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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18027 17078 18149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.87% 16.90% 16.70%
As % of the Vendors category 35.55% 35.89% 35.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15093 14678 15870
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £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
50710 47581 51414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.46% 47.09% 47.31%
Number of salaries quoted 40843 39463 43305
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 20 October 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 October 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 +5 6636 £47,500 - 880
South East +1 4298 £40,000 - 612
East of England -2 1414 £39,000 -2.50% 212
Yorkshire -2 1341 £35,000 +7.69% 243
North West +3 1309 £35,000 - 323
West Midlands +1 1146 £37,500 - 214
South West -3 1070 £35,000 - 256
East Midlands -3 669 £37,500 - 133
North East -2 155 £33,500 -10.66% 61
Midlands +7 13 £35,000 -26.31% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14954 (41.54%) MS Excel
2 14302 (39.73%) Windows
3 12504 (34.73%) SQL Server
4 10907 (30.30%) SQL
5 10532 (29.26%) .NET
6 9180 (25.50%) C#
7 7631 (21.20%) Active Directory
8 6882 (19.12%) Finance
9 6600 (18.33%) MS Office
10 6504 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
11 6495 (18.04%) ASP.NET
12 6137 (17.05%) VMware
13 5217 (14.49%) Degree
14 5056 (14.04%) MS Exchange
15 4939 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 4902 (13.62%) HTML
17 4837 (13.44%) SharePoint
18 4825 (13.40%) ITIL
19 4769 (13.25%) JavaScript
20 4414 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
21 4259 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
22 3951 (10.98%) Citrix
23 3933 (10.93%) CSS
24 3916 (10.88%) MVC
25 3435 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
26 3381 (9.39%) Cisco
27 3189 (8.86%) T-SQL
28 3060 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3026 (8.41%) Project Management
30 3000 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5056 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 4837 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 2456 (6.82%) IIS
4 2315 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1414 (3.93%) Lync
6 1351 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1162 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 903 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 846 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 767 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 696 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
12 655 (1.82%) CMS
13 610 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 493 (1.37%) Apache
15 374 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
16 314 (0.87%) Tomcat
17 290 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 263 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
19 239 (0.66%) SAS
20 214 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14954 (41.54%) MS Excel
2 6600 (18.33%) MS Office
3 1302 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 974 (2.71%) MS Project
5 891 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 209 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 173 (0.48%) PowerPivot
8 133 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 129 (0.36%) InfoPath
10 94 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 85 (0.24%) SPSS
12 55 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 50 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 42 (0.12%) Fireworks
15 29 (0.081%) AutoCAD
16 27 (0.075%) InDesign
17 24 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
18 21 (0.058%) FrameMaker
18 21 (0.058%) FastStats
19 20 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1510 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 633 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 412 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 141 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 94 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 80 (0.22%) Fredhopper
7 70 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 62 (0.17%) Agresso
8 62 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 53 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 52 (0.14%) Magento
11 49 (0.14%) SAP CRM
12 44 (0.12%) Maximo
13 43 (0.12%) SAP Business One
14 42 (0.12%) Markit EDM
15 41 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 35 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
17 31 (0.086%) WebTrends
18 28 (0.078%) Tridion
19 27 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1201 (3.34%) Office 365
2 1129 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 531 (1.48%) SaaS
4 370 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 200 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 177 (0.49%) IaaS
7 145 (0.40%) PaaS
8 111 (0.31%) GitHub
9 71 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 62 (0.17%) Trello
11 26 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.050%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.036%) Force.com
14 10 (0.028%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.025%) Rackspace Cloud
16 8 (0.022%) Heroku
17 5 (0.014%) Taleo
17 5 (0.014%) Responsys
18 4 (0.011%) HP Helion
18 4 (0.011%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2640 (7.33%) DNS
2 2569 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2351 (6.53%) TCP/IP
4 2186 (6.07%) SAN
5 1865 (5.18%) LAN
6 1814 (5.04%) WAN
7 1805 (5.01%) DHCP
8 1533 (4.26%) Internet
9 1331 (3.70%) VPN
10 736 (2.04%) VoIP
11 542 (1.51%) NAS
12 519 (1.44%) Wireless
13 511 (1.42%) Intranet
14 393 (1.09%) Network Security
14 393 (1.09%) Unified Communications
15 372 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
16 370 (1.03%) HTTP
17 341 (0.95%) VLAN
18 320 (0.89%) NetScaler
19 307 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12504 (34.73%) SQL Server
2 3060 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3000 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2780 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1843 (5.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1667 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1490 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1335 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 1289 (3.58%) Relational Database
10 819 (2.28%) MySQL
11 681 (1.89%) Oracle Database
12 495 (1.38%) OLAP
13 489 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 446 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 417 (1.16%) MS Access
16 408 (1.13%) Big Data
17 382 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
18 324 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
19 261 (0.73%) QlikView
20 259 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2568 (7.13%) Visual Studio
2 1715 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 941 (2.61%) NUnit
4 669 (1.86%) Subversion
5 608 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
6 525 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 401 (1.11%) JIRA
7 401 (1.11%) Selenium
8 376 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 372 (1.03%) Moq
10 270 (0.75%) MSTest
11 237 (0.66%) ReSharper
12 226 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 216 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
14 211 (0.59%) Cucumber
15 208 (0.58%) SpecFlow
16 171 (0.48%) Jenkins
17 144 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 118 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
19 109 (0.30%) MSBuild
General
1 6882 (19.12%) Finance
2 1477 (4.10%) Marketing
3 1459 (4.05%) Retail
4 1243 (3.45%) Banking
5 1189 (3.30%) Advertising
6 1181 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 980 (2.72%) Legal
8 651 (1.81%) Law
9 552 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 518 (1.44%) Back Office
11 368 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 302 (0.84%) Front Office
13 271 (0.75%) Games
14 262 (0.73%) French Language
15 232 (0.64%) Publishing
16 224 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 204 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 204 (0.57%) German Language
18 194 (0.54%) Automotive
19 137 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9551 (26.53%) Developer
2 6727 (18.69%) Analyst
3 3381 (9.39%) .NET Developer
4 2538 (7.05%) Consultant
5 2406 (6.68%) Support Engineer
6 2390 (6.64%) Support Analyst
7 2137 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 1930 (5.36%) Architect
9 1686 (4.68%) Senior Developer
10 1495 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
11 1340 (3.72%) Administrator
12 1311 (3.64%) Software Developer
13 1143 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1139 (3.16%) Project Manager
15 1112 (3.09%) IT Support
16 992 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
17 953 (2.65%) Business Analyst
18 912 (2.53%) ASP.NET Developer
19 910 (2.53%) Team Leader
20 906 (2.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10532 (29.26%) .NET
2 6495 (18.04%) ASP.NET
3 4902 (13.62%) HTML
4 3933 (10.93%) CSS
5 2912 (8.09%) jQuery
6 2767 (7.69%) Web Services
7 2670 (7.42%) XML
8 2664 (7.40%) .NET Framework
9 2539 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2461 (6.84%) WCF
11 1497 (4.16%) HTML5
12 1489 (4.14%) Ajax
13 1238 (3.44%) WPF
14 942 (2.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 913 (2.54%) SOAP
16 758 (2.11%) WinForms
17 722 (2.01%) CSS3
18 688 (1.91%) LINQ
19 601 (1.67%) COM
20 587 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3435 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1707 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 1211 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 1191 (3.31%) Blackberry
5 1063 (2.95%) Clustering
6 677 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 627 (1.74%) Mathematics
8 586 (1.63%) User Experience
9 574 (1.59%) Replication
10 434 (1.21%) Open Source
11 422 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 416 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 347 (0.96%) N-Tier
14 320 (0.89%) iPhone
15 308 (0.86%) Statistics
16 303 (0.84%) Visualisation
17 280 (0.78%) Hedge funds
18 263 (0.73%) Fat Client
18 263 (0.73%) Thin Client
19 256 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14302 (39.73%) Windows
2 4414 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2984 (8.29%) Windows 7
4 2747 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2671 (7.42%) Linux
6 2469 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1805 (5.01%) Windows XP
8 1323 (3.68%) UNIX
9 1301 (3.61%) Windows 8
10 688 (1.91%) Android
11 567 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 491 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 441 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 415 (1.15%) Solaris
15 362 (1.01%) Mac OS X
16 277 (0.77%) AIX
17 232 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
18 168 (0.47%) Windows 2000
19 149 (0.41%) CentOS
20 128 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6504 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 4825 (13.40%) ITIL
3 3916 (10.88%) MVC
4 3026 (8.41%) Project Management
5 2921 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2429 (6.75%) CRM
6 2429 (6.75%) Scrum
7 2103 (5.84%) TDD
8 2079 (5.78%) OO
9 1701 (4.73%) E-Commerce
10 1685 (4.68%) Mentoring
11 1573 (4.37%) PRINCE2
12 1571 (4.36%) Software Engineering
13 1243 (3.45%) ETL
14 1210 (3.36%) Change Management
15 1206 (3.35%) Migration
16 1189 (3.30%) Web Development
17 1167 (3.24%) Service Delivery
18 1017 (2.83%) Unit Testing
19 1016 (2.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10907 (30.30%) SQL
2 9180 (25.50%) C#
3 4769 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 3189 (8.86%) T-SQL
5 1870 (5.19%) Java
6 1645 (4.57%) VB.NET
7 1595 (4.43%) PowerShell
8 1203 (3.34%) VB
9 896 (2.49%) C++
10 723 (2.01%) C
11 703 (1.95%) PHP
12 575 (1.60%) VBA
13 538 (1.49%) VBScript
14 464 (1.29%) Python
15 406 (1.13%) Perl
16 375 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 367 (1.02%) Ruby
18 238 (0.66%) VB6
19 225 (0.63%) Shell Script
20 176 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5217 (14.49%) Degree
2 4939 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 2382 (6.62%) MCSE
4 1558 (4.33%) Security Cleared
5 1471 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1426 (3.96%) MCITP
7 1419 (3.94%) MCP
8 1133 (3.15%) SC Cleared
9 1107 (3.08%) CCNA
10 1034 (2.87%) MCSA
11 844 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 690 (1.92%) MCTS
13 557 (1.55%) ISEB
14 532 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 472 (1.31%) CCNP
16 459 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
17 366 (1.02%) CCA
18 335 (0.93%) PMI Certification
19 333 (0.93%) DV Cleared
20 239 (0.66%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1789 (4.97%) SLA
2 1262 (3.51%) QA
3 283 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 270 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 150 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 91 (0.25%) COBIT
7 78 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 56 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 35 (0.097%) WAI
10 34 (0.094%) WCAG
11 29 (0.081%) ISO 9000
12 22 (0.061%) EMIR
13 21 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
13 21 (0.058%) Basel II
14 19 (0.053%) HL7
15 18 (0.050%) TickIT
16 15 (0.042%) UCITS
17 14 (0.039%) GAMP
18 10 (0.028%) GLP
18 10 (0.028%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7631 (21.20%) Active Directory
2 4259 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2381 (6.61%) Hyper-V
4 1329 (3.69%) XenApp
5 1061 (2.95%) vSphere
6 766 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 679 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 417 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 343 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 332 (0.92%) Terminal Services
11 317 (0.88%) XenServer
12 187 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 187 (0.52%) UAG
13 150 (0.42%) ISA Server
14 127 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 116 (0.32%) MetaFrame
16 110 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
17 101 (0.28%) vCloud
18 97 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
19 81 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1627 (4.52%) SCCM
2 787 (2.19%) SCOM
3 531 (1.48%) Backup Exec
4 344 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 334 (0.93%) WSUS
6 276 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 260 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 222 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 192 (0.53%) Puppet
10 182 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 172 (0.48%) Nagios
12 149 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
13 143 (0.40%) Tivoli
14 132 (0.37%) HP SIM
15 118 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 109 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
17 100 (0.28%) Data Guard
18 96 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 88 (0.24%) SCDPM
20 84 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6137 (17.05%) VMware
2 3951 (10.98%) Citrix
3 3381 (9.39%) Cisco
4 2910 (8.08%) Oracle
5 2155 (5.99%) HP
6 1007 (2.80%) IBM
7 1003 (2.79%) NetApp
8 937 (2.60%) SAP
9 926 (2.57%) Symantec
10 787 (2.19%) Dell
11 744 (2.07%) EMC
12 610 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 582 (1.62%) Apple
14 438 (1.22%) Google
15 426 (1.18%) Adobe
16 414 (1.15%) Juniper
17 402 (1.12%) CheckPoint
18 366 (1.02%) Avaya
19 356 (0.99%) Business Objects
20 351 (0.98%) Cognos
London
Charlotte James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus (c10%)
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Pension & Life Assurance
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Profit share
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hays London City Projects
Salary: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago