The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Dorset
Rank 12 2 10
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 57 192 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 14.88% 26.89% 26.44%
As % of the Vendors category 44.19% 50.66% 51.63%
Number of salaries quoted 52 146 188
Median salary £37,500 £30,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.96% -13.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £16,750 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,450 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 129 379 399
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 33.68% 53.08% 51.22%
Number of salaries quoted 111 256 360
Median salary £40,000 £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% -16.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dorset over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -6 31 £38,750 +14.81% 2
Bournemouth -17 11 £37,500 +28.20% 3
Wimborne - 3 £20,000 -
Weymouth +3 2 £20,000 -38.93%
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 75 (49.02%) Windows
2 66 (43.14%) Active Directory
3 55 (35.95%) MS Excel
4 54 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (27.45%) Office 365
6 35 (22.88%) VMware
7 33 (21.57%) MS Exchange
7 33 (21.57%) Citrix
8 31 (20.26%) SQL
8 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (20.26%) Windows Server
9 28 (18.30%) SQL Server
10 26 (16.99%) SAN
10 26 (16.99%) XenApp
11 25 (16.34%) Cisco
12 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (15.03%) PRINCE2
13 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (14.38%) C#
14 22 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 21 (13.73%) XenDesktop
15 21 (13.73%) CSS
16 20 (13.07%) HTML
16 20 (13.07%) JavaScript
16 20 (13.07%) .NET
17 19 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (11.76%) Data Centre
19 17 (11.11%) Service Delivery
20 16 (10.46%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (21.57%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (8.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.61%) CMS
5 4 (2.61%) IIS
6 3 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.31%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.65%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.65%) Kentico
8 1 (0.65%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (35.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.19%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.31%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.31%) CATIA
4 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.31%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.96%) SAP Business One
3 2 (1.31%) ENOVIA
3 2 (1.31%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.65%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.65%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.45%) Office 365
2 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.27%) IaaS
4 4 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.31%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.99%) SAN
2 7 (4.58%) VPN
3 6 (3.92%) DHCP
3 6 (3.92%) DNS
4 5 (3.27%) Firewall
4 5 (3.27%) WAN
5 4 (2.61%) VLAN
6 3 (1.96%) LAN
6 3 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.31%) Internet
7 2 (1.31%) Skype
7 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.65%) Network Security
8 1 (0.65%) PABX
8 1 (0.65%) SSL
8 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) OLAP
4 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.31%) AccuRev
3 2 (1.31%) JIRA
3 2 (1.31%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (10.46%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Advertising
3 5 (3.27%) Marketing
4 4 (2.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.96%) Law
5 3 (1.96%) Legal
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (28.10%) Support Engineer
2 26 (16.99%) Developer
3 23 (15.03%) 3rd Line Support
4 22 (14.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (14.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 22 (14.38%) IT Support
5 20 (13.07%) IT Engineer
5 20 (13.07%) IT Support Engineer
6 17 (11.11%) Consultant
7 15 (9.80%) C# Developer
8 14 (9.15%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (8.50%) Architect
9 13 (8.50%) IT Manager
10 11 (7.19%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (6.54%) .NET Developer
11 10 (6.54%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 8 (5.23%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.73%) CSS
2 20 (13.07%) .NET
2 20 (13.07%) HTML
3 12 (7.84%) jQuery
4 10 (6.54%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (4.58%) HTML5
7 6 (3.92%) CSS3
8 5 (3.27%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.27%) WinForms
9 4 (2.61%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.31%) COM
11 2 (1.31%) Web Services
12 1 (0.65%) JSON
12 1 (0.65%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.65%) React
12 1 (0.65%) WCF
12 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.27%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.96%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.31%) FMCG
5 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.31%) PDA
6 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) PMI
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (49.02%) Windows
2 54 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (20.26%) Windows Server
3 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 7 (4.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.92%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.61%) Linux
8 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.31%) Android
9 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (15.03%) PRINCE2
2 19 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 15 (9.80%) Mentoring
5 14 (9.15%) IT Strategy
5 14 (9.15%) Project Management
5 14 (9.15%) Web Development
6 11 (7.19%) ERP
6 11 (7.19%) ITIL
7 10 (6.54%) Presales
8 9 (5.88%) MVC
9 6 (3.92%) OO
9 6 (3.92%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.27%) CRM
10 5 (3.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (3.27%) SDLC
11 4 (2.61%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 4 (2.61%) DevOps
11 4 (2.61%) HOOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.26%) SQL
2 22 (14.38%) C#
3 20 (13.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.92%) PHP
5 3 (1.96%) C
5 3 (1.96%) VB
6 2 (1.31%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.65%) VB6
7 1 (0.65%) VBScript
7 1 (0.65%) VC++
7 1 (0.65%) X++
Qualifications
1 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.84%) MCSE
3 9 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.92%) MCP
4 6 (3.92%) MCSA
5 5 (3.27%) CCNA
5 5 (3.27%) Degree
6 4 (2.61%) CCA
6 4 (2.61%) CCEA
6 4 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.96%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.96%) CCNP
8 2 (1.31%) CCIE
8 2 (1.31%) MCITP
8 2 (1.31%) MCTS
9 1 (0.65%) HND
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) PMO
2 2 (1.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 66 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.99%) XenApp
3 21 (13.73%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) SCOM
2 3 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.65%) MobiControl
3 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (22.88%) VMware
2 33 (21.57%) Citrix
3 25 (16.34%) Cisco
4 6 (3.92%) SAP
5 4 (2.61%) AppSense
5 4 (2.61%) EMC
6 3 (1.96%) Avaya
6 3 (1.96%) Draytek
6 3 (1.96%) Infor
6 3 (1.96%) Juniper
7 2 (1.31%) HP
7 2 (1.31%) Lotus
7 2 (1.31%) NetApp
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle
7 2 (1.31%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) Baan
8 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.65%) Nintex
8 1 (0.65%) Sage
8 1 (0.65%) SOTI
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £30,000 per annum + £10,000 OTE Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago