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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1407 1521 1795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 18.82% 21.28% 19.66%
As % of the Vendors category 39.86% 43.96% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1158 1371 1572
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £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
3530 3460 4377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 47.21% 48.42% 47.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2884 2965 3686
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -1 427 £41,500 +3.75% 58
Cambridgeshire -4 368 £37,500 -6.25% 55
Bedfordshire -1 280 £40,000 -11.11% 30
Essex -4 161 £35,000 -17.64% 21
Suffolk -1 101 £39,000 +11.42% 14
Norfolk +5 80 £32,000 -1.53% 17
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 17 September 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 1277 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 1251 (40.24%) Windows
3 1055 (33.93%) .NET
4 1045 (33.61%) SQL Server
5 970 (31.20%) C#
5 970 (31.20%) SQL
6 677 (21.78%) ASP.NET
7 643 (20.68%) MS Office
8 600 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
9 568 (18.27%) Active Directory
10 500 (16.08%) VMware
11 476 (15.31%) Degree
12 446 (14.35%) Finance
13 418 (13.44%) SharePoint
14 414 (13.32%) JavaScript
15 388 (12.48%) HTML
16 382 (12.29%) MVC
17 366 (11.77%) MS Exchange
18 351 (11.29%) Web Services
19 337 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
20 334 (10.74%) ITIL
21 332 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
22 326 (10.49%) Citrix
23 323 (10.39%) T-SQL
24 321 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
25 305 (9.81%) CSS
26 288 (9.26%) Visual Studio
27 287 (9.23%) WCF
28 279 (8.97%) TDD
29 270 (8.68%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 418 (13.44%) SharePoint
2 366 (11.77%) MS Exchange
3 240 (7.72%) IIS
4 152 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 112 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 98 (3.15%) Lync
7 76 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
8 75 (2.41%) CMS
9 74 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 72 (2.32%) SharePoint Server
11 67 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 60 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
13 53 (1.70%) WebSphere
14 48 (1.54%) Apache
15 44 (1.42%) Tomcat
16 41 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
17 36 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
18 35 (1.13%) MQSeries
19 33 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
20 25 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1277 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 643 (20.68%) MS Office
3 95 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 86 (2.77%) MS Project
5 78 (2.51%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.39%) FrameMaker
9 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.19%) InDesign
10 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.19%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.16%) CorelDRAW
11 5 (0.16%) RoboHelp
11 5 (0.16%) Simulink
12 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.032%) DOC1
14 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 123 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.29%) Magento
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.16%) AWD
7 5 (0.16%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.16%) arcHouse
8 4 (0.13%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.096%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.096%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.096%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.096%) SalesLogix
9 3 (0.096%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.064%) Exstream
10 2 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.064%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.064%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.032%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 144 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (3.12%) Office 365
3 74 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (1.83%) SaaS
5 35 (1.13%) PaaS
6 25 (0.80%) IaaS
7 19 (0.61%) Google Apps
8 17 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.16%) Force.com
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 224 (7.20%) DNS
2 191 (6.14%) Firewall
3 189 (6.08%) TCP/IP
4 180 (5.79%) LAN
5 155 (4.99%) WAN
6 151 (4.86%) SAN
7 145 (4.66%) DHCP
8 87 (2.80%) Internet
9 86 (2.77%) VPN
10 80 (2.57%) FTP
11 79 (2.54%) HTTP
12 60 (1.93%) VoIP
13 40 (1.29%) Network Security
14 39 (1.25%) Intranet
15 35 (1.13%) NAS
16 34 (1.09%) VLAN
17 26 (0.84%) iSCSI
18 21 (0.68%) MPLS
18 21 (0.68%) LDAP
19 20 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1045 (33.61%) SQL Server
2 255 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 224 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 160 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 160 (5.15%) Relational Database
5 94 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 81 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (2.51%) Crystal Reports
8 66 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 64 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 54 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (1.54%) DB2
12 47 (1.51%) MySQL
13 36 (1.16%) DTS
14 34 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
15 32 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 26 (0.84%) OLAP
17 21 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
18 20 (0.64%) RDBMS
18 20 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 288 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 234 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 107 (3.44%) NUnit
4 96 (3.09%) Subversion
5 62 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 54 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 47 (1.51%) JIRA
8 45 (1.45%) Moq
9 42 (1.35%) MSTest
10 39 (1.25%) Git (software)
11 29 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 27 (0.87%) Selenium
13 15 (0.48%) SpecFlow
14 14 (0.45%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.45%) NSubstitute
14 14 (0.45%) FinalBuilder
14 14 (0.45%) Log4Net
15 13 (0.42%) CruiseControl
15 13 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 446 (14.35%) Finance
2 130 (4.18%) Retail
3 103 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 96 (3.09%) Marketing
5 79 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 61 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 54 (1.74%) Legal
8 50 (1.61%) Advertising
9 40 (1.29%) Back Office
10 30 (0.96%) Electronics
11 22 (0.71%) Law
12 21 (0.68%) Banking
13 16 (0.51%) Military
13 16 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.45%) Publishing
15 12 (0.39%) Automotive
16 11 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.29%) Local Government
18 8 (0.26%) Multimedia
19 6 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 952 (30.62%) Developer
2 513 (16.50%) Analyst
3 319 (10.26%) .NET Developer
4 223 (7.17%) C# Developer
5 208 (6.69%) Architect
6 192 (6.18%) Support Engineer
7 188 (6.05%) Consultant
8 183 (5.89%) Senior Developer
9 169 (5.44%) Support Analyst
10 155 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
11 150 (4.82%) Software Developer
12 148 (4.76%) Administrator
13 126 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 106 (3.41%) Junior
15 96 (3.09%) Technical Support
15 96 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
16 94 (3.02%) Web Developer
17 93 (2.99%) IT Support
18 91 (2.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 85 (2.73%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1055 (33.93%) .NET
2 677 (21.78%) ASP.NET
3 388 (12.48%) HTML
4 351 (11.29%) Web Services
5 305 (9.81%) CSS
6 287 (9.23%) WCF
7 264 (8.49%) XML
8 239 (7.69%) .NET Framework
9 206 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 184 (5.92%) jQuery
11 152 (4.89%) WPF
12 131 (4.21%) WinForms
13 112 (3.60%) SOAP
14 109 (3.51%) Silverlight
14 109 (3.51%) HTML5
15 102 (3.28%) Middleware
16 94 (3.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 85 (2.73%) Ajax
18 68 (2.19%) COM
19 62 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 270 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 108 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 77 (2.48%) Mathematics
5 68 (2.19%) Clustering
6 65 (2.09%) N-Tier
7 58 (1.87%) User Experience
8 53 (1.70%) PKI
9 49 (1.58%) Replication
10 48 (1.54%) Blackberry
11 46 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 26 (0.84%) Open Source
14 24 (0.77%) Tandem
15 23 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
16 22 (0.71%) Visualisation
17 17 (0.55%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.51%) Taxonomies
19 15 (0.48%) Data Integration
20 14 (0.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1251 (40.24%) Windows
2 321 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 247 (7.94%) Linux
4 188 (6.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 171 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 161 (5.18%) Windows 7
7 151 (4.86%) Windows XP
8 113 (3.63%) UNIX
9 77 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 71 (2.28%) Android
11 58 (1.87%) Solaris
12 48 (1.54%) Windows Vista
13 41 (1.32%) AIX
13 41 (1.32%) Apple iOS
14 40 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (0.61%) CentOS
16 11 (0.35%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.26%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (12.29%) MVC
3 334 (10.74%) ITIL
4 279 (8.97%) TDD
5 269 (8.65%) Scrum
6 231 (7.43%) Project Management
7 212 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 211 (6.79%) CRM
9 201 (6.47%) E-Commerce
10 179 (5.76%) OO
11 154 (4.95%) Mentoring
12 143 (4.60%) Migration
13 112 (3.60%) SOA
14 111 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
15 109 (3.51%) PRINCE2
16 101 (3.25%) Time Management
17 96 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
18 93 (2.99%) Business Analysis
19 90 (2.89%) Change Management
20 84 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 970 (31.20%) C#
1 970 (31.20%) SQL
2 414 (13.32%) JavaScript
3 323 (10.39%) T-SQL
4 205 (6.59%) Java
5 199 (6.40%) VB.NET
6 149 (4.79%) VB
7 125 (4.02%) PowerShell
8 95 (3.06%) C++
9 90 (2.89%) C
10 56 (1.80%) PHP
10 56 (1.80%) VBA
11 53 (1.70%) Perl
12 43 (1.38%) VB6
13 38 (1.22%) Ruby
14 35 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.09%) Python
16 33 (1.06%) Bash Shell
17 32 (1.03%) VBScript
18 24 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 476 (15.31%) Degree
2 337 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (4.66%) MCSE
4 111 (3.57%) MCITP
5 103 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (3.25%) MCP
6 101 (3.25%) Security Cleared
7 79 (2.54%) CCNA
8 73 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 59 (1.90%) MCTS
9 59 (1.90%) MCSA
10 53 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
11 50 (1.61%) ISEB
12 49 (1.58%) SC Cleared
13 44 (1.42%) CCNP
14 36 (1.16%) NCDA
15 34 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 33 (1.06%) NCIE
17 28 (0.90%) A+ Certification
18 24 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.57%) SLA
2 70 (2.25%) QA
3 27 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.35%) ISO 9000
6 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.13%) COBIT
7 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.096%) GAMP
8 3 (0.096%) GCP
8 3 (0.096%) GMP
8 3 (0.096%) HL7
9 1 (0.032%) WCAG
9 1 (0.032%) P3O
System Software
1 568 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 332 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 230 (7.40%) Hyper-V
4 80 (2.57%) vSphere
5 68 (2.19%) XenApp
6 62 (1.99%) VMware ESX
7 53 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 41 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 30 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (0.80%) XenServer
12 23 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 13 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.26%) NFS
16 8 (0.26%) UAG
17 6 (0.19%) vCloud
17 6 (0.19%) KVM
17 6 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 105 (3.38%) SCCM
2 63 (2.03%) SCOM
3 32 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 20 (0.64%) Tivoli
4 20 (0.64%) Puppet
5 19 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 19 (0.61%) MOM
6 18 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.45%) logstash
9 13 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 13 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.39%) WSUS
10 12 (0.39%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.19%) Nagios
13 6 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 500 (16.08%) VMware
2 326 (10.49%) Citrix
3 268 (8.62%) Oracle
4 205 (6.59%) Cisco
5 150 (4.82%) HP
6 110 (3.54%) NetApp
7 101 (3.25%) IBM
8 57 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 53 (1.70%) SAP
10 52 (1.67%) EMC
10 52 (1.67%) Symantec
11 50 (1.61%) Dell
12 46 (1.48%) CheckPoint
13 43 (1.38%) Adobe
14 42 (1.35%) Apple
15 34 (1.09%) DevExpress
16 27 (0.87%) Business Objects
17 26 (0.84%) Google
18 23 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
19 20 (0.64%) Veeam
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