The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 236 297 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.61% 23.63% 16.02%
As % of the Vendors category 47.58% 47.22% 35.52%
Number of salaries quoted 207 193 176
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
496 629 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 51.72% 50.04% 45.11%
Number of salaries quoted 449 477 463
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Kent

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Kent

Microsoft
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +2 30 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Tunbridge Wells -9 23 £55,000 +15.78% 6
Rochester 0 13 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Tonbridge -2 9 £28,000 -30.00%
Stansted +6 6 £30,000 -33.33%
West Malling +13 5 £77,500 - 2
Whitstable 0 5 £21,500 -
Chatham +3 4 £45,000 -21.73%
Dartford -6 4 £32,500 -45.83% 1
Folkestone +7 3 £26,500 -30.26%
Sevenoaks +3 3 £22,500 -43.03% 2
Canterbury - 2 £22,200 -
Faversham - 2 £31,250 -
Sittingbourne -2 1 £41,500 +59.61%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

1 264 (56.53%) Windows
2 171 (36.62%) SQL Server
3 162 (34.69%) .NET
4 150 (32.12%) SQL
5 142 (30.41%) MS Excel
6 132 (28.27%) MS Office
7 115 (24.63%) C#
8 106 (22.70%) ASP.NET
9 104 (22.27%) MS Exchange
10 102 (21.84%) Firewall
11 96 (20.56%) VMware
12 91 (19.49%) MVC
13 89 (19.06%) HTML
14 87 (18.63%) Cisco
15 81 (17.34%) Cisco Certification
15 81 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 76 (16.27%) CCNA
17 75 (16.06%) Microsoft Certification
18 74 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
19 70 (14.99%) Active Directory
20 69 (14.78%) Finance
21 64 (13.70%) MCSE
22 62 (13.28%) Web Services
23 60 (12.85%) JavaScript
23 60 (12.85%) Windows 8
24 59 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
25 57 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
25 57 (12.21%) WCF
26 55 (11.78%) Apple
27 52 (11.13%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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
1 104 (22.27%) MS Exchange
2 46 (9.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 40 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2000
4 38 (8.14%) SharePoint
5 25 (5.35%) IIS
6 21 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.14%) CMS
10 8 (1.71%) Lync
11 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.50%) Apache
11 7 (1.50%) SAS
12 5 (1.07%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.64%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.64%) ArcIMS
13 3 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.64%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 142 (30.41%) MS Excel
2 132 (28.27%) MS Office
3 11 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.14%) SaaS
2 15 (3.21%) Office 365
3 12 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.86%) GitHub
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (21.84%) Firewall
2 52 (11.13%) DNS
3 50 (10.71%) DHCP
4 48 (10.28%) TCP/IP
5 30 (6.42%) SAN
6 29 (6.21%) VPN
7 22 (4.71%) WAN
8 21 (4.50%) VLAN
9 20 (4.28%) Internet
10 19 (4.07%) SMTP
11 18 (3.85%) Wireless
12 17 (3.64%) LAN
13 15 (3.21%) IMAP
14 14 (3.00%) DMZ
15 10 (2.14%) VoIP
16 9 (1.93%) HTTP
16 9 (1.93%) MPLS
17 8 (1.71%) ADSL
18 6 (1.28%) iSCSI
18 6 (1.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (7.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (2.36%) Redis
9 9 (1.93%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.50%) DTS
11 7 (1.50%) MySQL
11 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.07%) Big Data
14 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (6.64%) Visual Studio
2 28 (6.00%) NUnit
3 24 (5.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (4.50%) Moq
4 21 (4.50%) MSTest
5 9 (1.93%) ReSharper
5 9 (1.93%) Selenium
5 9 (1.93%) Fiddler
6 8 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.50%) NCrunch
8 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.28%) JUnit
8 6 (1.28%) Mockito
8 6 (1.28%) jMock
9 4 (0.86%) Subversion
9 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.64%) Maven
10 3 (0.64%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (14.78%) Finance
2 16 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.14%) Legal
4 9 (1.93%) Advertising
5 7 (1.50%) Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Law
7 5 (1.07%) Electronics
7 5 (1.07%) Publishing
8 4 (0.86%) French Language
9 3 (0.64%) German Language
9 3 (0.64%) Retail
9 3 (0.64%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 130 (27.84%) Developer
2 100 (21.41%) Analyst
3 69 (14.78%) Support Engineer
4 66 (14.13%) .NET Developer
5 40 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (8.35%) Support Analyst
7 29 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 26 (5.57%) 1st Line Support
9 22 (4.71%) Technical Support
9 22 (4.71%) IT Support
10 21 (4.50%) Test Analyst
10 21 (4.50%) DBA
10 21 (4.50%) SQL DBA
11 18 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (3.85%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.85%) C# Developer
12 16 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (3.43%) Support Supervisor
13 15 (3.21%) Systems Support
13 15 (3.21%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (34.69%) .NET
2 106 (22.70%) ASP.NET
3 89 (19.06%) HTML
4 62 (13.28%) Web Services
5 59 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 57 (12.21%) WCF
7 46 (9.85%) CSS
8 44 (9.42%) XML
9 41 (8.78%) jQuery
10 32 (6.85%) WPF
11 31 (6.64%) WinForms
12 28 (6.00%) .NET Framework
13 25 (5.35%) HTML5
14 24 (5.14%) Castle Windsor
15 23 (4.93%) Unity DI Container
16 22 (4.71%) Razor View Engine
16 22 (4.71%) AngularJS
17 21 (4.50%) Ninject
17 21 (4.50%) Spring.NET
18 18 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (10.92%) Blackberry
3 30 (6.42%) Inversion of Control
4 24 (5.14%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.93%) iPhone
6 20 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.64%) Replication
8 14 (3.00%) PDA
9 13 (2.78%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.36%) Open Source
10 11 (2.36%) Fat Client
10 11 (2.36%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.93%) Blog
12 7 (1.50%) Clustering
13 6 (1.28%) GIS
13 6 (1.28%) iPad
14 5 (1.07%) Social Media
14 5 (1.07%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 264 (56.53%) Windows
2 60 (12.85%) Windows 8
3 48 (10.28%) Windows 7
4 45 (9.64%) Linux
5 41 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (8.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 38 (8.14%) Mac OS X
6 38 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 23 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (3.21%) Windows Vista
9 15 (3.21%) Android
10 11 (2.36%) UNIX
11 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.28%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.64%) Solaris
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (19.49%) MVC
2 74 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (10.49%) Problem Management
4 45 (9.64%) Scrum
5 42 (8.99%) TDD
6 30 (6.42%) Web Application Development
7 29 (6.21%) Dependency Injection
7 29 (6.21%) MVVM
7 29 (6.21%) OO
8 28 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (5.57%) OOD
9 26 (5.57%) Software Testing
10 24 (5.14%) SOA
10 24 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (4.93%) ITIL
12 22 (4.71%) Kanban
13 21 (4.50%) Project Management
14 20 (4.28%) CRM
14 20 (4.28%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 150 (32.12%) SQL
2 115 (24.63%) C#
3 60 (12.85%) JavaScript
4 50 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 34 (7.28%) VB.NET
5 34 (7.28%) PowerShell
6 30 (6.42%) Java
7 19 (4.07%) VB
8 18 (3.85%) VBScript
9 9 (1.93%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.50%) VB6
11 5 (1.07%) PHP
12 4 (0.86%) VBA
13 3 (0.64%) Python
14 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.21%) C
15 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 81 (17.34%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (16.27%) CCNA
3 75 (16.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (13.70%) MCSE
5 52 (11.13%) Degree
6 46 (9.85%) MCITP
7 17 (3.64%) CCSA
8 15 (3.21%) JNCIA
9 9 (1.93%) CCNP
10 7 (1.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.07%) MCSA
11 5 (1.07%) MCP
12 3 (0.64%) CISSP
12 3 (0.64%) CCSE
12 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.43%) MCTS
14 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.21%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.99%) SLA
2 22 (4.71%) QA
3 19 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (14.99%) Active Directory
3 49 (10.49%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.07%) vSphere
5 12 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.14%) XenApp
7 8 (1.71%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.21%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (7.71%) Backup Exec
2 18 (3.85%) WSUS
3 17 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (1.71%) SCCM
5 7 (1.50%) Puppet
6 6 (1.28%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.64%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.21%) WMI
9 1 (0.21%) SCOM
9 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 96 (20.56%) VMware
2 87 (18.63%) Cisco
3 55 (11.78%) Apple
4 51 (10.92%) Citrix
5 44 (9.42%) Avaya
6 32 (6.85%) Symantec
7 30 (6.42%) Oracle
8 15 (3.21%) Draytek
9 12 (2.57%) HP
10 10 (2.14%) Veeam
11 9 (1.93%) SAP
11 9 (1.93%) SonicWALL
12 8 (1.71%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.50%) Websense
14 6 (1.28%) McAfee
14 6 (1.28%) Dell
14 6 (1.28%) Sitecore
15 5 (1.07%) Aruba
15 5 (1.07%) F5
15 5 (1.07%) Lumension
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20,000 - £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
The People Network
Salary: £36000 - £44000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Attractive Salary (dep. upon experience) + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago