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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1482 1565 1752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 18.75% 21.43% 19.68%
As % of the Vendors category 40.25% 43.45% 40.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1411 1562
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
3682 3602 4274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 46.60% 49.32% 48.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3030 3058 3625
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,050 £60,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 472 £41,500 +3.75% 49
Cambridgeshire -8 364 £37,500 -6.25% 53
Bedfordshire -3 274 £42,500 -5.55% 40
Essex -3 199 £35,000 -17.64% 30
Suffolk +2 111 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Norfolk +2 71 £34,750 +6.92% 13
East Anglia - 3 £27,500 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1275 (40.18%) MS Excel
2 1262 (39.77%) Windows
3 1130 (35.61%) SQL Server
4 1092 (34.42%) .NET
5 1015 (31.99%) C#
6 1009 (31.80%) SQL
7 707 (22.28%) ASP.NET
8 643 (20.26%) MS Office
9 571 (18.00%) Active Directory
10 504 (15.88%) VMware
11 486 (15.32%) Degree
12 454 (14.31%) SharePoint
13 447 (14.09%) Finance
14 421 (13.27%) JavaScript
15 399 (12.57%) HTML
16 391 (12.32%) MS Exchange
17 390 (12.29%) MVC
18 362 (11.41%) Web Services
19 355 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
20 343 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
21 335 (10.56%) Citrix
22 331 (10.43%) T-SQL
22 331 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
23 324 (10.21%) ITIL
24 322 (10.15%) CSS
25 305 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
26 301 (9.49%) WCF
27 296 (9.33%) Visual Studio
28 294 (9.27%) TDD
29 278 (8.76%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 454 (14.31%) SharePoint
2 391 (12.32%) MS Exchange
3 249 (7.85%) IIS
4 177 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 119 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 105 (3.31%) Lync
7 86 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
8 85 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 74 (2.33%) CMS
10 68 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
11 65 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 62 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 49 (1.54%) Apache
14 46 (1.45%) WebSphere
14 46 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 44 (1.39%) Tomcat
16 35 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
17 34 (1.07%) MQSeries
18 32 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
19 23 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1275 (40.18%) MS Excel
2 643 (20.26%) MS Office
3 100 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 85 (2.68%) MS Project
5 77 (2.43%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.35%) FrameMaker
9 10 (0.32%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.28%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.19%) InDesign
13 5 (0.16%) Simulink
14 4 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
14 4 (0.13%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.13%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.032%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 134 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 39 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.22%) Magento
6 6 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.16%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.16%) arcHouse
8 4 (0.13%) AWD
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.095%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.095%) assyst
9 3 (0.095%) SalesLogix
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.095%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.063%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.063%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.063%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.063%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.063%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 121 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (3.06%) Office 365
3 57 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (1.73%) SaaS
5 32 (1.01%) PaaS
6 22 (0.69%) IaaS
7 15 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.47%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.16%) Force.com
11 2 (0.063%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 239 (7.53%) DNS
2 211 (6.65%) Firewall
3 206 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 189 (5.96%) LAN
5 170 (5.36%) SAN
6 156 (4.92%) DHCP
7 151 (4.76%) WAN
8 100 (3.15%) VPN
9 92 (2.90%) Internet
10 83 (2.62%) HTTP
11 76 (2.40%) FTP
12 53 (1.67%) VoIP
13 50 (1.58%) NAS
14 45 (1.42%) Network Security
15 38 (1.20%) Intranet
16 35 (1.10%) VLAN
17 33 (1.04%) iSCSI
18 24 (0.76%) NetScaler
19 22 (0.69%) SSL
20 19 (0.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1130 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 277 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 248 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 180 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 166 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 102 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 90 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 78 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
9 68 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 59 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (1.76%) Oracle Database
12 50 (1.58%) MySQL
13 47 (1.48%) DB2
14 39 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 36 (1.13%) DTS
16 31 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (0.85%) OLAP
18 22 (0.69%) RDBMS
19 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
19 20 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 296 (9.33%) Visual Studio
2 238 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 107 (3.37%) NUnit
4 105 (3.31%) Subversion
5 53 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 49 (1.54%) MSTest
7 48 (1.51%) Moq
8 46 (1.45%) TeamCity
9 38 (1.20%) JIRA
10 30 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 27 (0.85%) Selenium
12 24 (0.76%) Git (software)
13 14 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (0.32%) MorphX
15 10 (0.32%) CruiseControl
15 10 (0.32%) PVCS
16 9 (0.28%) Toad
16 9 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 447 (14.09%) Finance
2 121 (3.81%) Retail
3 103 (3.25%) Marketing
4 94 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 76 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 60 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 56 (1.76%) Advertising
8 50 (1.58%) Legal
9 34 (1.07%) Back Office
10 30 (0.95%) Electronics
11 24 (0.76%) Banking
12 21 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.47%) Law
13 15 (0.47%) Publishing
14 14 (0.44%) Military
15 11 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.28%) Automotive
17 8 (0.25%) Multimedia
17 8 (0.25%) Games
18 6 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 987 (31.11%) Developer
2 557 (17.55%) Analyst
3 337 (10.62%) .NET Developer
4 232 (7.31%) C# Developer
5 214 (6.74%) Architect
6 198 (6.24%) Support Engineer
7 190 (5.99%) Senior Developer
8 179 (5.64%) Support Analyst
9 175 (5.52%) Consultant
10 161 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 154 (4.85%) Software Developer
12 149 (4.70%) Administrator
13 134 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 102 (3.21%) Junior
15 96 (3.03%) IT Support
15 96 (3.03%) Technical Support
15 96 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
16 95 (2.99%) Business Analyst
17 94 (2.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 88 (2.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1092 (34.42%) .NET
2 707 (22.28%) ASP.NET
3 399 (12.57%) HTML
4 362 (11.41%) Web Services
5 322 (10.15%) CSS
6 301 (9.49%) WCF
7 278 (8.76%) XML
8 255 (8.04%) .NET Framework
9 214 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 180 (5.67%) WPF
11 178 (5.61%) jQuery
12 151 (4.76%) WinForms
13 125 (3.94%) Silverlight
14 117 (3.69%) SOAP
15 105 (3.31%) HTML5
16 97 (3.06%) Middleware
17 92 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 91 (2.87%) Ajax
19 75 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 62 (1.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 160 (5.04%) Computer Science
2 112 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 81 (2.55%) Mathematics
4 76 (2.40%) N-Tier
5 74 (2.33%) Clustering
6 63 (1.99%) Replication
7 51 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 51 (1.61%) PKI
7 51 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 29 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
10 26 (0.82%) Open Source
11 24 (0.76%) Tandem
12 22 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 20 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 20 (0.63%) Firmware
14 19 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.44%) iPad
16 13 (0.41%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1262 (39.77%) Windows
2 343 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 238 (7.50%) Linux
4 222 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 173 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (5.14%) Windows 7
7 134 (4.22%) Windows XP
8 104 (3.28%) UNIX
9 70 (2.21%) Android
10 69 (2.17%) Windows 8
11 54 (1.70%) Solaris
12 53 (1.67%) Windows Vista
13 38 (1.20%) AIX
14 37 (1.17%) Apple iOS
15 33 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.57%) CentOS
17 12 (0.38%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (12.29%) MVC
2 324 (10.21%) ITIL
3 305 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
4 294 (9.27%) TDD
5 273 (8.60%) Scrum
6 239 (7.53%) Project Management
7 228 (7.19%) Software Engineering
8 223 (7.03%) CRM
9 188 (5.92%) OO
10 181 (5.70%) E-Commerce
11 137 (4.32%) Migration
12 121 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
13 120 (3.78%) PRINCE2
14 110 (3.47%) Business Analysis
15 105 (3.31%) SOA
16 100 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
17 90 (2.84%) Time Management
18 88 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
18 88 (2.77%) Workflow
19 87 (2.74%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1015 (31.99%) C#
2 1009 (31.80%) SQL
3 421 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 331 (10.43%) T-SQL
5 209 (6.59%) Java
6 192 (6.05%) VB.NET
7 137 (4.32%) VB
8 103 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 99 (3.12%) C++
10 85 (2.68%) C
11 62 (1.95%) PHP
12 61 (1.92%) VBA
13 48 (1.51%) Perl
14 40 (1.26%) VB6
15 34 (1.07%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.07%) VBScript
16 29 (0.91%) Python
16 29 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.85%) Ruby
18 25 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 486 (15.32%) Degree
2 355 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 154 (4.85%) MCSE
4 121 (3.81%) MCITP
5 117 (3.69%) MCP
6 106 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (3.34%) Security Cleared
7 86 (2.71%) CCNA
8 76 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 64 (2.02%) MCSA
10 58 (1.83%) MCTS
11 54 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 48 (1.51%) ISEB
13 46 (1.45%) CCNP
14 43 (1.36%) SC Cleared
15 36 (1.13%) NCDA
15 36 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 33 (1.04%) NCIE
17 28 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
18 27 (0.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.50%) SLA
2 85 (2.68%) QA
3 30 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.28%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.22%) GAMP
7 7 (0.22%) GCP
7 7 (0.22%) GMP
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.032%) HL7
10 1 (0.032%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.032%) P3O
System Software
1 571 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 331 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 89 (2.80%) vSphere
5 67 (2.11%) XenApp
5 67 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 55 (1.73%) XenDesktop
7 41 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 34 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 31 (0.98%) ISA Server
11 23 (0.72%) XenServer
12 14 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.35%) UAG
15 9 (0.28%) KVM
16 8 (0.25%) NFS
17 7 (0.22%) vCloud
18 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 118 (3.72%) SCCM
2 62 (1.95%) SCOM
3 35 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 24 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 19 (0.60%) Puppet
6 17 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.50%) MOM
8 14 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 13 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.41%) WSUS
10 12 (0.38%) HP SIM
10 12 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.25%) Nagios
13 6 (0.19%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.13%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 504 (15.88%) VMware
2 335 (10.56%) Citrix
3 264 (8.32%) Oracle
4 210 (6.62%) Cisco
5 141 (4.44%) HP
6 101 (3.18%) NetApp
7 86 (2.71%) IBM
8 57 (1.80%) SAP
9 56 (1.76%) Symantec
10 52 (1.64%) Dell
11 51 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 47 (1.48%) Adobe
13 45 (1.42%) EMC
14 44 (1.39%) CheckPoint
15 42 (1.32%) Apple
16 36 (1.13%) DevExpress
17 32 (1.01%) Google
18 25 (0.79%) Business Objects
19 24 (0.76%) Red Gate
20 22 (0.69%) Veeam
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