Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 23 February 2020 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 315 214 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 21.27% 15.95% 19.63%
As % of the Vendors category 51.72% 42.71% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 278 207 351
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £26,750 £20,300 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £52,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% -6.25%

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 Southampton.

All Vendors
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 609 501 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 41.12% 37.33% 41.20%
Number of salaries quoted 526 422 698
Southampton median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 177 (56.19%) C#
2 163 (51.75%) .NET
3 157 (49.84%) SQL Server
4 125 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (31.75%) SQL
6 98 (31.11%) Problem-Solving
7 95 (30.16%) AngularJS
8 94 (29.84%) Windows
9 85 (26.98%) CRM
10 73 (23.17%) Azure
11 69 (21.90%) Visual Studio
12 67 (21.27%) .NET Framework
13 64 (20.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 53 (16.83%) ASP.NET
15 51 (16.19%) Unit Testing
16 49 (15.56%) .NET Core
17 47 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (14.92%) Git (software)
18 46 (14.60%) jQuery
18 46 (14.60%) Analytics
19 45 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
20 44 (13.97%) ASP.NET Web API
20 44 (13.97%) Greenfield Project
21 43 (13.65%) T-SQL
22 42 (13.33%) Ajax
22 42 (13.33%) Web Development
23 41 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 41 (13.02%) XML
23 41 (13.02%) Office 365
24 40 (12.70%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 22 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.63%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.13%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.95%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 45 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (4.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.17%) Azure
2 41 (13.02%) Office 365
3 35 (11.11%) SaaS
4 17 (5.40%) AWS
5 14 (4.44%) Power Platform
6 13 (4.13%) OneDrive
7 11 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.90%) AtomSphere
9 6 (1.90%) Boomi
10 4 (1.27%) IaaS
11 3 (0.95%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.63%) Datadog
12 2 (0.63%) Serverless
12 2 (0.63%) Slack
13 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.52%) Firewall
2 17 (5.40%) VPN
3 13 (4.13%) Network Security
4 12 (3.81%) WAN
5 10 (3.17%) SAN
5 10 (3.17%) VoIP
6 8 (2.54%) LAN
7 7 (2.22%) BIG-IP
7 7 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (2.22%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (2.22%) SSL
7 7 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.90%) DNS
9 5 (1.59%) NAS
9 5 (1.59%) Wireless
9 5 (1.59%) Wireshark
10 4 (1.27%) Intranet
10 4 (1.27%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (49.84%) SQL Server
2 41 (13.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (4.44%) Power BI
3 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.13%) Geospatial Data
4 13 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2019
6 8 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.59%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.59%) OLAP
8 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.63%) Cognos Impromptu
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 69 (21.90%) Visual Studio
2 64 (20.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (14.92%) Git (software)
4 37 (11.75%) WiX
5 12 (3.81%) TeamCity
6 11 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (3.49%) JIRA
7 9 (2.86%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.90%) Fiddler
8 6 (1.90%) LINQPad
8 6 (1.90%) Postman
9 4 (1.27%) Selenium
9 4 (1.27%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.63%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 29 (9.21%) Finance
2 27 (8.57%) Legal
3 25 (7.94%) Law
4 12 (3.81%) Retail
5 7 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.59%) Advertising
7 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 149 (47.30%) Developer
2 79 (25.08%) Software Developer
3 42 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 37 (11.75%) Architect
5 29 (9.21%) C# Software Developer
6 25 (7.94%) .NET Developer
7 24 (7.62%) Applications Developer
7 24 (7.62%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.67%) Analyst
9 20 (6.35%) Senior Software Developer
9 20 (6.35%) Team Leader
10 18 (5.71%) Angular Developer
10 18 (5.71%) Lead Developer
11 17 (5.40%) Lead Software Developer
11 17 (5.40%) Senior C# Developer
11 17 (5.40%) Senior C# Software Developer
11 17 (5.40%) Software Team Leader
12 16 (5.08%) Network Engineer
12 16 (5.08%) Software Architect
13 14 (4.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (51.75%) .NET
2 95 (30.16%) AngularJS
3 67 (21.27%) .NET Framework
4 53 (16.83%) ASP.NET
5 49 (15.56%) .NET Core
6 46 (14.60%) jQuery
7 44 (13.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 42 (13.33%) Ajax
9 41 (13.02%) XML
10 39 (12.38%) REST
11 38 (12.06%) KnockoutJS
12 37 (11.75%) React
12 37 (11.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 37 (11.75%) WCF
13 25 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (7.62%) Web Services
15 22 (6.98%) RESTful
16 18 (5.71%) HTML
17 16 (5.08%) Entity Framework
18 10 (3.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (13.97%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (11.75%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (6.35%) Data Centre
6 17 (5.40%) Virtual Team
7 16 (5.08%) Public Cloud
8 12 (3.81%) Enterprise Cloud
9 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.54%) Replication
11 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.95%) EPoS
13 2 (0.63%) Handset
13 2 (0.63%) User Experience
14 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 94 (29.84%) Windows
2 29 (9.21%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.57%) Linux
4 16 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.90%) VMS
5 6 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.95%) CentOS
8 2 (0.63%) Android
8 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (31.11%) Problem-Solving
3 85 (26.98%) CRM
4 51 (16.19%) Unit Testing
5 46 (14.60%) Analytics
6 42 (13.33%) Web Development
7 39 (12.38%) Scrum
8 37 (11.75%) Multithreading
8 37 (11.75%) OWASP
9 35 (11.11%) Information Security
10 25 (7.94%) Data Protection
10 25 (7.94%) MVC
11 23 (7.30%) Project Management
11 23 (7.30%) Technical Leadership
12 20 (6.35%) Biometrics
13 18 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
14 17 (5.40%) DevOps
14 17 (5.40%) Virtual Team Management
15 16 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 177 (56.19%) C#
2 100 (31.75%) SQL
3 43 (13.65%) T-SQL
4 40 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 26 (8.25%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.17%) C
7 5 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.63%) ES6
8 2 (0.63%) PHP
8 2 (0.63%) Python
8 2 (0.63%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) Java
9 1 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (7.62%) Degree
2 17 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (5.08%) ISEB
4 11 (3.49%) CCNA
5 8 (2.54%) CCNP
5 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.22%) MCSE
7 6 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.59%) CISM
8 5 (1.59%) CISSP
9 4 (1.27%) CCA
9 4 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.27%) MCITP
10 3 (0.95%) GCIH
10 3 (0.95%) GIAC
10 3 (0.95%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.95%) SANS
10 3 (0.95%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.63%) GDPR
2 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.13%) Docker
3 9 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.59%) XenApp
5 4 (1.27%) NFS
5 4 (1.27%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.63%) Postfix
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.22%) Kibana
3 6 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.63%) Ansible
4 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 2 (0.63%) Terraform
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (9.21%) VMware
2 21 (6.67%) Cisco
3 17 (5.40%) Dell
4 15 (4.76%) Meraki
5 14 (4.44%) Citrix
6 12 (3.81%) Oracle
7 8 (2.54%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.54%) F5
8 7 (2.22%) HP
8 7 (2.22%) Juniper
8 7 (2.22%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.90%) Apple
10 5 (1.59%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.59%) Veeam
10 5 (1.59%) Zerto
11 4 (1.27%) Aruba
11 4 (1.27%) Informatica
11 4 (1.27%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.27%) NetApp
11 4 (1.27%) ProCurve