The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4614 4281 4364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.97% 18.74% 17.77%
As % of the Vendors category 39.30% 36.26% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3809 3706 3895
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11740 11808 11929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 48.26% 51.69% 48.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9219 9557 10150
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 1168 £45,000 +12.50% 130
Surrey +1 1080 £40,000 - 110
Hampshire -1 675 £35,000 -12.50% 99
Buckinghamshire +5 574 £40,000 +3.89% 47
Oxfordshire -1 385 £37,500 +5.63% 55
Kent -2 300 £40,000 - 42
West Sussex +6 288 £40,000 - 26
East Sussex -9 99 £36,000 -4.63% 13
Middlesex +2 65 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Thames Valley +3 9 £110,000 +137.83%
Isle of Wight +4 5 £32,500 -0.63% 1
M4 Corridor +5 4 £26,000 -30.66%
Home Counties -7 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Sussex -11 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3413 (41.40%) Windows
2 3347 (40.60%) MS Excel
3 2845 (34.51%) SQL Server
4 2688 (32.61%) SQL
5 2639 (32.02%) .NET
6 2251 (27.31%) C#
7 1656 (20.09%) ASP.NET
8 1613 (19.57%) Active Directory
9 1396 (16.94%) VMware
10 1303 (15.81%) Degree
11 1300 (15.77%) HTML
12 1293 (15.69%) MS Office
13 1279 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 1231 (14.93%) Finance
15 1199 (14.55%) JavaScript
16 1181 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 1163 (14.11%) MS Exchange
18 1080 (13.10%) ITIL
19 967 (11.73%) SharePoint
20 946 (11.48%) MVC
21 935 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
22 925 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
23 913 (11.08%) CSS
24 811 (9.84%) Cisco
25 797 (9.67%) SQL Server 2008
26 796 (9.66%) Citrix
27 792 (9.61%) Firewall
28 747 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
29 739 (8.97%) XML
30 719 (8.72%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1163 (14.11%) MS Exchange
2 967 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 583 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 542 (6.58%) IIS
5 392 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 364 (4.42%) Lync
7 307 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 181 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 171 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 164 (1.99%) CMS
11 148 (1.80%) Apache
12 139 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
13 117 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
13 117 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 90 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 72 (0.87%) IBM Notes
16 65 (0.79%) Tomcat
17 63 (0.76%) WebSphere
18 48 (0.58%) SAS
19 45 (0.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3347 (40.60%) MS Excel
2 1293 (15.69%) MS Office
3 260 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 235 (2.85%) MS Project
5 143 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 42 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 37 (0.45%) InfoPath
8 21 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 20 (0.24%) RoboHelp
10 18 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.19%) InDesign
12 11 (0.13%) PageMaker
12 11 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
12 11 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 10 (0.12%) FrameMaker
14 8 (0.097%) SPSS
14 8 (0.097%) PowerPivot
14 8 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 335 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 117 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 50 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 29 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 27 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 25 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.13%) Magento
10 8 (0.097%) Maximo
11 7 (0.085%) WebTrends
11 7 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (0.073%) Sage 200
12 6 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.073%) SAP HR
12 6 (0.073%) Oracle CRM
12 6 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.073%) SAP Business One
12 6 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 5 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 192 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (1.94%) SaaS
3 156 (1.89%) Office 365
4 53 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.23%) IaaS
7 15 (0.18%) PaaS
8 10 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (0.097%) Route 53
10 6 (0.073%) Taleo
11 5 (0.061%) Heroku
12 4 (0.049%) GitHub
13 3 (0.036%) Basecamp
14 2 (0.024%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.024%) Force.com
15 1 (0.012%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 792 (9.61%) Firewall
2 599 (7.27%) DNS
3 558 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 428 (5.19%) LAN
5 423 (5.13%) WAN
6 418 (5.07%) Internet
7 388 (4.71%) SAN
8 364 (4.42%) DHCP
9 351 (4.26%) VPN
10 194 (2.35%) VoIP
11 170 (2.06%) Wireless
12 120 (1.46%) Network Security
13 102 (1.24%) VLAN
14 97 (1.18%) FTP
15 93 (1.13%) HTTP
15 93 (1.13%) Unified Communications
16 92 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
17 84 (1.02%) IP Telephony
18 77 (0.93%) LDAP
19 75 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2845 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 797 (9.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 542 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 464 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 443 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 397 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 319 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
8 311 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 240 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 192 (2.33%) MySQL
11 118 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 115 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 101 (1.23%) MS Access
14 86 (1.04%) OLAP
15 81 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 61 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
16 61 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
17 56 (0.68%) DB2
18 47 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
19 39 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 558 (6.77%) Visual Studio
2 310 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 123 (1.49%) Selenium
4 117 (1.42%) NUnit
5 92 (1.12%) Subversion
6 89 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 85 (1.03%) JIRA
8 70 (0.85%) Git (software)
9 64 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
10 45 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
11 40 (0.49%) Jenkins
12 34 (0.41%) Moq
13 33 (0.40%) MSTest
14 30 (0.36%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.35%) MSI
16 28 (0.34%) Xcode
17 27 (0.33%) WebDriver
17 27 (0.33%) TestComplete
17 27 (0.33%) VTune
18 26 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1231 (14.93%) Finance
2 441 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 347 (4.21%) Marketing
4 336 (4.08%) Retail
5 152 (1.84%) Banking
6 103 (1.25%) Advertising
7 99 (1.20%) Back Office
8 95 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 89 (1.08%) German Language
10 81 (0.98%) Legal
11 79 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 60 (0.73%) French Language
13 54 (0.66%) Electronics
14 51 (0.62%) Automotive
15 41 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 35 (0.42%) Publishing
17 32 (0.39%) Billing
18 31 (0.38%) Law
19 24 (0.29%) Games
20 23 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2281 (27.67%) Developer
2 1248 (15.14%) Analyst
3 896 (10.87%) .NET Developer
4 651 (7.90%) Consultant
5 643 (7.80%) Support Engineer
6 590 (7.16%) C# Developer
7 480 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 453 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 447 (5.42%) Architect
10 395 (4.79%) Software Developer
11 362 (4.39%) Senior Developer
12 342 (4.15%) Administrator
13 324 (3.93%) ASP.NET Developer
14 282 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 267 (3.24%) IT Support
16 259 (3.14%) Software Engineer
17 256 (3.11%) Team Leader
18 243 (2.95%) Technical Support
19 238 (2.89%) Web Developer
19 238 (2.89%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2639 (32.02%) .NET
2 1656 (20.09%) ASP.NET
3 1300 (15.77%) HTML
4 913 (11.08%) CSS
5 739 (8.97%) XML
6 719 (8.72%) WCF
7 717 (8.70%) Web Services
8 716 (8.69%) jQuery
9 685 (8.31%) .NET Framework
10 544 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 375 (4.55%) HTML5
12 358 (4.34%) Ajax
13 344 (4.17%) WPF
14 265 (3.21%) WinForms
15 223 (2.71%) SOAP
16 193 (2.34%) XSLT
17 192 (2.33%) CSS3
18 165 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 165 (2.00%) LINQ
19 157 (1.90%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 402 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 251 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 232 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 204 (2.47%) Clustering
5 154 (1.87%) Mathematics
6 149 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 138 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 121 (1.47%) Open Source
9 120 (1.46%) Replication
10 118 (1.43%) N-Tier
11 100 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 94 (1.14%) Statistics
13 85 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 85 (1.03%) Thin Client
14 74 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
15 69 (0.84%) Blog
16 66 (0.80%) Tandem
17 65 (0.79%) NHS
18 63 (0.76%) Social Media
19 58 (0.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3413 (41.40%) Windows
2 1181 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 925 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 690 (8.37%) Linux
5 555 (6.73%) Windows 7
6 456 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 448 (5.43%) Windows XP
8 367 (4.45%) UNIX
9 236 (2.86%) Windows 8
10 172 (2.09%) Android
11 152 (1.84%) Apple iOS
12 114 (1.38%) Windows Vista
13 109 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 86 (1.04%) Solaris
15 81 (0.98%) Windows 2000
16 64 (0.78%) CentOS
17 47 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
18 44 (0.53%) Windows Phone
19 42 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
20 38 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1080 (13.10%) ITIL
2 946 (11.48%) MVC
3 747 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
4 643 (7.80%) Project Management
5 569 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 535 (6.49%) CRM
7 531 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
8 483 (5.86%) Scrum
9 480 (5.82%) TDD
10 425 (5.16%) OO
11 338 (4.10%) Service Delivery
12 303 (3.68%) PRINCE2
13 276 (3.35%) Migration
14 255 (3.09%) Service Management
15 246 (2.98%) Web Development
16 234 (2.84%) ETL
17 231 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 219 (2.66%) Time Management
19 210 (2.55%) Workflow
20 199 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2688 (32.61%) SQL
2 2251 (27.31%) C#
3 1199 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 630 (7.64%) T-SQL
5 493 (5.98%) VB.NET
6 376 (4.56%) C++
7 370 (4.49%) Java
8 256 (3.11%) PowerShell
9 223 (2.71%) PHP
10 191 (2.32%) VB
11 159 (1.93%) C
12 113 (1.37%) Python
13 112 (1.36%) VBA
14 85 (1.03%) Perl
15 79 (0.96%) PL/SQL
16 55 (0.67%) VBScript
17 54 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 54 (0.66%) Objective-C
18 45 (0.55%) VB6
18 45 (0.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1303 (15.81%) Degree
2 1279 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 646 (7.84%) MCSE
4 605 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 417 (5.06%) MCP
6 413 (5.01%) SC Cleared
7 405 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
8 369 (4.48%) MCITP
9 277 (3.36%) CCNA
10 273 (3.31%) MCSA
11 183 (2.22%) DV Cleared
12 182 (2.21%) MCTS
13 165 (2.00%) CCNP
14 137 (1.66%) ISEB
15 129 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 115 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
17 91 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
18 83 (1.01%) ISTQB
19 71 (0.86%) CCA
20 60 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 485 (5.88%) SLA
2 243 (2.95%) QA
3 150 (1.82%) ISO 9001
4 110 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 60 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 17 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.15%) COBIT
10 11 (0.13%) WCAG
10 11 (0.13%) WAI
11 10 (0.12%) GAMP
12 7 (0.085%) HL7
13 4 (0.049%) TickIT
13 4 (0.049%) BS7799
13 4 (0.049%) GPG13
14 3 (0.036%) DICOM
15 2 (0.024%) HMG Infosec
15 2 (0.024%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.024%) P3O
System Software
1 1613 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 935 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 494 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 268 (3.25%) XenApp
5 254 (3.08%) vSphere
6 145 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 142 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 135 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 114 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 67 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 53 (0.64%) Xen
12 49 (0.59%) XenServer
13 33 (0.40%) UAG
14 32 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
14 32 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 26 (0.32%) ISA Server
16 25 (0.30%) Terminal Server
17 15 (0.18%) vCloud
18 13 (0.16%) KVM
19 12 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 311 (3.77%) SCCM
2 197 (2.39%) SCOM
3 132 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 111 (1.35%) WSUS
5 78 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 46 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 46 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 39 (0.47%) ARCserve
8 38 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 37 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 36 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 34 (0.41%) HP SIM
11 34 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
11 34 (0.41%) Legato
12 32 (0.39%) Plesk
13 29 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 22 (0.27%) Tivoli
15 21 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
15 21 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 21 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1396 (16.94%) VMware
2 811 (9.84%) Cisco
3 796 (9.66%) Citrix
4 638 (7.74%) Oracle
5 518 (6.28%) HP
6 295 (3.58%) SAP
7 187 (2.27%) Symantec
8 176 (2.14%) NetApp
9 172 (2.09%) IBM
10 161 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 128 (1.55%) Juniper
12 123 (1.49%) EMC
13 122 (1.48%) Apple
14 115 (1.40%) Dell
15 110 (1.33%) CheckPoint
16 109 (1.32%) Remedy
17 105 (1.27%) Adobe
17 105 (1.27%) Google
18 90 (1.09%) Business Objects
19 89 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + pension, BUPA, bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £25000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Edge Recruit Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 35,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension, 25 days holiday, Health Car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
McAfee
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Cognitive Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefitis
Posted: 14 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wiggle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago