Period
to 21 October 2019

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 October 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14,341 17,316 17,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.29% 18.86% 18.20%
As % of the Vendors category 42.66% 43.50% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,700 14,132 14,821
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

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 33,614 39,809 42,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.87% 43.37% 44.40%
Number of salaries quoted 25,444 30,871 33,970
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 October 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
South East +1 4,411 £45,000 - 1,101
North of England +1 3,346 £40,000 -5.88% 1,051
Midlands 0 2,518 £41,775 +4.44% 722
North West +2 1,702 £40,000 -6.98% 591
South West 0 1,678 £40,000 - 471
West Midlands 0 1,538 £45,000 +12.50% 445
Yorkshire +1 1,406 £40,000 - 367
East of England +1 1,351 £42,500 - 389
East Midlands 0 971 £39,000 -2.50% 274
Scotland -5 599 £41,000 -1.20% 215
Wales +3 370 £39,000 +6.85% 115
North East 0 241 £37,500 - 93
Northern Ireland -3 97 £32,500 +8.33% 29
Isle of Man 0 10 £48,000 -12.73%
Channel Islands -1 8 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Microsoft
UK

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

1 5,306 (37.00%) Windows
2 4,642 (32.37%) Azure
3 3,940 (27.47%) Active Directory
4 3,891 (27.13%) SQL Server
5 3,650 (25.45%) SQL
6 3,334 (23.25%) .NET
7 3,235 (22.56%) C#
8 3,117 (21.73%) Office 365
9 3,079 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
10 2,482 (17.31%) Windows Server
11 2,445 (17.05%) VMware
12 2,385 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
13 2,233 (15.57%) ITIL
14 2,219 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
15 1,957 (13.65%) Finance
16 1,726 (12.04%) JavaScript
17 1,618 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1,564 (10.91%) Degree
19 1,542 (10.75%) ASP.NET
20 1,519 (10.59%) AWS
21 1,503 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 1,482 (10.33%) Cisco
23 1,456 (10.15%) Firewall
24 1,419 (9.89%) Windows 10
25 1,376 (9.59%) PowerShell
26 1,360 (9.48%) MS Exchange
27 1,355 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
28 1,300 (9.06%) Linux
29 1,255 (8.75%) HTML
30 1,239 (8.64%) Hyper-V

