Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,732 1,743 1,240
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.96% 15.59% 17.02%
As % of the Vendors category 42.98% 40.85% 41.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,652 1,558 1,082
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £35,800
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,300 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.60% -16.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £77,500 £82,375
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 11,010 4,267 2,987
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.14% 38.17% 41.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,245 3,741 2,583
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 27 January 2022.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 2,486 (52.54%) Azure
2 1,316 (27.81%) Social Skills
3 1,295 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
4 1,211 (25.59%) .NET
5 1,187 (25.08%) Microsoft 365
6 1,175 (24.83%) SQL
7 1,161 (24.54%) C#
8 1,145 (24.20%) SQL Server
9 1,072 (22.65%) DevOps
10 1,036 (21.89%) Windows
11 959 (20.27%) Finance
12 833 (17.60%) Active Directory
13 777 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
14 719 (15.19%) JavaScript
15 589 (12.45%) AWS
16 570 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
17 565 (11.94%) Windows Server
18 556 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
19 550 (11.62%) Degree
20 549 (11.60%) Power Platform
21 526 (11.12%) Migration
22 518 (10.95%) CI/CD
23 482 (10.19%) VMware
23 482 (10.19%) PowerShell
24 477 (10.08%) Project Management
25 474 (10.02%) Scrum
26 472 (9.97%) Presales
27 458 (9.68%) SharePoint
28 454 (9.59%) ASP.NET
29 442 (9.34%) Microsoft Office

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
1 458 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 158 (3.34%) IIS
3 129 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 113 (2.39%) CMS
5 87 (1.84%) Umbraco
6 71 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 70 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 65 (1.37%) Kentico
9 62 (1.31%) EPiServer
10 54 (1.14%) Confluence
11 40 (0.85%) Headless CMS
12 39 (0.82%) Apache Spark
13 32 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.68%) SAS
14 30 (0.63%) Apache
14 30 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
15 29 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
16 21 (0.44%) Skype for Business
16 21 (0.44%) Tomcat
17 18 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 442 (9.34%) Microsoft Office
2 340 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 150 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 74 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.085%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.085%) InDesign
9 3 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.063%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.063%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.063%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.063%) MadCap Flare
10 2 (0.042%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.042%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.021%) Blender
11 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 161 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 101 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 50 (1.06%) NetSuite
4 30 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.46%) Sentinel
6 14 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
7 12 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
11 7 (0.15%) SAP MDG
12 6 (0.13%) Maximo
12 6 (0.13%) Sage 200
13 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.11%) SAP HR
13 5 (0.11%) SAP SD
13 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
14 4 (0.085%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2,486 (52.54%) Azure
2 1,187 (25.08%) Microsoft 365
3 589 (12.45%) AWS
4 549 (11.60%) Power Platform
5 354 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 303 (6.40%) Dynamics 365
7 289 (6.11%) SaaS
8 272 (5.75%) PaaS
9 255 (5.39%) IaaS
10 179 (3.78%) Serverless
11 162 (3.42%) GCP
12 141 (2.98%) PowerApps
13 114 (2.41%) Power Automate
14 113 (2.39%) OneDrive
15 111 (2.35%) Azure Logic Apps
16 98 (2.07%) GitHub
17 89 (1.88%) Azure Service Bus
18 82 (1.73%) Azure Functions
19 70 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
20 65 (1.37%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 335 (7.08%) Firewall
2 217 (4.59%) DNS
3 180 (3.80%) VPN
4 168 (3.55%) WAN
5 167 (3.53%) LAN
6 136 (2.87%) DHCP
7 135 (2.85%) TCP/IP
8 69 (1.46%) HTTP
9 66 (1.39%) SAN
10 65 (1.37%) VoIP
11 64 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
12 63 (1.33%) Internet
13 62 (1.31%) VLAN
14 52 (1.10%) Unified Communications
15 39 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
16 37 (0.78%) Network Security
17 34 (0.72%) Wireless
18 33 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (0.53%) Intranet
20 24 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,145 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 419 (8.85%) Power BI
3 287 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
4 211 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 191 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 149 (3.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 133 (2.81%) Relational Database
8 125 (2.64%) MySQL
9 112 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 110 (2.32%) NoSQL
11 79 (1.67%) MongoDB
12 78 (1.65%) Data Lake
13 69 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
14 63 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
15 59 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 59 (1.25%) Big Data
16 56 (1.18%) Tableau
17 52 (1.10%) Oracle Database
18 50 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
18 50 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 272 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 221 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 193 (4.08%) JIRA
4 138 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 107 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 64 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 53 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 49 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 45 (0.95%) JUnit
9 45 (0.95%) ReSharper
10 44 (0.93%) Selenium
11 37 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
12 35 (0.74%) Maven
13 34 (0.72%) SpecFlow
14 33 (0.70%) NUnit
15 31 (0.66%) Bitbucket
16 29 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 25 (0.53%) MSBuild
18 24 (0.51%) Android Studio
19 23 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,316 (27.81%) Social Skills
2 959 (20.27%) Finance
3 570 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
4 268 (5.66%) Marketing
5 219 (4.63%) Public Sector
6 184 (3.89%) Retail
7 174 (3.68%) Law
8 145 (3.06%) Manufacturing
9 143 (3.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 120 (2.54%) Organisational Skills
11 111 (2.35%) Legal
12 93 (1.97%) Documentation Skills
12 93 (1.97%) Publishing
13 92 (1.94%) Telecoms
14 80 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
15 65 (1.37%) Banking
16 57 (1.20%) Local Government
17 52 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
18 51 (1.08%) Back Office
19 49 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,268 (26.80%) Developer
2 526 (11.12%) Architect
3 504 (10.65%) Consultant
4 456 (9.64%) .NET Developer
5 451 (9.53%) Analyst
6 282 (5.96%) Senior Developer
7 281 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 272 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
9 198 (4.18%) Software Developer
10 185 (3.91%) Project Manager
11 166 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 159 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
13 157 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
13 157 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
14 155 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
15 150 (3.17%) Cloud Consultant
16 149 (3.15%) Support Engineer
17 141 (2.98%) Azure Developer
18 139 (2.94%) Cloud Architect
19 118 (2.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,211 (25.59%) .NET
2 454 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 417 (8.81%) HTML
4 411 (8.69%) .NET Core
5 355 (7.50%) CSS
6 297 (6.28%) React
7 280 (5.92%) AngularJS
8 268 (5.66%) .NET Framework
9 202 (4.27%) Web Services
10 200 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 193 (4.08%) RESTful
12 188 (3.97%) Node.js
13 174 (3.68%) REST
14 169 (3.57%) jQuery
15 168 (3.55%) HTML5
16 165 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
17 161 (3.40%) XML
18 149 (3.15%) JSON
19 110 (2.32%) Entity Framework
20 96 (2.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 363 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 296 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
3 211 (4.46%) Public Cloud
4 187 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 162 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 143 (3.02%) User Experience
7 107 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 95 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 73 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 67 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 62 (1.31%) Cloud Native
12 53 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
13 50 (1.06%) Replication
14 43 (0.91%) PKI
15 41 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
16 40 (0.85%) Clustering
17 32 (0.68%) Data Structures
17 32 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
18 29 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
19 28 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,036 (21.89%) Windows
2 565 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 362 (7.65%) Linux
4 297 (6.28%) Windows 10
5 115 (2.43%) Android
6 106 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 97 (2.05%) Unix
8 91 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 87 (1.84%) Apple iOS
10 86 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 47 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 35 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (0.55%) CentOS
16 20 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.40%) Solaris
18 16 (0.34%) AIX
19 13 (0.27%) Ubuntu
20 11 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,295 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,072 (22.65%) DevOps
3 777 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
4 556 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
5 526 (11.12%) Migration
6 518 (10.95%) CI/CD
7 477 (10.08%) Project Management
8 474 (10.02%) Scrum
9 472 (9.97%) Presales
10 415 (8.77%) MVC
11 412 (8.71%) CRM
12 408 (8.62%) Analytics
13 385 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
14 382 (8.07%) ITIL
15 362 (7.65%) Microservices
16 345 (7.29%) Software Engineering
17 316 (6.68%) Project Delivery
18 275 (5.81%) Test Automation
19 262 (5.54%) Requirements Gathering
20 260 (5.49%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,175 (24.83%) SQL
2 1,161 (24.54%) C#
3 719 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 482 (10.19%) PowerShell
5 372 (7.86%) Python
6 283 (5.98%) T-SQL
7 241 (5.09%) Java
8 155 (3.28%) TypeScript
9 112 (2.37%) VB
10 77 (1.63%) C
11 72 (1.52%) R
12 51 (1.08%) Bash
13 46 (0.97%) C++
13 46 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 44 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 43 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 37 (0.78%) Kotlin
17 36 (0.76%) PHP
17 36 (0.76%) Scala
18 31 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 550 (11.62%) Degree
2 307 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 260 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 209 (4.42%) SC Cleared
5 129 (2.73%) MCSE
6 113 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
7 104 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 77 (1.63%) MCP
9 60 (1.27%) AWS Certification
10 58 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 53 (1.12%) DBS Check
12 48 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 47 (0.99%) CCNA
14 38 (0.80%) DV Cleared
14 38 (0.80%) MCSA
15 32 (0.68%) CISSP
16 30 (0.63%) PMI Certification
17 29 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
17 29 (0.61%) Master's Degree
18 28 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.31%) QA
2 166 (3.51%) SLA
3 122 (2.58%) GDPR
4 93 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 87 (1.84%) PMO
6 71 (1.50%) Accessibility
7 66 (1.39%) Data Quality
8 57 (1.20%) NIST
9 49 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
10 40 (0.85%) PCI DSS
11 30 (0.63%) IASME
12 29 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 26 (0.55%) ISO 9001
14 21 (0.44%) GRC
14 21 (0.44%) NCSC
15 20 (0.42%) COBIT
16 12 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 9 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 9 (0.19%) P3O
17 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 833 (17.60%) Active Directory
2 328 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 167 (3.53%) Docker
5 113 (2.39%) vSphere
6 93 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 55 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (0.82%) XenApp
10 29 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.36%) BitLocker
12 16 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.21%) NFS
16 9 (0.19%) KVM
17 8 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 8 (0.17%) iptables
17 8 (0.17%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 309 (6.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 227 (4.80%) Kubernetes
3 209 (4.42%) SCCM
4 202 (4.27%) Terraform
5 106 (2.24%) Ansible
6 105 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
7 92 (1.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 69 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (1.35%) Puppet
10 30 (0.63%) CASB
11 29 (0.61%) WSUS
12 20 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.38%) Grafana
14 17 (0.36%) AirWatch
14 17 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
14 17 (0.36%) Nagios
14 17 (0.36%) SCOM
15 16 (0.34%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
16 11 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 482 (10.19%) VMware
2 387 (8.18%) Oracle
3 313 (6.61%) Apple
4 278 (5.87%) Cisco
5 261 (5.52%) Google
6 234 (4.95%) Adobe
7 198 (4.18%) Citrix
8 129 (2.73%) SAP
9 87 (1.84%) HP
10 81 (1.71%) Veeam
11 77 (1.63%) ServiceNow
12 75 (1.58%) Sitecore
13 72 (1.52%) Dell
14 65 (1.37%) Databricks
15 61 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
16 50 (1.06%) Sophos
17 49 (1.04%) Red Hat
18 44 (0.93%) IBM
18 44 (0.93%) JD Edwards
18 44 (0.93%) NEC