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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 627 622 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.19% 16.54% 22.25%
As % of the Vendors category 39.36% 40.18% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 498 541 575
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1593 1548 1625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 43.68% 41.17% 50.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1283 1368
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 221 £40,000 - 25
Northamptonshire -1 161 £35,000 -6.66% 14
Leicestershire +7 142 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Derbyshire -4 97 £35,000 -12.50% 21
Lincolnshire -7 15 £30,000 -6.25% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 511 (38.60%) SQL Server
2 500 (37.76%) Windows
3 489 (36.93%) MS Excel
4 421 (31.80%) SQL
5 409 (30.89%) .NET
6 368 (27.79%) C#
7 268 (20.24%) ASP.NET
8 239 (18.05%) MS Office
9 227 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
10 208 (15.71%) HTML
10 208 (15.71%) Active Directory
11 207 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 182 (13.75%) CSS
13 171 (12.92%) Degree
14 169 (12.76%) VMware
15 162 (12.24%) SharePoint
16 157 (11.86%) MVC
17 155 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
18 153 (11.56%) MS Exchange
19 150 (11.33%) jQuery
20 146 (11.03%) .NET Framework
21 142 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
21 142 (10.73%) ITIL
21 142 (10.73%) Finance
22 136 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
23 135 (10.20%) T-SQL
24 132 (9.97%) SQL Server 2008
25 128 (9.67%) Web Services
26 115 (8.69%) Cisco
26 115 (8.69%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 162 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 153 (11.56%) MS Exchange
3 67 (5.06%) Lync
4 64 (4.83%) IIS
5 56 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.06%) SAS
10 13 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.91%) Apache
12 11 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.60%) CMS
15 6 (0.45%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.30%) DNN
16 4 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 489 (36.93%) MS Excel
2 239 (18.05%) MS Office
3 40 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (2.42%) MS Project
5 23 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.23%) Mingle
8 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS
10 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.076%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 36 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (0.76%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.53%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.45%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.45%) Primavera
6 6 (0.45%) Sage CRM
7 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.30%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.30%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.076%) Lawson
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (6.04%) Office 365
3 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.60%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.45%) SaaS
5 6 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.30%) GitHub
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Yammer
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.076%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.076%) PaaS
9 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 103 (7.78%) SAN
2 85 (6.42%) WAN
3 74 (5.59%) LAN
4 66 (4.98%) TCP/IP
5 61 (4.61%) Firewall
6 46 (3.47%) DHCP
7 45 (3.40%) VoIP
8 43 (3.25%) DNS
9 29 (2.19%) Internet
10 25 (1.89%) PBX
10 25 (1.89%) Unified Communications
11 22 (1.66%) VPN
12 20 (1.51%) Intranet
13 17 (1.28%) IP Telephony
14 14 (1.06%) VLAN
15 13 (0.98%) NAS
16 12 (0.91%) MPLS
16 12 (0.91%) LDAP
17 10 (0.76%) Wireless
17 10 (0.76%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 511 (38.60%) SQL Server
2 132 (9.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 98 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 94 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 83 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 52 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 29 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
11 28 (2.11%) MySQL
12 17 (1.28%) MS Access
13 15 (1.13%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.91%) Big Data
15 10 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (0.76%) QlikView
15 10 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 96 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.81%) Selenium
3 24 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.74%) NUnit
5 20 (1.51%) Moq
6 19 (1.44%) JIRA
6 19 (1.44%) Subversion
7 18 (1.36%) Mercurial
8 14 (1.06%) MSTest
9 9 (0.68%) LoadRunner
10 8 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.53%) SilkTest
11 7 (0.53%) Ranorex
12 6 (0.45%) TestComplete
13 5 (0.38%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.38%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.38%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.30%) NeoLoad
General
1 142 (10.73%) Finance
2 100 (7.55%) Retail
3 73 (5.51%) Marketing
4 53 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 50 (3.78%) Banking
6 30 (2.27%) International Banking
6 30 (2.27%) Back Office
7 21 (1.59%) Law
8 18 (1.36%) Games
9 16 (1.21%) Legal
10 14 (1.06%) Publishing
10 14 (1.06%) Automotive
10 14 (1.06%) Welsh Language
11 13 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.98%) Billing
12 11 (0.83%) Advertising
13 10 (0.76%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.60%) Front Office
15 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 362 (27.34%) Developer
2 344 (25.98%) Analyst
3 130 (9.82%) Software Developer
4 107 (8.08%) Support Analyst
5 88 (6.65%) .NET Developer
6 86 (6.50%) Senior Developer
7 70 (5.29%) Consultant
8 53 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 50 (3.78%) C# Developer
10 46 (3.47%) Senior Software Developer
10 46 (3.47%) Web Developer
10 46 (3.47%) Junior
10 46 (3.47%) Software Engineer
11 43 (3.25%) Architect
11 43 (3.25%) Support Engineer
11 43 (3.25%) Administrator
12 41 (3.10%) Support Technician
12 41 (3.10%) IT Support
13 39 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
14 36 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (30.89%) .NET
2 268 (20.24%) ASP.NET
3 208 (15.71%) HTML
4 182 (13.75%) CSS
5 150 (11.33%) jQuery
6 146 (11.03%) .NET Framework
7 128 (9.67%) Web Services
8 111 (8.38%) XML
9 88 (6.65%) WCF
10 80 (6.04%) Ajax
11 71 (5.36%) Entity Framework
12 62 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 62 (4.68%) SOAP
13 54 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
14 49 (3.70%) WPF
15 48 (3.63%) XHTML
16 46 (3.47%) XSLT
17 45 (3.40%) CSS3
18 44 (3.32%) HTML5
18 44 (3.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 155 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 59 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.70%) Clustering
5 43 (3.25%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.81%) Replication
8 22 (1.66%) Mathematics
9 21 (1.59%) User Experience
10 19 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.13%) Credit Risk
13 13 (0.98%) Statistics
13 13 (0.98%) EPoS
14 12 (0.91%) PMI
14 12 (0.91%) Taxonomies
15 11 (0.83%) Blog
15 11 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.83%) Telematics
16 10 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 500 (37.76%) Windows
2 142 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (6.19%) Linux
5 72 (5.44%) Windows 7
6 56 (4.23%) Windows 8
7 51 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (2.95%) Windows XP
9 26 (1.96%) UNIX
10 10 (0.76%) Android
11 7 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.53%) AIX
11 7 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.38%) Solaris
13 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (11.86%) MVC
3 142 (10.73%) ITIL
4 107 (8.08%) Software Engineering
5 104 (7.85%) Project Management
6 100 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
7 74 (5.59%) CRM
7 74 (5.59%) Change Management
8 71 (5.36%) TDD
9 67 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 63 (4.76%) OO
10 63 (4.76%) Scrum
11 61 (4.61%) Unit Testing
12 56 (4.23%) SDLC
13 55 (4.15%) Automated Testing
14 54 (4.08%) Software Testing
15 50 (3.78%) Service Delivery
16 47 (3.55%) Service Management
16 47 (3.55%) Incident Management
16 47 (3.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 421 (31.80%) SQL
2 368 (27.79%) C#
3 207 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 135 (10.20%) T-SQL
5 78 (5.89%) VB.NET
6 42 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 33 (2.49%) C
7 33 (2.49%) Java
8 26 (1.96%) VB
9 21 (1.59%) VBA
10 15 (1.13%) PHP
11 8 (0.60%) C++
12 4 (0.30%) VBScript
13 3 (0.23%) Python
13 3 (0.23%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.23%) R
14 2 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.15%) Ruby
14 2 (0.15%) ABAP
14 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 171 (12.92%) Degree
2 136 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (4.08%) MCSE
3 54 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 49 (3.70%) MCP
5 29 (2.19%) MCSA
6 27 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (1.96%) ISEB
8 21 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 19 (1.44%) CCNA
9 19 (1.44%) ISTQB
10 18 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 17 (1.28%) PMP
12 16 (1.21%) MCITP
12 16 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (1.06%) CCNP
14 13 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.59%) QA
2 69 (5.21%) SLA
3 26 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.59%) ISO 9001
5 17 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.91%) TickIT
7 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.38%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.076%) BS7799
System Software
1 208 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 115 (8.69%) Hyper-V
3 96 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (2.27%) XenServer
5 29 (2.19%) vSphere
6 26 (1.96%) XenApp
7 11 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.53%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.23%) Firmware
12 3 (0.23%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.076%) NFS
Systems Management
1 90 (6.80%) SCCM
2 41 (3.10%) SCOM
3 12 (0.91%) SCVMM
4 8 (0.60%) SCOrch
5 7 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.45%) SCSM
7 5 (0.38%) Windows Intune
7 5 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (0.38%) DameWare
7 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.30%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.30%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.23%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.23%) WSUS
10 2 (0.15%) Puppet
10 2 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 169 (12.76%) VMware
2 115 (8.69%) Cisco
3 102 (7.70%) Citrix
4 57 (4.31%) HP
5 51 (3.85%) Oracle
6 49 (3.70%) SAP
7 48 (3.63%) IBM
8 40 (3.02%) NetApp
9 35 (2.64%) Dell
10 17 (1.28%) Remedy
11 16 (1.21%) EMC
11 16 (1.21%) Altiris
12 15 (1.13%) Google
13 13 (0.98%) Cognos
13 13 (0.98%) Sage
14 12 (0.91%) Avaya
15 10 (0.76%) Sybase
15 10 (0.76%) MobileIron
16 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.60%) Tableau
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