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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 295 196 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.25% 16.28% 19.75%
As % of the Vendors category 45.31% 35.77% 45.09%
Number of salaries quoted 193 178 146
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,850 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £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
651 548 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 51.30% 45.51% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 503 463 311
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £90,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +12 97 £35,000 -15.15% 2
Tunbridge Wells -4 31 £45,000 - 3
Dartford -4 12 £47,500 +75.92% 5
Sittingbourne -6 12 £26,000 - 1
Stansted - 10 £45,000 - 2
Tonbridge +4 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Dover -4 7 £57,500 +32.18%
Chatham -6 3 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Sevenoaks -10 3 £39,500 +68.60%
Folkestone - 3 £38,000 -
Rochester -1 1 £36,000 +44.00%
West Malling -16 1 £77,500 +93.75%
Whitstable - 1 - -
Snodland - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 247 (48.05%) SQL
2 236 (45.91%) .NET
3 231 (44.94%) C#
4 210 (40.86%) Windows
5 209 (40.66%) SQL Server
6 187 (36.38%) MS Excel
7 133 (25.88%) MVC
8 106 (20.62%) ASP.NET
8 106 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
8 106 (20.62%) .NET Framework
9 105 (20.43%) WCF
10 101 (19.65%) HTML
11 90 (17.51%) MS Office
12 89 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 88 (17.12%) OO
14 86 (16.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 83 (16.15%) Degree
15 83 (16.15%) T-SQL
16 82 (15.95%) WPF
17 73 (14.20%) WinForms
18 72 (14.01%) JavaScript
18 72 (14.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 71 (13.81%) CSS
20 63 (12.26%) Software Engineering
21 59 (11.48%) Scrum
22 58 (11.28%) Cisco
23 57 (11.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 55 (10.70%) N-Tier
25 54 (10.51%) SOA
26 51 (9.92%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.23%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.09%) IIS
4 18 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (2.53%) SAS
5 13 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2000
5 13 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (1.56%) FileNet
7 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.97%) CMS
8 5 (0.97%) Node.js
9 4 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.39%) Lync
10 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) Kentico
Applications
1 187 (36.38%) MS Excel
2 90 (17.51%) MS Office
3 21 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.14%) PageMaker
4 11 (2.14%) CorelDRAW
4 11 (2.14%) RoboHelp
4 11 (2.14%) Acrobat
5 10 (1.95%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.95%) InDesign
5 10 (1.95%) FrameMaker
6 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.58%) MS Project
8 2 (0.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (3.11%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.17%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.39%) Magento
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (3.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.39%) Firewall
2 25 (4.86%) LAN
2 25 (4.86%) WAN
3 17 (3.31%) VPN
4 10 (1.95%) VoIP
4 10 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.75%) HTTP
6 8 (1.56%) IP Telephony
6 8 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (1.56%) Network Security
6 8 (1.56%) DNS
6 8 (1.56%) DHCP
7 7 (1.36%) FTP
7 7 (1.36%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (1.17%) Internet
9 4 (0.78%) Broadband
9 4 (0.78%) Intranet
10 2 (0.39%) SAN
10 2 (0.39%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (40.66%) SQL Server
2 86 (16.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (14.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (11.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (9.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (6.61%) Relational Database
8 33 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (4.09%) OLAP
10 19 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 18 (3.50%) Redis
12 15 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (2.72%) SQLite
14 11 (2.14%) Big Data
14 11 (2.14%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.56%) MS Access
16 7 (1.36%) RDBMS
16 7 (1.36%) SQL CLR
17 5 (0.97%) DTS
17 5 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (5.25%) Xcode
2 24 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.92%) Selenium
4 12 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 11 (2.14%) JSUnit
6 9 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.75%) Fiddler
7 8 (1.56%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.97%) NUnit
8 5 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (0.97%) Grunt
9 4 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (0.78%) Subversion
10 3 (0.58%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.58%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.58%) NuGet
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 51 (9.92%) Finance
2 20 (3.89%) Retail
3 12 (2.33%) Marketing
3 12 (2.33%) Electronics
3 12 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.14%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.14%) Finnish Language
4 11 (2.14%) French Language
4 11 (2.14%) German Language
4 11 (2.14%) Italian Language
4 11 (2.14%) Swedish Language
5 9 (1.75%) Advertising
5 9 (1.75%) Law
6 7 (1.36%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Banking
7 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.39%) Games
7 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 222 (43.19%) Developer
2 82 (15.95%) .NET Developer
3 70 (13.62%) Analyst
4 49 (9.53%) Software Developer
5 47 (9.14%) C# Developer
6 38 (7.39%) Team Leader
6 38 (7.39%) SQL Developer
7 30 (5.84%) Software Engineer
7 30 (5.84%) Software Team Leader
8 29 (5.64%) Support Engineer
9 28 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (5.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (5.25%) Web Developer
11 26 (5.06%) DBA
11 26 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
12 25 (4.86%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (4.28%) SQL DBA
14 22 (4.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (45.91%) .NET
2 106 (20.62%) ASP.NET
2 106 (20.62%) .NET Framework
3 105 (20.43%) WCF
4 101 (19.65%) HTML
5 82 (15.95%) WPF
6 73 (14.20%) WinForms
7 71 (13.81%) CSS
8 48 (9.34%) Web Services
9 46 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (8.75%) jQuery
11 32 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 29 (5.64%) Cocoa
13 27 (5.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 27 (5.25%) Cocoa Touch
14 26 (5.06%) SOAP
15 24 (4.67%) HTML5
16 22 (4.28%) MSMQ
17 20 (3.89%) Ajax
18 17 (3.31%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.70%) N-Tier
2 36 (7.00%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (6.23%) SystemC
4 28 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 25 (4.86%) NHS
6 19 (3.70%) Blog
7 15 (2.92%) Informatics
7 15 (2.92%) Tandem
8 14 (2.72%) Blackberry
9 12 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.14%) Client/Server
10 11 (2.14%) Graphic Design
11 10 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (1.56%) Replication
13 7 (1.36%) Social Media
14 6 (1.17%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.97%) Data Extraction
15 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.97%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 210 (40.86%) Windows
2 31 (6.03%) Apple iOS
3 29 (5.64%) Android
3 29 (5.64%) Windows 8
4 28 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 20 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.31%) Windows Phone
7 15 (2.92%) Windows XP
7 15 (2.92%) Mac OS X
8 14 (2.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 13 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.95%) Linux
11 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.56%) UNIX
13 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (25.88%) MVC
2 106 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (17.12%) OO
4 63 (12.26%) Software Engineering
5 59 (11.48%) Scrum
6 54 (10.51%) SOA
7 50 (9.73%) TDD
8 49 (9.53%) ITIL
9 44 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (7.59%) MVVM
11 38 (7.39%) OOD
12 30 (5.84%) OOP
13 26 (5.06%) Workflow
13 26 (5.06%) Unit Testing
14 23 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (4.28%) Analytics
15 22 (4.28%) iOS Development
16 21 (4.09%) Data Modelling
17 20 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (48.05%) SQL
2 231 (44.94%) C#
3 83 (16.15%) T-SQL
4 72 (14.01%) JavaScript
5 43 (8.37%) C
6 28 (5.45%) VB.NET
7 27 (5.25%) Objective-C
8 13 (2.53%) VB
9 12 (2.33%) C++
10 8 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.56%) XAML
11 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.58%) PHP
12 3 (0.58%) Java
12 3 (0.58%) VBA
12 3 (0.58%) VBScript
12 3 (0.58%) Python
13 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 89 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (16.15%) Degree
3 37 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (6.03%) MCSE
4 31 (6.03%) MCP
5 29 (5.64%) CCNA
6 28 (5.45%) MCTS
7 25 (4.86%) MCITP
8 20 (3.89%) MCPD
9 9 (1.75%) MCSA
9 9 (1.75%) ISEB
10 8 (1.56%) JNCIA
10 8 (1.56%) CCSA
11 6 (1.17%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.17%) A+ Certification
11 6 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.78%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.84%) QA
2 24 (4.67%) SLA
3 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.19%) GAMP
6 1 (0.19%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) GMP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 50 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.14%) Terminal Services
4 9 (1.75%) XenApp
5 8 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.58%) vSphere
6 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.97%) SCCM
2 4 (0.78%) SCOM
3 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.58%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.19%) DameWare
4 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (11.28%) Cisco
2 36 (7.00%) Citrix
3 33 (6.42%) VMware
4 25 (4.86%) Adobe
5 22 (4.28%) Google
6 18 (3.50%) Oracle
7 13 (2.53%) Apple
7 13 (2.53%) Avaya
8 12 (2.33%) Xamarin
9 11 (2.14%) HP
9 11 (2.14%) DevExpress
10 8 (1.56%) F5
10 8 (1.56%) Blue Coat
10 8 (1.56%) Pega
10 8 (1.56%) Juniper
10 8 (1.56%) Sun
10 8 (1.56%) IBM
10 8 (1.56%) Websense
10 8 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.56%) Metastorm
Stansted, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28-32k + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford
IT HR
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £25000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k - 40k
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford
IT HR
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford
IT HR
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford
IT HR
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Private Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Manyy benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Salary: 33000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Salary: 25000-35000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago