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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23,806 14,334 14,956
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.49% 15.54% 16.20%
As % of the Vendors category 37.44% 40.65% 39.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14,813 10,891 12,170
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £34,180
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,304
% change year-on-year - +3.92% +1.89%

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 63,579 35,262 37,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 38.24% 40.82%
Number of salaries quoted 33,062 25,683 29,136
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -3 20,257 £50,000 - 3,197
UK excluding London +2 13,438 £45,000 - 2,626
Work from Home -1 10,158 £52,500 +5.00% 1,212
London -5 7,829 £60,000 - 798
South East +3 3,659 £47,500 - 640
North of England +3 3,456 £42,500 -1.16% 699
Midlands 0 2,399 £45,000 +5.88% 497
North West +2 1,748 £43,150 -4.11% 353
West Midlands 0 1,556 £45,000 +1.12% 284
South West -1 1,457 £42,500 +0.64% 277
Yorkshire +4 1,406 £42,500 - 221
East of England 0 1,149 £45,000 - 266
Scotland -1 863 £45,000 -5.26% 151
East Midlands +2 838 £42,500 +6.25% 212
Wales -3 387 £43,000 +13.16% 58
North East +3 304 £40,000 -4.07% 127
Northern Ireland +16 152 £37,500 -15.73% 42
Channel Islands -12 1 £85,000 +30.77% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 10,580 (44.44%) Azure
2 6,899 (28.98%) Agile
3 6,898 (28.98%) Social Skills
4 6,166 (25.90%) Windows
5 5,833 (24.50%) SQL
6 5,492 (23.07%) Microsoft 365
7 5,170 (21.72%) SQL Server
8 4,961 (20.84%) Finance
9 4,844 (20.35%) C#
10 4,703 (19.76%) Active Directory
11 4,622 (19.42%) .NET
12 4,039 (16.97%) DevOps
13 3,810 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
14 3,639 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
15 3,343 (14.04%) AWS
16 3,322 (13.95%) JavaScript
17 2,935 (12.33%) ITIL
18 2,740 (11.51%) Degree
19 2,664 (11.19%) Windows Server
20 2,648 (11.12%) Power Platform
21 2,627 (11.04%) PowerShell
22 2,547 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
23 2,523 (10.60%) Python
24 2,481 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
25 2,465 (10.35%) HTML
26 2,415 (10.14%) VMware
27 2,310 (9.70%) CI/CD
28 2,242 (9.42%) Project Management
29 2,154 (9.05%) Scrum
30 2,152 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel

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 2,141 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 968 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 633 (2.66%) IIS
4 392 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 287 (1.21%) Confluence
6 246 (1.03%) CMS
7 228 (0.96%) Apache
8 219 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 206 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 127 (0.53%) Skype for Business
11 126 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 124 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 120 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 114 (0.48%) MS Project Server
15 106 (0.45%) SAS
16 100 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 93 (0.39%) nginx
18 77 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
19 76 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
20 61 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 3,639 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2,152 (9.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 865 (3.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 554 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 431 (1.81%) MS Visio
6 101 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 48 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 41 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 37 (0.16%) Acrobat
10 37 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 31 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 29 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 26 (0.11%) InDesign
14 24 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
15 19 (0.080%) InVision
16 15 (0.063%) CATIA
16 15 (0.063%) Sketch
17 12 (0.050%) SPSS
18 11 (0.046%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 739 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 131 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 129 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 119 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 107 (0.45%) Sentinel
6 41 (0.17%) iTrent
7 40 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 37 (0.16%) Maximo
9 33 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 32 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 31 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
12 27 (0.11%) Magento
13 21 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
13 21 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
14 20 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
15 19 (0.080%) SAP APO
15 19 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
16 18 (0.076%) JDE OneWorld
17 17 (0.071%) SAP MDG
18 16 (0.067%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10,580 (44.44%) Azure
2 5,492 (23.07%) Microsoft 365
3 3,343 (14.04%) AWS
4 2,648 (11.12%) Power Platform
5 1,341 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1,299 (5.46%) PaaS
7 1,274 (5.35%) SaaS
8 1,142 (4.80%) Dynamics 365
9 1,091 (4.58%) GCP
10 1,053 (4.42%) Serverless
11 950 (3.99%) IaaS
12 611 (2.57%) PowerApps
13 588 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
14 534 (2.24%) OneDrive
15 494 (2.08%) GitHub
16 445 (1.87%) Azure Service Bus
17 433 (1.82%) Azure Logic Apps
18 422 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
19 387 (1.63%) Power Automate
20 341 (1.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 1,801 (7.57%) Firewall
2 1,563 (6.57%) DNS
3 1,212 (5.09%) DHCP
4 1,014 (4.26%) WAN
5 998 (4.19%) LAN
6 881 (3.70%) VPN
7 827 (3.47%) TCP/IP
8 582 (2.44%) Internet
9 530 (2.23%) SAN
10 421 (1.77%) VoIP
11 406 (1.71%) Network Security
12 403 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
13 401 (1.68%) VLAN
14 371 (1.56%) Wireless
15 348 (1.46%) HTTP
16 268 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
17 212 (0.89%) PPP
18 173 (0.73%) Skype
19 161 (0.68%) SD-WAN
20 150 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,170 (21.72%) SQL Server
2 1,842 (7.74%) Power BI
3 1,186 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1,145 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,044 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 865 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 855 (3.59%) NoSQL
8 644 (2.71%) MySQL
9 623 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
10 619 (2.60%) MongoDB
11 527 (2.21%) Data Lake
12 475 (2.00%) Big Data
13 442 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 419 (1.76%) Tableau
15 382 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
16 278 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 218 (0.92%) Flink
18 186 (0.78%) Oracle Database
19 181 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
20 166 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,856 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 1,087 (4.57%) JIRA
3 796 (3.34%) Visual Studio
4 683 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 463 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 430 (1.81%) Maven
7 390 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 374 (1.57%) Gradle
9 340 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 274 (1.15%) Subversion
11 268 (1.13%) JUnit
12 216 (0.91%) Selenium
13 198 (0.83%) Ant
14 188 (0.79%) Mockito
15 187 (0.79%) NUnit
16 163 (0.68%) Bitbucket
17 147 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 143 (0.60%) SpecFlow
19 140 (0.59%) webpack
20 133 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6,898 (28.98%) Social Skills
2 4,961 (20.84%) Finance
3 2,547 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1,130 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 1,071 (4.50%) Public Sector
6 1,059 (4.45%) Retail
7 1,025 (4.31%) Marketing
8 985 (4.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 855 (3.59%) Legal
10 821 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
11 772 (3.24%) Law
12 618 (2.60%) Banking
13 610 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
14 569 (2.39%) Games
15 560 (2.35%) Telecoms
16 399 (1.68%) Advertising
17 383 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
18 285 (1.20%) Local Government
19 277 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
20 228 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,606 (19.35%) Developer
2 3,187 (13.39%) Analyst
3 1,664 (6.99%) Architect
4 1,274 (5.35%) Software Developer
5 1,189 (4.99%) .NET Developer
6 1,148 (4.82%) Consultant
7 1,114 (4.68%) Support Engineer
8 1,093 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 991 (4.16%) Senior Developer
10 975 (4.10%) IT Support
11 894 (3.76%) Software Engineer
12 812 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
13 800 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 770 (3.23%) IT Engineer
15 765 (3.21%) Project Manager
16 618 (2.60%) C# Developer
17 567 (2.38%) Administrator
18 566 (2.38%) IT Manager
19 558 (2.34%) Trainee
20 555 (2.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,622 (19.42%) .NET
2 2,465 (10.35%) HTML
3 2,103 (8.83%) CSS
4 1,916 (8.05%) ASP.NET
5 1,440 (6.05%) .NET Core
6 1,321 (5.55%) .NET Framework
7 1,228 (5.16%) React
8 1,135 (4.77%) AngularJS
9 1,110 (4.66%) HTML5
10 1,067 (4.48%) RESTful
11 908 (3.81%) REST
12 809 (3.40%) CSS3
13 745 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 742 (3.12%) Entity Framework
15 730 (3.07%) JSON
16 691 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 658 (2.76%) Node.js
18 643 (2.70%) Web Services
19 570 (2.39%) XML
20 543 (2.28%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 1,119 (4.70%) Data Centre
2 1,069 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 1,063 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
4 906 (3.81%) Data Structures
5 852 (3.58%) User Experience
6 667 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 528 (2.22%) Life Science
8 421 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 414 (1.74%) Cloud Native
10 405 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 363 (1.52%) IoT
12 360 (1.51%) Virtual Team
13 351 (1.47%) Driving Licence
14 328 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
14 328 (1.38%) NHS
15 319 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
16 311 (1.31%) Algorithms
17 270 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
18 236 (0.99%) Replication
19 233 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6,166 (25.90%) Windows
2 2,664 (11.19%) Windows Server
3 1,832 (7.70%) Windows 10
4 1,686 (7.08%) Linux
5 825 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 758 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 578 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 563 (2.36%) Unix
9 537 (2.26%) Android
10 451 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 360 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 349 (1.47%) Windows 7
13 292 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 173 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 143 (0.60%) CentOS
16 126 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 110 (0.46%) VMS
18 105 (0.44%) Ubuntu
19 104 (0.44%) Windows 8
20 100 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,899 (28.98%) Agile
2 4,039 (16.97%) DevOps
3 3,810 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2,935 (12.33%) ITIL
5 2,481 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
6 2,310 (9.70%) CI/CD
7 2,242 (9.42%) Project Management
8 2,154 (9.05%) Scrum
9 2,056 (8.64%) Analytics
10 1,972 (8.28%) Mentoring
11 1,794 (7.54%) Software Engineering
12 1,773 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
13 1,676 (7.04%) Microservices
14 1,606 (6.75%) Test Automation
15 1,523 (6.40%) MVC
16 1,490 (6.26%) Migration
17 1,447 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,421 (5.97%) CRM
19 1,415 (5.94%) SDLC
20 1,380 (5.80%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5,833 (24.50%) SQL
2 4,844 (20.35%) C#
3 3,322 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 2,627 (11.04%) PowerShell
5 2,523 (10.60%) Python
6 2,016 (8.47%) Java
7 1,366 (5.74%) T-SQL
8 693 (2.91%) TypeScript
9 572 (2.40%) Bash
10 494 (2.08%) C
11 354 (1.49%) PHP
12 344 (1.45%) Shell Script
13 324 (1.36%) C++
14 279 (1.17%) Perl
15 260 (1.09%) R
16 259 (1.09%) Ruby
17 249 (1.05%) Scala
18 247 (1.04%) VBA
19 185 (0.78%) VB
20 177 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,740 (11.51%) Degree
2 1,628 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,522 (6.39%) Security Cleared
4 1,135 (4.77%) SC Cleared
5 545 (2.29%) OCP
5 545 (2.29%) Oracle Certification
6 541 (2.27%) CIW
6 541 (2.27%) OCA
7 497 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
8 440 (1.85%) MCSE
9 427 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 339 (1.42%) DBS Check
11 279 (1.17%) CCNA
12 255 (1.07%) CISSP
13 251 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 249 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 240 (1.01%) HNC
16 229 (0.96%) MCSA
17 219 (0.92%) MCP
18 177 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,207 (5.07%) SLA
2 1,095 (4.60%) QA
3 546 (2.29%) GDPR
4 529 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 380 (1.60%) Data Quality
6 313 (1.31%) PMO
7 249 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
8 204 (0.86%) NIST
9 157 (0.66%) PCI DSS
10 149 (0.63%) Accessibility
11 68 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 67 (0.28%) GRC
12 67 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 67 (0.28%) NCSC
13 50 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 50 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 49 (0.21%) Good Clinical Practice
15 30 (0.13%) COBIT
15 30 (0.13%) IASME
16 24 (0.10%) GxP
System Software
1 4,703 (19.76%) Active Directory
2 1,719 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,343 (5.64%) Docker
4 1,007 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 406 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 387 (1.63%) vSphere
7 353 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 255 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 254 (1.07%) XenApp
10 168 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 144 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
12 82 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 81 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 79 (0.33%) Firmware
15 70 (0.29%) BitLocker
16 51 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 48 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 48 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
18 34 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
19 31 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,465 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 1,124 (4.72%) Terraform
3 1,093 (4.59%) SCCM
4 920 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 577 (2.42%) Ansible
6 231 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 221 (0.93%) Puppet
8 192 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
9 181 (0.76%) WSUS
10 173 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 160 (0.67%) SCOM
12 131 (0.55%) vCenter Server
13 120 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
14 112 (0.47%) Grafana
15 105 (0.44%) Prometheus
16 97 (0.41%) FortiGate
17 90 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
18 80 (0.34%) CASB
19 59 (0.25%) NetBackup
20 56 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,415 (10.14%) VMware
2 1,797 (7.55%) Oracle
3 1,567 (6.58%) Google
4 1,426 (5.99%) Cisco
5 1,137 (4.78%) Citrix
6 935 (3.93%) Apple
7 763 (3.21%) Adobe
8 706 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 507 (2.13%) SAP
10 440 (1.85%) Dell
11 423 (1.78%) ServiceNow
12 412 (1.73%) HP
13 406 (1.71%) Databricks
14 398 (1.67%) Veeam
15 347 (1.46%) IBM
16 255 (1.07%) Meraki
17 247 (1.04%) Red Hat
18 238 (1.00%) NEC
19 220 (0.92%) SolarWinds
20 211 (0.89%) Northgate