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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 17.20% 10.77% 21.74%
As % of the Vendors category 59.26% 31.82% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 20
Average salary £31,500 £40,000 £29,752
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +34.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,712 £25,800 £25,181
10% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £43,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
27 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 29.03% 33.85% 47.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23 20 43
Average salary £31,500 £32,000 £31,503
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% +1.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,712 £23,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £42,000 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Taunton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 25 (75.76%) C#
2 20 (60.61%) .NET
3 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
4 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 14 (42.42%) SQL
5 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
6 13 (39.39%) MVC
7 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 11 (33.33%) HTML
7 11 (33.33%) PRINCE2
8 10 (30.30%) ITIL
8 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
8 10 (30.30%) CSS
8 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
10 8 (24.24%) Web Services
10 8 (24.24%) MS Office
10 8 (24.24%) WCF
10 8 (24.24%) jQuery
10 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (24.24%) Line Management
11 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (18.18%) ISEB
12 6 (18.18%) Scrum
12 6 (18.18%) Java
12 6 (18.18%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Team Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (9.09%) Programmer
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (33.33%) HTML
3 10 (30.30%) CSS
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 8 (24.24%) WCF
4 8 (24.24%) jQuery
5 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (15.15%) HTML5
6 5 (15.15%) XSLT
7 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.09%) XML
8 2 (6.06%) XSL
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) MVC
3 11 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 10 (30.30%) ITIL
5 8 (24.24%) Line Management
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.12%) Test Management
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
9 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (6.06%) ITSM
10 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 14 (42.42%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Java
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.06%) VBScript
7 2 (6.06%) VB
7 2 (6.06%) C
7 2 (6.06%) VB6
8 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (6.06%) MCSD
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle