The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Luton region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 96 66 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 20.51% 19.35% 21.39%
As % of the Vendors category 35.16% 34.38% 34.19%
Number of salaries quoted 67 58 73
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 £24,600 £28,950 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 192 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 58.33% 56.30% 62.57%
Number of salaries quoted 231 177 211
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 81 (44.51%) MS Excel
2 74 (40.66%) SQL Server
3 70 (38.46%) Windows
4 69 (37.91%) .NET
5 57 (31.32%) SQL
6 54 (29.67%) ASP.NET
7 53 (29.12%) C#
8 45 (24.73%) XML
9 39 (21.43%) Visual Studio
10 38 (20.88%) IIS
11 37 (20.33%) Web Services
11 37 (20.33%) E-Commerce
12 35 (19.23%) HTML
12 35 (19.23%) JavaScript
13 34 (18.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 31 (17.03%) TDD
15 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 27 (14.84%) DHCP
16 27 (14.84%) DNS
17 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
17 24 (13.19%) MVC
17 24 (13.19%) Scrum
17 24 (13.19%) Degree
17 24 (13.19%) TeamCity
18 23 (12.64%) Finance
19 22 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (11.54%) Workflow
20 21 (11.54%) Subversion
20 21 (11.54%) MS Office
21 20 (10.99%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (20.88%) IIS
2 16 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.59%) MS Exchange
5 10 (5.49%) CMS
6 8 (4.40%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.75%) Lync
8 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.20%) Papyrus
9 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.65%) Apache
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 81 (44.51%) MS Excel
2 21 (11.54%) MS Office
3 10 (5.49%) MS Project
4 7 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.14%) SaaS
3 9 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.84%) DHCP
1 27 (14.84%) DNS
2 16 (8.79%) SAN
3 15 (8.24%) FTP
4 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.95%) Internet
6 7 (3.85%) iSCSI
7 6 (3.30%) Firewall
8 5 (2.75%) VPN
9 4 (2.20%) WAN
10 3 (1.65%) LAN
10 3 (1.65%) DMZ
10 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.65%) DMVPN
11 2 (1.10%) Network Security
11 2 (1.10%) NAS
11 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 2 (1.10%) Intranet
11 2 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (40.66%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (6.59%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.04%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.65%) MySQL
7 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.65%) Big Data
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 39 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 34 (18.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (13.19%) TeamCity
4 21 (11.54%) Subversion
5 8 (4.40%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (3.30%) JIRA
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.55%) VectorCAST
General
1 23 (12.64%) Finance
2 15 (8.24%) Marketing
3 11 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.30%) Legal
4 6 (3.30%) Back Office
5 3 (1.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (25.27%) Developer
2 29 (15.93%) Analyst
3 18 (9.89%) Software Developer
4 15 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (7.14%) Architect
6 13 (7.14%) Web Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (5.49%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Systems Tester
9 9 (4.95%) Tester
10 8 (4.40%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (4.40%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
12 6 (3.30%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.30%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (3.30%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (37.91%) .NET
2 54 (29.67%) ASP.NET
3 45 (24.73%) XML
4 37 (20.33%) Web Services
5 35 (19.23%) HTML
6 15 (8.24%) XSLT
6 15 (8.24%) WCF
7 14 (7.69%) COM
8 13 (7.14%) Classic ASP
9 12 (6.59%) jQuery
10 10 (5.49%) WSDL
10 10 (5.49%) CSS
11 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.30%) XSL
12 6 (3.30%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.75%) XSD
14 3 (1.65%) Silverlight
15 1 (0.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.44%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.65%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.65%) Open Source
6 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.10%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) SecurID
7 1 (0.55%) EPoS
7 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.55%) HACMP
7 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.55%) Blog
7 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.55%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.55%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 70 (38.46%) Windows
2 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.85%) Linux
3 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.20%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) HPUX
7 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.33%) E-Commerce
2 31 (17.03%) TDD
3 24 (13.19%) MVC
3 24 (13.19%) Scrum
4 21 (11.54%) Workflow
5 20 (10.99%) Project Management
6 18 (9.89%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.89%) Waterfall
7 17 (9.34%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.69%) Database Security
9 13 (7.14%) SOA
9 13 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.59%) CRM
10 12 (6.59%) Unit Testing
10 12 (6.59%) Web Development
11 11 (6.04%) Data Management
12 9 (4.95%) Network Load Balancing
12 9 (4.95%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.32%) SQL
2 53 (29.12%) C#
3 35 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.44%) VB
6 13 (7.14%) VB6
7 10 (5.49%) VB.NET
7 10 (5.49%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.49%) C
8 6 (3.30%) Java
9 5 (2.75%) C++
10 4 (2.20%) PHP
10 4 (2.20%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.55%) XAML
11 1 (0.55%) Ada
Qualifications
1 24 (13.19%) Degree
2 18 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.95%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (4.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (3.30%) MCITP
5 6 (3.30%) VCP5
6 5 (2.75%) MCSE
7 3 (1.65%) MCTS
8 2 (1.10%) MCP
8 2 (1.10%) PCI QSA
8 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) NCDA
8 2 (1.10%) NCIE
8 2 (1.10%) CCA
8 2 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.55%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.24%) SLA
2 7 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) DO-178B
System Software
1 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.40%) vSphere
4 7 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.75%) XenApp
7 4 (2.20%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.20%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.65%) VMFS
8 3 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.10%) XenServer
9 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.55%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.55%) Xen
10 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) SCOM
2 6 (3.30%) HP SIM
3 5 (2.75%) SCCM
4 4 (2.20%) WSUS
5 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 20 (10.99%) Oracle
2 19 (10.44%) VMware
3 14 (7.69%) HP
3 14 (7.69%) Cisco
4 9 (4.95%) Citrix
5 6 (3.30%) NetApp
5 6 (3.30%) Dell
5 6 (3.30%) Perforce
6 4 (2.20%) Civica
6 4 (2.20%) IBM
6 4 (2.20%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.65%) Symantec
8 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.10%) EMC
8 2 (1.10%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.55%) Brocade
9 1 (0.55%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.55%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.55%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.55%) Veeam
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Salary: Dependant on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
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Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits,Bonus,Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago
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Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: Benefits,Bonus,Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago
Luton
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
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