Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 403 1,428 2,177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 20.60% 20.11% 19.66%
As % of the Vendors category 46.54% 41.86% 45.18%
Number of salaries quoted 392 1,130 1,813
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,475 £24,000
90th Percentile £97,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 866 3,411 4,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 44.27% 48.04% 43.52%
Number of salaries quoted 677 2,418 3,479
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 2020. 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
Cambridgeshire -1 112 £42,250 +4.32% 50
Essex +2 105 £50,000 +14.29% 40
Hertfordshire -1 104 £45,050 +0.11% 50
Bedfordshire +1 56 £44,000 - 18
Suffolk -4 19 £65,000 +44.44% 13
Norfolk -3 13 £40,000 +15.94% 9
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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.

1 171 (42.43%) Windows
2 150 (37.22%) Azure
3 124 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 124 (30.77%) Office 365
4 108 (26.80%) SQL
5 103 (25.56%) SQL Server
6 97 (24.07%) .NET
7 88 (21.84%) C#
8 72 (17.87%) VMware
9 70 (17.37%) Windows Server
10 67 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
11 65 (16.13%) Degree
12 64 (15.88%) Microsoft Office
13 57 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 53 (13.15%) AWS
16 52 (12.90%) Finance
17 47 (11.66%) JavaScript
18 43 (10.67%) Firewall
18 43 (10.67%) ASP.NET
19 41 (10.17%) Analytics
20 40 (9.93%) Windows 10
20 40 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 39 (9.68%) ITIL
21 39 (9.68%) Linux
21 39 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
22 38 (9.43%) SharePoint
22 38 (9.43%) PowerShell
23 37 (9.18%) Hyper-V
23 37 (9.18%) SLA

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 38 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.44%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.73%) IIS
4 10 (2.48%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.48%) Luigi
5 9 (2.23%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (15.88%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.98%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.74%) Camtasia
5 3 (0.74%) EPLAN
6 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.50%) SPSS
7 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.25%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.99%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.50%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.25%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.25%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 150 (37.22%) Azure
2 124 (30.77%) Office 365
3 53 (13.15%) AWS
4 25 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (5.46%) Power Platform
6 16 (3.97%) SaaS
7 15 (3.72%) OneDrive
8 13 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 13 (3.23%) Mimecast
9 11 (2.73%) IaaS
10 10 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
10 10 (2.48%) Logic Apps
11 7 (1.74%) npm
11 7 (1.74%) PaaS
12 6 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (1.24%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.74%) Boomi
14 3 (0.74%) G Suite
14 3 (0.74%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.67%) Firewall
2 31 (7.69%) DNS
3 29 (7.20%) VPN
4 26 (6.45%) DHCP
5 24 (5.96%) LAN
6 23 (5.71%) Internet
6 23 (5.71%) WAN
7 21 (5.21%) VoIP
8 20 (4.96%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.96%) Wireless
9 16 (3.97%) Skype
9 16 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.72%) SAN
11 14 (3.47%) Network Security
12 10 (2.48%) Unified Communications
13 9 (2.23%) PBX
13 9 (2.23%) VLAN
14 7 (1.74%) WLAN
15 5 (1.24%) Cisco Wireless
16 4 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (5.71%) MySQL
6 21 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (4.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 17 (4.22%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (2.98%) Big Data
10 10 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.48%) Azkaban
10 10 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.48%) Power BI
10 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.99%) Redis
12 7 (1.74%) MS Access
13 5 (1.24%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 13 (3.23%) JIRA
2 11 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.48%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.23%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.74%) webpack
6 4 (0.99%) Buildbot
6 4 (0.99%) Clang
6 4 (0.99%) CMake
6 4 (0.99%) CruiseControl
6 4 (0.99%) GCC
6 4 (0.99%) Redmine
6 4 (0.99%) Subversion
6 4 (0.99%) Xcode
7 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 52 (12.90%) Finance
2 18 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.22%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.23%) Local Government
5 9 (2.23%) Retail
6 8 (1.99%) Electronics
6 8 (1.99%) Games
7 7 (1.74%) Law
8 6 (1.49%) Marketing
9 4 (0.99%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (0.99%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.99%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.74%) Banking
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) German Language
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (21.34%) Developer
2 56 (13.90%) Analyst
3 46 (11.41%) Support Engineer
4 39 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 36 (8.93%) IT Support
6 30 (7.44%) C# Developer
7 25 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (5.96%) Support Analyst
9 21 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (4.71%) Administrator
11 18 (4.47%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.22%) Architect
13 15 (3.72%) Azure Engineer
13 15 (3.72%) Consultant
13 15 (3.72%) SQL Developer
13 15 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (3.47%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (24.07%) .NET
2 43 (10.67%) ASP.NET
3 35 (8.68%) CSS
3 35 (8.68%) HTML
4 26 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 23 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (3.97%) jQuery
7 15 (3.72%) Web Services
8 14 (3.47%) .NET Core
8 14 (3.47%) Node.js
8 14 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (2.98%) React
10 11 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (2.48%) Kafka
11 10 (2.48%) Spark Streaming
11 10 (2.48%) XML
12 7 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (1.74%) Express
12 7 (1.74%) LESS
12 7 (1.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (4.96%) User Experience
5 18 (4.47%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.48%) Blog
6 10 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.48%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.99%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.99%) Replication
9 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.74%) FMCG
9 3 (0.74%) Music Streaming
9 3 (0.74%) PKI
9 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 171 (42.43%) Windows
2 70 (17.37%) Windows Server
3 40 (9.93%) Windows 10
4 39 (9.68%) Linux
5 21 (5.21%) Windows 7
6 20 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (2.98%) Mac OS X
10 11 (2.73%) Android
11 8 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.25%) CentOS
15 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
2 57 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (10.17%) Analytics
4 39 (9.68%) ITIL
5 33 (8.19%) Project Management
6 31 (7.69%) MVC
7 29 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (7.20%) Migration
8 27 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (6.20%) Computer Science
9 25 (6.20%) ETL
10 24 (5.96%) OO
10 24 (5.96%) Scrum
10 24 (5.96%) Web Development
11 23 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (5.71%) DevOps
12 21 (5.21%) Data Analytics
12 21 (5.21%) Decision-Making
13 20 (4.96%) Project Delivery
13 20 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 108 (26.80%) SQL
2 88 (21.84%) C#
3 47 (11.66%) JavaScript
4 38 (9.43%) PowerShell
5 29 (7.20%) Python
6 22 (5.46%) TypeScript
7 20 (4.96%) C++
8 17 (4.22%) PHP
9 15 (3.72%) VB
10 14 (3.47%) Java
11 11 (2.73%) VBA
12 10 (2.48%) Scala
13 9 (2.23%) Delphi
13 9 (2.23%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.99%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.99%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.49%) C
16 4 (0.99%) Lua
16 4 (0.99%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (16.13%) Degree
2 30 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.99%) HNC
7 7 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.49%) MCSE
9 5 (1.24%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.24%) MCDST
9 5 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.99%) CCNA
10 4 (0.99%) MCP
10 4 (0.99%) MCSA
10 4 (0.99%) SANS
11 3 (0.74%) CCSA
11 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.74%) PMP
11 3 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.18%) SLA
2 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.74%) GDPR
4 6 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.24%) QA
6 4 (0.99%) AICPA
6 4 (0.99%) COBIT
6 4 (0.99%) NIST
7 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 124 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 56 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.18%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.96%) Docker
5 16 (3.97%) vSphere
6 10 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.74%) vCloud
10 2 (0.50%) XenApp
10 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (7.69%) SCCM
2 21 (5.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.49%) WSUS
4 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.74%) Puppet
4 3 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.50%) SCSM
5 2 (0.50%) Terraform
6 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) QRadar
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (17.87%) VMware
2 31 (7.69%) Cisco
3 29 (7.20%) Citrix
4 19 (4.71%) Sophos
5 15 (3.72%) Oracle
6 12 (2.98%) Apple
7 8 (1.99%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.99%) SAP
8 7 (1.74%) NetApp
9 6 (1.49%) IBM
9 6 (1.49%) Veeam
10 5 (1.24%) Google
10 5 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.24%) Talend
11 4 (0.99%) Aruba
11 4 (0.99%) Meraki
11 4 (0.99%) Sage
12 3 (0.74%) Adobe
12 3 (0.74%) HP
12 3 (0.74%) JD Edwards