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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 413 388 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.10% 18.22% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 42.14% 34.01% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 331 314 347
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,250 £63,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
980 1141 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.08% 53.57% 55.35%
Number of salaries quoted 833 960 1069
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 338 (41.42%) MS Excel
2 274 (33.58%) Windows
3 246 (30.15%) .NET
4 236 (28.92%) SQL Server
5 235 (28.80%) C#
6 234 (28.68%) SQL
7 155 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
8 154 (18.87%) HTML
9 153 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 152 (18.63%) JavaScript
11 151 (18.50%) Finance
12 140 (17.16%) ASP.NET
13 138 (16.91%) CSS
14 136 (16.67%) VMware
15 126 (15.44%) MS Exchange
16 108 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
17 101 (12.38%) SharePoint
18 99 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 95 (11.64%) Hyper-V
19 95 (11.64%) Degree
20 93 (11.40%) MVC
21 92 (11.27%) Visual Studio
22 91 (11.15%) MS Office
23 89 (10.91%) jQuery
24 86 (10.54%) .NET Framework
25 85 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
26 83 (10.17%) ITIL
26 83 (10.17%) Scrum
27 82 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 81 (9.93%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 126 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 101 (12.38%) SharePoint
3 52 (6.37%) Lync
4 44 (5.39%) IIS
5 41 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2000
9 17 (2.08%) SAS
9 17 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.23%) Umbraco
10 10 (1.23%) Alfresco
10 10 (1.23%) WorkSite
10 10 (1.23%) Documentum
11 8 (0.98%) CMS
11 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.98%) Node.js
12 6 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 338 (41.42%) MS Excel
2 91 (11.15%) MS Office
3 31 (3.80%) MS Project
4 13 (1.59%) SPSS
5 11 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.98%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.49%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.49%) SAP SCM
6 4 (0.49%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.49%) FRx
6 4 (0.49%) Sage ERP X3
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.25%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.12%) SAP ECC
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.29%) Office 365
3 7 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.86%) SaaS
3 7 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (0.74%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.61%) PaaS
5 5 (0.61%) IaaS
6 4 (0.49%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.25%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.12%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
8 1 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.86%) Firewall
2 47 (5.76%) WAN
3 46 (5.64%) LAN
4 37 (4.53%) SAN
5 34 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 31 (3.80%) VPN
7 25 (3.06%) Internet
8 24 (2.94%) DNS
9 19 (2.33%) DHCP
9 19 (2.33%) Wireless
10 16 (1.96%) IPsec
10 16 (1.96%) VLAN
11 10 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.10%) VoIP
13 7 (0.86%) HTTP
13 7 (0.86%) IPv4
13 7 (0.86%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.74%) Skype
14 6 (0.74%) 3G
15 5 (0.61%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (28.92%) SQL Server
2 82 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (3.43%) Crystal Reports
7 27 (3.31%) MySQL
8 20 (2.45%) OLAP
8 20 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (1.84%) QlikView
9 15 (1.84%) MS Access
10 13 (1.59%) Pentaho
11 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.10%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 8 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
14 8 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 92 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 52 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (2.70%) Subversion
4 7 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.61%) NUnit
5 5 (0.61%) LSMW
5 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.61%) JIRA
6 4 (0.49%) MSTest
6 4 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (0.49%) Moq
6 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.12%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.12%) MSI
8 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 151 (18.50%) Finance
2 62 (7.60%) Manufacturing
3 43 (5.27%) Retail
4 34 (4.17%) Publishing
5 14 (1.72%) Legal
6 12 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.35%) Advertising
8 10 (1.23%) Marketing
8 10 (1.23%) Law
9 8 (0.98%) Automotive
10 5 (0.61%) Local Government
10 5 (0.61%) Billing
10 5 (0.61%) Games
11 4 (0.49%) Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 224 (27.45%) Developer
2 123 (15.07%) Analyst
3 102 (12.50%) Consultant
4 79 (9.68%) Architect
5 76 (9.31%) C# Developer
6 73 (8.95%) .NET Developer
7 63 (7.72%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (5.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 44 (5.39%) ASP.NET Developer
10 43 (5.27%) Software Developer
11 39 (4.78%) Support Engineer
12 32 (3.92%) Support Analyst
13 31 (3.80%) Project Manager
14 27 (3.31%) Graduate
15 25 (3.06%) Junior
16 24 (2.94%) Senior Developer
16 24 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
17 22 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 22 (2.70%) Junior Developer
18 21 (2.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (30.15%) .NET
2 154 (18.87%) HTML
3 140 (17.16%) ASP.NET
4 138 (16.91%) CSS
5 89 (10.91%) jQuery
6 86 (10.54%) .NET Framework
7 62 (7.60%) HTML5
8 61 (7.48%) XML
9 58 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (6.99%) WCF
11 41 (5.02%) CSS3
12 39 (4.78%) WPF
13 35 (4.29%) Web Services
14 34 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 24 (2.94%) WinForms
16 23 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (2.82%) AngularJS
16 23 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 23 (2.82%) Entity Framework
17 20 (2.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 45 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 18 (2.21%) Blackberry
6 16 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.96%) Visualisation
7 15 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.47%) User Experience
9 11 (1.35%) Replication
9 11 (1.35%) Clustering
10 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.98%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.98%) iPhone
11 7 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.86%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.61%) LIMS
12 5 (0.61%) GIS
12 5 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 274 (33.58%) Windows
2 85 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (6.50%) Windows 8
5 47 (5.76%) Windows 7
5 47 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.57%) UNIX
8 15 (1.84%) Linux
9 14 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 10 (1.23%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.23%) AIX
12 7 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.74%) Android
14 5 (0.61%) Solaris
14 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (11.40%) MVC
3 83 (10.17%) Scrum
3 83 (10.17%) ITIL
4 78 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
5 69 (8.46%) Project Management
6 67 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 64 (7.84%) TDD
8 50 (6.13%) CRM
9 41 (5.02%) E-Commerce
10 40 (4.90%) Migration
11 38 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (4.41%) Change Management
13 35 (4.29%) SDLC
14 34 (4.17%) ERP
15 33 (4.04%) Web Development
16 32 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (3.92%) Mentoring
17 28 (3.43%) Configuration Management
18 27 (3.31%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (28.80%) C#
2 234 (28.68%) SQL
3 152 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 81 (9.93%) T-SQL
5 48 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 38 (4.66%) PowerShell
7 33 (4.04%) VB
8 25 (3.06%) PHP
9 21 (2.57%) Java
10 18 (2.21%) VBA
10 18 (2.21%) VB6
11 17 (2.08%) Python
12 13 (1.59%) VBScript
12 13 (1.59%) R
13 11 (1.35%) C++
14 10 (1.23%) C
15 8 (0.98%) X++
16 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.74%) ABAP
17 4 (0.49%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 108 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (11.64%) Degree
3 70 (8.58%) Security Cleared
4 55 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 35 (4.29%) MCSE
6 24 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.70%) CCNA
8 19 (2.33%) MCSA
8 19 (2.33%) MCP
9 18 (2.21%) MCITP
10 16 (1.96%) CCNP
11 15 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.72%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.47%) MCSD
14 11 (1.35%) MCTS
15 8 (0.98%) ISEB
16 6 (0.74%) CISM
17 5 (0.61%) CISA
17 5 (0.61%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.02%) SLA
2 11 (1.35%) QA
3 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 99 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.68%) VMware ESX
5 26 (3.19%) XenApp
6 17 (2.08%) vSphere
7 16 (1.96%) Terminal Services
8 12 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.61%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.49%) XenServer
14 3 (0.37%) Xen
15 2 (0.25%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 49 (6.00%) SCCM
2 34 (4.17%) SCOM
3 14 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 14 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.10%) SCDPM
5 9 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (0.98%) WSUS
7 7 (0.86%) SCSM
8 6 (0.74%) Windows Intune
9 5 (0.61%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.61%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.49%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.25%) MOM
12 2 (0.25%) Netcool
12 2 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 136 (16.67%) VMware
2 76 (9.31%) Citrix
3 61 (7.48%) Cisco
4 60 (7.35%) SAP
5 53 (6.50%) Oracle
6 41 (5.02%) IBM
7 39 (4.78%) NetApp
8 36 (4.41%) Apple
9 35 (4.29%) HP
10 34 (4.17%) EMC
11 26 (3.19%) Symantec
12 22 (2.70%) Cognos
13 19 (2.33%) Dell
14 17 (2.08%) SonicWALL
15 16 (1.96%) Tableau
16 14 (1.72%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.72%) Veeam
16 14 (1.72%) CheckPoint
17 13 (1.59%) Adobe
18 10 (1.23%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rubicon Consulting
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,600 to £40,000 per annum Car Allowance - £5,400, Fuel Card, M
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k-£55k+benefits, progession +package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £60k plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago