The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 26 April 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.

Microsoft
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 54 58 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 14.52% 18.01% 28.97%
As % of the Vendors category 39.71% 37.42% 64.58%
Number of salaries quoted 46 35 99
Median salary £45,000 £33,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

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 Leicester.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Leicester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 136 155 192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 36.56% 48.14% 44.86%
Number of salaries quoted 106 110 160
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,350 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Leicester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leicester over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leicester

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 49 (51.58%) .NET
2 45 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 45 (47.37%) C#
3 40 (42.11%) SQL
4 39 (41.05%) ASP.NET
5 32 (33.68%) MVC
5 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (25.26%) Windows
7 22 (23.16%) AngularJS
8 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (20.00%) VMware
9 19 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 16 (16.84%) Project Management
10 16 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (13.68%) Mobile App
13 13 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (13.68%) NetApp
13 13 (13.68%) Active Directory
13 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
13 13 (13.68%) HTML
14 12 (12.63%) ERP
14 12 (12.63%) jQuery
14 12 (12.63%) Xamarin
15 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
16 10 (10.53%) CRM

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.26%) IIS
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.11%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.32%) Office 365
3 4 (4.21%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) WAN
2 5 (5.26%) LAN
2 5 (5.26%) Wireless
3 4 (4.21%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) LDAP
4 2 (2.11%) Skype
4 2 (2.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.05%) MPLS
5 1 (1.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.37%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.21%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.16%) DTS
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.37%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.32%) Marketing
2 5 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.26%) Publishing
3 4 (4.21%) Advertising
3 4 (4.21%) Finance
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Developer
2 26 (27.37%) .NET Developer
3 21 (22.11%) SQL Developer
4 20 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 18 (18.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (17.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (14.74%) Software Developer
8 13 (13.68%) .NET Software Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Angular Developer
9 12 (12.63%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior .NET Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior Software Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior SQL Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Senior Xamarin Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (51.58%) .NET
2 39 (41.05%) ASP.NET
3 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (23.16%) AngularJS
5 13 (13.68%) HTML
6 12 (12.63%) jQuery
7 10 (10.53%) WPF
8 9 (9.47%) CSS
9 8 (8.42%) XML
10 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (7.37%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (7.37%) MSMQ
10 7 (7.37%) Node.js
10 7 (7.37%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (7.37%) RESTful
10 7 (7.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Mobile App
2 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) User Experience
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) iSeries
6 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.26%) Linux
4 4 (4.21%) Unix
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.68%) MVC
2 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (16.84%) Project Management
4 12 (12.63%) ERP
5 10 (10.53%) CRM
6 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.47%) Process Improvement
6 9 (9.47%) SDLC
7 8 (8.42%) Front End Development
7 8 (8.42%) ITIL
7 8 (8.42%) Line Management
8 7 (7.37%) Analytics
8 7 (7.37%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.37%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (7.37%) Kanban
8 7 (7.37%) Multithreading
8 7 (7.37%) OO
8 7 (7.37%) TDD
8 7 (7.37%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (47.37%) C#
2 40 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.42%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.42%) VB
4 7 (7.37%) F#
4 7 (7.37%) Ruby
5 6 (6.32%) C
6 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.16%) XAML
7 2 (2.11%) C++
7 2 (2.11%) VB6
8 1 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (9.47%) Degree
3 9 (9.47%) MCSE
4 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 5 (5.26%) MCTS
4 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) CCNA
6 1 (1.05%) CCNP
6 1 (1.05%) MCITP
6 1 (1.05%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) SLA
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) WSUS
2 7 (7.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 7 (7.37%) Kibana
3 5 (5.26%) SCCM
4 4 (4.21%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) VMware
2 13 (13.68%) NetApp
3 12 (12.63%) Xamarin
4 7 (7.37%) Oracle
5 6 (6.32%) Cognos
6 5 (5.26%) Tableau
7 4 (4.21%) Brio
7 4 (4.21%) Cognizant
7 4 (4.21%) Coremetrics
7 4 (4.21%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (4.21%) Omniture
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco
8 3 (3.16%) Citrix
8 3 (3.16%) Telerik
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
9 2 (2.11%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.05%) Google
10 1 (1.05%) HP
10 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
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