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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1535 1326 1797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.78% 19.51% 20.18%
As % of the Vendors category 42.10% 43.19% 44.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1105 1599
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
3646 3070 4074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 46.98% 45.16% 45.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2911 2457 3464
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +2 445 £45,000 +25.00% 29
Cambridgeshire +3 368 £35,000 -6.66% 50
Essex -5 261 £40,000 +6.66% 26
Bedfordshire 0 249 £45,000 - 26
Suffolk +3 124 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Norfolk +8 102 £30,000 -3.22% 12
East Anglia - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1231 (41.69%) MS Excel
2 1213 (41.08%) Windows
3 924 (31.29%) .NET
4 893 (30.24%) SQL Server
5 863 (29.22%) SQL
6 828 (28.04%) C#
7 619 (20.96%) Active Directory
8 571 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
9 557 (18.86%) MS Office
10 553 (18.73%) ASP.NET
11 448 (15.17%) VMware
12 431 (14.60%) Degree
13 394 (13.34%) JavaScript
14 391 (13.24%) SharePoint
15 387 (13.11%) HTML
16 383 (12.97%) ITIL
17 369 (12.50%) MS Exchange
18 361 (12.22%) Finance
19 357 (12.09%) MVC
20 317 (10.73%) Citrix
21 316 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
22 302 (10.23%) Oracle
23 301 (10.19%) Scrum
24 292 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
25 286 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
26 276 (9.35%) CSS
27 269 (9.11%) Linux
28 261 (8.84%) DNS
29 247 (8.36%) WCF
30 246 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 391 (13.24%) SharePoint
2 369 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 237 (8.03%) IIS
4 146 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 123 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 83 (2.81%) Lync
7 72 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 70 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 61 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
10 50 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
11 46 (1.56%) CMS
11 46 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 44 (1.49%) WebSphere
13 41 (1.39%) JBoss
14 31 (1.05%) Tomcat
15 27 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (0.91%) Apache
16 25 (0.85%) MQSeries
17 24 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1231 (41.69%) MS Excel
2 557 (18.86%) MS Office
3 104 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 69 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.69%) MS Project
6 13 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.24%) FrameMaker
9 6 (0.20%) Simulink
10 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.17%) InDesign
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.068%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.068%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.068%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.034%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.034%) NASTRAN
13 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 127 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.98%) Agresso
3 26 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.34%) Magento
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.17%) SalesLogix
8 5 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
9 4 (0.14%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.10%) AWD
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.10%) Maximo
10 3 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (2.37%) Office 365
3 65 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (1.86%) SaaS
5 26 (0.88%) PaaS
6 22 (0.75%) IaaS
7 16 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.27%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.17%) Terremark
10 2 (0.068%) GitHub
11 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 261 (8.84%) DNS
2 207 (7.01%) Firewall
3 181 (6.13%) DHCP
4 179 (6.06%) SAN
5 171 (5.79%) WAN
6 158 (5.35%) TCP/IP
7 154 (5.22%) LAN
8 116 (3.93%) VPN
9 112 (3.79%) Internet
10 85 (2.88%) FTP
11 61 (2.07%) HTTP
12 55 (1.86%) VoIP
13 37 (1.25%) NAS
14 35 (1.19%) iSCSI
15 34 (1.15%) Network Security
16 31 (1.05%) Wireless
16 31 (1.05%) Intranet
17 30 (1.02%) VLAN
18 29 (0.98%) SSH
19 26 (0.88%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 893 (30.24%) SQL Server
2 246 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 149 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 127 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 98 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 97 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 91 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 66 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 63 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 61 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
10 61 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
12 46 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 39 (1.32%) MySQL
14 38 (1.29%) DB2
15 34 (1.15%) MS Access
16 27 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 27 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 23 (0.78%) OLAP
18 16 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 242 (8.20%) Visual Studio
2 230 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 111 (3.76%) NUnit
4 68 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
5 63 (2.13%) JIRA
6 60 (2.03%) TeamCity
7 57 (1.93%) Selenium
8 55 (1.86%) Subversion
9 52 (1.76%) Moq
10 44 (1.49%) Git (software)
11 30 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 27 (0.91%) Toad
13 22 (0.75%) SpecFlow
14 19 (0.64%) MSTest
15 18 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
16 17 (0.58%) Jasmine
17 16 (0.54%) FinalBuilder
17 16 (0.54%) Log4Net
17 16 (0.54%) NSubstitute
18 13 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 361 (12.22%) Finance
2 107 (3.62%) Retail
3 77 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 70 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 49 (1.66%) Advertising
6 36 (1.22%) Back Office
6 36 (1.22%) Marketing
7 32 (1.08%) Law
8 28 (0.95%) Automotive
9 27 (0.91%) Banking
10 25 (0.85%) Legal
11 24 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (0.78%) Publishing
13 20 (0.68%) Electronics
14 14 (0.47%) Local Government
15 13 (0.44%) Games
16 9 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.24%) Front Office
18 5 (0.17%) Military
18 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 770 (26.08%) Developer
2 524 (17.74%) Analyst
3 251 (8.50%) .NET Developer
4 202 (6.84%) Architect
4 202 (6.84%) Support Engineer
5 180 (6.10%) Support Analyst
6 169 (5.72%) C# Developer
7 163 (5.52%) Senior Developer
7 163 (5.52%) Consultant
8 143 (4.84%) Software Developer
9 137 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 133 (4.50%) Administrator
11 124 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 120 (4.06%) Junior
13 111 (3.76%) IT Support
14 99 (3.35%) Team Leader
15 97 (3.28%) Service Analyst
16 89 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
17 80 (2.71%) Software Engineer
18 79 (2.68%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 924 (31.29%) .NET
2 553 (18.73%) ASP.NET
3 387 (13.11%) HTML
4 276 (9.35%) CSS
5 247 (8.36%) WCF
6 238 (8.06%) Web Services
7 218 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 209 (7.08%) XML
9 196 (6.64%) jQuery
10 169 (5.72%) .NET Framework
11 148 (5.01%) WPF
12 128 (4.33%) WinForms
13 114 (3.86%) Silverlight
14 112 (3.79%) HTML5
15 111 (3.76%) Middleware
16 98 (3.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 85 (2.88%) Ajax
18 65 (2.20%) LINQ
19 62 (2.10%) J2EE
20 54 (1.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 102 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 97 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 91 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 80 (2.71%) Clustering
7 67 (2.27%) N-Tier
8 57 (1.93%) User Experience
9 47 (1.59%) Replication
10 41 (1.39%) Open Source
11 26 (0.88%) iPad
12 23 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 23 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.75%) iPhone
13 22 (0.75%) PKI
14 21 (0.71%) AS400
15 18 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (0.61%) Visualisation
16 17 (0.58%) Statistics
17 16 (0.54%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1213 (41.08%) Windows
2 292 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 269 (9.11%) Linux
4 199 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (6.10%) Windows 7
6 162 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 149 (5.05%) Windows XP
8 141 (4.77%) UNIX
9 99 (3.35%) Windows 8
10 59 (2.00%) Android
11 55 (1.86%) Solaris
12 50 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 37 (1.25%) AIX
14 36 (1.22%) Windows Vista
14 36 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 33 (1.12%) Windows 2000
16 19 (0.64%) CentOS
17 18 (0.61%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (12.97%) ITIL
3 357 (12.09%) MVC
4 301 (10.19%) Scrum
5 243 (8.23%) TDD
6 207 (7.01%) Project Management
7 191 (6.47%) Software Engineering
8 175 (5.93%) CRM
9 164 (5.55%) E-Commerce
10 135 (4.57%) OO
10 135 (4.57%) Mentoring
11 117 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 111 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
12 111 (3.76%) Service Delivery
13 107 (3.62%) Migration
14 104 (3.52%) PRINCE2
15 100 (3.39%) Web Development
16 93 (3.15%) SOA
17 88 (2.98%) Time Management
18 86 (2.91%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 863 (29.22%) SQL
2 828 (28.04%) C#
3 394 (13.34%) JavaScript
4 214 (7.25%) T-SQL
5 202 (6.84%) Java
6 164 (5.55%) VB.NET
7 131 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 103 (3.49%) VB
9 82 (2.78%) C++
10 74 (2.51%) C
11 64 (2.17%) Python
12 60 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 57 (1.93%) Perl
14 48 (1.63%) VB6
15 45 (1.52%) VBA
16 42 (1.42%) PHP
17 32 (1.08%) Bash Shell
18 31 (1.05%) VBScript
19 30 (1.02%) Ruby
20 29 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 431 (14.60%) Degree
2 316 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 135 (4.57%) MCSE
4 95 (3.22%) Security Cleared
5 92 (3.12%) MCITP
6 84 (2.84%) MCP
7 81 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (2.71%) SC Cleared
9 74 (2.51%) MCSA
10 63 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 57 (1.93%) CCNA
12 56 (1.90%) ISEB
13 55 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
14 54 (1.83%) MCTS
15 43 (1.46%) CCNP
16 40 (1.35%) A+ Certification
17 27 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 24 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 23 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 22 (0.75%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (4.77%) SLA
2 94 (3.18%) QA
3 24 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.30%) ISO 9000
4 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.17%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.10%) WCAG
8 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.10%) GAMP
8 3 (0.10%) GCP
8 3 (0.10%) GMP
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 619 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 286 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 91 (3.08%) vSphere
5 87 (2.95%) VMware ESX
6 76 (2.57%) XenApp
7 66 (2.24%) XenDesktop
8 45 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.78%) vCloud
11 21 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (0.54%) XenServer
13 10 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.24%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.24%) Firmware
16 6 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.20%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 105 (3.56%) SCCM
2 62 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 53 (1.79%) SCOM
4 41 (1.39%) Tivoli
5 30 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 28 (0.95%) Puppet
7 26 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 26 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.78%) MOM
9 21 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.54%) logstash
11 15 (0.51%) SCVMM
12 14 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.34%) WSUS
15 9 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
15 9 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 8 (0.27%) SCOrch
17 6 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 5 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 448 (15.17%) VMware
2 317 (10.73%) Citrix
3 302 (10.23%) Oracle
4 229 (7.75%) Cisco
5 168 (5.69%) HP
6 99 (3.35%) NetApp
7 95 (3.22%) IBM
8 80 (2.71%) Symantec
9 66 (2.24%) SAP
10 52 (1.76%) Apple
11 50 (1.69%) Dell
11 50 (1.69%) EMC
12 38 (1.29%) Sophos
13 36 (1.22%) CheckPoint
14 33 (1.12%) Red Hat
15 26 (0.88%) Sage
15 26 (0.88%) Business Objects
15 26 (0.88%) Sitecore
15 26 (0.88%) Veeam
16 24 (0.81%) Veritas
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