Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,562 5,824 7,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.61% 19.30% 18.80%
As % of the Vendors category 39.16% 40.41% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,684 5,193 6,681
South East median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 14,203 14,411 19,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 44.97% 47.76% 50.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11,206 11,728 16,315
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,400
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 0 2,113 £43,500 +5.45% 361
Hampshire -3 1,373 £37,500 -6.25% 200
Surrey -1 1,213 £42,500 +6.25% 144
Berkshire +1 1,123 £47,500 +5.56% 173
Buckinghamshire -4 542 £37,500 - 88
Oxfordshire -7 457 £42,500 +6.25% 100
West Sussex -2 331 £42,500 +4.29% 56
Kent 0 247 £40,500 +1.25% 99
East Sussex -18 192 £47,500 +5.56% 41
Middlesex +1 25 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Sussex -8 16 £32,500 - 1
M4 Corridor -5 2 - -
Isle of Wight -6 1 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 2,071 (37.23%) Windows
2 1,812 (32.58%) SQL Server
3 1,700 (30.56%) SQL
4 1,606 (28.87%) C#
5 1,594 (28.66%) .NET
6 1,277 (22.96%) Active Directory
7 1,175 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1,035 (18.61%) Windows Server
9 1,030 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
10 981 (17.64%) Microsoft Office
11 902 (16.22%) JavaScript
12 864 (15.53%) VMware
13 820 (14.74%) ASP.NET
14 756 (13.59%) Office 365
15 745 (13.39%) MVC
16 720 (12.94%) ITIL
17 712 (12.80%) Finance
18 697 (12.53%) HTML
19 657 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
20 633 (11.38%) Degree
21 590 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
22 582 (10.46%) CSS
23 552 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
24 536 (9.64%) MS Exchange
25 498 (8.95%) Hyper-V
26 492 (8.85%) Cisco
27 484 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
28 452 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
29 449 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
30 441 (7.93%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 536 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 400 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 296 (5.32%) IIS
4 232 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 199 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 92 (1.65%) Apache
7 89 (1.60%) CMS
8 82 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
9 76 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
10 75 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 75 (1.35%) Skype for Business
11 55 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 55 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 48 (0.86%) Tomcat
13 43 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 40 (0.72%) Umbraco
14 40 (0.72%) WebSphere
15 38 (0.68%) Confluence
16 32 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
17 31 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 981 (17.64%) Microsoft Office
2 452 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 168 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 125 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 73 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.11%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.090%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.054%) InDesign
13 2 (0.036%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.036%) Maya
13 2 (0.036%) Revit
13 2 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 304 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 159 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 129 (2.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.22%) Elite 3E
6 11 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.18%) Sage X3
8 9 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 8 (0.14%) assyst
9 8 (0.14%) BPCS
9 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 8 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.090%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.090%) Sage 500
11 4 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.072%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.072%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 4 (0.072%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.054%) ResourceLink
12 3 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,030 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 756 (13.59%) Office 365
3 307 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 227 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
5 149 (2.68%) SaaS
6 132 (2.37%) IaaS
7 102 (1.83%) PaaS
8 72 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 65 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 40 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
11 37 (0.67%) Bluemix
12 36 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
13 28 (0.50%) Google Analytics
14 25 (0.45%) GitHub
