Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,199 830 1,295
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.27% 15.65% 16.26%
As % of the Vendors category 42.66% 41.56% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,330 749 1,164
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,148 £35,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £87,500
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 9,842 1,997 3,381
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 38.13% 37.65% 42.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,652 1,754 2,859
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £44,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £88,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 20 September 2021.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 2,276 (54.20%) Azure
2 1,166 (27.77%) SQL
3 1,090 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
4 1,050 (25.01%) Social Skills
5 1,034 (24.62%) .NET
6 989 (23.55%) DevOps
7 947 (22.55%) C#
8 940 (22.39%) SQL Server
9 909 (21.65%) Windows
10 906 (21.58%) Microsoft 365
11 724 (17.24%) Active Directory
12 721 (17.17%) Finance
13 603 (14.36%) JavaScript
14 555 (13.22%) AWS
15 553 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
16 537 (12.79%) Migration
17 508 (12.10%) Power Platform
18 498 (11.86%) Windows Server
19 491 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
20 455 (10.84%) VMware
21 439 (10.45%) Oracle
22 427 (10.17%) SharePoint
23 411 (9.79%) Presales
24 409 (9.74%) Degree
25 405 (9.65%) ASP.NET
26 392 (9.34%) PowerShell
27 387 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
28 377 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
29 367 (8.74%) Power BI
30 366 (8.72%) MVC

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
1 427 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 154 (3.67%) IIS
3 140 (3.33%) CMS
4 98 (2.33%) Umbraco
5 93 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 72 (1.71%) Kentico
6 72 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 63 (1.50%) EPiServer
8 51 (1.21%) Confluence
9 39 (0.93%) Headless CMS
10 35 (0.83%) SAS
11 30 (0.71%) Apache Spark
11 30 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 30 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 27 (0.64%) Apache
13 25 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.48%) nginx
16 17 (0.40%) Skype for Business
17 16 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 377 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
2 284 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 114 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.17%) InDesign
9 6 (0.14%) SPSS
10 4 (0.095%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.071%) Figma
11 3 (0.071%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.048%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.024%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.024%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 148 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (1.12%) NetSuite
4 38 (0.90%) Sentinel
5 33 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
7 15 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.33%) Sage 200
8 14 (0.33%) SAP HR
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle Clinical
9 11 (0.26%) Visualfiles
10 10 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.17%) Shopify
12 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
12 6 (0.14%) WebTrends
13 5 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 5 (0.12%) SAP HCM
14 4 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,276 (54.20%) Azure
2 906 (21.58%) Microsoft 365
3 555 (13.22%) AWS
4 508 (12.10%) Power Platform
5 310 (7.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 305 (7.26%) Dynamics 365
7 241 (5.74%) PaaS
8 235 (5.60%) IaaS
9 227 (5.41%) SaaS
10 152 (3.62%) PowerApps
11 136 (3.24%) Serverless
12 123 (2.93%) GCP
13 101 (2.41%) Power Automate
14 93 (2.21%) OneDrive
15 90 (2.14%) Azure Service Bus
16 87 (2.07%) Azure Data Factory
17 70 (1.67%) Azure Functions
17 70 (1.67%) Azure Logic Apps
18 68 (1.62%) GitHub
19 52 (1.24%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 263 (6.26%) Firewall
2 193 (4.60%) VPN
3 190 (4.52%) DNS
4 148 (3.52%) DHCP
5 119 (2.83%) LAN
6 117 (2.79%) WAN
7 98 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 87 (2.07%) SAN
9 81 (1.93%) Unified Communications
10 76 (1.81%) VLAN
11 75 (1.79%) Internet
12 56 (1.33%) Intranet
13 50 (1.19%) VoIP
14 48 (1.14%) Wireless
15 47 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (0.67%) Network Security
16 28 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (0.60%) HTTP
19 22 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 940 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 367 (8.74%) Power BI
3 210 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 209 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
5 197 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 134 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 114 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 107 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 90 (2.14%) MySQL
10 89 (2.12%) Relational Database
11 77 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 71 (1.69%) Data Lake
13 65 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 59 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
15 57 (1.36%) Big Data
16 50 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 49 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
18 46 (1.10%) OLAP
19 41 (0.98%) Tableau
20 39 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 282 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 203 (4.83%) Visual Studio
3 141 (3.36%) JIRA
4 134 (3.19%) Jenkins
5 112 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 109 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 71 (1.69%) JUnit
8 68 (1.62%) Maven
9 64 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 57 (1.36%) Selenium
11 44 (1.05%) Bitbucket
12 43 (1.02%) ReSharper
13 36 (0.86%) SpecFlow
14 32 (0.76%) WebDriver
15 31 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
16 27 (0.64%) Cypress.io
16 27 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 24 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
18 23 (0.55%) Jasmine
19 21 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 1,050 (25.01%) Social Skills
2 721 (17.17%) Finance
3 387 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
4 245 (5.83%) Marketing
5 203 (4.83%) Retail
6 193 (4.60%) Public Sector
7 173 (4.12%) Law
8 136 (3.24%) Organisational Skills
9 125 (2.98%) Manufacturing
10 113 (2.69%) Telecoms
11 107 (2.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 95 (2.26%) Legal
13 88 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
14 72 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
15 60 (1.43%) Advertising
16 58 (1.38%) Banking
17 53 (1.26%) Electronics
18 52 (1.24%) Games
19 50 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
20 41 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,150 (27.39%) Developer
2 502 (11.96%) Consultant
3 429 (10.22%) .NET Developer
4 422 (10.05%) Architect
5 349 (8.31%) Senior Developer
6 313 (7.45%) Analyst
7 265 (6.31%) C# Developer
8 254 (6.05%) Azure Engineer
9 243 (5.79%) Software Developer
10 178 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
11 174 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
12 161 (3.83%) Project Manager
13 153 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 139 (3.31%) Technical Consultant
15 138 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
16 133 (3.17%) Azure Developer
16 133 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
17 125 (2.98%) Support Engineer
18 120 (2.86%) Cloud Consultant
19 114 (2.71%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,034 (24.62%) .NET
2 405 (9.65%) ASP.NET
3 354 (8.43%) .NET Core
4 341 (8.12%) HTML
5 308 (7.34%) React
6 307 (7.31%) CSS
7 258 (6.14%) AngularJS
8 228 (5.43%) Web Services
9 208 (4.95%) .NET Framework
10 171 (4.07%) RESTful
11 159 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 157 (3.74%) jQuery
13 155 (3.69%) REST
14 148 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 123 (2.93%) HTML5
16 120 (2.86%) XML
17 118 (2.81%) Node.js
18 101 (2.41%) JSON
19 88 (2.10%) Vue.js
20 81 (1.93%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 298 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 251 (5.98%) Public Cloud
3 249 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
4 218 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
5 206 (4.91%) Management Information System
6 111 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 99 (2.36%) Cloud Native
8 97 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 82 (1.95%) User Experience
10 80 (1.91%) Mobile App
11 62 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 57 (1.36%) PKI
13 46 (1.10%) Social Media
14 44 (1.05%) Replication
15 41 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
16 37 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
17 36 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
18 29 (0.69%) Clustering
19 27 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
19 27 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 909 (21.65%) Windows
2 498 (11.86%) Windows Server
3 324 (7.72%) Linux
4 241 (5.74%) Windows 10
5 98 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (2.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 82 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 80 (1.91%) Android
9 69 (1.64%) Unix
10 66 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 34 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 29 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.26%) CentOS
16 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,090 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (23.55%) DevOps
3 553 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
4 537 (12.79%) Migration
5 491 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
6 411 (9.79%) Presales
7 366 (8.72%) MVC
8 349 (8.31%) Project Management
9 340 (8.10%) Scrum
10 327 (7.79%) Microservices
11 317 (7.55%) Mentoring
12 278 (6.62%) ITIL
13 268 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 266 (6.33%) CRM
15 255 (6.07%) Project Delivery
16 251 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
17 235 (5.60%) Analytics
18 232 (5.53%) ERP
19 225 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 223 (5.31%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 1,166 (27.77%) SQL
2 947 (22.55%) C#
3 603 (14.36%) JavaScript
4 392 (9.34%) PowerShell
5 248 (5.91%) Python
6 220 (5.24%) T-SQL
7 206 (4.91%) Java
8 114 (2.71%) TypeScript
9 74 (1.76%) VB
10 63 (1.50%) R
11 58 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 55 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 54 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 49 (1.17%) C
15 46 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 37 (0.88%) PHP
17 30 (0.71%) Scala
18 24 (0.57%) VBA
19 23 (0.55%) X++
20 19 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 409 (9.74%) Degree
2 236 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 215 (5.12%) Security Cleared
4 175 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 98 (2.33%) MCSE
6 93 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 87 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 75 (1.79%) MCP
9 63 (1.50%) CCNA
10 56 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 47 (1.12%) MCSA
12 32 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 30 (0.71%) DV Cleared
13 30 (0.71%) PMI Certification
14 29 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.64%) PMP
16 25 (0.60%) CCNP
16 25 (0.60%) CISSP
17 23 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 21 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.45%) QA
2 113 (2.69%) GDPR
3 94 (2.24%) SLA
4 73 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 50 (1.19%) Accessibility
6 45 (1.07%) Data Quality
7 38 (0.90%) NIST
8 35 (0.83%) PMO
9 28 (0.67%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.50%) GRC
11 18 (0.43%) COBIT
11 18 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
12 17 (0.40%) Good Clinical Practice
13 13 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.19%) GAMP
15 7 (0.17%) P3O
15 7 (0.17%) WCAG
16 6 (0.14%) ISO 22301
17 5 (0.12%) IEC 61508
17 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 724 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 313 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 152 (3.62%) Docker
5 94 (2.24%) vSphere
6 66 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 43 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.43%) XenApp
10 14 (0.33%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.31%) KVM
11 13 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.14%) Firmware
14 6 (0.14%) vCloud
14 6 (0.14%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.12%) iptables
15 5 (0.12%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 297 (7.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 205 (4.88%) Kubernetes
3 177 (4.22%) Terraform
4 149 (3.55%) SCCM
5 90 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
6 89 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 82 (1.95%) Ansible
8 59 (1.41%) Puppet
9 55 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 24 (0.57%) WSUS
11 16 (0.38%) Rancher
12 14 (0.33%) SCOM
13 13 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (0.29%) AirWatch
15 11 (0.26%) Istio
15 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (0.24%) Grafana
17 9 (0.21%) Nagios
18 8 (0.19%) Matomo
Vendors
1 455 (10.84%) VMware
2 439 (10.45%) Oracle
3 239 (5.69%) Cisco
4 211 (5.03%) Google
5 198 (4.72%) Apple
6 139 (3.31%) SAP
7 113 (2.69%) Adobe
8 102 (2.43%) Citrix
9 94 (2.24%) EnterpriseDB
10 77 (1.83%) Sitecore
11 76 (1.81%) ServiceNow
12 72 (1.71%) Dell
13 68 (1.62%) Databricks
13 68 (1.62%) HP
14 64 (1.52%) Veeam
15 51 (1.21%) Meraki
16 49 (1.17%) NetApp
17 48 (1.14%) Gemalto
18 47 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
19 46 (1.10%) JD Edwards