The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Suffolk 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 133 118 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 30.50% 19.06% 29.06%
As % of the Vendors category 63.94% 48.56% 54.80%
Number of salaries quoted 104 113 162
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
208 243 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 47.71% 39.26% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 172 235 296
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
East of England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +6 63 £39,000 -2.50% 8
Bury St Edmunds +16 47 £45,000 - 2
Lowestoft +6 3 £33,750 +3.84%
Stowmarket +5 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Newmarket - 1 £37,500 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 168 (57.53%) C#
2 161 (55.14%) .NET
3 134 (45.89%) SQL Server
4 120 (41.10%) Windows
5 117 (40.07%) MS Excel
5 117 (40.07%) SQL
6 113 (38.70%) SharePoint
7 95 (32.53%) Web Services
8 86 (29.45%) XML
9 85 (29.11%) ASP.NET
10 75 (25.68%) Degree
11 72 (24.66%) CRM
12 68 (23.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 64 (21.92%) Dynamics CRM
14 61 (20.89%) WCF
15 54 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
16 50 (17.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 49 (16.78%) SOAP
18 48 (16.44%) MVC
19 47 (16.10%) TDD
20 44 (15.07%) Active Directory
21 41 (14.04%) Visual Studio
22 40 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
23 39 (13.36%) BizTalk Server
24 37 (12.67%) Finance
24 37 (12.67%) MS Exchange
25 34 (11.64%) .NET Framework
26 33 (11.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 33 (11.30%) Waterfall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 113 (38.70%) SharePoint
2 39 (13.36%) BizTalk Server
3 37 (12.67%) MS Exchange
4 21 (7.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (5.82%) IIS
6 14 (4.79%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (3.77%) Apache
7 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (3.08%) Oracle 10gAS
9 9 (3.08%) Oracle Application Server
10 7 (2.40%) Node.js
11 6 (2.05%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 117 (40.07%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.16%) MS Office
3 14 (4.79%) MS Project
4 4 (1.37%) PowerPivot
5 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (21.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.40%) SaaS
3 5 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.22%) Firewall
2 21 (7.19%) SAN
3 19 (6.51%) DNS
4 17 (5.82%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.77%) VPN
5 11 (3.77%) Wireshark
6 10 (3.42%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (3.08%) Intranet
8 8 (2.74%) LAN
8 8 (2.74%) WAN
9 5 (1.71%) DHCP
10 4 (1.37%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.37%) Internet
11 2 (0.68%) NAS
11 2 (0.68%) HTTP
11 2 (0.68%) VoIP
11 2 (0.68%) SSH
11 2 (0.68%) VLAN
12 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (45.89%) SQL Server
2 68 (23.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (17.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (11.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (5.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 12 (4.11%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.08%) Oracle OLAP
7 9 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (3.08%) OLAP
7 9 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.08%) DTS
8 8 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.74%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (14.04%) Visual Studio
2 30 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (3.08%) PVCS
4 9 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (3.08%) NUnit
4 9 (3.08%) MorphX
4 9 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.40%) ReSharper
6 5 (1.71%) Selenium
7 4 (1.37%) JIRA
8 2 (0.68%) Ant
8 2 (0.68%) JUnit
8 2 (0.68%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.68%) Subversion
8 2 (0.68%) Maven
8 2 (0.68%) JMeter
8 2 (0.68%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.68%) NCover
8 2 (0.68%) FxCop
General
1 37 (12.67%) Finance
2 7 (2.40%) Advertising
3 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 167 (57.19%) Developer
2 53 (18.15%) C# Developer
3 42 (14.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 41 (14.04%) Analyst
5 39 (13.36%) .NET Developer
6 27 (9.25%) SharePoint Developer
7 25 (8.56%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.85%) Administrator
8 20 (6.85%) Microsoft Developer
9 18 (6.16%) Software Developer
10 15 (5.14%) Architect
11 13 (4.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (4.45%) Agile C# Developer
12 12 (4.11%) CRM Developer
12 12 (4.11%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.77%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.77%) Applications Developer
13 11 (3.77%) SharePoint Administrator
13 11 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (55.14%) .NET
2 95 (32.53%) Web Services
3 86 (29.45%) XML
4 85 (29.11%) ASP.NET
5 61 (20.89%) WCF
6 49 (16.78%) SOAP
7 34 (11.64%) .NET Framework
8 31 (10.62%) WPF
9 30 (10.27%) JSON
10 27 (9.25%) HTML
10 27 (9.25%) CSS
10 27 (9.25%) Silverlight
11 26 (8.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 24 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (7.19%) jQuery
14 20 (6.85%) WinForms
15 18 (6.16%) XSLT
16 17 (5.82%) WSH
17 15 (5.14%) MDX
17 15 (5.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.62%) N-Tier
2 30 (10.27%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.51%) Replication
4 11 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.08%) GIS
6 9 (3.08%) Clustering
7 6 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.03%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.03%) Open Source
10 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.34%) LPAR
11 1 (0.34%) Online Games
11 1 (0.34%) AS400
11 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 120 (41.10%) Windows
2 23 (7.88%) Linux
3 15 (5.14%) UNIX
4 11 (3.77%) Windows 8
4 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) HPUX
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.66%) CRM
2 54 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (16.44%) MVC
4 47 (16.10%) TDD
5 40 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (11.30%) Waterfall
7 32 (10.96%) SOA
8 30 (10.27%) Migration
8 30 (10.27%) Data Migration
9 29 (9.93%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (8.56%) MVVM
11 22 (7.53%) Configuration Management
11 22 (7.53%) Project Planning
12 19 (6.51%) Risk Management
13 18 (6.16%) ITIL
14 16 (5.48%) UML
14 16 (5.48%) OO
15 15 (5.14%) Analytics
16 14 (4.79%) ERP
16 14 (4.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 168 (57.53%) C#
2 117 (40.07%) SQL
3 32 (10.96%) T-SQL
4 28 (9.59%) Java
5 26 (8.90%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 11 (3.77%) PHP
8 10 (3.42%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.42%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.08%) X++
10 6 (2.05%) XAML
11 3 (1.03%) Ruby
12 2 (0.68%) VBA
12 2 (0.68%) C
12 2 (0.68%) VB
12 2 (0.68%) Perl
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 75 (25.68%) Degree
2 40 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (6.16%) MCP
4 16 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 13 (4.45%) MCSD
5 13 (4.45%) MCITP
6 11 (3.77%) MCTS
7 10 (3.42%) Sun Certification
8 6 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.71%) MCSE
9 5 (1.71%) MCSA
10 4 (1.37%) ISEB
10 4 (1.37%) MCPD
10 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.68%) CCNP
11 2 (0.68%) CCNA
12 1 (0.34%) HND
12 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.08%) SLA
2 5 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 44 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.74%) KVM
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.03%) XenApp
7 1 (0.34%) XenServer
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.42%) Puppet
1 10 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (9.93%) VMware
2 21 (7.19%) Oracle
3 15 (5.14%) CheckPoint
4 9 (3.08%) Serena
4 9 (3.08%) Cisco
5 7 (2.40%) HP
5 7 (2.40%) Citrix
6 6 (2.05%) Dell
7 5 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.03%) Google
9 2 (0.68%) Symantec
9 2 (0.68%) IBM
10 1 (0.34%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.34%) SAP
10 1 (0.34%) NetApp
10 1 (0.34%) Apple
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