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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 85.71% 6.67% 26.83%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 7.69% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 11
Average salary £90,000 £75,000 £110,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
6 13 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 85.71% 86.67% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 34
Average salary £90,000 £55,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% +7.31%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 8 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (76.19%) .NET
3 15 (71.43%) SOA
3 15 (71.43%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 15 (71.43%) WCF
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (71.43%) Mentoring
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (23.81%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Unix
5 5 (23.81%) Python
5 5 (23.81%) JUnit
5 5 (23.81%) MS Office
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle
5 5 (23.81%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (23.81%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Consultant
1 15 (71.43%) Integration Consultant
1 15 (71.43%) Principal Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) QA Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Database Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Database Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Mentoring
1 15 (71.43%) SOA
2 6 (28.57%) SDLC
3 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle