The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 49 31 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 24.75% 19.14% 28.13%
As % of the Vendors category 46.67% 43.06% 50.56%
Number of salaries quoted 40 30 17
Average salary £60,000 £40,310 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.84% +32.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,200 £53,050 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

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

Vendors Category
St Albans
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
105 72 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 53.03% 44.44% 55.63%
Number of salaries quoted 95 71 42
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +63.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

Microsoft
Salary Trend in St Albans

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in St Albans

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in St Albans

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the St Albans region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in St Albans

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 69 (65.09%) SQL
2 62 (58.49%) MS Excel
3 61 (57.55%) .NET
4 59 (55.66%) C#
5 53 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (46.23%) HTML
6 49 (46.23%) ASP.NET
7 48 (45.28%) SharePoint
7 48 (45.28%) MVC
8 44 (41.51%) CSS
8 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
8 44 (41.51%) Oracle
9 43 (40.57%) HTML5
10 42 (39.62%) jQuery
11 40 (37.74%) Windows
12 39 (36.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (36.79%) Scrum
12 39 (36.79%) PL/SQL
13 38 (35.85%) XML
13 38 (35.85%) XSLT
13 38 (35.85%) OOD
13 38 (35.85%) SOA
13 38 (35.85%) Objective-C
13 38 (35.85%) TDD
13 38 (35.85%) NUnit
13 38 (35.85%) Ajax
13 38 (35.85%) CSS3
13 38 (35.85%) WebSockets
13 38 (35.85%) Multithreading
13 38 (35.85%) TeamCity

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 48 (45.28%) SharePoint
2 22 (20.75%) MS Exchange
3 17 (16.04%) IIS
4 13 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (9.43%) CMS
6 8 (7.55%) EPiServer CMS
7 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.83%) Lync
10 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 62 (58.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Office 365
2 5 (4.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.92%) Firewall
2 9 (8.49%) DHCP
2 9 (8.49%) DNS
3 7 (6.60%) SAN
4 6 (5.66%) VLAN
4 6 (5.66%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (0.94%) WAN
6 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.70%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (16.04%) QlikView
3 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.83%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.89%) dBASE
10 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (35.85%) NUnit
1 38 (35.85%) Selenium
1 38 (35.85%) TeamCity
1 38 (35.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (9.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (67.92%) Developer
2 48 (45.28%) .NET Developer
3 41 (38.68%) Senior Developer
4 40 (37.74%) C# Developer
4 40 (37.74%) Senior .NET Developer
4 40 (37.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (35.85%) Senior C# Developer
6 20 (18.87%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (18.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (18.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (17.92%) Senior Web Developer
7 19 (17.92%) Software Engineer
7 19 (17.92%) Web Developer
7 19 (17.92%) C# Web Developer
7 19 (17.92%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 19 (17.92%) .NET Web Developer
8 18 (16.98%) .NET Software Engineer
8 18 (16.98%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 18 (16.98%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 18 (16.98%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (57.55%) .NET
2 49 (46.23%) ASP.NET
2 49 (46.23%) HTML
3 44 (41.51%) CSS
4 43 (40.57%) HTML5
5 42 (39.62%) jQuery
6 39 (36.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (35.85%) CSS3
7 38 (35.85%) WebSockets
7 38 (35.85%) XML
7 38 (35.85%) XSLT
7 38 (35.85%) Ajax
7 38 (35.85%) WCF
7 38 (35.85%) Silverlight
8 18 (16.98%) WinForms
8 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.77%) Kendo UI
12 2 (1.89%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Mathematics
2 16 (15.09%) Visualisation
3 8 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.66%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.66%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.77%) Replication
6 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Windows
2 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.66%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.66%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.28%) MVC
3 39 (36.79%) Scrum
4 38 (35.85%) TDD
4 38 (35.85%) OOD
4 38 (35.85%) SOA
4 38 (35.85%) Web Development
4 38 (35.85%) Multithreading
4 38 (35.85%) Low Latency
4 38 (35.85%) Mobile Development
5 31 (29.25%) Open Source
6 21 (19.81%) Analytics
7 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 17 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
10 9 (8.49%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (8.49%) Migration
11 8 (7.55%) Project Management
11 8 (7.55%) ETL
11 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (65.09%) SQL
2 59 (55.66%) C#
3 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
4 39 (36.79%) PL/SQL
5 38 (35.85%) Objective-C
6 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Degree
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.55%) CCNA
3 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.66%) MCP
5 2 (1.89%) MCSE
5 2 (1.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 21 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 21 (19.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.15%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.55%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.66%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.72%) vSphere
6 3 (2.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Vendors
1 44 (41.51%) Oracle
2 21 (19.81%) VMware
3 17 (16.04%) Tableau
3 17 (16.04%) Cisco
4 13 (12.26%) HP
5 10 (9.43%) Telerik
6 9 (8.49%) Citrix
7 8 (7.55%) Dell
7 8 (7.55%) EPiServer
8 7 (6.60%) Apple
8 7 (6.60%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.66%) SAP
10 4 (3.77%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.89%) Websense
12 1 (0.94%) Informatica
12 1 (0.94%) Novell