Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,669 1,868 1,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.91% 18.02% 18.28%
As % of the Vendors category 40.57% 45.85% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,431 1,578 1,594
South West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 4,114 4,074 4,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.68% 39.29% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,350 3,335 3,678
South West median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,807 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -1 454 £40,000 - 127
Dorset +4 386 £40,000 +14.29% 90
Wiltshire 0 356 £45,000 +16.88% 67
Gloucestershire 0 231 £41,000 +2.50% 48
Somerset -1 124 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Devon -6 73 £33,500 +3.08% 49
Cornwall 0 38 £31,500 -3.08% 22
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 624 (37.39%) Windows
2 521 (31.22%) Active Directory
3 477 (28.58%) Azure
4 388 (23.25%) SQL Server
5 365 (21.87%) SQL
6 350 (20.97%) Office 365
7 332 (19.89%) Finance
8 328 (19.65%) C#
9 311 (18.63%) Windows Server
10 310 (18.57%) .NET
11 305 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
12 302 (18.09%) ITIL
13 281 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
14 280 (16.78%) Security Cleared
15 263 (15.76%) VMware
16 253 (15.16%) Public Sector
17 195 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
18 191 (11.44%) MS Exchange
19 188 (11.26%) Cisco
20 187 (11.20%) JavaScript
21 183 (10.96%) Linux
21 183 (10.96%) SCCM
22 181 (10.84%) PowerShell
23 180 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 177 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
25 176 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
26 167 (10.01%) Firewall
27 162 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
28 161 (9.65%) Windows 10
29 160 (9.59%) ASP.NET

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
1 191 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 110 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.22%) IIS
3 37 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 36 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.32%) CMS
7 20 (1.20%) Confluence
8 12 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.60%) ArcGIS
9 10 (0.60%) Drupal
9 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.54%) JBoss
11 6 (0.36%) ArcSDE
11 6 (0.36%) GeoServer
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Spatial
11 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.30%) Apache
12 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.30%) EPiServer
Applications
1 281 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (3.89%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) InDesign
7 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.18%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.060%) CATIA
10 1 (0.060%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.060%) Simulink
10 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.060%) SPSS
10 1 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.30%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.060%) Primavera
7 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.060%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 477 (28.58%) Azure
2 350 (20.97%) Office 365
3 149 (8.93%) AWS
4 48 (2.88%) Power Platform
5 47 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (2.46%) SaaS
7 31 (1.86%) GCP
8 27 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (1.26%) IaaS
10 16 (0.96%) Serverless
11 15 (0.90%) npm
12 13 (0.78%) Azure Functions
13 11 (0.66%) PaaS
14 7 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.42%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 6 (0.36%) FinancialForce
15 6 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 167 (10.01%) Firewall
2 136 (8.15%) WAN
3 123 (7.37%) DNS
4 102 (6.11%) TCP/IP
5 85 (5.09%) DHCP
5 85 (5.09%) LAN
6 62 (3.71%) Unified Communications
7 59 (3.54%) SAN
8 58 (3.48%) Wireless
9 53 (3.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 51 (3.06%) VPN
11 50 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 48 (2.88%) Skype
13 34 (2.04%) VLAN
14 30 (1.80%) VoIP
15 29 (1.74%) Software-Defined Networking
16 27 (1.62%) Network Security
17 25 (1.50%) HTTP
18 23 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (1.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (23.25%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (2.82%) Power BI
4 45 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 40 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (1.98%) Big Data
8 27 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (1.38%) MySQL
9 23 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (0.96%) GIS
11 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.78%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.72%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.60%) BigQuery
16 10 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 92 (5.51%) Git (software)
2 78 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 52 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (2.76%) JIRA
5 36 (2.16%) Subversion
6 29 (1.74%) NUnit
7 25 (1.50%) Selenium
8 19 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 18 (1.08%) HP UFT
9 18 (1.08%) JUnit
9 18 (1.08%) LoadRunner
10 16 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 15 (0.90%) MSI
11 15 (0.90%) webpack
12 14 (0.84%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.60%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.60%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.54%) Ant
14 9 (0.54%) MSBuild
15 7 (0.42%) Protractor
General
1 332 (19.89%) Finance
2 253 (15.16%) Public Sector
3 130 (7.79%) Marketing
4 92 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 87 (5.21%) Manufacturing
6 65 (3.89%) Electronics
7 56 (3.36%) Retail
8 42 (2.52%) Banking
9 24 (1.44%) Legal
10 20 (1.20%) Law
11 19 (1.14%) Back Office
12 17 (1.02%) Games
13 16 (0.96%) Local Government
14 8 (0.48%) Advertising
14 8 (0.48%) Military
15 7 (0.42%) Publishing
16 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.30%) Environmental Health
16 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 338 (20.25%) Developer
2 263 (15.76%) Analyst
3 132 (7.91%) Support Engineer
4 129 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 127 (7.61%) Consultant
6 118 (7.07%) .NET Developer
7 116 (6.95%) Architect
8 93 (5.57%) Solutions Architect
9 90 (5.39%) IT Support
10 88 (5.27%) Support Analyst
11 87 (5.21%) Software Developer
12 80 (4.79%) IT Engineer
13 77 (4.61%) Service Analyst
14 76 (4.55%) C# Developer
15 63 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
16 60 (3.59%) Applications Support
17 59 (3.54%) Technical Support
18 54 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 52 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
19 52 (3.12%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (18.57%) .NET
2 160 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 146 (8.75%) CSS
4 141 (8.45%) HTML
5 124 (7.43%) Web Services
6 111 (6.65%) jQuery
7 95 (5.69%) XML
8 91 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 87 (5.21%) AngularJS
10 82 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
12 69 (4.13%) .NET Core
13 63 (3.77%) JSON
14 58 (3.48%) HTML5
15 53 (3.18%) SOAP
15 53 (3.18%) WCF
16 50 (3.00%) React
17 48 (2.88%) Sass
18 40 (2.40%) RESTful
19 37 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 79 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (3.65%) User Experience
5 58 (3.48%) Driving Licence
6 52 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 51 (3.06%) Data Centre
8 50 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
9 33 (1.98%) PKI
10 28 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.14%) Clustering
14 16 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.78%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.66%) CESG
16 11 (0.66%) CMDB
17 10 (0.60%) Fat Client
17 10 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 624 (37.39%) Windows
2 311 (18.63%) Windows Server
3 183 (10.96%) Linux
4 176 (10.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (9.65%) Windows 10
6 112 (6.71%) Windows 7
7 86 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (1.62%) Android
9 18 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.78%) CentOS
10 13 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.42%) Fedora
12 7 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (18.09%) ITIL
3 195 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
4 162 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
5 152 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 120 (7.19%) Project Management
7 116 (6.95%) MVC
8 114 (6.83%) Software Engineering
9 107 (6.41%) Project Delivery
10 98 (5.87%) DevOps
11 97 (5.81%) Service Management
12 93 (5.57%) Service Delivery
13 88 (5.27%) CRM
13 88 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
13 88 (5.27%) Migration
14 87 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
15 84 (5.03%) Mentoring
16 83 (4.97%) SDLC
17 82 (4.91%) Scrum
17 82 (4.91%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 365 (21.87%) SQL
2 328 (19.65%) C#
3 187 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 181 (10.84%) PowerShell
5 100 (5.99%) Java
6 80 (4.79%) Python
7 75 (4.49%) C
8 54 (3.24%) T-SQL
9 45 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 42 (2.52%) C++
11 36 (2.16%) VB.NET
12 25 (1.50%) VBA
13 24 (1.44%) VB
14 21 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.60%) MATLAB
15 10 (0.60%) R
16 7 (0.42%) PHP
17 6 (0.36%) VBScript
18 5 (0.30%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 280 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 180 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (9.41%) Degree
4 106 (6.35%) DV Cleared
5 70 (4.19%) MCSE
6 63 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (3.65%) MCSA
8 55 (3.30%) MCP
9 53 (3.18%) CCNA
10 44 (2.64%) SC Cleared
11 37 (2.22%) ISTQB
12 27 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
13 21 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (0.96%) CCNP
14 16 (0.96%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.84%) OCP
15 14 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
15 14 (0.84%) SAP Certification
16 13 (0.78%) APMP
16 13 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.55%) SLA
2 41 (2.46%) QA
3 27 (1.62%) JSP 440
4 23 (1.38%) GDPR
4 23 (1.38%) HMG Infosec
4 23 (1.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 22 (1.32%) PMO
6 15 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) NIST
10 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 521 (31.22%) Active Directory
2 177 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 38 (2.28%) vSphere
5 37 (2.22%) Docker
6 36 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 35 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 33 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (1.62%) XenApp
10 14 (0.84%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.60%) UAG
13 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.36%) Xen
15 5 (0.30%) NFS
15 5 (0.30%) Samba
16 4 (0.24%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 183 (10.96%) SCCM
2 86 (5.15%) SCOM
3 42 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 39 (2.34%) vRealize
5 30 (1.80%) Puppet
6 29 (1.74%) Kubernetes
7 24 (1.44%) Ansible
8 19 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (0.90%) HP ALM
10 14 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.72%) Nagios
12 11 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.66%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.66%) WSUS
13 10 (0.60%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.54%) PaperCut
15 8 (0.48%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
16 7 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 263 (15.76%) VMware
2 188 (11.26%) Cisco
3 108 (6.47%) SAP
4 98 (5.87%) Citrix
5 97 (5.81%) Oracle
6 52 (3.12%) HP
7 45 (2.70%) Dell
8 39 (2.34%) Apple
9 34 (2.04%) Veeam
10 33 (1.98%) Google
11 30 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.50%) Tableau
13 21 (1.26%) EMC
14 18 (1.08%) Adobe
14 18 (1.08%) DevExpress
14 18 (1.08%) SolarWinds
15 15 (0.90%) Meraki
15 15 (0.90%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.78%) Avaya
16 13 (0.78%) Sage