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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 142 143 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 18.39% 20.17% 19.91%
As % of the Vendors category 43.43% 44.00% 51.00%
Number of salaries quoted 135 116 119
Average salary £34,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.22% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,050 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
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
327 325 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 42.36% 45.84% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 311 284 234
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +4 107 £34,000 -15.00% 11
Kettering -5 7 £29,000 -51.66%
Towcester - 5 £34,500 -
Corby +10 2 £26,000 -62.85% 1
Brackley +1 2 £36,750 +19.51%
Wellingborough -2 2 £39,000 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 203 (52.73%) MS Excel
2 158 (41.04%) Windows
3 137 (35.58%) SQL Server
4 106 (27.53%) ITIL
5 97 (25.19%) SQL
6 94 (24.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 92 (23.90%) MS Office
8 86 (22.34%) Active Directory
9 78 (20.26%) .NET
10 75 (19.48%) Degree
11 63 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
12 61 (15.84%) Hyper-V
13 60 (15.58%) C#
14 55 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 54 (14.03%) MCP
16 53 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (13.51%) Cisco
18 50 (12.99%) MS Exchange
18 50 (12.99%) MCSE
19 47 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (11.69%) HTML
21 44 (11.43%) ASP.NET
21 44 (11.43%) LAN
21 44 (11.43%) WAN
22 43 (11.17%) CSS
22 43 (11.17%) JavaScript
23 42 (10.91%) VMware
23 42 (10.91%) SLA
24 40 (10.39%) Service Management
25 39 (10.13%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 50 (12.99%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (4.68%) Apache
6 18 (4.68%) Tomcat
7 17 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (4.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (3.90%) IIS
10 14 (3.64%) Lync
11 8 (2.08%) CMS
12 5 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
13 2 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 203 (52.73%) MS Excel
2 92 (23.90%) MS Office
3 10 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.08%) PowerPivot
5 5 (1.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.30%) LabWindows
3 5 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.71%) Office 365
2 16 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.43%) LAN
1 44 (11.43%) WAN
2 37 (9.61%) DNS
3 35 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 29 (7.53%) DHCP
4 29 (7.53%) SAN
5 15 (3.90%) Firewall
6 14 (3.64%) VPN
7 11 (2.86%) Internet
7 11 (2.86%) VLAN
8 10 (2.60%) Extranet
8 10 (2.60%) Intranet
9 5 (1.30%) Network Security
9 5 (1.30%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.04%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.04%) VoIP
11 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.52%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (35.58%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (4.94%) MySQL
6 17 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Power View
10 8 (2.08%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.82%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.30%) OLAP
12 5 (1.30%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.26%) DTS
Development Applications
1 28 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.56%) Firebug
3 6 (1.56%) Fiddler
4 4 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.78%) NUnit
5 3 (0.78%) MSTest
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (6.23%) Finance
2 15 (3.90%) Law
3 14 (3.64%) Marketing
3 14 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.38%) Legal
5 12 (3.12%) Retail
6 8 (2.08%) Welsh Language
7 5 (1.30%) Electronics
8 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 139 (36.10%) Analyst
2 72 (18.70%) Developer
3 43 (11.17%) Service Analyst
4 40 (10.39%) Support Analyst
5 30 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 26 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 22 (5.71%) Architect
9 21 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 21 (5.45%) DBA
9 21 (5.45%) SQL DBA
10 20 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (4.94%) Consultant
12 18 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (4.42%) Software Engineer
13 17 (4.42%) C# Developer
13 17 (4.42%) Team Leader
13 17 (4.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 16 (4.16%) .NET Developer
15 15 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (20.26%) .NET
2 45 (11.69%) HTML
3 44 (11.43%) ASP.NET
4 43 (11.17%) CSS
5 33 (8.57%) XML
6 22 (5.71%) jQuery
6 22 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 16 (4.16%) JSON
8 12 (3.12%) Ajax
9 11 (2.86%) WCF
9 11 (2.86%) CSS3
9 11 (2.86%) HTML5
10 10 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (2.60%) WinForms
10 10 (2.60%) Web Services
11 9 (2.34%) XHTML
11 9 (2.34%) Velocity
12 8 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (1.04%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.19%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.34%) Blog
5 9 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.30%) Clustering
7 4 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.78%) iPhone
8 3 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.52%) AS400
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.26%) Replication
10 1 (0.26%) VLE
10 1 (0.26%) RIA
10 1 (0.26%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.26%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 158 (41.04%) Windows
2 53 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (8.57%) Windows 7
3 33 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (7.53%) Linux
6 13 (3.38%) Windows XP
7 12 (3.12%) Windows Vista
8 10 (2.60%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.60%) Android
9 8 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.30%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.53%) ITIL
2 47 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (10.39%) Service Management
4 37 (9.61%) Service Delivery
5 36 (9.35%) Coaching
6 31 (8.05%) Project Management
7 29 (7.53%) ITSM
8 23 (5.97%) E-Commerce
9 21 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (5.19%) Agile Project Management
10 20 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (4.94%) CRM
12 17 (4.42%) Validation
12 17 (4.42%) Line Management
12 17 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 16 (4.16%) MVC
13 16 (4.16%) PRINCE2
14 15 (3.90%) Business Continuity
15 14 (3.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 97 (25.19%) SQL
2 60 (15.58%) C#
3 43 (11.17%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.79%) C
5 29 (7.53%) VB.NET
5 29 (7.53%) PowerShell
6 23 (5.97%) VB
7 16 (4.16%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.08%) C++
9 5 (1.30%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.04%) VB6
11 3 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 94 (24.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (19.48%) Degree
3 54 (14.03%) MCP
4 50 (12.99%) MCSE
5 31 (8.05%) SC Cleared
5 31 (8.05%) Security Cleared
6 29 (7.53%) MCITP
7 24 (6.23%) MCSA
8 23 (5.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 20 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (4.68%) CCNA
11 14 (3.64%) MCTS
12 13 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (3.12%) CCA
13 12 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (2.60%) HND
15 9 (2.34%) MOS
16 7 (1.82%) ISTQB
17 6 (1.56%) PMP
17 6 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.91%) SLA
2 10 (2.60%) QA
3 8 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (22.34%) Active Directory
2 61 (15.84%) Hyper-V
3 26 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (5.19%) XenServer
5 10 (2.60%) XenApp
6 6 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.30%) Firmware
7 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.30%) vSphere
8 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.38%) SCCM
2 11 (2.86%) SCOM
3 7 (1.82%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.56%) Windows Intune
5 5 (1.30%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.04%) SCSM
6 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.52%) WSUS
7 2 (0.52%) OVSD
7 2 (0.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 52 (13.51%) Cisco
2 42 (10.91%) VMware
3 39 (10.13%) HP
4 38 (9.87%) Citrix
5 30 (7.79%) IBM
6 14 (3.64%) NetApp
7 9 (2.34%) Remedy
7 9 (2.34%) BMC
8 7 (1.82%) LANDesk
9 6 (1.56%) MobileIron
9 6 (1.56%) Dell
10 4 (1.04%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.04%) Mitel
10 4 (1.04%) Sage
11 3 (0.78%) EMC
11 3 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.52%) AppSense
12 2 (0.52%) Lotus
13 1 (0.26%) Epicor
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +bonus + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + flexi working etc
Posted: Yesterday
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Opus Energy
Salary: £35k - £45k DOE + Up to 10% Bonus p/a
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-30k
Posted: 6 days ago
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Altura
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
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RS Components
Posted: 14 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago