Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,989 1,642 2,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.64% 16.16% 17.75%
As % of the Vendors category 43.94% 38.11% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,578 1,381 1,753
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 4,527 4,309 5,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.43% 42.42% 44.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,679 3,598 4,267
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £23,125
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £61,350
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -1 508 £40,000 -5.88% 95
Dorset +4 391 £35,000 -2.78% 70
Wiltshire +5 365 £40,000 +23.08% 55
Somerset -1 214 £39,500 +5.33% 44
Gloucestershire -5 175 £40,000 +11.11% 50
Cornwall 0 126 £42,500 +88.89% 8
Devon +5 96 £28,052 -13.69% 32
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 747 (37.56%) SQL Server
2 646 (32.48%) Windows
3 597 (30.02%) .NET
4 595 (29.91%) C#
5 570 (28.66%) SQL
6 459 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 443 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 403 (20.26%) ITIL
9 383 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
10 376 (18.90%) ASP.NET
11 373 (18.75%) MVC
12 354 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
13 341 (17.14%) Windows Server
14 321 (16.14%) JavaScript
15 312 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
16 309 (15.54%) Security Cleared
17 293 (14.73%) Finance
18 290 (14.58%) Degree
19 287 (14.43%) VMware
20 282 (14.18%) Office 365
21 275 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
22 264 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
23 263 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
24 248 (12.47%) HTML
25 233 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
26 231 (11.61%) Firewall
27 224 (11.26%) .NET Framework
28 210 (10.56%) SharePoint
28 210 (10.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 205 (10.31%) Linux

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 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 122 (6.13%) MS Exchange
3 60 (3.02%) IIS
4 49 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 47 (2.36%) Umbraco
6 45 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (2.16%) CMS
8 42 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 32 (1.61%) Skype for Business
10 31 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.70%) Kentico
13 12 (0.60%) Apache
14 11 (0.55%) Confluence
15 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.50%) SAS
15 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.45%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 312 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.20%) SPSS
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.050%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.050%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 73 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 62 (3.12%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (1.11%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.35%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.30%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.15%) BPCS
9 3 (0.15%) nopCommerce
10 2 (0.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.050%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 443 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 282 (14.18%) Office 365
3 162 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
5 48 (2.41%) SaaS
6 42 (2.11%) IaaS
7 40 (2.01%) PaaS
8 26 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 17 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
13 14 (0.70%) G Suite
14 11 (0.55%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.45%) Serverless
16 4 (0.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
18 2 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
18 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
18 2 (0.10%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 231 (11.61%) Firewall
2 159 (7.99%) DNS
3 135 (6.79%) Network Security
4 121 (6.08%) DHCP
5 118 (5.93%) TCP/IP
6 86 (4.32%) WAN
7 68 (3.42%) SAN
8 66 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 62 (3.12%) VPN
10 60 (3.02%) LAN
11 56 (2.82%) HTTP
12 47 (2.36%) Wireless
13 38 (1.91%) FTP
14 37 (1.86%) VoIP
15 36 (1.81%) SMTP
16 34 (1.71%) Internet
16 34 (1.71%) X.400
17 33 (1.66%) HTTPS
18 32 (1.61%) DMZ
18 32 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 747 (37.56%) SQL Server
2 210 (10.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 175 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (4.47%) Power BI
6 82 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 70 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 62 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 53 (2.66%) MySQL
11 50 (2.51%) Relational Database
12 49 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
13 37 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 36 (1.81%) NoSQL
15 31 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
16 28 (1.41%) Hadoop
17 27 (1.36%) Big Data
18 26 (1.31%) RDBMS
19 24 (1.21%) OLAP
19 24 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 141 (7.09%) Visual Studio
2 139 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 45 (2.26%) JIRA
5 33 (1.66%) Jasmine
6 31 (1.56%) gulp
6 31 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 30 (1.51%) MSI
7 30 (1.51%) Selenium
8 23 (1.16%) Jenkins
9 22 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 18 (0.90%) Subversion
11 17 (0.85%) SpecFlow
12 16 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (0.70%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 13 (0.65%) NUnit
14 13 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.60%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 293 (14.73%) Finance
2 138 (6.94%) Advertising
3 126 (6.33%) Marketing
4 123 (6.18%) Manufacturing
5 82 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 68 (3.42%) Electronics
7 46 (2.31%) Retail
8 45 (2.26%) Law
9 33 (1.66%) Legal
10 21 (1.06%) Back Office
11 16 (0.80%) Automotive
11 16 (0.80%) Banking
11 16 (0.80%) Games
12 10 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.45%) Military
14 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.10%) Billing
16 2 (0.10%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 617 (31.02%) Developer
2 264 (13.27%) .NET Developer
3 217 (10.91%) Analyst
4 184 (9.25%) C# Developer
5 170 (8.55%) Support Engineer
6 158 (7.94%) Software Developer
7 131 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 119 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 117 (5.88%) Consultant
10 103 (5.18%) IT Support
11 91 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 79 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 77 (3.87%) C# Software Developer
15 76 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 75 (3.77%) Senior Developer
17 73 (3.67%) IT Engineer
17 73 (3.67%) SQL Developer
18 68 (3.42%) Support Analyst
19 65 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (30.02%) .NET
2 376 (18.90%) ASP.NET
3 248 (12.47%) HTML
4 233 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 224 (11.26%) .NET Framework
6 198 (9.95%) AngularJS
7 197 (9.90%) CSS
8 184 (9.25%) Web Services
9 166 (8.35%) jQuery
10 145 (7.29%) Entity Framework
11 120 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 85 (4.27%) REST
13 84 (4.22%) WCF
14 74 (3.72%) HTML5
15 59 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 57 (2.87%) RESTful
17 54 (2.71%) XML
18 53 (2.66%) Node.js
19 49 (2.46%) KnockoutJS
20 47 (2.36%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 264 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
3 75 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
3 75 (3.77%) User Experience
4 68 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 59 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (2.87%) Data Centre
8 53 (2.66%) Driving Licence
9 44 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 32 (1.61%) CESG
11 30 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (1.46%) Clustering
13 26 (1.31%) PKI
14 18 (0.90%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.90%) CUDA
15 16 (0.80%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.75%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.65%) Cyberattack
17 13 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 646 (32.48%) Windows
2 341 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 205 (10.31%) Linux
4 189 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (7.09%) Windows 7
7 103 (5.18%) Windows 10
8 57 (2.87%) Unix
9 44 (2.21%) Windows 8
10 30 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (1.36%) Android
12 26 (1.31%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.80%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.55%) CentOS
17 10 (0.50%) Solaris
17 10 (0.50%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (20.26%) ITIL
2 383 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (18.75%) MVC
4 354 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
5 263 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
6 144 (7.24%) Scrum
6 144 (7.24%) Service Management
7 143 (7.19%) Service Delivery
8 133 (6.69%) CRM
9 126 (6.33%) TDD
10 124 (6.23%) Software Engineering
11 114 (5.73%) ITSM
12 113 (5.68%) Project Management
13 106 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 106 (5.33%) ITIL V3
14 100 (5.03%) BDD
14 100 (5.03%) Proactive Management
15 97 (4.88%) Mentoring
16 96 (4.83%) OO
17 88 (4.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 595 (29.91%) C#
2 570 (28.66%) SQL
3 321 (16.14%) JavaScript
4 183 (9.20%) PowerShell
5 150 (7.54%) T-SQL
6 78 (3.92%) Java
7 76 (3.82%) C++
8 74 (3.72%) Python
9 62 (3.12%) C
10 46 (2.31%) TypeScript
11 40 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 36 (1.81%) PHP
13 32 (1.61%) Ruby
14 27 (1.36%) VB
15 22 (1.11%) VBScript
16 21 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.01%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.01%) VBA
18 13 (0.65%) Perl
19 12 (0.60%) F#
Qualifications
1 309 (15.54%) Security Cleared
2 290 (14.58%) Degree
3 275 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 144 (7.24%) SC Cleared
5 105 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (4.93%) CCNA
7 82 (4.12%) MCSE
8 71 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 43 (2.16%) MCITP
10 41 (2.06%) CISSP
11 36 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 36 (1.81%) MCSA
12 35 (1.76%) CCNP
13 34 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 33 (1.66%) MCP
15 32 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (1.56%) ISTQB
16 31 (1.56%) MCPD
17 18 (0.90%) PhD
18 16 (0.80%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.92%) SLA
2 37 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.81%) QA
4 23 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.65%) PMO
6 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.40%) GDPR
7 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.050%) P3O
System Software
1 459 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 200 (10.06%) Hyper-V
3 187 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
5 48 (2.41%) vSphere
6 32 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.41%) XenApp
9 26 (1.31%) BitLocker
10 23 (1.16%) Docker
11 17 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.75%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.65%) HDFS
15 12 (0.60%) NFS
16 11 (0.55%) Samba
17 7 (0.35%) Shibboleth
18 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
19 5 (0.25%) XenServer
20 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 127 (6.39%) SCCM
2 45 (2.26%) SCOM
3 39 (1.96%) SCVMM
4 35 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 27 (1.36%) Puppet
6 25 (1.26%) WSUS
7 22 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (0.85%) Ansible
10 13 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 11 (0.55%) Kibana
12 9 (0.45%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.40%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (0.35%) Terraform
14 7 (0.35%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 287 (14.43%) VMware
2 124 (6.23%) Oracle
3 121 (6.08%) Cisco
4 113 (5.68%) Citrix
5 92 (4.63%) SAP
6 78 (3.92%) HP
7 56 (2.82%) Google
8 52 (2.61%) McAfee
9 31 (1.56%) Tableau
10 30 (1.51%) Dell
11 27 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.36%) Veeam
12 26 (1.31%) SolarWinds
13 24 (1.21%) EMC
14 23 (1.16%) IBM
15 22 (1.11%) Capita
16 21 (1.06%) Intapp
17 18 (0.90%) NetApp
17 18 (0.90%) NVIDIA
18 17 (0.85%) Juniper