Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 28 19
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 223 315 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.84% 9.22% 12.84%
As % of the Vendors category 32.79% 32.11% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 196 279 282
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £60,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.00%

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 680 981 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 36.09% 28.73% 30.22%
Number of salaries quoted 413 595 559
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.72%

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 22 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 119 (53.36%) SQL Server
2 92 (41.26%) SQL
2 92 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (36.77%) Windows
4 65 (29.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 54 (24.22%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (22.87%) CRM
7 50 (22.42%) Active Directory
8 48 (21.52%) Finance
9 46 (20.63%) .NET
10 45 (20.18%) Git (software)
11 44 (19.73%) Software Engineering
12 43 (19.28%) C#
13 41 (18.39%) Firewall
13 41 (18.39%) PowerShell
14 40 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (17.94%) Linux
15 39 (17.49%) Project Management
16 36 (16.14%) JavaScript
16 36 (16.14%) Oracle
16 36 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
17 35 (15.70%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (15.70%) VMware
17 35 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (15.25%) Scrum
18 34 (15.25%) Visual Studio
19 33 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
19 33 (14.80%) Jenkins
19 33 (14.80%) Windows Server
20 31 (13.90%) TeamCity

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 29 (13.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.62%) IIS
3 11 (4.93%) JBoss
3 11 (4.93%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (4.04%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.04%) WildFly
5 5 (2.24%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.35%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.90%) Apache
7 2 (0.90%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.04%) Photoshop
4 5 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (2.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.35%) Sage 200
4 3 (1.35%) Sage 50
4 3 (1.35%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (29.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (10.31%) Office 365
3 20 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (8.07%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (4.93%) OneDrive
6 8 (3.59%) SaaS
7 5 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.79%) Firebase
8 4 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.35%) G Suite
9 3 (1.35%) PaaS
9 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (18.39%) Firewall
2 25 (11.21%) LAN
2 25 (11.21%) WAN
3 22 (9.87%) TCP/IP
3 22 (9.87%) VPN
4 19 (8.52%) DNS
5 13 (5.83%) BGP
5 13 (5.83%) VLAN
6 9 (4.04%) DHCP
7 7 (3.14%) DMZ
8 6 (2.69%) HTTP
9 5 (2.24%) Intranet
9 5 (2.24%) IP Telephony
9 5 (2.24%) Skype
10 3 (1.35%) Network Security
10 3 (1.35%) SAN
11 2 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.90%) VoIP
11 2 (0.90%) Wireless
12 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (53.36%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.70%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (12.56%) Power BI
5 21 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (4.48%) SSDT
9 9 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.69%) Big Data
10 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.24%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.79%) GIS
12 4 (1.79%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.79%) InterBase
12 4 (1.79%) MySQL
12 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.79%) SAP HANA
13 3 (1.35%) PowerPivot
13 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (20.18%) Git (software)
2 34 (15.25%) Visual Studio
3 33 (14.80%) Jenkins
4 31 (13.90%) TeamCity
5 24 (10.76%) Gradle
5 24 (10.76%) Maven
6 22 (9.87%) Hudson
7 21 (9.42%) NUnit
8 11 (4.93%) JIRA
9 8 (3.59%) Subversion
10 2 (0.90%) Selenium
11 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.45%) GitLab
11 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.45%) TestLink
11 1 (0.45%) TestRail
General
1 48 (21.52%) Finance
2 18 (8.07%) Retail
3 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.28%) Back Office
5 7 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.24%) Publishing
7 4 (1.79%) Advertising
8 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (29.60%) Developer
2 29 (13.00%) Analyst
3 28 (12.56%) C# Developer
4 22 (9.87%) .NET Developer
5 19 (8.52%) Support Analyst
6 18 (8.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (8.07%) IT Manager
7 17 (7.62%) Software Developer
8 16 (7.17%) C# Software Developer
8 16 (7.17%) Senior Developer
9 14 (6.28%) .NET Software Developer
9 14 (6.28%) C++ Developer
9 14 (6.28%) Technical Manager
10 13 (5.83%) Support Engineer
11 12 (5.38%) IT Technical Manager
12 11 (4.93%) Administrator
12 11 (4.93%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.93%) Test Engineer
13 10 (4.48%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.63%) .NET
2 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET
3 22 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (8.52%) Web Services
5 18 (8.07%) WCF
6 16 (7.17%) WPF
7 14 (6.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 14 (6.28%) STL
7 14 (6.28%) WinForms
8 13 (5.83%) Velocity
9 6 (2.69%) COM
10 5 (2.24%) jQuery
10 5 (2.24%) SOAP
11 4 (1.79%) CSS
11 4 (1.79%) HTML
11 4 (1.79%) LDAP
11 4 (1.79%) TensorFlow
11 4 (1.79%) XML
12 3 (1.35%) JSON
13 2 (0.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.07%) Algorithms
3 17 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (6.73%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.93%) Life Science
6 9 (4.04%) Animation
6 9 (4.04%) Photography
7 5 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.45%) Apple TV
10 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (36.77%) Windows
2 40 (17.94%) Linux
3 33 (14.80%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.04%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.59%) Unix
8 7 (3.14%) Debian
9 6 (2.69%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.69%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.79%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.35%) CentOS
13 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.45%) Android
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (41.26%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.22%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (22.87%) CRM
4 44 (19.73%) Software Engineering
5 40 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (17.49%) Project Management
7 34 (15.25%) Scrum
8 33 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (13.00%) MVC
9 29 (13.00%) OO
10 27 (12.11%) ERP
11 25 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 25 (11.21%) Mentoring
11 25 (11.21%) Unit Testing
12 24 (10.76%) High Availability
12 24 (10.76%) Test Automation
13 23 (10.31%) Configuration Management
14 22 (9.87%) SDLC
15 21 (9.42%) IT Strategy
16 17 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 92 (41.26%) SQL
2 43 (19.28%) C#
3 41 (18.39%) PowerShell
4 36 (16.14%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.42%) Python
6 16 (7.17%) C++
7 13 (5.83%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.83%) T-SQL
8 12 (5.38%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.04%) PHP
10 8 (3.59%) Java
11 5 (2.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.79%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.45%) C
14 1 (0.45%) Java 8
14 1 (0.45%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (6.73%) Degree
2 10 (4.48%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.04%) ISEB
3 9 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.79%) CCNA
5 4 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.79%) LPIC
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.35%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) MCSA
6 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) HND
7 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.90%) PMP
8 1 (0.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.69%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) GDPR
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.28%) Docker
3 13 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.93%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (12.11%) Puppet
2 23 (10.31%) Ansible
3 7 (3.14%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.69%) SCCM
5 3 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) SCOM
6 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (16.14%) Oracle
2 35 (15.70%) VMware
3 27 (12.11%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (9.42%) Veeam
5 13 (5.83%) Google
6 9 (4.04%) SAP
7 7 (3.14%) HP
7 7 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.14%) SonicWALL
8 6 (2.69%) Samsung
9 5 (2.24%) Mitel
9 5 (2.24%) ProCurve
9 5 (2.24%) Tableau
9 5 (2.24%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.79%) Apple
10 4 (1.79%) F5
11 3 (1.35%) ESRI
11 3 (1.35%) Sage
11 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.90%) Citrix