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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1075 906 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.85% 15.46% 17.21%
As % of the Vendors category 44.29% 34.91% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 899 780 920
Median salary £36,136 £37,500 £35,375
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
2427 2595 2613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.81% 44.29% 42.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2004 2124 2081
Median salary £38,000 £38,517 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.34% +4.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +13 263 £37,500 -3.59% 31
Wiltshire +3 216 £32,500 -7.14% 27
Somerset +12 178 £39,500 +3.94% 15
Gloucestershire -8 149 £40,000 +5.26% 19
Dorset +3 133 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Cornwall +16 68 £23,000 -29.23% 6
Devon -2 57 £30,000 - 8
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 831 (39.48%) Windows
2 816 (38.76%) MS Excel
3 643 (30.55%) SQL Server
4 584 (27.74%) SQL
5 543 (25.80%) .NET
6 493 (23.42%) C#
7 458 (21.76%) VMware
8 454 (21.57%) Active Directory
9 384 (18.24%) MS Exchange
10 381 (18.10%) ITIL
11 362 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
12 355 (16.86%) Windows Server
13 338 (16.06%) ASP.NET
14 333 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 321 (15.25%) MS Office
16 317 (15.06%) Firewall
17 301 (14.30%) Cisco
18 293 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 285 (13.54%) JavaScript
20 273 (12.97%) HTML
20 273 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
21 270 (12.83%) Finance
22 251 (11.92%) MVC
23 236 (11.21%) Degree
24 231 (10.97%) SharePoint
25 221 (10.50%) Visual Studio
26 216 (10.26%) Security Cleared
27 214 (10.17%) CSS
28 206 (9.79%) Linux
28 206 (9.79%) Office 365

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
1 384 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 231 (10.97%) SharePoint
3 195 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 128 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 104 (4.94%) IIS
6 101 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 56 (2.66%) Skype for Business
8 47 (2.23%) CMS
9 39 (1.85%) Apache
10 36 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 33 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 32 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
13 30 (1.43%) JBoss
13 30 (1.43%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
17 17 (0.81%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 816 (38.76%) MS Excel
2 321 (15.25%) MS Office
3 78 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (3.14%) MS Project
5 39 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.24%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.095%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.095%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.048%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.048%) Pixate
10 1 (0.048%) Simulink
10 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 37 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.38%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.29%) FastStats
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.24%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.19%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.095%) Line 50
10 2 (0.095%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 206 (9.79%) Office 365
2 180 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.38%) SaaS
5 17 (0.81%) GitHub
6 13 (0.62%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.52%) IaaS
7 11 (0.52%) PaaS
8 10 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.48%) MailChimp
9 7 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.29%) Trello
11 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.19%) Responsys
12 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.14%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.095%) AdWords
13 2 (0.095%) Silverpop
13 2 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 317 (15.06%) Firewall
2 194 (9.22%) DNS
2 194 (9.22%) TCP/IP
3 176 (8.36%) VPN
4 144 (6.84%) VoIP
5 140 (6.65%) WAN
6 121 (5.75%) SAN
7 112 (5.32%) LAN
8 97 (4.61%) DHCP
9 82 (3.90%) MPLS
10 69 (3.28%) Wireless
11 61 (2.90%) Internet
12 52 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (2.28%) Network Security
13 48 (2.28%) SSL
14 45 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (2.09%) ADSL
16 42 (2.00%) VLAN
17 37 (1.76%) Ethernet
18 33 (1.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (30.55%) SQL Server
2 169 (8.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 115 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 89 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 66 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 61 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 48 (2.28%) Relational Database
10 44 (2.09%) MySQL
11 27 (1.28%) MS Access
12 25 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 24 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
13 24 (1.14%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 21 (1.00%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 14 (0.67%) Big Data
17 14 (0.67%) Hadoop
18 12 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 221 (10.50%) Visual Studio
2 146 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 53 (2.52%) Subversion
5 52 (2.47%) Selenium
6 45 (2.14%) Jenkins
7 38 (1.81%) JIRA
7 38 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 34 (1.62%) SpecFlow
9 22 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 21 (1.00%) JUnit
11 20 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.57%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.57%) Zephyr
15 11 (0.52%) Maven
16 10 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 8 (0.38%) WebDriver
18 7 (0.33%) Moq
General
1 270 (12.83%) Finance
2 120 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 101 (4.80%) Marketing
4 97 (4.61%) Manufacturing
5 55 (2.61%) Banking
6 52 (2.47%) Electronics
7 39 (1.85%) Legal
8 38 (1.81%) Advertising
9 25 (1.19%) Retail
10 16 (0.76%) Back Office
11 15 (0.71%) Billing
12 12 (0.57%) Law
13 11 (0.52%) French Language
14 9 (0.43%) German Language
15 7 (0.33%) Automotive
15 7 (0.33%) Military
15 7 (0.33%) Publishing
16 5 (0.24%) Games
16 5 (0.24%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 544 (25.84%) Developer
2 305 (14.49%) Analyst
3 269 (12.78%) Support Engineer
4 258 (12.26%) .NET Developer
5 221 (10.50%) C# Developer
6 173 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 106 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 104 (4.94%) IT Support
9 102 (4.85%) Support Analyst
10 89 (4.23%) Software Developer
11 88 (4.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 82 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
13 79 (3.75%) Senior Developer
14 77 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 75 (3.56%) Applications Support
16 74 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
17 73 (3.47%) Network Engineer
18 72 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
19 70 (3.33%) Consultant
20 69 (3.28%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (25.80%) .NET
2 338 (16.06%) ASP.NET
3 273 (12.97%) HTML
4 214 (10.17%) CSS
5 183 (8.69%) .NET Framework
6 166 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 150 (7.13%) Web Services
8 144 (6.84%) jQuery
9 108 (5.13%) AngularJS
10 102 (4.85%) XML
11 87 (4.13%) HTML5
12 86 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 69 (3.28%) WCF
14 64 (3.04%) SOAP
15 61 (2.90%) Entity Framework
16 57 (2.71%) REST
17 48 (2.28%) CSS3
18 44 (2.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 44 (2.09%) WPF
19 40 (1.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.70%) Data Centre
3 92 (4.37%) Driving Licence
4 76 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.23%) User Experience
6 44 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
7 36 (1.71%) Clustering
8 30 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 28 (1.33%) iPad
10 25 (1.19%) EPoS
11 24 (1.14%) EqualLogic
12 23 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 20 (0.95%) Credit Risk
13 20 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (0.90%) Replication
15 18 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.86%) SWIFT
15 18 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 831 (39.48%) Windows
2 355 (16.86%) Windows Server
3 333 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 206 (9.79%) Linux
5 201 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 196 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 144 (6.84%) Windows 7
8 79 (3.75%) Windows 8
9 77 (3.66%) Windows 10
10 56 (2.66%) Unix
11 34 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 33 (1.57%) Windows XP
13 32 (1.52%) Android
14 28 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.28%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.90%) CentOS
17 15 (0.71%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.62%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.52%) Solaris
20 8 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (18.10%) ITIL
2 362 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (11.92%) MVC
4 168 (7.98%) Scrum
5 158 (7.51%) Project Management
6 153 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
7 135 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 115 (5.46%) PRINCE2
9 108 (5.13%) Software Engineering
9 108 (5.13%) Web Development
10 107 (5.08%) Mentoring
11 102 (4.85%) CRM
12 98 (4.66%) OO
13 97 (4.61%) SDLC
14 84 (3.99%) TDD
15 82 (3.90%) Data Protection
16 81 (3.85%) Service Management
17 75 (3.56%) DevOps
18 74 (3.52%) Data Modelling
19 72 (3.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 584 (27.74%) SQL
2 493 (23.42%) C#
3 285 (13.54%) JavaScript
4 139 (6.60%) PowerShell
5 133 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 93 (4.42%) C++
7 91 (4.32%) Java
8 75 (3.56%) VB.NET
9 67 (3.18%) VB
10 66 (3.14%) C
11 45 (2.14%) PHP
12 35 (1.66%) VB6
13 33 (1.57%) Python
14 23 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.09%) Ruby
15 16 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.76%) TypeScript
15 16 (0.76%) VC++
16 15 (0.71%) VBScript
17 14 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 273 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 236 (11.21%) Degree
3 216 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 180 (8.55%) SC Cleared
5 154 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 138 (6.56%) MCSE
7 131 (6.22%) CCNA
8 75 (3.56%) MCSA
9 72 (3.42%) MCP
10 70 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
11 64 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 54 (2.57%) ISEB
13 53 (2.52%) CCNP
14 52 (2.47%) ISTQB
15 48 (2.28%) DV Cleared
16 45 (2.14%) MCITP
17 39 (1.85%) A+ Certification
18 34 (1.62%) Network+ Certification
19 27 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 26 (1.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.65%) SLA
2 64 (3.04%) QA
3 13 (0.62%) COBIT
3 13 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) P3O
7 2 (0.095%) GPG13
7 2 (0.095%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 454 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 293 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 82 (3.90%) XenApp
5 62 (2.95%) vSphere
6 35 (1.66%) Terminal Services
7 28 (1.33%) Docker
8 27 (1.28%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.76%) Firmware
11 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.62%) XenServer
12 12 (0.57%) vCloud
13 11 (0.52%) Xen
14 10 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.29%) Apache Flume
17 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 84 (3.99%) SCCM
2 68 (3.23%) SCOM
3 52 (2.47%) NetBackup
4 43 (2.04%) Puppet
5 39 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 35 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (1.14%) WSUS
9 20 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
9 20 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
9 20 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
10 18 (0.86%) Foglight
11 14 (0.67%) Ansible
11 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.62%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (0.62%) Salt
13 11 (0.52%) Cobbler
13 11 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 458 (21.76%) VMware
2 301 (14.30%) Cisco
3 174 (8.27%) HP
4 155 (7.36%) Citrix
5 117 (5.56%) Oracle
6 90 (4.28%) Dell
7 88 (4.18%) SAP
8 74 (3.52%) Juniper
9 63 (2.99%) Veeam
10 56 (2.66%) NetApp
10 56 (2.66%) WatchGuard
11 50 (2.38%) EMC
12 49 (2.33%) Red Hat
13 47 (2.23%) Symantec
14 40 (1.90%) CheckPoint
15 39 (1.85%) IBM
16 37 (1.76%) Google
17 33 (1.57%) 3PAR
17 33 (1.57%) Remedy
18 29 (1.38%) Veritas
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £80,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 50000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum 28days hols, MS Training, Career Pro
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Car,Allowance,Pension,Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Ilfracombe, Devon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £17500 - £20500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £27023 - £30612 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + £3000 annual bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago