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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 38.10% 26.67% 8.57%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 66.67% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 3
Average salary £60,250 £50,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.50% -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
14 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 66.67% 40.00% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 13
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £35,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £50,000
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
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 29 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Altiris
2 6 (54.55%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) SAP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) Adobe
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Marketing
4 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Software Licensing
4 4 (36.36%) IT Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) SMTP
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
6 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (18.18%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Documentum
3 1 (9.09%) GroupWise
3 1 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SMTP
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) IMAP
3 1 (9.09%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Reference Data
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
1 4 (36.36%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
1 4 (36.36%) Software Asset Management
1 4 (36.36%) Software Licensing
1 4 (36.36%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) SDLC
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Altiris
3 5 (45.45%) SAP
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) Adobe
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (9.09%) Novell
6 1 (9.09%) Lotus
6 1 (9.09%) Kofax
6 1 (9.09%) ReadSoft
6 1 (9.09%) OpenText