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 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 163 145 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 18.27% 16.80% 23.71%
As % of the Vendors category 43.24% 41.31% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 152 134 114
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
377 351 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 42.26% 40.67% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 339 333 301
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015. 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 -2 111 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Brackley - 15 £42,500 -
Towcester +8 7 £21,500 -26.49%
Kettering -10 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Corby - 2 £25,000 -
Wellingborough - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 142 (43.29%) Windows
2 133 (40.55%) MS Excel
3 129 (39.33%) SQL Server
4 127 (38.72%) SQL
5 97 (29.57%) .NET
6 71 (21.65%) C#
6 71 (21.65%) MS Office
7 61 (18.60%) SharePoint
8 58 (17.68%) SAN
9 53 (16.16%) Hyper-V
10 51 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 49 (14.94%) ASP.NET
12 44 (13.41%) ITIL
12 44 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (12.80%) Retail
15 41 (12.50%) LAN
16 40 (12.20%) WAN
16 40 (12.20%) Citrix
16 40 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (12.20%) Degree
17 39 (11.89%) VMware
18 38 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (11.59%) HTML
19 37 (11.28%) JavaScript
19 37 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
20 36 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 36 (10.98%) XML
20 36 (10.98%) Management Information System
21 35 (10.67%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 61 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.10%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (4.57%) MS Exchange
4 14 (4.27%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.96%) Apache
6 12 (3.66%) Lync
7 11 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.74%) IIS
9 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.61%) SAS
11 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 133 (40.55%) MS Excel
2 71 (21.65%) MS Office
3 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.91%) Mingle
5 3 (0.91%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.13%) Visualfiles
3 6 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.61%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.88%) Office 365
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (17.68%) SAN
2 41 (12.50%) LAN
3 40 (12.20%) WAN
4 21 (6.40%) DHCP
5 20 (6.10%) Firewall
6 12 (3.66%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.35%) DNS
8 10 (3.05%) LDAP
8 10 (3.05%) NAS
9 9 (2.74%) VLAN
10 8 (2.44%) VoIP
11 7 (2.13%) Intranet
12 6 (1.83%) MPLS
12 6 (1.83%) Internet
12 6 (1.83%) PBX
12 6 (1.83%) Spanning Tree
13 5 (1.52%) HSRP
13 5 (1.52%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.52%) VPN
13 5 (1.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (39.33%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (7.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (4.27%) MySQL
7 14 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (3.35%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.22%) SAP BI
10 4 (1.22%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.22%) DTS
10 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.79%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.91%) JIRA
6 1 (0.30%) Hudson
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (12.80%) Retail
2 25 (7.62%) Finance
3 20 (6.10%) Law
4 17 (5.18%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.96%) Welsh Language
5 13 (3.96%) Back Office
6 8 (2.44%) Games
6 8 (2.44%) Front Office
7 6 (1.83%) Legal
8 3 (0.91%) Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (39.94%) Analyst
2 92 (28.05%) Developer
3 72 (21.95%) Support Analyst
4 34 (10.37%) Software Developer
5 33 (10.06%) .NET Developer
6 27 (8.23%) Applications Support
7 20 (6.10%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (5.79%) Help Desk Analyst
9 17 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 16 (4.88%) Applications Support Analyst
11 15 (4.57%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.57%) Junior
12 14 (4.27%) .NET Software Developer
13 13 (3.96%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.66%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.66%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.66%) Server Analyst
15 11 (3.35%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (29.57%) .NET
2 49 (14.94%) ASP.NET
3 38 (11.59%) HTML
4 36 (10.98%) XML
5 35 (10.67%) .NET Framework
6 33 (10.06%) CSS
7 28 (8.54%) JSON
8 25 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (7.32%) Web Services
10 22 (6.71%) Entity Framework
11 13 (3.96%) Middleware
12 10 (3.05%) jQuery
13 9 (2.74%) ISPF
14 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (1.22%) Ajax
15 4 (1.22%) WCF
15 4 (1.22%) HTML5
16 3 (0.91%) CSS3
16 3 (0.91%) AngularJS
16 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.98%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.71%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.79%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.35%) User Experience
6 7 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.13%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.83%) Kindle
8 5 (1.52%) Replication
9 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.91%) Clustering
10 3 (0.91%) PMI
11 1 (0.30%) iSeries
11 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 142 (43.29%) Windows
2 44 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (10.67%) Linux
4 26 (7.93%) Windows 7
5 25 (7.62%) Windows 8
6 16 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 14 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.91%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) NetWare
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.41%) ITIL
2 40 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (10.37%) Project Management
5 32 (9.76%) MVC
6 29 (8.84%) Scrum
7 28 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (8.23%) Software Engineering
9 25 (7.62%) Software Testing
10 23 (7.01%) OO
11 22 (6.71%) OOP
12 20 (6.10%) Service Management
12 20 (6.10%) ITSM
13 19 (5.79%) Mentoring
13 19 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (5.79%) Business Continuity
14 18 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (5.49%) Service Delivery
15 16 (4.88%) SDLC
15 16 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 127 (38.72%) SQL
2 71 (21.65%) C#
3 37 (11.28%) JavaScript
4 22 (6.71%) VB.NET
5 17 (5.18%) C
6 16 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.61%) VBScript
8 2 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (12.20%) Degree
2 27 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (6.71%) MCP
4 17 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.18%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (4.27%) MCSA
7 13 (3.96%) MCSE
8 8 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.83%) ISEB
10 6 (1.83%) CCNP
11 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.52%) MCDST
11 5 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.22%) VCP5
13 3 (0.91%) PMP
13 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) SLA
2 8 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.13%) QA
4 6 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) BS7799
System Software
1 53 (16.16%) Hyper-V
2 32 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.23%) XenServer
4 17 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.44%) vSphere
5 8 (2.44%) XenApp
6 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (8.84%) SCCM
2 6 (1.83%) SCOM
3 3 (0.91%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.61%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) Puppet
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (12.20%) Citrix
2 39 (11.89%) VMware
3 35 (10.67%) Cisco
4 15 (4.57%) HP
5 14 (4.27%) IBM
6 6 (1.83%) SAP
7 4 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.22%) Lotus
7 4 (1.22%) Sony
8 3 (0.91%) F5
8 3 (0.91%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.91%) LANDesk
8 3 (0.91%) BMC
8 3 (0.91%) Remedy
9 2 (0.61%) Dell
9 2 (0.61%) NetApp
9 2 (0.61%) Sage
9 2 (0.61%) Unisys
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle
9 2 (0.61%) Google
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