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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 698 648 690
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 202 235 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 182 213 181
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -20 194 £48,500 +10.22% 73
London +45 92 £51,750 +3.50% 31
City of London +32 25 £50,000 -3.84% 16
East of England -27 23 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South East -28 19 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North West -19 18 £43,750 +19.86% 1
South West -15 14 £60,000 +84.61% 4
West Midlands -17 14 £38,750 -26.19% 5
Manchester +5 12 £47,500 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -18 11 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Bristol +8 9 £60,000 -4.00%
Surrey -1 8 £46,000 +19.48% 5
East Midlands 0 7 £45,750 +22.00% 3
Yorkshire -47 7 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Bedfordshire -1 5 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Glasgow -6 5 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Sheffield -20 5 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire -23 5 £40,000 -
Scotland -27 5 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Hertford - 5 £50,000 - 1
Bath -9 4 - -
Somerset -9 4 - -
Birmingham -14 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cheshire -17 4 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Hounslow - 4 £45,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £40,000 -
Derbyshire +5 3 £50,000 +29.87% 1
Hampshire -11 3 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Berkshire -23 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Havant - 3 £45,000 -

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 346 (73.31%) Microsoft
2 275 (58.26%) .NET
3 238 (50.42%) SQL Server
4 225 (47.67%) CRM
5 223 (47.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 222 (47.03%) SQL
7 220 (46.61%) MS Excel
8 208 (44.07%) C#
9 162 (34.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 126 (26.69%) Business Intelligence
11 114 (24.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 112 (23.73%) SharePoint
13 97 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
14 94 (19.92%) JavaScript
14 94 (19.92%) ASP.NET
15 89 (18.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 78 (16.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 70 (14.83%) ETL
18 64 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
19 60 (12.71%) XML
19 60 (12.71%) Degree
20 59 (12.50%) T-SQL
21 57 (12.08%) WCF
22 55 (11.65%) HTML
22 55 (11.65%) Finance
23 54 (11.44%) Advertising
24 50 (10.59%) Web Services
25 46 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
26 45 (9.53%) Visual Studio
27 44 (9.32%) OO

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 112 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.57%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (4.45%) IIS
4 18 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.85%) Lync
8 3 (0.64%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.42%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 220 (46.61%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.45%) MS Office
3 7 (1.48%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.85%) MS Project
5 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 223 (47.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (8.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (7.20%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.06%) PaaS
3 4 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.85%) Intranet
1 4 (0.85%) Extranet
2 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.42%) NAS
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (50.42%) SQL Server
2 162 (34.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 114 (24.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (18.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 78 (16.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (7.20%) OLAP
8 29 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (4.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (2.97%) MS Access
12 11 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (2.12%) DTS
14 9 (1.91%) Sybase ASE
14 9 (1.91%) BusinessObjects XI
14 9 (1.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 8 (1.69%) Big Data
16 6 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (1.06%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 46 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (9.53%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.06%) NUnit
3 5 (1.06%) Subversion
3 5 (1.06%) JIRA
4 3 (0.64%) MorphX
5 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.42%) MSTest
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 55 (11.65%) Finance
2 54 (11.44%) Advertising
3 24 (5.08%) Banking
4 15 (3.18%) Retail
5 12 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.85%) Legal
7 4 (0.85%) Front Office
8 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (58.26%) .NET
2 94 (19.92%) ASP.NET
3 60 (12.71%) XML
4 57 (12.08%) WCF
5 55 (11.65%) HTML
6 50 (10.59%) Web Services
7 37 (7.84%) CSS
8 34 (7.20%) MDX
9 30 (6.36%) jQuery
10 20 (4.24%) Silverlight
11 18 (3.81%) .NET Framework
12 15 (3.18%) SOAP
13 14 (2.97%) WPF
14 12 (2.54%) WinForms
14 12 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.54%) HTML5
15 8 (1.69%) COM
16 7 (1.48%) Reactive Extensions
16 7 (1.48%) Managed Extensibility Framework
17 6 (1.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.97%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.75%) Visualisation
4 10 (2.12%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.06%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.64%) User Experience
8 3 (0.64%) Clustering
8 3 (0.64%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.42%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.21%) NHS
10 1 (0.21%) iPhone
10 1 (0.21%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.21%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.11%) Windows
2 9 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.42%) UNIX
4 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (47.67%) CRM
2 126 (26.69%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (14.83%) ETL
5 44 (9.32%) OO
6 38 (8.05%) TDD
7 34 (7.20%) MVC
8 30 (6.36%) Scrum
9 27 (5.72%) ERP
10 26 (5.51%) Unit Testing
11 24 (5.08%) Kimball Methodology
12 22 (4.66%) Web Development
12 22 (4.66%) Data Modelling
12 22 (4.66%) Migration
13 21 (4.45%) Workflow
14 20 (4.24%) Data Migration
15 19 (4.03%) Software Architecture
15 19 (4.03%) Software Engineering
16 18 (3.81%) OOP
17 14 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 222 (47.03%) SQL
2 208 (44.07%) C#
3 94 (19.92%) JavaScript
4 59 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.45%) VBA
6 20 (4.24%) X++
7 19 (4.03%) C
8 13 (2.75%) Java
9 9 (1.91%) C++
9 9 (1.91%) VB
10 8 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.21%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) XAML
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (12.71%) Degree
2 44 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.91%) MCTS
4 8 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.48%) MCITP
6 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) MCSD
7 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.39%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 346 (73.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.30%) Oracle
3 19 (4.03%) Business Objects
4 9 (1.91%) Sybase
5 7 (1.48%) CheckPoint
5 7 (1.48%) Cloudera
6 6 (1.27%) Tableau
7 5 (1.06%) Cognos
8 3 (0.64%) Citrix
8 3 (0.64%) Teradata
8 3 (0.64%) TARGIT
9 2 (0.42%) IBM
9 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.42%) Netezza
9 2 (0.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.21%) Siebel
10 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.21%) Facebook
10 1 (0.21%) Google
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