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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3978 3747 3976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.18% 18.10% 18.53%
As % of the Vendors category 38.02% 37.52% 36.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3413 3083 3443
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,737 £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
10462 9987 10786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.45% 48.25% 50.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8335 7739 8844
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 27 February 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 February 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
Berkshire -1 957 £42,500 - 137
Surrey +2 953 £42,500 +6.25% 126
Hampshire +3 827 £37,500 +8.69% 123
Buckinghamshire +1 359 £37,500 -6.25% 71
Kent 0 226 £35,000 -6.66% 32
Oxfordshire -2 223 £36,500 -1.35% 52
West Sussex 0 206 £38,213 +1.90% 25
East Sussex +20 171 £37,500 -6.25% 30
Middlesex +3 36 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Isle of Wight - 6 £37,000 - 5
Home Counties +12 5 £60,000 +33.33%
Sussex +4 5 £26,000 -56.66%
M4 Corridor +10 2 £29,000 -22.66%
Thames Valley +2 1 £75,000 -31.81%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3701 (44.50%) Windows
2 3565 (42.87%) MS Excel
3 2631 (31.64%) SQL Server
4 2422 (29.12%) SQL
5 2076 (24.96%) .NET
6 1905 (22.91%) C#
7 1844 (22.17%) Active Directory
8 1625 (19.54%) VMware
9 1567 (18.84%) MS Office
10 1439 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
11 1298 (15.61%) ASP.NET
12 1235 (14.85%) Finance
13 1213 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1195 (14.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 1193 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 1188 (14.29%) Degree
17 1154 (13.88%) MS Exchange
18 1131 (13.60%) ITIL
19 1116 (13.42%) HTML
20 1086 (13.06%) SharePoint
21 1002 (12.05%) Citrix
22 999 (12.01%) JavaScript
23 970 (11.66%) Cisco
24 951 (11.44%) MVC
25 904 (10.87%) Firewall
26 873 (10.50%) CSS
27 869 (10.45%) Windows 7
28 859 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
29 766 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
30 735 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1154 (13.88%) MS Exchange
2 1086 (13.06%) SharePoint
3 570 (6.85%) IIS
4 471 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 344 (4.14%) Lync
6 323 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 270 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 193 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 189 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 171 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
11 124 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 112 (1.35%) CMS
13 111 (1.33%) Apache
14 110 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 80 (0.96%) MS Project Server
16 78 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
17 66 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
18 60 (0.72%) SAS
19 46 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
19 46 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 3565 (42.87%) MS Excel
2 1567 (18.84%) MS Office
3 315 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 231 (2.78%) MS Project
5 155 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 102 (1.23%) PowerPivot
7 54 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 26 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 24 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (0.19%) AutoCAD
12 14 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.048%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.048%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.048%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.048%) Solid Edge
14 3 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.036%) SPSS
14 3 (0.036%) InDesign
15 2 (0.024%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 250 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 121 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 79 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 17 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 15 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 13 (0.16%) Sage 50
7 12 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 11 (0.13%) Agresso
8 11 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 10 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 8 (0.096%) SiteCatalyst
11 7 (0.084%) assyst
11 7 (0.084%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.084%) Summit
11 7 (0.084%) SAP SD
12 6 (0.072%) ProductWriter
13 5 (0.060%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 332 (3.99%) Office 365
2 302 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (1.64%) SaaS
4 43 (0.52%) IaaS
5 34 (0.41%) PaaS
6 28 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (0.096%) Yammer
9 6 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.072%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.060%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.060%) GitHub
11 3 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.012%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 904 (10.87%) Firewall
2 660 (7.94%) DNS
3 644 (7.74%) TCP/IP
4 534 (6.42%) WAN
5 519 (6.24%) SAN
6 512 (6.16%) DHCP
7 496 (5.96%) LAN
8 345 (4.15%) Internet
9 299 (3.60%) VPN
10 244 (2.93%) VoIP
11 173 (2.08%) Wireless
12 131 (1.58%) VLAN
13 125 (1.50%) Network Security
14 108 (1.30%) NAS
15 100 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
16 98 (1.18%) HTTP
17 94 (1.13%) SSL
18 88 (1.06%) MPLS
19 85 (1.02%) iSCSI
20 75 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2631 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 550 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 467 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 444 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 367 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 333 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 240 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 224 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 209 (2.51%) MySQL
10 180 (2.16%) Relational Database
11 132 (1.59%) MS Access
12 121 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 113 (1.36%) Big Data
14 108 (1.30%) Microsoft Power View
15 99 (1.19%) NoSQL
16 81 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
17 66 (0.79%) RDBMS
18 63 (0.76%) Data Mining
19 60 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 59 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 612 (7.36%) Visual Studio
2 406 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 257 (3.09%) NUnit
4 206 (2.48%) Rhino Mocks
5 129 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 106 (1.27%) Moq
7 97 (1.17%) JIRA
8 85 (1.02%) Selenium
9 82 (0.99%) MSTest
10 69 (0.83%) Subversion
11 61 (0.73%) ReSharper
12 58 (0.70%) TeamCity
13 51 (0.61%) Cucumber
14 47 (0.57%) NCrunch
15 41 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
16 39 (0.47%) WATIR
17 32 (0.38%) Eclipse
18 27 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
18 27 (0.32%) MSBuild
18 27 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1235 (14.85%) Finance
2 373 (4.49%) Retail
3 364 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 254 (3.05%) Marketing
5 123 (1.48%) Legal
6 112 (1.35%) Advertising
7 104 (1.25%) Back Office
8 102 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 100 (1.20%) Banking
10 80 (0.96%) Automotive
11 64 (0.77%) German Language
12 59 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 51 (0.61%) French Language
14 49 (0.59%) Aerospace
15 48 (0.58%) Billing
16 43 (0.52%) Electronics
16 43 (0.52%) Publishing
17 41 (0.49%) Law
18 34 (0.41%) Spanish Language
19 27 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1980 (23.81%) Developer
2 1265 (15.21%) Analyst
3 819 (9.85%) Support Engineer
4 751 (9.03%) .NET Developer
5 623 (7.49%) Consultant
6 522 (6.28%) C# Developer
7 470 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 401 (4.82%) Software Developer
9 370 (4.45%) Architect
10 369 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 306 (3.68%) Administrator
12 298 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
13 296 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 296 (3.56%) Project Manager
14 294 (3.54%) Technical Support
15 262 (3.15%) Service Analyst
16 257 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
17 253 (3.04%) IT Support
18 250 (3.01%) Senior Developer
19 236 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2076 (24.96%) .NET
2 1298 (15.61%) ASP.NET
3 1116 (13.42%) HTML
4 873 (10.50%) CSS
5 589 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 558 (6.71%) XML
7 556 (6.69%) Web Services
8 544 (6.54%) WCF
9 519 (6.24%) jQuery
10 452 (5.44%) .NET Framework
11 330 (3.97%) HTML5
12 232 (2.79%) Ajax
13 204 (2.45%) WPF
14 199 (2.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 181 (2.18%) SOAP
16 176 (2.12%) CSS3
17 137 (1.65%) XSLT
17 137 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
18 133 (1.60%) LINQ
19 132 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 859 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 402 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 312 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 304 (3.66%) Clustering
5 240 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 177 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 172 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 156 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 146 (1.76%) Fat Client
9 146 (1.76%) Thin Client
10 122 (1.47%) User Experience
11 117 (1.41%) Open Source
11 117 (1.41%) Replication
12 72 (0.87%) iPhone
13 69 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
14 64 (0.77%) Statistics
15 58 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 58 (0.70%) Social Media
16 57 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
17 48 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3701 (44.50%) Windows
2 1195 (14.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 869 (10.45%) Windows 7
4 766 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 735 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 674 (8.10%) Linux
7 440 (5.29%) Windows XP
8 431 (5.18%) Windows 8
9 306 (3.68%) UNIX
10 181 (2.18%) Windows Vista
11 143 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
12 132 (1.59%) Android
13 98 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 97 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 89 (1.07%) Mac OS X
16 82 (0.99%) Solaris
17 64 (0.77%) CentOS
18 50 (0.60%) Windows 2000
19 37 (0.44%) AIX
20 35 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1439 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1131 (13.60%) ITIL
3 951 (11.44%) MVC
4 669 (8.04%) Project Management
5 564 (6.78%) Scrum
6 558 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
7 484 (5.82%) CRM
8 469 (5.64%) TDD
9 452 (5.44%) OO
10 418 (5.03%) Software Engineering
11 351 (4.22%) PRINCE2
12 340 (4.09%) Migration
13 324 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 294 (3.54%) Mentoring
15 264 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
16 261 (3.14%) Workflow
17 249 (2.99%) Service Management
18 232 (2.79%) Incident Management
18 232 (2.79%) Time Management
19 231 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2422 (29.12%) SQL
2 1905 (22.91%) C#
3 999 (12.01%) JavaScript
4 600 (7.22%) T-SQL
5 430 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 342 (4.11%) Java
7 319 (3.84%) VB.NET
8 209 (2.51%) VB
9 191 (2.30%) C++
10 189 (2.27%) PHP
11 151 (1.82%) VBA
12 113 (1.36%) C
13 107 (1.29%) Perl
14 96 (1.15%) Python
15 95 (1.14%) VBScript
16 88 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 66 (0.79%) Ruby
18 54 (0.65%) Bash Shell
19 53 (0.64%) Shell Script
20 50 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1193 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1188 (14.29%) Degree
3 708 (8.51%) MCSE
4 647 (7.78%) Security Cleared
5 527 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
6 515 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 419 (5.04%) MCP
8 417 (5.01%) CCNA
9 324 (3.90%) MCITP
10 311 (3.74%) DV Cleared
11 243 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 231 (2.78%) MCSA
13 159 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
14 152 (1.83%) CCNP
15 149 (1.79%) CCA
16 134 (1.61%) VCP4
17 116 (1.39%) ISEB
18 111 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
19 105 (1.26%) MCTS
20 97 (1.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 532 (6.40%) SLA
2 308 (3.70%) QA
3 128 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 103 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.18%) COBIT
8 12 (0.14%) HL7
9 9 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.096%) GLP
11 6 (0.072%) DICOM
12 2 (0.024%) GAMP
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.012%) WCAG
13 1 (0.012%) WAI
13 1 (0.012%) GMP
13 1 (0.012%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.012%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.012%) BS25999
13 1 (0.012%) GPG13
System Software
1 1844 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 1213 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 672 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 379 (4.56%) XenApp
5 284 (3.42%) vSphere
6 193 (2.32%) XenDesktop
7 160 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 151 (1.82%) Terminal Services
9 95 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 84 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 79 (0.95%) ISA Server
12 52 (0.63%) XenServer
13 42 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
14 41 (0.49%) vCloud
15 39 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 37 (0.44%) Firmware
17 30 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 30 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
18 29 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
18 29 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 449 (5.40%) SCCM
2 240 (2.89%) SCOM
3 213 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 128 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 104 (1.25%) WSUS
6 96 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 94 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 92 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 78 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
10 68 (0.82%) SCVMM
11 53 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 49 (0.59%) Tivoli
13 38 (0.46%) Windows Intune
14 34 (0.41%) Nagios
15 33 (0.40%) Netcool
16 29 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
16 29 (0.35%) Data Guard
17 28 (0.34%) HP SIM
17 28 (0.34%) EdgeSight
18 27 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1625 (19.54%) VMware
2 1002 (12.05%) Citrix
3 970 (11.66%) Cisco
4 706 (8.49%) HP
5 650 (7.82%) Oracle
6 307 (3.69%) Symantec
7 267 (3.21%) SAP
8 204 (2.45%) IBM
9 174 (2.09%) NetApp
10 160 (1.92%) Apple
11 153 (1.84%) Dell
12 144 (1.73%) Juniper
13 142 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 141 (1.70%) Cognos
15 136 (1.64%) EMC
16 119 (1.43%) Avaya
17 117 (1.41%) Veeam
18 111 (1.33%) CheckPoint
19 108 (1.30%) McAfee
20 96 (1.15%) F5
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