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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 23.53% 4.00% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 7.41% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Average salary £65,000 £120,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.83% +118.18%
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
22 27 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 64.71% 54.00% 64.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 6
Average salary £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £49,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £92,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Thames Valley region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) SAN
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) vSphere
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (50.00%) PMI
4 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 5 (50.00%) NAS
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (20.00%) SAML
6 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 5 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior IT Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (60.00%) vSphere
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (20.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) HP