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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 53 26 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.13% 13.61% 17.28%
As % of the Vendors category 48.62% 42.62% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 46 24 55
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £17,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
109 61 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 39.35% 31.94% 42.28%
Number of salaries quoted 82 58 128
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 72 (60.50%) MS Excel
3 70 (58.82%) SQL
4 58 (48.74%) XML
5 52 (43.70%) SQL Server
6 44 (36.97%) C#
7 41 (34.45%) HTML
8 40 (33.61%) Finance
9 39 (32.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (30.25%) .NET
11 33 (27.73%) Mobile App
12 32 (26.89%) Mobile Application Development
12 32 (26.89%) ASP.NET
13 31 (26.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (24.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 29 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (22.69%) CSS
16 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
17 24 (20.17%) MS Office
17 24 (20.17%) Web Services
18 23 (19.33%) Telecoms
19 22 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 21 (17.65%) XPath
20 21 (17.65%) ASP.NET 2.0
20 21 (17.65%) VMware
20 21 (17.65%) SMTP
20 21 (17.65%) FTP
20 21 (17.65%) XQuery
20 21 (17.65%) Relational Database
21 17 (14.29%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (11.76%) IIS
2 10 (8.40%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 72 (60.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (20.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.65%) SMTP
1 21 (17.65%) FTP
2 10 (8.40%) Firewall
3 8 (6.72%) DNS
3 8 (6.72%) SSL
3 8 (6.72%) LAN
4 7 (5.88%) DHCP
4 7 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.04%) Internet
6 5 (4.20%) Network Security
6 5 (4.20%) WAN
6 5 (4.20%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (2.52%) VPN
7 3 (2.52%) VoIP
8 2 (1.68%) SAN
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.68%) Wireless
8 2 (1.68%) MPLS
8 2 (1.68%) BGP
8 2 (1.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (43.70%) SQL Server
2 31 (26.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 11 (9.24%) SQLite
6 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.84%) MS Access
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Subversion
2 6 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.52%) NUnit
4 3 (2.52%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.52%) Selenium
5 2 (1.68%) WinDbg
5 2 (1.68%) GDB
6 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (33.61%) Finance
2 23 (19.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.24%) Military
4 2 (1.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Developer
2 26 (21.85%) .NET Developer
3 22 (18.49%) Software Developer
4 21 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
5 18 (15.13%) Analyst
6 16 (13.45%) Support Analyst
7 14 (11.76%) Support Engineer
8 13 (10.92%) Software Engineer
9 12 (10.08%) Applications Support
10 11 (9.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (9.24%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 11 (9.24%) Mobile Developer
11 10 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (7.56%) Applications Support Analyst
13 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 7 (5.88%) Lead Developer
15 6 (5.04%) Junior Developer
15 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 6 (5.04%) Junior
16 4 (3.36%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (48.74%) XML
2 41 (34.45%) HTML
3 36 (30.25%) .NET
4 32 (26.89%) ASP.NET
5 27 (22.69%) CSS
6 24 (20.17%) Web Services
7 21 (17.65%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 15 (12.61%) JSON
8 15 (12.61%) SOAP
8 15 (12.61%) REST
9 8 (6.72%) WCF
10 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.04%) jQuery
12 4 (3.36%) HTML5
13 3 (2.52%) CSS3
14 2 (1.68%) Ajax
14 2 (1.68%) COM
15 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
15 1 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 1 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.73%) Mobile App
2 17 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.08%) Smartphone
4 11 (9.24%) iPhone
4 11 (9.24%) PKI
5 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.68%) EPoS
6 2 (1.68%) Firmware
6 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.84%) PMI
7 1 (0.84%) Handset
7 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 39 (32.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.76%) Linux
5 13 (10.92%) Windows XP
5 13 (10.92%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.24%) Apple iOS
6 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.24%) Android
7 6 (5.04%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.52%) UNIX
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Mobile Application Development
2 14 (11.76%) Software Engineering
2 14 (11.76%) Unit Testing
2 14 (11.76%) Time Management
3 13 (10.92%) Configuration Management
4 12 (10.08%) OO
5 11 (9.24%) Information Security
5 11 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (9.24%) Android Development
5 11 (9.24%) iOS Development
6 7 (5.88%) ITIL
7 6 (5.04%) MVC
8 5 (4.20%) Workflow
8 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.20%) Computer Forensics
8 5 (4.20%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.20%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.36%) System Testing
9 4 (3.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (58.82%) SQL
2 44 (36.97%) C#
3 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.65%) XQuery
4 21 (17.65%) XPath
5 14 (11.76%) C++
6 13 (10.92%) C
7 12 (10.08%) T-SQL
8 11 (9.24%) Objective-C
9 10 (8.40%) Java
10 8 (6.72%) Python
11 5 (4.20%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.36%) VBScript
13 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.68%) VBA
15 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.84%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.72%) CCNA
4 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.20%) MCSE
4 5 (4.20%) CCIE
4 5 (4.20%) CCNP
5 4 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.52%) CEH
7 2 (1.68%) MCTS
7 2 (1.68%) Degree
8 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) MCITP
8 1 (0.84%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.84%) MCSA
8 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.20%) XenApp
4 3 (2.52%) vSphere
4 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (24.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) VMware
2 11 (9.24%) Cisco
2 11 (9.24%) Citrix
3 5 (4.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (2.52%) HP
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle
5 2 (1.68%) Aruba
5 2 (1.68%) Nokia
5 2 (1.68%) Apple
5 2 (1.68%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.68%) Juniper
5 2 (1.68%) Websense
5 2 (1.68%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.84%) ProCurve
6 1 (0.84%) Kaspersky
6 1 (0.84%) Vizioncore
6 1 (0.84%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.84%) Symantec
6 1 (0.84%) Remedy
6 1 (0.84%) Dell
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