The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 972 960 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.45% 16.18% 15.96%
As % of the Vendors category 41.17% 36.68% 37.93%
Number of salaries quoted 841 811 835
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2361 2617 2526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.81% 44.09% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1979 2129 2092
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the South West

Microsoft
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 283 £37,500 -6.25% 45
Gloucestershire -6 162 £37,500 +7.14% 30
Wiltshire -4 148 £31,780 -9.20% 18
Somerset +7 135 £40,000 +14.28% 19
Dorset -2 132 £35,000 - 25
Devon +3 61 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Cornwall +16 48 £22,000 -5.37% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 850 (42.54%) Windows
2 774 (38.74%) MS Excel
3 702 (35.14%) SQL Server
4 635 (31.78%) SQL
5 577 (28.88%) .NET
6 517 (25.88%) C#
7 451 (22.57%) Active Directory
8 427 (21.37%) VMware
9 375 (18.77%) MS Exchange
10 369 (18.47%) Windows Server
11 368 (18.42%) ASP.NET
12 355 (17.77%) ITIL
13 334 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
14 302 (15.12%) Firewall
15 298 (14.91%) Finance
15 298 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 290 (14.51%) MVC
17 285 (14.26%) HTML
18 283 (14.16%) JavaScript
19 278 (13.91%) Cisco
19 278 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 271 (13.56%) MS Office
21 266 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
22 235 (11.76%) Degree
23 230 (11.51%) SharePoint
24 224 (11.21%) CSS
25 216 (10.81%) Visual Studio
26 202 (10.11%) Linux
27 198 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
28 195 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (18.77%) MS Exchange
2 230 (11.51%) SharePoint
3 190 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 121 (6.06%) IIS
5 113 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 99 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 56 (2.80%) Skype for Business
8 55 (2.75%) Apache
9 40 (2.00%) CMS
10 39 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 32 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (1.35%) JBoss
14 25 (1.25%) Umbraco
15 24 (1.20%) Node.js
16 21 (1.05%) Drupal
17 20 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
18 18 (0.90%) OpenStack
19 17 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 14 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 774 (38.74%) MS Excel
2 271 (13.56%) MS Office
3 81 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (2.50%) MS Project
5 28 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.25%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.050%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.050%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 50 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.75%) FastStats
4 15 (0.75%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.15%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.10%) Line 50
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.10%) Primavera
10 2 (0.10%) Unica
10 2 (0.10%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle ASCP
11 1 (0.050%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 176 (8.81%) Office 365
2 146 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.45%) SaaS
5 16 (0.80%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.30%) MailChimp
9 4 (0.20%) IaaS
9 4 (0.20%) Responsys
10 3 (0.15%) GitHub
10 3 (0.15%) PaaS
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.10%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.10%) Pure360
11 2 (0.10%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 302 (15.12%) Firewall
2 180 (9.01%) TCP/IP
3 168 (8.41%) DNS
4 148 (7.41%) VPN
5 144 (7.21%) SAN
6 136 (6.81%) VoIP
7 124 (6.21%) WAN
8 106 (5.31%) DHCP
9 101 (5.06%) LAN
10 76 (3.80%) Internet
11 71 (3.55%) Wireless
12 69 (3.45%) MPLS
13 50 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
14 49 (2.45%) VLAN
15 44 (2.20%) SSL
16 43 (2.15%) Unified Communications
17 41 (2.05%) Network Security
18 40 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
20 32 (1.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 702 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 177 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 134 (6.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 101 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 65 (3.25%) MySQL
7 64 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (3.10%) Relational Database
9 55 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (2.15%) MS Access
11 36 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 30 (1.50%) Oracle Database
14 29 (1.45%) NoSQL
15 26 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
16 24 (1.20%) MongoDB
17 18 (0.90%) QlikView
18 15 (0.75%) Power BI
19 14 (0.70%) Big Data
19 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 216 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 138 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.85%) Subversion
4 38 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 37 (1.85%) Selenium
6 26 (1.30%) JIRA
7 24 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 16 (0.80%) JUnit
10 15 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.50%) Maven
13 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.40%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.35%) SoapUI
16 7 (0.35%) Zephyr
General
1 298 (14.91%) Finance
2 132 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 104 (5.21%) Marketing
4 95 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 75 (3.75%) Banking
6 56 (2.80%) Electronics
7 42 (2.10%) Legal
8 37 (1.85%) Advertising
9 32 (1.60%) Retail
10 19 (0.95%) Billing
11 17 (0.85%) Publishing
12 14 (0.70%) Back Office
12 14 (0.70%) Law
13 13 (0.65%) Games
14 12 (0.60%) Automotive
15 11 (0.55%) German Language
15 11 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.45%) French Language
17 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
17 8 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 579 (28.98%) Developer
2 309 (15.47%) Analyst
3 259 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 256 (12.81%) .NET Developer
5 219 (10.96%) C# Developer
6 152 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 118 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 107 (5.36%) IT Support
9 102 (5.11%) Support Analyst
10 94 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 93 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 92 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 83 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
14 81 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 81 (4.05%) IT Engineer
15 76 (3.80%) Applications Support
16 75 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
17 74 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 73 (3.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 72 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 577 (28.88%) .NET
2 368 (18.42%) ASP.NET
3 285 (14.26%) HTML
4 224 (11.21%) CSS
5 195 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 182 (9.11%) .NET Framework
7 151 (7.56%) Web Services
8 150 (7.51%) jQuery
9 114 (5.71%) XML
10 100 (5.01%) AngularJS
11 83 (4.15%) Entity Framework
12 82 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 79 (3.95%) HTML5
14 77 (3.85%) WCF
15 70 (3.50%) SOAP
16 57 (2.85%) REST
17 54 (2.70%) JSON
18 48 (2.40%) LINQ
19 45 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 41 (2.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 175 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 71 (3.55%) Driving Licence
4 51 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.95%) EqualLogic
7 35 (1.75%) User Experience
8 32 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 31 (1.55%) iPad
9 31 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 30 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
10 30 (1.50%) EPoS
11 27 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
12 21 (1.05%) Credit Risk
12 21 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 21 (1.05%) SWIFT
13 20 (1.00%) Clustering
14 17 (0.85%) Statistics
15 16 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 850 (42.54%) Windows
2 369 (18.47%) Windows Server
3 298 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 202 (10.11%) Linux
5 198 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (9.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 140 (7.01%) Windows 7
8 87 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 68 (3.40%) Unix
9 68 (3.40%) Windows 10
10 50 (2.50%) Apple iOS
11 37 (1.85%) Windows XP
12 35 (1.75%) Android
13 31 (1.55%) Windows Vista
14 25 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.25%) Windows 2000
15 22 (1.10%) CentOS
16 11 (0.55%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.50%) Solaris
18 9 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (17.77%) ITIL
2 334 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (14.51%) MVC
4 185 (9.26%) Scrum
5 152 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (6.61%) Project Management
7 126 (6.31%) Software Engineering
8 125 (6.26%) Service Delivery
9 115 (5.76%) Web Development
10 107 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 104 (5.21%) CRM
12 83 (4.15%) SDLC
13 81 (4.05%) PRINCE2
14 80 (4.00%) OO
15 75 (3.75%) Time Management
16 72 (3.60%) Service Management
17 70 (3.50%) TDD
18 67 (3.35%) Data Modelling
18 67 (3.35%) ETL
19 65 (3.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 635 (31.78%) SQL
2 517 (25.88%) C#
3 283 (14.16%) JavaScript
4 142 (7.11%) T-SQL
5 112 (5.61%) PowerShell
6 98 (4.90%) VB
7 97 (4.85%) Java
8 84 (4.20%) C++
9 82 (4.10%) VB.NET
10 68 (3.40%) PHP
11 66 (3.30%) C
12 47 (2.35%) VB6
13 43 (2.15%) Python
14 24 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.15%) Ruby
16 22 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.10%) VBA
16 22 (1.10%) VC++
17 17 (0.85%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 266 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 235 (11.76%) Degree
3 193 (9.66%) Security Cleared
4 159 (7.96%) SC Cleared
5 116 (5.81%) MCSE
6 112 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (4.55%) CCNA
8 83 (4.15%) MCSA
9 63 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 50 (2.50%) MCP
11 49 (2.45%) CCNP
12 46 (2.30%) ISEB
13 43 (2.15%) ISTQB
14 42 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 41 (2.05%) A+ Certification
16 39 (1.95%) MCITP
17 35 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
18 32 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 31 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
20 30 (1.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.06%) SLA
2 53 (2.65%) QA
3 16 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.70%) COBIT
4 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) GPG13
7 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.10%) P3O
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 451 (22.57%) Active Directory
2 278 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 102 (5.11%) XenApp
5 65 (3.25%) vSphere
6 38 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.90%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.70%) XenServer
11 13 (0.65%) vCloud
12 12 (0.60%) Xen
13 10 (0.50%) Docker
13 10 (0.50%) Firmware
14 9 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.40%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.35%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.30%) Apache Flume
17 6 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 85 (4.25%) SCCM
2 71 (3.55%) SCOM
3 46 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 42 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 37 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 27 (1.35%) Puppet
7 25 (1.25%) Foglight
7 25 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 24 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
8 24 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
9 22 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (1.00%) WSUS
11 15 (0.75%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.65%) Ansible
13 12 (0.60%) Cobbler
13 12 (0.60%) Salt
13 12 (0.60%) Terraform
14 11 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 427 (21.37%) VMware
2 278 (13.91%) Cisco
3 182 (9.11%) Citrix
4 150 (7.51%) HP
5 105 (5.26%) Oracle
6 92 (4.60%) Dell
7 78 (3.90%) SAP
8 72 (3.60%) NetApp
9 64 (3.20%) Symantec
10 59 (2.95%) Juniper
11 53 (2.65%) EMC
12 51 (2.55%) WatchGuard
13 44 (2.20%) CheckPoint
14 43 (2.15%) Red Hat
15 39 (1.95%) Intel Security
16 38 (1.90%) Veeam
17 37 (1.85%) Google
18 31 (1.55%) Remedy
19 29 (1.45%) Apple
20 28 (1.40%) IBM
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