Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,429 14,312 16,710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.71% 18.47% 18.47%
As % of the Vendors category 45.05% 44.13% 43.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,162 12,346 14,371
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
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 12,052 32,428 38,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.32% 41.85% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,602 24,644 29,613
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
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 November 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 26 November 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 1,571 £50,000 +11.11% 408
North of England -4 1,405 £45,000 +9.76% 486
Midlands -2 978 £43,500 +2.35% 349
North West -4 772 £45,000 +5.88% 285
West Midlands -1 636 £45,000 - 212
South West -3 595 £42,500 +6.25% 175
Yorkshire -4 509 £42,500 +1.19% 148
East of England -2 384 £45,000 - 170
East Midlands -3 347 £42,904 +7.26% 134
Scotland +5 321 £47,500 +11.76% 85
Wales -3 160 £40,500 +1.25% 61
North East -5 124 £43,250 +15.33% 53
Northern Ireland -2 52 £46,250 +14.20% 21
Channel Islands -2 4 £55,000 +120.00%
Isle of Man -7 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2,488 (45.83%) Azure
2 2,032 (37.43%) Windows
3 1,560 (28.73%) SQL
4 1,415 (26.06%) SQL Server
5 1,340 (24.68%) Active Directory
6 1,304 (24.02%) Office 365
7 1,261 (23.23%) C#
8 1,231 (22.67%) .NET
9 1,167 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
10 992 (18.27%) VMware
11 883 (16.26%) Windows Server
12 801 (14.75%) DevOps
13 728 (13.41%) JavaScript
14 722 (13.30%) ITIL
15 675 (12.43%) Finance
16 665 (12.25%) Microsoft Office
17 613 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 607 (11.18%) AWS
19 581 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
20 547 (10.08%) PowerShell
21 534 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
22 526 (9.69%) Degree
23 511 (9.41%) ASP.NET
24 510 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
25 506 (9.32%) DNS
25 506 (9.32%) Cisco
26 504 (9.28%) MVC
27 497 (9.15%) Firewall
28 484 (8.92%) SharePoint
29 467 (8.60%) Analytical Skills

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
1 484 (8.92%) SharePoint
2 377 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 150 (2.76%) IIS
4 113 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 103 (1.90%) Skype for Business
6 72 (1.33%) CMS
6 72 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 67 (1.23%) Confluence
8 41 (0.76%) Umbraco
9 40 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (0.61%) Apache
11 30 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 29 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
13 28 (0.52%) Apache Spark
14 24 (0.44%) Kentico
15 21 (0.39%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.31%) ArcGIS
16 17 (0.31%) EPiServer
16 17 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 665 (12.25%) Microsoft Office
2 277 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 114 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 51 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.055%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.055%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.037%) SPSS
11 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) InDesign
11 1 (0.018%) Simulink
11 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 135 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 27 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.39%) Sentinel
5 16 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.22%) Maximo
7 8 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 6 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
9 6 (0.11%) Magento
9 6 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
10 5 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.074%) Aareon QL
12 3 (0.055%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
12 3 (0.055%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.055%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,488 (45.83%) Azure
2 1,304 (24.02%) Office 365
3 607 (11.18%) AWS
4 420 (7.74%) Power Platform
5 255 (4.70%) SaaS
6 241 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 213 (3.92%) IaaS
8 197 (3.63%) PaaS
9 165 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
10 126 (2.32%) OneDrive
11 100 (1.84%) PowerApps
12 93 (1.71%) GCP
13 78 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 76 (1.40%) Serverless
15 64 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
16 61 (1.12%) Logic Apps
17 59 (1.09%) Power Automate
18 57 (1.05%) GitHub
19 39 (0.72%) Azure Functions
20 36 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 506 (9.32%) DNS
2 497 (9.15%) Firewall
3 390 (7.18%) DHCP
4 338 (6.23%) WAN
5 315 (5.80%) LAN
6 298 (5.49%) TCP/IP
7 254 (4.68%) SAN
8 228 (4.20%) VPN
9 168 (3.09%) Skype
10 154 (2.84%) VoIP
11 133 (2.45%) VLAN
12 118 (2.17%) Internet
13 112 (2.06%) Wireless
14 92 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
15 84 (1.55%) Network Security
16 77 (1.42%) Unified Communications
17 75 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
18 72 (1.33%) iSCSI
19 61 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
20 48 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,415 (26.06%) SQL Server
2 320 (5.89%) Power BI
3 313 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 307 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 276 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 161 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 159 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 131 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 119 (2.19%) NoSQL
10 114 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 112 (2.06%) Data Lake
12 104 (1.92%) Big Data
13 84 (1.55%) MySQL
14 75 (1.38%) MongoDB
15 60 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
16 58 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
17 55 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 49 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
19 45 (0.83%) Tableau
20 44 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 346 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 247 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 160 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 149 (2.74%) JIRA
5 132 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 109 (2.01%) Selenium
7 76 (1.40%) SpecFlow
8 63 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 57 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 55 (1.01%) Subversion
11 53 (0.98%) TeamCity
12 51 (0.94%) NUnit
13 50 (0.92%) Bitbucket
14 27 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
15 26 (0.48%) JMeter
16 24 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
17 23 (0.42%) Cucumber
18 21 (0.39%) JUnit
19 20 (0.37%) Moq
19 20 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 675 (12.43%) Finance
2 192 (3.54%) Public Sector
3 163 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 127 (2.34%) Marketing
5 116 (2.14%) Law
6 115 (2.12%) Retail
7 109 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 103 (1.90%) Legal
9 60 (1.11%) Games
10 58 (1.07%) Back Office
11 53 (0.98%) Banking
12 41 (0.76%) Digital Economy
13 38 (0.70%) Electronics
14 37 (0.68%) Local Government
15 35 (0.64%) Aerospace
16 33 (0.61%) Military
16 33 (0.61%) Publishing
17 27 (0.50%) Advertising
18 26 (0.48%) Financial Institution
19 19 (0.35%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 1,216 (22.40%) Developer
2 694 (12.78%) Analyst
3 404 (7.44%) .NET Developer
4 369 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 346 (6.37%) Architect
6 338 (6.23%) Support Engineer
7 300 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 293 (5.40%) Software Developer
9 288 (5.30%) Senior Developer
10 243 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
11 219 (4.03%) IT Engineer
11 219 (4.03%) IT Support
12 182 (3.35%) Support Analyst
13 177 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 172 (3.17%) Consultant
15 164 (3.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 155 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
17 148 (2.73%) IT Analyst
18 143 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
19 138 (2.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,231 (22.67%) .NET
2 511 (9.41%) ASP.NET
3 423 (7.79%) .NET Framework
4 400 (7.37%) HTML
5 368 (6.78%) CSS
6 349 (6.43%) AngularJS
7 324 (5.97%) .NET Core
8 275 (5.07%) React
9 250 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 242 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 222 (4.09%) jQuery
12 217 (4.00%) Entity Framework
13 165 (3.04%) Web Services
14 164 (3.02%) REST
15 152 (2.80%) HTML5
16 130 (2.39%) RESTful
17 99 (1.82%) XML
18 95 (1.75%) WCF
19 91 (1.68%) JSON
20 84 (1.55%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 467 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 278 (5.12%) Data Centre
3 228 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 203 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 144 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 126 (2.32%) User Experience
7 125 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 111 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 103 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 90 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 71 (1.31%) Cloud Native
12 70 (1.29%) Replication
13 69 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
14 66 (1.22%) Clustering
15 64 (1.18%) PKI
16 49 (0.90%) Private Cloud
17 43 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
18 42 (0.77%) Data Structures
19 40 (0.74%) Client/Server
20 33 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,032 (37.43%) Windows
2 883 (16.26%) Windows Server
3 438 (8.07%) Windows 10
4 391 (7.20%) Linux
5 322 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 278 (5.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 228 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 168 (3.09%) Windows 7
9 154 (2.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 97 (1.79%) Android
11 56 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 56 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 53 (0.98%) Unix
13 37 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (0.59%) Solaris
15 29 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (0.52%) Mac OS X
17 26 (0.48%) CentOS
18 14 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,167 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 801 (14.75%) DevOps
3 722 (13.30%) ITIL
4 581 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
5 510 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
6 504 (9.28%) MVC
7 446 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 416 (7.66%) Migration
9 338 (6.23%) Scrum
10 311 (5.73%) Project Management
11 307 (5.65%) Project Delivery
12 303 (5.58%) Mentoring
13 300 (5.53%) Software Engineering
14 280 (5.16%) Analytics
15 264 (4.86%) Test Automation
16 258 (4.75%) CRM
17 252 (4.64%) Change Management
18 244 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 240 (4.42%) SDLC
20 233 (4.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,560 (28.73%) SQL
2 1,261 (23.23%) C#
3 728 (13.41%) JavaScript
4 547 (10.08%) PowerShell
5 347 (6.39%) T-SQL
6 296 (5.45%) Python
7 208 (3.83%) Java
8 132 (2.43%) TypeScript
9 130 (2.39%) C++
10 89 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 84 (1.55%) C
12 75 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 64 (1.18%) VB
14 50 (0.92%) PHP
15 44 (0.81%) VB.NET
16 43 (0.79%) R
17 42 (0.77%) Perl
18 35 (0.64%) VBA
19 33 (0.61%) VBScript
20 24 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 534 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 526 (9.69%) Degree
3 333 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 223 (4.11%) MCSE
5 211 (3.89%) SC Cleared
6 210 (3.87%) MCSA
7 202 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
8 174 (3.21%) CCNA
9 96 (1.77%) MCP
10 91 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 84 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 62 (1.14%) DV Cleared
13 60 (1.11%) CCNP
14 58 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
15 48 (0.88%) CISSP
16 39 (0.72%) Server+ Certification
17 38 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
18 37 (0.68%) A+ Certification
19 34 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 31 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (5.95%) SLA
2 176 (3.24%) GDPR
3 174 (3.21%) QA
4 165 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 66 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 48 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 38 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (0.61%) NIST
9 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 15 (0.28%) NCSC
11 14 (0.26%) PMO
11 14 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.17%) NIST 800
15 8 (0.15%) BS25999
15 8 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.11%) COBIT
17 3 (0.055%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,340 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 613 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 432 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 181 (3.33%) Docker
5 113 (2.08%) vSphere
6 112 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (1.53%) XenApp
8 72 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 61 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
10 45 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 41 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 39 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 31 (0.57%) Firmware
14 20 (0.37%) VMware NSX
15 19 (0.35%) VMware Server
16 13 (0.24%) KVM
17 12 (0.22%) Terminal Server
18 11 (0.20%) BitLocker
19 10 (0.18%) NFS
19 10 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 346 (6.37%) SCCM
2 189 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 163 (3.00%) Terraform
4 138 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 93 (1.71%) Ansible
6 79 (1.46%) WSUS
7 74 (1.36%) Puppet
7 74 (1.36%) SCOM
8 50 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
9 42 (0.77%) vCenter Server
10 40 (0.74%) SCVMM
11 29 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 27 (0.50%) Backup Exec
13 25 (0.46%) SCOrch
14 22 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
15 21 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (0.29%) Nagios
16 16 (0.29%) Nessus
17 15 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
17 15 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 992 (18.27%) VMware
2 506 (9.32%) Cisco
3 396 (7.29%) Citrix
4 370 (6.82%) Oracle
5 150 (2.76%) Veeam
6 124 (2.28%) Google
7 108 (1.99%) Dell
8 103 (1.90%) SAP
9 101 (1.86%) HP
10 85 (1.57%) IBM
11 78 (1.44%) EnterpriseDB
12 77 (1.42%) NetApp
13 72 (1.33%) Apple
14 64 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 61 (1.12%) Red Hat
16 59 (1.09%) Juniper
16 59 (1.09%) ServiceNow
16 59 (1.09%) Sophos
17 58 (1.07%) Databricks
18 51 (0.94%) Xamarin