Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 152 296 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.43% 22.61% 18.61%
As % of the Vendors category 41.30% 55.85% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 134 235 259
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £21,850 £24,000 £22,350
90th Percentile £59,625 £67,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 368 530 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 39.78% 40.49% 48.02%
Number of salaries quoted 320 441 677
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +7.79%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,875 £62,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 27 £27,250 -35.88% 12
Chatham +5 22 £33,500 +34.00% 5
Maidstone -9 20 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Tonbridge 0 14 £34,500 -29.23% 5
Tunbridge Wells +7 12 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Rochester 0 10 £30,000 -33.33%
West Malling -3 4 £50,000 +32.45% 1
Stansted - 4 £41,250 -
Sittingbourne +5 3 £31,500 +9.57% 1
Canterbury - 2 £25,000 - 2
Westerham +10 1 £42,500 +129.73% 1
Swanley - 1 £35,000 - 10
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 61 (40.13%) Finance
2 47 (30.92%) Windows
3 45 (29.61%) SQL Server
4 43 (28.29%) C#
5 42 (27.63%) .NET
6 36 (23.68%) SQL
7 35 (23.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 34 (22.37%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
11 24 (15.79%) ASP.NET
12 21 (13.82%) Project Management
13 20 (13.16%) MVC
13 20 (13.16%) ITIL
13 20 (13.16%) Windows Server
14 19 (12.50%) Degree
15 16 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (10.53%) Software Engineering
15 16 (10.53%) JavaScript
16 15 (9.87%) HTML
16 15 (9.87%) CSS
16 15 (9.87%) OO
16 15 (9.87%) Firewall
17 14 (9.21%) Sage
17 14 (9.21%) Visual Studio
17 14 (9.21%) Computer Science
17 14 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (9.21%) Office 365
17 14 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web API

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 8 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.95%) IIS
3 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.32%) Confluence
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (22.37%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.32%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.66%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.66%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) NetSuite
2 5 (3.29%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.32%) BPCS
3 2 (1.32%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.32%) Lawson
3 2 (1.32%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.21%) Office 365
3 7 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.61%) PaaS
3 7 (4.61%) Slack
4 6 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (3.95%) SaaS
5 5 (3.29%) IaaS
6 3 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.87%) Firewall
2 7 (4.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.95%) LAN
3 6 (3.95%) VoIP
4 5 (3.29%) Internet
4 5 (3.29%) WAN
5 3 (1.97%) DNS
5 3 (1.97%) Intranet
5 3 (1.97%) NAS
5 3 (1.97%) VPN
6 2 (1.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.66%) DHCP
7 1 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.66%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.66%) Skype
7 1 (0.66%) VLAN
7 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.63%) Big Data
5 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.97%) Power BI
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (4.61%) JIRA
4 5 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.63%) Selenium
6 3 (1.97%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.32%) NUnit
7 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.66%) git-flow
8 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (40.13%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Banking
3 8 (5.26%) Retail
4 7 (4.61%) Advertising
5 5 (3.29%) Legal
6 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.97%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (23.68%) Developer
2 26 (17.11%) Analyst
3 17 (11.18%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.21%) Administrator
4 14 (9.21%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.21%) Support Analyst
4 14 (9.21%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) IT Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) IT Support
7 11 (7.24%) .NET Software Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (6.58%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.92%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.92%) C# Software Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) DBA
10 8 (5.26%) Graduate
10 8 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) Security Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) SQL DBA
11 7 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.63%) .NET
2 24 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 15 (9.87%) CSS
3 15 (9.87%) HTML
4 14 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
6 10 (6.58%) .NET Framework
7 9 (5.92%) WPF
8 7 (4.61%) RESTful
9 6 (3.95%) WCF
9 6 (3.95%) WinForms
10 5 (3.29%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.29%) Web Services
11 4 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (2.63%) React
12 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET Core
12 3 (1.97%) LINQ
12 3 (1.97%) Spring
12 3 (1.97%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Fintech
2 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.29%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.97%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.97%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.97%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.66%) Contactless
7 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.92%) Windows
2 20 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.66%) Android
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.82%) Project Management
3 20 (13.16%) ITIL
3 20 (13.16%) MVC
4 16 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 15 (9.87%) OO
6 14 (9.21%) Computer Science
7 12 (7.89%) ERP
7 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.24%) OOD
8 11 (7.24%) TDD
9 10 (6.58%) Data Protection
9 10 (6.58%) PRINCE2
9 10 (6.58%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.58%) Scrum
10 9 (5.92%) CRM
10 9 (5.92%) DevOps
10 9 (5.92%) Information Security
10 9 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.29%) C#
2 36 (23.68%) SQL
3 16 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.24%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.63%) Java
5 4 (2.63%) Python
6 3 (1.97%) C
6 3 (1.97%) Delphi
6 3 (1.97%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby
8 1 (0.66%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Degree
2 14 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (4.61%) MCSE
6 3 (1.97%) ACCA
6 3 (1.97%) CIMA
6 3 (1.97%) MCSA
6 3 (1.97%) SSCP
7 2 (1.32%) APMP
7 2 (1.32%) CISM
7 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 2 (1.32%) MCITP
7 2 (1.32%) MCP
7 2 (1.32%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) CCA
8 1 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.92%) GDPR
2 9 (5.92%) SLA
3 5 (3.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.97%) Puppet
3 2 (1.32%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (9.21%) Sage
2 13 (8.55%) SAP
3 11 (7.24%) VMware
4 8 (5.26%) Oracle
5 7 (4.61%) Workday
6 5 (3.29%) Citrix
7 4 (2.63%) Epicor
7 4 (2.63%) Infor
7 4 (2.63%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.97%) HP
8 3 (1.97%) Varonis
9 2 (1.32%) Aastra
9 2 (1.32%) Adobe
9 2 (1.32%) IBM
9 2 (1.32%) IFS
9 2 (1.32%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.32%) Sophos
9 2 (1.32%) Veeam
10 1 (0.66%) Remedy
10 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow