The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 88 73 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 22.51% 20.45% 23.24%
As % of the Vendors category 37.77% 36.14% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 56 71 75
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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 Luton region.

Vendors Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
233 202 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 59.59% 56.58% 64.55%
Number of salaries quoted 179 187 238
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Luton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Luton region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 91 (45.96%) .NET
2 88 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 87 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (42.93%) ASP.NET
5 82 (41.41%) MS Excel
6 77 (38.89%) Windows
7 72 (36.36%) C#
8 68 (34.34%) E-Commerce
9 63 (31.82%) HTML
9 63 (31.82%) JavaScript
10 59 (29.80%) Web Services
10 59 (29.80%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (27.78%) IIS
11 55 (27.78%) SQL
12 49 (24.75%) Visual Studio
13 47 (23.74%) XML
14 46 (23.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 45 (22.73%) PowerShell
16 43 (21.72%) TeamCity
16 43 (21.72%) TDD
16 43 (21.72%) Scrum
17 42 (21.21%) MVC
18 37 (18.69%) COM
18 37 (18.69%) DHCP
18 37 (18.69%) Active Directory
18 37 (18.69%) DNS
19 36 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
20 34 (17.17%) MS Office
21 31 (15.66%) Finance
21 31 (15.66%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 55 (27.78%) IIS
2 17 (8.59%) CMS
3 16 (8.08%) NServiceBus
4 14 (7.07%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (3.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.02%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.52%) Apache
9 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.51%) Papyrus
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 82 (41.41%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.17%) MS Office
3 12 (6.06%) MS Project
4 11 (5.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Agresso
1 3 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.51%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 59 (29.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.57%) SaaS
4 3 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.69%) DHCP
1 37 (18.69%) DNS
2 27 (13.64%) FTP
3 10 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.04%) iSCSI
5 7 (3.54%) SAN
6 6 (3.03%) WAN
7 4 (2.02%) LAN
7 4 (2.02%) VPN
7 4 (2.02%) Firewall
8 3 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.52%) SMTP
8 3 (1.52%) DMZ
9 2 (1.01%) MPLS
9 2 (1.01%) OSPF
9 2 (1.01%) BGP
9 2 (1.01%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.01%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.01%) VoIP
9 2 (1.01%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.58%) Crystal Reports
3 14 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.52%) MySQL
8 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) Big Data
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (24.75%) Visual Studio
2 46 (23.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (21.72%) TeamCity
4 27 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 22 (11.11%) JIRA
6 20 (10.10%) Subversion
7 16 (8.08%) Log4Net
7 16 (8.08%) NUnit
7 16 (8.08%) Rhino Mocks
7 16 (8.08%) FinalBuilder
7 16 (8.08%) SpecFlow
7 16 (8.08%) Jasmine
7 16 (8.08%) NSubstitute
8 10 (5.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (15.66%) Finance
2 14 (7.07%) Back Office
3 13 (6.57%) Marketing
4 12 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.02%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (38.38%) Developer
2 30 (15.15%) Web Developer
3 28 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (12.63%) Web Engineer
5 23 (11.62%) Software Developer
6 22 (11.11%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (9.09%) Analyst
8 13 (6.57%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (5.05%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.55%) Systems Tester
11 9 (4.55%) Tester
12 8 (4.04%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.03%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.03%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
13 6 (3.03%) VB.NET Developer
13 6 (3.03%) Release Manager
13 6 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
14 5 (2.53%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (45.96%) .NET
2 85 (42.93%) ASP.NET
3 63 (31.82%) HTML
4 59 (29.80%) Web Services
5 47 (23.74%) XML
6 37 (18.69%) COM
7 31 (15.66%) WCF
8 29 (14.65%) jQuery
9 25 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (8.08%) HTML5
10 16 (8.08%) Castle Windsor
10 16 (8.08%) KnockoutJS
10 16 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (8.08%) XSLT
11 13 (6.57%) Classic ASP
12 10 (5.05%) CSS
12 10 (5.05%) WSDL
13 8 (4.04%) .NET Framework
14 6 (3.03%) XSL
15 5 (2.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.01%) Open Source
5 2 (1.01%) Replication
5 2 (1.01%) SecurID
5 2 (1.01%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.51%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.51%) Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) EPoS
6 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.51%) HACMP
6 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.89%) Windows
2 8 (4.04%) Linux
2 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.53%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.02%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) HPUX
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.34%) E-Commerce
3 43 (21.72%) TDD
3 43 (21.72%) Scrum
4 42 (21.21%) MVC
5 22 (11.11%) BDD
5 22 (11.11%) Database Security
6 20 (10.10%) DevOps
6 20 (10.10%) Waterfall
6 20 (10.10%) Network Load Balancing
7 18 (9.09%) OO
8 17 (8.59%) Project Management
9 16 (8.08%) PRINCE2
9 16 (8.08%) OOP
10 14 (7.07%) ITIL
11 13 (6.57%) Configuration Management
12 12 (6.06%) Web Development
13 11 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (5.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.36%) C#
2 63 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 55 (27.78%) SQL
4 45 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 23 (11.62%) VB
6 18 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 17 (8.59%) VB6
8 16 (8.08%) Ruby
9 11 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.05%) C
11 8 (4.04%) C++
12 4 (2.02%) Java
12 4 (2.02%) PHP
13 1 (0.51%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (14.65%) Degree
2 14 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (3.54%) VCP5
6 4 (2.02%) MCITP
7 3 (1.52%) MCTS
7 3 (1.52%) MCSE
8 2 (1.01%) CCA
8 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.01%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) NCDA
9 1 (0.51%) NCIE
9 1 (0.51%) VCAP
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.63%) SLA
2 7 (3.54%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (18.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.54%) vSphere
4 5 (2.53%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.02%) XenApp
5 4 (2.02%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.02%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.52%) VMFS
7 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.01%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.51%) XenServer
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (12.63%) SCOM
2 16 (8.08%) logstash
3 7 (3.54%) HP SIM
4 6 (3.03%) SCCM
5 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.52%) WSUS
6 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.51%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 15 (7.58%) VMware
2 14 (7.07%) Cisco
3 13 (6.57%) Oracle
4 12 (6.06%) HP
4 12 (6.06%) Dell
5 11 (5.56%) IBM
6 8 (4.04%) Business Objects
7 7 (3.54%) Sitecore
8 6 (3.03%) Perforce
8 6 (3.03%) Citrix
9 5 (2.53%) NetApp
10 4 (2.02%) Symantec
11 3 (1.52%) Cognos
11 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.01%) 3Com
12 2 (1.01%) Civica
12 2 (1.01%) Brocade
12 2 (1.01%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.01%) Aruba
12 2 (1.01%) Akamai
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