The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Sidcup region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 4 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 10.64% 27.66% 10.71%
As % of the Vendors category 17.24% 59.09% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 2
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
London

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

Vendors Category
Sidcup
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
29 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 61.70% 46.81% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 7
Average salary £45,250 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £41,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sidcup

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Sidcup

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Sidcup

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Sidcup

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Sidcup

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Sidcup region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Sidcup

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sidcup

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Sidcup 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 14 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 7 (38.89%) Load Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Security Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) System Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Legal
4 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) C#
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) VBScript
7 3 (16.67%) VB
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) MCSE
7 3 (16.67%) DSDM
7 3 (16.67%) CCNA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sidcup by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Sidcup 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (38.89%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) COM
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Load Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Security Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) System Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Time Management
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) DSDM
3 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Cyber Security
4 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
2 3 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (16.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) DFS Replication
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Avaya
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Websense
3 2 (11.11%) Radware
4 1 (5.56%) Apple