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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17913 16669 18327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.75% 16.70% 16.76%
As % of the Vendors category 35.33% 35.16% 34.74%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 14451 15995
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £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
50708 47415 52760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.41% 47.51% 48.26%
Number of salaries quoted 40611 39383 44592
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 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 6565 £47,500 - 855
South East +2 4323 £40,000 - 539
East of England 0 1433 £39,000 -2.50% 180
Yorkshire -2 1316 £33,500 +3.07% 200
North West +3 1303 £35,000 - 276
West Midlands +1 1140 £37,500 +1.35% 212
South West -3 1076 £35,000 - 212
East Midlands -3 634 £36,000 -4.00% 118
North East -1 145 £33,500 -10.66% 53
Midlands -3 8 £39,992 -30.44% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15346 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 14433 (39.19%) Windows
3 13037 (35.40%) SQL Server
4 11341 (30.79%) SQL
5 11112 (30.17%) .NET
6 9618 (26.11%) C#
7 7730 (20.99%) Active Directory
8 7048 (19.14%) Finance
9 6775 (18.39%) ASP.NET
10 6743 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
11 6592 (17.90%) MS Office
12 6213 (16.87%) VMware
13 5399 (14.66%) Degree
14 5158 (14.00%) MS Exchange
15 5138 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 4962 (13.47%) HTML
17 4901 (13.31%) SharePoint
18 4809 (13.06%) ITIL
19 4792 (13.01%) JavaScript
20 4496 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
21 4313 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 4020 (10.91%) MVC
23 3948 (10.72%) CSS
24 3932 (10.68%) Citrix
25 3589 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
26 3399 (9.23%) T-SQL
27 3390 (9.20%) Cisco
28 3245 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3178 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
30 3112 (8.45%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5158 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 4901 (13.31%) SharePoint
3 2500 (6.79%) IIS
4 2391 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1480 (4.02%) Lync
6 1379 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1175 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 913 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 885 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 777 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 721 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
12 676 (1.84%) CMS
13 628 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 507 (1.38%) Apache
15 406 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
16 340 (0.92%) Tomcat
17 297 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 271 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
19 213 (0.58%) SAS
20 212 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15346 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 6592 (17.90%) MS Office
3 1304 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 986 (2.68%) MS Project
5 929 (2.52%) MS Visio
6 216 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 168 (0.46%) PowerPivot
8 131 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 115 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 93 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 77 (0.21%) SPSS
12 53 (0.14%) Acrobat
13 42 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 31 (0.084%) InDesign
15 27 (0.073%) FrameMaker
16 26 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
17 23 (0.062%) AutoCAD
17 23 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
18 22 (0.060%) FastStats
19 19 (0.052%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1536 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 641 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 427 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 144 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 101 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 85 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 85 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 80 (0.22%) Fredhopper
8 62 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 51 (0.14%) Magento
10 47 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 45 (0.12%) SAP Business One
12 44 (0.12%) Markit EDM
13 43 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
14 41 (0.11%) Agresso
15 37 (0.10%) Maximo
16 34 (0.092%) SAP CRM
17 32 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
18 31 (0.084%) WebTrends
19 30 (0.081%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1215 (3.30%) Office 365
2 1085 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 569 (1.54%) SaaS
4 368 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 219 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 187 (0.51%) IaaS
7 160 (0.43%) PaaS
8 96 (0.26%) GitHub
9 75 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 50 (0.14%) Trello
11 32 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (0.065%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.038%) Force.com
14 11 (0.030%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
15 10 (0.027%) Heroku
15 10 (0.027%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.014%) Amazon EMR
17 4 (0.011%) Google Compute Engine
17 4 (0.011%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2742 (7.44%) DNS
2 2608 (7.08%) Firewall
3 2434 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 2197 (5.97%) SAN
5 1868 (5.07%) LAN
6 1854 (5.03%) DHCP
7 1807 (4.91%) WAN
8 1522 (4.13%) Internet
9 1345 (3.65%) VPN
10 726 (1.97%) VoIP
11 546 (1.48%) NAS
12 532 (1.44%) Intranet
13 531 (1.44%) Wireless
14 417 (1.13%) Unified Communications
15 416 (1.13%) HTTP
16 387 (1.05%) Network Security
17 377 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
18 347 (0.94%) VLAN
19 314 (0.85%) NetScaler
20 283 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13037 (35.40%) SQL Server
2 3245 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3178 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2946 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1938 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1732 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1605 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1458 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 1360 (3.69%) Relational Database
10 851 (2.31%) MySQL
11 686 (1.86%) Oracle Database
12 537 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 531 (1.44%) OLAP
14 515 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 452 (1.23%) Big Data
16 407 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
17 400 (1.09%) MS Access
18 349 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
19 269 (0.73%) QlikView
19 269 (0.73%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2690 (7.30%) Visual Studio
2 1822 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 938 (2.55%) NUnit
4 693 (1.88%) Subversion
5 589 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
6 513 (1.39%) Git (software)
7 412 (1.12%) Selenium
8 397 (1.08%) JIRA
9 386 (1.05%) Moq
10 348 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 285 (0.77%) MSTest
12 242 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 231 (0.63%) ReSharper
14 220 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
15 216 (0.59%) SpecFlow
16 205 (0.56%) Cucumber
17 183 (0.50%) Jenkins
18 175 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 131 (0.36%) Eclipse
20 129 (0.35%) MSBuild
General
1 7048 (19.14%) Finance
2 1590 (4.32%) Marketing
3 1495 (4.06%) Retail
4 1275 (3.46%) Advertising
5 1246 (3.38%) Banking
6 1243 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 1020 (2.77%) Legal
8 666 (1.81%) Law
9 541 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 522 (1.42%) Back Office
11 383 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 312 (0.85%) Games
13 289 (0.78%) Front Office
14 261 (0.71%) French Language
15 231 (0.63%) Publishing
16 226 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 222 (0.60%) Financial Institution
18 203 (0.55%) German Language
19 171 (0.46%) Automotive
20 157 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10001 (27.15%) Developer
2 6758 (18.35%) Analyst
3 3547 (9.63%) .NET Developer
4 2683 (7.28%) Consultant
5 2414 (6.55%) Support Engineer
6 2412 (6.55%) Support Analyst
7 2278 (6.19%) C# Developer
8 1936 (5.26%) Architect
9 1686 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 1594 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 1382 (3.75%) Administrator
12 1360 (3.69%) Software Developer
13 1143 (3.10%) Project Manager
14 1127 (3.06%) IT Support
15 1108 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 1010 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
17 1005 (2.73%) Business Analyst
18 959 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
19 946 (2.57%) Team Leader
20 901 (2.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11112 (30.17%) .NET
2 6775 (18.39%) ASP.NET
3 4962 (13.47%) HTML
4 3948 (10.72%) CSS
5 2956 (8.03%) Web Services
6 2950 (8.01%) jQuery
7 2839 (7.71%) XML
8 2746 (7.46%) .NET Framework
9 2634 (7.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2624 (7.12%) WCF
11 1508 (4.09%) Ajax
12 1464 (3.97%) HTML5
13 1326 (3.60%) WPF
14 971 (2.64%) SOAP
15 956 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 820 (2.23%) WinForms
17 734 (1.99%) LINQ
18 720 (1.95%) CSS3
19 644 (1.75%) COM
20 609 (1.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3589 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1804 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 1249 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 1220 (3.31%) Blackberry
5 1077 (2.92%) Clustering
6 712 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 629 (1.71%) Mathematics
8 613 (1.66%) Replication
9 571 (1.55%) User Experience
10 472 (1.28%) Open Source
11 443 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 441 (1.20%) Client/Server
13 363 (0.99%) N-Tier
14 339 (0.92%) iPhone
15 312 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 309 (0.84%) Statistics
17 282 (0.77%) Visualisation
18 273 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
19 256 (0.70%) PKI
20 254 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14433 (39.19%) Windows
2 4496 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 2952 (8.01%) Windows 7
4 2810 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2676 (7.27%) Linux
6 2445 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1814 (4.93%) Windows XP
8 1319 (3.58%) UNIX
9 1273 (3.46%) Windows 8
10 711 (1.93%) Android
11 567 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 489 (1.33%) Windows Vista
13 425 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 408 (1.11%) Solaris
15 333 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 259 (0.70%) AIX
17 212 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
18 176 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 144 (0.39%) CentOS
20 134 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6743 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
2 4809 (13.06%) ITIL
3 4020 (10.91%) MVC
4 3112 (8.45%) Project Management
5 3041 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2573 (6.99%) Scrum
7 2474 (6.72%) CRM
8 2225 (6.04%) TDD
9 2048 (5.56%) OO
10 1799 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 1765 (4.79%) Mentoring
12 1669 (4.53%) Software Engineering
13 1580 (4.29%) PRINCE2
14 1315 (3.57%) ETL
15 1290 (3.50%) Migration
16 1217 (3.30%) Web Development
17 1206 (3.27%) Change Management
18 1183 (3.21%) Service Delivery
19 1080 (2.93%) Business Analysis
20 1047 (2.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11341 (30.79%) SQL
2 9618 (26.11%) C#
3 4792 (13.01%) JavaScript
4 3399 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 1976 (5.37%) Java
6 1730 (4.70%) VB.NET
7 1641 (4.46%) PowerShell
8 1236 (3.36%) VB
9 971 (2.64%) C++
10 738 (2.00%) C
11 722 (1.96%) PHP
12 606 (1.65%) VBA
13 547 (1.49%) VBScript
14 476 (1.29%) Python
15 431 (1.17%) Perl
16 399 (1.08%) Ruby
17 364 (0.99%) PL/SQL
18 253 (0.69%) VB6
19 211 (0.57%) Shell Script
20 198 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5399 (14.66%) Degree
2 5138 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 2421 (6.57%) MCSE
4 1487 (4.04%) MCITP
5 1477 (4.01%) MCP
6 1460 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1459 (3.96%) Security Cleared
8 1124 (3.05%) CCNA
9 1036 (2.81%) MCSA
10 1031 (2.80%) SC Cleared
11 843 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 752 (2.04%) MCTS
13 590 (1.60%) ISEB
14 549 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
15 477 (1.30%) CCNP
16 444 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
17 350 (0.95%) CCA
18 326 (0.89%) PMI Certification
19 313 (0.85%) MCSD
20 303 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1750 (4.75%) SLA
2 1259 (3.42%) QA
3 284 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 271 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 181 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 94 (0.26%) COBIT
7 78 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 55 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.11%) WAI
10 33 (0.090%) ISO 9000
11 32 (0.087%) WCAG
12 30 (0.081%) Basel II
13 29 (0.079%) EMIR
14 27 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
14 27 (0.073%) HL7
15 23 (0.062%) TickIT
16 17 (0.046%) Solvency II
17 16 (0.043%) UCITS
18 13 (0.035%) GAMP
19 9 (0.024%) JTAG
System Software
1 7730 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 4313 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2428 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 1286 (3.49%) XenApp
5 1045 (2.84%) vSphere
6 803 (2.18%) VMware ESX
7 687 (1.87%) XenDesktop
8 409 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 361 (0.98%) XenServer
10 355 (0.96%) Terminal Services
11 347 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
12 206 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 198 (0.54%) UAG
14 163 (0.44%) ISA Server
15 123 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 107 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
16 107 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
16 107 (0.29%) vCloud
17 106 (0.29%) MetaFrame
18 83 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1641 (4.46%) SCCM
2 772 (2.10%) SCOM
3 542 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 382 (1.04%) WSUS
5 346 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 275 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 238 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 198 (0.54%) Puppet
9 195 (0.53%) SCVMM
10 177 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 171 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 169 (0.46%) Nagios
13 132 (0.36%) Tivoli
14 130 (0.35%) HP SIM
15 126 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 120 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
17 103 (0.28%) Data Guard
18 89 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 82 (0.22%) SCDPM
20 75 (0.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6213 (16.87%) VMware
2 3932 (10.68%) Citrix
3 3390 (9.20%) Cisco
4 2963 (8.04%) Oracle
5 2178 (5.91%) HP
6 1038 (2.82%) IBM
7 1019 (2.77%) NetApp
8 975 (2.65%) SAP
9 926 (2.51%) Symantec
10 762 (2.07%) Dell
11 751 (2.04%) EMC
12 608 (1.65%) Red Hat
13 599 (1.63%) Apple
14 481 (1.31%) Adobe
15 478 (1.30%) Google
16 410 (1.11%) CheckPoint
17 407 (1.11%) Business Objects
18 399 (1.08%) Juniper
19 367 (1.00%) Cognos
20 348 (0.94%) Avaya
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