Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8,601 10,166 15,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.73% 18.42% 18.11%
As % of the Vendors category 45.76% 45.02% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6,485 8,169 12,175
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18,796 22,581 34,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.74% 40.91% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14,120 17,420 26,801
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £34,135 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,275 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -1 2,260 £47,500 +5.56% 552
North of England -1 2,052 £43,000 -1.15% 667
Midlands 0 1,772 £42,500 - 514
West Midlands -2 1,200 £45,000 +5.88% 317
South West -3 1,047 £41,500 - 276
North West -1 1,041 £45,000 - 370
Yorkshire -2 793 £42,500 - 196
East of England 0 602 £45,000 +12.50% 213
East Midlands -1 564 £40,000 -5.88% 193
Scotland +2 554 £47,500 +5.56% 128
Wales +2 297 £38,000 -7.32% 54
North East -1 221 £42,250 +15.75% 101
Northern Ireland -16 37 £44,500 -15.24% 23
Channel Islands +1 7 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Isle of Man -14 2 £35,000 +6.06%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 3,788 (44.04%) Azure
2 2,887 (33.57%) Windows
3 2,285 (26.57%) Microsoft 365
4 2,252 (26.18%) SQL
5 2,151 (25.01%) Social Skills
6 2,107 (24.50%) Active Directory
7 1,885 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
8 1,813 (21.08%) SQL Server
9 1,650 (19.18%) C#
10 1,558 (18.11%) VMware
11 1,517 (17.64%) .NET
12 1,384 (16.09%) Windows Server
13 1,334 (15.51%) DevOps
14 1,193 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
15 1,131 (13.15%) ITIL
16 1,115 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
17 1,112 (12.93%) AWS
18 1,102 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1,022 (11.88%) PowerShell
20 1,012 (11.77%) JavaScript
21 1,002 (11.65%) Finance
22 981 (11.41%) Firewall
23 888 (10.32%) Cisco
24 862 (10.02%) Linux
25 815 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
26 786 (9.14%) Power Platform
27 779 (9.06%) SharePoint
28 777 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 765 (8.89%) HTML
30 742 (8.63%) Windows 10

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
1 779 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 620 (7.21%) MS Exchange
3 253 (2.94%) IIS
4 170 (1.98%) Confluence
5 112 (1.30%) CMS
6 106 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 83 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 80 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 47 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 46 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 39 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 36 (0.42%) Apache
13 35 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 29 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
16 25 (0.29%) SAS
16 25 (0.29%) WordPress
17 24 (0.28%) nginx
18 18 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
19 17 (0.20%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1,193 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
2 581 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 225 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 160 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 147 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.070%) FrameMaker
11 6 (0.070%) Solid Edge
12 5 (0.058%) Adobe XD
12 5 (0.058%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.047%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.047%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.047%) Siemens NX
14 3 (0.035%) MadCap Flare
14 3 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
15 2 (0.023%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 209 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 80 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 50 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.29%) Sentinel
6 23 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 21 (0.24%) Magento
8 16 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 11 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.13%) Sage 200
10 10 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.081%) Sage 1000
13 7 (0.081%) SAP Business One
13 7 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
14 6 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3,788 (44.04%) Azure
2 2,285 (26.57%) Microsoft 365
3 1,112 (12.93%) AWS
4 786 (9.14%) Power Platform
5 464 (5.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 381 (4.43%) Dynamics 365
7 350 (4.07%) PaaS
8 346 (4.02%) SaaS
9 294 (3.42%) IaaS
10 243 (2.83%) PowerApps
11 189 (2.20%) OneDrive
12 176 (2.05%) GCP
13 161 (1.87%) Serverless
14 158 (1.84%) Power Automate
15 147 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
16 124 (1.44%) Azure Logic Apps
17 107 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
18 103 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
19 92 (1.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
20 82 (0.95%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 981 (11.41%) Firewall
2 688 (8.00%) DNS
3 488 (5.67%) DHCP
4 425 (4.94%) WAN
5 418 (4.86%) VPN
6 396 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 394 (4.58%) LAN
8 332 (3.86%) SAN
9 292 (3.39%) VLAN
10 239 (2.78%) Wireless
11 194 (2.26%) VoIP
12 166 (1.93%) Network Security
13 157 (1.83%) Skype
14 154 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
15 140 (1.63%) Internet
16 129 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
17 100 (1.16%) NAS
18 88 (1.02%) IPv4
19 87 (1.01%) OSPF
20 75 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,813 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 596 (6.93%) Power BI
3 428 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 428 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 372 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
5 235 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 188 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 161 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 147 (1.71%) NoSQL
9 133 (1.55%) Data Lake
10 112 (1.30%) MySQL
11 89 (1.03%) Big Data
12 88 (1.02%) Tableau
13 81 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
14 76 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
15 74 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 63 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
17 61 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 53 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
19 49 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 399 (4.64%) Git (software)
2 290 (3.37%) JIRA
3 278 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 161 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 139 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 113 (1.31%) Selenium
7 99 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 99 (1.15%) Subversion
7 99 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 78 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 75 (0.87%) NUnit
10 72 (0.84%) SpecFlow
11 48 (0.56%) Maven
12 46 (0.53%) MSTest
13 41 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 39 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 39 (0.45%) JUnit
15 32 (0.37%) Postman
16 26 (0.30%) Artifactory
17 23 (0.27%) Appium
General
1 2,151 (25.01%) Social Skills
2 1,002 (11.65%) Finance
3 680 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 298 (3.46%) Public Sector
5 285 (3.31%) Retail
6 284 (3.30%) Organisational Skills
7 283 (3.29%) Multimedia
8 254 (2.95%) Marketing
9 208 (2.42%) Presentation Skills
10 200 (2.33%) Manufacturing
11 195 (2.27%) Law
12 194 (2.26%) Telecoms
13 182 (2.12%) Games
14 157 (1.83%) Legal
15 127 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
16 120 (1.40%) Digital Economy
17 95 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
18 66 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
19 65 (0.76%) Back Office
20 60 (0.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,573 (18.29%) Developer
2 1,213 (14.10%) Analyst
3 665 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 644 (7.49%) Support Engineer
5 507 (5.89%) IT Support
6 479 (5.57%) IT Engineer
7 464 (5.39%) .NET Developer
7 464 (5.39%) Architect
8 408 (4.74%) Azure Engineer
9 364 (4.23%) Consultant
10 357 (4.15%) Trainee
11 352 (4.09%) Senior Developer
12 340 (3.95%) Software Developer
13 316 (3.67%) Support Analyst
14 288 (3.35%) C# Developer
15 268 (3.12%) Administrator
16 261 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 255 (2.96%) IT Support Engineer
18 242 (2.81%) IT Analyst
19 239 (2.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,517 (17.64%) .NET
2 765 (8.89%) HTML
3 712 (8.28%) CSS
4 559 (6.50%) ASP.NET
5 442 (5.14%) Web Services
6 441 (5.13%) .NET Core
7 436 (5.07%) .NET Framework
8 357 (4.15%) AngularJS
9 324 (3.77%) HTML5
10 297 (3.45%) React
11 254 (2.95%) CSS3
12 245 (2.85%) REST
13 239 (2.78%) jQuery
14 237 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 200 (2.33%) Entity Framework
16 191 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
17 151 (1.76%) Vue.js
18 146 (1.70%) RESTful
19 124 (1.44%) XML
20 107 (1.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 427 (4.96%) Management Information System
2 361 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 317 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
4 283 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 203 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 184 (2.14%) User Experience
7 166 (1.93%) Driving Licence
8 146 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 139 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 129 (1.50%) Clustering
11 118 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 115 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 88 (1.02%) Replication
14 78 (0.91%) Cloud Native
14 78 (0.91%) PKI
15 77 (0.90%) Private Cloud
16 66 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
17 61 (0.71%) EPoS
18 54 (0.63%) Client/Server
19 51 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,887 (33.57%) Windows
2 1,384 (16.09%) Windows Server
3 862 (10.02%) Linux
4 742 (8.63%) Windows 10
5 471 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 415 (4.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 283 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 259 (3.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 231 (2.69%) Windows 7
10 165 (1.92%) Android
11 134 (1.56%) Unix
12 118 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 110 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 105 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 101 (1.17%) CentOS
16 70 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
17 67 (0.78%) Windows 8
18 46 (0.53%) Mac OS
19 36 (0.42%) VMS
20 32 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,885 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,334 (15.51%) DevOps
3 1,131 (13.15%) ITIL
4 1,115 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
5 815 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
6 777 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 705 (8.20%) Project Management
8 646 (7.51%) Migration
9 524 (6.09%) Scrum
10 513 (5.96%) MVC
11 467 (5.43%) Analytics
12 449 (5.22%) SDLC
13 445 (5.17%) Project Delivery
14 421 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 405 (4.71%) Service Management
16 393 (4.57%) CRM
17 373 (4.34%) ERP
18 366 (4.26%) Infrastructure as Code
18 366 (4.26%) Software Engineering
19 365 (4.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,252 (26.18%) SQL
2 1,650 (19.18%) C#
3 1,022 (11.88%) PowerShell
4 1,012 (11.77%) JavaScript
5 689 (8.01%) Python
6 418 (4.86%) Java
7 402 (4.67%) T-SQL
8 216 (2.51%) Bash Shell
9 152 (1.77%) C
10 149 (1.73%) PHP
11 146 (1.70%) TypeScript
12 145 (1.69%) C++
13 119 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 94 (1.09%) Java 8
14 94 (1.09%) VB
15 76 (0.88%) R
16 60 (0.70%) Ruby
17 51 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 50 (0.58%) Perl
19 49 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 690 (8.02%) Degree
2 613 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 452 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 331 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 282 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 243 (2.83%) MCSE
7 230 (2.67%) CCNA
8 214 (2.49%) A+ Certification
9 142 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 123 (1.43%) MCP
11 122 (1.42%) MCSA
12 106 (1.23%) OCP
12 106 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
13 97 (1.13%) OCA
14 94 (1.09%) CIW
15 86 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 82 (0.95%) ISTQB
16 82 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
17 80 (0.93%) CISSP
17 80 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (5.41%) SLA
2 321 (3.73%) QA
3 318 (3.70%) GDPR
4 160 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 96 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 57 (0.66%) PMO
7 55 (0.64%) NIST
8 52 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 48 (0.56%) ISO 9001
10 44 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
11 37 (0.43%) COBIT
12 35 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 30 (0.35%) BS25999
14 22 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 12 (0.14%) NCSC
16 10 (0.12%) GRC
17 9 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.093%) NIST 800
18 8 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 6 (0.070%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2,107 (24.50%) Active Directory
2 1,102 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 666 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 337 (3.92%) Docker
5 298 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
6 197 (2.29%) vSphere
7 152 (1.77%) XenApp
8 134 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 122 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
10 76 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
11 74 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 49 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 39 (0.45%) BitLocker
14 32 (0.37%) Terminal Server
15 29 (0.34%) Firmware
16 27 (0.31%) VMware NSX
17 25 (0.29%) NFS
18 22 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 20 (0.23%) RHEV
19 20 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 465 (5.41%) SCCM
2 363 (4.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 282 (3.28%) Terraform
4 276 (3.21%) Ansible
5 261 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 182 (2.12%) Puppet
7 90 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
8 88 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 86 (1.00%) WSUS
10 76 (0.88%) SCOM
11 68 (0.79%) vCenter Server
12 56 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
13 49 (0.57%) vRealize
14 46 (0.53%) SCVMM
15 39 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
15 39 (0.45%) Nagios
16 36 (0.42%) NetBackup
17 34 (0.40%) HAProxy
18 33 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
19 28 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,558 (18.11%) VMware
2 888 (10.32%) Cisco
3 651 (7.57%) Oracle
4 616 (7.16%) Citrix
5 290 (3.37%) Google
6 254 (2.95%) Veeam
7 188 (2.19%) HP
8 162 (1.88%) Dell
9 148 (1.72%) SAP
10 144 (1.67%) Apple
10 144 (1.67%) IBM
11 141 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 123 (1.43%) Databricks
13 121 (1.41%) Sophos
14 116 (1.35%) EnterpriseDB
14 116 (1.35%) Meraki
15 113 (1.31%) ServiceNow
16 102 (1.19%) NetApp
17 96 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
18 94 (1.09%) SolarWinds