Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Microsoft Engineer was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 875 1019 1002
Rank change year-on-year +144 -17 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Engineer 243 162 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.097% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 200 119 183
UK median annual salary £51,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +13.33% -4.46%
10th Percentile £30,000 £21,750 £23,650
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,800 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 145,617 166,862 168,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.20% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,393 135,777 140,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Microsoft Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Microsoft Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Engineer in the UK

Microsoft Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Engineer.

Salary trend for Microsoft Engineer in the UK

Microsoft Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Engineer over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Engineer in the UK

Microsoft Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England +153 230 £50,000 +17.65% 22
UK excluding London +92 148 £45,000 +12.50% 11
London +81 84 £57,500 +27.78% 11
South East +92 69 £55,000 +57.14% 2
North of England +41 35 £44,750 +15.48% 3
East of England +41 22 £43,500 -3.33% 2
North East +25 15 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Yorkshire +18 13 £50,000 +42.86% 1
East Midlands +30 11 £42,500 +6.25%
Midlands +28 11 £42,500 -2.86% 1
South West +33 8 £47,500 +52.00% 3
North West +20 7 £32,500 -9.09% 1
Wales +11 1 £24,000 -31.43%
Scotland +2 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Microsoft Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Microsoft Engineer in the job title.

1 242 (99.59%) Microsoft
2 160 (65.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (62.96%) Windows
4 136 (55.97%) Active Directory
5 109 (44.86%) Windows Server
6 93 (38.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 92 (37.86%) Office 365
8 80 (32.92%) ITIL
9 78 (32.10%) PowerShell
10 60 (24.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (24.69%) VMware
11 52 (21.40%) SQL Server
12 51 (20.99%) .NET
13 46 (18.93%) MCSE
13 46 (18.93%) Citrix
13 46 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (18.11%) C#
15 42 (17.28%) Finance
15 42 (17.28%) Hyper-V
16 39 (16.05%) SQL
17 38 (15.64%) MCSA
17 38 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (15.23%) Azure Active Directory
19 36 (14.81%) IIS
20 32 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (12.76%) Disaster Recovery
21 31 (12.76%) Windows 10
21 31 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (12.35%) Clustering
22 30 (12.35%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 36 (14.81%) IIS
2 30 (12.35%) MS Exchange
3 25 (10.29%) SharePoint
4 17 (7.00%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.70%) Confluence
6 8 (3.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.88%) NServiceBus
7 7 (2.88%) Traefik
8 6 (2.47%) Apache
9 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.65%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.23%) Site Server
11 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 160 (65.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (37.86%) Office 365
3 37 (15.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (5.35%) OneDrive
7 12 (4.94%) SaaS
8 7 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.88%) GitHub
9 6 (2.47%) IaaS
10 4 (1.65%) PaaS
11 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.41%) OpenDNS
12 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.11%) DNS
1 27 (11.11%) Firewall
2 21 (8.64%) SAN
3 17 (7.00%) DHCP
4 14 (5.76%) iSCSI
5 12 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (4.12%) NetScaler
7 9 (3.70%) VPN
8 7 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (2.88%) NAS
8 7 (2.88%) WAN
9 6 (2.47%) LAN
9 6 (2.47%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.65%) Skype
10 4 (1.65%) SSL
10 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.23%) Internet
11 3 (1.23%) Wireless
12 2 (0.82%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (2.88%) MySQL
4 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.23%) Power BI
6 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.82%) Big Data
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (9.47%) Visual Studio
2 17 (7.00%) MSTest
2 17 (7.00%) Ranorex
3 14 (5.76%) Moq
3 14 (5.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 13 (5.35%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (3.70%) JIRA
7 7 (2.88%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.06%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.06%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.65%) GitLab
10 3 (1.23%) Chocolatey
11 2 (0.82%) JUnit
11 2 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.82%) Maven
11 2 (0.82%) Mockito
General
1 42 (17.28%) Finance
2 9 (3.70%) Marketing
3 7 (2.88%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.88%) Retail
4 6 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.23%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.99%) .NET
2 17 (7.00%) Velocity
3 8 (3.29%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.47%) WCF
5 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.65%) WPF
7 3 (1.23%) .NET Core
7 3 (1.23%) 802.1X
7 3 (1.23%) JSON
7 3 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.23%) WinForms
7 3 (1.23%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.82%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.82%) Grails
8 2 (0.82%) Jest
8 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) SOAP
8 2 (0.82%) Spring
8 2 (0.82%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (12.35%) Clustering
3 20 (8.23%) Reinsurance
4 16 (6.58%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.47%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.41%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.41%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (62.96%) Windows
2 109 (44.86%) Windows Server
3 31 (12.76%) Windows 10
4 21 (8.64%) Linux
5 18 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.00%) Windows 7
6 17 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.88%) VMS
8 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.82%) Unix
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.41%) Android
11 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (38.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (32.92%) ITIL
3 46 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (12.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (9.88%) DevOps
6 24 (9.88%) Software Engineering
7 21 (8.64%) Risk Management
8 19 (7.82%) Change Management
8 19 (7.82%) Scrum
8 19 (7.82%) Service Management
8 19 (7.82%) Test Automation
8 19 (7.82%) Unit Testing
9 18 (7.41%) Migration
10 17 (7.00%) Configuration Management
10 17 (7.00%) Refactoring
11 16 (6.58%) Load Balancing
12 14 (5.76%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (5.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 78 (32.10%) PowerShell
2 44 (18.11%) C#
3 39 (16.05%) SQL
4 20 (8.23%) Java
5 11 (4.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.12%) VBScript
7 5 (2.06%) Python
8 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.82%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (24.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (18.93%) MCSE
3 38 (15.64%) MCSA
4 19 (7.82%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (7.00%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (5.35%) CCA
7 13 (5.35%) Degree
8 11 (4.53%) CISSP
8 11 (4.53%) CompTIA Security+
9 10 (4.12%) MCP
10 7 (2.88%) MCITP
11 6 (2.47%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.23%) CCNA
13 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.82%) CCNP
15 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.64%) SLA
2 17 (7.00%) QA
3 9 (3.70%) GDPR
4 7 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.47%) HIPAA
System Software
1 136 (55.97%) Active Directory
2 42 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 38 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (4.94%) XenApp
5 10 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (4.12%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.47%) DFS Replication
6 6 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.06%) Docker
8 3 (1.23%) LXC
9 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.82%) vSphere
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (11.93%) Failover Clustering
2 25 (10.29%) SCCM
3 14 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (4.94%) Ansible
5 10 (4.12%) SCOM
6 9 (3.70%) Backup Exec
6 9 (3.70%) XenMobile
7 8 (3.29%) Nagios
8 7 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.88%) Puppet
9 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (2.06%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.06%) Terraform
11 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (1.23%) WSUS
13 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
13 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 242 (99.59%) Microsoft
2 60 (24.69%) VMware
3 46 (18.93%) Citrix
4 19 (7.82%) Cisco
5 15 (6.17%) Symantec
6 14 (5.76%) EMC
6 14 (5.76%) NetApp
7 13 (5.35%) EqualLogic
8 12 (4.94%) McAfee
9 11 (4.53%) HP
10 10 (4.12%) Altiris
11 8 (3.29%) CommVault
12 7 (2.88%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.88%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.88%) Splunk
13 6 (2.47%) Dell
13 6 (2.47%) Oracle
14 2 (0.82%) CyberArk
14 2 (0.82%) Google
14 2 (0.82%) IronPort