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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 131 125 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 30.25% 22.05% 32.45%
As % of the Vendors category 65.83% 52.30% 54.71%
Number of salaries quoted 107 108 102
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,780 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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
199 239 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 45.96% 42.15% 59.31%
Number of salaries quoted 166 210 195
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 2 June 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 95 (40.08%) SQL Server
2 83 (35.02%) C#
3 81 (34.18%) Windows
4 73 (30.80%) .NET
5 72 (30.38%) MS Exchange
6 61 (25.74%) MS Excel
7 59 (24.89%) SQL
8 55 (23.21%) Active Directory
9 51 (21.52%) ASP.NET
10 50 (21.10%) JavaScript
11 49 (20.68%) Web Services
11 49 (20.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 48 (20.25%) XML
12 48 (20.25%) CSS
12 48 (20.25%) HTML
12 48 (20.25%) Cisco
12 48 (20.25%) jQuery
13 46 (19.41%) .NET Framework
14 45 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 42 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (17.30%) T-SQL
17 40 (16.88%) SOAP
17 40 (16.88%) VMware
17 40 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
18 39 (16.46%) SQL Server 2012
18 39 (16.46%) Change Management
18 39 (16.46%) Clustering
19 37 (15.61%) XSD
19 37 (15.61%) XSLT
19 37 (15.61%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 72 (30.38%) MS Exchange
2 32 (13.50%) IIS
3 14 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.64%) Lync
5 10 (4.22%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.84%) CMS
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.42%) SAS
9 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (25.74%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.75%) MS Office
3 11 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.95%) MS Project
5 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Primavera
2 4 (1.69%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.84%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.11%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.50%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.33%) Firewall
3 14 (5.91%) VoIP
4 12 (5.06%) PBX
5 10 (4.22%) Unified Communications
6 8 (3.38%) Internet
6 8 (3.38%) SAN
7 7 (2.95%) CTI
8 5 (2.11%) DNS
8 5 (2.11%) WAN
8 5 (2.11%) PABX
9 4 (1.69%) Wireless
10 3 (1.27%) VPN
10 3 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.84%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.84%) LAN
11 2 (0.84%) VLAN
12 1 (0.42%) SSH
12 1 (0.42%) SSL
12 1 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (40.08%) SQL Server
2 49 (20.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 40 (16.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (16.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.42%) MS Access
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.42%) Selenium
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (8.44%) Finance
2 10 (4.22%) Retail
2 10 (4.22%) Marketing
3 9 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.11%) Publishing
5 3 (1.27%) Advertising
5 3 (1.27%) Automotive
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.42%) Billing
6 1 (0.42%) French Language
6 1 (0.42%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (28.27%) Developer
2 37 (15.61%) Software Developer
3 33 (13.92%) Analyst
4 31 (13.08%) Systems Engineer
4 31 (13.08%) Senior Developer
5 25 (10.55%) Senior Software Developer
6 24 (10.13%) Network Manager
7 23 (9.70%) Software Engineer
8 22 (9.28%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (6.75%) Network Engineer
10 13 (5.49%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Security Engineer
12 10 (4.22%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
14 8 (3.38%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.38%) .NET Developer
15 7 (2.95%) Senior Security Engineer
15 7 (2.95%) VoIP Engineer
15 7 (2.95%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (30.80%) .NET
2 51 (21.52%) ASP.NET
3 49 (20.68%) Web Services
4 48 (20.25%) XML
4 48 (20.25%) CSS
4 48 (20.25%) HTML
4 48 (20.25%) jQuery
5 46 (19.41%) .NET Framework
6 40 (16.88%) SOAP
7 37 (15.61%) XSD
7 37 (15.61%) XSLT
8 36 (15.19%) XHTML
8 36 (15.19%) Ajax
9 24 (10.13%) WCF
9 24 (10.13%) WPF
10 15 (6.33%) LINQ
10 15 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 15 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (6.33%) Entity Framework
11 11 (4.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.46%) Clustering
2 15 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.69%) PMI
6 3 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) Social Media
7 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.84%) EPoS
7 2 (0.84%) VLE
8 1 (0.42%) PKI
8 1 (0.42%) Statistics
8 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.42%) User Experience
8 1 (0.42%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 81 (34.18%) Windows
2 45 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (17.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (10.97%) Linux
5 13 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.27%) UNIX
9 1 (0.42%) Debian
9 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
9 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.46%) Change Management
2 28 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (11.39%) Incident Management
3 27 (11.39%) Problem Management
4 26 (10.97%) Software Engineering
5 24 (10.13%) Automated Testing
5 24 (10.13%) Unit Testing
6 22 (9.28%) Use Case
7 20 (8.44%) SDLC
8 17 (7.17%) Data Protection
9 15 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (5.91%) ITIL
11 11 (4.64%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.64%) Project Management
12 10 (4.22%) CRM
12 10 (4.22%) MVC
12 10 (4.22%) Web Development
13 9 (3.80%) Service Management
13 9 (3.80%) Scrum
14 7 (2.95%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.02%) C#
2 59 (24.89%) SQL
3 50 (21.10%) JavaScript
4 41 (17.30%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.44%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.06%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.53%) Java
8 4 (1.69%) VB
9 2 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.42%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) XPath
10 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.64%) MCP
3 10 (4.22%) Degree
4 9 (3.80%) MCSE
5 8 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.38%) PMP
5 8 (3.38%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.69%) MCTS
7 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.84%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.42%) MCDST
9 1 (0.42%) MCITP
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.42%) MCSA
9 1 (0.42%) CCNP
9 1 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (5.06%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.95%) SLA
3 4 (1.69%) PMBOK
3 4 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 55 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 37 (15.61%) Hyper-V
3 32 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.69%) vSphere
4 4 (1.69%) Firmware
5 3 (1.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.42%) vCloud
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.86%) SCCM
2 18 (7.59%) SCOM
3 5 (2.11%) DameWare
3 5 (2.11%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (1.27%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.84%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
6 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (20.25%) Cisco
2 40 (16.88%) VMware
3 33 (13.92%) Citrix
4 31 (13.08%) NetApp
5 30 (12.66%) Dell
6 29 (12.24%) HP
7 16 (6.75%) Altiris
8 8 (3.38%) IBM
8 8 (3.38%) SAP
8 8 (3.38%) Oracle
9 7 (2.95%) EMC
10 4 (1.69%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.69%) Infor
10 4 (1.69%) Planview
10 4 (1.69%) CA
10 4 (1.69%) Epicor
10 4 (1.69%) Google
11 3 (1.27%) Cognos
11 3 (1.27%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.84%) NetSuite
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