Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 945 1,284 2,347
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.47% 15.69% 28.21%
As % of the Vendors category 41.50% 36.03% 57.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,589 2,220 3,942
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +7.14% +6.67%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £80,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 2,277 3,564 4,092
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 39.68% 43.55% 49.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,838 2,913 3,436
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,849 £35,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 3 July 2020.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 556 (58.84%) Azure
2 344 (36.40%) Office 365
3 309 (32.70%) Windows
4 245 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (24.02%) Active Directory
6 213 (22.54%) .NET
7 206 (21.80%) C#
8 205 (21.69%) SQL
9 179 (18.94%) SQL Server
10 155 (16.40%) Finance
11 150 (15.87%) SCCM
12 140 (14.81%) DevOps
13 137 (14.50%) VMware
14 135 (14.29%) AWS
15 125 (13.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 123 (13.02%) Presales
17 121 (12.80%) JavaScript
18 120 (12.70%) Windows 10
19 118 (12.49%) Problem-Solving
20 115 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
21 114 (12.06%) Windows Server
22 110 (11.64%) Power Platform
22 110 (11.64%) Microsoft Intune
23 103 (10.90%) PowerShell
24 102 (10.79%) Microsoft Office
25 99 (10.48%) SharePoint
25 99 (10.48%) Citrix
26 97 (10.26%) Data Centre
27 96 (10.16%) IaaS
27 96 (10.16%) Project Delivery

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 99 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 55 (5.82%) Skype for Business
3 31 (3.28%) IIS
4 27 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.80%) Confluence
6 8 (0.85%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.42%) Luigi
8 4 (0.42%) SAS
9 3 (0.32%) Apache
9 3 (0.32%) CMS
9 3 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 102 (10.79%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.27%) Adobe Premiere
5 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) LightWave 3D
7 1 (0.11%) MODO
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Revit
7 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 39 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.85%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.63%) Maximo
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.42%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) Raiser's Edge
8 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.21%) Shopify
9 1 (0.11%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 556 (58.84%) Azure
2 344 (36.40%) Office 365
3 135 (14.29%) AWS
4 125 (13.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 110 (11.64%) Power Platform
6 96 (10.16%) IaaS
7 93 (9.84%) SaaS
8 80 (8.47%) PaaS
9 67 (7.09%) Dynamics 365
10 36 (3.81%) OneDrive
10 36 (3.81%) Serverless
11 32 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (2.54%) PowerApps
13 12 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (1.27%) GCP
13 12 (1.27%) Logic Apps
13 12 (1.27%) Power Automate
14 10 (1.06%) Yammer
15 8 (0.85%) Azure Functions
15 8 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.04%) Firewall
2 49 (5.19%) DHCP
2 49 (5.19%) VPN
3 48 (5.08%) Skype
4 41 (4.34%) DNS
5 37 (3.92%) SAN
6 30 (3.17%) WAN
7 28 (2.96%) NetScaler
8 22 (2.33%) Internet
8 22 (2.33%) TCP/IP
9 19 (2.01%) Unified Communications
9 19 (2.01%) VoIP
10 17 (1.80%) VSAN
11 16 (1.69%) LAN
12 15 (1.59%) NAS
12 15 (1.59%) VLAN
13 13 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.16%) Network Security
14 11 (1.16%) SMTP
15 10 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 90 (9.52%) Power BI
3 68 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (6.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 30 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 29 (3.07%) Cosmos DB
9 26 (2.75%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.38%) Big Data
12 12 (1.27%) MySQL
13 9 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.95%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.85%) OLAP
14 8 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.74%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (4.55%) JIRA
2 39 (4.13%) Visual Studio
3 30 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.27%) NUnit
7 12 (1.27%) Selenium
8 9 (0.95%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.74%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (0.53%) Cypress.io
11 5 (0.53%) gulp
11 5 (0.53%) MSTest
11 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.42%) MSI
13 3 (0.32%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.32%) JUnit
13 3 (0.32%) Mockito
13 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 155 (16.40%) Finance
2 91 (9.63%) Public Sector
3 45 (4.76%) Marketing
4 29 (3.07%) Retail
5 27 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.43%) Legal
7 16 (1.69%) Local Government
8 15 (1.59%) Banking
9 12 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.16%) Law
11 9 (0.95%) Electronics
12 7 (0.74%) Advertising
12 7 (0.74%) Automotive
13 5 (0.53%) Games
14 4 (0.42%) Billing
14 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.32%) Back Office
15 3 (0.32%) Police
16 2 (0.21%) Publishing
17 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 215 (22.75%) Consultant
2 211 (22.33%) Developer
3 121 (12.80%) Architect
4 80 (8.47%) .NET Developer
5 50 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (4.87%) Microsoft Consultant
7 45 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 43 (4.55%) Analyst
8 43 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
8 43 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
9 42 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
10 40 (4.23%) Azure Architect
10 40 (4.23%) Cloud Consultant
11 37 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (3.28%) Azure Engineer
13 30 (3.17%) IT Engineer
14 28 (2.96%) Senior Developer
14 28 (2.96%) Technical Architect
14 28 (2.96%) VMware Consultant
15 27 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (22.54%) .NET
2 95 (10.05%) AngularJS
3 83 (8.78%) .NET Core
4 77 (8.15%) ASP.NET
5 60 (6.35%) .NET Framework
6 47 (4.97%) CSS
6 47 (4.97%) HTML
7 39 (4.13%) React
8 36 (3.81%) jQuery
9 32 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (3.39%) REST
10 26 (2.75%) Entity Framework
11 25 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (2.65%) Vue.js
11 25 (2.65%) XML
12 24 (2.54%) Web Services
13 20 (2.12%) ASP.NET Core
13 20 (2.12%) RESTful
14 19 (2.01%) JSON
15 17 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (3.70%) User Experience
5 33 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.33%) Replication
8 21 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.59%) Device Driver
11 13 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.27%) Tandem
13 11 (1.16%) Handset
14 10 (1.06%) Clustering
14 10 (1.06%) PKI
15 9 (0.95%) Cloud Native
16 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
17 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.74%) Private Cloud
18 6 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 309 (32.70%) Windows
2 120 (12.70%) Windows 10
3 114 (12.06%) Windows Server
4 83 (8.78%) Linux
5 42 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (3.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 31 (3.28%) Unix
8 24 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.80%) Android
10 16 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.53%) VMS
13 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.21%) HPUX
14 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (14.81%) DevOps
3 123 (13.02%) Presales
4 118 (12.49%) Problem-Solving
5 115 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (10.16%) Project Delivery
7 82 (8.68%) Migration
8 80 (8.47%) ITIL
9 70 (7.41%) Project Management
10 66 (6.98%) Scrum
11 65 (6.88%) MVC
12 64 (6.77%) Fintech
13 58 (6.14%) Microservices
14 54 (5.71%) CRM
15 53 (5.61%) PRINCE2
16 45 (4.76%) Analytics
17 42 (4.44%) Identity Management
18 41 (4.34%) User Stories
19 39 (4.13%) ERP
19 39 (4.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 206 (21.80%) C#
2 205 (21.69%) SQL
3 121 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 103 (10.90%) PowerShell
5 47 (4.97%) T-SQL
6 39 (4.13%) Python
7 25 (2.65%) Java
8 20 (2.12%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.01%) C++
10 16 (1.69%) VBScript
11 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.16%) VB
13 7 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.63%) PHP
14 6 (0.63%) VBA
15 5 (0.53%) C
15 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.53%) Scala
16 4 (0.42%) VB6
16 4 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 94 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (4.34%) Degree
3 35 (3.70%) MCSE
4 30 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.86%) MCSA
6 26 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.54%) CCNP
8 15 (1.59%) CCNA
9 13 (1.38%) ISEB
10 12 (1.27%) CISSP
11 11 (1.16%) CISM
11 11 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.95%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.95%) SANS
13 9 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.63%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.92%) QA
2 25 (2.65%) SLA
3 22 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.80%) GDPR
5 14 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.32%) NIST
8 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) NCSC
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 227 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 78 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (7.09%) Hyper-V
3 67 (7.09%) XenDesktop
4 64 (6.77%) XenApp
5 35 (3.70%) vSphere
6 27 (2.86%) Docker
7 22 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (2.01%) VMware NSX
9 17 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.74%) vCloud
13 7 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.63%) Xen
15 3 (0.32%) Ceph
15 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
17 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 150 (15.87%) SCCM
2 110 (11.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (3.49%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.86%) Ansible
5 24 (2.54%) Terraform
6 21 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (2.12%) Puppet
8 17 (1.80%) SCOM
8 17 (1.80%) SCVMM
9 11 (1.16%) XenMobile
10 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.06%) vRealize
10 10 (1.06%) WSUS
11 9 (0.95%) QRadar
11 9 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.53%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.21%) SCDPM
14 2 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 137 (14.50%) VMware
2 99 (10.48%) Citrix
3 80 (8.47%) Cisco
4 36 (3.81%) NetApp
5 33 (3.49%) EMC
5 33 (3.49%) IBM
6 32 (3.39%) HP
7 30 (3.17%) Oracle
8 21 (2.22%) Dell
8 21 (2.22%) Palo Alto
9 20 (2.12%) CheckPoint
9 20 (2.12%) Tableau
10 18 (1.90%) SAP
11 17 (1.80%) Xamarin
12 16 (1.69%) Splunk
13 15 (1.59%) Databricks
14 14 (1.48%) Google
15 12 (1.27%) Veeam
16 11 (1.16%) Atlassian
17 10 (1.06%) BeyondTrust