Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,618 4,574 5,020
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.79% 18.37% 17.61%
As % of the Vendors category 46.07% 44.46% 41.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 3,963 4,407
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 3,512 10,288 11,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.62% 41.31% 42.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,725 7,929 9,477
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +1 522 £50,000 +6.38% 150
Hampshire -2 404 £47,500 +15.15% 114
Berkshire -3 275 £55,000 +10.00% 79
Surrey -7 233 £50,500 +12.22% 60
West Sussex -2 185 £58,000 +28.89% 26
East Sussex +5 183 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Buckinghamshire +2 147 £50,000 +11.11% 41
Oxfordshire +4 118 £47,500 +5.56% 30
Kent 0 66 £35,000 -17.65% 38
Middlesex +9 4 £56,250 +87.50%
Sussex - 2 £53,750 - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £50,001 -
Home Counties - 2 £48,750 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 818 (50.56%) Azure
2 598 (36.96%) Windows
3 442 (27.32%) Active Directory
4 419 (25.90%) SQL
5 414 (25.59%) Office 365
6 407 (25.15%) C#
7 397 (24.54%) .NET
8 353 (21.82%) SQL Server
9 330 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
10 320 (19.78%) VMware
11 291 (17.99%) DevOps
12 279 (17.24%) Windows Server
13 222 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 211 (13.04%) JavaScript
15 199 (12.30%) Degree
16 193 (11.93%) ITIL
17 186 (11.50%) ASP.NET
18 185 (11.43%) Finance
19 172 (10.63%) PowerShell
19 172 (10.63%) Windows 10
20 171 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 169 (10.44%) DNS
22 167 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
23 162 (10.01%) SharePoint
24 161 (9.95%) Cisco
25 157 (9.70%) Security Cleared
25 157 (9.70%) Hyper-V
26 155 (9.58%) MS Exchange
27 150 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
28 145 (8.96%) AWS

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
1 162 (10.01%) SharePoint
2 155 (9.58%) MS Exchange
3 54 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (2.84%) Skype for Business
5 38 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.73%) CMS
7 22 (1.36%) IIS
8 20 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (0.80%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.74%) EPiServer
11 11 (0.68%) Confluence
11 11 (0.68%) Headless CMS
12 9 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.49%) Kentico
14 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.31%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.25%) DNN
Applications
1 167 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.062%) Figma
7 1 (0.062%) InVision
7 1 (0.062%) Marvel
7 1 (0.062%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.062%) Simulink
7 1 (0.062%) Sketch
7 1 (0.062%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 60 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.062%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.062%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.062%) Magento
5 1 (0.062%) Maximo
5 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.062%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.062%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 818 (50.56%) Azure
2 414 (25.59%) Office 365
3 145 (8.96%) AWS
4 113 (6.98%) Power Platform
5 97 (6.00%) IaaS
6 90 (5.56%) SaaS
7 87 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 81 (5.01%) PaaS
9 59 (3.65%) Dynamics 365
10 51 (3.15%) OneDrive
11 39 (2.41%) Serverless
12 35 (2.16%) Azure Functions
13 26 (1.61%) PowerApps
14 25 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
15 20 (1.24%) Logic Apps
16 17 (1.05%) Power Automate
17 16 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (0.99%) GCP
18 11 (0.68%) BPaaS
19 10 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 169 (10.44%) DNS
2 130 (8.03%) Firewall
3 113 (6.98%) DHCP
4 88 (5.44%) SAN
5 79 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 62 (3.83%) Skype
7 50 (3.09%) VPN
8 48 (2.97%) WAN
9 47 (2.90%) VoIP
10 36 (2.22%) LAN
11 30 (1.85%) Internet
12 26 (1.61%) VLAN
13 23 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
14 20 (1.24%) Network Security
14 20 (1.24%) Unified Communications
15 19 (1.17%) NAS
15 19 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (1.11%) Wireless
17 16 (0.99%) VSAN
18 14 (0.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.75%) Power BI
3 58 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
3 58 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 57 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (2.60%) Big Data
6 41 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 40 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (2.29%) Data Lake
9 35 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.30%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
13 16 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.93%) Tableau
15 14 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 105 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 44 (2.72%) Visual Studio
3 34 (2.10%) SpecFlow
4 29 (1.79%) Selenium
5 25 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 24 (1.48%) NUnit
7 23 (1.42%) JIRA
8 19 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 16 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.80%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.62%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.56%) Moq
12 9 (0.56%) MSTest
12 9 (0.56%) Subversion
13 6 (0.37%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.37%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.37%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.31%) Postman
General
1 185 (11.43%) Finance
2 65 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 48 (2.97%) Marketing
4 36 (2.22%) Public Sector
5 35 (2.16%) Digital Economy
6 30 (1.85%) Legal
7 25 (1.55%) Military
8 24 (1.48%) Retail
9 22 (1.36%) Games
9 22 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.11%) Banking
11 16 (0.99%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.99%) Electronics
12 15 (0.93%) Law
13 13 (0.80%) French Language
14 12 (0.74%) Back Office
15 9 (0.56%) Advertising
16 8 (0.49%) Local Government
17 7 (0.43%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 337 (20.83%) Developer
2 200 (12.36%) Analyst
3 123 (7.60%) .NET Developer
4 120 (7.42%) C# Developer
5 116 (7.17%) Architect
6 114 (7.05%) Senior Developer
7 110 (6.80%) Support Engineer
8 101 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 85 (5.25%) Software Developer
10 69 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 63 (3.89%) IT Support
12 58 (3.58%) Consultant
13 57 (3.52%) Azure Engineer
14 56 (3.46%) IT Engineer
14 56 (3.46%) Support Analyst
15 51 (3.15%) Azure Developer
16 50 (3.09%) Service Analyst
17 49 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
18 47 (2.90%) Senior Software Developer
19 46 (2.84%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (24.54%) .NET
2 186 (11.50%) ASP.NET
3 117 (7.23%) .NET Core
4 95 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 89 (5.50%) .NET Framework
5 89 (5.50%) HTML
6 76 (4.70%) CSS
6 76 (4.70%) Entity Framework
7 61 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 60 (3.71%) React
9 56 (3.46%) jQuery
10 51 (3.15%) AngularJS
11 47 (2.90%) RESTful
12 46 (2.84%) Web Services
13 42 (2.60%) REST
14 36 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (2.04%) NHibernate
16 30 (1.85%) JSON
17 27 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 23 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 82 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.51%) Public Cloud
4 63 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 36 (2.22%) Private Cloud
8 36 (2.22%) User Experience
9 35 (2.16%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.42%) Clustering
12 20 (1.24%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.99%) Replication
14 13 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.68%) EPoS
16 10 (0.62%) CMDB
16 10 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 598 (36.96%) Windows
2 279 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 172 (10.63%) Windows 10
4 137 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (7.79%) Linux
6 114 (7.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 73 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (3.58%) Windows 7
9 54 (3.34%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.93%) Android
11 15 (0.93%) CentOS
12 14 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.62%) Unix
15 9 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.56%) Solaris
16 4 (0.25%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (17.99%) DevOps
3 193 (11.93%) ITIL
4 150 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
5 132 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 117 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
7 111 (6.86%) CRM
8 104 (6.43%) MVC
8 104 (6.43%) Project Management
9 102 (6.30%) Migration
10 94 (5.81%) Project Delivery
11 83 (5.13%) Computer Science
12 82 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 77 (4.76%) Scrum
14 72 (4.45%) Presales
15 70 (4.33%) Test Automation
16 69 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 68 (4.20%) TDD
18 66 (4.08%) Time Management
19 65 (4.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 419 (25.90%) SQL
2 407 (25.15%) C#
3 211 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 172 (10.63%) PowerShell
5 78 (4.82%) Python
6 55 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 52 (3.21%) TypeScript
8 40 (2.47%) Java
9 33 (2.04%) C
10 21 (1.30%) C++
11 17 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.93%) VB
14 9 (0.56%) Perl
15 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.43%) PHP
17 6 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.37%) ES6
17 6 (0.37%) R
17 6 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 199 (12.30%) Degree
2 171 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (9.70%) Security Cleared
4 99 (6.12%) MCSE
5 96 (5.93%) SC Cleared
6 63 (3.89%) MCSA
7 61 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (3.40%) CCNA
9 42 (2.60%) DV Cleared
10 37 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.67%) MCP
12 24 (1.48%) CISSP
13 22 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.05%) MCITP
16 15 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.87%) CISM
18 13 (0.80%) A+ Certification
18 13 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
18 13 (0.80%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.93%) SLA
2 84 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (5.07%) GDPR
4 30 (1.85%) QA
5 17 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.87%) NIST
8 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.37%) BS25999
9 6 (0.37%) PMO
10 5 (0.31%) NCSC
10 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.12%) COBIT
14 1 (0.062%) GAMP
14 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 442 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 222 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (9.70%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (3.21%) vSphere
6 38 (2.35%) Docker
6 38 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
7 24 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 22 (1.36%) XenApp
9 21 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.99%) VMware NSX
12 15 (0.93%) Firmware
13 9 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.37%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.31%) vCloud
15 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.25%) KVM
16 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 141 (8.71%) SCCM
2 77 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 61 (3.77%) Terraform
4 37 (2.29%) Ansible
5 36 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 36 (2.22%) SCOM
5 36 (2.22%) WSUS
6 21 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 21 (1.30%) SCVMM
7 17 (1.05%) NetBackup
8 15 (0.93%) vCenter Server
9 14 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 14 (0.87%) Puppet
9 14 (0.87%) WMI
10 12 (0.74%) vRealize
11 10 (0.62%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 320 (19.78%) VMware
2 161 (9.95%) Cisco
3 135 (8.34%) Citrix
4 40 (2.47%) Oracle
5 39 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 38 (2.35%) Veeam
7 34 (2.10%) Dell
8 31 (1.92%) HP
9 28 (1.73%) Google
9 28 (1.73%) Sitecore
10 23 (1.42%) Xamarin
11 22 (1.36%) CheckPoint
12 20 (1.24%) IBM
12 20 (1.24%) Meraki
12 20 (1.24%) Symantec
13 19 (1.17%) Avaya
13 19 (1.17%) Juniper
14 18 (1.11%) EMC
14 18 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (1.11%) SAP