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 1,360 (9.48%) MS Exchange
2 1,171 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 549 (3.83%) IIS
4 408 (2.84%) Skype for Business
5 388 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 351 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 178 (1.24%) Confluence
8 143 (1.00%) CMS
9 90 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 89 (0.62%) Umbraco
11 83 (0.58%) Apache
12 72 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 61 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 56 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 55 (0.38%) Tomcat
16 47 (0.33%) SAS
17 45 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
18 39 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
18 39 (0.27%) IBM Notes
19 36 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2,385 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1,127 (7.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 507 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 342 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 193 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 81 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.084%) S-PLUS
11 11 (0.077%) Acrobat
12 10 (0.070%) Adobe XD
13 9 (0.063%) InDesign
14 8 (0.056%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.056%) Simulink
15 7 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
16 4 (0.028%) Chatbot
16 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.028%) Moqups
16 4 (0.028%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 452 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 202 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 104 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 48 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 31 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 19 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 18 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 16 (0.11%) assyst
8 16 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 16 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 15 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 14 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
10 14 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.091%) Carpe Diem
11 13 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
12 11 (0.077%) SAP Business One
13 10 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
13 10 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4,642 (32.37%) Azure
2 3,117 (21.73%) Office 365
3 1,519 (10.59%) AWS
4 750 (5.23%) Power Platform
5 500 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
6 446 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 420 (2.93%) SaaS
8 377 (2.63%) IaaS
9 367 (2.56%) PaaS
10 290 (2.02%) GCP
11 217 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
12 193 (1.35%) Serverless
13 139 (0.97%) OneDrive
14 113 (0.79%) GitHub
15 89 (0.62%) PowerApps
16 79 (0.55%) Azure Functions
17 73 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
18 72 (0.50%) Mimecast
19 54 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
20 52 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,456 (10.15%) Firewall
2 1,229 (8.57%) DNS
3 993 (6.92%) DHCP
4 937 (6.53%) WAN
5 856 (5.97%) LAN
6 750 (5.23%) TCP/IP
7 584 (4.07%) VPN
8 520 (3.63%) SAN
9 458 (3.19%) Wireless
10 426 (2.97%) VoIP
11 424 (2.96%) Skype
12 381 (2.66%) Internet
13 356 (2.48%) VLAN
14 261 (1.82%) Network Security
15 217 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
16 186 (1.30%) Broadband
17 173 (1.21%) Unified Communications
18 171 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
19 163 (1.14%) NAS
20 128 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,891 (27.13%) SQL Server
2 821 (5.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 785 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 691 (4.82%) Power BI
5 576 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 465 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 366 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 265 (1.85%) MySQL
9 258 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 207 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
10 207 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 186 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 170 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 169 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
14 153 (1.07%) Big Data
15 119 (0.83%) MongoDB
16 115 (0.80%) RDBMS
17 113 (0.79%) Oracle Database
18 104 (0.73%) Data Lake
19 91 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 790 (5.51%) Visual Studio
2 751 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 563 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 428 (2.98%) JIRA
5 300 (2.09%) Selenium
6 284 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 225 (1.57%) Jenkins
8 162 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 140 (0.98%) Subversion
10 130 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
11 111 (0.77%) SpecFlow
12 97 (0.68%) NUnit
13 91 (0.63%) WebDriver
14 78 (0.54%) MSI
15 63 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 62 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 60 (0.42%) GitLab
18 57 (0.40%) SoapUI
19 56 (0.39%) Bitbucket
20 47 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 1,957 (13.65%) Finance
2 769 (5.36%) Public Sector
3 741 (5.17%) Retail
4 442 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 426 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 420 (2.93%) Marketing
7 257 (1.79%) Legal
8 182 (1.27%) Banking
9 136 (0.95%) Law
10 124 (0.86%) Electronics
11 93 (0.65%) Games
12 92 (0.64%) Local Government
13 91 (0.63%) Advertising
14 89 (0.62%) Back Office
15 86 (0.60%) Aerospace
16 82 (0.57%) Automotive
17 44 (0.31%) Billing
18 43 (0.30%) Publishing
19 39 (0.27%) Financial Institution
20 31 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 3,208 (22.37%) Developer
2 2,225 (15.51%) Analyst
3 1,223 (8.53%) .NET Developer
4 1,044 (7.28%) Support Engineer
5 951 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 894 (6.23%) Consultant
7 815 (5.68%) Architect
8 780 (5.44%) C# Developer
9 744 (5.19%) IT Support
10 737 (5.14%) Software Developer
11 698 (4.87%) Support Analyst
12 606 (4.23%) IT Engineer
13 570 (3.97%) Senior Developer
14 524 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
15 463 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
16 437 (3.05%) Service Analyst
17 409 (2.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 398 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
19 391 (2.73%) Administrator
20 370 (2.58%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,334 (23.25%) .NET
2 1,542 (10.75%) ASP.NET
3 1,255 (8.75%) HTML
4 1,176 (8.20%) CSS
5 868 (6.05%) AngularJS
6 857 (5.98%) Web Services
7 854 (5.95%) .NET Framework
8 673 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 667 (4.65%) jQuery
10 604 (4.21%) .NET Core
11 590 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 455 (3.17%) XML
13 454 (3.17%) HTML5
14 381 (2.66%) WCF
15 380 (2.65%) React
16 357 (2.49%) RESTful
17 337 (2.35%) REST
18 321 (2.24%) Entity Framework
19 277 (1.93%) SOAP
20 242 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,355 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 838 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 740 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
4 686 (4.78%) Management Information System
5 374 (2.61%) Driving Licence
6 352 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 346 (2.41%) User Experience
8 305 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 259 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 249 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 196 (1.37%) Replication
12 184 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 175 (1.22%) Clustering
14 150 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
15 127 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 119 (0.83%) PKI
17 90 (0.63%) NHS
17 90 (0.63%) Smartphone
18 85 (0.59%) Client/Server
19 82 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5,306 (37.00%) Windows
2 2,482 (17.31%) Windows Server
3 1,419 (9.89%) Windows 10
4 1,300 (9.06%) Linux
5 1,135 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 910 (6.35%) Windows 7
7 826 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 298 (2.08%) Unix
9 260 (1.81%) Android
10 259 (1.81%) Windows 8
11 229 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 228 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 122 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 100 (0.70%) CentOS
15 89 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 81 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 81 (0.56%) Ubuntu
17 74 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 52 (0.36%) Solaris
19 46 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,079 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2,233 (15.57%) ITIL
3 2,219 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
4 1,235 (8.61%) DevOps
5 1,232 (8.59%) MVC
6 1,215 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
7 1,204 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 917 (6.39%) Mentoring
9 878 (6.12%) Project Management
10 814 (5.68%) Scrum
11 767 (5.35%) Migration
12 750 (5.23%) CRM
12 750 (5.23%) Software Engineering
13 733 (5.11%) SDLC
14 690 (4.81%) Test Automation
15 624 (4.35%) Service Delivery
16 613 (4.27%) Service Management
17 610 (4.25%) Project Delivery
18 606 (4.23%) TDD
19 581 (4.05%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,650 (25.45%) SQL
2 3,235 (22.56%) C#
3 1,726 (12.04%) JavaScript
4 1,376 (9.59%) PowerShell
5 850 (5.93%) T-SQL
6 612 (4.27%) Python
7 553 (3.86%) Java
8 300 (2.09%) C
9 279 (1.95%) VB.NET
10 253 (1.76%) TypeScript
11 251 (1.75%) C++
12 220 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 204 (1.42%) VB
14 124 (0.86%) Ruby
15 121 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 99 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 91 (0.63%) VBA
18 88 (0.61%) Shell Script
19 84 (0.59%) Perl
20 78 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,564 (10.91%) Degree
2 1,503 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 706 (4.92%) MCSE
4 693 (4.83%) Security Cleared
5 669 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 557 (3.88%) CCNA
7 457 (3.19%) MCSA
8 331 (2.31%) MCP
9 322 (2.25%) SC Cleared
10 278 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 270 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 198 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
13 195 (1.36%) CCNP
14 176 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 164 (1.14%) MCITP
16 121 (0.84%) ISTQB
17 96 (0.67%) DBS Check
18 91 (0.63%) ISEB
19 87 (0.61%) CISSP
19 87 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 860 (6.00%) SLA
2 482 (3.36%) QA
3 318 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 197 (1.37%) GDPR
5 163 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 141 (0.98%) PMO
7 109 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 106 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 72 (0.50%) COBIT
10 65 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 42 (0.29%) NIST
12 41 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
13 31 (0.22%) ISO 22301
14 22 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
14 22 (0.15%) JSP 440
15 21 (0.15%) NCSC
16 20 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 19 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 17 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
19 12 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3,940 (27.47%) Active Directory
2 1,618 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,239 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 347 (2.42%) Docker
5 313 (2.18%) XenApp
6 288 (2.01%) vSphere
7 240 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 216 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 184 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 135 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 102 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 93 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 89 (0.62%) Firmware
14 84 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
15 61 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 53 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 50 (0.35%) VMware NSX
18 40 (0.28%) VirtualBox
19 37 (0.26%) NFS
20 27 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,058 (7.38%) SCCM
2 376 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 292 (2.04%) SCOM
4 217 (1.51%) WSUS
5 209 (1.46%) Ansible
5 209 (1.46%) Kubernetes
6 182 (1.27%) Puppet
7 151 (1.05%) Terraform
8 147 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
9 93 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 88 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
10 88 (0.61%) vCenter Server
11 72 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
12 67 (0.47%) vRealize
13 65 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
13 65 (0.45%) SCOrch
14 60 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
15 53 (0.37%) SCVMM
16 48 (0.33%) AirWatch
17 45 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,445 (17.05%) VMware
2 1,482 (10.33%) Cisco
3 1,186 (8.27%) Citrix
4 718 (5.01%) Oracle
5 463 (3.23%) HP
6 409 (2.85%) SAP
7 355 (2.48%) Google
8 352 (2.45%) Dell
9 339 (2.36%) IBM
10 317 (2.21%) Veeam
11 257 (1.79%) Apple
12 225 (1.57%) Meraki
12 225 (1.57%) NetApp
13 212 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 192 (1.34%) Symantec
15 178 (1.24%) Tableau
16 158 (1.10%) Aruba
17 153 (1.07%) SolarWinds
18 141 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
19 128 (0.89%) CheckPoint