Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29,864 28,184 34,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.14% 16.14% 16.32%
As % of the Vendors category 38.38% 36.85% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 25,039 24,247 29,635
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 77,810 76,473 96,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.66% 43.79% 45.64%
Number of salaries quoted 61,635 61,469 78,591
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 £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% 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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 27,726 £45,000 +5.88% 4,301
UK excluding London 0 18,591 £40,000 - 3,386
London +1 10,255 £52,250 +4.50% 1,194
South East -3 5,558 £40,000 - 813
North of England -1 4,406 £40,000 +6.67% 911
Midlands +3 3,196 £40,000 - 626
West Midlands +3 2,198 £40,000 +6.67% 363
North West 0 2,149 £42,000 +10.53% 458
East of England +2 2,098 £42,500 +4.94% 397
South West +4 2,013 £38,136 +3.07% 349
Yorkshire +3 1,799 £40,000 +6.67% 354
East Midlands -1 990 £37,500 -6.25% 263
Scotland +3 843 £42,500 +6.25% 173
North East 0 458 £35,000 +4.87% 99
Wales +2 416 £35,000 - 98
Northern Ireland +2 150 £37,500 +25.00% 19
Channel Islands +1 11 £60,000 +64.38%
Isle of Man +1 6 £43,750 -12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 10,097 (33.81%) Windows
2 9,146 (30.63%) SQL Server
3 8,994 (30.12%) SQL
4 7,875 (26.37%) .NET
5 7,473 (25.02%) C#
6 6,488 (21.73%) Active Directory
7 6,320 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
8 5,850 (19.59%) Finance
9 5,621 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 4,786 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
11 4,761 (15.94%) Windows Server
12 4,665 (15.62%) VMware
13 4,244 (14.21%) JavaScript
14 4,217 (14.12%) ITIL
15 4,200 (14.06%) Office 365
16 4,149 (13.89%) ASP.NET
17 3,593 (12.03%) MVC
18 3,466 (11.61%) Degree
19 3,316 (11.10%) HTML
20 3,240 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
21 3,181 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
22 3,058 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2,812 (9.42%) CSS
24 2,666 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
25 2,622 (8.78%) MS Exchange
26 2,616 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 2,545 (8.52%) SharePoint
28 2,540 (8.51%) CRM
29 2,471 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
30 2,428 (8.13%) Cisco

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 2,622 (8.78%) MS Exchange
2 2,545 (8.52%) SharePoint
3 1,177 (3.94%) IIS
4 1,027 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 866 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 795 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 538 (1.80%) CMS
8 528 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 443 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 318 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
11 310 (1.04%) Umbraco
12 235 (0.79%) Apache
12 235 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
13 234 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 184 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
15 182 (0.61%) Apache Spark
16 180 (0.60%) Tomcat
17 169 (0.57%) SAS
18 165 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
19 161 (0.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 4,786 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2,328 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 827 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 636 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 460 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 114 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 74 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 59 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 43 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 38 (0.13%) SPSS
11 36 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 29 (0.097%) Acrobat
13 15 (0.050%) InDesign
14 11 (0.037%) AutoCAD
15 10 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.030%) Chatbot
16 9 (0.030%) Stata
17 8 (0.027%) Maya
17 8 (0.027%) RoboHelp
17 8 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1,844 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,216 (4.07%) Dynamics AX
3 677 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 135 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 104 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 102 (0.34%) Elite 3E
7 101 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 66 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
9 59 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 54 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 41 (0.14%) Visualfiles
12 26 (0.087%) BPCS
12 26 (0.087%) SAP Business One
13 25 (0.084%) Eikon
14 24 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
14 24 (0.080%) SAP ERP
15 23 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
15 23 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
16 22 (0.074%) Sage 200
17 20 (0.067%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5,621 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,200 (14.06%) Office 365
3 2,239 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1,144 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
5 821 (2.75%) IaaS
6 760 (2.54%) SaaS
7 694 (2.32%) PaaS
8 439 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 374 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 220 (0.74%) OneDrive
11 207 (0.69%) GitHub
12 200 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 166 (0.56%) Serverless
14 160 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
15 140 (0.47%) Mimecast
16 104 (0.35%) Google Analytics
17 89 (0.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 85 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
19 79 (0.26%) G Suite
20 64 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2,296 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1,863 (6.24%) DNS
3 1,524 (5.10%) WAN
4 1,392 (4.66%) LAN
5 1,382 (4.63%) DHCP
6 1,285 (4.30%) TCP/IP
7 1,200 (4.02%) SAN
8 979 (3.28%) VPN
9 743 (2.49%) Skype
10 687 (2.30%) VoIP
11 642 (2.15%) Internet
12 550 (1.84%) Network Security
13 492 (1.65%) Wireless
14 424 (1.42%) VLAN
15 322 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
16 277 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
17 255 (0.85%) Unified Communications
18 251 (0.84%) MPLS
19 246 (0.82%) NAS
20 243 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9,146 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 2,616 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,420 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,421 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1,386 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,192 (3.99%) Power BI
7 895 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 753 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 751 (2.51%) Relational Database
10 730 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
11 724 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 583 (1.95%) NoSQL
13 579 (1.94%) MySQL
14 562 (1.88%) Big Data
15 476 (1.59%) Oracle Database
16 423 (1.42%) MongoDB
17 336 (1.13%) QlikView
18 323 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
19 252 (0.84%) Hadoop
20 249 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,696 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 1,386 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,055 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 666 (2.23%) JIRA
5 438 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 427 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 378 (1.27%) Selenium
8 356 (1.19%) Subversion
9 328 (1.10%) NUnit
10 295 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 234 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 221 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
13 178 (0.60%) SpecFlow
14 131 (0.44%) Cucumber
15 130 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
16 125 (0.42%) Moq
17 121 (0.41%) MSTest
18 102 (0.34%) Bitbucket
19 97 (0.32%) MSI
20 92 (0.31%) NuGet
General
1 5,850 (19.59%) Finance
2 2,149 (7.20%) Advertising
3 1,577 (5.28%) Retail
4 932 (3.12%) Marketing
5 927 (3.10%) Banking
6 853 (2.86%) Legal
7 775 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 622 (2.08%) Law
9 595 (1.99%) Telecoms
10 338 (1.13%) Games
11 272 (0.91%) Back Office
12 251 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 208 (0.70%) Publishing
14 192 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 142 (0.48%) Billing
16 124 (0.42%) Electronics
17 117 (0.39%) Front Office
18 109 (0.36%) Automotive
19 106 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
20 100 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7,469 (25.01%) Developer
2 4,554 (15.25%) Analyst
3 3,147 (10.54%) .NET Developer
4 2,533 (8.48%) Consultant
5 2,206 (7.39%) C# Developer
6 1,913 (6.41%) Architect
7 1,905 (6.38%) Support Engineer
8 1,699 (5.69%) Support Analyst
9 1,611 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 1,309 (4.38%) IT Support
11 1,307 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1,107 (3.71%) Senior Developer
13 1,089 (3.65%) Software Developer
14 1,032 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support
15 1,019 (3.41%) SQL Developer
16 911 (3.05%) Administrator
17 800 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
18 798 (2.67%) Project Manager
19 785 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 758 (2.54%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,875 (26.37%) .NET
2 4,149 (13.89%) ASP.NET
3 3,316 (11.10%) HTML
4 2,812 (9.42%) CSS
5 2,247 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,024 (6.78%) Web Services
7 1,968 (6.59%) .NET Framework
8 1,962 (6.57%) AngularJS
9 1,572 (5.26%) jQuery
10 1,500 (5.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,323 (4.43%) WCF
12 1,078 (3.61%) HTML5
13 995 (3.33%) XML
14 967 (3.24%) RESTful
15 907 (3.04%) WPF
16 812 (2.72%) Entity Framework
17 750 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 728 (2.44%) Node.js
19 685 (2.29%) REST
20 574 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 2,666 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1,339 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 1,227 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 1,092 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
5 1,004 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 646 (2.16%) User Experience
7 542 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 503 (1.68%) Driving Licence
9 500 (1.67%) Clustering
10 381 (1.28%) Public Cloud
11 376 (1.26%) Fintech
12 357 (1.20%) Replication
13 339 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 316 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 307 (1.03%) Blackberry
16 239 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
17 234 (0.78%) Tandem
18 189 (0.63%) iPhone
19 181 (0.61%) Hedge funds
20 174 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10,097 (33.81%) Windows
2 4,761 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 2,471 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,173 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 2,165 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,996 (6.68%) Linux
7 1,869 (6.26%) Windows 10
8 735 (2.46%) Unix
9 682 (2.28%) Windows 8
10 538 (1.80%) Android
11 502 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 446 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 315 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 285 (0.95%) Windows XP
15 274 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 183 (0.61%) CentOS
17 137 (0.46%) Mac OS
18 99 (0.33%) Solaris
19 92 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 74 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,320 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 4,217 (14.12%) ITIL
3 3,593 (12.03%) MVC
4 3,181 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2,540 (8.51%) CRM
6 2,149 (7.20%) Project Management
7 2,019 (6.76%) Scrum
8 1,773 (5.94%) TDD
9 1,563 (5.23%) Software Engineering
10 1,464 (4.90%) DevOps
11 1,460 (4.89%) Migration
12 1,356 (4.54%) Mentoring
13 1,332 (4.46%) Web Development
14 1,320 (4.42%) Analytics
15 1,289 (4.32%) ERP
16 1,278 (4.28%) Presales
17 1,277 (4.28%) OO
18 1,275 (4.27%) SDLC
19 1,268 (4.25%) ETL
20 1,262 (4.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8,994 (30.12%) SQL
2 7,473 (25.02%) C#
3 4,244 (14.21%) JavaScript
4 2,415 (8.09%) T-SQL
5 2,149 (7.20%) PowerShell
6 1,213 (4.06%) Java
7 911 (3.05%) Python
8 648 (2.17%) VB.NET
9 606 (2.03%) C
10 485 (1.62%) VB
11 484 (1.62%) Ruby
12 441 (1.48%) C++
13 379 (1.27%) VBA
14 358 (1.20%) PHP
15 302 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 285 (0.95%) Perl
17 259 (0.87%) TypeScript
18 250 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 236 (0.79%) X++
20 230 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 3,466 (11.61%) Degree
2 3,240 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,515 (5.07%) MCSE
4 1,091 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 975 (3.26%) Security Cleared
6 867 (2.90%) MCSA
7 715 (2.39%) CCNA
8 695 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 638 (2.14%) MCP
10 586 (1.96%) SC Cleared
11 397 (1.33%) MCITP
12 386 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 380 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 341 (1.14%) CCNP
15 306 (1.02%) CISSP
16 275 (0.92%) A+ Certification
17 266 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
18 245 (0.82%) DV Cleared
19 240 (0.80%) PMI Certification
20 231 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,410 (4.72%) SLA
2 1,016 (3.40%) QA
3 391 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 370 (1.24%) PMO
5 312 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 285 (0.95%) GDPR
7 216 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 84 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 61 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 48 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 43 (0.14%) COBIT
12 33 (0.11%) MiFID
13 27 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 21 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 19 (0.064%) Solvency II
16 18 (0.060%) GAMP
17 16 (0.054%) HIPAA
17 16 (0.054%) ISO 14001
18 15 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 14 (0.047%) WCAG
System Software
1 6,488 (21.73%) Active Directory
2 3,058 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,225 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 826 (2.77%) XenApp
5 675 (2.26%) vSphere
6 603 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 517 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 407 (1.36%) Docker
9 314 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 309 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
11 169 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 156 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 150 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 148 (0.50%) XenServer
15 104 (0.35%) Xen
16 96 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 83 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 83 (0.28%) VirtualBox
18 71 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
19 61 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,697 (5.68%) SCCM
2 559 (1.87%) SCOM
3 495 (1.66%) Puppet
4 341 (1.14%) WSUS
5 336 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 334 (1.12%) Ansible
7 267 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 260 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 227 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 216 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 183 (0.61%) SCOrch
12 145 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 144 (0.48%) Kibana
14 140 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
15 124 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 121 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 115 (0.39%) Kubernetes
18 110 (0.37%) AirWatch
19 109 (0.36%) Terraform
20 97 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,665 (15.62%) VMware
2 2,428 (8.13%) Cisco
3 2,418 (8.10%) Citrix
4 2,008 (6.72%) Oracle
5 1,075 (3.60%) HP
6 864 (2.89%) SAP
7 816 (2.73%) Google
8 625 (2.09%) Apple
9 614 (2.06%) Tableau
10 542 (1.81%) IBM
11 499 (1.67%) NetApp
12 480 (1.61%) Dell
13 398 (1.33%) Veeam
14 395 (1.32%) Red Hat
15 382 (1.28%) Symantec
16 366 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
17 327 (1.09%) Sitecore
18 291 (0.97%) Capita
19 262 (0.88%) Juniper
20 258 (0.86%) EMC