The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Dunstable region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 10 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dunstable 14.55% 23.26% 50.00%
As % of the Vendors category 19.05% 52.63% 65.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 30
Average salary £44,250 £27,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.90% -13.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £37,575 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Dunstable
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
42 19 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dunstable 76.36% 44.19% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 42 17 48
Average salary £50,000 £31,375 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.36% -14.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £24,125 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £55,251 £39,825
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Dunstable

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Dunstable

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Dunstable

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dunstable region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Dunstable

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Dunstable 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 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) MS Office
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) FTP
3 8 (50.00%) Toad
3 8 (50.00%) Tivoli
3 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (50.00%) Middleware
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) SSH
3 8 (50.00%) JIRA
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (50.00%) PuTTY
3 8 (50.00%) WinSCP
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) MS Project
6 2 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Dunstable 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (62.50%) MS Office
3 2 (12.50%) MS Project
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) FTP
1 8 (50.00%) SSH
1 8 (50.00%) PuTTY
1 8 (50.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Toad
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Environment Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Project Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) DBA
6 1 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Database Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Middleware
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
2 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
1 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Change Control
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) XAML
3 1 (6.25%) VB6
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) SAP