%) Databricks
11 28 (1.52%) Sage
11 28 (1.52%) Xamarin
12 25 (1.36%) Dell
13 23 (1.25%) Sitecore
14 22 (1.20%) iManage
14 22 (1.20%) Meraki
15 20 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (0.98%) webMethods
17 17 (0.92%) McAfee