Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,715 4,540 5,580
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 16.97% 17.63%
As % of the Vendors category 42.72% 40.71% 39.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,258 3,999 4,966
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.28% +5.88%

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 8,697 11,151 14,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.99% 41.69% 44.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6,751 8,922 10,998
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 5 April 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 5 April 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 1,228 £47,500 +5.56% 229
Hampshire 0 944 £45,000 +5.88% 125
Surrey +2 775 £45,000 - 114
Berkshire 0 675 £52,500 +5.00% 107
Buckinghamshire +2 334 £46,500 +3.33% 62
West Sussex +4 304 £45,000 -10.00% 27
East Sussex +21 267 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Oxfordshire +9 223 £42,500 +6.25% 60
Kent +3 142 £37,500 - 39
Sussex - 8 £32,363 -
Middlesex -6 2 £23,000 -58.37% 1
Home Counties +2 1 £65,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 1,336 (35.96%) Azure
2 1,280 (34.45%) Windows
3 1,151 (30.98%) SQL Server
4 1,049 (28.24%) SQL
5 1,017 (27.38%) C#
6 974 (26.22%) .NET
7 847 (22.80%) Active Directory
8 843 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
9 790 (21.27%) Office 365
10 618 (16.64%) JavaScript
11 596 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
12 577 (15.53%) Windows Server
13 569 (15.32%) VMware
14 509 (13.70%) Finance
15 503 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
16 451 (12.14%) ASP.NET
17 428 (11.52%) Degree
18 417 (11.22%) ITIL
19 409 (11.01%) DevOps
20 380 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 368 (9.91%) MVC
22 367 (9.88%) HTML
23 363 (9.77%) Windows 10
23 363 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
24 350 (9.42%) .NET Framework
25 346 (9.31%) AngularJS
26 328 (8.83%) CSS
27 327 (8.80%) AWS
28 319 (8.59%) PowerShell
29 313 (8.43%) 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
1 301 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 263 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 181 (4.87%) IIS
4 94 (2.53%) Skype for Business
5 73 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (1.24%) Confluence
7 43 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 35 (0.94%) Apache
9 31 (0.83%) CMS
10 27 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (0.57%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.35%) SAS
15 11 (0.30%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.22%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.19%) JBoss
18 6 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
18 6 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 596 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 303 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (3.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 90 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 54 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.16%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.11%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.11%) InVision
10 4 (0.11%) Sketch
11 3 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.027%) InDesign
12 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.027%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 184 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.22%) GoldMine
6 7 (0.19%) assyst
7 6 (0.16%) SAP MDG
8 5 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.11%) Exchequer
9 4 (0.11%) Line 50
9 4 (0.11%) Pegasus Opera
9 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.11%) SAP MDM
10 3 (0.081%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.054%) Lawson
11 2 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.054%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 1,336 (35.96%) Azure
2 790 (21.27%) Office 365
3 327 (8.80%) AWS
4 263 (7.08%) SaaS
5 184 (4.95%) Power Platform
6 140 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 139 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
8 129 (3.47%) PaaS
9 126 (3.39%) IaaS
10 50 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (1.21%) OneDrive
12 43 (1.16%) GCP
13 41 (1.10%) Serverless
14 26 (0.70%) Azure Functions
14 26 (0.70%) PowerApps
15 24 (0.65%) GitHub
16 23 (0.62%) Google Analytics
17 21 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
18 20 (0.54%) Akamai
18 20 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 304 (8.18%) Firewall
2 279 (7.51%) DNS
3 240 (6.46%) DHCP
4 189 (5.09%) TCP/IP
5 186 (5.01%) WAN
6 179 (4.82%) LAN
7 172 (4.63%) VPN
8 127 (3.42%) Skype
9 103 (2.77%) SAN
10 90 (2.42%) VLAN
11 88 (2.37%) VoIP
12 87 (2.34%) Internet
13 82 (2.21%) Wireless
14 43 (1.16%) Network Security
15 42 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
17 32 (0.86%) NAS
17 32 (0.86%) Unified Communications
17 32 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
18 31 (0.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,151 (30.98%) SQL Server
2 188 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 181 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 164 (4.41%) Power BI
5 120 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 117 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 98 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 98 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 59 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 55 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 50 (1.35%) Data Lake
12 44 (1.18%) Big Data
13 43 (1.16%) MySQL
14 36 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
15 34 (0.92%) NoSQL
16 31 (0.83%) MongoDB
17 30 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 28 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
19 27 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 252 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 221 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 154 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 114 (3.07%) Selenium
5 98 (2.64%) JIRA
6 64 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 54 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 54 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 53 (1.43%) WebDriver
9 46 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 42 (1.13%) SpecFlow
11 31 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 28 (0.75%) Subversion
13 25 (0.67%) WiX
14 21 (0.57%) NUnit
14 21 (0.57%) webpack
15 20 (0.54%) Grunt
15 20 (0.54%) gulp
16 19 (0.51%) Cucumber
17 13 (0.35%) Postman
General
1 509 (13.70%) Finance
2 138 (3.71%) Retail
3 109 (2.93%) Marketing
4 108 (2.91%) Public Sector
5 95 (2.56%) Legal
6 83 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 75 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 44 (1.18%) Automotive
9 36 (0.97%) Law
10 27 (0.73%) Electronics
11 26 (0.70%) Games
12 25 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 20 (0.54%) Advertising
13 20 (0.54%) Banking
14 19 (0.51%) Back Office
15 18 (0.48%) Publishing
16 15 (0.40%) Local Government
17 13 (0.35%) Billing
17 13 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 856 (23.04%) Developer
2 433 (11.66%) Analyst
3 314 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 311 (8.37%) .NET Developer
5 274 (7.38%) Software Developer
6 252 (6.78%) Architect
7 241 (6.49%) C# Developer
8 231 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 207 (5.57%) IT Support
10 200 (5.38%) Consultant
11 188 (5.06%) IT Engineer
12 140 (3.77%) Senior Developer
13 136 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 126 (3.39%) Support Analyst
15 115 (3.10%) Administrator
16 114 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
17 104 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
18 100 (2.69%) Junior
19 97 (2.61%) C# Software Developer
20 96 (2.58%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 974 (26.22%) .NET
2 451 (12.14%) ASP.NET
3 367 (9.88%) HTML
4 350 (9.42%) .NET Framework
5 346 (9.31%) AngularJS
6 328 (8.83%) CSS
7 246 (6.62%) .NET Core
8 199 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 189 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 179 (4.82%) Web Services
11 154 (4.15%) jQuery
12 139 (3.74%) React
13 131 (3.53%) Entity Framework
14 119 (3.20%) HTML5
15 115 (3.10%) XML
16 112 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 98 (2.64%) REST
18 97 (2.61%) Ajax
19 96 (2.58%) RESTful
20 88 (2.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 299 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 177 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 167 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 109 (2.93%) User Experience
6 99 (2.66%) Clustering
7 97 (2.61%) Driving Licence
8 77 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 68 (1.83%) Public Cloud
10 66 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
11 63 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 57 (1.53%) Private Cloud
13 55 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
14 53 (1.43%) Mobile App
15 36 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 34 (0.92%) Tandem
17 29 (0.78%) CMDB
17 29 (0.78%) Replication
18 28 (0.75%) Algorithms
19 26 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,280 (34.45%) Windows
2 577 (15.53%) Windows Server
3 363 (9.77%) Windows 10
4 285 (7.67%) Linux
5 230 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 221 (5.95%) Windows 7
7 211 (5.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 144 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 71 (1.91%) Windows 8
10 63 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 58 (1.56%) Unix
12 53 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 47 (1.27%) Android
14 42 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
15 38 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.83%) Mac OS
17 20 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.43%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.40%) Solaris
20 13 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
3 417 (11.22%) ITIL
4 409 (11.01%) DevOps
5 368 (9.91%) MVC
6 303 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 287 (7.73%) Project Management
8 274 (7.38%) Scrum
9 272 (7.32%) CRM
10 242 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
11 232 (6.24%) Test Automation
12 198 (5.33%) TDD
13 193 (5.20%) Migration
14 185 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 183 (4.93%) Mentoring
16 182 (4.90%) Computer Science
17 175 (4.71%) Presales
18 171 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
19 169 (4.55%) Analytics
20 160 (4.31%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,049 (28.24%) SQL
2 1,017 (27.38%) C#
3 618 (16.64%) JavaScript
4 319 (8.59%) PowerShell
5 222 (5.98%) T-SQL
6 139 (3.74%) Python
7 103 (2.77%) C
8 86 (2.31%) Java
9 75 (2.02%) PHP
10 60 (1.62%) C++
11 58 (1.56%) TypeScript
12 52 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 46 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 43 (1.16%) VB
15 40 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 32 (0.86%) Perl
17 28 (0.75%) Ruby
18 22 (0.59%) VBScript
19 20 (0.54%) VBA
19 20 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 428 (11.52%) Degree
2 380 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 238 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 190 (5.11%) MCSE
5 122 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 110 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 106 (2.85%) MCSA
9 92 (2.48%) CCNA
10 89 (2.40%) MCP
11 49 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (1.24%) CCNP
13 45 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 42 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 37 (1.00%) A+ Certification
16 27 (0.73%) MCITP
17 25 (0.67%) ISEB
18 21 (0.57%) CISSP
19 18 (0.48%) PMI Certification
19 18 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (6.24%) SLA
2 172 (4.63%) QA
3 61 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 38 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.81%) GDPR
7 23 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.43%) NIST
9 15 (0.40%) COBIT
10 14 (0.38%) PMO
11 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.13%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.11%) GAMP
15 3 (0.081%) GMP
15 3 (0.081%) GxP
15 3 (0.081%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 847 (22.80%) Active Directory
2 363 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 86 (2.31%) Docker
5 65 (1.75%) vSphere
6 57 (1.53%) XenApp
7 54 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 39 (1.05%) Firmware
9 39 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.30%) NFS
15 9 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (0.22%) KVM
17 7 (0.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 244 (6.57%) SCCM
2 81 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 72 (1.94%) Kubernetes
4 68 (1.83%) WSUS
5 65 (1.75%) SCOM
6 36 (0.97%) Terraform
7 33 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 31 (0.83%) Ansible
8 31 (0.83%) Puppet
9 23 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (0.54%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
11 18 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (0.35%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
16 9 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
17 8 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 569 (15.32%) VMware
2 313 (8.43%) Cisco
3 205 (5.52%) Citrix
4 155 (4.17%) HP
5 109 (2.93%) Oracle
6 108 (2.91%) Google
7 81 (2.18%) Dell
8 75 (2.02%) SAP
9 58 (1.56%) NetApp
10 57 (1.53%) IBM
11 52 (1.40%) Xamarin
12 51 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
13 50 (1.35%) Apple
13 50 (1.35%) Veeam
14 49 (1.32%) Juniper
14 49 (1.32%) ServiceNow
15 48 (1.29%) EMC
16 42 (1.13%) Tableau
17 39 (1.05%) Splunk
18 37 (1.00%) Meraki