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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 164 74 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 22.10% 17.29% 20.22%
As % of the Vendors category 52.06% 37.19% 53.43%
Number of salaries quoted 160 66 106
Average salary £34,819 £32,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.96% -16.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,250 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
315 199 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 42.45% 46.50% 37.85%
Number of salaries quoted 305 181 196
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £29,877
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 November 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (49.48%) Windows
2 136 (47.39%) MS Excel
3 105 (36.59%) SQL Server
4 97 (33.80%) ITIL
5 89 (31.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 76 (26.48%) MS Office
6 76 (26.48%) SQL
7 64 (22.30%) Active Directory
8 61 (21.25%) MS Exchange
8 61 (21.25%) VMware
9 55 (19.16%) .NET
10 53 (18.47%) MCSE
10 53 (18.47%) Cisco
11 52 (18.12%) TCP/IP
12 51 (17.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (17.77%) Hyper-V
13 46 (16.03%) C#
14 42 (14.63%) MCSA
14 42 (14.63%) MCP
14 42 (14.63%) SharePoint
15 41 (14.29%) MCITP
16 39 (13.59%) Degree
17 38 (13.24%) DNS
17 38 (13.24%) Security Cleared
18 37 (12.89%) Windows 7
18 37 (12.89%) SC Cleared
18 37 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (12.20%) ASP.NET
20 33 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
21 32 (11.15%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 61 (21.25%) MS Exchange
2 42 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 31 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.83%) IIS
7 10 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (3.14%) Lync
9 7 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.39%) Apache
10 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 136 (47.39%) MS Excel
2 76 (26.48%) MS Office
3 6 (2.09%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Line 500
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.27%) Office 365
2 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.05%) SaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.12%) TCP/IP
2 38 (13.24%) DNS
3 27 (9.41%) DHCP
4 22 (7.67%) Firewall
5 19 (6.62%) WAN
5 19 (6.62%) LAN
6 14 (4.88%) VPN
7 13 (4.53%) SAN
8 10 (3.48%) NetScaler
9 9 (3.14%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.09%) Intranet
10 6 (2.09%) Extranet
11 5 (1.74%) Internet
11 5 (1.74%) Network Security
12 4 (1.39%) VoIP
13 3 (1.05%) VLAN
14 2 (0.70%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.18%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.14%) Data Mining
7 7 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Power View
9 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.05%) MySQL
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (7.67%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.09%) Firebug
3 6 (2.09%) Fiddler
4 4 (1.39%) NUnit
4 4 (1.39%) MSTest
4 4 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 22 (7.67%) Finance
2 16 (5.57%) Retail
3 15 (5.23%) Legal
4 13 (4.53%) Marketing
5 8 (2.79%) Welsh Language
5 8 (2.79%) Law
5 8 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.05%) Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (36.93%) Analyst
2 46 (16.03%) Developer
3 40 (13.94%) Support Analyst
4 39 (13.59%) Service Analyst
5 31 (10.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (7.67%) Team Leader
7 19 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.27%) 1st Line Support
8 18 (6.27%) Consultant
8 18 (6.27%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 17 (5.92%) Senior Developer
10 16 (5.57%) Support Engineer
10 16 (5.57%) Help Desk Analyst
10 16 (5.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 15 (5.23%) Architect
12 14 (4.88%) DBA
12 14 (4.88%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.88%) SQL DBA
13 13 (4.53%) Software Developer
13 13 (4.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.16%) .NET
2 35 (12.20%) ASP.NET
3 32 (11.15%) HTML
4 29 (10.10%) CSS
5 25 (8.71%) XML
6 17 (5.92%) .NET Framework
7 13 (4.53%) jQuery
8 11 (3.83%) JSON
8 11 (3.83%) WinForms
9 10 (3.48%) WCF
9 10 (3.48%) HTML5
10 9 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (3.14%) CSS3
10 9 (3.14%) XHTML
11 8 (2.79%) Velocity
12 7 (2.44%) Web Services
13 6 (2.09%) Ajax
14 5 (1.74%) Application Packaging
15 4 (1.39%) NHibernate
15 4 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.32%) N-Tier
3 18 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.83%) Blog
5 6 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.39%) Replication
8 3 (1.05%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.70%) AS400
9 2 (0.70%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.70%) iPhone
10 1 (0.35%) Open Source
10 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 142 (49.48%) Windows
2 51 (17.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (12.89%) Windows 7
4 25 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.18%) Linux
6 11 (3.83%) Windows Vista
6 11 (3.83%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.39%) Android
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (33.80%) ITIL
2 33 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (10.80%) Coaching
4 30 (10.45%) Service Management
5 28 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 23 (8.01%) ITSM
7 18 (6.27%) Mentoring
8 17 (5.92%) E-Commerce
8 17 (5.92%) Business Continuity
9 14 (4.88%) Validation
9 14 (4.88%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.53%) ITIL V3
11 12 (4.18%) MVC
11 12 (4.18%) Project Management
11 12 (4.18%) OO
11 12 (4.18%) CRM
12 11 (3.83%) OOD
12 11 (3.83%) SOA
12 11 (3.83%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 76 (26.48%) SQL
2 46 (16.03%) C#
3 29 (10.10%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.71%) C
5 22 (7.67%) VB.NET
6 15 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.88%) VB
8 12 (4.18%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (31.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (18.47%) MCSE
3 42 (14.63%) MCSA
3 42 (14.63%) MCP
4 41 (14.29%) MCITP
5 39 (13.59%) Degree
6 38 (13.24%) Security Cleared
7 37 (12.89%) SC Cleared
8 29 (10.10%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (9.06%) CCNA
10 25 (8.71%) MCTS
11 23 (8.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (7.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 15 (5.23%) CCA
13 15 (5.23%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (4.18%) HND
15 7 (2.44%) MOS
15 7 (2.44%) ISTQB
16 6 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (2.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.10%) SLA
2 11 (3.83%) QA
3 5 (1.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (22.30%) Active Directory
2 51 (17.77%) Hyper-V
3 31 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.23%) XenApp
5 11 (3.83%) vSphere
6 10 (3.48%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.09%) XenServer
9 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.83%) SCCM
2 9 (3.14%) SCOM
3 8 (2.79%) XenMobile
4 6 (2.09%) Windows Intune
5 5 (1.74%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.05%) WSUS
8 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.70%) SCSM
8 2 (0.70%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.70%) OpenView
8 2 (0.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 61 (21.25%) VMware
2 53 (18.47%) Cisco
3 32 (11.15%) Citrix
4 24 (8.36%) HP
5 15 (5.23%) IBM
5 15 (5.23%) NetApp
6 9 (3.14%) BMC
6 9 (3.14%) Remedy
7 5 (1.74%) AppSense
8 4 (1.39%) Mitel
8 4 (1.39%) Dell
8 4 (1.39%) WatchGuard
9 3 (1.05%) Veeam
9 3 (1.05%) EMC
9 3 (1.05%) Google
10 2 (0.70%) Lotus
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.35%) Sage
11 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle
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