15 22 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
16 19 (0.34%) Mimecast
17 17 (0.31%) AdWords
17 17 (0.31%) Serverless
17 17 (0.31%) Slack
18 16 (0.29%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 404 (7.26%) Firewall
2 332 (5.97%) DNS
3 292 (5.25%) WAN
4 283 (5.09%) DHCP
5 281 (5.05%) LAN
6 223 (4.01%) TCP/IP
7 178 (3.20%) SAN
8 137 (2.46%) VPN
9 120 (2.16%) VoIP
10 117 (2.10%) Network Security
11 115 (2.07%) Wireless
12 90 (1.62%) Internet
13 85 (1.53%) Skype
14 67 (1.20%) VLAN
15 66 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
16 58 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
17 43 (0.77%) MPLS
18 41 (0.74%) Intranet
19 40 (0.72%) NetScaler
20 39 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,812 (32.58%) SQL Server
2 346 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 334 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 204 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 190 (3.42%) Power BI
6 175 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 169 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 160 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 135 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
10 114 (2.05%) Relational Database
11 108 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 104 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
13 103 (1.85%) MySQL
14 76 (1.37%) NoSQL
15 71 (1.28%) Big Data
16 62 (1.11%) QlikView
17 60 (1.08%) MS Access
18 59 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
19 52 (0.93%) MongoDB
19 52 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 280 (5.03%) Visual Studio
2 266 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 228 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 102 (1.83%) JIRA
5 61 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 59 (1.06%) Selenium
7 58 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
8 50 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 50 (0.90%) TeamCity
9 41 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 36 (0.65%) Subversion
11 30 (0.54%) NUnit
12 26 (0.47%) SoapUI
13 23 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 22 (0.40%) SpecFlow
15 20 (0.36%) gulp
16 19 (0.34%) MSBuild
17 15 (0.27%) WebDriver
18 11 (0.20%) Cucumber
18 11 (0.20%) Fiddler
General
1 712 (12.80%) Finance
2 422 (7.59%) Advertising
3 302 (5.43%) Retail
4 147 (2.64%) Marketing
5 132 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 99 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 94 (1.69%) Publishing
8 82 (1.47%) Legal
9 64 (1.15%) German Language
10 62 (1.11%) French Language
11 58 (1.04%) Back Office
12 38 (0.68%) Banking
13 37 (0.67%) Games
14 31 (0.56%) Italian Language
15 30 (0.54%) Spanish Language
16 29 (0.52%) Law
17 25 (0.45%) Billing
18 19 (0.34%) Automotive
19 17 (0.31%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,331 (23.93%) Developer
2 890 (16.00%) Analyst
3 638 (11.47%) .NET Developer
4 465 (8.36%) Consultant
5 460 (8.27%) C# Developer
6 401 (7.21%) Support Analyst
7 388 (6.98%) Support Engineer
8 366 (6.58%) Architect
9 338 (6.08%) IT Support
10 292 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 277 (4.98%) Senior Developer
12 257 (4.62%) Software Developer
13 213 (3.83%) IT Analyst
14 206 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
15 187 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 186 (3.34%) Administrator
17 172 (3.09%) IT Engineer
18 166 (2.98%) C# Software Developer
19 160 (2.88%) Project Manager
20 152 (2.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,594 (28.66%) .NET
2 820 (14.74%) ASP.NET
3 697 (12.53%) HTML
4 582 (10.46%) CSS
5 441 (7.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 392 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 370 (6.65%) Web Services
8 362 (6.51%) AngularJS
9 354 (6.36%) .NET Framework
10 333 (5.99%) WCF
11 298 (5.36%) jQuery
12 234 (4.21%) XML
13 224 (4.03%) WPF
14 217 (3.90%) RESTful
15 201 (3.61%) HTML5
16 158 (2.84%) REST
17 138 (2.48%) JSON
18 134 (2.41%) Ajax
19 130 (2.34%) Middleware
19 130 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 449 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 254 (4.57%) Computer Science
3 250 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 230 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 161 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 130 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 125 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 100 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 95 (1.71%) Clustering
10 60 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 60 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 59 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 48 (0.86%) Replication
12 48 (0.86%) User Experience
13 47 (0.85%) iPhone
14 38 (0.68%) Fintech
15 37 (0.67%) Fat Client
15 37 (0.67%) Thin Client
16 35 (0.63%) Virtual Team
17 34 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,071 (37.23%) Windows
2 1,035 (18.61%) Windows Server
3 484 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 437 (7.86%) Linux
5 374 (6.72%) Windows 7
6 354 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 311 (5.59%) Windows 10
8 198 (3.56%) Windows 8
9 147 (2.64%) Unix
10 92 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 90 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 75 (1.35%) Android
13 59 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 56 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 53 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.50%) CentOS
17 22 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.32%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.20%) VMS
20 8 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,175 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (13.39%) MVC
3 720 (12.94%) ITIL
4 657 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
5 396 (7.12%) CRM
6 391 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
7 383 (6.89%) TDD
8 379 (6.81%) Scrum
9 331 (5.95%) Project Management
10 317 (5.70%) OO
11 314 (5.65%) Software Engineering
12 303 (5.45%) Test Automation
13 262 (4.71%) SDLC
14 246 (4.42%) Mentoring
15 238 (4.28%) Migration
16 219 (3.94%) BDD
17 218 (3.92%) Web Development
18 210 (3.78%) DevOps
19 198 (3.56%) Unit Testing
20 194 (3.49%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,700 (30.56%) SQL
2 1,606 (28.87%) C#
3 902 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 385 (6.92%) T-SQL
5 345 (6.20%) PowerShell
6 208 (3.74%) Java
7 156 (2.80%) VB.NET
8 155 (2.79%) Python
9 134 (2.41%) C
10 117 (2.10%) C++
11 96 (1.73%) Ruby
12 85 (1.53%) VB
13 71 (1.28%) PHP
14 69 (1.24%) TypeScript
15 65 (1.17%) Perl
16 61 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 61 (1.10%) VBA
17 43 (0.77%) X++
18 31 (0.56%) Shell Script
19 30 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 633 (11.38%) Degree
2 590 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 261 (4.69%) MCSE
4 201 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 174 (3.13%) MCSA
6 162 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 141 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 139 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 129 (2.32%) CCNA
10 112 (2.01%) MCP
11 90 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 61 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 56 (1.01%) DBS Check
14 55 (0.99%) CCNP
14 55 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 52 (0.93%) ISEB
16 46 (0.83%) MCITP
16 46 (0.83%) MCTS
17 44 (0.79%) A+ Certification
18 41 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (5.09%) SLA
2 199 (3.58%) QA
3 71 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (1.06%) PMO
5 54 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.61%) GDPR
8 21 (0.38%) GAMP
9 8 (0.14%) GCP
9 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.090%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.072%) P3O
14 3 (0.054%) COBIT
14 3 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.054%) EFQM
14 3 (0.054%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.036%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,277 (22.96%) Active Directory
2 552 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 498 (8.95%) Hyper-V
4 115 (2.07%) vSphere
5 101 (1.82%) XenApp
6 95 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 76 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
8 62 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 56 (1.01%) Docker
10 38 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 36 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 27 (0.49%) Terminal Services
14 24 (0.43%) NFS
15 21 (0.38%) vCloud
16 20 (0.36%) VMware NSX
17 19 (0.34%) VirtualBox
17 19 (0.34%) XenServer
18 14 (0.25%) DFS Replication
18 14 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 270 (4.85%) SCCM
2 113 (2.03%) SCOM
3 94 (1.69%) Puppet
4 67 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 56 (1.01%) WSUS
6 55 (0.99%) vCenter Server
7 43 (0.77%) Kibana
7 43 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 36 (0.65%) Ansible
8 36 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 36 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 34 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 33 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
12 19 (0.34%) SCOrch
13 18 (0.32%) Packer
14 17 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 17 (0.31%) OPNET
14 17 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 16 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 864 (15.53%) VMware
2 492 (8.85%) Cisco
3 384 (6.90%) Oracle
4 351 (6.31%) Citrix
5 212 (3.81%) HP
6 158 (2.84%) SAP
7 152 (2.73%) Google
8 124 (2.23%) Apple
9 117 (2.10%) Capita
10 103 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 100 (1.80%) IBM
12 92 (1.65%) SolarWinds
13 90 (1.62%) Tableau
14 89 (1.60%) Dell
15 78 (1.40%) Symantec
16 75 (1.35%) NetApp
17 74 (1.33%) Juniper
18 64 (1.15%) Veeam
19 47 (0.85%) F5
20 43 (0.77%) ServiceNow