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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 881 1008 1235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.20% 17.32% 18.76%
As % of the Vendors category 39.33% 38.99% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 726 860 1090
Median salary £36,000 £38,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £51,500
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
2240 2585 3018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.72% 44.41% 45.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 2194 2528
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +6 247 £42,500 - 43
Gloucestershire +6 177 £36,500 -9.31% 19
Wiltshire -3 126 £28,500 -25.00% 15
Somerset 0 120 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Dorset -3 100 £37,500 +8.69% 23
Devon -3 70 £31,000 +3.33% 7
Cornwall -1 28 £32,750 +39.36% 3
Avon - 1 £26,000 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 819 (42.17%) MS Excel
2 771 (39.70%) Windows
3 530 (27.29%) SQL Server
4 464 (23.89%) Active Directory
5 455 (23.43%) .NET
6 428 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
7 419 (21.58%) C#
8 418 (21.52%) SQL
9 400 (20.60%) ITIL
10 391 (20.13%) VMware
11 381 (19.62%) MS Office
12 355 (18.28%) Windows Server
13 320 (16.48%) MS Exchange
14 317 (16.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 284 (14.62%) Security Cleared
16 267 (13.75%) JavaScript
17 249 (12.82%) ASP.NET
18 245 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
19 233 (12.00%) Finance
20 229 (11.79%) Degree
21 226 (11.64%) Firewall
22 221 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 218 (11.23%) HTML
24 212 (10.92%) MVC
25 202 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
26 196 (10.09%) SC Cleared
27 194 (9.99%) Linux
28 193 (9.94%) Cisco
29 182 (9.37%) CSS
30 179 (9.22%) 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
1 320 (16.48%) MS Exchange
2 178 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 172 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 104 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 103 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 89 (4.58%) IIS
7 49 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
8 41 (2.11%) CMS
9 39 (2.01%) Skype for Business
10 30 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 29 (1.49%) JBoss
11 29 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (1.39%) Umbraco
13 19 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.93%) Apache
15 16 (0.82%) Apache Spark
15 16 (0.82%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.72%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (0.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 819 (42.17%) MS Excel
2 381 (19.62%) MS Office
3 99 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 73 (3.76%) MS Project
5 53 (2.73%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) CATIA
9 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.051%) HipChat
10 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 32 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.36%) Primavera
7 5 (0.26%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 3 (0.15%) Infor CRM
9 3 (0.15%) Line 500
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.10%) ENOVIA
10 2 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 179 (9.22%) Office 365
2 170 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.21%) SaaS
5 37 (1.91%) IaaS
5 37 (1.91%) PaaS
6 25 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.03%) GitHub
8 13 (0.67%) Trello
9 12 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.62%) G Suite
10 11 (0.57%) Basecamp
10 11 (0.57%) Dropbox
10 11 (0.57%) Slack
11 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.15%) MailChimp
14 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 226 (11.64%) Firewall
2 146 (7.52%) DNS
3 123 (6.33%) WAN
4 120 (6.18%) SAN
5 116 (5.97%) VPN
6 108 (5.56%) LAN
7 95 (4.89%) TCP/IP
8 65 (3.35%) DHCP
9 53 (2.73%) VoIP
10 52 (2.68%) Internet
11 47 (2.42%) Wireless
12 38 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (1.96%) MPLS
13 36 (1.85%) SSL
14 35 (1.80%) Network Security
14 35 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
15 32 (1.65%) SSH
16 29 (1.49%) SMTP
17 27 (1.39%) Ethernet
17 27 (1.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 530 (27.29%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 101 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 56 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 43 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 37 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (1.80%) NoSQL
11 34 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 32 (1.65%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.49%) MySQL
14 28 (1.44%) Big Data
14 28 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.62%) MS Access
19 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 150 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 150 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 57 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.78%) JIRA
4 47 (2.42%) Selenium
5 46 (2.37%) SpecFlow
6 37 (1.91%) Jenkins
7 35 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 34 (1.75%) Subversion
9 27 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 24 (1.24%) Bitbucket
11 18 (0.93%) Zephyr
12 15 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.72%) InstallShield
14 10 (0.51%) WiX
15 9 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.41%) git-flow
16 8 (0.41%) Robot Framework
16 8 (0.41%) SoapUI
16 8 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 233 (12.00%) Finance
2 98 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 75 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.99%) Marketing
5 45 (2.32%) Electronics
6 41 (2.11%) Advertising
7 40 (2.06%) Retail
8 30 (1.54%) Banking
9 17 (0.88%) Legal
10 9 (0.46%) Billing
11 8 (0.41%) Automotive
12 7 (0.36%) Back Office
12 7 (0.36%) French Language
12 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.31%) Law
14 5 (0.26%) Front Office
14 5 (0.26%) German Language
14 5 (0.26%) Publishing
15 4 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 378 (19.46%) Developer
2 302 (15.55%) Analyst
3 252 (12.98%) Support Engineer
4 209 (10.76%) .NET Developer
5 159 (8.19%) C# Developer
6 143 (7.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 128 (6.59%) IT Support
8 104 (5.36%) Support Analyst
9 101 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 101 (5.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 100 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
11 83 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 76 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 74 (3.81%) Administrator
13 74 (3.81%) Architect
13 74 (3.81%) IT Engineer
14 69 (3.55%) Software Developer
15 66 (3.40%) Consultant
16 65 (3.35%) Test Analyst
17 64 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (23.43%) .NET
2 249 (12.82%) ASP.NET
3 218 (11.23%) HTML
4 182 (9.37%) CSS
5 156 (8.03%) .NET Framework
6 121 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 111 (5.72%) jQuery
8 99 (5.10%) Web Services
9 92 (4.74%) XML
10 76 (3.91%) AngularJS
11 73 (3.76%) HTML5
12 69 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 55 (2.83%) Entity Framework
14 52 (2.68%) REST
14 52 (2.68%) WCF
15 45 (2.32%) SOAP
16 37 (1.91%) CSS3
17 31 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 31 (1.60%) KnockoutJS
18 27 (1.39%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 108 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 96 (4.94%) Driving Licence
5 48 (2.47%) NHS
6 45 (2.32%) Clustering
7 44 (2.27%) User Experience
8 39 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (1.39%) Replication
12 26 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
13 25 (1.29%) Mathematics
14 22 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.93%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.62%) Fat Client
17 12 (0.62%) Internet of Things
17 12 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 771 (39.70%) Windows
2 355 (18.28%) Windows Server
3 317 (16.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 202 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (9.99%) Linux
6 135 (6.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 128 (6.59%) Windows 7
8 64 (3.30%) Windows 8
9 57 (2.94%) Windows 10
10 44 (2.27%) Windows XP
11 40 (2.06%) Unix
12 39 (2.01%) Mac OS X
13 37 (1.91%) Android
14 24 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.13%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.57%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.51%) Solaris
18 7 (0.36%) AIX
18 7 (0.36%) VMS
18 7 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (20.60%) ITIL
3 212 (10.92%) MVC
4 165 (8.50%) Scrum
5 163 (8.39%) Service Delivery
6 130 (6.69%) PRINCE2
7 123 (6.33%) Project Management
8 116 (5.97%) Service Management
9 113 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
10 106 (5.46%) Data Protection
11 102 (5.25%) Web Development
12 92 (4.74%) Line Management
13 88 (4.53%) ERP
14 83 (4.27%) SDLC
15 79 (4.07%) Mentoring
15 79 (4.07%) Migration
16 78 (4.02%) BDD
16 78 (4.02%) DevOps
16 78 (4.02%) Software Engineering
17 77 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 419 (21.58%) C#
2 418 (21.52%) SQL
3 267 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 142 (7.31%) PowerShell
5 96 (4.94%) Java
6 78 (4.02%) C
7 77 (3.96%) T-SQL
8 51 (2.63%) C++
9 50 (2.57%) VB.NET
10 45 (2.32%) VB
11 43 (2.21%) Python
12 29 (1.49%) PHP
13 28 (1.44%) VBScript
14 22 (1.13%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.08%) Ruby
15 21 (1.08%) VBA
16 19 (0.98%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.82%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.46%) Scala
19 8 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 284 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 245 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 229 (11.79%) Degree
4 196 (10.09%) SC Cleared
5 156 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
6 142 (7.31%) MCSE
7 136 (7.00%) CCNA
8 121 (6.23%) DV Cleared
9 81 (4.17%) MCSA
10 78 (4.02%) ISEB
11 77 (3.96%) MCP
12 73 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 69 (3.55%) ISTQB
14 61 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (2.06%) MCITP
16 39 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 30 (1.54%) CCNP
18 29 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 19 (0.98%) APMP
20 18 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.66%) SLA
2 31 (1.60%) QA
3 20 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.41%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.051%) COBIT
10 1 (0.051%) DICOM
10 1 (0.051%) GPG13
10 1 (0.051%) HL7
10 1 (0.051%) P3O
10 1 (0.051%) SDET
System Software
1 464 (23.89%) Active Directory
2 221 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 63 (3.24%) XenApp
5 48 (2.47%) Terminal Services
6 46 (2.37%) vSphere
7 38 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 31 (1.60%) Firmware
9 30 (1.54%) Docker
10 22 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.72%) VMware ESX
13 12 (0.62%) XenServer
14 10 (0.51%) Xen
15 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.21%) UAG
18 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (3.19%) SCCM
2 40 (2.06%) Puppet
3 39 (2.01%) NetBackup
4 30 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 29 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.44%) WSUS
7 24 (1.24%) AirWatch
7 24 (1.24%) SCOM
8 19 (0.98%) Salt
9 14 (0.72%) Ansible
10 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.46%) Cobbler
11 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.46%) Terraform
11 9 (0.46%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.31%) Nagios
13 5 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 391 (20.13%) VMware
2 193 (9.94%) Cisco
3 138 (7.11%) HP
4 137 (7.05%) Oracle
5 132 (6.80%) Citrix
6 77 (3.96%) Veeam
7 67 (3.45%) SAP
8 58 (2.99%) Juniper
9 57 (2.94%) Dell
10 52 (2.68%) Veritas
11 44 (2.27%) 3PAR
12 32 (1.65%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.49%) EMC
14 26 (1.34%) Apple
14 26 (1.34%) Google
14 26 (1.34%) IBM
14 26 (1.34%) Symantec
15 25 (1.29%) Draytek
16 20 (1.03%) CommVault
16 20 (1.03%) ZyXEL
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Maximise Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Talent International
Salary: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Rockfield
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Computer People
Salary: £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35 - £42 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cheltenham College
Salary: Salary circa £40,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cheltenham College
Salary: Salary circa £23,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Computer People
Salary: £43000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cheltenham College
Salary: Salary circa £18,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Chard, Somerset
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-43,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago