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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 20.00% 18.75% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 63.16% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 3
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £31,159 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £36,400
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
24 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 48.00% 29.69% 52.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 13
Average salary £52,500 £32,853 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.80% -30.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £28,094 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Taunton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (50.00%) MS Office
2 9 (40.91%) VPN
3 8 (36.36%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) .NET
4 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
5 6 (27.27%) DHCP
5 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
8 3 (13.64%) Line Management
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) VPN
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Technician
1 6 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
1 6 (27.27%) Help Desk Technician
1 6 (27.27%) Help Desk Support Technician
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) XSL
5 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) OOP
3 3 (13.64%) OO
3 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.64%) Line Management
3 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) MODAF
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) VB6
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSD
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) VMware
1 2 (9.09%) Altiris
1 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds