The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 46 34 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 21.50% 11.76% 11.44%
As % of the Vendors category 41.82% 39.08% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 41 27 26
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Vendors Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
110 87 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 51.40% 30.10% 21.61%
Number of salaries quoted 92 73 48
Average salary £34,500 £27,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 46 (65.71%) SQL Server
2 36 (51.43%) SQL
2 36 (51.43%) MS Excel
3 23 (32.86%) Windows
4 22 (31.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (25.71%) C#
6 18 (25.71%) .NET
7 15 (21.43%) VMware
7 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (15.71%) Cognos
11 11 (15.71%) Project Management
11 11 (15.71%) SaaS
12 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 10 (14.29%) HTML
13 9 (12.86%) MCITP
13 9 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (12.86%) MCSA
13 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (12.86%) Degree
14 8 (11.43%) HTML5
14 8 (11.43%) CSS
14 8 (11.43%) XML
14 8 (11.43%) VB.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 6 (8.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 36 (51.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) LAN
1 5 (7.14%) WAN
2 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.71%) Internet
3 2 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (65.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (31.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.71%) Data Mining
6 4 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.86%) MS Access
8 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Ranorex
1 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.86%) QADirector
2 2 (2.86%) TestPartner
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Administrator
2 10 (14.29%) DBA
3 9 (12.86%) Developer
3 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Tester
5 7 (10.00%) Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
7 5 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.14%) MI Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.71%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) IT Support
10 2 (2.86%) Project Support Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) HTML
3 8 (11.43%) HTML5
3 8 (11.43%) CSS
3 8 (11.43%) XML
4 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.86%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.86%) WinForms
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) COM
6 1 (1.43%) XHTML
6 1 (1.43%) XSL
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) WCF
6 1 (1.43%) WPF
6 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Clustering
2 5 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
3 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) UNIX
3 5 (7.14%) Solaris
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (7.14%) CentOS
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
1 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.71%) Project Management
3 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (11.43%) MVC
5 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.57%) SDLC
7 5 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (7.14%) Load Testing
7 5 (7.14%) System Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.71%) Test Planning
8 4 (5.71%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Propensity Modelling
8 4 (5.71%) Analytics
8 4 (5.71%) SOA
8 4 (5.71%) CRM
8 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (51.43%) SQL
2 18 (25.71%) C#
3 14 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.43%) VB.NET
5 5 (7.14%) VB
6 2 (2.86%) VBA
7 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) C++
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) MCITP
1 9 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (12.86%) MCSA
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (12.86%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) ISEB
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) VMware
2 11 (15.71%) Cognos
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco
4 4 (5.71%) Adobe
4 4 (5.71%) Alterian
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
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