Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,572 5,037 5,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.41% 17.64% 18.47%
As % of the Vendors category 44.18% 41.43% 40.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,765 4,221 4,983
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 10,348 12,158 14,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.68% 42.57% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7,984 9,586 11,099
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -2 1,405 £45,000 -2.17% 403
Hampshire +1 1,180 £42,000 +1.82% 224
Surrey +4 987 £45,000 - 210
Berkshire -2 816 £50,000 - 198
West Sussex +5 467 £45,000 +2.27% 68
Buckinghamshire +1 342 £42,500 - 120
Oxfordshire +2 254 £45,000 - 85
East Sussex +21 239 £42,500 -5.56% 41
Kent +7 231 £40,000 +6.67% 74
Middlesex -14 6 £30,000 -41.46% 1
Isle of Wight -2 2 £35,000 -0.71%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 1,782 (38.98%) Windows
2 1,595 (34.89%) Azure
3 1,318 (28.83%) SQL Server
4 1,204 (26.33%) C#
5 1,120 (24.50%) .NET
6 1,098 (24.02%) Active Directory
7 1,091 (23.86%) SQL
8 998 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
9 989 (21.63%) Office 365
10 752 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
11 747 (16.34%) Windows Server
12 716 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
13 711 (15.55%) ITIL
14 663 (14.50%) VMware
15 646 (14.13%) Degree
16 615 (13.45%) Finance
17 593 (12.97%) JavaScript
18 510 (11.15%) Windows 10
19 507 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 481 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
21 469 (10.26%) ASP.NET
22 424 (9.27%) AWS
23 421 (9.21%) PowerShell
24 419 (9.16%) DevOps
25 412 (9.01%) Cisco
26 401 (8.77%) MS Exchange
27 397 (8.68%) SharePoint
28 389 (8.51%) MVC
29 381 (8.33%) Firewall
30 379 (8.29%) Linux

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
1 401 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 397 (8.68%) SharePoint
3 210 (4.59%) IIS
4 105 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 92 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 91 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 76 (1.66%) Confluence
8 46 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 40 (0.87%) CMS
10 34 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 32 (0.70%) Apache
12 28 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 24 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (0.39%) Apache Spark
14 18 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.15%) SAS
17 7 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 716 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 360 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 127 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 104 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.087%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.087%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.066%) Sketch
12 2 (0.044%) InDesign
12 2 (0.044%) Windchill
13 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.022%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 203 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 12 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.22%) GoldMine
8 6 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.087%) assyst
10 4 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.066%) Carpe Diem
11 3 (0.066%) JDE OneWorld
11 3 (0.066%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.066%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.066%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.066%) SAP MDG
11 3 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,595 (34.89%) Azure
2 989 (21.63%) Office 365
3 424 (9.27%) AWS
4 231 (5.05%) Power Platform
5 226 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
6 206 (4.51%) SaaS
7 164 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 161 (3.52%) IaaS
9 157 (3.43%) PaaS
10 79 (1.73%) GCP
11 75 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
12 64 (1.40%) OneDrive
13 53 (1.16%) Serverless
14 47 (1.03%) GitHub
15 43 (0.94%) PowerApps
16 41 (0.90%) Azure Functions
17 31 (0.68%) Slack
18 29 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
19 21 (0.46%) Microsoft Flow
20 17 (0.37%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 381 (8.33%) Firewall
2 358 (7.83%) DNS
3 316 (6.91%) DHCP
4 251 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 250 (5.47%) WAN
6 229 (5.01%) LAN
7 197 (4.31%) VPN
8 134 (2.93%) SAN
9 127 (2.78%) VoIP
10 111 (2.43%) Skype
11 101 (2.21%) Internet
12 96 (2.10%) Wireless
13 89 (1.95%) VLAN
14 77 (1.68%) Network Security
15 66 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
16 50 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
17 49 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
18 48 (1.05%) Intranet
19 43 (0.94%) Unified Communications
20 42 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,318 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 227 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 214 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 199 (4.35%) Power BI
5 124 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 107 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 92 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
8 83 (1.82%) MySQL
9 82 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 82 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 62 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 56 (1.22%) Big Data
12 50 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 48 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
14 47 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
15 42 (0.92%) NoSQL
16 37 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
17 34 (0.74%) MongoDB
18 29 (0.63%) Oracle Database
19 27 (0.59%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 313 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 300 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 196 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 152 (3.32%) Selenium
5 145 (3.17%) JIRA
6 131 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 86 (1.88%) Jenkins
8 73 (1.60%) SpecFlow
8 73 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 67 (1.47%) WebDriver
10 52 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 46 (1.01%) WiX
12 42 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (0.81%) Subversion
14 31 (0.68%) NUnit
15 26 (0.57%) Bitbucket
16 25 (0.55%) MSI
17 23 (0.50%) Fiddler
17 23 (0.50%) Postman
18 21 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 615 (13.45%) Finance
2 174 (3.81%) Retail
3 114 (2.49%) Public Sector
4 110 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 95 (2.08%) Legal
5 95 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 84 (1.84%) Marketing
7 51 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 41 (0.90%) Law
9 37 (0.81%) Automotive
10 36 (0.79%) Back Office
11 30 (0.66%) Banking
12 27 (0.59%) Electronics
13 22 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.48%) Local Government
14 18 (0.39%) Advertising
15 14 (0.31%) Billing
15 14 (0.31%) Military
15 14 (0.31%) Publishing
16 13 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 964 (21.08%) Developer
2 658 (14.39%) Analyst
3 409 (8.95%) Support Engineer
4 382 (8.36%) .NET Developer
5 313 (6.85%) Architect
6 282 (6.17%) Software Developer
7 277 (6.06%) Consultant
8 265 (5.80%) IT Support
9 261 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 254 (5.56%) C# Developer
11 204 (4.46%) IT Engineer
12 175 (3.83%) Support Analyst
13 173 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
14 169 (3.70%) Senior Developer
15 165 (3.61%) Service Analyst
16 161 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
17 155 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
18 144 (3.15%) Administrator
19 137 (3.00%) IT Analyst
20 119 (2.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,120 (24.50%) .NET
2 469 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 375 (8.20%) HTML
4 369 (8.07%) AngularJS
5 301 (6.58%) CSS
6 299 (6.54%) .NET Framework
7 259 (5.66%) Web Services
8 237 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 205 (4.48%) .NET Core
10 201 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 175 (3.83%) jQuery
12 169 (3.70%) WCF
13 151 (3.30%) XML
14 138 (3.02%) RESTful
15 135 (2.95%) React
16 131 (2.87%) HTML5
16 131 (2.87%) REST
17 111 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 93 (2.03%) Entity Framework
19 87 (1.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 361 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 260 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
3 242 (5.29%) Data Centre
4 207 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 106 (2.32%) User Experience
6 105 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 98 (2.14%) Clustering
8 87 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 85 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
10 69 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 58 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 57 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 56 (1.22%) Replication
14 50 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 44 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 43 (0.94%) iPad
17 35 (0.77%) Smartphone
18 33 (0.72%) Blackberry
18 33 (0.72%) Private Cloud
19 32 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,782 (38.98%) Windows
2 747 (16.34%) Windows Server
3 510 (11.15%) Windows 10
4 379 (8.29%) Linux
5 334 (7.31%) Windows 7
6 325 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 219 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (2.38%) Unix
9 83 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 74 (1.62%) Windows 8
11 68 (1.49%) Android
12 38 (0.83%) Solaris
13 36 (0.79%) Windows XP
14 30 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.59%) Ubuntu
16 27 (0.59%) VMS
17 21 (0.46%) CentOS
18 18 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 998 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 752 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
3 711 (15.55%) ITIL
4 419 (9.16%) DevOps
5 389 (8.51%) MVC
6 351 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 308 (6.74%) CRM
8 288 (6.30%) Test Automation
9 282 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
10 276 (6.04%) Scrum
11 271 (5.93%) Project Management
12 261 (5.71%) Mentoring
13 245 (5.36%) Computer Science
14 234 (5.12%) TDD
15 218 (4.77%) Migration
16 211 (4.62%) Software Engineering
17 193 (4.22%) SDLC
18 192 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
19 184 (4.02%) Service Management
20 179 (3.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,204 (26.33%) C#
2 1,091 (23.86%) SQL
3 593 (12.97%) JavaScript
4 421 (9.21%) PowerShell
5 253 (5.53%) T-SQL
6 188 (4.11%) Java
7 164 (3.59%) Python
8 133 (2.91%) C
9 95 (2.08%) C++
10 68 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 61 (1.33%) TypeScript
12 51 (1.12%) PHP
13 48 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 46 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 39 (0.85%) VB
16 31 (0.68%) Ruby
17 30 (0.66%) Perl
18 26 (0.57%) X++
19 22 (0.48%) PL/SQL
20 21 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 646 (14.13%) Degree
2 507 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 256 (5.60%) Security Cleared
4 238 (5.21%) MCSE
5 195 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 178 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 170 (3.72%) CCNA
8 146 (3.19%) MCP
9 130 (2.84%) SC Cleared
10 106 (2.32%) MCSA
11 74 (1.62%) DV Cleared
12 69 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 55 (1.20%) CCNP
14 54 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 52 (1.14%) A+ Certification
16 40 (0.87%) MCITP
17 38 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
18 34 (0.74%) AWS Certification
19 26 (0.57%) PMI Certification
20 23 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (6.67%) SLA
2 145 (3.17%) QA
3 68 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 61 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.07%) GDPR
6 44 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.57%) PMO
8 19 (0.42%) NIST
9 15 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.33%) NCSC
10 13 (0.28%) GAMP
11 12 (0.26%) COBIT
12 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.066%) BS7799
15 3 (0.066%) P3O
16 2 (0.044%) GAAP
16 2 (0.044%) GxP
16 2 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,098 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 481 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 353 (7.72%) Hyper-V
4 113 (2.47%) Docker
5 71 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 71 (1.55%) vSphere
6 62 (1.36%) Firmware
7 57 (1.25%) XenApp
8 53 (1.16%) XenDesktop
9 41 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 27 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (0.44%) NFS
14 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.17%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.17%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.15%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 233 (5.10%) SCCM
2 139 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 84 (1.84%) SCOM
4 63 (1.38%) Kubernetes
5 61 (1.33%) Ansible
6 59 (1.29%) WSUS
7 58 (1.27%) Puppet
8 47 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
9 39 (0.85%) Terraform
10 30 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
10 30 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 30 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
11 28 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 25 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
13 24 (0.52%) IBM BigFix
14 22 (0.48%) SCVMM
15 17 (0.37%) Backup Exec
15 17 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
16 15 (0.33%) AirWatch
17 14 (0.31%) Kibana
Vendors
1 663 (14.50%) VMware
2 412 (9.01%) Cisco
3 362 (7.92%) Citrix
4 189 (4.13%) HP
5 167 (3.65%) Oracle
6 129 (2.82%) SAP
6 129 (2.82%) ServiceNow
7 121 (2.65%) Dell
8 118 (2.58%) Google
9 83 (1.82%) IBM
10 72 (1.57%) NetApp
11 67 (1.47%) Veeam
12 57 (1.25%) Meraki
13 55 (1.20%) EMC
14 54 (1.18%) Apple
15 47 (1.03%) Aruba
15 47 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
16 45 (0.98%) SolarWinds
17 43 (0.94%) Tableau
18 42 (0.92%) Splunk