Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,726 15,316 19,099
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.92% 18.17% 18.89%
As % of the Vendors category 43.84% 42.68% 43.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6,610 12,993 16,964
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 17,624 35,882 44,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.89% 42.57% 43.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13,564 27,520 34,831
Median annual salary £46,799 £45,000 £42,714
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.35% +1.70%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -2 2,245 £47,500 +5.56% 307
North of England -3 1,836 £44,000 +10.00% 338
Midlands 0 1,372 £45,000 +12.50% 257
North West -4 1,019 £45,000 +8.43% 201
West Midlands +2 944 £45,000 +5.88% 156
South West +3 887 £42,500 +1.19% 162
East of England 0 731 £42,500 - 122
Yorkshire -3 644 £42,500 +6.25% 108
East Midlands 0 418 £45,000 +20.00% 101
Scotland +1 402 £45,000 +11.29% 70
Wales -2 200 £40,500 +8.00% 54
North East -1 174 £38,500 +6.21% 29
Northern Ireland 0 70 £48,750 +45.52% 22
Channel Islands +1 11 £60,000 +14.29%
Isle of Man -3 3 £33,000 -34.00%
South Coast - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 3,082 (39.89%) Azure
2 2,710 (35.08%) Windows
3 2,291 (29.65%) SQL Server
4 2,196 (28.42%) SQL
5 1,906 (24.67%) .NET
6 1,854 (24.00%) Active Directory
7 1,778 (23.01%) C#
8 1,761 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
9 1,639 (21.21%) Office 365
10 1,373 (17.77%) VMware
11 1,284 (16.62%) Windows Server
12 1,126 (14.57%) Finance
13 1,098 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
14 983 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
15 972 (12.58%) JavaScript
16 931 (12.05%) ITIL
17 906 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 897 (11.61%) DevOps
19 890 (11.52%) AWS
20 830 (10.74%) ASP.NET
21 825 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 795 (10.29%) PowerShell
23 722 (9.35%) Degree
24 691 (8.94%) Windows 10
24 691 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 688 (8.90%) MVC
26 686 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
27 676 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
28 670 (8.67%) Linux
29 666 (8.62%) Firewall

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
1 656 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 549 (7.11%) MS Exchange
3 277 (3.59%) IIS
4 184 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 180 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 118 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 86 (1.11%) CMS
8 80 (1.04%) Confluence
9 49 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 47 (0.61%) Apache
11 42 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 34 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 31 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 28 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.27%) EPiServer
16 21 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
17 19 (0.25%) SAS
18 18 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1,098 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
2 553 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 213 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 122 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 96 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.078%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.052%) EPLAN
11 4 (0.052%) LibreOffice
12 3 (0.039%) Revit
12 3 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.026%) SPSS
14 1 (0.013%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.013%) InVision
14 1 (0.013%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 254 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 111 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 102 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 61 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.32%) SAP Business One
6 22 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.28%) Sage 200
7 20 (0.26%) Sage 500
8 16 (0.21%) Sentinel
9 14 (0.18%) Elite 3E
9 14 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 12 (0.16%) Magento
12 9 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
13 8 (0.10%) Exchequer
14 7 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
15 6 (0.078%) assyst
15 6 (0.078%) Carpe Diem
15 6 (0.078%) Infor CRM
15 6 (0.078%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3,082 (39.89%) Azure
2 1,639 (21.21%) Office 365
3 890 (11.52%) AWS
4 540 (6.99%) Power Platform
5 418 (5.41%) SaaS
6 336 (4.35%) IaaS
7 328 (4.25%) PaaS
8 316 (4.09%) Dynamics 365
9 231 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 154 (1.99%) GCP
11 134 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 102 (1.32%) OneDrive
12 102 (1.32%) Serverless
13 85 (1.10%) PowerApps
14 70 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
15 68 (0.88%) Logic Apps
16 53 (0.69%) GitHub
17 42 (0.54%) Power Automate
18 38 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
19 37 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 666 (8.62%) Firewall
2 636 (8.23%) DNS
3 553 (7.16%) DHCP
4 433 (5.60%) LAN
5 423 (5.48%) WAN
6 422 (5.46%) TCP/IP
7 359 (4.65%) SAN
8 321 (4.15%) VPN
9 253 (3.27%) Skype
10 198 (2.56%) Internet
11 177 (2.29%) Wireless
12 175 (2.27%) VLAN
13 168 (2.17%) VoIP
14 120 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
15 96 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
16 94 (1.22%) Network Security
17 89 (1.15%) iSCSI
18 83 (1.07%) NAS
19 71 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
20 67 (0.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,291 (29.65%) SQL Server
2 488 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 483 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 468 (6.06%) Power BI
5 348 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
6 270 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 214 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 180 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 173 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 170 (2.20%) Big Data
11 154 (1.99%) MySQL
12 129 (1.67%) Data Lake
13 125 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 106 (1.37%) NoSQL
15 102 (1.32%) MongoDB
16 95 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
17 92 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
18 80 (1.04%) Oracle Database
19 63 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
20 57 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 381 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 380 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 226 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 210 (2.72%) JIRA
5 169 (2.19%) Selenium
6 150 (1.94%) Jenkins
7 92 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 86 (1.11%) SpecFlow
9 82 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 71 (0.92%) Subversion
11 66 (0.85%) NUnit
12 59 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
13 58 (0.75%) WebDriver
14 52 (0.67%) SoapUI
15 44 (0.57%) Bitbucket
16 39 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 28 (0.36%) Cypress.io
17 28 (0.36%) Moq
17 28 (0.36%) MSTest
18 27 (0.35%) Cucumber
General
1 1,126 (14.57%) Finance
2 275 (3.56%) Retail
3 268 (3.47%) Public Sector
4 242 (3.13%) Law
5 210 (2.72%) Legal
6 183 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 176 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 147 (1.90%) Marketing
9 82 (1.06%) Games
10 74 (0.96%) Local Government
11 66 (0.85%) Banking
12 63 (0.82%) Back Office
13 52 (0.67%) Advertising
14 48 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 47 (0.61%) Electronics
16 38 (0.49%) Automotive
16 38 (0.49%) Billing
17 37 (0.48%) Aerospace
18 30 (0.39%) German Language
19 24 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,781 (23.05%) Developer
2 1,013 (13.11%) Analyst
3 642 (8.31%) .NET Developer
4 521 (6.74%) Support Engineer
5 503 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 456 (5.90%) Architect
7 427 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 406 (5.25%) IT Support
9 381 (4.93%) Consultant
10 379 (4.91%) Software Developer
11 344 (4.45%) Support Analyst
12 320 (4.14%) IT Engineer
13 305 (3.95%) Senior Developer
14 265 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
15 227 (2.94%) Administrator
16 213 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
17 201 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
18 195 (2.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 176 (2.28%) IT Support Engineer
20 175 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,906 (24.67%) .NET
2 830 (10.74%) ASP.NET
3 650 (8.41%) HTML
4 609 (7.88%) .NET Framework
5 578 (7.48%) AngularJS
6 577 (7.47%) CSS
7 441 (5.71%) .NET Core
8 372 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 372 (4.81%) Web Services
9 348 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 337 (4.36%) jQuery
11 312 (4.04%) React
12 289 (3.74%) Entity Framework
13 212 (2.74%) REST
14 210 (2.72%) HTML5
15 194 (2.51%) XML
16 143 (1.85%) RESTful
17 133 (1.72%) JSON
18 130 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 130 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 686 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 473 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 310 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 288 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 186 (2.41%) User Experience
6 178 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 177 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 166 (2.15%) Public Cloud
9 133 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 127 (1.64%) Clustering
11 116 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 108 (1.40%) PKI
13 97 (1.26%) Replication
14 95 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
15 76 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 66 (0.85%) Cloud Native
17 62 (0.80%) Virtual Team
18 61 (0.79%) CMDB
19 58 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
20 51 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,710 (35.08%) Windows
2 1,284 (16.62%) Windows Server
3 691 (8.94%) Windows 10
4 670 (8.67%) Linux
5 468 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 426 (5.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 321 (4.15%) Windows 7
8 293 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 172 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 129 (1.67%) Unix
11 120 (1.55%) Windows 8
12 117 (1.51%) Android
13 114 (1.48%) Apple iOS
14 88 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 36 (0.47%) CentOS
17 35 (0.45%) Mac OS
18 32 (0.41%) Solaris
19 31 (0.40%) Windows XP
20 29 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,761 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
2 983 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
3 931 (12.05%) ITIL
4 897 (11.61%) DevOps
5 691 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 688 (8.90%) MVC
7 676 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
8 537 (6.95%) Project Management
9 499 (6.46%) Scrum
10 446 (5.77%) CRM
11 422 (5.46%) Migration
12 407 (5.27%) Analytics
13 406 (5.25%) Mentoring
13 406 (5.25%) Test Automation
14 378 (4.89%) Software Engineering
15 377 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 362 (4.69%) Project Delivery
17 356 (4.61%) Change Management
18 352 (4.56%) TDD
19 278 (3.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2,196 (28.42%) SQL
2 1,778 (23.01%) C#
3 972 (12.58%) JavaScript
4 795 (10.29%) PowerShell
5 451 (5.84%) T-SQL
6 373 (4.83%) Python
7 194 (2.51%) Java
8 151 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 138 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 123 (1.59%) VB
11 115 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 112 (1.45%) C
13 111 (1.44%) C++
14 96 (1.24%) PHP
15 79 (1.02%) VBA
16 73 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 73 (0.94%) R
17 64 (0.83%) Perl
18 57 (0.74%) VBScript
19 54 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 825 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 722 (9.35%) Degree
3 489 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 374 (4.84%) MCSE
5 291 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 277 (3.59%) MCSA
7 269 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
8 225 (2.91%) CCNA
9 139 (1.80%) DV Cleared
10 133 (1.72%) MCP
11 129 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
12 99 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
13 92 (1.19%) CCNP
14 90 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
15 80 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 55 (0.71%) MCITP
17 50 (0.65%) ISEB
18 49 (0.63%) CISSP
19 47 (0.61%) ISTQB
20 44 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (5.27%) SLA
2 281 (3.64%) QA
3 206 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 158 (2.05%) GDPR
5 92 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 87 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 49 (0.63%) NIST
8 40 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 38 (0.49%) PMO
10 30 (0.39%) NCSC
11 25 (0.32%) BS25999
12 20 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 19 (0.25%) NIST 800
14 14 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 14 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 11 (0.14%) COBIT
16 9 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 5 (0.065%) AICPA
17 5 (0.065%) ISO 14001
17 5 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 1,854 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 906 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 664 (8.59%) Hyper-V
4 223 (2.89%) Docker
5 212 (2.74%) vSphere
6 189 (2.45%) XenApp
7 161 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 116 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 93 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 70 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
11 52 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 46 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 45 (0.58%) Firmware
13 45 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 38 (0.49%) BitLocker
15 29 (0.38%) NFS
15 29 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
16 22 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 18 (0.23%) vCloud
18 16 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 515 (6.67%) SCCM
2 194 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 149 (1.93%) Terraform
4 148 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 148 (1.92%) WSUS
5 145 (1.88%) SCOM
6 100 (1.29%) Ansible
7 83 (1.07%) Puppet
8 78 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 63 (0.82%) SCVMM
10 57 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
11 47 (0.61%) NetBackup
12 46 (0.60%) vCenter Server
13 38 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
14 33 (0.43%) SCOrch
15 31 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
16 29 (0.38%) FortiGate
17 27 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
18 25 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
19 22 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,373 (17.77%) VMware
2 664 (8.59%) Cisco
3 613 (7.93%) Citrix
4 363 (4.70%) Oracle
5 266 (3.44%) HP
6 217 (2.81%) SAP
7 215 (2.78%) Google
8 187 (2.42%) Veeam
9 174 (2.25%) Dell
10 143 (1.85%) NetApp
11 136 (1.76%) IBM
12 101 (1.31%) Tableau
13 100 (1.29%) Xamarin
14 91 (1.18%) Juniper
15 88 (1.14%) ServiceNow
16 87 (1.13%) Apple
17 74 (0.96%) Databricks
17 74 (0.96%) McAfee
17 74 (0.96%) Sage
17 74 (0.96%) Sophos