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 28 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 22.22% 10.26% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 14.81% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 10
Average salary £29,000 £51,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.41% +36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
5 27 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 55.56% 69.23% 64.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 33
Average salary £57,250 £40,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.12% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 28 January 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) ForgeRock
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) NetIQ
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) ForgeRock