The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 34 13 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 16.27% 10.83% 28.10%
As % of the Vendors category 29.31% 16.88% 44.16%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 30
Average salary £31,000 £22,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.90% -34.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,100 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £37,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Vendors Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
116 77 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 55.50% 64.17% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 93 39 54
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Shropshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Shropshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Telford +7 28 £31,000 +55.00%
Shrewsbury -1 1 £18,500 -22.91%
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Citrix
3 33 (48.53%) VMware
4 31 (45.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (42.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
8 25 (36.76%) DNS
9 23 (33.82%) MS Exchange
10 20 (29.41%) .NET
10 20 (29.41%) SQL
10 20 (29.41%) Linux
11 19 (27.94%) C#
11 19 (27.94%) TCP/IP
11 19 (27.94%) SAN
12 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (25.00%) MS Excel
14 16 (23.53%) DHCP
14 16 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (22.06%) Firewall
15 15 (22.06%) NAS
15 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (20.59%) VPN
17 12 (17.65%) Cisco
17 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
18 11 (16.18%) Apache
18 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (14.71%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 23 (33.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (16.18%) Apache
3 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.82%) IIS
4 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.24%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) DNS
2 19 (27.94%) SAN
2 19 (27.94%) TCP/IP
3 16 (23.53%) DHCP
4 15 (22.06%) Firewall
4 15 (22.06%) NAS
5 14 (20.59%) VPN
6 9 (13.24%) DDNS
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (7.35%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.47%) SSH
8 1 (1.47%) VLAN
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.47%) IPv4
8 1 (1.47%) IPv6
8 1 (1.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.82%) MySQL
6 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.47%) QlikView
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Back Office
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (20.59%) Technical Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Technical Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Team Leader
7 3 (4.41%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.41%) .NET
2 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.71%) WPF
4 7 (10.29%) WinForms
5 6 (8.82%) CSS
5 6 (8.82%) HTML
6 4 (5.88%) XML
6 4 (5.88%) jQuery
7 3 (4.41%) WCF
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.94%) JSON
8 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.94%) HTML5
8 2 (2.94%) CSS3
8 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.94%) Web Services
8 2 (2.94%) COM
8 2 (2.94%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Open Source
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (29.41%) Linux
4 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.29%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.94%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 7 (10.29%) UML
4 6 (8.82%) TDD
4 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.35%) ITIL
6 4 (5.88%) OOP
6 4 (5.88%) OO
7 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.41%) MVC
7 3 (4.41%) Migration
8 2 (2.94%) Data Security
8 2 (2.94%) CRM
8 2 (2.94%) ETL
8 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.94%) Project Management
8 2 (2.94%) Data Management
8 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 19 (27.94%) C#
3 6 (8.82%) C++
4 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) VB
5 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (42.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (14.71%) Degree
4 9 (13.24%) CCA
5 8 (11.76%) MCSE
5 8 (11.76%) MCSA
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.94%) VCP4
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.47%) MCITP
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.24%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.76%) Terminal Services
3 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.29%) vSphere
5 6 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.82%) XenApp
6 3 (4.41%) XenServer
7 1 (1.47%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Nagios
2 1 (1.47%) Plesk
2 1 (1.47%) cPanel
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) Citrix
2 33 (48.53%) VMware
3 12 (17.65%) Cisco
4 9 (13.24%) HP
5 7 (10.29%) Brocade
6 4 (5.88%) Mitel
6 4 (5.88%) NetApp
6 4 (5.88%) Avaya
6 4 (5.88%) Juniper
6 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.88%) 3PAR
7 3 (4.41%) Lotus
8 2 (2.94%) Sage
8 2 (2.94%) Remedy
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle
9 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.47%) Cognos
9 1 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL