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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4084 4485 4155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.48% 19.58% 18.73%
As % of the Vendors category 38.25% 39.83% 37.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3433 3725 3627
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
10676 11260 11032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.93% 49.16% 49.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8490 8931 9037
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +1 1079 £42,500 - 123
Hampshire +2 848 £40,000 +14.28% 134
Berkshire -2 796 £42,500 - 131
Buckinghamshire -3 417 £35,000 -17.64% 46
Oxfordshire +3 268 £40,000 +8.10% 55
West Sussex 0 261 £40,000 - 32
Kent -4 220 £32,500 -21.68% 30
East Sussex -2 114 £36,690 +4.82% 18
Middlesex -2 47 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Sussex +8 11 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Home Counties -1 8 £62,750 +25.50%
Isle of Wight -1 4 £29,000 +9.43%
Thames Valley - 2 £72,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 3555 (42.97%) Windows
2 3535 (42.72%) MS Excel
3 2718 (32.85%) SQL Server
4 2513 (30.37%) SQL
5 2086 (25.21%) .NET
6 1999 (24.16%) C#
7 1819 (21.98%) Active Directory
8 1572 (19.00%) MS Office
9 1568 (18.95%) VMware
10 1410 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
11 1299 (15.70%) ASP.NET
12 1288 (15.57%) Finance
13 1246 (15.06%) ITIL
14 1203 (14.54%) MS Exchange
15 1155 (13.96%) HTML
16 1116 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
17 1113 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 1090 (13.17%) Degree
19 1087 (13.14%) JavaScript
20 1083 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 1049 (12.68%) MVC
22 967 (11.69%) Cisco
23 908 (10.97%) Firewall
24 895 (10.82%) CSS
25 883 (10.67%) SharePoint
26 828 (10.01%) Citrix
27 806 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
28 795 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
29 785 (9.49%) Linux
30 713 (8.62%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1203 (14.54%) MS Exchange
2 883 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 608 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 474 (5.73%) IIS
5 411 (4.97%) Lync
6 279 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 277 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 157 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
9 153 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 132 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 125 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 115 (1.39%) Apache
13 113 (1.37%) CMS
14 81 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
15 71 (0.86%) SAS
16 61 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
17 59 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
18 55 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
18 55 (0.66%) Node.js
19 54 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3535 (42.72%) MS Excel
2 1572 (19.00%) MS Office
3 301 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 180 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 170 (2.05%) MS Project
6 115 (1.39%) PowerPivot
7 57 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.45%) SPSS
9 21 (0.25%) InfoPath
10 20 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
11 17 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
13 15 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
14 12 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
14 12 (0.15%) AutoCAD
15 9 (0.11%) RoboHelp
16 8 (0.097%) Solid Edge
17 6 (0.073%) GNU Octave
18 5 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
19 4 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 237 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 30 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 15 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 14 (0.17%) assyst
8 13 (0.16%) Sage 200
9 11 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (0.11%) SAP SD
10 9 (0.11%) Summit
11 8 (0.097%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.097%) SAP PS
11 8 (0.097%) Sage 50
12 7 (0.085%) Epicor Vantage
12 7 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
13 6 (0.073%) Adobe Campaign
13 6 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 391 (4.73%) Office 365
2 328 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (2.49%) SaaS
4 136 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (0.42%) IaaS
7 34 (0.41%) PaaS
8 32 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.097%) Force.com
11 8 (0.097%) Yammer
12 6 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.060%) GitHub
13 5 (0.060%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.048%) SmartFocus
14 4 (0.048%) Symantec.cloud
15 3 (0.036%) AWS CloudTrail
15 3 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.036%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 908 (10.97%) Firewall
2 713 (8.62%) DNS
3 673 (8.13%) WAN
4 669 (8.09%) TCP/IP
5 637 (7.70%) LAN
6 545 (6.59%) SAN
7 535 (6.47%) DHCP
8 301 (3.64%) VPN
9 296 (3.58%) VoIP
10 254 (3.07%) Internet
11 162 (1.96%) Wireless
12 151 (1.82%) NAS
13 147 (1.78%) SMTP
14 144 (1.74%) Network Security
15 139 (1.68%) VLAN
16 134 (1.62%) HTTP
17 116 (1.40%) SSL
18 111 (1.34%) iSCSI
19 108 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
20 87 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2718 (32.85%) SQL Server
2 551 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 526 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 484 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 414 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 346 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
7 219 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 214 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 194 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 186 (2.25%) MySQL
11 131 (1.58%) Oracle Database
12 120 (1.45%) NoSQL
13 113 (1.37%) Big Data
14 101 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 94 (1.14%) MS Access
16 85 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
17 83 (1.00%) OLAP
18 73 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
19 66 (0.80%) QlikView
20 59 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 543 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 392 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 157 (1.90%) NUnit
4 114 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 93 (1.12%) JIRA
6 90 (1.09%) Moq
7 89 (1.08%) Git (software)
8 84 (1.02%) ReSharper
9 70 (0.85%) Subversion
10 56 (0.68%) Selenium
11 48 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 43 (0.52%) MSTest
13 42 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 30 (0.36%) Jenkins
15 29 (0.35%) HP UFT
16 27 (0.33%) TeamCity
17 18 (0.22%) WebDriver
17 18 (0.22%) Eclipse
18 12 (0.15%) Fiddler
19 11 (0.13%) PHPUnit
General
1 1288 (15.57%) Finance
2 384 (4.64%) Retail
3 355 (4.29%) Marketing
4 340 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 161 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 131 (1.58%) Banking
7 97 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 94 (1.14%) Advertising
9 87 (1.05%) Legal
10 73 (0.88%) Back Office
11 70 (0.85%) German Language
12 65 (0.79%) French Language
12 65 (0.79%) Law
13 61 (0.74%) Publishing
14 57 (0.69%) Electronics
15 55 (0.66%) Automotive
16 51 (0.62%) Spanish Language
17 45 (0.54%) Aerospace
18 39 (0.47%) Billing
19 38 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2052 (24.80%) Developer
2 1397 (16.88%) Analyst
3 817 (9.87%) Support Engineer
4 743 (8.98%) .NET Developer
5 620 (7.49%) C# Developer
6 533 (6.44%) Support Analyst
7 457 (5.52%) Consultant
8 437 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 379 (4.58%) Architect
10 344 (4.16%) Administrator
10 344 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 341 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 319 (3.86%) Software Developer
13 313 (3.78%) IT Support
14 295 (3.57%) Senior Developer
15 289 (3.49%) Project Manager
16 261 (3.15%) Technical Support
17 250 (3.02%) Service Analyst
18 243 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 238 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2086 (25.21%) .NET
2 1299 (15.70%) ASP.NET
3 1155 (13.96%) HTML
4 895 (10.82%) CSS
5 666 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 656 (7.93%) jQuery
7 537 (6.49%) WCF
8 526 (6.36%) XML
9 523 (6.32%) .NET Framework
10 500 (6.04%) Web Services
11 433 (5.23%) HTML5
12 303 (3.66%) Entity Framework
13 249 (3.01%) Ajax
14 241 (2.91%) AngularJS
15 206 (2.49%) CSS3
16 192 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 167 (2.02%) LINQ
18 164 (1.98%) WPF
19 139 (1.68%) JSON
19 139 (1.68%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 795 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 425 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 348 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 323 (3.90%) Clustering
5 278 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 213 (2.57%) Blackberry
7 158 (1.91%) Mathematics
8 146 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 123 (1.49%) Replication
10 120 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 119 (1.44%) User Experience
12 89 (1.08%) Statistics
13 88 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 88 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 86 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 75 (0.91%) Social Media
15 75 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
16 63 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
17 58 (0.70%) Visualisation
18 54 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3555 (42.97%) Windows
2 1116 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 806 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 785 (9.49%) Linux
5 702 (8.48%) Windows 7
6 591 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 401 (4.85%) Windows 8
8 356 (4.30%) Windows XP
9 265 (3.20%) UNIX
10 186 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 136 (1.64%) Android
12 129 (1.56%) Windows Vista
13 115 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 90 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 79 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 72 (0.87%) CentOS
17 66 (0.80%) Solaris
18 48 (0.58%) AIX
19 37 (0.45%) Windows 2000
20 25 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1410 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1246 (15.06%) ITIL
3 1049 (12.68%) MVC
4 648 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
5 636 (7.69%) Project Management
6 496 (5.99%) Scrum
7 432 (5.22%) TDD
8 418 (5.05%) OO
9 383 (4.63%) CRM
10 349 (4.22%) Software Engineering
11 330 (3.99%) SDLC
12 324 (3.92%) Service Delivery
13 316 (3.82%) Service Management
13 316 (3.82%) Mentoring
14 288 (3.48%) Migration
15 279 (3.37%) PRINCE2
16 267 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
17 258 (3.12%) Change Management
18 235 (2.84%) Time Management
19 226 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2513 (30.37%) SQL
2 1999 (24.16%) C#
3 1087 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 694 (8.39%) T-SQL
5 425 (5.14%) PowerShell
6 358 (4.33%) Java
7 286 (3.46%) VB.NET
8 239 (2.89%) C++
9 176 (2.13%) PHP
10 175 (2.12%) VB
11 172 (2.08%) VBA
12 100 (1.21%) Python
12 100 (1.21%) Perl
13 90 (1.09%) VBScript
14 85 (1.03%) C
15 68 (0.82%) Ruby
16 62 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
16 62 (0.75%) ActionScript
17 59 (0.71%) PL/SQL
18 54 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1113 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1090 (13.17%) Degree
3 669 (8.09%) Security Cleared
4 624 (7.54%) MCSE
5 492 (5.95%) MCP
6 471 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
7 464 (5.61%) SC Cleared
8 377 (4.56%) CCNA
9 352 (4.25%) MCITP
10 240 (2.90%) MCSA
11 235 (2.84%) DV Cleared
12 170 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 144 (1.74%) CCNP
14 131 (1.58%) MCTS
15 126 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
16 119 (1.44%) A+ Certification
17 105 (1.27%) ISEB
18 97 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
19 91 (1.10%) CCA
20 76 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 650 (7.86%) SLA
2 332 (4.01%) QA
3 120 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 44 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 37 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.33%) COBIT
8 17 (0.21%) HL7
9 8 (0.097%) ISO 9000
10 7 (0.085%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.060%) DICOM
12 3 (0.036%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.024%) GAMP
13 2 (0.024%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.024%) P3O
14 1 (0.012%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1819 (21.98%) Active Directory
2 1083 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 664 (8.03%) Hyper-V
4 301 (3.64%) XenApp
5 281 (3.40%) vSphere
6 153 (1.85%) VMware ESX
7 143 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 106 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 103 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 90 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
11 71 (0.86%) XenServer
12 49 (0.59%) vCloud
13 40 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
14 36 (0.44%) Firmware
15 35 (0.42%) Terminal Server
15 35 (0.42%) ISA Server
16 34 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 31 (0.37%) IMail Server
18 26 (0.31%) UAG
19 20 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 495 (5.98%) SCCM
2 238 (2.88%) SCOM
3 154 (1.86%) Backup Exec
4 125 (1.51%) WSUS
5 60 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 52 (0.63%) HP SIM
7 50 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 49 (0.59%) Puppet
9 45 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
10 44 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
11 38 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 37 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 37 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 30 (0.36%) SCSM
13 30 (0.36%) EdgeSight
13 30 (0.36%) HAProxy
14 29 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
15 26 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
16 24 (0.29%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1568 (18.95%) VMware
2 967 (11.69%) Cisco
3 828 (10.01%) Citrix
4 682 (8.24%) HP
5 519 (6.27%) Oracle
6 241 (2.91%) Symantec
7 203 (2.45%) IBM
8 195 (2.36%) SAP
9 186 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 177 (2.14%) Dell
11 169 (2.04%) NetApp
12 153 (1.85%) Juniper
13 150 (1.81%) Apple
14 139 (1.68%) 3PAR
15 109 (1.32%) Cognos
16 107 (1.29%) Avaya
17 91 (1.10%) Business Objects
18 84 (1.02%) EMC
18 84 (1.02%) Tableau
19 77 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £0 - 55k per year + 15% Bonus, Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
networx
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Life Assurance and Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package (Bonus, Pension)
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual bonus,pension, work from home
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 5 hours ago