Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,109 4,490 5,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.30% 16.80% 17.73%
As % of the Vendors category 44.02% 40.28% 39.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,408 3,793 4,811
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 9,334 11,148 14,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.57% 41.70% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7,255 8,806 11,106
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 £77,500 £72,500 £67,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 -1 1,300 £45,000 -5.26% 342
Hampshire 0 1,014 £45,000 +10.43% 202
Surrey +4 900 £44,000 +3.53% 195
Berkshire -1 744 £50,000 - 159
West Sussex +6 387 £45,000 -5.26% 46
Buckinghamshire 0 339 £45,000 +5.88% 96
East Sussex +21 250 £40,000 -11.11% 46
Oxfordshire +11 222 £42,240 -6.13% 87
Kent +4 191 £37,500 -6.25% 77
Sussex - 8 £32,363 -
Middlesex -7 5 £30,000 -45.70% 2
Home Counties -1 1 £65,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 1,532 (37.28%) Windows
2 1,399 (34.05%) Azure
3 1,249 (30.40%) SQL Server
4 1,090 (26.53%) SQL
5 1,086 (26.43%) C#
6 1,037 (25.24%) .NET
7 963 (23.44%) Active Directory
8 881 (21.44%) Office 365
9 872 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
10 659 (16.04%) Windows Server
11 655 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
12 636 (15.48%) JavaScript
13 621 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
14 606 (14.75%) VMware
15 566 (13.77%) Finance
16 527 (12.83%) ITIL
17 518 (12.61%) Degree
18 466 (11.34%) ASP.NET
19 447 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 437 (10.64%) Windows 10
21 416 (10.12%) DevOps
22 407 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
23 395 (9.61%) HTML
24 387 (9.42%) PowerShell
25 384 (9.35%) MVC
26 381 (9.27%) AWS
27 368 (8.96%) AngularJS
28 347 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
29 346 (8.42%) .NET Framework
30 343 (8.35%) DNS

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
1 333 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 323 (7.86%) MS Exchange
3 214 (5.21%) IIS
4 90 (2.19%) Skype for Business
5 80 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (1.31%) Confluence
8 32 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (0.66%) Apache
9 27 (0.66%) CMS
10 25 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.32%) SAS
12 13 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.22%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.19%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.15%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.15%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 655 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
2 347 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 150 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 111 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 47 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.39%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.17%) Adobe XD
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.12%) Sketch
11 4 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.097%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.097%) InVision
12 1 (0.024%) InDesign
12 1 (0.024%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.024%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.024%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 200 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.24%) GoldMine
7 8 (0.19%) assyst
7 8 (0.19%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.12%) SAP MDG
9 4 (0.097%) Exchequer
9 4 (0.097%) Line 50
9 4 (0.097%) Pegasus Opera
9 4 (0.097%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.073%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.073%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.073%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.049%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,399 (34.05%) Azure
2 881 (21.44%) Office 365
3 381 (9.27%) AWS
4 260 (6.33%) SaaS
5 210 (5.11%) Power Platform
6 163 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
7 152 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 138 (3.36%) PaaS
9 135 (3.29%) IaaS
10 64 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (1.46%) OneDrive
12 52 (1.27%) GCP
13 42 (1.02%) Serverless
14 38 (0.92%) GitHub
15 35 (0.85%) PowerApps
16 29 (0.71%) Azure Functions
16 29 (0.71%) Slack
17 19 (0.46%) Google Analytics
18 18 (0.44%) Akamai
19 14 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 343 (8.35%) DNS
2 338 (8.23%) Firewall
3 302 (7.35%) DHCP
4 225 (5.48%) TCP/IP
5 223 (5.43%) WAN
6 212 (5.16%) LAN
7 190 (4.62%) VPN
8 113 (2.75%) SAN
9 109 (2.65%) Skype
10 100 (2.43%) Internet
11 92 (2.24%) VoIP
12 89 (2.17%) VLAN
12 89 (2.17%) Wireless
13 64 (1.56%) Network Security
14 46 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
15 43 (1.05%) NAS
16 39 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (0.95%) Intranet
16 39 (0.95%) Unified Communications
17 38 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,249 (30.40%) SQL Server
2 214 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 210 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 176 (4.28%) Power BI
5 135 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 118 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
7 93 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 91 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 76 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 67 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 64 (1.56%) MySQL
12 51 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
13 48 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
14 41 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 38 (0.92%) Big Data
16 32 (0.78%) Data Lake
17 30 (0.73%) NoSQL
18 29 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 29 (0.71%) Oracle Database
19 27 (0.66%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 278 (6.77%) Visual Studio
2 256 (6.23%) Git (software)
3 177 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 113 (2.75%) Selenium
5 109 (2.65%) JIRA
6 74 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 59 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 57 (1.39%) WebDriver
9 56 (1.36%) Jenkins
10 48 (1.17%) TeamCity
11 42 (1.02%) SpecFlow
12 37 (0.90%) WiX
13 30 (0.73%) Subversion
14 27 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 21 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.49%) Postman
18 17 (0.41%) Cucumber
19 16 (0.39%) Fiddler
20 15 (0.37%) gulp
General
1 566 (13.77%) Finance
2 156 (3.80%) Retail
3 114 (2.77%) Public Sector
4 103 (2.51%) Legal
5 98 (2.39%) Marketing
6 97 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 70 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 46 (1.12%) Automotive
9 41 (1.00%) Law
10 28 (0.68%) Games
11 23 (0.56%) Electronics
12 22 (0.54%) Back Office
13 21 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 20 (0.49%) Publishing
15 18 (0.44%) Banking
15 18 (0.44%) Local Government
16 16 (0.39%) Billing
17 13 (0.32%) Advertising
17 13 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 899 (21.88%) Developer
2 518 (12.61%) Analyst
3 374 (9.10%) Support Engineer
4 329 (8.01%) .NET Developer
5 299 (7.28%) Software Developer
6 266 (6.47%) Architect
7 264 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 243 (5.91%) C# Developer
9 240 (5.84%) IT Support
10 233 (5.67%) Consultant
11 188 (4.58%) IT Engineer
12 154 (3.75%) Support Analyst
13 148 (3.60%) Senior Developer
14 143 (3.48%) Administrator
15 138 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
16 128 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support
17 115 (2.80%) Software Engineer
18 114 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
19 112 (2.73%) Service Analyst
20 109 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,037 (25.24%) .NET
2 466 (11.34%) ASP.NET
3 395 (9.61%) HTML
4 368 (8.96%) AngularJS
5 346 (8.42%) .NET Framework
6 340 (8.27%) CSS
7 245 (5.96%) .NET Core
8 222 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 205 (4.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 199 (4.84%) Web Services
11 162 (3.94%) jQuery
12 132 (3.21%) React
13 130 (3.16%) HTML5
14 123 (2.99%) Entity Framework
15 120 (2.92%) XML
16 118 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 116 (2.82%) WCF
18 113 (2.75%) REST
18 113 (2.75%) RESTful
19 92 (2.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 326 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 216 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 211 (5.14%) Management Information System
5 121 (2.94%) User Experience
6 119 (2.90%) Clustering
7 111 (2.70%) Driving Licence
8 80 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
9 72 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 68 (1.65%) Public Cloud
11 64 (1.56%) Private Cloud
12 61 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 54 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 53 (1.29%) Mobile App
15 43 (1.05%) Replication
16 36 (0.88%) Tandem
17 34 (0.83%) Virtual Team
18 32 (0.78%) CMDB
19 30 (0.73%) Smartphone
20 25 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,532 (37.28%) Windows
2 659 (16.04%) Windows Server
3 437 (10.64%) Windows 10
4 337 (8.20%) Linux
5 259 (6.30%) Windows 7
6 256 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 168 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (2.00%) Unix
9 72 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 67 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 50 (1.22%) Android
12 46 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 41 (1.00%) Mac OS
13 41 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 29 (0.71%) Solaris
15 22 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
16 18 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.41%) VMS
18 15 (0.37%) CentOS
19 13 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 621 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
3 527 (12.83%) ITIL
4 416 (10.12%) DevOps
5 384 (9.35%) MVC
6 334 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 304 (7.40%) CRM
8 269 (6.55%) Scrum
9 256 (6.23%) Project Management
10 253 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
11 235 (5.72%) Computer Science
12 229 (5.57%) Mentoring
13 224 (5.45%) Test Automation
14 222 (5.40%) TDD
15 197 (4.79%) Migration
16 192 (4.67%) Information Security
17 189 (4.60%) Software Engineering
18 176 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 176 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
19 170 (4.14%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1,090 (26.53%) SQL
2 1,086 (26.43%) C#
3 636 (15.48%) JavaScript
4 387 (9.42%) PowerShell
5 235 (5.72%) T-SQL
6 150 (3.65%) Python
7 132 (3.21%) C
8 117 (2.85%) Java
9 86 (2.09%) C++
10 73 (1.78%) PHP
11 65 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 56 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 49 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 48 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 44 (1.07%) VB
16 31 (0.75%) Ruby
17 30 (0.73%) Perl
18 28 (0.68%) X++
19 24 (0.58%) Go
19 24 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 518 (12.61%) Degree
2 447 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 236 (5.74%) Security Cleared
4 207 (5.04%) MCSE
5 154 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 146 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 136 (3.31%) MCP
8 130 (3.16%) CCNA
9 120 (2.92%) MCSA
10 116 (2.82%) SC Cleared
11 57 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 55 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 54 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
14 48 (1.17%) CCNP
15 41 (1.00%) A+ Certification
16 24 (0.58%) ISEB
17 23 (0.56%) PMI Certification
18 22 (0.54%) CISSP
19 21 (0.51%) MCITP
19 21 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (7.03%) SLA
2 165 (4.02%) QA
3 67 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 64 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 22 (0.54%) GDPR
8 21 (0.51%) PMO
9 16 (0.39%) COBIT
9 16 (0.39%) NIST
10 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.17%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.15%) GAMP
12 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.12%) NCSC
14 3 (0.073%) GMP
14 3 (0.073%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.073%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 963 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 407 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 312 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 93 (2.26%) Docker
5 63 (1.53%) vSphere
6 60 (1.46%) Firmware
6 60 (1.46%) XenApp
7 56 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 56 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 27 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 27 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
12 19 (0.46%) NFS
13 14 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.22%) KVM
15 8 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 247 (6.01%) SCCM
2 116 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 75 (1.83%) WSUS
4 73 (1.78%) SCOM
5 69 (1.68%) Kubernetes
6 42 (1.02%) Ansible
7 38 (0.92%) Puppet
8 36 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 36 (0.88%) Terraform
9 22 (0.54%) Backup Exec
10 21 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 21 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (0.46%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
13 14 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (0.34%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.29%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 606 (14.75%) VMware
2 340 (8.27%) Cisco
3 251 (6.11%) Citrix
4 156 (3.80%) HP
5 137 (3.33%) Oracle
6 115 (2.80%) Google
7 102 (2.48%) ServiceNow
8 83 (2.02%) Dell
9 74 (1.80%) SAP
10 63 (1.53%) Apple
10 63 (1.53%) NetApp
11 62 (1.51%) IBM
12 57 (1.39%) EMC
13 52 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (1.19%) Veeam
15 48 (1.17%) Meraki
16 43 (1.05%) Juniper
16 43 (1.05%) Tableau
17 41 (1.00%) Splunk
18 39 (0.95%) Symantec