Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,351 801 1,689
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 17.59% 17.18% 16.65%
As % of the Vendors category 42.63% 44.92% 41.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 645 1,449
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
75th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £52,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,850 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 3,169 1,783 4,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.26% 38.25% 40.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,193 1,407 3,411
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £73,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £54,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.83% +6.00% -

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -3 519 £43,500 +8.75% 99
Gloucestershire 0 271 £37,500 -21.05% 54
Dorset -1 168 £47,500 +35.71% 50
Wiltshire +1 143 £32,500 -31.58% 50
Devon +3 88 £36,500 -2.67% 60
Somerset +2 86 £40,000 -11.11% 35
Cornwall +2 47 £37,500 -2.60% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 612 (45.30%) Azure
2 470 (34.79%) Windows
3 381 (28.20%) SQL
4 360 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
5 344 (25.46%) Microsoft 365
6 330 (24.43%) Social Skills
7 297 (21.98%) .NET
8 296 (21.91%) C#
9 277 (20.50%) SQL Server
10 249 (18.43%) DevOps
10 249 (18.43%) Windows Server
11 241 (17.84%) PowerShell
11 241 (17.84%) Active Directory
12 233 (17.25%) VMware
13 216 (15.99%) AWS
14 205 (15.17%) ITIL
15 197 (14.58%) JavaScript
16 196 (14.51%) Microsoft Office
17 191 (14.14%) Linux
18 182 (13.47%) Security Cleared
19 181 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
20 177 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
21 174 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 173 (12.81%) Finance
23 163 (12.07%) Firewall
24 146 (10.81%) Web Services
25 145 (10.73%) Python
26 132 (9.77%) SC Cleared
27 131 (9.70%) MVC
28 127 (9.40%) 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 94 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 74 (5.48%) Confluence
3 62 (4.59%) MS Exchange
4 39 (2.89%) IIS
5 35 (2.59%) CMS
6 23 (1.70%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (1.55%) EPiServer
9 17 (1.26%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.67%) Kentico
12 7 (0.52%) nginx
12 7 (0.52%) Sitefinity
13 6 (0.44%) Apache
13 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.37%) Headless CMS
14 5 (0.37%) SAS
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 196 (14.51%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.074%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 25 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.81%) Sentinel
4 10 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.59%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.22%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.15%) FastStats
8 2 (0.15%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.15%) Line 50
8 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.074%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.074%) Primavera
9 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.074%) Shopify
9 1 (0.074%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 612 (45.30%) Azure
2 344 (25.46%) Microsoft 365
3 216 (15.99%) AWS
4 127 (9.40%) Power Platform
5 64 (4.74%) SaaS
6 57 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (4.07%) Dynamics 365
8 54 (4.00%) GCP
9 44 (3.26%) GitHub
10 37 (2.74%) Serverless
11 27 (2.00%) PaaS
12 23 (1.70%) IaaS
13 22 (1.63%) OneDrive
14 20 (1.48%) PowerApps
15 18 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (1.26%) OpenShift
17 15 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
17 15 (1.11%) Google Workspace
18 14 (1.04%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 163 (12.07%) Firewall
2 106 (7.85%) DNS
3 96 (7.11%) VPN
4 88 (6.51%) DHCP
5 70 (5.18%) VLAN
6 66 (4.89%) IPv4
7 57 (4.22%) LAN
7 57 (4.22%) WAN
8 53 (3.92%) OSPF
9 52 (3.85%) Wireless
10 50 (3.70%) Internet
10 50 (3.70%) TCP/IP
11 41 (3.03%) SAN
12 36 (2.66%) VoIP
13 22 (1.63%) Network Security
14 21 (1.55%) Skype
15 19 (1.41%) HTTP
16 17 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 106 (7.85%) Power BI
3 78 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 37 (2.74%) MySQL
8 31 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.15%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 21 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.74%) Data Lake
17 9 (0.67%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 118 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 99 (7.33%) JIRA
3 56 (4.15%) Visual Studio
4 52 (3.85%) Subversion
5 45 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 25 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 21 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.33%) JMeter
9 18 (1.33%) SonarQube
10 17 (1.26%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.26%) Robot Framework
11 15 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 12 (0.89%) Selenium
13 6 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.44%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.37%) ReSharper
15 4 (0.30%) gulp
15 4 (0.30%) webpack
16 3 (0.22%) Babel
General
1 330 (24.43%) Social Skills
2 173 (12.81%) Finance
3 98 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (7.11%) Marketing
5 81 (6.00%) Retail
6 68 (5.03%) Public Sector
7 57 (4.22%) Telecoms
8 43 (3.18%) Electronics
9 38 (2.81%) Manufacturing
10 31 (2.29%) Law
10 31 (2.29%) Legal
11 25 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
12 19 (1.41%) Games
13 17 (1.26%) Automotive
13 17 (1.26%) Banking
14 12 (0.89%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (0.89%) Local Government
15 11 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
16 10 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
17 9 (0.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 331 (24.50%) Developer
2 133 (9.84%) Analyst
3 116 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 101 (7.48%) Support Engineer
5 92 (6.81%) Software Developer
6 91 (6.74%) Architect
7 86 (6.37%) .NET Developer
7 86 (6.37%) Senior Developer
8 77 (5.70%) IT Support
9 72 (5.33%) Administrator
10 66 (4.89%) IT Engineer
11 63 (4.66%) C# Developer
12 52 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
13 51 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
14 48 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
15 43 (3.18%) IT Analyst
15 43 (3.18%) IT Support Engineer
16 42 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 40 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
18 35 (2.59%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (21.98%) .NET
2 146 (10.81%) Web Services
3 125 (9.25%) HTML
4 119 (8.81%) .NET Framework
5 116 (8.59%) CSS
6 105 (7.77%) ASP.NET
7 102 (7.55%) .NET Core
8 96 (7.11%) React
9 83 (6.14%) AngularJS
10 66 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 60 (4.44%) Vue.js
12 45 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (3.03%) HTML5
14 40 (2.96%) XML
15 39 (2.89%) CSS3
16 38 (2.81%) REST
17 37 (2.74%) SOAP
18 32 (2.37%) LINQ
19 31 (2.29%) jQuery
20 30 (2.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.14%) User Experience
2 81 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 62 (4.59%) Public Cloud
5 49 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 49 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 38 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 30 (2.22%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.63%) Cloud Native
10 21 (1.55%) Clustering
11 20 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.26%) Cyberattack
14 15 (1.11%) Replication
15 12 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.74%) Legacy Systems
16 10 (0.74%) Social Media
17 9 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
18 8 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 470 (34.79%) Windows
2 249 (18.43%) Windows Server
3 191 (14.14%) Linux
4 100 (7.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 94 (6.96%) Windows 10
6 87 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (5.55%) CentOS
8 66 (4.89%) Windows Server 2019
9 51 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 37 (2.74%) Android
11 35 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (2.52%) Unix
13 26 (1.92%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.04%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.96%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.59%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.44%) CatOS
19 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 3 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (18.43%) DevOps
3 205 (15.17%) ITIL
4 181 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
5 177 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
6 131 (9.70%) MVC
7 127 (9.40%) Scrum
8 125 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 111 (8.22%) SDLC
10 102 (7.55%) Software Testing
11 100 (7.40%) Infrastructure as Code
11 100 (7.40%) Service Management
12 90 (6.66%) Analytics
13 85 (6.29%) Machine Learning
14 79 (5.85%) Data Science
14 79 (5.85%) Service Delivery
15 77 (5.70%) Migration
15 77 (5.70%) Task Automation
16 74 (5.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 73 (5.40%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 381 (28.20%) SQL
2 296 (21.91%) C#
3 241 (17.84%) PowerShell
4 197 (14.58%) JavaScript
5 145 (10.73%) Python
6 120 (8.88%) Bash Shell
7 97 (7.18%) T-SQL
8 38 (2.81%) Java
9 33 (2.44%) C++
10 32 (2.37%) PHP
10 32 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 27 (2.00%) C
12 25 (1.85%) VBScript
13 22 (1.63%) VB
14 18 (1.33%) R
15 10 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 10 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.67%) Java 8
17 7 (0.52%) C++/CLI
17 7 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 182 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 132 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 89 (6.59%) Degree
4 85 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 26 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.92%) MCSE
7 25 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.41%) CCNA
8 19 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.33%) AWS Certification
10 15 (1.11%) GIAC
11 14 (1.04%) DBS Check
11 14 (1.04%) MCSA
11 14 (1.04%) RHCE
12 13 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
13 11 (0.81%) CCSA
13 11 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
15 9 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.70%) SLA
2 37 (2.74%) GDPR
3 27 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.78%) QA
5 17 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.74%) Accessibility
6 10 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.74%) PMO
7 8 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.074%) COSHH
11 1 (0.074%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.074%) GRC
11 1 (0.074%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.074%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.074%) MiFID
11 1 (0.074%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 241 (17.84%) Active Directory
2 174 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (8.81%) Hyper-V
4 118 (8.73%) Docker
5 73 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.96%) XenApp
8 12 (0.89%) vSphere
9 8 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.30%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.15%) pfSense
14 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.074%) Samba
Systems Management
1 107 (7.92%) Ansible
2 77 (5.70%) Puppet
3 50 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 48 (3.55%) Terraform
5 43 (3.18%) SCCM
6 38 (2.81%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 11 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.44%) WSUS
10 5 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.37%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.30%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.30%) Suricata
12 3 (0.22%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.22%) Nagios
12 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 233 (17.25%) VMware
2 113 (8.36%) Oracle
3 95 (7.03%) Cisco
4 74 (5.48%) Google
5 57 (4.22%) SAP
6 54 (4.00%) Citrix
7 50 (3.70%) Apple
8 41 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 33 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (2.37%) Veeam
11 27 (2.00%) Splunk
12 26 (1.92%) Dell
13 25 (1.85%) Sitecore
14 22 (1.63%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.41%) NetApp
15 19 (1.41%) Symantec
16 18 (1.33%) HP
17 17 (1.26%) IBM
18 16 (1.18%) EMC
19 14 (1.04%) Sophos