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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 232 118 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.79% 19.54% 21.62%
As % of the Vendors category 53.83% 40.14% 51.16%
Number of salaries quoted 211 100 139
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £50,000 £42,500
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
431 294 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 42.34% 48.68% 42.26%
Number of salaries quoted 400 261 279
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +2 162 £34,319 +10.70% 10
Brackley - 10 £38,750 - 1
Kettering -8 5 £22,000 -31.25%
Daventry -11 2 £21,000 +40.00%
Towcester - 2 £31,250 -
Wellingborough -2 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 209 (51.99%) MS Excel
2 180 (44.78%) Windows
3 153 (38.06%) SQL Server
4 117 (29.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (29.10%) ITIL
5 108 (26.87%) MS Office
6 99 (24.63%) SQL
7 91 (22.64%) Active Directory
8 76 (18.91%) VMware
9 72 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (17.66%) MS Exchange
11 68 (16.92%) .NET
12 65 (16.17%) MCSE
12 65 (16.17%) Degree
13 62 (15.42%) Hyper-V
13 62 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
14 61 (15.17%) SharePoint
14 61 (15.17%) Cisco
15 57 (14.18%) C#
16 55 (13.68%) MCP
17 54 (13.43%) TCP/IP
18 51 (12.69%) DNS
18 51 (12.69%) MCITP
19 46 (11.44%) SLA
20 43 (10.70%) MCSA
21 42 (10.45%) ASP.NET
21 42 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
21 42 (10.45%) Service Delivery
22 41 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
23 40 (9.95%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 71 (17.66%) MS Exchange
2 61 (15.17%) SharePoint
3 33 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (4.23%) IIS
6 17 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (2.99%) Lync
9 6 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.24%) Apache
10 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.75%) SAS
12 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.25%) Node.js
13 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 209 (51.99%) MS Excel
2 108 (26.87%) MS Office
3 10 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.99%) PowerPivot
5 5 (1.24%) MS Project
6 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.50%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.98%) Office 365
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (13.43%) TCP/IP
2 51 (12.69%) DNS
3 40 (9.95%) DHCP
4 25 (6.22%) WAN
4 25 (6.22%) LAN
5 23 (5.72%) Firewall
6 18 (4.48%) SAN
7 14 (3.48%) VPN
8 13 (3.23%) VLAN
9 10 (2.49%) NetScaler
9 10 (2.49%) IP Telephony
10 9 (2.24%) Internet
11 8 (1.99%) Extranet
11 8 (1.99%) Intranet
12 5 (1.24%) Network Security
13 4 (1.00%) VoIP
14 2 (0.50%) MPLS
14 2 (0.50%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (38.06%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (2.24%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Power View
11 5 (1.24%) OLAP Cube
11 5 (1.24%) MySQL
11 5 (1.24%) OLAP
11 5 (1.24%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 24 (5.97%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.49%) Firebug
3 6 (1.49%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.24%) NUnit
5 4 (1.00%) MSTest
5 4 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 23 (5.72%) Finance
2 19 (4.73%) Retail
3 15 (3.73%) Marketing
3 15 (3.73%) Legal
4 12 (2.99%) Law
4 12 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.99%) Welsh Language
6 3 (0.75%) Banking
6 3 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (35.07%) Analyst
2 68 (16.92%) Developer
3 47 (11.69%) Service Analyst
4 46 (11.44%) Support Analyst
5 34 (8.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (6.47%) Team Leader
8 24 (5.97%) Architect
9 23 (5.72%) Senior Developer
10 22 (5.47%) Support Engineer
11 21 (5.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 19 (4.73%) Consultant
12 19 (4.73%) Technical Analyst
13 18 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (4.48%) Software Developer
13 18 (4.48%) DBA
14 17 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (4.23%) Help Desk Analyst
14 17 (4.23%) SQL DBA
15 16 (3.98%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.92%) .NET
2 42 (10.45%) ASP.NET
3 40 (9.95%) HTML
4 37 (9.20%) CSS
5 31 (7.71%) XML
6 21 (5.22%) jQuery
7 19 (4.73%) .NET Framework
8 12 (2.99%) Ajax
8 12 (2.99%) WCF
9 10 (2.49%) JSON
9 10 (2.49%) Web Services
9 10 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (2.49%) WinForms
10 9 (2.24%) HTML5
10 9 (2.24%) CSS3
10 9 (2.24%) XHTML
11 7 (1.74%) Velocity
12 5 (1.24%) Application Packaging
12 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 4 (1.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.72%) N-Tier
4 16 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.99%) Blog
6 9 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.99%) Clustering
8 4 (1.00%) Replication
8 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.00%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.75%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.50%) iPhone
10 2 (0.50%) Open Source
10 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.25%) User Experience
11 1 (0.25%) Social Media
11 1 (0.25%) RIA
11 1 (0.25%) Copywriting
11 1 (0.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 180 (44.78%) Windows
2 72 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (9.70%) Windows 7
5 36 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (4.23%) Linux
7 15 (3.73%) Windows Vista
7 15 (3.73%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.00%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.25%) UNIX
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.10%) ITIL
2 42 (10.45%) Service Delivery
3 38 (9.45%) Service Management
3 38 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (8.21%) Coaching
5 28 (6.97%) ITSM
6 25 (6.22%) E-Commerce
7 21 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (5.22%) Mentoring
8 17 (4.23%) Business Continuity
9 16 (3.98%) PRINCE2
9 16 (3.98%) CRM
9 16 (3.98%) Line Management
10 15 (3.73%) Validation
11 14 (3.48%) MVC
11 14 (3.48%) Project Management
11 14 (3.48%) OO
11 14 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (3.48%) Business Analysis
12 13 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.63%) SQL
2 57 (14.18%) C#
3 37 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 27 (6.72%) C
5 23 (5.72%) VB.NET
6 21 (5.22%) VB
7 16 (3.98%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.98%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.24%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.25%) VB6
10 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 117 (29.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (16.17%) MCSE
2 65 (16.17%) Degree
3 55 (13.68%) MCP
4 51 (12.69%) MCITP
5 43 (10.70%) MCSA
6 39 (9.70%) Security Cleared
7 38 (9.45%) SC Cleared
8 30 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (6.72%) CCNA
10 26 (6.47%) MCTS
11 24 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (5.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (3.98%) CCA
13 16 (3.98%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (2.99%) HND
15 7 (1.74%) MOS
15 7 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.74%) ISTQB
16 6 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.44%) SLA
2 11 (2.74%) QA
3 6 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 62 (15.42%) Hyper-V
3 41 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.98%) XenApp
5 11 (2.74%) XenDesktop
5 11 (2.74%) vSphere
6 7 (1.74%) XenServer
6 7 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.75%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.50%) Firmware
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.48%) SCCM
2 12 (2.99%) SCOM
3 8 (1.99%) XenMobile
4 7 (1.74%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.49%) Windows Intune
6 4 (1.00%) SCSM
6 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.75%) WSUS
8 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.50%) OpenView
8 2 (0.50%) OVSD
Vendors
1 76 (18.91%) VMware
2 61 (15.17%) Cisco
3 39 (9.70%) Citrix
4 31 (7.71%) HP
5 21 (5.22%) NetApp
6 15 (3.73%) IBM
7 9 (2.24%) BMC
7 9 (2.24%) WatchGuard
7 9 (2.24%) Remedy
8 5 (1.24%) SonicWALL
8 5 (1.24%) AppSense
9 4 (1.00%) Mitel
9 4 (1.00%) Dell
10 3 (0.75%) EMC
10 3 (0.75%) Google
10 3 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.75%) Sage
10 3 (0.75%) Veeam
10 3 (0.75%) Twitter
11 2 (0.50%) Pegasus
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