Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,284 4,501 5,551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 16.38% 16.91% 18.10%
As % of the Vendors category 40.22% 40.69% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,997 3,878 4,949
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,669 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.72%

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 5,679 11,061 13,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.74% 41.55% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4,334 8,751 10,705
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,825 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 -1 781 £50,000 +11.11% 113
Hampshire -1 612 £47,500 +5.56% 108
Berkshire +2 447 £52,500 +10.53% 56
Surrey -5 412 £50,000 +5.26% 36
East Sussex +19 211 £40,000 -20.00% 33
Buckinghamshire +2 201 £50,000 +11.11% 33
West Sussex 0 188 £45,000 -10.00% 29
Oxfordshire -1 139 £47,500 +12.45% 24
Kent -8 52 £33,750 -10.00% 27
Sussex - 7 £32,363 -
Middlesex 0 1 £23,000 -34.52% 1
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 942 (41.24%) Azure
2 757 (33.14%) Windows
3 696 (30.47%) SQL Server
4 694 (30.39%) SQL
5 630 (27.58%) C#
6 613 (26.84%) .NET
7 576 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
8 509 (22.29%) Active Directory
9 460 (20.14%) Office 365
10 401 (17.56%) VMware
11 378 (16.55%) JavaScript
12 361 (15.81%) Windows Server
13 336 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
14 301 (13.18%) Finance
15 294 (12.87%) DevOps
16 284 (12.43%) ASP.NET
17 274 (12.00%) Degree
17 274 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 268 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
19 256 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
20 237 (10.38%) AWS
21 226 (9.89%) MVC
22 222 (9.72%) PowerShell
23 216 (9.46%) Cisco
24 212 (9.28%) Windows 10
25 208 (9.11%) .NET Framework
26 206 (9.02%) HTML
27 205 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 204 (8.93%) ITIL
29 198 (8.67%) Security Cleared

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
1 187 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 145 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 88 (3.85%) IIS
4 56 (2.45%) Skype for Business
5 43 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (1.31%) Confluence
7 21 (0.92%) CMS
8 18 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 16 (0.70%) Apache
10 15 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.35%) Headless CMS
16 7 (0.31%) NetWeaver
16 7 (0.31%) SAS
17 6 (0.26%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 336 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 158 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.044%) InVision
8 1 (0.044%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.044%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 118 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.26%) assyst
7 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.13%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.13%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.088%) Lawson
8 2 (0.088%) SAP IBP
9 1 (0.044%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.044%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.044%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.044%) Line 50
9 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.044%) Primavera
9 1 (0.044%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 942 (41.24%) Azure
2 460 (20.14%) Office 365
3 237 (10.38%) AWS
4 180 (7.88%) SaaS
5 137 (6.00%) Power Platform
6 90 (3.94%) PaaS
7 86 (3.77%) IaaS
8 81 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 81 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
9 51 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (1.40%) GCP
11 29 (1.27%) Serverless
12 24 (1.05%) OneDrive
13 23 (1.01%) PowerApps
14 19 (0.83%) Logic Apps
15 17 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
15 17 (0.74%) GitHub
16 13 (0.57%) Power Automate
17 12 (0.53%) Google Analytics
18 11 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 166 (7.27%) Firewall
2 165 (7.22%) DNS
3 154 (6.74%) DHCP
4 112 (4.90%) Skype
5 96 (4.20%) TCP/IP
6 93 (4.07%) LAN
7 89 (3.90%) SAN
8 85 (3.72%) WAN
9 70 (3.06%) VPN
10 49 (2.15%) Wireless
11 46 (2.01%) VoIP
12 43 (1.88%) VLAN
13 38 (1.66%) Internet
14 28 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
16 25 (1.09%) NetScaler
17 20 (0.88%) NAS
17 20 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
18 18 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (30.47%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.39%) Power BI
3 117 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 102 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 99 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (3.98%) Azure SQL Database
7 88 (3.85%) Relational Database
8 62 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 56 (2.45%) Big Data
10 55 (2.41%) Data Lake
11 51 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 43 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 33 (1.44%) NoSQL
14 27 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 21 (0.92%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 131 (5.74%) Visual Studio
2 114 (4.99%) Git (software)
3 73 (3.20%) Selenium
4 59 (2.58%) JIRA
5 57 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (1.80%) WebDriver
7 38 (1.66%) SpecFlow
8 33 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (1.23%) Jenkins
10 22 (0.96%) SoapUI
10 22 (0.96%) webpack
11 21 (0.92%) NUnit
12 20 (0.88%) Grunt
12 20 (0.88%) gulp
13 17 (0.74%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.66%) Subversion
15 14 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 12 (0.53%) Moq
18 11 (0.48%) Cucumber
General
1 301 (13.18%) Finance
2 61 (2.67%) Public Sector
3 59 (2.58%) Retail
4 54 (2.36%) Marketing
5 44 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 43 (1.88%) Legal
7 42 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.09%) Law
9 20 (0.88%) Advertising
9 20 (0.88%) Games
10 19 (0.83%) Banking
11 18 (0.79%) Electronics
12 15 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.66%) Automotive
13 11 (0.48%) Back Office
13 11 (0.48%) Local Government
14 10 (0.44%) Norwegian Language
15 9 (0.39%) Military
16 7 (0.31%) Publishing
17 5 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 540 (23.64%) Developer
2 234 (10.25%) Analyst
3 196 (8.58%) .NET Developer
4 175 (7.66%) Support Engineer
5 172 (7.53%) Architect
6 153 (6.70%) C# Developer
7 142 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 134 (5.87%) Consultant
9 125 (5.47%) IT Engineer
10 122 (5.34%) Software Developer
11 103 (4.51%) IT Support
12 99 (4.33%) Senior Developer
13 95 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
14 67 (2.93%) Administrator
15 66 (2.89%) Junior
15 66 (2.89%) Project Manager
16 65 (2.85%) Support Analyst
17 60 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
18 58 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
19 57 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 613 (26.84%) .NET
2 284 (12.43%) ASP.NET
3 208 (9.11%) .NET Framework
4 206 (9.02%) HTML
5 187 (8.19%) AngularJS
6 177 (7.75%) CSS
7 161 (7.05%) .NET Core
8 118 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 109 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 106 (4.64%) React
11 98 (4.29%) Web Services
12 95 (4.16%) Entity Framework
13 90 (3.94%) jQuery
14 75 (3.28%) HTML5
15 65 (2.85%) XML
16 63 (2.76%) REST
17 57 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 52 (2.28%) NHibernate
19 46 (2.01%) RESTful
20 43 (1.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 175 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 82 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 78 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (2.85%) User Experience
6 62 (2.71%) Clustering
7 53 (2.32%) Public Cloud
8 49 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (2.10%) Driving Licence
10 46 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
11 45 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
12 43 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 35 (1.53%) PKI
14 34 (1.49%) CMDB
15 32 (1.40%) Private Cloud
16 29 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
17 27 (1.18%) Virtual Team
18 24 (1.05%) Algorithms
19 23 (1.01%) Data Structures
20 21 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 757 (33.14%) Windows
2 361 (15.81%) Windows Server
3 212 (9.28%) Windows 10
4 187 (8.19%) Linux
5 156 (6.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 151 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 114 (4.99%) Windows 7
8 86 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 52 (2.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 44 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 39 (1.71%) Unix
13 37 (1.62%) Android
14 36 (1.58%) Apple iOS
15 22 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.83%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.66%) Solaris
18 13 (0.57%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.48%) CentOS
20 8 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (12.87%) DevOps
3 268 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
4 226 (9.89%) MVC
5 205 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 204 (8.93%) ITIL
7 189 (8.27%) Test Automation
8 186 (8.14%) Scrum
9 184 (8.06%) Project Management
10 183 (8.01%) CRM
11 176 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
12 138 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 132 (5.78%) Presales
14 125 (5.47%) Project Delivery
15 119 (5.21%) TDD
16 117 (5.12%) Migration
17 110 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
18 105 (4.60%) Software Engineering
19 103 (4.51%) Computer Science
20 101 (4.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 694 (30.39%) SQL
2 630 (27.58%) C#
3 378 (16.55%) JavaScript
4 222 (9.72%) PowerShell
5 131 (5.74%) T-SQL
6 116 (5.08%) Python
7 49 (2.15%) Java
8 48 (2.10%) Bash Shell
8 48 (2.10%) TypeScript
9 43 (1.88%) C
10 37 (1.62%) VB.NET
11 31 (1.36%) VB
12 29 (1.27%) C++
13 24 (1.05%) PHP
14 19 (0.83%) R
15 18 (0.79%) Perl
16 15 (0.66%) VBA
17 13 (0.57%) VBScript
18 12 (0.53%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 274 (12.00%) Degree
2 256 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 198 (8.67%) Security Cleared
4 131 (5.74%) MCSE
5 91 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (3.81%) SC Cleared
7 74 (3.24%) MCSA
8 71 (3.11%) CCNA
9 52 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 52 (2.28%) DV Cleared
10 51 (2.23%) MCP
11 38 (1.66%) CCNP
12 31 (1.36%) MCITP
13 30 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
15 21 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.70%) ISEB
17 15 (0.66%) A+ Certification
18 12 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
18 12 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (4.82%) QA
2 108 (4.73%) SLA
3 42 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.18%) GDPR
5 20 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.48%) NIST
9 10 (0.44%) PMO
10 9 (0.39%) NCSC
11 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.22%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.13%) COBIT
14 3 (0.13%) GMP
14 3 (0.13%) GxP
14 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.088%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.044%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 509 (22.29%) Active Directory
2 274 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 68 (2.98%) vSphere
5 57 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (2.19%) Docker
7 36 (1.58%) XenApp
8 35 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (0.74%) Firmware
12 12 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.48%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.22%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 180 (7.88%) SCCM
2 62 (2.71%) WSUS
3 51 (2.23%) SCOM
4 49 (2.15%) Kubernetes
5 48 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 37 (1.62%) Terraform
7 32 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 30 (1.31%) Ansible
9 28 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 24 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
10 24 (1.05%) SCVMM
11 20 (0.88%) Puppet
12 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (0.61%) PowerCLI
13 13 (0.57%) SCOrch
13 13 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.53%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 401 (17.56%) VMware
2 216 (9.46%) Cisco
3 140 (6.13%) Citrix
4 99 (4.33%) HP
5 79 (3.46%) Google
6 65 (2.85%) Oracle
7 58 (2.54%) SAP
8 51 (2.23%) Dell
9 50 (2.19%) Xamarin
10 49 (2.15%) IBM
11 44 (1.93%) NetApp
12 43 (1.88%) Juniper
13 39 (1.71%) Symantec
14 34 (1.49%) EMC
15 33 (1.44%) Veeam
16 29 (1.27%) Apple
17 28 (1.23%) ServiceNow
18 27 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
18 27 (1.18%) Splunk
19 26 (1.14%) Red Hat