The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19084 17901 18084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.89% 17.20% 15.28%
As % of the Vendors category 36.12% 35.41% 32.20%
Number of salaries quoted 16090 15468 15955
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52841 50559 56156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 46.75% 48.58% 47.44%
Number of salaries quoted 42870 41693 47759
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London 0 7150 £47,500 - 816
South East +1 4576 £40,000 - 502
East of England -1 1618 £39,500 +5.33% 209
Yorkshire 0 1507 £35,000 +2.94% 204
North West +1 1358 £35,000 - 256
South West -1 922 £35,000 - 184
West Midlands -2 913 £37,500 - 150
East Midlands -1 838 £40,000 +14.28% 89
North East 0 134 £32,500 - 44
Midlands +2 34 £45,000 -10.00% 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14487 (41.05%) MS Excel
2 13975 (39.60%) Windows
3 12829 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 11536 (32.69%) SQL
5 11535 (32.69%) .NET
6 9789 (27.74%) C#
7 7150 (20.26%) Active Directory
8 6770 (19.19%) Finance
9 6572 (18.62%) ASP.NET
10 5819 (16.49%) VMware
11 5758 (16.32%) MS Office
12 5439 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 5082 (14.40%) Degree
14 4857 (13.76%) MS Exchange
15 4754 (13.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 4750 (13.46%) SharePoint
17 4527 (12.83%) HTML
18 4450 (12.61%) JavaScript
19 4374 (12.40%) ITIL
20 3933 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 3858 (10.93%) MVC
22 3700 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
23 3616 (10.25%) Citrix
24 3474 (9.84%) CSS
25 3432 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
26 3400 (9.64%) T-SQL
27 3313 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
28 3310 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 3167 (8.97%) Cisco
30 3138 (8.89%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4857 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 4750 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 2507 (7.10%) IIS
4 2295 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1343 (3.81%) Lync
6 1338 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1033 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 983 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 803 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 737 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 711 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
12 690 (1.96%) CMS
13 618 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 523 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
15 508 (1.44%) Apache
16 328 (0.93%) Tomcat
17 285 (0.81%) WebSphere
18 231 (0.65%) IBM Notes
19 209 (0.59%) SAS
20 206 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14487 (41.05%) MS Excel
2 5758 (16.32%) MS Office
3 1120 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 970 (2.75%) MS Project
5 712 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 168 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 134 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 128 (0.36%) PowerPivot
9 94 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 59 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 52 (0.15%) Acrobat
12 49 (0.14%) SPSS
13 35 (0.099%) InDesign
14 33 (0.094%) RoboHelp
15 25 (0.071%) FastStats
16 24 (0.068%) AutoCAD
17 21 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
18 18 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
19 16 (0.045%) Fireworks
20 15 (0.043%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1549 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 596 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 298 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 137 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 90 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 82 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 81 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 63 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 58 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 48 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
11 47 (0.13%) Magento
12 46 (0.13%) SAP Business One
13 45 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
14 40 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
15 38 (0.11%) Maximo
16 37 (0.10%) SunGard AvantGard
17 31 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
18 29 (0.082%) SAP BPC
19 28 (0.079%) Oracle CRM
20 27 (0.077%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 834 (2.36%) Office 365
2 760 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 498 (1.41%) SaaS
4 321 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 218 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 135 (0.38%) IaaS
7 83 (0.24%) PaaS
8 42 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 41 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 33 (0.094%) GitHub
11 30 (0.085%) Amazon SQS
12 25 (0.071%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.051%) Rackspace Cloud
14 12 (0.034%) Force.com
15 11 (0.031%) Route 53
16 10 (0.028%) Basecamp
17 9 (0.026%) Taleo
18 5 (0.014%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2630 (7.45%) Firewall
2 2608 (7.39%) DNS
3 2388 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 2080 (5.89%) SAN
5 1873 (5.31%) LAN
6 1819 (5.15%) WAN
7 1623 (4.60%) DHCP
8 1558 (4.42%) Internet
9 1391 (3.94%) VPN
10 677 (1.92%) VoIP
11 644 (1.83%) Wireless
12 512 (1.45%) NAS
13 475 (1.35%) HTTP
14 430 (1.22%) Intranet
15 427 (1.21%) Network Security
