The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 380 377 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.80% 18.78% 17.30%
As % of the Vendors category 39.75% 33.45% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 327 339 257
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
956 1127 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 49.82% 56.15% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 822 985 753
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 254 (34.94%) Windows
2 246 (33.84%) MS Excel
3 224 (30.81%) SQL Server
4 213 (29.30%) .NET
5 211 (29.02%) SQL
6 183 (25.17%) C#
7 168 (23.11%) VMware
8 152 (20.91%) Active Directory
9 142 (19.53%) SharePoint
10 138 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 125 (17.19%) ASP.NET
12 117 (16.09%) MS Exchange
13 116 (15.96%) MS Office
14 111 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 104 (14.31%) Finance
16 100 (13.76%) Citrix
17 93 (12.79%) Degree
18 92 (12.65%) HTML
19 90 (12.38%) CRM
20 88 (12.10%) JavaScript
21 85 (11.69%) CSS
22 82 (11.28%) Hyper-V
23 80 (11.00%) Project Management
24 79 (10.87%) MCSE
25 77 (10.59%) jQuery
26 76 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 73 (10.04%) Cisco
28 67 (9.22%) Web Services
29 62 (8.53%) Dynamics CRM
29 62 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 142 (19.53%) SharePoint
2 117 (16.09%) MS Exchange
3 55 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (6.88%) Lync
5 43 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
10 23 (3.16%) IIS
11 22 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2000
15 15 (2.06%) Apache
16 13 (1.79%) Tomcat
17 8 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.55%) OpenEdge
19 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
19 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 246 (33.84%) MS Excel
2 116 (15.96%) MS Office
3 17 (2.34%) MS Project
3 17 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.55%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Stata
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 62 (8.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.51%) Cognos TM1
4 11 (1.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.55%) assyst
6 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Maximo
8 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.19%) Office 365
2 16 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.83%) IaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.41%) ElastiCache
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Heroku
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.60%) SAN
2 41 (5.64%) Firewall
3 37 (5.09%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.54%) VPN
4 33 (4.54%) WAN
5 30 (4.13%) Internet
5 30 (4.13%) Unified Communications
6 24 (3.30%) LAN
7 19 (2.61%) DHCP
7 19 (2.61%) DNS
7 19 (2.61%) NAS
8 13 (1.79%) Network Security
9 10 (1.38%) ADSL
10 9 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.24%) Wireless
11 8 (1.10%) WAAS
11 8 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.96%) IP Telephony
12 7 (0.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (30.81%) SQL Server
2 76 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (2.20%) MS Access
7 15 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 14 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (1.79%) MySQL
10 9 (1.24%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.24%) PerformancePoint
11 8 (1.10%) EDRMS
12 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.69%) Big Data
13 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 43 (5.91%) Visual Studio
2 21 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.65%) Subversion
4 9 (1.24%) Hudson
5 6 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.55%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.41%) Toad
8 3 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.41%) ERwin
8 3 (0.41%) MSI
8 3 (0.41%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.41%) Selenium
9 2 (0.28%) Maven
9 2 (0.28%) JIRA
9 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 104 (14.31%) Finance
2 40 (5.50%) Advertising
3 35 (4.81%) Legal
4 24 (3.30%) Banking
5 22 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.51%) Back Office
7 11 (1.51%) Marketing
8 7 (0.96%) French Language
8 7 (0.96%) Retail
8 7 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.83%) Law
10 4 (0.55%) Automotive
10 4 (0.55%) Local Government
11 3 (0.41%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) International Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.28%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 243 (33.43%) Developer
2 127 (17.47%) Consultant
3 103 (14.17%) Analyst
4 87 (11.97%) .NET Developer
5 80 (11.00%) Architect
6 50 (6.88%) C# Developer
7 39 (5.36%) Support Analyst
7 39 (5.36%) Microsoft Consultant
8 38 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (4.95%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (4.40%) Software Developer
11 30 (4.13%) Support Engineer
11 30 (4.13%) Senior Developer
12 29 (3.99%) Technical Architect
13 28 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (3.30%) CRM Developer
16 23 (3.16%) SharePoint Developer
16 23 (3.16%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (29.30%) .NET
2 125 (17.19%) ASP.NET
3 92 (12.65%) HTML
4 85 (11.69%) CSS
5 77 (10.59%) jQuery
6 67 (9.22%) Web Services
7 54 (7.43%) WCF
8 40 (5.50%) XML
9 39 (5.36%) .NET Framework
10 33 (4.54%) Ajax
11 29 (3.99%) WPF
12 27 (3.71%) HTML5
13 21 (2.89%) LINQ
14 19 (2.61%) CSS3
14 19 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 16 (2.20%) Silverlight
16 13 (1.79%) WinForms
17 12 (1.65%) SOAP
18 11 (1.51%) ADO.NET
18 11 (1.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.13%) Clustering
2 28 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.58%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.48%) Replication
4 18 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.93%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.65%) iPhone
9 9 (1.24%) iPad
10 8 (1.10%) FlexPod
11 7 (0.96%) Human Factors
11 7 (0.96%) Taxonomies
12 6 (0.83%) Social Media
13 5 (0.69%) CLARiiON
14 4 (0.55%) Handset
14 4 (0.55%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (0.55%) PDA
14 4 (0.55%) Celerra
14 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 254 (34.94%) Windows
2 62 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (8.25%) Windows 7
4 42 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (5.64%) Linux
6 38 (5.23%) Windows 8
7 34 (4.68%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (3.99%) UNIX
10 26 (3.58%) Android
11 22 (3.03%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.83%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.83%) AIX
15 5 (0.69%) Solaris
16 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.41%) FreeBSD
17 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (12.38%) CRM
2 80 (11.00%) Project Management
3 60 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
4 53 (7.29%) ITIL
5 51 (7.02%) Migration
6 42 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (5.78%) Web Development
7 41 (5.64%) OO
8 35 (4.81%) MVC
9 34 (4.68%) Service Delivery
10 29 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (3.99%) Data Modelling
11 27 (3.71%) ERP
12 26 (3.58%) Business Development
12 26 (3.58%) Unit Testing
13 22 (3.03%) ETL
13 22 (3.03%) Software Engineering
14 21 (2.89%) Project Planning
14 21 (2.89%) Scrum
14 21 (2.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (29.02%) SQL
2 183 (25.17%) C#
3 88 (12.10%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.60%) T-SQL
5 45 (6.19%) VB.NET
6 34 (4.68%) VB
7 32 (4.40%) Java
8 24 (3.30%) PHP
9 18 (2.48%) C++
10 17 (2.34%) C
11 16 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.38%) VB6
13 9 (1.24%) VBA
14 8 (1.10%) Python
14 8 (1.10%) VBScript
15 7 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.83%) PHP5
17 5 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 138 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (12.79%) Degree
3 79 (10.87%) MCSE
4 61 (8.39%) MCITP
5 41 (5.64%) MCTS
5 41 (5.64%) Security Cleared
5 41 (5.64%) MCP
6 36 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 36 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (3.99%) Citrix Certification
8 24 (3.30%) CCA
9 19 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.48%) CCEE
11 15 (2.06%) MCSA
12 12 (1.65%) CCNA
13 10 (1.38%) ISEB
13 10 (1.38%) NCDA
13 10 (1.38%) NCIE
14 8 (1.10%) VTSP
15 7 (0.96%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.44%) SLA
2 11 (1.51%) Basel II
2 11 (1.51%) Solvency II
3 10 (1.38%) QA
4 8 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 152 (20.91%) Active Directory
2 111 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.81%) XenDesktop
5 23 (3.16%) XenApp
6 19 (2.61%) vSphere
7 18 (2.48%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.20%) Terminal Services
9 15 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.79%) XenServer
11 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.10%) vCloud
13 4 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.55%) UAG
14 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.14%) Nmap
16 1 (0.14%) NFS
16 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 46 (6.33%) SCCM
2 36 (4.95%) SCOM
3 14 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.38%) SCVMM
4 10 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 9 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.10%) SCDPM
7 6 (0.83%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.69%) SCSM
8 5 (0.69%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.69%) WSUS
9 4 (0.55%) MOM
9 4 (0.55%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.41%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.41%) Legato
10 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 168 (23.11%) VMware
2 100 (13.76%) Citrix
3 73 (10.04%) Cisco
4 42 (5.78%) Symantec
5 35 (4.81%) NetApp
6 33 (4.54%) Oracle
7 31 (4.26%) EMC
8 29 (3.99%) HP
9 22 (3.03%) IBM
10 16 (2.20%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.06%) Apple
12 13 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.79%) Juniper
13 12 (1.65%) Cognos
14 10 (1.38%) Intel
15 9 (1.24%) SAP
16 8 (1.10%) DevExpress
17 7 (0.96%) AppSense
17 7 (0.96%) Open Text
17 7 (0.96%) McAfee
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + NAV 2013 Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + NAV 2013 Projects
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Excellent salarty plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K base + 10K Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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The Legal Ombudsman
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Parity Resources
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + van
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago