Period
to 5 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Microsoft Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 826 950 1086
Rank change year-on-year +124 +136 -86
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Engineer 215 220 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 175 174 117
UK median annual salary £46,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.00% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +27.14% +7.69%

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 129,218 156,070 172,367
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.87% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 103,527 125,582 138,557
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Engineer in the UK

Microsoft Engineer
Top 14 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 5 December 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 +127 211 £46,500 -2.11% 23
UK excluding London +88 131 £45,000 +1.12% 16
London +90 80 £55,000 - 7
North of England +65 52 £46,500 +16.25% 9
South East +38 46 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Midlands +51 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North East +31 21 £46,500 +47.62% 1
Yorkshire +44 19 £38,750 -22.50% 2
West Midlands +31 15 £37,500 - 2
North West +54 12 £42,500 +30.77% 6
East Midlands +18 10 £45,000 +28.57%
South West +8 6 £34,500 -27.37% 1
East of England +56 1 £24,000 -44.83% 3
Scotland +28 1 £30,000 -

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 124 (57.67%) Azure
3 117 (54.42%) Active Directory
4 106 (49.30%) Windows
5 98 (45.58%) Office 365
6 82 (38.14%) Windows Server
7 52 (24.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 49 (22.79%) VMware
9 41 (19.07%) ITIL
10 38 (17.67%) Finance
11 37 (17.21%) PowerShell
11 37 (17.21%) Hyper-V
12 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (14.88%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (14.42%) DevOps
14 30 (13.95%) MS Exchange
14 30 (13.95%) C#
15 29 (13.49%) DNS
15 29 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (13.02%) Asset Management
17 27 (12.56%) Degree
17 27 (12.56%) Hedge funds
18 26 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (12.09%) Cisco
19 25 (11.63%) SQL
19 25 (11.63%) MCSA
19 25 (11.63%) SCCM
19 25 (11.63%) AWS
19 25 (11.63%) Mentoring
19 25 (11.63%) Presales

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 30 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.12%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.33%) IIS
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.47%) Confluence
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (11.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 124 (57.67%) Azure
2 98 (45.58%) Office 365
3 32 (14.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (11.63%) AWS
5 14 (6.51%) IaaS
6 9 (4.19%) PaaS
7 6 (2.79%) Azure Stack
7 6 (2.79%) GitHub
8 5 (2.33%) GCP
9 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.93%) Yammer
11 1 (0.47%) AWS CodeCommit
11 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.49%) DNS
2 22 (10.23%) SAN
3 15 (6.98%) Internet
4 13 (6.05%) WAN
5 12 (5.58%) Firewall
6 11 (5.12%) LAN
6 11 (5.12%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.65%) DHCP
7 10 (4.65%) Skype
8 6 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.79%) NAS
9 5 (2.33%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.40%) ISDN
10 3 (1.40%) MPLS
10 3 (1.40%) Network Security
10 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.93%) DSL
11 2 (0.93%) H.323
11 2 (0.93%) SMTP
11 2 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.79%) MySQL
4 4 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.26%) Bitbucket
2 7 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
5 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (17.67%) Finance
2 4 (1.86%) Retail
3 2 (0.93%) Back Office
3 2 (0.93%) Law
3 2 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.47%) Front Office
4 1 (0.47%) Military
4 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.84%) .NET
2 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (2.79%) CSS
2 6 (2.79%) HTML
2 6 (2.79%) JSON
2 6 (2.79%) SAML
2 6 (2.79%) Web Services
3 4 (1.86%) .NET Core
4 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.40%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.40%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (0.93%) COM
5 2 (0.93%) jQuery
5 2 (0.93%) REST
5 2 (0.93%) SOAP
5 2 (0.93%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) CSS3
6 1 (0.47%) LDAP
6 1 (0.47%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.56%) Hedge funds
2 22 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.51%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.93%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.47%) EPoS
10 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 106 (49.30%) Windows
2 82 (38.14%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.05%) Windows 10
3 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.33%) Linux
5 5 (2.33%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.86%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.40%) Android
7 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (19.07%) ITIL
3 31 (14.42%) DevOps
4 29 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (13.02%) Asset Management
6 25 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 25 (11.63%) Presales
7 22 (10.23%) Line Management
8 18 (8.37%) Configuration Management
9 17 (7.91%) SDLC
9 17 (7.91%) Systems Engineering
9 17 (7.91%) Test Automation
10 16 (7.44%) Architectural Design
10 16 (7.44%) Business Analysis
11 14 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (6.05%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (6.05%) Software Deployment
13 12 (5.58%) Critical Thinking
14 11 (5.12%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.21%) PowerShell
2 30 (13.95%) C#
3 25 (11.63%) SQL
4 6 (2.79%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.86%) X++
6 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.93%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) Delphi
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (12.56%) Degree
3 25 (11.63%) MCSA
4 23 (10.70%) MCSE
5 6 (2.79%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (2.33%) CISSP
6 5 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.40%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.40%) MCITP
8 2 (0.93%) CCNA
8 2 (0.93%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB
9 1 (0.47%) MCP
9 1 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.58%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 117 (54.42%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.21%) Hyper-V
3 26 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.44%) vSphere
5 10 (4.65%) Docker
6 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.93%) KVM
7 2 (0.93%) NFS
7 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (11.63%) SCCM
2 23 (10.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (7.44%) Kubernetes
4 13 (6.05%) SCOM
4 13 (6.05%) Terraform
5 8 (3.72%) Ansible
6 7 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.26%) Puppet
7 6 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.79%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.86%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.86%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.93%) WSUS
10 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.47%) Packer
10 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (22.79%) VMware
3 26 (12.09%) Cisco
4 17 (7.91%) Citrix
5 12 (5.58%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.72%) HP
7 7 (3.26%) CommVault
8 6 (2.79%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.79%) Brocade
8 6 (2.79%) Dell
8 6 (2.79%) EMC
8 6 (2.79%) MobileIron
8 6 (2.79%) Oracle
9 5 (2.33%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.40%) Apple
10 3 (1.40%) ConnectWise
10 3 (1.40%) Google
10 3 (1.40%) IronPort
10 3 (1.40%) ProCurve
11 2 (0.93%) Samsung