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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 232 218 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.93% 14.49% 11.81%
As % of the Vendors category 37.06% 37.78% 33.47%
Number of salaries quoted 196 190 230
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,223 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,075 £60,000 £47,550
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
626 577 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.89% 38.36% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 469 480 627
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,425 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (48.05%) Windows
2 140 (32.18%) C#
3 134 (30.80%) MS Excel
4 131 (30.11%) .NET
5 125 (28.74%) SQL
6 109 (25.06%) Active Directory
7 108 (24.83%) SQL Server
8 95 (21.84%) Degree
9 87 (20.00%) MS Office
10 80 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
11 75 (17.24%) Linux
11 75 (17.24%) VMware
12 67 (15.40%) MS Exchange
13 63 (14.48%) Citrix
14 60 (13.79%) Oracle
15 58 (13.33%) Computer Science
16 56 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 55 (12.64%) ITIL
18 54 (12.41%) SharePoint
18 54 (12.41%) Java
19 53 (12.18%) ASP.NET
20 45 (10.34%) Software Engineering
21 44 (10.11%) C++
22 42 (9.66%) T-SQL
23 41 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
25 39 (8.97%) Mathematics
25 39 (8.97%) SCCM
26 37 (8.51%) Hyper-V
27 35 (8.05%) NetApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 54 (12.41%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.75%) Apache
4 15 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 15 (3.45%) CloudStack
5 14 (3.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.99%) IIS
7 12 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.53%) Lync
8 11 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.46%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.23%) CMS
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 134 (30.80%) MS Excel
2 87 (20.00%) MS Office
3 8 (1.84%) MS Project
4 7 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.38%) Simulink
6 4 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.23%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) InDesign
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.46%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.52%) SaaS
1 24 (5.52%) Office 365
2 14 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.61%) IaaS
3 7 (1.61%) PaaS
4 6 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.15%) Force.com
5 5 (1.15%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.60%) LAN
2 19 (4.37%) WAN
2 19 (4.37%) DHCP
2 19 (4.37%) DNS
3 18 (4.14%) Internet
4 14 (3.22%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.76%) SAN
6 11 (2.53%) Firewall
7 9 (2.07%) VoIP
8 7 (1.61%) Intranet
9 5 (1.15%) LDAP
9 5 (1.15%) VPN
10 4 (0.92%) VLAN
11 2 (0.46%) Modbus
11 2 (0.46%) Wireless
11 2 (0.46%) TETRA
11 2 (0.46%) IPv4
12 1 (0.23%) DMZ
12 1 (0.23%) HTTP
12 1 (0.23%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (24.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (5.29%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.68%) MySQL
6 15 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.07%) Big Data
8 9 (2.07%) DB2
9 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.15%) MS Access
12 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.92%) DTS
13 4 (0.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (4.60%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.99%) Selenium
4 11 (2.53%) Moq
4 11 (2.53%) NUnit
5 6 (1.38%) QUnit
5 6 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (0.92%) JIRA
7 3 (0.69%) JUnit
7 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.69%) WinRunner
7 3 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.46%) Hudson
9 1 (0.23%) WiX
9 1 (0.23%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.23%) AQtime
9 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.23%) dotTrace
General
1 31 (7.13%) Finance
2 20 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 18 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.45%) Advertising
4 15 (3.45%) Electronics
5 13 (2.99%) Military
6 10 (2.30%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.61%) Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Publishing
9 4 (0.92%) Back Office
9 4 (0.92%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.92%) Marketing
10 3 (0.69%) French Language
10 3 (0.69%) German Language
10 3 (0.69%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.46%) Retail
11 2 (0.46%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (23.22%) Developer
2 56 (12.87%) Analyst
3 48 (11.03%) Administrator
4 40 (9.20%) Consultant
5 37 (8.51%) Software Engineer
6 36 (8.28%) Support Engineer
7 34 (7.82%) Systems Administrator
8 27 (6.21%) Senior Developer
9 24 (5.52%) .NET Developer
10 21 (4.83%) IT Support
11 20 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (4.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.37%) Linux Administrator
13 17 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (3.91%) Software Developer
13 17 (3.91%) Tester
13 17 (3.91%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.91%) Service Analyst
14 16 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (30.11%) .NET
2 53 (12.18%) ASP.NET
3 32 (7.36%) HTML
4 31 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (6.21%) Web Services
6 26 (5.98%) CSS
7 22 (5.06%) .NET Framework
8 19 (4.37%) jQuery
9 12 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (2.53%) HTML5
10 11 (2.53%) XML
11 10 (2.30%) WCF
11 10 (2.30%) WPF
12 8 (1.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (1.61%) CSS3
13 7 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (1.61%) ADO.NET
13 7 (1.61%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 6 (1.38%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 40 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (8.97%) Mathematics
4 31 (7.13%) PKI
5 20 (4.60%) Cryptography
6 15 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
6 15 (3.45%) Open Source
7 12 (2.76%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.53%) Chip and PIN
9 6 (1.38%) Replication
9 6 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.15%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (0.92%) Clustering
11 4 (0.92%) GPGPU
11 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.69%) User Experience
12 3 (0.69%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 209 (48.05%) Windows
2 75 (17.24%) Linux
3 34 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (7.13%) Windows 7
5 30 (6.90%) UNIX
6 27 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (3.68%) CentOS
9 12 (2.76%) Android
10 11 (2.53%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.84%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.61%) Windows Phone
12 7 (1.61%) Solaris
13 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.23%) AIX
14 1 (0.23%) HPUX
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (12.64%) ITIL
3 45 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 34 (7.82%) MVC
5 30 (6.90%) CRM
6 29 (6.67%) Migration
7 28 (6.44%) ERP
8 26 (5.98%) Software Testing
9 23 (5.29%) Information Security
9 23 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (5.06%) OO
10 22 (5.06%) Automated Testing
11 18 (4.14%) Project Management
12 17 (3.91%) Manual Testing
13 16 (3.68%) Mentoring
13 16 (3.68%) TDD
14 15 (3.45%) Data Analysis
14 15 (3.45%) Unit Testing
14 15 (3.45%) OOP
14 15 (3.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (32.18%) C#
2 125 (28.74%) SQL
3 54 (12.41%) Java
4 44 (10.11%) C++
5 42 (9.66%) T-SQL
6 34 (7.82%) Python
7 28 (6.44%) C
8 18 (4.14%) VB.NET
8 18 (4.14%) JavaScript
9 14 (3.22%) Perl
9 14 (3.22%) PHP
10 13 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.30%) VBA
11 10 (2.30%) VB
12 6 (1.38%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.92%) Scala
14 3 (0.69%) Delphi
15 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.46%) X++
16 1 (0.23%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 95 (21.84%) Degree
2 56 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.37%) NCDA
5 18 (4.14%) RHCE
6 16 (3.68%) MCSE
7 14 (3.22%) NCIE
7 14 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.99%) OCP
8 13 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (2.76%) MCITP
10 10 (2.30%) A+ Certification
11 9 (2.07%) MCSA
11 9 (2.07%) MCP
12 8 (1.84%) ISEB
13 6 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.38%) MCTS
14 5 (1.15%) SC Cleared
14 5 (1.15%) CCA
14 5 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.83%) SLA
2 15 (3.45%) ISO 9000
3 10 (2.30%) QA
4 6 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.69%) GAMP
5 3 (0.69%) GCP
5 3 (0.69%) GMP
5 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.46%) HL7
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (25.06%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.22%) VMware ESX
4 14 (3.22%) vSphere
5 13 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.07%) XenApp
9 8 (1.84%) Firmware
10 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.23%) XenServer
11 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 39 (8.97%) SCCM
2 18 (4.14%) SCOM
3 13 (2.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.69%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (17.24%) VMware
2 63 (14.48%) Citrix
3 60 (13.79%) Oracle
4 35 (8.05%) NetApp
5 24 (5.52%) Red Hat
6 22 (5.06%) SAP
7 21 (4.83%) HP
8 16 (3.68%) Cisco
9 14 (3.22%) EMC
10 13 (2.99%) Dell
11 11 (2.53%) Apple
11 11 (2.53%) Red Gate
12 8 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.84%) Symantec
13 7 (1.61%) IBM
14 6 (1.38%) Adobe
14 6 (1.38%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.38%) MathWorks
15 5 (1.15%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.15%) Cognos
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £40,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Awesome Prospects
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Career Progression!
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £26,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Home Base + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MathWorks
Salary: Quarterly Bonus, pension, private Healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago