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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Home Counties
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.14% 12.90% 23.53%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 16.67% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Median salary £41,250 £60,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +118.18%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
4 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 14.29% 77.42% 67.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 21
Median salary £50,000 £70,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £60,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

The demand trend of job ads across the Home Counties region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Home Counties region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) VMware