Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,363 500 1,653
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 18.43% 14.68% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 44.59% 37.23% 42.15%
Number of salaries quoted 990 423 1,414
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £22,575
25th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 3,057 1,343 3,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.34% 39.44% 40.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,090 1,106 3,243
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,629 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,375 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 +9 555 £43,750 +7.22% 94
Gloucestershire +6 222 £47,500 +8.57% 52
Dorset +8 163 £46,250 +34.06% 40
Wiltshire +8 162 £37,500 -16.67% 44
Somerset +11 97 £42,500 -5.56% 45
Cornwall 0 76 £39,000 +1.30% 16
Devon +7 72 £32,500 -9.47% 47
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 669 (49.08%) Azure
2 439 (32.21%) Windows
3 369 (27.07%) Microsoft 365
4 359 (26.34%) Social Skills
5 341 (25.02%) SQL
6 304 (22.30%) Active Directory
7 303 (22.23%) Agile Software Development
8 288 (21.13%) .NET
9 258 (18.93%) DevOps
10 253 (18.56%) C#
11 249 (18.27%) SQL Server
12 221 (16.21%) Finance
13 206 (15.11%) JavaScript
14 203 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
15 199 (14.60%) PowerShell
16 196 (14.38%) Windows Server
17 191 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
18 187 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
19 183 (13.43%) ITIL
19 183 (13.43%) VMware
20 174 (12.77%) Security Cleared
21 165 (12.11%) AWS
22 128 (9.39%) Firewall
22 128 (9.39%) MVC
23 127 (9.32%) Marketing
24 125 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 123 (9.02%) T-SQL
26 121 (8.88%) .NET Core
27 118 (8.66%) Linux
28 117 (8.58%) Web Services

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
1 104 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 44 (3.23%) CMS
4 37 (2.71%) IIS
5 35 (2.57%) Umbraco
6 29 (2.13%) Confluence
7 28 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
8 26 (1.91%) EPiServer
9 17 (1.25%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.17%) Kentico
11 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.59%) SAS
12 8 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.44%) Sitefinity
14 5 (0.37%) Headless CMS
15 4 (0.29%) Apache
15 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 203 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.88%) Sentinel
4 9 (0.66%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.66%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.51%) SAP MDG
6 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.37%) Maximo
6 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.37%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 3 (0.22%) FastStats
9 2 (0.15%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.073%) Acoustic Campaign
10 1 (0.073%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.073%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.073%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 669 (49.08%) Azure
2 369 (27.07%) Microsoft 365
3 165 (12.11%) AWS
4 116 (8.51%) Power Platform
5 78 (5.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 66 (4.84%) Dynamics 365
7 58 (4.26%) SaaS
8 46 (3.37%) Serverless
9 44 (3.23%) GitHub
10 42 (3.08%) IaaS
11 33 (2.42%) GCP
12 32 (2.35%) PaaS
13 24 (1.76%) PowerApps
14 22 (1.61%) OpenShift
15 20 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (1.47%) OneDrive
16 18 (1.32%) Azure Service Bus
17 17 (1.25%) Snowflake
18 15 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 128 (9.39%) Firewall
2 107 (7.85%) DNS
3 91 (6.68%) DHCP
4 85 (6.24%) VPN
5 68 (4.99%) WAN
6 61 (4.48%) LAN
7 52 (3.82%) Wireless
8 49 (3.60%) TCP/IP
9 42 (3.08%) Internet
10 41 (3.01%) VLAN
11 35 (2.57%) SAN
12 33 (2.42%) VoIP
13 25 (1.83%) IPv4
14 21 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (1.47%) OSPF
16 19 (1.39%) Network Security
16 19 (1.39%) Skype
17 15 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
19 13 (0.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.75%) Power BI
3 72 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 36 (2.64%) MySQL
8 35 (2.57%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.91%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
11 22 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (1.17%) Power Query
14 13 (0.95%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.88%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.59%) GIS
16 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 90 (6.60%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 53 (3.89%) JIRA
5 29 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 26 (1.91%) Bitbucket
7 21 (1.54%) JMeter
7 21 (1.54%) SonarQube
8 20 (1.47%) Eclipse
8 20 (1.47%) Robot Framework
9 19 (1.39%) Selenium
10 17 (1.25%) Subversion
11 14 (1.03%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.44%) ReSharper
13 6 (0.44%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.37%) HP UFT
15 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 359 (26.34%) Social Skills
2 221 (16.21%) Finance
3 127 (9.32%) Marketing
4 111 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (6.75%) Retail
6 72 (5.28%) Public Sector
7 66 (4.84%) Organisational Skills
8 64 (4.70%) Telecoms
9 63 (4.62%) Manufacturing
10 42 (3.08%) Electronics
11 37 (2.71%) Law
12 22 (1.61%) Legal
13 21 (1.54%) Influencing Skills
14 19 (1.39%) Aerospace
15 14 (1.03%) Banking
16 12 (0.88%) Advertising
17 11 (0.81%) Games
18 10 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
19 9 (0.66%) Local Government
20 8 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 305 (22.38%) Developer
2 167 (12.25%) Analyst
3 112 (8.22%) Support Engineer
4 103 (7.56%) Architect
5 85 (6.24%) IT Support
6 80 (5.87%) .NET Developer
7 79 (5.80%) Software Developer
8 78 (5.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (5.43%) Administrator
10 73 (5.36%) Senior Developer
11 71 (5.21%) IT Engineer
12 56 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
13 52 (3.82%) DBA
14 50 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
15 49 (3.60%) IT Analyst
16 48 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
17 47 (3.45%) Support Analyst
18 42 (3.08%) C# Developer
19 41 (3.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 41 (3.01%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (21.13%) .NET
2 121 (8.88%) .NET Core
3 117 (8.58%) Web Services
4 116 (8.51%) .NET Framework
5 113 (8.29%) AngularJS
6 99 (7.26%) HTML
7 98 (7.19%) React
8 93 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 92 (6.75%) CSS
10 75 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 63 (4.62%) Vue.js
12 60 (4.40%) XML
13 49 (3.60%) jQuery
14 46 (3.37%) REST
15 45 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (2.86%) SOAP
17 38 (2.79%) LINQ
18 35 (2.57%) Sass
19 31 (2.27%) JSON
20 30 (2.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.43%) User Experience
2 73 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (3.96%) Driving Licence
6 47 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 45 (3.30%) Public Cloud
8 32 (2.35%) Clustering
9 25 (1.83%) Cloud Native
10 23 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.47%) Cyberattack
12 16 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.88%) EPoS
16 11 (0.81%) Replication
17 10 (0.73%) Fat Client
17 10 (0.73%) Thin Client
17 10 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 439 (32.21%) Windows
2 196 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 118 (8.66%) Linux
4 117 (8.58%) Windows 10
5 95 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (5.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 37 (2.71%) CentOS
9 36 (2.64%) Windows 7
10 30 (2.20%) Android
11 26 (1.91%) Unix
11 26 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 19 (1.39%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.03%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.44%) CatOS
15 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.15%) Debian
17 1 (0.073%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (22.23%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (18.93%) DevOps
3 191 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (13.72%) Business Intelligence
5 183 (13.43%) ITIL
6 128 (9.39%) MVC
7 112 (8.22%) Scrum
8 105 (7.70%) Migration
9 102 (7.48%) Service Delivery
10 99 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 93 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
11 93 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 81 (5.94%) Project Management
13 79 (5.80%) Analytics
14 78 (5.72%) Software Engineering
15 76 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 76 (5.58%) Line Management
16 73 (5.36%) SDLC
17 68 (4.99%) Service Management
18 63 (4.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 341 (25.02%) SQL
2 253 (18.56%) C#
3 206 (15.11%) JavaScript
4 199 (14.60%) PowerShell
5 123 (9.02%) T-SQL
6 86 (6.31%) Python
7 84 (6.16%) Bash Shell
8 42 (3.08%) TypeScript
9 33 (2.42%) Java
10 29 (2.13%) PHP
11 21 (1.54%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.39%) C++
12 19 (1.39%) R
12 19 (1.39%) VBScript
13 18 (1.32%) C
14 17 (1.25%) VB
15 9 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.66%) VBA
16 7 (0.51%) XPath
17 6 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 174 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 116 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 113 (8.29%) Degree
4 88 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 21 (1.54%) MCSE
8 20 (1.47%) MCSA
9 18 (1.32%) DBS Check
9 18 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.25%) HNC
11 14 (1.03%) MCP
12 13 (0.95%) CCNA
12 13 (0.95%) HND
12 13 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
13 12 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.81%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.81%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.87%) SLA
2 35 (2.57%) GDPR
3 26 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.61%) QA
5 16 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.95%) PMO
7 11 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (0.59%) NCSC
9 7 (0.51%) Accessibility
9 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.44%) NIST
11 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.22%) GMP
13 2 (0.15%) COBIT
13 2 (0.15%) GxP
13 2 (0.15%) RMADS
14 1 (0.073%) COSHH
14 1 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.073%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 304 (22.30%) Active Directory
2 125 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.11%) Docker
5 32 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (1.61%) vSphere
7 17 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.88%) XenApp
8 12 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.29%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.15%) NFS
13 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.073%) Firmware
14 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (6.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 61 (4.48%) SCCM
3 56 (4.11%) Ansible
4 43 (3.15%) Terraform
5 36 (2.64%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.20%) Puppet
7 17 (1.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 15 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (0.73%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.73%) WSUS
11 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.37%) SCOM
12 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.29%) Nagios
14 3 (0.22%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 183 (13.43%) VMware
2 104 (7.63%) Oracle
3 85 (6.24%) Cisco
4 77 (5.65%) SAP
5 66 (4.84%) Citrix
6 59 (4.33%) Apple
7 52 (3.82%) Google
8 39 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 35 (2.57%) Sitecore
10 32 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.76%) Atlassian
12 22 (1.61%) Veeam
13 20 (1.47%) Splunk
14 18 (1.32%) Dell
14 18 (1.32%) IBM
14 18 (1.32%) NetApp
14 18 (1.32%) Sophos
15 16 (1.17%) HP
16 14 (1.03%) Adobe
17 13 (0.95%) McAfee