The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 4.26% 15.91% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 58.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 7
Average salary £25,500 £29,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.83%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
Staffordshire

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

Vendors Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
16 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 34.04% 27.27% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 11
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Stafford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Business Analysis
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
3 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) UML
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Usability Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) MSTest
4 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) NHS
6 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 1 (8.33%) XenApp
7 1 (8.33%) XenServer

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (41.67%) MSTest
General
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Tester
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Report Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Report Writer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) WCF
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Business Analysis
2 6 (50.00%) UML
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Usability Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Xen
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
1 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Dell