The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 20.00% 34.21% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 37.14% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 1
Average salary £75,000 £110,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +300.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Thames Valley region.

Vendors Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 35 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 60.00% 92.11% 73.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2 34 10
Average salary £82,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Thames Valley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Thames Valley region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (50.00%) PMI
3 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) Law
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) MIIS
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior IT Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) MIIS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) HP