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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16709 18518 17314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.77% 16.89% 17.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.80% 36.34% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13974 15728 15039
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
46676 50952 48596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 46.84% 46.46% 47.72%
Number of salaries quoted 38039 41708 40159
Average salary £46,377 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.05% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 6223 £48,000 -4.00% 986
South East 0 4007 £40,000 - 609
East of England -2 1435 £40,000 - 203
Yorkshire -3 1208 £35,831 +2.37% 196
North West 0 1089 £37,000 +5.71% 370
West Midlands -1 1005 £36,000 -4.00% 227
South West 0 942 £35,000 - 200
East Midlands +1 671 £37,500 -3.84% 103
North East -2 153 £37,500 +18.11% 68
Midlands -1 36 £44,000 -7.36% 8
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14328 (41.49%) Windows
2 14303 (41.42%) MS Excel
3 12070 (34.95%) SQL Server
4 10585 (30.65%) SQL
5 9553 (27.66%) .NET
6 8296 (24.02%) C#
7 7911 (22.91%) Active Directory
8 6724 (19.47%) Finance
9 6715 (19.44%) MS Office
10 6272 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
11 6238 (18.06%) VMware
12 5469 (15.84%) ASP.NET
13 5096 (14.76%) MS Exchange
14 4867 (14.09%) ITIL
15 4694 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 4583 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 4570 (13.23%) Degree
18 4531 (13.12%) JavaScript
19 4486 (12.99%) HTML
20 4341 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4015 (11.63%) SharePoint
22 3994 (11.57%) MVC
23 3818 (11.06%) Citrix
24 3797 (10.99%) Cisco
25 3553 (10.29%) CSS
26 3477 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
27 3375 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
28 3230 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
29 3149 (9.12%) Windows 7
30 3034 (8.79%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5096 (14.76%) MS Exchange
2 4015 (11.63%) SharePoint
3 2243 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2196 (6.36%) IIS
5 1560 (4.52%) Lync
6 1221 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1111 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 701 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 643 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 637 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 636 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 607 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
13 532 (1.54%) CMS
14 417 (1.21%) Apache
15 328 (0.95%) SAS
16 254 (0.74%) Tomcat
17 211 (0.61%) Umbraco
18 202 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
19 197 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
20 193 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14303 (41.42%) MS Excel
2 6715 (19.44%) MS Office
3 1251 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 929 (2.69%) MS Project
5 863 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 229 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 192 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 162 (0.47%) SPSS
9 129 (0.37%) InfoPath
10 124 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
11 70 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 60 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 39 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 31 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
15 22 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
16 20 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
17 19 (0.055%) InDesign
18 18 (0.052%) Acrobat
19 10 (0.029%) S-PLUS
19 10 (0.029%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1369 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 428 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 263 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 89 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 88 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 81 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 69 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 56 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 54 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 52 (0.15%) SAP Business One
11 51 (0.15%) Agresso
12 49 (0.14%) SAP SD
13 38 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 35 (0.10%) SAP CRM
15 34 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
16 32 (0.093%) Primavera
17 31 (0.090%) Magento
18 28 (0.081%) SAP FI
19 27 (0.078%) Northgate Housing
20 26 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1630 (4.72%) Office 365
2 1624 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 766 (2.22%) SaaS
4 714 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
5 256 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 197 (0.57%) IaaS
7 144 (0.42%) PaaS
8 133 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 112 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 57 (0.17%) Yammer
11 54 (0.16%) Google Apps
12 48 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 43 (0.12%) GitHub
14 42 (0.12%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
16 15 (0.043%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (0.041%) Terremark
17 14 (0.041%) Heroku
18 13 (0.038%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2996 (8.68%) Firewall
2 2683 (7.77%) DNS
3 2411 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 2311 (6.69%) SAN
5 2088 (6.05%) WAN
6 2078 (6.02%) LAN
7 1877 (5.44%) DHCP
8 1476 (4.27%) VPN
9 1234 (3.57%) Internet
10 962 (2.79%) VoIP
11 624 (1.81%) Wireless
12 587 (1.70%) Network Security
13 535 (1.55%) NAS
14 471 (1.36%) VLAN
15 403 (1.17%) Unified Communications
16 390 (1.13%) HTTP
17 366 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
18 353 (1.02%) SSL
19 342 (0.99%) MPLS
20 334 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12070 (34.95%) SQL Server
2 2868 (8.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2844 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 2674 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1777 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1775 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1353 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 1179 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 1102 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 815 (2.36%) MySQL
11 566 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 499 (1.44%) Big Data
13 449 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 405 (1.17%) NoSQL
15 388 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 382 (1.11%) OLAP
17 305 (0.88%) QlikView
18 303 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
18 303 (0.88%) MS Access
19 299 (0.87%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2322 (6.72%) Visual Studio
2 1703 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 815 (2.36%) NUnit
4 530 (1.53%) Subversion
5 445 (1.29%) Rhino Mocks
6 439 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 437 (1.27%) Moq
8 402 (1.16%) JIRA
9 380 (1.10%) Selenium
10 274 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 260 (0.75%) MSTest
12 193 (0.56%) ReSharper
13 180 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 172 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 149 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 121 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 119 (0.34%) Jenkins
18 109 (0.32%) SoapUI
19 102 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
20 87 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6724 (19.47%) Finance
2 1716 (4.97%) Retail
3 1478 (4.28%) Banking
4 1267 (3.67%) Marketing
5 1123 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 931 (2.70%) Legal
7 750 (2.17%) Advertising
8 681 (1.97%) Law
9 655 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 499 (1.44%) Back Office
11 363 (1.05%) Front Office
12 345 (1.00%) Games
12 345 (1.00%) Investment Banking
13 307 (0.89%) Publishing
14 261 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 225 (0.65%) Billing
16 189 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 154 (0.45%) Electronics
18 140 (0.41%) Automotive
19 130 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8523 (24.68%) Developer
2 6310 (18.27%) Analyst
3 2973 (8.61%) .NET Developer
4 2482 (7.19%) Consultant
5 2434 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 2260 (6.54%) Support Analyst
7 2058 (5.96%) C# Developer
8 1791 (5.19%) Architect
9 1497 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 1427 (4.13%) Administrator
11 1350 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 1339 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1264 (3.66%) Project Manager
14 1178 (3.41%) Software Developer
15 1146 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
16 1131 (3.27%) IT Support
17 942 (2.73%) DBA
18 899 (2.60%) Service Analyst
19 847 (2.45%) Service Desk Analyst
20 843 (2.44%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9553 (27.66%) .NET
2 5469 (15.84%) ASP.NET
3 4486 (12.99%) HTML
4 3553 (10.29%) CSS
5 2552 (7.39%) jQuery
6 2489 (7.21%) .NET Framework
7 2448 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2276 (6.59%) WCF
9 2200 (6.37%) Web Services
10 2136 (6.19%) XML
11 1447 (4.19%) HTML5
12 1231 (3.56%) Ajax
13 1151 (3.33%) Entity Framework
14 1055 (3.05%) WPF
15 802 (2.32%) AngularJS
16 732 (2.12%) CSS3
17 710 (2.06%) LINQ
18 703 (2.04%) SOAP
19 702 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
20 606 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3477 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 1593 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 1317 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 1238 (3.58%) Blackberry
5 1116 (3.23%) Clustering
6 710 (2.06%) Replication
7 645 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 632 (1.83%) Mathematics
9 528 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 524 (1.52%) User Experience
11 474 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 444 (1.29%) Open Source
13 404 (1.17%) Statistics
14 368 (1.07%) Visualisation
15 366 (1.06%) N-Tier
16 300 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
17 298 (0.86%) Hedge funds
18 294 (0.85%) iPhone
19 292 (0.85%) Thin Client
19 292 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14328 (41.49%) Windows
2 4583 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3375 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3149 (9.12%) Windows 7
5 2539 (7.35%) Linux
6 2520 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1542 (4.47%) Windows XP
8 1501 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 1081 (3.13%) UNIX
10 756 (2.19%) Android
11 654 (1.89%) Apple iOS
12 465 (1.35%) Windows Vista
13 418 (1.21%) Mac OS X
14 401 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 293 (0.85%) Solaris
16 225 (0.65%) CentOS
17 161 (0.47%) AIX
18 155 (0.45%) Windows 2000
19 151 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
20 114 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6272 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
2 4867 (14.09%) ITIL
3 3994 (11.57%) MVC
4 3230 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
5 3034 (8.79%) Project Management
6 2415 (6.99%) Scrum
7 2357 (6.82%) CRM
8 2051 (5.94%) TDD
9 1884 (5.46%) OO
10 1537 (4.45%) Software Engineering
11 1430 (4.14%) PRINCE2
12 1419 (4.11%) Migration
13 1383 (4.00%) Service Delivery
14 1382 (4.00%) Mentoring
15 1264 (3.66%) Change Management
16 1244 (3.60%) Service Management
17 1197 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
18 1103 (3.19%) ETL
19 1083 (3.14%) Time Management
20 1073 (3.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10585 (30.65%) SQL
2 8296 (24.02%) C#
3 4531 (13.12%) JavaScript
4 3006 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1791 (5.19%) Java
6 1745 (5.05%) PowerShell
7 1164 (3.37%) VB.NET
8 912 (2.64%) VB
9 789 (2.28%) C++
10 686 (1.99%) C
11 619 (1.79%) VBA
12 553 (1.60%) PHP
13 415 (1.20%) Python
14 389 (1.13%) Perl
15 382 (1.11%) VBScript
16 356 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 240 (0.69%) Ruby
18 175 (0.51%) Shell Script
19 169 (0.49%) VB6
20 167 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4694 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4570 (13.23%) Degree
3 2319 (6.71%) MCSE
4 1508 (4.37%) Security Cleared
5 1504 (4.36%) MCP
6 1399 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1181 (3.42%) MCITP
8 1090 (3.16%) CCNA
9 1044 (3.02%) MCSA
10 1042 (3.02%) SC Cleared
11 806 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 549 (1.59%) MCTS
13 498 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
14 454 (1.31%) CCNP
15 423 (1.22%) ISEB
16 408 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
17 405 (1.17%) DV Cleared
18 352 (1.02%) CCA
19 253 (0.73%) A+ Certification
20 240 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1894 (5.48%) SLA
2 1372 (3.97%) QA
3 335 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 224 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 205 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 104 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 78 (0.23%) COBIT
8 62 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 38 (0.11%) HL7
10 35 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 27 (0.078%) ISO 9000
12 17 (0.049%) WAI
13 16 (0.046%) TickIT
14 15 (0.043%) Solvency II
15 14 (0.041%) ISO 8583
15 14 (0.041%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.017%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 6 (0.017%) DICOM
16 6 (0.017%) EMIR
17 5 (0.014%) P3O
System Software
1 7911 (22.91%) Active Directory
2 4341 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2569 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 1360 (3.94%) XenApp
5 1253 (3.63%) vSphere
6 685 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 672 (1.95%) XenDesktop
8 491 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 387 (1.12%) XenServer
10 373 (1.08%) Terminal Services
11 351 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 179 (0.52%) vCloud
13 173 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 135 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 126 (0.36%) Terminal Server
16 114 (0.33%) VMware Server
17 97 (0.28%) ISA Server
18 92 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
19 86 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
20 79 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1884 (5.46%) SCCM
2 986 (2.86%) SCOM
3 478 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 357 (1.03%) WSUS
5 238 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 235 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 200 (0.58%) SCVMM
8 194 (0.56%) Puppet
9 159 (0.46%) Nagios
10 149 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
11 148 (0.43%) Tivoli
12 144 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
13 129 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 96 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 87 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 82 (0.24%) HP SIM
17 78 (0.23%) SCOrch
18 72 (0.21%) OpenView
18 72 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
19 70 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6238 (18.06%) VMware
2 3818 (11.06%) Citrix
3 3797 (10.99%) Cisco
4 2674 (7.74%) Oracle
5 2290 (6.63%) HP
6 1033 (2.99%) SAP
7 998 (2.89%) NetApp
8 958 (2.77%) IBM
9 922 (2.67%) Symantec
10 833 (2.41%) Apple
11 775 (2.24%) Dell
12 704 (2.04%) EMC
13 575 (1.66%) Red Hat
14 523 (1.51%) Juniper
15 468 (1.36%) CheckPoint
16 429 (1.24%) Business Objects
17 409 (1.18%) Avaya
18 395 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
19 392 (1.14%) Adobe
20 386 (1.12%) Cognos
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £29000 - £31000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dorset
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northumberland
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32500 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £300 - £408.50 per day + +
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum Plus Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago