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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1637 1816 1698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 18.72% 20.93% 18.27%
As % of the Vendors category 38.27% 41.93% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1365 1638 1460
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4277 4331 4214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 48.91% 49.92% 45.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3499 3711 3511
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 395 £35,000 - 44
Cambridgeshire -2 369 £38,500 +2.66% 58
Bedfordshire -1 360 £42,500 -1.16% 38
Essex -1 283 £37,500 - 30
Suffolk -4 156 £40,000 - 14
Norfolk 0 80 £30,000 -7.69% 15
East Anglia -2 3 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1218 (42.17%) Windows
2 1154 (39.96%) SQL Server
3 1153 (39.92%) MS Excel
4 996 (34.49%) SQL
5 966 (33.45%) .NET
6 860 (29.78%) C#
7 566 (19.60%) ASP.NET
8 538 (18.63%) MS Office
9 537 (18.59%) Active Directory
10 467 (16.17%) Finance
11 456 (15.79%) VMware
12 451 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 448 (15.51%) SharePoint
14 420 (14.54%) MS Exchange
15 408 (14.13%) Degree
16 384 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 359 (12.43%) JavaScript
18 348 (12.05%) HTML
19 331 (11.46%) ITIL
20 327 (11.32%) Web Services
21 318 (11.01%) Citrix
22 296 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
23 293 (10.15%) SQL Server 2008
24 289 (10.01%) CSS
24 289 (10.01%) T-SQL
25 282 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
26 278 (9.63%) Firewall
27 271 (9.38%) WCF
28 267 (9.25%) MVC
29 266 (9.21%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 448 (15.51%) SharePoint
2 420 (14.54%) MS Exchange
3 223 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 209 (7.24%) IIS
5 145 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 111 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 102 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 91 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
9 82 (2.84%) Lync
10 64 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
11 45 (1.56%) CMS
11 45 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 44 (1.52%) WebSphere
12 44 (1.52%) Tomcat
13 38 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 33 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
14 33 (1.14%) MQSeries
15 32 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
16 31 (1.07%) Apache
17 20 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1153 (39.92%) MS Excel
2 538 (18.63%) MS Office
3 71 (2.46%) MS Project
4 66 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.38%) PowerPivot
7 11 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.31%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.17%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.10%) Mingle
13 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.069%) InDesign
14 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.035%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.035%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 97 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.17%) Magento
7 5 (0.17%) Exstream
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.14%) GoldMine
8 4 (0.14%) assyst
8 4 (0.14%) AWD
9 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.069%) BASE24
10 2 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.069%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (1.87%) Office 365
3 44 (1.52%) SaaS
4 19 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.45%) IaaS
6 12 (0.42%) PaaS
7 8 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.035%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 278 (9.63%) Firewall
2 251 (8.69%) DNS
3 201 (6.96%) SAN
4 195 (6.75%) LAN
5 188 (6.51%) TCP/IP
6 174 (6.02%) WAN
7 159 (5.51%) DHCP
8 158 (5.47%) VPN
9 115 (3.98%) Internet
10 78 (2.70%) HTTP
11 70 (2.42%) NAS
12 60 (2.08%) iSCSI
13 58 (2.01%) VoIP
14 55 (1.90%) FTP
15 45 (1.56%) Network Security
16 41 (1.42%) Wireless
17 39 (1.35%) SSL
18 36 (1.25%) VLAN
19 32 (1.11%) NetScaler
20 24 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1154 (39.96%) SQL Server
2 293 (10.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 263 (9.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 179 (6.20%) Relational Database
5 176 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 128 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 117 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 97 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
9 73 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 71 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
11 55 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 51 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 44 (1.52%) MySQL
14 40 (1.39%) OLAP
15 39 (1.35%) DB2
16 35 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
16 35 (1.21%) MS Access
17 27 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 24 (0.83%) NoSQL
19 23 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 205 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 192 (6.65%) Visual Studio
3 91 (3.15%) NUnit
4 85 (2.94%) Subversion
5 60 (2.08%) MSTest
6 50 (1.73%) Moq
7 39 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
8 32 (1.11%) JIRA
9 25 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 20 (0.69%) Selenium
12 16 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
13 15 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.42%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.42%) Git (software)
15 11 (0.38%) Mercurial
16 9 (0.31%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.28%) TestDirector
17 8 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
18 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 467 (16.17%) Finance
2 138 (4.78%) Retail
3 75 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 73 (2.53%) Marketing
5 66 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 42 (1.45%) Back Office
7 38 (1.32%) Advertising
8 33 (1.14%) Electronics
9 30 (1.04%) Banking
10 28 (0.97%) Legal
11 25 (0.87%) Publishing
12 23 (0.80%) Automotive
13 15 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.38%) Local Government
16 10 (0.35%) Games
17 9 (0.31%) Billing
17 9 (0.31%) German Language
18 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 834 (28.88%) Developer
2 604 (20.91%) Analyst
3 234 (8.10%) .NET Developer
4 219 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 209 (7.24%) Architect
6 203 (7.03%) Support Analyst
7 171 (5.92%) C# Developer
8 133 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 131 (4.54%) Administrator
10 126 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 120 (4.16%) Software Developer
12 115 (3.98%) Consultant
13 107 (3.70%) IT Support
14 104 (3.60%) Business Analyst
15 102 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 94 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
17 89 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
18 86 (2.98%) Software Engineer
19 83 (2.87%) DBA
20 77 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 966 (33.45%) .NET
2 566 (19.60%) ASP.NET
3 348 (12.05%) HTML
4 327 (11.32%) Web Services
5 289 (10.01%) CSS
6 271 (9.38%) WCF
7 266 (9.21%) XML
8 203 (7.03%) .NET Framework
9 176 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 158 (5.47%) WPF
11 147 (5.09%) WinForms
12 146 (5.06%) jQuery
13 133 (4.61%) Silverlight
14 91 (3.15%) SOAP
15 88 (3.05%) HTML5
16 83 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 73 (2.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 65 (2.25%) Ajax
19 64 (2.22%) XSLT
19 64 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 125 (4.33%) Management Information System
2 121 (4.19%) N-Tier
3 111 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 93 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
5 88 (3.05%) Replication
6 84 (2.91%) Clustering
7 81 (2.80%) Blackberry
8 58 (2.01%) Mathematics
9 42 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
10 37 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.00%) Fat Client
12 29 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 27 (0.93%) iPad
13 27 (0.93%) Open Source
14 26 (0.90%) Firmware
15 22 (0.76%) PKI
16 19 (0.66%) iPhone
17 17 (0.59%) Smartphone
18 14 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1218 (42.17%) Windows
2 384 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 296 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 212 (7.34%) Windows 7
5 195 (6.75%) Linux
6 177 (6.13%) Windows XP
7 110 (3.81%) UNIX
8 108 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 94 (3.25%) Windows 8
10 88 (3.05%) Windows Vista
11 50 (1.73%) Android
12 44 (1.52%) Solaris
13 39 (1.35%) AIX
14 35 (1.21%) Windows 2000
15 29 (1.00%) Apple iOS
16 17 (0.59%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (11.46%) ITIL
2 267 (9.25%) MVC
3 261 (9.04%) TDD
4 259 (8.97%) Scrum
5 253 (8.76%) Project Management
6 232 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
7 217 (7.51%) Software Engineering
8 173 (5.99%) CRM
9 160 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
10 154 (5.33%) OO
11 138 (4.78%) E-Commerce
12 130 (4.50%) PRINCE2
13 124 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 124 (4.29%) SOA
14 117 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
15 105 (3.64%) Business Analysis
16 96 (3.32%) Migration
17 94 (3.25%) UML
18 90 (3.12%) Multithreading
19 87 (3.01%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 996 (34.49%) SQL
2 860 (29.78%) C#
3 359 (12.43%) JavaScript
4 289 (10.01%) T-SQL
5 214 (7.41%) Java
6 113 (3.91%) VB.NET
7 110 (3.81%) VB
8 79 (2.74%) C++
9 77 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 63 (2.18%) VBA
10 63 (2.18%) C
11 62 (2.15%) PHP
12 61 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 45 (1.56%) Perl
14 31 (1.07%) VBScript
15 25 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.83%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.66%) VB6
18 14 (0.48%) Tcl
19 13 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 451 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 408 (14.13%) Degree
3 183 (6.34%) MCSE
4 155 (5.37%) MCP
5 112 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (3.70%) MCITP
7 100 (3.46%) CCNA
8 89 (3.08%) Security Cleared
9 81 (2.80%) MCTS
10 74 (2.56%) MCSA
11 52 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 48 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (1.59%) CCNP
14 44 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
15 41 (1.42%) MCSD
16 33 (1.14%) SC Cleared
17 28 (0.97%) CCIA
18 24 (0.83%) ISEB
19 23 (0.80%) CCA
19 23 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.16%) SLA
2 79 (2.74%) QA
3 40 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (1.25%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.24%) GAMP
7 7 (0.24%) GCP
7 7 (0.24%) GMP
8 6 (0.21%) COBIT
9 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.069%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.069%) HL7
11 1 (0.035%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.035%) P3O
11 1 (0.035%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.035%) TickIT
System Software
1 537 (18.59%) Active Directory
2 282 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 85 (2.94%) vSphere
5 66 (2.29%) XenApp
6 64 (2.22%) Terminal Services
7 54 (1.87%) XenDesktop
8 47 (1.63%) VMware ESX
9 46 (1.59%) ISA Server
10 44 (1.52%) XenServer
11 33 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
12 25 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
13 22 (0.76%) UAG
14 15 (0.52%) KVM
15 13 (0.45%) MetaFrame
16 12 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.38%) NFS
18 7 (0.24%) Terminal Server
19 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 98 (3.39%) SCCM
2 61 (2.11%) SCOM
3 42 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 38 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 32 (1.11%) WSUS
6 27 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 20 (0.69%) Puppet
7 20 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.59%) Nagios
9 16 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (0.48%) OpenSSO
11 12 (0.42%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.42%) SCSM
12 11 (0.38%) SCDPM
12 11 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.31%) MOM
14 8 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.28%) HP SIM
15 7 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 456 (15.79%) VMware
2 318 (11.01%) Citrix
3 264 (9.14%) Cisco
4 261 (9.04%) Oracle
5 140 (4.85%) HP
6 95 (3.29%) NetApp
7 90 (3.12%) Symantec
8 73 (2.53%) IBM
9 60 (2.08%) SAP
10 55 (1.90%) Apple
11 48 (1.66%) Cognos
12 46 (1.59%) Adobe
13 41 (1.42%) McAfee
14 35 (1.21%) Dell
15 34 (1.18%) Google
16 33 (1.14%) CheckPoint
17 31 (1.07%) Juniper
17 31 (1.07%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.93%) Civica
18 27 (0.93%) EMC
Essex
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Day Up to £70,000 + bonus + benefit
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + pension, life insurance, childcare voucers
Posted: 18 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bidwells
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 42k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University of Cambridge
Salary: From £26,527 to £30,728 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
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Salary: £45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: Highly Competitive + Package
Posted: Yesterday