Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 198 261 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.32% 20.52% 18.70%
As % of the Vendors category 40.99% 50.88% 38.59%
Number of salaries quoted 190 225 284
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £19,500 £24,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 483 513 863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 47.12% 40.33% 48.46%
Number of salaries quoted 441 450 736
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,625
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 47 £31,000 -22.50% 8
Maidstone -13 19 £41,250 +3.13% 6
Chatham +5 17 £37,500 +42.86% 8
Tonbridge +7 15 £24,250 -11.82%
Tunbridge Wells +7 15 £40,000 - 5
Rochester 0 10 £30,000 -14.29% 4
Swanley - 6 £35,000 - 9
Canterbury +4 3 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Folkestone -3 3 £36,000 -15.29%
West Malling -4 3 £50,000 +44.93% 6
Sittingbourne +8 2 £31,000 +16.98%
Sevenoaks -3 2 £22,500 -
Stansted - 2 £41,250 -
Whitstable - 1 £32,000 - 2
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 66 (33.33%) Finance
2 61 (30.81%) Windows
3 59 (29.80%) .NET
4 58 (29.29%) SQL
5 56 (28.28%) SQL Server
6 54 (27.27%) C#
7 52 (26.26%) Microsoft Office
8 45 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 35 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (17.17%) Visual Studio
10 34 (17.17%) JavaScript
10 34 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (15.66%) ASP.NET
13 30 (15.15%) Degree
13 30 (15.15%) Windows Server
14 29 (14.65%) HTML
14 29 (14.65%) MVC
15 28 (14.14%) Office 365
16 23 (11.62%) Computer Science
16 23 (11.62%) Project Management
16 23 (11.62%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (11.11%) CSS
17 22 (11.11%) ITIL
17 22 (11.11%) OO
18 21 (10.61%) Firewall
19 20 (10.10%) OOD
19 20 (10.10%) WPF
19 20 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012

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 17 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.04%) IIS
4 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.02%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.52%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.01%) CMS
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.51%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (26.26%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.01%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.51%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.51%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.51%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.01%) BPCS
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.01%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.01%) Lawson
2 2 (1.01%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (14.14%) Office 365
3 7 (3.54%) PaaS
4 6 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.02%) IaaS
6 4 (2.02%) SaaS
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.01%) G Suite
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.61%) Firewall
2 18 (9.09%) DNS
3 17 (8.59%) DHCP
3 17 (8.59%) LAN
4 12 (6.06%) WAN
5 10 (5.05%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.54%) WLAN
7 6 (3.03%) VoIP
8 5 (2.53%) Internet
8 5 (2.53%) VPN
9 4 (2.02%) NAS
9 4 (2.02%) Telepresence
9 4 (2.02%) Wireless
10 3 (1.52%) SAN
10 3 (1.52%) Skype
10 3 (1.52%) VLAN
11 2 (1.01%) 802.11
11 2 (1.01%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.02%) Power BI
7 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.01%) Big Data
10 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (17.17%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.03%) Selenium
6 5 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.53%) JIRA
6 5 (2.53%) NUnit
6 5 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.02%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.51%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Advertising
2 11 (5.56%) Banking
3 10 (5.05%) Legal
4 7 (3.54%) Marketing
5 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (24.24%) Developer
2 35 (17.68%) Analyst
3 23 (11.62%) .NET Developer
4 20 (10.10%) Graduate
5 16 (8.08%) IT Support
5 16 (8.08%) Software Engineer
6 15 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.07%) C# Software Engineer
7 14 (7.07%) DBA
7 14 (7.07%) IT Analyst
7 14 (7.07%) SQL DBA
7 14 (7.07%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.57%) .NET Software Engineer
8 13 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.57%) SQL Developer
9 12 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 12 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
10 11 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (5.05%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (29.80%) .NET
2 31 (15.66%) ASP.NET
3 29 (14.65%) HTML
4 22 (11.11%) CSS
5 20 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (10.10%) WPF
6 19 (9.60%) .NET Framework
6 19 (9.60%) AngularJS
6 19 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (5.05%) Entity Framework
8 8 (4.04%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (4.04%) Web Services
9 7 (3.54%) HTML5
9 7 (3.54%) RESTful
9 7 (3.54%) WCF
10 6 (3.03%) XML
10 6 (3.03%) XSL
11 5 (2.53%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.62%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.05%) Fintech
3 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.03%) Replication
5 5 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.02%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.02%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.02%) User Experience
7 3 (1.52%) Tandem
8 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.51%) EPoS
9 1 (0.51%) iPhone
9 1 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (30.81%) Windows
2 30 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 20 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.65%) MVC
3 23 (11.62%) Project Management
4 22 (11.11%) ITIL
4 22 (11.11%) OO
5 20 (10.10%) OOD
6 16 (8.08%) Software Engineering
7 15 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (7.07%) CRM
9 13 (6.57%) TDD
10 12 (6.06%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.06%) Scrum
11 10 (5.05%) ERP
11 10 (5.05%) Information Security
11 10 (5.05%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.04%) BDD
12 8 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (4.04%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.29%) SQL
2 54 (27.27%) C#
3 34 (17.17%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.07%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.54%) Java
7 5 (2.53%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.02%) C
8 4 (2.02%) Python
9 3 (1.52%) Perl
9 3 (1.52%) R
9 3 (1.52%) XAML
10 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.01%) VBA
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
11 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.51%) U-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (15.15%) Degree
2 23 (11.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (4.04%) MCSE
5 6 (3.03%) MCP
6 5 (2.53%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.02%) MCSA
7 4 (2.02%) PMP
8 3 (1.52%) ACCA
8 3 (1.52%) CIMA
8 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.52%) SSCP
9 2 (1.01%) APMP
9 2 (1.01%) CCNA
9 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.51%) CCNP
10 1 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.55%) GDPR
3 7 (3.54%) SLA
4 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.01%) QA
6 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.08%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.02%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) SCCM
2 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.52%) Puppet
3 2 (1.01%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (9.09%) VMware
2 10 (5.05%) HP
3 8 (4.04%) Oracle
4 7 (3.54%) Apple
4 7 (3.54%) Sage
5 6 (3.03%) Cisco
5 6 (3.03%) SAP
5 6 (3.03%) Veeam
6 5 (2.53%) Aruba
6 5 (2.53%) Citrix
6 5 (2.53%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.02%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.02%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.02%) CommVault
7 4 (2.02%) Epicor
7 4 (2.02%) F5
7 4 (2.02%) Infor
7 4 (2.02%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.52%) Adobe
8 3 (1.52%) Varonis