The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 391 380 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.80% 18.71% 16.87%
As % of the Vendors category 38.75% 33.19% 32.38%
Number of salaries quoted 333 342 251
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1009 1145 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.09% 56.38% 52.11%
Number of salaries quoted 861 1008 745
Average salary £42,250 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 257 (34.73%) Windows
2 253 (34.19%) MS Excel
3 227 (30.68%) SQL Server
4 219 (29.59%) .NET
5 214 (28.92%) SQL
6 186 (25.14%) C#
7 169 (22.84%) VMware
8 156 (21.08%) Active Directory
9 149 (20.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 146 (19.73%) SharePoint
11 127 (17.16%) ASP.NET
12 119 (16.08%) MS Exchange
13 118 (15.95%) MS Office
14 112 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 105 (14.19%) Finance
16 101 (13.65%) Citrix
17 97 (13.11%) CRM
17 97 (13.11%) Degree
18 92 (12.43%) HTML
19 88 (11.89%) JavaScript
20 84 (11.35%) CSS
21 82 (11.08%) Project Management
21 82 (11.08%) MCSE
21 82 (11.08%) Hyper-V
22 77 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 76 (10.27%) jQuery
24 72 (9.73%) Cisco
25 67 (9.05%) Web Services
25 67 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM
26 65 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 146 (19.73%) SharePoint
2 119 (16.08%) MS Exchange
3 55 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (6.76%) Lync
5 43 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (4.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (3.38%) SharePoint Server
9 23 (3.11%) IIS
10 22 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (2.30%) Office Communications Server
13 16 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
14 14 (1.89%) Apache
15 12 (1.62%) Tomcat
16 8 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.54%) OpenEdge
18 3 (0.41%) CMS
18 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 253 (34.19%) MS Excel
2 118 (15.95%) MS Office
3 18 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.30%) MS Project
5 8 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.68%) SPSS
6 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 67 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (1.49%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.54%) assyst
5 4 (0.54%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.14%) Maximo
8 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.35%) Office 365
2 17 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.81%) IaaS
4 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.41%) ElastiCache
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Heroku
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.35%) SAN
2 41 (5.54%) Firewall
3 36 (4.86%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.59%) VPN
4 34 (4.59%) WAN
5 30 (4.05%) Unified Communications
6 29 (3.92%) Internet
7 24 (3.24%) LAN
8 19 (2.57%) DHCP
8 19 (2.57%) DNS
9 18 (2.43%) NAS
10 13 (1.76%) Network Security
11 10 (1.35%) ADSL
12 9 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.22%) Wireless
13 8 (1.08%) WAAS
13 8 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (0.95%) IP Telephony
14 7 (0.95%) Extranet
15 6 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (30.68%) SQL Server
2 77 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (2.30%) MS Access
7 14 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.76%) MySQL
9 12 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (1.22%) EDRMS
10 9 (1.22%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.22%) PerformancePoint
11 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.68%) DB2
12 5 (0.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 43 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 23 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.62%) Subversion
4 9 (1.22%) Hudson
5 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.54%) Toad
7 4 (0.54%) ERwin
7 4 (0.54%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.41%) Selenium
9 2 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.27%) Maven
9 2 (0.27%) JIRA
9 2 (0.27%) MSI
9 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 105 (14.19%) Finance
2 43 (5.81%) Advertising
3 35 (4.73%) Legal
4 23 (3.11%) Banking
5 21 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.62%) Back Office
8 10 (1.35%) Marketing
9 7 (0.95%) French Language
9 7 (0.95%) Law
9 7 (0.95%) Retail
9 7 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.68%) Automotive
11 4 (0.54%) Local Government
12 3 (0.41%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) International Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 249 (33.65%) Developer
2 129 (17.43%) Consultant
3 107 (14.46%) Analyst
4 89 (12.03%) .NET Developer
5 83 (11.22%) Architect
6 48 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 41 (5.54%) Microsoft Consultant
8 39 (5.27%) Support Analyst
9 38 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (4.86%) ASP.NET Developer
11 33 (4.46%) Software Developer
12 31 (4.19%) Senior Developer
13 30 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (4.05%) Support Engineer
13 30 (4.05%) Technical Architect
14 26 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (3.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 25 (3.38%) CRM Developer
16 23 (3.11%) SharePoint Developer
16 23 (3.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (29.59%) .NET
2 127 (17.16%) ASP.NET
3 92 (12.43%) HTML
4 84 (11.35%) CSS
5 76 (10.27%) jQuery
6 67 (9.05%) Web Services
7 55 (7.43%) WCF
8 41 (5.54%) .NET Framework
9 40 (5.41%) XML
10 31 (4.19%) Ajax
11 30 (4.05%) WPF
12 26 (3.51%) HTML5
13 21 (2.84%) LINQ
14 19 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 17 (2.30%) CSS3
16 16 (2.16%) Silverlight
17 13 (1.76%) WinForms
18 12 (1.62%) SOAP
19 11 (1.49%) ADO.NET
19 11 (1.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.19%) Computer Science
2 28 (3.78%) Clustering
3 26 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.16%) Replication
7 14 (1.89%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.76%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.76%) iPhone
9 10 (1.35%) iPad
10 8 (1.08%) FlexPod
10 8 (1.08%) Taxonomies
11 6 (0.81%) Human Factors
11 6 (0.81%) Social Media
12 5 (0.68%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.54%) Handset
13 4 (0.54%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (0.54%) PDA
13 4 (0.54%) Derivative
13 4 (0.54%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 257 (34.73%) Windows
2 65 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (7.97%) Windows 7
4 42 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (5.27%) Linux
5 39 (5.27%) Windows 8
6 35 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.46%) Windows XP
8 28 (3.78%) UNIX
9 26 (3.51%) Android
10 22 (2.97%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.81%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.81%) AIX
14 5 (0.68%) Solaris
15 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.41%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (13.11%) CRM
2 82 (11.08%) Project Management
3 60 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 53 (7.16%) Migration
5 52 (7.03%) ITIL
6 43 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (5.54%) OO
7 41 (5.54%) Web Development
8 34 (4.59%) Service Delivery
9 33 (4.46%) MVC
10 29 (3.92%) Data Modelling
11 27 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (3.51%) ERP
12 26 (3.51%) Business Development
12 26 (3.51%) Unit Testing
13 23 (3.11%) Scrum
13 23 (3.11%) Software Engineering
14 22 (2.97%) ETL
15 21 (2.84%) Project Planning
16 20 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 214 (28.92%) SQL
2 186 (25.14%) C#
3 88 (11.89%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 47 (6.35%) VB.NET
6 35 (4.73%) VB
7 34 (4.59%) Java
8 24 (3.24%) PHP
9 18 (2.43%) C
9 18 (2.43%) C++
10 15 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.35%) VB6
11 10 (1.35%) VBA
12 7 (0.95%) Python
12 7 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.81%) PHP5
13 6 (0.81%) VBScript
14 5 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 149 (20.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (13.11%) Degree
3 82 (11.08%) MCSE
4 62 (8.38%) MCITP
5 43 (5.81%) MCP
6 42 (5.68%) Security Cleared
7 41 (5.54%) MCTS
8 37 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 37 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
10 26 (3.51%) CCA
11 19 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (2.43%) CCEE
13 16 (2.16%) MCSA
14 12 (1.62%) CCNA
15 10 (1.35%) ISEB
15 10 (1.35%) NCDA
15 10 (1.35%) NCIE
16 8 (1.08%) VTSP
17 7 (0.95%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.51%) SLA
2 11 (1.49%) Basel II
2 11 (1.49%) QA
2 11 (1.49%) Solvency II
3 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 156 (21.08%) Active Directory
2 112 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 36 (4.86%) XenDesktop
5 24 (3.24%) XenApp
6 19 (2.57%) vSphere
7 17 (2.30%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.16%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (1.62%) XenServer
10 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.08%) vCloud
12 4 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.54%) UAG
13 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.14%) Nmap
15 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 49 (6.62%) SCCM
2 37 (5.00%) SCOM
3 14 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.49%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (1.22%) SCDPM
6 9 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.95%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.81%) SCSM
10 5 (0.68%) ARCserve
10 5 (0.68%) WSUS
11 4 (0.54%) MOM
11 4 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.41%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.41%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.41%) Legato
12 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 169 (22.84%) VMware
2 101 (13.65%) Citrix
3 72 (9.73%) Cisco
4 41 (5.54%) Symantec
5 35 (4.73%) NetApp
6 33 (4.46%) Oracle
7 32 (4.32%) EMC
8 28 (3.78%) HP
9 22 (2.97%) IBM
10 16 (2.16%) Apple
11 15 (2.03%) CheckPoint
12 13 (1.76%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.76%) Juniper
13 12 (1.62%) Cognos
14 10 (1.35%) Intel
14 10 (1.35%) SAP
15 8 (1.08%) Open Text
15 8 (1.08%) DevExpress
16 7 (0.95%) McAfee
16 7 (0.95%) AppSense
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + pension etc
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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