The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Westminster 10.34% 16.67% 57.14%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 45.45% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 3
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Westminster region.

Vendors Category
Westminster
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Westminster 31.03% 36.67% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 4
Average salary £20,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Westminster

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Westminster region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Westminster

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Westminster

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (50.00%) Lync
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Westminster by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware