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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1414 1426 1786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 18.40% 20.35% 19.57%
As % of the Vendors category 38.70% 43.07% 41.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1280 1556
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
3654 3311 4270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 47.55% 47.25% 46.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2976 2818 3594
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 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +1 421 £41,500 +3.75% 52
Cambridgeshire -1 359 £37,500 -6.25% 54
Bedfordshire -1 292 £42,500 -5.55% 25
Essex -5 174 £35,000 -17.64% 21
Suffolk -4 93 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Norfolk +6 87 £31,250 -3.84% 18
East Anglia +4 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1243 (41.09%) MS Excel
2 1230 (40.66%) Windows
3 1030 (34.05%) .NET
4 975 (32.23%) SQL Server
5 935 (30.91%) C#
6 915 (30.25%) SQL
7 645 (21.32%) ASP.NET
8 632 (20.89%) MS Office
9 584 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
10 570 (18.84%) Active Directory
11 484 (16.00%) VMware
12 441 (14.58%) Degree
13 416 (13.75%) Finance
14 407 (13.45%) SharePoint
15 398 (13.16%) JavaScript
16 377 (12.46%) HTML
16 377 (12.46%) MVC
17 353 (11.67%) MS Exchange
18 345 (11.40%) ITIL
19 333 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
20 327 (10.81%) Web Services
21 324 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 317 (10.48%) Citrix
23 308 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
24 299 (9.88%) CSS
25 298 (9.85%) T-SQL
26 282 (9.32%) WCF
27 274 (9.06%) Oracle
28 271 (8.96%) Visual Studio
28 271 (8.96%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 407 (13.45%) SharePoint
2 353 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 237 (7.83%) IIS
4 134 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 101 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 94 (3.11%) Lync
7 71 (2.35%) CMS
8 70 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
8 70 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 66 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 64 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
11 53 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 47 (1.55%) Apache
14 41 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 40 (1.32%) Tomcat
16 34 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
17 33 (1.09%) MQSeries
18 31 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
19 24 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1243 (41.09%) MS Excel
2 632 (20.89%) MS Office
3 99 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 80 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 79 (2.61%) MS Project
6 27 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.36%) FrameMaker
9 8 (0.26%) InDesign
9 8 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 5 (0.17%) Simulink
10 5 (0.17%) CorelDRAW
10 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.099%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.033%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 119 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.26%) Agresso
5 8 (0.26%) Magento
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.17%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.17%) arcHouse
8 4 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.099%) SalesLogix
9 3 (0.099%) AWD
9 3 (0.099%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.099%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.099%) LabWindows
10 2 (0.066%) Maximo
10 2 (0.066%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 147 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (3.14%) Office 365
3 75 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (1.88%) SaaS
5 33 (1.09%) PaaS
6 27 (0.89%) IaaS
7 17 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.56%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.17%) Force.com
9 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 221 (7.31%) DNS
2 181 (5.98%) Firewall
3 177 (5.85%) TCP/IP
4 173 (5.72%) LAN
5 152 (5.02%) WAN
6 149 (4.93%) SAN
7 145 (4.79%) DHCP
8 93 (3.07%) Internet
9 80 (2.64%) VPN
9 80 (2.64%) FTP
10 76 (2.51%) HTTP
11 58 (1.92%) VoIP
12 43 (1.42%) Intranet
13 39 (1.29%) Network Security
14 32 (1.06%) VLAN
15 31 (1.02%) NAS
16 25 (0.83%) iSCSI
17 21 (0.69%) Wireless
17 21 (0.69%) MPLS
18 20 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 975 (32.23%) SQL Server
2 237 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 204 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 144 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 89 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 74 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
7 72 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 70 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 57 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 47 (1.55%) DB2
11 44 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (1.36%) MySQL
13 37 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
14 31 (1.02%) DTS
15 24 (0.79%) OLAP
15 24 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 23 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (0.56%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 271 (8.96%) Visual Studio
2 228 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 111 (3.67%) NUnit
4 91 (3.01%) Subversion
5 64 (2.12%) Rhino Mocks
6 63 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 51 (1.69%) JIRA
8 47 (1.55%) Moq
9 42 (1.39%) Git (software)
10 39 (1.29%) MSTest
11 32 (1.06%) Selenium
12 25 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (0.53%) Log4Net
13 16 (0.53%) FinalBuilder
13 16 (0.53%) SpecFlow
13 16 (0.53%) Jasmine
13 16 (0.53%) NSubstitute
14 14 (0.46%) CruiseControl
15 13 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 416 (13.75%) Finance
2 124 (4.10%) Retail
3 101 (3.34%) Manufacturing
4 87 (2.88%) Marketing
5 80 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 62 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 53 (1.75%) Legal
8 45 (1.49%) Advertising
9 37 (1.22%) Back Office
10 27 (0.89%) Electronics
11 24 (0.79%) Law
12 22 (0.73%) Banking
13 16 (0.53%) Military
14 15 (0.50%) Publishing
15 14 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.40%) Local Government
17 11 (0.36%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.33%) Automotive
19 8 (0.26%) Games
20 6 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 901 (29.79%) Developer
2 489 (16.17%) Analyst
3 306 (10.12%) .NET Developer
4 221 (7.31%) C# Developer
5 207 (6.84%) Architect
6 194 (6.41%) Support Engineer
7 179 (5.92%) Consultant
8 177 (5.85%) Senior Developer
9 164 (5.42%) Support Analyst
10 156 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 138 (4.56%) Administrator
12 137 (4.53%) Software Developer
13 123 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 105 (3.47%) Junior
15 98 (3.24%) IT Support
16 97 (3.21%) Technical Support
17 94 (3.11%) Team Leader
18 90 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
19 89 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 83 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1030 (34.05%) .NET
2 645 (21.32%) ASP.NET
3 377 (12.46%) HTML
4 327 (10.81%) Web Services
5 299 (9.88%) CSS
6 282 (9.32%) WCF
7 249 (8.23%) XML
8 233 (7.70%) .NET Framework
9 207 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 180 (5.95%) jQuery
11 145 (4.79%) WPF
12 123 (4.07%) WinForms
13 109 (3.60%) HTML5
14 105 (3.47%) Silverlight
15 100 (3.31%) Middleware
16 97 (3.21%) SOAP
17 92 (3.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 87 (2.88%) Ajax
19 70 (2.31%) COM
20 55 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 261 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 97 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.68%) Mathematics
5 60 (1.98%) Clustering
6 58 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 52 (1.72%) User Experience
8 49 (1.62%) PKI
9 46 (1.52%) Blackberry
10 40 (1.32%) Replication
11 36 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 32 (1.06%) Open Source
14 22 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
15 21 (0.69%) Tandem
16 18 (0.60%) Visualisation
17 16 (0.53%) Taxonomies
18 15 (0.50%) GIS
18 15 (0.50%) Client/Server
19 14 (0.46%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1230 (40.66%) Windows
2 308 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 239 (7.90%) Linux
4 176 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 168 (5.55%) Windows 7
6 167 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (5.02%) Windows XP
8 107 (3.54%) UNIX
9 75 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 64 (2.12%) Android
11 55 (1.82%) Solaris
12 45 (1.49%) Windows Vista
13 40 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (1.32%) Apple iOS
14 39 (1.29%) AIX
15 19 (0.63%) CentOS
16 9 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.26%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.26%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 584 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (12.46%) MVC
3 345 (11.40%) ITIL
4 271 (8.96%) TDD
5 268 (8.86%) Scrum
6 225 (7.44%) Project Management
7 203 (6.71%) Software Engineering
8 202 (6.68%) CRM
9 193 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 168 (5.55%) OO
11 149 (4.93%) Mentoring
12 142 (4.69%) Migration
13 109 (3.60%) SOA
14 103 (3.40%) PRINCE2
15 100 (3.31%) Time Management
16 95 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
17 93 (3.07%) Change Management
18 89 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
19 88 (2.91%) Business Analysis
20 87 (2.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 935 (30.91%) C#
2 915 (30.25%) SQL
3 398 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 298 (9.85%) T-SQL
5 196 (6.48%) VB.NET
6 183 (6.05%) Java
7 147 (4.86%) VB
8 128 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 87 (2.88%) C++
9 87 (2.88%) C
10 50 (1.65%) Perl
10 50 (1.65%) PHP
11 46 (1.52%) VBA
12 43 (1.42%) VB6
13 34 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.12%) Python
14 32 (1.06%) VBScript
14 32 (1.06%) Ruby
15 31 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 441 (14.58%) Degree
2 333 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 139 (4.60%) MCSE
4 107 (3.54%) MCITP
5 100 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 95 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (3.01%) MCP
8 72 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 71 (2.35%) CCNA
10 60 (1.98%) MCSA
11 59 (1.95%) MCTS
12 57 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (1.75%) SC Cleared
14 49 (1.62%) ISEB
15 39 (1.29%) CCNP
16 35 (1.16%) NCDA
17 33 (1.09%) NCIE
18 31 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 29 (0.96%) A+ Certification
20 27 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (3.90%) SLA
2 73 (2.41%) QA
3 23 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.36%) ISO 9000
6 10 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.13%) HL7
7 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.099%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.099%) GAMP
8 3 (0.099%) GCP
8 3 (0.099%) GMP
8 3 (0.099%) WCAG
9 2 (0.066%) COBIT
System Software
1 570 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 324 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (7.11%) Hyper-V
4 72 (2.38%) vSphere
5 66 (2.18%) XenApp
6 59 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 56 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 45 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 24 (0.79%) XenServer
12 19 (0.63%) ISA Server
13 13 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.36%) Firmware
15 10 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.23%) UAG
17 6 (0.20%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 111 (3.67%) SCCM
2 60 (1.98%) SCOM
3 30 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 20 (0.66%) Puppet
5 19 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 19 (0.63%) MOM
6 18 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (0.53%) logstash
8 16 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 13 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 13 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (0.40%) WSUS
11 11 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.33%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (0.26%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.26%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 6 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 484 (16.00%) VMware
2 317 (10.48%) Citrix
3 274 (9.06%) Oracle
4 199 (6.58%) Cisco
5 149 (4.93%) HP
6 106 (3.50%) NetApp
7 101 (3.34%) IBM
8 53 (1.75%) SAP
8 53 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 50 (1.65%) EMC
10 47 (1.55%) Dell
10 47 (1.55%) Symantec
11 44 (1.45%) CheckPoint
12 39 (1.29%) Adobe
13 34 (1.12%) Apple
14 28 (0.93%) Business Objects
15 25 (0.83%) DevExpress
16 24 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
17 23 (0.76%) Google
18 21 (0.69%) Veeam
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Posted: 56 minutes ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £Competitive
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Suffolk
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Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 2 hours ago
Essex
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + excellent benefits package + bonus
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Salary: up to 60k plus 10% bonus, 3% pension, life assurance, 31 days holiday
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £25k per year
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Salary: £18000
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexible Benefits, Bonus, Pension
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Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum
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Salary: £0
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum negotiable
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday