Period
to 24 May 2019

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 May 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 West
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,558 1,979 1,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.84% 18.50% 16.40%
As % of the Vendors category 41.14% 44.74% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 1,559 1,419
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 3,787 4,423 4,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.51% 41.34% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,103 3,550 3,604
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.52%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 May 2019.

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 May 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
Bristol +1 469 £40,500 +1.25% 63
Dorset -1 351 £42,500 +21.43% 50
Wiltshire -2 321 £45,000 +8.43% 21
Gloucestershire +3 211 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Somerset -14 101 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Devon -21 50 £35,750 +27.68% 10
Cornwall -1 36 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Microsoft
England

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

1 559 (35.88%) Windows
2 437 (28.05%) Active Directory
3 406 (26.06%) SQL Server
4 395 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 384 (24.65%) .NET
6 374 (24.01%) SQL
7 351 (22.53%) C#
8 341 (21.89%) Finance
9 316 (20.28%) Office 365
10 309 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
11 298 (19.13%) Windows Server
12 267 (17.14%) ITIL
13 264 (16.94%) Microsoft Office
14 260 (16.69%) VMware
15 254 (16.30%) Security Cleared
16 248 (15.92%) JavaScript
17 219 (14.06%) Degree
18 204 (13.09%) Microsoft Certification
18 204 (13.09%) HTML
19 200 (12.84%) ASP.NET
20 197 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
21 196 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
22 188 (12.07%) MS Exchange
23 187 (12.00%) PowerShell
24 186 (11.94%) Cisco
25 175 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
25 175 (11.23%) Linux
26 174 (11.17%) MVC
27 166 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 165 (10.59%) Firewall

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
1 188 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 121 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 62 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (3.40%) Skype for Business
5 37 (2.37%) IIS
6 24 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.41%) CMS
8 20 (1.28%) Apache
9 16 (1.03%) Confluence
10 15 (0.96%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.45%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.39%) ArcSDE
14 6 (0.39%) GeoServer
14 6 (0.39%) Oracle Spatial
15 5 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 264 (16.94%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (3.40%) MS Visio
5 42 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.39%) Sage X3
2 6 (0.39%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.26%) Primavera
4 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.064%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 395 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 316 (20.28%) Office 365
3 117 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.89%) SaaS
5 44 (2.82%) Power Platform
6 29 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (1.67%) IaaS
8 23 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.16%) PaaS
11 14 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.64%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.64%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.51%) FinancialForce
14 7 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.45%) Azure Functions
14 7 (0.45%) PowerApps
14 7 (0.45%) Serverless
14 7 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.39%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 165 (10.59%) Firewall
2 128 (8.22%) DNS
3 113 (7.25%) WAN
4 88 (5.65%) DHCP
5 82 (5.26%) LAN
6 61 (3.92%) TCP/IP
7 59 (3.79%) Skype
8 53 (3.40%) SAN
9 51 (3.27%) VLAN
10 49 (3.15%) Unified Communications
11 43 (2.76%) VoIP
12 41 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (2.63%) Wireless
13 39 (2.50%) VPN
14 34 (2.18%) Intrusion Detection
15 33 (2.12%) Network Security
16 28 (1.80%) MPLS
17 27 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (26.06%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 45 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.37%) Power BI
6 22 (1.41%) GIS
7 20 (1.28%) MySQL
7 20 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 19 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (1.16%) Big Data
10 17 (1.09%) QlikView
10 17 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (0.83%) Data Mining
13 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 84 (5.39%) Visual Studio
2 71 (4.56%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (2.31%) JIRA
5 32 (2.05%) Selenium
6 22 (1.41%) LoadRunner
7 20 (1.28%) HP UFT
8 19 (1.22%) NUnit
9 15 (0.96%) SoapUI
10 14 (0.90%) Subversion
11 13 (0.83%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.64%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.58%) Protractor
14 8 (0.51%) MSI
15 7 (0.45%) AccuRev
15 7 (0.45%) JUnit
15 7 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
15 7 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 341 (21.89%) Finance
2 135 (8.66%) Marketing
3 100 (6.42%) Manufacturing
3 100 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 85 (5.46%) Electronics
5 39 (2.50%) Retail
6 35 (2.25%) Banking
7 22 (1.41%) Legal
8 20 (1.28%) Military
9 13 (0.83%) Games
10 9 (0.58%) Back Office
10 9 (0.58%) Local Government
11 7 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.45%) Law
12 6 (0.39%) Billing
13 4 (0.26%) Advertising
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.064%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 365 (23.43%) Developer
2 247 (15.85%) Analyst
3 157 (10.08%) .NET Developer
4 145 (9.31%) Software Developer
5 137 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 125 (8.02%) Support Engineer
7 107 (6.87%) C# Developer
8 85 (5.46%) Architect
9 78 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 69 (4.43%) Support Analyst
11 68 (4.36%) IT Engineer
12 66 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
13 64 (4.11%) IT Support
14 59 (3.79%) Consultant
15 57 (3.66%) Senior Developer
16 50 (3.21%) .NET Software Developer
17 47 (3.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 46 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
19 44 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
20 40 (2.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (24.65%) .NET
2 204 (13.09%) HTML
3 200 (12.84%) ASP.NET
4 162 (10.40%) CSS
5 140 (8.99%) jQuery
6 112 (7.19%) Web Services
7 104 (6.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 102 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 83 (5.33%) .NET Framework
10 79 (5.07%) HTML5
11 78 (5.01%) XML
12 77 (4.94%) AngularJS
13 74 (4.75%) .NET Core
14 64 (4.11%) WCF
15 44 (2.82%) React
16 42 (2.70%) SOAP
17 40 (2.57%) JSON
18 34 (2.18%) Entity Framework
19 32 (2.05%) Node.js
20 30 (1.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 37 (2.37%) User Experience
6 36 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 32 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 28 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 26 (1.67%) PKI
10 21 (1.35%) Clustering
11 20 (1.28%) Fintech
12 19 (1.22%) CMDB
13 18 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.96%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.71%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.58%) Fat Client
17 9 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 559 (35.88%) Windows
2 298 (19.13%) Windows Server
3 175 (11.23%) Linux
4 149 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (7.19%) Windows 10
6 80 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 78 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 21 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (0.96%) Unix
9 15 (0.96%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.77%) CentOS
11 10 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.58%) Android
13 6 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) SUSE
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (17.14%) ITIL
3 196 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 175 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
5 174 (11.17%) MVC
6 166 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 142 (9.11%) Software Engineering
8 118 (7.57%) SDLC
9 108 (6.93%) TDD
10 101 (6.48%) Project Management
11 96 (6.16%) Mentoring
12 95 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 94 (6.03%) Programme Management
13 94 (6.03%) Scrum
14 91 (5.84%) Digital Marketing
15 84 (5.39%) ITIL V3
16 77 (4.94%) Service Delivery
17 74 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
18 73 (4.69%) Migration
19 68 (4.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 374 (24.01%) SQL
2 351 (22.53%) C#
3 248 (15.92%) JavaScript
4 187 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 105 (6.74%) Python
6 90 (5.78%) C
7 87 (5.58%) Java
8 43 (2.76%) C++
9 34 (2.18%) VB
10 31 (1.99%) TypeScript
11 29 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 29 (1.86%) VBA
12 22 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.35%) PHP
14 20 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 17 (1.09%) R
16 16 (1.03%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.83%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 254 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 219 (14.06%) Degree
3 204 (13.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 132 (8.47%) DV Cleared
5 83 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 64 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (3.40%) MCSA
8 51 (3.27%) CCNA
9 46 (2.95%) MCP
10 44 (2.82%) MCSE
11 32 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (1.73%) ISTQB
13 23 (1.48%) MCITP
14 20 (1.28%) OCP
14 20 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
14 20 (1.28%) SAP Certification
15 17 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.96%) ISEB
16 15 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
17 13 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.75%) SLA
2 44 (2.82%) QA
3 29 (1.86%) PMO
4 27 (1.73%) JSP 440
5 21 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.96%) GDPR
6 15 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.90%) HMG Infosec
7 14 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 437 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 197 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (9.44%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.72%) vSphere
5 40 (2.57%) Docker
6 35 (2.25%) XenApp
7 30 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (1.48%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.77%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.58%) Firmware
14 8 (0.51%) vCloud
15 6 (0.39%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.26%) NFS
17 4 (0.26%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.19%) KVM
18 3 (0.19%) NDS
Systems Management
1 148 (9.50%) SCCM
2 67 (4.30%) SCOM
3 32 (2.05%) Puppet
4 29 (1.86%) Ansible
5 28 (1.80%) vRealize
6 22 (1.41%) HP ALM
7 21 (1.35%) SCVMM
8 20 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (1.22%) WSUS
10 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 17 (1.09%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.03%) SCOrch
12 13 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.77%) SCDPM
14 10 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.58%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
16 8 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 260 (16.69%) VMware
2 186 (11.94%) Cisco
3 123 (7.89%) Oracle
4 119 (7.64%) SAP
5 108 (6.93%) Citrix
6 79 (5.07%) HP
7 61 (3.92%) Veeam
8 43 (2.76%) Tableau
9 36 (2.31%) Dell
10 28 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (1.73%) Google
12 23 (1.48%) McAfee
12 23 (1.48%) Progress
13 22 (1.41%) Apple
13 22 (1.41%) Juniper
14 21 (1.35%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.16%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.09%) F5
17 16 (1.03%) Avaya
17 16 (1.03%) DevExpress