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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 95 105 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 17.99% 19.13% 20.35%
As % of the Vendors category 39.42% 45.45% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 88 96 65
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,125 £21,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
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
241 231 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 45.64% 42.08% 42.15%
Number of salaries quoted 227 214 137
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 132 (51.76%) MS Excel
2 105 (41.18%) Windows
3 96 (37.65%) SQL Server
4 75 (29.41%) SQL
5 71 (27.84%) ITIL
6 54 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 52 (20.39%) .NET
7 52 (20.39%) MS Office
8 47 (18.43%) Active Directory
9 39 (15.29%) Degree
10 38 (14.90%) C#
10 38 (14.90%) MCP
11 37 (14.51%) Hyper-V
12 36 (14.12%) Cisco
13 35 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (12.94%) SharePoint
14 33 (12.94%) LAN
14 33 (12.94%) WAN
14 33 (12.94%) Coaching
15 32 (12.55%) MCSE
16 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (11.37%) Windows 7
17 29 (11.37%) ASP.NET
17 29 (11.37%) MS Exchange
18 28 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (10.59%) VMware
19 27 (10.59%) HTML
20 26 (10.20%) JavaScript
20 26 (10.20%) HP
20 26 (10.20%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (12.94%) SharePoint
2 29 (11.37%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.71%) Apache
4 12 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.53%) Lync
6 9 (3.53%) IIS
7 8 (3.14%) CMS
8 3 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 132 (51.76%) MS Excel
2 52 (20.39%) MS Office
3 6 (2.35%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.67%) Office 365
3 2 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.94%) LAN
1 33 (12.94%) WAN
2 24 (9.41%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.84%) SAN
4 19 (7.45%) DNS
5 15 (5.88%) DHCP
6 13 (5.10%) Firewall
7 10 (3.92%) VPN
8 5 (1.96%) VoIP
8 5 (1.96%) MPLS
8 5 (1.96%) Intranet
8 5 (1.96%) Internet
8 5 (1.96%) VLAN
8 5 (1.96%) Network Security
8 5 (1.96%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.57%) Extranet
10 3 (1.18%) WLAN
10 3 (1.18%) HSRP
11 2 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (37.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (4.71%) MySQL
4 11 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Power View
6 4 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.57%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.96%) Firebug
3 5 (1.96%) Fiddler
4 4 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (10.20%) Finance
2 13 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.31%) Marketing
3 11 (4.31%) Law
4 9 (3.53%) Legal
4 9 (3.53%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (40.39%) Analyst
2 37 (14.51%) Developer
2 37 (14.51%) Support Analyst
3 36 (14.12%) Service Analyst
4 28 (10.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (9.02%) 1st Line Support
6 21 (8.24%) Consultant
7 20 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (7.06%) DBA
8 18 (7.06%) SQL DBA
9 17 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 16 (6.27%) C# Developer
11 15 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
12 14 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (5.10%) Applications Support
13 13 (5.10%) Senior Developer
14 12 (4.71%) Architect
14 12 (4.71%) Senior C# Developer
15 11 (4.31%) Test Analyst
16 10 (3.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.39%) .NET
2 29 (11.37%) ASP.NET
3 27 (10.59%) HTML
4 25 (9.80%) CSS
5 18 (7.06%) .NET Framework
6 17 (6.67%) JSON
6 17 (6.67%) XML
7 11 (4.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (3.92%) HTML5
9 9 (3.53%) CSS3
9 9 (3.53%) WinForms
9 9 (3.53%) Velocity
9 9 (3.53%) jQuery
10 8 (3.14%) WCF
10 8 (3.14%) XHTML
11 5 (1.96%) Web Services
11 5 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.57%) NHibernate
12 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 12 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.35%) Blog
6 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.78%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.78%) AS400
9 1 (0.39%) VLE
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.39%) iPhone
9 1 (0.39%) Kindle
9 1 (0.39%) User Experience
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 105 (41.18%) Windows
2 29 (11.37%) Windows 7
3 28 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.88%) Linux
4 15 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 15 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.75%) Android
6 7 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.96%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.96%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.96%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (27.84%) ITIL
2 35 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (12.94%) Coaching
4 25 (9.80%) Service Management
5 21 (8.24%) Project Management
6 20 (7.84%) Service Delivery
6 20 (7.84%) CRM
7 19 (7.45%) Mentoring
8 18 (7.06%) ITSM
9 14 (5.49%) Validation
10 13 (5.10%) E-Commerce
10 13 (5.10%) Software Testing
10 13 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (4.71%) Agile Project Management
11 12 (4.71%) Business Continuity
11 12 (4.71%) MVC
11 12 (4.71%) OO
12 10 (3.92%) TDD
13 9 (3.53%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.53%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.41%) SQL
2 38 (14.90%) C#
3 26 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.02%) VB.NET
5 22 (8.63%) C
6 18 (7.06%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.31%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.57%) VB
8 4 (1.57%) C++
9 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (15.29%) Degree
3 38 (14.90%) MCP
4 32 (12.55%) MCSE
5 25 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 25 (9.80%) Security Cleared
6 20 (7.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 17 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (6.27%) MCSA
9 14 (5.49%) CCNA
10 13 (5.10%) MCITP
11 11 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (3.92%) CCA
12 10 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (3.53%) MOS
14 8 (3.14%) MCTS
15 7 (2.75%) ISTQB
16 6 (2.35%) HND
17 4 (1.57%) ISEB
17 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.06%) SLA
2 11 (4.31%) ISO 9001
3 9 (3.53%) QA
4 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (18.43%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.51%) Hyper-V
3 18 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.71%) XenServer
5 6 (2.35%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.96%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.96%) vSphere
6 5 (1.96%) XenApp
7 4 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.71%) SCCM
2 8 (3.14%) SCOM
3 6 (2.35%) Windows Intune
4 5 (1.96%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.96%) XenMobile
5 4 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.78%) SCSM
6 2 (0.78%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.78%) OpenView
6 2 (0.78%) OVSD
6 2 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (14.12%) Cisco
2 27 (10.59%) VMware
3 26 (10.20%) HP
4 25 (9.80%) Citrix
5 21 (8.24%) IBM
6 11 (4.31%) NetApp
7 6 (2.35%) LANDesk
7 6 (2.35%) Dell
8 5 (1.96%) MobileIron
9 4 (1.57%) Mitel
9 4 (1.57%) WatchGuard
9 4 (1.57%) Sage
9 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.18%) Remedy
10 3 (1.18%) EMC
10 3 (1.18%) BMC
11 2 (0.78%) SAP
11 2 (0.78%) Lotus
11 2 (0.78%) AppSense
12 1 (0.39%) F5
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