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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 251 246 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.37% 22.28% 15.99%
As % of the Vendors category 47.18% 51.90% 31.89%
Number of salaries quoted 223 212 115
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
532 474 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 51.65% 42.93% 50.12%
Number of salaries quoted 448 404 376
Average salary £37,500 £43,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £57,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -19.57% 7
Tunbridge Wells +2 18 £35,000 -25.53% 2
Dartford -6 17 £45,000 +25.00% 3
West Malling +7 11 £50,000 +2.04%
Chatham 0 10 £41,250 - 1
Stansted - 10 £50,000 -
Whitstable -2 5 £26,500 +29.26% 2
Rochester +2 4 £40,000 +72.04%
Dover -1 2 £60,000 +42.85% 1
Tonbridge -3 1 £20,000 -60.00% 1
Folkestone -9 1 £28,000 -25.33%
Sittingbourne - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 239 (43.53%) Windows
2 219 (39.89%) SQL Server
3 187 (34.06%) .NET
4 185 (33.70%) SQL
5 177 (32.24%) MS Excel
6 174 (31.69%) C#
7 128 (23.32%) MS Office
8 127 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 116 (21.13%) ASP.NET
10 103 (18.76%) WCF
11 92 (16.76%) Cisco Certification
12 91 (16.58%) Degree
13 88 (16.03%) T-SQL
14 86 (15.66%) Cisco
15 83 (15.12%) MVC
16 80 (14.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 76 (13.84%) MS Exchange
18 73 (13.30%) Firewall
18 73 (13.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 69 (12.57%) WPF
20 68 (12.39%) CCNA
21 60 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
22 59 (10.75%) JavaScript
22 59 (10.75%) HTML
23 58 (10.56%) Active Directory
24 57 (10.38%) MCSE
25 56 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
25 56 (10.20%) TDD
26 55 (10.02%) MCITP
26 55 (10.02%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 76 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.29%) IIS
3 34 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2000
4 28 (5.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (4.74%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.82%) CMS
9 10 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.28%) Lync
10 7 (1.28%) Umbraco
10 7 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.73%) SAS
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.55%) FileNet
13 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 177 (32.24%) MS Excel
2 128 (23.32%) MS Office
3 19 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.19%) RoboHelp
4 12 (2.19%) FrameMaker
5 11 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (2.00%) Photoshop
6 9 (1.64%) PowerPivot
7 8 (1.46%) MS Visio
8 7 (1.28%) InDesign
8 7 (1.28%) CorelDRAW
8 7 (1.28%) PageMaker
8 7 (1.28%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.55%) MS Project
9 3 (0.55%) Maya
9 3 (0.55%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.18%) FastStats
10 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (3.28%) Google Analytics
2 17 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (2.00%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.46%) SaaS
3 5 (0.91%) IaaS
3 5 (0.91%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (13.30%) Firewall
2 46 (8.38%) LAN
3 43 (7.83%) WAN
4 20 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (3.46%) Cisco PIX
6 15 (2.73%) Internet
7 14 (2.55%) DHCP
7 14 (2.55%) DNS
8 12 (2.19%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.19%) IP Telephony
9 11 (2.00%) Network Security
10 9 (1.64%) Cisco IPT
11 8 (1.46%) HTTP
12 7 (1.28%) SNMP
12 7 (1.28%) Intranet
13 6 (1.09%) Wireless
13 6 (1.09%) VoIP
13 6 (1.09%) SAN
13 6 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (39.89%) SQL Server
2 80 (14.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (13.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (10.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (7.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (6.19%) Relational Database
8 30 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (2.55%) Big Data
10 13 (2.37%) MS Access
11 12 (2.19%) OLAP
12 10 (1.82%) OLTP
13 9 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.64%) QlikView
13 9 (1.64%) DTS
14 8 (1.46%) SQLite
15 6 (1.09%) MySQL
15 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.91%) SSDT
16 5 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 22 (4.01%) Xcode
3 19 (3.46%) NUnit
4 14 (2.55%) MSTest
4 14 (2.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 14 (2.55%) Moq
5 12 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.64%) Selenium
7 6 (1.09%) Fiddler
7 6 (1.09%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.73%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.55%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.55%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.55%) NuGet
11 1 (0.18%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (7.83%) Finance
2 32 (5.83%) Marketing
3 22 (4.01%) Retail
4 13 (2.37%) Advertising
5 9 (1.64%) Games
5 9 (1.64%) Electronics
6 8 (1.46%) Legal
7 7 (1.28%) Finnish Language
7 7 (1.28%) French Language
7 7 (1.28%) German Language
7 7 (1.28%) Italian Language
7 7 (1.28%) Swedish Language
7 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.55%) Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 180 (32.79%) Developer
2 70 (12.75%) Analyst
3 69 (12.57%) .NET Developer
4 34 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 32 (5.83%) Software Developer
5 32 (5.83%) Consultant
6 29 (5.28%) Architect
7 25 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 25 (4.55%) SQL Developer
8 24 (4.37%) C# Developer
8 24 (4.37%) Tester
9 22 (4.01%) DBA
10 21 (3.83%) Support Analyst
11 19 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (3.28%) Web Analyst
12 18 (3.28%) Team Leader
13 17 (3.10%) Software Tester
14 16 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (34.06%) .NET
2 116 (21.13%) ASP.NET
3 103 (18.76%) WCF
4 69 (12.57%) WPF
5 59 (10.75%) HTML
6 50 (9.11%) WinForms
7 45 (8.20%) CSS
8 42 (7.65%) Web Services
9 40 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (6.74%) .NET Framework
11 32 (5.83%) MSMQ
12 30 (5.46%) Silverlight
13 25 (4.55%) jQuery
14 24 (4.37%) XML
15 22 (4.01%) Cocoa Touch
15 22 (4.01%) Cocoa
16 19 (3.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 15 (2.73%) Razor View Engine
17 15 (2.73%) Unity DI Container
17 15 (2.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 28 (5.10%) Blackberry
3 27 (4.92%) NHS
4 26 (4.74%) N-Tier
5 25 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (4.19%) Visualisation
7 22 (4.01%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.91%) SystemC
9 15 (2.73%) Inversion of Control
10 13 (2.37%) Replication
11 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.46%) Statistics
13 7 (1.28%) Graphic Design
14 5 (0.91%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.91%) Social Media
14 5 (0.91%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.91%) Blog
15 4 (0.73%) E-Learning
15 4 (0.73%) Data Extraction
15 4 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 239 (43.53%) Windows
2 48 (8.74%) Windows 8
3 46 (8.38%) Windows 7
4 34 (6.19%) Windows 2000 Server
5 27 (4.92%) Mac OS X
6 26 (4.74%) Apple iOS
7 24 (4.37%) Windows XP
7 24 (4.37%) Linux
8 23 (4.19%) Android
9 17 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (2.55%) Windows Phone
11 9 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.55%) UNIX
14 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.12%) MVC
2 60 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (10.20%) TDD
4 52 (9.47%) ITIL
5 46 (8.38%) OO
6 43 (7.83%) Project Management
7 41 (7.47%) Problem Management
8 39 (7.10%) Scrum
8 39 (7.10%) CRM
9 32 (5.83%) Workflow
10 31 (5.65%) Change Management
11 30 (5.46%) Migration
12 29 (5.28%) Software Engineering
13 28 (5.10%) SOA
13 28 (5.10%) ETL
14 27 (4.92%) MVVM
15 26 (4.74%) Analytics
15 26 (4.74%) Service Delivery
16 25 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 185 (33.70%) SQL
2 174 (31.69%) C#
3 88 (16.03%) T-SQL
4 59 (10.75%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.19%) VB.NET
6 22 (4.01%) Objective-C
7 20 (3.64%) VB
8 19 (3.46%) C
9 11 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.00%) XAML
10 10 (1.82%) Java
11 8 (1.46%) C++
11 8 (1.46%) VB6
12 6 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.91%) XPath
13 5 (0.91%) VBA
14 4 (0.73%) PHP
15 3 (0.55%) Python
16 2 (0.36%) VBScript
16 2 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 127 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (16.76%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (16.58%) Degree
4 68 (12.39%) CCNA
5 57 (10.38%) MCSE
6 55 (10.02%) MCITP
7 23 (4.19%) CCNP
8 15 (2.73%) JNCIA
8 15 (2.73%) CCSA
9 13 (2.37%) CCSE
9 13 (2.37%) MCDBA
10 12 (2.19%) MCSA
10 12 (2.19%) JNCIS
11 11 (2.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (2.00%) MCTS
12 10 (1.82%) ISEB
13 8 (1.46%) MCP
14 6 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.91%) SC Cleared
16 4 (0.73%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.38%) SLA
2 25 (4.55%) QA
3 11 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.55%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.55%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.64%) SCCM
2 6 (1.09%) SCOM
3 4 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.55%) Foglight
5 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.18%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 86 (15.66%) Cisco
2 39 (7.10%) VMware
3 35 (6.38%) Citrix
4 29 (5.28%) Apple
5 28 (5.10%) Avaya
6 25 (4.55%) Google
7 24 (4.37%) Websense
8 21 (3.83%) CheckPoint
9 20 (3.64%) Adobe
9 20 (3.64%) Juniper
9 20 (3.64%) Blue Coat
9 20 (3.64%) F5
10 17 (3.10%) McAfee
11 16 (2.91%) Xamarin
12 15 (2.73%) Business Objects
13 14 (2.55%) Oracle
14 13 (2.37%) SonicWALL
15 12 (2.19%) Aruba
15 12 (2.19%) Lumension
16 10 (1.82%) Sitecore
Maidstone, Kent
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Whitstable, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24 - £26 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Many benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 17000-20000 Per Annum Plus Pension and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Randstad Sourceright
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Dartford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £40000 per annum + Extensive Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidstone
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidstone
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidstone
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (TN2)
Guru Careers
Salary: £20 - 35k
Posted: 10 days ago
Chatham, Kent
Vanquis Bank
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Whitstable
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Dartford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago