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 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 227 283 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.84% 23.01% 16.30%
As % of the Vendors category 47.99% 47.32% 36.87%
Number of salaries quoted 201 189 166
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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
473 598 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 49.68% 48.62% 44.20%
Number of salaries quoted 429 455 426
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £90,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 March 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 March 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 0 30 £31,750 -9.28%
Tunbridge Wells -2 23 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Rochester +1 11 £42,500 +24.08% 1
Tonbridge -3 8 £27,500 -31.25%
Stansted +2 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Whitstable 0 6 £21,625 -
Dartford -2 5 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Folkestone +6 4 £31,250 -17.76%
Chatham +5 4 £45,000 -21.73%
West Malling +11 3 £77,500 +198.07% 1
Sevenoaks +2 3 £22,500 -43.39% 1
Sittingbourne -3 2 £43,250 +66.34%
Canterbury - 2 £22,200 -
Faversham - 2 £31,250 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 263 (56.32%) Windows
2 168 (35.97%) SQL Server
3 159 (34.05%) .NET
4 139 (29.76%) SQL
4 139 (29.76%) MS Office
5 137 (29.34%) MS Excel
6 108 (23.13%) C#
7 104 (22.27%) Firewall
8 102 (21.84%) ASP.NET
8 102 (21.84%) MS Exchange
9 99 (21.20%) VMware
10 95 (20.34%) Cisco
11 90 (19.27%) Cisco Certification
12 85 (18.20%) MVC
13 84 (17.99%) CCNA
14 81 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 80 (17.13%) HTML
16 79 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 69 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
18 66 (14.13%) Active Directory
18 66 (14.13%) Finance
19 65 (13.92%) MCSE
20 63 (13.49%) Web Services
21 58 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
22 57 (12.21%) Apple
23 56 (11.99%) Windows 8
24 55 (11.78%) WCF
25 53 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
26 51 (10.92%) Citrix
27 50 (10.71%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 102 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 42 (8.99%) SharePoint
4 39 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2000
5 22 (4.71%) IIS
6 21 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.36%) CMS
11 10 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.50%) Lync
13 6 (1.28%) Umbraco
13 6 (1.28%) Apache
13 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (1.07%) SAS
15 4 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.64%) ArcGIS
16 3 (0.64%) ArcIMS
17 2 (0.43%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 139 (29.76%) MS Office
2 137 (29.34%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.64%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.28%) SaaS
2 17 (3.64%) Office 365
3 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.86%) GitHub
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (22.27%) Firewall
2 48 (10.28%) DNS
3 47 (10.06%) DHCP
4 42 (8.99%) TCP/IP
5 30 (6.42%) VPN
5 30 (6.42%) SAN
6 27 (5.78%) WAN
7 22 (4.71%) LAN
7 22 (4.71%) VLAN
8 19 (4.07%) Internet
9 17 (3.64%) Wireless
10 15 (3.21%) SMTP
11 13 (2.78%) IMAP
12 12 (2.57%) DMZ
13 10 (2.14%) VoIP
13 10 (2.14%) MPLS
14 8 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.71%) ADSL
14 8 (1.71%) WLAN
15 6 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (35.97%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (4.28%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (1.93%) DTS
8 9 (1.93%) Redis
9 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.50%) MySQL
10 7 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.07%) MS Access
12 5 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.64%) Big Data
13 3 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 29 (6.21%) NUnit
2 28 (6.00%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.35%) Rhino Mocks
4 22 (4.71%) Moq
4 22 (4.71%) MSTest
5 10 (2.14%) Selenium
6 8 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.50%) NCrunch
8 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.28%) Mockito
8 6 (1.28%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.28%) jMock
8 6 (1.28%) Fiddler
8 6 (1.28%) JUnit
9 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.64%) Subversion
9 3 (0.64%) Maven
10 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 66 (14.13%) Finance
2 15 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.36%) Legal
3 11 (2.36%) Advertising
4 7 (1.50%) Banking
5 5 (1.07%) Marketing
5 5 (1.07%) Publishing
5 5 (1.07%) Electronics
6 4 (0.86%) Law
6 4 (0.86%) Retail
7 3 (0.64%) French Language
7 3 (0.64%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 125 (26.77%) Developer
2 96 (20.56%) Analyst
3 64 (13.70%) Support Engineer
4 62 (13.28%) .NET Developer
5 42 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 37 (7.92%) Support Analyst
7 31 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 27 (5.78%) 1st Line Support
9 22 (4.71%) Test Analyst
9 22 (4.71%) IT Support
10 21 (4.50%) DBA
10 21 (4.50%) SQL DBA
11 20 (4.28%) Technical Support
12 19 (4.07%) Consultant
13 18 (3.85%) Network Engineer
14 17 (3.64%) Software Developer
14 17 (3.64%) Project Manager
15 16 (3.43%) Technical Consultant
15 16 (3.43%) Support Supervisor
16 15 (3.21%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (34.05%) .NET
2 102 (21.84%) ASP.NET
3 80 (17.13%) HTML
4 63 (13.49%) Web Services
5 58 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 55 (11.78%) WCF
7 44 (9.42%) XML
8 38 (8.14%) jQuery
9 34 (7.28%) CSS
10 31 (6.64%) WPF
11 30 (6.42%) WinForms
12 28 (6.00%) .NET Framework
13 25 (5.35%) Castle Windsor
14 24 (5.14%) Unity DI Container
15 22 (4.71%) Ninject
15 22 (4.71%) Razor View Engine
15 22 (4.71%) Spring.NET
16 18 (3.85%) HTML5
17 17 (3.64%) Entity Framework
18 16 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (10.71%) Blackberry
3 31 (6.64%) Inversion of Control
4 24 (5.14%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.71%) iPhone
6 18 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.64%) Replication
8 14 (3.00%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.78%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.57%) PDA
11 11 (2.36%) Thin Client
11 11 (2.36%) Open Source
11 11 (2.36%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.71%) Blog
13 7 (1.50%) iPad
13 7 (1.50%) Clustering
14 6 (1.28%) GIS
15 4 (0.86%) Social Media
15 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
16 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 263 (56.32%) Windows
2 56 (11.99%) Windows 8
3 49 (10.49%) Windows 7
4 43 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (9.21%) Linux
5 41 (8.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 40 (8.57%) Mac OS X
7 39 (8.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (6.42%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 13 (2.78%) Android
11 10 (2.14%) UNIX
12 8 (1.71%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.64%) Solaris
16 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.20%) MVC
2 69 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (10.49%) Problem Management
4 46 (9.85%) Scrum
5 42 (8.99%) TDD
6 31 (6.64%) Web Application Development
7 29 (6.21%) Dependency Injection
7 29 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (6.21%) OO
8 28 (6.00%) Software Testing
9 27 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (5.78%) OOD
9 27 (5.78%) MVVM
10 25 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (5.35%) Project Management
11 23 (4.93%) ITIL
11 23 (4.93%) Kanban
12 21 (4.50%) SOA
13 20 (4.28%) CRM
13 20 (4.28%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (29.76%) SQL
2 108 (23.13%) C#
3 50 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 47 (10.06%) T-SQL
5 32 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 31 (6.64%) VB.NET
7 30 (6.42%) Java
8 16 (3.43%) VBScript
8 16 (3.43%) VB
9 7 (1.50%) VB6
10 6 (1.28%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.28%) PHP
11 4 (0.86%) VBA
12 3 (0.64%) Python
13 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.43%) C
14 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (19.27%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (17.99%) CCNA
3 79 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (13.92%) MCSE
5 50 (10.71%) Degree
6 46 (9.85%) MCITP
7 21 (4.50%) CCSA
8 19 (4.07%) JNCIA
9 13 (2.78%) CCNP
10 10 (2.14%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.07%) MCSA
11 5 (1.07%) MCP
12 4 (0.86%) CCSE
12 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.64%) CISSP
14 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.43%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.43%) CCSP
14 2 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.78%) SLA
2 23 (4.93%) QA
3 16 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (14.13%) Active Directory
3 47 (10.06%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.42%) 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 3 (0.64%) XenServer
10 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.21%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 32 (6.85%) Backup Exec
2 16 (3.43%) WSUS
3 14 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.50%) SCCM
5 6 (1.28%) Puppet
6 4 (0.86%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.64%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.43%) WMI
9 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (21.20%) VMware
2 95 (20.34%) Cisco
3 57 (12.21%) Apple
4 51 (10.92%) Citrix
5 46 (9.85%) Avaya
6 32 (6.85%) Oracle
7 30 (6.42%) Symantec
8 18 (3.85%) HP
9 13 (2.78%) Draytek
10 11 (2.36%) SonicWALL
10 11 (2.36%) Veeam
10 11 (2.36%) Dell
10 11 (2.36%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.93%) McAfee
11 9 (1.93%) Websense
12 8 (1.71%) Blue Coat
12 8 (1.71%) Juniper
12 8 (1.71%) SAP
13 7 (1.50%) IBM
13 7 (1.50%) Aruba
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Circa £21k + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
PAW Associates
Salary: Unspecified c£Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum C£25k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sandwich, Kent
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,416 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
AXA
Salary: Up to 38,782.00 depending on experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
AXA
Salary: From £29,988 - Subject to experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
AXA
Salary: up to c £63,200 dep on exp + bonus + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Dartford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago