Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,455 5,509 6,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.44% 18.86% 18.17%
As % of the Vendors category 42.70% 40.87% 38.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,593 4,822 5,641
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%

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 12,774 13,479 16,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 43.18% 46.14% 47.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10,156 10,776 13,802
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 2,311 £45,000 +5.88% 379
Berkshire +5 1,372 £50,000 +11.11% 172
Hampshire -1 1,287 £42,500 +8.97% 178
Surrey +2 1,132 £45,000 -1.10% 122
Buckinghamshire +3 568 £42,500 +6.25% 113
Oxfordshire -6 375 £45,000 +5.88% 96
West Sussex +1 313 £40,000 +2.56% 46
Kent -3 196 £36,000 +2.86% 70
East Sussex -15 166 £46,000 +8.24% 30
Middlesex +15 15 £42,500 -5.56% 2
M4 Corridor +3 4 £62,500 -9.42%
Home Counties +2 2 £42,500 -17.07%
Sussex -5 2 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Isle of Wight -13 2 £36,375 +51.56%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 1,786 (32.74%) Windows
2 1,674 (30.69%) SQL Server
3 1,648 (30.21%) .NET
4 1,623 (29.75%) C#
5 1,611 (29.53%) SQL
6 1,316 (24.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,294 (23.72%) Active Directory
8 1,292 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
9 893 (16.37%) Windows Server
10 879 (16.11%) JavaScript
11 840 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
12 813 (14.90%) Office 365
13 802 (14.70%) Finance
14 777 (14.24%) ASP.NET
15 723 (13.25%) VMware
16 678 (12.43%) MVC
17 669 (12.26%) Degree
18 646 (11.84%) HTML
19 634 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
20 596 (10.93%) ITIL
21 533 (9.77%) CSS
22 531 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
23 526 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
24 499 (9.15%) Web Services
25 453 (8.30%) Project Management
26 444 (8.14%) Scrum
27 439 (8.05%) Visual Studio
28 436 (7.99%) Linux
29 425 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
30 423 (7.75%) Hyper-V

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
1 391 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 364 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 281 (5.15%) IIS
4 131 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (1.72%) CMS
6 93 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 93 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 88 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 83 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 74 (1.36%) Confluence
10 59 (1.08%) Apache
11 51 (0.93%) JBoss
12 46 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
13 43 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
13 43 (0.79%) WebLogic
14 42 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 35 (0.64%) Umbraco
16 30 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 26 (0.48%) WebSphere
18 22 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 840 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
2 425 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 136 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 121 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 106 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
9 6 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 5 (0.092%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.073%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.037%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.018%) Abaqus
14 1 (0.018%) InDesign
14 1 (0.018%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 223 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 121 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 115 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 17 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.15%) assyst
6 8 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.13%) BPCS
7 7 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.13%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.092%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.092%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.073%) HFM
9 4 (0.073%) Scribe Insight
10 3 (0.055%) Lawson
10 3 (0.055%) Magento
10 3 (0.055%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1,316 (24.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 813 (14.90%) Office 365
3 377 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
4 245 (4.49%) SaaS
5 216 (3.96%) PaaS
6 193 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
7 166 (3.04%) IaaS
8 109 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 104 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
10 58 (1.06%) Serverless
11 55 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 50 (0.92%) GitHub
13 33 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 32 (0.59%) Azure Functions
15 26 (0.48%) Google Analytics
16 25 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
17 24 (0.44%) Amazon S3
18 23 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
18 23 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
19 22 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 404 (7.41%) Firewall
2 341 (6.25%) DNS
3 298 (5.46%) DHCP
4 273 (5.00%) LAN
5 256 (4.69%) WAN
6 200 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 162 (2.97%) VPN
8 141 (2.58%) Internet
9 132 (2.42%) Network Security
10 124 (2.27%) SAN
11 105 (1.92%) Skype
12 88 (1.61%) Wireless
13 80 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
14 76 (1.39%) VLAN
15 73 (1.34%) Intranet
16 60 (1.10%) VoIP
17 57 (1.04%) WLAN
18 50 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
19 39 (0.71%) WebEx
20 34 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,674 (30.69%) SQL Server
2 404 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 357 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 215 (3.94%) Power BI
5 202 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 188 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 179 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
8 147 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 127 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 123 (2.25%) MySQL
11 117 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
12 93 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 88 (1.61%) NoSQL
14 85 (1.56%) Oracle Database
15 71 (1.30%) Big Data
16 66 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
17 63 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
18 51 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
19 44 (0.81%) Data Lake
20 39 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 439 (8.05%) Visual Studio
2 277 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 234 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 177 (3.24%) JIRA
5 94 (1.72%) Selenium
6 90 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 75 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 74 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 67 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 62 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 53 (0.97%) NUnit
12 50 (0.92%) MSTest
12 50 (0.92%) Ranorex
13 47 (0.86%) Moq
13 47 (0.86%) Subversion
14 39 (0.71%) SpecFlow
15 38 (0.70%) webpack
16 33 (0.60%) Cucumber
17 31 (0.57%) Bitbucket
18 26 (0.48%) JUnit
General
1 802 (14.70%) Finance
2 348 (6.38%) Advertising
3 232 (4.25%) Retail
4 144 (2.64%) Marketing
5 117 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 104 (1.91%) Legal
7 84 (1.54%) French Language
8 70 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 68 (1.25%) German Language
10 57 (1.04%) Back Office
11 56 (1.03%) Spanish Language
12 55 (1.01%) Banking
13 49 (0.90%) Publishing
14 41 (0.75%) Italian Language
15 32 (0.59%) Automotive
16 29 (0.53%) Billing
16 29 (0.53%) Games
17 25 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.42%) Electronics
19 18 (0.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 1,313 (24.07%) Developer
2 769 (14.10%) Analyst
3 526 (9.64%) .NET Developer
4 393 (7.20%) Consultant
5 392 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 361 (6.62%) Support Engineer
7 350 (6.42%) Architect
8 300 (5.50%) Support Analyst
9 299 (5.48%) IT Support
10 286 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
11 249 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 235 (4.31%) Software Developer
13 233 (4.27%) Senior Developer
14 215 (3.94%) Project Manager
15 214 (3.92%) Software Engineer
16 191 (3.50%) Administrator
17 187 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
18 185 (3.39%) SQL Developer
19 184 (3.37%) IT Engineer
20 177 (3.24%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,648 (30.21%) .NET
2 777 (14.24%) ASP.NET
3 646 (11.84%) HTML
4 533 (9.77%) CSS
5 499 (9.15%) Web Services
6 402 (7.37%) AngularJS
7 384 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 330 (6.05%) .NET Framework
9 313 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 283 (5.19%) WCF
11 250 (4.58%) XML
12 249 (4.56%) jQuery
13 200 (3.67%) REST
14 163 (2.99%) HTML5
15 145 (2.66%) WPF
16 130 (2.38%) RESTful
17 119 (2.18%) SOAP
18 104 (1.91%) JSON
19 100 (1.83%) React
20 99 (1.81%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 416 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 295 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 231 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 203 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 193 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 165 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 116 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 108 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 93 (1.70%) Private Cloud
10 92 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 81 (1.48%) User Experience
12 72 (1.32%) PKI
13 71 (1.30%) Social Media
14 62 (1.14%) Clustering
15 61 (1.12%) Public Cloud
16 56 (1.03%) Fintech
17 52 (0.95%) Replication
18 50 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
19 40 (0.73%) Virtual Team
20 39 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,786 (32.74%) Windows
2 893 (16.37%) Windows Server
3 436 (7.99%) Linux
4 408 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 366 (6.71%) Windows 10
6 356 (6.53%) Windows 7
7 344 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 186 (3.41%) Windows 8
9 127 (2.33%) Unix
10 78 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 71 (1.30%) Android
12 51 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (0.62%) CentOS
15 30 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 26 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.26%) Solaris
19 11 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
20 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,292 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (12.43%) MVC
3 634 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
4 596 (10.93%) ITIL
5 453 (8.30%) Project Management
6 444 (8.14%) Scrum
7 405 (7.42%) CRM
8 397 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
9 386 (7.08%) Software Engineering
10 327 (5.99%) Test Automation
11 323 (5.92%) OO
12 306 (5.61%) SDLC
13 288 (5.28%) TDD
14 286 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 263 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
16 257 (4.71%) DevOps
17 246 (4.51%) Migration
18 228 (4.18%) Mentoring
19 225 (4.12%) Service Management
20 222 (4.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,623 (29.75%) C#
2 1,611 (29.53%) SQL
3 879 (16.11%) JavaScript
4 380 (6.97%) T-SQL
5 366 (6.71%) PowerShell
6 294 (5.39%) Java
7 161 (2.95%) C
8 154 (2.82%) Python
9 136 (2.49%) VB.NET
10 132 (2.42%) C++
11 65 (1.19%) PL/SQL
12 60 (1.10%) TypeScript
13 54 (0.99%) VBA
14 48 (0.88%) PHP
14 48 (0.88%) Ruby
15 44 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 44 (0.81%) VB
16 43 (0.79%) Perl
17 39 (0.71%) Go
18 35 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 669 (12.26%) Degree
2 526 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 292 (5.35%) MCSE
4 248 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 165 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 143 (2.62%) MCSA
7 142 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 120 (2.20%) MCP
9 97 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
10 86 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 84 (1.54%) CCNA
12 57 (1.04%) MCITP
13 51 (0.93%) DV Cleared
14 46 (0.84%) A+ Certification
14 46 (0.84%) ISEB
15 45 (0.82%) PMI Certification
16 41 (0.75%) CISSP
17 40 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
18 39 (0.71%) DBS Check
18 39 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (4.20%) QA
2 215 (3.94%) SLA
3 75 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 60 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 55 (1.01%) PMO
6 35 (0.64%) GDPR
7 28 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.22%) GAMP
9 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 6 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.11%) WAI
13 4 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.073%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.073%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.073%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.055%) EFQM
14 3 (0.055%) GAAP
System Software
1 1,294 (23.72%) Active Directory
2 531 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 423 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 111 (2.03%) vSphere
5 108 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (1.65%) Docker
7 68 (1.25%) XenApp
8 60 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 46 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
12 39 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 20 (0.37%) vCloud
13 20 (0.37%) VirtualBox
14 19 (0.35%) XenServer
15 18 (0.33%) Firmware
16 16 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.24%) KVM
17 13 (0.24%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 293 (5.37%) SCCM
2 130 (2.38%) SCOM
3 72 (1.32%) Ansible
4 65 (1.19%) Puppet
5 48 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 48 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (0.88%) vCenter Server
6 36 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 33 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (0.59%) Terraform
9 29 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
10 24 (0.44%) Backup Exec
11 23 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 20 (0.37%) WSUS
13 19 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (0.27%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
16 13 (0.24%) NetBackup
16 13 (0.24%) SCSM
Vendors
1 723 (13.25%) VMware
2 400 (7.33%) Oracle
3 297 (5.44%) Citrix
4 289 (5.30%) Cisco
5 149 (2.73%) ServiceNow
6 145 (2.66%) SAP
7 128 (2.35%) HP
8 123 (2.25%) Google
9 94 (1.72%) Apple
10 80 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 71 (1.30%) BMC
11 71 (1.30%) IBM
11 71 (1.30%) SolarWinds
12 62 (1.14%) Tableau
13 60 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 60 (1.10%) Sitecore
14 58 (1.06%) Dell
15 43 (0.79%) Veeam
16 41 (0.75%) Symantec
17 38 (0.70%) Juniper