The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 63 38 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.69% 14.96% 14.90%
As % of the Vendors category 36.63% 26.76% 33.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37 36 42
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £68,500
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 Middlesex region.

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
172 142 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 53.75% 55.91% 44.37%
Number of salaries quoted 106 127 119
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,150 £68,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 37 (30.83%) MS Excel
3 35 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
5 28 (23.33%) .NET
6 25 (20.83%) SharePoint
7 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 23 (19.17%) C#
9 21 (17.50%) SQL
10 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 18 (15.00%) Ajax
11 18 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (14.17%) WCF
12 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
13 16 (13.33%) Web Services
13 16 (13.33%) VMware
13 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (12.50%) MS Office
14 15 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (11.67%) XSLT
15 14 (11.67%) jQuery
16 13 (10.83%) Degree
16 13 (10.83%) Firewall
16 13 (10.83%) CRM
16 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (10.00%) Linux
17 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
17 12 (10.00%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 25 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 18 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 18 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 10 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (7.50%) SAS
7 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (5.00%) JBoss
9 5 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
9 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
10 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
10 4 (3.33%) Lync
11 2 (1.67%) IIS
11 2 (1.67%) Apache
11 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.83%) Site Server
Applications
1 37 (30.83%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.50%) MS Office
3 11 (9.17%) InfoPath
4 6 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.33%) Google Compute Engine
2 4 (3.33%) HP Helion
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) Firewall
2 10 (8.33%) Wireless
2 10 (8.33%) WAN
3 9 (7.50%) DHCP
3 9 (7.50%) DNS
4 8 (6.67%) VLAN
5 7 (5.83%) LAN
6 6 (5.00%) VPN
7 5 (4.17%) SAN
7 5 (4.17%) Internet
8 4 (3.33%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.50%) VPLS
9 3 (2.50%) Network Security
9 3 (2.50%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.50%) MPLS
9 3 (2.50%) OSPF
9 3 (2.50%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.67%) ATM
10 2 (1.67%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.67%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.50%) OLTP
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) MSI
2 1 (0.83%) Log4Net
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.50%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.17%) Electronics
4 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.33%) Back Office
4 4 (3.33%) Games
5 3 (2.50%) Legal
6 2 (1.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.17%) Developer
2 15 (12.50%) Consultant
3 14 (11.67%) Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Architect
5 11 (9.17%) Senior Consultant
5 11 (9.17%) SharePoint Consultant
6 10 (8.33%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 9 (7.50%) Designer
7 9 (7.50%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 9 (7.50%) Team Leader
7 9 (7.50%) Data Architect
8 8 (6.67%) Product Manager
8 8 (6.67%) Product Owner
9 7 (5.83%) SharePoint Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) DBA
10 6 (5.00%) Coordinator
10 6 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) SQL DBA
11 5 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.33%) .NET
2 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 18 (15.00%) Ajax
4 17 (14.17%) WCF
5 16 (13.33%) Web Services
6 14 (11.67%) XSLT
6 14 (11.67%) jQuery
7 12 (10.00%) XML
8 11 (9.17%) HTML
9 10 (8.33%) JSP
9 10 (8.33%) J2EE
10 5 (4.17%) Struts
10 5 (4.17%) CSS
10 5 (4.17%) J2SE
10 5 (4.17%) SonicMQ
10 5 (4.17%) Hibernate
10 5 (4.17%) Spring
10 5 (4.17%) JSF
10 5 (4.17%) iBATIS
10 5 (4.17%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.33%) Clustering
4 4 (3.33%) W3C
5 3 (2.50%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.50%) Online Games
6 2 (1.67%) FMCG
6 2 (1.67%) Replication
6 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.00%) Linux
4 9 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.17%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.17%) UNIX
6 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.50%) Solaris
7 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.67%) AIX
8 2 (1.67%) HPUX
8 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.83%) CRM
3 10 (8.33%) Scrum
4 9 (7.50%) Data Management
4 9 (7.50%) Quality Management
4 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.50%) Unit Testing
4 9 (7.50%) Master Data Management
5 6 (5.00%) Service Management
5 6 (5.00%) ERP
5 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.00%) OO
6 5 (4.17%) OOP
6 5 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 5 (4.17%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.17%) People Management
7 4 (3.33%) Product Management
7 4 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (19.17%) C#
3 21 (17.50%) SQL
4 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.17%) UniBasic
4 5 (4.17%) Java
5 3 (2.50%) C
5 3 (2.50%) Perl
6 2 (1.67%) C++
6 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (10.83%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) MCSE
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.33%) MCPD
5 3 (2.50%) CCNP
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) CCIE
6 2 (1.67%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.83%) MCSD
7 1 (0.83%) HND
7 1 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 6 (5.00%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.67%) XenApp
3 8 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 8 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.33%) vCloud
4 4 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.33%) vSphere
5 3 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.67%) RHEV
6 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (0.83%) WSUS
2 1 (0.83%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) VMware
2 10 (8.33%) Nintex
3 9 (7.50%) Cognos
4 8 (6.67%) Citrix
4 8 (6.67%) WatchGuard
4 8 (6.67%) Veeam
5 7 (5.83%) Cisco
5 7 (5.83%) IBM
6 6 (5.00%) SAP
7 5 (4.17%) HP
7 5 (4.17%) Redback
8 4 (3.33%) Google
9 3 (2.50%) Brocade
9 3 (2.50%) F5
9 3 (2.50%) EMC
9 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.67%) Nokia
10 2 (1.67%) Juniper
10 2 (1.67%) Oracle
10 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint