Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5,568 5,545 7,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.27% 18.68% 18.77%
As % of the Vendors category 41.08% 40.13% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,628 4,937 6,265
South East median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,150 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.85%

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 13,553 13,819 18,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 44.48% 46.56% 48.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10,823 11,247 15,405
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -1.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +2 2,314 £45,000 +5.88% 292
Hampshire -2 1,283 £40,000 - 152
Berkshire +4 1,266 £50,000 +11.11% 144
Surrey +1 1,162 £44,000 -2.22% 101
Buckinghamshire +4 615 £40,000 +6.67% 70
Oxfordshire -1 440 £45,000 +12.50% 78
West Sussex -1 327 £40,000 +2.56% 25
Kent -4 222 £37,500 - 52
East Sussex -16 183 £45,500 +1.11% 19
Middlesex +8 18 £53,750 +8.04% 2
Sussex -13 10 £45,000 +38.46%
Home Counties +3 2 £42,500 -22.73%
Isle of Wight -12 2 £41,250 +26.92%
M4 Corridor +5 1 £100,000 +44.93%
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1,921 (34.50%) Windows
2 1,707 (30.66%) SQL Server
3 1,705 (30.62%) SQL
4 1,653 (29.69%) .NET
5 1,644 (29.53%) C#
6 1,285 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 1,235 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
8 1,209 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 932 (16.74%) JavaScript
10 922 (16.56%) Windows Server
11 861 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
12 802 (14.40%) ASP.NET
13 789 (14.17%) Office 365
14 758 (13.61%) VMware
15 722 (12.97%) MVC
16 720 (12.93%) Finance
17 707 (12.70%) HTML
18 647 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
19 642 (11.53%) Degree
20 628 (11.28%) ITIL
21 583 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 568 (10.20%) CSS
23 511 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
24 463 (8.32%) Linux
25 460 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
26 450 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
27 448 (8.05%) Web Services
28 444 (7.97%) Hyper-V
29 440 (7.90%) Oracle
30 432 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 417 (7.49%) MS Exchange
2 395 (7.09%) SharePoint
3 256 (4.60%) IIS
4 173 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 141 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 98 (1.76%) CMS
7 97 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 83 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 77 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 76 (1.36%) Apache
11 59 (1.06%) Confluence
12 58 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 48 (0.86%) WebLogic
14 47 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 46 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
16 45 (0.81%) JBoss
16 45 (0.81%) WebSphere
17 43 (0.77%) Umbraco
18 41 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
19 32 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 861 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 460 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 149 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 128 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 75 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.14%) RoboHelp
10 7 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.072%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.036%) SPSS
15 1 (0.018%) Autodesk Inventor
15 1 (0.018%) InDesign
15 1 (0.018%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 253 (4.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
3 134 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.14%) assyst
8 7 (0.13%) BPCS
8 7 (0.13%) Elite 3E
8 7 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.090%) ResourceLink
11 4 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.072%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.072%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.072%) Primavera
11 4 (0.072%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
12 3 (0.054%) HFM
12 3 (0.054%) Sage 200
13 2 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,209 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 789 (14.17%) Office 365
3 392 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 215 (3.86%) Dynamics 365
5 199 (3.57%) SaaS
6 164 (2.95%) IaaS
7 163 (2.93%) PaaS
8 92 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 78 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 46 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 41 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
12 37 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
13 35 (0.63%) GitHub
14 28 (0.50%) Google Analytics
15 26 (0.47%) Serverless
16 24 (0.43%) OneDrive
17 17 (0.31%) NuGet
