Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 283 304 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.87% 18.86% 21.70%
As % of the Vendors category 55.93% 38.68% 45.52%
Number of salaries quoted 226 241 423
Kent median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,875 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £56,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 506 786 1,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 39.10% 48.76% 47.68%
Number of salaries quoted 421 639 890
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,600 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £56,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,614
% change year-on-year - +0.87% +4.97%

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 January 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 23 January 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 44 £42,500 - 5
Maidstone +11 30 £40,000 -30.43% 10
Folkestone +17 24 £42,500 +21.43% 1
West Malling -2 24 £37,500 +28.21% 8
Chatham 0 16 £25,000 -14.53% 3
Tunbridge Wells +3 15 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Sevenoaks +1 6 £23,500 -41.25% 5
Sittingbourne +3 5 £28,750 +4.55% 2
Tonbridge 0 4 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Rochester +1 3 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Westerham -11 3 £18,500 -39.84% 3
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 -
Dover - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 113 (39.93%) Windows
2 104 (36.75%) SQL
3 88 (31.10%) C#
4 87 (30.74%) Finance
5 74 (26.15%) .NET
6 72 (25.44%) SQL Server
7 60 (21.20%) Windows Server
8 53 (18.73%) Microsoft Excel
9 50 (17.67%) Active Directory
9 50 (17.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 49 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
12 44 (15.55%) MS Visio
12 44 (15.55%) Degree
13 41 (14.49%) Mathematics
13 41 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
13 41 (14.49%) OO
13 41 (14.49%) VMware
14 39 (13.78%) Computer Science
15 35 (12.37%) Windows 10
16 34 (12.01%) ASP.NET
17 33 (11.66%) MVC
17 33 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (11.31%) Software Engineering
18 32 (11.31%) Process Improvement
19 31 (10.95%) TDD
20 30 (10.60%) Advertising
20 30 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (10.60%) WPF
21 29 (10.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 19 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.59%) IIS
3 10 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) Confluence
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 53 (18.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (17.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 46 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
4 44 (15.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (5.65%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.71%) BPCS
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.71%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.71%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.48%) Office 365
3 7 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.47%) SaaS
4 5 (1.77%) PaaS
5 4 (1.41%) IaaS
6 3 (1.06%) npm
7 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.54%) DHCP
1 27 (9.54%) DNS
2 24 (8.48%) TCP/IP
3 22 (7.77%) Internet
4 21 (7.42%) LAN
5 20 (7.07%) WAN
6 13 (4.59%) HTTP
6 13 (4.59%) SMTP
6 13 (4.59%) SSL
7 12 (4.24%) AMQP
7 12 (4.24%) Firewall
7 12 (4.24%) Wireless
8 10 (3.53%) WLAN
9 9 (3.18%) 802.11
9 9 (3.18%) DPNSS
9 9 (3.18%) IPsec
9 9 (3.18%) MPLS
9 9 (3.18%) QSIG
9 9 (3.18%) SNMP
9 9 (3.18%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (25.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (6.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.95%) Power BI
5 13 (4.59%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.18%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.77%) OLAP
9 5 (1.77%) OLTP
9 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (3.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.41%) webpack
4 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.06%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) Bower
5 2 (0.71%) JSUnit
5 2 (0.71%) NuGet
5 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.71%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.35%) Appium
6 1 (0.35%) Babel
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
General
1 87 (30.74%) Finance
2 30 (10.60%) Advertising
3 21 (7.42%) Retail
4 10 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.47%) Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (19.43%) Developer
2 50 (17.67%) Analyst
3 30 (10.60%) Support Analyst
4 26 (9.19%) .NET Developer
5 24 (8.48%) Technical Support
6 23 (8.13%) Desktop Support
6 23 (8.13%) Support Engineer
7 22 (7.77%) Software Engineer
8 20 (7.07%) IT Support
9 19 (6.71%) C# Software Engineer
10 18 (6.36%) Architect
10 18 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (6.36%) Technical Analyst
10 18 (6.36%) Technical Support Analyst
11 17 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (5.30%) Applications Developer
12 15 (5.30%) Support Technician
13 14 (4.95%) Applications Support
14 11 (3.89%) Consultant
14 11 (3.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (26.15%) .NET
2 34 (12.01%) ASP.NET
3 30 (10.60%) WPF
4 27 (9.54%) XML
5 26 (9.19%) WCF
6 25 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (8.48%) HTML
8 20 (7.07%) SOAP
9 19 (6.71%) CSS
10 17 (6.01%) AngularJS
10 17 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (5.65%) JSON
12 15 (5.30%) EDI
12 15 (5.30%) RESTful
13 14 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 14 (4.95%) jQuery
14 13 (4.59%) .NET Framework
14 13 (4.59%) HTML5
15 10 (3.53%) CSS3
16 9 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.78%) Computer Science
2 26 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.47%) Social Network
7 6 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.77%) iPhone
9 4 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.41%) PMI
9 4 (1.41%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Clustering
10 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.35%) CCTV
11 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (39.93%) Windows
2 60 (21.20%) Windows Server
3 35 (12.37%) Windows 10
4 29 (10.25%) Windows 8
5 25 (8.83%) Windows 7
6 20 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.24%) Linux
9 7 (2.47%) Unix
10 6 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.77%) Android
12 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.49%) Mathematics
2 41 (14.49%) OO
3 33 (11.66%) MVC
4 32 (11.31%) Process Improvement
4 32 (11.31%) Software Engineering
5 31 (10.95%) TDD
6 30 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (9.19%) ITIL
8 24 (8.48%) Scrum
9 23 (8.13%) OOD
10 22 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.71%) Change Management
12 16 (5.65%) Microservices
12 16 (5.65%) Web Application Development
13 15 (5.30%) Business Analysis
14 14 (4.95%) Dependency Injection
15 13 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (4.24%) ETL
16 12 (4.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (36.75%) SQL
2 88 (31.10%) C#
3 29 (10.25%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.13%) T-SQL
5 20 (7.07%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.53%) TypeScript
6 10 (3.53%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.12%) Python
8 4 (1.41%) C
8 4 (1.41%) VB
9 2 (0.71%) VBScript
10 1 (0.35%) ES6
10 1 (0.35%) Java
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.35%) VBA
10 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 44 (15.55%) Degree
2 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (7.42%) MCSA
4 16 (5.65%) MCSE
5 8 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.47%) CCNA
7 6 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.12%) MCP
8 4 (1.41%) ISEB
8 4 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.41%) MCITP
8 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.06%) ACCA
9 3 (1.06%) CIMA
9 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.06%) PMP
9 3 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.71%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.71%) SLA
2 11 (3.89%) QA
3 4 (1.41%) GDPR
4 3 (1.06%) COBIT
4 3 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (17.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 11 (3.89%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (3.18%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.71%) vSphere
6 2 (0.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) Docker
7 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.12%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (14.49%) VMware
2 29 (10.25%) Cisco
3 14 (4.95%) HP
4 13 (4.59%) Oracle
5 9 (3.18%) Aruba
5 9 (3.18%) Blue Coat
5 9 (3.18%) CheckPoint
5 9 (3.18%) ProCurve
5 9 (3.18%) Riverbed
5 9 (3.18%) SAP
6 8 (2.83%) Citrix
7 6 (2.12%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.12%) Sophos
8 5 (1.77%) Epicor
8 5 (1.77%) Infor
8 5 (1.77%) Sage
9 3 (1.06%) Apple
9 3 (1.06%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.06%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.06%) WatchGuard