The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3585 4041 3706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.63% 19.36% 18.04%
As % of the Vendors category 36.97% 38.33% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3148 3477 3099
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9698 10544 9918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.39% 50.51% 48.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8089 8387 7736
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,025
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 875 £45,000 +5.88% 184
Surrey 0 857 £45,000 +5.88% 132
Hampshire -4 671 £37,500 +6.38% 122
Buckinghamshire -10 304 £40,000 +6.66% 55
Oxfordshire 0 286 £40,000 +14.28% 83
Kent +3 254 £35,000 -6.66% 36
West Sussex -6 179 £40,000 +3.89% 32
East Sussex -2 106 £25,000 -33.33% 12
Middlesex 0 26 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Sussex +5 7 £75,000 +97.36%
Isle of Wight 0 5 £37,500 +1.35% 2
Thames Valley +4 4 £73,750 -1.66%
Home Counties -1 3 £60,000 +9.09%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 3286 (43.34%) MS Excel
2 3037 (40.06%) Windows
3 2739 (36.13%) SQL Server
4 2401 (31.67%) SQL
5 1977 (26.07%) .NET
6 1933 (25.49%) Active Directory
7 1848 (24.37%) C#
8 1620 (21.37%) Windows Server
9 1459 (19.24%) VMware
10 1374 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
11 1271 (16.76%) Finance
12 1270 (16.75%) MS Office
13 1222 (16.12%) JavaScript
14 1190 (15.70%) ASP.NET
15 1176 (15.51%) MS Exchange
16 1127 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 1096 (14.46%) Degree
18 1053 (13.89%) HTML
19 995 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
20 976 (12.87%) CSS
21 930 (12.27%) ITIL
22 920 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
23 903 (11.91%) MVC
24 880 (11.61%) Cisco
25 870 (11.47%) Firewall
26 817 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
27 719 (9.48%) SharePoint
28 695 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
29 671 (8.85%) Linux
30 650 (8.57%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1176 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 719 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 628 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 448 (5.91%) IIS
5 414 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 338 (4.46%) Skype for Business
7 201 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 152 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 144 (1.90%) CMS
10 112 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 111 (1.46%) Apache
12 106 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 100 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 89 (1.17%) SAS
15 86 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
16 69 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
17 59 (0.78%) Node.js
18 58 (0.76%) WebLogic
19 57 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
20 50 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3286 (43.34%) MS Excel
2 1270 (16.75%) MS Office
3 273 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 229 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 166 (2.19%) MS Project
6 27 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.34%) SPSS
8 21 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.18%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.15%) InDesign
13 9 (0.12%) RoboHelp
14 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.079%) InfoPath
16 5 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
16 5 (0.066%) CINEMA 4D
17 4 (0.053%) Adobe Premiere
17 4 (0.053%) Windchill
18 2 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 256 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 162 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 72 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 45 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 30 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 28 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
8 20 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
9 18 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
10 13 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
11 12 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
12 9 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.092%) SAP GRC
14 6 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
14 6 (0.079%) SAP CRM
14 6 (0.079%) SAP HR
14 6 (0.079%) SAP Payroll
15 5 (0.066%) Magento
15 5 (0.066%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 581 (7.66%) Office 365
2 529 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 238 (3.14%) SaaS
4 169 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (0.66%) IaaS
7 37 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 36 (0.47%) PaaS
9 28 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 27 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.24%) SoftLayer
12 16 (0.21%) Google Apps
13 13 (0.17%) GitHub
14 12 (0.16%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.12%) Yammer
16 6 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.079%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.066%) Force.com
17 5 (0.066%) Mimecast
17 5 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 870 (11.47%) Firewall
2 600 (7.91%) DNS
3 541 (7.14%) WAN
4 517 (6.82%) LAN
5 510 (6.73%) TCP/IP
6 468 (6.17%) SAN
7 373 (4.92%) DHCP
8 308 (4.06%) VPN
9 239 (3.15%) Internet
10 203 (2.68%) VoIP
11 149 (1.97%) Wireless
12 120 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
12 120 (1.58%) VLAN
13 107 (1.41%) iSCSI
14 93 (1.23%) SMTP
15 88 (1.16%) NAS
16 87 (1.15%) MPLS
16 87 (1.15%) Network Security
17 83 (1.09%) Intranet
18 80 (1.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2739 (36.13%) SQL Server
2 600 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 531 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 518 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 415 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 405 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 317 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 312 (4.12%) Relational Database
9 197 (2.60%) MySQL
10 195 (2.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 193 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 161 (2.12%) Oracle Database
13 149 (1.97%) MS Access
14 142 (1.87%) NoSQL
15 130 (1.71%) Big Data
16 118 (1.56%) RDBMS
17 91 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
18 85 (1.12%) Data Mining
18 85 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 79 (1.04%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 493 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 463 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 194 (2.56%) NUnit
4 120 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 99 (1.31%) Subversion
6 94 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
7 84 (1.11%) JIRA
8 80 (1.06%) Selenium
9 61 (0.80%) Moq
10 51 (0.67%) MSTest
11 36 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 33 (0.44%) ReSharper
13 29 (0.38%) Bugzilla
14 24 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
15 23 (0.30%) SoapUI
15 23 (0.30%) TeamCity
15 23 (0.30%) Toad
16 21 (0.28%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.28%) ERwin
16 21 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 1271 (16.76%) Finance
2 273 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 251 (3.31%) Retail
4 242 (3.19%) Marketing
5 140 (1.85%) Advertising
6 137 (1.81%) Banking
7 114 (1.50%) Legal
7 114 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 81 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 69 (0.91%) Electronics
10 64 (0.84%) German Language
11 50 (0.66%) Publishing
12 45 (0.59%) Back Office
12 45 (0.59%) Local Government
13 40 (0.53%) Games
14 39 (0.51%) Automotive
15 36 (0.47%) French Language
15 36 (0.47%) Front Office
16 32 (0.42%) Dutch Language
17 29 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1784 (23.53%) Developer
2 1229 (16.21%) Analyst
3 818 (10.79%) .NET Developer
4 771 (10.17%) C# Developer
5 704 (9.29%) Support Engineer
6 582 (7.68%) Consultant
7 525 (6.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 452 (5.96%) Support Analyst
9 437 (5.76%) IT Support
10 421 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 403 (5.32%) Architect
12 375 (4.95%) SQL Developer
13 373 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
14 337 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
15 326 (4.30%) Administrator
16 316 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 281 (3.71%) Software Developer
18 279 (3.68%) Senior Developer
19 275 (3.63%) IT Engineer
20 255 (3.36%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1977 (26.07%) .NET
2 1190 (15.70%) ASP.NET
3 1053 (13.89%) HTML
4 976 (12.87%) CSS
5 585 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 522 (6.88%) jQuery
7 500 (6.59%) XML
8 432 (5.70%) .NET Framework
9 388 (5.12%) Web Services
10 355 (4.68%) HTML5
11 317 (4.18%) WCF
12 272 (3.59%) Ajax
13 238 (3.14%) CSS3
14 230 (3.03%) AngularJS
15 190 (2.51%) Entity Framework
16 165 (2.18%) WPF
17 137 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 128 (1.69%) REST
19 125 (1.65%) SOAP
20 124 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 695 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 416 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 377 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 228 (3.01%) Clustering
5 218 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 198 (2.61%) Blackberry
7 193 (2.55%) Driving Licence
8 189 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 159 (2.10%) Mathematics
10 154 (2.03%) Mobile App
11 145 (1.91%) User Experience
12 83 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 72 (0.95%) iPad
13 72 (0.95%) Replication
14 69 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
15 66 (0.87%) Visualisation
16 64 (0.84%) Data Integration
17 62 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
17 62 (0.82%) iPhone
18 59 (0.78%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3037 (40.06%) Windows
2 1620 (21.37%) Windows Server
3 995 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 920 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 671 (8.85%) Linux
6 561 (7.40%) Windows 7
7 392 (5.17%) Windows 8
8 378 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 264 (3.48%) Windows XP
10 246 (3.24%) Unix
11 170 (2.24%) Android
12 139 (1.83%) Apple iOS
13 131 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 110 (1.45%) Mac OS X
15 74 (0.98%) Windows 10
16 67 (0.88%) CentOS
17 59 (0.78%) Solaris
18 57 (0.75%) Windows Vista
19 52 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
20 35 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1374 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
2 930 (12.27%) ITIL
3 903 (11.91%) MVC
4 631 (8.32%) Business Intelligence
5 543 (7.16%) Project Management
6 508 (6.70%) CRM
7 467 (6.16%) Scrum
8 423 (5.58%) Software Engineering
9 392 (5.17%) TDD
10 374 (4.93%) Mentoring
11 358 (4.72%) OO
12 357 (4.71%) Presales
13 325 (4.29%) Migration
14 309 (4.08%) SDLC
15 288 (3.80%) Service Delivery
16 272 (3.59%) PRINCE2
17 254 (3.35%) ERP
18 250 (3.30%) Service Management
19 234 (3.09%) ETL
20 231 (3.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2401 (31.67%) SQL
2 1848 (24.37%) C#
3 1222 (16.12%) JavaScript
4 626 (8.26%) T-SQL
5 281 (3.71%) PowerShell
6 277 (3.65%) Java
7 271 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 183 (2.41%) C++
8 183 (2.41%) Python
9 162 (2.14%) VB
10 154 (2.03%) C
11 151 (1.99%) Perl
12 135 (1.78%) PHP
13 134 (1.77%) VBA
14 111 (1.46%) PL/SQL
15 82 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 78 (1.03%) VBScript
17 64 (0.84%) Ruby
18 49 (0.65%) Bash Shell
19 42 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1127 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1096 (14.46%) Degree
3 553 (7.29%) MCSE
4 390 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
5 343 (4.52%) Security Cleared
6 303 (4.00%) MCITP
7 293 (3.86%) MCSA
8 286 (3.77%) MCP
9 263 (3.47%) CCNA
10 180 (2.37%) SC Cleared
11 138 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 134 (1.77%) MCTS
13 111 (1.46%) CCNP
14 91 (1.20%) ISEB
15 68 (0.90%) ISTQB
16 65 (0.86%) A+ Certification
17 61 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
18 49 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 47 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 43 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 532 (7.02%) SLA
2 277 (3.65%) QA
3 100 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 75 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 38 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.18%) SEPA
10 12 (0.16%) COBIT
11 11 (0.15%) ISO22301
12 8 (0.11%) GAAP
13 6 (0.079%) GAMP
13 6 (0.079%) GxP
13 6 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.079%) P3O
14 4 (0.053%) DICOM
14 4 (0.053%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.040%) GCP
15 3 (0.040%) GMP
System Software
1 1933 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 817 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 650 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 284 (3.75%) vSphere
5 190 (2.51%) VMware ESX
6 157 (2.07%) XenApp
7 112 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 102 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 82 (1.08%) Terminal Services
10 53 (0.70%) vCloud
11 39 (0.51%) IMail Server
12 38 (0.50%) VMware Server
13 32 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
14 31 (0.41%) ISA Server
15 29 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
16 26 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
18 18 (0.24%) XenServer
19 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 14 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 341 (4.50%) SCCM
2 221 (2.91%) SCOM
3 149 (1.97%) Backup Exec
4 102 (1.35%) WSUS
5 66 (0.87%) Puppet
6 58 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 54 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 37 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
8 37 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 34 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 31 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 29 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 28 (0.37%) SCSM
13 26 (0.34%) HP SIM
13 26 (0.34%) SCOrch
14 25 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 24 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 21 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 20 (0.26%) Windows Intune
18 19 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1459 (19.24%) VMware
2 880 (11.61%) Cisco
3 621 (8.19%) Oracle
4 557 (7.35%) Citrix
5 432 (5.70%) HP
6 266 (3.51%) Dell
7 224 (2.95%) SAP
8 202 (2.66%) Symantec
9 195 (2.57%) IBM
10 160 (2.11%) Avaya
11 149 (1.97%) NetApp
12 138 (1.82%) EMC
12 138 (1.82%) Google
13 115 (1.52%) Red Hat
14 113 (1.49%) Apple
15 94 (1.24%) CheckPoint
16 93 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
17 91 (1.20%) Sophos
18 90 (1.19%) Tableau
19 80 (1.06%) Juniper
South East
Project People Ltd.
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: BENEFITS
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Modis
Salary: Benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
DGH Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: £25k - £27.5k per annum + 10 % Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £49000 per annum + training & bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + bonus + car
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Yateley, Hampshire
That Recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £17,000 per annum + 5% Flexible Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Conexus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Training + Career progression
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago