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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1426 1614 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.11% 18.72% 20.94%
As % of the Vendors category 41.95% 38.89% 42.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1341 1634
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £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
3399 4150 4278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 45.55% 48.14% 49.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2719 3377 3673
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +3 496 £40,000 +14.28% 56
Cambridgeshire -5 261 £40,000 +2.56% 52
Essex +2 249 £37,500 - 26
Bedfordshire -2 230 £41,750 -1.76% 24
Suffolk -2 131 £43,000 +7.50% 27
Norfolk +2 72 £30,000 - 17
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1293 (43.37%) MS Excel
2 1241 (41.63%) Windows
3 1043 (34.99%) SQL Server
4 946 (31.73%) .NET
5 941 (31.57%) SQL
6 826 (27.71%) C#
7 722 (24.22%) Active Directory
8 592 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
9 569 (19.09%) MS Office
10 563 (18.89%) ASP.NET
11 526 (17.65%) HTML
12 519 (17.41%) JavaScript
13 518 (17.38%) VMware
14 458 (15.36%) MS Exchange
15 443 (14.86%) Degree
16 415 (13.92%) MVC
17 392 (13.15%) Finance
18 388 (13.02%) SharePoint
19 380 (12.75%) CSS
20 377 (12.65%) ITIL
21 361 (12.11%) Citrix
22 337 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
23 312 (10.47%) Cisco
24 308 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
25 303 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
26 298 (10.00%) Scrum
27 289 (9.69%) DNS
28 288 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
29 286 (9.59%) Oracle
30 278 (9.33%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 458 (15.36%) MS Exchange
2 388 (13.02%) SharePoint
3 218 (7.31%) IIS
4 214 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 145 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 105 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 84 (2.82%) Lync
8 74 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 69 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
10 62 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 38 (1.27%) WebSphere
13 34 (1.14%) CMS
14 31 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 31 (1.04%) JBoss
15 25 (0.84%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
17 17 (0.57%) Tuxedo
17 17 (0.57%) AquaLogic
17 17 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1293 (43.37%) MS Excel
2 569 (19.09%) MS Office
3 120 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 101 (3.39%) MS Visio
5 82 (2.75%) MS Project
6 15 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.23%) FrameMaker
8 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.20%) S-PLUS
10 5 (0.17%) InDesign
10 5 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
10 5 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.034%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.034%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 112 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.44%) Agresso
5 10 (0.34%) CA PPM
6 9 (0.30%) AWD
7 8 (0.27%) Maximo
8 7 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.17%) Primavera
9 5 (0.17%) Magento
10 4 (0.13%) Sage CRM
10 4 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
10 4 (0.13%) SalesLogix
10 4 (0.13%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.10%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 122 (4.09%) Office 365
2 84 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.27%) SaaS
5 28 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.50%) IaaS
7 14 (0.47%) PaaS
8 10 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.13%) Yammer
10 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.067%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.067%) GitHub
12 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.034%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 289 (9.69%) DNS
2 237 (7.95%) Firewall
3 219 (7.35%) DHCP
4 211 (7.08%) SAN
5 187 (6.27%) TCP/IP
6 181 (6.07%) WAN
7 163 (5.47%) LAN
8 137 (4.60%) VPN
9 121 (4.06%) Internet
10 66 (2.21%) FTP
11 61 (2.05%) Network Security
12 56 (1.88%) HTTP
13 49 (1.64%) SSL
14 47 (1.58%) VLAN
15 39 (1.31%) NAS
16 37 (1.24%) iSCSI
17 35 (1.17%) LDAP
18 34 (1.14%) VoIP
18 34 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
19 28 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1043 (34.99%) SQL Server
2 268 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 149 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 142 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 108 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 95 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 83 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (2.48%) Oracle Database
10 66 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 65 (2.18%) MySQL
12 62 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
13 57 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 45 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
15 43 (1.44%) MS Access
16 27 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 26 (0.87%) NoSQL
18 23 (0.77%) Data Mining
18 23 (0.77%) DB2
19 19 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 239 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 200 (6.71%) Visual Studio
3 111 (3.72%) NUnit
4 88 (2.95%) Selenium
5 59 (1.98%) JIRA
5 59 (1.98%) TeamCity
6 52 (1.74%) Git (software)
7 51 (1.71%) Moq
8 50 (1.68%) Rhino Mocks
9 48 (1.61%) Subversion
10 41 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 34 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 27 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
13 26 (0.87%) Jenkins
14 22 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (0.70%) JUnit
16 19 (0.64%) MSTest
17 17 (0.57%) Eclipse
18 13 (0.44%) Toad
19 12 (0.40%) NSubstitute
General
1 392 (13.15%) Finance
2 91 (3.05%) Retail
3 88 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 66 (2.21%) Marketing
5 57 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 48 (1.61%) Electronics
7 46 (1.54%) Publishing
8 45 (1.51%) Back Office
9 39 (1.31%) Advertising
10 35 (1.17%) Legal
11 29 (0.97%) Automotive
12 28 (0.94%) Banking
13 27 (0.91%) Games
14 20 (0.67%) Law
15 9 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.27%) Front Office
17 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.23%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.20%) French Language
19 5 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 739 (24.79%) Developer
2 532 (17.85%) Analyst
3 260 (8.72%) .NET Developer
4 203 (6.81%) C# Developer
5 195 (6.54%) Support Analyst
6 176 (5.90%) Consultant
7 173 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 170 (5.70%) Support Engineer
9 164 (5.50%) Architect
10 155 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
11 147 (4.93%) Software Developer
12 126 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 125 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 119 (3.99%) Administrator
15 111 (3.72%) Software Engineer
16 104 (3.49%) IT Support
17 91 (3.05%) Web Developer
18 87 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
19 80 (2.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 77 (2.58%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 946 (31.73%) .NET
2 563 (18.89%) ASP.NET
3 526 (17.65%) HTML
4 380 (12.75%) CSS
5 278 (9.33%) jQuery
6 263 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 246 (8.25%) XML
8 224 (7.51%) Web Services
9 216 (7.25%) WCF
10 162 (5.43%) .NET Framework
11 146 (4.90%) HTML5
12 125 (4.19%) Ajax
13 120 (4.03%) WPF
14 115 (3.86%) Silverlight
15 109 (3.66%) WinForms
16 94 (3.15%) Entity Framework
17 87 (2.92%) J2EE
18 81 (2.72%) XSLT
19 79 (2.65%) CSS3
20 75 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 210 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 202 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 141 (4.73%) Blackberry
4 117 (3.92%) Clustering
5 112 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 99 (3.32%) Mathematics
7 71 (2.38%) N-Tier
8 68 (2.28%) Replication
9 55 (1.85%) Statistics
10 48 (1.61%) User Experience
11 45 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (1.48%) iPad
13 40 (1.34%) Open Source
14 35 (1.17%) AS400
15 34 (1.14%) Client/Server
16 33 (1.11%) iPhone
17 32 (1.07%) FMCG
18 30 (1.01%) iSeries
19 25 (0.84%) Fat Client
19 25 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1241 (41.63%) Windows
2 337 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 288 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 250 (8.39%) Linux
5 228 (7.65%) Windows 7
6 181 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 150 (5.03%) Windows XP
8 114 (3.82%) UNIX
9 108 (3.62%) Windows 8
10 98 (3.29%) Android
11 77 (2.58%) Apple iOS
12 51 (1.71%) Windows 2000
13 49 (1.64%) Solaris
14 37 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 34 (1.14%) AIX
16 23 (0.77%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.37%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.30%) CentOS
19 9 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (13.92%) MVC
3 377 (12.65%) ITIL
4 298 (10.00%) Scrum
5 265 (8.89%) Project Management
6 225 (7.55%) TDD
7 213 (7.15%) Software Engineering
8 182 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 166 (5.57%) OO
10 161 (5.40%) CRM
10 161 (5.40%) Mentoring
11 134 (4.50%) Web Development
12 132 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
13 123 (4.13%) E-Commerce
14 122 (4.09%) Service Delivery
15 121 (4.06%) SOA
16 114 (3.82%) PRINCE2
17 109 (3.66%) Change Management
18 97 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 96 (3.22%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 941 (31.57%) SQL
2 826 (27.71%) C#
3 519 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 217 (7.28%) Java
5 185 (6.21%) T-SQL
6 155 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 111 (3.72%) VB.NET
7 111 (3.72%) C++
8 108 (3.62%) VB
9 76 (2.55%) C
10 62 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 59 (1.98%) Python
12 53 (1.78%) PHP
13 50 (1.68%) VBA
14 49 (1.64%) Objective-C
15 44 (1.48%) VBScript
16 40 (1.34%) VB6
17 38 (1.27%) Perl
18 37 (1.24%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 443 (14.86%) Degree
2 308 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 147 (4.93%) MCP
4 139 (4.66%) MCSE
5 117 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (3.49%) MCSA
7 100 (3.35%) Security Cleared
8 89 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 76 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
10 75 (2.52%) CCNA
11 72 (2.42%) MCITP
12 68 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 52 (1.74%) CCNP
13 52 (1.74%) ISEB
14 41 (1.38%) A+ Certification
15 37 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 36 (1.21%) MCTS
17 35 (1.17%) PMI Certification
18 34 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 33 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.13%) SLA
2 146 (4.90%) QA
3 24 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.47%) ISO 8583
6 11 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.17%) ISO 9002
8 5 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.13%) GMP
9 4 (0.13%) RosettaNet
10 2 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.067%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
System Software
1 722 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 303 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 120 (4.03%) vSphere
5 108 (3.62%) XenApp
6 104 (3.49%) VMware ESX
7 87 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 39 (1.31%) vCloud
9 35 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 13 (0.44%) XenServer
12 11 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.30%) Xen
13 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.23%) Firmware
14 7 (0.23%) NFS
15 6 (0.20%) NLBS
16 5 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 129 (4.33%) SCCM
2 81 (2.72%) Backup Exec
3 71 (2.38%) SCOM
4 55 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 35 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 35 (1.17%) WSUS
6 32 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 21 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 19 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (0.57%) SCVMM
10 16 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 14 (0.47%) Puppet
12 13 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.40%) MOM
14 10 (0.34%) logstash
15 6 (0.20%) Nagios
16 5 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
16 5 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 518 (17.38%) VMware
2 361 (12.11%) Citrix
3 312 (10.47%) Cisco
4 286 (9.59%) Oracle
5 189 (6.34%) HP
6 118 (3.96%) Symantec
7 92 (3.09%) IBM
8 70 (2.35%) Sophos
9 64 (2.15%) NetApp
10 62 (2.08%) CheckPoint
10 62 (2.08%) Apple
11 55 (1.85%) SAP
12 35 (1.17%) Veritas
13 34 (1.14%) EMC
14 32 (1.07%) Sitecore
15 29 (0.97%) 3PAR
16 27 (0.91%) SonicWALL
16 27 (0.91%) BMC
17 25 (0.84%) Dell
18 24 (0.81%) Veeam
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