Period
to 31 March 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 31 March 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 14 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 210 196 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 15.05% 13.51% 11.96%
As % of the Vendors category 35.23% 36.43% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 144 148 165
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +24.14%
10th Percentile £27,825 £26,175 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,375 £65,000
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 Gloucestershire.

All Vendors
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 596 538 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 42.72% 37.08% 39.33%
Number of salaries quoted 455 417 468
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,850 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £62,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Gloucestershire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 31 March 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
Cheltenham -2 87 £41,250 -2.94% 23
Gloucester -13 35 £45,000 - 18
Tewkesbury +8 23 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Cirencester -6 6 £37,000 +19.35% 2
Stroud +1 2 £24,000 -36.00% 5
Fairford 0 2 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 89 (42.38%) .NET
2 87 (41.43%) Windows
3 85 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 63 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 63 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 59 (28.10%) SQL
5 59 (28.10%) Azure
6 56 (26.67%) C#
7 52 (24.76%) HTML
8 48 (22.86%) Linux
9 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
9 47 (22.38%) Office 365
10 43 (20.48%) Windows Server
10 43 (20.48%) jQuery
10 43 (20.48%) AWS
10 43 (20.48%) VMware
11 41 (19.52%) DV Cleared
11 41 (19.52%) Test Automation
11 41 (19.52%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (19.05%) .NET Framework
12 40 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (18.57%) CSS
13 39 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (17.62%) Java
15 36 (17.14%) Waterfall
16 35 (16.67%) SharePoint
17 34 (16.19%) ITIL
17 34 (16.19%) AngularJS
18 32 (15.24%) XML

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 35 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.57%) CMS
3 17 (8.10%) Confluence
4 13 (6.19%) Drupal
4 13 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (5.24%) MS Exchange
6 10 (4.76%) OpenStack
7 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.86%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.90%) IIS
9 4 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.43%) Moodle
11 1 (0.48%) Apache
11 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.90%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (7.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.43%) Magento
4 2 (0.95%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 59 (28.10%) Azure
2 47 (22.38%) Office 365
3 43 (20.48%) AWS
4 8 (3.81%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.33%) SaaS
6 6 (2.86%) IaaS
7 4 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.90%) NuGet
7 4 (1.90%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.95%) PaaS
9 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.48%) GCP
9 1 (0.48%) GitHub
9 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.90%) DNS
2 15 (7.14%) Internet
2 15 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.71%) Firewall
4 10 (4.76%) HTTP
5 9 (4.29%) SAN
6 8 (3.81%) LAN
6 8 (3.81%) WAN
7 7 (3.33%) DHCP
8 6 (2.86%) Skype
9 5 (2.38%) Intranet
10 4 (1.90%) Extranet
11 3 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.43%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.43%) NAS
11 3 (1.43%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.43%) VPN
11 3 (1.43%) WLAN
12 2 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.95%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.48%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (8.10%) NoSQL
4 15 (7.14%) MySQL
5 14 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.29%) GIS
9 8 (3.81%) Geospatial Data
9 8 (3.81%) Power BI
9 8 (3.81%) SQLite
10 7 (3.33%) Big Data
11 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.05%) JIRA
3 17 (8.10%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (6.19%) Bitbucket
5 13 (6.19%) Selenium
6 11 (5.24%) JUnit
7 9 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.38%) Subversion
9 4 (1.90%) Chocolatey
9 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.43%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.95%) Appium
11 2 (0.95%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.95%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.95%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.95%) Maven
11 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.95%) TestRail
12 1 (0.48%) gulp
General
1 32 (15.24%) Finance
2 23 (10.95%) Legal
3 11 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 9 (4.29%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.38%) German Language
7 3 (1.43%) Automotive
7 3 (1.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Police
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (34.76%) Developer
2 32 (15.24%) Systems Developer
3 28 (13.33%) Middleware Developer
4 23 (10.95%) Architect
5 21 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (9.05%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (8.57%) .NET Developer
8 17 (8.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (7.62%) Software Developer
10 15 (7.14%) Backend Developer
11 14 (6.67%) Senior Developer
12 13 (6.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (5.71%) Analyst
13 12 (5.71%) Java Developer
14 11 (5.24%) IT Support
15 10 (4.76%) Senior Backend Developer
15 10 (4.76%) Senior Middleware Developer
15 10 (4.76%) Senior Systems Developer
16 9 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
16 9 (4.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (42.38%) .NET
2 52 (24.76%) HTML
3 43 (20.48%) jQuery
4 40 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 39 (18.57%) CSS
6 34 (16.19%) AngularJS
7 32 (15.24%) XML
8 28 (13.33%) Middleware
9 25 (11.90%) Web Services
10 20 (9.52%) JSON
10 20 (9.52%) WinForms
11 11 (5.24%) ASP.NET
11 11 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (5.24%) Entity Framework
11 11 (5.24%) HTML5
11 11 (5.24%) RESTful
11 11 (5.24%) WPF
12 10 (4.76%) WF
13 8 (3.81%) Ajax
13 8 (3.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.52%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.00%) Reinsurance
3 19 (9.05%) Management Information System
4 18 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.43%) FMCG
6 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (0.95%) Cyberattack
7 2 (0.95%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.95%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.95%) PKI
7 2 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.43%) Windows
2 48 (22.86%) Linux
3 43 (20.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (5.24%) CentOS
8 10 (4.76%) Debian
9 8 (3.81%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (2.86%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.86%) Unix
11 6 (2.86%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.38%) Android
13 4 (1.90%) Fedora
13 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.52%) Test Automation
3 40 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (17.14%) Waterfall
5 34 (16.19%) ITIL
6 32 (15.24%) Service Management
7 31 (14.76%) MVC
8 29 (13.81%) DevOps
9 24 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (10.95%) IT Strategy
11 21 (10.00%) CRM
12 20 (9.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 19 (9.05%) Acceptance Criteria
14 17 (8.10%) ITIL V3
15 16 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (7.62%) Project Delivery
15 16 (7.62%) SDLC
15 16 (7.62%) Software Engineering
16 15 (7.14%) Service Delivery
16 15 (7.14%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 59 (28.10%) SQL
3 56 (26.67%) C#
4 37 (17.62%) Java
5 22 (10.48%) Python
6 21 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 13 (6.19%) VB.NET
8 11 (5.24%) C
9 10 (4.76%) Ruby
10 9 (4.29%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.33%) C++
12 3 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (1.43%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.43%) VB
13 2 (0.95%) PHP
13 2 (0.95%) R
13 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 41 (19.52%) DV Cleared
3 22 (10.48%) Degree
4 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.10%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.71%) CCNA
6 12 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.29%) MCSE
8 8 (3.81%) HND
8 8 (3.81%) MCAD
9 7 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (2.86%) MCSA
10 6 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.90%) CISSP
11 4 (1.90%) GIAC
11 4 (1.90%) Linux+ Certification
11 4 (1.90%) SANS
11 4 (1.90%) SSCP
12 3 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.24%) QA
2 9 (4.29%) SLA
3 3 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.95%) NCSC
4 2 (0.95%) NIST
4 2 (0.95%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 63 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.33%) Docker
4 8 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.38%) VirtualBox
6 5 (2.38%) vSphere
7 4 (1.90%) NFS
7 4 (1.90%) Samba
7 4 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.90%) Xen
8 3 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.43%) XenApp
8 3 (1.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (10.48%) Kubernetes
2 17 (8.10%) Terraform
3 14 (6.67%) Cloudify
3 14 (6.67%) logstash
3 14 (6.67%) Packer
4 9 (4.29%) SCCM
5 8 (3.81%) Ansible
5 8 (3.81%) Puppet
6 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.38%) Nagios
7 4 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.90%) OpenNMS
7 4 (1.90%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.90%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.95%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.95%) vRealize
10 1 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (20.48%) VMware
2 18 (8.57%) Citrix
3 17 (8.10%) Oracle
3 17 (8.10%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (7.62%) MuleSoft
5 14 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 12 (5.71%) Cisco
7 10 (4.76%) Dell
8 7 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.33%) Veeam
9 6 (2.86%) EMC
9 6 (2.86%) HP
9 6 (2.86%) NetApp
10 4 (1.90%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.90%) Hortonworks
10 4 (1.90%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (1.90%) Nintex
10 4 (1.90%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.43%) Google
11 3 (1.43%) McAfee