Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 28,026 28,727 30,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.02% 16.38% 16.04%
As % of the Vendors category 39.74% 36.90% 36.50%
Number of salaries quoted 22,928 24,129 26,189
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

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 70,528 77,846 83,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.82% 44.39% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 54,676 60,244 67,678
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 26,248 £45,000 +2.27% 4,849
UK excluding London +1 17,433 £42,500 +6.25% 3,768
London 0 9,797 £53,000 +0.95% 1,363
South East 0 5,326 £45,000 +5.88% 847
North of England +1 4,157 £42,500 +13.33% 1,063
Midlands +3 2,914 £40,000 +3.90% 750
North West +4 2,135 £43,000 +14.67% 534
East of England +2 2,106 £42,500 +1.19% 399
South West +3 1,860 £40,000 +6.67% 439
West Midlands +2 1,723 £40,000 +3.90% 474
Yorkshire 0 1,697 £40,000 +5.26% 405
East Midlands +5 1,185 £40,000 +6.67% 275
Scotland +3 704 £42,250 +5.63% 157
Wales -2 334 £36,412 -0.24% 103
North East 0 325 £37,500 +7.14% 124
Northern Ireland -3 100 £30,000 -10.45% 19
Channel Islands +1 21 £50,000 +53.85% 3
Isle of Man +12 11 £55,000 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 9,207 (32.85%) Windows
2 8,553 (30.52%) SQL Server
3 8,498 (30.32%) SQL
4 7,427 (26.50%) .NET
5 7,299 (26.04%) C#
6 6,921 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 6,446 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6,425 (22.93%) Active Directory
9 6,043 (21.56%) Finance
10 4,547 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
11 4,457 (15.90%) Office 365
12 4,297 (15.33%) Windows Server
13 4,254 (15.18%) JavaScript
14 3,916 (13.97%) VMware
15 3,655 (13.04%) ASP.NET
16 3,640 (12.99%) ITIL
17 3,442 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
18 3,303 (11.79%) MVC
19 3,158 (11.27%) Degree
20 3,088 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
21 2,984 (10.65%) HTML
22 2,718 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,602 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
24 2,578 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
25 2,503 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
26 2,500 (8.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 2,486 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 2,483 (8.86%) PowerShell
29 2,468 (8.81%) CSS
30 2,356 (8.41%) Project Management

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 2,318 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 2,301 (8.21%) SharePoint
3 1,018 (3.63%) IIS
4 737 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 690 (2.46%) Skype for Business
6 522 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 390 (1.39%) CMS
8 348 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 321 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 271 (0.97%) Confluence
11 267 (0.95%) Apache
12 252 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 216 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
14 170 (0.61%) Umbraco
15 167 (0.60%) Apache Spark
16 166 (0.59%) Tomcat
17 145 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
18 142 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 135 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
20 131 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 4,547 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2,354 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1,054 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 659 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
5 561 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 108 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 93 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 34 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 34 (0.12%) SPSS
10 30 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 28 (0.100%) Acrobat
12 27 (0.096%) AutoCAD
13 12 (0.043%) Chatbot
13 12 (0.043%) InDesign
14 11 (0.039%) Maya
15 10 (0.036%) Simulink
16 8 (0.029%) FrameMaker
17 7 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
17 7 (0.025%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1,381 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 974 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
3 541 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 115 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 56 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 51 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 41 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 35 (0.12%) Relativity
9 32 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 32 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
10 31 (0.11%) FastStats
11 28 (0.100%) Elite 3E
12 26 (0.093%) Concordance
12 26 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
13 24 (0.086%) Magento
14 23 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
15 22 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
16 21 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
16 21 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
17 20 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6,921 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,457 (15.90%) Office 365
3 2,602 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1,094 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
5 963 (3.44%) SaaS
6 885 (3.16%) PaaS
7 791 (2.82%) IaaS
8 444 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 440 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 324 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 271 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
12 255 (0.91%) Serverless
13 204 (0.73%) GitHub
14 170 (0.61%) Mimecast
15 122 (0.44%) OneDrive
16 104 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
17 101 (0.36%) G Suite
18 96 (0.34%) Azure Functions
19 77 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
20 73 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2,220 (7.92%) Firewall
2 2,046 (7.30%) DNS
3 1,593 (5.68%) DHCP
4 1,363 (4.86%) TCP/IP
5 1,309 (4.67%) LAN
6 1,293 (4.61%) WAN
7 994 (3.55%) SAN
8 949 (3.39%) VPN
9 736 (2.63%) Internet
10 673 (2.40%) Skype
11 621 (2.22%) Network Security
12 481 (1.72%) Wireless
13 475 (1.69%) VoIP
14 409 (1.46%) VLAN
15 383 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
16 306 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
17 266 (0.95%) Unified Communications
18 258 (0.92%) Intranet
19 230 (0.82%) HTTP
20 226 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,553 (30.52%) SQL Server
2 2,500 (8.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2,486 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,734 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1,409 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,388 (4.95%) Power BI
7 1,006 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 759 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 720 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 688 (2.45%) Big Data
11 681 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
12 667 (2.38%) NoSQL
13 636 (2.27%) MySQL
14 431 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 408 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
16 332 (1.18%) RDBMS
17 325 (1.16%) Data Lake
18 318 (1.13%) Hadoop
19 279 (1.00%) MongoDB
20 270 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,715 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 1,291 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,175 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 814 (2.90%) JIRA
5 512 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 472 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 448 (1.60%) Selenium
8 406 (1.45%) TeamCity
9 379 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 241 (0.86%) Subversion
11 240 (0.86%) NUnit
12 202 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 165 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 159 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 145 (0.52%) SpecFlow
16 124 (0.44%) MSTest
17 116 (0.41%) Maven
18 96 (0.34%) Moq
19 94 (0.34%) Cucumber
20 89 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 6,043 (21.56%) Finance
2 1,480 (5.28%) Retail
3 1,321 (4.71%) Advertising
4 999 (3.56%) Marketing
5 924 (3.30%) Banking
6 732 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 706 (2.52%) Legal
8 688 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 439 (1.57%) Law
10 309 (1.10%) Back Office
11 281 (1.00%) Games
12 249 (0.89%) Investment Banking
13 245 (0.87%) Electronics
14 170 (0.61%) Front Office
15 168 (0.60%) Automotive
16 167 (0.60%) Publishing
17 156 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 145 (0.52%) French Language
19 115 (0.41%) German Language
20 107 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7,162 (25.55%) Developer
2 4,248 (15.16%) Analyst
3 2,882 (10.28%) .NET Developer
4 2,196 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 1,955 (6.98%) Consultant
6 1,849 (6.60%) Architect
7 1,824 (6.51%) Support Engineer
8 1,500 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,452 (5.18%) Support Analyst
10 1,281 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,201 (4.29%) IT Support
12 1,196 (4.27%) Senior Developer
13 1,102 (3.93%) Software Developer
14 1,013 (3.61%) SQL Developer
15 912 (3.25%) Administrator
16 835 (2.98%) Project Manager
17 823 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 816 (2.91%) IT Engineer
19 813 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
20 733 (2.62%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,427 (26.50%) .NET
2 3,655 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 2,984 (10.65%) HTML
4 2,468 (8.81%) CSS
5 2,044 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,021 (7.21%) AngularJS
7 1,882 (6.72%) Web Services
8 1,864 (6.65%) .NET Framework
9 1,648 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,359 (4.85%) jQuery
11 987 (3.52%) WCF
12 969 (3.46%) XML
13 872 (3.11%) HTML5
14 843 (3.01%) Entity Framework
15 762 (2.72%) RESTful
16 735 (2.62%) REST
17 634 (2.26%) SOAP
18 622 (2.22%) React
19 604 (2.16%) WPF
20 572 (2.04%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 2,578 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1,286 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 1,259 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 1,157 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1,114 (3.97%) Computer Science
6 1,092 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 682 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 622 (2.22%) User Experience
9 489 (1.74%) Driving Licence
10 481 (1.72%) Fintech
11 374 (1.33%) Public Cloud
12 371 (1.32%) Clustering
13 366 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 345 (1.23%) Replication
15 271 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 248 (0.88%) PKI
17 245 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
18 223 (0.80%) NHS
19 213 (0.76%) Blackberry
20 205 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9,207 (32.85%) Windows
2 4,297 (15.33%) Windows Server
3 2,227 (7.95%) Linux
4 2,072 (7.39%) Windows 10
5 2,045 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,002 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1,804 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 630 (2.25%) Unix
9 619 (2.21%) Windows 8
10 582 (2.08%) Android
11 500 (1.78%) Apple iOS
12 373 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 347 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 290 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 198 (0.71%) Windows XP
16 177 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 172 (0.61%) CentOS
18 112 (0.40%) Ubuntu
19 77 (0.27%) Solaris
20 48 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,446 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3,640 (12.99%) ITIL
3 3,442 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
4 3,303 (11.79%) MVC
5 3,088 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
6 2,356 (8.41%) Project Management
7 2,210 (7.89%) Scrum
8 2,130 (7.60%) CRM
9 1,835 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 1,749 (6.24%) TDD
11 1,688 (6.02%) DevOps
12 1,631 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,428 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
13 1,428 (5.10%) Migration
14 1,370 (4.89%) Analytics
15 1,303 (4.65%) ETL
16 1,291 (4.61%) SDLC
17 1,287 (4.59%) Test Automation
18 1,284 (4.58%) Mentoring
19 1,265 (4.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8,498 (30.32%) SQL
2 7,299 (26.04%) C#
3 4,254 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 2,483 (8.86%) PowerShell
5 2,352 (8.39%) T-SQL
6 1,449 (5.17%) Java
7 1,176 (4.20%) Python
8 640 (2.28%) C
9 545 (1.94%) C++
10 503 (1.79%) VB.NET
11 349 (1.25%) VBA
12 331 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 326 (1.16%) TypeScript
14 321 (1.15%) PHP
14 321 (1.15%) VB
15 280 (1.00%) Ruby
16 261 (0.93%) VBScript
17 252 (0.90%) PL/SQL
18 217 (0.77%) R
19 212 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,158 (11.27%) Degree
2 2,718 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,300 (4.64%) MCSE
4 1,007 (3.59%) Security Cleared
5 852 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
6 698 (2.49%) MCSA
7 648 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 579 (2.07%) MCP
9 551 (1.97%) CCNA
10 527 (1.88%) SC Cleared
11 441 (1.57%) CISSP
12 426 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 389 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 328 (1.17%) CCNP
15 296 (1.06%) MCITP
16 235 (0.84%) DV Cleared
17 229 (0.82%) SANS
18 211 (0.75%) PMI Certification
19 200 (0.71%) SSCP
20 165 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,209 (4.31%) SLA
2 945 (3.37%) QA
3 492 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 438 (1.56%) GDPR
5 360 (1.28%) PMO
6 335 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 196 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 69 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 60 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 51 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 37 (0.13%) COBIT
12 24 (0.086%) MiFID
13 22 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 20 (0.071%) ISO 14001
15 17 (0.061%) PMBOK
16 15 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.054%) WAI
17 13 (0.046%) P3O
18 12 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 11 (0.039%) GAMP
System Software
1 6,425 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 2,503 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,875 (6.69%) Hyper-V
4 627 (2.24%) XenApp
5 565 (2.02%) Docker
6 549 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 547 (1.95%) vSphere
8 416 (1.48%) XenDesktop
9 291 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 238 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 165 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 154 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 146 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 126 (0.45%) XenServer
15 102 (0.36%) Firmware
16 96 (0.34%) BitLocker
17 89 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 66 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
19 65 (0.23%) VMware NSX
20 51 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,648 (5.88%) SCCM
2 544 (1.94%) Puppet
3 451 (1.61%) SCOM
4 410 (1.46%) Ansible
5 384 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 279 (1.00%) WSUS
7 277 (0.99%) Kubernetes
8 274 (0.98%) Terraform
9 232 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 177 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 165 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 163 (0.58%) Backup Exec
13 137 (0.49%) SCVMM
14 121 (0.43%) Nagios
15 113 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
16 111 (0.40%) SCOrch
17 109 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
18 103 (0.37%) vRealize
19 95 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
20 93 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,916 (13.97%) VMware
2 2,001 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1,997 (7.13%) Citrix
4 1,735 (6.19%) Oracle
5 829 (2.96%) HP
6 770 (2.75%) SAP
7 761 (2.72%) Google
8 576 (2.06%) Apple
9 566 (2.02%) Tableau
10 541 (1.93%) IBM
11 431 (1.54%) Dell
12 430 (1.53%) Red Hat
13 385 (1.37%) ServiceNow
14 377 (1.35%) Veeam
15 366 (1.31%) Symantec
16 363 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
17 349 (1.25%) NetApp
18 338 (1.21%) EMC
19 306 (1.09%) Xamarin
20 287 (1.02%) SolarWinds