The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 14.63% 17.89% 14.89%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 40.48% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 19
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £18,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
West Sussex

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

Vendors Category
Gatwick
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39 42 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 47.56% 44.21% 34.75%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 47
Average salary £42,250 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Gatwick

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Gatwick

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) ITIL
3 13 (48.15%) Citrix
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.93%) MCSE
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.93%) XenApp
10 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 6 (22.22%) MCP
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) Service Management
11 5 (18.52%) CSS
11 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 5 (18.52%) HTML
11 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
11 5 (18.52%) CRM
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (14.81%) Supplier Management
12 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
12 4 (14.81%) vSphere
12 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
12 4 (14.81%) MCSA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) nginx
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
1 2 (7.41%) PHPUnit
1 2 (7.41%) Behat
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (25.93%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (25.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Operations Support Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Junior IT Support Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Junior
7 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) IT Support
7 3 (11.11%) Junior IT Support
7 3 (11.11%) Junior Support Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) CSS
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Management
2 5 (18.52%) CRM
3 4 (14.81%) Supplier Management
3 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) OO PHP
5 2 (7.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) C
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VB6
3 2 (7.41%) VB
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.93%) MCSE
3 6 (22.22%) MCP
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (14.81%) MCSA
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) MCITP
7 1 (3.70%) HNC
7 1 (3.70%) HND
7 1 (3.70%) MCT
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) XenApp
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Citrix
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Avaya
5 3 (11.11%) Websense
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) Apple
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Tableau
7 1 (3.70%) TARGIT
7 1 (3.70%) Business Objects