Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13,871 23,578 30,051
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.02% 16.40% 17.36%
As % of the Vendors category 38.74% 38.71% 39.48%
Number of salaries quoted 12,026 20,032 26,850
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 35,809 60,906 76,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.37% 42.35% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 27,259 46,571 59,422
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,590 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Top 19 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 6 June 2020. 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 12,683 £47,500 +5.56% 1,408
UK excluding London -1 8,634 £45,000 +5.88% 1,192
London -2 4,737 £57,500 +4.55% 323
South East 0 2,550 £47,500 +5.56% 295
North of England -3 1,964 £44,000 +10.00% 333
Midlands 0 1,555 £45,000 +9.09% 216
North West -5 1,069 £45,000 +5.88% 189
West Midlands +2 1,045 £45,000 +5.88% 138
South West +4 1,001 £42,500 - 129
Work from Home +1 994 £57,500 -4.17% 183
East of England 0 821 £42,500 - 112
Yorkshire -3 714 £42,500 +6.92% 100
East Midlands 0 499 £45,000 +16.88% 77
Scotland 0 467 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Wales -2 217 £41,000 +9.33% 48
North East -1 182 £38,750 +6.16% 44
Northern Ireland +1 73 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Channel Islands 0 8 £65,000 +23.81%
Isle of Man -6 3 £33,000 -34.00%

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 5,700 (41.09%) Azure
2 4,788 (34.52%) Windows
3 3,772 (27.19%) SQL Server
4 3,743 (26.98%) SQL
5 3,443 (24.82%) Active Directory
6 3,272 (23.59%) Office 365
7 3,247 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
8 3,233 (23.31%) .NET
9 2,990 (21.56%) C#
10 2,548 (18.37%) Finance
11 2,289 (16.50%) Windows Server
12 2,248 (16.21%) VMware
13 2,120 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
14 1,786 (12.88%) AWS
15 1,736 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
16 1,733 (12.49%) JavaScript
17 1,665 (12.00%) ITIL
18 1,550 (11.17%) PowerShell
19 1,538 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,481 (10.68%) DevOps
21 1,365 (9.84%) ASP.NET
22 1,360 (9.80%) Windows 10
23 1,355 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
24 1,343 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,304 (9.40%) Degree
26 1,234 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
27 1,229 (8.86%) Firewall
28 1,199 (8.64%) SharePoint
29 1,188 (8.56%) MVC
30 1,167 (8.41%) Cisco

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 1,199 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 962 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 490 (3.53%) IIS
4 395 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 279 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 260 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 194 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 183 (1.32%) Confluence
9 167 (1.20%) CMS
10 92 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 92 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 87 (0.63%) Apache Spark
12 83 (0.60%) Apache
13 80 (0.58%) EPiServer
14 58 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
15 56 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
16 47 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
17 43 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 38 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
19 36 (0.26%) Kentico
Applications
1 2,120 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1,121 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 451 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 235 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 207 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 23 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 17 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 16 (0.12%) InVision
11 15 (0.11%) Sketch
12 13 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
13 12 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
14 8 (0.058%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.058%) LibreOffice
15 7 (0.050%) Gliffy
15 7 (0.050%) SPSS
16 6 (0.043%) Camtasia
17 5 (0.036%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 574 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 247 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 144 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 97 (0.70%) NetSuite
5 45 (0.32%) Sage 200
5 45 (0.32%) SAP Business One
6 39 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 37 (0.27%) Sage 500
8 31 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 20 (0.14%) Magento
10 19 (0.14%) Elite 3E
10 19 (0.14%) Sentinel
11 17 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
12 16 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
13 15 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
14 11 (0.079%) Shopify
15 10 (0.072%) Exchequer
15 10 (0.072%) Lawson
15 10 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
16 9 (0.065%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5,700 (41.09%) Azure
2 3,272 (23.59%) Office 365
3 1,786 (12.88%) AWS
4 1,123 (8.10%) Power Platform
5 761 (5.49%) SaaS
6 700 (5.05%) Dynamics 365
7 656 (4.73%) PaaS
8 627 (4.52%) IaaS
9 607 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 297 (2.14%) GCP
11 238 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 223 (1.61%) Serverless
13 222 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 174 (1.25%) PowerApps
15 170 (1.23%) OneDrive
16 123 (0.89%) Logic Apps
17 108 (0.78%) Mimecast
18 99 (0.71%) Azure Functions
19 90 (0.65%) GitHub
20 76 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,229 (8.86%) Firewall
2 1,109 (8.00%) DNS
3 910 (6.56%) DHCP
4 738 (5.32%) TCP/IP
5 708 (5.10%) WAN
6 683 (4.92%) LAN
7 580 (4.18%) VPN
8 506 (3.65%) SAN
9 492 (3.55%) Skype
10 397 (2.86%) Internet
11 316 (2.28%) Wireless
12 289 (2.08%) VoIP
13 274 (1.98%) VLAN
14 235 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
15 178 (1.28%) Network Security
16 174 (1.25%) Unified Communications
17 165 (1.19%) NetScaler
18 157 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
19 129 (0.93%) NAS
20 111 (0.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,772 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 998 (7.19%) Power BI
3 889 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 780 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 726 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
6 532 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 371 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 336 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 313 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 284 (2.05%) Data Lake
11 277 (2.00%) Big Data
12 274 (1.98%) MongoDB
13 242 (1.74%) MySQL
14 233 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 217 (1.56%) NoSQL
16 168 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
17 162 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
18 158 (1.14%) SQL Server 2019
19 152 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 149 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 689 (4.97%) Git (software)
2 618 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 418 (3.01%) JIRA
4 382 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 286 (2.06%) Selenium
6 248 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 167 (1.20%) SpecFlow
8 161 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 157 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 155 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 110 (0.79%) NUnit
12 92 (0.66%) Subversion
13 83 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 79 (0.57%) Bitbucket
15 75 (0.54%) WebDriver
16 71 (0.51%) MSTest
17 70 (0.50%) SoapUI
18 62 (0.45%) Cucumber
19 55 (0.40%) Moq
20 45 (0.32%) gulp
General
1 2,548 (18.37%) Finance
2 520 (3.75%) Retail
3 490 (3.53%) Public Sector
4 428 (3.09%) Legal
5 421 (3.04%) Marketing
6 410 (2.96%) Law
7 353 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 293 (2.11%) Banking
9 292 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 157 (1.13%) Advertising
11 146 (1.05%) Games
12 128 (0.92%) Local Government
13 118 (0.85%) Front Office
14 95 (0.68%) Back Office
15 86 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 85 (0.61%) Billing
17 82 (0.59%) Electronics
18 58 (0.42%) Automotive
19 50 (0.36%) Aerospace
20 45 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,976 (21.45%) Developer
2 1,729 (12.46%) Analyst
3 1,167 (8.41%) .NET Developer
4 981 (7.07%) Architect
5 968 (6.98%) Consultant
6 869 (6.26%) Support Engineer
7 831 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 736 (5.31%) C# Developer
9 675 (4.87%) IT Support
10 573 (4.13%) Support Analyst
11 514 (3.71%) IT Engineer
12 507 (3.66%) Software Developer
13 476 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
14 470 (3.39%) Senior Developer
15 466 (3.36%) Administrator
16 377 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
17 357 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support
18 303 (2.18%) Project Manager
19 294 (2.12%) Applications Support
20 293 (2.11%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,233 (23.31%) .NET
2 1,365 (9.84%) ASP.NET
3 1,071 (7.72%) AngularJS
4 1,069 (7.71%) .NET Framework
5 1,058 (7.63%) HTML
6 935 (6.74%) CSS
7 879 (6.34%) .NET Core
8 732 (5.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 649 (4.68%) React
10 640 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 636 (4.59%) Web Services
12 544 (3.92%) Entity Framework
13 503 (3.63%) jQuery
14 384 (2.77%) REST
15 340 (2.45%) XML
16 339 (2.44%) Node.js
17 336 (2.42%) HTML5
18 319 (2.30%) Vue.js
19 270 (1.95%) RESTful
20 235 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,234 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 859 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 585 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 518 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
5 465 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
6 358 (2.58%) User Experience
7 319 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 238 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 237 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 222 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 213 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 177 (1.28%) Clustering
13 149 (1.07%) Replication
14 134 (0.97%) PKI
14 134 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 132 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 114 (0.82%) Data Structures
16 114 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 111 (0.80%) Hedge funds
18 98 (0.71%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4,788 (34.52%) Windows
2 2,289 (16.50%) Windows Server
3 1,360 (9.80%) Windows 10
4 1,147 (8.27%) Linux
5 814 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 676 (4.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 648 (4.67%) Windows 7
8 506 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 252 (1.82%) Unix
10 247 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
11 212 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 207 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 200 (1.44%) Android
14 136 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
15 99 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 81 (0.58%) Mac OS
17 80 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 70 (0.50%) Ubuntu
19 68 (0.49%) CentOS
20 63 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,247 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,736 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
3 1,665 (12.00%) ITIL
4 1,481 (10.68%) DevOps
5 1,355 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
6 1,188 (8.56%) MVC
7 1,125 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,061 (7.65%) Scrum
9 1,047 (7.55%) Project Management
10 981 (7.07%) Migration
11 930 (6.70%) CRM
12 916 (6.60%) Analytics
13 796 (5.74%) TDD
14 754 (5.44%) Project Delivery
15 688 (4.96%) Mentoring
16 675 (4.87%) Test Automation
17 630 (4.54%) Continuous Improvement
18 618 (4.46%) Presales
19 604 (4.35%) Software Engineering
20 594 (4.28%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,743 (26.98%) SQL
2 2,990 (21.56%) C#
3 1,733 (12.49%) JavaScript
4 1,550 (11.17%) PowerShell
5 803 (5.79%) Python
6 797 (5.75%) T-SQL
7 436 (3.14%) Java
8 338 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 267 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 227 (1.64%) C
11 196 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 183 (1.32%) VB
13 182 (1.31%) VBA
14 172 (1.24%) R
15 168 (1.21%) C++
16 162 (1.17%) PHP
17 121 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 105 (0.76%) VBScript
19 95 (0.68%) Perl
20 93 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,343 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,304 (9.40%) Degree
3 610 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 564 (4.07%) MCSE
5 478 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 453 (3.27%) MCSA
7 358 (2.58%) SC Cleared
8 352 (2.54%) CCNA
9 257 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 254 (1.83%) MCP
11 186 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 175 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 167 (1.20%) CCNP
14 163 (1.18%) DV Cleared
15 121 (0.87%) CISSP
16 103 (0.74%) MCITP
17 102 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
18 78 (0.56%) ISEB
19 71 (0.51%) CISM
20 63 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 703 (5.07%) SLA
2 465 (3.35%) QA
3 287 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 221 (1.59%) GDPR
5 150 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 107 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 72 (0.52%) PMO
8 62 (0.45%) NIST
9 48 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 45 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 35 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 25 (0.18%) NCSC
13 24 (0.17%) COBIT
14 23 (0.17%) BS25999
15 22 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 16 (0.12%) NIST 800
17 11 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 11 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 6 (0.043%) SEPA
18 6 (0.043%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3,443 (24.82%) Active Directory
2 1,538 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,069 (7.71%) Hyper-V
4 439 (3.16%) XenApp
5 426 (3.07%) Docker
6 332 (2.39%) vSphere
7 314 (2.26%) XenDesktop
8 299 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
9 163 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 101 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 98 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 88 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 72 (0.52%) Firmware
14 67 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 55 (0.40%) BitLocker
15 55 (0.40%) NFS
16 54 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 45 (0.32%) Terminal Server
18 44 (0.32%) Xen
19 39 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1,127 (8.12%) SCCM
2 476 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 335 (2.42%) Kubernetes
4 277 (2.00%) Terraform
5 258 (1.86%) Ansible
6 255 (1.84%) SCOM
7 206 (1.49%) WSUS
8 176 (1.27%) Puppet
9 138 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 117 (0.84%) vCenter Server
11 98 (0.71%) Backup Exec
12 82 (0.59%) SCVMM
13 67 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 63 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
15 55 (0.40%) NetBackup
16 52 (0.37%) Nagios
17 50 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
18 44 (0.32%) XenMobile
19 40 (0.29%) ZABBIX
20 35 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2,248 (16.21%) VMware
2 1,167 (8.41%) Cisco
3 1,070 (7.71%) Citrix
4 716 (5.16%) Oracle
5 486 (3.50%) HP
6 421 (3.04%) Google
7 391 (2.82%) SAP
8 332 (2.39%) Dell
9 270 (1.95%) Veeam
10 262 (1.89%) IBM
11 255 (1.84%) NetApp
12 248 (1.79%) Tableau
13 210 (1.51%) Apple
14 189 (1.36%) EMC
15 181 (1.30%) Databricks
15 181 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
16 149 (1.07%) ServiceNow
17 136 (0.98%) Red Hat
18 132 (0.95%) CheckPoint
19 126 (0.91%) Juniper