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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4318 4033 4349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.69% 19.04% 19.04%
As % of the Vendors category 38.35% 38.19% 38.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3451 3428 3849
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
11259 10561 11295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 51.33% 49.86% 49.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8630 8507 9496
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Berkshire 0 1132 £38,750 -8.82% 135
Surrey 0 1068 £42,500 - 135
Hampshire +1 824 £35,000 - 135
Buckinghamshire +1 379 £35,000 -12.50% 53
Oxfordshire -2 241 £37,500 - 42
West Sussex +1 231 £40,000 +13.47% 29
Kent +1 214 £40,000 -11.11% 39
East Sussex -2 172 £36,000 -10.00% 8
Middlesex +4 43 £37,500 -21.05%
Isle of Wight +1 16 £20,500 -48.75% 3
Thames Valley +7 8 £55,000 -16.98%
Sussex -3 7 £27,500 -54.16%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3919 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 3757 (42.08%) Windows
3 3096 (34.68%) SQL Server
4 2722 (30.49%) SQL
5 2598 (29.10%) .NET
6 2270 (25.43%) C#
7 1832 (20.52%) Active Directory
8 1770 (19.83%) ASP.NET
9 1683 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
10 1607 (18.00%) VMware
11 1472 (16.49%) MS Office
11 1472 (16.49%) HTML
12 1426 (15.97%) Degree
13 1380 (15.46%) JavaScript
14 1343 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
15 1319 (14.77%) Finance
16 1236 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 1216 (13.62%) MS Exchange
18 1180 (13.22%) ITIL
19 1165 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1137 (12.74%) SharePoint
21 1042 (11.67%) CSS
22 1036 (11.60%) MVC
23 961 (10.76%) Citrix
24 912 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
25 868 (9.72%) Cisco
26 853 (9.55%) Firewall
27 825 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
28 791 (8.86%) Windows 7
29 770 (8.62%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1216 (13.62%) MS Exchange
2 1137 (12.74%) SharePoint
3 721 (8.08%) IIS
4 575 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 398 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 365 (4.09%) Lync
7 340 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 279 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 218 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 152 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 135 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
12 134 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 126 (1.41%) Apache
14 124 (1.39%) CMS
15 91 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
16 78 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
17 72 (0.81%) Confluence
18 63 (0.71%) WebSphere
19 58 (0.65%) MS Project Server
20 55 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3919 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 1472 (16.49%) MS Office
3 324 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 235 (2.63%) MS Project
5 206 (2.31%) MS Visio
6 57 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 42 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 40 (0.45%) PowerPivot
9 26 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 25 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
11 21 (0.24%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 11 (0.12%) Acrobat
14 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
15 9 (0.10%) RoboHelp
15 9 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
16 8 (0.090%) FrameMaker
17 7 (0.078%) InDesign
18 5 (0.056%) SPSS
19 4 (0.045%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 284 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 136 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 116 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 21 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
6 20 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 17 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 17 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 15 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 14 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
9 14 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 14 (0.16%) WebTrends
10 13 (0.15%) Maximo
11 11 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 11 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
12 10 (0.11%) Agresso
13 9 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 292 (3.27%) Office 365
2 278 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (1.87%) SaaS
4 64 (0.72%) IaaS
5 51 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (0.37%) PaaS
8 13 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 10 (0.11%) GitHub
10 8 (0.090%) Heroku
11 4 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.045%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.034%) Taleo
13 2 (0.022%) Force.com
13 2 (0.022%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 853 (9.55%) Firewall
2 685 (7.67%) DNS
3 556 (6.23%) TCP/IP
4 477 (5.34%) SAN
5 473 (5.30%) WAN
6 463 (5.19%) DHCP
7 446 (5.00%) LAN
8 432 (4.84%) Internet
9 364 (4.08%) VPN
10 198 (2.22%) VoIP
11 141 (1.58%) Wireless
12 131 (1.47%) Network Security
13 107 (1.20%) NAS
14 102 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
15 94 (1.05%) VLAN
16 92 (1.03%) HTTP
17 89 (1.00%) SMTP
18 88 (0.99%) iSCSI
19 86 (0.96%) LDAP
20 78 (0.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3096 (34.68%) SQL Server
2 632 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 614 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 494 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 399 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 363 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 336 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 317 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
9 234 (2.62%) Relational Database
10 200 (2.24%) Oracle Database
11 195 (2.18%) MySQL
12 116 (1.30%) MS Access
13 102 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
14 101 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 92 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 92 (1.03%) OLAP
16 82 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
17 79 (0.88%) RavenDB
18 76 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 64 (0.72%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 605 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 465 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 333 (3.73%) NUnit
4 240 (2.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 169 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 138 (1.55%) Selenium
7 132 (1.48%) Moq
8 110 (1.23%) Subversion
9 109 (1.22%) JIRA
10 89 (1.00%) Cucumber
11 86 (0.96%) ReSharper
12 83 (0.93%) TeamCity
13 79 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
14 76 (0.85%) MSTest
15 70 (0.78%) NCrunch
15 70 (0.78%) WATIR
16 69 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 57 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
18 41 (0.46%) Jenkins
19 29 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 1319 (14.77%) Finance
2 419 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 357 (4.00%) Marketing
4 343 (3.84%) Retail
5 175 (1.96%) Back Office
6 154 (1.72%) Advertising
7 136 (1.52%) Legal
8 114 (1.28%) German Language
9 110 (1.23%) Banking
10 107 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 99 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 84 (0.94%) French Language
13 60 (0.67%) Front Office
14 50 (0.56%) Electronics
15 41 (0.46%) Automotive
16 40 (0.45%) Games
17 39 (0.44%) Publishing
17 39 (0.44%) Dutch Language
18 36 (0.40%) Billing
19 35 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2272 (25.45%) Developer
2 1522 (17.05%) Analyst
3 974 (10.91%) .NET Developer
4 798 (8.94%) Support Engineer
5 758 (8.49%) Consultant
6 609 (6.82%) Support Analyst
7 584 (6.54%) C# Developer
8 489 (5.48%) Software Developer
9 431 (4.83%) Architect
10 400 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 382 (4.28%) Administrator
12 344 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 323 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
14 274 (3.07%) IT Support
15 273 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
16 269 (3.01%) Project Manager
17 259 (2.90%) Technical Support
18 255 (2.86%) DBA
19 252 (2.82%) Junior
19 252 (2.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2598 (29.10%) .NET
2 1770 (19.83%) ASP.NET
3 1472 (16.49%) HTML
4 1042 (11.67%) CSS
5 770 (8.62%) jQuery
6 756 (8.47%) Web Services
7 704 (7.89%) XML
8 658 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 644 (7.21%) WCF
10 598 (6.70%) .NET Framework
11 388 (4.35%) HTML5
12 342 (3.83%) Ajax
13 265 (2.97%) SOAP
14 246 (2.76%) WPF
15 206 (2.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 198 (2.22%) CSS3
17 187 (2.09%) LINQ
18 184 (2.06%) WinForms
19 167 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 166 (1.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 912 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 526 (5.89%) Computer Science
3 290 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 250 (2.80%) Mathematics
5 249 (2.79%) Clustering
6 227 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 212 (2.37%) Blackberry
8 174 (1.95%) Replication
9 169 (1.89%) User Experience
10 147 (1.65%) Open Source
11 115 (1.29%) Statistics
12 109 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 104 (1.16%) Client/Server
14 99 (1.11%) PKI
15 98 (1.10%) Fat Client
15 98 (1.10%) Thin Client
16 83 (0.93%) Life Science
17 77 (0.86%) N-Tier
18 63 (0.71%) Visualisation
19 58 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3757 (42.08%) Windows
2 1236 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 825 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 791 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 708 (7.93%) Linux
6 643 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 448 (5.02%) Windows XP
8 439 (4.92%) Windows 8
9 331 (3.71%) UNIX
10 156 (1.75%) Windows Vista
11 137 (1.53%) Android
12 125 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 108 (1.21%) Solaris
14 106 (1.19%) Apple iOS
15 95 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
16 93 (1.04%) Mac OS X
17 42 (0.47%) Windows Phone
18 38 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
18 38 (0.43%) Windows 2000
19 35 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1683 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1180 (13.22%) ITIL
3 1036 (11.60%) MVC
4 640 (7.17%) Project Management
5 588 (6.59%) TDD
6 581 (6.51%) CRM
7 580 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
8 556 (6.23%) Scrum
9 531 (5.95%) Software Engineering
10 503 (5.63%) OO
11 420 (4.70%) PRINCE2
12 385 (4.31%) Mentoring
13 365 (4.09%) Service Delivery
14 340 (3.81%) Migration
15 317 (3.55%) E-Commerce
16 289 (3.24%) Service Management
17 286 (3.20%) Workflow
18 275 (3.08%) ERP
19 248 (2.78%) Change Management
20 241 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2722 (30.49%) SQL
2 2270 (25.43%) C#
3 1380 (15.46%) JavaScript
4 669 (7.49%) T-SQL
5 499 (5.59%) VB.NET
6 362 (4.05%) Java
7 353 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 281 (3.15%) C++
9 236 (2.64%) VB
10 180 (2.02%) PHP
11 174 (1.95%) C
12 119 (1.33%) PL/SQL
13 113 (1.27%) VBScript
14 104 (1.16%) Ruby
15 81 (0.91%) Perl
16 71 (0.80%) Python
16 71 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 59 (0.66%) VB6
18 55 (0.62%) VBA
19 52 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1426 (15.97%) Degree
2 1343 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 766 (8.58%) Security Cleared
4 672 (7.53%) MCSE
5 593 (6.64%) SC Cleared
6 470 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 432 (4.84%) MCITP
8 377 (4.22%) MCP
9 349 (3.91%) CCNA
10 256 (2.87%) DV Cleared
11 250 (2.80%) MCSA
12 221 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 200 (2.24%) ISEB
14 184 (2.06%) MCTS
15 155 (1.74%) CCNP
16 138 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
17 109 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
18 108 (1.21%) CCA
19 96 (1.08%) CISSP
20 83 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 568 (6.36%) SLA
2 255 (2.86%) QA
3 182 (2.04%) ISO 9001
4 106 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 86 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.27%) COBIT
7 21 (0.24%) WCAG
7 21 (0.24%) WAI
8 11 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 11 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.11%) GAMP
10 9 (0.10%) HL7
11 8 (0.090%) GLP
12 6 (0.067%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.056%) COSO
14 2 (0.022%) P3O
14 2 (0.022%) DICOM
14 2 (0.022%) BS7799
14 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.011%) GMP
System Software
1 1832 (20.52%) Active Directory
2 1165 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 682 (7.64%) Hyper-V
4 286 (3.20%) XenApp
5 245 (2.74%) vSphere
6 176 (1.97%) VMware ESX
7 165 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 116 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 108 (1.21%) Terminal Services
10 76 (0.85%) ISA Server
11 73 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 66 (0.74%) XenServer
13 65 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 51 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
15 45 (0.50%) IMail Server
16 44 (0.49%) UAG
17 42 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
17 42 (0.47%) vCloud
18 40 (0.45%) Terminal Server
19 24 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 372 (4.17%) SCCM
2 174 (1.95%) SCOM
3 151 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 150 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 98 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 89 (1.00%) WSUS
7 86 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 78 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 56 (0.63%) SCVMM
10 54 (0.60%) Data Guard
11 48 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
12 44 (0.49%) Tivoli
13 31 (0.35%) HP SIM
14 28 (0.31%) SCSM
15 27 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 21 (0.24%) Nagios
17 19 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 19 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 19 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 17 (0.19%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1607 (18.00%) VMware
2 961 (10.76%) Citrix
3 868 (9.72%) Cisco
4 722 (8.09%) Oracle
5 583 (6.53%) HP
6 273 (3.06%) SAP
7 233 (2.61%) Symantec
8 202 (2.26%) IBM
9 199 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 171 (1.92%) EMC
11 166 (1.86%) Dell
12 160 (1.79%) NetApp
13 135 (1.51%) Adobe
14 130 (1.46%) Juniper
15 123 (1.38%) Apple
16 110 (1.23%) CheckPoint
17 101 (1.13%) Google
17 101 (1.13%) Fujitsu
18 91 (1.02%) Veritas
19 90 (1.01%) Veeam
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Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + car and corporate benefits
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Salary: £22k - 25k per year
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
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