Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 645 911 1,606
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 16.61% 20.20% 19.80%
As % of the Vendors category 40.41% 44.33% 44.46%
Number of salaries quoted 439 720 1,280
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,250 £31,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £59,375 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 1,596 2,055 3,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 41.10% 45.58% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1,512 2,727
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £34,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +1.01%

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 17 May 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 17 May 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
Hertfordshire +2 214 £45,000 +5.88% 87
Cambridgeshire -8 167 £52,500 +31.25% 45
Essex +3 131 £45,000 +12.50% 42
Bedfordshire +2 93 £52,500 +31.25% 21
Norfolk -3 25 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Suffolk -11 15 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 273 (42.33%) Azure
2 244 (37.83%) Windows
3 218 (33.80%) Microsoft 365
4 180 (27.91%) Social Skills
5 161 (24.96%) Active Directory
6 133 (20.62%) SQL
7 132 (20.47%) VMware
8 119 (18.45%) Windows Server
9 118 (18.29%) SQL Server
10 112 (17.36%) C#
10 112 (17.36%) ITIL
11 111 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
12 95 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
13 94 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
14 93 (14.42%) Firewall
15 91 (14.11%) HTML
16 89 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 85 (13.18%) CSS
18 78 (12.09%) .NET
19 74 (11.47%) Cybersecurity
20 73 (11.32%) Oracle
21 72 (11.16%) PowerShell
21 72 (11.16%) Windows 10
22 71 (11.01%) SharePoint
22 71 (11.01%) Citrix
23 70 (10.85%) MS Exchange
24 68 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 67 (10.39%) Finance
26 66 (10.23%) Degree
27 64 (9.92%) JavaScript

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 71 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 70 (10.85%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.79%) IIS
4 17 (2.64%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.71%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.71%) CMS
7 8 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (1.24%) Luigi
8 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.62%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.47%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.47%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.16%) Kentico
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 94 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 24 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.09%) Sage 1000
3 3 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.16%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.16%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 273 (42.33%) Azure
2 218 (33.80%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (9.15%) Power Platform
4 47 (7.29%) AWS
5 46 (7.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (6.67%) SaaS
7 42 (6.51%) Dynamics 365
8 37 (5.74%) OneDrive
9 27 (4.19%) IaaS
10 22 (3.41%) Azure Logic Apps
10 22 (3.41%) PaaS
11 19 (2.95%) Mimecast
12 17 (2.64%) Serverless
13 16 (2.48%) Azure Service Bus
14 14 (2.17%) Azure Functions
14 14 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (2.02%) PowerApps
16 7 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
17 6 (0.93%) Apple Pay
17 6 (0.93%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 93 (14.42%) Firewall
2 60 (9.30%) DNS
3 43 (6.67%) Skype
4 42 (6.51%) DHCP
5 37 (5.74%) VLAN
6 34 (5.27%) TCP/IP
7 31 (4.81%) WAN
8 29 (4.50%) LAN
9 28 (4.34%) VPN
10 26 (4.03%) Network Security
11 25 (3.88%) NetScaler
12 23 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.48%) VoIP
14 13 (2.02%) SMTP
15 12 (1.86%) HTTP
16 11 (1.71%) SD-WAN
16 11 (1.71%) Wireless
17 10 (1.55%) FTP
17 10 (1.55%) MPLS
17 10 (1.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (5.74%) Power BI
5 28 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.48%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.24%) Azkaban
12 8 (1.24%) Big Data
12 8 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.24%) Tableau
13 6 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.62%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 23 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.02%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.86%) Subversion
5 7 (1.09%) JIRA
5 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.62%) Selenium
8 3 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.31%) Buildbot
9 2 (0.31%) Clang
9 2 (0.31%) CMake
9 2 (0.31%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.31%) GCC
9 2 (0.31%) Postman
9 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.31%) Xcode
10 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 180 (27.91%) Social Skills
2 67 (10.39%) Finance
3 61 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.03%) Presentation Skills
5 24 (3.72%) Documentation Skills
6 23 (3.57%) Games
7 19 (2.95%) Retail
8 18 (2.79%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (2.48%) Law
11 12 (1.86%) French Language
11 12 (1.86%) Spanish Language
12 11 (1.71%) Italian Language
13 10 (1.55%) German Language
13 10 (1.55%) Manufacturing
14 9 (1.40%) Back Office
15 8 (1.24%) Marketing
16 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
17 3 (0.47%) Electronics
17 3 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 128 (19.84%) Developer
2 90 (13.95%) Analyst
3 63 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 60 (9.30%) Trainee
5 55 (8.53%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.67%) Architect
7 34 (5.27%) IT Engineer
8 33 (5.12%) Trainee Developer
9 30 (4.65%) Consultant
10 29 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 29 (4.50%) IT Support
11 25 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 25 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 25 (3.88%) Software Developer
12 24 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 24 (3.72%) IT Manager
13 23 (3.57%) Web Developer
14 22 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (3.41%) Administrator
14 22 (3.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (14.11%) HTML
2 85 (13.18%) CSS
3 78 (12.09%) .NET
4 61 (9.46%) HTML5
5 49 (7.60%) Java SE
6 33 (5.12%) REST
7 30 (4.65%) ASP.NET
8 25 (3.88%) Web Services
9 20 (3.10%) .NET Framework
10 18 (2.79%) React
11 17 (2.64%) CSS3
12 16 (2.48%) XML
13 14 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (2.17%) JSON
13 14 (2.17%) Kafka
14 12 (1.86%) .NET Core
15 10 (1.55%) LDAP
16 9 (1.40%) Entity Framework
16 9 (1.40%) jQuery
17 8 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 33 (5.12%) Public Cloud
3 31 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 22 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.10%) User Experience
7 17 (2.64%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.71%) Cyberattack
9 11 (1.71%) FMCG
10 10 (1.55%) Analytical Mindset
10 10 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (1.40%) Life Science
11 9 (1.40%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.09%) Clustering
13 6 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.93%) PMI
13 6 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 244 (37.83%) Windows
2 119 (18.45%) Windows Server
3 72 (11.16%) Windows 10
4 60 (9.30%) Linux
5 54 (8.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (5.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (4.65%) Windows 7
8 29 (4.50%) Windows Server 2016
9 28 (4.34%) Android
10 25 (3.88%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.55%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.24%) Unix
13 7 (1.09%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.09%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.78%) SUSE
16 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.47%) CentOS
17 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.36%) ITIL
2 111 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
3 95 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (11.47%) Cybersecurity
5 68 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 61 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
7 56 (8.68%) Web Development
8 55 (8.53%) DevOps
9 54 (8.37%) Project Management
10 44 (6.82%) Migration
11 42 (6.51%) Change Management
12 41 (6.36%) CRM
13 39 (6.05%) Project Delivery
14 38 (5.89%) Requirements Gathering
15 35 (5.43%) OO
15 35 (5.43%) Service Management
16 32 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
17 30 (4.65%) ERP
18 29 (4.50%) Data Analysis
18 29 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 133 (20.62%) SQL
2 112 (17.36%) C#
3 72 (11.16%) PowerShell
4 64 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 59 (9.15%) Java
6 49 (7.60%) Java 8
7 46 (7.13%) Python
8 23 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.64%) C++
10 14 (2.17%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.71%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.24%) Scala
13 7 (1.09%) VB
14 5 (0.78%) C
14 5 (0.78%) VBScript
15 4 (0.62%) R
15 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.62%) XPath
16 3 (0.47%) Delphi
16 3 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 66 (10.23%) Degree
2 59 (9.15%) CIW
3 49 (7.60%) OCA
3 49 (7.60%) Oracle Certification
4 36 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (5.12%) OCAJ
6 31 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (4.50%) CCNA
8 16 (2.48%) CISSP
8 16 (2.48%) OCP
9 15 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (2.33%) PMI Certification
10 13 (2.02%) MCP
11 12 (1.86%) MCSA
11 12 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
11 12 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.55%) PMP
14 9 (1.40%) MCSE
15 8 (1.24%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.43%) SLA
2 19 (2.95%) COBIT
2 19 (2.95%) QA
3 18 (2.79%) GDPR
4 11 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.24%) PMO
7 7 (1.09%) NIST
8 5 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.62%) GxP
9 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 161 (24.96%) Active Directory
2 89 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 40 (6.20%) vSphere
5 23 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (1.55%) XenApp
7 8 (1.24%) Xen
8 7 (1.09%) Docker
8 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (9.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 55 (8.53%) SCCM
3 15 (2.33%) IBM BigFix
4 11 (1.71%) Ansible
5 6 (0.93%) PaperCut
6 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.78%) Terraform
7 4 (0.62%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.62%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.47%) Consul
8 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.47%) Puppet
8 3 (0.47%) SCOM
8 3 (0.47%) WSUS
9 2 (0.31%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.31%) Nagios
9 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 132 (20.47%) VMware
2 73 (11.32%) Oracle
3 71 (11.01%) Citrix
4 36 (5.58%) Cisco
5 31 (4.81%) Veeam
6 25 (3.88%) Sophos
7 24 (3.72%) CheckPoint
8 23 (3.57%) Ivanti
9 20 (3.10%) Google
9 20 (3.10%) IBM
10 19 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (2.95%) ServiceNow
11 15 (2.33%) Apple
12 14 (2.17%) HP
12 14 (2.17%) NetApp
13 11 (1.71%) McAfee
13 11 (1.71%) Splunk
14 10 (1.55%) Blue Coat
14 10 (1.55%) FireEye
14 10 (1.55%) LogRhythm