The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bicester 25.00% 21.05% 31.25%
As % of the Vendors category 80.00% 57.14% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 5
Average salary £23,500 £26,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £26,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £41,200 £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bicester region.

Vendors Category
Bicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bicester 31.25% 36.84% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 6
Average salary £52,500 £43,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £34,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bicester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bicester

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Bicester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bicester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bicester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bicester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) MS Office
3 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 15 (62.50%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) MCP
8 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) IIS
8 3 (12.50%) LAMP
8 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 3 (12.50%) Google
8 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
8 3 (12.50%) SaaS
8 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.33%) Retail
9 2 (8.33%) Document Management
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
9 2 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (8.33%) Draytek
9 2 (8.33%) GIS
9 2 (8.33%) Firewall
9 2 (8.33%) VPN
9 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (8.33%) LAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bicester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
1 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) ADSL
2 1 (4.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Support Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Desktop Support
3 7 (29.17%) Desktop Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Graduate
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Graduate Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Assistant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Assistant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (4.17%) Informatics
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) Document Management
2 1 (4.17%) Web Development
2 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
2 1 (4.17%) Use Case
2 1 (4.17%) Kanban
2 1 (4.17%) BPMN
2 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
2 1 (4.17%) User Stories
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (4.17%) Line Management
2 1 (4.17%) UML
2 1 (4.17%) DSDM
2 1 (4.17%) Project Management
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Scrum
2 1 (4.17%) Web Design
2 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) CBAP
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) DameWare
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (8.33%) Draytek
4 1 (4.17%) Trend Micro
4 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.17%) Altiris
4 1 (4.17%) Dell