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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Towcester 100.00% - -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £34,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Towcester 100.00% - 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Average salary £34,500 - £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 Related IT Skills in Towcester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) LabWindows
2 5 (83.33%) Electronics
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) MCAD
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Firmware
2 5 (83.33%) MATLAB
3 4 (66.67%) C
3 4 (66.67%) VB
3 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (66.67%) VB6
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Towcester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (83.33%) Electronics
2 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) MATLAB
2 4 (66.67%) VB6
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) MCAD
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Firmware