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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 110 109 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 26.13% 22.20% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 61.45% 38.79% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 101 76 49
Average salary £42,500 £43,700 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.74% -20.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,007 £24,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
179 281 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 42.52% 57.23% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 168 238 171
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 89 (51.45%) .NET
2 82 (47.40%) SQL Server
3 73 (42.20%) Windows
4 66 (38.15%) C#
5 64 (36.99%) MS Excel
6 56 (32.37%) SQL
7 55 (31.79%) ASP.NET
8 51 (29.48%) HTML
9 45 (26.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 44 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (24.86%) JavaScript
12 40 (23.12%) MS Office
13 37 (21.39%) ITIL
14 35 (20.23%) Degree
15 33 (19.08%) CSS
16 31 (17.92%) MVC
17 30 (17.34%) SDLC
18 29 (16.76%) Office 365
18 29 (16.76%) Citrix
18 29 (16.76%) E-Commerce
19 28 (16.18%) Active Directory
19 28 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (15.61%) PowerShell
21 25 (14.45%) SharePoint
22 24 (13.87%) Web Services
22 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (13.87%) JIRA
22 24 (13.87%) jQuery
22 24 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
23 23 (13.29%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (14.45%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.09%) IIS
3 10 (5.78%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (5.78%) NServiceBus
4 9 (5.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.05%) CMS
6 5 (2.89%) Lync
7 4 (2.31%) Node.js
8 1 (0.58%) Drupal
Applications
1 64 (36.99%) MS Excel
2 40 (23.12%) MS Office
3 5 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.31%) MS Project
5 2 (1.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 45 (26.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (16.76%) Office 365
3 19 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.05%) SaaS
4 7 (4.05%) PaaS
5 2 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.29%) SAN
2 13 (7.51%) iSCSI
3 12 (6.94%) DNS
4 11 (6.36%) DHCP
5 10 (5.78%) Intranet
6 7 (4.05%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.89%) PBX
8 4 (2.31%) FTP
8 4 (2.31%) Internet
9 3 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.16%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.16%) ADSL
11 1 (0.58%) LAN
11 1 (0.58%) WAN
11 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (47.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (4.05%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.31%) MS Access
9 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.16%) MySQL
11 1 (0.58%) OLAP
11 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.58%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.58%) QlikView
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.58%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 24 (13.87%) JIRA
2 21 (12.14%) Visual Studio
3 18 (10.40%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.25%) TeamCity
5 15 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (6.94%) NUnit
7 10 (5.78%) Log4Net
7 10 (5.78%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (5.78%) FinalBuilder
7 10 (5.78%) SpecFlow
7 10 (5.78%) Jasmine
7 10 (5.78%) NSubstitute
8 5 (2.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.73%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (5.78%) Finance
2 6 (3.47%) Retail
3 4 (2.31%) Legal
3 4 (2.31%) Publishing
4 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (26.59%) Developer
2 20 (11.56%) Web Developer
3 14 (8.09%) Analyst
3 14 (8.09%) Architect
4 12 (6.94%) Senior Developer
4 12 (6.94%) C# Developer
5 11 (6.36%) Help Desk Support
5 11 (6.36%) DBA
6 10 (5.78%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.78%) Configuration Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Help Desk Support Technician
7 9 (5.20%) Support Technician
7 9 (5.20%) Tester
7 9 (5.20%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Help Desk Technician
8 8 (4.62%) SQL DBA
8 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Software Tester
9 7 (4.05%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (51.45%) .NET
2 55 (31.79%) ASP.NET
3 51 (29.48%) HTML
4 33 (19.08%) CSS
5 24 (13.87%) Web Services
5 24 (13.87%) jQuery
6 22 (12.72%) HTML5
7 20 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (9.83%) WCF
9 16 (9.25%) .NET Framework
10 15 (8.67%) COM
11 12 (6.94%) XML
12 11 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (5.78%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (5.78%) Castle Windsor
14 7 (4.05%) CSS3
14 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (4.05%) Ajax
15 6 (3.47%) WPF
16 3 (1.73%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.98%) Mathematics
2 11 (6.36%) Client/Server
2 11 (6.36%) Clustering
3 7 (4.05%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.31%) Replication
6 3 (1.73%) Statistics
6 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.73%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) PMI
8 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 73 (42.20%) Windows
2 28 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.83%) Windows 8
5 14 (8.09%) Windows XP
6 9 (5.20%) Android
6 9 (5.20%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.05%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.47%) Windows Vista
8 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.39%) ITIL
3 31 (17.92%) MVC
4 30 (17.34%) SDLC
5 29 (16.76%) E-Commerce
6 22 (12.72%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (11.56%) TDD
7 20 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (11.56%) Scrum
8 18 (10.40%) OO
9 16 (9.25%) Waterfall
9 16 (9.25%) BDD
10 14 (8.09%) Configuration Management
10 14 (8.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (7.51%) Project Management
12 12 (6.94%) Web Development
13 11 (6.36%) High Availability
13 11 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.36%) Service Delivery
14 10 (5.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 66 (38.15%) C#
2 56 (32.37%) SQL
3 43 (24.86%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.61%) PowerShell
5 20 (11.56%) C
6 14 (8.09%) VB
7 11 (6.36%) Ruby
8 10 (5.78%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.05%) Java
10 6 (3.47%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.73%) C++
11 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) VBA
13 1 (0.58%) VB6
13 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (20.23%) Degree
2 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (9.25%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (6.94%) MCSE
5 11 (6.36%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (4.62%) MCSA
6 8 (4.62%) ISEB
7 6 (3.47%) CCA
7 6 (3.47%) CCNA
7 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.31%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.73%) PMP
9 3 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.16%) MOS
10 2 (1.16%) MCTS
10 2 (1.16%) MCP
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) SLA
2 6 (3.47%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.51%) Terminal Services
4 9 (5.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.73%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.16%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.16%) vSphere
6 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.51%) SCCM
2 10 (5.78%) logstash
3 6 (3.47%) SCOM
4 5 (2.89%) Windows Intune
5 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.16%) Puppet
6 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (16.76%) Citrix
2 20 (11.56%) VMware
2 20 (11.56%) Cisco
3 18 (10.40%) Oracle
4 6 (3.47%) Akamai
5 4 (2.31%) Sybase
5 4 (2.31%) Mitel
6 3 (1.73%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.16%) F5
7 2 (1.16%) Spiceworks
8 1 (0.58%) Tableau
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) SAP
8 1 (0.58%) Cognos
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