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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Westminster 22.22% 12.12% 32.00%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 19.05% 72.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
Average salary - £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
5 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Westminster 55.56% 63.64% 44.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 11
Average salary £57,750 £43,750 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.00% -6.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £34,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,587 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -

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 7 July 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) ProCurve

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Westminster by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Excel Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCA
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) NetApp
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Mitel
1 1 (20.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (20.00%) Riverbed