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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 476 347 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.31% 22.90% 18.93%
As % of the Vendors category 54.52% 38.81% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 447 296 278
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
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
873 894 924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.26% 59.01% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 798 759 769
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 404 (44.79%) Windows
2 291 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 264 (29.27%) SQL
4 255 (28.27%) SQL Server
5 252 (27.94%) VMware
6 242 (26.83%) Active Directory
7 219 (24.28%) .NET
8 200 (22.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 196 (21.73%) C#
10 182 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 157 (17.41%) MS Exchange
12 152 (16.85%) SharePoint
13 146 (16.19%) MS Office
14 144 (15.96%) ASP.NET
15 141 (15.63%) Hyper-V
16 139 (15.41%) Citrix
17 134 (14.86%) JavaScript
18 127 (14.08%) CSS
19 123 (13.64%) HTML
19 123 (13.64%) ITIL
20 121 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
20 121 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 111 (12.31%) Degree
22 101 (11.20%) Cisco
23 97 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
24 93 (10.31%) MCSE
25 92 (10.20%) CRM
26 88 (9.76%) Finance
27 84 (9.31%) jQuery
28 81 (8.98%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 157 (17.41%) MS Exchange
2 152 (16.85%) SharePoint
3 74 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 61 (6.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 50 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 46 (5.10%) IIS
9 42 (4.66%) Lync
10 35 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 31 (3.44%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2000
14 17 (1.88%) Umbraco
15 16 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (1.66%) Tomcat
17 13 (1.44%) WebSphere
18 10 (1.11%) CMS
19 9 (1.00%) JBoss
20 7 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 291 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 146 (16.19%) MS Office
3 35 (3.88%) MS Project
4 17 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 64 (7.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.98%) Office 365
2 63 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.89%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Yammer
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.09%) Firewall
2 67 (7.43%) LAN
3 65 (7.21%) SAN
4 56 (6.21%) WAN
5 50 (5.54%) TCP/IP
6 46 (5.10%) DNS
7 33 (3.66%) DHCP
8 23 (2.55%) Internet
9 21 (2.33%) VPN
9 21 (2.33%) NAS
10 20 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (2.00%) Unified Communications
12 16 (1.77%) VoIP
13 14 (1.55%) WAAS
14 13 (1.44%) NetScaler
14 13 (1.44%) Network Security
14 13 (1.44%) Wireless
15 10 (1.11%) VLAN
16 7 (0.78%) MPLS
17 6 (0.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (28.27%) SQL Server
2 97 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.33%) MS Access
11 10 (1.11%) MySQL
12 9 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.78%) EDRMS
14 5 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.55%) DB2
14 5 (0.55%) OLAP
15 3 (0.33%) QlikView
16 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 45 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.55%) NUnit
4 5 (0.55%) Subversion
5 3 (0.33%) JIRA
5 3 (0.33%) Toad
5 3 (0.33%) ERwin
5 3 (0.33%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.22%) MorphX
6 2 (0.22%) MSTest
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.11%) Ant
7 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 88 (9.76%) Finance
2 36 (3.99%) Advertising
3 21 (2.33%) Retail
4 15 (1.66%) Front Office
5 14 (1.55%) Legal
5 14 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.33%) Law
7 11 (1.22%) Banking
8 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.89%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Automotive
9 6 (0.67%) Marketing
10 5 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 211 (23.39%) Developer
2 151 (16.74%) Analyst
3 149 (16.52%) Consultant
4 77 (8.54%) Architect
5 63 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 58 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 51 (5.65%) .NET Developer
8 45 (4.99%) Support Analyst
9 44 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
10 40 (4.43%) Software Developer
11 39 (4.32%) Project Manager
11 39 (4.32%) Technical Consultant
12 38 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 30 (3.33%) Senior Developer
15 29 (3.22%) Senior Consultant
16 28 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.99%) Business Analyst
17 27 (2.99%) Administrator
17 27 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (24.28%) .NET
2 144 (15.96%) ASP.NET
3 127 (14.08%) CSS
4 123 (13.64%) HTML
5 84 (9.31%) jQuery
6 72 (7.98%) .NET Framework
7 56 (6.21%) Ajax
8 54 (5.99%) HTML5
9 52 (5.76%) WCF
10 36 (3.99%) Web Services
10 36 (3.99%) XML
11 27 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (2.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 24 (2.66%) CSS3
14 17 (1.88%) ADO.NET
15 16 (1.77%) JSON
16 14 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 13 (1.44%) LINQ
17 13 (1.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 12 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.21%) Clustering
3 26 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.11%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.33%) FlexPod
7 11 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.22%) User Experience
8 10 (1.11%) Statistics
9 9 (1.00%) PMI
10 8 (0.89%) GIS
10 8 (0.89%) CLARiiON
10 8 (0.89%) Handset
10 8 (0.89%) Celerra
11 7 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.78%) iPhone
11 7 (0.78%) iPad
11 7 (0.78%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 404 (44.79%) Windows
2 121 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (5.21%) Linux
5 45 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (4.66%) Windows 7
7 33 (3.66%) Windows 8
8 25 (2.77%) Windows XP
9 17 (1.88%) Android
10 14 (1.55%) UNIX
11 8 (0.89%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.55%) CentOS
14 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.22%) Solaris
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (13.64%) ITIL
2 121 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (10.20%) CRM
4 81 (8.98%) Project Management
5 58 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 52 (5.76%) MVC
7 49 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
8 47 (5.21%) OO
9 43 (4.77%) Migration
10 38 (4.21%) Software Engineering
11 36 (3.99%) Scrum
12 33 (3.66%) Service Delivery
13 31 (3.44%) TDD
14 30 (3.33%) Business Continuity
15 27 (2.99%) OOA/OOD
16 26 (2.88%) PRINCE2
16 26 (2.88%) ERP
17 25 (2.77%) SOA
18 24 (2.66%) Web Application Development
18 24 (2.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 264 (29.27%) SQL
2 196 (21.73%) C#
3 134 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 72 (7.98%) T-SQL
5 49 (5.43%) VB.NET
6 33 (3.66%) Java
7 23 (2.55%) VB
8 22 (2.44%) VBScript
9 21 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.88%) PHP
11 15 (1.66%) Python
12 12 (1.33%) VBA
13 6 (0.67%) X++
14 4 (0.44%) C
14 4 (0.44%) VB6
15 3 (0.33%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 200 (22.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (12.31%) Degree
3 93 (10.31%) MCSE
4 79 (8.76%) Security Cleared
5 68 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 67 (7.43%) SC Cleared
7 58 (6.43%) MCTS
8 54 (5.99%) MCP
9 45 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (4.88%) MCITP
11 42 (4.66%) MCSA
12 38 (4.21%) MCSD
13 34 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
14 28 (3.10%) CCA
15 25 (2.77%) CCNA
15 25 (2.77%) VTSP
16 24 (2.66%) MCAD
17 18 (2.00%) CCNP
18 15 (1.66%) NCIE
19 14 (1.55%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.54%) SLA
2 20 (2.22%) QA
3 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 242 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 182 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 65 (7.21%) vSphere
5 46 (5.10%) XenApp
6 38 (4.21%) VMware ESX
7 32 (3.55%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 20 (2.22%) vCloud
10 17 (1.88%) Terminal Services
11 12 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (3.66%) SCCM
2 26 (2.88%) SCOM
3 22 (2.44%) WSUS
4 13 (1.44%) SCVMM
5 11 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.11%) Nagios
6 10 (1.11%) MOM
6 10 (1.11%) SCDPM
6 10 (1.11%) XenMobile
7 9 (1.00%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.89%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.78%) SCSM
9 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.67%) ARCserve
10 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.67%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.33%) Foglight
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 252 (27.94%) VMware
2 139 (15.41%) Citrix
3 101 (11.20%) Cisco
4 67 (7.43%) EMC
5 65 (7.21%) NetApp
6 59 (6.54%) HP
7 33 (3.66%) IBM
8 29 (3.22%) Oracle
9 28 (3.10%) Apple
10 21 (2.33%) Symantec
11 19 (2.11%) Adobe
12 17 (1.88%) Juniper
13 14 (1.55%) SAP
13 14 (1.55%) Open Text
14 13 (1.44%) Dell
15 12 (1.33%) DevExpress
16 9 (1.00%) 3PAR
16 9 (1.00%) SonicWALL
17 8 (0.89%) Reuters
17 8 (0.89%) Bloomberg
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