The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1542 1257 1747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 21.19% 19.16% 20.51%
As % of the Vendors category 45.10% 41.77% 42.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1255 1041 1548
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3419 3009 4075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 46.98% 45.88% 47.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2730 2418 3463
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the East of England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Hertfordshire +3 427 £45,000 +28.57% 58
Cambridgeshire +7 401 £35,000 -7.28% 59
Essex -1 272 £40,000 +6.66% 32
Bedfordshire +1 239 £45,250 +6.47% 29
Suffolk +4 137 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Norfolk +9 91 £30,000 -14.28% 18
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 1253 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 1196 (40.49%) Windows
3 946 (32.02%) SQL Server
4 945 (31.99%) .NET
5 888 (30.06%) SQL
6 818 (27.69%) C#
7 645 (21.83%) Active Directory
8 570 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
9 545 (18.45%) ASP.NET
10 527 (17.84%) MS Office
11 458 (15.50%) VMware
12 444 (15.03%) JavaScript
13 426 (14.42%) HTML
14 417 (14.12%) Degree
15 397 (13.44%) ITIL
16 381 (12.90%) SharePoint
17 379 (12.83%) Finance
18 376 (12.73%) MVC
19 369 (12.49%) MS Exchange
20 315 (10.66%) Citrix
21 308 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
22 304 (10.29%) CSS
23 303 (10.26%) Oracle
24 299 (10.12%) Scrum
25 276 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
26 268 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
27 263 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
27 263 (8.90%) Linux
27 263 (8.90%) DNS
28 250 (8.46%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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
1 381 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 369 (12.49%) MS Exchange
3 245 (8.29%) IIS
4 163 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 122 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 79 (2.67%) Lync
7 76 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 74 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 53 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
10 51 (1.73%) JBoss
10 51 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
11 44 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 43 (1.46%) CMS
12 43 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 40 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 26 (0.88%) Tomcat
15 24 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 23 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
16 23 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1253 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 527 (17.84%) MS Office
3 91 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 80 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 71 (2.40%) MS Project
6 15 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.24%) FrameMaker
9 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.17%) Simulink
9 5 (0.17%) S-PLUS
10 4 (0.14%) InDesign
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.068%) CorelDRAW
12 2 (0.068%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.034%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.034%) NASTRAN
13 1 (0.034%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 112 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.98%) Agresso
3 25 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.27%) Magento
5 8 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.20%) SalesLogix
6 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.17%) Maximo
7 5 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.17%) CA Clarity
7 5 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.14%) AWD
8 4 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
9 3 (0.10%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (2.30%) Office 365
4 35 (1.18%) SaaS
5 23 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.58%) IaaS
7 16 (0.54%) PaaS
8 8 (0.27%) Yammer
9 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.17%) Terremark
11 2 (0.068%) GitHub
12 1 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 263 (8.90%) DNS
2 211 (7.14%) Firewall
3 184 (6.23%) DHCP
4 179 (6.06%) SAN
5 154 (5.21%) WAN
6 143 (4.84%) TCP/IP
7 136 (4.60%) LAN
8 125 (4.23%) VPN
9 120 (4.06%) Internet
10 84 (2.84%) FTP
11 53 (1.79%) HTTP
12 49 (1.66%) VoIP
13 42 (1.42%) Network Security
14 36 (1.22%) iSCSI
15 33 (1.12%) NAS
16 32 (1.08%) VLAN
17 30 (1.02%) Wireless
18 27 (0.91%) SSL
19 26 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
20 25 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (32.02%) SQL Server
2 263 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 153 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 142 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 99 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 95 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 93 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 77 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 75 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 73 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 68 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
12 57 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 56 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
14 38 (1.29%) MySQL
14 38 (1.29%) MS Access
15 31 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
16 30 (1.02%) DB2
16 30 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
17 26 (0.88%) OLAP
18 18 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 230 (7.79%) Visual Studio
2 222 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 114 (3.86%) NUnit
4 74 (2.51%) JIRA
5 67 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 66 (2.23%) TeamCity
7 62 (2.10%) Selenium
8 55 (1.86%) Git (software)
9 47 (1.59%) Moq
10 44 (1.49%) Subversion
11 33 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 29 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
13 26 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 24 (0.81%) Toad
15 21 (0.71%) MSTest
15 21 (0.71%) Jasmine
16 20 (0.68%) NSubstitute
16 20 (0.68%) FinalBuilder
16 20 (0.68%) Log4Net
17 18 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 379 (12.83%) Finance
2 98 (3.32%) Retail
3 76 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 47 (1.59%) Back Office
6 42 (1.42%) Advertising
7 40 (1.35%) Marketing
8 33 (1.12%) Electronics
9 32 (1.08%) Automotive
10 30 (1.02%) Legal
11 29 (0.98%) Law
11 29 (0.98%) Banking
12 28 (0.95%) Publishing
13 18 (0.61%) Games
14 16 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.44%) Local Government
16 9 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.17%) Front Office
18 5 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 752 (25.46%) Developer
2 537 (18.18%) Analyst
3 244 (8.26%) .NET Developer
4 196 (6.64%) Support Analyst
5 193 (6.53%) Architect
6 181 (6.13%) Support Engineer
7 175 (5.92%) C# Developer
8 173 (5.86%) Consultant
9 171 (5.79%) Senior Developer
10 141 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 140 (4.74%) Software Developer
12 127 (4.30%) Administrator
13 122 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 115 (3.89%) IT Support
15 101 (3.42%) Junior
16 98 (3.32%) Software Engineer
17 92 (3.11%) Service Analyst
18 88 (2.98%) Web Developer
19 87 (2.95%) Applications Support
20 85 (2.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 945 (31.99%) .NET
2 545 (18.45%) ASP.NET
3 426 (14.42%) HTML
4 304 (10.29%) CSS
5 250 (8.46%) Web Services
6 242 (8.19%) WCF
7 225 (7.62%) XML
8 221 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 216 (7.31%) jQuery
10 175 (5.92%) .NET Framework
11 129 (4.37%) WPF
12 124 (4.20%) WinForms
13 113 (3.83%) HTML5
14 112 (3.79%) Silverlight
15 106 (3.59%) Middleware
16 102 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 99 (3.35%) Ajax
18 78 (2.64%) J2EE
19 68 (2.30%) LINQ
20 61 (2.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 203 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 108 (3.66%) Blackberry
4 100 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 91 (3.08%) Mathematics
6 89 (3.01%) Clustering
7 77 (2.61%) N-Tier
8 52 (1.76%) Replication
8 52 (1.76%) User Experience
9 41 (1.39%) Open Source
10 31 (1.05%) iPad
10 31 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (0.98%) AS400
12 24 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 24 (0.81%) Statistics
13 23 (0.78%) iPhone
14 19 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.58%) PKI
16 17 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1196 (40.49%) Windows
2 268 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 263 (8.90%) Linux
4 189 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 188 (6.36%) Windows 7
6 150 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 148 (5.01%) Windows XP
8 136 (4.60%) UNIX
9 104 (3.52%) Windows 8
10 63 (2.13%) Android
11 56 (1.90%) Solaris
12 45 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 40 (1.35%) Windows 2000
14 36 (1.22%) AIX
15 27 (0.91%) Windows Vista
16 25 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (0.74%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.47%) CentOS
19 12 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
20 8 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (13.44%) ITIL
3 376 (12.73%) MVC
4 299 (10.12%) Scrum
5 246 (8.33%) TDD
6 203 (6.87%) Project Management
6 203 (6.87%) Software Engineering
7 157 (5.31%) CRM
8 151 (5.11%) E-Commerce
9 150 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 149 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 147 (4.98%) OO
12 128 (4.33%) Web Development
13 123 (4.16%) SOA
14 122 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
15 119 (4.03%) Service Delivery
16 112 (3.79%) PRINCE2
17 97 (3.28%) UML
18 92 (3.11%) Change Management
19 91 (3.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 888 (30.06%) SQL
2 818 (27.69%) C#
3 444 (15.03%) JavaScript
4 217 (7.35%) Java
5 186 (6.30%) T-SQL
6 145 (4.91%) PowerShell
7 141 (4.77%) VB.NET
8 111 (3.76%) VB
9 88 (2.98%) C++
10 72 (2.44%) Python
11 68 (2.30%) C
12 55 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 53 (1.79%) VBA
14 51 (1.73%) VB6
15 49 (1.66%) Perl
16 48 (1.62%) PHP
17 39 (1.32%) PL/SQL
18 38 (1.29%) VBScript
19 32 (1.08%) Bash Shell
19 32 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 417 (14.12%) Degree
2 308 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 134 (4.54%) MCSE
4 104 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 92 (3.11%) SC Cleared
6 91 (3.08%) MCP
7 85 (2.88%) MCSA
8 81 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (2.71%) MCITP
10 67 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 58 (1.96%) ISEB
11 58 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 52 (1.76%) CCNA
13 43 (1.46%) CCNP
13 43 (1.46%) MCTS
14 35 (1.18%) A+ Certification
15 34 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 29 (0.98%) PMI Certification
17 28 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 23 (0.78%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (4.84%) SLA
2 106 (3.59%) QA
3 23 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.27%) ISO 8583
6 7 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.10%) GAMP
8 3 (0.10%) GCP
8 3 (0.10%) GMP
8 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.10%) WCAG
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 645 (21.83%) Active Directory
2 276 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (5.89%) Hyper-V
4 94 (3.18%) vSphere
5 84 (2.84%) XenApp
6 80 (2.71%) VMware ESX
7 74 (2.51%) XenDesktop
8 35 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.91%) vCloud
10 22 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.64%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.41%) XenServer
13 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.20%) Firmware
15 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
15 5 (0.17%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.17%) Xen
16 4 (0.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 110 (3.72%) SCCM
2 70 (2.37%) Backup Exec
3 61 (2.06%) SCOM
4 43 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 41 (1.39%) Tivoli
6 27 (0.91%) NetBackup
7 26 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
8 25 (0.85%) Puppet
9 23 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.71%) MOM
11 20 (0.68%) logstash
12 17 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 17 (0.58%) WSUS
12 17 (0.58%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (0.27%) SCOrch
16 7 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 5 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 4 (0.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 458 (15.50%) VMware
2 315 (10.66%) Citrix
3 303 (10.26%) Oracle
4 241 (8.16%) Cisco
5 172 (5.82%) HP
6 105 (3.55%) IBM
7 102 (3.45%) Symantec
8 84 (2.84%) NetApp
9 63 (2.13%) SAP
10 49 (1.66%) Sophos
11 46 (1.56%) EMC
12 44 (1.49%) Apple
13 34 (1.15%) CheckPoint
14 32 (1.08%) Dell
15 28 (0.95%) Veritas
16 26 (0.88%) Sitecore
16 26 (0.88%) Veeam
16 26 (0.88%) Sage
17 25 (0.85%) Micro Focus
17 25 (0.85%) Red Hat
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