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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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3,996 2,611 2,290
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 17.83% 16.81% 16.32%
As % of the Vendors category 46.44% 44.78% 40.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,377 1,899 1,881
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,764
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 8,604 5,831 5,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.39% 37.53% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4,845 4,072 4,395
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,855
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +4.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +6 1,459 £50,000 - 249
Hampshire -2 944 £44,000 -2.22% 121
Surrey +2 735 £52,000 +15.56% 98
Berkshire +9 723 £50,000 -4.76% 95
Buckinghamshire -2 422 £50,000 +11.11% 81
Oxfordshire +19 334 £42,500 -15.00% 74
Kent -2 313 £38,000 -5.00% 66
West Sussex +4 248 £42,500 -5.56% 38
East Sussex +6 189 £52,106 +4.21% 30
Middlesex +4 40 £38,750 -22.50%
Home Counties +9 17 £60,000 -11.11%
Sussex -5 7 £50,000 - 4
Isle of Wight - 1 £28,000 -
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1,480 (37.04%) Azure
2 1,187 (29.70%) Social Skills
3 1,092 (27.33%) Agile
4 1,008 (25.23%) Windows
5 917 (22.95%) SQL
6 907 (22.70%) Microsoft 365
7 809 (20.25%) SQL Server
8 799 (19.99%) C#
9 733 (18.34%) .NET
10 732 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
11 730 (18.27%) Active Directory
12 716 (17.92%) Finance
13 642 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
14 579 (14.49%) Degree
15 554 (13.86%) JavaScript
16 490 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
17 480 (12.01%) Windows Server
18 466 (11.66%) DevOps
19 452 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
20 445 (11.14%) Cybersecurity
21 437 (10.94%) ITIL
22 427 (10.69%) VMware
23 420 (10.51%) Power Platform
24 405 (10.14%) Firewall
25 402 (10.06%) HTML
26 399 (9.98%) Project Management
27 385 (9.63%) ASP.NET
28 382 (9.56%) Scrum
29 374 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
30 372 (9.31%) AWS

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
1 351 (8.78%) SharePoint
2 150 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 94 (2.35%) IIS
4 68 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 34 (0.85%) CMS
6 31 (0.78%) Apache
7 25 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 24 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (0.35%) Confluence
12 13 (0.33%) IBM Domino
12 13 (0.33%) nginx
13 10 (0.25%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.23%) Drupal
14 9 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.20%) WildFly
16 7 (0.18%) WordPress
17 6 (0.15%) Jetty
17 6 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 732 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 452 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 195 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 79 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 61 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.85%) Blender
7 26 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.48%) Maya
8 19 (0.48%) ZBrush
9 15 (0.38%) CATIA
10 14 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.33%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.25%) Acrobat
12 10 (0.25%) FrameMaker
12 10 (0.25%) Photoshop
12 10 (0.25%) RoboHelp
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.13%) Campfire
14 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.050%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 73 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.48%) Academy Housing
2 19 (0.48%) Magento
3 16 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.15%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.075%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.075%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,480 (37.04%) Azure
2 907 (22.70%) Microsoft 365
3 420 (10.51%) Power Platform
4 372 (9.31%) AWS
5 288 (7.21%) Azure DevOps
6 233 (5.83%) SaaS
7 224 (5.61%) PaaS
8 142 (3.55%) Serverless
9 137 (3.43%) IaaS
10 131 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 92 (2.30%) PowerApps
12 91 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 91 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
13 81 (2.03%) GCP
14 73 (1.83%) Azure Service Bus
15 67 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
16 60 (1.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 60 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
17 57 (1.43%) Azure Functions
17 57 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 405 (10.14%) Firewall
2 272 (6.81%) DNS
3 223 (5.58%) DHCP
4 216 (5.41%) LAN
5 200 (5.01%) WAN
6 163 (4.08%) VPN
7 133 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 109 (2.73%) Internet
8 109 (2.73%) VLAN
9 107 (2.68%) Wireless
10 98 (2.45%) SAN
11 92 (2.30%) Network Security
12 91 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
13 89 (2.23%) VoIP
14 52 (1.30%) WLAN
15 47 (1.18%) SD-WAN
16 38 (0.95%) MPLS
17 37 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (0.88%) Unified Communications
19 32 (0.80%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 289 (7.23%) Power BI
3 198 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 161 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
5 149 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 135 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 95 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (1.98%) MongoDB
9 69 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 68 (1.70%) MySQL
11 64 (1.60%) Data Lake
12 58 (1.45%) Big Data
13 54 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 51 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
15 47 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 46 (1.15%) RavenDB
17 42 (1.05%) Oracle Database
18 41 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 38 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
19 38 (0.95%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 303 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 186 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 120 (3.00%) TeamCity
4 117 (2.93%) JIRA
5 105 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 72 (1.80%) Zephyr
7 67 (1.68%) JMeter
8 66 (1.65%) Rational Quality Manager
9 60 (1.50%) Maven
10 59 (1.48%) Gradle
11 45 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 45 (1.13%) Subversion
12 37 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (0.88%) Ant
14 30 (0.75%) JUnit
14 30 (0.75%) Mockito
15 28 (0.70%) Selenium
16 22 (0.55%) Android Studio
17 19 (0.48%) Cucumber
17 19 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,187 (29.70%) Social Skills
2 716 (17.92%) Finance
3 490 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
4 188 (4.70%) Manufacturing
5 167 (4.18%) Marketing
5 167 (4.18%) Presentation Skills
6 153 (3.83%) Organisational Skills
6 153 (3.83%) Retail
7 152 (3.80%) Public Sector
8 142 (3.55%) Legal
9 138 (3.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 133 (3.33%) Telecoms
11 88 (2.20%) Advertising
12 80 (2.00%) Electronics
13 70 (1.75%) Law
14 57 (1.43%) Aviation
15 56 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
16 55 (1.38%) Games
17 52 (1.30%) Local Government
18 46 (1.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 744 (18.62%) Developer
2 525 (13.14%) Analyst
3 307 (7.68%) Architect
4 300 (7.51%) Software Developer
5 231 (5.78%) Support Engineer
6 191 (4.78%) .NET Developer
6 191 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
7 184 (4.60%) Senior Developer
8 178 (4.45%) IT Engineer
9 175 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 158 (3.95%) IT Support
11 147 (3.68%) Project Manager
12 138 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
13 136 (3.40%) Consultant
13 136 (3.40%) Support Analyst
14 118 (2.95%) Software Engineer
15 93 (2.33%) .NET Software Developer
16 92 (2.30%) Service Analyst
17 89 (2.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 89 (2.23%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 733 (18.34%) .NET
2 402 (10.06%) HTML
3 385 (9.63%) ASP.NET
4 324 (8.11%) CSS
5 228 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 192 (4.80%) .NET Core
7 186 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 174 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 171 (4.28%) React
10 168 (4.20%) HTML5
11 133 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 125 (3.13%) Entity Framework
13 116 (2.90%) Vue.js
14 115 (2.88%) CSS3
15 113 (2.83%) JSON
16 103 (2.58%) RESTful
17 95 (2.38%) COM
17 95 (2.38%) Web Services
18 76 (1.90%) jQuery
19 71 (1.78%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 214 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 205 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 141 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 138 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 116 (2.90%) User Experience
6 112 (2.80%) Life Science
7 110 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 103 (2.58%) Data Structures
9 85 (2.13%) IoT
10 79 (1.98%) Cyberattack
11 67 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
12 65 (1.63%) Algorithms
13 63 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
14 62 (1.55%) Driving Licence
15 58 (1.45%) NHS
16 56 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
17 54 (1.35%) Robotics
18 47 (1.18%) Mobile App
19 43 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
20 41 (1.03%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 1,008 (25.23%) Windows
2 480 (12.01%) Windows Server
3 296 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 223 (5.58%) Linux
5 133 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 130 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 108 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 107 (2.68%) Android
9 85 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 72 (1.80%) Unix
11 70 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 41 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (0.98%) Apple iOS
15 34 (0.85%) Ubuntu
15 34 (0.85%) VMS
16 29 (0.73%) Solaris
17 28 (0.70%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.58%) Kali Linux
19 22 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,092 (27.33%) Agile
2 642 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
3 466 (11.66%) DevOps
4 445 (11.14%) Cybersecurity
5 437 (10.94%) ITIL
6 399 (9.98%) Project Management
7 382 (9.56%) Scrum
8 358 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 350 (8.76%) Analytics
10 337 (8.43%) Project Delivery
11 318 (7.96%) CI/CD
12 311 (7.78%) Mentoring
13 293 (7.33%) Test Automation
14 259 (6.48%) Computer Science
15 257 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 246 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 240 (6.01%) Software Engineering
18 233 (5.83%) Time Management
19 231 (5.78%) MVC
20 222 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 917 (22.95%) SQL
2 799 (19.99%) C#
3 554 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 364 (9.11%) PowerShell
5 303 (7.58%) Python
6 216 (5.41%) Java
7 179 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 136 (3.40%) C
9 123 (3.08%) C++
10 83 (2.08%) Bash
11 62 (1.55%) TypeScript
12 60 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 49 (1.23%) PHP
14 43 (1.08%) Perl
15 42 (1.05%) Ruby
16 40 (1.00%) VB
17 33 (0.83%) VB.NET
18 32 (0.80%) Scala
18 32 (0.80%) VBA
19 24 (0.60%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 579 (14.49%) Degree
2 374 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 293 (7.33%) Security Cleared
4 234 (5.86%) SC Cleared
5 116 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (2.25%) MCSE
7 73 (1.83%) DBS Check
8 66 (1.65%) MCP
9 63 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
10 60 (1.50%) HNC
11 59 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (1.30%) CCNA
13 49 (1.23%) CIW
13 49 (1.23%) OCA
13 49 (1.23%) OCP
13 49 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
14 47 (1.18%) CISSP
15 44 (1.10%) CCNP
16 41 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 28 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (5.71%) SLA
2 215 (5.38%) QA
3 129 (3.23%) GDPR
4 102 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (1.75%) PMO
6 59 (1.48%) Data Quality
7 39 (0.98%) NIST
8 35 (0.88%) GRC
9 29 (0.73%) PCI DSS
10 28 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
10 28 (0.70%) ISO 9001
11 22 (0.55%) Good Clinical Practice
12 20 (0.50%) Accessibility
13 13 (0.33%) HL7
14 8 (0.20%) NCSC
15 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.18%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 5 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 730 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 300 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 119 (2.98%) Docker
5 89 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (1.83%) vSphere
7 50 (1.25%) XenApp
8 42 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 30 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 21 (0.53%) Firmware
12 17 (0.43%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.25%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.18%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
18 4 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
18 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 199 (4.98%) SCCM
2 137 (3.43%) Kubernetes
3 132 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 87 (2.18%) Terraform
5 68 (1.70%) HP ALM
6 66 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
7 50 (1.25%) vCenter Server
8 43 (1.08%) Ansible
9 32 (0.80%) SCOM
10 28 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 23 (0.58%) FortiGate
12 18 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
13 17 (0.43%) Puppet
14 16 (0.40%) WSUS
15 14 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
16 13 (0.33%) Nagios
17 12 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
17 12 (0.30%) PaperCut
18 10 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
18 10 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 427 (10.69%) VMware
2 281 (7.03%) Cisco
3 265 (6.63%) Google
4 247 (6.18%) Adobe
5 240 (6.01%) Apple
6 204 (5.11%) Oracle
7 171 (4.28%) Citrix
8 132 (3.30%) HP
9 129 (3.23%) IBM
10 117 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
11 77 (1.93%) Databricks
12 68 (1.70%) SAP
13 58 (1.45%) ServiceNow
14 54 (1.35%) Dell
15 52 (1.30%) Sophos
15 52 (1.30%) Veeam
16 48 (1.20%) NEC
17 46 (1.15%) MuleSoft
18 45 (1.13%) CheckPoint
19 43 (1.08%) Meraki