Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 30,823 28,067 33,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.37% 16.27% 16.46%
As % of the Vendors category 38.69% 36.93% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25,683 24,113 29,031
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +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 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 79,658 76,001 93,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.88% 44.05% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62,816 61,228 76,391
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +5.00%

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 April 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 20 April 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 28,654 £45,000 +5.88% 4,705
UK excluding London +1 19,131 £40,000 +2.56% 3,924
London 0 10,602 £52,500 +5.00% 1,173
South East -3 5,570 £41,500 +3.75% 957
North of England 0 4,665 £42,000 +12.00% 1,028
Midlands +5 3,385 £40,000 - 723
West Midlands +6 2,288 £41,500 +3.75% 431
North West +1 2,223 £42,500 +13.33% 521
East of England +2 2,210 £42,500 +6.25% 438
South West +3 1,987 £40,000 +6.67% 381
Yorkshire +2 1,900 £40,000 +6.67% 359
East Midlands +3 1,098 £40,000 - 292
Scotland +2 888 £42,500 +6.25% 228
North East +1 547 £37,500 +11.11% 148
Wales 0 413 £35,000 -4.11% 131
Northern Ireland -1 85 £35,000 - 34
Channel Islands 0 22 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Isle of Man +2 11 £40,000 -5.88% 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 9,961 (32.32%) Windows
2 9,531 (30.92%) SQL
3 9,400 (30.50%) SQL Server
4 8,105 (26.30%) .NET
5 7,779 (25.24%) C#
6 6,554 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
7 6,550 (21.25%) Active Directory
8 6,410 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 5,892 (19.12%) Finance
10 4,764 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
11 4,663 (15.13%) Windows Server
12 4,539 (14.73%) VMware
13 4,416 (14.33%) Office 365
14 4,304 (13.96%) JavaScript
15 4,218 (13.68%) ASP.NET
16 4,134 (13.41%) ITIL
17 3,604 (11.69%) MVC
18 3,524 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
19 3,480 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
20 3,452 (11.20%) Degree
21 3,289 (10.67%) HTML
22 3,249 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,853 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2,844 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 2,828 (9.17%) CSS
26 2,808 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
27 2,757 (8.94%) Advertising
28 2,691 (8.73%) CRM
29 2,687 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 2,550 (8.27%) 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 2,550 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 2,473 (8.02%) MS Exchange
3 1,026 (3.33%) IIS
4 919 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 802 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 781 (2.53%) Skype for Business
7 535 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 508 (1.65%) CMS
9 397 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 311 (1.01%) Umbraco
11 285 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 257 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
13 214 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
14 208 (0.67%) Apache
15 198 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
16 186 (0.60%) Confluence
17 183 (0.59%) Apache Spark
18 177 (0.57%) WebSphere
19 157 (0.51%) SAS
20 154 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4,764 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2,352 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 884 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 542 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 438 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 136 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 84 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 68 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 51 (0.17%) SPSS
10 41 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 34 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 32 (0.10%) Acrobat
13 20 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
14 16 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 16 (0.052%) InDesign
15 15 (0.049%) Camtasia
16 11 (0.036%) Chatbot
17 9 (0.029%) RoboHelp
17 9 (0.029%) Stata
18 8 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2,055 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1,323 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
3 848 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 154 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 97 (0.31%) Elite 3E
6 92 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 86 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 79 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
9 51 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 48 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
11 44 (0.14%) BPCS
12 36 (0.12%) Visualfiles
13 28 (0.091%) Dynamics SL
14 24 (0.078%) SAP Business One
15 23 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 23 (0.075%) SAP ERP
15 23 (0.075%) Workfront
16 22 (0.071%) Carpe Diem
16 22 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
16 22 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6,410 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,416 (14.33%) Office 365
3 2,509 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1,468 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
5 935 (3.03%) IaaS
6 857 (2.78%) SaaS
7 798 (2.59%) PaaS
8 464 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 407 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
10 311 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
11 245 (0.79%) Serverless
12 238 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 218 (0.71%) OneDrive
14 201 (0.65%) GitHub
15 126 (0.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 121 (0.39%) Mimecast
17 95 (0.31%) Google Analytics
18 78 (0.25%) G Suite
18 78 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
18 78 (0.25%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2,211 (7.17%) Firewall
2 1,894 (6.14%) DNS
3 1,475 (4.79%) WAN
4 1,441 (4.68%) DHCP
5 1,388 (4.50%) LAN
6 1,321 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 1,142 (3.71%) SAN
8 966 (3.13%) VPN
9 686 (2.23%) Skype
10 622 (2.02%) VoIP
11 608 (1.97%) Internet
12 573 (1.86%) Network Security
13 445 (1.44%) Wireless
14 421 (1.37%) VLAN
15 362 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
16 294 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
17 262 (0.85%) NetScaler
18 253 (0.82%) HTTP
19 231 (0.75%) Intranet
20 229 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9,400 (30.50%) SQL Server
2 2,844 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,687 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,627 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1,611 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1,418 (4.60%) Power BI
7 843 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 828 (2.69%) SQL Server 2016
9 764 (2.48%) Relational Database
10 752 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 689 (2.24%) Big Data
12 661 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
13 591 (1.92%) NoSQL
14 570 (1.85%) MySQL
15 451 (1.46%) Oracle Database
16 403 (1.31%) MongoDB
17 397 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
18 340 (1.10%) QlikView
19 338 (1.10%) Data Lake
20 306 (0.99%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1,779 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 1,288 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,184 (3.84%) Git (software)
4 744 (2.41%) JIRA
5 455 (1.48%) Jenkins
6 427 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 359 (1.16%) Selenium
8 350 (1.14%) Subversion
9 332 (1.08%) NUnit
9 332 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 288 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
11 236 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 139 (0.45%) SpecFlow
13 135 (0.44%) MSTest
14 118 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
15 111 (0.36%) Moq
16 109 (0.35%) Cucumber
17 102 (0.33%) Bitbucket
18 100 (0.32%) MSBuild
19 93 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 5,892 (19.12%) Finance
2 2,757 (8.94%) Advertising
3 1,717 (5.57%) Retail
4 1,036 (3.36%) Marketing
5 912 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 796 (2.58%) Banking
7 734 (2.38%) Legal
8 626 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 620 (2.01%) Law
10 345 (1.12%) Games
11 241 (0.78%) Back Office
12 219 (0.71%) Publishing
13 198 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 171 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 157 (0.51%) Billing
16 148 (0.48%) Electronics
17 136 (0.44%) Front Office
18 129 (0.42%) German Language
19 120 (0.39%) French Language
20 117 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7,858 (25.49%) Developer
2 4,515 (14.65%) Analyst
3 3,178 (10.31%) .NET Developer
4 2,927 (9.50%) Consultant
5 2,263 (7.34%) C# Developer
6 2,197 (7.13%) Architect
7 1,841 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 1,633 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,595 (5.17%) Support Analyst
10 1,325 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,292 (4.19%) IT Support
12 1,196 (3.88%) Senior Developer
13 1,161 (3.77%) Software Developer
14 1,020 (3.31%) SQL Developer
15 954 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
16 919 (2.98%) Administrator
17 855 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 796 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
19 792 (2.57%) ASP.NET Developer
20 774 (2.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,105 (26.30%) .NET
2 4,218 (13.68%) ASP.NET
3 3,289 (10.67%) HTML
4 2,828 (9.17%) CSS
5 2,341 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,051 (6.65%) AngularJS
7 2,043 (6.63%) Web Services
8 2,031 (6.59%) .NET Framework
9 1,541 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,508 (4.89%) jQuery
11 1,402 (4.55%) WCF
12 1,027 (3.33%) HTML5
13 1,016 (3.30%) XML
14 982 (3.19%) RESTful
15 910 (2.95%) WPF
16 867 (2.81%) Entity Framework
17 715 (2.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 710 (2.30%) REST
19 637 (2.07%) Node.js
20 577 (1.87%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,808 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1,317 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
3 1,315 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 1,286 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1,165 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
6 999 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 683 (2.22%) User Experience
8 627 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 537 (1.74%) Driving Licence
10 426 (1.38%) Clustering
11 399 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 391 (1.27%) Fintech
13 383 (1.24%) Replication
14 361 (1.17%) Mobile App
15 290 (0.94%) Blackberry
16 269 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 245 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
18 225 (0.73%) Tandem
