The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Taunton region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 9.88% 29.03% 12.77%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 64.29% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 6
Average salary £31,800 £34,750 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.48% +24.10%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 20.99% 45.16% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 13
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,080 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,160 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 18 April 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 11 (55.00%) C#
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) TickIT
7 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (20.00%) RAD
7 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (20.00%) MCSD
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 4 (20.00%) WCF
7 4 (20.00%) Web Design
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Team Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.00%) DBA
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.00%) Development Manager
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior DBA
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) WCF
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.00%) CSS
4 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) RAD
3 4 (20.00%) Web Development
3 4 (20.00%) Web Design
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) OOD
4 3 (15.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) MCSD
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) MCT
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) TickIT
2 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
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