Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9,941 23,331 29,243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.83% 16.40% 17.23%
As % of the Vendors category 38.57% 38.62% 39.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,826 20,189 25,709
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 25,776 60,408 73,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.05% 42.45% 43.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19,726 46,289 56,913
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 -2 9,107 £50,000 +11.11% 1,768
UK excluding London -3 6,169 £45,000 +5.88% 1,474
London -1 3,410 £58,500 +6.36% 434
South East -2 1,724 £47,500 +5.56% 329
North of England -5 1,496 £45,000 +12.50% 382
Midlands 0 1,127 £45,000 +7.72% 287
Work from Home -5 865 £52,500 -12.50% 269
North West -5 841 £47,500 +13.10% 221
West Midlands +2 796 £45,000 - 162
South West +1 716 £42,500 +3.03% 180
East of England 0 580 £42,500 - 154
Yorkshire -7 503 £42,500 +6.25% 125
East Midlands 0 326 £45,000 +20.00% 125
Scotland +1 307 £49,500 +19.28% 79
Wales -4 168 £40,000 +5.26% 53
North East -2 153 £40,500 +11.25% 36
Northern Ireland -3 67 £48,750 +46.62% 15
Channel Islands -2 9 £55,000 +4.76%
Isle of Man -4 3 £33,000 -30.53%

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 4,407 (44.33%) Azure
2 3,371 (33.91%) Windows
3 2,788 (28.05%) SQL Server
4 2,739 (27.55%) SQL
5 2,443 (24.57%) Active Directory
6 2,367 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 2,333 (23.47%) .NET
8 2,280 (22.94%) Office 365
9 2,181 (21.94%) C#
10 1,887 (18.98%) Finance
11 1,729 (17.39%) VMware
12 1,653 (16.63%) Windows Server
13 1,352 (13.60%) Microsoft Office
14 1,338 (13.46%) AWS
15 1,222 (12.29%) JavaScript
16 1,217 (12.24%) PowerShell
17 1,198 (12.05%) ITIL
18 1,180 (11.87%) DevOps
19 1,146 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,120 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
21 1,112 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
22 1,009 (10.15%) ASP.NET
23 993 (9.99%) Degree
24 968 (9.74%) Cisco
25 960 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
26 908 (9.13%) Firewall
27 906 (9.11%) MVC
28 904 (9.09%) Power Platform
29 893 (8.98%) Linux
30 886 (8.91%) 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
1 853 (8.58%) SharePoint
2 620 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 355 (3.57%) IIS
4 264 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 162 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 162 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 136 (1.37%) Confluence
6 136 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 135 (1.36%) CMS
8 80 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 68 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 68 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 61 (0.61%) Apache
11 54 (0.54%) EPiServer
12 53 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
13 43 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 42 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 38 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 34 (0.34%) Kentico
17 22 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,352 (13.60%) Microsoft Office
2 722 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 265 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 155 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 153 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 28 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.091%) Acrobat
9 8 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.050%) InVision
10 5 (0.050%) Sketch
11 4 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.040%) EPLAN
11 4 (0.040%) Revit
12 3 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.030%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 395 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 146 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 87 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 52 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 29 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 25 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 19 (0.19%) SAP Business One
8 18 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 18 (0.18%) Sage 200
9 17 (0.17%) Sage 500
10 15 (0.15%) Magento
11 13 (0.13%) Elite 3E
12 12 (0.12%) Maximo
13 11 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
14 10 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 8 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
15 8 (0.080%) Shopify
15 8 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
16 7 (0.070%) Exchequer
17 6 (0.060%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4,407 (44.33%) Azure
2 2,280 (22.94%) Office 365
3 1,338 (13.46%) AWS
4 904 (9.09%) Power Platform
5 545 (5.48%) SaaS
6 543 (5.46%) PaaS
7 515 (5.18%) IaaS
8 497 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 468 (4.71%) Dynamics 365
10 270 (2.72%) GCP
11 178 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
12 177 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
13 164 (1.65%) Serverless
14 150 (1.51%) PowerApps
15 139 (1.40%) OneDrive
16 100 (1.01%) Logic Apps
17 76 (0.76%) GitHub
17 76 (0.76%) Mimecast
18 71 (0.71%) Azure Functions
19 58 (0.58%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 908 (9.13%) Firewall
2 794 (7.99%) DNS
3 672 (6.76%) DHCP
4 544 (5.47%) WAN
5 502 (5.05%) TCP/IP
6 497 (5.00%) LAN
7 440 (4.43%) VPN
8 393 (3.95%) SAN
9 365 (3.67%) Skype
10 305 (3.07%) Internet
11 237 (2.38%) Wireless
12 215 (2.16%) VoIP
13 197 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
14 180 (1.81%) Network Security
15 164 (1.65%) VLAN
16 152 (1.53%) Unified Communications
17 106 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
18 104 (1.05%) NetScaler
19 90 (0.91%) iSCSI
20 88 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,788 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 799 (8.04%) Power BI
3 676 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 607 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 563 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
6 417 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 305 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 245 (2.46%) Data Lake
9 238 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 234 (2.35%) Big Data
11 219 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 218 (2.19%) MongoDB
13 180 (1.81%) MySQL
14 179 (1.80%) NoSQL
15 145 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
16 124 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 116 (1.17%) SQL Server 2019
18 109 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 106 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
19 106 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 534 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 426 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 312 (3.14%) JIRA
4 248 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 212 (2.13%) Selenium
6 209 (2.10%) Jenkins
7 160 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 143 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 133 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 104 (1.05%) NUnit
11 94 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
12 86 (0.87%) Subversion
13 60 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 56 (0.56%) MSTest
15 54 (0.54%) Bitbucket
16 52 (0.52%) SoapUI
17 51 (0.51%) Moq
18 49 (0.49%) WebDriver
19 36 (0.36%) Cucumber
20 33 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,887 (18.98%) Finance
2 351 (3.53%) Public Sector
3 341 (3.43%) Law
4 307 (3.09%) Retail
5 290 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 273 (2.75%) Marketing
7 259 (2.61%) Legal
8 238 (2.39%) Banking
9 224 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 115 (1.16%) Games
11 110 (1.11%) Local Government
12 103 (1.04%) Advertising
13 90 (0.91%) Back Office
14 85 (0.86%) Financial Institution
15 80 (0.80%) Front Office
16 77 (0.77%) Electronics
17 39 (0.39%) Billing
17 39 (0.39%) Investment Banking
18 36 (0.36%) Automotive
19 34 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,225 (22.38%) Developer
2 1,226 (12.33%) Analyst
3 872 (8.77%) .NET Developer
4 690 (6.94%) Architect
5 653 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 621 (6.25%) Consultant
7 590 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 539 (5.42%) C# Developer
9 396 (3.98%) Senior Developer
10 395 (3.97%) IT Support
11 389 (3.91%) Support Analyst
12 363 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
13 356 (3.58%) IT Engineer
14 348 (3.50%) Software Developer
15 287 (2.89%) Administrator
16 262 (2.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 255 (2.57%) Azure Engineer
18 237 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
19 232 (2.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 231 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,333 (23.47%) .NET
2 1,009 (10.15%) ASP.NET
3 762 (7.67%) .NET Framework
4 742 (7.46%) AngularJS
5 738 (7.42%) HTML
6 662 (6.66%) .NET Core
7 657 (6.61%) CSS
8 560 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 493 (4.96%) React
10 479 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 417 (4.19%) Web Services
12 410 (4.12%) Entity Framework
13 368 (3.70%) jQuery
14 321 (3.23%) REST
15 275 (2.77%) HTML5
16 255 (2.57%) XML
17 217 (2.18%) Vue.js
18 202 (2.03%) Node.js
19 198 (1.99%) RESTful
20 178 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 860 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 602 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 415 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 352 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
5 347 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 247 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 227 (2.28%) User Experience
8 166 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 165 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 139 (1.40%) Clustering
11 135 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 134 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
13 130 (1.31%) PKI
14 112 (1.13%) Replication
15 108 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
16 103 (1.04%) Cloud Native
17 101 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 101 (1.02%) Hedge funds
18 96 (0.97%) Private Cloud
19 90 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3,371 (33.91%) Windows
2 1,653 (16.63%) Windows Server
3 893 (8.98%) Linux
4 886 (8.91%) Windows 10
5 603 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 502 (5.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 380 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 373 (3.75%) Windows 7
9 201 (2.02%) Unix
10 196 (1.97%) Windows Server 2019
11 162 (1.63%) Android
12 148 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 92 (0.93%) Windows 8
14 90 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 69 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 58 (0.58%) Mac OS X
17 56 (0.56%) CentOS
18 43 (0.43%) Mac OS
19 37 (0.37%) Solaris
19 37 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,367 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,198 (12.05%) ITIL
3 1,180 (11.87%) DevOps
4 1,120 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
5 1,112 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
6 906 (9.11%) MVC
7 852 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 746 (7.50%) Scrum
9 730 (7.34%) Migration
10 713 (7.17%) Analytics
11 673 (6.77%) Project Management
12 644 (6.48%) CRM
13 528 (5.31%) Project Delivery
14 511 (5.14%) TDD
15 504 (5.07%) Test Automation
16 491 (4.94%) Mentoring
17 472 (4.75%) Microservices
18 453 (4.56%) Software Engineering
19 440 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
20 417 (4.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2,739 (27.55%) SQL
2 2,181 (21.94%) C#
3 1,222 (12.29%) JavaScript
4 1,217 (12.24%) PowerShell
5 649 (6.53%) Python
6 602 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 313 (3.15%) Java
8 222 (2.23%) TypeScript
9 168 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 147 (1.48%) VBA
11 146 (1.47%) C++
12 139 (1.40%) C
12 139 (1.40%) R
13 128 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 107 (1.08%) VB
15 105 (1.06%) PHP
16 97 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 96 (0.97%) PL/SQL
18 68 (0.68%) Perl
19 60 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 993 (9.99%) Degree
2 960 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 531 (5.34%) Security Cleared
4 423 (4.26%) MCSE
5 370 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 335 (3.37%) SC Cleared
7 331 (3.33%) MCSA
8 277 (2.79%) CCNA
9 187 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 175 (1.76%) MCP
11 150 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 145 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 133 (1.34%) CCNP
14 117 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 93 (0.94%) CISSP
16 92 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
17 72 (0.72%) MCITP
18 68 (0.68%) CISM
19 47 (0.47%) ISEB
19 47 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 472 (4.75%) SLA
2 305 (3.07%) QA
3 243 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 214 (2.15%) GDPR
5 116 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 100 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 63 (0.63%) NIST
8 44 (0.44%) PMO
9 30 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 29 (0.29%) NCSC
11 28 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 27 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.22%) BS25999
14 20 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 18 (0.18%) NIST 800
16 14 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 12 (0.12%) COBIT
18 6 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 19770
18 6 (0.060%) SEPA
18 6 (0.060%) TARGET2
System Software
1 2,443 (24.57%) Active Directory
2 1,146 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 792 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 350 (3.52%) Docker
5 281 (2.83%) vSphere
6 254 (2.56%) XenApp
7 222 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 177 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 147 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 97 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 63 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 45 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 44 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 43 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 40 (0.40%) Firmware
16 39 (0.39%) BitLocker
16 39 (0.39%) NFS
17 32 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
18 31 (0.31%) Terminal Server
19 27 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 745 (7.49%) SCCM
2 370 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 273 (2.75%) Kubernetes
4 245 (2.46%) Terraform
5 212 (2.13%) Ansible
6 164 (1.65%) SCOM
7 157 (1.58%) WSUS
8 139 (1.40%) Puppet
9 123 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
10 105 (1.06%) SCVMM
11 80 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 77 (0.77%) vCenter Server
13 58 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
14 54 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
15 49 (0.49%) Nagios
16 39 (0.39%) NetBackup
17 35 (0.35%) SCOrch
18 31 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
19 30 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
20 26 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,729 (17.39%) VMware
2 968 (9.74%) Cisco
3 766 (7.71%) Citrix
4 487 (4.90%) Oracle
5 364 (3.66%) HP
6 316 (3.18%) Google
7 305 (3.07%) SAP
8 232 (2.33%) Dell
9 216 (2.17%) IBM
10 199 (2.00%) Tableau
11 184 (1.85%) Veeam
12 156 (1.57%) NetApp
13 154 (1.55%) Databricks
14 152 (1.53%) CheckPoint
15 124 (1.25%) EMC
16 122 (1.23%) Palo Alto
17 118 (1.19%) Apple
18 110 (1.11%) Sophos
19 102 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
20 100 (1.01%) Red Hat