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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 7.14% 10.00% 8.96%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 12.50% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Average salary £40,000 £26,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -30.66%
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
9 32 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 64.29% 80.00% 56.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 35
Average salary £57,500 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+121.15% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 20 April 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%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
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%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) NetIQ
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) E-Learning
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) ForgeRock
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
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
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Instructional Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) E-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) NetIQ
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) ForgeRock