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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 30 109 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 34.88% 43.08% 16.87%
As % of the Vendors category 47.62% 85.16% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 24 50 13
Average salary £31,750 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £23,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £61,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
63 128 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 73.26% 50.59% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 24
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -21.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Maidstone

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 55 (59.78%) SQL Server
2 53 (57.61%) Windows
3 43 (46.74%) .NET
4 37 (40.22%) C#
5 33 (35.87%) ASP.NET
5 33 (35.87%) MVC
6 28 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 27 (29.35%) VMware
8 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (27.17%) Scrum
9 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (25.00%) WCF
10 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (25.00%) Citrix
10 23 (25.00%) DHCP
10 23 (25.00%) DNS
10 23 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 20 (21.74%) MS Excel
11 20 (21.74%) PowerShell
12 19 (20.65%) Inversion of Control
12 19 (20.65%) Web Services
12 19 (20.65%) TDD
13 18 (19.57%) Dependency Injection
13 18 (19.57%) MVVM
13 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (18.48%) Kanban
14 17 (18.48%) WPF
14 17 (18.48%) Rhino Mocks
14 17 (18.48%) Moq
14 17 (18.48%) Castle Windsor

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 23 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) IIS
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.26%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.26%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 17 (18.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) DNS
1 23 (25.00%) DHCP
2 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.78%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (9.78%) SAN
3 9 (9.78%) VoIP
4 8 (8.70%) Firewall
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (5.43%) WAN
5 5 (5.43%) LAN
5 5 (5.43%) Internet
6 4 (4.35%) PBX
7 3 (3.26%) Network Security
7 3 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (59.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) Big Data
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) NUnit
1 17 (18.48%) MSTest
1 17 (18.48%) Rhino Mocks
1 17 (18.48%) Moq
2 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Developer
2 32 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 20 (21.74%) Analyst
4 19 (20.65%) Technical Support
5 12 (13.04%) Support Supervisor
6 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Analyst Developer
10 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (46.74%) .NET
2 33 (35.87%) ASP.NET
3 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (25.00%) WCF
5 19 (20.65%) Web Services
6 17 (18.48%) WinForms
6 17 (18.48%) WPF
6 17 (18.48%) Spring.NET
6 17 (18.48%) Castle Windsor
6 17 (18.48%) Ninject
6 17 (18.48%) Razor View Engine
6 17 (18.48%) Unity DI Container
7 11 (11.96%) jQuery
8 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (6.52%) HTML
10 4 (4.35%) XML
11 3 (3.26%) Dojo
12 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
13 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.78%) Fat Client
3 9 (9.78%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.26%) GIS
7 2 (2.17%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.17%) EPoS
8 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (57.61%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Windows XP
2 9 (9.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.87%) MVC
2 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.17%) Scrum
4 19 (20.65%) TDD
5 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (19.57%) Dependency Injection
5 18 (19.57%) MVVM
6 17 (18.48%) Web Application Development
6 17 (18.48%) Kanban
7 14 (15.22%) BCP
8 12 (13.04%) OO
9 11 (11.96%) OOD
10 9 (9.78%) SOA
11 6 (6.52%) Workflow
11 6 (6.52%) Change Management
11 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.43%) Line Management
12 5 (5.43%) CRM
13 4 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.22%) C#
2 20 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 14 (15.22%) VBScript
4 6 (6.52%) VB.NET
4 6 (6.52%) SQL
5 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.35%) Java
7 3 (3.26%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) C
9 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.61%) CCNA
3 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) Degree
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.43%) CCSA
4 5 (5.43%) CCNP
4 5 (5.43%) JNCIA
5 4 (4.35%) MCITP
6 3 (3.26%) JNCIS
6 3 (3.26%) CCSP
6 3 (3.26%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.22%) vSphere
4 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Backup Exec
1 14 (15.22%) WSUS
1 14 (15.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (29.35%) VMware
2 23 (25.00%) Citrix
3 14 (15.22%) Cisco
3 14 (15.22%) Symantec
4 9 (9.78%) McAfee
4 9 (9.78%) Juniper
4 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
4 9 (9.78%) Blue Coat
5 8 (8.70%) SonicWALL
5 8 (8.70%) Aruba
5 8 (8.70%) F5
5 8 (8.70%) Lumension
5 8 (8.70%) Websense
6 7 (7.61%) Oracle
7 6 (6.52%) Kofax
8 5 (5.43%) Trend Micro
8 5 (5.43%) Clearswift
9 4 (4.35%) Atlassian
9 4 (4.35%) Veeam
10 3 (3.26%) ESRI