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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 123 136 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 28.47% 23.41% 29.28%
As % of the Vendors category 63.73% 52.71% 50.39%
Number of salaries quoted 99 119 109
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £38,097
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +11.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,700 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £59,000
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
193 258 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 44.68% 44.41% 58.11%
Number of salaries quoted 160 233 228
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £32,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,150 £52,500 £49,750
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 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 97 (45.33%) SQL Server
2 82 (38.32%) C#
3 73 (34.11%) MS Exchange
4 70 (32.71%) Windows
4 70 (32.71%) .NET
5 54 (25.23%) SQL
5 54 (25.23%) Active Directory
6 49 (22.90%) JavaScript
7 48 (22.43%) ASP.NET
7 48 (22.43%) MS Excel
8 47 (21.96%) HTML
8 47 (21.96%) jQuery
9 46 (21.50%) Web Services
10 45 (21.03%) XML
10 45 (21.03%) CSS
10 45 (21.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 43 (20.09%) .NET Framework
12 41 (19.16%) Cisco
13 40 (18.69%) VMware
14 38 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (17.76%) Hyper-V
15 37 (17.29%) SOAP
15 37 (17.29%) T-SQL
16 36 (16.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (16.36%) SQL Server 2012
17 35 (16.36%) Clustering
18 34 (15.89%) Ajax
18 34 (15.89%) IIS
18 34 (15.89%) XSD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 73 (34.11%) MS Exchange
2 34 (15.89%) IIS
3 15 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.54%) Lync
5 11 (5.14%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.93%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 48 (22.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.21%) MS Office
3 7 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.40%) MS Project
4 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.47%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.27%) Office 365
2 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.42%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.07%) Unified Communications
3 12 (5.61%) Firewall
4 10 (4.67%) Internet
4 10 (4.67%) VoIP
5 7 (3.27%) PBX
6 6 (2.80%) DNS
6 6 (2.80%) PABX
7 5 (2.34%) WAN
7 5 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.34%) SAN
8 4 (1.87%) Wireless
9 3 (1.40%) VPN
10 2 (0.93%) LAN
10 2 (0.93%) CTI
10 2 (0.93%) VLAN
11 1 (0.47%) Network Security
11 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.47%) SSH
11 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (45.33%) SQL Server
2 45 (21.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 36 (16.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (16.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.93%) MySQL
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 15 (7.01%) Finance
2 7 (3.27%) Retail
3 5 (2.34%) Publishing
4 4 (1.87%) Automotive
4 4 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (30.84%) Developer
2 36 (16.82%) Software Developer
3 30 (14.02%) Analyst
4 27 (12.62%) Network Manager
5 25 (11.68%) Systems Engineer
5 25 (11.68%) Senior Developer
6 22 (10.28%) Software Engineer
7 21 (9.81%) Senior Software Engineer
8 20 (9.35%) Senior Software Developer
8 20 (9.35%) Network Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Web Developer
9 10 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Applications Developer
12 6 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.80%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.71%) .NET
2 48 (22.43%) ASP.NET
3 47 (21.96%) jQuery
3 47 (21.96%) HTML
4 46 (21.50%) Web Services
5 45 (21.03%) XML
5 45 (21.03%) CSS
6 43 (20.09%) .NET Framework
7 37 (17.29%) SOAP
8 34 (15.89%) XSD
8 34 (15.89%) XSLT
8 34 (15.89%) XHTML
8 34 (15.89%) Ajax
9 24 (11.21%) WPF
10 23 (10.75%) WCF
11 20 (9.35%) LINQ
11 20 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (9.35%) Entity Framework
11 20 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 10 (4.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.36%) Clustering
2 12 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.40%) NHS
4 3 (1.40%) VLE
5 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.47%) EPoS
6 1 (0.47%) PKI
6 1 (0.47%) Statistics
6 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (32.71%) Windows
2 38 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (13.08%) Linux
5 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.40%) UNIX
7 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.47%) Debian
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.08%) Change Management
2 26 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (12.15%) Incident Management
2 26 (12.15%) Problem Management
3 24 (11.21%) Software Engineering
4 23 (10.75%) Automated Testing
4 23 (10.75%) Unit Testing
5 21 (9.81%) Use Case
5 21 (9.81%) Data Protection
6 14 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (5.61%) Web Development
7 12 (5.61%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.61%) MVC
8 11 (5.14%) ITIL
9 9 (4.21%) Service Management
10 8 (3.74%) Scrum
11 5 (2.34%) Data Management
11 5 (2.34%) Time Management
11 5 (2.34%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (1.87%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 82 (38.32%) C#
2 54 (25.23%) SQL
3 49 (22.90%) JavaScript
4 37 (17.29%) T-SQL
5 25 (11.68%) PowerShell
6 14 (6.54%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.80%) VB
7 6 (2.80%) Java
8 2 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) VBScript
9 1 (0.47%) VBA
9 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (3.27%) Degree
4 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.34%) MCP
5 5 (2.34%) MCSE
6 3 (1.40%) PMP
6 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.40%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (0.93%) MCTS
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.47%) MCDST
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
8 1 (0.47%) CCNP
8 1 (0.47%) CCNA
8 1 (0.47%) CCDP
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (4.21%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 54 (25.23%) Active Directory
2 38 (17.76%) Hyper-V
3 33 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.87%) XenApp
4 4 (1.87%) Firmware
4 4 (1.87%) vSphere
5 2 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.47%) vCloud
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.68%) SCCM
2 22 (10.28%) SCOM
3 6 (2.80%) MAILsweeper
3 6 (2.80%) DameWare
4 4 (1.87%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.93%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.93%) WSUS
5 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Nagios
6 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (19.16%) Cisco
2 40 (18.69%) VMware
3 33 (15.42%) Citrix
4 30 (14.02%) HP
4 30 (14.02%) Dell
5 29 (13.55%) NetApp
6 20 (9.35%) Altiris
7 5 (2.34%) Oracle
8 4 (1.87%) EMC
8 4 (1.87%) IBM
8 4 (1.87%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.40%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.40%) SAP
10 2 (0.93%) Siebel
10 2 (0.93%) Adobe
10 2 (0.93%) Google
10 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.47%) Apple
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Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £46,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
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