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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 253 283 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.81% 17.97% 14.21%
As % of the Vendors category 37.48% 42.37% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 213 259 256
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
675 668 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.84% 42.41% 39.12%
Number of salaries quoted 529 567 643
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,532 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 209 (42.14%) Windows
2 174 (35.08%) C#
3 167 (33.67%) .NET
4 160 (32.26%) SQL
5 155 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 149 (30.04%) SQL Server
7 119 (23.99%) Degree
8 117 (23.59%) Active Directory
9 100 (20.16%) MS Office
10 76 (15.32%) VMware
11 71 (14.31%) Linux
12 67 (13.51%) MS Exchange
12 67 (13.51%) Computer Science
13 66 (13.31%) SharePoint
14 65 (13.10%) Oracle
15 64 (12.90%) ASP.NET
15 64 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
16 63 (12.70%) Java
16 63 (12.70%) Citrix
17 55 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 55 (11.09%) ITIL
18 54 (10.89%) Software Engineering
19 51 (10.28%) C++
20 49 (9.88%) HTML
20 49 (9.88%) SCCM
21 48 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 48 (9.68%) T-SQL
22 43 (8.67%) CSS
22 43 (8.67%) Hyper-V
23 42 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 67 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 66 (13.31%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.64%) Apache
4 22 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (4.03%) IIS
6 18 (3.63%) Lync
7 17 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (2.22%) OpenStack
10 11 (2.22%) CloudStack
11 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.81%) Drupal
13 4 (0.81%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 155 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 100 (20.16%) MS Office
3 13 (2.62%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.41%) MS Project
4 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.01%) Simulink
6 3 (0.60%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.60%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (4.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.40%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.44%) SaaS
2 26 (5.24%) Office 365
3 17 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.02%) Google Apps
5 9 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.41%) PaaS
6 7 (1.41%) IaaS
7 5 (1.01%) Force.com
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.46%) DNS
2 31 (6.25%) DHCP
3 29 (5.85%) LAN
3 29 (5.85%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.23%) WAN
5 15 (3.02%) Internet
6 14 (2.82%) SAN
7 10 (2.02%) NAS
8 9 (1.81%) Firewall
9 8 (1.61%) VPN
10 7 (1.41%) VoIP
11 5 (1.01%) Intranet
11 5 (1.01%) LDAP
12 4 (0.81%) VLAN
13 2 (0.40%) Modbus
13 2 (0.40%) IPv4
14 1 (0.20%) SSL
14 1 (0.20%) SMTP
14 1 (0.20%) HTTP
14 1 (0.20%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (30.04%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 19 (3.83%) MySQL
5 18 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.02%) DB2
9 9 (1.81%) DTS
10 7 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.41%) MS Access
10 7 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.21%) Big Data
12 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 23 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.23%) Selenium
4 15 (3.02%) NUnit
5 10 (2.02%) Moq
6 8 (1.61%) JIRA
7 7 (1.41%) WinRunner
7 7 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.01%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (1.01%) QUnit
9 4 (0.81%) JUnit
10 3 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.40%) Hudson
11 2 (0.40%) GoogleTest
11 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 40 (8.06%) Finance
2 20 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.23%) Electronics
3 16 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.23%) Advertising
4 15 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (2.82%) Military
6 11 (2.22%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.81%) Marketing
8 8 (1.61%) Publishing
9 7 (1.41%) Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.81%) French Language
10 4 (0.81%) German Language
10 4 (0.81%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.81%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.81%) Back Office
11 3 (0.60%) Retail
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 143 (28.83%) Developer
2 65 (13.10%) Analyst
3 58 (11.69%) Administrator
4 46 (9.27%) Consultant
5 37 (7.46%) Software Engineer
5 37 (7.46%) .NET Developer
6 34 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 33 (6.65%) Senior Developer
8 31 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 31 (6.25%) Tester
9 27 (5.44%) Software Developer
10 25 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
10 25 (5.04%) C# Developer
11 23 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (3.83%) IT Support
12 19 (3.83%) Linux Administrator
13 18 (3.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.43%) QA Tester
15 16 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
16 15 (3.02%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (33.67%) .NET
2 64 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 49 (9.88%) HTML
4 43 (8.67%) CSS
5 34 (6.85%) Web Services
5 34 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (5.44%) .NET Framework
7 26 (5.24%) jQuery
8 15 (3.02%) WCF
8 15 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 14 (2.82%) HTML5
9 14 (2.82%) XML
10 11 (2.22%) ADO.NET
10 11 (2.22%) WPF
10 11 (2.22%) CSS3
11 8 (1.61%) Ajax
11 8 (1.61%) LINQ
11 8 (1.61%) XSLT
12 7 (1.41%) COM
12 7 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 41 (8.27%) Mathematics
3 29 (5.85%) PKI
4 19 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.02%) Firmware
6 14 (2.82%) Cryptography
6 14 (2.82%) Open Source
7 13 (2.62%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.42%) Chip and PIN
9 11 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (2.02%) Clustering
11 7 (1.41%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.41%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.21%) Physics
12 6 (1.21%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.21%) Replication
12 6 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.01%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 209 (42.14%) Windows
2 71 (14.31%) Linux
3 42 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.24%) Windows 7
6 25 (5.04%) UNIX
7 21 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (3.02%) CentOS
10 14 (2.82%) Android
11 10 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.41%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.21%) Solaris
14 5 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.81%) Debian
15 4 (0.81%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.60%) SUSE
16 3 (0.60%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (11.09%) ITIL
3 54 (10.89%) Software Engineering
4 42 (8.47%) MVC
5 38 (7.66%) Migration
6 36 (7.26%) CRM
7 33 (6.65%) ERP
8 31 (6.25%) Project Management
9 30 (6.05%) OO
10 24 (4.84%) Scrum
10 24 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (4.44%) TDD
11 22 (4.44%) Regression Testing
12 20 (4.03%) Time Management
13 19 (3.83%) Information Security
13 19 (3.83%) Software Testing
13 19 (3.83%) Manual Testing
14 18 (3.63%) OOP
15 17 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (3.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 174 (35.08%) C#
2 160 (32.26%) SQL
3 63 (12.70%) Java
4 51 (10.28%) C++
5 48 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 34 (6.85%) JavaScript
7 30 (6.05%) VB.NET
8 28 (5.65%) Python
9 26 (5.24%) C
10 23 (4.64%) PHP
11 20 (4.03%) VBA
12 16 (3.23%) VB
13 15 (3.02%) Perl
14 13 (2.62%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.41%) Delphi
16 5 (1.01%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.60%) Scala
18 2 (0.40%) VB6
18 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
19 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (23.99%) Degree
2 55 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.03%) RHCE
5 19 (3.83%) MCSE
6 18 (3.63%) MCITP
7 13 (2.62%) NCDA
7 13 (2.62%) OCP
7 13 (2.62%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (2.22%) MCSA
9 8 (1.61%) ISEB
9 8 (1.61%) NCIE
9 8 (1.61%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.41%) MCP
11 6 (1.21%) MCTS
11 6 (1.21%) CCNA
11 6 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.44%) QA
2 16 (3.23%) SLA
3 11 (2.22%) ISO 9000
4 9 (1.81%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 8 (1.61%) GAMP
5 8 (1.61%) GCP
5 8 (1.61%) GMP
6 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 117 (23.59%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.67%) Hyper-V
3 41 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 14 (2.82%) vSphere
5 13 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.41%) XenApp
8 5 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.81%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 49 (9.88%) SCCM
2 17 (3.43%) SCOM
3 13 (2.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (2.62%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.20%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 76 (15.32%) VMware
2 65 (13.10%) Oracle
3 63 (12.70%) Citrix
4 29 (5.85%) NetApp
5 25 (5.04%) SAP
6 24 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.44%) HP
8 18 (3.63%) Cisco
9 15 (3.02%) Red Gate
10 13 (2.62%) EMC
10 13 (2.62%) Adobe
11 12 (2.42%) Dell
11 12 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (2.22%) Apple
12 11 (2.22%) Google
13 9 (1.81%) Symantec
14 8 (1.61%) Zoho
15 5 (1.01%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.01%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.01%) CA
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