Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,968 1,723 2,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.06% 16.36% 19.07%
As % of the Vendors category 44.28% 38.48% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,578 1,469 1,816
South West median annual salary £39,125 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.19% +4.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,200 £21,483
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £51,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 4,444 4,478 5,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.79% 42.51% 45.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,573 3,722 4,208
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,642
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.52% +1.69%
10th Percentile £24,076 £23,249 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £59,300
England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% +2.22%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 0 554 £40,000 - 81
Dorset +6 370 £35,000 - 57
Wiltshire +3 358 £40,000 +14.29% 41
Gloucestershire +3 208 £40,000 +14.29% 41
Somerset 0 182 £40,000 +3.23% 34
Cornwall 0 116 £35,000 +42.86% 13
Devon +5 94 £30,500 -12.86% 32
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 719 (36.53%) SQL Server
2 676 (34.35%) Windows
3 619 (31.45%) .NET
4 600 (30.49%) C#
5 520 (26.42%) SQL
6 478 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 452 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
8 410 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 390 (19.82%) ITIL
10 377 (19.16%) Finance
11 359 (18.24%) JavaScript
12 356 (18.09%) ASP.NET
13 343 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
14 338 (17.17%) MVC
15 332 (16.87%) Windows Server
16 314 (15.96%) Security Cleared
17 301 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
18 296 (15.04%) HTML
19 292 (14.84%) Degree
20 284 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
21 275 (13.97%) VMware
22 258 (13.11%) Office 365
23 257 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
24 239 (12.14%) Linux
25 224 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
26 216 (10.98%) Firewall
27 215 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
28 213 (10.82%) AngularJS
29 208 (10.57%) Hyper-V
30 199 (10.11%) CSS

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
1 198 (10.06%) SharePoint
2 137 (6.96%) MS Exchange
3 58 (2.95%) IIS
4 47 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 46 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (2.24%) Skype for Business
7 39 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
8 29 (1.47%) CMS
9 28 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
10 27 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 25 (1.27%) Apache
11 25 (1.27%) Umbraco
12 21 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (0.81%) Confluence
15 15 (0.76%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
17 11 (0.56%) Kentico
18 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 301 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 130 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (3.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.20%) SPSS
8 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.051%) CATIA
9 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.051%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.051%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 59 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.15%) nopCommerce
6 3 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.10%) BPCS
7 2 (0.10%) Primavera
8 1 (0.051%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.051%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.051%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 478 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 258 (13.11%) Office 365
3 182 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
5 48 (2.44%) SaaS
6 36 (1.83%) PaaS
7 31 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.58%) IaaS
8 18 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.71%) G Suite
11 11 (0.56%) Serverless
12 10 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.46%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.10%) Boomi
16 2 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
16 2 (0.10%) GitHub
16 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 216 (10.98%) Firewall
2 156 (7.93%) DNS
3 117 (5.95%) TCP/IP
4 103 (5.23%) Network Security
5 101 (5.13%) DHCP
6 88 (4.47%) SAN
7 85 (4.32%) WAN
8 80 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 72 (3.66%) LAN
10 63 (3.20%) VPN
11 54 (2.74%) Wireless
12 42 (2.13%) HTTP
13 39 (1.98%) Skype
14 29 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
14 29 (1.47%) VoIP
15 28 (1.42%) Internet
16 27 (1.37%) SMTP
16 27 (1.37%) WLAN
17 25 (1.27%) SSL
17 25 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 719 (36.53%) SQL Server
2 166 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 149 (7.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (3.61%) MySQL
6 70 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 63 (3.20%) Power BI
8 63 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 53 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 50 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
11 48 (2.44%) Oracle Database
12 38 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.52%) Big Data
13 30 (1.52%) Hadoop
14 28 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
15 25 (1.27%) OLAP
16 24 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
17 23 (1.17%) NoSQL
18 22 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 133 (6.76%) Visual Studio
2 118 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 93 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 53 (2.69%) JIRA
5 34 (1.73%) Selenium
6 31 (1.58%) Jasmine
7 29 (1.47%) gulp
7 29 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 20 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 19 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 16 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 15 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.66%) MSI
13 12 (0.61%) Subversion
14 11 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
14 11 (0.56%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.46%) SpecFlow
16 7 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.36%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.36%) git-flow
General
1 377 (19.16%) Finance
2 176 (8.94%) Marketing
3 172 (8.74%) Manufacturing
4 128 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 123 (6.25%) Electronics
6 80 (4.07%) Advertising
7 60 (3.05%) Retail
8 29 (1.47%) Military
9 24 (1.22%) Games
10 20 (1.02%) Law
11 19 (0.97%) Back Office
12 18 (0.91%) Legal
13 13 (0.66%) German Language
13 13 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
14 9 (0.46%) Banking
15 7 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.36%) Automotive
16 5 (0.25%) Billing
17 3 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
17 3 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 593 (30.13%) Developer
2 279 (14.18%) .NET Developer
3 243 (12.35%) Analyst
4 179 (9.10%) C# Developer
5 164 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 155 (7.88%) Support Engineer
7 143 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 118 (6.00%) Consultant
9 117 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 100 (5.08%) Architect
11 79 (4.01%) Junior
12 78 (3.96%) IT Support
13 77 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 73 (3.71%) C# Software Developer
15 71 (3.61%) IT Engineer
16 70 (3.56%) .NET Software Developer
17 69 (3.51%) Administrator
17 69 (3.51%) Senior Developer
17 69 (3.51%) Software Engineer
18 66 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 619 (31.45%) .NET
2 356 (18.09%) ASP.NET
3 296 (15.04%) HTML
4 215 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 213 (10.82%) AngularJS
6 199 (10.11%) CSS
7 197 (10.01%) .NET Framework
8 188 (9.55%) Web Services
9 176 (8.94%) jQuery
10 138 (7.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 129 (6.55%) Entity Framework
12 101 (5.13%) HTML5
13 86 (4.37%) REST
14 82 (4.17%) XML
15 64 (3.25%) WCF
16 63 (3.20%) KnockoutJS
17 54 (2.74%) SOAP
17 54 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 53 (2.69%) CSS3
19 46 (2.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 224 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
3 79 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 76 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 73 (3.71%) User Experience
7 67 (3.40%) Computer Science
8 63 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
9 62 (3.15%) Driving Licence
10 57 (2.90%) Clustering
11 37 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 36 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 21 (1.07%) Blackberry
14 20 (1.02%) PKI
15 19 (0.97%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
17 16 (0.81%) CESG
17 16 (0.81%) Cyberattack
18 15 (0.76%) Fat Client
18 15 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 676 (34.35%) Windows
2 332 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 239 (12.14%) Linux
4 180 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 140 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 111 (5.64%) Windows 10
7 109 (5.54%) Windows 7
8 57 (2.90%) Unix
9 46 (2.34%) Android
10 35 (1.78%) Windows 8
11 29 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.42%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.91%) Solaris
16 17 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.61%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.56%) CentOS
19 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
20 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (19.82%) ITIL
3 343 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
4 338 (17.17%) MVC
5 257 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
6 183 (9.30%) Scrum
7 156 (7.93%) TDD
8 146 (7.42%) Software Engineering
9 142 (7.22%) Service Management
10 139 (7.06%) Project Management
11 134 (6.81%) Service Delivery
12 132 (6.71%) Programme Management
13 125 (6.35%) Digital Marketing
14 119 (6.05%) CRM
15 117 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 109 (5.54%) SOA
17 107 (5.44%) OO
18 106 (5.39%) BDD
19 105 (5.34%) SDLC
20 98 (4.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 600 (30.49%) C#
2 520 (26.42%) SQL
3 359 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 187 (9.50%) PowerShell
5 126 (6.40%) Java
6 112 (5.69%) Python
7 110 (5.59%) C++
8 92 (4.67%) T-SQL
9 64 (3.25%) C
10 54 (2.74%) TypeScript
11 52 (2.64%) PHP
12 46 (2.34%) VB.NET
13 34 (1.73%) Perl
14 28 (1.42%) VBA
15 27 (1.37%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.97%) VB
17 16 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.76%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.71%) Ruby
19 14 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 314 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 292 (14.84%) Degree
3 284 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 151 (7.67%) SC Cleared
5 111 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (4.67%) CCNA
7 80 (4.07%) DV Cleared
8 53 (2.69%) MCSE
9 46 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 46 (2.34%) MCITP
10 45 (2.29%) CCNP
11 35 (1.78%) CISSP
12 32 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (1.52%) MCPD
14 28 (1.42%) MCP
15 25 (1.27%) MCSA
16 24 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
17 23 (1.17%) Postgraduate
18 19 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.37%) SLA
2 50 (2.54%) QA
3 36 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.73%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.12%) PMO
6 19 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 16 (0.81%) GDPR
8 14 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.25%) WCAG
10 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.051%) COBIT
11 1 (0.051%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.051%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 410 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 208 (10.57%) Hyper-V
3 184 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 43 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (1.98%) vSphere
7 26 (1.32%) XenApp
8 24 (1.22%) BitLocker
8 24 (1.22%) Docker
9 20 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.56%) KVM
12 9 (0.46%) Shibboleth
12 9 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.36%) HDFS
14 5 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.20%) XenServer
16 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 141 (7.16%) SCCM
2 48 (2.44%) SCOM
3 31 (1.58%) Puppet
4 30 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 22 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 21 (1.07%) Cacti
7 20 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (0.91%) WSUS
9 16 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
9 16 (0.81%) vRealize
10 13 (0.66%) Ansible
10 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.56%) Nagios
13 10 (0.51%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.46%) Backup Exec
14 9 (0.46%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 275 (13.97%) VMware
2 179 (9.10%) Oracle
3 164 (8.33%) Cisco
4 145 (7.37%) SAP
5 132 (6.71%) Citrix
6 72 (3.66%) HP
7 53 (2.69%) McAfee
8 51 (2.59%) Google
9 50 (2.54%) SolarWinds
10 39 (1.98%) Veeam
11 35 (1.78%) Dell
12 33 (1.68%) EMC
13 31 (1.58%) IBM
14 27 (1.37%) Capita
14 27 (1.37%) Juniper
15 23 (1.17%) F5
15 23 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.17%) Tableau
16 22 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 20 (1.02%) Symantec