Period
to 22 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1,550 2,015 1,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.73% 19.99% 16.84%
As % of the Vendors category 42.05% 47.39% 38.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,286 1,678 1,461
South West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -4.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 3,686 4,252 4,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.42% 42.19% 43.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,955 3,510 3,725
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,787 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,924
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.23% +4.28%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -1 500 £45,000 +12.50% 150
Wiltshire -4 294 £37,500 -6.25% 61
Dorset +2 291 £40,000 +17.65% 67
Gloucestershire 0 195 £42,500 +6.25% 45
Somerset -9 130 £37,500 -5.66% 35
Devon -11 69 £29,500 -15.71% 29
Cornwall -12 33 £43,500 +17.57% 6
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 503 (32.45%) Windows
2 479 (30.90%) .NET
3 453 (29.23%) C#
4 422 (27.23%) SQL Server
5 390 (25.16%) SQL
6 361 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 350 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 307 (19.81%) Active Directory
9 298 (19.23%) Finance
10 287 (18.52%) ITIL
11 266 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
12 264 (17.03%) JavaScript
13 252 (16.26%) Office 365
14 246 (15.87%) ASP.NET
15 238 (15.35%) HTML
16 214 (13.81%) Security Cleared
17 210 (13.55%) Windows Server
18 209 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
19 206 (13.29%) MVC
19 206 (13.29%) Degree
20 186 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
21 185 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
21 185 (11.94%) PowerShell
22 177 (11.42%) Marketing
23 171 (11.03%) CSS
24 160 (10.32%) VMware
25 155 (10.00%) Linux
26 144 (9.29%) jQuery
27 135 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
27 135 (8.71%) Analytical Skills

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
1 128 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 120 (7.74%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.65%) Skype for Business
4 32 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.23%) Apache
7 19 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.16%) CMS
8 18 (1.16%) IIS
9 16 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.90%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.65%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.45%) Confluence
14 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.32%) Kentico
Applications
1 266 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
4 58 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (3.10%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.58%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) CATIA
8 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 46 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.19%) Primavera
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 361 (23.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 252 (16.26%) Office 365
3 135 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.90%) IaaS
5 37 (2.39%) SaaS
6 35 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
7 34 (2.19%) PaaS
8 31 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.16%) Azure Functions
10 18 (1.16%) Serverless
11 13 (0.84%) GitHub
12 5 (0.32%) Boomi
12 5 (0.32%) G Suite
13 3 (0.19%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.065%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 116 (7.48%) Firewall
2 80 (5.16%) DNS
3 76 (4.90%) DHCP
3 76 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 66 (4.26%) LAN
5 58 (3.74%) WAN
6 43 (2.77%) Skype
7 41 (2.65%) SAN
8 39 (2.52%) Wireless
9 32 (2.06%) Internet
10 29 (1.87%) VoIP
11 27 (1.74%) VPN
12 25 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
12 25 (1.61%) Unified Communications
13 23 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (1.29%) VLAN
15 17 (1.10%) NetScaler
16 16 (1.03%) Network Security
17 15 (0.97%) HTTP
17 15 (0.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (27.23%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (3.55%) Power BI
4 54 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (3.10%) MySQL
7 39 (2.52%) RDBMS
8 37 (2.39%) Big Data
9 29 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.65%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 114 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 98 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 48 (3.10%) Selenium
5 35 (2.26%) JIRA
6 33 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (1.55%) NUnit
8 22 (1.42%) Bitbucket
8 22 (1.42%) Jenkins
9 16 (1.03%) MSI
10 15 (0.97%) git-flow
11 14 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.84%) CodeSonar
12 13 (0.84%) Robot Framework
13 12 (0.77%) gulp
13 12 (0.77%) Jasmine
13 12 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
13 12 (0.77%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 11 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 298 (19.23%) Finance
2 177 (11.42%) Marketing
3 130 (8.39%) Manufacturing
4 114 (7.35%) Telecoms
5 110 (7.10%) Electronics
6 32 (2.06%) Retail
7 28 (1.81%) Legal
8 16 (1.03%) Advertising
9 15 (0.97%) Games
10 14 (0.90%) Aerospace
11 10 (0.65%) Banking
12 9 (0.58%) Billing
13 7 (0.45%) Local Government
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.39%) Law
15 5 (0.32%) Georgian Language
15 5 (0.32%) Military
16 3 (0.19%) Back Office
17 2 (0.13%) German Language
18 1 (0.065%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 412 (26.58%) Developer
2 203 (13.10%) Analyst
3 171 (11.03%) .NET Developer
4 155 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 135 (8.71%) Support Engineer
6 125 (8.06%) Architect
7 122 (7.87%) C# Developer
8 98 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 93 (6.00%) IT Engineer
10 75 (4.84%) IT Support
11 73 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 68 (4.39%) Support Analyst
13 61 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (3.87%) Consultant
15 59 (3.81%) .NET Software Developer
16 50 (3.23%) Administrator
16 50 (3.23%) Senior Developer
17 45 (2.90%) C# Software Developer
18 43 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
18 43 (2.77%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (30.90%) .NET
2 246 (15.87%) ASP.NET
3 238 (15.35%) HTML
4 171 (11.03%) CSS
5 144 (9.29%) jQuery
6 119 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 112 (7.23%) XML
8 110 (7.10%) Web Services
9 102 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 97 (6.26%) .NET Framework
11 74 (4.77%) AngularJS
12 73 (4.71%) WCF
13 70 (4.52%) Node.js
14 68 (4.39%) REST
15 62 (4.00%) HTML5
16 56 (3.61%) SOAP
17 53 (3.42%) KnockoutJS
18 51 (3.29%) Entity Framework
19 50 (3.23%) React
20 44 (2.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 46 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 38 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 29 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 27 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.74%) User Experience
9 25 (1.61%) Renewable Energy
10 21 (1.35%) Fintech
11 20 (1.29%) Blackberry
12 19 (1.23%) Fat Client
12 19 (1.23%) Thin Client
13 16 (1.03%) Clustering
14 13 (0.84%) PKI
15 10 (0.65%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.65%) Replication
16 9 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 503 (32.45%) Windows
2 210 (13.55%) Windows Server
3 155 (10.00%) Linux
4 133 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 100 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 80 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (2.84%) Windows 8
9 43 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (2.00%) Android
11 29 (1.87%) Unix
12 24 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.65%) Solaris
17 8 (0.52%) CentOS
18 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.39%) Fedora
20 5 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (18.52%) ITIL
3 209 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
4 206 (13.29%) MVC
5 186 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 124 (8.00%) TDD
7 119 (7.68%) Scrum
8 111 (7.16%) Programme Management
9 107 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
10 105 (6.77%) Project Management
11 102 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 100 (6.45%) SDLC
13 96 (6.19%) Service Delivery
14 94 (6.06%) DevOps
15 93 (6.00%) CRM
16 91 (5.87%) Software Engineering
17 89 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 89 (5.74%) PRINCE2
18 86 (5.55%) Test Automation
19 79 (5.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 453 (29.23%) C#
2 390 (25.16%) SQL
3 264 (17.03%) JavaScript
4 185 (11.94%) PowerShell
5 99 (6.39%) Python
6 96 (6.19%) Java
7 62 (4.00%) C
8 60 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 47 (3.03%) C++
10 40 (2.58%) PHP
11 35 (2.26%) VB.NET
12 33 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 30 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.61%) VB
15 15 (0.97%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.84%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.71%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.65%) Scala
19 9 (0.58%) R
20 8 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 214 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 206 (13.29%) Degree
3 185 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (6.13%) DV Cleared
4 95 (6.13%) SC Cleared
5 75 (4.84%) MCSE
6 73 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
7 67 (4.32%) MCSA
8 65 (4.19%) CCNA
9 48 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 41 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (2.19%) MCP
12 26 (1.68%) AWS Certification
13 22 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.35%) CISSP
14 21 (1.35%) ISTQB
14 21 (1.35%) MCITP
15 15 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
15 15 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
15 15 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.13%) SLA
2 35 (2.26%) QA
3 29 (1.87%) PMO
4 15 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.77%) GDPR
6 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.065%) COBIT
11 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 307 (19.81%) Active Directory
2 109 (7.03%) Hyper-V
3 97 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (3.10%) Docker
5 39 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (2.39%) vSphere
7 36 (2.32%) XenApp
8 23 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 18 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.52%) Firmware
12 8 (0.52%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.52%) Xen
13 5 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.32%) vCloud
13 5 (0.32%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.32%) XenServer
14 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 94 (6.06%) SCCM
2 38 (2.45%) Puppet
3 34 (2.19%) Ansible
4 25 (1.61%) WSUS
5 22 (1.42%) SCOM
6 19 (1.23%) SCVMM
7 15 (0.97%) vCenter Server
8 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.90%) Salt
9 13 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 13 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.77%) vRealize
11 11 (0.71%) SCDPM
12 9 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.45%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.45%) Cacti
14 7 (0.45%) Nagios
14 7 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 160 (10.32%) VMware
2 118 (7.61%) SAP
3 115 (7.42%) Cisco
4 112 (7.23%) Oracle
5 86 (5.55%) Citrix
6 48 (3.10%) Google
7 30 (1.94%) HP
7 30 (1.94%) Veeam
8 24 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.35%) McAfee
9 21 (1.35%) Tableau
10 19 (1.23%) Dell
11 18 (1.16%) Progress
12 15 (0.97%) Apple
12 15 (0.97%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.90%) Symantec
14 13 (0.84%) IBM
14 13 (0.84%) Meraki
15 12 (0.77%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.71%) Ivanti