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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 67 86 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 16.92% 21.39% 20.68%
As % of the Vendors category 37.85% 49.71% 37.44%
Number of salaries quoted 56 61 71
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £25,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £75,000
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
177 173 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 44.70% 43.03% 55.23%
Number of salaries quoted 117 135 200
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) SQL Server
3 39 (34.51%) .NET
4 35 (30.97%) C#
5 34 (30.09%) MS Office
5 34 (30.09%) ASP.NET
6 32 (28.32%) MS Excel
7 29 (25.66%) Scrum
8 27 (23.89%) Advertising
9 26 (23.01%) MVC
9 26 (23.01%) Project Management
9 26 (23.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (22.12%) ITIL
11 24 (21.24%) TDD
12 22 (19.47%) Active Directory
13 21 (18.58%) BDD
14 20 (17.70%) Office 365
14 20 (17.70%) Windows
15 19 (16.81%) OO
16 18 (15.93%) Selenium
16 18 (15.93%) Kanban
16 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (15.93%) Line Management
17 16 (14.16%) Java
18 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
18 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (13.27%) WCF
18 15 (13.27%) LINQ
18 15 (13.27%) Rhino Mocks
18 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.19%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.42%) CMS
5 4 (3.54%) IIS
6 3 (2.65%) Confluence
7 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (30.09%) MS Office
2 32 (28.32%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.73%) MS Project
4 7 (6.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.65%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.77%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.70%) Office 365
2 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.08%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (7.08%) Amazon S3
4 8 (7.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) SAN
2 9 (7.96%) Intranet
3 8 (7.08%) LDAP
4 2 (1.77%) BGP
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.77%) DHCP
4 2 (1.77%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.77%) IPv4
4 2 (1.77%) OSPF
4 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) Network Security
5 1 (0.88%) VPN
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.93%) Selenium
2 15 (13.27%) Cucumber
2 15 (13.27%) NUnit
2 15 (13.27%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (6.19%) ERwin
3 7 (6.19%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) ClearQuest
4 4 (3.54%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.65%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.65%) JMeter
5 3 (2.65%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.88%) VectorCAST
General
1 27 (23.89%) Advertising
2 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Retail
3 2 (1.77%) Electronics
3 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Billing
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Developer
2 31 (27.43%) .NET Developer
3 22 (19.47%) C# Developer
4 21 (18.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (16.81%) Analyst
5 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 19 (16.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (15.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 14 (12.39%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (10.62%) Architect
8 12 (10.62%) Technical Manager
9 10 (8.85%) Network Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (8.85%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (7.96%) Technical Leader
11 8 (7.08%) Citrix Specialist
12 7 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Office 365 Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
12 7 (6.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.51%) .NET
2 34 (30.09%) ASP.NET
3 26 (23.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 15 (13.27%) Castle Windsor
4 15 (13.27%) Fluent NHibernate
4 15 (13.27%) LINQ
4 15 (13.27%) Lucene
4 15 (13.27%) Lucene.Net
4 15 (13.27%) NHibernate
4 15 (13.27%) WCF
5 13 (11.50%) HTML
6 11 (9.73%) Web Services
7 7 (6.19%) CSS
7 7 (6.19%) CSS3
7 7 (6.19%) HTML5
7 7 (6.19%) jQuery
8 4 (3.54%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.54%) Middleware
9 3 (2.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.19%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.77%) FMCG
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.70%) Windows
2 13 (11.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.31%) Unix
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Linux
7 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) Scrum
3 26 (23.01%) MVC
3 26 (23.01%) Project Management
4 25 (22.12%) ITIL
5 24 (21.24%) TDD
6 21 (18.58%) BDD
7 19 (16.81%) OO
8 18 (15.93%) Kanban
8 18 (15.93%) Line Management
9 15 (13.27%) Scrum-ban
9 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (13.27%) Web Application Development
10 14 (12.39%) Change Management
11 12 (10.62%) E-Commerce
11 12 (10.62%) SDLC
12 11 (9.73%) Incident Management
12 11 (9.73%) Presales
12 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2
13 10 (8.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.97%) C#
2 16 (14.16%) Java
3 14 (12.39%) SQL
4 11 (9.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.65%) C
7 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) Ada
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.08%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (7.08%) MCSE
3 4 (3.54%) Degree
3 4 (3.54%) ISEB
4 3 (2.65%) CCNA
4 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.65%) HP ASE
4 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.65%) PMP
5 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CCNP
6 1 (0.88%) HND
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO27002
System Software
1 22 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) XenApp
3 8 (7.08%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) SCCM
1 8 (7.08%) SCOM
2 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) VMware
2 11 (9.73%) Citrix
3 5 (4.42%) HP
3 5 (4.42%) SAP
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle
5 3 (2.65%) Cisco
5 3 (2.65%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
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