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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 389 392 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.20% 18.19% 17.19%
As % of the Vendors category 33.48% 32.48% 31.79%
Number of salaries quoted 315 354 253
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £63,550 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
1162 1207 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 54.38% 56.01% 54.08%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1087 755
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
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 27 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 277 (35.93%) Windows
2 260 (33.72%) MS Excel
3 243 (31.52%) SQL Server
4 242 (31.39%) .NET
5 227 (29.44%) SQL
6 206 (26.72%) C#
7 170 (22.05%) VMware
8 169 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 159 (20.62%) SharePoint
10 152 (19.71%) Active Directory
11 133 (17.25%) ASP.NET
12 121 (15.69%) MS Office
13 117 (15.18%) MS Exchange
14 116 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 115 (14.92%) Degree
16 108 (14.01%) Citrix
17 103 (13.36%) Finance
18 102 (13.23%) JavaScript
19 101 (13.10%) HTML
20 100 (12.97%) CSS
21 99 (12.84%) CRM
22 93 (12.06%) MCSE
23 91 (11.80%) Project Management
24 88 (11.41%) Hyper-V
25 87 (11.28%) jQuery
26 78 (10.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 76 (9.86%) Web Services
28 73 (9.47%) Cisco
29 72 (9.34%) Dynamics CRM
30 68 (8.82%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 159 (20.62%) SharePoint
2 117 (15.18%) MS Exchange
3 58 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (6.36%) Lync
5 45 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 41 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 33 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 30 (3.89%) IIS
10 29 (3.76%) SharePoint Server
11 24 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
14 16 (2.08%) Tomcat
15 13 (1.69%) Apache
16 12 (1.56%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
18 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
18 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 260 (33.72%) MS Excel
2 121 (15.69%) MS Office
3 21 (2.72%) MS Project
4 14 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.65%) SPSS
6 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 72 (9.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (1.43%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.52%) assyst
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.10%) Office 365
2 20 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.78%) IaaS
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.39%) ElastiCache
5 3 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Heroku
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.23%) SAN
2 39 (5.06%) Firewall
3 34 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.28%) WAN
5 32 (4.15%) Internet
6 31 (4.02%) Unified Communications
7 30 (3.89%) VPN
8 25 (3.24%) LAN
9 21 (2.72%) DNS
10 20 (2.59%) DHCP
11 19 (2.46%) NAS
12 12 (1.56%) WAAS
12 12 (1.56%) Network Security
12 12 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (1.30%) Wireless
14 9 (1.17%) ADSL
15 7 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.91%) Extranet
15 7 (0.91%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (31.52%) SQL Server
2 78 (10.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (2.20%) MS Access
8 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.82%) MySQL
10 12 (1.56%) EDRMS
11 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.17%) PerformancePoint
13 8 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.91%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.91%) Big Data
15 6 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
16 5 (0.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (6.10%) Visual Studio
2 32 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.69%) Subversion
4 8 (1.04%) Hudson
5 7 (0.91%) Toad
5 7 (0.91%) ERwin
6 6 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.52%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.39%) Selenium
9 3 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.39%) JIRA
10 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.26%) Maven
10 2 (0.26%) NUnit
General
1 103 (13.36%) Finance
2 45 (5.84%) Advertising
3 35 (4.54%) Legal
4 26 (3.37%) Banking
5 18 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.95%) Back Office
8 10 (1.30%) Marketing
9 9 (1.17%) Law
10 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.91%) Automotive
11 7 (0.91%) French Language
12 6 (0.78%) Retail
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) International Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 262 (33.98%) Developer
2 139 (18.03%) Consultant
3 114 (14.79%) Analyst
4 94 (12.19%) .NET Developer
5 83 (10.77%) Architect
6 45 (5.84%) C# Developer
7 42 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 39 (5.06%) Microsoft Consultant
9 38 (4.93%) Support Analyst
10 37 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (4.54%) C# .NET Developer
12 34 (4.41%) Senior Developer
13 32 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
14 29 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (3.63%) Support Engineer
15 28 (3.63%) CRM Developer
16 26 (3.37%) Technical Architect
17 24 (3.11%) SharePoint Developer
18 23 (2.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 23 (2.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (31.39%) .NET
