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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1163 1135 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.34% 19.21% 18.09%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 42.32% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1024 984 921
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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
2843 2682 2550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.83% 45.39% 44.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2403 2220 2181
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Wiltshire +12 255 £38,000 +1.33% 30
Bristol -9 235 £37,500 - 73
Gloucestershire -3 234 £37,500 +10.29% 20
Dorset +2 211 £34,000 +4.61% 28
Somerset +4 109 £33,250 -12.50% 15
Devon -1 102 £31,250 +4.16% 9
Cornwall -6 4 £35,000 +94.44% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 909 (40.76%) MS Excel
2 884 (39.64%) Windows
3 786 (35.25%) SQL Server
4 672 (30.13%) .NET
5 641 (28.74%) SQL
6 596 (26.73%) C#
7 535 (23.99%) Active Directory
8 472 (21.17%) ASP.NET
9 401 (17.98%) MS Office
10 388 (17.40%) JavaScript
11 383 (17.17%) VMware
12 376 (16.86%) MS Exchange
13 358 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 345 (15.47%) HTML
15 323 (14.48%) ITIL
16 321 (14.39%) CSS
17 312 (13.99%) Finance
18 297 (13.32%) MVC
19 296 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
20 295 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
21 280 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 272 (12.20%) Citrix
23 250 (11.21%) SharePoint
24 243 (10.90%) jQuery
25 237 (10.63%) Degree
26 229 (10.27%) .NET Framework
27 221 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
28 213 (9.55%) Firewall
29 211 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 207 (9.28%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 376 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 250 (11.21%) SharePoint
3 165 (7.40%) IIS
4 134 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 131 (5.87%) Lync
6 84 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 70 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 69 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
9 56 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 54 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 47 (2.11%) CMS
13 45 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 36 (1.61%) Umbraco
15 31 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
16 26 (1.17%) Commerce Server
17 17 (0.76%) WordPress
18 15 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
19 13 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
20 11 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 909 (40.76%) MS Excel
2 401 (17.98%) MS Office
3 105 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (2.65%) MS Project
5 51 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
9 8 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.36%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.27%) FrameMaker
11 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.13%) SPSS
14 2 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.045%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.045%) Revit
15 1 (0.045%) FastStats
15 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 82 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.17%) Fredhopper
4 19 (0.85%) SAP CRM
5 15 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.63%) SAP SM
7 13 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.36%) Magento
10 7 (0.31%) SAP Business One
10 7 (0.31%) Changepoint
11 5 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
11 5 (0.22%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.18%) Summit
12 4 (0.18%) assyst
13 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
14 2 (0.090%) Sage 200
15 1 (0.045%) GoldMine
15 1 (0.045%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.87%) Office 365
2 33 (1.48%) SaaS
3 29 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.22%) IaaS
6 4 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 213 (9.55%) Firewall
2 190 (8.52%) TCP/IP
3 151 (6.77%) LAN
4 141 (6.32%) WAN
5 138 (6.19%) SAN
6 137 (6.14%) DNS
7 123 (5.52%) DHCP
8 121 (5.43%) Internet
9 111 (4.98%) VPN
10 45 (2.02%) WLAN
11 36 (1.61%) Wireless
12 35 (1.57%) VoIP
13 32 (1.43%) NAS
13 32 (1.43%) NetScaler
14 29 (1.30%) Network Security
15 27 (1.21%) VLAN
15 27 (1.21%) FTP
15 27 (1.21%) SSL
16 23 (1.03%) MPLS
17 22 (0.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (35.25%) SQL Server
2 211 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 198 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 146 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 107 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 74 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 73 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 72 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 61 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (2.24%) MySQL
11 38 (1.70%) MS Access
12 31 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 30 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 15 (0.67%) OLAP
16 13 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
19 8 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 146 (6.55%) Visual Studio
2 85 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.17%) NUnit
4 25 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 22 (0.99%) Moq
6 20 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
7 19 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (0.81%) JIRA
9 16 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (0.72%) Selenium
9 16 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.58%) MSTest
11 11 (0.49%) Subversion
12 10 (0.45%) Rational Performance Tester
13 6 (0.27%) ReSharper
13 6 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.27%) MSI
14 5 (0.22%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.22%) MorphX
14 5 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 312 (13.99%) Finance
2 90 (4.04%) Advertising
3 68 (3.05%) Retail
4 53 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.02%) Back Office
6 41 (1.84%) Banking
6 41 (1.84%) Marketing
7 38 (1.70%) Legal
8 35 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.43%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.35%) Games
11 20 (0.90%) Military
11 20 (0.90%) Law
12 16 (0.72%) Front Office
13 11 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.40%) French Language
15 8 (0.36%) Automotive
16 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.22%) Local Government
17 5 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 628 (28.16%) Developer
2 373 (16.73%) Analyst
3 239 (10.72%) .NET Developer
4 205 (9.19%) Consultant
5 159 (7.13%) C# Developer
6 158 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 114 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 106 (4.75%) Support Analyst
9 104 (4.66%) Software Developer
10 100 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 97 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 94 (4.22%) Senior Developer
13 92 (4.13%) Administrator
14 91 (4.08%) Architect
15 79 (3.54%) IT Support
16 65 (2.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 64 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support
18 62 (2.78%) Junior
19 59 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 58 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 672 (30.13%) .NET
2 472 (21.17%) ASP.NET
3 345 (15.47%) HTML
4 321 (14.39%) CSS
5 243 (10.90%) jQuery
6 229 (10.27%) .NET Framework
7 221 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 148 (6.64%) XML
9 128 (5.74%) Web Services
10 121 (5.43%) WCF
11 91 (4.08%) HTML5
12 80 (3.59%) CSS3
13 72 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 69 (3.09%) Ajax
15 51 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 43 (1.93%) AngularJS
17 42 (1.88%) WPF
18 39 (1.75%) LINQ
19 37 (1.66%) WinForms
20 35 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 163 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (3.72%) Clustering
3 74 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 66 (2.96%) Blackberry
5 50 (2.24%) Mathematics
6 42 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 40 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 38 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.35%) E-Learning
10 29 (1.30%) Replication
11 25 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.12%) Fat Client
12 22 (0.99%) Open Source
13 19 (0.85%) PKI
14 18 (0.81%) Graphic Design
15 17 (0.76%) User Experience
16 16 (0.72%) Statistics
17 15 (0.67%) EPoS
18 13 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 884 (39.64%) Windows
2 295 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 180 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 176 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (6.64%) Windows 7
6 131 (5.87%) Linux
7 86 (3.86%) Windows XP
8 73 (3.27%) Windows 8
9 43 (1.93%) Windows Vista
10 40 (1.79%) UNIX
11 18 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (0.63%) AIX
12 14 (0.63%) Android
13 13 (0.58%) Solaris
14 8 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.22%) CentOS
16 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (14.48%) ITIL
2 297 (13.32%) MVC
3 296 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (8.16%) Project Management
5 172 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
6 122 (5.47%) CRM
7 112 (5.02%) OO
8 106 (4.75%) Mentoring
9 102 (4.57%) Service Management
9 102 (4.57%) Software Engineering
10 101 (4.53%) Time Management
11 90 (4.04%) Scrum
12 87 (3.90%) PRINCE2
13 84 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 81 (3.63%) ERP
15 74 (3.32%) Change Control
16 73 (3.27%) Waterfall
17 72 (3.23%) Migration
18 71 (3.18%) Service Delivery
18 71 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 641 (28.74%) SQL
2 596 (26.73%) C#
3 388 (17.40%) JavaScript
4 205 (9.19%) T-SQL
5 110 (4.93%) VB.NET
6 109 (4.89%) Java
7 98 (4.39%) PowerShell
8 75 (3.36%) C++
9 64 (2.87%) VB
10 43 (1.93%) C
11 34 (1.52%) PHP
12 27 (1.21%) Perl
12 27 (1.21%) Python
13 26 (1.17%) VBA
14 20 (0.90%) Ruby
15 18 (0.81%) VBScript
16 15 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.67%) VB6
17 12 (0.54%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 358 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 237 (10.63%) Degree
3 202 (9.06%) Security Cleared
4 140 (6.28%) SC Cleared
5 138 (6.19%) MCP
6 135 (6.05%) MCSE
7 101 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 101 (4.53%) MCITP
8 76 (3.41%) MCSA
9 63 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
10 56 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
11 53 (2.38%) CCNA
12 48 (2.15%) CCA
13 41 (1.84%) DV Cleared
14 40 (1.79%) ISEB
15 37 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.43%) MCTS
17 31 (1.39%) MCSD
18 30 (1.35%) CCEA
19 29 (1.30%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (5.92%) SLA
2 48 (2.15%) QA
3 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.27%) ISO 14001
5 6 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 535 (23.99%) Active Directory
2 280 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (6.91%) Hyper-V
4 97 (4.35%) XenApp
5 75 (3.36%) VMware ESX
6 63 (2.83%) vSphere
7 52 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 38 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.70%) Terminal Services
9 28 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (0.76%) ISA Server
11 15 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 14 (0.63%) XenServer
13 12 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (0.54%) UAG
14 11 (0.49%) MetaFrame
15 9 (0.40%) vCloud
16 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 134 (6.01%) SCCM
2 80 (3.59%) SCOM
3 38 (1.70%) Backup Exec
4 28 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 25 (1.12%) SCVMM
6 23 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 22 (0.99%) NetBackup
8 18 (0.81%) HP SIM
9 15 (0.67%) SCOrch
9 15 (0.67%) WSUS
10 13 (0.58%) OpenView
11 12 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.49%) SCSM
12 11 (0.49%) Nagios
12 11 (0.49%) ARCserve
13 10 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
15 6 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.22%) Unicenter
16 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 383 (17.17%) VMware
2 272 (12.20%) Citrix
3 207 (9.28%) Cisco
4 146 (6.55%) Oracle
5 118 (5.29%) HP
6 76 (3.41%) Dell
7 72 (3.23%) SAP
8 68 (3.05%) EMC
9 66 (2.96%) Avaya
10 61 (2.74%) IBM
11 57 (2.56%) Symantec
12 37 (1.66%) CheckPoint
13 33 (1.48%) AppSense
14 32 (1.43%) EPiServer
15 30 (1.35%) Red Hat
16 26 (1.17%) Apple
16 26 (1.17%) NetApp
16 26 (1.17%) hybris
17 24 (1.08%) Adobe
17 24 (1.08%) SonicWALL
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