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Respondent, employment, and industry demographics

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Who are our respondents, and where are they from?

Nationality

Americas

United States   19%
Canada   7%
Other   3%

Europe

United Kingdom 14%
France 2%
Denmark 2%
Italy 2%
Finland 2%
Netherlands 2%
Spain 2%
Germany 2%
Sweden 1%
Poland 1%
Turkey 1%
Others 7%

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

India 8%
South Africa 6%
Pakistan 3%
Nigeria 3%
United Arab Emirates 2%
Other 6%

Asia–Pacific (APAC)

Australia 3%
Singapore 1%
New Zealand 1%
China 1%
Other 1%

Gender identity

Men

79%

Women

18%

Unspecified gender

3%

Age*

18-24 years old 4%
25-29 years old 16%
30-34 years old 16%
35-39 years old 20%
40-44 years old 14%
45-49 years old 11%
50-54 years old 9%
55-59 years old 6%
60+ years old 4%
*These results were only taken from those respondents that specified their age.

Ethnicity

White or Caucasian 41%
Asian 27%
Black, African, or Caribbean 13%
Hispanic or Latino 4%
Mixed race or multiracial 2%
Arab 1%
Middle Eastern or North African 1%
Sub-Saharan African 1%
Another ethnic group 2%

8% of respondents prefer not to specify their ethnicity.

Do you have a disability, or are you neurodivergent?

91%

No

4%

Yes

5% of respondents prefer not to specify whether they have a disability.

Education level

Some high school, no diploma, GCSEs, or equivalent

1%
High school graduate, diploma, A-level, or equivalent

5%
Some college credit, no degree

4%
Trade/technical/vocational training or qualification

3%
Associate degree

4%
Bachelor's degree

46%
Master's degree

35%
Doctorate or professional degree

2%

1% of respondents prefer not to specify their educational attainment.

Of those who continued with further education and went on to undertake a degree, the main fields of study were:
Information Technology
0 %
Computer Science
0 %
Software Engineering
0 %
Business Administration
0 %
Management 16%
Accounting 13%
Engineering 13%
Finance 10%
Economics 9%
Mathematics 9%
Management 16%
Accounting 13%
Engineering 13%
Finance 10%
Economics 9%
Mathematics 9%

Tenure

Respondents have stayed in each role for an average of five years throughout their career.

Years of experience

Overall work experience in the tech industry

On average, respondents have 16 years’ experience in the technology industry in total.
Let’s examine that in more detail:
0-5 years 18%
6-10 years 18%
11-15 years 18%
16-20 years 19%
21-25 years 11%
26-30 years 5%
31-35 years 6%
36+ years 5%
0-5 years 18%
6-10 years 18%
11-15 years 18%
16-20 years 19%
21-25 years 11%
26-30 years 5%
31-35 years 6%
36+ years 5%

Working experience with Microsoft Cloud in a commercial environment

On average, our respondents have:

Microsoft Dynamics 365

21%
21%
15%
15%
10%
18%

Microsoft Power Platform

49%
23%
11%
8%
10%

Microsoft Azure

43%
37%
14%
4%
2%

Microsoft 365

14%
25%
25%
36%

Let’s delve into that further:

What Microsoft Cloud products do our respondents specialize in?

Dynamics 365

32%
Azure

25%
Microsoft 365

22%
Power BI

9%
Power Platform

4%
SharePoint

3%
PowerApps

1%
Other

5%
‘Other’ responses include .NET and Visual Studio.

Employment status of respondents

71%
2%
16%
9%
2%

What are respondents' professional levels?

Entry-level/Junior

7%
Intermediate or experienced level

24%
Senior experienced level

42%
Manager/Senior Manager

20%
Director/C-level

5%
Owner

1%

Employer type

End user
(i.e., a Microsoft customer)

40%

Microsoft Partner/
Reseller/
Distributor

54%

Microsoft ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

6%

I work for
Microsoft

1%

Which industries are represented?

IT services, Software, and Technology 34%
Consultancy/Agency 9%
Manufacturing 5%
Banking and Finance 5%
Financial Services 5%
Retail 4%
Government 3%
Health and Life Sciences 3%
Other 32%
‘Other’ responses include professional services, education, and telecommunications.

What is the size of the organizations represented?

Self-employed 6%
1-10 employees 5%
11-50 employees 12%
51-200 employees 15%
201-500 employees 11%
501-1,000 employees 9%
1,001-5,000 employees 13%
5,001-10,000 employees 5%
More than 10,000 employees 19%
Not sure 5%

What are the business models of the organizations represented?

6%

Start-up organization

4%

Microenterprise

20%

SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business)

21%

SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise)

46%

Large enterprise organization

3%

Other

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