The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 256 176 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.69% 12.40% 16.74%
As % of the Vendors category 43.76% 31.48% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 212 147 250
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,325 £27,300 £25,548
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Cambridgeshire

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

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
585 559 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.85% 39.39% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 440 462 570
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 210 (45.16%) Windows
2 152 (32.69%) MS Excel
3 147 (31.61%) SQL Server
4 136 (29.25%) SQL
5 129 (27.74%) C#
6 122 (26.24%) .NET
7 120 (25.81%) Active Directory
8 90 (19.35%) Degree
9 82 (17.63%) VMware
10 77 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (15.70%) MS Exchange
12 72 (15.48%) MS Office
13 70 (15.05%) Linux
14 65 (13.98%) HTML
15 60 (12.90%) SharePoint
15 60 (12.90%) Citrix
15 60 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 56 (12.04%) ITIL
17 53 (11.40%) Computer Science
18 51 (10.97%) JavaScript
19 50 (10.75%) ASP.NET
20 49 (10.54%) Java
20 49 (10.54%) Software Engineering
21 48 (10.32%) SCCM
21 48 (10.32%) CSS
22 47 (10.11%) C++
23 43 (9.25%) Python
24 42 (9.03%) Visual Studio
25 39 (8.39%) SLA
25 39 (8.39%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 73 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.09%) IIS
4 15 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.15%) Apache
8 8 (1.72%) Lync
9 7 (1.51%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.51%) CloudStack
10 6 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.65%) Drupal
13 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.22%) Kentico
14 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 152 (32.69%) MS Excel
2 72 (15.48%) MS Office
3 12 (2.58%) MS Project
4 5 (1.08%) Simulink
5 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.59%) Office 365
2 11 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.29%) SaaS
4 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.65%) IaaS
5 3 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Yammer
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.81%) Firewall
1 27 (5.81%) Internet
2 26 (5.59%) DNS
3 20 (4.30%) DHCP
4 19 (4.09%) WAN
4 19 (4.09%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.44%) LAN
6 11 (2.37%) HTTP
7 9 (1.94%) Network Security
8 8 (1.72%) VPN
8 8 (1.72%) SAN
9 7 (1.51%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.51%) Intranet
9 7 (1.51%) SSL
9 7 (1.51%) HTTPS
10 6 (1.29%) VoIP
10 6 (1.29%) VLAN
11 4 (0.86%) MPLS
11 4 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (31.61%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.94%) MySQL
9 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.72%) Big Data
10 7 (1.51%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.29%) DB2
12 5 (1.08%) QlikView
13 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.86%) MS Access
13 4 (0.86%) OLAP
14 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (9.03%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (3.66%) NUnit
3 17 (3.66%) Selenium
4 12 (2.58%) Rhino Mocks
4 12 (2.58%) JIRA
5 8 (1.72%) Moq
6 5 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.08%) QUnit
7 3 (0.65%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.65%) JUnit
7 3 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.43%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.43%) Subversion
8 2 (0.43%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.43%) GCC
8 2 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 35 (7.53%) Finance
2 23 (4.95%) Electronics
3 21 (4.52%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.44%) Advertising
5 13 (2.80%) Back Office
6 12 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.15%) Games
9 5 (1.08%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.86%) Automotive
10 4 (0.86%) Publishing
10 4 (0.86%) Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Military
12 2 (0.43%) Retail
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 88 (18.92%) Developer
2 49 (10.54%) Analyst
3 47 (10.11%) Administrator
4 43 (9.25%) Software Engineer
5 38 (8.17%) IT Support
5 38 (8.17%) Consultant
6 34 (7.31%) Systems Administrator
6 34 (7.31%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.59%) C# Developer
8 22 (4.73%) Software Developer
8 22 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (4.52%) Service Analyst
9 21 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (4.30%) .NET Developer
10 20 (4.30%) Test Engineer
11 18 (3.87%) Graduate
11 18 (3.87%) Software Test Engineer
12 17 (3.66%) Support Technician
12 17 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (3.44%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (26.24%) .NET
2 65 (13.98%) HTML
3 50 (10.75%) ASP.NET
4 48 (10.32%) CSS
5 28 (6.02%) jQuery
6 27 (5.81%) Web Services
7 25 (5.38%) HTML5
8 21 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (4.30%) XML
10 17 (3.66%) CSS3
11 16 (3.44%) WCF
12 14 (3.01%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.72%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (1.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (1.51%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (1.29%) LAMP
16 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 5 (1.08%) Razor View Engine
16 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.40%) Computer Science
2 33 (7.10%) Mathematics
3 27 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.44%) Internet of Things
4 16 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.01%) User Experience
6 12 (2.58%) PKI
6 12 (2.58%) Cryptography
7 11 (2.37%) Open Source
7 11 (2.37%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.72%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.08%) GPGPU
11 5 (1.08%) Clustering
11 5 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.86%) Replication
12 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 210 (45.16%) Windows
2 70 (15.05%) Linux
3 37 (7.96%) Windows 7
4 36 (7.74%) UNIX
5 31 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.95%) Windows 8
6 23 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.01%) Windows XP
8 12 (2.58%) Android
9 9 (1.94%) CentOS
9 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.22%) Debian
14 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (12.04%) ITIL
3 49 (10.54%) Software Engineering
4 38 (8.17%) MVC
5 31 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 30 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 26 (5.59%) Software Testing
8 25 (5.38%) Project Management
9 24 (5.16%) Automated Testing
10 21 (4.52%) OO
11 20 (4.30%) CRM
12 19 (4.09%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.09%) Waterfall
13 18 (3.87%) Risk Management
14 16 (3.44%) Software Architecture
14 16 (3.44%) Test Automation
15 15 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (3.23%) UML
16 14 (3.01%) TDD
17 13 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 136 (29.25%) SQL
2 129 (27.74%) C#
3 51 (10.97%) JavaScript
4 49 (10.54%) Java
5 47 (10.11%) C++
6 43 (9.25%) Python
7 22 (4.73%) PowerShell
8 21 (4.52%) C
9 20 (4.30%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.09%) PHP
11 10 (2.15%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.94%) VB
12 9 (1.94%) Perl
13 5 (1.08%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.08%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.86%) VBA
14 4 (0.86%) Scala
15 3 (0.65%) X++
15 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (19.35%) Degree
2 60 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (4.30%) MCSE
3 20 (4.30%) MCITP
4 18 (3.87%) MCSA
5 13 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.58%) NCDA
6 12 (2.58%) ISEB
6 12 (2.58%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.15%) PMP
7 10 (2.15%) MCDST
8 9 (1.94%) NCIE
8 9 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.72%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.72%) MCP
10 7 (1.51%) RHCE
11 6 (1.29%) CCNA
11 6 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.39%) SLA
2 26 (5.59%) QA
3 7 (1.51%) ISO 9000
4 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.65%) GAMP
5 3 (0.65%) GCP
5 3 (0.65%) GMP
6 2 (0.43%) HL7
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.39%) Hyper-V
3 35 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.51%) vSphere
6 6 (1.29%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.29%) XenApp
7 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.08%) Firmware
8 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.22%) XenServer
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (10.32%) SCCM
2 26 (5.59%) SCOM
3 15 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 8 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.86%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.43%) Nagios
8 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.22%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.22%) WSUS
9 1 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 82 (17.63%) VMware
2 60 (12.90%) Citrix
3 36 (7.74%) Oracle
4 28 (6.02%) Cisco
5 25 (5.38%) NetApp
6 18 (3.87%) HP
7 14 (3.01%) Symantec
8 12 (2.58%) SAP
9 10 (2.15%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.94%) Dell
11 8 (1.72%) EMC
11 8 (1.72%) Apple
12 6 (1.29%) TOWER Software
13 5 (1.08%) F5
13 5 (1.08%) LogRhythm
13 5 (1.08%) MathWorks
13 5 (1.08%) IBM
14 4 (0.86%) Sitecore
15 3 (0.65%) 3PAR
15 3 (0.65%) Red Gate
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