Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1862 2031 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.52% 18.68% 16.31%
As % of the Vendors category 43.23% 42.15% 37.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1600 1734 1709
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 4307 4819 5209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.85% 44.32% 43.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3558 4005 4300
South West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,648
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -0.38% +3.06%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +1 618 £40,000 +6.67% 29
Wiltshire +1 349 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Somerset 0 276 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Gloucestershire +3 230 £36,500 -5.19% 14
Dorset -3 175 £34,000 -9.33% 13
Devon +4 118 £35,000 +11.55% 8
Cornwall 0 84 £27,500 -12.70% 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 673 (36.14%) Windows
2 666 (35.77%) SQL Server
3 540 (29.00%) .NET
4 531 (28.52%) SQL
5 472 (25.35%) C#
6 414 (22.23%) Active Directory
7 375 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
8 348 (18.69%) ASP.NET
9 324 (17.40%) Degree
10 321 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 314 (16.86%) Microsoft Office
12 308 (16.54%) ITIL
13 302 (16.22%) VMware
14 299 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 298 (16.00%) Windows Server
16 285 (15.31%) MVC
17 277 (14.88%) Finance
17 277 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
18 268 (14.39%) Security Cleared
19 263 (14.12%) HTML
20 230 (12.35%) Office 365
21 206 (11.06%) Firewall
22 204 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
23 189 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 189 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
24 187 (10.04%) CSS
25 185 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
26 176 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
27 175 (9.40%) SharePoint
28 174 (9.34%) T-SQL

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
1 175 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 135 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 110 (5.91%) IIS
4 66 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (2.09%) Skype for Business
7 29 (1.56%) CMS
8 28 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (1.45%) Umbraco
10 24 (1.29%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.18%) Apache
12 17 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.70%) MS Project Server
15 10 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.48%) NetWeaver
16 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 314 (16.86%) Microsoft Office
2 163 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) SPSS
7 3 (0.16%) SPSS Modeler
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 65 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.70%) Visualfiles
5 11 (0.59%) Endur
6 8 (0.43%) Maximo
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 299 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (12.35%) Office 365
3 132 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (1.83%) SaaS
5 15 (0.81%) IaaS
6 14 (0.75%) GitHub
7 13 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.54%) PaaS
9 8 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.32%) G Suite
11 5 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.21%) Google Play
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.054%) Force.com
15 1 (0.054%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.054%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 206 (11.06%) Firewall
2 148 (7.95%) DNS
3 130 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 123 (6.61%) DHCP
5 102 (5.48%) SAN
6 93 (4.99%) LAN
7 89 (4.78%) WAN
8 80 (4.30%) Network Security
8 80 (4.30%) VPN
9 47 (2.52%) Wireless
10 45 (2.42%) HTTP
11 40 (2.15%) Internet
12 37 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
13 32 (1.72%) Skype
14 31 (1.66%) VLAN
15 30 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (1.50%) FTP
17 27 (1.45%) NAS
17 27 (1.45%) VoIP
18 26 (1.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 189 (10.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 138 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (4.24%) Relational Database
5 78 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 77 (4.14%) Power BI
7 67 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 66 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 64 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 62 (3.33%) RDBMS
11 52 (2.79%) QlikView
12 50 (2.69%) MySQL
13 37 (1.99%) Oracle Database
14 35 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
15 30 (1.61%) NoSQL
16 24 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
17 23 (1.24%) MS Access
17 23 (1.24%) OLAP
18 15 (0.81%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 128 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 99 (5.32%) Visual Studio
3 74 (3.97%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.61%) JIRA
5 27 (1.45%) Selenium
6 21 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 17 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 17 (0.91%) NUnit
8 17 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.81%) SpecFlow
10 14 (0.75%) Subversion
11 10 (0.54%) NuGet
12 9 (0.48%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.48%) tSQLt
13 8 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.38%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.38%) TestRail
14 7 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 277 (14.88%) Finance
2 113 (6.07%) Marketing
3 109 (5.85%) Manufacturing
4 98 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 78 (4.19%) Electronics
6 63 (3.38%) Advertising
7 57 (3.06%) Retail
8 48 (2.58%) Legal
9 22 (1.18%) Banking
10 21 (1.13%) Military
11 20 (1.07%) Law
12 16 (0.86%) Local Government
13 14 (0.75%) Front Office
14 6 (0.32%) Publishing
15 5 (0.27%) Back Office
16 4 (0.21%) Automotive
17 3 (0.16%) Games
18 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 535 (28.73%) Developer
2 375 (20.14%) Analyst
3 222 (11.92%) .NET Developer
4 170 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 162 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 135 (7.25%) Software Developer
7 134 (7.20%) C# Developer
8 108 (5.80%) IT Support
9 97 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 83 (4.46%) SQL Developer
11 81 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
12 79 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
13 75 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
13 75 (4.03%) Graduate
14 73 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 72 (3.87%) Consultant
16 71 (3.81%) Applications Support
17 70 (3.76%) Junior
18 69 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 67 (3.60%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (29.00%) .NET
2 348 (18.69%) ASP.NET
3 263 (14.12%) HTML
4 187 (10.04%) CSS
5 144 (7.73%) .NET Framework
5 144 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 134 (7.20%) Web Services
7 115 (6.18%) jQuery
8 103 (5.53%) AngularJS
9 99 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 92 (4.94%) XML
11 86 (4.62%) WCF
12 71 (3.81%) Entity Framework
13 51 (2.74%) RESTful
14 38 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 38 (2.04%) REST
15 37 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 35 (1.88%) Ajax
17 34 (1.83%) WinForms
17 34 (1.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 68 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 61 (3.28%) Driving Licence
5 58 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 55 (2.95%) Data Centre
7 53 (2.85%) User Experience
8 31 (1.66%) Replication
9 27 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.29%) CESG
10 24 (1.29%) Fintech
11 22 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
13 17 (0.91%) Learning Management System
13 17 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 16 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.81%) Clustering
15 15 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 673 (36.14%) Windows
2 298 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 176 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 150 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 141 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 134 (7.20%) Windows 10
7 124 (6.66%) Linux
8 51 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 45 (2.42%) Unix
10 34 (1.83%) Windows XP
11 32 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (1.50%) Android
14 27 (1.45%) Apple iOS
15 24 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.75%) Solaris
17 13 (0.70%) CentOS
18 10 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
20 5 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (16.54%) ITIL
3 285 (15.31%) MVC
4 277 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
5 119 (6.39%) Scrum
6 106 (5.69%) CRM
6 106 (5.69%) Project Management
7 103 (5.53%) Service Delivery
8 97 (5.21%) TDD
9 95 (5.10%) ETL
10 89 (4.78%) Programme Management
11 88 (4.73%) Mentoring
11 88 (4.73%) Web Development
12 84 (4.51%) Digital Marketing
13 82 (4.40%) Change Management
13 82 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 81 (4.35%) SDLC
15 76 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
16 72 (3.87%) Test Automation
17 67 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 531 (28.52%) SQL
2 472 (25.35%) C#
3 321 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 174 (9.34%) T-SQL
5 147 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 117 (6.28%) Java
7 59 (3.17%) C++
8 44 (2.36%) Python
9 41 (2.20%) C
10 40 (2.15%) VBA
11 34 (1.83%) PHP
12 30 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 25 (1.34%) Perl
13 25 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.34%) VB
14 20 (1.07%) Ruby
15 19 (1.02%) VBScript
16 14 (0.75%) Bash Shell
17 13 (0.70%) XPath
18 9 (0.48%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 324 (17.40%) Degree
2 268 (14.39%) Security Cleared
3 189 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 152 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 123 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (5.75%) DV Cleared
7 96 (5.16%) CCNA
8 70 (3.76%) MCSE
9 44 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 43 (2.31%) MCP
11 37 (1.99%) CISSP
12 34 (1.83%) A+ Certification
12 34 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (1.77%) ISTQB
13 33 (1.77%) Network+ Certification
14 32 (1.72%) MCSA
15 31 (1.66%) ISEB
16 30 (1.61%) CCNP
17 29 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 25 (1.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.14%) SLA
2 51 (2.74%) QA
3 23 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.13%) PMO
6 11 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.054%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 414 (22.23%) Active Directory
2 204 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.49%) vSphere
5 53 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (1.66%) XenApp
7 27 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 25 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (1.34%) XenDesktop
9 21 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (1.07%) Docker
11 17 (0.91%) BitLocker
12 15 (0.81%) NFS
13 14 (0.75%) XenServer
14 9 (0.48%) Firmware
14 9 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.32%) Xen
16 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.21%) Samba
17 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 104 (5.59%) SCCM
2 35 (1.88%) SCOM
3 26 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 23 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (1.02%) SCVMM
5 19 (1.02%) vCenter Server
5 19 (1.02%) WSUS
6 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 16 (0.86%) Puppet
7 13 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 12 (0.64%) vMotion
9 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.59%) SCDPM
10 9 (0.48%) Ansible
11 7 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.32%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.27%) Cobbler
13 5 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 302 (16.22%) VMware
2 147 (7.89%) Cisco
3 135 (7.25%) Citrix
4 124 (6.66%) Oracle
5 91 (4.89%) SAP
6 84 (4.51%) HP
7 56 (3.01%) Dell
8 33 (1.77%) Veeam
9 32 (1.72%) Apple
10 25 (1.34%) Avaya
10 25 (1.34%) NetApp
11 24 (1.29%) IBM
12 23 (1.24%) McAfee
12 23 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 22 (1.18%) Google
14 20 (1.07%) Symantec
15 16 (0.86%) Adobe
16 15 (0.81%) Remedy
16 15 (0.81%) SonicWALL
17 14 (0.75%) Salesforce.com