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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4007 4442 4160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.45% 19.47% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 38.27% 40.05% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3299 3697 3654
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,559 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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
10470 11091 11367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.82% 48.60% 50.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8268 8810 9317
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 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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 +4 1006 £45,000 +5.88% 125
Hampshire +1 843 £40,000 +14.28% 112
Berkshire -3 813 £41,000 -8.88% 122
Buckinghamshire -2 438 £36,000 -15.29% 55
West Sussex +1 265 £40,000 - 31
Oxfordshire -4 235 £38,000 +2.70% 50
Kent 0 229 £32,500 -18.75% 26
East Sussex +5 138 £35,000 - 15
Middlesex -12 25 £34,000 -28.42% 3
Isle of Wight 0 9 £37,000 +39.62% 2
Sussex +4 7 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Home Counties -5 4 £70,000 +40.00%
Thames Valley +5 1 £72,500 -
M4 Corridor +3 1 £40,000 +53.84%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3476 (43.50%) Windows
2 3437 (43.01%) MS Excel
3 2662 (33.31%) SQL Server
4 2397 (30.00%) SQL
5 2090 (26.15%) .NET
6 1999 (25.02%) C#
7 1673 (20.94%) Active Directory
8 1532 (19.17%) MS Office
9 1438 (18.00%) VMware
10 1404 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
11 1297 (16.23%) ASP.NET
12 1237 (15.48%) Finance
13 1176 (14.72%) HTML
14 1167 (14.60%) ITIL
15 1150 (14.39%) Degree
16 1126 (14.09%) MS Exchange
17 1079 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
18 1059 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
19 1038 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1037 (12.98%) JavaScript
21 1024 (12.81%) MVC
22 917 (11.48%) Cisco
23 907 (11.35%) CSS
24 887 (11.10%) Firewall
25 876 (10.96%) SharePoint
26 802 (10.04%) Citrix
27 754 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
28 735 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
29 728 (9.11%) Windows 7
30 719 (9.00%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1126 (14.09%) MS Exchange
2 876 (10.96%) SharePoint
3 510 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 471 (5.89%) IIS
5 395 (4.94%) Lync
6 252 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 231 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 153 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
9 147 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 129 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 123 (1.54%) Apache
12 110 (1.38%) CMS
13 108 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 99 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 65 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
16 63 (0.79%) SAS
17 54 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
18 52 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
19 48 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
20 47 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3437 (43.01%) MS Excel
2 1532 (19.17%) MS Office
3 291 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 163 (2.04%) MS Project
5 158 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 110 (1.38%) PowerPivot
7 61 (0.76%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.31%) SPSS
9 22 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 18 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 17 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
12 16 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
13 15 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
14 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 10 (0.13%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.10%) RoboHelp
16 8 (0.10%) Solid Edge
17 5 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
18 4 (0.050%) S-PLUS
19 3 (0.038%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 227 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 23 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 15 (0.19%) Sage 200
7 14 (0.18%) assyst
8 13 (0.16%) Sage 50
8 13 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 13 (0.16%) SAP SD
9 10 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.11%) Agresso
11 8 (0.10%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.10%) Epicor Vantage
12 7 (0.088%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.088%) Summit
13 6 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 348 (4.35%) Office 365
2 319 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (2.37%) SaaS
4 102 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.46%) IaaS
7 35 (0.44%) PaaS
8 15 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 14 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.10%) GitHub
11 7 (0.088%) Yammer
11 7 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.063%) Force.com
14 2 (0.025%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.025%) Symantec.cloud
15 1 (0.013%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.013%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 887 (11.10%) Firewall
2 667 (8.35%) TCP/IP
3 662 (8.28%) DNS
4 566 (7.08%) WAN
5 543 (6.80%) LAN
6 512 (6.41%) DHCP
7 500 (6.26%) SAN
8 307 (3.84%) VPN
9 304 (3.80%) VoIP
10 266 (3.33%) Internet
11 185 (2.32%) Wireless
12 144 (1.80%) Network Security
13 140 (1.75%) NAS
14 129 (1.61%) SMTP
15 127 (1.59%) HTTP
16 125 (1.56%) VLAN
17 123 (1.54%) SSL
18 102 (1.28%) iSCSI
19 92 (1.15%) MPLS
20 90 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2662 (33.31%) SQL Server
2 531 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 491 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 435 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 384 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 324 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
7 200 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 190 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 180 (2.25%) MySQL
10 176 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 115 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 113 (1.41%) NoSQL
13 110 (1.38%) Big Data
14 109 (1.36%) MS Access
15 87 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 75 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
17 74 (0.93%) Microsoft Power View
18 72 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
19 63 (0.79%) Data Mining
20 61 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 575 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 371 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 180 (2.25%) NUnit
4 134 (1.68%) Rhino Mocks
5 94 (1.18%) Moq
6 86 (1.08%) Git (software)
7 72 (0.90%) Subversion
8 67 (0.84%) ReSharper
9 64 (0.80%) Selenium
10 60 (0.75%) JIRA
11 55 (0.69%) MSTest
12 37 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 34 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 29 (0.36%) TeamCity
15 28 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
16 25 (0.31%) Jenkins
17 20 (0.25%) Eclipse
17 20 (0.25%) Behat
17 20 (0.25%) PHPUnit
18 16 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 1237 (15.48%) Finance
2 358 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 333 (4.17%) Retail
4 291 (3.64%) Marketing
5 120 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 108 (1.35%) Banking
7 91 (1.14%) Advertising
8 84 (1.05%) Legal
9 71 (0.89%) Back Office
10 69 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 66 (0.83%) German Language
12 64 (0.80%) Automotive
13 59 (0.74%) Publishing
14 55 (0.69%) Electronics
15 52 (0.65%) Law
16 47 (0.59%) Spanish Language
16 47 (0.59%) Aerospace
16 47 (0.59%) Billing
17 44 (0.55%) French Language
18 31 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2048 (25.63%) Developer
2 1332 (16.67%) Analyst
3 779 (9.75%) Support Engineer
4 757 (9.47%) .NET Developer
5 633 (7.92%) C# Developer
6 520 (6.51%) Support Analyst
7 465 (5.82%) Consultant
8 446 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 358 (4.48%) Software Developer
10 341 (4.27%) Architect
11 330 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 313 (3.92%) Administrator
13 311 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
14 284 (3.55%) IT Support
15 280 (3.50%) Project Manager
16 273 (3.42%) Senior Developer
17 267 (3.34%) Technical Support
18 264 (3.30%) Service Analyst
19 255 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
20 254 (3.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2090 (26.15%) .NET
2 1297 (16.23%) ASP.NET
3 1176 (14.72%) HTML
4 907 (11.35%) CSS
5 637 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 584 (7.31%) jQuery
7 554 (6.93%) XML
8 546 (6.83%) Web Services
9 542 (6.78%) WCF
10 502 (6.28%) .NET Framework
11 418 (5.23%) HTML5
12 266 (3.33%) Entity Framework
13 255 (3.19%) Ajax
14 224 (2.80%) AngularJS
15 204 (2.55%) CSS3
16 194 (2.43%) WPF
17 179 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
18 168 (2.10%) LINQ
19 165 (2.06%) SOAP
20 145 (1.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 754 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 375 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 287 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 286 (3.58%) Clustering
5 225 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 164 (2.05%) Mathematics
7 161 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 148 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 127 (1.59%) Replication
10 123 (1.54%) User Experience
11 111 (1.39%) Open Source
12 101 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 101 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 79 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 75 (0.94%) Statistics
15 71 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
16 70 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
17 68 (0.85%) Social Media
18 56 (0.70%) iPhone
19 47 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3476 (43.50%) Windows
2 1059 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 735 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 728 (9.11%) Windows 7
5 719 (9.00%) Linux
6 599 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 384 (4.81%) Windows 8
8 358 (4.48%) Windows XP
9 260 (3.25%) UNIX
10 150 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 145 (1.81%) Windows Vista
12 144 (1.80%) Android
13 92 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 91 (1.14%) Mac OS X
15 80 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 76 (0.95%) CentOS
17 53 (0.66%) Solaris
18 32 (0.40%) AIX
19 31 (0.39%) Windows 2000
20 30 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1404 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1167 (14.60%) ITIL
3 1024 (12.81%) MVC
4 618 (7.73%) Project Management
5 616 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
6 520 (6.51%) Scrum
7 467 (5.84%) TDD
8 437 (5.47%) OO
9 389 (4.87%) CRM
10 381 (4.77%) Software Engineering
11 303 (3.79%) Service Delivery
12 301 (3.77%) PRINCE2
13 300 (3.75%) Mentoring
14 295 (3.69%) Migration
15 294 (3.68%) Service Management
16 244 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
17 241 (3.02%) Time Management
18 232 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
19 231 (2.89%) Change Management
20 216 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2397 (30.00%) SQL
2 1999 (25.02%) C#
3 1037 (12.98%) JavaScript
4 660 (8.26%) T-SQL
5 424 (5.31%) PowerShell
6 373 (4.67%) Java
7 285 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 226 (2.83%) C++
9 192 (2.40%) VB
10 183 (2.29%) PHP
11 158 (1.98%) VBA
12 104 (1.30%) Perl
13 94 (1.18%) Python
14 91 (1.14%) C
15 86 (1.08%) VBScript
16 64 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 63 (0.79%) Bash Shell
18 61 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 60 (0.75%) Ruby
20 50 (0.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1150 (14.39%) Degree
2 1079 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 626 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 613 (7.67%) MCSE
5 473 (5.92%) MCP
6 456 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 443 (5.54%) SC Cleared
8 367 (4.59%) CCNA
9 315 (3.94%) MCITP
10 241 (3.02%) DV Cleared
11 206 (2.58%) MCSA
12 186 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 146 (1.83%) CCNP
14 123 (1.54%) MCTS
15 117 (1.46%) A+ Certification
15 117 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
16 112 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
17 111 (1.39%) CCA
18 91 (1.14%) ISEB
19 67 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 581 (7.27%) SLA
2 339 (4.24%) QA
3 112 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (1.19%) ISO 9001
5 42 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.36%) COBIT
8 18 (0.23%) HL7
9 7 (0.088%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.075%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.075%) DICOM
11 3 (0.038%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.013%) P3O
12 1 (0.013%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.013%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.013%) BS25999
System Software
1 1673 (20.94%) Active Directory
2 1038 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 620 (7.76%) Hyper-V
4 295 (3.69%) XenApp
5 281 (3.52%) vSphere
6 172 (2.15%) XenDesktop
7 145 (1.81%) VMware ESX
8 103 (1.29%) Terminal Services
9 100 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 80 (1.00%) XenServer
11 79 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
12 49 (0.61%) vCloud
13 42 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 38 (0.48%) ISA Server
15 34 (0.43%) Terminal Server
15 34 (0.43%) Firmware
16 30 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
17 24 (0.30%) IMail Server
18 23 (0.29%) VMware Server
19 22 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 453 (5.67%) SCCM
2 199 (2.49%) SCOM
3 158 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 116 (1.45%) WSUS
5 71 (0.89%) NetBackup
6 53 (0.66%) Puppet
7 51 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 47 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 45 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
10 44 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 44 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
11 43 (0.54%) HP SIM
12 41 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 38 (0.48%) SCVMM
14 33 (0.41%) EdgeSight
15 29 (0.36%) Windows Intune
16 28 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
17 26 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (0.31%) ARCserve
19 24 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1438 (18.00%) VMware
2 917 (11.48%) Cisco
3 802 (10.04%) Citrix
4 655 (8.20%) HP
5 538 (6.73%) Oracle
6 254 (3.18%) Symantec
7 215 (2.69%) SAP
8 171 (2.14%) IBM
9 165 (2.06%) Juniper
9 165 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 152 (1.90%) Apple
11 151 (1.89%) NetApp
12 149 (1.86%) Dell
13 120 (1.50%) Cognos
14 106 (1.33%) 3PAR
15 98 (1.23%) Avaya
16 88 (1.10%) Veeam
17 87 (1.09%) EMC
18 85 (1.06%) Tableau
19 83 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
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