Period
to 18 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 June 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
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16,905 13,146 23,502
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.46% 15.99% 16.39%
As % of the Vendors category 42.24% 39.44% 39.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,527 10,686 19,104
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40,017 33,335 59,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.97% 40.54% 41.75%
Number of salaries quoted 26,962 25,802 46,252
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,531 £38,475 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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
England -1 14,732 £50,000 +5.26% 3,231
UK excluding London +1 11,015 £45,000 +2.27% 2,495
London -5 4,561 £60,000 +4.35% 948
Work from Home -1 3,136 £52,500 -8.70% 686
North of England +2 2,709 £44,000 - 673
South East +1 2,678 £45,000 - 541
Midlands 0 2,265 £42,500 -2.30% 511
West Midlands -1 1,501 £45,000 - 327
North West +5 1,409 £45,000 - 365
South West -1 1,405 £42,365 -0.32% 279
Yorkshire +1 1,019 £42,500 - 220
East of England 0 788 £45,000 +12.50% 276
East Midlands +1 757 £40,000 -5.88% 183
Scotland +6 731 £47,500 +5.56% 129
Wales +6 387 £37,500 -6.25% 70
North East +2 284 £42,000 +10.53% 88
Northern Ireland +1 138 £40,000 -21.95% 20
Channel Islands +2 7 £65,000 -
Isle of Man -14 2 £35,000 +6.06%

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7,099 (41.99%) Azure
2 4,529 (26.79%) Windows
3 4,247 (25.12%) SQL
4 4,094 (24.22%) Social Skills
5 3,871 (22.90%) Microsoft 365
6 3,688 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3,488 (20.63%) Active Directory
8 3,272 (19.36%) C#
9 3,067 (18.14%) SQL Server
10 2,904 (17.18%) .NET
11 2,464 (14.58%) Finance
12 2,375 (14.05%) DevOps
13 2,304 (13.63%) VMware
14 2,214 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
15 2,199 (13.01%) Windows Server
16 2,131 (12.61%) HTML
17 2,083 (12.32%) Oracle
18 2,081 (12.31%) AWS
19 2,073 (12.26%) CSS
20 2,054 (12.15%) Cybersecurity
21 2,042 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
22 1,931 (11.42%) JavaScript
23 1,875 (11.09%) PowerShell
24 1,781 (10.54%) Power Platform
25 1,762 (10.42%) ITIL
26 1,675 (9.91%) Cisco
27 1,666 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
28 1,612 (9.54%) Web Development
29 1,600 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
30 1,581 (9.35%) SharePoint

Microsoft
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 1,581 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 878 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 427 (2.53%) IIS
4 319 (1.89%) Confluence
5 217 (1.28%) CMS
6 180 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 161 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 135 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 108 (0.64%) Apache
10 98 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 72 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 71 (0.42%) nginx
13 62 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
14 55 (0.33%) SAS
15 52 (0.31%) WordPress
16 51 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
17 50 (0.30%) Tomcat
18 44 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
18 44 (0.26%) EPiServer
19 39 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2,214 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1,206 (7.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 442 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 274 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 243 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 73 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 34 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.14%) InVision
9 23 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 16 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.077%) Sketch
13 12 (0.071%) Figma
14 11 (0.065%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.059%) InDesign
16 9 (0.053%) InfoPath
17 8 (0.047%) Solid Edge
18 7 (0.041%) Acrobat
19 6 (0.035%) RoboHelp
19 6 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 520 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 210 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 128 (0.76%) NetSuite
4 118 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 68 (0.40%) Sentinel
6 34 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 32 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 30 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 29 (0.17%) SAP Business One
10 25 (0.15%) Magento
11 23 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 22 (0.13%) Maximo
12 22 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 21 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
14 17 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
14 17 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 15 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
16 14 (0.083%) Sage 200
16 14 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 13 (0.077%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7,099 (41.99%) Azure
2 3,871 (22.90%) Microsoft 365
3 2,081 (12.31%) AWS
4 1,781 (10.54%) Power Platform
5 1,050 (6.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 943 (5.58%) Dynamics 365
7 835 (4.94%) PaaS
8 745 (4.41%) SaaS
9 726 (4.29%) IaaS
10 544 (3.22%) PowerApps
11 478 (2.83%) GCP
12 372 (2.20%) Power Automate
13 369 (2.18%) OneDrive
14 368 (2.18%) Serverless
15 357 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
16 239 (1.41%) Azure Logic Apps
17 219 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
18 208 (1.23%) Azure Service Bus
19 197 (1.17%) GitHub
20 182 (1.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,536 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1,027 (6.08%) DNS
3 787 (4.66%) DHCP
4 719 (4.25%) WAN
5 686 (4.06%) VPN
6 679 (4.02%) LAN
7 594 (3.51%) TCP/IP
8 487 (2.88%) SAN
9 387 (2.29%) VLAN
10 310 (1.83%) Network Security
11 303 (1.79%) Wireless
12 301 (1.78%) Internet
12 301 (1.78%) VoIP
13 261 (1.54%) Skype
14 209 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
15 193 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
16 183 (1.08%) HTTP
17 136 (0.80%) Unified Communications
18 132 (0.78%) NAS
19 130 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,067 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 1,247 (7.38%) Power BI
3 792 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 787 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 745 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 461 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 391 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 358 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 356 (2.11%) Relational Database
10 273 (1.61%) Data Lake
11 244 (1.44%) MySQL
12 240 (1.42%) Tableau
13 197 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 178 (1.05%) Big Data
15 167 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 146 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
17 137 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
18 134 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 132 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
20 130 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 821 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 582 (3.44%) JIRA
3 544 (3.22%) Visual Studio
4 373 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 287 (1.70%) TeamCity
6 246 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 219 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 211 (1.25%) Selenium
9 147 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 122 (0.72%) SpecFlow
11 113 (0.67%) NUnit
12 111 (0.66%) Maven
12 111 (0.66%) Subversion
13 90 (0.53%) JUnit
14 89 (0.53%) Bitbucket
15 84 (0.50%) GitLab
16 75 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 73 (0.43%) MSTest
18 70 (0.41%) Cypress.io
19 69 (0.41%) Postman
General
1 4,094 (24.22%) Social Skills
2 2,464 (14.58%) Finance
3 1,290 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 689 (4.08%) Multimedia
5 688 (4.07%) Retail
6 682 (4.03%) Marketing
7 604 (3.57%) Organisational Skills
8 603 (3.57%) Public Sector
9 441 (2.61%) Law
10 432 (2.56%) Manufacturing
11 425 (2.51%) Legal
12 396 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
13 395 (2.34%) Telecoms
14 319 (1.89%) Banking
15 277 (1.64%) Games
16 201 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
17 194 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
18 170 (1.01%) Advertising
19 157 (0.93%) Electronics
20 148 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,733 (22.08%) Developer
2 2,089 (12.36%) Analyst
3 1,847 (10.93%) Trainee
4 1,194 (7.06%) Support Engineer
5 1,145 (6.77%) Architect
6 994 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 978 (5.79%) IT Support
8 964 (5.70%) Trainee Developer
9 932 (5.51%) Consultant
10 879 (5.20%) IT Engineer
11 856 (5.06%) Software Developer
12 849 (5.02%) .NET Developer
13 760 (4.50%) Web Developer
14 704 (4.16%) Azure Engineer
15 689 (4.08%) Trainee Web Developer
16 647 (3.83%) Network Engineer
17 618 (3.66%) Senior Developer
18 607 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
19 557 (3.29%) C# Developer
20 511 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,904 (17.18%) .NET
2 2,131 (12.61%) HTML
3 2,073 (12.26%) CSS
4 1,347 (7.97%) HTML5
5 1,022 (6.05%) ASP.NET
6 928 (5.49%) Java SE
7 879 (5.20%) Web Services
8 875 (5.18%) .NET Core
9 750 (4.44%) .NET Framework
10 739 (4.37%) AngularJS
11 660 (3.90%) React
12 621 (3.67%) REST
13 457 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 449 (2.66%) CSS3
15 418 (2.47%) jQuery
16 384 (2.27%) RESTful
17 339 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 333 (1.97%) XML
19 286 (1.69%) Node.js
20 284 (1.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 791 (4.68%) Management Information System
2 636 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 576 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 568 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 380 (2.25%) User Experience
6 374 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 286 (1.69%) Driving Licence
8 256 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 252 (1.49%) Cloud Native
10 228 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 210 (1.24%) Clustering
12 209 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 201 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 173 (1.02%) PKI
15 159 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 144 (0.85%) Replication
16 144 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
17 100 (0.59%) Social Media
18 97 (0.57%) Private Cloud
19 96 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4,529 (26.79%) Windows
2 2,199 (13.01%) Windows Server
3 1,487 (8.80%) Linux
4 1,226 (7.25%) Windows 10
5 666 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 601 (3.56%) Windows Server 2016
7 417 (2.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 390 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 359 (2.12%) Windows 7
10 298 (1.76%) Android
11 244 (1.44%) Unix
12 233 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 162 (0.96%) Ubuntu
14 143 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 141 (0.83%) CentOS
16 121 (0.72%) Windows 8
17 116 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 86 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
19 72 (0.43%) Mac OS X
20 49 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,688 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,375 (14.05%) DevOps
3 2,054 (12.15%) Cybersecurity
4 2,042 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
5 1,762 (10.42%) ITIL
6 1,666 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1,612 (9.54%) Web Development
8 1,305 (7.72%) Project Management
9 1,232 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 1,232 (7.29%) Migration
10 992 (5.87%) Scrum
11 970 (5.74%) Analytics
12 893 (5.28%) CRM
13 873 (5.16%) Software Engineering
14 863 (5.10%) MVC
15 860 (5.09%) Project Delivery
16 804 (4.76%) SDLC
17 785 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
18 748 (4.42%) Mentoring
19 713 (4.22%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4,247 (25.12%) SQL
2 3,272 (19.36%) C#
3 1,931 (11.42%) JavaScript
4 1,875 (11.09%) PowerShell
5 1,553 (9.19%) Java
6 1,189 (7.03%) Python
7 964 (5.70%) Java 8
8 720 (4.26%) T-SQL
9 382 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 346 (2.05%) TypeScript
11 255 (1.51%) PHP
12 252 (1.49%) C
13 222 (1.31%) C++
14 188 (1.11%) VB
15 181 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 145 (0.86%) R
17 124 (0.73%) VBA
18 122 (0.72%) Go
19 118 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 103 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,494 (8.84%) Degree
2 1,193 (7.06%) CIW
3 982 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 970 (5.74%) Oracle Certification
5 931 (5.51%) OCA
6 816 (4.83%) OCAJ
7 752 (4.45%) Security Cleared
8 701 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
9 608 (3.60%) CCNA
10 579 (3.43%) A+ Certification
11 512 (3.03%) SC Cleared
12 361 (2.14%) Network+ Certification
13 357 (2.11%) MCSE
14 326 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
15 189 (1.12%) CISSP
16 184 (1.09%) MCP
17 180 (1.06%) MCSA
18 160 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
19 133 (0.79%) OCP
20 125 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 711 (4.21%) SLA
2 628 (3.71%) QA
3 418 (2.47%) GDPR
4 292 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 198 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 131 (0.77%) PMO
7 119 (0.70%) NIST
8 104 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 69 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
10 59 (0.35%) Accessibility
11 52 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 50 (0.30%) COBIT
13 39 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 38 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 30 (0.18%) BS25999
16 24 (0.14%) GAAP
16 24 (0.14%) GRC
17 18 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 16 (0.095%) Good Clinical Practice
19 15 (0.089%) NCSC
System Software
1 3,488 (20.63%) Active Directory
2 1,600 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 999 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 734 (4.34%) Docker
5 339 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 331 (1.96%) vSphere
7 234 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
8 199 (1.18%) XenApp
9 185 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 168 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 117 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 72 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 59 (0.35%) BitLocker
14 52 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
15 49 (0.29%) Terminal Server
16 48 (0.28%) VMware NSX
17 37 (0.22%) Terminal Services
18 30 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 29 (0.17%) Firmware
20 28 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 780 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 764 (4.52%) SCCM
3 664 (3.93%) Kubernetes
4 569 (3.37%) Terraform
5 444 (2.63%) Ansible
6 293 (1.73%) Puppet
7 192 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 177 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 172 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 152 (0.90%) SCOM
11 109 (0.64%) WSUS
12 98 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
13 87 (0.51%) vCenter Server
14 75 (0.44%) Prometheus
15 73 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
16 52 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
17 51 (0.30%) FortiGate
18 50 (0.30%) AirWatch
19 49 (0.29%) HAProxy
20 47 (0.28%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2,304 (13.63%) VMware
2 2,083 (12.32%) Oracle
3 1,675 (9.91%) Cisco
4 910 (5.38%) Citrix
5 664 (3.93%) Google
6 401 (2.37%) SAP
7 321 (1.90%) Apple
8 310 (1.83%) HP
9 304 (1.80%) Veeam
10 265 (1.57%) Databricks
11 248 (1.47%) Dell
12 241 (1.43%) IBM
13 206 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
14 204 (1.21%) ServiceNow
15 199 (1.18%) Red Hat
16 196 (1.16%) Meraki
17 195 (1.15%) NetApp
18 167 (0.99%) Adobe
19 153 (0.91%) Sophos
20 131 (0.77%) SonicWALL