The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 88 141 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 14.74% 27.49% 22.56%
As % of the Vendors category 48.62% 65.58% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 79 114 81
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £20,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
Microsoft
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
181 215 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 30.32% 41.91% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 143 177 152
Average salary £29,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.67% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £17,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Microsoft
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -10 61 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Bury St Edmunds -1 13 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Lowestoft 0 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 72 (44.72%) Windows
2 57 (35.40%) MS Excel
3 47 (29.19%) Active Directory
4 36 (22.36%) MS Office
4 36 (22.36%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 35 (21.74%) .NET
5 35 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (18.63%) C#
7 29 (18.01%) SQL
7 29 (18.01%) SQL Server
7 29 (18.01%) MS Exchange
8 28 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (16.15%) ITIL
10 24 (14.91%) Linux
11 22 (13.66%) Finance
12 20 (12.42%) Windows 7
13 19 (11.80%) Java
14 18 (11.18%) Apple
15 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (10.56%) Bash Shell
16 16 (9.94%) High Availability
16 16 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (9.94%) DevOps
16 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
17 15 (9.32%) Degree
17 15 (9.32%) Ruby
17 15 (9.32%) Cisco
17 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 29 (18.01%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.07%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.21%) Documentum
5 4 (2.48%) IIS
5 4 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.62%) Apache
8 1 (0.62%) CMS
8 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (35.40%) MS Excel
2 36 (22.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.32%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (4.35%) Office 365
4 2 (1.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) VoIP
2 12 (7.45%) Internet
3 10 (6.21%) DNS
4 9 (5.59%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (4.97%) DHCP
5 8 (4.97%) SMTP
6 7 (4.35%) VPN
6 7 (4.35%) Wireless
7 6 (3.73%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.73%) SAN
7 6 (3.73%) WAN
7 6 (3.73%) xDSL
8 4 (2.48%) LAN
8 4 (2.48%) Skype
8 4 (2.48%) VLAN
9 3 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.24%) Firewall
10 2 (1.24%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.24%) Network Security
10 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) Big Data
4 1 (0.62%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.62%) Datazen
4 1 (0.62%) OLAP
4 1 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.62%) QlikView
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (6.21%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.62%) JMeter
4 1 (0.62%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
4 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Legal
3 6 (3.73%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.24%) Law
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (17.39%) Developer
2 23 (14.29%) Analyst
2 23 (14.29%) IT Support
3 20 (12.42%) Project Manager
4 19 (11.80%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.70%) Architect
5 14 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) AWS Developer
7 11 (6.83%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) Desktop Support
8 10 (6.21%) IT Analyst
8 10 (6.21%) Support Specialist
9 9 (5.59%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.59%) IT Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) IT Support Specialist
9 9 (5.59%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (4.97%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (4.97%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.74%) .NET
2 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
3 14 (8.70%) XML
4 10 (6.21%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.21%) HTML
5 9 (5.59%) ADO
6 5 (3.11%) Web Services
7 4 (2.48%) WCF
7 4 (2.48%) WPF
8 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.86%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.86%) jQuery
8 3 (1.86%) LINQ
8 3 (1.86%) SOAP
9 2 (1.24%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.24%) CSS
9 2 (1.24%) J2EE
9 2 (1.24%) Java EE
10 1 (0.62%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.70%) Mathematics
3 11 (6.83%) N-Tier
4 10 (6.21%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.97%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.97%) Statistics
6 7 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.35%) Fat Client
6 7 (4.35%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.73%) User Experience
8 4 (2.48%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.62%) EPoS
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.62%) NHS
10 1 (0.62%) Replication
10 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (44.72%) Windows
2 35 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 24 (14.91%) Linux
4 20 (12.42%) Windows 7
5 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.07%) Windows XP
7 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.15%) ITIL
3 16 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (9.94%) DevOps
3 16 (9.94%) High Availability
4 15 (9.32%) Configuration Management
4 15 (9.32%) SDLC
5 13 (8.07%) Document Management
5 13 (8.07%) Project Management
5 13 (8.07%) Risk Management
6 12 (7.45%) Build Automation
7 10 (6.21%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.59%) Analytics
8 9 (5.59%) CRM
8 9 (5.59%) MVC
9 8 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.97%) ERP
9 8 (4.97%) Scrum
10 7 (4.35%) ITIL V3
10 7 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.63%) C#
2 29 (18.01%) SQL
3 19 (11.80%) Java
4 17 (10.56%) Bash Shell
5 15 (9.32%) Ruby
6 11 (6.83%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.21%) VB
8 6 (3.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.11%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.86%) PHP
10 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.62%) C++
12 1 (0.62%) Jython
12 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 15 (9.32%) Degree
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.45%) AWS Certification
3 7 (4.35%) MCP
4 5 (3.11%) A+ Certification
4 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.86%) ISEB
5 3 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.24%) CCNA
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) QA
System Software
1 47 (29.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.24%) NFS
4 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (9.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (11.18%) Apple
2 15 (9.32%) Cisco
3 13 (8.07%) Citrix
4 10 (6.21%) EMC
5 8 (4.97%) Planview
6 7 (4.35%) Sage
7 6 (3.73%) VMware
8 5 (3.11%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.48%) HP
9 4 (2.48%) Sophos
10 3 (1.86%) Kofax
11 2 (1.24%) Autodesk
11 2 (1.24%) IBM
11 2 (1.24%) IFS
11 2 (1.24%) Lotus
11 2 (1.24%) Oracle
11 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.24%) SAP
12 1 (0.62%) Forcepoint
12 1 (0.62%) Tableau
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