Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 22,570 27,831 28,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 17.02% 16.39%
As % of the Vendors category 38.79% 39.70% 36.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18,453 22,778 23,998
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,986
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.69% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,750 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%

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 58,183 70,105 77,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.77% 42.88% 44.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44,277 54,323 59,943
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 October 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 20 October 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 20,926 £45,000 - 4,984
UK excluding London +2 14,239 £42,500 - 4,087
London -2 7,615 £55,000 +3.77% 1,255
South East +1 4,366 £45,000 - 1,112
North of England +1 3,332 £40,000 -5.88% 1,061
Midlands 0 2,498 £41,500 +3.75% 711
North West +2 1,699 £40,000 -6.98% 598
South West 0 1,666 £40,000 - 470
West Midlands 0 1,526 £45,000 +12.50% 443
Yorkshire +1 1,398 £40,000 - 371
East of England +1 1,344 £42,500 - 387
East Midlands 0 963 £39,000 -2.50% 265
Scotland -5 598 £41,000 -1.20% 217
Wales +3 368 £39,000 +6.85% 112
North East 0 238 £37,500 - 92
Northern Ireland -3 95 £30,000 - 28
Isle of Man 0 10 £48,000 -12.73%
Channel Islands -1 8 £52,500 +5.00% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8,156 (36.14%) Windows
2 7,611 (33.72%) Azure
3 6,227 (27.59%) SQL Server
4 6,006 (26.61%) Active Directory
5 5,874 (26.03%) SQL
6 5,223 (23.14%) .NET
7 5,150 (22.82%) C#
8 5,129 (22.72%) Office 365
9 5,059 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
10 4,008 (17.76%) Finance
11 3,889 (17.23%) Microsoft Office
12 3,717 (16.47%) Windows Server
13 3,470 (15.37%) VMware
14 3,282 (14.54%) ITIL
15 3,219 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
16 2,796 (12.39%) JavaScript
17 2,610 (11.56%) AWS
18 2,532 (11.22%) Degree
19 2,519 (11.16%) ASP.NET
20 2,359 (10.45%) Windows 10
21 2,337 (10.35%) PowerShell
22 2,281 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2,237 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
24 2,218 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
25 2,209 (9.79%) DevOps
26 2,037 (9.03%) MVC
27 2,030 (8.99%) Cisco
28 2,006 (8.89%) SharePoint
29 1,991 (8.82%) MS Exchange
30 1,986 (8.80%) Analytical Skills

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 2,006 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 1,991 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 817 (3.62%) IIS
4 688 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 595 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 530 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 312 (1.38%) Confluence
8 285 (1.26%) CMS
9 216 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
10 157 (0.70%) Apache
11 151 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 128 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 124 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
14 106 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
15 102 (0.45%) Apache Spark
16 93 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
17 84 (0.37%) WebSphere
18 75 (0.33%) SAS
19 73 (0.32%) EPiServer
20 64 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3,889 (17.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1,839 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 813 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 490 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 295 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 110 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 53 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 22 (0.097%) SPSS
11 21 (0.093%) Acrobat
12 20 (0.089%) InfoPath
13 15 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
13 15 (0.066%) Adobe XD
13 15 (0.066%) Chatbot
14 12 (0.053%) InDesign
14 12 (0.053%) S-PLUS
15 10 (0.044%) Sketch
16 8 (0.035%) InVision
16 8 (0.035%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 815 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 430 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
3 166 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 107 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 66 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 48 (0.21%) Elite 3E
7 40 (0.18%) Magento
8 35 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 33 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
10 30 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 28 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
12 27 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
13 25 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
14 20 (0.089%) Carpe Diem
15 19 (0.084%) SAP BPC
16 18 (0.080%) SAP ERP
16 18 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
17 17 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
17 17 (0.075%) SAP Business One
17 17 (0.075%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7,611 (33.72%) Azure
2 5,129 (22.72%) Office 365
3 2,610 (11.56%) AWS
4 1,575 (6.98%) Power Platform
5 840 (3.72%) Dynamics 365
6 797 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 776 (3.44%) SaaS
8 692 (3.07%) PaaS
9 664 (2.94%) IaaS
10 470 (2.08%) GCP
11 360 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
12 327 (1.45%) OneDrive
13 309 (1.37%) Serverless
14 234 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
15 211 (0.93%) PowerApps
16 178 (0.79%) GitHub
17 160 (0.71%) Mimecast
18 129 (0.57%) Azure Functions
19 114 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
20 98 (0.43%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,980 (8.77%) Firewall
2 1,875 (8.31%) DNS
3 1,515 (6.71%) DHCP
4 1,289 (5.71%) WAN
5 1,230 (5.45%) LAN
6 1,141 (5.06%) TCP/IP
7 853 (3.78%) VPN
8 782 (3.46%) Skype
9 744 (3.30%) SAN
10 632 (2.80%) Wireless
11 630 (2.79%) VoIP
12 604 (2.68%) Internet
13 448 (1.98%) VLAN
14 400 (1.77%) Network Security
15 316 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
16 257 (1.14%) Unified Communications
17 243 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
18 238 (1.05%) NAS
19 207 (0.92%) Broadband
20 203 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,227 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 1,571 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,459 (6.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,437 (6.37%) Power BI
5 1,254 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 885 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 717 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 481 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 442 (1.96%) Big Data
10 426 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 421 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
12 406 (1.80%) NoSQL
13 353 (1.56%) MySQL
14 314 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
15 313 (1.39%) Data Lake
16 311 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
17 236 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 227 (1.01%) MongoDB
19 221 (0.98%) RDBMS
20 178 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,170 (5.18%) Visual Studio
2 1,082 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 864 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 760 (3.37%) JIRA
5 472 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 407 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 405 (1.79%) Selenium
8 264 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 245 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 190 (0.84%) NUnit
11 179 (0.79%) Subversion
12 153 (0.68%) SpecFlow
13 135 (0.60%) MSI
14 121 (0.54%) Bitbucket
14 121 (0.54%) WebDriver
15 104 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 104 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 95 (0.42%) GitLab
17 81 (0.36%) SoapUI
18 79 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4,008 (17.76%) Finance
2 1,055 (4.67%) Retail
3 949 (4.20%) Public Sector
4 722 (3.20%) Marketing
5 616 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 512 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 503 (2.23%) Legal
8 498 (2.21%) Banking
9 416 (1.84%) Law
10 247 (1.09%) Advertising
11 155 (0.69%) Games
12 146 (0.65%) Back Office
13 136 (0.60%) Local Government
14 132 (0.58%) Electronics
15 105 (0.47%) Billing
16 95 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 94 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 94 (0.42%) Automotive
18 92 (0.41%) Front Office
19 82 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,963 (21.99%) Developer
2 3,472 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1,870 (8.29%) .NET Developer
4 1,560 (6.91%) Support Engineer
5 1,522 (6.74%) Consultant
6 1,483 (6.57%) Architect
7 1,304 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,235 (5.47%) C# Developer
9 1,232 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 1,182 (5.24%) IT Support
11 891 (3.95%) Senior Developer
12 862 (3.82%) Software Developer
13 855 (3.79%) IT Engineer
14 835 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
15 699 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
16 653 (2.89%) Administrator
17 626 (2.77%) Service Analyst
17 626 (2.77%) SQL Developer
18 625 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
19 619 (2.74%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,223 (23.14%) .NET
2 2,519 (11.16%) ASP.NET
3 1,955 (8.66%) HTML
4 1,707 (7.56%) CSS
5 1,437 (6.37%) AngularJS
6 1,281 (5.68%) .NET Framework
7 1,183 (5.24%) Web Services
8 1,162 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,149 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 963 (4.27%) .NET Core
11 856 (3.79%) jQuery
12 717 (3.18%) XML
13 674 (2.99%) RESTful
14 641 (2.84%) HTML5
15 637 (2.82%) React
16 625 (2.77%) REST
17 580 (2.57%) WCF
18 511 (2.26%) Entity Framework
19 430 (1.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 400 (1.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,986 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 1,147 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 1,107 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 1,020 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 663 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
6 566 (2.51%) User Experience
7 481 (2.13%) Public Cloud
8 472 (2.09%) Driving Licence
9 401 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 378 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 277 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 273 (1.21%) Replication
13 270 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
14 264 (1.17%) Clustering
15 198 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 184 (0.82%) PKI
17 174 (0.77%) Blackberry
18 157 (0.70%) Smartphone
19 152 (0.67%) Client/Server
20 147 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8,156 (36.14%) Windows
2 3,717 (16.47%) Windows Server
3 2,359 (10.45%) Windows 10
4 1,864 (8.26%) Linux
5 1,602 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,498 (6.64%) Windows 7
7 1,154 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 475 (2.10%) Unix
9 467 (2.07%) Android
10 402 (1.78%) Windows 8
11 370 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 310 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 191 (0.85%) Mac OS
14 154 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 145 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 142 (0.63%) Windows XP
17 136 (0.60%) CentOS
18 109 (0.48%) Ubuntu
19 79 (0.35%) Solaris
20 65 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,059 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3,282 (14.54%) ITIL
3 3,219 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
4 2,237 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
5 2,209 (9.79%) DevOps
6 2,037 (9.03%) MVC
7 1,645 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,578 (6.99%) Project Management
9 1,484 (6.58%) Scrum
10 1,395 (6.18%) Mentoring
11 1,341 (5.94%) Migration
12 1,328 (5.88%) CRM
13 1,248 (5.53%) Analytics
14 1,179 (5.22%) Software Engineering
15 1,152 (5.10%) TDD
16 1,054 (4.67%) SDLC
17 1,019 (4.51%) Test Automation
18 986 (4.37%) Project Delivery
19 946 (4.19%) Change Management
20 944 (4.18%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 5,874 (26.03%) SQL
2 5,150 (22.82%) C#
3 2,796 (12.39%) JavaScript
4 2,337 (10.35%) PowerShell
5 1,452 (6.43%) T-SQL
6 1,192 (5.28%) Python
7 1,073 (4.75%) Java
8 422 (1.87%) VB.NET
9 421 (1.87%) C
10 377 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 371 (1.64%) VB
12 350 (1.55%) C++
13 335 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 263 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 245 (1.09%) Ruby
16 237 (1.05%) R
17 217 (0.96%) VBA
18 195 (0.86%) PHP
19 191 (0.85%) PL/SQL
20 145 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,532 (11.22%) Degree
2 2,218 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,052 (4.66%) MCSE
4 889 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
5 840 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 716 (3.17%) CCNA
7 678 (3.00%) MCSA
8 504 (2.23%) MCP
9 481 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 403 (1.79%) SC Cleared
11 386 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 304 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 283 (1.25%) CCNP
14 240 (1.06%) MCITP
15 184 (0.82%) DV Cleared
16 147 (0.65%) CISSP
17 138 (0.61%) PMI Certification
18 130 (0.58%) ISTQB
19 124 (0.55%) ISEB
20 115 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,278 (5.66%) SLA
2 847 (3.75%) QA
3 407 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 330 (1.46%) GDPR
5 250 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 220 (0.97%) PMO
7 143 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 109 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 95 (0.42%) COBIT
10 76 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 68 (0.30%) NIST
12 50 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 32 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 22 (0.097%) HMG Infosec
14 22 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 22 (0.097%) JSP 440
14 22 (0.097%) WAI
15 21 (0.093%) NCSC
16 20 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 17 (0.075%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 6,006 (26.61%) Active Directory
2 2,281 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,695 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 676 (3.00%) Docker
5 553 (2.45%) XenApp
6 460 (2.04%) vSphere
7 379 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 333 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 276 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
10 196 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 142 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 120 (0.53%) Firmware
13 113 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 113 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
14 89 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 76 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 72 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 69 (0.31%) NFS
17 69 (0.31%) VMware NSX
18 50 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,772 (7.85%) SCCM
2 656 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 431 (1.91%) Ansible
4 413 (1.83%) Kubernetes
5 391 (1.73%) Terraform
6 375 (1.66%) SCOM
7 324 (1.44%) Puppet
8 296 (1.31%) WSUS
9 268 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
10 157 (0.70%) Backup Exec
11 124 (0.55%) vCenter Server
12 113 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
13 92 (0.41%) SCVMM
14 88 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 86 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
15 86 (0.38%) Nagios
16 80 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
17 79 (0.35%) AirWatch
18 78 (0.35%) vRealize
19 72 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3,470 (15.37%) VMware
2 2,030 (8.99%) Cisco
3 1,797 (7.96%) Citrix
4 1,249 (5.53%) Oracle
5 681 (3.02%) HP
6 652 (2.89%) Google
7 612 (2.71%) SAP
8 517 (2.29%) Dell
9 476 (2.11%) IBM
10 465 (2.06%) Apple
11 405 (1.79%) Veeam
12 382 (1.69%) Tableau
13 353 (1.56%) ServiceNow
14 321 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
15 307 (1.36%) Meraki
16 305 (1.35%) NetApp
17 258 (1.14%) Symantec
18 205 (0.91%) Adobe
18 205 (0.91%) Red Hat
19 199 (0.88%) EMC