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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 23.81% 12.64% 23.53%
As % of the Vendors category 58.82% 57.89% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 3
Average salary £30,927 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.84% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
17 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 40.48% 21.84% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 7
Average salary £31,500 £40,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +34.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £37,583 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 7 May 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 12 (57.14%) MS Office
2 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 10 (47.62%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
9 2 (9.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (9.52%) Release Management
9 2 (9.52%) SCOM
9 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
9 2 (9.52%) HTML
9 2 (9.52%) CSS
9 2 (9.52%) Web Services
9 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (9.52%) Client/Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Sage 1000
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) VPN
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Technician
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Support Technician
3 5 (23.81%) Support Technician
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (4.76%) Software Designer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
2 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Release Management
3 2 (9.52%) MVC
3 2 (9.52%) Web Design
3 2 (9.52%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) MODAF
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) RAD
4 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB6
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCSD
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
1 2 (9.52%) Altiris
2 1 (4.76%) Motorola
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus
2 1 (4.76%) Sage
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