Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20,601 25,099 30,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.78% 16.59% 17.17%
As % of the Vendors category 40.03% 39.19% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16,806 20,331 25,350
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 51,463 64,041 77,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 42.33% 44.27%
Number of salaries quoted 39,455 49,280 61,719
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 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 0 18,894 £45,000 - 4,880
UK excluding London +2 12,809 £42,500 - 3,982
London -2 7,068 £55,000 - 1,257
South East +1 4,133 £45,000 - 914
North of England 0 2,890 £42,500 - 1,091
Midlands 0 2,199 £42,500 +6.25% 765
North West 0 1,586 £42,500 -5.56% 583
South West +3 1,428 £39,250 -1.88% 454
West Midlands 0 1,377 £42,500 - 474
East of England 0 1,120 £42,500 - 403
Yorkshire -1 1,075 £42,500 +6.25% 376
East Midlands +1 810 £40,000 - 284
Scotland +3 603 £42,341 +5.19% 203
Wales +2 386 £41,500 +11.41% 113
North East 0 231 £39,750 +6.71% 132
Northern Ireland +1 89 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Channel Islands -3 7 £45,000 +28.57% 4

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 7,482 (36.32%) Azure
2 7,465 (36.24%) Windows
3 5,575 (27.06%) SQL Server
4 5,390 (26.16%) Active Directory
5 5,270 (25.58%) SQL
6 5,145 (24.97%) Office 365
7 4,737 (22.99%) .NET
8 4,605 (22.35%) C#
9 4,423 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
10 3,699 (17.96%) Finance
11 3,335 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
12 3,307 (16.05%) Windows Server
13 3,213 (15.60%) VMware
14 2,721 (13.21%) ITIL
15 2,685 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
16 2,658 (12.90%) JavaScript
17 2,376 (11.53%) AWS
18 2,212 (10.74%) Windows 10
19 2,192 (10.64%) PowerShell
20 2,186 (10.61%) ASP.NET
21 2,147 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2,095 (10.17%) DevOps
23 1,996 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,942 (9.43%) Degree
25 1,889 (9.17%) MVC
26 1,879 (9.12%) SharePoint
27 1,851 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
28 1,832 (8.89%) Firewall
29 1,805 (8.76%) DNS
30 1,776 (8.62%) Analytical Skills

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 1,879 (9.12%) SharePoint
2 1,625 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 760 (3.69%) IIS
4 695 (3.37%) Skype for Business
5 461 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 414 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 266 (1.29%) Confluence
8 220 (1.07%) CMS
9 189 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 140 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 130 (0.63%) Apache
12 113 (0.55%) EPiServer
13 103 (0.50%) Apache Spark
13 103 (0.50%) Umbraco
14 102 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 81 (0.39%) WebSphere
16 75 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
17 73 (0.35%) SAS
18 66 (0.32%) Tomcat
19 61 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3,335 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1,751 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 745 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 422 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 244 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 98 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 61 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 52 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 33 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 29 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 24 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 24 (0.12%) Sketch
12 21 (0.10%) InVision
13 15 (0.073%) Acrobat
13 15 (0.073%) LibreOffice
14 14 (0.068%) Adobe XD
15 13 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
15 13 (0.063%) Camtasia
16 12 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
16 12 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 745 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 402 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 156 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 117 (0.57%) NetSuite
5 60 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 42 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 37 (0.18%) Sage 200
8 32 (0.16%) SAP Business One
9 28 (0.14%) Elite 3E
10 22 (0.11%) Sage 500
11 20 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
12 18 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
12 18 (0.087%) Magento
13 17 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
13 17 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
14 16 (0.078%) assyst
14 16 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
15 14 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
15 14 (0.068%) SAP BPC
16 13 (0.063%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 7,482 (36.32%) Azure
2 5,145 (24.97%) Office 365
3 2,376 (11.53%) AWS
4 1,414 (6.86%) Power Platform
5 906 (4.40%) Dynamics 365
6 882 (4.28%) SaaS
7 789 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 704 (3.42%) PaaS
9 699 (3.39%) IaaS
10 335 (1.63%) GCP
11 328 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
12 317 (1.54%) OneDrive
13 244 (1.18%) Serverless
14 231 (1.12%) PowerApps
15 212 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
16 140 (0.68%) Mimecast
17 133 (0.65%) GitHub
18 120 (0.58%) Azure Functions
19 90 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
19 90 (0.44%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,832 (8.89%) Firewall
2 1,805 (8.76%) DNS
3 1,440 (6.99%) DHCP
4 1,149 (5.58%) TCP/IP
5 1,112 (5.40%) WAN
6 1,110 (5.39%) LAN
7 821 (3.99%) VPN
8 783 (3.80%) Skype
9 732 (3.55%) SAN
10 575 (2.79%) Internet
11 561 (2.72%) Wireless
12 547 (2.66%) VoIP
13 407 (1.98%) VLAN
14 286 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
15 264 (1.28%) Unified Communications
16 254 (1.23%) Network Security
17 240 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
18 215 (1.04%) NetScaler
19 206 (1.00%) NAS
20 167 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,575 (27.06%) SQL Server
2 1,231 (5.98%) Power BI
3 1,221 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,137 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 995 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 680 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 572 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 476 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 428 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 408 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
11 351 (1.70%) NoSQL
12 323 (1.57%) Big Data
13 313 (1.52%) MySQL
14 312 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 273 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
16 235 (1.14%) Data Lake
17 231 (1.12%) MongoDB
18 195 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 178 (0.86%) Oracle Database
20 173 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,014 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 952 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 789 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 610 (2.96%) JIRA
5 367 (1.78%) Selenium
6 315 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 310 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 212 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 201 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 172 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 141 (0.68%) NUnit
12 131 (0.64%) Subversion
13 120 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 111 (0.54%) Bitbucket
15 109 (0.53%) WebDriver
16 91 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 80 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
17 80 (0.39%) SoapUI
18 73 (0.35%) Postman
19 66 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 3,699 (17.96%) Finance
2 826 (4.01%) Retail
3 759 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 638 (3.10%) Marketing
5 589 (2.86%) Legal
6 539 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 432 (2.10%) Law
8 430 (2.09%) Banking
9 389 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 224 (1.09%) Advertising
11 148 (0.72%) Games
12 140 (0.68%) Back Office
13 130 (0.63%) Billing
14 117 (0.57%) Local Government
15 113 (0.55%) Electronics
16 108 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 108 (0.52%) Front Office
17 101 (0.49%) Automotive
18 87 (0.42%) Publishing
19 76 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,352 (21.13%) Developer
2 2,804 (13.61%) Analyst
3 1,651 (8.01%) .NET Developer
4 1,499 (7.28%) Support Engineer
5 1,414 (6.86%) Consultant
6 1,388 (6.74%) Architect
7 1,166 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,130 (5.49%) IT Support
9 1,047 (5.08%) C# Developer
10 901 (4.37%) Support Analyst
11 834 (4.05%) Software Developer
12 803 (3.90%) IT Engineer
13 742 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 671 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
15 669 (3.25%) Administrator
16 636 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
17 557 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
18 509 (2.47%) IT Analyst
19 503 (2.44%) Service Analyst
20 475 (2.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,737 (22.99%) .NET
2 2,186 (10.61%) ASP.NET
3 1,764 (8.56%) HTML
4 1,585 (7.69%) CSS
5 1,491 (7.24%) AngularJS
6 1,394 (6.77%) .NET Framework
7 1,059 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,052 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,016 (4.93%) .NET Core
10 976 (4.74%) Web Services
11 804 (3.90%) jQuery
12 707 (3.43%) React
13 617 (3.00%) Entity Framework
14 612 (2.97%) XML
15 577 (2.80%) HTML5
16 566 (2.75%) RESTful
17 557 (2.70%) REST
18 435 (2.11%) WCF
19 433 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 430 (2.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,776 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1,238 (6.01%) Data Centre
3 912 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 905 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 633 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
6 536 (2.60%) User Experience
7 416 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 400 (1.94%) Driving Licence
9 318 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
10 315 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 300 (1.46%) Clustering
12 282 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 261 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 235 (1.14%) Replication
15 216 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 165 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 143 (0.69%) PKI
18 139 (0.67%) Smartphone
19 123 (0.60%) iPhone
20 122 (0.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7,465 (36.24%) Windows
2 3,307 (16.05%) Windows Server
3 2,212 (10.74%) Windows 10
4 1,645 (7.99%) Linux
5 1,249 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,135 (5.51%) Windows 7
7 887 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 433 (2.10%) Unix
9 367 (1.78%) Android
10 355 (1.72%) Apple iOS
10 355 (1.72%) Windows 8
11 207 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 160 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 149 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 126 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 111 (0.54%) Windows XP
16 90 (0.44%) CentOS
17 83 (0.40%) Solaris
18 81 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 66 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,423 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2,721 (13.21%) ITIL
3 2,685 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
4 2,095 (10.17%) DevOps
5 1,889 (9.17%) MVC
6 1,851 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
7 1,530 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,458 (7.08%) Project Management
9 1,391 (6.75%) Scrum
10 1,325 (6.43%) Migration
11 1,266 (6.15%) CRM
12 1,233 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 1,112 (5.40%) TDD
14 1,100 (5.34%) Analytics
15 926 (4.49%) Project Delivery
16 916 (4.45%) Presales
17 875 (4.25%) Software Engineering
18 874 (4.24%) SDLC
19 867 (4.21%) Test Automation
20 861 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5,270 (25.58%) SQL
2 4,605 (22.35%) C#
3 2,658 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 2,192 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 1,219 (5.92%) T-SQL
6 976 (4.74%) Python
7 809 (3.93%) Java
8 396 (1.92%) C
9 392 (1.90%) TypeScript
10 377 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 352 (1.71%) VB.NET
12 317 (1.54%) VB
13 268 (1.30%) C++
14 258 (1.25%) PHP
15 197 (0.96%) VBA
16 185 (0.90%) Ruby
17 183 (0.89%) VBScript
18 178 (0.86%) PL/SQL
19 177 (0.86%) Perl
20 170 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 1,996 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,942 (9.43%) Degree
3 866 (4.20%) MCSE
4 721 (3.50%) Security Cleared
5 673 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 670 (3.25%) MCSA
7 491 (2.38%) CCNA
8 421 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 408 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 406 (1.97%) MCP
11 265 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 256 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 236 (1.15%) CCNP
14 158 (0.77%) DV Cleared
15 150 (0.73%) MCITP
16 149 (0.72%) CISSP
17 115 (0.56%) ISEB
17 115 (0.56%) ISTQB
18 110 (0.53%) DBS Check
19 97 (0.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,267 (6.15%) SLA
2 640 (3.11%) QA
3 354 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 253 (1.23%) GDPR
5 251 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 131 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 125 (0.61%) PMO
8 87 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 63 (0.31%) NIST
10 61 (0.30%) COBIT
11 49 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 37 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 32 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.087%) NCSC
15 17 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 16 (0.078%) Solvency II
17 11 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 10 (0.049%) ISO 22301
19 7 (0.034%) BS25999
20 6 (0.029%) P3O
System Software
1 5,390 (26.16%) Active Directory
2 2,147 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,528 (7.42%) Hyper-V
4 633 (3.07%) XenApp
5 529 (2.57%) Docker
6 478 (2.32%) vSphere
7 418 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 365 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
9 252 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
10 148 (0.72%) Firmware
11 130 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 123 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 105 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 98 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 74 (0.36%) BitLocker
16 65 (0.32%) NFS
17 63 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 57 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 57 (0.28%) VMware NSX
19 47 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,648 (8.00%) SCCM
2 703 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 397 (1.93%) Kubernetes
4 366 (1.78%) Terraform
5 351 (1.70%) Ansible
6 336 (1.63%) WSUS
7 331 (1.61%) SCOM
8 283 (1.37%) Puppet
9 199 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
10 154 (0.75%) vCenter Server
11 118 (0.57%) Backup Exec
12 95 (0.46%) SCVMM
13 86 (0.42%) NetBackup
14 80 (0.39%) Nagios
15 78 (0.38%) AirWatch
16 72 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
16 72 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
17 68 (0.33%) ZABBIX
18 64 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
19 62 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3,213 (15.60%) VMware
2 1,705 (8.28%) Cisco
3 1,643 (7.98%) Citrix
4 1,130 (5.49%) Oracle
5 664 (3.22%) HP
6 523 (2.54%) Google
7 493 (2.39%) SAP
8 411 (2.00%) Dell
9 410 (1.99%) Apple
10 386 (1.87%) IBM
11 385 (1.87%) Veeam
12 373 (1.81%) NetApp
13 335 (1.63%) Tableau
14 308 (1.50%) ServiceNow
15 261 (1.27%) EMC
16 248 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
17 220 (1.07%) Symantec
18 199 (0.97%) Red Hat
19 186 (0.90%) SolarWinds
20 173 (0.84%) Meraki