Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19,125 24,561 30,961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.52% 16.46% 17.36%
As % of the Vendors category 39.74% 39.01% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16,638 20,740 27,819
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 48,129 62,959 79,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.58% 42.20% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 36,875 48,338 62,382
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
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 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 0 17,478 £47,500 +5.26% 2,542
UK excluding London +1 12,005 £43,500 +2.35% 2,105
London -2 6,419 £55,000 - 644
South East 0 3,676 £45,000 - 490
North of England -2 2,703 £42,500 +1.19% 581
Midlands 0 2,122 £45,000 +6.51% 367
North West -2 1,473 £45,000 +5.88% 295
South West +5 1,378 £42,000 +5.00% 248
West Midlands +1 1,364 £45,000 +5.88% 235
Work from Home +3 1,302 £57,500 - 347
East of England 0 1,117 £42,500 - 216
Yorkshire -2 990 £42,500 +6.25% 199
East Midlands +1 747 £43,000 +7.50% 130
Scotland +2 593 £44,000 +10.00% 112
Wales +1 351 £40,500 +8.00% 76
North East 0 241 £39,000 +6.12% 87
Northern Ireland 0 83 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Channel Islands -3 10 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Isle of Man -6 3 £33,000 -30.53% 1

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 7,334 (38.35%) Azure
2 6,765 (35.37%) Windows
3 5,152 (26.94%) SQL Server
4 4,965 (25.96%) SQL
5 4,889 (25.56%) Active Directory
6 4,772 (24.95%) Office 365
7 4,379 (22.90%) .NET
8 4,232 (22.13%) C#
9 4,201 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
10 3,408 (17.82%) Finance
11 3,088 (16.15%) Windows Server
12 3,053 (15.96%) VMware
13 3,006 (15.72%) Microsoft Office
14 2,448 (12.80%) JavaScript
15 2,397 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
16 2,382 (12.45%) ITIL
17 2,249 (11.76%) AWS
18 2,020 (10.56%) PowerShell
19 2,017 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,994 (10.43%) DevOps
21 1,976 (10.33%) Windows 10
22 1,967 (10.28%) ASP.NET
23 1,864 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,755 (9.18%) Degree
25 1,731 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
26 1,729 (9.04%) MVC
27 1,726 (9.02%) SharePoint
28 1,715 (8.97%) Firewall
29 1,646 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
30 1,595 (8.34%) DNS

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 1,726 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 1,434 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 674 (3.52%) IIS
4 610 (3.19%) Skype for Business
5 396 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 368 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 231 (1.21%) Confluence
8 204 (1.07%) CMS
9 186 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 150 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
11 124 (0.65%) Apache
12 116 (0.61%) Apache Spark
13 104 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 102 (0.53%) EPiServer
15 73 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
16 64 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
17 59 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
18 57 (0.30%) Tomcat
18 57 (0.30%) WebSphere
19 55 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3,006 (15.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1,578 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 654 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 342 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 250 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 68 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 49 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 39 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 26 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 24 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 21 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 18 (0.094%) InVision
12 18 (0.094%) Sketch
13 15 (0.078%) LibreOffice
14 14 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
15 13 (0.068%) Acrobat
16 11 (0.058%) Camtasia
17 10 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
18 9 (0.047%) Chatbot
19 8 (0.042%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 718 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 357 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 168 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 121 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 57 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 50 (0.26%) Sage 200
7 47 (0.25%) SAP Business One
8 39 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 37 (0.19%) Sage 500
10 25 (0.13%) Elite 3E
11 24 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
12 19 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
13 16 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
14 15 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
15 14 (0.073%) Magento
15 14 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
16 13 (0.068%) Primavera
17 12 (0.063%) Cognos Planning
18 11 (0.058%) assyst
18 11 (0.058%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 7,334 (38.35%) Azure
2 4,772 (24.95%) Office 365
3 2,249 (11.76%) AWS
4 1,371 (7.17%) Power Platform
5 948 (4.96%) SaaS
6 896 (4.68%) Dynamics 365
7 786 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 765 (4.00%) PaaS
9 747 (3.91%) IaaS
10 342 (1.79%) GCP
11 290 (1.52%) OneDrive
12 283 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
13 261 (1.36%) Serverless
14 254 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
15 209 (1.09%) PowerApps
16 129 (0.67%) Mimecast
17 126 (0.66%) Azure Functions
18 111 (0.58%) GitHub
19 90 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
20 74 (0.39%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,715 (8.97%) Firewall
2 1,595 (8.34%) DNS
3 1,286 (6.72%) DHCP
4 1,051 (5.50%) TCP/IP
5 1,015 (5.31%) WAN
6 1,003 (5.24%) LAN
7 769 (4.02%) VPN
8 708 (3.70%) Skype
9 673 (3.52%) SAN
10 528 (2.76%) Internet
11 493 (2.58%) VoIP
12 471 (2.46%) Wireless
13 372 (1.95%) VLAN
14 297 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
15 250 (1.31%) Unified Communications
16 237 (1.24%) Network Security
17 227 (1.19%) NetScaler
18 222 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
19 181 (0.95%) NAS
20 150 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,152 (26.94%) SQL Server
2 1,199 (6.27%) Power BI
3 1,115 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,023 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 904 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
6 656 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 487 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 441 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 414 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 378 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 301 (1.57%) NoSQL
12 295 (1.54%) MySQL
13 291 (1.52%) Big Data
14 278 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 265 (1.39%) Data Lake
16 262 (1.37%) MongoDB
17 231 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
18 173 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
19 172 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 170 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 907 (4.74%) Visual Studio
2 875 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 656 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 554 (2.90%) JIRA
5 375 (1.96%) Selenium
6 293 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 252 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 204 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 199 (1.04%) TeamCity
10 189 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 131 (0.68%) NUnit
12 130 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 124 (0.65%) Subversion
14 99 (0.52%) Bitbucket
15 93 (0.49%) WebDriver
16 85 (0.44%) SoapUI
17 65 (0.34%) MSTest
18 64 (0.33%) Cucumber
19 58 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
20 57 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,408 (17.82%) Finance
2 766 (4.01%) Retail
3 679 (3.55%) Public Sector
4 594 (3.11%) Marketing
5 577 (3.02%) Legal
6 480 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 472 (2.47%) Law
8 426 (2.23%) Banking
9 372 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 219 (1.15%) Advertising
11 179 (0.94%) Games
12 144 (0.75%) Local Government
13 139 (0.73%) Back Office
14 121 (0.63%) Billing
15 112 (0.59%) Front Office
16 102 (0.53%) Electronics
17 100 (0.52%) Financial Institution
18 91 (0.48%) Automotive
19 69 (0.36%) Publishing
20 67 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,041 (21.13%) Developer
2 2,517 (13.16%) Analyst
3 1,570 (8.21%) .NET Developer
4 1,340 (7.01%) Consultant
5 1,328 (6.94%) Architect
6 1,314 (6.87%) Support Engineer
7 1,088 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,035 (5.41%) IT Support
9 1,000 (5.23%) C# Developer
10 814 (4.26%) Support Analyst
11 770 (4.03%) Software Developer
12 759 (3.97%) IT Engineer
13 659 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 643 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 636 (3.33%) Administrator
16 569 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
17 525 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
18 438 (2.29%) IT Analyst
19 419 (2.19%) Service Analyst
20 415 (2.17%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,379 (22.90%) .NET
2 1,967 (10.28%) ASP.NET
3 1,532 (8.01%) HTML
4 1,449 (7.58%) AngularJS
5 1,402 (7.33%) .NET Framework
6 1,384 (7.24%) CSS
7 1,072 (5.61%) .NET Core
8 1,002 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 968 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 928 (4.85%) Web Services
11 761 (3.98%) React
12 743 (3.88%) jQuery
13 663 (3.47%) Entity Framework
14 521 (2.72%) XML
15 519 (2.71%) REST
16 486 (2.54%) HTML5
17 465 (2.43%) RESTful
18 420 (2.20%) Node.js
19 369 (1.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 362 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,646 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1,154 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 810 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
4 803 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 616 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
6 483 (2.53%) User Experience
7 387 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 350 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 300 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 298 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 267 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 250 (1.31%) Clustering
13 232 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 201 (1.05%) Private Cloud
15 188 (0.98%) Replication
16 142 (0.74%) PKI
16 142 (0.74%) Virtual Team
17 120 (0.63%) Data Structures
18 114 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
19 113 (0.59%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 6,765 (35.37%) Windows
2 3,088 (16.15%) Windows Server
3 1,976 (10.33%) Windows 10
4 1,470 (7.69%) Linux
5 1,119 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 958 (5.01%) Windows 7
7 913 (4.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 741 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 328 (1.72%) Unix
10 323 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 306 (1.60%) Android
11 306 (1.60%) Windows 8
12 275 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 180 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 129 (0.67%) Mac OS
14 129 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 101 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 95 (0.50%) Windows XP
17 87 (0.45%) Ubuntu
18 79 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,201 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,397 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
3 2,382 (12.45%) ITIL
4 1,994 (10.43%) DevOps
5 1,731 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
6 1,729 (9.04%) MVC
7 1,450 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,446 (7.56%) Project Management
9 1,391 (7.27%) Scrum
10 1,304 (6.82%) Migration
11 1,190 (6.22%) CRM
12 1,096 (5.73%) Analytics
13 1,079 (5.64%) TDD
14 1,033 (5.40%) Mentoring
15 943 (4.93%) Project Delivery
16 865 (4.52%) Presales
17 863 (4.51%) Test Automation
18 801 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
19 797 (4.17%) Software Engineering
20 791 (4.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4,965 (25.96%) SQL
2 4,232 (22.13%) C#
3 2,448 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 2,020 (10.56%) PowerShell
5 1,136 (5.94%) T-SQL
6 932 (4.87%) Python
7 632 (3.30%) Java
8 380 (1.99%) TypeScript
9 342 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 333 (1.74%) C
11 277 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 257 (1.34%) VB
13 254 (1.33%) PHP
14 237 (1.24%) C++
15 203 (1.06%) VBA
16 178 (0.93%) R
17 166 (0.87%) VBScript
18 163 (0.85%) Perl
19 143 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 143 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,864 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,755 (9.18%) Degree
3 804 (4.20%) MCSE
4 727 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 627 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 622 (3.25%) MCSA
7 448 (2.34%) CCNA
8 435 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 362 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 331 (1.73%) MCP
11 256 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 232 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 221 (1.16%) CCNP
14 178 (0.93%) DV Cleared
15 161 (0.84%) CISSP
16 147 (0.77%) MCITP
17 115 (0.60%) ISEB
18 111 (0.58%) ISTQB
19 94 (0.49%) A+ Certification
20 89 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,079 (5.64%) SLA
2 599 (3.13%) QA
3 375 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 254 (1.33%) GDPR
5 200 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 130 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 107 (0.56%) PMO
8 82 (0.43%) NIST
9 75 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 49 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 46 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 43 (0.22%) COBIT
13 24 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 21 (0.11%) BS25999
14 21 (0.11%) NCSC
15 16 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 14 (0.073%) Solvency II
17 8 (0.042%) HIPAA
17 8 (0.042%) NIST 800
18 7 (0.037%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 4,889 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 2,017 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,483 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 607 (3.17%) XenApp
5 528 (2.76%) Docker
6 426 (2.23%) vSphere
7 407 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 348 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 212 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
10 125 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 118 (0.62%) Firmware
12 111 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 100 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 89 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 73 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 69 (0.36%) Terminal Services
17 58 (0.30%) NFS
18 55 (0.29%) VMware NSX
19 52 (0.27%) Terminal Server
20 51 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,536 (8.03%) SCCM
2 662 (3.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 403 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 351 (1.84%) Terraform
5 319 (1.67%) SCOM
6 315 (1.65%) Ansible
7 293 (1.53%) WSUS
8 236 (1.23%) Puppet
9 183 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 163 (0.85%) vCenter Server
11 126 (0.66%) Backup Exec
12 93 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 78 (0.41%) Nagios
14 74 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
15 68 (0.36%) NetBackup
16 65 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
17 64 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
18 57 (0.30%) XenMobile
19 55 (0.29%) AirWatch
20 54 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3,053 (15.96%) VMware
2 1,577 (8.25%) Cisco
3 1,517 (7.93%) Citrix
4 964 (5.04%) Oracle
5 676 (3.53%) HP
6 504 (2.64%) Google
7 462 (2.42%) SAP
8 427 (2.23%) Dell
9 365 (1.91%) Veeam
10 361 (1.89%) NetApp
11 345 (1.80%) IBM
12 337 (1.76%) Apple
13 323 (1.69%) Tableau
14 241 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
15 238 (1.24%) EMC
16 206 (1.08%) ServiceNow
17 190 (0.99%) Symantec
18 172 (0.90%) Red Hat
19 167 (0.87%) Databricks
20 163 (0.85%) Palo Alto