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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 27.59% 6.25% 11.32%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 25.00% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 6
Average salary £27,500 £60,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.16% +2.12%
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
17 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 58.62% 25.00% 32.08%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 11
Average salary £27,500 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (62.50%) Backup Exec
3 5 (62.50%) Multimedia
3 5 (62.50%) Veritas
3 5 (62.50%) Apple
3 5 (62.50%) Symantec
3 5 (62.50%) Sophos
3 5 (62.50%) Asset Management
3 5 (62.50%) Time Management
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Mac OS X Server
3 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
General
1 5 (62.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Project Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Mac OS X Server
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Asset Management
1 5 (62.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (62.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Veritas
3 5 (62.50%) Apple
3 5 (62.50%) Symantec
3 5 (62.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) HP