Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18,298 7,835 23,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.11% 15.95% 16.56%
As % of the Vendors category 38.65% 40.13% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13,596 6,451 19,159
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,000 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 47,337 19,522 59,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 39.74% 42.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31,373 15,445 45,696
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 15,869 £50,000 - 4,058
UK excluding London +3 11,346 £45,000 - 3,231
London -6 5,415 £60,000 - 1,071
Work from Home +1 4,199 £55,000 +4.76% 666
South East +2 2,906 £47,500 -2.56% 692
North of England +3 2,811 £45,000 - 912
Midlands -1 2,240 £42,500 -5.56% 653
West Midlands -3 1,523 £45,000 - 404
North West +2 1,448 £45,000 -5.26% 502
South West +1 1,385 £42,500 - 381
Yorkshire +1 1,092 £44,870 +5.58% 287
East of England -2 796 £43,500 +2.35% 334
Scotland +7 765 £47,500 -5.00% 155
East Midlands 0 708 £40,000 -5.88% 247
Wales +3 376 £40,000 +3.90% 77
North East +2 272 £40,000 - 123
Northern Ireland -7 123 £40,000 -11.11% 28
Isle of Man -4 4 £38,750 +17.42% 1
Channel Islands -5 2 £35,000 -36.36% 2

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 8,423 (46.03%) Azure
2 5,468 (29.88%) Social Skills
3 5,109 (27.92%) Windows
4 4,660 (25.47%) Microsoft 365
5 4,605 (25.17%) SQL
6 4,314 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
7 4,019 (21.96%) Active Directory
8 3,718 (20.32%) SQL Server
9 3,414 (18.66%) .NET
10 3,228 (17.64%) C#
11 3,087 (16.87%) Finance
12 3,018 (16.49%) DevOps
13 2,962 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
14 2,770 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
15 2,459 (13.44%) Windows Server
16 2,448 (13.38%) AWS
17 2,387 (13.05%) VMware
18 2,242 (12.25%) Power Platform
19 2,086 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
20 2,020 (11.04%) ITIL
21 1,998 (10.92%) PowerShell
22 1,960 (10.71%) JavaScript
23 1,840 (10.06%) Degree
24 1,794 (9.80%) SharePoint
25 1,786 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
26 1,736 (9.49%) Microsoft Excel
27 1,664 (9.09%) Project Management
28 1,654 (9.04%) Power BI
29 1,625 (8.88%) Firewall
30 1,617 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1,794 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 919 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 503 (2.75%) IIS
4 358 (1.96%) CMS
5 266 (1.45%) Confluence
6 176 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 145 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 141 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 122 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 121 (0.66%) Apache
11 113 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 107 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 98 (0.54%) nginx
14 95 (0.52%) SAS
15 87 (0.48%) EPiServer
16 77 (0.42%) Kentico
17 65 (0.36%) WordPress
18 60 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
19 59 (0.32%) Tomcat
20 47 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2,962 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1,736 (9.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 699 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 343 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
5 312 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 112 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 44 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 41 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 38 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 33 (0.18%) InDesign
11 25 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 25 (0.14%) Chatbot
12 18 (0.098%) InVision
13 15 (0.082%) Sketch
14 13 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
15 12 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
15 12 (0.066%) Revit
15 12 (0.066%) SPSS
16 11 (0.060%) FrameMaker
17 10 (0.055%) Figma
Business Applications
1 524 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 247 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 146 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 132 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 82 (0.45%) Sentinel
6 70 (0.38%) Maximo
7 51 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 49 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 41 (0.22%) SAP Business One
10 40 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
11 34 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 26 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
13 23 (0.13%) Magento
13 23 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 23 (0.13%) Sage 200
14 22 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
15 21 (0.11%) SAP HR
16 19 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 19 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 17 (0.093%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 8,423 (46.03%) Azure
2 4,660 (25.47%) Microsoft 365
3 2,448 (13.38%) AWS
4 2,242 (12.25%) Power Platform
5 1,143 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1,095 (5.98%) Dynamics 365
7 994 (5.43%) SaaS
8 947 (5.18%) PaaS
9 863 (4.72%) IaaS
10 589 (3.22%) PowerApps
11 568 (3.10%) GCP
12 498 (2.72%) Serverless
13 466 (2.55%) Azure Data Factory
14 460 (2.51%) OneDrive
15 456 (2.49%) Power Automate
16 266 (1.45%) GitHub
17 261 (1.43%) Azure Logic Apps
18 257 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
19 256 (1.40%) Azure Service Bus
20 212 (1.16%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,625 (8.88%) Firewall
2 1,153 (6.30%) DNS
3 928 (5.07%) DHCP
4 876 (4.79%) VPN
5 875 (4.78%) WAN
6 809 (4.42%) LAN
7 674 (3.68%) TCP/IP
8 469 (2.56%) SAN
9 347 (1.90%) VLAN
10 336 (1.84%) Network Security
11 326 (1.78%) Internet
12 313 (1.71%) Wireless
13 311 (1.70%) VoIP
14 296 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
15 226 (1.24%) HTTP
16 210 (1.15%) Skype
17 198 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
18 197 (1.08%) Unified Communications
19 164 (0.90%) Intranet
20 131 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,718 (20.32%) SQL Server
2 1,654 (9.04%) Power BI
3 997 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 993 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
5 927 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 568 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 503 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 474 (2.59%) Relational Database
9 408 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 360 (1.97%) Tableau
11 359 (1.96%) Data Lake
12 305 (1.67%) MySQL
13 254 (1.39%) MongoDB
14 212 (1.16%) Big Data
15 209 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
16 194 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
17 185 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
18 169 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 154 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
20 152 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 976 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 671 (3.67%) Visual Studio
3 627 (3.43%) JIRA
4 383 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 304 (1.66%) TeamCity
6 249 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 240 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 221 (1.21%) Selenium
9 129 (0.70%) Bitbucket
10 123 (0.67%) GitLab
10 123 (0.67%) Maven
11 119 (0.65%) SpecFlow
12 117 (0.64%) NUnit
12 117 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
13 98 (0.54%) JUnit
14 85 (0.46%) Subversion
15 81 (0.44%) webpack
16 76 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 73 (0.40%) MSTest
18 72 (0.39%) gulp
General
1 5,468 (29.88%) Social Skills
2 3,087 (16.87%) Finance
3 1,786 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1,140 (6.23%) Retail
5 845 (4.62%) Marketing
6 788 (4.31%) Organisational Skills
7 652 (3.56%) Law
8 645 (3.52%) Public Sector
9 543 (2.97%) Legal
10 531 (2.90%) Manufacturing
11 472 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
12 429 (2.34%) Telecoms
13 358 (1.96%) Banking
14 289 (1.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 267 (1.46%) Advertising
16 254 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
17 228 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
18 209 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
19 200 (1.09%) Games
20 171 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,420 (18.69%) Developer
2 2,321 (12.68%) Analyst
3 1,472 (8.04%) Architect
4 1,195 (6.53%) Consultant
5 1,013 (5.54%) .NET Developer
6 1,003 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 948 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 802 (4.38%) IT Support
9 750 (4.10%) Senior Developer
10 671 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
11 662 (3.62%) Software Developer
12 618 (3.38%) Support Analyst
13 596 (3.26%) IT Engineer
14 593 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
15 588 (3.21%) C# Developer
16 522 (2.85%) Project Manager
17 501 (2.74%) Administrator
18 476 (2.60%) Software Engineer
19 448 (2.45%) Service Analyst
20 436 (2.38%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,414 (18.66%) .NET
2 1,188 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 1,175 (6.42%) HTML
4 1,097 (6.00%) .NET Core
5 1,059 (5.79%) CSS
6 1,004 (5.49%) React
7 931 (5.09%) AngularJS
8 918 (5.02%) Web Services
9 870 (4.75%) .NET Framework
10 825 (4.51%) REST
11 520 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 478 (2.61%) jQuery
13 464 (2.54%) RESTful
14 457 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 403 (2.20%) HTML5
16 398 (2.18%) XML
17 386 (2.11%) Node.js
18 345 (1.89%) Vue.js
19 332 (1.81%) COM
20 321 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,033 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 896 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
3 865 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 707 (3.86%) Public Cloud
5 546 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
6 435 (2.38%) User Experience
7 420 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 284 (1.55%) Cloud Native
9 252 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 247 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 240 (1.31%) Virtual Team
12 238 (1.30%) Clustering
13 221 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 188 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
15 175 (0.96%) PKI
16 155 (0.85%) Replication
17 137 (0.75%) Algorithms
18 135 (0.74%) EPoS
19 132 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
20 124 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5,109 (27.92%) Windows
2 2,459 (13.44%) Windows Server
3 1,492 (8.15%) Windows 10
4 1,480 (8.09%) Linux
5 712 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 595 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 480 (2.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 407 (2.22%) Android
9 372 (2.03%) Windows 7
10 337 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 318 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 257 (1.40%) Unix
13 198 (1.08%) Mac OS
14 162 (0.89%) Windows 8
15 139 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 109 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 108 (0.59%) CentOS
18 93 (0.51%) Ubuntu
19 82 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
20 46 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,314 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 3,018 (16.49%) DevOps
3 2,770 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
4 2,086 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
5 2,020 (11.04%) ITIL
6 1,664 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1,388 (7.59%) Migration
8 1,368 (7.48%) Analytics
9 1,209 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1,142 (6.24%) Scrum
11 1,127 (6.16%) Software Engineering
12 1,108 (6.06%) Mentoring
13 1,083 (5.92%) MVC
14 1,048 (5.73%) Service Delivery
15 1,024 (5.60%) CRM
16 985 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
17 984 (5.38%) Microservices
18 971 (5.31%) Project Delivery
19 914 (5.00%) Presales
20 887 (4.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4,605 (25.17%) SQL
2 3,228 (17.64%) C#
3 1,998 (10.92%) PowerShell
4 1,960 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 1,106 (6.04%) Python
6 948 (5.18%) T-SQL
7 665 (3.63%) Java
8 455 (2.49%) TypeScript
9 352 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 240 (1.31%) C
11 221 (1.21%) VB
12 202 (1.10%) PHP
13 190 (1.04%) R
14 188 (1.03%) VB.NET
15 182 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 177 (0.97%) C++
17 160 (0.87%) VBA
18 138 (0.75%) Go
19 133 (0.73%) PL/SQL
20 96 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,840 (10.06%) Degree
2 1,226 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 882 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 581 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 398 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 395 (2.16%) MCSE
7 362 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 280 (1.53%) CCNA
9 251 (1.37%) MCSA
10 222 (1.21%) MCP
11 175 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 156 (0.85%) CISSP
13 145 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 123 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 121 (0.66%) CCNP
16 101 (0.55%) ISTQB
17 97 (0.53%) ISEB
18 89 (0.49%) AWS Certification
19 88 (0.48%) PMI Certification
20 87 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 946 (5.17%) SLA
2 719 (3.93%) QA
3 560 (3.06%) GDPR
4 394 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 264 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 187 (1.02%) PMO
7 145 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
8 135 (0.74%) Accessibility
9 126 (0.69%) NIST
10 105 (0.57%) PCI DSS
11 50 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 45 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 43 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 42 (0.23%) COBIT
15 41 (0.22%) GRC
16 37 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
17 30 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 28 (0.15%) GAAP
19 26 (0.14%) WCAG
20 23 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 4,019 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 1,617 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,177 (6.43%) Hyper-V
4 815 (4.45%) Docker
5 390 (2.13%) vSphere
6 316 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
7 250 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
8 199 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
9 190 (1.04%) XenApp
10 157 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 108 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 87 (0.48%) BitLocker
13 58 (0.32%) VMware NSX
14 48 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
15 41 (0.22%) Terminal Services
16 38 (0.21%) KVM
16 38 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 38 (0.21%) Terminal Server
17 32 (0.17%) Firmware
18 30 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,011 (5.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 895 (4.89%) SCCM
3 843 (4.61%) Kubernetes
4 634 (3.46%) Terraform
5 393 (2.15%) Ansible
6 220 (1.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 218 (1.19%) Puppet
8 213 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
9 207 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 152 (0.83%) SCOM
11 133 (0.73%) WSUS
12 113 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
13 106 (0.58%) Prometheus
14 83 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
15 82 (0.45%) Istio
16 72 (0.39%) vCenter Server
17 68 (0.37%) FortiGate
18 63 (0.34%) Grafana
19 57 (0.31%) AirWatch
20 50 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2,387 (13.05%) VMware
2 1,246 (6.81%) Cisco
3 1,148 (6.27%) Oracle
4 942 (5.15%) Citrix
5 825 (4.51%) Google
6 562 (3.07%) Apple
7 545 (2.98%) SAP
8 371 (2.03%) Veeam
9 353 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 337 (1.84%) Adobe
11 325 (1.78%) Databricks
12 291 (1.59%) HP
13 284 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
14 275 (1.50%) Dell
15 272 (1.49%) IBM
16 235 (1.28%) Meraki
17 227 (1.24%) NetApp
18 192 (1.05%) Red Hat
19 173 (0.95%) Sophos
20 162 (0.89%) Splunk