Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23,865 30,303 27,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.45% 17.43% 16.30%
As % of the Vendors category 38.78% 39.64% 36.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,226 25,129 23,648
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +7.69% +2.63%

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 61,537 76,444 74,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.41% 43.96% 44.29%
Number of salaries quoted 47,100 59,677 60,184
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 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -1.19%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 22,134 £45,000 - 2,178
UK excluding London +2 15,063 £42,500 +1.19% 1,678
London -2 8,117 £55,000 +4.76% 620
South East 0 4,408 £45,000 +5.88% 420
North of England +1 3,750 £40,000 -5.88% 499
Midlands 0 2,604 £40,000 -3.61% 283
North West +4 1,802 £42,500 -1.16% 256
Yorkshire +2 1,655 £38,500 -3.75% 202
West Midlands -1 1,655 £42,500 - 185
East of England +2 1,587 £42,500 - 184
South West -1 1,556 £41,500 +3.75% 179
East Midlands +2 945 £39,000 -4.88% 98
Scotland -1 751 £40,000 -5.88% 84
North East 0 298 £36,452 -2.79% 41
Wales -1 297 £37,500 +7.14% 29
Northern Ireland -6 145 £35,500 +9.23% 7
Isle of Man 0 19 £50,000 +23.46% 3
Channel Islands -6 4 £52,500 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 8,148 (34.14%) Windows
2 7,394 (30.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6,777 (28.40%) SQL
4 6,733 (28.21%) SQL Server
5 5,984 (25.07%) .NET
6 5,979 (25.05%) Active Directory
7 5,834 (24.45%) C#
8 5,828 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
9 4,575 (19.17%) Office 365
10 4,409 (18.47%) Finance
11 4,078 (17.09%) Microsoft Office
12 3,884 (16.27%) VMware
13 3,789 (15.88%) Windows Server
14 3,463 (14.51%) JavaScript
15 3,365 (14.10%) ITIL
16 3,330 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
17 3,064 (12.84%) ASP.NET
18 2,891 (12.11%) Degree
19 2,670 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
20 2,657 (11.13%) MVC
21 2,631 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2,477 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
23 2,419 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
24 2,398 (10.05%) HTML
25 2,393 (10.03%) PowerShell
26 2,313 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
27 2,262 (9.48%) Cisco
28 2,212 (9.27%) DevOps
29 2,119 (8.88%) Linux
30 2,095 (8.78%) CSS

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 2,088 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 2,029 (8.50%) MS Exchange
3 972 (4.07%) IIS
4 729 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 589 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 410 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 274 (1.15%) Apache
8 269 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
9 259 (1.09%) CMS
10 236 (0.99%) Confluence
11 169 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
12 168 (0.70%) Apache Spark
13 150 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 141 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
15 137 (0.57%) Umbraco
16 133 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 101 (0.42%) SAS
18 100 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
19 77 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 70 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4,078 (17.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1,857 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 756 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 461 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 407 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
6 64 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 62 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.13%) SPSS
9 31 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 31 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 19 (0.080%) InfoPath
11 18 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
13 15 (0.063%) Adobe XD
14 11 (0.046%) Acrobat
14 11 (0.046%) Maple
15 10 (0.042%) Fireworks
16 8 (0.034%) CATIA
16 8 (0.034%) UXPin
17 6 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1,046 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 357 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 180 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 118 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 49 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 46 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 44 (0.18%) Magento
8 41 (0.17%) Elite 3E
9 35 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
10 34 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 34 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
11 29 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
12 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
13 26 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
14 23 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
15 22 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 22 (0.092%) Sage X3
15 22 (0.092%) SAP Business One
15 22 (0.092%) SDL Web 8
16 21 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7,394 (30.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,575 (19.17%) Office 365
3 2,670 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1,444 (6.05%) Power Platform
5 948 (3.97%) SaaS
6 855 (3.58%) PaaS
7 748 (3.13%) IaaS
8 699 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
9 643 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 510 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 321 (1.35%) Serverless
12 311 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
13 231 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
14 226 (0.95%) OneDrive
15 199 (0.83%) GitHub
16 157 (0.66%) Azure Stack
17 146 (0.61%) Mimecast
18 136 (0.57%) PowerApps
19 122 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
20 116 (0.49%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2,083 (8.73%) Firewall
2 1,888 (7.91%) DNS
3 1,473 (6.17%) DHCP
4 1,242 (5.20%) WAN
5 1,202 (5.04%) LAN
6 1,136 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 894 (3.75%) VPN
8 793 (3.32%) Skype
9 782 (3.28%) SAN
10 690 (2.89%) VoIP
11 585 (2.45%) Wireless
12 556 (2.33%) Internet
13 536 (2.25%) VLAN
14 493 (2.07%) Network Security
15 294 (1.23%) Unified Communications
16 292 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
17 275 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
18 251 (1.05%) MPLS
19 249 (1.04%) NAS
20 248 (1.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,733 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 1,729 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,668 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,349 (5.65%) Power BI
5 1,326 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 983 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 861 (3.61%) Relational Database
8 524 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 521 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 516 (2.16%) NoSQL
11 464 (1.94%) Big Data
12 431 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 409 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 396 (1.66%) MySQL
15 285 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 280 (1.17%) Hadoop
17 279 (1.17%) MongoDB
18 274 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
19 242 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
20 237 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,419 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 1,129 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 1,092 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 658 (2.76%) JIRA
5 457 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 449 (1.88%) Jenkins
7 388 (1.63%) Selenium
8 296 (1.24%) TeamCity
9 211 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 183 (0.77%) NUnit
11 176 (0.74%) Subversion
12 143 (0.60%) SpecFlow
13 123 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 113 (0.47%) Maven
15 109 (0.46%) Bitbucket
16 101 (0.42%) GitLab
16 101 (0.42%) SoapUI
17 92 (0.39%) WebDriver
18 88 (0.37%) MSTest
19 84 (0.35%) Moq
General
1 4,409 (18.47%) Finance
2 1,072 (4.49%) Retail
3 783 (3.28%) Banking
4 771 (3.23%) Marketing
5 637 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 549 (2.30%) Legal
7 525 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 361 (1.51%) Law
9 302 (1.27%) Advertising
10 225 (0.94%) Electronics
11 208 (0.87%) Back Office
12 189 (0.79%) Games
13 142 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 125 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 124 (0.52%) Billing
16 99 (0.41%) Automotive
17 97 (0.41%) Local Government
18 96 (0.40%) Front Office
19 76 (0.32%) Aerospace
20 70 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,545 (23.23%) Developer
2 3,825 (16.03%) Analyst
3 2,337 (9.79%) .NET Developer
4 1,746 (7.32%) C# Developer
5 1,692 (7.09%) Architect
6 1,486 (6.23%) Support Engineer
7 1,442 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,394 (5.84%) Consultant
9 1,239 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 1,238 (5.19%) Support Analyst
11 1,061 (4.45%) Software Developer
12 1,059 (4.44%) IT Support
13 964 (4.04%) Senior Developer
14 809 (3.39%) IT Engineer
15 725 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
16 684 (2.87%) SQL Developer
17 678 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
18 676 (2.83%) IT Analyst
19 651 (2.73%) Service Analyst
20 649 (2.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,984 (25.07%) .NET
2 3,064 (12.84%) ASP.NET
3 2,398 (10.05%) HTML
4 2,095 (8.78%) CSS
5 1,636 (6.86%) AngularJS
6 1,590 (6.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,479 (6.20%) Web Services
8 1,429 (5.99%) .NET Framework
9 1,298 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,122 (4.70%) jQuery
11 856 (3.59%) XML
12 820 (3.44%) .NET Core
13 779 (3.26%) RESTful
14 766 (3.21%) HTML5
15 673 (2.82%) Entity Framework
16 659 (2.76%) React
17 639 (2.68%) WCF
18 554 (2.32%) REST
19 551 (2.31%) JSON
20 467 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2,313 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1,191 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 1,112 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 1,014 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 922 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
6 602 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 528 (2.21%) Fintech
8 514 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 502 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 502 (2.10%) User Experience
10 449 (1.88%) Driving Licence
11 357 (1.50%) Clustering
12 297 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 287 (1.20%) Replication
14 224 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 206 (0.86%) PKI
16 167 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 159 (0.67%) Blackberry
18 157 (0.66%) Virtual Team
19 149 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8,148 (34.14%) Windows
2 3,789 (15.88%) Windows Server
3 2,119 (8.88%) Linux
4 1,999 (8.38%) Windows 10
5 1,667 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,584 (6.64%) Windows 7
7 1,363 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 519 (2.17%) Android
9 503 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 479 (2.01%) Unix
11 453 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 300 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 198 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 195 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 188 (0.79%) Windows XP
16 162 (0.68%) CentOS
17 119 (0.50%) Mac OS
18 99 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 72 (0.30%) AIX
20 42 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,828 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
2 3,365 (14.10%) ITIL
3 3,330 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
4 2,657 (11.13%) MVC
5 2,419 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2,212 (9.27%) DevOps
7 1,916 (8.03%) Scrum
8 1,800 (7.54%) Project Management
9 1,781 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 1,758 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,598 (6.70%) CRM
12 1,472 (6.17%) TDD
13 1,428 (5.98%) Migration
14 1,365 (5.72%) Analytics
15 1,348 (5.65%) Mentoring
16 1,291 (5.41%) SDLC
17 1,195 (5.01%) Computer Science
18 1,177 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
19 1,102 (4.62%) Presales
20 1,073 (4.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6,777 (28.40%) SQL
2 5,834 (24.45%) C#
3 3,463 (14.51%) JavaScript
4 2,393 (10.03%) PowerShell
5 1,698 (7.12%) T-SQL
6 1,306 (5.47%) Python
7 1,257 (5.27%) Java
8 529 (2.22%) C++
9 494 (2.07%) C
10 450 (1.89%) VB.NET
11 357 (1.50%) VBA
12 324 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 315 (1.32%) VB
14 296 (1.24%) R
15 280 (1.17%) Ruby
16 273 (1.14%) TypeScript
17 253 (1.06%) PHP
18 210 (0.88%) PL/SQL
19 203 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 168 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,891 (12.11%) Degree
2 2,477 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,206 (5.05%) MCSE
4 1,007 (4.22%) Security Cleared
5 926 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 762 (3.19%) MCSA
7 660 (2.77%) CCNA
8 621 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 599 (2.51%) SC Cleared
10 495 (2.07%) MCP
11 479 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 412 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 340 (1.42%) MCITP
14 314 (1.32%) CCNP
15 281 (1.18%) DV Cleared
16 263 (1.10%) CISSP
17 176 (0.74%) ISTQB
18 159 (0.67%) ISEB
19 156 (0.65%) PMI Certification
20 136 (0.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,165 (4.88%) SLA
2 972 (4.07%) QA
3 532 (2.23%) GDPR
4 493 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 327 (1.37%) PMO
6 236 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 178 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 146 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 127 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 56 (0.23%) COBIT
11 52 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 49 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 40 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 40 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 34 (0.14%) WAI
15 27 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 24 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 21 (0.088%) GAMP
18 18 (0.075%) HIPAA
18 18 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5,979 (25.05%) Active Directory
2 2,631 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,912 (8.01%) Hyper-V
4 704 (2.95%) Docker
5 566 (2.37%) XenApp
6 553 (2.32%) vSphere
7 441 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 348 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 260 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 195 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 152 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 126 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 120 (0.50%) Firmware
13 120 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
14 107 (0.45%) BitLocker
15 82 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 76 (0.32%) VMware NSX
17 74 (0.31%) Terminal Services
18 65 (0.27%) Terminal Server
18 65 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,634 (6.85%) SCCM
2 429 (1.80%) Terraform
3 423 (1.77%) Ansible
4 420 (1.76%) Puppet
5 415 (1.74%) SCOM
6 398 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 396 (1.66%) Kubernetes
8 321 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 273 (1.14%) WSUS
10 185 (0.78%) SCVMM
11 180 (0.75%) vCenter Server
12 175 (0.73%) Backup Exec
13 149 (0.62%) Nagios
14 114 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
15 104 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
16 97 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
17 96 (0.40%) SCOrch
18 94 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
19 87 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
20 80 (0.34%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3,884 (16.27%) VMware
2 2,262 (9.48%) Cisco
3 1,833 (7.68%) Citrix
4 1,434 (6.01%) Oracle
5 995 (4.17%) HP
6 791 (3.31%) Google
7 622 (2.61%) SAP
8 579 (2.43%) Dell
9 545 (2.28%) IBM
10 472 (1.98%) Tableau
11 450 (1.89%) Apple
12 411 (1.72%) Veeam
13 380 (1.59%) NetApp
14 375 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
15 270 (1.13%) Red Hat
16 266 (1.11%) Symantec
17 261 (1.09%) Meraki
18 250 (1.05%) EMC
19 239 (1.00%) ServiceNow
20 204 (0.85%) CheckPoint