Period
to 27 July 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 27 July 2021 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 237 154 386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.41% 16.58% 16.52%
As % of the Vendors category 39.57% 40.96% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 155 107 304
10th Percentile £25,300 £26,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £69,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 Cambridgeshire.

All Vendors
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 599 376 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 33.90% 40.47% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 324 273 656
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,375 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,875 £67,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 27 July 2021. 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
Cambridge -14 98 £40,750 +16.43% 51
Peterborough 0 39 £48,000 -4.00% 17
Huntingdon +2 26 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Ely +9 5 £42,500 -8.11% 2
Chatteris - 5 £21,500 - 1
St Neots -2 3 £70,000 +64.71% 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 130 (54.85%) Azure
2 94 (39.66%) Microsoft 365
3 91 (38.40%) Active Directory
4 68 (28.69%) Windows
5 58 (24.47%) SQL
6 56 (23.63%) VMware
7 54 (22.78%) Social Skills
8 51 (21.52%) Hyper-V
9 50 (21.10%) C#
10 43 (18.14%) Microsoft Office
10 43 (18.14%) Firewall
11 40 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (16.88%) Windows Server
12 39 (16.46%) ITIL
13 38 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (14.77%) .NET
15 34 (14.35%) PowerShell
15 34 (14.35%) AWS
16 33 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (13.50%) JavaScript
17 32 (13.50%) MS Exchange
18 30 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (12.66%) Public Cloud
19 27 (11.39%) Sophos
20 26 (10.97%) Project Management
20 26 (10.97%) SharePoint
20 26 (10.97%) Veeam
21 24 (10.13%) Python
21 24 (10.13%) IaaS
22 23 (9.70%) Oracle

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 32 (13.50%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.97%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.69%) CMS
5 3 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.27%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.84%) nginx
7 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.42%) Kentico
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (18.14%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 130 (54.85%) Azure
2 94 (39.66%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (14.35%) AWS
4 24 (10.13%) IaaS
5 22 (9.28%) Mimecast
6 18 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (7.59%) OneDrive
7 16 (6.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 16 (6.75%) Serverless
8 15 (6.33%) PaaS
9 14 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (5.91%) Azure Service Bus
9 14 (5.91%) Power Platform
10 13 (5.49%) Azure Functions
11 12 (5.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (5.06%) Azure Stack
11 12 (5.06%) Azure Storage
12 8 (3.38%) SaaS
13 5 (2.11%) Google Ads
13 5 (2.11%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.14%) Firewall
2 20 (8.44%) WAN
2 20 (8.44%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (8.02%) LAN
4 18 (7.59%) VPN
5 15 (6.33%) DHCP
5 15 (6.33%) DNS
5 15 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (5.91%) Wireless
7 12 (5.06%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.80%) SAN
8 9 (3.80%) SD-WAN
8 9 (3.80%) VLAN
9 8 (3.38%) MPLS
9 8 (3.38%) VoIP
10 7 (2.95%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.95%) SSL
11 6 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.53%) Internet
12 4 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.91%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.22%) Power BI
4 9 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.69%) Metadata
5 4 (1.69%) Tableau
6 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.27%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Selenium
2 4 (1.69%) JIRA
2 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
2 4 (1.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.84%) Postman
4 1 (0.42%) GitLab
4 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) TestRail
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (22.78%) Social Skills
2 33 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.17%) Finance
4 13 (5.49%) Games
5 10 (4.22%) Law
5 10 (4.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.80%) Marketing
7 8 (3.38%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (2.95%) Local Government
9 6 (2.53%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.53%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.27%) Banking
12 2 (0.84%) Electronics
12 2 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.84%) Retail
13 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (12.66%) Developer
2 25 (10.55%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.13%) Consultant
4 17 (7.17%) .NET Developer
5 16 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (5.91%) Architect
8 13 (5.49%) Games Tester
8 13 (5.49%) Software Tester
8 13 (5.49%) Tester
8 13 (5.49%) Trainee
8 13 (5.49%) Trainee Software Tester
8 13 (5.49%) Trainee Tester
9 12 (5.06%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.64%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.22%) Analyst
11 10 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.22%) Desktop Support
11 10 (4.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.77%) .NET
2 21 (8.86%) CSS
2 21 (8.86%) HTML
3 20 (8.44%) Node.js
4 19 (8.02%) React
5 17 (7.17%) Web Services
6 14 (5.91%) CSS3
7 13 (5.49%) HTML5
7 13 (5.49%) Java SE
7 13 (5.49%) OAuth
8 12 (5.06%) Middleware
8 12 (5.06%) OAuth2
8 12 (5.06%) REST
9 11 (4.64%) GraphQL
10 10 (4.22%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.80%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.11%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.11%) jQuery
12 5 (2.11%) JSON
13 4 (1.69%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.66%) Public Cloud
2 13 (5.49%) Data Structures
3 10 (4.22%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.95%) Life Science
6 7 (2.95%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.69%) Tandem
10 3 (1.27%) FMCG
11 2 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
12 1 (0.42%) BYOD
12 1 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.42%) State Machine
12 1 (0.42%) TMS320
12 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (28.69%) Windows
2 40 (16.88%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.28%) Windows 10
4 20 (8.44%) Windows 8
5 19 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (6.75%) Windows 7
7 15 (6.33%) Linux
8 14 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (5.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (4.64%) Mac OS
11 10 (4.22%) Android
12 8 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (2.53%) Windows XP
14 5 (2.11%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.69%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.84%) CentOS
16 2 (0.84%) Unix
16 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.46%) ITIL
2 38 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (10.97%) Project Management
5 21 (8.86%) Software Testing
6 19 (8.02%) DevOps
6 19 (8.02%) Time Management
7 18 (7.59%) Microservices
8 16 (6.75%) Incident Management
8 16 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 16 (6.75%) Migration
8 16 (6.75%) OO
8 16 (6.75%) OOP
9 14 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (5.91%) Change Management
10 13 (5.49%) Functional Programming
10 13 (5.49%) Infrastructure Automation
10 13 (5.49%) Problem Management
10 13 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (5.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.47%) SQL
2 50 (21.10%) C#
3 34 (14.35%) PowerShell
4 32 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 24 (10.13%) Python
6 13 (5.49%) Java
6 13 (5.49%) Java 8
7 5 (2.11%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.69%) C
8 4 (1.69%) C++
9 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.27%) R
9 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.84%) PHP
10 2 (0.84%) Ruby
10 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.84%) VBScript
11 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.42%) Perl
11 1 (0.42%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (9.70%) Degree
1 23 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (5.49%) CIW
3 13 (5.49%) OCA
3 13 (5.49%) OCP
3 13 (5.49%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (5.49%) VCP6
4 8 (3.38%) CCNA
4 8 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.27%) CISM
6 3 (1.27%) CISSP
6 3 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.42%) HND
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.42%) MCSD
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.22%) QA
2 7 (2.95%) Good Clinical Practice
3 5 (2.11%) SLA
4 4 (1.69%) GDPR
5 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.84%) GLP
6 2 (0.84%) NCSC
6 2 (0.84%) PMO
7 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.42%) GMP
7 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
System Software
1 91 (38.40%) Active Directory
2 51 (21.52%) Hyper-V
3 40 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.64%) Docker
5 6 (2.53%) XenApp
6 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (9.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 21 (8.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (8.44%) SCCM
4 11 (4.64%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.84%) Ansible
5 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.84%) Nagios
5 2 (0.84%) SCOM
5 2 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (23.63%) VMware
2 27 (11.39%) Sophos
3 26 (10.97%) Veeam
4 23 (9.70%) Oracle
5 19 (8.02%) Cisco
6 14 (5.91%) Citrix
7 11 (4.64%) Aruba
7 11 (4.64%) NetApp
8 10 (4.22%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.80%) Google
9 9 (3.80%) Palo Alto
10 8 (3.38%) Apple
11 6 (2.53%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.53%) HP
11 6 (2.53%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.11%) CommVault
12 5 (2.11%) Facebook
12 5 (2.11%) Veritas
12 5 (2.11%) YouTube
13 4 (1.69%) Xamarin