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 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 593 617 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.53% 16.88% 23.01%
As % of the Vendors category 37.04% 41.41% 46.68%
Number of salaries quoted 464 509 605
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £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
1601 1490 1566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 41.92% 40.77% 49.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1202 1314
Average salary £39,083 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 +1 227 £37,500 - 24
Northamptonshire -5 136 £32,500 -4.41% 13
Leicestershire +5 114 £32,500 -10.34% 18
Derbyshire -7 97 £32,500 -18.75% 22
Lincolnshire -5 17 £33,500 +4.68% 10
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 510 (39.35%) MS Excel
2 483 (37.27%) Windows
3 481 (37.11%) SQL Server
4 414 (31.94%) SQL
5 412 (31.79%) .NET
6 374 (28.86%) C#
7 278 (21.45%) ASP.NET
8 238 (18.36%) MS Office
9 226 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
10 208 (16.05%) JavaScript
11 206 (15.90%) HTML
12 193 (14.89%) Active Directory
13 181 (13.97%) CSS
14 168 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
15 167 (12.89%) MVC
16 166 (12.81%) Degree
17 156 (12.04%) VMware
18 155 (11.96%) jQuery
19 152 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
20 148 (11.42%) SharePoint
21 145 (11.19%) ITIL
22 135 (10.42%) .NET Framework
23 133 (10.26%) MS Exchange
24 130 (10.03%) T-SQL
25 126 (9.72%) Finance
26 123 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
27 122 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
28 114 (8.80%) Web Services
28 114 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
29 103 (7.95%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 148 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 133 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 52 (4.01%) Lync
4 51 (3.94%) IIS
5 45 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.08%) SAS
11 10 (0.77%) Apache
11 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.46%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.39%) CMS
16 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.31%) DNN
16 4 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 510 (39.35%) MS Excel
2 238 (18.36%) MS Office
3 43 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.93%) MS Project
5 19 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.31%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) Mingle
7 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.077%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) SPSS
8 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.54%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.46%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.39%) Primavera
7 5 (0.39%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.31%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
10 2 (0.15%) Lawson
10 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.15%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (6.64%) Office 365
3 12 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.93%) SaaS
4 11 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (0.62%) PaaS
6 6 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.31%) SoftLayer
7 4 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.31%) GitHub
8 3 (0.23%) IaaS
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.077%) Yammer
10 1 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.077%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.48%) SAN
2 77 (5.94%) WAN
3 66 (5.09%) LAN
4 61 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 55 (4.24%) Firewall
6 42 (3.24%) DHCP
7 37 (2.85%) DNS
8 36 (2.78%) VoIP
9 22 (1.70%) Internet
10 21 (1.62%) Unified Communications
11 20 (1.54%) PBX
12 17 (1.31%) VPN
13 15 (1.16%) Intranet
14 14 (1.08%) IP Telephony
15 12 (0.93%) VLAN
15 12 (0.93%) LDAP
15 12 (0.93%) NAS
16 10 (0.77%) Wireless
17 8 (0.62%) CTI
18 7 (0.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 481 (37.11%) SQL Server
2 114 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 74 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 45 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 30 (2.31%) MySQL
10 30 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (1.31%) MS Access
12 14 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (0.77%) QlikView
14 10 (0.77%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.69%) Big Data
15 9 (0.69%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 96 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (4.40%) Visual Studio
3 28 (2.16%) Subversion
4 24 (1.85%) Selenium
4 24 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.77%) NUnit
6 20 (1.54%) Moq
7 19 (1.47%) JIRA
8 18 (1.39%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.16%) MSTest
10 8 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.62%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.54%) SilkTest
11 7 (0.54%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.54%) Ranorex
12 6 (0.46%) TestComplete
12 6 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.39%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 126 (9.72%) Finance
2 85 (6.56%) Retail
3 74 (5.71%) Marketing
4 52 (4.01%) Manufacturing
5 50 (3.86%) Banking
6 34 (2.62%) Back Office
7 30 (2.31%) International Banking
8 20 (1.54%) Law
8 20 (1.54%) Legal
9 17 (1.31%) Games
10 16 (1.23%) Publishing
11 15 (1.16%) Automotive
11 15 (1.16%) Welsh Language
12 13 (1.00%) Advertising
12 13 (1.00%) Front Office
13 10 (0.77%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.77%) French Language
14 9 (0.69%) Billing
15 8 (0.62%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 354 (27.31%) Developer
2 347 (26.77%) Analyst
3 132 (10.19%) Software Developer
4 116 (8.95%) Support Analyst
5 96 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 82 (6.33%) Senior Developer
7 66 (5.09%) Consultant
8 54 (4.17%) Junior
9 53 (4.09%) Architect
9 53 (4.09%) C# Developer
10 48 (3.70%) Web Developer
10 48 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
11 45 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 44 (3.40%) Software Engineer
13 41 (3.16%) Support Engineer
13 41 (3.16%) Administrator
14 38 (2.93%) Senior Software Developer
14 38 (2.93%) IT Support
15 37 (2.85%) 1st Line Support
16 33 (2.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (31.79%) .NET
2 278 (21.45%) ASP.NET
3 206 (15.90%) HTML
4 181 (13.97%) CSS
5 155 (11.96%) jQuery
6 135 (10.42%) .NET Framework
7 114 (8.80%) Web Services
8 99 (7.64%) XML
9 76 (5.86%) WCF
10 68 (5.25%) Ajax
11 65 (5.02%) Entity Framework
12 57 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
13 52 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 51 (3.94%) SOAP
15 48 (3.70%) CSS3
16 47 (3.63%) WPF
17 45 (3.47%) HTML5
18 44 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 43 (3.32%) WinForms
20 39 (3.01%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.47%) Clustering
5 37 (2.85%) Data Centre
6 34 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (2.16%) Replication
8 26 (2.01%) Mathematics
9 25 (1.93%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.77%) User Experience
11 18 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.39%) N-Tier
12 16 (1.23%) Credit Risk
13 15 (1.16%) EPoS
14 14 (1.08%) PMI
15 13 (1.00%) Telematics
16 12 (0.93%) Statistics
16 12 (0.93%) Taxonomies
17 11 (0.85%) Blog
17 11 (0.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 483 (37.27%) Windows
2 122 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (6.17%) Linux
5 65 (5.02%) Windows 7
6 51 (3.94%) Windows 8
7 49 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (2.31%) Windows XP
9 24 (1.85%) UNIX
10 18 (1.39%) Android
11 10 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.54%) AIX
14 6 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.46%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.39%) Solaris
16 4 (0.31%) CentOS
16 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (12.89%) MVC
3 145 (11.19%) ITIL
4 100 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
4 100 (7.72%) Project Management
4 100 (7.72%) Software Engineering
5 72 (5.56%) TDD
6 71 (5.48%) Scrum
6 71 (5.48%) Change Management
7 66 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (4.71%) CRM
8 61 (4.71%) SDLC
9 58 (4.48%) OO
10 53 (4.09%) Software Testing
11 51 (3.94%) Automated Testing
12 50 (3.86%) Unit Testing
13 46 (3.55%) ERP
13 46 (3.55%) Service Management
14 43 (3.32%) Mentoring
15 42 (3.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 414 (31.94%) SQL
2 374 (28.86%) C#
3 208 (16.05%) JavaScript
4 130 (10.03%) T-SQL
5 82 (6.33%) VB.NET
6 36 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 35 (2.70%) C
7 35 (2.70%) Java
8 25 (1.93%) VB
9 19 (1.47%) VBA
10 17 (1.31%) PHP
11 12 (0.93%) C++
12 7 (0.54%) Python
13 6 (0.46%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.39%) Perl
15 4 (0.31%) VBScript
15 4 (0.31%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.23%) R
17 2 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 166 (12.81%) Degree
2 152 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (5.02%) MCSE
4 57 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 57 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 50 (3.86%) MCP
6 28 (2.16%) MCSA
7 26 (2.01%) ISEB
7 26 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.54%) PMI Certification
9 20 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 19 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 18 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (1.39%) CCNA
12 16 (1.23%) MCITP
13 14 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.08%) PMP
14 13 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.94%) QA
2 72 (5.56%) SLA
3 21 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 18 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.16%) TickIT
6 13 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.39%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.077%) BS7799
System Software
1 193 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 103 (7.95%) Hyper-V
3 85 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.01%) XenApp
5 25 (1.93%) XenServer
6 24 (1.85%) vSphere
7 9 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.54%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.54%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.54%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.23%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.077%) NFS
11 1 (0.077%) Firmware
11 1 (0.077%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 83 (6.40%) SCCM
2 42 (3.24%) SCOM
3 14 (1.08%) SCVMM
4 8 (0.62%) Windows Intune
4 8 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (0.62%) SCSM
5 7 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
7 5 (0.39%) DameWare
7 5 (0.39%) SCDPM
7 5 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.39%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.23%) WSUS
9 3 (0.23%) Control-M
9 3 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.23%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.23%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 156 (12.04%) VMware
2 92 (7.10%) Cisco
3 84 (6.48%) Citrix
4 57 (4.40%) Oracle
5 52 (4.01%) HP
6 45 (3.47%) SAP
7 44 (3.40%) IBM
8 35 (2.70%) NetApp
9 31 (2.39%) Dell
10 17 (1.31%) Cognos
10 17 (1.31%) Remedy
10 17 (1.31%) Google
11 16 (1.23%) Veeam
12 13 (1.00%) EMC
13 12 (0.93%) Altiris
14 10 (0.77%) Sybase
15 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.69%) Twitter
15 9 (0.69%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.62%) Infor
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