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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1061 929 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.10% 18.23% 17.92%
As % of the Vendors category 40.97% 40.62% 40.24%
Number of salaries quoted 912 812 900
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,900 £52,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
2590 2287 2510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.75% 44.87% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2052 1897 2157
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,250
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 248 £37,500 +7.14% 57
Wiltshire +3 213 £35,000 -4.10% 25
Gloucestershire -1 187 £37,000 +1.36% 27
Dorset -9 154 £32,500 -1.51% 17
Somerset -5 134 £35,000 +7.69% 27
Devon +13 106 £35,000 +20.68% 11
Cornwall 0 4 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 898 (45.22%) MS Excel
2 882 (44.41%) Windows
3 740 (37.26%) SQL Server
4 594 (29.91%) .NET
5 541 (27.24%) SQL
6 539 (27.14%) C#
7 447 (22.51%) Active Directory
8 414 (20.85%) ASP.NET
9 335 (16.87%) MS Office
10 307 (15.46%) VMware
11 304 (15.31%) MS Exchange
12 298 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 293 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 287 (14.45%) MVC
15 284 (14.30%) Finance
16 279 (14.05%) JavaScript
17 250 (12.59%) SharePoint
18 244 (12.29%) HTML
19 224 (11.28%) ITIL
20 223 (11.23%) Degree
21 208 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
22 207 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
23 203 (10.22%) IIS
24 200 (10.07%) CSS
25 192 (9.67%) .NET Framework
26 191 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
27 184 (9.26%) Citrix
28 178 (8.96%) jQuery
29 177 (8.91%) Firewall
30 173 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 304 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 250 (12.59%) SharePoint
3 203 (10.22%) IIS
4 141 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 112 (5.64%) BizTalk Server
6 72 (3.63%) Lync
7 67 (3.37%) Commerce Server
8 56 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 50 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 47 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 39 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
13 30 (1.51%) CMS
14 25 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
15 21 (1.06%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.70%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.50%) Apache
18 10 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 898 (45.22%) MS Excel
2 335 (16.87%) MS Office
3 66 (3.32%) MS Project
4 65 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 61 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.30%) FrameMaker
7 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
9 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.050%) InDesign
10 1 (0.050%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 68 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
2 66 (3.32%) Fredhopper
3 18 (0.91%) SAP MDM
4 12 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.55%) Visualfiles
6 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.25%) Exchequer
8 5 (0.25%) GoldMine
9 4 (0.20%) INSURE/90
9 4 (0.20%) assyst
10 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.10%) Sage 1000
11 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.10%) MFGPRO
11 2 (0.10%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.52%) Office 365
2 30 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.81%) SaaS
4 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (8.91%) Firewall
2 165 (8.31%) TCP/IP
3 152 (7.65%) DNS
3 152 (7.65%) Internet
4 122 (6.14%) LAN
5 113 (5.69%) DHCP
6 107 (5.39%) WAN
7 105 (5.29%) SAN
8 68 (3.42%) VPN
9 38 (1.91%) SMTP
10 30 (1.51%) Intranet
11 29 (1.46%) Wireless
12 25 (1.26%) FTP
13 24 (1.21%) VoIP
14 23 (1.16%) WLAN
15 21 (1.06%) SSL
16 18 (0.91%) Network Security
17 17 (0.86%) NAS
18 15 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
18 15 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 740 (37.26%) SQL Server
2 191 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 169 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 102 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 72 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 65 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 60 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 53 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
10 38 (1.91%) MySQL
11 27 (1.36%) MS Access
12 26 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
16 16 (0.81%) Big Data
16 16 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
17 13 (0.65%) OLAP
18 12 (0.60%) DTS
19 11 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 109 (5.49%) Visual Studio
2 69 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (2.06%) NUnit
4 38 (1.91%) Moq
5 37 (1.86%) Rhino Mocks
6 33 (1.66%) MSTest
7 18 (0.91%) Subversion
8 15 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.70%) MSBuild
10 12 (0.60%) Selenium
11 10 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.40%) JIRA
13 6 (0.30%) MSI
13 6 (0.30%) GDB
13 6 (0.30%) Git (software)
13 6 (0.30%) WinDbg
14 5 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
15 4 (0.20%) ReSharper
15 4 (0.20%) WATIR
15 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 284 (14.30%) Finance
2 98 (4.93%) Retail
3 89 (4.48%) Marketing
4 83 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 57 (2.87%) Legal
5 57 (2.87%) Advertising
6 33 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.31%) Military
8 23 (1.16%) Law
9 20 (1.01%) Back Office
10 19 (0.96%) Aerospace
11 18 (0.91%) Banking
12 16 (0.81%) Games
13 14 (0.70%) Electronics
14 11 (0.55%) Automotive
15 10 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.40%) French Language
17 7 (0.35%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.30%) German Language
18 6 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 548 (27.59%) Developer
2 363 (18.28%) Analyst
3 209 (10.52%) .NET Developer
4 154 (7.75%) Support Engineer
5 133 (6.70%) Consultant
6 106 (5.34%) Architect
7 104 (5.24%) Support Analyst
8 102 (5.14%) C# Developer
9 90 (4.53%) Software Developer
10 88 (4.43%) IT Support
11 84 (4.23%) Senior Developer
12 77 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
13 71 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
14 69 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 59 (2.97%) Business Analyst
16 58 (2.92%) Administrator
16 58 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
17 57 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
18 53 (2.67%) Web Developer
19 49 (2.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (29.91%) .NET
2 414 (20.85%) ASP.NET
3 244 (12.29%) HTML
4 207 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 200 (10.07%) CSS
6 192 (9.67%) .NET Framework
7 178 (8.96%) jQuery
8 153 (7.70%) XML
9 133 (6.70%) WCF
10 128 (6.45%) Web Services
11 75 (3.78%) WPF
12 65 (3.27%) Ajax
13 57 (2.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 46 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 44 (2.22%) HTML5
16 43 (2.17%) SOAP
17 42 (2.11%) JSON
18 41 (2.06%) COM
18 41 (2.06%) WinForms
19 37 (1.86%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.38%) Computer Science
2 73 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.62%) Blackberry
4 38 (1.91%) Clustering
5 37 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.81%) Mathematics
7 33 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
8 30 (1.51%) Data Integration
8 30 (1.51%) PKI
9 26 (1.31%) iPhone
10 22 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.11%) Thin Client
11 20 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.81%) iPad
12 16 (0.81%) PDA
13 15 (0.76%) Digital Media
13 15 (0.76%) Reference Data
14 14 (0.70%) Statistics
14 14 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 882 (44.41%) Windows
2 298 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 166 (8.36%) Windows 7
5 149 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 126 (6.34%) Linux
7 124 (6.24%) Windows XP
8 112 (5.64%) Windows 8
9 62 (3.12%) Windows Vista
10 60 (3.02%) UNIX
11 44 (2.22%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.31%) Android
13 23 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 19 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.60%) AIX
17 11 (0.55%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.55%) CentOS
18 10 (0.50%) Solaris
18 10 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (14.45%) MVC
2 224 (11.28%) ITIL
3 147 (7.40%) Project Management
4 116 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
6 100 (5.04%) OO
7 99 (4.98%) CRM
8 98 (4.93%) E-Commerce
8 98 (4.93%) Software Engineering
9 91 (4.58%) TDD
10 87 (4.38%) Scrum
11 85 (4.28%) Time Management
12 76 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 70 (3.52%) PRINCE2
13 70 (3.52%) Service Delivery
14 64 (3.22%) Service Management
14 64 (3.22%) ERP
15 62 (3.12%) Change Control
16 55 (2.77%) OOD
16 55 (2.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 541 (27.24%) SQL
2 539 (27.14%) C#
3 279 (14.05%) JavaScript
4 148 (7.45%) Java
5 146 (7.35%) T-SQL
6 100 (5.04%) VB.NET
7 83 (4.18%) C++
8 60 (3.02%) VB
9 56 (2.82%) C
9 56 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 37 (1.86%) PHP
11 32 (1.61%) Python
12 28 (1.41%) VB6
13 23 (1.16%) XPath
14 22 (1.11%) Ruby
15 21 (1.06%) XQuery
16 15 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.76%) VBScript
16 15 (0.76%) VBA
17 13 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 223 (11.23%) Degree
3 140 (7.05%) Security Cleared
4 135 (6.80%) MCP
5 89 (4.48%) MCSE
6 83 (4.18%) SC Cleared
7 68 (3.42%) MCITP
8 58 (2.92%) MCTS
9 49 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 47 (2.37%) MCSD
11 38 (1.91%) MCSA
12 32 (1.61%) MCAD
13 28 (1.41%) ISEB
14 27 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
15 26 (1.31%) DV Cleared
16 24 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (1.16%) CCA
17 23 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
18 20 (1.01%) CCNA
18 20 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.58%) SLA
2 59 (2.97%) QA
3 17 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.15%) COBIT
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.050%) TickIT
System Software
1 447 (22.51%) Active Directory
2 208 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (5.89%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.57%) vSphere
5 47 (2.37%) VMware ESX
6 38 (1.91%) XenApp
7 31 (1.56%) Terminal Services
8 17 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.50%) qmail
11 10 (0.50%) ISA Server
11 10 (0.50%) Squid
12 9 (0.45%) XenServer
13 8 (0.40%) MetaFrame
14 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.30%) UAG
16 5 (0.25%) NFS
16 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 86 (4.33%) SCCM
2 47 (2.37%) Backup Exec
3 43 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 36 (1.81%) SCOM
5 29 (1.46%) WSUS
6 23 (1.16%) Nagios
7 14 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 12 (0.60%) SCVMM
9 11 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.55%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.55%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.40%) logstash
10 8 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
10 8 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 7 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
13 4 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 307 (15.46%) VMware
2 184 (9.26%) Citrix
3 137 (6.90%) Cisco
4 127 (6.39%) Oracle
5 113 (5.69%) HP
6 72 (3.63%) EPiServer
7 66 (3.32%) hybris
7 66 (3.32%) SAP
8 56 (2.82%) IBM
9 51 (2.57%) Dell
10 41 (2.06%) Avaya
10 41 (2.06%) Apple
11 35 (1.76%) Symantec
12 28 (1.41%) EMC
13 27 (1.36%) NetApp
14 24 (1.21%) Red Hat
15 22 (1.11%) Remedy
16 21 (1.06%) Sage
17 17 (0.86%) Juniper
17 17 (0.86%) Adobe
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Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - flexible benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car & Benefits
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Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cornwall
networx
Salary: From £21,500 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: Competitive - will be discussed at interview
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Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
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Bristol, Avon
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Gloucestershire
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Bristol, Avon
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Devon
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