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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16721 17883 16623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.35% 16.69% 16.72%
As % of the Vendors category 35.89% 35.76% 35.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14293 14824 14425
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
46590 50010 46797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 45.57% 46.68% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38527 40048 38745
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 £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +1 6242 £47,500 - 856
South East -1 3994 £40,000 - 566
East of England +1 1306 £40,000 - 188
Yorkshire 0 1220 £37,500 +7.14% 182
North West +3 1209 £35,000 - 352
West Midlands -3 1053 £37,500 - 197
South West +1 937 £37,500 +7.14% 207
East Midlands 0 610 £35,000 -6.66% 110
North East -5 113 £37,500 +14.50% 72
Midlands +7 34 £70,000 +60.00% 3
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13602 (40.78%) MS Excel
2 13436 (40.28%) Windows
3 11593 (34.76%) SQL Server
4 10495 (31.47%) SQL
5 9254 (27.75%) .NET
6 8000 (23.99%) C#
7 7216 (21.64%) Active Directory
8 6476 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
9 6469 (19.40%) Finance
10 6462 (19.37%) MS Office
11 5929 (17.78%) VMware
12 5217 (15.64%) ASP.NET
13 4704 (14.10%) ITIL
14 4646 (13.93%) MS Exchange
15 4528 (13.58%) JavaScript
16 4427 (13.27%) Degree
17 4392 (13.17%) HTML
18 4324 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
19 4263 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
20 3961 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 3936 (11.80%) MVC
22 3645 (10.93%) SharePoint
23 3608 (10.82%) CSS
24 3534 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
25 3454 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
26 3400 (10.19%) Citrix
27 3379 (10.13%) Cisco
28 3184 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
29 3051 (9.15%) Project Management
30 2931 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4646 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 3645 (10.93%) SharePoint
3 2183 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1928 (5.78%) IIS
5 1247 (3.74%) Lync
6 1236 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 955 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 627 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
9 576 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 566 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 531 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 484 (1.45%) CMS
13 437 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 381 (1.14%) Apache
15 362 (1.09%) SAS
16 235 (0.70%) Node.js
17 211 (0.63%) Tomcat
18 191 (0.57%) WebSphere
19 186 (0.56%) Umbraco
20 183 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13602 (40.78%) MS Excel
2 6462 (19.37%) MS Office
3 1251 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 924 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 901 (2.70%) MS Project
6 306 (0.92%) PowerPivot
7 162 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 148 (0.44%) SPSS
9 129 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
10 111 (0.33%) InfoPath
11 69 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 68 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
13 41 (0.12%) Acrobat
14 38 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
15 37 (0.11%) AutoCAD
16 26 (0.078%) FastStats
17 25 (0.075%) RoboHelp
18 22 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
18 22 (0.066%) InDesign
19 18 (0.054%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1348 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 386 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 260 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 87 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 78 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 67 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 63 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 63 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 59 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
9 52 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 48 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 45 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
12 40 (0.12%) Magento
13 38 (0.11%) Agresso
14 36 (0.11%) SAP SD
15 34 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
16 32 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
17 31 (0.093%) Sage 200
18 30 (0.090%) SAP BPC
19 28 (0.084%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1738 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1702 (5.10%) Office 365
3 786 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 726 (2.18%) SaaS
5 241 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 189 (0.57%) IaaS
7 170 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 134 (0.40%) PaaS
9 130 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 53 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 51 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 49 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 46 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 40 (0.12%) GitHub
15 35 (0.10%) Yammer
16 32 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (0.072%) IBM PureFlex
18 20 (0.060%) Google App Engine
19 17 (0.051%) Heroku
20 15 (0.045%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2714 (8.14%) DNS
2 2699 (8.09%) Firewall
3 2330 (6.99%) TCP/IP
4 2102 (6.30%) SAN
5 2048 (6.14%) WAN
6 2037 (6.11%) LAN
7 1932 (5.79%) DHCP
8 1326 (3.98%) VPN
9 1040 (3.12%) Internet
10 946 (2.84%) VoIP
11 601 (1.80%) Wireless
12 587 (1.76%) NAS
13 473 (1.42%) Network Security
14 418 (1.25%) VLAN
15 370 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
16 349 (1.05%) HTTP
17 342 (1.03%) Unified Communications
18 333 (1.00%) iSCSI
19 324 (0.97%) Intranet
20 315 (0.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11593 (34.76%) SQL Server
2 2931 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2845 (8.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2489 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 1924 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
6 1900 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1307 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 1205 (3.61%) Relational Database
9 874 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 745 (2.23%) MySQL
11 575 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 501 (1.50%) Big Data
13 490 (1.47%) NoSQL
14 449 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
15 416 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 408 (1.22%) OLAP
17 374 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 314 (0.94%) QlikView
19 313 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
20 312 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2234 (6.70%) Visual Studio
2 1844 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 760 (2.28%) NUnit
4 580 (1.74%) Subversion
5 561 (1.68%) Git (software)
6 489 (1.47%) JIRA
7 452 (1.36%) Selenium
8 424 (1.27%) Moq
9 378 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
10 281 (0.84%) TeamCity
11 270 (0.81%) MSTest
12 222 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 185 (0.55%) SpecFlow
14 178 (0.53%) Jenkins
15 135 (0.40%) ReSharper
16 129 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 126 (0.38%) HP UFT
18 112 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
19 110 (0.33%) MSBuild
20 106 (0.32%) Cucumber
General
1 6469 (19.40%) Finance
2 1541 (4.62%) Retail
3 1463 (4.39%) Banking
4 1418 (4.25%) Marketing
5 1089 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 900 (2.70%) Legal
7 672 (2.01%) Law
8 653 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 583 (1.75%) Advertising
10 532 (1.60%) Back Office
11 349 (1.05%) Front Office
12 328 (0.98%) Publishing
13 318 (0.95%) Games
14 292 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 248 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 189 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 160 (0.48%) Billing
18 153 (0.46%) Electronics
19 151 (0.45%) German Language
20 143 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8144 (24.42%) Developer
2 6210 (18.62%) Analyst
3 2922 (8.76%) .NET Developer
4 2273 (6.81%) Support Engineer
5 2143 (6.43%) Support Analyst
6 2116 (6.34%) Consultant
7 1855 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 1796 (5.38%) Architect
9 1427 (4.28%) Administrator
10 1377 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 1291 (3.87%) Senior Developer
12 1251 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1165 (3.49%) Project Manager
14 1084 (3.25%) IT Support
15 1044 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
16 1017 (3.05%) Software Developer
17 928 (2.78%) Business Analyst
18 869 (2.61%) DBA
19 825 (2.47%) Service Analyst
19 825 (2.47%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9254 (27.75%) .NET
2 5217 (15.64%) ASP.NET
3 4392 (13.17%) HTML
4 3608 (10.82%) CSS
5 2625 (7.87%) jQuery
6 2460 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2442 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 2251 (6.75%) WCF
9 2149 (6.44%) Web Services
10 2024 (6.07%) XML
11 1341 (4.02%) HTML5
12 1209 (3.62%) Entity Framework
13 1089 (3.27%) Ajax
14 983 (2.95%) WPF
15 960 (2.88%) AngularJS
16 860 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
17 777 (2.33%) CSS3
18 672 (2.01%) LINQ
19 642 (1.92%) SOAP
20 604 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3534 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 1605 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 1466 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 1347 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 1100 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 972 (2.91%) Clustering
7 644 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 636 (1.91%) Replication
8 636 (1.91%) Mathematics
9 565 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 504 (1.51%) User Experience
11 400 (1.20%) Visualisation
12 386 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 369 (1.11%) Statistics
14 328 (0.98%) Hedge funds
15 323 (0.97%) N-Tier
16 305 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
17 300 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
18 266 (0.80%) Data Integration
19 252 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13436 (40.28%) Windows
2 4324 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 3454 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2801 (8.40%) Windows 7
5 2542 (7.62%) Linux
6 2252 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1460 (4.38%) Windows 8
8 1256 (3.77%) Windows XP
9 1090 (3.27%) UNIX
10 730 (2.19%) Android
11 582 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 449 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 431 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 362 (1.09%) Windows Vista
15 284 (0.85%) Solaris
16 190 (0.57%) AIX
17 177 (0.53%) CentOS
18 164 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
19 154 (0.46%) Windows 2000
20 125 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6476 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
2 4704 (14.10%) ITIL
3 3936 (11.80%) MVC
4 3184 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
5 3051 (9.15%) Project Management
6 2536 (7.60%) Scrum
7 2290 (6.87%) CRM
8 2098 (6.29%) TDD
9 1685 (5.05%) OO
10 1522 (4.56%) SDLC
11 1440 (4.32%) Software Engineering
12 1434 (4.30%) Mentoring
13 1318 (3.95%) PRINCE2
14 1279 (3.83%) Change Management
15 1251 (3.75%) Service Delivery
16 1241 (3.72%) Migration
17 1213 (3.64%) ETL
18 1196 (3.59%) Service Management
19 1187 (3.56%) Analytics
20 1054 (3.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10495 (31.47%) SQL
2 8000 (23.99%) C#
3 4528 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 2881 (8.64%) T-SQL
5 1669 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1626 (4.88%) Java
7 1101 (3.30%) VB.NET
8 814 (2.44%) VB
9 716 (2.15%) C++
10 691 (2.07%) C
11 560 (1.68%) VBA
12 483 (1.45%) PHP
13 434 (1.30%) Python
14 398 (1.19%) Perl
15 356 (1.07%) VBScript
16 349 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 242 (0.73%) Ruby
18 177 (0.53%) Shell Script
19 158 (0.47%) Bash Shell
20 130 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 4427 (13.27%) Degree
2 4263 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1996 (5.98%) MCSE
4 1352 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 1300 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
6 1269 (3.80%) MCP
7 1078 (3.23%) MCITP
8 1004 (3.01%) CCNA
9 951 (2.85%) MCSA
10 837 (2.51%) SC Cleared
11 677 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 519 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 485 (1.45%) ISEB
14 449 (1.35%) CCNP
15 428 (1.28%) MCTS
16 327 (0.98%) DV Cleared
17 299 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
18 261 (0.78%) ISTQB
19 235 (0.70%) PMI Certification
20 231 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1919 (5.75%) SLA
2 1443 (4.33%) QA
3 300 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 196 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 153 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 148 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 83 (0.25%) COBIT
8 74 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 41 (0.12%) HL7
10 32 (0.096%) MiFID
11 29 (0.087%) EMIR
12 24 (0.072%) PMBOK
13 23 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
14 18 (0.054%) Solvency II
15 16 (0.048%) TickIT
16 14 (0.042%) ISO 14001
16 14 (0.042%) ISO 9000
17 10 (0.030%) P3O
18 8 (0.024%) GAMP
18 8 (0.024%) WCAG
System Software
1 7216 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 3961 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2191 (6.57%) Hyper-V
4 1178 (3.53%) XenApp
5 1099 (3.30%) vSphere
6 655 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 483 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 428 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 385 (1.15%) Terminal Services
10 320 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 295 (0.88%) XenServer
12 160 (0.48%) vCloud
13 124 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 114 (0.34%) Terminal Server
15 112 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
16 104 (0.31%) ISA Server
17 98 (0.29%) UAG
18 96 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
19 94 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 84 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1725 (5.17%) SCCM
2 885 (2.65%) SCOM
3 432 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 383 (1.15%) WSUS
5 248 (0.74%) Puppet
6 222 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 192 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 164 (0.49%) SCVMM
9 149 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 135 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 122 (0.37%) Tivoli
11 122 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 121 (0.36%) Nagios
13 101 (0.30%) AirWatch
14 100 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 84 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 83 (0.25%) HP SIM
17 78 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
18 73 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
19 72 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5929 (17.78%) VMware
2 3400 (10.19%) Citrix
3 3379 (10.13%) Cisco
4 2683 (8.04%) Oracle
5 1977 (5.93%) HP
6 978 (2.93%) SAP
7 946 (2.84%) IBM
8 797 (2.39%) NetApp
9 774 (2.32%) Symantec
10 700 (2.10%) Dell
11 683 (2.05%) Apple
12 612 (1.83%) EMC
13 494 (1.48%) Red Hat
14 454 (1.36%) Juniper
15 422 (1.27%) Google
16 408 (1.22%) Tableau
17 406 (1.22%) Avaya
18 386 (1.16%) CheckPoint
19 367 (1.10%) Adobe
20 351 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £39000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago