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 28 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 169 164 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 18.33% 25.31% 18.01%
As % of the Vendors category 46.43% 49.70% 39.19%
Number of salaries quoted 147 124 101
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £51,050 £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
364 330 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 39.48% 50.93% 45.96%
Number of salaries quoted 325 278 250
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 123 £33,500 -10.66% 2
Kettering - 13 £37,500 -
Brackley 0 9 £40,000 +23.07%
Daventry - 7 £22,500 - 1
Towcester -4 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 176 (56.59%) Windows
2 127 (40.84%) MS Excel
3 122 (39.23%) SQL Server
4 114 (36.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 105 (33.76%) VMware
6 101 (32.48%) ITIL
7 86 (27.65%) Cisco
7 86 (27.65%) Active Directory
8 82 (26.37%) MS Exchange
9 72 (23.15%) SQL
9 72 (23.15%) Hyper-V
10 70 (22.51%) MS Office
11 69 (22.19%) MCSA
12 68 (21.86%) MCSE
13 58 (18.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 57 (18.33%) TCP/IP
14 57 (18.33%) DNS
15 52 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
16 50 (16.08%) MCITP
17 48 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 48 (15.43%) MCP
18 47 (15.11%) DHCP
19 46 (14.79%) .NET
20 45 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
21 43 (13.83%) Citrix
21 43 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
22 42 (13.50%) CCNA
23 41 (13.18%) Firewall
24 40 (12.86%) Retail
25 39 (12.54%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 82 (26.37%) MS Exchange
2 45 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (9.00%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (4.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (3.22%) Apache
6 10 (3.22%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.57%) Lync
8 6 (1.93%) IIS
9 3 (0.96%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.64%) SAS
10 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.32%) Node.js
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 127 (40.84%) MS Excel
2 70 (22.51%) MS Office
3 5 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.54%) Office 365
2 3 (0.96%) SaaS
2 3 (0.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.33%) TCP/IP
1 57 (18.33%) DNS
2 47 (15.11%) DHCP
3 41 (13.18%) Firewall
4 17 (5.47%) WAN
5 16 (5.14%) LAN
5 16 (5.14%) SAN
6 10 (3.22%) VPN
7 8 (2.57%) IP Telephony
8 6 (1.93%) Internet
8 6 (1.93%) VLAN
9 5 (1.61%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.61%) Extranet
9 5 (1.61%) Intranet
10 2 (0.64%) Wireless
10 2 (0.64%) Network Security
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.32%) SMTP
11 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (39.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.22%) Data Mining
5 10 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.57%) MySQL
6 8 (2.57%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.32%) DTS
10 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (3.54%) NUnit
2 9 (2.89%) MSTest
2 9 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (1.61%) Moq
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) Firebug
5 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
General
1 40 (12.86%) Retail
2 14 (4.50%) Finance
3 12 (3.86%) Legal
3 12 (3.86%) Marketing
4 8 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.93%) Law
6 3 (0.96%) Welsh Language
6 3 (0.96%) Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (30.55%) Analyst
2 47 (15.11%) Developer
3 30 (9.65%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.07%) Team Leader
5 21 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 18 (5.79%) Consultant
7 18 (5.79%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 17 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.14%) Network Analyst
10 15 (4.82%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (4.82%) Applications Support
11 14 (4.50%) .NET Developer
11 14 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (4.18%) Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (4.18%) SQL Developer
12 13 (4.18%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.86%) Development Manager
13 12 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (3.86%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.79%) .NET
2 29 (9.32%) ASP.NET
3 19 (6.11%) HTML
4 18 (5.79%) CSS
4 18 (5.79%) XML
5 14 (4.50%) WCF
6 13 (4.18%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (3.54%) Web Services
8 10 (3.22%) jQuery
9 9 (2.89%) Ajax
9 9 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (2.57%) WinForms
11 7 (2.25%) WPF
12 6 (1.93%) XSL
12 6 (1.93%) Silverlight
13 5 (1.61%) Spring.NET
13 5 (1.61%) Castle Windsor
13 5 (1.61%) Ninject
13 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.50%) N-Tier
2 11 (3.54%) Blog
3 7 (2.25%) Clustering
4 6 (1.93%) iPhone
5 5 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.61%) Replication
5 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.29%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.29%) Open Source
7 3 (0.96%) Kindle
7 3 (0.96%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.32%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.32%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.32%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 176 (56.59%) Windows
2 58 (18.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (9.00%) Windows 7
6 24 (7.72%) Linux
7 18 (5.79%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.54%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.93%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.61%) Android
11 4 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.96%) UNIX
13 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (32.48%) ITIL
2 30 (9.65%) ITIL V3
3 24 (7.72%) Business Development
4 23 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (7.40%) Project Management
5 21 (6.75%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.14%) E-Commerce
7 14 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.18%) MVC
8 13 (4.18%) OO
9 12 (3.86%) TDD
9 12 (3.86%) Business Analysis
9 12 (3.86%) Agile Project Management
10 11 (3.54%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (3.54%) CRM
10 11 (3.54%) OOD
10 11 (3.54%) SOA
11 10 (3.22%) Migration
11 10 (3.22%) Scrum
12 9 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.15%) SQL
2 39 (12.54%) C#
3 18 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.14%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.50%) VB
6 13 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.25%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.61%) C++
9 3 (0.96%) C
10 2 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.64%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 114 (36.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (22.19%) MCSA
3 68 (21.86%) MCSE
4 50 (16.08%) MCITP
5 48 (15.43%) MCP
6 43 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (13.50%) CCNA
8 26 (8.36%) Degree
9 24 (7.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (6.43%) MCTS
11 16 (5.14%) Security Cleared
12 15 (4.82%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (2.25%) CCA
14 7 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.93%) HND
16 5 (1.61%) MCAD
17 4 (1.29%) HNC
17 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (1.29%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.43%) SLA
2 5 (1.61%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 72 (23.15%) Hyper-V
3 52 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.47%) XenApp
5 12 (3.86%) XenServer
6 9 (2.89%) vSphere
7 7 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) WSUS
1 3 (0.96%) XenMobile
2 2 (0.64%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
3 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 105 (33.76%) VMware
2 86 (27.65%) Cisco
3 43 (13.83%) Citrix
4 38 (12.22%) HP
5 30 (9.65%) NetApp
6 20 (6.43%) WatchGuard
7 19 (6.11%) SonicWALL
8 13 (4.18%) IBM
9 10 (3.22%) Remedy
10 9 (2.89%) BMC
11 5 (1.61%) Altiris
12 4 (1.29%) Oracle
12 4 (1.29%) Twitter
12 4 (1.29%) Veeam
13 3 (0.96%) Google
13 3 (0.96%) AppSense
13 3 (0.96%) Symantec
13 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.96%) Sage
13 3 (0.96%) Sophos
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