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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17270 18292 17286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.73% 16.57% 17.00%
As % of the Vendors category 36.01% 35.63% 35.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14491 15506 15057
Average salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
47963 51338 48170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 46.47% 46.52% 47.38%
Number of salaries quoted 39253 41876 40013
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +2 6298 £50,000 - 892
South East 0 4153 £40,000 - 593
East of England 0 1532 £40,000 - 200
Yorkshire -2 1288 £36,000 +2.85% 220
North West +2 1193 £37,500 +7.14% 307
West Midlands -1 1099 £37,500 - 273
South West -1 946 £35,000 -4.10% 176
East Midlands +1 620 £38,500 -1.28% 108
North East +3 167 £38,000 +22.58% 61
Midlands +5 41 £48,250 +1.57% 4
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14573 (41.11%) MS Excel
2 14508 (40.92%) Windows
3 12436 (35.08%) SQL Server
4 10980 (30.97%) SQL
5 9835 (27.74%) .NET
6 8518 (24.03%) C#
7 7908 (22.31%) Active Directory
8 6895 (19.45%) Finance
9 6851 (19.33%) MS Office
10 6600 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
11 6402 (18.06%) VMware
12 5622 (15.86%) ASP.NET
13 5126 (14.46%) MS Exchange
14 4999 (14.10%) ITIL
15 4775 (13.47%) JavaScript
16 4668 (13.17%) Degree
17 4661 (13.15%) HTML
18 4660 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 4600 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
20 4363 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 4218 (11.90%) MVC
22 3974 (11.21%) SharePoint
23 3874 (10.93%) Citrix
24 3819 (10.77%) Cisco
25 3708 (10.46%) CSS
26 3581 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
27 3578 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
28 3289 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
29 3131 (8.83%) Project Management
30 3096 (8.73%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5126 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 3974 (11.21%) SharePoint
3 2324 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2201 (6.21%) IIS
5 1469 (4.14%) Lync
6 1267 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1094 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 652 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
9 650 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 637 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 633 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 570 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 521 (1.47%) CMS
14 400 (1.13%) Apache
15 361 (1.02%) SAS
16 237 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 214 (0.60%) Node.js
18 205 (0.58%) Umbraco
19 188 (0.53%) WebSphere
20 187 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14573 (41.11%) MS Excel
2 6851 (19.33%) MS Office
3 1285 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 952 (2.69%) MS Project
5 904 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 260 (0.73%) PowerPivot
7 197 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 175 (0.49%) SPSS
9 130 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 121 (0.34%) InfoPath
11 65 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 59 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 38 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 32 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
15 25 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
16 18 (0.051%) InDesign
16 18 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
17 13 (0.037%) FastStats
17 13 (0.037%) Acrobat
18 12 (0.034%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1418 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 399 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 269 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 88 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 73 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 71 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 63 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 61 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 61 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
9 51 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 51 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 40 (0.11%) SAP SD
11 39 (0.11%) Magento
11 39 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
12 38 (0.11%) Agresso
12 38 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
13 37 (0.10%) Primavera
14 34 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
15 30 (0.085%) SAP BPC
15 30 (0.085%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1769 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1699 (4.79%) Office 365
3 806 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 750 (2.12%) SaaS
5 250 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 201 (0.57%) IaaS
7 165 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 150 (0.42%) PaaS
9 127 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 56 (0.16%) Yammer
11 54 (0.15%) Google Apps
12 53 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 42 (0.12%) GitHub
14 39 (0.11%) Amazon S3
15 35 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
16 28 (0.079%) IBM PureFlex
17 27 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
18 23 (0.065%) Heroku
19 17 (0.048%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 14 (0.039%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2961 (8.35%) Firewall
2 2791 (7.87%) DNS
3 2429 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 2319 (6.54%) SAN
5 2175 (6.14%) WAN
6 2166 (6.11%) LAN
7 1947 (5.49%) DHCP
8 1465 (4.13%) VPN
9 1141 (3.22%) Internet
10 990 (2.79%) VoIP
11 626 (1.77%) Wireless
12 575 (1.62%) Network Security
13 573 (1.62%) NAS
14 464 (1.31%) VLAN
15 417 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
16 387 (1.09%) Unified Communications
17 375 (1.06%) HTTP
18 348 (0.98%) Intranet
19 345 (0.97%) iSCSI
20 334 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12436 (35.08%) SQL Server
2 2995 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2840 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2839 (8.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 1908 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1880 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1341 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 1264 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 1059 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 829 (2.34%) MySQL
11 594 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 523 (1.48%) Big Data
13 487 (1.37%) NoSQL
14 456 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 384 (1.08%) OLAP
16 382 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 331 (0.93%) MongoDB
18 317 (0.89%) QlikView
19 312 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
20 308 (0.87%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2339 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 1817 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 825 (2.33%) NUnit
4 561 (1.58%) Subversion
5 530 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 457 (1.29%) JIRA
7 443 (1.25%) Moq
8 438 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
9 400 (1.13%) Selenium
10 297 (0.84%) TeamCity
11 263 (0.74%) MSTest
12 189 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 181 (0.51%) ReSharper
14 173 (0.49%) SpecFlow
15 168 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 142 (0.40%) Jenkins
17 112 (0.32%) Eclipse
18 107 (0.30%) HP UFT
19 101 (0.28%) MSBuild
19 101 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6895 (19.45%) Finance
2 1755 (4.95%) Retail
3 1561 (4.40%) Banking
4 1391 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1122 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 918 (2.59%) Legal
7 698 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 683 (1.93%) Law
9 670 (1.89%) Advertising
10 540 (1.52%) Back Office
11 370 (1.04%) Front Office
12 367 (1.04%) Publishing
13 339 (0.96%) Games
14 333 (0.94%) Investment Banking
15 259 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 197 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 194 (0.55%) Billing
18 150 (0.42%) Electronics
19 139 (0.39%) German Language
20 134 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8714 (24.58%) Developer
2 6508 (18.36%) Analyst
3 3115 (8.79%) .NET Developer
4 2433 (6.86%) Support Engineer
5 2398 (6.76%) Consultant
6 2311 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 2079 (5.86%) C# Developer
8 1925 (5.43%) Architect
9 1513 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 1489 (4.20%) Administrator
11 1435 (4.05%) Senior Developer
12 1368 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1268 (3.58%) Project Manager
14 1152 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
15 1129 (3.18%) Software Developer
16 1119 (3.16%) IT Support
17 960 (2.71%) DBA
18 905 (2.55%) Service Analyst
19 863 (2.43%) Business Analyst
20 853 (2.41%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9835 (27.74%) .NET
2 5622 (15.86%) ASP.NET
3 4661 (13.15%) HTML
4 3708 (10.46%) CSS
5 2747 (7.75%) jQuery
6 2621 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2613 (7.37%) .NET Framework
8 2384 (6.72%) WCF
9 2274 (6.41%) Web Services
10 2189 (6.17%) XML
11 1405 (3.96%) HTML5
12 1239 (3.49%) Entity Framework
13 1195 (3.37%) Ajax
14 1041 (2.94%) WPF
15 957 (2.70%) AngularJS
16 860 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 745 (2.10%) CSS3
18 744 (2.10%) LINQ
19 663 (1.87%) SOAP
20 628 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3581 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1753 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 1684 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 1365 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1251 (3.53%) Blackberry
6 1130 (3.19%) Clustering
7 724 (2.04%) Replication
8 652 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 634 (1.79%) Mathematics
10 552 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 535 (1.51%) User Experience
12 434 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 407 (1.15%) Statistics
13 407 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 372 (1.05%) N-Tier
15 331 (0.93%) Hedge funds
16 306 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
17 298 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
18 293 (0.83%) Fat Client
18 293 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14508 (40.92%) Windows
2 4600 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3578 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3096 (8.73%) Windows 7
5 2649 (7.47%) Linux
6 2474 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1516 (4.28%) Windows XP
8 1515 (4.27%) Windows 8
9 1089 (3.07%) UNIX
10 777 (2.19%) Android
11 643 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 478 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 458 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 448 (1.26%) Windows Vista
15 284 (0.80%) Solaris
16 210 (0.59%) CentOS
17 186 (0.52%) AIX
18 164 (0.46%) Windows 2000
19 149 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
20 122 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6600 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 4999 (14.10%) ITIL
3 4218 (11.90%) MVC
4 3289 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
5 3131 (8.83%) Project Management
6 2575 (7.26%) Scrum
7 2439 (6.88%) CRM
8 2216 (6.25%) TDD
9 1892 (5.34%) OO
10 1550 (4.37%) Software Engineering
10 1550 (4.37%) SDLC
11 1471 (4.15%) Mentoring
12 1452 (4.10%) PRINCE2
13 1449 (4.09%) Migration
14 1419 (4.00%) Service Delivery
15 1294 (3.65%) Change Management
16 1284 (3.62%) Service Management
17 1193 (3.37%) Analytics
18 1181 (3.33%) ETL
19 1142 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10980 (30.97%) SQL
2 8518 (24.03%) C#
3 4775 (13.47%) JavaScript
4 3096 (8.73%) T-SQL
5 1831 (5.16%) Java
6 1800 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 1138 (3.21%) VB.NET
8 914 (2.58%) VB
9 811 (2.29%) C++
10 715 (2.02%) C
11 621 (1.75%) VBA
12 575 (1.62%) PHP
13 433 (1.22%) Python
14 386 (1.09%) Perl
15 383 (1.08%) VBScript
16 358 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 244 (0.69%) Ruby
18 161 (0.45%) Shell Script
19 157 (0.44%) Bash Shell
20 144 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4668 (13.17%) Degree
2 4660 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2234 (6.30%) MCSE
4 1484 (4.19%) Security Cleared
5 1480 (4.17%) MCP
6 1443 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 1180 (3.33%) MCITP
8 1131 (3.19%) CCNA
9 1032 (2.91%) MCSA
10 978 (2.76%) SC Cleared
11 783 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 538 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
13 515 (1.45%) MCTS
14 476 (1.34%) ISEB
15 463 (1.31%) CCNP
16 405 (1.14%) DV Cleared
17 382 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
18 318 (0.90%) CCA
19 262 (0.74%) A+ Certification
20 257 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1991 (5.62%) SLA
2 1492 (4.21%) QA
3 337 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 233 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 183 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 128 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 89 (0.25%) COBIT
8 78 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 45 (0.13%) HL7
10 37 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 26 (0.073%) ISO 9000
12 17 (0.048%) ISO 14001
13 16 (0.045%) TickIT
14 13 (0.037%) Solvency II
14 13 (0.037%) EMIR
15 11 (0.031%) MiFID
16 9 (0.025%) WAI
17 8 (0.023%) ISO 8583
17 8 (0.023%) DICOM
18 7 (0.020%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7908 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 4363 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2480 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 1349 (3.81%) XenApp
5 1262 (3.56%) vSphere
6 701 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 610 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 481 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 401 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 374 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 367 (1.04%) XenServer
12 179 (0.50%) vCloud
13 168 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 126 (0.36%) Terminal Server
15 109 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 103 (0.29%) VMware Server
17 99 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
18 92 (0.26%) UAG
19 91 (0.26%) ISA Server
20 82 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1871 (5.28%) SCCM
2 964 (2.72%) SCOM
3 470 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 380 (1.07%) WSUS
5 244 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 218 (0.61%) Puppet
7 217 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 186 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 162 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 153 (0.43%) Nagios
11 134 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 134 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
12 115 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 104 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 97 (0.27%) AirWatch
15 89 (0.25%) HP SIM
16 82 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
17 71 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 67 (0.19%) SCSM
19 66 (0.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6402 (18.06%) VMware
2 3874 (10.93%) Citrix
3 3819 (10.77%) Cisco
4 2800 (7.90%) Oracle
5 2326 (6.56%) HP
6 1050 (2.96%) SAP
7 1038 (2.93%) IBM
8 944 (2.66%) NetApp
9 890 (2.51%) Symantec
10 808 (2.28%) Dell
11 794 (2.24%) Apple
12 668 (1.88%) EMC
13 575 (1.62%) Red Hat
14 516 (1.46%) Juniper
15 479 (1.35%) Business Objects
16 448 (1.26%) CheckPoint
17 408 (1.15%) Avaya
18 384 (1.08%) Google
19 382 (1.08%) Adobe
20 371 (1.05%) Tableau
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