Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 209 280 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.93% 20.54% 20.18%
As % of the Vendors category 41.06% 45.68% 40.82%
Number of salaries quoted 195 238 358
Kent median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £19,500 £24,175 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,125 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 509 613 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 46.11% 44.97% 49.44%
Number of salaries quoted 450 532 850
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £21,225 £22,575 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,375 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +2 48 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Tonbridge +9 20 £22,500 -18.18%
Tunbridge Wells -2 12 £38,750 +3.33% 6
Maidstone -17 11 £40,000 - 4
West Malling -2 10 £37,500 - 5
Folkestone +11 8 £29,250 -31.18% 1
Rochester -4 8 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Canterbury +6 7 £20,000 -27.27% 1
Sevenoaks +1 6 £22,500 -10.89%
Swanley - 6 £35,000 -
Sittingbourne +4 3 £31,000 +12.73% 2
Chatham 0 3 £65,000 +51.16% 1
Stansted - 1 £42,500 -
Whitstable - 1 £32,000 -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 70 (33.49%) Windows
2 64 (30.62%) C#
3 63 (30.14%) .NET
3 63 (30.14%) Active Directory
4 61 (29.19%) SQL Server
4 61 (29.19%) SQL
5 53 (25.36%) Microsoft Office
6 44 (21.05%) Finance
7 38 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (17.70%) OO
8 37 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
9 36 (17.22%) ASP.NET
9 36 (17.22%) JavaScript
9 36 (17.22%) Degree
9 36 (17.22%) MVC
10 35 (16.75%) DNS
11 34 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (15.79%) DHCP
13 32 (15.31%) OOD
13 32 (15.31%) Visual Studio
13 32 (15.31%) Office 365
14 30 (14.35%) WPF
15 29 (13.88%) HTML
16 28 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (12.44%) Computer Science
17 26 (12.44%) VMware
17 26 (12.44%) Computer Science Degree
18 25 (11.96%) Windows Server
19 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (11.48%) Apple

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 22 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 21 (10.05%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.83%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.39%) IIS
6 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.44%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.96%) CMS
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (25.36%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.44%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.96%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.48%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.48%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.48%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.39%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.96%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.96%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.96%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.48%) BPCS
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (15.31%) Office 365
3 9 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.91%) PaaS
6 3 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.96%) G Suite
7 2 (0.96%) IaaS
7 2 (0.96%) SaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.75%) DNS
2 33 (15.79%) DHCP
3 20 (9.57%) Firewall
4 15 (7.18%) LAN
5 13 (6.22%) TCP/IP
6 11 (5.26%) WAN
7 8 (3.83%) WLAN
8 6 (2.87%) VPN
9 5 (2.39%) Skype
9 5 (2.39%) Telepresence
9 5 (2.39%) Wireless
10 3 (1.44%) Internet
10 3 (1.44%) NAS
10 3 (1.44%) VLAN
10 3 (1.44%) VoIP
10 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.96%) 4G
11 2 (0.96%) 802.11
11 2 (0.96%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 38 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.18%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (3.35%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.96%) Power BI
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (15.31%) Visual Studio
2 18 (8.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 16 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.83%) SpecFlow
5 7 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (2.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.91%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.91%) NUnit
7 4 (1.91%) Selenium
8 3 (1.44%) JIRA
9 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.48%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.48%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (21.05%) Finance
2 14 (6.70%) Advertising
3 11 (5.26%) Legal
4 7 (3.35%) Retail
5 6 (2.87%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.48%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (24.40%) Developer
2 28 (13.40%) .NET Developer
3 25 (11.96%) Analyst
4 20 (9.57%) Graduate
5 18 (8.61%) SQL Developer
6 17 (8.13%) C# Software Engineer
6 17 (8.13%) Software Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) IT Support
7 14 (6.70%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.22%) Administrator
8 13 (6.22%) C# Developer
8 13 (6.22%) DBA
8 13 (6.22%) SQL DBA
9 12 (5.74%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (5.74%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.78%) .NET Software Engineer
10 10 (4.78%) Graduate Developer
11 8 (3.83%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (30.14%) .NET
2 36 (17.22%) ASP.NET
3 30 (14.35%) WPF
4 29 (13.88%) HTML
5 28 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (11.48%) .NET Framework
7 19 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (8.13%) Entity Framework
9 16 (7.66%) CSS
10 15 (7.18%) AngularJS
11 12 (5.74%) HTML5
11 12 (5.74%) RESTful
11 12 (5.74%) Web Services
12 10 (4.78%) Ajax
13 9 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 9 (4.31%) JSON
14 8 (3.83%) MSMQ
14 8 (3.83%) WCF
14 8 (3.83%) WF
15 7 (3.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.44%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.18%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.87%) Replication
7 5 (2.39%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.91%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.91%) Tandem
8 4 (1.91%) User Experience
9 3 (1.44%) FMCG
10 2 (0.96%) iPad
10 2 (0.96%) iPhone
10 2 (0.96%) PKI
10 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.96%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.48%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (33.49%) Windows
2 25 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.74%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.39%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.48%) Android
10 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.70%) OO
2 36 (17.22%) MVC
3 34 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (15.31%) OOD
5 18 (8.61%) CRM
6 17 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (8.13%) Software Engineering
7 14 (6.70%) Project Management
8 13 (6.22%) BDD
8 13 (6.22%) ERP
8 13 (6.22%) TDD
9 12 (5.74%) Scrum
10 10 (4.78%) ITIL
10 10 (4.78%) SDLC
10 10 (4.78%) Workflow
11 9 (4.31%) Information Security
11 9 (4.31%) Web Application Development
12 8 (3.83%) MVVM
12 8 (3.83%) PRINCE2
13 7 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 64 (30.62%) C#
2 61 (29.19%) SQL
3 36 (17.22%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.31%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.31%) XAML
6 7 (3.35%) Java
6 7 (3.35%) R
7 6 (2.87%) C
8 5 (2.39%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.39%) VBA
9 4 (1.91%) Python
10 3 (1.44%) Perl
10 3 (1.44%) PHP
11 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (17.22%) Degree
2 26 (12.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (10.53%) DBS Check
4 13 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.31%) MCP
5 9 (4.31%) MCSE
6 3 (1.44%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.44%) ACCA
6 3 (1.44%) CCNA
6 3 (1.44%) CIMA
6 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.44%) MCITP
6 3 (1.44%) MCSA
6 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.44%) PMP
7 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) MCDST
8 1 (0.48%) MCTS
8 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.87%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.96%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (3.83%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.39%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.39%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.44%) XenApp
7 2 (0.96%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.96%) vSphere
7 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.91%) SCCM
2 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (12.44%) VMware
2 24 (11.48%) Apple
3 13 (6.22%) Infragistics
4 11 (5.26%) HP
5 9 (4.31%) Cisco
6 7 (3.35%) Veeam
7 6 (2.87%) Aruba
7 6 (2.87%) Citrix
7 6 (2.87%) CommVault
7 6 (2.87%) Sage
8 5 (2.39%) Aderant
8 5 (2.39%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.39%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.39%) F5
8 5 (2.39%) LexisNexis
8 5 (2.39%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.91%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.91%) Oracle
10 3 (1.44%) Adobe
10 3 (1.44%) SAP