Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 19 November 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2055 2350 3151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 17.13% 16.06% 16.77%
As % of the Vendors category 38.00% 34.48% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1751 1924 2785
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,125 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -

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 Thames Valley.

All Vendors
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5408 6816 9317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 45.07% 46.57% 49.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 5156 7200
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,525 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Berkshire +2 1003 £45,000 - 34
Buckinghamshire 0 592 £40,000 -5.88% 30
Oxfordshire +7 469 £42,500 +12.58% 33
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 733 (35.67%) SQL Server
2 727 (35.38%) Windows
3 648 (31.53%) SQL
3 648 (31.53%) .NET
4 634 (30.85%) C#
5 431 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
6 416 (20.24%) Active Directory
7 413 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
8 394 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 391 (19.03%) Windows Server
10 361 (17.57%) ASP.NET
11 356 (17.32%) Degree
12 333 (16.20%) JavaScript
13 332 (16.16%) HTML
14 329 (16.01%) MVC
15 315 (15.33%) CSS
16 267 (12.99%) VMware
17 257 (12.51%) Finance
18 243 (11.82%) Office 365
19 236 (11.48%) ITIL
20 228 (11.09%) jQuery
21 213 (10.36%) Cisco
22 208 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
23 200 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
24 199 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
25 188 (9.15%) MS Exchange
26 182 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
27 179 (8.71%) Firewall
28 177 (8.61%) Project Management
29 176 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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
1 188 (9.15%) MS Exchange
2 141 (6.86%) IIS
3 122 (5.94%) SharePoint
4 78 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (3.07%) Skype for Business
6 60 (2.92%) CMS
7 56 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 48 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 41 (2.00%) Umbraco
10 30 (1.46%) NServiceBus
11 24 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 23 (1.12%) Apache
13 22 (1.07%) Documentum
13 22 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (1.02%) DNN
14 21 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 20 (0.97%) Tomcat
16 17 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 413 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 65 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.24%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.15%) InDesign
11 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.049%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 71 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 71 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.54%) BusinessWare
4 9 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle AGIS
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.15%) Primavera
7 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.097%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 394 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 243 (11.82%) Office 365
3 147 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (3.50%) IaaS
5 45 (2.19%) PaaS
6 40 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (1.31%) SaaS
8 23 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
9 20 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.58%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.49%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.44%) npm
15 5 (0.24%) Slack
15 5 (0.24%) Yammer
16 4 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
16 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 179 (8.71%) Firewall
2 128 (6.23%) DNS
3 107 (5.21%) WAN
4 103 (5.01%) DHCP
5 88 (4.28%) LAN
6 84 (4.09%) TCP/IP
7 80 (3.89%) SAN
8 75 (3.65%) VPN
9 61 (2.97%) Network Security
10 59 (2.87%) Skype
11 55 (2.68%) VLAN
12 54 (2.63%) Internet
13 49 (2.38%) VoIP
14 32 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
15 31 (1.51%) BGP
16 30 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (1.46%) Kerberos
16 30 (1.46%) LDAP
17 25 (1.22%) HTTP
17 25 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 733 (35.67%) SQL Server
2 136 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 99 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (3.84%) Relational Database
5 72 (3.50%) Power BI
5 72 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 65 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 59 (2.87%) MySQL
8 55 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 44 (2.14%) NoSQL
11 42 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 40 (1.95%) Hadoop
13 39 (1.90%) MongoDB
14 37 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
15 34 (1.65%) Big Data
15 34 (1.65%) Oracle Database
16 27 (1.31%) QlikView
17 24 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 200 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 159 (7.74%) Visual Studio
3 73 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 41 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 32 (1.56%) JIRA
5 32 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.12%) Subversion
6 23 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 14 (0.68%) Mercurial
9 11 (0.54%) MSI
10 10 (0.49%) gulp
10 10 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.39%) Selenium
12 7 (0.34%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.29%) Hudson
13 6 (0.29%) NUnit
13 6 (0.29%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 257 (12.51%) Finance
2 92 (4.48%) Retail
3 90 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 82 (3.99%) Advertising
5 76 (3.70%) Marketing
6 50 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 47 (2.29%) Legal
8 34 (1.65%) Automotive
9 31 (1.51%) Publishing
10 29 (1.41%) Electronics
11 24 (1.17%) Back Office
12 20 (0.97%) Billing
12 20 (0.97%) Games
13 12 (0.58%) Local Government
14 9 (0.44%) Banking
14 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.39%) Digital Economy
15 8 (0.39%) Law
15 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 628 (30.56%) Developer
2 362 (17.62%) Analyst
3 278 (13.53%) .NET Developer
4 211 (10.27%) Support Analyst
5 187 (9.10%) C# Developer
6 164 (7.98%) Support Engineer
7 157 (7.64%) Senior Developer
8 152 (7.40%) IT Support
9 123 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 123 (5.99%) Consultant
10 108 (5.26%) IT Analyst
11 106 (5.16%) Software Developer
12 102 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 93 (4.53%) IT Support Analyst
14 85 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
15 84 (4.09%) Applications Support
16 70 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
17 68 (3.31%) Architect
18 65 (3.16%) Junior
19 63 (3.07%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (31.53%) .NET
2 361 (17.57%) ASP.NET
3 332 (16.16%) HTML
4 315 (15.33%) CSS
5 228 (11.09%) jQuery
6 170 (8.27%) .NET Framework
7 166 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 151 (7.35%) HTML5
9 126 (6.13%) Web Services
10 121 (5.89%) WCF
11 111 (5.40%) AngularJS
12 95 (4.62%) WPF
13 86 (4.18%) CSS3
14 74 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
15 73 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 73 (3.55%) XML
16 62 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 58 (2.82%) Entity Framework
18 53 (2.58%) RESTful
19 50 (2.43%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (7.40%) Computer Science
3 79 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (2.73%) Clustering
5 55 (2.68%) Data Centre
6 54 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 52 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (2.09%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.31%) Algorithms
11 26 (1.27%) iPad
11 26 (1.27%) PKI
11 26 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.07%) Tandem
13 20 (0.97%) RIA
13 20 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (0.92%) Life Science
15 18 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 18 (0.88%) User Experience
16 17 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 727 (35.38%) Windows
2 391 (19.03%) Windows Server
3 182 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 133 (6.47%) Windows 7
6 131 (6.37%) Linux
7 128 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 60 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (2.63%) Apple iOS
11 52 (2.53%) Android
12 39 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 30 (1.46%) Unix
14 18 (0.88%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.54%) AIX
16 11 (0.54%) CentOS
17 9 (0.44%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (16.01%) MVC
3 236 (11.48%) ITIL
4 199 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 177 (8.61%) Project Management
6 163 (7.93%) Scrum
7 126 (6.13%) Web Development
8 112 (5.45%) OO
9 107 (5.21%) Software Engineering
10 106 (5.16%) SDLC
11 102 (4.96%) CRM
11 102 (4.96%) Mentoring
11 102 (4.96%) Presales
11 102 (4.96%) Time Management
12 95 (4.62%) TDD
13 92 (4.48%) ERP
14 81 (3.94%) Migration
14 81 (3.94%) Unit Testing
15 80 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 79 (3.84%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 648 (31.53%) SQL
2 634 (30.85%) C#
3 333 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 155 (7.54%) PowerShell
5 142 (6.91%) Java
6 95 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 93 (4.53%) C++
8 74 (3.60%) Python
9 69 (3.36%) C
9 69 (3.36%) VB.NET
10 37 (1.80%) TypeScript
11 36 (1.75%) Ruby
12 32 (1.56%) Perl
13 28 (1.36%) X++
14 25 (1.22%) PHP
15 21 (1.02%) VB
16 15 (0.73%) VBA
17 14 (0.68%) R
18 13 (0.63%) Shell Script
19 11 (0.54%) F#
Qualifications
1 356 (17.32%) Degree
2 208 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (4.23%) MCP
3 87 (4.23%) MCSE
4 73 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 48 (2.34%) CCNA
7 43 (2.09%) Security Cleared
8 39 (1.90%) MCSA
9 34 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (1.46%) MCPD
11 27 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.17%) CCNP
13 22 (1.07%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (0.83%) SC Cleared
15 15 (0.73%) A+ Certification
15 15 (0.73%) MCITP
16 14 (0.68%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.09%) QA
1 84 (4.09%) SLA
2 31 (1.51%) PMO
3 23 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.39%) COBIT
6 8 (0.39%) GAMP
6 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.19%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.097%) GDPR
9 2 (0.097%) GPG13
9 2 (0.097%) P3O
9 2 (0.097%) TickIT
10 1 (0.049%) HL7
System Software
1 416 (20.24%) Active Directory
2 176 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (1.51%) XenApp
7 30 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (1.31%) Docker
9 17 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (0.78%) vSphere
10 16 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.49%) XenServer
14 9 (0.44%) KVM
14 9 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.29%) HDFS
17 5 (0.24%) Firmware
18 4 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 92 (4.48%) SCCM
2 55 (2.68%) SCOM
3 33 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 32 (1.56%) Puppet
5 29 (1.41%) WSUS
6 28 (1.36%) Backup Exec
7 27 (1.31%) vCenter Server
8 23 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 22 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (1.07%) Terraform
9 22 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (0.92%) Nagios
11 17 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 14 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (0.54%) Ansible
13 11 (0.54%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.54%) SCVMM
14 9 (0.44%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
16 7 (0.34%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 267 (12.99%) VMware
2 213 (10.36%) Cisco
3 130 (6.33%) Oracle
4 119 (5.79%) Citrix
5 80 (3.89%) SAP
6 62 (3.02%) Juniper
7 50 (2.43%) HP
8 48 (2.34%) Sitecore
9 44 (2.14%) Palo Alto
9 44 (2.14%) Symantec
10 41 (2.00%) Tableau
11 40 (1.95%) F5
12 38 (1.85%) IBM
13 36 (1.75%) Telerik
14 31 (1.51%) EMC
15 30 (1.46%) NetApp
16 28 (1.36%) Cognos
16 28 (1.36%) Veritas
17 25 (1.22%) Apple
18 24 (1.17%) Altiris