The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Home Counties region.

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

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 30.00% 7.14% 16.25%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 23.08% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £50,000 £85,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% +112.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 13 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 50.00% 30.95% 73.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 45
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +44.44%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
South East

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 1 August 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (62.50%) LDAP
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Ext JS
2 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Games

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Applications Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Applications Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 5 (62.50%) Ext JS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Sun