The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 137 62 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 23.22% 12.89% 14.48%
As % of the Vendors category 45.67% 29.67% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 121 60 70
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,576 £50,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Wiltshire

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

Vendors Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
300 209 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 50.85% 43.45% 48.21%
Number of salaries quoted 245 191 234
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,750 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Swindon

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Swindon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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.

1 100 (39.37%) MS Excel
2 92 (36.22%) Windows
3 81 (31.89%) .NET
4 80 (31.50%) SQL Server
5 68 (26.77%) C#
6 66 (25.98%) SQL
7 62 (24.41%) Active Directory
8 61 (24.02%) ASP.NET
9 60 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (23.23%) ITIL
11 52 (20.47%) VMware
12 43 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (16.54%) Degree
14 41 (16.14%) JavaScript
15 40 (15.75%) Finance
15 40 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (14.57%) .NET Framework
18 36 (14.17%) Cisco
19 35 (13.78%) OO
20 34 (13.39%) Firewall
21 33 (12.99%) Oracle
21 33 (12.99%) MS Office
21 33 (12.99%) Waterfall
21 33 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
22 32 (12.60%) MVC
23 30 (11.81%) IIS
23 30 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
24 29 (11.42%) OOD
25 28 (11.02%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 30 (11.81%) IIS
2 28 (11.02%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.36%) Lync
4 6 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.97%) iPlanet
6 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle UPK
7 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.79%) Site Server
7 2 (0.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 100 (39.37%) MS Excel
2 33 (12.99%) MS Office
3 11 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.79%) MS Project
5 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.79%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.39%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.79%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.79%) SAP SM
2 2 (0.79%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.54%) Office 365
3 4 (1.57%) SaaS
3 4 (1.57%) IaaS
4 2 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.39%) Firewall
2 24 (9.45%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.51%) SAN
3 14 (5.51%) WAN
4 12 (4.72%) LAN
5 11 (4.33%) DHCP
5 11 (4.33%) DNS
6 9 (3.54%) VoIP
7 8 (3.15%) SNMP
7 8 (3.15%) Internet
8 7 (2.76%) VPN
8 7 (2.76%) Network Security
9 5 (1.97%) LDAP
9 5 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.57%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.18%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.18%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (31.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (9.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (5.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.36%) MySQL
8 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.57%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.79%) MS Access
10 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.39%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 40 (15.75%) Finance
2 22 (8.66%) Retail
3 9 (3.54%) Banking
4 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.36%) Back Office
5 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.97%) Advertising
6 5 (1.97%) German Language
7 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Military
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (22.05%) Developer
2 38 (14.96%) Consultant
3 26 (10.24%) Technical Consultant
4 19 (7.48%) Analyst
4 19 (7.48%) .NET Developer
5 18 (7.09%) C# Developer
6 17 (6.69%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.69%) DBA
7 16 (6.30%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.30%) SQL DBA
7 16 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (5.51%) SQL Server DBA
8 14 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (5.12%) ITSM Consultant
10 11 (4.33%) Administrator
11 10 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (3.15%) Solutions Consultant
12 8 (3.15%) Technical Support
12 8 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (31.89%) .NET
2 61 (24.02%) ASP.NET
3 37 (14.57%) .NET Framework
4 25 (9.84%) jQuery
5 23 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (8.66%) Web Services
7 20 (7.87%) HTML
7 20 (7.87%) SOAP
8 18 (7.09%) MSMQ
9 13 (5.12%) CSS
10 7 (2.76%) WCF
10 7 (2.76%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.36%) HTML5
11 6 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 5 (1.97%) SAML
12 5 (1.97%) Ajax
12 5 (1.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (1.57%) XHTML
14 2 (0.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.36%) E-Learning
5 4 (1.57%) Social Media
5 4 (1.57%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.57%) Video Editing
5 4 (1.57%) Blog
5 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.18%) PMI
6 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.79%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.79%) Physics
7 2 (0.79%) CMDB
7 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 92 (36.22%) Windows
2 38 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (7.48%) Linux
6 10 (3.94%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.54%) UNIX
8 8 (3.15%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.36%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.18%) Solaris
11 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.79%) Android
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.23%) ITIL
3 35 (13.78%) OO
4 33 (12.99%) Waterfall
5 32 (12.60%) MVC
6 29 (11.42%) OOD
7 23 (9.06%) Service Management
8 21 (8.27%) ITSM
9 20 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (7.48%) BDD
11 18 (7.09%) Scrum
11 18 (7.09%) Project Management
12 17 (6.69%) Line Management
12 17 (6.69%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.69%) Performance Improvement
12 17 (6.69%) PRINCE2
13 16 (6.30%) Time Management
14 14 (5.51%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.51%) Coaching
15 13 (5.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (26.77%) C#
2 66 (25.98%) SQL
3 41 (16.14%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.84%) Java
5 22 (8.66%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 9 (3.54%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.36%) C++
9 5 (1.97%) VB
10 2 (0.79%) PHP
10 2 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (16.54%) Degree
3 24 (9.45%) MCP
4 15 (5.91%) MCSE
5 14 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.12%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (4.33%) CCNP
8 10 (3.94%) CISSP
8 10 (3.94%) MCSA
9 9 (3.54%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.76%) CCNA
10 7 (2.76%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.97%) CHFI
12 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.79%) VTSP
13 2 (0.79%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.79%) MCTS
13 2 (0.79%) CCDP
14 1 (0.39%) CISM
14 1 (0.39%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.33%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.94%) SLA
3 5 (1.97%) COBIT
4 2 (0.79%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (24.41%) Active Directory
2 40 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.06%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.54%) XenApp
5 7 (2.76%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.79%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.39%) Snort
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.48%) SCCM
2 7 (2.76%) SCOM
3 5 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.97%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.18%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.18%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.79%) SCSM
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (20.47%) VMware
2 36 (14.17%) Cisco
3 33 (12.99%) Oracle
4 20 (7.87%) HP
5 18 (7.09%) Citrix
6 15 (5.91%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.15%) SAP
8 7 (2.76%) IBM
8 7 (2.76%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.36%) NetApp
10 5 (1.97%) Juniper
10 5 (1.97%) EMC
10 5 (1.97%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.97%) Altiris
10 5 (1.97%) F5
10 5 (1.97%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.57%) Google
12 3 (1.18%) Symantec
12 3 (1.18%) Sun
12 3 (1.18%) Apple
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