The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 162 172 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 21.37% 18.74% 12.49%
As % of the Vendors category 45.13% 33.66% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 161 151 103
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
359 511 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 47.36% 55.66% 40.99%
Number of salaries quoted 345 424 318
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £25,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Southampton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

1 168 (53.16%) MS Excel
2 160 (50.63%) Windows
3 96 (30.38%) Active Directory
3 96 (30.38%) VMware
4 94 (29.75%) .NET
4 94 (29.75%) SQL Server
5 93 (29.43%) Windows Server
6 87 (27.53%) C#
7 82 (25.95%) MS Exchange
8 81 (25.63%) SQL
9 69 (21.84%) ASP.NET
10 67 (21.20%) SAN
11 65 (20.57%) MVC
11 65 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 63 (19.94%) Exchange Server 2010
13 62 (19.62%) JavaScript
14 61 (19.30%) Citrix
15 59 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 58 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2013
17 53 (16.77%) jQuery
18 52 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
19 49 (15.51%) Linux
20 46 (14.56%) LINQ
21 45 (14.24%) ITIL
22 43 (13.61%) MS Office
23 41 (12.97%) .NET Framework
23 41 (12.97%) XenApp
24 38 (12.03%) XenDesktop
24 38 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
24 38 (12.03%) Entity Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 82 (25.95%) MS Exchange
2 63 (19.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (4.43%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.80%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.27%) IIS
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.95%) CMS
9 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.63%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 168 (53.16%) MS Excel
2 43 (13.61%) MS Office
3 5 (1.58%) MS Project
4 4 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (9.18%) Office 365
3 10 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 67 (21.20%) SAN
2 24 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.33%) DHCP
3 20 (6.33%) DNS
4 15 (4.75%) WAN
5 14 (4.43%) LAN
6 13 (4.11%) Firewall
6 13 (4.11%) Network Security
7 12 (3.80%) VoIP
8 11 (3.48%) NAS
9 9 (2.85%) WLAN
10 8 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.22%) VPN
12 5 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.27%) Intranet
14 3 (0.95%) CTI
14 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
15 2 (0.63%) FTP
16 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (29.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.27%) MS Access
6 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.95%) MySQL
6 3 (0.95%) OLAP
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) GeoQlik
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) OLTP
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (7.91%) Moq
2 23 (7.28%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.38%) NUnit
4 10 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.63%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (6.96%) Retail
2 13 (4.11%) Finance
3 8 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.58%) Legal
4 5 (1.58%) Marketing
5 4 (1.27%) French Language
6 3 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Hebrew Language
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (20.89%) Developer
2 50 (15.82%) Analyst
3 39 (12.34%) Consultant
4 36 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (9.81%) IT Support
6 29 (9.18%) .NET Developer
6 29 (9.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 27 (8.54%) IT Engineer
8 26 (8.23%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (8.23%) Service Analyst
8 26 (8.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 25 (7.91%) Administrator
10 24 (7.59%) Software Developer
10 24 (7.59%) Web Developer
11 22 (6.96%) 1st Line Support
12 21 (6.65%) .NET Web Developer
13 20 (6.33%) Software Engineer
14 17 (5.38%) Senior Software Engineer
15 16 (5.06%) IT Consultant
16 14 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.75%) .NET
2 69 (21.84%) ASP.NET
3 53 (16.77%) jQuery
4 52 (16.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (14.56%) LINQ
6 41 (12.97%) .NET Framework
7 38 (12.03%) Entity Framework
8 25 (7.91%) CSS
8 25 (7.91%) HTML
9 20 (6.33%) WCF
10 19 (6.01%) XML
11 18 (5.70%) COM
12 15 (4.75%) Web Services
13 13 (4.11%) RESTful
14 12 (3.80%) NHibernate
14 12 (3.80%) REST
14 12 (3.80%) SOAP
14 12 (3.80%) STL
15 9 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 4 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.43%) EPoS
2 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.16%) Private Cloud
4 8 (2.53%) NHS
5 7 (2.22%) User Experience
6 6 (1.90%) PKI
7 4 (1.27%) iPad
8 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.95%) Life Science
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.63%) Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) Social Media
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) FMCG
10 1 (0.32%) Informatics
10 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 160 (50.63%) Windows
2 93 (29.43%) Windows Server
3 65 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (15.51%) Linux
6 27 (8.54%) Solaris
7 15 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.16%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.85%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.53%) Unix
10 8 (2.53%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.58%) Android
13 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.57%) MVC
2 45 (14.24%) ITIL
3 31 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (7.59%) Service Management
5 23 (7.28%) CRM
6 22 (6.96%) OOD
7 21 (6.65%) Software Engineering
8 19 (6.01%) Migration
9 15 (4.75%) Incident Management
10 14 (4.43%) ERP
10 14 (4.43%) Project Management
11 13 (4.11%) Workflow
12 12 (3.80%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.80%) Multithreading
13 11 (3.48%) SDLC
14 10 (3.16%) Configuration Management
15 9 (2.85%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (2.85%) Load Testing
15 9 (2.85%) OO
16 8 (2.53%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.53%) C#
2 81 (25.63%) SQL
3 62 (19.62%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.81%) VB.NET
5 17 (5.38%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.11%) C++
7 9 (2.85%) Java
7 9 (2.85%) VBScript
8 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.63%) Python
9 2 (0.63%) Ruby
10 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 28 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 24 (7.59%) MCSE
4 20 (6.33%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.06%) Degree
6 11 (3.48%) A+ Certification
7 8 (2.53%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.27%) MCP
10 3 (0.95%) CCDA
10 3 (0.95%) CCDP
10 3 (0.95%) CCNA
10 3 (0.95%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) CCIE
12 1 (0.32%) ISEB
12 1 (0.32%) MCITP
12 1 (0.32%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.32%) PMP
12 1 (0.32%) RHCE
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.43%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 96 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.97%) XenApp
3 38 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.03%) XenDesktop
4 34 (10.76%) vSphere
5 15 (4.75%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.16%) vCloud
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.32%) KVM
8 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (1.58%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.58%) SCCM
3 3 (0.95%) SCOM
4 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 96 (30.38%) VMware
2 61 (19.30%) Citrix
3 27 (8.54%) EMC
4 24 (7.59%) Cisco
5 23 (7.28%) SAP
6 19 (6.01%) HP
7 17 (5.38%) Oracle
8 10 (3.16%) 3PAR
8 10 (3.16%) NetApp
9 8 (2.53%) IFS
10 6 (1.90%) CA
10 6 (1.90%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (1.90%) Infoblox
11 4 (1.27%) Adobe
11 4 (1.27%) Kofax
11 4 (1.27%) Nintex
11 4 (1.27%) Sophos
12 3 (0.95%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.63%) Dell
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