Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 2018 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 224 286 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.86% 19.36% 22.07%
As % of the Vendors category 44.98% 39.67% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 209 229 425
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £19,700 £23,500 £22,850
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 498 721 1,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 41.92% 48.82% 49.05%
Number of salaries quoted 450 595 893
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £23,300
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 2018. 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 40 £42,500 +21.43% 7
West Malling +3 28 £37,500 +25.00% 9
Maidstone -10 16 £40,000 - 4
Tonbridge - 16 £20,000 - 2
Tunbridge Wells -9 12 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Canterbury 0 9 £20,000 -27.27%
Folkestone +18 8 £29,250 -31.18% 5
Rochester -2 8 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Sevenoaks +6 6 £22,500 -5.26% 2
Chatham +1 6 £37,500 +13.64%
Sittingbourne +2 5 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Swanley - 5 £35,000 - 1
Whitstable +1 1 £32,000 +53.85% 1
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 - 1
Westerham - 1 £28,500 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, 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 82 (36.61%) C#
2 79 (35.27%) Windows
3 74 (33.04%) .NET
4 71 (31.70%) Active Directory
5 67 (29.91%) SQL Server
6 58 (25.89%) SQL
7 50 (22.32%) OO
8 46 (20.54%) ASP.NET
8 46 (20.54%) MVC
9 45 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
10 43 (19.20%) DNS
10 43 (19.20%) Finance
11 42 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (18.75%) DHCP
12 38 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (16.52%) JavaScript
14 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (14.73%) WPF
15 33 (14.73%) OOD
15 33 (14.73%) VMware
16 30 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (13.39%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (12.95%) Office 365
17 29 (12.95%) Apple
18 28 (12.50%) HTML
18 28 (12.50%) Windows Server
19 27 (12.05%) TDD
19 27 (12.05%) Degree
19 27 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (11.16%) .NET Framework

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 20 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.68%) IIS
3 6 (2.68%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.89%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.34%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.45%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.23%) Elite 3E
4 3 (1.34%) BPCS
4 3 (1.34%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.89%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.89%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.45%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.95%) Office 365
3 11 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.79%) PaaS
6 3 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.34%) IaaS
6 3 (1.34%) SaaS
7 2 (0.89%) G Suite
7 2 (0.89%) npm
7 2 (0.89%) NuGet
7 2 (0.89%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (19.20%) DNS
2 42 (18.75%) DHCP
3 17 (7.59%) Firewall
3 17 (7.59%) LAN
4 14 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.25%) WAN
5 7 (3.13%) WLAN
6 6 (2.68%) SAN
7 5 (2.23%) Telepresence
7 5 (2.23%) VPN
7 5 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.23%) Wireless
8 4 (1.79%) Internet
8 4 (1.79%) Skype
9 3 (1.34%) VoIP
10 2 (0.89%) 4G
10 2 (0.89%) 802.11
10 2 (0.89%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.89%) Intranet
10 2 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 21 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.13%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.89%) Power BI
8 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.45%) OLAP
9 1 (0.45%) OLTP
9 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (10.27%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (4.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.68%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.23%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.79%) Selenium
8 3 (1.34%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.34%) NUnit
9 2 (0.89%) Bower
9 2 (0.89%) JIRA
9 2 (0.89%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.89%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.45%) Appium
10 1 (0.45%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.45%) ReSharper
General
1 43 (19.20%) Finance
2 19 (8.48%) Retail
3 12 (5.36%) Advertising
4 11 (4.91%) Legal
5 6 (2.68%) Marketing
6 4 (1.79%) Banking
7 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (28.13%) Developer
2 42 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 28 (12.50%) Analyst
4 17 (7.59%) C# Software Engineer
4 17 (7.59%) Software Engineer
5 16 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 16 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 15 (6.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (6.70%) IT Support
7 14 (6.25%) IT Engineer
8 13 (5.80%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (5.80%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.36%) Graduate
10 11 (4.91%) Administrator
11 10 (4.46%) IT Analyst
11 10 (4.46%) Team Leader
12 8 (3.57%) 1st Line Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) SQL DBA
12 8 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (33.04%) .NET
2 46 (20.54%) ASP.NET
3 38 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (14.73%) WPF
5 30 (13.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (12.50%) HTML
7 25 (11.16%) .NET Framework
8 24 (10.71%) RESTful
9 23 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 18 (8.04%) CSS
11 17 (7.59%) Entity Framework
12 16 (7.14%) AngularJS
13 14 (6.25%) HTML5
13 14 (6.25%) WCF
14 11 (4.91%) Web Services
15 10 (4.46%) Ajax
15 10 (4.46%) JSON
16 8 (3.57%) MSMQ
16 8 (3.57%) WF
17 7 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (8.04%) Driving Licence
3 17 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.23%) FMCG
7 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.79%) Replication
7 4 (1.79%) Tandem
7 4 (1.79%) User Experience
8 3 (1.34%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.89%) iPhone
9 2 (0.89%) PKI
9 2 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (35.27%) Windows
2 28 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.80%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.80%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.32%) OO
2 46 (20.54%) MVC
3 42 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (14.73%) OOD
5 27 (12.05%) TDD
6 24 (10.71%) BDD
6 24 (10.71%) Scrum
7 23 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (10.27%) Web Application Development
8 21 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (8.48%) Dependency Injection
10 18 (8.04%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.70%) CRM
11 15 (6.70%) SDLC
12 14 (6.25%) ITIL
13 12 (5.36%) ERP
14 10 (4.46%) Information Security
14 10 (4.46%) Workflow
15 8 (3.57%) MVVM
15 8 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 82 (36.61%) C#
2 58 (25.89%) SQL
3 37 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.80%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.02%) XAML
7 7 (3.13%) R
8 6 (2.68%) Java
8 6 (2.68%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.23%) VBA
10 4 (1.79%) C
10 4 (1.79%) VB
11 3 (1.34%) PHP
11 3 (1.34%) Python
12 2 (0.89%) ES6
12 2 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (12.05%) Degree
2 25 (11.16%) DBS Check
3 20 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (5.36%) MCP
5 12 (5.36%) MCSE
6 6 (2.68%) CCNA
6 6 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.68%) MCITP
6 6 (2.68%) MCSA
7 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.79%) PMP
8 3 (1.34%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.34%) MCDST
8 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.89%) ISEB
9 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.13%) SLA
2 6 (2.68%) GDPR
3 5 (2.23%) QA
4 3 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (31.70%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 10 (4.46%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (3.13%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.13%) XenApp
6 6 (2.68%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.23%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.89%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.89%) vSphere
10 1 (0.45%) Docker
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) SCCM
2 3 (1.34%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (14.73%) VMware
2 29 (12.95%) Apple
3 13 (5.80%) Infragistics
4 12 (5.36%) HP
5 10 (4.46%) Cisco
6 9 (4.02%) Citrix
6 9 (4.02%) CommVault
7 6 (2.68%) Aruba
7 6 (2.68%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.23%) Aderant
8 5 (2.23%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.23%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.23%) F5
8 5 (2.23%) LexisNexis
8 5 (2.23%) SAP
8 5 (2.23%) Veeam
8 5 (2.23%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle
10 3 (1.34%) Epicor
10 3 (1.34%) Sage