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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15490 17681 15954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.36% 18.13% 16.62%
As % of the Vendors category 35.99% 38.04% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13326 15144 13437
Average salary £42,500 £40,150 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.85% +0.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
43034 46479 45282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 45.45% 47.66% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 35749 38531 36353
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -3 6055 £50,000 +5.26% 1124
South East -2 3582 £41,820 +4.55% 707
East of England -4 1123 £42,500 +6.25% 164
Yorkshire -3 1083 £37,000 +5.71% 256
South West 0 982 £35,000 -4.10% 244
North West 0 981 £37,500 +6.38% 362
West Midlands -1 895 £40,000 +6.66% 252
East Midlands +4 687 £37,500 - 131
North East -5 112 £33,000 -5.71% 64
Midlands -5 18 £37,000 -17.77%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12763 (40.42%) MS Excel
2 12393 (39.25%) Windows
3 10997 (34.83%) SQL Server
4 9859 (31.22%) SQL
5 8052 (25.50%) .NET
6 7423 (23.51%) Active Directory
7 7159 (22.67%) C#
8 6642 (21.03%) Finance
9 5967 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
10 5876 (18.61%) MS Office
11 5822 (18.44%) Windows Server
12 5489 (17.38%) VMware
13 4437 (14.05%) ASP.NET
14 4354 (13.79%) ITIL
15 4329 (13.71%) Degree
16 4213 (13.34%) JavaScript
17 4061 (12.86%) MS Exchange
18 4032 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 3711 (11.75%) HTML
20 3708 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
21 3472 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 3463 (10.97%) MVC
23 3326 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
24 3202 (10.14%) Cisco
25 3197 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
26 3116 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 3102 (9.82%) Citrix
28 3089 (9.78%) CSS
29 3088 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
30 3079 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4061 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 2938 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 1890 (5.99%) IIS
4 1873 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1237 (3.92%) Lync
6 1236 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 671 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 552 (1.75%) CMS
9 527 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 468 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
11 431 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 396 (1.25%) Apache
13 371 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 324 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 286 (0.91%) SAS
16 280 (0.89%) Node.js
17 264 (0.84%) Tomcat
18 206 (0.65%) WebSphere
19 183 (0.58%) Umbraco
20 176 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12763 (40.42%) MS Excel
2 5876 (18.61%) MS Office
3 1201 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 819 (2.59%) MS Project
5 809 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 205 (0.65%) PowerPivot
7 128 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 109 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 90 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 90 (0.29%) SPSS
10 76 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 61 (0.19%) InfoPath
12 60 (0.19%) Acrobat
13 34 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 26 (0.082%) XMetaL
15 25 (0.079%) RoboHelp
16 20 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
17 18 (0.057%) InDesign
18 15 (0.048%) S-PLUS
19 14 (0.044%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1379 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 633 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 406 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 141 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
5 119 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 96 (0.30%) SAP Business One
7 88 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 83 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 59 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 58 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 53 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
12 40 (0.13%) Visualfiles
13 35 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
13 35 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
14 34 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 34 (0.11%) Primavera
15 33 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
16 30 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
16 30 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
17 29 (0.092%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2237 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2053 (6.50%) Office 365
3 880 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
4 703 (2.23%) SaaS
5 293 (0.93%) IaaS
6 272 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 166 (0.53%) PaaS
8 149 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 134 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 126 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 94 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 76 (0.24%) GitHub
13 74 (0.23%) Yammer
14 68 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 63 (0.20%) Google Apps
16 56 (0.18%) Google App Engine
17 40 (0.13%) Amazon S3
18 38 (0.12%) SoftLayer
19 27 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
20 25 (0.079%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2696 (8.54%) Firewall
2 2319 (7.34%) DNS
3 1923 (6.09%) TCP/IP
4 1829 (5.79%) SAN
5 1767 (5.60%) WAN
6 1749 (5.54%) LAN
7 1485 (4.70%) DHCP
8 1275 (4.04%) VPN
9 968 (3.07%) Internet
10 753 (2.38%) VoIP
11 506 (1.60%) Wireless
12 449 (1.42%) NAS
13 431 (1.36%) VLAN
14 388 (1.23%) Network Security
15 363 (1.15%) SSL
16 358 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
17 351 (1.11%) Unified Communications
18 345 (1.09%) MPLS
19 319 (1.01%) Intranet
20 304 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10997 (34.83%) SQL Server
2 3116 (9.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3079 (9.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2345 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1994 (6.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1912 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1520 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 1311 (4.15%) Relational Database
9 826 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 798 (2.53%) MySQL
11 759 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
12 577 (1.83%) RDBMS
13 554 (1.75%) Big Data
14 519 (1.64%) Oracle Database
15 441 (1.40%) NoSQL
16 388 (1.23%) OLAP
17 355 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
18 352 (1.11%) QlikView
19 350 (1.11%) MS Access
20 322 (1.02%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2013 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 1892 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 695 (2.20%) NUnit
4 606 (1.92%) Subversion
5 536 (1.70%) Git (software)
6 514 (1.63%) JIRA
7 499 (1.58%) Selenium
8 358 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
9 350 (1.11%) Moq
10 285 (0.90%) MSTest
11 284 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 239 (0.76%) SpecFlow
13 201 (0.64%) Jenkins
14 191 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 156 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
16 141 (0.45%) Cucumber
17 138 (0.44%) SoapUI
18 120 (0.38%) WebDriver
19 92 (0.29%) JUnit
19 92 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 6642 (21.03%) Finance
2 1475 (4.67%) Banking
3 1318 (4.17%) Retail
4 1312 (4.16%) Marketing
5 1148 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 1031 (3.27%) Legal
7 700 (2.22%) Advertising
8 631 (2.00%) Law
9 582 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 460 (1.46%) Back Office
11 358 (1.13%) Investment Banking
12 289 (0.92%) Games
13 286 (0.91%) Front Office
14 284 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 219 (0.69%) Electronics
16 199 (0.63%) Publishing
17 195 (0.62%) Billing
18 193 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
19 173 (0.55%) German Language
20 125 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7666 (24.28%) Developer
2 6045 (19.14%) Analyst
3 3221 (10.20%) .NET Developer
4 2880 (9.12%) C# Developer
5 2250 (7.13%) Support Engineer
6 2090 (6.62%) Consultant
7 2065 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 2002 (6.34%) Support Analyst
9 1841 (5.83%) SQL Developer
10 1619 (5.13%) Architect
11 1431 (4.53%) IT Support
12 1407 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1369 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
14 1260 (3.99%) Senior Developer
15 1242 (3.93%) Administrator
16 1157 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
17 1133 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 1000 (3.17%) Project Manager
19 995 (3.15%) Service Analyst
20 958 (3.03%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8052 (25.50%) .NET
2 4437 (14.05%) ASP.NET
3 3711 (11.75%) HTML
4 3089 (9.78%) CSS
5 2132 (6.75%) jQuery
6 2047 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1946 (6.16%) Web Services
8 1868 (5.92%) .NET Framework
9 1790 (5.67%) XML
10 1637 (5.18%) WCF
11 1249 (3.96%) HTML5
12 1024 (3.24%) AngularJS
13 988 (3.13%) Ajax
14 870 (2.76%) WPF
15 861 (2.73%) Entity Framework
16 788 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 768 (2.43%) CSS3
18 565 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 535 (1.69%) SOAP
20 511 (1.62%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3197 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1503 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1439 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 1183 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 912 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 795 (2.52%) Clustering
7 612 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 605 (1.92%) User Experience
9 564 (1.79%) Mathematics
10 490 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 477 (1.51%) Replication
12 455 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 451 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 405 (1.28%) Visualisation
15 359 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
16 352 (1.11%) Data Integration
17 329 (1.04%) Hedge funds
18 325 (1.03%) iPhone
19 298 (0.94%) NHS
20 255 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12393 (39.25%) Windows
2 5822 (18.44%) Windows Server
3 3708 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3088 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 2669 (8.45%) Windows 7
6 2553 (8.09%) Linux
7 1626 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1319 (4.18%) Windows 8
9 1218 (3.86%) Unix
10 950 (3.01%) Windows XP
11 723 (2.29%) Android
12 529 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 393 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 379 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 329 (1.04%) Windows 10
16 247 (0.78%) Solaris
17 187 (0.59%) Windows Vista
18 173 (0.55%) CentOS
19 156 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
20 134 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5967 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4354 (13.79%) ITIL
3 3463 (10.97%) MVC
4 3326 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2599 (8.23%) Project Management
6 2249 (7.12%) CRM
7 2098 (6.64%) Scrum
8 1595 (5.05%) TDD
9 1538 (4.87%) Mentoring
10 1493 (4.73%) Software Engineering
11 1447 (4.58%) SDLC
12 1444 (4.57%) ETL
13 1308 (4.14%) Presales
14 1298 (4.11%) OO
15 1265 (4.01%) PRINCE2
16 1134 (3.59%) Analytics
16 1134 (3.59%) Service Delivery
17 1131 (3.58%) Migration
18 1116 (3.53%) Change Management
19 1106 (3.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9859 (31.22%) SQL
2 7159 (22.67%) C#
3 4213 (13.34%) JavaScript
4 2553 (8.09%) T-SQL
5 1539 (4.87%) PowerShell
6 1421 (4.50%) Java
7 1029 (3.26%) VB.NET
8 780 (2.47%) VB
9 700 (2.22%) C++
10 693 (2.19%) C
11 581 (1.84%) Python
12 535 (1.69%) VBA
13 513 (1.62%) PHP
14 472 (1.49%) Perl
15 424 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 317 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 297 (0.94%) VBScript
18 279 (0.88%) Shell Script
19 277 (0.88%) Ruby
20 146 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4329 (13.71%) Degree
2 4032 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1942 (6.15%) MCSE
4 1332 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1053 (3.33%) MCSA
6 1026 (3.25%) MCP
7 994 (3.15%) Security Cleared
8 947 (3.00%) CCNA
9 941 (2.98%) MCITP
10 649 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 618 (1.96%) SC Cleared
12 438 (1.39%) CCNP
13 433 (1.37%) ISEB
14 430 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
15 412 (1.30%) MCTS
16 290 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
17 270 (0.86%) ISTQB
18 225 (0.71%) PMI Certification
19 207 (0.66%) CCA
20 203 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1601 (5.07%) SLA
2 1263 (4.00%) QA
3 472 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 346 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 181 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 107 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 68 (0.22%) COBIT
8 67 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 65 (0.21%) MiFID
10 43 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 30 (0.095%) EMIR
12 26 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
13 25 (0.079%) PMBOK
14 20 (0.063%) TickIT
15 19 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
16 18 (0.057%) ISO22301
16 18 (0.057%) P3O
17 15 (0.048%) HL7
17 15 (0.048%) ISO 9000
18 14 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 7423 (23.51%) Active Directory
2 3472 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2080 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 1005 (3.18%) vSphere
5 959 (3.04%) XenApp
6 516 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 422 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 355 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 351 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
10 233 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 215 (0.68%) XenServer
12 146 (0.46%) vCloud
13 127 (0.40%) Xen
14 118 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 105 (0.33%) Terminal Server
16 104 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 84 (0.27%) VMware Server
18 83 (0.26%) NFS
19 79 (0.25%) Docker
20 75 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1488 (4.71%) SCCM
2 769 (2.44%) SCOM
3 375 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 331 (1.05%) WSUS
5 283 (0.90%) Puppet
6 197 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 164 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 161 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 158 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 153 (0.48%) SCVMM
11 147 (0.47%) Nagios
12 116 (0.37%) Tivoli
13 107 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 104 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 97 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 94 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
17 90 (0.29%) SCOrch
18 81 (0.26%) Windows Intune
18 81 (0.26%) WMI
19 80 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5489 (17.38%) VMware
2 3202 (10.14%) Cisco
3 3102 (9.82%) Citrix
4 2617 (8.29%) Oracle
5 1693 (5.36%) HP
6 1034 (3.27%) SAP
7 847 (2.68%) IBM
8 826 (2.62%) Dell
9 742 (2.35%) NetApp
10 666 (2.11%) Symantec
11 643 (2.04%) Apple
12 570 (1.81%) EMC
13 504 (1.60%) Google
14 495 (1.57%) Tableau
15 442 (1.40%) Avaya
16 438 (1.39%) Red Hat
17 402 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
18 358 (1.13%) CheckPoint
19 339 (1.07%) Adobe
19 339 (1.07%) Juniper
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