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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 154 139 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.90% 15.58% 18.69%
As % of the Vendors category 41.40% 37.47% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 141 130 93
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
372 371 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 40.83% 41.59% 48.79%
Number of salaries quoted 329 354 291
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 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 2 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 -1 101 £32,500 -13.33% 10
Brackley +3 11 £42,500 +13.33%
Towcester +9 7 £21,500 -40.27%
Kettering -8 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Corby - 2 £25,000 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 135 (43.27%) Windows
2 125 (40.06%) MS Excel
3 124 (39.74%) SQL Server
4 122 (39.10%) SQL
5 82 (26.28%) .NET
6 68 (21.79%) MS Office
7 64 (20.51%) C#
8 55 (17.63%) SharePoint
9 53 (16.99%) SAN
10 52 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 51 (16.35%) LAN
12 50 (16.03%) WAN
13 49 (15.71%) Hyper-V
14 44 (14.10%) ASP.NET
15 42 (13.46%) ITIL
15 42 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (13.14%) Retail
16 41 (13.14%) Cisco
17 40 (12.82%) Degree
18 38 (12.18%) HTML
18 38 (12.18%) Active Directory
18 38 (12.18%) Project Management
18 38 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (12.18%) VMware
19 37 (11.86%) JavaScript
19 37 (11.86%) XML
20 36 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
21 35 (11.22%) Citrix
22 34 (10.90%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 55 (17.63%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.81%) Apache
5 14 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (4.17%) Lync
7 11 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.24%) IIS
9 6 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.28%) CMS
10 4 (1.28%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.64%) SAS
11 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 125 (40.06%) MS Excel
2 68 (21.79%) MS Office
3 6 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) Mingle
4 3 (0.96%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.96%) MS Project
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.28%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.13%) Office 365
3 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.99%) SAN
2 51 (16.35%) LAN
3 50 (16.03%) WAN
4 21 (6.73%) DHCP
5 20 (6.41%) Firewall
6 13 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.53%) DNS
8 10 (3.21%) LDAP
8 10 (3.21%) NAS
9 9 (2.88%) VLAN
10 8 (2.56%) VoIP
11 7 (2.24%) Intranet
11 7 (2.24%) VPN
12 6 (1.92%) PBX
12 6 (1.92%) Internet
12 6 (1.92%) MPLS
12 6 (1.92%) Spanning Tree
13 5 (1.60%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.60%) HSRP
13 5 (1.60%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (39.74%) SQL Server
2 42 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.81%) MySQL
8 12 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (3.53%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.28%) SAP BW
11 4 (1.28%) SAP BI
11 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Power View
12 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.64%) DTS
13 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (6.73%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.41%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.96%) JIRA
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.32%) Hudson
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (13.14%) Retail
2 22 (7.05%) Finance
3 18 (5.77%) Law
4 11 (3.53%) Welsh Language
5 10 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.56%) Games
7 7 (2.24%) Back Office
8 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.28%) Front Office
8 4 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (39.42%) Analyst
2 78 (25.00%) Developer
3 60 (19.23%) Support Analyst
4 32 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 28 (8.97%) Applications Support
5 28 (8.97%) Software Developer
6 18 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
6 18 (5.77%) Applications Support Analyst
7 17 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.45%) Junior
8 16 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (4.81%) .NET Software Developer
10 14 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.49%) Help Desk Analyst
11 13 (4.17%) Software Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Consultant
12 12 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.85%) .NET Software Engineer
13 11 (3.53%) Junior Developer
13 11 (3.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (26.28%) .NET
2 44 (14.10%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.18%) HTML
4 37 (11.86%) XML
5 34 (10.90%) CSS
6 32 (10.26%) .NET Framework
7 29 (9.29%) JSON
8 27 (8.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (8.01%) Web Services
10 24 (7.69%) Entity Framework
11 9 (2.88%) ISPF
12 8 (2.56%) jQuery
13 7 (2.24%) Middleware
14 4 (1.28%) HTML5
14 4 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 3 (0.96%) CSS3
15 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.96%) Ajax
15 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 2 (0.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.97%) Management Information System
1 28 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.01%) Data Centre
3 23 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.88%) User Experience
5 7 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.24%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.92%) Kindle
7 5 (1.60%) Replication
8 3 (0.96%) Clustering
8 3 (0.96%) PMI
9 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.64%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.32%) iPhone
10 1 (0.32%) iSeries
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 135 (43.27%) Windows
2 42 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (9.94%) Linux
4 28 (8.97%) Windows 7
5 25 (8.01%) Windows 8
6 18 (5.77%) Windows XP
7 13 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.60%) Android
9 5 (1.60%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.46%) ITIL
2 38 (12.18%) Project Management
2 38 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (9.94%) MVC
5 27 (8.65%) Software Engineering
5 27 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 24 (7.69%) Scrum
6 24 (7.69%) OOP
6 24 (7.69%) OO
7 20 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (5.77%) CRM
8 18 (5.77%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.45%) Data Modelling
10 16 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.81%) Service Management
11 15 (4.81%) Agile Project Management
12 14 (4.49%) Business Continuity
12 14 (4.49%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 122 (39.10%) SQL
2 64 (20.51%) C#
3 37 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.05%) VB.NET
5 16 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.85%) C
8 2 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (12.82%) Degree
2 31 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (8.97%) MCP
4 15 (4.81%) MCSE
5 14 (4.49%) MCSA
6 11 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.92%) CCNP
10 5 (1.60%) ISEB
10 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.60%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.28%) VCP5
12 3 (0.96%) PMP
12 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.96%) MCDST
12 3 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.21%) SLA
2 9 (2.88%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.24%) QA
4 6 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 49 (15.71%) Hyper-V
2 38 (12.18%) Active Directory
3 24 (7.69%) XenServer
4 18 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.56%) vSphere
6 7 (2.24%) XenApp
7 4 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (9.29%) SCCM
2 4 (1.28%) SCOM
3 3 (0.96%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (13.14%) Cisco
2 38 (12.18%) VMware
3 35 (11.22%) Citrix
4 19 (6.09%) HP
5 17 (5.45%) IBM
6 12 (3.85%) Business Objects
7 6 (1.92%) SAP
7 6 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.92%) LANDesk
8 5 (1.60%) MobileIron
9 4 (1.28%) Sage
9 4 (1.28%) Sony
9 4 (1.28%) Lotus
10 3 (0.96%) Dell
10 3 (0.96%) F5
11 2 (0.64%) Tableau
11 2 (0.64%) BMC
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle
11 2 (0.64%) NetApp
11 2 (0.64%) Remedy
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