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 West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 July 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 West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1058 935 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.32% 17.85% 17.66%
As % of the Vendors category 40.51% 39.79% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 921 812 881
Average salary £35,625 £35,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2612 2350 2464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 42.77% 44.86% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2076 1977 2121
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £51,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
Bristol -3 238 £37,500 - 49
Wiltshire +5 213 £35,750 -0.69% 33
Gloucestershire 0 202 £37,000 +5.71% 26
Dorset -7 162 £35,000 - 26
Somerset -7 125 £36,500 +15.87% 26
Devon +15 96 £32,750 +11.01% 15
Cornwall -2 5 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 884 (44.92%) MS Excel
2 879 (44.66%) Windows
3 759 (38.57%) SQL Server
4 615 (31.25%) .NET
5 567 (28.81%) SQL
6 554 (28.15%) C#
7 428 (21.75%) ASP.NET
8 425 (21.60%) Active Directory
9 324 (16.46%) MS Office
10 295 (14.99%) VMware
11 288 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 287 (14.58%) MVC
13 286 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 284 (14.43%) Finance
15 282 (14.33%) MS Exchange
16 251 (12.75%) SharePoint
17 246 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 235 (11.94%) HTML
19 216 (10.98%) ITIL
20 214 (10.87%) Degree
21 205 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
22 202 (10.26%) IIS
23 201 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
24 186 (9.45%) Citrix
25 181 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
26 179 (9.10%) CSS
27 175 (8.89%) .NET Framework
28 173 (8.79%) Firewall
29 168 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
29 168 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 282 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 251 (12.75%) SharePoint
3 202 (10.26%) IIS
4 136 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 108 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
6 67 (3.40%) Commerce Server
7 59 (3.00%) Lync
7 59 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 57 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 55 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 45 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 37 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
12 27 (1.37%) CMS
13 25 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 22 (1.12%) Umbraco
15 18 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
16 15 (0.76%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.61%) Apache
18 11 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
18 11 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 884 (44.92%) MS Excel
2 324 (16.46%) MS Office
3 69 (3.51%) MS Project
4 60 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 59 (3.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.10%) SPSS
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.051%) InDesign
11 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 72 (3.66%) Dynamics AX
2 66 (3.35%) Fredhopper
3 62 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.91%) SAP MDM
5 14 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.71%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.25%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.20%) GoldMine
9 4 (0.20%) Exchequer
9 4 (0.20%) INSURE/90
10 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.10%) Sage 1000
11 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.10%) Lawson
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.10%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.44%) Office 365
2 34 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.91%) SaaS
4 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.10%) PaaS
5 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 173 (8.79%) Firewall
2 164 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 158 (8.03%) DNS
4 142 (7.22%) Internet
5 124 (6.30%) LAN
6 115 (5.84%) DHCP
7 105 (5.34%) SAN
8 104 (5.28%) WAN
9 69 (3.51%) VPN
10 39 (1.98%) SMTP
11 33 (1.68%) Intranet
11 33 (1.68%) Wireless
12 25 (1.27%) FTP
13 20 (1.02%) SSL
14 19 (0.97%) Ethernet
14 19 (0.97%) Network Security
14 19 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
15 18 (0.91%) VoIP
16 14 (0.71%) HTTP
17 13 (0.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 759 (38.57%) SQL Server
2 181 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 168 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 68 (3.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (3.20%) Relational Database
8 59 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 59 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (2.08%) MySQL
10 34 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
11 28 (1.42%) MS Access
12 27 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 18 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
14 16 (0.81%) Big Data
14 16 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.76%) OLAP
16 13 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
17 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 114 (5.79%) Visual Studio
2 71 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (2.08%) NUnit
4 38 (1.93%) Moq
5 37 (1.88%) MSTest
5 37 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
6 18 (0.91%) Subversion
7 14 (0.71%) MSBuild
8 13 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (0.51%) Selenium
9 10 (0.51%) MSI
10 8 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.20%) JIRA
11 4 (0.20%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.20%) GDB
12 2 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.10%) MorphX
12 2 (0.10%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 284 (14.43%) Finance
2 102 (5.18%) Marketing
3 97 (4.93%) Retail
4 84 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 65 (3.30%) Legal
6 49 (2.49%) Advertising
7 34 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.47%) Law
9 28 (1.42%) Military
10 26 (1.32%) Banking
11 20 (1.02%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.91%) Back Office
13 17 (0.86%) Electronics
14 11 (0.56%) Games
15 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.36%) Automotive
16 7 (0.36%) French Language
16 7 (0.36%) German Language
16 7 (0.36%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 564 (28.66%) Developer
2 369 (18.75%) Analyst
3 237 (12.04%) .NET Developer
4 150 (7.62%) Support Engineer
5 135 (6.86%) Consultant
6 120 (6.10%) Architect
6 120 (6.10%) C# Developer
7 107 (5.44%) Support Analyst
8 85 (4.32%) Software Developer
9 80 (4.07%) Senior Developer
9 80 (4.07%) IT Support
10 77 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
11 73 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 71 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
12 71 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 64 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 61 (3.10%) Administrator
15 59 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 55 (2.79%) Business Analyst
17 54 (2.74%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (31.25%) .NET
2 428 (21.75%) ASP.NET
3 235 (11.94%) HTML
4 205 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 179 (9.10%) CSS
6 175 (8.89%) .NET Framework
7 166 (8.43%) jQuery
8 146 (7.42%) WCF
8 146 (7.42%) XML
9 145 (7.37%) Web Services
10 93 (4.73%) WPF
11 57 (2.90%) Ajax
12 54 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 48 (2.44%) WinForms
13 48 (2.44%) COM
14 46 (2.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 43 (2.18%) Razor View Engine
16 42 (2.13%) JSON
17 40 (2.03%) SOAP
18 39 (1.98%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.27%) Management Information System
2 76 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 53 (2.69%) Blackberry
4 38 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 37 (1.88%) Inversion of Control
6 34 (1.73%) Clustering
7 33 (1.68%) PKI
8 32 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.52%) Mathematics
10 27 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 27 (1.37%) Data Integration
11 25 (1.27%) iPhone
12 20 (1.02%) Fat Client
12 20 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 20 (1.02%) Statistics
13 18 (0.91%) PDA
13 18 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.91%) Digital Media
14 15 (0.76%) Reference Data
15 14 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 879 (44.66%) Windows
2 286 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 168 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 166 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 140 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 132 (6.71%) Windows XP
6 132 (6.71%) Linux
7 118 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 63 (3.20%) UNIX
8 63 (3.20%) Windows Vista
9 52 (2.64%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.47%) Android
11 23 (1.17%) Windows 2000
12 20 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 16 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.71%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.61%) AIX
15 12 (0.61%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.56%) CentOS
17 7 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (14.58%) MVC
2 216 (10.98%) ITIL
3 154 (7.83%) Project Management
4 121 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (5.44%) OO
6 101 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 97 (4.93%) Software Engineering
8 95 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
9 94 (4.78%) CRM
10 92 (4.67%) Scrum
11 86 (4.37%) TDD
12 85 (4.32%) Time Management
13 79 (4.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 71 (3.61%) Service Delivery
15 66 (3.35%) Service Management
16 64 (3.25%) PRINCE2
17 63 (3.20%) ERP
18 61 (3.10%) Change Control
19 59 (3.00%) Web Development
20 56 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 567 (28.81%) SQL
2 554 (28.15%) C#
3 246 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 159 (8.08%) T-SQL
5 152 (7.72%) Java
6 111 (5.64%) VB.NET
7 81 (4.12%) C++
8 58 (2.95%) VB
9 55 (2.79%) C
10 53 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 33 (1.68%) Python
12 31 (1.58%) PHP
13 30 (1.52%) VB6
14 22 (1.12%) XPath
15 21 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.02%) XQuery
17 18 (0.91%) Ruby
18 16 (0.81%) VBA
19 15 (0.76%) Shell Script
20 13 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 288 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (10.87%) Degree
3 143 (7.27%) MCP
4 134 (6.81%) Security Cleared
5 93 (4.73%) MCSE
6 83 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 73 (3.71%) MCTS
8 57 (2.90%) MCITP
9 50 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (2.44%) MCSD
11 43 (2.18%) MCSA
12 37 (1.88%) MCAD
13 23 (1.17%) ISEB
14 22 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (1.12%) DV Cleared
15 21 (1.07%) CCA
15 21 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.81%) HND
18 15 (0.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.08%) SLA
2 54 (2.74%) QA
3 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) COBIT
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 425 (21.60%) Active Directory
2 201 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (6.20%) Hyper-V
4 54 (2.74%) vSphere
5 49 (2.49%) VMware ESX
6 34 (1.73%) XenApp
7 29 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 16 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.51%) Squid
11 10 (0.51%) qmail
12 9 (0.46%) XenServer
12 9 (0.46%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.36%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.30%) MetaFrame
14 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 76 (3.86%) SCCM
2 50 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 43 (2.18%) Backup Exec
4 37 (1.88%) SCOM
5 31 (1.58%) WSUS
6 24 (1.22%) Nagios
7 15 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 13 (0.66%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.61%) SCOrch
10 11 (0.56%) ARCserve
11 10 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 9 (0.46%) SAP Afaria
12 9 (0.46%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.41%) logstash
13 8 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
15 4 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 295 (14.99%) VMware
2 186 (9.45%) Citrix
3 131 (6.66%) Oracle
4 130 (6.61%) Cisco
5 113 (5.74%) HP
6 68 (3.46%) EPiServer
7 66 (3.35%) hybris
8 64 (3.25%) SAP
9 56 (2.85%) IBM
10 51 (2.59%) Dell
11 40 (2.03%) Apple
12 33 (1.68%) Symantec
13 28 (1.42%) NetApp
13 28 (1.42%) Avaya
14 27 (1.37%) EMC
15 23 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 22 (1.12%) Remedy
17 20 (1.02%) Juniper
18 19 (0.97%) ServiceNow
19 18 (0.91%) Sage
Wiltshire
Conspicuous
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 29 minutes ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + £5000 Car Allowance + Profit Share
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + bonus, pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £20800 per annum + 20% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Robert Half
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Badminton, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, Half day on a Friday!
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Salary: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago