Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,136 954 1,223
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.68% 16.88% 15.42%
As % of the Vendors category 41.51% 42.82% 35.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,644 792 1,084
10th Percentile £31,400 £36,075 £33,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 7,554 2,228 3,402
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.76% 39.43% 42.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,151 1,825 2,840
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £35,225
25th Percentile £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £74,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £87,550
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%

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 18 June 2021.

Microsoft salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,780 (56.76%) Azure
2 928 (29.59%) SQL
3 886 (28.25%) Windows
4 843 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
5 767 (24.46%) Microsoft 365
6 722 (23.02%) .NET
7 708 (22.58%) DevOps
8 702 (22.39%) SQL Server
9 686 (21.88%) Social Skills
10 676 (21.56%) C#
11 651 (20.76%) Active Directory
12 457 (14.57%) Finance
13 436 (13.90%) JavaScript
14 432 (13.78%) VMware
14 432 (13.78%) AWS
15 412 (13.14%) Windows Server
16 406 (12.95%) Migration
17 375 (11.96%) SharePoint
18 350 (11.16%) Power Platform
19 334 (10.65%) PowerShell
20 310 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
21 307 (9.79%) Degree
22 303 (9.66%) Azure Active Directory
23 296 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
24 294 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 292 (9.31%) Oracle
26 284 (9.06%) ASP.NET
27 262 (8.35%) Presales
28 257 (8.20%) CSS
29 256 (8.16%) 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
1 375 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 117 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 111 (3.54%) IIS
4 66 (2.10%) CMS
5 44 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 43 (1.37%) Confluence
7 33 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 25 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (0.73%) EPiServer
9 23 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (0.61%) Apache
10 19 (0.61%) Kentico
11 18 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.54%) WordPress
13 16 (0.51%) nginx
14 12 (0.38%) Headless CMS
14 12 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 256 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 163 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.26%) Figma
8 7 (0.22%) InDesign
9 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.19%) SPSS
10 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.096%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.064%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.064%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.064%) Solid Edge
12 2 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.032%) Revit
13 1 (0.032%) Sketch
13 1 (0.032%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 124 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (1.21%) NetSuite
4 30 (0.96%) Sentinel
5 28 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
6 15 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.29%) Oracle Clinical
8 6 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.19%) Shopify
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.13%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.096%) Northgate Housing
11 3 (0.096%) Sage 300 ERP
11 3 (0.096%) SAP Business One
12 2 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.064%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,780 (56.76%) Azure
2 767 (24.46%) Microsoft 365
3 432 (13.78%) AWS
4 350 (11.16%) Power Platform
5 303 (9.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 237 (7.56%) PaaS
7 221 (7.05%) IaaS
8 198 (6.31%) Dynamics 365
9 183 (5.84%) SaaS
10 115 (3.67%) PowerApps
11 91 (2.90%) GCP
12 83 (2.65%) Serverless
13 76 (2.42%) OneDrive
14 74 (2.36%) Power Automate
15 67 (2.14%) Azure Service Bus
16 60 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
16 60 (1.91%) GitHub
17 48 (1.53%) Azure Functions
18 38 (1.21%) Azure Sentinel
19 35 (1.12%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 191 (6.09%) Firewall
2 150 (4.78%) DNS
3 115 (3.67%) DHCP
4 102 (3.25%) VPN
5 92 (2.93%) LAN
6 89 (2.84%) WAN
7 80 (2.55%) SAN
8 70 (2.23%) TCP/IP
9 57 (1.82%) Internet
10 53 (1.69%) Skype
11 45 (1.43%) VLAN
12 42 (1.34%) Unified Communications
13 32 (1.02%) Wireless
14 31 (0.99%) Intranet
15 29 (0.92%) Network Security
15 29 (0.92%) VoIP
16 25 (0.80%) PBX
16 25 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (0.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 702 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 230 (7.33%) Power BI
3 144 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 131 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
5 128 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 113 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 95 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 94 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 49 (1.56%) MySQL
9 49 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 47 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 46 (1.47%) Data Lake
12 43 (1.37%) Big Data
13 38 (1.21%) Tableau
14 36 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
15 33 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 22 (0.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 190 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 128 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 113 (3.60%) Jenkins
4 108 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 103 (3.28%) TeamCity
6 92 (2.93%) JIRA
7 56 (1.79%) JUnit
8 51 (1.63%) Maven
9 45 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 40 (1.28%) Selenium
11 24 (0.77%) Bitbucket
12 23 (0.73%) Cypress.io
12 23 (0.73%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.61%) Jasmine
14 18 (0.57%) gulp
15 17 (0.54%) WebDriver
16 16 (0.51%) Artifactory
16 16 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
17 15 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 686 (21.88%) Social Skills
2 457 (14.57%) Finance
3 241 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (4.94%) Marketing
5 146 (4.66%) Public Sector
6 144 (4.59%) Retail
7 99 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
8 93 (2.97%) Organisational Skills
9 76 (2.42%) Law
10 71 (2.26%) Telecoms
11 70 (2.23%) Manufacturing
12 65 (2.07%) Legal
13 42 (1.34%) Banking
14 36 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
14 36 (1.15%) Electronics
15 35 (1.12%) Advertising
16 33 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
17 32 (1.02%) Games
18 31 (0.99%) Back Office
19 30 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 780 (24.87%) Developer
2 353 (11.26%) Consultant
3 294 (9.38%) Architect
4 262 (8.35%) Analyst
5 256 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 252 (8.04%) Azure Engineer
7 209 (6.66%) C# Developer
8 202 (6.44%) Senior Developer
9 168 (5.36%) Software Developer
10 153 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 149 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 128 (4.08%) Support Engineer
13 114 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
14 106 (3.38%) Platform Engineer
15 100 (3.19%) Project Manager
16 97 (3.09%) IT Support
17 90 (2.87%) Azure Architect
18 87 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
19 85 (2.71%) SQL Developer
20 81 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 722 (23.02%) .NET
2 284 (9.06%) ASP.NET
3 257 (8.20%) CSS
4 254 (8.10%) HTML
5 242 (7.72%) .NET Core
6 187 (5.96%) React
7 184 (5.87%) .NET Framework
7 184 (5.87%) Web Services
8 155 (4.94%) AngularJS
9 134 (4.27%) RESTful
10 131 (4.18%) REST
11 124 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 112 (3.57%) jQuery
13 96 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 77 (2.46%) XML
15 76 (2.42%) HTML5
16 69 (2.20%) Entity Framework
16 69 (2.20%) JSON
17 61 (1.95%) Node.js
18 59 (1.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 147 (4.69%) Public Cloud
2 146 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 134 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
4 116 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 86 (2.74%) Cloud Native
6 85 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 78 (2.49%) User Experience
8 69 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 65 (2.07%) PKI
10 60 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 56 (1.79%) Driving Licence
12 51 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
13 47 (1.50%) Virtual Team
14 38 (1.21%) Social Media
15 36 (1.15%) Clustering
15 36 (1.15%) Replication
16 35 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
17 30 (0.96%) Private Cloud
18 21 (0.67%) N-Tier
19 19 (0.61%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 886 (28.25%) Windows
2 412 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 246 (7.84%) Linux
4 232 (7.40%) Windows 10
5 100 (3.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 89 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (2.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 46 (1.47%) Android
9 39 (1.24%) Unix
10 37 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 19 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.41%) CentOS
16 11 (0.35%) VMS
17 9 (0.29%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (22.58%) DevOps
3 406 (12.95%) Migration
4 310 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
5 296 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
6 262 (8.35%) Presales
7 234 (7.46%) Scrum
8 230 (7.33%) ITIL
9 228 (7.27%) Microservices
10 227 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 221 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
12 216 (6.89%) Project Management
13 210 (6.70%) Software Engineering
14 205 (6.54%) MVC
15 198 (6.31%) Project Delivery
16 193 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
17 189 (6.03%) Mentoring
18 173 (5.52%) CRM
19 147 (4.69%) SDLC
20 145 (4.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 928 (29.59%) SQL
2 676 (21.56%) C#
3 436 (13.90%) JavaScript
4 334 (10.65%) PowerShell
5 164 (5.23%) T-SQL
6 154 (4.91%) Python
7 125 (3.99%) Java
8 83 (2.65%) TypeScript
9 45 (1.43%) VB.NET
10 43 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 38 (1.21%) C
12 26 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 25 (0.80%) PHP
14 24 (0.77%) Go
15 19 (0.61%) R
16 17 (0.54%) VBA
17 16 (0.51%) VB
18 13 (0.41%) C++
18 13 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 307 (9.79%) Degree
2 223 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 140 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 122 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 108 (3.44%) MCSE
6 74 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 60 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (1.79%) MCP
9 47 (1.50%) CCNA
10 40 (1.28%) MCSA
11 34 (1.08%) CISSP
12 25 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (0.73%) CISM
13 23 (0.73%) PMI Certification
14 22 (0.70%) CCNP
15 21 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.67%) PMP
16 20 (0.64%) MCITP
16 20 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 19 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.67%) QA
2 77 (2.46%) SLA
3 52 (1.66%) GDPR
4 51 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (1.24%) NIST
6 30 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 24 (0.77%) PMO
8 19 (0.61%) Accessibility
9 18 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.51%) COBIT
11 12 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
14 6 (0.19%) GRC
15 4 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.13%) CDISC
15 4 (0.13%) WCAG
16 3 (0.096%) IEC 61508
17 2 (0.064%) NCSC
17 2 (0.064%) SOC 2
System Software
1 651 (20.76%) Active Directory
2 294 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (5.55%) Hyper-V
4 124 (3.95%) Docker
5 53 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 53 (1.69%) vSphere
6 31 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (0.80%) XenApp
8 19 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.35%) Shibboleth
11 9 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 9 (0.29%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.26%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.22%) Firmware
14 6 (0.19%) KVM
14 6 (0.19%) StorNext
14 6 (0.19%) Xsan
15 5 (0.16%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 220 (7.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 151 (4.82%) SCCM
3 146 (4.66%) Terraform
4 132 (4.21%) Kubernetes
5 76 (2.42%) Ansible
6 65 (2.07%) Puppet
7 52 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (1.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 43 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
10 26 (0.83%) vCenter Server
11 21 (0.67%) Rancher
12 15 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.38%) SCOM
13 12 (0.38%) WSUS
14 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.32%) SCVMM
16 9 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
17 8 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
18 7 (0.22%) HAProxy
18 7 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 432 (13.78%) VMware
2 292 (9.31%) Oracle
3 178 (5.68%) Cisco
4 144 (4.59%) Google
5 141 (4.50%) Citrix
6 96 (3.06%) EnterpriseDB
7 89 (2.84%) SAP
8 70 (2.23%) HP
9 69 (2.20%) Apple
10 64 (2.04%) Veeam
11 62 (1.98%) Databricks
12 49 (1.56%) Dell
12 49 (1.56%) Gemalto
13 47 (1.50%) NetApp
14 40 (1.28%) EMC
15 37 (1.18%) Adobe
15 37 (1.18%) IBM
15 37 (1.18%) Meraki
16 35 (1.12%) JD Edwards
16 35 (1.12%) Sophos