Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 961 1,357 1,504
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.54% 18.10% 14.83%
As % of the Vendors category 39.60% 48.48% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 776 1,095 1,246
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,250 £23,898
25th Percentile £31,250 £29,375 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,365 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.91% - +1.27%
75th Percentile £52,513 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 2,427 2,799 3,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.23% 37.33% 36.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,884 2,242 3,014
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -13 306 £42,500 - 81
Gloucestershire -2 183 £37,500 -16.67% 56
Wiltshire -4 139 £35,500 -11.25% 39
Dorset -6 124 £50,000 +51.52% 23
Devon +5 91 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Somerset -5 63 £38,250 -4.38% 22
Cornwall +8 28 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 429 (44.64%) Azure
2 395 (41.10%) Windows
3 271 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
4 266 (27.68%) Microsoft 365
5 257 (26.74%) VMware
6 238 (24.77%) SQL
7 214 (22.27%) Windows Server
8 209 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 197 (20.50%) Active Directory
10 195 (20.29%) SQL Server
11 179 (18.63%) Linux
12 177 (18.42%) ITIL
13 174 (18.11%) C#
14 173 (18.00%) .NET
15 170 (17.69%) PowerShell
16 166 (17.27%) DevOps
17 162 (16.86%) AWS
18 160 (16.65%) Microsoft Office
19 154 (16.02%) Firewall
20 136 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
21 125 (13.01%) Docker
22 123 (12.80%) Hyper-V
23 122 (12.70%) Python
24 114 (11.86%) DNS
24 114 (11.86%) Security Cleared
25 112 (11.65%) JavaScript
26 103 (10.72%) Cisco
27 100 (10.41%) Service Management
27 100 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 96 (9.99%) Scrum

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 85 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 77 (8.01%) Confluence
3 66 (6.87%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.29%) CMS
5 14 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (1.46%) IIS
6 11 (1.14%) Drupal
7 10 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.73%) Apache
8 7 (0.73%) EPiServer
8 7 (0.73%) nginx
8 7 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.62%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.42%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 160 (16.65%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (4.89%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.94%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.52%) Maximo
6 5 (0.52%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.10%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.10%) Line 50
10 1 (0.10%) nopCommerce
10 1 (0.10%) Primavera
10 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 429 (44.64%) Azure
2 266 (27.68%) Microsoft 365
3 162 (16.86%) AWS
4 71 (7.39%) Power Platform
5 48 (4.99%) GCP
6 45 (4.68%) SaaS
7 32 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (2.39%) PaaS
10 22 (2.29%) Google Workspace
11 19 (1.98%) IaaS
12 15 (1.56%) PowerApps
13 13 (1.35%) OneDrive
14 12 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.25%) Power Automate
15 11 (1.14%) GitHub
16 8 (0.83%) npm
16 8 (0.83%) Serverless
17 7 (0.73%) Logic Apps
18 5 (0.52%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 154 (16.02%) Firewall
2 114 (11.86%) DNS
3 88 (9.16%) VPN
4 70 (7.28%) DHCP
5 64 (6.66%) VLAN
6 58 (6.04%) IPv4
7 52 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 50 (5.20%) WAN
9 49 (5.10%) LAN
10 47 (4.89%) OSPF
11 45 (4.68%) SAN
12 33 (3.43%) Wireless
13 27 (2.81%) Internet
14 22 (2.29%) VoIP
15 20 (2.08%) Skype
16 18 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (1.04%) Unified Communications
19 9 (0.94%) MPLS
20 8 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.04%) Power BI
3 54 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.29%) MySQL
6 19 (1.98%) Big Data
6 19 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (1.66%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.73%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.62%) MS Access
12 6 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (0.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 89 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 87 (9.05%) JIRA
3 48 (4.99%) Subversion
4 47 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 36 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 21 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.83%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.62%) Selenium
10 5 (0.52%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.52%) NUnit
10 5 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.42%) Postman
11 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.31%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.31%) Maven
13 2 (0.21%) JUnit
13 2 (0.21%) Protractor
13 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 93 (9.68%) Finance
2 41 (4.27%) Public Sector
3 29 (3.02%) Marketing
4 26 (2.71%) Legal
4 26 (2.71%) Retail
5 23 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.66%) Games
8 12 (1.25%) Automotive
9 10 (1.04%) Local Government
10 9 (0.94%) Electronics
11 8 (0.83%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.73%) Banking
12 7 (0.73%) Military
13 5 (0.52%) Back Office
13 5 (0.52%) Law
14 3 (0.31%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.10%) Billing
16 1 (0.10%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 181 (18.83%) Developer
2 95 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 93 (9.68%) Analyst
4 81 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 70 (7.28%) Architect
6 63 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 57 (5.93%) Software Developer
8 52 (5.41%) IT Engineer
9 50 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
10 46 (4.79%) Administrator
10 46 (4.79%) C# Developer
10 46 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
11 45 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 43 (4.47%) IT Support
13 39 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 33 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 30 (3.12%) IT Support Engineer
17 27 (2.81%) Project Manager
17 27 (2.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (18.00%) .NET
2 88 (9.16%) Web Services
3 86 (8.95%) HTML
4 83 (8.64%) CSS
5 68 (7.08%) ASP.NET
6 52 (5.41%) .NET Framework
7 48 (4.99%) .NET Core
8 43 (4.47%) AngularJS
9 39 (4.06%) HTML5
10 33 (3.43%) CSS3
10 33 (3.43%) React
11 30 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (2.50%) Node.js
13 20 (2.08%) Entity Framework
14 18 (1.87%) REST
14 18 (1.87%) Vue.js
15 16 (1.66%) RESTful
16 14 (1.46%) jQuery
16 14 (1.46%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.56%) User Experience
2 61 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.93%) Public Cloud
4 44 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 34 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.39%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.08%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.14%) Clustering
10 11 (1.14%) Replication
11 9 (0.94%) PKI
12 7 (0.73%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.62%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.52%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 395 (41.10%) Windows
2 214 (22.27%) Windows Server
3 179 (18.63%) Linux
4 78 (8.12%) Windows 10
5 76 (7.91%) Windows Server 2016
6 53 (5.52%) CentOS
7 50 (5.20%) Ubuntu
7 50 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 30 (3.12%) Android
9 30 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.77%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.66%) Unix
12 13 (1.35%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (18.42%) ITIL
3 166 (17.27%) DevOps
4 136 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 100 (10.41%) Service Management
6 96 (9.99%) Scrum
7 85 (8.84%) Infrastructure as Code
8 83 (8.64%) Machine Learning
9 80 (8.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 78 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
11 76 (7.91%) Software Testing
12 73 (7.60%) SDLC
13 72 (7.49%) MVC
14 71 (7.39%) Analytics
15 68 (7.08%) Data Science
15 68 (7.08%) Project Management
16 65 (6.76%) Configuration Management
17 62 (6.45%) DevSecOps
18 59 (6.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 238 (24.77%) SQL
2 174 (18.11%) C#
3 170 (17.69%) PowerShell
4 122 (12.70%) Python
5 112 (11.65%) JavaScript
6 63 (6.56%) Bash Shell
7 54 (5.62%) T-SQL
8 38 (3.95%) Java
9 26 (2.71%) C
10 22 (2.29%) PHP
10 22 (2.29%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.77%) VB
12 12 (1.25%) Java 8
13 10 (1.04%) C++
13 10 (1.04%) R
13 10 (1.04%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.83%) XAML
15 7 (0.73%) VBScript
16 5 (0.52%) Ruby
16 5 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 114 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 76 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 69 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (6.87%) Degree
5 34 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.81%) CCNA
7 26 (2.71%) MCSE
8 16 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
10 14 (1.46%) Linux+ Certification
10 14 (1.46%) MCSA
11 13 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.14%) CIW
12 11 (1.14%) GIAC
12 11 (1.14%) MCP
12 11 (1.14%) OCA
12 11 (1.14%) OCP
12 11 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (1.04%) AWS Certification
13 10 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.58%) SLA
2 30 (3.12%) GDPR
3 24 (2.50%) QA
4 12 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 9 (0.94%) PMO
8 7 (0.73%) NCSC
9 6 (0.62%) NIST
9 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.52%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.21%) GRC
12 1 (0.10%) COBIT
12 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
System Software
1 209 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 197 (20.50%) Active Directory
3 125 (13.01%) Docker
4 123 (12.80%) Hyper-V
5 80 (8.32%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.98%) XenApp
7 17 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.35%) vSphere
9 10 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.83%) Shibboleth
10 8 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.73%) pfSense
11 7 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.62%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 94 (9.78%) Ansible
2 66 (6.87%) Puppet
3 38 (3.95%) SCCM
4 34 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (3.23%) Terraform
6 21 (2.19%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.42%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.42%) Nagios
10 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.42%) Suricata
10 4 (0.42%) WSUS
11 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.21%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 257 (26.74%) VMware
2 103 (10.72%) Cisco
3 74 (7.70%) Citrix
4 72 (7.49%) Oracle
5 69 (7.18%) Google
6 51 (5.31%) Veeam
7 33 (3.43%) Apple
8 31 (3.23%) Symantec
9 30 (3.12%) Dell
10 27 (2.81%) SAP
11 26 (2.71%) HP
12 25 (2.60%) McAfee
12 25 (2.60%) Sophos
13 21 (2.19%) Red Hat
14 20 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (2.08%) SolarWinds
15 19 (1.98%) Juniper
16 16 (1.66%) Atlassian
16 16 (1.66%) Talend
17 14 (1.46%) Sitecore