2 133 (17.25%) ASP.NET
3 101 (13.10%) HTML
4 100 (12.97%) CSS
5 87 (11.28%) jQuery
6 76 (9.86%) Web Services
7 60 (7.78%) WCF
8 47 (6.10%) .NET Framework
9 46 (5.97%) XML
10 40 (5.19%) Ajax
11 29 (3.76%) WPF
12 24 (3.11%) HTML5
13 21 (2.72%) LINQ
13 21 (2.72%) Silverlight
14 18 (2.33%) SOAP
15 15 (1.95%) CSS3
15 15 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 13 (1.69%) WinForms
18 12 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 25 (3.24%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.24%) Clustering
3 23 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 13 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.69%) Replication
7 11 (1.43%) Taxonomies
7 11 (1.43%) iPhone
8 8 (1.04%) FlexPod
8 8 (1.04%) iPad
8 8 (1.04%) CLARiiON
9 7 (0.91%) Derivative
9 7 (0.91%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.91%) Celerra
10 6 (0.78%) Remote Sensing
10 6 (0.78%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (0.78%) Social Media
10 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 277 (35.93%) Windows
2 64 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (6.61%) Windows 7
4 42 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (5.19%) Linux
6 39 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (5.06%) Windows 8
7 28 (3.63%) Android
7 28 (3.63%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.50%) UNIX
9 24 (3.11%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.91%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.78%) AIX
13 6 (0.78%) Solaris
14 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.39%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (12.84%) CRM
2 91 (11.80%) Project Management
3 56 (7.26%) ITIL
3 56 (7.26%) Migration
4 52 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (5.58%) OO
7 42 (5.45%) Web Development
8 38 (4.93%) MVC
9 29 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (3.63%) Service Delivery
10 28 (3.63%) Scrum
11 27 (3.50%) Data Modelling
11 27 (3.50%) Business Development
11 27 (3.50%) Unit Testing
12 25 (3.24%) Software Engineering
13 24 (3.11%) ERP
14 23 (2.98%) SOA
14 23 (2.98%) ETL
15 22 (2.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 227 (29.44%) SQL
2 206 (26.72%) C#
3 102 (13.23%) JavaScript
4 52 (6.74%) VB.NET
5 49 (6.36%) T-SQL
6 40 (5.19%) Java
7 37 (4.80%) VB
8 24 (3.11%) PHP
9 20 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.20%) C
10 17 (2.20%) C++
11 11 (1.43%) VBA
12 10 (1.30%) VB6
13 8 (1.04%) Python
13 8 (1.04%) VBScript
14 7 (0.91%) X++
15 6 (0.78%) PHP5
15 6 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 169 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (14.92%) Degree
3 93 (12.06%) MCSE
4 68 (8.82%) MCITP
5 44 (5.71%) MCTS
6 43 (5.58%) Security Cleared
6 43 (5.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 42 (5.45%) MCP
8 39 (5.06%) SC Cleared
9 34 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
10 31 (4.02%) CCA
11 22 (2.85%) MCSA
12 21 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (2.46%) CCEE
14 16 (2.08%) CCNA
15 13 (1.69%) NCDA
15 13 (1.69%) NCIE
16 12 (1.56%) VTSP
16 12 (1.56%) MCSD
17 8 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.28%) SLA
2 12 (1.56%) QA
3 11 (1.43%) Basel II
3 11 (1.43%) Solvency II
4 9 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 152 (19.71%) Active Directory
2 116 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (11.41%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.93%) XenDesktop
5 27 (3.50%) XenApp
6 24 (3.11%) vSphere
7 18 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (1.56%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.56%) vCloud
10 8 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.04%) XenServer
11 4 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.39%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.26%) UAG
13 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.13%) Nmap
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 45 (5.84%) SCCM
2 36 (4.67%) SCOM
3 11 (1.43%) SCVMM
4 10 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.30%) SCDPM
5 9 (1.17%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.91%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.78%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.65%) SCSM
9 5 (0.65%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.52%) WSUS
11 3 (0.39%) Legato
11 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.39%) MOM
11 3 (0.39%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.13%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 170 (22.05%) VMware
2 108 (14.01%) Citrix
3 73 (9.47%) Cisco
4 41 (5.32%) Oracle
5 40 (5.19%) EMC
6 39 (5.06%) NetApp
7 35 (4.54%) Symantec
8 31 (4.02%) HP
9 22 (2.85%) IBM
10 15 (1.95%) Apple
11 13 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.56%) Cognos
13 11 (1.43%) Juniper
13 11 (1.43%) Open Text
14 9 (1.17%) SonicWALL
14 9 (1.17%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.04%) DevExpress
15 8 (1.04%) Intel
15 8 (1.04%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Channel Systems Ltd
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £250000 - £300000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £30,000 + overtime + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasywebRecruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits - corporate / Training!
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bonus, flexible working hours
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago