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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 190 218 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.00% 12.73% 15.21%
As % of the Vendors category 35.45% 32.01% 36.62%
Number of salaries quoted 161 184 263
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,650 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
536 681 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.69% 39.78% 41.54%
Number of salaries quoted 408 554 687
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 183 (43.68%) Windows
2 163 (38.90%) SQL Server
3 142 (33.89%) C#
4 138 (32.94%) SQL
4 138 (32.94%) MS Excel
5 125 (29.83%) .NET
6 103 (24.58%) Active Directory
7 102 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (22.67%) Degree
9 94 (22.43%) HTML
10 69 (16.47%) VMware
11 64 (15.27%) JavaScript
11 64 (15.27%) CSS
12 62 (14.80%) MS Exchange
13 60 (14.32%) C++
14 58 (13.84%) Computer Science
15 57 (13.60%) Software Engineering
15 57 (13.60%) ASP.NET
15 57 (13.60%) SharePoint
16 48 (11.46%) Linux
16 48 (11.46%) MS Office
16 48 (11.46%) Visual Studio
16 48 (11.46%) Java
17 45 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (10.50%) ITIL
18 44 (10.50%) MVC
19 43 (10.26%) SCCM
20 42 (10.02%) jQuery
20 42 (10.02%) Unit Testing
21 40 (9.55%) Mathematics

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 62 (14.80%) MS Exchange
2 57 (13.60%) SharePoint
3 24 (5.73%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (5.49%) IIS
5 15 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.67%) Lync
9 6 (1.43%) CloudStack
10 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.72%) Drupal
11 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.48%) CMS
12 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.48%) Apache
12 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 138 (32.94%) MS Excel
2 48 (11.46%) MS Office
3 14 (3.34%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.24%) Simulink
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.72%) Tridion
5 2 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.21%) Office 365
2 12 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.95%) SaaS
5 3 (0.72%) PaaS
5 3 (0.72%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.92%) Firewall
2 27 (6.44%) DNS
3 25 (5.97%) Internet
4 24 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.73%) WAN
5 20 (4.77%) DHCP
5 20 (4.77%) LAN
6 12 (2.86%) HTTP
7 11 (2.63%) SSL
7 11 (2.63%) Network Security
8 10 (2.39%) VPN
9 8 (1.91%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.67%) SAN
10 7 (1.67%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.67%) MPLS
11 6 (1.43%) VLAN
12 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.19%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.95%) LDAP
14 3 (0.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (38.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 26 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.39%) MySQL
5 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.91%) DB2
7 6 (1.43%) Big Data
8 5 (1.19%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.72%) QlikView
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.48%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (11.46%) Visual Studio
2 30 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (5.73%) NUnit
4 18 (4.30%) Selenium
5 13 (3.10%) Moq
6 12 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
7 11 (2.63%) JIRA
8 10 (2.39%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.72%) QUnit
9 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.48%) Subversion
10 2 (0.48%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.48%) Xcode
10 2 (0.48%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.48%) GCC
10 2 (0.48%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.24%) AQtime
11 1 (0.24%) dotTrace
General
1 40 (9.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.77%) Electronics
3 15 (3.58%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.63%) Advertising
4 11 (2.63%) Back Office
5 10 (2.39%) Games
6 6 (1.43%) Automotive
6 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.19%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (25.30%) Developer
2 48 (11.46%) Software Engineer
3 39 (9.31%) Analyst
4 35 (8.35%) C# Developer
5 32 (7.64%) Administrator
5 32 (7.64%) Software Developer
6 31 (7.40%) IT Support
7 30 (7.16%) Consultant
8 23 (5.49%) Support Engineer
9 21 (5.01%) .NET Developer
10 19 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.30%) Senior Developer
11 18 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (4.06%) Graduate
13 16 (3.82%) Project Manager
13 16 (3.82%) Test Engineer
14 15 (3.58%) Software Test Engineer
14 15 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.34%) Service Analyst
15 14 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (29.83%) .NET
2 94 (22.43%) HTML
3 64 (15.27%) CSS
4 57 (13.60%) ASP.NET
5 42 (10.02%) jQuery
6 32 (7.64%) HTML5
7 25 (5.97%) Web Services
8 24 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (4.77%) CSS3
10 18 (4.30%) XML
11 15 (3.58%) MFC
12 13 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (2.86%) WCF
13 12 (2.86%) .NET Framework
14 10 (2.39%) WPF
15 8 (1.91%) Ajax
15 8 (1.91%) Entity Framework
15 8 (1.91%) LAMP
16 6 (1.43%) AngularJS
16 6 (1.43%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.84%) Computer Science
2 40 (9.55%) Mathematics
3 33 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.77%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.82%) Internet of Things
5 16 (3.82%) User Experience
6 13 (3.10%) Statistics
7 12 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.39%) Open Source
8 10 (2.39%) Pocket PC
8 10 (2.39%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.91%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.67%) PKI
10 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.19%) GPGPU
11 5 (1.19%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 183 (43.68%) Windows
2 48 (11.46%) Linux
3 38 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (8.11%) UNIX
5 29 (6.92%) Windows 7
6 27 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 22 (5.25%) Android
9 15 (3.58%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.91%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.48%) CentOS
14 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (13.60%) Software Engineering
3 44 (10.50%) ITIL
3 44 (10.50%) MVC
4 42 (10.02%) Unit Testing
5 33 (7.88%) OO
6 28 (6.68%) Waterfall
7 27 (6.44%) Project Management
8 25 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 24 (5.73%) Risk Management
10 22 (5.25%) Software Architecture
11 21 (5.01%) Financial Modelling
12 20 (4.77%) User Stories
13 19 (4.53%) Mentoring
14 18 (4.30%) CRM
15 17 (4.06%) Test Automation
16 15 (3.58%) Line Management
16 15 (3.58%) UML
16 15 (3.58%) Automated Testing
17 13 (3.10%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (33.89%) C#
2 138 (32.94%) SQL
3 64 (15.27%) JavaScript
4 60 (14.32%) C++
5 48 (11.46%) Java
6 31 (7.40%) Python
7 25 (5.97%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.77%) C
9 15 (3.58%) PHP
10 14 (3.34%) VB
11 12 (2.86%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.39%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.43%) Perl
15 5 (1.19%) Assembly Language
15 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.48%) VBScript
17 2 (0.48%) AppleScript
17 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (22.67%) Degree
2 45 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.06%) MCITP
4 14 (3.34%) MCSE
5 13 (3.10%) MCSA
5 13 (3.10%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.86%) MCDST
6 12 (2.86%) MCP
7 11 (2.63%) PMP
8 9 (2.15%) ISEB
8 9 (2.15%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.91%) CCNA
9 8 (1.91%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.95%) MCTS
10 4 (0.95%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.48%) APMP
12 1 (0.24%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.64%) QA
2 31 (7.40%) SLA
3 7 (1.67%) ISO 9000
4 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (24.58%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.16%) Hyper-V
3 29 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.43%) vSphere
4 6 (1.43%) Firmware
5 5 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.95%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.72%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.48%) NFS
8 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.48%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (10.26%) SCCM
2 22 (5.25%) SCOM
3 17 (4.06%) SCVMM
4 6 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.95%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
8 1 (0.24%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 69 (16.47%) VMware
2 40 (9.55%) Citrix
3 27 (6.44%) Cisco
4 20 (4.77%) Oracle
5 17 (4.06%) HP
5 17 (4.06%) TOWER Software
6 13 (3.10%) Symantec
7 12 (2.86%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.91%) Dell
9 6 (1.43%) EMC
9 6 (1.43%) SAP
9 6 (1.43%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.19%) F5
10 5 (1.19%) Juniper
10 5 (1.19%) NetApp
10 5 (1.19%) Apple
10 5 (1.19%) Imperva
10 5 (1.19%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.19%) WatchGuard
11 4 (0.95%) IBM
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