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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 231 215 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.23% 19.47% 19.72%
As % of the Vendors category 43.34% 47.36% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 210 188 127
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £50,000 £52,500
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
533 454 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 48.99% 41.12% 49.08%
Number of salaries quoted 476 399 284
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +5 41 £33,000 -1.49% 8
Tunbridge Wells -3 20 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Dartford -10 14 £36,125 -19.72% 2
West Malling +10 10 £47,500 +82.69%
Stansted - 9 £22,500 - 1
Whitstable -2 4 £21,625 -5.97% 1
Faversham - 4 £37,500 -
Sevenoaks +7 3 £35,000 +40.00%
Rochester +2 3 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Tonbridge 0 3 £28,000 -51.30%
Sittingbourne -12 2 £40,750 +48.18% 1
Folkestone - 2 £36,000 -
Margate - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £20,400 - 4
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
2 156 (33.40%) MS Excel
2 156 (33.40%) SQL Server
3 144 (30.84%) .NET
4 121 (25.91%) MS Office
5 118 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
6 114 (24.41%) C#
7 111 (23.77%) Cisco
8 108 (23.13%) Firewall
9 102 (21.84%) ASP.NET
10 99 (21.20%) SQL
11 97 (20.77%) MS Exchange
12 95 (20.34%) CCNA
13 93 (19.91%) MVC
14 92 (19.70%) VMware
15 81 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 79 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (15.20%) MCSE
18 67 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
19 66 (14.13%) ASP.NET MVC
20 65 (13.92%) Active Directory
21 62 (13.28%) HTML
21 62 (13.28%) WCF
22 60 (12.85%) Web Services
23 59 (12.63%) Windows 7
24 57 (12.21%) Apple
24 57 (12.21%) Finance
25 51 (10.92%) Scrum
26 49 (10.49%) WAN
27 48 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 97 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 44 (9.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 35 (7.49%) SharePoint
4 34 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2000
5 20 (4.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (3.64%) IIS
8 16 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (3.21%) CMS
10 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.71%) Umbraco
14 6 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (1.07%) Lync
16 4 (0.86%) SAS
17 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.43%) Sitefinity
17 2 (0.43%) WorkSite
17 2 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 156 (33.40%) MS Excel
2 121 (25.91%) MS Office
3 16 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.07%) MS Project
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.21%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.07%) WebTrends
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.00%) Office 365
1 14 (3.00%) SaaS
2 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.86%) GitHub
4 3 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (23.13%) Firewall
2 49 (10.49%) WAN
3 43 (9.21%) LAN
4 39 (8.35%) DNS
5 37 (7.92%) DHCP
6 34 (7.28%) TCP/IP
7 29 (6.21%) VPN
8 20 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (4.07%) SAN
10 18 (3.85%) VLAN
10 18 (3.85%) Wireless
11 15 (3.21%) Internet
12 14 (3.00%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (2.36%) MPLS
14 10 (2.14%) Network Security
14 10 (2.14%) ADSL
15 9 (1.93%) SMTP
15 9 (1.93%) IP Telephony
16 8 (1.71%) IMAP
16 8 (1.71%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (33.40%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.50%) DTS
9 7 (1.50%) MySQL
9 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.28%) MS Access
11 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.07%) Redis
12 4 (0.86%) Big Data
13 3 (0.64%) OLTP
13 3 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 36 (7.71%) Visual Studio
2 30 (6.42%) NUnit
3 25 (5.35%) MSTest
3 25 (5.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 25 (5.35%) Moq
4 16 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (2.57%) Selenium
6 9 (1.93%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.50%) AdminStudio
7 7 (1.50%) NCrunch
8 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.28%) Mockito
8 6 (1.28%) jMock
8 6 (1.28%) JUnit
9 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.64%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.64%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.64%) Maven
10 3 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 57 (12.21%) Finance
2 14 (3.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.00%) Legal
3 13 (2.78%) Banking
4 12 (2.57%) Marketing
5 11 (2.36%) Advertising
6 10 (2.14%) Retail
7 6 (1.28%) Electronics
8 4 (0.86%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 127 (27.19%) Developer
2 68 (14.56%) .NET Developer
3 63 (13.49%) Analyst
4 46 (9.85%) Support Engineer
5 38 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (7.07%) Consultant
7 28 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 27 (5.78%) Technical Consultant
9 23 (4.93%) Technical Support
10 20 (4.28%) Network Engineer
11 18 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.43%) Support Analyst
13 15 (3.21%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.21%) Test Analyst
14 14 (3.00%) C# Developer
14 14 (3.00%) Support Supervisor
14 14 (3.00%) 1st Line Support
15 13 (2.78%) Business Analyst
15 13 (2.78%) Software Developer
15 13 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (30.84%) .NET
2 102 (21.84%) ASP.NET
3 66 (14.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 62 (13.28%) HTML
4 62 (13.28%) WCF
5 60 (12.85%) Web Services
6 39 (8.35%) XML
7 37 (7.92%) CSS
8 36 (7.71%) WPF
9 35 (7.49%) jQuery
10 28 (6.00%) Unity DI Container
10 28 (6.00%) WinForms
10 28 (6.00%) .NET Framework
11 25 (5.35%) Spring.NET
11 25 (5.35%) Castle Windsor
11 25 (5.35%) Ninject
11 25 (5.35%) Razor View Engine
12 23 (4.93%) WSE
13 18 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.06%) Blackberry
2 46 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (7.07%) Inversion of Control
4 21 (4.50%) iPhone
5 18 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.36%) Open Source
7 10 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.14%) PDA
8 8 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.71%) Replication
9 7 (1.50%) iPad
10 5 (1.07%) Blog
11 4 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.86%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.64%) GIS
12 3 (0.64%) EPoS
12 3 (0.64%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 264 (56.53%) Windows
2 59 (12.63%) Windows 7
3 48 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (9.21%) Windows 8
6 42 (8.99%) Windows XP
6 42 (8.99%) Mac OS X
7 38 (8.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 38 (8.14%) Linux
8 19 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.36%) Windows Vista
10 10 (2.14%) Android
11 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.07%) UNIX
12 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.64%) Solaris
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.91%) MVC
2 67 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (10.92%) Scrum
4 45 (9.64%) Problem Management
5 44 (9.42%) ITIL
6 43 (9.21%) TDD
7 33 (7.07%) OO
8 32 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (6.64%) Web Application Development
10 29 (6.21%) MVVM
11 28 (6.00%) Dependency Injection
11 28 (6.00%) Project Management
12 26 (5.57%) Kanban
13 25 (5.35%) OOD
14 24 (5.14%) Workflow
15 22 (4.71%) CRM
15 22 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (4.50%) Change Management
17 19 (4.07%) BCP
17 19 (4.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 114 (24.41%) C#
2 99 (21.20%) SQL
3 43 (9.21%) JavaScript
4 39 (8.35%) PowerShell
5 32 (6.85%) T-SQL
6 24 (5.14%) VB.NET
7 23 (4.93%) Java
8 20 (4.28%) VBScript
9 7 (1.50%) C
10 6 (1.28%) PHP
11 4 (0.86%) XAML
11 4 (0.86%) VBA
11 4 (0.86%) VB
12 3 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.43%) VB6
13 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 118 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (20.34%) CCNA
3 81 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (15.20%) MCSE
5 45 (9.64%) Degree
5 45 (9.64%) MCITP
6 29 (6.21%) CCSA
6 29 (6.21%) JNCIA
7 24 (5.14%) CCNP
8 17 (3.64%) Security Cleared
9 12 (2.57%) CCSE
9 12 (2.57%) JNCIS
10 11 (2.36%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.28%) MCSA
12 6 (1.28%) MCP
12 6 (1.28%) CCDP
13 5 (1.07%) CCSP
14 4 (0.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.35%) QA
2 17 (3.64%) SLA
3 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.86%) COBIT
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) GMP
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (13.92%) Active Directory
3 36 (7.71%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.64%) vSphere
5 13 (2.78%) XenApp
6 9 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.64%) XenServer
11 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (6.42%) Backup Exec
2 21 (4.50%) WSUS
3 14 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (2.78%) SCCM
5 6 (1.28%) Puppet
6 3 (0.64%) SCOM
6 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.43%) SCSM
7 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.43%) WMI
8 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 111 (23.77%) Cisco
2 92 (19.70%) VMware
3 57 (12.21%) Apple
4 46 (9.85%) Avaya
4 46 (9.85%) Citrix
5 28 (6.00%) Oracle
6 25 (5.35%) Symantec
7 21 (4.50%) CheckPoint
8 19 (4.07%) SonicWALL
9 18 (3.85%) Websense
9 18 (3.85%) Juniper
10 17 (3.64%) Blue Coat
10 17 (3.64%) F5
11 15 (3.21%) HP
12 13 (2.78%) McAfee
13 12 (2.57%) Aruba
13 12 (2.57%) Lumension
13 12 (2.57%) Dell
14 10 (2.14%) Kofax
15 9 (1.93%) SAP
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25000, Pension, Gym Membership, Healthcare.
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Logix Resourcing (Permanent)
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Canterbury Christ Church University
Salary: From £25,513 to £27,864 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
University of Kent
Salary: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum Plus generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Gold Group
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Gold Group
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent County Council
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent County Council
Salary: £36,808 per annum - starting salary
Posted: 10 days ago
Stansted, Essex
Inflite
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago