The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 11.54% 12.12% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 17.65% 21.05% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
South East

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

Vendors Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 65.38% 57.58% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 18
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (42.86%) Data Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) GIS
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) SMTP
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Unix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) GIS
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
1 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
1 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Application Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (42.86%) WPF Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Asset Management Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Management Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Management Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Software Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) LAMP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
2 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
2 2 (28.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Analytics
1 3 (42.86%) Data Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Altiris
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) PeopleSoft