The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 12 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1009 924 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.58% 16.99% 16.56%
As % of the Vendors category 37.58% 39.64% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 878 815 785
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2685 2331 2445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.12% 42.87% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2244 1988 2102
Average salary £37,500 £37,705 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.54% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the South West

Microsoft
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West 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
Bristol -4 230 £40,000 +6.66% 47
Wiltshire +8 214 £35,820 -1.86% 32
Dorset +2 206 £35,000 - 36
Gloucestershire 0 204 £35,250 +5.22% 20
Somerset +6 66 £37,500 +10.29% 15
Devon -6 63 £35,000 +45.83% 13
Cornwall -10 6 £22,500 +1.12% 4
Avon - 1 £36,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 875 (40.72%) Windows
2 802 (37.32%) MS Excel
3 753 (35.04%) SQL Server
4 689 (32.06%) .NET
5 675 (31.41%) SQL
6 591 (27.50%) C#
7 526 (24.48%) Active Directory
8 460 (21.41%) ASP.NET
9 422 (19.64%) MS Office
10 400 (18.61%) VMware
11 383 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 368 (17.12%) MS Exchange
13 356 (16.57%) JavaScript
14 338 (15.73%) HTML
15 337 (15.68%) ITIL
16 329 (15.31%) Finance
17 325 (15.12%) CSS
18 316 (14.70%) MVC
19 311 (14.47%) Citrix
20 304 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
21 291 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
22 279 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
23 241 (11.21%) Firewall
24 237 (11.03%) Degree
24 237 (11.03%) ASP.NET MVC
25 234 (10.89%) TCP/IP
26 225 (10.47%) Cisco
27 219 (10.19%) T-SQL
28 217 (10.10%) SharePoint
28 217 (10.10%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 368 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 217 (10.10%) SharePoint
3 195 (9.07%) IIS
4 139 (6.47%) Lync
5 122 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 78 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 54 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 43 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 31 (1.44%) CMS
10 31 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
12 21 (0.98%) Node.js
13 18 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.84%) Apache
14 17 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
15 16 (0.74%) WordPress
16 13 (0.60%) SAS
17 12 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 802 (37.32%) MS Excel
2 422 (19.64%) MS Office
3 70 (3.26%) MS Project
3 70 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
8 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.33%) SPSS
9 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.14%) InDesign
12 2 (0.093%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.093%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.047%) Revit
13 1 (0.047%) FastStats
13 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 59 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.74%) SAP CRM
4 12 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.51%) SAP SM
6 10 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.37%) Magento
8 7 (0.33%) Changepoint
9 5 (0.23%) Summit
10 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.093%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.093%) Visualfiles
13 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
13 1 (0.047%) SAP CO
13 1 (0.047%) SAP FI/CO
13 1 (0.047%) SAP FI
13 1 (0.047%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 1 (0.047%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 95 (4.42%) Office 365
2 49 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.12%) SaaS
4 8 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 241 (11.21%) Firewall
2 234 (10.89%) TCP/IP
3 165 (7.68%) DNS
4 157 (7.31%) LAN
5 151 (7.03%) WAN
6 144 (6.70%) DHCP
7 125 (5.82%) SAN
8 113 (5.26%) VPN
9 78 (3.63%) Internet
10 46 (2.14%) VoIP
10 46 (2.14%) Network Security
11 45 (2.09%) Wireless
12 42 (1.95%) VLAN
13 37 (1.72%) WLAN
14 36 (1.68%) NetScaler
15 29 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (1.26%) MPLS
17 26 (1.21%) SSL
18 23 (1.07%) Unified Communications
19 19 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 753 (35.04%) SQL Server
2 179 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 177 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 141 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 72 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 62 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 50 (2.33%) MySQL
10 38 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 35 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (0.98%) Oracle Database
13 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (0.65%) Big Data
14 14 (0.65%) OLAP
15 13 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (0.56%) NoSQL
17 10 (0.47%) MongoDB
17 10 (0.47%) DTS
18 9 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 170 (7.91%) Visual Studio
2 111 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (1.81%) NUnit
4 34 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
5 28 (1.30%) Subversion
6 26 (1.21%) Git (software)
7 18 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.79%) Moq
9 15 (0.70%) Log4Net
10 14 (0.65%) MSTest
11 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (0.60%) JIRA
12 10 (0.47%) MSI
13 9 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (0.37%) InstallShield
14 8 (0.37%) ClearQuest
14 8 (0.37%) Rational Performance Tester
14 8 (0.37%) GDB
14 8 (0.37%) WinDbg
General
1 329 (15.31%) Finance
2 50 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 50 (2.33%) Back Office
3 49 (2.28%) Legal
3 49 (2.28%) Retail
4 45 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.00%) Banking
6 41 (1.91%) Advertising
6 41 (1.91%) Aerospace
7 33 (1.54%) Marketing
8 29 (1.35%) Military
9 28 (1.30%) Law
10 13 (0.60%) Front Office
11 10 (0.47%) Games
12 9 (0.42%) Electronics
12 9 (0.42%) Automotive
12 9 (0.42%) Billing
12 9 (0.42%) German Language
13 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 597 (27.78%) Developer
2 327 (15.22%) Analyst
3 242 (11.26%) .NET Developer
4 199 (9.26%) Consultant
5 163 (7.58%) C# Developer
6 145 (6.75%) Support Engineer
7 142 (6.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 115 (5.35%) Support Analyst
9 111 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 97 (4.51%) Administrator
11 96 (4.47%) Software Developer
12 95 (4.42%) Senior Developer
13 93 (4.33%) ASP.NET Developer
14 89 (4.14%) IT Support
15 80 (3.72%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 79 (3.68%) Architect
17 70 (3.26%) DBA
18 65 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 62 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
20 59 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 689 (32.06%) .NET
2 460 (21.41%) ASP.NET
3 338 (15.73%) HTML
4 325 (15.12%) CSS
5 237 (11.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 217 (10.10%) .NET Framework
7 210 (9.77%) jQuery
8 156 (7.26%) WCF
9 137 (6.38%) Web Services
10 109 (5.07%) XML
11 108 (5.03%) Entity Framework
12 74 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 70 (3.26%) AngularJS
14 62 (2.89%) HTML5
15 59 (2.75%) LINQ
16 54 (2.51%) CSS3
17 50 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 46 (2.14%) Ajax
19 45 (2.09%) WPF
20 42 (1.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (3.54%) Clustering
3 64 (2.98%) Client/Server
4 59 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 50 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 39 (1.81%) Blackberry
8 31 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 31 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 30 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.30%) Open Source
11 27 (1.26%) Physics
12 25 (1.16%) N-Tier
13 24 (1.12%) Replication
14 21 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (0.84%) Visualisation
16 16 (0.74%) E-Learning
17 15 (0.70%) Chemistry
18 14 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 875 (40.72%) Windows
2 304 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 192 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 182 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 129 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 111 (5.17%) Linux
7 76 (3.54%) Windows 8
8 70 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 47 (2.19%) Windows Vista
10 43 (2.00%) UNIX
11 18 (0.84%) Android
12 14 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 11 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.37%) Solaris
15 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.23%) CentOS
16 5 (0.23%) AIX
17 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (15.68%) ITIL
2 316 (14.70%) MVC
3 291 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 185 (8.61%) Project Management
5 166 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
6 123 (5.72%) OO
7 119 (5.54%) CRM
8 117 (5.44%) Software Engineering
9 116 (5.40%) Time Management
10 108 (5.03%) Mentoring
11 102 (4.75%) Service Management
11 102 (4.75%) Migration
11 102 (4.75%) Scrum
12 94 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
13 89 (4.14%) PRINCE2
14 76 (3.54%) Service Delivery
15 73 (3.40%) Web Development
16 69 (3.21%) Configuration Management
16 69 (3.21%) Waterfall
17 67 (3.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 675 (31.41%) SQL
2 591 (27.50%) C#
3 356 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 219 (10.19%) T-SQL
5 114 (5.30%) Java
6 109 (5.07%) VB.NET
7 103 (4.79%) PowerShell
8 84 (3.91%) C++
9 68 (3.16%) C
10 43 (2.00%) PHP
11 39 (1.81%) Python
12 38 (1.77%) Perl
13 37 (1.72%) VB
14 22 (1.02%) Ruby
15 18 (0.84%) VBA
16 12 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.56%) VBScript
17 11 (0.51%) X++
18 9 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
18 9 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 383 (17.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 237 (11.03%) Degree
3 206 (9.59%) Security Cleared
4 165 (7.68%) MCSE
5 142 (6.61%) SC Cleared
6 110 (5.12%) MCP
7 109 (5.07%) MCSA
8 108 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 89 (4.14%) MCITP
10 78 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
11 73 (3.40%) Citrix Certification
12 64 (2.98%) CCA
13 56 (2.61%) CCNA
14 54 (2.51%) DV Cleared
15 43 (2.00%) MCSD
16 35 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
17 32 (1.49%) CCEA
18 31 (1.44%) CCEE
19 25 (1.16%) ISEB
20 22 (1.02%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.98%) SLA
2 44 (2.05%) QA
3 35 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.093%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 526 (24.48%) Active Directory
2 279 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 106 (4.93%) XenApp
5 91 (4.23%) vSphere
6 70 (3.26%) VMware ESX
7 63 (2.93%) XenDesktop
8 43 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 25 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (0.74%) vCloud
12 16 (0.74%) XenServer
13 14 (0.65%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.19%) NFS
14 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.14%) UAG
15 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.093%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 156 (7.26%) SCCM
2 101 (4.70%) SCOM
3 35 (1.63%) Backup Exec
4 34 (1.58%) SCVMM
5 30 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.02%) HP SIM
8 14 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 12 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (0.51%) WSUS
11 10 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.42%) OpenView
12 9 (0.42%) SCSM
13 6 (0.28%) SCDPM
13 6 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.23%) vMotion
14 5 (0.23%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 400 (18.61%) VMware
2 311 (14.47%) Citrix
3 225 (10.47%) Cisco
4 151 (7.03%) Oracle
5 102 (4.75%) HP
6 71 (3.30%) Dell
7 67 (3.12%) SAP
7 67 (3.12%) Symantec
8 49 (2.28%) EMC
8 49 (2.28%) IBM
8 49 (2.28%) Avaya
9 36 (1.68%) AppSense
10 32 (1.49%) Business Objects
11 31 (1.44%) Remedy
11 31 (1.44%) Sophos
11 31 (1.44%) CheckPoint
12 30 (1.40%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.12%) Apple
14 22 (1.02%) McAfee
15 20 (0.93%) Juniper
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
LA International
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wiltshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25k to £27k per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + ben
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus,car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, healthcare, car allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000 per annum + Pension& Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Maximise IT Solutions Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 40000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dorset
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car4k
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £27000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday