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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 10.26% 19.35% 16.28%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 62.07% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 5
Average salary £23,000 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% +18.64%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Somerset

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
8 29 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 20.51% 31.18% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 17
Average salary £29,000 £31,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.93% -0.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £32,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Office Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Web Design
5 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Sage 1000
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Insight Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) MI Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Release Management
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Office Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Motorola
1 1 (7.14%) Lotus
1 1 (7.14%) Sage
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