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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18128 16964 17721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.95% 16.96% 16.62%
As % of the Vendors category 35.63% 36.04% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 14571 15513
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
50877 47072 50325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.56% 47.06% 47.19%
Number of salaries quoted 41017 39061 42393
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 23 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 23 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 6644 £47,500 - 876
South East +2 4361 £40,000 - 596
East of England -2 1423 £40,000 - 210
Yorkshire -2 1330 £35,000 +6.06% 235
North West +3 1311 £35,000 - 317
West Midlands +1 1146 £37,500 - 199
South West -4 1088 £35,000 - 251
East Midlands -2 689 £37,500 - 128
North East -4 150 £33,500 -10.66% 63
Midlands +3 13 £35,000 -26.31% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 15058 (41.60%) MS Excel
2 14402 (39.78%) Windows
3 12554 (34.68%) SQL Server
4 10943 (30.23%) SQL
5 10558 (29.17%) .NET
6 9208 (25.44%) C#
7 7716 (21.31%) Active Directory
8 6917 (19.11%) Finance
9 6658 (18.39%) MS Office
10 6536 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
11 6533 (18.05%) ASP.NET
12 6187 (17.09%) VMware
13 5237 (14.47%) Degree
14 5090 (14.06%) MS Exchange
15 4962 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 4914 (13.57%) HTML
17 4859 (13.42%) ITIL
18 4849 (13.40%) SharePoint
19 4787 (13.22%) JavaScript
20 4442 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
21 4294 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
22 3991 (11.02%) Citrix
23 3959 (10.94%) MVC
24 3949 (10.91%) CSS
25 3460 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
26 3428 (9.47%) Cisco
27 3202 (8.85%) T-SQL
28 3061 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3032 (8.38%) Project Management
30 3027 (8.36%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 5090 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 4849 (13.40%) SharePoint
3 2463 (6.80%) IIS
4 2314 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1429 (3.95%) Lync
6 1360 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1172 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 900 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 853 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 764 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 704 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
12 668 (1.85%) CMS
13 615 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 491 (1.36%) Apache
15 365 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
16 306 (0.85%) Tomcat
17 287 (0.79%) WebSphere
18 271 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
19 248 (0.69%) SAS
20 219 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15058 (41.60%) MS Excel
2 6658 (18.39%) MS Office
3 1324 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 984 (2.72%) MS Project
5 899 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 208 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 176 (0.49%) PowerPivot
8 135 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 131 (0.36%) InfoPath
10 93 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 85 (0.23%) SPSS
12 53 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 49 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 43 (0.12%) Fireworks
15 30 (0.083%) AutoCAD
16 26 (0.072%) InDesign
17 24 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
18 20 (0.055%) FastStats
19 19 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
19 19 (0.052%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1532 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 634 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 416 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 141 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 93 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 79 (0.22%) Fredhopper
7 69 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 64 (0.18%) Agresso
9 59 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 53 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 52 (0.14%) Magento
12 50 (0.14%) SAP CRM
13 45 (0.12%) Maximo
14 42 (0.12%) SAP Business One
15 41 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 39 (0.11%) Markit EDM
17 34 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
18 31 (0.086%) WebTrends
19 29 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
20 28 (0.077%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1209 (3.34%) Office 365
2 1142 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 518 (1.43%) SaaS
4 378 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 205 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 181 (0.50%) IaaS
7 144 (0.40%) PaaS
8 112 (0.31%) GitHub
9 72 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 62 (0.17%) Trello
11 27 (0.075%) 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 7 (0.019%) 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 2653 (7.33%) DNS
2 2596 (7.17%) Firewall
3 2365 (6.53%) TCP/IP
4 2211 (6.11%) SAN
5 1895 (5.23%) LAN
6 1845 (5.10%) WAN
7 1816 (5.02%) DHCP
8 1561 (4.31%) Internet
9 1349 (3.73%) VPN
10 742 (2.05%) VoIP
11 544 (1.50%) NAS
12 519 (1.43%) Wireless
13 518 (1.43%) Intranet
14 402 (1.11%) Network Security
15 400 (1.10%) Unified Communications
16 383 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
17 366 (1.01%) HTTP
18 342 (0.94%) VLAN
19 323 (0.89%) NetScaler
20 312 (0.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12554 (34.68%) SQL Server
2 3061 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3008 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 2804 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1849 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1675 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1494 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 1348 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 1299 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 822 (2.27%) MySQL
11 687 (1.90%) Oracle Database
12 497 (1.37%) OLAP
13 491 (1.36%) RDBMS
14 442 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 432 (1.19%) MS Access
16 401 (1.11%) Big Data
17 377 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
18 338 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
19 262 (0.72%) NoSQL
20 254 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2575 (7.11%) Visual Studio
2 1734 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 945 (2.61%) NUnit
4 672 (1.86%) Subversion
5 616 (1.70%) Rhino Mocks
6 530 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 407 (1.12%) Selenium
8 403 (1.11%) JIRA
9 376 (1.04%) Moq
10 374 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 274 (0.76%) MSTest
12 234 (0.65%) ReSharper
13 226 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 216 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
15 210 (0.58%) Cucumber
16 209 (0.58%) SpecFlow
17 173 (0.48%) Jenkins
18 144 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 116 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
20 110 (0.30%) MSBuild
General
1 6917 (19.11%) Finance
2 1455 (4.02%) Retail
3 1452 (4.01%) Marketing
4 1253 (3.46%) Banking
5 1196 (3.30%) Advertising
6 1194 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 989 (2.73%) Legal
8 655 (1.81%) Law
9 561 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 521 (1.44%) Back Office
11 369 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 310 (0.86%) Front Office
13 261 (0.72%) Games
14 260 (0.72%) French Language
15 230 (0.64%) Publishing
16 226 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 206 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 202 (0.56%) German Language
19 198 (0.55%) Automotive
20 129 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9573 (26.44%) Developer
2 6768 (18.70%) Analyst
3 3407 (9.41%) .NET Developer
4 2540 (7.02%) Consultant
5 2428 (6.71%) Support Engineer
6 2409 (6.65%) Support Analyst
7 2135 (5.90%) C# Developer
8 1946 (5.38%) Architect
9 1689 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 1497 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
11 1349 (3.73%) Administrator
12 1307 (3.61%) Software Developer
13 1149 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1139 (3.15%) Project Manager
15 1128 (3.12%) IT Support
16 1007 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
17 956 (2.64%) Business Analyst
18 922 (2.55%) Service Analyst
19 914 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
19 914 (2.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10558 (29.17%) .NET
2 6533 (18.05%) ASP.NET
3 4914 (13.57%) HTML
4 3949 (10.91%) CSS
5 2911 (8.04%) jQuery
6 2768 (7.65%) Web Services
7 2677 (7.40%) XML
8 2659 (7.35%) .NET Framework
9 2578 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2478 (6.85%) WCF
11 1503 (4.15%) HTML5
12 1487 (4.11%) Ajax
13 1245 (3.44%) WPF
14 941 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 904 (2.50%) SOAP
16 765 (2.11%) WinForms
17 722 (1.99%) CSS3
18 688 (1.90%) LINQ
19 599 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 597 (1.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3460 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1724 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1233 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 1208 (3.34%) Blackberry
5 1073 (2.96%) Clustering
6 675 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 631 (1.74%) Mathematics
8 585 (1.62%) User Experience
9 577 (1.59%) Replication
10 428 (1.18%) Open Source
11 424 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 423 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 351 (0.97%) N-Tier
14 323 (0.89%) iPhone
15 315 (0.87%) Statistics
16 306 (0.85%) Visualisation
17 274 (0.76%) Hedge funds
18 267 (0.74%) Fat Client
18 267 (0.74%) Thin Client
19 262 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14402 (39.78%) Windows
2 4442 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3027 (8.36%) Windows 7
4 2765 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2668 (7.37%) Linux
6 2490 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1837 (5.07%) Windows XP
8 1331 (3.68%) UNIX
9 1326 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 681 (1.88%) Android
11 565 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 504 (1.39%) Windows Vista
13 437 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 411 (1.14%) Solaris
15 369 (1.02%) Mac OS X
16 277 (0.77%) AIX
17 236 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
18 172 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 150 (0.41%) CentOS
20 129 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6536 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
2 4859 (13.42%) ITIL
3 3959 (10.94%) MVC
4 3032 (8.38%) Project Management
5 2934 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
6 2440 (6.74%) CRM
7 2436 (6.73%) Scrum
8 2126 (5.87%) TDD
9 2093 (5.78%) OO
10 1686 (4.66%) E-Commerce
10 1686 (4.66%) Mentoring
11 1575 (4.35%) PRINCE2
12 1567 (4.33%) Software Engineering
13 1252 (3.46%) ETL
14 1219 (3.37%) Migration
15 1215 (3.36%) Change Management
16 1195 (3.30%) Web Development
17 1186 (3.28%) Service Delivery
18 1014 (2.80%) ERP
18 1014 (2.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10943 (30.23%) SQL
2 9208 (25.44%) C#
3 4787 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 3202 (8.85%) T-SQL
5 1845 (5.10%) Java
6 1652 (4.56%) VB.NET
7 1596 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 1224 (3.38%) VB
9 899 (2.48%) C++
10 731 (2.02%) C
11 702 (1.94%) PHP
12 577 (1.59%) VBA
13 540 (1.49%) VBScript
14 472 (1.30%) Python
15 404 (1.12%) Perl
16 378 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 363 (1.00%) Ruby
18 241 (0.67%) VB6
19 225 (0.62%) Shell Script
20 173 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5237 (14.47%) Degree
2 4962 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2391 (6.60%) MCSE
4 1582 (4.37%) Security Cleared
5 1493 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1442 (3.98%) MCP
7 1422 (3.93%) MCITP
8 1149 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 1125 (3.11%) CCNA
10 1050 (2.90%) MCSA
11 853 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 692 (1.91%) MCTS
13 565 (1.56%) ISEB
14 541 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
15 474 (1.31%) CCNP
16 468 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
17 373 (1.03%) CCA
18 347 (0.96%) DV Cleared
19 335 (0.93%) PMI Certification
20 243 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1805 (4.99%) SLA
2 1265 (3.49%) QA
3 298 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 273 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 145 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 90 (0.25%) COBIT
7 81 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 56 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 34 (0.094%) WCAG
9 34 (0.094%) WAI
10 28 (0.077%) ISO 9000
11 21 (0.058%) EMIR
12 20 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
12 20 (0.055%) Basel II
13 18 (0.050%) TickIT
13 18 (0.050%) HL7
14 15 (0.041%) UCITS
15 14 (0.039%) GAMP
16 10 (0.028%) GLP
16 10 (0.028%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7716 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 4294 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2408 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 1348 (3.72%) XenApp
5 1070 (2.96%) vSphere
6 771 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 680 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 424 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 343 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 338 (0.93%) Terminal Services
11 313 (0.86%) XenServer
12 190 (0.52%) UAG
13 189 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 155 (0.43%) ISA Server
15 126 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
16 121 (0.33%) MetaFrame
17 107 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
18 101 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
19 100 (0.28%) vCloud
20 78 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1623 (4.48%) SCCM
2 796 (2.20%) SCOM
3 535 (1.48%) Backup Exec
4 349 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 330 (0.91%) WSUS
6 284 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 258 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 221 (0.61%) SCVMM
9 189 (0.52%) Puppet
10 183 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 168 (0.46%) Nagios
12 145 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 144 (0.40%) Tivoli
14 133 (0.37%) HP SIM
15 116 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 109 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
17 100 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 95 (0.26%) Data Guard
19 89 (0.25%) SCDPM
20 85 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6187 (17.09%) VMware
2 3991 (11.02%) Citrix
3 3428 (9.47%) Cisco
4 2919 (8.06%) Oracle
5 2162 (5.97%) HP
6 1006 (2.78%) NetApp
7 1005 (2.78%) IBM
8 938 (2.59%) SAP
9 934 (2.58%) Symantec
10 787 (2.17%) Dell
11 751 (2.07%) EMC
12 609 (1.68%) Red Hat
13 585 (1.62%) Apple
14 438 (1.21%) Google
15 421 (1.16%) Adobe
16 419 (1.16%) Juniper
17 405 (1.12%) CheckPoint
18 382 (1.06%) Avaya
19 349 (0.96%) Business Objects
20 346 (0.96%) Cognos
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Gym
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £650000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bakewell, Derbyshire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £35 - £38 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + 25 days hols, pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 hours ago