Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29748 30382 35404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 16.06% 16.18%
As % of the Vendors category 37.06% 36.62% 35.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24858 26063 30502
UK median annual salary £43,357 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.02% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 80267 82960 99905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.56% 43.84% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62100 66927 81427
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,253 £41,000
% change year-on-year +0.58% +3.06% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 27750 £45,000 +5.88% 1870
UK excluding London +1 18249 £40,000 - 1317
London +2 10647 £50,500 +1.00% 634
South East -3 5685 £42,500 +3.03% 331
North of England 0 4334 £38,000 +1.33% 364
Midlands -1 2978 £37,500 - 259
North West -2 2155 £40,000 +3.90% 183
East of England +2 2084 £42,500 - 137
West Midlands -1 2056 £38,500 +6.94% 153
South West -1 1918 £37,500 +7.14% 130
Yorkshire +3 1881 £37,500 - 147
East Midlands -4 910 £37,500 -6.25% 103
Scotland +1 757 £42,500 +7.59% 73
Wales +1 428 £35,000 +2.19% 14
North East -1 297 £35,000 - 34
Northern Ireland +1 158 £37,500 +5.63% 9
Channel Islands +5 10 £33,000 -27.47% 3
Isle of Man -12 2 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10231 (34.39%) Windows
2 9604 (32.28%) SQL Server
3 9107 (30.61%) SQL
4 7886 (26.51%) .NET
5 7367 (24.76%) C#
6 6706 (22.54%) Active Directory
7 6631 (22.29%) Finance
8 6472 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
9 5226 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 4969 (16.70%) Microsoft Office
11 4847 (16.29%) Windows Server
12 4784 (16.08%) VMware
13 4234 (14.23%) ITIL
14 4181 (14.05%) ASP.NET
15 4155 (13.97%) JavaScript
16 3967 (13.34%) Office 365
17 3900 (13.11%) Degree
18 3686 (12.39%) MVC
19 3599 (12.10%) HTML
20 3244 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
21 3231 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
22 3107 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 3079 (10.35%) MS Exchange
24 2927 (9.84%) CSS
25 2743 (9.22%) Cisco
26 2694 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
27 2619 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 2585 (8.69%) SharePoint
29 2581 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
30 2555 (8.59%) T-SQL

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 3079 (10.35%) MS Exchange
2 2585 (8.69%) SharePoint
3 1438 (4.83%) IIS
4 1315 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1045 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 854 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 605 (2.03%) CMS
8 484 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 446 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 352 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 268 (0.90%) Umbraco
12 260 (0.87%) Apache
13 245 (0.82%) SAS
14 233 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 214 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
16 212 (0.71%) Tomcat
17 207 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
18 204 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
19 178 (0.60%) Confluence
20 148 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4969 (16.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2395 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 777 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 679 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 526 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 116 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 74 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 58 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 52 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 40 (0.13%) SPSS
11 32 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 27 (0.091%) InDesign
13 25 (0.084%) AutoCAD
14 21 (0.071%) Acrobat
15 17 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
16 12 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
17 10 (0.034%) Maya
17 10 (0.034%) Revit
18 9 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
18 9 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1627 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1114 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
3 598 (2.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 97 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 97 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 84 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 67 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 43 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 43 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 38 (0.13%) SAP EWM
9 34 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 33 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 32 (0.11%) SAP SD
12 26 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 25 (0.084%) SAP Business One
14 24 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
15 23 (0.077%) Eikon
15 23 (0.077%) Primavera
16 22 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 22 (0.074%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5226 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3967 (13.34%) Office 365
3 2158 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
4 858 (2.88%) IaaS
5 732 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
6 718 (2.41%) SaaS
7 687 (2.31%) PaaS
8 410 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 274 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 179 (0.60%) GitHub
11 166 (0.56%) Mimecast
12 156 (0.52%) OneDrive
13 137 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
14 109 (0.37%) Google Analytics
15 104 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
16 85 (0.29%) G Suite
17 76 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
18 68 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
19 66 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
20 62 (0.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2417 (8.12%) Firewall
2 1971 (6.63%) DNS
3 1577 (5.30%) WAN
4 1505 (5.06%) LAN
5 1468 (4.93%) SAN
6 1467 (4.93%) DHCP
7 1366 (4.59%) TCP/IP
8 1122 (3.77%) VPN
9 889 (2.99%) Skype
10 716 (2.41%) VoIP
11 656 (2.21%) Internet
12 548 (1.84%) Wireless
13 472 (1.59%) Network Security
14 459 (1.54%) VLAN
15 321 (1.08%) MPLS
16 316 (1.06%) NAS
17 310 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
18 280 (0.94%) Unified Communications
19 278 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
20 272 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9604 (32.28%) SQL Server
2 2619 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2529 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1518 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
5 1399 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1185 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 1065 (3.58%) Power BI
8 955 (3.21%) Relational Database
9 874 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 835 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 663 (2.23%) MySQL
12 623 (2.09%) NoSQL
13 567 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
14 500 (1.68%) Big Data
15 428 (1.44%) MongoDB
16 400 (1.34%) QlikView
17 385 (1.29%) Oracle Database
18 334 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
19 312 (1.05%) RDBMS
20 304 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1761 (5.92%) Visual Studio
2 1639 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 939 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 707 (2.38%) JIRA
5 480 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 455 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 426 (1.43%) Subversion
8 411 (1.38%) NUnit
9 395 (1.33%) Selenium
10 355 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 243 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 202 (0.68%) SpecFlow
13 162 (0.54%) Moq
14 139 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
15 124 (0.42%) Cucumber
15 124 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
16 118 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 102 (0.34%) MSI
18 101 (0.34%) MSTest
19 98 (0.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 6631 (22.29%) Finance
2 1454 (4.89%) Advertising
3 1426 (4.79%) Banking
4 1381 (4.64%) Retail
5 1026 (3.45%) Marketing
6 886 (2.98%) Legal
7 856 (2.88%) Manufacturing
8 723 (2.43%) Telecoms
9 628 (2.11%) Investment Banking
10 537 (1.81%) Law
11 458 (1.54%) Retail Banking
12 342 (1.15%) Back Office
13 281 (0.94%) Games
14 278 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 246 (0.83%) Electronics
16 212 (0.71%) Publishing
17 211 (0.71%) Front Office
18 150 (0.50%) Billing
19 142 (0.48%) Automotive
20 132 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7643 (25.69%) Developer
2 4979 (16.74%) Analyst
3 3234 (10.87%) .NET Developer
4 2281 (7.67%) C# Developer
5 2065 (6.94%) Consultant
6 1900 (6.39%) Support Engineer
7 1882 (6.33%) Support Analyst
8 1694 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 1550 (5.21%) Architect
10 1452 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1413 (4.75%) IT Support
12 1280 (4.30%) Senior Developer
13 1178 (3.96%) SQL Developer
14 1052 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 1049 (3.53%) Software Developer
16 966 (3.25%) Administrator
17 875 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 855 (2.87%) ASP.NET Developer
19 804 (2.70%) Applications Support
20 789 (2.65%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7886 (26.51%) .NET
2 4181 (14.05%) ASP.NET
3 3599 (12.10%) HTML
4 2927 (9.84%) CSS
5 2154 (7.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2031 (6.83%) Web Services
7 1962 (6.60%) AngularJS
8 1914 (6.43%) .NET Framework
9 1742 (5.86%) jQuery
10 1473 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1249 (4.20%) WCF
12 1195 (4.02%) HTML5
13 1075 (3.61%) XML
14 881 (2.96%) WPF
15 868 (2.92%) Entity Framework
16 804 (2.70%) RESTful
17 709 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 644 (2.16%) REST
19 609 (2.05%) Node.js
20 604 (2.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2694 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1530 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 1168 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 1035 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 865 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
6 737 (2.48%) User Experience
7 601 (2.02%) Clustering
8 513 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 503 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 443 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 399 (1.34%) Fintech
12 387 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 370 (1.24%) Replication
14 367 (1.23%) Public Cloud
15 318 (1.07%) Mobile App
16 250 (0.84%) iPad
17 237 (0.80%) Hedge funds
18 216 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
19 212 (0.71%) Virtual Team
20 204 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10231 (34.39%) Windows
2 4847 (16.29%) Windows Server
3 2581 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2401 (8.07%) Windows 7
5 2343 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2013 (6.77%) Linux
7 1844 (6.20%) Windows 10
8 796 (2.68%) Windows 8
9 757 (2.54%) Unix
10 637 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 613 (2.06%) Android
12 536 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 403 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 344 (1.16%) Windows XP
15 290 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 192 (0.65%) CentOS
17 142 (0.48%) Mac OS
18 105 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 98 (0.33%) Solaris
20 79 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6472 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 4234 (14.23%) ITIL
3 3686 (12.39%) MVC
4 3231 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
5 2312 (7.77%) Project Management
6 2271 (7.63%) CRM
7 2074 (6.97%) Scrum
8 1693 (5.69%) TDD
9 1545 (5.19%) SDLC
10 1479 (4.97%) Mentoring
11 1442 (4.85%) ETL
12 1354 (4.55%) Migration
13 1347 (4.53%) DevOps
14 1330 (4.47%) Software Engineering
15 1317 (4.43%) Test Automation
16 1316 (4.42%) Analytics
17 1314 (4.42%) OO
18 1266 (4.26%) Web Development
19 1237 (4.16%) ERP
20 1187 (3.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9107 (30.61%) SQL
2 7367 (24.76%) C#
3 4155 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 2555 (8.59%) T-SQL
5 2300 (7.73%) PowerShell
6 1496 (5.03%) Java
7 919 (3.09%) Python
8 733 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 584 (1.96%) C
10 542 (1.82%) C++
11 521 (1.75%) VB
12 451 (1.52%) Ruby
13 412 (1.38%) PHP
14 378 (1.27%) VBA
15 338 (1.14%) Perl
16 280 (0.94%) R
17 266 (0.89%) Bash Shell
18 263 (0.88%) TypeScript
19 262 (0.88%) PL/SQL
20 240 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3900 (13.11%) Degree
2 3244 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1537 (5.17%) MCSE
4 1220 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
5 952 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 852 (2.86%) MCSA
7 804 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 797 (2.68%) CCNA
9 728 (2.45%) MCP
10 615 (2.07%) SC Cleared
11 431 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 397 (1.33%) MCITP
13 393 (1.32%) CCNP
14 360 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 359 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 281 (0.94%) A+ Certification
17 271 (0.91%) CCA
18 257 (0.86%) CISSP
19 235 (0.79%) DV Cleared
20 218 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1308 (4.40%) SLA
2 1050 (3.53%) QA
3 350 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 340 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 309 (1.04%) PMO
6 217 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 182 (0.61%) GDPR
8 147 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 92 (0.31%) Basel III
10 47 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 46 (0.15%) COBIT
12 41 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 38 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 38 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 34 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 31 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
16 26 (0.087%) MiFID
17 17 (0.057%) ISO 22301
18 16 (0.054%) HIPAA
19 15 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6706 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 3107 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2055 (6.91%) Hyper-V
4 873 (2.93%) XenApp
5 691 (2.32%) vSphere
6 623 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 576 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 410 (1.38%) Docker
9 285 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 280 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 199 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 182 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
13 141 (0.47%) XenServer
14 140 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 97 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 97 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 64 (0.22%) BitLocker
17 63 (0.21%) NFS
18 62 (0.21%) Xen
19 59 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1692 (5.69%) SCCM
2 569 (1.91%) SCOM
3 556 (1.87%) Puppet
4 372 (1.25%) Ansible
4 372 (1.25%) WSUS
5 370 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 287 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 227 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 204 (0.69%) vCenter Server
9 183 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 181 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
11 155 (0.52%) AirWatch
12 141 (0.47%) Terraform
13 119 (0.40%) Kubernetes
14 115 (0.39%) Nagios
15 114 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
16 109 (0.37%) SCOrch
17 99 (0.33%) Kibana
18 95 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
19 94 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4784 (16.08%) VMware
2 2743 (9.22%) Cisco
3 2501 (8.41%) Citrix
4 2140 (7.19%) Oracle
5 1167 (3.92%) HP
6 960 (3.23%) SAP
7 656 (2.21%) Google
8 609 (2.05%) IBM
9 591 (1.99%) Apple
10 571 (1.92%) Tableau
11 565 (1.90%) Dell
12 543 (1.83%) NetApp
13 443 (1.49%) Veeam
14 414 (1.39%) Symantec
15 374 (1.26%) Red Hat
16 350 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
17 331 (1.11%) Sitecore
18 318 (1.07%) McAfee
19 311 (1.05%) EMC
20 296 (1.00%) Juniper