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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 14 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11,256 5,513 1,375
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.30% 14.68% 15.44%
As % of the Vendors category 38.38% 40.32% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7,040 4,589 1,158
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,200 £32,425
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £70,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 29,329 13,674 3,367
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.27% 36.40% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16,026 10,504 2,757
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,800
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £56,430
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -2.53% -5.95%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,606 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +0.20% +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 2 July 2022.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, Microsoft job roles required the following 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 5,481 (48.69%) Azure
2 3,807 (33.82%) Agile
3 3,357 (29.82%) Social Skills
4 2,976 (26.44%) SQL
5 2,727 (24.23%) .NET
6 2,673 (23.75%) C#
7 2,570 (22.83%) SQL Server
8 2,459 (21.85%) DevOps
9 2,224 (19.76%) Microsoft 365
10 2,196 (19.51%) Windows
11 2,034 (18.07%) Finance
12 1,746 (15.51%) JavaScript
13 1,679 (14.92%) Active Directory
14 1,669 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
15 1,646 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
16 1,408 (12.51%) AWS
17 1,361 (12.09%) Azure DevOps
18 1,259 (11.19%) CI/CD
19 1,256 (11.16%) Degree
20 1,216 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
21 1,213 (10.78%) Scrum
22 1,171 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
23 1,169 (10.39%) ITIL
24 1,161 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
25 1,131 (10.05%) HTML
26 1,119 (9.94%) MVC
26 1,119 (9.94%) Git (software)
27 1,113 (9.89%) Power Platform
28 1,097 (9.75%) PowerShell
29 1,051 (9.34%) VMware

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
1 996 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 339 (3.01%) MS Exchange
3 285 (2.53%) IIS
4 176 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 134 (1.19%) Confluence
6 126 (1.12%) Apache
7 116 (1.03%) Apache Spark
8 105 (0.93%) CMS
9 80 (0.71%) Umbraco
10 71 (0.63%) SAS
11 62 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 56 (0.50%) MS Project Server
13 53 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
14 42 (0.37%) Skype for Business
15 41 (0.36%) WordPress
16 37 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 37 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
17 27 (0.24%) Jetty
18 26 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
19 25 (0.22%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1,669 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1,050 (9.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 404 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 262 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 214 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 36 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 12 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.089%) FrameMaker
12 8 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
12 8 (0.071%) InDesign
13 7 (0.062%) Maple
14 6 (0.053%) InVision
14 6 (0.053%) SPSS
15 5 (0.044%) Adobe XD
15 5 (0.044%) Campfire
15 5 (0.044%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 334 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 55 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 45 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 21 (0.19%) Academy Housing
7 18 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 17 (0.15%) Maximo
9 11 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.080%) Summit
11 8 (0.071%) Workday HCM
12 7 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 6 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
14 5 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
14 5 (0.044%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5,481 (48.69%) Azure
2 2,224 (19.76%) Microsoft 365
3 1,408 (12.51%) AWS
4 1,361 (12.09%) Azure DevOps
5 1,113 (9.89%) Power Platform
6 765 (6.80%) SaaS
7 604 (5.37%) Dynamics 365
8 575 (5.11%) PaaS
9 574 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 486 (4.32%) Serverless
11 379 (3.37%) IaaS
12 370 (3.29%) Azure Service Bus
13 369 (3.28%) GCP
14 313 (2.78%) Azure Functions
15 286 (2.54%) PowerApps
16 221 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
17 220 (1.95%) GitHub
18 218 (1.94%) Azure Logic Apps
19 216 (1.92%) OneDrive
20 198 (1.76%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 726 (6.45%) Firewall
2 610 (5.42%) DNS
3 470 (4.18%) DHCP
4 419 (3.72%) WAN
5 413 (3.67%) LAN
6 337 (2.99%) VPN
7 330 (2.93%) TCP/IP
8 208 (1.85%) VLAN
9 206 (1.83%) SAN
10 200 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
11 157 (1.39%) Network Security
12 139 (1.23%) VoIP
13 138 (1.23%) Internet
14 132 (1.17%) HTTP
15 129 (1.15%) Wireless
16 106 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
17 79 (0.70%) MPLS
18 71 (0.63%) WLAN
19 69 (0.61%) SD-WAN
20 62 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,570 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 810 (7.20%) Power BI
3 512 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 478 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 352 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 326 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 261 (2.32%) NoSQL
8 255 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 252 (2.24%) Data Lake
10 218 (1.94%) Big Data
11 182 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
12 173 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 164 (1.46%) MongoDB
14 158 (1.40%) Tableau
15 155 (1.38%) MySQL
16 129 (1.15%) Oracle Database
17 112 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
18 103 (0.92%) Hadoop
19 87 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 76 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1,119 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 456 (4.05%) JIRA
3 375 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 356 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 286 (2.54%) TeamCity
6 251 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 237 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 116 (1.03%) NUnit
9 110 (0.98%) Bitbucket
10 108 (0.96%) Selenium
11 96 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
12 76 (0.68%) JUnit
12 76 (0.68%) webpack
13 74 (0.66%) SpecFlow
14 68 (0.60%) Moq
15 66 (0.59%) MSTest
16 56 (0.50%) GitLab
17 53 (0.47%) Cucumber
18 49 (0.44%) Postman
19 41 (0.36%) Android Studio
General
1 3,357 (29.82%) Social Skills
2 2,034 (18.07%) Finance
3 1,216 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
4 769 (6.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 681 (6.05%) Public Sector
6 556 (4.94%) Marketing
7 552 (4.90%) Retail
8 351 (3.12%) Organisational Skills
9 349 (3.10%) Legal
10 339 (3.01%) Games
11 337 (2.99%) Law
12 314 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
13 307 (2.73%) Banking
14 264 (2.35%) Manufacturing
15 235 (2.09%) Telecoms
16 209 (1.86%) Advertising
17 197 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
18 162 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
19 155 (1.38%) Local Government
20 148 (1.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,565 (22.79%) Developer
2 1,315 (11.68%) Analyst
3 922 (8.19%) .NET Developer
4 915 (8.13%) Architect
5 730 (6.49%) Consultant
6 722 (6.41%) Senior Developer
7 552 (4.90%) Software Developer
8 463 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
9 456 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 420 (3.73%) Project Manager
11 398 (3.54%) Software Engineer
12 393 (3.49%) C# Developer
13 344 (3.06%) Support Engineer
14 317 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
15 314 (2.79%) IT Support
16 296 (2.63%) Support Analyst
17 291 (2.59%) Senior .NET Developer
18 282 (2.51%) IT Manager
19 277 (2.46%) IT Engineer
20 262 (2.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,727 (24.23%) .NET
2 1,131 (10.05%) HTML
3 1,039 (9.23%) React
4 948 (8.42%) ASP.NET
5 931 (8.27%) .NET Framework
6 883 (7.84%) .NET Core
7 853 (7.58%) CSS
8 671 (5.96%) AngularJS
9 638 (5.67%) Entity Framework
10 518 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 485 (4.31%) jQuery
12 416 (3.70%) Node.js
13 409 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 404 (3.59%) REST
15 382 (3.39%) HTML5
16 367 (3.26%) Web Services
17 350 (3.11%) XML
18 341 (3.03%) RESTful
19 323 (2.87%) JSON
20 311 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 619 (5.50%) Data Centre
2 501 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 464 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 438 (3.89%) Public Cloud
5 436 (3.87%) User Experience
6 248 (2.20%) Cloud Native
7 231 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 199 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 190 (1.69%) NHS
10 166 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 166 (1.47%) IoT
11 165 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 152 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 134 (1.19%) Cyberattack
14 124 (1.10%) Driving Licence
15 109 (0.97%) Social Media
16 100 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
17 93 (0.83%) Blog
18 89 (0.79%) Sports Betting
19 86 (0.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2,196 (19.51%) Windows
2 935 (8.31%) Windows Server
3 748 (6.65%) Linux
4 518 (4.60%) Windows 10
5 428 (3.80%) Android
6 338 (3.00%) Apple iOS
7 290 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 249 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 199 (1.77%) Unix
10 148 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 107 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 99 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 82 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 78 (0.69%) Ubuntu
15 72 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 46 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 43 (0.38%) CentOS
18 38 (0.34%) Solaris
19 32 (0.28%) AIX
19 32 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,807 (33.82%) Agile
2 2,459 (21.85%) DevOps
3 1,646 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
4 1,259 (11.19%) CI/CD
5 1,213 (10.78%) Scrum
6 1,171 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
7 1,169 (10.39%) ITIL
8 1,161 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
9 1,119 (9.94%) MVC
10 1,001 (8.89%) Analytics
11 995 (8.84%) Software Engineering
12 980 (8.71%) Project Management
13 796 (7.07%) Mentoring
14 787 (6.99%) CRM
15 762 (6.77%) Project Delivery
16 759 (6.74%) Migration
17 751 (6.67%) Microservices
18 749 (6.65%) Test Automation
19 640 (5.69%) Service Delivery
20 616 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,976 (26.44%) SQL
2 2,673 (23.75%) C#
3 1,746 (15.51%) JavaScript
4 1,097 (9.75%) PowerShell
5 809 (7.19%) Python
6 796 (7.07%) T-SQL
7 579 (5.14%) Java
8 493 (4.38%) TypeScript
9 200 (1.78%) Bash
10 139 (1.23%) Kotlin
11 130 (1.15%) C
12 118 (1.05%) Go
12 118 (1.05%) VB
13 107 (0.95%) C++
14 106 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 104 (0.92%) Scala
16 96 (0.85%) R
17 85 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 79 (0.70%) VBA
19 51 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,256 (11.16%) Degree
2 847 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 692 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 631 (5.61%) SC Cleared
5 270 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 189 (1.68%) DBS Check
7 183 (1.63%) MCSE
8 180 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 111 (0.99%) CISSP
10 103 (0.92%) MCSA
11 101 (0.90%) CCNA
12 95 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 89 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 85 (0.76%) CCNP
15 81 (0.72%) PMI Certification
16 77 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
17 69 (0.61%) Master's Degree
18 58 (0.52%) CISM
19 57 (0.51%) PMP
20 55 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (4.17%) QA
2 349 (3.10%) SLA
3 313 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 212 (1.88%) GDPR
5 194 (1.72%) PMO
6 178 (1.58%) Data Quality
7 162 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 83 (0.74%) Accessibility
9 77 (0.68%) NIST
10 71 (0.63%) PCI DSS
11 57 (0.51%) GRC
12 51 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 51 (0.45%) NCSC
13 23 (0.20%) HL7
13 23 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 18 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 17 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 13 (0.12%) SOC 2
17 12 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 12 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,679 (14.92%) Active Directory
2 738 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 582 (5.17%) Docker
4 357 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 219 (1.95%) vSphere
6 185 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 148 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 103 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
9 89 (0.79%) XenApp
10 61 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 56 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 43 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 42 (0.37%) BitLocker
14 36 (0.32%) Firmware
15 34 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
16 25 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 23 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 23 (0.20%) VMware NSX
18 22 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 21 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 700 (6.22%) Terraform
2 697 (6.19%) Kubernetes
3 431 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 407 (3.62%) SCCM
5 243 (2.16%) Ansible
6 131 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
7 100 (0.89%) WSUS
8 83 (0.74%) Puppet
9 77 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 74 (0.66%) SCOM
11 69 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 64 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 58 (0.52%) Grafana
14 56 (0.50%) Prometheus
15 52 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
16 38 (0.34%) SCSM
17 36 (0.32%) Nagios
18 34 (0.30%) CASB
19 31 (0.28%) FortiGate
20 22 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,051 (9.34%) VMware
2 686 (6.09%) Apple
3 665 (5.91%) Oracle
4 623 (5.53%) Adobe
5 598 (5.31%) Cisco
6 515 (4.58%) Google
7 473 (4.20%) Citrix
8 246 (2.19%) SAP
9 234 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
10 206 (1.83%) Xamarin
11 201 (1.79%) ServiceNow
12 195 (1.73%) HP
12 195 (1.73%) IBM
13 171 (1.52%) Dell
14 153 (1.36%) Databricks
15 138 (1.23%) NEC
16 136 (1.21%) Northgate
17 133 (1.18%) Veeam
18 125 (1.11%) Red Hat
19 107 (0.95%) Palo Alto