Period
to 20 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 20 October 2018 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 229 295 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.56% 10.81% 11.19%
As % of the Vendors category 37.60% 41.73% 35.41%
Number of salaries quoted 192 252 258
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,925
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - +3.90%

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 Cambridge.

All Vendors
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 609 707 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 28.09% 25.92% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 382 555 601
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £68,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year +2.33% -2.82% +1.72%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Cambridge

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 89 (38.86%) SQL Server
2 78 (34.06%) Windows
3 69 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (28.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 58 (25.33%) Finance
5 58 (25.33%) SQL
6 57 (24.89%) C#
7 55 (24.02%) Active Directory
8 53 (23.14%) .NET
9 47 (20.52%) Software Engineering
10 37 (16.16%) Firewall
10 37 (16.16%) Windows Server
11 34 (14.85%) VMware
11 34 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (13.54%) ASP.NET
12 31 (13.54%) MVC
13 30 (13.10%) Linux
14 29 (12.66%) OO
14 29 (12.66%) Project Management
15 28 (12.23%) Scrum
15 28 (12.23%) Test Automation
15 28 (12.23%) Office 365
16 27 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (11.35%) Python
17 26 (11.35%) PowerShell
18 25 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
18 25 (10.92%) Hyper-V
18 25 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (10.92%) Mentoring
18 25 (10.92%) CRM

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 22 (9.61%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.86%) IIS
3 16 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.24%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.49%) Apache
6 8 (3.49%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.18%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.18%) Confluence
8 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.75%) JBoss
9 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.44%) Kentico
11 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) Traefik
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (4.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.44%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.44%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (28.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (12.23%) Office 365
3 25 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.93%) SaaS
6 8 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (2.62%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (2.62%) GitHub
8 5 (2.18%) Firebase
9 2 (0.87%) Slack
10 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.44%) G Suite
10 1 (0.44%) IaaS
10 1 (0.44%) NuGet
10 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.16%) Firewall
2 23 (10.04%) DNS
3 17 (7.42%) DHCP
3 17 (7.42%) LAN
3 17 (7.42%) WAN
4 16 (6.99%) VLAN
5 12 (5.24%) Wireless
6 11 (4.80%) VPN
7 9 (3.93%) BGP
7 9 (3.93%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.49%) Network Security
8 8 (3.49%) SAN
9 7 (3.06%) Intranet
10 5 (2.18%) DMZ
10 5 (2.18%) IP Telephony
10 5 (2.18%) VoIP
11 4 (1.75%) Skype
12 2 (0.87%) Broadband
12 2 (0.87%) HTTP
13 1 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (38.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (4.80%) Big Data
5 11 (4.80%) Power BI
6 9 (3.93%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.62%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.18%) GIS
9 5 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.75%) MySQL
10 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (9.61%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.73%) TeamCity
3 17 (7.42%) Git (software)
4 15 (6.55%) NUnit
5 11 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.37%) JIRA
7 9 (3.93%) Selenium
8 6 (2.62%) NCrunch
8 6 (2.62%) ReSharper
9 5 (2.18%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.18%) JMeter
9 5 (2.18%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.31%) Hudson
11 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.87%) Gradle
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.87%) Subversion
11 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (25.33%) Finance
2 19 (8.30%) Advertising
3 10 (4.37%) Banking
4 9 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.62%) Automotive
5 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.18%) Law
6 5 (2.18%) Marketing
6 5 (2.18%) Publishing
7 4 (1.75%) Billing
7 4 (1.75%) Games
8 3 (1.31%) Back Office
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
10 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (24.45%) Developer
2 30 (13.10%) .NET Developer
3 27 (11.79%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.17%) Consultant
5 20 (8.73%) Software Developer
6 19 (8.30%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (7.86%) Analyst
7 18 (7.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (7.86%) Windows Engineer
8 17 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.42%) IT Support
9 16 (6.99%) Administrator
10 15 (6.55%) Server Engineer
11 14 (6.11%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (5.68%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (5.68%) Software Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (5.24%) Support Analyst
13 12 (5.24%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (23.14%) .NET
2 31 (13.54%) ASP.NET
3 27 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (10.48%) WPF
5 23 (10.04%) Web Services
6 16 (6.99%) WCF
7 15 (6.55%) AngularJS
8 12 (5.24%) Velocity
8 12 (5.24%) WinForms
9 11 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (4.80%) RESTful
10 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 10 (4.37%) CSS
10 10 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (3.93%) HTML
11 9 (3.93%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (3.93%) MSMQ
11 9 (3.93%) Node.js
11 9 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (3.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.73%) Algorithms
2 13 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.62%) Apple TV
6 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.62%) User Experience
7 5 (2.18%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.18%) iPhone
8 4 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.75%) NHS
8 4 (1.75%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.75%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.31%) PMI
9 3 (1.31%) Replication
9 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 78 (34.06%) Windows
2 37 (16.16%) Windows Server
3 30 (13.10%) Linux
4 25 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.99%) Windows 10
5 16 (6.99%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.24%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.80%) Mac OS X
9 8 (3.49%) CentOS
9 8 (3.49%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.62%) Debian
11 5 (2.18%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.75%) Android
12 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.52%) Software Engineering
3 31 (13.54%) MVC
4 29 (12.66%) OO
4 29 (12.66%) Project Management
5 28 (12.23%) Scrum
5 28 (12.23%) Test Automation
6 25 (10.92%) CRM
6 25 (10.92%) Mentoring
7 24 (10.48%) Mathematics
8 22 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (8.73%) Unit Testing
10 19 (8.30%) ITIL
10 19 (8.30%) SDLC
11 18 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (7.86%) TDD
12 17 (7.42%) Analytics
12 17 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (6.11%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.33%) SQL
2 57 (24.89%) C#
3 26 (11.35%) PowerShell
3 26 (11.35%) Python
4 25 (10.92%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.17%) Java
6 17 (7.42%) C++
7 15 (6.55%) Ruby
8 11 (4.80%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.80%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.93%) F#
10 6 (2.62%) C
10 6 (2.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (2.62%) Perl
11 5 (2.18%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.31%) X++
13 2 (0.87%) VB
14 1 (0.44%) PHP
14 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (8.30%) Degree
2 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.37%) MCITP
4 6 (2.62%) PMP
5 4 (1.75%) HNC
5 4 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.87%) AAT
7 2 (0.87%) ACCA
7 2 (0.87%) CIMA
7 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.87%) MCP
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
8 1 (0.44%) MCSA
8 1 (0.44%) PhD
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.11%) QA
2 3 (1.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.92%) Hyper-V
3 16 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.49%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.06%) vSphere
6 5 (2.18%) Docker
7 3 (1.31%) Firmware
8 2 (0.87%) XenApp
9 1 (0.44%) KVM
9 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.44%) Xen
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 9 (3.93%) Kibana
1 9 (3.93%) SCCM
1 9 (3.93%) WSUS
2 8 (3.49%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.06%) SCOM
4 6 (2.62%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.75%) Puppet
6 3 (1.31%) Ansible
6 3 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.87%) SCSM
8 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (14.85%) VMware
2 15 (6.55%) Google
3 14 (6.11%) Citrix
4 13 (5.68%) HP
5 12 (5.24%) Apple
6 10 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.93%) Dell
7 9 (3.93%) Veeam
8 8 (3.49%) Meru Networks
9 7 (3.06%) Oracle
9 7 (3.06%) Samsung
9 7 (3.06%) Tableau
10 6 (2.62%) Cisco
11 5 (2.18%) Atlassian
11 5 (2.18%) Mitel
11 5 (2.18%) ProCurve
11 5 (2.18%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.18%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.75%) Databricks
12 4 (1.75%) Openreach