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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15938 17523 18829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.47% 16.92% 16.89%
As % of the Vendors category 36.35% 36.11% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13607 14658 15887
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
43849 48526 51685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 45.32% 46.84% 46.37%
Number of salaries quoted 36275 39376 41880
Average salary £46,150 £46,235 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 0 5946 £50,000 +5.26% 719
South East -1 3744 £40,000 - 450
East of England -1 1247 £40,000 - 130
Yorkshire +4 1200 £37,500 +2.73% 153
South West +4 1025 £35,000 - 148
West Midlands -2 1002 £37,000 -1.33% 162
North West 0 931 £37,500 +2.73% 214
East Midlands -2 589 £37,000 +2.06% 72
North East +6 195 £35,625 -5.00% 53
Midlands +1 28 £48,000 -4.00% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 12565 (40.18%) MS Excel
2 12073 (38.61%) Windows
3 10966 (35.07%) SQL Server
4 9963 (31.86%) SQL
5 8059 (25.77%) .NET
6 7286 (23.30%) Active Directory
7 7098 (22.70%) C#
8 6554 (20.96%) Finance
9 5928 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
10 5684 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 5634 (18.02%) MS Office
12 5474 (17.51%) VMware
13 4494 (14.37%) ITIL
14 4350 (13.91%) ASP.NET
15 4177 (13.36%) JavaScript
16 4134 (13.22%) Degree
17 3932 (12.57%) MS Exchange
18 3797 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 3656 (11.69%) HTML
20 3606 (11.53%) MVC
21 3418 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
22 3416 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 3359 (10.74%) Cisco
24 3262 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
25 3207 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 3136 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
27 3087 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
28 3036 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 2974 (9.51%) Citrix
30 2967 (9.49%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3932 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 2882 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 1946 (6.22%) IIS
4 1824 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1312 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1216 (3.89%) Skype for Business
7 686 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 539 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 513 (1.64%) CMS
10 419 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 389 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 383 (1.22%) Apache
13 378 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
14 312 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 304 (0.97%) Node.js
15 304 (0.97%) Tomcat
16 238 (0.76%) SAS
17 207 (0.66%) WebSphere
18 168 (0.54%) WebLogic
19 167 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12565 (40.18%) MS Excel
2 5634 (18.02%) MS Office
3 1106 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 812 (2.60%) MS Project
5 747 (2.39%) MS Visio
6 156 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 120 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 87 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 70 (0.22%) SPSS
10 65 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 54 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 50 (0.16%) Acrobat
13 27 (0.086%) AutoCAD
14 21 (0.067%) RoboHelp
15 20 (0.064%) XMetaL
16 18 (0.058%) InDesign
17 16 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
17 16 (0.051%) Fireworks
18 13 (0.042%) S-PLUS
19 11 (0.035%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1435 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 603 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 337 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 125 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 116 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 93 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
7 69 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 65 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 56 (0.18%) Visualfiles
10 51 (0.16%) Markit EDM
11 45 (0.14%) SAP Business One
12 38 (0.12%) assyst
12 38 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 36 (0.12%) Primavera
14 32 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
15 30 (0.096%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 29 (0.093%) Magento
17 28 (0.090%) FastStats
18 27 (0.086%) Infor M3
19 26 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2519 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2366 (7.57%) Office 365
3 1074 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
4 679 (2.17%) SaaS
5 317 (1.01%) IaaS
6 298 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 244 (0.78%) PaaS
8 135 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 130 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 119 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 101 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 86 (0.28%) GitHub
13 75 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 75 (0.24%) Yammer
14 54 (0.17%) Google Apps
15 45 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 40 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (0.11%) OpenShift
18 31 (0.099%) Google App Engine
19 28 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2895 (9.26%) Firewall
2 2155 (6.89%) DNS
3 1869 (5.98%) SAN
4 1820 (5.82%) TCP/IP
5 1774 (5.67%) WAN
6 1762 (5.63%) LAN
7 1467 (4.69%) DHCP
8 1327 (4.24%) VPN
9 888 (2.84%) Internet
10 854 (2.73%) VoIP
11 548 (1.75%) Wireless
12 463 (1.48%) VLAN
13 457 (1.46%) Network Security
14 438 (1.40%) NAS
15 367 (1.17%) Unified Communications
16 356 (1.14%) Skype
17 326 (1.04%) MPLS
17 326 (1.04%) SSL
18 322 (1.03%) Intranet
19 317 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10966 (35.07%) SQL Server
2 3207 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3036 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2216 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1953 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1835 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1560 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 1319 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 950 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 850 (2.72%) MySQL
11 734 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 481 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 479 (1.53%) Big Data
14 461 (1.47%) Oracle Database
15 415 (1.33%) NoSQL
16 368 (1.18%) QlikView
17 363 (1.16%) Power BI
18 352 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 339 (1.08%) MongoDB
20 332 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1989 (6.36%) Visual Studio
2 1798 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 570 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 556 (1.78%) Subversion
5 549 (1.76%) JIRA
6 542 (1.73%) Selenium
7 508 (1.62%) NUnit
8 363 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 284 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
10 260 (0.83%) Jenkins
11 225 (0.72%) SpecFlow
12 202 (0.65%) Moq
13 174 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 173 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
15 162 (0.52%) MSTest
16 150 (0.48%) SoapUI
17 138 (0.44%) Cucumber
18 111 (0.35%) WebDriver
19 104 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
20 74 (0.24%) MSBuild
General
1 6554 (20.96%) Finance
2 1593 (5.09%) Banking
3 1280 (4.09%) Retail
4 1271 (4.06%) Marketing
5 1235 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 931 (2.98%) Legal
7 697 (2.23%) Advertising
8 609 (1.95%) Law
9 593 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 474 (1.52%) Back Office
11 385 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 314 (1.00%) Games
13 264 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 256 (0.82%) Front Office
15 229 (0.73%) Electronics
16 197 (0.63%) Publishing
17 186 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
18 157 (0.50%) German Language
19 146 (0.47%) Billing
20 130 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7797 (24.93%) Developer
2 5921 (18.93%) Analyst
3 3260 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 2939 (9.40%) C# Developer
5 2228 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 2102 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
7 2048 (6.55%) Support Analyst
8 1948 (6.23%) Consultant
9 1779 (5.69%) SQL Developer
10 1566 (5.01%) Architect
11 1472 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1393 (4.45%) IT Support
13 1337 (4.28%) ASP.NET Developer
14 1296 (4.14%) Administrator
15 1271 (4.06%) Senior Developer
16 1123 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 1115 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
18 1005 (3.21%) Project Manager
19 985 (3.15%) Service Analyst
20 984 (3.15%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8059 (25.77%) .NET
2 4350 (13.91%) ASP.NET
3 3656 (11.69%) HTML
4 2967 (9.49%) CSS
5 2190 (7.00%) jQuery
6 2181 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2139 (6.84%) Web Services
8 1885 (6.03%) .NET Framework
9 1858 (5.94%) XML
10 1598 (5.11%) WCF
11 1227 (3.92%) HTML5
12 1213 (3.88%) AngularJS
13 1007 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
14 888 (2.84%) Entity Framework
15 883 (2.82%) Ajax
16 808 (2.58%) WPF
17 733 (2.34%) CSS3
18 591 (1.89%) SOAP
19 573 (1.83%) LINQ
20 516 (1.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3136 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1627 (5.20%) Computer Science
3 1440 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 1183 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 823 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 740 (2.37%) Clustering
7 602 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 591 (1.89%) Mathematics
9 565 (1.81%) User Experience
10 537 (1.72%) Replication
11 531 (1.70%) Driving Licence
12 447 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 410 (1.31%) Visualisation
14 367 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 355 (1.14%) Data Integration
16 334 (1.07%) iPhone
17 326 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
18 291 (0.93%) iPad
19 282 (0.90%) Hedge funds
20 252 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12073 (38.61%) Windows
2 5684 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3418 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 3087 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 2682 (8.58%) Linux
6 2570 (8.22%) Windows 7
7 1550 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1320 (4.22%) Unix
9 1256 (4.02%) Windows 8
10 838 (2.68%) Windows XP
11 652 (2.08%) Android
12 629 (2.01%) Windows 10
13 460 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 410 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 356 (1.14%) Mac OS X
16 249 (0.80%) Solaris
17 183 (0.59%) Windows Vista
18 165 (0.53%) CentOS
19 150 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
20 105 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5928 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
2 4494 (14.37%) ITIL
3 3606 (11.53%) MVC
4 3262 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
5 2605 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2206 (7.05%) CRM
7 2028 (6.49%) Scrum
8 1611 (5.15%) Web Development
9 1483 (4.74%) SDLC
10 1482 (4.74%) TDD
11 1440 (4.60%) Mentoring
12 1422 (4.55%) ETL
13 1411 (4.51%) Software Engineering
14 1342 (4.29%) PRINCE2
15 1303 (4.17%) Presales
16 1282 (4.10%) OO
17 1197 (3.83%) Service Delivery
18 1151 (3.68%) Migration
19 1138 (3.64%) Analytics
20 1086 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9963 (31.86%) SQL
2 7098 (22.70%) C#
3 4177 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 2601 (8.32%) T-SQL
5 1731 (5.54%) PowerShell
6 1411 (4.51%) Java
7 994 (3.18%) VB.NET
8 804 (2.57%) VB
9 714 (2.28%) C++
10 700 (2.24%) C
11 619 (1.98%) Python
12 470 (1.50%) VBA
13 449 (1.44%) PHP
14 444 (1.42%) PL/SQL
15 386 (1.23%) Perl
16 357 (1.14%) Bash Shell
17 319 (1.02%) VBScript
18 314 (1.00%) Ruby
19 289 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 150 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4134 (13.22%) Degree
2 3797 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1816 (5.81%) MCSE
4 1398 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1099 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 1001 (3.20%) CCNA
7 1000 (3.20%) MCSA
8 831 (2.66%) MCP
9 793 (2.54%) MCITP
10 765 (2.45%) SC Cleared
11 656 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 489 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 478 (1.53%) CCNP
14 402 (1.29%) ISEB
15 373 (1.19%) MCTS
16 293 (0.94%) ISTQB
17 289 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
18 249 (0.80%) CISSP
19 246 (0.79%) PMI Certification
20 211 (0.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1678 (5.37%) SLA
2 1255 (4.01%) QA
3 396 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 389 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 181 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 106 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 83 (0.27%) MiFID
8 80 (0.26%) COBIT
9 57 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 40 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 37 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 33 (0.11%) ISO22301
13 22 (0.070%) PMBOK
14 20 (0.064%) ISO 14001
15 19 (0.061%) EMIR
15 19 (0.061%) FATCA
15 19 (0.061%) GAAP
16 18 (0.058%) SDET
17 16 (0.051%) P3O
18 15 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 7286 (23.30%) Active Directory
2 3416 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2113 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 1033 (3.30%) XenApp
5 1003 (3.21%) vSphere
6 500 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 440 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 397 (1.27%) VMware ESX
9 301 (0.96%) Terminal Services
10 268 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 243 (0.78%) XenServer
12 146 (0.47%) Xen
13 135 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 125 (0.40%) vCloud
15 124 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 106 (0.34%) Docker
17 98 (0.31%) NFS
18 94 (0.30%) Terminal Server
19 85 (0.27%) Firmware
20 80 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1545 (4.94%) SCCM
2 830 (2.65%) SCOM
3 397 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 343 (1.10%) Puppet
5 273 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 268 (0.86%) WSUS
7 216 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 185 (0.59%) Nagios
9 156 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 152 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 135 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 133 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 129 (0.41%) Tivoli
14 103 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
15 99 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 96 (0.31%) Ansible
17 94 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 93 (0.30%) SCOrch
19 92 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
20 79 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5474 (17.51%) VMware
2 3359 (10.74%) Cisco
3 2974 (9.51%) Citrix
4 2667 (8.53%) Oracle
5 1735 (5.55%) HP
6 953 (3.05%) SAP
7 842 (2.69%) IBM
8 816 (2.61%) Dell
9 739 (2.36%) NetApp
10 592 (1.89%) Apple
11 567 (1.81%) Symantec
12 515 (1.65%) EMC
13 501 (1.60%) Tableau
14 480 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 475 (1.52%) Avaya
16 450 (1.44%) Google
17 387 (1.24%) CheckPoint
18 362 (1.16%) Juniper
19 313 (1.00%) Veeam
20 304 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
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