Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Microsoft Engineer was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 946 1054 956
Rank change year-on-year +108 -98 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Engineer 203 156 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.088% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.091% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 167 126 259
UK median annual salary £52,000 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% +21.21% -17.50%

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 155,089 170,836 183,479
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 124,962 136,969 153,579
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.59%

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 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Engineer in the UK

Microsoft Engineer
Top 16 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 12 November 2018. 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 +92 189 £51,250 +15.17% 18
UK excluding London +54 119 £47,500 +18.75% 17
London +68 76 £55,000 +15.79% 1
South East +53 58 £56,250 +40.63% 4
North of England +28 28 £35,000 - 6
East of England +36 11 £43,500 -3.33% 4
North West +2 11 £32,500 +23.81% 1
Midlands +17 10 £35,000 -22.22%
Yorkshire +29 9 £50,000 +17.65% 3
South West +24 9 £42,500 +66.67% 3
North East - 8 £31,500 - 2
East Midlands +10 7 £35,000 -17.65%
West Midlands +24 3 - -
Scotland +4 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £32,500 -
Wales +11 1 £24,000 -31.43%

Microsoft Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 202 (99.51%) Microsoft
2 125 (61.58%) Windows
3 106 (52.22%) Active Directory
4 105 (51.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 104 (51.23%) Windows Server
6 71 (34.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 58 (28.57%) Office 365
8 55 (27.09%) PowerShell
9 53 (26.11%) VMware
10 50 (24.63%) ITIL
11 48 (23.65%) MS Exchange
12 42 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (20.20%) SQL
14 40 (19.70%) Finance
15 39 (19.21%) Citrix
16 38 (18.72%) .NET
17 36 (17.73%) SQL Server
17 36 (17.73%) Microsoft Certification
18 35 (17.24%) C#
18 35 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
19 34 (16.75%) Hyper-V
20 31 (15.27%) IIS
21 27 (13.30%) Linux
21 27 (13.30%) DNS
21 27 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
22 26 (12.81%) Disaster Recovery
23 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (11.82%) SCCM
24 24 (11.82%) Clustering
24 24 (11.82%) SAN

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 48 (23.65%) MS Exchange
2 31 (15.27%) IIS
3 23 (11.33%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (4.93%) Confluence
5 7 (3.45%) Apache
5 7 (3.45%) NServiceBus
5 7 (3.45%) Traefik
6 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 6 (2.96%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.48%) Site Server
9 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 105 (51.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (28.57%) Office 365
3 22 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (4.93%) SaaS
7 9 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.94%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.96%) PaaS
10 4 (1.97%) IaaS
11 3 (1.48%) NuGet
12 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.49%) GitHub
13 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.30%) DNS
2 24 (11.82%) SAN
3 20 (9.85%) DHCP
4 18 (8.87%) Firewall
5 12 (5.91%) iSCSI
5 12 (5.91%) LAN
5 12 (5.91%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (5.91%) VPN
5 12 (5.91%) WAN
6 11 (5.42%) NAS
6 11 (5.42%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.43%) Wireless
8 7 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (3.45%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.97%) Internet
9 4 (1.97%) SSL
9 4 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.48%) DDNS
11 2 (0.99%) Skype
11 2 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (2.46%) MySQL
4 4 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.48%) Big Data
6 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.88%) MSTest
2 16 (7.88%) Ranorex
3 14 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.40%) Moq
4 13 (6.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 12 (5.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (5.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (3.94%) JIRA
8 7 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.45%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.48%) Chocolatey
10 3 (1.48%) GitLab
10 3 (1.48%) Subversion
10 3 (1.48%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.99%) Maven
12 1 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.49%) Mockito
General
1 40 (19.70%) Finance
2 10 (4.93%) Marketing
3 5 (2.46%) Retail
4 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.72%) .NET
2 16 (7.88%) Velocity
3 5 (2.46%) WCF
4 4 (1.97%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.97%) JSON
5 3 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.48%) WinForms
5 3 (1.48%) WPF
5 3 (1.48%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.99%) Apache CXF
6 2 (0.99%) RESTful
6 2 (0.99%) SOAP
6 2 (0.99%) Web Services
7 1 (0.49%) CSS
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) Spring
7 1 (0.49%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.82%) Clustering
2 23 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.36%) Reinsurance
4 14 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.97%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.48%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.99%) Fintech
10 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.49%) Blog
10 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 125 (61.58%) Windows
2 104 (51.23%) Windows Server
3 27 (13.30%) Linux
4 14 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.91%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.94%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.45%) VMS
9 5 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.99%) Unix
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) CentOS
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (24.63%) ITIL
3 35 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (12.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (10.84%) DevOps
8 20 (9.85%) Risk Management
9 19 (9.36%) Change Management
9 19 (9.36%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.87%) Test Automation
11 17 (8.37%) Scrum
12 16 (7.88%) Refactoring
13 13 (6.40%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (6.40%) Defect Management
13 13 (6.40%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (6.40%) Test Strategy
13 13 (6.40%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.40%) User Stories
14 12 (5.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.09%) PowerShell
2 41 (20.20%) SQL
3 35 (17.24%) C#
4 12 (5.91%) Java
5 11 (5.42%) VBScript
6 7 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.97%) Python
8 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (10.34%) MCSE
3 17 (8.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (7.88%) MCSA
5 12 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (5.91%) MCP
6 9 (4.43%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.45%) MCITP
8 5 (2.46%) Degree
9 4 (1.97%) MCTS
10 3 (1.48%) CISSP
10 3 (1.48%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.49%) CCENT
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.49%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.37%) SLA
2 16 (7.88%) QA
3 8 (3.94%) GDPR
4 5 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.97%) HIPAA
System Software
1 106 (52.22%) Active Directory
2 42 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (16.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.43%) XenApp
5 7 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.97%) DFS Replication
6 4 (1.97%) KVM
6 4 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.48%) LXC
7 3 (1.48%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.48%) Xen
8 1 (0.49%) Docker
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (11.82%) SCCM
2 20 (9.85%) Failover Clustering
3 13 (6.40%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.43%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.43%) Puppet
5 9 (4.43%) SCOM
6 6 (2.96%) Ansible
6 6 (2.96%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.99%) Terraform
8 2 (0.99%) WSUS
9 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.49%) Packer
Vendors
1 202 (99.51%) Microsoft
2 53 (26.11%) VMware
3 39 (19.21%) Citrix
4 16 (7.88%) Cisco
5 14 (6.90%) EMC
5 14 (6.90%) NetApp
6 13 (6.40%) EqualLogic
7 12 (5.91%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.93%) Symantec
9 9 (4.43%) CommVault
10 7 (3.45%) Altiris
10 7 (3.45%) HP
10 7 (3.45%) Oracle
11 6 (2.96%) McAfee
11 6 (2.96%) Splunk
12 5 (2.46%) Dell
13 4 (1.97%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.48%) Veeam
15 1 (0.49%) Google
15 1 (0.49%) Mitel