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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 144 160 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.55% 24.35% 16.82%
As % of the Vendors category 40.68% 45.45% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 133 118 95
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
354 352 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 40.69% 53.58% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 336 299 252
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £70,000
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 25 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 25 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 +3 109 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Kettering +11 16 £37,500 - 2
Daventry - 7 £22,500 - 1
Towcester -4 2 £29,250 -2.50%
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 171 (51.51%) Windows
2 120 (36.14%) MS Excel
3 110 (33.13%) SQL Server
3 110 (33.13%) ITIL
4 103 (31.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 102 (30.72%) VMware
6 85 (25.60%) Active Directory
6 85 (25.60%) SQL
7 76 (22.89%) MS Exchange
8 75 (22.59%) Cisco
9 64 (19.28%) MS Office
10 61 (18.37%) .NET
11 58 (17.47%) MCSA
11 58 (17.47%) Hyper-V
12 56 (16.87%) MCP
13 54 (16.27%) C#
13 54 (16.27%) MCSE
14 53 (15.96%) DNS
15 52 (15.66%) Citrix
15 52 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (15.36%) DHCP
17 49 (14.76%) TCP/IP
18 47 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
19 45 (13.55%) NetApp
19 45 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
19 45 (13.55%) MCITP
20 42 (12.65%) Firewall
21 40 (12.05%) SharePoint
22 38 (11.45%) Business Development
22 38 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 76 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 40 (12.05%) SharePoint
3 38 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (4.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.61%) IIS
7 10 (3.01%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.11%) Lync
9 6 (1.81%) Apache
9 6 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.90%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 120 (36.14%) 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 9 (2.71%) Office 365
2 8 (2.41%) SaaS
3 3 (0.90%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.96%) DNS
2 51 (15.36%) DHCP
3 49 (14.76%) TCP/IP
4 42 (12.65%) Firewall
5 18 (5.42%) WAN
6 15 (4.52%) LAN
7 13 (3.92%) VPN
8 12 (3.61%) SAN
9 10 (3.01%) NetScaler
10 8 (2.41%) Internet
11 6 (1.81%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.51%) SSL
13 4 (1.20%) Network Security
14 3 (0.90%) VLAN
14 3 (0.90%) Intranet
14 3 (0.90%) Extranet
14 3 (0.90%) Wireless
15 1 (0.30%) FTP
15 1 (0.30%) LDAP
15 1 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (33.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.81%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.20%) MySQL
10 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.30%) MS Access
11 1 (0.30%) OLAP
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (3.92%) NUnit
2 11 (3.31%) MSTest
3 10 (3.01%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (3.01%) Moq
4 6 (1.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 35 (10.54%) Retail
2 25 (7.53%) Finance
3 19 (5.72%) Legal
3 19 (5.72%) Marketing
4 18 (5.42%) Law
5 11 (3.31%) 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 93 (28.01%) Analyst
2 56 (16.87%) Developer
3 36 (10.84%) Support Analyst
4 23 (6.93%) Consultant
4 23 (6.93%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.33%) Architect
6 20 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.42%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.12%) Service Analyst
8 17 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (5.12%) Team Leader
9 16 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (4.52%) Network Analyst
11 14 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.22%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (3.92%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 13 (3.92%) Development Manager
12 13 (3.92%) Systems Developer
13 12 (3.61%) Business Development Manager
13 12 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.37%) .NET
2 32 (9.64%) ASP.NET
3 20 (6.02%) .NET Framework
4 16 (4.82%) WCF
5 13 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (3.61%) WPF
6 12 (3.61%) WinForms
7 11 (3.31%) Classic ASP
7 11 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 10 (3.01%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (3.01%) Spring.NET
8 10 (3.01%) Razor View Engine
8 10 (3.01%) HTML
8 10 (3.01%) Castle Windsor
8 10 (3.01%) Ninject
9 8 (2.41%) XML
10 7 (2.11%) CSS
11 5 (1.51%) Web Services
11 5 (1.51%) jQuery
12 3 (0.90%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.01%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (2.71%) N-Tier
3 8 (2.41%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.41%) Blog
4 6 (1.81%) Fat Client
4 6 (1.81%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.81%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.81%) Replication
5 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.51%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.20%) Clustering
6 4 (1.20%) iPhone
6 4 (1.20%) Open Source
7 3 (0.90%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.90%) Kindle
8 2 (0.60%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.30%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.30%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.30%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 171 (51.51%) Windows
2 47 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (8.73%) Windows 7
5 18 (5.42%) Linux
6 17 (5.12%) Windows Vista
7 16 (4.82%) Windows XP
7 16 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.81%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.81%) UNIX
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
1 110 (33.13%) ITIL
2 38 (11.45%) Business Development
3 34 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (7.83%) ITIL V3
5 19 (5.72%) Unit Testing
6 16 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.52%) TDD
7 15 (4.52%) Project Management
8 14 (4.22%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.22%) E-Commerce
8 14 (4.22%) MVC
9 13 (3.92%) Scrum
9 13 (3.92%) Business Analysis
10 12 (3.61%) Project Planning
10 12 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (3.61%) Migration
11 11 (3.31%) OO
11 11 (3.31%) Change Management
12 10 (3.01%) Service Management
12 10 (3.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.60%) SQL
2 54 (16.27%) C#
3 20 (6.02%) VB.NET
4 19 (5.72%) T-SQL
5 18 (5.42%) VB
6 12 (3.61%) VB6
6 12 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.31%) VBA
8 8 (2.41%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.81%) C
10 2 (0.60%) VBScript
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.30%) C++
11 1 (0.30%) Java
11 1 (0.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 103 (31.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (17.47%) MCSA
3 56 (16.87%) MCP
4 54 (16.27%) MCSE
5 45 (13.55%) MCITP
6 37 (11.14%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (10.84%) CCNA
8 24 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (6.93%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (4.52%) Degree
11 14 (4.22%) MCTS
12 13 (3.92%) Security Cleared
13 12 (3.61%) SC Cleared
14 11 (3.31%) CCA
14 11 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.81%) MOS
15 6 (1.81%) HND
16 5 (1.51%) MCAD
16 5 (1.51%) CCIA
17 4 (1.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.31%) SLA
2 7 (2.11%) QA
3 6 (1.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 58 (17.47%) Hyper-V
3 52 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.12%) XenApp
5 12 (3.61%) XenServer
5 12 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.41%) 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%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) WSUS
2 3 (0.90%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 102 (30.72%) VMware
2 75 (22.59%) Cisco
3 52 (15.66%) Citrix
4 45 (13.55%) 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%) Oracle
11 5 (1.51%) EMC
11 5 (1.51%) Symantec
11 5 (1.51%) Remedy
11 5 (1.51%) Altiris
11 5 (1.51%) Wyse
12 4 (1.20%) Twitter
13 3 (0.90%) Veeam
13 3 (0.90%) Google
13 3 (0.90%) AppSense
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