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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,787 1,380 744
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 19.92% 17.97% 17.05%
As % of the Vendors category 49.07% 44.39% 43.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,015 1,031 599
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £30,932 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +3.66%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - - +11.11%

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 3,642 3,109 1,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.61% 40.48% 39.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,072 2,180 1,340
10th Percentile £26,275 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year - +0.92% +9.00%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Bristol -7 506 £43,000 -1.15% 94
Gloucestershire 0 311 £45,000 +20.00% 47
Wiltshire +8 264 £48,000 +47.69% 51
Devon +1 232 £33,714 -7.63% 41
Dorset +7 226 £42,500 -10.53% 51
Somerset +1 167 £43,223 +8.06% 27
Cornwall -4 69 £31,500 -17.65% 7
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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.

1 696 (38.95%) Azure
2 601 (33.63%) Agile
3 404 (22.61%) Windows
4 401 (22.44%) Social Skills
5 390 (21.82%) SQL
6 370 (20.71%) DevOps
7 339 (18.97%) Microsoft 365
8 335 (18.75%) .NET
9 332 (18.58%) SQL Server
9 332 (18.58%) Finance
10 325 (18.19%) Degree
11 299 (16.73%) C#
12 290 (16.23%) Security Cleared
13 272 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
14 265 (14.83%) Active Directory
15 264 (14.77%) AWS
16 235 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
17 228 (12.76%) ITIL
18 210 (11.75%) SharePoint
19 205 (11.47%) Project Management
20 203 (11.36%) JavaScript
21 193 (10.80%) Cybersecurity
22 192 (10.74%) CI/CD
23 191 (10.69%) QA
24 190 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
25 183 (10.24%) Analytics
26 181 (10.13%) Python
26 181 (10.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
27 172 (9.63%) Software Engineering
28 170 (9.51%) 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
1 210 (11.75%) SharePoint
2 72 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 50 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
4 45 (2.52%) MS Project Server
5 22 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (1.12%) Confluence
6 20 (1.12%) IIS
7 18 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 14 (0.78%) CMS
9 13 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
9 13 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.62%) ArcGIS
10 11 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.56%) Apache
12 9 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.45%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.45%) Sitefinity
14 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 272 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 153 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.056%) InVision
8 1 (0.056%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 33 (1.85%) JDE OneWorld
1 33 (1.85%) NetSuite
2 22 (1.23%) Maximo
3 20 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.62%) Primavera
5 8 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.056%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 696 (38.95%) Azure
2 339 (18.97%) Microsoft 365
3 264 (14.77%) AWS
4 160 (8.95%) Azure DevOps
5 142 (7.95%) GCP
6 139 (7.78%) Power Platform
7 89 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (3.25%) IaaS
9 57 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
10 56 (3.13%) PaaS
11 41 (2.29%) Serverless
12 39 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
13 35 (1.96%) SaaS
14 32 (1.79%) OneDrive
15 31 (1.73%) GitHub
16 22 (1.23%) Azure Logic Apps
16 22 (1.23%) PowerApps
17 21 (1.18%) Azure Functions
18 20 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
18 20 (1.12%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 159 (8.90%) Firewall
2 99 (5.54%) DNS
3 94 (5.26%) VPN
4 86 (4.81%) WAN
5 70 (3.92%) DHCP
6 68 (3.81%) LAN
7 55 (3.08%) TCP/IP
8 54 (3.02%) VLAN
9 50 (2.80%) SAN
10 48 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
11 43 (2.41%) Internet
12 41 (2.29%) Wireless
13 30 (1.68%) Network Security
14 28 (1.57%) PPP
14 28 (1.57%) SD-WAN
15 26 (1.45%) VoIP
16 19 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (0.95%) IPv4
18 16 (0.90%) IP Telephony
18 16 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 121 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
3 97 (5.43%) Power BI
4 91 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (4.42%) Big Data
6 68 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (3.30%) Relational Database
8 37 (2.07%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
11 28 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
12 23 (1.29%) Data Lake
13 20 (1.12%) MySQL
14 19 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
15 18 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
17 14 (0.78%) GIS
18 13 (0.73%) OLTP
18 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
18 13 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 107 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 63 (3.53%) Zephyr
3 60 (3.36%) JMeter
3 60 (3.36%) Rational Quality Manager
4 40 (2.24%) JIRA
5 38 (2.13%) Subversion
6 31 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (1.68%) Selenium
8 29 (1.62%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 23 (1.29%) TeamCity
11 22 (1.23%) Jenkins
12 13 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.39%) MSBuild
15 5 (0.28%) Bitbucket
16 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 3 (0.17%) IDA Disassembler
17 3 (0.17%) Jaeger
18 2 (0.11%) Trac
General
1 401 (22.44%) Social Skills
2 332 (18.58%) Finance
3 181 (10.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 140 (7.83%) Retail
5 135 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
6 112 (6.27%) Aerospace
7 108 (6.04%) Public Sector
8 97 (5.43%) Games
9 91 (5.09%) Marketing
10 76 (4.25%) Telecoms
11 75 (4.20%) Legal
12 66 (3.69%) Law
13 62 (3.47%) Military
14 60 (3.36%) Aviation
15 47 (2.63%) Electronics
16 46 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
17 39 (2.18%) Manufacturing
18 27 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
19 19 (1.06%) Banking
20 15 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 236 (13.21%) Developer
2 172 (9.63%) Analyst
3 99 (5.54%) Architect
4 98 (5.48%) .NET Developer
5 93 (5.20%) IT Support
6 90 (5.04%) Software Developer
7 87 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 79 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 77 (4.31%) Software Engineer
10 76 (4.25%) Trainee
11 72 (4.03%) Support Engineer
12 71 (3.97%) Graduate
13 70 (3.92%) Administrator
13 70 (3.92%) IT Engineer
14 66 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
15 62 (3.47%) IT Manager
16 61 (3.41%) QA Leader
17 56 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
18 53 (2.97%) IT Project Manager
19 52 (2.91%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (18.75%) .NET
2 122 (6.83%) .NET Framework
3 112 (6.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 111 (6.21%) React
5 109 (6.10%) ASP.NET
6 99 (5.54%) .NET Core
7 93 (5.20%) AngularJS
8 92 (5.15%) Spring
9 82 (4.59%) Entity Framework
10 80 (4.48%) HTML
11 79 (4.42%) CSS
12 68 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 54 (3.02%) Dapper ORM
14 47 (2.63%) XML
15 38 (2.13%) Vue.js
16 33 (1.85%) REST
17 28 (1.57%) HTML5
18 27 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 26 (1.45%) RESTful
19 26 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 90 (5.04%) Driving Licence
3 76 (4.25%) Algorithms
4 75 (4.20%) User Experience
5 70 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 69 (3.86%) Virtual Team
7 59 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (1.79%) Clustering
8 32 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (1.73%) Public Cloud
10 26 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.45%) Social Media
11 25 (1.40%) Cloud Native
12 20 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
13 18 (1.01%) Blog
13 18 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
13 18 (1.01%) NHS
14 16 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (0.73%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 404 (22.61%) Windows
2 161 (9.01%) Windows Server
3 145 (8.11%) Linux
4 120 (6.72%) Windows 10
5 56 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 44 (2.46%) Unix
7 33 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 32 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
9 31 (1.73%) Android
10 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.01%) CentOS
11 18 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.34%) Debian
14 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.28%) AIX
15 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (33.63%) Agile
2 370 (20.71%) DevOps
3 235 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
4 228 (12.76%) ITIL
5 205 (11.47%) Project Management
6 193 (10.80%) Cybersecurity
7 192 (10.74%) CI/CD
8 190 (10.63%) Business Intelligence
9 183 (10.24%) Analytics
10 172 (9.63%) Software Engineering
11 170 (9.51%) Scrum
12 165 (9.23%) Mentoring
13 159 (8.90%) Software Testing
14 154 (8.62%) MVC
15 144 (8.06%) Project Delivery
16 127 (7.11%) Data Analytics
16 127 (7.11%) Information Security
17 113 (6.32%) SDLC
18 110 (6.16%) Service Management
19 108 (6.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 390 (21.82%) SQL
2 299 (16.73%) C#
3 203 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 181 (10.13%) Python
5 162 (9.07%) PowerShell
6 149 (8.34%) T-SQL
7 111 (6.21%) Java
8 102 (5.71%) TypeScript
9 42 (2.35%) C++
10 41 (2.29%) C
11 30 (1.68%) VBA
12 25 (1.40%) Bash
13 18 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (1.01%) VB
14 17 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.45%) Perl
17 6 (0.34%) XPath
18 5 (0.28%) PHP
18 5 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 325 (18.19%) Degree
2 290 (16.23%) Security Cleared
3 137 (7.67%) SC Cleared
4 109 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (2.13%) HNC
7 35 (1.96%) CCNA
8 34 (1.90%) Master's Degree
8 34 (1.90%) MCSE
9 33 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
10 32 (1.79%) DV Cleared
11 24 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (1.23%) CCNP
13 21 (1.18%) A+ Certification
13 21 (1.18%) PMI Certification
14 17 (0.95%) MCSA
14 17 (0.95%) PMP
15 16 (0.90%) Postgraduate
16 15 (0.84%) CISSP
17 14 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (10.69%) QA
2 52 (2.91%) GDPR
3 51 (2.85%) PMO
4 49 (2.74%) SLA
5 41 (2.29%) Accessibility
6 23 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.56%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (0.45%) NCSC
10 6 (0.34%) NIST
11 3 (0.17%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 265 (14.83%) Active Directory
2 119 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.59%) Docker
4 62 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (1.23%) vSphere
7 15 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.50%) Firmware
8 9 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.45%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.28%) GPFS
11 5 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.17%) Ceph
13 3 (0.17%) XenApp
14 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 90 (5.04%) Kubernetes
2 64 (3.58%) Terraform
3 63 (3.53%) HP ALM
3 63 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
4 61 (3.41%) SCCM
5 43 (2.41%) Ansible
6 39 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (1.06%) HP Fortify
8 18 (1.01%) WSUS
9 16 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 13 (0.73%) Puppet
11 12 (0.67%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.45%) vRealize
13 8 (0.45%) VxRail
14 6 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (0.34%) Dell DRAC
14 6 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 162 (9.07%) VMware
2 156 (8.73%) Google
3 91 (5.09%) HP
4 90 (5.04%) Oracle
5 85 (4.76%) IBM
6 70 (3.92%) Cisco
7 61 (3.41%) Apple
8 52 (2.91%) Citrix
9 40 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.85%) SAP
11 25 (1.40%) Adobe
11 25 (1.40%) ServiceNow
12 23 (1.29%) Aruba
12 23 (1.29%) Dell
13 18 (1.01%) EMC
13 18 (1.01%) ESRI
13 18 (1.01%) NetApp
14 17 (0.95%) Veeam
15 16 (0.90%) Fortinet
15 16 (0.90%) SolarWinds