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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 424 343 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.03% 16.26% 17.84%
As % of the Vendors category 32.72% 29.39% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 332 314 248
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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
1296 1167 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 55.13% 55.33% 55.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1059 748
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 30 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 326 (40.40%) Windows
2 277 (34.32%) MS Excel
3 243 (30.11%) SQL Server
4 229 (28.38%) .NET
5 220 (27.26%) SQL
6 203 (25.15%) VMware
7 198 (24.54%) C#
7 198 (24.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 179 (22.18%) SharePoint
9 176 (21.81%) Active Directory
10 142 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 140 (17.35%) Citrix
12 135 (16.73%) MS Office
13 134 (16.60%) Degree
14 129 (15.99%) MS Exchange
15 121 (14.99%) ASP.NET
16 110 (13.63%) CRM
17 108 (13.38%) MCSE
18 107 (13.26%) Hyper-V
19 102 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
20 98 (12.14%) Cisco
21 97 (12.02%) Finance
22 96 (11.90%) HTML
22 96 (11.90%) JavaScript
23 95 (11.77%) CSS
23 95 (11.77%) Project Management
24 81 (10.04%) ITIL
25 80 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
26 74 (9.17%) MCITP
27 73 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 179 (22.18%) SharePoint
2 129 (15.99%) MS Exchange
3 64 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 46 (5.70%) Lync
6 43 (5.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 43 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 36 (4.46%) SharePoint Server
9 35 (4.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 33 (4.09%) IIS
11 18 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2000
12 17 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (1.98%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.98%) Tomcat
14 15 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
16 12 (1.49%) Apache
17 4 (0.50%) Sitefinity
18 3 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 277 (34.32%) MS Excel
2 135 (16.73%) MS Office
3 21 (2.60%) MS Project
4 11 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.62%) SPSS
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 73 (9.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.50%) assyst
7 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.37%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.12%) SalesLogix
9 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.57%) Office 365
2 31 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.99%) IaaS
4 2 (0.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Heroku
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.20%) SAN
2 42 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 38 (4.71%) Firewall
4 31 (3.84%) WAN
5 28 (3.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 26 (3.22%) LAN
6 26 (3.22%) VPN
6 26 (3.22%) Internet
6 26 (3.22%) Unified Communications
7 25 (3.10%) DNS
8 23 (2.85%) DHCP
9 22 (2.73%) WAAS
10 15 (1.86%) NAS
11 14 (1.73%) NetScaler
12 13 (1.61%) Network Security
13 11 (1.36%) Wireless
14 7 (0.87%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.87%) VoIP
14 7 (0.87%) ADSL
15 6 (0.74%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (1.98%) EDRMS
8 12 (1.49%) MS Access
9 11 (1.36%) MySQL
9 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.24%) PerformancePoint
11 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.87%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.87%) Big Data
13 6 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.62%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 36 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.61%) Subversion
4 8 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (0.87%) Toad
5 7 (0.87%) ERwin
6 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.74%) Hudson
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.50%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.37%) Selenium
9 3 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.37%) JIRA
10 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.25%) Maven
10 2 (0.25%) MorphX
General
1 97 (12.02%) Finance
2 38 (4.71%) Advertising
3 32 (3.97%) Legal
4 18 (2.23%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.23%) Back Office
5 17 (2.11%) Banking
6 10 (1.24%) Front Office
7 8 (0.99%) Law
7 8 (0.99%) Marketing
8 6 (0.74%) Automotive
9 5 (0.62%) Retail
10 4 (0.50%) French Language
10 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.50%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 242 (29.99%) Developer
2 156 (19.33%) Consultant
3 110 (13.63%) Analyst
4 104 (12.89%) Architect
5 77 (9.54%) .NET Developer
6 50 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
7 37 (4.58%) Software Developer
7 37 (4.58%) C# Developer
8 36 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 36 (4.46%) SharePoint Developer
9 35 (4.34%) Support Analyst
10 33 (4.09%) Technical Consultant
11 31 (3.84%) Microsoft Consultant
12 29 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 28 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.35%) Pre Sales Consultant
14 27 (3.35%) CRM Developer
15 26 (3.22%) Administrator
15 26 (3.22%) Project Manager
15 26 (3.22%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (28.38%) .NET
2 121 (14.99%) ASP.NET
3 96 (11.90%) HTML
4 95 (11.77%) CSS
5 70 (8.67%) Web Services
6 69 (8.55%) jQuery
7 58 (7.19%) WCF
8 46 (5.70%) .NET Framework
9 45 (5.58%) Ajax
10 42 (5.20%) XML
11 26 (3.22%) WPF
12 22 (2.73%) Silverlight
13 20 (2.48%) SOAP
13 20 (2.48%) HTML5
14 16 (1.98%) LINQ
15 14 (1.73%) ADO.NET
16 11 (1.36%) XSLT
16 11 (1.36%) WinForms
17 10 (1.24%) Middleware
18 9 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.72%) Clustering
4 21 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 19 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.35%) FlexPod
6 18 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.73%) Taxonomies
8 13 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.61%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.49%) Celerra
9 12 (1.49%) Replication
9 12 (1.49%) CLARiiON
10 9 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.99%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.87%) iPhone
12 7 (0.87%) User Experience
12 7 (0.87%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.87%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 326 (40.40%) Windows
2 68 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (6.20%) Windows 7
4 48 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (5.70%) Windows 8
6 39 (4.83%) Linux
7 37 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (3.97%) Windows XP
9 26 (3.22%) Android
10 25 (3.10%) UNIX
10 25 (3.10%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.74%) AIX
15 6 (0.74%) Solaris
16 3 (0.37%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.37%) SUSE
16 3 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (13.63%) CRM
2 102 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (11.77%) Project Management
4 81 (10.04%) ITIL
5 63 (7.81%) Migration
6 50 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (5.45%) OO
8 37 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (3.97%) Web Development
10 30 (3.72%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.47%) ERP
11 28 (3.47%) Business Development
11 28 (3.47%) Software Engineering
11 28 (3.47%) Scrum
11 28 (3.47%) Unit Testing
12 27 (3.35%) SOA
13 26 (3.22%) MVC
14 23 (2.85%) Change Control
15 22 (2.73%) Data Modelling
16 21 (2.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 220 (27.26%) SQL
2 198 (24.54%) C#
3 96 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 54 (6.69%) VB.NET
5 51 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 38 (4.71%) Java
7 28 (3.47%) VB
8 22 (2.73%) PHP
9 21 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.98%) Python
11 15 (1.86%) VBScript
12 12 (1.49%) C++
13 10 (1.24%) C
14 9 (1.12%) VB6
15 8 (0.99%) X++
15 8 (0.99%) VBA
16 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.74%) PHP5
18 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 198 (24.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (16.60%) Degree
3 108 (13.38%) MCSE
4 74 (9.17%) MCITP
5 65 (8.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 57 (7.06%) MCTS
7 54 (6.69%) Citrix Certification
8 51 (6.32%) Security Cleared
9 50 (6.20%) SC Cleared
10 47 (5.82%) CCA
10 47 (5.82%) MCP
11 36 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (3.97%) VTSP
13 30 (3.72%) CCEE
14 22 (2.73%) NCDA
14 22 (2.73%) NCIE
14 22 (2.73%) MCSA
15 17 (2.11%) MCSD
15 17 (2.11%) CCNA
16 16 (1.98%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.70%) SLA
2 11 (1.36%) QA
3 9 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.87%) Basel II
4 7 (0.87%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 176 (21.81%) Active Directory
2 142 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (13.26%) Hyper-V
4 59 (7.31%) XenDesktop
5 48 (5.95%) XenApp
6 39 (4.83%) vSphere
7 26 (3.22%) vCloud
8 23 (2.85%) VMware ESX
9 18 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (1.49%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.12%) XenServer
12 8 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
16 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.12%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 39 (4.83%) SCCM
2 33 (4.09%) SCOM
3 12 (1.49%) SCOrch
3 12 (1.49%) XenMobile
4 10 (1.24%) SCVMM
5 8 (0.99%) WSUS
5 8 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 8 (0.99%) SCDPM
6 7 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.74%) Windows Intune
8 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.62%) SCSM
8 5 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.50%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.37%) Legato
10 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.25%) MOM
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 203 (25.15%) VMware
2 140 (17.35%) Citrix
3 98 (12.14%) Cisco
4 65 (8.05%) NetApp
5 64 (7.93%) EMC
6 47 (5.82%) HP
7 40 (4.96%) Oracle
8 35 (4.34%) IBM
9 33 (4.09%) Symantec
10 17 (2.11%) Open Text
11 14 (1.73%) 3PAR
12 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.61%) Apple
12 13 (1.61%) Juniper
12 13 (1.61%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.36%) SonicWALL
13 11 (1.36%) Websense
14 10 (1.24%) DevExpress
14 10 (1.24%) SAP
14 10 (1.24%) Cognos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Car / Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 29 days holidays, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,995 pa
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 - £13,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atkins
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £420000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + career, benefits, bonuses,
Posted: 5 days ago