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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 6.25% - 13.51%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% - 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Median salary £53,000 - £110,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
8 5 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 50.00% 100.00% 78.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 27
Median salary £100,000 £80,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +73.91%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

The demand trend of job ads across the Thames Valley region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Thames Valley region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) People Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) NoSQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JUnit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle