The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4484 4229 4318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 19.07% 18.62%
As % of the Vendors category 39.23% 37.93% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3665 3652 3842
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11431 11150 11387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 49.98% 50.28% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8931 9057 9616
Average salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 0 1130 £43,500 +8.75% 101
Berkshire -2 1050 £40,000 -4.76% 116
Hampshire +1 785 £35,000 -6.66% 96
Buckinghamshire +3 483 £41,500 +10.66% 50
Kent +1 296 £42,500 +6.25% 32
West Sussex -2 265 £40,000 +2.56% 23
Oxfordshire -5 247 £37,000 -1.33% 41
East Sussex -5 179 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Middlesex +6 55 £47,500 - 8
Isle of Wight - 42 £26,500 - 2
Home Counties +6 4 £50,000 -41.17%
Thames Valley -4 2 £60,000 +41.17%
M4 Corridor +3 1 - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3870 (43.11%) MS Excel
2 3643 (40.58%) Windows
3 3221 (35.88%) SQL Server
4 2843 (31.67%) SQL
5 2833 (31.55%) .NET
6 2428 (27.04%) C#
7 1905 (21.22%) ASP.NET
8 1732 (19.29%) Active Directory
9 1527 (17.01%) HTML
10 1478 (16.46%) JavaScript
11 1464 (16.31%) Degree
12 1449 (16.14%) VMware
13 1401 (15.60%) MS Office
14 1376 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 1335 (14.87%) Finance
16 1211 (13.49%) MS Exchange
17 1137 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
18 1124 (12.52%) ITIL
19 1120 (12.47%) MVC
20 1091 (12.15%) SharePoint
21 1081 (12.04%) CSS
22 1007 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
23 898 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
24 850 (9.47%) Citrix
25 837 (9.32%) Web Services
26 816 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
27 811 (9.03%) Cisco
28 810 (9.02%) Firewall
29 798 (8.89%) jQuery
30 776 (8.64%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1211 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 1091 (12.15%) SharePoint
3 658 (7.33%) IIS
4 582 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 399 (4.44%) Lync
6 393 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 288 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 256 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 188 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 146 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
10 146 (1.63%) CMS
11 144 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 122 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 120 (1.34%) Apache
14 97 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
15 67 (0.75%) WebSphere
16 66 (0.74%) IBM Notes
17 63 (0.70%) Tomcat
17 63 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
18 48 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3870 (43.11%) MS Excel
2 1401 (15.60%) MS Office
3 306 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 241 (2.68%) MS Project
5 187 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 46 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 45 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
9 23 (0.26%) RoboHelp
10 21 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.22%) PowerPivot
12 19 (0.21%) Acrobat
13 15 (0.17%) FrameMaker
13 15 (0.17%) Fireworks
14 13 (0.14%) InDesign
15 12 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
16 11 (0.12%) CorelDRAW
16 11 (0.12%) PageMaker
17 10 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
18 9 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 320 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 96 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 39 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 33 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 23 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 17 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 16 (0.18%) SAP Business One
9 15 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
10 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (0.13%) Agresso
12 11 (0.12%) Maximo
12 11 (0.12%) Sage 200
13 10 (0.11%) WebTrends
14 9 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
14 9 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
14 9 (0.10%) SAP CO
14 9 (0.10%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 250 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 248 (2.76%) Office 365
3 169 (1.88%) SaaS
4 54 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (0.53%) IaaS
6 38 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (0.14%) Google Apps
7 13 (0.14%) PaaS
8 11 (0.12%) Heroku
9 5 (0.056%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.033%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.033%) Taleo
12 2 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.022%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 810 (9.02%) Firewall
2 622 (6.93%) DNS
3 546 (6.08%) TCP/IP
4 449 (5.00%) SAN
5 446 (4.97%) WAN
6 444 (4.95%) Internet
7 431 (4.80%) LAN
8 411 (4.58%) DHCP
9 358 (3.99%) VPN
10 211 (2.35%) VoIP
11 137 (1.53%) Wireless
12 128 (1.43%) Network Security
13 108 (1.20%) NAS
14 99 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
15 96 (1.07%) HTTP
16 93 (1.04%) LDAP
17 92 (1.02%) VLAN
18 91 (1.01%) SMTP
19 88 (0.98%) FTP
20 78 (0.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3221 (35.88%) SQL Server
2 744 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 653 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 519 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 478 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 373 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 343 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
8 341 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 280 (3.12%) Relational Database
10 180 (2.00%) MySQL
11 149 (1.66%) Oracle Database
12 112 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 100 (1.11%) MS Access
13 100 (1.11%) OLAP
14 84 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 74 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
16 67 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
17 65 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
18 57 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
19 55 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 555 (6.18%) Visual Studio
2 439 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 264 (2.94%) NUnit
4 180 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 135 (1.50%) Selenium
6 130 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 110 (1.23%) JIRA
8 108 (1.20%) Subversion
9 99 (1.10%) Moq
10 79 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 57 (0.63%) MSTest
11 57 (0.63%) ReSharper
12 53 (0.59%) Cucumber
13 52 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
14 48 (0.53%) TeamCity
15 45 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
15 45 (0.50%) Jenkins
16 40 (0.45%) WATIR
16 40 (0.45%) NCrunch
17 35 (0.39%) WinRunner
General
1 1335 (14.87%) Finance
2 430 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 338 (3.76%) Retail
4 336 (3.74%) Marketing
5 167 (1.86%) Back Office
6 161 (1.79%) Advertising
7 126 (1.40%) Banking
8 125 (1.39%) German Language
9 111 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 102 (1.14%) Legal
11 75 (0.84%) French Language
12 73 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 58 (0.65%) Front Office
14 56 (0.62%) Electronics
15 47 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 45 (0.50%) Publishing
17 43 (0.48%) Games
18 40 (0.45%) Automotive
19 37 (0.41%) Dutch Language
20 32 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 2434 (27.11%) Developer
2 1477 (16.45%) Analyst
3 1002 (11.16%) .NET Developer
4 777 (8.65%) Consultant
5 750 (8.35%) Support Engineer
6 642 (7.15%) C# Developer
7 574 (6.39%) Support Analyst
8 506 (5.64%) Software Developer
9 452 (5.03%) Architect
10 444 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 402 (4.48%) Senior Developer
12 354 (3.94%) Administrator
13 348 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
14 290 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 278 (3.10%) Technical Support
16 276 (3.07%) Junior
17 274 (3.05%) Software Engineer
17 274 (3.05%) IT Support
18 263 (2.93%) Team Leader
18 263 (2.93%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2833 (31.55%) .NET
2 1905 (21.22%) ASP.NET
3 1527 (17.01%) HTML
4 1081 (12.04%) CSS
5 837 (9.32%) Web Services
6 798 (8.89%) jQuery
7 776 (8.64%) XML
8 770 (8.58%) WCF
9 715 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 689 (7.67%) .NET Framework
11 409 (4.56%) HTML5
12 353 (3.93%) Ajax
13 330 (3.68%) WPF
14 277 (3.09%) SOAP
15 246 (2.74%) WinForms
16 213 (2.37%) XSLT
17 212 (2.36%) LINQ
18 204 (2.27%) CSS3
19 192 (2.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 185 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 512 (5.70%) Computer Science
2 267 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 239 (2.66%) Mathematics
4 234 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 218 (2.43%) Clustering
6 200 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 181 (2.02%) Replication
8 144 (1.60%) Open Source
9 132 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 130 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 108 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 95 (1.06%) Statistics
13 90 (1.00%) PKI
14 72 (0.80%) Fat Client
14 72 (0.80%) Thin Client
15 70 (0.78%) Visualisation
16 67 (0.75%) NHS
17 63 (0.70%) Social Media
18 61 (0.68%) Kindle
19 60 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3643 (40.58%) Windows
2 1137 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 816 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 703 (7.83%) Linux
5 692 (7.71%) Windows 7
6 533 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 419 (4.67%) Windows XP
8 357 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 338 (3.76%) UNIX
10 150 (1.67%) Android
11 139 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 129 (1.44%) Windows Vista
13 120 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 87 (0.97%) Solaris
15 69 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
16 60 (0.67%) Mac OS X
17 45 (0.50%) Windows 2000
18 42 (0.47%) Windows Phone
19 34 (0.38%) Mac OS
20 32 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1124 (12.52%) ITIL
2 1120 (12.47%) MVC
3 898 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 630 (7.02%) Project Management
5 613 (6.83%) Software Engineering
6 610 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
7 593 (6.61%) TDD
8 570 (6.35%) CRM
9 550 (6.13%) Scrum
10 547 (6.09%) OO
11 406 (4.52%) PRINCE2
12 364 (4.05%) Service Delivery
13 319 (3.55%) Migration
14 285 (3.17%) Service Management
15 268 (2.99%) Workflow
16 266 (2.96%) Web Development
17 249 (2.77%) Unit Testing
17 249 (2.77%) E-Commerce
18 247 (2.75%) ERP
19 239 (2.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2843 (31.67%) SQL
2 2428 (27.04%) C#
3 1478 (16.46%) JavaScript
4 703 (7.83%) T-SQL
5 539 (6.00%) VB.NET
6 403 (4.49%) Java
7 356 (3.97%) C++
8 282 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 221 (2.46%) VB
10 193 (2.15%) PHP
11 171 (1.90%) C
12 90 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 87 (0.97%) VBScript
14 84 (0.94%) Python
15 81 (0.90%) Ruby
16 80 (0.89%) Objective-C
17 77 (0.86%) VBA
17 77 (0.86%) Perl
18 62 (0.69%) Bash Shell
19 53 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1464 (16.31%) Degree
2 1376 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 742 (8.26%) Security Cleared
4 648 (7.22%) MCSE
5 540 (6.01%) SC Cleared
6 427 (4.76%) MCITP
7 405 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
8 383 (4.27%) MCP
9 290 (3.23%) CCNA
10 246 (2.74%) MCSA
11 206 (2.29%) DV Cleared
12 183 (2.04%) MCTS
13 175 (1.95%) CCNP
14 172 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 155 (1.73%) ISEB
16 140 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
17 98 (1.09%) ISTQB
18 90 (1.00%) CISSP
19 79 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
20 71 (0.79%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 524 (5.84%) SLA
2 277 (3.09%) QA
3 182 (2.03%) ISO 9001
4 105 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 95 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.30%) COBIT
7 16 (0.18%) ISO 9000
8 15 (0.17%) WCAG
8 15 (0.17%) WAI
9 12 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.10%) HL7
12 7 (0.078%) GAMP
13 5 (0.056%) COSO
14 4 (0.045%) TickIT
15 3 (0.033%) DICOM
16 2 (0.022%) P3O
16 2 (0.022%) GPG13
17 1 (0.011%) ISO 14001
17 1 (0.011%) BS7799
System Software
1 1732 (19.29%) Active Directory
2 1007 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 619 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 265 (2.95%) XenApp
5 225 (2.51%) vSphere
6 170 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 159 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 116 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 85 (0.95%) Terminal Services
9 85 (0.95%) XenServer
10 81 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 54 (0.60%) UAG
11 54 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 52 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
13 48 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 47 (0.52%) Xen
15 43 (0.48%) IMail Server
16 38 (0.42%) Terminal Server
17 32 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
18 28 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 324 (3.61%) SCCM
2 171 (1.90%) SCOM
3 135 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 100 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 87 (0.97%) WSUS
6 77 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
7 64 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 60 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 45 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 43 (0.48%) SCVMM
11 41 (0.46%) Tivoli
12 36 (0.40%) Data Guard
13 35 (0.39%) SCSM
14 30 (0.33%) ARCserve
15 27 (0.30%) HP SIM
16 23 (0.26%) Legato
17 19 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
18 17 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 16 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 16 (0.18%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1449 (16.14%) VMware
2 850 (9.47%) Citrix
3 811 (9.03%) Cisco
4 680 (7.57%) Oracle
5 541 (6.03%) HP
6 283 (3.15%) SAP
7 216 (2.41%) Symantec
8 185 (2.06%) IBM
9 181 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 166 (1.85%) NetApp
11 163 (1.82%) Dell
12 149 (1.66%) EMC
13 126 (1.40%) Juniper
14 125 (1.39%) Adobe
15 124 (1.38%) Apple
16 113 (1.26%) Google
17 110 (1.23%) CheckPoint
18 93 (1.04%) Fujitsu
19 80 (0.89%) Business Objects
20 79 (0.88%) Remedy
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