Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 22,510 27,064 29,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.87% 16.95% 16.61%
As % of the Vendors category 39.92% 39.64% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 21,996 24,909
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 56,388 68,282 79,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.75% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 43,192 52,658 61,841
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 11 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Top 17 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 11 December 2019. 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 20,794 £45,000 - 4,724
UK excluding London 0 14,117 £42,500 - 3,838
London -2 7,646 £55,000 - 1,244
South East +1 4,528 £45,000 - 930
North of England 0 3,187 £40,000 -5.88% 1,055
Midlands 0 2,431 £42,500 +6.25% 694
North West 0 1,704 £41,500 -5.68% 598
South West +1 1,599 £40,000 - 375
West Midlands 0 1,510 £44,500 +11.25% 446
East of England 0 1,323 £42,500 - 426
Yorkshire 0 1,250 £42,000 +5.00% 342
East Midlands 0 913 £40,000 - 246
Scotland -2 561 £40,000 -3.09% 222
Wales +4 425 £40,000 +7.02% 114
North East 0 236 £37,500 +0.67% 116
Northern Ireland +2 99 £42,500 +21.43% 22
Channel Islands 0 10 £25,000 -35.48% 3

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 8,142 (36.17%) Windows
2 7,851 (34.88%) Azure
3 6,124 (27.21%) SQL Server
4 6,048 (26.87%) Active Directory
5 5,719 (25.41%) SQL
6 5,462 (24.26%) Office 365
7 5,201 (23.11%) .NET
8 5,138 (22.83%) C#
9 4,815 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
10 4,031 (17.91%) Finance
11 3,721 (16.53%) Microsoft Office
12 3,671 (16.31%) Windows Server
13 3,523 (15.65%) VMware
14 3,217 (14.29%) ITIL
15 3,040 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
16 2,821 (12.53%) JavaScript
17 2,529 (11.24%) AWS
18 2,482 (11.03%) ASP.NET
19 2,406 (10.69%) Windows 10
20 2,361 (10.49%) PowerShell
21 2,302 (10.23%) Degree
22 2,295 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2,225 (9.88%) DevOps
24 2,133 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
25 2,108 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
26 2,077 (9.23%) MVC
27 2,068 (9.19%) SharePoint
28 1,981 (8.80%) MS Exchange
29 1,980 (8.80%) Firewall
30 1,957 (8.69%) HTML

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 2,068 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 1,981 (8.80%) MS Exchange
3 808 (3.59%) IIS
4 700 (3.11%) Skype for Business
5 548 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 506 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 293 (1.30%) CMS
8 284 (1.26%) Confluence
9 196 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 149 (0.66%) Apache
11 136 (0.60%) Umbraco
12 122 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 117 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 112 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 99 (0.44%) EPiServer
16 96 (0.43%) Apache Spark
17 90 (0.40%) WebSphere
18 86 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
19 79 (0.35%) SAS
20 63 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3,721 (16.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1,835 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 754 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 456 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 279 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 118 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 54 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 28 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 22 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
12 20 (0.089%) Acrobat
13 17 (0.076%) Adobe XD
14 15 (0.067%) InDesign
15 13 (0.058%) SPSS
16 12 (0.053%) Chatbot
16 12 (0.053%) Sketch
17 10 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
17 10 (0.044%) InVision
17 10 (0.044%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 769 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 439 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 168 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 103 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 74 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 36 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
7 33 (0.15%) Elite 3E
8 31 (0.14%) Magento
9 30 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 25 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 23 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
12 22 (0.098%) SAP BPC
12 22 (0.098%) SDL Web 8
13 19 (0.084%) assyst
13 19 (0.084%) SAP ERP
14 15 (0.067%) Cognos TM1
14 15 (0.067%) FastStats
15 14 (0.062%) Sage 200
15 14 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 13 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7,851 (34.88%) Azure
2 5,462 (24.26%) Office 365
3 2,529 (11.24%) AWS
4 1,527 (6.78%) Power Platform
5 925 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
6 855 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 843 (3.75%) SaaS
8 713 (3.17%) PaaS
9 706 (3.14%) IaaS
10 386 (1.71%) GCP
11 381 (1.69%) OneDrive
12 355 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
13 304 (1.35%) Serverless
14 240 (1.07%) PowerApps
15 225 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
16 153 (0.68%) GitHub
17 147 (0.65%) Mimecast
18 137 (0.61%) Azure Functions
19 117 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
20 104 (0.46%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,980 (8.80%) Firewall
2 1,949 (8.66%) DNS
3 1,567 (6.96%) DHCP
4 1,244 (5.53%) WAN
5 1,222 (5.43%) LAN
6 1,188 (5.28%) TCP/IP
7 852 (3.78%) VPN
8 818 (3.63%) Skype
9 757 (3.36%) SAN
10 621 (2.76%) Wireless
11 614 (2.73%) Internet
12 609 (2.71%) VoIP
13 412 (1.83%) VLAN
14 341 (1.51%) Network Security
15 303 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
16 268 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
17 260 (1.16%) Unified Communications
18 227 (1.01%) NAS
19 181 (0.80%) NetScaler
20 171 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,124 (27.21%) SQL Server
2 1,429 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,365 (6.06%) Power BI
4 1,339 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,153 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
6 786 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 680 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 480 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 476 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 423 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 384 (1.71%) Big Data
12 378 (1.68%) NoSQL
13 344 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 341 (1.51%) MySQL
15 317 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
16 272 (1.21%) Data Lake
17 222 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 215 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 196 (0.87%) MongoDB
20 184 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,144 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 1,048 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 860 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 714 (3.17%) JIRA
5 414 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 410 (1.82%) Selenium
7 351 (1.56%) Jenkins
8 239 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 230 (1.02%) TeamCity
10 175 (0.78%) SpecFlow
11 174 (0.77%) NUnit
12 153 (0.68%) Subversion
13 131 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 123 (0.55%) MSI
15 115 (0.51%) WebDriver
16 114 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 109 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 92 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
19 84 (0.37%) Postman
20 82 (0.36%) GitLab
General
1 4,031 (17.91%) Finance
2 966 (4.29%) Retail
3 895 (3.98%) Public Sector
4 721 (3.20%) Marketing
5 589 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 537 (2.39%) Legal
7 485 (2.15%) Banking
8 468 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 448 (1.99%) Law
10 250 (1.11%) Advertising
11 165 (0.73%) Back Office
12 132 (0.59%) Electronics
12 132 (0.59%) Games
13 125 (0.56%) Local Government
14 121 (0.54%) Billing
15 108 (0.48%) Automotive
16 106 (0.47%) Publishing
17 101 (0.45%) Front Office
18 97 (0.43%) Financial Institution
19 88 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4,904 (21.79%) Developer
2 3,289 (14.61%) Analyst
3 1,830 (8.13%) .NET Developer
4 1,625 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 1,554 (6.90%) Consultant
6 1,451 (6.45%) Architect
7 1,250 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,226 (5.45%) IT Support
9 1,166 (5.18%) C# Developer
10 1,107 (4.92%) Support Analyst
11 908 (4.03%) Software Developer
12 887 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 880 (3.91%) IT Engineer
14 755 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
15 732 (3.25%) Administrator
16 723 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
17 616 (2.74%) Service Analyst
18 615 (2.73%) IT Analyst
19 603 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
20 551 (2.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,201 (23.11%) .NET
2 2,482 (11.03%) ASP.NET
3 1,957 (8.69%) HTML
4 1,715 (7.62%) CSS
5 1,514 (6.73%) AngularJS
6 1,355 (6.02%) .NET Framework
7 1,198 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,192 (5.30%) Web Services
9 1,140 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 979 (4.35%) .NET Core
11 877 (3.90%) jQuery
12 710 (3.15%) XML
13 684 (3.04%) RESTful
14 643 (2.86%) HTML5
15 634 (2.82%) React
16 600 (2.67%) REST
17 563 (2.50%) WCF
18 554 (2.46%) Entity Framework
19 503 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 398 (1.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,954 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1,187 (5.27%) Data Centre
3 1,063 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 1,015 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 644 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 554 (2.46%) User Experience
7 444 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 420 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 341 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 336 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 299 (1.33%) Clustering
12 278 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
13 257 (1.14%) Replication
14 254 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 216 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 205 (0.91%) Private Cloud
17 168 (0.75%) Blackberry
18 161 (0.72%) PKI
19 145 (0.64%) Smartphone
20 141 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8,142 (36.17%) Windows
2 3,671 (16.31%) Windows Server
3 2,406 (10.69%) Windows 10
4 1,760 (7.82%) Linux
5 1,479 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,385 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 1,091 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 463 (2.06%) Android
9 461 (2.05%) Unix
10 389 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 362 (1.61%) Windows 8
12 281 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 193 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 142 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 126 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 120 (0.53%) Mac OS X
17 118 (0.52%) CentOS
18 101 (0.45%) Ubuntu
19 93 (0.41%) Solaris
20 63 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,815 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3,217 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3,040 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
4 2,225 (9.88%) DevOps
5 2,108 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
6 2,077 (9.23%) MVC
7 1,596 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,521 (6.76%) Project Management
9 1,458 (6.48%) Scrum
10 1,375 (6.11%) Migration
11 1,363 (6.06%) Mentoring
12 1,255 (5.58%) CRM
13 1,209 (5.37%) Analytics
14 1,161 (5.16%) TDD
15 1,032 (4.58%) Software Engineering
16 1,019 (4.53%) SDLC
17 979 (4.35%) Test Automation
18 958 (4.26%) Change Management
19 934 (4.15%) Presales
20 916 (4.07%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5,719 (25.41%) SQL
2 5,138 (22.83%) C#
3 2,821 (12.53%) JavaScript
4 2,361 (10.49%) PowerShell
5 1,409 (6.26%) T-SQL
6 1,048 (4.66%) Python
7 1,003 (4.46%) Java
8 420 (1.87%) C
9 397 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 349 (1.55%) TypeScript
11 345 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 329 (1.46%) VB
13 314 (1.39%) C++
14 240 (1.07%) PHP
15 216 (0.96%) R
16 210 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 210 (0.93%) VBA
17 202 (0.90%) Ruby
18 187 (0.83%) Perl
19 172 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,302 (10.23%) Degree
2 2,133 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,000 (4.44%) MCSE
4 812 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 792 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 692 (3.07%) MCSA
7 607 (2.70%) CCNA
8 459 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 454 (2.02%) MCP
10 423 (1.88%) SC Cleared
11 315 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 288 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
13 260 (1.16%) CCNP
14 180 (0.80%) MCITP
15 161 (0.72%) DV Cleared
16 152 (0.68%) CISSP
17 130 (0.58%) ISEB
18 126 (0.56%) ISTQB
19 125 (0.56%) DBS Check
20 123 (0.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,364 (6.06%) SLA
2 732 (3.25%) QA
3 357 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 307 (1.36%) GDPR
5 271 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 174 (0.77%) PMO
7 150 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 88 (0.39%) COBIT
9 84 (0.37%) NIST
10 72 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
11 47 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 46 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 26 (0.12%) NCSC
14 21 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 16 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 15 (0.067%) Solvency II
17 14 (0.062%) GAMP
17 14 (0.062%) HMG Infosec
17 14 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 12 (0.053%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6,048 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 2,295 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,682 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 629 (2.79%) XenApp
5 609 (2.71%) Docker
6 502 (2.23%) vSphere
7 408 (1.81%) XenDesktop
8 334 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 276 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
10 184 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 149 (0.66%) Firmware
12 134 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 124 (0.55%) Terminal Services
14 114 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
15 86 (0.38%) BitLocker
16 84 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 73 (0.32%) VMware NSX
18 60 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 60 (0.27%) NFS
19 57 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,752 (7.78%) SCCM
2 748 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 405 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 388 (1.72%) Ansible
5 353 (1.57%) Terraform
6 339 (1.51%) SCOM
7 313 (1.39%) WSUS
8 297 (1.32%) Puppet
9 217 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 141 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 141 (0.63%) vCenter Server
11 107 (0.48%) SCVMM
12 89 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 88 (0.39%) AirWatch
14 87 (0.39%) Nagios
15 86 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
16 82 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
17 76 (0.34%) vRealize
18 71 (0.32%) NetBackup
19 67 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3,523 (15.65%) VMware
2 1,915 (8.51%) Cisco
3 1,799 (7.99%) Citrix
4 1,208 (5.37%) Oracle
5 670 (2.98%) HP
6 557 (2.47%) Google
7 553 (2.46%) SAP
8 476 (2.11%) Apple
9 462 (2.05%) Dell
10 415 (1.84%) IBM
11 413 (1.83%) Veeam
12 381 (1.69%) Tableau
13 367 (1.63%) ServiceNow
14 342 (1.52%) NetApp
15 263 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
15 263 (1.17%) Symantec
16 243 (1.08%) Meraki
17 232 (1.03%) EMC
18 191 (0.85%) Adobe
19 187 (0.83%) Red Hat