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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 80 106 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 20.94% 26.70% 28.63%
As % of the Vendors category 42.78% 61.99% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 69 82 122
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £30,000 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
187 171 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 48.95% 43.07% 55.74%
Number of salaries quoted 158 133 249
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,850 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 89 (50.86%) MS Excel
2 78 (44.57%) Windows
3 64 (36.57%) SQL Server
4 58 (33.14%) C#
5 56 (32.00%) .NET
6 52 (29.71%) SQL
7 44 (25.14%) MS Office
8 42 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (23.43%) Active Directory
10 39 (22.29%) Windows Server
11 38 (21.71%) MS Exchange
12 37 (21.14%) CSS
12 37 (21.14%) ASP.NET
13 36 (20.57%) HTML
14 30 (17.14%) JavaScript
15 27 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (13.71%) CRM
17 23 (13.14%) Oracle
17 23 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (13.14%) MVC
17 23 (13.14%) Finance
17 23 (13.14%) VMware
18 22 (12.57%) .NET Framework
18 22 (12.57%) jQuery
19 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
19 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 20 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
21 19 (10.86%) HTML5

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 38 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.71%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.86%) IIS
4 10 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.86%) Node.js
8 4 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (50.86%) MS Excel
2 44 (25.14%) MS Office
3 10 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (12.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 20 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (8.00%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (2.29%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.57%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.71%) Office 365
2 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.57%) SaaS
4 7 (4.00%) Yammer
5 6 (3.43%) IBM PureFlex
6 5 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (2.29%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.29%) IaaS
7 4 (2.29%) PaaS
7 4 (2.29%) Silverpop
8 3 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.29%) LAN
1 18 (10.29%) WAN
2 17 (9.71%) SAN
3 14 (8.00%) Firewall
3 14 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.14%) DNS
5 7 (4.00%) DHCP
6 5 (2.86%) Internet
6 5 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (2.86%) VPN
7 4 (2.29%) Broadband
7 4 (2.29%) Extranet
7 4 (2.29%) Junos
7 4 (2.29%) VoIP
8 3 (1.71%) Network Security
8 3 (1.71%) Skype
8 3 (1.71%) Wireless
9 2 (1.14%) Modbus
9 2 (1.14%) NAS
10 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (36.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.43%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.00%) MySQL
5 7 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.86%) MS Access
7 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.86%) Power BI
7 5 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.29%) Hazelcast
8 4 (2.29%) KDB
8 4 (2.29%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.43%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.14%) JIRA
5 2 (1.14%) Selenium
5 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 23 (13.14%) Finance
2 16 (9.14%) Retail
3 13 (7.43%) Marketing
4 8 (4.57%) Billing
4 8 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.86%) Legal
6 4 (2.29%) Front Office
6 4 (2.29%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.29%) Publishing
6 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.71%) French Language
7 3 (1.71%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.14%) Banking
8 2 (1.14%) International Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) German Language
9 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (25.71%) Developer
2 33 (18.86%) Analyst
3 18 (10.29%) Architect
4 15 (8.57%) Consultant
5 14 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (6.29%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.29%) Development Manager
7 11 (6.29%) Junior
7 11 (6.29%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
8 10 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) Junior Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Application Development Manager
9 8 (4.57%) Junior Software Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Navision Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (32.00%) .NET
2 37 (21.14%) ASP.NET
2 37 (21.14%) CSS
3 36 (20.57%) HTML
4 22 (12.57%) .NET Framework
4 22 (12.57%) jQuery
5 19 (10.86%) HTML5
6 15 (8.57%) WPF
7 13 (7.43%) Web Services
8 12 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (6.86%) XML
9 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (5.14%) RESTful
10 9 (5.14%) WinForms
11 6 (3.43%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.86%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 5 (2.86%) Backbone.js
12 5 (2.86%) CSS3
12 5 (2.86%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.00%) User Experience
5 6 (3.43%) Clustering
5 6 (3.43%) IVR
6 5 (2.86%) NHS
7 4 (2.29%) EPoS
7 4 (2.29%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.29%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.14%) CMDB
8 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.57%) RIA
9 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.57%) Windows
2 39 (22.29%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (10.86%) Linux
5 15 (8.57%) Apple iOS
6 14 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.29%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.57%) Android
10 7 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.86%) CentOS
11 5 (2.86%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.71%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.71%) CRM
3 23 (13.14%) MVC
4 19 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (10.29%) ERP
5 18 (10.29%) Project Management
6 17 (9.71%) Migration
7 15 (8.57%) Presales
7 15 (8.57%) Waterfall
8 14 (8.00%) Scrum
8 14 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 13 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.43%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.86%) SDLC
11 11 (6.29%) Change Management
11 11 (6.29%) OO
12 10 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (5.71%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.71%) ITIL
12 10 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.14%) C#
2 52 (29.71%) SQL
3 30 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.43%) Java
5 10 (5.71%) PHP
6 9 (5.14%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.86%) VB
8 4 (2.29%) C++
8 4 (2.29%) Clojure
8 4 (2.29%) Delphi
8 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.29%) XAML
9 3 (1.71%) Pascal
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.57%) Degree
3 13 (7.43%) MCSA
4 10 (5.71%) MCP
4 10 (5.71%) MCSE
5 4 (2.29%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (1.71%) MCAD
7 2 (1.14%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.14%) MCTS
7 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) SLA
3 3 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.71%) TickIT
4 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (23.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.57%) vSphere
5 3 (1.71%) XenApp
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) SCCM
2 4 (2.29%) SCOM
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.57%) DameWare
5 1 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (13.14%) Oracle
1 23 (13.14%) VMware
2 16 (9.14%) NetApp
3 14 (8.00%) Citrix
3 14 (8.00%) SAP
4 12 (6.86%) Cisco
4 12 (6.86%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.14%) IBM
5 9 (5.14%) Telerik
6 7 (4.00%) HP
7 6 (3.43%) F5
7 6 (3.43%) Fortinet
7 6 (3.43%) MobileIron
8 5 (2.86%) Dell
9 4 (2.29%) Google
9 4 (2.29%) Rackspace
9 4 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.29%) Solace
9 4 (2.29%) StreamBase
9 4 (2.29%) Symantec
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