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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 750 669 640
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 145 233 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 127 196 241
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -48 142 £45,000 +12.50% 56
London +5 58 £50,000 - 17
South East -14 23 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East of England -22 19 £42,500 +1.19% 2
West Midlands +13 18 £37,500 -6.25% 7
City of London +30 15 £49,000 -10.90% 11
Surrey +9 14 £42,000 -2.32% 3
South West -7 11 £36,500 +4.28% 4
Hertfordshire -18 9 £37,000 -10.84% 1
North West -24 8 £35,000 -4.10% 5
Warwickshire - 7 £37,500 -
Epsom - 7 £42,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +2 5 £47,500 +46.15%
Manchester -25 5 £31,500 -13.69% 3
Bristol +12 4 £30,000 -36.84% 3
Wiltshire - 4 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £49,000 - 2
Somerset +11 3 £32,500 -
Cheshire -9 3 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Yorkshire -43 3 £33,750 -12.90% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £30,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £32,000 -
Hounslow - 3 £45,000 -
Wilmslow - 3 £40,000 -
Leominster - 3 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +5 2 £39,500 -1.25%
Suffolk +4 2 £43,750 -
Bath +2 2 - -
Cambridge -6 2 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Berkshire -9 2 £32,500 -18.75% 2

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 296 (75.90%) Microsoft
2 207 (53.08%) .NET
3 194 (49.74%) SQL Server
4 180 (46.15%) SQL
5 179 (45.90%) C#
6 177 (45.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 176 (45.13%) CRM
8 174 (44.62%) MS Excel
9 146 (37.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 136 (34.87%) Business Intelligence
11 103 (26.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 95 (24.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 85 (21.79%) SharePoint
14 77 (19.74%) JavaScript
14 77 (19.74%) ASP.NET
15 75 (19.23%) T-SQL
16 65 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 62 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
18 60 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
19 57 (14.62%) Finance
20 54 (13.85%) ETL
21 51 (13.08%) Visual Studio
22 49 (12.56%) HTML
23 46 (11.79%) Advertising
24 43 (11.03%) Degree
25 40 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
26 39 (10.00%) XML
27 38 (9.74%) OO
28 37 (9.49%) WCF
29 36 (9.23%) CSS

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 85 (21.79%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (5.13%) IIS
4 14 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.03%) Lync
7 3 (0.77%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 174 (44.62%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.10%) PowerPivot
3 7 (1.79%) MS Office
4 3 (0.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 177 (45.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (7.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.28%) PaaS
3 4 (1.03%) Office 365
4 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) GitHub
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.03%) Intranet
1 4 (1.03%) Extranet
2 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (49.74%) SQL Server
2 146 (37.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 103 (26.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (24.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 65 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (7.95%) OLAP
8 29 (7.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (3.33%) Microsoft Power View
11 10 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (2.05%) MS Access
13 7 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.79%) Data Mart
14 6 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (1.28%) EDMS
15 5 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (1.03%) SAP BW
16 4 (1.03%) Big Data
16 4 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (13.08%) Visual Studio
2 40 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.79%) JIRA
3 7 (1.79%) Subversion
4 5 (1.28%) NUnit
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.26%) MorphX
General
1 57 (14.62%) Finance
2 46 (11.79%) Advertising
3 14 (3.59%) Banking
4 10 (2.56%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.28%) Front Office
7 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.77%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (53.08%) .NET
2 77 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 49 (12.56%) HTML
4 39 (10.00%) XML
5 37 (9.49%) WCF
6 36 (9.23%) CSS
7 32 (8.21%) Web Services
8 26 (6.67%) MDX
9 20 (5.13%) .NET Framework
9 20 (5.13%) jQuery
10 12 (3.08%) Silverlight
11 9 (2.31%) WPF
11 9 (2.31%) HTML5
11 9 (2.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (2.05%) LINQ
12 8 (2.05%) COM
12 8 (2.05%) WinForms
13 7 (1.79%) XSL
14 5 (1.28%) XSD
14 5 (1.28%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.31%) N-Tier
3 9 (2.31%) Visualisation
4 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.28%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.77%) User Experience
7 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.77%) Clustering
7 3 (0.77%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.51%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.26%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.44%) Windows
2 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.51%) UNIX
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (45.13%) CRM
2 136 (34.87%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (13.85%) ETL
5 38 (9.74%) OO
6 25 (6.41%) Scrum
6 25 (6.41%) MVC
7 20 (5.13%) Unit Testing
8 19 (4.87%) TDD
9 18 (4.62%) Data Modelling
10 17 (4.36%) Kimball Methodology
11 16 (4.10%) ERP
12 14 (3.59%) Business Analysis
13 13 (3.33%) Web Development
13 13 (3.33%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.33%) OOP
13 13 (3.33%) Workflow
14 12 (3.08%) Migration
14 12 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (2.56%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 180 (46.15%) SQL
2 179 (45.90%) C#
3 77 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 75 (19.23%) T-SQL
5 30 (7.69%) VBA
6 14 (3.59%) X++
6 14 (3.59%) C
7 12 (3.08%) Java
8 10 (2.56%) VB
8 10 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.79%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.79%) C++
10 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.26%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 1 (0.26%) Perl
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) XAML
11 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (11.03%) Degree
2 36 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.54%) MCTS
4 4 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) MCSD
5 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.26%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.62%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 296 (75.90%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.10%) Oracle
3 11 (2.82%) Business Objects
3 11 (2.82%) Cognos
4 7 (1.79%) Tableau
5 4 (1.03%) SAP
5 4 (1.03%) Citrix
6 3 (0.77%) TARGIT
6 3 (0.77%) Teradata
7 2 (0.51%) Google
7 2 (0.51%) Netezza
7 2 (0.51%) IBM
7 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.26%) Facebook
8 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.26%) Sybase
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