Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15,214 18,880 18,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.19% 18.87% 17.78%
As % of the Vendors category 42.62% 43.03% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12,330 15,476 15,535
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,900
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 35,694 43,875 44,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.68% 43.86% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27,375 34,345 36,005
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +1.20%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 4,508 £45,000 +3.45% 1,047
North of England +4 3,775 £40,000 -5.10% 1,161
Midlands 0 2,638 £40,000 -0.55% 874
North West +5 1,844 £40,000 -5.88% 638
South West 0 1,673 £41,500 +6.07% 480
West Midlands 0 1,650 £42,500 +2.41% 549
Yorkshire +2 1,647 £37,500 -6.25% 412
East of England +1 1,475 £42,500 - 394
East Midlands +1 982 £37,500 -6.25% 321
Scotland -2 718 £40,000 -5.88% 214
Wales 0 314 £37,500 +7.14% 100
North East -1 289 £35,872 -4.97% 111
Northern Ireland -2 128 £32,500 +4.84% 22
Isle of Man 0 21 £50,000 +23.46%
Channel Islands -4 6 £52,500 -25.00% 5
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 5,302 (34.85%) Windows
2 4,663 (30.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 4,264 (28.03%) SQL Server
4 4,174 (27.44%) SQL
5 4,084 (26.84%) Active Directory
6 3,749 (24.64%) .NET
7 3,641 (23.93%) C#
8 3,530 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
9 2,983 (19.61%) Office 365
10 2,735 (17.98%) VMware
11 2,607 (17.14%) Windows Server
12 2,567 (16.87%) Microsoft Office
13 2,364 (15.54%) ITIL
14 2,283 (15.01%) Problem-Solving
15 2,062 (13.55%) Finance
16 1,993 (13.10%) JavaScript
17 1,854 (12.19%) ASP.NET
18 1,824 (11.99%) Degree
19 1,814 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,668 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
21 1,612 (10.60%) MVC
22 1,599 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
23 1,578 (10.37%) Cisco
24 1,562 (10.27%) PowerShell
25 1,519 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
26 1,479 (9.72%) HTML
27 1,466 (9.64%) Hyper-V
28 1,451 (9.54%) MS Exchange
29 1,442 (9.48%) Firewall
30 1,379 (9.06%) Linux

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 1,451 (9.54%) MS Exchange
2 1,242 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 613 (4.03%) IIS
4 435 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 399 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 324 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 154 (1.01%) Apache
8 135 (0.89%) Confluence
9 133 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 107 (0.70%) CMS
11 86 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 81 (0.53%) Umbraco
13 77 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 73 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 51 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 48 (0.32%) Apache Spark
17 47 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
18 43 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
18 43 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
18 43 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2,567 (16.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1,210 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 517 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 326 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 260 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
6 46 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.085%) Acrobat
9 13 (0.085%) Chatbot
10 11 (0.072%) Adobe XD
10 11 (0.072%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.053%) S-PLUS
12 7 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.046%) InDesign
13 6 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.039%) CATIA
13 6 (0.039%) SPSS
14 4 (0.026%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.026%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 502 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 157 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 126 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 49 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 27 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 24 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 24 (0.16%) Sage X3
7 21 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
7 21 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 17 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 17 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 17 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 17 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 15 (0.099%) Sage 200
11 15 (0.099%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 13 (0.085%) SAP BPC
12 13 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 12 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4,663 (30.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,983 (19.61%) Office 365
3 1,599 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
4 772 (5.07%) Power Platform
5 541 (3.56%) SaaS
6 464 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
7 454 (2.98%) PaaS
8 440 (2.89%) IaaS
9 367 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 313 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 240 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
12 198 (1.30%) Serverless
13 135 (0.89%) OneDrive
14 120 (0.79%) GitHub
15 92 (0.60%) Azure Stack
16 83 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
17 71 (0.47%) PowerApps
18 70 (0.46%) Mimecast
19 65 (0.43%) Azure Functions
20 47 (0.31%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,442 (9.48%) Firewall
2 1,354 (8.90%) DNS
3 1,072 (7.05%) DHCP
4 927 (6.09%) WAN
5 859 (5.65%) LAN
6 767 (5.04%) TCP/IP
7 644 (4.23%) VPN
8 560 (3.68%) SAN
9 481 (3.16%) VoIP
10 474 (3.12%) Skype
11 471 (3.10%) Wireless
12 397 (2.61%) VLAN
13 388 (2.55%) Internet
14 298 (1.96%) Network Security
15 260 (1.71%) Broadband
16 222 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
17 208 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
18 191 (1.26%) NAS
19 184 (1.21%) Unified Communications
20 178 (1.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,264 (28.03%) SQL Server
2 913 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 881 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 724 (4.76%) Power BI
5 640 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
6 518 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 430 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 304 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 277 (1.82%) MySQL
10 256 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 253 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 193 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
13 189 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 172 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
15 162 (1.06%) MongoDB
16 156 (1.03%) Big Data
17 155 (1.02%) QlikView
18 143 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
19 129 (0.85%) RDBMS
20 128 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 957 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 848 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 735 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 386 (2.54%) JIRA
5 291 (1.91%) Selenium
6 265 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 256 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 203 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 150 (0.99%) Subversion
10 129 (0.85%) SpecFlow
11 125 (0.82%) NUnit
12 120 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
13 95 (0.62%) GitLab
14 90 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 75 (0.49%) SoapUI
16 69 (0.45%) WebDriver
17 66 (0.43%) Maven
18 63 (0.41%) Bitbucket
19 60 (0.39%) MSTest
20 58 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 2,062 (13.55%) Finance
2 733 (4.82%) Retail
3 499 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 450 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 436 (2.87%) Marketing
6 231 (1.52%) Banking
7 229 (1.51%) Legal
8 187 (1.23%) Electronics
9 131 (0.86%) Law
10 116 (0.76%) Games
11 94 (0.62%) Back Office
12 85 (0.56%) Automotive
13 84 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 80 (0.53%) Advertising
15 79 (0.52%) Billing
16 59 (0.39%) Local Government
17 45 (0.30%) Military
18 42 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.22%) Financial Institution
20 24 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,513 (23.09%) Developer
2 2,569 (16.89%) Analyst
3 1,421 (9.34%) .NET Developer
4 1,109 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,009 (6.63%) C# Developer
6 999 (6.57%) Support Engineer
7 869 (5.71%) Architect
8 825 (5.42%) Support Analyst
9 808 (5.31%) Software Developer
10 805 (5.29%) Consultant
11 802 (5.27%) IT Support
12 701 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 666 (4.38%) IT Engineer
14 652 (4.29%) Senior Developer
15 449 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
16 433 (2.85%) IT Analyst
17 423 (2.78%) Service Analyst
18 383 (2.52%) SQL Developer
19 379 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
20 375 (2.46%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,749 (24.64%) .NET
2 1,854 (12.19%) ASP.NET
3 1,479 (9.72%) HTML
4 1,304 (8.57%) CSS
5 985 (6.47%) Web Services
6 922 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 897 (5.90%) AngularJS
8 875 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 760 (5.00%) jQuery
10 643 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 604 (3.97%) XML
12 554 (3.64%) HTML5
13 547 (3.60%) .NET Core
14 456 (3.00%) WCF
15 412 (2.71%) RESTful
16 403 (2.65%) React
17 401 (2.64%) Entity Framework
18 337 (2.22%) JSON
19 308 (2.02%) SOAP
20 287 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,519 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 929 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 822 (5.40%) Self-Motivation
4 648 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 473 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 374 (2.46%) Driving Licence
7 370 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 360 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 342 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 296 (1.95%) User Experience
11 191 (1.26%) Replication
12 189 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 167 (1.10%) PKI
14 145 (0.95%) Clustering
15 110 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
16 94 (0.62%) Virtual Team
17 93 (0.61%) Client/Server
18 90 (0.59%) NHS
19 87 (0.57%) Algorithms
20 86 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5,302 (34.85%) Windows
2 2,607 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 1,379 (9.06%) Linux
4 1,313 (8.63%) Windows 10
5 1,220 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,005 (6.61%) Windows 7
7 869 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 331 (2.18%) Android
9 290 (1.91%) Windows 8
10 272 (1.79%) Apple iOS
11 269 (1.77%) Unix
12 226 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 147 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 111 (0.73%) CentOS
15 104 (0.68%) Mac OS X
16 103 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 73 (0.48%) Mac OS
17 73 (0.48%) Ubuntu
18 38 (0.25%) AIX
18 38 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,530 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,364 (15.54%) ITIL
3 2,283 (15.01%) Problem-Solving
4 1,612 (10.60%) MVC
5 1,365 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1,364 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
7 1,362 (8.95%) DevOps
8 1,074 (7.06%) Scrum
9 1,064 (6.99%) Software Engineering
10 1,036 (6.81%) Project Management
11 929 (6.11%) Mentoring
12 829 (5.45%) CRM
13 819 (5.38%) TDD
14 795 (5.23%) Migration
15 748 (4.92%) SDLC
16 729 (4.79%) Test Automation
17 693 (4.56%) Computer Science
18 674 (4.43%) Service Delivery
19 661 (4.34%) Service Management
20 658 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4,174 (27.44%) SQL
2 3,641 (23.93%) C#
3 1,993 (13.10%) JavaScript
4 1,562 (10.27%) PowerShell
5 1,079 (7.09%) T-SQL
6 719 (4.73%) Python
7 681 (4.48%) Java
8 399 (2.62%) C++
9 371 (2.44%) C
10 293 (1.93%) VB.NET
11 236 (1.55%) VB
12 231 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 201 (1.32%) TypeScript
14 190 (1.25%) VBA
15 158 (1.04%) Ruby
16 156 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 129 (0.85%) PHP
18 113 (0.74%) R
19 88 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 84 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,824 (11.99%) Degree
2 1,668 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 823 (5.41%) MCSE
4 749 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 695 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
6 577 (3.79%) MCSA
7 565 (3.71%) CCNA
8 366 (2.41%) SC Cleared
9 354 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 325 (2.14%) MCP
11 321 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 295 (1.94%) MCITP
13 232 (1.52%) DV Cleared
14 228 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 187 (1.23%) CCNP
16 159 (1.05%) ISTQB
17 118 (0.78%) CISSP
18 105 (0.69%) ISEB
19 95 (0.62%) PMI Certification
20 89 (0.58%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 893 (5.87%) SLA
2 549 (3.61%) QA
3 405 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 298 (1.96%) GDPR
5 226 (1.49%) PMO
6 160 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 153 (1.01%) ISO 9001
8 136 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 85 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
10 65 (0.43%) NIST
11 64 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 57 (0.37%) COBIT
13 45 (0.30%) ISO 22301
14 44 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 39 (0.26%) JSP 440
16 35 (0.23%) NCSC
17 24 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
17 24 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 22 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
19 21 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4,084 (26.84%) Active Directory
2 1,814 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,466 (9.64%) Hyper-V
4 425 (2.79%) Docker
5 363 (2.39%) XenApp
6 349 (2.29%) vSphere
7 310 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
8 223 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 216 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
10 130 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 102 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 83 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
13 72 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 67 (0.44%) Terminal Services
15 66 (0.43%) Firmware
16 58 (0.38%) VMware NSX
17 52 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 46 (0.30%) Terminal Server
19 37 (0.24%) BitLocker
20 35 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,057 (6.95%) SCCM
2 318 (2.09%) SCOM
3 272 (1.79%) Ansible
4 245 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 221 (1.45%) Kubernetes
5 221 (1.45%) Puppet
6 218 (1.43%) Terraform
7 192 (1.26%) WSUS
8 162 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
9 136 (0.89%) SCVMM
10 131 (0.86%) vCenter Server
11 96 (0.63%) Backup Exec
12 88 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
13 71 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
14 69 (0.45%) vRealize
15 65 (0.43%) SCOrch
16 63 (0.41%) Nagios
17 61 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
18 56 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
19 50 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,735 (17.98%) VMware
2 1,578 (10.37%) Cisco
3 1,291 (8.49%) Citrix
4 826 (5.43%) Oracle
5 547 (3.60%) HP
6 419 (2.75%) Google
7 412 (2.71%) SAP
8 386 (2.54%) Dell
9 330 (2.17%) Veeam
10 302 (1.99%) IBM
11 282 (1.85%) Apple
12 246 (1.62%) Aruba
13 235 (1.54%) NetApp
14 234 (1.54%) Tableau
15 230 (1.51%) Meraki
16 196 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
17 176 (1.16%) Symantec
18 167 (1.10%) Red Hat
19 145 (0.95%) ServiceNow
20 144 (0.95%) Polycom