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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 197 113 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 21.37% 18.68% 20.14%
As % of the Vendors category 49.50% 36.93% 50.36%
Number of salaries quoted 179 93 129
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £20,000 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £53,500 £42,600
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
398 306 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 43.17% 50.58% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 370 267 259
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +5 137 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Kettering -5 7 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Towcester - 5 £34,500 - 1
Brackley 0 4 £37,500 +21.95%
Wellingborough -2 2 £39,000 -
Daventry -11 2 £21,000 +40.00%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 210 (52.50%) MS Excel
2 175 (43.75%) Windows
3 149 (37.25%) SQL Server
4 113 (28.25%) ITIL
5 111 (27.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 104 (26.00%) MS Office
7 96 (24.00%) SQL
8 86 (21.50%) Active Directory
9 74 (18.50%) .NET
10 68 (17.00%) Degree
11 65 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 64 (16.00%) Hyper-V
13 63 (15.75%) MS Exchange
13 63 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
14 61 (15.25%) SharePoint
15 59 (14.75%) MCSE
16 57 (14.25%) VMware
17 56 (14.00%) C#
17 56 (14.00%) Cisco
18 53 (13.25%) MCP
19 50 (12.50%) TCP/IP
20 47 (11.75%) DNS
21 44 (11.00%) SLA
22 43 (10.75%) MCITP
23 41 (10.25%) ASP.NET
24 40 (10.00%) HTML
24 40 (10.00%) Service Delivery
25 39 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
26 38 (9.50%) DHCP
26 38 (9.50%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 61 (15.25%) SharePoint
3 29 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (4.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (4.25%) IIS
8 16 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (3.50%) Lync
10 11 (2.75%) Apache
10 11 (2.75%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.75%) SAS
13 2 (0.50%) CMS
13 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 210 (52.50%) MS Excel
2 104 (26.00%) MS Office
3 10 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.00%) PowerPivot
5 5 (1.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.25%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.50%) Office 365
2 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 47 (11.75%) DNS
3 38 (9.50%) DHCP
4 32 (8.00%) WAN
4 32 (8.00%) LAN
5 23 (5.75%) SAN
6 21 (5.25%) Firewall
7 13 (3.25%) VPN
7 13 (3.25%) VLAN
8 11 (2.75%) Internet
9 10 (2.50%) Extranet
9 10 (2.50%) Intranet
10 7 (1.75%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.50%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.00%) Network Security
12 4 (1.00%) VoIP
13 2 (0.50%) PBX
13 2 (0.50%) MPLS
13 2 (0.50%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (4.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.00%) MySQL
8 10 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (2.25%) Data Mining
10 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Power View
11 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.25%) OLAP
12 5 (1.25%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 29 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 21 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.50%) Firebug
3 6 (1.50%) Fiddler
4 4 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.75%) MSTest
5 3 (0.75%) NUnit
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 29 (7.25%) Finance
2 15 (3.75%) Telecoms
2 15 (3.75%) Retail
3 14 (3.50%) Legal
4 13 (3.25%) Law
5 11 (2.75%) Marketing
6 8 (2.00%) Welsh Language
7 5 (1.25%) Electronics
8 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.75%) Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 140 (35.00%) Analyst
2 68 (17.00%) Developer
3 45 (11.25%) Support Analyst
4 43 (10.75%) Service Analyst
5 30 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (6.00%) Architect
7 24 (6.00%) Team Leader
8 22 (5.50%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.00%) DBA
9 20 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 20 (5.00%) SQL DBA
9 20 (5.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 19 (4.75%) Software Developer
10 19 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
11 18 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.25%) Consultant
12 17 (4.25%) Help Desk Analyst
13 16 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
13 16 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.50%) .NET
2 41 (10.25%) ASP.NET
3 40 (10.00%) HTML
4 37 (9.25%) CSS
5 31 (7.75%) XML
6 21 (5.25%) jQuery
7 19 (4.75%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.00%) Ajax
9 11 (2.75%) JSON
9 11 (2.75%) WinForms
10 10 (2.50%) HTML5
10 10 (2.50%) CSS3
10 10 (2.50%) WCF
11 9 (2.25%) XHTML
11 9 (2.25%) Web Services
12 8 (2.00%) Velocity
12 8 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 4 (1.00%) Application Packaging
14 4 (1.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 18 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.25%) Blog
6 8 (2.00%) Clustering
7 4 (1.00%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.75%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.75%) Replication
9 2 (0.50%) AS400
9 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.50%) iPhone
10 1 (0.25%) Social Media
10 1 (0.25%) RIA
10 1 (0.25%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) VLE
10 1 (0.25%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 175 (43.75%) Windows
2 65 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (9.00%) Windows 7
6 24 (6.00%) Linux
7 17 (4.25%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.50%) Windows Vista
9 9 (2.25%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.25%) Android
11 4 (1.00%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (28.25%) ITIL
2 40 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 39 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (9.50%) Service Management
5 34 (8.50%) Coaching
6 28 (7.00%) ITSM
7 23 (5.75%) E-Commerce
8 22 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (5.00%) Project Management
9 20 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 17 (4.25%) Line Management
10 17 (4.25%) Business Continuity
11 16 (4.00%) Validation
11 16 (4.00%) CRM
11 16 (4.00%) PRINCE2
12 14 (3.50%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (3.25%) Agile Project Management
14 12 (3.00%) MVC
14 12 (3.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 96 (24.00%) SQL
2 56 (14.00%) C#
3 37 (9.25%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.50%) C
5 25 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 24 (6.00%) VB
7 23 (5.75%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.75%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.25%) C++
10 5 (1.25%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.00%) VB6
12 3 (0.75%) Java
13 2 (0.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 111 (27.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (17.00%) Degree
3 59 (14.75%) MCSE
4 53 (13.25%) MCP
5 43 (10.75%) MCITP
6 36 (9.00%) SC Cleared
6 36 (9.00%) Security Cleared
6 36 (9.00%) MCSA
7 26 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (6.00%) CCNA
9 23 (5.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 21 (5.25%) MCTS
11 18 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (3.50%) CCA
12 14 (3.50%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (2.75%) HND
14 8 (2.00%) MOS
15 7 (1.75%) ISTQB
16 6 (1.50%) ISEB
16 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.00%) SLA
2 11 (2.75%) QA
3 7 (1.75%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 64 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 33 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.25%) XenServer
5 12 (3.00%) XenApp
6 8 (2.00%) vSphere
7 7 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.50%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.25%) Firmware
10 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.25%) SCCM
2 11 (2.75%) SCOM
3 7 (1.75%) SCOrch
3 7 (1.75%) XenMobile
4 6 (1.50%) Windows Intune
5 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.00%) SCSM
6 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.50%) OpenView
6 2 (0.50%) OVSD
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (14.25%) VMware
2 56 (14.00%) Cisco
3 35 (8.75%) Citrix
4 34 (8.50%) HP
5 22 (5.50%) IBM
6 17 (4.25%) NetApp
7 9 (2.25%) BMC
7 9 (2.25%) Remedy
8 5 (1.25%) WatchGuard
8 5 (1.25%) Dell
9 4 (1.00%) AppSense
9 4 (1.00%) Mitel
10 3 (0.75%) Google
10 3 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.75%) Sage
10 3 (0.75%) EMC
10 3 (0.75%) Veeam
11 2 (0.50%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.50%) Lotus
12 1 (0.25%) Fortinet
Northampton
Krooter
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Flexi - Time & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Private Healthcare & Pension
Posted: 20 days ago