Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 715 1,480 1,538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.99% 17.27% 15.70%
As % of the Vendors category 38.32% 44.96% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 679 1,327 1,331
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,200 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +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 1,866 3,292 3,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.13% 38.42% 37.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 2,675 2,922
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,750 £67,787
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -13 183 £45,000 +5.88% 51
Wiltshire -5 126 £44,000 +10.00% 27
Gloucestershire +7 124 £47,500 +5.56% 41
Dorset -4 94 £49,800 +45.40% 16
Devon +5 77 £36,513 +10.64% 21
Somerset -9 56 £42,500 +21.43% 19
Cornwall +2 30 £36,000 +41.18% 5
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 347 (48.53%) Windows
2 317 (44.34%) Azure
3 202 (28.25%) Office 365
4 195 (27.27%) VMware
5 182 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (25.31%) SQL
7 178 (24.90%) Active Directory
8 163 (22.80%) SQL Server
9 162 (22.66%) Windows Server
10 142 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 130 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
11 130 (18.18%) .NET
12 123 (17.20%) C#
13 120 (16.78%) ITIL
14 119 (16.64%) DevOps
15 111 (15.52%) Linux
16 109 (15.24%) PowerShell
17 106 (14.83%) Firewall
18 94 (13.15%) Cisco
19 91 (12.73%) DNS
19 91 (12.73%) AWS
20 89 (12.45%) Hyper-V
21 85 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
22 79 (11.05%) SharePoint
23 77 (10.77%) JavaScript
24 74 (10.35%) Security Cleared
25 73 (10.21%) Docker
26 69 (9.65%) Finance
26 69 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
27 66 (9.23%) Citrix

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 79 (11.05%) SharePoint
2 54 (7.55%) MS Exchange
3 43 (6.01%) Confluence
4 25 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.38%) CMS
6 11 (1.54%) Drupal
7 10 (1.40%) Apache
8 8 (1.12%) ArcGIS
8 8 (1.12%) IIS
8 8 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.12%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.56%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.56%) WordPress
12 3 (0.42%) JBoss
13 2 (0.28%) Kentico
13 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 130 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.70%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.98%) Maximo
5 6 (0.84%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.56%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.42%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.28%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.14%) Aareon QL
10 1 (0.14%) nopCommerce
10 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 317 (44.34%) Azure
2 202 (28.25%) Office 365
3 91 (12.73%) AWS
4 49 (6.85%) Power Platform
5 39 (5.45%) SaaS
6 31 (4.34%) IaaS
7 26 (3.64%) PaaS
8 23 (3.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (3.08%) GCP
10 18 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
11 16 (2.24%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.96%) G Suite
13 9 (1.26%) Logic Apps
13 9 (1.26%) Power Automate
14 8 (1.12%) npm
15 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.84%) NuGet
16 6 (0.84%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.70%) Serverless
18 4 (0.56%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 106 (14.83%) Firewall
2 91 (12.73%) DNS
3 65 (9.09%) WAN
4 62 (8.67%) VPN
5 59 (8.25%) LAN
6 54 (7.55%) DHCP
7 44 (6.15%) TCP/IP
8 39 (5.45%) VLAN
9 35 (4.90%) SAN
10 24 (3.36%) Wireless
11 21 (2.94%) VoIP
12 20 (2.80%) Internet
12 20 (2.80%) IPv4
13 18 (2.52%) Skype
14 17 (2.38%) OSPF
14 17 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (1.82%) PBX
16 12 (1.68%) MPLS
17 11 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (22.80%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (4.34%) Power BI
4 30 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (3.08%) MySQL
7 19 (2.66%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.24%) Big Data
9 13 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.40%) Data Lake
11 9 (1.26%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.98%) GIS
13 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.84%) MS Access
15 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.73%) JIRA
3 38 (5.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 27 (3.78%) Subversion
4 27 (3.78%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.38%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.12%) Selenium
9 6 (0.84%) Mercurial
9 6 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.56%) JUnit
10 4 (0.56%) Maven
10 4 (0.56%) Mockito
10 4 (0.56%) NUnit
11 3 (0.42%) Arquillian
11 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.28%) Appium
12 2 (0.28%) Protractor
12 2 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (9.65%) Finance
2 45 (6.29%) Public Sector
3 22 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 22 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.10%) Legal
5 14 (1.96%) Marketing
5 14 (1.96%) Retail
6 13 (1.82%) Local Government
7 11 (1.54%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.98%) Military
9 6 (0.84%) Electronics
10 5 (0.70%) Back Office
11 4 (0.56%) Games
11 4 (0.56%) Law
12 3 (0.42%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.28%) Social Science
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 116 (16.22%) Developer
2 83 (11.61%) Analyst
3 71 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 59 (8.25%) Architect
5 56 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 44 (6.15%) .NET Developer
7 40 (5.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 36 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (5.03%) IT Engineer
9 35 (4.90%) Software Developer
10 34 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 33 (4.62%) C# Developer
11 33 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (4.34%) Administrator
13 27 (3.78%) IT Support
14 26 (3.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 26 (3.64%) Senior Developer
15 25 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
17 22 (3.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (18.18%) .NET
2 60 (8.39%) CSS
2 60 (8.39%) HTML
3 53 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 50 (6.99%) .NET Framework
5 42 (5.87%) .NET Core
6 39 (5.45%) Web Services
7 30 (4.20%) AngularJS
8 29 (4.06%) Entity Framework
9 26 (3.64%) React
10 24 (3.36%) HTML5
11 23 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (2.80%) JSON
12 20 (2.80%) WCF
12 20 (2.80%) XML
13 17 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (2.10%) CSS3
15 14 (1.96%) jQuery
16 12 (1.68%) REST
17 11 (1.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.45%) User Experience
3 33 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.06%) Public Cloud
5 27 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (3.36%) Data Centre
7 23 (3.22%) Driving Licence
8 19 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.54%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.40%) Clustering
10 10 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.40%) PKI
11 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.98%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.98%) Replication
12 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.56%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 347 (48.53%) Windows
2 162 (22.66%) Windows Server
3 111 (15.52%) Linux
4 65 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 44 (6.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 42 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (4.20%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (3.64%) Android
9 23 (3.22%) Windows 7
10 21 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (2.38%) CentOS
12 14 (1.96%) Ubuntu
13 12 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.40%) Unix
15 8 (1.12%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (16.78%) ITIL
3 119 (16.64%) DevOps
4 85 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 61 (8.53%) Scrum
5 61 (8.53%) Service Management
6 56 (7.83%) Mentoring
7 52 (7.27%) MVC
8 51 (7.13%) Project Delivery
9 50 (6.99%) Analytics
10 49 (6.85%) CRM
11 46 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 45 (6.29%) Service Delivery
13 44 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
14 43 (6.01%) Project Management
14 43 (6.01%) SDLC
15 41 (5.73%) OO
15 41 (5.73%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 181 (25.31%) SQL
2 123 (17.20%) C#
3 109 (15.24%) PowerShell
4 77 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 62 (8.67%) Python
6 49 (6.85%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.50%) Java
8 20 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.38%) VB
10 15 (2.10%) C
10 15 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.82%) PHP
12 10 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.26%) VBScript
14 8 (1.12%) C++
15 7 (0.98%) XAML
16 6 (0.84%) VB6
17 5 (0.70%) Java 8
18 4 (0.56%) R
18 4 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (8.95%) Degree
4 41 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.50%) MCSA
7 24 (3.36%) CCNA
7 24 (3.36%) MCSE
8 12 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.26%) HNC
10 9 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.12%) MCP
12 7 (0.98%) HND
13 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.84%) GIAC
13 6 (0.84%) RHCE
14 5 (0.70%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.55%) SLA
2 25 (3.50%) GDPR
2 25 (3.50%) QA
3 13 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (1.12%) NCSC
7 7 (0.98%) NIST
8 6 (0.84%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.70%) PMO
10 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
System Software
1 178 (24.90%) Active Directory
2 142 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (12.45%) Hyper-V
4 73 (10.21%) Docker
5 40 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (3.64%) XenApp
7 16 (2.24%) vSphere
8 13 (1.82%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.12%) Shibboleth
11 7 (0.98%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.70%) Firmware
12 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.70%) pfSense
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 42 (5.87%) Ansible
2 36 (5.03%) SCCM
3 28 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 24 (3.36%) Terraform
5 23 (3.22%) Puppet
6 14 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (1.68%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.98%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.70%) WSUS
11 4 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
14 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 195 (27.27%) VMware
2 94 (13.15%) Cisco
3 66 (9.23%) Citrix
4 52 (7.27%) Oracle
5 46 (6.43%) Veeam
6 42 (5.87%) Google
7 33 (4.62%) McAfee
8 30 (4.20%) Sophos
9 28 (3.92%) Dell
10 26 (3.64%) Apple
10 26 (3.64%) HP
10 26 (3.64%) Symantec
11 22 (3.08%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.94%) Juniper
13 19 (2.66%) SAP
14 16 (2.24%) Atlassian
15 15 (2.10%) Avaya
15 15 (2.10%) iManage
15 15 (2.10%) SolarWinds
16 13 (1.82%) CheckPoint