Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,367 4,436 5,436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 16.71% 17.07% 18.41%
As % of the Vendors category 41.04% 40.93% 42.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,231 3,774 4,819
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,500 £24,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
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 3,331 10,838 12,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.71% 41.70% 43.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,524 8,283 10,118
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +1 445 £50,000 +9.89% 119
Hampshire -3 370 £47,500 +5.56% 90
Berkshire +2 270 £55,000 +15.79% 60
East Sussex +14 177 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Surrey -9 171 £50,000 +5.26% 43
West Sussex -2 136 £52,500 +10.53% 33
Buckinghamshire +4 109 £47,500 - 29
Oxfordshire -2 82 £47,500 +5.56% 30
Kent -3 40 £40,000 -5.88% 34
Middlesex 0 2 £61,500 +75.09% 2
Sussex - 1 £52,500 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,001 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 671 (49.09%) Azure
2 486 (35.55%) Windows
3 408 (29.85%) SQL
4 398 (29.11%) C#
5 377 (27.58%) SQL Server
6 371 (27.14%) .NET
7 346 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
8 313 (22.90%) Active Directory
9 300 (21.95%) Office 365
10 264 (19.31%) VMware
11 237 (17.34%) Windows Server
12 198 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 195 (14.26%) DevOps
14 191 (13.97%) JavaScript
15 187 (13.68%) Degree
16 179 (13.09%) ASP.NET
17 176 (12.87%) Security Cleared
18 165 (12.07%) PowerShell
19 164 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
20 152 (11.12%) Finance
21 146 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 142 (10.39%) AWS
23 141 (10.31%) Hyper-V
24 131 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
25 129 (9.44%) Linux
25 129 (9.44%) MVC
26 124 (9.07%) DNS
27 123 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 122 (8.92%) SCCM
29 120 (8.78%) Cisco

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
1 118 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 89 (6.51%) MS Exchange
3 38 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 38 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.05%) IIS
5 24 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.61%) CMS
7 15 (1.10%) Umbraco
8 13 (0.95%) Headless CMS
8 13 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.88%) EPiServer
10 11 (0.80%) Apache
11 8 (0.59%) Kentico
12 7 (0.51%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.51%) NetWeaver
13 6 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.37%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.29%) Apache Synapse
15 4 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 164 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.073%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 59 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.15%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.073%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.073%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 671 (49.09%) Azure
2 300 (21.95%) Office 365
3 142 (10.39%) AWS
4 95 (6.95%) Power Platform
5 79 (5.78%) SaaS
6 74 (5.41%) IaaS
7 66 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
8 65 (4.75%) PaaS
9 52 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 30 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (2.05%) OneDrive
12 25 (1.83%) GCP
12 25 (1.83%) PowerApps
13 21 (1.54%) Serverless
14 18 (1.32%) Power Automate
15 16 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (0.80%) BPaaS
17 9 (0.66%) Azure Functions
18 8 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
18 8 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 124 (9.07%) DNS
2 104 (7.61%) DHCP
3 85 (6.22%) Firewall
4 76 (5.56%) Skype
5 67 (4.90%) SAN
6 61 (4.46%) TCP/IP
7 37 (2.71%) VPN
8 35 (2.56%) LAN
9 34 (2.49%) VoIP
10 30 (2.19%) WAN
11 21 (1.54%) Internet
12 20 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (1.10%) FTP
14 14 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (1.02%) H.323
15 13 (0.95%) NAS
15 13 (0.95%) Network Security
15 13 (0.95%) Unified Communications
15 13 (0.95%) VLAN
15 13 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (27.58%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.78%) Power BI
3 71 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 68 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 62 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (2.85%) Big Data
9 33 (2.41%) Data Lake
10 31 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (2.19%) NoSQL
12 25 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.76%) MongoDB
14 23 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (1.61%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.24%) RDBMS
16 17 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
17 16 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 14 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 83 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 69 (5.05%) Visual Studio
3 40 (2.93%) Selenium
4 36 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 25 (1.83%) JIRA
6 22 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 22 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (1.46%) NUnit
8 20 (1.46%) WebDriver
9 15 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.95%) Moq
11 12 (0.88%) MSTest
12 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.37%) JUnit
14 5 (0.37%) Mockito
14 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
15 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 152 (11.12%) Finance
2 41 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.93%) Public Sector
4 32 (2.34%) Marketing
5 17 (1.24%) Banking
6 16 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.17%) Retail
7 15 (1.10%) Electronics
8 14 (1.02%) Local Government
8 14 (1.02%) Military
9 13 (0.95%) Legal
10 11 (0.80%) Law
11 7 (0.51%) Advertising
11 7 (0.51%) French Language
11 7 (0.51%) Games
11 7 (0.51%) Norwegian Language
12 6 (0.44%) Back Office
13 5 (0.37%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 334 (24.43%) Developer
2 130 (9.51%) Analyst
3 127 (9.29%) .NET Developer
4 121 (8.85%) C# Developer
5 108 (7.90%) Architect
6 94 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 88 (6.44%) Senior Developer
8 85 (6.22%) Support Engineer
9 77 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 77 (5.63%) Software Developer
10 68 (4.97%) Consultant
11 48 (3.51%) IT Engineer
12 42 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 41 (3.00%) Administrator
13 41 (3.00%) IT Support
14 39 (2.85%) IT Manager
15 37 (2.71%) Azure Developer
16 36 (2.63%) Server Engineer
17 34 (2.49%) Junior
18 33 (2.41%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (27.14%) .NET
2 179 (13.09%) ASP.NET
3 107 (7.83%) .NET Framework
4 106 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 96 (7.02%) .NET Core
6 85 (6.22%) Entity Framework
7 79 (5.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 76 (5.56%) HTML
9 67 (4.90%) AngularJS
10 63 (4.61%) jQuery
11 61 (4.46%) CSS
12 58 (4.24%) React
13 50 (3.66%) REST
14 45 (3.29%) Web Services
15 42 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 42 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 39 (2.85%) NHibernate
17 37 (2.71%) JSON
18 35 (2.56%) XML
19 30 (2.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.95%) Data Centre
2 67 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 35 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 30 (2.19%) User Experience
8 27 (1.98%) PKI
9 25 (1.83%) Driving Licence
10 24 (1.76%) Clustering
10 24 (1.76%) CMDB
11 20 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.17%) Mobile App
15 15 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.88%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 486 (35.55%) Windows
2 237 (17.34%) Windows Server
3 129 (9.44%) Linux
4 114 (8.34%) Windows 10
5 108 (7.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 99 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (4.54%) Windows 7
9 45 (3.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 36 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (2.27%) Windows 8
12 28 (2.05%) Android
13 24 (1.76%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.24%) Unix
15 16 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.80%) CentOS
16 11 (0.80%) Solaris
17 3 (0.22%) HPUX
18 2 (0.15%) AIX
18 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (14.26%) DevOps
3 131 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
4 129 (9.44%) MVC
5 123 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 108 (7.90%) CRM
7 107 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
8 95 (6.95%) Project Delivery
9 92 (6.73%) ITIL
9 92 (6.73%) Project Management
10 89 (6.51%) Test Automation
11 88 (6.44%) Migration
12 81 (5.93%) Scrum
13 76 (5.56%) TDD
14 69 (5.05%) Computer Science
14 69 (5.05%) OO
15 67 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 67 (4.90%) Presales
16 65 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 65 (4.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 408 (29.85%) SQL
2 398 (29.11%) C#
3 191 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 165 (12.07%) PowerShell
5 74 (5.41%) Python
6 63 (4.61%) T-SQL
7 37 (2.71%) Java
8 31 (2.27%) TypeScript
9 25 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 24 (1.76%) C
10 24 (1.76%) VB
11 18 (1.32%) C++
12 13 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.73%) R
14 9 (0.66%) VB6
15 8 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (0.59%) ES6
15 8 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.44%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 187 (13.68%) Degree
2 176 (12.87%) Security Cleared
3 146 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (5.71%) MCSE
5 71 (5.19%) SC Cleared
6 56 (4.10%) DV Cleared
7 49 (3.58%) MCSA
8 36 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (2.41%) CCNA
10 28 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (1.98%) MCP
12 21 (1.54%) MCITP
13 17 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
15 14 (1.02%) CISSP
16 12 (0.88%) CISM
17 8 (0.59%) CCNP
18 7 (0.51%) CCA
18 7 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
18 7 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (3.51%) SLA
3 32 (2.34%) GDPR
4 21 (1.54%) QA
5 15 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.66%) NCSC
8 7 (0.51%) NIST
9 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.29%) PMO
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.073%) HL7
12 1 (0.073%) JSP 440
System Software
1 313 (22.90%) Active Directory
2 198 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (10.31%) Hyper-V
4 53 (3.88%) vSphere
5 50 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (2.85%) Docker
7 29 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 20 (1.46%) XenApp
10 19 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.95%) VMware Server
12 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.66%) Firmware
15 7 (0.51%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.51%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.22%) vCloud
17 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 122 (8.92%) SCCM
2 48 (3.51%) WSUS
3 42 (3.07%) SCOM
3 42 (3.07%) Terraform
4 39 (2.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 37 (2.71%) Ansible
6 30 (2.19%) NetBackup
7 27 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
8 25 (1.83%) Kubernetes
9 20 (1.46%) SCVMM
10 18 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.17%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.17%) SCOrch
12 14 (1.02%) PowerCLI
13 13 (0.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 11 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.80%) Puppet
15 9 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
16 7 (0.51%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 264 (19.31%) VMware
2 120 (8.78%) Cisco
3 104 (7.61%) Citrix
4 43 (3.15%) HP
5 33 (2.41%) Oracle
6 32 (2.34%) Google
6 32 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 30 (2.19%) SAP
8 28 (2.05%) CheckPoint
9 27 (1.98%) Symantec
10 26 (1.90%) EMC
11 23 (1.68%) Xamarin
12 22 (1.61%) Dell
13 21 (1.54%) IBM
14 20 (1.46%) Veeam
15 19 (1.39%) NetApp
16 18 (1.32%) Juniper
17 17 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (1.24%) Sitecore
18 15 (1.10%) Gemalto