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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 83 51 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 20.54% 15.79% 18.02%
As % of the Vendors category 43.92% 39.84% 44.94%
Number of salaries quoted 74 45 39
Average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,850 £50,000 £45,620
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
189 128 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 46.78% 39.63% 40.09%
Number of salaries quoted 143 113 87
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +8.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,600 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 117 (61.26%) Windows
2 106 (55.50%) Finance
3 78 (40.84%) SQL Server
3 78 (40.84%) SQL
4 67 (35.08%) .NET
5 66 (34.55%) Citrix
6 64 (33.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 59 (30.89%) MS Office
7 59 (30.89%) MS Excel
8 57 (29.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (28.27%) Active Directory
10 52 (27.23%) Client/Server
11 51 (26.70%) ITIL
12 49 (25.65%) C#
13 48 (25.13%) XenApp
14 44 (23.04%) MCSE
15 43 (22.51%) TCP/IP
16 39 (20.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 39 (20.42%) VMware
17 38 (19.90%) VPN
18 36 (18.85%) DNS
18 36 (18.85%) DHCP
18 36 (18.85%) IIS
19 35 (18.32%) T-SQL
20 34 (17.80%) Cisco
21 33 (17.28%) JavaScript
22 32 (16.75%) CSS
23 31 (16.23%) ASP.NET
23 31 (16.23%) MCSA
24 30 (15.71%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 36 (18.85%) IIS
2 26 (13.61%) MS Exchange
3 19 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.81%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.28%) Lync
6 11 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.52%) Apache
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 59 (30.89%) MS Office
1 59 (30.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.66%) MS Project
3 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (3.66%) Changepoint
2 3 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.51%) TCP/IP
2 38 (19.90%) VPN
3 36 (18.85%) DNS
3 36 (18.85%) DHCP
4 24 (12.57%) Firewall
5 15 (7.85%) SAN
6 14 (7.33%) LAN
6 14 (7.33%) WAN
7 11 (5.76%) Wireless
8 9 (4.71%) VLAN
9 8 (4.19%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.62%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.62%) Internet
10 5 (2.62%) MPLS
11 3 (1.57%) BGP
11 3 (1.57%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.57%) NAS
12 2 (1.05%) Network Security
12 2 (1.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (40.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (5.76%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.71%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.62%) MySQL
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (9.42%) Visual Studio
2 16 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (4.19%) ClearQuest
4 8 (4.19%) MSI
4 8 (4.19%) InstallShield
4 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (3.66%) FxCop
5 7 (3.66%) StyleCop
6 2 (1.05%) Subversion
6 2 (1.05%) Hudson
7 1 (0.52%) GDB
7 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.52%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 106 (55.50%) Finance
2 5 (2.62%) Advertising
3 3 (1.57%) Military
4 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (23.56%) Analyst
2 39 (20.42%) Developer
3 28 (14.66%) DBA
3 28 (14.66%) SQL DBA
4 24 (12.57%) C# Developer
5 22 (11.52%) Senior Developer
5 22 (11.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (10.47%) Support Specialist
7 18 (9.42%) .NET Developer
7 18 (9.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (8.38%) Support Analyst
9 15 (7.85%) Senior C# Developer
10 14 (7.33%) SQL Server DBA
10 14 (7.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (7.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (7.33%) Wintel Support
10 14 (7.33%) Wintel Specialist
11 13 (6.81%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (6.81%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (35.08%) .NET
2 32 (16.75%) CSS
3 31 (16.23%) ASP.NET
4 30 (15.71%) HTML
5 27 (14.14%) XML
6 24 (12.57%) WCF
7 22 (11.52%) jQuery
7 22 (11.52%) Software Packaging
8 21 (10.99%) COM
9 20 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (8.90%) Web Services
11 13 (6.81%) .NET Framework
11 13 (6.81%) AngularJS
11 13 (6.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (3.66%) XSL
14 6 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (3.14%) HTML5
14 6 (3.14%) CSS3
15 3 (1.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.23%) Client/Server
2 28 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.47%) N-Tier
3 20 (10.47%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (4.19%) CMDB
4 8 (4.19%) Clustering
5 7 (3.66%) PDA
5 7 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.14%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.14%) Physics
6 6 (3.14%) Chemistry
7 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) PKI
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.52%) GIS
9 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 117 (61.26%) Windows
2 57 (29.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (20.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.85%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.81%) Linux
7 4 (2.09%) UNIX
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.52%) AIX
9 1 (0.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.70%) ITIL
2 28 (14.66%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (14.14%) Capacity Planning
4 26 (13.61%) MVC
5 23 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (12.04%) Data Protection
6 22 (11.52%) Migration
7 20 (10.47%) Data Modelling
7 20 (10.47%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (7.85%) Configuration Management
8 15 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (6.81%) Change Management
10 12 (6.28%) SOA
10 12 (6.28%) OO
10 12 (6.28%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.76%) Coaching
11 11 (5.76%) Load Balancing
12 10 (5.24%) Service Management
13 9 (4.71%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.71%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (40.84%) SQL
2 49 (25.65%) C#
3 35 (18.32%) T-SQL
4 33 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.99%) Java
6 7 (3.66%) Python
6 7 (3.66%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.09%) C++
8 3 (1.57%) C
8 3 (1.57%) Perl
9 2 (1.05%) PHP
9 2 (1.05%) Delphi
9 2 (1.05%) VBScript
10 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (33.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (23.04%) MCSE
3 31 (16.23%) MCSA
4 17 (8.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (6.28%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (5.76%) CCA
6 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.24%) MCSD
8 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.14%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.14%) PhD
9 6 (3.14%) CCNA
9 6 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.14%) MCITP
10 4 (2.09%) Degree
11 2 (1.05%) MCTS
11 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.05%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.52%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.28%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 54 (28.27%) Active Directory
2 48 (25.13%) XenApp
3 27 (14.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 27 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (9.95%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.76%) XenDesktop
6 10 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (4.71%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.71%) vSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (13.61%) SCCM
2 15 (7.85%) SCOM
3 13 (6.81%) Backup Exec
4 12 (6.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (6.28%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.62%) vMotion
6 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.05%) WSUS
7 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 66 (34.55%) Citrix
2 39 (20.42%) VMware
3 34 (17.80%) Cisco
4 27 (14.14%) Remedy
5 26 (13.61%) Sophos
6 14 (7.33%) Symantec
7 11 (5.76%) Websense
8 10 (5.24%) Veeam
9 7 (3.66%) Twitter
9 7 (3.66%) HP
10 4 (2.09%) Juniper
11 3 (1.57%) Dell
11 3 (1.57%) Oracle
11 3 (1.57%) Nokia
11 3 (1.57%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.05%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.05%) SAP
12 2 (1.05%) IBM
12 2 (1.05%) NetApp
12 2 (1.05%) 3PAR
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