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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3747 4173 4508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.39% 19.24% 19.11%
As % of the Vendors category 38.92% 38.02% 39.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3243 3448 3732
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
9627 10976 11300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 49.81% 50.62% 47.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8046 8611 8884
Average salary £44,141 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Surrey +1 965 £42,250 -0.58% 93
Berkshire -1 795 £42,500 - 110
Hampshire +2 774 £37,500 -6.25% 114
Oxfordshire +2 291 £40,000 +14.28% 46
Buckinghamshire -5 282 £40,500 +8.00% 33
Kent -3 233 £35,000 +7.69% 21
West Sussex -10 216 £40,000 +4.71% 11
East Sussex +10 145 £35,000 -2.77% 13
Middlesex +15 31 £47,500 +39.70% 1
Sussex +4 2 £62,500 +38.12%
Home Counties 0 2 £47,000 -32.85%
M4 Corridor +1 1 £58,000 +45.00%
Thames Valley -2 1 £53,000 -29.33%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3175 (43.67%) MS Excel
2 3081 (42.38%) Windows
3 2474 (34.03%) SQL Server
4 2226 (30.62%) SQL
5 1897 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 1831 (25.19%) .NET
7 1786 (24.57%) C#
8 1575 (21.66%) Windows Server
9 1469 (20.21%) VMware
10 1375 (18.91%) MS Office
11 1296 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
12 1234 (16.97%) Finance
13 1131 (15.56%) JavaScript
14 1114 (15.32%) MS Exchange
15 1056 (14.53%) ASP.NET
16 1037 (14.26%) Degree
17 1017 (13.99%) HTML
18 979 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
19 939 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
20 936 (12.87%) CSS
21 919 (12.64%) Cisco
22 904 (12.43%) Firewall
23 897 (12.34%) ITIL
24 892 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
25 865 (11.90%) MVC
26 839 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
27 725 (9.97%) Office 365
28 680 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
29 671 (9.23%) Hyper-V
30 649 (8.93%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1114 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 649 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 564 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 456 (6.27%) IIS
5 438 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 288 (3.96%) Skype for Business
7 185 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 111 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 107 (1.47%) CMS
10 99 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 98 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 87 (1.20%) Node.js
13 85 (1.17%) Apache
14 71 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 61 (0.84%) SAS
16 57 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
17 52 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
18 46 (0.63%) WebLogic
19 44 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
19 44 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3175 (43.67%) MS Excel
2 1375 (18.91%) MS Office
3 260 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 206 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 171 (2.35%) MS Project
6 37 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.14%) InDesign
11 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.11%) RoboHelp
11 8 (0.11%) SPSS
12 6 (0.083%) Maple
13 5 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.055%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.055%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.028%) Siemens NX
16 2 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 331 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 123 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 40 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 38 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 26 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
7 23 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 14 (0.19%) SAP HR
9 13 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 13 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
10 11 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
11 9 (0.12%) assyst
12 7 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
12 7 (0.096%) SAP GRC
13 6 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 6 (0.083%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 725 (9.97%) Office 365
2 561 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (2.63%) SaaS
4 176 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (0.62%) IaaS
6 38 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (0.43%) Yammer
8 27 (0.37%) PaaS
9 26 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.21%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.15%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.069%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (0.055%) Force.com
13 4 (0.055%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.041%) AdWords
14 3 (0.041%) Basecamp
15 2 (0.028%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 904 (12.43%) Firewall
2 594 (8.17%) DNS
3 565 (7.77%) WAN
4 538 (7.40%) LAN
5 485 (6.67%) SAN
6 439 (6.04%) TCP/IP
7 396 (5.45%) DHCP
8 324 (4.46%) VPN
9 233 (3.20%) Internet
10 198 (2.72%) VoIP
11 170 (2.34%) Wireless
12 124 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
13 122 (1.68%) VLAN
14 116 (1.60%) Network Security
15 101 (1.39%) Skype
16 95 (1.31%) NAS
17 82 (1.13%) SMTP
18 81 (1.11%) iSCSI
19 80 (1.10%) MPLS
20 72 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2474 (34.03%) SQL Server
2 522 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 410 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 407 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 292 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 285 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 260 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 249 (3.43%) Relational Database
9 207 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 197 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 178 (2.45%) MySQL
12 116 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 97 (1.33%) MS Access
14 85 (1.17%) NoSQL
15 80 (1.10%) Big Data
16 79 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
17 73 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 64 (0.88%) RDBMS
19 59 (0.81%) Data Mining
20 56 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 485 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 459 (6.31%) Visual Studio
3 163 (2.24%) NUnit
4 137 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 108 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 93 (1.28%) JIRA
7 89 (1.22%) Selenium
8 72 (0.99%) Subversion
9 58 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 41 (0.56%) Bugzilla
11 33 (0.45%) Jenkins
12 30 (0.41%) MSTest
13 28 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 26 (0.36%) SoapUI
15 23 (0.32%) ReSharper
15 23 (0.32%) Toad
16 20 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 18 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
18 16 (0.22%) SpecFlow
19 15 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 1234 (16.97%) Finance
2 338 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 226 (3.11%) Retail
4 209 (2.87%) Marketing
5 168 (2.31%) Banking
6 132 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 130 (1.79%) Advertising
8 102 (1.40%) Legal
9 68 (0.94%) Electronics
10 67 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 59 (0.81%) German Language
12 53 (0.73%) Back Office
13 43 (0.59%) Local Government
14 36 (0.50%) Publishing
15 32 (0.44%) Dutch Language
15 32 (0.44%) French Language
16 27 (0.37%) Automotive
16 27 (0.37%) Front Office
17 24 (0.33%) Billing
17 24 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 1693 (23.29%) Developer
2 1285 (17.68%) Analyst
3 775 (10.66%) .NET Developer
4 770 (10.59%) C# Developer
5 680 (9.35%) Support Engineer
6 524 (7.21%) Support Analyst
7 508 (6.99%) Consultant
8 502 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 409 (5.63%) IT Support
10 402 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 396 (5.45%) Architect
12 347 (4.77%) ASP.NET Developer
13 335 (4.61%) Administrator
14 324 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
15 316 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 312 (4.29%) SQL Developer
17 303 (4.17%) Software Developer
18 276 (3.80%) IT Engineer
19 272 (3.74%) Senior Developer
20 233 (3.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1831 (25.19%) .NET
2 1056 (14.53%) ASP.NET
3 1017 (13.99%) HTML
4 936 (12.87%) CSS
5 594 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 586 (8.06%) jQuery
7 484 (6.66%) XML
8 384 (5.28%) Web Services
9 375 (5.16%) .NET Framework
10 343 (4.72%) HTML5
11 275 (3.78%) AngularJS
12 272 (3.74%) WCF
13 232 (3.19%) Ajax
14 229 (3.15%) Entity Framework
15 225 (3.09%) CSS3
16 213 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 172 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 153 (2.10%) WPF
19 151 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 144 (1.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 680 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 444 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 381 (5.24%) Data Centre
4 254 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 227 (3.12%) Clustering
6 206 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 204 (2.81%) Driving Licence
8 179 (2.46%) Mathematics
9 136 (1.87%) Blackberry
10 130 (1.79%) Mobile App
11 125 (1.72%) User Experience
12 90 (1.24%) Replication
13 85 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
14 71 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 63 (0.87%) Visualisation
16 58 (0.80%) Data Integration
17 54 (0.74%) iPad
18 47 (0.65%) EPoS
18 47 (0.65%) iPhone
19 46 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3081 (42.38%) Windows
2 1575 (21.66%) Windows Server
3 939 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 892 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 624 (8.58%) Linux
6 594 (8.17%) Windows 7
7 388 (5.34%) Windows 8
8 377 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 215 (2.96%) Windows XP
10 198 (2.72%) Unix
11 162 (2.23%) Windows 10
12 146 (2.01%) Android
13 116 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 110 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 107 (1.47%) Mac OS X
16 78 (1.07%) Solaris
17 55 (0.76%) Windows Vista
18 54 (0.74%) CentOS
19 46 (0.63%) Windows 2000
20 44 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1296 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 897 (12.34%) ITIL
3 865 (11.90%) MVC
4 533 (7.33%) Project Management
5 524 (7.21%) CRM
6 502 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
7 418 (5.75%) Scrum
8 412 (5.67%) Software Engineering
9 389 (5.35%) Web Development
10 340 (4.68%) TDD
11 329 (4.53%) OO
12 321 (4.42%) Presales
13 310 (4.26%) Mentoring
14 289 (3.98%) PRINCE2
15 287 (3.95%) Service Delivery
16 284 (3.91%) SDLC
17 279 (3.84%) Migration
18 248 (3.41%) ERP
19 246 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
20 220 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2226 (30.62%) SQL
2 1786 (24.57%) C#
3 1131 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 514 (7.07%) T-SQL
5 289 (3.98%) PowerShell
6 243 (3.34%) Java
7 225 (3.09%) VB.NET
8 223 (3.07%) C++
9 155 (2.13%) C
10 143 (1.97%) Python
11 107 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 102 (1.40%) VB
13 90 (1.24%) Perl
14 86 (1.18%) VBScript
15 84 (1.16%) PHP
16 81 (1.11%) VBA
17 54 (0.74%) Ruby
18 43 (0.59%) Shell Script
19 36 (0.50%) VB6
19 36 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1037 (14.26%) Degree
2 979 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 464 (6.38%) MCSE
4 424 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
5 360 (4.95%) Security Cleared
6 271 (3.73%) CCNA
7 237 (3.26%) SC Cleared
8 220 (3.03%) MCITP
9 218 (3.00%) MCSA
10 185 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 180 (2.48%) MCP
12 105 (1.44%) CCNP
12 105 (1.44%) MCTS
13 73 (1.00%) A+ Certification
14 62 (0.85%) ISEB
15 58 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 56 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
17 54 (0.74%) CISSP
18 50 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
19 48 (0.66%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (7.84%) SLA
2 351 (4.83%) QA
3 106 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 54 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 36 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 24 (0.33%) ISO22301
9 16 (0.22%) COBIT
9 16 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 15 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.18%) DICOM
11 13 (0.18%) GAAP
12 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.12%) SEPA
13 7 (0.096%) ISO27002
14 6 (0.083%) GAMP
14 6 (0.083%) HL7
15 5 (0.069%) RMADS
16 4 (0.055%) P3O
System Software
1 1897 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 839 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 671 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 261 (3.59%) vSphere
5 212 (2.92%) XenApp
6 179 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 153 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 115 (1.58%) XenDesktop
9 72 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 43 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (0.58%) vCloud
12 34 (0.47%) IMail Server
13 29 (0.40%) ISA Server
14 28 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 27 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
16 25 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
17 20 (0.28%) XenServer
18 19 (0.26%) Samba
19 18 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 18 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 364 (5.01%) SCCM
2 186 (2.56%) SCOM
3 114 (1.57%) WSUS
4 103 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 61 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 54 (0.74%) Puppet
7 49 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 44 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 38 (0.52%) SCSM
9 38 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 36 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
11 33 (0.45%) HP SIM
11 33 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 31 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
13 29 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
14 28 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 26 (0.36%) SCOrch
16 24 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
16 24 (0.33%) Nagios
17 23 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1469 (20.21%) VMware
2 919 (12.64%) Cisco
3 601 (8.27%) Citrix
4 534 (7.35%) Oracle
5 439 (6.04%) HP
6 254 (3.49%) Dell
7 223 (3.07%) SAP
8 178 (2.45%) IBM
9 153 (2.10%) Avaya
10 147 (2.02%) NetApp
11 146 (2.01%) Symantec
12 126 (1.73%) Sophos
13 119 (1.64%) EMC
14 113 (1.55%) Red Hat
15 106 (1.46%) Google
16 94 (1.29%) Juniper
17 91 (1.25%) Apple
18 88 (1.21%) CheckPoint
19 74 (1.02%) F5
19 74 (1.02%) SolarWinds
Woking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary to be discussed directly
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £37231.00 - £46538.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42253.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Up to £45K Plus Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum pension, life assurance, healthcare,
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits inc equity share
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Seaford, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Somerset
Dynamic Nation
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Champion Employment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Thatcham, Berkshire
Yoh
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Car allowance + stock options + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday