Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,312 1,764 4,243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 18.27% 17.32% 18.44%
As % of the Vendors category 45.82% 46.53% 44.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,322 1,358 3,517
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,875 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £60,861 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 7,228 3,791 9,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.87% 37.23% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4,853 2,964 7,434
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +3 1,266 £50,000 - 339
Hampshire -3 787 £47,500 +5.56% 148
Berkshire +5 616 £52,500 +5.00% 166
Surrey +1 565 £52,500 +5.00% 115
Buckinghamshire -2 418 £45,000 -10.00% 104
Oxfordshire +8 244 £42,500 -5.56% 69
West Sussex +7 242 £44,000 -24.14% 39
Kent -1 191 £38,500 +1.32% 82
East Sussex -12 155 £48,750 -3.18% 31
Middlesex +7 18 £45,000 -20.00% 2
Home Counties -6 17 £67,500 +38.46%
Sussex -1 7 £60,000 +11.63% 4
Isle of Wight -6 2 £31,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,583 (47.80%) Azure
2 971 (29.32%) Social Skills
3 931 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
4 928 (28.02%) Windows
5 901 (27.20%) Microsoft 365
6 765 (23.10%) Active Directory
7 741 (22.37%) SQL
8 736 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 721 (21.77%) C#
10 678 (20.47%) .NET
11 637 (19.23%) DevOps
12 547 (16.52%) Finance
13 536 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
14 501 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
15 461 (13.92%) Windows Server
16 433 (13.07%) Analytics
17 414 (12.50%) VMware
18 412 (12.44%) AWS
19 403 (12.17%) Cybersecurity
20 395 (11.93%) JavaScript
21 372 (11.23%) Power Platform
22 367 (11.08%) Degree
23 366 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 341 (10.30%) ITIL
25 338 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
26 327 (9.87%) SharePoint
27 322 (9.72%) Project Management
28 302 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
29 292 (8.82%) Firewall
30 291 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 327 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 152 (4.59%) MS Exchange
3 61 (1.84%) IIS
4 58 (1.75%) CMS
5 42 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 41 (1.24%) Umbraco
7 40 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 26 (0.79%) Apache
10 20 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
10 20 (0.60%) Confluence
11 19 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.57%) WordPress
12 16 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.30%) JBoss
14 10 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.24%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 501 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 291 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.30%) FrameMaker
6 10 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) InVision
8 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
9 5 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.091%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.030%) Campfire
11 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 61 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.72%) Maximo
4 23 (0.69%) NetSuite
5 18 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
6 16 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.24%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.18%) Sage 200
11 6 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
13 3 (0.091%) Magento
13 3 (0.091%) Sage 50
13 3 (0.091%) Sentinel
13 3 (0.091%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,583 (47.80%) Azure
2 901 (27.20%) Microsoft 365
3 412 (12.44%) AWS
4 372 (11.23%) Power Platform
5 236 (7.13%) SaaS
6 230 (6.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 183 (5.53%) PaaS
8 176 (5.31%) IaaS
9 149 (4.50%) Serverless
10 145 (4.38%) Azure Service Bus
11 119 (3.59%) GitHub
12 118 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
13 116 (3.50%) Azure Data Factory
14 98 (2.96%) Azure Logic Apps
15 87 (2.63%) GitHub Actions
16 86 (2.60%) Azure Monitor
17 84 (2.54%) Azure Functions
18 81 (2.45%) Azure Event Grid
19 76 (2.29%) PowerApps
20 73 (2.20%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 292 (8.82%) Firewall
2 191 (5.77%) DNS
3 167 (5.04%) WAN
4 162 (4.89%) LAN
5 159 (4.80%) VPN
6 143 (4.32%) DHCP
7 111 (3.35%) TCP/IP
8 89 (2.69%) Network Security
9 80 (2.42%) VoIP
10 79 (2.39%) VLAN
11 59 (1.78%) Wireless
12 58 (1.75%) Cisco IPT
13 57 (1.72%) Internet
13 57 (1.72%) SAN
14 47 (1.42%) WLAN
15 42 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
16 37 (1.12%) Unified Communications
17 33 (1.00%) SD-WAN
18 28 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
19 27 (0.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 287 (8.67%) Power BI
3 173 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 121 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 116 (3.50%) Relational Database
7 87 (2.63%) Data Lake
8 83 (2.51%) Big Data
9 80 (2.42%) MongoDB
10 79 (2.39%) NoSQL
11 50 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 42 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
15 39 (1.18%) MySQL
16 35 (1.06%) Tableau
17 33 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
17 33 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
18 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 133 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 120 (3.62%) Git (software)
3 107 (3.23%) JIRA
4 51 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (1.42%) Jenkins
5 47 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 38 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 32 (0.97%) Postman
7 32 (0.97%) Selenium
8 24 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (0.69%) NUnit
10 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (0.51%) SpecFlow
12 16 (0.48%) Android Studio
13 15 (0.45%) ERwin
14 13 (0.39%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.33%) MorphX
16 9 (0.27%) kappa
16 9 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 971 (29.32%) Social Skills
2 547 (16.52%) Finance
3 338 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
4 153 (4.62%) Retail
5 147 (4.44%) Organisational Skills
6 129 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 115 (3.47%) Legal
8 104 (3.14%) Marketing
9 100 (3.02%) Public Sector
10 95 (2.87%) Presentation Skills
11 86 (2.60%) Law
12 67 (2.02%) Manufacturing
13 57 (1.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 47 (1.42%) Digital Economy
15 46 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 45 (1.36%) Advertising
17 44 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
18 37 (1.12%) Electronics
19 32 (0.97%) Games
20 31 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 606 (18.30%) Developer
2 484 (14.61%) Analyst
3 256 (7.73%) Architect
4 226 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 225 (6.79%) Software Developer
6 222 (6.70%) Consultant
7 170 (5.13%) IT Support
8 153 (4.62%) IT Engineer
9 142 (4.29%) Support Analyst
10 138 (4.17%) .NET Developer
11 135 (4.08%) C# Developer
12 127 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
13 118 (3.56%) Service Analyst
14 116 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 113 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
16 110 (3.32%) Cloud Consultant
17 108 (3.26%) Security Engineer
18 100 (3.02%) Project Manager
19 98 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
20 96 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (20.47%) .NET
2 270 (8.15%) ASP.NET
3 247 (7.46%) HTML
4 214 (6.46%) CSS
5 181 (5.46%) .NET Core
6 171 (5.16%) .NET Framework
7 160 (4.83%) AngularJS
8 140 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 135 (4.08%) React
10 109 (3.29%) HTML5
11 99 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 99 (2.99%) jQuery
12 91 (2.75%) Kafka
13 82 (2.48%) CSS3
14 78 (2.36%) RESTful
15 72 (2.17%) JSON
16 69 (2.08%) REST
16 69 (2.08%) XML
17 63 (1.90%) Web Services
18 56 (1.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 216 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 201 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
3 175 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 151 (4.56%) Public Cloud
5 76 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 72 (2.17%) User Experience
7 52 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 50 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
9 49 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 49 (1.48%) PKI
10 44 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 43 (1.30%) Robotics
12 41 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 37 (1.12%) Life Science
14 35 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 35 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 34 (1.03%) Legacy Systems
16 33 (1.00%) Algorithms
17 31 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
17 31 (0.94%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 928 (28.02%) Windows
2 461 (13.92%) Windows Server
3 286 (8.64%) Windows 10
4 223 (6.73%) Linux
5 111 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 74 (2.23%) Windows 7
7 74 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
8 67 (2.02%) Android
9 64 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (1.48%) Apple iOS
11 37 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 33 (1.00%) Mac OS
13 26 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.69%) Unix
15 19 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.45%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.33%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 637 (19.23%) DevOps
3 536 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
4 433 (13.07%) Analytics
5 403 (12.17%) Cybersecurity
6 341 (10.30%) ITIL
7 322 (9.72%) Project Management
8 302 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
9 243 (7.34%) CI/CD
10 239 (7.22%) SDLC
11 227 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 216 (6.52%) Scrum
13 192 (5.80%) MVC
14 188 (5.68%) Computer Science
14 188 (5.68%) Migration
15 184 (5.56%) Risk Management
16 180 (5.43%) Test Automation
17 171 (5.16%) Software Licensing
18 170 (5.13%) Software Engineering
19 169 (5.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 741 (22.37%) SQL
2 721 (21.77%) C#
3 395 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 275 (8.30%) PowerShell
5 271 (8.18%) Python
6 186 (5.62%) Java
7 157 (4.74%) T-SQL
8 131 (3.96%) Bash
9 107 (3.23%) C
10 81 (2.45%) Scala
11 65 (1.96%) C++
12 50 (1.51%) Java 8
13 46 (1.39%) TypeScript
14 32 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 30 (0.91%) VB
16 29 (0.88%) R
17 24 (0.72%) VBA
18 22 (0.66%) PHP
19 18 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 17 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 367 (11.08%) Degree
2 366 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 186 (5.62%) Security Cleared
4 148 (4.47%) SC Cleared
5 124 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (3.62%) MCSE
7 73 (2.20%) CISSP
8 66 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 63 (1.90%) MCP
10 61 (1.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 49 (1.48%) CIW
11 49 (1.48%) OCA
11 49 (1.48%) OCP
11 49 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
12 43 (1.30%) CCNA
12 43 (1.30%) MCSA
13 35 (1.06%) AWS Certification
13 35 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
14 28 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (6.49%) SLA
2 118 (3.56%) QA
3 114 (3.44%) GDPR
4 110 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (1.18%) PMO
7 38 (1.15%) Data Quality
8 34 (1.03%) NIST
9 24 (0.72%) Accessibility
10 18 (0.54%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.42%) Good Clinical Practice
12 12 (0.36%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.18%) NCSC
14 5 (0.15%) BS25999
14 5 (0.15%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.12%) COBIT
15 4 (0.12%) SOC 2
16 3 (0.091%) GAMP
System Software
1 765 (23.10%) Active Directory
2 253 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 124 (3.74%) Docker
5 57 (1.72%) vSphere
6 44 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 34 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
11 23 (0.69%) XenApp
12 15 (0.45%) Firmware
13 10 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.27%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.27%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.24%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.21%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.21%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 176 (5.31%) SCCM
2 143 (4.32%) Kubernetes
3 136 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 96 (2.90%) Terraform
5 57 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
6 37 (1.12%) Ansible
7 34 (1.03%) WSUS
8 30 (0.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 25 (0.75%) SCOM
10 20 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
11 16 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (0.39%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.39%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.36%) FortiGate
14 11 (0.33%) Nessus
14 11 (0.33%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.30%) Grafana
16 8 (0.24%) Puppet
17 6 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
17 6 (0.18%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 414 (12.50%) VMware
2 208 (6.28%) Cisco
3 205 (6.19%) Oracle
4 184 (5.56%) Citrix
5 161 (4.86%) Apple
6 160 (4.83%) Adobe
7 122 (3.68%) Databricks
8 105 (3.17%) Google
9 85 (2.57%) Veeam
10 72 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
11 55 (1.66%) ServiceNow
12 51 (1.54%) SAP
13 47 (1.42%) HP
14 44 (1.33%) Meraki
15 39 (1.18%) MuleSoft
15 39 (1.18%) Sophos
16 37 (1.12%) Dell
17 35 (1.06%) Symantec
18 34 (1.03%) Red Hat
19 32 (0.97%) Palo Alto