Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2,015 1,737 1,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.00% 16.84% 17.12%
As % of the Vendors category 46.98% 38.92% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,678 1,461 1,738
South West median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 4,289 4,463 5,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.56% 43.27% 43.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,545 3,713 4,238
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,150 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 0 598 £40,000 -5.88% 84
Wiltshire +3 370 £40,000 +23.08% 40
Dorset +3 333 £34,000 -9.33% 66
Somerset +2 246 £39,750 +13.57% 41
Gloucestershire +4 216 £40,000 +6.67% 34
Cornwall 0 109 £37,000 -7.50% 13
Devon 0 80 £35,000 +11.11% 41
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 708 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 686 (34.04%) Windows
3 571 (28.34%) SQL
4 562 (27.89%) .NET
5 527 (26.15%) C#
6 485 (24.07%) Active Directory
7 396 (19.65%) ITIL
8 380 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
9 362 (17.97%) ASP.NET
10 349 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 343 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
12 330 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
13 329 (16.33%) MVC
14 327 (16.23%) Windows Server
15 317 (15.73%) Security Cleared
16 311 (15.43%) VMware
17 305 (15.14%) JavaScript
18 299 (14.84%) Degree
19 288 (14.29%) Office 365
20 252 (12.51%) Finance
21 248 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
22 247 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
23 240 (11.91%) HTML
24 232 (11.51%) Firewall
25 226 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 215 (10.67%) SharePoint
27 210 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
28 204 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
29 193 (9.58%) T-SQL
30 185 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 215 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 129 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 81 (4.02%) IIS
4 61 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (2.58%) Umbraco
6 49 (2.43%) CMS
7 40 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (1.99%) Skype for Business
8 35 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 28 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.69%) Apache
13 12 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.50%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.40%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.40%) Kentico
15 8 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 343 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
2 132 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) SPSS
7 3 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
8 2 (0.099%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.050%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 66 (3.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 64 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 30 (1.49%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.25%) Maximo
5 5 (0.25%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 5 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.099%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.050%) BPCS
9 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 349 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 288 (14.29%) Office 365
3 131 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.74%) SaaS
5 33 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (1.54%) IaaS
7 26 (1.29%) PaaS
8 19 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.79%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.35%) G Suite
13 5 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.20%) GitHub
14 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.15%) Google Drive
16 2 (0.099%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 232 (11.51%) Firewall
2 153 (7.59%) DNS
3 133 (6.60%) TCP/IP
4 122 (6.05%) DHCP
5 118 (5.86%) Network Security
6 93 (4.62%) WAN
7 84 (4.17%) SAN
8 79 (3.92%) LAN
9 77 (3.82%) VPN
10 47 (2.33%) HTTP
11 43 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 43 (2.13%) VLAN
12 40 (1.99%) Wireless
13 36 (1.79%) Internet
14 34 (1.69%) FTP
15 32 (1.59%) Skype
15 32 (1.59%) SMTP
16 30 (1.49%) DMZ
16 30 (1.49%) VoIP
16 30 (1.49%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 708 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 226 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 177 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (4.86%) Power BI
6 81 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 74 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 70 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
9 67 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 60 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 54 (2.68%) Relational Database
12 46 (2.28%) MySQL
12 46 (2.28%) NoSQL
13 37 (1.84%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.69%) QlikView
15 33 (1.64%) RDBMS
16 30 (1.49%) Hadoop
17 23 (1.14%) MongoDB
18 22 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
19 21 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 155 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 121 (6.00%) Visual Studio
3 82 (4.07%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.94%) JIRA
5 31 (1.54%) Selenium
6 22 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (1.04%) Subversion
8 19 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 19 (0.94%) Jenkins
9 18 (0.89%) MSI
10 17 (0.84%) gulp
10 17 (0.84%) Jasmine
10 17 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
10 17 (0.84%) SpecFlow
10 17 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (0.60%) NUnit
12 11 (0.55%) Bitbucket
12 11 (0.55%) Zephyr
13 10 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 252 (12.51%) Finance
2 130 (6.45%) Advertising
3 99 (4.91%) Marketing
4 86 (4.27%) Manufacturing
5 66 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.53%) Retail
7 50 (2.48%) Law
8 45 (2.23%) Legal
9 43 (2.13%) Electronics
10 23 (1.14%) Banking
11 20 (0.99%) Automotive
12 18 (0.89%) Military
13 12 (0.60%) Back Office
13 12 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.45%) Local Government
15 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.35%) Publishing
17 6 (0.30%) Games
18 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 578 (28.68%) Developer
2 304 (15.09%) Analyst
3 231 (11.46%) .NET Developer
4 197 (9.78%) Support Engineer
5 145 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 142 (7.05%) C# Developer
7 134 (6.65%) Software Developer
8 130 (6.45%) IT Support
9 111 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 110 (5.46%) Consultant
11 98 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
11 98 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 89 (4.42%) SQL Developer
13 84 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
13 84 (4.17%) IT Engineer
14 82 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 72 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 72 (3.57%) Senior Developer
16 71 (3.52%) Applications Support
17 68 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (27.89%) .NET
2 362 (17.97%) ASP.NET
3 240 (11.91%) HTML
4 185 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 175 (8.68%) .NET Framework
6 169 (8.39%) CSS
7 151 (7.49%) Web Services
8 142 (7.05%) AngularJS
9 127 (6.30%) jQuery
10 100 (4.96%) Entity Framework
11 96 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 95 (4.71%) WCF
13 84 (4.17%) XML
14 78 (3.87%) REST
15 68 (3.37%) RESTful
16 61 (3.03%) Node.js
17 57 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 55 (2.73%) LINQ
19 40 (1.99%) SOAP
20 39 (1.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 248 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.28%) User Experience
3 63 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 58 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 56 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 31 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.49%) CESG
10 29 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.04%) PKI
12 20 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.89%) Algorithms
15 17 (0.84%) CUDA
15 17 (0.84%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.84%) Replication
16 16 (0.79%) Derivative
17 14 (0.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 686 (34.04%) Windows
2 327 (16.23%) Windows Server
3 204 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 179 (8.88%) Windows 7
5 167 (8.29%) Windows 10
6 151 (7.49%) Linux
6 151 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (2.93%) Windows 8
8 51 (2.53%) Unix
9 32 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 30 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 28 (1.39%) Android
12 26 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.04%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.94%) CentOS
15 16 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (19.65%) ITIL
2 380 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
4 329 (16.33%) MVC
5 136 (6.75%) Service Delivery
6 131 (6.50%) CRM
7 128 (6.35%) Service Management
8 120 (5.96%) Project Management
8 120 (5.96%) Scrum
9 115 (5.71%) ITSM
10 113 (5.61%) TDD
11 108 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 100 (4.96%) ETL
13 94 (4.67%) ITIL V3
14 93 (4.62%) Proactive Management
15 90 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 88 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
17 83 (4.12%) SDLC
18 82 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
19 81 (4.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 571 (28.34%) SQL
2 527 (26.15%) C#
3 305 (15.14%) JavaScript
4 193 (9.58%) T-SQL
5 160 (7.94%) PowerShell
6 97 (4.81%) Java
7 51 (2.53%) C++
8 49 (2.43%) C
9 44 (2.18%) VB.NET
10 43 (2.13%) PHP
10 43 (2.13%) Python
10 43 (2.13%) Ruby
11 28 (1.39%) VB
12 26 (1.29%) VBScript
13 25 (1.24%) VBA
14 18 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.69%) F#
17 13 (0.65%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 317 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 299 (14.84%) Degree
3 247 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 155 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 124 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 107 (5.31%) CCNA
8 91 (4.52%) MCSE
9 44 (2.18%) ISTQB
10 39 (1.94%) MCP
11 37 (1.84%) CISSP
11 37 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 34 (1.69%) MCSA
13 33 (1.64%) ISEB
14 28 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.34%) MCITP
16 23 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
16 23 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
17 22 (1.09%) A+ Certification
18 20 (0.99%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.22%) SLA
2 49 (2.43%) QA
3 29 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.34%) PMO
5 20 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.099%) COBIT
8 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.050%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.050%) GDPR
9 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.050%) P3O
System Software
1 485 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 210 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 55 (2.73%) vSphere
5 46 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 33 (1.64%) Docker
6 33 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (1.34%) BitLocker
10 21 (1.04%) XenApp
11 17 (0.84%) NFS
12 16 (0.79%) Samba
12 16 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.50%) XenServer
15 9 (0.45%) Firmware
15 9 (0.45%) HDFS
16 6 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 129 (6.40%) SCCM
2 44 (2.18%) SCOM
3 35 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 33 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 25 (1.24%) Puppet
5 25 (1.24%) WSUS
6 23 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (0.65%) Ansible
7 13 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 13 (0.65%) vCenter Server
8 10 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 10 (0.50%) Kibana
9 9 (0.45%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.35%) Terraform
11 6 (0.30%) Salt
12 5 (0.25%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 311 (15.43%) VMware
2 140 (6.95%) Citrix
3 120 (5.96%) Cisco
4 90 (4.47%) Oracle
5 73 (3.62%) HP
6 59 (2.93%) SAP
7 44 (2.18%) McAfee
8 41 (2.03%) Dell
9 40 (1.99%) Google
10 32 (1.59%) Apple
11 29 (1.44%) Tableau
12 27 (1.34%) Veeam
13 25 (1.24%) Avaya
14 22 (1.09%) IBM
14 22 (1.09%) Red Hat
15 18 (0.89%) iManage
16 17 (0.84%) NVIDIA
16 17 (0.84%) Remedy
17 16 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (0.79%) Scality