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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1629 1757 1659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 19.05% 20.84% 18.06%
As % of the Vendors category 38.86% 41.80% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1350 1584 1429
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 £23,500
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
4192 4203 4176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 49.02% 49.85% 45.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3424 3606 3478
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 24 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 24 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 -1 403 £35,000 - 24
Bedfordshire -1 364 £42,500 -2.29% 28
Cambridgeshire 0 354 £39,500 +5.33% 38
Essex -1 274 £37,500 - 11
Suffolk -3 157 £40,000 - 2
Norfolk +1 81 £30,000 -7.69% 7
East Anglia 0 4 £27,500 -8.33%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 1214 (41.79%) Windows
2 1169 (40.24%) MS Excel
3 1166 (40.14%) SQL Server
4 995 (34.25%) SQL
5 977 (33.63%) .NET
6 871 (29.98%) C#
7 577 (19.86%) ASP.NET
8 556 (19.14%) MS Office
9 534 (18.38%) Active Directory
10 471 (16.21%) Finance
11 463 (15.94%) VMware
12 453 (15.59%) SharePoint
13 449 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 421 (14.49%) Degree
15 418 (14.39%) MS Exchange
16 386 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 363 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 349 (12.01%) HTML
19 343 (11.81%) Web Services
20 329 (11.33%) ITIL
21 325 (11.19%) Citrix
22 299 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
22 299 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
23 292 (10.05%) CSS
24 288 (9.91%) T-SQL
25 285 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
26 281 (9.67%) WCF
27 276 (9.50%) Firewall
28 272 (9.36%) MVC
29 265 (9.12%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 453 (15.59%) SharePoint
2 418 (14.39%) MS Exchange
3 227 (7.81%) IIS
4 224 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 148 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 113 (3.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 102 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 93 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
9 77 (2.65%) Lync
10 68 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
11 47 (1.62%) Tomcat
12 46 (1.58%) WebSphere
12 46 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 45 (1.55%) CMS
14 40 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
15 35 (1.20%) MQSeries
15 35 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
16 33 (1.14%) Apache
17 32 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1169 (40.24%) MS Excel
2 556 (19.14%) MS Office
3 69 (2.38%) MS Project
4 66 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.38%) PowerPivot
8 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.31%) RoboHelp
10 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.21%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.10%) InDesign
11 3 (0.10%) Mingle
12 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.069%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.034%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 96 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.17%) Exstream
7 5 (0.17%) Magento
8 4 (0.14%) AWD
8 4 (0.14%) GoldMine
8 4 (0.14%) assyst
9 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.069%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.069%) Documaker
10 2 (0.069%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 66 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (1.89%) Office 365
3 43 (1.48%) SaaS
4 21 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.48%) IaaS
6 13 (0.45%) PaaS
7 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.034%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 276 (9.50%) Firewall
2 252 (8.67%) DNS
3 197 (6.78%) LAN
3 197 (6.78%) SAN
4 193 (6.64%) TCP/IP
5 172 (5.92%) WAN
6 159 (5.47%) VPN
6 159 (5.47%) DHCP
7 110 (3.79%) Internet
8 78 (2.69%) HTTP
9 68 (2.34%) NAS
10 61 (2.10%) iSCSI
11 58 (2.00%) FTP
12 57 (1.96%) VoIP
13 45 (1.55%) Network Security
14 39 (1.34%) Wireless
14 39 (1.34%) SSL
15 37 (1.27%) VLAN
16 31 (1.07%) NetScaler
17 22 (0.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1166 (40.14%) SQL Server
2 299 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 265 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 184 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 177 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 129 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 117 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 94 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 70 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
11 55 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 49 (1.69%) Oracle Database
13 45 (1.55%) MySQL
14 41 (1.41%) DB2
15 40 (1.38%) OLAP
16 35 (1.20%) MS Access
17 33 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
18 28 (0.96%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
20 24 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 211 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 206 (7.09%) Visual Studio
3 96 (3.30%) NUnit
4 89 (3.06%) Subversion
5 61 (2.10%) MSTest
6 50 (1.72%) Moq
7 40 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
8 33 (1.14%) JIRA
9 26 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 24 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 22 (0.76%) Selenium
12 16 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
13 15 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 13 (0.45%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.41%) Mercurial
15 12 (0.41%) Git (software)
16 10 (0.34%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.28%) ReSharper
17 8 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
17 8 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 471 (16.21%) Finance
2 138 (4.75%) Retail
3 79 (2.72%) Marketing
4 76 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 69 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 42 (1.45%) Back Office
7 38 (1.31%) Advertising
7 38 (1.31%) Electronics
8 31 (1.07%) Legal
9 30 (1.03%) Banking
10 23 (0.79%) Automotive
11 18 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.62%) Publishing
12 13 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.34%) Games
14 9 (0.31%) Billing
14 9 (0.31%) Local Government
15 8 (0.28%) German Language
16 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 856 (29.47%) Developer
2 607 (20.90%) Analyst
3 239 (8.23%) .NET Developer
4 216 (7.44%) Support Engineer
5 213 (7.33%) Support Analyst
6 203 (6.99%) Architect
7 178 (6.13%) C# Developer
8 144 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 132 (4.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 131 (4.51%) Administrator
11 125 (4.30%) Software Developer
12 112 (3.86%) Consultant
13 106 (3.65%) IT Support
14 104 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 103 (3.55%) Business Analyst
16 91 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
17 89 (3.06%) Software Engineer
18 87 (2.99%) DBA
18 87 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
19 76 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 977 (33.63%) .NET
2 577 (19.86%) ASP.NET
3 349 (12.01%) HTML
4 343 (11.81%) Web Services
5 292 (10.05%) CSS
6 281 (9.67%) WCF
7 263 (9.05%) XML
8 215 (7.40%) .NET Framework
9 179 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 162 (5.58%) WPF
11 155 (5.34%) WinForms
12 148 (5.09%) jQuery
13 134 (4.61%) Silverlight
14 99 (3.41%) SOAP
15 86 (2.96%) HTML5
16 83 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 76 (2.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 68 (2.34%) Middleware
19 67 (2.31%) Ajax
19 67 (2.31%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 122 (4.20%) Computer Science
2 121 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 117 (4.03%) N-Tier
4 92 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 87 (2.99%) Replication
6 85 (2.93%) Clustering
7 83 (2.86%) Blackberry
8 60 (2.07%) Mathematics
9 41 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
10 37 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 32 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 28 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 28 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 28 (0.96%) Open Source
13 26 (0.90%) Firmware
13 26 (0.90%) iPad
14 23 (0.79%) PKI
15 17 (0.59%) iPhone
16 16 (0.55%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1214 (41.79%) Windows
2 386 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 299 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 208 (7.16%) Windows 7
5 200 (6.88%) Linux
6 172 (5.92%) Windows XP
7 112 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (3.82%) UNIX
9 88 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 86 (2.96%) Windows Vista
11 55 (1.89%) Android
12 47 (1.62%) Solaris
13 40 (1.38%) AIX
14 33 (1.14%) Windows 2000
15 28 (0.96%) Apple iOS
16 17 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (11.33%) ITIL
2 272 (9.36%) MVC
3 264 (9.09%) TDD
4 262 (9.02%) Scrum
5 243 (8.36%) Project Management
6 232 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
7 220 (7.57%) Software Engineering
8 174 (5.99%) CRM
9 156 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
10 154 (5.30%) OO
11 137 (4.72%) E-Commerce
12 128 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
13 125 (4.30%) SOA
14 124 (4.27%) PRINCE2
15 118 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
16 103 (3.55%) Business Analysis
17 94 (3.24%) Migration
18 93 (3.20%) UML
19 92 (3.17%) Multithreading
20 87 (2.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 995 (34.25%) SQL
2 871 (29.98%) C#
3 363 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 288 (9.91%) T-SQL
5 224 (7.71%) Java
6 114 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 111 (3.82%) VB
8 84 (2.89%) PowerShell
9 81 (2.79%) C++
10 65 (2.24%) C
11 64 (2.20%) PHP
11 64 (2.20%) VBA
12 62 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 46 (1.58%) Perl
14 32 (1.10%) VBScript
15 26 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.86%) Shell Script
17 20 (0.69%) VB6
18 19 (0.65%) Ruby
19 14 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 449 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 421 (14.49%) Degree
3 181 (6.23%) MCSE
4 155 (5.34%) MCP
5 111 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (3.75%) MCITP
7 98 (3.37%) CCNA
8 93 (3.20%) Security Cleared
9 79 (2.72%) MCTS
10 74 (2.55%) MCSA
11 54 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 50 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
13 45 (1.55%) CCNP
14 40 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
15 39 (1.34%) MCSD
16 35 (1.20%) SC Cleared
17 27 (0.93%) CCIA
18 26 (0.90%) ISEB
19 22 (0.76%) NCDA
20 21 (0.72%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (4.23%) SLA
2 81 (2.79%) QA
3 40 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.59%) 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%) HL7
10 2 (0.069%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.034%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.034%) TickIT
11 1 (0.034%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.034%) P3O
System Software
1 534 (18.38%) Active Directory
2 285 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 87 (2.99%) vSphere
5 63 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 62 (2.13%) XenApp
7 54 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 48 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 48 (1.65%) ISA Server
9 41 (1.41%) XenServer
10 31 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 25 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
13 22 (0.76%) UAG
14 15 (0.52%) KVM
15 13 (0.45%) MetaFrame
15 13 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.38%) NFS
17 7 (0.24%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 96 (3.30%) SCCM
2 59 (2.03%) SCOM
3 41 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 38 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 32 (1.10%) WSUS
6 29 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 20 (0.69%) Puppet
7 20 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.62%) Nagios
9 16 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (0.48%) OpenSSO
11 12 (0.41%) MOM
12 11 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.38%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.38%) HP SIM
12 11 (0.38%) SCDPM
12 11 (0.38%) SCSM
13 9 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 463 (15.94%) VMware
2 325 (11.19%) Citrix
3 265 (9.12%) Cisco
4 261 (8.98%) Oracle
5 143 (4.92%) HP
6 98 (3.37%) NetApp
7 89 (3.06%) Symantec
8 76 (2.62%) IBM
9 56 (1.93%) SAP
10 54 (1.86%) Apple
11 50 (1.72%) Adobe
12 46 (1.58%) Cognos
13 41 (1.41%) McAfee
14 36 (1.24%) Dell
15 34 (1.17%) Google
16 33 (1.14%) DevExpress
16 33 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 32 (1.10%) CheckPoint
18 29 (1.00%) Juniper
19 28 (0.96%) EMC
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