Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 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 West
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 881 1,671 1,986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 17.27% 16.51% 18.08%
As % of the Vendors category 45.18% 40.12% 44.72%
Number of salaries quoted 774 1,480 1,684
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +9.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £64,625 £60,800 £63,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.65%

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 1,950 4,165 4,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.22% 41.14% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,554 3,423 3,555
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,156 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.27% +1.54% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,825 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in the South West.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in the South West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 11 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
Bristol +8 273 £40,000 - 40
Gloucestershire +4 174 £47,500 +11.76% 28
Wiltshire -3 145 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Dorset -2 114 £34,000 -20.00% 21
Somerset +4 86 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Devon +20 60 £40,000 +11.11% 16
Cornwall +2 17 £38,500 +18.46% 9
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 11 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 336 (38.14%) Windows
2 306 (34.73%) Azure
3 263 (29.85%) SQL Server
4 254 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
5 246 (27.92%) SQL
6 234 (26.56%) .NET
7 222 (25.20%) Active Directory
8 211 (23.95%) Office 365
9 201 (22.81%) C#
10 155 (17.59%) Finance
11 153 (17.37%) Windows Server
12 141 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
13 140 (15.89%) JavaScript
13 140 (15.89%) VMware
14 130 (14.76%) ITIL
15 126 (14.30%) Security Cleared
16 106 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
17 104 (11.80%) Linux
18 102 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
19 98 (11.12%) Microsoft Certification
20 96 (10.90%) ASP.NET
21 94 (10.67%) Cisco
22 89 (10.10%) HTML
22 89 (10.10%) Windows 10
23 88 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
23 88 (9.99%) AWS
24 86 (9.76%) SharePoint
25 84 (9.53%) Degree
26 82 (9.31%) .NET Framework
26 82 (9.31%) Scrum

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 86 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 31 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.93%) IIS
6 15 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.48%) CMS
8 11 (1.25%) Confluence
9 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.79%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.68%) Drupal
12 5 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.34%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.34%) Moodle
13 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 141 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.57%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.45%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 33 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.25%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.68%) Maximo
6 5 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.34%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.34%) Magento
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.23%) Raiser's Edge
8 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.11%) Faxination
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 306 (34.73%) Azure
2 211 (23.95%) Office 365
3 88 (9.99%) AWS
4 67 (7.60%) Power Platform
5 55 (6.24%) Dynamics 365
6 52 (5.90%) SaaS
7 31 (3.52%) PaaS
8 29 (3.29%) IaaS
9 25 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (1.70%) Azure Functions
10 15 (1.70%) OneDrive
10 15 (1.70%) Serverless
11 14 (1.59%) Logic Apps
12 11 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.14%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
15 5 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.45%) GitHub
16 4 (0.45%) NuGet
16 4 (0.45%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.51%) WAN
2 74 (8.40%) Firewall
3 70 (7.95%) LAN
4 61 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 54 (6.13%) DHCP
6 50 (5.68%) DNS
7 48 (5.45%) SAN
8 32 (3.63%) VPN
9 29 (3.29%) VLAN
9 29 (3.29%) Wireless
10 27 (3.06%) Skype
11 26 (2.95%) NAS
11 26 (2.95%) VoIP
12 21 (2.38%) Internet
12 21 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (1.70%) HTTP
13 15 (1.70%) Network Security
14 12 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (1.25%) MPLS
15 11 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.92%) Power BI
3 53 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.61%) Big Data
7 23 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.38%) MySQL
9 19 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.16%) SQL Server 2017
10 16 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (1.48%) GIS
11 13 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.14%) OLAP
13 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 39 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (4.20%) Visual Studio
3 32 (3.63%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.16%) JIRA
4 19 (2.16%) Selenium
5 15 (1.70%) Subversion
6 11 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.02%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.79%) MSI
8 7 (0.79%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.57%) JUnit
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.57%) WiX
10 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.45%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.34%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 155 (17.59%) Finance
2 41 (4.65%) Legal
3 31 (3.52%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.61%) Marketing
6 21 (2.38%) Retail
7 20 (2.27%) Aerospace
8 17 (1.93%) Law
8 17 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.70%) Electronics
10 11 (1.25%) Back Office
11 10 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.91%) Local Government
13 5 (0.57%) Automotive
13 5 (0.57%) German Language
14 4 (0.45%) Advertising
14 4 (0.45%) Police
15 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.23%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 239 (27.13%) Developer
2 101 (11.46%) Analyst
3 90 (10.22%) Support Engineer
4 69 (7.83%) .NET Developer
5 61 (6.92%) IT Support
6 58 (6.58%) Software Developer
7 56 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 45 (5.11%) Consultant
9 43 (4.88%) C# Developer
10 39 (4.43%) Senior Developer
11 38 (4.31%) Architect
12 37 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
13 35 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 30 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 30 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (3.29%) IT Engineer
16 28 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 28 (3.18%) Support Analyst
17 26 (2.95%) IT Manager
17 26 (2.95%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (26.56%) .NET
2 96 (10.90%) ASP.NET
3 89 (10.10%) HTML
4 82 (9.31%) .NET Framework
5 81 (9.19%) AngularJS
6 77 (8.74%) jQuery
7 68 (7.72%) CSS
8 61 (6.92%) .NET Core
9 58 (6.58%) Web Services
10 43 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (4.77%) XML
12 41 (4.65%) React
13 36 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (3.86%) Entity Framework
15 30 (3.41%) Middleware
16 27 (3.06%) REST
17 23 (2.61%) WCF
18 22 (2.50%) WPF
19 21 (2.38%) JSON
20 20 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.24%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (3.18%) Driving Licence
5 24 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (2.16%) Cloud Native
7 19 (2.16%) Reinsurance
8 15 (1.70%) PKI
9 14 (1.59%) Cyberattack
10 13 (1.48%) User Experience
11 12 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.79%) CCTV
14 6 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 336 (38.14%) Windows
2 153 (17.37%) Windows Server
3 104 (11.80%) Linux
4 89 (10.10%) Windows 10
5 64 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (6.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 52 (5.90%) Windows 7
8 43 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (2.84%) Windows 8
10 23 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.70%) Unix
12 11 (1.25%) CentOS
13 9 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.91%) Android
15 6 (0.68%) AIX
15 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.57%) Debian
17 4 (0.45%) HPUX
17 4 (0.45%) Solaris
17 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (14.76%) ITIL
3 106 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 102 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
5 82 (9.31%) Scrum
6 81 (9.19%) MVC
7 76 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 71 (8.06%) DevOps
9 67 (7.60%) Project Management
9 67 (7.60%) Service Management
10 65 (7.38%) Mentoring
11 64 (7.26%) CRM
12 59 (6.70%) Analytics
13 58 (6.58%) Migration
14 52 (5.90%) Test Automation
15 49 (5.56%) Line Management
16 48 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 47 (5.33%) TDD
18 40 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
19 37 (4.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 246 (27.92%) SQL
2 201 (22.81%) C#
3 140 (15.89%) JavaScript
4 75 (8.51%) PowerShell
5 53 (6.02%) T-SQL
6 36 (4.09%) Python
7 33 (3.75%) Java
8 23 (2.61%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.38%) C++
10 20 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.82%) C
12 11 (1.25%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.25%) Perl
13 9 (1.02%) R
14 8 (0.91%) VBScript
15 7 (0.79%) Ruby
16 6 (0.68%) VBA
17 5 (0.57%) PHP
17 5 (0.57%) VC++
18 4 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (14.30%) Security Cleared
2 98 (11.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (9.53%) Degree
4 72 (8.17%) SC Cleared
5 43 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 36 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (3.97%) CCNA
7 35 (3.97%) MCSE
8 21 (2.38%) MCSA
9 19 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.59%) HND
12 11 (1.25%) CCNP
13 10 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.91%) ISEB
14 8 (0.91%) MCITP
15 7 (0.79%) CBAP
15 7 (0.79%) IIBA
15 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.04%) QA
2 51 (5.79%) SLA
3 28 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.04%) NCSC
5 14 (1.59%) NIST
5 14 (1.59%) NIST 800
6 8 (0.91%) PMO
7 6 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.23%) GDPR
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 222 (25.20%) Active Directory
2 88 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 49 (5.56%) Docker
5 17 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.36%) vSphere
7 8 (0.91%) XenApp
8 7 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.68%) UAG
9 6 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.34%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.23%) Firmware
12 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (4.43%) SCCM
2 20 (2.27%) Terraform
3 16 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (1.82%) SCOM
4 14 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 14 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 12 (1.36%) vCenter Server
6 10 (1.14%) WSUS
7 6 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.57%) Ansible
8 5 (0.57%) PaperCut
9 4 (0.45%) Cloudify
9 4 (0.45%) logstash
9 4 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.45%) Packer
9 4 (0.45%) Puppet
10 3 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.23%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 140 (15.89%) VMware
2 94 (10.67%) Cisco
3 55 (6.24%) Citrix
4 53 (6.02%) Oracle
5 35 (3.97%) HP
6 30 (3.41%) SAP
7 25 (2.84%) Dell
8 23 (2.61%) Veeam
9 20 (2.27%) Sage
10 18 (2.04%) Google
11 15 (1.70%) Juniper
12 14 (1.59%) 3PAR
13 13 (1.48%) SonicWALL
14 12 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.25%) Avaya
15 11 (1.25%) IBM
15 11 (1.25%) Tableau
16 10 (1.14%) Meraki
16 10 (1.14%) Splunk
17 9 (1.02%) Red Hat