Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29,742 28,090 33,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.26% 16.30% 16.62%
As % of the Vendors category 39.07% 36.78% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 24,626 24,089 28,614
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 76,117 76,383 91,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.17% 44.32% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 59,695 61,002 74,258
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 June 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 20 June 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 0 27,804 £45,000 +5.88% 3,274
UK excluding London +1 18,491 £42,000 +5.00% 2,534
London 0 10,292 £52,500 - 979
South East -2 5,406 £42,500 +6.25% 630
North of England +3 4,530 £42,500 +13.33% 628
Midlands +5 3,262 £40,000 - 486
East of England +2 2,175 £42,500 +6.25% 277
North West +2 2,162 £42,500 +13.33% 327
West Midlands +4 2,060 £41,000 +2.50% 280
South West +3 1,940 £40,000 +9.59% 266
Yorkshire +1 1,837 £40,000 +6.67% 251
East Midlands +5 1,197 £40,000 - 206
Scotland +3 816 £42,500 +6.25% 153
North East +5 531 £38,957 +11.30% 50
Wales +2 344 £35,000 -4.76% 72
Northern Ireland 0 89 £32,500 -2.99% 18
Isle of Man +2 19 £40,500 +15.71% 2
Channel Islands -1 18 £70,000 +115.38% 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 9,626 (32.37%) Windows
2 9,317 (31.33%) SQL
3 9,200 (30.93%) SQL Server
4 7,967 (26.79%) .NET
5 7,680 (25.82%) C#
6 6,657 (22.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 6,531 (21.96%) Active Directory
8 6,507 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
9 5,908 (19.86%) Finance
10 4,602 (15.47%) Microsoft Office
11 4,488 (15.09%) Windows Server
12 4,367 (14.68%) Office 365
13 4,307 (14.48%) JavaScript
14 4,289 (14.42%) VMware
15 4,068 (13.68%) ASP.NET
16 3,956 (13.30%) ITIL
17 3,554 (11.95%) MVC
18 3,427 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
19 3,332 (11.20%) Degree
20 3,326 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
21 3,117 (10.48%) HTML
22 3,047 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,758 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 2,674 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 2,671 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
26 2,657 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
27 2,629 (8.84%) CSS
28 2,564 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
29 2,484 (8.35%) PowerShell
30 2,478 (8.33%) MS Exchange

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 2,478 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2,389 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 985 (3.31%) IIS
4 866 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 746 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 745 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 454 (1.53%) CMS
8 445 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 348 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 262 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 261 (0.88%) Umbraco
12 257 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 220 (0.74%) Apache
14 213 (0.72%) Confluence
15 179 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
16 175 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
17 167 (0.56%) Tomcat
18 162 (0.54%) WebSphere
19 157 (0.53%) Apache Spark
20 142 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4,602 (15.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2,366 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 944 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 513 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 511 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
6 138 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 76 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 65 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 47 (0.16%) SPSS
10 29 (0.098%) Acrobat
10 29 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 23 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
12 19 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
13 15 (0.050%) AutoCAD
13 15 (0.050%) Camtasia
14 11 (0.037%) InDesign
15 10 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.030%) Chatbot
16 9 (0.030%) RoboHelp
16 9 (0.030%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1,816 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,085 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
3 757 (2.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 134 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 72 (0.24%) Elite 3E
6 64 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 60 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 45 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 43 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 37 (0.12%) BPCS
10 37 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
11 35 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 33 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
13 29 (0.098%) Relativity
14 28 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
15 27 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
16 25 (0.084%) Concordance
16 25 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
16 25 (0.084%) Workfront
17 23 (0.077%) Dynamics SL
Cloud Services
1 6,657 (22.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,367 (14.68%) Office 365
3 2,564 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1,385 (4.66%) Dynamics 365
5 863 (2.90%) IaaS
6 845 (2.84%) SaaS
7 760 (2.56%) PaaS
8 429 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 387 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 326 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
11 260 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 240 (0.81%) Serverless
13 200 (0.67%) GitHub
14 182 (0.61%) OneDrive
15 141 (0.47%) Mimecast
16 113 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 102 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
18 85 (0.29%) G Suite
19 75 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
19 75 (0.25%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2,140 (7.20%) Firewall
2 2,007 (6.75%) DNS
3 1,551 (5.21%) DHCP
4 1,415 (4.76%) WAN
5 1,388 (4.67%) LAN
6 1,356 (4.56%) TCP/IP
7 1,122 (3.77%) SAN
8 1,016 (3.42%) VPN
9 668 (2.25%) Skype
10 635 (2.14%) Internet
11 566 (1.90%) Network Security
12 521 (1.75%) VoIP
13 436 (1.47%) VLAN
14 431 (1.45%) Wireless
15 379 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
16 300 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
17 265 (0.89%) NetScaler
18 241 (0.81%) HTTP
19 233 (0.78%) Intranet
19 233 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9,200 (30.93%) SQL Server
2 2,758 (9.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,674 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,640 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1,590 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,428 (4.80%) Power BI
7 843 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 840 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 812 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 744 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 726 (2.44%) Big Data
12 675 (2.27%) NoSQL
13 581 (1.95%) MySQL
14 533 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
15 420 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
16 381 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 375 (1.26%) MongoDB
18 370 (1.24%) Data Lake
19 305 (1.03%) Hadoop
20 302 (1.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,741 (5.85%) Visual Studio
2 1,339 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 1,225 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 782 (2.63%) JIRA
5 500 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 437 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 383 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 348 (1.17%) Selenium
9 313 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
10 304 (1.02%) Subversion
11 303 (1.02%) NUnit
12 223 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 129 (0.43%) SpecFlow
14 123 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 116 (0.39%) MSTest
16 114 (0.38%) Bitbucket
17 108 (0.36%) MSBuild
18 98 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 94 (0.32%) Cucumber
20 93 (0.31%) Moq
General
1 5,908 (19.86%) Finance
2 2,307 (7.76%) Advertising
3 1,571 (5.28%) Retail
4 1,057 (3.55%) Marketing
5 846 (2.84%) Banking
6 790 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 703 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 698 (2.35%) Legal
9 576 (1.94%) Law
10 385 (1.29%) Games
11 257 (0.86%) Back Office
12 231 (0.78%) Investment Banking
13 191 (0.64%) Electronics
14 173 (0.58%) Front Office
15 165 (0.55%) Publishing
16 156 (0.52%) Financial Institution
17 143 (0.48%) Billing
18 142 (0.48%) German Language
19 133 (0.45%) French Language
20 122 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7,670 (25.79%) Developer
2 4,478 (15.06%) Analyst
3 3,109 (10.45%) .NET Developer
4 2,608 (8.77%) Consultant
5 2,296 (7.72%) C# Developer
6 2,123 (7.14%) Architect
7 1,798 (6.05%) Support Engineer
8 1,578 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,526 (5.13%) Support Analyst
10 1,287 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,273 (4.28%) IT Support
12 1,182 (3.97%) Senior Developer
13 1,166 (3.92%) Software Developer
14 1,013 (3.41%) SQL Developer
15 879 (2.96%) Administrator
16 851 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
17 800 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 776 (2.61%) Desktop Support
19 772 (2.60%) Service Analyst
20 763 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,967 (26.79%) .NET
2 4,068 (13.68%) ASP.NET
3 3,117 (10.48%) HTML
4 2,629 (8.84%) CSS
5 2,343 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,071 (6.96%) AngularJS
7 1,967 (6.61%) Web Services
8 1,941 (6.53%) .NET Framework
9 1,587 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,436 (4.83%) jQuery
11 1,297 (4.36%) WCF
12 1,011 (3.40%) XML
13 945 (3.18%) HTML5
14 903 (3.04%) RESTful
15 878 (2.95%) Entity Framework
16 810 (2.72%) WPF
17 733 (2.46%) REST
18 631 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 586 (1.97%) JSON
20 579 (1.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2,671 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 1,370 (4.61%) Data Centre
3 1,309 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 1,209 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 1,156 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1,081 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 744 (2.50%) User Experience
8 699 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
9 575 (1.93%) Driving Licence
10 417 (1.40%) Fintech
11 392 (1.32%) Clustering
12 389 (1.31%) Replication
13 387 (1.30%) Public Cloud
14 369 (1.24%) Mobile App
15 292 (0.98%) Blackberry
16 215 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
17 202 (0.68%) Client/Server
18 195 (0.66%) Private Cloud
19 188 (0.63%) Virtual Team
20 186 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9,626 (32.37%) Windows
2 4,488 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 2,139 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,125 (7.14%) Linux
5 2,029 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 1,993 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,921 (6.46%) Windows 10
8 673 (2.26%) Unix
9 569 (1.91%) Windows 8
10 563 (1.89%) Android
11 384 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 379 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 366 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 250 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 228 (0.77%) Windows XP
16 168 (0.56%) Mac OS
17 115 (0.39%) Solaris
18 112 (0.38%) CentOS
19 91 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 56 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,507 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 3,956 (13.30%) ITIL
3 3,554 (11.95%) MVC
4 3,427 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
5 3,326 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2,472 (8.31%) CRM
7 2,150 (7.23%) Project Management
8 2,130 (7.16%) Scrum
9 1,889 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 1,882 (6.33%) TDD
11 1,651 (5.55%) DevOps
12 1,449 (4.87%) Migration
13 1,369 (4.60%) Presales
14 1,362 (4.58%) SDLC
15 1,331 (4.48%) ERP
16 1,328 (4.47%) Analytics
17 1,289 (4.33%) ETL
18 1,286 (4.32%) Mentoring
19 1,281 (4.31%) Service Delivery
20 1,260 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9,317 (31.33%) SQL
2 7,680 (25.82%) C#
3 4,307 (14.48%) JavaScript
4 2,484 (8.35%) PowerShell
5 2,423 (8.15%) T-SQL
6 1,302 (4.38%) Java
7 975 (3.28%) Python
8 716 (2.41%) C
9 557 (1.87%) VB.NET
10 518 (1.74%) C++
11 436 (1.47%) VBA
12 409 (1.38%) VB
13 392 (1.32%) Ruby
14 335 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 324 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 306 (1.03%) PHP
17 260 (0.87%) VBScript
18 249 (0.84%) R
19 237 (0.80%) Bash Shell
20 215 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,332 (11.20%) Degree
2 3,047 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,487 (5.00%) MCSE
4 946 (3.18%) Security Cleared
5 843 (2.83%) MCSA
6 809 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
7 714 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 677 (2.28%) MCP
9 587 (1.97%) CCNA
10 530 (1.78%) SC Cleared
11 386 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 383 (1.29%) MCITP
13 338 (1.14%) CCNP
14 334 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 263 (0.88%) CISSP
16 234 (0.79%) PMI Certification
17 208 (0.70%) MCTS
18 207 (0.70%) ISEB
19 199 (0.67%) DBS Check
20 192 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,332 (4.48%) SLA
2 919 (3.09%) QA
3 423 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 418 (1.41%) PMO
5 334 (1.12%) GDPR
6 309 (1.04%) Data Quality
7 181 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 68 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 51 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 47 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 45 (0.15%) GCP
12 32 (0.11%) COBIT
13 28 (0.094%) MiFID
14 23 (0.077%) GAMP
15 21 (0.071%) Solvency II
16 17 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 15 (0.050%) ISO 14001
17 15 (0.050%) P3O
18 14 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 11 (0.037%) WAI
System Software
1 6,531 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 2,657 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,151 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 719 (2.42%) XenApp
5 642 (2.16%) vSphere
6 633 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 488 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 435 (1.46%) Docker
9 352 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 343 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
11 224 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 174 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
13 147 (0.49%) Terminal Services
14 141 (0.47%) XenServer
15 103 (0.35%) BitLocker
15 103 (0.35%) Xen
16 100 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 89 (0.30%) Firmware
18 85 (0.29%) VMware NSX
19 72 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,686 (5.67%) SCCM
2 543 (1.83%) Puppet
3 510 (1.71%) SCOM
4 404 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 351 (1.18%) Ansible
6 330 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 307 (1.03%) WSUS
8 253 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 226 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 221 (0.74%) vCenter Server
11 192 (0.65%) Terraform
12 189 (0.64%) SCOrch
13 187 (0.63%) SCVMM
14 152 (0.51%) Kubernetes
15 140 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 126 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
17 120 (0.40%) AirWatch
18 112 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
19 105 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
20 102 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4,289 (14.42%) VMware
2 2,135 (7.18%) Citrix
3 2,130 (7.16%) Cisco
4 1,974 (6.64%) Oracle
5 1,016 (3.42%) HP
6 865 (2.91%) Google
7 830 (2.79%) SAP
8 684 (2.30%) Apple
9 608 (2.04%) Tableau
10 543 (1.83%) IBM
11 423 (1.42%) Dell
12 421 (1.42%) Veeam
13 404 (1.36%) NetApp
14 390 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
15 383 (1.29%) Capita
16 364 (1.22%) Red Hat
17 331 (1.11%) EMC
18 299 (1.01%) ServiceNow
19 289 (0.97%) SolarWinds
20 277 (0.93%) Symantec