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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1068 915 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.21% 15.39% 17.08%
As % of the Vendors category 43.43% 35.73% 41.07%
Number of salaries quoted 891 801 895
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,950 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £47,500 £50,600
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
2459 2561 2537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.22% 43.07% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2037 2108 2015
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +16 258 £35,000 -6.66% 47
Wiltshire +3 229 £32,500 -7.14% 24
Gloucestershire -6 157 £40,000 - 27
Somerset +10 154 £39,500 +5.33% 17
Dorset +1 127 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Cornwall +5 70 £32,250 -0.76% 5
Devon +1 60 £30,000 -0.82% 14
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 801 (39.32%) MS Excel
2 800 (39.27%) Windows
3 605 (29.70%) SQL Server
4 534 (26.22%) SQL
5 527 (25.87%) .NET
6 481 (23.61%) C#
7 457 (22.43%) VMware
8 426 (20.91%) Active Directory
9 380 (18.65%) ITIL
10 374 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
11 361 (17.72%) MS Exchange
12 350 (17.18%) Windows Server
13 331 (16.25%) ASP.NET
14 319 (15.66%) Firewall
15 316 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 308 (15.12%) MS Office
17 298 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 295 (14.48%) Cisco
19 287 (14.09%) JavaScript
20 276 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
21 264 (12.96%) HTML
22 243 (11.93%) MVC
23 240 (11.78%) Finance
24 230 (11.29%) Security Cleared
25 224 (11.00%) SharePoint
26 220 (10.80%) Degree
27 211 (10.36%) CSS
28 210 (10.31%) Visual Studio
29 209 (10.26%) Linux
30 207 (10.16%) 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
1 361 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 224 (11.00%) SharePoint
3 188 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 125 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 103 (5.06%) IIS
6 98 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 45 (2.21%) CMS
9 37 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 35 (1.72%) Apache
11 34 (1.67%) JBoss
12 33 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
12 33 (1.62%) Umbraco
13 26 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 26 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (1.18%) Tomcat
15 19 (0.93%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.79%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
17 15 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 801 (39.32%) MS Excel
2 308 (15.12%) MS Office
3 76 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (3.39%) MS Project
5 50 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.098%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.098%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.049%) Pixate
11 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 33 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.20%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.15%) FastStats
9 3 (0.15%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.098%) Orchard Housing
10 2 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 207 (10.16%) Office 365
2 184 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.72%) SaaS
5 23 (1.13%) GitHub
6 17 (0.83%) IaaS
6 17 (0.83%) PaaS
7 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.59%) Trello
9 10 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.49%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.44%) Basecamp
10 9 (0.44%) Dropbox
10 9 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.44%) Slack
11 8 (0.39%) MailChimp
12 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.20%) Responsys
14 2 (0.098%) AdWords
14 2 (0.098%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 319 (15.66%) Firewall
2 196 (9.62%) DNS
3 182 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 182 (8.93%) VPN
4 137 (6.73%) WAN
5 132 (6.48%) VoIP
6 116 (5.69%) LAN
7 115 (5.65%) SAN
8 91 (4.47%) DHCP
9 82 (4.03%) MPLS
10 75 (3.68%) Wireless
11 62 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
12 56 (2.75%) Internet
13 49 (2.41%) SSL
14 46 (2.26%) Network Security
15 44 (2.16%) ADSL
16 42 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
17 41 (2.01%) Ethernet
18 40 (1.96%) VLAN
19 31 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 605 (29.70%) SQL Server
2 164 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 78 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 71 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 61 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 44 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 34 (1.67%) MySQL
11 25 (1.23%) MS Access
11 25 (1.23%) NoSQL
12 24 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
13 23 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 18 (0.88%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.74%) Big Data
17 14 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 210 (10.31%) Visual Studio
2 146 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 53 (2.60%) Selenium
5 49 (2.41%) Subversion
6 48 (2.36%) Jenkins
7 42 (2.06%) JIRA
8 41 (2.01%) SpecFlow
9 40 (1.96%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.42%) Cucumber
11 20 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 20 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 18 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (0.83%) JUnit
14 15 (0.74%) Zephyr
15 12 (0.59%) SoapUI
16 11 (0.54%) Maven
17 9 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 8 (0.39%) Moq
19 7 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 240 (11.78%) Finance
2 122 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 99 (4.86%) Manufacturing
4 89 (4.37%) Marketing
5 52 (2.55%) Electronics
6 43 (2.11%) Banking
7 36 (1.77%) Advertising
7 36 (1.77%) Legal
8 20 (0.98%) Retail
9 15 (0.74%) Back Office
10 11 (0.54%) French Language
10 11 (0.54%) Law
11 9 (0.44%) Billing
11 9 (0.44%) German Language
12 8 (0.39%) Publishing
13 7 (0.34%) Automotive
14 6 (0.29%) Games
15 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.25%) Military
16 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 518 (25.43%) Developer
2 301 (14.78%) Analyst
3 253 (12.42%) .NET Developer
4 249 (12.22%) Support Engineer
5 214 (10.51%) C# Developer
6 172 (8.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 102 (5.01%) Support Analyst
8 97 (4.76%) IT Support
9 96 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 84 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 80 (3.93%) Software Developer
12 79 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 77 (3.78%) Administrator
14 76 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 76 (3.73%) Senior Developer
15 74 (3.63%) Network Engineer
15 74 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
16 73 (3.58%) ASP.NET Developer
17 71 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 67 (3.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (25.87%) .NET
2 331 (16.25%) ASP.NET
3 264 (12.96%) HTML
4 211 (10.36%) CSS
5 170 (8.35%) .NET Framework
6 168 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 137 (6.73%) jQuery
8 133 (6.53%) Web Services
9 103 (5.06%) AngularJS
10 93 (4.57%) XML
11 81 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 79 (3.88%) HTML5
13 61 (2.99%) SOAP
14 58 (2.85%) WCF
15 55 (2.70%) REST
16 52 (2.55%) Entity Framework
17 46 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 45 (2.21%) CSS3
19 41 (2.01%) WPF
20 35 (1.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 99 (4.86%) Driving Licence
4 86 (4.22%) Management Information System
5 52 (2.55%) User Experience
6 41 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
7 37 (1.82%) Clustering
7 37 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
9 27 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.08%) iPad
12 20 (0.98%) EPoS
12 20 (0.98%) Mathematics
12 20 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.93%) Replication
14 17 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 16 (0.79%) EqualLogic
16 14 (0.69%) Digital Media
16 14 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 800 (39.27%) Windows
2 350 (17.18%) Windows Server
3 316 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 209 (10.26%) Linux
5 190 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 183 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 134 (6.58%) Windows 7
8 70 (3.44%) Windows 10
8 70 (3.44%) Windows 8
9 50 (2.45%) Unix
10 30 (1.47%) Android
10 30 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 29 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (1.33%) Windows XP
13 25 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.74%) CentOS
15 14 (0.69%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.64%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.44%) Solaris
18 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (18.65%) ITIL
2 374 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (11.93%) MVC
4 158 (7.76%) Scrum
5 153 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
6 142 (6.97%) Project Management
7 122 (5.99%) Web Development
8 120 (5.89%) PRINCE2
9 117 (5.74%) Service Delivery
10 101 (4.96%) OO
11 94 (4.61%) Software Engineering
12 93 (4.57%) Mentoring
12 93 (4.57%) SDLC
13 90 (4.42%) Service Management
14 88 (4.32%) Data Protection
15 87 (4.27%) CRM
16 82 (4.03%) DevOps
16 82 (4.03%) Line Management
17 80 (3.93%) TDD
18 76 (3.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 534 (26.22%) SQL
2 481 (23.61%) C#
3 287 (14.09%) JavaScript
4 148 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 121 (5.94%) T-SQL
6 92 (4.52%) Java
7 80 (3.93%) C++
8 71 (3.49%) VB.NET
9 64 (3.14%) C
10 56 (2.75%) VB
11 45 (2.21%) PHP
12 34 (1.67%) Python
13 27 (1.33%) VB6
14 26 (1.28%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.23%) Ruby
16 18 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.88%) VBScript
17 15 (0.74%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.59%) VBA
19 11 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 276 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 230 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 220 (10.80%) Degree
4 191 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 171 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
6 146 (7.17%) CCNA
6 146 (7.17%) MCSE
7 74 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 73 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
8 73 (3.58%) MCSA
9 66 (3.24%) ISEB
9 66 (3.24%) MCP
10 62 (3.04%) DV Cleared
11 61 (2.99%) ISTQB
12 56 (2.75%) CCNP
13 47 (2.31%) MCITP
14 31 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (1.42%) MCSD
16 28 (1.37%) A+ Certification
17 23 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (6.53%) SLA
2 58 (2.85%) QA
3 21 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.44%) COBIT
6 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.15%) P3O
8 1 (0.049%) GPG13
System Software
1 426 (20.91%) Active Directory
2 298 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (7.17%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.19%) XenApp
5 61 (2.99%) vSphere
6 33 (1.62%) Terminal Services
7 32 (1.57%) Docker
8 26 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.23%) VMware ESX
10 20 (0.98%) Firmware
11 18 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.74%) XenServer
14 11 (0.54%) Xen
15 9 (0.44%) vCloud
16 8 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
18 6 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 69 (3.39%) SCCM
2 51 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 49 (2.41%) SCOM
4 48 (2.36%) Puppet
5 38 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.72%) Backup Exec
7 24 (1.18%) WSUS
8 19 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 19 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
8 19 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
9 17 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (0.79%) Ansible
11 15 (0.74%) Salt
12 14 (0.69%) AirWatch
13 13 (0.64%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.59%) Foglight
15 11 (0.54%) Cobbler
15 11 (0.54%) Terraform
16 10 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
17 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 457 (22.43%) VMware
2 295 (14.48%) Cisco
3 176 (8.64%) HP
4 133 (6.53%) Citrix
5 126 (6.19%) Oracle
6 85 (4.17%) Dell
7 84 (4.12%) SAP
8 77 (3.78%) Juniper
9 71 (3.49%) Veeam
10 49 (2.41%) Red Hat
11 48 (2.36%) WatchGuard
12 44 (2.16%) EMC
13 40 (1.96%) 3PAR
14 39 (1.91%) Google
14 39 (1.91%) Symantec
14 39 (1.91%) Veritas
15 36 (1.77%) CheckPoint
15 36 (1.77%) NetApp
16 33 (1.62%) Remedy
17 32 (1.57%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £46500 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dorset
Stott & May
Posted: 15 hours ago
Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheddar, Somerset
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Ideal Training
Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
set2recruit
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits, bonus,
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + benefits + career progression
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 28-33days hols,pension,private medic
Posted: 16 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Southwest One
Salary: From £33,508 to £34,596 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 50000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits + progression
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum + benefits + progression
Posted: 9 hours ago
Truro, Cornwall
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wells, Somerset
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Pension + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday