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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1076 907 995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.30% 17.83% 17.38%
As % of the Vendors category 40.03% 41.19% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 941 803 887
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
2688 2202 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.22% 43.28% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2185 1826 2163
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Bristol +2 290 £35,000 - 80
Wiltshire 0 228 £35,000 - 34
Gloucestershire -4 157 £35,000 -4.10% 26
Dorset -4 150 £31,500 -3.07% 31
Somerset -2 133 £35,000 +1.44% 20
Devon -2 102 £35,000 +18.64% 11
Cornwall +2 5 £22,750 +33.82% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 928 (44.17%) MS Excel
2 917 (43.65%) Windows
3 771 (36.70%) SQL Server
4 634 (30.18%) .NET
5 578 (27.51%) C#
6 556 (26.46%) SQL
7 488 (23.23%) Active Directory
8 446 (21.23%) ASP.NET
9 347 (16.52%) VMware
10 338 (16.09%) MS Exchange
11 326 (15.52%) MS Office
12 308 (14.66%) JavaScript
13 303 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
14 297 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 297 (14.14%) MVC
15 293 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 280 (13.33%) HTML
17 267 (12.71%) Finance
18 262 (12.47%) SharePoint
19 250 (11.90%) ITIL
20 243 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 238 (11.33%) Degree
22 227 (10.80%) CSS
23 217 (10.33%) .NET Framework
24 216 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
25 210 (10.00%) IIS
26 208 (9.90%) Citrix
27 195 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
28 194 (9.23%) jQuery
29 191 (9.09%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 338 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 262 (12.47%) SharePoint
3 210 (10.00%) IIS
4 155 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 114 (5.43%) BizTalk Server
6 92 (4.38%) Lync
7 72 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 67 (3.19%) Commerce Server
9 62 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 58 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
11 52 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 50 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 38 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2000
14 37 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 33 (1.57%) CMS
16 31 (1.48%) Umbraco
17 17 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
18 16 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
19 14 (0.67%) IBM Notes
20 12 (0.57%) Apache
Applications
1 928 (44.17%) MS Excel
2 326 (15.52%) MS Office
3 67 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (2.90%) MS Project
5 51 (2.43%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.33%) FrameMaker
7 7 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.095%) SPSS
9 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.095%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 76 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (3.14%) Fredhopper
3 58 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.81%) SAP MDM
5 14 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.57%) Visualfiles
7 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.24%) Exchequer
9 5 (0.24%) GoldMine
10 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.19%) INSURE/90
10 4 (0.19%) assyst
11 2 (0.095%) SalesLogix
11 2 (0.095%) Lawson
11 2 (0.095%) Movex
11 2 (0.095%) MFGPRO
11 2 (0.095%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 62 (2.95%) Office 365
2 32 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.29%) SaaS
4 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.14%) PaaS
6 3 (0.14%) GitHub
7 2 (0.095%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (9.09%) Firewall
2 171 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 156 (7.43%) Internet
4 151 (7.19%) DNS
5 125 (5.95%) LAN
6 119 (5.66%) WAN
7 114 (5.43%) SAN
8 112 (5.33%) DHCP
9 79 (3.76%) VPN
10 43 (2.05%) SMTP
11 33 (1.57%) Wireless
12 31 (1.48%) WLAN
13 28 (1.33%) Intranet
13 28 (1.33%) FTP
13 28 (1.33%) VoIP
14 26 (1.24%) Network Security
15 25 (1.19%) SSL
16 22 (1.05%) NAS
17 20 (0.95%) VLAN
18 17 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 771 (36.70%) SQL Server
2 195 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 173 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 115 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 75 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 70 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 59 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 51 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (1.86%) MS Access
11 38 (1.81%) MySQL
12 31 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
15 20 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
16 17 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
17 14 (0.67%) Big Data
18 13 (0.62%) OLAP
19 11 (0.52%) DTS
19 11 (0.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 128 (6.09%) Visual Studio
2 77 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (2.00%) NUnit
4 38 (1.81%) Moq
5 35 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 30 (1.43%) MSTest
7 19 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (0.81%) Selenium
8 17 (0.81%) Subversion
9 13 (0.62%) MSBuild
10 11 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.43%) Git (software)
13 7 (0.33%) GDB
13 7 (0.33%) WinDbg
13 7 (0.33%) JIRA
14 4 (0.19%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.19%) WATIR
14 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 267 (12.71%) Finance
2 97 (4.62%) Retail
3 81 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.62%) Advertising
5 71 (3.38%) Marketing
6 52 (2.48%) Legal
7 31 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.19%) Games
8 25 (1.19%) Military
8 25 (1.19%) Banking
9 20 (0.95%) Aerospace
9 20 (0.95%) Back Office
10 19 (0.90%) Law
11 13 (0.62%) Electronics
12 12 (0.57%) Automotive
13 10 (0.48%) French Language
14 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.38%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.29%) German Language
16 6 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 582 (27.70%) Developer
2 376 (17.90%) Analyst
3 215 (10.23%) .NET Developer
4 162 (7.71%) Support Engineer
5 153 (7.28%) Consultant
6 112 (5.33%) C# Developer
7 110 (5.24%) Architect
8 99 (4.71%) Support Analyst
9 94 (4.47%) Software Developer
10 92 (4.38%) Senior Developer
11 89 (4.24%) IT Support
12 78 (3.71%) Technical Analyst
13 75 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 70 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
14 70 (3.33%) Administrator
15 66 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
16 64 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
17 58 (2.76%) Junior
17 58 (2.76%) Software Engineer
17 58 (2.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 634 (30.18%) .NET
2 446 (21.23%) ASP.NET
3 280 (13.33%) HTML
4 227 (10.80%) CSS
5 217 (10.33%) .NET Framework
6 216 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 194 (9.23%) jQuery
8 166 (7.90%) XML
9 138 (6.57%) Web Services
10 124 (5.90%) WCF
11 68 (3.24%) HTML5
12 63 (3.00%) Ajax
13 62 (2.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 61 (2.90%) WPF
15 49 (2.33%) CSS3
16 44 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 41 (1.95%) SOAP
18 39 (1.86%) JSON
19 37 (1.76%) WinForms
20 36 (1.71%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 188 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (4.33%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 54 (2.57%) Clustering
6 45 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 42 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.57%) PKI
9 30 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
10 29 (1.38%) User Experience
11 28 (1.33%) Data Integration
12 25 (1.19%) Fat Client
12 25 (1.19%) Thin Client
13 21 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.00%) iPhone
14 19 (0.90%) Statistics
15 17 (0.81%) Replication
15 17 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.76%) E-Learning
17 14 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 917 (43.65%) Windows
2 293 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 172 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 163 (7.76%) Windows 7
4 163 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (6.62%) Linux
6 120 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 105 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 63 (3.00%) Windows Vista
9 57 (2.71%) UNIX
10 38 (1.81%) Apple iOS
11 25 (1.19%) Android
12 20 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 19 (0.90%) Windows 2000
14 17 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (0.62%) AIX
16 11 (0.52%) Solaris
16 11 (0.52%) CentOS
17 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (14.14%) MVC
3 250 (11.90%) ITIL
4 134 (6.38%) Project Management
5 116 (5.52%) Mentoring
6 112 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 111 (5.28%) Software Engineering
8 107 (5.09%) OO
9 102 (4.85%) CRM
10 99 (4.71%) Scrum
11 96 (4.57%) E-Commerce
12 92 (4.38%) TDD
12 92 (4.38%) Time Management
13 76 (3.62%) PRINCE2
14 73 (3.47%) Change Control
15 72 (3.43%) Service Management
16 70 (3.33%) Service Delivery
16 70 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 67 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
18 63 (3.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 578 (27.51%) C#
2 556 (26.46%) SQL
3 308 (14.66%) JavaScript
4 151 (7.19%) T-SQL
5 144 (6.85%) Java
6 96 (4.57%) VB.NET
7 84 (4.00%) C++
8 73 (3.47%) PowerShell
9 66 (3.14%) VB
10 59 (2.81%) C
11 36 (1.71%) PHP
12 34 (1.62%) Python
13 30 (1.43%) VB6
14 24 (1.14%) Ruby
15 23 (1.09%) XPath
16 21 (1.00%) XQuery
16 21 (1.00%) VBA
17 16 (0.76%) VBScript
18 15 (0.71%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.62%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 297 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 238 (11.33%) Degree
3 165 (7.85%) Security Cleared
4 141 (6.71%) MCP
5 98 (4.66%) SC Cleared
6 85 (4.05%) MCSE
7 84 (4.00%) MCITP
8 59 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 54 (2.57%) MCTS
10 40 (1.90%) MCSA
10 40 (1.90%) MCSD
11 39 (1.86%) ISEB
11 39 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (1.43%) CCNA
13 26 (1.24%) MCAD
13 26 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.24%) DV Cleared
14 20 (0.95%) CCA
14 20 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.47%) SLA
2 61 (2.90%) QA
3 13 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.24%) COBIT
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 488 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 243 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 60 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 53 (2.52%) XenApp
6 44 (2.09%) vSphere
7 42 (2.00%) Terminal Services
8 27 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 20 (0.95%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.62%) UAG
11 11 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.52%) MetaFrame
12 10 (0.48%) qmail
12 10 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
12 10 (0.48%) Squid
13 9 (0.43%) XenServer
14 8 (0.38%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.29%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.24%) NFS
17 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 102 (4.85%) SCCM
2 52 (2.48%) Backup Exec
3 43 (2.05%) SCOM
4 37 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 26 (1.24%) Nagios
6 23 (1.09%) WSUS
7 21 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.81%) SCOrch
9 15 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 15 (0.71%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.62%) ARCserve
11 9 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.38%) logstash
13 5 (0.24%) SCSM
13 5 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
14 4 (0.19%) MOM
14 4 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
14 4 (0.19%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 347 (16.52%) VMware
2 208 (9.90%) Citrix
3 162 (7.71%) Cisco
4 137 (6.52%) Oracle
5 128 (6.09%) HP
6 72 (3.43%) EPiServer
7 66 (3.14%) hybris
8 63 (3.00%) SAP
9 61 (2.90%) IBM
10 59 (2.81%) Dell
11 50 (2.38%) Avaya
12 42 (2.00%) Symantec
13 38 (1.81%) Apple
13 38 (1.81%) EMC
14 31 (1.48%) NetApp
15 25 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 24 (1.14%) Sage
17 20 (0.95%) Remedy
17 20 (0.95%) Juniper
17 20 (0.95%) Adobe
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