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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 82 67 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 20.10% 19.14% 22.86%
As % of the Vendors category 34.60% 34.01% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 61 64 78
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,750 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
237 197 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 58.09% 56.29% 63.97%
Number of salaries quoted 195 182 238
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (44.20%) MS Excel
2 79 (43.65%) SQL Server
3 77 (42.54%) .NET
4 73 (40.33%) Windows
5 68 (37.57%) ASP.NET
6 61 (33.70%) C#
7 53 (29.28%) SQL
8 52 (28.73%) E-Commerce
9 48 (26.52%) IIS
10 47 (25.97%) XML
10 47 (25.97%) JavaScript
10 47 (25.97%) HTML
11 46 (25.41%) Web Services
11 46 (25.41%) Visual Studio
12 43 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (21.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (19.34%) TDD
15 33 (18.23%) DHCP
15 33 (18.23%) Active Directory
15 33 (18.23%) DNS
16 31 (17.13%) Scrum
16 31 (17.13%) TeamCity
16 31 (17.13%) PowerShell
17 30 (16.57%) MVC
18 26 (14.36%) Finance
18 26 (14.36%) Degree
18 26 (14.36%) MS Office
19 25 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (12.71%) COM
20 23 (12.71%) SCOM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (26.52%) IIS
2 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.08%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (5.52%) CMS
4 10 (5.52%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (4.42%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.76%) NServiceBus
7 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.66%) Apache
8 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.10%) Papyrus
10 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.55%) Lync
Applications
1 80 (44.20%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.36%) MS Office
3 10 (5.52%) MS Project
4 5 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 43 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.18%) SaaS
4 3 (1.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.23%) DHCP
1 33 (18.23%) DNS
2 22 (12.15%) FTP
3 9 (4.97%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.42%) SAN
5 7 (3.87%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.76%) WAN
7 4 (2.21%) LAN
7 4 (2.21%) Internet
8 3 (1.66%) Firewall
8 3 (1.66%) DMZ
8 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.10%) Network Security
9 2 (1.10%) SMTP
9 2 (1.10%) VPN
10 1 (0.55%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.55%) Wireless
10 1 (0.55%) MPLS
10 1 (0.55%) OSPF
10 1 (0.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (43.65%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.73%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.66%) MySQL
8 3 (1.66%) Big Data
8 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 46 (25.41%) Visual Studio
2 39 (21.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (17.13%) TeamCity
4 21 (11.60%) Subversion
5 15 (8.29%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.08%) JIRA
7 9 (4.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (2.76%) NUnit
8 5 (2.76%) Log4Net
8 5 (2.76%) NSubstitute
8 5 (2.76%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (2.76%) FinalBuilder
8 5 (2.76%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.76%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.55%) VectorCAST
General
1 26 (14.36%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.18%) Marketing
3 11 (6.08%) Back Office
4 5 (2.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (32.04%) Developer
2 23 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (11.60%) Software Developer
3 21 (11.60%) Web Engineer
4 19 (10.50%) Analyst
5 18 (9.94%) Web Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.29%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) Architect
8 10 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.52%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.97%) SharePoint Developer
9 9 (4.97%) Systems Tester
9 9 (4.97%) Tester
10 8 (4.42%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.87%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) Senior Architect
12 6 (3.31%) VB.NET Developer
12 6 (3.31%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (3.31%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (42.54%) .NET
2 68 (37.57%) ASP.NET
3 47 (25.97%) XML
3 47 (25.97%) HTML
4 46 (25.41%) Web Services
5 23 (12.71%) COM
6 20 (11.05%) WCF
7 17 (9.39%) jQuery
8 15 (8.29%) XSLT
9 13 (7.18%) Classic ASP
9 13 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (5.52%) CSS
10 10 (5.52%) WSDL
11 6 (3.31%) XSL
11 6 (3.31%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.76%) XSD
12 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (2.76%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (2.76%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (2.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.18%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.66%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.66%) Open Source
7 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) SecurID
8 1 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) HACMP
8 1 (0.55%) EPoS
8 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.55%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 73 (40.33%) Windows
2 10 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.87%) Linux
4 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
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
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.73%) E-Commerce
2 35 (19.34%) TDD
3 31 (17.13%) Scrum
4 30 (16.57%) MVC
5 25 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (11.05%) Database Security
7 18 (9.94%) Waterfall
8 17 (9.39%) DevOps
8 17 (9.39%) Workflow
9 15 (8.29%) Network Load Balancing
9 15 (8.29%) Project Management
9 15 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (7.73%) PRINCE2
11 13 (7.18%) Configuration Management
12 12 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.63%) Web Development
13 11 (6.08%) ITIL
13 11 (6.08%) BDD
14 10 (5.52%) SOA
15 9 (4.97%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (33.70%) C#
2 53 (29.28%) SQL
3 47 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 31 (17.13%) PowerShell
5 22 (12.15%) VB
6 16 (8.84%) VB6
7 15 (8.29%) VB.NET
8 11 (6.08%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.52%) C
10 8 (4.42%) C++
11 6 (3.31%) Java
12 5 (2.76%) Ruby
13 4 (2.21%) PHP
14 2 (1.10%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.55%) XAML
15 1 (0.55%) Ada
Qualifications
1 26 (14.36%) Degree
2 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (4.97%) Oracle Certification
3 9 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.31%) VCP5
5 5 (2.76%) MCITP
6 4 (2.21%) MCSE
7 3 (1.66%) MCTS
8 2 (1.10%) PCI QSA
8 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
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%) MCP
9 1 (0.55%) VCAP
9 1 (0.55%) NCDA
9 1 (0.55%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.60%) SLA
2 6 (3.31%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) DO-178B
System Software
1 33 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.87%) vSphere
4 5 (2.76%) XenApp
5 4 (2.21%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.21%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.21%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.66%) VMFS
7 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.10%) XenServer
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.55%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 23 (12.71%) SCOM
2 6 (3.31%) SCCM
2 6 (3.31%) HP SIM
3 5 (2.76%) logstash
4 4 (2.21%) 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 17 (9.39%) Oracle
2 14 (7.73%) VMware
3 12 (6.63%) HP
4 10 (5.52%) Cisco
5 7 (3.87%) Dell
5 7 (3.87%) Business Objects
6 6 (3.31%) Citrix
6 6 (3.31%) Perforce
7 5 (2.76%) IBM
7 5 (2.76%) NetApp
8 3 (1.66%) Symantec
9 2 (1.10%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.10%) Civica
10 1 (0.55%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.55%) Brocade
10 1 (0.55%) BT
10 1 (0.55%) Wyse
10 1 (0.55%) 3Com
10 1 (0.55%) Websense
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