Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 181 180
Rank change year-on-year -69 -1 -25
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 734 2,626 3,189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.93% 1.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.24% 13.18% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 721 2,353 3,013
Median annual salary £37,000 £34,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.25% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,525 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% +3.17%

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 7,941 19,929 26,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.00% 14.68% 16.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6,602 16,062 21,012
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +7.50%

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020. 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 -65 671 £36,500 +4.66% 138
UK excluding London -59 485 £32,500 -4.41% 117
London -46 213 £48,750 +30.00% 26
South East -4 180 £30,000 -9.09% 34
Work from Home +45 116 £38,625 -22.75% 16
North of England -31 107 £35,000 +9.38% 53
North West -7 58 £45,000 +50.00% 31
South West -27 58 £30,000 -14.29% 5
Midlands -63 56 £36,000 +10.77% 14
East of England +17 54 £37,000 +5.71% 6
Yorkshire -9 37 £30,000 -14.29% 16
West Midlands -59 37 £34,250 +14.17% 6
Scotland +67 27 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands +14 18 £36,375 +2.97% 8
North East +12 12 £32,000 +18.52% 6
Wales -3 3 £31,000 -17.33% 3

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 617 (84.06%) Microsoft
2 595 (81.06%) Windows
3 554 (75.48%) Active Directory
4 509 (69.35%) Office 365
5 388 (52.86%) Windows Server
6 341 (46.46%) VMware
7 323 (44.01%) Azure
8 233 (31.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 210 (28.61%) Firewall
10 207 (28.20%) Windows 10
11 192 (26.16%) DNS
12 186 (25.34%) Citrix
13 182 (24.80%) Microsoft Office
14 172 (23.43%) Hyper-V
15 164 (22.34%) DHCP
16 159 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 154 (20.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 154 (20.98%) Cisco
17 154 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
18 139 (18.94%) ITIL
19 133 (18.12%) Windows Server 2016
20 131 (17.85%) Exchange Server 2010
21 127 (17.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 121 (16.49%) SQL Server
23 117 (15.94%) WAN
24 115 (15.67%) SharePoint
25 114 (15.53%) TCP/IP
26 111 (15.12%) LAN
27 107 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
28 105 (14.31%) SCCM

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
1 131 (17.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 115 (15.67%) SharePoint
3 107 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 56 (7.63%) Skype for Business
5 30 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (2.04%) IIS
8 12 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.50%) Confluence
10 10 (1.36%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.82%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 182 (24.80%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.82%) Quorum
3 5 (0.68%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 509 (69.35%) Office 365
2 323 (44.01%) Azure
3 76 (10.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 62 (8.45%) AWS
5 38 (5.18%) IaaS
6 29 (3.95%) OneDrive
7 20 (2.72%) Mimecast
8 15 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.50%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.23%) SaaS
11 8 (1.09%) PaaS
12 6 (0.82%) Yammer
13 3 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.27%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.27%) Slack
15 1 (0.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 1 (0.14%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 210 (28.61%) Firewall
2 192 (26.16%) DNS
3 164 (22.34%) DHCP
4 117 (15.94%) WAN
5 114 (15.53%) TCP/IP
6 111 (15.12%) LAN
7 102 (13.90%) VPN
8 90 (12.26%) VoIP
9 75 (10.22%) Skype
10 69 (9.40%) SAN
11 55 (7.49%) NetScaler
12 50 (6.81%) VLAN
13 35 (4.77%) Unified Communications
14 30 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (3.81%) Wireless
17 22 (3.00%) Network Security
18 20 (2.72%) Internet
19 19 (2.59%) iSCSI
20 18 (2.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.27%) Power BI
10 1 (0.14%) MySQL
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2019
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.91%) JIRA
2 7 (0.95%) Bitbucket
2 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (8.99%) Finance
2 22 (3.00%) Law
3 19 (2.59%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.04%) Banking
5 15 (2.04%) Legal
6 12 (1.63%) Electronics
6 12 (1.63%) Marketing
7 11 (1.50%) Digital Economy
7 11 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.36%) German Language
9 7 (0.95%) Games
9 7 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.82%) Local Government
11 5 (0.68%) Social Housing
12 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.54%) Billing
12 4 (0.54%) Retail
13 3 (0.41%) Back Office
13 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 137 (18.66%) Analyst
1 137 (18.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 137 (18.66%) Support Engineer
2 122 (16.62%) IT Engineer
3 107 (14.58%) IT Support
4 69 (9.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 69 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 57 (7.77%) IT Support Engineer
6 55 (7.49%) Service Analyst
7 51 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 51 (6.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 44 (5.99%) Support Analyst
9 41 (5.59%) Consultant
10 40 (5.45%) IT Analyst
11 38 (5.18%) Windows Engineer
12 36 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 30 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
13 30 (4.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (3.68%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.04%) LDAP
2 4 (0.54%) Web Services
3 2 (0.27%) .NET
3 2 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.14%) COM
4 1 (0.14%) CSS
4 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.14%) Laravel
4 1 (0.14%) Lucene
4 1 (0.14%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.14%) Node.js
4 1 (0.14%) ODBC
4 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.13%) Data Centre
1 45 (6.13%) Management Information System
2 40 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.09%) Clustering
4 25 (3.41%) Driving Licence
5 23 (3.13%) Replication
6 21 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.72%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.50%) User Experience
9 9 (1.23%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.23%) Blog
10 8 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.82%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.82%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.68%) Life Science
13 5 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 595 (81.06%) Windows
2 388 (52.86%) Windows Server
3 207 (28.20%) Windows 10
4 159 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 154 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (18.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 85 (11.58%) Windows 7
8 61 (8.31%) Linux
9 59 (8.04%) Windows Server 2019
10 34 (4.63%) Android
11 25 (3.41%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.04%) Mac OS
13 15 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (1.91%) CentOS
15 9 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.95%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.82%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (20.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 139 (18.94%) ITIL
3 90 (12.26%) Migration
4 80 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 52 (7.08%) Service Delivery
7 45 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 43 (5.86%) Incident Management
9 38 (5.18%) Service Management
10 34 (4.63%) Project Management
11 28 (3.81%) Mentoring
12 25 (3.41%) Computer Science
13 24 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (3.13%) IT Strategy
14 23 (3.13%) ITIL V3
15 22 (3.00%) Project Delivery
16 21 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
16 21 (2.86%) Problem Management
16 21 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 97 (13.22%) PowerShell
2 78 (10.63%) SQL
3 11 (1.50%) C++
3 11 (1.50%) Java
4 10 (1.36%) C
5 5 (0.68%) Python
6 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.41%) VBScript
7 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.27%) PHP
7 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) Perl
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (17.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (10.22%) MCSE
3 41 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (5.59%) Degree
4 40 (5.45%) MCSA
5 39 (5.31%) CCNA
5 39 (5.31%) MCP
6 34 (4.63%) Security Cleared
7 31 (4.22%) SC Cleared
8 17 (2.32%) MCITP
9 16 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 9 (1.23%) SSCP
13 8 (1.09%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.09%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.82%) MCDST
15 6 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.54%) SLA
2 23 (3.13%) GDPR
3 11 (1.50%) QA
4 6 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.27%) BS25999
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 554 (75.48%) Active Directory
2 233 (31.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (23.43%) Hyper-V
4 77 (10.49%) vSphere
5 53 (7.22%) XenApp
6 51 (6.95%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (4.90%) XenDesktop
8 35 (4.77%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (2.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 18 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.23%) BitLocker
12 9 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (1.09%) Docker
14 7 (0.95%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.82%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.68%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.68%) vCloud
17 4 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 105 (14.31%) SCCM
2 56 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 24 (3.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (3.00%) WSUS
6 11 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
7 10 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (1.09%) SCOM
9 7 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.82%) Ansible
10 6 (0.82%) Puppet
10 6 (0.82%) Terraform
11 5 (0.68%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.54%) PaperCut
12 4 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 617 (84.06%) Microsoft
2 341 (46.46%) VMware
3 186 (25.34%) Citrix
4 154 (20.98%) Cisco
5 61 (8.31%) Veeam
6 53 (7.22%) Sophos
7 46 (6.27%) Apple
8 40 (5.45%) HP
9 36 (4.90%) Dell
10 31 (4.22%) Symantec
11 26 (3.54%) NetApp
12 23 (3.13%) Red Hat
13 18 (2.45%) EMC
14 16 (2.18%) Avaya
15 14 (1.91%) MobileIron
16 13 (1.77%) Juniper
17 12 (1.63%) Meraki
17 12 (1.63%) SonicWALL
18 11 (1.50%) SolarWinds
19 10 (1.36%) IBM