Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 6 months to 14 December 2018 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 319 203 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 26.99% 18.39% 16.10%
As % of the Vendors category 50.08% 42.83% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 249 184 173
Northamptonshire median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -11.39% +12.86%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £57,250
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Northamptonshire.

All Vendors
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 637 474 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 53.89% 42.93% 46.30%
Number of salaries quoted 478 377 425
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £58,250
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +2 247 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Kettering +9 10 £42,500 +18.88% 8
Corby +1 9 £22,500 -22.41% 2
Towcester 0 3 £22,500 -43.75% 2
Wellingborough +1 1 £20,250 -1.22% 2
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 135 (42.32%) SQL Server
2 133 (41.69%) SQL
3 108 (33.86%) Windows
4 104 (32.60%) .NET
5 95 (29.78%) C#
6 81 (25.39%) JavaScript
6 81 (25.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 78 (24.45%) Active Directory
8 70 (21.94%) HTML
9 68 (21.32%) MVC
10 66 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 66 (20.69%) Windows Server
11 65 (20.38%) Hyper-V
12 64 (20.06%) VMware
13 60 (18.81%) ASP.NET
14 56 (17.55%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (16.93%) CSS
16 52 (16.30%) .NET Framework
17 49 (15.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 49 (15.36%) Cisco
18 48 (15.05%) TCP/IP
18 48 (15.05%) SharePoint
18 48 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
19 45 (14.11%) ITIL
20 44 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
20 44 (13.79%) Finance
21 43 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (13.48%) MS Exchange
21 43 (13.48%) Citrix
22 42 (13.17%) Retail

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 48 (15.05%) SharePoint
2 43 (13.48%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 17 (5.33%) SAS
5 16 (5.02%) IIS
6 15 (4.70%) NServiceBus
6 15 (4.70%) Sitefinity
7 14 (4.39%) SharePoint Server
8 13 (4.08%) CMS
9 10 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (2.19%) K2 blackpearl
12 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.31%) Confluence
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.33%) SPSS
3 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.23%) Office 365
2 37 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (5.02%) SaaS
5 13 (4.08%) GitHub
6 10 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (2.19%) IaaS
7 7 (2.19%) PaaS
8 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.31%) Route 53
9 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.05%) TCP/IP
2 39 (12.23%) DHCP
2 39 (12.23%) DNS
3 36 (11.29%) SAN
4 28 (8.78%) VLAN
5 20 (6.27%) Firewall
6 15 (4.70%) NAS
7 10 (3.13%) LAN
8 9 (2.82%) WAN
9 8 (2.51%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.19%) Internet
11 4 (1.25%) Skype
11 4 (1.25%) VoIP
12 3 (0.94%) Intranet
12 3 (0.94%) IPsec
13 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.63%) Wireless
14 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (42.32%) SQL Server
2 49 (15.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (7.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (5.64%) SSDT
7 17 (5.33%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (3.45%) Power BI
8 11 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (2.82%) BigQuery
10 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.51%) MySQL
12 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.31%) Big Data
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
14 1 (0.31%) QlikView
14 1 (0.31%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 81 (25.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (8.78%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) FrontPage
6 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) Moq
6 1 (0.31%) MSTest
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 44 (13.79%) Finance
2 42 (13.17%) Retail
3 17 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.51%) Banking
5 6 (1.88%) Law
6 4 (1.25%) Games
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Billing
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Military
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (41.69%) Developer
2 72 (22.57%) .NET Developer
3 48 (15.05%) Analyst
4 42 (13.17%) C# Developer
5 40 (12.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (9.72%) Software Developer
7 30 (9.40%) .NET Software Developer
8 29 (9.09%) Applications Developer
8 29 (9.09%) Support Engineer
9 23 (7.21%) Administrator
10 22 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (6.58%) C# Software Developer
12 20 (6.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (5.96%) Support Analyst
14 18 (5.64%) SQL Developer
15 17 (5.33%) Senior Developer
15 17 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
16 13 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 13 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (32.60%) .NET
2 70 (21.94%) HTML
3 60 (18.81%) ASP.NET
4 54 (16.93%) CSS
5 52 (16.30%) .NET Framework
6 42 (13.17%) jQuery
7 38 (11.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 37 (11.60%) LINQ
9 32 (10.03%) AngularJS
9 32 (10.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (8.15%) Ajax
10 26 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 26 (8.15%) JSON
10 26 (8.15%) Razor View Engine
11 19 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (5.02%) Entity Framework
13 12 (3.76%) WinForms
14 11 (3.45%) HTML5
15 10 (3.13%) Web Services
16 9 (2.82%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.15%) Clustering
2 23 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.70%) Fat Client
5 15 (4.70%) Thin Client
6 13 (4.08%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.45%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.19%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.25%) FMCG
11 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.25%) Replication
12 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.63%) EPoS
13 2 (0.63%) PKI
14 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
14 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (33.86%) Windows
2 66 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 36 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.76%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.13%) Linux
9 6 (1.88%) Unix
10 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.25%) Android
11 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.31%) AIX
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.32%) MVC
2 56 (17.55%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (14.11%) ITIL
4 44 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (12.54%) Software Engineering
6 40 (12.54%) Test Automation
7 36 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 28 (8.78%) Patch Management
9 27 (8.46%) Web Development
10 26 (8.15%) Network Load Balancing
10 26 (8.15%) Progressive Web App
11 24 (7.52%) Multichannel Retail
12 22 (6.90%) Mentoring
12 22 (6.90%) SOLID
13 21 (6.58%) Coaching
13 21 (6.58%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 21 (6.58%) Incident Management
14 17 (5.33%) Analytics
15 15 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 133 (41.69%) SQL
2 95 (29.78%) C#
3 81 (25.39%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.76%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 10 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.51%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.19%) C++
8 7 (2.19%) Java
9 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.94%) Perl
9 3 (0.94%) Python
10 2 (0.63%) C-shell
10 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) VB
11 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (11.29%) MCSE
3 32 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (10.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (8.78%) MCP
5 27 (8.46%) MCPD
6 21 (6.58%) CCNA
7 17 (5.33%) Security Cleared
8 16 (5.02%) DBS Check
8 16 (5.02%) Degree
9 13 (4.08%) BC Cleared
10 11 (3.45%) CCNP
11 6 (1.88%) VCP6
12 5 (1.57%) MCSA
13 4 (1.25%) CCA
13 4 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.63%) ISEB
15 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
16 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.15%) QA
2 9 (2.82%) GDPR
3 5 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 78 (24.45%) Active Directory
2 65 (20.38%) Hyper-V
3 31 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.08%) vSphere
5 9 (2.82%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.88%) XenApp
8 5 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.63%) KVM
9 2 (0.63%) Xen
10 1 (0.31%) Docker
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (7.84%) SCCM
2 11 (3.45%) SCOrch
3 6 (1.88%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.94%) Ansible
5 3 (0.94%) Puppet
5 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.31%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (20.06%) VMware
2 49 (15.36%) Cisco
3 43 (13.48%) Citrix
4 20 (6.27%) Tableau
5 14 (4.39%) Oracle
6 11 (3.45%) HP
7 9 (2.82%) Google
7 9 (2.82%) Infor
7 9 (2.82%) NetApp
7 9 (2.82%) Talend
8 7 (2.19%) Veeam
9 5 (1.57%) Dell
9 5 (1.57%) IBM
9 5 (1.57%) SAP
10 4 (1.25%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.25%) IFS
10 4 (1.25%) iManage
10 4 (1.25%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.94%) Apple
11 3 (0.94%) Symantec