The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 661 676 689
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 244 203 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 212 187 189
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Microsoft Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK.

Microsoft Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 232 £50,000 +11.11% 71
London +17 103 £55,000 +10.00% 34
City of London +23 32 £51,250 +0.49% 19
South East -25 29 £46,000 +8.23% 8
East of England -33 23 £41,500 -2.35% 6
North West -8 19 £47,500 +35.71%
West Midlands -8 17 £41,500 -20.95% 8
South West -16 15 £60,000 +96.72% 6
Manchester +9 13 £47,500 +37.68%
Yorkshire -24 13 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Surrey +7 12 £46,000 +19.48% 2
East Midlands +6 12 £41,500 +10.66% 2
Bristol +5 12 £60,000 +71.42% 2
Hertfordshire -7 9 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £40,500 -14.73% 1
Berkshire -11 7 £50,000 +17.64% 2
West Yorkshire -28 7 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Reading -3 6 £58,750 +23.68% 2
Scotland -29 6 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Peterborough - 6 £40,500 - 1
Kent -1 5 £55,000 - 1
Glasgow -2 5 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Leeds -25 5 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Birmingham -8 4 £41,500 +3.75% 3
South Yorkshire -8 4 £39,250 +4.66% 2
Sheffield -18 4 £39,250 +4.66% 2
Hertford - 4 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £42,500 +18.88%
Milton Keynes -6 3 £42,500 +18.88%
Cheshire -10 3 £40,000 +14.28%

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft Developer in their job title 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 with Microsoft Developer in their job title.

1 368 (70.23%) Microsoft
2 304 (58.02%) .NET
3 275 (52.48%) SQL Server
4 261 (49.81%) SQL
5 249 (47.52%) MS Excel
6 246 (46.95%) CRM
7 243 (46.37%) Dynamics CRM
8 231 (44.08%) C#
9 169 (32.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 132 (25.19%) Business Intelligence
11 127 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 121 (23.09%) SharePoint
13 115 (21.95%) ASP.NET
14 104 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
15 98 (18.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 94 (17.94%) JavaScript
17 81 (15.46%) SQL Server 2008
18 80 (15.27%) ETL
19 69 (13.17%) Data Warehouse
20 68 (12.98%) T-SQL
21 63 (12.02%) XML
22 62 (11.83%) Degree
23 59 (11.26%) WCF
24 58 (11.07%) HTML
25 56 (10.69%) Finance
26 55 (10.50%) Advertising
27 54 (10.31%) Web Services
28 53 (10.11%) Dynamics NAV
29 51 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
30 50 (9.54%) TDD

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft Developer in their job title 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 with Microsoft Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 121 (23.09%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.11%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (3.63%) IIS
4 12 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.57%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.57%) CMS
7 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Lync
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 249 (47.52%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.73%) MS Office
3 10 (1.91%) MS Project
4 8 (1.53%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 243 (46.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (10.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (6.49%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.95%) PaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.57%) Internet
2 2 (0.38%) NAS
3 1 (0.19%) Extranet
3 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (52.48%) SQL Server
2 169 (32.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 127 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (18.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 81 (15.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 69 (13.17%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (7.82%) OLAP
8 30 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (4.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 19 (3.63%) MS Access
11 17 (3.24%) Oracle OLAP
12 15 (2.86%) DTS
13 14 (2.67%) Sybase ASE
13 14 (2.67%) BusinessObjects XI
13 14 (2.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 11 (2.10%) Big Data
15 6 (1.15%) SSDT
15 6 (1.15%) Relational Database
15 6 (1.15%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 51 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (8.40%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.95%) NUnit
3 5 (0.95%) JIRA
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.76%) Subversion
4 4 (0.76%) MorphX
5 2 (0.38%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.38%) MSTest
6 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 56 (10.69%) Finance
2 55 (10.50%) Advertising
3 27 (5.15%) Banking
4 19 (3.63%) Retail
5 17 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.95%) Marketing
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (58.02%) .NET
2 115 (21.95%) ASP.NET
3 63 (12.02%) XML
4 59 (11.26%) WCF
5 58 (11.07%) HTML
6 54 (10.31%) Web Services
7 34 (6.49%) MDX
8 32 (6.11%) .NET Framework
8 32 (6.11%) CSS
9 31 (5.92%) jQuery
10 26 (4.96%) Silverlight
11 17 (3.24%) WPF
12 15 (2.86%) WinForms
13 14 (2.67%) SOAP
14 12 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (2.10%) HTML5
15 11 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (1.53%) COM
17 7 (1.34%) Reactive Extensions
17 7 (1.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.44%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 14 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.48%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.95%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.57%) User Experience
9 3 (0.57%) Clustering
9 3 (0.57%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.38%) Open Source
10 2 (0.38%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.38%) GIS
10 2 (0.38%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.19%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.19%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.19%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.19%) iPhone
11 1 (0.19%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.63%) Windows
2 8 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.38%) UNIX
5 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) Android
5 1 (0.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (46.95%) CRM
2 132 (25.19%) Business Intelligence
3 104 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (15.27%) ETL
5 50 (9.54%) TDD
6 40 (7.63%) OO
7 34 (6.49%) Scrum
7 34 (6.49%) MVC
8 29 (5.53%) Software Architecture
9 28 (5.34%) Unit Testing
10 27 (5.15%) ERP
10 27 (5.15%) Kimball Methodology
11 25 (4.77%) Data Modelling
11 25 (4.77%) Software Engineering
12 23 (4.39%) Migration
13 22 (4.20%) Workflow
14 21 (4.01%) Data Migration
15 17 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (3.05%) Web Development
16 16 (3.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 261 (49.81%) SQL
2 231 (44.08%) C#
3 94 (17.94%) JavaScript
4 68 (12.98%) T-SQL
5 22 (4.20%) VBA
6 21 (4.01%) C
7 17 (3.24%) X++
8 12 (2.29%) VB
8 12 (2.29%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.72%) Java
10 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.95%) C++
12 2 (0.38%) VB6
12 2 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.19%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) XAML
13 1 (0.19%) VBScript
13 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (11.83%) Degree
2 41 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.29%) MCTS
4 10 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.53%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.34%) MCITP
7 5 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) MCP
8 3 (0.57%) MCSD
9 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.67%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 368 (70.23%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.92%) Oracle
3 27 (5.15%) Business Objects
4 14 (2.67%) Sybase
5 8 (1.53%) SAP
6 7 (1.34%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.34%) Tableau
6 7 (1.34%) Cloudera
7 4 (0.76%) Teradata
8 3 (0.57%) Cognos
8 3 (0.57%) Citrix
8 3 (0.57%) TARGIT
9 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.38%) Netezza
9 2 (0.38%) IBM
9 2 (0.38%) ESRI
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.19%) Google
10 1 (0.19%) Siebel
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