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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1520 1307 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.79% 18.30% 19.50%
As % of the Vendors category 44.37% 39.17% 40.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1204 1093 1449
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
3426 3337 4068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 46.87% 46.72% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2718 2687 3444
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +5 462 £42,500 +18.05% 70
Cambridgeshire +4 353 £37,100 -6.66% 44
Essex +1 274 £37,500 - 38
Bedfordshire +1 252 £45,000 +7.14% 24
Suffolk 0 125 £40,000 - 26
Norfolk +5 79 £30,000 -7.69% 17
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1316 (43.02%) MS Excel
2 1258 (41.12%) Windows
3 1022 (33.41%) SQL Server
4 978 (31.97%) .NET
5 933 (30.50%) SQL
6 834 (27.26%) C#
7 696 (22.75%) Active Directory
8 587 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
9 574 (18.76%) ASP.NET
10 555 (18.14%) MS Office
11 517 (16.90%) VMware
12 506 (16.54%) JavaScript
13 490 (16.02%) HTML
14 437 (14.29%) Degree
15 417 (13.63%) MS Exchange
16 407 (13.31%) MVC
17 406 (13.27%) ITIL
18 399 (13.04%) Finance
19 398 (13.01%) SharePoint
20 353 (11.54%) CSS
21 341 (11.15%) Citrix
22 320 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 310 (10.13%) Scrum
24 305 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
24 305 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
25 303 (9.91%) Oracle
26 292 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
27 279 (9.12%) Cisco
28 271 (8.86%) DNS
29 270 (8.83%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 417 (13.63%) MS Exchange
2 398 (13.01%) SharePoint
3 251 (8.21%) IIS
4 197 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 136 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 94 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 81 (2.65%) Lync
8 73 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 60 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 54 (1.77%) JBoss
10 54 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 47 (1.54%) CMS
12 46 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 41 (1.34%) WebSphere
14 39 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
15 29 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 26 (0.85%) Tomcat
17 24 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
17 24 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
17 24 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1316 (43.02%) MS Excel
2 555 (18.14%) MS Office
3 111 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 88 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 85 (2.78%) MS Project
6 17 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.23%) InDesign
8 7 (0.23%) FrameMaker
9 6 (0.20%) S-PLUS
10 5 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.098%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.033%) Simulink
12 1 (0.033%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.033%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 106 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.95%) Agresso
3 23 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.33%) CA PPM
5 10 (0.33%) Maximo
6 9 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.23%) Magento
8 6 (0.20%) SalesLogix
9 5 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.16%) AWD
10 4 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
10 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.098%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.098%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 96 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (2.65%) Office 365
3 62 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.21%) SaaS
5 24 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.49%) IaaS
7 13 (0.42%) PaaS
8 7 (0.23%) Yammer
9 5 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.065%) GitHub
10 2 (0.065%) Terremark
11 1 (0.033%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (8.86%) DNS
2 218 (7.13%) Firewall
3 204 (6.67%) SAN
4 198 (6.47%) DHCP
5 165 (5.39%) WAN
6 161 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 144 (4.71%) LAN
8 132 (4.32%) VPN
9 125 (4.09%) Internet
10 72 (2.35%) FTP
11 48 (1.57%) HTTP
12 46 (1.50%) VoIP
12 46 (1.50%) Network Security
13 39 (1.27%) iSCSI
14 35 (1.14%) NAS
14 35 (1.14%) VLAN
15 34 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
16 31 (1.01%) SSL
17 30 (0.98%) Wireless
18 26 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1022 (33.41%) SQL Server
2 292 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 157 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 153 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 106 (3.47%) Relational Database
7 104 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 90 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 86 (2.81%) Oracle Database
10 75 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 64 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 63 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
13 59 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 56 (1.83%) MySQL
15 41 (1.34%) MS Access
16 31 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
17 30 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
17 30 (0.98%) DB2
18 22 (0.72%) OLAP
19 21 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 231 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 225 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 115 (3.76%) NUnit
4 77 (2.52%) Selenium
5 71 (2.32%) JIRA
6 69 (2.26%) TeamCity
7 63 (2.06%) Rhino Mocks
8 61 (1.99%) Git (software)
9 53 (1.73%) Moq
10 51 (1.67%) Subversion
11 40 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 33 (1.08%) SpecFlow
13 32 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
14 24 (0.78%) Jenkins
15 20 (0.65%) MSTest
15 20 (0.65%) JUnit
15 20 (0.65%) Toad
16 18 (0.59%) Jasmine
17 17 (0.56%) NSubstitute
17 17 (0.56%) FinalBuilder
General
1 399 (13.04%) Finance
2 94 (3.07%) Retail
3 78 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 59 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 51 (1.67%) Marketing
6 46 (1.50%) Back Office
7 43 (1.41%) Publishing
8 36 (1.18%) Legal
9 35 (1.14%) Electronics
10 34 (1.11%) Automotive
10 34 (1.11%) Advertising
11 29 (0.95%) Law
12 28 (0.92%) Banking
13 24 (0.78%) Games
14 13 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.29%) Local Government
17 7 (0.23%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.16%) Front Office
18 5 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 769 (25.14%) Developer
2 549 (17.95%) Analyst
3 257 (8.40%) .NET Developer
4 201 (6.57%) C# Developer
5 198 (6.47%) Support Analyst
6 188 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 184 (6.02%) Architect
8 174 (5.69%) Consultant
9 172 (5.62%) Senior Developer
10 154 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 146 (4.77%) Software Developer
12 122 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 115 (3.76%) Administrator
14 113 (3.69%) Project Manager
15 112 (3.66%) IT Support
16 104 (3.40%) Software Engineer
17 95 (3.11%) Service Analyst
18 94 (3.07%) Junior
19 93 (3.04%) Web Developer
20 87 (2.84%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 978 (31.97%) .NET
2 574 (18.76%) ASP.NET
3 490 (16.02%) HTML
4 353 (11.54%) CSS
5 256 (8.37%) jQuery
6 250 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 245 (8.01%) Web Services
7 245 (8.01%) XML
8 244 (7.98%) WCF
9 177 (5.79%) .NET Framework
10 129 (4.22%) HTML5
11 121 (3.96%) WPF
11 121 (3.96%) Silverlight
12 119 (3.89%) Ajax
13 116 (3.79%) WinForms
14 103 (3.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 93 (3.04%) Middleware
16 87 (2.84%) J2EE
17 72 (2.35%) XSLT
18 69 (2.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 208 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (5.92%) Computer Science
3 133 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 103 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 100 (3.27%) Clustering
6 87 (2.84%) Mathematics
7 78 (2.55%) N-Tier
8 62 (2.03%) Replication
9 52 (1.70%) User Experience
10 42 (1.37%) Open Source
11 40 (1.31%) iPad
12 35 (1.14%) Statistics
13 31 (1.01%) AS400
14 30 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.95%) iPhone
16 26 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 24 (0.78%) Client/Server
18 19 (0.62%) FMCG
18 19 (0.62%) Visualisation
19 18 (0.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1258 (41.12%) Windows
2 305 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 270 (8.83%) Linux
4 240 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 217 (7.09%) Windows 7
6 167 (5.46%) Windows XP
7 162 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 127 (4.15%) UNIX
9 113 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 86 (2.81%) Android
11 65 (2.12%) Apple iOS
12 55 (1.80%) Solaris
13 48 (1.57%) Windows 2000
14 34 (1.11%) AIX
15 33 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 27 (0.88%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
19 10 (0.33%) Mac OS
20 9 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (13.31%) MVC
3 406 (13.27%) ITIL
4 310 (10.13%) Scrum
5 249 (8.14%) TDD
6 237 (7.75%) Project Management
7 215 (7.03%) Software Engineering
8 176 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 164 (5.36%) OO
10 157 (5.13%) CRM
11 156 (5.10%) Mentoring
12 139 (4.54%) E-Commerce
13 135 (4.41%) Web Development
14 133 (4.35%) SOA
14 133 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
15 124 (4.05%) PRINCE2
16 121 (3.96%) Service Delivery
17 108 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 101 (3.30%) Change Management
19 95 (3.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 933 (30.50%) SQL
2 834 (27.26%) C#
3 506 (16.54%) JavaScript
4 230 (7.52%) Java
5 186 (6.08%) T-SQL
6 167 (5.46%) PowerShell
7 135 (4.41%) VB.NET
8 120 (3.92%) VB
9 96 (3.14%) C++
10 68 (2.22%) Python
11 65 (2.12%) C
12 52 (1.70%) PHP
12 52 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 51 (1.67%) VBA
14 47 (1.54%) VB6
15 46 (1.50%) Shell Script
16 45 (1.47%) Perl
17 39 (1.27%) VBScript
18 32 (1.05%) Objective-C
19 29 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 437 (14.29%) Degree
2 320 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (4.71%) MCSE
4 112 (3.66%) MCP
5 107 (3.50%) MCSA
6 102 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 98 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (2.94%) SC Cleared
9 84 (2.75%) MCITP
10 72 (2.35%) VCP4
10 72 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
11 65 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 60 (1.96%) CCNA
13 53 (1.73%) ISEB
14 47 (1.54%) MCTS
15 46 (1.50%) CCNP
16 40 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 40 (1.31%) A+ Certification
17 35 (1.14%) PMI Certification
18 33 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (5.13%) SLA
2 129 (4.22%) QA
3 25 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.46%) ISO 8583
6 9 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.098%) WCAG
9 3 (0.098%) HL7
9 3 (0.098%) GMP
9 3 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.065%) GAMP
10 2 (0.065%) GCP
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 696 (22.75%) Active Directory
2 305 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 113 (3.69%) vSphere
5 93 (3.04%) XenApp
6 89 (2.91%) VMware ESX
7 77 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 46 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (1.05%) vCloud
10 18 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (0.56%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.39%) XenServer
13 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.26%) Xen
15 7 (0.23%) NFS
15 7 (0.23%) Firmware
16 6 (0.20%) NLBS
17 5 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.16%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 123 (4.02%) SCCM
2 81 (2.65%) Backup Exec
3 71 (2.32%) SCOM
4 48 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 37 (1.21%) Tivoli
6 32 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 27 (0.88%) WSUS
8 22 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (0.65%) Puppet
10 19 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 18 (0.59%) MOM
11 18 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (0.56%) logstash
12 17 (0.56%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 11 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.23%) SCOrch
16 6 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 6 (0.20%) Nagios
17 5 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 517 (16.90%) VMware
2 341 (11.15%) Citrix
3 303 (9.91%) Oracle
4 279 (9.12%) Cisco
5 186 (6.08%) HP
6 111 (3.63%) Symantec
7 105 (3.43%) IBM
8 70 (2.29%) NetApp
9 63 (2.06%) Sophos
10 59 (1.93%) SAP
11 56 (1.83%) Apple
12 45 (1.47%) EMC
13 40 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 35 (1.14%) Sitecore
15 32 (1.05%) Veritas
16 28 (0.92%) Dell
17 27 (0.88%) Cognos
17 27 (0.88%) 3PAR
18 25 (0.82%) Tableau
18 25 (0.82%) Veeam
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Premier IT
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
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Salary: £20k - 30k per year + package
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Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Sanderson
Salary: £40 - £50 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £16000.00 - £19000.00 per annum
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Salary: Highly Competitive + Benefits
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bens
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Hays - Computacenter
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Salary: competitive + benefits
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Mothercare
Salary: competitive + benefits
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Mothercare
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