The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the M4 Corridor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 / M4 Corridor
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor 17.95% 14.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 33.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £69,000 £58,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.96% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the M4 Corridor.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
M4 Corridor
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the M4 Corridor 17.95% 42.86% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Median salary £69,000 £65,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% +15.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the M4 Corridor

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the M4 Corridor

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in the M4 Corridor.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 M4 Corridor region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (87.50%) C
1 7 (87.50%) C++
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Blog
1 7 (87.50%) Wireshark
1 7 (87.50%) Reverse Engineering
1 7 (87.50%) WinDbg
1 7 (87.50%) tcpdump
1 7 (87.50%) Regular Expression
1 7 (87.50%) Technical Analysis
1 7 (87.50%) Malware Analysis
1 7 (87.50%) Burp Suite
1 7 (87.50%) Malware Reverse Engineering
1 7 (87.50%) OllyDbg
1 7 (87.50%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (87.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 5 (62.50%) OSINT
2 5 (62.50%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Time Management
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) SMTP
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the M4 Corridor 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:

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) tcpdump
1 7 (87.50%) Wireshark
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) SMTP
2 5 (62.50%) SSL
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Burp Suite
1 7 (87.50%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (87.50%) OllyDbg
1 7 (87.50%) WinDbg
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Malware Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Malware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Malware Researcher
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Regular Expression
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Blog
1 7 (87.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Malware Analysis
1 7 (87.50%) Malware Reverse Engineering
1 7 (87.50%) Reverse Engineering
1 7 (87.50%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) OSINT
2 5 (62.50%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Business Development
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Generation
4 1 (12.50%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) PHP
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Forcepoint