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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 61 130 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 16.18% 23.55% 23.91%
As % of the Vendors category 43.88% 47.27% 47.83%
Number of salaries quoted 56 117 71
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 £26,000 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,442 £52,500
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
139 275 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 36.87% 49.82% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 124 232 143
Average salary £41,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £56,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 28 November 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 60 (49.18%) SQL Server
2 50 (40.98%) Windows
3 45 (36.89%) .NET
4 39 (31.97%) JavaScript
5 38 (31.15%) C#
6 37 (30.33%) SQL
7 34 (27.87%) HTML
8 33 (27.05%) jQuery
9 32 (26.23%) MS Excel
10 29 (23.77%) CSS
10 29 (23.77%) Web Services
11 27 (22.13%) XML
12 24 (19.67%) SharePoint
13 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
13 22 (18.03%) LINQ
13 22 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (17.21%) Ajax
14 21 (17.21%) Active Directory
15 20 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (15.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 19 (15.57%) XSLT
16 19 (15.57%) .NET Framework
17 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (14.75%) Finance
17 18 (14.75%) T-SQL
18 16 (13.11%) Internet
18 16 (13.11%) ASP.NET
18 16 (13.11%) VMware
18 16 (13.11%) Waterfall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 24 (19.67%) SharePoint
2 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.56%) IIS
4 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.10%) Lync
6 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.64%) JBoss
7 2 (1.64%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.82%) Apache
8 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (26.23%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.66%) MS Office
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.82%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.82%) Line 500
2 1 (0.82%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.82%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Office 365
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) Internet
2 8 (6.56%) Firewall
2 8 (6.56%) WAN
2 8 (6.56%) VPN
3 5 (4.10%) PBX
3 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.28%) IP Telephony
4 4 (3.28%) LAN
4 4 (3.28%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.46%) DNS
6 2 (1.64%) DHCP
6 2 (1.64%) SAN
6 2 (1.64%) MPLS
6 2 (1.64%) Wireless
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.82%) PABX
7 1 (0.82%) NetScreen
7 1 (0.82%) VLAN
7 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (49.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (7.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (7.38%) MySQL
8 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.82%) Informix
10 1 (0.82%) MS Access
10 1 (0.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.10%) Subversion
3 4 (3.28%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.46%) MSTest
5 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (1.64%) NUnit
6 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.64%) Publishing
2 2 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Billing
3 1 (0.82%) Marketing
3 1 (0.82%) Automotive
3 1 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (36.89%) Developer
2 17 (13.93%) Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.66%) C# Developer
5 12 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Junior
7 10 (8.20%) VB.NET Developer
8 8 (6.56%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Junior Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Software Development Manager
9 7 (5.74%) Development Manager
9 7 (5.74%) Software Manager
10 6 (4.92%) Junior VB.NET Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Junior C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.89%) .NET
2 34 (27.87%) HTML
3 33 (27.05%) jQuery
4 29 (23.77%) CSS
4 29 (23.77%) Web Services
5 27 (22.13%) XML
6 22 (18.03%) LINQ
7 21 (17.21%) Ajax
8 19 (15.57%) .NET Framework
8 19 (15.57%) XSLT
8 19 (15.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (13.11%) ASP.NET
10 14 (11.48%) SOAP
11 12 (9.84%) JSON
12 10 (8.20%) XHTML
12 10 (8.20%) XSD
13 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (4.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.38%) Clustering
3 7 (5.74%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.92%) Tandem
5 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.10%) IVR
6 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.64%) VLE
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.82%) W3C
7 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.82%) Open Source
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (40.98%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (9.84%) Linux
5 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.28%) UNIX
7 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (13.11%) Waterfall
4 15 (12.30%) Project Management
5 13 (10.66%) ITIL
6 12 (9.84%) Web Development
7 8 (6.56%) ERP
7 8 (6.56%) MVC
7 8 (6.56%) Migration
8 7 (5.74%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.92%) CRM
10 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.10%) Change Management
10 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.10%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.10%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.10%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.10%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.28%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.97%) JavaScript
2 38 (31.15%) C#
3 37 (30.33%) SQL
4 18 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.48%) VB.NET
6 9 (7.38%) VB
7 6 (4.92%) Java
8 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.46%) VBScript
10 2 (1.64%) VBA
11 1 (0.82%) Python
11 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.82%) C++
11 1 (0.82%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.38%) Degree
3 4 (3.28%) NVQ Level 3
3 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) MCSE
4 3 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.46%) MCP
4 3 (2.46%) MCITP
5 2 (1.64%) MCTS
5 2 (1.64%) CCNA
5 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.82%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.28%) vSphere
5 3 (2.46%) XenApp
6 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) SCCM
2 5 (4.10%) SCOM
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.82%) DameWare
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.82%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) VMware
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) Cisco
4 8 (6.56%) Citrix
5 7 (5.74%) HP
6 6 (4.92%) NetApp
6 6 (4.92%) SAP
7 4 (3.28%) Dell
7 4 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.46%) Altiris
8 3 (2.46%) NetSuite
8 3 (2.46%) Siebel
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.64%) Sage
9 2 (1.64%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.64%) NEC
10 1 (0.82%) Perforce
10 1 (0.82%) EMC
10 1 (0.82%) Tableau
10 1 (0.82%) Google
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Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
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