The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 163 202 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.67% 21.22% 24.09%
As % of the Vendors category 56.99% 51.93% 47.73%
Number of salaries quoted 130 173 146
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 £25,000 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Vendors Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
286 389 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 39.78% 40.86% 50.47%
Number of salaries quoted 228 342 321
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,550 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +3 119 £42,000 -2.32% 6
Kegworth - 9 £14,000 -
Loughborough -3 7 £47,500 +25.00%
Hinckley -3 6 £55,000 +57.14%
Ashby-de-la-Zouch -4 3 £37,000 +68.18% 1
Melton Mowbray - 1 £18,000 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

1 129 (43.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (37.67%) Windows
3 104 (34.67%) C#
4 93 (31.00%) MS Exchange
5 91 (30.33%) MS Excel
6 88 (29.33%) .NET
7 76 (25.33%) Active Directory
8 70 (23.33%) SQL
9 67 (22.33%) JavaScript
10 63 (21.00%) HTML
11 60 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 60 (20.00%) VMware
12 51 (17.00%) CSS
13 50 (16.67%) Web Services
14 49 (16.33%) jQuery
14 49 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (16.33%) Hyper-V
15 48 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (16.00%) Cisco
16 47 (15.67%) XML
16 47 (15.67%) IIS
16 47 (15.67%) TCP/IP
17 46 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 45 (15.00%) .NET Framework
19 44 (14.67%) SQL Server 2005
19 44 (14.67%) Clustering
20 40 (13.33%) Citrix
21 38 (12.67%) HP
21 38 (12.67%) T-SQL
21 38 (12.67%) Incident Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 93 (31.00%) MS Exchange
2 47 (15.67%) IIS
3 20 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.00%) Lync
4 15 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 91 (30.33%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.33%) MS Office
3 15 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.67%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.33%) Sage 200
3 6 (2.00%) Sage CRM
4 3 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.33%) Primavera
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.67%) Office 365
2 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.67%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.33%) Firewall
3 17 (5.67%) Internet
4 16 (5.33%) SAN
5 13 (4.33%) DNS
5 13 (4.33%) Unified Communications
6 11 (3.67%) WAN
7 9 (3.00%) LAN
7 9 (3.00%) Wireless
8 8 (2.67%) VoIP
9 6 (2.00%) PBX
9 6 (2.00%) PABX
10 5 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.67%) VPN
11 3 (1.00%) DHCP
11 3 (1.00%) VLAN
12 2 (0.67%) CTI
13 1 (0.33%) DMZ
13 1 (0.33%) SSL
13 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (43.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (14.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 37 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (11.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.00%) MySQL
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.33%) MS Access
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (1.00%) AccuRev
2 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.33%) NUnit
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 23 (7.67%) Finance
2 20 (6.67%) Retail
3 11 (3.67%) Banking
4 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.00%) Publishing
5 6 (2.00%) Local Government
6 5 (1.67%) International Banking
6 5 (1.67%) Marketing
7 4 (1.33%) Automotive
8 3 (1.00%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (27.33%) Developer
2 60 (20.00%) Analyst
3 38 (12.67%) Software Developer
4 34 (11.33%) Systems Engineer
5 28 (9.33%) Network Manager
6 27 (9.00%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.00%) Network Engineer
7 21 (7.00%) Software Engineer
7 21 (7.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 21 (7.00%) Senior Software Developer
8 19 (6.33%) Service Analyst
9 14 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
9 14 (4.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.67%) Web Developer
9 14 (4.67%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.33%) Security Engineer
11 12 (4.00%) .NET Developer
11 12 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (29.33%) .NET
2 63 (21.00%) HTML
3 60 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 51 (17.00%) CSS
5 50 (16.67%) Web Services
6 49 (16.33%) jQuery
7 47 (15.67%) XML
8 45 (15.00%) .NET Framework
9 35 (11.67%) XSD
9 35 (11.67%) XSLT
9 35 (11.67%) SOAP
10 34 (11.33%) Ajax
11 32 (10.67%) WCF
11 32 (10.67%) WPF
11 32 (10.67%) XHTML
12 28 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (6.67%) Entity Framework
13 20 (6.67%) LINQ
13 20 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 17 (5.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.67%) Clustering
2 23 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.33%) iSeries
5 4 (1.33%) VLE
6 3 (1.00%) MPEG
6 3 (1.00%) NHS
6 3 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.00%) User Experience
7 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.67%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.67%) EPoS
8 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.33%) IVR
8 1 (0.33%) Tandem
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.33%) Statistics
8 1 (0.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 113 (37.67%) Windows
2 48 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (10.67%) Linux
5 7 (2.33%) UNIX
6 6 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) Debian
9 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.67%) Incident Management
2 37 (12.33%) Problem Management
3 36 (12.00%) Change Management
4 35 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (10.67%) Data Protection
6 29 (9.67%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.67%) Software Engineering
8 25 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 24 (8.00%) MVC
10 23 (7.67%) Unit Testing
11 20 (6.67%) Use Case
12 18 (6.00%) Service Delivery
13 17 (5.67%) ITIL
13 17 (5.67%) Web Development
14 15 (5.00%) Service Management
14 15 (5.00%) Mentoring
15 13 (4.33%) Project Management
16 11 (3.67%) Scrum
16 11 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.67%) C#
2 70 (23.33%) SQL
3 67 (22.33%) JavaScript
4 38 (12.67%) T-SQL
5 37 (12.33%) PowerShell
6 19 (6.33%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.33%) VB
8 8 (2.67%) Java
9 4 (1.33%) C
9 4 (1.33%) VBScript
10 3 (1.00%) C++
10 3 (1.00%) VBA
10 3 (1.00%) Python
10 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.00%) XPath
11 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 19 (6.33%) Degree
2 15 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.33%) PMP
4 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.33%) NVQ Level 3
4 4 (1.33%) MCSE
5 3 (1.00%) MCP
5 3 (1.00%) CIPD
6 1 (0.33%) MCSA
6 1 (0.33%) CCNP
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
6 1 (0.33%) CCDP
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.33%) MCDST
6 1 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.33%) SLA
2 18 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.67%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 49 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (16.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.67%) XenApp
4 4 (1.33%) vSphere
4 4 (1.33%) Firmware
5 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 36 (12.00%) SCCM
2 22 (7.33%) SCOM
3 6 (2.00%) MAILsweeper
3 6 (2.00%) DameWare
4 4 (1.33%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.67%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.67%) WSUS
5 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 60 (20.00%) VMware
2 48 (16.00%) Cisco
3 40 (13.33%) Citrix
4 38 (12.67%) HP
5 36 (12.00%) Dell
6 32 (10.67%) NetApp
7 31 (10.33%) Altiris
8 17 (5.67%) IBM
9 14 (4.67%) EMC
10 10 (3.33%) Oracle
11 8 (2.67%) SAP
12 7 (2.33%) Sage
13 6 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.33%) Sitecore
15 3 (1.00%) Business Objects
15 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.67%) Pegasus
16 2 (0.67%) Avaya
16 2 (0.67%) Adobe
16 2 (0.67%) Google
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