Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4,382 5,383 5,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.03% 18.47% 18.82%
As % of the Vendors category 40.70% 42.71% 40.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,543 4,521 4,780
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 10,767 12,604 13,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.85% 43.24% 46.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8,232 10,006 10,702
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -2 1,384 £45,000 - 373
Hampshire +1 1,203 £45,000 +5.88% 213
Surrey +1 921 £47,500 +5.56% 221
Berkshire -4 769 £45,000 -10.00% 182
West Sussex +2 391 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Buckinghamshire -3 347 £45,000 +5.88% 92
Oxfordshire +1 272 £45,674 +1.50% 99
Kent +5 243 £42,500 +18.06% 108
East Sussex +15 190 £50,000 +9.89% 32
Middlesex -7 10 £36,250 -14.71% 2
Isle of Wight +2 7 £30,000 -17.53%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,702 (38.84%) Windows
2 1,525 (34.80%) Azure
3 1,207 (27.54%) SQL Server
4 1,101 (25.13%) C#
5 1,067 (24.35%) Active Directory
6 1,040 (23.73%) .NET
7 1,018 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
8 997 (22.75%) SQL
9 953 (21.75%) Office 365
10 773 (17.64%) Windows Server
11 771 (17.59%) ITIL
12 750 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
13 708 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
14 704 (16.07%) VMware
15 672 (15.34%) Degree
16 553 (12.62%) Finance
17 527 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 506 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
19 498 (11.36%) Windows 10
20 471 (10.75%) Cisco
21 459 (10.47%) JavaScript
22 456 (10.41%) AWS
23 455 (10.38%) PowerShell
24 443 (10.11%) ASP.NET
25 434 (9.90%) Citrix
26 392 (8.95%) MS Exchange
26 392 (8.95%) MVC
27 389 (8.88%) Firewall
28 384 (8.76%) DevOps
29 378 (8.63%) Windows 7

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
1 392 (8.95%) MS Exchange
2 377 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 229 (5.23%) IIS
4 133 (3.04%) Skype for Business
5 110 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 105 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 82 (1.87%) Confluence
8 66 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 40 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (0.73%) Apache
10 32 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 27 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (0.57%) CMS
13 22 (0.50%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.30%) Umbraco
15 12 (0.27%) nginx
16 10 (0.23%) JBoss
16 10 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 750 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
2 323 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 112 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 45 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.046%) SPSS
8 2 (0.046%) Windchill
9 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.023%) InDesign
9 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 185 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.55%) Elite 3E
5 22 (0.50%) Carpe Diem
6 17 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 13 (0.30%) SAP BPC
8 12 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.18%) nopCommerce
10 7 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.14%) Sage X3
11 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.091%) ContrOCC
12 4 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.091%) SAP ERP
13 3 (0.068%) Sage 200
13 3 (0.068%) SAP Hybris
13 3 (0.068%) SAP IBP
13 3 (0.068%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1,525 (34.80%) Azure
2 953 (21.75%) Office 365
3 456 (10.41%) AWS
4 216 (4.93%) Power Platform
5 177 (4.04%) Dynamics 365
6 176 (4.02%) IaaS
7 170 (3.88%) PaaS
8 164 (3.74%) SaaS
9 125 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 111 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
11 92 (2.10%) GCP
12 57 (1.30%) Serverless
13 45 (1.03%) GitHub
14 43 (0.98%) Azure Functions
15 41 (0.94%) OneDrive
16 30 (0.68%) PowerApps
17 27 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 27 (0.62%) Slack
18 22 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
19 21 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 389 (8.88%) Firewall
2 341 (7.78%) DNS
3 287 (6.55%) DHCP
4 250 (5.71%) WAN
5 232 (5.29%) TCP/IP
6 231 (5.27%) LAN
7 211 (4.82%) VPN
8 147 (3.35%) VoIP
9 130 (2.97%) Skype
10 125 (2.85%) SAN
11 99 (2.26%) VLAN
12 95 (2.17%) Wireless
13 94 (2.15%) Internet
14 86 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
15 80 (1.83%) Network Security
16 56 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (0.96%) NAS
18 39 (0.89%) Unified Communications
19 38 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
20 35 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,207 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 204 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 189 (4.31%) Power BI
4 169 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 133 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 108 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 95 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 81 (1.85%) Big Data
9 74 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 63 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 58 (1.32%) MySQL
12 55 (1.26%) NoSQL
12 55 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 47 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 44 (1.00%) MongoDB
16 41 (0.94%) Data Lake
17 40 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
18 37 (0.84%) DB2
19 36 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 301 (6.87%) Visual Studio
2 274 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 196 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 166 (3.79%) Selenium
5 161 (3.67%) JIRA
6 122 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 110 (2.51%) Jenkins
8 87 (1.99%) SpecFlow
9 73 (1.67%) TeamCity
10 60 (1.37%) WebDriver
11 40 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (0.87%) NUnit
13 37 (0.84%) WiX
14 35 (0.80%) Subversion
15 34 (0.78%) MSI
16 31 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
17 25 (0.57%) Cucumber
18 24 (0.55%) Bitbucket
19 21 (0.48%) Fiddler
20 20 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 553 (12.62%) Finance
2 142 (3.24%) Retail
3 110 (2.51%) Manufacturing
4 109 (2.49%) Public Sector
5 86 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 80 (1.83%) Legal
7 68 (1.55%) Marketing
8 56 (1.28%) Law
9 45 (1.03%) Aerospace
10 41 (0.94%) Back Office
11 29 (0.66%) Games
12 28 (0.64%) Banking
13 25 (0.57%) Electronics
14 21 (0.48%) Advertising
14 21 (0.48%) Local Government
15 16 (0.37%) Automotive
15 16 (0.37%) Military
16 14 (0.32%) Billing
16 14 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 864 (19.72%) Developer
2 672 (15.34%) Analyst
3 386 (8.81%) Support Engineer
4 372 (8.49%) .NET Developer
5 291 (6.64%) Architect
5 291 (6.64%) Consultant
6 272 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 257 (5.86%) IT Support
8 226 (5.16%) IT Engineer
9 216 (4.93%) C# Developer
10 191 (4.36%) Software Developer
11 177 (4.04%) Support Analyst
12 169 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 168 (3.83%) Service Analyst
14 157 (3.58%) C# .NET Developer
14 157 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
15 147 (3.35%) Senior Developer
16 134 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
17 121 (2.76%) Administrator
18 119 (2.72%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,040 (23.73%) .NET
2 443 (10.11%) ASP.NET
3 330 (7.53%) HTML
4 323 (7.37%) AngularJS
5 281 (6.41%) Web Services
6 264 (6.02%) .NET Framework
7 251 (5.73%) CSS
8 217 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 188 (4.29%) WCF
10 165 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 164 (3.74%) .NET Core
12 161 (3.67%) XML
13 137 (3.13%) RESTful
14 131 (2.99%) jQuery
15 128 (2.92%) REST
16 124 (2.83%) SOAP
17 118 (2.69%) HTML5
18 114 (2.60%) React
19 95 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 84 (1.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 343 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 231 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
4 191 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 87 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 83 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 79 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 78 (1.78%) Driving Licence
9 76 (1.73%) User Experience
10 66 (1.51%) Clustering
11 59 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 58 (1.32%) Replication
13 55 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 48 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
15 46 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 42 (0.96%) iPad
16 42 (0.96%) Virtual Team
17 36 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
18 30 (0.68%) Blackberry
19 28 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,702 (38.84%) Windows
2 773 (17.64%) Windows Server
3 498 (11.36%) Windows 10
4 378 (8.63%) Windows 7
5 367 (8.38%) Linux
6 351 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 232 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (2.21%) Unix
9 96 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 84 (1.92%) Android
11 70 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 38 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 35 (0.80%) Solaris
14 26 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 26 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 23 (0.52%) CentOS
16 22 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.50%) VMS
17 21 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,018 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (17.59%) ITIL
3 708 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
4 392 (8.95%) MVC
5 384 (8.76%) DevOps
6 369 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 322 (7.35%) Test Automation
8 289 (6.60%) Scrum
9 279 (6.37%) CRM
10 278 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
11 240 (5.48%) Project Management
12 239 (5.45%) Computer Science
13 234 (5.34%) Migration
14 232 (5.29%) Mentoring
15 220 (5.02%) Software Engineering
15 220 (5.02%) TDD
16 205 (4.68%) SDLC
17 187 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
18 174 (3.97%) Service Management
19 170 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,101 (25.13%) C#
2 997 (22.75%) SQL
3 459 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 455 (10.38%) PowerShell
5 244 (5.57%) T-SQL
6 214 (4.88%) Java
7 192 (4.38%) Python
8 111 (2.53%) C++
9 87 (1.99%) C
10 81 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 50 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 47 (1.07%) TypeScript
13 36 (0.82%) VB
14 33 (0.75%) Ruby
15 29 (0.66%) R
16 25 (0.57%) Objective-C
17 23 (0.52%) Perl
18 21 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 21 (0.48%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 672 (15.34%) Degree
2 506 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 272 (6.21%) MCSE
4 240 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 204 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 175 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 164 (3.74%) CCNA
8 131 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 129 (2.94%) MCP
10 125 (2.85%) MCSA
11 71 (1.62%) DV Cleared
12 68 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 67 (1.53%) CCNP
14 56 (1.28%) MCITP
15 50 (1.14%) A+ Certification
16 49 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
17 44 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
18 34 (0.78%) AWS Certification
19 29 (0.66%) CISSP
19 29 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (6.25%) SLA
2 152 (3.47%) QA
3 68 (1.55%) GDPR
4 60 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 43 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.78%) PMO
7 27 (0.62%) NIST
8 18 (0.41%) NCSC
9 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.23%) P3O
13 9 (0.21%) COBIT
13 9 (0.21%) GAMP
14 6 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
14 6 (0.14%) ISO 31000
14 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,067 (24.35%) Active Directory
2 527 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 370 (8.44%) Hyper-V
4 91 (2.08%) Docker
5 83 (1.89%) vSphere
6 80 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (1.30%) XenApp
8 49 (1.12%) Firmware
9 48 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 46 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 21 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 15 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (0.34%) VirtualBox
15 13 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 13 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.25%) NFS
17 8 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 238 (5.43%) SCCM
2 118 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 94 (2.15%) SCOM
4 72 (1.64%) Puppet
5 69 (1.57%) Ansible
6 57 (1.30%) Terraform
7 55 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (1.19%) WSUS
9 51 (1.16%) Kubernetes
9 51 (1.16%) vCenter Server
10 40 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
11 32 (0.73%) IBM BigFix
11 32 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
12 28 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
13 26 (0.59%) Backup Exec
13 26 (0.59%) SCVMM
14 24 (0.55%) Kibana
15 15 (0.34%) DameWare
16 13 (0.30%) NetBackup
17 12 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 704 (16.07%) VMware
2 471 (10.75%) Cisco
3 434 (9.90%) Citrix
4 194 (4.43%) Oracle
5 168 (3.83%) HP
6 135 (3.08%) SAP
7 134 (3.06%) Google
8 123 (2.81%) Dell
9 113 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 87 (1.99%) Veeam
11 81 (1.85%) IBM
12 68 (1.55%) Aruba
13 60 (1.37%) NetApp
14 49 (1.12%) SolarWinds
15 44 (1.00%) Apple
15 44 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 42 (0.96%) Mitel
17 41 (0.94%) Nimble Storage
17 41 (0.94%) Xamarin
18 40 (0.91%) Meraki