Period
to 26 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 489 1,674 1,886
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.23% 16.88% 18.04%
As % of the Vendors category 37.62% 40.56% 45.81%
Number of salaries quoted 471 1,479 1,668
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 1,300 4,127 4,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.50% 41.60% 39.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 3,366 3,371
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,629 £25,250 £24,856
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 26 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 +1 125 £40,000 - 55
Gloucestershire +11 109 £42,500 - 19
Wiltshire -13 91 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Dorset -12 55 £32,655 -17.33% 21
Somerset -11 40 £45,250 +6.47% 19
Devon +1 28 £35,700 +5.00% 27
Cornwall +1 26 £38,500 +22.22% 4
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 222 (45.40%) Windows
2 175 (35.79%) Azure
3 148 (30.27%) SQL Server
4 133 (27.20%) SQL
5 130 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (26.38%) Active Directory
7 121 (24.74%) Office 365
8 119 (24.34%) .NET
9 111 (22.70%) VMware
10 104 (21.27%) C#
11 102 (20.86%) Windows Server
12 83 (16.97%) JavaScript
13 71 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
13 71 (14.52%) Security Cleared
14 68 (13.91%) Cisco
15 63 (12.88%) Degree
16 62 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 62 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 62 (12.68%) Linux
17 61 (12.47%) ITIL
17 61 (12.47%) ASP.NET
18 60 (12.27%) SharePoint
18 60 (12.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 57 (11.66%) AWS
19 57 (11.66%) HTML
19 57 (11.66%) Finance
20 55 (11.25%) .NET Framework
21 54 (11.04%) MVC
22 53 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
23 52 (10.63%) Problem-Solving

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 60 (12.27%) SharePoint
2 35 (7.16%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.64%) Confluence
4 8 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.43%) IIS
5 7 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.23%) CMS
7 4 (0.82%) Apache
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.61%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.61%) Drupal
8 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.20%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 71 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.43%) Maximo
3 7 (1.43%) NetSuite
4 6 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.82%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.61%) Aareon QL
6 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 175 (35.79%) Azure
2 121 (24.74%) Office 365
3 57 (11.66%) AWS
4 34 (6.95%) Power Platform
5 32 (6.54%) SaaS
6 22 (4.50%) IaaS
6 22 (4.50%) PaaS
7 19 (3.89%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (2.25%) PowerApps
10 9 (1.84%) Logic Apps
11 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (0.82%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.82%) NuGet
11 4 (0.82%) Serverless
11 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.61%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.02%) Firewall
2 45 (9.20%) WAN
3 35 (7.16%) LAN
4 24 (4.91%) DNS
5 19 (3.89%) VPN
6 18 (3.68%) DHCP
7 17 (3.48%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.27%) HTTP
8 16 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.86%) Network Security
9 14 (2.86%) SAN
9 14 (2.86%) VoIP
10 12 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.25%) Skype
12 10 (2.04%) VLAN
13 9 (1.84%) Unified Communications
13 9 (1.84%) Wireless
14 7 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (1.02%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (30.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (5.11%) Power BI
4 20 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.68%) Big Data
6 15 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.84%) MySQL
9 8 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2017
12 4 (0.82%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.82%) OLAP
12 4 (0.82%) QlikView
12 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (4.50%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.68%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.86%) Subversion
5 9 (1.84%) MSI
5 9 (1.84%) WiX
6 8 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.23%) JIRA
8 5 (1.02%) InstallShield
8 5 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.02%) Selenium
9 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.41%) JUnit
11 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.20%) TestNG
11 1 (0.20%) Toad
11 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (11.66%) Finance
2 21 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.48%) Legal
4 14 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.25%) Retail
6 10 (2.04%) Marketing
7 8 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.43%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.43%) Law
9 6 (1.23%) Back Office
9 6 (1.23%) Local Government
10 3 (0.61%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Social Science
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (26.99%) Developer
2 64 (13.09%) Support Engineer
3 48 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (8.79%) Analyst
5 39 (7.98%) .NET Developer
6 29 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 29 (5.93%) Architect
7 28 (5.73%) C# Developer
8 24 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (4.50%) Applications Developer
10 21 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support
10 21 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 21 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 21 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (3.89%) Consultant
13 18 (3.68%) IT Engineer
13 18 (3.68%) Senior Developer
14 17 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
15 14 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (24.34%) .NET
2 61 (12.47%) ASP.NET
3 57 (11.66%) HTML
4 55 (11.25%) .NET Framework
5 45 (9.20%) CSS
6 37 (7.57%) XML
7 32 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (5.93%) AngularJS
9 27 (5.52%) .NET Core
10 25 (5.11%) Entity Framework
11 22 (4.50%) jQuery
11 22 (4.50%) REST
12 21 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (4.29%) WCF
13 19 (3.89%) JSON
13 19 (3.89%) WPF
14 18 (3.68%) Vue.js
14 18 (3.68%) Web Services
15 17 (3.48%) Ajax
16 16 (3.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.68%) PKI
5 14 (2.86%) Cloud Native
5 14 (2.86%) User Experience
6 13 (2.66%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.66%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.45%) Cyberattack
8 11 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.23%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.23%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.02%) iSeries
13 4 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 222 (45.40%) Windows
2 102 (20.86%) Windows Server
3 62 (12.68%) Linux
4 38 (7.77%) Windows 10
5 26 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (3.27%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.84%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.43%) Android
11 7 (1.43%) Unix
12 4 (0.82%) CentOS
12 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.82%) SUSE
12 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.61%) HPUX
13 3 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.61%) Solaris
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (12.47%) ITIL
3 60 (12.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (11.04%) MVC
5 53 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (9.20%) DevOps
8 43 (8.79%) Mentoring
9 42 (8.59%) Analytics
10 38 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 35 (7.16%) Service Management
12 34 (6.95%) CRM
13 32 (6.54%) Scrum
14 29 (5.93%) Test Automation
15 28 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
15 28 (5.73%) ERP
16 27 (5.52%) Project Delivery
17 26 (5.32%) OO
17 26 (5.32%) Project Management
18 25 (5.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 133 (27.20%) SQL
2 104 (21.27%) C#
3 83 (16.97%) JavaScript
4 45 (9.20%) PowerShell
5 33 (6.75%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.09%) Python
7 19 (3.89%) C++
8 18 (3.68%) Java
9 16 (3.27%) VBScript
10 10 (2.04%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.84%) VC++
12 8 (1.64%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.43%) C
14 5 (1.02%) C++/CLI
15 4 (0.82%) Perl
15 4 (0.82%) VB
15 4 (0.82%) VBA
16 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.61%) PHP
16 3 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 71 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.88%) Degree
3 62 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (8.38%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.52%) CCNA
5 27 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.70%) DV Cleared
6 23 (4.70%) MCSA
7 19 (3.89%) MCSE
8 14 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.84%) CCNP
11 8 (1.64%) HND
12 7 (1.43%) HNC
12 7 (1.43%) MCITP
13 5 (1.02%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.02%) MCDST
14 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.34%) SLA
2 29 (5.93%) QA
3 18 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.86%) NCSC
5 12 (2.45%) NIST
5 12 (2.45%) NIST 800
6 7 (1.43%) GDPR
7 6 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (26.38%) Active Directory
2 62 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.93%) Docker
5 13 (2.66%) XenApp
6 7 (1.43%) Firmware
6 7 (1.43%) vSphere
7 6 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.02%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (4.09%) SCCM
2 16 (3.27%) Terraform
3 9 (1.84%) vCenter Server
4 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.43%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.82%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.61%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.61%) SCOM
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.41%) WSUS
10 1 (0.20%) Ansible
10 1 (0.20%) Istio
10 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 111 (22.70%) VMware
2 68 (13.91%) Cisco
3 33 (6.75%) Citrix
4 28 (5.73%) Dell
5 24 (4.91%) Veeam
6 22 (4.50%) SAP
7 18 (3.68%) Google
8 16 (3.27%) Oracle
9 13 (2.66%) McAfee
10 12 (2.45%) Sage
10 12 (2.45%) Splunk
11 9 (1.84%) HP
11 9 (1.84%) IBM
12 8 (1.64%) Aruba
13 7 (1.43%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.43%) Juniper
13 7 (1.43%) Sophos
13 7 (1.43%) Tableau
14 6 (1.23%) Apple
14 6 (1.23%) Red Hat