The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 494 407 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.92% 21.65% 17.30%
As % of the Vendors category 47.91% 36.80% 30.52%
Number of salaries quoted 455 359 256
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1031 1106 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.93% 58.83% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 933 963 818
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% -8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 398 (43.98%) Windows
2 318 (35.14%) MS Excel
3 260 (28.73%) SQL Server
4 259 (28.62%) VMware
5 251 (27.73%) SQL
6 234 (25.86%) Active Directory
7 221 (24.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 218 (24.09%) .NET
9 200 (22.10%) C#
10 187 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 168 (18.56%) SharePoint
12 156 (17.24%) MS Exchange
13 149 (16.46%) ASP.NET
14 146 (16.13%) Citrix
15 135 (14.92%) MS Office
16 132 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
16 132 (14.59%) Hyper-V
17 129 (14.25%) Degree
18 121 (13.37%) JavaScript
19 120 (13.26%) ITIL
20 118 (13.04%) CSS
21 117 (12.93%) HTML
22 110 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
23 102 (11.27%) MCSE
24 99 (10.94%) Cisco
25 96 (10.61%) CRM
25 96 (10.61%) Finance
26 91 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
27 88 (9.72%) Project Management
28 78 (8.62%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 168 (18.56%) SharePoint
2 156 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 76 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (7.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 57 (6.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 50 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 47 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 41 (4.53%) IIS
9 38 (4.20%) Lync
10 29 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
11 24 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (1.99%) Tomcat
13 17 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2000
14 16 (1.77%) WebSphere
15 13 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.22%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.99%) JBoss
18 7 (0.77%) Documentum
18 7 (0.77%) Alfresco
Applications
1 318 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 135 (14.92%) MS Office
3 32 (3.54%) MS Project
4 18 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.44%) SPSS
8 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 65 (7.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.33%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (7.07%) Office 365
2 50 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.77%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Heroku
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.18%) SAN
2 64 (7.07%) Firewall
3 58 (6.41%) LAN
4 51 (5.64%) TCP/IP
5 47 (5.19%) WAN
6 46 (5.08%) DNS
7 36 (3.98%) DHCP
8 24 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (2.43%) Internet
10 20 (2.21%) NAS
11 19 (2.10%) VPN
12 18 (1.99%) WAAS
13 16 (1.77%) NetScaler
14 15 (1.66%) VoIP
14 15 (1.66%) Network Security
15 14 (1.55%) Unified Communications
16 12 (1.33%) Wireless
17 9 (0.99%) VLAN
18 5 (0.55%) iSCSI
18 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (28.73%) SQL Server
2 91 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.44%) MS Access
11 12 (1.33%) MySQL
12 10 (1.10%) DB2
13 9 (0.99%) EDRMS
14 8 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.77%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.77%) Big Data
16 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
17 4 (0.44%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (4.53%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (0.88%) Subversion
4 7 (0.77%) Toad
4 7 (0.77%) ERwin
5 6 (0.66%) NUnit
6 4 (0.44%) CruiseControl
6 4 (0.44%) JIRA
7 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.22%) MSTest
8 2 (0.22%) Hudson
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.22%) MorphX
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.11%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.11%) ProC
General
1 96 (10.61%) Finance
2 41 (4.53%) Advertising
3 20 (2.21%) Legal
3 20 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.77%) Front Office
5 14 (1.55%) Retail
6 11 (1.22%) Banking
6 11 (1.22%) Law
7 10 (1.10%) Back Office
7 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.99%) Automotive
9 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.55%) Marketing
11 4 (0.44%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 222 (24.53%) Developer
2 154 (17.02%) Analyst
3 146 (16.13%) Consultant
4 86 (9.50%) Architect
5 58 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 58 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 57 (6.30%) .NET Developer
7 47 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
8 45 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
9 44 (4.86%) Support Analyst
10 40 (4.42%) Technical Consultant
11 34 (3.76%) Senior Developer
11 34 (3.76%) Senior Consultant
12 32 (3.54%) Software Developer
12 32 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 31 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.31%) Project Manager
15 29 (3.20%) Administrator
16 28 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 27 (2.98%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (24.09%) .NET
2 149 (16.46%) ASP.NET
3 118 (13.04%) CSS
4 117 (12.93%) HTML
5 78 (8.62%) jQuery
6 66 (7.29%) Ajax
7 62 (6.85%) .NET Framework
8 56 (6.19%) WCF
9 46 (5.08%) Web Services
10 44 (4.86%) HTML5
11 31 (3.43%) XML
12 22 (2.43%) ADO.NET
12 22 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (2.32%) WPF
14 18 (1.99%) CSS3
15 17 (1.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 14 (1.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 12 (1.33%) Silverlight
17 12 (1.33%) XSLT
18 11 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.64%) Clustering
3 36 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.44%) Mathematics
6 13 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.33%) Celerra
7 12 (1.33%) FlexPod
7 12 (1.33%) CLARiiON
8 10 (1.10%) Handset
8 10 (1.10%) Statistics
8 10 (1.10%) iPhone
8 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.10%) iPad
9 9 (0.99%) User Experience
9 9 (0.99%) PMI
10 8 (0.88%) GIS
10 8 (0.88%) Taxonomies
10 8 (0.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 398 (43.98%) Windows
2 110 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (5.86%) Linux
5 44 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (4.86%) Windows 8
6 39 (4.31%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.87%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.77%) UNIX
9 15 (1.66%) Android
10 12 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.10%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.77%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.66%) Solaris
14 5 (0.55%) AIX
14 5 (0.55%) CentOS
15 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (13.26%) ITIL
3 96 (10.61%) CRM
4 88 (9.72%) Project Management
5 62 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 52 (5.75%) Migration
7 50 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (4.75%) MVC
9 41 (4.53%) OO
10 39 (4.31%) Service Delivery
10 39 (4.31%) Scrum
11 38 (4.20%) Software Engineering
12 32 (3.54%) Business Continuity
13 28 (3.09%) Mentoring
14 27 (2.98%) Web Development
15 25 (2.76%) SOA
16 23 (2.54%) ERP
16 23 (2.54%) OOA/OOD
16 23 (2.54%) TDD
16 23 (2.54%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 251 (27.73%) SQL
2 200 (22.10%) C#
3 121 (13.37%) JavaScript
4 65 (7.18%) T-SQL
5 52 (5.75%) VB.NET
6 36 (3.98%) Java
7 24 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.43%) VB
9 21 (2.32%) VBScript
10 20 (2.21%) PHP
11 17 (1.88%) Python
12 14 (1.55%) VBA
13 6 (0.66%) X++
14 5 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.44%) VB6
15 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.44%) Perl
15 4 (0.44%) C
16 3 (0.33%) C++
16 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 221 (24.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (14.25%) Degree
3 102 (11.27%) MCSE
4 73 (8.07%) Security Cleared
5 69 (7.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 64 (7.07%) MCTS
7 63 (6.96%) SC Cleared
8 58 (6.41%) MCITP
9 57 (6.30%) MCP
10 43 (4.75%) Citrix Certification
11 41 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
12 38 (4.20%) MCSA
13 37 (4.09%) CCA
14 36 (3.98%) MCSD
15 29 (3.20%) VTSP
16 20 (2.21%) CCNA
17 19 (2.10%) MCAD
18 18 (1.99%) NCDA
18 18 (1.99%) NCIE
19 17 (1.88%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.07%) SLA
2 19 (2.10%) QA
3 9 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 234 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 187 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (14.59%) Hyper-V
4 69 (7.62%) vSphere
5 54 (5.97%) XenApp
6 43 (4.75%) XenDesktop
7 32 (3.54%) VMware ESX
8 23 (2.54%) vCloud
9 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 15 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.33%) XenServer
13 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (3.65%) SCCM
2 29 (3.20%) SCOM
3 21 (2.32%) WSUS
4 13 (1.44%) SCVMM
4 13 (1.44%) XenMobile
5 10 (1.10%) SCOrch
5 10 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.10%) MOM
6 9 (0.99%) Nagios
6 9 (0.99%) SCDPM
7 7 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.77%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.66%) SCSM
8 6 (0.66%) Windows Intune
9 5 (0.55%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.22%) Foglight
Vendors
1 259 (28.62%) VMware
2 146 (16.13%) Citrix
3 99 (10.94%) Cisco
4 76 (8.40%) EMC
5 71 (7.85%) NetApp
6 58 (6.41%) HP
7 38 (4.20%) IBM
8 34 (3.76%) Oracle
9 29 (3.20%) Symantec
10 26 (2.87%) Apple
11 16 (1.77%) Open Text
12 15 (1.66%) SAP
12 15 (1.66%) Juniper
13 14 (1.55%) Adobe
14 12 (1.33%) 3PAR
15 11 (1.22%) SonicWALL
15 11 (1.22%) Dell
16 9 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.99%) Websense
16 9 (0.99%) Kaseya
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