The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 82 47 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 23.36% 16.49% 35.46%
As % of the Vendors category 67.21% 36.72% 64.91%
Number of salaries quoted 57 36 94
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £21,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Vendors Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
122 128 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 34.76% 44.91% 54.63%
Number of salaries quoted 91 101 145
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £20,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,500 £48,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Ipswich region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 67 (44.37%) MS Excel
2 61 (40.40%) Windows
3 58 (38.41%) SQL
4 54 (35.76%) SQL Server
5 49 (32.45%) MS Office
6 43 (28.48%) Active Directory
7 32 (21.19%) .NET
8 28 (18.54%) C#
9 27 (17.88%) Load Balancing
10 26 (17.22%) DNS
11 25 (16.56%) Java
11 25 (16.56%) Finance
12 24 (15.89%) MS Exchange
13 22 (14.57%) Linux
13 22 (14.57%) VPN
14 21 (13.91%) Windows XP
14 21 (13.91%) Clustering
14 21 (13.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (13.25%) Hyper-V
16 19 (12.58%) VMware
16 19 (12.58%) Telecoms
16 19 (12.58%) DHCP
16 19 (12.58%) SAN
17 18 (11.92%) ITIL
17 18 (11.92%) Windows 7
18 17 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (11.26%) J2EE
18 17 (11.26%) Replication
19 16 (10.60%) Scrum
19 16 (10.60%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 24 (15.89%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.60%) IIS
2 16 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.28%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.97%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.65%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.65%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.32%) Site Server
7 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.66%) Apache
8 1 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 67 (44.37%) MS Excel
2 49 (32.45%) MS Office
3 11 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.64%) MS Project
5 2 (1.32%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.31%) SaaS
2 5 (3.31%) PaaS
2 5 (3.31%) IaaS
3 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.22%) DNS
2 22 (14.57%) VPN
3 19 (12.58%) DHCP
3 19 (12.58%) SAN
4 16 (10.60%) Firewall
5 11 (7.28%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.28%) WAN
6 10 (6.62%) LAN
6 10 (6.62%) Broadband
6 10 (6.62%) NAS
7 6 (3.97%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.65%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.32%) LDAP
9 2 (1.32%) VoIP
9 2 (1.32%) SMTP
10 1 (0.66%) ADSL
10 1 (0.66%) ISDN
10 1 (0.66%) SNMP
10 1 (0.66%) Internet
10 1 (0.66%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (35.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.97%) Data Mining
4 6 (3.97%) OLTP
5 5 (3.31%) MySQL
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.66%) MS Access
9 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.66%) OLAP
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.66%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 13 (8.61%) JIRA
2 12 (7.95%) SoapUI
3 11 (7.28%) Bugzilla
4 10 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.64%) Selenium
6 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.32%) JMeter
6 2 (1.32%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.66%) Subversion
7 1 (0.66%) WatiN
General
1 25 (16.56%) Finance
2 19 (12.58%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.62%) Marketing
4 9 (5.96%) Games
5 5 (3.31%) iGaming
6 4 (2.65%) Electronics
7 3 (1.99%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.66%) Front Office
9 1 (0.66%) Advertising
9 1 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (23.18%) Analyst
2 26 (17.22%) Architect
3 17 (11.26%) Support Analyst
4 16 (10.60%) Developer
5 14 (9.27%) Project Manager
5 14 (9.27%) IT Support
6 13 (8.61%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.28%) Administrator
7 11 (7.28%) Software Project Manager
7 11 (7.28%) Software Manager
8 9 (5.96%) IT Support Assistant
8 9 (5.96%) IT Assistant
8 9 (5.96%) Security Architect
8 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.96%) Support Assistant
8 9 (5.96%) Senior Manager
9 8 (5.30%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.19%) .NET
2 17 (11.26%) J2EE
3 15 (9.93%) Web Services
4 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.62%) XML
6 9 (5.96%) Middleware
7 8 (5.30%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.64%) JSON
9 4 (2.65%) WCF
9 4 (2.65%) WinForms
10 3 (1.99%) WPF
10 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.32%) jQuery
11 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.32%) HTML
11 2 (1.32%) SOAP
12 1 (0.66%) ODBC
12 1 (0.66%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.91%) Clustering
2 17 (11.26%) Replication
3 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.96%) iPad
5 7 (4.64%) Online Games
5 7 (4.64%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.31%) PMI
6 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.65%) Open Source
8 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.99%) EPoS
9 2 (1.32%) PDA
10 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (40.40%) Windows
2 22 (14.57%) Linux
3 21 (13.91%) Windows XP
3 21 (13.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (11.92%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.93%) UNIX
6 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.31%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.88%) Load Balancing
2 18 (11.92%) ITIL
3 16 (10.60%) SOA
3 16 (10.60%) Scrum
4 15 (9.93%) OO
5 14 (9.27%) PRINCE2
6 13 (8.61%) CRM
7 11 (7.28%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.96%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.96%) Benchmarking
8 9 (5.96%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (5.96%) Automated Testing
8 9 (5.96%) Identity Management
8 9 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (5.96%) SIEM
9 8 (5.30%) Software Testing
9 8 (5.30%) Time Management
9 8 (5.30%) UML
9 8 (5.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 58 (38.41%) SQL
2 28 (18.54%) C#
3 25 (16.56%) Java
4 14 (9.27%) T-SQL
5 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.64%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.65%) Ruby
8 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.66%) VB
9 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (10.60%) Degree
2 13 (8.61%) MCP
3 11 (7.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (5.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.31%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.65%) Sun Certification
6 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.65%) ISEB
6 4 (2.65%) VCP4
6 4 (2.65%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.32%) MCPD
9 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.66%) HND
9 1 (0.66%) CCNP
9 1 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.93%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (28.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.25%) Hyper-V
3 17 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.28%) Puppet
1 11 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (12.58%) VMware
2 16 (10.60%) Citrix
3 15 (9.93%) Apple
4 13 (8.61%) Sophos
4 13 (8.61%) SonicWALL
4 13 (8.61%) HP
5 4 (2.65%) Lotus
6 2 (1.32%) Juniper
6 2 (1.32%) NetApp
6 2 (1.32%) Telerik
7 1 (0.66%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.66%) NETGEAR
7 1 (0.66%) Siemens
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco
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