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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 4.35% 35.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 6.67% 57.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 0
Average salary £26,500 £42,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
15 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 65.22% 61.76% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 8
Average salary £50,500 £40,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.69% -17.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £29,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sidcup

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Firmware
3 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sidcup by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) IT Support
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Websense
3 1 (16.67%) Radware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP