Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,441 1,556 2,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.43% 15.38% 19.84%
As % of the Vendors category 45.13% 41.08% 46.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,199 1,300 1,632
South West median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,225 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £62,738 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3,193 3,788 4,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.63% 37.45% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,572 3,041 3,526
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +4 361 £42,500 - 138
Dorset +4 310 £32,500 -18.75% 61
Wiltshire +1 267 £39,750 +1.92% 57
Gloucestershire -4 187 £45,000 +5.88% 60
Somerset +17 164 £35,000 -6.67% 63
Devon +15 108 £35,000 +12.69% 58
Cornwall +5 21 £25,500 -21.54% 19
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 587 (40.74%) Windows
2 475 (32.96%) Azure
3 440 (30.53%) Active Directory
4 421 (29.22%) Office 365
5 370 (25.68%) SQL
6 344 (23.87%) SQL Server
7 332 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
8 299 (20.75%) .NET
9 277 (19.22%) C#
10 266 (18.46%) Windows Server
11 259 (17.97%) Finance
12 223 (15.48%) VMware
13 222 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
14 214 (14.85%) ITIL
15 201 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
16 180 (12.49%) JavaScript
17 166 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 155 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
19 152 (10.55%) SharePoint
20 148 (10.27%) Linux
21 144 (9.99%) PowerShell
22 141 (9.78%) DNS
23 140 (9.72%) TCP/IP
24 136 (9.44%) Firewall
24 136 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
24 136 (9.44%) Hyper-V
24 136 (9.44%) Windows 10
25 131 (9.09%) HTML
26 130 (9.02%) Security Cleared
26 130 (9.02%) Analytical Skills

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
1 152 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 118 (8.19%) MS Exchange
3 47 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 35 (2.43%) IIS
6 23 (1.60%) CMS
7 22 (1.53%) Confluence
8 19 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (0.97%) Drupal
10 9 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.28%) JBoss
14 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 222 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (1.04%) LibreOffice
7 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) InDesign
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 60 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.14%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.069%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.069%) iTrent
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 475 (32.96%) Azure
2 421 (29.22%) Office 365
3 99 (6.87%) AWS
4 83 (5.76%) Power Platform
5 69 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
6 44 (3.05%) SaaS
7 39 (2.71%) IaaS
8 35 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (1.18%) Serverless
10 16 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.04%) Azure Functions
12 14 (0.97%) GCP
13 13 (0.90%) PaaS
13 13 (0.90%) PowerApps
14 12 (0.83%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.56%) NuGet
16 7 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
17 6 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 4 (0.28%) Google Play
18 4 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 141 (9.78%) DNS
2 140 (9.72%) TCP/IP
3 136 (9.44%) Firewall
4 87 (6.04%) DHCP
5 76 (5.27%) WAN
6 72 (5.00%) LAN
7 66 (4.58%) Wireless
8 64 (4.44%) SAN
9 58 (4.02%) VPN
10 41 (2.85%) VLAN
11 40 (2.78%) Internet
11 40 (2.78%) Skype
12 31 (2.15%) VoIP
13 27 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
14 26 (1.80%) NAS
15 24 (1.67%) SSL
16 23 (1.60%) HTTP
17 22 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
18 20 (1.39%) Unified Communications
19 18 (1.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 76 (5.27%) Power BI
4 63 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 45 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (2.01%) MySQL
8 23 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 15 (1.04%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
12 12 (0.83%) GIS
13 11 (0.76%) Big Data
13 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 82 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 52 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 36 (2.50%) JIRA
5 33 (2.29%) Subversion
6 22 (1.53%) Selenium
7 21 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 17 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (1.04%) JUnit
10 14 (0.97%) Jenkins
11 11 (0.76%) NUnit
12 9 (0.62%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.56%) MSTest
14 7 (0.49%) GitLab
15 5 (0.35%) Postman
15 5 (0.35%) Protractor
15 5 (0.35%) Rational Team Concert
15 5 (0.35%) WebDriver
16 4 (0.28%) Android Studio
General
1 259 (17.97%) Finance
2 107 (7.43%) Public Sector
3 77 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 75 (5.20%) Marketing
5 67 (4.65%) Legal
6 66 (4.58%) Manufacturing
7 63 (4.37%) Electronics
8 55 (3.82%) Retail
9 18 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 17 (1.18%) Law
11 11 (0.76%) Local Government
12 10 (0.69%) Advertising
13 6 (0.42%) Back Office
13 6 (0.42%) Military
14 5 (0.35%) Avionics
14 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.35%) Publishing
15 4 (0.28%) Housing Association
15 4 (0.28%) Police
16 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 306 (21.24%) Developer
2 188 (13.05%) Analyst
3 152 (10.55%) Support Engineer
4 89 (6.18%) .NET Developer
5 88 (6.11%) Consultant
6 82 (5.69%) IT Support
7 80 (5.55%) Software Developer
8 76 (5.27%) IT Engineer
9 70 (4.86%) C# Developer
10 63 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 59 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 59 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
12 56 (3.89%) Support Technician
13 54 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 54 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
14 53 (3.68%) Senior Developer
15 50 (3.47%) Architect
16 48 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
17 46 (3.19%) .NET Software Developer
18 45 (3.12%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (20.75%) .NET
2 131 (9.09%) HTML
3 126 (8.74%) ASP.NET
4 125 (8.67%) CSS
5 105 (7.29%) jQuery
6 104 (7.22%) AngularJS
7 78 (5.41%) .NET Framework
8 74 (5.14%) Web Services
9 71 (4.93%) .NET Core
10 67 (4.65%) XML
11 54 (3.75%) React
12 52 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (3.05%) WCF
14 42 (2.91%) JSON
15 41 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (2.78%) SOAP
17 38 (2.64%) RESTful
18 36 (2.50%) Entity Framework
18 36 (2.50%) HTML5
19 29 (2.01%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.61%) Data Centre
5 45 (3.12%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 36 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.32%) PKI
9 16 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.11%) Reinsurance
9 16 (1.11%) User Experience
10 15 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 13 (0.90%) CMDB
11 13 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.62%) Clustering
13 9 (0.62%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 587 (40.74%) Windows
2 266 (18.46%) Windows Server
3 148 (10.27%) Linux
4 136 (9.44%) Windows 10
5 105 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (5.14%) Windows 7
7 57 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (2.50%) Unix
9 35 (2.43%) Windows 8
10 26 (1.80%) CentOS
11 22 (1.53%) Android
12 16 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.69%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.56%) AIX
15 8 (0.56%) Debian
16 7 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.28%) Fedora
17 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (14.85%) ITIL
3 201 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
4 155 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
5 113 (7.84%) CRM
6 112 (7.77%) Migration
7 108 (7.49%) Scrum
8 107 (7.43%) DevOps
9 106 (7.36%) MVC
10 94 (6.52%) Project Management
11 90 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 85 (5.90%) Test Automation
13 79 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 72 (5.00%) Service Management
15 68 (4.72%) TDD
16 61 (4.23%) Software Engineering
17 58 (4.02%) Waterfall
18 57 (3.96%) Programme Management
19 56 (3.89%) Project Delivery
20 55 (3.82%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 370 (25.68%) SQL
2 277 (19.22%) C#
3 180 (12.49%) JavaScript
4 144 (9.99%) PowerShell
5 74 (5.14%) Python
6 62 (4.30%) T-SQL
7 51 (3.54%) Java
8 39 (2.71%) TypeScript
9 33 (2.29%) Bash Shell
9 33 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 27 (1.87%) C
11 21 (1.46%) Ruby
12 20 (1.39%) C++
13 14 (0.97%) R
14 13 (0.90%) VB
14 13 (0.90%) VBA
15 10 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.42%) VB6
17 6 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 166 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 100 (6.94%) Degree
4 76 (5.27%) MCSE
5 66 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 60 (4.16%) DV Cleared
7 59 (4.09%) MCSA
8 44 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (2.91%) CCNA
10 29 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.87%) MCP
12 22 (1.53%) ISTQB
13 20 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (0.97%) HND
15 13 (0.90%) CISMP
15 13 (0.90%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.90%) ISEB
16 12 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
17 11 (0.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.32%) SLA
2 41 (2.85%) QA
3 15 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (0.69%) GDPR
6 10 (0.69%) PMO
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.21%) NCSC
9 2 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
9 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.069%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.069%) GxP
10 1 (0.069%) IEC 61131
10 1 (0.069%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 440 (30.53%) Active Directory
2 136 (9.44%) Hyper-V
2 136 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.71%) vSphere
4 38 (2.64%) Docker
5 32 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (2.08%) UAG
7 29 (2.01%) XenApp
8 13 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.76%) Firmware
11 7 (0.49%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.28%) NFS
13 4 (0.28%) Samba
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.28%) Xen
14 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 82 (5.69%) SCCM
2 33 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 30 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (1.80%) SCOM
5 22 (1.53%) PaperCut
5 22 (1.53%) WSUS
6 14 (0.97%) vCenter Server
7 13 (0.90%) Puppet
7 13 (0.90%) Terraform
8 12 (0.83%) Cloudify
8 12 (0.83%) logstash
8 12 (0.83%) Packer
9 11 (0.76%) Nagios
10 10 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.69%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.62%) Ansible
12 8 (0.56%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.56%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 223 (15.48%) VMware
2 112 (7.77%) Cisco
3 108 (7.49%) Oracle
4 80 (5.55%) Citrix
5 66 (4.58%) SAP
6 65 (4.51%) HP
7 49 (3.40%) Veeam
8 45 (3.12%) Dell
9 41 (2.85%) IBM
10 34 (2.36%) Avaya
11 32 (2.22%) EMC
12 27 (1.87%) Apple
13 25 (1.73%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.32%) Symantec
16 18 (1.25%) Sage
17 17 (1.18%) Google
17 17 (1.18%) MuleSoft
18 16 (1.11%) SolarWinds