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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4056 3624 4085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.60% 18.07% 18.36%
As % of the Vendors category 38.54% 37.10% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3465 3070 3587
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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
10523 9769 10773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.86% 48.70% 48.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8324 7668 9059
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +2 998 £42,000 +2.43% 101
Berkshire -2 958 £42,000 -1.17% 146
Hampshire +1 829 £36,000 +7.46% 120
Buckinghamshire +2 375 £37,500 -6.25% 52
Kent +2 232 £37,500 - 39
Oxfordshire -3 205 £35,000 - 46
West Sussex +6 202 £38,500 +10.00% 24
East Sussex +24 158 £37,500 -1.96% 8
Middlesex +5 49 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Home Counties +9 7 £27,500 -38.88%
Isle of Wight -1 7 £37,000 -12.94%
Sussex +1 5 £50,000 -23.07% 1
M4 Corridor +7 2 £29,000 -22.66%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3690 (43.91%) Windows
2 3595 (42.78%) MS Excel
3 2599 (30.93%) SQL Server
4 2412 (28.70%) SQL
5 2090 (24.87%) .NET
6 1898 (22.59%) C#
7 1817 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 1643 (19.55%) VMware
9 1550 (18.45%) MS Office
10 1509 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
11 1321 (15.72%) ASP.NET
12 1231 (14.65%) Finance
13 1226 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1207 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 1190 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 1185 (14.10%) Degree
17 1152 (13.71%) ITIL
18 1124 (13.38%) MS Exchange
19 1118 (13.30%) SharePoint
19 1118 (13.30%) HTML
20 1031 (12.27%) Citrix
21 997 (11.86%) JavaScript
22 934 (11.12%) MVC
23 921 (10.96%) Cisco
24 894 (10.64%) Firewall
25 893 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
26 879 (10.46%) Windows 7
27 859 (10.22%) CSS
28 775 (9.22%) Windows Server 2003
29 747 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1124 (13.38%) MS Exchange
2 1118 (13.30%) SharePoint
3 600 (7.14%) IIS
4 480 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 350 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 340 (4.05%) Lync
7 309 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 224 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 212 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 160 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
11 126 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 120 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 113 (1.34%) CMS
14 106 (1.26%) Apache
15 94 (1.12%) MS Project Server
16 78 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
17 66 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
18 64 (0.76%) Confluence
19 53 (0.63%) JBoss
19 53 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3595 (42.78%) MS Excel
2 1550 (18.45%) MS Office
3 321 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 249 (2.96%) MS Project
5 165 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 104 (1.24%) PowerPivot
7 53 (0.63%) Photoshop
8 41 (0.49%) InfoPath
9 28 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 24 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
12 11 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 6 (0.071%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.048%) S-PLUS
16 3 (0.036%) InDesign
16 3 (0.036%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 2 (0.024%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 267 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 137 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 96 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 14 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 13 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
6 13 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 12 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 11 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 10 (0.12%) Sage 50
9 10 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.11%) Agresso
10 9 (0.11%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
11 8 (0.095%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.071%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 347 (4.13%) Office 365
2 293 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (1.50%) SaaS
4 48 (0.57%) IaaS
5 46 (0.55%) PaaS
6 25 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (0.13%) GitHub
9 10 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.071%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.024%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 894 (10.64%) Firewall
2 667 (7.94%) DNS
3 641 (7.63%) TCP/IP
4 504 (6.00%) DHCP
5 503 (5.99%) WAN
6 472 (5.62%) SAN
7 465 (5.53%) LAN
8 369 (4.39%) Internet
9 307 (3.65%) VPN
10 222 (2.64%) VoIP
11 166 (1.98%) Wireless
12 127 (1.51%) VLAN
13 118 (1.40%) Network Security
14 94 (1.12%) iSCSI
15 92 (1.09%) NAS
16 91 (1.08%) HTTP
17 89 (1.06%) Ethernet
18 84 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
19 83 (0.99%) SSL
20 79 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2599 (30.93%) SQL Server
2 539 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 444 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 443 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 364 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 348 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
7 269 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 237 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 201 (2.39%) MySQL
10 191 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 137 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 132 (1.57%) MS Access
13 109 (1.30%) Microsoft Power View
14 105 (1.25%) Big Data
15 91 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
16 72 (0.86%) NoSQL
17 69 (0.82%) RDBMS
18 61 (0.73%) RavenDB
19 57 (0.68%) EDRMS
20 55 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 611 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 409 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 292 (3.47%) NUnit
4 228 (2.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 161 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 118 (1.40%) Moq
7 110 (1.31%) Selenium
8 106 (1.26%) JIRA
9 90 (1.07%) MSTest
10 79 (0.94%) Subversion
11 77 (0.92%) TeamCity
12 72 (0.86%) Cucumber
13 67 (0.80%) ReSharper
14 64 (0.76%) NCrunch
15 59 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
16 57 (0.68%) WATIR
17 36 (0.43%) MSBuild
18 35 (0.42%) WiX
18 35 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 33 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1231 (14.65%) Finance
2 378 (4.50%) Retail
3 353 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 285 (3.39%) Marketing
5 137 (1.63%) Legal
6 121 (1.44%) Advertising
7 120 (1.43%) Back Office
8 96 (1.14%) Banking
9 88 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 75 (0.89%) Automotive
11 72 (0.86%) German Language
12 63 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 59 (0.70%) French Language
14 55 (0.65%) Billing
15 46 (0.55%) Aerospace
16 45 (0.54%) Publishing
17 36 (0.43%) Spanish Language
18 35 (0.42%) Electronics
19 32 (0.38%) Italian Language
20 30 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 1977 (23.53%) Developer
2 1295 (15.41%) Analyst
3 821 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 780 (9.28%) .NET Developer
5 658 (7.83%) Consultant
6 483 (5.75%) Support Analyst
7 481 (5.72%) C# Developer
8 411 (4.89%) Software Developer
9 374 (4.45%) Architect
10 349 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
11 320 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 320 (3.81%) Administrator
12 299 (3.56%) Project Manager
13 288 (3.43%) Technical Support
14 271 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 259 (3.08%) Senior Developer
16 255 (3.03%) Service Analyst
17 252 (3.00%) IT Support
18 247 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
19 235 (2.80%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2090 (24.87%) .NET
2 1321 (15.72%) ASP.NET
3 1118 (13.30%) HTML
4 859 (10.22%) CSS
5 593 (7.06%) Web Services
6 567 (6.75%) XML
7 560 (6.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 526 (6.26%) WCF
9 525 (6.25%) jQuery
10 446 (5.31%) .NET Framework
11 319 (3.80%) HTML5
12 241 (2.87%) Ajax
13 199 (2.37%) WPF
14 198 (2.36%) SOAP
15 192 (2.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 177 (2.11%) CSS3
17 143 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 134 (1.59%) XSLT
19 127 (1.51%) NHibernate
20 126 (1.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 893 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 404 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 305 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 286 (3.40%) Clustering
5 225 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 180 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 178 (2.12%) Mathematics
8 165 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 156 (1.86%) User Experience
10 141 (1.68%) Fat Client
10 141 (1.68%) Thin Client
11 134 (1.59%) Open Source
12 121 (1.44%) Replication
13 77 (0.92%) Statistics
14 73 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
14 73 (0.87%) iPhone
15 63 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
16 60 (0.71%) PKI
17 57 (0.68%) Client/Server
18 56 (0.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3690 (43.91%) Windows
2 1207 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 879 (10.46%) Windows 7
4 775 (9.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 747 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 652 (7.76%) Linux
7 458 (5.45%) Windows XP
8 442 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 330 (3.93%) UNIX
10 185 (2.20%) Windows Vista
11 142 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 131 (1.56%) Android
13 101 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 97 (1.15%) Solaris
15 86 (1.02%) Mac OS X
16 83 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 52 (0.62%) CentOS
18 50 (0.60%) Windows 2000
19 39 (0.46%) AIX
20 36 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1509 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1152 (13.71%) ITIL
3 934 (11.12%) MVC
4 677 (8.06%) Project Management
5 556 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
6 550 (6.55%) Scrum
7 538 (6.40%) CRM
8 489 (5.82%) TDD
9 430 (5.12%) OO
10 428 (5.09%) Software Engineering
11 369 (4.39%) PRINCE2
12 347 (4.13%) Service Delivery
13 337 (4.01%) Migration
14 317 (3.77%) Mentoring
15 272 (3.24%) Workflow
16 257 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
17 255 (3.03%) Service Management
18 247 (2.94%) Change Management
18 247 (2.94%) Incident Management
19 231 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2412 (28.70%) SQL
2 1898 (22.59%) C#
3 997 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 580 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 434 (5.16%) PowerShell
6 346 (4.12%) VB.NET
7 322 (3.83%) Java
8 215 (2.56%) VB
9 175 (2.08%) PHP
10 174 (2.07%) C++
11 137 (1.63%) C
12 129 (1.54%) VBA
13 103 (1.23%) VBScript
14 98 (1.17%) Perl
15 96 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 90 (1.07%) Python
17 78 (0.93%) Ruby
18 57 (0.68%) Bash Shell
19 54 (0.64%) Shell Script
20 46 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1190 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 1185 (14.10%) Degree
3 695 (8.27%) MCSE
4 675 (8.03%) Security Cleared
5 545 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 511 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
7 405 (4.82%) CCNA
8 389 (4.63%) MCP
9 319 (3.80%) MCITP
10 311 (3.70%) DV Cleared
11 246 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 235 (2.80%) MCSA
13 161 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
14 157 (1.87%) CCA
15 153 (1.82%) ISEB
16 131 (1.56%) CCNP
17 124 (1.48%) MCTS
18 115 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
19 96 (1.14%) PMI Certification
20 92 (1.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 533 (6.34%) SLA
2 288 (3.43%) QA
3 147 (1.75%) ISO 9001
4 104 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.15%) COBIT
8 10 (0.12%) HL7
8 10 (0.12%) GAMP
8 10 (0.12%) GLP
9 8 (0.095%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.071%) WCAG
10 6 (0.071%) WAI
11 5 (0.060%) DICOM
12 2 (0.024%) P3O
13 1 (0.012%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.012%) BS25999
13 1 (0.012%) GPG13
13 1 (0.012%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.012%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1817 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 1226 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 657 (7.82%) Hyper-V
4 374 (4.45%) XenApp
5 290 (3.45%) vSphere
6 183 (2.18%) XenDesktop
7 165 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 153 (1.82%) Terminal Services
9 104 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 91 (1.08%) ISA Server
11 74 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
12 51 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 47 (0.56%) XenServer
14 42 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
15 38 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
16 35 (0.42%) vCloud
17 34 (0.40%) UAG
18 32 (0.38%) Firmware
19 28 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 25 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 427 (5.08%) SCCM
2 238 (2.83%) SCOM
3 205 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 146 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 101 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 97 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 94 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 88 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 87 (1.04%) WSUS
10 78 (0.93%) SCVMM
11 52 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 48 (0.57%) Tivoli
13 40 (0.48%) Netcool
14 38 (0.45%) Data Guard
15 37 (0.44%) Nagios
16 32 (0.38%) Windows Intune
17 25 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
18 24 (0.29%) HP SIM
18 24 (0.29%) Puppet
19 23 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1643 (19.55%) VMware
2 1031 (12.27%) Citrix
3 921 (10.96%) Cisco
4 699 (8.32%) Oracle
5 665 (7.91%) HP
6 302 (3.59%) SAP
7 290 (3.45%) Symantec
8 222 (2.64%) IBM
9 175 (2.08%) NetApp
10 150 (1.79%) Apple
10 150 (1.79%) Dell
11 147 (1.75%) EMC
12 141 (1.68%) Red Hat
13 137 (1.63%) Cognos
14 131 (1.56%) Juniper
15 116 (1.38%) Veeam
16 114 (1.36%) Avaya
17 113 (1.34%) Adobe
17 113 (1.34%) CheckPoint
18 112 (1.33%) McAfee
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