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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4441 4124 4330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.98% 18.92%
As % of the Vendors category 38.79% 38.01% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3530 3857
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
11449 10850 11227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.59% 49.92% 49.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8815 8734 9442
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 22 August 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 August 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 1145 £40,000 -5.88% 121
Surrey -1 1068 £42,500 - 124
Hampshire +1 824 £35,000 - 102
Buckinghamshire +2 436 £40,000 +2.56% 62
Kent +3 251 £41,500 -2.35% 29
West Sussex -3 243 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Oxfordshire -5 236 £37,000 -1.33% 60
East Sussex -6 187 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Middlesex +2 47 £47,500 - 5
Isle of Wight - 25 £26,000 - 1
Sussex -4 6 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Thames Valley -2 4 £60,000 +41.17%
M4 Corridor +3 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3857 (43.25%) MS Excel
2 3643 (40.85%) Windows
3 3160 (35.44%) SQL Server
4 2779 (31.17%) SQL
5 2739 (30.72%) .NET
6 2371 (26.59%) C#
7 1857 (20.83%) ASP.NET
8 1733 (19.43%) Active Directory
9 1501 (16.83%) HTML
10 1497 (16.79%) VMware
11 1450 (16.26%) JavaScript
12 1433 (16.07%) Degree
13 1415 (15.87%) MS Office
14 1358 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 1342 (15.05%) Finance
16 1208 (13.55%) MS Exchange
17 1163 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 1140 (12.78%) ITIL
19 1108 (12.43%) SharePoint
20 1102 (12.36%) MVC
21 1067 (11.97%) CSS
22 1063 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 930 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
24 877 (9.84%) Citrix
25 832 (9.33%) Firewall
26 822 (9.22%) Cisco
27 804 (9.02%) Web Services
27 804 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
28 782 (8.77%) jQuery
29 760 (8.52%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1208 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 1108 (12.43%) SharePoint
3 676 (7.58%) IIS
4 579 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 400 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 370 (4.15%) Lync
7 294 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 278 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 203 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 149 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 140 (1.57%) CMS
12 132 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
13 122 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 118 (1.32%) Apache
15 92 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
16 69 (0.77%) WebSphere
17 67 (0.75%) IBM Notes
18 61 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
19 56 (0.63%) Tomcat
20 55 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 3857 (43.25%) MS Excel
2 1415 (15.87%) MS Office
3 301 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 226 (2.53%) MS Project
5 198 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 54 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 43 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 30 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 30 (0.34%) PowerPivot
9 24 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 15 (0.17%) RoboHelp
12 14 (0.16%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (0.13%) FrameMaker
14 10 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
14 10 (0.11%) InDesign
15 9 (0.10%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.090%) SPSS
17 7 (0.079%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 300 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 142 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 116 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 35 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 27 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 20 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 18 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 15 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 14 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 14 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 14 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 13 (0.15%) Maximo
10 13 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.13%) Agresso
11 12 (0.13%) WebTrends
12 11 (0.12%) Sage 200
13 10 (0.11%) SiteCatalyst
14 9 (0.10%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 277 (3.11%) Office 365
2 273 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (1.91%) SaaS
4 54 (0.61%) IaaS
5 51 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (0.25%) PaaS
8 12 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 11 (0.12%) Heroku
10 6 (0.067%) GitHub
11 4 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.045%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.034%) Taleo
13 2 (0.022%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.022%) Force.com
13 2 (0.022%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 832 (9.33%) Firewall
2 682 (7.65%) DNS
3 559 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 456 (5.11%) SAN
5 447 (5.01%) DHCP
6 437 (4.90%) WAN
7 429 (4.81%) Internet
8 415 (4.65%) LAN
9 369 (4.14%) VPN
10 203 (2.28%) VoIP
11 141 (1.58%) Wireless
12 127 (1.42%) Network Security
13 109 (1.22%) NAS
14 106 (1.19%) HTTP
15 98 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
16 96 (1.08%) VLAN
17 93 (1.04%) SMTP
18 87 (0.98%) FTP
19 85 (0.95%) LDAP
20 84 (0.94%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3160 (35.44%) SQL Server
2 692 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 638 (7.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 496 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 437 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 364 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 338 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 329 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
9 256 (2.87%) Relational Database
10 183 (2.05%) MySQL
11 178 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 118 (1.32%) MS Access
13 100 (1.12%) RDBMS
14 94 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 90 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
16 87 (0.98%) OLAP
17 85 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
18 77 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 64 (0.72%) RavenDB
20 61 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 585 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 464 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 311 (3.49%) NUnit
4 215 (2.41%) Rhino Mocks
5 155 (1.74%) Git (software)
6 140 (1.57%) Selenium
7 117 (1.31%) Moq
8 112 (1.26%) Subversion
9 109 (1.22%) JIRA
10 82 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 75 (0.84%) ReSharper
12 74 (0.83%) Cucumber
13 67 (0.75%) MSTest
14 66 (0.74%) TeamCity
15 62 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
16 58 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
17 55 (0.62%) NCrunch
17 55 (0.62%) WATIR
18 46 (0.52%) Jenkins
19 34 (0.38%) Eclipse
General
1 1342 (15.05%) Finance
2 427 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 366 (4.10%) Retail
4 353 (3.96%) Marketing
5 174 (1.95%) Back Office
6 172 (1.93%) Advertising
7 122 (1.37%) German Language
8 121 (1.36%) Banking
9 114 (1.28%) Legal
10 108 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 85 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 79 (0.89%) French Language
13 57 (0.64%) Front Office
14 52 (0.58%) Electronics
15 48 (0.54%) Games
16 40 (0.45%) Publishing
17 38 (0.43%) Automotive
18 37 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 37 (0.41%) Dutch Language
19 31 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 2377 (26.66%) Developer
2 1484 (16.64%) Analyst
3 985 (11.05%) .NET Developer
4 758 (8.50%) Support Engineer
5 738 (8.28%) Consultant
6 616 (6.91%) C# Developer
7 590 (6.62%) Support Analyst
8 521 (5.84%) Software Developer
9 418 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 406 (4.55%) Architect
11 388 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 379 (4.25%) Administrator
13 305 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
14 297 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
15 286 (3.21%) IT Support
16 271 (3.04%) Technical Support
17 265 (2.97%) DBA
18 263 (2.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 262 (2.94%) Software Engineer
20 261 (2.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2739 (30.72%) .NET
2 1857 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 1501 (16.83%) HTML
4 1067 (11.97%) CSS
5 804 (9.02%) Web Services
6 782 (8.77%) jQuery
7 760 (8.52%) XML
8 715 (8.02%) WCF
9 699 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 663 (7.44%) .NET Framework
11 389 (4.36%) HTML5
12 359 (4.03%) Ajax
13 290 (3.25%) WPF
14 289 (3.24%) SOAP
15 222 (2.49%) WinForms
16 208 (2.33%) LINQ
17 206 (2.31%) CSS3
18 204 (2.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 198 (2.22%) XSLT
20 174 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 521 (5.84%) Computer Science
2 272 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 246 (2.76%) Mathematics
4 236 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 231 (2.59%) Clustering
6 198 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 184 (2.06%) Replication
8 159 (1.78%) Open Source
9 124 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 115 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 110 (1.23%) Statistics
12 96 (1.08%) N-Tier
13 94 (1.05%) PKI
14 77 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 77 (0.86%) Thin Client
15 62 (0.70%) Visualisation
16 61 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
17 59 (0.66%) NHS
17 59 (0.66%) Social Media
18 57 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3643 (40.85%) Windows
2 1163 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 804 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 717 (8.04%) Windows 7
5 700 (7.85%) Linux
6 591 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 429 (4.81%) Windows XP
8 385 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 330 (3.70%) UNIX
10 147 (1.65%) Android
11 135 (1.51%) Windows Vista
12 131 (1.47%) Apple iOS
13 128 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 87 (0.98%) Solaris
15 74 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
16 71 (0.80%) Mac OS X
17 46 (0.52%) Windows Phone
18 43 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 35 (0.39%) Mac OS
20 34 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1140 (12.78%) ITIL
2 1102 (12.36%) MVC
3 930 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
4 629 (7.05%) Project Management
5 608 (6.82%) TDD
6 592 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
7 578 (6.48%) CRM
8 568 (6.37%) Software Engineering
9 540 (6.06%) Scrum
10 527 (5.91%) OO
11 400 (4.49%) PRINCE2
12 367 (4.12%) Service Delivery
13 322 (3.61%) Migration
14 298 (3.34%) E-Commerce
15 284 (3.18%) Service Management
16 273 (3.06%) Workflow
17 269 (3.02%) ERP
18 251 (2.81%) Change Management
19 248 (2.78%) Unit Testing
20 247 (2.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2779 (31.17%) SQL
2 2371 (26.59%) C#
3 1450 (16.26%) JavaScript
4 682 (7.65%) T-SQL
5 537 (6.02%) VB.NET
6 397 (4.45%) Java
7 326 (3.66%) C++
8 313 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 231 (2.59%) VB
10 191 (2.14%) PHP
11 177 (1.98%) C
12 101 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 100 (1.12%) VBScript
14 95 (1.07%) Ruby
15 80 (0.90%) Python
16 79 (0.89%) Perl
17 73 (0.82%) Bash Shell
18 70 (0.79%) Objective-C
19 68 (0.76%) VBA
20 62 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1433 (16.07%) Degree
2 1358 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 737 (8.27%) Security Cleared
4 648 (7.27%) MCSE
5 553 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 440 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
7 426 (4.78%) MCITP
8 374 (4.19%) MCP
9 321 (3.60%) CCNA
10 248 (2.78%) MCSA
11 220 (2.47%) DV Cleared
12 185 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 183 (2.05%) ISEB
14 181 (2.03%) MCTS
15 160 (1.79%) CCNP
16 141 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
17 94 (1.05%) CISSP
18 88 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
18 88 (0.99%) ISTQB
19 87 (0.98%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (6.07%) SLA
2 265 (2.97%) QA
3 183 (2.05%) ISO 9001
4 113 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 87 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.28%) COBIT
7 19 (0.21%) WCAG
7 19 (0.21%) WAI
8 12 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.11%) GAMP
10 9 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.10%) HL7
11 8 (0.090%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.056%) COSO
13 2 (0.022%) P3O
13 2 (0.022%) DICOM
13 2 (0.022%) TickIT
13 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.022%) BS7799
14 1 (0.011%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 1733 (19.43%) Active Directory
2 1063 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 618 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 259 (2.90%) XenApp
5 224 (2.51%) vSphere
6 159 (1.78%) VMware ESX
6 159 (1.78%) XenDesktop
7 120 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 87 (0.98%) Terminal Services
9 80 (0.90%) XenServer
10 67 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 64 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 63 (0.71%) ISA Server
13 51 (0.57%) UAG
14 45 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
15 44 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
15 44 (0.49%) IMail Server
16 41 (0.46%) Terminal Server
17 32 (0.36%) vCloud
18 31 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 336 (3.77%) SCCM
2 159 (1.78%) SCOM
3 133 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 121 (1.36%) NetBackup
5 87 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 80 (0.90%) WSUS
7 73 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 63 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 56 (0.63%) SCVMM
10 48 (0.54%) Data Guard
11 46 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
12 40 (0.45%) Tivoli
13 32 (0.36%) SCSM
14 30 (0.34%) HP SIM
15 20 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 18 (0.20%) ARCserve
17 17 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 17 (0.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 15 (0.17%) Legato
18 15 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1497 (16.79%) VMware
2 877 (9.84%) Citrix
3 822 (9.22%) Cisco
4 691 (7.75%) Oracle
5 557 (6.25%) HP
6 273 (3.06%) SAP
7 209 (2.34%) Symantec
8 204 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 197 (2.21%) IBM
10 166 (1.86%) Dell
11 148 (1.66%) EMC
12 146 (1.64%) NetApp
13 142 (1.59%) Adobe
14 133 (1.49%) Juniper
15 123 (1.38%) Apple
16 113 (1.27%) Google
17 109 (1.22%) CheckPoint
18 105 (1.18%) Fujitsu
19 79 (0.89%) Avaya
20 76 (0.85%) Veritas
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus & full benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Whitstable, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24 - £26 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Senior level salary reflective of the role
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum 5% cash/benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum (£30-35,000 OTE Uncapped) + Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £On application + good benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60-70k+9%Bonus+Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Car allowance, pension, healthcare
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago