Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19,569 8,764 22,565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.74% 16.80%
As % of the Vendors category 39.05% 40.82% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14,542 7,236 18,582
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,745 £36,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,345 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.46% +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 50,115 21,471 55,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 38.56% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33,437 17,262 43,395
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £39,471 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 0 16,908 £50,000 - 4,416
UK excluding London +3 11,986 £44,345 -1.46% 3,433
London -6 5,878 £60,000 -4.00% 1,279
Work from Home -1 4,656 £57,500 +15.00% 866
South East +2 3,111 £47,500 -3.39% 788
North of England +3 3,095 £42,500 -3.41% 966
Midlands +1 2,298 £42,500 - 697
North West +3 1,606 £45,000 - 499
West Midlands -1 1,560 £45,000 +5.88% 460
South West +5 1,277 £42,500 - 357
Yorkshire +2 1,195 £42,500 +2.41% 312
East of England +2 924 £42,500 -2.30% 310
Scotland +7 800 £45,000 -5.26% 199
East Midlands 0 728 £40,500 -4.71% 232
Wales +2 388 £40,000 +1.27% 73
North East +4 294 £37,500 -12.79% 156
Northern Ireland +2 151 £36,500 -21.08% 43
Channel Islands -5 6 £38,000 -30.91%
Isle of Man +4 2 £43,750 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 8,946 (45.72%) Azure
2 6,097 (31.16%) Social Skills
3 5,484 (28.02%) Windows
4 5,095 (26.04%) Microsoft 365
5 4,723 (24.14%) SQL
6 4,600 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4,293 (21.94%) Active Directory
8 4,019 (20.54%) SQL Server
9 3,479 (17.78%) .NET
10 3,477 (17.77%) Finance
11 3,313 (16.93%) DevOps
12 3,287 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
13 3,230 (16.51%) C#
14 3,215 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
15 2,534 (12.95%) Windows Server
16 2,394 (12.23%) Power Platform
17 2,389 (12.21%) AWS
18 2,310 (11.80%) VMware
19 2,301 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
20 2,177 (11.12%) ITIL
21 2,149 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
22 2,081 (10.63%) PowerShell
23 2,068 (10.57%) Degree
24 2,007 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
25 1,960 (10.02%) JavaScript
26 1,914 (9.78%) SharePoint
27 1,870 (9.56%) Analytics
28 1,856 (9.48%) Project Management
29 1,831 (9.36%) Power BI
30 1,638 (8.37%) Windows 10

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 1,914 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 949 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 498 (2.54%) IIS
4 365 (1.87%) CMS
5 258 (1.32%) Confluence
6 180 (0.92%) Umbraco
7 161 (0.82%) Apache
8 144 (0.74%) Apache Spark
9 133 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 131 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 127 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 126 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 106 (0.54%) SAS
14 96 (0.49%) Kentico
15 94 (0.48%) EPiServer
16 81 (0.41%) WordPress
17 78 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 75 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
19 64 (0.33%) nginx
20 56 (0.29%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 3,287 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2,007 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 812 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 365 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
5 265 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 130 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 48 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 47 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 44 (0.22%) InDesign
10 33 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 28 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 22 (0.11%) Chatbot
13 17 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
14 16 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
15 15 (0.077%) Revit
16 12 (0.061%) InVision
17 11 (0.056%) Figma
17 11 (0.056%) Sketch
18 10 (0.051%) InfoPath
19 8 (0.041%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 529 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 237 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 138 (0.71%) NetSuite
4 135 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 82 (0.42%) Maximo
6 76 (0.39%) Sentinel
7 49 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
8 47 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
9 43 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 39 (0.20%) SAP Business One
11 36 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
12 28 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
13 27 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 26 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
15 23 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
16 21 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
17 20 (0.10%) SAP ERP
18 19 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 18 (0.092%) Oracle Assets
19 18 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8,946 (45.72%) Azure
2 5,095 (26.04%) Microsoft 365
3 2,394 (12.23%) Power Platform
4 2,389 (12.21%) AWS
5 1,145 (5.85%) SaaS
6 1,122 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 1,027 (5.25%) Dynamics 365
8 1,015 (5.19%) PaaS
9 941 (4.81%) IaaS
10 610 (3.12%) Serverless
11 599 (3.06%) GCP
12 565 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
13 561 (2.87%) PowerApps
14 468 (2.39%) Power Automate
15 419 (2.14%) OneDrive
16 392 (2.00%) GitHub
17 341 (1.74%) Azure Service Bus
18 310 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
19 292 (1.49%) Azure Synapse Analytics
20 285 (1.46%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1,560 (7.97%) Firewall
2 1,246 (6.37%) DNS
3 985 (5.03%) DHCP
4 962 (4.92%) WAN
5 942 (4.81%) LAN
6 880 (4.50%) VPN
7 735 (3.76%) TCP/IP
8 423 (2.16%) SAN
9 392 (2.00%) Network Security
10 368 (1.88%) VoIP
11 358 (1.83%) VLAN
11 358 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
12 339 (1.73%) Wireless
13 294 (1.50%) Internet
14 216 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
15 197 (1.01%) HTTP
16 185 (0.95%) Unified Communications
17 182 (0.93%) Skype
18 157 (0.80%) Intranet
19 141 (0.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,019 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 1,831 (9.36%) Power BI
3 1,168 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1,107 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 969 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 583 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 490 (2.50%) Data Lake
8 472 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 465 (2.38%) NoSQL
10 440 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 399 (2.04%) Tableau
12 340 (1.74%) MySQL
13 322 (1.65%) Big Data
14 308 (1.57%) MongoDB
15 240 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
16 200 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
17 182 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
18 180 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 149 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
20 148 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 989 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 730 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 652 (3.33%) JIRA
4 383 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 316 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 241 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 227 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 175 (0.89%) Selenium
9 128 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 122 (0.62%) Bitbucket
11 117 (0.60%) Maven
12 115 (0.59%) GitLab
13 107 (0.55%) NUnit
14 85 (0.43%) SpecFlow
15 83 (0.42%) Subversion
16 80 (0.41%) JUnit
17 78 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 74 (0.38%) Postman
19 73 (0.37%) webpack
20 66 (0.34%) ReSharper
General
1 6,097 (31.16%) Social Skills
2 3,477 (17.77%) Finance
3 2,149 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 1,296 (6.62%) Retail
5 895 (4.57%) Marketing
6 763 (3.90%) Organisational Skills
7 759 (3.88%) Law
8 696 (3.56%) Public Sector
9 635 (3.24%) Legal
10 597 (3.05%) Manufacturing
11 511 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
12 435 (2.22%) Banking
13 421 (2.15%) Telecoms
14 383 (1.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 296 (1.51%) Advertising
16 290 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
17 223 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
18 219 (1.12%) Games
19 217 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
20 179 (0.91%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3,559 (18.19%) Developer
2 2,660 (13.59%) Analyst
3 1,632 (8.34%) Architect
4 1,221 (6.24%) Consultant
5 1,144 (5.85%) Support Engineer
6 1,043 (5.33%) .NET Developer
7 1,008 (5.15%) IT Support
8 890 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 747 (3.82%) Support Analyst
10 745 (3.81%) IT Engineer
11 723 (3.69%) Senior Developer
12 655 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
13 641 (3.28%) Software Developer
14 578 (2.95%) C# Developer
15 559 (2.86%) Project Manager
16 537 (2.74%) Administrator
17 535 (2.73%) Azure Engineer
18 495 (2.53%) Cloud Engineer
19 492 (2.51%) Service Analyst
20 460 (2.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,479 (17.78%) .NET
2 1,205 (6.16%) HTML
3 1,198 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 1,118 (5.71%) .NET Core
5 1,065 (5.44%) CSS
6 948 (4.84%) AngularJS
7 929 (4.75%) React
8 852 (4.35%) Web Services
9 847 (4.33%) .NET Framework
10 746 (3.81%) REST
11 525 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 469 (2.40%) jQuery
13 444 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 417 (2.13%) XML
15 410 (2.10%) Node.js
16 409 (2.09%) RESTful
17 406 (2.07%) HTML5
18 388 (1.98%) Entity Framework
19 374 (1.91%) JSON
20 343 (1.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,095 (5.60%) Management Information System
2 1,013 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
3 927 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 646 (3.30%) Public Cloud
5 492 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 459 (2.35%) User Experience
7 456 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 261 (1.33%) Cloud Native
9 258 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 253 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 250 (1.28%) Clustering
12 243 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 197 (1.01%) Replication
14 189 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
15 187 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 185 (0.95%) PKI
17 167 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
18 162 (0.83%) Data Structures
19 152 (0.78%) Life Science
20 143 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5,484 (28.02%) Windows
2 2,534 (12.95%) Windows Server
3 1,638 (8.37%) Windows 10
4 1,427 (7.29%) Linux
5 748 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 631 (3.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 548 (2.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 394 (2.01%) Windows 7
9 393 (2.01%) Android
10 352 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 339 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 248 (1.27%) Unix
13 231 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 144 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 137 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 127 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 92 (0.47%) CentOS
18 76 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
19 69 (0.35%) Ubuntu
20 67 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,600 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
2 3,313 (16.93%) DevOps
3 3,215 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
4 2,301 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2,177 (11.12%) ITIL
6 1,870 (9.56%) Analytics
7 1,856 (9.48%) Project Management
8 1,479 (7.56%) Migration
9 1,218 (6.22%) Software Engineering
10 1,208 (6.17%) Mentoring
11 1,200 (6.13%) Scrum
12 1,182 (6.04%) Cybersecurity
13 1,136 (5.81%) Service Delivery
14 1,128 (5.76%) CRM
15 1,116 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 1,110 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,081 (5.52%) MVC
18 1,015 (5.19%) Project Delivery
19 1,001 (5.12%) Microservices
20 972 (4.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4,723 (24.14%) SQL
2 3,230 (16.51%) C#
3 2,081 (10.63%) PowerShell
4 1,960 (10.02%) JavaScript
5 1,328 (6.79%) Python
6 1,024 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 790 (4.04%) Java
8 475 (2.43%) TypeScript
9 404 (2.06%) Bash Shell
10 348 (1.78%) C
11 260 (1.33%) VB
12 218 (1.11%) R
13 202 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 200 (1.02%) PHP
15 197 (1.01%) Scala
16 194 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 187 (0.96%) VBA
18 184 (0.94%) C++
19 145 (0.74%) PL/SQL
20 108 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,068 (10.57%) Degree
2 1,475 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 865 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 577 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 519 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 446 (2.28%) MCSE
7 356 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 303 (1.55%) CCNA
9 298 (1.52%) MCSA
10 282 (1.44%) MCP
11 214 (1.09%) CISSP
12 181 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 152 (0.78%) AWS Certification
14 148 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 142 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 126 (0.64%) DBS Check
17 124 (0.63%) CCNP
18 110 (0.56%) HNC
19 107 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
20 104 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,132 (5.78%) SLA
2 719 (3.67%) QA
3 551 (2.82%) GDPR
4 481 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 337 (1.72%) Data Quality
6 241 (1.23%) PMO
7 170 (0.87%) Accessibility
8 163 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
9 161 (0.82%) NIST
10 127 (0.65%) PCI DSS
11 58 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 51 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
12 51 (0.26%) GRC
13 50 (0.26%) COBIT
14 49 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 48 (0.25%) ISO 9001
16 38 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 26 (0.13%) GxP
18 25 (0.13%) GMP
18 25 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4,293 (21.94%) Active Directory
2 1,525 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,076 (5.50%) Hyper-V
4 722 (3.69%) Docker
5 380 (1.94%) vSphere
6 312 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 242 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 216 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 181 (0.92%) XenApp
10 123 (0.63%) XenDesktop
11 91 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 82 (0.42%) BitLocker
13 52 (0.27%) VMware NSX
14 44 (0.22%) Firmware
15 43 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 41 (0.21%) Terminal Services
17 40 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
18 32 (0.16%) KVM
19 29 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 21 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,075 (5.49%) SCCM
2 1,001 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 811 (4.14%) Kubernetes
4 626 (3.20%) Terraform
5 320 (1.64%) Ansible
6 221 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
7 198 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
8 197 (1.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 164 (0.84%) Puppet
10 146 (0.75%) WSUS
11 139 (0.71%) SCOM
12 114 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
13 78 (0.40%) Istio
14 75 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
15 69 (0.35%) Prometheus
16 66 (0.34%) vCenter Server
17 63 (0.32%) FortiGate
18 55 (0.28%) Nagios
19 53 (0.27%) Backup Exec
20 49 (0.25%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2,310 (11.80%) VMware
2 1,283 (6.56%) Cisco
3 1,086 (5.55%) Oracle
4 1,001 (5.12%) Citrix
5 842 (4.30%) Google
6 678 (3.46%) Apple
7 557 (2.85%) SAP
8 453 (2.31%) Databricks
9 436 (2.23%) Veeam
10 434 (2.22%) Adobe
11 431 (2.20%) ServiceNow
12 398 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
13 361 (1.84%) HP
14 357 (1.82%) Dell
15 273 (1.40%) IBM
16 211 (1.08%) Meraki
17 200 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 192 (0.98%) Sophos
19 161 (0.82%) NetApp
20 144 (0.74%) Aruba