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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17791 16359 17316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.88% 16.46% 17.00%
As % of the Vendors category 37.81% 35.00% 35.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15106 13740 15080
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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
47049 46736 48814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.29% 47.02% 47.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38774 37498 40725
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +8 6743 £47,500 - 920
South East 0 3954 £40,000 - 655
East of England +6 1520 £40,000 - 219
Yorkshire 0 1438 £35,000 - 253
North West +3 1276 £35,500 +2.89% 361
South West -3 1024 £36,000 +2.85% 239
West Midlands +2 1021 £36,000 -4.00% 228
East Midlands -1 605 £35,000 -12.50% 155
North East +1 141 £34,500 +8.66% 67
Midlands +6 59 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 15361 (41.88%) Windows
2 15272 (41.64%) MS Excel
3 12342 (33.65%) SQL Server
4 11017 (30.04%) SQL
5 9801 (26.72%) .NET
6 8601 (23.45%) Active Directory
7 8510 (23.20%) C#
8 7120 (19.41%) Finance
9 7040 (19.20%) MS Office
10 6780 (18.49%) VMware
11 6325 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
12 5866 (15.99%) ASP.NET
13 5521 (15.05%) MS Exchange
14 5180 (14.12%) ITIL
15 5165 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 4904 (13.37%) Degree
17 4878 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
18 4775 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
19 4714 (12.85%) SharePoint
20 4711 (12.85%) JavaScript
21 4680 (12.76%) HTML
22 4349 (11.86%) Citrix
23 4034 (11.00%) MVC
24 3927 (10.71%) Cisco
25 3770 (10.28%) CSS
26 3556 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
27 3529 (9.62%) Windows 7
28 3259 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
29 3148 (8.58%) Firewall
30 3142 (8.57%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5521 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 4714 (12.85%) SharePoint
3 2438 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2410 (6.57%) IIS
5 1643 (4.48%) Lync
6 1333 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1314 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 902 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 822 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 765 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 673 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 626 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
13 609 (1.66%) CMS
14 456 (1.24%) Apache
15 314 (0.86%) SAS
16 312 (0.85%) Tomcat
17 273 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
18 251 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
19 233 (0.64%) Umbraco
20 227 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15272 (41.64%) MS Excel
2 7040 (19.20%) MS Office
3 1373 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1061 (2.89%) MS Project
5 859 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 208 (0.57%) PowerPivot
7 202 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 159 (0.43%) InfoPath
9 147 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
10 116 (0.32%) SPSS
11 103 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
12 53 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 44 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 34 (0.093%) Acrobat
15 30 (0.082%) Adobe Captivate
16 26 (0.071%) Fireworks
17 22 (0.060%) InDesign
18 14 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
18 14 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
19 11 (0.030%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1622 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 616 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 326 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 118 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 92 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 85 (0.23%) Agresso
7 74 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 67 (0.18%) SAP CRM
8 67 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 55 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 52 (0.14%) Sage 200
11 45 (0.12%) Magento
12 43 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 35 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 35 (0.095%) Towers Watson Igloo
14 31 (0.085%) Markit EDM
15 30 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
16 28 (0.076%) SAP SD
17 27 (0.074%) Tridion
17 27 (0.074%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1529 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1513 (4.13%) Office 365
3 580 (1.58%) SaaS
4 303 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
5 210 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 197 (0.54%) IaaS
7 135 (0.37%) PaaS
8 73 (0.20%) GitHub
9 68 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 64 (0.17%) Yammer
11 28 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (0.068%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.068%) Trello
13 15 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.038%) Terremark
15 9 (0.025%) Heroku
16 8 (0.022%) Taleo
17 7 (0.019%) SoftLayer
18 6 (0.016%) Responsys
19 5 (0.014%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3148 (8.58%) Firewall
2 2815 (7.68%) DNS
3 2510 (6.84%) SAN
4 2486 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 2166 (5.91%) WAN
6 2150 (5.86%) LAN
7 1955 (5.33%) DHCP
8 1625 (4.43%) VPN
9 1506 (4.11%) Internet
10 900 (2.45%) VoIP
11 663 (1.81%) Wireless
12 560 (1.53%) NAS
13 543 (1.48%) Network Security
14 500 (1.36%) VLAN
15 399 (1.09%) Intranet
16 397 (1.08%) HTTP
17 388 (1.06%) Unified Communications
18 387 (1.06%) MPLS
19 376 (1.03%) iSCSI
20 363 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12342 (33.65%) SQL Server
2 3108 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2923 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2749 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1768 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1696 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
7 1480 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 1327 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 1226 (3.34%) Relational Database
10 905 (2.47%) MySQL
11 633 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 470 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 449 (1.22%) Big Data
14 401 (1.09%) MS Access
15 400 (1.09%) OLAP
16 365 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 347 (0.95%) NoSQL
18 329 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
19 312 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
20 259 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2372 (6.47%) Visual Studio
2 1729 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 873 (2.38%) NUnit
4 572 (1.56%) Subversion
5 508 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
6 457 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 433 (1.18%) JIRA
8 432 (1.18%) Moq
9 384 (1.05%) Selenium
10 326 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 238 (0.65%) MSTest
12 215 (0.59%) ReSharper
13 189 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 148 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 142 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
16 137 (0.37%) Jenkins
17 134 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 126 (0.34%) Eclipse
19 121 (0.33%) Cucumber
20 116 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 7120 (19.41%) Finance
2 1693 (4.62%) Retail
3 1433 (3.91%) Banking
4 1262 (3.44%) Marketing
5 1183 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1036 (2.82%) Advertising
7 929 (2.53%) Legal
8 687 (1.87%) Law
9 646 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 495 (1.35%) Back Office
11 379 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 364 (0.99%) Front Office
13 296 (0.81%) Publishing
14 284 (0.77%) Games
15 237 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 205 (0.56%) Automotive
17 203 (0.55%) Billing
18 187 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
19 161 (0.44%) French Language
20 148 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8865 (24.17%) Developer
2 6773 (18.47%) Analyst
3 3006 (8.20%) .NET Developer
4 2816 (7.68%) Consultant
5 2577 (7.03%) Support Engineer
6 2427 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 2100 (5.73%) C# Developer
8 1852 (5.05%) Architect
9 1535 (4.19%) Senior Developer
10 1514 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 1420 (3.87%) Administrator
12 1323 (3.61%) Project Manager
13 1314 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1239 (3.38%) Software Developer
15 1149 (3.13%) IT Support
16 1126 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
17 1072 (2.92%) Service Analyst
18 1009 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
19 944 (2.57%) Applications Support
20 938 (2.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9801 (26.72%) .NET
2 5866 (15.99%) ASP.NET
3 4680 (12.76%) HTML
4 3770 (10.28%) CSS
5 2681 (7.31%) jQuery
6 2613 (7.12%) .NET Framework
7 2473 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2273 (6.20%) XML
9 2271 (6.19%) WCF
10 2256 (6.15%) Web Services
11 1551 (4.23%) HTML5
12 1352 (3.69%) Ajax
13 1246 (3.40%) WPF
14 1063 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 776 (2.12%) CSS3
16 743 (2.03%) SOAP
17 735 (2.00%) WinForms
18 690 (1.88%) AngularJS
19 683 (1.86%) LINQ
20 637 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3556 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1541 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 1354 (3.69%) Blackberry
4 1346 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 1236 (3.37%) Clustering
6 661 (1.80%) Replication
7 622 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 618 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 532 (1.45%) User Experience
10 476 (1.30%) Client/Server
11 462 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 434 (1.18%) Open Source
13 378 (1.03%) N-Tier
14 362 (0.99%) Statistics
15 346 (0.94%) Visualisation
16 335 (0.91%) iPhone
17 314 (0.86%) Fat Client
17 314 (0.86%) Thin Client
18 306 (0.83%) Hedge funds
19 282 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15361 (41.88%) Windows
2 4878 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 3529 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 3259 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 2867 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2727 (7.44%) Linux
7 1831 (4.99%) Windows XP
8 1638 (4.47%) Windows 8
9 1262 (3.44%) UNIX
10 705 (1.92%) Android
11 631 (1.72%) Apple iOS
12 559 (1.52%) Windows Vista
13 428 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 397 (1.08%) Solaris
15 372 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 239 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 213 (0.58%) CentOS
18 206 (0.56%) AIX
19 197 (0.54%) Windows 2000
20 121 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6325 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5180 (14.12%) ITIL
3 4034 (11.00%) MVC
4 3142 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3128 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2558 (6.97%) CRM
7 2477 (6.75%) Scrum
8 2113 (5.76%) TDD
9 2054 (5.60%) OO
10 1579 (4.31%) Software Engineering
11 1570 (4.28%) PRINCE2
12 1466 (4.00%) Migration
13 1462 (3.99%) Mentoring
14 1439 (3.92%) Service Delivery
15 1345 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
16 1299 (3.54%) Change Management
17 1184 (3.23%) E-Commerce
18 1154 (3.15%) Web Development
19 1133 (3.09%) Service Management
20 1109 (3.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11017 (30.04%) SQL
2 8510 (23.20%) C#
3 4711 (12.85%) JavaScript
4 3086 (8.41%) T-SQL
5 1875 (5.11%) PowerShell
6 1731 (4.72%) Java
7 1369 (3.73%) VB.NET
8 1057 (2.88%) VB
9 840 (2.29%) C++
10 683 (1.86%) C
11 679 (1.85%) VBA
12 640 (1.75%) PHP
13 470 (1.28%) Python
14 424 (1.16%) VBScript
15 421 (1.15%) Perl
16 363 (0.99%) PL/SQL
17 243 (0.66%) Ruby
18 227 (0.62%) VB6
19 215 (0.59%) Shell Script
20 184 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5165 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4904 (13.37%) Degree
3 2667 (7.27%) MCSE
4 1706 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 1582 (4.31%) MCP
6 1579 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
7 1351 (3.68%) MCITP
8 1296 (3.53%) SC Cleared
9 1205 (3.29%) MCSA
10 1186 (3.23%) CCNA
11 914 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 750 (2.04%) VCP4
13 622 (1.70%) MCTS
14 529 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
15 514 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
16 507 (1.38%) CCNP
17 482 (1.31%) ISEB
18 424 (1.16%) CCA
18 424 (1.16%) DV Cleared
19 290 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1979 (5.40%) SLA
2 1391 (3.79%) QA
3 318 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 308 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 167 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 86 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 61 (0.17%) COBIT
9 29 (0.079%) HL7
10 28 (0.076%) PMBOK
11 25 (0.068%) ISO 9000
12 23 (0.063%) WAI
13 15 (0.041%) TickIT
13 15 (0.041%) Solvency II
14 14 (0.038%) ISO 8583
15 13 (0.035%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.027%) Basel II
17 8 (0.022%) GLP
18 7 (0.019%) DICOM
19 6 (0.016%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8601 (23.45%) Active Directory
2 4775 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2799 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 1561 (4.26%) XenApp
5 1365 (3.72%) vSphere
6 762 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 746 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 534 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 406 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 378 (1.03%) XenServer
11 354 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 189 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 152 (0.41%) vCloud
14 148 (0.40%) ISA Server
15 147 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 110 (0.30%) VMware Server
17 106 (0.29%) Terminal Server
18 95 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
19 93 (0.25%) UAG
20 90 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1909 (5.21%) SCCM
2 1130 (3.08%) SCOM
3 596 (1.63%) Backup Exec
4 358 (0.98%) NetBackup
5 354 (0.97%) WSUS
6 341 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 299 (0.82%) SCVMM
8 222 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 207 (0.56%) Nagios
10 199 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 182 (0.50%) Tivoli
12 156 (0.43%) Puppet
13 116 (0.32%) SCOrch
14 115 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
15 106 (0.29%) HP SIM
16 104 (0.28%) SCDPM
17 102 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 98 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 95 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 95 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6780 (18.49%) VMware
2 4349 (11.86%) Citrix
3 3927 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2758 (7.52%) Oracle
5 2455 (6.69%) HP
6 1136 (3.10%) Symantec
7 1071 (2.92%) NetApp
8 1013 (2.76%) SAP
9 971 (2.65%) IBM
10 894 (2.44%) Dell
11 868 (2.37%) EMC
12 839 (2.29%) Apple
13 572 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 547 (1.49%) Juniper
15 512 (1.40%) CheckPoint
16 454 (1.24%) Avaya
17 399 (1.09%) Cognos
18 391 (1.07%) Business Objects
19 387 (1.06%) Adobe
20 373 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 29 minutes ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + pension
Posted: 46 minutes ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits, pension, bonuses
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £43043.88 - £45467.40 per annum + Fixed-Term Contract, then perm
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
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Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £66,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 1 hour ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £15000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Circle Recruitment
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c30-35k+bens
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Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits pension,healthcare,season ticket l
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