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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1011 961 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.40% 15.94% 16.32%
As % of the Vendors category 42.04% 35.57% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 853 812 876
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
2405 2702 2608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 46.16% 44.83% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1985 2167 2105
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,850 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +4.62%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +12 263 £37,500 -6.25% 36
Wiltshire 0 176 £32,500 -7.14% 24
Somerset +11 168 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Gloucestershire -11 150 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Dorset +1 136 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Devon -2 56 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Cornwall +20 53 £23,000 +15.00% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 841 (40.18%) Windows
2 790 (37.74%) MS Excel
3 670 (32.01%) SQL Server
4 621 (29.67%) SQL
5 569 (27.19%) .NET
6 518 (24.75%) C#
7 458 (21.88%) Active Directory
8 452 (21.60%) VMware
9 390 (18.63%) MS Exchange
10 374 (17.87%) ITIL
11 358 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
11 358 (17.10%) Windows Server
12 355 (16.96%) ASP.NET
13 324 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 314 (15.00%) Firewall
15 301 (14.38%) Cisco
16 292 (13.95%) MS Office
16 292 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 287 (13.71%) JavaScript
18 286 (13.66%) HTML
19 285 (13.62%) Finance
20 269 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
21 266 (12.71%) MVC
22 240 (11.47%) SharePoint
23 233 (11.13%) Degree
24 232 (11.08%) Visual Studio
25 224 (10.70%) CSS
26 215 (10.27%) Security Cleared
27 205 (9.79%) Windows Server 2003
28 204 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 390 (18.63%) MS Exchange
2 240 (11.47%) SharePoint
3 195 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 121 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 110 (5.26%) IIS
6 101 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 56 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 47 (2.25%) CMS
9 42 (2.01%) Apache
10 38 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 34 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
12 32 (1.53%) Umbraco
13 30 (1.43%) JBoss
14 20 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2000
15 19 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.86%) OpenStack
16 18 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
16 18 (0.86%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 790 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 292 (13.95%) MS Office
3 80 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (2.91%) MS Project
5 33 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.24%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.048%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.048%) Pixate
11 1 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 54 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.57%) SAP Business One
5 11 (0.53%) FastStats
6 10 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.19%) SAP SCM
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.096%) Line 50
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle ASCP
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.096%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.096%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 198 (9.46%) Office 365
2 174 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.48%) SaaS
5 16 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.53%) GitHub
7 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.38%) IaaS
8 8 (0.38%) PaaS
9 7 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.33%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.19%) Responsys
11 3 (0.14%) Trello
12 2 (0.096%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.096%) Pure360
12 2 (0.096%) Silverpop
12 2 (0.096%) SmartFocus
12 2 (0.096%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 314 (15.00%) Firewall
2 185 (8.84%) DNS
3 184 (8.79%) TCP/IP
4 166 (7.93%) VPN
5 144 (6.88%) VoIP
6 135 (6.45%) WAN
7 129 (6.16%) SAN
8 107 (5.11%) DHCP
9 106 (5.06%) LAN
10 73 (3.49%) Internet
10 73 (3.49%) MPLS
11 70 (3.34%) Wireless
12 50 (2.39%) VLAN
13 47 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
14 45 (2.15%) Network Security
15 43 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (2.01%) SSL
17 38 (1.82%) ADSL
17 38 (1.82%) Unified Communications
18 30 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (32.01%) SQL Server
2 175 (8.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 124 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 87 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 59 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 59 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 58 (2.77%) MySQL
8 56 (2.68%) Relational Database
9 42 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 31 (1.48%) MS Access
11 30 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
13 27 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.15%) NoSQL
15 21 (1.00%) MongoDB
16 19 (0.91%) QlikView
17 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
19 12 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 232 (11.08%) Visual Studio
2 160 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (3.44%) Git (software)
4 59 (2.82%) Subversion
5 51 (2.44%) Selenium
6 48 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 37 (1.77%) JIRA
8 35 (1.67%) TeamCity
9 33 (1.58%) SpecFlow
10 20 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 20 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (0.91%) JUnit
12 14 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.57%) Maven
13 12 (0.57%) SoapUI
14 11 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (0.48%) Zephyr
16 9 (0.43%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.38%) NUnit
17 8 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 285 (13.62%) Finance
2 129 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 102 (4.87%) Marketing
4 99 (4.73%) Manufacturing
5 72 (3.44%) Banking
6 53 (2.53%) Electronics
7 44 (2.10%) Legal
8 38 (1.82%) Advertising
9 27 (1.29%) Retail
10 18 (0.86%) Billing
11 15 (0.72%) Back Office
12 13 (0.62%) Law
13 11 (0.53%) French Language
13 11 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.53%) Publishing
14 10 (0.48%) German Language
15 8 (0.38%) Automotive
15 8 (0.38%) Games
15 8 (0.38%) Military
16 7 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 567 (27.09%) Developer
2 322 (15.38%) Analyst
3 264 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 259 (12.37%) .NET Developer
5 228 (10.89%) C# Developer
6 169 (8.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 111 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 105 (5.02%) IT Support
9 102 (4.87%) Support Analyst
10 93 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 93 (4.44%) Software Developer
11 84 (4.01%) Senior Developer
12 83 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
13 82 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 78 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
15 75 (3.58%) IT Engineer
16 73 (3.49%) Applications Support
16 73 (3.49%) Architect
16 73 (3.49%) Consultant
17 71 (3.39%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (27.19%) .NET
2 355 (16.96%) ASP.NET
3 286 (13.66%) HTML
4 224 (10.70%) CSS
5 192 (9.17%) .NET Framework
6 180 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 166 (7.93%) Web Services
8 146 (6.98%) jQuery
9 107 (5.11%) XML
10 104 (4.97%) AngularJS
11 87 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 85 (4.06%) HTML5
13 74 (3.54%) Entity Framework
13 74 (3.54%) SOAP
14 73 (3.49%) WCF
15 63 (3.01%) REST
16 47 (2.25%) JSON
17 46 (2.20%) CSS3
17 46 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 44 (2.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 161 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 82 (3.92%) Driving Licence
4 59 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.91%) User Experience
7 39 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
8 33 (1.58%) EqualLogic
9 30 (1.43%) Blackberry
9 30 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (1.43%) EPoS
10 27 (1.29%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.24%) iPad
12 24 (1.15%) Clustering
13 22 (1.05%) Credit Risk
14 21 (1.00%) Digital Media
14 21 (1.00%) SWIFT
15 18 (0.86%) NHS
16 16 (0.76%) Statistics
16 16 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 841 (40.18%) Windows
2 358 (17.10%) Windows Server
3 324 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 205 (9.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 204 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 197 (9.41%) Linux
7 141 (6.74%) Windows 7
8 82 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.58%) Windows 10
10 56 (2.68%) Unix
11 41 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 35 (1.67%) Android
14 31 (1.48%) Windows Vista
15 30 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (1.15%) Windows 2000
17 23 (1.10%) CentOS
18 10 (0.48%) Solaris
19 9 (0.43%) Mac OS X
20 8 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (17.87%) ITIL
2 358 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (12.71%) MVC
4 179 (8.55%) Scrum
5 155 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 154 (7.36%) Project Management
7 136 (6.50%) Service Delivery
8 119 (5.69%) Software Engineering
9 114 (5.45%) Mentoring
10 111 (5.30%) Web Development
11 105 (5.02%) CRM
12 104 (4.97%) PRINCE2
13 94 (4.49%) OO
14 92 (4.40%) SDLC
15 86 (4.11%) TDD
16 80 (3.82%) Service Management
17 74 (3.54%) Time Management
18 72 (3.44%) Data Modelling
18 72 (3.44%) DevOps
19 70 (3.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 621 (29.67%) SQL
2 518 (24.75%) C#
3 287 (13.71%) JavaScript
4 145 (6.93%) T-SQL
5 129 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 90 (4.30%) C++
7 87 (4.16%) Java
8 82 (3.92%) VB.NET
9 77 (3.68%) VB
10 62 (2.96%) C
11 46 (2.20%) PHP
12 40 (1.91%) VB6
13 38 (1.82%) Python
14 23 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.10%) Ruby
15 20 (0.96%) VC++
16 18 (0.86%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.72%) VBA
19 14 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 269 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 233 (11.13%) Degree
3 215 (10.27%) Security Cleared
4 185 (8.84%) SC Cleared
5 132 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
6 122 (5.83%) MCSE
7 109 (5.21%) CCNA
8 78 (3.73%) MCSA
9 69 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
10 55 (2.63%) MCP
11 52 (2.48%) CCNP
12 49 (2.34%) ISEB
13 48 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 45 (2.15%) ISTQB
15 41 (1.96%) A+ Certification
15 41 (1.96%) MCITP
16 34 (1.62%) Network+ Certification
17 29 (1.39%) DV Cleared
18 27 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 25 (1.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (5.83%) SLA
2 66 (3.15%) QA
3 15 (0.72%) COBIT
4 14 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.29%) GPG13
7 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.14%) P3O
8 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 458 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 292 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 99 (4.73%) XenApp
5 66 (3.15%) vSphere
6 30 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 29 (1.39%) VMware ESX
8 25 (1.19%) Terminal Services
9 22 (1.05%) Docker
9 22 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.67%) XenServer
11 13 (0.62%) vCloud
12 12 (0.57%) Firmware
12 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.57%) Xen
13 10 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.38%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 88 (4.20%) SCCM
2 78 (3.73%) SCOM
3 50 (2.39%) NetBackup
4 40 (1.91%) Backup Exec
5 39 (1.86%) Puppet
6 38 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 36 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (1.29%) WSUS
9 24 (1.15%) Foglight
10 20 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
10 20 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
10 20 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
10 20 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (0.72%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.62%) Ansible
13 12 (0.57%) AirWatch
13 12 (0.57%) Cobbler
13 12 (0.57%) Salt
13 12 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 452 (21.60%) VMware
2 301 (14.38%) Cisco
3 170 (8.12%) Citrix
4 159 (7.60%) HP
5 111 (5.30%) Oracle
6 88 (4.20%) Dell
7 87 (4.16%) SAP
8 69 (3.30%) NetApp
9 67 (3.20%) Juniper
10 57 (2.72%) Symantec
11 55 (2.63%) EMC
12 54 (2.58%) WatchGuard
13 47 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 47 (2.25%) Veeam
14 43 (2.05%) CheckPoint
15 38 (1.82%) Google
15 38 (1.82%) IBM
16 33 (1.58%) Intel Security
17 31 (1.48%) Remedy
17 31 (1.48%) Sitecore
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 - £23500.00 per annum + Pension & Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 10 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + £3000 annual bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Apetito
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £26,999 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago