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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 909 1056 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 17.18% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 35.16% 40.71% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 785 925 812
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
2585 2594 2341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.99% 42.21% 44.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2122 2067 1954
Average salary £39,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,000
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 July 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 July 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
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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
Wiltshire +1 242 £35,000 -4.10% 25
Gloucestershire +1 199 £39,000 +5.40% 20
Bristol -14 179 £37,750 +0.66% 69
Dorset +4 132 £35,000 +1.44% 28
Devon -6 71 £30,000 -14.28% 15
Somerset -2 67 £37,750 +7.85% 16
Cornwall -3 12 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 861 (44.98%) Windows
2 736 (38.45%) MS Excel
3 658 (34.38%) SQL Server
4 573 (29.94%) .NET
5 550 (28.74%) SQL
6 487 (25.44%) C#
7 446 (23.30%) Active Directory
8 427 (22.31%) VMware
9 357 (18.65%) ITIL
10 344 (17.97%) ASP.NET
11 340 (17.76%) MS Exchange
12 308 (16.09%) Finance
12 308 (16.09%) MS Office
13 294 (15.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 292 (15.26%) JavaScript
14 292 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 286 (14.94%) HTML
16 284 (14.84%) MVC
17 282 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
18 268 (14.00%) CSS
19 263 (13.74%) Citrix
20 247 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
21 239 (12.49%) Windows Server 2012
22 210 (10.97%) Security Cleared
23 203 (10.61%) .NET Framework
24 199 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
25 195 (10.19%) Degree
26 191 (9.98%) Firewall
27 187 (9.77%) TCP/IP
28 186 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 340 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 158 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 156 (8.15%) IIS
4 139 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 99 (5.17%) Lync
6 66 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 61 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (1.83%) CMS
8 35 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
10 24 (1.25%) Node.js
10 24 (1.25%) Apache
11 23 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (0.99%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.89%) WorkSite
15 16 (0.84%) SAS
16 14 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
17 13 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 736 (38.45%) MS Excel
2 308 (16.09%) MS Office
3 42 (2.19%) MS Project
3 42 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.26%) SPSS
6 5 (0.26%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.21%) Aareon QL
6 4 (0.21%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 3 (0.16%) Maximo
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
8 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.052%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.052%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.052%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 103 (5.38%) Office 365
2 67 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.15%) SaaS
5 6 (0.31%) PaaS
5 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.26%) IaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.052%) Route 53
9 1 (0.052%) Yammer
9 1 (0.052%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.052%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 191 (9.98%) Firewall
2 187 (9.77%) TCP/IP
3 183 (9.56%) DNS
4 144 (7.52%) LAN
5 141 (7.37%) DHCP
6 135 (7.05%) SAN
7 134 (7.00%) WAN
8 82 (4.28%) VPN
9 77 (4.02%) Internet
10 53 (2.77%) Wireless
11 48 (2.51%) VoIP
12 44 (2.30%) Network Security
13 38 (1.99%) WLAN
14 36 (1.88%) MPLS
15 35 (1.83%) SMTP
16 30 (1.57%) SSL
17 24 (1.25%) VLAN
18 23 (1.20%) Unified Communications
19 22 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (1.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 658 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 133 (6.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 124 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 75 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 61 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (2.82%) MySQL
9 42 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 35 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (1.67%) MongoDB
12 30 (1.57%) Big Data
13 25 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
14 22 (1.15%) Data Mining
15 21 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database
17 17 (0.89%) MS Access
18 13 (0.68%) OLAP
19 11 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
19 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 169 (8.83%) Visual Studio
2 110 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.99%) Subversion
5 36 (1.88%) NUnit
6 28 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
7 19 (0.99%) ClearCase
8 15 (0.78%) WinDbg
8 15 (0.78%) GDB
9 13 (0.68%) Moq
10 12 (0.63%) MSTest
10 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.52%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.52%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.52%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.47%) Log4Net
13 8 (0.42%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.37%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.37%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.37%) Jenkins
General
1 308 (16.09%) Finance
2 66 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 54 (2.82%) Marketing
4 53 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 50 (2.61%) Military
5 50 (2.61%) Banking
6 34 (1.78%) Advertising
7 29 (1.52%) Retail
8 27 (1.41%) Legal
9 23 (1.20%) Law
10 17 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.84%) Back Office
12 15 (0.78%) Electronics
13 10 (0.52%) Games
13 10 (0.52%) Local Government
14 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.42%) Automotive
16 7 (0.37%) German Language
17 5 (0.26%) French Language
17 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 495 (25.86%) Developer
2 320 (16.72%) Analyst
3 198 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 150 (7.84%) Support Engineer
5 147 (7.68%) Consultant
6 129 (6.74%) C# Developer
7 120 (6.27%) Support Analyst
8 100 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 93 (4.86%) Software Developer
10 88 (4.60%) Senior Developer
11 86 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 82 (4.28%) IT Support
13 63 (3.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 63 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
14 62 (3.24%) Software Engineer
14 62 (3.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 60 (3.13%) Architect
16 59 (3.08%) Administrator
16 59 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
17 56 (2.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (29.94%) .NET
2 344 (17.97%) ASP.NET
3 286 (14.94%) HTML
4 268 (14.00%) CSS
5 203 (10.61%) .NET Framework
6 186 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 160 (8.36%) jQuery
8 133 (6.95%) Web Services
9 129 (6.74%) WCF
10 112 (5.85%) Entity Framework
11 109 (5.69%) XML
12 93 (4.86%) HTML5
13 66 (3.45%) CSS3
14 47 (2.46%) LINQ
15 44 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 43 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 42 (2.19%) AngularJS
18 40 (2.09%) Middleware
19 37 (1.93%) JSON
20 36 (1.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 171 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 60 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.56%) Clustering
6 44 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 35 (1.83%) Mathematics
8 33 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 28 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.36%) Visualisation
10 26 (1.36%) Blackberry
11 23 (1.20%) CMDB
12 19 (0.99%) Statistics
12 19 (0.99%) PKI
13 17 (0.89%) GIS
14 16 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.78%) User Experience
15 15 (0.78%) iPad
15 15 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 861 (44.98%) Windows
2 292 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 239 (12.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 199 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 164 (8.57%) Linux
6 121 (6.32%) Windows 7
7 74 (3.87%) Windows 8
8 67 (3.50%) Windows XP
9 53 (2.77%) UNIX
10 36 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (1.83%) Android
12 32 (1.67%) Windows Vista
13 26 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.84%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.73%) CentOS
17 10 (0.52%) Windows CE
17 10 (0.52%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (18.65%) ITIL
2 284 (14.84%) MVC
3 282 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (7.73%) Project Management
5 133 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
6 129 (6.74%) SDLC
7 120 (6.27%) Software Engineering
8 107 (5.59%) Scrum
9 106 (5.54%) Time Management
10 103 (5.38%) Service Delivery
11 101 (5.28%) Service Management
11 101 (5.28%) OO
12 92 (4.81%) CRM
13 90 (4.70%) Mentoring
14 86 (4.49%) Migration
15 75 (3.92%) PRINCE2
16 67 (3.50%) Change Management
17 66 (3.45%) TDD
18 65 (3.40%) Configuration Management
18 65 (3.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 550 (28.74%) SQL
2 487 (25.44%) C#
3 292 (15.26%) JavaScript
4 128 (6.69%) T-SQL
5 103 (5.38%) Java
6 98 (5.12%) C
7 86 (4.49%) C++
8 84 (4.39%) PowerShell
9 80 (4.18%) VB.NET
10 41 (2.14%) Python
11 32 (1.67%) PHP
12 31 (1.62%) VB
13 30 (1.57%) Perl
14 23 (1.20%) Ruby
15 22 (1.15%) VBA
16 16 (0.84%) VBScript
17 10 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.42%) Delphi
18 8 (0.42%) XPath
18 8 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 294 (15.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (10.97%) Security Cleared
3 195 (10.19%) Degree
4 143 (7.47%) MCSE
5 106 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 102 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 101 (5.28%) MCSA
8 86 (4.49%) MCP
9 68 (3.55%) MCITP
10 60 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (3.03%) DV Cleared
12 54 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
13 49 (2.56%) CCA
13 49 (2.56%) CCNA
14 26 (1.36%) MCSD
15 20 (1.04%) CCEA
15 20 (1.04%) CCEE
16 18 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.89%) ISEB
18 15 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.48%) SLA
2 55 (2.87%) QA
3 26 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.26%) HL7
6 5 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 446 (23.30%) Active Directory
2 247 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (8.41%) Hyper-V
4 120 (6.27%) vSphere
5 98 (5.12%) XenApp
6 40 (2.09%) VMware ESX
7 30 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 25 (1.31%) BitLocker
9 23 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 19 (0.99%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.84%) XenServer
13 13 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.47%) vCloud
16 8 (0.42%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.26%) ISA Server
18 4 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
19 3 (0.16%) KVM
20 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 179 (9.35%) SCCM
2 100 (5.22%) SCOM
3 54 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 48 (2.51%) Backup Exec
5 35 (1.83%) WSUS
6 30 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (0.78%) SCVMM
7 15 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (0.73%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 12 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (0.57%) Nagios
11 9 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.42%) Windows Intune
12 8 (0.42%) Puppet
13 7 (0.37%) SCDPM
13 7 (0.37%) SCSM
13 7 (0.37%) Zenoss
13 7 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
14 4 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 427 (22.31%) VMware
2 263 (13.74%) Citrix
3 178 (9.30%) Cisco
4 159 (8.31%) Oracle
5 98 (5.12%) HP
6 83 (4.34%) Symantec
7 50 (2.61%) Dell
8 47 (2.46%) Avaya
8 47 (2.46%) IBM
9 41 (2.14%) SAP
10 37 (1.93%) Sophos
11 31 (1.62%) Remedy
12 29 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.41%) EMC
14 24 (1.25%) Apple
14 24 (1.25%) CheckPoint
15 22 (1.15%) NetApp
15 22 (1.15%) Juniper
16 20 (1.04%) AppSense
16 20 (1.04%) Google
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