Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13,320 15,521 18,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.68% 18.36% 18.36%
As % of the Vendors category 44.27% 43.27% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10,884 12,556 15,188
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 30,088 35,867 43,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.20% 42.42% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 22,831 27,494 34,705
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +1 4,270 £45,000 - 936
North of England 0 2,994 £41,500 -2.35% 974
Midlands 0 2,311 £42,500 +6.25% 644
North West 0 1,606 £42,500 -5.56% 540
South West +1 1,506 £39,250 -1.88% 394
West Midlands 0 1,439 £43,560 +8.90% 399
East of England 0 1,191 £42,500 - 367
Yorkshire 0 1,158 £42,000 +5.00% 326
East Midlands +1 864 £40,000 - 243
Scotland +2 584 £40,000 -3.61% 169
Wales +2 411 £40,000 +6.67% 101
North East +1 233 £37,535 +0.09% 108
Northern Ireland +2 90 £43,750 +9.38% 24
Channel Islands -2 7 £25,000 -28.57%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 4,939 (37.08%) Windows
2 4,503 (33.81%) Azure
3 3,639 (27.32%) SQL Server
4 3,500 (26.28%) Active Directory
5 3,440 (25.83%) SQL
6 3,138 (23.56%) .NET
7 3,094 (23.23%) C#
8 3,069 (23.04%) Office 365
9 2,756 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 2,233 (16.76%) Windows Server
11 2,183 (16.39%) VMware
12 2,138 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
13 1,940 (14.56%) Finance
14 1,917 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
15 1,869 (14.03%) ITIL
16 1,737 (13.04%) JavaScript
17 1,443 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1,417 (10.64%) ASP.NET
19 1,336 (10.03%) Windows 10
20 1,332 (10.00%) AWS
21 1,324 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 1,314 (9.86%) Degree
23 1,254 (9.41%) Firewall
24 1,225 (9.20%) PowerShell
25 1,221 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
26 1,214 (9.11%) DevOps
27 1,201 (9.02%) HTML
28 1,185 (8.90%) MS Exchange
29 1,182 (8.87%) DNS
30 1,172 (8.80%) MVC

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 1,185 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 1,108 (8.32%) SharePoint
3 540 (4.05%) IIS
4 362 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 342 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 295 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 167 (1.25%) Confluence
8 140 (1.05%) CMS
9 82 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 76 (0.57%) Apache
11 73 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 70 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
13 59 (0.44%) Umbraco
14 58 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 50 (0.38%) SAS
16 48 (0.36%) Tomcat
17 44 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
18 35 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
19 32 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
20 31 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2,138 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1,050 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 446 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 281 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 161 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 75 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 15 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 14 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 12 (0.090%) LibreOffice
12 9 (0.068%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.053%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.053%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.045%) Simulink
15 5 (0.038%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.038%) InDesign
15 5 (0.038%) Sketch
16 4 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 428 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 180 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 117 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 58 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 35 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 26 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 26 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 20 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 19 (0.14%) assyst
8 19 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 18 (0.14%) Elite 3E
10 16 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 16 (0.12%) Sage 500
11 15 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
12 12 (0.090%) Cognos Planning
13 10 (0.075%) GoldMine
13 10 (0.075%) Primavera
13 10 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
14 9 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
14 9 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4,503 (33.81%) Azure
2 3,069 (23.04%) Office 365
3 1,332 (10.00%) AWS
4 700 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 510 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
6 509 (3.82%) SaaS
7 469 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 403 (3.03%) IaaS
9 351 (2.64%) PaaS
10 177 (1.33%) GCP
11 171 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
12 155 (1.16%) OneDrive
13 150 (1.13%) Serverless
14 97 (0.73%) PowerApps
15 84 (0.63%) GitHub
16 76 (0.57%) Azure Functions
17 61 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
18 56 (0.42%) Mimecast
19 51 (0.38%) Slack
20 45 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,254 (9.41%) Firewall
2 1,182 (8.87%) DNS
3 945 (7.09%) DHCP
4 766 (5.75%) TCP/IP
5 738 (5.54%) WAN
6 703 (5.28%) LAN
7 541 (4.06%) VPN
8 467 (3.51%) SAN
9 400 (3.00%) Skype
10 366 (2.75%) Wireless
11 347 (2.61%) VoIP
12 343 (2.58%) Internet
13 284 (2.13%) VLAN
14 198 (1.49%) Network Security
15 197 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
16 161 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
17 142 (1.07%) Unified Communications
18 135 (1.01%) NAS
19 107 (0.80%) HTTP
20 100 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,639 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 739 (5.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 722 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 616 (4.62%) Power BI
5 542 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
6 420 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 354 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 279 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 244 (1.83%) MySQL
10 229 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
11 180 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 175 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 171 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
14 138 (1.04%) NoSQL
15 126 (0.95%) Big Data
16 110 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 109 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
18 102 (0.77%) Oracle Database
19 85 (0.64%) MongoDB
20 82 (0.62%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 725 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 673 (5.05%) Git (software)
3 539 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 395 (2.97%) JIRA
5 250 (1.88%) Selenium
6 226 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 189 (1.42%) Jenkins
8 119 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 112 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 109 (0.82%) Subversion
11 86 (0.65%) WebDriver
12 84 (0.63%) SpecFlow
13 73 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 65 (0.49%) Bitbucket
14 65 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 64 (0.48%) SoapUI
16 56 (0.42%) NUnit
17 48 (0.36%) Postman
18 46 (0.35%) WiX
19 43 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 1,940 (14.56%) Finance
2 667 (5.01%) Public Sector
3 633 (4.75%) Retail
4 406 (3.05%) Marketing
5 387 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 356 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 320 (2.40%) Legal
8 136 (1.02%) Law
9 121 (0.91%) Electronics
10 108 (0.81%) Advertising
11 91 (0.68%) Local Government
12 89 (0.67%) Automotive
13 84 (0.63%) Games
14 82 (0.62%) Banking
15 78 (0.59%) Back Office
16 71 (0.53%) Aerospace
17 54 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 49 (0.37%) Publishing
19 46 (0.35%) French Language
20 43 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,980 (22.37%) Developer
2 1,835 (13.78%) Analyst
3 1,079 (8.10%) .NET Developer
4 979 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 825 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 808 (6.07%) Consultant
7 782 (5.87%) Software Developer
8 733 (5.50%) Architect
9 716 (5.38%) C# Developer
10 712 (5.35%) IT Support
11 558 (4.19%) IT Engineer
12 543 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 536 (4.02%) Support Analyst
14 461 (3.46%) Administrator
15 434 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
16 428 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
17 380 (2.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 361 (2.71%) Service Analyst
19 340 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
20 338 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,138 (23.56%) .NET
2 1,417 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 1,201 (9.02%) HTML
4 1,133 (8.51%) CSS
5 926 (6.95%) AngularJS
6 884 (6.64%) .NET Framework
7 729 (5.47%) Web Services
8 649 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 640 (4.80%) jQuery
10 638 (4.79%) .NET Core
11 536 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
12 399 (3.00%) HTML5
13 394 (2.96%) XML
14 372 (2.79%) React
15 348 (2.61%) Entity Framework
16 347 (2.61%) RESTful
17 335 (2.52%) WCF
18 302 (2.27%) REST
19 290 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 238 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,221 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 742 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 685 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 610 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 369 (2.77%) Driving Licence
6 329 (2.47%) User Experience
7 326 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
8 215 (1.61%) Clustering
9 213 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 202 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 167 (1.25%) Replication
12 161 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 159 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 138 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 138 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 114 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 94 (0.71%) Smartphone
17 77 (0.58%) Client/Server
18 75 (0.56%) NHS
19 70 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4,939 (37.08%) Windows
2 2,233 (16.76%) Windows Server
3 1,336 (10.03%) Windows 10
4 1,146 (8.60%) Linux
5 889 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 751 (5.64%) Windows 7
7 689 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 281 (2.11%) Unix
9 272 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 196 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 195 (1.46%) Android
12 159 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 96 (0.72%) Windows XP
14 89 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 73 (0.55%) CentOS
16 72 (0.54%) Ubuntu
17 70 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 58 (0.44%) Solaris
19 52 (0.39%) Mac OS X
20 50 (0.38%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,756 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,917 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
3 1,869 (14.03%) ITIL
4 1,214 (9.11%) DevOps
5 1,172 (8.80%) MVC
6 1,077 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1,053 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 847 (6.36%) Mentoring
9 802 (6.02%) Project Management
10 761 (5.71%) Scrum
11 733 (5.50%) Migration
12 697 (5.23%) CRM
13 638 (4.79%) SDLC
14 607 (4.56%) TDD
15 606 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 603 (4.53%) Test Automation
17 579 (4.35%) Service Management
18 578 (4.34%) Analytics
19 552 (4.14%) Change Management
20 538 (4.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,440 (25.83%) SQL
2 3,094 (23.23%) C#
3 1,737 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 1,225 (9.20%) PowerShell
5 749 (5.62%) T-SQL
6 501 (3.76%) Python
7 435 (3.27%) Java
8 278 (2.09%) C
9 249 (1.87%) VB.NET
10 239 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 197 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 187 (1.40%) VB
13 181 (1.36%) C++
14 137 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 134 (1.01%) PHP
16 109 (0.82%) Perl
17 104 (0.78%) PL/SQL
18 99 (0.74%) Ruby
19 84 (0.63%) VBScript
20 83 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,324 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,314 (9.86%) Degree
3 632 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 571 (4.29%) MCSE
5 443 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 417 (3.13%) MCSA
7 352 (2.64%) CCNA
8 332 (2.49%) SC Cleared
9 269 (2.02%) MCP
10 256 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 199 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 159 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 139 (1.04%) DV Cleared
14 137 (1.03%) CCNP
15 113 (0.85%) DBS Check
16 98 (0.74%) ISTQB
17 87 (0.65%) A+ Certification
18 83 (0.62%) ISEB
19 75 (0.56%) CISSP
20 70 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 866 (6.50%) SLA
2 382 (2.87%) QA
3 215 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 153 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 141 (1.06%) GDPR
6 97 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 91 (0.68%) PMO
8 59 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 48 (0.36%) COBIT
10 39 (0.29%) NIST
11 31 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 22 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 14 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 10 (0.075%) GAMP
15 10 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 9 (0.068%) ISO 22301
17 8 (0.060%) NCSC
18 7 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 7 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3,500 (26.28%) Active Directory
2 1,443 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,099 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 334 (2.51%) XenApp
5 319 (2.39%) Docker
6 277 (2.08%) vSphere
7 206 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 175 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 165 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 130 (0.98%) Firmware
11 116 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 102 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 92 (0.69%) Terminal Services
14 76 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
15 63 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 38 (0.29%) BitLocker
17 37 (0.28%) NFS
18 31 (0.23%) VMware NSX
19 30 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 27 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 952 (7.15%) SCCM
2 388 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 252 (1.89%) SCOM
4 229 (1.72%) WSUS
5 222 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 153 (1.15%) Puppet
7 148 (1.11%) Ansible
8 128 (0.96%) Terraform
9 86 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
10 75 (0.56%) vCenter Server
11 70 (0.53%) Backup Exec
12 59 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
13 57 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
13 57 (0.43%) SCVMM
14 52 (0.39%) AirWatch
14 52 (0.39%) NetBackup
15 50 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
15 50 (0.38%) SCOrch
16 43 (0.32%) Nagios
17 39 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,183 (16.39%) VMware
2 1,165 (8.75%) Cisco
3 996 (7.48%) Citrix
4 665 (4.99%) Oracle
5 431 (3.24%) HP
6 340 (2.55%) SAP
7 318 (2.39%) IBM
8 296 (2.22%) Veeam
9 284 (2.13%) Google
10 282 (2.12%) Dell
11 224 (1.68%) Apple
12 221 (1.66%) NetApp
13 219 (1.64%) ServiceNow
14 175 (1.31%) EMC
15 169 (1.27%) Symantec
16 141 (1.06%) Tableau
17 131 (0.98%) Meraki
18 128 (0.96%) SolarWinds
19 119 (0.89%) Xamarin
20 118 (0.89%) Red Hat