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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 4.55% 13.79% 8.00%
As % of the Vendors category 6.25% 19.51% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 2
Average salary £65,000 £132,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.94% +152.38%
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
32 41 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 72.73% 70.69% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 33 9
Average salary £60,000 £52,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £83,250 £150,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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%) Windows 7
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) SAN
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) vSphere
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 5 (50.00%) NAS
4 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
4 5 (50.00%) PMI
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (20.00%) UAG
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) SCOM
6 2 (20.00%) Law
6 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2010
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
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%) NetScaler
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
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%) Senior Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure 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%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2 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 Technical Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure 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 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
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%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (20.00%) UAG
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
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