Period
to 21 September 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 21 September 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,878 14,815 17,930
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.82% 18.32% 18.98%
As % of the Vendors category 43.40% 42.67% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,314 12,612 15,692
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 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 11,239 34,721 41,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 41.07% 42.94% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8,690 26,198 31,923
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,952 £67,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the UK excluding London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the UK excluding London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the UK excluding London

Microsoft
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
South East -2 1,376 £50,000 +11.11% 355
North of England -5 1,243 £45,000 +12.50% 471
Midlands 0 917 £45,000 +5.88% 302
North West -3 717 £48,000 +20.00% 264
West Midlands +1 633 £45,000 - 169
South West -1 512 £42,500 +6.25% 169
East of England 0 407 £44,000 +3.53% 167
Yorkshire -3 402 £42,500 +8.28% 168
East Midlands -1 288 £45,000 +16.88% 132
Scotland +2 240 £50,000 +17.65% 81
Wales -3 141 £38,500 -2.53% 51
North East -4 124 £41,000 +9.60% 39
Northern Ireland +1 69 £45,000 +57.89% 26
Channel Islands -1 6 £55,000 +4.76%
Isle of Man -5 1 £33,000 -31.25%
South Coast - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2,160 (44.28%) Azure
2 1,718 (35.22%) Windows
3 1,408 (28.86%) SQL Server
4 1,396 (28.62%) SQL
5 1,243 (25.48%) .NET
6 1,184 (24.27%) C#
7 1,160 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
8 1,149 (23.55%) Active Directory
9 1,081 (22.16%) Office 365
10 889 (18.22%) VMware
11 810 (16.61%) Windows Server
12 683 (14.00%) Finance
13 639 (13.10%) JavaScript
14 614 (12.59%) DevOps
15 607 (12.44%) AWS
16 604 (12.38%) ITIL
17 593 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
18 589 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 569 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
20 539 (11.05%) PowerShell
21 527 (10.80%) ASP.NET
22 503 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
23 498 (10.21%) Degree
24 489 (10.02%) MVC
25 466 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
26 464 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
27 442 (9.06%) Linux
28 439 (9.00%) Cisco
29 438 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 433 (8.88%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 433 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 310 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 183 (3.75%) IIS
4 102 (2.09%) Skype for Business
5 98 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 59 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 55 (1.13%) CMS
8 45 (0.92%) Confluence
9 35 (0.72%) Apache
10 31 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 26 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 23 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 22 (0.45%) Kentico
14 22 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.39%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.33%) JBoss
18 14 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (0.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 593 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 289 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 110 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.082%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.062%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.062%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.062%) EPLAN
8 3 (0.062%) Revit
8 3 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.062%) SPSS
9 2 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.041%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.021%) InDesign
10 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 138 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 46 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.45%) Sentinel
5 19 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 16 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.18%) Magento
9 8 (0.16%) Maximo
10 7 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 6 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.12%) Infor CRM
11 6 (0.12%) Sage X3
12 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 3 (0.062%) Aareon QL
14 3 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
14 3 (0.062%) Oracle Receivables
14 3 (0.062%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2,160 (44.28%) Azure
2 1,081 (22.16%) Office 365
3 607 (12.44%) AWS
4 395 (8.10%) Power Platform
5 221 (4.53%) SaaS
6 213 (4.37%) IaaS
7 191 (3.92%) PaaS
8 180 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
9 174 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 97 (1.99%) GCP
11 89 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
12 88 (1.80%) OneDrive
13 81 (1.66%) PowerApps
14 64 (1.31%) Serverless
15 63 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
16 57 (1.17%) Logic Apps
17 53 (1.09%) GitHub
18 43 (0.88%) Power Automate
19 29 (0.59%) Mimecast
20 25 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 402 (8.24%) Firewall
2 398 (8.16%) DNS
3 333 (6.83%) DHCP
4 268 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 266 (5.45%) WAN
6 264 (5.41%) LAN
7 229 (4.69%) SAN
8 203 (4.16%) VPN
9 176 (3.61%) Skype
10 132 (2.71%) Internet
11 112 (2.30%) VoIP
12 93 (1.91%) Wireless
13 86 (1.76%) VLAN
14 77 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
15 74 (1.52%) Network Security
16 73 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
17 70 (1.44%) iSCSI
18 66 (1.35%) Unified Communications
19 62 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
20 37 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,408 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 311 (6.38%) Power BI
3 298 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 279 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 263 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
6 159 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 146 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 144 (2.95%) Relational Database
9 141 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 129 (2.64%) Big Data
11 109 (2.23%) Data Lake
12 106 (2.17%) NoSQL
13 105 (2.15%) MySQL
14 84 (1.72%) MongoDB
15 61 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
16 47 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
17 45 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
17 45 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 41 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
18 41 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 317 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 222 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 148 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 137 (2.81%) JIRA
5 101 (2.07%) Selenium
6 100 (2.05%) Jenkins
7 70 (1.44%) SpecFlow
8 53 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 52 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 52 (1.07%) Subversion
10 47 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 46 (0.94%) NUnit
12 39 (0.80%) Bitbucket
13 30 (0.62%) Metasploit
13 30 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 29 (0.59%) SoapUI
15 27 (0.55%) JUnit
15 27 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
16 25 (0.51%) WebDriver
17 24 (0.49%) Moq
General
1 683 (14.00%) Finance
2 171 (3.51%) Public Sector
3 160 (3.28%) Law
4 129 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 108 (2.21%) Retail
6 106 (2.17%) Legal
7 102 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 100 (2.05%) Marketing
9 54 (1.11%) Games
10 53 (1.09%) Back Office
11 49 (1.00%) Local Government
12 48 (0.98%) Banking
13 37 (0.76%) Electronics
14 31 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.62%) Digital Economy
16 28 (0.57%) Advertising
17 19 (0.39%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.31%) Billing
20 14 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,175 (24.09%) Developer
2 610 (12.51%) Analyst
3 403 (8.26%) .NET Developer
4 350 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 327 (6.70%) Architect
6 302 (6.19%) C# Developer
7 301 (6.17%) Support Engineer
8 262 (5.37%) Software Developer
9 250 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 180 (3.69%) Support Analyst
11 177 (3.63%) Consultant
12 176 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 175 (3.59%) IT Support
14 166 (3.40%) IT Engineer
15 146 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 135 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
17 129 (2.64%) 3rd Line Support
18 126 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support
19 120 (2.46%) IT Analyst
20 118 (2.42%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,243 (25.48%) .NET
2 527 (10.80%) ASP.NET
3 400 (8.20%) HTML
4 386 (7.91%) .NET Framework
5 348 (7.13%) CSS
6 344 (7.05%) AngularJS
7 281 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 279 (5.72%) .NET Core
9 261 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 238 (4.88%) jQuery
11 231 (4.74%) React
12 213 (4.37%) Entity Framework
13 188 (3.85%) Web Services
14 160 (3.28%) REST
15 155 (3.18%) HTML5
16 134 (2.75%) XML
17 108 (2.21%) WCF
18 107 (2.19%) RESTful
19 93 (1.91%) JSON
20 90 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 464 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 201 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 186 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 126 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 106 (2.17%) PKI
7 103 (2.11%) User Experience
8 100 (2.05%) Driving Licence
9 93 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 92 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
11 76 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
12 70 (1.44%) Clustering
13 59 (1.21%) Replication
14 57 (1.17%) Data Structures
15 52 (1.07%) Cloud Native
16 50 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
17 45 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 41 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
19 38 (0.78%) Algorithms
20 37 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,718 (35.22%) Windows
2 810 (16.61%) Windows Server
3 442 (9.06%) Linux
4 338 (6.93%) Windows 10
5 268 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 265 (5.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 191 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 154 (3.16%) Windows 7
9 121 (2.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 104 (2.13%) Android
11 78 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 69 (1.41%) Unix
13 55 (1.13%) Windows 8
14 53 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (0.64%) Solaris
16 22 (0.45%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.41%) CentOS
18 14 (0.29%) HPUX
18 14 (0.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,160 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 614 (12.59%) DevOps
3 604 (12.38%) ITIL
4 569 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
5 489 (10.02%) MVC
6 466 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
7 438 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 298 (6.11%) Migration
9 296 (6.07%) Scrum
10 293 (6.01%) Project Management
11 291 (5.97%) Software Engineering
12 278 (5.70%) Project Delivery
13 275 (5.64%) Analytics
14 255 (5.23%) Mentoring
15 254 (5.21%) CRM
16 253 (5.19%) Test Automation
17 236 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
18 223 (4.57%) Change Management
19 215 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
20 207 (4.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,396 (28.62%) SQL
2 1,184 (24.27%) C#
3 639 (13.10%) JavaScript
4 539 (11.05%) PowerShell
5 307 (6.29%) T-SQL
6 261 (5.35%) Python
7 165 (3.38%) Java
8 98 (2.01%) Bash Shell
9 96 (1.97%) TypeScript
10 93 (1.91%) C++
11 84 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 69 (1.41%) VB
13 64 (1.31%) C
14 54 (1.11%) PHP
15 47 (0.96%) R
16 46 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 40 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 39 (0.80%) Perl
19 35 (0.72%) VBA
20 32 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 503 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 498 (10.21%) Degree
3 355 (7.28%) Security Cleared
4 224 (4.59%) MCSE
5 202 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 200 (4.10%) MCSA
7 167 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
8 150 (3.08%) CCNA
9 101 (2.07%) DV Cleared
10 94 (1.93%) MCP
11 82 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 71 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
13 60 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 51 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (0.84%) CCNP
16 38 (0.78%) MCITP
16 38 (0.78%) Server+ Certification
17 35 (0.72%) CISSP
18 30 (0.62%) A+ Certification
19 28 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (4.94%) SLA
2 162 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 152 (3.12%) GDPR
4 148 (3.03%) QA
5 77 (1.58%) Data Quality
6 64 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.72%) NIST
8 25 (0.51%) NCSC
9 22 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (0.27%) NIST 800
11 13 (0.27%) PMO
12 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.21%) BS25999
13 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.16%) COBIT
15 4 (0.082%) AICPA
15 4 (0.082%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.041%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,149 (23.55%) Active Directory
2 589 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 178 (3.65%) Docker
5 117 (2.40%) vSphere
6 109 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 102 (2.09%) XenApp
8 76 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
9 55 (1.13%) XenDesktop
10 41 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
11 40 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 22 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
13 20 (0.41%) Firmware
14 19 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 15 (0.31%) NFS
16 14 (0.29%) Snort
16 14 (0.29%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 326 (6.68%) SCCM
2 150 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 120 (2.46%) Terraform
4 109 (2.23%) Kubernetes
5 96 (1.97%) WSUS
6 81 (1.66%) SCOM
7 71 (1.46%) Ansible
8 49 (1.00%) SCVMM
9 46 (0.94%) Puppet
10 37 (0.76%) NetBackup
10 37 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 36 (0.74%) Backup Exec
12 32 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 32 (0.66%) SCOrch
13 27 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
14 20 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 17 (0.35%) Nessus
16 16 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
17 14 (0.29%) PowerCLI
18 13 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 889 (18.22%) VMware
2 439 (9.00%) Cisco
3 385 (7.89%) Citrix
4 253 (5.19%) Oracle
5 134 (2.75%) SAP
6 125 (2.56%) Veeam
7 123 (2.52%) Google
8 101 (2.07%) HP
9 94 (1.93%) Dell
10 92 (1.89%) IBM
11 72 (1.48%) NetApp
12 64 (1.31%) Tableau
13 62 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 57 (1.17%) Sophos
15 54 (1.11%) Databricks
16 49 (1.00%) Apple
16 49 (1.00%) ServiceNow
17 46 (0.94%) Red Hat
18 43 (0.88%) Splunk
19 42 (0.86%) Xamarin