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 30 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 37 27 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 31.09% 21.77% 22.61%
As % of the Vendors category 44.05% 32.53% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 35 18 24
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £22,700 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
84 83 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 70.59% 66.94% 57.79%
Number of salaries quoted 67 45 75
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £19,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £46,250 £55,000
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 30 July 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 30 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
Telford +5 31 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Shrewsbury -5 1 £47,500 +9.82% 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 51 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 41 (52.56%) MS Excel
4 34 (43.59%) DNS
5 30 (38.46%) Citrix
5 30 (38.46%) SQL
6 29 (37.18%) VMware
6 29 (37.18%) vSphere
7 28 (35.90%) MS Exchange
8 27 (34.62%) MS Office
9 24 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (29.49%) Linux
11 22 (28.21%) IIS
12 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (23.08%) PowerShell
13 18 (23.08%) Load Balancing
13 18 (23.08%) Altiris
13 18 (23.08%) VLAN
13 18 (23.08%) Bash Shell
13 18 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
13 18 (23.08%) Backup Exec
13 18 (23.08%) Perl
13 18 (23.08%) HTTP
13 18 (23.08%) SSL
14 17 (21.79%) MS Visio
14 17 (21.79%) Publishing
14 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2013
14 17 (21.79%) SSH
14 17 (21.79%) WSUS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 24 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (28.21%) IIS
4 17 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (17.95%) Apache
6 12 (15.38%) Moodle
7 10 (12.82%) SharePoint
7 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (6.41%) WordPress
10 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
11 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
11 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (1.28%) Lync
Applications
1 41 (52.56%) MS Excel
2 27 (34.62%) MS Office
3 17 (21.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.85%) MS Project
6 1 (1.28%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.28%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (43.59%) DNS
2 18 (23.08%) VLAN
2 18 (23.08%) HTTP
2 18 (23.08%) SSL
3 17 (21.79%) SSH
4 14 (17.95%) SAN
5 12 (15.38%) DHCP
6 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.69%) Firewall
8 3 (3.85%) Wireless
8 3 (3.85%) DDNS
8 3 (3.85%) IPv4
8 3 (3.85%) LAN
9 2 (2.56%) NAS
9 2 (2.56%) Intranet
10 1 (1.28%) VPN
10 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) MySQL
3 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Subversion
1 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
1 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (21.79%) Publishing
2 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Finance
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Developer
5 7 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.85%) Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) MI Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) LAMP
2 10 (12.82%) .NET
3 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.85%) HTML
4 3 (3.85%) WPF
5 2 (2.56%) WCF
5 2 (2.56%) Web Services
5 2 (2.56%) COM
6 1 (1.28%) WinForms
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) XML
6 1 (1.28%) jQuery
6 1 (1.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Open Source
2 7 (8.97%) VLE
3 3 (3.85%) Wiki
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.56%) PMI
4 2 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 23 (29.49%) Linux
3 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.85%) Windows NT
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 16 (20.51%) Change Control
3 12 (15.38%) Migration
4 10 (12.82%) Time Management
4 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.69%) MVC
6 5 (6.41%) ITIL
6 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.41%) Content Management
7 4 (5.13%) RUP
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
8 3 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.56%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.56%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.56%) CRM
9 2 (2.56%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.56%) SOA
9 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.46%) SQL
2 18 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 18 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 18 (23.08%) Perl
3 13 (16.67%) PHP
4 8 (10.26%) C#
5 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.28%) Java
7 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.41%) Degree
3 4 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.56%) PMP
5 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.28%) CCA
6 1 (1.28%) CCNA
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 29 (37.18%) vSphere
3 18 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
4 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (20.51%) XenApp
6 11 (14.10%) Hyper-V
7 9 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (10.26%) Shibboleth
9 7 (8.97%) XenServer
10 5 (6.41%) Terminal Services
11 4 (5.13%) ISA Server
12 3 (3.85%) Squid
12 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
14 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 17 (21.79%) WSUS
3 3 (3.85%) Plesk
Vendors
1 30 (38.46%) Citrix
2 29 (37.18%) VMware
3 18 (23.08%) Altiris
4 12 (15.38%) Cisco
4 12 (15.38%) NetApp
5 8 (10.26%) Dell
6 4 (5.13%) HP
7 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.56%) Cognos
8 2 (2.56%) Niku
8 2 (2.56%) Lotus
8 2 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.28%) Juniper
Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-50k
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago