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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1032 965 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.48% 16.21% 17.28%
As % of the Vendors category 43.04% 37.83% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 863 835 937
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 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
2398 2551 2658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.94% 42.85% 43.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1993 2139 2167
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +7 276 £37,500 - 34
Wiltshire +2 213 £32,500 -9.72% 19
Gloucestershire +2 163 £40,000 -3.03% 16
Somerset +4 128 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Dorset -4 118 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Cornwall 0 64 £25,250 -22.30% 6
Devon -1 61 £31,250 -3.84% 7
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 802 (39.80%) MS Excel
2 786 (39.01%) Windows
3 580 (28.78%) SQL Server
4 505 (25.06%) SQL
5 501 (24.86%) .NET
6 461 (22.88%) C#
7 429 (21.29%) Active Directory
8 427 (21.19%) VMware
9 404 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
10 378 (18.76%) ITIL
11 343 (17.02%) MS Office
12 335 (16.63%) Windows Server
13 329 (16.33%) MS Exchange
14 311 (15.43%) ASP.NET
15 300 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 286 (14.19%) JavaScript
17 280 (13.90%) Firewall
18 278 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 268 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
20 259 (12.85%) Cisco
21 256 (12.70%) Security Cleared
22 246 (12.21%) HTML
23 239 (11.86%) Finance
24 229 (11.36%) MVC
25 220 (10.92%) Degree
26 214 (10.62%) Linux
27 208 (10.32%) SharePoint
28 207 (10.27%) Visual Studio
29 206 (10.22%) SC Cleared
30 205 (10.17%) CSS

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
1 329 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 208 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 165 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 104 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 97 (4.81%) IIS
6 89 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (2.13%) CMS
7 43 (2.13%) Skype for Business
8 35 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
9 34 (1.69%) JBoss
10 30 (1.49%) Apache
10 30 (1.49%) Umbraco
11 27 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.24%) Tomcat
13 24 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 20 (0.99%) WebSphere
15 17 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
17 14 (0.69%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.60%) CloudStack
Applications
1 802 (39.80%) MS Excel
2 343 (17.02%) MS Office
3 88 (4.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 76 (3.77%) MS Project
5 48 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.099%) GNU Octave
11 2 (0.099%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.050%) HipChat
12 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.050%) Pixate
12 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 40 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.30%) Primavera
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%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.15%) Infor CRM
9 3 (0.15%) Line 500
9 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 188 (9.33%) Office 365
2 186 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.18%) SaaS
5 26 (1.29%) PaaS
6 25 (1.24%) GitHub
7 24 (1.19%) IaaS
8 22 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.69%) Trello
10 13 (0.65%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.55%) Basecamp
11 11 (0.55%) Dropbox
11 11 (0.55%) Slack
12 10 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.45%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.25%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (0.20%) Responsys
16 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 280 (13.90%) Firewall
2 183 (9.08%) DNS
3 174 (8.64%) VPN
4 144 (7.15%) TCP/IP
5 131 (6.50%) WAN
6 114 (5.66%) SAN
6 114 (5.66%) VoIP
7 111 (5.51%) LAN
8 76 (3.77%) DHCP
9 73 (3.62%) MPLS
10 59 (2.93%) Internet
11 55 (2.73%) Wireless
12 53 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (2.48%) SSL
14 40 (1.99%) Network Security
15 38 (1.89%) ADSL
15 38 (1.89%) SMTP
16 37 (1.84%) Ethernet
17 36 (1.79%) VLAN
18 31 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (28.78%) SQL Server
2 149 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 86 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 73 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 56 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.59%) MySQL
10 27 (1.34%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 22 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
13 19 (0.94%) MS Access
14 18 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.84%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.84%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.69%) Big Data
16 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 207 (10.27%) Visual Studio
2 156 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 56 (2.78%) Selenium
5 51 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 46 (2.28%) JIRA
7 45 (2.23%) SpecFlow
7 45 (2.23%) Subversion
8 39 (1.94%) TeamCity
9 32 (1.59%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.14%) Bitbucket
11 20 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (0.74%) Zephyr
14 13 (0.65%) SoapUI
15 10 (0.50%) JUnit
15 10 (0.50%) Maven
16 8 (0.40%) Moq
16 8 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 7 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 239 (11.86%) Finance
2 117 (5.81%) Manufacturing
3 113 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 77 (3.82%) Marketing
5 54 (2.68%) Electronics
6 39 (1.94%) Banking
7 37 (1.84%) Legal
8 31 (1.54%) Advertising
9 16 (0.79%) Back Office
9 16 (0.79%) Retail
10 12 (0.60%) Law
11 10 (0.50%) French Language
12 8 (0.40%) Automotive
12 8 (0.40%) German Language
13 7 (0.35%) Billing
13 7 (0.35%) Publishing
14 6 (0.30%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.30%) Military
15 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 475 (23.57%) Developer
2 309 (15.33%) Analyst
3 242 (12.01%) .NET Developer
4 239 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 198 (9.83%) C# Developer
6 166 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 103 (5.11%) Support Analyst
8 98 (4.86%) IT Support
9 90 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 85 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
11 80 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 79 (3.92%) Administrator
13 77 (3.82%) Software Developer
14 74 (3.67%) Architect
15 69 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 68 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
17 67 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 67 (3.33%) Team Leader
18 66 (3.28%) Senior Developer
19 65 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (24.86%) .NET
2 311 (15.43%) ASP.NET
3 246 (12.21%) HTML
4 205 (10.17%) CSS
5 162 (8.04%) .NET Framework
6 155 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 129 (6.40%) jQuery
8 123 (6.10%) Web Services
9 96 (4.76%) XML
10 92 (4.57%) AngularJS
11 77 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 71 (3.52%) HTML5
13 54 (2.68%) SOAP
14 53 (2.63%) REST
15 52 (2.58%) WCF
16 47 (2.33%) Entity Framework
17 42 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 41 (2.03%) CSS3
19 39 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 36 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 104 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 100 (4.96%) Driving Licence
5 54 (2.68%) User Experience
6 37 (1.84%) NHS
7 36 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 35 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
9 32 (1.59%) Clustering
10 27 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
11 26 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.29%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.14%) Replication
13 21 (1.04%) Blackberry
14 19 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.89%) EPoS
15 18 (0.89%) iPad
16 15 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 786 (39.01%) Windows
2 335 (16.63%) Windows Server
3 300 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 214 (10.62%) Linux
5 178 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 151 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 142 (7.05%) Windows 7
8 71 (3.52%) Windows 10
9 67 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 48 (2.38%) Unix
11 33 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 31 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.44%) Android
14 23 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 18 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.84%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.60%) CentOS
18 10 (0.50%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.45%) Solaris
20 8 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (18.76%) ITIL
3 229 (11.36%) MVC
4 154 (7.64%) Scrum
5 149 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
6 131 (6.50%) PRINCE2
7 129 (6.40%) Project Management
7 129 (6.40%) Service Delivery
8 117 (5.81%) Web Development
9 100 (4.96%) Service Management
10 94 (4.67%) Data Protection
10 94 (4.67%) Line Management
10 94 (4.67%) OO
11 93 (4.62%) DevOps
12 92 (4.57%) SDLC
13 89 (4.42%) Software Engineering
14 88 (4.37%) CRM
15 86 (4.27%) Mentoring
16 81 (4.02%) Migration
17 80 (3.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 505 (25.06%) SQL
2 461 (22.88%) C#
3 286 (14.19%) JavaScript
4 152 (7.54%) PowerShell
5 104 (5.16%) T-SQL
6 90 (4.47%) Java
7 73 (3.62%) C
8 68 (3.37%) C++
9 63 (3.13%) VB.NET
10 42 (2.08%) VB
11 37 (1.84%) Python
12 33 (1.64%) PHP
13 25 (1.24%) Ruby
14 24 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.14%) Shell Script
16 19 (0.94%) VBScript
17 18 (0.89%) VB6
18 15 (0.74%) TypeScript
19 13 (0.65%) VBA
20 12 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 268 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 220 (10.92%) Degree
4 206 (10.22%) SC Cleared
5 159 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 148 (7.34%) MCSE
7 136 (6.75%) CCNA
8 88 (4.37%) DV Cleared
9 76 (3.77%) MCSA
10 74 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 72 (3.57%) ISEB
12 65 (3.23%) MCP
13 63 (3.13%) ISTQB
14 57 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
15 45 (2.23%) MCITP
16 43 (2.13%) CCNP
17 33 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 26 (1.29%) MCSD
19 18 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 17 (0.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (5.96%) SLA
2 55 (2.73%) QA
3 19 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.35%) COBIT
8 6 (0.30%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.15%) P3O
9 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.050%) DICOM
10 1 (0.050%) GPG13
10 1 (0.050%) HL7
10 1 (0.050%) SDET
System Software
1 429 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 278 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 57 (2.83%) XenApp
5 53 (2.63%) vSphere
6 39 (1.94%) Terminal Services
7 36 (1.79%) Docker
8 28 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.19%) Firmware
10 21 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (0.99%) VMware ESX
12 15 (0.74%) XenServer
13 12 (0.60%) Xen
14 11 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
18 4 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 62 (3.08%) SCCM
2 51 (2.53%) Puppet
3 46 (2.28%) NetBackup
4 41 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (1.69%) SCOM
6 33 (1.64%) Backup Exec
7 27 (1.34%) WSUS
8 19 (0.94%) AirWatch
9 17 (0.84%) Ansible
9 17 (0.84%) Salt
10 12 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
10 12 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
10 12 (0.60%) Tivoli
11 11 (0.55%) Cobbler
11 11 (0.55%) Terraform
12 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 427 (21.19%) VMware
2 259 (12.85%) Cisco
3 164 (8.14%) HP
4 143 (7.10%) Oracle
5 127 (6.30%) Citrix
6 83 (4.12%) SAP
7 75 (3.72%) Veeam
8 72 (3.57%) Juniper
9 69 (3.42%) Dell
10 48 (2.38%) Red Hat
11 45 (2.23%) Veritas
12 43 (2.13%) 3PAR
13 39 (1.94%) Google
14 37 (1.84%) EMC
15 34 (1.69%) WatchGuard
16 32 (1.59%) Symantec
17 31 (1.54%) IBM
18 27 (1.34%) Remedy
19 26 (1.29%) CheckPoint
19 26 (1.29%) NetApp
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cullompton, Devon
Acorn
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cullompton, Devon
Acorn
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - 70,000 (Plus Excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Pension & Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + great benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50 000 - £63 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50 000 - £63 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & Equity
Posted: 3 days ago