The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 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 Cambridge 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 207 299 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.68% 18.04% 15.96%
As % of the Vendors category 31.41% 43.21% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 171 283 270
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
659 692 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.17% 41.76% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 513 588 616
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,143 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

1 171 (38.60%) Windows
2 160 (36.12%) .NET
3 155 (34.99%) C#
4 152 (34.31%) SQL Server
5 147 (33.18%) SQL
6 139 (31.38%) MS Excel
7 108 (24.38%) Degree
8 97 (21.90%) Active Directory
9 87 (19.64%) MS Office
10 65 (14.67%) MS Exchange
11 64 (14.45%) VMware
12 63 (14.22%) ASP.NET
13 58 (13.09%) HTML
14 57 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
15 55 (12.42%) Oracle
15 55 (12.42%) CSS
16 53 (11.96%) Computer Science
17 52 (11.74%) Java
17 52 (11.74%) SharePoint
18 50 (11.29%) Software Engineering
19 49 (11.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 47 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (10.61%) Linux
21 43 (9.71%) ITIL
22 41 (9.26%) C++
22 41 (9.26%) T-SQL
23 40 (9.03%) MVC
23 40 (9.03%) OO
23 40 (9.03%) Citrix
24 39 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 65 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.74%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (4.51%) IIS
4 20 (4.51%) Lync
4 20 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.06%) Apache
6 15 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.58%) CloudStack
9 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.35%) Drupal
10 6 (1.35%) ColdFusion
11 5 (1.13%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 139 (31.38%) MS Excel
2 87 (19.64%) MS Office
3 17 (3.84%) Photoshop
4 9 (2.03%) MS Project
5 6 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.68%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.68%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.45%) InDesign
9 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (4.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.45%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.19%) SaaS
2 20 (4.51%) Office 365
3 18 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.26%) Google Apps
6 9 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.35%) PaaS
7 6 (1.35%) IaaS
8 5 (1.13%) Force.com
9 2 (0.45%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.67%) LAN
2 32 (7.22%) DNS
3 29 (6.55%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.87%) DHCP
5 18 (4.06%) SAN
6 16 (3.61%) Internet
7 14 (3.16%) WAN
8 13 (2.93%) NAS
9 12 (2.71%) Firewall
10 8 (1.81%) VPN
11 7 (1.58%) Wireless
12 5 (1.13%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.13%) IPsec
12 5 (1.13%) LDAP
12 5 (1.13%) SMTP
13 4 (0.90%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.90%) VoIP
14 2 (0.45%) VLAN
14 2 (0.45%) ADSL
14 2 (0.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (34.31%) SQL Server
2 49 (11.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (3.39%) MySQL
6 14 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.48%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.26%) DTS
10 9 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.58%) DB2
11 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.13%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.90%) MS Access
15 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (8.13%) Visual Studio
2 22 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.71%) NUnit
4 11 (2.48%) JIRA
4 11 (2.48%) Selenium
5 9 (2.03%) Moq
6 7 (1.58%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.58%) WinRunner
7 4 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (0.90%) QUnit
8 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.45%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.23%) SCons
10 1 (0.23%) WiX
10 1 (0.23%) GCC
10 1 (0.23%) Hudson
10 1 (0.23%) dotTrace
10 1 (0.23%) MSTest
10 1 (0.23%) AQtime
General
1 36 (8.13%) Finance
2 17 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.93%) Electronics
4 13 (2.93%) Marketing
5 12 (2.71%) Advertising
5 12 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.48%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.26%) Military
8 8 (1.81%) Publishing
9 7 (1.58%) German Language
10 6 (1.35%) Banking
10 6 (1.35%) French Language
11 5 (1.13%) Automotive
11 5 (1.13%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.90%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.68%) Legal
14 2 (0.45%) Retail
15 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 151 (34.09%) Developer
2 53 (11.96%) Analyst
3 47 (10.61%) .NET Developer
4 44 (9.93%) Administrator
5 41 (9.26%) Consultant
6 38 (8.58%) Software Engineer
7 30 (6.77%) Senior Developer
8 28 (6.32%) C# Developer
9 26 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 26 (5.87%) Tester
9 26 (5.87%) Support Engineer
10 25 (5.64%) Software Developer
11 21 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (4.51%) IT Support
13 19 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.61%) DBA
15 15 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
16 14 (3.16%) Programmer
17 13 (2.93%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (36.12%) .NET
2 63 (14.22%) ASP.NET
3 58 (13.09%) HTML
4 55 (12.42%) CSS
5 35 (7.90%) Web Services
6 30 (6.77%) .NET Framework
7 29 (6.55%) jQuery
7 29 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (4.51%) XML
9 17 (3.84%) HTML5
9 17 (3.84%) CSS3
10 16 (3.61%) ADO.NET
10 16 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 14 (3.16%) Ajax
12 13 (2.93%) XSLT
12 13 (2.93%) WCF
13 8 (1.81%) COM
13 8 (1.81%) SOAP
14 7 (1.58%) LINQ
14 7 (1.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.96%) Computer Science
2 35 (7.90%) Mathematics
3 23 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.97%) PKI
5 19 (4.29%) Open Source
6 15 (3.39%) Firmware
6 15 (3.39%) Clustering
7 13 (2.93%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.26%) Chip and PIN
9 9 (2.03%) Replication
10 8 (1.81%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.81%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.58%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.58%) Device Driver
11 7 (1.58%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.35%) Physics
13 5 (1.13%) EqualLogic
13 5 (1.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 171 (38.60%) Windows
2 47 (10.61%) Linux
3 39 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (8.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (6.09%) Windows 7
6 21 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.84%) UNIX
8 14 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.93%) Android
10 9 (2.03%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.81%) CentOS
12 6 (1.35%) Solaris
12 6 (1.35%) Windows Phone
13 5 (1.13%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.68%) SUSE
14 3 (0.68%) Debian
14 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.68%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (11.29%) Software Engineering
3 43 (9.71%) ITIL
4 40 (9.03%) MVC
4 40 (9.03%) OO
5 36 (8.13%) Migration
6 34 (7.67%) CRM
7 30 (6.77%) Scrum
8 28 (6.32%) ERP
8 28 (6.32%) Project Management
9 20 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.06%) Time Management
10 18 (4.06%) TDD
11 17 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (3.84%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (3.84%) Validation
12 16 (3.61%) OOP
13 15 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (3.39%) Web Development
13 15 (3.39%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (34.99%) C#
2 147 (33.18%) SQL
3 52 (11.74%) Java
4 41 (9.26%) C++
4 41 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 38 (8.58%) JavaScript
6 32 (7.22%) VB.NET
7 29 (6.55%) PHP
8 23 (5.19%) VB
9 20 (4.51%) VBA
10 18 (4.06%) C
11 16 (3.61%) Perl
12 14 (3.16%) Python
13 10 (2.26%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.58%) Delphi
15 6 (1.35%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.13%) Tcl
17 4 (0.90%) VB6
18 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (24.38%) Degree
2 47 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.29%) MCSE
5 13 (2.93%) RHCE
5 13 (2.93%) MCITP
6 10 (2.26%) OCP
6 10 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (2.26%) CCNA
6 10 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.03%) MCSA
8 8 (1.81%) NCDA
9 7 (1.58%) ISEB
9 7 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.35%) NCIE
11 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.13%) CISSP
12 4 (0.90%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.90%) MCTS
12 4 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.32%) QA
2 13 (2.93%) ISO 9001
3 11 (2.48%) SLA
4 7 (1.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 7 (1.58%) GAMP
4 7 (1.58%) GCP
4 7 (1.58%) GMP
4 7 (1.58%) ISO 9000
5 5 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.80%) Hyper-V
3 38 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.16%) vSphere
5 10 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (2.26%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.58%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.35%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.45%) XenApp
9 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 36 (8.13%) SCCM
2 10 (2.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (2.26%) SCOM
2 10 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.13%) OpenSSO
6 4 (0.90%) WSUS
6 4 (0.90%) Opsview
6 4 (0.90%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.68%) Puppet
7 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 64 (14.45%) VMware
2 55 (12.42%) Oracle
3 40 (9.03%) Citrix
4 21 (4.74%) SAP
5 18 (4.06%) NetApp
5 18 (4.06%) Red Hat
5 18 (4.06%) Cisco
6 17 (3.84%) Adobe
6 17 (3.84%) HP
7 16 (3.61%) Red Gate
8 14 (3.16%) Symantec
9 13 (2.93%) EMC
10 12 (2.71%) Google
10 12 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (2.03%) Apple
12 8 (1.81%) Zoho
13 7 (1.58%) Dell
14 5 (1.13%) CA
15 4 (0.90%) IBM
16 3 (0.68%) Veeam
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