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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1546 1647 1683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.99% 19.94% 21.08%
As % of the Vendors category 43.61% 40.82% 44.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1366 1523
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
3545 4035 3817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 45.84% 48.86% 47.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2836 3347 3251
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,950 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 1 July 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 1 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
Hertfordshire 0 531 £40,000 -0.81% 68
Cambridgeshire 0 308 £38,500 +1.31% 53
Bedfordshire +1 280 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Essex +1 247 £40,000 - 26
Suffolk -2 148 £40,000 - 13
Norfolk -5 38 £28,000 -13.84% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1322 (43.57%) MS Excel
2 1296 (42.72%) Windows
3 1091 (35.96%) SQL Server
4 972 (32.04%) .NET
4 972 (32.04%) SQL
5 820 (27.03%) C#
6 770 (25.38%) Active Directory
7 611 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
8 596 (19.64%) MS Office
9 588 (19.38%) VMware
10 572 (18.85%) ASP.NET
11 541 (17.83%) HTML
12 524 (17.27%) JavaScript
13 480 (15.82%) MS Exchange
14 455 (15.00%) Degree
15 454 (14.96%) ITIL
16 412 (13.58%) MVC
17 401 (13.22%) Finance
18 395 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 394 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
20 382 (12.59%) CSS
21 381 (12.56%) SharePoint
22 377 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
23 375 (12.36%) Citrix
24 351 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
25 344 (11.34%) Cisco
26 343 (11.31%) jQuery
27 323 (10.65%) DNS
28 314 (10.35%) Project Management
29 292 (9.62%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 480 (15.82%) MS Exchange
2 381 (12.56%) SharePoint
3 215 (7.09%) IIS
4 211 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 146 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 108 (3.56%) Lync
7 94 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 91 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 69 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
10 63 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 43 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 40 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 33 (1.09%) CMS
14 29 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 24 (0.79%) Tomcat
16 20 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
17 18 (0.59%) JBoss
17 18 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.56%) SAS
19 16 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 1322 (43.57%) MS Excel
2 596 (19.64%) MS Office
3 100 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 94 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 81 (2.67%) MS Project
6 15 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.23%) InDesign
9 7 (0.23%) FrameMaker
9 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
10 5 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.13%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.033%) SPSS
13 1 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 92 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.30%) CA PPM
4 9 (0.30%) AWD
4 9 (0.30%) Magento
5 8 (0.26%) Maximo
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.16%) Tridion
8 5 (0.16%) Primavera
8 5 (0.16%) Unica
9 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.13%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.066%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 201 (6.62%) Office 365
2 136 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (1.32%) SaaS
6 34 (1.12%) PaaS
7 19 (0.63%) IaaS
8 6 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.13%) Yammer
9 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.099%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.099%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.066%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.066%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.033%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.033%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.033%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 323 (10.65%) DNS
2 264 (8.70%) Firewall
3 258 (8.50%) DHCP
4 220 (7.25%) TCP/IP
5 198 (6.53%) WAN
6 190 (6.26%) LAN
7 186 (6.13%) SAN
8 139 (4.58%) VPN
9 114 (3.76%) Internet
10 68 (2.24%) Network Security
11 65 (2.14%) LDAP
12 60 (1.98%) VLAN
13 55 (1.81%) HTTP
14 53 (1.75%) FTP
15 50 (1.65%) VoIP
15 50 (1.65%) SSL
16 42 (1.38%) NAS
17 34 (1.12%) iSCSI
18 33 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1091 (35.96%) SQL Server
2 224 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 162 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 125 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 116 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 112 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 98 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 94 (3.10%) MySQL
9 74 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 56 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 49 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 45 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 44 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
14 34 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (1.02%) NoSQL
16 30 (0.99%) MS Access
17 20 (0.66%) DB2
17 20 (0.66%) OLAP
17 20 (0.66%) Data Mining
17 20 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 220 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 177 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 118 (3.89%) NUnit
4 97 (3.20%) Selenium
5 69 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 66 (2.18%) Subversion
7 55 (1.81%) Rhino Mocks
8 52 (1.71%) Git (software)
9 51 (1.68%) JIRA
10 44 (1.45%) Moq
11 30 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 29 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 25 (0.82%) Jenkins
14 21 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
15 19 (0.63%) MSTest
16 16 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
16 16 (0.53%) HP UFT
17 15 (0.49%) ReSharper
18 13 (0.43%) JUnit
18 13 (0.43%) NSubstitute
General
1 401 (13.22%) Finance
2 116 (3.82%) Retail
3 84 (2.77%) Marketing
4 82 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 60 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 51 (1.68%) Back Office
7 42 (1.38%) Legal
8 38 (1.25%) Publishing
8 38 (1.25%) Electronics
9 37 (1.22%) Banking
10 32 (1.05%) Advertising
11 25 (0.82%) Games
12 20 (0.66%) Front Office
13 17 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.56%) Automotive
14 12 (0.40%) Law
15 10 (0.33%) French Language
15 10 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.26%) German Language
17 7 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 699 (23.04%) Developer
2 519 (17.11%) Analyst
3 267 (8.80%) .NET Developer
4 209 (6.89%) Support Analyst
5 206 (6.79%) C# Developer
6 187 (6.16%) Architect
7 172 (5.67%) Consultant
8 171 (5.64%) Support Engineer
9 161 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 148 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 144 (4.75%) Software Engineer
12 127 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 126 (4.15%) Administrator
13 126 (4.15%) Software Developer
14 119 (3.92%) Project Manager
15 112 (3.69%) Web Developer
16 85 (2.80%) ASP.NET Developer
16 85 (2.80%) IT Support
17 83 (2.74%) Technical Support
18 82 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 972 (32.04%) .NET
2 572 (18.85%) ASP.NET
3 541 (17.83%) HTML
4 382 (12.59%) CSS
5 343 (11.31%) jQuery
6 267 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 238 (7.84%) Web Services
8 227 (7.48%) XML
9 189 (6.23%) WCF
10 185 (6.10%) .NET Framework
11 150 (4.94%) HTML5
12 116 (3.82%) Ajax
13 99 (3.26%) WPF
14 97 (3.20%) XSLT
15 92 (3.03%) Entity Framework
16 91 (3.00%) Silverlight
17 89 (2.93%) CSS3
18 86 (2.83%) WinForms
19 77 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
20 75 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 287 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 170 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 144 (4.75%) Management Information System
5 123 (4.05%) Blackberry
6 117 (3.86%) Mathematics
7 98 (3.23%) Clustering
8 93 (3.07%) Replication
9 75 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
10 59 (1.94%) N-Tier
11 54 (1.78%) Statistics
12 53 (1.75%) User Experience
13 47 (1.55%) Client/Server
14 45 (1.48%) iPad
15 38 (1.25%) FMCG
16 37 (1.22%) iPhone
17 36 (1.19%) Fat Client
17 36 (1.19%) Thin Client
18 34 (1.12%) CMDB
19 31 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1296 (42.72%) Windows
2 394 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 351 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 243 (8.01%) Linux
5 218 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 215 (7.09%) Windows 7
7 132 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 121 (3.99%) Android
9 96 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 95 (3.13%) Apple iOS
11 77 (2.54%) UNIX
12 52 (1.71%) Windows 2000
13 41 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 39 (1.29%) Solaris
15 34 (1.12%) AIX
16 27 (0.89%) Windows Vista
17 26 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
19 10 (0.33%) Mac OS
20 8 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (14.96%) ITIL
3 412 (13.58%) MVC
4 314 (10.35%) Project Management
5 269 (8.87%) Scrum
6 240 (7.91%) TDD
7 207 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 205 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 204 (6.72%) Mentoring
10 196 (6.46%) Change Management
11 184 (6.06%) SDLC
12 172 (5.67%) CRM
13 163 (5.37%) OO
14 129 (4.25%) Time Management
15 123 (4.05%) Web Development
15 123 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
16 120 (3.96%) E-Commerce
16 120 (3.96%) SOA
17 119 (3.92%) Migration
18 118 (3.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 972 (32.04%) SQL
2 820 (27.03%) C#
3 524 (17.27%) JavaScript
4 204 (6.72%) Java
5 183 (6.03%) T-SQL
6 178 (5.87%) PowerShell
7 112 (3.69%) C
8 104 (3.43%) VB.NET
9 103 (3.39%) VB
10 97 (3.20%) C++
11 78 (2.57%) Objective-C
12 71 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 57 (1.88%) VBScript
14 54 (1.78%) PHP
15 34 (1.12%) Perl
15 34 (1.12%) VBA
16 32 (1.05%) Python
17 28 (0.92%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.63%) VB6
18 19 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 455 (15.00%) Degree
2 395 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 174 (5.74%) MCP
4 151 (4.98%) MCSE
5 139 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (3.86%) MCSA
7 94 (3.10%) CCNA
8 84 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
9 73 (2.41%) MCITP
9 73 (2.41%) Security Cleared
10 68 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 64 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 58 (1.91%) CCNP
13 48 (1.58%) ISEB
14 39 (1.29%) A+ Certification
15 36 (1.19%) MCTS
16 34 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 31 (1.02%) ISTQB
18 25 (0.82%) PMI Certification
19 23 (0.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.61%) SLA
2 130 (4.28%) QA
3 17 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.26%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.16%) ISO 9002
7 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.13%) RosettaNet
8 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.13%) GMP
8 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.099%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.066%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.033%) DO-160
System Software
1 770 (25.38%) Active Directory
2 377 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (5.57%) Hyper-V
4 119 (3.92%) XenApp
5 118 (3.89%) vSphere
5 118 (3.89%) VMware ESX
6 84 (2.77%) XenDesktop
7 61 (2.01%) Terminal Services
8 57 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.12%) vCloud
10 19 (0.63%) XenServer
11 14 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.40%) Xen
13 11 (0.36%) NFS
13 11 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.33%) Firmware
15 9 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.26%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 118 (3.89%) SCCM
2 77 (2.54%) SCOM
3 62 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 48 (1.58%) WSUS
5 43 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 26 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 20 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 18 (0.59%) Tivoli
10 15 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 14 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.36%) logstash
13 10 (0.33%) Puppet
14 9 (0.30%) MOM
15 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (0.26%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 6 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
17 6 (0.20%) Nagios
17 6 (0.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 588 (19.38%) VMware
2 375 (12.36%) Citrix
3 344 (11.34%) Cisco
4 292 (9.62%) Oracle
5 176 (5.80%) HP
6 101 (3.33%) IBM
7 91 (3.00%) CheckPoint
8 79 (2.60%) Symantec
9 71 (2.34%) Apple
10 64 (2.11%) NetApp
11 63 (2.08%) SAP
12 57 (1.88%) Sophos
13 45 (1.48%) SolarWinds
14 33 (1.09%) Intel
15 32 (1.05%) BMC
16 31 (1.02%) Veritas
17 29 (0.96%) Dell
18 26 (0.86%) Red Hat
19 25 (0.82%) Tableau
19 25 (0.82%) SonicWALL
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus & full bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allow, Health + Pen
Posted: 2 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Base+Prospects
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus car allowance etc.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
A1 Personnel Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: car allowance + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ampersand Consulting
Posted: 13 hours ago
Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + training, pension, gym, 25 days
Posted: 19 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + 8 weeks holiday
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Salary: £44000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 22 hours ago