Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,615 5,862 7,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.19% 18.38% 18.37%
As % of the Vendors category 40.16% 38.58% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,841 5,109 6,864
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 13,982 15,193 20,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 45.28% 47.65% 49.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10,989 12,177 16,854
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,557
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.99% +4.84%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 2,099 £42,500 - 307
Hampshire -6 1,350 £37,500 -2.60% 160
Surrey -1 1,254 £47,500 +11.76% 146
Berkshire +2 1,100 £45,000 - 155
Buckinghamshire -1 545 £37,500 -9.09% 74
Oxfordshire -4 463 £42,500 +13.33% 78
West Sussex 0 360 £45,000 +5.88% 50
Kent +3 278 £38,000 -10.59% 66
East Sussex -8 206 £49,000 +22.50% 25
Middlesex +4 21 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Sussex -10 9 £32,500 -39.53%
Isle of Wight 0 6 £27,000 -16.92% 1
M4 Corridor -2 5 - -
Home Counties +12 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 2,075 (36.95%) Windows
2 1,849 (32.93%) SQL Server
3 1,682 (29.96%) SQL
4 1,614 (28.74%) .NET
5 1,613 (28.73%) C#
6 1,284 (22.87%) Active Directory
7 1,183 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
8 1,113 (19.82%) Windows Server
9 1,046 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
10 1,008 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 928 (16.53%) VMware
12 873 (15.55%) JavaScript
13 862 (15.35%) ASP.NET
14 828 (14.75%) Finance
15 792 (14.11%) MVC
16 775 (13.80%) ITIL
17 746 (13.29%) HTML
18 731 (13.02%) Office 365
19 691 (12.31%) Degree
20 628 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 628 (11.18%) CSS
21 624 (11.11%) MS Exchange
22 623 (11.10%) Microsoft Certification
23 564 (10.04%) Cisco
24 539 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
25 487 (8.67%) Hyper-V
26 449 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
27 446 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
28 445 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
29 433 (7.71%) Firewall

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
1 624 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 418 (7.44%) SharePoint
3 306 (5.45%) IIS
4 275 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 223 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 134 (2.39%) CMS
7 98 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 81 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
9 80 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 70 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 66 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
12 62 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 61 (1.09%) Apache
14 57 (1.02%) Umbraco
15 44 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
16 39 (0.69%) Tomcat
17 38 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
18 33 (0.59%) Confluence
19 28 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 26 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,046 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
2 445 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 209 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 171 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 93 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.12%) Revit
10 5 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.089%) Autodesk Smoke
10 5 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.071%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.071%) InDesign
12 3 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.036%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.036%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.036%) Maya
14 1 (0.018%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 266 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 128 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
3 93 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 11 (0.20%) BusinessWare
6 10 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.18%) Sage X3
7 9 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.089%) SAP EWM
12 4 (0.071%) Oracle AGIS
12 4 (0.071%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.071%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 4 (0.071%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,008 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 731 (13.02%) Office 365
3 309 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 144 (2.56%) IaaS
5 142 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
6 125 (2.23%) SaaS
7 109 (1.94%) PaaS
8 67 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 65 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 22 (0.39%) Mimecast
12 21 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (0.34%) Google Analytics
14 15 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
14 15 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.25%) Bluemix
16 12 (0.21%) npm
16 12 (0.21%) Yammer
17 11 (0.20%) AdWords
18 10 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 433 (7.71%) Firewall
2 338 (6.02%) WAN
3 325 (5.79%) DNS
4 302 (5.38%) LAN
5 246 (4.38%) DHCP
6 214 (3.81%) SAN
7 207 (3.69%) TCP/IP
8 179 (3.19%) VPN
9 156 (2.78%) VoIP
10 118 (2.10%) Network Security
11 116 (2.07%) Internet
12 109 (1.94%) Wireless
13 105 (1.87%) Skype
14 84 (1.50%) VLAN
15 65 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
16 64 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
17 56 (1.00%) MPLS
18 35 (0.62%) SSL
19 34 (0.61%) Ethernet
19 34 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,849 (32.93%) SQL Server
2 319 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 312 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 219 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 171 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 169 (3.01%) Power BI
7 146 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 143 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 125 (2.23%) Relational Database
10 123 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 110 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 91 (1.62%) MySQL
13 82 (1.46%) NoSQL
14 79 (1.41%) Oracle Database
15 71 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
16 63 (1.12%) MS Access
17 61 (1.09%) Big Data
18 49 (0.87%) MongoDB
18 49 (0.87%) QlikView
19 47 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 360 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 326 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 183 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 117 (2.08%) JIRA
5 72 (1.28%) Selenium
6 64 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 56 (1.00%) NUnit
8 53 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 50 (0.89%) Subversion
10 47 (0.84%) Jenkins
11 43 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
12 36 (0.64%) MSBuild
13 31 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 23 (0.41%) SpecFlow
14 23 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 22 (0.39%) SoapUI
16 21 (0.37%) Maven
17 18 (0.32%) gulp
18 16 (0.28%) JMeter
18 16 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 828 (14.75%) Finance
2 315 (5.61%) Retail
3 304 (5.41%) Advertising
4 199 (3.54%) Marketing
5 128 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 107 (1.91%) Legal
6 107 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 67 (1.19%) Publishing
8 66 (1.18%) Back Office
9 43 (0.77%) Banking
10 38 (0.68%) Games
11 35 (0.62%) French Language
12 30 (0.53%) Electronics
13 29 (0.52%) Law
14 25 (0.45%) German Language
15 21 (0.37%) Billing
16 19 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.32%) Italian Language
18 17 (0.30%) Automotive
19 15 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,401 (24.95%) Developer
2 876 (15.60%) Analyst
3 701 (12.48%) .NET Developer
4 487 (8.67%) C# Developer
5 446 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 441 (7.85%) Support Analyst
7 388 (6.91%) Consultant
8 347 (6.18%) IT Support
9 331 (5.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 325 (5.79%) Architect
11 296 (5.27%) Senior Developer
12 279 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 266 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 262 (4.67%) Software Developer
15 192 (3.42%) IT Analyst
16 186 (3.31%) Administrator
17 171 (3.05%) IT Engineer
18 167 (2.97%) Applications Support
19 164 (2.92%) C# Software Developer
20 163 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,614 (28.74%) .NET
2 862 (15.35%) ASP.NET
3 746 (13.29%) HTML
4 628 (11.18%) CSS
5 449 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 392 (6.98%) .NET Framework
7 381 (6.79%) jQuery
8 360 (6.41%) Web Services
9 320 (5.70%) AngularJS
10 311 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 299 (5.33%) WCF
12 269 (4.79%) HTML5
13 241 (4.29%) XML
14 235 (4.19%) WPF
15 193 (3.44%) RESTful
16 148 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 123 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 118 (2.10%) REST
19 115 (2.05%) Ajax
19 115 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 446 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 212 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 179 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 156 (2.78%) Clustering
6 146 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 130 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 121 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (1.02%) User Experience
10 54 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 52 (0.93%) Virtual Team
12 44 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 44 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 43 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 42 (0.75%) Replication
15 41 (0.73%) iPhone
16 39 (0.69%) Tandem
17 35 (0.62%) Fat Client
17 35 (0.62%) Thin Client
18 34 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,075 (36.95%) Windows
2 1,113 (19.82%) Windows Server
3 539 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 418 (7.44%) Windows 7
5 399 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 372 (6.63%) Windows 10
7 355 (6.32%) Linux
8 231 (4.11%) Windows 8
9 117 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 107 (1.91%) Unix
11 82 (1.46%) Apple iOS
12 61 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (1.07%) Android
14 48 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 44 (0.78%) CentOS
16 40 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.27%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.21%) AIX
19 12 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,183 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (14.11%) MVC
3 775 (13.80%) ITIL
4 412 (7.34%) Scrum
5 398 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
6 392 (6.98%) TDD
7 391 (6.96%) CRM
8 360 (6.41%) Project Management
9 312 (5.56%) OO
10 298 (5.31%) Software Engineering
11 287 (5.11%) Mentoring
12 279 (4.97%) Test Automation
13 253 (4.51%) Web Development
14 249 (4.43%) Migration
15 236 (4.20%) SDLC
16 225 (4.01%) Unit Testing
17 217 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
18 203 (3.62%) Change Management
19 197 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
20 195 (3.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,682 (29.96%) SQL
2 1,613 (28.73%) C#
3 873 (15.55%) JavaScript
4 376 (6.70%) T-SQL
5 342 (6.09%) PowerShell
6 239 (4.26%) Java
7 178 (3.17%) VB.NET
8 169 (3.01%) Python
9 115 (2.05%) C
10 102 (1.82%) Ruby
11 100 (1.78%) C++
12 94 (1.67%) PHP
13 85 (1.51%) Perl
14 74 (1.32%) TypeScript
15 70 (1.25%) VB
16 54 (0.96%) Bash Shell
17 39 (0.69%) VBA
18 33 (0.59%) Shell Script
19 28 (0.50%) PL/SQL
20 27 (0.48%) F#
Qualifications
1 691 (12.31%) Degree
2 623 (11.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 266 (4.74%) MCSE
4 220 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 213 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 173 (3.08%) MCSA
7 164 (2.92%) MCP
8 149 (2.65%) SC Cleared
9 139 (2.48%) CCNA
10 107 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 98 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 79 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (1.28%) DV Cleared
14 63 (1.12%) CCNP
15 62 (1.10%) A+ Certification
16 60 (1.07%) MCITP
17 53 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
18 50 (0.89%) ISEB
19 48 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
20 44 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (5.33%) SLA
2 224 (3.99%) QA
3 62 (1.10%) PMO
4 59 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.50%) GDPR
7 27 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.18%) COBIT
11 9 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 9 (0.16%) GAMP
12 8 (0.14%) WCAG
13 7 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.11%) P3O
15 5 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.036%) BS25999
16 2 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,284 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 628 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 487 (8.67%) Hyper-V
4 127 (2.26%) vSphere
5 108 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 86 (1.53%) XenApp
7 76 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (0.89%) Docker
9 47 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 38 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 18 (0.32%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.27%) vCloud
15 14 (0.25%) Firmware
15 14 (0.25%) NFS
15 14 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.21%) XenServer
17 10 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 240 (4.27%) SCCM
2 90 (1.60%) Puppet
3 86 (1.53%) SCOM
4 74 (1.32%) vCenter Server
5 61 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 57 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 57 (1.02%) WSUS
7 47 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 40 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 33 (0.59%) Kibana
11 32 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 31 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 25 (0.45%) Ansible
14 20 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 19 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
16 17 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
16 17 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.30%) SCOrch
16 17 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 928 (16.53%) VMware
2 564 (10.04%) Cisco
3 343 (6.11%) Citrix
4 305 (5.43%) Oracle
5 225 (4.01%) HP
6 158 (2.81%) SAP
7 134 (2.39%) Dell
8 119 (2.12%) NetApp
9 112 (1.99%) Red Hat
10 109 (1.94%) Juniper
11 105 (1.87%) Symantec
12 83 (1.48%) Tableau
13 81 (1.44%) Google
14 74 (1.32%) Apple
15 72 (1.28%) SolarWinds
16 68 (1.21%) IBM
17 63 (1.12%) F5
18 62 (1.10%) Veeam
19 56 (1.00%) Capita
20 52 (0.93%) 3PAR