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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 37 44 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 18.32% 37.29% 16.29%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 61.97% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33 42 23
Average salary £27,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.92% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,100 £20,650 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,250 £43,200
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
111 71 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 54.95% 60.17% 58.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93 61 49
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -1 31 £26,000 -25.71% 6
Shrewsbury +5 1 £40,000 -
Oswestry - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 44 (62.86%) Windows
2 43 (61.43%) Citrix
3 42 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (51.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 33 (47.14%) VMware
7 30 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 28 (40.00%) DNS
9 26 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (34.29%) SQL Server
11 23 (32.86%) Firewall
12 21 (30.00%) DHCP
13 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (25.71%) SAN
14 18 (25.71%) Linux
15 17 (24.29%) SQL
15 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
16 16 (22.86%) NAS
17 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
17 15 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
19 13 (18.57%) VPN
19 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
20 12 (17.14%) ITIL
20 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
21 11 (15.71%) XenApp
21 11 (15.71%) MS Office
22 10 (14.29%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 35 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.86%) Apache
4 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.57%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.71%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 28 (40.00%) DNS
3 23 (32.86%) Firewall
4 21 (30.00%) DHCP
5 18 (25.71%) SAN
6 16 (22.86%) NAS
7 13 (18.57%) VPN
8 7 (10.00%) DDNS
9 6 (8.57%) LAN
10 5 (7.14%) WAN
11 3 (4.29%) IP Telephony
11 3 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.43%) VoIP
12 1 (1.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (8.57%) MySQL
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.43%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.43%) Hudson
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Support Engineer
2 17 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (17.14%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (10.00%) Network Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Network Support
8 5 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Systems Support
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) COM
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
5 2 (2.86%) jQuery
5 2 (2.86%) Classic ASP
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) WinForms
6 1 (1.43%) HTML5
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.86%) Clustering
3 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (62.86%) Windows
2 36 (51.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (25.71%) Linux
5 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.43%) UNIX
9 1 (1.43%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Server Building
3 3 (4.29%) Migration
3 3 (4.29%) Change Management
3 3 (4.29%) ERP
3 3 (4.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.86%) Open Source
4 2 (2.86%) Line Management
4 2 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 2 (2.86%) OOP
4 2 (2.86%) OO
4 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.86%) Project Management
4 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.43%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (8.57%) VB
4 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) VBScript
6 1 (1.43%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (14.29%) MCSE
4 9 (12.86%) MCSA
4 9 (12.86%) CCA
5 8 (11.43%) Degree
6 7 (10.00%) MCITP
7 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCNA
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
3 11 (15.71%) XenApp
4 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (10.00%) Terminal Services
6 6 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (7.14%) vSphere
8 4 (5.71%) XenServer
9 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
9 3 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (61.43%) Citrix
2 33 (47.14%) VMware
3 9 (12.86%) Cisco
4 5 (7.14%) HP
4 5 (7.14%) Brocade
5 3 (4.29%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.86%) NetApp
6 2 (2.86%) Lotus
6 2 (2.86%) Avaya
6 2 (2.86%) Juniper
6 2 (2.86%) SAP
6 2 (2.86%) Mitel
7 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.43%) Cognos
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