The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Westminster region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Westminster region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Westminster 10.81% 30.43% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 100.00% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 1
Average salary £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.20% +2.08%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Westminster
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Westminster 48.65% 30.43% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 7
Average salary £50,000 £61,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.36% +94.44%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
London

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Westminster

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Westminster region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Westminster

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Westminster

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Westminster region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Westminster

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Westminster

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Westminster region citing Microsoft also 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 that cited Microsoft.

1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (60.00%) Unity DI Container
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
2 6 (60.00%) MCAD
2 6 (60.00%) MCSD
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Westminster by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Westminster region citing Microsoft also 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 that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (20.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 6 (60.00%) Unity DI Container
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
2 6 (60.00%) MCAD
2 6 (60.00%) MCSD
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Primavera
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix