Period
to 23 February 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 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15,211 18,819 18,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.05% 18.49% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 42.88% 41.85% 40.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12,355 15,729 15,644
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,001
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 35,475 44,968 45,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.09% 44.17% 44.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27,381 35,635 36,019
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 February 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 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
South East 0 4,490 £45,000 +12.50% 1,022
North of England +3 3,661 £42,500 +6.25% 1,261
Midlands +1 2,635 £40,000 - 776
North West +4 1,902 £45,000 +7.14% 643
East of England +3 1,791 £42,500 - 371
West Midlands -1 1,679 £42,500 +6.25% 510
South West -3 1,548 £40,000 +6.67% 450
Yorkshire 0 1,494 £40,000 - 510
East Midlands +5 955 £40,000 +5.26% 265
Scotland -4 666 £40,125 -5.59% 194
Wales -3 305 £37,250 +6.43% 111
North East 0 268 £37,250 +6.43% 109
Northern Ireland -7 163 £40,000 +10.34% 28
Channel Islands 0 18 £35,000 -41.67% 3
Isle of Man +6 12 £47,500 +11.76%
Microsoft
UK

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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5,308 (34.90%) Windows
2 4,530 (29.78%) SQL
3 4,483 (29.47%) SQL Server
4 4,286 (28.18%) .NET
5 4,284 (28.16%) C#
6 4,126 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 3,680 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
8 3,671 (24.13%) Active Directory
9 2,602 (17.11%) JavaScript
10 2,572 (16.91%) VMware
11 2,525 (16.60%) Office 365
12 2,445 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
13 2,423 (15.93%) Windows Server
14 2,385 (15.68%) ASP.NET
15 2,156 (14.17%) Finance
16 2,153 (14.15%) MVC
17 2,152 (14.15%) ITIL
18 1,978 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
19 1,952 (12.83%) HTML
20 1,927 (12.67%) Degree
21 1,705 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
22 1,644 (10.81%) CSS
23 1,579 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,530 (10.06%) Linux
25 1,473 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
26 1,371 (9.01%) Firewall
27 1,367 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
28 1,366 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
29 1,358 (8.93%) Cisco
30 1,287 (8.46%) PowerShell

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 1,269 (8.34%) MS Exchange
2 1,183 (7.78%) SharePoint
3 571 (3.75%) IIS
4 377 (2.48%) Skype for Business
5 359 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 242 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 184 (1.21%) CMS
8 165 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 150 (0.99%) Apache
10 125 (0.82%) Confluence
11 110 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
12 104 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 96 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
14 90 (0.59%) SAS
15 87 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
16 70 (0.46%) Apache Spark
17 68 (0.45%) Umbraco
18 51 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
19 48 (0.32%) JBoss
20 46 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2,445 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1,065 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 508 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 309 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 304 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 45 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 36 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.099%) SPSS
9 9 (0.059%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.059%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.059%) FrameMaker
10 8 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.046%) UXPin
12 6 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.026%) InDesign
14 3 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.013%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 514 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 234 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 154 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 54 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 28 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 24 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 21 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 17 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 13 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 12 (0.079%) Primavera
12 11 (0.072%) Sage X3
13 10 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 10 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
13 10 (0.066%) Elite 3E
13 10 (0.066%) Magento
13 10 (0.066%) Movex
13 10 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
13 10 (0.066%) Sage 200
14 9 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4,126 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,525 (16.60%) Office 365
3 1,473 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 557 (3.66%) SaaS
5 412 (2.71%) IaaS
6 406 (2.67%) PaaS
7 370 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
8 329 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 222 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 174 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 158 (1.04%) GitHub
12 145 (0.95%) Serverless
13 90 (0.59%) OneDrive
14 76 (0.50%) Mimecast
15 66 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 66 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
16 65 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
17 62 (0.41%) Azure Functions
18 44 (0.29%) Google Analytics
19 43 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1,371 (9.01%) Firewall
2 1,170 (7.69%) DNS
3 950 (6.25%) DHCP
4 782 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 725 (4.77%) WAN
6 684 (4.50%) LAN
7 557 (3.66%) VPN
8 505 (3.32%) SAN
9 402 (2.64%) Network Security
10 370 (2.43%) Skype
11 368 (2.42%) Internet
12 358 (2.35%) VoIP
13 336 (2.21%) Wireless
14 330 (2.17%) VLAN
15 277 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
16 166 (1.09%) MPLS
17 164 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
18 135 (0.89%) Unified Communications
19 131 (0.86%) NAS
20 128 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,483 (29.47%) SQL Server
2 992 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 947 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 672 (4.42%) Power BI
5 651 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 509 (3.35%) Relational Database
7 495 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 329 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 310 (2.04%) MySQL
10 290 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 265 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 236 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 196 (1.29%) Big Data
14 179 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
15 174 (1.14%) RDBMS
16 168 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
17 153 (1.01%) QlikView
18 128 (0.84%) Oracle Database
19 127 (0.83%) MongoDB
20 118 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,087 (7.15%) Visual Studio
2 820 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 727 (4.78%) Git (software)
4 362 (2.38%) JIRA
5 291 (1.91%) Selenium
6 275 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 217 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 166 (1.09%) NUnit
8 166 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 144 (0.95%) Subversion
10 141 (0.93%) Maven
11 130 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 102 (0.67%) SpecFlow
13 88 (0.58%) Robot Framework
14 84 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 74 (0.49%) Bitbucket
16 71 (0.47%) MSTest
17 66 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 64 (0.42%) Hudson
19 56 (0.37%) Moq
General
1 2,156 (14.17%) Finance
2 601 (3.95%) Retail
3 509 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 504 (3.31%) Marketing
5 398 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 347 (2.28%) Legal
7 245 (1.61%) Advertising
8 207 (1.36%) Electronics
9 155 (1.02%) Banking
10 130 (0.85%) Back Office
11 121 (0.80%) Games
12 106 (0.70%) Automotive
13 86 (0.57%) Law
14 71 (0.47%) French Language
15 61 (0.40%) Billing
16 60 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 54 (0.36%) Local Government
18 49 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
19 47 (0.31%) Publishing
20 42 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4,113 (27.04%) Developer
2 2,324 (15.28%) Analyst
3 1,762 (11.58%) .NET Developer
4 1,343 (8.83%) C# Developer
5 1,024 (6.73%) Software Developer
6 949 (6.24%) Support Engineer
7 929 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 833 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 821 (5.40%) Architect
10 775 (5.09%) Senior Developer
11 770 (5.06%) Support Analyst
12 709 (4.66%) Consultant
13 677 (4.45%) IT Support
14 505 (3.32%) IT Engineer
15 486 (3.20%) Administrator
16 480 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
17 447 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
18 441 (2.90%) C# Software Developer
19 425 (2.79%) Software Engineer
20 416 (2.73%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,286 (28.18%) .NET
2 2,385 (15.68%) ASP.NET
3 1,952 (12.83%) HTML
4 1,644 (10.81%) CSS
5 1,278 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,137 (7.47%) AngularJS
7 1,042 (6.85%) Web Services
8 1,040 (6.84%) .NET Framework
9 957 (6.29%) jQuery
10 877 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 706 (4.64%) HTML5
12 595 (3.91%) XML
13 519 (3.41%) Entity Framework
14 493 (3.24%) RESTful
15 475 (3.12%) WCF
16 434 (2.85%) React
17 433 (2.85%) .NET Core
18 355 (2.33%) REST
19 342 (2.25%) JSON
20 335 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,366 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 797 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 749 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 654 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 650 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
6 483 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 306 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 298 (1.96%) User Experience
9 241 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 223 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 220 (1.45%) Clustering
12 191 (1.26%) Replication
13 188 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 177 (1.16%) Fintech
15 134 (0.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 124 (0.82%) PKI
17 102 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
18 91 (0.60%) Client/Server
19 90 (0.59%) NHS
20 87 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5,308 (34.90%) Windows
2 2,423 (15.93%) Windows Server
3 1,530 (10.06%) Linux
4 1,203 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,090 (7.17%) Windows 10
6 1,034 (6.80%) Windows 7
7 993 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 380 (2.50%) Android
9 361 (2.37%) Apple iOS
10 351 (2.31%) Windows 8
11 311 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 280 (1.84%) Unix
13 135 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 133 (0.87%) CentOS
15 119 (0.78%) Mac OS X
16 113 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 64 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 62 (0.41%) AIX
19 55 (0.36%) Mac OS
20 47 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,680 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 2,153 (14.15%) MVC
3 2,152 (14.15%) ITIL
4 1,978 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1,367 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
6 1,257 (8.26%) Scrum
7 1,196 (7.86%) Project Management
8 1,181 (7.76%) Software Engineering
9 1,102 (7.24%) TDD
10 1,017 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 988 (6.50%) DevOps
12 880 (5.79%) CRM
13 866 (5.69%) Mentoring
14 809 (5.32%) SDLC
15 796 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
16 675 (4.44%) Web Development
17 671 (4.41%) Service Delivery
18 670 (4.40%) Unit Testing
19 659 (4.33%) Migration
20 652 (4.29%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 4,530 (29.78%) SQL
2 4,284 (28.16%) C#
3 2,602 (17.11%) JavaScript
4 1,287 (8.46%) PowerShell
5 1,157 (7.61%) T-SQL
6 787 (5.17%) Java
7 589 (3.87%) Python
8 414 (2.72%) C
9 376 (2.47%) C++
10 318 (2.09%) VB.NET
11 235 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 189 (1.24%) PHP
13 185 (1.22%) VB
14 170 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 168 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 162 (1.07%) VBA
17 131 (0.86%) VBScript
18 128 (0.84%) Ruby
19 120 (0.79%) Shell Script
20 88 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 1,927 (12.67%) Degree
2 1,579 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 788 (5.18%) MCSE
4 780 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 567 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
6 512 (3.37%) MCSA
7 475 (3.12%) SC Cleared
8 361 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 348 (2.29%) CCNA
10 338 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 333 (2.19%) MCP
12 319 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
13 311 (2.04%) CISSP
14 219 (1.44%) MCITP
15 207 (1.36%) DV Cleared
16 148 (0.97%) SANS
17 147 (0.97%) ISTQB
18 144 (0.95%) CCNP
19 130 (0.85%) ISEB
20 110 (0.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 852 (5.60%) SLA
2 522 (3.43%) QA
3 464 (3.05%) GDPR
4 448 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 257 (1.69%) PMO
6 164 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 162 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 79 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 69 (0.45%) ISO 9001
10 41 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 24 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 22 (0.14%) GAMP
12 22 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 14 (0.092%) COBIT
14 14 (0.092%) HL7
15 12 (0.079%) P3O
16 10 (0.066%) JSP 440
17 9 (0.059%) WAI
18 6 (0.039%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3,671 (24.13%) Active Directory
2 1,705 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,206 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 354 (2.33%) Docker
5 337 (2.22%) vSphere
6 326 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 299 (1.97%) XenApp
8 228 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 210 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
10 151 (0.99%) Firmware
11 129 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 77 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 63 (0.41%) XenServer
14 56 (0.37%) Terminal Server
15 55 (0.36%) Terminal Services
16 50 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 47 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
18 44 (0.29%) BitLocker
19 40 (0.26%) VMware NSX
19 40 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 943 (6.20%) SCCM
2 261 (1.72%) SCOM
3 210 (1.38%) Ansible
4 190 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 187 (1.23%) Puppet
6 164 (1.08%) WSUS
7 162 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 155 (1.02%) SCVMM
9 139 (0.91%) Terraform
10 121 (0.80%) vCenter Server
11 98 (0.64%) Backup Exec
12 92 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
13 70 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
13 70 (0.46%) SCOrch
14 69 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
15 60 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
16 58 (0.38%) AirWatch
16 58 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 50 (0.33%) vRealize
18 47 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,572 (16.91%) VMware
2 1,358 (8.93%) Cisco
3 1,142 (7.51%) Citrix
4 773 (5.08%) Oracle
5 517 (3.40%) HP
6 416 (2.73%) SAP
7 352 (2.31%) Google
8 301 (1.98%) Dell
9 300 (1.97%) Veeam
10 264 (1.74%) NetApp
11 263 (1.73%) IBM
12 262 (1.72%) Tableau
13 222 (1.46%) Symantec
14 206 (1.35%) Apple
15 192 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
16 191 (1.26%) Xamarin
17 183 (1.20%) Red Hat
18 176 (1.16%) ServiceNow
19 147 (0.97%) McAfee
20 143 (0.94%) Meraki