16 395 (1.12%) Unified Communications
17 359 (1.02%) SSL
18 329 (0.93%) VLAN
19 323 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
20 316 (0.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12829 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3700 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3310 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2892 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2075 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1866 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1770 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 1677 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1237 (3.51%) Relational Database
10 812 (2.30%) MySQL
11 613 (1.74%) Oracle Database
12 530 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 521 (1.48%) OLAP
14 448 (1.27%) RDBMS
15 436 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
16 404 (1.14%) MS Access
17 378 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
18 306 (0.87%) Big Data
19 272 (0.77%) QlikView
20 242 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2691 (7.63%) Visual Studio
2 1799 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 763 (2.16%) NUnit
4 530 (1.50%) Subversion
5 373 (1.06%) Selenium
6 368 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
7 355 (1.01%) JIRA
8 319 (0.90%) Moq
9 304 (0.86%) Git (software)
10 264 (0.75%) MSTest
11 188 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 182 (0.52%) SpecFlow
13 168 (0.48%) Cucumber
14 166 (0.47%) TeamCity
15 152 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 150 (0.43%) Jenkins
17 149 (0.42%) Eclipse
18 138 (0.39%) MSBuild
19 131 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
20 112 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 6770 (19.19%) Finance
2 1406 (3.98%) Marketing
3 1398 (3.96%) Retail
4 1341 (3.80%) Banking
5 1153 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 839 (2.38%) Legal
7 753 (2.13%) Advertising
8 679 (1.92%) Law
9 476 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 451 (1.28%) Back Office
11 439 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 322 (0.91%) Front Office
13 320 (0.91%) Games
14 283 (0.80%) Publishing
15 258 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 193 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 175 (0.50%) German Language
18 171 (0.48%) Automotive
19 159 (0.45%) Electronics
20 158 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9835 (27.87%) Developer
2 6033 (17.10%) Analyst
3 3545 (10.05%) .NET Developer
4 2900 (8.22%) Consultant
5 2320 (6.57%) C# Developer
6 2206 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2151 (6.10%) Support Engineer
8 1930 (5.47%) Architect
9 1656 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 1592 (4.51%) Senior Developer
11 1410 (4.00%) Administrator
12 1328 (3.76%) Software Developer
13 1178 (3.34%) Project Manager
14 1096 (3.11%) ASP.NET Developer
15 1035 (2.93%) IT Support
16 973 (2.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 945 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
18 918 (2.60%) Business Analyst
19 904 (2.56%) DBA
20 898 (2.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11535 (32.69%) .NET
2 6572 (18.62%) ASP.NET
3 4527 (12.83%) HTML
4 3474 (9.84%) CSS
5 2931 (8.31%) XML
6 2906 (8.24%) .NET Framework
7 2873 (8.14%) Web Services
8 2747 (7.78%) jQuery
9 2725 (7.72%) WCF
10 2516 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1712 (4.85%) WPF
12 1401 (3.97%) Ajax
13 1383 (3.92%) HTML5
14 1200 (3.40%) WinForms
15 884 (2.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 833 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 825 (2.34%) SOAP
18 751 (2.13%) XSLT
19 742 (2.10%) LINQ
20 672 (1.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1774 (5.03%) Computer Science
2 1258 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1253 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 1015 (2.88%) Clustering
5 924 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 670 (1.90%) Replication
7 566 (1.60%) N-Tier
8 546 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 486 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 473 (1.34%) Open Source
11 447 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 352 (1.00%) Hedge funds
13 306 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
14 305 (0.86%) iPhone
15 296 (0.84%) Statistics
16 291 (0.82%) NHS
17 260 (0.74%) Social Media
18 241 (0.68%) Fat Client
18 241 (0.68%) Thin Client
19 226 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13975 (39.60%) Windows
2 4754 (13.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 3432 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 2717 (7.70%) Windows 7
5 2604 (7.38%) Linux
6 2007 (5.69%) Windows XP
7 1831 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1284 (3.64%) UNIX
9 1024 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 675 (1.91%) Android
11 595 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 481 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 314 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 302 (0.86%) Solaris
15 296 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 236 (0.67%) Windows 2000
17 172 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
18 149 (0.42%) CentOS
19 142 (0.40%) Windows Phone
19 142 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4374 (12.40%) ITIL
2 3858 (10.93%) MVC
3 3313 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3138 (8.89%) Project Management
5 2955 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
6 2487 (7.05%) Scrum
7 2465 (6.99%) CRM
8 2317 (6.57%) TDD
9 2013 (5.70%) Software Engineering
10 1925 (5.46%) OO
11 1456 (4.13%) PRINCE2
12 1361 (3.86%) E-Commerce
13 1314 (3.72%) Migration
14 1303 (3.69%) Service Delivery
15 1214 (3.44%) ETL
16 1204 (3.41%) Web Development
17 1182 (3.35%) Unit Testing
18 1056 (2.99%) Change Management
19 1041 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
20 986 (2.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11536 (32.69%) SQL
2 9789 (27.74%) C#
3 4450 (12.61%) JavaScript
4 3400 (9.64%) T-SQL
5 1891 (5.36%) Java
6 1682 (4.77%) PowerShell
7 1638 (4.64%) VB.NET
8 1200 (3.40%) VB
9 1124 (3.19%) C++
10 789 (2.24%) C
11 756 (2.14%) PHP
12 640 (1.81%) VBA
13 485 (1.37%) Perl
14 468 (1.33%) Python
15 465 (1.32%) VBScript
16 421 (1.19%) PL/SQL
17 357 (1.01%) Ruby
18 240 (0.68%) Shell Script
19 213 (0.60%) VB6
20 177 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5439 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5082 (14.40%) Degree
3 2464 (6.98%) MCSE
4 1687 (4.78%) MCP
5 1535 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1217 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1179 (3.34%) Security Cleared
8 1015 (2.88%) MCSA
9 983 (2.79%) MCTS
10 931 (2.64%) CCNA
11 785 (2.22%) SC Cleared
12 674 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 507 (1.44%) ISEB
14 499 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
15 471 (1.33%) MCSD
16 428 (1.21%) CCNP
17 360 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
18 351 (0.99%) MCAD
19 262 (0.74%) ISTQB
20 256 (0.73%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1616 (4.58%) SLA
2 1421 (4.03%) QA
3 325 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 300 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 157 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 95 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 51 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 40 (0.11%) HL7
9 38 (0.11%) COBIT
10 33 (0.094%) TickIT
11 31 (0.088%) ISO 9000
12 29 (0.082%) WAI
13 28 (0.079%) Basel III
14 19 (0.054%) Solvency II
15 18 (0.051%) EMIR
15 18 (0.051%) GAMP
15 18 (0.051%) WCAG
16 17 (0.048%) Basel II
17 16 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
18 10 (0.028%) BS7799
System Software
1 7150 (20.26%) Active Directory
2 3933 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2032 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 1229 (3.48%) XenApp
5 1082 (3.07%) vSphere
6 714 (2.02%) VMware ESX
7 623 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 472 (1.34%) Terminal Services
9 441 (1.25%) XenServer
10 392 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
11 343 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 170 (0.48%) UAG
13 165 (0.47%) ISA Server
14 161 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
15 120 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 106 (0.30%) Terminal Server
17 99 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
18 97 (0.27%) Xen
19 91 (0.26%) MetaFrame
20 88 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1576 (4.47%) SCCM
2 902 (2.56%) SCOM
3 468 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 435 (1.23%) WSUS
5 245 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 243 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 228 (0.65%) Puppet
8 191 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 185 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 178 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
11 177 (0.50%) Nagios
12 155 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
13 154 (0.44%) SCVMM
13 154 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 104 (0.29%) HP SIM
15 99 (0.28%) Tivoli
16 85 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 77 (0.22%) SCSM
18 76 (0.22%) ARCserve
19 74 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 5819 (16.49%) VMware
2 3616 (10.25%) Citrix
3 3167 (8.97%) Cisco
4 2757 (7.81%) Oracle
5 2116 (6.00%) HP
6 989 (2.80%) SAP
7 961 (2.72%) NetApp
8 922 (2.61%) IBM
9 915 (2.59%) Symantec
10 721 (2.04%) Dell
11 645 (1.83%) EMC
12 607 (1.72%) Apple
13 477 (1.35%) Business Objects
14 429 (1.22%) CheckPoint
15 398 (1.13%) Red Hat
16 388 (1.10%) Juniper
16 388 (1.10%) Cognos
17 378 (1.07%) Google
18 377 (1.07%) McAfee
19 366 (1.04%) Adobe
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £36,000 to £39,000 per annum basic + bonus avg 15% + pension + sh
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
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Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum basic + on-call + bonus + shares + pension ++
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Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum
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Woking, Surrey
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits, bonus
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Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + benefits
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Surrey
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Salary: £47000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits
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Bicester, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + great benefits!
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Stansted, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension and More
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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London
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