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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 85 83 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 21.41% 19.71% 18.71%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 35.32% 36.65%
Number of salaries quoted 60 68 70
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £75,000 £60,000
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
170 235 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 42.82% 55.82% 51.04%
Number of salaries quoted 133 209 166
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £34,357
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £68,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 58 (48.74%) .NET
2 56 (47.06%) MS Excel
3 52 (43.70%) SQL Server
4 48 (40.34%) Windows
5 40 (33.61%) C#
6 34 (28.57%) MS Office
7 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (26.89%) ASP.NET
9 31 (26.05%) JavaScript
10 28 (23.53%) HTML
11 27 (22.69%) SQL
12 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (21.01%) MVC
14 24 (20.17%) PowerShell
15 23 (19.33%) JIRA
15 23 (19.33%) E-Commerce
15 23 (19.33%) Active Directory
16 21 (17.65%) ITIL
17 19 (15.97%) Web Services
17 19 (15.97%) Degree
17 19 (15.97%) Scrum
17 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (15.13%) TDD
18 18 (15.13%) OO
18 18 (15.13%) Citrix
19 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
19 17 (14.29%) TeamCity
19 17 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 17 (14.29%) Office 365
20 16 (13.45%) HTML5

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (11.76%) IIS
1 14 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.40%) NServiceBus
3 6 (5.04%) CMS
4 4 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.52%) Lync
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.68%) Node.js
7 1 (0.84%) Drupal
Applications
1 56 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 34 (28.57%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.36%) MS Project
5 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.29%) Office 365
3 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.36%) SaaS
5 3 (2.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) SAN
2 9 (7.56%) DHCP
3 8 (6.72%) DNS
3 8 (6.72%) iSCSI
4 5 (4.20%) Internet
5 4 (3.36%) FTP
5 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.36%) Intranet
6 2 (1.68%) ADSL
6 2 (1.68%) PBX
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.84%) WAN
7 1 (0.84%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (43.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.84%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.84%) QlikView
6 1 (0.84%) Big Data
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.33%) JIRA
2 17 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 17 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (9.24%) NUnit
5 10 (8.40%) Log4Net
5 10 (8.40%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (8.40%) FinalBuilder
5 10 (8.40%) SpecFlow
5 10 (8.40%) Jasmine
5 10 (8.40%) NSubstitute
6 9 (7.56%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.84%) Subversion
9 1 (0.84%) Selenium
General
1 7 (5.88%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Publishing
3 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (29.41%) Developer
2 18 (15.13%) Web Developer
3 12 (10.08%) Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.40%) Configuration Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (5.04%) Senior Web Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.20%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Help Desk Technician
9 5 (4.20%) Tester
9 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Support Technician
9 5 (4.20%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (48.74%) .NET
2 32 (26.89%) ASP.NET
3 28 (23.53%) HTML
4 19 (15.97%) Web Services
4 19 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (13.45%) HTML5
5 16 (13.45%) jQuery
6 15 (12.61%) COM
6 15 (12.61%) WCF
7 14 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 13 (10.92%) CSS
9 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (8.40%) Castle Windsor
10 10 (8.40%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (6.72%) XML
12 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (3.36%) CSS3
13 4 (3.36%) Entity Framework
13 4 (3.36%) Ajax
14 3 (2.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Mathematics
2 9 (7.56%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.36%) Statistics
5 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.52%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) PMI
6 2 (1.68%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Open Source
7 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.84%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.84%) LIMS
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.34%) Windows
2 13 (10.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (9.24%) Windows XP
3 11 (9.24%) Windows 8
4 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.88%) Android
6 6 (5.04%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.20%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.36%) Linux
8 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.01%) MVC
3 23 (19.33%) E-Commerce
4 21 (17.65%) ITIL
5 19 (15.97%) Scrum
6 18 (15.13%) TDD
6 18 (15.13%) OO
7 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 16 (13.45%) BDD
9 14 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (10.08%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.40%) Project Management
12 10 (8.40%) OOP
13 9 (7.56%) Service Delivery
13 9 (7.56%) Web Development
14 8 (6.72%) Waterfall
14 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
15 7 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.61%) C#
2 31 (26.05%) JavaScript
3 27 (22.69%) SQL
4 24 (20.17%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.24%) Ruby
5 11 (9.24%) C
6 8 (6.72%) Java
7 6 (5.04%) VB
8 4 (3.36%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.52%) VBA
10 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.84%) PHP
11 1 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (15.97%) Degree
2 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.04%) MCSA
5 5 (4.20%) MCSE
6 4 (3.36%) ISEB
6 4 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.52%) CCA
7 3 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.52%) MCP
7 3 (2.52%) CCNA
8 2 (1.68%) MCTS
8 2 (1.68%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.68%) MOS
8 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.84%) APMP
9 1 (0.84%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.36%) QA
System Software
1 23 (19.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.68%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.84%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) logstash
3 6 (5.04%) SCOM
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.84%) WSUS
5 1 (0.84%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Citrix
2 15 (12.61%) VMware
3 13 (10.92%) Cisco
4 11 (9.24%) Oracle
5 5 (4.20%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.36%) Sybase
6 4 (3.36%) Akamai
7 2 (1.68%) Spiceworks
7 2 (1.68%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.68%) HP
7 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.84%) Infor
8 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.84%) Mitel
8 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.84%) Cognos
8 1 (0.84%) IBM
8 1 (0.84%) Avaya
8 1 (0.84%) Tableau
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