Period
to 23 May 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 May 2019 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 East > Kent
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 12 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 231 209 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.55% 18.37% 18.76%
As % of the Vendors category 55.80% 45.73% 38.41%
Number of salaries quoted 201 180 221
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £19,500 £20,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 Kent.

All Vendors
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 414 457 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 45.80% 40.16% 48.85%
Number of salaries quoted 359 397 595
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.12%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Kent.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Kent over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. 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
Dartford +3 50 £26,500 -37.65% 6
Maidstone +4 33 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Sevenoaks +2 26 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Tunbridge Wells +18 23 £55,000 +41.94% 8
Chatham -7 16 £60,000 +60.00%
Tonbridge -2 15 £24,000 +33.33%
Sittingbourne +1 10 £30,750 - 1
West Malling -9 10 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Rochester +1 7 £60,000 +20.00%
Gravesend - 4 £25,000 -
Margate - 3 - -
Stansted - 3 £45,000 - 1
Canterbury -4 1 £21,000 +5.00% 3
Folkestone -11 1 £20,000 -11.11% 1
Edenbridge - 1 £43,000 -
Swanley - 1 £24,500 - 11
Whitstable - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 94 (40.69%) Active Directory
2 90 (38.96%) Windows
3 74 (32.03%) SQL Server
4 73 (31.60%) SQL
5 69 (29.87%) C#
5 69 (29.87%) Microsoft Office
6 67 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 66 (28.57%) .NET
8 57 (24.68%) Office 365
9 53 (22.94%) Windows Server
10 49 (21.21%) MS Exchange
11 48 (20.78%) SharePoint
12 47 (20.35%) Firewall
13 46 (19.91%) ASP.NET
14 44 (19.05%) VMware
15 38 (16.45%) ITIL
16 35 (15.15%) MVC
16 35 (15.15%) Finance
16 35 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (15.15%) DNS
17 34 (14.72%) Hyper-V
18 33 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (12.99%) Windows 10
20 30 (12.99%) TCP/IP
20 30 (12.99%) VPN
20 30 (12.99%) Visual Studio
21 29 (12.55%) DHCP
22 28 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
23 27 (11.69%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 49 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 48 (20.78%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.49%) IIS
6 6 (2.60%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Confluence
8 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 69 (29.87%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (5.63%) Sage X3
3 6 (2.60%) NetSuite
4 3 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.87%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.87%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (24.68%) Office 365
3 25 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.60%) SaaS
4 6 (2.60%) Slack
5 5 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.73%) IaaS
6 4 (1.73%) PaaS
6 4 (1.73%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.87%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.87%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.87%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (0.87%) Yammer
9 1 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (20.35%) Firewall
2 35 (15.15%) DNS
3 30 (12.99%) TCP/IP
3 30 (12.99%) VPN
4 29 (12.55%) DHCP
5 27 (11.69%) WAN
6 23 (9.96%) LAN
7 18 (7.79%) Internet
7 18 (7.79%) VoIP
8 8 (3.46%) SAN
8 8 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (3.03%) IP Telephony
9 7 (3.03%) Skype
10 6 (2.60%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.60%) Wireless
11 5 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.16%) NAS
11 5 (2.16%) VLAN
12 4 (1.73%) MPLS
12 4 (1.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (32.03%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.87%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.87%) Power BI
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.43%) Big Data
9 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (12.99%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.73%) JIRA
5 4 (1.73%) Selenium
5 4 (1.73%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.87%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.87%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.43%) NUnit
General
1 35 (15.15%) Finance
2 9 (3.90%) Retail
3 6 (2.60%) Advertising
3 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.16%) Games
5 3 (1.30%) Electronics
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (25.97%) Developer
2 53 (22.94%) Analyst
3 36 (15.58%) .NET Developer
4 21 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 20 (8.66%) Support Engineer
6 19 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (8.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (6.93%) Graduate
7 16 (6.93%) Graduate Analyst
7 16 (6.93%) IT Engineer
8 15 (6.49%) IT Support
9 14 (6.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.19%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (4.33%) Data Analyst
12 10 (4.33%) Graduate Data Analyst
13 9 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
13 9 (3.90%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (28.57%) .NET
2 46 (19.91%) ASP.NET
3 28 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (6.93%) WCF
5 12 (5.19%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.19%) CSS
5 12 (5.19%) HTML
6 7 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (3.03%) REST
6 7 (3.03%) Web Services
6 7 (3.03%) WinForms
6 7 (3.03%) WPF
7 6 (2.60%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (2.16%) Middleware
8 5 (2.16%) Unreal Engine
9 4 (1.73%) CSS3
10 3 (1.30%) jQuery
10 3 (1.30%) OpenID
10 3 (1.30%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.90%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.16%) PlayStation
5 5 (2.16%) Xbox
6 4 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.30%) Replication
8 2 (0.87%) Clustering
8 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.87%) PMI
8 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.43%) FMCG
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) Social Media
9 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (38.96%) Windows
2 53 (22.94%) Windows Server
3 33 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (12.99%) Windows 10
5 27 (11.69%) Windows 7
6 25 (10.82%) Windows 8
7 24 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.73%) Android
8 4 (1.73%) Linux
9 3 (1.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.87%) Unix
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.45%) ITIL
2 35 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.15%) MVC
3 27 (11.69%) Microservices
4 23 (9.96%) OpenUP
5 22 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 18 (7.79%) Computer Science
7 17 (7.36%) CRM
7 17 (7.36%) Scrum
8 16 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (6.49%) Project Management
10 13 (5.63%) ERP
11 12 (5.19%) Service Desk Management
11 12 (5.19%) Service Management
11 12 (5.19%) Software Engineering
12 11 (4.76%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.33%) Business Continuity
14 9 (3.90%) Change Management
14 9 (3.90%) Migration
14 9 (3.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.60%) SQL
2 69 (29.87%) C#
3 21 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 17 (7.36%) Java
4 17 (7.36%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.60%) VBA
7 5 (2.16%) C++
7 5 (2.16%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.87%) Delphi
9 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (11.26%) Degree
2 20 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (6.06%) MCSE
5 12 (5.19%) MCP
6 10 (4.33%) MCSA
7 6 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.16%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.73%) MCITP
10 2 (0.87%) HNC
10 2 (0.87%) HND
10 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCA
11 1 (0.43%) CCNA
11 1 (0.43%) CCNP
11 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CISM
11 1 (0.43%) CISSP
11 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.93%) SLA
2 9 (3.90%) COBIT
3 5 (2.16%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 94 (40.69%) Active Directory
2 34 (14.72%) Hyper-V
3 32 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.87%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.87%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.43%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.33%) SCCM
2 5 (2.16%) SCOM
3 4 (1.73%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.87%) WSUS
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 44 (19.05%) VMware
2 22 (9.52%) Sage
3 19 (8.23%) Citrix
4 14 (6.06%) Adobe
5 13 (5.63%) Cisco
6 11 (4.76%) SAP
7 9 (3.90%) Google
7 9 (3.90%) WatchGuard
8 7 (3.03%) SimCorp
9 6 (2.60%) Avaya
9 6 (2.60%) Workday
10 5 (2.16%) HP
10 5 (2.16%) Sony
11 3 (1.30%) Apple
11 3 (1.30%) Oracle
11 3 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.30%) Veritas
12 2 (0.87%) Dell
12 2 (0.87%) IronPort
12 2 (0.87%) Veeam