Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5722 6119 7755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.43% 18.03% 18.35%
As % of the Vendors category 40.55% 38.16% 36.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 5251 7039
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £22,500
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 14111 16037 21036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 45.45% 47.26% 49.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11097 12893 17284
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 2103 £43,500 +2.35% 129
Hampshire -2 1378 £37,500 - 77
Surrey +1 1320 £47,500 +11.76% 62
Berkshire +2 1037 £45,000 - 64
Buckinghamshire +1 579 £40,000 -3.61% 30
Oxfordshire +2 493 £43,500 +16.00% 35
West Sussex 0 360 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Kent +3 293 £40,000 -5.88% 17
East Sussex -10 206 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Middlesex +5 22 £55,000 -8.33% 6
M4 Corridor +2 9 - -
Isle of Wight +3 8 £25,500 -3.77%
Home Counties +9 3 £47,500 -5.00%
Sussex -13 3 £29,000 +16.00% 2
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 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 2082 (36.39%) Windows
2 1958 (34.22%) SQL Server
3 1763 (30.81%) SQL
4 1719 (30.04%) .NET
5 1694 (29.61%) C#
6 1292 (22.58%) Active Directory
7 1285 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
8 1099 (19.21%) Windows Server
9 1036 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 1004 (17.55%) Microsoft Office
11 930 (16.25%) Finance
12 909 (15.89%) ASP.NET
13 904 (15.80%) VMware
14 897 (15.68%) JavaScript
15 828 (14.47%) MVC
16 810 (14.16%) HTML
17 772 (13.49%) ITIL
18 747 (13.05%) Degree
19 719 (12.57%) Office 365
20 670 (11.71%) CSS
21 663 (11.59%) MS Exchange
22 648 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
23 618 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
24 580 (10.14%) Cisco
25 542 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
26 468 (8.18%) Hyper-V
27 458 (8.00%) Firewall
28 455 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
28 455 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
29 440 (7.69%) Scrum

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
1 663 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 416 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 303 (5.30%) IIS
4 285 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 230 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 143 (2.50%) CMS
7 113 (1.97%) Skype for Business
8 88 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
9 83 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 69 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 63 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
12 60 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 60 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 54 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 46 (0.80%) Apache
15 43 (0.75%) Tomcat
16 40 (0.70%) NServiceBus
16 40 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
17 34 (0.59%) Confluence
18 25 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1004 (17.55%) Microsoft Office
2 426 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 209 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 175 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 101 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 15 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 14 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.14%) Revit
9 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.10%) Autodesk Smoke
11 5 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.087%) InDesign
11 5 (0.087%) PTC Creo
11 5 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.070%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.052%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.052%) Maya
14 2 (0.035%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 275 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 127 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 79 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 12 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.19%) BusinessWare
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (0.14%) Sage X3
8 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 7 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.087%) SAP EWM
12 4 (0.070%) Oracle AGIS
12 4 (0.070%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.070%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 4 (0.070%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1036 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 719 (12.57%) Office 365
3 328 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
4 166 (2.90%) IaaS
5 134 (2.34%) SaaS
6 124 (2.17%) PaaS
7 110 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
8 68 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 63 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (0.42%) Mimecast
13 19 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.21%) npm
15 11 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
15 11 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.19%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.19%) Yammer
16 10 (0.17%) Dropbox
16 10 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 458 (8.00%) Firewall
2 346 (6.05%) WAN
3 336 (5.87%) DNS
4 309 (5.40%) LAN
5 246 (4.30%) DHCP
6 236 (4.12%) TCP/IP
7 224 (3.91%) SAN
8 201 (3.51%) VPN
9 174 (3.04%) VoIP
10 134 (2.34%) Internet
11 112 (1.96%) Skype
12 106 (1.85%) Network Security
12 106 (1.85%) Wireless
13 92 (1.61%) VLAN
14 77 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
15 68 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
16 65 (1.14%) MPLS
17 46 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (0.80%) HTTP
18 45 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1958 (34.22%) SQL Server
2 373 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 349 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 260 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 184 (3.22%) Power BI
6 182 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 161 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 148 (2.59%) Relational Database
9 147 (2.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 123 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 104 (1.82%) NoSQL
12 101 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 92 (1.61%) MySQL
14 78 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 77 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
16 76 (1.33%) Big Data
17 68 (1.19%) MongoDB
18 54 (0.94%) QlikView
19 51 (0.89%) MS Access
20 49 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 404 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 362 (6.33%) Visual Studio
3 151 (2.64%) Git (software)
4 112 (1.96%) JIRA
5 92 (1.61%) NUnit
6 70 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 70 (1.22%) Selenium
7 54 (0.94%) Subversion
8 53 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 41 (0.72%) MSBuild
10 40 (0.70%) Jenkins
11 37 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 35 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 24 (0.42%) Maven
13 24 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 20 (0.35%) SoapUI
14 20 (0.35%) SpecFlow
15 19 (0.33%) JMeter
16 18 (0.31%) gulp
16 18 (0.31%) Moq
General
1 930 (16.25%) Finance
2 317 (5.54%) Retail
3 240 (4.19%) Advertising
4 208 (3.64%) Marketing
5 138 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 131 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 113 (1.97%) Legal
8 93 (1.63%) Back Office
9 66 (1.15%) Publishing
10 55 (0.96%) Banking
11 52 (0.91%) Electronics
12 35 (0.61%) French Language
13 34 (0.59%) Games
14 29 (0.51%) German Language
14 29 (0.51%) Law
15 28 (0.49%) Automotive
15 28 (0.49%) Billing
16 20 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.35%) Italian Language
17 18 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1551 (27.11%) Developer
2 913 (15.96%) Analyst
3 760 (13.28%) .NET Developer
4 512 (8.95%) C# Developer
5 461 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 442 (7.72%) Support Engineer
7 372 (6.50%) Consultant
8 366 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 349 (6.10%) IT Support
10 331 (5.78%) Senior Developer
11 299 (5.23%) Architect
12 289 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 270 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
14 269 (4.70%) Software Developer
15 192 (3.36%) IT Analyst
16 189 (3.30%) Administrator
17 178 (3.11%) IT Engineer
18 176 (3.08%) SQL Developer
19 175 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
20 174 (3.04%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1719 (30.04%) .NET
2 909 (15.89%) ASP.NET
3 810 (14.16%) HTML
4 670 (11.71%) CSS
5 455 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 421 (7.36%) .NET Framework
7 396 (6.92%) jQuery
8 380 (6.64%) Web Services
9 326 (5.70%) AngularJS
10 299 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 295 (5.16%) WCF
12 293 (5.12%) HTML5
13 245 (4.28%) XML
14 232 (4.05%) WPF
15 175 (3.06%) RESTful
16 153 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 148 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 126 (2.20%) CSS3
19 122 (2.13%) Ajax
20 117 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 455 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 189 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
4 181 (3.16%) Clustering
5 179 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 166 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 144 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 106 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (1.00%) Replication
10 56 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 52 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 49 (0.86%) User Experience
13 47 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 46 (0.80%) iPhone
15 42 (0.73%) Fintech
15 42 (0.73%) iPad
16 41 (0.72%) Mobile App
16 41 (0.72%) Public Cloud
17 39 (0.68%) Tandem
18 36 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2082 (36.39%) Windows
2 1099 (19.21%) Windows Server
3 542 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 432 (7.55%) Windows 7
5 424 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 383 (6.69%) Windows 10
7 350 (6.12%) Linux
8 234 (4.09%) Windows 8
9 129 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 99 (1.73%) Unix
11 97 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 76 (1.33%) Android
13 56 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 52 (0.91%) CentOS
15 47 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 45 (0.79%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.28%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.23%) AIX
20 12 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1285 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (14.47%) MVC
3 772 (13.49%) ITIL
4 440 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 440 (7.69%) Scrum
5 387 (6.76%) CRM
6 371 (6.48%) TDD
7 364 (6.36%) Project Management
8 334 (5.84%) OO
9 326 (5.70%) Mentoring
10 318 (5.56%) Test Automation
11 308 (5.38%) Software Engineering
12 271 (4.74%) Web Development
13 268 (4.68%) SDLC
14 241 (4.21%) Migration
15 238 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 223 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
17 219 (3.83%) Unit Testing
18 207 (3.62%) Time Management
19 197 (3.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1763 (30.81%) SQL
2 1694 (29.61%) C#
3 897 (15.68%) JavaScript
4 422 (7.38%) T-SQL
5 345 (6.03%) PowerShell
6 297 (5.19%) Java
7 207 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 173 (3.02%) Python
9 123 (2.15%) C
10 118 (2.06%) C++
11 106 (1.85%) Ruby
12 94 (1.64%) PHP
13 93 (1.63%) Perl
14 76 (1.33%) TypeScript
15 63 (1.10%) VB
16 56 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 34 (0.59%) Shell Script
17 34 (0.59%) VBA
18 33 (0.58%) X++
19 30 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 747 (13.05%) Degree
2 648 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 282 (4.93%) MCSE
4 227 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 223 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 194 (3.39%) MCP
7 181 (3.16%) MCSA
8 161 (2.81%) SC Cleared
9 140 (2.45%) CCNA
10 116 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 102 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 80 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (1.26%) MCITP
14 65 (1.14%) CCNP
14 65 (1.14%) DV Cleared
15 61 (1.07%) A+ Certification
16 56 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
17 52 (0.91%) MCTS
18 49 (0.86%) ISEB
19 44 (0.77%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (5.26%) SLA
2 243 (4.25%) QA
3 61 (1.07%) PMO
4 60 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 54 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 37 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 27 (0.47%) GDPR
9 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.19%) COBIT
12 9 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 8 (0.14%) GAMP
13 8 (0.14%) WCAG
14 7 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
15 5 (0.087%) BS25999
15 5 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.087%) P3O
16 3 (0.052%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1292 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 618 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 468 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 135 (2.36%) vSphere
5 105 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 87 (1.52%) XenApp
7 80 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (0.98%) Docker
9 46 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 38 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (0.59%) Terminal Services
13 24 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
14 19 (0.33%) VirtualBox
15 18 (0.31%) XenServer
16 17 (0.30%) Firmware
17 15 (0.26%) KVM
18 14 (0.24%) vCloud
19 13 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 244 (4.26%) SCCM
2 84 (1.47%) SCOM
3 83 (1.45%) Puppet
4 80 (1.40%) vCenter Server
5 65 (1.14%) WSUS
6 64 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 55 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 47 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 46 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 34 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 32 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 26 (0.45%) Kibana
13 21 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
14 20 (0.35%) Terraform
15 19 (0.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 17 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
16 17 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (0.28%) Ansible
17 16 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 904 (15.80%) VMware
2 580 (10.14%) Cisco
3 342 (5.98%) Citrix
4 288 (5.03%) Oracle
5 231 (4.04%) HP
6 175 (3.06%) SAP
7 141 (2.46%) Dell
8 124 (2.17%) NetApp
9 117 (2.04%) Juniper
10 101 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 99 (1.73%) Symantec
12 79 (1.38%) Tableau
13 70 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 69 (1.21%) Apple
15 67 (1.17%) SolarWinds
16 66 (1.15%) F5
16 66 (1.15%) Google
17 64 (1.12%) IBM
18 60 (1.05%) Veeam
19 54 (0.94%) Veritas