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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 940 1016 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.83% 16.47% 17.87%
As % of the Vendors category 35.04% 39.18% 41.24%
Number of salaries quoted 794 881 812
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
2683 2593 2272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 45.18% 42.03% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2152 2078 1952
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,676 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 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 2 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
(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 +2 248 £35,000 -1.06% 28
Gloucestershire 0 213 £37,500 - 21
Bristol -9 190 £40,000 - 64
Dorset +6 134 £35,000 - 16
Somerset +3 78 £37,500 +2.73% 16
Devon -9 65 £30,000 - 16
Cornwall -13 5 £20,000 -37.50% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 878 (44.41%) Windows
2 751 (37.99%) MS Excel
3 683 (34.55%) SQL Server
4 602 (30.45%) .NET
5 588 (29.74%) SQL
6 524 (26.50%) C#
7 470 (23.77%) Active Directory
8 422 (21.35%) VMware
9 387 (19.58%) ASP.NET
10 355 (17.96%) MS Exchange
11 352 (17.80%) ITIL
12 336 (17.00%) MS Office
13 313 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 307 (15.53%) Finance
14 307 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
15 305 (15.43%) JavaScript
16 303 (15.33%) MVC
17 295 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
18 290 (14.67%) HTML
19 276 (13.96%) CSS
19 276 (13.96%) Citrix
20 253 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 230 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
22 218 (11.03%) TCP/IP
23 214 (10.82%) .NET Framework
24 213 (10.77%) Degree
25 211 (10.67%) Security Cleared
26 209 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
27 206 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
28 204 (10.32%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 355 (17.96%) MS Exchange
2 191 (9.66%) IIS
3 176 (8.90%) SharePoint
4 143 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (5.21%) Lync
6 73 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
10 29 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (1.37%) CMS
12 26 (1.32%) Apache
13 23 (1.16%) Node.js
14 18 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.86%) WorkSite
16 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
17 15 (0.76%) Tomcat
17 15 (0.76%) SAS
18 14 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 751 (37.99%) MS Excel
2 336 (17.00%) MS Office
3 47 (2.38%) MS Project
4 42 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.30%) SPSS
8 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.051%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 40 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) Maximo
5 2 (0.10%) Summit
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.10%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.051%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.051%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.051%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.051%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.051%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.051%) Agresso
6 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.051%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 111 (5.61%) Office 365
2 61 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.06%) SaaS
4 7 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.30%) PaaS
6 5 (0.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.10%) Yammer
9 1 (0.051%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.051%) Route 53
9 1 (0.051%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 218 (11.03%) TCP/IP
2 204 (10.32%) Firewall
3 183 (9.26%) DNS
4 146 (7.38%) LAN
5 145 (7.33%) DHCP
6 139 (7.03%) WAN
7 133 (6.73%) SAN
8 85 (4.30%) VPN
9 76 (3.84%) Internet
10 55 (2.78%) Network Security
11 54 (2.73%) Wireless
12 45 (2.28%) VoIP
13 43 (2.18%) WLAN
14 35 (1.77%) MPLS
15 33 (1.67%) SSL
16 30 (1.52%) VLAN
17 28 (1.42%) SMTP
18 27 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (1.06%) Unified Communications
19 21 (1.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 683 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 134 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 132 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 125 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 69 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 66 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (2.28%) RDBMS
8 45 (2.28%) MySQL
9 44 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.32%) Big Data
12 24 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 21 (1.06%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.96%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.66%) MS Access
16 12 (0.61%) OLAP
16 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 170 (8.60%) Visual Studio
2 112 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (2.07%) NUnit
4 35 (1.77%) Subversion
5 33 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 32 (1.62%) Git (software)
7 17 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.81%) ClearCase
9 15 (0.76%) Log4Net
9 15 (0.76%) WinDbg
9 15 (0.76%) GDB
10 14 (0.71%) Moq
11 13 (0.66%) MSTest
12 11 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.40%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
15 7 (0.35%) JIRA
15 7 (0.35%) SpecFlow
16 6 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 307 (15.53%) Finance
2 53 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 51 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 47 (2.38%) Marketing
5 44 (2.23%) Banking
6 42 (2.12%) Military
7 39 (1.97%) Retail
8 37 (1.87%) Legal
9 27 (1.37%) Advertising
10 23 (1.16%) Law
11 21 (1.06%) Aerospace
12 18 (0.91%) Back Office
13 12 (0.61%) Electronics
14 11 (0.56%) German Language
15 10 (0.51%) Automotive
15 10 (0.51%) Games
16 8 (0.40%) Local Government
17 6 (0.30%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 512 (25.90%) Developer
2 321 (16.24%) Analyst
3 211 (10.67%) .NET Developer
4 161 (8.14%) Consultant
5 144 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 142 (7.18%) C# Developer
7 119 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 116 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
9 100 (5.06%) Senior Developer
10 91 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 86 (4.35%) IT Support
12 81 (4.10%) Software Developer
13 74 (3.74%) Administrator
14 73 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 66 (3.34%) Architect
16 65 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
17 64 (3.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
18 63 (3.19%) Software Engineer
19 61 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
20 53 (2.68%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (30.45%) .NET
2 387 (19.58%) ASP.NET
3 290 (14.67%) HTML
4 276 (13.96%) CSS
5 214 (10.82%) .NET Framework
6 206 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 166 (8.40%) jQuery
8 129 (6.53%) Web Services
9 127 (6.42%) WCF
10 111 (5.61%) Entity Framework
11 104 (5.26%) XML
12 80 (4.05%) HTML5
13 61 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 56 (2.83%) AngularJS
15 51 (2.58%) CSS3
16 50 (2.53%) LINQ
17 47 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
18 42 (2.12%) WPF
19 41 (2.07%) JSON
20 35 (1.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 51 (2.58%) Clustering
6 47 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 41 (2.07%) Mathematics
8 34 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.67%) Fat Client
9 33 (1.67%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 18 (0.91%) N-Tier
11 18 (0.91%) Statistics
12 17 (0.86%) PKI
12 17 (0.86%) CMDB
13 16 (0.81%) GIS
13 16 (0.81%) Replication
14 15 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
14 15 (0.76%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 878 (44.41%) Windows
2 295 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 209 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 146 (7.38%) Linux
6 120 (6.07%) Windows 7
7 84 (4.25%) Windows 8
8 72 (3.64%) Windows XP
9 51 (2.58%) UNIX
10 42 (2.12%) Windows Vista
11 28 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.11%) Android
13 19 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.81%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (0.66%) CentOS
17 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.35%) Windows CE
19 6 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
20 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (17.80%) ITIL
2 307 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (15.33%) MVC
4 159 (8.04%) SDLC
5 158 (7.99%) Project Management
6 139 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
7 129 (6.53%) Software Engineering
8 119 (6.02%) Time Management
9 109 (5.51%) OO
10 105 (5.31%) Scrum
11 104 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 103 (5.21%) Service Management
13 100 (5.06%) CRM
14 95 (4.81%) Migration
15 94 (4.75%) Service Delivery
16 83 (4.20%) PRINCE2
17 75 (3.79%) Waterfall
18 66 (3.34%) Configuration Management
19 63 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
20 60 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 588 (29.74%) SQL
2 524 (26.50%) C#
3 305 (15.43%) JavaScript
4 169 (8.55%) T-SQL
5 126 (6.37%) Java
6 97 (4.91%) C
7 91 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 86 (4.35%) C++
9 77 (3.89%) VB.NET
10 41 (2.07%) Python
11 34 (1.72%) PHP
12 30 (1.52%) VB
13 29 (1.47%) Perl
14 21 (1.06%) Ruby
15 18 (0.91%) VBA
16 14 (0.71%) VBScript
17 10 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.51%) Delphi
18 9 (0.46%) Embedded C
19 7 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 313 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (10.77%) Degree
3 211 (10.67%) Security Cleared
4 143 (7.23%) MCSE
5 115 (5.82%) SC Cleared
6 104 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 102 (5.16%) MCSA
8 89 (4.50%) MCP
9 77 (3.89%) MCITP
10 68 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
11 54 (2.73%) DV Cleared
12 53 (2.68%) CCNA
13 50 (2.53%) CCA
14 33 (1.67%) MCSD
15 24 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.96%) ISEB
17 17 (0.86%) CCEA
17 17 (0.86%) CISSP
17 17 (0.86%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.36%) SLA
2 60 (3.03%) QA
3 36 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.25%) HL7
6 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 470 (23.77%) Active Directory
2 253 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (8.40%) Hyper-V
4 127 (6.42%) vSphere
5 101 (5.11%) XenApp
6 44 (2.23%) VMware ESX
7 30 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 25 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.26%) BitLocker
9 22 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 15 (0.76%) XenServer
11 13 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.56%) vCloud
13 6 (0.30%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.25%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.15%) KVM
16 2 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 185 (9.36%) SCCM
2 101 (5.11%) SCOM
3 50 (2.53%) NetBackup
4 47 (2.38%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 25 (1.26%) WSUS
7 24 (1.21%) SCVMM
8 14 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 13 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 12 (0.61%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.46%) Windows Intune
12 8 (0.40%) Puppet
12 8 (0.40%) SCDPM
12 8 (0.40%) SCSM
13 7 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.30%) Nagios
14 6 (0.30%) Zenoss
14 6 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
15 5 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 422 (21.35%) VMware
2 276 (13.96%) Citrix
3 186 (9.41%) Cisco
4 159 (8.04%) Oracle
5 100 (5.06%) HP
6 84 (4.25%) Symantec
7 52 (2.63%) Dell
8 40 (2.02%) Avaya
9 39 (1.97%) IBM
10 37 (1.87%) Sophos
11 35 (1.77%) SAP
12 30 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.52%) Remedy
12 30 (1.52%) Business Objects
13 26 (1.32%) Apple
14 22 (1.11%) Juniper
15 21 (1.06%) EMC
15 21 (1.06%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.01%) Google
17 19 (0.96%) NetApp
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