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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 63 41 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 20.00% 16.47% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 37.06% 29.93% 37.76%
Number of salaries quoted 40 39 51
Average salary £38,750 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £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
170 137 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 53.97% 55.02% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 107 122 129
Average salary £46,250 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,250 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 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 43 (36.44%) Windows
2 38 (32.20%) MS Excel
3 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (26.27%) SQL Server
5 27 (22.88%) .NET
6 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
6 23 (19.49%) SharePoint
7 22 (18.64%) C#
8 21 (17.80%) SQL
9 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
10 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
11 17 (14.41%) Ajax
11 17 (14.41%) VMware
11 17 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (13.56%) WCF
12 16 (13.56%) Web Services
13 15 (12.71%) MS Office
14 14 (11.86%) Firewall
14 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (11.02%) Degree
15 13 (11.02%) jQuery
15 13 (11.02%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (11.02%) XSLT
15 13 (11.02%) MS Exchange
15 13 (11.02%) Linux
16 12 (10.17%) CRM
16 12 (10.17%) XML
17 11 (9.32%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 23 (19.49%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (11.02%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (11.02%) MS Exchange
4 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (6.78%) SAS
7 6 (5.08%) JBoss
8 5 (4.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (4.24%) Tomcat
8 5 (4.24%) WebSphere
9 4 (3.39%) OpenStack
9 4 (3.39%) Lync
10 2 (1.69%) IIS
10 2 (1.69%) Apache
10 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.85%) Site Server
Applications
1 38 (32.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.71%) MS Office
3 10 (8.47%) InfoPath
4 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.93%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) Google Compute Engine
2 4 (3.39%) HP Helion
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.86%) Firewall
2 11 (9.32%) Wireless
2 11 (9.32%) WAN
3 10 (8.47%) DHCP
3 10 (8.47%) DNS
4 9 (7.63%) VLAN
5 8 (6.78%) LAN
6 7 (5.93%) VPN
7 6 (5.08%) SAN
8 5 (4.24%) Internet
9 4 (3.39%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.54%) VPLS
10 3 (2.54%) Network Security
10 3 (2.54%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.54%) MPLS
10 3 (2.54%) OSPF
10 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.69%) ATM
11 2 (1.69%) EIGRP
11 2 (1.69%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.54%) OLTP
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) MSI
2 1 (0.85%) Log4Net
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.63%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.24%) Electronics
3 5 (4.24%) Games
4 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.39%) Back Office
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.41%) Developer
2 14 (11.86%) Consultant
3 13 (11.02%) Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) Architect
5 10 (8.47%) Senior Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) SharePoint Consultant
6 9 (7.63%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 8 (6.78%) Designer
7 8 (6.78%) Product Owner
7 8 (6.78%) Product Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.78%) Data Architect
8 7 (5.93%) DBA
8 7 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) SQL DBA
8 7 (5.93%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Field Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) .NET
2 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
3 17 (14.41%) Ajax
4 16 (13.56%) WCF
4 16 (13.56%) Web Services
5 13 (11.02%) XSLT
5 13 (11.02%) jQuery
6 12 (10.17%) XML
7 11 (9.32%) HTML
8 10 (8.47%) JSP
8 10 (8.47%) J2EE
9 5 (4.24%) Struts
9 5 (4.24%) CSS
9 5 (4.24%) J2SE
9 5 (4.24%) SonicMQ
9 5 (4.24%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.24%) Spring
9 5 (4.24%) JSF
9 5 (4.24%) iBATIS
9 5 (4.24%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.39%) Online Games
4 4 (3.39%) Clustering
4 4 (3.39%) W3C
5 3 (2.54%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.69%) Replication
6 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
7 1 (0.85%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (36.44%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.02%) Linux
4 9 (7.63%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.24%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.24%) UNIX
6 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.54%) Solaris
7 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.69%) AIX
8 2 (1.69%) HPUX
8 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (10.17%) CRM
3 9 (7.63%) Scrum
3 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
4 8 (6.78%) Master Data Management
4 8 (6.78%) Data Management
4 8 (6.78%) Quality Management
4 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.08%) Service Management
5 6 (5.08%) ERP
5 6 (5.08%) OO
6 5 (4.24%) OOP
6 5 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.24%) Software Engineering
6 5 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.39%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.39%) People Management
7 4 (3.39%) System Testing
7 4 (3.39%) Product Management
7 4 (3.39%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
2 22 (18.64%) C#
3 21 (17.80%) SQL
4 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.24%) UniBasic
4 5 (4.24%) Java
5 3 (2.54%) C
5 3 (2.54%) Perl
6 2 (1.69%) C++
6 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) MCSE
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.39%) MCPD
5 3 (2.54%) CCNP
6 2 (1.69%) CCNA
6 2 (1.69%) CCIE
6 2 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.85%) MCSD
7 1 (0.85%) HND
7 1 (0.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) ISO 9001
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) SLA
3 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.63%) XenApp
3 9 (7.63%) XenDesktop
3 9 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.24%) vSphere
5 4 (3.39%) vCloud
5 4 (3.39%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.69%) RHEV
7 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (0.85%) WSUS
2 1 (0.85%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) VMware
2 9 (7.63%) WatchGuard
2 9 (7.63%) Veeam
2 9 (7.63%) Nintex
2 9 (7.63%) Citrix
3 8 (6.78%) Cognos
4 7 (5.93%) Cisco
4 7 (5.93%) IBM
5 6 (5.08%) SAP
6 5 (4.24%) HP
6 5 (4.24%) Redback
7 4 (3.39%) Google
8 3 (2.54%) Brocade
8 3 (2.54%) F5
8 3 (2.54%) EMC
8 3 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.69%) Nokia
9 2 (1.69%) Juniper
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle
9 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint