Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,198 2,078 2,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.09% 17.12% 17.23%
As % of the Vendors category 43.87% 39.86% 39.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,731 1,727 2,110
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 5,010 5,213 5,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 43.52% 42.94% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3,622 4,047 4,816
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +2 789 £45,000 - 105
Cambridgeshire +4 522 £43,000 +7.50% 67
Essex +6 322 £45,000 - 40
Bedfordshire +1 263 £43,000 +14.67% 25
Suffolk +2 210 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Norfolk +4 94 £33,000 -5.71% 26
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 792 (36.03%) Windows
2 669 (30.44%) SQL
3 653 (29.71%) SQL Server
4 510 (23.20%) C#
5 503 (22.88%) .NET
6 451 (20.52%) Active Directory
7 418 (19.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 400 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
9 369 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
10 344 (15.65%) Finance
11 331 (15.06%) ITIL
12 318 (14.47%) Windows Server
13 308 (14.01%) VMware
14 294 (13.38%) Office 365
15 293 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
16 272 (12.37%) ASP.NET
16 272 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
17 262 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
18 255 (11.60%) Degree
19 233 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
20 230 (10.46%) JavaScript
21 222 (10.10%) PowerShell
22 220 (10.01%) MVC
23 215 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 210 (9.55%) Windows 7
25 209 (9.51%) MS Exchange
26 208 (9.46%) Firewall
27 199 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
28 194 (8.83%) Retail
29 186 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 209 (9.51%) MS Exchange
2 112 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.46%) IIS
4 49 (2.23%) Skype for Business
5 45 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 23 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (0.91%) Apache
10 19 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.59%) Confluence
12 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 13 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.45%) CMS
13 10 (0.45%) Mule
13 10 (0.45%) Mule ESB
14 9 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 369 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
2 199 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.091%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.045%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.045%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.045%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.045%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 107 (4.87%) Dynamics AX
2 100 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 62 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 30 (1.36%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.27%) BPCS
6 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.18%) assyst
9 3 (0.14%) Primavera
10 2 (0.091%) LabWindows
10 2 (0.091%) Lawson
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.091%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.045%) Servitor
11 1 (0.045%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 418 (19.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 294 (13.38%) Office 365
3 158 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
4 100 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
5 74 (3.37%) SaaS
6 41 (1.87%) IaaS
7 31 (1.41%) PaaS
8 30 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 21 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.73%) Mimecast
13 13 (0.59%) GitHub
14 11 (0.50%) Boomi
15 10 (0.45%) G Suite
16 9 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.32%) Google Analytics
18 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.18%) Serverless
18 4 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 208 (9.46%) Firewall
2 174 (7.92%) DNS
3 143 (6.51%) TCP/IP
4 126 (5.73%) DHCP
5 101 (4.60%) SAN
6 90 (4.09%) WAN
7 81 (3.69%) VPN
8 68 (3.09%) Internet
9 65 (2.96%) LAN
10 60 (2.73%) Network Security
11 39 (1.77%) VoIP
12 37 (1.68%) Skype
13 32 (1.46%) HTTP
13 32 (1.46%) Wireless
14 31 (1.41%) Wireshark
15 30 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
16 27 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
17 26 (1.18%) NetScaler
18 24 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (29.71%) SQL Server
2 215 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 181 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
5 121 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 119 (5.41%) Power BI
7 80 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 56 (2.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 53 (2.41%) Big Data
10 51 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (2.18%) Relational Database
12 45 (2.05%) NoSQL
13 42 (1.91%) MongoDB
14 39 (1.77%) MySQL
15 36 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 27 (1.23%) OLAP
16 27 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
17 23 (1.05%) MS Access
18 21 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 20 (0.91%) GIS
Development Applications
1 103 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 90 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (3.46%) JIRA
4 68 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 53 (2.41%) TeamCity
6 46 (2.09%) NUnit
7 45 (2.05%) Selenium
8 42 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (1.64%) Jenkins
10 30 (1.36%) Subversion
11 27 (1.23%) MSTest
12 22 (1.00%) SoapUI
13 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 18 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 14 (0.64%) Ant
15 13 (0.59%) JMeter
15 13 (0.59%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.55%) Jasmine
17 11 (0.50%) Bitbucket
18 10 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 344 (15.65%) Finance
2 194 (8.83%) Retail
3 110 (5.00%) Advertising
4 78 (3.55%) Marketing
5 73 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 53 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.91%) Games
8 29 (1.32%) Banking
9 16 (0.73%) Electronics
10 14 (0.64%) Legal
11 12 (0.55%) Back Office
11 12 (0.55%) French Language
12 10 (0.45%) German Language
12 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.41%) Law
14 7 (0.32%) Billing
15 6 (0.27%) Local Government
16 4 (0.18%) Swedish Language
17 3 (0.14%) Automotive
17 3 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 526 (23.93%) Developer
2 338 (15.38%) Analyst
3 218 (9.92%) .NET Developer
4 178 (8.10%) Support Engineer
5 158 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 143 (6.51%) Consultant
7 113 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 113 (5.14%) IT Support
8 90 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 90 (4.09%) Software Developer
9 89 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 89 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 86 (3.91%) Desktop Support
11 82 (3.73%) Architect
12 81 (3.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 79 (3.59%) Support Analyst
14 73 (3.32%) IT Engineer
15 72 (3.28%) Senior Developer
16 68 (3.09%) Team Leader
17 58 (2.64%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (22.88%) .NET
2 272 (12.37%) ASP.NET
3 181 (8.23%) HTML
4 160 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 157 (7.14%) CSS
6 140 (6.37%) AngularJS
7 129 (5.87%) .NET Framework
8 109 (4.96%) Web Services
9 96 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 88 (4.00%) WPF
11 81 (3.69%) jQuery
12 78 (3.55%) WCF
13 63 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 62 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
15 52 (2.37%) Middleware
15 52 (2.37%) RESTful
15 52 (2.37%) XML
16 48 (2.18%) HTML5
17 43 (1.96%) SOAP
18 42 (1.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 262 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
3 144 (6.55%) Data Centre
4 112 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 86 (3.91%) User Experience
6 82 (3.73%) Driving Licence
7 74 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 64 (2.91%) Replication
9 61 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
10 50 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
11 46 (2.09%) NHS
12 41 (1.87%) Mobile App
13 32 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 27 (1.23%) Clustering
15 27 (1.23%) iPhone
16 20 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.82%) Algorithms
17 18 (0.82%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 792 (36.03%) Windows
2 318 (14.47%) Windows Server
3 210 (9.55%) Windows 7
4 180 (8.19%) Windows 10
5 151 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (6.60%) Linux
7 126 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (4.73%) Unix
9 70 (3.18%) Windows 8
10 67 (3.05%) Mac OS X
11 45 (2.05%) Windows XP
12 44 (2.00%) Android
13 42 (1.91%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.45%) CentOS
17 8 (0.36%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.32%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.23%) Fedora
20 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (15.06%) ITIL
3 293 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 233 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
5 220 (10.01%) MVC
6 180 (8.19%) Mentoring
7 171 (7.78%) Project Management
8 163 (7.42%) CRM
9 158 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 148 (6.73%) Software Engineering
11 142 (6.46%) Analytics
12 135 (6.14%) Scrum
13 127 (5.78%) DevOps
14 118 (5.37%) ETL
14 118 (5.37%) SDLC
15 114 (5.19%) Test Automation
16 112 (5.10%) OO
17 110 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
18 107 (4.87%) TDD
19 106 (4.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 669 (30.44%) SQL
2 510 (23.20%) C#
3 230 (10.46%) JavaScript
4 222 (10.10%) PowerShell
5 175 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 96 (4.37%) C
7 83 (3.78%) Python
8 81 (3.69%) Java
9 61 (2.78%) VBA
10 41 (1.87%) C++
11 33 (1.50%) VB
12 28 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.18%) PHP
13 26 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 24 (1.09%) Ruby
15 23 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 19 (0.86%) TypeScript
16 19 (0.86%) VBScript
17 18 (0.82%) F#
18 15 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 272 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 255 (11.60%) Degree
3 123 (5.60%) MCSE
4 106 (4.82%) CISSP
5 104 (4.73%) SSCP
6 103 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (4.23%) SANS
8 85 (3.87%) GIAC
9 79 (3.59%) CSSLP
10 69 (3.14%) CCNA
11 65 (2.96%) CompTIA Security+
12 58 (2.64%) CCNP
13 53 (2.41%) MCP
14 52 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 50 (2.27%) CISM
15 50 (2.27%) MCITP
15 50 (2.27%) MCSA
16 45 (2.05%) CISA
17 44 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
18 43 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.28%) SLA
2 64 (2.91%) QA
3 34 (1.55%) PMO
4 29 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.64%) GDPR
6 12 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.50%) GCP
8 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.14%) BS7799
10 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 451 (20.52%) Active Directory
2 186 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 75 (3.41%) XenApp
5 62 (2.82%) vSphere
6 58 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (2.05%) Docker
8 41 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 40 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 23 (1.05%) XenServer
11 17 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.41%) Xen
15 8 (0.36%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.36%) NFS
15 8 (0.36%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.32%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 96 (4.37%) SCCM
2 50 (2.27%) Puppet
3 31 (1.41%) WSUS
4 30 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 25 (1.14%) RSA Security Analytics
7 24 (1.09%) FortiGate
8 21 (0.96%) SCOM
9 20 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 19 (0.86%) Kubernetes
11 18 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 18 (0.82%) Kibana
12 17 (0.77%) Ansible
13 16 (0.73%) Backup Exec
14 15 (0.68%) SCVMM
15 13 (0.59%) EnCase
16 12 (0.55%) Terraform
17 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
17 9 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 9 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 308 (14.01%) VMware
2 182 (8.28%) Citrix
3 164 (7.46%) Cisco
4 122 (5.55%) Oracle
5 107 (4.87%) Symantec
6 89 (4.05%) HP
7 69 (3.14%) Sophos
8 67 (3.05%) IBM
9 57 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 49 (2.23%) EMC
11 48 (2.18%) Google
12 47 (2.14%) SAP
13 45 (2.05%) Apple
14 41 (1.87%) Splunk
15 37 (1.68%) Cognos
16 35 (1.59%) Dell
17 34 (1.55%) Capita
17 34 (1.55%) Veeam
18 33 (1.50%) CommVault
19 31 (1.41%) NetApp