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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18716 17529 18319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.77% 17.12% 16.79%
As % of the Vendors category 37.05% 36.01% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16043 14775 16299
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 £62,500 £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
50513 48677 51086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 47.95% 47.54% 46.83%
Number of salaries quoted 41646 39480 43403
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 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 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 December 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 +6 6853 £47,500 -5.00% 720
South East +1 4344 £40,000 - 441
East of England +1 1568 £40,000 +5.26% 195
Yorkshire -3 1413 £35,000 - 231
North West 0 1305 £35,000 - 216
West Midlands +1 1202 £37,500 +7.14% 199
South West -3 1172 £36,000 +2.85% 196
East Midlands -1 685 £37,500 -1.31% 92
North East 0 144 £34,250 +5.38% 44
Midlands +9 35 £42,500 -9.57% 13
South Coast +1 2 £37,500 -36.97%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15226 (41.61%) MS Excel
2 14931 (40.80%) Windows
3 12450 (34.02%) SQL Server
4 10924 (29.85%) SQL
5 10153 (27.75%) .NET
6 8857 (24.20%) C#
7 8114 (22.17%) Active Directory
8 7013 (19.16%) Finance
9 6867 (18.77%) MS Office
10 6523 (17.83%) VMware
11 6453 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
12 6269 (17.13%) ASP.NET
13 5259 (14.37%) MS Exchange
14 5101 (13.94%) Degree
15 5098 (13.93%) ITIL
16 5059 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 4882 (13.34%) SharePoint
18 4779 (13.06%) HTML
19 4727 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
20 4718 (12.89%) JavaScript
21 4581 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
22 4194 (11.46%) Citrix
23 4028 (11.01%) MVC
24 3873 (10.58%) CSS
25 3646 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
26 3640 (9.95%) Cisco
27 3205 (8.76%) Windows 7
28 3171 (8.67%) T-SQL
29 3064 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
30 3028 (8.27%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5259 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 4882 (13.34%) SharePoint
3 2424 (6.62%) IIS
4 2345 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1507 (4.12%) Lync
6 1384 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1220 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 913 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 856 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 757 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 678 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
12 669 (1.83%) CMS
13 613 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 500 (1.37%) Apache
15 331 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 313 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
17 291 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
18 275 (0.75%) SAS
19 269 (0.74%) WebSphere
20 252 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15226 (41.61%) MS Excel
2 6867 (18.77%) MS Office
3 1364 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 975 (2.66%) MS Project
5 881 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 203 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 194 (0.53%) PowerPivot
8 146 (0.40%) InfoPath
9 123 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 110 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 82 (0.22%) SPSS
12 52 (0.14%) Acrobat
13 47 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 41 (0.11%) Fireworks
15 39 (0.11%) AutoCAD
16 26 (0.071%) InDesign
17 23 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
18 22 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
19 18 (0.049%) Simulink
20 14 (0.038%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1631 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 667 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 367 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 135 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 90 (0.25%) Agresso
6 73 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 67 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 67 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 66 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 53 (0.14%) Magento
10 50 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 41 (0.11%) SAP ERP
12 39 (0.11%) Tridion
13 38 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
14 37 (0.10%) Fredhopper
15 32 (0.087%) Sage 200
16 31 (0.085%) SAP Business One
16 31 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 30 (0.082%) Visualfiles
18 29 (0.079%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1314 (3.59%) Office 365
2 1265 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 500 (1.37%) SaaS
4 325 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 197 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 185 (0.51%) IaaS
7 138 (0.38%) PaaS
8 107 (0.29%) GitHub
9 78 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 57 (0.16%) Trello
11 26 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.049%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.027%) SoftLayer
15 8 (0.022%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.019%) Force.com
16 7 (0.019%) Terremark
17 6 (0.016%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.016%) Responsys
17 6 (0.016%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2897 (7.92%) Firewall
2 2823 (7.71%) DNS
3 2474 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 2392 (6.54%) SAN
5 2048 (5.60%) LAN
6 2043 (5.58%) WAN
7 1974 (5.39%) DHCP
8 1609 (4.40%) Internet
9 1489 (4.07%) VPN
10 845 (2.31%) VoIP
11 618 (1.69%) Wireless
12 560 (1.53%) NAS
13 479 (1.31%) Intranet
14 447 (1.22%) VLAN
15 442 (1.21%) Network Security
16 375 (1.02%) HTTP
17 370 (1.01%) MPLS
18 364 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
19 359 (0.98%) Unified Communications
20 340 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12450 (34.02%) SQL Server
2 3064 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3002 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2825 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1836 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1642 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1494 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 1347 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 1235 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 859 (2.35%) MySQL
11 693 (1.89%) Oracle Database
12 475 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 453 (1.24%) MS Access
14 425 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 417 (1.14%) OLAP
15 417 (1.14%) Big Data
16 349 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
17 337 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
18 297 (0.81%) NoSQL
19 257 (0.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2507 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 1768 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 952 (2.60%) NUnit
4 632 (1.73%) Subversion
5 582 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
6 523 (1.43%) Git (software)
7 431 (1.18%) Selenium
8 426 (1.16%) JIRA
9 403 (1.10%) Moq
10 369 (1.01%) TeamCity
11 257 (0.70%) MSTest
12 235 (0.64%) ReSharper
13 210 (0.57%) SpecFlow
14 207 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
15 186 (0.51%) Cucumber
16 185 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 159 (0.43%) Jenkins
18 149 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 107 (0.29%) Eclipse
20 98 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7013 (19.16%) Finance
2 1514 (4.14%) Retail
3 1380 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1295 (3.54%) Banking
5 1202 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1202 (3.28%) Advertising
6 999 (2.73%) Legal
7 688 (1.88%) Law
8 577 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 496 (1.36%) Back Office
10 363 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 327 (0.89%) Front Office
12 252 (0.69%) Games
13 246 (0.67%) Publishing
14 239 (0.65%) French Language
15 210 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 206 (0.56%) Automotive
17 188 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
18 187 (0.51%) German Language
19 150 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9248 (25.27%) Developer
2 6829 (18.66%) Analyst
3 3255 (8.90%) .NET Developer
4 2667 (7.29%) Consultant
5 2571 (7.03%) Support Engineer
6 2433 (6.65%) Support Analyst
7 2034 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 1804 (4.93%) Architect
9 1642 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 1449 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 1403 (3.83%) Administrator
12 1269 (3.47%) Software Developer
13 1200 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 1166 (3.19%) IT Support
15 1143 (3.12%) Project Manager
16 1079 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
17 1040 (2.84%) Service Analyst
18 971 (2.65%) Business Analyst
19 951 (2.60%) Applications Support
20 937 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10153 (27.75%) .NET
2 6269 (17.13%) ASP.NET
3 4779 (13.06%) HTML
4 3873 (10.58%) CSS
5 2872 (7.85%) jQuery
6 2696 (7.37%) .NET Framework
7 2513 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2503 (6.84%) Web Services
9 2440 (6.67%) XML
10 2359 (6.45%) WCF
11 1538 (4.20%) HTML5
12 1469 (4.01%) Ajax
13 1241 (3.39%) WPF
14 1007 (2.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 826 (2.26%) SOAP
16 781 (2.13%) WinForms
17 743 (2.03%) CSS3
18 700 (1.91%) LINQ
19 639 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 551 (1.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3646 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1622 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 1340 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 1253 (3.42%) Blackberry
5 1138 (3.11%) Clustering
6 670 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 635 (1.74%) Mathematics
8 604 (1.65%) Replication
9 572 (1.56%) User Experience
10 460 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 450 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 423 (1.16%) Open Source
13 371 (1.01%) N-Tier
14 348 (0.95%) iPhone
15 341 (0.93%) Statistics
16 313 (0.86%) Visualisation
17 280 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 272 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
19 266 (0.73%) Fat Client
19 266 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14931 (40.80%) Windows
2 4727 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 3205 (8.76%) Windows 7
4 2903 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 2901 (7.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 2800 (7.65%) Linux
7 1859 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 1485 (4.06%) Windows 8
9 1388 (3.79%) UNIX
10 647 (1.77%) Android
11 549 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 527 (1.44%) Windows Vista
13 468 (1.28%) Solaris
14 408 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 389 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 290 (0.79%) AIX
17 251 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
18 191 (0.52%) Windows 2000
19 183 (0.50%) CentOS
20 109 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6453 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5098 (13.93%) ITIL
3 4028 (11.01%) MVC
4 3028 (8.27%) Project Management
5 3001 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
6 2542 (6.95%) CRM
7 2452 (6.70%) Scrum
8 2071 (5.66%) TDD
9 2057 (5.62%) OO
10 1557 (4.25%) Mentoring
11 1504 (4.11%) PRINCE2
12 1503 (4.11%) Software Engineering
13 1453 (3.97%) E-Commerce
14 1309 (3.58%) Migration
15 1293 (3.53%) Service Delivery
16 1273 (3.48%) Change Management
17 1203 (3.29%) Web Development
18 1163 (3.18%) ETL
19 1138 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
20 1020 (2.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10924 (29.85%) SQL
2 8857 (24.20%) C#
3 4718 (12.89%) JavaScript
4 3171 (8.67%) T-SQL
5 1740 (4.76%) Java
6 1672 (4.57%) PowerShell
7 1570 (4.29%) VB.NET
8 1180 (3.22%) VB
9 847 (2.31%) C++
10 684 (1.87%) C
11 677 (1.85%) PHP
12 623 (1.70%) VBA
13 510 (1.39%) VBScript
14 479 (1.31%) Python
15 408 (1.11%) Perl
16 371 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 298 (0.81%) Ruby
18 261 (0.71%) Shell Script
19 248 (0.68%) VB6
20 179 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5101 (13.94%) Degree
2 5059 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2497 (6.82%) MCSE
4 1609 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 1548 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1445 (3.95%) MCP
7 1423 (3.89%) MCITP
8 1218 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 1161 (3.17%) CCNA
10 1155 (3.16%) MCSA
11 885 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 669 (1.83%) MCTS
13 566 (1.55%) ISEB
14 543 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 515 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
16 484 (1.32%) CCNP
17 420 (1.15%) CCA
18 399 (1.09%) DV Cleared
19 328 (0.90%) PMI Certification
20 248 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1981 (5.41%) SLA
2 1309 (3.58%) QA
3 336 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 301 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 119 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 83 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 75 (0.20%) COBIT
8 66 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 30 (0.082%) WAI
10 26 (0.071%) WCAG
11 24 (0.066%) HL7
12 19 (0.052%) ISO 9000
13 18 (0.049%) Basel II
14 15 (0.041%) GAMP
15 12 (0.033%) ISO 14001
15 12 (0.033%) Solvency II
16 11 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
17 10 (0.027%) EMIR
17 10 (0.027%) GLP
18 9 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 8114 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 4581 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2616 (7.15%) Hyper-V
4 1448 (3.96%) XenApp
5 1269 (3.47%) vSphere
6 780 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 707 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 510 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 377 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 326 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 325 (0.89%) XenServer
12 212 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 176 (0.48%) ISA Server
14 144 (0.39%) UAG
15 126 (0.34%) MetaFrame
16 119 (0.33%) vCloud
17 114 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
18 113 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
19 97 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
20 95 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1686 (4.61%) SCCM
2 941 (2.57%) SCOM
3 587 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 387 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 323 (0.88%) WSUS
6 319 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 273 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 259 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 214 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 183 (0.50%) Nagios
11 176 (0.48%) Tivoli
12 165 (0.45%) Puppet
13 135 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
14 122 (0.33%) HP SIM
15 109 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 108 (0.30%) SCDPM
16 108 (0.30%) SCOrch
17 101 (0.28%) Data Guard
18 90 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 87 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6523 (17.83%) VMware
2 4194 (11.46%) Citrix
3 3640 (9.95%) Cisco
4 2941 (8.04%) Oracle
5 2299 (6.28%) HP
6 1045 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1016 (2.78%) Symantec
8 993 (2.71%) IBM
9 980 (2.68%) SAP
10 849 (2.32%) EMC
11 838 (2.29%) Dell
12 698 (1.91%) Apple
13 603 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 491 (1.34%) Juniper
15 458 (1.25%) CheckPoint
16 420 (1.15%) Avaya
17 407 (1.11%) Google
18 404 (1.10%) Adobe
19 360 (0.98%) Cognos
20 353 (0.96%) Business Objects
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