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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 208 223 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.69% 20.84% 16.46%
As % of the Vendors category 41.60% 52.47% 33.00%
Number of salaries quoted 179 191 109
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
500 425 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 52.14% 39.72% 49.88%
Number of salaries quoted 414 363 348
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +3 28 £37,500 -19.57% 4
Dartford 0 18 £42,500 -5.55% 3
West Malling +11 17 £42,500 -15.00% 8
Rochester +1 7 £40,000 +45.45%
Tunbridge Wells 0 7 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Chatham +3 6 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Whitstable -2 3 £25,000 +21.95% 1
Dover -2 3 £60,000 +42.85% 1
Folkestone -8 2 £31,500 -16.00%
Canterbury -11 2 £28,051 -6.49%
Stansted - 2 £55,000 - 1
Tonbridge +2 1 £20,000 -60.00%
Gravesend - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 245 (46.23%) Windows
2 219 (41.32%) SQL Server
3 186 (35.09%) MS Excel
4 166 (31.32%) .NET
5 159 (30.00%) SQL
6 137 (25.85%) C#
7 128 (24.15%) MS Office
7 128 (24.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 110 (20.75%) ASP.NET
9 106 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 101 (19.06%) Cisco
11 90 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
12 86 (16.23%) Firewall
13 84 (15.85%) T-SQL
13 84 (15.85%) MS Exchange
14 83 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 83 (15.66%) WCF
15 78 (14.72%) Degree
16 75 (14.15%) CCNA
17 71 (13.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 70 (13.21%) MVC
19 63 (11.89%) MCSE
19 63 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
20 60 (11.32%) Active Directory
21 59 (11.13%) MCITP
22 58 (10.94%) ITIL
23 57 (10.75%) WPF
24 53 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
25 51 (9.62%) JavaScript
25 51 (9.62%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 84 (15.85%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.62%) IIS
3 37 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2000
4 31 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 28 (5.28%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (1.89%) CMS
10 7 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.32%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.13%) Lync
12 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.38%) Kentico
13 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.38%) SAS
13 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 186 (35.09%) MS Excel
2 128 (24.15%) MS Office
3 22 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.70%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.70%) RoboHelp
5 9 (1.70%) PowerPivot
5 9 (1.70%) FrameMaker
5 9 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.75%) InDesign
6 4 (0.75%) CorelDRAW
6 4 (0.75%) PageMaker
6 4 (0.75%) MS Project
6 4 (0.75%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.57%) Maya
7 3 (0.57%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.19%) FastStats
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (3.02%) Google Analytics
2 15 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (2.08%) WebTrends
4 7 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.51%) SaaS
3 5 (0.94%) IaaS
4 4 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (16.23%) Firewall
2 51 (9.62%) LAN
2 51 (9.62%) WAN
3 25 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (4.34%) Cisco PIX
5 15 (2.83%) IP Telephony
6 14 (2.64%) Internet
6 14 (2.64%) DNS
7 13 (2.45%) DHCP
7 13 (2.45%) Network Security
8 10 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.70%) VPN
9 9 (1.70%) Wireless
10 8 (1.51%) SAN
11 7 (1.32%) HTTP
11 7 (1.32%) VoIP
11 7 (1.32%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (41.32%) SQL Server
2 83 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (13.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (6.42%) Relational Database
8 31 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (2.26%) Big Data
10 10 (1.89%) MS Access
10 10 (1.89%) OLTP
11 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.70%) DTS
11 9 (1.70%) OLAP
12 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.32%) QlikView
13 6 (1.13%) MySQL
14 5 (0.94%) Spotfire
14 5 (0.94%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (0.94%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 21 (3.96%) NUnit
3 16 (3.02%) MSTest
3 16 (3.02%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (3.02%) Moq
4 15 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.08%) Selenium
6 10 (1.89%) Xcode
7 6 (1.13%) ReSharper
7 6 (1.13%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.75%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.75%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.57%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.57%) NuGet
11 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.19%) JSUnit
General
1 48 (9.06%) Finance
2 32 (6.04%) Marketing
3 21 (3.96%) Retail
4 13 (2.45%) Advertising
5 10 (1.89%) Legal
6 9 (1.70%) Games
7 7 (1.32%) Electronics
8 6 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.75%) Finnish Language
10 4 (0.75%) French Language
10 4 (0.75%) German Language
10 4 (0.75%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.75%) Swedish Language
11 3 (0.57%) Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 160 (30.19%) Developer
2 69 (13.02%) Analyst
3 68 (12.83%) .NET Developer
4 38 (7.17%) Support Engineer
5 37 (6.98%) Consultant
6 25 (4.72%) Support Analyst
6 25 (4.72%) SQL Developer
7 24 (4.53%) Senior Developer
7 24 (4.53%) Architect
7 24 (4.53%) Tester
8 20 (3.77%) DBA
9 19 (3.58%) C# Developer
10 18 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.21%) Technical Support
11 17 (3.21%) Software Tester
11 17 (3.21%) Security Engineer
12 15 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
12 15 (2.83%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (31.32%) .NET
2 110 (20.75%) ASP.NET
3 83 (15.66%) WCF
4 57 (10.75%) WPF
5 49 (9.25%) HTML
6 43 (8.11%) CSS
7 42 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (6.98%) WinForms
9 31 (5.85%) MSMQ
10 28 (5.28%) Web Services
10 28 (5.28%) Silverlight
11 24 (4.53%) XML
12 21 (3.96%) jQuery
13 20 (3.77%) .NET Framework
14 17 (3.21%) Razor View Engine
14 17 (3.21%) Unity DI Container
15 16 (3.02%) Spring.NET
15 16 (3.02%) Castle Windsor
15 16 (3.02%) Ninject
16 13 (2.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.23%) Blackberry
3 29 (5.47%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (4.15%) Visualisation
6 17 (3.21%) Inversion of Control
7 13 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.45%) N-Tier
7 13 (2.45%) Replication
7 13 (2.45%) User Experience
8 11 (2.08%) NHS
9 10 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.32%) Statistics
11 6 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.75%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.75%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.57%) Animation
13 3 (0.57%) e-Health
13 3 (0.57%) AS400
13 3 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 245 (46.23%) Windows
2 48 (9.06%) Windows 8
3 47 (8.87%) Windows 7
4 37 (6.98%) Windows 2000 Server
5 30 (5.66%) Mac OS X
6 28 (5.28%) Windows XP
7 25 (4.72%) Linux
8 24 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.26%) Apple iOS
10 12 (2.26%) Android
11 10 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.89%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.19%) UNIX
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (13.21%) MVC
3 63 (11.89%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (10.94%) ITIL
5 48 (9.06%) TDD
6 44 (8.30%) Problem Management
7 42 (7.92%) Project Management
8 41 (7.74%) Scrum
9 36 (6.79%) CRM
10 32 (6.04%) OO
10 32 (6.04%) Change Management
10 32 (6.04%) Migration
11 31 (5.85%) Workflow
12 30 (5.66%) ETL
13 26 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (4.72%) Service Delivery
15 23 (4.34%) Release Management
15 23 (4.34%) Mentoring
16 22 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (4.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 159 (30.00%) SQL
2 137 (25.85%) C#
3 84 (15.85%) T-SQL
4 51 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.15%) VB.NET
6 20 (3.77%) VB
7 13 (2.45%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.26%) XAML
9 10 (1.89%) Objective-C
10 8 (1.51%) VB6
10 8 (1.51%) C++
10 8 (1.51%) Java
11 6 (1.13%) C
11 6 (1.13%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.94%) XPath
12 5 (0.94%) VBA
13 3 (0.57%) Python
14 2 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.38%) VBScript
14 2 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 128 (24.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (14.72%) Degree
4 75 (14.15%) CCNA
5 63 (11.89%) MCSE
6 59 (11.13%) MCITP
7 27 (5.09%) CCNP
8 17 (3.21%) JNCIA
8 17 (3.21%) CCSA
8 17 (3.21%) Security Cleared
9 16 (3.02%) CCSE
10 15 (2.83%) JNCIS
11 14 (2.64%) MCSA
12 13 (2.45%) MCDBA
13 11 (2.08%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.89%) ISEB
15 7 (1.32%) CCDP
15 7 (1.32%) MCTS
15 7 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.17%) SLA
2 26 (4.91%) QA
3 11 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.94%) vSphere
6 3 (0.57%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.57%) XenApp
7 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) SCCM
2 6 (1.13%) SCOM
3 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.57%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.57%) Foglight
4 3 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 101 (19.06%) Cisco
2 46 (8.68%) VMware
3 38 (7.17%) Citrix
4 32 (6.04%) Apple
5 31 (5.85%) Avaya
6 28 (5.28%) Websense
7 26 (4.91%) CheckPoint
8 23 (4.34%) Google
8 23 (4.34%) Juniper
8 23 (4.34%) F5
9 22 (4.15%) Blue Coat
10 18 (3.40%) McAfee
11 16 (3.02%) SonicWALL
12 15 (2.83%) Business Objects
13 13 (2.45%) Oracle
13 13 (2.45%) Adobe
13 13 (2.45%) Lumension
13 13 (2.45%) Aruba
14 10 (1.89%) Sitecore
15 9 (1.70%) SolarWinds
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stansted, Essex
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chatham, Kent
Vanquis Bank
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum depending upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire, North East / Kent, South East
Kent County Council
Salary: Starting salary £27, 223 per annum plus Market Premium of £10,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire, North East / Kent, South East
Kent County Council
Salary: Starting salary £36,808 per annum plus Market Premium of £10,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Many benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Kent County Council
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Kent County Council
Posted: 6 days ago
Dover, Kent
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago