The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Leighton Buzzard region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Leighton Buzzard region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank - 2 9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 0 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leighton Buzzard - 40.00% 22.86%
As % of the Vendors category - 50.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 8
Average salary - £42,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Leighton Buzzard
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leighton Buzzard 11.76% 80.00% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 8
Average salary £55,750 £67,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.40% +125.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £45,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,150 £45,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leighton Buzzard

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leighton Buzzard

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leighton Buzzard

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Leighton Buzzard

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leighton Buzzard

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leighton Buzzard 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 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Tandem
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) CAD
6 1 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (12.50%) VBA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leighton Buzzard by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leighton Buzzard 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Developer
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Tandem
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco