Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,250 3,091 4,444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.29% 17.03% 16.79%
As % of the Vendors category 45.95% 42.01% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,706 2,562 3,686
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,869 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 4,897 7,358 10,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.63% 40.55% 40.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,669 5,756 8,625
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £37,485 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +2.04%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -1 733 £50,000 +5.26% 227
Hampshire +2 614 £45,000 -5.26% 103
Surrey -4 375 £45,000 - 59
Berkshire -6 357 £52,500 +5.00% 101
Buckinghamshire +3 269 £45,000 -5.26% 63
West Sussex +3 232 £50,000 +11.11% 29
East Sussex -6 150 £50,000 +25.00% 32
Kent +6 135 £40,000 +10.34% 58
Oxfordshire -6 107 £45,000 +5.88% 64
Sussex -11 6 £52,500 +62.22% 1
Middlesex -2 1 £50,000 +117.39% 2
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 965 (42.89%) Azure
2 719 (31.96%) Windows
3 612 (27.20%) Social Skills
4 603 (26.80%) Active Directory
5 602 (26.76%) Microsoft 365
6 513 (22.80%) SQL
7 504 (22.40%) SQL Server
8 466 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
9 464 (20.62%) .NET
10 442 (19.64%) C#
11 414 (18.40%) VMware
12 369 (16.40%) DevOps
13 339 (15.07%) Windows Server
14 309 (13.73%) ITIL
15 301 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 288 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
17 285 (12.67%) AWS
18 280 (12.44%) Finance
19 274 (12.18%) Firewall
20 272 (12.09%) SharePoint
21 256 (11.38%) PowerShell
21 256 (11.38%) Windows 10
22 241 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
23 238 (10.58%) JavaScript
24 236 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 234 (10.40%) MS Exchange
26 231 (10.27%) Degree
27 227 (10.09%) Cisco
28 226 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 195 (8.67%) Linux

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
1 272 (12.09%) SharePoint
2 234 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 65 (2.89%) IIS
4 35 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (1.24%) CMS
6 27 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.89%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.53%) Confluence
11 10 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.44%) WordPress
12 8 (0.36%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.36%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.27%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.22%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 288 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
2 167 (7.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 50 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.089%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.089%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.089%) Revit
9 2 (0.089%) Solid Edge
9 2 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.044%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.044%) InDesign
10 1 (0.044%) LightWave 3D
10 1 (0.044%) Maya
Business Applications
1 55 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.76%) NetSuite
4 12 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.18%) Magento
7 4 (0.18%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.13%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.089%) Epicor Tropos
9 2 (0.089%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.089%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.089%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.089%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 965 (42.89%) Azure
2 602 (26.76%) Microsoft 365
3 285 (12.67%) AWS
4 155 (6.89%) Power Platform
5 141 (6.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 125 (5.56%) SaaS
7 117 (5.20%) PaaS
8 104 (4.62%) IaaS
9 79 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
10 52 (2.31%) PowerApps
11 50 (2.22%) Azure Service Bus
12 47 (2.09%) Azure Data Factory
13 45 (2.00%) GCP
14 43 (1.91%) Serverless
15 39 (1.73%) OneDrive
16 38 (1.69%) Azure Functions
17 35 (1.56%) Azure Logic Apps
18 32 (1.42%) Power Automate
19 26 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
20 23 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 274 (12.18%) Firewall
2 188 (8.36%) DNS
3 138 (6.13%) DHCP
4 110 (4.89%) WAN
5 108 (4.80%) VPN
6 107 (4.76%) SAN
7 105 (4.67%) TCP/IP
8 84 (3.73%) LAN
8 84 (3.73%) VLAN
9 58 (2.58%) Wireless
10 51 (2.27%) NAS
11 41 (1.82%) Network Security
11 41 (1.82%) WLAN
12 36 (1.60%) iSCSI
13 33 (1.47%) Skype
14 31 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
14 31 (1.38%) Internet
14 31 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (1.24%) VoIP
16 22 (0.98%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 122 (5.42%) Power BI
3 74 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 66 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (2.09%) NoSQL
7 42 (1.87%) Data Lake
7 42 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (1.64%) Big Data
9 35 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 35 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (1.38%) Tableau
11 29 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
12 27 (1.20%) MS Access
13 25 (1.11%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 21 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
15 20 (0.89%) Oracle Database
16 18 (0.80%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 110 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 75 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 69 (3.07%) JIRA
4 42 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 19 (0.84%) Appium
8 19 (0.84%) Selenium
9 18 (0.80%) Cypress.io
10 17 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (0.62%) NUnit
12 12 (0.53%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.49%) Grunt
13 11 (0.49%) gulp
13 11 (0.49%) webpack
14 8 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.36%) IntelliJ
14 8 (0.36%) Visual Studio Code
15 7 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 612 (27.20%) Social Skills
2 280 (12.44%) Finance
3 137 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (3.60%) Digital Economy
5 72 (3.20%) Organisational Skills
6 71 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 70 (3.11%) Presentation Skills
8 63 (2.80%) Legal
9 55 (2.44%) Marketing
10 43 (1.91%) Games
11 42 (1.87%) Retail
12 41 (1.82%) Multimedia
13 32 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
14 28 (1.24%) Public Sector
15 27 (1.20%) Advertising
16 26 (1.16%) Law
17 21 (0.93%) Manufacturing
18 19 (0.84%) Military
19 17 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 395 (17.56%) Developer
2 318 (14.13%) Analyst
3 192 (8.53%) Support Engineer
4 187 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 153 (6.80%) IT Support
6 141 (6.27%) Architect
7 140 (6.22%) .NET Developer
8 121 (5.38%) IT Engineer
9 110 (4.89%) Consultant
10 98 (4.36%) Software Developer
11 94 (4.18%) IT Analyst
12 91 (4.04%) C# Developer
12 91 (4.04%) Service Analyst
13 87 (3.87%) Senior Developer
14 86 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 81 (3.60%) Azure Engineer
16 80 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
17 74 (3.29%) Support Analyst
18 72 (3.20%) IT Support Engineer
19 65 (2.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (20.62%) .NET
2 187 (8.31%) ASP.NET
3 181 (8.04%) HTML
4 157 (6.98%) CSS
5 148 (6.58%) .NET Core
6 141 (6.27%) AngularJS
7 110 (4.89%) React
8 85 (3.78%) .NET Framework
9 82 (3.64%) HTML5
10 70 (3.11%) Web Services
11 66 (2.93%) jQuery
11 66 (2.93%) Vue.js
12 63 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 58 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 57 (2.53%) Entity Framework
15 52 (2.31%) REST
16 46 (2.04%) CSS3
17 45 (2.00%) RESTful
18 34 (1.51%) SOAP
19 30 (1.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.49%) Data Centre
2 99 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
3 80 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 69 (3.07%) Public Cloud
5 67 (2.98%) Driving Licence
6 44 (1.96%) PKI
7 41 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 41 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 39 (1.73%) User Experience
9 35 (1.56%) Cloud Native
9 35 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.16%) Clustering
11 26 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 21 (0.93%) Replication
15 17 (0.76%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 719 (31.96%) Windows
2 339 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 256 (11.38%) Windows 10
4 195 (8.67%) Linux
5 165 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 141 (6.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 89 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 80 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (1.69%) Android
11 36 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 33 (1.47%) Windows 7
13 27 (1.20%) CentOS
14 25 (1.11%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.76%) Unix
16 16 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.36%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.31%) VMS
19 6 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (16.40%) DevOps
3 309 (13.73%) ITIL
4 241 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
5 226 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 195 (8.67%) Project Management
7 167 (7.42%) Migration
8 154 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
9 140 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 139 (6.18%) Scrum
11 129 (5.73%) Mentoring
12 117 (5.20%) MVC
13 115 (5.11%) Computer Science
14 114 (5.07%) Test Automation
15 112 (4.98%) Decision-Making
16 109 (4.84%) Project Delivery
16 109 (4.84%) Time Management
17 108 (4.80%) Service Management
18 107 (4.76%) Analytics
19 105 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 513 (22.80%) SQL
2 442 (19.64%) C#
3 256 (11.38%) PowerShell
4 238 (10.58%) JavaScript
5 125 (5.56%) Python
6 92 (4.09%) T-SQL
7 80 (3.56%) Java
8 51 (2.27%) C++
9 49 (2.18%) C
10 41 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.16%) Ruby
13 22 (0.98%) TypeScript
14 21 (0.93%) VB
15 17 (0.76%) PHP
16 15 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.44%) Perl
17 10 (0.44%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.40%) R
18 9 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 236 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 231 (10.27%) Degree
3 157 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 123 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 111 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (4.67%) MCSE
7 86 (3.82%) CCNA
8 57 (2.53%) MCP
9 55 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 41 (1.82%) MCSA
11 39 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 36 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (1.38%) A+ Certification
13 31 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (1.07%) CCNP
15 22 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 22 (0.98%) DV Cleared
16 20 (0.89%) CISSP
17 16 (0.71%) MCITP
18 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (6.58%) SLA
2 120 (5.33%) GDPR
3 90 (4.00%) QA
4 47 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (0.71%) BS25999
8 15 (0.67%) NIST
9 14 (0.62%) PMO
10 13 (0.58%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.31%) NCSC
12 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.18%) COBIT
14 3 (0.13%) HAZOP
15 2 (0.089%) GAMP
15 2 (0.089%) HL7
16 1 (0.044%) Good Clinical Practice
16 1 (0.044%) GRC
16 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 603 (26.80%) Active Directory
2 301 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (8.58%) Hyper-V
4 82 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (2.53%) vSphere
6 48 (2.13%) Docker
7 38 (1.69%) XenApp
8 33 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
9 28 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 27 (1.20%) Terminal Server
11 25 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (0.93%) XenDesktop
14 17 (0.76%) RHEV
15 14 (0.62%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.36%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.31%) NFS
18 5 (0.22%) Firmware
18 5 (0.22%) Postfix
18 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 138 (6.13%) Microsoft Intune
1 138 (6.13%) SCCM
2 89 (3.96%) Kubernetes
3 84 (3.73%) Terraform
4 53 (2.36%) Ansible
5 33 (1.47%) SCVMM
6 27 (1.20%) vRealize
7 24 (1.07%) Puppet
7 24 (1.07%) vCenter Server
8 21 (0.93%) HAProxy
8 21 (0.93%) SCOM
9 20 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (0.62%) Packer
11 14 (0.62%) WSUS
12 12 (0.53%) SCOrch
13 10 (0.44%) Grafana
14 8 (0.36%) Nagios
15 7 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 414 (18.40%) VMware
2 227 (10.09%) Cisco
3 144 (6.40%) Citrix
4 100 (4.44%) Oracle
5 89 (3.96%) Google
6 53 (2.36%) IBM
7 51 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 51 (2.27%) Veeam
8 47 (2.09%) Meraki
9 43 (1.91%) Dell
10 41 (1.82%) Databricks
11 37 (1.64%) HP
12 34 (1.51%) ServiceNow
13 29 (1.29%) Apple
14 27 (1.20%) F5
14 27 (1.20%) Juniper
14 27 (1.20%) NetApp
14 27 (1.20%) SAP
15 26 (1.16%) Sitecore
16 25 (1.11%) Blue Prism