The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 28.43% 20.39% 20.75%
As % of the Vendors category 53.70% 63.64% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 28 14 5
Average salary £37,500 £46,625 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.57% +9.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £40,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,450 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Kent

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

Vendors Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54 33 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 52.94% 32.04% 39.62%
Number of salaries quoted 53 25 15
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £65,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Maidstone

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Maidstone

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Maidstone region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Maidstone

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 39 (54.17%) C#
3 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (45.83%) WCF
5 29 (40.28%) .NET
6 28 (38.89%) MVC
7 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 23 (31.94%) WinForms
8 23 (31.94%) WPF
9 22 (30.56%) MS Excel
10 19 (26.39%) MS Office
10 19 (26.39%) MVVM
11 18 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 18 (25.00%) TDD
12 17 (23.61%) Scrum
12 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
13 16 (22.22%) Cisco
13 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (22.22%) NUnit
13 16 (22.22%) Spring.NET
13 16 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
13 16 (22.22%) Moq
13 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
13 16 (22.22%) MSTest
13 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (22.22%) Kanban
13 16 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
13 16 (22.22%) Ninject

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 3 (4.17%) Lync
1 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.39%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (18.06%) Cisco PIX
2 13 (18.06%) Firewall
3 10 (13.89%) LAN
3 10 (13.89%) WAN
4 7 (9.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (9.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (9.72%) Internet
5 5 (6.94%) Network Security
5 5 (6.94%) RIP
5 5 (6.94%) OSPF
5 5 (6.94%) BGP
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
7 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQLite
5 2 (2.78%) QlikView
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) DTS
6 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) NUnit
1 16 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (22.22%) Moq
1 16 (22.22%) MSTest
2 14 (19.44%) Xcode
General
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
1 2 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Back Office
2 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) .NET Developer
3 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 8 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Development Team Leader
7 6 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Software Team Leader
8 5 (6.94%) Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Mobile Software Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Escalation Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (45.83%) WCF
2 29 (40.28%) .NET
3 23 (31.94%) WinForms
3 23 (31.94%) WPF
4 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
5 16 (22.22%) Spring.NET
5 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
5 16 (22.22%) Ninject
5 16 (22.22%) Razor View Engine
5 16 (22.22%) Unity DI Container
6 14 (19.44%) Cocoa
6 14 (19.44%) Cocoa Touch
7 12 (16.67%) HTML
8 10 (13.89%) Web Services
9 9 (12.50%) CSS
10 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.39%) REST
11 1 (1.39%) SOAP
11 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 14 (19.44%) User Experience
3 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
4 7 (9.72%) N-Tier
5 4 (5.56%) NHS
5 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.56%) SystemC
6 2 (2.78%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.39%) FMCG
7 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Replication
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (20.83%) Windows XP
4 14 (19.44%) Android
4 14 (19.44%) Apple iOS
5 13 (18.06%) Linux
6 12 (16.67%) Windows Phone
7 9 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) MVC
3 19 (26.39%) MVVM
4 18 (25.00%) TDD
5 17 (23.61%) Scrum
6 16 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
6 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (22.22%) Kanban
6 16 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 13 (18.06%) OO
9 12 (16.67%) iOS Development
10 10 (13.89%) Change Management
11 9 (12.50%) OOP
11 9 (12.50%) CRM
12 5 (6.94%) Network Design
13 4 (5.56%) Project Management
13 4 (5.56%) OOD
13 4 (5.56%) ETL
13 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.17%) C#
2 15 (20.83%) SQL
3 14 (19.44%) Objective-C
4 8 (11.11%) XAML
4 8 (11.11%) VB
4 8 (11.11%) C++
4 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.94%) C
5 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.28%) Degree
3 9 (12.50%) CCNA
4 8 (11.11%) CCSA
4 8 (11.11%) CCNP
4 8 (11.11%) JNCIA
4 8 (11.11%) CCSE
5 7 (9.72%) JNCIS
6 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.78%) MCSA
8 2 (2.78%) CCSP
9 1 (1.39%) MCPD
9 1 (1.39%) MCTS
9 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 4 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Cisco
2 15 (20.83%) F5
2 15 (20.83%) Blue Coat
2 15 (20.83%) Websense
2 15 (20.83%) Juniper
2 15 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 13 (18.06%) Aruba
3 13 (18.06%) Lumension
3 13 (18.06%) SonicWALL
3 13 (18.06%) McAfee
4 10 (13.89%) Xamarin
5 6 (8.33%) Clearswift
5 6 (8.33%) Trend Micro
6 2 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.39%) Kronos
7 1 (1.39%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.39%) VMware
7 1 (1.39%) Sun
7 1 (1.39%) NetApp
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