The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 202 156 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.98% 24.64% 19.32%
As % of the Vendors category 50.75% 52.70% 41.85%
Number of salaries quoted 179 124 120
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
East Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
398 296 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 41.33% 46.76% 46.16%
Number of salaries quoted 356 257 283
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northamptonshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -1 149 £35,500 +1.42% 12
Brackley - 15 £40,000 - 2
Kettering +3 10 £29,000 -9.37%
Daventry - 4 £22,500 -
Towcester +1 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

1 188 (55.29%) Windows
2 149 (43.82%) MS Excel
3 131 (38.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (38.24%) SQL Server
5 116 (34.12%) ITIL
6 107 (31.47%) VMware
7 103 (30.29%) Active Directory
8 92 (27.06%) MS Exchange
9 85 (25.00%) Cisco
10 82 (24.12%) MS Office
11 79 (23.24%) Hyper-V
12 76 (22.35%) MCSE
13 74 (21.76%) SQL
14 72 (21.18%) MCSA
15 66 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 62 (18.24%) DNS
17 60 (17.65%) TCP/IP
18 57 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 57 (16.76%) MCITP
19 55 (16.18%) MCP
20 50 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
21 49 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
22 48 (14.12%) DHCP
23 47 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
24 45 (13.24%) .NET
25 44 (12.94%) CCNA
26 43 (12.65%) HP
27 41 (12.06%) SharePoint
27 41 (12.06%) Firewall
28 40 (11.76%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 92 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 49 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (12.06%) SharePoint
4 25 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (4.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.94%) Apache
8 10 (2.94%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.94%) Lync
9 6 (1.76%) IIS
10 5 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.88%) SAS
12 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 149 (43.82%) MS Excel
2 82 (24.12%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.59%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.71%) Office 365
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.24%) DNS
2 60 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 48 (14.12%) DHCP
4 41 (12.06%) Firewall
5 22 (6.47%) WAN
6 21 (6.18%) LAN
7 18 (5.29%) SAN
8 14 (4.12%) VPN
9 9 (2.65%) NetScaler
10 8 (2.35%) IP Telephony
10 8 (2.35%) VLAN
11 6 (1.76%) Intranet
11 6 (1.76%) Extranet
12 5 (1.47%) Internet
13 2 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.29%) Network Security
14 1 (0.29%) LDAP
14 1 (0.29%) SMTP
14 1 (0.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.53%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.24%) Data Mining
8 9 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (2.35%) MySQL
10 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.35%) NUnit
3 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.76%) MSTest
4 2 (0.59%) Firebug
4 2 (0.59%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.59%) Moq
5 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 37 (10.88%) Retail
2 19 (5.59%) Finance
3 17 (5.00%) Legal
4 16 (4.71%) Marketing
5 9 (2.65%) Law
6 7 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.18%) Welsh Language
8 3 (0.88%) Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 109 (32.06%) Analyst
2 52 (15.29%) Developer
3 33 (9.71%) Support Analyst
4 27 (7.94%) Team Leader
5 23 (6.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 21 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.88%) Service Analyst
8 19 (5.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 19 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (5.29%) Support Engineer
9 18 (5.29%) Consultant
10 17 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (5.00%) SQL Developer
11 16 (4.71%) Business Analyst
12 15 (4.41%) Applications Support
12 15 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (4.12%) Network Analyst
14 13 (3.82%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (3.82%) Applications Support Analyst
14 13 (3.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.24%) .NET
2 30 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 24 (7.06%) HTML
4 23 (6.76%) CSS
4 23 (6.76%) XML
5 13 (3.82%) .NET Framework
5 13 (3.82%) jQuery
6 12 (3.53%) Ajax
7 11 (3.24%) WCF
7 11 (3.24%) Web Services
8 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.76%) XSL
9 6 (1.76%) Silverlight
9 6 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (1.47%) WinForms
11 4 (1.18%) XHTML
11 4 (1.18%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.18%) WPF
12 2 (0.59%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.29%) N-Tier
3 14 (4.12%) Blog
4 10 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.35%) Clustering
6 6 (1.76%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.76%) iPhone
7 4 (1.18%) Replication
7 4 (1.18%) Open Source
8 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.88%) Kindle
8 3 (0.88%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.59%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 188 (55.29%) Windows
2 66 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (10.29%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.88%) Linux
7 18 (5.29%) Windows XP
8 12 (3.53%) Windows Vista
9 8 (2.35%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.47%) Android
11 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.88%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (34.12%) ITIL
2 33 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (9.12%) Service Delivery
4 27 (7.94%) ITIL V3
5 22 (6.47%) Project Management
6 19 (5.59%) E-Commerce
7 16 (4.71%) Service Management
7 16 (4.71%) OO
8 15 (4.41%) Business Development
8 15 (4.41%) Business Analysis
8 15 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (4.12%) OOD
9 14 (4.12%) SOA
9 14 (4.12%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (3.82%) ITSM
11 12 (3.53%) Agile Project Management
12 11 (3.24%) CRM
12 11 (3.24%) Migration
13 10 (2.94%) MVC
13 10 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.76%) SQL
2 40 (11.76%) C#
3 21 (6.18%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.00%) VB
5 15 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.41%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.24%) C
7 8 (2.35%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.76%) C++
9 2 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.29%) Java
10 1 (0.29%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (38.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (22.35%) MCSE
3 72 (21.18%) MCSA
4 57 (16.76%) MCITP
5 55 (16.18%) MCP
6 47 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (12.94%) CCNA
8 30 (8.82%) Degree
9 29 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (7.65%) MCTS
11 23 (6.76%) Security Cleared
12 22 (6.47%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (3.53%) CCA
14 12 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (3.24%) HND
16 8 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (1.47%) VTSP
17 5 (1.47%) MCAD
18 4 (1.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.00%) SLA
2 6 (1.76%) QA
3 5 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (30.29%) Active Directory
2 79 (23.24%) Hyper-V
3 57 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (6.18%) XenApp
5 12 (3.53%) XenServer
6 11 (3.24%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.94%) vSphere
8 4 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.35%) SCCM
2 7 (2.06%) XenMobile
3 5 (1.47%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.18%) SCOM
4 4 (1.18%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.88%) WSUS
6 2 (0.59%) OVSD
6 2 (0.59%) OpenView
6 2 (0.59%) SCSM
7 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 107 (31.47%) VMware
2 85 (25.00%) Cisco
3 43 (12.65%) HP
4 40 (11.76%) Citrix
5 25 (7.35%) NetApp
6 18 (5.29%) IBM
7 15 (4.41%) WatchGuard
8 14 (4.12%) SonicWALL
9 10 (2.94%) Remedy
9 10 (2.94%) BMC
10 5 (1.47%) Altiris
11 4 (1.18%) AppSense
11 4 (1.18%) Veeam
11 4 (1.18%) Twitter
12 3 (0.88%) Google
12 3 (0.88%) Symantec
12 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.88%) Sage
12 3 (0.88%) EMC
13 2 (0.59%) Pegasus
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