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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4335 4044 4304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.87% 19.10% 18.92%
As % of the Vendors category 38.45% 38.35% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3461 3428 3798
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
11273 10544 11258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 51.67% 49.80% 49.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8639 8502 9443
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 30 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 30 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 +1 1140 £38,500 -9.41% 144
Surrey +1 1080 £42,500 - 121
Hampshire 0 825 £36,000 +2.85% 134
Buckinghamshire -1 363 £35,000 -12.50% 47
Oxfordshire -1 246 £36,000 -4.00% 40
West Sussex +3 238 £40,000 +13.47% 32
Kent +2 217 £40,000 -11.11% 37
East Sussex -3 163 £36,000 -10.00% 15
Middlesex +1 46 £37,500 -16.66%
Isle of Wight +1 15 £20,500 -48.75% 1
Thames Valley +8 9 £60,000 -9.43%
Sussex +1 8 £27,500 -54.16%
M4 Corridor -2 1 £65,000 +36.84%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 3890 (43.82%) MS Excel
2 3754 (42.28%) Windows
3 3052 (34.38%) SQL Server
4 2684 (30.23%) SQL
5 2516 (28.34%) .NET
6 2217 (24.97%) C#
7 1835 (20.67%) Active Directory
8 1706 (19.22%) ASP.NET
9 1658 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
10 1612 (18.16%) VMware
11 1492 (16.81%) MS Office
12 1427 (16.07%) HTML
13 1404 (15.81%) Degree
14 1340 (15.09%) JavaScript
15 1324 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 1319 (14.86%) Finance
17 1247 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 1214 (13.67%) MS Exchange
19 1181 (13.30%) ITIL
20 1174 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 1109 (12.49%) SharePoint
22 1019 (11.48%) CSS
23 1018 (11.47%) MVC
24 975 (10.98%) Citrix
25 900 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
26 876 (9.87%) Cisco
27 855 (9.63%) Firewall
28 835 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
29 819 (9.23%) Windows 7
30 776 (8.74%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 1214 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 1109 (12.49%) SharePoint
3 723 (8.14%) IIS
4 578 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 399 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 354 (3.99%) Lync
7 344 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 276 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 219 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 150 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 144 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 132 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
13 124 (1.40%) Apache
14 117 (1.32%) CMS
15 86 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
16 83 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
17 77 (0.87%) Confluence
18 63 (0.71%) MS Project Server
19 62 (0.70%) WebSphere
20 55 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3890 (43.82%) MS Excel
2 1492 (16.81%) MS Office
3 321 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 246 (2.77%) MS Project
5 205 (2.31%) MS Visio
6 56 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 45 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 42 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 25 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 25 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.24%) Fireworks
11 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (0.14%) AutoCAD
13 10 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 9 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.090%) RoboHelp
16 7 (0.079%) FrameMaker
17 6 (0.068%) InDesign
18 4 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 275 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 139 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 117 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 31 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 22 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
6 20 (0.23%) 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%) WebTrends
10 13 (0.15%) Maximo
10 13 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
11 11 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 10 (0.11%) Agresso
13 9 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 9 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
14 8 (0.090%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 289 (3.26%) Office 365
2 270 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (1.81%) SaaS
4 68 (0.77%) IaaS
5 52 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (0.41%) PaaS
8 14 (0.16%) Google Apps
9 10 (0.11%) GitHub
10 8 (0.090%) Heroku
11 4 (0.045%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.045%) HP Helion
12 3 (0.034%) Taleo
13 2 (0.023%) Force.com
13 2 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 855 (9.63%) Firewall
2 675 (7.60%) DNS
3 545 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 479 (5.40%) SAN
5 478 (5.38%) WAN
6 455 (5.13%) DHCP
7 448 (5.05%) LAN
8 429 (4.83%) Internet
9 357 (4.02%) VPN
10 199 (2.24%) VoIP
11 139 (1.57%) Wireless
12 136 (1.53%) Network Security
13 108 (1.22%) NAS
14 103 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
15 98 (1.10%) VLAN
16 91 (1.03%) iSCSI
17 90 (1.01%) HTTP
18 86 (0.97%) SMTP
19 84 (0.95%) LDAP
20 77 (0.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3052 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 627 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 591 (6.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 491 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 376 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 365 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 338 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 313 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
9 224 (2.52%) Relational Database
10 208 (2.34%) Oracle Database
11 194 (2.19%) MySQL
12 114 (1.28%) MS Access
13 107 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 102 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 93 (1.05%) OLAP
16 88 (0.99%) RDBMS
17 87 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
18 83 (0.93%) RavenDB
19 75 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 65 (0.73%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 607 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 466 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 339 (3.82%) NUnit
4 250 (2.82%) Rhino Mocks
5 176 (1.98%) Git (software)
6 137 (1.54%) Moq
7 133 (1.50%) Selenium
8 115 (1.30%) JIRA
9 107 (1.21%) Subversion
10 92 (1.04%) Cucumber
11 89 (1.00%) ReSharper
12 88 (0.99%) TeamCity
13 81 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
14 79 (0.89%) MSTest
15 74 (0.83%) WATIR
15 74 (0.83%) NCrunch
16 65 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 56 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
18 40 (0.45%) Jenkins
19 28 (0.32%) JMeter
General
1 1319 (14.86%) Finance
2 414 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 359 (4.04%) Marketing
4 346 (3.90%) Retail
5 177 (1.99%) Back Office
6 148 (1.67%) Advertising
7 133 (1.50%) Legal
8 111 (1.25%) Banking
8 111 (1.25%) German Language
9 106 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 100 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 82 (0.92%) French Language
12 57 (0.64%) Front Office
13 49 (0.55%) Electronics
14 48 (0.54%) Automotive
15 37 (0.42%) Games
15 37 (0.42%) Dutch Language
16 36 (0.41%) Billing
16 36 (0.41%) Publishing
16 36 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2213 (24.93%) Developer
2 1519 (17.11%) Analyst
3 963 (10.85%) .NET Developer
4 789 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 763 (8.59%) Consultant
6 606 (6.83%) Support Analyst
7 564 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 479 (5.40%) Software Developer
9 444 (5.00%) Architect
10 389 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 380 (4.28%) Administrator
12 335 (3.77%) Senior Developer
13 332 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 279 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 271 (3.05%) IT Support
16 262 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
17 257 (2.89%) Technical Support
18 255 (2.87%) DBA
19 251 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
20 247 (2.78%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2516 (28.34%) .NET
2 1706 (19.22%) ASP.NET
3 1427 (16.07%) HTML
4 1019 (11.48%) CSS
5 739 (8.32%) jQuery
6 735 (8.28%) Web Services
7 688 (7.75%) XML
8 646 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 623 (7.02%) WCF
10 585 (6.59%) .NET Framework
11 377 (4.25%) HTML5
12 336 (3.78%) Ajax
13 258 (2.91%) SOAP
14 234 (2.64%) WPF
15 205 (2.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 188 (2.12%) CSS3
17 181 (2.04%) WinForms
18 177 (1.99%) LINQ
19 169 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 160 (1.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 900 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 514 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 278 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 256 (2.88%) Clustering
5 248 (2.79%) Mathematics
6 223 (2.51%) Blackberry
7 213 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 171 (1.93%) User Experience
8 171 (1.93%) Replication
9 142 (1.60%) Open Source
10 115 (1.30%) Statistics
11 109 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 106 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 104 (1.17%) Thin Client
13 104 (1.17%) Fat Client
14 100 (1.13%) PKI
15 84 (0.95%) Life Science
16 77 (0.87%) N-Tier
17 64 (0.72%) Visualisation
18 60 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3754 (42.28%) Windows
2 1247 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 835 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 819 (9.23%) Windows 7
5 700 (7.88%) Linux
6 650 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 467 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 449 (5.06%) Windows 8
9 329 (3.71%) UNIX
10 166 (1.87%) Windows Vista
11 132 (1.49%) Android
12 122 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 111 (1.25%) Solaris
14 105 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 100 (1.13%) Apple iOS
16 97 (1.09%) Mac OS X
17 43 (0.48%) Windows Phone
18 40 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
19 37 (0.42%) Windows 2000
20 36 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1658 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1181 (13.30%) ITIL
3 1018 (11.47%) MVC
4 656 (7.39%) Project Management
5 578 (6.51%) CRM
6 568 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
7 564 (6.35%) TDD
8 553 (6.23%) Scrum
9 519 (5.85%) Software Engineering
10 508 (5.72%) OO
11 425 (4.79%) PRINCE2
12 383 (4.31%) Mentoring
13 352 (3.96%) Service Delivery
14 338 (3.81%) Migration
15 316 (3.56%) E-Commerce
16 293 (3.30%) Service Management
16 293 (3.30%) Workflow
17 290 (3.27%) ERP
18 256 (2.88%) Change Management
19 241 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2684 (30.23%) SQL
2 2217 (24.97%) C#
3 1340 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 639 (7.20%) T-SQL
5 486 (5.47%) VB.NET
6 361 (4.07%) Java
6 361 (4.07%) PowerShell
7 265 (2.98%) C++
8 232 (2.61%) VB
9 177 (1.99%) C
10 170 (1.91%) PHP
11 127 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 116 (1.31%) VBScript
13 106 (1.19%) Ruby
14 79 (0.89%) Perl
15 66 (0.74%) Python
15 66 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 58 (0.65%) VB6
17 56 (0.63%) VBA
18 52 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1404 (15.81%) Degree
2 1324 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 776 (8.74%) Security Cleared
4 679 (7.65%) MCSE
5 607 (6.84%) SC Cleared
6 476 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
7 430 (4.84%) MCITP
8 372 (4.19%) MCP
9 353 (3.98%) CCNA
10 266 (3.00%) DV Cleared
11 239 (2.69%) MCSA
12 231 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 198 (2.23%) ISEB
14 181 (2.04%) MCTS
15 152 (1.71%) CCNP
16 134 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
17 117 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
18 116 (1.31%) CCA
19 93 (1.05%) CISSP
20 80 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 564 (6.35%) SLA
2 255 (2.87%) QA
3 185 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 103 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.25%) COBIT
7 21 (0.24%) WCAG
7 21 (0.24%) WAI
8 11 (0.12%) GAMP
9 10 (0.11%) GLP
10 9 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.090%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.068%) HL7
12 6 (0.068%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.056%) COSO
14 2 (0.023%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.023%) BS7799
14 2 (0.023%) P3O
15 1 (0.011%) GPG13
15 1 (0.011%) TickIT
System Software
1 1835 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 1174 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 684 (7.70%) Hyper-V
4 303 (3.41%) XenApp
5 251 (2.83%) vSphere
6 176 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 171 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 113 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 112 (1.26%) Terminal Services
10 78 (0.88%) ISA Server
11 77 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 72 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 67 (0.75%) XenServer
14 54 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
15 45 (0.51%) vCloud
16 43 (0.48%) IMail Server
17 42 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
17 42 (0.47%) UAG
18 37 (0.42%) Terminal Server
19 32 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 388 (4.37%) SCCM
2 181 (2.04%) SCOM
3 160 (1.80%) Backup Exec
4 148 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 102 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
6 90 (1.01%) WSUS
6 90 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 81 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 62 (0.70%) SCVMM
9 57 (0.64%) Data Guard
10 47 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 46 (0.52%) Tivoli
12 31 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 29 (0.33%) HP SIM
13 29 (0.33%) SCSM
14 24 (0.27%) Nagios
15 22 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 21 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 19 (0.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 18 (0.20%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1612 (18.16%) VMware
2 975 (10.98%) Citrix
3 876 (9.87%) Cisco
4 725 (8.17%) Oracle
5 601 (6.77%) HP
6 276 (3.11%) SAP
7 239 (2.69%) Symantec
8 209 (2.35%) IBM
9 193 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 176 (1.98%) EMC
11 175 (1.97%) Dell
12 169 (1.90%) NetApp
13 135 (1.52%) Adobe
14 130 (1.46%) Juniper
15 128 (1.44%) Apple
16 110 (1.24%) CheckPoint
17 101 (1.14%) Fujitsu
18 97 (1.09%) Google
19 93 (1.05%) Veeam
19 93 (1.05%) Veritas
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