Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 138 114
Rank change year-on-year -37 -24 -23
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 3,306 4,464 5,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.53% 2.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.77% 14.04% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,921 3,820 4,955
UK median annual salary £36,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% -1.52%

MS Exchange is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 28,088 31,790 36,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.04% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22,495 25,624 31,195
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Exchange.

Salary trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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 -39 3,101 £37,500 +7.14% 356
UK excluding London -41 1,910 £32,500 +1.56% 272
London -46 1,328 £42,500 - 101
South East -61 536 £32,500 +3.17% 50
North of England -51 476 £30,000 -7.14% 86
Midlands +26 344 £32,500 +4.84% 36
East of England -12 271 £37,500 +11.94% 36
North West -48 248 £25,000 -16.67% 44
West Midlands +44 220 £32,750 +9.17% 22
Yorkshire -22 209 £36,750 +13.08% 38
South West -28 159 £35,000 +16.67% 46
East Midlands 0 124 £32,000 -10.04% 14
Wales +24 57 £32,500 +14.04% 10
Scotland -52 46 £34,000 -8.11% 6
Northern Ireland +10 26 £21,000 -37.78% 1
North East -26 19 £23,000 -26.40% 4
Isle of Man +6 4 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -11 4 £29,500 -9.23% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing MS Exchange 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 MS Exchange.

1 2,722 (82.34%) Windows
2 2,589 (78.31%) Active Directory
3 2,429 (73.47%) Microsoft
4 1,817 (54.96%) Windows Server
5 1,698 (51.36%) VMware
6 1,528 (46.22%) Office 365
7 1,132 (34.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1,123 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,036 (31.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 970 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 850 (25.71%) Firewall
12 849 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
13 837 (25.32%) ITIL
14 813 (24.59%) DNS
15 799 (24.17%) Citrix
16 795 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
17 758 (22.93%) Windows 7
18 746 (22.57%) Exchange Server 2013
19 728 (22.02%) Hyper-V
20 705 (21.32%) Cisco
21 694 (20.99%) DHCP
22 676 (20.45%) Windows 10
23 639 (19.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 595 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
25 590 (17.85%) LAN
26 575 (17.39%) WAN
27 558 (16.88%) TCP/IP
28 554 (16.76%) PowerShell
29 536 (16.21%) SQL Server
29 536 (16.21%) SAN

MS Exchange
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 1,132 (34.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 746 (22.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 394 (11.92%) SharePoint
4 341 (10.31%) Skype for Business
5 275 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 173 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 117 (3.54%) IIS
8 103 (3.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 50 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 25 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 24 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (0.57%) Site Server
13 18 (0.54%) Apache
14 17 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
16 8 (0.24%) Confluence
16 8 (0.24%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.18%) OpenStack
18 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
18 5 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 849 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.091%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.030%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.030%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.030%) Revit
9 1 (0.030%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 42 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.64%) Concordance
2 21 (0.64%) Relativity
3 17 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
4 10 (0.30%) ReMetrica
5 9 (0.27%) Orchard Housing
6 6 (0.18%) assyst
6 6 (0.18%) Ringtail
7 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 5 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.091%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.060%) Maximo
9 2 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.030%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.030%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 1,528 (46.22%) Office 365
2 795 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 246 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (3.90%) Mimecast
5 82 (2.48%) IaaS
6 68 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 57 (1.72%) PaaS
8 40 (1.21%) SaaS
9 37 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.00%) OneDrive
11 20 (0.60%) G Suite
12 15 (0.45%) Slack
13 11 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.30%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.27%) Serverless
16 8 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (0.21%) Yammer
18 6 (0.18%) Dropbox
19 5 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 3 (0.091%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 850 (25.71%) Firewall
2 813 (24.59%) DNS
3 694 (20.99%) DHCP
4 590 (17.85%) LAN
5 575 (17.39%) WAN
6 558 (16.88%) TCP/IP
7 536 (16.21%) SAN
8 381 (11.52%) VPN
9 278 (8.41%) Skype
10 203 (6.14%) VLAN
10 203 (6.14%) VoIP
11 153 (4.63%) Wireless
12 146 (4.42%) Remote Desktop
13 115 (3.48%) Network Security
14 108 (3.27%) Internet
15 102 (3.09%) Unified Communications
16 99 (2.99%) NAS
17 86 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
18 68 (2.06%) IPsec
19 64 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 536 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 44 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 39 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (1.06%) MySQL
7 27 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 25 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
11 10 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.27%) Blockchain
12 9 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.24%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.21%) FileMaker
14 7 (0.21%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.15%) Power BI
16 4 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 31 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (0.57%) JIRA
3 9 (0.27%) InstallShield
4 5 (0.15%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.15%) ClearQuest
4 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.091%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.091%) MSI
6 3 (0.091%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.060%) Hudson
7 2 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.060%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.060%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.060%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.030%) Ant
8 1 (0.030%) AppScan
8 1 (0.030%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.030%) Dreamweaver
General
1 532 (16.09%) Finance
2 136 (4.11%) Legal
3 119 (3.60%) Retail
4 116 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 111 (3.36%) Law
6 84 (2.54%) Banking
7 62 (1.88%) Marketing
8 48 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.36%) Back Office
10 35 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 30 (0.91%) Advertising
12 25 (0.76%) Games
13 20 (0.60%) Billing
13 20 (0.60%) Front Office
14 18 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.30%) Electronics
15 10 (0.30%) French Language
16 9 (0.27%) Local Government
17 8 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 686 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 683 (20.66%) Analyst
3 510 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 423 (12.79%) IT Support
5 357 (10.80%) Support Analyst
6 345 (10.44%) IT Engineer
7 337 (10.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 304 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 274 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 233 (7.05%) Desktop Support
11 207 (6.26%) IT Support Engineer
12 202 (6.11%) Service Analyst
13 200 (6.05%) IT Analyst
14 184 (5.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 167 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 166 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
17 163 (4.93%) Consultant
18 162 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 159 (4.81%) Exchange Engineer
20 157 (4.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.30%) Web Services
2 41 (1.24%) .NET
3 35 (1.06%) LDAP
4 20 (0.60%) HTML
5 17 (0.51%) WSH
6 16 (0.48%) CSS
7 15 (0.45%) JSON
8 14 (0.42%) Flash
8 14 (0.42%) Middleware
9 12 (0.36%) 802.1X
9 12 (0.36%) XML
9 12 (0.36%) X-Windows
10 11 (0.33%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.30%) Ajax
12 9 (0.27%) COM
12 9 (0.27%) HTML5
12 9 (0.27%) jQuery
12 9 (0.27%) Software Packaging
13 7 (0.21%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 309 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 216 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
3 179 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 165 (4.99%) Blackberry
5 150 (4.54%) Management Information System
6 122 (3.69%) Driving Licence
7 95 (2.87%) Clustering
8 80 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 73 (2.21%) Replication
10 72 (2.18%) iPhone
11 69 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
12 65 (1.97%) Hedge funds
13 61 (1.85%) Public Cloud
14 49 (1.48%) PKI
15 38 (1.15%) iPad
16 37 (1.12%) Smartphone
17 34 (1.03%) Fat Client
17 34 (1.03%) Thin Client
18 33 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
19 29 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,722 (82.34%) Windows
2 1,817 (54.96%) Windows Server
3 1,036 (31.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 970 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 758 (22.93%) Windows 7
6 676 (20.45%) Windows 10
7 321 (9.71%) Linux
8 224 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 218 (6.59%) Windows 8
10 118 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 110 (3.33%) Android
12 94 (2.84%) Mac OS X
13 84 (2.54%) Apple iOS
14 65 (1.97%) Mac OS
15 36 (1.09%) Unix
16 35 (1.06%) Windows Vista
17 33 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 27 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
19 19 (0.57%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (25.32%) ITIL
2 639 (19.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 402 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
4 278 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 261 (7.89%) Project Management
6 257 (7.77%) Migration
7 212 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 168 (5.08%) Service Management
9 133 (4.02%) Incident Management
10 128 (3.87%) Mobile Device Management
11 127 (3.84%) Business Continuity
12 124 (3.75%) ITIL V3
13 114 (3.45%) Presales
14 106 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 105 (3.18%) PRINCE2
16 102 (3.09%) Problem Management
16 102 (3.09%) Time Management
17 100 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
18 96 (2.90%) Change Management
19 92 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 554 (16.76%) PowerShell
2 487 (14.73%) SQL
3 43 (1.30%) VBScript
4 31 (0.94%) VB
5 30 (0.91%) C
6 22 (0.67%) C++
7 17 (0.51%) Bash Shell
7 17 (0.51%) C#
8 13 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.39%) Python
9 12 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.33%) Perl
11 7 (0.21%) PHP
12 4 (0.12%) VBA
13 3 (0.091%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.060%) Java
15 1 (0.030%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.030%) Korn
15 1 (0.030%) sed
Qualifications
1 595 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 347 (10.50%) MCSE
3 225 (6.81%) MCSA
4 218 (6.59%) Degree
5 201 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
6 184 (5.57%) CCNA
7 182 (5.51%) MCP
8 122 (3.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 102 (3.09%) MCITP
10 92 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
11 91 (2.75%) Security Cleared
12 71 (2.15%) CCNP
13 70 (2.12%) SC Cleared
14 51 (1.54%) A+ Certification
15 46 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
16 38 (1.15%) DBS Check
16 38 (1.15%) MCDST
17 34 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 33 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
19 32 (0.97%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (8.56%) SLA
2 79 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.18%) GDPR
4 33 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.64%) COBIT
6 15 (0.45%) PMO
7 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 14 (0.42%) QA
8 13 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.33%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.24%) ISO 9000
12 7 (0.21%) GAMP
12 7 (0.21%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.091%) COSHH
13 3 (0.091%) DICOM
13 3 (0.091%) HL7
14 2 (0.060%) GPG13
14 2 (0.060%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.030%) IASME
System Software
1 2,589 (78.31%) Active Directory
2 1,123 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 728 (22.02%) Hyper-V
4 343 (10.38%) XenApp
5 266 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
6 252 (7.62%) vSphere
7 205 (6.20%) XenDesktop
8 71 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
9 70 (2.12%) Terminal Services
10 60 (1.81%) XenServer
11 55 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
12 52 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 50 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
14 33 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
15 32 (0.97%) VMware Server
16 27 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (0.76%) DFS Replication
17 25 (0.76%) Terminal Server
18 23 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
19 19 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 497 (15.03%) SCCM
2 136 (4.11%) Backup Exec
3 130 (3.93%) SCOM
4 113 (3.42%) WSUS
5 60 (1.81%) vCenter Server
6 59 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 51 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 46 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
8 46 (1.39%) SCVMM
9 44 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 40 (1.21%) AirWatch
11 36 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
12 31 (0.94%) NetBackup
13 30 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
14 28 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 27 (0.82%) FortiGate
15 27 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 26 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
17 23 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
18 21 (0.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2,429 (73.47%) Microsoft
2 1,698 (51.36%) VMware
3 799 (24.17%) Citrix
4 705 (21.32%) Cisco
5 363 (10.98%) HP
6 216 (6.53%) Apple
7 202 (6.11%) Veeam
8 182 (5.51%) NetApp
9 181 (5.47%) Dell
10 142 (4.30%) Symantec
11 112 (3.39%) EMC
12 111 (3.36%) McAfee
13 99 (2.99%) Avaya
14 82 (2.48%) Ivanti
15 73 (2.21%) SolarWinds
16 71 (2.15%) SonicWALL
16 71 (2.15%) Sophos
17 70 (2.12%) Google
18 67 (2.03%) Meraki
19 66 (2.00%) Mitel