19 177 (0.57%) Hedge funds
20 175 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9,961 (32.32%) Windows
2 4,663 (15.13%) Windows Server
3 2,232 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,108 (6.84%) Windows 7
5 2,097 (6.80%) Linux
6 2,024 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,914 (6.21%) Windows 10
8 719 (2.33%) Unix
9 622 (2.02%) Windows 8
10 539 (1.75%) Android
11 433 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 422 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 318 (1.03%) Mac OS X
14 262 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 255 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 148 (0.48%) CentOS
17 144 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 109 (0.35%) Solaris
19 103 (0.33%) Ubuntu
20 73 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,554 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 4,134 (13.41%) ITIL
3 3,604 (11.69%) MVC
4 3,524 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3,480 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2,691 (8.73%) CRM
7 2,123 (6.89%) Project Management
8 2,062 (6.69%) Scrum
9 1,839 (5.97%) TDD
10 1,793 (5.82%) Software Engineering
11 1,631 (5.29%) DevOps
12 1,504 (4.88%) Migration
13 1,442 (4.68%) Presales
14 1,421 (4.61%) ERP
15 1,420 (4.61%) Analytics
16 1,353 (4.39%) Mentoring
17 1,341 (4.35%) SDLC
18 1,338 (4.34%) Web Development
19 1,322 (4.29%) Service Delivery
20 1,317 (4.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9,531 (30.92%) SQL
2 7,779 (25.24%) C#
3 4,304 (13.96%) JavaScript
4 2,480 (8.05%) T-SQL
5 2,385 (7.74%) PowerShell
6 1,227 (3.98%) Java
7 939 (3.05%) Python
8 731 (2.37%) C
9 611 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 468 (1.52%) C++
11 445 (1.44%) VB
12 440 (1.43%) Ruby
13 430 (1.40%) VBA
14 340 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 313 (1.02%) PHP
16 300 (0.97%) TypeScript
17 259 (0.84%) X++
18 243 (0.79%) R
19 241 (0.78%) Perl
20 238 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3,452 (11.20%) Degree
2 3,249 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,515 (4.92%) MCSE
4 953 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 895 (2.90%) MCSA
6 846 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 725 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 655 (2.13%) MCP
9 632 (2.05%) CCNA
10 553 (1.79%) SC Cleared
11 390 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 382 (1.24%) MCITP
13 381 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
14 328 (1.06%) CCNP
15 301 (0.98%) CISSP
16 253 (0.82%) PMI Certification
17 231 (0.75%) ISEB
18 193 (0.63%) PMP
19 183 (0.59%) DV Cleared
20 175 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,393 (4.52%) SLA
2 1,001 (3.25%) QA
3 442 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 437 (1.42%) PMO
5 318 (1.03%) GDPR
6 311 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 209 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 70 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 67 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 39 (0.13%) COBIT
11 35 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
12 34 (0.11%) GCP
13 31 (0.10%) MiFID
14 28 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 23 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 23 (0.075%) Solvency II
16 21 (0.068%) GAMP
16 21 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 17 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 15 (0.049%) P3O
System Software
1 6,550 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 2,853 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,216 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 786 (2.55%) XenApp
5 654 (2.12%) vSphere
6 605 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 487 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 368 (1.19%) Docker
9 367 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
10 355 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 209 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
12 155 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 148 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 114 (0.37%) Xen
15 111 (0.36%) XenServer
16 110 (0.36%) BitLocker
17 86 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 86 (0.28%) VirtualBox
18 75 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
19 67 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,781 (5.78%) SCCM
2 546 (1.77%) SCOM
3 509 (1.65%) Puppet
4 338 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 337 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 337 (1.09%) WSUS
6 324 (1.05%) Ansible
7 251 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 230 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 223 (0.72%) vCenter Server
10 208 (0.67%) SCOrch
11 185 (0.60%) SCVMM
12 158 (0.51%) Terraform
13 157 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 129 (0.42%) Kibana
15 126 (0.41%) AirWatch
16 120 (0.39%) Kubernetes
16 120 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
17 118 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 115 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4,539 (14.73%) VMware
2 2,292 (7.44%) Citrix
3 2,141 (6.95%) Cisco
4 2,032 (6.59%) Oracle
5 1,050 (3.41%) HP
6 934 (3.03%) Google
7 928 (3.01%) SAP
8 662 (2.15%) Apple
9 656 (2.13%) Tableau
10 545 (1.77%) IBM
11 448 (1.45%) NetApp
12 419 (1.36%) Veeam
13 417 (1.35%) Dell
14 399 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
15 391 (1.27%) Capita
16 361 (1.17%) Red Hat
17 332 (1.08%) Sitecore
18 318 (1.03%) Symantec
19 291 (0.94%) EMC
20 272 (0.88%) Sage