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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 381 314 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.91% 19.24% 21.13%
As % of the Vendors category 47.45% 37.12% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 329 262 302
Average salary £43,750 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £62,500
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
803 846 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.18% 51.84% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 677 727 777
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 346 (40.00%) Windows
2 280 (32.37%) SQL
3 279 (32.25%) MS Excel
4 268 (30.98%) SQL Server
5 236 (27.28%) .NET
6 216 (24.97%) C#
6 216 (24.97%) VMware
7 208 (24.05%) Active Directory
8 168 (19.42%) ASP.NET
9 162 (18.73%) JavaScript
10 160 (18.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 159 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 155 (17.92%) HTML
13 152 (17.57%) CSS
14 145 (16.76%) SharePoint
15 139 (16.07%) MS Exchange
16 132 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
17 124 (14.34%) MS Office
18 117 (13.53%) Hyper-V
19 116 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
20 104 (12.02%) Citrix
21 96 (11.10%) ITIL
22 95 (10.98%) CRM
23 94 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
24 90 (10.40%) Degree
25 89 (10.29%) jQuery
26 88 (10.17%) Finance
27 83 (9.60%) Security Cleared
28 82 (9.48%) .NET Framework
29 76 (8.79%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 145 (16.76%) SharePoint
2 139 (16.07%) MS Exchange
3 71 (8.21%) SharePoint 2010
4 66 (7.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 57 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 52 (6.01%) IIS
7 49 (5.66%) Lync
8 38 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 36 (4.16%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (2.77%) Umbraco
12 17 (1.97%) CMS
13 16 (1.85%) SAS
14 14 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (1.27%) Alfresco
16 11 (1.27%) Tomcat
16 11 (1.27%) Documentum
17 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
17 10 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 279 (32.25%) MS Excel
2 124 (14.34%) MS Office
3 26 (3.01%) MS Project
4 15 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.58%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 65 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.79%) Office 365
2 72 (8.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.04%) SaaS
4 3 (0.35%) Yammer
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.67%) Firewall
2 63 (7.28%) LAN
3 61 (7.05%) SAN
4 56 (6.47%) WAN
5 46 (5.32%) DNS
6 38 (4.39%) TCP/IP
7 33 (3.82%) DHCP
8 24 (2.77%) VPN
9 19 (2.20%) NAS
10 16 (1.85%) Internet
11 14 (1.62%) Unified Communications
12 13 (1.50%) VoIP
13 11 (1.27%) Network Security
14 10 (1.16%) VLAN
14 10 (1.16%) Wireless
15 8 (0.92%) MPLS
15 8 (0.92%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (0.58%) Wireshark
17 4 (0.46%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (30.98%) SQL Server
2 94 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.54%) MySQL
8 22 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.50%) MS Access
11 10 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.04%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.92%) QlikView
13 8 (0.92%) OLAP
13 8 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.81%) RavenDB
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.58%) DB2
15 5 (0.58%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 60 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.39%) Subversion
4 6 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.58%) RequisitePro
5 5 (0.58%) NUnit
6 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.35%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.23%) JIRA
8 2 (0.23%) MSTest
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.12%) Ant
9 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 88 (10.17%) Finance
2 35 (4.05%) Retail
3 30 (3.47%) Advertising
4 13 (1.50%) Law
4 13 (1.50%) Marketing
5 12 (1.39%) Legal
6 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.69%) Front Office
8 6 (0.69%) Banking
9 4 (0.46%) Automotive
9 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Publishing
10 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Local Government
11 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 243 (28.09%) Developer
2 138 (15.95%) Analyst
3 119 (13.76%) Consultant
4 69 (7.98%) Architect
5 68 (7.86%) .NET Developer
6 57 (6.59%) Support Engineer
6 57 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 47 (5.43%) C# Developer
8 45 (5.20%) Software Developer
9 44 (5.09%) Support Analyst
10 43 (4.97%) SharePoint Developer
11 32 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 30 (3.47%) Senior Developer
12 30 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 30 (3.47%) Project Manager
13 29 (3.35%) SharePoint Consultant
14 28 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 25 (2.89%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (27.28%) .NET
2 168 (19.42%) ASP.NET
3 155 (17.92%) HTML
4 152 (17.57%) CSS
5 89 (10.29%) jQuery
6 82 (9.48%) .NET Framework
7 61 (7.05%) HTML5
7 61 (7.05%) WCF
8 45 (5.20%) Ajax
9 42 (4.86%) XML
9 42 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (3.70%) CSS3
11 31 (3.58%) Web Services
12 30 (3.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 23 (2.66%) WPF
14 21 (2.43%) LINQ
15 20 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 18 (2.08%) ADO.NET
17 17 (1.97%) JSON
18 14 (1.62%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.82%) Computer Science
3 32 (3.70%) Clustering
4 19 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.73%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.62%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.50%) Open Source
8 12 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.39%) User Experience
9 10 (1.16%) iPad
9 10 (1.16%) iPhone
9 10 (1.16%) GIS
9 10 (1.16%) Statistics
10 7 (0.81%) Handset
10 7 (0.81%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.58%) PMI
13 4 (0.46%) LIMS
13 4 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 346 (40.00%) Windows
2 116 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (5.55%) Linux
5 41 (4.74%) Windows 7
6 39 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.43%) Windows 8
8 19 (2.20%) Android
9 14 (1.62%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.16%) CentOS
10 10 (1.16%) UNIX
11 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.12%) Solaris
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (11.10%) ITIL
3 95 (10.98%) CRM
4 70 (8.09%) MVC
5 69 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
6 63 (7.28%) Project Management
7 46 (5.32%) OO
8 44 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (5.09%) TDD
9 40 (4.62%) Scrum
10 37 (4.28%) Software Engineering
11 35 (4.05%) Service Delivery
12 32 (3.70%) Web Application Development
13 31 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (3.35%) Business Continuity
15 28 (3.24%) Migration
16 27 (3.12%) OOA/OOD
17 26 (3.01%) PRINCE2
17 26 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (3.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 280 (32.37%) SQL
2 216 (24.97%) C#
3 162 (18.73%) JavaScript
4 76 (8.79%) T-SQL
5 43 (4.97%) VB.NET
6 36 (4.16%) PHP
7 31 (3.58%) Java
8 29 (3.35%) VB
9 20 (2.31%) PowerShell
10 19 (2.20%) VBScript
11 14 (1.62%) VBA
11 14 (1.62%) Python
12 10 (1.16%) C
13 7 (0.81%) VB6
14 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.58%) R
15 4 (0.46%) X++
15 4 (0.46%) C++
15 4 (0.46%) Perl
16 3 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 160 (18.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (10.40%) Degree
3 83 (9.60%) Security Cleared
4 65 (7.51%) SC Cleared
5 64 (7.40%) MCSE
6 47 (5.43%) MCTS
7 46 (5.32%) MCP
8 41 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (4.51%) MCSA
10 38 (4.39%) MCSD
11 33 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (3.01%) MCAD
12 26 (3.01%) CCNA
13 25 (2.89%) MCITP
14 12 (1.39%) CCNP
15 11 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.16%) CCA
17 9 (1.04%) DV Cleared
18 8 (0.92%) VCP4
19 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.78%) SLA
2 19 (2.20%) QA
3 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 208 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 159 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 55 (6.36%) vSphere
5 34 (3.93%) VMware ESX
6 22 (2.54%) XenApp
7 18 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 15 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.23%) vCloud
12 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (3.70%) SCCM
2 25 (2.89%) SCOM
3 17 (1.97%) WSUS
4 12 (1.39%) SCVMM
4 12 (1.39%) Nagios
5 11 (1.27%) SCDPM
6 8 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.92%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.92%) MOM
7 6 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.58%) SCSM
9 4 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.35%) Foglight
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.35%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.35%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.23%) Opsview
12 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 216 (24.97%) VMware
2 104 (12.02%) Citrix
3 74 (8.55%) Cisco
4 44 (5.09%) EMC
5 42 (4.86%) HP
6 38 (4.39%) NetApp
7 33 (3.82%) Apple
8 30 (3.47%) IBM
9 28 (3.24%) Oracle
10 24 (2.77%) SAP
11 22 (2.54%) Adobe
12 19 (2.20%) Dell
13 17 (1.97%) Juniper
14 13 (1.50%) Symantec
14 13 (1.50%) Tableau
15 11 (1.27%) OpenText
15 11 (1.27%) Cognos
15 11 (1.27%) Business Objects
16 10 (1.16%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.16%) Sitecore
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits + Development
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £33k - 35k per year + Pension + Performance Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Pension, BUPA
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum Depending upon experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent upon experience + Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago