Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,579 1,652 1,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.93% 16.48% 19.30%
As % of the Vendors category 42.02% 43.35% 45.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,325 1,358 1,669
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
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 3,758 3,811 4,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.28% 38.01% 42.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,008 3,028 3,574
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,787 £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 14 December 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 14 December 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 0 399 £40,000 -5.88% 122
Dorset +2 368 £35,000 - 54
Wiltshire +2 321 £40,000 +9.59% 62
Gloucestershire -5 199 £37,500 -11.76% 47
Somerset +7 151 £42,500 +13.33% 26
Devon +5 93 £33,000 +8.20% 39
Cornwall +3 23 £25,500 -21.54% 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 611 (38.70%) Windows
2 517 (32.74%) Active Directory
3 494 (31.29%) Azure
4 418 (26.47%) Office 365
5 379 (24.00%) SQL
6 341 (21.60%) SQL Server
7 308 (19.51%) C#
8 306 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
9 290 (18.37%) Finance
10 284 (17.99%) .NET
11 271 (17.16%) Windows Server
12 265 (16.78%) ITIL
13 257 (16.28%) VMware
14 251 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
15 201 (12.73%) Security Cleared
16 198 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
17 191 (12.10%) Public Sector
18 186 (11.78%) JavaScript
19 173 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
20 164 (10.39%) PowerShell
21 163 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
22 161 (10.20%) MS Exchange
23 156 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
24 154 (9.75%) Linux
24 154 (9.75%) Firewall
25 150 (9.50%) ASP.NET
26 148 (9.37%) Hyper-V
26 148 (9.37%) Windows 10
27 143 (9.06%) CSS
28 141 (8.93%) SharePoint

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
1 161 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 141 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 42 (2.66%) Skype for Business
4 27 (1.71%) IIS
5 17 (1.08%) CMS
6 14 (0.89%) Confluence
6 14 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.51%) JBoss
10 7 (0.44%) Drupal
11 4 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.19%) Apache
12 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.19%) WordPress
13 2 (0.13%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 251 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 37 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.57%) LibreOffice
7 6 (0.38%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.063%) CATIA
9 1 (0.063%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.063%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.063%) Simulink
9 1 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.063%) SPSS
9 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 54 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.063%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.063%) iTrent
6 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.063%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.063%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 494 (31.29%) Azure
2 418 (26.47%) Office 365
3 107 (6.78%) AWS
4 64 (4.05%) Power Platform
5 51 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
6 44 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (2.47%) SaaS
8 36 (2.28%) IaaS
9 23 (1.46%) GCP
10 19 (1.20%) Serverless
11 17 (1.08%) npm
12 16 (1.01%) Azure Functions
13 14 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.82%) PaaS
14 13 (0.82%) PowerApps
15 9 (0.57%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.51%) NuGet
17 7 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 4 (0.25%) Google Play
18 4 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 154 (9.75%) Firewall
2 141 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 136 (8.61%) DNS
4 92 (5.83%) WAN
5 79 (5.00%) DHCP
6 77 (4.88%) Wireless
7 72 (4.56%) LAN
8 61 (3.86%) SAN
9 53 (3.36%) VPN
10 46 (2.91%) Skype
11 33 (2.09%) VLAN
12 32 (2.03%) Unified Communications
13 26 (1.65%) HTTP
13 26 (1.65%) Internet
13 26 (1.65%) SSL
14 23 (1.46%) NAS
15 22 (1.39%) IPv4
16 21 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (1.27%) Network Security
18 19 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.86%) Power BI
3 57 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (1.52%) MySQL
8 20 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 15 (0.95%) Big Data
11 14 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.70%) Data Lake
13 11 (0.70%) MS Access
13 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.63%) BigQuery
14 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 93 (5.89%) Git (software)
2 63 (3.99%) Visual Studio
3 58 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (2.53%) Subversion
5 35 (2.22%) JIRA
6 24 (1.52%) Selenium
7 21 (1.33%) JUnit
8 20 (1.27%) NUnit
8 20 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.08%) webpack
10 13 (0.82%) MSI
11 12 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.63%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.51%) Ant
13 8 (0.51%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.51%) GitLab
14 7 (0.44%) Jenkins
14 7 (0.44%) MSTest
15 6 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 290 (18.37%) Finance
2 191 (12.10%) Public Sector
3 104 (6.59%) Marketing
4 96 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 84 (5.32%) Manufacturing
6 71 (4.50%) Electronics
7 54 (3.42%) Retail
8 49 (3.10%) Legal
9 22 (1.39%) Law
10 14 (0.89%) Banking
11 12 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.70%) Local Government
12 11 (0.70%) Publishing
13 10 (0.63%) Advertising
13 10 (0.63%) Back Office
14 8 (0.51%) Games
14 8 (0.51%) Military
15 6 (0.38%) Environmental Health
16 5 (0.32%) Avionics
17 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 329 (20.84%) Developer
2 219 (13.87%) Analyst
3 165 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 113 (7.16%) Consultant
5 109 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 86 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 86 (5.45%) IT Engineer
6 86 (5.45%) IT Support
7 73 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 72 (4.56%) Architect
9 71 (4.50%) Software Developer
10 70 (4.43%) Support Technician
11 68 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 67 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
13 65 (4.12%) Support Analyst
14 61 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 61 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
15 59 (3.74%) Service Analyst
16 56 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
16 56 (3.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (17.99%) .NET
2 150 (9.50%) ASP.NET
3 143 (9.06%) CSS
4 138 (8.74%) HTML
5 98 (6.21%) Web Services
6 96 (6.08%) jQuery
7 95 (6.02%) XML
8 93 (5.89%) AngularJS
9 80 (5.07%) .NET Framework
10 75 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (3.99%) JSON
12 62 (3.93%) .NET Core
13 56 (3.55%) WCF
14 53 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 50 (3.17%) SOAP
16 48 (3.04%) HTML5
17 45 (2.85%) Sass
18 44 (2.79%) RESTful
19 43 (2.72%) React
20 36 (2.28%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
3 83 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.80%) Driving Licence
5 46 (2.91%) Data Centre
6 38 (2.41%) User Experience
7 31 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 29 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.46%) PKI
12 19 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.89%) CMDB
16 12 (0.76%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.76%) Clustering
16 12 (0.76%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 611 (38.70%) Windows
2 271 (17.16%) Windows Server
3 154 (9.75%) Linux
4 148 (9.37%) Windows 10
5 134 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (5.89%) Windows 7
7 82 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (1.96%) Android
9 23 (1.46%) CentOS
10 22 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.33%) Unix
12 12 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.38%) Fedora
14 6 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.19%) Debian
17 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (16.78%) ITIL
3 198 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
4 163 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
5 135 (8.55%) DevOps
6 114 (7.22%) MVC
7 103 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 101 (6.40%) Migration
9 97 (6.14%) CRM
10 89 (5.64%) Scrum
11 87 (5.51%) Test Automation
12 83 (5.26%) Service Management
13 82 (5.19%) Service Delivery
14 79 (5.00%) Project Management
15 78 (4.94%) Mentoring
15 78 (4.94%) Project Delivery
16 72 (4.56%) Digital Marketing
17 71 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
18 70 (4.43%) Programme Management
19 69 (4.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 379 (24.00%) SQL
2 308 (19.51%) C#
3 186 (11.78%) JavaScript
4 164 (10.39%) PowerShell
5 76 (4.81%) Python
6 70 (4.43%) Java
7 59 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 52 (3.29%) TypeScript
9 40 (2.53%) C
10 38 (2.41%) VB.NET
11 28 (1.77%) C++
12 18 (1.14%) VBA
13 17 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.01%) R
15 13 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.82%) VB
16 9 (0.57%) PHP
17 8 (0.51%) Delphi
18 7 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 7 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 201 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 173 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (6.84%) Degree
4 88 (5.57%) MCSE
5 71 (4.50%) MCSA
6 69 (4.37%) SC Cleared
7 64 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 54 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (2.98%) CCNA
10 43 (2.72%) MCP
11 31 (1.96%) ISTQB
12 28 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.20%) DBS Check
14 18 (1.14%) CISMP
15 17 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.01%) ISEB
17 13 (0.82%) CEH
17 13 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
18 12 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.32%) SLA
2 30 (1.90%) QA
3 22 (1.39%) GDPR
4 14 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 13 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.82%) PMO
6 11 (0.70%) HMG Infosec
6 11 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 11 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.063%) GxP
9 1 (0.063%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.063%) NCSC
System Software
1 517 (32.74%) Active Directory
2 156 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (9.37%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.53%) vSphere
5 33 (2.09%) Docker
6 32 (2.03%) XenApp
7 31 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (1.33%) UAG
10 15 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.70%) Firmware
12 8 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.51%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.44%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.38%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.32%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.32%) Xen
16 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 117 (7.41%) SCCM
2 41 (2.60%) SCOM
3 40 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (2.09%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.08%) Puppet
5 17 (1.08%) vRealize
6 16 (1.01%) WSUS
7 15 (0.95%) Ansible
7 15 (0.95%) PaperCut
8 13 (0.82%) Nagios
9 11 (0.70%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.57%) Terraform
11 9 (0.57%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.51%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.44%) Cloudify
13 7 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.44%) logstash
13 7 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 257 (16.28%) VMware
2 140 (8.87%) Cisco
3 93 (5.89%) Citrix
4 86 (5.45%) Oracle
5 82 (5.19%) SAP
6 52 (3.29%) HP
7 45 (2.85%) Apple
7 45 (2.85%) Dell
7 45 (2.85%) Veeam
8 30 (1.90%) EMC
9 28 (1.77%) IBM
10 26 (1.65%) Google
11 23 (1.46%) Avaya
12 19 (1.20%) SolarWinds
13 18 (1.14%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.08%) Sage
14 17 (1.08%) Tableau
15 15 (0.95%) Adobe
15 15 (0.95%) Meraki
15 15 (0.95%) NetApp