Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,317 12,813 15,339
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.45% 18.61% 18.10%
As % of the Vendors category 45.81% 45.12% 43.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6,693 11,220 13,215
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 15,972 28,398 35,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.09% 41.25% 41.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12,237 22,033 27,620
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 1,970 £47,500 +5.56% 535
North of England -2 1,779 £45,000 +5.88% 654
Midlands 0 1,484 £42,500 -4.49% 478
West Midlands -1 954 £45,000 - 336
North West -1 908 £45,000 +5.88% 375
South West -3 811 £42,500 +6.25% 234
Yorkshire -2 707 £42,500 - 177
East Midlands -1 530 £42,500 - 138
East of England 0 520 £45,000 +5.88% 205
Scotland +1 486 £47,500 +11.76% 116
Wales +2 265 £42,000 -1.18% 59
North East -4 166 £45,000 +12.50% 103
Northern Ireland -9 38 £40,000 -8.57% 36
Channel Islands -1 2 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 3,312 (45.26%) Azure
2 2,546 (34.80%) Windows
3 2,058 (28.13%) SQL
4 1,908 (26.08%) Microsoft 365
5 1,750 (23.92%) Active Directory
6 1,596 (21.81%) SQL Server
7 1,544 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
8 1,517 (20.73%) C#
9 1,408 (19.24%) .NET
10 1,310 (17.90%) VMware
11 1,180 (16.13%) DevOps
12 1,132 (15.47%) Windows Server
13 961 (13.13%) ITIL
14 947 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
15 909 (12.42%) JavaScript
16 896 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 846 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
18 845 (11.55%) Finance
19 844 (11.53%) AWS
20 793 (10.84%) PowerShell
21 757 (10.35%) Cisco
22 740 (10.11%) Firewall
23 695 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
24 658 (8.99%) SharePoint
25 641 (8.76%) HTML
26 636 (8.69%) DNS
27 632 (8.64%) Degree
28 609 (8.32%) Linux
29 599 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
30 596 (8.15%) Power Platform

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
1 658 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 523 (7.15%) MS Exchange
3 180 (2.46%) IIS
4 156 (2.13%) Confluence
5 122 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 87 (1.19%) CMS
7 79 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 79 (1.08%) Skype for Business
8 50 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 43 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 42 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 41 (0.56%) Apache
12 38 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 25 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
14 24 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 21 (0.29%) SAS
16 20 (0.27%) ArcGIS
17 18 (0.25%) WordPress
18 16 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
19 15 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 947 (12.94%) Microsoft Office
2 443 (6.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 149 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 126 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
5 92 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 16 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.068%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.055%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.041%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.027%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.027%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.027%) InVision
13 2 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.027%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 174 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 52 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 17 (0.23%) Sentinel
6 16 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.19%) Magento
8 12 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 11 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.14%) Maximo
11 9 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
11 9 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (0.11%) Sage 1000
13 6 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.082%) SAP Business One
13 6 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.068%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 3,312 (45.26%) Azure
2 1,908 (26.08%) Microsoft 365
3 844 (11.53%) AWS
4 596 (8.15%) Power Platform
5 371 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 321 (4.39%) SaaS
7 288 (3.94%) PaaS
8 256 (3.50%) IaaS
9 252 (3.44%) Dynamics 365
10 178 (2.43%) PowerApps
11 168 (2.30%) OneDrive
12 138 (1.89%) Serverless
13 129 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
14 125 (1.71%) GCP
15 122 (1.67%) Power Automate
16 98 (1.34%) Logic Apps
17 73 (1.00%) Azure Functions
18 65 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
19 54 (0.74%) Mimecast
20 49 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 740 (10.11%) Firewall
2 636 (8.69%) DNS
3 469 (6.41%) DHCP
4 364 (4.97%) WAN
5 344 (4.70%) TCP/IP
6 342 (4.67%) LAN
7 318 (4.35%) VPN
8 270 (3.69%) SAN
9 252 (3.44%) VLAN
10 176 (2.41%) VoIP
11 156 (2.13%) Skype
12 131 (1.79%) Wireless
13 124 (1.69%) Network Security
14 107 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
15 106 (1.45%) Internet
16 91 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
17 66 (0.90%) Unified Communications
18 64 (0.87%) NAS
19 63 (0.86%) MPLS
20 58 (0.79%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,596 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 463 (6.33%) Power BI
3 381 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 374 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 331 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
6 199 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 157 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 156 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 141 (1.93%) Data Lake
10 134 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 104 (1.42%) Big Data
12 95 (1.30%) MySQL
13 85 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 78 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
15 61 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 59 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
16 59 (0.81%) Tableau
17 53 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 51 (0.70%) MongoDB
18 51 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 403 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 289 (3.95%) Visual Studio
3 232 (3.17%) JIRA
4 177 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 147 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 122 (1.67%) Selenium
7 95 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 90 (1.23%) SpecFlow
9 80 (1.09%) Subversion
10 79 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 57 (0.78%) Bitbucket
11 57 (0.78%) NUnit
12 56 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.45%) Maven
14 31 (0.42%) Postman
15 28 (0.38%) JUnit
16 26 (0.36%) MSTest
17 23 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 19 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 19 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 845 (11.55%) Finance
2 285 (3.90%) Multimedia
3 252 (3.44%) Public Sector
4 218 (2.98%) Marketing
5 204 (2.79%) Retail
6 190 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 167 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 153 (2.09%) Law
9 128 (1.75%) Games
10 124 (1.69%) Legal
11 94 (1.28%) Digital Economy
12 73 (1.00%) Back Office
13 53 (0.72%) Aerospace
14 48 (0.66%) Electronics
15 43 (0.59%) Local Government
16 41 (0.56%) Publishing
17 37 (0.51%) Banking
18 35 (0.48%) French Language
19 33 (0.45%) Military
20 31 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,420 (19.41%) Developer
2 1,011 (13.82%) Analyst
3 520 (7.11%) Support Engineer
4 499 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 433 (5.92%) Architect
6 428 (5.85%) .NET Developer
7 417 (5.70%) IT Engineer
8 405 (5.54%) IT Support
9 391 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
10 348 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 311 (4.25%) Senior Developer
12 287 (3.92%) Consultant
13 275 (3.76%) C# Developer
14 265 (3.62%) Support Analyst
15 256 (3.50%) Trainee
16 215 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
17 212 (2.90%) Administrator
18 207 (2.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 196 (2.68%) IT Analyst
20 193 (2.64%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,408 (19.24%) .NET
2 641 (8.76%) HTML
3 589 (8.05%) CSS
4 544 (7.43%) ASP.NET
5 437 (5.97%) .NET Framework
6 412 (5.63%) .NET Core
7 336 (4.59%) AngularJS
8 302 (4.13%) Web Services
9 295 (4.03%) React
10 256 (3.50%) HTML5
11 226 (3.09%) jQuery
12 208 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 207 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 202 (2.76%) Entity Framework
15 187 (2.56%) CSS3
16 174 (2.38%) REST
17 150 (2.05%) RESTful
18 104 (1.42%) Vue.js
19 90 (1.23%) JSON
20 85 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 599 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 322 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 272 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 248 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 204 (2.79%) Public Cloud
6 171 (2.34%) User Experience
7 167 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
8 146 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 132 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 111 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 88 (1.20%) Clustering
12 83 (1.13%) Replication
13 79 (1.08%) Cloud Native
14 77 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 68 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 63 (0.86%) PKI
16 63 (0.86%) Private Cloud
17 54 (0.74%) Client/Server
18 49 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
19 48 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2,546 (34.80%) Windows
2 1,132 (15.47%) Windows Server
3 609 (8.32%) Linux
4 594 (8.12%) Windows 10
5 402 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 350 (4.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 240 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 209 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 202 (2.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 101 (1.38%) Unix
11 99 (1.35%) Android
12 73 (1.00%) Ubuntu
13 72 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (0.97%) CentOS
15 55 (0.75%) Windows 8
16 49 (0.67%) Apple iOS
17 34 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 31 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (0.40%) VMS
20 28 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,544 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,180 (16.13%) DevOps
3 961 (13.13%) ITIL
4 846 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
5 695 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
6 595 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 584 (7.98%) Migration
8 525 (7.18%) MVC
9 523 (7.15%) Project Management
10 426 (5.82%) Scrum
11 416 (5.69%) Analytics
12 373 (5.10%) Project Delivery
13 364 (4.97%) SDLC
14 354 (4.84%) Service Management
15 347 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 346 (4.73%) Software Engineering
17 325 (4.44%) Change Management
17 325 (4.44%) CRM
18 323 (4.41%) Mentoring
19 322 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,058 (28.13%) SQL
2 1,517 (20.73%) C#
3 909 (12.42%) JavaScript
4 793 (10.84%) PowerShell
5 538 (7.35%) Python
6 355 (4.85%) T-SQL
7 335 (4.58%) Java
8 159 (2.17%) TypeScript
9 150 (2.05%) C++
10 145 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 132 (1.80%) C
12 130 (1.78%) PHP
13 90 (1.23%) VB
14 85 (1.16%) VB.NET
15 58 (0.79%) R
16 52 (0.71%) Perl
17 50 (0.68%) VBA
18 48 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 41 (0.56%) Java 8
20 40 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 632 (8.64%) Degree
2 549 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 380 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 272 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 242 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 225 (3.08%) A+ Certification
7 222 (3.03%) MCSE
8 200 (2.73%) CCNA
9 149 (2.04%) MCSA
10 119 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 112 (1.53%) MCP
12 101 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 67 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 62 (0.85%) CISSP
15 61 (0.83%) CCNP
16 56 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 54 (0.74%) ISTQB
18 45 (0.62%) OCP
18 45 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
18 45 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 425 (5.81%) SLA
2 273 (3.73%) GDPR
3 257 (3.51%) QA
4 148 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 47 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 47 (0.64%) NIST
7 30 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.38%) COBIT
9 26 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 26 (0.36%) PMO
10 24 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 19 (0.26%) BS25999
11 19 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.14%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.12%) NCSC
15 7 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (0.055%) MISRA
System Software
1 1,750 (23.92%) Active Directory
2 896 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 569 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 275 (3.76%) Docker
5 222 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 144 (1.97%) vSphere
7 124 (1.69%) XenApp
8 101 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 86 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 74 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 52 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 45 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 38 (0.52%) Firmware
14 26 (0.36%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.34%) VMware NSX
16 16 (0.22%) NFS
17 14 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 12 (0.16%) pfSense
18 12 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 423 (5.78%) SCCM
2 274 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 231 (3.16%) Terraform
4 207 (2.83%) Ansible
5 198 (2.71%) Kubernetes
6 144 (1.97%) Puppet
7 79 (1.08%) SCOM
8 77 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (0.87%) WSUS
10 46 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 44 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 43 (0.59%) SCVMM
13 40 (0.55%) NetBackup
14 35 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 35 (0.48%) vRealize
15 34 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
16 26 (0.36%) Nagios
17 25 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
18 21 (0.29%) SCOrch
19 20 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,310 (17.90%) VMware
2 757 (10.35%) Cisco
3 541 (7.39%) Oracle
4 494 (6.75%) Citrix
5 222 (3.03%) Veeam
6 206 (2.82%) Google
7 139 (1.90%) HP
8 137 (1.87%) EnterpriseDB
9 136 (1.86%) Dell
10 126 (1.72%) Apple
11 118 (1.61%) IBM
12 116 (1.59%) SAP
13 109 (1.49%) Databricks
14 107 (1.46%) Red Hat
15 101 (1.38%) Sophos
16 88 (1.20%) SolarWinds
17 84 (1.15%) McAfee
18 80 (1.09%) ServiceNow
19 77 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
20 74 (1.01%) Meraki