Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29,084 28,869 31,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.21% 16.29% 16.19%
As % of the Vendors category 39.14% 36.55% 36.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23,733 24,359 27,433
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 74,313 78,984 87,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.97% 44.58% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 57,554 61,622 71,489
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 +1 27,214 £45,000 +5.88% 3,423
UK excluding London +1 18,180 £42,500 +6.25% 2,585
London +1 10,026 £52,500 - 1,025
South East -1 5,487 £45,000 +11.11% 591
North of England +4 4,371 £42,500 +13.33% 690
Midlands +3 3,140 £40,000 - 473
East of England +3 2,188 £43,500 +8.75% 306
North West +2 2,100 £42,500 +13.33% 358
West Midlands +1 1,891 £40,000 - 274
South West +3 1,861 £39,000 +6.85% 321
Yorkshire -1 1,825 £41,250 +10.00% 263
East Midlands +6 1,242 £40,000 - 199
Scotland +3 768 £40,000 - 115
North East +7 446 £38,957 +8.21% 69
Wales -1 336 £35,612 -2.43% 70
Northern Ireland +3 91 £28,750 -17.86% 17
Channel Islands 0 22 £70,000 +115.38% 1
Isle of Man +3 16 £40,000 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 9,375 (32.23%) Windows
2 9,032 (31.05%) SQL
2 9,032 (31.05%) SQL Server
3 7,700 (26.48%) .NET
4 7,494 (25.77%) C#
5 6,823 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 6,477 (22.27%) Active Directory
7 6,474 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
8 6,188 (21.28%) Finance
9 4,544 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
10 4,447 (15.29%) Office 365
11 4,334 (14.90%) Windows Server
12 4,201 (14.44%) JavaScript
13 4,040 (13.89%) VMware
14 3,816 (13.12%) ASP.NET
15 3,815 (13.12%) ITIL
16 3,441 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
17 3,408 (11.72%) MVC
18 3,295 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
19 3,285 (11.29%) Degree
20 3,059 (10.52%) HTML
21 2,964 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
22 2,762 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 2,711 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 2,652 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
25 2,576 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
26 2,537 (8.72%) PowerShell
27 2,488 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
28 2,474 (8.51%) CSS
29 2,449 (8.42%) 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 2,442 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 2,322 (7.98%) SharePoint
3 973 (3.35%) IIS
4 827 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 711 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 630 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 430 (1.48%) CMS
8 410 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 315 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
10 249 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
11 244 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 242 (0.83%) Confluence
13 230 (0.79%) Apache
14 220 (0.76%) Umbraco
15 165 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 164 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 160 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 151 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
19 147 (0.51%) Apache Spark
20 136 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4,544 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2,389 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 986 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 588 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 514 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 131 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 82 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 54 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 51 (0.18%) SPSS
10 25 (0.086%) Acrobat
10 25 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 25 (0.086%) AutoCAD
11 23 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 18 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
13 17 (0.058%) Camtasia
14 11 (0.038%) Maya
15 10 (0.034%) Simulink
16 9 (0.031%) InDesign
17 8 (0.028%) Chatbot
18 7 (0.024%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1,591 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,117 (3.84%) Dynamics AX
3 706 (2.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 119 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 53 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 50 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 47 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 44 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 42 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
10 41 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 36 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
12 35 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
12 35 (0.12%) Relativity
13 32 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
14 29 (0.100%) BPCS
14 29 (0.100%) Concordance
15 28 (0.096%) FastStats
16 26 (0.089%) assyst
17 23 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
17 23 (0.079%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 6,823 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,447 (15.29%) Office 365
3 2,576 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1,311 (4.51%) Dynamics 365
5 837 (2.88%) SaaS
6 823 (2.83%) IaaS
7 818 (2.81%) PaaS
8 407 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 400 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
10 298 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
11 296 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
12 221 (0.76%) Serverless
13 173 (0.59%) GitHub
14 154 (0.53%) Mimecast
15 144 (0.50%) OneDrive
16 90 (0.31%) G Suite
17 87 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
18 81 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
19 79 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
20 76 (0.26%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2,143 (7.37%) Firewall
2 2,022 (6.95%) DNS
3 1,557 (5.35%) DHCP
4 1,362 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 1,354 (4.66%) LAN
6 1,319 (4.54%) WAN
7 1,092 (3.75%) SAN
8 975 (3.35%) VPN
9 685 (2.36%) Internet
10 657 (2.26%) Skype
11 559 (1.92%) Network Security
12 465 (1.60%) VoIP
13 454 (1.56%) Wireless
14 391 (1.34%) VLAN
15 344 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
16 319 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
17 261 (0.90%) Intranet
18 252 (0.87%) NAS
19 250 (0.86%) HTTP
20 239 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9,032 (31.05%) SQL Server
2 2,762 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,711 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,760 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1,593 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,467 (5.04%) Power BI
7 931 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 817 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 763 (2.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 760 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 716 (2.46%) Big Data
12 662 (2.28%) NoSQL
13 624 (2.15%) MySQL
14 444 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
15 439 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
16 366 (1.26%) Data Lake
17 336 (1.16%) Hadoop
18 310 (1.07%) Oracle Database
19 305 (1.05%) RDBMS
20 296 (1.02%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1,747 (6.01%) Visual Studio
2 1,287 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,252 (4.30%) Git (software)
4 853 (2.93%) JIRA
5 503 (1.73%) Jenkins
6 428 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 426 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 400 (1.38%) Selenium
9 363 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 292 (1.00%) NUnit
11 277 (0.95%) Subversion
12 194 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 183 (0.63%) Bitbucket
14 170 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 136 (0.47%) SpecFlow
16 129 (0.44%) MSTest
17 108 (0.37%) MSBuild
18 98 (0.34%) Moq
19 93 (0.32%) gulp
20 88 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6,188 (21.28%) Finance
2 1,940 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1,571 (5.40%) Retail
4 1,061 (3.65%) Marketing
5 868 (2.98%) Banking
6 784 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 718 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 690 (2.37%) Legal
9 495 (1.70%) Law
10 338 (1.16%) Games
11 290 (1.00%) Back Office
12 251 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 235 (0.81%) Electronics
14 174 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 169 (0.58%) Front Office
15 169 (0.58%) Publishing
16 151 (0.52%) Automotive
17 145 (0.50%) German Language
18 135 (0.46%) Billing
19 133 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7,493 (25.76%) Developer
2 4,466 (15.36%) Analyst
3 2,935 (10.09%) .NET Developer
4 2,378 (8.18%) Consultant
5 2,257 (7.76%) C# Developer
6 1,955 (6.72%) Architect
7 1,840 (6.33%) Support Engineer
8 1,528 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,496 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 1,311 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,250 (4.30%) Senior Developer
12 1,249 (4.29%) IT Support
13 1,131 (3.89%) Software Developer
14 1,076 (3.70%) SQL Developer
15 901 (3.10%) Administrator
16 889 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 825 (2.84%) IT Engineer
18 819 (2.82%) Project Manager
19 809 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
20 758 (2.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,700 (26.48%) .NET
2 3,816 (13.12%) ASP.NET
3 3,059 (10.52%) HTML
4 2,474 (8.51%) CSS
5 2,195 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,030 (6.98%) AngularJS
7 1,941 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 1,918 (6.59%) Web Services
9 1,620 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,407 (4.84%) jQuery
11 1,149 (3.95%) WCF
12 1,022 (3.51%) XML
13 890 (3.06%) HTML5
14 885 (3.04%) Entity Framework
15 770 (2.65%) RESTful
16 725 (2.49%) WPF
17 695 (2.39%) REST
18 602 (2.07%) React
19 571 (1.96%) SOAP
20 558 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,652 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1,314 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
3 1,307 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 1,188 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1,093 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 1,078 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
7 706 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 674 (2.32%) User Experience
9 572 (1.97%) Driving Licence
10 443 (1.52%) Fintech
11 370 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 363 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 361 (1.24%) Replication
14 351 (1.21%) Clustering
15 257 (0.88%) Blackberry
16 231 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
17 221 (0.76%) NHS
18 214 (0.74%) Virtual Team
19 212 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
20 204 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9,375 (32.23%) Windows
2 4,334 (14.90%) Windows Server
3 2,136 (7.34%) Linux
4 2,055 (7.07%) Windows 10
5 2,052 (7.06%) Windows 7
6 2,025 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,907 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 670 (2.30%) Unix
9 626 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 552 (1.90%) Android
11 431 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 375 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 362 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 267 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 226 (0.78%) Windows XP
16 180 (0.62%) Mac OS
17 131 (0.45%) CentOS
18 114 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 99 (0.34%) Solaris
20 51 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,474 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 3,815 (13.12%) ITIL
3 3,441 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
4 3,408 (11.72%) MVC
5 3,295 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2,328 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2,259 (7.77%) CRM
8 2,161 (7.43%) Scrum
9 1,832 (6.30%) Software Engineering
10 1,751 (6.02%) TDD
11 1,699 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,653 (5.68%) DevOps
13 1,387 (4.77%) Migration
14 1,379 (4.74%) Analytics
15 1,358 (4.67%) ERP
16 1,350 (4.64%) SDLC
17 1,336 (4.59%) ETL
18 1,317 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
19 1,288 (4.43%) Presales
20 1,271 (4.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9,032 (31.05%) SQL
2 7,494 (25.77%) C#
3 4,201 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 2,537 (8.72%) PowerShell
5 2,449 (8.42%) T-SQL
6 1,410 (4.85%) Java
7 1,103 (3.79%) Python
8 696 (2.39%) C
9 565 (1.94%) C++
10 520 (1.79%) VB.NET
11 407 (1.40%) VBA
12 330 (1.13%) VB
13 329 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 315 (1.08%) PHP
15 313 (1.08%) Ruby
16 304 (1.05%) Bash Shell
17 296 (1.02%) PL/SQL
18 264 (0.91%) VBScript
19 258 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 239 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,285 (11.29%) Degree
2 2,964 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,409 (4.84%) MCSE
4 963 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 832 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 766 (2.63%) MCSA
7 750 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 663 (2.28%) MCP
9 576 (1.98%) CCNA
10 508 (1.75%) SC Cleared
11 387 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 382 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 358 (1.23%) CCNP
14 352 (1.21%) MCITP
15 333 (1.14%) CISSP
16 221 (0.76%) PMI Certification
17 205 (0.70%) DBS Check
18 201 (0.69%) DV Cleared
19 189 (0.65%) MCTS
20 175 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,251 (4.30%) SLA
2 907 (3.12%) QA
3 425 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 394 (1.35%) PMO
5 350 (1.20%) GDPR
6 316 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 166 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 70 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 63 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 49 (0.17%) GCP
11 42 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 33 (0.11%) COBIT
13 25 (0.086%) MiFID
14 23 (0.079%) GAMP
15 18 (0.062%) ISO 14001
16 16 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 13 (0.045%) PMBOK
17 13 (0.045%) WAI
18 12 (0.041%) P3O
System Software
1 6,477 (22.27%) Active Directory
2 2,488 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,940 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 683 (2.35%) XenApp
5 608 (2.09%) vSphere
6 579 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
7 513 (1.76%) Docker
8 456 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 304 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 287 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 197 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
12 170 (0.58%) Terminal Services
13 152 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 141 (0.48%) XenServer
15 98 (0.34%) BitLocker
16 94 (0.32%) Firmware
17 85 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 80 (0.28%) VMware NSX
19 71 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
20 62 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,692 (5.82%) SCCM
2 540 (1.86%) Puppet
3 456 (1.57%) SCOM
4 382 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 365 (1.25%) Ansible
6 290 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 272 (0.94%) WSUS
8 256 (0.88%) Terraform
9 248 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 216 (0.74%) Kubernetes
11 173 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 168 (0.58%) Backup Exec
13 150 (0.52%) SCVMM
14 139 (0.48%) SCOrch
15 115 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
16 108 (0.37%) AirWatch
17 107 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
18 102 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 98 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
20 88 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4,040 (13.89%) VMware
2 2,099 (7.22%) Citrix
3 2,063 (7.09%) Cisco
4 1,917 (6.59%) Oracle
5 895 (3.08%) HP
6 803 (2.76%) SAP
7 796 (2.74%) Google
8 656 (2.26%) Apple
9 586 (2.01%) Tableau
10 531 (1.83%) IBM
11 435 (1.50%) Dell
12 400 (1.38%) Red Hat
13 396 (1.36%) Veeam
14 374 (1.29%) Capita
15 363 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
16 361 (1.24%) ServiceNow
17 356 (1.22%) EMC
17 356 (1.22%) NetApp
18 326 (1.12%) Symantec
19 314 (1.08%) SolarWinds