The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1736 1759 1581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 15.61% 14.46% 13.19%
As % of the Vendors category 33.22% 31.60% 28.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 1543 1451
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
London

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

Vendors Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5226 5566 5515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 47.00% 45.75% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4444 4812 5017
Average salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.95% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the City of London

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 1462 (39.99%) Windows
2 1383 (37.83%) MS Excel
3 1338 (36.60%) Finance
4 1261 (34.49%) SQL Server
5 1074 (29.38%) SQL
6 925 (25.30%) .NET
7 914 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 747 (20.43%) C#
9 709 (19.39%) VMware
10 698 (19.09%) MS Office
11 596 (16.30%) MS Exchange
12 586 (16.03%) Citrix
13 566 (15.48%) ITIL
14 565 (15.45%) Degree
15 561 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 557 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
17 553 (15.13%) SharePoint
18 478 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
19 471 (12.88%) ASP.NET
20 452 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 427 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 424 (11.60%) Windows 7
23 421 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
24 419 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
25 395 (10.80%) Cisco
26 390 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 386 (10.56%) SQL Server 2008
28 384 (10.50%) JavaScript
29 382 (10.45%) Banking
30 344 (9.41%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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
1 596 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 553 (15.13%) SharePoint
3 269 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 209 (5.72%) IIS
5 154 (4.21%) Lync
6 132 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 124 (3.39%) CMS
8 112 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 108 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 87 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 81 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 74 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
13 62 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
14 53 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
15 50 (1.37%) IBM Notes
16 44 (1.20%) SAS
17 40 (1.09%) Tomcat
18 39 (1.07%) Umbraco
19 31 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
20 30 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1383 (37.83%) MS Excel
2 698 (19.09%) MS Office
3 156 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 130 (3.56%) MS Visio
5 85 (2.32%) MS Project
6 27 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 24 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.52%) PowerPivot
9 16 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
10 14 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.19%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.14%) InDesign
13 3 (0.082%) SPSS
13 3 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.055%) FastStats
14 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.027%) Vensim
15 1 (0.027%) Mingle
15 1 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 201 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 20 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.30%) SAP Business One
7 10 (0.27%) Magento
7 10 (0.27%) WebTrends
7 10 (0.27%) Eikon
8 8 (0.22%) SAP CRM
8 8 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
9 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 6 (0.16%) Advent Moxy
10 6 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 6 (0.16%) Agresso
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (0.11%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 125 (3.42%) Office 365
2 102 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.37%) SaaS
4 27 (0.74%) PaaS
5 26 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (0.49%) IaaS
8 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (0.082%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.027%) Heroku
10 1 (0.027%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.027%) Joyent
10 1 (0.027%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 302 (8.26%) DNS
2 271 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 245 (6.70%) SAN
4 235 (6.43%) DHCP
5 231 (6.32%) LAN
6 196 (5.36%) Firewall
7 188 (5.14%) WAN
8 132 (3.61%) VPN
9 116 (3.17%) Internet
10 109 (2.98%) VoIP
10 109 (2.98%) Intranet
11 67 (1.83%) NetScaler
12 63 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
13 58 (1.59%) IP Telephony
14 56 (1.53%) Unified Communications
15 52 (1.42%) NAS
16 45 (1.23%) Wireless
17 32 (0.88%) VLAN
18 31 (0.85%) Network Security
19 28 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1261 (34.49%) SQL Server
2 427 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 390 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 386 (10.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 296 (8.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 293 (8.01%) Data Warehouse
7 177 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 126 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 112 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 93 (2.54%) OLAP
11 81 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 71 (1.94%) MySQL
13 55 (1.50%) Oracle Database
14 53 (1.45%) Big Data
15 47 (1.29%) RDBMS
16 38 (1.04%) DB2
16 38 (1.04%) MS Access
17 33 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
18 29 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
19 27 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 240 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 134 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (2.57%) Subversion
4 41 (1.12%) JIRA
5 38 (1.04%) NUnit
6 31 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 29 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 29 (0.79%) ERwin
8 28 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 27 (0.74%) Selenium
10 26 (0.71%) MSI
10 26 (0.71%) SpecFlow
11 25 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 20 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
14 14 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 13 (0.36%) WebDriver
15 13 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
16 12 (0.33%) MSTest
General
1 1338 (36.60%) Finance
2 382 (10.45%) Banking
3 271 (7.41%) Advertising
4 180 (4.92%) Marketing
5 137 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 115 (3.15%) Law
7 107 (2.93%) Legal
8 100 (2.74%) Retail
9 96 (2.63%) Investment Banking
10 66 (1.81%) Front Office
11 61 (1.67%) Back Office
12 53 (1.45%) Financial Institution
13 36 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 25 (0.68%) Games
15 20 (0.55%) Publishing
16 15 (0.41%) Electronics
17 14 (0.38%) French Language
17 14 (0.38%) German Language
18 13 (0.36%) Billing
19 9 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 816 (22.32%) Developer
2 729 (19.94%) Analyst
3 252 (6.89%) Consultant
4 232 (6.35%) Architect
5 230 (6.29%) Support Analyst
6 216 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 203 (5.55%) .NET Developer
8 168 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 145 (3.97%) Administrator
10 126 (3.45%) Business Analyst
11 124 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 120 (3.28%) Service Analyst
13 119 (3.25%) C# Developer
14 106 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
14 106 (2.90%) Applications Support
15 100 (2.74%) IT Support
16 99 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
16 99 (2.71%) Team Leader
17 91 (2.49%) Project Manager
18 89 (2.43%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 925 (25.30%) .NET
2 471 (12.88%) ASP.NET
3 333 (9.11%) HTML
4 277 (7.58%) CSS
5 238 (6.51%) jQuery
6 231 (6.32%) Web Services
6 231 (6.32%) XML
7 192 (5.25%) .NET Framework
8 183 (5.01%) WCF
9 173 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 133 (3.64%) HTML5
11 115 (3.15%) Ajax
12 90 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 81 (2.22%) WPF
14 75 (2.05%) MDX
15 65 (1.78%) Silverlight
16 60 (1.64%) SOAP
16 60 (1.64%) COM
17 56 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 53 (1.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 421 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (6.48%) Blackberry
3 213 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 165 (4.51%) Clustering
5 103 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 67 (1.83%) User Experience
7 65 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 55 (1.50%) Replication
9 55 (1.50%) Social Media
10 52 (1.42%) Derivative
11 50 (1.37%) iPhone
12 48 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 48 (1.31%) Visualisation
13 46 (1.26%) Mathematics
14 44 (1.20%) Statistics
14 44 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 40 (1.09%) Data Integration
16 37 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
17 35 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1462 (39.99%) Windows
2 478 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 424 (11.60%) Windows 7
4 326 (8.92%) Linux
5 274 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 223 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 158 (4.32%) UNIX
8 155 (4.24%) Windows XP
9 115 (3.15%) Windows 8
10 93 (2.54%) Android
11 70 (1.91%) Solaris
12 67 (1.83%) AIX
13 64 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 60 (1.64%) Apple iOS
15 38 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 26 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
17 25 (0.68%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.41%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.30%) Mac OS
20 10 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (15.48%) ITIL
2 557 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
4 344 (9.41%) Project Management
5 282 (7.71%) CRM
5 282 (7.71%) MVC
6 211 (5.77%) OO
7 203 (5.55%) ETL
7 203 (5.55%) Scrum
8 170 (4.65%) Mentoring
9 153 (4.18%) Web Development
10 139 (3.80%) Change Management
11 133 (3.64%) Data Modelling
11 133 (3.64%) Business Analysis
12 132 (3.61%) TDD
13 131 (3.58%) SOA
14 127 (3.47%) E-Commerce
14 127 (3.47%) PRINCE2
15 124 (3.39%) Analytics
16 120 (3.28%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1074 (29.38%) SQL
2 747 (20.43%) C#
3 384 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 296 (8.10%) T-SQL
4 296 (8.10%) PowerShell
5 222 (6.07%) Java
6 153 (4.18%) VB
7 102 (2.79%) VBA
8 85 (2.32%) VBScript
9 82 (2.24%) VB.NET
10 58 (1.59%) C++
11 52 (1.42%) PHP
12 49 (1.34%) C
13 40 (1.09%) Perl
14 31 (0.85%) Python
15 25 (0.68%) Ruby
16 18 (0.49%) XPath
16 18 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.38%) VC++
18 11 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 565 (15.45%) Degree
2 561 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 271 (7.41%) MCSE
4 163 (4.46%) MCITP
5 139 (3.80%) MCP
5 139 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (3.75%) MCSA
7 88 (2.41%) CCNA
8 75 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 66 (1.81%) MCTS
10 65 (1.78%) Security Cleared
11 44 (1.20%) CCNP
11 44 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
12 43 (1.18%) SC Cleared
13 39 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.01%) ISEB
15 26 (0.71%) CCA
16 22 (0.60%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.49%) MCSD
18 15 (0.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (4.92%) QA
2 143 (3.91%) SLA
3 18 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.33%) COBIT
6 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.11%) WCAG
8 4 (0.11%) TickIT
8 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.082%) Basel III
9 3 (0.082%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.082%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.082%) COREP
10 2 (0.055%) EMIR
11 1 (0.027%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.027%) Dublin Core
11 1 (0.027%) FATCA
11 1 (0.027%) Section 508
System Software
1 914 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 452 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (5.72%) XenApp
4 173 (4.73%) Hyper-V
5 130 (3.56%) vSphere
6 114 (3.12%) VMware ESX
7 109 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 65 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 49 (1.34%) XenServer
10 45 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (0.77%) UAG
11 28 (0.77%) MetaFrame
12 20 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 18 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
15 15 (0.41%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 12 (0.33%) VMware Server
18 11 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 9 (0.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 203 (5.55%) SCCM
2 97 (2.65%) SCOM
3 48 (1.31%) Backup Exec
4 44 (1.20%) WSUS
5 27 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 26 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 25 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 25 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.57%) Puppet
9 20 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
11 16 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.41%) XenMobile
13 14 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (0.36%) SCVMM
14 13 (0.36%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (0.25%) HP SIM
16 8 (0.22%) Nagios
17 7 (0.19%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 709 (19.39%) VMware
2 586 (16.03%) Citrix
3 395 (10.80%) Cisco
4 341 (9.33%) Oracle
5 186 (5.09%) HP
6 149 (4.08%) NetApp
7 136 (3.72%) IBM
8 102 (2.79%) EMC
9 91 (2.49%) SAP
10 86 (2.35%) Symantec
11 85 (2.32%) EPiServer
12 83 (2.27%) Bloomberg
13 78 (2.13%) Red Hat
14 77 (2.11%) Dell
15 69 (1.89%) Reuters
16 62 (1.70%) Juniper
17 58 (1.59%) Sitecore
18 55 (1.50%) Cognos
18 55 (1.50%) Adobe
18 55 (1.50%) Apple
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