Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 930 376 1,328
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 16.36% 19.25% 19.80%
As % of the Vendors category 40.63% 46.42% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 619 337 1,023
10th Percentile £24,244 £25,150 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,382 £43,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.44% +1.18% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,250 £65,000
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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,289 810 3,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 40.26% 41.47% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 667 2,272
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,800 £25,775
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £71,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 30 November 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 30 November 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
Cambridgeshire +8 316 £43,500 -3.33% 66
Hertfordshire -3 286 £38,000 -10.59% 120
Essex -2 133 £45,000 - 38
Bedfordshire -1 104 £40,000 -11.11% 25
Suffolk +11 52 £40,000 +37.93% 25
Norfolk -8 39 £42,382 +5.96% 31
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 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.

1 397 (42.69%) Azure
2 348 (37.42%) Social Skills
3 309 (33.23%) Microsoft 365
4 299 (32.15%) Active Directory
5 283 (30.43%) Windows
6 216 (23.23%) Problem-Solving
7 207 (22.26%) Microsoft Office
8 182 (19.57%) SQL
9 160 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
10 157 (16.88%) ITIL
11 155 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
11 155 (16.67%) Windows Server
12 134 (14.41%) .NET
12 134 (14.41%) SQL Server
13 131 (14.09%) PowerShell
14 127 (13.66%) Project Management
15 123 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
16 120 (12.90%) Windows 10
17 119 (12.80%) Degree
18 118 (12.69%) Finance
18 118 (12.69%) VMware
19 112 (12.04%) Firewall
20 111 (11.94%) C#
21 105 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
22 104 (11.18%) DevOps
23 97 (10.43%) AWS
24 86 (9.25%) SharePoint
24 86 (9.25%) Self-Motivation
25 85 (9.14%) Migration
26 82 (8.82%) Management Information System

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 86 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 73 (7.85%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.40%) CMS
4 12 (1.29%) IIS
5 9 (0.97%) Appian
6 7 (0.75%) Apache
7 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.43%) Confluence
9 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.32%) Apache Synapse
11 2 (0.22%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 207 (22.26%) Microsoft Office
2 155 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (5.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.22%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.22%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.43%) Orchard Housing
3 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.32%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 397 (42.69%) Azure
2 309 (33.23%) Microsoft 365
3 97 (10.43%) AWS
4 67 (7.20%) Power Platform
5 50 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 49 (5.27%) Serverless
7 47 (5.05%) PaaS
8 46 (4.95%) Azure Data Factory
9 35 (3.76%) Azure Stack
9 35 (3.76%) SaaS
10 31 (3.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 30 (3.23%) Azure Functions
12 29 (3.12%) Azure Service Bus
12 29 (3.12%) IaaS
13 28 (3.01%) OneDrive
14 27 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
15 25 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
16 22 (2.37%) Azure Storage
17 19 (2.04%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 19 (2.04%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 112 (12.04%) Firewall
2 67 (7.20%) DNS
3 65 (6.99%) LAN
4 61 (6.56%) WAN
5 59 (6.34%) DHCP
6 50 (5.38%) VPN
7 38 (4.09%) TCP/IP
8 31 (3.33%) VLAN
9 28 (3.01%) Internet
10 27 (2.90%) Network Security
11 23 (2.47%) SAN
11 23 (2.47%) Wireless
12 21 (2.26%) MPLS
12 21 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
13 16 (1.72%) Skype
13 16 (1.72%) VoIP
14 15 (1.61%) SSL
15 14 (1.51%) NAS
16 12 (1.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.52%) Power BI
3 38 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (2.80%) Data Lake
6 23 (2.47%) Data Mining
6 23 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.61%) Big Data
9 15 (1.61%) MS Access
10 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.18%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.86%) MySQL
14 7 (0.75%) Metadata
14 7 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2019
15 6 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 15 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.40%) JIRA
3 10 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.86%) Selenium
6 5 (0.54%) SpecFlow
6 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.54%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.43%) Subversion
8 3 (0.32%) Moq
8 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.22%) kappa
9 2 (0.22%) MSTest
9 2 (0.22%) NUnit
9 2 (0.22%) Toad
9 2 (0.22%) xUnit.net
10 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 348 (37.42%) Social Skills
2 123 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (12.69%) Finance
4 75 (8.06%) Retail
5 42 (4.52%) Law
6 36 (3.87%) Organisational Skills
7 29 (3.12%) Telecoms
8 28 (3.01%) Legal
9 26 (2.80%) Public Sector
10 25 (2.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 23 (2.47%) Manufacturing
12 20 (2.15%) Spanish Language
13 19 (2.04%) Billing
13 19 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
15 14 (1.51%) Documentation Skills
15 14 (1.51%) Marketing
16 12 (1.29%) Electronics
17 11 (1.18%) French Language
17 11 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 144 (15.48%) Analyst
2 118 (12.69%) Support Engineer
3 104 (11.18%) Developer
4 62 (6.67%) Architect
5 56 (6.02%) IT Support
6 48 (5.16%) .NET Developer
7 45 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 43 (4.62%) Consultant
8 43 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 38 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 37 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 35 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 34 (3.66%) Project Manager
13 32 (3.44%) C# Developer
13 32 (3.44%) IT Engineer
13 32 (3.44%) Service Analyst
14 31 (3.33%) IT Manager
15 30 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
16 29 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
17 27 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (14.41%) .NET
2 41 (4.41%) Web Services
3 37 (3.98%) ASP.NET
4 34 (3.66%) HTML
4 34 (3.66%) React
5 33 (3.55%) Node.js
6 30 (3.23%) XML
7 28 (3.01%) CSS
8 26 (2.80%) .NET Framework
8 26 (2.80%) OAuth
8 26 (2.80%) REST
9 24 (2.58%) Entity Framework
10 23 (2.47%) .NET Core
10 23 (2.47%) Middleware
11 22 (2.37%) OAuth2
12 21 (2.26%) JSON
13 20 (2.15%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.83%) jQuery
15 15 (1.61%) LDAP
16 14 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.25%) Self-Motivation
2 82 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 55 (5.91%) Driving Licence
4 50 (5.38%) Public Cloud
5 30 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.15%) Tandem
7 13 (1.40%) Robotics
8 12 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.18%) Housing Association
10 10 (1.08%) Life Science
10 10 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (0.97%) Biotechnology
11 9 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.97%) iPad
11 9 (0.97%) Smartphone
12 8 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (0.86%) FMCG
12 8 (0.86%) iPhone
12 8 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 283 (30.43%) Windows
2 155 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 120 (12.90%) Windows 10
4 64 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (6.24%) Windows Server 2019
6 51 (5.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 43 (4.62%) Android
8 37 (3.98%) Linux
9 34 (3.66%) Mac OS
10 32 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (3.01%) Apple iOS
12 25 (2.69%) Windows 7
13 20 (2.15%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.61%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.75%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.65%) Unix
18 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.43%) CentOS
19 4 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (23.23%) Problem-Solving
2 160 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (16.88%) ITIL
4 127 (13.66%) Project Management
5 104 (11.18%) DevOps
6 85 (9.14%) Migration
7 65 (6.99%) Time Management
8 61 (6.56%) Analytics
9 57 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 57 (6.13%) Microservices
10 56 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 49 (5.27%) Service Delivery
12 47 (5.05%) Data Modelling
13 46 (4.95%) Data Management
14 44 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
15 43 (4.62%) SDLC
16 42 (4.52%) Computer Science
17 41 (4.41%) Decision-Making
17 41 (4.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 182 (19.57%) SQL
2 131 (14.09%) PowerShell
3 111 (11.94%) C#
4 56 (6.02%) JavaScript
5 33 (3.55%) Java
6 32 (3.44%) T-SQL
7 30 (3.23%) C
7 30 (3.23%) Python
8 18 (1.94%) VB
9 17 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.97%) Scala
11 8 (0.86%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.75%) VBA
13 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.43%) C++
14 4 (0.43%) Groovy
14 4 (0.43%) VBScript
15 3 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.32%) PHP
15 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (12.80%) Degree
2 105 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 24 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 21 (2.26%) MCSA
5 21 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.83%) MCSE
8 13 (1.40%) CCNA
8 13 (1.40%) CISSP
8 13 (1.40%) VCP6
9 12 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.29%) PMI Certification
10 10 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (1.08%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.97%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.97%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 8 (0.86%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.10%) SLA
2 28 (3.01%) QA
3 25 (2.69%) GDPR
4 22 (2.37%) Good Clinical Practice
5 15 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.65%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.54%) GxP
10 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.32%) GLP
11 3 (0.32%) NCSC
12 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.22%) PMO
13 1 (0.11%) GMP
13 1 (0.11%) GRC
13 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 299 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 80 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.47%) vSphere
5 20 (2.15%) Docker
6 11 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.18%) XenApp
7 8 (0.86%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.54%) KVM
11 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.11%) vCloud
14 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (7.53%) SCCM
2 56 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (3.66%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.04%) Terraform
5 16 (1.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 11 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.54%) Packer
8 4 (0.43%) Consul
9 3 (0.32%) Ansible
9 3 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.22%) Puppet
10 2 (0.22%) SCOM
10 2 (0.22%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.22%) WMI
11 1 (0.11%) Icinga
11 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (12.69%) VMware
2 60 (6.45%) Citrix
3 55 (5.91%) Cisco
4 50 (5.38%) Veeam
5 45 (4.84%) Oracle
6 44 (4.73%) Apple
7 37 (3.98%) ServiceNow
8 32 (3.44%) Google
9 27 (2.90%) Sophos
10 22 (2.37%) Databricks
11 18 (1.94%) SAP
12 17 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.61%) Dell
14 14 (1.51%) HP
14 14 (1.51%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.40%) Aruba
16 12 (1.29%) Remedy
17 11 (1.18%) NetApp
18 10 (1.08%) CheckPoint
19 9 (0.97%) Palo Alto