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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Developer
Rank 701 652 712
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Microsoft Developer 203 232 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 181 211 182
Average salary £48,500 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.60% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £64,750
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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 £38,000
% 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 21 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 21 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 -22 194 £49,750 +11.17% 75
London +18 92 £52,500 +5.00% 26
City of London +19 25 £50,000 -3.84% 14
North West -3 20 £43,750 +19.86% 3
East of England -36 20 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South East -22 19 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Manchester -7 14 £46,250 +21.71%
South West -16 14 £60,000 +88.97% 6
West Midlands -21 14 £40,750 -22.38% 4
Bristol +5 9 £60,000 +65.51%
Surrey -11 9 £46,000 +19.48% 5
Hertfordshire -16 9 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands -5 8 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Yorkshire -27 7 £40,000 - 5
Glasgow -5 5 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Bedfordshire -7 5 £47,500 +26.66% 1
South Yorkshire -17 5 £40,000 -
Sheffield -20 5 £40,000 -
Scotland -23 5 £30,000 -28.57% 3
Hertford - 5 £50,000 - 1
Derbyshire -2 4 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Somerset -9 4 - -
Bath -10 4 - -
Birmingham -15 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cheshire -16 4 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Hounslow - 4 £45,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £40,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £42,500 +9.67%
Hampshire -4 3 £45,000 +26.76% 5
Milton Keynes -10 3 £42,500 +13.33%

Microsoft Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 339 (72.28%) Microsoft
2 270 (57.57%) .NET
3 241 (51.39%) SQL Server
4 223 (47.55%) SQL
5 221 (47.12%) CRM
6 219 (46.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 213 (45.42%) MS Excel
8 204 (43.50%) C#
9 163 (34.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 126 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
11 116 (24.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (23.67%) SharePoint
13 98 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
14 93 (19.83%) JavaScript
15 91 (19.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 88 (18.76%) ASP.NET
17 78 (16.63%) SQL Server 2008
18 73 (15.57%) ETL
19 65 (13.86%) Data Warehouse
20 60 (12.79%) Degree
21 58 (12.37%) WCF
21 58 (12.37%) XML
22 57 (12.15%) T-SQL
23 54 (11.51%) Finance
24 53 (11.30%) HTML
25 50 (10.66%) Advertising
25 50 (10.66%) Web Services
26 47 (10.02%) Team Foundation Server
27 44 (9.38%) OO
28 43 (9.17%) Windows

Microsoft Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 111 (23.67%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.61%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (4.26%) IIS
4 18 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.85%) Lync
8 3 (0.64%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 213 (45.42%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.90%) MS Office
3 7 (1.49%) 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
1 219 (46.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (8.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (7.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.07%) PaaS
3 4 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.85%) Intranet
1 4 (0.85%) Extranet
2 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.43%) NAS
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (51.39%) SQL Server
2 163 (34.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 116 (24.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (19.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 78 (16.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 65 (13.86%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (7.68%) OLAP
8 28 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 16 (3.41%) MS Access
12 12 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
13 11 (2.35%) DTS
14 10 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
14 10 (2.13%) BusinessObjects XI
14 10 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 8 (1.71%) Big Data
16 5 (1.07%) EDMS
16 5 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 47 (10.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (9.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.07%) JIRA
3 5 (1.07%) NUnit
4 4 (0.85%) Subversion
5 3 (0.64%) MorphX
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.43%) MSTest
6 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 54 (11.51%) Finance
2 50 (10.66%) Advertising
3 26 (5.54%) Banking
4 15 (3.20%) Retail
5 13 (2.77%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.85%) Legal
8 3 (0.64%) Marketing
8 3 (0.64%) Front Office
8 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (57.57%) .NET
2 88 (18.76%) ASP.NET
3 58 (12.37%) WCF
3 58 (12.37%) XML
4 53 (11.30%) HTML
5 50 (10.66%) Web Services
6 36 (7.68%) CSS
7 34 (7.25%) MDX
8 29 (6.18%) jQuery
9 20 (4.26%) Silverlight
10 18 (3.84%) .NET Framework
11 15 (3.20%) SOAP
12 14 (2.99%) WPF
13 12 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (2.56%) HTML5
13 12 (2.56%) WinForms
14 8 (1.71%) COM
15 7 (1.49%) Reactive Extensions
15 7 (1.49%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 6 (1.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.77%) Visualisation
4 11 (2.35%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 8 (1.71%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.07%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.64%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.64%) Clustering
9 3 (0.64%) User Experience
10 2 (0.43%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.43%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.21%) iPhone
11 1 (0.21%) Economics
11 1 (0.21%) Derivative
11 1 (0.21%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.21%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.17%) Windows
2 9 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.43%) UNIX
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (47.12%) CRM
2 126 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
3 98 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (15.57%) ETL
5 44 (9.38%) OO
6 40 (8.53%) TDD
7 33 (7.04%) MVC
8 30 (6.40%) Scrum
9 27 (5.76%) ERP
10 26 (5.54%) Unit Testing
11 25 (5.33%) Kimball Methodology
12 23 (4.90%) Migration
13 22 (4.69%) Data Modelling
13 22 (4.69%) Web Development
14 21 (4.48%) Data Migration
15 20 (4.26%) Workflow
15 20 (4.26%) Software Engineering
15 20 (4.26%) Software Architecture
16 18 (3.84%) OOP
17 15 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 223 (47.55%) SQL
2 204 (43.50%) C#
3 93 (19.83%) JavaScript
4 57 (12.15%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.48%) VBA
6 20 (4.26%) X++
7 19 (4.05%) C
8 13 (2.77%) Java
9 9 (1.92%) C++
10 8 (1.71%) VB
11 7 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.21%) XAML
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
13 1 (0.21%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 60 (12.79%) Degree
2 42 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.92%) MCTS
4 8 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.49%) MCITP
6 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) MCPD
7 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.20%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 339 (72.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.33%) Oracle
3 20 (4.26%) Business Objects
4 10 (2.13%) Sybase
5 7 (1.49%) CheckPoint
5 7 (1.49%) Cloudera
6 6 (1.28%) Tableau
7 4 (0.85%) Cognos
8 3 (0.64%) Teradata
8 3 (0.64%) Citrix
8 3 (0.64%) SAP
8 3 (0.64%) TARGIT
9 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.43%) IBM
9 2 (0.43%) Netezza
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.21%) Google
10 1 (0.21%) Siebel
10 1 (0.21%) Facebook
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