The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 123 79 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 18.47% 21.47% 12.90%
As % of the Vendors category 49.40% 41.36% 31.84%
Number of salaries quoted 112 72 55
Average salary £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £43,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
Northamptonshire

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

Vendors Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
249 191 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 37.39% 51.90% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 231 175 151
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 147 (63.09%) Windows
2 98 (42.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (39.06%) MS Excel
4 90 (38.63%) ITIL
5 86 (36.91%) SQL Server
6 77 (33.05%) VMware
7 75 (32.19%) MS Exchange
8 71 (30.47%) Active Directory
9 65 (27.90%) MCSA
10 63 (27.04%) Cisco
11 58 (24.89%) MCSE
12 57 (24.46%) SQL
12 57 (24.46%) Hyper-V
13 56 (24.03%) TCP/IP
14 53 (22.75%) MS Office
15 49 (21.03%) DNS
16 42 (18.03%) MCP
17 41 (17.60%) DHCP
17 41 (17.60%) Firewall
17 41 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
18 40 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
18 40 (17.17%) MCITP
18 40 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
19 39 (16.74%) CCNA
20 38 (16.31%) .NET
20 38 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (15.45%) Retail
22 34 (14.59%) C#
23 32 (13.73%) Citrix
24 30 (12.88%) ITIL V3

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 75 (32.19%) MS Exchange
2 40 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (9.87%) SharePoint
4 14 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (3.86%) Apache
5 9 (3.86%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.72%) Lync
7 4 (1.72%) IIS
8 3 (1.29%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.43%) Node.js
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 91 (39.06%) MS Excel
2 53 (22.75%) MS Office
3 6 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.00%) Office 365
2 4 (1.72%) SaaS
3 3 (1.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.03%) TCP/IP
2 49 (21.03%) DNS
3 41 (17.60%) Firewall
3 41 (17.60%) DHCP
4 16 (6.87%) WAN
5 15 (6.44%) LAN
6 12 (5.15%) SAN
7 10 (4.29%) VPN
8 6 (2.58%) IP Telephony
8 6 (2.58%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.86%) Network Security
9 2 (0.86%) Internet
10 1 (0.43%) Extranet
10 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.43%) Intranet
10 1 (0.43%) SSL
10 1 (0.43%) FTP
10 1 (0.43%) LDAP
10 1 (0.43%) SMTP
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (36.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.29%) Data Mining
4 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.00%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (3.00%) MySQL
6 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.43%) MS Access
11 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (4.72%) NUnit
2 9 (3.86%) MSTest
3 6 (2.58%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (2.58%) Moq
3 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) Firebug
5 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
General
1 36 (15.45%) Retail
2 12 (5.15%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Marketing
3 10 (4.29%) Legal
4 6 (2.58%) Law
5 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Banking
6 3 (1.29%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (33.91%) Analyst
2 36 (15.45%) Developer
3 26 (11.16%) Support Analyst
4 19 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (6.87%) Network Analyst
5 16 (6.87%) Team Leader
6 15 (6.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 15 (6.44%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 14 (6.01%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 14 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.58%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.58%) Consultant
8 13 (5.58%) Business Analyst
9 12 (5.15%) Applications Support
9 12 (5.15%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.72%) Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (4.72%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.72%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 11 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.31%) .NET
2 23 (9.87%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.01%) XML
4 12 (5.15%) .NET Framework
4 12 (5.15%) HTML
5 11 (4.72%) CSS
6 10 (4.29%) WCF
6 10 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 9 (3.86%) WinForms
8 8 (3.43%) WPF
9 7 (3.00%) Web Services
10 6 (2.58%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (2.58%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (2.58%) Castle Windsor
10 6 (2.58%) Ninject
10 6 (2.58%) Spring.NET
11 5 (2.15%) jQuery
11 5 (2.15%) Ajax
12 3 (1.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.58%) N-Tier
2 11 (4.72%) Blog
3 6 (2.58%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (2.15%) Replication
5 4 (1.72%) Open Source
6 3 (1.29%) Kindle
6 3 (1.29%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.86%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.86%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.86%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) iPhone
8 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.43%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.43%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 147 (63.09%) Windows
2 41 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (12.02%) Windows 7
5 21 (9.01%) Linux
6 17 (7.30%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.15%) Windows Vista
9 6 (2.58%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.29%) UNIX
12 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (38.63%) ITIL
2 30 (12.88%) ITIL V3
3 21 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (7.73%) Project Management
5 15 (6.44%) E-Commerce
6 14 (6.01%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.15%) Service Management
7 12 (5.15%) OO
7 12 (5.15%) TDD
7 12 (5.15%) Business Analysis
8 11 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (4.72%) Agile Project Management
8 11 (4.72%) MVC
8 11 (4.72%) OOD
8 11 (4.72%) SOA
9 10 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (4.29%) ITSM
9 10 (4.29%) Migration
10 7 (3.00%) Scrum
10 7 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.46%) SQL
2 34 (14.59%) C#
3 13 (5.58%) T-SQL
3 13 (5.58%) VB
4 11 (4.72%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.15%) C++
7 5 (2.15%) C
8 2 (0.86%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) Java
9 1 (0.43%) Perl
9 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (42.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (27.90%) MCSA
3 58 (24.89%) MCSE
4 42 (18.03%) MCP
5 40 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (17.17%) MCITP
6 39 (16.74%) CCNA
7 25 (10.73%) Degree
8 23 (9.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (7.30%) MCTS
10 16 (6.87%) Security Cleared
11 15 (6.44%) SC Cleared
12 11 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (3.00%) CCA
13 7 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.15%) MCAD
14 5 (2.15%) HND
15 4 (1.72%) HNC
15 4 (1.72%) NCDA
15 4 (1.72%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 71 (30.47%) Active Directory
2 57 (24.46%) Hyper-V
3 28 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (6.87%) XenApp
5 13 (5.58%) XenServer
6 6 (2.58%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.58%) vSphere
7 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) WSUS
2 3 (1.29%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (33.05%) VMware
2 63 (27.04%) Cisco
3 32 (13.73%) Citrix
4 17 (7.30%) HP
5 12 (5.15%) IBM
6 11 (4.72%) Remedy
7 9 (3.86%) BMC
8 5 (2.15%) Altiris
9 4 (1.72%) Twitter
9 4 (1.72%) Veeam
9 4 (1.72%) NetApp
9 4 (1.72%) Oracle
10 3 (1.29%) AppSense
10 3 (1.29%) Google
11 2 (0.86%) EMC
11 2 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.43%) Sage
12 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.43%) Symantec
12 1 (0.43%) Sophos
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