Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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 West
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,868 1,847 2,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.00% 18.29% 18.81%
As % of the Vendors category 46.19% 42.43% 42.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 1,573 1,743
South West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £53,750
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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,044 4,353 4,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.97% 43.11% 44.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,320 3,607 4,008
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £24,773 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
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 West

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in the South West.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the South West over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the South West

Microsoft
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bristol +1 572 £40,000 - 106
Wiltshire -1 365 £37,500 +7.14% 66
Dorset +6 359 £35,000 - 65
Gloucestershire -1 216 £40,000 +9.59% 71
Somerset -3 146 £40,000 - 42
Cornwall 0 80 £32,500 +25.00% 9
Devon -1 73 £32,500 -7.14% 30
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 660 (35.33%) Windows
2 593 (31.75%) SQL Server
3 580 (31.05%) .NET
4 552 (29.55%) C#
5 470 (25.16%) SQL
6 462 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 442 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
8 403 (21.57%) Active Directory
9 385 (20.61%) Finance
10 352 (18.84%) ITIL
11 335 (17.93%) JavaScript
12 309 (16.54%) ASP.NET
13 302 (16.17%) Windows Server
14 300 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
15 299 (16.01%) Business Intelligence
16 281 (15.04%) HTML
17 278 (14.88%) Office 365
18 277 (14.83%) Security Cleared
19 269 (14.40%) MVC
20 263 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
21 248 (13.28%) Degree
22 246 (13.17%) VMware
23 228 (12.21%) Linux
24 198 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
25 194 (10.39%) Marketing
26 190 (10.17%) PowerShell
26 190 (10.17%) CSS
27 184 (9.85%) Hyper-V
28 182 (9.74%) SharePoint
29 181 (9.69%) Amazon AWS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 182 (9.74%) SharePoint
2 146 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 54 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 49 (2.62%) Skype for Business
6 45 (2.41%) IIS
7 35 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.45%) Apache
11 24 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.96%) CMS
14 17 (0.91%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.64%) Apache Pig
17 12 (0.64%) Umbraco
18 8 (0.43%) Confluence
18 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 300 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 134 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 92 (4.93%) Microsoft Project
4 88 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) CATIA
8 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.054%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.054%) Revit
9 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 46 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
2 33 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.11%) Primavera
5 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 462 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 278 (14.88%) Office 365
3 181 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (3.32%) Dynamics 365
5 41 (2.19%) PaaS
6 40 (2.14%) SaaS
7 38 (2.03%) IaaS
8 25 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.02%) Serverless
11 13 (0.70%) Azure Functions
12 10 (0.54%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.43%) G Suite
14 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.21%) GitHub
16 3 (0.16%) Boomi
16 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
17 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 173 (9.26%) Firewall
2 121 (6.48%) DNS
3 106 (5.67%) TCP/IP
4 79 (4.23%) DHCP
4 79 (4.23%) LAN
5 69 (3.69%) WAN
6 68 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 61 (3.27%) SAN
8 51 (2.73%) VPN
9 50 (2.68%) Wireless
10 48 (2.57%) Skype
11 46 (2.46%) Network Security
12 44 (2.36%) Unified Communications
13 36 (1.93%) Software-Defined Networking
14 35 (1.87%) Internet
15 30 (1.61%) VoIP
16 26 (1.39%) HTTP
16 26 (1.39%) WLAN
17 20 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
17 20 (1.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (4.12%) MySQL
5 71 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 53 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (2.46%) Power BI
9 43 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 40 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 39 (2.09%) Oracle Database
13 33 (1.77%) Big Data
13 33 (1.77%) Hadoop
14 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
15 23 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
16 21 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (1.12%) GIS
17 15 (0.80%) NoSQL
17 15 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 128 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 121 (6.48%) Visual Studio
3 99 (5.30%) Git (software)
4 48 (2.57%) JIRA
5 41 (2.19%) Selenium
6 26 (1.39%) gulp
6 26 (1.39%) Jasmine
6 26 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
7 21 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 17 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.86%) WebDriver
11 15 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
11 15 (0.80%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.75%) Subversion
12 14 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 13 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.70%) CodeSonar
13 13 (0.70%) git-flow
13 13 (0.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 385 (20.61%) Finance
2 194 (10.39%) Marketing
3 173 (9.26%) Manufacturing
4 139 (7.44%) Electronics
5 138 (7.39%) Telecoms
6 58 (3.10%) Retail
7 40 (2.14%) Advertising
8 29 (1.55%) Military
9 28 (1.50%) Games
10 14 (0.75%) German Language
10 14 (0.75%) Legal
10 14 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
11 13 (0.70%) Back Office
11 13 (0.70%) Law
12 11 (0.59%) Automotive
13 8 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.43%) Banking
13 8 (0.43%) Billing
14 6 (0.32%) Georgian Language
15 3 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 507 (27.14%) Developer
2 241 (12.90%) Analyst
3 224 (11.99%) .NET Developer
4 177 (9.48%) Support Engineer
5 134 (7.17%) Software Developer
6 133 (7.12%) Architect
7 130 (6.96%) C# Developer
8 115 (6.16%) Consultant
9 114 (6.10%) IT Engineer
10 103 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 91 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 91 (4.87%) IT Support
12 70 (3.75%) Junior
12 70 (3.75%) Support Analyst
13 65 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 64 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
15 61 (3.27%) Software Engineer
16 59 (3.16%) Administrator
17 58 (3.10%) IT Support Engineer
17 58 (3.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (31.05%) .NET
2 309 (16.54%) ASP.NET
3 281 (15.04%) HTML
4 190 (10.17%) CSS
5 170 (9.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 166 (8.89%) jQuery
7 160 (8.57%) Web Services
8 156 (8.35%) AngularJS
9 147 (7.87%) .NET Framework
10 121 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 106 (5.67%) XML
12 95 (5.09%) Entity Framework
13 94 (5.03%) REST
14 82 (4.39%) HTML5
15 70 (3.75%) SOAP
16 62 (3.32%) KnockoutJS
17 61 (3.27%) Node.js
18 52 (2.78%) WCF
19 46 (2.46%) React
20 38 (2.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
3 73 (3.91%) Data Centre
3 73 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 54 (2.89%) User Experience
5 53 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 49 (2.62%) Clustering
7 47 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 46 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 38 (2.03%) Public Cloud
11 32 (1.71%) Blackberry
12 20 (1.07%) Fat Client
12 20 (1.07%) Thin Client
13 18 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (0.86%) iPad
14 16 (0.86%) NHS
15 15 (0.80%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 660 (35.33%) Windows
2 302 (16.17%) Windows Server
3 228 (12.21%) Linux
4 169 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (7.76%) Windows 10
6 115 (6.16%) Windows 7
7 111 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (2.68%) Android
9 45 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 42 (2.25%) Unix
11 36 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 23 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 19 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.80%) CentOS
17 14 (0.75%) Solaris
18 13 (0.70%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
19 3 (0.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (18.84%) ITIL
3 299 (16.01%) Business Intelligence
4 269 (14.40%) MVC
5 198 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
6 179 (9.58%) Scrum
7 154 (8.24%) TDD
8 151 (8.08%) Project Management
9 137 (7.33%) Programme Management
10 136 (7.28%) Digital Marketing
11 122 (6.53%) Service Delivery
12 120 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 113 (6.05%) PRINCE2
13 113 (6.05%) Software Engineering
14 111 (5.94%) Service Management
15 108 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 103 (5.51%) ERP
16 103 (5.51%) SOA
17 99 (5.30%) CRM
17 99 (5.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 552 (29.55%) C#
2 470 (25.16%) SQL
3 335 (17.93%) JavaScript
4 190 (10.17%) PowerShell
5 148 (7.92%) Java
6 126 (6.75%) Python
7 102 (5.46%) C++
8 75 (4.01%) T-SQL
9 59 (3.16%) PHP
10 56 (3.00%) C
11 55 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 38 (2.03%) Perl
13 35 (1.87%) TypeScript
14 26 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.18%) VBA
16 17 (0.91%) Objective-C
16 17 (0.91%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.86%) VB
18 14 (0.75%) Ruby
18 14 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 277 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 263 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 248 (13.28%) Degree
4 134 (7.17%) SC Cleared
5 101 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (4.87%) DV Cleared
7 83 (4.44%) CCNA
8 66 (3.53%) MCSE
9 58 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 46 (2.46%) MCSA
11 41 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (2.03%) MCP
13 33 (1.77%) CCNP
14 31 (1.66%) MCITP
15 29 (1.55%) MCPD
16 26 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
16 26 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
17 24 (1.28%) CISSP
18 23 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 20 (1.07%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.75%) SLA
2 50 (2.68%) QA
3 32 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.45%) PMO
6 23 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 18 (0.96%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.86%) GDPR
9 6 (0.32%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.27%) WCAG
11 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.11%) COBIT
14 1 (0.054%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.054%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 403 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 184 (9.85%) Hyper-V
3 168 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (2.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 40 (2.14%) Docker
6 35 (1.87%) vSphere
7 34 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.55%) XenApp
9 24 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.75%) BitLocker
10 14 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.64%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.59%) KVM
13 6 (0.32%) Shibboleth
13 6 (0.32%) XenServer
14 5 (0.27%) NFS
14 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.21%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 150 (8.03%) SCCM
2 47 (2.52%) SCOM
3 43 (2.30%) Puppet
4 25 (1.34%) vRealize
4 25 (1.34%) WSUS
5 23 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (1.18%) Ansible
6 22 (1.18%) SCVMM
7 17 (0.91%) Cacti
8 16 (0.86%) vCenter Server
9 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (0.70%) Nagios
10 13 (0.70%) Salt
11 11 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 246 (13.17%) VMware
2 176 (9.42%) Oracle
3 153 (8.19%) Cisco
4 147 (7.87%) SAP
5 133 (7.12%) Citrix
6 57 (3.05%) Google
7 56 (3.00%) HP
8 44 (2.36%) SolarWinds
9 38 (2.03%) McAfee
10 31 (1.66%) Veeam
11 29 (1.55%) Dell
11 29 (1.55%) IBM
12 27 (1.45%) EMC
13 25 (1.34%) Apple
14 24 (1.28%) Tableau
15 23 (1.23%) Juniper
16 20 (1.07%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.07%) Red Hat
17 19 (1.02%) Symantec
18 16 (0.86%) Informatica