The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 53 106 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 13.59% 23.19% 25.53%
As % of the Vendors category 39.85% 40.15% 42.71%
Number of salaries quoted 50 100 74
Average salary £43,700 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £27,450 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £50,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Vendors Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
133 264 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 34.10% 57.77% 59.76%
Number of salaries quoted 124 229 162
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Leicester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 83 (56.46%) SQL Server
2 69 (46.94%) .NET
3 64 (43.54%) C#
4 60 (40.82%) JavaScript
4 60 (40.82%) Windows
5 53 (36.05%) SQL
6 48 (32.65%) HTML
7 46 (31.29%) Web Services
8 45 (30.61%) CSS
9 44 (29.93%) jQuery
10 43 (29.25%) MS Excel
11 37 (25.17%) XML
12 34 (23.13%) Ajax
13 33 (22.45%) LINQ
14 32 (21.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (21.77%) SOAP
15 31 (21.09%) SharePoint
15 31 (21.09%) ASP.NET
16 29 (19.73%) Visual Studio
17 28 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (17.69%) T-SQL
18 26 (17.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (17.69%) .NET Framework
19 25 (17.01%) XSLT
19 25 (17.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
21 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
22 19 (12.93%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 31 (21.09%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) IIS
4 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.72%) JBoss
6 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.36%) Lync
7 2 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.36%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (29.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) Office 365
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.24%) Internet
2 9 (6.12%) Firewall
3 8 (5.44%) WAN
3 8 (5.44%) VPN
4 5 (3.40%) PBX
5 4 (2.72%) LAN
5 4 (2.72%) SAN
5 4 (2.72%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.04%) DNS
6 3 (2.04%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.36%) Wireless
7 2 (1.36%) DHCP
7 2 (1.36%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.36%) MPLS
8 1 (0.68%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (56.46%) SQL Server
2 32 (21.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (17.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (10.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (10.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (10.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (7.48%) MySQL
9 3 (2.04%) OLAP
9 3 (2.04%) SAP BW
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.36%) MS Access
11 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.68%) Informix
Development Applications
1 29 (19.73%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.48%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.76%) NUnit
4 6 (4.08%) JIRA
5 5 (3.40%) Subversion
6 3 (2.04%) MSTest
7 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
General
1 18 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Retail
2 4 (2.72%) Electronics
3 3 (2.04%) Advertising
4 2 (1.36%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (49.66%) Developer
2 20 (13.61%) Senior Developer
3 17 (11.56%) Web Developer
4 15 (10.20%) Analyst
5 14 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 14 (9.52%) CRM Developer
6 13 (8.84%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.16%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 10 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (6.12%) Junior
10 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.44%) VB.NET Developer
10 8 (5.44%) SQL Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Junior Developer
11 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Software Development Manager
11 7 (4.76%) Architect
11 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (46.94%) .NET
2 48 (32.65%) HTML
3 46 (31.29%) Web Services
4 45 (30.61%) CSS
5 44 (29.93%) jQuery
6 37 (25.17%) XML
7 34 (23.13%) Ajax
8 33 (22.45%) LINQ
9 32 (21.77%) SOAP
10 31 (21.09%) ASP.NET
11 26 (17.69%) .NET Framework
12 25 (17.01%) XSLT
12 25 (17.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 18 (12.24%) REST
13 18 (12.24%) XHTML
13 18 (12.24%) XSD
14 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 13 (8.84%) JSON
16 8 (5.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) Data Integration
2 7 (4.76%) Clustering
3 6 (4.08%) Tandem
3 6 (4.08%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.08%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.40%) IVR
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
5 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) W3C
6 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.36%) VLE
6 2 (1.36%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Open Source
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (40.82%) Windows
2 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.12%) Linux
6 4 (2.72%) UNIX
7 3 (2.04%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.36%) Android
8 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (12.93%) Waterfall
4 18 (12.24%) Project Management
5 15 (10.20%) CRM
6 13 (8.84%) ITIL
6 13 (8.84%) Web Development
7 12 (8.16%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.12%) MVC
8 9 (6.12%) OO
9 8 (5.44%) Software Engineering
9 8 (5.44%) Migration
9 8 (5.44%) ERP
10 5 (3.40%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.40%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.40%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.40%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.72%) Automated Testing
11 4 (2.72%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.72%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.54%) C#
2 60 (40.82%) JavaScript
3 53 (36.05%) SQL
4 26 (17.69%) T-SQL
5 18 (12.24%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.44%) Java
7 7 (4.76%) VB
8 6 (4.08%) C++
9 4 (2.72%) VBScript
10 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.36%) Python
12 1 (0.68%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.68%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) PHP
12 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.24%) Degree
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (2.72%) MCSE
3 4 (2.72%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (2.04%) MCITP
4 3 (2.04%) MCP
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.36%) MCTS
5 2 (1.36%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) CCEE
6 1 (0.68%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.40%) vSphere
4 4 (2.72%) XenApp
5 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Windows Intune
1 4 (2.72%) SCCM
2 3 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.68%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (8.84%) VMware
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle
3 8 (5.44%) SAP
4 6 (4.08%) Cisco
4 6 (4.08%) Perforce
5 5 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.40%) HP
5 5 (3.40%) Siebel
5 5 (3.40%) NetSuite
6 4 (2.72%) Citrix
7 3 (2.04%) Dell
7 3 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.36%) NEC
8 2 (1.36%) Google
8 2 (1.36%) NetApp
8 2 (1.36%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) EMC
9 1 (0.68%) Altiris
9 1 (0.68%) Sage
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