Period
to 24 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,703 1,249 1,183
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.56% 16.99% 15.72%
As % of the Vendors category 40.96% 41.34% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,069 2,193 2,114
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,158 3,021 3,177
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.99% 41.09% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,608 2,614 2,703
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £91,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Microsoft trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Microsoft.

Microsoft salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Microsoft
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Microsoft over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, Microsoft job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,056 (62.01%) Azure
2 606 (35.58%) Windows
3 547 (32.12%) SQL
4 501 (29.42%) DevOps
5 439 (25.78%) SQL Server
6 423 (24.84%) Office 365
7 409 (24.02%) Active Directory
8 376 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
9 368 (21.61%) C#
10 356 (20.90%) .NET
11 285 (16.74%) VMware
12 266 (15.62%) Windows Server
13 252 (14.80%) Migration
14 221 (12.98%) JavaScript
15 219 (12.86%) Oracle
16 217 (12.74%) PowerShell
17 212 (12.45%) AWS
18 210 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 206 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
20 195 (11.45%) SharePoint
21 186 (10.92%) Presales
22 184 (10.80%) Infrastructure as Code
23 179 (10.51%) Finance
24 177 (10.39%) Power Platform
25 171 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
26 158 (9.28%) PaaS
26 158 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
27 153 (8.98%) IaaS
28 148 (8.69%) Hyper-V
29 140 (8.22%) Degree

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 195 (11.45%) SharePoint
2 108 (6.34%) MS Exchange
3 65 (3.82%) Skype for Business
4 48 (2.82%) IIS
5 25 (1.47%) Confluence
6 24 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.94%) CMS
9 15 (0.88%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.76%) Apache
12 12 (0.70%) IBM Domino
13 11 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.41%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.35%) EPiServer
18 5 (0.29%) Apache Solr
18 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 113 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.059%) Blender
8 1 (0.059%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.059%) Figma
8 1 (0.059%) InVision
8 1 (0.059%) LightWave 3D
8 1 (0.059%) Marvel
8 1 (0.059%) Maya
8 1 (0.059%) Sketch
8 1 (0.059%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.059%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 67 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.88%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.47%) iTrent
4 8 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
4 8 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.35%) Maximo
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.059%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.059%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,056 (62.01%) Azure
2 423 (24.84%) Office 365
3 212 (12.45%) AWS
4 177 (10.39%) Power Platform
5 158 (9.28%) PaaS
6 153 (8.98%) IaaS
7 138 (8.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 107 (6.28%) SaaS
9 78 (4.58%) Dynamics 365
10 53 (3.11%) OneDrive
11 45 (2.64%) Serverless
12 44 (2.58%) GCP
13 41 (2.41%) Power Automate
13 41 (2.41%) PowerApps
14 35 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
15 34 (2.00%) Azure Functions
15 34 (2.00%) Logic Apps
16 26 (1.53%) Slack
17 22 (1.29%) GitHub
18 19 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.34%) Firewall
2 118 (6.93%) DNS
3 75 (4.40%) DHCP
4 74 (4.35%) VPN
5 73 (4.29%) SAN
5 73 (4.29%) Skype
6 57 (3.35%) Unified Communications
7 56 (3.29%) WAN
8 53 (3.11%) LAN
9 51 (2.99%) Network Security
10 43 (2.52%) TCP/IP
11 41 (2.41%) VoIP
12 34 (2.00%) Internet
13 31 (1.82%) VLAN
14 21 (1.23%) PBX
15 18 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (0.88%) NetScaler
18 10 (0.59%) WebEx
18 10 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (25.78%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.99%) Power BI
3 92 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
5 81 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 70 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 56 (3.29%) NoSQL
8 41 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (2.11%) Data Lake
11 29 (1.70%) Big Data
12 27 (1.59%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 24 (1.41%) Relational Database
15 22 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
16 21 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (1.12%) MySQL
18 16 (0.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 15 (0.88%) Tableau
20 14 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 109 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 76 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (3.99%) Visual Studio
4 53 (3.11%) JIRA
5 51 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 40 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 40 (2.35%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 16 (0.94%) Selenium
10 15 (0.88%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.88%) NUnit
11 9 (0.53%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.47%) JUnit
13 7 (0.41%) GitLab
13 7 (0.41%) Maven
13 7 (0.41%) Postman
14 5 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.29%) Subversion
15 4 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 179 (10.51%) Finance
2 78 (4.58%) Marketing
3 63 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 37 (2.17%) Law
5 31 (1.82%) Games
6 24 (1.41%) Back Office
6 24 (1.41%) Retail
7 21 (1.23%) Legal
8 20 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.00%) Publishing
11 15 (0.88%) Banking
12 13 (0.76%) German Language
13 9 (0.53%) Electronics
14 8 (0.47%) Local Government
14 8 (0.47%) Social Housing
15 7 (0.41%) Billing
15 7 (0.41%) Military
16 6 (0.35%) Welsh Language
