Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 357 266 188
Rank change year-on-year -91 -78 -7
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 1,105 602 2,666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.23% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.39% 8.77% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 955 521 2,330
10th Percentile £22,094 £24,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -2.86%
75th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £58,900 £67,500 £58,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06% +1.54%

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 17,282 6,868 20,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 14.05% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,761 5,713 16,080
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -2.21%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MS Exchange.

Salary trend for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MS Exchange over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -80 1,023 £35,000 -12.50% 247
UK excluding London -32 818 £32,500 -7.14% 209
London -205 260 £45,000 -14.29% 53
North of England -36 228 £34,000 -2.86% 82
South East -87 208 £32,500 -7.14% 41
Midlands -21 153 £32,500 -13.33% 34
North West -49 117 £32,341 -10.16% 45
Work from Home -231 114 £40,000 -4.76% 31
East of England -47 101 £28,000 -24.32% 19
West Midlands -51 87 £42,500 +8.97% 17
Yorkshire -47 86 £40,000 +14.29% 26
East Midlands -15 65 £28,000 -25.33% 17
South West -65 65 £31,000 -3.88% 17
Scotland -62 48 £34,000 +13.33% 9
North East -19 25 £26,000 -17.22% 11
Wales -44 10 £36,500 -2.67% 5
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 918 (83.08%) Microsoft
2 899 (81.36%) Windows
3 827 (74.84%) Active Directory
4 776 (70.23%) Microsoft 365
5 659 (59.64%) Windows Server
6 479 (43.35%) VMware
7 441 (39.91%) Azure
8 386 (34.93%) Firewall
9 343 (31.04%) Windows 10
10 308 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 289 (26.15%) Social Skills
12 282 (25.52%) Hyper-V
13 268 (24.25%) DNS
14 248 (22.44%) Microsoft Office
15 240 (21.72%) DHCP
16 237 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 229 (20.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 221 (20.00%) Cisco
19 211 (19.10%) PowerShell
20 205 (18.55%) VPN
20 205 (18.55%) ITIL
21 204 (18.46%) LAN
22 201 (18.19%) WAN
23 198 (17.92%) Citrix
24 185 (16.74%) SharePoint
25 166 (15.02%) Windows Server 2016
26 165 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
27 155 (14.03%) Windows Server 2019
28 153 (13.85%) TCP/IP
29 145 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 185 (16.74%) SharePoint
2 137 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 119 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (3.17%) IIS
6 31 (2.81%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.36%) Confluence
12 2 (0.18%) Apache
13 1 (0.090%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.090%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 248 (22.44%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.54%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.45%) Relativity
4 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.36%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) Sage 300 ERP
5 2 (0.18%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 776 (70.23%) Microsoft 365
2 441 (39.91%) Azure
3 119 (10.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 94 (8.51%) AWS
5 58 (5.25%) OneDrive
6 50 (4.52%) Mimecast
7 37 (3.35%) SaaS
8 36 (3.26%) IaaS
9 27 (2.44%) PaaS
10 17 (1.54%) Azure Stack
11 11 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.90%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.72%) GCP
14 7 (0.63%) NuGet
15 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.54%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.36%) Azure Sentinel
16 4 (0.36%) Power Automate
17 3 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 3 (0.27%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 386 (34.93%) Firewall
2 268 (24.25%) DNS
3 240 (21.72%) DHCP
4 205 (18.55%) VPN
5 204 (18.46%) LAN
6 201 (18.19%) WAN
7 153 (13.85%) TCP/IP
8 135 (12.22%) SAN
9 96 (8.69%) VLAN
10 69 (6.24%) VoIP
11 67 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
12 59 (5.34%) Wireless
13 48 (4.34%) iSCSI
14 45 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (3.35%) Skype
16 36 (3.26%) Fibre Channel
16 36 (3.26%) NAS
17 34 (3.08%) WLAN
18 33 (2.99%) MPLS
19 32 (2.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2019
7 4 (0.36%) Power BI
7 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.27%) MySQL
9 2 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.090%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.090%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.63%) Moq
3 6 (0.54%) JIRA
4 4 (0.36%) Selenium
4 4 (0.36%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.36%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.27%) PHPUnit
5 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.090%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 289 (26.15%) Social Skills
2 101 (9.14%) Finance
3 59 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.25%) Legal
5 45 (4.07%) Public Sector
6 38 (3.44%) Law
7 37 (3.35%) Organisational Skills
8 30 (2.71%) Retail
9 29 (2.62%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.17%) Digital Economy
11 17 (1.54%) Marketing
12 16 (1.45%) Games
13 15 (1.36%) Banking
14 14 (1.27%) Manufacturing
15 12 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
16 10 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
17 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.63%) Investment Banking
19 6 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
20 5 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 242 (21.90%) Analyst
2 233 (21.09%) Support Engineer
3 194 (17.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 192 (17.38%) IT Support
5 126 (11.40%) IT Engineer
6 115 (10.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 111 (10.05%) Service Analyst
8 100 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 100 (9.05%) Support Analyst
9 98 (8.87%) Service Desk Analyst
10 84 (7.60%) IT Support Engineer
11 82 (7.42%) IT Analyst
12 78 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
13 61 (5.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 60 (5.43%) IT Support Analyst
15 59 (5.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 46 (4.16%) 1st Line Support
16 46 (4.16%) Administrator
16 46 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
17 44 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.99%) .NET
2 16 (1.45%) .NET Core
3 10 (0.90%) Web Services
4 9 (0.81%) CSS
4 9 (0.81%) HTML
4 9 (0.81%) LDAP
5 8 (0.72%) ARM Templates
6 7 (0.63%) jQuery
7 6 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.54%) WSH
8 5 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.36%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.36%) CSS3
9 4 (0.36%) Kendo UI
9 4 (0.36%) RESTful
9 4 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.27%) Middleware
10 3 (0.27%) phpspec
10 3 (0.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 90 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (6.52%) Driving Licence
4 51 (4.62%) Replication
5 47 (4.25%) Clustering
6 42 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 41 (3.71%) PKI
8 30 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 26 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
10 21 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.54%) iPhone
12 15 (1.36%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.09%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.72%) iPad
15 8 (0.72%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.72%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
17 6 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
17 6 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 899 (81.36%) Windows
2 659 (59.64%) Windows Server
3 343 (31.04%) Windows 10
4 237 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 166 (15.02%) Windows Server 2016
6 155 (14.03%) Windows Server 2019
7 145 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 125 (11.31%) Windows 7
9 120 (10.86%) Linux
10 62 (5.61%) Android
11 48 (4.34%) Windows 8
12 33 (2.99%) Mac OS X
13 32 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (2.53%) Apple iOS
15 26 (2.35%) Ubuntu
16 20 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (1.63%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.90%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.36%) Unix
20 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (20.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 205 (18.55%) ITIL
3 165 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 83 (7.51%) Project Management
6 71 (6.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 63 (5.70%) Migration
8 62 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 59 (5.34%) Mentoring
10 54 (4.89%) Project Delivery
11 52 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (4.25%) Service Management
13 45 (4.07%) Computer Science
14 44 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
14 44 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
15 42 (3.80%) Server Management
16 40 (3.62%) Time Management
17 38 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (3.44%) Patch Management
18 36 (3.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 104 (9.41%) SQL
3 18 (1.63%) C#
3 18 (1.63%) VBScript
4 11 (1.00%) C
5 8 (0.72%) Bash Shell
5 8 (0.72%) PHP
6 7 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.45%) VB
8 4 (0.36%) Perl
8 4 (0.36%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.18%) Python
10 1 (0.090%) Bicep
10 1 (0.090%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (4.71%) Degree
3 52 (4.71%) MCSE
4 51 (4.62%) CCNA
5 40 (3.62%) Security Cleared
6 35 (3.17%) MCSA
7 27 (2.44%) MCITP
8 21 (1.90%) MCP
9 20 (1.81%) DBS Check
10 18 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (1.54%) CCNP
12 13 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (1.00%) SC Cleared
15 9 (0.81%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.54%) CCA
17 6 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (10.59%) SLA
2 48 (4.34%) GDPR
3 27 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (1.18%) QA
6 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) NCSC
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 827 (74.84%) Active Directory
2 308 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (25.52%) Hyper-V
4 102 (9.23%) vSphere
5 73 (6.61%) XenApp
6 70 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (5.16%) XenDesktop
8 55 (4.98%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
10 24 (2.17%) Terminal Server
11 17 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (1.36%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.90%) Docker
14 10 (0.90%) NFS
15 7 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.54%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.45%) Firmware
17 5 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 143 (12.94%) SCCM
2 104 (9.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (4.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 27 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 26 (2.35%) SCOM
5 26 (2.35%) WSUS
6 22 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (1.63%) vCenter Server
8 16 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 16 (1.45%) Terraform
9 11 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (1.00%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.81%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
11 7 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.54%) Puppet
12 6 (0.54%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.45%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 918 (83.08%) Microsoft
2 479 (43.35%) VMware
3 221 (20.00%) Cisco
4 198 (17.92%) Citrix
5 84 (7.60%) Veeam
6 81 (7.33%) Apple
7 67 (6.06%) HP
8 66 (5.97%) Dell
9 61 (5.52%) Sophos
10 55 (4.98%) NetApp
11 36 (3.26%) SonicWALL
12 27 (2.44%) iManage
13 25 (2.26%) Meraki
14 22 (1.99%) ServiceNow
15 21 (1.90%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.90%) Veritas
16 19 (1.72%) 3PAR
16 19 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
16 19 (1.72%) EMC
17 18 (1.63%) Juniper