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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 219 312 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.12% 18.91% 15.36%
As % of the Vendors category 32.30% 44.44% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 179 294 264
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £30,000 £27,203
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
678 702 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.52% 42.55% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 528 600 634
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,750 £55,000
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 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 182 (39.57%) Windows
2 161 (35.00%) .NET
3 158 (34.35%) C#
4 149 (32.39%) SQL Server
5 147 (31.96%) SQL
6 143 (31.09%) MS Excel
7 110 (23.91%) Degree
8 101 (21.96%) Active Directory
9 92 (20.00%) MS Office
10 66 (14.35%) MS Exchange
10 66 (14.35%) VMware
11 64 (13.91%) ASP.NET
12 60 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (12.83%) Oracle
14 55 (11.96%) HTML
14 55 (11.96%) SharePoint
14 55 (11.96%) Computer Science
15 54 (11.74%) Java
16 52 (11.30%) CSS
17 51 (11.09%) Citrix
18 50 (10.87%) ITIL
18 50 (10.87%) Linux
18 50 (10.87%) Software Engineering
19 48 (10.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 48 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 44 (9.57%) T-SQL
21 43 (9.35%) SCCM
21 43 (9.35%) C++
21 43 (9.35%) MVC
22 41 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 66 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 55 (11.96%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (4.57%) IIS
5 20 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (4.13%) Apache
7 18 (3.91%) Lync
8 15 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.74%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.74%) CloudStack
12 7 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.30%) Drupal
13 6 (1.30%) ColdFusion
14 5 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 143 (31.09%) MS Excel
2 92 (20.00%) MS Office
3 15 (3.26%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.96%) MS Project
5 7 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.65%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.65%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.43%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) Simulink
9 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.43%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.65%) SaaS
2 22 (4.78%) Office 365
3 19 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.17%) Google Apps
6 9 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.52%) PaaS
7 7 (1.52%) IaaS
8 5 (1.09%) Force.com
9 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.61%) LAN
2 34 (7.39%) DNS
3 30 (6.52%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.09%) DHCP
5 18 (3.91%) Internet
6 16 (3.48%) SAN
6 16 (3.48%) WAN
7 12 (2.61%) NAS
8 10 (2.17%) Firewall
9 8 (1.74%) VPN
10 5 (1.09%) LDAP
10 5 (1.09%) VoIP
10 5 (1.09%) Wireless
11 4 (0.87%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.65%) SMTP
12 3 (0.65%) IPsec
13 2 (0.43%) VLAN
13 2 (0.43%) ADSL
13 2 (0.43%) Broadband
13 2 (0.43%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.48%) MySQL
6 15 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.39%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.17%) DTS
9 10 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.74%) DB2
11 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.09%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.87%) MS Access
14 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (7.39%) Visual Studio
2 23 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.39%) NUnit
3 11 (2.39%) Selenium
4 9 (1.96%) Moq
4 9 (1.96%) JIRA
5 7 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.52%) WinRunner
6 4 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (0.87%) QUnit
7 3 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.43%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.22%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.22%) dotTrace
9 1 (0.22%) AQtime
9 1 (0.22%) GCC
9 1 (0.22%) WiX
9 1 (0.22%) Hudson
General
1 36 (7.83%) Finance
2 18 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.04%) Electronics
5 13 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (2.83%) Advertising
6 12 (2.61%) Marketing
7 11 (2.39%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.39%) Military
8 9 (1.96%) Publishing
9 7 (1.52%) German Language
10 6 (1.30%) French Language
10 6 (1.30%) Banking
11 5 (1.09%) Automotive
12 4 (0.87%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.87%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.87%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.65%) Legal
14 2 (0.43%) Retail
14 2 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 150 (32.61%) Developer
2 59 (12.83%) Analyst
3 46 (10.00%) Administrator
4 44 (9.57%) Consultant
4 44 (9.57%) .NET Developer
5 38 (8.26%) Software Engineer
6 31 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 30 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 27 (5.87%) Software Developer
8 27 (5.87%) Tester
9 26 (5.65%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
11 22 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (4.13%) IT Support
14 16 (3.48%) DBA
15 15 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
16 14 (3.04%) Programmer
16 14 (3.04%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (35.00%) .NET
2 64 (13.91%) ASP.NET
3 55 (11.96%) HTML
4 52 (11.30%) CSS
5 36 (7.83%) Web Services
6 32 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (6.30%) jQuery
8 28 (6.09%) .NET Framework
9 19 (4.13%) XML
10 18 (3.91%) HTML5
11 17 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 16 (3.48%) CSS3
13 14 (3.04%) WCF
13 14 (3.04%) ADO.NET
14 12 (2.61%) Ajax
14 12 (2.61%) XSLT
15 8 (1.74%) WPF
15 8 (1.74%) COM
15 8 (1.74%) SOAP
16 7 (1.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.96%) Computer Science
2 37 (8.04%) Mathematics
3 24 (5.22%) PKI
4 23 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.91%) Open Source
6 15 (3.26%) Firmware
7 14 (3.04%) Blackberry
8 13 (2.83%) Clustering
9 11 (2.39%) Chip and PIN
10 10 (2.17%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.74%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.52%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.52%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.30%) Physics
13 6 (1.30%) Replication
14 5 (1.09%) EqualLogic
14 5 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 182 (39.57%) Windows
2 50 (10.87%) Linux
3 41 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (5.43%) Windows 7
6 21 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.13%) UNIX
8 15 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.04%) Android
10 10 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.96%) CentOS
12 7 (1.52%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.30%) Solaris
14 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.65%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.65%) SUSE
15 3 (0.65%) Debian
15 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (10.87%) ITIL
2 50 (10.87%) Software Engineering
3 43 (9.35%) MVC
4 37 (8.04%) OO
5 34 (7.39%) CRM
5 34 (7.39%) Migration
6 29 (6.30%) ERP
7 28 (6.09%) Project Management
8 27 (5.87%) Scrum
9 20 (4.35%) TDD
10 19 (4.13%) Time Management
11 18 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (3.70%) Validation
13 16 (3.48%) Information Security
14 15 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
14 15 (3.26%) OOP
14 15 (3.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (34.35%) C#
2 147 (31.96%) SQL
3 54 (11.74%) Java
4 44 (9.57%) T-SQL
5 43 (9.35%) C++
6 37 (8.04%) JavaScript
7 31 (6.74%) VB.NET
8 26 (5.65%) PHP
9 23 (5.00%) VB
10 21 (4.57%) C
11 19 (4.13%) VBA
12 16 (3.48%) Python
12 16 (3.48%) Perl
13 9 (1.96%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.52%) Delphi
15 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.87%) VB6
16 4 (0.87%) Tcl
17 1 (0.22%) VBScript
17 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 110 (23.91%) Degree
2 48 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (4.78%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.91%) MCSE
5 15 (3.26%) MCITP
6 14 (3.04%) RHCE
7 11 (2.39%) OCP
7 11 (2.39%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (2.17%) CCNA
8 10 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.17%) NCDA
9 8 (1.74%) MCSA
10 7 (1.52%) NCIE
10 7 (1.52%) ISEB
10 7 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.09%) CISSP
11 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.87%) MCTS
12 4 (0.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.87%) QA
2 14 (3.04%) SLA
3 11 (2.39%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.74%) ISO 9000
5 7 (1.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 7 (1.52%) GAMP
5 7 (1.52%) GCP
5 7 (1.52%) GMP
6 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 101 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.04%) vSphere
5 11 (2.39%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (2.17%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.30%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.09%) XenApp
9 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 43 (9.35%) SCCM
2 11 (2.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (2.39%) SCOM
2 11 (2.39%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.87%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.43%) WSUS
5 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.43%) Puppet
5 2 (0.43%) Opsview
5 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (14.35%) VMware
2 59 (12.83%) Oracle
3 51 (11.09%) Citrix
4 24 (5.22%) NetApp
5 22 (4.78%) SAP
6 19 (4.13%) Cisco
7 18 (3.91%) HP
7 18 (3.91%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.48%) Red Gate
9 15 (3.26%) Adobe
10 13 (2.83%) EMC
11 12 (2.61%) Google
11 12 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (2.61%) Symantec
12 10 (2.17%) Apple
13 9 (1.96%) Dell
14 8 (1.74%) Zoho
15 5 (1.09%) CA
16 4 (0.87%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.87%) IBM
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