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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16949 18236 17219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.58% 16.68% 16.92%
As % of the Vendors category 36.03% 35.78% 35.73%
Number of salaries quoted 14289 15299 14947
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
47043 50972 48194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 46.01% 46.61% 47.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38586 41263 39864
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 6281 £50,000 - 702
South East -1 3979 £40,000 - 478
East of England 0 1462 £40,000 - 158
Yorkshire -1 1273 £37,500 +7.14% 174
North West +2 1175 £35,000 - 275
West Midlands 0 1104 £37,500 -1.31% 143
South West -2 909 £37,500 +7.14% 182
East Midlands +3 627 £37,500 - 93
North East 0 130 £38,000 +22.58% 37
Midlands +7 41 £52,500 +13.51% 5
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14184 (40.99%) MS Excel
2 14137 (40.85%) Windows
3 12110 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 10848 (31.35%) SQL
5 9639 (27.86%) .NET
6 8361 (24.16%) C#
7 7655 (22.12%) Active Directory
8 6722 (19.43%) Finance
9 6662 (19.25%) MS Office
10 6587 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
11 6229 (18.00%) VMware
12 5421 (15.67%) ASP.NET
13 4930 (14.25%) MS Exchange
14 4901 (14.16%) ITIL
15 4686 (13.54%) JavaScript
16 4598 (13.29%) Degree
17 4569 (13.20%) HTML
18 4476 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
19 4452 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
20 4206 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4077 (11.78%) MVC
22 3829 (11.07%) SharePoint
23 3668 (10.60%) CSS
24 3667 (10.60%) Citrix
25 3637 (10.51%) Cisco
26 3578 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
27 3544 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
28 3238 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
29 3145 (9.09%) Project Management
30 3015 (8.71%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4930 (14.25%) MS Exchange
2 3829 (11.07%) SharePoint
3 2273 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2104 (6.08%) IIS
5 1343 (3.88%) Lync
6 1255 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1027 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 644 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
9 611 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 606 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 603 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 505 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 496 (1.43%) CMS
14 396 (1.14%) Apache
15 370 (1.07%) SAS
16 232 (0.67%) Node.js
17 223 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 192 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
19 188 (0.54%) WebSphere
20 183 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14184 (40.99%) MS Excel
2 6662 (19.25%) MS Office
3 1287 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 935 (2.70%) MS Project
5 931 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 261 (0.75%) PowerPivot
7 188 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 165 (0.48%) SPSS
9 131 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
10 123 (0.36%) InfoPath
11 64 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 63 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
13 39 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 37 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
15 24 (0.069%) FastStats
15 24 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
16 21 (0.061%) InDesign
17 19 (0.055%) Acrobat
18 17 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
19 12 (0.035%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1397 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 399 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 278 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 91 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 67 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 66 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 66 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 61 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 61 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 57 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 43 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 43 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 43 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
10 41 (0.12%) Magento
11 40 (0.12%) Agresso
12 34 (0.098%) SAP SD
13 33 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
13 33 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
14 32 (0.092%) Primavera
15 31 (0.090%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1749 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1709 (4.94%) Office 365
3 807 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 738 (2.13%) SaaS
5 240 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 187 (0.54%) IaaS
7 167 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 136 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 129 (0.37%) PaaS
10 54 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 50 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 41 (0.12%) Yammer
13 38 (0.11%) GitHub
14 36 (0.10%) Amazon S3
15 32 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
15 32 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
16 26 (0.075%) IBM PureFlex
17 23 (0.066%) Heroku
18 20 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 16 (0.046%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2820 (8.15%) Firewall
2 2765 (7.99%) DNS
3 2367 (6.84%) TCP/IP
4 2240 (6.47%) SAN
5 2111 (6.10%) WAN
6 2106 (6.09%) LAN
7 1947 (5.63%) DHCP
8 1385 (4.00%) VPN
9 1127 (3.26%) Internet
10 979 (2.83%) VoIP
11 598 (1.73%) Wireless
12 587 (1.70%) NAS
13 512 (1.48%) Network Security
14 471 (1.36%) VLAN
15 407 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
16 366 (1.06%) Unified Communications
17 353 (1.02%) HTTP
18 349 (1.01%) Intranet
19 344 (0.99%) iSCSI
20 322 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12110 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 2992 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2846 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2690 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1894 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1886 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1328 (3.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 1247 (3.60%) Relational Database
9 972 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 807 (2.33%) MySQL
11 591 (1.71%) Oracle Database
12 527 (1.52%) Big Data
13 514 (1.49%) NoSQL
14 489 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
15 413 (1.19%) RDBMS
16 403 (1.16%) OLAP
17 378 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 346 (1.00%) MongoDB
19 330 (0.95%) QlikView
20 314 (0.91%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2310 (6.68%) Visual Studio
2 1825 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 775 (2.24%) NUnit
4 576 (1.66%) Subversion
5 552 (1.60%) Git (software)
6 472 (1.36%) JIRA
7 438 (1.27%) Selenium
8 437 (1.26%) Moq
9 405 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
10 284 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 253 (0.73%) MSTest
12 206 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 185 (0.53%) SpecFlow
14 171 (0.49%) Jenkins
15 170 (0.49%) ReSharper
16 162 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 115 (0.33%) HP UFT
18 114 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
19 108 (0.31%) Eclipse
19 108 (0.31%) MSBuild
General
1 6722 (19.43%) Finance
2 1653 (4.78%) Retail
3 1549 (4.48%) Banking
4 1418 (4.10%) Marketing
5 1118 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 875 (2.53%) Legal
7 689 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 677 (1.96%) Law
9 587 (1.70%) Advertising
10 546 (1.58%) Back Office
11 376 (1.09%) Front Office
12 371 (1.07%) Publishing
13 333 (0.96%) Investment Banking
14 324 (0.94%) Games
15 262 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 199 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 173 (0.50%) Billing
18 151 (0.44%) Electronics
19 138 (0.40%) German Language
20 134 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8518 (24.62%) Developer
2 6379 (18.43%) Analyst
3 3033 (8.76%) .NET Developer
4 2370 (6.85%) Support Engineer
5 2252 (6.51%) Consultant
6 2240 (6.47%) Support Analyst
7 1995 (5.77%) C# Developer
8 1857 (5.37%) Architect
9 1471 (4.25%) Administrator
10 1459 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
11 1380 (3.99%) Senior Developer
12 1309 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1237 (3.57%) Project Manager
14 1115 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support
15 1103 (3.19%) Software Developer
16 1078 (3.12%) IT Support
17 906 (2.62%) DBA
18 895 (2.59%) Business Analyst
19 855 (2.47%) Service Analyst
20 828 (2.39%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9639 (27.86%) .NET
2 5421 (15.67%) ASP.NET
3 4569 (13.20%) HTML
4 3668 (10.60%) CSS
5 2736 (7.91%) jQuery
6 2568 (7.42%) .NET Framework
7 2558 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2374 (6.86%) WCF
9 2232 (6.45%) Web Services
10 2124 (6.14%) XML
11 1401 (4.05%) HTML5
12 1247 (3.60%) Entity Framework
13 1160 (3.35%) Ajax
14 1030 (2.98%) WPF
15 965 (2.79%) AngularJS
16 872 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 767 (2.22%) CSS3
18 723 (2.09%) LINQ
19 660 (1.91%) SOAP
20 620 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3578 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1656 (4.79%) Computer Science
3 1597 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 1375 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 1192 (3.44%) Blackberry
6 1084 (3.13%) Clustering
7 688 (1.99%) Replication
8 656 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 652 (1.88%) Mathematics
10 570 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 521 (1.51%) User Experience
12 409 (1.18%) Visualisation
13 408 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 395 (1.14%) Statistics
15 357 (1.03%) N-Tier
16 319 (0.92%) Hedge funds
17 309 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
18 304 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
19 270 (0.78%) Fat Client
19 270 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14137 (40.85%) Windows
2 4452 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 3544 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 2977 (8.60%) Windows 7
5 2635 (7.61%) Linux
6 2371 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1475 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 1396 (4.03%) Windows XP
9 1047 (3.03%) UNIX
10 775 (2.24%) Android
11 652 (1.88%) Apple iOS
12 474 (1.37%) Mac OS X
13 466 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 408 (1.18%) Windows Vista
15 269 (0.78%) Solaris
16 193 (0.56%) CentOS
17 186 (0.54%) AIX
18 167 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 154 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
20 133 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6587 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
2 4901 (14.16%) ITIL
3 4077 (11.78%) MVC
4 3238 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
5 3145 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2601 (7.52%) Scrum
7 2380 (6.88%) CRM
8 2189 (6.33%) TDD
9 1817 (5.25%) OO
10 1525 (4.41%) SDLC
11 1513 (4.37%) Software Engineering
12 1456 (4.21%) Mentoring
13 1437 (4.15%) PRINCE2
14 1354 (3.91%) Service Delivery
15 1345 (3.89%) Migration
16 1292 (3.73%) Change Management
17 1233 (3.56%) Service Management
18 1224 (3.54%) Analytics
19 1195 (3.45%) ETL
20 1095 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10848 (31.35%) SQL
2 8361 (24.16%) C#
3 4686 (13.54%) JavaScript
4 3015 (8.71%) T-SQL
5 1756 (5.07%) Java
6 1747 (5.05%) PowerShell
7 1113 (3.22%) VB.NET
8 871 (2.52%) VB
9 784 (2.27%) C++
10 724 (2.09%) C
11 571 (1.65%) VBA
12 543 (1.57%) PHP
13 444 (1.28%) Python
14 394 (1.14%) VBScript
15 390 (1.13%) Perl
16 376 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 239 (0.69%) Ruby
18 158 (0.46%) Shell Script
19 144 (0.42%) Bash Shell
20 138 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4598 (13.29%) Degree
2 4476 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 2134 (6.17%) MCSE
4 1438 (4.16%) Security Cleared
5 1400 (4.05%) MCP
6 1384 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1140 (3.29%) MCITP
8 1078 (3.12%) CCNA
9 1011 (2.92%) MCSA
10 918 (2.65%) SC Cleared
11 732 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 539 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 487 (1.41%) ISEB
14 477 (1.38%) CCNP
15 475 (1.37%) MCTS
16 384 (1.11%) DV Cleared
17 334 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
18 266 (0.77%) CCA
19 255 (0.74%) PMI Certification
20 254 (0.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1978 (5.72%) SLA
2 1496 (4.32%) QA
3 329 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 205 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 164 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 145 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 92 (0.27%) COBIT
8 77 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 42 (0.12%) HL7
10 34 (0.098%) PMBOK
11 25 (0.072%) ISO 9000
12 22 (0.064%) EMIR
13 21 (0.061%) MiFID
14 16 (0.046%) ISO 14001
15 14 (0.040%) Solvency II
15 14 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
16 12 (0.035%) TickIT
17 10 (0.029%) P3O
18 9 (0.026%) DICOM
19 8 (0.023%) WAI
System Software
1 7655 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 4206 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2368 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 1250 (3.61%) XenApp
5 1185 (3.42%) vSphere
6 683 (1.97%) VMware ESX
7 530 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 478 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 390 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 337 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 330 (0.95%) XenServer
12 171 (0.49%) vCloud
13 150 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 125 (0.36%) Terminal Server
15 115 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 104 (0.30%) ISA Server
17 98 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 97 (0.28%) UAG
19 92 (0.27%) VMware Server
20 89 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1839 (5.31%) SCCM
2 934 (2.70%) SCOM
3 455 (1.31%) Backup Exec
4 378 (1.09%) WSUS
5 232 (0.67%) Puppet
6 223 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 200 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 174 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 163 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
10 140 (0.40%) Nagios
11 132 (0.38%) Tivoli
12 125 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
13 117 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 107 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 93 (0.27%) AirWatch
16 83 (0.24%) HP SIM
17 75 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
18 73 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 64 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
20 63 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6229 (18.00%) VMware
2 3667 (10.60%) Citrix
3 3637 (10.51%) Cisco
4 2774 (8.02%) Oracle
5 2162 (6.25%) HP
6 1031 (2.98%) IBM
7 997 (2.88%) SAP
8 849 (2.45%) NetApp
9 844 (2.44%) Symantec
10 769 (2.22%) Apple
11 754 (2.18%) Dell
12 629 (1.82%) EMC
13 539 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 497 (1.44%) Juniper
15 432 (1.25%) Avaya
16 415 (1.20%) CheckPoint
17 394 (1.14%) Google
18 389 (1.12%) Tableau
19 386 (1.12%) Adobe
20 338 (0.98%) Cognos
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Company Benefit Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Company Benefit Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Car + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago