Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,169 1,946 2,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.08% 20.64% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 40.72% 45.48% 40.93%
Number of salaries quoted 882 1,458 1,760
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,871 4,279 4,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.85% 45.39% 41.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,897 3,098 3,933
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.23%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Hertfordshire -2 367 £42,500 -2.30% 153
Cambridgeshire +3 300 £42,500 -5.56% 93
Essex +1 181 £40,000 -4.76% 53
Bedfordshire 0 167 £49,375 +16.18% 39
Suffolk +2 110 £50,000 +23.46% 36
Norfolk -12 43 £37,500 -1.32% 30
East Anglia -1 1 £65,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 417 (35.67%) Windows
2 411 (35.16%) Azure
3 377 (32.25%) SQL Server
4 364 (31.14%) Active Directory
5 338 (28.91%) SQL
6 294 (25.15%) C#
7 279 (23.87%) .NET
8 265 (22.67%) Office 365
9 241 (20.62%) VMware
10 240 (20.53%) Windows Server
11 235 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
12 173 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
13 165 (14.11%) Finance
14 164 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
15 158 (13.52%) ITIL
16 156 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
17 151 (12.92%) Firewall
18 149 (12.75%) JavaScript
19 147 (12.57%) Hyper-V
20 145 (12.40%) MS Exchange
21 139 (11.89%) AWS
22 133 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 130 (11.12%) CSS
24 128 (10.95%) ASP.NET
25 127 (10.86%) Linux
25 127 (10.86%) DNS
26 124 (10.61%) PowerShell
27 122 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 121 (10.35%) Degree
29 120 (10.27%) HTML

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
1 145 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 77 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (3.08%) Skype for Business
6 33 (2.82%) IIS
7 27 (2.31%) Confluence
8 13 (1.11%) CMS
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.17%) Apache
11 2 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.17%) JBoss
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.17%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.086%) nginx
12 1 (0.086%) WebLogic
Applications
1 173 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.34%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.086%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.086%) Primavera
7 1 (0.086%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.086%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.086%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 411 (35.16%) Azure
2 265 (22.67%) Office 365
3 139 (11.89%) AWS
4 64 (5.47%) Power Platform
5 63 (5.39%) SaaS
6 39 (3.34%) Dynamics 365
7 32 (2.74%) IaaS
8 29 (2.48%) OneDrive
9 25 (2.14%) PaaS
10 23 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (1.80%) npm
12 18 (1.54%) Mimecast
13 13 (1.11%) GCP
14 12 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (0.86%) Serverless
16 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.60%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.51%) PowerApps
18 5 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 5 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 151 (12.92%) Firewall
2 127 (10.86%) DNS
3 87 (7.44%) DHCP
4 86 (7.36%) TCP/IP
5 73 (6.24%) LAN
6 65 (5.56%) WAN
7 51 (4.36%) Skype
8 42 (3.59%) VoIP
9 40 (3.42%) VLAN
10 38 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
11 33 (2.82%) Network Security
12 31 (2.65%) Internet
12 31 (2.65%) VPN
13 24 (2.05%) BGP
13 24 (2.05%) NetScaler
14 22 (1.88%) OSPF
14 22 (1.88%) SSL
15 19 (1.63%) SAN
15 19 (1.63%) Wireless
16 18 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (32.25%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (5.22%) Power BI
6 53 (4.53%) MySQL
7 50 (4.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 48 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (3.93%) Relational Database
10 29 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (2.40%) OLAP
12 21 (1.80%) IBM InfoSphere
13 19 (1.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.63%) Big Data
14 17 (1.45%) Data Lake
15 15 (1.28%) MS Access
15 15 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (1.20%) MongoDB
16 14 (1.20%) NoSQL
16 14 (1.20%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 58 (4.96%) Git (software)
1 58 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (3.51%) JIRA
3 35 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.05%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
5 21 (1.80%) webpack
6 18 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (1.28%) Selenium
8 13 (1.11%) Subversion
9 11 (0.94%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.60%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.51%) NUnit
14 5 (0.43%) Moq
15 4 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (0.34%) MSI
16 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
16 3 (0.26%) MSTest
General
1 165 (14.11%) Finance
2 81 (6.93%) Retail
3 51 (4.36%) Marketing
4 44 (3.76%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.80%) Legal
8 14 (1.20%) Electronics
9 11 (0.94%) French Language
9 11 (0.94%) German Language
10 8 (0.68%) Back Office
10 8 (0.68%) Games
10 8 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.60%) Housing Association
11 7 (0.60%) Italian Language
11 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.51%) Police
13 5 (0.43%) Billing
13 5 (0.43%) Local Government
14 4 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 327 (27.97%) Developer
2 139 (11.89%) Analyst
3 119 (10.18%) .NET Developer
4 113 (9.67%) C# Developer
5 100 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 92 (7.87%) IT Support
7 77 (6.59%) SQL Developer
8 75 (6.42%) Architect
9 69 (5.90%) Consultant
10 67 (5.73%) Software Developer
11 64 (5.47%) Support Engineer
12 63 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
13 61 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
14 52 (4.45%) Senior Developer
15 51 (4.36%) IT Engineer
16 50 (4.28%) Administrator
17 42 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
17 42 (3.59%) Web Developer
18 40 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 40 (3.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (23.87%) .NET
2 130 (11.12%) CSS
3 128 (10.95%) ASP.NET
4 120 (10.27%) HTML
5 103 (8.81%) AngularJS
6 73 (6.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 60 (5.13%) Web Services
8 49 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 48 (4.11%) Node.js
10 46 (3.93%) .NET Framework
11 41 (3.51%) .NET Core
12 34 (2.91%) HTML5
12 34 (2.91%) jQuery
13 29 (2.48%) LESS
14 26 (2.22%) React
15 25 (2.14%) RESTful
16 23 (1.97%) Entity Framework
17 21 (1.80%) Express
18 19 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 19 (1.63%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 164 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (7.36%) Data Centre
3 71 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (5.73%) Management Information System
5 56 (4.79%) User Experience
6 35 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (2.74%) Replication
8 31 (2.65%) Clustering
9 28 (2.40%) Driving Licence
10 23 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.37%) NHS
12 13 (1.11%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (0.86%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.77%) Wiki
16 8 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.60%) FMCG
17 7 (0.60%) Robotics
17 7 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 417 (35.67%) Windows
2 240 (20.53%) Windows Server
3 127 (10.86%) Linux
4 108 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (7.53%) Windows 10
6 84 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (3.42%) Windows 7
8 25 (2.14%) Android
9 20 (1.71%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.11%) Unix
13 9 (0.77%) CentOS
13 9 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.68%) AIX
15 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.51%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.34%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (13.52%) ITIL
3 156 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
4 122 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 105 (8.98%) MVC
6 100 (8.55%) Analytics
6 100 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
7 84 (7.19%) DevOps
8 75 (6.42%) ETL
9 73 (6.24%) Project Management
10 72 (6.16%) E-Commerce
11 68 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (5.82%) Migration
12 67 (5.73%) Scrum
13 62 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
13 62 (5.30%) TDD
13 62 (5.30%) Web Development
14 61 (5.22%) Microservices
15 59 (5.05%) SDLC
16 54 (4.62%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 338 (28.91%) SQL
2 294 (25.15%) C#
3 149 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 124 (10.61%) PowerShell
5 84 (7.19%) T-SQL
6 68 (5.82%) TypeScript
7 32 (2.74%) Python
8 31 (2.65%) Java
9 29 (2.48%) VB
9 29 (2.48%) VB.NET
10 28 (2.40%) VBA
11 24 (2.05%) VBScript
12 20 (1.71%) C
13 19 (1.63%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.37%) C++
15 13 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 11 (0.94%) PHP
17 7 (0.60%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.60%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 121 (10.35%) Degree
2 69 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 58 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 47 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (3.25%) CCNA
7 33 (2.82%) MCSE
8 23 (1.97%) MCSA
9 20 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (1.37%) VCP4
12 15 (1.28%) CCSA
12 15 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
12 15 (1.28%) MCP
13 13 (1.11%) CCNP
14 12 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
15 11 (0.94%) ISEB
16 10 (0.86%) Postgraduate
17 9 (0.77%) AWS Certification
18 8 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.01%) SLA
2 31 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.40%) QA
4 22 (1.88%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (1.54%) COBIT
6 18 (1.54%) GDPR
7 12 (1.03%) PMO
8 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.26%) NIST
10 2 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 364 (31.14%) Active Directory
2 147 (12.57%) Hyper-V
3 133 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (4.62%) XenApp
5 41 (3.51%) vSphere
6 28 (2.40%) Docker
7 24 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.63%) Terminal Services
9 18 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.43%) Snort
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.34%) NFS
14 4 (0.34%) Samba
14 4 (0.34%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.34%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.34%) Xen
15 3 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 94 (8.04%) SCCM
2 32 (2.74%) Kubernetes
3 28 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 21 (1.80%) Ansible
4 21 (1.80%) SCOrch
5 20 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.71%) WSUS
6 18 (1.54%) Nessus
7 15 (1.28%) SCOM
8 14 (1.20%) Puppet
9 13 (1.11%) Foglight
9 13 (1.11%) LiteSpeed
10 10 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.68%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 241 (20.62%) VMware
2 97 (8.30%) Citrix
3 95 (8.13%) Oracle
4 87 (7.44%) Cisco
5 44 (3.76%) IBM
6 36 (3.08%) Veeam
7 35 (2.99%) Google
8 33 (2.82%) HP
9 30 (2.57%) Dell
10 29 (2.48%) Symantec
11 24 (2.05%) CommVault
12 23 (1.97%) Palo Alto
13 22 (1.88%) Tableau
14 21 (1.80%) SAP
14 21 (1.80%) Talend
15 20 (1.71%) Apple
15 20 (1.71%) EMC
16 19 (1.63%) Ivanti
17 18 (1.54%) Qualys
17 18 (1.54%) ServiceNow