The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Brentwood region.

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

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 15.19% 21.90% 25.93%
As % of the Vendors category 26.67% 32.86% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 6
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -38.96%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Brentwood
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
45 70 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 56.96% 66.67% 70.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 46 18
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Essex

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 23 July 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) MS Office
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (33.33%) VLAN
5 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 6 (33.33%) Network Security
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) vSphere
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Change Control
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) PRINCE
7 3 (16.67%) IVR
7 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 6 (33.33%) VLAN
1 6 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (33.33%) Support Technician
1 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support Technician
1 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 6 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Senior SQL Server DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) STL
1 1 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) IVR
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 3 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) OOP
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) RAD
4 1 (5.56%) OOD
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) vSphere
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Munin
1 2 (11.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) MKS