Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25,180 30,287 28,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.63% 17.13% 16.14%
As % of the Vendors category 39.33% 38.80% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20,410 25,395 24,271
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,488 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 64,019 78,056 76,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.29% 44.16% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 49,291 61,692 61,610
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Top 18 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 20 February 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 +1 23,481 £45,000 - 5,306
UK excluding London 0 15,332 £42,500 +6.25% 4,222
London -1 9,182 £55,000 +4.76% 1,439
South East 0 4,528 £45,000 +12.50% 1,009
North of England +3 3,715 £42,500 +6.25% 1,268
Midlands +1 2,638 £40,000 - 777
North West +4 1,930 £45,000 +7.14% 650
East of England +3 1,810 £42,500 - 370
West Midlands -1 1,680 £42,500 +6.25% 500
South West -2 1,554 £40,000 +5.26% 467
Yorkshire +1 1,516 £40,000 - 505
East Midlands +5 957 £40,000 +6.67% 277
Scotland -3 672 £41,000 -3.53% 210
Wales -3 307 £37,250 +6.43% 110
North East 0 272 £37,500 +7.14% 114
Northern Ireland -7 159 £40,000 +6.67% 31
Channel Islands 0 18 £35,000 -41.67% 3
Isle of Man +7 12 £47,500 +8.57%

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 8,681 (34.48%) Windows
2 7,424 (29.48%) SQL
3 7,394 (29.36%) SQL Server
4 7,144 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 6,626 (26.31%) .NET
6 6,524 (25.91%) C#
7 6,154 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
8 6,069 (24.10%) Active Directory
9 4,857 (19.29%) Finance
10 4,388 (17.43%) Office 365
11 4,163 (16.53%) Microsoft Office
12 3,937 (15.64%) Windows Server
13 3,926 (15.59%) JavaScript
14 3,907 (15.52%) VMware
15 3,491 (13.86%) ASP.NET
16 3,480 (13.82%) ITIL
17 3,319 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
18 3,121 (12.39%) MVC
19 3,048 (12.10%) Degree
20 2,806 (11.14%) HTML
21 2,651 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2,624 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
23 2,579 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
24 2,473 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
25 2,394 (9.51%) CSS
26 2,389 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
27 2,379 (9.45%) PowerShell
28 2,328 (9.25%) Linux
29 2,273 (9.03%) Firewall
30 2,191 (8.70%) Cisco

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 2,170 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 2,140 (8.50%) MS Exchange
3 960 (3.81%) IIS
4 688 (2.73%) Skype for Business
5 611 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 413 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 347 (1.38%) CMS
8 327 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 293 (1.16%) Apache
10 257 (1.02%) Confluence
11 224 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
12 197 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 194 (0.77%) Apache Spark
14 190 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
15 148 (0.59%) SAS
16 136 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
17 130 (0.52%) Tomcat
18 126 (0.50%) Umbraco
19 89 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
20 74 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4,163 (16.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1,945 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 842 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 563 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 506 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 84 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 74 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 42 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 30 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 25 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 23 (0.091%) InfoPath
12 21 (0.083%) SPSS
13 19 (0.075%) Acrobat
14 11 (0.044%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.040%) FrameMaker
15 10 (0.040%) InDesign
15 10 (0.040%) Maple
16 7 (0.028%) UXPin
17 6 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.024%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1,175 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 484 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 240 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 124 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 43 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 42 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 39 (0.15%) Magento
8 37 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
9 29 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 29 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 24 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
11 19 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
11 19 (0.075%) SDL Web 8
12 18 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
13 17 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 16 (0.064%) SAP ERP
14 16 (0.064%) thinkFolio
15 15 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 15 (0.060%) Elite 3E
15 15 (0.060%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7,144 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,388 (17.43%) Office 365
3 2,624 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1,107 (4.40%) SaaS
5 941 (3.74%) PaaS
6 758 (3.01%) IaaS
7 710 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
8 595 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 403 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 362 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
11 298 (1.18%) Serverless
12 251 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 237 (0.94%) GitHub
14 176 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 174 (0.69%) OneDrive
16 126 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
17 113 (0.45%) Amazon S3
18 110 (0.44%) Azure Functions
19 87 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
20 79 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,273 (9.03%) Firewall
2 1,819 (7.22%) DNS
3 1,420 (5.64%) DHCP
4 1,246 (4.95%) TCP/IP
5 1,219 (4.84%) LAN
5 1,219 (4.84%) WAN
6 888 (3.53%) VPN
7 887 (3.52%) SAN
8 677 (2.69%) Skype
9 665 (2.64%) Internet
10 634 (2.52%) VoIP
11 589 (2.34%) Network Security
12 542 (2.15%) VLAN
13 498 (1.98%) Wireless
14 364 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
15 260 (1.03%) MPLS
16 259 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
17 251 (1.00%) Unified Communications
18 234 (0.93%) Intranet
19 214 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,394 (29.36%) SQL Server
2 1,949 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,754 (6.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,433 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1,275 (5.06%) Power BI
6 1,022 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 958 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 632 (2.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 588 (2.34%) NoSQL
10 574 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 528 (2.10%) Big Data
12 518 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 462 (1.83%) MySQL
14 432 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 323 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
16 316 (1.25%) RDBMS
17 276 (1.10%) Hadoop
18 256 (1.02%) QlikView
19 245 (0.97%) MongoDB
20 241 (0.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,553 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 1,216 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,100 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 661 (2.63%) JIRA
5 501 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 492 (1.95%) Jenkins
7 420 (1.67%) Selenium
8 326 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 283 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 240 (0.95%) NUnit
11 235 (0.93%) Subversion
12 178 (0.71%) Maven
13 138 (0.55%) SpecFlow
14 136 (0.54%) Bitbucket
15 122 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 101 (0.40%) MSTest
17 90 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 89 (0.35%) Robot Framework
19 84 (0.33%) Hudson
20 75 (0.30%) Moq
General
1 4,857 (19.29%) Finance
2 1,077 (4.28%) Retail
3 902 (3.58%) Marketing
4 879 (3.49%) Banking
5 687 (2.73%) Legal
6 654 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 631 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 547 (2.17%) Advertising
9 362 (1.44%) Law
10 273 (1.08%) Back Office
11 245 (0.97%) Electronics
12 195 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 175 (0.69%) Games
14 132 (0.52%) Front Office
15 122 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 122 (0.48%) Publishing
16 120 (0.48%) Automotive
17 109 (0.43%) Billing
18 102 (0.41%) French Language
19 78 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6,269 (24.90%) Developer
2 3,794 (15.07%) Analyst
3 2,684 (10.66%) .NET Developer
4 2,044 (8.12%) C# Developer
5 1,733 (6.88%) Architect
6 1,592 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 1,456 (5.78%) Consultant
8 1,452 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,330 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1,237 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 1,150 (4.57%) Software Developer
12 1,092 (4.34%) Senior Developer
13 1,054 (4.19%) IT Support
14 795 (3.16%) Administrator
15 751 (2.98%) SQL Developer
16 734 (2.92%) IT Engineer
17 718 (2.85%) IT Analyst
18 716 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
19 691 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
20 632 (2.51%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,626 (26.31%) .NET
2 3,491 (13.86%) ASP.NET
3 2,806 (11.14%) HTML
4 2,394 (9.51%) CSS
5 1,883 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,872 (7.43%) AngularJS
7 1,665 (6.61%) Web Services
8 1,596 (6.34%) .NET Framework
9 1,519 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,288 (5.12%) jQuery
11 921 (3.66%) HTML5
12 893 (3.55%) XML
13 815 (3.24%) RESTful
14 786 (3.12%) Entity Framework
15 731 (2.90%) WCF
16 720 (2.86%) .NET Core
17 669 (2.66%) React
18 594 (2.36%) JSON
19 576 (2.29%) REST
20 541 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2,389 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1,253 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 1,162 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 1,062 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1,058 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 646 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 530 (2.10%) User Experience
8 472 (1.87%) Fintech
9 450 (1.79%) Public Cloud
10 423 (1.68%) Clustering
11 402 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 376 (1.49%) Driving Licence
13 321 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 320 (1.27%) Replication
15 265 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 228 (0.91%) PKI
17 209 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 163 (0.65%) Client/Server
18 163 (0.65%) Virtual Team
19 149 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8,681 (34.48%) Windows
2 3,937 (15.64%) Windows Server
3 2,328 (9.25%) Linux
4 2,012 (7.99%) Windows 10
5 1,792 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,775 (7.05%) Windows 7
7 1,591 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 557 (2.21%) Android
9 551 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 509 (2.02%) Apple iOS
10 509 (2.02%) Unix
11 406 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 241 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 220 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 215 (0.85%) CentOS
15 199 (0.79%) Windows XP
16 144 (0.57%) Mac OS
17 102 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 74 (0.29%) AIX
19 53 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,154 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3,480 (13.82%) ITIL
3 3,319 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
4 3,121 (12.39%) MVC
5 2,579 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
6 2,084 (8.28%) Scrum
7 2,031 (8.07%) Project Management
8 1,866 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 1,831 (7.27%) CRM
10 1,778 (7.06%) DevOps
11 1,666 (6.62%) TDD
12 1,621 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,417 (5.63%) Migration
14 1,396 (5.54%) Mentoring
15 1,380 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
16 1,372 (5.45%) SDLC
17 1,348 (5.35%) Analytics
18 1,226 (4.87%) Computer Science
19 1,218 (4.84%) Presales
20 1,100 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7,424 (29.48%) SQL
2 6,524 (25.91%) C#
3 3,926 (15.59%) JavaScript
4 2,379 (9.45%) PowerShell
5 1,919 (7.62%) T-SQL
6 1,332 (5.29%) Java
7 1,168 (4.64%) Python
8 538 (2.14%) C
9 493 (1.96%) C++
10 435 (1.73%) VB.NET
11 313 (1.24%) VB
12 311 (1.24%) VBA
13 304 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 290 (1.15%) PHP
15 270 (1.07%) Bash Shell
16 262 (1.04%) R
17 255 (1.01%) VBScript
18 235 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 212 (0.84%) Ruby
20 181 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3,048 (12.10%) Degree
2 2,473 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,266 (5.03%) MCSE
4 1,016 (4.03%) Security Cleared
5 908 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 755 (3.00%) MCSA
7 673 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 639 (2.54%) SC Cleared
9 565 (2.24%) CCNA
10 501 (1.99%) MCP
11 485 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 436 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 430 (1.71%) CISSP
14 318 (1.26%) CCNP
15 275 (1.09%) MCITP
16 247 (0.98%) DV Cleared
17 193 (0.77%) ISEB
18 188 (0.75%) PMI Certification
19 178 (0.71%) ISTQB
20 174 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,176 (4.67%) SLA
2 944 (3.75%) QA
3 683 (2.71%) GDPR
4 585 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 354 (1.41%) PMO
6 323 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 219 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 114 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 85 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 45 (0.18%) COBIT
10 45 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 35 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 27 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 26 (0.10%) HIPAA
14 25 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 22 (0.087%) GAMP
16 14 (0.056%) HL7
16 14 (0.056%) JSP 440
17 13 (0.052%) P3O
18 11 (0.044%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6,069 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 2,651 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,784 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 588 (2.34%) Docker
5 575 (2.28%) XenApp
6 544 (2.16%) vSphere
7 483 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 385 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 317 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 210 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 168 (0.67%) Firmware
12 151 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 116 (0.46%) BitLocker
13 116 (0.46%) XenServer
14 100 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
15 96 (0.38%) Terminal Services
16 85 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 73 (0.29%) Terminal Server
18 69 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
19 57 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,600 (6.35%) SCCM
2 461 (1.83%) Puppet
3 441 (1.75%) SCOM
4 430 (1.71%) Ansible
5 364 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 296 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 291 (1.16%) Terraform
7 291 (1.16%) WSUS
8 270 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
9 236 (0.94%) Backup Exec
10 191 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 187 (0.74%) vCenter Server
12 183 (0.73%) Nagios
13 128 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
14 120 (0.48%) SCOrch
15 116 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
15 116 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
16 111 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
17 93 (0.37%) AirWatch
18 84 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,907 (15.52%) VMware
2 2,191 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1,867 (7.41%) Citrix
4 1,468 (5.83%) Oracle
5 979 (3.89%) HP
6 731 (2.90%) Google
7 692 (2.75%) SAP
8 551 (2.19%) Dell
9 535 (2.12%) Tableau
10 505 (2.01%) IBM
11 471 (1.87%) NetApp
12 421 (1.67%) Veeam
13 414 (1.64%) Apple
14 349 (1.39%) Symantec
15 334 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
16 318 (1.26%) Red Hat
17 303 (1.20%) EMC
18 268 (1.06%) ServiceNow
19 245 (0.97%) McAfee
20 228 (0.91%) CheckPoint