Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 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 of England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 523 1,126 1,770
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 17.90% 19.17% 19.80%
As % of the Vendors category 42.94% 41.67% 44.28%
Number of salaries quoted 480 949 1,475
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £25,725 £25,000 £23,886
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,218 2,702 3,997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 41.68% 46.00% 44.71%
Number of salaries quoted 833 1,900 3,016
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,750 £72,500 £68,375
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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
Essex 0 142 £50,000 +34.92% 46
Hertfordshire +1 138 £47,500 +11.76% 84
Cambridgeshire -9 120 £40,000 -8.05% 50
Bedfordshire +2 90 £52,500 -3.67% 17
Norfolk +2 27 £35,500 -11.25% 10
Suffolk -11 9 £41,000 -13.68% 9
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 219 (41.87%) Azure
2 200 (38.24%) Windows
3 175 (33.46%) Microsoft 365
4 135 (25.81%) Active Directory
5 110 (21.03%) SQL
6 108 (20.65%) Windows Server
7 99 (18.93%) VMware
8 97 (18.55%) C#
9 90 (17.21%) ITIL
10 85 (16.25%) SQL Server
10 85 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (16.25%) Degree
11 84 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
12 75 (14.34%) Firewall
13 72 (13.77%) JavaScript
14 71 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
15 66 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (12.62%) PowerShell
16 63 (12.05%) .NET
17 62 (11.85%) MS Exchange
18 58 (11.09%) DNS
18 58 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 57 (10.90%) SharePoint
20 52 (9.94%) Project Management
20 52 (9.94%) DevOps
20 52 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (9.75%) HTML
21 51 (9.75%) SCCM
22 50 (9.56%) Linux
23 49 (9.37%) Hyper-V

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 62 (11.85%) MS Exchange
2 57 (10.90%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.25%) IIS
4 15 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
5 8 (1.53%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.53%) Luigi
6 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) CMS
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.19%) Kentico
10 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 71 (13.58%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.76%) Camtasia
4 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 20 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.15%) Sage 1000
4 4 (0.76%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 219 (41.87%) Azure
2 175 (33.46%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (8.22%) AWS
4 38 (7.27%) SaaS
5 34 (6.50%) OneDrive
6 33 (6.31%) Dynamics 365
6 33 (6.31%) Power Platform
7 29 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 26 (4.97%) PaaS
9 21 (4.02%) IaaS
10 16 (3.06%) Logic Apps
10 16 (3.06%) Mimecast
11 15 (2.87%) Azure Functions
11 15 (2.87%) Serverless
12 11 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.34%) GCP
13 7 (1.34%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (14.34%) Firewall
2 58 (11.09%) DNS
3 40 (7.65%) DHCP
3 40 (7.65%) Skype
4 34 (6.50%) VLAN
5 30 (5.74%) VPN
6 28 (5.35%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.02%) LAN
7 21 (4.02%) WAN
8 19 (3.63%) NetScaler
9 16 (3.06%) Network Security
10 15 (2.87%) VoIP
11 12 (2.29%) SMTP
12 10 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (1.72%) HTTP
14 8 (1.53%) FTP
14 8 (1.53%) SSL
14 8 (1.53%) Wireless
15 6 (1.15%) SAN
16 4 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (4.97%) Power BI
5 21 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.29%) MySQL
8 10 (1.91%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.53%) Azkaban
9 8 (1.53%) Big Data
9 8 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 24 (4.59%) Visual Studio
2 23 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.72%) JIRA
6 5 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.96%) Subversion
7 4 (0.76%) NUnit
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.57%) webpack
9 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.38%) Buildbot
9 2 (0.38%) Clang
9 2 (0.38%) CMake
9 2 (0.38%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.38%) GCC
9 2 (0.38%) Xcode
10 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.19%) NetBeans
General
1 44 (8.41%) Finance
2 23 (4.40%) Games
3 15 (2.87%) Retail
4 14 (2.68%) Law
5 13 (2.49%) Publishing
6 12 (2.29%) Spanish Language
7 11 (2.10%) French Language
7 11 (2.10%) German Language
7 11 (2.10%) Italian Language
8 10 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.53%) Marketing
10 8 (1.53%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.15%) Legal
12 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.76%) Electronics
14 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.57%) Billing
15 2 (0.38%) Banking
15 2 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (15.87%) Developer
2 71 (13.58%) Analyst
3 52 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (7.07%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.54%) Architect
6 28 (5.35%) Consultant
7 27 (5.16%) .NET Developer
8 25 (4.78%) Administrator
9 22 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
9 22 (4.21%) IT Engineer
9 22 (4.21%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (3.44%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.06%) IT Support
14 16 (3.06%) Senior Developer
15 15 (2.87%) Service Analyst
15 15 (2.87%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.05%) .NET
2 51 (9.75%) HTML
3 46 (8.80%) CSS
4 34 (6.50%) ASP.NET
5 25 (4.78%) REST
6 19 (3.63%) HTML5
6 19 (3.63%) Web Services
7 13 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (2.49%) CSS3
7 13 (2.49%) Java SE
8 12 (2.29%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (1.91%) React
10 9 (1.72%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.72%) jQuery
10 9 (1.72%) XML
11 8 (1.53%) Kafka
11 8 (1.53%) LDAP
11 8 (1.53%) Node.js
12 7 (1.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.16%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.78%) Data Centre
5 23 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.82%) User Experience
7 18 (3.44%) Data Structures
7 18 (3.44%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.49%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (1.72%) Cyberattack
10 9 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.15%) Clustering
13 5 (0.96%) EPoS
13 5 (0.96%) FMCG
14 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 200 (38.24%) Windows
2 108 (20.65%) Windows Server
3 50 (9.56%) Linux
4 45 (8.60%) Windows 10
5 43 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (5.54%) Windows 7
8 26 (4.97%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (3.82%) Android
10 18 (3.44%) Mac OS X
10 18 (3.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (1.91%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.53%) Unix
13 6 (1.15%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.96%) SUSE
14 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (17.21%) ITIL
2 85 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 52 (9.94%) DevOps
5 52 (9.94%) Project Management
6 43 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (7.84%) Change Management
8 37 (7.07%) OO
9 36 (6.88%) Migration
10 34 (6.50%) ERP
10 34 (6.50%) Service Management
11 31 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
12 27 (5.16%) CRM
12 27 (5.16%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (4.97%) Decision-Making
13 26 (4.97%) OOP
14 25 (4.78%) Software Engineering
15 23 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (4.40%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 110 (21.03%) SQL
2 97 (18.55%) C#
3 72 (13.77%) JavaScript
4 66 (12.62%) PowerShell
5 45 (8.60%) Python
6 22 (4.21%) C++
6 22 (4.21%) Java
7 20 (3.82%) T-SQL
8 17 (3.25%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.49%) Java 8
10 10 (1.91%) VB
11 8 (1.53%) Scala
12 6 (1.15%) R
13 5 (0.96%) C
13 5 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.76%) VBScript
15 3 (0.57%) Groovy
15 3 (0.57%) VB6
15 3 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (16.25%) Degree
2 44 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.87%) CISSP
4 14 (2.68%) MCP
4 14 (2.68%) MCSA
5 13 (2.49%) CCNA
5 13 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.49%) CIW
5 13 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.49%) OCA
5 13 (2.49%) OCP
5 13 (2.49%) Oracle Certification
6 11 (2.10%) MCSE
6 11 (2.10%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.10%) PMP
7 10 (1.91%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.34%) ISSAP
10 7 (1.34%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.41%) SLA
2 20 (3.82%) GDPR
3 15 (2.87%) COBIT
4 13 (2.49%) QA
5 10 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.72%) NIST
7 7 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.38%) NCSC
9 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.19%) GxP
10 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 135 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 66 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (9.37%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.02%) vSphere
5 17 (3.25%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.53%) Docker
6 8 (1.53%) Xen
6 8 (1.53%) XenApp
7 6 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (9.75%) SCCM
2 44 (8.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (3.44%) Terraform
4 11 (2.10%) IBM BigFix
4 11 (2.10%) Puppet
5 10 (1.91%) Ansible
6 5 (0.96%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.57%) Consul
9 2 (0.38%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.19%) EnCase
10 1 (0.19%) FTK
10 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.19%) vRealize
10 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (18.93%) VMware
2 46 (8.80%) Citrix
3 37 (7.07%) Cisco
4 29 (5.54%) Oracle
5 21 (4.02%) Veeam
6 20 (3.82%) Sophos
7 18 (3.44%) Ivanti
8 17 (3.25%) Apple
9 15 (2.87%) CheckPoint
9 15 (2.87%) Google
9 15 (2.87%) IBM
10 13 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (2.49%) ServiceNow
11 12 (2.29%) NetApp
12 11 (2.10%) HP
12 11 (2.10%) Snow
13 9 (1.72%) McAfee
13 9 (1.72%) Splunk
14 8 (1.53%) Darktrace
14 8 (1.53%) Twitter