Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 17 December 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 292 283 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 24.91% 22.80% 21.20%
As % of the Vendors category 60.33% 54.53% 48.42%
Number of salaries quoted 252 257 205
Dorset median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £19,000 £17,750
90th Percentile £55,900 £51,550 £47,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -4.00%

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 Dorset.

All Vendors
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 484 519 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 41.30% 41.82% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 395 431 407
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £21,400
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,000 £55,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dorset over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
Bournemouth +8 156 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Poole +3 102 £33,500 -4.29% 26
Blandford Forum - 14 £22,000 - 1
Weymouth +1 11 £25,000 +5.26%
Wareham - 2 £23,000 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 120 (41.10%) Windows
2 109 (37.33%) .NET
3 100 (34.25%) C#
3 100 (34.25%) Active Directory
4 92 (31.51%) SQL
5 90 (30.82%) Office 365
6 80 (27.40%) HTML
7 79 (27.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 77 (26.37%) ASP.NET
9 75 (25.68%) MVC
10 74 (25.34%) JavaScript
11 70 (23.97%) CSS
12 66 (22.60%) SQL Server
13 63 (21.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 61 (20.89%) VMware
15 59 (20.21%) jQuery
16 58 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 57 (19.52%) Microsoft Office
18 54 (18.49%) ITIL
19 53 (18.15%) Finance
20 47 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
21 46 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (14.73%) MS Exchange
23 40 (13.70%) Visual Studio
23 40 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
24 39 (13.36%) Firewall
25 38 (13.01%) Hyper-V
26 37 (12.67%) Windows Server
27 35 (11.99%) TDD
28 33 (11.30%) XML

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 43 (14.73%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.53%) Skype for Business
4 17 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.37%) CMS
7 4 (1.37%) IIS
7 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 57 (19.52%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 90 (30.82%) Office 365
2 79 (27.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.45%) GitHub
5 10 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.37%) IaaS
6 4 (1.37%) SaaS
7 3 (1.03%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.03%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.36%) Firewall
2 27 (9.25%) LAN
2 27 (9.25%) WAN
3 25 (8.56%) DNS
4 21 (7.19%) Skype
5 20 (6.85%) SAN
6 15 (5.14%) DHCP
6 15 (5.14%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.42%) Internet
8 8 (2.74%) NAS
8 8 (2.74%) Unified Communications
8 8 (2.74%) Wireless
9 7 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (2.40%) VPN
9 7 (2.40%) WLAN
10 4 (1.37%) DDNS
10 4 (1.37%) PBX
11 2 (0.68%) IMAP
11 2 (0.68%) PSTN
11 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.74%) Power BI
3 7 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.40%) MySQL
4 5 (1.71%) QlikView
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) SSDT
8 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.34%) GIS
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (13.70%) Visual Studio
2 27 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.48%) NUnit
4 13 (4.45%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.77%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.05%) Selenium
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.34%) MSTest
General
1 53 (18.15%) Finance
2 19 (6.51%) Marketing
3 10 (3.42%) Retail
4 7 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.03%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Automotive
6 2 (0.68%) Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Games
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (36.30%) Developer
2 52 (17.81%) .NET Developer
3 50 (17.12%) Software Developer
4 49 (16.78%) Support Engineer
5 38 (13.01%) Analyst
6 30 (10.27%) C# Developer
7 27 (9.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (8.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (8.56%) Service Desk Support
9 19 (6.51%) Agile .NET Developer
9 19 (6.51%) Agile Developer
9 19 (6.51%) IT Engineer
9 19 (6.51%) Service Analyst
9 19 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (6.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 18 (6.16%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 17 (5.82%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (5.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (37.33%) .NET
2 80 (27.40%) HTML
3 77 (26.37%) ASP.NET
4 70 (23.97%) CSS
5 63 (21.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 59 (20.21%) jQuery
7 40 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (11.30%) XML
9 32 (10.96%) .NET Framework
10 28 (9.59%) HTML5
11 26 (8.90%) KnockoutJS
11 26 (8.90%) Web Services
12 25 (8.56%) WCF
13 20 (6.85%) Entity Framework
14 13 (4.45%) JSON
15 12 (4.11%) AngularJS
16 7 (2.40%) REST
17 6 (2.05%) SOAP
18 5 (1.71%) Ajax
18 5 (1.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.82%) Public Cloud
2 16 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.74%) Clustering
7 7 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.37%) Blog
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.68%) PKI
10 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) PMI
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (41.10%) Windows
2 46 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (12.67%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.51%) Linux
6 16 (5.48%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (4.45%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (25.68%) MVC
2 54 (18.49%) ITIL
3 47 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (11.99%) TDD
5 28 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (7.19%) BDD
8 19 (6.51%) DevOps
8 19 (6.51%) Scrum
8 19 (6.51%) SOLID
9 18 (6.16%) Migration
10 16 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (4.79%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.79%) Web Development
13 13 (4.45%) SDLC
14 12 (4.11%) ITIL V3
14 12 (4.11%) Project Management
14 12 (4.11%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 100 (34.25%) C#
2 92 (31.51%) SQL
3 74 (25.34%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.16%) Python
5 17 (5.82%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.42%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 58 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.62%) Degree
3 26 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (7.19%) MCSA
5 20 (6.85%) CCNA
6 19 (6.51%) MCSE
7 16 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (4.79%) MCITP
8 14 (4.79%) MCP
9 13 (4.45%) RHCE
10 10 (3.42%) AWS Certification
11 6 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.05%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.37%) CCSP
12 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.68%) ACCA
13 2 (0.68%) CCA
13 2 (0.68%) CIMA
13 2 (0.68%) ISEB
13 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) ISO 14001
2 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.37%) PMO
3 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 100 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.01%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.45%) Docker
5 9 (3.08%) XenApp
5 9 (3.08%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.05%) vSphere
7 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (5.14%) SCCM
2 13 (4.45%) Ansible
3 11 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 61 (20.89%) VMware
2 31 (10.62%) Citrix
3 20 (6.85%) Cisco
4 13 (4.45%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.42%) DevExpress
5 10 (3.42%) Google
6 6 (2.05%) Oracle
6 6 (2.05%) Veeam
7 5 (1.71%) Tableau
8 4 (1.37%) Meraki
8 4 (1.37%) Sage
8 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.37%) SAP
8 4 (1.37%) SonicWALL
8 4 (1.37%) Sonus
9 3 (1.03%) Ubiquiti
10 2 (0.68%) Apple
10 2 (0.68%) Equitrac
10 2 (0.68%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds