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 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 5 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 18.75% 2.33% 18.37%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 5.88% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £45,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £45,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
20 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 62.50% 39.53% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 17
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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
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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (55.56%) Asset Management
3 5 (55.56%) Multimedia
3 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
3 5 (55.56%) Wireless
3 5 (55.56%) Veritas
3 5 (55.56%) Apple
3 5 (55.56%) Symantec
3 5 (55.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (55.56%) Sophos
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Time Management
3 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 5 (55.56%) Mac OS X Server
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) Lync
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) XenApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (22.22%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
General
1 5 (55.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Project Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
1 5 (55.56%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Asset Management
1 5 (55.56%) Time Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
1 5 (55.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Veritas
3 5 (55.56%) Apple
3 5 (55.56%) Symantec
3 5 (55.56%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) HP