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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 237 238 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.08% 20.43% 18.12%
As % of the Vendors category 44.89% 51.63% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 206 213 118
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £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
528 461 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 51.41% 39.57% 51.11%
Number of salaries quoted 453 410 330
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 48 £37,500 -16.66% 7
West Malling +5 17 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Dartford -1 13 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Rochester +6 7 £40,000 +45.45%
Tunbridge Wells 0 5 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Dover -3 5 £60,000 +98.34%
Sevenoaks +3 4 £28,200 -34.03% 1
Folkestone -13 4 £36,250 -3.33%
Gravesend - 4 £35,000 -
Chatham +6 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Whitstable 0 3 £25,000 +21.95%
Faversham 0 2 £35,000 -1.40%
Canterbury -11 2 £28,051 -40.94%
Stansted - 1 £16,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 267 (50.28%) Windows
2 199 (37.48%) SQL Server
3 189 (35.59%) MS Excel
4 157 (29.57%) .NET
5 146 (27.50%) MS Office
6 132 (24.86%) C#
7 130 (24.48%) SQL
8 129 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
8 129 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 118 (22.22%) Cisco
10 101 (19.02%) ASP.NET
11 98 (18.46%) CCNA
11 98 (18.46%) Firewall
12 88 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (16.38%) MS Exchange
14 85 (16.01%) WCF
15 73 (13.75%) T-SQL
16 72 (13.56%) MCSE
17 71 (13.37%) MVC
18 69 (12.99%) MCITP
19 68 (12.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 64 (12.05%) Active Directory
21 63 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 63 (11.86%) Degree
22 62 (11.68%) WAN
23 60 (11.30%) LAN
23 60 (11.30%) VMware
24 57 (10.73%) WPF
24 57 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
25 55 (10.36%) Windows 8

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 87 (16.38%) MS Exchange
2 46 (8.66%) IIS
3 43 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2000
4 40 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 33 (6.21%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (2.07%) CMS
7 11 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.69%) Lync
9 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.51%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (1.32%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.38%) SAS
12 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 189 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 146 (27.50%) MS Office
3 19 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.32%) PowerPivot
6 6 (1.13%) MS Project
7 4 (0.75%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.75%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.56%) Maya
8 3 (0.56%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) FastStats
9 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (1.69%) WebTrends
4 6 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.07%) Office 365
2 7 (1.32%) IaaS
3 6 (1.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (18.46%) Firewall
2 62 (11.68%) WAN
3 60 (11.30%) LAN
4 30 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (4.71%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (3.20%) SAN
6 17 (3.20%) DNS
7 16 (3.01%) DHCP
8 14 (2.64%) VPN
8 14 (2.64%) Internet
8 14 (2.64%) Network Security
9 13 (2.45%) IP Telephony
10 11 (2.07%) Wireless
11 9 (1.69%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (1.51%) VoIP
13 7 (1.32%) SNMP
14 6 (1.13%) MPLS
15 5 (0.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (37.48%) SQL Server
2 68 (12.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (6.21%) Relational Database
6 32 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (2.26%) DTS
10 8 (1.51%) Big Data
11 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.32%) MS Access
12 6 (1.13%) OLTP
12 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
13 5 (0.94%) MySQL
13 5 (0.94%) Spotfire
13 5 (0.94%) QlikView
14 3 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (6.03%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.90%) NUnit
3 22 (4.14%) MSTest
3 22 (4.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 22 (4.14%) Moq
4 18 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.07%) Selenium
6 10 (1.88%) Xcode
7 6 (1.13%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.56%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.38%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.38%) NCrunch
10 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.38%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
General
1 49 (9.23%) Finance
2 30 (5.65%) Marketing
3 17 (3.20%) Legal
4 13 (2.45%) Advertising
4 13 (2.45%) Retail
5 9 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.51%) Banking
7 7 (1.32%) Games
8 4 (0.75%) Electronics
9 3 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 148 (27.87%) Developer
2 70 (13.18%) Analyst
2 70 (13.18%) .NET Developer
3 50 (9.42%) Consultant
4 44 (8.29%) Support Engineer
5 26 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
6 25 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (4.71%) Support Analyst
7 23 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (4.33%) Senior Developer
8 21 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
8 21 (3.95%) SQL Developer
9 20 (3.77%) Security Engineer
9 20 (3.77%) Technical Support
9 20 (3.77%) Tester
10 18 (3.39%) Architect
10 18 (3.39%) Escalation Engineer
11 17 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (3.20%) Network Engineer
12 15 (2.82%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (29.57%) .NET
2 101 (19.02%) ASP.NET
3 85 (16.01%) WCF
4 57 (10.73%) WPF
5 47 (8.85%) HTML
6 46 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (7.16%) CSS
8 37 (6.97%) Web Services
9 36 (6.78%) WinForms
10 29 (5.46%) XML
11 26 (4.90%) MSMQ
12 23 (4.33%) Razor View Engine
12 23 (4.33%) Unity DI Container
13 22 (4.14%) Castle Windsor
13 22 (4.14%) Ninject
13 22 (4.14%) Spring.NET
14 21 (3.95%) Silverlight
15 19 (3.58%) jQuery
16 15 (2.82%) .NET Framework
16 15 (2.82%) WSE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (8.10%) Blackberry
3 26 (4.90%) Inversion of Control
4 22 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.14%) Visualisation
5 18 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.45%) User Experience
7 11 (2.07%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.07%) Replication
8 10 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.69%) NHS
10 7 (1.32%) Statistics
11 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.94%) iPhone
13 3 (0.56%) Blog
13 3 (0.56%) Animation
13 3 (0.56%) PDA
13 3 (0.56%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 267 (50.28%) Windows
2 55 (10.36%) Windows 8
3 54 (10.17%) Windows 7
4 46 (8.66%) Windows 2000 Server
5 40 (7.53%) Mac OS X
6 39 (7.34%) Windows XP
7 32 (6.03%) Linux
8 29 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.26%) Android
12 10 (1.88%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.56%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (13.37%) MVC
3 57 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (9.79%) ITIL
4 52 (9.79%) Problem Management
5 46 (8.66%) Scrum
6 45 (8.47%) TDD
7 43 (8.10%) Project Management
8 39 (7.34%) Change Management
9 37 (6.97%) OO
10 35 (6.59%) Workflow
10 35 (6.59%) ETL
11 30 (5.65%) CRM
12 29 (5.46%) Migration
13 25 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (4.71%) Dependency Injection
14 24 (4.52%) MVVM
14 24 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
15 23 (4.33%) Web Application Development
16 22 (4.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 132 (24.86%) C#
2 130 (24.48%) SQL
3 73 (13.75%) T-SQL
4 39 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.33%) PowerShell
6 21 (3.95%) VB.NET
7 19 (3.58%) VB
8 12 (2.26%) XAML
8 12 (2.26%) Java
9 10 (1.88%) Objective-C
10 8 (1.51%) VB6
10 8 (1.51%) C
10 8 (1.51%) C++
10 8 (1.51%) VBScript
11 6 (1.13%) VBA
12 4 (0.75%) XPath
12 4 (0.75%) PHP
13 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 129 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
1 129 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (18.46%) CCNA
3 72 (13.56%) MCSE
4 69 (12.99%) MCITP
5 63 (11.86%) Degree
6 34 (6.40%) CCNP
7 25 (4.71%) CCSA
7 25 (4.71%) JNCIA
8 21 (3.95%) Security Cleared
9 19 (3.58%) CCSE
10 18 (3.39%) JNCIS
11 12 (2.26%) SC Cleared
12 11 (2.07%) MCSA
12 11 (2.07%) MCDBA
13 9 (1.69%) CCDP
14 7 (1.32%) ISEB
14 7 (1.32%) CCIE
14 7 (1.32%) MCP
14 7 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.16%) SLA
2 29 (5.46%) QA
3 10 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.75%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (2.26%) vSphere
6 9 (1.69%) XenApp
7 7 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.56%) XenServer
8 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.82%) SCCM
2 8 (1.51%) SCOM
3 6 (1.13%) WSUS
4 4 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.75%) SCVMM
4 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.56%) Foglight
5 3 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.56%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.38%) SCSM
6 2 (0.38%) WMI
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 118 (22.22%) Cisco
2 60 (11.30%) VMware
3 47 (8.85%) Apple
4 44 (8.29%) Avaya
5 42 (7.91%) Citrix
6 32 (6.03%) Websense
7 31 (5.84%) CheckPoint
8 28 (5.27%) Juniper
9 27 (5.08%) Blue Coat
9 27 (5.08%) F5
10 23 (4.33%) McAfee
11 20 (3.77%) SonicWALL
12 18 (3.39%) Oracle
13 17 (3.20%) Lumension
13 17 (3.20%) Aruba
14 15 (2.82%) Business Objects
15 12 (2.26%) HP
15 12 (2.26%) Dell
16 11 (2.07%) IBM
17 10 (1.88%) Clearswift
Maidstone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Overtime + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Margate, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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
Maidstone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Conspicuous
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
BFP Wholesale Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Capita
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum £40k plus bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Westerham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago