Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 189 234 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 17.24% 15.97% 15.30%
As % of the Vendors category 43.15% 36.22% 37.22%
Number of salaries quoted 165 166 268
Northamptonshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £19,125 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £52,500
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,697
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.05% -10.76%

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 438 646 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 39.96% 44.10% 41.10%
Number of salaries quoted 346 383 687
Northamptonshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £19,875 £22,100 £20,900
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,500 £54,600
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +1 137 £33,000 -16.46% 7
Corby -6 8 £38,500 -9.41% 1
Towcester - 6 £40,000 -
Daventry - 5 £22,000 - 1
Kettering -7 4 £29,000 +13.73% 2
Wellingborough -12 1 £20,500 -48.75% 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 88 (46.56%) Windows
2 64 (33.86%) Windows Server
3 61 (32.28%) SQL Server
4 60 (31.75%) SQL
5 50 (26.46%) .NET
6 46 (24.34%) C#
6 46 (24.34%) Active Directory
7 44 (23.28%) ITIL
8 42 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (21.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (20.63%) Microsoft Office
11 37 (19.58%) VMware
12 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 35 (18.52%) Office 365
13 31 (16.40%) ASP.NET
13 31 (16.40%) MVC
14 30 (15.87%) Windows 7
15 29 (15.34%) Hyper-V
15 29 (15.34%) Windows 8
15 29 (15.34%) Degree
15 29 (15.34%) MS Exchange
16 27 (14.29%) SAN
16 27 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (13.23%) HTML
19 22 (11.64%) User Acceptance Testing
20 21 (11.11%) Computer Science
20 21 (11.11%) DNS
21 20 (10.58%) Test Automation

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 29 (15.34%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.99%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.47%) NServiceBus
3 16 (8.47%) Sitefinity
4 14 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.29%) IIS
7 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.17%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.59%) Apache
9 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.06%) SAS
11 1 (0.53%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (20.63%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.06%) SPSS
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (2.12%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (18.52%) Office 365
2 18 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.59%) IaaS
3 3 (1.59%) SaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.29%) SAN
2 21 (11.11%) DNS
3 18 (9.52%) DHCP
4 15 (7.94%) LAN
5 14 (7.41%) NAS
5 14 (7.41%) WAN
6 13 (6.88%) Internet
7 10 (5.29%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.76%) Intranet
9 7 (3.70%) VLAN
10 5 (2.65%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.12%) RS-232
12 3 (1.59%) Extranet
12 3 (1.59%) Firewall
12 3 (1.59%) VPN
13 2 (1.06%) Skype
14 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.53%) HSRP
14 1 (0.53%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (32.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.23%) MySQL
4 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.59%) Power BI
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.06%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.06%) DTS
8 2 (1.06%) OLAP
8 2 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.06%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.53%) QlikView
9 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (8.47%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (5.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 15 (7.94%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.29%) Retail
3 8 (4.23%) Law
4 6 (3.17%) Legal
4 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.12%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (26.98%) Analyst
2 44 (23.28%) Developer
3 25 (13.23%) Support Analyst
4 21 (11.11%) IT Support
5 16 (8.47%) Applications Developer
6 15 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.94%) IT Analyst
7 13 (6.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 13 (6.88%) Service Analyst
7 13 (6.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Administrator
9 10 (5.29%) Graduate
9 10 (5.29%) Graduate Analyst
9 10 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.76%) Graduate IT Analyst
10 9 (4.76%) Graduate IT Support
10 9 (4.76%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
10 9 (4.76%) Graduate Support Analyst
10 9 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (26.46%) .NET
2 31 (16.40%) ASP.NET
3 25 (13.23%) HTML
4 20 (10.58%) HTML5
5 18 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 16 (8.47%) Entity Framework
6 16 (8.47%) Kendo UI
7 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (5.29%) WCF
9 9 (4.76%) CSS
10 8 (4.23%) Web Services
11 6 (3.17%) LINQ
12 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.12%) CSS3
13 3 (1.59%) AngularJS
14 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2 (1.06%) jQuery
14 2 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (1.06%) REST
14 2 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.76%) Clustering
5 9 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.17%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.17%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.65%) User Experience
8 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.12%) Optoelectronics
9 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.06%) Social Media
10 2 (1.06%) Tandem
11 1 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (46.56%) Windows
2 64 (33.86%) Windows Server
3 40 (21.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (15.87%) Windows 7
5 29 (15.34%) Windows 8
6 27 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (8.99%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.12%) Linux
8 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.53%) Unix
11 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.28%) ITIL
2 42 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.40%) MVC
4 22 (11.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (10.58%) Test Automation
6 19 (10.05%) Service Delivery
7 17 (8.99%) Microservices
7 17 (8.99%) SOLID
8 16 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (8.47%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 14 (7.41%) Software Testing
10 13 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.88%) SDLC
10 13 (6.88%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (6.35%) Coaching
11 12 (6.35%) Document Management
11 12 (6.35%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (5.29%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (5.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.75%) SQL
2 46 (24.34%) C#
3 13 (6.88%) VB
4 12 (6.35%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.23%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.65%) C
9 4 (2.12%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.12%) PHP
10 2 (1.06%) C++
10 2 (1.06%) Perl
10 2 (1.06%) VBScript
11 1 (0.53%) Java
11 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (15.34%) Degree
3 19 (10.05%) MCP
4 16 (8.47%) MCPD
5 14 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.29%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.76%) CCNA
9 8 (4.23%) VCP5
9 8 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.17%) MCITP
10 6 (3.17%) MCSA
10 6 (3.17%) MCSE
11 5 (2.65%) HND
12 4 (2.12%) A+ Certification
12 4 (2.12%) CCENT
12 4 (2.12%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.53%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (24.34%) Active Directory
2 29 (15.34%) Hyper-V
3 26 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.76%) XenApp
6 8 (4.23%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.65%) vSphere
9 4 (2.12%) Firmware
9 4 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.12%) WSUS
4 3 (1.59%) Ansible
4 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.06%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (19.58%) VMware
2 19 (10.05%) Citrix
3 17 (8.99%) Cisco
4 13 (6.88%) HP
5 7 (3.70%) NetApp
6 6 (3.17%) IBM
7 5 (2.65%) Oracle
8 4 (2.12%) Google
8 4 (2.12%) Tableau
9 3 (1.59%) Symantec
9 3 (1.59%) Veeam
10 2 (1.06%) SAP
10 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.53%) Adobe
11 1 (0.53%) Brocade
11 1 (0.53%) Cognos
11 1 (0.53%) EMC
11 1 (0.53%) FalconStor
11 1 (0.53%) Sophos
11 1 (0.53%) Twitter