Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 335 239 187
Rank change year-on-year -96 -52 -4
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 1,097 928 2,759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.35% 1.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.01% 9.50% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 949 805 2,422
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,350 £23,000
25th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,810 £40,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.48% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £64,800 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 15,641 9,764 21,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 14.23% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,312 7,781 17,118
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

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 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for MS Exchange in the UK

MS Exchange
Top 17 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 30 July 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 -83 1,032 £39,810 -0.48% 265
UK excluding London -35 819 £36,000 +2.86% 229
London -163 253 £50,000 -4.76% 48
South East -36 252 £32,500 -18.75% 52
Midlands -16 179 £39,810 +22.49% 34
North of England -51 166 £37,500 +7.14% 78
Work from Home -159 135 £45,000 -21.74% 30
West Midlands -64 104 £45,000 +50.00% 24
East of England -15 96 £41,000 +18.84% 24
North West -33 90 £42,500 +8.97% 39
South West -54 77 £35,000 +2.94% 29
East Midlands +13 75 £28,000 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire -57 60 £36,500 +2.82% 26
Scotland -51 38 £31,250 -10.71% 8
North East -28 16 £29,500 -10.61% 13
Wales -37 10 £40,750 +7.24% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 937 (85.41%) Microsoft
2 865 (78.85%) Windows
3 816 (74.38%) Active Directory
4 750 (68.37%) Microsoft 365
5 657 (59.89%) Windows Server
6 509 (46.40%) Azure
7 504 (45.94%) VMware
8 384 (35.00%) Firewall
9 307 (27.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 296 (26.98%) PowerShell
11 291 (26.53%) Windows 10
12 287 (26.16%) Social Skills
13 285 (25.98%) DNS
14 279 (25.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 268 (24.43%) Hyper-V
16 256 (23.34%) DHCP
17 250 (22.79%) Citrix
18 230 (20.97%) WAN
19 226 (20.60%) Microsoft Office
20 222 (20.24%) LAN
21 214 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
22 210 (19.14%) SharePoint
23 209 (19.05%) Cisco
24 189 (17.23%) VPN
25 175 (15.95%) ITIL
26 165 (15.04%) Windows Server 2016
26 165 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
27 160 (14.59%) Windows Server 2019
28 156 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
29 154 (14.04%) 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
1 210 (19.14%) SharePoint
2 156 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 134 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 42 (3.83%) Skype for Business
6 37 (3.37%) IIS
7 22 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.46%) Confluence
11 3 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.18%) Apache
12 2 (0.18%) WordPress
13 1 (0.091%) JBoss
13 1 (0.091%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.091%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 226 (20.60%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) Sage 200
2 5 (0.46%) Relativity
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.27%) Magento
3 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.27%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.18%) assyst
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 750 (68.37%) Microsoft 365
2 509 (46.40%) Azure
3 137 (12.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 109 (9.94%) AWS
5 70 (6.38%) OneDrive
6 53 (4.83%) IaaS
7 47 (4.28%) Mimecast
8 32 (2.92%) PaaS
9 29 (2.64%) SaaS
10 20 (1.82%) Power Platform
11 14 (1.28%) GCP
12 13 (1.19%) PowerApps
13 10 (0.91%) Azure Stack
14 9 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 8 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.55%) Azure App Service
16 6 (0.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 6 (0.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 6 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.55%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 384 (35.00%) Firewall
2 285 (25.98%) DNS
3 256 (23.34%) DHCP
4 230 (20.97%) WAN
5 222 (20.24%) LAN
6 189 (17.23%) VPN
7 154 (14.04%) SAN
7 154 (14.04%) TCP/IP
8 100 (9.12%) VLAN
9 78 (7.11%) VoIP
10 59 (5.38%) iSCSI
11 56 (5.10%) Remote Desktop
12 53 (4.83%) Skype
13 52 (4.74%) NAS
14 51 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
14 51 (4.65%) WLAN
15 50 (4.56%) Wireless
16 35 (3.19%) Internet
17 32 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (2.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.64%) Power BI
6 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.27%) MS Access
10 2 (0.18%) MySQL
10 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.091%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (0.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.36%) Moq
2 4 (0.36%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.18%) PHPUnit
3 2 (0.18%) Selenium
3 2 (0.18%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.091%) JIRA
4 1 (0.091%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.091%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 287 (26.16%) Social Skills
2 121 (11.03%) Finance
3 67 (6.11%) Legal
4 57 (5.20%) Organisational Skills
5 56 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (4.28%) Law
7 43 (3.92%) Public Sector
8 25 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.73%) Banking
9 19 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (1.28%) Digital Economy
11 14 (1.28%) Retail
12 13 (1.19%) Marketing
13 8 (0.73%) Electronics
13 8 (0.73%) Games
14 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.55%) Local Government
15 6 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 235 (21.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 234 (21.33%) Support Engineer
3 176 (16.04%) Analyst
4 166 (15.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 150 (13.67%) IT Support
6 118 (10.76%) IT Engineer
7 93 (8.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 91 (8.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 85 (7.75%) Support Analyst
10 76 (6.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 68 (6.20%) Administrator
12 65 (5.93%) Service Analyst
13 64 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 64 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
14 63 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
15 62 (5.65%) IT Analyst
16 61 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
17 52 (4.74%) IT Support Analyst
18 49 (4.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 45 (4.10%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.37%) .NET
2 12 (1.09%) .NET Core
3 9 (0.82%) 802.1X
3 9 (0.82%) CSS
3 9 (0.82%) HTML
3 9 (0.82%) LDAP
4 7 (0.64%) JSON
5 6 (0.55%) jQuery
5 6 (0.55%) Web Services
5 6 (0.55%) WSH
6 5 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.36%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.36%) CSS3
7 4 (0.36%) Kendo UI
7 4 (0.36%) Middleware
7 4 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.18%) COM
8 2 (0.18%) phpspec
8 2 (0.18%) REST
8 2 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (5.20%) Clustering
4 50 (4.56%) Driving Licence
5 47 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.83%) PKI
7 28 (2.55%) Replication
8 27 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (2.10%) iPhone
11 21 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.28%) User Experience
13 13 (1.19%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.19%) iPad
13 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Licensing
14 11 (1.00%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.91%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.55%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.55%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 865 (78.85%) Windows
2 657 (59.89%) Windows Server
3 291 (26.53%) Windows 10
4 214 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 165 (15.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 160 (14.59%) Windows Server 2019
7 109 (9.94%) Linux
7 109 (9.94%) Windows 7
8 84 (7.66%) Android
9 43 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (3.28%) Windows 8
11 34 (3.10%) Apple iOS
12 29 (2.64%) Ubuntu
13 21 (1.91%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (1.19%) Windows XP
16 11 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.46%) Unix
18 3 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (25.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 175 (15.95%) ITIL
3 131 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (9.02%) Project Management
5 79 (7.20%) Migration
6 78 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 73 (6.65%) Mentoring
8 72 (6.56%) Project Delivery
9 55 (5.01%) Service Delivery
10 51 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
11 43 (3.92%) Problem Management
12 42 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (3.74%) Presales
13 41 (3.74%) Server Management
14 38 (3.46%) Computer Science
14 38 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
15 37 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
15 37 (3.37%) Patch Management
16 35 (3.19%) Service Management
16 35 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (26.98%) PowerShell
2 103 (9.39%) SQL
3 19 (1.73%) C
3 19 (1.73%) VBScript
4 14 (1.28%) C#
5 8 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
6 7 (0.64%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.46%) PHP
7 5 (0.46%) Python
7 5 (0.46%) VB
8 4 (0.36%) Ruby
8 4 (0.36%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.27%) Java
10 2 (0.18%) Groovy
11 1 (0.091%) C++
11 1 (0.091%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (5.38%) MCSE
3 51 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (4.28%) CCNA
5 44 (4.01%) Security Cleared
6 34 (3.10%) Degree
7 29 (2.64%) MCSA
8 25 (2.28%) MCITP
8 25 (2.28%) MCP
9 19 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.28%) A+ Certification
12 12 (1.09%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.00%) CCNP
14 9 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.82%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.46%) CCA
16 5 (0.46%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (9.12%) SLA
2 29 (2.64%) GDPR
3 28 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.73%) QA
6 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.27%) PMO
8 1 (0.091%) NIST
8 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 816 (74.38%) Active Directory
2 307 (27.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (24.43%) Hyper-V
4 91 (8.30%) vSphere
5 89 (8.11%) XenApp
6 84 (7.66%) VMware ESXi
7 81 (7.38%) XenDesktop
8 51 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
9 48 (4.38%) Terminal Server
10 35 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 11 (1.00%) BitLocker
13 11 (1.00%) Docker
13 11 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.91%) NFS
15 8 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (0.73%) Firmware
16 7 (0.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 148 (13.49%) SCCM
2 120 (10.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 67 (6.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 31 (2.83%) vCenter Server
5 29 (2.64%) SCOM
6 26 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (2.10%) Backup Exec
8 18 (1.64%) Terraform
9 17 (1.55%) WSUS
10 16 (1.46%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (1.09%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.73%) Ansible
12 8 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.64%) Puppet
13 7 (0.64%) ServiceCenter
14 6 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 937 (85.41%) Microsoft
2 504 (45.94%) VMware
3 250 (22.79%) Citrix
4 209 (19.05%) Cisco
5 71 (6.47%) Sophos
6 69 (6.29%) Veeam
7 67 (6.11%) HP
8 62 (5.65%) NetApp
9 61 (5.56%) Apple
10 57 (5.20%) Dell
11 33 (3.01%) Symantec
12 27 (2.46%) Meraki
13 26 (2.37%) EMC
14 25 (2.28%) SonicWALL
15 21 (1.91%) Google
16 19 (1.73%) McAfee
17 17 (1.55%) iManage
17 17 (1.55%) Polycom
17 17 (1.55%) Sage
18 15 (1.37%) ServiceNow