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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 195 209 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.52% 11.75% 18.95%
As % of the Vendors category 35.01% 30.20% 45.26%
Number of salaries quoted 168 173 299
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £27,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
557 692 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.63% 38.92% 41.88%
Number of salaries quoted 442 529 600
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £28,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £54,850
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 169 (43.44%) SQL
2 162 (41.65%) SQL Server
2 162 (41.65%) Windows
3 141 (36.25%) MS Excel
4 137 (35.22%) C#
5 121 (31.11%) .NET
6 112 (28.79%) Degree
7 93 (23.91%) HTML
8 92 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (19.54%) Computer Science
10 75 (19.28%) Active Directory
11 73 (18.77%) JavaScript
12 71 (18.25%) ASP.NET
13 67 (17.22%) Software Engineering
14 61 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 59 (15.17%) C++
17 57 (14.65%) Java
17 57 (14.65%) MS Office
17 57 (14.65%) VMware
18 56 (14.40%) ITIL
19 55 (14.14%) jQuery
20 47 (12.08%) Project Management
20 47 (12.08%) Finance
20 47 (12.08%) CSS
21 45 (11.57%) Linux
22 44 (11.31%) SharePoint
23 41 (10.54%) OO
24 39 (10.03%) Management Information System
25 38 (9.77%) Objective-C

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 44 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.51%) MS Exchange
3 26 (6.68%) IIS
4 15 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.57%) Lync
6 10 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.80%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.03%) Node.js
11 4 (1.03%) ArcGIS
11 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.77%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
13 2 (0.51%) CMS
13 2 (0.51%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 141 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 57 (14.65%) MS Office
3 11 (2.83%) MS Project
4 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Tridion
1 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.86%) Office 365
3 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.54%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.26%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Heroku
6 1 (0.26%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.68%) Firewall
2 25 (6.43%) DNS
3 20 (5.14%) DHCP
4 18 (4.63%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.37%) WAN
6 12 (3.08%) LAN
7 11 (2.83%) SAN
7 11 (2.83%) VPN
8 8 (2.06%) Internet
9 7 (1.80%) MPLS
9 7 (1.80%) SSL
10 6 (1.54%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.54%) HTTP
10 6 (1.54%) VLAN
11 5 (1.29%) Wireless
11 5 (1.29%) LDAP
12 4 (1.03%) Network Security
12 4 (1.03%) NAS
13 3 (0.77%) FTP
13 3 (0.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (41.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
5 10 (2.57%) MySQL
6 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.06%) Big Data
8 7 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.54%) FileMaker
9 6 (1.54%) DB2
9 6 (1.54%) OLAP
9 6 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.03%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.51%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (7.71%) Visual Studio
1 30 (7.71%) NUnit
1 30 (7.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.08%) Selenium
2 12 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.57%) Moq
4 9 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 9 (2.31%) SpecFlow
4 9 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.80%) Xcode
5 7 (1.80%) JIRA
6 5 (1.29%) Subversion
6 5 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.77%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.51%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.51%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.51%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.51%) GCC
General
1 47 (12.08%) Finance
2 19 (4.88%) Back Office
3 14 (3.60%) Front Office
4 7 (1.80%) Publishing
5 6 (1.54%) Marketing
5 6 (1.54%) Electronics
6 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.29%) Banking
6 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.03%) Billing
7 4 (1.03%) Automotive
8 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (23.39%) Developer
2 55 (14.14%) Software Engineer
3 40 (10.28%) Analyst
4 33 (8.48%) Software Developer
5 29 (7.46%) Administrator
6 24 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (5.40%) Consultant
8 20 (5.14%) C# Developer
9 19 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.63%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.11%) Project Manager
11 16 (4.11%) IT Support
12 13 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.08%) Technical Support
14 11 (2.83%) Support Analyst
14 11 (2.83%) Applications Support
14 11 (2.83%) Service Manager
14 11 (2.83%) AWS Developer
15 10 (2.57%) .NET Developer
15 10 (2.57%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (31.11%) .NET
2 93 (23.91%) HTML
3 71 (18.25%) ASP.NET
4 55 (14.14%) jQuery
5 47 (12.08%) CSS
6 36 (9.25%) MFC
7 26 (6.68%) Web Services
7 26 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (5.40%) HTML5
9 20 (5.14%) WPF
10 13 (3.34%) XML
11 12 (3.08%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.83%) CSS3
12 11 (2.83%) PhoneGap
13 10 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (2.57%) SOAP
14 8 (2.06%) WCF
14 8 (2.06%) Entity Framework
15 7 (1.80%) LAMP
16 6 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (19.54%) Computer Science
2 61 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.03%) Management Information System
4 31 (7.97%) Pocket PC
4 31 (7.97%) Mathematics
5 24 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (5.40%) Statistics
6 21 (5.40%) Client/Server
7 19 (4.88%) Algorithms
8 12 (3.08%) User Experience
9 11 (2.83%) Blackberry
10 10 (2.57%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.80%) NHS
12 5 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.03%) FMCG
13 4 (1.03%) Replication
13 4 (1.03%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.77%) GIS
14 3 (0.77%) Physics
14 3 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 162 (41.65%) Windows
2 45 (11.57%) Linux
3 36 (9.25%) Android
4 34 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (8.48%) Apple iOS
6 28 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (4.63%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.83%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.83%) UNIX
9 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.03%) Debian
12 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.77%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.22%) Software Engineering
3 56 (14.40%) ITIL
4 47 (12.08%) Project Management
5 41 (10.54%) OO
6 37 (9.51%) Unit Testing
7 36 (9.25%) MVC
8 30 (7.71%) Mentoring
8 30 (7.71%) SDLC
9 28 (7.20%) CRM
10 27 (6.94%) User Stories
11 25 (6.43%) Financial Modelling
12 21 (5.40%) Line Management
13 19 (4.88%) Waterfall
14 17 (4.37%) Software Architecture
14 17 (4.37%) Risk Management
15 16 (4.11%) Time Management
15 16 (4.11%) Analytics
16 14 (3.60%) DevOps
16 14 (3.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 169 (43.44%) SQL
2 137 (35.22%) C#
3 73 (18.77%) JavaScript
4 59 (15.17%) C++
5 57 (14.65%) Java
6 38 (9.77%) Objective-C
7 25 (6.43%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 18 (4.63%) VB
10 13 (3.34%) Python
11 12 (3.08%) C
12 10 (2.57%) PHP
13 7 (1.80%) AppleScript
13 7 (1.80%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.03%) VBScript
15 4 (1.03%) Perl
15 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 112 (28.79%) Degree
2 60 (15.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (9.77%) MCP
4 15 (3.86%) MCSE
5 13 (3.34%) MCITP
6 12 (3.08%) MCSA
7 9 (2.31%) CCNA
7 9 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.54%) MCDST
8 6 (1.54%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.03%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.03%) ISEB
10 3 (0.77%) PMP
10 3 (0.77%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.68%) QA
2 21 (5.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.77%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) DO-160
System Software
1 75 (19.28%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.31%) vSphere
5 5 (1.29%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.03%) Firmware
7 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.51%) XenApp
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (5.66%) SCCM
2 13 (3.34%) SCOM
3 8 (2.06%) SCVMM
4 6 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
7 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 57 (14.65%) VMware
2 32 (8.23%) Citrix
3 21 (5.40%) TOWER Software
4 20 (5.14%) Oracle
5 17 (4.37%) HP
5 17 (4.37%) Cisco
6 12 (3.08%) Symantec
7 11 (2.83%) Sitecore
7 11 (2.83%) SAP
7 11 (2.83%) Xamarin
8 9 (2.31%) Rackspace
9 8 (2.06%) Google
10 7 (1.80%) Veeam
10 7 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.54%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.29%) Juniper
12 5 (1.29%) Imperva
12 5 (1.29%) WatchGuard
13 4 (1.03%) ESRI
13 4 (1.03%) Sencha
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