Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 738 1,479 2,236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 20.37% 19.46% 18.10%
As % of the Vendors category 45.70% 42.62% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 620 1,209 2,028
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,250 £23,925
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.72%

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 1,615 3,470 5,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 44.58% 45.66% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 2,588 4,005
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -2 266 £42,500 - 38
Cambridgeshire +3 171 £42,500 - 42
Essex +2 135 £43,000 +11.69% 12
Bedfordshire +1 73 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Norfolk +1 51 £40,000 +25.00% 8
Suffolk 0 43 £35,000 -22.22% 11
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 323 (43.77%) Windows
2 254 (34.42%) Azure
3 221 (29.95%) SQL Server
3 221 (29.95%) Active Directory
4 211 (28.59%) Office 365
5 210 (28.46%) SQL
6 167 (22.63%) Windows Server
7 153 (20.73%) .NET
8 151 (20.46%) VMware
9 143 (19.38%) Microsoft Office
10 137 (18.56%) C#
11 117 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
12 115 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 106 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
14 97 (13.14%) Degree
15 93 (12.60%) Firewall
16 91 (12.33%) DNS
17 89 (12.06%) Finance
18 88 (11.92%) Hyper-V
19 87 (11.79%) AWS
20 84 (11.38%) DHCP
20 84 (11.38%) Microsoft Excel
21 82 (11.11%) Linux
22 79 (10.70%) ITIL
22 79 (10.70%) Windows 10
23 78 (10.57%) PowerShell
24 77 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
25 72 (9.76%) ASP.NET
26 67 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 65 (8.81%) Analytics

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 64 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 61 (8.27%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.63%) IIS
5 12 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.22%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (1.08%) Luigi
8 7 (0.95%) Confluence
9 3 (0.41%) Apache
10 2 (0.27%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.27%) CMS
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 143 (19.38%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (11.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.54%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.14%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.22%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.68%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.54%) Exchequer
6 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.41%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.27%) Lorenzo
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 254 (34.42%) Azure
2 211 (28.59%) Office 365
3 87 (11.79%) AWS
4 37 (5.01%) SaaS
5 33 (4.47%) OneDrive
5 33 (4.47%) Power Platform
6 29 (3.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (2.85%) IaaS
8 18 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (2.44%) PaaS
9 11 (1.49%) GCP
10 9 (1.22%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (1.08%) Logic Apps
12 7 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (0.81%) Boomi
14 5 (0.68%) G Suite
14 5 (0.68%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 93 (12.60%) Firewall
2 91 (12.33%) DNS
3 84 (11.38%) DHCP
4 61 (8.27%) TCP/IP
5 59 (7.99%) LAN
6 53 (7.18%) WAN
7 40 (5.42%) VPN
8 37 (5.01%) Wireless
9 36 (4.88%) VoIP
10 32 (4.34%) SAN
11 31 (4.20%) Internet
12 24 (3.25%) Skype
13 19 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (2.44%) Network Security
15 16 (2.17%) VLAN
16 14 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (1.49%) PBX
18 9 (1.22%) Intranet
19 8 (1.08%) Cisco Wireless
20 5 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (29.95%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.66%) MySQL
6 27 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (3.52%) Power BI
8 23 (3.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (2.44%) Big Data
11 14 (1.90%) MS Access
12 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.63%) IBM InfoSphere
13 12 (1.63%) NoSQL
14 11 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2017
15 10 (1.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (3.79%) JIRA
1 28 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.36%) Subversion
5 9 (1.22%) Selenium
6 8 (1.08%) Buildbot
6 8 (1.08%) Clang
6 8 (1.08%) CMake
6 8 (1.08%) CruiseControl
6 8 (1.08%) GCC
6 8 (1.08%) Xcode
7 6 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.81%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.68%) Cypress.io
8 5 (0.68%) MSTest
8 5 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.68%) WatiN
General
1 89 (12.06%) Finance
2 47 (6.37%) Retail
3 22 (2.98%) Legal
4 20 (2.71%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.03%) Law
8 11 (1.49%) Local Government
9 9 (1.22%) French Language
9 9 (1.22%) Games
9 9 (1.22%) German Language
9 9 (1.22%) Spanish Language
10 8 (1.08%) Italian Language
10 8 (1.08%) Marketing
11 6 (0.81%) Advertising
11 6 (0.81%) Billing
12 4 (0.54%) Fire and Rescue
13 3 (0.41%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 138 (18.70%) Developer
2 119 (16.12%) Analyst
3 89 (12.06%) IT Support
4 75 (10.16%) Support Engineer
5 64 (8.67%) .NET Developer
6 61 (8.27%) Support Analyst
7 53 (7.18%) IT Engineer
8 52 (7.05%) C# Developer
9 48 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 48 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.15%) SQL Developer
11 37 (5.01%) IT Support Engineer
12 35 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
13 32 (4.34%) Architect
14 31 (4.20%) Administrator
15 29 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
16 25 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (3.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (3.39%) Service Analyst
16 25 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (20.73%) .NET
2 72 (9.76%) ASP.NET
3 47 (6.37%) HTML
4 39 (5.28%) CSS
5 36 (4.88%) Web Services
6 30 (4.07%) AngularJS
7 27 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 21 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (2.57%) .NET Framework
9 19 (2.57%) XML
10 14 (1.90%) .NET Core
11 13 (1.76%) Entity Framework
12 11 (1.49%) WSH
13 9 (1.22%) REST
13 9 (1.22%) RESTful
13 9 (1.22%) SOAP
14 8 (1.08%) jQuery
14 8 (1.08%) Kafka
14 8 (1.08%) React
14 8 (1.08%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.66%) User Experience
5 22 (2.98%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.17%) Driving Licence
8 15 (2.03%) Replication
9 11 (1.49%) FMCG
10 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.22%) Clustering
11 9 (1.22%) iPad
12 8 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.08%) EPoS
12 8 (1.08%) NHS
12 8 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.81%) Blog
13 6 (0.81%) CMDB
13 6 (0.81%) Shadow IT
13 6 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 323 (43.77%) Windows
2 167 (22.63%) Windows Server
3 82 (11.11%) Linux
4 79 (10.70%) Windows 10
5 67 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (7.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 35 (4.74%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 15 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.76%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.49%) Android
12 11 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.54%) CentOS
14 4 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.41%) Unix
16 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
2 106 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (10.70%) ITIL
4 65 (8.81%) Analytics
5 55 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (6.91%) Project Management
7 48 (6.50%) Migration
8 45 (6.10%) ETL
9 41 (5.56%) ERP
10 39 (5.28%) Data Analytics
10 39 (5.28%) Time Management
11 36 (4.88%) Project Delivery
12 35 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (4.74%) MVC
13 34 (4.61%) Computer Science
13 34 (4.61%) Decision-Making
14 33 (4.47%) Scrum
15 31 (4.20%) DevOps
15 31 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 210 (28.46%) SQL
2 137 (18.56%) C#
3 78 (10.57%) PowerShell
4 50 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 50 (6.78%) Python
5 39 (5.28%) T-SQL
6 33 (4.47%) VB
7 30 (4.07%) VBA
8 29 (3.93%) C++
9 26 (3.52%) PHP
10 25 (3.39%) Java
11 20 (2.71%) VBScript
12 18 (2.44%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.90%) C
14 13 (1.76%) Perl
15 12 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.22%) Delphi
16 9 (1.22%) R
17 8 (1.08%) Lua
17 8 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 97 (13.14%) Degree
2 35 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.71%) ISEB
6 15 (2.03%) MCP
7 12 (1.63%) MCSA
7 12 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
8 11 (1.49%) MCSE
9 10 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.22%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.08%) PMP
11 8 (1.08%) SANS
11 8 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.95%) CCNA
12 7 (0.95%) CISSP
13 6 (0.81%) HNC
13 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.67%) SLA
2 18 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.76%) QA
4 8 (1.08%) GDPR
5 7 (0.95%) NIST
6 5 (0.68%) AICPA
6 5 (0.68%) COBIT
6 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 4 (0.54%) PMO
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 221 (29.95%) Active Directory
2 115 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 59 (7.99%) vSphere
5 19 (2.57%) XenApp
6 16 (2.17%) Docker
7 15 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.95%) vCloud
11 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.27%) NFS
13 2 (0.27%) Samba
13 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 47 (6.37%) SCCM
2 10 (1.36%) WSUS
3 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.08%) SCOM
5 6 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.68%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.54%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.41%) Ansible
8 3 (0.41%) Nagios
8 3 (0.41%) Puppet
8 3 (0.41%) Terraform
8 3 (0.41%) vRealize
9 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.27%) OpenNMS
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 151 (20.46%) VMware
2 63 (8.54%) Citrix
3 47 (6.37%) HP
4 45 (6.10%) Cisco
5 39 (5.28%) Oracle
6 27 (3.66%) Apple
7 26 (3.52%) Veeam
8 23 (3.12%) IBM
9 17 (2.30%) SAP
10 15 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.90%) Adobe
12 13 (1.76%) Google
12 13 (1.76%) NetApp
12 13 (1.76%) Snow
12 13 (1.76%) SonicWALL
13 12 (1.63%) Meraki
13 12 (1.63%) Talend
14 11 (1.49%) Dell
15 10 (1.36%) Sophos
16 9 (1.22%) Aruba