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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 61 108 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 13.01% 28.95% 31.71%
As % of the Vendors category 36.75% 49.32% 51.25%
Number of salaries quoted 50 97 112
Average salary £38,250 £38,000 £33,479
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.65% +13.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,725 £25,000 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,600 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
166 219 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 35.39% 58.71% 61.86%
Number of salaries quoted 144 193 215
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 125 (67.20%) SQL Server
2 103 (55.38%) C#
3 102 (54.84%) .NET
4 88 (47.31%) SQL
5 72 (38.71%) JavaScript
6 71 (38.17%) HTML
7 68 (36.56%) ASP.NET
7 68 (36.56%) CSS
8 65 (34.95%) Windows
9 62 (33.33%) jQuery
10 57 (30.65%) MS Excel
11 54 (29.03%) Ajax
12 53 (28.49%) Visual Studio
13 52 (27.96%) XML
14 50 (26.88%) Web Services
15 49 (26.34%) SQL Server 2012
16 45 (24.19%) SOAP
17 43 (23.12%) SQL Server 2008
18 42 (22.58%) LINQ
18 42 (22.58%) XHTML
18 42 (22.58%) T-SQL
19 39 (20.97%) XSLT
20 38 (20.43%) ASP.NET MVC
21 35 (18.82%) SQL Server 2005
22 31 (16.67%) XSD
23 29 (15.59%) SharePoint
23 29 (15.59%) Active Directory
23 29 (15.59%) .NET Framework
24 28 (15.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 28 (15.05%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (15.59%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.29%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.53%) IIS
4 10 (5.38%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.23%) Apache Solr
8 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.15%) Commerce Server
9 4 (2.15%) Lync
10 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.54%) Site Server
12 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 57 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.22%) MS Office
3 4 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (13.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.54%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.76%) Office 365
2 5 (2.69%) IaaS
2 5 (2.69%) PaaS
3 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) Internet
2 16 (8.60%) WAN
3 14 (7.53%) SAN
4 10 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.38%) LAN
5 9 (4.84%) DNS
6 7 (3.76%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.23%) Firewall
8 5 (2.69%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.69%) VPN
9 4 (2.15%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.08%) DHCP
10 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.08%) Wireless
10 2 (1.08%) MPLS
11 1 (0.54%) NetScreen
11 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.54%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (67.20%) SQL Server
2 49 (26.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (23.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (18.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (9.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (6.99%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.76%) MySQL
11 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
11 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (2.69%) OLAP
13 3 (1.61%) SAP BW
14 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 53 (28.49%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.22%) Eclipse
3 15 (8.06%) NUnit
4 8 (4.30%) Subversion
5 7 (3.76%) JIRA
6 6 (3.23%) Maven
6 6 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.23%) Ant
7 5 (2.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.54%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.54%) MSTest
8 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (10.22%) Retail
2 16 (8.60%) Marketing
3 10 (5.38%) Finance
4 9 (4.84%) Advertising
5 6 (3.23%) Back Office
6 5 (2.69%) Electronics
6 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 106 (56.99%) Developer
2 37 (19.89%) Web Developer
3 34 (18.28%) Senior Developer
4 23 (12.37%) Software Developer
5 16 (8.60%) .NET Developer
5 16 (8.60%) CRM Developer
6 13 (6.99%) Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Senior Web Developer
7 10 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 9 (4.84%) Architect
8 9 (4.84%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.30%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Senior Software Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Consultant
11 6 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (54.84%) .NET
2 71 (38.17%) HTML
3 68 (36.56%) ASP.NET
3 68 (36.56%) CSS
4 62 (33.33%) jQuery
5 54 (29.03%) Ajax
6 52 (27.96%) XML
7 50 (26.88%) Web Services
8 45 (24.19%) SOAP
9 42 (22.58%) XHTML
9 42 (22.58%) LINQ
10 39 (20.97%) XSLT
11 38 (20.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (16.67%) XSD
13 29 (15.59%) .NET Framework
14 28 (15.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 27 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 18 (9.68%) REST
16 18 (9.68%) HTML5
17 16 (8.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) Clustering
2 9 (4.84%) iPhone
3 7 (3.76%) Device Driver
4 6 (3.23%) Tandem
5 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.61%) W3C
7 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.54%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.54%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.54%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.95%) Windows
2 17 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (7.53%) Linux
4 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.69%) UNIX
5 5 (2.69%) HPUX
6 4 (2.15%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.05%) CRM
2 22 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (10.22%) E-Commerce
4 18 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.60%) Scrum
6 15 (8.06%) MVC
6 15 (8.06%) Project Management
7 14 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.99%) UML
9 12 (6.45%) Test Scripting
10 11 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.91%) ITIL
10 11 (5.91%) OO
10 11 (5.91%) Extreme Programming
10 11 (5.91%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.91%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.38%) OWASP
11 10 (5.38%) Web Accessibility
12 9 (4.84%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 103 (55.38%) C#
2 88 (47.31%) SQL
3 72 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 42 (22.58%) T-SQL
5 20 (10.75%) VB.NET
6 13 (6.99%) Java
7 9 (4.84%) VBScript
8 7 (3.76%) C++
9 6 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.61%) VB
11 2 (1.08%) Python
12 1 (0.54%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.54%) VBA
12 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (8.60%) Degree
2 15 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.69%) MCITP
4 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.15%) MCSE
5 3 (1.61%) MCTS
5 3 (1.61%) MCP
5 3 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (1.08%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.54%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.54%) NCDA
7 1 (0.54%) NCIE
7 1 (0.54%) CCEE
7 1 (0.54%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (15.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.38%) XenApp
4 10 (5.38%) vSphere
5 4 (2.15%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) SCCM
1 8 (4.30%) SCOM
2 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.54%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (8.60%) VMware
2 15 (8.06%) Oracle
3 14 (7.53%) HP
4 11 (5.91%) SAP
5 10 (5.38%) Cisco
5 10 (5.38%) Citrix
5 10 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.76%) Perforce
6 7 (3.76%) Dell
7 6 (3.23%) ATG
7 6 (3.23%) Intershop
7 6 (3.23%) hybris
7 6 (3.23%) Demandware
8 5 (2.69%) NetSuite
8 5 (2.69%) Altiris
8 5 (2.69%) Apple
8 5 (2.69%) Siebel
9 4 (2.15%) JBoss
10 3 (1.61%) NetApp
11 2 (1.08%) EMC
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