The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 7.32% 12.20% 11.48%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 25.64% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 4
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £65,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
South East

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

Vendors Category
Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 39 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 43.90% 47.56% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 18
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Sussex

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Sussex

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) SCVMM
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) IIS
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) MOF
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Replication
5 2 (20.00%) Back Office
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) RavenDB
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) OLTP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) NUnit
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (20.00%) WATIR
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (20.00%) Moq
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) NCrunch
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) WiX
2 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) MSMQ
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) Spring.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (20.00%) StructureMap
2 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (20.00%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
3 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) MOF
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SCSM
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
1 2 (20.00%) Endeca
1 2 (20.00%) Google
1 2 (20.00%) Coremetrics
1 2 (20.00%) Unica
1 2 (20.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) VMware