The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Kent region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 298 245 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 26.51% 23.22% 15.37%
As % of the Vendors category 49.58% 50.94% 30.73%
Number of salaries quoted 264 206 111
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,754 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
601 481 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 53.47% 45.59% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 518 402 373
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +7 44 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Tunbridge Wells +2 28 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Stansted - 20 £45,000 -
Dartford -9 19 £45,000 +80.00% 1
West Malling +6 16 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Chatham +1 12 £45,000 -
Gravesend - 6 £30,170 -
Whitstable 0 4 £26,500 -7.01% 1
Tonbridge -5 3 £57,500 +15.00%
Sittingbourne - 3 £27,500 -
Dover -1 2 £58,750 +26.34%
Canterbury -5 2 £23,250 -22.50%
Folkestone - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 238 (40.55%) SQL Server
2 236 (40.20%) SQL
2 236 (40.20%) Windows
3 224 (38.16%) .NET
4 214 (36.46%) C#
5 195 (33.22%) MS Excel
6 129 (21.98%) MS Office
6 129 (21.98%) ASP.NET
7 127 (21.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 119 (20.27%) WCF
9 110 (18.74%) MVC
10 106 (18.06%) T-SQL
11 101 (17.21%) Degree
12 88 (14.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 86 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 82 (13.97%) WPF
15 79 (13.46%) HTML
16 78 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
16 78 (13.29%) Cisco
17 75 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
18 74 (12.61%) MS Exchange
19 73 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
19 73 (12.44%) JavaScript
19 73 (12.44%) OO
20 67 (11.41%) WinForms
21 66 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
22 65 (11.07%) Firewall
23 60 (10.22%) CCNA
24 57 (9.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 56 (9.54%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 74 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 50 (8.52%) IIS
3 35 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2000
4 29 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 19 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.53%) CMS
10 8 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.36%) FileNet
11 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.02%) Lync
13 5 (0.85%) Node.js
13 5 (0.85%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.85%) SAS
14 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.34%) Kentico
Applications
1 195 (33.22%) MS Excel
2 129 (21.98%) MS Office
3 18 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.73%) RoboHelp
5 15 (2.56%) FrameMaker
6 11 (1.87%) CorelDRAW
6 11 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (1.87%) PageMaker
6 11 (1.87%) Acrobat
6 11 (1.87%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.70%) InDesign
8 8 (1.36%) PowerPivot
9 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.51%) MS Project
10 3 (0.51%) Maya
10 3 (0.51%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (2.90%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.53%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.36%) SaaS
3 5 (0.85%) IaaS
4 4 (0.68%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.07%) Firewall
2 39 (6.64%) LAN
3 34 (5.79%) WAN
4 15 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
4 15 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (2.04%) Internet
5 12 (2.04%) DHCP
6 11 (1.87%) DNS
6 11 (1.87%) IP Telephony
7 10 (1.70%) Cisco IPT
7 10 (1.70%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.53%) Network Security
9 7 (1.19%) SNMP
9 7 (1.19%) Intranet
9 7 (1.19%) HTTP
10 5 (0.85%) FTP
10 5 (0.85%) VoIP
10 5 (0.85%) SAN
10 5 (0.85%) Wireless
11 4 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (40.55%) SQL Server
2 88 (14.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (14.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 57 (9.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (8.01%) Relational Database
8 42 (7.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (4.09%) OLAP
10 16 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (2.73%) Big Data
11 14 (2.39%) SQLite
12 11 (1.87%) MS Access
12 11 (1.87%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.70%) QlikView
14 9 (1.53%) DTS
14 9 (1.53%) OLTP
15 8 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
17 6 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (4.94%) Xcode
2 27 (4.60%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.39%) NUnit
4 10 (1.70%) MSTest
4 10 (1.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 10 (1.70%) Moq
4 10 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.36%) Selenium
6 6 (1.02%) Fiddler
6 6 (1.02%) ReSharper
7 5 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.68%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.51%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.51%) NuGet
9 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.17%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.17%) Grunt
11 1 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (9.03%) Finance
2 27 (4.60%) Marketing
3 17 (2.90%) Retail
4 13 (2.21%) Advertising
5 11 (1.87%) Swedish Language
5 11 (1.87%) Finnish Language
5 11 (1.87%) French Language
5 11 (1.87%) German Language
5 11 (1.87%) Italian Language
5 11 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.87%) Electronics
6 7 (1.19%) Legal
7 6 (1.02%) Games
8 3 (0.51%) Banking
8 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (35.78%) Developer
2 78 (13.29%) Analyst
3 74 (12.61%) .NET Developer
4 46 (7.84%) Software Developer
5 38 (6.47%) C# Developer
5 38 (6.47%) Support Engineer
6 35 (5.96%) SQL Developer
7 31 (5.28%) Team Leader
7 31 (5.28%) Architect
7 31 (5.28%) Consultant
8 30 (5.11%) DBA
9 29 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.26%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.26%) Software Engineer
12 24 (4.09%) Tester
13 23 (3.92%) Software Team Leader
14 22 (3.75%) SQL DBA
15 21 (3.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (38.16%) .NET
2 129 (21.98%) ASP.NET
3 119 (20.27%) WCF
4 82 (13.97%) WPF
5 79 (13.46%) HTML
6 67 (11.41%) WinForms
7 56 (9.54%) .NET Framework
8 55 (9.37%) CSS
9 53 (9.03%) Web Services
10 47 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (5.62%) Silverlight
12 31 (5.28%) jQuery
12 31 (5.28%) Cocoa
13 30 (5.11%) MSMQ
14 29 (4.94%) Cocoa Touch
15 28 (4.77%) XML
16 21 (3.58%) HTML5
17 20 (3.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 19 (3.24%) SOAP
19 15 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.67%) Computer Science
2 41 (6.98%) N-Tier
3 32 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.94%) Blackberry
5 26 (4.43%) NHS
5 26 (4.43%) SystemC
6 22 (3.75%) Visualisation
7 16 (2.73%) Replication
8 13 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.87%) Graphic Design
9 11 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (1.53%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.36%) Statistics
11 8 (1.36%) Social Media
11 8 (1.36%) Blog
12 6 (1.02%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.85%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.85%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.85%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 236 (40.20%) Windows
2 54 (9.20%) Windows 8
3 37 (6.30%) Windows 7
4 35 (5.96%) Windows 2000 Server
5 34 (5.79%) Apple iOS
6 31 (5.28%) Android
7 28 (4.77%) Mac OS X
8 23 (3.92%) Linux
9 19 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (3.24%) Windows Phone
10 17 (2.90%) Windows XP
11 15 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.36%) UNIX
14 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.74%) MVC
2 73 (12.44%) OO
2 73 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (9.20%) TDD
5 49 (8.35%) Software Engineering
6 43 (7.33%) Scrum
7 42 (7.16%) ITIL
8 41 (6.98%) Problem Management
9 40 (6.81%) SOA
10 39 (6.64%) Project Management
11 37 (6.30%) ETL
11 37 (6.30%) Migration
12 35 (5.96%) Workflow
13 34 (5.79%) CRM
14 31 (5.28%) MVVM
15 29 (4.94%) OOP
16 27 (4.60%) Analytics
16 27 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
17 26 (4.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 236 (40.20%) SQL
2 214 (36.46%) C#
3 106 (18.06%) T-SQL
4 73 (12.44%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.11%) C
6 29 (4.94%) Objective-C
7 24 (4.09%) VB
8 23 (3.92%) VB.NET
9 13 (2.21%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.04%) C++
10 12 (2.04%) XAML
11 9 (1.53%) Java
12 8 (1.36%) VB6
13 6 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.85%) XPath
14 5 (0.85%) PHP
14 5 (0.85%) VBA
15 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 127 (21.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (17.21%) Degree
3 78 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (10.22%) CCNA
5 55 (9.37%) MCITP
6 49 (8.35%) MCSE
7 18 (3.07%) CCNP
8 17 (2.90%) MCTS
9 13 (2.21%) MCDBA
10 12 (2.04%) MCP
11 11 (1.87%) MCSA
11 11 (1.87%) ISEB
12 10 (1.70%) Security Cleared
13 9 (1.53%) MCPD
14 8 (1.36%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.36%) CCSA
15 7 (1.19%) CCSE
15 7 (1.19%) JNCIS
16 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.96%) SLA
2 21 (3.58%) QA
3 13 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.51%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (9.54%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.51%) vSphere
5 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
6 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.36%) SCCM
2 5 (0.85%) SCOM
3 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.51%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.51%) Foglight
5 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 78 (13.29%) Cisco
2 34 (5.79%) Citrix
2 34 (5.79%) VMware
3 30 (5.11%) Apple
4 29 (4.94%) Avaya
5 23 (3.92%) Adobe
5 23 (3.92%) Oracle
5 23 (3.92%) Google
6 20 (3.41%) Xamarin
7 19 (3.24%) Websense
8 16 (2.73%) CheckPoint
9 15 (2.56%) Business Objects
9 15 (2.56%) Juniper
9 15 (2.56%) Blue Coat
9 15 (2.56%) F5
10 14 (2.39%) IBM
10 14 (2.39%) McAfee
11 10 (1.70%) SonicWALL
12 9 (1.53%) Lumension
12 9 (1.53%) Aruba
West Malling, Kent
KH Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + + Overtime + Team Bonus available
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Overtime + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Streamline Connections
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Whitstable, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Manyy benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + based on exp
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + pension, bonus, breakfast, gym
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Kent
Creative Personnel
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Kent
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 17000-20000 Per Annum Plus Benefits and Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £15,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago