The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 - 2
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leighton Buzzard 33.33% - 40.00%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% - 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Leighton Buzzard
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leighton Buzzard 66.67% 5.56% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Average salary £40,500 £80,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.37% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £80,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £67,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015, 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 14 (70.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (40.00%) MVC
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (30.00%) CSS
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Ajax
4 6 (30.00%) Web Development
4 6 (30.00%) Silverlight
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (25.00%) VB
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 3 (15.00%) VBScript
7 3 (15.00%) XML
7 3 (15.00%) XSLT
7 3 (15.00%) Flash
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) ISEB
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
8 2 (10.00%) Retail
8 2 (10.00%) VB6
8 2 (10.00%) Axure RP
8 2 (10.00%) Lync

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leighton Buzzard by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) AWS Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Programmer
4 3 (15.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Web Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Messaging Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (30.00%) CSS
2 6 (30.00%) Ajax
2 6 (30.00%) Silverlight
2 6 (30.00%) jQuery
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (15.00%) HTML5
4 3 (15.00%) Flash
4 3 (15.00%) XML
4 3 (15.00%) XSLT
5 2 (10.00%) WinForms
5 2 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (5.00%) ODBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) MVC
3 6 (30.00%) Web Development
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) SEO
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Change Control
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) VB
4 3 (15.00%) VBScript
5 2 (10.00%) VC++
5 2 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco