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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 994 926 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.19% 16.00% 16.61%
As % of the Vendors category 36.58% 38.41% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 835 811 779
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £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
2717 2411 2442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.27% 41.65% 44.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2167 2052 2107
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Gloucestershire 0 222 £35,000 -2.09% 33
Bristol -4 218 £40,000 +6.66% 66
Wiltshire +7 203 £35,000 -6.66% 48
Dorset +3 182 £35,000 - 35
Somerset +7 83 £34,750 +2.20% 19
Devon -7 65 £35,000 +45.83% 11
Cornwall -14 8 £20,750 -7.77% 4
Avon - 1 £36,500 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 923 (43.29%) Windows
2 812 (38.09%) MS Excel
3 739 (34.66%) SQL Server
4 672 (31.52%) .NET
5 657 (30.82%) SQL
6 581 (27.25%) C#
7 534 (25.05%) Active Directory
8 443 (20.78%) ASP.NET
9 423 (19.84%) MS Office
10 406 (19.04%) VMware
11 388 (18.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 366 (17.17%) MS Exchange
13 349 (16.37%) ITIL
14 336 (15.76%) Finance
15 324 (15.20%) JavaScript
15 324 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 318 (14.92%) MVC
17 306 (14.35%) Citrix
18 304 (14.26%) HTML
19 299 (14.02%) CSS
20 295 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
21 272 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
22 249 (11.68%) TCP/IP
23 234 (10.98%) Firewall
24 230 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
25 229 (10.74%) Degree
26 227 (10.65%) T-SQL
27 224 (10.51%) IIS
28 223 (10.46%) Cisco
29 216 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 366 (17.17%) MS Exchange
2 224 (10.51%) IIS
3 215 (10.08%) SharePoint
4 135 (6.33%) Lync
5 131 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 81 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 51 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 51 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 40 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
10 27 (1.27%) CMS
11 23 (1.08%) Node.js
12 18 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (0.84%) Apache
13 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
14 15 (0.70%) WordPress
15 14 (0.66%) WorkSite
16 13 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 812 (38.09%) MS Excel
2 423 (19.84%) MS Office
3 64 (3.00%) MS Project
4 62 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.56%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.33%) SPSS
9 7 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.14%) InDesign
13 2 (0.094%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.094%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.047%) FastStats
14 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 50 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.38%) Magento
5 7 (0.33%) Changepoint
6 6 (0.28%) SAP SM
6 6 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.094%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.094%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.094%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.047%) SmartPlant
9 1 (0.047%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.047%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.047%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.047%) Agresso
9 1 (0.047%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.07%) Office 365
2 56 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.80%) SaaS
4 16 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.19%) IaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.094%) Yammer
8 2 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 249 (11.68%) TCP/IP
2 234 (10.98%) Firewall
3 170 (7.97%) DNS
4 146 (6.85%) LAN
5 143 (6.71%) WAN
5 143 (6.71%) DHCP
6 126 (5.91%) SAN
7 110 (5.16%) VPN
8 68 (3.19%) Internet
9 50 (2.35%) Wireless
10 49 (2.30%) VoIP
11 40 (1.88%) VLAN
11 40 (1.88%) Network Security
12 39 (1.83%) WLAN
13 33 (1.55%) SSL
14 29 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (1.27%) MPLS
16 26 (1.22%) NetScaler
17 24 (1.13%) Unified Communications
18 22 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (34.66%) SQL Server
2 174 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 168 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 144 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 73 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 54 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 46 (2.16%) MySQL
10 40 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 32 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 19 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (0.75%) Big Data
15 15 (0.70%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.70%) OLAP
16 13 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.56%) NoSQL
18 10 (0.47%) DTS
18 10 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 167 (7.83%) Visual Studio
2 114 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (2.02%) NUnit
4 36 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 29 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 29 (1.36%) Subversion
6 19 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.84%) Moq
8 16 (0.75%) Log4Net
9 15 (0.70%) MSTest
10 14 (0.66%) JIRA
11 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.52%) WinDbg
13 11 (0.52%) GDB
14 10 (0.47%) ClearCase
14 10 (0.47%) MSI
15 9 (0.42%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.38%) InstallShield
16 8 (0.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 336 (15.76%) Finance
2 50 (2.35%) Legal
3 48 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 45 (2.11%) Banking
6 44 (2.06%) Retail
7 37 (1.74%) Advertising
8 36 (1.69%) Back Office
8 36 (1.69%) Marketing
9 33 (1.55%) Aerospace
10 32 (1.50%) Military
11 27 (1.27%) Law
12 11 (0.52%) Electronics
12 11 (0.52%) Games
12 11 (0.52%) German Language
13 9 (0.42%) Automotive
14 8 (0.38%) Front Office
15 7 (0.33%) Billing
15 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 573 (26.88%) Developer
2 306 (14.35%) Analyst
3 239 (11.21%) .NET Developer
4 200 (9.38%) Consultant
5 153 (7.18%) C# Developer
6 152 (7.13%) Support Engineer
7 135 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 109 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 98 (4.60%) Administrator
10 97 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 92 (4.32%) IT Support
12 86 (4.03%) Senior Developer
13 84 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
14 83 (3.89%) Software Developer
15 79 (3.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 77 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 72 (3.38%) DBA
18 71 (3.33%) Architect
19 62 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
20 59 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 672 (31.52%) .NET
2 443 (20.78%) ASP.NET
3 304 (14.26%) HTML
4 299 (14.02%) CSS
5 230 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 214 (10.04%) .NET Framework
7 189 (8.86%) jQuery
8 147 (6.89%) WCF
9 134 (6.29%) Web Services
10 120 (5.63%) Entity Framework
11 103 (4.83%) XML
12 68 (3.19%) AngularJS
13 66 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 63 (2.95%) LINQ
15 58 (2.72%) HTML5
16 50 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
17 48 (2.25%) CSS3
18 41 (1.92%) WPF
18 41 (1.92%) Ajax
18 41 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.24%) Clustering
3 67 (3.14%) Client/Server
4 59 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 47 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 33 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.55%) Fat Client
8 29 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.31%) N-Tier
10 26 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 26 (1.22%) Physics
11 25 (1.17%) Open Source
12 24 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
13 23 (1.08%) Mobile App
14 21 (0.98%) Visualisation
15 20 (0.94%) Replication
16 15 (0.70%) Chemistry
16 15 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
17 14 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 923 (43.29%) Windows
2 324 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 216 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 140 (6.57%) Windows 7
6 109 (5.11%) Linux
7 83 (3.89%) Windows 8
8 76 (3.56%) Windows XP
9 51 (2.39%) Windows Vista
10 43 (2.02%) UNIX
11 21 (0.98%) Android
12 17 (0.80%) Windows 2000
13 16 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.61%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.56%) CentOS
16 7 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.33%) Solaris
17 5 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (16.37%) ITIL
2 318 (14.92%) MVC
3 295 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (8.26%) Project Management
5 167 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (5.49%) Migration
7 115 (5.39%) Software Engineering
8 113 (5.30%) OO
9 111 (5.21%) Time Management
10 109 (5.11%) CRM
11 103 (4.83%) Mentoring
12 99 (4.64%) Service Management
13 98 (4.60%) PRINCE2
14 94 (4.41%) Scrum
15 91 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
16 83 (3.89%) Service Delivery
17 75 (3.52%) Waterfall
18 72 (3.38%) Web Development
19 69 (3.24%) Configuration Management
20 61 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 657 (30.82%) SQL
2 581 (27.25%) C#
3 324 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 227 (10.65%) T-SQL
5 118 (5.53%) Java
6 106 (4.97%) PowerShell
7 93 (4.36%) VB.NET
8 83 (3.89%) C++
9 74 (3.47%) C
10 40 (1.88%) Python
11 38 (1.78%) PHP
12 33 (1.55%) Perl
13 31 (1.45%) VB
14 22 (1.03%) Ruby
15 17 (0.80%) VBA
16 11 (0.52%) X++
17 9 (0.42%) VBScript
18 8 (0.38%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.38%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 388 (18.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (10.74%) Degree
3 208 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 162 (7.60%) MCSE
5 141 (6.61%) SC Cleared
6 110 (5.16%) MCSA
7 109 (5.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 100 (4.69%) MCP
9 93 (4.36%) MCITP
10 67 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
10 67 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
11 62 (2.91%) CCA
12 56 (2.63%) DV Cleared
13 47 (2.20%) MCSD
14 45 (2.11%) CCNA
15 30 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (1.17%) CCEA
17 24 (1.13%) MCPD
17 24 (1.13%) CCEE
18 22 (1.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.11%) SLA
2 49 (2.30%) QA
3 34 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.094%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.094%) COBIT
System Software
1 534 (25.05%) Active Directory
2 272 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (8.02%) Hyper-V
4 107 (5.02%) XenApp
5 98 (4.60%) vSphere
6 61 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 50 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 39 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 31 (1.45%) BitLocker
11 22 (1.03%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.89%) vCloud
13 15 (0.70%) XenServer
14 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.38%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.19%) NFS
18 3 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
19 2 (0.094%) UAG
Systems Management
1 173 (8.11%) SCCM
2 95 (4.46%) SCOM
3 35 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 34 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 31 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (0.84%) HP SIM
8 15 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (0.56%) WSUS
11 10 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (0.47%) SCSM
12 7 (0.33%) SCDPM
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Intune
13 6 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.28%) Puppet
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle EDQ
13 6 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 406 (19.04%) VMware
2 306 (14.35%) Citrix
3 223 (10.46%) Cisco
4 147 (6.89%) Oracle
5 104 (4.88%) HP
6 63 (2.95%) Dell
7 62 (2.91%) Symantec
8 53 (2.49%) SAP
9 52 (2.44%) IBM
10 48 (2.25%) Avaya
11 40 (1.88%) EMC
12 35 (1.64%) Remedy
12 35 (1.64%) Sophos
13 34 (1.59%) Business Objects
14 30 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 28 (1.31%) AppSense
16 26 (1.22%) CheckPoint
17 25 (1.17%) Apple
18 19 (0.89%) Juniper
18 19 (0.89%) McAfee
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus,car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30’000 to £60 000 (+very competitive package!!!)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £30218 - £33772 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + £6k car, 10% pension, bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dorset
SQ Computer Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Experis IT
Salary: excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday