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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 117 116 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 18.00% 18.07% 14.83%
As % of the Vendors category 43.66% 43.94% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 96 113 47
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £56,000
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
268 264 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 41.23% 41.12% 45.52%
Number of salaries quoted 233 254 163
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,000 £50,000
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 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 95 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 90 (40.91%) Windows
3 82 (37.27%) SQL Server
4 79 (35.91%) SQL
5 51 (23.18%) .NET
6 41 (18.64%) C#
6 41 (18.64%) Hyper-V
7 40 (18.18%) LAN
7 40 (18.18%) WAN
7 40 (18.18%) SAN
8 39 (17.73%) Degree
9 38 (17.27%) MS Office
10 37 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (16.36%) Cisco
11 36 (16.36%) SharePoint
12 32 (14.55%) Active Directory
13 31 (14.09%) Project Management
14 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (13.64%) ITIL
15 29 (13.18%) ASP.NET
15 29 (13.18%) Citrix
16 28 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (11.82%) HP
17 26 (11.82%) Linux
17 26 (11.82%) HTML
17 26 (11.82%) JavaScript
18 25 (11.36%) VB.NET
19 24 (10.91%) MCP
19 24 (10.91%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 36 (16.36%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 19 (8.64%) Apache
4 17 (7.73%) Lync
5 13 (5.91%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.64%) CMS
7 6 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.82%) IIS
9 2 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.45%) JBoss
10 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 95 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 38 (17.27%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.91%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.82%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.18%) LAN
1 40 (18.18%) WAN
1 40 (18.18%) SAN
2 21 (9.55%) Firewall
3 18 (8.18%) DHCP
4 15 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 14 (6.36%) DNS
6 11 (5.00%) VoIP
7 8 (3.64%) PBX
8 6 (2.73%) MPLS
8 6 (2.73%) Network Security
8 6 (2.73%) NAS
8 6 (2.73%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (2.27%) HSRP
9 5 (2.27%) Intranet
9 5 (2.27%) Internet
10 4 (1.82%) VPN
10 4 (1.82%) LDAP
11 3 (1.36%) VLAN
11 3 (1.36%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (37.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.64%) MySQL
3 18 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.82%) SAP BI
10 4 (1.82%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.09%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.91%) JIRA
5 2 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.45%) Hudson
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (10.91%) Finance
2 20 (9.09%) Law
3 18 (8.18%) Retail
4 9 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.18%) Marketing
6 5 (2.27%) Welsh Language
7 3 (1.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 87 (39.55%) Analyst
2 38 (17.27%) Developer
3 29 (13.18%) Support Analyst
4 20 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 14 (6.36%) .NET Developer
5 14 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (5.91%) Applications Support Analyst
6 13 (5.91%) Consultant
7 12 (5.45%) Software Developer
7 12 (5.45%) Junior
8 11 (5.00%) IT Support
8 11 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.55%) Administrator
9 10 (4.55%) Server Analyst
9 10 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.09%) Support Technician
10 9 (4.09%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.18%) .NET
2 29 (13.18%) ASP.NET
3 26 (11.82%) HTML
4 24 (10.91%) CSS
5 19 (8.64%) JSON
6 18 (8.18%) .NET Framework
7 16 (7.27%) Entity Framework
8 14 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (5.45%) Web Services
9 12 (5.45%) XML
10 9 (4.09%) ISPF
11 8 (3.64%) HTML5
12 7 (3.18%) CSS3
12 7 (3.18%) jQuery
13 5 (2.27%) Velocity
13 5 (2.27%) WinForms
14 4 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (1.36%) WCF
15 3 (1.36%) Ajax
16 2 (0.91%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.73%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.73%) Kindle
4 5 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.82%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.36%) Blog
7 2 (0.91%) AS400
7 2 (0.91%) Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) PMI
7 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.45%) iSeries
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.45%) VLE
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.91%) Windows
2 26 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (11.82%) Linux
3 20 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 20 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 10 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.18%) Android
7 5 (2.27%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.09%) Project Management
3 30 (13.64%) ITIL
4 22 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (8.18%) CRM
5 18 (8.18%) MVC
5 18 (8.18%) Agile Project Management
6 17 (7.73%) Coaching
6 17 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (7.27%) Mentoring
8 15 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.82%) OO
9 14 (6.36%) Software Testing
10 12 (5.45%) OOP
11 11 (5.00%) Service Management
11 11 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.09%) Service Delivery
14 8 (3.64%) ITSM
14 8 (3.64%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.91%) SQL
2 41 (18.64%) C#
3 26 (11.82%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.36%) VB.NET
5 20 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.82%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.73%) C
8 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (17.73%) Degree
2 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (10.91%) MCP
4 18 (8.18%) MCSE
5 10 (4.55%) MCSA
6 9 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.27%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.27%) CCNP
9 5 (2.27%) CCNA
9 5 (2.27%) MOS
10 4 (1.82%) MCITP
10 4 (1.82%) VCP5
11 2 (0.91%) MCDST
11 2 (0.91%) PMP
11 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.91%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.91%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.18%) QA
3 6 (2.73%) SLA
4 4 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (18.64%) Hyper-V
2 32 (14.55%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.55%) XenServer
4 11 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.64%) vSphere
6 6 (2.73%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.91%) XenApp
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (9.55%) SCCM
2 5 (2.27%) SCOM
3 2 (0.91%) WSUS
4 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (16.36%) Cisco
2 29 (13.18%) Citrix
3 26 (11.82%) HP
4 23 (10.45%) IBM
5 18 (8.18%) VMware
6 7 (3.18%) Dell
7 6 (2.73%) Lotus
7 6 (2.73%) SAP
7 6 (2.73%) LANDesk
8 5 (2.27%) MobileIron
8 5 (2.27%) NetApp
9 4 (1.82%) Sage
9 4 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.36%) WatchGuard
10 3 (1.36%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.36%) Mitel
11 2 (0.91%) Remedy
11 2 (0.91%) BMC
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle
12 1 (0.45%) F5
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £14564 - £15311 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 24 days ago
Northampton
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Posted: 25 days ago
Northampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + annual bonuses, pension
Posted: 26 days ago