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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 73 72 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 21.04% 20.69% 18.12%
As % of the Vendors category 35.10% 38.30% 30.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42 71 54
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
208 188 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 59.94% 54.02% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 156 178 210
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 80 (46.78%) .NET
2 79 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (45.03%) SQL Server
4 74 (43.27%) ASP.NET
5 69 (40.35%) MS Excel
6 63 (36.84%) Windows
7 62 (36.26%) C#
8 60 (35.09%) HTML
8 60 (35.09%) JavaScript
9 58 (33.92%) E-Commerce
10 57 (33.33%) SQL
11 53 (30.99%) Microsoft Azure
12 48 (28.07%) Web Services
13 44 (25.73%) Visual Studio
13 44 (25.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (25.15%) XML
14 43 (25.15%) IIS
15 40 (23.39%) TeamCity
16 39 (22.81%) PowerShell
16 39 (22.81%) TDD
16 39 (22.81%) Scrum
17 38 (22.22%) MVC
18 34 (19.88%) COM
19 33 (19.30%) Active Directory
19 33 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (18.13%) MS Office
21 30 (17.54%) DHCP
21 30 (17.54%) DNS
22 29 (16.96%) Degree
23 27 (15.79%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 43 (25.15%) IIS
2 16 (9.36%) CMS
2 16 (9.36%) NServiceBus
3 9 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.17%) Apache
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 69 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 31 (18.13%) MS Office
3 12 (7.02%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.26%) MS Project
5 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Agresso
1 5 (2.92%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.58%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 53 (30.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.43%) SaaS
4 3 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.54%) DHCP
1 30 (17.54%) DNS
2 24 (14.04%) FTP
3 7 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.51%) SAN
5 5 (2.92%) WAN
5 5 (2.92%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.34%) VPN
6 4 (2.34%) Firewall
7 3 (1.75%) LAN
8 2 (1.17%) VoIP
8 2 (1.17%) ATM
8 2 (1.17%) ISDN
8 2 (1.17%) SMTP
8 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.17%) DMZ
8 2 (1.17%) Internet
8 2 (1.17%) MPLS
8 2 (1.17%) OSPF
8 2 (1.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (45.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.77%) Crystal Reports
3 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.17%) MySQL
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 44 (25.73%) Visual Studio
1 44 (25.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (23.39%) TeamCity
3 25 (14.62%) Git (software)
4 22 (12.87%) JIRA
5 18 (10.53%) Subversion
6 16 (9.36%) Log4Net
6 16 (9.36%) NUnit
6 16 (9.36%) Rhino Mocks
6 16 (9.36%) FinalBuilder
6 16 (9.36%) SpecFlow
6 16 (9.36%) Jasmine
6 16 (9.36%) NSubstitute
7 10 (5.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (13.45%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Back Office
3 11 (6.43%) Marketing
4 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (39.77%) Developer
2 28 (16.37%) Web Developer
3 24 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (12.87%) Software Developer
4 22 (12.87%) Web Engineer
5 20 (11.70%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.36%) Analyst
7 11 (6.43%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) Tester
8 9 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.26%) Systems Tester
9 7 (4.09%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.51%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.51%) Release Manager
10 6 (3.51%) Technical Support Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) VB.NET Developer
10 6 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Cognos Developer
11 5 (2.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (46.78%) .NET
2 74 (43.27%) ASP.NET
3 60 (35.09%) HTML
4 48 (28.07%) Web Services
5 43 (25.15%) XML
6 34 (19.88%) COM
7 27 (15.79%) WCF
7 27 (15.79%) jQuery
8 24 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (9.36%) HTML5
9 16 (9.36%) Castle Windsor
9 16 (9.36%) KnockoutJS
9 16 (9.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (7.60%) Classic ASP
11 12 (7.02%) XSLT
12 9 (5.26%) WSDL
12 9 (5.26%) CSS
13 8 (4.68%) .NET Framework
14 6 (3.51%) XSL
15 3 (1.75%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.92%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.92%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.17%) Replication
6 2 (1.17%) SecurID
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) EPoS
7 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.58%) HACMP
7 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.58%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 63 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.92%) Linux
3 5 (2.92%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) AIX
6 1 (0.58%) HPUX
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.92%) E-Commerce
3 39 (22.81%) TDD
3 39 (22.81%) Scrum
4 38 (22.22%) MVC
5 21 (12.28%) BDD
6 19 (11.11%) Database Security
7 18 (10.53%) DevOps
7 18 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 18 (10.53%) Network Load Balancing
7 18 (10.53%) OO
8 16 (9.36%) OOP
9 15 (8.77%) Project Management
10 13 (7.60%) ITIL
11 12 (7.02%) PRINCE2
11 12 (7.02%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.43%) Web Development
13 9 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.26%) System Testing
14 7 (4.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.26%) C#
2 60 (35.09%) JavaScript
3 57 (33.33%) SQL
4 39 (22.81%) PowerShell
5 23 (13.45%) VB
6 18 (10.53%) VB.NET
7 17 (9.94%) VB6
8 16 (9.36%) Ruby
9 11 (6.43%) T-SQL
10 9 (5.26%) C
11 8 (4.68%) C++
12 3 (1.75%) PHP
13 1 (0.58%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (16.96%) Degree
2 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.34%) MCITP
6 4 (2.34%) VCP5
7 3 (1.75%) MCTS
7 3 (1.75%) MCSE
8 2 (1.17%) CCA
8 2 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.17%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) NCDA
9 1 (0.58%) NCIE
9 1 (0.58%) VCAP
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.45%) SLA
2 7 (4.09%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.92%) vSphere
4 4 (2.34%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.75%) XenApp
5 3 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.75%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.17%) VMFS
6 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.58%) XenServer
7 1 (0.58%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (12.87%) SCOM
2 16 (9.36%) logstash
3 6 (3.51%) SCCM
4 4 (2.34%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.75%) WSUS
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 12 (7.02%) Oracle
1 12 (7.02%) Cisco
1 12 (7.02%) VMware
2 11 (6.43%) IBM
3 10 (5.85%) Dell
4 9 (5.26%) HP
5 8 (4.68%) Business Objects
6 7 (4.09%) Sitecore
7 6 (3.51%) Perforce
7 6 (3.51%) Citrix
8 5 (2.92%) Cognos
9 4 (2.34%) NetApp
9 4 (2.34%) Symantec
10 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.17%) Veritas
11 2 (1.17%) Lotus
11 2 (1.17%) Avaya
11 2 (1.17%) Juniper
11 2 (1.17%) Websense
11 2 (1.17%) BT
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