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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 901 1012 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.00% 19.31% 16.10%
As % of the Vendors category 39.78% 41.90% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 729 864 816
Median salary £36,125 £35,200 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.62% +0.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2265 2415 2671
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 42.74% 46.09% 44.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1871 1996 2145
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 279 £37,500 - 43
Somerset 0 201 £44,000 +10.69% 10
Wiltshire 0 138 £35,000 +10.13% 17
Gloucestershire -13 97 £36,500 -8.75% 15
Dorset -11 73 £34,000 -9.33% 20
Devon +5 69 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Cornwall -3 44 £24,500 +6.52% 5
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 567 (33.89%) Windows
2 527 (31.50%) SQL Server
3 488 (29.17%) .NET
4 468 (27.97%) SQL
5 460 (27.50%) C#
6 353 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
7 341 (20.38%) Active Directory
8 314 (18.77%) ASP.NET
9 308 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 283 (16.92%) JavaScript
10 283 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
11 276 (16.50%) Finance
12 259 (15.48%) MVC
13 245 (14.64%) ITIL
13 245 (14.64%) Degree
14 244 (14.58%) Windows Server
15 238 (14.23%) HTML
16 236 (14.11%) VMware
17 202 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
18 191 (11.42%) Security Cleared
19 182 (10.88%) CSS
20 174 (10.40%) Office 365
21 168 (10.04%) Scrum
22 160 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
23 159 (9.50%) .NET Framework
24 157 (9.38%) Firewall
25 156 (9.32%) T-SQL
26 151 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
27 149 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
27 149 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 140 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 113 (6.75%) SharePoint
3 64 (3.83%) IIS
4 43 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 26 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (1.43%) CMS
9 22 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.96%) Apache
11 16 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.84%) Umbraco
13 13 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.66%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.54%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 283 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.060%) Revit
9 1 (0.060%) SPSS
9 1 (0.060%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 59 (3.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 53 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.78%) Endur
5 10 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.60%) Maximo
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.30%) Sage X3
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.24%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.24%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.060%) Eikon
11 1 (0.060%) Lawson
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 308 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 174 (10.40%) Office 365
3 135 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.03%) SaaS
5 20 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.08%) IaaS
7 17 (1.02%) PaaS
8 10 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.42%) GitHub
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.12%) Force.com
11 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.060%) AdWords
12 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 157 (9.38%) Firewall
2 121 (7.23%) TCP/IP
3 109 (6.52%) DNS
4 106 (6.34%) WAN
5 105 (6.28%) LAN
6 95 (5.68%) DHCP
7 62 (3.71%) Internet
8 53 (3.17%) VPN
9 49 (2.93%) SAN
10 44 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (2.15%) Network Security
12 35 (2.09%) HTTP
13 33 (1.97%) Wireless
14 32 (1.91%) VoIP
15 31 (1.85%) Skype
16 25 (1.49%) SMTP
17 23 (1.37%) FTP
18 20 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
19 19 (1.14%) VLAN
20 18 (1.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (31.50%) SQL Server
2 127 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 111 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (5.14%) Relational Database
5 64 (3.83%) Power BI
6 62 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 49 (2.93%) QlikView
9 48 (2.87%) MySQL
10 47 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 46 (2.75%) Big Data
12 45 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (1.55%) NoSQL
16 20 (1.20%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.20%) OLAP
17 18 (1.08%) Oracle Database
18 17 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
19 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 151 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 114 (6.81%) Visual Studio
3 68 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 35 (2.09%) SpecFlow
5 33 (1.97%) Selenium
6 30 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 30 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 28 (1.67%) JIRA
8 20 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.14%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.02%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.02%) WebDriver
11 14 (0.84%) Subversion
12 13 (0.78%) Vagrant
13 12 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.66%) NUnit
15 9 (0.54%) MSBuild
16 7 (0.42%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.42%) IntelliJ
17 6 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 276 (16.50%) Finance
2 99 (5.92%) Manufacturing
3 88 (5.26%) Marketing
4 79 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 66 (3.95%) Electronics
6 54 (3.23%) Advertising
7 50 (2.99%) Retail
8 28 (1.67%) Legal
9 27 (1.61%) Banking
10 20 (1.20%) Front Office
11 17 (1.02%) Games
12 11 (0.66%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.60%) Local Government
14 8 (0.48%) Law
15 6 (0.36%) Military
15 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.30%) Back Office
17 3 (0.18%) French Language
18 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
18 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 456 (27.26%) Developer
2 271 (16.20%) Analyst
3 229 (13.69%) .NET Developer
4 147 (8.79%) C# Developer
5 144 (8.61%) Support Engineer
6 113 (6.75%) Architect
7 101 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 93 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 92 (5.50%) Consultant
10 87 (5.20%) IT Support
11 78 (4.66%) Service Analyst
12 77 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
13 75 (4.48%) Support Analyst
14 71 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
15 68 (4.06%) Administrator
16 65 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
17 64 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
17 64 (3.83%) Senior Developer
18 56 (3.35%) .NET Software Developer
19 55 (3.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (29.17%) .NET
2 314 (18.77%) ASP.NET
3 238 (14.23%) HTML
4 182 (10.88%) CSS
5 159 (9.50%) .NET Framework
6 149 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 133 (7.95%) Web Services
8 109 (6.52%) jQuery
9 90 (5.38%) WCF
10 85 (5.08%) AngularJS
11 84 (5.02%) XML
12 83 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 81 (4.84%) Entity Framework
14 48 (2.87%) RESTful
15 46 (2.75%) WPF
16 39 (2.33%) HTML5
16 39 (2.33%) REST
17 38 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 35 (2.09%) WinForms
19 29 (1.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 160 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 76 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
4 61 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 58 (3.47%) Computer Science
6 46 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 36 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.91%) User Experience
9 23 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.08%) Learning Management System
11 17 (1.02%) Replication
12 14 (0.84%) CESG
12 14 (0.84%) Clustering
12 14 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.66%) Smartphone
15 10 (0.60%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.60%) Fintech
16 9 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 567 (33.89%) Windows
2 244 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 138 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (6.69%) Linux
5 110 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (4.42%) Windows 7
7 68 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (3.05%) Windows 10
9 50 (2.99%) Unix
10 37 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 26 (1.55%) Mac OS X
12 25 (1.49%) Windows XP
13 19 (1.14%) Solaris
14 18 (1.08%) Android
14 18 (1.08%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.60%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.48%) SUSE
18 7 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (15.48%) MVC
3 245 (14.64%) ITIL
4 202 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
5 168 (10.04%) Scrum
6 126 (7.53%) Test Automation
7 105 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (5.62%) Software Engineering
9 88 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 84 (5.02%) TDD
11 83 (4.96%) Unit Testing
12 80 (4.78%) Web Development
13 77 (4.60%) CRM
14 76 (4.54%) Migration
15 75 (4.48%) ETL
16 72 (4.30%) SDLC
17 70 (4.18%) Mentoring
18 69 (4.12%) OO
19 67 (4.00%) Line Management
20 64 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 468 (27.97%) SQL
2 460 (27.50%) C#
3 283 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 156 (9.32%) T-SQL
5 121 (7.23%) Java
6 108 (6.46%) PowerShell
7 59 (3.53%) C
8 54 (3.23%) C++
9 46 (2.75%) Python
10 33 (1.97%) VB.NET
11 28 (1.67%) PHP
12 25 (1.49%) VB
13 24 (1.43%) Perl
13 24 (1.43%) VBA
14 23 (1.37%) XPath
15 18 (1.08%) VBScript
15 18 (1.08%) XQuery
16 15 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.72%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.66%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 245 (14.64%) Degree
2 191 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 149 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 138 (8.25%) SC Cleared
5 85 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (3.89%) CCNA
6 65 (3.89%) MCSE
7 56 (3.35%) DV Cleared
8 52 (3.11%) MCP
9 42 (2.51%) ISTQB
10 41 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 39 (2.33%) CCNP
13 37 (2.21%) MCSA
14 35 (2.09%) ISEB
15 30 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 22 (1.32%) CISSP
18 19 (1.14%) MCITP
19 18 (1.08%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.78%) SLA
2 39 (2.33%) QA
3 21 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.66%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.42%) PMO
8 5 (0.30%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.060%) DO-160
10 1 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 341 (20.38%) Active Directory
2 130 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.39%) vSphere
5 38 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (1.67%) XenApp
7 17 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.84%) Docker
9 9 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.42%) NFS
10 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.36%) XenServer
12 5 (0.30%) Firmware
12 5 (0.30%) Xen
13 4 (0.24%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 49 (2.93%) SCCM
2 22 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 18 (1.08%) SCOM
4 17 (1.02%) WSUS
5 14 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.78%) Ansible
7 10 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.60%) Puppet
8 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.48%) Terraform
10 7 (0.42%) vMotion
11 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (0.36%) Nagios
12 5 (0.30%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.30%) OpenView
12 5 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (0.30%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.30%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 236 (14.11%) VMware
2 138 (8.25%) Cisco
3 118 (7.05%) Oracle
4 92 (5.50%) SAP
5 88 (5.26%) Citrix
6 76 (4.54%) HP
7 43 (2.57%) Dell
8 30 (1.79%) IBM
9 27 (1.61%) Symantec
10 23 (1.37%) Apple
10 23 (1.37%) Xamarin
11 22 (1.32%) NetApp
12 20 (1.20%) SonicWALL
12 20 (1.20%) Veeam
13 16 (0.96%) Lotus
14 15 (0.90%) Avaya
14 15 (0.90%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.90%) WatchGuard
15 14 (0.84%) Google
15 14 (0.84%) Sophos
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
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Salary: From £22,000 to £32,000 per annum Salary: £22,000 - £32,000 (depend
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Wiltshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Additional Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
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