18 14 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
19 13 (0.23%) Mimecast
20 12 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 395 (7.09%) Firewall
2 344 (6.18%) DNS
3 310 (5.57%) DHCP
4 291 (5.23%) LAN
5 271 (4.87%) WAN
6 218 (3.92%) TCP/IP
7 147 (2.64%) VPN
8 141 (2.53%) SAN
9 115 (2.07%) Internet
10 108 (1.94%) Network Security
11 105 (1.89%) Wireless
12 91 (1.63%) Skype
13 81 (1.45%) VoIP
14 74 (1.33%) Intranet
15 67 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
16 60 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
16 60 (1.08%) VLAN
17 44 (0.79%) WLAN
18 42 (0.75%) NAS
19 39 (0.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,707 (30.66%) SQL Server
2 410 (7.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 378 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 230 (4.13%) Power BI
5 203 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 183 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 169 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
8 163 (2.93%) Relational Database
9 161 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 160 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 132 (2.37%) MySQL
12 114 (2.05%) Oracle Database
13 97 (1.74%) NoSQL
14 72 (1.29%) Big Data
14 72 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
15 66 (1.19%) RDBMS
16 64 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
17 58 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
18 48 (0.86%) MongoDB
19 47 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 380 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 267 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 247 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 136 (2.44%) JIRA
5 88 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 80 (1.44%) Selenium
7 78 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 78 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 68 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 48 (0.86%) Subversion
10 43 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 39 (0.70%) NUnit
12 33 (0.59%) SpecFlow
13 25 (0.45%) Cucumber
14 24 (0.43%) WebDriver
15 20 (0.36%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.36%) MSTest
16 19 (0.34%) Ranorex
17 17 (0.31%) MSBuild
17 17 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 720 (12.93%) Finance
2 394 (7.08%) Advertising
3 256 (4.60%) Retail
4 136 (2.44%) Marketing
5 115 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 106 (1.90%) Legal
7 95 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 84 (1.51%) French Language
8 84 (1.51%) German Language
9 75 (1.35%) Publishing
10 55 (0.99%) Spanish Language
11 41 (0.74%) Back Office
11 41 (0.74%) Italian Language
12 35 (0.63%) Banking
13 31 (0.56%) Games
14 27 (0.48%) Billing
15 26 (0.47%) Automotive
16 21 (0.38%) Law
17 19 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,358 (24.39%) Developer
2 860 (15.45%) Analyst
3 565 (10.15%) .NET Developer
4 444 (7.97%) Consultant
5 418 (7.51%) C# Developer
6 375 (6.73%) Architect
7 360 (6.47%) Support Engineer
8 335 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 326 (5.85%) IT Support
10 272 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 251 (4.51%) Senior Developer
12 239 (4.29%) Software Developer
13 194 (3.48%) IT Analyst
13 194 (3.48%) IT Engineer
14 193 (3.47%) SQL Developer
15 192 (3.45%) Administrator
16 190 (3.41%) Software Engineer
17 187 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 180 (3.23%) Project Manager
19 171 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,653 (29.69%) .NET
2 802 (14.40%) ASP.NET
3 707 (12.70%) HTML
4 568 (10.20%) CSS
5 448 (8.05%) Web Services
6 432 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 388 (6.97%) AngularJS
8 363 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 344 (6.18%) .NET Framework
10 316 (5.68%) WCF
11 278 (4.99%) jQuery
12 229 (4.11%) XML
13 186 (3.34%) WPF
14 179 (3.21%) RESTful
15 174 (3.13%) HTML5
15 174 (3.13%) REST
16 137 (2.46%) JSON
17 126 (2.26%) Ajax
18 109 (1.96%) SOAP
19 99 (1.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 450 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
3 253 (4.54%) Computer Science
4 196 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 194 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
6 168 (3.02%) Data Centre
7 127 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 115 (2.07%) Driving Licence
9 88 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 74 (1.33%) User Experience
11 73 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 71 (1.28%) Clustering
13 70 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 63 (1.13%) Replication
15 42 (0.75%) iPhone
16 41 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
17 39 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
18 38 (0.68%) Virtual Team
19 37 (0.66%) Social Media
20 35 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,921 (34.50%) Windows
2 922 (16.56%) Windows Server
3 463 (8.32%) Linux
4 404 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 360 (6.47%) Windows 7
6 354 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 330 (5.93%) Windows 10
8 186 (3.34%) Windows 8
9 145 (2.60%) Unix
10 81 (1.45%) Android
11 77 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 66 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 48 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 37 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (0.66%) Windows XP
15 27 (0.48%) CentOS
16 20 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.22%) Solaris
18 9 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,235 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (12.97%) MVC
3 647 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
4 628 (11.28%) ITIL
5 395 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
6 381 (6.84%) Project Management
6 381 (6.84%) Scrum
7 374 (6.72%) CRM
8 338 (6.07%) Software Engineering
9 337 (6.05%) TDD
10 320 (5.75%) OO
10 320 (5.75%) Test Automation
11 309 (5.55%) SDLC
12 235 (4.22%) Migration
13 224 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
14 219 (3.93%) DevOps
15 215 (3.86%) Service Management
16 214 (3.84%) Presales
17 209 (3.75%) ERP
18 204 (3.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,705 (30.62%) SQL
2 1,644 (29.53%) C#
3 932 (16.74%) JavaScript
4 401 (7.20%) T-SQL
5 358 (6.43%) PowerShell
6 247 (4.44%) Java
7 154 (2.77%) Python
8 153 (2.75%) C
9 136 (2.44%) C++
10 135 (2.42%) VB.NET
11 82 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 71 (1.28%) Ruby
13 68 (1.22%) VB
14 63 (1.13%) VBA
15 53 (0.95%) TypeScript
16 49 (0.88%) PHP
17 46 (0.83%) Perl
18 33 (0.59%) X++
19 31 (0.56%) Go
20 28 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 642 (11.53%) Degree
2 583 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 299 (5.37%) MCSE
4 232 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 166 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 163 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 152 (2.73%) MCSA
8 137 (2.46%) MCP
9 115 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
10 97 (1.74%) CCNA
11 82 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 70 (1.26%) DBS Check
13 66 (1.19%) MCITP
14 56 (1.01%) DV Cleared
15 46 (0.83%) MCTS
16 44 (0.79%) A+ Certification
16 44 (0.79%) ISEB
17 43 (0.77%) PMI Certification
18 38 (0.68%) CCNP
18 38 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (3.95%) SLA
2 192 (3.45%) QA
3 68 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 59 (1.06%) PMO
6 38 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.57%) GDPR
8 23 (0.41%) GAMP
9 11 (0.20%) GCP
10 9 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 9 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.090%) WAI
13 3 (0.054%) EFQM
13 3 (0.054%) GAAP
13 3 (0.054%) HL7
13 3 (0.054%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.036%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,285 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 511 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 444 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 118 (2.12%) vSphere
5 97 (1.74%) Docker
6 81 (1.45%) XenApp
7 75 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 65 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 64 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 49 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 44 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 29 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (0.45%) vCloud
15 23 (0.41%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.32%) Firmware
16 18 (0.32%) XenServer
17 15 (0.27%) VirtualBox
17 15 (0.27%) VMware NSX
18 14 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 307 (5.51%) SCCM
2 133 (2.39%) SCOM
3 92 (1.65%) Puppet
4 59 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 53 (0.95%) Ansible
5 53 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (0.77%) WSUS
7 41 (0.74%) vCenter Server
8 31 (0.56%) Terraform
9 30 (0.54%) Kubernetes
10 29 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 28 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 23 (0.41%) Packer
13 22 (0.40%) Kibana
14 21 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.27%) logstash
16 15 (0.27%) OPNET
16 15 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 758 (13.61%) VMware
2 440 (7.90%) Oracle
3 367 (6.59%) Cisco
4 334 (6.00%) Citrix
5 174 (3.13%) HP
6 156 (2.80%) Google
7 155 (2.78%) Capita
8 131 (2.35%) Apple
9 125 (2.24%) SAP
10 113 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 106 (1.90%) IBM
12 94 (1.69%) SolarWinds
13 69 (1.24%) Dell
14 65 (1.17%) Red Hat
14 65 (1.17%) Tableau
15 54 (0.97%) Veeam
16 53 (0.95%) Sitecore
17 52 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
18 45 (0.81%) Riverbed
19 43 (0.77%) Symantec