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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 689 667 707
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 227 209 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 194 194 185
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 £34,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £55,000 £64,000
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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
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 30 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 30 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 -17 216 £50,000 +11.11% 66
London +29 100 £55,000 +7.84% 24
City of London +36 31 £50,500 -2.88% 16
South East -27 26 £45,500 +7.05% 13
North West -2 19 £47,500 +30.13% 1
East of England -28 19 £41,500 -2.35% 5
West Midlands -10 15 £41,500 -20.95% 6
South West -12 15 £60,000 +96.72% 6
Manchester +14 14 £47,500 +21.79% 1
Yorkshire -29 12 £38,000 +16.92% 8
Bristol +2 11 £60,000 +71.42% 2
Surrey 0 11 £46,000 +19.48% 3
East Midlands -6 10 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Hertfordshire -12 8 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Berkshire -21 6 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Scotland -27 6 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -34 6 £35,000 +12.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £40,500 -14.73% 1
Reading -2 5 £58,750 +23.68% 1
Glasgow -7 5 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Birmingham -11 5 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Sheffield - 5 £40,000 - 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 - 3
Kent +1 4 - - 2
Leeds -24 4 £35,000 +12.00% 4
Hertford - 4 £50,000 -
Peterborough - 4 £40,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £42,500 +18.88%
Cheshire -8 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Derbyshire -8 3 £50,000 +29.87% 1

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 354 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 289 (57.00%) .NET
3 269 (53.06%) SQL Server
4 249 (49.11%) SQL
5 239 (47.14%) MS Excel
6 232 (45.76%) CRM
7 229 (45.17%) Dynamics CRM
8 220 (43.39%) C#
9 169 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 134 (26.43%) Business Intelligence
11 126 (24.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (21.89%) SharePoint
13 104 (20.51%) ASP.NET
14 97 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
15 96 (18.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 87 (17.16%) JavaScript
17 80 (15.78%) ETL
18 76 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
19 69 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
20 66 (13.02%) T-SQL
21 61 (12.03%) Degree
22 59 (11.64%) WCF
23 57 (11.24%) XML
23 57 (11.24%) Finance
24 56 (11.05%) Web Services
25 51 (10.06%) Dynamics NAV
26 50 (9.86%) HTML
27 48 (9.47%) Advertising
28 46 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
29 44 (8.68%) Visual Studio

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 111 (21.89%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.11%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (3.75%) IIS
4 12 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.59%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.59%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Lync
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 239 (47.14%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.52%) MS Office
3 10 (1.97%) MS Project
4 7 (1.38%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 229 (45.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (10.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 35 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Office 365
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.39%) NAS
2 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.20%) Intranet
2 1 (0.20%) Internet
2 1 (0.20%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (53.06%) SQL Server
2 169 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 126 (24.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (18.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 76 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 69 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (7.50%) OLAP
8 29 (5.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (4.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 21 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (3.94%) MS Access
12 14 (2.76%) Oracle OLAP
13 13 (2.56%) DTS
14 12 (2.37%) Sybase ASE
14 12 (2.37%) BusinessObjects XI
14 12 (2.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 9 (1.78%) Big Data
16 6 (1.18%) SSDT
16 6 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
16 6 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 46 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (8.68%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.99%) NUnit
3 5 (0.99%) JIRA
3 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.79%) Subversion
4 4 (0.79%) MorphX
5 2 (0.39%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.39%) MSTest
6 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (11.24%) Finance
2 48 (9.47%) Advertising
3 25 (4.93%) Banking
4 18 (3.55%) Retail
5 15 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.99%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) Legal
8 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.59%) Front Office
9 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (57.00%) .NET
2 104 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 59 (11.64%) WCF
4 57 (11.24%) XML
5 56 (11.05%) Web Services
6 50 (9.86%) HTML
7 33 (6.51%) MDX
8 32 (6.31%) CSS
9 29 (5.72%) .NET Framework
10 28 (5.52%) jQuery
11 24 (4.73%) Silverlight
12 16 (3.16%) WinForms
12 16 (3.16%) WPF
13 14 (2.76%) SOAP
14 12 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.37%) HTML5
15 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (1.58%) COM
17 7 (1.38%) Reactive Extensions
17 7 (1.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.76%) N-Tier
4 13 (2.56%) Credit Risk
4 13 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 8 (1.58%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.99%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.59%) User Experience
9 3 (0.59%) Clustering
9 3 (0.59%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.39%) Open Source
10 2 (0.39%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.39%) GIS
10 2 (0.39%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.20%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.20%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.20%) iPhone
11 1 (0.20%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.09%) Windows
2 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.39%) UNIX
4 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (45.76%) CRM
2 134 (26.43%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (15.78%) ETL
5 43 (8.48%) OO
6 42 (8.28%) TDD
7 34 (6.71%) MVC
8 32 (6.31%) Scrum
9 29 (5.72%) ERP
10 28 (5.52%) Kimball Methodology
11 27 (5.33%) Unit Testing
12 25 (4.93%) Software Architecture
12 25 (4.93%) Migration
13 23 (4.54%) Data Modelling
13 23 (4.54%) Software Engineering
14 21 (4.14%) Data Migration
14 21 (4.14%) Workflow
15 17 (3.35%) OOP
15 17 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (3.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 249 (49.11%) SQL
2 220 (43.39%) C#
3 87 (17.16%) JavaScript
4 66 (13.02%) T-SQL
5 23 (4.54%) VBA
6 19 (3.75%) X++
6 19 (3.75%) C
7 11 (2.17%) Java
8 10 (1.97%) VB
9 9 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.38%) C++
11 6 (1.18%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.20%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) XAML
13 1 (0.20%) VBScript
13 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (12.03%) Degree
2 42 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.37%) MCTS
4 10 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.58%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.38%) MCITP
7 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.59%) MCP
8 3 (0.59%) MCSD
9 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.76%) QA
2 7 (1.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 354 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.52%) Oracle
3 25 (4.93%) Business Objects
4 12 (2.37%) Sybase
5 8 (1.58%) SAP
6 7 (1.38%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.38%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.18%) Tableau
8 3 (0.59%) TARGIT
8 3 (0.59%) Teradata
8 3 (0.59%) Cognos
8 3 (0.59%) Citrix
9 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.39%) ESRI
9 2 (0.39%) Netezza
9 2 (0.39%) IBM
9 2 (0.39%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.20%) Google
10 1 (0.20%) Siebel
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