The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18 26 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 18.75% 28.89% 35.00%
As % of the Vendors category 36.73% 42.62% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 19 14
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -24.32%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Essex

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

Vendors Category
Brentwood
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
49 61 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 51.04% 67.78% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 26 41 28
Average salary £43,750 £40,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.02% -14.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Brentwood

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Brentwood

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Brentwood 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 17 (68.00%) Windows
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Citrix
3 12 (48.00%) ITIL
4 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (32.00%) MS Office
6 8 (32.00%) VMware ESX
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (24.00%) Change Management
8 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) IP Telephony
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
8 6 (24.00%) VLAN
8 6 (24.00%) vSphere
9 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (12.00%) SAN
10 3 (12.00%) MetaFrame
10 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (12.00%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Brentwood 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (24.00%) IP Telephony
1 6 (24.00%) VLAN
1 6 (24.00%) Network Security
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) LDAP
2 3 (12.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) ADSL
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) MSTest
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (24.00%) Support Technician
1 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support Technician
1 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 6 (24.00%) Desktop Technician
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) Senior DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) STL
1 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) IVR
2 2 (8.00%) AS400
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
4 3 (12.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) RAD
6 1 (4.00%) OOD
6 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) VBScript
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCTS
3 3 (12.00%) MCSM
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (32.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (24.00%) vSphere
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (12.00%) MetaFrame
4 3 (12.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) Munin
1 2 (8.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Citrix
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) MKS