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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 4 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 786 1093 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.54% 18.63% 16.70%
As % of the Vendors category 38.08% 41.07% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 684 917 883
Median salary £36,500 £34,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.79% -5.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2064 2661 2649
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.81% 45.36% 43.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 2185 2229
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 258 £40,000 +6.66% 57
Wiltshire 0 150 £32,500 +2.71% 10
Somerset 0 120 £35,000 -6.66% 25
Gloucestershire -11 96 £35,000 -10.25% 12
Devon 0 66 £32,500 - 11
Dorset -9 54 £37,500 +23.96% 6
Cornwall -1 37 £24,500 +11.36% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 621 (38.60%) MS Excel
2 586 (36.42%) Windows
3 417 (25.92%) .NET
4 413 (25.67%) C#
5 400 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
6 398 (24.74%) SQL Server
7 389 (24.18%) Active Directory
8 348 (21.63%) SQL
9 321 (19.95%) ITIL
10 308 (19.14%) MS Office
11 282 (17.53%) Windows Server
12 247 (15.35%) Finance
13 245 (15.23%) JavaScript
14 234 (14.54%) ASP.NET
15 230 (14.29%) VMware
16 219 (13.61%) MVC
17 209 (12.99%) MS Exchange
18 201 (12.49%) Microsoft Azure
19 196 (12.18%) Scrum
19 196 (12.18%) HTML
20 195 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
21 182 (11.31%) Security Cleared
22 157 (9.76%) Degree
23 156 (9.70%) Office 365
24 154 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
25 152 (9.45%) Cisco
26 149 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
26 149 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
27 148 (9.20%) Firewall
28 143 (8.89%) CSS

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
1 209 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 108 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 88 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (2.86%) IIS
7 43 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
8 38 (2.36%) CMS
9 35 (2.18%) Skype for Business
10 22 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.12%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.93%) Jetty
12 15 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.81%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.68%) Apache
15 11 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.68%) NServiceBus
16 10 (0.62%) JBoss
Applications
1 621 (38.60%) MS Excel
2 308 (19.14%) MS Office
3 71 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.55%) MS Project
6 10 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS Modeler
9 2 (0.12%) CATIA
10 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.062%) Revit
10 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 31 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (0.31%) Maximo
5 5 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.31%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.25%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.12%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.12%) Lawson
8 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 201 (12.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (9.70%) Office 365
3 101 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.74%) IaaS
4 28 (1.74%) SaaS
5 25 (1.55%) PaaS
6 17 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.062%) AdWords
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.062%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.062%) Force.com
10 1 (0.062%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.062%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 148 (9.20%) Firewall
2 119 (7.40%) WAN
3 117 (7.27%) LAN
4 112 (6.96%) TCP/IP
5 100 (6.22%) DNS
6 78 (4.85%) SAN
7 76 (4.72%) DHCP
8 53 (3.29%) VPN
9 52 (3.23%) Internet
10 49 (3.05%) Wireless
11 44 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
12 37 (2.30%) Network Security
13 33 (2.05%) SMTP
14 32 (1.99%) Skype
15 29 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
16 27 (1.68%) X.400
17 26 (1.62%) HTTP
18 20 (1.24%) Unified Communications
18 20 (1.24%) VoIP
19 19 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.48%) Big Data
5 56 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (2.42%) Hadoop
6 39 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.05%) MySQL
9 31 (1.93%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.68%) MongoDB
10 27 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
13 20 (1.24%) Power BI
14 15 (0.93%) Redis
15 13 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 154 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 108 (6.71%) Visual Studio
3 53 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 47 (2.92%) SpecFlow
5 43 (2.67%) JIRA
6 39 (2.42%) Cucumber
6 39 (2.42%) Selenium
7 25 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (1.24%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.24%) Subversion
9 19 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (1.12%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.06%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.93%) Zephyr
13 12 (0.75%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.68%) Vagrant
15 10 (0.62%) InstallShield
15 10 (0.62%) WiX
16 8 (0.50%) MSTest
16 8 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 247 (15.35%) Finance
2 81 (5.03%) Manufacturing
3 67 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 63 (3.92%) Retail
5 59 (3.67%) Marketing
6 46 (2.86%) Advertising
7 44 (2.73%) Electronics
8 35 (2.18%) Banking
9 26 (1.62%) Legal
10 16 (0.99%) Games
11 11 (0.68%) Front Office
12 9 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.56%) Law
13 8 (0.50%) French Language
14 7 (0.44%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.44%) Local Government
15 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.31%) Back Office
17 4 (0.25%) Billing
17 4 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 364 (22.62%) Developer
2 240 (14.92%) Analyst
3 204 (12.68%) .NET Developer
4 171 (10.63%) Support Engineer
5 140 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 111 (6.90%) IT Support
7 105 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 80 (4.97%) Architect
9 76 (4.72%) Support Analyst
10 73 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support
11 69 (4.29%) Consultant
11 69 (4.29%) IT Engineer
12 67 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
13 66 (4.10%) Service Analyst
14 60 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
15 59 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 58 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
17 57 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 57 (3.54%) Administrator
17 57 (3.54%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (25.92%) .NET
2 234 (14.54%) ASP.NET
3 196 (12.18%) HTML
4 143 (8.89%) CSS
5 140 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 121 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 95 (5.90%) XML
8 89 (5.53%) WCF
9 83 (5.16%) AngularJS
9 83 (5.16%) jQuery
10 80 (4.97%) Web Services
11 79 (4.91%) Entity Framework
12 76 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 60 (3.73%) HTML5
14 52 (3.23%) REST
15 41 (2.55%) WinForms
16 39 (2.42%) SOAP
17 38 (2.36%) RESTful
18 29 (1.80%) WPF
19 27 (1.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 59 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 30 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.68%) Clustering
6 27 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.68%) User Experience
7 21 (1.31%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.12%) NHS
11 15 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (0.87%) Replication
13 11 (0.68%) Blackberry
13 11 (0.68%) CESG
13 11 (0.68%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 586 (36.42%) Windows
2 282 (17.53%) Windows Server
3 195 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (8.27%) Linux
6 79 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (4.60%) Windows 7
8 50 (3.11%) Windows 8
9 45 (2.80%) Mac OS X
10 39 (2.42%) Windows 10
11 37 (2.30%) Unix
12 34 (2.11%) Windows XP
13 31 (1.93%) Android
14 22 (1.37%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.75%) Solaris
16 11 (0.68%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.37%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (19.95%) ITIL
3 219 (13.61%) MVC
4 196 (12.18%) Scrum
5 141 (8.76%) Service Delivery
6 113 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (5.53%) Service Management
7 89 (5.53%) Web Development
8 86 (5.34%) Software Engineering
9 84 (5.22%) Project Management
10 82 (5.10%) PRINCE2
11 80 (4.97%) TDD
12 79 (4.91%) BDD
12 79 (4.91%) SDLC
13 78 (4.85%) Unit Testing
14 75 (4.66%) Waterfall
15 74 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
17 71 (4.41%) Mentoring
17 71 (4.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 413 (25.67%) C#
2 348 (21.63%) SQL
3 245 (15.23%) JavaScript
4 99 (6.15%) T-SQL
5 98 (6.09%) Java
6 91 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 62 (3.85%) C
8 37 (2.30%) VB
9 35 (2.18%) C++
10 33 (2.05%) Python
10 33 (2.05%) VB.NET
11 32 (1.99%) PHP
12 22 (1.37%) VBScript
13 21 (1.31%) XPath
14 14 (0.87%) VBA
15 13 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.81%) XQuery
16 12 (0.75%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.75%) Ruby
17 9 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 182 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 157 (9.76%) Degree
3 149 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (6.65%) SC Cleared
5 99 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (5.16%) CCNA
7 81 (5.03%) DV Cleared
8 78 (4.85%) MCSE
9 60 (3.73%) ISEB
10 58 (3.60%) ISTQB
11 56 (3.48%) MCP
12 47 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (2.49%) MCSA
14 33 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (1.74%) CCNP
16 26 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 25 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (1.12%) MCITP
19 16 (0.99%) CISSP
20 13 (0.81%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.97%) SLA
2 25 (1.55%) QA
3 21 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 20 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.18%) PMO
6 14 (0.87%) ISO 14001
7 10 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.19%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.12%) ISO19770
11 1 (0.062%) DO-160
11 1 (0.062%) GPG13
System Software
1 389 (24.18%) Active Directory
2 130 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.49%) XenApp
5 37 (2.30%) vSphere
6 22 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (1.06%) Terminal Services
9 16 (0.99%) Docker
10 15 (0.93%) Firmware
11 13 (0.81%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.31%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.31%) XenServer
15 4 (0.25%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.25%) Xen
16 3 (0.19%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 58 (3.60%) SCCM
2 25 (1.55%) SCOM
3 16 (0.99%) WSUS
4 13 (0.81%) AirWatch
4 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.62%) Puppet
8 8 (0.50%) Salt
9 7 (0.44%) Ansible
9 7 (0.44%) OpenView
10 6 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (0.31%) Nagios
11 5 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.31%) Terraform
12 4 (0.25%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.25%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 230 (14.29%) VMware
2 152 (9.45%) Cisco
3 112 (6.96%) Citrix
4 92 (5.72%) Oracle
5 85 (5.28%) HP
6 68 (4.23%) SAP
7 33 (2.05%) Veeam
8 28 (1.74%) Dell
9 26 (1.62%) IBM
9 26 (1.62%) Juniper
9 26 (1.62%) Xamarin
10 25 (1.55%) Apple
11 18 (1.12%) Avaya
11 18 (1.12%) Sophos
11 18 (1.12%) Symantec
12 17 (1.06%) 3PAR
13 14 (0.87%) SonicWALL
14 13 (0.81%) Software AG
15 12 (0.75%) EMC
15 12 (0.75%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + OnCall
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cardiff DT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent bonus + pension
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 20 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £38000 per annum + Car & Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fairford, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 55k per month
Posted: 4 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive salary & excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sirona Care & Health C.I.C.
Salary: Band 19 £23,188 rising to £28,308
Posted: 5 days ago