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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 243 123 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 23.52% 20.57% 21.47%
As % of the Vendors category 53.88% 46.07% 48.95%
Number of salaries quoted 214 105 123
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,700 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
451 267 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 43.66% 44.65% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 402 236 256
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +3 179 £33,500 -4.28% 14
Brackley - 17 £40,000 -
Daventry -7 3 £21,000 +40.00% 2
Kettering -9 2 - -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 195 (50.39%) Windows
2 194 (50.13%) MS Excel
3 148 (38.24%) SQL Server
4 133 (34.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 124 (32.04%) ITIL
6 100 (25.84%) MS Office
7 97 (25.06%) Active Directory
8 93 (24.03%) SQL
9 91 (23.51%) VMware
10 83 (21.45%) MS Exchange
11 77 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 74 (19.12%) MCSE
13 73 (18.86%) Cisco
14 71 (18.35%) Hyper-V
15 61 (15.76%) TCP/IP
16 59 (15.25%) MCP
17 57 (14.73%) MCSA
18 56 (14.47%) .NET
19 55 (14.21%) MCITP
20 53 (13.70%) DNS
21 51 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
21 51 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
22 50 (12.92%) Degree
22 50 (12.92%) SharePoint
23 48 (12.40%) C#
23 48 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
24 45 (11.63%) SLA
25 43 (11.11%) Citrix
26 42 (10.85%) Windows 7
27 41 (10.59%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 83 (21.45%) MS Exchange
2 50 (12.92%) SharePoint
3 39 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.58%) Lync
8 10 (2.58%) IIS
9 9 (2.33%) Apache
9 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.78%) SAS
12 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 194 (50.13%) MS Excel
2 100 (25.84%) MS Office
3 7 (1.81%) PowerPivot
4 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.43%) Office 365
2 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) SaaS
3 3 (0.78%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.76%) TCP/IP
2 53 (13.70%) DNS
3 41 (10.59%) DHCP
4 33 (8.53%) Firewall
5 28 (7.24%) WAN
6 27 (6.98%) LAN
7 19 (4.91%) SAN
8 14 (3.62%) VPN
9 12 (3.10%) VLAN
10 10 (2.58%) NetScaler
10 10 (2.58%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.81%) Internet
12 6 (1.55%) Extranet
12 6 (1.55%) Intranet
13 2 (0.52%) MPLS
13 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (3.36%) Data Mining
9 12 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Power View
11 7 (1.81%) MySQL
12 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.03%) OLAP
14 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
15 1 (0.26%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.84%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.55%) NUnit
3 6 (1.55%) Firebug
3 6 (1.55%) Fiddler
4 4 (1.03%) MSTest
5 2 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 29 (7.49%) Retail
2 18 (4.65%) Finance
3 16 (4.13%) Legal
3 16 (4.13%) Marketing
4 11 (2.84%) Law
4 11 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.07%) Welsh Language
6 3 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 137 (35.40%) Analyst
2 63 (16.28%) Developer
3 44 (11.37%) Support Analyst
4 41 (10.59%) Service Analyst
5 34 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (7.49%) Team Leader
7 24 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (5.94%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 22 (5.68%) Support Engineer
10 21 (5.43%) Consultant
11 20 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
12 18 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (4.65%) SQL Developer
13 17 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
14 16 (4.13%) Help Desk Analyst
14 16 (4.13%) Architect
14 16 (4.13%) Business Analyst
15 15 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 14 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.47%) .NET
2 38 (9.82%) ASP.NET
3 36 (9.30%) HTML
4 34 (8.79%) XML
5 33 (8.53%) CSS
6 21 (5.43%) jQuery
7 18 (4.65%) .NET Framework
8 15 (3.88%) Ajax
9 13 (3.36%) WCF
10 10 (2.58%) Web Services
11 8 (2.07%) XHTML
11 8 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.55%) Silverlight
12 6 (1.55%) XSL
13 5 (1.29%) WinForms
13 5 (1.29%) Application Packaging
13 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (1.03%) CSS3
14 4 (1.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.20%) N-Tier
3 20 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.62%) Blog
5 9 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.07%) Clustering
7 7 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.55%) iPhone
9 4 (1.03%) Open Source
9 4 (1.03%) Replication
9 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.78%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.26%) User Experience
12 1 (0.26%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 195 (50.39%) Windows
2 77 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (10.85%) Windows 7
5 39 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.91%) Linux
7 18 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.39%) Windows Vista
9 9 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.29%) Android
11 4 (1.03%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.04%) ITIL
2 37 (9.56%) Service Delivery
3 34 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (6.72%) Service Management
5 21 (5.43%) ITSM
5 21 (5.43%) E-Commerce
6 20 (5.17%) Project Management
7 18 (4.65%) ITIL V3
7 18 (4.65%) Coaching
8 17 (4.39%) Business Continuity
9 16 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (4.13%) OO
10 15 (3.88%) CRM
10 15 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (3.88%) Business Analysis
11 14 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (3.62%) TDD
11 14 (3.62%) OOD
11 14 (3.62%) SOA
11 14 (3.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.03%) SQL
2 48 (12.40%) C#
3 31 (8.01%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.46%) C
5 20 (5.17%) VB
6 18 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 15 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.10%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.33%) C++
10 2 (0.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 133 (34.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (19.12%) MCSE
3 59 (15.25%) MCP
4 57 (14.73%) MCSA
5 55 (14.21%) MCITP
6 50 (12.92%) Degree
7 40 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 40 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (10.08%) SC Cleared
9 37 (9.56%) CCNA
10 29 (7.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (6.98%) MCTS
12 21 (5.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (4.13%) CCA
13 16 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (3.10%) HND
15 8 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.29%) PMP
16 5 (1.29%) PMI Certification
16 5 (1.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.63%) SLA
2 11 (2.84%) QA
3 6 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 97 (25.06%) Active Directory
2 71 (18.35%) Hyper-V
3 48 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (5.43%) XenApp
5 12 (3.10%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.84%) XenServer
7 9 (2.33%) vSphere
8 7 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.03%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.58%) SCCM
2 8 (2.07%) SCOM
2 8 (2.07%) XenMobile
3 7 (1.81%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.55%) Windows Intune
5 4 (1.03%) SCSM
6 3 (0.78%) WSUS
7 2 (0.52%) OVSD
7 2 (0.52%) OpenView
7 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 91 (23.51%) VMware
2 73 (18.86%) Cisco
3 43 (11.11%) Citrix
4 37 (9.56%) HP
5 20 (5.17%) NetApp
6 18 (4.65%) IBM
7 10 (2.58%) WatchGuard
8 9 (2.33%) SonicWALL
9 8 (2.07%) BMC
9 8 (2.07%) Remedy
10 5 (1.29%) AppSense
11 4 (1.03%) Veeam
11 4 (1.03%) Twitter
12 3 (0.78%) EMC
12 3 (0.78%) Google
12 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.78%) Sage
13 2 (0.52%) Pegasus
14 1 (0.26%) Sophos
14 1 (0.26%) CheckPoint
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