Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 220 190
Rank change year-on-year -65 -30 -3
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 1,031 1,542 2,727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.58% 1.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.42% 11.00% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 860 1,346 2,428
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £28,000 £26,500 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £49,250 £49,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +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 12,249 14,014 22,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.53% 14.39% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9,059 11,213 17,544
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,606 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.20% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,375 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -54 967 £38,000 +8.57% 161
UK excluding London -32 761 £35,000 +7.69% 131
South East +24 263 £31,250 -10.71% 28
London -104 236 £48,000 +1.05% 37
Work from Home -60 156 £41,500 -33.60% 20
North of England -67 152 £32,750 -2.24% 32
Midlands -43 137 £40,000 +29.03% 34
East of England -1 93 £45,000 +30.43% 13
West Midlands -59 87 £47,500 +52.00% 17
South West -28 81 £33,500 +11.67% 18
North West -31 73 £45,000 +19.21% 16
Yorkshire -29 61 £31,000 -17.33% 14
East Midlands +8 49 £35,000 +15.70% 16
Scotland -13 27 £25,000 -9.09% 4
North East -18 18 £28,250 -8.00% 2
Wales -8 8 £45,000 +9.09% 3

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 857 (83.12%) Microsoft
2 836 (81.09%) Windows
3 755 (73.23%) Active Directory
4 693 (67.22%) Microsoft 365
5 584 (56.64%) Windows Server
6 521 (50.53%) VMware
7 470 (45.59%) Azure
8 341 (33.07%) Firewall
9 335 (32.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 268 (25.99%) DNS
10 268 (25.99%) Windows 10
11 260 (25.22%) PowerShell
12 258 (25.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 255 (24.73%) Social Skills
14 247 (23.96%) Citrix
15 242 (23.47%) Hyper-V
16 223 (21.63%) DHCP
17 219 (21.24%) SharePoint
18 216 (20.95%) Microsoft Office
19 198 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 196 (19.01%) WAN
21 189 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
22 175 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
23 174 (16.88%) LAN
23 174 (16.88%) Cisco
24 164 (15.91%) VPN
25 156 (15.13%) ITIL
26 149 (14.45%) Windows Server 2016
27 148 (14.35%) SCCM
27 148 (14.35%) TCP/IP

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
1 219 (21.24%) SharePoint
2 175 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 120 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 51 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 41 (3.98%) Skype for Business
6 30 (2.91%) IIS
7 25 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.78%) Confluence
11 6 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.29%) WordPress
13 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.097%) Apache
14 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.097%) JBoss
14 1 (0.097%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 216 (20.95%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.97%) Sage 200
2 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.19%) assyst
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) Relativity
4 2 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.19%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.097%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.097%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 693 (67.22%) Microsoft 365
2 470 (45.59%) Azure
3 113 (10.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 100 (9.70%) AWS
5 54 (5.24%) OneDrive
6 49 (4.75%) Mimecast
7 39 (3.78%) IaaS
8 21 (2.04%) PaaS
9 17 (1.65%) SaaS
10 16 (1.55%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.07%) GCP
12 10 (0.97%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.58%) Azure App Service
13 6 (0.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (0.58%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 4 (0.39%) Google Workspace
14 4 (0.39%) Power Automate
15 3 (0.29%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 341 (33.07%) Firewall
2 268 (25.99%) DNS
3 223 (21.63%) DHCP
4 196 (19.01%) WAN
5 174 (16.88%) LAN
6 164 (15.91%) VPN
7 148 (14.35%) TCP/IP
8 122 (11.83%) SAN
9 104 (10.09%) VoIP
10 91 (8.83%) VLAN
11 59 (5.72%) Skype
12 54 (5.24%) iSCSI
13 42 (4.07%) Wireless
14 40 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
15 39 (3.78%) NAS
15 39 (3.78%) WLAN
16 35 (3.39%) Fibre Channel
17 24 (2.33%) Internet
17 24 (2.33%) Unified Communications
17 24 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.48%) Power BI
7 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.39%) MySQL
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.19%) MS Access
10 2 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.097%) Redis
11 1 (0.097%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.097%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.19%) JIRA
4 1 (0.097%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.097%) SonarQube
General
1 255 (24.73%) Social Skills
2 112 (10.86%) Finance
3 48 (4.66%) Law
4 47 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.56%) Legal
5 43 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
6 28 (2.72%) Digital Economy
7 22 (2.13%) Banking
7 22 (2.13%) Public Sector
8 16 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.16%) Local Government
11 11 (1.07%) Electronics
11 11 (1.07%) Marketing
11 11 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
12 10 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (0.97%) Games
13 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.48%) Advertising
14 5 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 225 (21.82%) Support Engineer
2 222 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 163 (15.81%) Analyst
4 151 (14.65%) IT Support
5 139 (13.48%) IT Engineer
6 136 (13.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 93 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 88 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 79 (7.66%) IT Support Engineer
10 74 (7.18%) Support Analyst
11 64 (6.21%) Service Analyst
12 62 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 62 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
13 59 (5.72%) IT Analyst
14 58 (5.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 58 (5.63%) Administrator
15 50 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
16 49 (4.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 45 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
18 44 (4.27%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.16%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.97%) COM
2 10 (0.97%) LDAP
3 7 (0.68%) JSON
3 7 (0.68%) Web Services
4 4 (0.39%) .NET
4 4 (0.39%) HTML
4 4 (0.39%) WSH
5 3 (0.29%) CSS
5 3 (0.29%) Node.js
6 1 (0.097%) Laravel
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Graph
6 1 (0.097%) Middleware
6 1 (0.097%) OAuth
6 1 (0.097%) Spring
6 1 (0.097%) XMPP
6 1 (0.097%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 50 (4.85%) Clustering
3 43 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 27 (2.62%) Replication
7 18 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (1.75%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.75%) PKI
8 16 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.26%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.26%) iPhone
9 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Licensing
10 12 (1.16%) User Experience
11 10 (0.97%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.87%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.78%) iPad
14 6 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 836 (81.09%) Windows
2 584 (56.64%) Windows Server
3 268 (25.99%) Windows 10
4 198 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 189 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (14.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 118 (11.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 107 (10.38%) Windows 7
9 102 (9.89%) Linux
10 70 (6.79%) Android
11 37 (3.59%) Windows 8
11 37 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (2.52%) Mac OS X
13 24 (2.33%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 15 (1.45%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.87%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.48%) CentOS
18 5 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (25.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 156 (15.13%) ITIL
3 121 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (8.92%) Migration
5 81 (7.86%) Project Management
6 74 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 60 (5.82%) Mentoring
8 58 (5.63%) Project Delivery
9 49 (4.75%) Service Delivery
10 42 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 41 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (3.30%) Service Management
12 34 (3.30%) Time Management
13 33 (3.20%) Mobile Device Management
13 33 (3.20%) Problem Management
14 30 (2.91%) Presales
15 29 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (2.72%) CRM
16 28 (2.72%) Kalman Filter
17 27 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 260 (25.22%) PowerShell
2 105 (10.18%) SQL
3 24 (2.33%) C
4 11 (1.07%) VBScript
5 10 (0.97%) Python
6 8 (0.78%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.48%) C++
8 5 (0.48%) Java
8 5 (0.48%) Ruby
9 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.19%) Groovy
10 2 (0.19%) PHP
10 2 (0.19%) VB
11 1 (0.097%) C#
11 1 (0.097%) Perl
11 1 (0.097%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (13.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (7.86%) MCSE
3 52 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (4.85%) CCNA
5 48 (4.66%) Security Cleared
6 44 (4.27%) Degree
7 36 (3.49%) MCSA
8 32 (3.10%) MCP
9 31 (3.01%) MCITP
10 23 (2.23%) SC Cleared
11 20 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (1.55%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.36%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.87%) MOS
16 7 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
18 5 (0.48%) MCTS
19 4 (0.39%) CCENT
19 4 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.18%) SLA
2 44 (4.27%) GDPR
3 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (0.78%) QA
5 6 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.097%) GRC
8 1 (0.097%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.097%) NIST
System Software
1 755 (73.23%) Active Directory
2 335 (32.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (23.47%) Hyper-V
4 95 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
5 90 (8.73%) XenApp
6 88 (8.54%) XenDesktop
7 77 (7.47%) vSphere
8 44 (4.27%) Virtual Servers
9 35 (3.39%) Terminal Server
10 29 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (1.84%) VMware NSX
13 18 (1.75%) BitLocker
14 15 (1.45%) NFS
14 15 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.16%) Terminal Services
15 12 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.97%) Firmware
17 8 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 148 (14.35%) SCCM
2 122 (11.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (2.91%) SCOM
4 28 (2.72%) Backup Exec
4 28 (2.72%) vCenter Server
5 26 (2.52%) WSUS
6 21 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.16%) FortiGate
10 10 (0.97%) Terraform
11 7 (0.68%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.58%) Ansible
12 6 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
12 6 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.48%) PaperCut
13 5 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 857 (83.12%) Microsoft
2 521 (50.53%) VMware
3 247 (23.96%) Citrix
4 174 (16.88%) Cisco
5 78 (7.57%) Sophos
5 78 (7.57%) Veeam
6 63 (6.11%) Apple
7 53 (5.14%) NetApp
8 51 (4.95%) HP
9 47 (4.56%) Symantec
10 45 (4.36%) Dell
11 26 (2.52%) EMC
11 26 (2.52%) SonicWALL
12 25 (2.42%) Meraki
13 22 (2.13%) McAfee
14 21 (2.04%) Avaya
15 19 (1.84%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.65%) Google
17 16 (1.55%) Sage
18 15 (1.45%) CheckPoint