Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,118 1,637 2,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 19.96% 19.32% 16.95%
As % of the Vendors category 43.10% 43.72% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 895 1,342 2,001
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%

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 2,594 3,744 5,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.30% 44.18% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,782 2,779 4,161
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,375 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 3 April 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 3 April 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 -1 389 £42,500 - 87
Cambridgeshire +6 274 £43,500 -3.33% 72
Essex 0 187 £37,849 +0.93% 49
Bedfordshire +2 116 £55,000 +15.79% 17
Suffolk +2 96 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Norfolk -2 56 £40,000 +6.67% 15
East Anglia 0 1 £65,000 - 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 442 (39.53%) Windows
2 370 (33.09%) Azure
3 355 (31.75%) Active Directory
4 346 (30.95%) SQL Server
5 321 (28.71%) Office 365
6 312 (27.91%) SQL
7 250 (22.36%) Windows Server
8 245 (21.91%) .NET
9 241 (21.56%) C#
10 237 (21.20%) VMware
11 196 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
12 192 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
13 150 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
14 149 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 146 (13.06%) Firewall
16 145 (12.97%) DNS
17 144 (12.88%) Finance
18 142 (12.70%) Hyper-V
19 132 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
20 131 (11.72%) Degree
20 131 (11.72%) Linux
20 131 (11.72%) ITIL
21 126 (11.27%) PowerShell
22 123 (11.00%) MS Exchange
23 117 (10.47%) ASP.NET
24 114 (10.20%) AWS
25 113 (10.11%) DHCP
26 112 (10.02%) Windows 10
27 109 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
28 103 (9.21%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 123 (11.00%) MS Exchange
2 81 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 70 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 23 (2.06%) Confluence
7 22 (1.97%) IIS
8 6 (0.54%) CMS
9 3 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.18%) Apache
10 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.089%) JBoss
11 1 (0.089%) nginx
11 1 (0.089%) SAS
11 1 (0.089%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.089%) Tomcat
Applications
1 196 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.54%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.36%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.36%) Exchequer
6 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.18%) Lorenzo
7 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.089%) Primavera
8 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.089%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 370 (33.09%) Azure
2 321 (28.71%) Office 365
3 114 (10.20%) AWS
4 59 (5.28%) SaaS
5 43 (3.85%) OneDrive
6 36 (3.22%) IaaS
7 35 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
8 34 (3.04%) Power Platform
9 28 (2.50%) PaaS
10 19 (1.70%) GCP
10 19 (1.70%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.89%) npm
12 9 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 8 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.63%) Boomi
14 7 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.63%) G Suite
15 3 (0.27%) AtomSphere
15 3 (0.27%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (13.06%) Firewall
2 145 (12.97%) DNS
3 113 (10.11%) DHCP
4 101 (9.03%) TCP/IP
5 78 (6.98%) LAN
6 66 (5.90%) WAN
7 59 (5.28%) VoIP
8 48 (4.29%) Internet
8 48 (4.29%) Skype
9 43 (3.85%) VLAN
10 40 (3.58%) VPN
11 39 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
12 36 (3.22%) Wireless
13 33 (2.95%) SAN
14 18 (1.61%) Network Security
15 17 (1.52%) NetScaler
15 17 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (1.34%) BGP
16 15 (1.34%) Wireshark
17 13 (1.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 45 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 43 (3.85%) MySQL
7 33 (2.95%) Power BI
8 32 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (1.97%) Big Data
9 22 (1.97%) MS Access
10 21 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.88%) OLAP
11 19 (1.70%) SQL Server 2017
12 18 (1.61%) IBM InfoSphere
13 15 (1.34%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 58 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (3.58%) JIRA
3 37 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 36 (3.22%) Git (software)
5 30 (2.68%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.52%) Selenium
7 16 (1.43%) Subversion
8 13 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.89%) webpack
11 8 (0.72%) Jasmine
11 8 (0.72%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.72%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.45%) Clang
13 5 (0.45%) CMake
13 5 (0.45%) GCC
13 5 (0.45%) MSTest
13 5 (0.45%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 144 (12.88%) Finance
2 74 (6.62%) Retail
3 33 (2.95%) Legal
4 31 (2.77%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.97%) Marketing
8 16 (1.43%) French Language
8 16 (1.43%) German Language
9 13 (1.16%) Law
9 13 (1.16%) Spanish Language
10 12 (1.07%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.72%) Billing
11 8 (0.72%) Games
11 8 (0.72%) Local Government
12 7 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.54%) Advertising
13 6 (0.54%) Police
14 5 (0.45%) Back Office
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 245 (21.91%) Developer
2 160 (14.31%) Analyst
3 120 (10.73%) IT Support
4 107 (9.57%) .NET Developer
5 91 (8.14%) C# Developer
6 90 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 81 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 77 (6.89%) SQL Developer
9 73 (6.53%) IT Engineer
10 71 (6.35%) Architect
11 67 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 58 (5.19%) Support Analyst
13 56 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
13 56 (5.01%) Software Developer
14 51 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
15 47 (4.20%) Consultant
16 45 (4.03%) Administrator
16 45 (4.03%) Software Engineer
17 40 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
18 38 (3.40%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (21.91%) .NET
2 117 (10.47%) ASP.NET
3 94 (8.41%) HTML
4 90 (8.05%) CSS
5 70 (6.26%) AngularJS
6 55 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 40 (3.58%) .NET Framework
8 39 (3.49%) Web Services
9 38 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (2.59%) Node.js
11 27 (2.42%) .NET Core
11 27 (2.42%) Entity Framework
12 26 (2.33%) WSH
13 25 (2.24%) jQuery
14 20 (1.79%) HTML5
14 20 (1.79%) React
14 20 (1.79%) XML
15 15 (1.34%) RESTful
16 14 (1.25%) JSON
17 12 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 61 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 59 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (4.38%) User Experience
6 30 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.50%) Clustering
8 26 (2.33%) Driving Licence
9 21 (1.88%) Replication
10 17 (1.52%) NHS
11 14 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.98%) iPad
13 11 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.89%) FMCG
14 10 (0.89%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.72%) EPoS
17 7 (0.63%) Robotics
17 7 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 442 (39.53%) Windows
2 250 (22.36%) Windows Server
3 131 (11.72%) Linux
4 112 (10.02%) Windows 10
5 109 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (9.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 65 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
9 46 (4.11%) Windows 7
10 22 (1.97%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.88%) Android
12 18 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (1.52%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.81%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.81%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.81%) Unix
16 8 (0.72%) CentOS
17 5 (0.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
3 131 (11.72%) ITIL
4 102 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 81 (7.25%) Project Management
6 76 (6.80%) Analytics
7 70 (6.26%) MVC
8 64 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (5.46%) DevOps
10 60 (5.37%) Migration
11 58 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 57 (5.10%) Scrum
12 57 (5.10%) Software Engineering
12 57 (5.10%) TDD
12 57 (5.10%) Time Management
13 53 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (4.74%) ETL
14 52 (4.65%) Service Management
15 51 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 51 (4.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 312 (27.91%) SQL
2 241 (21.56%) C#
3 126 (11.27%) PowerShell
4 99 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 82 (7.33%) T-SQL
6 44 (3.94%) VB
7 41 (3.67%) Python
8 38 (3.40%) VBA
9 33 (2.95%) VBScript
10 28 (2.50%) C++
11 27 (2.42%) Java
11 27 (2.42%) TypeScript
12 26 (2.33%) PHP
13 25 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 24 (2.15%) C
15 17 (1.52%) VB.NET
16 15 (1.34%) Perl
17 9 (0.81%) R
18 8 (0.72%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.63%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 131 (11.72%) Degree
2 52 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 41 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (2.33%) ISEB
7 24 (2.15%) MCSE
8 22 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.97%) MCP
9 18 (1.61%) CCNA
9 18 (1.61%) MCSA
9 18 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
10 14 (1.25%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.07%) PMI Certification
11 12 (1.07%) PMP
12 11 (0.98%) CISSP
13 9 (0.81%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.81%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (7.51%) SLA
2 24 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.61%) QA
4 13 (1.16%) GDPR
5 11 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.89%) COBIT
6 10 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.72%) PMO
8 7 (0.63%) NIST
9 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 3 (0.27%) AICPA
10 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.089%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.089%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.089%) WAI
System Software
1 355 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 149 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 75 (6.71%) vSphere
5 57 (5.10%) XenApp
6 24 (2.15%) Docker
7 22 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.07%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.45%) NFS
13 5 (0.45%) Samba
13 5 (0.45%) Snort
13 5 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.45%) Xen
14 4 (0.36%) vCloud
14 4 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 77 (6.89%) SCCM
2 27 (2.42%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 17 (1.52%) Ansible
5 16 (1.43%) WSUS
6 14 (1.25%) Puppet
7 13 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.98%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.72%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.72%) SCOM
12 7 (0.63%) Nessus
13 6 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.54%) Nagios
14 5 (0.45%) EnCase
14 5 (0.45%) FTK
14 5 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 237 (21.20%) VMware
2 99 (8.86%) Citrix
3 85 (7.60%) Oracle
4 76 (6.80%) Cisco
5 65 (5.81%) HP
6 40 (3.58%) Veeam
7 35 (3.13%) IBM
8 32 (2.86%) Apple
9 28 (2.50%) Dell
10 24 (2.15%) SAP
11 23 (2.06%) Adobe
11 23 (2.06%) Google
12 20 (1.79%) Symantec
13 18 (1.61%) NetApp
13 18 (1.61%) Talend
14 17 (1.52%) Mitel
14 17 (1.52%) Snow
15 16 (1.43%) ServiceNow
16 15 (1.34%) CommVault
17 14 (1.25%) Sophos