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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 412 354 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.65% 19.55% 21.84%
As % of the Vendors category 48.24% 41.21% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 328 310 330
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
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
854 859 988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.95% 47.43% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 675 747 806
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 305 (34.70%) Windows
2 292 (33.22%) MS Excel
3 285 (32.42%) SQL Server
4 269 (30.60%) SQL
5 256 (29.12%) .NET
6 231 (26.28%) C#
7 197 (22.41%) VMware
8 193 (21.96%) Active Directory
9 191 (21.73%) JavaScript
10 180 (20.48%) HTML
10 180 (20.48%) CSS
11 170 (19.34%) ASP.NET
12 151 (17.18%) SharePoint
13 148 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 138 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
15 133 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 131 (14.90%) MS Exchange
17 125 (14.22%) MS Office
18 114 (12.97%) Hyper-V
19 112 (12.74%) jQuery
20 100 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
20 100 (11.38%) MVC
20 100 (11.38%) Finance
21 98 (11.15%) Citrix
21 98 (11.15%) .NET Framework
22 87 (9.90%) Degree
23 84 (9.56%) ITIL
23 84 (9.56%) Security Cleared
24 81 (9.22%) Visual Studio
25 79 (8.99%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 151 (17.18%) SharePoint
2 131 (14.90%) MS Exchange
3 58 (6.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 57 (6.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 51 (5.80%) IIS
6 50 (5.69%) Lync
6 50 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 37 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (3.19%) Umbraco
9 27 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (2.28%) SAS
10 20 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 18 (2.05%) CMS
12 16 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2000
14 12 (1.37%) Apache
15 11 (1.25%) Tomcat
15 11 (1.25%) Documentum
15 11 (1.25%) Alfresco
16 10 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 292 (33.22%) MS Excel
2 125 (14.22%) MS Office
3 24 (2.73%) MS Project
4 11 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.02%) SPSS
6 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.80%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.46%) Sage ERP X3
6 4 (0.46%) Scribe Insight
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.23%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.11%) Magento
9 1 (0.11%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.62%) Office 365
2 65 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.25%) SaaS
4 6 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.34%) Yammer
6 2 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
6 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.11%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.65%) Firewall
2 52 (5.92%) LAN
3 50 (5.69%) WAN
4 45 (5.12%) SAN
5 38 (4.32%) DNS
6 34 (3.87%) TCP/IP
7 30 (3.41%) Internet
8 24 (2.73%) VPN
9 23 (2.62%) DHCP
10 14 (1.59%) Wireless
10 14 (1.59%) VLAN
10 14 (1.59%) Unified Communications
11 11 (1.25%) NAS
12 8 (0.91%) MPLS
12 8 (0.91%) VoIP
13 7 (0.80%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.80%) HTTP
13 7 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.80%) IPsec
14 6 (0.68%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (32.42%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (3.07%) MySQL
7 22 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.37%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.14%) MS Access
12 10 (1.14%) QlikView
13 9 (1.02%) Pentaho
14 7 (0.80%) RavenDB
14 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.80%) OLAP
15 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.46%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 81 (9.22%) Visual Studio
2 28 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.05%) Subversion
4 9 (1.02%) NUnit
5 6 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.68%) MSTest
6 5 (0.57%) RequisitePro
7 4 (0.46%) JIRA
7 4 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (0.46%) Moq
8 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.34%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.23%) LSMW
10 1 (0.11%) Ant
10 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.11%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.11%) Ranorex
General
1 100 (11.38%) Finance
2 47 (5.35%) Retail
3 25 (2.84%) Advertising
4 23 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.82%) Law
5 16 (1.82%) Marketing
6 14 (1.59%) Legal
6 14 (1.59%) Publishing
7 11 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.34%) Banking
8 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.23%) Local Government
9 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.23%) Automotive
9 2 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 261 (29.69%) Developer
2 121 (13.77%) Consultant
3 118 (13.42%) Analyst
4 85 (9.67%) .NET Developer
5 83 (9.44%) Architect
6 72 (8.19%) C# Developer
7 58 (6.60%) Software Developer
8 55 (6.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 52 (5.92%) Support Engineer
10 47 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 34 (3.87%) ASP.NET Developer
12 33 (3.75%) SharePoint Developer
13 31 (3.53%) SharePoint Consultant
13 31 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 31 (3.53%) Junior
14 30 (3.41%) Project Manager
15 29 (3.30%) Support Analyst
15 29 (3.30%) Junior Developer
16 27 (3.07%) Senior Developer
17 26 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (29.12%) .NET
2 180 (20.48%) HTML
2 180 (20.48%) CSS
3 170 (19.34%) ASP.NET
4 112 (12.74%) jQuery
5 98 (11.15%) .NET Framework
6 68 (7.74%) HTML5
7 62 (7.05%) XML
8 61 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 59 (6.71%) WCF
10 37 (4.21%) Entity Framework
11 35 (3.98%) Ajax
12 34 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 33 (3.75%) Web Services
14 30 (3.41%) CSS3
15 26 (2.96%) WPF
16 25 (2.84%) LINQ
17 20 (2.28%) AngularJS
18 19 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 18 (2.05%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.92%) Computer Science
3 29 (3.30%) Clustering
4 22 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.05%) Open Source
6 16 (1.82%) Visualisation
6 16 (1.82%) User Experience
7 15 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.80%) Statistics
11 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.68%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.68%) iPhone
13 5 (0.57%) GIS
13 5 (0.57%) Handset
13 5 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.46%) iSeries
14 4 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 305 (34.70%) Windows
2 100 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (5.01%) Windows 7
5 37 (4.21%) Linux
6 25 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.82%) Android
7 16 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.37%) UNIX
10 10 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 10 (1.14%) CentOS
11 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.23%) Solaris
14 1 (0.11%) AIX
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (11.38%) MVC
3 84 (9.56%) ITIL
4 79 (8.99%) CRM
5 68 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (6.71%) Scrum
7 58 (6.60%) Project Management
8 56 (6.37%) TDD
9 42 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (4.78%) Web Application Development
10 41 (4.66%) OO
11 39 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (4.32%) Software Engineering
13 36 (4.10%) Service Delivery
14 32 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (3.53%) Business Analysis
16 30 (3.41%) Mentoring
17 28 (3.19%) Migration
18 27 (3.07%) Web Development
19 25 (2.84%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 269 (30.60%) SQL
2 231 (26.28%) C#
3 191 (21.73%) JavaScript
4 64 (7.28%) T-SQL
5 49 (5.57%) VB.NET
6 42 (4.78%) PHP
7 33 (3.75%) VB
8 31 (3.53%) Java
9 23 (2.62%) PowerShell
10 18 (2.05%) VBScript
11 14 (1.59%) C
12 13 (1.48%) Python
13 10 (1.14%) VBA
13 10 (1.14%) C++
13 10 (1.14%) VB6
14 9 (1.02%) R
15 5 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.46%) X++
16 4 (0.46%) Perl
17 3 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 133 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (9.90%) Degree
3 84 (9.56%) Security Cleared
4 68 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 49 (5.57%) MCSE
6 40 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 36 (4.10%) MCSD
8 34 (3.87%) MCP
9 33 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (3.75%) MCTS
10 31 (3.53%) MCSA
11 30 (3.41%) CCNA
12 24 (2.73%) MCITP
13 18 (2.05%) MCAD
14 16 (1.82%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.14%) CCNP
15 10 (1.14%) CCA
15 10 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.80%) CISA
16 7 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.01%) SLA
2 15 (1.71%) QA
3 8 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 193 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 148 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (12.97%) Hyper-V
4 40 (4.55%) vSphere
5 35 (3.98%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.16%) Terminal Services
7 17 (1.93%) XenApp
8 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.91%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.23%) vCloud
13 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (3.75%) SCCM
2 21 (2.39%) SCOM
3 12 (1.37%) WSUS
3 12 (1.37%) Nagios
3 12 (1.37%) SCDPM
4 11 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.25%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.80%) SCSM
8 4 (0.46%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.46%) MOM
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.34%) Foglight
9 3 (0.34%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.23%) Opsview
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 197 (22.41%) VMware
2 98 (11.15%) Citrix
3 77 (8.76%) Cisco
4 44 (5.01%) NetApp
5 40 (4.55%) HP
6 38 (4.32%) SAP
6 38 (4.32%) EMC
7 35 (3.98%) Oracle
8 34 (3.87%) IBM
9 27 (3.07%) Adobe
9 27 (3.07%) Apple
10 16 (1.82%) Dell
11 15 (1.71%) Cognos
11 15 (1.71%) Symantec
11 15 (1.71%) Tableau
12 13 (1.48%) Juniper
13 12 (1.37%) Business Objects
14 11 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.25%) OpenText
15 10 (1.14%) Teradata
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capgemini
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus Bonus / Commission, Health, etc
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Barclay Anderson Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £47,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Health Care and Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + FULL BENS
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum Depending on Skills & Experience
Posted: 8 days ago