The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 50 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 30.12% 25.30% 13.61%
As % of the Vendors category 64.10% 44.37% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 49 55 48
Average salary £26,500 £44,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.77% -1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £49,600 £75,000
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 Croydon region.

Vendors Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
78 142 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 46.99% 57.03% 31.67%
Number of salaries quoted 75 96 109
Average salary £30,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.03% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £24,175 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Croydon

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Croydon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 77 (67.54%) Windows
2 55 (48.25%) MS Excel
3 51 (44.74%) Active Directory
4 42 (36.84%) SQL
5 41 (35.96%) MS Exchange
6 40 (35.09%) ITIL
7 37 (32.46%) MS Office
8 32 (28.07%) Windows 7
9 29 (25.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (21.93%) Lync
11 24 (21.05%) VMware
12 23 (20.18%) .NET
13 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (15.79%) Finance
14 18 (15.79%) Citrix
14 18 (15.79%) IIS
14 18 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (14.91%) Apple
16 16 (14.04%) CSS
16 16 (14.04%) T-SQL
16 16 (14.04%) C#
16 16 (14.04%) E-Commerce
17 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
17 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
17 15 (13.16%) Blackberry
17 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (12.28%) CRM
18 14 (12.28%) Windows XP
18 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (11.40%) Email Marketing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 41 (35.96%) MS Exchange
2 25 (21.93%) Lync
3 18 (15.79%) IIS
4 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.51%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 55 (48.25%) MS Excel
2 37 (32.46%) MS Office
3 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) SaaS
2 11 (9.65%) Office 365
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Firewall
2 11 (9.65%) WAN
3 10 (8.77%) Internet
4 9 (7.89%) MPLS
5 8 (7.02%) DNS
6 7 (6.14%) DHCP
7 5 (4.39%) Network Security
7 5 (4.39%) PABX
8 4 (3.51%) PBX
8 4 (3.51%) VoIP
8 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.51%) VPN
9 3 (2.63%) FTP
10 2 (1.75%) SMTP
10 2 (1.75%) LAN
10 2 (1.75%) SAN
11 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.88%) Wireless
11 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.88%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.51%) MySQL
5 4 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.63%) OLTP
6 3 (2.63%) OLAP
7 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) DTS
8 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 13 (11.40%) Back Office
2 13 (11.40%) Marketing
3 7 (6.14%) Legal
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (28.95%) Analyst
2 19 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (14.91%) Service Analyst
3 17 (14.91%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Developer
6 13 (11.40%) Support Analyst
7 12 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (10.53%) .NET Developer
8 10 (8.77%) IT Support
9 9 (7.89%) Applications Support
10 8 (7.02%) DBA
10 8 (7.02%) Applications Developer
10 8 (7.02%) Help Desk Support
10 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (7.02%) SQL DBA
10 8 (7.02%) .NET Applications Developer
10 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (5.26%) Development DBA
12 5 (4.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.18%) .NET
2 16 (14.04%) CSS
3 12 (10.53%) jQuery
3 12 (10.53%) CSS3
3 12 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.51%) COM
5 4 (3.51%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.63%) HTML
7 2 (1.75%) XML
8 1 (0.88%) JSON
8 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.88%) WCF
8 1 (0.88%) WPF
8 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.16%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.63%) Replication
4 3 (2.63%) Open Source
5 2 (1.75%) PMI
5 2 (1.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.88%) Physics
6 1 (0.88%) EPoS
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 77 (67.54%) Windows
2 32 (28.07%) Windows 7
3 29 (25.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.28%) Windows XP
6 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.89%) CentOS
7 9 (7.89%) Linux
8 7 (6.14%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.14%) Windows Vista
9 6 (5.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.09%) ITIL
2 16 (14.04%) E-Commerce
3 14 (12.28%) CRM
4 13 (11.40%) MVC
4 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.40%) Email Marketing
5 11 (9.65%) ITIL V3
5 11 (9.65%) Service Management
6 9 (7.89%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.26%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.39%) Information Security
11 4 (3.51%) Information Management
11 4 (3.51%) Data Security
11 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.84%) SQL
2 16 (14.04%) T-SQL
2 16 (14.04%) C#
3 15 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.51%) R
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.53%) MCSD
2 12 (10.53%) MCPD
3 11 (9.65%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) CISSP
4 4 (3.51%) MCP
5 3 (2.63%) MCSE
6 2 (1.75%) MCSA
6 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.75%) MCTS
6 2 (1.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) VCP5
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 51 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.65%) vSphere
4 10 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.75%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) ZABBIX
2 4 (3.51%) SCOM
3 3 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.88%) WSUS
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.88%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) VMware
2 18 (15.79%) Citrix
3 17 (14.91%) Apple
4 11 (9.65%) Dell
5 9 (7.89%) Adobe
6 8 (7.02%) Oracle
6 8 (7.02%) Cisco
7 7 (6.14%) Google
8 5 (4.39%) Symantec
9 4 (3.51%) Lotus
9 4 (3.51%) Avaya
9 4 (3.51%) Meraki
10 3 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.75%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.75%) HP
12 1 (0.88%) Sage
12 1 (0.88%) Remedy
12 1 (0.88%) McAfee
12 1 (0.88%) Wyse
12 1 (0.88%) BMC
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