Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 266 192 179
Rank change year-on-year -74 -13 -10
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 893 2,189 2,871
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.78% 1.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 12.16% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 865 1,980 2,740
Median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £23,600 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year - -2.99% +6.35%

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 10,095 18,001 23,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.68% 14.67% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,000 14,624 18,848
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +3.61%

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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 16 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 24 February 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 -61 819 £36,375 +3.93% 183
UK excluding London -55 628 £32,500 - 149
South East 0 234 £30,000 -7.69% 38
London -65 219 £50,000 +17.65% 43
Work from Home +3 142 £40,000 -42.86% 22
North of England -29 135 £32,500 +12.07% 55
Midlands -84 79 £37,125 +14.23% 17
East of England +19 77 £40,000 +14.29% 13
South West -27 72 £32,250 -0.77% 18
North West -7 71 £45,000 +55.17% 30
West Midlands -78 49 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Yorkshire -20 48 £30,000 -7.69% 22
East Midlands -3 29 £37,125 +16.93% 4
Scotland +19 28 £30,000 +7.14% 5
North East +16 16 £31,398 +20.76% 3
Wales -10 3 £51,788 +29.47% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 747 (83.65%) Microsoft
2 699 (78.28%) Windows
3 661 (74.02%) Active Directory
4 595 (66.63%) Microsoft 365
5 458 (51.29%) Windows Server
6 431 (48.26%) VMware
7 382 (42.78%) Azure
8 283 (31.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 271 (30.35%) Firewall
10 251 (28.11%) DNS
11 240 (26.88%) Windows 10
12 210 (23.52%) Hyper-V
13 203 (22.73%) SharePoint
14 201 (22.51%) DHCP
15 198 (22.17%) Citrix
16 192 (21.50%) Microsoft Office
17 190 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 177 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
19 172 (19.26%) WAN
20 164 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
21 152 (17.02%) Cisco
21 152 (17.02%) PowerShell
22 151 (16.91%) ITIL
23 150 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
24 149 (16.69%) LAN
25 145 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2010
26 136 (15.23%) TCP/IP
27 134 (15.01%) Windows Server 2016
28 130 (14.56%) SCCM
29 121 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 203 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 145 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 121 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 53 (5.94%) Skype for Business
5 52 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (1.23%) IIS
8 11 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.12%) Confluence
9 10 (1.12%) IBM Domino
10 8 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.67%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.11%) Apache
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.11%) SAS
14 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 192 (21.50%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) Quorum
3 5 (0.56%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 595 (66.63%) Microsoft 365
2 382 (42.78%) Azure
3 86 (9.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 82 (9.18%) AWS
5 42 (4.70%) OneDrive
6 37 (4.14%) Mimecast
7 32 (3.58%) IaaS
8 15 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.46%) PaaS
9 13 (1.46%) SaaS
10 9 (1.01%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.67%) Yammer
12 3 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.34%) GCP
13 2 (0.22%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.11%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 271 (30.35%) Firewall
2 251 (28.11%) DNS
3 201 (22.51%) DHCP
4 172 (19.26%) WAN
5 149 (16.69%) LAN
6 136 (15.23%) TCP/IP
7 120 (13.44%) VPN
8 114 (12.77%) VoIP
9 80 (8.96%) VLAN
10 78 (8.73%) SAN
11 69 (7.73%) Skype
12 37 (4.14%) Unified Communications
13 31 (3.47%) NetScaler
14 28 (3.14%) iSCSI
15 27 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
15 27 (3.02%) Wireless
16 24 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (2.46%) Internet
17 22 (2.46%) IP Telephony
18 21 (2.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (0.56%) MySQL
8 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.45%) Power BI
9 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.23%) JIRA
2 8 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 81 (9.07%) Finance
2 37 (4.14%) Law
3 25 (2.80%) Digital Economy
4 24 (2.69%) Legal
5 18 (2.02%) Public Sector
6 17 (1.90%) Banking
7 14 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.46%) Electronics
9 11 (1.23%) Local Government
9 11 (1.23%) Marketing
10 10 (1.12%) Games
10 10 (1.12%) German Language
11 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.67%) Back Office
14 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.56%) Social Housing
15 4 (0.45%) Billing
15 4 (0.45%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 174 (19.48%) Support Engineer
2 172 (19.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 151 (16.91%) IT Engineer
4 145 (16.24%) Analyst
5 129 (14.45%) IT Support
6 94 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 76 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 69 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 67 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
10 62 (6.94%) Service Analyst
11 58 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
11 58 (6.49%) Support Analyst
12 54 (6.05%) IT Analyst
13 46 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 45 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
15 42 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 40 (4.48%) Administrator
17 39 (4.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 38 (4.26%) Consultant
18 38 (4.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.12%) COM
2 8 (0.90%) Web Services
3 6 (0.67%) JSON
3 6 (0.67%) LDAP
4 5 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.45%) .NET
6 3 (0.34%) HTML
6 3 (0.34%) Node.js
7 2 (0.22%) CSS
7 2 (0.22%) Laravel
7 2 (0.22%) WSH
8 1 (0.11%) OAuth
8 1 (0.11%) ODBC
8 1 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.59%) Clustering
3 40 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.92%) Driving Licence
6 28 (3.14%) Replication
7 21 (2.35%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.57%) User Experience
9 13 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.12%) PKI
13 9 (1.01%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.90%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Licensing
16 5 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 699 (78.28%) Windows
2 458 (51.29%) Windows Server
3 240 (26.88%) Windows 10
4 177 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 164 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (15.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 102 (11.42%) Windows 7
8 80 (8.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 78 (8.73%) Linux
10 51 (5.71%) Android
11 34 (3.81%) Windows 8
12 25 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (2.69%) Mac OS X
14 20 (2.24%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 10 (1.12%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.01%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.56%) CentOS
20 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 151 (16.91%) ITIL
3 107 (11.98%) Migration
4 89 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 52 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 50 (5.60%) Project Management
8 43 (4.82%) Mentoring
8 43 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 43 (4.82%) Service Management
9 35 (3.92%) Incident Management
10 32 (3.58%) Cybersecurity
11 29 (3.25%) ITIL V3
11 29 (3.25%) Project Delivery
12 28 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
12 28 (3.14%) Time Management
13 27 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
14 26 (2.91%) IT Strategy
15 24 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 152 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 100 (11.20%) SQL
3 20 (2.24%) C
4 13 (1.46%) C++
5 10 (1.12%) Java
6 9 (1.01%) Python
7 6 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.67%) VBScript
8 3 (0.34%) PHP
8 3 (0.34%) Ruby
9 2 (0.22%) VB
9 2 (0.22%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 150 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (10.08%) MCSE
3 52 (5.82%) CCNA
3 52 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (5.49%) Degree
5 46 (5.15%) MCP
6 42 (4.70%) Security Cleared
7 41 (4.59%) MCSA
8 36 (4.03%) MCITP
9 30 (3.36%) SC Cleared
10 24 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.46%) A+ Certification
13 11 (1.23%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 9 (1.01%) MOS
14 9 (1.01%) SSCP
15 8 (0.90%) DBS Check
15 8 (0.90%) MCTS
16 5 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.06%) SLA
2 41 (4.59%) GDPR
3 16 (1.79%) QA
4 5 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 661 (74.02%) Active Directory
2 283 (31.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (23.52%) Hyper-V
4 76 (8.51%) XenApp
5 72 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
6 65 (7.28%) vSphere
7 64 (7.17%) XenDesktop
8 39 (4.37%) Virtual Servers
9 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 23 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (2.24%) VMware NSX
12 18 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (1.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (1.57%) Docker
15 12 (1.34%) BitLocker
16 11 (1.23%) Terminal Server
17 8 (0.90%) NFS
17 8 (0.90%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 130 (14.56%) SCCM
2 96 (10.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 22 (2.46%) WSUS
5 21 (2.35%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (1.57%) SCOM
8 12 (1.34%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (1.12%) Terraform
10 9 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.67%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.67%) PaperCut
11 6 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.45%) Ansible
12 4 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.45%) Puppet
12 4 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 747 (83.65%) Microsoft
2 431 (48.26%) VMware
3 198 (22.17%) Citrix
4 152 (17.02%) Cisco
5 64 (7.17%) Veeam
6 63 (7.05%) Apple
7 58 (6.49%) Sophos
8 38 (4.26%) Dell
8 38 (4.26%) Symantec
9 36 (4.03%) HP
10 31 (3.47%) Avaya
10 31 (3.47%) NetApp
11 20 (2.24%) EMC
11 20 (2.24%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.90%) McAfee
12 17 (1.90%) SonicWALL
13 15 (1.68%) IBM
14 13 (1.46%) Meraki
15 12 (1.34%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.01%) Sage