Period
to 4 December 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 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.

Microsoft
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 147 343 474
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.85% 15.94% 19.25%
As % of the Vendors category 51.76% 41.33% 43.13%
Number of salaries quoted 163 315 415
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,350 £25,100 £25,550
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £72,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Buckinghamshire.

All Vendors
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 284 830 1,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 40.28% 38.57% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 210 625 847
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,675 £27,500 £25,575
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Buckinghamshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +2 95 £50,000 +11.11% 32
High Wycombe +10 16 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Bletchley +4 11 - - 1
Gerrards Cross +4 5 £21,500 -64.17% 1
Buckingham +8 1 £27,000 +22.73% 1
Beaconsfield - 1 £70,000 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 65 (44.22%) Windows
2 63 (42.86%) Office 365
3 55 (37.41%) Azure
4 49 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 35 (23.81%) Firewall
5 35 (23.81%) SCCM
6 34 (23.13%) ITIL
7 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
8 27 (18.37%) GDPR
8 27 (18.37%) .NET
9 26 (17.69%) MS Exchange
9 26 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (17.69%) DevOps
10 25 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (15.65%) TCP/IP
11 23 (15.65%) AWS
12 22 (14.97%) DNS
12 22 (14.97%) SharePoint
12 22 (14.97%) PowerShell
13 20 (13.61%) VMware
13 20 (13.61%) Cisco
13 20 (13.61%) SAN
14 19 (12.93%) Citrix
14 19 (12.93%) Project Delivery
15 18 (12.24%) SLA
15 18 (12.24%) MCSA
15 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (11.56%) C#
16 17 (11.56%) Telecoms

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 26 (17.69%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.72%) K2 blackpearl
4 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.68%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (42.86%) Office 365
2 55 (37.41%) Azure
3 23 (15.65%) AWS
4 13 (8.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.80%) OneDrive
6 9 (6.12%) Power Platform
7 7 (4.76%) PowerApps
8 6 (4.08%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.40%) PaaS
9 5 (3.40%) SaaS
10 4 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (2.04%) Azure Functions
11 3 (2.04%) Logic Apps
11 3 (2.04%) Serverless
12 2 (1.36%) IaaS
12 2 (1.36%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.68%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.68%) GCP
13 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.81%) Firewall
2 23 (15.65%) TCP/IP
3 22 (14.97%) DNS
4 20 (13.61%) SAN
5 16 (10.88%) VPN
5 16 (10.88%) WAN
6 10 (6.80%) NAS
7 9 (6.12%) DHCP
8 8 (5.44%) NetScaler
9 5 (3.40%) Bluetooth
9 5 (3.40%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.72%) Skype
10 4 (2.72%) VoIP
11 3 (2.04%) Internet
11 3 (2.04%) LAN
11 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.04%) Wireless
12 2 (1.36%) Network Security
12 2 (1.36%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.40%) Big Data
1 5 (3.40%) Data Lake
1 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (2.72%) Power BI
3 3 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Eclipse
1 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.40%) Subversion
1 5 (3.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Katalon Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Selenium
2 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (11.56%) Telecoms
2 16 (10.88%) Digital Economy
3 12 (8.16%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.44%) Electronics
4 8 (5.44%) Finance
4 8 (5.44%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.08%) Banking
6 5 (3.40%) Games
7 4 (2.72%) Marketing
8 3 (2.04%) Legal
9 2 (1.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.68%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 27 (18.37%) Analyst
2 26 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (11.56%) Service Analyst
3 17 (11.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (7.48%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) Development Manager
4 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Manager
4 11 (7.48%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Office 365 Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (6.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (6.12%) Software Manager
6 8 (5.44%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.44%) Software Development Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Consultant
7 7 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.37%) .NET
2 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (4.08%) LDAP
5 3 (2.04%) JSON
5 3 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (2.04%) SAML
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.68%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.68%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) EPoS
2 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.08%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.40%) ASIC
4 5 (3.40%) CPLD
4 5 (3.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.40%) User Experience
5 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.72%) Replication
6 3 (2.04%) Blog
6 3 (2.04%) CMDB
6 3 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.22%) Windows
2 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.80%) Windows 10
4 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.08%) Linux
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.13%) ITIL
2 26 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.69%) DevOps
2 26 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (12.93%) Project Delivery
4 17 (11.56%) Infrastructure as Code
5 16 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (8.84%) Load Balancing
6 13 (8.84%) Service Management
6 13 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (8.16%) Change Management
8 11 (7.48%) API Development
8 11 (7.48%) Business Analysis
8 11 (7.48%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (6.80%) CRM
9 10 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (6.80%) Project Management
9 10 (6.80%) Requirements Gathering
10 9 (6.12%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.56%) C#
3 12 (8.16%) VB.NET
4 10 (6.80%) SQL
5 6 (4.08%) C++
6 5 (3.40%) Assembly Language
6 5 (3.40%) C
7 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.04%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) Java
9 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.24%) MCSA
3 13 (8.84%) Degree
3 13 (8.84%) MCITP
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.44%) MCSE
5 7 (4.76%) CCNP
5 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.04%) MCP
8 2 (1.36%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.36%) CCNA
8 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) CCDA
9 1 (0.68%) CCDP
9 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.37%) GDPR
2 18 (12.24%) SLA
3 10 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.36%) NCSC
5 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 49 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.84%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (4.76%) XenApp
6 6 (4.08%) Docker
6 6 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.40%) Firmware
8 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (23.81%) SCCM
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (8.16%) Ansible
3 12 (8.16%) SCOM
3 12 (8.16%) WMI
4 7 (4.76%) Terraform
5 6 (4.08%) HAProxy
5 6 (4.08%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.08%) vRealize
6 2 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Cisco
1 20 (13.61%) VMware
2 19 (12.93%) Citrix
3 9 (6.12%) Forcepoint
4 8 (5.44%) Meraki
5 6 (4.08%) Dell
5 6 (4.08%) F5
5 6 (4.08%) IBM
5 6 (4.08%) Infoblox
5 6 (4.08%) Nintex
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.40%) Altera
6 5 (3.40%) Perforce
6 5 (3.40%) Xilinx
7 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.72%) Databricks
7 4 (2.72%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.72%) SAP
8 3 (2.04%) Juniper