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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 10.71% 10.53% 3.45%
As % of the Vendors category 15.79% 25.00% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
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
19 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 67.86% 42.11% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 7
Average salary £70,000 £50,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.92%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 April 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 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 3 (30.00%) Apple
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (30.00%) Sophos
4 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (30.00%) Multimedia
4 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X Server
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) Altiris
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Lync
5 2 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) GroupWise
2 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) POP3
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) IMAP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X Server
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Sophos
3 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) Novell