Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12,585 24,310 30,884
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.96% 16.43% 17.28%
As % of the Vendors category 38.95% 38.71% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11,042 20,859 27,462
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,100
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
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 32,310 62,799 77,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.98% 42.45% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,842 48,290 60,704
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,901
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,799 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.65% +2.38%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -2 11,553 £49,000 +8.89% 1,555
UK excluding London -1 7,824 £45,000 +5.88% 1,323
London -2 4,327 £57,500 +4.55% 366
South East -2 2,278 £47,500 +5.56% 317
North of England -3 1,848 £44,000 +10.00% 323
Midlands 0 1,403 £45,000 +11.11% 263
North West -4 1,022 £45,000 +8.43% 190
Work from Home -1 968 £55,000 -8.33% 226
West Midlands +2 961 £45,000 +5.88% 160
South West +3 900 £42,500 +1.19% 170
East of England 0 740 £42,500 - 121
Yorkshire -3 653 £42,500 +7.59% 104
East Midlands 0 432 £45,000 +20.00% 103
Scotland 0 402 £45,000 +12.50% 64
Wales -2 198 £40,500 +8.00% 53
North East -2 174 £38,500 +5.98% 29
Northern Ireland +1 72 £48,750 +45.52% 22
Channel Islands +1 11 £60,000 +14.29%
Isle of Man -3 3 £33,000 -34.00%

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 5,324 (42.30%) Azure
2 4,323 (34.35%) Windows
3 3,449 (27.41%) SQL Server
4 3,423 (27.20%) SQL
5 3,104 (24.66%) Active Directory
6 2,956 (23.49%) Office 365
7 2,948 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
8 2,935 (23.32%) .NET
9 2,703 (21.48%) C#
10 2,352 (18.69%) Finance
11 2,146 (17.05%) VMware
12 2,081 (16.54%) Windows Server
13 1,834 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
14 1,671 (13.28%) AWS
15 1,554 (12.35%) JavaScript
16 1,534 (12.19%) ITIL
17 1,507 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
18 1,460 (11.60%) PowerShell
19 1,433 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,399 (11.12%) DevOps
21 1,323 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
22 1,243 (9.88%) ASP.NET
23 1,225 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,214 (9.65%) Windows 10
25 1,191 (9.46%) Degree
26 1,130 (8.98%) Cisco
27 1,116 (8.87%) Power Platform
28 1,111 (8.83%) Firewall
29 1,089 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
30 1,080 (8.58%) 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 1,080 (8.58%) SharePoint
2 849 (6.75%) MS Exchange
3 439 (3.49%) IIS
4 355 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 239 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 233 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 168 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 161 (1.28%) Confluence
9 158 (1.26%) CMS
10 95 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 84 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 80 (0.64%) Apache Spark
13 75 (0.60%) Apache
14 70 (0.56%) EPiServer
15 60 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
16 50 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
17 48 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
18 44 (0.35%) Tomcat
19 35 (0.28%) Kentico
20 32 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1,834 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
2 978 (7.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 377 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 190 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 184 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 19 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 12 (0.095%) InVision
11 11 (0.087%) Sketch
12 10 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.079%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
14 7 (0.056%) Gliffy
15 6 (0.048%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.048%) SPSS
16 5 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.040%) Camtasia
16 5 (0.040%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 509 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 217 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 121 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 85 (0.68%) NetSuite
5 34 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 31 (0.25%) SAP Business One
7 29 (0.23%) Sage 200
8 24 (0.19%) Sage 500
8 24 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 21 (0.17%) Magento
10 20 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 19 (0.15%) Elite 3E
12 17 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 15 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
15 12 (0.095%) Shopify
16 10 (0.079%) Maximo
16 10 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
17 9 (0.072%) Lawson
18 8 (0.064%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 5,324 (42.30%) Azure
2 2,956 (23.49%) Office 365
3 1,671 (13.28%) AWS
4 1,116 (8.87%) Power Platform
5 698 (5.55%) SaaS
6 656 (5.21%) PaaS
7 626 (4.97%) Dynamics 365
8 616 (4.89%) IaaS
9 568 (4.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 302 (2.40%) GCP
11 236 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
12 217 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 208 (1.65%) Serverless
14 183 (1.45%) PowerApps
15 167 (1.33%) OneDrive
16 118 (0.94%) Logic Apps
17 101 (0.80%) Mimecast
18 92 (0.73%) Azure Functions
19 81 (0.64%) GitHub
20 73 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,111 (8.83%) Firewall
2 1,008 (8.01%) DNS
3 842 (6.69%) DHCP
4 677 (5.38%) WAN
5 658 (5.23%) TCP/IP
6 637 (5.06%) LAN
7 514 (4.08%) VPN
8 488 (3.88%) SAN
9 466 (3.70%) Skype
10 359 (2.85%) Internet
11 292 (2.32%) Wireless
12 267 (2.12%) VoIP
13 222 (1.76%) VLAN
14 217 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
15 185 (1.47%) Network Security
16 165 (1.31%) Unified Communications
17 143 (1.14%) NetScaler
18 137 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
19 106 (0.84%) NAS
20 101 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,449 (27.41%) SQL Server
2 994 (7.90%) Power BI
3 843 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 746 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 681 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 502 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 356 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 303 (2.41%) Relational Database
9 286 (2.27%) Data Lake
10 282 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 267 (2.12%) Big Data
12 253 (2.01%) MongoDB
13 223 (1.77%) MySQL
14 217 (1.72%) NoSQL
15 198 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
16 148 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
17 147 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
18 140 (1.11%) SQL Server 2019
19 139 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 135 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 615 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 555 (4.41%) Visual Studio
3 371 (2.95%) JIRA
4 333 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 260 (2.07%) Selenium
6 228 (1.81%) Jenkins
7 167 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 164 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 155 (1.23%) SpecFlow
10 119 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
11 112 (0.89%) NUnit
12 84 (0.67%) Subversion
13 69 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 69 (0.55%) WebDriver
14 68 (0.54%) Bitbucket
15 67 (0.53%) SoapUI
16 64 (0.51%) MSTest
17 54 (0.43%) Cucumber
18 51 (0.41%) Moq
19 39 (0.31%) Cypress.io
General
1 2,352 (18.69%) Finance
2 419 (3.33%) Retail
3 415 (3.30%) Public Sector
4 387 (3.08%) Law
5 361 (2.87%) Marketing
6 360 (2.86%) Legal
7 320 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 274 (2.18%) Banking
9 266 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 136 (1.08%) Advertising
11 134 (1.06%) Games
12 117 (0.93%) Local Government
13 99 (0.79%) Front Office
14 98 (0.78%) Back Office
15 92 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 78 (0.62%) Electronics
17 63 (0.50%) Billing
18 49 (0.39%) Investment Banking
19 44 (0.35%) Automotive
20 40 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,742 (21.79%) Developer
2 1,603 (12.74%) Analyst
3 1,077 (8.56%) .NET Developer
4 896 (7.12%) Architect
5 826 (6.56%) Consultant
6 798 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 768 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 654 (5.20%) C# Developer
9 587 (4.66%) IT Support
10 522 (4.15%) Support Analyst
11 457 (3.63%) IT Engineer
12 448 (3.56%) Senior Developer
13 443 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
14 427 (3.39%) Software Developer
15 393 (3.12%) Administrator
16 307 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
17 305 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
18 287 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 278 (2.21%) Azure Engineer
20 274 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,935 (23.32%) .NET
2 1,243 (9.88%) ASP.NET
3 963 (7.65%) HTML
4 959 (7.62%) AngularJS
5 950 (7.55%) .NET Framework
6 860 (6.83%) CSS
7 820 (6.52%) .NET Core
8 675 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 603 (4.79%) React
10 572 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 558 (4.43%) Web Services
12 485 (3.85%) Entity Framework
13 438 (3.48%) jQuery
14 374 (2.97%) REST
15 324 (2.57%) HTML5
16 289 (2.30%) Node.js
17 288 (2.29%) XML
18 287 (2.28%) Vue.js
19 237 (1.88%) RESTful
20 210 (1.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,089 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 809 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 488 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 452 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 427 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 325 (2.58%) User Experience
7 303 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 212 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
9 204 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 202 (1.61%) Driving Licence
11 184 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 161 (1.28%) Clustering
13 140 (1.11%) Replication
14 126 (1.00%) PKI
15 124 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 112 (0.89%) Private Cloud
17 111 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 110 (0.87%) Hedge funds
19 107 (0.85%) Cloud Native
20 98 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4,323 (34.35%) Windows
2 2,081 (16.54%) Windows Server
3 1,214 (9.65%) Windows 10
4 1,059 (8.41%) Linux
5 769 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 648 (5.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 547 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 480 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 246 (1.95%) Unix
10 234 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 191 (1.52%) Android
12 189 (1.50%) Apple iOS
13 152 (1.21%) Windows 8
14 114 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 87 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 67 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 66 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 65 (0.52%) CentOS
19 55 (0.44%) Windows XP
20 51 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,948 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,534 (12.19%) ITIL
3 1,507 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
4 1,399 (11.12%) DevOps
5 1,323 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
6 1,072 (8.52%) MVC
7 1,035 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 943 (7.49%) Scrum
9 930 (7.39%) Project Management
10 895 (7.11%) Migration
11 841 (6.68%) Analytics
12 825 (6.56%) CRM
13 685 (5.44%) TDD
14 680 (5.40%) Project Delivery
15 625 (4.97%) Test Automation
16 619 (4.92%) Mentoring
17 576 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
18 540 (4.29%) Software Engineering
19 536 (4.26%) Change Management
19 536 (4.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,423 (27.20%) SQL
2 2,703 (21.48%) C#
3 1,554 (12.35%) JavaScript
4 1,460 (11.60%) PowerShell
5 748 (5.94%) Python
6 725 (5.76%) T-SQL
7 389 (3.09%) Java
8 289 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 226 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 189 (1.50%) C
11 188 (1.49%) VBA
12 179 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 163 (1.30%) C++
14 161 (1.28%) R
15 158 (1.26%) VB
16 146 (1.16%) PHP
17 117 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 93 (0.74%) PL/SQL
19 92 (0.73%) VBScript
20 82 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,225 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,191 (9.46%) Degree
3 590 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 532 (4.23%) MCSE
5 459 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 436 (3.46%) MCSA
7 367 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 338 (2.69%) CCNA
9 239 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 235 (1.87%) MCP
11 185 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 158 (1.26%) DV Cleared
13 156 (1.24%) CCNP
14 153 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 116 (0.92%) CISSP
16 106 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
17 87 (0.69%) MCITP
18 80 (0.64%) CISM
19 67 (0.53%) ISEB
20 56 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 618 (4.91%) SLA
2 406 (3.23%) QA
3 278 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 230 (1.83%) GDPR
5 128 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 107 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 69 (0.55%) NIST
8 65 (0.52%) PMO
9 46 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 37 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 31 (0.25%) NCSC
12 28 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 28 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 25 (0.20%) BS25999
14 21 (0.17%) NIST 800
15 19 (0.15%) COBIT
16 14 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 6 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 6 (0.048%) SEPA
17 6 (0.048%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3,104 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 1,433 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 986 (7.83%) Hyper-V
4 399 (3.17%) Docker
5 369 (2.93%) XenApp
6 337 (2.68%) vSphere
7 278 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 275 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
9 159 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 100 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 89 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 70 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 62 (0.49%) Firmware
14 59 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 52 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 51 (0.41%) BitLocker
17 48 (0.38%) NFS
18 43 (0.34%) Terminal Server
19 36 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
20 33 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 975 (7.75%) SCCM
2 426 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 310 (2.46%) Kubernetes
4 270 (2.15%) Terraform
5 242 (1.92%) Ansible
6 229 (1.82%) SCOM
7 194 (1.54%) WSUS
8 162 (1.29%) Puppet
9 125 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 103 (0.82%) vCenter Server
11 98 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 91 (0.72%) SCVMM
13 70 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
14 67 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
15 56 (0.44%) NetBackup
16 48 (0.38%) Nagios
17 45 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
18 39 (0.31%) SCOrch
19 35 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
20 34 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2,146 (17.05%) VMware
2 1,130 (8.98%) Cisco
3 992 (7.88%) Citrix
4 629 (5.00%) Oracle
5 456 (3.62%) HP
6 395 (3.14%) Google
7 351 (2.79%) SAP
8 303 (2.41%) Dell
9 253 (2.01%) Tableau
10 238 (1.89%) Veeam
11 233 (1.85%) IBM
12 224 (1.78%) NetApp
13 178 (1.41%) Databricks
14 174 (1.38%) Apple
15 161 (1.28%) EMC
16 141 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
17 137 (1.09%) CheckPoint
18 135 (1.07%) ServiceNow
19 124 (0.99%) Palo Alto
20 118 (0.94%) Red Hat