The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 24.07% 16.00% 2.78%
As % of the Vendors category 72.22% 66.67% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 1
Average salary £45,000 £36,900 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% +15.31%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Vendors Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 33.33% 24.00% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 13
Average salary £55,000 £32,853 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+67.41% -30.83%
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Taunton

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Taunton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Taunton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 15 (46.88%) MS Office
2 14 (43.75%) C#
3 11 (34.38%) .NET
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 10 (31.25%) HTML
4 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (28.13%) ITIL
5 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
5 9 (28.13%) VPN
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
7 6 (18.75%) Line Management
7 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.75%) DHCP
7 6 (18.75%) ISEB
7 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 6 (18.75%) MVC
7 6 (18.75%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Firewall
8 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 5 (15.63%) Waterfall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (46.88%) MS Office
2 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) VPN
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) DHCP
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Technician
2 6 (18.75%) Help Desk Support
2 6 (18.75%) Help Desk Technician
2 6 (18.75%) Help Desk Support Technician
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
3 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (18.75%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
4 4 (12.50%) jQuery
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) XSLT
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.25%) XML
6 2 (6.25%) XSL
7 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
3 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) MVC
4 6 (18.75%) Line Management
5 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Test Management
6 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.38%) OOP
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.25%) ITSM
8 2 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) VB
5 3 (9.38%) VB6
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.38%) MCSD
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Altiris
2 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
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