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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 88 73 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 21.57% 20.33% 22.90%
As % of the Vendors category 37.13% 35.96% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56 70 75
Average salary £40,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £30,000 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £75,000 £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
237 203 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 58.09% 56.55% 64.49%
Number of salaries quoted 184 186 238
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 93 (46.73%) .NET
2 92 (46.23%) SQL Server
3 86 (43.22%) ASP.NET
4 84 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (41.21%) MS Excel
6 77 (38.69%) C#
7 76 (38.19%) Windows
8 65 (32.66%) E-Commerce
9 61 (30.65%) Web Services
9 61 (30.65%) HTML
9 61 (30.65%) JavaScript
10 56 (28.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (27.64%) SQL
11 55 (27.64%) IIS
12 50 (25.13%) Visual Studio
12 50 (25.13%) XML
13 48 (24.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 45 (22.61%) PowerShell
15 44 (22.11%) TDD
16 42 (21.11%) Scrum
16 42 (21.11%) TeamCity
17 41 (20.60%) MVC
18 36 (18.09%) COM
19 35 (17.59%) MS Office
19 35 (17.59%) Active Directory
20 34 (17.09%) DHCP
20 34 (17.09%) DNS
21 33 (16.58%) Finance
21 33 (16.58%) Amazon AWS
22 32 (16.08%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 55 (27.64%) IIS
2 16 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.04%) CMS
3 15 (7.54%) NServiceBus
4 13 (6.53%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (5.53%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.01%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.51%) Apache
9 2 (1.01%) Papyrus
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 82 (41.21%) MS Excel
2 35 (17.59%) MS Office
3 10 (5.03%) MS Project
4 8 (4.02%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Agresso
1 2 (1.01%) Exstream
1 2 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 56 (28.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (16.58%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.53%) SaaS
4 3 (1.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.09%) DHCP
1 34 (17.09%) DNS
2 24 (12.06%) FTP
3 9 (4.52%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.52%) iSCSI
4 7 (3.52%) SAN
5 6 (3.02%) WAN
6 4 (2.01%) LAN
6 4 (2.01%) VPN
6 4 (2.01%) Firewall
7 3 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.51%) SMTP
7 3 (1.51%) DMZ
7 3 (1.51%) Internet
8 2 (1.01%) MPLS
8 2 (1.01%) OSPF
8 2 (1.01%) BGP
8 2 (1.01%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.01%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (46.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) Crystal Reports
2 15 (7.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.51%) MySQL
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (25.13%) Visual Studio
2 48 (24.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (21.11%) TeamCity
4 26 (13.07%) Git (software)
5 21 (10.55%) Subversion
5 21 (10.55%) JIRA
6 15 (7.54%) Log4Net
6 15 (7.54%) NUnit
6 15 (7.54%) Rhino Mocks
6 15 (7.54%) FinalBuilder
6 15 (7.54%) SpecFlow
6 15 (7.54%) Jasmine
6 15 (7.54%) NSubstitute
7 10 (5.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (16.58%) Finance
2 15 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.04%) Back Office
4 13 (6.53%) Marketing
5 4 (2.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (39.20%) Developer
2 29 (14.57%) Web Developer
3 26 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (12.06%) Software Developer
5 23 (11.56%) Web Engineer
6 20 (10.05%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.54%) Analyst
8 13 (6.53%) SharePoint Developer
9 12 (6.03%) Support Engineer
10 10 (5.03%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.52%) Systems Tester
11 9 (4.52%) Tester
12 8 (4.02%) Architect
12 8 (4.02%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.02%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.02%) Technical Support Engineer
13 6 (3.02%) VB.NET Developer
13 6 (3.02%) Release Manager
13 6 (3.02%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (46.73%) .NET
2 86 (43.22%) ASP.NET
3 61 (30.65%) Web Services
3 61 (30.65%) HTML
4 50 (25.13%) XML
5 36 (18.09%) COM
6 32 (16.08%) WCF
7 29 (14.57%) jQuery
8 24 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (8.54%) XSLT
10 15 (7.54%) HTML5
10 15 (7.54%) Castle Windsor
10 15 (7.54%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (6.53%) Classic ASP
12 10 (5.03%) CSS
12 10 (5.03%) WSDL
13 7 (3.52%) XSD
14 6 (3.02%) XSL
14 6 (3.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.51%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.51%) Open Source
6 2 (1.01%) SecurID
6 2 (1.01%) Replication
6 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.50%) EPoS
7 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.50%) HACMP
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.50%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.19%) Windows
2 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.52%) Linux
4 5 (2.51%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.01%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.50%) AIX
8 1 (0.50%) HPUX
8 1 (0.50%) Solaris
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.66%) E-Commerce
3 44 (22.11%) TDD
4 42 (21.11%) Scrum
5 41 (20.60%) MVC
6 22 (11.06%) Database Security
7 21 (10.55%) BDD
8 20 (10.05%) DevOps
9 18 (9.05%) Waterfall
9 18 (9.05%) Network Load Balancing
10 17 (8.54%) OO
11 15 (7.54%) OOP
11 15 (7.54%) Project Management
12 14 (7.04%) PRINCE2
12 14 (7.04%) Workflow
13 13 (6.53%) Configuration Management
13 13 (6.53%) Requirements Analysis
13 13 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (6.03%) Web Development
14 12 (6.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (38.69%) C#
2 61 (30.65%) JavaScript
3 55 (27.64%) SQL
4 45 (22.61%) PowerShell
5 23 (11.56%) VB
6 18 (9.05%) VB.NET
7 17 (8.54%) VB6
8 15 (7.54%) Ruby
9 11 (5.53%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.03%) C
11 8 (4.02%) C++
12 6 (3.02%) Java
13 4 (2.01%) PHP
14 2 (1.01%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (14.57%) Degree
2 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.52%) Oracle Certification
3 9 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.02%) VCP5
5 4 (2.01%) MCITP
6 3 (1.51%) MCTS
6 3 (1.51%) MCSE
7 2 (1.01%) CCA
7 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.01%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) NCDA
8 1 (0.50%) NCIE
8 1 (0.50%) VCAP
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.06%) SLA
2 6 (3.02%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (17.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.52%) vSphere
4 4 (2.01%) VMware Server
4 4 (2.01%) XenApp
4 4 (2.01%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.01%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.51%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.51%) VMFS
6 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.01%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.50%) XenServer
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.50%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (12.56%) SCOM
2 15 (7.54%) logstash
3 6 (3.02%) SCCM
3 6 (3.02%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.51%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.50%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 15 (7.54%) Oracle
2 14 (7.04%) VMware
3 13 (6.53%) Cisco
4 12 (6.03%) HP
5 11 (5.53%) Dell
6 10 (5.03%) IBM
7 8 (4.02%) Business Objects
8 6 (3.02%) Citrix
8 6 (3.02%) Perforce
8 6 (3.02%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.51%) NetApp
10 4 (2.01%) Symantec
11 3 (1.51%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.01%) 3Com
12 2 (1.01%) Civica
12 2 (1.01%) Brocade
12 2 (1.01%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.01%) Aruba
12 2 (1.01%) F5
12 2 (1.01%) LogRhythm
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