The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 82 62 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.64% 17.61% 18.06%
As % of the Vendors category 53.59% 38.99% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 76 57 38
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £50,420
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Vendors Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
153 159 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 40.37% 45.17% 44.91%
Number of salaries quoted 124 128 93
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,400 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 102 (58.29%) Windows
2 101 (57.71%) Finance
3 78 (44.57%) SQL Server
3 78 (44.57%) SQL
4 64 (36.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (34.29%) MS Excel
6 58 (33.14%) .NET
7 55 (31.43%) Citrix
8 53 (30.29%) MS Office
9 51 (29.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (28.57%) Client/Server
11 43 (24.57%) MCSE
11 43 (24.57%) TCP/IP
12 41 (23.43%) Active Directory
12 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (22.86%) IIS
14 38 (21.71%) C#
14 38 (21.71%) XenApp
15 37 (21.14%) ITIL
15 37 (21.14%) VMware
16 35 (20.00%) VPN
17 34 (19.43%) Cisco
18 33 (18.86%) DHCP
18 33 (18.86%) DNS
18 33 (18.86%) T-SQL
19 30 (17.14%) MCSA
19 30 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
19 30 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (16.00%) Firewall
21 27 (15.43%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 40 (22.86%) IIS
2 23 (13.14%) MS Exchange
3 19 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (6.29%) Lync
6 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.71%) Apache
9 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 60 (34.29%) MS Excel
2 53 (30.29%) MS Office
3 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.57%) TCP/IP
2 35 (20.00%) VPN
3 33 (18.86%) DHCP
3 33 (18.86%) DNS
4 28 (16.00%) Firewall
5 14 (8.00%) LAN
5 14 (8.00%) WAN
5 14 (8.00%) SAN
6 10 (5.71%) Wireless
7 9 (5.14%) VLAN
8 8 (4.57%) NetScaler
9 7 (4.00%) Internet
9 7 (4.00%) MPLS
10 5 (2.86%) EIGRP
10 5 (2.86%) BGP
10 5 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.86%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.14%) Network Security
11 2 (1.14%) Broadband
11 2 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (44.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.29%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.14%) RDBMS
6 9 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.86%) MySQL
8 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (9.71%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (5.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (4.57%) MSI
5 8 (4.57%) InstallShield
5 8 (4.57%) ClearQuest
6 5 (2.86%) FxCop
6 5 (2.86%) StyleCop
7 2 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 101 (57.71%) Finance
2 5 (2.86%) Advertising
3 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (21.71%) Analyst
2 35 (20.00%) Developer
3 30 (17.14%) DBA
3 30 (17.14%) SQL DBA
4 24 (13.71%) Support Specialist
5 22 (12.57%) C# Developer
6 21 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (11.43%) Senior Developer
8 17 (9.71%) SQL Server DBA
9 16 (9.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (8.57%) Wintel Support
10 15 (8.57%) Wintel Specialist
11 14 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (8.00%) .NET Developer
11 14 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
12 13 (7.43%) Administrator
13 12 (6.86%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (6.86%) Senior .NET Developer
13 12 (6.86%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (5.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (33.14%) .NET
2 27 (15.43%) ASP.NET
3 25 (14.29%) CSS
4 23 (13.14%) COM
4 23 (13.14%) HTML
5 21 (12.00%) WCF
6 20 (11.43%) Software Packaging
6 20 (11.43%) jQuery
7 17 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (9.71%) XML
8 15 (8.57%) Web Services
9 12 (6.86%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (4.00%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.00%) CSS3
11 7 (4.00%) HTML5
12 5 (2.86%) XSL
13 4 (2.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 30 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (12.00%) N-Tier
4 10 (5.71%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.57%) Physics
5 8 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.57%) CMDB
5 8 (4.57%) Clustering
6 7 (4.00%) PDA
7 6 (3.43%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.14%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.57%) GIS
9 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (58.29%) Windows
2 51 (29.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (9.14%) Linux
5 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.43%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.43%) UNIX
7 5 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.57%) AIX
9 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.14%) ITIL
2 30 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (13.71%) MVC
4 23 (13.14%) Migration
4 23 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (12.57%) Data Protection
6 21 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
6 21 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 21 (12.00%) Data Modelling
7 14 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.86%) SOA
9 11 (6.29%) Load Balancing
9 11 (6.29%) OO
10 10 (5.71%) Wealth Management
10 10 (5.71%) Service Management
11 9 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.14%) Release Management
11 9 (5.14%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.14%) Coaching
11 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (44.57%) SQL
2 38 (21.71%) C#
3 33 (18.86%) T-SQL
4 26 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.71%) Java
6 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.29%) Python
8 3 (1.71%) VBScript
8 3 (1.71%) PHP
9 2 (1.14%) C
9 2 (1.14%) Perl
9 2 (1.14%) Delphi
10 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (36.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (24.57%) MCSE
3 30 (17.14%) MCSA
4 20 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (7.43%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (6.86%) CCA
7 10 (5.71%) MCSD
8 8 (4.57%) CCNA
8 8 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.00%) MCITP
9 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (4.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (3.43%) PhD
11 5 (2.86%) Degree
12 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.57%) MCTS
13 1 (0.57%) CCEA
13 1 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 41 (23.43%) Active Directory
2 38 (21.71%) XenApp
3 25 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (13.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 20 (11.43%) BitLocker
6 14 (8.00%) Hyper-V
7 12 (6.86%) XenDesktop
8 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (6.29%) vSphere
9 9 (5.14%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.71%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.57%) Postfix
11 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (12.57%) SCCM
2 15 (8.57%) Backup Exec
3 14 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (7.43%) SCOM
5 11 (6.29%) SCVMM
6 5 (2.86%) vMotion
7 3 (1.71%) WSUS
7 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.14%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (1.14%) Zenoss
8 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.57%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 55 (31.43%) Citrix
2 37 (21.14%) VMware
3 34 (19.43%) Cisco
4 26 (14.86%) Sophos
5 24 (13.71%) Remedy
6 14 (8.00%) Symantec
7 11 (6.29%) Veeam
8 10 (5.71%) Websense
9 5 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.86%) Juniper
9 5 (2.86%) Nokia
9 5 (2.86%) HP
9 5 (2.86%) Twitter
10 3 (1.71%) Apple
10 3 (1.71%) NetApp
11 2 (1.14%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.14%) Cognos
11 2 (1.14%) SAP
11 2 (1.14%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + On-call + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
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ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Vantage Resourcing
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago