Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23,195 28,356 28,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.57% 17.15% 16.37%
As % of the Vendors category 38.65% 39.76% 36.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18,897 23,159 24,171
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%

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 60,008 71,323 78,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.86% 43.14% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 45,620 55,201 60,710
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 21,505 £45,000 - 4,830
UK excluding London +2 14,753 £42,500 - 3,936
London -3 7,703 £55,000 +4.35% 1,242
South East +1 4,382 £45,000 - 1,028
North of England 0 3,566 £40,000 -5.88% 1,101
Midlands 0 2,619 £40,853 +2.13% 661
North West +1 1,766 £40,000 -5.88% 632
South West 0 1,675 £40,000 +2.56% 450
West Midlands 0 1,594 £43,620 +9.05% 412
Yorkshire 0 1,535 £37,500 -6.25% 373
East of England +1 1,423 £42,500 -1.16% 350
East Midlands 0 1,019 £38,500 -3.75% 247
Scotland -5 637 £42,000 +5.00% 219
Wales +3 374 £39,000 +7.11% 105
North East +1 268 £37,410 -0.24% 96
Northern Ireland -3 95 £27,500 -8.33% 24
Isle of Man 0 10 £48,000 +20.00% 1
Channel Islands -1 9 £52,500 -8.70%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8,217 (35.43%) Windows
2 7,817 (33.70%) Azure
3 6,353 (27.39%) SQL Server
4 6,198 (26.72%) Active Directory
5 6,103 (26.31%) SQL
6 5,406 (23.31%) .NET
7 5,309 (22.89%) C#
8 5,305 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
9 5,085 (21.92%) Office 365
10 4,181 (18.03%) Finance
11 4,001 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
12 3,894 (16.79%) Windows Server
13 3,690 (15.91%) VMware
14 3,461 (14.92%) ITIL
15 3,301 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
16 2,861 (12.33%) JavaScript
17 2,775 (11.96%) AWS
18 2,682 (11.56%) Degree
19 2,589 (11.16%) ASP.NET
20 2,437 (10.51%) PowerShell
21 2,433 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2,352 (10.14%) Windows 10
23 2,322 (10.01%) DevOps
24 2,313 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
25 2,294 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
26 2,118 (9.13%) Cisco
27 2,090 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
28 2,087 (9.00%) MS Exchange
29 2,083 (8.98%) MVC
30 2,080 (8.97%) SharePoint

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 2,087 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 2,080 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 894 (3.85%) IIS
4 713 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 601 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 541 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 302 (1.30%) Confluence
8 276 (1.19%) CMS
9 227 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 196 (0.85%) Apache
11 169 (0.73%) Umbraco
12 150 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 140 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 111 (0.48%) Apache Spark
15 109 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
16 107 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
17 87 (0.38%) WebSphere
18 78 (0.34%) SAS
19 72 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
20 69 (0.30%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4,001 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1,871 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 823 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 452 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 318 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 93 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 41 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 30 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 29 (0.13%) SPSS
10 28 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 21 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 21 (0.091%) InfoPath
12 16 (0.069%) Acrobat
13 13 (0.056%) Adobe XD
14 12 (0.052%) S-PLUS
15 9 (0.039%) InDesign
16 7 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
16 7 (0.030%) CATIA
16 7 (0.030%) Simulink
17 5 (0.022%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 874 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 405 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 176 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 107 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 56 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 56 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 48 (0.21%) Magento
7 39 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 34 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 33 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
10 31 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
11 29 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
11 29 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
12 27 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 24 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 22 (0.095%) SAP Business One
15 21 (0.091%) SAP BPC
15 21 (0.091%) SAP ERP
16 20 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 17 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7,817 (33.70%) Azure
2 5,085 (21.92%) Office 365
3 2,775 (11.96%) AWS
4 1,606 (6.92%) Power Platform
5 845 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 821 (3.54%) SaaS
7 805 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 733 (3.16%) PaaS
9 714 (3.08%) IaaS
10 494 (2.13%) GCP
11 391 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
12 344 (1.48%) Serverless
13 308 (1.33%) OneDrive
14 251 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
15 190 (0.82%) GitHub
16 188 (0.81%) PowerApps
17 150 (0.65%) Mimecast
18 139 (0.60%) Azure Functions
19 132 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
20 94 (0.41%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 1,992 (8.59%) Firewall
2 1,944 (8.38%) DNS
3 1,570 (6.77%) DHCP
4 1,347 (5.81%) WAN
5 1,277 (5.51%) LAN
6 1,173 (5.06%) TCP/IP
7 895 (3.86%) VPN
8 818 (3.53%) Skype
9 775 (3.34%) SAN
10 661 (2.85%) VoIP
11 629 (2.71%) Wireless
12 589 (2.54%) Internet
13 475 (2.05%) VLAN
14 407 (1.75%) Network Security
15 342 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
16 279 (1.20%) Unified Communications
17 264 (1.14%) Broadband
18 254 (1.10%) NAS
19 252 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
20 217 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,353 (27.39%) SQL Server
2 1,632 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,560 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,483 (6.39%) Power BI
5 1,329 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
6 948 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 731 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 513 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 488 (2.10%) Big Data
10 457 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 422 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
12 413 (1.78%) NoSQL
13 375 (1.62%) MySQL
14 345 (1.49%) Data Lake
15 329 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 323 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
17 241 (1.04%) MongoDB
18 236 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 205 (0.88%) RDBMS
20 193 (0.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,240 (5.35%) Visual Studio
2 1,114 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 897 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 768 (3.31%) JIRA
5 499 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 430 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 420 (1.81%) Selenium
8 276 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 248 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
10 177 (0.76%) Subversion
11 173 (0.75%) NUnit
12 156 (0.67%) SpecFlow
13 125 (0.54%) MSI
14 123 (0.53%) WebDriver
15 119 (0.51%) Bitbucket
16 113 (0.49%) GitLab
17 109 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 105 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 100 (0.43%) SoapUI
20 77 (0.33%) MSTest
General
1 4,181 (18.03%) Finance
2 1,092 (4.71%) Retail
3 1,002 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 731 (3.15%) Marketing
5 639 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 546 (2.35%) Banking
7 542 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 481 (2.07%) Legal
9 414 (1.78%) Law
10 252 (1.09%) Advertising
11 164 (0.71%) Games
12 153 (0.66%) Local Government
13 148 (0.64%) Back Office
14 140 (0.60%) Electronics
15 115 (0.50%) Billing
16 106 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 101 (0.44%) Automotive
18 99 (0.43%) Aerospace
19 97 (0.42%) Front Office
20 82 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,140 (22.16%) Developer
2 3,648 (15.73%) Analyst
3 1,968 (8.48%) .NET Developer
4 1,558 (6.72%) Consultant
5 1,540 (6.64%) Architect
6 1,503 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 1,387 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,340 (5.78%) C# Developer
9 1,285 (5.54%) Support Analyst
10 1,206 (5.20%) IT Support
11 917 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
12 915 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 891 (3.84%) IT Engineer
14 876 (3.78%) Software Developer
15 697 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
16 686 (2.96%) Administrator
17 684 (2.95%) Service Analyst
18 660 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
19 659 (2.84%) IT Analyst
20 658 (2.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,406 (23.31%) .NET
2 2,589 (11.16%) ASP.NET
3 1,998 (8.61%) HTML
4 1,728 (7.45%) CSS
5 1,424 (6.14%) AngularJS
6 1,291 (5.57%) .NET Framework
7 1,266 (5.46%) Web Services
8 1,192 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,149 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 952 (4.10%) .NET Core
11 867 (3.74%) jQuery
12 777 (3.35%) XML
13 682 (2.94%) RESTful
14 631 (2.72%) HTML5
15 630 (2.72%) React
16 616 (2.66%) REST
17 584 (2.52%) WCF
18 516 (2.22%) Entity Framework
19 422 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 421 (1.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,090 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 1,154 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 1,120 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 1,093 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 726 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 551 (2.38%) User Experience
7 505 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 468 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 434 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 421 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 292 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 276 (1.19%) Replication
13 275 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
14 257 (1.11%) Clustering
15 207 (0.89%) PKI
16 199 (0.86%) Virtual Team
17 180 (0.78%) Blackberry
18 154 (0.66%) Smartphone
19 153 (0.66%) Client/Server
20 150 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8,217 (35.43%) Windows
2 3,894 (16.79%) Windows Server
3 2,352 (10.14%) Windows 10
4 1,880 (8.11%) Linux
5 1,629 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,529 (6.59%) Windows 7
7 1,180 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 480 (2.07%) Android
9 471 (2.03%) Unix
10 405 (1.75%) Windows 8
11 378 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 321 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 177 (0.76%) Mac OS
14 170 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 164 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 149 (0.64%) Windows XP
17 141 (0.61%) CentOS
18 108 (0.47%) Ubuntu
19 74 (0.32%) Solaris
20 65 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,305 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 3,461 (14.92%) ITIL
3 3,301 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 2,322 (10.01%) DevOps
5 2,313 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
6 2,083 (8.98%) MVC
7 1,766 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1,635 (7.05%) Project Management
9 1,551 (6.69%) Scrum
10 1,437 (6.20%) Migration
11 1,406 (6.06%) Mentoring
12 1,391 (6.00%) CRM
13 1,323 (5.70%) Analytics
14 1,305 (5.63%) Software Engineering
15 1,171 (5.05%) TDD
16 1,099 (4.74%) SDLC
17 1,091 (4.70%) Project Delivery
18 1,076 (4.64%) Test Automation
19 980 (4.23%) Computer Science
20 968 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6,103 (26.31%) SQL
2 5,309 (22.89%) C#
3 2,861 (12.33%) JavaScript
4 2,437 (10.51%) PowerShell
5 1,529 (6.59%) T-SQL
6 1,286 (5.54%) Python
7 1,152 (4.97%) Java
8 448 (1.93%) VB.NET
9 429 (1.85%) C
10 408 (1.76%) C++
11 382 (1.65%) Bash Shell
12 374 (1.61%) VB
13 319 (1.38%) TypeScript
14 273 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 272 (1.17%) R
16 270 (1.16%) Ruby
17 258 (1.11%) VBA
18 199 (0.86%) PHP
19 174 (0.75%) PL/SQL
20 149 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,682 (11.56%) Degree
2 2,294 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,104 (4.76%) MCSE
4 940 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 845 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 762 (3.29%) CCNA
7 723 (3.12%) MCSA
8 517 (2.23%) MCP
9 502 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 408 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 391 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 341 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 293 (1.26%) CCNP
14 278 (1.20%) MCITP
15 194 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 172 (0.74%) CISSP
17 159 (0.69%) ISTQB
18 143 (0.62%) PMI Certification
19 128 (0.55%) ISEB
20 125 (0.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,274 (5.49%) SLA
2 905 (3.90%) QA
3 433 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 340 (1.47%) GDPR
5 259 (1.12%) PMO
6 239 (1.03%) Data Quality
7 160 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 142 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 95 (0.41%) COBIT
10 80 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 75 (0.32%) NIST
12 51 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 46 (0.20%) ISO 22301
14 34 (0.15%) WAI
15 29 (0.13%) JSP 440
16 26 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
17 24 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 21 (0.091%) ISAE 3402
18 21 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 21 (0.091%) NCSC
System Software
1 6,198 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 2,433 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,791 (7.72%) Hyper-V
4 722 (3.11%) Docker
5 591 (2.55%) XenApp
6 486 (2.10%) vSphere
7 396 (1.71%) XenDesktop
8 355 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 269 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 218 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 149 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 134 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
13 111 (0.48%) Firmware
14 102 (0.44%) Terminal Services
15 93 (0.40%) BitLocker
16 87 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 85 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 70 (0.30%) VMware NSX
19 61 (0.26%) NFS
20 49 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,835 (7.91%) SCCM
2 637 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 441 (1.90%) Terraform
4 436 (1.88%) Ansible
5 432 (1.86%) Kubernetes
6 423 (1.82%) SCOM
7 362 (1.56%) Puppet
8 303 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 285 (1.23%) WSUS
10 154 (0.66%) Backup Exec
11 134 (0.58%) vCenter Server
12 114 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
13 103 (0.44%) SCVMM
14 101 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
15 99 (0.43%) Nagios
16 91 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
17 78 (0.34%) vRealize
18 77 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
18 77 (0.33%) SCOrch
19 72 (0.31%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3,690 (15.91%) VMware
2 2,118 (9.13%) Cisco
3 1,893 (8.16%) Citrix
4 1,328 (5.73%) Oracle
5 723 (3.12%) Google
6 714 (3.08%) HP
7 638 (2.75%) SAP
8 575 (2.48%) Dell
9 509 (2.19%) IBM
10 467 (2.01%) Apple
11 420 (1.81%) Veeam
12 382 (1.65%) Tableau
13 349 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 329 (1.42%) ServiceNow
15 327 (1.41%) Meraki
16 312 (1.35%) NetApp
17 243 (1.05%) Symantec
18 217 (0.94%) Red Hat
19 204 (0.88%) SolarWinds
20 203 (0.88%) Adobe