Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,942 4,126 4,450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.07% 18.28% 16.81%
As % of the Vendors category 46.34% 44.43% 40.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,825 3,672 3,944
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%

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 4,191 9,287 10,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.84% 41.15% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,222 7,333 8,713
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -3 638 £50,000 +5.26% 194
Hampshire 0 524 £45,000 - 129
Berkshire -9 308 £50,000 - 96
Surrey -6 289 £47,500 +5.56% 76
West Sussex -1 225 £55,000 +22.22% 26
Buckinghamshire +3 215 £50,000 +7.53% 56
East Sussex +3 152 £52,500 +31.25% 26
Oxfordshire +1 122 £47,500 +12.45% 42
Kent +1 100 £37,500 - 59
Sussex -11 7 £52,500 +62.22% 3
Middlesex +2 4 £56,250 +87.50% 1
Home Counties +1 2 £48,750 -25.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 899 (46.29%) Azure
2 674 (34.71%) Windows
3 547 (28.17%) Active Directory
4 538 (27.70%) Microsoft 365
5 464 (23.89%) SQL
6 432 (22.25%) C#
7 424 (21.83%) .NET
8 389 (20.03%) SQL Server
9 362 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
10 360 (18.54%) VMware
11 343 (17.66%) DevOps
12 287 (14.78%) Windows Server
13 261 (13.44%) ITIL
14 253 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 242 (12.46%) SharePoint
16 234 (12.05%) Finance
17 231 (11.89%) Windows 10
18 215 (11.07%) Degree
19 212 (10.92%) JavaScript
20 203 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
21 201 (10.35%) MS Exchange
22 200 (10.30%) PowerShell
23 198 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
24 191 (9.84%) Cisco
24 191 (9.84%) DNS
25 189 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
26 180 (9.27%) Firewall
27 176 (9.06%) ASP.NET
28 170 (8.75%) AWS
29 162 (8.34%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 242 (12.46%) SharePoint
2 201 (10.35%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 41 (2.11%) IIS
4 36 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (1.39%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.03%) CMS
7 16 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.62%) Confluence
10 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.46%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.31%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.31%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.31%) WordPress
14 5 (0.26%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.26%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 198 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.10%) Revit
8 2 (0.10%) Solid Edge
8 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.051%) Blender
9 1 (0.051%) Figma
9 1 (0.051%) InVision
9 1 (0.051%) Marvel
9 1 (0.051%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.051%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.051%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 64 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.67%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) Magento
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.10%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.10%) Shopify
9 1 (0.051%) Maximo
9 1 (0.051%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 899 (46.29%) Azure
2 538 (27.70%) Microsoft 365
3 170 (8.75%) AWS
4 151 (7.78%) Power Platform
5 125 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 118 (6.08%) SaaS
7 94 (4.84%) IaaS
8 91 (4.69%) PaaS
9 60 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
10 46 (2.37%) OneDrive
10 46 (2.37%) Serverless
11 45 (2.32%) PowerApps
12 43 (2.21%) Azure Functions
13 40 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
14 35 (1.80%) Power Automate
15 30 (1.54%) Logic Apps
16 26 (1.34%) GCP
17 16 (0.82%) Mimecast
18 14 (0.72%) OpenShift
19 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 191 (9.84%) DNS
2 180 (9.27%) Firewall
3 132 (6.80%) DHCP
4 93 (4.79%) TCP/IP
5 79 (4.07%) SAN
6 72 (3.71%) WAN
7 67 (3.45%) VPN
8 54 (2.78%) LAN
9 51 (2.63%) VLAN
10 48 (2.47%) VoIP
11 40 (2.06%) Skype
12 34 (1.75%) Internet
13 30 (1.54%) Wireless
14 26 (1.34%) VSAN
15 24 (1.24%) NAS
16 23 (1.18%) Network Security
17 22 (1.13%) Unified Communications
18 20 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
19 19 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (20.03%) SQL Server
2 128 (6.59%) Power BI
3 70 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (2.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 45 (2.32%) Data Lake
5 45 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (2.27%) Big Data
7 40 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 40 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 27 (1.39%) MS Access
9 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.08%) Tableau
12 20 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
13 19 (0.98%) MongoDB
14 18 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 116 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 62 (3.19%) Visual Studio
3 36 (1.85%) JIRA
4 29 (1.49%) SpecFlow
5 27 (1.39%) Selenium
6 26 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 25 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.88%) NUnit
10 15 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.41%) git-flow
13 7 (0.36%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.36%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.36%) Postman
13 7 (0.36%) Subversion
14 5 (0.26%) Appium
14 5 (0.26%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 234 (12.05%) Finance
2 70 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.55%) Marketing
4 64 (3.30%) Digital Economy
5 47 (2.42%) Retail
6 45 (2.32%) Multimedia
7 42 (2.16%) Legal
8 35 (1.80%) Games
9 29 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.18%) Public Sector
11 22 (1.13%) Advertising
11 22 (1.13%) Military
12 21 (1.08%) Electronics
13 19 (0.98%) Aerospace
13 19 (0.98%) French Language
14 16 (0.82%) Law
15 14 (0.72%) Banking
16 11 (0.57%) Back Office
17 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 363 (18.69%) Developer
2 271 (13.95%) Analyst
3 172 (8.86%) Support Engineer
4 130 (6.69%) IT Support
5 122 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 118 (6.08%) Architect
7 117 (6.02%) .NET Developer
8 115 (5.92%) Senior Developer
9 105 (5.41%) IT Engineer
10 98 (5.05%) C# Developer
11 93 (4.79%) Software Developer
12 84 (4.33%) Consultant
13 78 (4.02%) IT Analyst
14 74 (3.81%) Service Analyst
15 72 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
15 72 (3.71%) Support Analyst
16 69 (3.55%) Service Desk Analyst
17 63 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
18 62 (3.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 57 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (21.83%) .NET
2 176 (9.06%) ASP.NET
3 146 (7.52%) HTML
4 136 (7.00%) .NET Core
5 118 (6.08%) CSS
6 76 (3.91%) .NET Framework
7 68 (3.50%) AngularJS
7 68 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 61 (3.14%) React
9 55 (2.83%) Web Services
10 53 (2.73%) Entity Framework
11 50 (2.57%) RESTful
12 42 (2.16%) HTML5
12 42 (2.16%) jQuery
13 38 (1.96%) REST
14 33 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (1.39%) Vue.js
16 25 (1.29%) SAML
17 23 (1.18%) CSS3
18 19 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 109 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (3.76%) Public Cloud
5 71 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 42 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 35 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 33 (1.70%) User Experience
10 30 (1.54%) Cloud Native
11 24 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.13%) Clustering
13 20 (1.03%) PKI
13 20 (1.03%) Replication
14 17 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.57%) Life Science
15 11 (0.57%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 674 (34.71%) Windows
2 287 (14.78%) Windows Server
3 231 (11.89%) Windows 10
4 148 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 138 (7.11%) Linux
6 124 (6.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 76 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (3.66%) Windows Server 2019
9 51 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 25 (1.29%) Android
11 24 (1.24%) CentOS
12 22 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.26%) Unix
18 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.15%) VMS
20 2 (0.10%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (17.66%) DevOps
3 261 (13.44%) ITIL
4 189 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
5 162 (8.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 153 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
7 148 (7.62%) Migration
8 142 (7.31%) Project Management
9 115 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 102 (5.25%) Service Management
11 101 (5.20%) Analytics
11 101 (5.20%) CRM
12 96 (4.94%) Computer Science
13 93 (4.79%) Scrum
14 91 (4.69%) MVC
15 89 (4.58%) Test Automation
16 84 (4.33%) Time Management
17 82 (4.22%) ERP
18 74 (3.81%) Project Delivery
19 72 (3.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 464 (23.89%) SQL
2 432 (22.25%) C#
3 212 (10.92%) JavaScript
4 200 (10.30%) PowerShell
5 99 (5.10%) Python
6 54 (2.78%) Java
6 54 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 49 (2.52%) TypeScript
8 43 (2.21%) C
9 31 (1.60%) VB.NET
10 29 (1.49%) C++
11 24 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.93%) VB
13 17 (0.88%) PHP
14 16 (0.82%) Ruby
15 13 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 13 (0.67%) Perl
16 6 (0.31%) Assembly Language
16 6 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 215 (11.07%) Degree
2 203 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (8.29%) Security Cleared
4 128 (6.59%) SC Cleared
5 103 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (5.30%) MCSE
6 85 (4.38%) CCNA
7 56 (2.88%) MCSA
8 48 (2.47%) MCP
9 46 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (1.91%) A+ Certification
11 33 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 25 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 24 (1.24%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.08%) MCITP
17 18 (0.93%) CCNP
17 18 (0.93%) CISSP
18 15 (0.77%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (7.11%) SLA
2 102 (5.25%) GDPR
3 56 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (2.83%) QA
5 17 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 15 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.67%) BS25999
7 13 (0.67%) NIST
8 8 (0.41%) PMO
9 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.26%) COBIT
11 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.15%) NCSC
12 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.10%) GAMP
13 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 547 (28.17%) Active Directory
2 253 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
5 50 (2.57%) vSphere
6 48 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
7 37 (1.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 33 (1.70%) Docker
9 27 (1.39%) XenApp
10 21 (1.08%) VMware NSX
10 21 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 20 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.62%) Firmware
13 9 (0.46%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.31%) RHEV
16 5 (0.26%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.26%) NFS
16 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 131 (6.75%) SCCM
2 112 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 70 (3.60%) Terraform
4 61 (3.14%) Kubernetes
5 39 (2.01%) Ansible
6 29 (1.49%) SCVMM
7 23 (1.18%) SCOM
8 19 (0.98%) HAProxy
9 18 (0.93%) Puppet
10 17 (0.88%) vRealize
11 13 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.62%) WSUS
13 11 (0.57%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.57%) WMI
14 10 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (0.51%) Packer
15 8 (0.41%) Backup Exec
16 7 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
16 7 (0.36%) NetBackup
16 7 (0.36%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 360 (18.54%) VMware
2 191 (9.84%) Cisco
3 131 (6.75%) Citrix
4 67 (3.45%) Oracle
5 53 (2.73%) Google
6 47 (2.42%) Veeam
7 35 (1.80%) Dell
7 35 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 30 (1.54%) Apple
9 27 (1.39%) Avaya
10 26 (1.34%) Databricks
10 26 (1.34%) IBM
11 25 (1.29%) HP
11 25 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.24%) Juniper
12 24 (1.24%) Sitecore
13 23 (1.18%) SAP
14 21 (1.08%) Adobe
14 21 (1.08%) Meraki
15 20 (1.03%) Symantec