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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 206 217 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 19.02% 22.12% 21.67%
As % of the Vendors category 42.92% 43.75% 52.95%
Number of salaries quoted 188 189 200
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
480 496 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 44.32% 50.56% 40.93%
Number of salaries quoted 435 411 372
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Tunbridge Wells -25 19 £26,500 -24.28% 7
West Malling -3 14 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Maidstone -13 11 £35,000 -6.66%
Sevenoaks - 11 £38,500 - 6
Dartford -5 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Sittingbourne +5 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Rochester +1 7 £37,000 -7.50%
Tonbridge -2 2 £27,000 +35.00%
Folkestone -4 2 £30,500 +8.92%
Chatham -5 2 £36,000 -4.00% 3
Stansted -3 1 £40,000 -27.27%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 247 (56.65%) Windows
2 163 (37.39%) MS Excel
3 152 (34.86%) SQL Server
4 135 (30.96%) SQL
5 122 (27.98%) MS Exchange
6 116 (26.61%) MS Office
7 114 (26.15%) .NET
8 102 (23.39%) C#
9 99 (22.71%) Active Directory
10 89 (20.41%) Firewall
11 85 (19.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 83 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (17.66%) Cisco
14 74 (16.97%) Windows 8
15 72 (16.51%) ASP.NET
16 71 (16.28%) VMware
17 65 (14.91%) HTML
17 65 (14.91%) MCSE
18 60 (13.76%) DNS
18 60 (13.76%) Finance
19 59 (13.53%) MCITP
20 58 (13.30%) Cisco Certification
20 58 (13.30%) Linux
21 56 (12.84%) CSS
21 56 (12.84%) CCNA
21 56 (12.84%) Blackberry
21 56 (12.84%) PowerShell
22 54 (12.39%) MVC
23 53 (12.16%) Problem Management
24 52 (11.93%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 122 (27.98%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2000
3 49 (11.24%) IIS
3 49 (11.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (5.28%) Lync
7 18 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.21%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.83%) Apache
11 5 (1.15%) SAS
12 4 (0.92%) CMS
12 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.69%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.23%) Immediacy CMS
14 1 (0.23%) WordPress
14 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 163 (37.39%) MS Excel
2 116 (26.61%) MS Office
3 9 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.46%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.23%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.49%) Office 365
2 29 (6.65%) SaaS
3 21 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 89 (20.41%) Firewall
2 60 (13.76%) DNS
3 43 (9.86%) TCP/IP
4 38 (8.72%) SAN
5 26 (5.96%) DHCP
6 23 (5.28%) iSCSI
7 18 (4.13%) VPN
8 14 (3.21%) VLAN
9 10 (2.29%) Wireless
9 10 (2.29%) VoIP
9 10 (2.29%) NAS
10 9 (2.06%) WAN
10 9 (2.06%) SMTP
10 9 (2.06%) LAN
11 8 (1.83%) Internet
12 7 (1.61%) IMAP
12 7 (1.61%) DMZ
13 5 (1.15%) Intranet
13 5 (1.15%) HTTP
14 4 (0.92%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (7.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (6.65%) OLAP
6 28 (6.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 28 (6.42%) Redis
7 24 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (4.59%) Oracle Database
9 19 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (3.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (2.98%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.75%) Big Data
13 11 (2.52%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.83%) Informix
15 6 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (1.15%) SQL CLR
17 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.21%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.21%) NUnit
3 13 (2.98%) Jasmine
4 11 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.52%) Moq
5 10 (2.29%) Hudson
5 10 (2.29%) MSTest
5 10 (2.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (2.29%) Subversion
5 10 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.38%) Selenium
7 5 (1.15%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.92%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.69%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.69%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.46%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.46%) ERwin
General
1 60 (13.76%) Finance
2 12 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.52%) Marketing
4 6 (1.38%) Law
4 6 (1.38%) Legal
5 5 (1.15%) Banking
5 5 (1.15%) Retail
6 4 (0.92%) French Language
7 3 (0.69%) German Language
7 3 (0.69%) Local Government
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Advertising
8 2 (0.46%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (23.39%) Analyst
2 101 (23.17%) Support Engineer
3 91 (20.87%) Developer
4 44 (10.09%) .NET Developer
5 37 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (7.57%) Systems Engineer
7 30 (6.88%) Support Analyst
7 30 (6.88%) MI Analyst
8 29 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (5.96%) DBA
9 26 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (5.05%) Junior
11 21 (4.82%) Systems Support
11 21 (4.82%) Systems Support Engineer
12 19 (4.36%) Information Analyst
12 19 (4.36%) Junior Developer
12 19 (4.36%) Desktop Support
12 19 (4.36%) Administrator
12 19 (4.36%) C# Developer
12 19 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (26.15%) .NET
2 72 (16.51%) ASP.NET
3 65 (14.91%) HTML
4 56 (12.84%) CSS
5 40 (9.17%) HTML5
6 36 (8.26%) WCF
7 32 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (6.42%) jQuery
9 26 (5.96%) WPF
9 26 (5.96%) Web Services
10 24 (5.50%) AngularJS
11 21 (4.82%) MSMQ
12 18 (4.13%) KnockoutJS
13 17 (3.90%) WinForms
14 15 (3.44%) .NET Framework
15 14 (3.21%) XML
15 14 (3.21%) Razor View Engine
15 14 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 13 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.84%) Blackberry
2 48 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.42%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.36%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.90%) Inversion of Control
6 15 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (3.21%) EqualLogic
8 13 (2.98%) Blog
9 11 (2.52%) Replication
10 8 (1.83%) iPhone
11 7 (1.61%) PDA
12 6 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.38%) Clustering
13 5 (1.15%) NHS
13 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.92%) HP Storage
14 4 (0.92%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 247 (56.65%) Windows
2 74 (16.97%) Windows 8
3 58 (13.30%) Linux
4 51 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (11.47%) Windows 2000 Server
6 43 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (9.17%) Mac OS X
8 32 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.28%) UNIX
10 16 (3.67%) Windows 7
11 14 (3.21%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.29%) CentOS
13 9 (2.06%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.83%) Android
15 7 (1.61%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.39%) MVC
3 53 (12.16%) Problem Management
4 51 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (10.78%) Data Analysis
6 40 (9.17%) Scrum
7 39 (8.94%) ITIL
8 28 (6.42%) Project Management
8 28 (6.42%) Data Mapping
8 28 (6.42%) Dashboard Development
9 24 (5.50%) DevOps
9 24 (5.50%) TDD
10 22 (5.05%) MVVM
11 19 (4.36%) Dependency Injection
12 18 (4.13%) Capacity Management
12 18 (4.13%) SOA
13 17 (3.90%) UML
13 17 (3.90%) Asset Management
14 14 (3.21%) Software Engineering
14 14 (3.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 135 (30.96%) SQL
2 102 (23.39%) C#
3 56 (12.84%) PowerShell
4 50 (11.47%) T-SQL
4 50 (11.47%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.98%) VB
5 13 (2.98%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.29%) VBScript
7 9 (2.06%) Java
8 5 (1.15%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.92%) VB6
9 4 (0.92%) VBA
10 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 85 (19.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (14.91%) MCSE
3 59 (13.53%) MCITP
4 58 (13.30%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (12.84%) CCNA
6 41 (9.40%) Degree
7 15 (3.44%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.75%) MCSA
9 9 (2.06%) MCP
9 9 (2.06%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.61%) CISSP
12 5 (1.15%) SSCP
12 5 (1.15%) MCTS
12 5 (1.15%) CHFI
13 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.46%) ISEB
15 1 (0.23%) CCA
15 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.42%) SLA
2 21 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.21%) QA
4 9 (2.06%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.61%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (22.71%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.93%) Hyper-V
3 50 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (6.88%) vSphere
5 13 (2.98%) XenApp
6 12 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.29%) Docker
8 6 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.15%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.92%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.69%) vCloud
12 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.46%) XenServer
13 1 (0.23%) Firmware
13 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (6.19%) SCCM
2 26 (5.96%) HAProxy
3 23 (5.28%) SCOM
4 19 (4.36%) SCVMM
4 19 (4.36%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (2.29%) Puppet
6 10 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.61%) WSUS
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (1.15%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.92%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.92%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.23%) WMI
12 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 77 (17.66%) Cisco
2 71 (16.28%) VMware
3 49 (11.24%) Avaya
4 47 (10.78%) Apple
5 38 (8.72%) Citrix
6 27 (6.19%) Oracle
7 22 (5.05%) HP
8 19 (4.36%) Symantec
9 17 (3.90%) Nimble Storage
10 13 (2.98%) Veeam
11 8 (1.83%) IBM
12 7 (1.61%) Sybase
12 7 (1.61%) Draytek
12 7 (1.61%) Red Gate
13 6 (1.38%) Adobe
14 5 (1.15%) Dell
14 5 (1.15%) Websense
14 5 (1.15%) SonicWALL
14 5 (1.15%) McAfee
14 5 (1.15%) Twitter
Ashford, Kent
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Faversham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + overtime
Posted: 21 hours ago
Faversham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + overtime
Posted: 21 hours ago
Faversham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 23 days
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kent
Duke Hudson
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Broadstairs, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chatham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chatham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chatham, Kent
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago