Period
to 14 April 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 14 April 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 522 735 958
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.86% 22.87% 22.99%
As % of the Vendors category 46.86% 47.73% 51.31%
Number of salaries quoted 392 592 682
10th Percentile £24,775 £23,513 £23,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,282 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 the East Midlands.

All Vendors
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,114 1,540 1,867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 42.39% 47.92% 44.80%
Number of salaries quoted 863 1,258 1,295
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £73,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 April 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
Leicestershire +1 136 £43,000 +1.18% 33
Nottinghamshire -3 131 £40,000 -5.88% 70
Northamptonshire -1 111 £42,500 -5.56% 15
Derbyshire +18 110 £38,000 -10.59% 24
Lincolnshire -5 18 £33,000 +10.00% 21
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 14 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 226 (43.30%) Azure
2 176 (33.72%) SQL
3 157 (30.08%) Windows
4 142 (27.20%) Active Directory
5 133 (25.48%) SQL Server
6 122 (23.37%) Microsoft 365
7 93 (17.82%) C#
8 84 (16.09%) .NET
9 75 (14.37%) ITIL
10 74 (14.18%) VMware
10 74 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
11 73 (13.98%) Firewall
12 72 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
14 63 (12.07%) JavaScript
15 59 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 52 (9.96%) Cisco
17 51 (9.77%) Citrix
17 51 (9.77%) CSS
17 51 (9.77%) Windows 10
18 50 (9.58%) Windows Server
18 50 (9.58%) MVC
18 50 (9.58%) HTML
18 50 (9.58%) SharePoint
18 50 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
18 50 (9.58%) Hyper-V
19 48 (9.20%) Project Management
20 47 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (9.00%) AWS
21 46 (8.81%) Python

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 50 (9.58%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.13%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.34%) IIS
4 6 (1.15%) Confluence
5 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.77%) SAS
6 3 (0.57%) CMS
6 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.11%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.77%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.77%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 226 (43.30%) Azure
2 122 (23.37%) Microsoft 365
3 47 (9.00%) AWS
4 33 (6.32%) Power Platform
5 31 (5.94%) Dynamics 365
6 28 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (3.07%) PaaS
8 13 (2.49%) OneDrive
9 12 (2.30%) Serverless
10 11 (2.11%) GCP
10 11 (2.11%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.53%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.53%) IaaS
12 5 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.96%) Google Workspace
12 5 (0.96%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.96%) SaaS
13 3 (0.57%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.57%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.38%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.98%) Firewall
2 34 (6.51%) SAN
3 32 (6.13%) LAN
4 31 (5.94%) WAN
5 25 (4.79%) DNS
5 25 (4.79%) VoIP
6 22 (4.21%) DHCP
7 19 (3.64%) NAS
8 18 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 17 (3.26%) VLAN
10 10 (1.92%) Internet
10 10 (1.92%) VPN
11 9 (1.72%) Network Security
11 9 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.53%) WLAN
13 6 (1.15%) MPLS
14 5 (0.96%) SSH
15 4 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (4.98%) Power BI
4 25 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.30%) Redis
7 12 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.30%) Tableau
8 11 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.92%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 7
10 9 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.72%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.53%) MySQL
11 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2019
13 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (4.79%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.68%) JIRA
4 7 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.57%) NUnit
6 3 (0.57%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.19%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.19%) Grunt
8 1 (0.19%) gulp
8 1 (0.19%) jspm
8 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.19%) Katalon Studio
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.19%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 42 (8.05%) Multimedia
2 38 (7.28%) Finance
3 28 (5.36%) Retail
4 27 (5.17%) Law
5 22 (4.21%) Public Sector
6 21 (4.02%) Back Office
7 15 (2.87%) Marketing
8 13 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.53%) Legal
11 5 (0.96%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (0.77%) Automotive
13 3 (0.57%) Electronics
13 3 (0.57%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Billing
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (18.20%) Developer
2 94 (18.01%) Analyst
3 51 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 40 (7.66%) IT Support
5 36 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 33 (6.32%) Architect
7 31 (5.94%) Trainee
8 26 (4.98%) Software Developer
9 25 (4.79%) IT Analyst
9 25 (4.79%) Service Analyst
10 24 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 23 (4.41%) IT Manager
12 22 (4.21%) DBA
12 22 (4.21%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.64%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
14 18 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.09%) .NET
2 51 (9.77%) CSS
3 50 (9.58%) HTML
4 36 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 34 (6.51%) .NET Core
6 27 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 25 (4.79%) CSS3
7 25 (4.79%) HTML5
8 24 (4.60%) AngularJS
9 23 (4.41%) React
10 20 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (3.07%) Entity Framework
12 14 (2.68%) WinForms
13 12 (2.30%) jQuery
13 12 (2.30%) Sass
14 10 (1.92%) OpenID
14 10 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (1.72%) COM
15 9 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (1.72%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.87%) Replication
5 14 (2.68%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.49%) User Experience
7 10 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.72%) NHS
9 8 (1.53%) AS400
10 6 (1.15%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.15%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.96%) FMCG
11 5 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.96%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.77%) Clustering
12 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 157 (30.08%) Windows
2 51 (9.77%) Windows 10
3 50 (9.58%) Windows Server
4 44 (8.43%) Linux
5 17 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.68%) Unix
7 14 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.30%) AIX
9 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.53%) Android
10 8 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.57%) Solaris
13 2 (0.38%) HPUX
13 2 (0.38%) SUSE
13 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (14.37%) ITIL
2 74 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
3 72 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (9.58%) MVC
5 48 (9.20%) Project Management
6 44 (8.43%) DevOps
7 39 (7.47%) Migration
8 36 (6.90%) Project Delivery
9 34 (6.51%) Service Delivery
10 33 (6.32%) Change Management
10 33 (6.32%) Microservices
10 33 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (5.75%) ERP
12 29 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (5.56%) Scrum
13 27 (5.17%) Analytics
13 27 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (5.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 176 (33.72%) SQL
2 93 (17.82%) C#
3 63 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 46 (8.81%) Python
5 40 (7.66%) T-SQL
6 39 (7.47%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.02%) VB.NET
8 19 (3.64%) Java
9 18 (3.45%) PHP
10 11 (2.11%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.92%) VBA
12 9 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.72%) Ruby
13 8 (1.53%) R
14 5 (0.96%) VB
15 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.57%) C
16 3 (0.57%) Go
16 3 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (5.94%) A+ Certification
3 21 (4.02%) Degree
4 14 (2.68%) MCP
4 14 (2.68%) MCSA
5 13 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (2.11%) CCNA
6 11 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.92%) MCSE
8 9 (1.72%) MCITP
8 9 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 8 (1.53%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.53%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.96%) CCDA
10 5 (0.96%) CCENT
10 5 (0.96%) CCNP
10 5 (0.96%) CISSP
10 5 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.62%) SLA
2 22 (4.21%) QA
3 9 (1.72%) GDPR
4 8 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.38%) COBIT
7 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 142 (27.20%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.58%) Hyper-V
3 30 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.60%) XenDesktop
5 22 (4.21%) XenApp
6 17 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.87%) vSphere
8 14 (2.68%) Docker
9 10 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.57%) pfSense
12 2 (0.38%) Firmware
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (6.70%) SCCM
2 12 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
2 12 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (1.92%) Ansible
3 10 (1.92%) MIIS
4 9 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.15%) Terraform
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.96%) SCOM
7 4 (0.77%) Nessus
7 4 (0.77%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (14.18%) VMware
2 52 (9.96%) Cisco
3 51 (9.77%) Citrix
4 29 (5.56%) Oracle
5 17 (3.26%) Dell
5 17 (3.26%) HP
6 16 (3.07%) IBM
7 12 (2.30%) Google
7 12 (2.30%) JD Edwards
8 11 (2.11%) Apple
8 11 (2.11%) Draytek
8 11 (2.11%) SAP
8 11 (2.11%) SolarWinds
8 11 (2.11%) SonicWALL
9 9 (1.72%) Telerik
10 8 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.15%) NetApp
11 6 (1.15%) Sophos
12 5 (0.96%) Databricks
12 5 (0.96%) Veeam