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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 102 130 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 13.97% 19.61% 21.54%
As % of the Vendors category 42.50% 52.85% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 94 120 72
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% -10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
240 246 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 32.88% 37.10% 47.61%
Number of salaries quoted 222 231 163
Average salary £41,674 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 101 (46.98%) Windows
2 94 (43.72%) SQL
3 89 (41.40%) MS Excel
4 82 (38.14%) SQL Server
5 66 (30.70%) .NET
6 46 (21.40%) MS Office
7 42 (19.53%) C#
7 42 (19.53%) ITIL
8 39 (18.14%) SharePoint
9 37 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (16.74%) SAN
11 33 (15.35%) ASP.NET
11 33 (15.35%) Hyper-V
12 30 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (13.95%) MVC
13 27 (12.56%) Retail
13 27 (12.56%) Degree
13 27 (12.56%) Active Directory
14 26 (12.09%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (12.09%) HTML
15 25 (11.63%) JavaScript
15 25 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (10.70%) Citrix
16 23 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (10.23%) Software Testing
17 22 (10.23%) Web Services
17 22 (10.23%) SCCM
17 22 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
18 21 (9.77%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 39 (18.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.65%) Apache
2 10 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.19%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.19%) Lync
4 7 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.86%) IIS
5 4 (1.86%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 89 (41.40%) MS Excel
2 46 (21.40%) MS Office
3 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
4 2 (0.93%) Mingle
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.74%) SAN
2 18 (8.37%) LAN
2 18 (8.37%) WAN
3 14 (6.51%) Firewall
4 10 (4.65%) DHCP
5 8 (3.72%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.26%) VoIP
7 6 (2.79%) PBX
7 6 (2.79%) DNS
7 6 (2.79%) NAS
8 4 (1.86%) LDAP
9 3 (1.40%) MPLS
9 3 (1.40%) Network Security
9 3 (1.40%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (0.93%) OSPF
10 2 (0.93%) BGP
10 2 (0.93%) HSRP
10 2 (0.93%) IPsec
10 2 (0.93%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (38.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (8.84%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (5.12%) MySQL
7 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (2.33%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.86%) SAP BI
11 4 (1.86%) SAP BW
11 4 (1.86%) DTS
12 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (7.44%) Mercurial
2 16 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) NUnit
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
General
1 27 (12.56%) Retail
2 19 (8.84%) Law
3 14 (6.51%) Finance
4 12 (5.58%) Welsh Language
5 7 (3.26%) Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (48.37%) Analyst
2 61 (28.37%) Support Analyst
3 49 (22.79%) Developer
4 29 (13.49%) .NET Developer
5 21 (9.77%) Applications Support
6 15 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
6 15 (6.98%) Help Desk Analyst
7 13 (6.05%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.58%) Junior
8 12 (5.58%) Junior Developer
9 11 (5.12%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.19%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.19%) Junior .NET Developer
10 9 (4.19%) Server Analyst
10 9 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.72%) IT Support
11 8 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.72%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (30.70%) .NET
2 33 (15.35%) ASP.NET
3 26 (12.09%) HTML
4 22 (10.23%) Web Services
5 20 (9.30%) XML
5 20 (9.30%) CSS
5 20 (9.30%) JSON
6 19 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (7.44%) Entity Framework
7 16 (7.44%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (4.65%) jQuery
10 9 (4.19%) WCF
11 6 (2.79%) ISPF
12 5 (2.33%) WPF
12 5 (2.33%) LINQ
13 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.40%) Ajax
14 2 (0.93%) Middleware
14 2 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.37%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.44%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.51%) User Experience
5 12 (5.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.33%) Kindle
6 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.86%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.93%) PMI
8 2 (0.93%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) iSeries
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (46.98%) Windows
2 30 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (9.77%) Linux
3 21 (9.77%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.77%) Windows 8
4 11 (5.12%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.79%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.86%) Android
8 4 (1.86%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.47%) NetWare
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.53%) ITIL
2 30 (13.95%) MVC
3 26 (12.09%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (10.23%) Software Testing
7 20 (9.30%) Software Engineering
8 19 (8.84%) Project Management
9 18 (8.37%) Service Management
9 18 (8.37%) ITSM
9 18 (8.37%) OO
10 17 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (7.91%) Business Continuity
11 16 (7.44%) OOP
12 14 (6.51%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.05%) SDLC
13 13 (6.05%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (5.58%) Scrum
15 11 (5.12%) Incident Management
16 10 (4.65%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (43.72%) SQL
2 42 (19.53%) C#
3 25 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.44%) VB.NET
4 16 (7.44%) C
5 14 (6.51%) PowerShell
5 14 (6.51%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (12.56%) Degree
2 17 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.44%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (6.51%) MCP
6 9 (4.19%) MCSE
7 8 (3.72%) MCSA
8 6 (2.79%) ISEB
8 6 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.33%) CCNP
9 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.33%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.86%) MCDST
11 3 (1.40%) VCP5
12 2 (0.93%) PMP
12 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.72%) SLA
2 7 (3.26%) QA
3 5 (2.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (15.35%) Hyper-V
2 27 (12.56%) Active Directory
3 17 (7.91%) XenServer
4 9 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.33%) vSphere
6 3 (1.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (10.23%) SCCM
2 6 (2.79%) SCOM
3 3 (1.40%) Control-M
4 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (10.70%) Citrix
2 20 (9.30%) VMware
3 17 (7.91%) Cisco
4 11 (5.12%) IBM
4 11 (5.12%) HP
5 5 (2.33%) SAP
6 4 (1.86%) Lotus
6 4 (1.86%) LANDesk
6 4 (1.86%) MobileIron
7 3 (1.40%) Remedy
7 3 (1.40%) Cognos
7 3 (1.40%) BMC
8 2 (0.93%) NetApp
8 2 (0.93%) Dell
8 2 (0.93%) Unisys
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle
9 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.47%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.47%) Veeam
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum DOE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus+pension, health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 25 days ago