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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 14 August 2022 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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14,678 10,910 6,127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.39% 18.20% 17.74%
As % of the Vendors category 49.29% 46.00% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,714 7,978 4,904
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,588 £32,369 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 29,777 23,715 13,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.33% 39.57% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17,157 16,613 10,880
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,125 £35,000 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £46,156 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -2.83% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,950 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England +2 3,962 £44,000 -2.22% 668
South East +1 3,758 £47,500 - 523
Midlands +1 2,825 £45,000 +5.88% 541
North West +1 2,171 £45,000 - 373
West Midlands +1 1,927 £46,000 +4.55% 339
South West +2 1,781 £41,500 -2.35% 329
Yorkshire +2 1,487 £45,000 +5.88% 228
East of England 0 1,263 £45,000 +3.45% 234
East Midlands +1 891 £45,000 +12.50% 200
Scotland -7 847 £45,000 -5.26% 176
North East 0 305 £40,000 -4.76% 68
Wales -4 300 £45,000 +12.50% 75
Northern Ireland -18 86 £38,750 -12.92% 21
Isle of Man +12 1 £50,000 +42.86%
Channel Islands -20 1 £85,000 +30.77% 2
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 5,997 (40.86%) Azure
2 4,558 (31.05%) Social Skills
3 4,178 (28.46%) Agile
4 3,713 (25.30%) Windows
5 3,338 (22.74%) Microsoft 365
6 3,329 (22.68%) SQL
7 2,930 (19.96%) SQL Server
8 2,800 (19.08%) Active Directory
9 2,651 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
10 2,523 (17.19%) DevOps
11 2,518 (17.15%) .NET
12 2,503 (17.05%) C#
13 2,314 (15.77%) Finance
14 2,221 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
15 1,994 (13.58%) ITIL
16 1,993 (13.58%) Degree
17 1,791 (12.20%) Windows Server
18 1,762 (12.00%) AWS
19 1,758 (11.98%) JavaScript
20 1,553 (10.58%) Microsoft Excel
21 1,498 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
21 1,498 (10.21%) Cybersecurity
22 1,488 (10.14%) VMware
23 1,363 (9.29%) Analytics
24 1,350 (9.20%) SharePoint
25 1,348 (9.18%) Mentoring
26 1,304 (8.88%) HTML
27 1,265 (8.62%) Project Management
28 1,264 (8.61%) Power Platform
29 1,256 (8.56%) Project Delivery

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 1,350 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 627 (4.27%) MS Exchange
3 233 (1.59%) IIS
4 140 (0.95%) Confluence
5 116 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 111 (0.76%) MS Project Server
7 105 (0.72%) CMS
8 96 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 86 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 75 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 65 (0.44%) Apache
12 59 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 58 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 57 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
15 27 (0.18%) ArcGIS
16 23 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.16%) ThingWorx
17 22 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.15%) Sitefinity
17 22 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2,651 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1,553 (10.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 597 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 459 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
5 174 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 92 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 43 (0.29%) CATIA
8 37 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 36 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 34 (0.23%) Blender
11 20 (0.14%) Maya
12 19 (0.13%) ZBrush
13 16 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 16 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
14 14 (0.095%) Acrobat
15 12 (0.082%) InfoPath
16 11 (0.075%) InDesign
17 9 (0.061%) RoboHelp
17 9 (0.061%) Simulink
17 9 (0.061%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 261 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 53 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 46 (0.31%) Academy Housing
5 37 (0.25%) iTrent
6 34 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
7 32 (0.22%) Maximo
8 27 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 25 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 25 (0.17%) Teamcenter
10 22 (0.15%) Primavera
11 20 (0.14%) Magento
12 18 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 15 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
15 12 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 10 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
17 7 (0.048%) SAP Retail
17 7 (0.048%) SessionCam
17 7 (0.048%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5,997 (40.86%) Azure
2 3,338 (22.74%) Microsoft 365
3 1,762 (12.00%) AWS
4 1,264 (8.61%) Power Platform
5 1,225 (8.35%) Azure DevOps
6 778 (5.30%) Serverless
7 718 (4.89%) SaaS
8 665 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 614 (4.18%) GCP
10 559 (3.81%) PaaS
11 548 (3.73%) Azure Functions
12 532 (3.62%) Azure Service Bus
13 460 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
14 438 (2.98%) IaaS
15 285 (1.94%) OneDrive
16 250 (1.70%) PowerApps
17 237 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
18 205 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
19 169 (1.15%) GitHub
20 159 (1.08%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1,185 (8.07%) Firewall
2 992 (6.76%) DNS
3 782 (5.33%) DHCP
4 692 (4.71%) WAN
5 674 (4.59%) LAN
6 550 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 527 (3.59%) VPN
8 402 (2.74%) SAN
9 332 (2.26%) Internet
10 323 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
11 308 (2.10%) Wireless
12 299 (2.04%) VLAN
13 218 (1.49%) Network Security
14 197 (1.34%) PPP
15 184 (1.25%) VoIP
16 166 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
17 151 (1.03%) Skype
18 130 (0.89%) SD-WAN
19 111 (0.76%) MPLS
20 102 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,930 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 814 (5.55%) Power BI
3 591 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 539 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 473 (3.22%) Big Data
6 440 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 383 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 284 (1.93%) NoSQL
9 251 (1.71%) Data Lake
10 203 (1.38%) MySQL
11 195 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 192 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
13 172 (1.17%) Tableau
14 161 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 142 (0.97%) MongoDB
16 113 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
17 110 (0.75%) Oracle Database
18 94 (0.64%) GIS
19 84 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
20 77 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,145 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 555 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 449 (3.06%) JIRA
4 408 (2.78%) JMeter
5 402 (2.74%) Zephyr
6 391 (2.66%) Rational Quality Manager
7 380 (2.59%) Visual Studio
8 208 (1.42%) Jenkins
9 198 (1.35%) TeamCity
10 195 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 142 (0.97%) Subversion
12 119 (0.81%) Maven
13 117 (0.80%) Selenium
14 111 (0.76%) Gradle
15 94 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 76 (0.52%) Bitbucket
17 66 (0.45%) JUnit
18 65 (0.44%) Ant
19 64 (0.44%) Mockito
20 41 (0.28%) NUnit
General
1 4,558 (31.05%) Social Skills
2 2,314 (15.77%) Finance
3 1,498 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
4 718 (4.89%) Manufacturing
5 647 (4.41%) Retail
6 623 (4.24%) Legal
7 622 (4.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 563 (3.84%) Public Sector
9 535 (3.64%) Marketing
10 509 (3.47%) Games
11 497 (3.39%) Law
12 468 (3.19%) Organisational Skills
13 428 (2.92%) Presentation Skills
14 323 (2.20%) Telecoms
15 229 (1.56%) Advertising
15 229 (1.56%) Banking
16 226 (1.54%) Aerospace
17 196 (1.34%) Aviation
18 185 (1.26%) Automotive
19 178 (1.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,199 (14.98%) Developer
2 1,880 (12.81%) Analyst
3 873 (5.95%) Architect
4 824 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 823 (5.61%) .NET Developer
6 678 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 622 (4.24%) IT Support
8 597 (4.07%) IT Engineer
9 596 (4.06%) Software Developer
10 518 (3.53%) Project Manager
11 501 (3.41%) Senior Developer
12 493 (3.36%) Support Analyst
13 478 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
14 477 (3.25%) IT Manager
15 448 (3.05%) Consultant
16 440 (3.00%) Administrator
17 397 (2.70%) QA Leader
17 397 (2.70%) Software Engineer
18 362 (2.47%) Service Analyst
19 354 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,518 (17.15%) .NET
2 1,304 (8.88%) HTML
3 1,136 (7.74%) CSS
4 1,045 (7.12%) .NET Framework
5 987 (6.72%) .NET Core
6 957 (6.52%) React
7 814 (5.55%) Entity Framework
8 805 (5.48%) ASP.NET
9 705 (4.80%) jQuery
10 565 (3.85%) AngularJS
11 539 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 451 (3.07%) Spring
13 364 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 289 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 269 (1.83%) RESTful
16 263 (1.79%) JSON
16 263 (1.79%) XML
17 258 (1.76%) Web Services
18 245 (1.67%) HTML5
19 241 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 759 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 699 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 632 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 554 (3.77%) Virtual Team
5 459 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 446 (3.04%) Driving Licence
7 371 (2.53%) User Experience
8 311 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 192 (1.31%) Life Science
10 191 (1.30%) NHS
11 179 (1.22%) Cloud Native
12 171 (1.17%) Clustering
13 169 (1.15%) IoT
14 162 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 154 (1.05%) Replication
16 152 (1.04%) Social Media
17 149 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
18 130 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
19 126 (0.86%) Data Structures
20 119 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3,713 (25.30%) Windows
2 1,791 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 1,042 (7.10%) Windows 10
4 764 (5.21%) Linux
5 674 (4.59%) Android
6 590 (4.02%) Apple iOS
7 546 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 459 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 376 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 261 (1.78%) Unix
11 245 (1.67%) Windows 7
12 244 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 131 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 80 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 79 (0.54%) Ubuntu
16 72 (0.49%) VMS
16 72 (0.49%) Windows 8
17 62 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 43 (0.29%) CentOS
19 38 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,178 (28.46%) Agile
2 2,523 (17.19%) DevOps
3 2,221 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
4 1,994 (13.58%) ITIL
5 1,498 (10.21%) Cybersecurity
6 1,363 (9.29%) Analytics
7 1,348 (9.18%) Mentoring
8 1,265 (8.62%) Project Management
9 1,256 (8.56%) Project Delivery
10 1,167 (7.95%) MVC
11 1,095 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
12 1,070 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 944 (6.43%) Scrum
14 910 (6.20%) Software Engineering
15 860 (5.86%) Software Testing
16 856 (5.83%) Service Delivery
17 853 (5.81%) CI/CD
18 813 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 811 (5.53%) Process Improvement
20 798 (5.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3,329 (22.68%) SQL
2 2,503 (17.05%) C#
3 1,758 (11.98%) JavaScript
4 1,218 (8.30%) PowerShell
5 1,059 (7.21%) Python
6 824 (5.61%) Java
7 649 (4.42%) T-SQL
8 314 (2.14%) C
9 285 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 240 (1.64%) C++
11 176 (1.20%) Bash
12 172 (1.17%) VBA
13 131 (0.89%) VB
14 126 (0.86%) PHP
15 102 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 100 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 89 (0.61%) Perl
18 78 (0.53%) Ruby
19 77 (0.52%) PL/SQL
20 62 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1,993 (13.58%) Degree
2 1,137 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 916 (6.24%) Security Cleared
4 597 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 310 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 309 (2.11%) MCSE
7 259 (1.76%) HNC
8 226 (1.54%) CCNA
9 224 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 191 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 176 (1.20%) MCSA
12 162 (1.10%) DBS Check
12 162 (1.10%) MCP
13 135 (0.92%) CCNP
14 125 (0.85%) CISSP
14 125 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 111 (0.76%) PMI Certification
16 105 (0.72%) Master's Degree
17 104 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 93 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,202 (8.19%) QA
2 845 (5.76%) SLA
3 306 (2.08%) GDPR
4 296 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 242 (1.65%) PMO
6 194 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 122 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
8 112 (0.76%) Accessibility
8 112 (0.76%) PCI DSS
9 110 (0.75%) NIST
10 64 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 55 (0.37%) GRC
12 48 (0.33%) ISO 9001
13 37 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 37 (0.25%) Good Clinical Practice
14 20 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 20 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 18 (0.12%) HL7
15 18 (0.12%) NCSC
16 17 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,800 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 1,064 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 610 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 383 (2.61%) Docker
5 264 (1.80%) vSphere
6 255 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 144 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 136 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 119 (0.81%) XenApp
10 85 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 71 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 52 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 51 (0.35%) Firmware
14 35 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 30 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
16 27 (0.18%) NFS
17 26 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 25 (0.17%) BitLocker
18 25 (0.17%) Terminal Server
19 22 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 834 (5.68%) Terraform
2 665 (4.53%) SCCM
3 580 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 523 (3.56%) Kubernetes
5 396 (2.70%) HP ALM
6 395 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
7 241 (1.64%) Ansible
8 132 (0.90%) vCenter Server
8 132 (0.90%) WSUS
9 131 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 107 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 105 (0.72%) SCOM
12 82 (0.56%) Puppet
13 70 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
14 60 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
15 59 (0.40%) FortiGate
16 46 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
17 44 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
18 39 (0.27%) NetBackup
19 38 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,488 (10.14%) VMware
2 975 (6.64%) Cisco
3 947 (6.45%) Google
4 640 (4.36%) HP
5 630 (4.29%) IBM
6 584 (3.98%) Citrix
7 583 (3.97%) Apple
8 581 (3.96%) Oracle
9 482 (3.28%) Adobe
9 482 (3.28%) Xamarin
10 360 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
11 280 (1.91%) SAP
12 277 (1.89%) ServiceNow
13 242 (1.65%) Dell
14 219 (1.49%) Veeam
15 175 (1.19%) SolarWinds
16 144 (0.98%) Meraki
17 124 (0.84%) Databricks
18 121 (0.82%) NetApp
19 113 (0.77%) Palo Alto