Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 21 October 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,087 2,048 2,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.86% 17.71% 16.10%
As % of the Vendors category 45.58% 41.69% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,559 1,726 1,860
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £23,716
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,579 4,913 5,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 43.57% 42.50% 42.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,311 3,954 4,452
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the East of England

Microsoft
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Hertfordshire +1 818 £44,500 +3.49% 129
Cambridgeshire +8 510 £43,500 +8.75% 94
Essex 0 267 £40,000 -8.05% 61
Bedfordshire 0 235 £42,500 +2.41% 36
Suffolk +2 168 £43,500 +8.75% 28
Norfolk +5 88 £37,500 +11.94% 25
East Anglia +4 1 - - 17
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 743 (35.60%) Windows
2 611 (29.28%) SQL Server
3 554 (26.55%) SQL
4 485 (23.24%) C#
5 455 (21.80%) .NET
6 454 (21.75%) Active Directory
7 446 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 412 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
9 353 (16.91%) VMware
10 347 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
11 302 (14.47%) Windows Server
12 297 (14.23%) Office 365
13 294 (14.09%) Finance
14 277 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
15 263 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
16 261 (12.51%) JavaScript
17 258 (12.36%) ASP.NET
18 249 (11.93%) Firewall
19 246 (11.79%) ITIL
20 237 (11.36%) Degree
21 236 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
22 231 (11.07%) PowerShell
23 230 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
24 216 (10.35%) HTML
24 216 (10.35%) MVC
25 201 (9.63%) Retail
26 200 (9.58%) DNS
27 199 (9.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 198 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
28 198 (9.49%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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
1 192 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 99 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 62 (2.97%) IIS
4 58 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 38 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (1.63%) Confluence
7 25 (1.20%) Apache
7 25 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.72%) JBoss
13 14 (0.67%) CMS
13 14 (0.67%) Traefik
13 14 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 347 (16.63%) Microsoft Office
2 194 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
4 70 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.048%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.048%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.048%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 101 (4.84%) Dynamics AX
2 77 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (1.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 31 (1.49%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.38%) Sage 200
7 7 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.19%) BPCS
10 3 (0.14%) Primavera
11 2 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.096%) Lawson
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
12 1 (0.048%) Infor M3
12 1 (0.048%) Magento
12 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
12 1 (0.048%) Sage CRM
12 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.048%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 446 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 297 (14.23%) Office 365
3 153 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (4.60%) Dynamics 365
5 89 (4.26%) SaaS
6 48 (2.30%) IaaS
7 40 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
8 37 (1.77%) PaaS
9 25 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.96%) GitHub
13 18 (0.86%) Mimecast
14 17 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.62%) G Suite
15 13 (0.62%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.34%) Serverless
17 6 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
17 6 (0.29%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 249 (11.93%) Firewall
2 200 (9.58%) DNS
3 134 (6.42%) DHCP
3 134 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 109 (5.22%) VPN
5 97 (4.65%) SAN
6 75 (3.59%) WAN
7 66 (3.16%) LAN
8 61 (2.92%) Network Security
9 45 (2.16%) Wireless
10 44 (2.11%) Internet
11 43 (2.06%) Skype
12 37 (1.77%) VoIP
13 35 (1.68%) HTTP
13 35 (1.68%) Wireshark
14 34 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
15 31 (1.49%) VLAN
16 24 (1.15%) NetScaler
17 23 (1.10%) SNMP
18 22 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (29.28%) SQL Server
2 199 (9.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 173 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 145 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
5 128 (6.13%) Power BI
6 124 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (3.26%) MySQL
8 66 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 47 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 46 (2.20%) Big Data
11 43 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 42 (2.01%) Relational Database
13 39 (1.87%) MongoDB
13 39 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 25 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
16 21 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (1.01%) OLAP
17 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
18 18 (0.86%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 113 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 90 (4.31%) JIRA
3 74 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (2.54%) Git (software)
5 42 (2.01%) NUnit
6 40 (1.92%) Selenium
7 37 (1.77%) Jenkins
8 34 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 31 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.10%) MSTest
11 21 (1.01%) SpecFlow
12 20 (0.96%) Ant
13 15 (0.72%) Subversion
14 13 (0.62%) Bitbucket
14 13 (0.62%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.57%) WatiN
16 9 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.43%) JMeter
17 8 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 294 (14.09%) Finance
2 201 (9.63%) Retail
3 67 (3.21%) Marketing
4 66 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 53 (2.54%) Advertising
6 45 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.44%) Games
8 21 (1.01%) Banking
9 17 (0.81%) Electronics
9 17 (0.81%) French Language
10 13 (0.62%) Legal
11 12 (0.57%) Back Office
11 12 (0.57%) German Language
11 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.48%) Billing
12 10 (0.48%) Swedish Language
13 9 (0.43%) Automotive
13 9 (0.43%) Publishing
14 7 (0.34%) Law
15 6 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 463 (22.18%) Developer
2 304 (14.57%) Analyst
3 189 (9.06%) .NET Developer
4 180 (8.62%) Support Engineer
5 135 (6.47%) Consultant
6 132 (6.32%) IT Support
7 131 (6.28%) C# Developer
8 99 (4.74%) Architect
9 97 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 95 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
11 94 (4.50%) Software Developer
12 91 (4.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 83 (3.98%) IT Engineer
14 82 (3.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 81 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 76 (3.64%) Support Analyst
17 74 (3.55%) Project Manager
18 67 (3.21%) Desktop Support
19 65 (3.11%) Software Engineer
20 61 (2.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (21.80%) .NET
2 258 (12.36%) ASP.NET
3 216 (10.35%) HTML
4 190 (9.10%) CSS
5 153 (7.33%) AngularJS
6 131 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 125 (5.99%) Web Services
8 110 (5.27%) .NET Framework
9 90 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 80 (3.83%) jQuery
11 66 (3.16%) WPF
12 55 (2.64%) WCF
13 47 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 45 (2.16%) RESTful
15 42 (2.01%) WinForms
15 42 (2.01%) XML
16 41 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
17 40 (1.92%) JSON
18 37 (1.77%) Entity Framework
18 37 (1.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 277 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
3 148 (7.09%) Data Centre
4 112 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 83 (3.98%) User Experience
6 76 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
7 65 (3.11%) Driving Licence
8 64 (3.07%) Computer Science
9 60 (2.87%) Replication
10 58 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
11 40 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (1.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 36 (1.72%) NHS
14 35 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
15 31 (1.49%) Mobile App
16 30 (1.44%) iPhone
16 30 (1.44%) Public Cloud
17 24 (1.15%) Clustering
18 23 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
19 22 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 743 (35.60%) Windows
2 302 (14.47%) Windows Server
3 198 (9.49%) Windows 7
4 173 (8.29%) Windows 10
5 156 (7.47%) Linux
6 135 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 119 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (3.69%) Unix
9 71 (3.40%) Mac OS X
10 58 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 57 (2.73%) Windows 8
12 56 (2.68%) Android
13 35 (1.68%) Windows XP
14 28 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (0.96%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.91%) CentOS
17 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.48%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.38%) Kali Linux
20 7 (0.34%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
3 246 (11.79%) ITIL
4 230 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
5 216 (10.35%) MVC
6 176 (8.43%) Project Management
6 176 (8.43%) Software Engineering
7 173 (8.29%) Mentoring
8 151 (7.24%) Analytics
9 136 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 136 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 129 (6.18%) CRM
11 127 (6.09%) ETL
12 119 (5.70%) Scrum
13 113 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
14 112 (5.37%) SDLC
15 111 (5.32%) TDD
16 101 (4.84%) ERP
16 101 (4.84%) SIEM
17 100 (4.79%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 554 (26.55%) SQL
2 485 (23.24%) C#
3 261 (12.51%) JavaScript
4 231 (11.07%) PowerShell
5 163 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 123 (5.89%) Python
7 110 (5.27%) Java
8 58 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 51 (2.44%) C++
10 50 (2.40%) C
11 49 (2.35%) VBA
12 42 (2.01%) VB
13 39 (1.87%) PHP
14 31 (1.49%) VB.NET
15 30 (1.44%) TypeScript
16 18 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 18 (0.86%) VBScript
17 17 (0.81%) Ruby
17 17 (0.81%) X++
18 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 237 (11.36%) Degree
2 236 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (5.89%) SSCP
4 114 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (5.46%) MCSE
5 113 (5.41%) CISSP
6 104 (4.98%) SANS
7 86 (4.12%) CSSLP
8 76 (3.64%) GIAC
9 71 (3.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 71 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 68 (3.26%) CCNA
11 65 (3.11%) CCNP
12 55 (2.64%) Security Cleared
13 50 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 50 (2.40%) MCSA
14 47 (2.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 46 (2.20%) ISSAP
15 46 (2.20%) ISSEP
15 46 (2.20%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.46%) SLA
2 60 (2.87%) QA
3 30 (1.44%) PMO
4 23 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.14%) BS7799
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.14%) WAI
8 2 (0.096%) GDPR
8 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.096%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.048%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.048%) GAMP
9 1 (0.048%) GMP
9 1 (0.048%) GPG13
9 1 (0.048%) GxP
9 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 454 (21.75%) Active Directory
2 198 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (7.57%) Hyper-V
4 73 (3.50%) XenApp
5 61 (2.92%) vSphere
6 55 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 46 (2.20%) Docker
9 38 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.96%) XenServer
12 14 (0.67%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.57%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.48%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.38%) Firmware
15 8 (0.38%) NFS
15 8 (0.38%) Xen
16 7 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 96 (4.60%) SCCM
2 46 (2.20%) Puppet
3 37 (1.77%) SCOM
4 29 (1.39%) RSA Security Analytics
5 28 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.29%) Kubernetes
7 24 (1.15%) Backup Exec
8 21 (1.01%) SCVMM
9 20 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (0.77%) FortiGate
11 15 (0.72%) vRealize
11 15 (0.72%) WSUS
12 14 (0.67%) Ansible
13 11 (0.53%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.48%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 9 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 353 (16.91%) VMware
2 172 (8.24%) Citrix
3 162 (7.76%) Cisco
4 112 (5.37%) Symantec
5 87 (4.17%) HP
6 84 (4.02%) Oracle
7 66 (3.16%) IBM
8 65 (3.11%) Sophos
9 60 (2.87%) Red Hat
10 58 (2.78%) Splunk
11 57 (2.73%) Veeam
12 52 (2.49%) EMC
13 46 (2.20%) Google
14 45 (2.16%) Apple
15 44 (2.11%) NetApp
16 40 (1.92%) Cognos
16 40 (1.92%) SAP
17 35 (1.68%) Tableau
18 32 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
19 30 (1.44%) Dell