Period
to 24 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23,631 30,029 28,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.40% 17.28% 16.31%
As % of the Vendors category 38.65% 39.63% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 19,101 24,810 24,208
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,075 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.19% +5.26%

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 61,143 75,780 76,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.43% 43.60% 44.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46,856 59,099 61,264
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,438 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.20%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 21,914 £45,000 - 2,060
UK excluding London +2 15,007 £42,500 +1.01% 1,643
London -2 7,936 £55,000 +4.76% 543
South East +1 4,428 £45,000 +5.88% 383
North of England +3 3,777 £40,000 -5.88% 504
Midlands 0 2,581 £40,000 -3.03% 313
North West +5 1,837 £41,909 -1.39% 238
Yorkshire +3 1,650 £37,500 -7.41% 208
West Midlands -1 1,637 £42,500 +2.41% 205
South West 0 1,609 £41,500 +3.75% 176
East of England +2 1,461 £42,500 - 152
East Midlands +2 938 £37,500 -6.25% 108
Scotland -1 741 £40,000 -5.88% 97
Wales -1 306 £37,500 +7.14% 19
North East +1 295 £37,022 -2.58% 58
Northern Ireland -4 128 £33,500 +3.08% 9
Isle of Man 0 21 £50,000 +23.46%
Channel Islands -4 4 £52,500 -25.00% 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 8,035 (34.00%) Windows
2 7,558 (31.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6,663 (28.20%) SQL
4 6,657 (28.17%) SQL Server
5 6,018 (25.47%) Active Directory
6 5,833 (24.68%) .NET
7 5,759 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
8 5,682 (24.04%) C#
9 4,698 (19.88%) Office 365
10 4,293 (18.17%) Finance
11 4,052 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
12 3,826 (16.19%) VMware
13 3,817 (16.15%) Windows Server
14 3,435 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
15 3,344 (14.15%) ITIL
16 3,263 (13.81%) JavaScript
17 2,943 (12.45%) ASP.NET
18 2,866 (12.13%) Degree
19 2,724 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
20 2,570 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 2,503 (10.59%) MVC
22 2,435 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
23 2,431 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
24 2,401 (10.16%) PowerShell
25 2,290 (9.69%) DevOps
26 2,283 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
27 2,280 (9.65%) HTML
28 2,244 (9.50%) Cisco
29 2,060 (8.72%) SharePoint
30 2,050 (8.68%) 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 2,060 (8.72%) SharePoint
2 2,050 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 951 (4.02%) IIS
4 733 (3.10%) Skype for Business
5 591 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 410 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 259 (1.10%) Confluence
8 255 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 253 (1.07%) Apache
10 236 (1.00%) CMS
11 152 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 150 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 146 (0.62%) Umbraco
14 142 (0.60%) Apache Spark
15 128 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 125 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
17 82 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
17 82 (0.35%) SAS
18 72 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 70 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4,052 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1,852 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 781 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 450 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 380 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 62 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 48 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 34 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 29 (0.12%) SPSS
10 25 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 22 (0.093%) AutoCAD
12 19 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 17 (0.072%) Acrobat
14 16 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
15 15 (0.063%) Adobe XD
16 10 (0.042%) Fireworks
17 9 (0.038%) Maple
18 8 (0.034%) CATIA
18 8 (0.034%) UXPin
19 7 (0.030%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1,000 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 356 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 177 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 113 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 47 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 45 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 44 (0.19%) Magento
8 43 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 42 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
10 35 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 34 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
11 34 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
12 28 (0.12%) SAP Business One
13 26 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
13 26 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 25 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
14 25 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
15 23 (0.097%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 23 (0.097%) Sage X3
15 23 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7,558 (31.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,698 (19.88%) Office 365
3 2,724 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1,502 (6.36%) Power Platform
5 894 (3.78%) SaaS
6 838 (3.55%) PaaS
7 816 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
8 746 (3.16%) IaaS
9 659 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 534 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 333 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 309 (1.31%) Serverless
13 252 (1.07%) OneDrive
14 247 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
15 193 (0.82%) GitHub
16 143 (0.61%) Azure Stack
17 137 (0.58%) PowerApps
18 136 (0.58%) Mimecast
19 118 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
20 114 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2,040 (8.63%) Firewall
2 1,895 (8.02%) DNS
3 1,487 (6.29%) DHCP
4 1,270 (5.37%) WAN
5 1,220 (5.16%) LAN
6 1,145 (4.85%) TCP/IP
7 902 (3.82%) VPN
8 825 (3.49%) Skype
9 799 (3.38%) SAN
10 697 (2.95%) VoIP
11 607 (2.57%) Wireless
12 588 (2.49%) Internet
13 550 (2.33%) VLAN
14 477 (2.02%) Network Security
15 309 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
16 307 (1.30%) Unified Communications
17 275 (1.16%) Broadband
18 274 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
19 253 (1.07%) NAS
20 231 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,657 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 1,717 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,684 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,412 (5.98%) Power BI
5 1,345 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
6 996 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 857 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 535 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 498 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 489 (2.07%) NoSQL
11 463 (1.96%) Big Data
12 437 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
13 394 (1.67%) MySQL
14 369 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 316 (1.34%) Data Lake
16 269 (1.14%) MongoDB
17 268 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
18 248 (1.05%) Hadoop
19 230 (0.97%) QlikView
20 228 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,387 (5.87%) Visual Studio
2 1,115 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 1,051 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 699 (2.96%) JIRA
5 455 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 440 (1.86%) Jenkins
7 390 (1.65%) Selenium
8 301 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 210 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
10 182 (0.77%) Subversion
11 173 (0.73%) NUnit
12 156 (0.66%) SpecFlow
13 122 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 121 (0.51%) Bitbucket
15 109 (0.46%) GitLab
16 101 (0.43%) SoapUI
17 98 (0.41%) Maven
18 95 (0.40%) WebDriver
19 85 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 85 (0.36%) MSTest
General
1 4,293 (18.17%) Finance
2 1,079 (4.57%) Retail
3 765 (3.24%) Marketing
4 685 (2.90%) Banking
5 646 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 549 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 509 (2.15%) Legal
8 377 (1.60%) Law
9 297 (1.26%) Advertising
10 220 (0.93%) Electronics
11 199 (0.84%) Games
12 193 (0.82%) Back Office
13 141 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 111 (0.47%) Billing
15 108 (0.46%) Automotive
16 101 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 100 (0.42%) Local Government
18 93 (0.39%) Front Office
19 86 (0.36%) Aerospace
20 66 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,432 (22.99%) Developer
2 3,791 (16.04%) Analyst
3 2,278 (9.64%) .NET Developer
4 1,725 (7.30%) Architect
5 1,666 (7.05%) C# Developer
6 1,480 (6.26%) Support Engineer
7 1,448 (6.13%) Consultant
8 1,447 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1,262 (5.34%) Support Analyst
10 1,195 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 1,111 (4.70%) IT Support
12 1,001 (4.24%) Software Developer
13 937 (3.97%) Senior Developer
14 838 (3.55%) IT Engineer
15 746 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
16 710 (3.00%) SQL Developer
17 671 (2.84%) IT Analyst
18 670 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
19 658 (2.78%) Service Analyst
20 616 (2.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,833 (24.68%) .NET
2 2,943 (12.45%) ASP.NET
3 2,280 (9.65%) HTML
4 1,997 (8.45%) CSS
5 1,583 (6.70%) AngularJS
6 1,491 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,471 (6.22%) Web Services
8 1,387 (5.87%) .NET Framework
9 1,258 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,019 (4.31%) jQuery
11 870 (3.68%) XML
12 864 (3.66%) .NET Core
13 760 (3.22%) RESTful
14 716 (3.03%) HTML5
15 669 (2.83%) React
16 650 (2.75%) Entity Framework
17 642 (2.72%) WCF
18 585 (2.48%) REST
19 531 (2.25%) JSON
20 457 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2,283 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 1,219 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 1,162 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1,026 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 888 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
6 563 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 547 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 539 (2.28%) User Experience
9 502 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 465 (1.97%) Driving Licence
11 310 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 299 (1.27%) Clustering
13 284 (1.20%) Replication
14 238 (1.01%) PKI
15 228 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
16 169 (0.72%) Virtual Team
17 164 (0.69%) Blackberry
18 158 (0.67%) Robotics
19 156 (0.66%) Data Structures
20 139 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8,035 (34.00%) Windows
2 3,817 (16.15%) Windows Server
3 2,042 (8.64%) Windows 10
4 2,029 (8.59%) Linux
5 1,645 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,536 (6.50%) Windows 7
7 1,305 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 498 (2.11%) Android
9 464 (1.96%) Windows 8
10 461 (1.95%) Unix
11 421 (1.78%) Apple iOS
12 292 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 197 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 196 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 183 (0.77%) Windows XP
16 162 (0.69%) CentOS
17 113 (0.48%) Mac OS
18 107 (0.45%) Ubuntu
19 44 (0.19%) AIX
20 40 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,759 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 3,435 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
3 3,344 (14.15%) ITIL
4 2,503 (10.59%) MVC
5 2,435 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
6 2,290 (9.69%) DevOps
7 1,873 (7.93%) Scrum
8 1,784 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 1,744 (7.38%) Project Management
10 1,690 (7.15%) Software Engineering
11 1,541 (6.52%) CRM
12 1,444 (6.11%) Migration
13 1,411 (5.97%) TDD
14 1,403 (5.94%) Analytics
15 1,376 (5.82%) Mentoring
16 1,244 (5.26%) SDLC
17 1,149 (4.86%) Computer Science
18 1,141 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
19 1,077 (4.56%) Presales
20 1,058 (4.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6,663 (28.20%) SQL
2 5,682 (24.04%) C#
3 3,263 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 2,401 (10.16%) PowerShell
5 1,688 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1,339 (5.67%) Python
7 1,223 (5.18%) Java
8 495 (2.09%) C++
9 488 (2.07%) C
10 437 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 350 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 349 (1.48%) VBA
13 334 (1.41%) VB
14 309 (1.31%) R
15 274 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 270 (1.14%) Ruby
17 231 (0.98%) PHP
18 228 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 202 (0.85%) PL/SQL
20 143 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,866 (12.13%) Degree
2 2,431 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,184 (5.01%) MCSE
4 975 (4.13%) Security Cleared
5 933 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 763 (3.23%) MCSA
7 709 (3.00%) CCNA
8 582 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 542 (2.29%) SC Cleared
10 482 (2.04%) MCP
11 470 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 393 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
13 347 (1.47%) MCITP
14 290 (1.23%) CCNP
15 268 (1.13%) DV Cleared
16 219 (0.93%) CISSP
17 169 (0.72%) ISTQB
18 149 (0.63%) ISEB
19 148 (0.63%) PMI Certification
20 134 (0.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,176 (4.98%) SLA
2 992 (4.20%) QA
3 487 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 463 (1.96%) GDPR
5 322 (1.36%) PMO
6 217 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 172 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 156 (0.66%) ISO 9001
9 117 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 94 (0.40%) NIST
11 74 (0.31%) COBIT
12 65 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 50 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 46 (0.19%) ISO 22301
15 44 (0.19%) JSP 440
16 42 (0.18%) WAI
17 31 (0.13%) NCSC
18 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 22 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 22 (0.093%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 6,018 (25.47%) Active Directory
2 2,570 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,955 (8.27%) Hyper-V
4 719 (3.04%) Docker
5 584 (2.47%) XenApp
6 497 (2.10%) vSphere
7 403 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 360 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 261 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
10 206 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 142 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
12 122 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 116 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 104 (0.44%) BitLocker
15 101 (0.43%) Firmware
16 84 (0.36%) VMware NSX
17 78 (0.33%) Terminal Services
18 77 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 60 (0.25%) Terminal Server
19 60 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,695 (7.17%) SCCM
2 458 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 432 (1.83%) Ansible
4 428 (1.81%) Terraform
5 425 (1.80%) SCOM
6 404 (1.71%) Kubernetes
7 398 (1.68%) Puppet
8 309 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 270 (1.14%) WSUS
10 171 (0.72%) SCVMM
11 164 (0.69%) Backup Exec
12 163 (0.69%) vCenter Server
13 145 (0.61%) Nagios
14 112 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 104 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
16 101 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
17 92 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
18 80 (0.34%) SCOrch
19 71 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
20 68 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,826 (16.19%) VMware
2 2,244 (9.50%) Cisco
3 1,865 (7.89%) Citrix
4 1,405 (5.95%) Oracle
5 939 (3.97%) HP
6 798 (3.38%) Google
7 652 (2.76%) SAP
8 613 (2.59%) Dell
9 526 (2.23%) IBM
10 460 (1.95%) Tableau
11 441 (1.87%) Apple
12 413 (1.75%) Veeam
13 379 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
14 363 (1.54%) NetApp
15 285 (1.21%) Meraki
16 278 (1.18%) Red Hat
17 248 (1.05%) Aruba
18 232 (0.98%) Symantec
19 231 (0.98%) ServiceNow
20 226 (0.96%) EMC