The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the East of England region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1566 1646 1598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.65% 21.40% 18.92%
As % of the Vendors category 40.87% 44.02% 39.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1482 1438
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3832 3739 4005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 48.08% 48.62% 47.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 3164 3422
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -1 539 £41,000 +2.50% 31
Cambridgeshire -8 338 £38,000 -5.00% 56
Bedfordshire -3 263 £42,500 -5.55% 48
Essex 0 236 £40,000 - 28
Suffolk +6 134 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Norfolk +3 63 £35,000 +7.69% 14
East Anglia - 1 - - 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 1296 (40.31%) MS Excel
2 1285 (39.97%) Windows
3 1202 (37.39%) SQL Server
4 1102 (34.28%) .NET
5 1050 (32.66%) SQL
6 1015 (31.57%) C#
7 717 (22.30%) ASP.NET
8 657 (20.44%) MS Office
9 551 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 512 (15.93%) VMware
11 490 (15.24%) Degree
12 477 (14.84%) SharePoint
13 475 (14.77%) Finance
14 428 (13.31%) JavaScript
15 427 (13.28%) MS Exchange
16 406 (12.63%) HTML
17 379 (11.79%) MVC
18 378 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 376 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
20 362 (11.26%) Web Services
21 340 (10.58%) CSS
22 339 (10.54%) T-SQL
23 337 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
24 333 (10.36%) Citrix
25 328 (10.20%) ITIL
26 312 (9.70%) XML
27 302 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
27 302 (9.39%) WCF
28 301 (9.36%) TDD
29 289 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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
1 477 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 427 (13.28%) MS Exchange
3 251 (7.81%) IIS
4 204 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 137 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 107 (3.33%) Lync
6 107 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 96 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
8 76 (2.36%) CMS
9 75 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 66 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
11 61 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 53 (1.65%) Apache
13 50 (1.56%) Tomcat
13 50 (1.56%) WebSphere
14 48 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 40 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
16 37 (1.15%) MQSeries
16 37 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
17 23 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1296 (40.31%) MS Excel
2 657 (20.44%) MS Office
3 103 (3.20%) MS Project
3 103 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 78 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.50%) PowerPivot
7 14 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.31%) FrameMaker
8 10 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.16%) InDesign
12 3 (0.093%) CorelDRAW
12 3 (0.093%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.093%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.031%) DOC1
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 131 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 36 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 9 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.19%) Magento
7 5 (0.16%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.16%) arcHouse
7 5 (0.16%) assyst
8 4 (0.12%) Exstream
8 4 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.093%) AWD
9 3 (0.093%) SalesLogix
9 3 (0.093%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.093%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.062%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.062%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.062%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.062%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 99 (3.08%) Office 365
1 99 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (1.74%) SaaS
3 44 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (0.93%) PaaS
5 21 (0.65%) IaaS
6 13 (0.40%) Google Apps
7 12 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.16%) Force.com
11 2 (0.062%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 253 (7.87%) DNS
2 240 (7.47%) Firewall
3 221 (6.87%) TCP/IP
4 196 (6.10%) LAN
5 188 (5.85%) SAN
6 156 (4.85%) DHCP
7 151 (4.70%) WAN
8 128 (3.98%) VPN
9 108 (3.36%) Internet
10 84 (2.61%) HTTP
11 68 (2.12%) FTP
12 60 (1.87%) NAS
13 54 (1.68%) VoIP
14 46 (1.43%) Network Security
15 40 (1.24%) iSCSI
16 38 (1.18%) VLAN
17 31 (0.96%) SSL
17 31 (0.96%) Intranet
18 30 (0.93%) NetScaler
19 23 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1202 (37.39%) SQL Server
2 289 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 277 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 193 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 191 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 115 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 108 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 83 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
9 77 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 69 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 53 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 51 (1.59%) DB2
13 50 (1.56%) MySQL
14 48 (1.49%) Oracle Database
15 39 (1.21%) DTS
16 35 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
17 28 (0.87%) OLAP
18 25 (0.78%) RDBMS
19 22 (0.68%) MS Access
20 21 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 287 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 237 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 116 (3.61%) Subversion
4 107 (3.33%) NUnit
5 60 (1.87%) MSTest
6 55 (1.71%) Rhino Mocks
7 53 (1.65%) Moq
8 38 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 34 (1.06%) JIRA
10 30 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 25 (0.78%) Selenium
12 16 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (0.47%) Git (software)
14 12 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (0.31%) PVCS
16 10 (0.31%) MorphX
17 9 (0.28%) ReSharper
17 9 (0.28%) CruiseControl
General
1 475 (14.77%) Finance
2 120 (3.73%) Retail
3 106 (3.30%) Marketing
4 92 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 76 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 51 (1.59%) Legal
8 50 (1.56%) Advertising
9 36 (1.12%) Electronics
10 24 (0.75%) Back Office
10 24 (0.75%) Banking
11 21 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.59%) Publishing
13 18 (0.56%) Automotive
14 12 (0.37%) Military
14 12 (0.37%) Law
15 11 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.31%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.22%) German Language
18 6 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 1004 (31.23%) Developer
2 607 (18.88%) Analyst
3 331 (10.30%) .NET Developer
4 231 (7.19%) C# Developer
5 200 (6.22%) Architect
5 200 (6.22%) Support Engineer
6 194 (6.03%) Support Analyst
7 181 (5.63%) Senior Developer
8 171 (5.32%) Consultant
9 159 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
10 153 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 145 (4.51%) Administrator
12 124 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 102 (3.17%) Business Analyst
14 97 (3.02%) Technical Support
15 96 (2.99%) Junior
16 95 (2.95%) IT Support
17 93 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
18 90 (2.80%) ASP.NET Developer
19 88 (2.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1102 (34.28%) .NET
2 717 (22.30%) ASP.NET
3 406 (12.63%) HTML
4 362 (11.26%) Web Services
5 340 (10.58%) CSS
6 312 (9.70%) XML
7 302 (9.39%) WCF
8 256 (7.96%) .NET Framework
9 217 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 184 (5.72%) jQuery
11 182 (5.66%) WPF
12 157 (4.88%) WinForms
13 140 (4.35%) Silverlight
14 124 (3.86%) SOAP
15 114 (3.55%) HTML5
16 105 (3.27%) Ajax
17 93 (2.89%) Middleware
18 88 (2.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 87 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 76 (2.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 154 (4.79%) Computer Science
2 117 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 89 (2.77%) N-Tier
4 84 (2.61%) Clustering
5 81 (2.52%) Replication
6 75 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 61 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 52 (1.62%) PKI
10 45 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 35 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
12 31 (0.96%) Open Source
13 28 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 27 (0.84%) Firmware
15 24 (0.75%) Tandem
16 22 (0.68%) Visualisation
17 21 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
18 17 (0.53%) Fat Client
18 17 (0.53%) iPad
18 17 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1285 (39.97%) Windows
2 376 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 268 (8.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 238 (7.40%) Linux
5 176 (5.47%) Windows 7
6 174 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (4.82%) Windows XP
8 104 (3.23%) UNIX
9 81 (2.52%) Windows 8
10 74 (2.30%) Windows Vista
11 71 (2.21%) Android
12 57 (1.77%) Solaris
13 43 (1.34%) AIX
14 37 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 22 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.37%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.34%) CentOS
18 8 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
20 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (11.79%) MVC
2 328 (10.20%) ITIL
3 302 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
4 301 (9.36%) TDD
5 263 (8.18%) Scrum
6 258 (8.02%) Project Management
7 232 (7.22%) Software Engineering
8 227 (7.06%) CRM
9 191 (5.94%) OO
10 159 (4.95%) E-Commerce
11 148 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
12 139 (4.32%) PRINCE2
13 138 (4.29%) Migration
14 120 (3.73%) Business Analysis
15 106 (3.30%) SOA
16 101 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
17 98 (3.05%) Project Planning
18 96 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
19 95 (2.95%) Workflow
20 92 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1050 (32.66%) SQL
2 1015 (31.57%) C#
3 428 (13.31%) JavaScript
4 339 (10.54%) T-SQL
5 216 (6.72%) Java
6 182 (5.66%) VB.NET
7 147 (4.57%) VB
8 94 (2.92%) C++
9 92 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 76 (2.36%) C
11 70 (2.18%) PHP
12 66 (2.05%) VBA
13 53 (1.65%) Perl
14 38 (1.18%) VBScript
14 38 (1.18%) VB6
15 32 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 31 (0.96%) Bash Shell
17 28 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.68%) Ruby
19 20 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 490 (15.24%) Degree
2 378 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (4.88%) MCSE
4 131 (4.07%) MCP
5 126 (3.92%) MCITP
6 113 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 107 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 94 (2.92%) CCNA
9 76 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 65 (2.02%) MCSA
11 60 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
12 57 (1.77%) MCTS
13 45 (1.40%) CCNP
14 44 (1.37%) ISEB
15 39 (1.21%) SC Cleared
16 37 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 33 (1.03%) NCDA
18 32 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
18 32 (1.00%) NCIE
19 30 (0.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.98%) SLA
2 90 (2.80%) QA
3 37 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.22%) COBIT
7 7 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.22%) GAMP
7 7 (0.22%) GCP
7 7 (0.22%) GMP
8 2 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.031%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.031%) P3O
System Software
1 551 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 337 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 244 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 97 (3.02%) vSphere
5 73 (2.27%) XenApp
6 60 (1.87%) VMware ESX
7 59 (1.84%) XenDesktop
8 49 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 44 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (1.12%) ISA Server
10 36 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 32 (1.00%) XenServer
12 20 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
13 17 (0.53%) UAG
14 12 (0.37%) KVM
14 12 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (0.25%) NFS
16 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 116 (3.61%) SCCM
2 55 (1.71%) SCOM
3 51 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 25 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 20 (0.62%) WSUS
6 20 (0.62%) Puppet
7 18 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.53%) MOM
9 14 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.37%) HP SIM
12 10 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.25%) Nagios
14 7 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.19%) OpenSSO
15 6 (0.19%) SCDPM
15 6 (0.19%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 512 (15.93%) VMware
2 333 (10.36%) Citrix
3 274 (8.52%) Oracle
4 233 (7.25%) Cisco
5 144 (4.48%) HP
6 88 (2.74%) NetApp
7 87 (2.71%) IBM
8 74 (2.30%) Symantec
9 55 (1.71%) SAP
10 53 (1.65%) Adobe
11 50 (1.56%) CheckPoint
12 49 (1.52%) Dell
13 47 (1.46%) Red Hat
13 47 (1.46%) Apple
14 43 (1.34%) EMC
15 39 (1.21%) Google
16 34 (1.06%) Cognos
17 31 (0.96%) DevExpress
18 27 (0.84%) Red Gate
18 27 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
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