The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor 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 - 8 16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 0 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor - 5.56% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category - 8.33% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 6
Average salary - £47,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Vendors Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10 12 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 62.50% 66.67% 60.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 30
Average salary £70,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £42,500 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the M4 Corridor region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) iPhone
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) UAG
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) ADSL
2 4 (80.00%) Broadband
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Avaya
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) ADSL
1 4 (80.00%) Broadband
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (80.00%) iPhone
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Terminal Services
1 4 (80.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Avaya
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco