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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 292 247 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 26.43% 23.30% 15.56%
As % of the Vendors category 49.66% 52.33% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 256 208 113
Average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,648 £22,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
588 472 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 53.21% 44.53% 49.94%
Number of salaries quoted 503 397 376
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 1 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 1 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 +5 46 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Tunbridge Wells +3 26 £35,000 -26.31% 4
Dartford -7 19 £45,000 +80.00%
Stansted - 18 £45,000 -
West Malling +5 15 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Chatham +2 10 £45,000 -
Whitstable -1 5 £26,500 +8.16% 1
Gravesend - 5 £35,692 -
Tonbridge -6 3 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Sittingbourne - 3 £27,500 -
Dover -2 2 £58,750 +26.34%
Canterbury -4 1 £21,500 -28.33% 1
Folkestone - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 238 (40.75%) Windows
2 231 (39.55%) SQL Server
3 225 (38.53%) SQL
4 218 (37.33%) .NET
5 209 (35.79%) C#
6 192 (32.88%) MS Excel
7 130 (22.26%) MS Office
8 128 (21.92%) ASP.NET
8 128 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 118 (20.21%) WCF
10 105 (17.98%) MVC
11 102 (17.47%) Degree
12 99 (16.95%) T-SQL
13 84 (14.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 81 (13.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 81 (13.87%) WPF
14 81 (13.87%) Cisco Certification
14 81 (13.87%) Cisco
15 78 (13.36%) HTML
16 76 (13.01%) MS Exchange
17 75 (12.84%) JavaScript
18 71 (12.16%) OO
19 69 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
20 68 (11.64%) Firewall
20 68 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
21 65 (11.13%) WinForms
22 63 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
23 61 (10.45%) CCNA
24 59 (10.10%) Active Directory
25 55 (9.42%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 51 (8.73%) IIS
3 35 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2000
4 29 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (4.45%) SharePoint
6 19 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.88%) CMS
10 10 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (1.37%) FileNet
12 7 (1.20%) Lync
12 7 (1.20%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.20%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.86%) Node.js
13 5 (0.86%) SAS
14 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 192 (32.88%) MS Excel
2 130 (22.26%) MS Office
3 19 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.74%) RoboHelp
5 15 (2.57%) FrameMaker
6 11 (1.88%) Photoshop
6 11 (1.88%) PageMaker
6 11 (1.88%) Acrobat
6 11 (1.88%) CorelDRAW
6 11 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.71%) InDesign
8 8 (1.37%) PowerPivot
9 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.51%) Maya
10 3 (0.51%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.51%) MS Project
11 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (3.08%) Google Analytics
2 17 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.71%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.37%) SaaS
3 5 (0.86%) Office 365
3 5 (0.86%) IaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (11.64%) Firewall
2 41 (7.02%) LAN
3 37 (6.34%) WAN
4 16 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (2.74%) Cisco PIX
5 14 (2.40%) Internet
6 13 (2.23%) DHCP
7 12 (2.05%) IP Telephony
7 12 (2.05%) DNS
8 11 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.71%) Cisco IPT
10 8 (1.37%) Network Security
11 7 (1.20%) Intranet
11 7 (1.20%) HTTP
11 7 (1.20%) SNMP
12 6 (1.03%) Wireless
13 5 (0.86%) FTP
13 5 (0.86%) VoIP
13 5 (0.86%) SAN
14 4 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (39.55%) SQL Server
2 84 (14.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (13.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (7.71%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (7.19%) Relational Database
8 37 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (3.77%) OLAP
10 17 (2.91%) Big Data
11 14 (2.40%) SQLite
12 13 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (2.05%) MS Access
14 10 (1.71%) QlikView
15 9 (1.54%) DTS
15 9 (1.54%) OLTP
16 7 (1.20%) NoSQL
17 6 (1.03%) MySQL
17 6 (1.03%) Redis
17 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (4.97%) Xcode
2 27 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.57%) NUnit
4 11 (1.88%) MSTest
4 11 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (1.88%) Moq
5 10 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.37%) Selenium
7 6 (1.03%) Fiddler
7 6 (1.03%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.68%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.51%) NuGet
10 3 (0.51%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.17%) JSUnit
12 1 (0.17%) Grunt
12 1 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
General
1 50 (8.56%) Finance
2 29 (4.97%) Marketing
3 18 (3.08%) Retail
4 15 (2.57%) Advertising
5 12 (2.05%) Electronics
6 11 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.88%) Finnish Language
6 11 (1.88%) French Language
6 11 (1.88%) German Language
6 11 (1.88%) Italian Language
6 11 (1.88%) Swedish Language
7 8 (1.37%) Legal
8 7 (1.20%) Games
9 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.51%) Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (34.93%) Developer
2 78 (13.36%) Analyst
3 71 (12.16%) .NET Developer
4 45 (7.71%) Software Developer
5 38 (6.51%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.82%) C# Developer
7 32 (5.48%) SQL Developer
8 31 (5.31%) Team Leader
8 31 (5.31%) Architect
9 30 (5.14%) Consultant
10 26 (4.45%) DBA
11 25 (4.28%) ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (4.28%) Senior Developer
12 24 (4.11%) Tester
12 24 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (3.94%) Software Engineer
13 23 (3.94%) Software Team Leader
14 21 (3.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 20 (3.42%) Support Analyst
16 19 (3.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (37.33%) .NET
2 128 (21.92%) ASP.NET
3 118 (20.21%) WCF
4 81 (13.87%) WPF
5 78 (13.36%) HTML
6 65 (11.13%) WinForms
7 55 (9.42%) CSS
8 54 (9.25%) .NET Framework
9 49 (8.39%) Web Services
10 44 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (5.65%) Silverlight
12 31 (5.31%) Cocoa
12 31 (5.31%) jQuery
13 30 (5.14%) MSMQ
14 29 (4.97%) Cocoa Touch
15 28 (4.79%) XML
16 21 (3.60%) HTML5
17 20 (3.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 18 (3.08%) SOAP
19 16 (2.74%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.71%) Computer Science
2 38 (6.51%) N-Tier
3 32 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.97%) Blackberry
5 28 (4.79%) NHS
6 26 (4.45%) SystemC
7 23 (3.94%) Visualisation
8 14 (2.40%) Replication
9 13 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (1.88%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.54%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.37%) Statistics
13 8 (1.37%) Blog
13 8 (1.37%) Social Media
14 6 (1.03%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.86%) Data Extraction
15 5 (0.86%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 238 (40.75%) Windows
2 53 (9.08%) Windows 8
3 37 (6.34%) Windows 7
4 35 (5.99%) Windows 2000 Server
5 34 (5.82%) Apple iOS
6 31 (5.31%) Android
7 28 (4.79%) Mac OS X
8 21 (3.60%) Linux
9 19 (3.25%) Windows Phone
9 19 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (2.91%) Windows XP
10 17 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.86%) UNIX
13 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (17.98%) MVC
2 71 (12.16%) OO
3 69 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (9.25%) TDD
6 47 (8.05%) Software Engineering
7 44 (7.53%) Scrum
7 44 (7.53%) ITIL
8 42 (7.19%) Project Management
9 41 (7.02%) Problem Management
10 38 (6.51%) SOA
11 35 (5.99%) ETL
11 35 (5.99%) Migration
11 35 (5.99%) Workflow
12 34 (5.82%) CRM
13 31 (5.31%) MVVM
14 28 (4.79%) OOP
14 28 (4.79%) Analytics
15 27 (4.62%) Change Management
16 26 (4.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 225 (38.53%) SQL
2 209 (35.79%) C#
3 99 (16.95%) T-SQL
4 75 (12.84%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.14%) C
6 29 (4.97%) Objective-C
7 24 (4.11%) VB
8 23 (3.94%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.05%) XAML
9 12 (2.05%) C++
10 11 (1.88%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.71%) Java
12 8 (1.37%) VB6
13 6 (1.03%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.86%) VBA
14 5 (0.86%) PHP
14 5 (0.86%) XPath
15 3 (0.51%) Python
15 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (17.47%) Degree
3 81 (13.87%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (10.45%) CCNA
5 55 (9.42%) MCITP
6 51 (8.73%) MCSE
7 19 (3.25%) CCNP
8 16 (2.74%) MCTS
9 13 (2.23%) MCDBA
10 11 (1.88%) Security Cleared
10 11 (1.88%) ISEB
10 11 (1.88%) MCSA
10 11 (1.88%) MCP
11 9 (1.54%) CCSE
12 8 (1.37%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.37%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.37%) MCPD
12 8 (1.37%) CCSA
13 5 (0.86%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.82%) SLA
2 22 (3.77%) QA
3 13 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.51%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (10.10%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.51%) vSphere
5 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.54%) SCCM
2 6 (1.03%) 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 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.17%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 81 (13.87%) Cisco
2 36 (6.16%) VMware
3 35 (5.99%) Citrix
4 30 (5.14%) Apple
5 29 (4.97%) Avaya
6 25 (4.28%) Google
7 23 (3.94%) Adobe
8 20 (3.42%) Xamarin
8 20 (3.42%) Websense
9 18 (3.08%) Oracle
10 17 (2.91%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.74%) F5
11 16 (2.74%) Blue Coat
11 16 (2.74%) Juniper
12 15 (2.57%) Business Objects
13 14 (2.40%) McAfee
13 14 (2.40%) IBM
14 10 (1.71%) SonicWALL
14 10 (1.71%) Sitecore
15 9 (1.54%) Aruba
Tonbridge, Kent
Hadlow College
Salary: From £17,471 to £19,969 per annum
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Manyy benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tonbridge
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Whitstable, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Networkers Plc
Salary: Up to UKP 32000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey / Kent
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + pension, bonus, google style cresh!
Posted: 3 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
University of Kent
Salary: From £25,759 to £29,836 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38 £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
Henry Schein
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: NEG + Bens + CA
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: NEG + Bens + CA
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling, Kent
KH Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + + Overtime + Team Bonus available
Posted: 6 days ago