Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25,291 29,086 27,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.73% 16.88% 15.93%
As % of the Vendors category 39.43% 38.06% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 20,496 24,352 23,934
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,000 £67,925
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%

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 64,143 76,417 76,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.44% 44.34% 43.85%
Number of salaries quoted 49,293 59,739 61,795
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 23,646 £45,000 - 4,621
UK excluding London 0 15,532 £42,500 +6.25% 3,693
London -1 9,072 £55,000 +10.00% 1,252
South East 0 4,550 £45,000 +12.50% 843
North of England +3 3,812 £42,500 +6.25% 1,058
Midlands +1 2,670 £40,000 +3.90% 715
North West +5 1,997 £45,000 +12.50% 553
East of England +5 1,938 £42,500 - 361
West Midlands 0 1,654 £40,000 - 446
Yorkshire 0 1,558 £40,000 - 411
South West -1 1,536 £40,000 +5.26% 400
East Midlands +7 1,012 £40,000 +6.67% 268
Scotland -4 629 £41,387 -2.62% 199
Wales -2 326 £37,500 +7.14% 99
North East -2 259 £37,500 +7.14% 94
Northern Ireland -9 129 £40,000 +6.67% 23
Channel Islands 0 19 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Isle of Man +10 1 £27,500 -54.17% 3

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 8,705 (34.42%) Windows
2 7,477 (29.56%) SQL
3 7,438 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 6,829 (27.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6,665 (26.35%) .NET
6 6,581 (26.02%) C#
7 6,114 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
8 6,048 (23.91%) Active Directory
9 5,069 (20.04%) Finance
10 4,270 (16.88%) Office 365
11 4,114 (16.27%) Microsoft Office
12 3,955 (15.64%) Windows Server
13 3,901 (15.42%) JavaScript
14 3,782 (14.95%) VMware
15 3,509 (13.87%) ITIL
16 3,450 (13.64%) ASP.NET
17 3,253 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
18 3,085 (12.20%) MVC
19 3,047 (12.05%) Degree
20 2,799 (11.07%) HTML
21 2,615 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
22 2,551 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2,535 (10.02%) Amazon AWS
24 2,495 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
25 2,410 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
26 2,397 (9.48%) PowerShell
27 2,355 (9.31%) CSS
28 2,303 (9.11%) Linux
29 2,249 (8.89%) Firewall
30 2,149 (8.50%) 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 2,149 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 2,116 (8.37%) MS Exchange
3 947 (3.74%) IIS
4 636 (2.51%) Skype for Business
5 628 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 431 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 367 (1.45%) CMS
8 349 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 290 (1.15%) Apache
10 269 (1.06%) Confluence
11 253 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
12 225 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 214 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 205 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
15 150 (0.59%) SAS
16 136 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
16 136 (0.54%) Umbraco
17 120 (0.47%) Tomcat
18 99 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
19 95 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4,114 (16.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1,972 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 874 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 554 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 548 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 86 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 81 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 45 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 33 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 30 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 28 (0.11%) SPSS
12 22 (0.087%) Acrobat
13 17 (0.067%) InfoPath
14 13 (0.051%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.040%) FrameMaker
16 9 (0.036%) InDesign
17 7 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
18 6 (0.024%) Maya
18 6 (0.024%) Open Workbench
19 4 (0.016%) Maple
Business Applications
1 1,161 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 595 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
3 278 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 124 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 38 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 36 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 35 (0.14%) Magento
8 26 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 26 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 23 (0.091%) FastStats
10 22 (0.087%) Cognos TM1
10 22 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
11 21 (0.083%) Elite 3E
12 20 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
12 20 (0.079%) Scribe Insight
12 20 (0.079%) SDL Web 8
13 19 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 18 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
15 17 (0.067%) SAP ERP
16 16 (0.063%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6,829 (27.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,270 (16.88%) Office 365
3 2,535 (10.02%) Amazon AWS
4 1,096 (4.33%) SaaS
5 947 (3.74%) PaaS
6 761 (3.01%) IaaS
7 742 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
8 556 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 395 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 377 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 310 (1.23%) Serverless
12 258 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
13 228 (0.90%) GitHub
14 176 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 136 (0.54%) OneDrive
16 134 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
17 124 (0.49%) Azure Functions
18 104 (0.41%) Amazon S3
19 88 (0.35%) G Suite
20 83 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2,249 (8.89%) Firewall
2 1,834 (7.25%) DNS
3 1,441 (5.70%) DHCP
4 1,240 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 1,207 (4.77%) LAN
5 1,207 (4.77%) WAN
6 864 (3.42%) SAN
7 851 (3.36%) VPN
8 691 (2.73%) Internet
9 617 (2.44%) Skype
10 606 (2.40%) Network Security
11 592 (2.34%) VoIP
12 494 (1.95%) Wireless
13 492 (1.95%) VLAN
14 360 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
15 267 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
16 252 (1.00%) MPLS
17 249 (0.98%) Unified Communications
18 238 (0.94%) Intranet
19 193 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,438 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2,048 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,864 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,526 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1,244 (4.92%) Power BI
6 1,104 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 960 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 623 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 605 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 597 (2.36%) Big Data
10 597 (2.36%) NoSQL
11 568 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 481 (1.90%) MySQL
13 442 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 340 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
15 330 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 306 (1.21%) Hadoop
17 246 (0.97%) Data Lake
18 240 (0.95%) MongoDB
19 238 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,635 (6.46%) Visual Studio
2 1,217 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1,058 (4.18%) Git (software)
4 714 (2.82%) JIRA
5 514 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 498 (1.97%) Jenkins
7 458 (1.81%) Selenium
8 321 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 310 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 247 (0.98%) NUnit
11 232 (0.92%) Subversion
12 171 (0.68%) Maven
13 159 (0.63%) Bitbucket
14 136 (0.54%) SpecFlow
15 119 (0.47%) MSTest
15 119 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 107 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 92 (0.36%) Robot Framework
18 81 (0.32%) Moq
19 80 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 5,069 (20.04%) Finance
2 1,189 (4.70%) Retail
3 900 (3.56%) Marketing
4 891 (3.52%) Banking
5 670 (2.65%) Advertising
5 670 (2.65%) Legal
6 641 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 640 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 374 (1.48%) Law
9 270 (1.07%) Back Office
10 217 (0.86%) Electronics
11 211 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 180 (0.71%) Games
13 158 (0.62%) Publishing
14 136 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 131 (0.52%) Automotive
16 126 (0.50%) Front Office
17 115 (0.45%) Billing
18 97 (0.38%) French Language
19 63 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6,345 (25.09%) Developer
2 3,825 (15.12%) Analyst
3 2,673 (10.57%) .NET Developer
4 2,011 (7.95%) C# Developer
5 1,682 (6.65%) Architect
6 1,643 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 1,501 (5.93%) Consultant
8 1,418 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,266 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1,265 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 1,131 (4.47%) Software Developer
12 1,107 (4.38%) Senior Developer
13 1,081 (4.27%) IT Support
14 828 (3.27%) Administrator
15 790 (3.12%) SQL Developer
16 750 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
17 747 (2.95%) IT Engineer
18 702 (2.78%) IT Analyst
19 658 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
20 642 (2.54%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,665 (26.35%) .NET
2 3,450 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 2,799 (11.07%) HTML
4 2,355 (9.31%) CSS
5 1,870 (7.39%) AngularJS
6 1,866 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,646 (6.51%) Web Services
8 1,627 (6.43%) .NET Framework
9 1,544 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,264 (5.00%) jQuery
11 887 (3.51%) XML
12 872 (3.45%) HTML5
13 778 (3.08%) WCF
14 762 (3.01%) RESTful
15 755 (2.99%) Entity Framework
16 692 (2.74%) .NET Core
17 631 (2.49%) React
18 581 (2.30%) REST
19 575 (2.27%) SOAP
20 549 (2.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2,410 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1,206 (4.77%) Data Centre
3 1,118 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
4 1,095 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 1,060 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
6 619 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 540 (2.14%) User Experience
8 458 (1.81%) Fintech
9 413 (1.63%) Public Cloud
10 406 (1.61%) Clustering
11 353 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
12 348 (1.38%) Driving Licence
13 320 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 312 (1.23%) Replication
15 265 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 246 (0.97%) PKI
17 199 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 179 (0.71%) Virtual Team
19 164 (0.65%) Client/Server
19 164 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8,705 (34.42%) Windows
2 3,955 (15.64%) Windows Server
3 2,303 (9.11%) Linux
4 2,035 (8.05%) Windows 10
5 1,815 (7.18%) Windows 7
6 1,796 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,594 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 595 (2.35%) Windows 8
9 560 (2.21%) Android
10 541 (2.14%) Unix
11 510 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 412 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 244 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 243 (0.96%) Mac OS X
15 206 (0.81%) CentOS
16 191 (0.76%) Windows XP
17 156 (0.62%) Mac OS
18 88 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 78 (0.31%) AIX
20 66 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,114 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 3,509 (13.87%) ITIL
3 3,253 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
4 3,085 (12.20%) MVC
5 2,615 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 2,126 (8.41%) Project Management
7 2,075 (8.20%) Scrum
8 1,845 (7.30%) Software Engineering
9 1,843 (7.29%) CRM
10 1,725 (6.82%) DevOps
11 1,622 (6.41%) TDD
12 1,568 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,380 (5.46%) Migration
14 1,379 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
15 1,365 (5.40%) Analytics
16 1,359 (5.37%) Mentoring
17 1,285 (5.08%) SDLC
18 1,188 (4.70%) Computer Science
19 1,167 (4.61%) Test Automation
20 1,163 (4.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7,477 (29.56%) SQL
2 6,581 (26.02%) C#
3 3,901 (15.42%) JavaScript
4 2,397 (9.48%) PowerShell
5 1,976 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 1,325 (5.24%) Java
7 1,176 (4.65%) Python
8 519 (2.05%) C++
9 513 (2.03%) C
10 458 (1.81%) VB.NET
11 307 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 307 (1.21%) VB
12 301 (1.19%) PHP
13 299 (1.18%) TypeScript
14 276 (1.09%) VBA
15 261 (1.03%) VBScript
16 242 (0.96%) R
17 219 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 202 (0.80%) Ruby
19 198 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3,047 (12.05%) Degree
2 2,495 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,295 (5.12%) MCSE
4 995 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 942 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 722 (2.85%) MCSA
7 652 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 593 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 575 (2.27%) CCNA
10 531 (2.10%) MCP
11 490 (1.94%) CISSP
12 477 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 419 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
14 344 (1.36%) CCNP
15 247 (0.98%) MCITP
16 232 (0.92%) DV Cleared
17 223 (0.88%) SANS
18 192 (0.76%) PMI Certification
19 183 (0.72%) ISTQB
20 180 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,140 (4.51%) SLA
2 921 (3.64%) QA
3 627 (2.48%) GDPR
4 578 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 365 (1.44%) PMO
6 331 (1.31%) Data Quality
7 213 (0.84%) PCI DSS
8 87 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 81 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 39 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 38 (0.15%) COBIT
12 31 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 24 (0.095%) GAMP
14 19 (0.075%) HIPAA
14 19 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.063%) MiFID
16 14 (0.055%) P3O
16 14 (0.055%) PMBOK
17 13 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 6,048 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 2,551 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,657 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 560 (2.21%) Docker
5 552 (2.18%) XenApp
6 527 (2.08%) vSphere
7 468 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 376 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 306 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
10 210 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 145 (0.57%) Firmware
12 135 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 110 (0.43%) XenServer
14 109 (0.43%) BitLocker
15 107 (0.42%) Terminal Services
16 105 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
17 78 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 75 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
19 71 (0.28%) Terminal Server
20 49 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,625 (6.43%) SCCM
2 493 (1.95%) Puppet
3 451 (1.78%) SCOM
4 425 (1.68%) Ansible
5 346 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 303 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 300 (1.19%) WSUS
8 281 (1.11%) Terraform
9 253 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 202 (0.80%) Backup Exec
11 179 (0.71%) vCenter Server
12 165 (0.65%) Nagios
13 132 (0.52%) SCVMM
14 124 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
15 121 (0.48%) SCOrch
16 116 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
17 106 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
18 105 (0.42%) AirWatch
19 91 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
20 88 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,782 (14.95%) VMware
2 2,066 (8.17%) Cisco
3 1,833 (7.25%) Citrix
4 1,488 (5.88%) Oracle
5 885 (3.50%) HP
6 735 (2.91%) Google
7 725 (2.87%) SAP
8 532 (2.10%) IBM
9 528 (2.09%) Tableau
10 489 (1.93%) Dell
11 422 (1.67%) NetApp
12 399 (1.58%) Apple
13 379 (1.50%) Veeam
14 377 (1.49%) Symantec
15 347 (1.37%) Red Hat
16 314 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
17 302 (1.19%) EMC
18 282 (1.12%) ServiceNow
19 271 (1.07%) McAfee
20 227 (0.90%) CheckPoint