Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 716 268 1,008
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.41% 21.53% 25.13%
As % of the Vendors category 49.86% 46.29% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 506 216 827
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,664 £23,250
25th Percentile £30,750 £34,688 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
75th Percentile £51,250 £55,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 1,436 579 1,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 42.93% 46.51% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 473 1,540
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £24,500
25th Percentile £33,250 £35,000 £31,219
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £53,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Northamptonshire +1 210 £37,500 -16.67% 45
Nottinghamshire +1 187 £47,000 -1.05% 73
Leicestershire -8 141 £42,500 +2.41% 57
Derbyshire +6 119 £40,000 -7.64% 52
Lincolnshire +8 49 £37,500 +11.94% 21
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 262 (36.59%) Azure
2 256 (35.75%) Social Skills
3 212 (29.61%) Windows
4 200 (27.93%) SQL
5 185 (25.84%) Active Directory
6 179 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
7 166 (23.18%) SQL Server
8 160 (22.35%) Microsoft Office
9 137 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
10 116 (16.20%) Windows Server
11 108 (15.08%) VMware
11 108 (15.08%) .NET
11 108 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
12 101 (14.11%) C#
13 100 (13.97%) Retail
14 90 (12.57%) SharePoint
15 82 (11.45%) Windows 10
16 81 (11.31%) Degree
17 79 (11.03%) Microsoft Excel
17 79 (11.03%) JavaScript
18 78 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (10.20%) Firewall
20 71 (9.92%) Citrix
21 69 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
22 66 (9.22%) ITIL
22 66 (9.22%) Power Platform
23 65 (9.08%) MS Exchange
24 63 (8.80%) DevOps
24 63 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
24 63 (8.80%) Organisational Skills

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 90 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 65 (9.08%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.96%) CMS
4 12 (1.68%) nginx
5 10 (1.40%) IIS
5 10 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.70%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 160 (22.35%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (11.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (5.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (2.09%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.82%) InDesign
5 13 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
7 6 (0.84%) Siemens NX
7 6 (0.84%) Solid Edge
8 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.28%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.14%) Figma
10 1 (0.14%) Sketch
10 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) NetSuite
1 9 (1.26%) Shopify
2 8 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.98%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.84%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.70%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.56%) Maximo
7 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.42%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.28%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.28%) Workfront
9 1 (0.14%) Eikon
9 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.14%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 262 (36.59%) Azure
2 179 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 66 (9.22%) Power Platform
4 37 (5.17%) AWS
4 37 (5.17%) OneDrive
4 37 (5.17%) SaaS
5 35 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
6 25 (3.49%) IaaS
6 25 (3.49%) PaaS
7 24 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (3.07%) PowerApps
9 16 (2.23%) Power Automate
10 15 (2.09%) Yammer
11 14 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (1.40%) GitHub
14 7 (0.98%) GCP
15 6 (0.84%) Cloudflare
16 5 (0.70%) Serverless
16 5 (0.70%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.20%) Firewall
2 59 (8.24%) DNS
3 55 (7.68%) WAN
4 50 (6.98%) LAN
5 42 (5.87%) VPN
6 39 (5.45%) DHCP
7 25 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (3.21%) Wireless
9 22 (3.07%) Internet
10 19 (2.65%) SAN
11 18 (2.51%) TCP/IP
12 17 (2.37%) Intranet
12 17 (2.37%) Skype
13 12 (1.68%) VLAN
13 12 (1.68%) WLAN
14 10 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.12%) HTTP
15 8 (1.12%) VoIP
16 7 (0.98%) SMTP
16 7 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.42%) Power BI
3 39 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.09%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.96%) Data Lake
8 13 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.68%) OLAP
9 12 (1.68%) OLTP
9 12 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.26%) Tableau
11 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 40 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.51%) JIRA
4 10 (1.40%) Subversion
5 7 (0.98%) Selenium
6 6 (0.84%) Android Studio
6 6 (0.84%) Cactus
6 6 (0.84%) gulp
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.84%) webpack
6 6 (0.84%) Xcode
7 5 (0.70%) GitLab
7 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.70%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.56%) Gradle
8 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.42%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 256 (35.75%) Social Skills
2 100 (13.97%) Retail
3 63 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (8.80%) Organisational Skills
4 55 (7.68%) Finance
5 46 (6.42%) Law
6 40 (5.59%) Marketing
7 39 (5.45%) Manufacturing
8 33 (4.61%) Public Sector
9 17 (2.37%) Legal
10 16 (2.23%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
12 12 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (1.54%) Automotive
13 11 (1.54%) Billing
14 9 (1.26%) Banking
14 9 (1.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 9 (1.26%) Publishing
15 8 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 142 (19.83%) Developer
2 96 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 72 (10.06%) Analyst
4 55 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (6.01%) IT Support
6 39 (5.45%) .NET Developer
7 37 (5.17%) IT Engineer
8 33 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 33 (4.61%) Software Developer
9 31 (4.33%) Administrator
10 30 (4.19%) Consultant
11 27 (3.77%) Architect
12 26 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 26 (3.63%) C# Developer
13 25 (3.49%) DBA
13 25 (3.49%) Infrastructure Support
13 25 (3.49%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 25 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
14 22 (3.07%) Project Support Engineer
14 22 (3.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (15.08%) .NET
2 61 (8.52%) .NET Framework
3 50 (6.98%) CSS
4 48 (6.70%) HTML
5 46 (6.42%) ASP.NET
6 45 (6.28%) Web Services
7 36 (5.03%) REST
8 31 (4.33%) XML
9 29 (4.05%) jQuery
10 28 (3.91%) AngularJS
10 28 (3.91%) JSON
11 24 (3.35%) .NET Core
11 24 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (3.07%) Sass
13 21 (2.93%) React
14 20 (2.79%) Entity Framework
14 20 (2.79%) HTML5
15 19 (2.65%) LINQ
16 17 (2.37%) SOAP
17 15 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 35 (4.89%) CCTV
2 35 (4.89%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (3.91%) User Experience
4 26 (3.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 25 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 14 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.68%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.68%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.26%) iPhone
9 9 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.12%) Social Media
11 7 (0.98%) Life Science
11 7 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 212 (29.61%) Windows
2 116 (16.20%) Windows Server
3 82 (11.45%) Windows 10
4 55 (7.68%) Linux
5 38 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 36 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (4.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (3.63%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.49%) Android
10 24 (3.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 21 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (2.51%) Unix
13 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.56%) AIX
15 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.42%) CentOS
16 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
2 108 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (9.22%) ITIL
5 63 (8.80%) DevOps
6 62 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 56 (7.82%) Software Engineering
8 55 (7.68%) Project Management
9 52 (7.26%) MVC
10 51 (7.12%) Facilities Management
11 49 (6.84%) Scrum
11 49 (6.84%) Service Delivery
12 42 (5.87%) ETL
13 41 (5.73%) Computer Science
13 41 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 41 (5.73%) Migration
14 40 (5.59%) Information Security
14 40 (5.59%) Line Management
15 39 (5.45%) Decision-Making
16 38 (5.31%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (27.93%) SQL
2 101 (14.11%) C#
3 79 (11.03%) JavaScript
4 59 (8.24%) PowerShell
5 34 (4.75%) T-SQL
6 24 (3.35%) Python
7 18 (2.51%) TypeScript
8 16 (2.23%) C++
8 16 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.96%) Java
10 13 (1.82%) PHP
11 12 (1.68%) R
12 10 (1.40%) C
12 10 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.84%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.70%) Java 8
14 5 (0.70%) VB
15 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (11.31%) Degree
2 50 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
3 22 (3.07%) MCITP
4 19 (2.65%) MCP
5 18 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.51%) HNC
5 18 (2.51%) HND
6 16 (2.23%) CCNA
7 15 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.09%) MCSE
8 11 (1.54%) CCNP
9 8 (1.12%) MCSA
9 8 (1.12%) Security Cleared
10 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 6 (0.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.70%) SLA
2 21 (2.93%) QA
3 15 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.68%) GDPR
5 9 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.98%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.56%) COSHH
7 4 (0.56%) NEBOSH
7 4 (0.56%) PMO
7 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) IASME
10 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 185 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 78 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (8.66%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.61%) vSphere
5 32 (4.47%) XenApp
5 32 (4.47%) XenDesktop
6 24 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.40%) Docker
10 8 (1.12%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.84%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.56%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) Firmware
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (6.84%) SCCM
2 29 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.68%) SCOM
5 11 (1.54%) WSUS
6 10 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.84%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (0.84%) Nagios
8 6 (0.84%) Terraform
9 4 (0.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.56%) Ansible
9 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.42%) Sysdig
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 108 (15.08%) VMware
2 71 (9.92%) Citrix
3 47 (6.56%) Cisco
4 38 (5.31%) Oracle
5 28 (3.91%) SAP
6 27 (3.77%) Veeam
7 26 (3.63%) Adobe
8 25 (3.49%) Google
9 20 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.09%) Apple
11 14 (1.96%) HP
12 13 (1.82%) JD Edwards
12 13 (1.82%) NetApp
13 11 (1.54%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.26%) Databricks
14 9 (1.26%) Sophos
15 8 (1.12%) BT
15 8 (1.12%) Juniper
15 8 (1.12%) Sage
15 8 (1.12%) Telerik