The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northampton region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 112 66 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 17.31% 19.24% 13.18%
As % of the Vendors category 44.09% 36.46% 32.77%
Number of salaries quoted 107 59 57
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
254 181 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 39.26% 52.77% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 244 168 153
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £52,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Northampton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

1 142 (61.74%) Windows
2 96 (41.74%) ITIL
3 94 (40.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (37.83%) MS Excel
5 79 (34.35%) SQL Server
6 77 (33.48%) VMware
7 72 (31.30%) Active Directory
8 70 (30.43%) MS Exchange
9 61 (26.52%) SQL
10 59 (25.65%) MCSA
11 54 (23.48%) Cisco
12 52 (22.61%) MCSE
13 51 (22.17%) TCP/IP
14 49 (21.30%) Hyper-V
15 48 (20.87%) DNS
15 48 (20.87%) .NET
15 48 (20.87%) MCP
16 47 (20.43%) MS Office
17 44 (19.13%) DHCP
17 44 (19.13%) C#
18 42 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 42 (18.26%) Firewall
19 41 (17.83%) MCITP
20 37 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
21 35 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
22 34 (14.78%) CCNA
22 34 (14.78%) SharePoint
22 34 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
23 33 (14.35%) Retail
24 31 (13.48%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 70 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 34 (14.78%) SharePoint
2 34 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (4.35%) IIS
5 9 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.61%) Apache
8 6 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.74%) Lync
10 3 (1.30%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 87 (37.83%) MS Excel
2 47 (20.43%) MS Office
3 7 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.48%) SaaS
2 6 (2.61%) Office 365
3 3 (1.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 51 (22.17%) TCP/IP
2 48 (20.87%) DNS
3 44 (19.13%) DHCP
4 42 (18.26%) Firewall
5 16 (6.96%) WAN
6 14 (6.09%) LAN
7 12 (5.22%) VPN
8 11 (4.78%) SAN
9 10 (4.35%) NetScaler
10 6 (2.61%) IP Telephony
11 5 (2.17%) SSL
12 3 (1.30%) Network Security
12 3 (1.30%) Internet
13 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.43%) SMTP
13 1 (0.43%) FTP
13 1 (0.43%) LDAP
13 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (34.35%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.61%) Data Mining
5 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.74%) MySQL
6 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (5.65%) NUnit
2 11 (4.78%) MSTest
3 10 (4.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (4.35%) Moq
4 5 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (14.35%) Retail
2 14 (6.09%) Finance
3 10 (4.35%) Marketing
4 9 (3.91%) Law
5 7 (3.04%) Legal
6 6 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.43%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (34.35%) Analyst
2 45 (19.57%) Developer
3 30 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 20 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.52%) Network Analyst
6 14 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (6.09%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.09%) Service Analyst
6 14 (6.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 14 (6.09%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (5.65%) Consultant
7 13 (5.65%) Team Leader
8 12 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.78%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 11 (4.78%) Architect
9 11 (4.78%) Systems Developer
9 11 (4.78%) Exchange Specialist
9 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.87%) .NET
2 27 (11.74%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.96%) .NET Framework
4 12 (5.22%) WinForms
4 12 (5.22%) WCF
4 12 (5.22%) WPF
4 12 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 11 (4.78%) Classic ASP
6 10 (4.35%) Spring.NET
6 10 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
6 10 (4.35%) Castle Windsor
6 10 (4.35%) Ninject
6 10 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (2.17%) HTML
8 4 (1.74%) Web Services
8 4 (1.74%) XML
9 3 (1.30%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.30%) CSS
10 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (3.91%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.48%) Blog
4 6 (2.61%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.61%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.17%) Replication
6 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.74%) Open Source
7 3 (1.30%) Kindle
7 3 (1.30%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.43%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.43%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 142 (61.74%) Windows
2 42 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (11.74%) Windows 7
5 18 (7.83%) Linux
6 17 (7.39%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.96%) Windows Vista
8 9 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.30%) UNIX
12 2 (0.87%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (41.74%) ITIL
2 26 (11.30%) ITIL V3
3 20 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.52%) TDD
5 13 (5.65%) E-Commerce
5 13 (5.65%) MVC
6 12 (5.22%) Project Management
7 11 (4.78%) Scrum
8 10 (4.35%) OO
8 10 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (4.35%) Kanban
8 10 (4.35%) Web Application Development
8 10 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (4.35%) MVVM
9 9 (3.91%) Change Control
9 9 (3.91%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.91%) Change Management
9 9 (3.91%) Business Analysis
10 8 (3.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.52%) SQL
2 44 (19.13%) C#
3 18 (7.83%) T-SQL
3 18 (7.83%) VB.NET
4 17 (7.39%) VB
5 12 (5.22%) VB6
5 12 (5.22%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.78%) VBA
7 5 (2.17%) C
8 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.87%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) Java
10 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 94 (40.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (25.65%) MCSA
3 52 (22.61%) MCSE
4 48 (20.87%) MCP
5 41 (17.83%) MCITP
6 35 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (14.78%) CCNA
8 22 (9.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (8.26%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (6.52%) Degree
11 13 (5.65%) Security Cleared
12 12 (5.22%) MCTS
12 12 (5.22%) SC Cleared
13 9 (3.91%) CCA
13 9 (3.91%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (2.61%) HND
15 5 (2.17%) CCIA
15 5 (2.17%) MCAD
15 5 (2.17%) MOS
16 4 (1.74%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 72 (31.30%) Active Directory
2 49 (21.30%) Hyper-V
3 30 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.52%) XenApp
5 12 (5.22%) XenServer
6 10 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.04%) vSphere
8 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (1.74%) WSUS
2 3 (1.30%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.87%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 77 (33.48%) VMware
2 54 (23.48%) Cisco
3 31 (13.48%) Citrix
4 14 (6.09%) SAP
5 10 (4.35%) HP
6 6 (2.61%) NetApp
6 6 (2.61%) IBM
7 5 (2.17%) Remedy
7 5 (2.17%) Oracle
7 5 (2.17%) Altiris
7 5 (2.17%) Wyse
8 4 (1.74%) EMC
8 4 (1.74%) Twitter
9 3 (1.30%) Veeam
9 3 (1.30%) BMC
9 3 (1.30%) Symantec
9 3 (1.30%) Google
9 3 (1.30%) AppSense
10 2 (0.87%) Unisys
10 2 (0.87%) GFI Software
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £21000 to £24000 per annum - excellent benefits including healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
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Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago