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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 937 1024 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.67% 16.83% 17.99%
As % of the Vendors category 36.28% 40.49% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 817 885 797
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 £22,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
2583 2529 2238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.19% 41.57% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2122 2015 1852
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 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Wiltshire +3 257 £35,000 - 47
Bristol -13 185 £37,500 - 60
Gloucestershire -3 181 £40,000 +8.10% 29
Dorset +6 144 £36,000 +12.50% 32
Devon -5 73 £30,500 -12.85% 13
Somerset -4 66 £35,000 - 19
Cornwall +11 22 £32,500 +9.70% 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 817 (43.78%) Windows
2 723 (38.75%) MS Excel
3 639 (34.24%) SQL Server
4 559 (29.96%) .NET
5 522 (27.97%) SQL
6 488 (26.15%) C#
7 421 (22.56%) VMware
8 404 (21.65%) Active Directory
9 359 (19.24%) ITIL
10 335 (17.95%) ASP.NET
11 332 (17.79%) MS Exchange
12 305 (16.35%) MS Office
13 303 (16.24%) HTML
14 301 (16.13%) JavaScript
14 301 (16.13%) Finance
14 301 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 283 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
15 283 (15.17%) MVC
16 281 (15.06%) CSS
17 266 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 253 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
19 250 (13.40%) Citrix
20 231 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 220 (11.79%) Security Cleared
22 194 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
23 190 (10.18%) .NET Framework
24 183 (9.81%) DNS
24 183 (9.81%) Degree
24 183 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
25 178 (9.54%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 332 (17.79%) MS Exchange
2 158 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 143 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 127 (6.81%) IIS
5 87 (4.66%) Lync
6 72 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 71 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 46 (2.47%) CMS
9 40 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
11 24 (1.29%) Node.js
12 21 (1.13%) SAS
12 21 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (1.07%) Apache
13 20 (1.07%) Umbraco
14 19 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
15 16 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.80%) WorkSite
17 14 (0.75%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 723 (38.75%) MS Excel
2 305 (16.35%) MS Office
3 54 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.77%) MS Project
5 30 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.38%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.21%) SPSS
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.054%) FastStats
10 1 (0.054%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 44 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.27%) Aareon QL
6 4 (0.21%) Magento
6 4 (0.21%) Maximo
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 3 (0.16%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.054%) Unica
9 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.054%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.054%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 84 (4.50%) Office 365
2 75 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.91%) SaaS
5 7 (0.38%) PaaS
6 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.21%) IaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.054%) Route 53
9 1 (0.054%) Yammer
9 1 (0.054%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.054%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.054%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 183 (9.81%) DNS
2 178 (9.54%) Firewall
3 159 (8.52%) TCP/IP
4 142 (7.61%) LAN
5 139 (7.45%) DHCP
6 135 (7.23%) SAN
7 131 (7.02%) WAN
8 78 (4.18%) Internet
9 73 (3.91%) VPN
10 53 (2.84%) Wireless
11 41 (2.20%) VoIP
12 37 (1.98%) SMTP
13 35 (1.88%) WLAN
13 35 (1.88%) Network Security
14 33 (1.77%) MPLS
15 28 (1.50%) SSL
16 24 (1.29%) FTP
17 22 (1.18%) HTTP
17 22 (1.18%) Unified Communications
18 17 (0.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 639 (34.24%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 107 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 69 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 66 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 53 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
8 50 (2.68%) MySQL
9 37 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 33 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 33 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (1.55%) Big Data
12 23 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
13 22 (1.18%) Data Mining
14 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (0.96%) MS Access
16 17 (0.91%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.70%) OLAP
18 10 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
19 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 159 (8.52%) Visual Studio
2 110 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.66%) Subversion
5 28 (1.50%) NUnit
6 21 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
7 19 (1.02%) ClearCase
8 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (0.64%) GDB
9 12 (0.64%) WinDbg
9 12 (0.64%) InstallShield
10 10 (0.54%) Moq
10 10 (0.54%) MSTest
11 9 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.48%) Selenium
12 8 (0.43%) JIRA
12 8 (0.43%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.38%) ReSharper
14 6 (0.32%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.32%) Yeoman
General
1 301 (16.13%) Finance
2 77 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.43%) Marketing
4 59 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 50 (2.68%) Military
6 43 (2.30%) Advertising
7 41 (2.20%) Banking
8 32 (1.71%) Retail
9 25 (1.34%) Legal
10 24 (1.29%) Back Office
11 23 (1.23%) Law
12 17 (0.91%) Aerospace
13 16 (0.86%) Electronics
14 9 (0.48%) Games
15 7 (0.38%) Local Government
16 6 (0.32%) Automotive
17 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.27%) French Language
17 5 (0.27%) German Language
18 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 484 (25.94%) Developer
2 325 (17.42%) Analyst
3 189 (10.13%) .NET Developer
4 140 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 129 (6.91%) Consultant
6 123 (6.59%) C# Developer
7 115 (6.16%) Support Analyst
8 95 (5.09%) Senior Developer
9 90 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 87 (4.66%) Software Developer
11 83 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 72 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 69 (3.70%) IT Support
14 57 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
14 57 (3.05%) Administrator
15 56 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
16 55 (2.95%) Architect
17 54 (2.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 54 (2.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 50 (2.68%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (29.96%) .NET
2 335 (17.95%) ASP.NET
3 303 (16.24%) HTML
4 281 (15.06%) CSS
5 190 (10.18%) .NET Framework
6 183 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 162 (8.68%) jQuery
8 124 (6.65%) WCF
9 122 (6.54%) Web Services
9 122 (6.54%) XML
10 115 (6.16%) HTML5
11 99 (5.31%) Entity Framework
12 80 (4.29%) CSS3
13 42 (2.25%) Middleware
13 42 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 41 (2.20%) SOAP
15 40 (2.14%) AngularJS
16 37 (1.98%) WPF
17 36 (1.93%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.22%) Computer Science
3 55 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 54 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.36%) Clustering
6 38 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.66%) Mathematics
8 28 (1.50%) CMDB
9 27 (1.45%) Blackberry
10 26 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 26 (1.39%) Fat Client
11 24 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.23%) Visualisation
13 21 (1.13%) Statistics
14 20 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.02%) iPad
15 19 (1.02%) PKI
15 19 (1.02%) GIS
16 16 (0.86%) Data Integration
17 15 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 817 (43.78%) Windows
2 301 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 253 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 163 (8.74%) Linux
6 126 (6.75%) Windows 7
7 71 (3.80%) Windows XP
8 68 (3.64%) Windows 8
9 54 (2.89%) UNIX
10 42 (2.25%) Android
11 38 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.82%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.71%) Windows Vista
14 25 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (0.80%) CentOS
16 12 (0.64%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.59%) Windows CE
18 10 (0.54%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
20 7 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (19.24%) ITIL
2 283 (15.17%) MVC
2 283 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (8.68%) Project Management
4 128 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
5 126 (6.75%) SDLC
6 123 (6.59%) Software Engineering
7 107 (5.73%) Scrum
8 97 (5.20%) OO
9 95 (5.09%) CRM
9 95 (5.09%) Service Delivery
10 94 (5.04%) Service Management
11 92 (4.93%) Time Management
12 82 (4.39%) Mentoring
13 75 (4.02%) PRINCE2
14 73 (3.91%) Migration
15 68 (3.64%) Waterfall
16 66 (3.54%) Change Control
16 66 (3.54%) TDD
16 66 (3.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 522 (27.97%) SQL
2 488 (26.15%) C#
3 301 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 111 (5.95%) T-SQL
5 97 (5.20%) Java
6 91 (4.88%) C
7 81 (4.34%) VB.NET
8 79 (4.23%) C++
9 62 (3.32%) PowerShell
10 33 (1.77%) VB
10 33 (1.77%) Python
11 25 (1.34%) Perl
11 25 (1.34%) PHP
12 24 (1.29%) Ruby
13 22 (1.18%) VBA
14 19 (1.02%) VBScript
15 12 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.64%) XPath
15 12 (0.64%) XQuery
16 9 (0.48%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 266 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 220 (11.79%) Security Cleared
3 183 (9.81%) Degree
4 133 (7.13%) MCSE
5 111 (5.95%) SC Cleared
6 102 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 94 (5.04%) MCSA
8 75 (4.02%) MCP
9 60 (3.22%) Citrix Certification
9 60 (3.22%) MCITP
10 57 (3.05%) DV Cleared
11 51 (2.73%) CCA
12 43 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (1.98%) CCNA
14 25 (1.34%) CCEA
14 25 (1.34%) CCEE
15 22 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 22 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.02%) ISEB
17 18 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.56%) SLA
2 53 (2.84%) QA
3 18 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.27%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.054%) TickIT
System Software
1 404 (21.65%) Active Directory
2 231 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 110 (5.89%) vSphere
5 97 (5.20%) XenApp
6 44 (2.36%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.34%) Terminal Services
8 22 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 21 (1.13%) BitLocker
10 17 (0.91%) XenServer
11 16 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.80%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.43%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.38%) vCloud
17 5 (0.27%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.16%) KVM
19 2 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 164 (8.79%) SCCM
2 105 (5.63%) SCOM
3 61 (3.27%) NetBackup
4 48 (2.57%) Backup Exec
5 37 (1.98%) WSUS
6 32 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (1.18%) HP SIM
8 19 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 16 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
10 13 (0.70%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.70%) Nagios
11 12 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.48%) Zenoss
12 9 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.43%) Puppet
14 7 (0.38%) Windows Intune
14 7 (0.38%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.27%) SCSM
16 4 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 421 (22.56%) VMware
2 250 (13.40%) Citrix
3 162 (8.68%) Oracle
4 150 (8.04%) Cisco
5 97 (5.20%) HP
6 89 (4.77%) Symantec
7 47 (2.52%) Dell
8 46 (2.47%) SAP
9 42 (2.25%) IBM
10 40 (2.14%) Avaya
11 36 (1.93%) EMC
11 36 (1.93%) Remedy
12 34 (1.82%) Sophos
13 27 (1.45%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.45%) NetApp
14 25 (1.34%) AppSense
15 22 (1.18%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.13%) Google
16 21 (1.13%) Apple
17 16 (0.86%) Juniper
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