The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Thatcham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Thatcham 14.29% 100.00% 70.00%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 100.00% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 7
Average salary - £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Thatcham region.

Vendors Category
Thatcham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Thatcham 42.86% 100.00% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 7
Average salary £41,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £37,500 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Thatcham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Thatcham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Thatcham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Thatcham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Thatcham region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Thatcham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Thatcham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Thatcham 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 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Legal
2 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) COM
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) VPN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Thatcham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Thatcham 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (62.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) GNVQ
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Polycom
2 1 (12.50%) Acronis
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) VMware