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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18061 17174 18700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.76% 16.82% 16.65%
As % of the Vendors category 35.58% 35.30% 34.50%
Number of salaries quoted 14985 14928 16431
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 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
50762 48645 54203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.11% 47.64% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 40729 40315 46024
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 £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
(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 6645 £47,500 - 860
South East +3 4377 £40,000 - 543
East of England -1 1465 £40,000 - 193
Yorkshire +2 1327 £35,000 +7.69% 202
North West +3 1312 £35,000 - 288
West Midlands +1 1133 £37,500 +1.35% 185
South West -4 1043 £35,000 - 178
East Midlands -3 619 £37,500 - 136
North East -4 122 £32,500 -13.33% 55
Midlands 0 11 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 15395 (41.41%) MS Excel
2 14408 (38.75%) Windows
3 13360 (35.93%) SQL Server
4 11686 (31.43%) SQL
5 11509 (30.95%) .NET
6 9948 (26.76%) C#
7 7631 (20.52%) Active Directory
8 7052 (18.97%) Finance
9 6936 (18.65%) ASP.NET
10 6470 (17.40%) MS Office
11 6126 (16.48%) VMware
12 5459 (14.68%) Degree
13 5259 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 5095 (13.70%) MS Exchange
15 4990 (13.42%) HTML
16 4947 (13.31%) SharePoint
17 4893 (13.16%) JavaScript
18 4649 (12.50%) ITIL
19 4511 (12.13%) Windows Server 2008
20 4225 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4100 (11.03%) MVC
22 3993 (10.74%) CSS
23 3886 (10.45%) Citrix
24 3520 (9.47%) T-SQL
25 3391 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
26 3365 (9.05%) Cisco
27 3360 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
28 3342 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3203 (8.61%) Project Management
30 3125 (8.40%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 5095 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 4947 (13.31%) SharePoint
3 2526 (6.79%) IIS
4 2385 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1469 (3.95%) Lync
6 1339 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1088 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 923 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 858 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 802 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 771 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
12 690 (1.86%) CMS
13 609 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 488 (1.31%) Apache
15 433 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
16 340 (0.91%) Tomcat
17 295 (0.79%) WebSphere
18 250 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
19 222 (0.60%) IBM Notes
20 213 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15395 (41.41%) MS Excel
2 6470 (17.40%) MS Office
3 1263 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 984 (2.65%) MS Project
5 900 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 205 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 149 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 126 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 123 (0.33%) InfoPath
10 83 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 79 (0.21%) SPSS
12 55 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 38 (0.10%) InDesign
14 37 (0.100%) Fireworks
15 30 (0.081%) FrameMaker
16 28 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
17 26 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
18 24 (0.065%) RoboHelp
19 22 (0.059%) AutoCAD
20 20 (0.054%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1609 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 663 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 445 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 125 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 107 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 93 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 85 (0.23%) Fredhopper
8 82 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 78 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 53 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 53 (0.14%) Magento
11 52 (0.14%) Markit EDM
12 47 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 44 (0.12%) Maximo
14 41 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
15 37 (0.100%) SAP BPC
16 36 (0.097%) Agresso
17 31 (0.083%) SAP CRM
17 31 (0.083%) assyst
18 30 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1193 (3.21%) Office 365
2 1023 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 581 (1.56%) SaaS
4 369 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 223 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 182 (0.49%) IaaS
7 159 (0.43%) PaaS
8 72 (0.19%) GitHub
9 67 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 51 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 38 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (0.094%) Trello
13 31 (0.083%) Amazon SQS
14 28 (0.075%) ElastiCache
14 28 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 15 (0.040%) Rackspace Cloud
16 13 (0.035%) Heroku
17 12 (0.032%) Google App Engine
18 11 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
19 10 (0.027%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2764 (7.43%) DNS
2 2620 (7.05%) Firewall
3 2465 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 2203 (5.93%) SAN
5 1862 (5.01%) DHCP
5 1862 (5.01%) LAN
6 1780 (4.79%) WAN
7 1564 (4.21%) Internet
8 1347 (3.62%) VPN
9 722 (1.94%) VoIP
10 588 (1.58%) NAS
11 541 (1.46%) Wireless
12 539 (1.45%) Intranet
13 458 (1.23%) HTTP
14 420 (1.13%) Unified Communications
15 392 (1.05%) Network Security
16 354 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
17 331 (0.89%) VLAN
18 308 (0.83%) NetScaler
19 286 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13360 (35.93%) SQL Server
2 3391 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3342 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2971 (7.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1944 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1773 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
7 1707 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 1595 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 1365 (3.67%) Relational Database
10 895 (2.41%) MySQL
11 666 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 542 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 542 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 523 (1.41%) OLAP
14 471 (1.27%) Big Data
15 414 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
16 383 (1.03%) MS Access
17 345 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
18 281 (0.76%) QlikView
19 279 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2774 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 1853 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 919 (2.47%) NUnit
4 698 (1.88%) Subversion
5 542 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
6 471 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 420 (1.13%) JIRA
8 405 (1.09%) Selenium
9 375 (1.01%) Moq
10 296 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 283 (0.76%) MSTest
12 261 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 211 (0.57%) ReSharper
14 199 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 198 (0.53%) Cucumber
16 196 (0.53%) SpecFlow
17 193 (0.52%) Jenkins
18 188 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
19 149 (0.40%) Eclipse
20 135 (0.36%) MSBuild
General
1 7052 (18.97%) Finance
2 1612 (4.34%) Marketing
3 1533 (4.12%) Retail
4 1270 (3.42%) Advertising
5 1238 (3.33%) Banking
6 1202 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 992 (2.67%) Legal
8 661 (1.78%) Law
9 527 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 525 (1.41%) Back Office
11 402 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 352 (0.95%) Games
13 308 (0.83%) Front Office
14 245 (0.66%) Publishing
15 237 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 229 (0.62%) French Language
17 228 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
18 203 (0.55%) German Language
19 163 (0.44%) Electronics
20 151 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10285 (27.66%) Developer
2 6749 (18.15%) Analyst
3 3663 (9.85%) .NET Developer
4 2725 (7.33%) Consultant
5 2434 (6.55%) Support Analyst
6 2409 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 2349 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 1907 (5.13%) Architect
9 1736 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 1651 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 1446 (3.89%) Software Developer
12 1414 (3.80%) Administrator
13 1154 (3.10%) Project Manager
14 1143 (3.07%) IT Support
15 1086 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 1035 (2.78%) Business Analyst
17 1028 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
18 1022 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
19 932 (2.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 921 (2.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11509 (30.95%) .NET
2 6936 (18.65%) ASP.NET
3 4990 (13.42%) HTML
4 3993 (10.74%) CSS
5 3125 (8.40%) Web Services
6 3017 (8.11%) jQuery
7 3008 (8.09%) XML
8 2810 (7.56%) .NET Framework
9 2795 (7.52%) WCF
10 2716 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1559 (4.19%) Ajax
12 1491 (4.01%) WPF
13 1475 (3.97%) HTML5
14 1010 (2.72%) SOAP
15 982 (2.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 943 (2.54%) WinForms
17 772 (2.08%) LINQ
18 749 (2.01%) CSS3
19 693 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 685 (1.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1852 (4.98%) Computer Science
2 1236 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 1200 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 1043 (2.81%) Clustering
5 758 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 688 (1.85%) Replication
7 631 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 494 (1.33%) Open Source
9 483 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 466 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 407 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 332 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 332 (0.89%) iPhone
13 307 (0.83%) Social Media
13 307 (0.83%) Statistics
14 267 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
15 256 (0.69%) PKI
16 253 (0.68%) Visualisation
17 246 (0.66%) Tandem
18 223 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14408 (38.75%) Windows
2 4511 (12.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2954 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 2868 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2633 (7.08%) Linux
6 2341 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1826 (4.91%) Windows XP
8 1295 (3.48%) UNIX
9 1223 (3.29%) Windows 8
10 723 (1.94%) Android
11 603 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 486 (1.31%) Windows Vista
13 383 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 365 (0.98%) Solaris
15 322 (0.87%) Mac OS X
16 223 (0.60%) AIX
17 179 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
18 177 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 152 (0.41%) Mac OS
20 147 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4649 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4100 (11.03%) MVC
3 3360 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3203 (8.61%) Project Management
5 3076 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
6 2605 (7.01%) Scrum
7 2569 (6.91%) CRM
8 2342 (6.30%) TDD
9 2074 (5.58%) OO
10 1799 (4.84%) Software Engineering
11 1765 (4.75%) E-Commerce
12 1609 (4.33%) PRINCE2
13 1320 (3.55%) Migration
14 1314 (3.53%) ETL
15 1248 (3.36%) Web Development
16 1220 (3.28%) Service Delivery
17 1211 (3.26%) Change Management
18 1141 (3.07%) Unit Testing
19 1061 (2.85%) Business Analysis
20 1016 (2.73%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11686 (31.43%) SQL
2 9948 (26.76%) C#
3 4893 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 3520 (9.47%) T-SQL
5 2099 (5.65%) Java
6 1780 (4.79%) VB.NET
7 1611 (4.33%) PowerShell
8 1255 (3.38%) VB
9 1072 (2.88%) C++
10 810 (2.18%) C
11 752 (2.02%) PHP
12 632 (1.70%) VBA
13 537 (1.44%) VBScript
14 471 (1.27%) Python
15 437 (1.18%) Perl
16 382 (1.03%) Ruby
17 354 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 252 (0.68%) VB6
19 215 (0.58%) Shell Script
20 206 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5459 (14.68%) Degree
2 5259 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2435 (6.55%) MCSE
4 1540 (4.14%) MCITP
5 1512 (4.07%) MCP
6 1399 (3.76%) Security Cleared
7 1382 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1075 (2.89%) CCNA
9 1043 (2.81%) MCSA
10 945 (2.54%) SC Cleared
11 789 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 773 (2.08%) MCTS
13 558 (1.50%) ISEB
14 537 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
15 453 (1.22%) CCNP
16 419 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
17 340 (0.91%) MCSD
18 320 (0.86%) CCA
19 292 (0.79%) PMI Certification
20 257 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1672 (4.50%) SLA
2 1320 (3.55%) QA
3 301 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 292 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 193 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 91 (0.24%) COBIT
7 82 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 54 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.11%) WAI
10 36 (0.097%) ISO 9000
10 36 (0.097%) HL7
11 32 (0.086%) EMIR
12 31 (0.083%) TickIT
13 30 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
14 29 (0.078%) WCAG
15 28 (0.075%) Basel II
16 18 (0.048%) GAMP
17 16 (0.043%) Solvency II
17 16 (0.043%) UCITS
18 10 (0.027%) Basel III
System Software
1 7631 (20.52%) Active Directory
2 4225 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2329 (6.26%) Hyper-V
4 1284 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1097 (2.95%) vSphere
6 777 (2.09%) VMware ESX
7 755 (2.03%) XenDesktop
8 423 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 417 (1.12%) XenServer
10 384 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 354 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 193 (0.52%) UAG
13 179 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 164 (0.44%) ISA Server
15 118 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
16 112 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
17 110 (0.30%) vCloud
18 99 (0.27%) Terminal Server
19 94 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
20 92 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1691 (4.55%) SCCM
2 754 (2.03%) SCOM
3 524 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 406 (1.09%) WSUS
5 305 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 244 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 208 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 201 (0.54%) Puppet
9 190 (0.51%) SCVMM
10 187 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 175 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
12 153 (0.41%) Nagios
13 141 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 119 (0.32%) HP SIM
15 116 (0.31%) Tivoli
16 110 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
17 104 (0.28%) Data Guard
18 101 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 92 (0.25%) SCDPM
20 72 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6126 (16.48%) VMware
2 3886 (10.45%) Citrix
3 3365 (9.05%) Cisco
4 2920 (7.85%) Oracle
5 2181 (5.87%) HP
6 1036 (2.79%) NetApp
7 1024 (2.75%) IBM
8 1014 (2.73%) SAP
9 902 (2.43%) Symantec
10 775 (2.08%) Dell
11 738 (1.98%) EMC
12 622 (1.67%) Apple
13 563 (1.51%) Red Hat
14 483 (1.30%) Adobe
15 476 (1.28%) Google
16 436 (1.17%) CheckPoint
17 432 (1.16%) Business Objects
18 397 (1.07%) Juniper
19 374 (1.01%) Cognos
20 326 (0.88%) Sitecore
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum to £100k plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £110,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits plus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
TRG
Salary: £56000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, flexible working hours
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago