Period
to 24 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,025 1,250 1,789
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.71% 16.33% 23.00%
As % of the Vendors category 42.53% 39.82% 49.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,911 2,232 2,992
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%

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 2,410 3,139 3,580
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 36.93% 41.00% 46.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,133 2,680 2,948
Median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £34,425
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £80,000
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 October 2020.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 650 (63.41%) Azure
2 362 (35.32%) Windows
3 335 (32.68%) SQL
4 298 (29.07%) Office 365
5 272 (26.54%) Active Directory
6 259 (25.27%) SQL Server
7 247 (24.10%) C#
8 239 (23.32%) .NET
9 233 (22.73%) DevOps
10 223 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
11 154 (15.02%) Windows Server
12 151 (14.73%) JavaScript
13 136 (13.27%) VMware
14 133 (12.98%) Finance
14 133 (12.98%) AWS
15 128 (12.49%) PowerShell
15 128 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 128 (12.49%) SharePoint
16 121 (11.80%) AngularJS
17 120 (11.71%) Migration
18 117 (11.41%) Power Platform
19 112 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
20 111 (10.83%) Oracle
21 106 (10.34%) MVC
22 104 (10.15%) ASP.NET
22 104 (10.15%) React
23 97 (9.46%) Azure Active Directory
24 96 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
24 96 (9.37%) IaaS
25 95 (9.27%) Hyper-V

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
1 128 (12.49%) SharePoint
2 64 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 49 (4.78%) Skype for Business
4 42 (4.10%) IIS
5 23 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.15%) Confluence
7 16 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.98%) Apache
10 10 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.88%) CMS
12 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.49%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.49%) Luigi
13 5 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 96 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.098%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.098%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.098%) InDesign
6 1 (0.098%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.098%) MODO
6 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.098%) Revit
6 1 (0.098%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (1.27%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.88%) iTrent
3 9 (0.88%) Northgate Housing
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.39%) Maximo
5 3 (0.29%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.20%) Shopify
7 1 (0.098%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 650 (63.41%) Azure
2 298 (29.07%) Office 365
3 133 (12.98%) AWS
4 117 (11.41%) Power Platform
5 97 (9.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 96 (9.37%) IaaS
7 84 (8.20%) PaaS
8 55 (5.37%) Dynamics 365
9 49 (4.78%) SaaS
10 38 (3.71%) OneDrive
11 29 (2.83%) PowerApps
12 27 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (2.63%) Power Automate
12 27 (2.63%) Serverless
13 26 (2.54%) Slack
14 24 (2.34%) GCP
15 20 (1.95%) Logic Apps
16 13 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
16 13 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 12 (1.17%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 94 (9.17%) Firewall
2 74 (7.22%) DNS
3 57 (5.56%) Skype
4 56 (5.46%) VPN
5 47 (4.59%) DHCP
6 44 (4.29%) Unified Communications
6 44 (4.29%) WAN
7 40 (3.90%) LAN
8 39 (3.80%) SAN
9 35 (3.41%) Network Security
10 31 (3.02%) TCP/IP
11 29 (2.83%) VoIP
12 24 (2.34%) Internet
13 17 (1.66%) VLAN
14 15 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (0.98%) NAS
16 9 (0.88%) Intranet
17 7 (0.68%) Wireless
18 6 (0.59%) NetScaler
18 6 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.51%) Power BI
3 75 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 43 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (3.80%) NoSQL
9 29 (2.83%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.15%) Big Data
11 21 (2.05%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.85%) Data Lake
13 18 (1.76%) MySQL
14 16 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 9 (0.88%) Tableau
19 8 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 74 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 54 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (3.90%) JIRA
4 30 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 21 (2.05%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.56%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.37%) Selenium
9 10 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.98%) NUnit
10 9 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.49%) Postman
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.39%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.29%) gulp
13 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.20%) GitLab
14 2 (0.20%) MSBuild
General
1 133 (12.98%) Finance
2 53 (5.17%) Marketing
3 48 (4.68%) Public Sector
4 21 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.37%) Games
5 14 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.37%) Publishing
6 13 (1.27%) Law
7 10 (0.98%) Banking
7 10 (0.98%) Electronics
8 9 (0.88%) Social Housing
9 8 (0.78%) Local Government
9 8 (0.78%) Retail
10 5 (0.49%) German Language
10 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 230 (22.44%) Developer
2 115 (11.22%) Consultant
3 96 (9.37%) Architect
4 95 (9.27%) Azure Engineer
5 89 (8.68%) Analyst
6 73 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 58 (5.66%) .NET Developer
8 55 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 51 (4.98%) C# Developer
9 51 (4.98%) Platform Engineer
10 43 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
11 42 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
12 39 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 39 (3.80%) Web Developer
13 37 (3.61%) Software Developer
14 36 (3.51%) Senior Web Developer
15 35 (3.41%) Support Engineer
16 34 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
17 33 (3.22%) Azure Consultant
18 30 (2.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (23.32%) .NET
2 121 (11.80%) AngularJS
3 104 (10.15%) ASP.NET
3 104 (10.15%) React
4 78 (7.61%) .NET Core
5 72 (7.02%) CSS
6 69 (6.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 60 (5.85%) HTML
8 57 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 54 (5.27%) jQuery
10 48 (4.68%) REST
11 44 (4.29%) RESTful
12 40 (3.90%) ASP.NET Core
13 36 (3.51%) Web Services
14 35 (3.41%) Vue.js
15 34 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (2.83%) HTML5
17 28 (2.73%) JSON
18 25 (2.44%) CSS3
18 25 (2.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.27%) Mobile App
3 52 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.61%) User Experience
5 35 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 27 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.56%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.56%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.46%) PKI
13 12 (1.17%) NHS
14 11 (1.07%) Clustering
15 10 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
16 9 (0.88%) PlayStation
17 8 (0.78%) Driving Licence
18 7 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 362 (35.32%) Windows
2 154 (15.02%) Windows Server
3 69 (6.73%) Windows 10
4 58 (5.66%) Linux
5 34 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (1.56%) Unix
10 14 (1.37%) VMS
11 9 (0.88%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.78%) Android
13 7 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.20%) AIX
15 2 (0.20%) HPUX
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.20%) Solaris
16 1 (0.098%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (22.73%) DevOps
2 223 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (11.71%) Migration
4 112 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
5 106 (10.34%) MVC
6 94 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (8.78%) Presales
8 85 (8.29%) ITIL
9 79 (7.71%) Scrum
10 75 (7.32%) Microservices
11 69 (6.73%) Infrastructure as Code
12 68 (6.63%) Analytics
12 68 (6.63%) CRM
13 67 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 64 (6.24%) Data Security
15 56 (5.46%) Web Development
16 53 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (4.78%) Project Delivery
18 48 (4.68%) Fintech
19 44 (4.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 335 (32.68%) SQL
2 247 (24.10%) C#
3 151 (14.73%) JavaScript
4 128 (12.49%) PowerShell
5 92 (8.98%) T-SQL
6 44 (4.29%) Python
7 31 (3.02%) Java
7 31 (3.02%) PL/SQL
8 23 (2.24%) PHP
9 21 (2.05%) VB
10 17 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 16 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.27%) C++
13 10 (0.98%) C
13 10 (0.98%) F#
14 8 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.49%) R
15 5 (0.49%) Scala
16 4 (0.39%) VBScript
17 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (7.51%) Degree
3 38 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (3.61%) CCNA
5 32 (3.12%) MCSE
6 23 (2.24%) MCP
7 19 (1.85%) Security Cleared
8 18 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.56%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.46%) MCSA
11 9 (0.88%) CCSA
11 9 (0.88%) CISSP
11 9 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.78%) SSCP
13 7 (0.68%) A+ Certification
13 7 (0.68%) CISM
13 7 (0.68%) SANS
14 6 (0.59%) CCNP
14 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.49%) SLA
2 28 (2.73%) QA
3 19 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.78%) GDPR
7 6 (0.59%) PMO
8 5 (0.49%) NIST
9 3 (0.29%) NCSC
10 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.098%) GAAP
11 1 (0.098%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.098%) IFRS
11 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 272 (26.54%) Active Directory
2 95 (9.27%) Hyper-V
3 70 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (5.17%) Docker
5 21 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.46%) XenApp
8 14 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.98%) vSphere
11 5 (0.49%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.29%) Firmware
13 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.29%) Xen
14 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.098%) Ceph
15 1 (0.098%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 85 (8.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 76 (7.41%) SCCM
3 49 (4.78%) Kubernetes
4 33 (3.22%) Terraform
5 29 (2.83%) Puppet
6 23 (2.24%) Ansible
7 19 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (1.27%) SCVMM
9 8 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.68%) QRadar
11 6 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.49%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.49%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.39%) SCOM
13 4 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 136 (13.27%) VMware
2 111 (10.83%) Oracle
3 67 (6.54%) Cisco
3 67 (6.54%) Citrix
4 49 (4.78%) EnterpriseDB
5 26 (2.54%) NetApp
6 22 (2.15%) SAP
7 21 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 17 (1.66%) Google
8 17 (1.66%) IBM
8 17 (1.66%) Intel
8 17 (1.66%) Veeam
9 14 (1.37%) BeyondTrust
9 14 (1.37%) Databricks
9 14 (1.37%) Palo Alto
10 12 (1.17%) Avaya
10 12 (1.17%) HP
10 12 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.07%) Juniper
11 11 (1.07%) Meraki