The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham 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 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 63 37 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.28% 18.41% 23.14%
As % of the Vendors category 55.26% 48.05% 48.88%
Number of salaries quoted 57 35 85
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
114 77 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 38.51% 38.31% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 83 74 153
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 82 (63.57%) Windows
2 75 (58.14%) SQL
3 74 (57.36%) MS Excel
4 61 (47.29%) SQL Server
5 59 (45.74%) C#
6 55 (42.64%) XML
7 52 (40.31%) .NET
8 46 (35.66%) ASP.NET
9 43 (33.33%) HTML
10 42 (32.56%) Finance
11 37 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (24.81%) Mobile App
14 30 (23.26%) Mobile Application Development
15 29 (22.48%) CSS
15 29 (22.48%) Web Services
16 27 (20.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (18.60%) JavaScript
18 24 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 22 (17.05%) T-SQL
20 21 (16.28%) MS Office
21 19 (14.73%) Telecoms
21 19 (14.73%) SMTP
21 19 (14.73%) FTP
21 19 (14.73%) XQuery
21 19 (14.73%) XPath
21 19 (14.73%) ASP.NET 2.0
21 19 (14.73%) Relational Database
22 18 (13.95%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 14 (10.85%) IIS
2 11 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 74 (57.36%) MS Excel
2 21 (16.28%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) SMTP
1 19 (14.73%) FTP
2 9 (6.98%) DNS
3 8 (6.20%) Firewall
3 8 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.20%) LAN
4 7 (5.43%) DHCP
4 7 (5.43%) SSL
5 6 (4.65%) Internet
6 5 (3.88%) WAN
6 5 (3.88%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (3.10%) VPN
8 3 (2.33%) Network Security
9 2 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.55%) SAN
9 2 (1.55%) BGP
9 2 (1.55%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.55%) MPLS
10 1 (0.78%) VoIP
10 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (47.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (14.73%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.53%) SQLite
6 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.78%) MS Access
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.20%) Subversion
3 5 (3.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.33%) NUnit
4 3 (2.33%) Selenium
4 3 (2.33%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (32.56%) Finance
2 19 (14.73%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.20%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (41.09%) Developer
2 36 (27.91%) .NET Developer
3 21 (16.28%) Software Developer
4 19 (14.73%) .NET Software Developer
5 17 (13.18%) Analyst
6 15 (11.63%) Support Analyst
6 15 (11.63%) C# Developer
7 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (10.08%) Support Engineer
8 13 (10.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (10.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (9.30%) Software Engineer
10 11 (8.53%) Applications Support
10 11 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (8.53%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 11 (8.53%) Mobile Developer
11 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (6.20%) Applications Support Analyst
14 7 (5.43%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (42.64%) XML
2 52 (40.31%) .NET
3 46 (35.66%) ASP.NET
4 43 (33.33%) HTML
5 29 (22.48%) CSS
5 29 (22.48%) Web Services
6 19 (14.73%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 16 (12.40%) jQuery
8 15 (11.63%) SOAP
8 15 (11.63%) JSON
8 15 (11.63%) REST
9 12 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (9.30%) WCF
10 9 (6.98%) WPF
10 9 (6.98%) HTML5
11 7 (5.43%) CSS3
12 4 (3.10%) COM
13 2 (1.55%) Silverlight
13 2 (1.55%) Ajax
13 2 (1.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.81%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.40%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.30%) Smartphone
4 11 (8.53%) PKI
4 11 (8.53%) iPhone
5 9 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (6.20%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.33%) Firmware
7 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.78%) PMI
9 1 (0.78%) Handset
9 1 (0.78%) CCTV
9 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 82 (63.57%) Windows
2 37 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.08%) Linux
4 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.53%) Android
5 11 (8.53%) Apple iOS
5 11 (8.53%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.75%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (3.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.33%) UNIX
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.26%) Mobile Application Development
2 17 (13.18%) Unit Testing
3 16 (12.40%) OO
4 15 (11.63%) MVC
5 13 (10.08%) Configuration Management
5 13 (10.08%) Software Engineering
6 11 (8.53%) Time Management
6 11 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (8.53%) Android Development
6 11 (8.53%) iOS Development
7 8 (6.20%) Information Security
8 7 (5.43%) ITIL
8 7 (5.43%) Computer Forensics
8 7 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (5.43%) V-Model
9 6 (4.65%) Scrum
9 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.65%) SOA
10 5 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (58.14%) SQL
2 59 (45.74%) C#
3 24 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.05%) T-SQL
5 19 (14.73%) XQuery
5 19 (14.73%) XPath
6 13 (10.08%) C++
7 12 (9.30%) Java
8 11 (8.53%) C
8 11 (8.53%) Objective-C
9 7 (5.43%) Python
10 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.10%) VBScript
12 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.55%) VBA
13 2 (1.55%) XAML
14 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.43%) MCSE
4 6 (4.65%) CCNA
5 5 (3.88%) CCIE
5 5 (3.88%) CCNP
5 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.10%) CEH
6 4 (3.10%) MCTS
7 3 (2.33%) Degree
8 2 (1.55%) MCSA
8 2 (1.55%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.78%) MCITP
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.88%) XenApp
5 3 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (20.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) VMware
2 11 (8.53%) Citrix
3 8 (6.20%) Cisco
4 5 (3.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (2.33%) HP
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle
6 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.55%) Juniper
6 2 (1.55%) Nokia
6 2 (1.55%) Websense
7 1 (0.78%) Remedy
7 1 (0.78%) Apple
7 1 (0.78%) Symantec
7 1 (0.78%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.78%) Dell
7 1 (0.78%) IBM
7 1 (0.78%) Mitel
7 1 (0.78%) Telerik
7 1 (0.78%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.78%) Vizioncore
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
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