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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1138 1021 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.91% 18.52% 17.63%
As % of the Vendors category 43.30% 41.12% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 888 884
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,348 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,300 £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
2628 2483 2557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.67% 45.05% 45.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2284 2059 2168
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +12 266 £38,000 +4.10% 26
Dorset -3 234 £35,000 -14.63% 38
Bristol -9 225 £37,500 - 75
Gloucestershire -2 214 £37,500 +12.78% 37
Somerset +13 88 £34,500 -11.53% 20
Devon -5 84 £29,500 +12.38% 7
Cornwall -9 5 £26,000 +44.44% 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 875 (39.31%) MS Excel
2 855 (38.41%) Windows
3 776 (34.86%) SQL Server
4 719 (32.30%) .NET
5 650 (29.20%) SQL
6 643 (28.89%) C#
7 538 (24.17%) Active Directory
8 515 (23.14%) ASP.NET
9 419 (18.82%) MS Office
10 406 (18.24%) JavaScript
11 390 (17.52%) VMware
12 379 (17.03%) MS Exchange
13 374 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 371 (16.67%) HTML
15 346 (15.54%) CSS
16 335 (15.05%) ITIL
17 321 (14.42%) MVC
18 314 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
19 298 (13.39%) Finance
20 287 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 285 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
22 281 (12.62%) Citrix
23 261 (11.73%) Degree
24 259 (11.64%) SharePoint
25 251 (11.28%) .NET Framework
26 247 (11.10%) jQuery
27 239 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC
28 224 (10.06%) Firewall
29 216 (9.70%) Security Cleared
30 214 (9.61%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 379 (17.03%) MS Exchange
2 259 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 155 (6.96%) IIS
4 137 (6.15%) Lync
5 131 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 70 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 61 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 57 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 54 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 49 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 46 (2.07%) CMS
13 36 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
14 31 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
15 30 (1.35%) Umbraco
16 17 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
17 16 (0.72%) WordPress
18 14 (0.63%) Tomcat
18 14 (0.63%) Node.js
19 13 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 875 (39.31%) MS Excel
2 419 (18.82%) MS Office
3 89 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (2.52%) MS Project
5 44 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
9 8 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.31%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.18%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.18%) SPSS
13 3 (0.13%) InDesign
14 2 (0.090%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
15 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.90%) SAP CRM
4 15 (0.67%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.63%) SAP SM
6 12 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.36%) Magento
8 7 (0.31%) Changepoint
9 6 (0.27%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.18%) Summit
11 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.18%) assyst
11 4 (0.18%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.18%) Fredhopper
12 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
13 2 (0.090%) Sage 200
14 1 (0.045%) SAP BPC
14 1 (0.045%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.50%) Office 365
2 39 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.35%) SaaS
4 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.22%) IaaS
6 3 (0.13%) PaaS
6 3 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 224 (10.06%) Firewall
2 193 (8.67%) TCP/IP
3 153 (6.87%) LAN
4 146 (6.56%) WAN
5 144 (6.47%) DNS
6 128 (5.75%) SAN
7 127 (5.71%) DHCP
8 111 (4.99%) VPN
9 83 (3.73%) Internet
10 46 (2.07%) WLAN
10 46 (2.07%) Network Security
11 40 (1.80%) VoIP
12 38 (1.71%) Wireless
13 37 (1.66%) VLAN
14 34 (1.53%) NetScaler
15 29 (1.30%) SSL
16 28 (1.26%) NAS
17 24 (1.08%) MPLS
17 24 (1.08%) FTP
18 22 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 776 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 198 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 194 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 138 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 98 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 72 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 65 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 62 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 56 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (1.93%) MySQL
11 34 (1.53%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.39%) MS Access
13 26 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (0.58%) OLAP
16 12 (0.54%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (0.36%) DTS
19 7 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 157 (7.05%) Visual Studio
2 94 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (1.48%) NUnit
4 26 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
5 24 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 22 (0.99%) Moq
7 18 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (0.81%) JIRA
8 16 (0.72%) Selenium
8 16 (0.72%) Subversion
9 15 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.58%) MSTest
11 12 (0.54%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (0.45%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (0.36%) MorphX
14 7 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (0.31%) FxCop
14 7 (0.31%) StyleCop
15 6 (0.27%) Log4Net
General
1 298 (13.39%) Finance
2 79 (3.55%) Advertising
3 56 (2.52%) Retail
4 49 (2.20%) Back Office
4 49 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 43 (1.93%) Legal
6 40 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 40 (1.80%) Banking
7 37 (1.66%) Aerospace
8 34 (1.53%) Marketing
9 27 (1.21%) Games
10 26 (1.17%) Military
11 19 (0.85%) Law
12 16 (0.72%) Front Office
13 9 (0.40%) French Language
14 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.27%) Publishing
15 6 (0.27%) Billing
16 5 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 647 (29.07%) Developer
2 328 (14.73%) Analyst
3 256 (11.50%) .NET Developer
4 212 (9.52%) Consultant
5 176 (7.91%) C# Developer
6 149 (6.69%) Support Engineer
7 137 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
8 115 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 111 (4.99%) Support Analyst
9 111 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
10 105 (4.72%) Software Developer
11 103 (4.63%) Senior Developer
12 101 (4.54%) Administrator
13 97 (4.36%) Architect
14 77 (3.46%) IT Support
15 68 (3.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 65 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 62 (2.79%) Software Engineer
18 58 (2.61%) Junior
19 54 (2.43%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 719 (32.30%) .NET
2 515 (23.14%) ASP.NET
3 371 (16.67%) HTML
4 346 (15.54%) CSS
5 251 (11.28%) .NET Framework
6 247 (11.10%) jQuery
7 239 (10.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 130 (5.84%) XML
8 130 (5.84%) WCF
9 123 (5.53%) Web Services
10 95 (4.27%) HTML5
11 83 (3.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 77 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 74 (3.32%) CSS3
14 67 (3.01%) AngularJS
15 64 (2.88%) Ajax
16 47 (2.11%) WPF
17 41 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
18 40 (1.80%) WinForms
18 40 (1.80%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (3.64%) Clustering
3 76 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 50 (2.25%) Mathematics
6 47 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.93%) Client/Server
8 32 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.35%) Open Source
9 30 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.30%) Replication
11 26 (1.17%) E-Learning
12 23 (1.03%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.03%) Thin Client
13 18 (0.81%) PKI
14 17 (0.76%) Physics
15 16 (0.72%) Statistics
16 14 (0.63%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.63%) EPoS
16 14 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 855 (38.41%) Windows
2 285 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 170 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 142 (6.38%) Windows 7
6 114 (5.12%) Linux
7 74 (3.32%) Windows XP
8 61 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 42 (1.89%) Windows Vista
10 30 (1.35%) UNIX
11 13 (0.58%) Android
12 12 (0.54%) Solaris
13 11 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.36%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.36%) AIX
16 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (15.05%) ITIL
2 321 (14.42%) MVC
3 314 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (8.00%) Project Management
5 175 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
6 131 (5.88%) OO
7 123 (5.53%) CRM
8 116 (5.21%) Time Management
8 116 (5.21%) Software Engineering
9 112 (5.03%) Mentoring
10 97 (4.36%) Service Management
11 96 (4.31%) Scrum
12 90 (4.04%) PRINCE2
13 85 (3.82%) Waterfall
14 80 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
15 77 (3.46%) Migration
16 75 (3.37%) ERP
16 75 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
17 69 (3.10%) Web Development
18 68 (3.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 650 (29.20%) SQL
2 643 (28.89%) C#
3 406 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 214 (9.61%) T-SQL
5 111 (4.99%) VB.NET
6 105 (4.72%) Java
7 104 (4.67%) PowerShell
8 79 (3.55%) C++
9 57 (2.56%) VB
10 45 (2.02%) C
11 37 (1.66%) PHP
12 29 (1.30%) Python
13 27 (1.21%) Perl
14 24 (1.08%) VBA
15 22 (0.99%) Ruby
16 15 (0.67%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.63%) VBScript
18 13 (0.58%) VB6
18 13 (0.58%) X++
19 9 (0.40%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 374 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 261 (11.73%) Degree
3 216 (9.70%) Security Cleared
4 147 (6.60%) SC Cleared
5 142 (6.38%) MCSE
6 129 (5.80%) MCP
7 106 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 100 (4.49%) MCITP
9 85 (3.82%) MCSA
10 74 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
12 58 (2.61%) CCNA
13 53 (2.38%) CCA
14 44 (1.98%) DV Cleared
15 40 (1.80%) ISEB
16 39 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (1.66%) MCSD
18 30 (1.35%) CCEA
19 29 (1.30%) CCEE
20 27 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.62%) SLA
2 45 (2.02%) QA
3 20 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
System Software
1 538 (24.17%) Active Directory
2 287 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 104 (4.67%) XenApp
5 82 (3.68%) VMware ESX
6 66 (2.96%) vSphere
7 60 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 42 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (1.71%) Terminal Services
10 32 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 16 (0.72%) XenServer
12 14 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (0.58%) UAG
14 12 (0.54%) vCloud
15 8 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.31%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.18%) NFS
19 3 (0.13%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 148 (6.65%) SCCM
2 99 (4.45%) SCOM
3 34 (1.53%) SCVMM
4 33 (1.48%) Backup Exec
5 31 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 25 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 22 (0.99%) HP SIM
8 14 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.63%) SCOrch
8 14 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 13 (0.58%) OpenView
10 12 (0.54%) WSUS
10 12 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 12 (0.54%) SCSM
11 9 (0.40%) Nagios
12 7 (0.31%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.27%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 390 (17.52%) VMware
2 281 (12.62%) Citrix
3 213 (9.57%) Cisco
4 133 (5.97%) Oracle
5 108 (4.85%) HP
6 69 (3.10%) SAP
7 68 (3.05%) Dell
8 65 (2.92%) Symantec
9 60 (2.70%) Avaya
10 58 (2.61%) EMC
11 51 (2.29%) IBM
12 36 (1.62%) CheckPoint
13 34 (1.53%) AppSense
14 28 (1.26%) Business Objects
15 26 (1.17%) Apple
15 26 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 23 (1.03%) NetApp
17 21 (0.94%) SonicWALL
18 19 (0.85%) Adobe
18 19 (0.85%) Sophos
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