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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4147 4540 4256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.35% 19.18% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 38.14% 39.91% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3434 3749 3696
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
10874 11376 11679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.73% 48.07% 51.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8562 8944 9462
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +3 1025 £44,000 +10.00% 110
Berkshire -4 913 £42,500 -5.55% 107
Hampshire +1 840 £40,000 +14.28% 122
Buckinghamshire -3 439 £37,500 -6.25% 62
Oxfordshire -1 262 £35,000 -6.66% 66
West Sussex 0 245 £37,500 -6.25% 30
Kent +2 239 £32,500 -18.75% 34
East Sussex +9 159 £35,500 -1.38% 12
Middlesex -17 19 £41,500 -12.63% 4
Isle of Wight 0 10 £37,000 +13.84% 4
Sussex +7 6 £45,250 +29.28% 1
Home Counties +2 3 £70,000 +40.00%
M4 Corridor +5 1 £40,000 +53.84%
Thames Valley +4 1 £75,000 -31.81%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3627 (44.17%) Windows
2 3530 (42.99%) MS Excel
3 2682 (32.66%) SQL Server
4 2414 (29.40%) SQL
5 2120 (25.82%) .NET
6 1987 (24.20%) C#
7 1753 (21.35%) Active Directory
8 1543 (18.79%) MS Office
9 1529 (18.62%) VMware
10 1447 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
11 1304 (15.88%) ASP.NET
12 1252 (15.25%) Finance
13 1212 (14.76%) Degree
14 1187 (14.45%) HTML
15 1186 (14.44%) ITIL
16 1133 (13.80%) MS Exchange
17 1129 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
18 1123 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 1122 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
20 1059 (12.90%) JavaScript
21 1018 (12.40%) MVC
22 968 (11.79%) SharePoint
23 931 (11.34%) Cisco
24 911 (11.09%) CSS
25 909 (11.07%) Firewall
26 885 (10.78%) Citrix
27 825 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
28 779 (9.49%) Windows 7
29 732 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
30 707 (8.61%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1133 (13.80%) MS Exchange
2 968 (11.79%) SharePoint
3 498 (6.06%) IIS
4 481 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 371 (4.52%) Lync
6 277 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 223 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 152 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 145 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 136 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 126 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 119 (1.45%) Apache
13 116 (1.41%) CMS
14 99 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 73 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
16 62 (0.75%) SAS
17 55 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
18 49 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
19 47 (0.57%) Node.js
20 45 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3530 (42.99%) MS Excel
2 1543 (18.79%) MS Office
3 297 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 174 (2.12%) MS Project
5 153 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 108 (1.32%) PowerPivot
7 61 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 32 (0.39%) InfoPath
9 22 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 18 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
11 13 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
12 12 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.097%) SPSS
14 7 (0.085%) Solid Edge
15 5 (0.061%) RoboHelp
16 4 (0.049%) S-PLUS
16 4 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 3 (0.037%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 235 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 62 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 18 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 16 (0.19%) Sage 200
7 14 (0.17%) assyst
8 13 (0.16%) Sage 50
9 12 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 11 (0.13%) SAP SD
10 11 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.11%) Agresso
12 7 (0.085%) SAP FI
12 7 (0.085%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.085%) Summit
12 7 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
12 7 (0.085%) Epicor Vantage
13 6 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.073%) Adobe Campaign
13 6 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 361 (4.40%) Office 365
2 332 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (1.95%) SaaS
4 91 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (0.44%) IaaS
6 31 (0.38%) PaaS
7 14 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 13 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.085%) Yammer
10 6 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.073%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.073%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.061%) GitHub
12 4 (0.049%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.024%) Force.com
14 1 (0.012%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.012%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 909 (11.07%) Firewall
2 707 (8.61%) TCP/IP
3 691 (8.41%) DNS
4 548 (6.67%) DHCP
5 528 (6.43%) WAN
6 523 (6.37%) SAN
7 506 (6.16%) LAN
8 295 (3.59%) VPN
9 294 (3.58%) VoIP
10 283 (3.45%) Internet
11 204 (2.48%) Wireless
12 141 (1.72%) NAS
13 134 (1.63%) Network Security
14 125 (1.52%) VLAN
15 120 (1.46%) SSL
16 117 (1.42%) HTTP
17 115 (1.40%) SMTP
18 95 (1.16%) MPLS
19 91 (1.11%) iSCSI
20 87 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2682 (32.66%) SQL Server
2 553 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 474 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 442 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 386 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 339 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 199 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 194 (2.36%) MySQL
9 192 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 190 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 118 (1.44%) Big Data
12 116 (1.41%) MS Access
13 111 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 110 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 88 (1.07%) Microsoft Power View
16 83 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 68 (0.83%) RDBMS
18 66 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
18 66 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
19 57 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 595 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 388 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 196 (2.39%) NUnit
4 158 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
5 104 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 101 (1.23%) Moq
7 74 (0.90%) JIRA
8 67 (0.82%) Selenium
9 66 (0.80%) MSTest
10 65 (0.79%) Subversion
11 63 (0.77%) ReSharper
12 37 (0.45%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 28 (0.34%) NCrunch
14 28 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
15 25 (0.30%) Cucumber
16 24 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 23 (0.28%) Eclipse
17 23 (0.28%) Jenkins
18 21 (0.26%) Behat
General
1 1252 (15.25%) Finance
2 393 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 359 (4.37%) Retail
4 280 (3.41%) Marketing
5 103 (1.25%) Legal
6 101 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 98 (1.19%) Advertising
8 96 (1.17%) Banking
9 79 (0.96%) Automotive
10 77 (0.94%) Back Office
11 72 (0.88%) German Language
12 60 (0.73%) Electronics
13 56 (0.68%) Publishing
14 54 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 53 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 48 (0.58%) Billing
17 47 (0.57%) French Language
18 43 (0.52%) Law
19 42 (0.51%) Spanish Language
20 31 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2050 (24.96%) Developer
2 1257 (15.31%) Analyst
3 799 (9.73%) Support Engineer
4 744 (9.06%) .NET Developer
5 602 (7.33%) C# Developer
6 533 (6.49%) Consultant
7 497 (6.05%) Support Analyst
8 420 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 376 (4.58%) Software Developer
10 345 (4.20%) Architect
11 337 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 315 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 312 (3.80%) Administrator
14 288 (3.51%) Technical Support
15 273 (3.32%) Project Manager
15 273 (3.32%) IT Support
16 272 (3.31%) Senior Developer
17 261 (3.18%) Service Analyst
18 252 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
19 250 (3.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2120 (25.82%) .NET
2 1304 (15.88%) ASP.NET
3 1187 (14.45%) HTML
4 911 (11.09%) CSS
5 637 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 579 (7.05%) XML
7 565 (6.88%) Web Services
8 560 (6.82%) jQuery
9 554 (6.75%) WCF
10 495 (6.03%) .NET Framework
11 407 (4.96%) HTML5
12 254 (3.09%) Ajax
13 252 (3.07%) Entity Framework
14 211 (2.57%) AngularJS
15 210 (2.56%) WPF
16 208 (2.53%) CSS3
17 188 (2.29%) SOAP
18 170 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
19 156 (1.90%) LINQ
20 149 (1.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 825 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 308 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 289 (3.52%) Clustering
5 235 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 174 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 172 (2.09%) Mathematics
8 171 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 134 (1.63%) User Experience
10 129 (1.57%) Replication
11 118 (1.44%) Thin Client
11 118 (1.44%) Fat Client
12 116 (1.41%) Open Source
13 73 (0.89%) Social Media
14 69 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
15 68 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 66 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
17 62 (0.75%) Statistics
18 61 (0.74%) iPhone
19 47 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3627 (44.17%) Windows
2 1122 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 779 (9.49%) Windows 7
4 732 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 705 (8.58%) Linux
6 658 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 386 (4.70%) Windows XP
8 380 (4.63%) Windows 8
9 290 (3.53%) UNIX
10 157 (1.91%) Windows Vista
11 143 (1.74%) Android
12 120 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 110 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 102 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 89 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 72 (0.88%) CentOS
17 57 (0.69%) Solaris
18 44 (0.54%) Windows 2000
19 36 (0.44%) AIX
20 30 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1447 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1186 (14.44%) ITIL
3 1018 (12.40%) MVC
4 649 (7.90%) Project Management
5 609 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
6 555 (6.76%) Scrum
7 480 (5.85%) TDD
8 465 (5.66%) OO
9 419 (5.10%) CRM
10 412 (5.02%) Software Engineering
11 328 (3.99%) PRINCE2
12 318 (3.87%) Service Delivery
13 317 (3.86%) Migration
14 315 (3.84%) Mentoring
15 288 (3.51%) Service Management
16 253 (3.08%) Time Management
17 244 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
18 235 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
19 230 (2.80%) Change Management
20 215 (2.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2414 (29.40%) SQL
2 1987 (24.20%) C#
3 1059 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 658 (8.01%) T-SQL
5 420 (5.11%) PowerShell
6 393 (4.79%) Java
7 285 (3.47%) VB.NET
8 232 (2.83%) C++
9 210 (2.56%) VB
10 187 (2.28%) PHP
11 149 (1.81%) VBA
12 104 (1.27%) Perl
13 95 (1.16%) VBScript
14 93 (1.13%) C
15 92 (1.12%) Python
16 64 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 62 (0.75%) Ruby
18 60 (0.73%) Bash Shell
19 58 (0.71%) PL/SQL
20 49 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1212 (14.76%) Degree
2 1129 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 650 (7.92%) Security Cleared
4 637 (7.76%) MCSE
5 477 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
6 473 (5.76%) SC Cleared
7 456 (5.55%) MCP
8 381 (4.64%) CCNA
9 308 (3.75%) MCITP
10 279 (3.40%) DV Cleared
11 213 (2.59%) MCSA
12 197 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 155 (1.89%) CCNP
14 144 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
15 134 (1.63%) CCA
16 117 (1.42%) A+ Certification
17 114 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
18 112 (1.36%) MCTS
19 99 (1.21%) ISEB
20 85 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 577 (7.03%) SLA
2 332 (4.04%) QA
3 121 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 114 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (0.32%) COBIT
8 17 (0.21%) HL7
9 8 (0.097%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.085%) DICOM
11 3 (0.037%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.012%) GAMP
13 1 (0.012%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.012%) BS25999
13 1 (0.012%) GPG13
13 1 (0.012%) P3O
13 1 (0.012%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1753 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 1123 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 636 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 329 (4.01%) XenApp
5 287 (3.49%) vSphere
6 186 (2.26%) XenDesktop
7 150 (1.83%) VMware ESX
8 120 (1.46%) Terminal Services
9 94 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 88 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 81 (0.99%) XenServer
12 54 (0.66%) ISA Server
13 43 (0.52%) vCloud
14 42 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 36 (0.44%) Firmware
16 34 (0.41%) Terminal Server
17 27 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
18 26 (0.32%) VMware Server
18 26 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 24 (0.29%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 462 (5.63%) SCCM
2 218 (2.65%) SCOM
3 175 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 109 (1.33%) WSUS
5 86 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 68 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 65 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 56 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 54 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 54 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 44 (0.54%) SCVMM
11 43 (0.52%) Puppet
12 41 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
13 38 (0.46%) HP SIM
14 37 (0.45%) Tivoli
15 36 (0.44%) EdgeSight
16 31 (0.38%) Windows Intune
17 26 (0.32%) Netcool
17 26 (0.32%) Nagios
17 26 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1529 (18.62%) VMware
2 931 (11.34%) Cisco
3 885 (10.78%) Citrix
4 703 (8.56%) HP
5 602 (7.33%) Oracle
6 278 (3.39%) Symantec
7 238 (2.90%) SAP
8 186 (2.26%) IBM
9 162 (1.97%) Apple
10 158 (1.92%) NetApp
11 157 (1.91%) Juniper
12 155 (1.89%) Dell
13 153 (1.86%) Red Hat
14 127 (1.55%) Cognos
15 104 (1.27%) Avaya
15 104 (1.27%) CheckPoint
16 97 (1.18%) 3PAR
17 96 (1.17%) Veeam
18 95 (1.16%) EMC
19 90 (1.10%) Remedy
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ashtead, Surrey
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 55k per year + Company benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Atech Support
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Pension, Bonus, Gym Membership
Posted: 8 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus+other benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + 10% bonus+other benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
CatchFish.Net
Salary: BASE DEP ON EXPERIENCE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago