Period
to 21 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,924 1,376 4,399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 16.77% 16.69% 17.05%
As % of the Vendors category 44.14% 41.48% 41.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,109 1,115 3,590
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £34,000 £35,525 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 6,624 3,317 10,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.99% 40.23% 41.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4,449 2,600 8,291
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 1,024 £50,000 - 275
Hampshire -4 764 £50,000 +11.11% 149
Surrey +8 548 £45,000 -14.29% 105
Berkshire -2 512 £55,000 +10.00% 129
Buckinghamshire 0 378 £43,500 -10.31% 94
West Sussex +6 284 £45,000 -14.29% 40
Kent -1 139 £40,000 - 83
Oxfordshire 0 134 £45,000 -5.26% 52
East Sussex -25 125 £45,000 - 18
Sussex -4 11 £60,000 +14.29%
Home Counties - 3 £52,500 -
Middlesex +9 1 £50,000 -18.70% 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 1,352 (46.24%) Azure
2 883 (30.20%) Windows
3 867 (29.65%) Social Skills
4 836 (28.59%) Microsoft 365
5 740 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
6 730 (24.97%) Active Directory
7 692 (23.67%) SQL Server
8 683 (23.36%) SQL
9 599 (20.49%) .NET
10 579 (19.80%) C#
11 527 (18.02%) DevOps
12 460 (15.73%) VMware
13 449 (15.36%) Windows Server
14 437 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
15 388 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
16 385 (13.17%) JavaScript
17 381 (13.03%) Finance
18 372 (12.72%) AWS
19 368 (12.59%) ITIL
20 349 (11.94%) Firewall
21 316 (10.81%) SharePoint
22 307 (10.50%) Degree
23 301 (10.29%) PowerShell
24 297 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
25 287 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
26 282 (9.64%) Project Management
27 269 (9.20%) ASP.NET
28 266 (9.10%) Windows 10
29 263 (8.99%) Linux
30 256 (8.76%) Power Platform

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
1 316 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 204 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 76 (2.60%) IIS
4 71 (2.43%) CMS
5 46 (1.57%) Umbraco
6 44 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.79%) Confluence
10 18 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 16 (0.55%) WordPress
12 15 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.48%) JBoss
14 13 (0.44%) Skype for Business
15 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.34%) Kentico
17 8 (0.27%) Apache
17 8 (0.27%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.24%) EPiServer
18 7 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 437 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 236 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 42 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.31%) FrameMaker
7 8 (0.27%) InVision
8 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.14%) Figma
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.068%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.068%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.034%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.034%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 53 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.99%) Maximo
4 22 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.38%) Sage 200
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
10 4 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
10 4 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 4 (0.14%) Infor CRM
10 4 (0.14%) OPENHousing
10 4 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,352 (46.24%) Azure
2 836 (28.59%) Microsoft 365
3 372 (12.72%) AWS
4 256 (8.76%) Power Platform
5 227 (7.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 186 (6.36%) PaaS
7 165 (5.64%) IaaS
8 151 (5.16%) SaaS
9 130 (4.45%) Dynamics 365
10 98 (3.35%) Azure Service Bus
11 87 (2.98%) PowerApps
12 75 (2.56%) Power Automate
13 66 (2.26%) Serverless
14 62 (2.12%) OneDrive
15 45 (1.54%) Azure Logic Apps
16 44 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
17 43 (1.47%) GCP
18 41 (1.40%) GitHub
19 36 (1.23%) Azure Functions
20 32 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 349 (11.94%) Firewall
2 220 (7.52%) DNS
3 190 (6.50%) VPN
4 188 (6.43%) DHCP
5 152 (5.20%) WAN
6 125 (4.27%) LAN
7 117 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 89 (3.04%) VLAN
9 87 (2.98%) SAN
10 68 (2.33%) Network Security
11 47 (1.61%) Wireless
12 44 (1.50%) Internet
13 40 (1.37%) VoIP
14 37 (1.27%) Unified Communications
15 36 (1.23%) NAS
16 35 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
17 32 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
17 32 (1.09%) HTTP
18 30 (1.03%) iSCSI
19 28 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 692 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 174 (5.95%) Power BI
3 136 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 119 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 118 (4.04%) Relational Database
6 82 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 54 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 48 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 47 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 40 (1.37%) Tableau
11 39 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 38 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
13 33 (1.13%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.09%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (0.92%) MS Access
17 26 (0.89%) Big Data
17 26 (0.89%) MySQL
18 23 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 152 (5.20%) Git (software)
2 119 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 94 (3.21%) JIRA
4 67 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 57 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 44 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 44 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 43 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (1.37%) Selenium
9 21 (0.72%) NUnit
10 16 (0.55%) SpecFlow
11 15 (0.51%) WebDriver
12 14 (0.48%) Appium
13 13 (0.44%) Cypress.io
13 13 (0.44%) gulp
13 13 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 13 (0.44%) webpack
14 12 (0.41%) Grunt
15 10 (0.34%) ERwin
15 10 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 867 (29.65%) Social Skills
2 381 (13.03%) Finance
3 233 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (5.54%) Organisational Skills
5 111 (3.80%) Retail
6 89 (3.04%) Marketing
7 85 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
8 80 (2.74%) Telecoms
9 78 (2.67%) Public Sector
10 74 (2.53%) Legal
11 58 (1.98%) Law
12 57 (1.95%) Digital Economy
13 53 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 47 (1.61%) Electronics
15 41 (1.40%) Manufacturing
16 35 (1.20%) Advertising
17 34 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 33 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
19 27 (0.92%) German Language
20 26 (0.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 517 (17.68%) Developer
2 408 (13.95%) Analyst
3 243 (8.31%) Architect
4 211 (7.22%) Consultant
5 203 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 184 (6.29%) Software Developer
7 182 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 175 (5.98%) .NET Developer
9 137 (4.69%) Support Analyst
10 131 (4.48%) C# Developer
11 123 (4.21%) IT Support
12 117 (4.00%) IT Engineer
13 109 (3.73%) Service Analyst
14 100 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
15 93 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
15 93 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
16 85 (2.91%) Administrator
17 84 (2.87%) Lead Developer
18 81 (2.77%) Senior Developer
19 78 (2.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (20.49%) .NET
2 269 (9.20%) ASP.NET
3 206 (7.05%) AngularJS
4 199 (6.81%) HTML
5 196 (6.70%) .NET Core
6 180 (6.16%) React
7 175 (5.98%) CSS
8 143 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 118 (4.04%) .NET Framework
10 104 (3.56%) jQuery
11 88 (3.01%) REST
11 88 (3.01%) Web Services
12 87 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 74 (2.53%) Vue.js
14 73 (2.50%) HTML5
15 70 (2.39%) XML
16 65 (2.22%) ASP.NET Core
17 63 (2.15%) RESTful
18 59 (2.02%) SOAP
19 49 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 245 (8.38%) Self-Motivation
2 192 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 137 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 118 (4.04%) Public Cloud
5 82 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 69 (2.36%) Cloud Native
7 60 (2.05%) User Experience
8 56 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 52 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 50 (1.71%) PKI
11 39 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 34 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
12 34 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
13 33 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 33 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 28 (0.96%) Clustering
15 22 (0.75%) Life Science
15 22 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 883 (30.20%) Windows
2 449 (15.36%) Windows Server
3 266 (9.10%) Windows 10
4 263 (8.99%) Linux
5 164 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (4.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 102 (3.49%) Windows Server 2019
8 67 (2.29%) Android
9 59 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 45 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 37 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.96%) Unix
14 22 (0.75%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.65%) VMS
16 15 (0.51%) Solaris
17 12 (0.41%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (18.02%) DevOps
3 388 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
4 368 (12.59%) ITIL
5 282 (9.64%) Project Management
6 220 (7.52%) Analytics
7 214 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 213 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
9 206 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
10 197 (6.74%) MVC
11 176 (6.02%) Scrum
12 171 (5.85%) Mentoring
13 156 (5.34%) Migration
14 155 (5.30%) Computer Science
15 148 (5.06%) Time Management
16 146 (4.99%) Information Security
17 141 (4.82%) Test Automation
18 140 (4.79%) Presales
19 132 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
20 130 (4.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 683 (23.36%) SQL
2 579 (19.80%) C#
3 385 (13.17%) JavaScript
4 301 (10.29%) PowerShell
5 168 (5.75%) T-SQL
6 119 (4.07%) Python
7 85 (2.91%) Java
8 57 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 37 (1.27%) C++
10 33 (1.13%) C
11 27 (0.92%) TypeScript
12 22 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 20 (0.68%) Scala
14 19 (0.65%) Perl
14 19 (0.65%) R
15 18 (0.62%) Ruby
16 17 (0.58%) VBA
17 16 (0.55%) X++
18 15 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 15 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 307 (10.50%) Degree
2 287 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 180 (6.16%) Security Cleared
4 128 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 90 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (3.08%) MCSE
6 65 (2.22%) CCNA
7 56 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 49 (1.68%) MCP
9 42 (1.44%) MCSA
10 31 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (1.03%) CISSP
12 29 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 22 (0.75%) CCA
13 22 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (0.68%) CCNP
15 18 (0.62%) CISM
16 17 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (0.51%) CISA
17 15 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (6.74%) SLA
2 109 (3.73%) QA
3 105 (3.59%) GDPR
4 68 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (1.13%) Accessibility
7 30 (1.03%) NIST
8 16 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.44%) PMO
11 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.14%) NCSC
14 3 (0.10%) BS25999
14 3 (0.10%) GRC
14 3 (0.10%) HAZOP
14 3 (0.10%) HL7
14 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.10%) SOC 2
System Software
1 730 (24.97%) Active Directory
2 297 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (6.91%) Hyper-V
4 88 (3.01%) Docker
5 71 (2.43%) vSphere
6 49 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (0.96%) XenApp
10 25 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 17 (0.58%) RHEV
14 16 (0.55%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.41%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.27%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.27%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.24%) Firmware
18 5 (0.17%) BitLocker
19 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 208 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 187 (6.40%) SCCM
3 129 (4.41%) Kubernetes
4 101 (3.45%) Terraform
5 66 (2.26%) Ansible
6 45 (1.54%) WSUS
7 43 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
8 36 (1.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 24 (0.82%) vCenter Server
10 23 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
11 21 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (0.62%) Puppet
13 13 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (0.44%) vRealize
14 12 (0.41%) Grafana
15 11 (0.38%) SCOM
16 10 (0.34%) FortiGate
16 10 (0.34%) Packer
17 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
18 8 (0.27%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 460 (15.73%) VMware
2 224 (7.66%) Cisco
3 165 (5.64%) Citrix
4 157 (5.37%) Oracle
5 120 (4.10%) Google
6 95 (3.25%) Apple
7 86 (2.94%) Adobe
8 75 (2.56%) Meraki
9 62 (2.12%) SAP
10 56 (1.92%) Veeam
11 51 (1.74%) ServiceNow
12 48 (1.64%) IBM
13 45 (1.54%) Dell
13 45 (1.54%) Red Hat
14 39 (1.33%) Databricks
15 36 (1.23%) NetApp
16 34 (1.16%) HP
17 31 (1.06%) Palo Alto
18 28 (0.96%) Splunk
19 27 (0.92%) Gemalto