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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1005 1099 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.53% 18.32% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 39.21% 42.30% 41.76%
Number of salaries quoted 840 980 894
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,845 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £51,200
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
2563 2598 2438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.70% 43.30% 44.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2126 2253 2035
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 270 £37,500 - 71
Wiltshire -3 216 £32,500 -13.33% 44
Dorset +6 201 £33,000 -5.71% 31
Somerset +6 129 £35,000 -6.66% 24
Gloucestershire -12 115 £40,000 +6.66% 26
Devon -6 43 £30,000 - 8
Cornwall +8 19 £37,500 +44.23% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 853 (42.37%) Windows
2 778 (38.65%) SQL Server
3 749 (37.21%) MS Excel
4 687 (34.13%) SQL
5 609 (30.25%) .NET
6 574 (28.51%) C#
7 443 (22.01%) Active Directory
8 428 (21.26%) Windows Server
9 393 (19.52%) ASP.NET
10 371 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
11 368 (18.28%) VMware
12 347 (17.24%) MVC
13 344 (17.09%) JavaScript
14 343 (17.04%) ITIL
15 342 (16.99%) HTML
16 338 (16.79%) Finance
17 318 (15.80%) MS Exchange
18 299 (14.85%) CSS
19 279 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 277 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 275 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
22 254 (12.62%) MS Office
23 246 (12.22%) Degree
24 234 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
25 226 (11.23%) Citrix
26 213 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
27 206 (10.23%) Firewall
28 204 (10.13%) Security Cleared
29 196 (9.74%) Visual Studio
29 196 (9.74%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 318 (15.80%) MS Exchange
2 182 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 150 (7.45%) IIS
4 144 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 82 (4.07%) Skype for Business
7 72 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 63 (3.13%) CMS
9 60 (2.98%) Apache
10 42 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 37 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (1.14%) Drupal
13 22 (1.09%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
15 14 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.70%) Node.js
16 12 (0.60%) JBoss
16 12 (0.60%) SAS
16 12 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 749 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 254 (12.62%) MS Office
3 72 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (2.58%) MS Project
5 27 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.75%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
9 2 (0.099%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.099%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.099%) CATIA
9 2 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.099%) Maya
9 2 (0.099%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.099%) Revit
9 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.050%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 60 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 19 (0.94%) SAP Business One
5 16 (0.79%) FastStats
6 15 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
9 5 (0.25%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.15%) Demantra
10 3 (0.15%) INSURE/90
10 3 (0.15%) Magento
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.099%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.099%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 122 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (5.12%) Office 365
3 63 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.14%) SaaS
5 16 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.50%) GitHub
7 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.099%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.099%) Pure360
10 2 (0.099%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.099%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.050%) AdWords
11 1 (0.050%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.050%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 206 (10.23%) Firewall
2 161 (8.00%) DNS
3 117 (5.81%) SAN
3 117 (5.81%) WAN
4 116 (5.76%) DHCP
5 110 (5.46%) Internet
6 95 (4.72%) TCP/IP
7 94 (4.67%) LAN
8 64 (3.18%) VPN
9 50 (2.48%) VoIP
10 38 (1.89%) Skype
11 33 (1.64%) Wireless
12 30 (1.49%) MPLS
13 29 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (1.39%) HTTP
15 27 (1.34%) VLAN
16 26 (1.29%) SSL
17 25 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (1.24%) Unified Communications
18 24 (1.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 778 (38.65%) SQL Server
2 183 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 162 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 155 (7.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 102 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 96 (4.77%) Relational Database
7 86 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (3.33%) MySQL
8 67 (3.33%) RDBMS
9 58 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (1.84%) MS Access
11 35 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 33 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
13 28 (1.39%) Big Data
14 25 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
15 24 (1.19%) MongoDB
16 23 (1.14%) Data Mining
17 21 (1.04%) GIS
18 20 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
19 19 (0.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 196 (9.74%) Visual Studio
2 153 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.24%) Subversion
5 23 (1.14%) Selenium
6 14 (0.70%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.65%) SoapUI
7 13 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.45%) JIRA
8 9 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (0.40%) MSI
9 8 (0.40%) NUnit
10 7 (0.35%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
10 7 (0.35%) Yeoman
11 6 (0.30%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.25%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.25%) Grunt
12 5 (0.25%) gulp
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 338 (16.79%) Finance
2 131 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 86 (4.27%) Banking
4 80 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 79 (3.92%) Marketing
6 62 (3.08%) Retail
7 45 (2.24%) Electronics
8 41 (2.04%) Legal
9 36 (1.79%) Advertising
10 24 (1.19%) Publishing
11 22 (1.09%) Law
12 21 (1.04%) Billing
13 20 (0.99%) Back Office
14 19 (0.94%) Automotive
15 16 (0.79%) Military
16 14 (0.70%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.60%) Games
18 11 (0.55%) Investment Banking
19 8 (0.40%) Local Government
20 5 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 593 (29.46%) Developer
2 304 (15.10%) Analyst
3 258 (12.82%) C# Developer
4 254 (12.62%) .NET Developer
5 217 (10.78%) Support Engineer
6 158 (7.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 129 (6.41%) SQL Developer
8 117 (5.81%) IT Support
9 116 (5.76%) Software Developer
10 110 (5.46%) ASP.NET Developer
11 102 (5.07%) IT Engineer
12 99 (4.92%) Senior Developer
13 95 (4.72%) Support Analyst
14 94 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 94 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 92 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 89 (4.42%) Consultant
17 86 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
18 71 (3.53%) Applications Support
19 68 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (30.25%) .NET
2 393 (19.52%) ASP.NET
3 342 (16.99%) HTML
4 299 (14.85%) CSS
5 234 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 177 (8.79%) Web Services
7 170 (8.45%) jQuery
8 164 (8.15%) XML
9 159 (7.90%) .NET Framework
10 130 (6.46%) HTML5
11 109 (5.41%) WCF
12 97 (4.82%) Entity Framework
13 82 (4.07%) AngularJS
14 74 (3.68%) SOAP
15 69 (3.43%) REST
16 68 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 65 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 61 (3.03%) CSS3
19 59 (2.93%) Ajax
19 59 (2.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 196 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.68%) Data Centre
3 67 (3.33%) User Experience
4 53 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.04%) Mathematics
8 34 (1.69%) Clustering
9 30 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.44%) Blackberry
11 27 (1.34%) Digital Media
12 24 (1.19%) EqualLogic
13 23 (1.14%) CMDB
13 23 (1.14%) iPad
14 20 (0.99%) Statistics
15 19 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.75%) iPhone
16 15 (0.75%) Visualisation
17 14 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 853 (42.37%) Windows
2 428 (21.26%) Windows Server
3 277 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 275 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (8.00%) Linux
6 148 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 144 (7.15%) Windows 7
8 71 (3.53%) Unix
9 63 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 61 (3.03%) Apple iOS
11 58 (2.88%) Android
12 43 (2.14%) Windows XP
13 23 (1.14%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 19 (0.94%) CentOS
16 15 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.60%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (17.24%) MVC
3 343 (17.04%) ITIL
4 178 (8.84%) Scrum
5 165 (8.20%) Software Engineering
6 160 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
7 143 (7.10%) Project Management
8 121 (6.01%) CRM
9 107 (5.32%) SDLC
10 98 (4.87%) Service Delivery
11 93 (4.62%) Mentoring
12 85 (4.22%) Service Management
13 84 (4.17%) PRINCE2
14 77 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 68 (3.38%) Data Modelling
16 64 (3.18%) ERP
17 63 (3.13%) OO
18 62 (3.08%) ITIL V3
19 61 (3.03%) ETL
20 60 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 687 (34.13%) SQL
2 574 (28.51%) C#
3 344 (17.09%) JavaScript
4 154 (7.65%) T-SQL
5 114 (5.66%) Java
6 106 (5.27%) VB.NET
7 102 (5.07%) VB
8 89 (4.42%) PowerShell
9 84 (4.17%) C
10 70 (3.48%) PHP
11 61 (3.03%) C++
12 42 (2.09%) Python
13 37 (1.84%) VB6
14 27 (1.34%) VBA
15 22 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.04%) XPath
17 19 (0.94%) Ruby
18 18 (0.89%) Perl
18 18 (0.89%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.84%) VC++
Qualifications
1 279 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (12.22%) Degree
3 204 (10.13%) Security Cleared
4 130 (6.46%) MCSE
5 125 (6.21%) SC Cleared
6 81 (4.02%) MCSA
7 66 (3.28%) MCP
8 63 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 60 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
10 47 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 45 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (1.99%) CCA
13 39 (1.94%) DV Cleared
13 39 (1.94%) ISEB
14 32 (1.59%) MCITP
15 29 (1.44%) CCNA
16 27 (1.34%) MCTS
17 25 (1.24%) ISTQB
18 24 (1.19%) MCPD
19 22 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.02%) SLA
2 41 (2.04%) QA
3 33 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.40%) COBIT
8 5 (0.25%) GPG13
9 2 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.050%) HL7
10 1 (0.050%) JTAG
10 1 (0.050%) TickIT
System Software
1 443 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 213 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 96 (4.77%) XenApp
5 38 (1.89%) Terminal Services
6 36 (1.79%) vSphere
7 35 (1.74%) VMware ESX
8 25 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.50%) Xen
11 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.30%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.30%) Firmware
12 6 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.30%) Postfix
12 6 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 88 (4.37%) SCCM
2 68 (3.38%) SCOM
3 37 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 35 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 33 (1.64%) Backup Exec
6 22 (1.09%) WSUS
7 16 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 14 (0.70%) SCDPM
9 13 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 12 (0.60%) SCOrch
11 10 (0.50%) Foglight
12 8 (0.40%) HP SIM
12 8 (0.40%) ZENworks
13 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.35%) Puppet
13 7 (0.35%) SCSM
14 5 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 368 (18.28%) VMware
2 226 (11.23%) Citrix
3 146 (7.25%) Cisco
4 129 (6.41%) Oracle
5 90 (4.47%) HP
6 80 (3.97%) SAP
7 76 (3.78%) Symantec
8 75 (3.73%) Dell
9 37 (1.84%) EMC
9 37 (1.84%) NetApp
10 35 (1.74%) Apple
11 34 (1.69%) IBM
12 31 (1.54%) Intel Security
13 28 (1.39%) Google
14 26 (1.29%) EPiServer
15 24 (1.19%) Juniper
16 23 (1.14%) Remedy
17 21 (1.04%) Veeam
18 20 (0.99%) Red Hat
19 19 (0.94%) Informatica
Keynsham, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Salary: Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 5K bonus + 6K Car allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fairford, Gloucestershire
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum + 5% Flexible Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
myBench Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Christchurch, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Truro, Cornwall
Bluetownonline
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday