Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26,905 29,875 29,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.91% 16.67% 15.95%
As % of the Vendors category 39.67% 37.51% 36.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21,785 24,951 25,161
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +2.60%

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 67,828 79,641 80,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 44.45% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 52,123 61,778 65,076
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 December 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 December 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 +1 25,129 £45,000 - 4,642
UK excluding London +2 16,531 £42,500 +6.25% 3,805
London 0 9,603 £55,000 +10.00% 1,140
South East 0 4,918 £45,000 +5.88% 764
North of England +2 3,995 £42,500 +6.25% 1,172
Midlands +2 2,837 £40,000 +6.67% 749
North West +5 2,100 £44,500 +11.25% 611
East of England +5 2,050 £42,500 +1.19% 402
West Midlands +1 1,739 £40,000 +2.56% 462
South West -1 1,647 £40,000 +6.67% 420
Yorkshire 0 1,619 £40,000 +5.26% 435
East Midlands +7 1,090 £40,000 +6.67% 286
Scotland -2 676 £41,500 -2.35% 181
Wales -3 331 £37,500 +7.14% 96
North East -1 277 £36,250 +3.57% 126
Northern Ireland -7 136 £37,500 - 18
Channel Islands 0 24 £38,750 +17.42% 9
Isle of Man +13 3 £27,500 -54.17%

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9,096 (33.81%) Windows
2 7,971 (29.63%) SQL
3 7,918 (29.43%) SQL Server
4 7,134 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 6,968 (25.90%) .NET
6 6,881 (25.58%) C#
7 6,360 (23.64%) Active Directory
8 6,310 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
9 5,528 (20.55%) Finance
10 4,486 (16.67%) Office 365
11 4,362 (16.21%) Microsoft Office
12 4,132 (15.36%) Windows Server
13 4,083 (15.18%) JavaScript
14 3,882 (14.43%) VMware
15 3,681 (13.68%) ITIL
16 3,548 (13.19%) ASP.NET
17 3,369 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
18 3,184 (11.83%) Degree
19 3,175 (11.80%) MVC
20 2,941 (10.93%) HTML
21 2,840 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
22 2,640 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,638 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
24 2,572 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2,558 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
26 2,512 (9.34%) PowerShell
27 2,422 (9.00%) CSS
28 2,371 (8.81%) Linux
29 2,308 (8.58%) Firewall
30 2,301 (8.55%) 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 2,282 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 2,206 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 968 (3.60%) IIS
4 684 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 659 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 479 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 396 (1.47%) CMS
8 357 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 311 (1.16%) Apache
10 277 (1.03%) Confluence
11 263 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 256 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 215 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
14 205 (0.76%) Apache Spark
15 158 (0.59%) Umbraco
16 151 (0.56%) SAS
17 146 (0.54%) Tomcat
18 145 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
19 113 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
20 112 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4,362 (16.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2,163 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 971 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 612 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 585 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 101 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 90 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 46 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 36 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 29 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 27 (0.10%) SPSS
12 25 (0.093%) Acrobat
13 18 (0.067%) InfoPath
14 11 (0.041%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.037%) FrameMaker
16 8 (0.030%) InDesign
17 6 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.022%) Maya
17 6 (0.022%) Open Workbench
18 4 (0.015%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 1,306 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 799 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 385 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 124 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 40 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 34 (0.13%) Magento
7 29 (0.11%) FastStats
8 28 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 26 (0.097%) Elite 3E
10 25 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
10 25 (0.093%) Scribe Insight
10 25 (0.093%) Unit4 Business World
11 22 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
11 22 (0.082%) SAP Hybris
12 21 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 21 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
12 21 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
13 19 (0.071%) Relativity
14 18 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
15 17 (0.063%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7,134 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,486 (16.67%) Office 365
3 2,638 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1,083 (4.03%) SaaS
5 968 (3.60%) PaaS
6 918 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
7 791 (2.94%) IaaS
8 566 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 426 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 359 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 312 (1.16%) Serverless
12 271 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
13 242 (0.90%) GitHub
14 181 (0.67%) Mimecast
15 134 (0.50%) OneDrive
16 132 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
17 127 (0.47%) Azure Functions
18 102 (0.38%) Amazon S3
19 99 (0.37%) G Suite
20 79 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2,308 (8.58%) Firewall
2 1,938 (7.20%) DNS
3 1,498 (5.57%) DHCP
4 1,343 (4.99%) TCP/IP
5 1,271 (4.72%) LAN
6 1,256 (4.67%) WAN
7 917 (3.41%) SAN
8 893 (3.32%) VPN
9 724 (2.69%) Internet
10 651 (2.42%) Skype
11 638 (2.37%) Network Security
12 573 (2.13%) VoIP
13 492 (1.83%) Wireless
14 451 (1.68%) VLAN
15 390 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
16 283 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
17 263 (0.98%) Unified Communications
18 261 (0.97%) Intranet
19 239 (0.89%) MPLS
20 221 (0.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,918 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 2,225 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2,117 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,630 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1,330 (4.94%) Power BI
6 1,244 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 994 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 672 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 654 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 645 (2.40%) NoSQL
11 644 (2.39%) Big Data
12 625 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
13 562 (2.09%) MySQL
14 451 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
15 366 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
16 339 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 320 (1.19%) Hadoop
18 287 (1.07%) Data Lake
19 254 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
20 253 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1,660 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 1,258 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,112 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 757 (2.81%) JIRA
5 539 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 515 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 480 (1.78%) Selenium
8 358 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 356 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 253 (0.94%) Subversion
11 251 (0.93%) NUnit
12 189 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 164 (0.61%) Maven
14 149 (0.55%) SpecFlow
15 133 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 132 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 119 (0.44%) MSTest
18 90 (0.33%) Robot Framework
19 87 (0.32%) Moq
20 82 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 5,528 (20.55%) Finance
2 1,366 (5.08%) Retail
3 961 (3.57%) Marketing
4 930 (3.46%) Advertising
5 901 (3.35%) Banking
6 712 (2.65%) Legal
6 712 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 698 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 403 (1.50%) Law
9 293 (1.09%) Back Office
10 229 (0.85%) Electronics
11 224 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 216 (0.80%) Games
13 165 (0.61%) Publishing
14 149 (0.55%) Automotive
15 137 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 132 (0.49%) Front Office
17 113 (0.42%) French Language
18 112 (0.42%) Billing
19 82 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6,733 (25.03%) Developer
2 4,084 (15.18%) Analyst
3 2,763 (10.27%) .NET Developer
4 2,134 (7.93%) C# Developer
5 1,788 (6.65%) Architect
6 1,747 (6.49%) Support Engineer
7 1,723 (6.40%) Consultant
8 1,493 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,373 (5.10%) Support Analyst
10 1,301 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1,158 (4.30%) Senior Developer
12 1,136 (4.22%) IT Support
13 1,126 (4.19%) Software Developer
14 896 (3.33%) SQL Developer
15 885 (3.29%) Administrator
16 794 (2.95%) IT Engineer
17 787 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
18 741 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 738 (2.74%) Project Manager
20 722 (2.68%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,968 (25.90%) .NET
2 3,548 (13.19%) ASP.NET
3 2,941 (10.93%) HTML
4 2,422 (9.00%) CSS
5 1,934 (7.19%) AngularJS
6 1,933 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,748 (6.50%) Web Services
8 1,709 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 1,600 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,317 (4.90%) jQuery
11 913 (3.39%) XML
12 910 (3.38%) HTML5
13 838 (3.11%) WCF
14 801 (2.98%) Entity Framework
15 776 (2.88%) RESTful
16 688 (2.56%) .NET Core
17 648 (2.41%) React
18 630 (2.34%) REST
19 624 (2.32%) SOAP
20 546 (2.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,558 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1,255 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 1,207 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 1,117 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
5 1,108 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 626 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 582 (2.16%) User Experience
8 447 (1.66%) Fintech
9 425 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 396 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 390 (1.45%) Clustering
12 358 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 356 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 328 (1.22%) Replication
15 286 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
16 259 (0.96%) PKI
17 216 (0.80%) Data Structures
18 190 (0.71%) Virtual Team
19 185 (0.69%) NHS
20 178 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9,096 (33.81%) Windows
2 4,132 (15.36%) Windows Server
3 2,371 (8.81%) Linux
4 2,147 (7.98%) Windows 10
5 1,930 (7.17%) Windows 7
6 1,892 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,659 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 615 (2.29%) Windows 8
9 609 (2.26%) Unix
10 587 (2.18%) Android
11 537 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 424 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 289 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 262 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 210 (0.78%) CentOS
16 195 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 177 (0.66%) Mac OS
18 98 (0.36%) Ubuntu
19 74 (0.28%) Solaris
20 70 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,310 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3,681 (13.68%) ITIL
3 3,369 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
4 3,175 (11.80%) MVC
5 2,840 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2,301 (8.55%) Project Management
7 2,148 (7.98%) Scrum
8 2,037 (7.57%) CRM
9 1,829 (6.80%) Software Engineering
10 1,768 (6.57%) DevOps
11 1,667 (6.20%) TDD
12 1,623 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,468 (5.46%) Migration
14 1,442 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
15 1,414 (5.26%) Analytics
16 1,353 (5.03%) Mentoring
17 1,293 (4.81%) SDLC
18 1,255 (4.66%) ETL
19 1,240 (4.61%) Test Automation
20 1,215 (4.52%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 7,971 (29.63%) SQL
2 6,881 (25.58%) C#
3 4,083 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 2,512 (9.34%) PowerShell
5 2,182 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 1,400 (5.20%) Java
7 1,203 (4.47%) Python
8 572 (2.13%) C
9 527 (1.96%) C++
10 444 (1.65%) VB.NET
11 338 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 322 (1.20%) PHP
13 319 (1.19%) VB
14 306 (1.14%) TypeScript
15 290 (1.08%) VBA
16 258 (0.96%) VBScript
17 222 (0.83%) R
18 220 (0.82%) PL/SQL
19 214 (0.80%) Ruby
20 208 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3,184 (11.83%) Degree
2 2,640 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,333 (4.95%) MCSE
4 991 (3.68%) Security Cleared
5 937 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
6 755 (2.81%) MCSA
7 683 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 583 (2.17%) CCNA
9 549 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 548 (2.04%) MCP
11 533 (1.98%) CISSP
12 470 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 417 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
14 342 (1.27%) CCNP
15 259 (0.96%) MCITP
16 257 (0.96%) SANS
17 236 (0.88%) DV Cleared
18 203 (0.75%) PMI Certification
19 185 (0.69%) ISEB
20 183 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,211 (4.50%) SLA
2 961 (3.57%) QA
3 609 (2.26%) GDPR
4 587 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 374 (1.39%) PMO
6 358 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 226 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 79 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 68 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 44 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 42 (0.16%) COBIT
12 29 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 19 (0.071%) PMBOK
14 18 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 18 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 18 (0.067%) MiFID
15 17 (0.063%) GAMP
16 15 (0.056%) HIPAA
16 15 (0.056%) WAI
17 14 (0.052%) P3O
System Software
1 6,360 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 2,572 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,726 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 609 (2.26%) XenApp
5 585 (2.17%) Docker
6 542 (2.01%) vSphere
7 498 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 404 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 306 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 230 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 137 (0.51%) Firmware
11 137 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 136 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 124 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
14 116 (0.43%) BitLocker
15 101 (0.38%) XenServer
16 84 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 79 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
18 64 (0.24%) Terminal Server
19 50 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,735 (6.45%) SCCM
2 536 (1.99%) Puppet
3 465 (1.73%) SCOM
4 440 (1.64%) Ansible
5 337 (1.25%) Kubernetes
6 335 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 307 (1.14%) WSUS
8 300 (1.12%) Terraform
9 254 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 201 (0.75%) Backup Exec
11 181 (0.67%) vCenter Server
12 157 (0.58%) Nagios
13 137 (0.51%) SCVMM
14 123 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
15 121 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
16 120 (0.45%) SCOrch
17 114 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
18 108 (0.40%) AirWatch
19 102 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 98 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,882 (14.43%) VMware
2 2,062 (7.66%) Cisco
3 1,962 (7.29%) Citrix
4 1,563 (5.81%) Oracle
5 861 (3.20%) HP
6 759 (2.82%) SAP
7 757 (2.81%) Google
8 555 (2.06%) Tableau
9 529 (1.97%) IBM
10 498 (1.85%) Dell
11 464 (1.72%) Apple
12 419 (1.56%) Symantec
13 411 (1.53%) NetApp
14 397 (1.48%) Veeam
15 373 (1.39%) Red Hat
16 321 (1.19%) ServiceNow
17 318 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
18 314 (1.17%) EMC
19 288 (1.07%) McAfee
20 250 (0.93%) Xamarin