Period
to 20 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,490 5,615 5,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.03% 18.19% 18.38%
As % of the Vendors category 40.82% 40.60% 38.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,777 4,841 5,109
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 10,999 13,829 15,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.71% 44.79% 47.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,648 10,859 12,185
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2019.

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 2019. 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 1,752 £47,500 +11.76% 328
Hampshire +2 1,253 £41,000 +9.33% 176
Berkshire +2 1,130 £50,000 +11.11% 167
Surrey -2 849 £45,000 -5.26% 140
Buckinghamshire +3 412 £42,500 +13.33% 98
West Sussex -5 303 £45,000 - 33
Oxfordshire -12 211 £45,000 +5.88% 63
Kent -2 152 £42,500 +11.84% 54
East Sussex -10 151 £45,000 -8.16% 24
Middlesex -3 14 £55,000 - 3
M4 Corridor +5 3 £62,500 -
Home Counties +1 2 - -
Isle of Wight +3 1 £35,250 +30.56% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 1,546 (34.43%) Windows
2 1,351 (30.09%) C#
3 1,344 (29.93%) .NET
4 1,313 (29.24%) SQL Server
5 1,266 (28.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 1,258 (28.02%) SQL
7 1,175 (26.17%) Active Directory
8 1,124 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
9 837 (18.64%) Office 365
10 794 (17.68%) Windows Server
11 769 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
12 747 (16.64%) ASP.NET
13 706 (15.72%) JavaScript
14 661 (14.72%) Degree
15 645 (14.37%) MVC
16 613 (13.65%) VMware
17 604 (13.45%) ITIL
18 597 (13.30%) Finance
19 567 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
20 489 (10.89%) HTML
21 453 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
22 450 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 444 (9.89%) Scrum
24 422 (9.40%) Firewall
25 421 (9.38%) CSS
26 389 (8.66%) Project Management
27 376 (8.37%) AngularJS
28 365 (8.13%) Windows 10
29 359 (8.00%) Linux
30 348 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 330 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 329 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 313 (6.97%) IIS
4 119 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
5 108 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (2.00%) Skype for Business
7 74 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 59 (1.31%) Confluence
9 51 (1.14%) Apache
10 49 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
11 46 (1.02%) CMS
12 45 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 31 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
14 25 (0.56%) JBoss
15 22 (0.49%) Apache Spark
15 22 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
16 16 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 769 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
2 339 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 125 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 82 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
5 66 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.22%) FrameMaker
8 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.067%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.022%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.022%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 133 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.51%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.22%) assyst
7 8 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.11%) Shopify
11 4 (0.089%) Oracle Payroll
11 4 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.089%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.089%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.089%) Scribe Insight
12 3 (0.067%) Eloqua
12 3 (0.067%) Maximo
13 2 (0.045%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,266 (28.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 837 (18.64%) Office 365
3 342 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
4 232 (5.17%) SaaS
5 173 (3.85%) PaaS
6 154 (3.43%) IaaS
7 142 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 103 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
9 97 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
10 86 (1.92%) Serverless
11 58 (1.29%) GitHub
12 43 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
13 42 (0.94%) Amazon S3
13 42 (0.94%) Azure Functions
14 34 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
14 34 (0.76%) Mimecast
15 33 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
15 33 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
16 30 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
17 25 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 422 (9.40%) Firewall
2 319 (7.10%) DNS
3 261 (5.81%) DHCP
4 244 (5.43%) WAN
5 221 (4.92%) LAN
6 211 (4.70%) TCP/IP
7 151 (3.36%) Internet
8 140 (3.12%) VPN
9 131 (2.92%) Network Security
10 123 (2.74%) Skype
11 108 (2.41%) SAN
12 103 (2.29%) VoIP
13 78 (1.74%) VLAN
13 78 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
14 76 (1.69%) Wireless
15 51 (1.14%) MPLS
16 43 (0.96%) Intranet
17 39 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
18 34 (0.76%) SMTP
19 32 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,313 (29.24%) SQL Server
2 248 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 225 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 163 (3.63%) Relational Database
5 135 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 134 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
7 131 (2.92%) Power BI
8 127 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 87 (1.94%) MySQL
10 71 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
11 69 (1.54%) Big Data
11 69 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 68 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 62 (1.38%) NoSQL
14 59 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
15 55 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
16 54 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
17 50 (1.11%) SAP BW
18 44 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
19 43 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 334 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 241 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 224 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 142 (3.16%) JIRA
5 77 (1.71%) Selenium
6 75 (1.67%) NUnit
7 68 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 65 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 60 (1.34%) Jenkins
10 53 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 50 (1.11%) MSTest
12 45 (1.00%) Moq
13 43 (0.96%) Ranorex
14 42 (0.94%) Subversion
15 40 (0.89%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 33 (0.73%) Bitbucket
17 30 (0.67%) Maven
17 30 (0.67%) webpack
18 29 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 27 (0.60%) InstallShield
General
1 597 (13.30%) Finance
2 135 (3.01%) Retail
3 98 (2.18%) Advertising
4 94 (2.09%) Marketing
5 90 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 80 (1.78%) Legal
7 72 (1.60%) Back Office
8 54 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 37 (0.82%) Banking
10 33 (0.73%) Billing
11 32 (0.71%) French Language
12 29 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 27 (0.60%) Automotive
13 27 (0.60%) Electronics
13 27 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.56%) Games
15 19 (0.42%) Publishing
16 17 (0.38%) German Language
17 16 (0.36%) Italian Language
17 16 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,047 (23.32%) Developer
2 674 (15.01%) Analyst
3 461 (10.27%) .NET Developer
4 352 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 335 (7.46%) Support Engineer
6 270 (6.01%) Architect
7 264 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 260 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 253 (5.63%) Consultant
10 243 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 231 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
12 220 (4.90%) IT Support
13 219 (4.88%) Senior Developer
14 186 (4.14%) Administrator
15 178 (3.96%) IT Engineer
15 178 (3.96%) Software Engineer
16 165 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
17 158 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
17 158 (3.52%) Project Manager
18 147 (3.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,344 (29.93%) .NET
2 747 (16.64%) ASP.NET
3 489 (10.89%) HTML
4 421 (9.38%) CSS
5 376 (8.37%) AngularJS
6 348 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 347 (7.73%) Web Services
8 306 (6.82%) .NET Framework
9 287 (6.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 224 (4.99%) jQuery
11 203 (4.52%) WCF
12 202 (4.50%) XML
13 191 (4.25%) HTML5
14 164 (3.65%) REST
15 133 (2.96%) Entity Framework
16 129 (2.87%) RESTful
17 126 (2.81%) React
18 103 (2.29%) SOAP
19 90 (2.00%) WPF
20 89 (1.98%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 311 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
3 191 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 171 (3.81%) Data Centre
5 115 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 82 (1.83%) PKI
7 81 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 77 (1.71%) User Experience
9 73 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 73 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 71 (1.58%) Clustering
11 70 (1.56%) Fintech
12 65 (1.45%) Private Cloud
13 55 (1.22%) FMCG
14 48 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
15 44 (0.98%) Public Cloud
16 41 (0.91%) Social Media
17 39 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
18 38 (0.85%) Reinsurance
19 37 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1,546 (34.43%) Windows
2 794 (17.68%) Windows Server
3 365 (8.13%) Windows 10
4 359 (8.00%) Linux
5 342 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 301 (6.70%) Windows 7
6 301 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 106 (2.36%) Windows 8
8 91 (2.03%) Apple iOS
9 86 (1.92%) Android
10 78 (1.74%) Unix
11 67 (1.49%) Windows XP
12 53 (1.18%) CentOS
13 52 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 30 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.42%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.31%) AIX
19 12 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,124 (25.03%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (14.37%) MVC
3 604 (13.45%) ITIL
4 567 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
5 444 (9.89%) Scrum
6 389 (8.66%) Project Management
7 336 (7.48%) Software Engineering
8 291 (6.48%) TDD
9 290 (6.46%) CRM
10 278 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
11 276 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 272 (6.06%) DevOps
13 256 (5.70%) SDLC
14 245 (5.46%) Computer Science
15 237 (5.28%) OO
16 228 (5.08%) Mentoring
16 228 (5.08%) Test Automation
17 225 (5.01%) Unit Testing
18 220 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
19 209 (4.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,351 (30.09%) C#
2 1,258 (28.02%) SQL
3 706 (15.72%) JavaScript
4 347 (7.73%) PowerShell
5 315 (7.02%) T-SQL
6 252 (5.61%) Java
7 181 (4.03%) Python
8 133 (2.96%) C
9 120 (2.67%) C++
10 88 (1.96%) VB.NET
11 65 (1.45%) TypeScript
12 51 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 49 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 47 (1.05%) PHP
15 44 (0.98%) Ruby
16 41 (0.91%) VB
17 35 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 35 (0.78%) Go
17 35 (0.78%) VBScript
18 34 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 661 (14.72%) Degree
2 453 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 283 (6.30%) Security Cleared
4 276 (6.15%) MCSE
5 212 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 179 (3.99%) MCSA
7 138 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 113 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (1.78%) MCP
10 74 (1.65%) CCNA
11 70 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (1.47%) DV Cleared
13 63 (1.40%) A+ Certification
14 55 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 52 (1.16%) MCITP
16 51 (1.14%) CISSP
17 41 (0.91%) PMI Certification
18 40 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 39 (0.87%) ISEB
20 38 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (4.65%) SLA
2 207 (4.61%) QA
3 70 (1.56%) PMO
4 69 (1.54%) GDPR
5 68 (1.51%) Data Quality
6 59 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.49%) GAMP
7 22 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.11%) P3O
14 4 (0.089%) WAI
15 3 (0.067%) COBIT
15 3 (0.067%) FedRAMP
15 3 (0.067%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.067%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,175 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 450 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 344 (7.66%) Hyper-V
4 101 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 85 (1.89%) vSphere
6 64 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 62 (1.38%) Docker
8 55 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 53 (1.18%) XenApp
10 33 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 31 (0.69%) Firmware
12 25 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 22 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (0.40%) XenServer
15 15 (0.33%) VirtualBox
16 11 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.22%) VMware NSX
18 9 (0.20%) Terminal Server
19 7 (0.16%) KVM
19 7 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 274 (6.10%) SCCM
2 109 (2.43%) SCOM
3 65 (1.45%) Ansible
4 55 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 53 (1.18%) WSUS
6 43 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
7 41 (0.91%) Terraform
8 37 (0.82%) Puppet
9 33 (0.73%) vCenter Server
10 32 (0.71%) Kubernetes
11 30 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
12 25 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 24 (0.53%) SCVMM
14 18 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (0.40%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
16 16 (0.36%) Backup Exec
17 14 (0.31%) Kibana
17 14 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
18 13 (0.29%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 613 (13.65%) VMware
2 282 (6.28%) Cisco
3 248 (5.52%) Oracle
4 247 (5.50%) Citrix
5 160 (3.56%) SAP
6 122 (2.72%) HP
7 121 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 98 (2.18%) Google
9 69 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 58 (1.29%) Dell
11 55 (1.22%) Tableau
12 53 (1.18%) Apple
12 53 (1.18%) BMC
12 53 (1.18%) Red Hat
13 49 (1.09%) Sitecore
14 46 (1.02%) IBM
15 43 (0.96%) SolarWinds
15 43 (0.96%) Symantec
16 41 (0.91%) NetApp
17 39 (0.87%) Riverbed