The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3994 4336 3996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.17% 19.48% 18.82%
As % of the Vendors category 38.35% 38.92% 38.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3495 3501 3408
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10415 11141 10496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 49.98% 50.04% 49.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8465 8564 8412
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Surrey +2 976 £40,500 -4.70% 112
Hampshire +1 858 £39,500 +12.85% 112
Berkshire -3 788 £42,500 +6.25% 146
Buckinghamshire -4 378 £37,000 -7.50% 48
Oxfordshire +7 312 £39,000 +4.00% 67
West Sussex 0 245 £40,000 - 29
Kent -4 206 £37,500 -6.25% 26
East Sussex +4 132 £37,500 +4.16% 12
Middlesex +6 60 £40,000 -15.78%
Sussex +5 13 £41,000 +49.09%
Isle of Wight -1 8 £42,500 +107.31% 3
Thames Valley +7 7 £90,000 +63.63%
Home Counties - 6 £55,250 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 3389 (42.43%) MS Excel
2 3378 (42.29%) Windows
3 2634 (32.98%) SQL Server
4 2490 (31.18%) SQL
5 1991 (24.93%) .NET
6 1889 (23.65%) C#
7 1796 (22.49%) Active Directory
8 1537 (19.24%) VMware
9 1469 (18.39%) MS Office
10 1392 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
11 1271 (15.91%) ITIL
12 1257 (15.74%) ASP.NET
13 1229 (15.39%) Finance
14 1177 (14.74%) MS Exchange
15 1089 (13.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 1081 (13.53%) JavaScript
16 1081 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 1049 (13.13%) HTML
18 1038 (13.00%) MVC
19 1006 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 984 (12.32%) Degree
21 915 (11.46%) Cisco
22 894 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
23 874 (10.94%) CSS
24 853 (10.68%) SharePoint
25 850 (10.64%) Firewall
26 789 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
27 763 (9.55%) Linux
28 718 (8.99%) Citrix
29 715 (8.95%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 1177 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 853 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 656 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 418 (5.23%) IIS
5 380 (4.76%) Lync
6 312 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 254 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 155 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
9 145 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 139 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 132 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 117 (1.46%) CMS
13 97 (1.21%) Apache
14 79 (0.99%) SAS
15 60 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
16 59 (0.74%) Node.js
16 59 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
17 56 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
18 50 (0.63%) Umbraco
19 44 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3389 (42.43%) MS Excel
2 1469 (18.39%) MS Office
3 292 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 228 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 160 (2.00%) MS Project
6 123 (1.54%) PowerPivot
7 43 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 42 (0.53%) SPSS
9 24 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 21 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 21 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
12 16 (0.20%) RoboHelp
13 13 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
14 9 (0.11%) GNU Octave
14 9 (0.11%) Acrobat
15 8 (0.10%) FrameMaker
16 6 (0.075%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.075%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 232 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
4 33 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.10%) assyst
8 8 (0.10%) Epicor Vantage
9 7 (0.088%) Cognos Controller
9 7 (0.088%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.075%) SAP PS
10 6 (0.075%) SAP SD
10 6 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.050%) Infor CRM
12 4 (0.050%) Agresso
12 4 (0.050%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 433 (5.42%) Office 365
2 315 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (2.53%) SaaS
4 151 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 48 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (0.44%) IaaS
7 34 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 33 (0.41%) PaaS
9 16 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 15 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.10%) Google Apps
12 7 (0.088%) Force.com
13 6 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.075%) GitHub
13 6 (0.075%) Yammer
13 6 (0.075%) AWS CloudTrail
14 4 (0.050%) Symantec.cloud
14 4 (0.050%) SmartFocus
14 4 (0.050%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 850 (10.64%) Firewall
2 715 (8.95%) DNS
3 681 (8.53%) WAN
4 646 (8.09%) TCP/IP
5 642 (8.04%) LAN
6 532 (6.66%) DHCP
7 521 (6.52%) SAN
8 297 (3.72%) VPN
9 278 (3.48%) VoIP
10 239 (2.99%) Internet
11 166 (2.08%) SMTP
12 152 (1.90%) NAS
13 142 (1.78%) VLAN
14 139 (1.74%) Wireless
15 138 (1.73%) Network Security
16 125 (1.57%) HTTP
17 117 (1.46%) iSCSI
18 99 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
19 91 (1.14%) Unified Communications
20 84 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2634 (32.98%) SQL Server
2 549 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 522 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 518 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 438 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 376 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
7 257 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 244 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 183 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 164 (2.05%) MySQL
11 147 (1.84%) Oracle Database
12 120 (1.50%) Big Data
13 109 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 105 (1.31%) NoSQL
15 100 (1.25%) OLAP
16 79 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
17 75 (0.94%) QlikView
18 71 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
19 69 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
20 65 (0.81%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 475 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 378 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 157 (1.97%) NUnit
4 103 (1.29%) JIRA
5 100 (1.25%) Moq
6 91 (1.14%) ReSharper
7 87 (1.09%) Git (software)
8 77 (0.96%) Rhino Mocks
9 76 (0.95%) Selenium
10 69 (0.86%) Subversion
11 49 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 37 (0.46%) MSTest
13 33 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 30 (0.38%) Jenkins
15 26 (0.33%) LINQPad
16 25 (0.31%) TeamCity
16 25 (0.31%) HP UFT
17 24 (0.30%) WebDriver
18 22 (0.28%) ERwin
19 14 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 1229 (15.39%) Finance
2 377 (4.72%) Retail
3 344 (4.31%) Marketing
4 287 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 154 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 127 (1.59%) Banking
7 99 (1.24%) Advertising
8 93 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 74 (0.93%) Legal
10 72 (0.90%) Publishing
11 66 (0.83%) German Language
12 65 (0.81%) French Language
13 63 (0.79%) Back Office
14 62 (0.78%) Law
15 54 (0.68%) Spanish Language
16 44 (0.55%) Automotive
16 44 (0.55%) Front Office
17 42 (0.53%) Electronics
18 40 (0.50%) Italian Language
19 33 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1915 (23.98%) Developer
2 1315 (16.46%) Analyst
3 754 (9.44%) Support Engineer
4 732 (9.16%) .NET Developer
5 583 (7.30%) C# Developer
6 488 (6.11%) Support Analyst
7 433 (5.42%) Consultant
7 433 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 361 (4.52%) Architect
8 361 (4.52%) Administrator
9 360 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 332 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 320 (4.01%) IT Support
12 299 (3.74%) Senior Developer
13 259 (3.24%) Project Manager
14 252 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 251 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
16 248 (3.11%) Software Developer
17 223 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
18 219 (2.74%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1991 (24.93%) .NET
2 1257 (15.74%) ASP.NET
3 1049 (13.13%) HTML
4 874 (10.94%) CSS
5 674 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 662 (8.29%) jQuery
7 528 (6.61%) .NET Framework
8 508 (6.36%) WCF
9 465 (5.82%) Web Services
10 444 (5.56%) XML
11 412 (5.16%) HTML5
12 297 (3.72%) Entity Framework
13 260 (3.26%) AngularJS
14 233 (2.92%) Ajax
15 210 (2.63%) CSS3
16 193 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 154 (1.93%) WPF
17 154 (1.93%) COM
18 147 (1.84%) LINQ
19 137 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 789 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 383 (4.80%) Data Centre
3 287 (3.59%) Clustering
4 285 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 231 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 201 (2.52%) Blackberry
7 140 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 124 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 119 (1.49%) User Experience
10 107 (1.34%) Replication
11 90 (1.13%) Statistics
12 86 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 85 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 73 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
15 68 (0.85%) Visualisation
16 66 (0.83%) Social Media
17 61 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
18 59 (0.74%) Fat Client
18 59 (0.74%) Thin Client
19 56 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3378 (42.29%) Windows
2 1081 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 894 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 763 (9.55%) Linux
5 639 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 507 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 419 (5.25%) Windows 8
8 299 (3.74%) Windows XP
9 280 (3.51%) UNIX
10 165 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 117 (1.46%) Android
12 103 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 92 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 75 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 74 (0.93%) Solaris
16 63 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
17 55 (0.69%) CentOS
18 44 (0.55%) AIX
19 40 (0.50%) Windows 2000
20 25 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1392 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1271 (15.91%) ITIL
3 1038 (13.00%) MVC
4 665 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 636 (7.96%) Project Management
6 481 (6.02%) Scrum
7 428 (5.36%) TDD
8 366 (4.58%) CRM
9 353 (4.42%) OO
10 339 (4.24%) Software Engineering
11 331 (4.14%) SDLC
12 327 (4.09%) Service Management
13 297 (3.72%) Service Delivery
14 296 (3.71%) Mentoring
15 288 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
16 285 (3.57%) Change Management
17 275 (3.44%) PRINCE2
18 264 (3.31%) Migration
19 233 (2.92%) ETL
20 224 (2.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2490 (31.18%) SQL
2 1889 (23.65%) C#
3 1081 (13.53%) JavaScript
4 676 (8.46%) T-SQL
5 385 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 308 (3.86%) Java
7 272 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 197 (2.47%) C++
9 162 (2.03%) VB
10 155 (1.94%) VBA
11 137 (1.72%) PHP
12 120 (1.50%) Python
13 109 (1.36%) Perl
14 97 (1.21%) C
15 78 (0.98%) VBScript
16 76 (0.95%) Ruby
17 61 (0.76%) ActionScript
17 61 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
18 58 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 53 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1089 (13.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 984 (12.32%) Degree
3 624 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 584 (7.31%) MCSE
5 452 (5.66%) MCP
6 410 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 394 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
8 364 (4.56%) MCITP
9 313 (3.92%) CCNA
10 251 (3.14%) MCSA
11 165 (2.07%) DV Cleared
12 137 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
13 134 (1.68%) MCTS
14 133 (1.67%) CCNP
15 130 (1.63%) ISEB
15 130 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 104 (1.30%) A+ Certification
17 76 (0.95%) ISTQB
18 72 (0.90%) CISSP
19 60 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 616 (7.71%) SLA
2 284 (3.56%) QA
3 111 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 36 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.28%) COBIT
8 13 (0.16%) HL7
9 8 (0.10%) GAMP
9 8 (0.10%) ISO 9000
10 7 (0.088%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.063%) P3O
11 5 (0.063%) WCAG
11 5 (0.063%) WAI
12 4 (0.050%) DICOM
13 2 (0.025%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.025%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.013%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1796 (22.49%) Active Directory
2 1006 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 654 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 277 (3.47%) vSphere
5 258 (3.23%) XenApp
6 163 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 113 (1.41%) XenDesktop
8 95 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 93 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 84 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 58 (0.73%) XenServer
12 49 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
13 40 (0.50%) IMail Server
14 38 (0.48%) ISA Server
15 35 (0.44%) UAG
15 35 (0.44%) vCloud
16 31 (0.39%) Terminal Server
17 24 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
17 24 (0.30%) Firmware
18 23 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 493 (6.17%) SCCM
2 270 (3.38%) SCOM
3 138 (1.73%) Backup Exec
4 121 (1.51%) WSUS
5 59 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 46 (0.58%) Puppet
7 42 (0.53%) HP SIM
7 42 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 41 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 39 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
10 35 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 35 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
11 32 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 28 (0.35%) SCSM
12 28 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 26 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (0.33%) HAProxy
14 25 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 21 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
16 20 (0.25%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1537 (19.24%) VMware
2 915 (11.46%) Cisco
3 718 (8.99%) Citrix
4 572 (7.16%) HP
5 499 (6.25%) Oracle
6 208 (2.60%) Symantec
7 202 (2.53%) IBM
8 184 (2.30%) Dell
9 165 (2.07%) SAP
10 164 (2.05%) NetApp
11 158 (1.98%) Red Hat
12 137 (1.72%) 3PAR
13 131 (1.64%) Apple
14 129 (1.62%) Juniper
15 117 (1.46%) Avaya
16 92 (1.15%) Cognos
17 87 (1.09%) EMC
18 82 (1.03%) Google
19 76 (0.95%) Adobe
19 76 (0.95%) Tableau
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £48,000 + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £37000 per annum + On Application
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-55k
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 Per Annum Up to £25,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £500 - £60000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + quarterly bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Network ITR
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago