Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 28711 31834 36250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.31% 16.16% 16.62%
As % of the Vendors category 36.63% 36.39% 35.79%
Number of salaries quoted 24192 27364 30924
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 78377 87488 101294
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.52% 44.40% 46.44%
Number of salaries quoted 60957 71153 81835
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 27075 £42,500 - 1983
UK excluding London -2 17685 £40,000 +3.90% 1493
London +2 10401 £52,500 +5.00% 577
South East -1 5475 £40,000 - 409
North of England 0 4428 £37,500 - 453
Midlands -2 2884 £40,000 +6.67% 233
North West -1 2295 £37,500 - 231
East of England -1 2056 £40,000 -4.76% 141
West Midlands +1 1966 £40,000 +14.29% 148
Yorkshire +4 1949 £37,500 - 182
South West -4 1772 £36,500 +4.29% 154
East Midlands -2 919 £40,000 +6.67% 83
Scotland 0 667 £40,000 - 68
Wales -3 389 £36,500 +7.35% 31
North East -6 187 £36,000 +2.13% 40
Northern Ireland -4 87 £35,000 -3.45% 5
Channel Islands +5 13 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man +6 12 £47,500 +5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9976 (34.75%) Windows
2 9863 (34.35%) SQL Server
3 9190 (32.01%) SQL
4 8061 (28.08%) .NET
5 7439 (25.91%) C#
6 6555 (22.83%) Active Directory
7 6456 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
8 6191 (21.56%) Finance
9 4967 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 4799 (16.71%) Windows Server
11 4683 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
12 4590 (15.99%) VMware
13 4358 (15.18%) ASP.NET
14 4159 (14.49%) JavaScript
15 4039 (14.07%) ITIL
16 3910 (13.62%) Degree
17 3729 (12.99%) MVC
18 3628 (12.64%) HTML
19 3446 (12.00%) Office 365
20 3334 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
21 3180 (11.08%) MS Exchange
22 3044 (10.60%) CSS
23 3029 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
24 2924 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2656 (9.25%) Cisco
26 2632 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 2593 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 2527 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
29 2525 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
30 2473 (8.61%) SharePoint

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 3180 (11.08%) MS Exchange
2 2473 (8.61%) SharePoint
3 1455 (5.07%) IIS
4 1287 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1029 (3.58%) Skype for Business
6 861 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 647 (2.25%) CMS
8 453 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
9 377 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 336 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 300 (1.04%) Apache
12 258 (0.90%) SAS
13 256 (0.89%) Umbraco
14 235 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
15 224 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
16 219 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
17 215 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 215 (0.75%) Tomcat
18 193 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
19 181 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 4683 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2385 (8.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 843 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 650 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 582 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
6 143 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 95 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 59 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 55 (0.19%) SPSS
10 39 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 39 (0.14%) InDesign
11 24 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
11 24 (0.084%) AutoCAD
12 22 (0.077%) InfoPath
13 21 (0.073%) Acrobat
14 15 (0.052%) FrameMaker
15 13 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
16 12 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
17 10 (0.035%) RoboHelp
18 9 (0.031%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1495 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 830 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
3 470 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 59 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 51 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 50 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 43 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 35 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 34 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 34 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 27 (0.094%) SAP Business One
11 26 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 21 (0.073%) Primavera
12 21 (0.073%) Siebel CRM
13 20 (0.070%) SAP EWM
14 19 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
14 19 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
15 18 (0.063%) SAP MM
15 18 (0.063%) SAP SD
16 17 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4967 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3446 (12.00%) Office 365
3 2079 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
4 786 (2.74%) SaaS
5 761 (2.65%) IaaS
6 654 (2.28%) PaaS
7 402 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
8 316 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 285 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 152 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 134 (0.47%) GitHub
12 112 (0.39%) Mimecast
13 98 (0.34%) Google Analytics
14 92 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
14 92 (0.32%) G Suite
15 81 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
16 79 (0.28%) OneDrive
17 71 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
18 69 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 59 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2319 (8.08%) Firewall
2 2057 (7.16%) DNS
3 1655 (5.76%) WAN
4 1580 (5.50%) LAN
5 1541 (5.37%) DHCP
6 1457 (5.07%) SAN
7 1428 (4.97%) TCP/IP
8 1187 (4.13%) VPN
9 826 (2.88%) Skype
10 745 (2.59%) Internet
11 671 (2.34%) VoIP
12 517 (1.80%) Wireless
13 492 (1.71%) VLAN
14 469 (1.63%) Network Security
15 359 (1.25%) MPLS
16 315 (1.10%) NAS
17 285 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
17 285 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
18 276 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
19 270 (0.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9863 (34.35%) SQL Server
2 2632 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2593 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1650 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1575 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1407 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1100 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1044 (3.64%) Power BI
9 1021 (3.56%) Relational Database
10 838 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 678 (2.36%) MySQL
12 649 (2.26%) Big Data
13 639 (2.23%) NoSQL
14 506 (1.76%) QlikView
15 505 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
16 499 (1.74%) MongoDB
16 499 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
17 355 (1.24%) RDBMS
18 290 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
19 268 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1825 (6.36%) Visual Studio
2 1651 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 996 (3.47%) Git (software)
4 658 (2.29%) JIRA
5 520 (1.81%) NUnit
6 512 (1.78%) TeamCity
7 483 (1.68%) Subversion
8 453 (1.58%) Jenkins
9 447 (1.56%) Selenium
10 289 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 213 (0.74%) SpecFlow
12 194 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 155 (0.54%) Moq
14 123 (0.43%) NuGet
15 120 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
16 115 (0.40%) MSI
17 113 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
18 111 (0.39%) MSBuild
19 101 (0.35%) Jasmine
20 99 (0.34%) MSTest
General
1 6191 (21.56%) Finance
2 1663 (5.79%) Retail
3 1396 (4.86%) Banking
4 1042 (3.63%) Marketing
5 1033 (3.60%) Advertising
6 910 (3.17%) Legal
7 894 (3.11%) Manufacturing
8 778 (2.71%) Telecoms
9 573 (2.00%) Investment Banking
10 514 (1.79%) Law
11 425 (1.48%) Retail Banking
12 324 (1.13%) Back Office
13 296 (1.03%) Games
14 265 (0.92%) Electronics
15 231 (0.80%) Front Office
16 230 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 202 (0.70%) Publishing
18 172 (0.60%) Automotive
19 152 (0.53%) Billing
20 126 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7711 (26.86%) Developer
2 4966 (17.30%) Analyst
3 3413 (11.89%) .NET Developer
4 2335 (8.13%) C# Developer
5 1812 (6.31%) Support Analyst
6 1779 (6.20%) Support Engineer
7 1759 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 1700 (5.92%) Consultant
9 1494 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1493 (5.20%) Architect
11 1410 (4.91%) Senior Developer
12 1378 (4.80%) IT Support
13 1176 (4.10%) SQL Developer
14 1102 (3.84%) Software Developer
15 967 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
16 943 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
17 932 (3.25%) Administrator
18 908 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 794 (2.77%) IT Engineer
20 785 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8061 (28.08%) .NET
2 4358 (15.18%) ASP.NET
3 3628 (12.64%) HTML
4 3044 (10.60%) CSS
5 2195 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2050 (7.14%) Web Services
7 1987 (6.92%) AngularJS
8 1952 (6.80%) .NET Framework
9 1833 (6.38%) jQuery
10 1461 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1286 (4.48%) WCF
12 1257 (4.38%) XML
13 1232 (4.29%) HTML5
14 978 (3.41%) Entity Framework
15 803 (2.80%) WPF
16 734 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 665 (2.32%) RESTful
18 631 (2.20%) Ajax
19 628 (2.19%) REST
20 575 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2527 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 1546 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 1176 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 1047 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 887 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
6 768 (2.67%) User Experience
7 550 (1.92%) Clustering
8 523 (1.82%) Driving Licence
9 468 (1.63%) Blackberry
10 456 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 421 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 379 (1.32%) Fintech
13 366 (1.27%) Replication
14 344 (1.20%) iPad
15 314 (1.09%) Public Cloud
16 308 (1.07%) Client/Server
17 236 (0.82%) Hedge funds
18 191 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
19 184 (0.64%) Data Structures
20 177 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9976 (34.75%) Windows
2 4799 (16.71%) Windows Server
3 2525 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2341 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2274 (7.92%) Windows 7
6 2106 (7.34%) Linux
7 1456 (5.07%) Windows 10
8 724 (2.52%) Windows 8
9 717 (2.50%) Unix
10 715 (2.49%) Android
11 677 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 560 (1.95%) Apple iOS
13 409 (1.42%) Windows XP
14 368 (1.28%) Mac OS X
15 279 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 169 (0.59%) CentOS
17 157 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 109 (0.38%) Solaris
19 107 (0.37%) Ubuntu
20 95 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6456 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 4039 (14.07%) ITIL
3 3729 (12.99%) MVC
4 3334 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
5 2142 (7.46%) CRM
6 2088 (7.27%) Scrum
7 1988 (6.92%) Project Management
8 1891 (6.59%) TDD
9 1602 (5.58%) SDLC
10 1489 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 1443 (5.03%) ETL
12 1376 (4.79%) Software Engineering
13 1364 (4.75%) Test Automation
14 1347 (4.69%) OO
15 1316 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
16 1311 (4.57%) Web Development
17 1253 (4.36%) DevOps
18 1231 (4.29%) Analytics
19 1187 (4.13%) Migration
20 1150 (4.01%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9190 (32.01%) SQL
2 7439 (25.91%) C#
3 4159 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 2464 (8.58%) T-SQL
5 2261 (7.88%) PowerShell
6 1540 (5.36%) Java
7 788 (2.74%) Python
8 772 (2.69%) VB.NET
9 589 (2.05%) C++
10 565 (1.97%) VB
11 540 (1.88%) C
12 429 (1.49%) PHP
13 368 (1.28%) VBA
14 324 (1.13%) Ruby
15 296 (1.03%) Perl
16 292 (1.02%) R
17 287 (1.00%) TypeScript
18 238 (0.83%) VBScript
19 225 (0.78%) Bash Shell
20 196 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3910 (13.62%) Degree
2 3029 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1449 (5.05%) MCSE
4 1044 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 851 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 846 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 788 (2.74%) MCSA
8 786 (2.74%) MCP
9 734 (2.56%) CCNA
10 581 (2.02%) SC Cleared
11 435 (1.52%) CCNP
11 435 (1.52%) MCITP
12 424 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 414 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 295 (1.03%) ISEB
15 262 (0.91%) ISTQB
16 239 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
17 198 (0.69%) MCTS
18 194 (0.68%) CISSP
18 194 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1250 (4.35%) SLA
2 1116 (3.89%) QA
3 346 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 320 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 261 (0.91%) PMO
6 196 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 135 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 103 (0.36%) Basel III
9 95 (0.33%) GDPR
10 77 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 67 (0.23%) COBIT
12 50 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 41 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 37 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
15 35 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 34 (0.12%) HL7
17 30 (0.10%) MiFID
18 20 (0.070%) ISO 22301
19 19 (0.066%) BS25999
20 14 (0.049%) GCP
System Software
1 6555 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 2924 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2027 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 780 (2.72%) XenApp
5 677 (2.36%) vSphere
6 574 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
7 495 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 276 (0.96%) Docker
9 273 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 258 (0.90%) Terminal Services
11 193 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 180 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
13 134 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
14 112 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 112 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
15 97 (0.34%) XenServer
16 76 (0.26%) vCloud
17 71 (0.25%) Xen
18 68 (0.24%) Firmware
19 62 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1582 (5.51%) SCCM
2 555 (1.93%) SCOM
3 534 (1.86%) Puppet
4 387 (1.35%) WSUS
5 382 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 363 (1.26%) Ansible
7 355 (1.24%) Backup Exec
8 178 (0.62%) vCenter Server
9 164 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 150 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 148 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 139 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
13 122 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
14 121 (0.42%) Nagios
15 109 (0.38%) Terraform
16 105 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
17 81 (0.28%) NetBackup
18 80 (0.28%) Kibana
19 74 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 73 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4590 (15.99%) VMware
2 2656 (9.25%) Cisco
3 2311 (8.05%) Citrix
4 2053 (7.15%) Oracle
5 1267 (4.41%) HP
6 943 (3.28%) SAP
7 652 (2.27%) NetApp
7 652 (2.27%) Tableau
8 574 (2.00%) IBM
9 563 (1.96%) Google
10 549 (1.91%) Apple
11 538 (1.87%) Dell
12 428 (1.49%) Veeam
13 353 (1.23%) Juniper
14 342 (1.19%) Symantec
15 324 (1.13%) Red Hat
16 319 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
17 313 (1.09%) Sitecore
18 298 (1.04%) McAfee
19 292 (1.02%) EMC