The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Loughborough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Loughborough 27.27% 8.00% 12.77%
As % of the Vendors category 54.55% 13.33% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 6
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £27,810
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £23,560
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
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 Loughborough region.

Vendors Category
Loughborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 30 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Loughborough 50.00% 60.00% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 13
Average salary £28,750 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.15% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,619
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £42,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Loughborough

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Loughborough

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Loughborough

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Loughborough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Loughborough

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Loughborough 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 12 (52.17%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) MVC
3 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
3 10 (43.48%) MS Office
3 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
5 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
5 8 (34.78%) LAN
5 8 (34.78%) WAN
5 8 (34.78%) Citrix
5 8 (34.78%) Internet
5 8 (34.78%) CSS
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) XenApp
5 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) CSS3
6 7 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (30.43%) Ember.js
6 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (30.43%) HTML
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) Local Government
8 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Loughborough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Loughborough 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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) LAN
2 8 (34.78%) WAN
2 8 (34.78%) Internet
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) NUnit
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Technical Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Technical Support
4 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
2 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) HTML5
4 7 (30.43%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) CSS3
4 7 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (30.43%) Ember.js
4 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (13.04%) LINQ
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) MFC
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) MVC
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (4.35%) TDD
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) CCSP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCIP
2 1 (4.35%) CCDA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (34.78%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Citrix
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) BT
2 1 (4.35%) Perforce
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Sun