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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4035 4296 4160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.03% 18.87% 18.81%
As % of the Vendors category 37.88% 39.00% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3360 3533 3590
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
10651 11015 11375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.24% 48.38% 51.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8421 8571 9243
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +1 965 £42,500 +1.19% 103
Berkshire -3 936 £42,500 -5.55% 109
Hampshire +2 850 £39,000 +11.42% 112
Buckinghamshire -3 397 £37,500 -6.25% 61
Oxfordshire -1 249 £35,000 -6.66% 74
Kent +2 231 £31,000 -22.50% 18
West Sussex -2 212 £37,500 - 37
East Sussex +10 173 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Middlesex -12 24 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Isle of Wight -2 8 £37,000 +13.84% 2
Sussex +5 5 £38,000 -
M4 Corridor +10 2 £40,000 +53.84%
Home Counties +6 2 - -
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 31 March 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 (44.37%) Windows
2 3492 (42.72%) MS Excel
3 2635 (32.24%) SQL Server
4 2410 (29.48%) SQL
5 2105 (25.75%) .NET
6 1955 (23.92%) C#
7 1769 (21.64%) Active Directory
8 1541 (18.85%) VMware
9 1529 (18.71%) MS Office
10 1433 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
11 1313 (16.06%) ASP.NET
12 1253 (15.33%) Finance
13 1201 (14.69%) Degree
14 1168 (14.29%) HTML
15 1166 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 1150 (14.07%) ITIL
17 1135 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1122 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
19 1117 (13.67%) MS Exchange
20 1055 (12.91%) JavaScript
21 1009 (12.34%) SharePoint
22 986 (12.06%) MVC
23 948 (11.60%) Cisco
24 916 (11.21%) CSS
25 906 (11.08%) Citrix
26 888 (10.86%) Firewall
27 842 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
28 805 (9.85%) Windows 7
29 713 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
30 696 (8.51%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1117 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 1009 (12.34%) SharePoint
3 503 (6.15%) IIS
4 461 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 365 (4.47%) Lync
6 285 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 218 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 154 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 154 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 151 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
10 124 (1.52%) CMS
11 119 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 111 (1.36%) Apache
13 97 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 71 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
15 64 (0.78%) SAS
16 56 (0.69%) MS Project Server
17 53 (0.65%) Node.js
18 51 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
19 49 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3492 (42.72%) MS Excel
2 1529 (18.71%) MS Office
3 290 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 200 (2.45%) MS Project
5 143 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 98 (1.20%) PowerPivot
7 58 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.48%) InfoPath
9 24 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 19 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
12 12 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.086%) Solid Edge
14 4 (0.049%) S-PLUS
14 4 (0.049%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.049%) SPSS
15 3 (0.037%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.024%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.024%) InDesign
16 2 (0.024%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 243 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 109 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 15 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 14 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 13 (0.16%) Sage 50
8 13 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.13%) Agresso
9 11 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.12%) assyst
11 8 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
11 8 (0.098%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.086%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.086%) Summit
13 6 (0.073%) Epicor Vantage
14 5 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
14 5 (0.061%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 346 (4.23%) Office 365
2 310 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (1.68%) SaaS
4 33 (0.40%) IaaS
5 29 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (0.32%) PaaS
7 14 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (0.11%) Yammer
9 6 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.073%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.049%) GitHub
11 4 (0.049%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.012%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 888 (10.86%) Firewall
2 672 (8.22%) TCP/IP
3 668 (8.17%) DNS
4 532 (6.51%) DHCP
5 515 (6.30%) SAN
6 501 (6.13%) WAN
7 474 (5.80%) LAN
8 311 (3.80%) Internet
9 292 (3.57%) VPN
10 264 (3.23%) VoIP
11 188 (2.30%) Wireless
12 132 (1.61%) VLAN
13 125 (1.53%) Network Security
14 121 (1.48%) NAS
15 103 (1.26%) SSL
16 101 (1.24%) HTTP
17 94 (1.15%) MPLS
18 90 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
19 86 (1.05%) SMTP
20 80 (0.98%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2635 (32.24%) SQL Server
2 542 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 466 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 434 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 362 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 325 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
7 209 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 204 (2.50%) MySQL
9 202 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 192 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 125 (1.53%) MS Access
12 115 (1.41%) Big Data
13 107 (1.31%) NoSQL
14 105 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 92 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
16 73 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 70 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 65 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
19 59 (0.72%) Data Mining
20 55 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 611 (7.47%) Visual Studio
2 401 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 228 (2.79%) NUnit
4 185 (2.26%) Rhino Mocks
5 115 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 103 (1.26%) Moq
7 82 (1.00%) JIRA
8 76 (0.93%) MSTest
9 73 (0.89%) Selenium
10 59 (0.72%) Subversion
11 54 (0.66%) ReSharper
12 43 (0.53%) TeamCity
13 34 (0.42%) NCrunch
14 33 (0.40%) Cucumber
15 29 (0.35%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
15 29 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 23 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
16 23 (0.28%) WATIR
17 21 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 1253 (15.33%) Finance
2 384 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 371 (4.54%) Retail
4 242 (2.96%) Marketing
5 111 (1.36%) Legal
6 108 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 106 (1.30%) Advertising
8 94 (1.15%) Banking
9 84 (1.03%) Automotive
10 83 (1.02%) Back Office
11 73 (0.89%) German Language
12 58 (0.71%) Electronics
13 54 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 52 (0.64%) Publishing
14 52 (0.64%) French Language
15 46 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 46 (0.56%) Billing
16 40 (0.49%) Spanish Language
17 32 (0.39%) Law
18 29 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 2042 (24.98%) Developer
2 1240 (15.17%) Analyst
3 786 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 738 (9.03%) .NET Developer
5 552 (6.75%) C# Developer
6 543 (6.64%) Consultant
7 479 (5.86%) Support Analyst
8 400 (4.89%) Software Developer
9 380 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 332 (4.06%) Architect
11 316 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 316 (3.87%) Administrator
12 302 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
13 295 (3.61%) Technical Support
14 267 (3.27%) Project Manager
15 261 (3.19%) Senior Developer
16 258 (3.16%) IT Support
17 255 (3.12%) Service Analyst
18 250 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
19 241 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2105 (25.75%) .NET
2 1313 (16.06%) ASP.NET
3 1168 (14.29%) HTML
4 916 (11.21%) CSS
5 616 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 574 (7.02%) XML
7 554 (6.78%) WCF
8 549 (6.72%) Web Services
9 548 (6.70%) jQuery
10 474 (5.80%) .NET Framework
11 369 (4.51%) HTML5
12 254 (3.11%) Ajax
13 216 (2.64%) Entity Framework
14 212 (2.59%) WPF
15 203 (2.48%) CSS3
16 184 (2.25%) SOAP
17 173 (2.12%) AngularJS
18 157 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
19 150 (1.84%) LINQ
20 145 (1.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 842 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 408 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 314 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 293 (3.58%) Clustering
5 229 (2.80%) Blackberry
6 177 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 174 (2.13%) Mathematics
8 166 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 126 (1.54%) Fat Client
9 126 (1.54%) Thin Client
10 124 (1.52%) Replication
11 122 (1.49%) User Experience
11 122 (1.49%) Open Source
12 71 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
13 69 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 66 (0.81%) iPhone
15 65 (0.80%) Social Media
16 60 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
17 51 (0.62%) Statistics
18 48 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3627 (44.37%) Windows
2 1122 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 805 (9.85%) Windows 7
4 713 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 696 (8.51%) Linux
6 692 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 395 (4.83%) Windows XP
8 387 (4.73%) Windows 8
9 300 (3.67%) UNIX
10 156 (1.91%) Windows Vista
11 142 (1.74%) Android
12 122 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
13 118 (1.44%) Apple iOS
14 105 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 82 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 69 (0.84%) CentOS
17 63 (0.77%) Solaris
18 47 (0.57%) Windows 2000
19 37 (0.45%) AIX
20 35 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1433 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1150 (14.07%) ITIL
3 986 (12.06%) MVC
4 636 (7.78%) Project Management
5 573 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
6 546 (6.68%) Scrum
7 481 (5.88%) OO
8 464 (5.68%) TDD
9 438 (5.36%) CRM
10 424 (5.19%) Software Engineering
11 339 (4.15%) Migration
12 324 (3.96%) PRINCE2
13 317 (3.88%) Service Delivery
14 300 (3.67%) Mentoring
15 252 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
16 249 (3.05%) Service Management
17 242 (2.96%) Time Management
18 236 (2.89%) Workflow
19 227 (2.78%) Change Management
20 213 (2.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2410 (29.48%) SQL
2 1955 (23.92%) C#
3 1055 (12.91%) JavaScript
4 625 (7.65%) T-SQL
5 401 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 389 (4.76%) Java
7 293 (3.58%) VB.NET
8 223 (2.73%) C++
9 217 (2.65%) VB
10 200 (2.45%) PHP
11 152 (1.86%) VBA
12 109 (1.33%) Perl
13 100 (1.22%) Python
14 97 (1.19%) C
15 92 (1.13%) VBScript
16 64 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 62 (0.76%) Ruby
18 61 (0.75%) PL/SQL
19 57 (0.70%) Shell Script
20 52 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1201 (14.69%) Degree
2 1166 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 667 (8.16%) MCSE
4 653 (7.99%) Security Cleared
5 501 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
6 490 (5.99%) SC Cleared
7 417 (5.10%) MCP
8 404 (4.94%) CCNA
9 317 (3.88%) MCITP
10 293 (3.58%) DV Cleared
11 228 (2.79%) MCSA
12 202 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 155 (1.90%) CCNP
14 139 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
15 129 (1.58%) CCA
16 114 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
17 106 (1.30%) A+ Certification
18 104 (1.27%) MCTS
19 100 (1.22%) PMI Certification
20 99 (1.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 542 (6.63%) SLA
2 329 (4.02%) QA
3 125 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 117 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.26%) COBIT
8 14 (0.17%) HL7
9 10 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.086%) DICOM
11 3 (0.037%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.024%) P3O
13 1 (0.012%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.012%) GPG13
13 1 (0.012%) GAMP
13 1 (0.012%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.012%) BS25999
System Software
1 1769 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 1135 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 633 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 327 (4.00%) XenApp
5 262 (3.21%) vSphere
6 172 (2.10%) XenDesktop
7 146 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 129 (1.58%) Terminal Services
9 99 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 80 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 68 (0.83%) ISA Server
12 67 (0.82%) XenServer
13 40 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
14 37 (0.45%) Firmware
15 34 (0.42%) vCloud
16 30 (0.37%) Terminal Server
16 30 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 25 (0.31%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 23 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 444 (5.43%) SCCM
2 218 (2.67%) SCOM
3 186 (2.28%) Backup Exec
4 104 (1.27%) WSUS
5 98 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 82 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 81 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 72 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 69 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
10 54 (0.66%) SCVMM
11 52 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 42 (0.51%) Tivoli
13 35 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
14 34 (0.42%) HP SIM
15 33 (0.40%) Puppet
16 30 (0.37%) Windows Intune
16 30 (0.37%) EdgeSight
17 29 (0.35%) Netcool
17 29 (0.35%) Nagios
18 25 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1541 (18.85%) VMware
2 948 (11.60%) Cisco
3 906 (11.08%) Citrix
4 683 (8.36%) HP
5 617 (7.55%) Oracle
6 279 (3.41%) Symantec
7 246 (3.01%) SAP
8 179 (2.19%) IBM
9 165 (2.02%) Apple
10 159 (1.95%) Dell
11 156 (1.91%) NetApp
12 153 (1.87%) Red Hat
13 139 (1.70%) Juniper
14 136 (1.66%) Cognos
15 112 (1.37%) Avaya
16 108 (1.32%) Veeam
17 105 (1.28%) CheckPoint
18 103 (1.26%) EMC
19 94 (1.15%) McAfee
20 92 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Certifications
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £75000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Health, Life Insu
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: Neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Conspicuous
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + company car, pension and more
Posted: 3 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: £130000 - £140000 per annum + Car allowance + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago