Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,661 4,439 4,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.41% 18.09% 18.19%
As % of the Vendors category 44.71% 39.84% 42.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,130 3,809 4,033
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,620 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £57,400
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 8,188 11,141 10,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 43.42% 45.40% 42.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6,640 9,140 8,635
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +4 1,902 £45,000 +7.14% 643
Yorkshire 0 1,494 £40,000 - 510
North East 0 268 £37,250 +6.43% 109
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,301 (35.54%) Windows
2 1,282 (35.02%) SQL
3 1,117 (30.51%) .NET
4 1,096 (29.94%) SQL Server
5 1,088 (29.72%) C#
6 937 (25.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 927 (25.32%) Active Directory
8 838 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
9 687 (18.77%) VMware
10 676 (18.46%) JavaScript
10 676 (18.46%) ASP.NET
11 610 (16.66%) MVC
12 552 (15.08%) Windows Server
13 544 (14.86%) Finance
14 526 (14.37%) Office 365
15 512 (13.99%) ITIL
16 494 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
17 471 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
18 467 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 463 (12.65%) ASP.NET MVC
20 445 (12.16%) Cisco
21 439 (11.99%) HTML
22 412 (11.25%) TDD
23 409 (11.17%) Linux
24 408 (11.14%) CSS
25 397 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
26 374 (10.22%) T-SQL
27 352 (9.61%) Degree
28 339 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
29 333 (9.10%) Software Engineering

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
1 329 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 251 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 117 (3.20%) Skype for Business
4 114 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 113 (3.09%) IIS
6 68 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (1.61%) CMS
8 26 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 25 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (0.57%) Apache
11 18 (0.49%) Confluence
11 18 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (0.44%) WordPress
13 15 (0.41%) nginx
14 14 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.36%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.27%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
18 8 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
18 8 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 494 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
2 228 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 198 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 55 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.19%) UXPin
9 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.055%) Autodesk Inventor
11 2 (0.055%) InDesign
11 2 (0.055%) SPSS
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.027%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.027%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.027%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.027%) Maya
12 1 (0.027%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 111 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 8 (0.22%) Magento
6 6 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.14%) SAP MDG
7 5 (0.14%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
8 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.11%) Odoo
8 4 (0.11%) OPENHousing
8 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.082%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.082%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.082%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 937 (25.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 526 (14.37%) Office 365
3 397 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (2.05%) SaaS
5 74 (2.02%) IaaS
6 72 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
7 66 (1.80%) PaaS
8 62 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 58 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 37 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (0.76%) OneDrive
12 26 (0.71%) GitHub
13 21 (0.57%) Serverless
14 13 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 11 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.27%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.27%) Mimecast
17 9 (0.25%) Lucidchart
18 8 (0.22%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 306 (8.36%) Firewall
2 238 (6.50%) DNS
3 195 (5.33%) DHCP
4 171 (4.67%) WAN
5 158 (4.32%) SAN
5 158 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
6 155 (4.23%) LAN
6 155 (4.23%) TCP/IP
6 155 (4.23%) VPN
7 133 (3.63%) Network Security
8 127 (3.47%) VoIP
9 117 (3.20%) Wireless
10 103 (2.81%) Skype
11 83 (2.27%) Internet
12 64 (1.75%) Broadband
13 50 (1.37%) 3G
14 49 (1.34%) ADSL
15 47 (1.28%) MPLS
16 46 (1.26%) NAS
17 43 (1.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,096 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 271 (7.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 245 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 181 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
5 177 (4.83%) Power BI
6 118 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 117 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 97 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 97 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 85 (2.32%) NoSQL
10 78 (2.13%) MySQL
11 70 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 51 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 42 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 41 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
14 41 (1.12%) QlikView
15 28 (0.76%) MongoDB
16 26 (0.71%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 192 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 190 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 179 (4.89%) Git (software)
4 73 (1.99%) JIRA
5 61 (1.67%) Selenium
6 43 (1.17%) Jenkins
7 31 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 30 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (0.60%) SpecFlow
10 19 (0.52%) NUnit
11 18 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 18 (0.49%) GitLab
12 17 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (0.41%) MSTest
14 14 (0.38%) Subversion
15 13 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 11 (0.30%) Moq
16 11 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 544 (14.86%) Finance
2 180 (4.92%) Legal
3 139 (3.80%) Retail
4 100 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 82 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 73 (1.99%) Advertising
7 65 (1.78%) Marketing
8 54 (1.48%) Law
9 48 (1.31%) Banking
10 34 (0.93%) Automotive
11 32 (0.87%) Games
12 23 (0.63%) Publishing
13 22 (0.60%) Electronics
14 18 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.49%) Local Government
15 17 (0.46%) Back Office
16 12 (0.33%) Billing
16 12 (0.33%) French Language
16 12 (0.33%) German Language
17 8 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1,165 (31.82%) Developer
2 587 (16.03%) Analyst
3 570 (15.57%) .NET Developer
4 476 (13.00%) C# Developer
5 348 (9.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 209 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 208 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 202 (5.52%) Software Developer
9 194 (5.30%) Support Analyst
10 189 (5.16%) ASP.NET Developer
11 174 (4.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 170 (4.64%) Support Engineer
13 165 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 158 (4.32%) IT Analyst
15 152 (4.15%) Consultant
16 147 (4.02%) SQL Developer
17 141 (3.85%) IT Support
18 131 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
19 129 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
20 114 (3.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,117 (30.51%) .NET
2 676 (18.46%) ASP.NET
3 463 (12.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 439 (11.99%) HTML
5 408 (11.14%) CSS
6 319 (8.71%) .NET Framework
7 295 (8.06%) AngularJS
8 234 (6.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 216 (5.90%) jQuery
10 214 (5.85%) Web Services
11 197 (5.38%) Entity Framework
12 178 (4.86%) RESTful
13 122 (3.33%) .NET Core
14 121 (3.31%) XML
15 117 (3.20%) HTML5
16 113 (3.09%) WCF
17 108 (2.95%) React
18 99 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 90 (2.46%) SOAP
20 76 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 322 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (8.09%) Enterprise Software
3 267 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
4 236 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 171 (4.67%) Data Centre
6 130 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 98 (2.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 74 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 71 (1.94%) User Experience
10 52 (1.42%) Replication
11 45 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 45 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 41 (1.12%) NHS
13 40 (1.09%) Clustering
13 40 (1.09%) Fintech
14 36 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
14 36 (0.98%) PMI
15 32 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (0.66%) Fat Client
16 24 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,301 (35.54%) Windows
2 552 (15.08%) Windows Server
3 409 (11.17%) Linux
4 279 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 249 (6.80%) Windows 10
6 223 (6.09%) Windows 7
7 206 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 121 (3.31%) Android
9 102 (2.79%) Apple iOS
10 63 (1.72%) Windows 8
11 59 (1.61%) Unix
12 46 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.44%) AIX
15 16 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.36%) CentOS
17 11 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.27%) Debian
19 9 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (16.66%) MVC
3 512 (13.99%) ITIL
4 471 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
5 412 (11.25%) TDD
6 333 (9.10%) Software Engineering
7 319 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
8 291 (7.95%) Mentoring
9 275 (7.51%) BDD
10 272 (7.43%) Scrum
11 257 (7.02%) Information Security
12 256 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
13 248 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 226 (6.17%) DevOps
15 220 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
16 214 (5.85%) SIEM
17 210 (5.74%) Pair Programming
18 204 (5.57%) Penetration Testing
19 203 (5.54%) Project Management
20 202 (5.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,282 (35.02%) SQL
2 1,088 (29.72%) C#
3 676 (18.46%) JavaScript
4 374 (10.22%) T-SQL
5 275 (7.51%) PowerShell
6 96 (2.62%) Java
7 59 (1.61%) Python
8 57 (1.56%) C++
9 55 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 48 (1.31%) C
11 35 (0.96%) PHP
12 34 (0.93%) TypeScript
12 34 (0.93%) VB
13 31 (0.85%) Ruby
14 29 (0.79%) VBA
15 23 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 22 (0.60%) VBScript
17 20 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 20 (0.55%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 352 (9.61%) Degree
2 339 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 206 (5.63%) CISSP
4 201 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
5 163 (4.45%) MCSE
6 121 (3.31%) MCSA
7 116 (3.17%) CCNA
8 107 (2.92%) SANS
9 100 (2.73%) CREST Certified
10 93 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 81 (2.21%) MCP
12 80 (2.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 76 (2.08%) MCITP
14 69 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 57 (1.56%) Security Cleared
16 54 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
17 45 (1.23%) SC Cleared
18 38 (1.04%) PMI Certification
19 26 (0.71%) ISTQB
19 26 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (7.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 192 (5.24%) SLA
3 156 (4.26%) GDPR
4 112 (3.06%) PCI DSS
5 96 (2.62%) QA
6 83 (2.27%) PMO
7 46 (1.26%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.82%) ISO 9001
9 27 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.027%) COBIT
13 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 927 (25.32%) Active Directory
2 467 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 82 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (2.13%) XenApp
6 73 (1.99%) Docker
7 57 (1.56%) vSphere
8 52 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 45 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (0.60%) Terminal Server
12 19 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (0.46%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.25%) Xen
15 8 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.19%) PowerHA
16 7 (0.19%) XenServer
17 6 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 155 (4.23%) SCCM
2 50 (1.37%) SCOM
3 37 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (1.01%) Terraform
4 33 (0.90%) Puppet
5 30 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 29 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 28 (0.76%) Ansible
7 28 (0.76%) vCenter Server
8 27 (0.74%) WSUS
9 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (0.55%) XenMobile
10 19 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 17 (0.46%) Nagios
12 16 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.41%) Packer
14 14 (0.38%) Grafana
14 14 (0.38%) SQL Sentry
15 13 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.36%) Graphite
Vendors
1 687 (18.77%) VMware
2 445 (12.16%) Cisco
3 310 (8.47%) Citrix
4 110 (3.00%) Oracle
5 99 (2.70%) Google
6 83 (2.27%) Veeam
7 80 (2.19%) HP
8 70 (1.91%) Meraki
8 70 (1.91%) Xamarin
9 63 (1.72%) NetApp
10 57 (1.56%) Aruba
10 57 (1.56%) Polycom
11 54 (1.48%) SAP
12 52 (1.42%) Apple
12 52 (1.42%) Symantec
13 50 (1.37%) IBM
14 49 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
15 47 (1.28%) Tableau
16 46 (1.26%) Dell
17 40 (1.09%) Sitecore