Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 28581 30431 35868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.40% 16.04% 16.40%
As % of the Vendors category 36.96% 36.59% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23994 26061 30769
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,875 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -

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 77335 83174 100565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 43.85% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 59769 67130 81800
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 26788 £44,000 +3.53% 1271
UK excluding London +1 17519 £40,000 +1.27% 946
London +2 10347 £52,500 +5.00% 386
South East -1 5367 £42,500 +2.41% 265
North of England +2 4267 £37,500 - 256
Midlands -2 2816 £37,500 - 168
North West -1 2176 £37,500 -3.85% 140
East of England +2 2050 £42,000 -1.18% 104
West Midlands -2 1966 £37,500 +7.14% 97
South West -1 1863 £37,500 +7.14% 90
Yorkshire +3 1844 £37,500 - 93
East Midlands -3 836 £37,500 -6.25% 70
Scotland -1 722 £40,000 +3.44% 40
Wales 0 363 £36,000 +5.88% 20
North East 0 244 £35,000 - 23
Northern Ireland 0 155 £33,500 -5.63% 4
Channel Islands +3 7 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man -7 2 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9985 (34.94%) Windows
2 9508 (33.27%) SQL Server
3 8968 (31.38%) SQL
4 7835 (27.41%) .NET
5 7267 (25.43%) C#
6 6577 (23.01%) Active Directory
7 6416 (22.45%) Finance
8 6331 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
9 5060 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 4719 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
11 4717 (16.50%) Windows Server
12 4674 (16.35%) VMware
13 4249 (14.87%) ASP.NET
14 4142 (14.49%) ITIL
15 4111 (14.38%) JavaScript
16 3871 (13.54%) Degree
17 3709 (12.98%) MVC
18 3682 (12.88%) Office 365
19 3572 (12.50%) HTML
20 3157 (11.05%) MS Exchange
21 3134 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
22 3114 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
23 3040 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2912 (10.19%) CSS
25 2791 (9.77%) Cisco
26 2576 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
27 2531 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
28 2483 (8.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 2483 (8.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 2481 (8.68%) T-SQL

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 3157 (11.05%) MS Exchange
2 2458 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 1452 (5.08%) IIS
4 1350 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1053 (3.68%) Skype for Business
6 851 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 641 (2.24%) CMS
8 433 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 407 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 351 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 287 (1.00%) Apache
12 263 (0.92%) Umbraco
13 256 (0.90%) SAS
14 231 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
15 228 (0.80%) Tomcat
16 224 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
17 211 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
18 209 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
19 198 (0.69%) Confluence
20 184 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4719 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2300 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 760 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 685 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 525 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
6 123 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 81 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 52 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 44 (0.15%) SPSS
10 40 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 29 (0.10%) InDesign
12 25 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 24 (0.084%) AutoCAD
14 19 (0.066%) Acrobat
15 18 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
16 13 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (0.038%) FrameMaker
18 10 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
19 8 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
19 8 (0.028%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1495 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 872 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
3 470 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 72 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 69 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 64 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 58 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 38 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 31 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 29 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 28 (0.098%) SAP EWM
11 28 (0.098%) SAP SD
12 27 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
13 25 (0.087%) Primavera
14 24 (0.084%) SAP ERP
15 21 (0.073%) Siebel CRM
16 20 (0.070%) Eikon
16 20 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 20 (0.070%) Sage 200
16 20 (0.070%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5060 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3682 (12.88%) Office 365
3 2095 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 811 (2.84%) IaaS
5 716 (2.51%) SaaS
6 663 (2.32%) PaaS
7 512 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
8 379 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 261 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 163 (0.57%) GitHub
11 147 (0.51%) Mimecast
12 135 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 123 (0.43%) OneDrive
14 98 (0.34%) Google Analytics
15 93 (0.33%) G Suite
16 92 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
17 86 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
18 79 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
19 72 (0.25%) npm
20 71 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2389 (8.36%) Firewall
2 2027 (7.09%) DNS
3 1575 (5.51%) WAN
4 1499 (5.24%) LAN
5 1489 (5.21%) DHCP
5 1489 (5.21%) SAN
6 1358 (4.75%) TCP/IP
7 1156 (4.04%) VPN
8 873 (3.05%) Skype
9 695 (2.43%) VoIP
10 666 (2.33%) Internet
11 552 (1.93%) Wireless
12 473 (1.65%) VLAN
13 452 (1.58%) Network Security
14 340 (1.19%) MPLS
15 330 (1.15%) NAS
16 298 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
17 284 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
18 280 (0.98%) Intranet
19 268 (0.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9508 (33.27%) SQL Server
2 2483 (8.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2483 (8.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1514 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1361 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1250 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1029 (3.60%) Power BI
7 1005 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 940 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 792 (2.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 655 (2.29%) NoSQL
11 652 (2.28%) MySQL
12 523 (1.83%) Big Data
13 499 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
14 470 (1.64%) MongoDB
15 437 (1.53%) QlikView
16 390 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
17 342 (1.20%) RDBMS
18 339 (1.19%) Oracle Database
19 311 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1728 (6.05%) Visual Studio
2 1649 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1006 (3.52%) Git (software)
4 707 (2.47%) JIRA
5 486 (1.70%) TeamCity
6 478 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 450 (1.57%) Subversion
8 447 (1.56%) NUnit
9 396 (1.39%) Selenium
10 328 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 222 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 195 (0.68%) SpecFlow
13 159 (0.56%) Moq
14 126 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
15 113 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
16 110 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 110 (0.38%) Cucumber
17 105 (0.37%) NuGet
18 100 (0.35%) MSI
19 94 (0.33%) MSBuild
General
1 6416 (22.45%) Finance
2 1454 (5.09%) Banking
3 1304 (4.56%) Retail
4 1019 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1012 (3.54%) Advertising
6 892 (3.12%) Legal
7 801 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 740 (2.59%) Telecoms
9 642 (2.25%) Investment Banking
10 507 (1.77%) Law
11 486 (1.70%) Retail Banking
12 333 (1.17%) Back Office
13 287 (1.00%) Games
14 266 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 252 (0.88%) Electronics
16 239 (0.84%) Front Office
17 205 (0.72%) Publishing
18 152 (0.53%) Automotive
19 147 (0.51%) Billing
20 141 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7573 (26.50%) Developer
2 4883 (17.08%) Analyst
3 3348 (11.71%) .NET Developer
4 2352 (8.23%) C# Developer
5 1873 (6.55%) Support Analyst
6 1804 (6.31%) Support Engineer
7 1789 (6.26%) Consultant
8 1781 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 1448 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1434 (5.02%) Architect
11 1380 (4.83%) IT Support
12 1340 (4.69%) Senior Developer
13 1175 (4.11%) SQL Developer
14 1060 (3.71%) Software Developer
15 987 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
16 926 (3.24%) ASP.NET Developer
17 915 (3.20%) Administrator
18 873 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 810 (2.83%) Applications Support
20 783 (2.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7835 (27.41%) .NET
2 4249 (14.87%) ASP.NET
3 3572 (12.50%) HTML
4 2912 (10.19%) CSS
5 2161 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1999 (6.99%) Web Services
7 1976 (6.91%) AngularJS
8 1907 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 1774 (6.21%) jQuery
10 1466 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1256 (4.39%) WCF
12 1170 (4.09%) HTML5
13 1090 (3.81%) XML
14 918 (3.21%) Entity Framework
15 848 (2.97%) WPF
16 713 (2.49%) RESTful
17 705 (2.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 609 (2.13%) Ajax
19 599 (2.10%) REST
20 542 (1.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2576 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 1534 (5.37%) Computer Science
3 1167 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 1069 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 847 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
6 769 (2.69%) User Experience
7 585 (2.05%) Clustering
8 503 (1.76%) Driving Licence
9 460 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 456 (1.60%) Blackberry
11 408 (1.43%) Fintech
12 378 (1.32%) Replication
13 355 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 352 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 345 (1.21%) Public Cloud
16 283 (0.99%) iPad
17 220 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 204 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
18 204 (0.71%) Virtual Team
19 191 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9985 (34.94%) Windows
2 4717 (16.50%) Windows Server
3 2531 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2319 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2303 (8.06%) Windows 7
6 1997 (6.99%) Linux
7 1661 (5.81%) Windows 10
8 755 (2.64%) Windows 8
9 752 (2.63%) Unix
10 644 (2.25%) Android
11 632 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 510 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 392 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 361 (1.26%) Windows XP
15 275 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 181 (0.63%) CentOS
17 141 (0.49%) Mac OS
18 113 (0.40%) Solaris
19 101 (0.35%) Ubuntu
20 82 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6331 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 4142 (14.49%) ITIL
3 3709 (12.98%) MVC
4 3134 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
5 2143 (7.50%) Project Management
6 2123 (7.43%) CRM
7 2050 (7.17%) Scrum
8 1765 (6.18%) TDD
9 1555 (5.44%) SDLC
10 1472 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 1437 (5.03%) ETL
12 1313 (4.59%) OO
13 1301 (4.55%) Test Automation
14 1279 (4.48%) Analytics
15 1267 (4.43%) DevOps
16 1265 (4.43%) Software Engineering
16 1265 (4.43%) Web Development
17 1252 (4.38%) Migration
18 1213 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
19 1178 (4.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8968 (31.38%) SQL
2 7267 (25.43%) C#
3 4111 (14.38%) JavaScript
4 2481 (8.68%) T-SQL
5 2296 (8.03%) PowerShell
6 1501 (5.25%) Java
7 864 (3.02%) Python
8 723 (2.53%) VB.NET
9 551 (1.93%) C++
10 522 (1.83%) C
10 522 (1.83%) VB
11 412 (1.44%) PHP
12 392 (1.37%) Ruby
13 380 (1.33%) VBA
14 331 (1.16%) Perl
15 275 (0.96%) R
16 274 (0.96%) TypeScript
17 265 (0.93%) Bash Shell
18 238 (0.83%) VBScript
19 215 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3871 (13.54%) Degree
2 3114 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1488 (5.21%) MCSE
4 1224 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
5 925 (3.24%) Security Cleared
6 829 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 825 (2.89%) MCSA
8 782 (2.74%) CCNA
9 748 (2.62%) MCP
10 610 (2.13%) SC Cleared
11 411 (1.44%) MCITP
12 406 (1.42%) CCNP
13 393 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 387 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 318 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
16 277 (0.97%) A+ Certification
17 230 (0.80%) DV Cleared
18 228 (0.80%) CCA
19 225 (0.79%) CISSP
20 223 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1260 (4.41%) SLA
2 997 (3.49%) QA
3 345 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 325 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 263 (0.92%) PMO
6 206 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 149 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 140 (0.49%) GDPR
9 98 (0.34%) Basel III
10 58 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 54 (0.19%) COBIT
12 45 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 38 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
14 34 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 32 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 31 (0.11%) MiFID
17 25 (0.087%) HL7
18 21 (0.073%) Actionable Recommendations
18 21 (0.073%) ISO 22301
19 17 (0.059%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6577 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 3040 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2032 (7.11%) Hyper-V
4 823 (2.88%) XenApp
5 714 (2.50%) vSphere
6 614 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
7 553 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 382 (1.34%) Docker
9 277 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 247 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 227 (0.79%) Terminal Services
12 176 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
13 141 (0.49%) XenServer
14 128 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
15 113 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 104 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 65 (0.23%) Xen
18 64 (0.22%) Terminal Server
19 62 (0.22%) DFS Replication
20 58 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1634 (5.72%) SCCM
2 586 (2.05%) Puppet
3 574 (2.01%) SCOM
4 417 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 390 (1.36%) Ansible
6 375 (1.31%) WSUS
7 324 (1.13%) Backup Exec
8 206 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 194 (0.68%) vCenter Server
10 180 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 164 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
12 161 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 128 (0.45%) Terraform
14 123 (0.43%) Nagios
14 123 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
15 100 (0.35%) Kubernetes
16 97 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
17 88 (0.31%) SCOrch
18 85 (0.30%) Kibana
19 81 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4674 (16.35%) VMware
2 2791 (9.77%) Cisco
3 2401 (8.40%) Citrix
4 2133 (7.46%) Oracle
5 1225 (4.29%) HP
6 921 (3.22%) SAP
7 603 (2.11%) NetApp
8 588 (2.06%) Tableau
9 584 (2.04%) IBM
10 581 (2.03%) Dell
11 577 (2.02%) Google
12 530 (1.85%) Apple
13 448 (1.57%) Veeam
14 410 (1.43%) Symantec
15 356 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 340 (1.19%) Sitecore
17 321 (1.12%) Juniper
18 317 (1.11%) McAfee
19 311 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
20 308 (1.08%) EMC