Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7,858 23,195 28,356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.90% 16.57% 17.15%
As % of the Vendors category 39.37% 38.73% 39.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,256 20,017 24,826
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £74,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19,961 59,882 71,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.38% 42.77% 43.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15,575 45,506 55,166
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the UK

Microsoft
Top 19 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 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 -3 7,176 £50,000 +11.11% 1,977
UK excluding London -3 4,858 £45,000 +5.88% 1,713
London -1 2,681 £60,000 +9.09% 424
South East -2 1,367 £50,000 +11.11% 371
North of England -4 1,246 £45,000 +12.50% 501
Midlands 0 905 £45,000 +5.88% 325
Work from Home -5 865 £52,500 -12.50% 305
North West -3 715 £48,000 +20.00% 274
West Midlands 0 623 £45,000 - 194
South West -1 507 £42,500 +6.25% 176
Yorkshire -3 408 £42,500 +7.59% 182
East of England 0 406 £44,816 +5.45% 174
East Midlands -1 286 £45,000 +16.88% 131
Scotland +2 245 £50,000 +17.65% 88
Wales -3 144 £38,500 -1.91% 56
North East -4 123 £41,000 +9.60% 45
Northern Ireland +2 69 £45,000 +57.89% 24
Channel Islands -1 6 £55,000 +4.76%
Isle of Man -6 1 £33,000 -31.25% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3,708 (47.19%) Azure
2 2,665 (33.91%) Windows
3 2,167 (27.58%) SQL
4 2,128 (27.08%) SQL Server
5 1,954 (24.87%) Active Directory
6 1,930 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1,908 (24.28%) Office 365
8 1,879 (23.91%) .NET
9 1,767 (22.49%) C#
10 1,512 (19.24%) Finance
11 1,353 (17.22%) VMware
12 1,299 (16.53%) Windows Server
13 1,111 (14.14%) AWS
14 1,031 (13.12%) DevOps
15 1,009 (12.84%) PowerShell
16 992 (12.62%) JavaScript
17 990 (12.60%) Microsoft Office
18 951 (12.10%) ITIL
19 906 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 855 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
21 837 (10.65%) Degree
22 823 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
23 804 (10.23%) Cisco
24 801 (10.19%) ASP.NET
25 752 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
26 739 (9.40%) MVC
27 736 (9.37%) Linux
28 733 (9.33%) SharePoint
29 729 (9.28%) Power Platform
30 711 (9.05%) Firewall

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
1 733 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 482 (6.13%) MS Exchange
3 297 (3.78%) IIS
4 226 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 121 (1.54%) Confluence
6 120 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 113 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 93 (1.18%) CMS
8 93 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 73 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 48 (0.61%) Apache
11 45 (0.57%) Umbraco
12 43 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 40 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 39 (0.50%) Apache Spark
15 35 (0.45%) EPiServer
16 34 (0.43%) Kentico
17 32 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
18 29 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
19 21 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 990 (12.60%) Microsoft Office
2 540 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 194 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 98 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 22 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.051%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.038%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.038%) EPLAN
12 3 (0.038%) InVision
12 3 (0.038%) Revit
12 3 (0.038%) Sketch
12 3 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 331 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 56 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.42%) Sentinel
5 27 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 27 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.17%) Maximo
8 11 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 10 (0.13%) Magento
10 9 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
11 8 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
12 7 (0.089%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 7 (0.089%) iTrent
13 6 (0.076%) Carpe Diem
13 6 (0.076%) Elite 3E
13 6 (0.076%) Infor CRM
13 6 (0.076%) Sage X3
14 5 (0.064%) Markit EDM
14 5 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3,708 (47.19%) Azure
2 1,908 (24.28%) Office 365
3 1,111 (14.14%) AWS
4 729 (9.28%) Power Platform
5 434 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 415 (5.28%) PaaS
7 414 (5.27%) IaaS
8 392 (4.99%) SaaS
9 389 (4.95%) Dynamics 365
10 242 (3.08%) GCP
11 151 (1.92%) PowerApps
12 144 (1.83%) OneDrive
13 136 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
14 132 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
15 126 (1.60%) Serverless
16 86 (1.09%) Logic Apps
17 71 (0.90%) GitHub
18 58 (0.74%) Mimecast
18 58 (0.74%) Power Automate
19 56 (0.71%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 711 (9.05%) Firewall
2 659 (8.39%) DNS
3 520 (6.62%) DHCP
4 456 (5.80%) WAN
5 406 (5.17%) LAN
6 386 (4.91%) TCP/IP
7 364 (4.63%) VPN
8 336 (4.28%) Skype
9 333 (4.24%) SAN
10 229 (2.91%) Internet
11 187 (2.38%) Network Security
12 182 (2.32%) Wireless
13 180 (2.29%) VoIP
14 157 (2.00%) Unified Communications
15 148 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
16 130 (1.65%) VLAN
17 98 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
18 89 (1.13%) NetScaler
19 82 (1.04%) iSCSI
20 81 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,128 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 592 (7.53%) Power BI
3 509 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 457 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 429 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
6 294 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 245 (3.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 194 (2.47%) Data Lake
9 187 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 185 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 175 (2.23%) Big Data
12 172 (2.19%) MongoDB
12 172 (2.19%) NoSQL
13 151 (1.92%) MySQL
14 88 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 87 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
16 82 (1.04%) SQL Server 2019
17 80 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
18 79 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
19 77 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 487 (6.20%) Git (software)
2 350 (4.45%) Visual Studio
3 255 (3.25%) JIRA
4 230 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 178 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 147 (1.87%) TeamCity
7 144 (1.83%) Selenium
8 123 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 117 (1.49%) SpecFlow
10 88 (1.12%) NUnit
11 75 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
12 73 (0.93%) Bitbucket
13 70 (0.89%) Subversion
14 51 (0.65%) MSTest
15 43 (0.55%) Moq
15 43 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 37 (0.47%) SoapUI
17 35 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
18 33 (0.42%) GitLab
19 31 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 1,512 (19.24%) Finance
2 292 (3.72%) Public Sector
3 246 (3.13%) Law
4 245 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 229 (2.91%) Marketing
6 217 (2.76%) Banking
7 182 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 178 (2.27%) Retail
9 175 (2.23%) Legal
10 92 (1.17%) Games
11 87 (1.11%) Electronics
12 79 (1.01%) Advertising
12 79 (1.01%) Local Government
13 74 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 73 (0.93%) Back Office
15 68 (0.87%) Front Office
16 35 (0.45%) Publishing
17 33 (0.42%) Digital Economy
18 28 (0.36%) Investment Banking
18 28 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,795 (22.84%) Developer
2 921 (11.72%) Analyst
3 661 (8.41%) .NET Developer
4 564 (7.18%) Architect
5 548 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 451 (5.74%) Consultant
7 434 (5.52%) Support Engineer
8 427 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 351 (4.47%) Senior Developer
10 284 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 282 (3.59%) Software Developer
12 253 (3.22%) Azure Engineer
13 248 (3.16%) Support Analyst
14 246 (3.13%) IT Engineer
15 237 (3.02%) IT Support
16 206 (2.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 203 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
18 201 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 192 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
20 189 (2.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,879 (23.91%) .NET
2 801 (10.19%) ASP.NET
3 616 (7.84%) HTML
4 573 (7.29%) AngularJS
5 568 (7.23%) .NET Framework
6 548 (6.97%) CSS
7 522 (6.64%) .NET Core
8 450 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 413 (5.26%) React
10 399 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 314 (4.00%) Entity Framework
12 302 (3.84%) jQuery
13 300 (3.82%) Web Services
14 291 (3.70%) REST
15 255 (3.25%) HTML5
16 229 (2.91%) XML
17 181 (2.30%) RESTful
18 166 (2.11%) JSON
19 156 (1.99%) WCF
20 150 (1.91%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 702 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 460 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 355 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 276 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 270 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
6 246 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 181 (2.30%) User Experience
8 130 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 124 (1.58%) PKI
10 118 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 107 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 105 (1.34%) Cloud Native
13 102 (1.30%) Clustering
14 99 (1.26%) Driving Licence
15 94 (1.20%) Replication
16 93 (1.18%) Hedge funds
17 80 (1.02%) Data Structures
18 79 (1.01%) Private Cloud
18 79 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
19 68 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,665 (33.91%) Windows
2 1,299 (16.53%) Windows Server
3 736 (9.37%) Linux
4 648 (8.25%) Windows 10
5 454 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 385 (4.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 291 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 252 (3.21%) Windows 7
9 180 (2.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 154 (1.96%) Unix
11 137 (1.74%) Android
12 107 (1.36%) Apple iOS
13 76 (0.97%) Windows 8
14 59 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 59 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 40 (0.51%) CentOS
17 34 (0.43%) Solaris
18 28 (0.36%) Mac OS
19 20 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,930 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1,031 (13.12%) DevOps
3 951 (12.10%) ITIL
4 855 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
5 823 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
6 739 (9.40%) MVC
7 677 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 586 (7.46%) Migration
9 584 (7.43%) Scrum
10 529 (6.73%) Analytics
11 521 (6.63%) CRM
12 496 (6.31%) Project Management
13 420 (5.34%) Project Delivery
14 419 (5.33%) Microservices
15 413 (5.26%) Mentoring
16 405 (5.15%) TDD
17 394 (5.01%) Software Engineering
18 364 (4.63%) Test Automation
19 359 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
20 346 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2,167 (27.58%) SQL
2 1,767 (22.49%) C#
3 1,009 (12.84%) PowerShell
4 992 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 539 (6.86%) Python
6 484 (6.16%) T-SQL
7 278 (3.54%) Java
8 182 (2.32%) TypeScript
9 145 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 125 (1.59%) C++
11 115 (1.46%) C
12 106 (1.35%) VBA
13 100 (1.27%) R
14 99 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 94 (1.20%) VB
16 86 (1.09%) PHP
17 72 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 62 (0.79%) VB.NET
19 51 (0.65%) Shell Script
20 44 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 837 (10.65%) Degree
2 752 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 416 (5.29%) Security Cleared
4 308 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 304 (3.87%) MCSE
6 276 (3.51%) MCSA
7 263 (3.35%) SC Cleared
8 250 (3.18%) CCNA
9 152 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 151 (1.92%) MCP
11 122 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 103 (1.31%) DV Cleared
13 95 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 92 (1.17%) CCNP
15 74 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
16 73 (0.93%) CISSP
17 60 (0.76%) MCITP
18 59 (0.75%) CISM
19 44 (0.56%) SANS
20 42 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 386 (4.91%) SLA
2 225 (2.86%) QA
3 212 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 198 (2.52%) GDPR
5 103 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 83 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 57 (0.73%) NIST
8 31 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 27 (0.34%) NCSC
10 22 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.27%) PMO
12 15 (0.19%) NIST 800
13 14 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 11 (0.14%) COBIT
16 10 (0.13%) BS25999
16 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 9 (0.11%) Solvency II
18 6 (0.076%) ISO 9001
19 5 (0.064%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,954 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 906 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 591 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 303 (3.86%) Docker
5 219 (2.79%) vSphere
6 173 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 168 (2.14%) XenApp
8 130 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
9 110 (1.40%) XenDesktop
10 101 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 60 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 30 (0.38%) VMware Server
14 28 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 27 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (0.33%) BitLocker
16 26 (0.33%) Firmware
16 26 (0.33%) VMware NSX
17 25 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
18 24 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 562 (7.15%) SCCM
2 340 (4.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 251 (3.19%) Terraform
4 237 (3.02%) Kubernetes
5 203 (2.58%) Ansible
6 144 (1.83%) Puppet
7 126 (1.60%) WSUS
8 117 (1.49%) SCOM
9 114 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
10 82 (1.04%) SCVMM
11 60 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 50 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
12 50 (0.64%) vCenter Server
13 49 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
14 43 (0.55%) Nagios
15 39 (0.50%) NetBackup
16 37 (0.47%) SCOrch
17 28 (0.36%) QRadar
18 27 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
19 21 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,353 (17.22%) VMware
2 804 (10.23%) Cisco
3 585 (7.44%) Citrix
4 407 (5.18%) Oracle
5 250 (3.18%) HP
6 247 (3.14%) Google
7 234 (2.98%) SAP
8 172 (2.19%) IBM
9 164 (2.09%) Dell
10 163 (2.07%) Veeam
11 161 (2.05%) CheckPoint
12 129 (1.64%) Tableau
13 120 (1.53%) NetApp
14 113 (1.44%) Palo Alto
15 107 (1.36%) Databricks
16 96 (1.22%) Sophos
17 95 (1.21%) Apple
18 88 (1.12%) EMC
18 88 (1.12%) Splunk
19 83 (1.06%) Red Hat