The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Dartford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dartford 10.34% 19.59% 34.62%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 32.20% 78.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 17
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +80.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Kent

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

Vendors Category
Dartford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 59 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dartford 37.93% 60.82% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20 42 22
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £48,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dartford

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dartford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Dartford

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Dartford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dartford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dartford 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) OOD
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 3 (33.33%) WPF
6 2 (22.22%) Image Processing
6 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (22.22%) UML
6 2 (22.22%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) VBScript
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) MCP
7 1 (11.11%) DHCP
7 1 (11.11%) MCSE
7 1 (11.11%) MCSA
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (11.11%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dartford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dartford 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) IPv4
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Applications Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) OOD
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Image Processing
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
2 2 (22.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Dell
1 1 (11.11%) VMware
1 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
1 1 (11.11%) Veeam