Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,485 1,297 1,157
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.71% 17.99% 14.61%
As % of the Vendors category 41.20% 43.76% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,173 1,090 1,010
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,048 £33,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £45,000 £42,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% - -
75th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £81,050 £82,500 £87,500
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 6,031 2,964 3,366
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 38.13% 41.11% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,113 2,458 2,757
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 13 April 2021.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,488 (59.88%) Azure
2 841 (33.84%) Windows
3 769 (30.95%) SQL
4 680 (27.36%) Microsoft 365
5 655 (26.36%) DevOps
6 601 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
7 582 (23.42%) Active Directory
8 569 (22.90%) SQL Server
9 523 (21.05%) .NET
10 500 (20.12%) C#
11 411 (16.54%) VMware
12 373 (15.01%) Windows Server
13 341 (13.72%) Migration
14 331 (13.32%) AWS
15 319 (12.84%) JavaScript
16 305 (12.27%) SharePoint
17 297 (11.95%) Finance
18 281 (11.31%) PowerShell
19 274 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
20 271 (10.91%) Power Platform
21 262 (10.54%) Oracle
22 258 (10.38%) Azure Active Directory
23 250 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
24 232 (9.34%) Presales
25 229 (9.22%) Infrastructure as Code
26 228 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
27 217 (8.73%) PaaS
28 212 (8.53%) Degree
29 209 (8.41%) CSS
30 203 (8.17%) Business Intelligence

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
1 305 (12.27%) SharePoint
2 137 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 61 (2.45%) IIS
4 49 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 43 (1.73%) Confluence
6 27 (1.09%) CMS
7 26 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 23 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.64%) Apache
10 14 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.52%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.52%) WordPress
12 12 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.40%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.32%) IBM Domino
16 7 (0.28%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 183 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.28%) Figma
7 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.080%) InVision
9 2 (0.080%) Sketch
9 2 (0.080%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.080%) Solid Edge
9 2 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.080%) SPSS
10 1 (0.040%) Marvel
10 1 (0.040%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 96 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.76%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.56%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.16%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.16%) Maximo
7 4 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.080%) Oracle Clinical
8 2 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.040%) iTrent
9 1 (0.040%) nopCommerce
9 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.040%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,488 (59.88%) Azure
2 680 (27.36%) Microsoft 365
3 331 (13.32%) AWS
4 271 (10.91%) Power Platform
5 258 (10.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 217 (8.73%) PaaS
7 197 (7.93%) IaaS
8 167 (6.72%) SaaS
9 129 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
10 81 (3.26%) PowerApps
11 65 (2.62%) GCP
12 63 (2.54%) OneDrive
13 58 (2.33%) Power Automate
14 55 (2.21%) Serverless
15 52 (2.09%) GitHub
16 42 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
17 38 (1.53%) Azure Functions
17 38 (1.53%) Logic Apps
18 26 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
19 22 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 150 (6.04%) Firewall
2 135 (5.43%) DNS
3 87 (3.50%) DHCP
4 73 (2.94%) VPN
5 71 (2.86%) LAN
6 69 (2.78%) SAN
6 69 (2.78%) WAN
7 58 (2.33%) Skype
8 53 (2.13%) TCP/IP
9 45 (1.81%) Internet
10 44 (1.77%) Unified Communications
11 33 (1.33%) Network Security
12 31 (1.25%) VLAN
13 30 (1.21%) VoIP
14 26 (1.05%) Wireless
15 23 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (0.89%) PBX
17 19 (0.76%) NetScaler
18 16 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
18 16 (0.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 569 (22.90%) SQL Server
2 174 (7.00%) Power BI
3 110 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
5 102 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 81 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 66 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (1.61%) Big Data
9 40 (1.61%) Data Lake
10 34 (1.37%) MySQL
11 30 (1.21%) Tableau
12 27 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
12 27 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 24 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 24 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
16 18 (0.72%) MongoDB
17 17 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 128 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 92 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 84 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 70 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 68 (2.74%) JIRA
6 59 (2.37%) TeamCity
7 54 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 29 (1.17%) Maven
10 27 (1.09%) JUnit
11 23 (0.93%) Artifactory
12 22 (0.89%) Selenium
13 21 (0.85%) Bitbucket
14 20 (0.80%) SpecFlow
15 17 (0.68%) NUnit
16 11 (0.44%) Cypress.io
16 11 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 10 (0.40%) Cucumber
18 9 (0.36%) SonarQube
19 8 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 297 (11.95%) Finance
2 104 (4.19%) Marketing
3 89 (3.58%) Public Sector
4 68 (2.74%) Retail
5 54 (2.17%) Law
6 44 (1.77%) Legal
7 34 (1.37%) Back Office
7 34 (1.37%) Banking
8 32 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.01%) Games
11 15 (0.60%) German Language
12 13 (0.52%) French Language
12 13 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.48%) Electronics
14 10 (0.40%) Automotive
14 10 (0.40%) Publishing
15 8 (0.32%) Local Government
16 7 (0.28%) Advertising
16 7 (0.28%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 592 (23.82%) Developer
2 272 (10.95%) Consultant
3 240 (9.66%) Azure Engineer
4 232 (9.34%) Analyst
5 212 (8.53%) Architect
6 180 (7.24%) .NET Developer
7 147 (5.92%) Platform Engineer
8 145 (5.84%) C# Developer
9 128 (5.15%) Senior Developer
10 120 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 109 (4.39%) Support Engineer
12 97 (3.90%) Software Developer
13 96 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 93 (3.74%) IT Support
14 93 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
15 92 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
16 84 (3.38%) Azure Architect
17 79 (3.18%) IT Engineer
18 77 (3.10%) IT Analyst
19 72 (2.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (21.05%) .NET
2 209 (8.41%) CSS
3 200 (8.05%) HTML
4 187 (7.53%) ASP.NET
5 157 (6.32%) .NET Framework
6 144 (5.79%) .NET Core
7 138 (5.55%) Web Services
8 124 (4.99%) React
9 103 (4.14%) RESTful
10 101 (4.06%) AngularJS
11 88 (3.54%) REST
12 81 (3.26%) jQuery
13 74 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 72 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 67 (2.70%) HTML5
16 63 (2.54%) Entity Framework
17 45 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 39 (1.57%) Node.js
19 38 (1.53%) SOAP
20 33 (1.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 155 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (4.99%) Public Cloud
3 119 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 78 (3.14%) User Experience
5 68 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 65 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 63 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
8 62 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
9 54 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 52 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
11 47 (1.89%) PKI
12 45 (1.81%) Cloud Native
13 37 (1.49%) Clustering
14 26 (1.05%) Private Cloud
15 22 (0.89%) N-Tier
16 20 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.72%) Replication
18 17 (0.68%) Social Media
19 14 (0.56%) BYOD
20 13 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 841 (33.84%) Windows
2 373 (15.01%) Windows Server
3 200 (8.05%) Linux
4 198 (7.97%) Windows 10
5 82 (3.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 81 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (1.21%) Android
10 25 (1.01%) Unix
11 20 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.56%) CentOS
15 14 (0.56%) VMS
16 10 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.24%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.20%) SUSE
19 4 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (26.36%) DevOps
2 601 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (13.72%) Migration
4 250 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
5 232 (9.34%) Presales
6 229 (9.22%) Infrastructure as Code
7 203 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
8 200 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
9 190 (7.65%) ITIL
10 177 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 171 (6.88%) Scrum
12 162 (6.52%) Project Management
13 149 (6.00%) MVC
14 146 (5.88%) Data Security
15 145 (5.84%) Microservices
16 139 (5.59%) Software Engineering
17 130 (5.23%) Mentoring
17 130 (5.23%) Project Delivery
18 121 (4.87%) CRM
19 114 (4.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 769 (30.95%) SQL
2 500 (20.12%) C#
3 319 (12.84%) JavaScript
4 281 (11.31%) PowerShell
5 113 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 107 (4.31%) Python
7 83 (3.34%) Java
8 69 (2.78%) TypeScript
9 37 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 33 (1.33%) C
11 26 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 24 (0.97%) PHP
13 18 (0.72%) C++
14 17 (0.68%) Go
14 17 (0.68%) VB
15 15 (0.60%) VBA
16 14 (0.56%) R
17 13 (0.52%) Ruby
18 12 (0.48%) Perl
19 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 228 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (8.53%) Degree
3 115 (4.63%) MCSE
3 115 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 103 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 46 (1.85%) CCNA
8 44 (1.77%) MCP
9 29 (1.17%) MCSA
10 28 (1.13%) CISSP
11 23 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.80%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.76%) MCITP
14 18 (0.72%) CISM
14 18 (0.72%) MCTS
15 14 (0.56%) CISA
15 14 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.48%) CCNP
16 12 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.90%) QA
2 71 (2.86%) SLA
3 41 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.21%) GDPR
5 29 (1.17%) NIST
6 27 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.56%) PMO
9 13 (0.52%) COBIT
10 9 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.16%) NCSC
14 2 (0.080%) CDISC
14 2 (0.080%) Good Clinical Practice
15 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.040%) HL7
15 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 582 (23.42%) Active Directory
2 274 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (6.68%) Hyper-V
4 92 (3.70%) Docker
5 37 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 33 (1.33%) vSphere
7 31 (1.25%) XenApp
8 26 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.48%) Shibboleth
11 12 (0.48%) VMware Server
12 10 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.32%) Firmware
14 6 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.24%) StorNext
14 6 (0.24%) Xsan
15 5 (0.20%) KVM
16 4 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 203 (8.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 171 (6.88%) SCCM
3 109 (4.39%) Terraform
4 71 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 61 (2.45%) Ansible
5 61 (2.45%) Puppet
6 47 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
8 29 (1.17%) Rancher
9 24 (0.97%) SCVMM
10 22 (0.89%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
11 13 (0.52%) SCOM
12 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.40%) WSUS
14 9 (0.36%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
15 8 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
16 6 (0.24%) MIIS
Vendors
1 411 (16.54%) VMware
2 262 (10.54%) Oracle
3 161 (6.48%) Cisco
4 158 (6.36%) Citrix
5 138 (5.55%) EnterpriseDB
6 79 (3.18%) Google
7 65 (2.62%) Veeam
8 52 (2.09%) HP
9 49 (1.97%) Databricks
10 48 (1.93%) Dell
11 41 (1.65%) NetApp
12 34 (1.37%) Sophos
13 33 (1.33%) SAP
14 32 (1.29%) Apple
14 32 (1.29%) Gemalto
15 31 (1.25%) SolarWinds
16 27 (1.09%) EMC
16 27 (1.09%) ServiceNow
17 26 (1.05%) Meraki
18 25 (1.01%) Salesforce.com