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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / South West
Rank 10 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 789 1035 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 17.88% 17.87%
As % of the Vendors category 37.18% 39.56% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 674 862 943
Median salary £37,500 £34,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,583
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%

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
2122 2616 2604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.61% 45.20% 43.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2160 2232
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +2 258 £42,500 +21.42% 44
Wiltshire 0 139 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Somerset -4 110 £38,000 +8.57% 9
Gloucestershire -5 107 £35,000 -11.39% 17
Dorset -8 65 £37,500 +14.50% 14
Devon +6 62 £32,500 +8.33% 12
Cornwall 0 39 £22,500 -30.76% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 685 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 631 (37.27%) Windows
3 426 (25.16%) .NET
4 424 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
5 423 (24.99%) SQL Server
6 422 (24.93%) C#
7 412 (24.34%) Active Directory
8 365 (21.56%) SQL
9 344 (20.32%) MS Office
10 341 (20.14%) ITIL
11 285 (16.83%) Windows Server
12 262 (15.48%) JavaScript
13 255 (15.06%) VMware
14 254 (15.00%) Finance
15 252 (14.88%) ASP.NET
16 236 (13.94%) MS Exchange
17 229 (13.53%) MVC
18 228 (13.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 217 (12.82%) Security Cleared
20 202 (11.93%) HTML
21 197 (11.64%) Scrum
22 178 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
23 171 (10.10%) Degree
24 169 (9.98%) Windows Server 2008
25 166 (9.81%) Service Delivery
26 160 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
27 159 (9.39%) Linux
28 157 (9.27%) CSS
29 153 (9.04%) Cisco
29 153 (9.04%) Firewall

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
1 236 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 119 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 115 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 61 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (2.89%) IIS
7 45 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
8 34 (2.01%) CMS
9 32 (1.89%) Skype for Business
10 26 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.12%) Apache Spark
12 18 (1.06%) JBoss
13 16 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.89%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.83%) Apache
15 14 (0.83%) Jetty
15 14 (0.83%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.77%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
17 11 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 685 (40.46%) MS Excel
2 344 (20.32%) MS Office
3 89 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.24%) MS Project
6 8 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.35%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) SPSS
9 3 (0.18%) SPSS Modeler
10 2 (0.12%) CATIA
10 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.059%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 37 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.47%) Oracle HRMS
6 5 (0.30%) Primavera
7 4 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 4 (0.24%) Maximo
7 4 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.24%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.24%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.12%) Lawson
9 2 (0.12%) Line 500
9 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
9 2 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 178 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 145 (8.56%) Office 365
3 98 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.54%) SaaS
5 34 (2.01%) IaaS
6 33 (1.95%) PaaS
7 29 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.18%) G Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.12%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.12%) GitHub
11 2 (0.12%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 153 (9.04%) Firewall
2 115 (6.79%) WAN
3 113 (6.67%) LAN
4 99 (5.85%) SAN
4 99 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 94 (5.55%) DNS
6 61 (3.60%) DHCP
7 55 (3.25%) VPN
8 52 (3.07%) Wireless
9 47 (2.78%) Internet
10 46 (2.72%) Network Security
11 38 (2.24%) SMTP
11 38 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (1.89%) X.400
13 30 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (1.65%) HTTP
15 27 (1.59%) Skype
16 22 (1.30%) NNTP
16 22 (1.30%) VoIP
16 22 (1.30%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (24.99%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 80 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 78 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 62 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 51 (3.01%) Big Data
6 50 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 36 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 34 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 33 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 31 (1.83%) MySQL
12 30 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 28 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 27 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.95%) Power BI
17 14 (0.83%) Redis
18 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 160 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 123 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 53 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 47 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 44 (2.60%) JIRA
6 40 (2.36%) Selenium
7 38 (2.24%) Cucumber
8 26 (1.54%) Subversion
9 21 (1.24%) Jenkins
10 20 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (0.95%) WebDriver
13 15 (0.89%) Zephyr
14 14 (0.83%) TeamCity
15 11 (0.65%) InstallShield
16 10 (0.59%) WiX
17 8 (0.47%) MSTest
17 8 (0.47%) NUnit
17 8 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 254 (15.00%) Finance
2 95 (5.61%) Manufacturing
3 65 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.37%) Marketing
5 53 (3.13%) Retail
6 43 (2.54%) Advertising
7 41 (2.42%) Electronics
8 30 (1.77%) Banking
9 26 (1.54%) Legal
10 14 (0.83%) Games
11 11 (0.65%) Law
12 10 (0.59%) Front Office
13 7 (0.41%) Back Office
14 6 (0.35%) French Language
14 6 (0.35%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.30%) German Language
15 5 (0.30%) Local Government
16 4 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 372 (21.97%) Developer
2 261 (15.42%) Analyst
3 210 (12.40%) .NET Developer
4 196 (11.58%) Support Engineer
5 160 (9.45%) C# Developer
6 121 (7.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 117 (6.91%) IT Support
8 88 (5.20%) Support Analyst
9 85 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 82 (4.84%) Architect
11 77 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 74 (4.37%) IT Engineer
13 73 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 61 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 61 (3.60%) Senior Developer
15 60 (3.54%) Consultant
15 60 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
16 59 (3.48%) Service Analyst
16 59 (3.48%) Software Developer
17 56 (3.31%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (25.16%) .NET
2 252 (14.88%) ASP.NET
3 202 (11.93%) HTML
4 157 (9.27%) CSS
5 140 (8.27%) .NET Framework
6 129 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 107 (6.32%) XML
8 85 (5.02%) AngularJS
9 84 (4.96%) jQuery
10 82 (4.84%) WCF
11 79 (4.67%) Entity Framework
12 77 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 75 (4.43%) Web Services
14 63 (3.72%) HTML5
15 46 (2.72%) REST
16 38 (2.24%) WinForms
17 36 (2.13%) RESTful
17 36 (2.13%) SOAP
18 31 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 31 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 74 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 73 (4.31%) Driving Licence
5 40 (2.36%) NHS
6 35 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.77%) Clustering
8 29 (1.71%) User Experience
9 25 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (1.12%) Replication
14 15 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.77%) CESG
17 11 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
17 11 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
18 9 (0.53%) BYOD
18 9 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 631 (37.27%) Windows
2 285 (16.83%) Windows Server
3 228 (13.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 169 (9.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 159 (9.39%) Linux
6 90 (5.32%) Windows 7
7 83 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (3.54%) Windows 8
9 49 (2.89%) Mac OS X
10 47 (2.78%) Windows XP
11 46 (2.72%) Unix
12 42 (2.48%) Windows 10
13 33 (1.95%) Android
14 20 (1.18%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.89%) Solaris
17 13 (0.77%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.53%) AIX
18 9 (0.53%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (20.14%) ITIL
3 229 (13.53%) MVC
4 197 (11.64%) Scrum
5 166 (9.81%) Service Delivery
6 105 (6.20%) Service Management
7 104 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
8 102 (6.02%) PRINCE2
9 92 (5.43%) Web Development
10 88 (5.20%) Project Management
11 82 (4.84%) ERP
11 82 (4.84%) SDLC
12 81 (4.78%) Software Engineering
13 77 (4.55%) Line Management
14 76 (4.49%) BDD
15 73 (4.31%) Waterfall
16 72 (4.25%) TDD
17 70 (4.13%) Mentoring
18 69 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (3.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 422 (24.93%) C#
2 365 (21.56%) SQL
3 262 (15.48%) JavaScript
4 95 (5.61%) PowerShell
5 93 (5.49%) T-SQL
6 91 (5.38%) Java
7 74 (4.37%) C
8 41 (2.42%) Python
9 38 (2.24%) C++
10 35 (2.07%) VB
11 34 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.54%) PHP
13 22 (1.30%) VBScript
14 17 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.00%) XPath
15 16 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.89%) VBA
17 14 (0.83%) Ruby
18 11 (0.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 217 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 171 (10.10%) Degree
3 152 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 133 (7.86%) SC Cleared
5 118 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (6.14%) DV Cleared
7 101 (5.97%) CCNA
8 82 (4.84%) MCSE
9 61 (3.60%) ISEB
9 61 (3.60%) ISTQB
10 48 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
11 47 (2.78%) MCSA
12 46 (2.72%) MCP
13 37 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 34 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 32 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 28 (1.65%) CCNP
17 20 (1.18%) MCITP
18 17 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 16 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.43%) SLA
2 26 (1.54%) QA
3 21 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 20 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.77%) ISO 14001
6 12 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.059%) DICOM
11 1 (0.059%) DO-160
11 1 (0.059%) GPG13
11 1 (0.059%) HL7
11 1 (0.059%) SDET
System Software
1 412 (24.34%) Active Directory
2 141 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.95%) XenApp
5 46 (2.72%) vSphere
6 31 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.42%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (1.06%) Firmware
10 17 (1.00%) Docker
11 13 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.53%) XenServer
13 8 (0.47%) Xen
14 7 (0.41%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.41%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.24%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (3.54%) SCCM
2 25 (1.48%) SCOM
3 18 (1.06%) AirWatch
3 18 (1.06%) WSUS
4 17 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 16 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.89%) Puppet
7 14 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 13 (0.77%) Salt
9 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (0.53%) Ansible
11 7 (0.41%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.41%) Terraform
11 7 (0.41%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.35%) Nagios
12 6 (0.35%) OpenView
13 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.30%) HP SIM
14 4 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 255 (15.06%) VMware
2 153 (9.04%) Cisco
3 121 (7.15%) Citrix
4 117 (6.91%) Oracle
5 94 (5.55%) HP
6 57 (3.37%) SAP
7 42 (2.48%) Veeam
8 31 (1.83%) Juniper
9 27 (1.59%) Apple
10 23 (1.36%) 3PAR
10 23 (1.36%) Dell
11 22 (1.30%) IBM
12 20 (1.18%) Sophos
13 19 (1.12%) EMC
13 19 (1.12%) Xamarin
14 18 (1.06%) Symantec
14 18 (1.06%) Veritas
15 15 (0.89%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.77%) Avaya
16 13 (0.77%) Sage
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Work from Home, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £22,500 to 25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Verelogic IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Plus shift premium where applicable
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aviva
Salary: £ Flexible depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Offer Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Melksham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 + excellent benefits package - see advert body
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: Unspecified to £60000 + variable + car alowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Falmouth, Cornwall
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Cloud Computing International
Posted: 3 days ago