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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2850 3755 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.09% 19.27% 19.34%
As % of the Vendors category 40.62% 38.48% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2455 3254 3492
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7016 9759 11066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 46.99% 50.07% 50.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5732 8153 8685
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -2 702 £40,000 +6.66% 87
Surrey -1 580 £40,000 -4.76% 56
Berkshire -3 535 £47,500 +11.76% 59
Buckinghamshire +5 287 £35,000 -12.50% 40
Oxfordshire -3 242 £40,000 - 40
West Sussex +5 194 £40,000 - 22
Kent -1 156 £37,500 +7.14% 22
East Sussex +6 125 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Middlesex -3 11 £53,500 +1.90% 2
Isle of Wight - 5 £32,500 -
Sussex +1 3 £32,500 -48.00% 1
M4 Corridor 0 2 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2274 (39.44%) Windows
2 1964 (34.06%) SQL Server
3 1892 (32.81%) .NET
4 1804 (31.29%) C#
5 1788 (31.01%) SQL
6 1468 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
7 1319 (22.88%) Active Directory
8 1111 (19.27%) ASP.NET
9 1051 (18.23%) Windows Server
10 970 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
11 966 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
12 948 (16.44%) Finance
13 896 (15.54%) JavaScript
14 835 (14.48%) MVC
15 804 (13.94%) VMware
16 794 (13.77%) HTML
17 774 (13.42%) Degree
18 733 (12.71%) CSS
19 615 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 612 (10.61%) Office 365
21 597 (10.35%) MS Exchange
21 597 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
22 591 (10.25%) ITIL
23 557 (9.66%) Cisco
24 552 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
25 542 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
26 534 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
27 530 (9.19%) Web Services
28 517 (8.97%) TDD
29 509 (8.83%) Hyper-V

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
1 597 (10.35%) MS Exchange
2 421 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 301 (5.22%) IIS
4 201 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 177 (3.07%) Skype for Business
6 175 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 146 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
8 120 (2.08%) CMS
9 113 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
10 79 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 68 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 55 (0.95%) Apache
13 45 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 43 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
15 34 (0.59%) Tomcat
16 33 (0.57%) WordPress
17 32 (0.55%) SAS
18 28 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
19 25 (0.43%) Drupal
20 22 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 966 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
2 414 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 201 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 136 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 131 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.36%) SPSS Modeler
7 19 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.19%) FrameMaker
11 7 (0.12%) RoboHelp
12 5 (0.087%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.087%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.087%) SPSS
13 4 (0.069%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.052%) Siemens NX
15 2 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.035%) PTC Creo
15 2 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 204 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 12 (0.21%) Magento
7 9 (0.16%) Infor CRM
8 8 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 8 (0.14%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.10%) BPCS
10 6 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.10%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.087%) Cognos Controller
11 5 (0.087%) Infor CloudSuite
11 5 (0.087%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 970 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 612 (10.61%) Office 365
3 313 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 161 (2.79%) IaaS
5 154 (2.67%) PaaS
6 151 (2.62%) SaaS
7 41 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 22 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (0.31%) GitHub
11 18 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 16 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.17%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.14%) G Suite
15 7 (0.12%) Asana
16 6 (0.10%) Yammer
17 5 (0.087%) iPaaS
18 4 (0.069%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (0.069%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 414 (7.18%) Firewall
2 373 (6.47%) DNS
3 343 (5.95%) WAN
4 316 (5.48%) LAN
5 265 (4.60%) DHCP
6 249 (4.32%) SAN
7 232 (4.02%) TCP/IP
8 225 (3.90%) VPN
9 165 (2.86%) Network Security
10 164 (2.84%) Internet
11 140 (2.43%) VoIP
12 120 (2.08%) Wireless
13 119 (2.06%) Skype
14 100 (1.73%) VLAN
15 86 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
16 71 (1.23%) MPLS
17 65 (1.13%) LDAP
17 65 (1.13%) OSPF
18 63 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
19 57 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1964 (34.06%) SQL Server
2 390 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 375 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 306 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 221 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 207 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 170 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 162 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
9 159 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 149 (2.58%) Power BI
11 147 (2.55%) MySQL
12 103 (1.79%) MongoDB
13 97 (1.68%) Big Data
14 88 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 85 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
16 79 (1.37%) QlikView
17 72 (1.25%) NoSQL
18 65 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
19 61 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
20 50 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 444 (7.70%) Visual Studio
2 386 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 119 (2.06%) TeamCity
4 117 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 115 (1.99%) JIRA
6 111 (1.93%) NUnit
7 104 (1.80%) Selenium
8 57 (0.99%) Subversion
9 40 (0.69%) Jenkins
10 24 (0.42%) SpecFlow
10 24 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 24 (0.42%) WebDriver
11 23 (0.40%) MSBuild
12 22 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (0.35%) SoapUI
14 19 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (0.29%) JSUnit
16 16 (0.28%) HP UFT
16 16 (0.28%) MSTest
16 16 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 948 (16.44%) Finance
2 199 (3.45%) Retail
3 162 (2.81%) Advertising
4 153 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 132 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 109 (1.89%) Marketing
7 85 (1.47%) Legal
8 81 (1.40%) Banking
9 63 (1.09%) Back Office
10 46 (0.80%) Billing
11 36 (0.62%) German Language
12 27 (0.47%) Electronics
13 25 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 24 (0.42%) Automotive
15 23 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.31%) Law
17 16 (0.28%) French Language
18 13 (0.23%) Games
18 13 (0.23%) Publishing
19 12 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1651 (28.63%) Developer
2 1030 (17.86%) Analyst
3 778 (13.49%) .NET Developer
4 634 (11.00%) C# Developer
5 455 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 382 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 367 (6.36%) Support Analyst
8 344 (5.97%) IT Support
9 300 (5.20%) Consultant
10 277 (4.80%) Senior Developer
11 255 (4.42%) Software Developer
12 234 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
13 231 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 230 (3.99%) Administrator
15 220 (3.82%) IT Engineer
16 214 (3.71%) Architect
17 208 (3.61%) SQL Developer
18 180 (3.12%) Service Analyst
19 166 (2.88%) IT Analyst
20 162 (2.81%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1892 (32.81%) .NET
2 1111 (19.27%) ASP.NET
3 794 (13.77%) HTML
4 733 (12.71%) CSS
5 542 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 530 (9.19%) Web Services
7 419 (7.27%) AngularJS
8 409 (7.09%) .NET Framework
9 396 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 394 (6.83%) XML
11 358 (6.21%) jQuery
12 325 (5.64%) WCF
13 243 (4.21%) HTML5
14 219 (3.80%) WPF
15 208 (3.61%) REST
16 169 (2.93%) SOAP
17 168 (2.91%) Entity Framework
18 167 (2.90%) RESTful
19 166 (2.88%) KnockoutJS
20 143 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 429 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 361 (6.26%) Computer Science
3 169 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 149 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 144 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 134 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 127 (2.20%) Clustering
8 124 (2.15%) User Experience
9 113 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 88 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (0.76%) Blackberry
11 44 (0.76%) PKI
12 42 (0.73%) iPad
12 42 (0.73%) Replication
13 41 (0.71%) Life Science
14 40 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 37 (0.64%) Blog
16 36 (0.62%) Private Cloud
17 34 (0.59%) Client/Server
18 32 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2274 (39.44%) Windows
2 1051 (18.23%) Windows Server
3 615 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 552 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 436 (7.56%) Linux
6 429 (7.44%) Windows 7
7 255 (4.42%) Windows 10
8 205 (3.56%) Windows 8
9 142 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 134 (2.32%) Unix
11 123 (2.13%) Apple iOS
12 118 (2.05%) Windows XP
13 109 (1.89%) Android
14 73 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 54 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 48 (0.83%) CentOS
17 38 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 37 (0.64%) Solaris
19 30 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
20 16 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1468 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (14.48%) MVC
3 591 (10.25%) ITIL
4 517 (8.97%) TDD
5 418 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
6 414 (7.18%) Scrum
7 354 (6.14%) Software Engineering
8 343 (5.95%) OO
9 337 (5.84%) SDLC
10 335 (5.81%) Project Management
11 331 (5.74%) CRM
12 300 (5.20%) Web Development
13 256 (4.44%) Mentoring
14 221 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
15 217 (3.76%) DevOps
16 207 (3.59%) Migration
17 192 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
18 178 (3.09%) Software Testing
19 175 (3.04%) ETL
20 174 (3.02%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1804 (31.29%) C#
2 1788 (31.01%) SQL
3 896 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 409 (7.09%) T-SQL
5 371 (6.43%) PowerShell
6 230 (3.99%) Java
7 195 (3.38%) VB.NET
8 194 (3.36%) C++
9 161 (2.79%) Python
10 112 (1.94%) C
11 105 (1.82%) PHP
12 91 (1.58%) VB
13 70 (1.21%) Ruby
14 61 (1.06%) Perl
15 54 (0.94%) VBScript
16 52 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 50 (0.87%) F#
18 48 (0.83%) TypeScript
19 45 (0.78%) VBA
20 29 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 774 (13.42%) Degree
2 597 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 323 (5.60%) MCSE
4 225 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 211 (3.66%) Security Cleared
6 178 (3.09%) MCP
7 150 (2.60%) SC Cleared
8 148 (2.57%) MCSA
9 143 (2.48%) CCNA
10 118 (2.05%) ISEB
11 97 (1.68%) ISTQB
12 79 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 77 (1.34%) MCITP
14 74 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
15 69 (1.20%) CCNP
16 51 (0.88%) CISSP
17 47 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 44 (0.76%) CCSP
19 42 (0.73%) PMI Certification
20 38 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (5.83%) SLA
2 293 (5.08%) QA
3 66 (1.14%) PMO
4 53 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.12%) GAMP
10 5 (0.087%) COBIT
10 5 (0.087%) GPG13
10 5 (0.087%) ISO27002
11 4 (0.069%) ISO19770
12 3 (0.052%) HL7
12 3 (0.052%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.052%) IFRS
12 3 (0.052%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.052%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.035%) GCP
13 2 (0.035%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1319 (22.88%) Active Directory
2 534 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 509 (8.83%) Hyper-V
4 104 (1.80%) XenApp
5 78 (1.35%) vSphere
6 56 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
7 55 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (0.68%) VMware ESX
10 34 (0.59%) Docker
10 34 (0.59%) Firmware
10 34 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 33 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 30 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 27 (0.47%) ProxySG
14 25 (0.43%) VMware Server
15 23 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
16 22 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
17 21 (0.36%) ISA Server
18 18 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 251 (4.35%) SCCM
2 117 (2.03%) SCOM
3 85 (1.47%) WSUS
4 73 (1.27%) Puppet
5 50 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 50 (0.87%) Kibana
6 46 (0.80%) Backup Exec
7 45 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 30 (0.52%) vCenter Server
10 24 (0.42%) NetBackup
11 22 (0.38%) Nagios
11 22 (0.38%) SCSM
11 22 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (0.21%) Ansible
15 11 (0.19%) Control-M
15 11 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 804 (13.94%) VMware
2 557 (9.66%) Cisco
3 322 (5.58%) Oracle
4 310 (5.38%) Citrix
5 244 (4.23%) HP
6 113 (1.96%) SAP
7 111 (1.93%) F5
8 96 (1.66%) Dell
9 91 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 90 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 88 (1.53%) NetApp
12 82 (1.42%) Apple
13 80 (1.39%) Juniper
14 69 (1.20%) IBM
15 68 (1.18%) Tableau
16 65 (1.13%) Cognos
17 61 (1.06%) Google
18 55 (0.95%) Avaya
18 55 (0.95%) Palo Alto
19 54 (0.94%) EMC
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Sussex
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent company benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
EUROPA WORLDWIDE LTD.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-32,000
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-35k
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000-70,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 per annum + £7000 Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
IC Resources
Salary: Salary is negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
KV Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday