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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 53.33% 14.29% 8.11%
As % of the Vendors category 61.54% 22.73% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 1
Average salary £90,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
13 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 86.67% 62.86% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 10
Average salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 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 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SOA
2 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) JUnit
3 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Automotive
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) Principal Consultant
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) Confirmit