The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Shropshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 42 40 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 35.00% 19.51% 21.74%
As % of the Vendors category 54.55% 35.71% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 39 31 32
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
77 112 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 64.17% 54.63% 59.01%
Number of salaries quoted 62 62 59
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Telford +2 35 £28,750 -4.16% 3
Shrewsbury +3 4 £35,000 +2.94%
Ellesmere - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 30 (53.57%) MS Office
4 24 (42.86%) SQL
5 23 (41.07%) DNS
6 22 (39.29%) Linux
7 21 (37.50%) IIS
8 17 (30.36%) Perl
8 17 (30.36%) SSL
8 17 (30.36%) HTTP
8 17 (30.36%) Backup Exec
8 17 (30.36%) Altiris
8 17 (30.36%) VLAN
8 17 (30.36%) Load Balancing
8 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
8 17 (30.36%) Forefront TMG
8 17 (30.36%) Bash Shell
9 16 (28.57%) vSphere
9 16 (28.57%) WSUS
9 16 (28.57%) SSH
9 16 (28.57%) Publishing
9 16 (28.57%) MS Visio
10 15 (26.79%) Apache
10 15 (26.79%) Change Control
11 14 (25.00%) MySQL
11 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (23.21%) Open Source
12 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (21.43%) PHP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (37.50%) IIS
2 15 (26.79%) Apache
3 11 (19.64%) Moodle
4 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
5 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 4 (7.14%) WordPress
7 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.79%) Lync
9 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 30 (53.57%) MS Office
3 16 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.14%) MS Project
5 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.79%) GIMP
6 1 (1.79%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) DNS
2 17 (30.36%) SSL
2 17 (30.36%) HTTP
2 17 (30.36%) VLAN
3 16 (28.57%) SSH
4 7 (12.50%) Firewall
4 7 (12.50%) SAN
4 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.36%) DDNS
5 3 (5.36%) DHCP
5 3 (5.36%) IPv4
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) MySQL
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.57%) QlikView
6 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (28.57%) Publishing
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Developer
5 6 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.14%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Graduate
9 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Graduate Software Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) LAMP
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (3.57%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) WPF
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) Ajax
5 1 (1.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Open Source
2 7 (12.50%) VLE
3 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.36%) Wiki
5 2 (3.57%) PMI
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Statistics
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Linux
3 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (19.64%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.57%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Load Balancing
2 15 (26.79%) Change Control
3 11 (19.64%) ITIL
4 9 (16.07%) Time Management
5 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Management
7 5 (8.93%) MVC
8 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.14%) Content Management
9 2 (3.57%) RUP
9 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.57%) Project Management
9 2 (3.57%) PRINCE
9 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.57%) Resource Management
10 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.79%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) SQL
2 17 (30.36%) Perl
2 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
2 17 (30.36%) Bash Shell
3 12 (21.43%) PHP
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.36%) VBA
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.57%) MCSE
2 2 (3.57%) MCSA
2 2 (3.57%) HND
2 2 (3.57%) CCA
2 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.57%) PMP
2 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) Forefront TMG
3 16 (28.57%) vSphere
4 10 (17.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (12.50%) Shibboleth
6 4 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 4 (7.14%) ISA Server
6 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (7.14%) XenServer
7 3 (5.36%) Squid
8 1 (1.79%) XenApp
8 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.79%) Xen
8 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Backup Exec
2 16 (28.57%) WSUS
3 3 (5.36%) Plesk
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Altiris
2 11 (19.64%) Cisco
3 9 (16.07%) Citrix
4 8 (14.29%) VMware
5 7 (12.50%) Dell
6 6 (10.71%) NetApp
7 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.57%) Business Objects
8 2 (3.57%) SAP
8 2 (3.57%) Niku
8 2 (3.57%) Lotus
9 1 (1.79%) Juniper
9 1 (1.79%) HP
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