Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 722 670 1,449
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 15.20% 20.85% 19.51%
As % of the Vendors category 35.72% 47.15% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 511 536 1,150
10th Percentile £26,989 £25,500 £25,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 2,021 1,421 3,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 42.55% 44.23% 45.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,126 1,098 2,579
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £35,750 £34,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -1 235 £45,000 +9.09% 91
Hertfordshire -2 207 £44,750 +8.48% 105
Essex +2 115 £45,000 +8.10% 56
Bedfordshire 0 110 £43,750 +12.71% 41
Suffolk -1 33 £42,500 +13.33% 36
Norfolk -13 22 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 325 (45.01%) Azure
2 271 (37.53%) Microsoft 365
3 260 (36.01%) Windows
4 216 (29.92%) Social Skills
5 212 (29.36%) Active Directory
6 163 (22.58%) SQL
7 160 (22.16%) VMware
8 142 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
9 141 (19.53%) Windows Server
10 140 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
11 134 (18.56%) ITIL
12 124 (17.17%) SQL Server
13 114 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 113 (15.65%) C#
14 113 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
15 112 (15.51%) Firewall
16 108 (14.96%) .NET
17 92 (12.74%) PowerShell
18 89 (12.33%) Windows 10
19 88 (12.19%) Microsoft Excel
20 86 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
21 85 (11.77%) Finance
22 82 (11.36%) SharePoint
23 77 (10.66%) Hyper-V
24 74 (10.25%) MS Exchange
25 72 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 69 (9.56%) AWS
27 68 (9.42%) DNS
28 65 (9.00%) Project Management
28 65 (9.00%) Microsoft Intune

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 82 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 74 (10.25%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.77%) IIS
4 16 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.66%) CMS
5 12 (1.66%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.42%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.42%) nginx
8 3 (0.42%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) Kentico
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 140 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (12.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.97%) Sage 1000
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 325 (45.01%) Azure
2 271 (37.53%) Microsoft 365
3 69 (9.56%) AWS
4 58 (8.03%) Power Platform
5 57 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (5.68%) OneDrive
7 35 (4.85%) IaaS
8 34 (4.71%) SaaS
9 33 (4.57%) PaaS
10 30 (4.16%) Dynamics 365
11 23 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (3.19%) Mimecast
11 23 (3.19%) Serverless
12 22 (3.05%) Azure Service Bus
13 18 (2.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 17 (2.35%) Azure Functions
15 16 (2.22%) PowerApps
16 15 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (2.08%) Azure Stack
17 13 (1.80%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 112 (15.51%) Firewall
2 68 (9.42%) DNS
3 59 (8.17%) DHCP
4 54 (7.48%) WAN
5 48 (6.65%) LAN
6 38 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 36 (4.99%) VLAN
8 34 (4.71%) VPN
9 30 (4.16%) Skype
10 29 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (3.74%) MPLS
11 27 (3.74%) Network Security
12 19 (2.63%) Internet
13 18 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (2.49%) VoIP
14 17 (2.35%) NetScaler
15 15 (2.08%) SAN
15 15 (2.08%) Wireless
16 12 (1.66%) SSL
17 10 (1.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (5.12%) Power BI
4 29 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.97%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
13 6 (0.83%) Tableau
14 5 (0.69%) Metadata
14 5 (0.69%) RavenDB
15 3 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
15 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (0.97%) JIRA
4 7 (0.97%) Selenium
4 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (0.97%) Subversion
4 7 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.55%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.55%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.28%) Moq
6 2 (0.28%) MSTest
6 2 (0.28%) NUnit
6 2 (0.28%) Postman
6 2 (0.28%) xUnit.net
7 1 (0.14%) Balsamiq
General
1 216 (29.92%) Social Skills
2 86 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (11.77%) Finance
4 26 (3.60%) Organisational Skills
5 25 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 21 (2.91%) Documentation Skills
7 19 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
8 18 (2.49%) Marketing
8 18 (2.49%) Retail
9 17 (2.35%) Games
10 16 (2.22%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.80%) Law
11 13 (1.80%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.52%) Public Sector
13 10 (1.39%) Back Office
14 9 (1.25%) Local Government
15 8 (1.11%) Electronics
15 8 (1.11%) French Language
15 8 (1.11%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.97%) German Language
Job Titles
1 100 (13.85%) Analyst
2 98 (13.57%) Developer
3 73 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 68 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 45 (6.23%) Architect
6 40 (5.54%) Consultant
7 35 (4.85%) .NET Developer
7 35 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 31 (4.29%) IT Engineer
9 30 (4.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 30 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (4.16%) C# Developer
9 30 (4.16%) IT Manager
10 28 (3.88%) IT Support
11 26 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 25 (3.46%) Desktop Support
13 24 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
14 23 (3.19%) Administrator
15 22 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (14.96%) .NET
2 45 (6.23%) HTML
3 42 (5.82%) CSS
4 36 (4.99%) ASP.NET
5 33 (4.57%) React
6 28 (3.88%) REST
7 27 (3.74%) Web Services
8 24 (3.32%) .NET Framework
9 23 (3.19%) HTML5
10 20 (2.77%) Node.js
11 19 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (2.49%) AngularJS
13 16 (2.22%) .NET Core
13 16 (2.22%) CSS3
13 16 (2.22%) XML
14 15 (2.08%) Java SE
14 15 (2.08%) OAuth
15 14 (1.94%) GraphQL
16 13 (1.80%) Entity Framework
16 13 (1.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.06%) Public Cloud
2 45 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.43%) Driving Licence
5 23 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.49%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.49%) User Experience
7 12 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.52%) FMCG
8 11 (1.52%) Life Science
8 11 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.11%) Tandem
11 7 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (0.97%) Clustering
11 7 (0.97%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.83%) Cyberattack
12 6 (0.83%) PMI
12 6 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 260 (36.01%) Windows
2 141 (19.53%) Windows Server
3 89 (12.33%) Windows 10
4 61 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (7.76%) Linux
6 38 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (4.85%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (4.71%) Android
9 31 (4.29%) Windows 7
9 31 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.66%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.39%) Unix
13 9 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.97%) CentOS
14 7 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.69%) SUSE
15 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
2 134 (18.56%) ITIL
3 113 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (9.00%) Project Management
6 61 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (7.48%) Migration
8 48 (6.65%) DevOps
9 40 (5.54%) Project Delivery
10 39 (5.40%) Change Management
11 37 (5.12%) CRM
12 35 (4.85%) Requirements Gathering
13 34 (4.71%) Time Management
14 33 (4.57%) Data Analysis
14 33 (4.57%) Software Testing
15 32 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
17 30 (4.16%) Incident Management
18 29 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (4.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 163 (22.58%) SQL
2 113 (15.65%) C#
3 92 (12.74%) PowerShell
4 52 (7.20%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.29%) Python
6 27 (3.74%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.77%) Java
8 15 (2.08%) Java 8
9 10 (1.39%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.11%) C
11 7 (0.97%) VB
12 6 (0.83%) VBScript
13 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.69%) XPath
14 4 (0.55%) C++
14 4 (0.55%) PHP
14 4 (0.55%) R
15 3 (0.42%) Delphi
15 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (7.62%) Degree
3 28 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (3.46%) CCNA
5 23 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (2.49%) VCP6
7 17 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.35%) MCSA
8 15 (2.08%) CIW
8 15 (2.08%) MCSE
8 15 (2.08%) OCA
8 15 (2.08%) OCP
8 15 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (1.66%) MCP
10 11 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 10 (1.39%) CISSP
12 8 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.16%) SLA
2 18 (2.49%) QA
3 17 (2.35%) GDPR
4 11 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.39%) Accessibility
5 10 (1.39%) COBIT
5 10 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.11%) PMO
7 7 (0.97%) Good Clinical Practice
8 6 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.55%) GxP
9 4 (0.55%) NIST
9 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.28%) GLP
10 2 (0.28%) NCSC
11 1 (0.14%) GMP
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 212 (29.36%) Active Directory
2 114 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (10.66%) Hyper-V
4 43 (5.96%) vSphere
5 18 (2.49%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (2.08%) Docker
8 11 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.83%) XenApp
11 5 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.14%) KVM
13 1 (0.14%) vCloud
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (9.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 55 (7.62%) SCCM
3 30 (4.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 19 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.39%) IBM BigFix
6 6 (0.83%) Ansible
6 6 (0.83%) PaperCut
6 6 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.83%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.69%) SCOM
7 5 (0.69%) Terraform
8 4 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.42%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.42%) WSUS
10 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.28%) Nagios
10 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 160 (22.16%) VMware
2 61 (8.45%) Citrix
3 54 (7.48%) Veeam
4 51 (7.06%) Cisco
5 37 (5.12%) Oracle
6 29 (4.02%) Google
7 27 (3.74%) Sophos
8 23 (3.19%) ServiceNow
9 21 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 20 (2.77%) Ivanti
11 19 (2.63%) Apple
12 16 (2.22%) NetApp
12 16 (2.22%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.94%) IBM
15 12 (1.66%) HP
16 11 (1.52%) Aruba
17 10 (1.39%) Avaya
17 10 (1.39%) Palo Alto
18 8 (1.11%) Intel