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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 942 925 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.24% 15.77% 15.93%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 37.40% 37.66%
Number of salaries quoted 792 807 715
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
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
2569 2473 2236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.29% 42.16% 42.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2066 2055 1907
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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 +5 215 £36,500 -2.66% 23
Wiltshire +3 207 £35,000 -11.39% 33
Bristol -4 201 £40,000 +11.11% 58
Dorset +9 155 £35,000 - 22
Somerset +8 86 £34,250 -4.19% 23
Devon -9 66 £35,000 +22.80% 14
Cornwall -15 7 £21,500 -21.81%
Avon - 1 £36,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 896 (44.73%) Windows
2 767 (38.29%) MS Excel
3 704 (35.15%) SQL Server
4 633 (31.60%) .NET
5 606 (30.25%) SQL
6 553 (27.61%) C#
7 513 (25.61%) Active Directory
8 424 (21.17%) ASP.NET
9 395 (19.72%) VMware
10 394 (19.67%) MS Office
11 348 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 342 (17.07%) MS Exchange
13 327 (16.33%) ITIL
14 312 (15.58%) Finance
15 308 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 306 (15.28%) MVC
17 297 (14.83%) JavaScript
18 286 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
19 279 (13.93%) HTML
20 278 (13.88%) Citrix
21 272 (13.58%) CSS
22 254 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
23 235 (11.73%) TCP/IP
24 224 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
25 220 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
26 219 (10.93%) IIS
27 214 (10.68%) Degree
28 213 (10.63%) Security Cleared
29 211 (10.53%) Firewall
30 210 (10.48%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 342 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 219 (10.93%) IIS
3 189 (9.44%) SharePoint
4 123 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 114 (5.69%) Lync
6 74 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 53 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 49 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 40 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 37 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
12 25 (1.25%) CMS
13 23 (1.15%) Node.js
14 20 (1.00%) Apache
15 18 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 17 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
17 16 (0.80%) WorkSite
18 15 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
19 14 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
20 11 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 767 (38.29%) MS Excel
2 394 (19.67%) MS Office
3 51 (2.55%) MS Project
4 45 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.60%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.25%) SPSS
9 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.15%) InDesign
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.100%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.100%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.100%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.050%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 44 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.30%) Magento
5 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.15%) Maximo
6 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.100%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.100%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.100%) SAP SM
7 2 (0.100%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.050%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.050%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.050%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.050%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.050%) Summit
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.050%) Agresso
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 103 (5.14%) Office 365
2 61 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.10%) SaaS
5 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.20%) PaaS
7 4 (0.20%) IaaS
8 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.100%) Yammer
10 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.050%) Route 53
10 1 (0.050%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 235 (11.73%) TCP/IP
2 211 (10.53%) Firewall
3 170 (8.49%) DNS
4 145 (7.24%) LAN
5 140 (6.99%) WAN
6 137 (6.84%) DHCP
7 118 (5.89%) SAN
8 92 (4.59%) VPN
9 67 (3.34%) Internet
10 52 (2.60%) Wireless
11 48 (2.40%) Network Security
12 47 (2.35%) VoIP
13 44 (2.20%) WLAN
14 37 (1.85%) VLAN
15 36 (1.80%) SSL
16 30 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (1.40%) MPLS
18 21 (1.05%) Unified Communications
19 19 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
20 16 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 704 (35.15%) SQL Server
2 146 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 145 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 134 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (4.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 68 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 49 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (2.25%) MySQL
10 40 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (1.00%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.00%) Big Data
13 16 (0.80%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (0.70%) OLAP
15 13 (0.65%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.50%) DTS
17 9 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 162 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 118 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (2.10%) NUnit
4 36 (1.80%) Rhino Mocks
5 30 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 30 (1.50%) Subversion
6 18 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 18 (0.90%) Moq
7 16 (0.80%) Log4Net
8 15 (0.75%) MSTest
9 13 (0.65%) GDB
9 13 (0.65%) WinDbg
9 13 (0.65%) ClearCase
10 12 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (0.50%) JIRA
11 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.45%) MSI
12 9 (0.45%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.40%) InstallShield
13 8 (0.40%) ClearQuest
General
1 312 (15.58%) Finance
2 55 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 49 (2.45%) Manufacturing
4 42 (2.10%) Banking
4 42 (2.10%) Legal
5 40 (2.00%) Marketing
6 38 (1.90%) Retail
7 37 (1.85%) Military
8 28 (1.40%) Advertising
9 25 (1.25%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.25%) Back Office
10 20 (1.00%) Law
11 12 (0.60%) Electronics
12 11 (0.55%) Games
12 11 (0.55%) German Language
13 8 (0.40%) Automotive
14 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.30%) Billing
16 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 532 (26.56%) Developer
2 303 (15.13%) Analyst
3 226 (11.28%) .NET Developer
4 173 (8.64%) Consultant
5 141 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 138 (6.89%) Support Engineer
7 127 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 106 (5.29%) Support Analyst
9 93 (4.64%) Administrator
9 93 (4.64%) IT Support
10 87 (4.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 86 (4.29%) Senior Developer
12 78 (3.89%) Software Developer
13 77 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 77 (3.84%) ASP.NET Developer
14 71 (3.54%) Architect
15 64 (3.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 62 (3.10%) DBA
17 58 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
18 56 (2.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (31.60%) .NET
2 424 (21.17%) ASP.NET
3 279 (13.93%) HTML
4 272 (13.58%) CSS
5 224 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 210 (10.48%) .NET Framework
7 168 (8.39%) jQuery
8 137 (6.84%) WCF
9 129 (6.44%) Web Services
10 116 (5.79%) Entity Framework
11 87 (4.34%) XML
12 67 (3.34%) AngularJS
13 65 (3.25%) HTML5
14 63 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 55 (2.75%) LINQ
16 45 (2.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 45 (2.25%) CSS3
17 40 (2.00%) COM
18 38 (1.90%) WPF
19 36 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 168 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.85%) Client/Server
5 55 (2.75%) Clustering
6 49 (2.45%) Mathematics
7 36 (1.80%) Thin Client
7 36 (1.80%) Fat Client
8 30 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.40%) Physics
10 26 (1.30%) N-Tier
11 25 (1.25%) Open Source
11 25 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 23 (1.15%) Visualisation
13 22 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
14 18 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.85%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.80%) CMDB
16 16 (0.80%) GIS
16 16 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 896 (44.73%) Windows
2 308 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 220 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 209 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 134 (6.69%) Windows 7
6 108 (5.39%) Linux
7 81 (4.04%) Windows 8
8 74 (3.69%) Windows XP
9 46 (2.30%) Windows Vista
10 42 (2.10%) UNIX
11 20 (1.00%) Android
12 19 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 14 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.55%) CentOS
16 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.20%) AIX
18 4 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (16.33%) ITIL
2 306 (15.28%) MVC
3 286 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (8.14%) Project Management
5 148 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
6 122 (6.09%) Software Engineering
7 117 (5.84%) Time Management
8 112 (5.59%) OO
8 112 (5.59%) Migration
9 103 (5.14%) Service Management
10 94 (4.69%) CRM
11 93 (4.64%) PRINCE2
11 93 (4.64%) Mentoring
12 92 (4.59%) Scrum
13 79 (3.94%) Service Delivery
14 73 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
15 72 (3.59%) Waterfall
16 66 (3.30%) Configuration Management
17 65 (3.25%) Web Development
18 54 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 606 (30.25%) SQL
2 553 (27.61%) C#
3 297 (14.83%) JavaScript
4 196 (9.79%) T-SQL
5 124 (6.19%) Java
6 94 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 88 (4.39%) C
8 87 (4.34%) C++
9 79 (3.94%) VB.NET
10 37 (1.85%) Python
11 36 (1.80%) PHP
12 31 (1.55%) VB
13 29 (1.45%) Perl
14 22 (1.10%) Ruby
15 19 (0.95%) VBA
16 11 (0.55%) VBScript
17 9 (0.45%) X++
18 8 (0.40%) Embedded C
19 7 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 6 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 348 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (10.68%) Degree
3 213 (10.63%) Security Cleared
4 143 (7.14%) MCSE
5 130 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 102 (5.09%) MCSA
6 102 (5.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 92 (4.59%) MCP
8 87 (4.34%) MCITP
9 62 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
10 56 (2.80%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
12 51 (2.55%) CCA
13 42 (2.10%) CCNA
14 40 (2.00%) MCSD
15 24 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.00%) ISEB
17 19 (0.95%) CCNP
17 19 (0.95%) MCPD
18 17 (0.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.69%) SLA
2 52 (2.60%) QA
3 33 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.100%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.100%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 513 (25.61%) Active Directory
2 254 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 105 (5.24%) vSphere
5 95 (4.74%) XenApp
6 47 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 31 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 30 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.25%) BitLocker
10 23 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.70%) XenServer
12 14 (0.70%) vCloud
13 6 (0.30%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 182 (9.09%) SCCM
2 94 (4.69%) SCOM
3 39 (1.95%) Backup Exec
4 33 (1.65%) NetBackup
5 31 (1.55%) SCVMM
6 25 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
7 12 (0.60%) WSUS
7 12 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (0.55%) HP SIM
9 10 (0.50%) SCDPM
9 10 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.45%) SCSM
10 9 (0.45%) Windows Intune
11 8 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.35%) Puppet
12 7 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.25%) vMotion
13 5 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 395 (19.72%) VMware
2 278 (13.88%) Citrix
3 202 (10.08%) Cisco
4 141 (7.04%) Oracle
5 98 (4.89%) HP
6 68 (3.39%) Symantec
7 51 (2.55%) Dell
8 47 (2.35%) IBM
9 45 (2.25%) Avaya
10 38 (1.90%) SAP
11 33 (1.65%) Business Objects
11 33 (1.65%) Sophos
12 30 (1.50%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.45%) Remedy
14 24 (1.20%) Apple
14 24 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 20 (1.00%) Veeam
15 20 (1.00%) EMC
16 19 (0.95%) Juniper
17 17 (0.85%) NetApp
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