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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 255 255 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 22.02% 20.21% 20.68%
As % of the Vendors category 43.74% 50.70% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 228 226 135
Average salary £37,500 £42,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% +14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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
583 503 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 50.35% 39.86% 50.26%
Number of salaries quoted 519 450 320
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 25 November 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 November 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 +4 60 £37,500 -16.66% 5
West Malling +6 22 £46,250 +28.47% 2
Dartford -11 9 £27,500 -38.88% 3
Tunbridge Wells -8 8 £47,500 - 3
Faversham 0 6 £35,000 -1.40%
Sevenoaks +2 4 £28,200 -16.75%
Dover -5 4 £60,000 +160.86%
Folkestone -14 4 £37,500 +11.94% 1
Gravesend - 4 £35,000 -
Rochester +6 3 £31,500 +14.54% 1
Stansted - 3 £16,000 -
Whitstable 0 2 £25,000 +21.95%
Canterbury -8 2 £28,051 -40.94% 2
Margate - 2 - -
Chatham +7 1 £33,000 -34.00%
Tonbridge +3 1 £40,000 -17.94% 3
Sittingbourne -11 1 £36,500 +21.66% 3
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 263 (52.71%) Windows
2 174 (34.87%) SQL Server
3 172 (34.47%) MS Excel
4 145 (29.06%) .NET
5 132 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (25.25%) MS Office
7 118 (23.65%) C#
8 117 (23.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 114 (22.85%) Cisco
10 110 (22.04%) SQL
11 103 (20.64%) CCNA
12 101 (20.24%) Firewall
13 99 (19.84%) ASP.NET
14 97 (19.44%) MS Exchange
15 78 (15.63%) MVC
16 75 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
17 73 (14.63%) WCF
18 72 (14.43%) VMware
19 69 (13.83%) MCSE
20 67 (13.43%) Active Directory
21 66 (13.23%) MCITP
22 62 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (11.82%) T-SQL
24 58 (11.62%) WAN
25 56 (11.22%) LAN
25 56 (11.22%) Finance
25 56 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 55 (11.02%) Windows 7
26 55 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
27 52 (10.42%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 97 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 42 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2000
3 28 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.61%) IIS
4 14 (2.81%) CMS
5 13 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.80%) Lync
10 8 (1.60%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.60%) SAS
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 172 (34.47%) MS Excel
2 126 (25.25%) MS Office
3 17 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.40%) MS Project
6 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.60%) Maya
6 3 (0.60%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.60%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.20%) FastStats
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.40%) WebTrends
3 6 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.80%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.40%) Office 365
2 8 (1.60%) SaaS
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (20.24%) Firewall
2 58 (11.62%) WAN
3 56 (11.22%) LAN
4 31 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (5.21%) DNS
6 25 (5.01%) Cisco PIX
7 23 (4.61%) TCP/IP
7 23 (4.61%) DHCP
8 18 (3.61%) VPN
9 16 (3.21%) SAN
10 13 (2.61%) Internet
11 11 (2.20%) Wireless
11 11 (2.20%) IP Telephony
11 11 (2.20%) Network Security
12 9 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (1.80%) VLAN
13 8 (1.60%) MPLS
13 8 (1.60%) WLAN
14 7 (1.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (34.87%) SQL Server
2 56 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (6.01%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.20%) DTS
9 7 (1.40%) OLTP
10 6 (1.20%) MySQL
10 6 (1.20%) MS Access
10 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.00%) Big Data
12 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.80%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.80%) QlikView
12 4 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.41%) NUnit
3 25 (5.01%) MSTest
3 25 (5.01%) Rhino Mocks
3 25 (5.01%) Moq
4 15 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.61%) Selenium
6 6 (1.20%) AdminStudio
6 6 (1.20%) Xcode
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.80%) NCrunch
8 2 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.20%) Grunt
9 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.20%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
General
1 56 (11.22%) Finance
2 27 (5.41%) Marketing
3 16 (3.21%) Legal
4 13 (2.61%) Advertising
5 12 (2.40%) Retail
6 11 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.60%) Banking
8 7 (1.40%) Games
9 6 (1.20%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 137 (27.45%) Developer
2 66 (13.23%) .NET Developer
3 61 (12.22%) Analyst
4 46 (9.22%) Consultant
5 39 (7.82%) Support Engineer
6 31 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (5.61%) Technical Consultant
8 26 (5.21%) Technical Support
9 22 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.81%) Escalation Engineer
13 18 (3.61%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.61%) Senior Developer
14 17 (3.41%) Network Engineer
14 17 (3.41%) Security Engineer
15 16 (3.21%) DBA
16 15 (3.01%) Project Manager
16 15 (3.01%) Tester
16 15 (3.01%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (29.06%) .NET
2 99 (19.84%) ASP.NET
3 73 (14.63%) WCF
4 55 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 52 (10.42%) HTML
6 47 (9.42%) WPF
7 43 (8.62%) Web Services
8 40 (8.02%) CSS
9 33 (6.61%) WinForms
10 29 (5.81%) XML
11 26 (5.21%) Razor View Engine
11 26 (5.21%) Unity DI Container
12 25 (5.01%) Castle Windsor
12 25 (5.01%) Ninject
12 25 (5.01%) Spring.NET
13 24 (4.81%) jQuery
14 23 (4.61%) WSE
15 19 (3.81%) MSMQ
16 17 (3.41%) .NET Framework
17 13 (2.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.02%) Blackberry
1 45 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.21%) Inversion of Control
3 21 (4.21%) Visualisation
4 17 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.20%) Replication
8 9 (1.80%) User Experience
9 8 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.60%) iPhone
10 7 (1.40%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.00%) Blog
13 4 (0.80%) Social Media
13 4 (0.80%) iPad
14 3 (0.60%) NHS
14 3 (0.60%) AS400
14 3 (0.60%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 263 (52.71%) Windows
2 55 (11.02%) Windows 7
3 48 (9.62%) Windows 8
4 46 (9.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 43 (8.62%) Mac OS X
6 42 (8.42%) Windows XP
7 38 (7.62%) Linux
8 33 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.40%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.80%) Android
10 9 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.20%) Windows Phone
12 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.00%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.60%) UNIX
14 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.63%) MVC
2 75 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (10.22%) Problem Management
4 50 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (9.42%) Scrum
6 46 (9.22%) ITIL
7 43 (8.62%) TDD
8 38 (7.62%) OO
9 36 (7.21%) Project Management
10 33 (6.61%) Change Management
11 32 (6.41%) Workflow
12 30 (6.01%) ETL
13 28 (5.61%) Dependency Injection
14 27 (5.41%) MVVM
14 27 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (5.41%) Migration
15 25 (5.01%) OOD
15 25 (5.01%) Kanban
15 25 (5.01%) Web Application Development
16 23 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 118 (23.65%) C#
2 110 (22.04%) SQL
3 59 (11.82%) T-SQL
4 37 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.61%) VBScript
7 17 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 16 (3.21%) Java
9 14 (2.81%) VB
10 10 (2.00%) XAML
11 8 (1.60%) C
12 6 (1.20%) C++
12 6 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.00%) VB6
13 5 (1.00%) VBA
14 4 (0.80%) PHP
15 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.40%) XPath
16 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 132 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (23.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (20.64%) CCNA
4 69 (13.83%) MCSE
5 66 (13.23%) MCITP
6 50 (10.02%) Degree
7 35 (7.01%) CCNP
8 34 (6.81%) CCSA
8 34 (6.81%) JNCIA
9 23 (4.61%) Security Cleared
10 19 (3.81%) CCSE
11 18 (3.61%) JNCIS
12 13 (2.61%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.20%) MCSA
14 10 (2.00%) MCDBA
15 9 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.80%) CCDP
16 7 (1.40%) CCIE
16 7 (1.40%) MCP
17 6 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.81%) SLA
2 29 (5.81%) QA
3 9 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.80%) COBIT
6 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) GMP
System Software
1 67 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 62 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.01%) vSphere
4 14 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.00%) XenApp
5 10 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.40%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.60%) XenServer
9 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (3.21%) WSUS
2 15 (3.01%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.20%) SCCM
4 10 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (1.60%) SCOM
6 4 (0.80%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.60%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.40%) SCSM
8 2 (0.40%) WMI
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.20%) Foglight
9 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 114 (22.85%) Cisco
2 72 (14.43%) VMware
3 51 (10.22%) Apple
4 46 (9.22%) Avaya
5 36 (7.21%) Citrix
6 33 (6.61%) Websense
7 31 (6.21%) CheckPoint
8 29 (5.81%) Juniper
9 28 (5.61%) Blue Coat
9 28 (5.61%) F5
10 23 (4.61%) McAfee
11 21 (4.21%) SonicWALL
12 19 (3.81%) Oracle
13 18 (3.61%) Lumension
13 18 (3.61%) Aruba
14 17 (3.41%) HP
15 15 (3.01%) Business Objects
16 14 (2.81%) Symantec
17 13 (2.61%) IBM
18 11 (2.20%) Clearswift
Ashford, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum £40k plus bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Kent and Essex Police
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochester, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago