Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12,333 15,012 18,876
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.54% 18.03% 18.42%
As % of the Vendors category 44.83% 42.89% 41.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,551 12,723 16,843
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 27,511 35,003 45,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 41.36% 42.05% 44.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21,039 27,036 35,756
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
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 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 0 3,823 £45,000 - 660
North of England 0 2,783 £42,500 - 742
Midlands 0 2,149 £45,000 +5.88% 521
North West -1 1,518 £45,000 +4.65% 398
South West +5 1,415 £42,000 +5.00% 344
West Midlands +1 1,369 £45,000 +5.88% 352
East of England 0 1,132 £42,500 - 304
Yorkshire -2 1,021 £42,500 +6.25% 263
East Midlands +1 767 £42,500 +6.25% 168
Scotland +2 609 £44,000 +10.00% 129
Wales +1 362 £40,000 +6.67% 110
North East 0 245 £39,000 +4.70% 81
Northern Ireland -1 84 £52,500 +31.25% 21
Channel Islands -4 9 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Isle of Man -7 2 £33,000 -30.53% 2
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4,479 (36.32%) Windows
2 4,378 (35.50%) Azure
3 3,523 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 3,351 (27.17%) SQL
5 3,107 (25.19%) Active Directory
6 2,933 (23.78%) .NET
7 2,876 (23.32%) C#
8 2,875 (23.31%) Office 365
9 2,613 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
10 2,035 (16.50%) Windows Server
11 2,026 (16.43%) VMware
12 1,896 (15.37%) Microsoft Office
13 1,773 (14.38%) Finance
14 1,661 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
15 1,613 (13.08%) JavaScript
16 1,494 (12.11%) ITIL
17 1,339 (10.86%) ASP.NET
18 1,331 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1,264 (10.25%) DevOps
20 1,247 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
21 1,210 (9.81%) AWS
22 1,209 (9.80%) Windows 10
23 1,151 (9.33%) Degree
24 1,128 (9.15%) MVC
25 1,121 (9.09%) Firewall
26 1,116 (9.05%) PowerShell
27 1,107 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
28 1,088 (8.82%) HTML
29 1,072 (8.69%) Hyper-V
30 1,062 (8.61%) DNS

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 1,051 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 1,013 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 451 (3.66%) IIS
4 337 (2.73%) Skype for Business
5 288 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 272 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 142 (1.15%) Confluence
8 125 (1.01%) CMS
9 69 (0.56%) Apache
10 67 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 58 (0.47%) Umbraco
12 57 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 52 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 42 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 38 (0.31%) Apache Spark
16 37 (0.30%) SAS
17 35 (0.28%) Tomcat
18 30 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
18 30 (0.24%) EPiServer
19 29 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,896 (15.37%) Microsoft Office
2 959 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 399 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 230 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 171 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 16 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.12%) LibreOffice
11 10 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.081%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.065%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.057%) Adobe XD
14 5 (0.041%) Camtasia
14 5 (0.041%) Sketch
15 4 (0.032%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.032%) InDesign
15 4 (0.032%) InVision
Business Applications
1 413 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 171 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 137 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 77 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 41 (0.33%) Sage 200
6 38 (0.31%) SAP Business One
7 37 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 32 (0.26%) Sage 500
9 27 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 20 (0.16%) Elite 3E
11 15 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
12 14 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
13 12 (0.097%) assyst
13 12 (0.097%) Cognos Planning
14 11 (0.089%) Exchequer
14 11 (0.089%) Primavera
15 9 (0.073%) GoldMine
16 8 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
16 8 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
17 7 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4,378 (35.50%) Azure
2 2,875 (23.31%) Office 365
3 1,210 (9.81%) AWS
4 689 (5.59%) Power Platform
5 602 (4.88%) SaaS
6 506 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
7 425 (3.45%) IaaS
8 405 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 378 (3.06%) PaaS
10 183 (1.48%) GCP
11 168 (1.36%) OneDrive
12 142 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
13 131 (1.06%) Serverless
14 100 (0.81%) PowerApps
15 81 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
16 71 (0.58%) GitHub
17 59 (0.48%) Azure Functions
18 52 (0.42%) Mimecast
19 41 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
20 40 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,121 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1,062 (8.61%) DNS
3 863 (7.00%) DHCP
4 700 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 662 (5.37%) LAN
6 648 (5.25%) WAN
7 512 (4.15%) VPN
8 483 (3.92%) SAN
9 396 (3.21%) Skype
10 326 (2.64%) VoIP
11 325 (2.64%) Internet
12 322 (2.61%) Wireless
13 296 (2.40%) VLAN
14 166 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
15 158 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
16 150 (1.22%) Network Security
17 126 (1.02%) NAS
18 116 (0.94%) Unified Communications
19 100 (0.81%) NetScaler
20 86 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,523 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 702 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 676 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 603 (4.89%) Power BI
5 493 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 381 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 363 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 261 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 227 (1.84%) MySQL
10 218 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 184 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 164 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 155 (1.26%) NoSQL
14 153 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
15 143 (1.16%) Big Data
16 127 (1.03%) Oracle Database
17 112 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
18 107 (0.87%) MongoDB
19 96 (0.78%) Data Lake
20 92 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 641 (5.20%) Visual Studio
2 599 (4.86%) Git (software)
3 487 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 342 (2.77%) JIRA
5 248 (2.01%) Selenium
6 199 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 142 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 129 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 124 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 100 (0.81%) Subversion
11 89 (0.72%) SpecFlow
12 81 (0.66%) WebDriver
13 77 (0.62%) SoapUI
14 70 (0.57%) Bitbucket
15 64 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 56 (0.45%) NUnit
17 44 (0.36%) Postman
18 38 (0.31%) gulp
19 36 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 36 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 1,773 (14.38%) Finance
2 568 (4.61%) Retail
3 501 (4.06%) Public Sector
4 344 (2.79%) Legal
5 332 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 329 (2.67%) Marketing
7 311 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 229 (1.86%) Law
9 109 (0.88%) Games
10 97 (0.79%) Advertising
11 96 (0.78%) Electronics
12 88 (0.71%) Local Government
13 80 (0.65%) Automotive
14 74 (0.60%) Banking
15 68 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 65 (0.53%) Back Office
17 62 (0.50%) Aerospace
18 51 (0.41%) Billing
19 48 (0.39%) German Language
20 44 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,775 (22.50%) Developer
2 1,624 (13.17%) Analyst
3 998 (8.09%) .NET Developer
4 868 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 760 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 718 (5.82%) Software Developer
7 705 (5.72%) IT Support
8 683 (5.54%) C# Developer
9 682 (5.53%) Architect
10 668 (5.42%) Consultant
11 533 (4.32%) IT Engineer
12 499 (4.05%) Support Analyst
13 478 (3.88%) Senior Developer
14 418 (3.39%) Administrator
15 403 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
16 398 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
17 320 (2.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 303 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
18 303 (2.46%) Software Engineer
19 286 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,933 (23.78%) .NET
2 1,339 (10.86%) ASP.NET
3 1,088 (8.82%) HTML
4 1,014 (8.22%) CSS
5 954 (7.74%) AngularJS
6 928 (7.52%) .NET Framework
7 658 (5.34%) .NET Core
8 630 (5.11%) Web Services
9 595 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 584 (4.74%) jQuery
11 534 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 434 (3.52%) React
13 401 (3.25%) Entity Framework
14 355 (2.88%) XML
15 336 (2.72%) HTML5
16 320 (2.59%) RESTful
17 302 (2.45%) REST
18 276 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 269 (2.18%) WCF
20 242 (1.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,107 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 694 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 599 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 535 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 327 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
6 311 (2.52%) User Experience
7 310 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 204 (1.65%) Clustering
9 198 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 195 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 179 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 137 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
13 133 (1.08%) Replication
14 128 (1.04%) Private Cloud
15 112 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
16 85 (0.69%) Cloud Native
17 81 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
17 81 (0.66%) Virtual Team
18 78 (0.63%) PKI
19 67 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4,479 (36.32%) Windows
2 2,035 (16.50%) Windows Server
3 1,209 (9.80%) Windows 10
4 1,057 (8.57%) Linux
5 770 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 637 (5.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 626 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 512 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 258 (2.09%) Windows 8
10 229 (1.86%) Unix
11 203 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
12 169 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 154 (1.25%) Android
14 125 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 86 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 78 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 77 (0.62%) Windows XP
18 68 (0.55%) Ubuntu
19 62 (0.50%) CentOS
20 47 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,613 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,661 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
3 1,494 (12.11%) ITIL
4 1,264 (10.25%) DevOps
5 1,128 (9.15%) MVC
6 1,010 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 974 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
8 844 (6.84%) Project Management
9 807 (6.54%) Scrum
10 751 (6.09%) Mentoring
11 686 (5.56%) CRM
12 658 (5.34%) Migration
13 633 (5.13%) TDD
14 585 (4.74%) Test Automation
15 579 (4.69%) Software Engineering
16 573 (4.65%) Analytics
17 535 (4.34%) Change Management
18 491 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
19 487 (3.95%) Project Delivery
20 481 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3,351 (27.17%) SQL
2 2,876 (23.32%) C#
3 1,613 (13.08%) JavaScript
4 1,116 (9.05%) PowerShell
5 739 (5.99%) T-SQL
6 493 (4.00%) Python
7 328 (2.66%) Java
8 231 (1.87%) VB.NET
9 229 (1.86%) C
10 198 (1.61%) VB
11 193 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 186 (1.51%) TypeScript
13 168 (1.36%) PHP
14 161 (1.31%) C++
15 109 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 105 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 104 (0.84%) Perl
18 103 (0.84%) VBA
19 93 (0.75%) VBScript
20 83 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,247 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,151 (9.33%) Degree
3 611 (4.95%) Security Cleared
4 552 (4.48%) MCSE
5 371 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 369 (2.99%) MCSA
7 360 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 294 (2.38%) CCNA
9 233 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 211 (1.71%) MCP
11 176 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 143 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 133 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 121 (0.98%) CCNP
15 94 (0.76%) ISEB
16 93 (0.75%) ISTQB
17 85 (0.69%) MCITP
18 80 (0.65%) CISSP
19 77 (0.62%) DBS Check
20 75 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 758 (6.15%) SLA
2 385 (3.12%) QA
3 267 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 157 (1.27%) GDPR
5 112 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 108 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 69 (0.56%) PMO
8 50 (0.41%) NIST
9 44 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 40 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 39 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 34 (0.28%) COBIT
13 19 (0.15%) BS25999
14 13 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 11 (0.089%) NCSC
16 10 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 8 (0.065%) ISO 22301
18 7 (0.057%) NIST 800
19 6 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 6 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3,107 (25.19%) Active Directory
2 1,331 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,072 (8.69%) Hyper-V
4 330 (2.68%) XenApp
5 326 (2.64%) Docker
6 277 (2.25%) vSphere
7 211 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 177 (1.44%) XenDesktop
9 132 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
10 104 (0.84%) Firmware
11 95 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
12 86 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
13 65 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
14 60 (0.49%) Terminal Services
15 58 (0.47%) BitLocker
16 45 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 39 (0.32%) NFS
18 32 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 28 (0.23%) Xen
20 26 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 877 (7.11%) SCCM
2 333 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 243 (1.97%) Kubernetes
4 238 (1.93%) SCOM
5 211 (1.71%) WSUS
6 166 (1.35%) Terraform
7 144 (1.17%) Ansible
8 132 (1.07%) Puppet
9 83 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 80 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
11 69 (0.56%) vCenter Server
12 66 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 59 (0.48%) NetBackup
14 49 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
15 45 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
15 45 (0.36%) SCOrch
16 43 (0.35%) AirWatch
17 41 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
18 40 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
19 35 (0.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2,026 (16.43%) VMware
2 1,017 (8.25%) Cisco
3 922 (7.48%) Citrix
4 618 (5.01%) Oracle
5 460 (3.73%) HP
6 314 (2.55%) SAP
7 286 (2.32%) Google
8 282 (2.29%) Dell
9 264 (2.14%) Veeam
10 256 (2.08%) IBM
11 238 (1.93%) NetApp
12 189 (1.53%) Apple
13 145 (1.18%) EMC
14 138 (1.12%) Xamarin
15 134 (1.09%) ServiceNow
16 130 (1.05%) Symantec
17 124 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
17 124 (1.01%) Tableau
18 121 (0.98%) Red Hat
19 113 (0.92%) Sage