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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 422 389 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.94% 20.17% 19.80%
As % of the Vendors category 42.45% 42.75% 34.92%
Number of salaries quoted 321 347 339
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
994 910 1071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.33% 47.17% 56.70%
Number of salaries quoted 813 795 915
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (37.15%) MS Excel
2 263 (32.03%) .NET
3 255 (31.06%) SQL Server
4 248 (30.21%) SQL
5 246 (29.96%) Windows
6 240 (29.23%) C#
7 178 (21.68%) JavaScript
8 175 (21.32%) HTML
9 162 (19.73%) CSS
10 155 (18.88%) ASP.NET
11 154 (18.76%) Active Directory
12 151 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
13 148 (18.03%) VMware
14 131 (15.96%) SharePoint
15 128 (15.59%) Finance
16 107 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 103 (12.55%) MS Exchange
18 102 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 101 (12.30%) MVC
20 99 (12.06%) MS Office
21 96 (11.69%) jQuery
22 95 (11.57%) .NET Framework
23 92 (11.21%) Degree
24 88 (10.72%) Hyper-V
25 83 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
25 83 (10.11%) Citrix
26 82 (9.99%) Visual Studio
26 82 (9.99%) Security Cleared
27 80 (9.74%) Scrum
28 79 (9.62%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 131 (15.96%) SharePoint
2 103 (12.55%) MS Exchange
3 51 (6.21%) IIS
4 44 (5.36%) Lync
5 36 (4.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (3.17%) SAS
10 18 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (2.19%) Umbraco
11 17 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (1.95%) CMS
12 16 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2000
13 15 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (1.58%) Alfresco
14 13 (1.58%) Documentum
15 11 (1.34%) WorkSite
16 10 (1.22%) Apache
17 8 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 305 (37.15%) MS Excel
2 99 (12.06%) MS Office
3 31 (3.78%) MS Project
4 15 (1.83%) SPSS
5 12 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 44 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.85%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.49%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.49%) Sage ERP X3
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.37%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.37%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (5.85%) Office 365
3 8 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (0.73%) SaaS
4 6 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.49%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.37%) Yammer
7 2 (0.24%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.12%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.43%) Firewall
2 46 (5.60%) WAN
3 41 (4.99%) LAN
4 36 (4.38%) SAN
5 30 (3.65%) DNS
6 29 (3.53%) VPN
7 27 (3.29%) Internet
8 26 (3.17%) TCP/IP
9 20 (2.44%) DHCP
10 15 (1.83%) Wireless
11 12 (1.46%) IPsec
11 12 (1.46%) VLAN
12 10 (1.22%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.85%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.85%) 3G
13 7 (0.85%) HTTP
14 6 (0.73%) VoIP
14 6 (0.73%) CTI
14 6 (0.73%) MPLS
14 6 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (31.06%) SQL Server
2 74 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (3.65%) MySQL
6 25 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.95%) QlikView
10 15 (1.83%) Pentaho
11 14 (1.71%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.58%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.58%) MS Access
13 12 (1.46%) OLAP
14 11 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 7 (0.85%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 82 (9.99%) Visual Studio
2 35 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.56%) Subversion
4 7 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.61%) RequisitePro
5 5 (0.61%) NUnit
5 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.49%) LSMW
6 4 (0.49%) MSTest
6 4 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (0.49%) Moq
7 3 (0.37%) JIRA
7 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.12%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 128 (15.59%) Finance
2 56 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 52 (6.33%) Retail
4 27 (3.29%) Publishing
5 15 (1.83%) Advertising
5 15 (1.83%) Marketing
6 11 (1.34%) Legal
7 10 (1.22%) Law
8 9 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.10%) Automotive
9 5 (0.61%) Games
10 3 (0.37%) Billing
10 3 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 252 (30.69%) Developer
2 119 (14.49%) Consultant
3 95 (11.57%) Analyst
4 91 (11.08%) Architect
5 89 (10.84%) .NET Developer
6 79 (9.62%) C# Developer
7 62 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 55 (6.70%) Software Developer
9 43 (5.24%) ASP.NET Developer
9 43 (5.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (4.26%) Support Engineer
11 31 (3.78%) Junior
12 29 (3.53%) Project Manager
12 29 (3.53%) Support Analyst
13 28 (3.41%) Junior Developer
14 27 (3.29%) Technical Architect
15 22 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
15 22 (2.68%) SharePoint Consultant
16 21 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (32.03%) .NET
2 175 (21.32%) HTML
3 162 (19.73%) CSS
4 155 (18.88%) ASP.NET
5 96 (11.69%) jQuery
6 95 (11.57%) .NET Framework
7 68 (8.28%) WCF
8 63 (7.67%) XML
9 60 (7.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (7.31%) HTML5
10 42 (5.12%) Web Services
11 39 (4.75%) WPF
12 35 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 32 (3.90%) CSS3
14 29 (3.53%) Entity Framework
15 25 (3.05%) LINQ
16 23 (2.80%) Ajax
17 21 (2.56%) WinForms
17 21 (2.56%) Silverlight
17 21 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.80%) Computer Science
1 64 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.31%) Data Centre
3 23 (2.80%) Blackberry
4 21 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 20 (2.44%) Clustering
6 16 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.83%) User Experience
8 13 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.34%) iPhone
10 10 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.73%) iPad
13 6 (0.73%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.61%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.61%) Life Science
15 4 (0.49%) LIMS
15 4 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 246 (29.96%) Windows
2 83 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (5.24%) Windows 7
5 28 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (3.05%) Windows 8
7 20 (2.44%) UNIX
8 19 (2.31%) Linux
9 16 (1.95%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 10 (1.22%) AIX
12 9 (1.10%) Android
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.61%) CentOS
13 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.61%) Solaris
14 4 (0.49%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (12.30%) MVC
3 80 (9.74%) Scrum
4 79 (9.62%) ITIL
5 78 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
6 75 (9.14%) CRM
7 69 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (7.43%) Project Management
9 58 (7.06%) TDD
10 46 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (4.26%) Migration
11 35 (4.26%) OO
12 34 (4.14%) Mentoring
13 32 (3.90%) E-Commerce
14 31 (3.78%) ERP
14 31 (3.78%) Software Engineering
15 30 (3.65%) Document Management
15 30 (3.65%) Service Delivery
15 30 (3.65%) Change Management
16 29 (3.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 248 (30.21%) SQL
2 240 (29.23%) C#
3 178 (21.68%) JavaScript
4 64 (7.80%) T-SQL
5 48 (5.85%) VB.NET
6 38 (4.63%) PHP
6 38 (4.63%) VB
7 34 (4.14%) PowerShell
8 32 (3.90%) Java
9 20 (2.44%) VBScript
10 19 (2.31%) Python
11 15 (1.83%) R
12 14 (1.71%) VB6
12 14 (1.71%) C
13 13 (1.58%) VBA
14 11 (1.34%) C++
15 6 (0.73%) Perl
16 5 (0.61%) ABAP
16 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 102 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (11.21%) Degree
3 82 (9.99%) Security Cleared
4 64 (7.80%) SC Cleared
5 38 (4.63%) MCSE
6 33 (4.02%) MCP
7 31 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (3.53%) CCNA
9 23 (2.80%) MCSD
9 23 (2.80%) MCSA
10 19 (2.31%) MCITP
11 18 (2.19%) MCTS
11 18 (2.19%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.95%) CCNP
13 12 (1.46%) MCAD
13 12 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.97%) CISM
15 7 (0.85%) CISA
15 7 (0.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.90%) SLA
2 9 (1.10%) QA
2 9 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (18.76%) Active Directory
2 107 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (10.72%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.63%) VMware ESX
5 26 (3.17%) vSphere
6 20 (2.44%) XenApp
7 16 (1.95%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.49%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.49%) XenServer
11 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.24%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.24%) vCloud
12 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (3.90%) SCCM
2 23 (2.80%) SCOM
3 13 (1.58%) NetBackup
4 12 (1.46%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (0.97%) SCDPM
8 7 (0.85%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.61%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.61%) Nagios
9 5 (0.61%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.61%) WSUS
9 5 (0.61%) SCSM
10 4 (0.49%) Windows Intune
10 4 (0.49%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.24%) MOM
12 2 (0.24%) Opsview
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 148 (18.03%) VMware
2 83 (10.11%) Citrix
3 71 (8.65%) Cisco
4 52 (6.33%) SAP
5 51 (6.21%) IBM
5 51 (6.21%) Oracle
6 36 (4.38%) HP
6 36 (4.38%) EMC
7 35 (4.26%) NetApp
8 27 (3.29%) Cognos
9 24 (2.92%) Symantec
10 21 (2.56%) Tableau
11 20 (2.44%) Apple
12 19 (2.31%) Adobe
13 18 (2.19%) Dell
14 17 (2.07%) Business Objects
15 13 (1.58%) 3PAR
15 13 (1.58%) OpenText
16 11 (1.34%) Teradata
17 10 (1.22%) CheckPoint
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