The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northamptonshire region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 150 155 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.87% 24.41% 17.23%
As % of the Vendors category 42.25% 45.19% 36.93%
Number of salaries quoted 136 114 98
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
355 343 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 39.93% 54.02% 46.65%
Number of salaries quoted 332 290 259
Average salary £37,500 £40,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.97% +16.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £49,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
East Midlands

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 113 £36,750 +6.52% 7
Kettering +11 16 £37,500 - 3
Daventry - 7 £22,500 - 1
Brackley 0 4 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Towcester -3 2 £29,250 -2.50%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (53.01%) Windows
2 125 (37.65%) MS Excel
3 117 (35.24%) SQL Server
4 111 (33.43%) ITIL
5 109 (32.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 104 (31.33%) VMware
7 88 (26.51%) Active Directory
8 87 (26.20%) SQL
9 78 (23.49%) MS Exchange
10 77 (23.19%) Cisco
11 64 (19.28%) MS Office
12 61 (18.37%) Hyper-V
13 60 (18.07%) .NET
13 60 (18.07%) MCSA
14 58 (17.47%) MCP
14 58 (17.47%) MCSE
15 57 (17.17%) DNS
16 55 (16.57%) DHCP
17 54 (16.27%) TCP/IP
17 54 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (15.66%) C#
19 51 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
20 50 (15.06%) Windows Server 2003
21 48 (14.46%) Citrix
21 48 (14.46%) MCITP
22 42 (12.65%) Firewall
23 41 (12.35%) NetApp
23 41 (12.35%) SharePoint
24 39 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2010
25 38 (11.45%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 78 (23.49%) MS Exchange
2 41 (12.35%) SharePoint
3 39 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (4.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (3.01%) IIS
8 7 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.81%) Apache
9 6 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.51%) Lync
10 5 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.90%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.30%) Mule
12 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 125 (37.65%) MS Excel
2 64 (19.28%) MS Office
3 7 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.41%) Office 365
2 7 (2.11%) SaaS
3 3 (0.90%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (17.17%) DNS
2 55 (16.57%) DHCP
3 54 (16.27%) TCP/IP
4 42 (12.65%) Firewall
5 16 (4.82%) WAN
6 14 (4.22%) LAN
7 13 (3.92%) SAN
8 12 (3.61%) VPN
9 9 (2.71%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.11%) Internet
11 6 (1.81%) IP Telephony
11 6 (1.81%) VLAN
12 4 (1.20%) SSL
12 4 (1.20%) Network Security
13 3 (0.90%) Extranet
13 3 (0.90%) Intranet
14 2 (0.60%) Wireless
15 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
15 1 (0.30%) LDAP
15 1 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (35.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.11%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.20%) MySQL
8 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.30%) MS Access
11 1 (0.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (3.61%) NUnit
2 10 (3.01%) MSTest
3 9 (2.71%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (2.71%) Moq
4 5 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 36 (10.84%) Retail
2 26 (7.83%) Finance
3 19 (5.72%) Legal
4 18 (5.42%) Marketing
4 18 (5.42%) Law
5 10 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.20%) Front Office
7 3 (0.90%) Local Government
8 2 (0.60%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 98 (29.52%) Analyst
2 56 (16.87%) Developer
3 36 (10.84%) Support Analyst
4 22 (6.63%) Consultant
5 21 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (6.02%) Architect
6 20 (6.02%) .NET Developer
7 19 (5.72%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.42%) Service Analyst
8 18 (5.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 18 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (5.12%) Team Leader
10 16 (4.82%) Network Analyst
11 15 (4.52%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (3.92%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 13 (3.92%) Systems Developer
13 13 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (3.61%) Applications Support
14 12 (3.61%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.07%) .NET
2 30 (9.04%) ASP.NET
3 20 (6.02%) .NET Framework
4 15 (4.52%) WCF
5 12 (3.61%) WinForms
6 11 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (3.31%) WPF
6 11 (3.31%) Classic ASP
7 10 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 9 (2.71%) Castle Windsor
8 9 (2.71%) Ninject
8 9 (2.71%) Razor View Engine
8 9 (2.71%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (2.71%) Spring.NET
8 9 (2.71%) XML
8 9 (2.71%) HTML
9 6 (1.81%) CSS
9 6 (1.81%) Web Services
10 4 (1.20%) jQuery
11 3 (0.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.71%) Inversion of Control
1 9 (2.71%) N-Tier
2 8 (2.41%) Client/Server
2 8 (2.41%) Blog
3 7 (2.11%) Clustering
4 6 (1.81%) Replication
4 6 (1.81%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.51%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.51%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.20%) iPhone
6 4 (1.20%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.20%) Open Source
7 3 (0.90%) Kindle
7 3 (0.90%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.90%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.30%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.30%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.30%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 176 (53.01%) Windows
2 51 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (15.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (8.73%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.42%) Windows Vista
6 18 (5.42%) Linux
7 17 (5.12%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.81%) UNIX
8 6 (1.81%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.60%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (33.43%) ITIL
2 35 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (10.24%) Business Development
4 27 (8.13%) ITIL V3
5 18 (5.42%) Unit Testing
6 16 (4.82%) Project Management
6 16 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.52%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.22%) TDD
8 14 (4.22%) E-Commerce
9 13 (3.92%) Business Analysis
9 13 (3.92%) Scrum
10 12 (3.61%) Migration
10 12 (3.61%) MVC
11 11 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (3.31%) Project Planning
11 11 (3.31%) Change Management
12 10 (3.01%) Service Management
12 10 (3.01%) OO
13 9 (2.71%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.20%) SQL
2 52 (15.66%) C#
3 21 (6.33%) VB.NET
4 20 (6.02%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.72%) VB
6 12 (3.61%) VB6
6 12 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.31%) VBA
8 7 (2.11%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.81%) C
10 2 (0.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.60%) VBScript
10 2 (0.60%) C++
11 1 (0.30%) Java
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (32.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (18.07%) MCSA
3 58 (17.47%) MCP
3 58 (17.47%) MCSE
4 48 (14.46%) MCITP
5 38 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (11.14%) CCNA
7 23 (6.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (6.93%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (4.82%) Degree
9 14 (4.22%) MCTS
9 14 (4.22%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.92%) SC Cleared
11 10 (3.01%) CCA
11 10 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.81%) HND
13 5 (1.51%) MCAD
13 5 (1.51%) MOS
14 4 (1.20%) HNC
14 4 (1.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.01%) SLA
2 6 (1.81%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.81%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 88 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 61 (18.37%) Hyper-V
3 54 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.82%) XenApp
5 11 (3.31%) XenServer
5 11 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) WSUS
2 3 (0.90%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 104 (31.33%) VMware
2 77 (23.19%) Cisco
3 48 (14.46%) Citrix
4 41 (12.35%) NetApp
5 29 (8.73%) HP
6 21 (6.33%) WatchGuard
7 20 (6.02%) SonicWALL
8 14 (4.22%) SAP
9 9 (2.71%) Reuters
10 6 (1.81%) IBM
11 5 (1.51%) Altiris
11 5 (1.51%) Oracle
11 5 (1.51%) EMC
11 5 (1.51%) Symantec
11 5 (1.51%) Remedy
12 4 (1.20%) Wyse
12 4 (1.20%) Twitter
13 3 (0.90%) Google
13 3 (0.90%) Veeam
13 3 (0.90%) BMC
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Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
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