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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18349 17775 18389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.40% 17.19% 16.80%
As % of the Vendors category 36.30% 36.24% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15612 15138 16252
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
50554 49048 51443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.95% 47.42% 47.00%
Number of salaries quoted 41316 40270 43551
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,502
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +5 6631 £47,500 -5.00% 813
South East +1 4339 £40,000 - 490
East of England +1 1502 £40,000 +6.66% 206
Yorkshire -3 1415 £35,000 +2.94% 240
North West 0 1291 £35,000 - 306
West Midlands +3 1198 £37,500 +5.63% 203
South West -3 1195 £35,000 - 253
East Midlands -2 671 £37,500 -0.66% 97
North East 0 142 £35,000 -6.66% 50
Midlands +10 20 £35,000 -36.36% 7
South Coast +3 2 £37,500 -36.97%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 15206 (41.69%) MS Excel
2 14719 (40.35%) Windows
3 12413 (34.03%) SQL Server
4 10851 (29.75%) SQL
5 10234 (28.06%) .NET
6 8916 (24.44%) C#
7 7971 (21.85%) Active Directory
8 6947 (19.05%) Finance
9 6855 (18.79%) MS Office
10 6473 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
11 6395 (17.53%) VMware
12 6333 (17.36%) ASP.NET
13 5260 (14.42%) MS Exchange
14 5189 (14.23%) Degree
15 5052 (13.85%) ITIL
16 5034 (13.80%) Microsoft Certification
17 4905 (13.45%) SharePoint
18 4817 (13.21%) HTML
19 4756 (13.04%) JavaScript
20 4629 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
21 4484 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 4143 (11.36%) Citrix
23 4009 (10.99%) MVC
24 3910 (10.72%) CSS
25 3535 (9.69%) Cisco
26 3529 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
27 3161 (8.67%) T-SQL
28 3119 (8.55%) Windows 7
29 3072 (8.42%) Project Management
30 3019 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 5260 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 4905 (13.45%) SharePoint
3 2447 (6.71%) IIS
4 2349 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1513 (4.15%) Lync
6 1386 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1213 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 900 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 859 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 764 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 713 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
12 667 (1.83%) CMS
13 597 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 482 (1.32%) Apache
15 338 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
16 317 (0.87%) Tomcat
17 278 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
18 275 (0.75%) WebSphere
19 260 (0.71%) SAS
20 237 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15206 (41.69%) MS Excel
2 6855 (18.79%) MS Office
3 1380 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 994 (2.73%) MS Project
5 893 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 215 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 182 (0.50%) PowerPivot
8 132 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 127 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 113 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 84 (0.23%) SPSS
12 52 (0.14%) Acrobat
13 49 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 48 (0.13%) Fireworks
15 38 (0.10%) AutoCAD
16 27 (0.074%) InDesign
17 24 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
18 21 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
19 19 (0.052%) Simulink
20 14 (0.038%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1624 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 651 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 382 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 143 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 76 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 76 (0.21%) Agresso
6 66 (0.18%) Fredhopper
7 65 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 62 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 58 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 52 (0.14%) Magento
11 51 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
12 37 (0.10%) Maximo
13 36 (0.099%) Tridion
14 35 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 34 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
15 34 (0.093%) SAP ERP
16 33 (0.090%) SAP Business One
17 29 (0.080%) Markit EDM
17 29 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1258 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1203 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 473 (1.30%) SaaS
4 338 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 185 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 182 (0.50%) IaaS
7 134 (0.37%) PaaS
8 108 (0.30%) GitHub
9 75 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 60 (0.16%) Trello
11 28 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.033%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.027%) SoftLayer
15 8 (0.022%) Force.com
15 8 (0.022%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.019%) Rackspace Cloud
17 6 (0.016%) Responsys
17 6 (0.016%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2759 (7.56%) Firewall
2 2757 (7.56%) DNS
3 2412 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 2337 (6.41%) SAN
5 1982 (5.43%) LAN
6 1959 (5.37%) WAN
7 1901 (5.21%) DHCP
8 1616 (4.43%) Internet
9 1434 (3.93%) VPN
10 797 (2.18%) VoIP
11 567 (1.55%) Wireless
12 544 (1.49%) NAS
13 502 (1.38%) Intranet
14 420 (1.15%) Network Security
15 394 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
16 391 (1.07%) VLAN
17 380 (1.04%) Unified Communications
18 369 (1.01%) NetScaler
19 363 (1.00%) HTTP
20 343 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12413 (34.03%) SQL Server
2 3019 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2975 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2793 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1812 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1620 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1493 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 1335 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 1253 (3.44%) Relational Database
10 840 (2.30%) MySQL
11 697 (1.91%) Oracle Database
12 483 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 442 (1.21%) OLAP
14 436 (1.20%) MS Access
15 413 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 402 (1.10%) Big Data
17 358 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
18 329 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
19 265 (0.73%) NoSQL
20 235 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2525 (6.92%) Visual Studio
2 1748 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 944 (2.59%) NUnit
4 635 (1.74%) Subversion
5 596 (1.63%) Rhino Mocks
6 527 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 423 (1.16%) JIRA
8 410 (1.12%) Selenium
9 388 (1.06%) Moq
10 369 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 261 (0.72%) MSTest
12 234 (0.64%) ReSharper
13 219 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 211 (0.58%) SpecFlow
15 201 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
16 193 (0.53%) Cucumber
17 175 (0.48%) Jenkins
18 128 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 108 (0.30%) Eclipse
20 105 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6947 (19.05%) Finance
2 1475 (4.04%) Retail
3 1439 (3.95%) Marketing
4 1280 (3.51%) Banking
5 1225 (3.36%) Advertising
6 1187 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 1004 (2.75%) Legal
8 691 (1.89%) Law
9 557 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 495 (1.36%) Back Office
11 367 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 329 (0.90%) Front Office
13 245 (0.67%) French Language
14 236 (0.65%) Publishing
15 231 (0.63%) Games
16 213 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 206 (0.56%) Automotive
18 197 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 196 (0.54%) German Language
20 139 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9360 (25.66%) Developer
2 6804 (18.65%) Analyst
3 3303 (9.06%) .NET Developer
4 2635 (7.22%) Consultant
5 2500 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 2457 (6.74%) Support Analyst
7 2045 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 1867 (5.12%) Architect
9 1696 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 1438 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
11 1386 (3.80%) Administrator
12 1282 (3.51%) Software Developer
13 1164 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1143 (3.13%) Project Manager
15 1132 (3.10%) IT Support
16 1019 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
17 997 (2.73%) Service Analyst
18 952 (2.61%) Business Analyst
19 934 (2.56%) Applications Support
20 919 (2.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10234 (28.06%) .NET
2 6333 (17.36%) ASP.NET
3 4817 (13.21%) HTML
4 3910 (10.72%) CSS
5 2912 (7.98%) jQuery
6 2689 (7.37%) .NET Framework
7 2580 (7.07%) Web Services
8 2536 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2507 (6.87%) XML
10 2385 (6.54%) WCF
11 1506 (4.13%) HTML5
12 1477 (4.05%) Ajax
13 1226 (3.36%) WPF
14 969 (2.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 822 (2.25%) SOAP
16 782 (2.14%) WinForms
17 729 (2.00%) CSS3
18 695 (1.91%) LINQ
19 627 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 548 (1.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3529 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1654 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 1317 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 1234 (3.38%) Blackberry
5 1114 (3.05%) Clustering
6 658 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 608 (1.67%) Mathematics
8 596 (1.63%) User Experience
9 593 (1.63%) Replication
10 436 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 433 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 415 (1.14%) Open Source
13 346 (0.95%) N-Tier
14 345 (0.95%) Statistics
15 327 (0.90%) iPhone
16 313 (0.86%) Visualisation
17 273 (0.75%) Hedge funds
18 266 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
19 258 (0.71%) Fat Client
19 258 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14719 (40.35%) Windows
2 4629 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3119 (8.55%) Windows 7
4 2832 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2792 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2753 (7.55%) Linux
7 1855 (5.09%) Windows XP
8 1417 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 1382 (3.79%) UNIX
10 662 (1.81%) Android
11 575 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 523 (1.43%) Windows Vista
13 444 (1.22%) Solaris
14 423 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 388 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 287 (0.79%) AIX
17 253 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
18 182 (0.50%) Windows 2000
19 172 (0.47%) CentOS
20 127 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6473 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5052 (13.85%) ITIL
3 4009 (10.99%) MVC
4 3072 (8.42%) Project Management
5 2914 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
6 2524 (6.92%) CRM
7 2415 (6.62%) Scrum
8 2079 (5.70%) TDD
9 2058 (5.64%) OO
10 1614 (4.42%) Mentoring
11 1545 (4.24%) PRINCE2
12 1538 (4.22%) E-Commerce
13 1505 (4.13%) Software Engineering
14 1271 (3.48%) Service Delivery
15 1264 (3.47%) Change Management
16 1256 (3.44%) Migration
17 1202 (3.30%) Web Development
18 1194 (3.27%) ETL
19 1088 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
20 992 (2.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10851 (29.75%) SQL
2 8916 (24.44%) C#
3 4756 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 3161 (8.67%) T-SQL
5 1764 (4.84%) Java
6 1601 (4.39%) VB.NET
7 1591 (4.36%) PowerShell
8 1198 (3.28%) VB
9 844 (2.31%) C++
10 699 (1.92%) PHP
11 693 (1.90%) C
12 589 (1.61%) VBA
13 515 (1.41%) VBScript
14 473 (1.30%) Python
15 393 (1.08%) Perl
16 358 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 317 (0.87%) Ruby
18 256 (0.70%) Shell Script
19 244 (0.67%) VB6
20 170 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5189 (14.23%) Degree
2 5034 (13.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2445 (6.70%) MCSE
4 1613 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 1527 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1438 (3.94%) MCP
7 1435 (3.93%) MCITP
8 1195 (3.28%) SC Cleared
9 1144 (3.14%) CCNA
10 1125 (3.08%) MCSA
11 870 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 675 (1.85%) MCTS
13 572 (1.57%) ISEB
14 558 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 517 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
16 483 (1.32%) CCNP
17 414 (1.13%) CCA
18 385 (1.06%) DV Cleared
19 340 (0.93%) PMI Certification
20 240 (0.66%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1928 (5.29%) SLA
2 1290 (3.54%) QA
3 315 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 279 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 121 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 83 (0.23%) COBIT
7 82 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 65 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 33 (0.090%) WAI
10 30 (0.082%) WCAG
11 19 (0.052%) ISO 9000
11 19 (0.052%) Basel II
11 19 (0.052%) HL7
12 15 (0.041%) GAMP
12 15 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
13 14 (0.038%) EMIR
14 11 (0.030%) UCITS
14 11 (0.030%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.027%) GLP
15 10 (0.027%) TickIT
System Software
1 7971 (21.85%) Active Directory
2 4484 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2542 (6.97%) Hyper-V
4 1420 (3.89%) XenApp
5 1211 (3.32%) vSphere
6 774 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 702 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 468 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 362 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 345 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 323 (0.89%) XenServer
12 199 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 170 (0.47%) ISA Server
13 170 (0.47%) UAG
14 130 (0.36%) MetaFrame
15 117 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
16 110 (0.30%) vCloud
17 98 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
18 94 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
19 90 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1643 (4.50%) SCCM
2 881 (2.42%) SCOM
3 578 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 381 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 319 (0.87%) WSUS
6 310 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 267 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
8 250 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 212 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 180 (0.49%) Nagios
11 171 (0.47%) Puppet
12 169 (0.46%) Tivoli
13 128 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
14 120 (0.33%) HP SIM
15 112 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 102 (0.28%) SCDPM
17 100 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
18 99 (0.27%) SCOrch
19 94 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
20 87 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6395 (17.53%) VMware
2 4143 (11.36%) Citrix
3 3535 (9.69%) Cisco
4 2936 (8.05%) Oracle
5 2253 (6.18%) HP
6 1015 (2.78%) NetApp
7 999 (2.74%) IBM
8 992 (2.72%) Symantec
9 976 (2.68%) SAP
10 849 (2.33%) Dell
11 810 (2.22%) EMC
12 640 (1.75%) Apple
13 603 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 443 (1.21%) Juniper
15 429 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 429 (1.18%) Google
16 408 (1.12%) Avaya
17 406 (1.11%) Adobe
18 346 (0.95%) Business Objects
19 331 (0.91%) Sitecore
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, childcare & more
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary and package
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary and package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Circa £50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Great up-skill and opportunity to be
Posted: 3 hours ago