17 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 395 (23.19%) Developer
2 202 (11.86%) Azure Engineer
3 186 (10.92%) Consultant
4 154 (9.04%) Analyst
5 150 (8.81%) Architect
6 132 (7.75%) Platform Engineer
7 110 (6.46%) .NET Developer
8 91 (5.34%) Senior Developer
9 88 (5.17%) C# Developer
10 78 (4.58%) Software Developer
11 73 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 71 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
13 65 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
15 59 (3.46%) Azure Consultant
16 57 (3.35%) Azure Architect
17 50 (2.94%) Azure Developer
18 47 (2.76%) Support Analyst
18 47 (2.76%) Support Engineer
19 43 (2.52%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (20.90%) .NET
2 131 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 130 (7.63%) CSS
4 129 (7.57%) React
5 122 (7.16%) AngularJS
6 114 (6.69%) HTML
7 106 (6.22%) .NET Core
8 102 (5.99%) .NET Framework
9 86 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 78 (4.58%) Web Services
11 72 (4.23%) RESTful
12 68 (3.99%) jQuery
13 64 (3.76%) REST
14 52 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (2.70%) HTML5
16 43 (2.52%) ASP.NET Core
16 43 (2.52%) Entity Framework
17 38 (2.23%) Vue.js
18 33 (1.94%) CSS3
18 33 (1.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.81%) Public Cloud
3 77 (4.52%) Data Centre
4 70 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 64 (3.76%) User Experience
6 47 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 35 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.41%) Clustering
13 21 (1.23%) Cloud Native
14 20 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.06%) PKI
16 16 (0.94%) Internet of Things
17 15 (0.88%) Client/Server
18 13 (0.76%) N-Tier
19 11 (0.65%) Driving Licence
20 10 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 606 (35.58%) Windows
2 266 (15.62%) Windows Server
3 116 (6.81%) Linux
4 107 (6.28%) Windows 10
5 58 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.17%) Unix
10 18 (1.06%) Android
10 18 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.82%) VMS
12 10 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.41%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.35%) CentOS
14 6 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (29.42%) DevOps
2 376 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (14.80%) Migration
4 206 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
5 186 (10.92%) Presales
6 184 (10.80%) Infrastructure as Code
7 158 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
8 138 (8.10%) Data Security
9 132 (7.75%) ITIL
9 132 (7.75%) MVC
10 127 (7.46%) Scrum
11 114 (6.69%) Microservices
12 110 (6.46%) Analytics
13 106 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 91 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
15 88 (5.17%) Project Management
16 86 (5.05%) CRM
17 84 (4.93%) TDD
18 71 (4.17%) Web Development
19 70 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 547 (32.12%) SQL
2 368 (21.61%) C#
3 221 (12.98%) JavaScript
4 217 (12.74%) PowerShell
5 108 (6.34%) T-SQL
6 73 (4.29%) Python
7 48 (2.82%) Java
8 39 (2.29%) TypeScript
9 30 (1.76%) PHP
10 24 (1.41%) VB
11 23 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.17%) C++
14 18 (1.06%) C
15 16 (0.94%) F#
16 13 (0.76%) Ruby
17 12 (0.70%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.65%) Go
19 9 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 210 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (8.22%) Degree
3 83 (4.87%) MCSE
4 73 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 66 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 62 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (3.41%) CCNA
8 42 (2.47%) MCP
9 30 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (1.70%) MCSA
11 21 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.94%) CISSP
13 14 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.76%) MCITP
14 13 (0.76%) MCTS
15 11 (0.65%) SSCP
16 10 (0.59%) A+ Certification
16 10 (0.59%) NCDA
17 9 (0.53%) CCSA
17 9 (0.53%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.17%) SLA
2 45 (2.64%) QA
3 31 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.41%) GDPR
6 20 (1.17%) NIST
7 16 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (0.47%) PMO
10 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.29%) COBIT
11 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.12%) NCSC
13 1 (0.059%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.059%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 409 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 171 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (8.69%) Hyper-V
4 81 (4.76%) Docker
5 23 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (1.29%) XenApp
7 18 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.76%) vSphere
10 8 (0.47%) Firmware
10 8 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.47%) Shibboleth
11 7 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.35%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.29%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (0.18%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 134 (7.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 116 (6.81%) SCCM
3 74 (4.35%) Terraform
4 67 (3.93%) Kubernetes
5 39 (2.29%) Puppet
6 34 (2.00%) Ansible
7 30 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.29%) SCVMM
9 15 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.65%) Rancher
11 10 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (0.53%) SCOM
13 8 (0.47%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.47%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.35%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 285 (16.74%) VMware
2 219 (12.86%) Oracle
3 130 (7.63%) Cisco
4 125 (7.34%) EnterpriseDB
5 114 (6.69%) Citrix
6 50 (2.94%) Veeam
7 43 (2.52%) Google
8 42 (2.47%) NetApp
9 30 (1.76%) Databricks
9 30 (1.76%) Sophos
10 29 (1.70%) Dell
11 28 (1.64%) HP
12 23 (1.35%) SAP
12 23 (1.35%) SolarWinds
13 22 (1.29%) Meraki
14 21 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (1.17%) Apple
15 20 (1.17%) ServiceNow
16 19 (1.12%) Intel
17 18 (1.06%) Avaya