Period
to 21 May 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 May 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,389 5,389 5,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.86% 17.75% 19.31%
As % of the Vendors category 40.73% 40.56% 40.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,640 4,532 5,025
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £64,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 10,775 13,287 13,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.39% 43.75% 47.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8,543 10,493 11,297
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,150
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the South East over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the South East

Microsoft
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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
Thames Valley 0 1,551 £45,000 - 177
Hampshire 0 1,238 £45,000 +15.38% 80
Berkshire -1 922 £50,000 +1.48% 86
Surrey -1 878 £45,000 +5.88% 100
Buckinghamshire +2 411 £45,000 +20.00% 48
West Sussex -4 282 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Kent +8 232 £38,750 +3.33% 44
Oxfordshire -7 219 £40,000 -5.88% 43
East Sussex +4 155 £45,000 -9.09% 8
Middlesex +7 14 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Isle of Wight +3 5 £30,000 -27.27% 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,568 (35.73%) Windows
2 1,375 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,220 (27.80%) C#
4 1,193 (27.18%) SQL Server
5 1,184 (26.98%) SQL
6 1,180 (26.89%) .NET
7 1,124 (25.61%) Active Directory
8 1,084 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
9 887 (20.21%) Office 365
10 791 (18.02%) Microsoft Office
11 766 (17.45%) Windows Server
12 733 (16.70%) VMware
13 702 (15.99%) Degree
14 625 (14.24%) ITIL
15 606 (13.81%) ASP.NET
16 603 (13.74%) JavaScript
17 593 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
18 546 (12.44%) MVC
19 500 (11.39%) Finance
20 493 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
21 478 (10.89%) PowerShell
22 472 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
23 445 (10.14%) HTML
24 435 (9.91%) Hyper-V
25 420 (9.57%) Cisco
26 415 (9.46%) Windows 10
27 412 (9.39%) Firewall
28 386 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
29 374 (8.52%) CSS
30 373 (8.50%) Scrum

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 351 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 323 (7.36%) MS Exchange
3 284 (6.47%) IIS
4 122 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 102 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
6 97 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 90 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 52 (1.18%) Apache
9 40 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 38 (0.87%) Confluence
11 37 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 23 (0.52%) SAS
14 22 (0.50%) Apache Spark
15 21 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
16 19 (0.43%) CMS
16 19 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.41%) nginx
18 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
19 11 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 791 (18.02%) Microsoft Office
2 293 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 64 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.046%) Maple
9 2 (0.046%) SPSS
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.023%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.023%) InDesign
10 1 (0.023%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 142 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 21 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
6 20 (0.46%) Elite 3E
7 15 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.32%) Sage X3
9 11 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
9 11 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.21%) nopCommerce
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle Manufacturing
11 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.11%) SAP MDG
13 4 (0.091%) Shopify
13 4 (0.091%) SystmOne
14 3 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 3 (0.068%) SAP BPC
14 3 (0.068%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,375 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 887 (20.21%) Office 365
3 386 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
4 219 (4.99%) SaaS
5 207 (4.72%) IaaS
6 199 (4.53%) PaaS
7 181 (4.12%) Power Platform
8 130 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 109 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
10 92 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
11 73 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
12 59 (1.34%) Serverless
13 36 (0.82%) Azure Functions
14 34 (0.77%) OneDrive
15 27 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 21 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
16 21 (0.48%) Azure Stack
16 21 (0.48%) BPaaS
16 21 (0.48%) GitHub
16 21 (0.48%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 412 (9.39%) Firewall
2 369 (8.41%) DNS
3 285 (6.49%) DHCP
4 221 (5.04%) TCP/IP
5 215 (4.90%) WAN
6 207 (4.72%) VPN
7 198 (4.51%) LAN
8 141 (3.21%) Skype
9 135 (3.08%) Internet
10 125 (2.85%) VoIP
11 118 (2.69%) Network Security
12 105 (2.39%) VLAN
13 96 (2.19%) SAN
14 81 (1.85%) Wireless
15 61 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
16 57 (1.30%) MPLS
17 47 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (0.96%) IP Telephony
20 34 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,193 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 197 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 181 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (3.69%) Power BI
5 160 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 106 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 86 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 67 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 67 (1.53%) Big Data
9 67 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 65 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 60 (1.37%) NoSQL
12 59 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 57 (1.30%) MySQL
14 56 (1.28%) Data Lake
15 40 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
16 36 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 30 (0.68%) Oracle Database
18 29 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 331 (7.54%) Visual Studio
2 233 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 227 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 120 (2.73%) Selenium
5 114 (2.60%) JIRA
6 83 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 67 (1.53%) SpecFlow
8 61 (1.39%) Jenkins
9 54 (1.23%) NUnit
10 42 (0.96%) MSTest
10 42 (0.96%) TeamCity
11 38 (0.87%) Subversion
12 34 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 32 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
14 31 (0.71%) Bitbucket
15 30 (0.68%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 27 (0.62%) Moq
17 26 (0.59%) Ranorex
18 23 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (0.48%) Cucumber
General
1 500 (11.39%) Finance
2 116 (2.64%) Retail
3 83 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 76 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 73 (1.66%) Legal
6 65 (1.48%) Marketing
7 41 (0.93%) Games
8 40 (0.91%) Electronics
9 39 (0.89%) Back Office
10 37 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 37 (0.84%) Law
11 29 (0.66%) Billing
12 25 (0.57%) Advertising
13 23 (0.52%) Local Government
14 19 (0.43%) Banking
15 16 (0.36%) Automotive
16 15 (0.34%) Military
17 12 (0.27%) German Language
18 9 (0.21%) French Language
18 9 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 919 (20.94%) Developer
2 695 (15.84%) Analyst
3 404 (9.20%) .NET Developer
4 351 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 294 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 286 (6.52%) IT Support
7 268 (6.11%) C# Developer
8 267 (6.08%) Consultant
9 256 (5.83%) Architect
10 247 (5.63%) Software Developer
11 221 (5.04%) IT Engineer
12 209 (4.76%) Support Analyst
13 198 (4.51%) Senior Developer
14 159 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
15 144 (3.28%) Junior
16 140 (3.19%) Project Manager
17 139 (3.17%) Software Engineer
18 137 (3.12%) IT Analyst
19 135 (3.08%) Administrator
19 135 (3.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,180 (26.89%) .NET
2 606 (13.81%) ASP.NET
3 445 (10.14%) HTML
4 374 (8.52%) CSS
5 338 (7.70%) AngularJS
6 306 (6.97%) .NET Framework
7 304 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 278 (6.33%) Web Services
9 225 (5.13%) jQuery
10 215 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 205 (4.67%) XML
12 182 (4.15%) WCF
13 165 (3.76%) HTML5
14 148 (3.37%) .NET Core
15 136 (3.10%) Entity Framework
16 132 (3.01%) RESTful
17 123 (2.80%) JSON
18 111 (2.53%) REST
19 104 (2.37%) React
20 96 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 313 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 210 (4.78%) Data Centre
3 190 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 178 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 106 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 95 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 92 (2.10%) Driving Licence
9 75 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 73 (1.66%) User Experience
11 58 (1.32%) Clustering
12 51 (1.16%) Fintech
12 51 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 47 (1.07%) PKI
14 44 (1.00%) Replication
14 44 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
15 39 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 34 (0.77%) CESG
17 30 (0.68%) PMI
18 28 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,568 (35.73%) Windows
2 766 (17.45%) Windows Server
3 415 (9.46%) Windows 10
4 353 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 349 (7.95%) Linux
6 347 (7.91%) Windows 7
7 271 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 125 (2.85%) Windows 8
9 119 (2.71%) Android
10 82 (1.87%) Unix
11 69 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 52 (1.18%) Windows XP
13 50 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 31 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 31 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (0.57%) CentOS
15 25 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,084 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (14.24%) ITIL
3 593 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
4 546 (12.44%) MVC
5 373 (8.50%) Scrum
6 344 (7.84%) Computer Science
7 335 (7.63%) DevOps
8 334 (7.61%) Project Management
9 324 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 300 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
10 300 (6.84%) Software Engineering
11 279 (6.36%) Test Automation
12 276 (6.29%) TDD
13 240 (5.47%) CRM
14 233 (5.31%) Migration
15 213 (4.85%) Unit Testing
16 211 (4.81%) Analytics
17 207 (4.72%) Mentoring
18 198 (4.51%) Presales
18 198 (4.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,220 (27.80%) C#
2 1,184 (26.98%) SQL
3 603 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 478 (10.89%) PowerShell
5 245 (5.58%) T-SQL
6 218 (4.97%) Python
7 216 (4.92%) Java
8 165 (3.76%) C++
9 134 (3.05%) C
10 52 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 50 (1.14%) R
11 50 (1.14%) TypeScript
12 48 (1.09%) VBA
13 47 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 45 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 45 (1.03%) Ruby
15 41 (0.93%) VB
16 35 (0.80%) PHP
17 27 (0.62%) Shell Script
18 24 (0.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 702 (15.99%) Degree
2 472 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 325 (7.40%) MCSE
4 307 (6.99%) Security Cleared
5 201 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 195 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 167 (3.80%) MCSA
8 152 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
9 99 (2.26%) DV Cleared
10 78 (1.78%) CCNA
11 71 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 71 (1.62%) MCITP
12 68 (1.55%) MCP
13 53 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 48 (1.09%) CISSP
15 44 (1.00%) A+ Certification
16 41 (0.93%) CCNP
17 39 (0.89%) ISTQB
18 34 (0.77%) PMI Certification
19 29 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (5.67%) SLA
2 183 (4.17%) QA
3 110 (2.51%) GDPR
4 76 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (1.69%) PMO
6 42 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 40 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 33 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 31 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.48%) GAMP
11 17 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.25%) COBIT
13 11 (0.25%) P3O
14 10 (0.23%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.21%) HL7
16 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
17 7 (0.16%) ISO 31000
17 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,124 (25.61%) Active Directory
2 493 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 435 (9.91%) Hyper-V
4 114 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (2.44%) vSphere
6 77 (1.75%) Docker
7 75 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
8 71 (1.62%) XenApp
9 32 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 26 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.57%) Firmware
12 21 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 19 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (0.41%) VMware NSX
15 17 (0.39%) Terminal Server
16 15 (0.34%) vCloud
17 14 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
19 11 (0.25%) ISA Server
19 11 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 261 (5.95%) SCCM
2 75 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 73 (1.66%) SCOM
4 66 (1.50%) vCenter Server
5 61 (1.39%) Ansible
6 59 (1.34%) Kubernetes
7 57 (1.30%) Terraform
8 55 (1.25%) Puppet
9 54 (1.23%) SCVMM
10 51 (1.16%) WSUS
11 42 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (0.62%) Backup Exec
12 27 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
13 24 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (0.55%) Kibana
14 20 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
15 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
16 18 (0.41%) Nagios
16 18 (0.41%) NetBackup
17 15 (0.34%) DameWare
Vendors
1 733 (16.70%) VMware
2 420 (9.57%) Cisco
3 311 (7.09%) Citrix
4 220 (5.01%) Oracle
5 144 (3.28%) HP
6 125 (2.85%) Google
7 86 (1.96%) SAP
8 65 (1.48%) Veeam
9 64 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 53 (1.21%) Dell
10 53 (1.21%) Mitel
11 52 (1.18%) Aruba
11 52 (1.18%) IBM
12 51 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
13 47 (1.07%) Tableau
14 45 (1.03%) F5
15 43 (0.98%) Apple
16 42 (0.96%) Atlassian
16 42 (0.96%) NetApp
17 38 (0.87%) Red Hat