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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4344 4087 4199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.87% 18.80% 17.99%
As % of the Vendors category 38.82% 38.71% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3617 3440 3732
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,800 £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
11189 10558 11063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 51.17% 48.58% 47.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8711 8309 9427
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Surrey +3 1152 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Berkshire -1 1004 £40,000 -1.84% 112
Hampshire -1 796 £37,500 +7.14% 107
Buckinghamshire 0 403 £36,500 -8.75% 45
Kent +1 259 £37,500 -11.76% 21
Oxfordshire -1 250 £35,000 - 44
West Sussex +10 203 £40,000 +29.03% 17
East Sussex +14 139 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Middlesex +7 68 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Isle of Wight -1 12 £20,500 -48.75% 1
Home Counties +9 8 £27,500 -54.16%
Sussex +2 3 £57,500 -8.00%
Thames Valley 0 3 £65,000 -50.94%
M4 Corridor -1 2 £47,000 +13.93%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3778 (43.52%) Windows
2 3723 (42.88%) MS Excel
3 2761 (31.80%) SQL Server
4 2546 (29.33%) SQL
5 2231 (25.70%) .NET
6 1998 (23.01%) C#
7 1873 (21.57%) Active Directory
8 1658 (19.10%) VMware
9 1605 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
10 1567 (18.05%) MS Office
11 1442 (16.61%) ASP.NET
12 1273 (14.66%) Degree
13 1262 (14.54%) Finance
14 1239 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 1237 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1231 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 1179 (13.58%) HTML
18 1155 (13.30%) ITIL
18 1155 (13.30%) SharePoint
19 1149 (13.23%) MS Exchange
20 1099 (12.66%) JavaScript
21 1032 (11.89%) Citrix
22 962 (11.08%) MVC
23 942 (10.85%) Cisco
24 924 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
25 901 (10.38%) Firewall
26 894 (10.30%) Windows 7
27 890 (10.25%) CSS
28 823 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
29 740 (8.52%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1155 (13.30%) SharePoint
2 1149 (13.23%) MS Exchange
3 664 (7.65%) IIS
4 510 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 373 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 319 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 318 (3.66%) Lync
8 238 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 227 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 162 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
11 137 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 126 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 122 (1.41%) CMS
14 109 (1.26%) Apache
15 92 (1.06%) MS Project Server
16 79 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
17 78 (0.90%) Confluence
18 63 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
19 51 (0.59%) JBoss
20 49 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3723 (42.88%) MS Excel
2 1567 (18.05%) MS Office
3 324 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 262 (3.02%) MS Project
5 188 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 77 (0.89%) PowerPivot
7 53 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 40 (0.46%) InfoPath
9 31 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 16 (0.18%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.14%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.069%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.058%) InDesign
17 3 (0.035%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 2 (0.023%) Mingle
18 2 (0.023%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 284 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 143 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 111 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 17 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 14 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
7 13 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 13 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 10 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
10 9 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.10%) Agresso
10 9 (0.10%) Maximo
11 8 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.092%) SalesLogix
11 8 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 7 (0.081%) GoldMine
12 7 (0.081%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 333 (3.84%) Office 365
2 265 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (1.38%) SaaS
4 53 (0.61%) IaaS
5 41 (0.47%) PaaS
6 34 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 10 (0.12%) GitHub
10 4 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.023%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.023%) Force.com
12 2 (0.023%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.012%) Taleo
13 1 (0.012%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 901 (10.38%) Firewall
2 688 (7.92%) DNS
3 614 (7.07%) TCP/IP
4 497 (5.72%) WAN
5 491 (5.66%) DHCP
6 486 (5.60%) SAN
7 457 (5.26%) LAN
8 403 (4.64%) Internet
9 332 (3.82%) VPN
10 223 (2.57%) VoIP
11 163 (1.88%) Wireless
12 125 (1.44%) Network Security
13 124 (1.43%) VLAN
14 94 (1.08%) NAS
15 92 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 91 (1.05%) Ethernet
17 86 (0.99%) HTTP
17 86 (0.99%) iSCSI
18 83 (0.96%) SSL
19 76 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2761 (31.80%) SQL Server
2 578 (6.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 490 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 482 (5.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 380 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 344 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
7 307 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 267 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 199 (2.29%) Relational Database
10 197 (2.27%) MySQL
11 155 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 133 (1.53%) MS Access
13 97 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 91 (1.05%) Big Data
15 83 (0.96%) Microsoft Power View
16 80 (0.92%) RavenDB
17 75 (0.86%) RDBMS
18 74 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
19 66 (0.76%) EDRMS
20 61 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 625 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 438 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 330 (3.80%) NUnit
4 260 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
5 175 (2.02%) Git (software)
6 137 (1.58%) Moq
7 129 (1.49%) Selenium
8 117 (1.35%) JIRA
9 94 (1.08%) MSTest
10 88 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 84 (0.97%) Subversion
12 83 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 81 (0.93%) ReSharper
14 78 (0.90%) NCrunch
15 71 (0.82%) WATIR
16 70 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
17 46 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 38 (0.44%) MSBuild
19 37 (0.43%) WiX
20 34 (0.39%) NuGet
General
1 1262 (14.54%) Finance
2 376 (4.33%) Retail
3 371 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 299 (3.44%) Marketing
5 157 (1.81%) Legal
6 142 (1.64%) Back Office
7 131 (1.51%) Advertising
8 100 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.05%) Banking
10 90 (1.04%) German Language
11 71 (0.82%) French Language
12 70 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 69 (0.79%) Automotive
14 50 (0.58%) Billing
15 47 (0.54%) Publishing
16 43 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 38 (0.44%) Spanish Language
18 32 (0.37%) Front Office
18 32 (0.37%) Italian Language
19 31 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2067 (23.81%) Developer
2 1366 (15.73%) Analyst
3 876 (10.09%) .NET Developer
4 854 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 688 (7.92%) Consultant
6 525 (6.05%) Support Analyst
7 470 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 438 (5.04%) Software Developer
9 387 (4.46%) Architect
10 358 (4.12%) Administrator
11 339 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 337 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
13 286 (3.29%) Senior Developer
14 282 (3.25%) Technical Support
15 278 (3.20%) Project Manager
16 275 (3.17%) IT Support
17 240 (2.76%) 1st Line Support
18 237 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 225 (2.59%) 3rd Line Support
20 220 (2.53%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2231 (25.70%) .NET
2 1442 (16.61%) ASP.NET
3 1179 (13.58%) HTML
4 890 (10.25%) CSS
5 655 (7.54%) Web Services
6 611 (7.04%) XML
7 598 (6.89%) jQuery
8 584 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 562 (6.47%) WCF
10 501 (5.77%) .NET Framework
11 331 (3.81%) HTML5
12 283 (3.26%) Ajax
13 227 (2.61%) SOAP
14 204 (2.35%) WPF
15 199 (2.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 180 (2.07%) CSS3
17 164 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 154 (1.77%) LINQ
19 152 (1.75%) NHibernate
20 150 (1.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 924 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 467 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 295 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 265 (3.05%) Clustering
5 229 (2.64%) Blackberry
6 217 (2.50%) Mathematics
7 194 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 162 (1.87%) User Experience
9 141 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 141 (1.62%) Open Source
10 139 (1.60%) Replication
11 133 (1.53%) Thin Client
11 133 (1.53%) Fat Client
12 97 (1.12%) Statistics
13 96 (1.11%) PKI
14 81 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 73 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
16 69 (0.79%) iPhone
17 66 (0.76%) Visualisation
18 64 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3778 (43.52%) Windows
2 1239 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 894 (10.30%) Windows 7
4 823 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 702 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 691 (7.96%) Linux
7 497 (5.72%) Windows XP
8 440 (5.07%) Windows 8
9 354 (4.08%) UNIX
10 187 (2.15%) Windows Vista
11 141 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 119 (1.37%) Solaris
13 114 (1.31%) Android
14 99 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 91 (1.05%) Mac OS X
16 84 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 53 (0.61%) Windows 2000
18 48 (0.55%) AIX
19 38 (0.44%) CentOS
19 38 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1605 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1155 (13.30%) ITIL
3 962 (11.08%) MVC
4 676 (7.79%) Project Management
5 575 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
6 574 (6.61%) Scrum
7 569 (6.55%) CRM
8 516 (5.94%) TDD
9 464 (5.34%) OO
10 458 (5.28%) Software Engineering
11 378 (4.35%) PRINCE2
12 354 (4.08%) Service Delivery
13 345 (3.97%) Migration
14 330 (3.80%) Mentoring
15 286 (3.29%) Workflow
16 275 (3.17%) Change Management
17 265 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
18 261 (3.01%) ERP
19 255 (2.94%) E-Commerce
20 246 (2.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2546 (29.33%) SQL
2 1998 (23.01%) C#
3 1099 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 613 (7.06%) T-SQL
5 407 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 398 (4.58%) VB.NET
7 333 (3.84%) Java
8 258 (2.97%) VB
9 188 (2.17%) C++
10 183 (2.11%) PHP
11 159 (1.83%) C
12 135 (1.55%) VBScript
13 108 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 100 (1.15%) Perl
15 95 (1.09%) VBA
16 91 (1.05%) Ruby
17 88 (1.01%) Python
18 64 (0.74%) Bash Shell
19 55 (0.63%) VB6
20 54 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1273 (14.66%) Degree
2 1231 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 733 (8.44%) Security Cleared
4 667 (7.68%) MCSE
5 580 (6.68%) SC Cleared
6 519 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 403 (4.64%) CCNA
8 363 (4.18%) MCITP
9 348 (4.01%) MCP
10 319 (3.67%) DV Cleared
11 230 (2.65%) MCSA
12 227 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 172 (1.98%) ISEB
14 155 (1.79%) MCTS
15 153 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
16 151 (1.74%) CCA
17 136 (1.57%) CCNP
18 119 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
19 96 (1.11%) PMI Certification
20 79 (0.91%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 555 (6.39%) SLA
2 286 (3.29%) QA
3 182 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 110 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.22%) COBIT
8 14 (0.16%) WCAG
8 14 (0.16%) WAI
9 12 (0.14%) GAMP
10 10 (0.12%) GLP
10 10 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.081%) HL7
12 5 (0.058%) COSO
13 3 (0.035%) DICOM
14 2 (0.023%) BS7799
14 2 (0.023%) P3O
15 1 (0.012%) GPG13
15 1 (0.012%) TickIT
15 1 (0.012%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1873 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 1237 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 685 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 328 (3.78%) XenApp
5 270 (3.11%) vSphere
6 171 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 156 (1.80%) VMware ESX
8 147 (1.69%) Terminal Services
9 116 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
10 106 (1.22%) ISA Server
11 67 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
12 61 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 48 (0.55%) XenServer
14 47 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
15 44 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
16 37 (0.43%) UAG
17 33 (0.38%) vCloud
18 32 (0.37%) Firmware
19 27 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
20 26 (0.30%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 412 (4.75%) SCCM
2 229 (2.64%) SCOM
3 186 (2.14%) Backup Exec
4 156 (1.80%) NetBackup
5 126 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 105 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
7 88 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 83 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 81 (0.93%) SCVMM
10 74 (0.85%) WSUS
11 48 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 47 (0.54%) Data Guard
12 47 (0.54%) Tivoli
13 39 (0.45%) Netcool
14 32 (0.37%) Nagios
15 26 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 22 (0.25%) HP SIM
17 21 (0.24%) Windows Intune
18 20 (0.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
19 19 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1658 (19.10%) VMware
2 1032 (11.89%) Citrix
3 942 (10.85%) Cisco
4 740 (8.52%) Oracle
5 654 (7.53%) HP
6 303 (3.49%) SAP
7 266 (3.06%) Symantec
8 235 (2.71%) IBM
9 169 (1.95%) NetApp
10 159 (1.83%) Dell
11 154 (1.77%) EMC
12 148 (1.70%) Apple
13 144 (1.66%) Red Hat
14 125 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 125 (1.44%) Juniper
15 115 (1.32%) Avaya
16 113 (1.30%) McAfee
17 111 (1.28%) Adobe
18 110 (1.27%) Cognos
19 101 (1.16%) Veeam
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