Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,103 5,627 6,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.84% 18.37% 17.76%
As % of the Vendors category 41.81% 40.67% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4,312 4,910 5,348
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%

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 12,204 13,837 16,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 42.67% 45.18% 46.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9,703 10,982 13,300
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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
Thames Valley +2 2,074 £45,000 +5.88% 345
Hampshire 0 1,279 £42,500 +13.33% 193
Berkshire +3 1,242 £50,000 +11.11% 157
Surrey +1 1,006 £45,000 -5.26% 108
Buckinghamshire +3 503 £41,500 +3.75% 119
West Sussex +3 351 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Oxfordshire -8 331 £45,000 +5.88% 70
Kent -2 184 £37,500 -1.96% 65
East Sussex -12 165 £45,000 +4.05% 41
Middlesex -4 14 £42,500 -15.00% 2
M4 Corridor +2 3 £62,500 -9.42%
Home Counties +2 2 £42,500 -10.53%
Sussex +3 1 - -
Isle of Wight -12 1 £35,250 +41.00% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,750 (34.29%) Windows
2 1,503 (29.45%) SQL Server
3 1,490 (29.20%) SQL
4 1,486 (29.12%) .NET
5 1,475 (28.90%) C#
6 1,310 (25.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,288 (25.24%) Active Directory
8 1,270 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
9 883 (17.30%) Windows Server
10 876 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
11 867 (16.99%) Office 365
12 779 (15.27%) JavaScript
13 755 (14.80%) Finance
14 750 (14.70%) ASP.NET
15 684 (13.40%) Degree
16 653 (12.80%) VMware
17 632 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
18 622 (12.19%) MVC
19 615 (12.05%) ITIL
20 553 (10.84%) HTML
21 501 (9.82%) Scrum
22 494 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
23 482 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
24 468 (9.17%) Web Services
25 462 (9.05%) CSS
26 436 (8.54%) Linux
27 428 (8.39%) Project Management
28 420 (8.23%) Visual Studio
29 410 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
30 406 (7.96%) AngularJS

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
1 383 (7.51%) SharePoint
2 366 (7.17%) MS Exchange
3 299 (5.86%) IIS
4 128 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 102 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 99 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 92 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 80 (1.57%) Confluence
9 74 (1.45%) CMS
10 72 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 66 (1.29%) Apache
12 45 (0.88%) JBoss
13 35 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
14 32 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 29 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
16 27 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.43%) Umbraco
18 20 (0.39%) Apache Spark
19 19 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 876 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
2 410 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 142 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 103 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 90 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.18%) FrameMaker
9 5 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.078%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.059%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.020%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.020%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.020%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 170 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 82 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.16%) assyst
7 7 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.078%) BPCS
10 4 (0.078%) SAP GRC
10 4 (0.078%) Scribe Insight
11 3 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.059%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.059%) Lawson
11 3 (0.059%) Maximo
11 3 (0.059%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.039%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,310 (25.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 867 (16.99%) Office 365
3 386 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
4 246 (4.82%) SaaS
5 209 (4.10%) PaaS
6 162 (3.17%) IaaS
7 138 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
8 124 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
9 121 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 79 (1.55%) Serverless
11 64 (1.25%) GitHub
12 42 (0.82%) Azure Functions
13 38 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 36 (0.71%) Amazon S3
15 33 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
16 32 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
17 31 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
17 31 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
17 31 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
18 30 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 404 (7.92%) Firewall
2 327 (6.41%) DNS
3 281 (5.51%) DHCP
4 270 (5.29%) WAN
5 269 (5.27%) LAN
6 212 (4.15%) TCP/IP
7 153 (3.00%) Internet
8 152 (2.98%) VPN
9 125 (2.45%) Network Security
10 120 (2.35%) Skype
11 115 (2.25%) SAN
12 99 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
13 91 (1.78%) VoIP
13 91 (1.78%) Wireless
14 72 (1.41%) VLAN
15 61 (1.20%) Intranet
16 55 (1.08%) WLAN
17 48 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
18 43 (0.84%) MPLS
19 35 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,503 (29.45%) SQL Server
2 345 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 319 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 194 (3.80%) Power BI
5 192 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 187 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 184 (3.61%) Relational Database
8 143 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 122 (2.39%) MySQL
10 108 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 90 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 89 (1.74%) Big Data
13 83 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 81 (1.59%) NoSQL
15 70 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
16 65 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
17 60 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
17 60 (1.18%) Oracle Database
18 57 (1.12%) Data Lake
19 47 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 420 (8.23%) Visual Studio
2 251 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 239 (4.68%) Git (software)
4 194 (3.80%) JIRA
5 107 (2.10%) Selenium
6 92 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 83 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 81 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 71 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 68 (1.33%) NUnit
11 59 (1.16%) Subversion
12 58 (1.14%) MSTest
12 58 (1.14%) Ranorex
13 56 (1.10%) Moq
14 51 (1.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 47 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 39 (0.76%) webpack
17 38 (0.74%) SpecFlow
18 35 (0.69%) Bitbucket
19 32 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 755 (14.80%) Finance
2 226 (4.43%) Advertising
3 194 (3.80%) Retail
4 125 (2.45%) Marketing
5 103 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 89 (1.74%) Legal
7 67 (1.31%) Back Office
8 66 (1.29%) French Language
9 58 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 55 (1.08%) Banking
11 41 (0.80%) German Language
12 39 (0.76%) Spanish Language
13 38 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (0.71%) Automotive
15 31 (0.61%) Italian Language
16 30 (0.59%) Electronics
16 30 (0.59%) Games
17 25 (0.49%) Billing
17 25 (0.49%) Publishing
18 14 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,208 (23.67%) Developer
2 759 (14.87%) Analyst
3 488 (9.56%) .NET Developer
4 385 (7.54%) C# Developer
5 356 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 338 (6.62%) Architect
7 320 (6.27%) Support Analyst
8 319 (6.25%) Consultant
9 277 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 246 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 241 (4.72%) IT Support
12 230 (4.51%) Software Developer
13 227 (4.45%) Senior Developer
14 198 (3.88%) Software Engineer
15 196 (3.84%) Project Manager
16 191 (3.74%) Administrator
17 190 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
18 185 (3.63%) ASP.NET Developer
19 171 (3.35%) IT Engineer
20 166 (3.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,486 (29.12%) .NET
2 750 (14.70%) ASP.NET
3 553 (10.84%) HTML
4 468 (9.17%) Web Services
5 462 (9.05%) CSS
6 406 (7.96%) AngularJS
7 331 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 309 (6.06%) .NET Framework
9 297 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 241 (4.72%) XML
11 240 (4.70%) WCF
12 206 (4.04%) jQuery
13 176 (3.45%) REST
14 169 (3.31%) HTML5
15 147 (2.88%) RESTful
16 115 (2.25%) Entity Framework
17 110 (2.16%) React
18 107 (2.10%) SOAP
19 104 (2.04%) WPF
20 94 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 368 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
3 239 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 199 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 191 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 153 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
7 95 (1.86%) Private Cloud
8 94 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 93 (1.82%) Driving Licence
10 89 (1.74%) User Experience
11 83 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 83 (1.63%) PKI
12 68 (1.33%) Clustering
13 62 (1.21%) Fintech
13 62 (1.21%) Social Media
14 53 (1.04%) Public Cloud
15 50 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
16 46 (0.90%) Replication
17 45 (0.88%) FMCG
18 42 (0.82%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,750 (34.29%) Windows
2 883 (17.30%) Windows Server
3 436 (8.54%) Linux
4 392 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 390 (7.64%) Windows 10
6 363 (7.11%) Windows 7
7 344 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 172 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 99 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 94 (1.84%) Unix
11 82 (1.61%) Android
12 56 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 53 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (1.00%) CentOS
14 51 (1.00%) Windows XP
15 26 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.27%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.24%) Solaris
19 11 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,270 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
3 622 (12.19%) MVC
4 615 (12.05%) ITIL
5 501 (9.82%) Scrum
6 428 (8.39%) Project Management
7 373 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
8 363 (7.11%) Software Engineering
9 350 (6.86%) CRM
10 309 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 301 (5.90%) TDD
12 297 (5.82%) DevOps
12 297 (5.82%) SDLC
13 285 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 278 (5.45%) OO
15 271 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
16 250 (4.90%) Mentoring
17 228 (4.47%) Migration
18 223 (4.37%) Incident Management
18 223 (4.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,490 (29.20%) SQL
2 1,475 (28.90%) C#
3 779 (15.27%) JavaScript
4 376 (7.37%) T-SQL
5 348 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 294 (5.76%) Java
7 175 (3.43%) Python
8 149 (2.92%) C
9 112 (2.19%) VB.NET
10 109 (2.14%) C++
11 67 (1.31%) TypeScript
12 66 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 52 (1.02%) PHP
13 52 (1.02%) Ruby
14 48 (0.94%) VB
15 47 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 40 (0.78%) Perl
17 39 (0.76%) VBScript
18 38 (0.74%) Go
19 37 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 684 (13.40%) Degree
2 482 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 277 (5.43%) MCSE
4 270 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 199 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 172 (3.37%) MCSA
7 135 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 108 (2.12%) MCP
9 91 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
10 76 (1.49%) CCNA
11 64 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 59 (1.16%) A+ Certification
13 56 (1.10%) MCITP
14 53 (1.04%) CISSP
15 48 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
16 44 (0.86%) DV Cleared
17 42 (0.82%) PMI Certification
18 38 (0.74%) ISTQB
19 36 (0.71%) ISEB
20 35 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.74%) QA
2 212 (4.15%) SLA
3 81 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 61 (1.20%) PMO
5 53 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (0.96%) GDPR
7 22 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.16%) GAMP
9 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.12%) WAI
12 5 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.078%) COBIT
13 4 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.078%) P3O
14 3 (0.059%) FedRAMP
14 3 (0.059%) GAAP
14 3 (0.059%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,288 (25.24%) Active Directory
2 494 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 370 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 106 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (1.84%) vSphere
6 88 (1.72%) Docker
7 63 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 60 (1.18%) XenApp
9 57 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 44 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (0.53%) Firmware
12 27 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.37%) XenServer
14 17 (0.33%) VirtualBox
15 13 (0.25%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.24%) KVM
17 11 (0.22%) Terminal Server
18 7 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 299 (5.86%) SCCM
2 132 (2.59%) SCOM
3 70 (1.37%) Ansible
4 66 (1.29%) Puppet
5 56 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 43 (0.84%) Terraform
6 43 (0.84%) vCenter Server
7 42 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (0.71%) Kubernetes
8 36 (0.71%) WSUS
9 32 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
10 30 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 23 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
12 21 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 18 (0.35%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.31%) NetBackup
14 16 (0.31%) SCVMM
15 15 (0.29%) Kibana
16 13 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 653 (12.80%) VMware
2 307 (6.02%) Oracle
3 282 (5.53%) Citrix
4 258 (5.06%) Cisco
5 160 (3.14%) SAP
6 139 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 122 (2.39%) HP
8 113 (2.21%) Google
9 80 (1.57%) Apple
10 76 (1.49%) BMC
11 75 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 69 (1.35%) Tableau
13 66 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 63 (1.23%) Dell
15 59 (1.16%) Sitecore
16 54 (1.06%) SolarWinds
17 47 (0.92%) IBM
18 44 (0.86%) Symantec
19 40 (0.78%) Juniper
20 38 (0.74%) Sophos