The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank 4 11 3
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 24 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 24.49% 12.40% 21.88%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 27.78% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 18
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £37,500 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £52,000
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 Stevenage.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Stevenage
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 36 54 46
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 36.73% 44.63% 47.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 37
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £31,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stevenage

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Stevenage

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Stevenage

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

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Stevenage

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 43 (71.67%) MS Excel
2 34 (56.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (51.67%) ISEB
4 30 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 24 (40.00%) Selenium
6 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (31.67%) Scrum
7 19 (31.67%) QA
8 18 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (28.33%) MS Visio
10 15 (25.00%) SQL
11 13 (21.67%) Windows
12 12 (20.00%) Finance
12 12 (20.00%) Banking
12 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 12 (20.00%) JIRA
12 12 (20.00%) Automated Testing
12 12 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 11 (18.33%) BDD
13 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
13 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
13 11 (18.33%) TDD
14 10 (16.67%) MS Office
15 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
15 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
16 7 (11.67%) Degree
16 7 (11.67%) User Stories
16 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
17 6 (10.00%) ITIL
17 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (71.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (28.33%) MS Visio
3 10 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) OLAP
2 2 (3.33%) OLTP
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (40.00%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) JIRA
3 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 12 (20.00%) Banking
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Back Office
3 3 (5.00%) French Language
3 3 (5.00%) Front Office
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (83.33%) Analyst
2 35 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) Support Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) Technical Support
5 10 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
5 10 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Network Support
8 2 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.33%) Handset
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.67%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.33%) BDD
5 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.33%) TDD
6 7 (11.67%) User Stories
7 6 (10.00%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) Service Management
9 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 2 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (3.33%) Data Cleansing
11 2 (3.33%) Data Migration
11 2 (3.33%) Migration
11 2 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (51.67%) ISEB
2 30 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 18 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (11.67%) Degree
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.33%) MCDST
7 2 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
3 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.00%) Computacenter
2 2 (3.33%) Becrypt
3 1 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.67%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) VMware