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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 88 92 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 21.46% 16.79% 35.23%
As % of the Vendors category 45.13% 44.66% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 72 76 112
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £26,250 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
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
195 206 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 47.56% 37.59% 59.89%
Number of salaries quoted 149 176 186
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 82 (37.79%) SQL Server
2 80 (36.87%) Windows
3 75 (34.56%) C#
4 72 (33.18%) .NET
5 71 (32.72%) MS Excel
6 60 (27.65%) MS Exchange
7 57 (26.27%) SQL
8 53 (24.42%) ASP.NET
9 51 (23.50%) JavaScript
10 49 (22.58%) CSS
11 48 (22.12%) HTML
11 48 (22.12%) jQuery
12 46 (21.20%) SQL Server 2005
13 45 (20.74%) Active Directory
14 44 (20.28%) Web Services
14 44 (20.28%) .NET Framework
15 42 (19.35%) XML
16 41 (18.89%) VMware
17 38 (17.51%) SQL Server 2008
18 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 37 (17.05%) Change Management
18 37 (17.05%) Cisco
19 36 (16.59%) T-SQL
20 35 (16.13%) SOAP
21 32 (14.75%) Clustering
22 31 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
23 30 (13.82%) XSD
23 30 (13.82%) XSLT
24 29 (13.36%) XHTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 60 (27.65%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.90%) IIS
3 14 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.53%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.15%) Lync
6 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (32.72%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.76%) MS Office
3 12 (5.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.69%) MS Project
5 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Primavera
2 4 (1.84%) SAP Business One
3 3 (1.38%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.84%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.92%) Office 365
3 2 (0.92%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.60%) TCP/IP
2 19 (8.76%) SAN
3 18 (8.29%) VoIP
4 13 (5.99%) Firewall
5 12 (5.53%) PBX
6 10 (4.61%) Unified Communications
7 9 (4.15%) Internet
8 8 (3.69%) CTI
9 4 (1.84%) VPN
9 4 (1.84%) WAN
9 4 (1.84%) Wireless
10 3 (1.38%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.92%) MPLS
11 2 (0.92%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.92%) LAN
11 2 (0.92%) SSL
12 1 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (37.79%) SQL Server
2 46 (21.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 38 (17.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.92%) MS Access
7 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.92%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) Selenium
3 2 (0.92%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.46%) NUnit
4 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.46%) MSTest
4 1 (0.46%) Moq
General
1 23 (10.60%) Finance
2 17 (7.83%) Retail
3 15 (6.91%) Marketing
4 9 (4.15%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.76%) Publishing
6 4 (1.84%) French Language
7 3 (1.38%) German Language
7 3 (1.38%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.38%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.38%) Advertising
8 2 (0.92%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 66 (30.41%) Developer
2 41 (18.89%) Analyst
3 31 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 29 (13.36%) Senior Developer
5 24 (11.06%) Systems Engineer
6 22 (10.14%) Senior Software Developer
7 18 (8.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Network Manager
9 12 (5.53%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Network Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.61%) Web Developer
11 10 (4.61%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.15%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.15%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (3.69%) Security Engineer
13 8 (3.69%) VoIP Engineer
14 7 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
14 7 (3.23%) Senior VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (33.18%) .NET
2 53 (24.42%) ASP.NET
3 49 (22.58%) CSS
4 48 (22.12%) HTML
4 48 (22.12%) jQuery
5 44 (20.28%) .NET Framework
5 44 (20.28%) Web Services
6 42 (19.35%) XML
7 35 (16.13%) SOAP
8 30 (13.82%) XSD
8 30 (13.82%) XSLT
9 29 (13.36%) XHTML
9 29 (13.36%) Ajax
10 18 (8.29%) WPF
11 15 (6.91%) Entity Framework
12 13 (5.99%) WCF
13 11 (5.07%) CSS3
14 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (4.15%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.75%) Clustering
2 16 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.76%) NHS
4 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.30%) PMI
5 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.84%) EPoS
7 3 (1.38%) Social Media
8 2 (0.92%) FMCG
8 2 (0.92%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.92%) VLE
9 1 (0.46%) PKI
9 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.46%) Statistics
9 1 (0.46%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 80 (36.87%) Windows
2 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (9.68%) Linux
4 13 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.92%) UNIX
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.05%) Change Management
2 25 (11.52%) Incident Management
2 25 (11.52%) Problem Management
3 24 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (9.68%) ITIL
5 18 (8.29%) Unit Testing
6 17 (7.83%) MVC
6 17 (7.83%) Software Engineering
7 16 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.45%) Project Management
8 14 (6.45%) Automated Testing
8 14 (6.45%) Data Protection
8 14 (6.45%) SDLC
9 12 (5.53%) CRM
10 11 (5.07%) Service Management
10 11 (5.07%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.07%) Web Development
10 11 (5.07%) Use Case
11 10 (4.61%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 75 (34.56%) C#
2 57 (26.27%) SQL
3 51 (23.50%) JavaScript
4 36 (16.59%) T-SQL
5 15 (6.91%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.07%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.23%) Java
8 5 (2.30%) VB
8 5 (2.30%) PHP
9 3 (1.38%) C
10 2 (0.92%) C++
11 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.37%) MCP
3 13 (5.99%) MCSE
3 13 (5.99%) Degree
4 11 (5.07%) PMP
4 11 (5.07%) PMI Certification
5 8 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.38%) CCNP
7 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.38%) MCTS
8 2 (0.92%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.92%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CCNA
9 1 (0.46%) CCDP
9 1 (0.46%) MCSA
9 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (4.61%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.23%) SLA
3 6 (2.76%) QA
4 5 (2.30%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (20.74%) Active Directory
2 29 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.23%) vSphere
5 4 (1.84%) XenApp
6 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.46%) vCloud
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.91%) SCCM
2 12 (5.53%) SCOM
3 5 (2.30%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (2.30%) DameWare
4 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (18.89%) VMware
2 37 (17.05%) Cisco
3 29 (13.36%) NetApp
4 28 (12.90%) HP
5 26 (11.98%) Citrix
6 25 (11.52%) Dell
7 12 (5.53%) SAP
7 12 (5.53%) Altiris
8 10 (4.61%) IBM
8 10 (4.61%) Oracle
9 9 (4.15%) EMC
10 6 (2.76%) Google
11 5 (2.30%) Telerik
11 5 (2.30%) Planview
12 4 (1.84%) Infor
12 4 (1.84%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.84%) CA
12 4 (1.84%) Epicor
13 3 (1.38%) Cognos
14 2 (0.92%) Siebel
Leicester, Leicestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £16,702 per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicester
Land Registry
Salary: £22,000 - 24,128 per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Merton Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £42000.00 per annum + car/car allowance
Posted: 27 days ago