The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 671 734 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.94% 19.81% 21.46%
As % of the Vendors category 45.34% 45.48% 43.29%
Number of salaries quoted 541 638 552
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

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

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1480 1614 1536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.77% 43.56% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1171 1337 1298
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -1 231 £40,000 +2.56% 36
Leicestershire +5 178 £43,000 +7.50% 15
Northamptonshire +3 169 £34,000 -9.33% 16
Derbyshire -1 80 £35,000 -17.64% 20
Lincolnshire -9 20 £28,750 -8.73% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 493 (38.73%) Windows
2 478 (37.55%) SQL Server
3 427 (33.54%) MS Excel
4 387 (30.40%) SQL
5 369 (28.99%) .NET
6 356 (27.97%) C#
7 259 (20.35%) Active Directory
8 252 (19.80%) ASP.NET
9 218 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
10 217 (17.05%) MS Office
11 206 (16.18%) JavaScript
12 202 (15.87%) HTML
13 196 (15.40%) VMware
14 185 (14.53%) MS Exchange
15 178 (13.98%) CSS
16 161 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
17 153 (12.02%) Cisco
18 152 (11.94%) Degree
19 143 (11.23%) Finance
20 142 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
21 139 (10.92%) jQuery
21 139 (10.92%) Hyper-V
22 137 (10.76%) MVC
23 133 (10.45%) ITIL
23 133 (10.45%) .NET Framework
24 130 (10.21%) Citrix
25 127 (9.98%) SQL Server 2008
26 126 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
26 126 (9.90%) T-SQL
27 124 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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
1 185 (14.53%) MS Exchange
2 122 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 95 (7.46%) Lync
4 80 (6.28%) IIS
5 52 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 34 (2.67%) Apache
8 28 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 26 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.81%) CMS
11 16 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.86%) SAS
14 10 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.71%) DNN
16 8 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.47%) Kentico
17 6 (0.47%) Umbraco
18 5 (0.39%) Immediacy CMS
Applications
1 427 (33.54%) MS Excel
2 217 (17.05%) MS Office
3 36 (2.83%) MS Project
4 31 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.24%) Mingle
7 3 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 35 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.94%) Sage 200
4 10 (0.79%) Sage CRM
5 7 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.24%) LabWindows
7 3 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.24%) Primavera
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (5.66%) Office 365
3 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.39%) SaaS
6 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.079%) IaaS
9 1 (0.079%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.079%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 110 (8.64%) WAN
2 101 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 95 (7.46%) SAN
4 93 (7.31%) LAN
5 82 (6.44%) Firewall
6 64 (5.03%) DNS
7 52 (4.08%) Internet
8 49 (3.85%) DHCP
9 43 (3.38%) VoIP
10 31 (2.44%) Unified Communications
11 27 (2.12%) PBX
12 25 (1.96%) VPN
13 17 (1.34%) Intranet
14 14 (1.10%) LDAP
14 14 (1.10%) IP Telephony
15 13 (1.02%) Network Security
15 13 (1.02%) NAS
16 12 (0.94%) Broadband
17 10 (0.79%) MPLS
17 10 (0.79%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (37.55%) SQL Server
2 127 (9.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 88 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (6.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 70 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (3.14%) Relational Database
10 35 (2.75%) MySQL
11 16 (1.26%) MS Access
12 14 (1.10%) Big Data
13 12 (0.94%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (0.71%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.63%) Spotfire
16 8 (0.63%) QlikView
17 6 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 75 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.26%) NUnit
4 15 (1.18%) Selenium
4 15 (1.18%) Moq
5 14 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.94%) Mercurial
7 11 (0.86%) JIRA
8 10 (0.79%) MSTest
9 8 (0.63%) Subversion
10 7 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.55%) Ranorex
11 6 (0.47%) TestComplete
12 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.31%) NeoLoad
13 4 (0.31%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.24%) LoadRunner
14 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
General
1 143 (11.23%) Finance
2 85 (6.68%) Retail
3 44 (3.46%) Marketing
4 41 (3.22%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.04%) Banking
6 23 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.73%) Games
8 21 (1.65%) Law
9 15 (1.18%) Automotive
9 15 (1.18%) Billing
10 14 (1.10%) Back Office
10 14 (1.10%) Advertising
10 14 (1.10%) International Banking
11 13 (1.02%) Local Government
12 11 (0.86%) Legal
13 8 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.55%) Welsh Language
15 6 (0.47%) Electronics
15 6 (0.47%) Publishing
16 4 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 338 (26.55%) Developer
2 260 (20.42%) Analyst
3 123 (9.66%) Software Developer
4 84 (6.60%) .NET Developer
5 78 (6.13%) Senior Developer
6 72 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 65 (5.11%) Software Engineer
8 62 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
9 61 (4.79%) Consultant
10 59 (4.63%) Support Technician
10 59 (4.63%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.32%) Support Engineer
12 50 (3.93%) IT Support
13 49 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
14 48 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
15 46 (3.61%) Junior
16 44 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
17 42 (3.30%) Administrator
18 41 (3.22%) Web Developer
19 37 (2.91%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (28.99%) .NET
2 252 (19.80%) ASP.NET
3 202 (15.87%) HTML
4 178 (13.98%) CSS
5 139 (10.92%) jQuery
6 133 (10.45%) .NET Framework
7 122 (9.58%) Web Services
8 102 (8.01%) XML
9 88 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 82 (6.44%) WCF
11 76 (5.97%) Ajax
12 75 (5.89%) Entity Framework
13 62 (4.87%) SOAP
14 53 (4.16%) WPF
14 53 (4.16%) XHTML
15 50 (3.93%) XSD
15 50 (3.93%) XSLT
16 42 (3.30%) HTML5
17 40 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
18 38 (2.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 114 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.50%) Clustering
3 53 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (1.73%) Replication
7 15 (1.18%) N-Tier
8 13 (1.02%) Credit Risk
8 13 (1.02%) Mathematics
9 12 (0.94%) Telematics
10 11 (0.86%) Statistics
10 11 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 11 (0.86%) User Experience
11 10 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.63%) EPoS
13 8 (0.63%) PMI
13 8 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
15 6 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 493 (38.73%) Windows
2 161 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (8.80%) Linux
5 73 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 68 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 68 (5.34%) Windows 8
7 50 (3.93%) Windows XP
8 36 (2.83%) UNIX
9 18 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.10%) Android
11 13 (1.02%) Solaris
12 9 (0.71%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.55%) AIX
13 7 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.47%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (10.76%) MVC
3 133 (10.45%) ITIL
4 112 (8.80%) Project Management
5 106 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 84 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
7 72 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 69 (5.42%) Change Management
9 64 (5.03%) Unit Testing
10 61 (4.79%) CRM
11 56 (4.40%) Mentoring
12 55 (4.32%) Problem Management
13 53 (4.16%) OO
14 52 (4.08%) Service Delivery
15 51 (4.01%) TDD
16 50 (3.93%) Incident Management
17 48 (3.77%) Automated Testing
18 46 (3.61%) Scrum
19 44 (3.46%) Capacity Planning
20 42 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 387 (30.40%) SQL
2 356 (27.97%) C#
3 206 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 126 (9.90%) T-SQL
5 69 (5.42%) PowerShell
6 63 (4.95%) VB.NET
7 30 (2.36%) VB
8 27 (2.12%) C
9 24 (1.89%) Java
10 14 (1.10%) VBA
11 9 (0.71%) PHP
12 8 (0.63%) VBScript
13 7 (0.55%) Python
14 6 (0.47%) C++
15 5 (0.39%) Ruby
15 5 (0.39%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.31%) Perl
16 4 (0.31%) VB6
16 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 152 (11.94%) Degree
2 142 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (4.40%) MCP
4 47 (3.69%) MCSE
5 40 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 40 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 26 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.96%) MCSA
8 23 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.65%) CCNA
10 20 (1.57%) MCITP
11 17 (1.34%) MCTS
12 13 (1.02%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.79%) PMP
15 9 (0.71%) CCNP
16 8 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.63%) ISEB
17 7 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.63%) SLA
2 37 (2.91%) QA
3 34 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (2.36%) ISO 9001
5 24 (1.89%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.26%) TickIT
7 3 (0.24%) JTAG
7 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.079%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 259 (20.35%) Active Directory
2 139 (10.92%) Hyper-V
3 126 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.83%) XenServer
5 28 (2.20%) XenApp
6 26 (2.04%) vSphere
7 14 (1.10%) Firmware
8 12 (0.94%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.63%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.31%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.079%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 98 (7.70%) SCCM
2 36 (2.83%) SCOM
3 8 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 7 (0.55%) SCVMM
4 7 (0.55%) WSUS
4 7 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.39%) DameWare
6 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.31%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Flashback
7 4 (0.31%) Legato
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 196 (15.40%) VMware
2 153 (12.02%) Cisco
3 130 (10.21%) Citrix
4 90 (7.07%) HP
5 72 (5.66%) IBM
6 52 (4.08%) Dell
7 47 (3.69%) NetApp
8 44 (3.46%) Oracle
9 38 (2.99%) SAP
10 32 (2.51%) EMC
11 29 (2.28%) Altiris
12 19 (1.49%) Avaya
13 17 (1.34%) Remedy
13 17 (1.34%) Sage
14 15 (1.18%) MobileIron
15 13 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.86%) Sitecore
16 11 (0.86%) Cognos
17 9 (0.71%) Google
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