Period
to 27 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 27 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20,644 25,129 30,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.79% 16.62% 17.20%
As % of the Vendors category 40.07% 39.32% 38.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16,821 20,399 25,454
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,125 £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 51,525 63,917 78,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 42.28% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 39,474 49,291 61,960
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £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 27 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 27 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 18,928 £45,000 - 4,932
UK excluding London +2 12,823 £42,500 - 4,020
London -2 7,090 £55,000 - 1,273
South East +1 4,134 £45,000 - 936
North of England 0 2,902 £42,500 - 1,072
Midlands 0 2,186 £42,500 +6.25% 770
North West 0 1,593 £42,500 -3.41% 577
South West +4 1,431 £40,000 - 464
West Midlands 0 1,376 £42,500 - 465
East of England 0 1,128 £42,500 - 421
Yorkshire -1 1,072 £42,500 +6.25% 365
East Midlands +1 798 £42,250 +5.63% 300
Scotland +3 610 £42,500 +6.25% 211
Wales +2 380 £41,500 +11.78% 109
North East +1 239 £40,000 +11.11% 130
Northern Ireland 0 91 £43,750 +9.38% 42
Channel Islands -3 7 £45,000 +28.57% 3

For the 6 months to 27 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 7,559 (36.62%) Azure
2 7,473 (36.20%) Windows
3 5,584 (27.05%) SQL Server
4 5,414 (26.23%) Active Directory
5 5,283 (25.59%) SQL
6 5,178 (25.08%) Office 365
7 4,728 (22.90%) .NET
8 4,579 (22.18%) C#
9 4,445 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
10 3,699 (17.92%) Finance
11 3,322 (16.09%) Windows Server
12 3,321 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
13 3,217 (15.58%) VMware
14 2,692 (13.04%) ITIL
15 2,674 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
16 2,646 (12.82%) JavaScript
17 2,379 (11.52%) AWS
18 2,213 (10.72%) Windows 10
19 2,207 (10.69%) PowerShell
20 2,170 (10.51%) ASP.NET
21 2,144 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2,111 (10.23%) DevOps
23 1,998 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,944 (9.42%) Degree
25 1,883 (9.12%) SharePoint
26 1,876 (9.09%) MVC
27 1,862 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
28 1,852 (8.97%) Firewall
29 1,811 (8.77%) DNS
30 1,766 (8.55%) 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 1,883 (9.12%) SharePoint
2 1,627 (7.88%) MS Exchange
3 757 (3.67%) IIS
4 685 (3.32%) Skype for Business
5 463 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 418 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 266 (1.29%) Confluence
8 214 (1.04%) CMS
9 190 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 146 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 126 (0.61%) Apache
12 111 (0.54%) EPiServer
13 109 (0.53%) Apache Spark
14 102 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 100 (0.48%) Umbraco
16 78 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 72 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
18 68 (0.33%) SAS
19 64 (0.31%) Tomcat
20 60 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3,321 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1,738 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 735 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 420 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 244 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 93 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 62 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 51 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 33 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 28 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 25 (0.12%) Sketch
12 24 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 22 (0.11%) InVision
14 15 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
14 15 (0.073%) LibreOffice
15 14 (0.068%) Acrobat
15 14 (0.068%) Adobe XD
16 12 (0.058%) Camtasia
16 12 (0.058%) SPSS
17 11 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 755 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 404 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 161 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 122 (0.59%) NetSuite
5 60 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 43 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 39 (0.19%) Sage 200
8 36 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 27 (0.13%) Elite 3E
10 24 (0.12%) Sage 500
11 21 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
12 19 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
12 19 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
13 17 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
14 16 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
14 16 (0.078%) Magento
15 15 (0.073%) assyst
16 14 (0.068%) SAP BPC
17 13 (0.063%) Documaker
18 12 (0.058%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 7,559 (36.62%) Azure
2 5,178 (25.08%) Office 365
3 2,379 (11.52%) AWS
4 1,431 (6.93%) Power Platform
5 917 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
6 902 (4.37%) SaaS
7 801 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 724 (3.51%) PaaS
9 718 (3.48%) IaaS
10 340 (1.65%) GCP
11 322 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
12 315 (1.53%) OneDrive
13 247 (1.20%) Serverless
14 234 (1.13%) PowerApps
15 219 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
16 142 (0.69%) Mimecast
17 132 (0.64%) GitHub
18 122 (0.59%) Azure Functions
19 91 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
20 90 (0.44%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 1,852 (8.97%) Firewall
2 1,811 (8.77%) DNS
3 1,451 (7.03%) DHCP
4 1,154 (5.59%) TCP/IP
5 1,131 (5.48%) LAN
5 1,131 (5.48%) WAN
6 828 (4.01%) VPN
7 778 (3.77%) Skype
8 729 (3.53%) SAN
9 571 (2.77%) Internet
10 569 (2.76%) Wireless
11 560 (2.71%) VoIP
12 412 (2.00%) VLAN
13 292 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
14 258 (1.25%) Unified Communications
15 256 (1.24%) Network Security
16 240 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
17 219 (1.06%) NetScaler
18 201 (0.97%) NAS
19 167 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,584 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 1,246 (6.04%) Power BI
3 1,220 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,133 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,000 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
6 688 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 568 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 477 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 421 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 420 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
11 360 (1.74%) NoSQL
12 324 (1.57%) Big Data
13 316 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 311 (1.51%) MySQL
15 271 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
16 244 (1.18%) Data Lake
17 238 (1.15%) MongoDB
18 198 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 176 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
19 176 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,001 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 943 (4.57%) Git (software)
3 790 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 608 (2.95%) JIRA
5 373 (1.81%) Selenium
6 324 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 304 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 215 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 205 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 175 (0.85%) SpecFlow
11 140 (0.68%) NUnit
12 129 (0.62%) Subversion
13 122 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 112 (0.54%) Bitbucket
15 106 (0.51%) WebDriver
16 88 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 82 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
17 82 (0.40%) SoapUI
18 74 (0.36%) Postman
19 64 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 3,699 (17.92%) Finance
2 836 (4.05%) Retail
3 739 (3.58%) Public Sector
4 636 (3.08%) Marketing
5 592 (2.87%) Legal
6 542 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 444 (2.15%) Law
8 431 (2.09%) Banking
9 390 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 227 (1.10%) Advertising
11 154 (0.75%) Games
12 142 (0.69%) Back Office
13 130 (0.63%) Billing
14 122 (0.59%) Local Government
15 113 (0.55%) Electronics
16 110 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 108 (0.52%) Front Office
18 99 (0.48%) Automotive
19 82 (0.40%) Publishing
20 72 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,329 (20.97%) Developer
2 2,804 (13.58%) Analyst
3 1,647 (7.98%) .NET Developer
4 1,483 (7.18%) Support Engineer
5 1,434 (6.95%) Consultant
6 1,400 (6.78%) Architect
7 1,157 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,149 (5.57%) IT Support
9 1,041 (5.04%) C# Developer
10 910 (4.41%) Support Analyst
11 833 (4.04%) Software Developer
12 812 (3.93%) IT Engineer
13 736 (3.57%) Senior Developer
14 678 (3.28%) Administrator
15 668 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
16 635 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
17 557 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
18 508 (2.46%) IT Analyst
19 496 (2.40%) Service Analyst
20 466 (2.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,728 (22.90%) .NET
2 2,170 (10.51%) ASP.NET
3 1,737 (8.41%) HTML
4 1,565 (7.58%) CSS
5 1,501 (7.27%) AngularJS
6 1,411 (6.83%) .NET Framework
7 1,059 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,058 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,041 (5.04%) .NET Core
10 973 (4.71%) Web Services
11 801 (3.88%) jQuery
12 722 (3.50%) React
13 634 (3.07%) Entity Framework
14 604 (2.93%) XML
15 571 (2.77%) RESTful
16 570 (2.76%) HTML5
17 557 (2.70%) REST
18 436 (2.11%) Node.js
19 431 (2.09%) WCF
20 428 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,766 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1,241 (6.01%) Data Centre
3 900 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
4 899 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 634 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
6 535 (2.59%) User Experience
7 422 (2.04%) Public Cloud
8 395 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 323 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 319 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 303 (1.47%) Clustering
12 281 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
13 257 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 237 (1.15%) Replication
15 217 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 167 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 143 (0.69%) PKI
18 137 (0.66%) Smartphone
19 121 (0.59%) iPhone
20 119 (0.58%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7,473 (36.20%) Windows
2 3,322 (16.09%) Windows Server
3 2,213 (10.72%) Windows 10
4 1,632 (7.91%) Linux
5 1,254 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,121 (5.43%) Windows 7
7 884 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 425 (2.06%) Unix
9 363 (1.76%) Android
10 351 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 346 (1.68%) Windows 8
12 204 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 162 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 146 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 124 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 109 (0.53%) Windows XP
17 90 (0.44%) CentOS
18 84 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 78 (0.38%) Solaris
20 66 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,445 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2,692 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2,674 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
4 2,111 (10.23%) DevOps
5 1,876 (9.09%) MVC
6 1,862 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
7 1,525 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,459 (7.07%) Project Management
9 1,413 (6.84%) Scrum
10 1,334 (6.46%) Migration
11 1,279 (6.20%) CRM
12 1,220 (5.91%) Mentoring
13 1,124 (5.44%) TDD
14 1,111 (5.38%) Analytics
15 931 (4.51%) Presales
15 931 (4.51%) Project Delivery
16 879 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
17 877 (4.25%) Test Automation
18 876 (4.24%) Software Engineering
19 864 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,283 (25.59%) SQL
2 4,579 (22.18%) C#
3 2,646 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 2,207 (10.69%) PowerShell
5 1,225 (5.93%) T-SQL
6 971 (4.70%) Python
7 785 (3.80%) Java
8 393 (1.90%) TypeScript
9 384 (1.86%) C
10 376 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 346 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 313 (1.52%) VB
13 261 (1.26%) C++
14 260 (1.26%) PHP
15 203 (0.98%) VBA
16 184 (0.89%) Ruby
17 181 (0.88%) VBScript
18 175 (0.85%) PL/SQL
19 174 (0.84%) Perl
20 168 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 1,998 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,944 (9.42%) Degree
3 874 (4.23%) MCSE
4 727 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 674 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 666 (3.23%) MCSA
7 489 (2.37%) CCNA
8 433 (2.10%) SC Cleared
9 410 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 402 (1.95%) MCP
11 259 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 253 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 237 (1.15%) CCNP
14 163 (0.79%) DV Cleared
15 155 (0.75%) CISSP
16 154 (0.75%) MCITP
17 120 (0.58%) ISTQB
18 115 (0.56%) ISEB
19 107 (0.52%) DBS Check
20 97 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,256 (6.08%) SLA
2 638 (3.09%) QA
3 368 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 255 (1.24%) GDPR
5 243 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 134 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 124 (0.60%) PMO
8 83 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 66 (0.32%) NIST
10 57 (0.28%) COBIT
11 50 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 39 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 32 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.092%) NCSC
15 16 (0.078%) Solvency II
16 15 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 11 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 10 (0.048%) ISO 22301
19 9 (0.044%) BS25999
20 6 (0.029%) P3O
System Software
1 5,414 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 2,144 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,543 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 642 (3.11%) XenApp
5 537 (2.60%) Docker
6 477 (2.31%) vSphere
7 416 (2.02%) XenDesktop
8 371 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
9 253 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
10 144 (0.70%) Firmware
11 124 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 120 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 100 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
14 94 (0.46%) Terminal Services
15 73 (0.35%) BitLocker
16 65 (0.31%) NFS
17 60 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 57 (0.28%) VMware NSX
19 56 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 49 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,646 (7.97%) SCCM
2 703 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 411 (1.99%) Kubernetes
4 376 (1.82%) Terraform
5 354 (1.71%) Ansible
6 339 (1.64%) WSUS
7 326 (1.58%) SCOM
8 285 (1.38%) Puppet
9 204 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 161 (0.78%) vCenter Server
11 122 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 96 (0.47%) SCVMM
13 85 (0.41%) NetBackup
14 78 (0.38%) Nagios
15 77 (0.37%) AirWatch
16 76 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
17 71 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
18 68 (0.33%) ZABBIX
19 67 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
20 63 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3,217 (15.58%) VMware
2 1,721 (8.34%) Cisco
3 1,652 (8.00%) Citrix
4 1,128 (5.46%) Oracle
5 667 (3.23%) HP
6 529 (2.56%) Google
7 506 (2.45%) SAP
8 409 (1.98%) Dell
9 405 (1.96%) Apple
10 387 (1.87%) Veeam
11 383 (1.86%) IBM
12 375 (1.82%) NetApp
13 342 (1.66%) Tableau
14 296 (1.43%) ServiceNow
15 260 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
16 259 (1.25%) EMC
17 221 (1.07%) Symantec
18 201 (0.97%) Red Hat
19 185 (0.90%) SolarWinds
20 173 (0.84%) Meraki