The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17523 18829 17783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.92% 16.90% 17.14%
As % of the Vendors category 36.10% 36.38% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14658 15887 15363
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
48537 51755 50039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 46.88% 46.46% 48.24%
Number of salaries quoted 39419 41995 41291
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in England

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in England

Microsoft
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
London +6 6531 £47,500 - 872
South East 0 4152 £40,000 - 548
East of England +2 1462 £40,000 +1.26% 223
Yorkshire -4 1292 £36,500 +4.28% 223
North West 0 1211 £36,500 +4.28% 339
West Midlands 0 1051 £37,500 - 224
South West +1 1001 £35,000 - 191
East Midlands +1 695 £36,250 -9.37% 97
North East -3 150 £37,500 +17.18% 53
Midlands -1 25 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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 14858 (41.98%) Windows
2 14622 (41.31%) MS Excel
3 12132 (34.28%) SQL Server
4 10739 (30.34%) SQL
5 9591 (27.10%) .NET
6 8297 (23.44%) C#
7 8265 (23.35%) Active Directory
8 6920 (19.55%) MS Office
9 6882 (19.44%) Finance
10 6495 (18.35%) VMware
11 6251 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
12 5516 (15.58%) ASP.NET
13 5255 (14.85%) MS Exchange
14 5027 (14.20%) ITIL
15 4867 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 4784 (13.52%) Windows Server 2008
17 4708 (13.30%) Degree
18 4578 (12.93%) JavaScript
19 4534 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 4500 (12.71%) HTML
21 4252 (12.01%) SharePoint
22 4026 (11.37%) Citrix
23 4016 (11.35%) MVC
24 3890 (10.99%) Cisco
25 3618 (10.22%) CSS
26 3522 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
27 3412 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
28 3342 (9.44%) Windows 7
29 3182 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
30 3128 (8.84%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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 5255 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 4252 (12.01%) SharePoint
3 2302 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2238 (6.32%) IIS
5 1639 (4.63%) Lync
6 1232 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1187 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 731 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 730 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 693 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 640 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 632 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
13 542 (1.53%) CMS
14 429 (1.21%) Apache
15 305 (0.86%) SAS
16 288 (0.81%) Tomcat
17 216 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
18 215 (0.61%) Umbraco
19 213 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
20 207 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14622 (41.31%) MS Excel
2 6920 (19.55%) MS Office
3 1304 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 999 (2.82%) MS Project
5 871 (2.46%) MS Visio
6 211 (0.60%) PowerPivot
7 195 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 138 (0.39%) InfoPath
9 136 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
10 125 (0.35%) SPSS
11 84 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 60 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 44 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 34 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
15 26 (0.073%) Acrobat
16 21 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
17 20 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
18 18 (0.051%) Fireworks
19 17 (0.048%) InDesign
20 11 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1469 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 501 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 284 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 89 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 78 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 65 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 64 (0.18%) Agresso
8 62 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 52 (0.15%) Sage 200
10 49 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
11 43 (0.12%) SAP SD
12 40 (0.11%) SAP CRM
13 38 (0.11%) SAP Business One
14 35 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 34 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
16 33 (0.093%) Primavera
17 30 (0.085%) Magento
18 28 (0.079%) SAP FI
19 25 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
19 25 (0.071%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 1635 (4.62%) Office 365
2 1585 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 684 (1.93%) SaaS
4 653 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
5 232 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 201 (0.57%) IaaS
7 140 (0.40%) PaaS
8 124 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 113 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 65 (0.18%) Google Apps
11 60 (0.17%) Yammer
12 47 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 46 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 40 (0.11%) GitHub
15 38 (0.11%) Amazon S3
16 19 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
17 16 (0.045%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
19 13 (0.037%) Terremark
20 11 (0.031%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3128 (8.84%) Firewall
2 2786 (7.87%) DNS
3 2488 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 2432 (6.87%) SAN
5 2130 (6.02%) WAN
6 2125 (6.00%) LAN
7 1973 (5.57%) DHCP
8 1551 (4.38%) VPN
9 1343 (3.79%) Internet
10 962 (2.72%) VoIP
11 665 (1.88%) Wireless
12 574 (1.62%) Network Security
13 549 (1.55%) NAS
14 485 (1.37%) VLAN
15 408 (1.15%) HTTP
16 398 (1.12%) Unified Communications
17 364 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
18 355 (1.00%) MPLS
19 354 (1.00%) Intranet
20 351 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12132 (34.28%) SQL Server
2 2900 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2899 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 2731 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1764 (4.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1748 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1398 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 1181 (3.34%) Relational Database
9 1175 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 839 (2.37%) MySQL
11 574 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 487 (1.38%) Big Data
13 469 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 388 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 384 (1.08%) NoSQL
16 365 (1.03%) OLAP
17 319 (0.90%) MS Access
18 291 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
19 279 (0.79%) MongoDB
20 274 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2328 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 1741 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 822 (2.32%) NUnit
4 528 (1.49%) Subversion
5 454 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
6 453 (1.28%) Moq
7 434 (1.23%) Git (software)
8 427 (1.21%) JIRA
9 375 (1.06%) Selenium
10 259 (0.73%) TeamCity
10 259 (0.73%) MSTest
11 194 (0.55%) ReSharper
12 177 (0.50%) SpecFlow
13 166 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 149 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 125 (0.35%) Jenkins
16 123 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 121 (0.34%) SoapUI
18 102 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
19 90 (0.25%) Cucumber
General
1 6882 (19.44%) Finance
2 1726 (4.88%) Retail
3 1477 (4.17%) Banking
4 1291 (3.65%) Marketing
5 1158 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 961 (2.72%) Legal
7 855 (2.42%) Advertising
8 720 (2.03%) Law
9 616 (1.74%) Manufacturing
10 480 (1.36%) Back Office
11 372 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 355 (1.00%) Front Office
13 319 (0.90%) Games
14 297 (0.84%) Publishing
15 255 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 230 (0.65%) Billing
17 180 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 164 (0.46%) Automotive
19 155 (0.44%) Electronics
20 138 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8583 (24.25%) Developer
2 6427 (18.16%) Analyst
3 2980 (8.42%) .NET Developer
4 2653 (7.50%) Consultant
5 2498 (7.06%) Support Engineer
6 2327 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 2077 (5.87%) C# Developer
8 1786 (5.05%) Architect
9 1523 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 1440 (4.07%) Administrator
11 1430 (4.04%) Senior Developer
12 1341 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1276 (3.61%) Project Manager
14 1195 (3.38%) Software Developer
15 1185 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
16 1172 (3.31%) IT Support
17 945 (2.67%) DBA
18 929 (2.62%) Service Analyst
19 896 (2.53%) Technical Support
20 873 (2.47%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9591 (27.10%) .NET
2 5516 (15.58%) ASP.NET
3 4500 (12.71%) HTML
4 3618 (10.22%) CSS
5 2554 (7.22%) jQuery
6 2524 (7.13%) .NET Framework
7 2435 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2275 (6.43%) WCF
9 2211 (6.25%) Web Services
10 2193 (6.20%) XML
11 1489 (4.21%) HTML5
12 1303 (3.68%) Ajax
13 1120 (3.16%) Entity Framework
14 1116 (3.15%) WPF
15 758 (2.14%) CSS3
16 747 (2.11%) AngularJS
17 726 (2.05%) SOAP
18 713 (2.01%) LINQ
19 656 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
20 645 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3522 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 1559 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 1327 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 1288 (3.64%) Blackberry
5 1175 (3.32%) Clustering
6 706 (1.99%) Replication
7 652 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 616 (1.74%) Mathematics
9 534 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 530 (1.50%) User Experience
11 490 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 426 (1.20%) Open Source
13 409 (1.16%) Statistics
14 366 (1.03%) N-Tier
15 340 (0.96%) Visualisation
16 312 (0.88%) iPhone
17 311 (0.88%) Hedge funds
18 300 (0.85%) Fat Client
18 300 (0.85%) Thin Client
19 279 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14858 (41.98%) Windows
2 4784 (13.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3412 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 3342 (9.44%) Windows 7
5 2669 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2590 (7.32%) Linux
7 1658 (4.68%) Windows XP
8 1568 (4.43%) Windows 8
9 1140 (3.22%) UNIX
10 753 (2.13%) Android
11 671 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 500 (1.41%) Windows Vista
13 416 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 372 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 337 (0.95%) Solaris
16 221 (0.62%) CentOS
17 180 (0.51%) Windows 2000
18 178 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
19 165 (0.47%) AIX
20 117 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6251 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
2 5027 (14.20%) ITIL
3 4016 (11.35%) MVC
4 3182 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
5 3063 (8.65%) Project Management
6 2407 (6.80%) CRM
7 2396 (6.77%) Scrum
8 2025 (5.72%) TDD
9 1935 (5.47%) OO
10 1568 (4.43%) Software Engineering
11 1501 (4.24%) PRINCE2
12 1481 (4.18%) Migration
13 1438 (4.06%) Service Delivery
14 1427 (4.03%) Mentoring
15 1246 (3.52%) Change Management
16 1234 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
16 1234 (3.49%) Service Management
17 1103 (3.12%) ETL
18 1098 (3.10%) Time Management
19 1075 (3.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10739 (30.34%) SQL
2 8297 (23.44%) C#
3 4578 (12.93%) JavaScript
4 3075 (8.69%) T-SQL
5 1794 (5.07%) Java
6 1781 (5.03%) PowerShell
7 1262 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 961 (2.72%) VB
9 816 (2.31%) C++
10 666 (1.88%) C
11 640 (1.81%) VBA
12 592 (1.67%) PHP
13 433 (1.22%) Python
14 399 (1.13%) Perl
15 387 (1.09%) VBScript
16 349 (0.99%) PL/SQL
17 239 (0.68%) Ruby
18 205 (0.58%) Shell Script
19 199 (0.56%) VB6
20 181 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4867 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 4708 (13.30%) Degree
3 2470 (6.98%) MCSE
4 1628 (4.60%) Security Cleared
5 1542 (4.36%) MCP
6 1476 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1229 (3.47%) MCITP
8 1170 (3.31%) SC Cleared
9 1137 (3.21%) CCNA
10 1109 (3.13%) MCSA
11 839 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 568 (1.60%) MCTS
13 521 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
14 486 (1.37%) CCNP
15 469 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
16 454 (1.28%) ISEB
17 447 (1.26%) DV Cleared
18 395 (1.12%) CCA
19 277 (0.78%) ISTQB
20 259 (0.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1947 (5.50%) SLA
2 1401 (3.96%) QA
3 350 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 278 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 197 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 94 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 78 (0.22%) COBIT
8 64 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 34 (0.096%) HL7
9 34 (0.096%) PMBOK
10 23 (0.065%) ISO 9000
11 22 (0.062%) WAI
12 17 (0.048%) Solvency II
13 15 (0.042%) TickIT
13 15 (0.042%) ISO 14001
14 14 (0.040%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.020%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 7 (0.020%) DICOM
16 6 (0.017%) DO-178B
17 5 (0.014%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8265 (23.35%) Active Directory
2 4534 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2719 (7.68%) Hyper-V
4 1441 (4.07%) XenApp
5 1320 (3.73%) vSphere
6 734 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 717 (2.03%) VMware ESX
8 528 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 407 (1.15%) XenServer
10 396 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 366 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
12 177 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 164 (0.46%) vCloud
14 153 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 126 (0.36%) Terminal Server
16 124 (0.35%) VMware Server
17 120 (0.34%) ISA Server
18 88 (0.25%) Xen
19 87 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
20 83 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1968 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1069 (3.02%) SCOM
3 537 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 381 (1.08%) WSUS
5 282 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 260 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 247 (0.70%) SCVMM
8 179 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 177 (0.50%) Nagios
10 169 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 169 (0.48%) Puppet
11 159 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
12 127 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
13 99 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 98 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 88 (0.25%) SCOrch
16 83 (0.23%) SCDPM
16 83 (0.23%) HP SIM
17 76 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
17 76 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6495 (18.35%) VMware
2 4026 (11.37%) Citrix
3 3890 (10.99%) Cisco
4 2674 (7.55%) Oracle
5 2400 (6.78%) HP
6 1048 (2.96%) SAP
7 1030 (2.91%) NetApp
8 1020 (2.88%) Symantec
9 942 (2.66%) IBM
10 858 (2.42%) Apple
11 854 (2.41%) Dell
12 769 (2.17%) EMC
13 574 (1.62%) Red Hat
14 521 (1.47%) Juniper
15 508 (1.44%) CheckPoint
16 428 (1.21%) Avaya
17 422 (1.19%) Business Objects
18 405 (1.14%) Adobe
19 383 (1.08%) Cognos
20 373 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Wiltshire
Gold Group
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Hertfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
TFL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
TFL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus on call allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum +bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
TFL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
TFL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits suite
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
TFL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £77500 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago