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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1025 1005 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.12% 16.24% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 39.81% 36.89% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 881 837 805
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
2575 2724 2426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 45.53% 44.03% 41.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2148 2172 2052
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +5 302 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Gloucestershire -3 171 £39,000 +11.42% 17
Wiltshire -1 169 £31,140 -11.02% 25
Dorset +1 148 £30,250 -13.57% 17
Somerset +6 115 £40,000 +16.78% 23
Devon +3 64 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Cornwall +14 50 £22,000 +6.02% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 847 (42.86%) Windows
2 788 (39.88%) MS Excel
3 734 (37.15%) SQL Server
4 660 (33.40%) SQL
5 578 (29.25%) .NET
6 524 (26.52%) C#
7 448 (22.67%) Active Directory
8 414 (20.95%) VMware
9 390 (19.74%) Windows Server
10 373 (18.88%) ASP.NET
11 365 (18.47%) MS Exchange
12 358 (18.12%) ITIL
13 336 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
14 316 (15.99%) MVC
15 315 (15.94%) Finance
16 301 (15.23%) HTML
16 301 (15.23%) JavaScript
16 301 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 287 (14.52%) Firewall
18 285 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 268 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
20 266 (13.46%) MS Office
21 257 (13.01%) Degree
22 253 (12.80%) Cisco
23 251 (12.70%) CSS
24 219 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
25 214 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
26 213 (10.78%) SharePoint
27 207 (10.48%) Visual Studio
28 202 (10.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 365 (18.47%) MS Exchange
2 213 (10.78%) SharePoint
3 188 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 127 (6.43%) IIS
5 110 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 98 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 65 (3.29%) Apache
8 61 (3.09%) Skype for Business
9 39 (1.97%) CMS
10 36 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 32 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
12 30 (1.52%) Drupal
13 25 (1.27%) JBoss
14 22 (1.11%) Node.js
14 22 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (1.11%) Umbraco
15 16 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
16 15 (0.76%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 788 (39.88%) MS Excel
2 266 (13.46%) MS Office
3 72 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (2.48%) MS Project
5 27 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.25%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.051%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.051%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 49 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
2 47 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (2.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.91%) SAP Business One
5 17 (0.86%) FastStats
6 7 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.25%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.10%) Line 50
10 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.10%) Primavera
10 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.10%) Unica
11 1 (0.051%) LatentZero
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 165 (8.35%) Office 365
2 142 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.57%) SaaS
5 15 (0.76%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.30%) MailChimp
9 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.20%) Responsys
9 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.15%) GitHub
11 2 (0.10%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.10%) Pure360
11 2 (0.10%) Silverpop
11 2 (0.10%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.051%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 287 (14.52%) Firewall
2 166 (8.40%) TCP/IP
3 158 (8.00%) DNS
4 143 (7.24%) SAN
5 131 (6.63%) VPN
6 123 (6.22%) WAN
7 120 (6.07%) VoIP
8 103 (5.21%) DHCP
9 98 (4.96%) LAN
10 90 (4.55%) Internet
11 67 (3.39%) Wireless
12 63 (3.19%) MPLS
13 55 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
14 47 (2.38%) VLAN
15 42 (2.13%) SSL
16 40 (2.02%) Network Security
17 39 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (1.97%) Unified Communications
18 33 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
18 33 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 734 (37.15%) SQL Server
2 202 (10.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 147 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 140 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 113 (5.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 83 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 69 (3.49%) MySQL
9 58 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 54 (2.73%) RDBMS
11 43 (2.18%) MS Access
12 31 (1.57%) NoSQL
13 30 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
14 28 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 26 (1.32%) MongoDB
15 26 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
16 21 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (0.91%) Big Data
17 18 (0.91%) Power BI
18 17 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 207 (10.48%) Visual Studio
2 121 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (2.48%) Subversion
4 41 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.16%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.11%) Selenium
7 15 (0.76%) JIRA
7 15 (0.76%) JUnit
8 13 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.46%) MSI
11 7 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.35%) Grunt
12 6 (0.30%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.30%) TortoiseSVN
12 6 (0.30%) VisualSVN
13 5 (0.25%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 315 (15.94%) Finance
2 130 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 100 (5.06%) Marketing
4 91 (4.61%) Manufacturing
5 85 (4.30%) Banking
6 54 (2.73%) Electronics
7 47 (2.38%) Retail
8 36 (1.82%) Advertising
9 29 (1.47%) Legal
10 22 (1.11%) Billing
11 20 (1.01%) Publishing
12 16 (0.81%) Law
13 14 (0.71%) Back Office
14 13 (0.66%) Automotive
14 13 (0.66%) Games
15 11 (0.56%) German Language
15 11 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.51%) French Language
17 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 584 (29.55%) Developer
2 297 (15.03%) Analyst
3 262 (13.26%) Support Engineer
4 244 (12.35%) .NET Developer
5 224 (11.34%) C# Developer
6 146 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 120 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 111 (5.62%) IT Support
9 103 (5.21%) Software Developer
10 102 (5.16%) Senior Developer
10 102 (5.16%) Support Analyst
11 92 (4.66%) ASP.NET Developer
12 91 (4.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 89 (4.50%) IT Engineer
14 85 (4.30%) SQL Developer
15 84 (4.25%) Applications Support
16 80 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 80 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 80 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 79 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (29.25%) .NET
2 373 (18.88%) ASP.NET
3 301 (15.23%) HTML
4 251 (12.70%) CSS
5 219 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 173 (8.76%) .NET Framework
7 154 (7.79%) jQuery
8 152 (7.69%) Web Services
9 118 (5.97%) XML
10 112 (5.67%) AngularJS
11 98 (4.96%) HTML5
12 87 (4.40%) Entity Framework
12 87 (4.40%) WCF
13 84 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 65 (3.29%) REST
15 64 (3.24%) SOAP
16 55 (2.78%) JSON
17 48 (2.43%) LINQ
18 44 (2.23%) CSS3
19 43 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 180 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 60 (3.04%) Driving Licence
4 56 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 55 (2.78%) User Experience
6 44 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.02%) EqualLogic
8 32 (1.62%) iPad
9 31 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.47%) Blackberry
11 28 (1.42%) EPoS
12 24 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.11%) Clustering
13 22 (1.11%) Credit Risk
13 22 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
13 22 (1.11%) SWIFT
14 20 (1.01%) Digital Media
15 19 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 847 (42.86%) Windows
2 390 (19.74%) Windows Server
3 301 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 214 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 196 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 192 (9.72%) Linux
7 140 (7.09%) Windows 7
8 83 (4.20%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.80%) Unix
10 59 (2.99%) Windows 10
11 55 (2.78%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.87%) Android
13 35 (1.77%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.21%) Windows Vista
15 22 (1.11%) Windows 2000
16 20 (1.01%) CentOS
17 18 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 13 (0.66%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.51%) Solaris
20 8 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (18.12%) ITIL
2 336 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (15.99%) MVC
4 189 (9.56%) Scrum
5 158 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 141 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 132 (6.68%) Project Management
8 124 (6.28%) Service Delivery
9 111 (5.62%) Web Development
10 102 (5.16%) Mentoring
11 97 (4.91%) CRM
12 84 (4.25%) SDLC
13 82 (4.15%) PRINCE2
14 75 (3.80%) Time Management
15 73 (3.69%) Data Modelling
16 72 (3.64%) ETL
17 70 (3.54%) Service Management
18 69 (3.49%) Change Management
19 67 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
20 65 (3.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 660 (33.40%) SQL
2 524 (26.52%) C#
3 301 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 160 (8.10%) T-SQL
5 107 (5.41%) VB
6 100 (5.06%) Java
7 97 (4.91%) PowerShell
8 88 (4.45%) VB.NET
9 80 (4.05%) PHP
10 77 (3.90%) C++
11 74 (3.74%) C
12 43 (2.18%) Python
13 42 (2.13%) VB6
14 27 (1.37%) VBA
15 22 (1.11%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.06%) VC++
17 19 (0.96%) Bash Shell
17 19 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.91%) Ruby
19 10 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 285 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 257 (13.01%) Degree
3 179 (9.06%) Security Cleared
4 139 (7.03%) SC Cleared
5 130 (6.58%) MCSE
6 98 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (4.25%) MCSA
8 76 (3.85%) CCNA
9 62 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
10 55 (2.78%) MCP
11 46 (2.33%) CCNP
11 46 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 41 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
13 40 (2.02%) A+ Certification
14 37 (1.87%) MCITP
15 36 (1.82%) ISEB
16 35 (1.77%) ISTQB
16 35 (1.77%) MCTS
17 33 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
18 28 (1.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (5.16%) SLA
2 42 (2.13%) QA
3 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.61%) COBIT
6 6 (0.30%) GPG13
7 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 448 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 268 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 103 (5.21%) XenApp
5 55 (2.78%) vSphere
6 39 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 19 (0.96%) VMware ESX
8 18 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.81%) Terminal Services
10 12 (0.61%) vCloud
11 11 (0.56%) XenServer
12 10 (0.51%) Firmware
12 10 (0.51%) Xen
13 9 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.30%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 76 (3.85%) SCCM
2 68 (3.44%) SCOM
3 40 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 36 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 33 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 24 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 24 (1.21%) Cisco UCCE
6 24 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
6 24 (1.21%) Foglight
7 19 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.76%) Puppet
8 15 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (0.76%) WSUS
9 14 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.51%) Ansible
11 10 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
11 10 (0.51%) Cobbler
11 10 (0.51%) Salt
11 10 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 414 (20.95%) VMware
2 253 (12.80%) Cisco
3 187 (9.46%) Citrix
4 138 (6.98%) HP
5 93 (4.71%) Dell
5 93 (4.71%) Oracle
6 77 (3.90%) SAP
7 68 (3.44%) NetApp
8 59 (2.99%) Symantec
9 51 (2.58%) EMC
9 51 (2.58%) Juniper
10 45 (2.28%) WatchGuard
11 39 (1.97%) Intel Security
12 38 (1.92%) CheckPoint
13 37 (1.87%) Veeam
14 34 (1.72%) Red Hat
15 32 (1.62%) Google
16 30 (1.52%) IBM
17 29 (1.47%) Apple
18 25 (1.27%) Remedy
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum 28days hols, overtime, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Outsource UK
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LV
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
LV
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth University
Salary: From £28,143 to £32,600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth University
Salary: From £32,600 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Accudo Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus (70k+ package!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
AAP3
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £24000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago