The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Stafford region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 16.33% 26.19% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 68.75% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 2
Average salary £34,250 £26,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.24% -33.75%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
12 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 24.49% 38.10% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 12
Average salary £33,500 £26,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.41% -29.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,000 £16,850
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Staffordshire

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 16 April 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 12 (66.67%) SQL
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) ETL
2 7 (38.89%) Business Objects
2 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (33.33%) MS Project
3 6 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
6 3 (16.67%) NetApp
6 3 (16.67%) UML
6 3 (16.67%) WCF
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Lync
6 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.11%) Veeam
7 2 (11.11%) Office 365
7 2 (11.11%) MSTest
7 2 (11.11%) WSUS
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.11%) MSTest
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) MI Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ETL
1 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (16.67%) UML
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Usability Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) VBA
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Xen
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) WSUS
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Business Objects
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (11.11%) Veeam
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel