The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Folkestone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Folkestone 2.63% 4.76% 13.64%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 7.69% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £28,000 £37,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.33% +63.04%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Folkestone region.

Vendors Category
Folkestone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Folkestone 60.53% 61.90% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 14
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Folkestone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Folkestone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Folkestone

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Folkestone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Folkestone region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Folkestone

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Folkestone

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Folkestone 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Folkestone by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Folkestone 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle