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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 405 357 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.76% 16.62% 18.06%
As % of the Vendors category 32.19% 30.20% 32.47%
Number of salaries quoted 319 323 259
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £24,300
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
1258 1182 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 55.18% 55.03% 55.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1046 1074 767
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 16 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 297 (36.80%) Windows
2 280 (34.70%) MS Excel
3 247 (30.61%) SQL Server
4 236 (29.24%) .NET
5 229 (28.38%) SQL
6 202 (25.03%) C#
7 193 (23.92%) VMware
8 176 (21.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 167 (20.69%) Active Directory
10 165 (20.45%) SharePoint
11 135 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 129 (15.99%) MS Office
13 128 (15.86%) MS Exchange
13 128 (15.86%) Citrix
14 126 (15.61%) ASP.NET
14 126 (15.61%) Degree
15 109 (13.51%) Finance
16 108 (13.38%) CRM
17 100 (12.39%) Hyper-V
18 99 (12.27%) Project Management
19 98 (12.14%) JavaScript
20 97 (12.02%) CSS
21 96 (11.90%) HTML
22 95 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
23 94 (11.65%) MCSE
24 90 (11.15%) Cisco
24 90 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
25 80 (9.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 77 (9.54%) jQuery
27 76 (9.42%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 165 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 128 (15.86%) MS Exchange
3 63 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 48 (5.95%) Lync
6 44 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 38 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 31 (3.84%) SharePoint Server
9 29 (3.59%) IIS
10 27 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2000
13 17 (2.11%) Tomcat
14 16 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
15 15 (1.86%) WebSphere
16 13 (1.61%) Apache
17 8 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
18 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
18 3 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 280 (34.70%) MS Excel
2 129 (15.99%) MS Office
3 22 (2.73%) MS Project
4 14 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.62%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 76 (9.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (1.36%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.50%) assyst
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.95%) Office 365
2 23 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Heroku
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.07%) SAN
2 38 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 37 (4.58%) Firewall
4 31 (3.84%) WAN
5 30 (3.72%) Internet
6 29 (3.59%) Unified Communications
7 28 (3.47%) VPN
8 23 (2.85%) LAN
9 22 (2.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (2.48%) DNS
11 18 (2.23%) DHCP
11 18 (2.23%) NAS
11 18 (2.23%) WAAS
12 12 (1.49%) Network Security
13 10 (1.24%) Wireless
13 10 (1.24%) NetScaler
14 9 (1.12%) ADSL
15 7 (0.87%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.87%) Extranet
16 6 (0.74%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.11%) MS Access
8 14 (1.73%) EDRMS
9 13 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.36%) MySQL
11 10 (1.24%) PerformancePoint
12 8 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.87%) Big Data
13 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.87%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.62%) DB2
16 4 (0.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 47 (5.82%) Visual Studio
2 34 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.61%) Subversion
4 7 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (0.87%) ERwin
4 7 (0.87%) Toad
5 6 (0.74%) Hudson
5 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.50%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.37%) Selenium
8 3 (0.37%) JIRA
8 3 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.25%) NUnit
9 2 (0.25%) Maven
9 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 109 (13.51%) Finance
2 48 (5.95%) Advertising
3 34 (4.21%) Legal
4 25 (3.10%) Banking
5 18 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.11%) Back Office
7 10 (1.24%) Marketing
8 9 (1.12%) Law
9 7 (0.87%) French Language
9 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.74%) Front Office
10 6 (0.74%) Automotive
10 6 (0.74%) Retail
11 3 (0.37%) Local Government
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) International Banking
12 2 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 252 (31.23%) Developer
2 152 (18.84%) Consultant
3 115 (14.25%) Analyst
4 96 (11.90%) Architect
5 84 (10.41%) .NET Developer
6 45 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (5.20%) C# Developer
8 40 (4.96%) Software Developer
9 38 (4.71%) Support Analyst
10 35 (4.34%) Microsoft Consultant
11 33 (4.09%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.84%) Senior Developer
12 31 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
14 28 (3.47%) CRM Developer
14 28 (3.47%) SharePoint Developer
14 28 (3.47%) Project Manager
15 27 (3.35%) Technical Architect
16 25 (3.10%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (29.24%) .NET
2 126 (15.61%) ASP.NET
3 97 (12.02%) CSS
4 96 (11.90%) HTML
5 77 (9.54%) jQuery
6 72 (8.92%) Web Services
7 57 (7.06%) WCF
8 44 (5.45%) XML
8 44 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 40 (4.96%) Ajax
10 28 (3.47%) WPF
11 22 (2.73%) HTML5
12 21 (2.60%) Silverlight
13 20 (2.48%) SOAP
13 20 (2.48%) LINQ
14 13 (1.61%) WinForms
15 12 (1.49%) ADO.NET
15 12 (1.49%) CSS3
16 11 (1.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 29 (3.59%) Clustering
4 27 (3.35%) Blackberry
5 24 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.98%) Mathematics
8 15 (1.86%) FlexPod
9 13 (1.61%) Taxonomies
9 13 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.49%) Replication
11 11 (1.36%) CLARiiON
12 10 (1.24%) Celerra
13 8 (0.99%) iPhone
14 7 (0.87%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.87%) Data Integration
14 7 (0.87%) Derivative
14 7 (0.87%) User Experience
14 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.74%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 297 (36.80%) Windows
2 62 (7.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (6.07%) Windows 7
4 42 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (5.08%) Windows 8
6 38 (4.71%) Linux
6 38 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (3.97%) Windows XP
8 26 (3.22%) Android
8 26 (3.22%) UNIX
9 24 (2.97%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.74%) AIX
13 6 (0.74%) Solaris
14 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (13.38%) CRM
2 99 (12.27%) Project Management
3 95 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (8.43%) ITIL
5 63 (7.81%) Migration
6 53 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (5.08%) OO
7 41 (5.08%) Web Development
8 39 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (3.84%) MVC
10 29 (3.59%) Business Development
11 28 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.47%) ERP
12 26 (3.22%) Unit Testing
12 26 (3.22%) Data Modelling
12 26 (3.22%) Scrum
13 25 (3.10%) Software Engineering
13 25 (3.10%) SOA
14 24 (2.97%) ETL
14 24 (2.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 229 (28.38%) SQL
2 202 (25.03%) C#
3 98 (12.14%) JavaScript
4 54 (6.69%) VB.NET
5 51 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 38 (4.71%) Java
7 37 (4.58%) VB
8 21 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.60%) PHP
9 16 (1.98%) C
10 15 (1.86%) C++
11 13 (1.61%) VBScript
12 12 (1.49%) Python
13 11 (1.36%) VBA
14 10 (1.24%) VB6
15 8 (0.99%) X++
16 6 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.74%) PHP5
17 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (21.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (15.61%) Degree
3 94 (11.65%) MCSE
4 68 (8.43%) MCITP
5 57 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 50 (6.20%) Security Cleared
7 49 (6.07%) SC Cleared
8 46 (5.70%) MCTS
9 44 (5.45%) MCP
9 44 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
10 39 (4.83%) CCA
11 29 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (2.97%) VTSP
12 24 (2.97%) CCEE
13 21 (2.60%) MCSA
14 19 (2.35%) NCDA
14 19 (2.35%) NCIE
15 16 (1.98%) CCNA
16 13 (1.61%) MCSD
17 12 (1.49%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.83%) SLA
2 11 (1.36%) QA
2 11 (1.36%) Solvency II
2 11 (1.36%) Basel II
3 9 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 167 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 135 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (12.39%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.32%) XenDesktop
5 41 (5.08%) XenApp
6 31 (3.84%) vSphere
7 24 (2.97%) VMware ESX
8 20 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 20 (2.48%) vCloud
9 15 (1.86%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.12%) XenServer
11 5 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.12%) Nmap
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 40 (4.96%) SCCM
2 31 (3.84%) SCOM
3 11 (1.36%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.12%) SCVMM
4 9 (1.12%) SCDPM
4 9 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 8 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.99%) XenMobile
6 7 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.87%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.62%) WSUS
7 5 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.50%) SCSM
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.37%) Legato
10 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 193 (23.92%) VMware
2 128 (15.86%) Citrix
3 90 (11.15%) Cisco
4 55 (6.82%) NetApp
5 53 (6.57%) EMC
6 41 (5.08%) HP
7 40 (4.96%) Oracle
8 34 (4.21%) Symantec
9 32 (3.97%) IBM
10 14 (1.73%) Cognos
10 14 (1.73%) Apple
10 14 (1.73%) Open Text
11 13 (1.61%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.49%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.36%) SonicWALL
13 11 (1.36%) Juniper
14 9 (1.12%) DevExpress
14 9 (1.12%) SAP
15 8 (0.99%) Intel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits, 30 days ho
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 per annum + Pension and 29 days holiday
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £21k - 24k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + MS Gold Partner
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + + Pension + Healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago