The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 31 30 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Taunton 29.25% 35.71% 18.75%
As % of the Vendors category 88.57% 63.83% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 4
Median salary £35,000 £34,500 £30,713
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.44% +12.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,350 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,811 £51,100 £47,778
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 Taunton.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Taunton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 35 47 25
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 33.02% 55.95% 52.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 11
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £59,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton 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 Taunton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Taunton

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Taunton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Taunton

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

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Taunton

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 Taunton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (65.00%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) C#
3 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (47.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
5 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (37.50%) Java
6 15 (37.50%) Scrum
7 14 (35.00%) Windows
8 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
8 13 (32.50%) Big Data
9 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 12 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (27.50%) MVC
11 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 10 (25.00%) SQL
11 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 10 (25.00%) Xamarin
12 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
12 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
12 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio
13 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
13 8 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (17.50%) Hadoop

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) Office 365
3 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.50%) Intranet
1 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) SSL
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.50%) VPN
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (32.50%) Big Data
3 7 (17.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) GIS
5 1 (2.50%) MS Access
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio
3 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 6 (15.00%) Selenium
4 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Automation Tester
2 7 (17.50%) Tester
3 6 (15.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 6 (15.00%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) .NET
2 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (15.00%) HTML
4 6 (15.00%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) CSS
5 5 (12.50%) WPF
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.50%) RESTful
6 3 (7.50%) XML
7 2 (5.00%) HTML5
7 2 (5.00%) jQuery
7 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.50%) WCF
8 1 (2.50%) WinForms
8 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
3 11 (27.50%) MVC
4 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.50%) ITIL
5 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.00%) Line Management
6 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.50%) Web Development
8 2 (5.00%) Information Management
8 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.00%) System Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) C#
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) Java
4 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) C
8 1 (2.50%) XPath
8 1 (2.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) MCSA
5 3 (7.50%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) SAP