The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Towcester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Towcester 63.64% 12.50% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 70.00% 33.33% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 1
Average salary £21,500 £29,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.49% -2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Northamptonshire

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

Vendors Category
Towcester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Towcester 90.91% 37.50% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 3
Average salary £21,500 £20,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -52.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,000 £29,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Towcester

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Towcester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Towcester

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Towcester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Towcester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Towcester 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%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (50.00%) VLAN
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) NAS
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Broadband
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) Sony
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Towcester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Towcester 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.

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Broadband
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) VLAN
1 4 (50.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Sony