Microsoft
UK

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 May 2024 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.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 4 6 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17,659 18,481 23,795
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.43% 18.84% 14.50%
As % of the Vendors category 48.32% 44.84% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13,368 10,802 14,814
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £31,500 £36,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -

All Vendors
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36,545 41,217 63,906
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 36.07% 42.03% 38.95%
Number of salaries quoted 24,854 23,641 33,080
10th Percentile £26,702 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,914 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.17% +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 May 2024.

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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +4 16,056 £47,500 -9.52% 5,435
UK excluding London +2 12,639 £43,500 -3.33% 4,393
Work from Home +3 7,100 £52,500 -4.55% 2,448
London +5 4,303 £60,500 -3.20% 1,645
South East +3 3,467 £45,000 -1.32% 1,253
North of England 0 2,983 £43,500 -3.33% 1,065
Midlands +1 2,310 £42,500 -11.46% 772
South West +3 1,634 £46,000 +15.00% 519
North West -2 1,560 £45,000 - 584
West Midlands +1 1,520 £45,000 -10.00% 475
East of England +2 1,222 £38,500 -3.75% 471
Yorkshire +2 992 £42,500 -3.44% 354
East Midlands 0 781 £37,500 -12.79% 289
Scotland -32 565 £45,000 -5.68% 257
North East +3 430 £42,500 +6.25% 136
Wales +2 334 £37,750 +0.19% 121
Northern Ireland +4 104 £41,750 -12.11% 67
Isle of Man +6 31 £46,250 -36.21%
Channel Islands +2 6 £85,000 -5.56% 1

Microsoft
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,864 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 1,638 (9.28%) Microsoft Exchange
3 312 (1.77%) IIS
4 205 (1.16%) Confluence
5 147 (0.83%) CMS
6 86 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 83 (0.47%) Apache
8 69 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 63 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 53 (0.30%) Kentico
11 52 (0.29%) SAS
12 49 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 45 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
14 43 (0.24%) WordPress
15 41 (0.23%) Headless CMS
16 39 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
17 35 (0.20%) Tomcat
18 25 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
19 22 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
19 22 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3,189 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2,373 (13.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 643 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 275 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 129 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 69 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 59 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 26 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 25 (0.14%) InDesign
10 24 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 17 (0.096%) Adobe XD
12 16 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
12 16 (0.091%) SPSS
12 16 (0.091%) Trello
13 11 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
14 9 (0.051%) Acrobat
15 8 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
15 8 (0.045%) Chatbot
15 8 (0.045%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.045%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 632 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 106 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 89 (0.50%) Primavera
4 56 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 51 (0.29%) NEC Housing
6 34 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 31 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 28 (0.16%) Sage 200
9 26 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 26 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
10 25 (0.14%) Shopify
11 23 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
12 18 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
13 17 (0.096%) iTrent
13 17 (0.096%) Magento
14 16 (0.091%) Elite 3E
15 15 (0.085%) Infor SunSystems
16 14 (0.079%) PlanetPress Connect
16 14 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
17 12 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7,221 (40.89%) Azure
2 5,280 (29.90%) Microsoft 365
3 2,347 (13.29%) Power Platform
4 1,422 (8.05%) Entra ID
5 1,415 (8.01%) AWS
6 1,343 (7.61%) Dynamics 365
7 860 (4.87%) Azure DevOps
8 744 (4.21%) PowerApps
9 695 (3.94%) Power Automate
9 695 (3.94%) SaaS
10 456 (2.58%) OneDrive
11 430 (2.44%) GCP
12 351 (1.99%) PaaS
13 333 (1.89%) IaaS
14 276 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
15 215 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
16 203 (1.15%) Serverless
17 182 (1.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 158 (0.89%) Azure Monitor
19 152 (0.86%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1,592 (9.02%) Firewall
2 1,130 (6.40%) DNS
3 951 (5.39%) WAN
4 820 (4.64%) DHCP
5 808 (4.58%) Broadband
6 774 (4.38%) LAN
7 606 (3.43%) VPN
8 559 (3.17%) TCP/IP
9 522 (2.96%) Wireless
10 482 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
11 470 (2.66%) SAN
12 356 (2.02%) Internet
13 347 (1.97%) VLAN
14 308 (1.74%) Network Security
15 299 (1.69%) VoIP
16 280 (1.59%) SD-WAN
17 221 (1.25%) 5G
18 207 (1.17%) Intranet
19 200 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
20 141 (0.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,630 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 1,472 (8.34%) Power BI
3 469 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 466 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 437 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 340 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 306 (1.73%) MongoDB
8 286 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 270 (1.53%) Data Lake
9 270 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
10 183 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 151 (0.86%) Tableau
12 139 (0.79%) MySQL
13 118 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 118 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
14 117 (0.66%) NoSQL
15 116 (0.66%) Big Data
16 97 (0.55%) Oracle Database
17 91 (0.52%) MS Access
18 81 (0.46%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 488 (2.76%) Git
2 438 (2.48%) JIRA
3 389 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 120 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 115 (0.65%) Bitbucket
6 108 (0.61%) GitLab
7 75 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 69 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (0.37%) Sourcetree
10 47 (0.27%) Selenium
11 46 (0.26%) NUnit
12 43 (0.24%) Postman
13 42 (0.24%) Subversion
14 36 (0.20%) TeamCity
15 32 (0.18%) Moq
16 28 (0.16%) Jasmine
16 28 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
17 25 (0.14%) Cucumber
18 23 (0.13%) MSTest
19 17 (0.096%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6,244 (35.36%) Social Skills
2 3,740 (21.18%) Finance
3 2,407 (13.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1,066 (6.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1,002 (5.67%) Retail
6 845 (4.79%) Legal
7 798 (4.52%) Law
8 787 (4.46%) Marketing
9 744 (4.21%) Public Sector
10 737 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
11 600 (3.40%) Influencing Skills
12 545 (3.09%) Manufacturing
13 522 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
14 462 (2.62%) Telecoms
15 427 (2.42%) Banking
16 275 (1.56%) Games
17 235 (1.33%) Local Government
18 224 (1.27%) Advertising
19 217 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
20 171 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,545 (14.41%) Analyst
2 2,517 (14.25%) Developer
3 2,377 (13.46%) Senior
4 1,503 (8.51%) IT Support
5 1,206 (6.83%) Support Engineer
6 1,146 (6.49%) Architect
7 1,011 (5.73%) Lead
8 991 (5.61%) .NET Developer
9 950 (5.38%) IT Engineer
10 938 (5.31%) Consultant
11 843 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 629 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
13 621 (3.52%) Administrator
14 515 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
15 484 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
16 472 (2.67%) IT Analyst
17 470 (2.66%) Support Analyst
18 468 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
19 467 (2.64%) IT Technician
20 449 (2.54%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,158 (12.22%) .NET
2 1,074 (6.08%) ASP.NET
3 1,015 (5.75%) .NET Core
4 833 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 800 (4.53%) AngularJS
6 777 (4.40%) HTML
7 738 (4.18%) .NET Framework
8 670 (3.79%) Entity Framework
9 669 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 541 (3.06%) CSS
11 517 (2.93%) React
12 392 (2.22%) HTML5
13 345 (1.95%) RESTful
14 310 (1.76%) Vue
15 303 (1.72%) Node.js
16 287 (1.63%) Web Services
17 249 (1.41%) REST
18 232 (1.31%) JSON
19 208 (1.18%) Blazor
20 205 (1.16%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 935 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
2 852 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 654 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 564 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 371 (2.10%) Public Cloud
6 352 (1.99%) Social Media
7 337 (1.91%) Onboarding
8 259 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 247 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 247 (1.40%) Product Ownership
9 247 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 228 (1.29%) PKI
11 181 (1.02%) Cloud Native
12 168 (0.95%) Replication
13 155 (0.88%) Clustering
14 135 (0.76%) NHS
15 134 (0.76%) Mobile App
16 128 (0.72%) Low-Code
17 126 (0.71%) Smartphone
18 109 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4,662 (26.40%) Windows
2 2,010 (11.38%) Windows Server
3 1,380 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 1,142 (6.47%) Linux
5 481 (2.72%) Android
6 454 (2.57%) Windows Server 2019
7 445 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 337 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 315 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 292 (1.65%) Ubuntu
11 260 (1.47%) Mac OS
12 231 (1.31%) Windows 7
13 164 (0.93%) Unix
14 142 (0.80%) VMS
15 101 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 85 (0.48%) Windows 8
17 74 (0.42%) CentOS
17 74 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 54 (0.31%) Mac OS X
19 37 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,567 (20.20%) Agile
2 3,452 (19.55%) Problem-Solving
3 2,329 (13.19%) Customer Service
4 1,875 (10.62%) ITIL
5 1,747 (9.89%) DevOps
6 1,742 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1,656 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
8 1,602 (9.07%) Mentoring
9 1,511 (8.56%) Project Management
10 1,381 (7.82%) CRM
11 1,097 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,085 (6.14%) Decision-Making
13 1,017 (5.76%) Roadmaps
14 1,012 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 994 (5.63%) MVC
16 989 (5.60%) Full Stack Development
17 964 (5.46%) Migration
18 888 (5.03%) Scrum
19 882 (4.99%) Analytics
20 872 (4.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2,856 (16.17%) SQL
2 2,255 (12.77%) C#
3 1,517 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 1,258 (7.12%) PowerShell
5 677 (3.83%) Python
6 577 (3.27%) T-SQL
7 476 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 457 (2.59%) Bash
9 275 (1.56%) Java
10 143 (0.81%) C++
11 127 (0.72%) VB
12 119 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 114 (0.65%) C
14 101 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions
15 93 (0.53%) Bicep
16 87 (0.49%) R
17 68 (0.39%) VBA
18 57 (0.32%) Shell Script
19 50 (0.28%) PL/SQL
20 46 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,920 (16.54%) Degree
2 1,299 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 1,168 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 774 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 513 (2.91%) DBS Check
6 509 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 505 (2.86%) ACCA
8 482 (2.73%) CIMA
9 459 (2.60%) Azure Certification
10 419 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
11 312 (1.77%) DV Cleared
12 297 (1.68%) CCNA
13 253 (1.43%) Master's Degree
14 239 (1.35%) A+ Certification
15 224 (1.27%) CISSP
16 222 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
17 214 (1.21%) MCP
18 199 (1.13%) MCSE
19 189 (1.07%) PMI Certification
20 166 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (4.53%) SLA
2 492 (2.79%) QA
3 477 (2.70%) GDPR
4 392 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 287 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 229 (1.30%) Data Quality
7 178 (1.01%) Accessibility
8 157 (0.89%) NIST
9 132 (0.75%) PMO
10 125 (0.71%) PCI DSS
11 110 (0.62%) ISO 9001
12 43 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 43 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 42 (0.24%) GRC
14 37 (0.21%) IFRS
14 37 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 33 (0.19%) NCSC
16 31 (0.18%) COBIT
17 30 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 30 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 3,999 (22.65%) Active Directory
2 1,144 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 867 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 313 (1.77%) Docker
5 299 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 244 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 211 (1.19%) vSphere
8 174 (0.99%) XenApp
9 152 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 146 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 99 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 77 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
13 58 (0.33%) Firmware
14 55 (0.31%) Terminal Services
15 52 (0.29%) KVM
16 50 (0.28%) RACF
17 43 (0.24%) VMware NSX
18 28 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 26 (0.15%) VirtualBox
20 25 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,311 (7.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 642 (3.64%) SCCM
3 395 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 382 (2.16%) Terraform
5 277 (1.57%) Jamf Pro
6 156 (0.88%) Ansible
7 154 (0.87%) WSUS
8 130 (0.74%) SCOM
9 121 (0.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 98 (0.55%) AirWatch
10 98 (0.55%) vCenter Server
11 96 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
12 54 (0.31%) FortiGate
13 46 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
14 44 (0.25%) Grafana
15 42 (0.24%) Puppet
16 41 (0.23%) NetBackup
17 39 (0.22%) Nessus
18 38 (0.22%) Backup Exec
19 37 (0.21%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,734 (9.82%) VMware
2 932 (5.28%) Cisco
3 701 (3.97%) Google
4 599 (3.39%) Citrix
5 524 (2.97%) Apple
6 501 (2.84%) Oracle
7 399 (2.26%) Dell
8 392 (2.22%) Veeam
9 357 (2.02%) ServiceNow
10 334 (1.89%) SAP
11 319 (1.81%) HP
12 295 (1.67%) Adobe
13 287 (1.63%) CyberArk
14 220 (1.25%) Meraki
15 210 (1.19%) Tanium
16 196 (1.11%) Databricks
17 186 (1.05%) Salesforce
18 160 (0.91%) Fortinet
19 156 (0.88%) Sophos
20 147 (0.83%) Red Hat