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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 81 88 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 18.71% 19.34% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 33.61% 38.10% 34.12%
Number of salaries quoted 67 77 62
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
241 231 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 55.66% 50.77% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 216 171 158
Average salary £42,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 68 (51.52%) MS Excel
2 64 (48.48%) SQL Server
3 50 (37.88%) .NET
4 48 (36.36%) Windows
5 46 (34.85%) C#
6 35 (26.52%) SQL
7 33 (25.00%) Web Services
8 31 (23.48%) ASP.NET
9 30 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (21.21%) Finance
11 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
12 22 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 22 (16.67%) SOA
13 21 (15.91%) Unit Testing
14 20 (15.15%) VMware
14 20 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (14.39%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
15 19 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (13.64%) MS Office
16 18 (13.64%) Oracle
16 18 (13.64%) IIS
17 17 (12.88%) XML
17 17 (12.88%) DNS
17 17 (12.88%) N-Tier
17 17 (12.88%) Workflow
17 17 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (12.12%) TDD
18 16 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (12.12%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
2 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 18 (13.64%) IIS
4 14 (10.61%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (10.61%) MS Exchange
5 9 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.55%) Lync
7 5 (3.79%) Papyrus
8 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (51.52%) MS Excel
2 18 (13.64%) MS Office
3 2 (1.52%) MS Project
3 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.76%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.79%) SaaS
3 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.88%) DNS
2 16 (12.12%) DHCP
3 15 (11.36%) Internet
4 14 (10.61%) SAN
5 9 (6.82%) FTP
6 6 (4.55%) LAN
7 5 (3.79%) Firewall
7 5 (3.79%) WAN
8 3 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.27%) VPN
8 3 (2.27%) DMVPN
9 2 (1.52%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.52%) NAS
9 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.52%) Intranet
9 2 (1.52%) Wireless
9 2 (1.52%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.52%) Network Security
10 1 (0.76%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (10.61%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.55%) OLAP
8 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.52%) Big Data
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.76%) MS Access
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.76%) Selenium
5 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.76%) Subversion
5 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.76%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.82%) Legal
3 5 (3.79%) Marketing
4 3 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Avionics
5 1 (0.76%) Military
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Architect
2 29 (21.97%) Solutions Architect
3 27 (20.45%) Analyst
4 21 (15.91%) Developer
5 8 (6.06%) Senior Architect
6 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Development Manager
6 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.30%) Consultant
6 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Web Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (37.88%) .NET
2 33 (25.00%) Web Services
3 31 (23.48%) ASP.NET
4 17 (12.88%) XML
5 15 (11.36%) WCF
6 12 (9.09%) Silverlight
7 5 (3.79%) COM
7 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.03%) XSD
8 4 (3.03%) XSLT
9 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.27%) HTML
10 1 (0.76%) jQuery
10 1 (0.76%) SGML
10 1 (0.76%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (12.88%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.52%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.52%) Open Source
4 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.52%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Blog
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
5 1 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.27%) Linux
4 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 22 (16.67%) SOA
2 21 (15.91%) Unit Testing
3 19 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (12.88%) Workflow
5 16 (12.12%) TDD
6 15 (11.36%) Change Management
6 15 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (10.61%) MVC
8 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.85%) Scrum
9 12 (9.09%) AOP
9 12 (9.09%) Refactoring
10 9 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.82%) CRM
11 8 (6.06%) Data Management
12 7 (5.30%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (5.30%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.85%) C#
2 35 (26.52%) SQL
3 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.30%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.55%) Java
5 6 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.27%) PowerHouse
6 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.76%) Ada
8 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (3.03%) Degree
3 3 (2.27%) CCA
3 3 (2.27%) MCSE
3 3 (2.27%) NCDA
3 3 (2.27%) NCIE
4 2 (1.52%) CCEE
4 2 (1.52%) CCIA
4 2 (1.52%) MCP
4 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.52%) CCEA
4 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) MCTS
5 1 (0.76%) PMP
5 1 (0.76%) MCSA
5 1 (0.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
System Software
1 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.79%) XenApp
5 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.52%) XenServer
7 2 (1.52%) vSphere
7 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.76%) Xen
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) SCOM
2 7 (5.30%) SCCM
3 2 (1.52%) WSUS
4 1 (0.76%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) VMware
2 18 (13.64%) Oracle
3 16 (12.12%) Cisco
4 11 (8.33%) HP
5 10 (7.58%) Citrix
6 7 (5.30%) NetApp
7 5 (3.79%) EMC
7 5 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.52%) IBM
8 2 (1.52%) Civica
8 2 (1.52%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.76%) Dell
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.76%) Adobe
9 1 (0.76%) SAP
9 1 (0.76%) Sybase
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