Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,729 1,915 1,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.94% 18.61% 18.10%
As % of the Vendors category 44.28% 44.00% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,446 1,631 1,639
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%

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 3,905 4,352 4,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.26% 42.29% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3,151 3,598 3,924
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,787 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +1 580 £42,500 +6.25% 147
Wiltshire -3 325 £36,500 -2.67% 66
Dorset +7 292 £35,000 - 72
Gloucestershire +2 216 £42,500 +14.86% 56
Somerset -2 138 £40,000 - 40
Devon -5 74 £30,500 -12.86% 32
Cornwall -8 52 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 625 (36.15%) Windows
2 516 (29.84%) .NET
3 483 (27.94%) C#
4 478 (27.65%) SQL Server
5 410 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
6 406 (23.48%) SQL
7 393 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 360 (20.82%) Active Directory
9 328 (18.97%) Finance
10 315 (18.22%) ITIL
11 280 (16.19%) JavaScript
12 276 (15.96%) Microsoft Office
13 261 (15.10%) HTML
14 255 (14.75%) Windows Server
15 252 (14.57%) Office 365
16 248 (14.34%) ASP.NET
17 243 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
17 243 (14.05%) Security Cleared
18 222 (12.84%) VMware
19 215 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
20 214 (12.38%) Degree
21 211 (12.20%) Marketing
21 211 (12.20%) MVC
22 210 (12.15%) Linux
23 200 (11.57%) PowerShell
24 198 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
25 173 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
26 172 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
27 167 (9.66%) CSS
28 166 (9.60%) Amazon AWS

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
1 136 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 134 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 34 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 31 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 27 (1.56%) Apache
7 27 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (1.45%) IIS
9 21 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.98%) CMS
10 17 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.93%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.75%) Apache Pig
13 11 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.52%) Confluence
14 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 276 (15.96%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 87 (5.03%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.17%) CATIA
7 3 (0.17%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.058%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.058%) Revit
8 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
8 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 41 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.058%) Primavera
5 1 (0.058%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.058%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 393 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 252 (14.57%) Office 365
3 166 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
5 35 (2.02%) SaaS
6 32 (1.85%) IaaS
7 31 (1.79%) PaaS
8 29 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (0.93%) Serverless
12 15 (0.87%) GitHub
13 14 (0.81%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.29%) G Suite
14 5 (0.29%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.23%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.12%) Boomi
18 1 (0.058%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 144 (8.33%) Firewall
2 106 (6.13%) TCP/IP
3 104 (6.02%) DNS
4 86 (4.97%) DHCP
5 74 (4.28%) LAN
6 64 (3.70%) WAN
7 56 (3.24%) SAN
8 46 (2.66%) Skype
9 44 (2.54%) Wireless
10 43 (2.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 40 (2.31%) VPN
12 38 (2.20%) Unified Communications
13 34 (1.97%) Software-Defined Networking
14 33 (1.91%) Internet
15 27 (1.56%) VoIP
16 26 (1.50%) WLAN
17 22 (1.27%) Network Security
18 21 (1.21%) NAS
19 18 (1.04%) HTTP
20 17 (0.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (27.65%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.40%) MySQL
3 68 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 62 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (2.83%) Power BI
7 46 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (2.43%) Big Data
8 42 (2.43%) RDBMS
9 39 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 32 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (0.75%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.69%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 114 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 110 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 67 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 49 (2.83%) JIRA
4 49 (2.83%) Selenium
5 26 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 25 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.39%) Bitbucket
8 16 (0.93%) git-flow
9 15 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (0.87%) CodeSonar
9 15 (0.87%) MSI
9 15 (0.87%) NUnit
9 15 (0.87%) Robot Framework
9 15 (0.87%) WebDriver
10 12 (0.69%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.64%) gulp
11 11 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 11 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 328 (18.97%) Finance
2 211 (12.20%) Marketing
3 165 (9.54%) Manufacturing
4 138 (7.98%) Electronics
4 138 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.95%) Retail
6 25 (1.45%) Legal
7 24 (1.39%) Advertising
8 21 (1.21%) Games
9 17 (0.98%) Aerospace
10 15 (0.87%) German Language
11 14 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
12 13 (0.75%) Automotive
12 13 (0.75%) Billing
13 11 (0.64%) Military
14 9 (0.52%) Law
15 8 (0.46%) Banking
16 6 (0.35%) Georgian Language
17 4 (0.23%) Back Office
18 2 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 424 (24.52%) Developer
2 208 (12.03%) Analyst
3 183 (10.58%) .NET Developer
4 167 (9.66%) Support Engineer
5 146 (8.44%) Architect
6 140 (8.10%) Software Developer
7 122 (7.06%) C# Developer
8 114 (6.59%) IT Engineer
9 109 (6.30%) Consultant
10 102 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 95 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 92 (5.32%) IT Support
13 67 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
13 67 (3.88%) Support Analyst
14 66 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
15 55 (3.18%) IT Support Engineer
16 53 (3.07%) .NET Software Developer
16 53 (3.07%) Administrator
16 53 (3.07%) Junior
17 50 (2.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (29.84%) .NET
2 261 (15.10%) HTML
3 248 (14.34%) ASP.NET
4 167 (9.66%) CSS
5 132 (7.63%) jQuery
6 128 (7.40%) Web Services
7 122 (7.06%) XML
8 113 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 101 (5.84%) AngularJS
10 92 (5.32%) .NET Framework
11 90 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 77 (4.45%) REST
13 73 (4.22%) Node.js
13 73 (4.22%) SOAP
14 65 (3.76%) WCF
15 60 (3.47%) HTML5
16 55 (3.18%) React
17 54 (3.12%) Entity Framework
18 52 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
19 39 (2.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 69 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 52 (3.01%) Public Cloud
7 51 (2.95%) Computer Science
8 45 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 37 (2.14%) User Experience
10 36 (2.08%) Driving Licence
11 35 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.79%) Blackberry
13 27 (1.56%) Renewable Energy
14 25 (1.45%) Clustering
15 18 (1.04%) Fat Client
15 18 (1.04%) Thin Client
16 17 (0.98%) Fintech
17 15 (0.87%) NHS
18 14 (0.81%) iPad
18 14 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 625 (36.15%) Windows
2 255 (14.75%) Windows Server
3 210 (12.15%) Linux
4 172 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 138 (7.98%) Windows 10
6 125 (7.23%) Windows 7
7 105 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (3.12%) Windows 8
9 47 (2.72%) Android
10 45 (2.60%) Unix
11 36 (2.08%) Apple iOS
11 36 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.33%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.93%) CentOS
16 15 (0.87%) Solaris
17 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.35%) Fedora
19 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (18.22%) ITIL
3 243 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
4 215 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
5 211 (12.20%) MVC
6 148 (8.56%) Scrum
7 140 (8.10%) Project Management
8 137 (7.92%) Programme Management
9 135 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 133 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
11 124 (7.17%) TDD
12 118 (6.82%) Service Delivery
13 105 (6.07%) PRINCE2
14 102 (5.90%) CRM
15 98 (5.67%) DevOps
16 94 (5.44%) SDLC
16 94 (5.44%) Test Automation
17 90 (5.21%) Service Management
18 87 (5.03%) E-Commerce
19 82 (4.74%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 483 (27.94%) C#
2 406 (23.48%) SQL
3 280 (16.19%) JavaScript
4 200 (11.57%) PowerShell
5 145 (8.39%) Java
6 123 (7.11%) Python
7 82 (4.74%) C++
8 72 (4.16%) T-SQL
9 60 (3.47%) C
9 60 (3.47%) PHP
10 44 (2.54%) VB.NET
11 34 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.45%) VB
13 24 (1.39%) Perl
13 24 (1.39%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 16 (0.93%) Scala
16 14 (0.81%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.58%) Go
Qualifications
1 243 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 214 (12.38%) Degree
3 198 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 109 (6.30%) DV Cleared
5 93 (5.38%) SC Cleared
6 92 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (5.09%) MCSE
8 81 (4.68%) CCNA
9 65 (3.76%) MCSA
10 55 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 41 (2.37%) MCP
12 40 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.50%) AWS Certification
13 26 (1.50%) CISSP
13 26 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (1.27%) MCITP
14 22 (1.27%) SSCP
14 22 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
15 21 (1.21%) PMP
16 20 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.16%) SLA
2 46 (2.66%) QA
3 34 (1.97%) PMO
4 26 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 21 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.81%) GDPR
7 13 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.29%) WCAG
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.12%) COBIT
14 1 (0.058%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.058%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 360 (20.82%) Active Directory
2 156 (9.02%) Hyper-V
3 137 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (2.95%) Docker
5 42 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (2.14%) XenApp
7 31 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (1.62%) vSphere
10 22 (1.27%) XenDesktop
11 18 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.64%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.46%) Firmware
14 7 (0.40%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.40%) NFS
14 7 (0.40%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.40%) Xen
14 7 (0.40%) XenServer
15 5 (0.29%) KVM
16 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 132 (7.63%) SCCM
2 49 (2.83%) Puppet
3 38 (2.20%) SCOM
4 31 (1.79%) Ansible
5 29 (1.68%) WSUS
6 22 (1.27%) vCenter Server
6 22 (1.27%) vRealize
7 21 (1.21%) SCVMM
8 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (1.10%) Cacti
10 17 (0.98%) ZABBIX
11 16 (0.93%) Salt
12 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (0.81%) Nagios
13 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 11 (0.64%) Kubernetes
15 9 (0.52%) SCDPM
16 7 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
16 7 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 222 (12.84%) VMware
2 158 (9.14%) Oracle
3 144 (8.33%) SAP
4 130 (7.52%) Cisco
5 120 (6.94%) Citrix
6 52 (3.01%) Google
7 35 (2.02%) HP
8 33 (1.91%) SolarWinds
9 30 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.62%) Veeam
11 26 (1.50%) Dell
11 26 (1.50%) McAfee
12 20 (1.16%) EMC
12 20 (1.16%) IBM
13 19 (1.10%) Apple
14 18 (1.04%) Tableau
15 17 (0.98%) Symantec
16 15 (0.87%) Remedy
17 13 (0.75%) Informatica
17 13 (0.75%) Ivanti